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NEWS HEADLINES SEX OFFENDERS LAW - All registered sex offenders in Delaware must now respond in person for address verification. Page 3 TRUTHFUL LABELING - Perdue Farms, the nation’s third largest poultry producer, has joined the Truthful Labeling Coalition. What does this mean for consumers? Page 6 WWII VETS - When riding in convoy through enemy territory during a time of war, it’s quite possible the worst place to be is sitting on top of an ammunition truck. Page 8 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE - One of the goals of the Delaware Women’s Conference is to bring women of all lifestyles and diverse backgrounds together. Page 9 NEW HABITAT - The State of Delaware announces the acquisition of 1,100 acres of forest habitat in Sussex County. Page 11 FAITH IN ACTION - Short on numbers but long on dedication, a small group of volunteers is putting their Faith in Action. Page 15 VITAL SIGNS - There were seven characteristics that patients want to see in their physician. The first of those is confidence. Find out what else is vital. Page 24 YEAR IN REVIEW - The Seaford Star looks back at the year in sports. Page 39 STARS OF THE WEEK - A Seaford boys’ basketball player and a Seaford boys’ swimmer are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 41 FINAL WORD - A new feature starts off the New Year to include brief thoughts from a variety of sources, some serious, some humorous and some perhaps even inspiring. Page 51

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The Virginia C, which has been traveling back and forth across the Nanticoke River at Woodland since 1961, is now in retirement. This photo was taken on Friday, Dec. 28, when dignitaries gathered to bid fond farewell. Photo by Daniel Richardson

‘Virginia C’ is retired By Daniel Richardson The last day of 2007 was also the last day of operation for the Virginia C, the old three-car Woodland Ferry. At 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, the ferry finished its last day of operation and DelDOT began work on a dock for the new six-car ferry. On Friday, Dec. 28, the Woodland Ferry Association, local legislators and other members of the community met with DelDOT at the Ferry as they made the announcement that ferry operations would cease as of Monday, Dec. 31, so the dock construction project could begin. The new ferry, which will cost the

state $931,000, is being built by Chesapeake Ship Builders of Salisbury. According to DelDot spokesperson and project manager George Unkle, the new ferry is about 50 percent complete and is expected to be in the water by November of 2008. The old ferry was taken out of the water because it is in poor condition and is unreliable, according to DelDOT. The ferry was routinely out of commission due to repair and maintenance. "Our intention and desire is to have the new vessel look as much as possible like the old one," said Unkle. The Woodland Ferry association supports the upgrade to the ferry, according to

member Christine Darby. "We were divided about whether or not (the ferry) should be three cars or six, but we are happy about the new ferry," said Darby. Ferry operations began in Woodland in the mid 1700s. DelDOT has been responsible for the ferry's operation since 1935. The Virginia C was put in the water to replace an older, wooden ferry in 1961. Jack and Carolyn Knowles, who live near the ferry, house a small museum honoring the ferry and its history. The construction of the new dock will cost Delaware $1.8 million with an additional $500,000 for permits and other miscellaneous items. The total cost to the state is $3.2 million.


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New law to track registered sex offenders in effect On May 23, 2007, Governor Ruth Ann Minner signed Senate Bill 60 into Delaware law. The bill amended sex offender legislation in order to conform to recent federal legislative changes required under the Adam Walsh Child Safety and Protection Act of 2006. The State Bureau of Identification (SBI) is moving forward with the implementation of the new laws. Effective Jan. 1, 2008, all registered sex offenders in Delaware will be required to respond in person to SBI in Dover, or SBI-North at Delaware State Police Troop 2 in Newark for address verification. Tier 1 offenders will be required to report to SBI annually, tier 2 offenders will be required to report semi-annually and tier 3 offenders will report quarterly. The reporting dates have been staggered throughout the year, based on the offender's date of initial registration. Homeless registrants, who will have to respond in person on a weekly basis, will also come into non-compliance by failing to respond to SBI. In addition to verifying address, employment, and place of study, offenders will be required to provide SBI with additional information, including email addresses, secondary residence and employment addresses, and vehicle information, including the registration and description of all vehicles (including aircraft and watercraft) they own or operate. Photographs and fingerprints will also be obtained each time the offender verifies. The new law also requires offenders to respond in person to SBI or SBI-North within three days of any change in registry information. As a result of the changes in the law, the offender will come into violation simply by failing to respond to SBI or SBI-North during their assigned month. Police officers will no longer have to respond to a non-compliant offender's residence to verify the address prior to obtaining an arrest warrant. A failure to re-register warrant will be obtained once the offender fails to respond to SBI. Letters have been sent to all registered sex offenders, detailing their new reporting responsibilities. Anyone with questions about these new responsibilities should call SBI at 302-672-5335. The new law does not change the process by which community notification is made. Community notification standards remain unchanged.

Seaford Historical Society annual membership dinner

The Seaford Historical Society Membership Dinner and Election of Officers will be held on Monday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge on Rt. 13A, Bridgeville Highway, north of the Seaford Post Office. The cost is $5 per person, plus one covered dish per family of a vegetable, salad or dessert. Reservations are required by calling Nancy Hickman 629-6337 by Monday, Jan. 14. Fried chicken and beverages will be provided. Following the dinner there will be musical entertainment by Tony Windsor. Volunteers of the Year will be announced, followed by presentation for election of the new officers and trustees for the year 2008.


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Coast Guard top 2007 rescues video is online The U. S. Coast Guard has released a video compilation of its most dramatic rescues of 2007. These harrowing rescues confirm the critical lifesaving role performed by the Coast Guard in service to our nation. Since 1790, the Coast Guard has saved more than one million lives, and it continues to execute this mission with unwavering dedication in often extreme conditions and locations. "As America's lifesavers and guardians of the seas, Coast Guard men and women commit themselves every day to serving our nation and its people with selfless courage and unflinching determination," said Adm. Thad Allen, commandant of the Coast Guard. "What began as America's only lifesaving service charged with the dangerous duty of saving sailors from shipwrecks along our coasts has evolved into a modern-day, multi-mission Coast Guard that demonstrates the same commitment to saving lives that it did more than 200 years ago." All videos are available as a broadcastquality download at http://cgvi.uscg.mil. This year's rescues include: 1. The Coast Guard assisted in the res-

cue and evacuation of more than 160 people and six pets stranded by flooding in the Pacific Northwest in early December. Here, an aircrew from Port Angeles, Wash., conducts night search-and-rescue operations over flood-ravaged Lewis County, Wash., Dec. 3. 2. In August, a boat crew from Coast Guard Station Barnegat Light, N.J., pulled three people out of the water moments before their boat sank after capsizing. 3. The Coast Guard assisted four people on a sailing vessel that ran aground at the south end of Lopez Island, Wash. A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles and a small response boat crew from Coast Guard Station Bellingham assisted, pulling the Shekinech off of the rocks to safely rescue all aboard May 27. 4. Coast Guard Air Station Houston hoisted four people to safety including two young boys after their boat went over the Colorado River dam in Bay City, Texas on April 6. Rescue swimmers and the crew of the helicopter worked feverishly to keep the cable from swaying into the dam and power lines. 5. After Tropical Storm Noel slammed into the Dominican Republic on Oct. 30,

Celebrations planned for Martin Luther King Day A Rise-n-Shine Prayer Breakfast will be held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Seaford Golf & Country Club on Monday, Jan. 21, at 8 a.m. Tickets, which are $20, will not be sold after Jan. 16. The keynote speaker is the Rev. John G. Moore Sr., regional resource development manager of the Kent and Sussex County United Way. The MLK Community Recognition Award will be presented to Norman and Rose Poole for their dedicated commitment to our community. The event includes a breakfast buffet, live entertainment and powerful points on the visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The celebration continues at Seaford High School from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. where admission is $1. Special appearances include Artist Larry Stevens and Earl Hardy Sobers; poetry by Larry O'Neal; keynote speaker Councilman Ted Blunt; and the Rev, Brian Nixon reciting the “I Have a Dream” speech. The event also includes a teen summit; open mic; live entertainment; Moves of Praise; vendors; free lunch; step show; MLK Jr. trivia; children's games sponsored by the Seaford Library; face painting; crafts; 2008 AFRAM Contest; door prizes; and much more. For tickets, call 628-1908.

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killing more than 80 people, Coast Guard crewmembers from Air Stations Clearwater, Fla., and Borinquen, Puerto Rico, provided humanitarian relief, including medical evacuations of severely ill survivors. Here, a child suffering from acute appendicitis was airlifted from the remote mountain city of San Jose De Ocoa on Nov. 5. The mountain city was cut off because of severe mudslides and flooding associated with the tropical storm. 6. Passengers from the cruise ship Empress of the North were rescued by the Coast Guard Cutter Liberty after the vessel ran aground on May 14 outside of Icy Strait Point, Alaska. 7. When severe rains caused flooding across much of the Midwest this summer, Coast Guard crews from across the region assisted in rescues and evacuations in flooded areas. Here, a Coast Guard Air Station helicopter hoisted two people from the roof of a house in Shelby, Ohio in August. 8. The Coast Guard airlifted a British woman who was attempting to row across the Pacific Ocean after her custom-made row boat rolled in heavy seas 90 miles off the California coast Aug. 24. A helicopter

from Air Station Humboldt Bay hoisted the woman from her vessel 9. The Coast Guard hoisted a 64-yearold injured male off of Brother Mountain in Port Angeles, Wash., after Coast Guard Sector Seattle was notified by local authorities that a 64-year-old male had been injured and was immobile on the summit. On May 27, a helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles hoisted the injured male from an altitude of just over 7,000 feet, the highest altitude rescue ever performed by the Coast Guard in the region. 10. The Coast Guard rescued two men after their helicopter crashed 130 miles south southeast of Galveston, Texas. After Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston received the call, Coast Guard Air Station Houston launched a crew to assist. The helicopter crew arrived on scene and searched for approximately 30 minutes before finding wreckage and two people in the water. The two men were hoisted into the helicopter and headed back to Galveston. Due to the extreme distance involved, the helicopter had to refuel on an oil rig on the way back.

SEAFORD DISTRICT LIBRARY EVENTS Here's what’s happening at the Seaford District Library for the week of Jan. 3-10: Events • There are now three opportunities for ‘Story Times’ at your library. ‘Mother Goose on the Loose’ Lap-sit for Pre-Walkers will be on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. starting Jan. 8; Walkers will be on Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. starting Jan. 9; and Thursdays will be for Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. for 3-5 year olds starting on the Jan. 10. For more information, contact Cindi Smith at 629-2524. • The movie ‘Clue,’ starring Tim Curry, will be shown Thursday, Jan. 10, at 5:30 p.m. Then on Thursday, Jan. 31, ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ with an all star cast, will start at 5:30 p.m. Both movies are rated PG. For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524. Upcoming events • Adults, here’s your chance to win great prizes! Register for the Adult Winter Reading Program, ‘Winter Chillers,’ starting Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Seaford District Library. There will be weekly prize drawings. For more information, contact Motta at 629-2524. • In support of our Winter Reading Program; ‘Winter Chillers,’ Tamara of Serenityville will give chair massages to patrons who sign up for the program on Thursday, Jan. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. You must be at least 18 for this service. For more information, contact Motta at 629-2524 or Tamara of Serenityville at 228-8314. • The ‘Science and Religion’ book dis-

cussion will meet on Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Seaford Library meeting room starting at 6:30 p.m. The book being discussed is ‘Evolution, the Fossils Say No!’ by Duane T. Gish. All adults are welcome to participate. For more information, contact Motta at 629-2524. • The Celiac Support Group will meet at the Seaford District Library on Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. • Ms. Rosetta Garfield will host ‘Historical Reflections’ as part of our Black History Month celebrations. Join us on Friday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. at the Seaford District Library. For more information, contact Motta at 629-2524. • Do you have health concerns? Confusing lab reports? Questions you should ask your doctor? Visit the Seaford District Library the second Wednesday of each month from 11a.m. to 1 p.m. and meet with Linda Leonard, consumer health librarian for Sussex County. All reference services are free and confidential. Programs are free and open to the public.

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W o o d b r i d g e s c h o o l b o a r d Grants for reading initiative available approves revised budget By Cathy Shufelt Woodbridge senior Doug Washington has had a very busy year. For his senior project Washington chose to plant and take care of over 300 poinsettias for the agriculture program at Woodbridge High School. Students in the program sell the plants as a fund-raiser and this year sold all but 15 plants, which were donated to Woodbridge School Board members during the December 18 meeting. Doug told board members that raising the plants is “not an exact science” because many things effect when the plants bloom and when they turn color, and they have to be watered and fertilized to help those processes to happen. Along with congratulating Washington and the other students in the agriculture program on the success of their fund-raiser Dr. Kevin Carson, Superintendent of the Woodbridge School District, also congratulated Woodbridge Elementary and Middle Schools on being named “commendable” schools by the Delaware Student Testing Program. Dr. Carson complimented teachers, students, and parents on their hard work in helping to maintain good test scores, and stated that the district very much appreciates their efforts. The Woodbridge School Board voted to approve the newly revised Discretionary Revenue Budget for Fiscal Year 2008. Approving approximately 5.9 million dol-

Bridgeville begins fluoridation of water The town of Bridgeville will begin adding fluoride to its public water system by January 2, 2008 to comply with state law. The completed project, which began in June 2006, will cost $38,146.96 and is funded by a grant from Delaware’s 21st Century Fund. Bridgeville joins area towns Seaford, Delmar, and Laurel in implementing fluoridation, which is endorsed by the American Dental Association as a safe and effective way to prevent tooth decay. Children who drink optimally fluoridated water on a regular basis do not need to take fluoride dietary supplements. Some home water treatments, such as reverse osmosis units, wil remove fluoride, so customers should consult the water treatment manufacturer to see if their water treatment system is removing the fluoride. If so, parents should consult their prescribing dentist or physician about whether additional fluoride supplements are necessary. For more information, contact Bridgevlle Water Superintendent Doug Jones or Town Manager Bonnie Walls at 337-7135.

Delaware Congressman Mike Castle recently highlighted the National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) Big Read initiative and urges community organizations throughout Delaware to take advantage of this innovative grant program. The Big Read initiative promotes both the enjoyment of reading and the strength of communities and provides communities with a wide range of interactive resources and programs that center on one selected book. Findings of a 2004 NEA study entitled "Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America," indicated that literary reading in America is on the decline

and getting worse, especially among young populations. The study spurred the creation of the Big Read initiative, which is expected to reach approximately 400 communities nationwide by 2008. Applications for all Big Read programs taking place between September 2008 and June 2009 are due by Feb. 12, 2008. Additional information, including application requirements, is available at www.neabigread.org. Interested organizations may also contact Arts Midwest Representative Christine Taylor at 612-341-0755 ext. 21 or christine@artsmidewest.org.

lars in funds to supplement the district’s larger overall budget, the budget contains new items for funding such as money to help expand technology purchases for the district as well as support for athletics such as creating a golf team for the high school. Woodbridge School Board member Willis Dewey commented the budget committee for doing an excellent job with the budget and in working with the discretionary funds. Board member Shawn Bowman spoke about how wonderful the community has been in helping support the district’s uniform program and encouraged administrators to make sure that funds donated for things such as school uniforms are spent on those specific things and not allow funds to get lost in the larger budget. Dr. Carson informed the board that the district will be able to increase the uniform budget due to more donations from the community. The board also discussed adding a budget line for construction to help with future construction costs. Brian Bassett, Supervisor of Administrative Services, reported on projected costs of a new pole building at the farm site and showed the board drawings of the proposed building. The new building would house track equipment as well as mowers and other maintenance equipment.

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At the meeting, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the horsemen’s groups reached consensus on a framework of a uniform plan that would bring consistency to the region. According to John F. Wayne, Thoroughbred Racing Commission Executive Director, “It takes up to 120 days for a horse to clear steroids from their system. This advance warning gives horsemen adequate time, actually in excess of the 120 day recommended withdrawal time.”

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Business Perdue Farms joins Truthful Labeling coalition Perdue Farms, the nation’s third largest poultry producer, has joined the Truthful Labeling Coalition (TLC), an industry and grassroots organization that consists of more than 30,000 concerned citizens from 50 states and other leading poultry companies including Foster Farms, Gold’n Plump Poultry and Sanderson Farms. TLC, with the support of leading consumer and health groups, works to ensure the truthful labeling of fresh chicken products so consumers can make informed choices. “The addition of Perdue strengthens the Truthful Labeling Coalition by extending our representation coast to coast,” said Michael Helgeson, chief executive officer of TLC member company Gold’n Plump Poultry. “We are now poised to gain additional support and attention around an issue we believe to be an important consumer right: truthfulness in labeling. The coalition stands ready to tackle the complex issues surrounding the ‘100% all natural’ and ‘raised without antibiotics’ claims and bring clarity and consistency to the USDA labeling policy.” Committed to the truthful labeling of fresh chicken, the TLC has led an aggres-

sive campaign to urge the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to enforce its existing labeling rules to allow only 100 percent natural chicken, with no additives such as saltwater or seaweed extract, to be labeled as “100% all natural,” and has championed the requirement that all added ingredients be prominently displayed on the label. In addition, the organization is challenging the USDA’s inconsistent and contradictory decisions on “raised without antibiotics” claims made on labels. “We are troubled by the USDA’s lack of clarity and consistency regarding both the ‘100% all natural’ and ‘raised without antibiotics’ claims, which is why we decided to lend our support to the TLC’s efforts,” said Jim Perdue, the third-generation head of privately held Perdue Farms. In early November, the USDA informed Tyson Foods that they could no longer make the “raised without antibiotics” claim on the labels of their fresh chicken. The agency publicly admitted that they made a mistake when they approved the label language in May 2007, on the grounds that Tyson uses ionophores—compounds currently classi-

fied as antibiotics by the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service—in the company’s feed. However, the USDA appears to have backed off its decision, reexamining the status of ionophores and entertaining proposals from Tyson to maintain the “raised without antibiotics” claim with the addition of qualifying or conditional language on their labels. Regrettably, the agency is working to resolve this issue without the input of the entire poultry industry or consumers. “This matter is far too important for the USDA to explore without input from all interested parties,” said Perdue. “Consumers make important purchase decisions for themselves and their families based on the information they read on the label.” To that end, the Truthful Labeling Coalition is strongly urging the USDA and FDA to adopt a consistent classification of ionophores, and then consistently and fairly apply the final labeling standards. And, like the “100% all natural” claim, the coalition is firmly against adding any type of qualifying or conditional language

Business Briefs Kennedy receives national honor

Julie Kennedy, a realtor with Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc., was recently honored by the United States Hunter/Jumper Association for her national committee work. Julie received this honor at a luncheon in the Hilton Tapatio in Phoenix, Ariz., durKennedy ing the association’s recent annual meeting.

La Esperanza unveils new website

La Esperanza announces that its recently redesigned website is located at www.laesperanza.org. The website features a wide array of information about the services provided by La Esperanza, provides a venue for job and volunteer postings and allows donors to make a Paypal contribution or pledge online. The website is available for viewing in English and Spanish. La Esperanza was founded in 1996 and is a multi-service support organization that assists with the assimilation of Latinos into the broader Sussex County population. Services include immigration counseling and assistance, educational support for children and adults, pre- and post-natal care support, victim’s services and family development. La Esperanza also serves as a one-stop business resource center.

For more information, contact Zaida Guajardo, executive director at 302-8549262 or visit www.laesperanza.org.

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On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Deborah Townsend will conduct an Investment Principles and Strategies Workshop at the Greenwood Public Library. The program will run from 2-4 p.m., and is open to the public free of charge. The Delaware Money School, sponsored by Delaware State Treasurer’s Office, is a “community-based effort to provide financial education in a hassle-free environment.” This program will explain what an asset is, what a cash equivalent is, and how you can compare investment class performances. If you are ready to explore options other than fixed income, this workshop is for you. The Greenwood Public Library is located on Market Street (Rt. 16), just east of the railroad tracks in Greenwood. Registration is available online at www.delawaremoneyschool.com, or by phone at 349-5309, or (302) 537-1836. Walk-ins are also welcome.

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Seaford Chamber Breakfast

The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce Rise’n’Shine Breakfast will be on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Pizza King Banquet Room, 300 West Stein Highway, Seaford from 7 to 8 a.m. Cost is $7 per person, including gratuity. Topic will be: Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, “Charting a New Course in Quality Healthcare.” Meet the new CEO, Mark Rappaport. RSVP no later than Jan. 11 by contacting the Chamber office at 629-9690.

around the “raised with no antibiotics” claim as busy consumers don’t have time to read complicated fine print. For example, in a national survey of 1,000 consumers conducted earlier this year by Synovate Research company for Gold’n Plump, 40 percent of primary grocery shoppers admitted that they “never” or “only rarely” read the labels of fresh chicken before purchase. And, of the terms on fresh chicken labels, one of the least understood was “solution added.” “Our research has repeatedly shown that qualifying and conditional language only adds clutter and complexity to fresh chicken labels rather than clarity,” stated Gold’n Plump’s Helgeson. “This issue is not about whether the use of ionophores is good or bad — as science shows appropriate usage is beneficial for poultry welfare and food safety. It is about integrity and clarity in food labels, and having a fair and consistent USDA process for approving label claims.” For more information or to join the TLC’s efforts, go to www.truthfullabeling.org.

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World War II veteran recalls time spent in Europe The Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers are running a series of articles on the veterans who served this nation during World War II. We welcome suggestions for interviews. Contact Bryant Richardson at 629-9788.

...the worst place to be is sitting on top of an ammunition truck By James Diehl

When riding in convoy through enemy territory during a time of war, it’s quite possible the worst place to be is sitting on top of an ammunition truck. A mere glancing blow would surely mean instant death to anyone close to it, yet that’s right where Seaford native Henry Hastings sat during much of his trek through Germany. As with many combat veterans of the war, he knows he’s fortunate to have survived. “If we had been hit one time, I would have been done for,” says Hastings now, more than 60 years removed from those dangerous times in Nazi Germany. “I had a Bible with me the whole time and I kept asking the good Lord to have mercy on me.” His prayers must have been heard because Hastings survived and moved back to his hometown of Seaford when hostilities ceased overseas. But he’ll never forget those times. Now an avid collector of books from the World War II era, Hastings knows he was a part of history, albeit one many would rather forget. “I’m just thankful (President Harry S.) Truman was good enough to drop the bombs because I wouldn’t be here today if he hadn’t,” Hastings says. “Harry S. Truman saved my life, along with millions of other people.” Hastings entered the service in late 1943 and began training in the Philippines. Those plans eventually changed, however, and Hastings and the 86th Infantry were

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Henry Hastings has become an avid collector of World War II books since returning from his overseas service. He served in the 86th Infantry of the United States Army during the war, spending time in Germany and in the Philippines.

loaded up on a 60 ship convoy headed for Europe. It was an 11-day journey that was anything but smooth sailing. “The ocean was the roughest I’ve ever seen it during those 11 days,” Hastings remembers. “We were going up and down the whole time. Everywhere you went, someone was throwing up because they were so seasick.”

The 86th Infantry, Hastings’ unit, was involved in 42 days of combat during their time in Europe. They captured more than 53,000 enemy soldiers, seized 220 miles of enemy territory in Germany, Bavaria and Austria and liberated more than 200,000 Allied prisoners of war and seven slave labor camps. They were involved in the battle of the Ruhr Pocket, which took place near the end of World War II in the Ruhr Area of Germany. It was, for all intents and purposes, the final dagger in Nazi Germany’s war effort, as more than 300,000 troops were taken prisoner. Their days in Germany were a time of constant combat for the men of the 86th, who were continuously on the move. “We traveled all the way from north Germany to south Germany and liberated many camps along the way,” Hastings remembers. “I saw a lot of the prisoners after they were released and they just looked like skeletons. Most of them were slave laborers from Eastern Europe, people the Germans would use for anything they needed slave labor for.” For most of Hastings’ time in Europe, he served as a machine gunner on a 105 Howitzer. His job was to protect his unit

from enemy aircraft flying overhead. “We were attacked all the time and it was my job to keep them from shooting at our convoys,” Hastings says. “You don’t have much time to react when an aircraft flies over you, but you have to (get into position) as fast as you can. I can’t say for sure that I ever knocked any German planes out, but I didn’t hit any that I know of.” Nearing the end of hostilities in Germany, things got pretty unorganized in Adolph Hitler’s homeland, according to Hastings. “Near the end of the war, the whole country was just laden down with displaced people and we saw liberated prisoners by the thousands,” Hastings recalls. “It was really chaotic there at the end.” When hostilities in Europe finally did end, Hastings and the 86th were in Bavaria, close to Hitler’s Alpine retreat, a structure that served as a part-time seat of government where Nazi leaders met to plan the Holocaust and Germany’s assault on Europe. The end couldn’t have come much sooner for Allied ground troops, for supplies were scarce and troops were getting weary. “We had to live off the land quite a bit towards the end of our time in Europe. Anything we could find, we ate,” Hastings says. “We would steal potatoes and eggs whenever we could and I would have to fry them on top of ammunition sometimes on a little stove. We couldn’t go outside most of the time because we might get shot.” After their role in Germany was complete, the men of the 86th returned to the United States for 30 days before leaving for the Philippines. Once there, they helped train the Filipino Army for battle with the Japanese. Hastings traveled along the same roads where the famed Bataan Death March claimed so many innocent lives during the war. He saw firsthand the way Allied prisoners were treated by the Japanese Imperial Army. “The way the Japanese treated prisoners of war was terrible. We saw so many American prisoners who had gone down to where they were just skin and bones,” Hastings says. “It was just terrible." “At the end, there were Japanese soldiers everywhere. The war was over, but they had been abandoned in the Philippines and didn’t know (the Japanese government) had surrendered.” After the fighting was over, Hastings was honored with a bronze star for service to his country during a time of war. He was born in Seaford and attended Seaford High School before being drafted into the Army in 1943. Next week’s feature will profile an Army man, from Laurel, who served in the Air Transport Command of the Army Air Corps following the conclusion of hostilities in the European Theater. He was a duty soldier and served many roles, ranging from a military policeman to a truck driver and even a disc jockey.


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Education Learn how to fill out financial aid forms and obtain money to attend college at a free Financial Aid Workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 16 or Monday, March 3, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the theatre of the Arts and Science Center at Delaware Techinical and Community College, Owens Campus. This community service information night is open to the public and will be helpful to anyone attending any college. Get practical tips about how to fill out the necessary forms and discuss federal, state, and institutional funding sources. For more information, contact the Owens Campus financial aid office at 8551693.

Epworth students interview author

Eighth grade students in the Integrated Language Arts class at ECS interviewed Candy Abbott, local author of the spiritual fantasy, Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp. Mrs. Abbott visited the classroom on Thursday, Dec. 20, to read the last chapter in the novel. Students, who then asked one question

each, were eager to know what inspired the author to write the book, how long it took to write and where in the world is Burnt Swamp, really. Epworth Christian School and the eighth grade class are the first class to use the book as part of the ILA curriculum. ILA instructor and ECS curriculum coordinator Melanie Theofiles has been contracted by the author to develop a curriculum guide that will be used by educators and schools wishing to integrate Gavin into their curriculum. ECS school administrator Ivy Bonk said, “We hope our experience with Gavin will serve as a launching pad for other schools. Mrs. Theofiles has developed many diversified as well as interactive activities that will appeal to all types of learners to include graphic organizers, digital photography, character analysis, interviewing and more. We are excited with what we were able to accomplish with the students and how the text was able to open their eyes to things they may not have thought of before.” To learn more about Gavin, visit www.gavingoodfellow.com. For more information on Epworth Christian School, call the school office at 875-4488.

