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Delmar planning Heritage Day

Delmar will hold its Heritage Day Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in its downtown. Placement of bricks in the downtown sidewalks will take place at noon. A horseshoe pitching tournament will get underway at 1 p.m. and a pie eating contest at 2 p.m. There will also be a car show, children’s games, food and vendors. For vendor information, call 462-5011.

VOLUNTEERS - Janice Wright did not think that she would be taking the helm of the Ladies Auxiliary again as she turned 70. Page 8 MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL - The Laurel football team falls to Indian River 31-21 in a game played Monday night in Dagsboro. Page 41 DELMAR WINS - The Delmar varsity soccer team beats Seaford in overtime in a home contest to improve the Wildcats’ chances of making the state tournament. The Wildcat football team tops Milford on a muddy field last Friday to move to 8-0. Football page 41, soccer page 42 HOME INVASION - A 17-year-old was arrested after he allegedly used a handgun to commit a home invasion and attempted rape. Page 51 Set your clocks back one hour before bedtime this Saturday. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, November 4.



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Mystery surrounds former librarian and the books that she left behind By Lynn R. Parks There isn’t, at least as far as anyone is saying and despite the fact that Halloween is just past, a body in the Laurel Public Library. There is, however, a mystery, one that adult services librarian Norma Jean Fowler is desperately trying to solve: What happened to Dorothy Curtiss? And why, unbeknownst to anyone connected with the library, were four boxes of her books stored in the library’s basement? Curtiss was librarian at the Laurel facility from 1954 to 1964. Fowler, who grew up in Seaford and graduated from Seaford High School in 1967, barely remembers her. Fowler’s husband, Ned, a Laurel native who graduated from Laurel High in 1965, has a better memory of Curtiss, whose last year coincided with his senior year in high school. “She was your typical old-fashioned librarian, with gray hair and thicksoled shoes and always telling everyContinued on page four

Becky Norton, children’s librarian at the Laurel Public Library, and Norma Jean Fowler, adult services librarian, look over one of the Christmas books that were given to the library by former librarian Dorothy Curtiss. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

DVFD auxiliary member is citizen of the year By Mike McClure For the past 48 years, Joyce Figgs has been volunteering her time with the Delmar Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary in an effort to better the community she has lived in all of her life. On Thursday, Nov. 29, she will be honored as the Delmar Citizen of the Year in a banquet hosted by the Delmar Greater Chamber of Commerce. “It was quite a surprise. That was a shock,” Figgs said of the honor bestowed upon her by the chamber of commerce. “You feel kind of unworthy of it because there’s so many good people that do nice things. But it’s quite an honor for them to think that you do.” “It was a big surprise to her,” added her husband, Lacey Figgs. The two have two children, Donald

and Kim, and one grandson, Justin, 22. Joyce was born and raised in Delmar, Del., and has lived in the town all of her life. The town has changed quite a bit over the years, she said. She remembers growing up with grocery stores and restaurants lined along Pennsylvania Avenue, as well as a pair of drugstores located downtown. Figgs also recalls when she first got involved with the auxiliary 48 years ago. Her sister was involved with the organization and asked her to join. “I did want to do volunteer work for an organization that would do good for everybody,” Figgs said. “I’ve hoped that over the years I’ve done things that have helped to better the community.” Figgs said the goal of auxiliary Continued on page four

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Grant to help low income housing The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently awarded a $50,000 grant to Delaware's Sussex County Council. The funds will help finance housing rehabilitation programs for low-income homeowners in Kent and Sussex counties. “Safe and affordable housing is an issue of growing concern across Delaware and the nation. Groups like USDA should be commended for their efforts to provide adequate housing through grants like this and rehabilitation projects, particularly to those in rural areas of the

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Nov. 7 workshop to look at condition of Laurel schools The Laurel School Board will hold a workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 7, to discuss the findings of a firm hired to look at the needs of the district’s schools. A capital improvement referendum will be held on April 8, 2008, to fund repairs or replacements of the schools. Whether to repair or replace some of the district’s schools will be decided following a series of committee meetings. The board workshop will take place at

7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Acting superintendent Linda Schenck stressed that the district wants the community involved in the planning. The workshop is open to the public. Schenck said the district began having discussions about potential referendum activity a couple years ago. The district started having local meetings with one or two community members and district staff members, but those conversations were

slowed down for a while. Now the district is ready to reconvene those discussions. “The need is there. What we are going to do has yet to be determined,” said Schenck. According to Schenck, StudioJAED, an architectural and engineering firm, was brought in to assess each school. The firm walked through each school building last July. After StudioJAED presents its findings

at the workshop, the district will begin to form committees made up of employees and community members. The school board and its committees will look at repairing or replacing a part of the buildings or the entire buildings. “Those are decisions that need to be made by the board of education and the community that supports the school district,” said Schenck.

Legion post, auxiliary looking for new members The American Legion Post 19 of Laurel is actively recruiting new members. Veterans who served during the following conflicts are eligible to join the legion: World War I - April 6, 1917, through Nov. 11, 1918 World War II - Dec. 2, 1941, through Dec. 31, 1948 Korean War - June 25, 1950, through Jan. 31, 1955 Vietnam War - Feb. 28, 1961, through May 7, 1975 Lebanon/Granada - Aug. 24, 1982 through July 31, 1984 Panama - Dec. 29, 1989 through Jan. 31, 1990 Gulf War - Aug. 2, 1990, through the cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. government. In addition, all members serv-

ing in the armed services today are eligible if they are on active duty. Proof of service (DD-214) is required. For more information, call Bettylou Evans, membership chairwoman, at 875-0167. She can also be reached by fax at 875-1943, or by mail at P.O. Box 329, Laurel, DE 19956. Spouses, parents, siblings or grandparents of members are eligible to join the legion’s auxiliary. Grandsons are eligible to join the Sons of the Legion. Laurel Post 19 has been chartered since 1945. Members participate in a number of community activities, in particular activities that benefit children and teenagers.

Banquet set for Nov. 14 to honor citizens, business person of the year Nancy Farrelly Allen of Laurel Petroleum has been selected as Laurel’s 2007 Business Person of the Year, and Randy Lee and Saralee “Leigh” Clark have been jointly selected as Laurel’s 2007 Citizens of the Year. A banquet will be held in their honor Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the

The House restaurant, located in Bargain Bill’s at the corner of U.S. 13 and U.S. 9. Social hour is 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by the dinner and program. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased at the office of Payroll Plus, 1014 S. Central Ave. in Laurel, through Nov. 9.

Senior center plans activities The Laurel Senior Center is planning the following activities: Friday, Nov. 2 - 9:30 a.m., trip to the Methodist Manor House for its annual bazaar and shopping at Wal-Mart; 12:30 p.m., shuffleboard. Monday, Nov. 5 - 9:30 a.m., shopping at Wal-Mart; 12:30 p.m., bundt cake day. Tuesday, Nov. 6 - center closed; 6 p.m., board meeting. Wednesday, Nov. 7 - 9 a.m., Cover-All; 10:30, hymn sing; 11 a.m., Bible study; 12:30 p.m., shuffleboard. Thursday, Nov. 8 - 9 a.m., exercise; 9:30 a.m., shopping at Wal-Mart; 12:30 p.m., Legal Aid

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one to be quiet,” Norma Jean Fowler said. A picture of Curtiss in the library’s Delaware Room shows a diminutive woman, smiling, dimpled and wearing a corsage for a gathering of the library’s board of directors. “We know that she lived in the Fooks’ apartments,” on Central Avenue near the library, Fowler said. “We think that she had a brother in Salisbury and that she was not originally from here.” Indeed, a postcard sent to Curtiss in 1940 that Fowler found in one of the boxes of books is addressed to her at 400 West 199th Street, Apt. 2G, New York. Wherever she was from, “she was top drawer,” Fowler said. “She was welltrained and she did things the way she was supposed to.” In fact, Fowler added, during Curtiss’ tenure, the Laurel library was known throughout the county for the quality of its collection. And something else, Fowler said: Curtiss “obviously loved books.” Fowler discovered Curtiss’ books a couple years ago, when she was going through the library’s basement before its collection was moved to a temporary facility on Market Street, where it would stay during the library’s expansion and renovation project. In each box was a note that