Mariane Pearl to speak at annual Delaware Women’s conference The 24th annual Delaware Women’s Conference will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the University of Delaware’s Clayton Hall. One of the goals of the Delaware Women’s Conference is to bring women of all lifestyles and diverse backgrounds together. To help reach that goal, this year’s theme is Women Unite! No Borders, No Boundaries. Mariane Pearl, award-winning international journalist and noted author, is the keynote speaker. Mariane has produced daily shows for Radio France Internationale, and written for Telerama, a weekly French magazine. Today, she is a reporter and "Global Diary" columnist for Glamour magazine. Her monthly columns

spotlight exceptional women around the world. Mariane is the widow of Danny Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered in Karachi, Pakistan in early 2002. She is the author of “A Mighty Heart – the Brave Life and Death of my husband, Danny Pearl.” She is co-founder of the Daniel Pearl Foundation created to further the ideals that inspired his life and work and to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music and innovative communications. Visit the Delaware Women’s Conference web site at www.delawarewomen.org for ticket information and to learn more about this year’s interactive workshops and engaging speakers.

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Police Journal Reward increased for robbery Delaware State Police are seeking new leads into a home invasion robbery that occurred a year ago. Last week marked the one year anniversary of the robbery that occurred at the home located on the 1600 block of Darling Farm Road in Wyoming. Two male suspects obtained keys to the home from an unlocked vehicle and used the keys to gain entry into the home through a garage door. Once inside, the armed suspects confronted the homeowners and demanded money. A struggle ensued between the male homeowner and the suspects. Both the male and female homeowner were struck during the assault. Over the past year, detectives have only received two investigative leads in the case. The victims are now offering a reward of $20,500 for anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the two men who broke into their home. Both suspects were wearing black ski masks and dark clothing. They were described as being between 5’8” and 6’ tall with muscular builds. State Police Major Crimes detectives ask anyone with information to call Troop 3, Detective Mark Ryde, at 302-697-4456 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

SUV crashes into utility pole On Dec. 27 at 12:26 p.m., state troopers responded to County Seat Highway east of Kaye Road to investigate a reported vehicle crash involving a SUV. Upon arrival, investigators learned that a 2005 Ford Expedition operated by Kelley M. Wright, 40, of Milton was traveling east on County Seat Highway. For an unknown reason, the Expedition veered left crossing the westbound lane and struck a utility pole. Wright was wearing a seatbelt. She was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released for minor injuries sustained in the crash. Wright’s 5-year-old daughter was properly restrained in a child safety-seat. The child was not injured in the crash. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

Fire in Seaford Industrial Park The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a building fire that occurred on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at 11 a.m., in the Seaford Industrial Park on the 100 block of Park Ave. in Seaford. The Seaford Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Blades Fire Department. Upon arrival, they encountered smoke coming from the vents. The business, Advanced Aerosol Technologies Inc, which manufactures various aerosol sprays, was evacuated during the incident. The fire was controlled by the automatic sprinkler system that protects the structure. State Fire Marshal Investigators have

determined that the fire originated in a water heater and was caused by flammable residue ignited by the heating element. Damages have been estimated at approximately $500.

Millsboro man wanted for fraud Delaware State Police detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for a Millsboro man charging him with felony theft and home improvement fraud. On Aug. 10, 2007, detectives were contacted by a 57-year-old Seaford woman who reported the incident after she paid the suspect to repair a mobile Donald Schulze home located along the first block of Leah Street, in Fishhook Mobile Home Park near Georgetown. During the investigation, detectives learned that between the months of April and June 2007, the victim paid Donald J. Schulze (T/A Affordable Construction Inc.) $11,345.77 to repair the mobile home that had been damaged by fire. Schulze allegedly received the money and only completed $2,000 worth of work on the property. Donald J. Schulze is described as a white male, 5’7” tall, 175 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. His last known address was along the 600 block of Wood Duck Road, Millsboro. In addition to being wanted by State Police, the Sussex and Kent County Court of Common Pleas have active capiases for Schulze for failing to appear for arraignments on traffic charges. He is also wanted by the New Castle County Superior Court for failing to appear for case review for second degree forgery charges. Detectives urge anyone with information pertaining to the whereabouts of Donald Schulze to call 911 or Troop 4, Detective Bernard Gray, at 856-5850; or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

Wanted man arrested in Delaware The United States Marshals Service arrested a West Virginia man in Delaware who was wanted on federal drug charges. Thomas A. Clancy, 42, of 37509 Leisure Drive, Selbyville, was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in the Northern District of West Virginia on Oct. 1, 2007, for manufacturing 50 or more marijuana plants. After Clancy was indicted by the Federal Grand Jury, Clancy fled from the Morgantown, W.V. area. Deputy United States Marshals in West Virginia began the fugitive investigation and developed leads suggesting Clancy had relocated to Sussex County. They forwarded the case to the First State Fugitive Task Force headquartered in Wilmington. At approximately 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, Deputy Marshals from Delaware and the Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Delaware State Police,

found Clancy hiding behind a refrigerator. After a brief struggle, Clancy was taken into custody, without further incident. Clancy was transported to the United States District Court in Wilmington, Delaware to have a hearing before a Federal Magistrate. Clancy is being held by the United States Marshals pending his return to West Virginia. The United States Marshals Service First State Fugitive Task Force is comprised of members of the Marshals Service, Delaware State Police, Delaware State Probation and Parole, New Castle County and Wilmington Police Departments. The state and local officers were sworn in as special deputy U.S. Marshals in order to provide them with broader jurisdictional authority. This is a valuable tool for law enforcement in Delaware because of the ability of a fugitive to flee the state in a short period of time.

Robber pistol whips clerk On Saturday, Dec. 29, at approximately 1:12 p.m., Troop 7 patrol officers responded to the CASH 4 U at Midway (18675 Coastal Highway) behind the Roadhouse Restaurant, Rehoboth Beach, in reference to a armed robbery. Upon arriving, officers contacted a 44year-old female clerk who advised officers a male suspect entered the business holding a handgun. He immediately began yelling at the clerk demanding that she give him money. The suspect then walked toward her desk and grabbed her by her hair. He opened her desk and removed an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect then drug her to a back room, still by her hair, and commanded her to open the safe. When the suspect learned there was no more money to be found he struck the victim in the face with the gun and threw her to the floor. The suspect then ran out of the front door and fled in a northerly direction. The suspect is described as a black male; approximately 5'8" - 5'9"; 165-175 lbs; wearing a black hooded sweatshirt (pulled tight across his face wearing dark tinted sunglasses). He was also wearing blue jeans and dark colored sneakers.

Two held for attempted murder The Delaware State Police have arrested two men in connection with a shooting that sent a 19-year-old Millsboro man to the hospital. On Saturday, Dec. 22, state troopers from Troop 4 were dispatched to the 27000 block of Chris Drive in Oak Orchard West to investigate a reported shooting. Upon arrival, troopers learned that at approximately 10:20 p.m. the victim was shot once in the right thigh by and unknown black male suspect. The victim was transported to Beebe Medical Center where he was treated and released for his injury. The Delaware State Police obtained an arrest warrant for a 20-year-old Lewes resident charging him with four counts of Attempted Murder First Degree, six counts

of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, two counts of Assault Second Degree, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Conspiracy and Criminal Mischief. The investigation revealed one of the victims in this case and the accused, had agreed to meet at Oak Orchard West to set up an alleged drug deal. At approximately 10:20 p.m., this victim, a 19-year-old Lewes man, arrived with three other victims in a Lincoln Navigator. According to this victim’s statement, he exited the Navigator and contacted the accused later identified as Justin J. Lewis, 20, of Lewes, and one other black male suspect, later identified as Derreck D. Morris, 25, of Lincoln. Both suspects were in a tan colored Lincoln Town Car. As this victim sat in the rear seat of the suspect vehiJustin J. Lewis cle, Lewis attempted to drive off and the victim allegedly jumped out and was shot once in the right leg. This victim allegedly ran into woods after being shot and was later treated and released from the hospital. After hearing gunshots, the driver of the Navigator, a 17-year-old Lewes boy, drove off with the other two victims inside. According to the driver, the suspects chased his vehicle out of Oak Orchard West, onto Oak Orchard road firing at least four gunshots at them. According to this victim/driver, the suspects continued to chase his vehicle with the Lincoln Town Car firing shots at his vehicle as he traveled north on River Road towards John J. Williams Highway. Two shots struck the Navigator’s rear window. As a result of the shooting, the driver suffered a minor cut to his left hand. The remaining victims, an 18-year-old Seaford man and a 20-year-old Millsboro man, were not injured during the incident. During this investigation, detectives received anonymous tips called into Crime Stoppers identifying the second suspect in this case. As a result of investigative leads developed from the tips, detectives identified Derreck D. Morris, 25, of Lincoln. On Tuesday, Jan- Derreck D. Morris uary 1, 2008 at approximately 8:35 p.m. Morris turned himself in at Troop 4 in Georgetown. Morris will be formally charged with four counts of Attempted Murder First Degree, six counts of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, two counts of Assault Second Degree, Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Conspiracy and Criminal Mischief.


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State acquires 1,100 acres of new forest habitat The State of Delaware announces the acquisition of 1,100 acres of forest habitat in Sussex County as part of a three-year, multi-phased project that has protected more than 5,000 acres of forest habitat. The property, which was previously owned by Glatfelter Pulpwood Company, was purchased with the support of the Conservation Fund and grants from Mt. Cuba Center and the U.S. Forest Service’s Forest Legacy Program. The property was purchased for $12.8 million and consists of some of the last intact forest areas in Delaware and provides critical wildlife habitat as well as water quality protection. The newly protected land is also vital to the Chesapeake and Delaware Bay watersheds. “This landmark endeavor by the Conservation Fund, Mt. Cuba Center and U.S. Forest Service represents the largest forest protection effort in the state’s history,” said Blaine T. Phillips, Jr., Mid-Atlantic Director of The Conservation Fund. In support of this initiative, the Mt. Cuba Center, located in Hockessin, contributed a grant of more than $10 million to help acquire the property. “The Mt. Cuba Center has committed itself to preserving open space, and we wanted to get behind a cause that would make a real impact in Delaware,” said Charlie Copeland, vice president of the Board for the Mt. Cuba Center. “We believe this growing partnership has tremendous potential for the future.” The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) also contributed approximately $2 million to-

From left are Larry Mastic, deputy director, Northeast Area, U.S. Forest Service; Secretary Michael Scuse, Delaware Department of Agriculture; Governor Ruth Ann Minner; Senator Charles Copeland, vice president of the Board, Mt. Cuba Center; and Blaine Phillips Jr., MidAtlantic director, The Conservation Fund.

ward the purchase of the property through its Forest Legacy Program. “With less than one third of Delaware’s land area in forests and much of those forests becoming increasingly fragmented, it is vital for the U.S. Forest Service to help Delaware promote forest management on the large blocks of forestland that remain,” said Larry Mastic, deputy area director for the U.S. Forest Service.

The Forest Legacy Program supports State efforts to protect environmentally sensitive forest lands. Since 2004, the USFS has provided more than $8.9 million to help Delaware protect over 2,000 acres of forest habitat. “Sussex County is now the fastestgrowing county on the eastern seaboard,” noted E. Austin Short III, Delaware state forester. “Every acre is critical for main-

taining a balance between economic development and protecting what little open space we have left.” The property will be managed for timber production, wildlife habitat and recreational activities. Of the 1,100 acres, 753 acres will be managed by the Department of Natural Resources’ Fish and Wildlife Division with the remaining 347 acres becoming part of the Redden State Forest.

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ing its severity if they do get it.” Among the 15 organizations on hand to share information were Senior Medicare Patrol, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Delaware Prescription Assistance Program, Senior Olympics, Social Security Administration; and Sussex County Emergency Medical Services. “One of the things I was especially pleased to incorporate into this event was information on various community and volunteer activities available specifically to older Delawareans,” Rep. Ewing said. “As a senior myself, I recognize that older Sussex Countians provide a wealth of knowledge and experience. Tapping that resource by getting seniors more involved in our community benefits everyone.”

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Do children still play Twister or Rock’em, Sock’em Robots? I suppose with computers, video game systems and a host of other ONY INDSOR high tech gadgets, young people have little need to venture far from I would have gone into their homes. They can actual invite scores of friends and strangers my bedroom and not alike, into their bedroom or living rooms via the Internet. come out until I was That presents concerns within itself, but that is the modern day cul- going into college or a ture – good or bad. I often wonder nursing home. what life would have been like if I had these technologies at my disposal when I was growing up. I a baseball bat and hunting high and low to would have gone into my bedroom and not find something to fill in for a ball. come out until I was going into college or For some reason we always had a tena nursing home. nis ball handy, even though no one we But, we had no such preordained enterknew played tennis. tainment. Our only source of entertainThe same was true about the availabiliment was created in our minds, a very ty of golf balls. They could be found lying novel approach by today’s standards. in the backyard, but no one that I was acWhen we ventured out into the yard to quainted with ever played the game or play with our friends (another novel apeven owned a golf club. proach) we were not equipped with a lot Then there was always a Wiffle Ball of props. Any toys we got at Christmas somewhere to be found. I hated that thing. would be broken or missing important It was not a real ball it just impersonated a parts by the end of January. So, sticks beball. The actual concept behind the Wiffle came rifles or swords and rocks became Ball was totally contrary to the game of grenades. baseball. You hit the ball, which came at When playing more sedate games, we you like a spiraling, wind-blown sphere of could count on having to use the sticks for weightless plastic.

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If you had the luck of actually hitting the ball it would then fly out into the open space with all the control and precision of the bird who was “cookoo for cocoa puffs.” One thing is for sure. We had to create some type of outdoor recreation because our parents would not have tolerated us being in the house many minutes after we woke up, even sooner if the sun was shining. It was not unusual for us to leave the house at 8 o’clock on a Saturday morning and not come back until sometime that afternoon. Today that would be reason to call the police and form a search party. We would come home and eat dinner and then it was back outside until Mom called us in for bath and bed. I realize times are different today and our society is much more dangerous than when I was growing up. But, one thing that should not change is the ability for young people to use their imagination to create recreation. I am afraid technology is robbing our youth of the ability to create and use their imaginations. I fear the only imagination may sometimes come during text sessions on Yahoo or AIM, which is scary.

Well, perhaps I am selling our young people a little short. Maybe I am just envious of the opportunities that are available to our youth today. A young person can still be in high school and have the opportunity to stand on a worldwide stage and gain a recording or movie contract. I would like to think that these are just great opportunities. Unfortunately, many of the young people who get these opportunities lack the wisdom, good judgment and moral foundation to handle it properly or even appreciate it. But, what do you expect, they are just kids. The sad thing is our children and grandchildren are looking at the young, successful pop stars and emulating them and seeing their behavior as normal; even cool. Well, we can’t stop the flood of change that comes from technology, and probably shouldn’t. We just need to be aware how addictive this technology can be. Maybe to help level the playing field we could introduce our young children and grandchildren to a game of stick baseball or turn them on to Mister Potato Head, Rock’em Sock’em Robots, or a game of Twister.

Habitat for Humanity announces new streamlined application In another measure to support low-income Sussex County families in need of simple, decent and affordable houses, Sussex County Habitat for Humanity is implementing a new streamlined application process. Applicants can now complete a new self-evaluation questionnaire in the privacy of their home and, if they believe they qualify for a Habitat home, then contact the office to schedule an orientation. At the orientation, applicants will have an opportunity to view an informational video, ask questions, and meet one-on-one with a family services counselor to complete their application. The new application process also allows an increase in maximum income

guidelines. As the Sussex County housing affordability gap continues to increase, we have increased our maximum income guidelines to 60% of the median income. The selection process has also been streamlined. After submitting a completed application, prospective homeowners should expect a decision in six to eight weeks. Families must meet three criteria to be considered for a Habitat home: • Housing Need. Present housing must be inadequate. Some examples of inadequate housing are: faulty or broken plumbing. electrical, or heating, severe structural problems, and overcrowding. Another demonstration of housing need is that a family is unable to obtain adequate housing through other conventional means, for

example, when the applicant does not meet income requirements for a conventional loan or a government-assisted loan program for low-income buyers. • Ability to Pay. Families must demonstrate their ability to pay the monthly mortgage payment. Current guidelines call for qualified homeowners to make between 25 and 60 percent of the area median income. Homeowner candidates must be able to make a down payment to cover closing costs for their no-interest mortgage. Credit history and work history are other considerations. A prospective homeowner must be a United States citizen or a permanent resident authorized to work in the United States. • Willingness to Partner. Families must

agree to partner with Habitat. Each adult applicant must be willing to complete 250 hours of “sweat equity” working on their home or another Habitat home, attend monthly family partner meetings and other partner events, participate in financial counseling, budgeting, home repair, and maintenance programs and be responsible for the repair and maintenance of their home after they move in. There is a need for approximately 10 volunteer Family Services counselors. For more information about the requirements for these positions, or for more information about the family selection process or to schedule an orientation session, call the Habitat office at 855-1153 or email info@sussexcountyhabitat.org.

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Sussex youth board invites grant applications The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) announces that the Youth Philanthropy Board for Sussex County of the Delaware Community Foundation will award a total of $10,000 in grants in 2008 to organizations that provide after school programs that encourage a positive life style for students in grades 3 through 8. Applications will be accepted from schools and qualified 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in Sussex County. Each grant request must be submitted on a 2008 Youth Philanthropy Board for Sussex County Grant Application Form, which can be printed at www.delcf.org or obtained by contacting the Southern Delaware office of the DCF at 856-4393 or mmoffett@delcf.org. Completed applications must be postmarked or delivered to the

Southern Delaware office located at 36 The Circle in Georgetown by Jan. 7, 2008. Grant recipients will be announced in April 2008. For more information, contact Judy Warrington, Youth Philanthropy Board for Sussex County Advisor, at 302-422-6010 or heels_de@yahoo.com. The Youth Philanthropy Board for Sussex County is a diverse group of students from eight public, independent and diocesan schools in Sussex County. It is one of three Youth Philanthropy Boards of the DCF. The students have been meeting since October to discuss youth issues in their neighborhoods and schools and to learn about community service, philanthropy and effective grantmaking. The Sussex Board and its grantmaking program are funded in part by a grant from

The Janosik Family Charitable Fund, one of approximately 700 funds managed by the Delaware Community Foundation. Contributions from the community are welcome and may be sent to YPB for Sussex County c/o DCF, P.O. Box 1636, Wilmington, DE 19899. Members of the board include Amber Bell, Greenwood, Milford

Senior High School; Cody Bristow, Laurel, Laurel High School; Austin Butler, Greenwood, Woodbridge High School; Caleb Craig, Seaford, Delmarva Christian High School; Bryan Daudt, Seaford, Delmarva Christian High School; Marissa Hinsch, Rehoboth, Cape Henlopen High School; Laura Miller, Milton, St. Thomas More Academy; Zach

Prettyman, Milford, Milford Senior High School; Matthew Rosado, Greenwood, Woodbridge High School; Sarah Smith, Seaford, Sussex Tech High School; Marshall Vernon, Delmar, Delmar High School; Meghan Whittington, Millsboro, Delmarva Christian High School; and Megan Wilkinson, Delmar, Delmar High School.

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Bill Hatton Housekeeping The Youth Philanthropy Board for Sussex County includes in the back row from left, Austin Butler, Marshall Vernon, Bryan Daudt, Caleb Craig and Zach Prettyman. In the front row from left is Amber Bell, Meghan Whittington, Sarah Smith and Megan Wilkinson.

County earns financial reporting award for ‘06 For the fifth consecutive year, Sussex County has won the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) for fiscal year 2006. The award is among the highest forms of recognition for governmental accounting and financial reporting. The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, based in Chicago, awarded the Certificate of Achievement to the county this summer. Sussex County Council formally received the award at its Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, meeting. The CAFR was judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the association’s program. The award is an acknowl-

edgment of Sussex County’s comprehensive annual financial report, or CAFR. The document includes the county’s annual audit, showing assets, liabilities, equity, revenues and expenses. It also contains information about county demographics and the local economy. That information helps those reviewing the report – such as investors – to better gauge the county’s financial condition. “Sussex Countians once again can be confident that their local government is making the grade when it comes to financial accounting,” said County Finance Director Susan M. Webb. “While finances can change with the variable nature of the economy, the one thing that should remain constant is sound accounting practices.”

Nanticoke Hospital is the recipient of the Press Ganey Compass Award— one of only three hospitals in the nation recognized for most improved patient satisfaction. Room cleanliness. Room temperature. Pleasant surroundings. For all of these reasons and more, Nanticoke Hospital’s housekeeping staff earns our thanks. Because of them, our patients are feeling better about being here while they’re receiving our expert medical care. Which earned us recognition by Press Ganey—a leading healthcare consultant that partners with more than 7,000 healthcare organizations, including nearly 40% of U.S. hospitals, to measure and improve their quality of care. At Nanticoke, we’re charting a new course in quality healthcare.

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Cost of fishing licenses increases on January 1 Beginning Jan. 1, 2008, Delaware's resident or visiting anglers ages 16 to 64 will be required to purchase a new general fishing license that covers fishing in freshwater and/or tidal waters as well as recreational clamming and crabbing. Children under the age of 16 and senior residents 65 and older are exempt from licensing provisions. The fee for a resident fishing license remains $8.50, but other license fees have gone up for the first time since 1985. The non-resident fee will increase from $15 to $20 per year, and the seven-day tourist license will go from $5.20 to $12.50. Each of these license options entitles the holder to fish in any of Delaware's waters, as well as crabbing and clamming. Another option for both residents and non-residents is to purchase an annual recreational boat license, which will cost $40 for vessels 20 feet long or less and $50 for vessels more than 20 feet long. This license will cover all persons fishing from the licensed vessel. Residents who purchase a Delaware boat fishing license also will be given a general Delaware fishing license, normally $8.50 - for their own use in any Delaware waters; non-residents receive only the boat license. Boat owners who fish are not required to buy a recreational boat license. Other fishing license provisions include: • Boat licenses cannot be

transferred from one boat to another. License holders are issued a decal which is affixed to their boats as proof of licensing. • A new charter boat fee, for a boat hired on a per trip basis, costs $150 annually for resident charter boat owners and $300 for non-resident owners. A head boat license, for a boat hired on a per person basis, costs $300 annually for resident head boat owners and $600 for non-resident owners. Both the charter and head boat fishing licenses cover the license holder as well as all persons fishing from the licensed vessel. • Residents and non-residents are exempt from fishing license requirements if they are the operator of a vehicle with a valid Delaware surf fishing vehicle permit as long as the vehicle is located on a designated Delaware State Park surf fishing area. Normal licensing provisions will apply to other occupants of that vehicle if they are fishing. The new fees will benefit anglers, since under state and federal law, all fishing license revenue must be used for fishing related projects and cannot be diverted to other uses. For more on the new fishing license requirements or to obtain a license online, visit www. fw. delaware.gov/Services/Licenses. Licenses are also available at the Division of Fish and Wildlife license desk in DNREC's Richardson & Robbins Building at 89 Kings Highway, Dover. For more information, call Fisheries at 302-739-9914, 302739-9911 or 302-739-9918.

Paving contracts awarded The Department of Transportation announces that two pavement and rehabilitation contracts have been awarded for the repair of Sussex County roadways. Diamond Materials, LLC has been awarded a contract to mill the existing pavement, patch and apply hotmix overlay material on the following Georgetown-area streets: • Lewes-Georgetown Highway/Rte. 18 from Sweetbriar Road to Church Road • Market St/County Seat Highway from Rte. 113 to Georgetown Circle • Rte. 18/Seashore Highway from Rte. 113 to Bedford Street • Rte. 18 /Bedford Street from North Bedford Street to Georgetown Circle • Zoar Road from Morris Mill Road to Gravel Hill Road The Wilmington-based firm was the lowest of six bids, submitting a bid of $2,141,401.05. Construction is set to begin in

spring 2008, and will be completed in approximately 75 calendar days. In addition, Pennsy Supply, Inc. has been awarded a contract to mill existing pavement and apply hotmix overlay material on Rte. 13 as follows: • Rte. 13/Sussex Highway (northbound and southbound) from Maryland State Line to Whitesville Road • Rte. 13/Sussex Highway (northbound and southbound) from Whitesville Road to Trussum Road • Rte. 13/Sussex Highway (northbound and southbound) from Rte. 9/County Seat Highway to Brickyard Road The Dover-based firm was the lowest of seven bids, submitting a bid of $6,008,892.65. Construction on this project is expected to begin in spring 2008, and will last approximately 110 calendar days. For the latest in traffic and related information, visit DelDOT’s website at www.deldot.gov.

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Faith in Action volunteers help elderly, disabled Short on numbers but long on dedication, a small group of volunteers throughout Delaware is doing just what their name suggests — putting their Faith in Action. Despite having only 40 to 50 volunteers statewide, Faith in Action, a project of the Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children and Families, still serves about 475 people a year, says the Rev. Robert P. Hall, the council’s executive director. The program’s primary thrust is to enhance the daily quality of life of Delaware residents who are elderly, disabled, chronically ill or visually impaired. That translates into services like transporting clients to medical appointments, shopping for groceries, cleaning and light housekeeping, cooking, helping with paperwork and bill-paying, providing telephone reassurance and allowing respite time off for caregivers. “Our overall purpose is to help our clients stay as independent as possible,” Hall says. “This is a chance for volunteers to get involved, to make a meaningful contribution — and you don’t have to be a trained professional.” Volunteers come from all walks of life. And they never know when their paths may cross. Arden Weygandt of Selbyville, who battles the degenerative lung disease known as emphysema, was experiencing a low point in his life when he met the program coordinator of the Faith in Action program in Sussex County. It was a chance meeting at a McDonald’s. But the two hit it off. David Herr of Frankford, program manager of the Sussex County Faith in Action, offered support and guidance for months before recruiting Weygandt as a volunteer. But as Herr saw the 45-year-old former carpet layer recover a bit, he told him about the opportunity to reach out to others. “I liked the idea because I know from being sick that it’s hard to find someone who’ll spend time with you or call just to say hello,” Weygandt says.

Six years later Weygandt is what Herr calls his “number 1 volunteer,” often clocking in as many as 20 hours a week. Sussex County Faith in Action provides transportation to around 30 clients a month. Herr says the group focuses on people receiving mental health care. They’re limited to visiting professionals at state facilities in Georgetown and Milford that accept Medicaid reimbursements. For those without transportation, the distance between towns in Delaware’s largest county sometimes deters them from continuing treatment. Herr, who also spends a lot of time working as a volunteer, says it’s gratifying to work with this population. “You see people’s lives stabilize with medication and regular visits to their doctor,” he says. Care recipients appreciate the dedication shown by the volunteers and staff members. “They’re very nice people, and they’re always on time,” says Barbara Long of Dover, who needs transportation three times a week for her physical therapy sessions. May Cropp counts on Faith in Action for longer rides — 65 miles each way between her Kent County home and the Veterans Hospital in Elsmere, where her husband is treated for dementia and other ailments. The agency has provided transportation for her for the last year and a half whenever the schedule for the hospital’s bus does not coincide with her husband’s appointments. Cropp is especially happy when Debbie Kosciuszko does the driving. “Debbie goes into the doctor’s office with me,” she says. “A lot of times I’ll be upset or not understand what the doctor is saying. She stays right with us. She’s been a big help all the way around.” Kosciuszko, who has worked with Faith in Action for five years, says her office serves about 200 Kent County residents a year, primarily providing transportation for them. With additional volunteers, the agency could help even more people. “If you gave me an hour a

Obama supporters organize in Sussex County Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will hold a primary campaign kick-off meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5. Sussex County Obama Coordinator Jerry Lamb of Rehoboth Beach said, “the meeting’s purpose is to discuss the campaign strategy which will include neighborhood canvassing, local phone banks, regional media tac-

tics and other campaign plans.” Lamb went on to say that the meeting will be held at his residence at 10 Cornwall Road, Rehoboth Beach (in the Rehoboth Beach Yacht & Country Club). For more information contact Jerry Lamb, 226-9509, or e-mail: mmb302@aol.com. Delaware’s Presidential Primary is set to take place on Tuesday Feb. 5.

week, I could use it,” she says of prospective volunteers. “The maximum would be two or three hours a week.” Volunteering for Faith in Action is rewarding, she says, because clients genuinely appreciate the time the volunteers devote to them. “I enjoy seeing that people are not doing without,” Kosciuszko

says. “I enjoy seeing them smile.” Two other beneficiaries of Faith in Action’s services are Roxanne and Tredsul Hall, a couple with multiple health problems who moved back to Delaware last year to be closer to their families. Faith in Action volunteers and staff have driven them to medical appoints and to the So-

cial Security office, where they’ve helped them complete lots of paperwork, Roxanne Hall says. “I’m grateful for their help,” she says. “In other states they don’t have organizations like this one.” To volunteer for Faith in Action, make a referral or seek assistance, call 732-3371.