For your information: Anyone with any information about Dorothy Curtiss may call Norma Jean Fowler at the Laurel Public Library, 8753184, or e-mail her at Fowler plans to put the Curtiss Christmas books on display during the holiday season. the books were from the collection of Dorothy Curtiss and that she had donated them to the library. Curtiss’ books were moved with the collection, and then were moved back to the expanded library in early 2006, where they have sat until recently, when Fowler got the chance to start going through them. The books, nearly 170 of them, are all related to Christmas. The oldest was published in 1830, the newest in the 1960s. According to an accessions log kept by Curtiss, she received the first book in her collection on Christmas Day, 1925. Most of the books were gifts, marked in the log with a “g” in the cost column. For any book that she purchased, Curtiss wrote the name of the bookstore in the log. Fowler does not believe that the books were ever put in display in the library, or were ever part of the library’s circulation. An old copy of The Daily Times, dated 1966 and included in one of the boxes, hints that perhaps the collection arrived in

Figgs part of county, state auxiliaries Continued from page one

is to help the fire company raise funds for equipment in order to serve the community better. “We’re very close. We all work together for the same goal and we all work hard together. It’s not just one person, we’re pretty tight,” said Figgs. In addition to the Delmar Fire Company’s Ladies Auxiliary, Joyce has also been involved with the county and state auxiliaries, serving as president of the state organization in 2005. “It was great. I met a lot of nice people from all three counties of the state. It was a very nice experience,” Figgs said. Figgs works in accounts payable at the Milford branch of Manlove Auto Parts. She has worked there for the past 14 years after working at Columbia Vending in

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TROPHIES GALORE - On Sunday, Oct. 14, the Delmarva Firemen’s Association held its 51st annual Fire Prevention Queen’s Contest and Parade. This year’s event was hosted by the Denton, Md., Fire Company. The Laurel Fire Department received three awards, for best appearing aerial device, for second best fire apparatus and for best overall fire department in the parade. The department also received a judge’s recognition award for its 2006 Pierce Engine. Front, from left: Darryl Brown, Mike Carroll and Charles Duncan. Back: Linda Brown, Allison Lowe, Trevon Brown and Mike Lowe.

the library two years after Curtiss left her employment there. Fowler would like to talk with anyone who remembers Curtiss. She would like to find out more details about Curtiss’ collection of Christmas books, and what motivated her to give the books to the Laurel library. She would also like to know where Curtiss went after she left the Laurel library. An Internet search revealed a

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Delmar Council members approve the annexation of land for development By Mike McClure The Delmar Council (Del.) approved the annexation of just under 550 acres of land, to be used for a 412 unit development, following a public hearing at Monday’s Delmar Joint Council meeting. The Delmar Commission (Md.) also voted to deny a Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) petition because it didn’t meet the town’s charter. The Council approved the annexation of land totaling 547.73 acres following a public hearing. The approval is contingent on the Tidewater agreement and annexation agreement being satisfied. Shawn Tucker, a lawyer for the developer, said the development will be located on 200 acres of land at two units per acre (412 units). There will be a minimum lot size of 9,000 square feet. “The Delaware side needs to grow and I think this is controlled growth for us,” said Councilman Michael Houlihan. “If the county takes control I’m not sure how Delmar will fare,” Council member Mary Lee Pase added “It was a good time to do this with Delmar, Delaware. This is not a done deal. If things turn and go bad then we’re back at square one,” said Council member Diane Buckley. “I trust the annexation investigation committee. I feel like we will get that (Tidewater agreement). If we don’t then it’s all for nothing,” Delmar (Del.) Mayor John Outten said. “They (Blackwater developers) want us to put 700 houses two miles outside of town and we don’t get anything out of that. At least this way we have a little bit of control of what goes where and we get an impact fee.” Delmar (Md.) attorney Robert Benson reported that the FOP petition meets the requirement of having at least 20 percent of the town’s residents’ signatures. But Benson said one sentence, referring to who will serve as arbitrator, has a blank. Benson said the proposed charter amendment, which was proposed to go to referendum, should state who the arbitrator will be or how the arbitrator will be