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The exotic ‘superfruits’ The year 2008 will be known as The Year of the Yumberry – that is ORETTA NORR unless the crystal ball that market analysts use to predict coming trends doesn’t need a good squirt of Windex. The yumberry is a subtropical fruit that tastes like a cranberry and is prized for its high antioxidant content. It’s one of the exotic “superfruits” that’s expected to go mainstream in the coming year. Besides the already-arrived pomegranate, Melt butter in large pot over mediumprognosticators tell us to look for açai, high heat. Add chopped onion and zucchigoji and noni berries – all touted for myri- ni; sauté until tender, about eight minutes. ad health benefits. Add chicken and sauté until no longer Continuing with the health trend we’ll pink on outside, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle see more probiotics, the friendly bacteria with flour and cook 1 minute, stirring oclike those in Dannon’s Activia yogurt casionally. which rang up more than $150 million in Add broth mixture and tomatoes to sales in its first year. Look for more bacpot. Simmer until chicken is cooked teria-filled goodness in live-active cheese, through and flavors blend, about 5 mindaily vitamin supplements and even Calle- utes. Season soup to taste with salt and baut’s probiotic chocolate bar! pepper. Serve. Reduced fat and calories all too often Gourmet, December 2007 mean reduced taste. Expect “lite” products to add more crunch to fill the void. (The Fish Tagine with Tomatoes, number of worldwide products advertised Capers and Cinnamon as “crispy” or “ crunchy” doubled beMakes 6 servings tween 2002 and 2006.) And now that we know bad sleeping habits are linked to 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin obesity, don’t be surprised to see products 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil like Jones Soda, a beverage containing 1 (15-ounce) can stewed tomatoes, GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) chopped praised for its stress relieving properties or 1-1/2 tablespoons drained capers a new milk from cows milked at the break 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon of dawn and naturally high in the sleep aid 4 (6-ounce) pieces hake or halibut filmelatonin. Nakazawa Adult Milk is allet (about 1-inch-thick) ready a hit in Japan. Tapping into the increased interest in Heat cumin in oil in a 12-inch heavy exotic and ethnic tastes, we’ll see an inskillet over medium heat, stirring occaflux of African ingredients like Shea butsionally, until fragrant, about 1 minute. ter and baobab oil, now used not only in Stir in tomatoes, capers, cinnamon, and cosmetics but food products as well. Hot 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper and peppers and North African cuisine will simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, also receive lots of attention. until thickened, about 10 minutes. Pat Which leads me to bold flavors for agfish dry and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon ing taste buds. Seems our senses of smell each of salt and pepper, then add to skiland taste diminish as we get older, hence the trend towards hotter and spicier foods. let. Cover and simmer until fish is just cooked through, 7 to 10 minutes. There’s already been a doubling of the Gourmet, December 2007 word “spicy” in foods and beverages between 2003 and 2006. I guess I have my Spaghetti with Garlic and Cumin explanation for why I love spicy MorocMakes 4 to 6 first course servings can recipes - I’m old, but trendy… Here are some suggestions if you’re in This intriguingly flavored dish comes a trend-setting mood. together in minutes. 1/2 cup olive oil Spicy Peanut Soup with Chicken 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley Makes 4 main course servings 3 large garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 pound skinless boneless chicken 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper breast halves, cut into 3/4- to- 1-inch 12 ounces spaghetti cubes Freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon hot sauce 4 cups low-salt chicken broth Mix first 5 ingredients in small bowl; 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter (do not set aside. Cook spaghetti in large pot of use natural or old-fashioned) boiling salted water until just tender but 2 tablespoons tomato paste still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. 5 tablespoons butter Drain spaghetti, reserving 3/4-cup cooking 1-1/2 cups chopped onion liquid. Return pasta to pot. Add oil mix2 medium zucchini, trimmed, cut into ture and toss over medium heat to coat, 1/2-inch cubes about 1 minute, adding reserved cooking 2 tablespoons all purpose flour liquid by 1/4 cupfuls if dry. Season with 1 cup drained canned diced tomatoes salt and pepper. Sprinkle with Parmesan in juice cheese and serve. Note: I prefer to heat the garlic, cumin Combine chicken cubes and hot sauce and red pepper in the olive oil until the in medium bowl and toss to coat well. garlic is softened and the oil is fragrant. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss again. Whisk chicken broth, peanut butter, Add the chopped parsley and cheese to the pasta separately along with the salt and and tomato paste in another medium bowl pepper. to blend.

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6 Upcoming Auctions by Marshall Auctions Large Public Multi-Estate Auction Friday Jan. 11th, 2007 at 5:00 PM – 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD Selling from several well known local estates including- Dorothy E. Smith of Delmar, MD, and many others!!

3 Estate Vehicles, Several Pcs of Like New Ashley Furniture, Stoneware Crocks, Primitives, Antiques and more!! Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd., in Parsonsburg, turn North onto Forest Grove Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O. C. Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to burgundy/tan building on left. Signs Posted. Boxlots (5pm): Like new Berkeley 2hp irrigation pump, bicycles, dirt devil vacuum cleaner, several fireplace tools, movie projector, andirons, trailer hitches, fish tanks, salamander heater, doll toys, strawberry totes, Christmas decorations, misc glassware, china, lamps, upholstered furniture, and still unpacking!! Estate Vehicles (5:45pm): 1998 Ford Explorer 4x4 120,380k miles, 1995 Mazda 626LX 153,143k miles, 1994 Buick Le Sabre Custom w/ 68, 596k original miles, p/w, p/l, Maryland Inspected!! Glass/China/Collectables (6pm): Lg selection of Goebel Hummel figurines, two N.R. Davidson Oil Co. Dagsboro, DE advertising thermometers (vintage in box), lg split oak basket, Triaca’s exchange jug, 3 gal cylinder butter churn, hanging slag glass lamp, Roseville handled bowl, 13pc early hobnail pitcher and glass set, weighted mantle clock, Scottie dog wall pockets, American Fostoria, pr of etched cranberry prism lamps, several nice cake compotes, hand painted vases, sterling candlesticks, sterling S+P’s, Purina feed starter, several pcs of Shawnee pottery, chocolate molds, advertising pencils and pens, several vintage toys to include: spark plug wind up toy, celluloid wind up toy, Christmas fence, tin litho doll house, and more- fruit scale, agate ware, daisy churn, oil lamps, depression canister, several pcs amberina glass, lg selection of amethyst glass, several whiskey pitchers, several cribbage boards, German china, knick-knacks, decorative goose decoy and more!! Furniture (7pm): Several pcs of like new Ashley Furniture to include: inlaid 3pc brs, 4pc Accents brs, 3pc white painted brs, 3pc whitewash brs, merlot finish armoire dresser & end stand, 3pc earth stone porch furniture set, wrought iron table & 4 chairs and more-Klaussner overstuffed sofa & loveseat, lg Richmond Tortoise rug, lg 5pc fruitwood bedroom suite w/ canopy bed, 3pc reclining living room suite (sofa, loveseat, oversized chair), lg one door lift top oak ice chest, lg ornately carved painted oak server, carved oak bed, oak washstand, sm mission oak writing desk, oak paw foot table, 4 drawer oak chest w/ mirror, set of 4 pressed back chairs, 4 drawer oak dresser w/ mirror, lg oak entertainment center w/ leaded glass top, painted cedar armoire, lg eastern shore dovetailed blanket chest, very lg milk chest, 6pc Waterfall brs w/ Bakelite pulls, 9pc fruitwood dining room suite, 4 pc Sumpter maple brs, mahogany mirrored back hall tree w/ umbrella stand, early bible stand, beveled glass hanging cabinet, whitewash table & 4 chairs, pr of upholstered Victorian chairs, floor mirror, gate leg drop leaf table, spinning wheel, rush seat child’s chair, lg painted mantle, oak rocker, oak chair, several pcs of crate furniture, gun cabinet, dinette set, deacons bench, early cobblers bench, Basset 3 cushion sofa and much more!! Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 8% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold "As Is" with no warranties of any kind. Auction conducted inside & outside of 9,000 Sq. Ft. facility. Two Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food served by Station 7 Restaurant of Pittsville.

Large Public Multi-Estate Auction – Parsonsburg, MD Selling from various local estates!! All items sold absolute without reserve!!

Friday Night, February 1st, 2008 at 5:00 PM 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD - Marshall Auction Facility Selection of Personal Property incl. Glassware, China, Collectibles, Antiques & Furniture!

Marshall Auctions 2nd Annual Firearm Auction This is the one auction you don’t want to miss!! Marshall Auctions is honored to sell all remaining inventory from the late “Boots” Taylor Estate and several other local estates.

Friday Night, Feb. 8th, 2008 at 5:00 PM – 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD! All items will be sold absolute with no minimums and no reserve!! High quality selection of Rifles, Shotguns, Pistols, Military items and more to include: Parker Bros., Fox Sterlingworth, Colt, Smith & Wesson, Walther, Papa Nambu (numbers matching), J.H. Hall 1839 Harpers Ferry, and more! MUCH MORE INFORMATION AND A COMPLETE LISTING OF THE FIREARMS IS AVAILABALE ON THE WEBSITE. UPCOMING REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS ADDITIONAL INFO AVAILABLE ON MARSHALL AUCTIONS WEBSITE Jan. 18, 2008 - 10340 New Quay Rd., Ocean City, MD – 3 BR, 3 BA Waterfront home located on a Canal in West Ocean City, MD. Jan 24, 2008 - 1103 Taney Ave, Salisbury, MD – 3 BR, 1 BA 1,000 Sq. Ft. brick front ranch style home close to Salisbury Univ. Feb/Mar, 2008 – 206, 208 & 300 E. Walnut St., Delmar, MD – 3 BR, 2 BA 1,616’ home w/2 extra lots in Town Limits of Delmar.

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On the Record Marriage Licenses

Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish joyfully announces the following couples have obtained marriage licenses: John David Lewis, Lincoln to Joy Elizabeth Walraven, Greenwood Rodolfo S. Sotelo, Seaford to Otilia Garcia Gabriel, Laurel Tracey L. Derrickson, Laurel to Kimberly Michele Gilley, Laurel

Deeds

05/18/07, Marsha P. Henry to Matthew H. Jr. and Carolyn D. Spence, Lot No. 12, Bryan Park, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $200,000 05/15/07, Mears Farm, LLC to Alberto Lima and Carolina Ramierz, Lot No. 125, Mearfield, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $85,000 05/23/07, Princeton Development Company, LLC to Accessible Home Builders, Inc., Lot No. 7, Manchester Manor, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $69,900 05/25/07, Gerry D. Royal to James Barnes, parcel, Town of Bridgeville, Northwest Fork Hundred, $170,000 05/29/07, Brian F. Papp, Sr. to Thelma Lavern Griffin, Lot No. 19, Fleetwood Estates, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $272,000 05/25/07, David Mark and Anne Sabo Allen, a/k/a Ann Sabo Allen to Accessible Home Builders, Inc., Lot No. 184, Phase IV, River’s End, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $125,000 05/25/07, David Mark and Anne Sabo Allen, a/k/a Ann Sabo Allen to Accessible Home Builders, Inc., Lot No. 158, Phase IV, River’s End, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $115,000 05/22/07, 36 Builders, Inc. to John T. Lare, Lot No. 3, Lands of Morris L. and Denise L. Tatman, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $224,000 05/29/07, Todd E. James, Allery L. Elder, Ralph E. Elder,

Owen C. Elder and Seth J. Elder to James M. and Amy M. Spray, Lot No. 107, Nanticoke Acres, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $185,000 05/25/07, Diane E. Jump to Daniel W. and Cassie K. Richardson, parcel, Broad Creek Hundred, $212,000 05/18/07, Brookfield Heritage Shores, LLC to Elaine Johnson, Lot No. 436, Phase II, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $265,000 05/29/07, Herman J. Ockels, Jr., Martin L. Ockels, and Burton T. Ockels to Peter Bonifiglio and Victoria Voges, Lot No. 6, Ockels Development, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $90,000 04/18/07, Edgar C. Sr. and Carole Ann Calloway to Cletus and Connie Smyser, Tract Nos. 1-2, Little Creek Hundred, $329,900 05/14/07, Delmar Feed Mills, Inc. to Arleigh Danner and Mary Ann Wentzel, Lot No. 31, Malihorn Crest II, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $349,900 12/11/07, Richard and Diane Datesman, W/Rt. No. 13, 2675’, N/Rd. No. 545, Northwest Fork Hundred, Tenant Fit Up, $20,000 Joseph and Carolyn A. Hinks, E/Rd. No. 70, 1145’, N/Rt. No. 1, Little Creek Hundred, Repair Roof, $12,000 Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, Concord Village, Lot No. 14, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $66,182 Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, Concord Village, Lot No. 15, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $66,182 12/13/07, North State Street Properties, Governor’s Grant, Lot No. 84, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $160,000 12/14/07, Thomas J. Jr. and Barbara Goodale, Clearbrooke Estates, Lot No. 133, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $143,432 05/20/07, Wendy B. Bernstein to Michele D. Strayer, Lot No. 87, Culver Development, North Shores, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $219,900 05/24/07, Scott A. and Debbie

Jo Smith to Justin R. and Valerie Buschert, parcel, Northwest Fork Hundred, $181,000 05/18/07, Laurence Edward Jestice, Jr., Trustee, and Robin Lynn Jestice, Trustee to Jason M. and Wendy M. Reale, Lot Nos. 12, parcels, Broad Creek Hundred, $150,000 05/25/07, Frank M. and Janie M. Anderson to Michale L. and Margaret Cook Lankford, Lot No. 155, Section III, Rivers End, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $140,000 05/25/07, Green Briar, Inc. to Michael T. Ryan and Brenda G. Tull, Lot No. 12, Green Briar, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $110,000 05/24/07, W.A. Ramp, LLC to Seaford Property Group, LLC, Lot Nos. 152-153, and Part of Lot No. 150, Nanticoke City, Town of Seaford, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $425,000 05/31/07, Daniel and Sonya L. Scott to Ruark, Inc., parcel, Seaford Hundred, $107,500

Building Permits

12/05/07, PAF LLC, W/Rt. No. 444, 2670’, S/Rt. No. 9, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling, $95,230 Joseph and Mollie McCabe, N/E Eighth Street, Corner of E/Rt. No. 13A, Broad Creek Hundred, Pole Barn, $19,841

Robert and Linda A. Rawstrom, N/Laurel, 168 Delaware Avenue, Broad Creek Hundred, Remodel Porch, $10,000 Bayland Homes LLC, NE/Rt. No. 509 and Rt. No. 514, Lot No. 5, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $101,380 Gerald and Peggy Hastings, Yerkes Acres, Lot No. 6, Broad Creek Hundred, Family Room/Laundry Room, $21,504 12/07/07, Russell Dadds, S/Eighth Street, Lot No. 2, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $165,000 John W. Reed for Life, S/Rt. No. 31, Intersection of W/Rt. No. 568, Northwest Fork Hundred, Pole Barn-Farm Use, $12,960 12/10/07, Kris W. Gum, N/Rt. No. 18, 360’, W/Rt. No. 561, Northwest Fork Hundred, Pole Building, $33,813 Robert L. Keim, North RightOf-Way of Rd. No. 489, 1.41 Acres, Broad Creek Hundred, Pole Building, $31,200 12/11/07, Richard and Diane Datesman, W/Rt. No. 13, 2675’, N/Rd. No. 545, Northwest Fork Hundred, Tenant Fit Up, $20,000 Joseph and Carolyn A. Hinks, E/Rd. No. 70, 1145’, N/Rt. No. 1, Little Creek Hundred, Repair Roof, $12,000 Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, Concord Village, Lot No. 14, Nanticoke Hundred,

Dwelling w/Additions, $66,182 Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, Concord Village, Lot No. 15, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $66,182 12/13/07, North State Street Properties, Governor’s Grant, Lot No. 84, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $160,000 12/14/07, Thomas J. Jr. and Barbara Goodale, Clearbrooke Estates, Lot No. 133, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $143,432 Charles R. Fryling, S/Rt. No. 20, 1482’, W/Rd. No. 552, Seaford Hundred, Pole Barn/Lean To, $25,080 Wilson construction, Inc., W/Rt. No. 493, Lot No. 6, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $147,874 Jonathan A. Whitt, N/RightOf-Way/Rt. No. 20, North/Concord Road, Broad Creek Hundred, Det. Garage, $31,920 Thomas L. and Louise Rathfon, N/Collins Pond Road, Nanticoke Hundred, Deck/Family Room/Bedroom, $29,008 05/20/07, Wendy B. Bernstein to Michele D. Strayer, Lot No. 87, Culver Development, North Shores, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $219,900 05/24/07, Scott A. and Debbie Jo Smith to Justin R. and Valerie Buschert, parcel, Northwest Fork Hundred, $181,000

Change a smoker’s life– become a Cessation Counselor Healthcare professionals are needed for face-to-face tobacco cessation counseling. You can help Delaware smokers conquer their addiction—and be paid for it.

Who should apply? Healthcare professionals, including pharmacists, nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, or others with at least a bachelor’s degree and current license or certification.

Required training Must attend a full-day initial training program and participate in quarterly continuing education opportunities.

Compensation You will be responsible for three meetings with each client, as well as completing and submitting assessment forms and other required data. Initial Assessment: $50. First and second follow-up appointments: $25 each.

Georgetown, Delaware Tech Campus on Saturday, January 12. To register, please contact Tanya Richards at Tanya.Richards@cancer.org or call The American Cancer Society at 302-324-4227. Leave your name, title, company name, address, telephone number and email address.


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Community Bulletin Board Events Culinary arts and training

First State Community Action Agency’s new adult culinary training program is coming. Apply to be part of the adult culinary arts training program, located in Georgetown, sponsored by First State Community Action Agency, funded by the Workforce Investment Board of the Dept. of Labor. Evening classes are set to begin Jan. 7. The training program focuses on providing basic culinary and job readiness skills to prepare the student for a career in the fast growing food service industry. For more information, contact Ann Morris, 856-7761, ext. 166.

AARP Driving Course

Laurel Senior Center AARP Driving Course will be held on Jan. 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10. To register for the course call (302) 875-2536.

Read Aloud training

Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Seaford Public Library, 402 North Porter St., Seaford. Call 856-2527 to sign up for training or for further information. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

College Goal Sunday

College Goal Sunday is a one-day event that invites college-bound students to a location near them to receive free assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) the form required by colleges and universities, and private career schools to qualify for scholarships, grants and loans. The event is being held Feb. 10, from 2-4 p.m. at Delaware Technical & Community College’s following locations: Owens Campus, Stanton Campus & Terry Campus. For more information, those who are interested can either go to www.go2goal.org or call the toll free number 1-866-GO-2-GOAL. Let Katie Burton know if this is something you are interested in.

Possum Point presents Funny Money

The British farce Funny Money by Ray Cooney is “fall-down funny” according to cast member, Doug Friend of Lewes. The dinner-theater opens on Friday, Jan. 25 at Possum Point Players in Georgetown. Dinner, which is a fourcourse meal, begins at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 - 26 and Feb. 1 - 2, and at 12:30 p.m. on Sundays, Jan. 27 and Feb. 3. For tickets, which are $38, call the Possum Ticketline at 856-4560. In addition to taking reservations for the dinner theater, Possum Point Players is also accepting 2008 season ticket orders.

CHEER hosts indoor yard sale

CHEER Community Center is hosting an indoor yard sale on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The community center is located at 20520 Sand Hill Road, or Rte. 9 and Sand Hill Road. Tables cost $10 each. To reserve a table, call the CHEER Community Center at 854-9500.

Railroad Club annual open house

The Delmarva Model Railroad Club annual open house will be held on Saturday Jan. 12, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 13, noon-5 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 20, noon-5 p.m. at Camelot Hall, 103 East State St., Delmar. Featuring more than 5000 square feet of displays including six operating layouts in four different scales; large white elephant table with plenty of train related bargains. Refreshments and snacks will be available. Train videos. Win one of three train sets being raffled. Free admission! (Children under 12 must be accompanied by and adult) Free parking! For more information call 410742-9325 or 856-9250.

Driver Safety program

An AARP Driver Safety course for people 50 and over will be given 1 to 5 p.m., on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 14 and 15, at the Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two-day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate entitling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 629-8081, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. only. The cost is $10 per person.

organizations, agencies and police departments concerned with the welfare of senior citizens to send a representative to attend these meetings. Come and share your programs and knowledge, as well as your concerns. The Council is an Advisory Committee for the following Triads: Kent County Triad meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the State Police Museum in Dover. Roxana Triad meets the third Monday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the Roxana Senior Center at the Pyle Center in Frankford. Seaford Triad meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Nanticoke Senior Center in Seaford. These meetings are held to discuss the safety and well-being of seniors and are open to the public. For additional information, contact president Al Hahn at 4362157.

Magazine Sale

January has rolled around once again and the Greenwood Library meeting room is filling up with a huge variety of magazines, issued in 2006, to be sold at the annual Magazine Sale which began Wednesday, Jan. 2 and continuing throughout the month. This year the sale will also offer a large quantity of books, fiction and nonfiction, adult and juvenile. With magazines priced at just $.10 a piece, supplies don’t last long. Book prices are great, also — hardbacks are only $.50 and paper-

backs $.25. Be sure to visit the Greenwood Public Library early to guarantee the best selection. The Greenwood Public Library is located on market Street (Rt. 16) in downtown Greenwood, just east of the railroad tracks. All proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Greenwood Public Library. For further information, contact: Catharine Kramer or Pat Brown, Greenwood Public Library, 302-349-5309.

Feel great in 2008

Come join us in Fitness Classes, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, at 5:30 p.m. We start a 6-week session the week of Jan. 7 and meet in St. John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Seaford (sponsored by St. John’s but open to the public). Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this fun, faith-filled, co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Get your Dr.’s OK and come try a free one to see if it meets your needs. Only a 6-8-week commitment at a time required. For more information or to register, call 23-year AFAA-certified fitness-professional, Carol Lynch, at 629-7539.

Georgetown Library events

Hometown pictures has returned to The Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in

TOPS DE61 open house

TOPS DE61, Seaford will be having three weeks of open houses to help those who made a New Years resolution to lose those unwanted pounds. They will be held on Tuesdays 12:30-2 p.m., Jan. 15, 22, 29, at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford (1/2 mile from Rite-Aid and Stein Hwy.) If you need any additional information you can call Jean Davis at 410-883-3407

Seaford Heritage Days

Re-live the rich history of Seaford and Western Sussex County from the days of the area’s first natives, to the arrival of John Smith and the English explorers, divided loyalties during the Civil War, to present day during “Seaford Heritage Days,” Memorial Day weekend, May 23, 24 and 25. Crafters, food vendors, artisans and living historians are invited to meet the public and sell their wares during this three-day event at the Governor Ross Plantation in Seaford. For information, contact Paula Gunson at the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce 629-9690 or 800-416-GSCC. www.seafordchamber.com.

S.A.L.T. Council changes

The S.A.L.T. (Seniors and Lawmen Together) Council has announced that their monthly meetings will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 a.m., beginning Jan. 9, in the Sussex County Administration Office just south of the Wilmington Trust Bank on Route 113. The Council invites any individuals,

DELMAR VFW POST 8276 BINGO STARTS BACK TUE., JAN. 8TH Tickets On Sale Tuesday Night

NER N I W ALL E K TA ame G a z n B o n a 0 0. 0 0 $10 o t ! p Jac k TIMES: Doors Open 5 p.m. Games 6:45 p.m.

Delmar VFW Bingo 200 West State Street, Delmar, Maryland CASH PAYOUT

$100* Over 60 People $50* Under 60 People *Based on the number of people No one under the age of 18 allowed to play

CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION

410-896-3722 or 410-896-3379 Turkey Shoot every Sunday at 12 noon. Join Us for Dinner on the 1st and 3rd Fridays at 6 p.m.


MORNING STAR • JANUARY 3 - 9, 2008 the conference room. For more information call the library at 856-7958. The Georgetown Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library 856-7958. The library is sponsoring popcorn and a movie on the first Friday of every month.

Adult-Plus activities

Seniors, begin the new year by socializing, honing skills, exercising, or learning with Adult Plus+ activities at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. Social activities in January include: for couples “Adult Plus+ Couples Club” on Jan. 10; for single seniors “Adult Plus+ Mixed Singles Club” on Jan. 14; card players can participate in “Hand and Foot Card Game” on Jan. 14 and “Open Bridge” on Jan. 15; on Jan. 24, join the lunch bunch for either “Library Surprises-Resource Tour” or “LighthousesBeacons in the night.” For those who enjoy art: want to learn how to draw, take “Basic Drawing Skills” on Wednesdays from Jan. 16 to Feb. 20; planning on making quilts for your children or grandchildren get advice in quilts for kids on January 16; learn how to make great personal gifts in woodcarving every Thursday from Jan. 17 to Feb. 21. Enjoy drawing, get informal instruction and individual assistance for beginners to intermediate in “Portrait Workshop” on Thursdays from Jan. 24 to Feb. 28; learn how to paint with watercolors in “Watercolor” on Thursdays from Jan. 24 to Feb. 28. Other activities include: horseback riding on Tuesdays from Jan. 15 to Feb. 5; participate in a forum of self discovery to help control overeating in “Diets Don’t Work” on Mondays from Jan. 21 to Feb. 11; like to dance learn “Bellydancing” on Thursdays from Jan. 24 to March 13; share your view in “Current Events” on Thursdays from Jan. 24 to Aug. 28; learn how to get more use out of your computer in “PC Savvy-At Last” on Jan. 26; acquire conversation skills to communicate effectively in “Spanish 1” on Mondays from Jan. 28 to March 3. Become familiar with known and notso-well-known Delaware treasures to explore in “Cures for Cabin Fever” on Jan. 29. For complete information about activities or to become a member of the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Tech, call 302856-5618.

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. For more information, contact: Glen.Stubbolo @state.de.us or call 302-739-1960.

Lap blankets for Vets sought

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19 of Laurel is looking for people who knit, crochet, or can hand-make lap blankets for our veterans in the local nursing homes. We have a goal of 60. If you are interested in helping us reach our goal, contact Ann Foskey, president of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 19, at 875-0714.

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.

Stay and play

The “Parents As Teachers” (PAT) Stay & Play - Parents and children (birth to age four) are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. No registration required. Sessions are Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Seaford Dept. of Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford. Parent educator, Cris Henderson.Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.

Preschoolers storytime

For information regarding membership to this state chapter, call Helen at 8755086.

Sussex County Airport meeting

The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices Building, 22215 DuPont Highway (West Complex Rt. 113), Georgetown, at 10 a.m.

Equine Council meets

Next Meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2008 at the Harrington Public Library, Harrington. All those interested in horses are welcome. Meet your 2008 Officers. For more info, contact Stan 684-3966.

AARP Chapter #5340 meeting

Parents, caregivers and children ages two to five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library’s Preschool Storytime. Storytime is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

AARP Chapter #5340 will hold a board meeting at 10 a.m. on Jan. 28, at the Sussex County Airport Conference Room, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call President Melissa Richardson at 945-1288.

Meetings

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

Toastmasters

Trap Pond Partners

Widowed Persons Service meets

Cancer Support Group

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 joy@estfinancial.com. The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 12:15 p.m. at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speakers will be Lieutenants Charles and Debbie Engel from the Salvation Army. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us — we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.

Pomona Grange Meeting

Marine Corps League

Trap Pond Partners’ monthly meeting will be held at the park’s Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For more information feel free to call 875-5153.

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 second Monday 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.

Sussex County Pomona Grange will meet Thursday, Jan. 10. A covered dish dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Reliance Grange. Any questions call Shirley Millman at 645-8098. The public is welcome.

Coast Guard Auxiliary

H.A.P.P.E.N. meets

Trips

The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn’s Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Seaford Museum. Among the topics to be discussed will be annexation, traffic, the Hearn’s Pond Dam study, and the historical marker progress. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. and anyone interested in attending is welcome.

AARP Chapter #1084 meets

AARP Seaford Chapter 1084 of western Sussex County will meet Thursday, Jan. 10, at Methodist Manor House Fellowship Hall, in Seaford, at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker, Brian Posey, Associate State Director, Advocacy. Topic featuring AARP nationwide “Divided We Fail – United We Succeed Campaign,” for health care and financial security for all citizens. Guests, 50 years or older, are welcome and invited to join in refreshments and conversation after the meeting.

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.

Adult Plus trips

Enjoy the New Year by participating in exciting trips sponsored by the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown. On Saturday, Jan. 12, experience one of music’s greatest storytellers come to life through song and dance in “Moving Out-Billy Joel’s Hit” at Wilmington’s DuPont Theater. Get an early start on next year’s holiday presents with “Shop Til Ya Drop” on Saturday, Jan. 19 at the King of Prussia Mall in Pennsylvania. Beatles fans shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see “Rain: Experience the Beatles” at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia on Sunday, Jan. 20. This show features music performed live and video screens with historical footage from the 60s. On Wednesday, Jan. 23, enjoy the sensational Broadway musical “Jersey

PAGE 19 Boys on Broadway” about The Four Seasons, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Watch a dazzling circus with European flair, imaginative theatrics and world class acrobatics in “Cirque Dreams” on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Baltimore’s Hippodrome. That same day, others can, enjoy a fun time on their own at the “Inner Harbor” in Baltimore. Experience the wonder of the eight Smithsonian museums on the National Mall in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Feel like royalty when enjoying a wonderful seven-course Moroccan meal on the “Casablanca Exotic” luncheon in New Castle on Thursday, Jan. 31. Enjoy dance, entertainment and more during your meal. For complete information about these and other Delaware Tech trips, call 302856-5618.

AARP Chapter #1084 Trips

“Ride the Rails in West Virginia” is being offered by Seaford AARP, May 21-23. The price is $420 per person, double occupancy. Three train rides through the Appalachian mountains, a windmill farm, Blackwater Falls State Park and shopping in Thomas. Contact Rose Wheaton at 6297180 New Hampshire White Mountains trip is being offered Oct. 13-16. The price is $640 per person, double occupancy. Visit Franconia Notch State Park, Flume Gorge, world famous Chutter’s store, Littleton’s Pollyanna, Sugar Hill Sampler & museum, Harman’s Cheese & Country Store. You will enjoy dinner aboard the Café Lafayette Dinner Train and also a ride on the Lake Winnipesaukee Scenic Railroad. Then cruise across Lake Winnipesaukee on the 230bfoot cruise ship. Next, a visit to Hampshire Pewter. Free time to shop along Main Street of Wolfeboro, a summer resort. Contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180 for information.

Food Breakfast Cafe

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

Breakfast in Blades

All-you-can-eat-breakfast at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and 5th streets in Blades. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary and the Firemen, on Jan. 6, 8 til 11 a.m. Adults, $7, Children, $3.

Community luncheon in Laurel

A community luncheon (soup and sandwiches), will be held on Jan. 19 from noon to 2 p.m., at Laurel Baptist Church, (West side of 13A – approximately 2-miles-south of town). Any questions, call Shirley 8752314.

Oyster Sandwich Day

Hope Lodge #4 will be serving oyster sandwiches on Jan. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located on 102 West 6th St., Laurel. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon, Thursday. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email to editor@mspublications. com or drop off at 628 West Stein Hwy., Seaford.


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Church Bulletins Take My Hand Ministry The Mary and Martha Tea Room, a program of Take My Hand Ministry, Inc., meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 24 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.

Celebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery, a step program which claims Jesus Christ as its Higher Power, is meeting at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. This program is open to all persons who wish to turn over their hurts, habits, and hang-ups to God such that they may be healed. For more information, call Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, or Robert Spadaccini 841-1720.

Youth Pastor sought Trinity United Methodist Church, Phillips Hill Road, Laurel, is seeking a part-

time Youth Pastor. For further information, contact 302-238-7432.

AYCE Breakfast The Promise Keepers of Centenary Church will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 5 in the church dining room located at Poplar & Market St., Laurel; 6:30 – 10:30 a.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 6 to 12. Benefits college scholarship fund.

Mission of Hope web site Now you can visit the Mission of Hope on the internet at www.Missionof HopeSeaford.org. The Mission of Hope provides rehabilitation, education and housing for men who are homeless. The Mission treats the causes of homelessness in order to return these men to a productive life in the community. The Mission needs people with grant writing or program development experience. Call Paul Alexander for

details. The Mission accepts vehicle donations that return a tax deduction and the good feeling that comes from helping those in need. Please call 629-2559, or e-mail the Mission at SeafordMission@ Verizon.net. You can also write to Seaford Mission, PO Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973.

Centenary Church Gospel Café Centenary UM Church, Poplar & Market Streets , Lau r el , i s h o s t i n g Ch r i s t i an mu s i c each Satu rd ay b eg i n n i n g at 6 p .m . i n t h e Fel l o w s h i p Hall o f th e ch u rch . Bru ce & N an cy Wi l l ey are p r es en t i n g l i v e Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments.

The Dosses in concert The Dosses in concert on Friday, Jan. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Baptist church (Westside 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town). Any questions call Shirley at 875-2314.

Jan. 5

Alexis Hudson Mike Truitt

Jan. 12

All 4 Him Bill Primrose K ai l a Cl u cas

Jan . 1 9

L au r a M i t ch el l Wayne Dukes Way n e Po r t er / C.Bu d Scott

Jan. 26

Good News Tour Dawn Hopkins Don White

Rainbow colors Jan. 26 Macedonia AME Church, 4313 North St., Seaford, presents its fourth annual Rainbow Rally, Saturday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m., featuring talent representing Rainbow Colors. Come worship in this festive occasion. Refreshments will be served. Pastor is the Rev. Dania R. Griffin.

Fo r mo r e i n fo , cal l Br u ce Wi l l ey at 8 7 5 -5 5 3 9 .

DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Trap Pond, CHURCH NearLaurel, 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: st_johns@verizon.net 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.

CHURCH OF CHRIST

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

DIAL DAILY DEVOTIONS: 875-4309

Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching Youth Group Sunday 4:30 pm

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

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 www.dioceseofdelaware.net/churches/stphlps.html 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

875-7873

Centrally located at 14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.

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

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 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. www.StPaulsUMCLaurelDE.org

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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Look to the future and stop looking backward By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church

PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

I heard the other day about a To have a great man who got tired of failing to keep his resolutions every year. future in 2008, you So he decided to be much more have got to let 2007 careful with his new resolution become history in list; choosing only things he felt sure he could succeed in. your life. He committed for the year to come to eat more, exercise less, watch more TV, lose his temper a new home or you wanted to get regularly, buy more on credit, and turn pregnant and it didn’t happen. down all offers to date movie stars. I am not suggesting it didn’t hurt. I With goals like that, my guess is am simply proposing that you can’t that he succeeded. change what hasn’t happened last year Since every year at this time we any more than you can change what look forward to the coming year, I has happened. thought maybe I could assist us in that God has a way of surprising us with process. Here’s my suggestion- you joy. After putting the past behind, tocan only look forward when you stop morrow may hold the fulfillment of looking backward. last year’s desire or it may even mean To have a great future in 2008, you that a new and better opportunity preshave got to let 2007 become history in ents itself. your life. If you continue to be faithful to I can think of at least three things God and work hard at fulfilling the you should leave behind. duties you have been given, some Forgive your greatest personal hurt. wonderful things are bound to come Someone disappointed, or disparaged, your way. or defeated you last year. It is time to Finally, leave behind your sin. Has let that go. some disobedient behavior bound you They have held power over your this past year? Now is a great time to mood and your attitude long enough. say, “new year, new freedom.” Forgive them and move on. Sin is like wearing ankle weights Jesus once said that the measure of while running the marathon of life. forgiveness that you use with others in Still, you can get so used to ankle your life is the measure of forgiveness weights that you assume that is how it that God is going to use with you after will always feel when you run. your life. When you take those things off, That sounds like a scary verse, but you will be amazed and overjoyed at at least it is something in my eternal the difference in your walk for 2008. future that I have primary control So, forget the rear view mirror. over. Last year is over and its not coming Second, forget your largest disapback, but this year is laid out before pointment. Maybe you didn’t get the you like a golden opportunity. job you wanted or you lost money on Seize your future by leaving your a deal. Possibly you had hoped to buy past behind you.

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

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

Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel 302-875-4646 PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956

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

Dr. Carl G Vincent, Senior Minister Pastor Barry B. Dukes, Music Minister Sunday 9:30 am Wednesday 7:00 pm Children’s Church • Nursery

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH

SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

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

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

532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591

MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 5:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.

LAUREL-MT. PLEASANT CHARGE 27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814

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

“Shining His Light”

Passing on God’s Love and Grace in Laurel, Delmar & Surrounding Area United Methodist Churches

King’s St. George’s Mt. Pleasant

Worship Sun. Sch.

Gordy Rd...........8:50....10:00 St. George Rd.. . . .10:10..... 9:00

Mt. Pleasant Rd. 9:30,11:30..10:15 Pastor Barbara Auer

VICTORY TABERNACLE River of Life Christian Center CHURCH OF GOD

SUNDAY WORSHIP

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT Ministry for the whole family 7 PM

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

302-877-0443

The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 • www.atlantaroadcma.org Rev. Edward J. Laremore, Sr. Pastor David A. Krilov, Associate Pastor

SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 8:30 Worship 6:45 Pioneer Clubs (age 3 9:45 Sunday School thru grade 6) & Divorce Care® 11:00 Worship/Kids Church 7:00 Prayer Service & Youth 7:00 Evening Service Group (grades 7-12)

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

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

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

Sunday Services: Informal Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary 9:45 Sunday School Pastor: Rev. Thomas Gross • 302-629-4458 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED

Laurel Wesleyan Church Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship Wed. Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m. Thurs. WKID, The Zone Children’s Ministries 6:30 Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Todd Crofford Assistant Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor/Youth: Sue Boyce Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey

17 W. Market St., Greenwood, DE 302349-9420 Pastors Joseph & Yvonne Dixon WORSHIP SERVICE: SUN. 11 AM BIBLE STUDY: WED. 7:30 PM

Proclaiming Faith 4 pm Sunday on WKDI 840 AM Radio

Food Outreach Emergency Food

www.river-oflife.org

Sailor’s Bethel United Methodist Church Bethel, DE Pastor Arthur Smith III Sunday School - 10 am Worship - 11:15 am Nursery Provided office 875-3628

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 629-7979 Holy Eucharist: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum: 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. Front & King St., Seaford, DE

The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - Anthony Melakian - 629-3633 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10a.m. Sun. Worship 11 a.m., Sun. Evening 6 p.m Wed. Evenings 7 p.m. Live For God, Love Each Other, Light The World

“The Pickle Church” CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH PICKLE MINISTRIES OUTREACH & CORNERSTONE NOTE MUSIC MINISTRY Corner of Bethel Rd. & Alt. 13 • 302-875-8150 Worship Svce 10 a.m. - Rev. Rick Elzey Church School & Jr. Church 10 a.m. - Pastor Doris Whaley Wings of Prayer Tues. 7 p.m. Exploring God’s Word, Wed. 7 p.m.


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Obituaries Winnie Lee Kelley, 87

Winnie Lee Kelley died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, surrounded by her family at the Delmar Nursing and Rehab Center in Delmar. She was born July 29, 1920, in Cape Charles, Va., she was a daughter of Goodrich and Winnie Lee Downing of Birds Nest, Va., who predeceased her. Winnie was a 1942 graduate of the Peninsula Winnie Lee Kelley General Hospital School of Nursing and was a lifetime member of the Women of the Moose, Lodge #1208, in Salisbury, Md. She enjoyed a distinguished nursing career which commenced with her work in the newborn nursery at Peninsula General Hospital. She later worked on the surgical ward where she met her future husband, Earl Bramble Kelley. Earl was a patient who had been admitted to the hospital due to an acute case of appendicitis. Following her marriage to Earl, Mrs. Kelley became a stay-at-home mother, and an active community volunteer, donating her time and energy to organizations such as the American Heart Association, The American Cancer Society, The Delmarva Blood Bank, and Deers Head Hospital. She was an active volunteer in her children’s schools, and many friends and neighbors also benefited from her excellent nursing skills. She was the most giving and caring person to all those she met. If there was ever a person in need, she would gladly step in and offer her services and kindness in order to offer comfort and assistance. Despite her active lifestyle, she was also an avid bingo player, and was a strong advocate of the importance of a family Sunday dinner each week. Mrs. Kelley was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Bramble Kelley, who died Feb 7, 1971. She is survived by three children, Thomas Kelley and his wife, Gale, of Delmar, Carole Johnson, and her husband, John, of Hebron, Md., and Linda White and her husband, Robert, of Laurel. She is survived by five grandchildren, Robin Kelley, David and Steven Shores all of Delmar, Kevin Kelley of Nevada; and Bryan White of Laurel. She is survived by 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. In her final days, her family was comforted by her kind smile, a twitch of her nose, and the simple phrase, “It’s alright.” In the end, it was Miss Winnie, the nurse, who comforted those who loved her most, and she will be dearly loved and missed by all of us, always. A viewing and funeral service, officiated by Gary Harrison, was held Friday, Dec. 21, at the Holloway Funeral Home.

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Donations may be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. Arrangements were in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, 501 Snow Hill Rd., Salisbury, Maryland 21804. To send condolences to the family please visit www.hollowayfh.com.

John G. Midgette, III, 68

John G. “J.G.” Midgette, III, died suddenly at his home in Delmar on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007. Born in Norfolk, Va. on June 20, 1939, he was the son of the late John G. Midgette, Jr. and Emily Jackson Midgette, who preceded him in death. He was US Navy retired and was a member of Fleet Reserve Branch 347 in Salisbury, Md. He atJohn G. Midgette tended St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Delmar. His loving wife of 49 years, June Shockley Midgette survives him. Also surviving him are four children, Annette Bradford and her husband, Milton of Delmar, John G. Midgette, IV and his wife, Gena of Delmar, Michele Bower of Parsonsburg and Kim Bozman and her husband, Carson of Salisbury; one granddaughter, Jessica Bower, whom he cherished and adored until the day he died, and her fiancée, Mike Zidanic; five grandsons, Milton Bradford, Jr., John G. Midgette V, Ryan Bozman, Carson Bozman and Jakob Bozman; and three sisters, Mabel Rogers of Berlin, Debbie Oakley of Salisbury and Pearlene Lawal of Tucker, Georgia. Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 28, at Short Funeral Home in Delmar, where family and friends called one hour prior to the services. The Rev. Sam McWilliams officiated. Interment with military honors was held in Parsons Cemetery in Salisbury. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, 101 E. State St., Delmar, DE 19940. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.

Priscilla A. Thomas, 61

Priscilla A. Thomas was born on May 3, 1946 in Salisbury, Md. to the late George and Sarah Cottingham. She loved to be called “Ceil.” She was employed by Showell/Perdue Farms for 23 years until her health failed her. She loved to work, shop, do puzzlebooks and dine out. She was preceded in death by one sister, Elizabeth Parsons; two brothers, George Priscilla A. Thomas

and Elwood Cottingham; one brother-inlaw, Homer Mumford; a son, James Watson; a stepson, Michael Collins; a grandson Anthony Watson Jr. Mrs. Thomas leaves to cherish her memory, her husband James Thomas of 28 years. Adopted mother, Emma Foreman of Berlin, Md.; three daughters, Patricia Sturgis of Salisbury, Md., Christine Johnson of Milton, Josephine Hinmon (Maurice) of Virginia Beach, Va.; one step daughter, Mary Collins of Berlin, Md. Two sons, Albert Sturgis and Jeffrey Conners of Salisbury, Md.; two stepsons, Quentin Thomas of Millsboro, and Billie Thomas and wife Kathy of Princess Anne, Md.; a sister, Barbara Bunting of Salisbury, Md.; sister-in-Law, Sandy Mumford of Georgetown. Adopted sister, Brenda and husband Douglas Showell of Millsboro; brother-in-law, Larry and Annette Carr of Salisbury, Bruce Drummond of Virginia, Donny and Mary Carr of Oceanside, Calif. Adopted Brothers, Alvin “Rocky” Jarman of Salisbury, Wayne & Tammy Jarman of Cannon, N.J.; Calvin & Sandy Jarman of Ocean Pines, Md. One great aunt, Beatrice Holden of Philadelphia, Pa. and one great uncle, Early Hodge of Baltimore, Md. She also leaves behind 39 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Services were held Saturday, Dec. 29, at Calvary Pentecostal Church Bishopville, Md., where friends called prior to the services. Pastor Douglas Showell officiated. Burial was in Curtis United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bishopville, Md. Arrangements

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

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

were handled by Watson Funeral Home, 211 Washington St. Millsboro. Condolences may be emailed to delmarvaobits.com and watsonfh.com

Barbara Swett Gullett, 101

Barbara Swett Gullett passed away on Dec. 26, 2007. She graduated from Plymouth High School and Plymouth Normal School both in Plymouth, N.H., and from Columbia Teacher’s College in New York, N.Y., developed her career as a music teacher and started the Seaford School Band. She was active in the D.A.R., the Colonial Dames and was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Herbert Gullett; a daughter, Nan Gullett Krause; a son, James Gullett; her parents, Mary Nye Swett and Harry Swett and two sisters, Catharine Sibley and Elizabeth Tate. She is survived by her daughter, Rosemary Gullett Ryan of New Orleans, La.; her son, George P. Gullett of Baton Rouge, La.; 11 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Donations in her memory may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church. Mothe Funeral Home, New Orleans, La. in charge of arrangements.

John Gray Towers, 78

John “Jack” Gray Towers passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2007, at Nanticoke

BETHEL WORSHIP CENTER 9431 Ginger Lane, Seaford (2.4 mi. north of Wal-Mart on US 13) 628-4240 Recorded Info 628-4241 Church Office

Pastor Joseph Lecates - 875-2059 Adult Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:30 am Nursery 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Youth Meeting Sun. 7 pm Promise Keepers Tues. 7 pm Wed. Night Bible Study 7 pm “We’re not building a church, we’re building God’s Kingdom!”

Welcome… SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

“Welcome Home!”

Wesley United Methodist Church 22025 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE Pastor Ed Kuhling Contemporary Worship 9 am Sunday School & Bible Education 10 am Traditional Worship 11 am Wednesday Worship 6:45 pm 302-629-3029 * Info Line 302-628-0112

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

302-875-7998

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

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • cogclarence@verizon.net Sunday: Midweek Activities: Church School........9:45 am Call for Details Morning Worship......11 am Children’s Church & Youth Explosion ........6 pm Nursery Provided Evening Worship.........7 pm *Counseling by appt. only Tuesday: Thursday: Bible Study & Family Corporate Prayer.........7 pm ‘Come and Grow with Us!’ Training Hour...........7 pm

Greenwood United Methodist Church Greenwood, Del. Contemp Serv. 9 am Sunday School 10 am Traditional Serv. 11 am

“A Growing Church in The Heart of Our Community with a Heart for People & a Heart for the Lord.”

Pastor Richard Rogers 302-349-4047 Corner of Market & Church Streets

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Memorial Hospital in Seaford. He was born on Feb. 10, 1929 in Bridgeville, the son of the late Milton Towers and Mabel Whitby Towers. He served his country by enlisting in the United States Army. He worked through NATO and later retired after 22 years of service attaining the rank of master sergeant. After his retirement from the Army, he worked for Tri Gas and Oil in Federalsburg. He was the past commander of the Kent Island American Legion, present member of the Hurlock American Legion, The Federalsburg VFW Post #5246, The Eastern Shore Hunting Club, and also a past member of the Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Towers; a brother, Donald Towers; and a grandson, Keith Towers. He is survived by his wife of almost 30 years, Kathy Bradley Towers of Reliance; two sons, Thomas A. Towers of Bridgeville, and Mark M. Bradley of Leesburg, Fla.; two daughters, Frances Redmiles of Massachusetts, and Ester “Ginger” Wooleyhand of Reliance, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, four brothers, Buck Towers, of Iowa; Kenneth Towers of Federalsburg, William “Bill” Towers of Seaford, and Phillip Towers of Federalsburg and one sister, Martha “Marty” Griffith of Federalsburg and many nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Framptom Funeral Home, in Federalsburg, on Monday, Dec. 31, followed by a funeral service at noon, with the Rev. Denzil Cheek officiating. A VFW service was also held. Serving as pallbearers were John Wooleyhand, Sr., Randy Williamson, Jay Wooleyhand, Allen White, Jr., Justin White and Michael White. Share memories with the family at www.framptom.com.

Leroy Fooks, 85

Leroy “Lee” Fooks of Seaford, passed away Dec. 25, 2007, at LifeCare at Lofland Park. He was born in Baltimore, Md., a son of Wilbur and Nellie Jump Fooks, who predeceased him. Lee proudly served his country in the US Army Air Corp. He retired from the E.I. Dupont Company in Seaford after 35 years of service, as a Powerhouse Electrician. A Past Master and Treasurer of the Hiram Lodge #21 in Seaford, a Past Patron Member of the O.E.S. chapter #7. A member of Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel and a member of the American Legion Post #6 in Seaford. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jacqueline Fooks of Seaford; two sons, the Rev. Eric L. Fooks and his wife Ruth of California City, Calif., Rodney T. Fooks and his wife Gail of Laurel. His grandchildren: Brian Fooks and his wife Nicole of Delmar, David Fooks of Lewes, Kevin Fooks and his fiancé Diana Hitch of Laurel, Lisa Bell and her husband Randy of Hamburg, N.Y., Chandra Maradeo and her husband Greg of Vineland, N.J. Great-grandchildren, Derrick and Caden Fooks, Shana Adams, Trevor Banegas and Isabella Maradeo, Jacob and Lucas Bell. Funeral Services were held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Friday, Dec. 28, where friends called prior to the service. A Masonic Service began the services at 2 p.m.

The Rev. Fred Ducan and Rev. Eric Fooks officiated. Interment followed in Odd Fellow Cemetery. Contributions can be made in his memory to: Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Sara Elizabeth Anderson, 87

Sara Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Anderson, of Seaford, was called home to the Lord on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, after a brief illness. Libby was born in Millington, Md., on Dec. 29, 1919, the youngest of three children born to Reba Dixon and Herman J. Wallace. She moved to Seaford with her late husband, Jack, in 1940, and lived there until her passing. She was a member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, where she was a hostess and was active in the couples club. Libby was a leader for Girl Scouts, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, and was active in the Seaford PTA. She enjoyed playing bridge and loved spending time with her family at Fenwick Island and Ocean City. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 70 years, John Ellis ‘Jack’ Anderson, who died in June 2007; a sister, Elsie; and a brother, Cliff. Left to cherish her memory are her three children and their spouses, Kay Anderson Mellenthien and husband, Dick; Pete Anderson and wife, Sandy; and Susan Anderson Price and husband, Frank. Libby is also survived by her six grandchildren, Judy Mellenthien Farr and husband, Rich; Donna and Rob Mellenthien; Scott Anderson and wife, Karen; Cauley Price and wife, Heather; and Carey Price and fiancee, Julie; stepgrandson, Bill Ashmore and wife, Jeanne; and 10 greatgrandchildren. A memorial service will be scheduled for the spring of 2008. Arrangements are by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Sheila Ann Murray Bailey, 59

Sheila Ann Murray Bailey of Federalsburg passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at Easton Memorial Hospital, after a brief illness. Sheila was born on Aug. 30, 1948, in Cheverly, Md. She was educated in the Anne Arundel County School System and graduated from Severna Park High School in 1966. Sheila’s favorite Sheila Murray Bailey time of year was Christmas. She enjoyed building doll houses and crocheting, especially afghan blankets, and was a superb typist. She loved her cats and was always willing to take a stray, giving them a loving home. Sheila is survived by her husband, Parker Roy Bailey; her parents, Ruth and Paul O’Brien of Denton, Md.; a son, Frank Ryan Jr., of Oregon; two brothers, Raul R. O’Brien of Dover and Daniel L. O’Brien of Severna Park, Md.; two sisters-in-law, Judi O’Brien and Debbie O’Brien; one brother-in-law, Roger Johnson; and a host of nieces, nephews,

aunts, cousins and friends. A memorial service was held on Monday, Dec. 31, at Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg. Interment was private. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Bonnie Hilghman Cancer Fund, 102 East Dover St., Easton, MD 21601. Memories may be shared with the family at www.framptom.com.

Donald Drace, 62

Donald Drace, of Seaford died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007 at Life Care at Lofland Park. Mr. Drace was an engineer for the Dupont Company in Seaford, retiring in 1993. He was a former member of the Kiwanis Club in Seaford, was an umpire for the Nanticoke Little League, was a socDonald Drace cer coach and a band parent. Donald was the son of the late Ralph and Leora Drace. He was also preceded in death by 2 sisters, Arlene Eberts and Phyllis Kramlik. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jane Yoder Drace, his son Todd Drace and his wife Rachel of Seaford, his daughter Kimberly Drace-Bumgardner and her husband, Russell of Charlotte, NC, 5 grandchildren, Cameron, Dylan, Kix, Piper and Aidan. He is also survived by his sister, Shirley Mangell and her husband Roye of Perkasie, PA. Funeral Services were on Monday, Dec. 31 at 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, Seaford. Burial was on Wednesday, Jan. 2 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Telford, PA. The family suggests donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market St., Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Arrangements by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Louise E. Graves, 84

Louise E. Grieves of Seaford, formerly of Bethany Beach and Philadelphia, PA died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007 at Life Care at Lofland Park in Seaford. Mrs. Grieves was a bookkeeper for Grunel Alarm Company in Philadelphia, PA and was also a homemaker. She was the daughter of Louis and Marie Greer. Her son, Edward Louise E. Graves W. Ford, also preceded her in death. Her husband Francis J. Grieves died in 2002. She is survived by two daughters, Clara King and her husband Burton of Millville, Louise Campbell and her husband Paul of Langhorne, PA, two sons, Albert F. Ford and his wife Sharon of Bensalem, PA and Jeffrey J. Grieves and his wife Beth of Phoenixville, PA a Brother, Edward Greer and his wife Donna of Colorado, Springs, CO. 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also

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survive her. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 2 at Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. The family suggests donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Chapter, 2306 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19805.