determined and who will pay for an arbitrator if one is needed. Benson also said that even if the town approved the proposed amendment it would be too late to go to referendum in November (it must be voted on within 40 to 60 days from the date it is adopted). The Commission voted to accept attorney’s opinion that the petition doesn’t meet the town’s charter. The Commission will meet with the town’s police officers in an effort to make a charter amendment. If this is done, no referendum will be needed, but a public hearing will be held followed by a vote by the Commission. Chris Walter reported that the Delmar Revitalization Committee will hold Heritage Day in downtown Delmar on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no rain date for the first annual event, which will feature an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. followed by the brick placement ceremony at noon. The festival will also have a car show, pie-eating contest, horseshoe tournament, carriage rides and 15-20 vendors with a variety of food including oyster sandwiches, hamburgers and french fries. Lee May, a construction manager for McDonald’s, presented a concept plan to the Council after making the same presentation to the Planning and Zoning Commission. The restaurant will be located in the Delmar Commons shopping center and will face Route 13. Town Manager Sara Bynum-King reported that the Delmar, Md. election will take place on Nov. 20 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at town hall. A special Commission meeting will also be held on Dec. 10 for the oath of offices. Town offices will be closed Nov. 22-23 for Thanksgiving with garbage collection to take place in Maryland on Friday, Nov. 23. Bynum-King said she met with Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce President Roger Martinson about the possibility of ordering Holiday banners to take the place of the railroad banners during the Holiday season. Martinson is doing a cost estimate on the proposed project.



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Beverly Blades, Realtor, for Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc. was named the Top Listing Agent for the third quarter of 2007. Fran Ruark, Realtor, was ranked Top Selling Agent for the same periodJuly through September. Kathy Farnell, vice president and Broker, for Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc. made the announcement at the Quarterly Breakfast held at the Seaford Golf & Country Club.

is sponsored by the Delaware Money School. Topics covered at this workshop will include: • Pros and cons of small business ownership • A self-assessment to help determine what it takes to be a business owner • The significance of Market Research, • Financing your business • The importance of developing a Business Plan • Where you can go for help The Greenwood Public Library is located on the corner of Market Street (Rt. 16) and Mill Street, just east of the railroad tracks in Greenwood. Registration or information is available online at, or by calling (302) 349-5309 or (302) 4656870.

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

By Donna Dukes-Huston Janice Wright, president of the Sharptown Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, has been serving this organization for the past 40 years. Wright also served as president in the past for several years and did not think that she would be taking the helm again as she turned 70. “They all said to me, ‘Who knows as much about it as you do?’ ” Wright joked. “So I agreed to do it again.” Wright’s experience with the auxiliary also includes serving as vice-president and treasurer. Currently she is most involved in the carnival and weekly Bingo. The auxiliary sponsors Bingo every Friday night in the memorial building located behind the carnival grounds. “We come out every Friday afternoon to start preparing for Bingo,” Wright said. “We serve fresh sandwiches and subs,

desserts, and drinks.” Perhaps Wright’s biggest responsibility is in maintaining the schedule for the annual firemen’s carnival and serving in the cook tent. Wright says that many people are involved in this endeavor. “Members work eight to 10 nights per carnival,” Wright said. “On any night we have at least nine members running the front windows and a couple in the back helping the cooks.” While the auxiliary members donate their time, a crew of paid cooks and fryers are hired each year to make the famous oyster sandwiches. These cooks rotate in order to ensure that at least 10 are available each night. Wright said that the cooks come from outlying communities as well as from Sharptown. “Elaine Ross, from Bridgeville, is almost 80 and still mixes oyster batter,” Wright said. “Her grandmother, mother, and aunt also mixed.” On any given carnival night, auxiliary members usually show up around 5:30 in order to be ready when the window opens at 7. Each night they open those windows to find people already lined up for the oyster fritters, soft crabs, hamburgers and hot dogs. “On a good weeknight we can go through 50-60 gallons of oysters, 70 on a Saturday,” Wright said. “We used over

Janice Wright, president of the Sharptown Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

1,000 gallons this past summer in 21 nights.” The ladies also roll the hamburgers each night from fresh meat. Wright said they use 125-150 pounds of hamburger each night. They added cheeseburgers a few years ago which have proven to be very successful, she said. “We order most of our products from Lankford-Sysco and they keep records of our purchases each year,” Wright said. “They are very helpful.” They are currently remodeling the cook tent to improve working conditions, according to Wright. “It gets really hot in there in August,” she added. Membership in the auxiliary is open to the Sharptown community. “We’re a really small community,” Wright said. “We only have around 23 members now.” The majority of those members are in their mid-40s and older, according to Wright. “More young women want to join the fire department rather than the auxiliary now that they are able to,” Wright said. “Plus the younger women are involved with their families and don’t have as much time to devote to something like this.” Wright is proud that among those 23 members are her own daughter and granddaughter.

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MRSA infection has been around for a long time and is treatable By Tony E. Windsor Recent reports in national and regional media regarding the increase of MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphhylococcus Areus) infections has created enhanced education of this health issue, but also fueled a great deal of public fears, especially in schools. Despite reports of MRSA incidents in schools in Dover, Newark and Delmar, as well as the deaths of students attending schools in New York, Virginia and Connecticut, health officials point out that this is not a new health threat and it is treatable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 90,000 life-threatening illnesses and 19,000 deaths associated with MRSA infection are estimated to occur annually in the United States. The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, also found that nearly 85 percent of these MRSA cases were connected to healthcare settings. However, Paula Eggers, Nurse Epidemiologist with the Delaware Division of Public Health, said mild cases of MRSA are diagnosed everyday in Delaware and nationwide. She said it has been the recent reports of MRSA cases within the community, especially those connected with schools and children, that have created more media attention to the health issue. “One of the most common fallacies concerning MRSA is the belief that it is resistant to all antibiotics,” she said. “This is totally untrue. It is only resistant to one certain group of antibiotics, not all. There are antibiotics that will treat it with very positive outcomes.” Eggers said the majority of MRSA cases are easily treated and within a few days the patient is fully recovered. “The key to MRSA is early detection and treatment,” she said. “If anyone detects a suspicious lesion, pimple or rash, especially where drainage is involved, a healthcare professional should be contacted. The professional can take a culture to determine if it is MRSA and will know how to treat it.” In terms of being proactive and cautious about contracting MRSA, Eggers said it is as simple as taking the time to wash your hands. “Washing hands is the single most important way to help avoid the potential of MRSA,” she said. “If facilities are not readily available, we recommend keeping some of the alcohol-based, waterless soaps on hand so that you can wash your hands wherever you may be.” Eggers said the MRSA bacteria are contracted either through skin to skin contact, or picking it up off of contaminated surfaces. The MRSA bacteria must make entry through a cut, scrape, rash, abrasion or other open wound. The Delaware Division of Public Health, in concert with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, does not recommend that schools close when there is evidence of MRSA. She said instead, schools should take actions including disinfecting surfaces

that are accessible to students and staff. She said also any students who have sores, rashes or lesions that are draining and unable to be properly covered, should stay out of school until they have been treated. Eggers said schools that are reporting cases of MRSA to Public Health are doing it on their

own and are not being ordered to by the Division of Public Health. On Oct. 22, the Delaware Division of Public Health issued a health alert regarding Community Associated MRSA. In the report it was determined that as of October 18 there had been 1,680 cases of MRSA reported in Delaware. There were 1,904 total

cases reported were 1,904. When interviewing Eggers on Oct. 29, she said that in Delaware the number of reported cases of MRSA was at 1,820. This breaks down to 753 cases in New Castle County, 479 cases reported in Kent County and 588 cases reported in Sussex County. Eggers said MRSA is a reality,

but everything should be kept in proper perspective. MRSA has been around for a long time and it is treatable and in most cases, results in a positive outcome and complete recovery. For more information about CA-MRSA visit the Division of Public Health website at www.

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Community volunteers honored at chamber dinner By Lynn R. Parks About 115 members of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce gathered Thursday night to recognize community volunteers and business people of the year. Among those honored at the chamber’s annual dinner were barber Dick Collison, who received the John A. Jr. and Helen M. Moore Community Service Award, and Dr. Judith Tobin, who received the Athena Award. “This really means a lot to me, because John Moore was a very good friend of mine,” Collison said after receiving his award. “I always hoped that I would be half the man that he was.”

“I hope that my life story will encourage young women to hold out for that really interesting career,” said Tobin, who at 81 still works fulltime as assistant state medical examiner for Kent and Sussex counties. The Athena Award, sponsored by the Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships, is given annually to a woman who is a leader in her business life, who gives back to the community and who maintains a focus on her family and friends. Tobin, who has six adult children and has been recognized as the Delaware Mother of the Year, told the crowd that people often ask her when she is going to re-

Charlie Towers, right, owner of Towers Signs, received the chamber’s Spirit of the Community award for businesses with fewer than 25 employees. Randall Cash, head of the chamber’s business and economic development committee, left, presented the award. Below, Dick Collison, left, shows off the John A. Jr. and Helen M. Moore Community Service Award that he received. With him is Sally Stewart, president of the chamber.