Elmer F. Jester, Jr., 61

Elmer F. Jester, Jr. of Federalsburg, MD passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007 at the Memorial Hospital at Easton, Md. He was born Nov. 10, 1946 in Easton, Md, the son of Elmer J. Jester, Sr. and Mary Jane Lane Jester. He was a graduate of Colonel Richardson High Elmer F. Jester School class of 1966. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969 serving one tour in Vietnam. He worked at Southern States in Seaford for 15 years, and was presently employed at David A. Bramble, Inc. as a truck driver. He was a life member of the Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Co. joining in December of 1978, and loved fishing, hunting and Nascar events. He is survived by his wife, Karen A. Breeding Jester, a daughter and her husband, Kimberly D. Moore and Darrin of Preston, two special grandchildren, Conner Moore and Kaylie Moore of Preston, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Rebecca Collins and a brother Charles Wade Jester, Sr. Funeral services are Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 at 1 p.m. at the Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg with Rev. Denzil Cheek officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Beulah. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 12 to 1 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Co., P.O. Box 99, Federalsburg, MD 21632. For more information or letters of condolence please visit www.framptom.com

Lillian C. Morgan, 89

Lillian C. Morgan of Seaford, died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007 at Genesis Elder Care in Seaford. She was born in Kentucky the daughter of Levy and Josie Clevenger. She was a homemaker. Her husband, Benjamin L. Morgan died in 1989. She is survived by a son Charles Edward Morgan and his wife Jean of Moherrin, VA, her daughter Elaine Glynn and her husband Tom of Seaford, two brothers, Randolph Clevenger of Bluefield, West Virginia and James Howard Clevenger of Newark, DE, a sister, Charlene Feterman of Denver, CO. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held on Monday, Dec. 31 at the Christian Church of Seaford. Burial was in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE. The family suggests donations Continued to page 38


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Health Survey shows what patients want from physicians By Anthony Policastro, M.D

As a member of the Board of Medical Practice for the State of Delaware, I receive a medical journal that talks about physician behavior. The latest issue had the results of a patient survey. The survey asked patients about what they expect from a doctor. There were seven characteristics that patients want to see in their physician. The first of those is confidence. The physician should refer to state of the art medical practices. There should be evidence that the physician has experience treating the condition that the patient has. There should be a welcome attitude in discussing what patients have read or heard from sources like the Internet. That is true even if the source appears to be inaccurate. They should feel at ease with the patient and their accompanying family members. The second quality is that the physician be empathetic. That includes good eye contact with both the patient and the family. It includes paying attention to both the verbal and nonverbal (body lan-

guage) concerns of the patient. It inshould discuss his/her own personal includes repeating the patient’s concerns. terests. That ensures that they understand them. There should be appropriate humor. It includes sharing relevant personal sto- There should be an acknowledgement of ries. It includes speaking in a sympathet- the patient’s family. There should be eviic and calm tone of dence of remembervoice. ing details about the The third charac- The physician should apologize patient’s life from teristic is being huprevious visits. mane. This is mani- if the patient is kept waiting. The physician fested by approprishould be forthright. The physician should listen ate physical contact. Information should carefully and not interrupt It is manifested by be presented factubeing attentive. That when the patient is describing ally. It should not be means attentiveness sugarcoated. There concerns. to the patient and should not be a lot the situation. The of medical terms physician should indicate a willingness used. There should be time spent on to spend adequate time with the patient both the pros and cons of treatment. The by not appearing to have hurried movepatient should be asked to restate the ments. conversation to make sure there is unThe physician should arrange nonderstanding. medical assistance for the patient when The sixth characteristic is being reneeded. This may include social work of spectful. The physician should apologize chaplain services. if the patient is kept waiting. The physiThe fourth characteristic is being per- cian should listen carefully and not insonal. The physician should ask the paterrupt when the patient is describing tient about their lives. The physician concerns.

Debbie Carmean is surrounded by her grandchildren, Jasmine (front), Aliyah (left) and Burton, all of whom were “Coats for Kids” recipients. Also in line at Wal-Mart are kids department staff members Pat White and Jitka Lejckova and Carmean’s family friend, Shantay Walston.

Program provides coats for kids Fifty-five Sussex County kids are ready to face a cold winter with the coats and jackets they received on Dec. 12, 2007, through the “Coats for Kids” program. Children in need were identified by the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families and treated to a shopping trip at Wal-Mart in Seaford, with funding provided through a grant from the Charles C. Allen III Charitable Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF). Wal-Mart made every kids-size coat available at the store for the program and provided an associate just for this group, according to Hugh D. Leahy Jr., DCF senior vice president for Southern Delaware. Kids department staff members Pat White

and Jitka Lejckova made certain the children arrived at Wal-Mart and helped them with their selections. Charles C. Allen III, president and CEO of Allen Family Foods, Inc., has worked with the kids department for several years on the “Coats for Kids” program. The Charles C. Allen III Charitable Fund is one of more than 700 funds at the Delaware Community Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropic organization that manages charitable funds and awards grants to benefit the community. For more information about the Delaware Community Foundation, contact Hugh D. Leahy Jr. at 856-4393 or hleahy@delcf.org, or visit www.delcf.org.

The physician should provide choices and be willing to list the preferred choice when asked. The physician should solicit patient’s input in treatment options and scheduling. The physician should take care to maintain the patient’s modesty during the exam. The last characteristic is being thorough. This includes detailed explanations. This includes giving instructions in writing. This includes following up as expected in a timely manner. This includes using consultants when necessary. This includes looking up information in the medical literature when necessary. While all of these are important, it is very hard to do them all at each visit. However, when a patient sees a physician for a series of visits, these are the kinds of characteristics that they are looking for. The best doctor in the world may not present this way. That will give patients a bad impression even when that is not appropriate.


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Health Briefs Depression support group in Laurel

The Mental health Association in Delaware will be sponsoring a Depression Support Group in Laurel on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. The purpose of the Laurel Depression Support Group is to share experiences related to living and coping with depression. The group is confidential and offered at no charge. The MHA encourages anyone dealing with a depressive disorder to attend. Register in advance by calling 1800-287-6423. • Peer support groups sponsored by Mental Health Association of Delaware are not intended to replace professional mental health treatment. To maintain the privacy of our members, MHA does not publish support group locations; locations are provided with registration.

Stroke support group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer free monthly Stroke Support Group meetings designed for individuals who have survived a stroke and their families and caregivers. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. The meetings will consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions, in which caregivers and survivors will meet in two groups to discuss concerns, provide support and networking. Refreshments will be provided. Sheila Brant and Joan Burditt, occupational therapists at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, will facilitate the support group meetings. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 5121.

Alzheimer's holds training

The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter is sponsoring a training program for family caregivers at LifeCare at Lofland Park in Seaford on Friday, Jan. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program includes a medical

overview; legal and financial issues; challenging symptoms, daily care issues; and information on getting the help you need. The session is free and lunch will be provided, but pre-registration is required by Jan. 11. For more information or to register, call Jamie Magee, branch office coordinator, at 854-9788.

Respite Care Services can help

Millions of Americans provide unpaid assistance each year to elderly family, friends and neighbors to help those individuals remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Like paid employees, these caregivers need time off to relax or take care of other responsibilities. Often that is not practical or even possible. This is where respite care can be helpful, and can allow caregivers a break without compromising the care and attention that their loved ones require. The Sussex County Advisory Committee on Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities invites the public to attend the committee’s next meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14. Sally Beaumont, program director for adult day health services at Easter Seals of Delaware, Georgetown, will provide information about respite services available in Sussex County. She will also talk about the growing need for these services. An open discussion about these services and the anticipated need in the area will follow the presentation. The Sussex County Advisory Committee for the Aging & Adults with Physical Disabilities is an 11member panel established by the Sussex County Council to be an advocate for programs and policies that benefit older and disabled residents. The committee meets on the third Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November. All meetings are open to the public. The Advisory Committee’s mission is to increase dialogue, make recommendations to Sussex County Council, and to give support, assistance and advice on significant issues and programs that may affect the lives of the county’s aging and adults with physical disabilities populations.

Safe Sitter Classes

Safe Sitter classes for girls and boys aged 11 to 13 will be offered at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The course will be held from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. The Safe Sitter program is a medically-accurate instructional series that teaches youngsters how to handle emergencies when caring for younger children. The cost is $35. Participants are to bring a bag lunch. To register your son or daughter or your child's babysitter, call 629-6611 ext. 2540. The goal of Safe Sitter is to reduce the number of accidental and preventable deaths among children being cared for by babysitters. Thousands of young adolescents across the country have been trained by

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DCF 2008 capital grant applications available Hugh D. Leahy Jr., Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) senior vice president for Southern Delaware, announces the availability of application forms for the Foundation’s 2008 capital grants program. A minimum of $250,000 will be available to fund qualified 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations that serve Delawareans. These grants are made possible by The State of Delaware Fund and other charitable funds created by caring individuals and businesses to help meet the state’s most pressing needs. The DCF defines capital as “construction, major renovation or repair of buildings and/or the purchase of land.” Capital grants typically range from $5,000 to $20,000, with a maximum award of $25,000. Limited funding is allotted for the purchase of equipment; grants generally range from $2,000 to $7,000, with a maximum award of $10,000. Projects should have a lasting, positive impact on the population or region served by the organization. Priority is given to organizations that have completed a significant portion of their fundraising or can demonstrate the ability to accomplish their project goals successfully. Former capital grant recipients must wait for the completion of two grant cycles before applying for another capital grant, and multi-year capital campaigns can be funded only once by the DCF. Agencies receiving DCF grants must serve

the state of Delaware and its residents without discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, disability, national origin or sexual orientation. Each grant request must be submitted on a DCF 2008 Capital Grant Application Form, which can be printed from the DCF Web site, www.delcf.org, or obtained by contacting Beth Bouchelle, director of Grants and Donor Services, bbouchelle@delcf.org or 302.504.5239. There is a separate application form for equipment grants. Completed forms must be postmarked Jan. 31, 2008 or delivered to the Delaware Community Foundation’s Wilmington office by this date. The Grants Committee will submit its recommendations for funding to the DCF Board of Directors in June 2008. All applicants will be notified of the Board’s decision in writing. Contact Beth Bouchelle for more information about the DCF grants program. The Delaware Community Foundation is a nonprofit, philanthropic organization that manages charitable funds and awards grants to benefit the community. For further information about creating a fund through the Delaware Community Foundation and to learn about its grantmaking process, call Hugh Leahy at hleahy@delcf.org or 302-856-4393 or visit the DCF Web site at http://www.delcf.org www.delcf.org.

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Public Auction Saturday, Jan. 5th, 2008 at 10 a.m. Furniture, Glassware, JD Riding Mower, Longaberger Baskets and Misc. items. Location: Laurel Fire House, 10th St., Laurel, DE (for convenience of sale it’s being moved here) Oak dining room suite (round table, 4 chairs & hutch), 4 piece mahogany bedroom suite, day bed, antique oak rocker, marble top stand, brass bed, quilt rack, cedar chest, stands, 3 piece coffee table & 2 end stands, Lazy-boy swivel rocker-recliner, sofa, setting chairs, glide rocker, glide foot stool, round pedestal stand, upholstered rocker, pitcher & bowl stand w/mirror, bureaus, pitcher & bowl, jewelry cabinet, bed linens, lamps, figurines, angels of the month collection, kitchen utensils & supplies, coffee mugs, flower glasses, Euro-pro oven, Pyrek dishes, jug crocks, set of USA China, bells, collection of paper weights, pictures, blue hobnail pieces, and many other items to numerous to mention. Terms: Cash of Approved Checks day of Sale Auctioneer, Not Responsible for Accidents.

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LEGALS NOTICE Estate of Woodrow W. Phillips, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Woodrow W. Phillips who departed this life on the 27th day of November A.D. 2007 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Vance C. Phillips on the 13th day of December, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 27th day of July, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Vance C. Phillips 31479 Dogwood Lane, Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 12/27/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Marie P. McGee, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Marie P. McGee who departed this life on the 12th day of December A.D. 2007 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Paul D. McGee, John E. McGee on the 17th day of December, 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 12th day of August, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Paul D. McGee 12445 Salt Barn Rd. Laurel, DE 19956

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NOTICE Estate of La Mar White Weatherly, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of La Mar White Weatherly who departed this life on the 25th day of October A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Marilyn White on the 5th day of December, 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 25th day of June, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Marilyn White 8937 Riverside Dr., Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fuqua & Yori P.O. Box 250 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 12/20/3tc See LEGALS—page 31


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SHERIFF SALE By virtue of an Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 North West Fork Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, and lying on the Westerly side of U.S. Route 13, being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a stake located on the Westerly side of U.S. Route 13 and in line of land of Norman L. Bennett; thence by and with the line of lands of Norman L. Bennett North 78 degrees West 512 feet to the center of Bee Branch; thence by and with the run of Bee Branch 80 feet to a point in line of lands of Martellus T. Uhler; thence by and with the line of lands of Martellus T. Uhler, South 78 degrees East 504 feet to a pipe located on the Westerly side of U.S. Route 13; thence by and with the Westerly right of way North 12 degrees East 80 feet to a stake, the point and place of Beginning, be the contents thereof what they may. AND BEING the same land and premises conveyed unto Joanne White and Heyward White, Jr., by deed of Joanne White, dated February 18, 1998 and of record in the office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware in Deed Book 2267, page 343. Tax Parcel: 5-30-17.004.00 Property Address: 14768 Sussex Highway, 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 JOEANNE WHITE A/K/A JOANNE WHITE & HEYWARD WHITE, JR. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 improvements thereon erected, situate in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, lying on the northwesterly side of County Road 579, being known as 20446 State Forest Road and being more particularly bounded and described in accordance with a survey by Ramesh C. Batta Associates P.A. dated October 11, 2005, as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a point lying on the northwesterly right of way line of County Road 579 said point being 240 feet southwest of the Glatfelter Pulpwood Co. lands thence North 60 degrees 36 minutes 19 seconds West 397.99 feet along these lands and other lands now or formerly if Isaacs and Moore Farms to a point, thence South 35 degrees 03 minutes 20 seconds West 100 feet along these lands and other lands now or formerly of lsaacs and Moore Farms, to a point; thence South 57 de-

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grees 43 minutes 42 seconds East 396.52 feet along these lands and lands now or formerly of Isaacs and Moore Farms, to a point lying in the northwesterly right of way line of county Road 579; thence along the aforesaid right of way line North 35 degrees 03 minutes 20 seconds East 120 feet home to the place of beginning. BEING the same lands and premises which Gerald R. Stoeckel II and Kim M. Stoeckel did by deed dated November _ 2005 and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds, Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 3251 page 176 did grant an convey unto Erick W. Stoeckel. Tax Parcel: 2-31-6.0012.03 Property Address: 20446 State Forest Road, Georgetown 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 ERIC W. STOECKEL and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

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By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware being designated as "PARCEL B" on the plot prepared by Miller-Lewis, Inc., dated September 17, 2001 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County in Plot Book 78, at page 144. AND BEING the same lands conveyed unto Keith G. Townsend by deed of Keith G. Townsend and Bessie E. Townsend, dated June 16, 2003 and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware in Deed Book 2851, page 156. Tax Parcel: 2-31-9.0045.03 Property Address: 22569 Concord Pond Road, Georgetown 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 per-

PAGE 31 centum 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 KEITH G. & BESSIE E. TOWNSEND and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 and parcel of land situate, lying and being near the Town of Bridgeville, in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, being known as Lot 58, Morningside Village North, on Passwaters Drive of a subdivision of lands of Wheatley Ventures, Inc. which will more fully appear on a plot prepared by Miller & Lewis, Inc. dated November 3, 1998, revised October 15, 1999 and again on July 17, 2000, approved by Planning and Zoning on July 19, 2000 and filed for record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County Georgetown, Delaware, in Deed Book 68, page 103. BEING the same lands which Wheatley Ventures, Inc. did by Deed dated June 16, 2004 of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware in Deed Book 2997, Page 174, did grant and come unto Jackie D. Sample. Tax Parcel: 4-30-19.00241.00 Property Address: 11206 Jordan Ave, 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 JACKIE D. SAMPLE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 Laurel, Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, more particularly described as follows to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument (found) lying on edge of 4' sidewalk lying on the Northerly right of way line of Tenth Street, said concrete monument (found) being 266 feet more or less to West Street and being a common boundary line for this land and for lands now or formerly of Harry W. Seymore, Jr.; thence by and with aforesaid lands of Harry W, Seymore, Jr. North 13 degrees 33 minutes 31 seconds East 125.00 feet to a concrete monument (found); thence turning and running by and with lands now or formerly of Laurel Village, LLC, South 75 degrees 00 minutes 27 seconds East 79.02 feet to an iron rod (found); thence turning and running by and with lands now or formerly of Aisha G. Johnson, South 15 degrees See LEGALS—page 32


PAGE 32 LEGALS - from Page 31 28 minutes 58 seconds West 120.41 feet to an iron rod found; thence turning and running by and with the edge of 4' sidewalk lying on the Northerly right of way line of Tenth Street North 78 degrees 29 minutes 14 seconds West 75.00 feet to the place of Beginning. AND BEING the same lands and premises conveyed unto Tracy L. Kefauver, by deed of Jeffrey A. Wyatt dated July 22, 2005 and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware in deed Book 3177 and Page 294. Tax Parcel: 4-32-8.1068.00 Property Address: 233 West 10th 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 TRACY L. KEFAUVER and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

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MORNING STAR SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being located in the Town of Bridgeville, Sussex County, State of Delaware, being known as Lot 39 of lands of Frederick L. Willey and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a railroad spike found on the northerly right of way line of North Cannon Street at a corner for this lot and Lot 38; thence with the northerly right of way line of North Cannon Street with a curve to the right an arc distance of 69.03 feet (said curve having a radius of 135.00 feet and a chord of North 87 degrees 53 minutes 50 seconds West 68.28 feet) to an iron rebar found at a corner for this lot and Lot 40; thence with Lot 40 North 23 degrees 44 minutes 05 seconds West 124.41 feet to an iron rebar found at a corner for this lot, Lot 40 and on the southerly right of way line of Birch Street; thence with the southerly right of way line of Birch Street North 61 degrees 26 minutes 40 seconds East 59.82 feet to an iron bolt found on the southerly right of way line of Birch Street at a corner for this lot and Lot 38; thence with Lot 38 South 24 degrees 23 minutes 07 seconds East 159.11 feet to a railroad spike found on the northerly right of way line of North Cannon Street located at the point and place of beginning, containing 8,769 square feet of land be the same more or less as shown on a survey prepared by Thomas A. Temple, Jr. DEL. P.L.S. No 242, dated May 25, 2006. BEING the same lands and premises which Abba First, L.L.C. by Deed dated May 15, 2006 of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware in Deed Book 3311, Page 28, did grant and convey unto Alisha P. Handy. Tax Parcel: 1-31-10.1264.00 Property Address: 504 North Cannon Street, Bridgeville Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash

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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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 ALISHA P. HANDY and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of An Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 and parcel of land situate, lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the Easterly right of way line of Route 13 which is North 16 degrees 40 minutes West, 1280.37 feet North of the point of intersection of the Easterly boundary of Route 13 and the Northerly boundary of Route 482; thence South 85 degrees 19 minutes

East for a distance of 201 feet to a point; thence South 86 degrees 25 minutes East for a distance of 1,132.8 feet to a point; thence by and with the boundary line of H. Moore North 18 degrees 53 minutes West for a distance of 1,427.6 feet to a point; thence South 77 degrees 28 minutes West, for a new division of 185.64 feet to a point; thence South 3 degrees 35 minutes West for a new division line between the lands hereby conveyed and other land of Joseph W. Constantino, et al. for a distance of 407.88 feet to a point; thence North 85 degrees 19 minutes West for a distance of 239.15 feet to a point in the foresaid Easterly right of way line of Route 13; thence South 16 degrees 40 minutes East for a distance of 107.37 feet home to the place of beginning as will more fully and clearly appear upon reference to a survey prepared by Theodore S. Simpler on or about March 30, 1970. Approved Subdivided Parcels Each Constituting a Portion of the Above-Described Lands: Parcel # 1: All that certain piece, parcel and tract of land lying and being situate in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, comprising of all of Parcel # 1 of the Paradise Produce Co, Inc subdivision, the plat which was prepared by Miller Lewis, Inc. and recorded in Plot Book 103, at Page 291, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, and more particularly described, as follows: COMMENCING at a point on the easterly rightof-way of U.S Road 13 at 200 feet wide, distant southerly along said rightof-way 1,152 feet, more or less, from SCR # 482; thence with a right-of-way for ingress and egress and lands now or formerly of Glen R. Jones the following two (2) courses and distances: 1) South 85°-19’00” East 201.11 feet to a point, and 2) South 86°-25’00” East 571.21 feet to an iron pipe (set), the point of BEGINNING; Thence proceeding partly with said right-of-way for ingress and egress and in part with Parcel #2 North 03°-35’-00” East 366.35 feet to an iron pipe (set), passing over an iron pipe (set) at 183.07 feet; thence continuing with said Parcel #2 North 54°32’-05” East 395.41 feet to an iron pipe (set); thence with lands now or formerly of REJ, Inc. South 18°-53’00” East 666.00 feet to a disturbed concrete monument (found); thence with aforementioned lands now or formerly of Glen R.

Jones North 86°-25’-00” West 561.59 feet to the point of beginning; containing 5.259 acres of land, be the same more or less. Together with the right of ingress and egress to and from U.S. Road 13 over a 1.972 acre right-of-way, as shown on the survey by Miller-Lewis, Inc., dated October 13, 2005, revised to March 8, 2006, which right-of-way is being included in the sale of Parcel #1 described above, subject to the use in common by Parcels 2 and 3 described below. Parcel # 2: All that certain piece, parcel and tract of land lying and being situate in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, comprising of all of Parcel # 2 of the Paradise Produce Co, Inc subdivision, the plat of which was prepared by Miller Lewis, Inc. and recorded in Plot Book 103, at Page 291, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, and more particularly described, as follows: COMMENCING at a concrete monument (found) on the easterly right-of-way of U.S Road 13 at 200 feet wide, distant southerly along said right-of-way 1,045 feet, more or less, from SCR # 482; thence with a right-of-way for ingress and egress and in part with lands of David Lui and partly with lands of SRS Leasing the following three (3) courses and distances: 1) South 85°-19’00” East 239.15 feet to a concrete monument (found), 2) South 86°-25’00” East 407.88 feet to a concrete monument (found), and 3) North 66°30’-38” East 91.14 feet with Parcel 3 to an iron pipe (set), the point of BEGINNING; Thence proceeding with Parcel #3 the following two (2) courses and distances: 1) North 03°-35’-00” East 586.11 feet to an iron pipe (set), and 2) North 54°32’-05” East 329.58 feet to an iron pipe (set); thence in part with lands now or formerly of Stone Creek Business Park, LLC and partly with lands now or formerly of REJ, Inc. South 18°-53’00” East 346.15 feet to an iron pipe (set); thence with Parcel #1 the following two (2) courses and distances: 1) South 54°-32’-05” West 395.41 feet to an iron pipe (set), and 2) South 03°-35’00” West 183.28 feet to an iron pipe (set); thence with aforementioned right-ofway for ingress and egress South 66°-30’-38” West 91.14 feet to the point of beginning; containing 3.478 acres of land, be the same more or less. Together with the right of ingress and egress to and

from U.S. Road 13 over a 1.972 acre right-of-way. Parcel # 3: All that certain piece, parcel and tract of land lying and being situate in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, comprising of all of Parcel # 3 of the Paradise Produce Co, Inc subdivision, the plat of which was prepared by Miller Lewis, Inc. and recorded in Plot Book 103, at Page 291, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, and more particularly described, as follows: COMMENCING at a concrete monument (found) on the easterly right-of-way of U.S Road 13 at 200 feet wide, distant southerly along said right-of-way 1,045 feet, more or less, from SCR # 482; thence with a right-of-way for ingress and egress and in part with lands of David Lui and partly with lands of SRS Leasing the following two (2) courses and distances: 1) South 85°-19’00” East 239.15 feet to a concrete monument (found), and 2) South 86°25’-00” East 407.88 feet to a concrete monument (found);, the point of BEGINNING; Thence proceeding with said lands now or formerly of SRS Leasing North 03°-35’-00” East 1,167.60 feet to an iron pipe (found); thence with lands now or formerly of Stone Creek Business Park, LLC the following two (2) courses and distances: 1) North 77°-28’-00” East 185.64 feet to a concrete monument (found), and 2) South 18°-53’-00” East 415.45 feet to an iron pipe (set); thence with Parcel #2 the following two (2) courses and distances: 1) South 54°-32’-05” West 329.58 feet to an iron pipe (set), and 2) South 03°-35’-00” West 586.11 feet to an iron pipe (set); thence with aforementioned right-ofway for ingress and egress South 66°-30’-38” West 91.14 feet to the point of beginning; containing 4.293 acres of land, be the same more or less. Together with the right of ingress and egress to and from U.S. Road 13 over a 1.972 acre right-of-way. AS TO ALL OF THE ABOVE PARCELS, being the same lands conveyed to Paradise Produce Company, Inc. by deed of James A. Martin, Ovida D. Martin and Mar Tek Systems, Inc., dated June 29, 2005, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, at Georgetown, Delaware, in Deed Book 3170, Page 074. Tax Parcel: 1-32-12.00See LEGALS—page 33


MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 32 111.00 (Parcels: 1, 2 & 3) Property Address: 28667 Sussex Highway, Laurel THE FORECLOSING MORTGAGEE has elected to first offer for sale each of the three subdivided parcels, as described above, and then the entire parcel as first described above. Whatever method of sale results in the higher price will be presented to the Superior Court for confirmation. 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 PARADISE PRODUCE COMPANY, INC. AND JOHN W. ALLEN and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hun-

dred, 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 Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, at the intersection of Delaware Route 24 with County Road 51-0, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument at the point of intersection of the Southeasterly right of way line of Delaware Route 24 (60' wide) with the Northwesterly right of way line of County Road 510 (50" wide) THENCE FROM SAID PLACE OF BEGINNING, BY AND WITH THE SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF County Road 510, South 55 degrees 22 minutes 25 seconds West 368.54 feet to a pope, a corner for these lands and lands now or formerly of Alan Roberts; thence by and with the said Roberts lands, North 29 degrees 28 minutes 00 seconds West 97.92 feet to a concrete monument located in the Southeasterly right of way line of Delaware Route 24 at a point 32.5 feet Southeast of the centerline of present paving of said Route 24; thence by and with the said right of way North 27 72 degrees 32 minutes 30 seconds East 372.72 feet to the point and place of beginning, containing 17,971 square feet of land, re or less, as described in a survey by Gene R. Littleton, Delaware Professional Land Surveyor, dated October 1980 and recorded in Deed Book 1033, Page 76. 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 lands and premises conveyed Shamila Fozia and Muhammad I. Zafar, as joint tenants with the right of survivorship, by Deed from Clayton E. Searles and Doris E. Searles, husband and wife, dated October 6, 2005, and recorded October 19, 2005, in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3218, Page 241. Tax Parcel: 4-32-7.0020.00 Property Address: 32890 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 Sus-

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sex 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 MUHAMMAD I. ZAFAR & SHAMILA FOZIA and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of an Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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: THAT certain lot, pieces or parcel of land, with the improvements erected thereon, situated in the Town of Laurel, Sussex County and State of Delaware, being all of Lot #6 of a subdivision plot recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County at Georgetown in Plot Book 76, Page 328; being bounded on the north by Tenth Street, on the east by Lot #5, on the south by lands now or formerly of Odd Fellows Cemetery Co., Inc. (667 624), on the west by

lands now or formerly of Jessica L. Hinote (3268 292), and being more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point, a found iron pipe, at a common corner for this lot and lands of Hinote in the southerly line of Tenth Street, said point of being located 171.85 feet easterly of the intersection of the southerly line of Tenth Street with the easterly line of West Street, as measured along the southerly line of Tenth Street; thence, running from said point of Beginning with the southerly line of Tenth Street, South 79 degrees, 00 minutes, 00 seconds East, 53.33 feet to a point, a set iron bar, at a common corner for this Lot and Lot #5 in the Southerly line of Tenth Street; thence, turning and running with Lot #5, South 11 degrees, 10 minutes, 00 seconds West 136.25 feet to a point, a found capped iron pipe, at a common corner for this lot and lands of Odd Fellows Cemetery Co, Inc.; thence, turning and running with lands of Odd Fellows Cemetery Co., Inc., North 79 degrees, 00 minutes, 00 seconds West 53.33 feet to a point, a found iron pipe, at a common corner for this lot and lands of Hinote in line of lands of Odd Fellows Cemetery Co., Inc.; thence, turning and running with lands of Hinote, North 11 degrees, 10 minutes, 00 seconds East, 136.25 feet to the point and place of Beginning and containing within the above described courses and distances 7,266 square feet of land, more or less, and being known as 238 W. Tenth Street. BEING the same land and premises that On Your Own, Inc. by Deed dated November 17, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3403, Page 184, did grant and convey unto Gene Echnoz and Karla Echnoz, in fee. Tax Parcel: 4-32-8.1074.02 Property Address: 238 West Tenth 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

PAGE 33 Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 GENE & KARLA ECHNOZ and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of an Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, being know as and designated as LOT THREE, (3), on a Plot North Towns End of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Plot Book 57 at Page 174, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a pipe set lying on the Northerly right-of-way line of Sussex County Road #494 (50’ right-of-way); said pipe being a corner for this lot and for Lot #4 and being 3325 feet more or less to Co. Road 493; thence by and with aforesaid right-ofway North 61 degrees 34 minutes 12 seconds West 150.00 feet to an iron pipe found; thence turning and running by and with a com-

mon boundary line for this lot and 2 North 28 degrees 25 minutes 48 seconds East 432.76 feet to an iron pope found; thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and for lands now or formerly of William C. & Anne D. Calloway North 74 degrees 56 minutes 49 seconds East 206.73 feet to an iron pope found; thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and for Lot #4 South 28 degrees 25 minutes 48 second West 575.02 feet home to the place of beginning said to contain 1.7351 acres more or less with improvement thereon as shown on a survey prepared by MillerLewis, Inc. dated August 31, 2000. BEING the same land conveyed unto James D. Smack by Deed of Robert W. Durham, Trustee dated September 13, 2000, of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 2521 at Page 322. Tax Parcel: 4-32-6.0050.00 Property Address: Lot 3, North Side Route 494, a/k/a 4987 Old Sharptown 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 perSee LEGALS—page 34


PAGE 34 LEGALS - from Page 33 centum 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 JAMES D. SMACK and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of an Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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: TRACT NO. ONE: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, parcel of land known and being a portion of Lot No. 708, Cypress Drive, on a plot of Northridge Development, lying and being in the City of Seaford, Sussex County, State of Delaware and being more fully described to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete marker set 157.69 feet South 85° 08' West of a concrete marker set at the right-of-way line of said Cypress Drive denoting the Northeast corner of said Lot No. 708; said marker lying South 04° 52' East 108.25 feet from the Southerly curve marker at the intersection of Lilac Lane and Cypress Drive; thence continuing along course South 85° 51' West 12.53 feet to a concrete marker; thence South 04° 51' East 56.55 feet to a concrete marker; thence North 07° 32' 02" West 57.72 feet back to the place of beginning, and said to contain 354 square feet of land, be the same more or less. TRACT NO. TWO: ALL THAT CERTAIN PIECE, parcel or tract of land lying and being in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, Seaford, Delaware, bounded and described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pipe marker at the Northeast corner of lands now or formerly of David P. Smith on Lilac Lane at the corner of Lantana Avenue, Woodside Manor; thence North 81° 15' East 143.8 feet to the beginning of an arc of 40.96 feet at the intersection of Lilac Lane with Cypress Drive; thence from the end of said arc South 04° 52' East 108.25 feet along Cypress Drive to a concrete marker; thence South 85° 08' West 170.22 feet to the old boundary line

MORNING STAR of David P. Smith's original Lot; thence North 04° 51' 15" West 123.45 feet to the place of beginning, and said to contain 21,837 square feet of land, more or less, and being known as Lot No. 710, as recorded on a Plot of Northridge. TRACT NO. THREE: ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, and the State of Delaware, and being now known as LOT NO. 16, according to a revised Plot of WOODSIDE MANOR, made by Thomas Pepper, Registered Surveyor, which Plot is now of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, at Georgetown, Delaware, in Plot Book Volume 2, Page 57, and more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete marker on the South Side of Lilac Lane 1,930.90 feet in a general Northerly direction from the center line of Stein Highway; more particularly 261-3/4 feet from a point along South Lilac Lane to intersection of said right-of-way line and East Ivy Drive; thence 1399.50 feet to a point of intersection of said right-of-way line and East right-of-way of Ivy Drive; thence 269.65 feet along East right-of-way line of Ivy Drive to center line of Stein Highway; thence from said point of beginning South 10° East 152.8 feet; thence South 62 ° 40' East 70 feet; thence North 063/4 ° West 180 feet to a point on the South side of Lilac Lane; thence by and with the South side of Lilac Lane South 79-1/4° West 75 feet home to the place of beginning. BEING the same land and premises that Steven Smith, executor of the Estate of David P. Smith, II. and Steven W. Smith, Cynthia M. Smith, Martin A. Smith, David P. Smith, III and Timothy E. Smith, by deed dated September 14, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware in Deed Book 2424 Page 139, did grant and convey unto Terry Alvarado and Marie Modaber-Alvarado, his wife, in fee. Marie Modaber-Alvarado departed this life on April 11, 2004, vesting the property in Terry Alvarado, in fee. Tax Parcel: 5-31-10.1888.00 & 104.11 Property Address: 301 Lilac Lane, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sus-

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sex 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 TERRY ALVARADO and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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, lying and being situate in the Town of Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, more particularly described as follows, to wit: COMMENCING at a stake on the South side of E. Sixth Street; thence South 45 degrees 05 minutes East a distance of 65 feet to a point, thence South 44 degrees 25 minutes West a distance of 200 feet to a stake, thence North 45 degrees 05 minutes West a distance of 65 feet to a stake, thence North 44 degrees 25 minutes East a distance of 200

feet to the place of beginning, together with the improvements thereon, be the contents what they may. Being the same lands and premises which Jeanette D. McCrea did grant and convey unto Michael Lee Farrelly and Ruth Ann Farrelly by deed dated June 4, 1999 and recorded on June 7, 1999 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 02393 Page 263. Tax Parcel: 3-32-1.1185.00 Property Address: 406 East 6th 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 MICHAEL LEE & RUTH ANN FARRELLY and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, and being Lot 7, being 1.1748 acres more or less as shown on a survey prepared by Miller-Lewis, Inc. dated September 3, 2004, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron rod (found) lying on the Easterly right-of-way line of Danny Drive (50' right-ofway) North 09 degrees 12 minutes 52 seconds East 151.34 feet to an iron pipe found) marking the beginning of a curve; said curve having a radius of 50.00 feet, a delta of 142 degrees 30 minutes 03 seconds, a length of 124.36 feet, a chord of 94.69 feet with a bearing of North 06 degrees 06 minutes 50 seconds West to an iron rod (found); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and for Lot 26 North 09 degrees 12 minutes 52 seconds East 13.23 feet to an iron pipe (found); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and for lands now or formerly of R. Thomas, Sr. & Carole D. Vincent South 72 degrees 54 minutes 15 seconds East 236.16 feet to an iron rod (found); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this land and for lands now or formerly of Daniel Nero & Donna Rose South 09 degrees 12 minutes 22 seconds West 246.28 feet to an iron rod (found); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line of this lot and for Lot 8 North 74 degrees 33 minutes 59 seconds West 210.17 feet home to the place of beginning said to contain 1.1748 acres of land more or less as shown on a survey prepared by

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Miller-Lewis, Inc. dated September 3, 2004. BEING the same land conveyed unto Arthur C. Lex, III and Loretta L. Butler by deed of David A. Milligan and Gloria J. Milligan, his wife, dated October 1, 2004, of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 3044 at Page 156. Being the same lands and premises which David A. Milligan and Gloria J. Milligan did grant and convey unto Loretta L. Butler and Arthur C. Lex, III by deed dated October 1, 2004 and recorded on October 7, 2004 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3044 Page 156. Tax Parcel: 5-32-7.0026.27 Property Address: 35257 Danny Drive, 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 LORETTA L. & ARTHUR C. LEX, III and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc See LEGALS—page 35


MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 34

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 more particularly described as follows, to wit: Beginning at a concrete monument (found) on the northeasterly right-of-way line of Road No. 516 at a corner for these lands and land of Aretha D. Brown; thence with the northwesterly right-of-way line of Road No. 516 the following two (2) courses and distances; South 48 degrees fifteen minutes West, 98.47 feet to a concrete monument (found); thence with a curve to the left an arc distance of 280.35 feet (said arc having a chord of South 47 degrees 45 minutes West, 280.30 feet), to a concrete monument (found) on the Northwesterly rightof-way North 52 degrees 04 minutes West, 15.99 feet to a concrete monument (found) on the Southeasterly right-of-way line of Road No. 525; thence with the Southeasterly right-of-way line of Road No. 525 with a curve to the left an arc distance of 407.60 feet (said arc having a chord of North 27 degrees 55 minutes East, 407.00 feet) to a concrete monument (found) on the Southeasterly right-ofway line of Road No. 525 located at a corner for these lands and lands of Arletha D. Brown; thence with said Brown lands South 41 degrees 45 minutes East, 154.70 feet to a concrete monument (found) on the Northwesterly right-of-way line of Road No. 516 located at the point and place of beginning, containing 30.960 square feet of land be the same more or less as shown on a survey prepared by Thomas A. Temple, Jr. DEL. P.L.S. No. 242 and December 28, 2000. For informational purposes only: The APN Assessor as 2-31 13.0024.02; source of title Document No. 43873 (Recorded 01/23/01). Being the same lands and premises which The Bank of New York, as

Trustee of Ameresco Residential Securities Corporation Mortgage Loan Trust 1997-3 Under Pooling and Servicing Agreement dated as of September 1, 1997, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of new York, c/o Option One Mortgage Corporation did grant and convey unto Michael L. Hotten by deed dated January 16, 2001 and recorded on January 23, 2001 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2559 Page 067. Tax Parcel: 2-31-13.0024.02 Property Address: 24344 Concord Pond 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 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 MICHAEL L. HOTTEN and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter

• JANUARY 3 - 9, 2008

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 Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, being known and designated as Lot 2, Country Grove Subdivision, as shown on a Plot of Country Grove Subdivision prepared by Vista Design Surveys, Inc., dated August 25, 2005, and filed for record June 15, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, at Georgetown, Delaware in Plot Book 105 at Page 249, be the contents what they may. Being the same lands and premises which Maryland Shore Homes at Country Grove, LLC did grant and convey unto John T. Wheatley and Jennifer E. Wheatley by deed dated September 15, 2006 and recorded on September 19, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03362 Page 129. Tax Parcel: 5-32-6.00120.00 Property Address: 10578 Country Grove Circle, Delmar 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 JOHN T. & JENNIFER E. WHEATLEY and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, being known as LOT NO. 23 of "NANTICOKE ACRES", and being more particularly described as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at an iron pipe set on the Southerly right of way line of Cedar Lane (40 foot right of way) and the Easterly right of way line of Pine Road (40 foot right of way); thence with the Southerly right of way line of Cedar Lane (40 foot right of way) North 81 degrees 06 minutes 00 seconds East 167.50 feet to an iron pipe set at a corner for this lot and Lot No. 22; thence turning and running with Lot No. 22 and Lot No. 56 South 15 degrees 06 minutes 00 seconds West 217.00 feet to an iron pipe set at a corner for this lot, Lot No. 52 and in line of Lot No. 56; thence turning and running with Lot No. 52 North 72 degrees 35 minutes 00 seconds West 140.00 feet to an iron pipe found at a corner for this lot, Lot No. 52 and in line of the Easterly right of way line of Pine Road (40 foot right of way); thence with the Easterly right of way line of Pine Road North 10 degrees 02 minutes 00 seconds East 143.76 feet to the point and place of beginning and said to contain 26,613 square feet of land, be the same more or less, together with improvements, prepared by Miller-Lewis, Inc., dated August 15, 2005. Being the same lands and premises which James D. McGee and Dianne L. McGee did grant and convey unto Ronald A. Jarrell by deed dated August 26, 2005 and recorded on Au-

PAGE 35 gust 30, 2005 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03192 Page 162. Tax Parcel: 1-32-2.0078.00 Property Address: 9630 Cedar Lane, 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 RONALD A. JARRELL and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of An Alias writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, designated as

Lot Ten N (10N) on a plot of lands of Thomas Eugene Womack, prepared by Miller-Lewis, Inc. filed for record in Plot Book 52, Page 119 as reference thereto will more fully and at large appear. The property is located in the vicinity of land used primarily for agricultural purposes on which normal agricultural uses and activities have been afforded the highest priority use statute. It can be anticipated that such agricultural uses and activities may now or in the future involve noise, dust, manure and other odors, the use of agricultural chemicals and nighttime farm operation. The use and enjoyment of this property is expressly conditional on acceptance of any annoyance or convenience which may result from such normal agricultural uses and activities. Being the same land and premises which Thomas Eugene Womach and Buttonwood Corporation did grant and convey unto Millard L. Bouchard and Jennifer G. Bouchard by deed dated May 3, 1996 and recorded May 6, 1996 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2122 Page 134. Tax Parcel: 2-32-20.0036.05 Property Address: 18257 Phillips Hill 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 See LEGALS—page 36


PAGE 36 LEGALS - from Page 35 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 MILLARD L. & JENNIFER G. BOUCHARD and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 on the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, being known and designated as Part of Lots #7 and #8 in "John N. Wright's Second Addition To Seaford", as follows, to wit: Beginning at a pipe located on the Southerly right-of-way line of Stein Highway (DuPont Road) at a corner for Lot #9 of Lucie G. Ellis, said pipe also being located 200.7 feet from the center line of Arch Street: THENCE (1) with the line of Lot #9, S 20 deg. 21' 00" E, 81.60 feet to a pipe located on the Northerly side of a 20 foot alley at a corner for Lot #9 THENCE (2) with the Northerly side of said alley, S 69 deg. 35' OO"W, 54.30 feet to a pipe located at a new corner for lands of Connie W. Bennett THENCE (3) with the new line of said Bennett the following two courses and distances: (1) N 13 deg. 03' OO"W, 31.43 feet to a pipe; and (2) N 22 deg. 06' 00" W, 61.90 feet to a pipe located on the Southerly right-ofway line of said Stein Highway at a corner for lands of said Bennett THENCE (4) with the Southerly right-of-way line of said Stein Highway N 81 deg. 58' 00" E, 53.33 feet to the point and place of Beginning, containing 4,498 square feet of land, more or less, as will fully and at large appear upon refer-

MORNING STAR ence to Parcel C filed for record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Georgetown, Delaware, in Plot Book 34, Page 52. Being the same lands and premises which Marcia B. Murray did grant and convey unto Dorothy T. Bell by deed dated February 28 ,2007 and recorded on March 31, 2007 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03428 Page 00099. Tax Parcel: 4-31-1.0011.00 Property Address: 315 East Stein Highway, 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 DOROTHY BELL and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County

• JANUARY 3 - 9, 2008

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 situated, lying and being in the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, and the State of Delaware, fronting 87.82 2/3 feet on the North side of Oak Street, and running back a distance of 120 feet, and being all of Lot 54 and a portion of Lot No. 53, bounded on the West by lands of Howard N. Hinkson and the East by Lot No. 55, according to a plot of William A. Parsons Addition to Seaford, known as "Parsons Village" which plot is of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Plot Book 2, Page 55, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a pipe (fd) lying on the Northerly right-of-way line of Oak Street, said pipe (fd) being a common boundary line for this lot and for Lot 55; thence by and with aforesaid right-of-way South 79 degrees 50 minutes 00 seconds West 87.84 feet to a pipe n(fd); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and for part of Lot 53 North 10 degrees 00 minutes 10 seconds West 119.82 feet to a pipe (fd); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and for lands now or formerly of Grace Baptist Church of Seaford North 79 degrees 35minutes 34 seconds East 88.03 feet to a pipe (fd); thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and for Lot no. 55 South 09 degrees 54 minutes 40 seconds East 120.19 feet home to the place of beginning said to contain 10,552 square feet of land more or less with improvements thereon as shown on a survey prepared by Thomas A. Temple, Jr. dated April 18, 2005. Being the same lands and premises which Thomas A. Temple, Jr. and Jane T. Chaffinch, CoTrustee under Irrevocable Trust Agreement of Catherine F. Temple, dated 11/1/94 did grant and convey unto John J. Ellerbusch, Jr by deed dated April 27, 2005 and recorded on April 28, 2005 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03134 Page 230. Tax Parcel: 5-31-10.17-

18.00 Property Address: 808 Oak 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 JOHN J. ELLERBUSH, JR. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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, Delaware, being known as Parcel #1, being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron stob located in the westerly corner of this lot and the

right-of-way line of County Road 540, thence turning and running along the lands of Hab Nab Trucking, Inc., North 63 degrees 35 minutes 15 seconds West a distance of 328.30 feet to an iron stob; thence turning and running along the lands of Michael J. Hubbard and Jana E. Hubbard North 15 degrees 37 minutes 55 seconds East a distance of 134.39 feet to an iron stob; thence turning and running along the lands of Michael J. Hubbard and Jana E. Hubbard South 75 degrees 30 minutes 05 seconds East 303.54 feet to an iron stob, said iron stob located in the right of way line of County Road 540; thence turning and running by and with the westerly right of way line of County Road 540 with a curve bearing to the right and having an arc distance of 201.45 feet, a chord bearing of South 10 degrees 05 minutes 45 seconds West and a chord distance of 200.86 feet to the point and place of beginning, said to contain 1.218 acres of land, more or less as shown on a survey by Thomas A. Temple, Jr. dated December 1, 1993. Being the same lands and premises which Angela L. Allen did grant and convey unto John W. Allen by deed dated July 7, 2005 and recorded on July 13, 2005 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03170 Page 074. Tax Parcel: 5-31-17.007.08 Property Address: 3182 Bowman 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 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 JOHN W. ALLEN and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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: BEGINNING at a concrete monument in the Northeasterly right of way line of Road No. 557 from the centerline of Road No. 554 marking a common corner for this tract and lands now or formerly of Raymond H. Tozer, thence, by and with lands now or formerly of Tozer, the following three courses and distances, (1) North 33 degrees 46 minutes East, 329.45 feet to a pipe; thence, (2) North 55 degrees 46 minutes West, 586.87 feet to an iron stob located in the centerline of a ditch; and thence (3) North 7 degrees 51 minutes East, 186.50 feet to an iron stob in the centerline of a ditch; thence turning and running by and with lands now or formerly of John W. Lare the following two courses and distances, (1) South 55 degrees 48 minutes East, 1410.90 feet to a concrete monument; and thence (2) South 20 degrees 16 minutes West 512.98 feet to a concrete monument in the Northwesterly right of way line of Road No. 557 marking a common corner for this tract and lands now or formerly of John W. Luze; thence turning and running by and with the Northeasterly right of way line of Road No. 557, North 55 degrees 44 minutes West, 862.30 feet to the point and place of BEGINNING. Being the same lands and premises which Brenda June-Adams n/k/a Brenda See LEGALS—page 37


MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 36 Russ did grant and convey unto Brenda Russ and Nathaniel Russ by deed dated October 7, 2005 and recorded on November 17, 2005 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 03232 Page 258. Tax Parcel: 5-31-5.0040.01 Property Address: 4159 Briar Hook 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 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 NATHANIEL & BRENDA RUSS and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 tract, piece or parcel of land situated, lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, on the Northerly side of Route No. 24 (60' right-ofway), as shown on a Plot of Subdivision of Lands of Larry H. Hitchens and OK Sun Hitchens prepared by Simpler Surveying & Associate dated February 3, 1999, and of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Plot Book.64 at Page 268 and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a 14" pipe found on the Northerly right-of-way line of Route No. 24 (60’ right-of-way) said pipe found being 1,543 feet to Road No. 497; thence continuing on by and with the Northerly rightof-way line of Route No. 24 South 69 degrees 24 minutes 51 seconds West 193.28 feet to a 5/8" rebar set; thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this parcel and a 55,688 square foot parcel North 20 degrees 35 minutes 09 seconds West 279.27 feet to a 5/8" re-bar set; thence turning and running by and with a common boundary for this parcel and lands now or formerly of James L. Hastings North 76 degrees 44 minutes 40 seconds East 153.93 feet to a pipe found; thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this parcel and lying in the center of a ditch South 29 degrees 28 minutes 30 seconds East 262.79 feet home to the place of beginning said to contain 46,411 square feet of land with improvements thereon. Being the same lands and premises which Arthur H. Murphy did grant and convey unto Walter B. Elliott and Karen L. Elliott by deed dated August 24, 2001 and recorded on August 30, 2001 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2625 Page 073. Tax Parcel: 4-32-11.0046.00 Property Address: 6745 Sharptown 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

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Check or Cashier's Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 WALTER B. & KAREN L. ELLIOTT and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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 and parcel of land situate, lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, located on the westerly side of Route 463 and designated as Lot 4 upon a plat of Lands of Norris L. Niblett, and being more particularly described as follows to wit: BEGINNING at a pipe in the westerly right-of-way line of County Road 497 at 50 feet wide, which pipe is 2490.20 feet, northerly along said County Road 463 from County Road No. 45 and marks a corner for these lands and for Lot 5; thence from this point of beginning by and with said Lot No. 5, North 85 degrees 47 minutes 25 seconds West 917.04 feet to a pipe in line of lands now or formerly of Delaware Wild Lands, Inc.; thence turning and running

by and with said Delaware Wild Lands, Inc. North 05 degrees 19 minutes 21 seconds East 238.00 feet to a pipe, a corner for these lands and for Lot No. 3; thence turning and running by and with said Lot 3, South 85 degrees 47 minutes 26 seconds East 916.77 feet to a pipe in the westerly right-of-way line of County Road No. 463; thence turning and running by and with the westerly right-of-way of County Road No. 463, South 05 degrees 16 minutes 30 seconds West 238.00 feet to a pipe at the point and place of beginning, containing 5.01 acres of land, be the same more or less, together with all improvements thereon, as surveyed by Gene R. Littleton &Associates, Register Land Surveyors, February 1992. Being the same lands and premises which Virgil J. Wilson did grant and convey unto Virgil J. Wilson and Mary E. Wilson by deed dated March 13, 2000 and recorded March 14, 2000 Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware in Deed Book 2467, Page 330. Tax Parcel: 3-32-9.001.02 Property Address: 34306 Hitch Pond 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 per-

PAGE 37 centum 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 VIRGIL J. & MARY E. WILSON and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc

SHERIFF SALE By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 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: Beginning at a concrete monument located at the edge of a 5 foot sidewalk which is 5 feet from the face of the curb on the southerly side of Rosetree Lane (said face of the curb being located 15 feet from the center line thereof) at a corner for Lot 201, said concrete monument also being located 171.75 feet from the right of way line of Magnolia Drive; thence with the line of Lot 201, South 00 degrees 14 minutes 27 seconds East 136.37feet to a concrete monument located in the line of Lot 230 at a corner for lot 201; thence with the line of Lots No. 230 and 229 and with overhead electric lines, North 76 degrees 23 minutes 01 seconds West 116.54 feet to a concrete monument located near a utility pole in the line of Lot 229 at a corner for Lot 203; thence with the line of Lot 203, North 14 degrees 45 minutes 00 seconds East 120.90 feet to a concrete monument located at the edge of said sidewalk on the southerly side of Rosetree Lane; thence with the edge of said sidewalk, on a curve to the left, said curve having an arc distance of 82.50 feet on a chord bearing South 84 degrees 26 minutes 00 seconds East 82.30 feet to the point and place of beginning, containing 12,524 square feet of land, more or less, as will more fully and at large appear upon reference to a survey prepared by Thomas A. Temple, Jr., dated July 27, 1985, and incorporated herein. Being the same lands and premises which Dale G. Odenwelder and Carol A. Odenwelder did grant and convey unto Ernest E. Doney and Shirley A.

Doney by deed dated August 13, 1985 and recorded on August 13, 1985 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 1358 Page 127. Tax Parcel: 5-31-10.1813.00 Property Address: 724 Rosetree Lane, 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 February 4, 2008. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on February 8, 2008 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 ERNEST R. & SHIRLEY A. DONEY and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 1/3/2tc ANNUAL MEETING of HOLLY BRANCH TAX DITCH on Jan. 12, 2008, at 1:30 p.m., home of Roland Hill.

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Obituaries Continued from page 23

may be made to the Nanticoke Senior Center, 310 Virginia Ave, Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements by the Cranston FuneralHome, Seaford.

Gene C. Thawley, 51

Gene C. Thawley, of Seaford, died on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007 at home. Mr. Thawley was the son of John and Amy O’Bier Thawley. He was a life long resident of Seaford. He graduated from Seaford High School in 1974. Gene was employed at Allen Petroleum Company in Seaford for 22 years. He then worked as a transport driver for Samuel Coraluzzo Company of Vineland, NJ for 7 years. Gene was a member of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church and was a member of the Nanticoke Sportsman Club and the NRA. He was an avid deer hunter and loved the outdoors. He was a devoted husband and father. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Virginia Tull Thawley, a daughter, Tanya Thawley,two brothers, Stuart Thawley of Crofton, MD and Jan Thawley and his wife Christie of Media, PA and his nephews, Christopher and Luke. Funeral Services will be on Friday, January 4th at 1 PM at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, 22625 Atlanta Rd, Seaford. Friends may call at the church on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 and on Friday from 12 to 1. Contributions may be made to the Atlanta Road Alliance Church in support of missions, 22625 Atlanta Rd, Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

family very, very much and loved to spend time with his children and do the “crooked leg.” Mr. Hall is survived by his wife, Josephine Dickson Hall; his mother, Magdalene Hall; his mother-in-law, Blanche Hughes; two sons, Billy Hall Jr. and his friend, Thao Giang of Bish-

opville, Md. and Phillip Hall and his wife, Angie of Selbyville; two daughters, Teresa Blake of Bishopville and Hillary Blake and friend, Kevin Harmon of Frankford; three brothers, John Hall Jr and his wife, Cathy of Frankford, Michael Hall and wife, Toni of Bridgeville, and Paris Hall of Dagsboro; three sisters, Georgeanna Purnell and her husband, James of Frankford, Tyanna Collick and her husband, Webster of Frankford, and Tammy Parker and her hus-

Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the Calvary Pentecostal Church in Bishopville. Interment followed at Zoar Golden Acres United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bishopville. Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 102 Gilpin Ave., Ste. 202, Wilmington, DE 19806-3280. Letters of condolence may be e-mailed to watsonfh.com or delmarvaobits.com. Arrangements are by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.