tire. “I can’t retire — what on earth would I do?” she said. “I am working at a job that I thoroughly enjoy.” Tobin said that when she was in medical school, her fellow students teased her that after earning her degree, she would work a few years then would get married and leave the workforce. “But I did not quit,” she said. “At 81, I am still working fulltime.” Why? “Mysteries have always intrigued me,” she said. “It is very satisfying to put all of the pieces together and come up with an answer.” And, she added, she has the ideal patients. “They never complain, they never argue, they never mind that I am late. And most of all, they never sue me!” Boyd Mitchell, the son-in-law of the late John and Helen Moore, introduced Collison, whom he called a “most deserving recipient” of the Moore award. The award, which has been given out annually since 1987, recognizes “strong volunteer service in the Seaford area for an extended period of time,” Mitchell said. Collison, who has been a barber in Seaford since 1966, is the founder of the Downtown Seaford Association, for which he has served twice as president. He is a member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and was Sunday school superintendent, and of the Seaford Elks, from which he received its distinguished citizen award. He is a lifetime member of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department and was fireman of the year in 1980. “He still drops his clippers whenever the siren sounds, to run out onto High Street to direct traffic,” Mitchell said.

Dr. Judith Tobin was honored at the annual Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce dinner last week as the recipient of the Athena Award, sponsored by the Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships. The award is given annually to a woman who is a leader in her business life, who gives back to the community and who maintains a focus on her family and friends. From left: Fred Hertrich, Tobin and Tobin’s son, Clarke. Photos by Daniel Richardson

Chamber president Sally Stewart read a letter from Collison’s son, Mike, who could not attend the dinner. “I can’t think of anyone more deserving than you,” he wrote. “So many lives have been touched by you and your service in the Seaford community.” Pizza King restaurant received the chamber’s exceptional customer service award. “PK sets the

standard for leadership,” presenter Linda Johnston said. “It always goes above and beyond its customers’ expectations.” Restaurant owner Brad Baynum, who said that getting the chamber award has been a “long-standing goal” of his, credited manager Amanda Lloyd Parks for the restaurant’s success. “The smartest thing I have ever done is I gave her the resources

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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 1 - 7, 2007 she needed and got out of the way,” he said. The chamber’s volunteer of the year award went to Dick Wolfe, who was chairman of the chamber’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of Capt. John Smith’s voyage up the Nanticoke River. “Dick spent countless hours making sure that our part in the celebration would be a powerful part,” chamber executive director

Paula Gunson said. Eddie Kaye, of Edward J. Kaye Construction, and Charlie Towers, Towers Signs, received the chamber’s Spirit of the Community awards. Bryant Richardson, owner of Morning Star Publications (which publishes the Seaford Star newspaper) and Russell Knorr, superintendent of the Seaford School District, were honored as business people of the year.

PAGE 11 Dick Wolfe was named the chamber’s volunteer of the year. On left, he is congratulated by chamber director Paula Gunson. Below, Dr. Russell Knorr, superintendent of the Seaford School District, and Bryant and Carol Richardson, owners of Morning Star Publications, were recognized as the business people of the year. From left: Randall Cash, chairman of the chamber’s business and economic development, Knorr, Bryant Richardson and Carol Richardson.

Pizza King restaurant received the chamber’s exceptional customer service award. From left: Linda Johnston, who presented the award, restaurant owner, Brad Baynum, and manager, Amanda Lloyd Parks.

Program gets holiday gifts to isolated senior citizens Home Instead Senior Care has teamed up with local community organizations, retailers and volunteers to collect, wrap and donate gifts to needy or lonely senior citizens in Kent and Sussex counties. This year’s campaign will focus on isolated seniors, some of whom are among the nation’s “elder orphans.” “We see older adults who have no one during this festive season and that makes for a very sad and lonely time,” said Robert Ware, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Dover. “Whether they are in a nursing home or in their own homes, where more are choosing to stay, it’s important to reach out to isolated older adults during this special time of the year.” According to an article in the Geriatric Times, the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) has estimated that as many as 60 percent of nursing-home residents receive no regular visitors. Home Instead Senior Care’s Be a Santa to a Senior program, runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15. The campaign has become the largest gift-giving project of its kind for older adults.