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band, Gregory of Newark; two grandchildren, Kevon Harmon and Mia Hall; two uncles, John Dyers of Bishop, Md. and Monroe McCall and his wife, Peggy of Berlin, Md.; three aunts, Isabelle Jackson of Philadelphia, Pa., Mildred Owens of Frankford and Gail McCall of Millsboro; his best friends, John and Denise Showell, Louise and Jackie Hall, Gilbert Houston, Lawyer Hicks; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held on

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Seaford Star Sports Seaford/Laurel Star sports year in review for 2007 January- Davis nets 400th winSeaford Christian girls’ basketball coach Chester Davis earned his 400th career win when his team topped Open Bible Christian, 32-8, on Monday, Jan. 8. Davis also coached at Seaford, Laurel, and Epworth Christian. Bulldogs beat the Ravens- The Laurel varsity girls’ basketball team beat Sussex Tech, 53-44, for their first win over the Ravens in several years. Wildcat win- The Delmar wrestling team also picked up a rare win over Sussex Tech with a 36-32 victory on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Whidbee scores 1,000th pointWoodbridge’s Vashad Whidbee became the fifth member of the boys’ team to score 1,000 points in his career on Friday, Jan. 19. Tech beats Woodbridge- The Sussex Tech boys’ basketball team defeated Woodbridge, 64-61, in a battle of Henlopen Conference powers on Jan. 26. February- New baseball coach- Sussex Tech named former Seaford coach Tom Pegelow as the school’s new varsity baseball coach. Lady Bulldogs move ahead in SouthThe Laurel varsity girls’ basketball team defeated Seaford, 51-47, to take the lead in the Henlopen South. Henlopen champs- The Seaford boys’ swim team, which went undefeated in Henlopen Conference meets, won the Henlopen Conference TITLE as Andrew Halter was named the Henlopen Conference Outstanding Boys’ Swimmer and Jackie Morris received Boys’ Coach of the Year honors. First place- Seaford’s Page Johnson (pole vault) and Derek Page (high jump), Sussex Tech’s Brandon Krauss (pole vault), and the Woodbridge 4X400 relay team of Daniel Daisey, Derek Nennstiehl,

Woodbridge’s Vashad Whidbee netted his 1,000th career point last January. Whidbee, now a senior, was recently joined in the 1,000 point club by teammate K’yan Andrews. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford Christian girls’ basketball coach Chester Davis, a former coach at Seaford, picked up his 400th career win at the beginning of 2007. Photo by Mike McClure

Aaron Morris, and Reuss Idler placed first in the inaugural Henlopen Conference indoor track and field meet on Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Snow Hill. Six place in top five- Western Sussex wrestlers Darren Collins (Delmar), Alex Thomas (Sussex Tech), Jamar Beckett (Sussex Tech), Chris Rickards (Sussex Tech), Justin Thomas (Delmar), and Mike Wright (Seaford) each placed in the top five in their weight class in the state wrestling tournament. Seaford mourns loss of DowdSeaford sports fans mourned the loss of former Seaford High head football coach Bob Dowd who passed away on February 26 . May- Hall of Fame- Seaford High grad Lovett Purnell was inducted into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony on May 15. Track champs- Seaford’s Derek Page, Keosha Gibbs, and Alyssa Casey; Woodbridge’s Heather Solomon; and Sussex Tech’s Brandon Krauss placed first in the Henlopen Conference track and field meet. Brothers win- Seaford’s second doubles team of Michele and Tony Fascelli placed first in the Henlopen Conference tennis championships on Saturday, May 12. Golf title- The Sussex Tech varsity golf team won the Henlopen Conference championship meet with the Ravens’ Clayton Bunting placing first. Continued on page 42

Seaford’s Mavenson Saincy had three three-point baskets in the game against the Bucs. Saincy hit this three-pointer to open the fourth quarter and tie the game at 5454. Photo by Gene Bleile

Blue Jay boys rally from half-time deficit, defeat Milford Bucs, 72-69 By Gene Bleile Santa made an unexpected Christmas present delivery on Friday, Dec. 21 at the Seaford High gym, when the Blue Jays boys’ basketball team, who were down by 11 points at half-time and couldn’t get any major offensive threat going, took control in the third and fourth quarters to outscore Milford 41-27 and win the game 72-69 at the final buzzer. “We practiced flat the day before, we came out flat and played flat in the first half,” head coach Sean Knowles said in a post game interview. “We knew going in that the Bucs’ Marcus Jones would be hard to stop (30 points with six threepoint baskets), but we needed to play good defense and stop the other players to have a chance to win.” The Jays’ troubles started quickly in the first quarter with numerous turnovers and Milford’s 2-1-2 zone defense that kept Seaford shooting from just inside the

three-point circle. Those problems coupled with fast break baskets by Milford, missed offensive rebounds by Seaford and the hot shooting of the Bucs’ Marcus Jones gave Milford a 21-11 lead heading into the second quarter. Things went from bad to worse in the second quarter, when Milford pushed their lead to 18 points at the four minute mark, but a small spark of offense began to glow for Seaford in the last three minutes before the half, when Mavenson Saincy hit five points in a row (threepointer and a jump shot) and Terry Hood and Vincent Glover combined for five more points to close the half at 42-31. After the game, coach Knowles described the third quarter as “belonging to Josh Owens,” because he took control of the game offensively and defensively and scored 12 points to help close the gap on Milford to 54-51 starting the final quarter. The Jays finally tied the game at 54-54 Continued on page 41

Seaford’s Wilkins placed third in Parkside Invitational Seaford’s C.R. Wilkins also placed third in the Parkside Invitational which took place in Salisbury. Wilkins’ name was mistakenly left out of last week’s story which listed Seaford’s winners in the annual tournament.


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The Ravens’ Sean Hopkins passes to the post during last week’s Holiday Classic game against Wicomico. Hopkins had 11 points and six assists for Sussex Tech. Photo by Mike McClure

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By Mike McClure The Sussex Tech varsity boys’ basketball team topped Wicomico, 85-71, in the opening round of the Salisbury Lions Club Championship bracket of the Holiday Basketball Classic last Wednesday in Salisbury. Jeffone Hill scored four of his team’s eight points at the start of the first quarter for an 8-2 lead. The Indians made it 8-5 on a three-pointer by Brennan Gross. Sussex Tech answered with a 15-4 run to take a 23-9 lead late in the first quarter. Sean Hopkins had five points during the run including a three-pointer and Kory Belle added four on an offensive rebound, put-back and a lay-up. Wicomico scored the last five points of the quarter, but the Ravens held a 23-14 lead. Hill had eight points, Hopkins contributed seven first quarter points, and Jacob Mitchell and Belle added four points each for Sussex Tech. Devon Gale netted six points for Wicomico. Gale scored four more points at the beginning of the second quarter to keep the Indians within nine (30-21). Sussex Tech extended its lead to 47-24 late in the first half with a 17-3 run. Belle contributed six points, two rebounds, and two assists during the Raven run and Corey Wyatt had five points and an assist. Terrel Hutchins put an exclamation point on the first half with a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Sussex Tech a 50-26 lead. Belle scored 12 first half points, Hill added 11, Mitchell scored 10 points, and Hopkins contributed nine points for the Ravens. Gale scored 14 of the Indians’ 26 first half points. Wicomico matched the narrowest margin of the third quarter (16 points) when

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Sussex Tech senior Kory Belle goes up for a shot during his team’s 85-71 win over Wicomico last Wednesday at the Wicomico Civic Center. Belle had 22 points and nine rebounds in the win. Photo by Mike McClure

Gross made a shot at the buzzer to make the score 65-49. Mitchell paced the Ravens with five points and Belle and Wyatt added four points apiece in the quarter. Gross netted seven points and Otis Waters added six points for the Indians. Continued on page 44

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Seaford girls’ basketball team is now 4-0 in the Henlopen Conference By Gene Bleile

Male Co-Athlete of the Week- Josh Owens- Seaford

Male Co-Athlete of the Week- Spencer Noel- Seaford

Seaford’s Josh Owens led the way with 20 points in the Blue Jays’ come from behind win over Milford on Friday, Dec. 21. Seaford trailed by 11 before rallying for the win over their Henlopen South foes.

Seaford’s Spencer Noel broke his own school record in the 100 breast stroke last Friday. Noel also placed second in the 200 free and was on the winning 200 free relay team in the Jays’ win over Sussex Central.

Honorable mention- Jeanmarie Ferber- Seaford; Olivia Bradham- Seaford; Paige Venables- Seaford; Alexis Carey- Seaford; Alex Smith- Seaford; De’Andria FarlowSeaford; Ambre’ Burbage- Seaford; Jenna Schrock- Woodbridge; Andrew HalterSeaford; Tim Halter- Seaford; Drew Venables- Seaford; Lee Mayer- Seaford; Daniel DeMott- Seaford; Vincent Glover- Seaford; Vashad Whidbee- Woodbridge; K’yan Andrews- Woodbridge; Kory Belle- Sussex Tech; Jacob Mitchell- Sussex Tech; Jeffone Hill- Sussex Tech

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SEAFORD 629-6003 LAUREL 875-4477 Seaford boys’ hoops continued with their opening basket in the fourth quarter on the third three-point basket of the game by Mavenson Saincy, but Milford surged ahead with back-to-back threepoint baskets to go ahead 60-54. The Jays’ Tyree Davis (three point basket) and Vincent Glover (lay-up and one foul shot) tied the game again at 60, but the Bucs weren’t done yet. With less than three minutes left in the game, the Bucs were leading when Vincent Glover pulled up just inside the foul line and hit a two point jump shot to give the Jays their first lead at 68-67. On the next exchange, Daniel Dorvilier added two more points to cushion the lead to 70-67, but Milford closed again to 70-69. With less than a minute to play,

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Seaford’s Josh Owens blocked a shot near the Bucs’ basket and on the ensuing fast break; Mavenson Saincy was intentionally fouled by Milford. Saincy sank both free throws to ice the game at 72-69. Milford’s Marcus Jones led all scorers with a game high 30 points. The Jays’ Josh Owens hit for 22 points, while teammates Vincent Glover (14), Mavenson Saincy (11), Julius Mullen (eight), Tyree Davis (six) and Daniel Dorvilier (six) lead the comeback in the second half. “This was a great comeback win for us, we chipped away in the second half and finished well,” Knowles emphasized. “The crowd got into the game and helped push us into high gear. Milford was undefeated coming into this game, this was big for us.” Seaford is now 2-2 overall and 21 in conference play.

Head coach Chandra Phillips and her Lady Jays were hitting on all cylinders going into the holiday break with a 4-0 conference record and a 6-1 record overall, with the only loss this season to A.I. DuPont. On Friday, Dec. 21 the Lady Jays knocked off the undefeated Lady Bucs, who were coming off a big 20 point win over Laurel the previous week. “It was a great win on the Bucs home court,” Phillips said after the game, when the team returned to Seaford after their road win. “We had to dig ourselves out of a big hole, because Milford full court pressed us and we were down 10-0 to start the game. Our offense was also flat,” she emphasized. “We fought back, beat the press and turned up the intensity in the second and third quarters, we had to regain our focus.” The second quarter saw the Lady Jays pile on the offense, by out scoring the Bucs 18-4. Ambre’ Burbage hit for eight points and De’Andria Farlow added six more to help take a 27-16 lead into the locker room at half-time. Milford battled back in the third quarter and things took a turn for the worst, when the Jays' Anitra Hughes got her fourth foul and had to sit on the bench midway through the quarter. The Lady Bucs had started a comeback and were only down by eight near the three minute mark, but the Jays held the lead to start the fourth quarter. Coach Phillips started the final quarter by taking advantage of the clock and switched to a spread offense that forced the Bucs to come out of their zone defense to chase the ball. “We had the lead and we needed to run time off the clock,” she said. “I told my guards to spread it out and then drive for the basket, when the defense came after the ball.” The new offense strategy worked and

Referee Alan O’Neal calls a charging foul against Seaford’s Anitra Hughes. Hughes tallied 11 points in her team’s win over Delmar and also had 11 against Milford. Photo by Gene Bleile

the Jays outscored the Bucs 12-8 for the 53-41 win. Farlow led the Lady Jays with 18 points, Burbage added 14 of her own, while Anitra Hughes hit for 11 points. Alyssa Casey had a big night with five points and Samantha Savage added four crucial points on offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter to help preserve the win.

Seaford Star varsity sports schedules for January 3-8 Thursday, Jan. 3- boys’ basketball- Seaford at Lake Forest, Sussex Tech home vs. Sussex Central, Woodbridge at Milford; swimming- Seaford at Caesar Rodney Friday, Jan. 4- girls’ basketball- Woodbridge home vs. Milford, Seaford home vs. Lake Forest, Sussex Tech at Sussex Central, Seaford Christian at Washington Bible Tournament; boys’ basketball- Seaford Christian at Washington Bible Tournament Saturday, Jan. 5- boys’ basketball- Laurel at Seaford, Seaford Christian at Washington Bible Tournament; girls’ basketball- Seaford Christian at Washington Bible Tournament; winter track- Seaford at UMES, Woodbridge at Tower Hill Tuesday, Jan. 8- boys’ basketball- Seaford Christian home vs. Odenton Christian, Seaford at Sussex Central, Sussex Tech at Caesar Rodney, Woodbridge home vs. Lake Forest; girls’ basketball- Seaford Christian home vs. Odenton Christian, Seaford home vs. Sussex Central, Woodbridge at Lake Forest, Sussex Tech home vs. Caesar Rodney

Julius Mullen hits the first basket of the third quarter in heavy traffic. Mullen had eight points in the game and played strong defense in the 72-69 comeback win over Milford. Photo by Gene Bleile


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BETWEEN THE LINES By Gene Bleile, Seaford Sports reb60315@yahoo.com

This young athlete raced in a world of darkness with courage, determination

Seaford high jumper Derek Page placed first in the Henlopen Conference meet last spring. Page also excelled in the conference’s indoor meet. Photo by Mike McClure

Year in review continued Rally time- The Sussex Tech varsity softball team rallied to edge Cape Henlopen, 4-3, in the state quarterfinals on Saturday, May 26. June- State champions- The Sussex Tech softball team won its first ever state title with wins over Sussex Central and Caravel. The Ravens beat perennial powerhouse Caravel, 6-0, in the championship game on Saturday, June 2 at the Sports at the Beach complex. Player of the year- Seaford’s Derrik Gibson was named the 2006-07 Gatorade Player of the Year for the State of Delaware following the conclusion of the high school baseball season. All-American- Woodbridge graduate Jason Rust was named a Division II AllAmerican following his senior season at Wilmington College in which he hit .360 with 21 home runs and 62 RBIs. Blue-Gold- Local grads Alan Preston (Delmar), Darren Collins (Delmar), Donald Poole (Delmar), Mike Wright (Seaford), Jordan Wescott (Woodbridge), Jeremy Bagwell (Laurel), and Antwon Trimball played in the annual Blue-Gold football game at the University of Delaware on Saturday, June 23. Minor League- The Nanticoke Minor League all-star baseball team topped Lewes to force a final championship game before falling, 6-4, on Thursday, July 5. Seaford-Laurel- The Seaford Senior League baseball team rallied to beat Laurel twice to win the District III title. World Series- The Laurel Senior Softball team became the third Laurel team to reach the Little League World Series in the four years Sussex County has hosted the tournament with a 6-1 victory over Cape on Friday, July 20. August- Third place- The District III Senior League Softball champs placed third in the world with a 7-1 win over USA West on Saturday, Aug. 11. October- Rally- The Woodbridge varsity football team rallied for 29 fourth quarter points for a 35-27 win over Seaford on Friday, Oct. 12. Four goals- Seaford’s Trevor Lee, who went on to earn all-conference and all-state honors, scored four goals in his team’s 6-0 win over Woodbridge on Tuesday, Oct. 16. School records- Seaford’s Andrew Hoffman and Lindsay James each set school records in their cross country teams’ wins over Sussex Central and loss

to Dover. Rivals- The Seaford varsity field hockey team netted two second half goals to defeat rival Laurel, 2-0, on Saturday, Oct. 20. County meet- Sussex Tech’s David Ricksecker placed first, Seaford’s Lindsay James was second, and Seaford’s Andrew Hoffman was fifth in Sussex County meet on Tuesday, Oct. 23. November- Conference meet- Sussex Tech’s David Ricksecker placed first in the Henlopen Conference cross country meet on Saturday, Nov. 3 and Seaford’s Lindsay James was 10th. Ricksecker went on to finish seventh in the state meet. Field hockey fiasco- The Delmar varsity field hockey team beat Milford, 1-0, in its first state tournament game on Wednesday, Nov. 7 before falling to Sussex Tech, 2-1, in the quarterfinals on Saturday, Nov. 10. The Ravens avenged a 42 loss to the Wildcats in September, however, the use of an ineligible player caused Sussex Tech to forfeit its quarterfinal and semifinal wins. Delmar ended the season undefeated in the regular season and postseason but the team was not given an opportunity to advance to the championship game. Spring training- Laurel graduate Shawn Phillips was invited to attend spring training in Jupiter, Fla., in March. Phillips, who pitched for the Frontier League champion Windy City ThunderBolts in the summer, will get a shot at playing for one of the Marlins’ A teams with a possibility of playing in Salisbury against the Delmarva Shorebirds. Hall of Fame- Seaford grad Mike Neill, a member of the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame, was inducted into the Villanova University Hall of Fame and was recognized during half-time of the Villanova-University of Delaware football game on Saturday, Nov. 17. Laurel graduate Anton Ridley also played his final college game in his team’s home win over the Hens. Mourning Morris- Shockwaves were felt in Seaford and throughout the sports community when Seaford athletic director and cross country coach Vince Morris passed away on Monday, Nov. 26. Tar Heel- Seaford senior Derrik Gibson signed a letter of intent to attend the University of North Carolina during a press conference on Thursday, Nov. 29. The Blue Jay shortstop and pitcher will play baseball for the Tar Heels following graduation. 1,000 points- Woodbridge senior

This story starts in the late 60’s and 40 years later is inspired by a chance encounter the week before Christmas with the former athlete that is now nearly 50 years of age. Before I continue, if you really want to have a small connection with his life, close your eyes and pretend you are standing on the side of a pool ready to dive in to swim 25 yards in a relay race, using the lane lines to help guide you, with nearly 100 people yelling and screaming from pool side. For that short instant, you were without sight; Norval has been without sight since shortly after birth. The first time I met Norval Ellingsworth was in 1968, when his late parents Reginald and Fannie Ellingsworth brought him to the Jaycee Pool that was located behind the Woolworth building at the Nylon Capital Shopping Center in Seaford. I was 21 and a lifeguard who worked for Ron Keiser, pool manager and Ted Shepherd, the assistant pool manager, when Norval’s parents registered him, at age 10 for swim lessons. Ted did the majority of the lessons with Norval, but Ron and I made it a team effort to help him pass beginners that summer. “Norval was the bravest kid I ever knew,” Ron said recently in a phone interview from his home near Fenwick Island. “You can’t imagine the faith, trust and ability he had at a young age. He passed beginners that first summer, he really worked hard and was determined to do everything we asked.” From his home in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Ted Shepherd recalled his many years with Norval at the pool. “Norval was just incredible as a beginning swimmer; his lack of sight didn’t stop him at all, he had will power, desire and independence,” he said in a phone interview two days before Christmas. “When he first started racing, he would only push off the side of the pool, but when he got older, from about 14 and under to 18 and under, he would jump / dive off the side of the pool and swim in many different races. We often put him in a relay race, where a team effort would win ribbons for all swimmers.” “His ears were his eyes, he once told me, that any time he was in the water, he knew the layout of the entire pool enclosure by the direction of the music coming from the bathhouse, (east end) the noise from the pump house motors (west end) and traffic in the street outside the fence (south end). He also knew how many steps it was from the bathhouse door to the side of the pool. I can’t say enough about him; he was an outstanding young man.” Now close your eyes again and imagine climbing a 12 foot chrome ladder, K’yan Andrews, a transfer from Seaford, netted his 1,000th point in his teams’ 77-

turning 90 degrees to your right and walking on a diving board that only had hand rails for about eight feet on a board that was 15 feet long. The last few feet you take small steps until your toes find the edge of the board. Now take a leap of faith and jump, hitting the water feet first, going under about 10 feet, surface and swim to the ladder or wall. After Ted, Ron and I taught Norval to do this a couple of times; he did it numerous times on his own throughout his career at the Jaycee pool. However, the first time he got in the long line of kids waiting to climb the ladder, while on my watch from the adjacent lifeguard stand, I was nervous for him as he climbed and jumped, but he soon taught me that he was determined, brave and independent and was much safer up there on his own, than kids with sight and a care free attitude. After 40 years, on the Friday night before Christmas, I was paying our bill at Pizza King Restaurant, when I saw Norval sitting at an adjacent table. I quietly asked the hostess, “isn’t that Norval Ellingsworth,” and before she whispered “yes” he began to turn toward the sound of my voice, after hearing his name. I introduced myself, took his hand and gave him a hand shake. He smiled and instantly remembered me after all those years. We talked about the days, when we were younger and all the memories we had from the pool. He quickly asked about Keiser and Shepherd, in the same warm tone of voice, which gave me evidence of the strong, enduring bond, he formed with all of us. I wished him a Merry Christmas, shook his hand again and walked out the door with an early Christmas present, seeing the smile on his face and hearing the memories we had shared gave me renewed Joy and Peace on a cold winter’s night. Blue Jay Notebook: There were still many questions that went unanswered that night, so the next day in a phone interview, Norval told me that he had attended the Maryland School for the Blind through the eighth grade in Overly, Md., then later graduated from Seaford High School and Salisbury University, with a degree in social work. For the past 20 years, he has been employed by M&T Bank in Millsboro and works in the consumer loan department. His computer has a special software program that reads the data on the screen and speaks to him, while he does his work. Norval, when your brother Robert or another family member or friend reads this story to you, remember that Ted, Ron and I still admire your courage, determination and independence. In a world today, without many true sports heroes, you will always be at the top of our list.

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Laurel/Seaford Star sports predictions: week 18 NFL- playoffs- Washington at Seattle- Washington 24-21Seattle has an excellent home record, but the Skins are a better all around team. Jacksonville at Pittsburgh- Pittsburgh 31-27- This should be a great game. Jacksonville will have to do more than run the ball to win. High school- boys’ basketball- Laurel at Seaford- Laurel 6156 Sussex Tech at Caesar Rodney- Sussex Tech 72-62 Jesse Piquette 6-1 Girls’ basketball- Laurel at Delmar- Laurel 54-49 last week, 86-55-1 College- Men’s basketball- Salisbury University at Washing- overall ton College- Washington 73-62 Football- FedEx Orange Bowl- Virginia Tech vs. Kansas- Kansas 42-34 Allstate BCS championship- LSU vs. Ohio State- Ohio State 38-36 NFL- playoffs- Washington at Seattle- Washington 28-21Washington has talent and emotion. I think they will make it through the first round. Jacksonville at Pittsburgh- Pittsburgh 28-27- It might be too cold in Pittsburgh for Jacksonville. High school- boys’ basketball- Laurel at Seaford- Laurel 7865 Sussex Tech at Caesar Rodney- Sussex Tech 60-58 Girls’ basketball- Laurel at Delmar- Delmar 45-38 College- Men’s basketball- Salisbury University at Washing- Daniel Richardson 5-2 last week, 89ton College- Washington 67-60 52-1 overall Football- FedEx Orange Bowl- Virginia Tech vs. Kansas- Virginia Tech 30-28 Allstate BCS championship- LSU vs. Ohio State- Ohio State 28-21 NFL- playoffs- Washington at Seattle- Seattle 28-17- Washington had a nice run at the end of the season, but this game actually counts for both teams. Jacksonville at Pittsburgh- Pittsburgh 35-21 High school- boys’ basketball- Laurel at Seaford- Seaford 6560Sussex Tech at Caesar Rodney- Sussex Tech 70-62 Girls’ basketball- Laurel at Delmar- Laurel 50-42 College- Men’s basketball- Salisbury University at WashingMike McClure 5-2 ton College- Salisbury University 68-60 last week, 94-47-1 Football- FedEx Orange Bowl- Virginia Tech vs. Kansas- Vir- overall ginia Tech 31-28 Allstate BCS championship- LSU vs. Ohio State- Ohio State 35-21

Seaford/Laurel Star weekend high school scoreboard Boys’ basketball- Woodbridge 80, St. Mary’s (Md.) 58 (Friday)- The Raiders bounced back from an opening loss in the Bay Ball Classic with a loser’s bracket win. K’yan Andrews netted 29 points, Deaven Horne had 12 points, and Marc Nock added 10 for Woodbridge. Lower Merion (Pa.) 78, Woodbridge 52- K’yan Andrews scored 19 points, Vashad Whidbee had 11, and Marc Nock added seven points in the loss. St. Elizabeth 60, Seaford 54 (Friday)- Josh Owens scored 11 points in the Jays’ loss at the Quaker Classic. Seaford 68, Delcastle 59 (Saturday)- Josh Owens netted 18 points, Vincent Glover had 16 points, and Tyree Davis added 14 in Seaford’s win. Wrestling- Beckett places first in A.I. duPont Tiger Classic- Sussex Tech’s Jamar Beckett placed first in the 189 pound weight class with a 16-5 win by major decision over Sussex Central’s Joey Spicer in the Tiger Classic’s championship match. The Ravens’ Wendall Cannon (125) placed third with a 9-1 win by major decision and Alex Thomas (189) finished third with a 17-1 win by technical fall.

Laurel Pop Warner to hold annual banquet on Jan. 26 Laurel Pop Warner will hold its annual banquet on Saturday January 26 at 3 p.m. at the Laurel FIre Hall. Invitations will be mailed out to all participants. Participants and coaches will be free of charge, all other attendees will cost $10. R.S.V.P., along with payment must be received by January 16. Call Steve Gordy at 302-858-2884 with any questions. Also, anyone interested in running for a position on the 2008 Pop Warner Board should submit a letter of interest at the banquet.

Laurel Youth Sports basketball last sign-ups, tryouts are Jan. 5 The Laurel Youth Sports basketball league will hold its final sign-ups on the day of tryouts which is Saturday, Jan. 5 at the Laurel Middle School. Sign-ups for third and fourth grade boys will take place at 8:30 a.m. with tryouts from 9-10:30 a.m. Signups for third and fourth grade girls will take place at 10 a.m. with tryouts from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Signups for fifth, sixth, and seventh grade girls will be a 1 p.m. with tryouts from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sign-ups for fifth, sixth, and seventh grade boys is at 1 p.m. with tryouts from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Seventh graders may not play on the Laurel Middle School basketball team. You must be there at your time to sign up with all fees due that day.The league is also in need of team sponsors and coaches. Anyone interested should contact Jeff and Marie Gordy at 875-7298.

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Blue Jays girls’, boys’ swim teams are each undefeated in conference By Gene Bleile On Friday afternoon, Dec. 21 the Seaford Blue Jay swim teams got their first real test in conference competition, when they traveled to Ennis Pool near Georgetown to take on the Sussex Central Golden Knights before the holiday break. The Seaford boys routed Sussex Central 112-55 and the Lady Jays did even better, winning with a score of 126-44. Both teams are now 1-0 in conference, but the overall record of the boys is now 4-0, while the girls have suffered a single loss and stand at 3-1 going into the new year. Seaford pool records and individual swimmer personal best records continue to fall each week and things look like they can only get better for head coach Jackie Morris and her boys’ squad. “This early in the season the boys are swimming times, which they were swimming at the close of last season,” Morris said. “This is a very competitive team. They don’t only compete against their opponents; they compete with each other in practice. Every time they swim with 100 percent effort they are training their bodies to swim faster.” Spencer Noel broke his own breaststroke record against the Knights with a new time of 1:07.78. He also swam a personal best time of 2:03.77 in the 200 freestyle. Not to be outdone on this competitive squad, Tim Halter had two new personal bests in the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Alex Welding, (100 free), Ryan Stewart, (100 fly), Lee Mayer (100 breast stroke) and Trevor Lee, (200 IM and 100 free) also had personal best times. The girls also defeated the Knights, taking first place in all 11 events for a dominating score of 126-44. (At press time, head coach Alison Venables had

been unavailable since the meet for comment about the results or personal best record times.) Boys Meet Results: 200 Medley Relay: 1. A. Halter, D. Venables, L. Mayer, D. DeMott, 1:49.68, 2. C. Darden, P. DeMott, T. Lee, R. Stewart, 1:59.29; 200 Free: 1. Tim Halter, 2:03.11, 2. Spencer Noel, 2:03.77; 50 Free: 1. Drew Venables, 23.41, 2. Cory Darden, 24.69; 200 IM: 1. Andrew Halter, 2:10.87, 3. Trevor Lee, 2:39.13; 100 Fly: 2. Daniel DeMott, 1:05.05, 3. Philip DeMott, 1:07.61; 100 Free: 1. Lee Mayer, 54:56, 2. Trevor Lee, 58.23; 500 Free: 2. Andrew Halter, 5:32.41, 3. Tim Halter, 5:55.58; 200 Free Relay: 1. S. Noel, A. Welding, R. Stewart, T. Halter,1:38.60, 2. L. Mayer, D. DeMott, T. Lee, C. Darden, 1:45:97; 100 Back: 1. Drew Venables, 1:02.77, 3. Phillip DeMott, 1:11.44; 100 Breast: 1. Spencer Noel, 1:07.78 (new record), 2. Lee Mayer, 1:11.41; 400 Free Relay: 1. A. Halter, A. Welding, C. Darden, D. Venables, 3:43.21 Girls Meet Results: 200 Medley Relay: 1. T. Swain, A. Smith, J. Swain, A. Sypek, 2:11.92; 200 Free: 1. Jeanmarie Ferber, 2:21.61, 2. Emily Hubbard, 2:31.57; 200 IM: 1. Olivia Bradham, 2:34.62, 2. Ania Sypek, 2:45.91; 50 Free: 1. Paige Venables, 26.90, 2. Jeanmarie Ferber, 28.86, 3. Alex Smith, 29.99; 100 Fly: 1. Paige Venables, 1:12.92, 2. Jamie Swain, 1:19.68; 100 Free: 1. Olivia Bradham, 1:00.12, 2. Ania Sypek, 1:07.22, 3. Kathryn Werner, 1:12.92; 200 Free Relay: 1. P. Venables, J. Swain, J. Ferber, O. Bradham,1:53.06, 2. K. Kimpton, K. Werner, J. Wills, A. Smith, 2:07.04; 100 Back: 1. Alexis Carey, 1:17.17, 2. Emily Hubbard, 1:17.84; 100 Breast: 1. Alex Smith, 1:24.90, 4. Jenna Wills, 1:30.46; 400 Free Relay: 1. P. Venables, J. Swain, J. Ferber, O. Bradham, 4:13.62, 2. A. Sypek, T. Swain, E. Hubbard, K. Kimpton, 4:43.08

Blue Jays’ indoor track teams run in first two meets By Gene Bleile The Seaford High indoor boys and girls track teams had their first two meets of the winter season before the holiday break on Friday, Dec. 12 and Friday, Dec. 19 at Snow Hill. The boys’ team had an outstanding day, according to head coach Rob Perciful. “Eliezer Dorelus took first place in the 55 meter hurdles with a time of 8.0 seconds, making him the third fastest Seaford hurdler in Seaford indoor track and field history,” Perciful said. “Keyshawn Purnell took first place in the triple jump with a jump of 40 feet, one inch, and he also placed second in the triple jump.” Overall the boys’ team finished fourth out of 18 teams at the meet. George Blanchard added a second place in the shot put with a throw of 38’ 8”, which was a personal best throw by eight feet. Barrett Smith placed fourth in the 800 meter run, while Rob Urell placed fifth in the 800 run. In the pole vault, the Jays’ Zach Hearn took fifth place with a vault of 10 feet. Matt Lank finished sixth in the shot put and teammates Rob Urell, Andrew Hoffman, Matt Seaton and Tim Fields finished fifth in the 4 x 400 meter relay. Zach Hearn, Jarwuan Johnson, Keyshawn Purnell and Eliezer Dorelus took sixth in the in the 4 x 400 relay race. “The girls’ team saw limited action due to several team members being on a school trip, but several personal best records were set at the meet,” Perciful said. “Jennifer Hoffman ran a personal best time of 6:23 in the 1,600 meter run, while teammate Lizzie Perciful ran a personal best time of 3:15 in the 800 meter run. Newcomer Sydney Pollack ran her fasted time 800 meter time, while other runners, Haley Quillen and Courtney Torbert competed well in the hurdles events. Liz Ewing ran well in the 300 meter dash and Kelsey Hoch competed tough in the 300 meter dash and 800 meter run.” See next week’s Seaford Star for the results from the Dec. 19 meet.

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Sussex Tech boys continued In the fourth quarter, Sussex Tech upped its advantage to 20 points (73-53) as Hill scored four points, Hopkins contributed a steal and a basket, and Belle electrified the crowd with a slam dunk. Mitchell added eight points on feeds from Hopkins (two), Hill, and Wyatt to make it 83-62 with 3:23 left in the game. The Indians ended the game with a 9-2 run as Sussex Tech’s backups picked up some minutes in the 85-71 win. Mitchell (eight) and Belle (six) were the top scorers in the final quarter. Mitchell had 23 points and 13 rebounds, Belle contributed 22 points and nine rebounds, and Hill added 17 points and nine assists. Hopkins also had 11 points and six assists and Wyatt chipped in with nine points, six assists, and four steals in the Ravens’ win. Gale led the Indians with 19 points, Gross had 13 points, and Gavin Dennis added 11. Mitchell had 18 points, Hill added 14, and Belle had 11 in the Ravens’ 58-56 win over Cambridge-South Dorchester on Thursday.

Sussex Tech point guard Jeffone Hill, shown following through on a jumper, had 17 points and nine assists in his team’s win over Wicomico. He added 14 points in a victory over CambridgeSouth Dorcester. Photo by Mike McClure

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Church service, letter from soldier show true meaning of Christmas I hope you had a great Christmas, much the same way as I did. I AT URPHY must tell you a story that helped it renew its meaning to me and it The service progressed happened in a special place, my and as the children’s church. Laurel Christ United Methodist Chime choir played Slent Church was packed the Sunday beNight, my appreciation of fore Christmas and Kay and I found ourselves sitting in the temthe true meaning of porary seating in the rear of the Christmas was very much church for the special Christmas service. Seated in front of us was alive. the Yawn family, well part of it, wife Debbie and boys Joey and ago, to when Debbie and the Dykes; then Josh. As I read the church program, there children rode the Laurel Church of Christ was a letter to the church from her husbus. band Capt. Joey Yawn, who is stationed in Time passes and now she has her famiIraq. ly and responsibilities, only people such as I read it two or three times as the mesone with a loved one in the service, espesage was very moving to me. As I thought cially this time of the year, can underabout it more I flashed back to many years stand. Joey in his letter talked of visiting

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A look back at 2007 gas prices in state of Delaware As 2007 ends, it’s time to look back at gas prices. Gas prices fell slightly and have remained stable in Delaware since Thanksgiving when they jumped to above $3 a gallon as crude oil prices came close to $100 a barrel. 2007 Delaware Year-End Gas Facts • Average price statewide on Dec. 27, 2007 was $2.91. • Average price statewide on Dec. 27, 2006 was $2.37. • Highest average statewide price was $3.06 on May 23, 2007. • Lowest average statewide price was $2.11 on Jan. 31, 2007. • Highest diesel average recorded was $3.51 on Nov. 30, 2007. • Largest one-month price increase from Oct. 16, 2007 at $2.60 per gallon to Nov. 16, 2007 at $3 per gallon, difference of .40. • Largest one month price decrease from July 16, 2007 at $2.91 per gallon to Aug. 16, 2007 at $2.66 per gallon, a difference of .25. • During 2007, the statewide average price per gallon reached the $3 mark - two

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with children in Iraq and for the second time in two weeks I came across this statement from our soldiers, “We are making a difference over here.” I will let you make you own determination, but I find it interesting, that is what I hear. Well, as Debbie hugged her boys throughout the service, I was much more aware of the sacrifice our soldiers and their families make for us to have our great way of life. The service progressed and as the children’s Chime Choir played Silent Night, my appreciation of the true meaning of Christmas was very much alive. I hope you received a similar message this year and will pass it on in 2008. There were more volunteers for the Laurel Good Samaritan deliveries on Christmas eve than had ever done the deliveries. Dale Boyce and 28 volunteers had a 6:30 a.m. breakfast at the Oasis before embarking on their visits. Noticeably missing after the breakfast was our weatherman Richard Small, who was calling Santa Claus announcing small craft warnings. Well, done Samaritans! Christine Watts was the 2006 Bank of Delmarva Employee of the year. They will soon be naming their employee for 2007 and I thought she should be congratulated. I found out about this after seeing her photo on the wall of the Seaford Bank of Delmarva. She can be seen occasionally at Carey’s in Laurel and she is Bobby

Carey’s daughter and Grace’s step-daughter. Congratulations Christine! Just a couple of doors down from the Star office, Seaford Blades Associated Charities receive packages this time of the year for distribution just before Christmas. I am sure most of you know about this and the fact that the Short family have been a huge part of this for 47 of the 60 years of the organizations existence through the Lion’s club. I do not know Ginny Short well but after taking a photo the other day I struck up a conversation with her. Her husband Ed Short passed away in April and this is Ginny’s first year doing this without him at her side. “Yes, it occupied my mind but he would want me to do it… life goes on,” said Ginny, as she fought back tears. “Four generations of that family have been involved and if Ginny stays involved three more years she hopes to see a fifth generation. One more thing, Ginny told me her father was Pat Murphy of Reliance, a former DuPonter. Immediately my appreciation of Ginny went up, as so many times in the early days of my DuPont career I was asked, “You’re not the son of, or related to Pat Murphy of Reliance are you? I soon realized I had a great legend to follow if I was to continue as Pat Murphy, the quiet Irishman. Ginny, you are another whose love of community has made a difference. Have a good week everyone!

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Letters to the Editor I appreciate our troops

This letter is really meant for Mrs. Danna Palmer, but since I do not know her personally, and she does not know me, this is the only way I know of corresponding with her. I want to thank her so much for the letter to the editor that was submitted by her and printed in the December 20 to 26 edition. I want her to know that I am one of the people in this country that greatly appreciates what our military troops are doing in Iraq. I do agree with this war, and I appreciate a President like President Bush who was willing to stand up to our enemies. If they had been confronted before, we might not be in this war now.

I appreciate the supreme sacrifice your son and so many others have made in defense of our nation Anyway, I appreciate the supreme sacrifice your son and so many others have made in defense of our nation. I, too, am grieved by the attitudes of our liberal media and so many others in this country. They either don’t realize or don’t care how they are hurting our cause in Iraq. I think many trust the media and don’t think they would lead them astray. Now, please don’t get me wrong. I am grieved every time I hear of a life lost in this war. I am very saddened every time I hear of these young people (or anyone) who will not be returning home to their families when this war is over. I have a prayer list on which is written the names of servicemen in Iraq or Afghanistan, etc. I get these names from the paper, etc. That way I not only pray for the troops in general, but I can pray for certain ones by name. Ever since I learned of the death of your son, I pray for your family. I can’t imagine what it is like for you and other families who are in the same position. But it was not in vain. We have the freedoms today that we have because there have been those who were willing to fight for them. I love America. I pray that we turn back to God and back to the great nation that we once were. Our Pledge of Allegiance says, “One nation, under God, indivisible…” Our enemy knows a “House divided against itself cannot stand.” God bless you, Mrs. Palmer, and your family; and thanks!

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Making the season brighter Fellow Christians of CUMC and Friends, I am very pleased to inform the congregation the 153rd MP Company’s mission is half-way complete. We find ourselves still very motivated. Christmas is upon us, what a fine time of the year! Even across the ocean away from family and friends, there is joy. I had the opportunity to visit an Iraqi elementary school the other day. The event really moved me and brightened my day, hopefully I didn’t give myself away. Soldiers are supposed to be tough. The joy I experienced being with these children just for a few moments was incredible. The children were very excited to see us. It warmed my heart; we are making a difference! At times in the news it may not be apparent, but these children grow up. A new generation will be ruling this country and we can say the United States was an integral part of their progress forward. Will the road continue to be rough? It most absolutely will. One thing I can say for certain is the residents of Delaware and members of Christ United Methodist Church have made this deployment bearable. There is not a single day that goes by without one of my soldiers receiving cards, letters and packages from supporters at home. Please keep up the outstanding support. To all the members of Christ Church, the 153rd Military Police Company wishes you a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year. “One Team, One Mission.”

Kudos to Girls Night Out! My sister was looking for a unique and quiet way to celebrate her 50th birthday. She came up with the idea of going to the Seaford downtown “Girls Night Out.” So we and a couple of other friends set out on a Thursday night to walk the downtown area of Seaford. Everyone enjoyed visiting the little shops we always drove past but never took the time to stop and visit. The highlight of the evening was the Seaford Museum. There was a display about the Concord area, just south of Seaford where we all grew up. We reminisced about old times after looking at old pictures of downtown Seaford. Acorn books were on display and, to all our surprise, on a book dated 20 years ago was my sisters’ name on the front cover – Cecilia Joseph – followed by her phone number. All of us got a real laugh out of that. Next, we went down to the post office boxes where the other two girls, both with nursing degrees, were remembering their reactions after receiving their letters saying they had "passed." One leaned back on the “exact” heat register and the other jumped for joy on the outside steps. My sister was right. It was a unique night out. If you didn’t make it this year, make a note to catch it next year. Memories with friends and family are always priceless! Jeanette DeWolf Seaford

Keep the death penalty We are reading how glad everyone is that New Jersey has lifted the death penalty for those convicted of crimes deserving the death penalty. That is a plus for the considerate who value human life.

Personally, I would rather rejoice that an innocent baby was allowed to live rather than a rapist/murderer But isn't it strange that we can rejoice that a convicted rapist, murderer and childabuser be given relief from a crime he has been guilty of — only to rejoice at the same time that we can still abort millions of babies? Which are more deserving to live? Isn't our rejoicing backward? Personally, I would reather rejoice that an innocent baby was allowed to live rather than a rapist/murderer. How can we straighten out our minds?

January National Mentoring Month January 2008 is National Mentoring Month and readers will soon see announcements on the television and hear radio ads regarding mentoring. There are many mentoring programs in Delaware; school-based, faith-based and community-based programs. Mentoring is available for young children, adolescents, adults and prisoners. Remember that one of the greatest gifts we can give is the gift of our time. It only takes a small amount of time to really make a difference in someone else’s life; and, in that time, you may find that mentoring makes a difference in your own life. For local mentoring opportunities, contact the Delaware Mentoring Council, or the Laurel Kids Connection Mentoring Program at 856-7331 ext. 17 or e-mail LBetts@dapi.org. Lynne Betts Program Director, LKCMP

We suffer from lack of knowledge Mr. Calio — To quote Jesus in Mark 12:24, “You are in error because you do not know the scriptures or the power of God.” Is the God who created everything there is and every will, too busy to be concerned with the smallest details of our lives? He knows when even one sparrow drops from the air. The very hairs on our head are numbered, an easier job with some than others. Doesn’t He tell us in His Word to give thanks as a way to honor and worship Him, our awesome God? Though we can agree that we really don’t know and cannot state as fact who will be in Heaven, God tells us throughout the New Testament that not all will be saved. Did our Lord come to earth, suffer, die, and rise again so that we could live our lives as we want, trying to do some good here and there and then when we leave our bodies obtain a get out of hell pass? Did Jesus come just to forgive our sin? Did not He come to change us to be like Him so that we no longer have to live a life of sin? Your opinion sounds good, to some ears, but it is only your opinion. How do you back it up? What do you base it on? Does it line up with the word of God or have you made yourself to be your own god? God speaks through the prophet Hosea, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”

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Snapshots

CAROLING - Supporters of the Banning Family Foundation gathered in Gateway Park for Christmas Caroling on Dec. 26. Photo by Dave Elliott.

A GREAT VIEW - Community members gathered by by the dock at the Woodland Ferry while DELDot made the announcement that the Ferry would cease service on Monday, Dec. 31 . Photo by Daniel Richardson.

LAST RIDE - The Virginia C, better known as the Woodland Ferry prepares to dock for one of the last times. The ferry is being removed so that DelDOT can begin construction of an upgraded dock for the new, six car ferry that is currently being built. Photo by Daniel Richardson.

A GREAT VIEW - Jack Knowles looks across the Nanticoke River while taking a ride for one of the last times on the Woodland Ferry. Photo by Daniel Richardson.


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USDA announces rural development initiatives Acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner announced the selection of 38 organizations in 23 states to receive more than $6.2 million in grants to support rural economic development efforts. The funding is being provided through USDA Rural Development's Rural Community Development Initiative Program. USDA Rural Development's Rural Community Development Initiative helps community based development organizations, federally recognized Indian tribes and other groups promote economic growth in low-income, rural communities. Recipients are required to obtain

matching funds, doubling the value of the grants. The grants are awarded to public or nonprofit intermediary organizations. The funds are then provided to recipients, which must be located in eligible rural areas. Funding of individual recipients is contingent upon their meeting the conditions of the grant agreement. In Delaware, an award was made to the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) in the amount of $234,643. The funding will be used to provide business development and related downtown revitalization services to seven rural towns.

Senate Republicans reaffirm support for open government Delaware Senate Republicans unanimously reaffirm their commitment to support open government, abolish the “desk drawer veto” and bring the legislature under FOIA (Freedom of Information Act). “We hope the new Session to convene on Jan. 8, 2008 will present an opportunity for review and reform of Senate procedures due to new membership in the Senate and new leadership of the Rules Committee” said Senate Minority Leader Charlie Copeland. “We plan to introduce legislation to reform the Senate Rules.” Senate Republicans have consistently pushed for more open Senate operations. Prior to the 2006 election all Republican Senators and candidates put forth an agenda of five specific reforms. Before the 2007 Session began, the Caucus repeated its call for the five specific reforms to be included in the Senate Rules for this General Assembly. Below is the specific 5-point plan the Republicans have put forward for the past two years. “The plan has not changed, and we continue to stand beOPEN MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 10AM TO 5:30 PM

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The towns targeted to receive assistance from DEDO are Bridgeville, Delmar, Harrington, Laurel, Milford, Millsboro and Milton. “The Rural Community Development Initiative Program is a great way for the federal government, through USDA Rural Development, and state economic development agencies to work together to support the local economy,” said Marlene Elliott Brown, USDA Rural Development state director. “USDA Rural Development has a great working relationship with DEDO. For the past eight years, we have worked together to support the implementation of the Main Street program

Recycle your Christmas tree this year The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is offering its annual Christmas tree recycling program at some state parks throughout the state. In Sussex County, drop-off sites include Trap Pond State Park in Laurel and Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. Residents can drop-off old trees beginning Wednesday, Dec. 26 though Monday, Jan. 21, every day from 8 a.m. to sunset. According to Gary Focht, State Parks Tree Recycling coordinator, 2007 is the 14th consecutive year for DNREC's Christmas tree recycling program. "The tree recycling program is a great example of how a material that would otherwise go into a landfill can be made into a useful product - wood chips," said Jim Short, environmental scientist with

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Deficit grows and dirty politics continue in 2008 By Frank B. Calio

FRANK CALIO

Many articles written in the early part of January are usually I predict that 2008 will see about New Year’s resolutions. I gave up on that bright idea years the deficit grow even ago. Usually within 24 hours I had more as Bush takes care broken most of them; top of the of his oil friends for one list was losing weight. By the last thank you. end of January, I had always gained weight. Winter months take their toll on my waistline; curb spending and level the field when lack of activity usually adds up to it came to rich corporations not paying pounds. taxes. So this column is about my political George Bush was going to be put in disappointments during the past year his place, according to the two leading and my thoughts for the New Year. members of the Democrat Party. Aside from my disappointment with Instead, the president or his advisors the current President and his economic, have out maneuvered and out flanked domestic and foreign policy — there’s the Democrat controlled Congress and not enough space in this paper to list have actually had a field day with his them all — the next biggest disaplegislation. pointment is the Democrat-controlled Early in his administration, Bush asCongress. signed Vice President Chaney to head a On top of that list, are Senate Matask force on energy; the outcome was jority Harry Reid, a Democrat from a $14.5 billion in tax breaks to oil, gas, Nevada, and House Speaker and first nuclear power and coal companies. woman to hold that post, Nancy Pelosi, In addition, the Chaney task force a Democrat from Texas. lowered the standards on emissions for Democrats were given a mandate in these companies, which lead to more 2006 by voters dissatisfied by Presiquestions about global warming. That dent Bush’s war and domestic policies was in 2005, the second term of the and defeated incumbent Republicans in Bush administration under a Republiboth Houses to give the Democrats a can controlled Congress. majority in both Chambers in WashingThat was supposed to be reversed ton D.C. when Pelosi/Reid took control. The Reid and Pelosi were elected to lead Democrats pushed for a new energy their respective parties. Pelosi in her bill but only after big oil and coal lobfamous acceptance speech said that the byists succeeded in deleting some very voters had spoken and she pledged to important parts of the bill. change the course of the war in Iraq,

In particular, $21 billion in tax breaks to big business remained, which Democrats wanted to keep out of the bill. After the tax package of the bill was defeated, the energy bill cruised to an easy victory, passing the Senate 86-8. It passed the House later in the week. Democrats, hungry for any legislative victory before year’s end, said it was better to get half of what they wanted than nothing at all. On the two issues they lost, Pelosi said, “We will fight another day.” Yeah, if you Democrats get re-elected. Despite repeated votes, Democrats failed to enact any major changes in Iraq, instead many bills have continued funding. To the Democrats’ credit, they did pass a bill to expand the state children’s health insurance program to cover five million more children, but that bill was blocked by Bush and House Republicans. The latest blow to Democrats was the passing of a special project spending bill that funds the Iraq war well into 2008 and keeps government agencies running through next September. The total cost of that bill is $555 billion. I think we had a sell out by both parties because Congress hid nearly 9,800 earmarks, or pork barrel projects, that total more than $10 billion in the bill. These are funded pet projects favoring those in Congress for their states, and help them get elected. Remember this year is an election year; forget the cost, these projects create local jobs,

which equal votes. Democrats tried to use war spending legislation to force a change in Bush’s Iraq policy, chiefly by setting a withdrawal goal with dates such as Dec. 15, 2009. But again Bush and Republicans held a powerful hand over the Democrats knowing they would not let money lapse for troops overseas. And Bush lamblasted the Democrats for their earmarks, but had no shame in giving huge tax breaks to oil companies and forgot to mention Republicans were part of the pork barrel legislation. Usually a lame duck president has little power in their remaining year, but Bush still hangs in there. No wonder Congress has such a low approval rating. When approval gets lower than our president, that’s bad. It’s no wonder people don’t vote; they’ve lost confidence in our government. Lobbyist and large corporations contribute heavily to both parties and buy their influence. The working class has no lobbyist fighting for them. I predict that 2008 will see the deficit grow even more as Bush takes care of his oil friends for one last thank you and both political parties take care of themselves. The economy is usually soft during an election year, so don’t look for the stock market to set records, and don’t be surprised to see another Republican President elected and Congress revert back to the Republicans. Money will buy the next election along with dirty politics. The National Republican Party has both.

State employees donate over $700,000 to United Way Governor Ruth Ann Minner announced recently that state employees raised more than $700,000 in donations in this year’s state employees charitable campaign. This represents nearly a 9.5 percent increase over last year’s total of approximately $640,000. Several agencies had an overall increase of more than 30 percent in funds raised compared to last year. Those agencies include the Department of Correction, the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families, the Delaware National Guard and the Department of Agriculture. The Office of the State Auditor and the Courts also set records for fundraising. “Our state employees were incredibly creative this year,” said Jennifer Davis, co-chair of the campaign. “Team captains came up with many events in an effort to maximize their fundraising efforts.”

The events included a pizza lunch, spare change jar, silent auction, dress down day, ice cream social, chili cook-off, dunking booth, car wash, craft show, trivia contest, Halloween costume contest and a white elephant sale. “Every year the United Way partners with the State of Delaware to raise money for a variety of local charities. Without the contributions we get from state employees in this campaign, many of these organizations would not have the resources they need. We are so thankful for the spirit of compassion that we see every year with the SECC campaign,” said Walter Derricotte, Director of Resource Development for the United Way of Delaware. The State Employees’ Charitable Campaign (SECC) was started in 1991 as a way to facilitate charitable giving for employees of the State of Delaware. The campaign kicks off each year in September and runs through the end of October.

The State of Delaware recently presented the United Way with a check for $702, 723, which respresents a 9.5% increase over last year’s contribution.


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Help us make the ‘Final Word’ fun and inspiring By Bryant Richardson Publisher

Welcome to the Final Word. This feature will appear each week on the inside back page and will include brief thoughts from a variety of sources, some serious, some humorous and some perhaps even inspiring. The items will be written by members of the Star staff, elected officials, members of the public, and will include quotes from famous men and women from contemporaries to ancient philosophers. The names of the writers will follow the items, keeping with our belief that words have much more significance when the writer is identified. My name will not appear as the writer of future columns, but I will be one of the contributors. Most people think of me as a conservative. As opposed as I am to stereotyping people, I won’t disagree with the label. For example, I support President Bush and feel that the war in Iraq is justified. I’m for policies that give people a hand up, not a handout. This preserves the dignity of those who need help while reducing the strain on government to be society’s fix-all. I have not written a column for a while. It became too much of a hassle when other priorities at this business demanded my time. Lately, some readers have let me know they miss my scribblings. Maybe this column will help to satisfy all those readers who said they miss my column. Both of them. Readers will notice, too, that this column replaces the weather. Even though the graphics were colorful, we did not feel the forecast served much of a service. We offer a connection to the latest weather information on our websites, seafordstar.com and laurelstar.com. Anyone with a computer, TV or radio will be able to get more up-to-date information than from a page printed once a week. The tides are a different story. We are keeping this information running, although from a different source. The tides are on page 7 this week. We invite readers to submit items for this column, too. If you have a pet peeve or word of encouragement you can express in a few words, email the item to us at editor@mspublications.com or mail it to Star, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973. Sign it and include your

FINAL WORD hometown and a daytime phone number. Readers may want to pass along a favorite quote or something cute from the Internet. We just keep it clean for our

PG rated newspaper. I saw Sue Bramhall at Bon Appetit Saturday night. She asked me to try to persuade Ralph Scott to return as a writer. I promised that I would give it a shot, but not too sure he would enjoy the increased pressure in his life. By the way, my son-in-law,

Hugh Mohler II, who likes to poke fun at my hometown and our pace of life, had nothing but good words for the food at the Bon Appetit. He said I should take him there every time he visits Seaford. Hugh and my daughter, Leanne, and three grandchildren live in Towson, Md. The final thought for the Final

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