Prior to the holiday season, participating local non-profit organizations will identify needy and isolated seniors in the community and provide those names to Home Instead Senior Care. Christmas trees, which will go up in Halpern Eye Associates locations throughout the state, including the Seaford location at 1301 Bridgeville Rd., on Nov. 1, will feature ornaments with the first names of the needy seniors and their gift requests. Holiday shoppers can pick up an ornament, buy the items on the list and return them unwrapped to the store. Volunteers as well as Home Instead Senior Care staff, seniorcare business associates and workers with non-profit agencies will wrap and distribute the gifts to these seniors. Area preschool students will make cards to put on the gifts. Gift-wrapping days will be held on Dec. 8 at the Heritage at Dover and Dec. 15 at Lewes Senior Center, both at 10 a.m. Volunteers will be needed to help with wrapping. To volunteer to help, or to arrange to give gifts to a senior citizen, contact Trina Mount at 302-697-6435 or 888-272-0223.

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People Weeg and Thomas are engaged James and Patti Weeg of Salisbury announce the engagement of their daughter, Karen Lynn Weeg of Salisbury, to David James Thomas of Laurel, son of David and Starrie Thomas of Laurel. The bride-to-be is a 1997 graduate of James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury and attends Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, pursuing a degree in licensed practical nursing. Her fiancé is a 1997 graduate of Laurel Senior High School and is a 2000 graduate of Del-Tech Community College in Georgetown, where he earned an associate degree in business administration. The wedding is planned for June 7, 2008, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Salisbury. Formal wedding invitations will be issued.

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Griffith and Smullin are married Debra Leigh Griffith and Christopher Ray Smullin, both of Seaford, were united in marriage on May 5, 2007, at 4 p.m., at the Union United Methodist Church in Federalsburg, by the Rev. Keith Colona. The bride is the daughter of Jeanne Marie Griffith and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Griffith. The groom is the son of Angela Widdowson and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Smullin. The bride wore a white, strapless organza corset gown with beaded metallic lace on the bodice, skirt and chapel train. She wore a tiara with a chapel length veil and carried long-stemmed calla lilies. Matron of honor was Audrey Carlisle, sister of the bride. Her maid of honor was Amanda Baker, friend of the bride. The bridesmaids were Amy Rust, Erin McHugh and LeAnn Fox, friends of the bride, and Kathleen Pallen, aunt of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Kayla Carlisle, niece of the bride. They all wore black satin beaded gowns and carried long-stemmed white roses. Flower girls were Hannah and Hailey Merritt, friends of the bride and groom, who both wore white satin A-line princess gowns, trimmed with black. The girls carried baskets of rose petals. Best man was James Wilkerson, friend of the groom. The groomsmen were Bryan

Wilkins, Eric Jewell, Shawn Neal and Brent Joseph, friends of the groom, and Mark Griffith, cousin of the bride. Junior groomsmen was Richard Carlisle Jr., nephew of the bride. Ring bearers were Travis Smullin, brother of the groom, and Nicholas Colona, cousin of the groom. Soloist during the ceremony was Deena Colona and a duet was sung by Audrey Carlisle and Brett Elliott. Guest book attendants were Cheryl Botdorf and Hayley Botdorf. The wedding party, church and reception flowers were designed by Barry Spicer. After the ceremony, a reception followed at the Seaford Moose Lodge, catered by Barry Spicer and Kevin Greenwood of Spicer’s Catering. Music was provided by Karaoke Kid of Salisbury, Md. The bride gradated from Seaford Senior High School in 2002 and the groom graduated from Seaford Senior High School in 2001. The bride is employed by Sisk Fulfillment Service in Federalsburg, Md., and the groom is self-employed with his painting business, Colorful Expressions, Inc. in Seaford. They spent their honeymoon traveling to Memphis, Tenn., and Myrtle Beach, S.C. They now reside in Seaford.

Mrs. Delaware pageant is set for Sunday The 2008 Mrs. Delaware Pageant will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m., at the Dover Sheraton Hotel. Thirteen married women from around the state will compete for the opportunity to represent the First State in the nationally televised Mrs. America Pageant. The reigning Mrs. Delaware 2007, Angela Burns, will crown her successor. The pageant is under the direction of Rehoboth Beach resident Susanne Ludwig

Truitt, who was Mrs. Delaware 2005. Local contestants include Buffy Parker, Mrs. Sussex County; Lili Kohr, Mrs. Rehoboth Beach; and Polly Mervine, Mrs. Bridgeville. Tickets, $25 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-10, and free for children under 5, are available by calling 302-296-0198. For more information, visit

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Andrea Jones and Josh Schneiderman

Thomas Jones of Seaford announces the engagement of his daughter, Andrea, to Josh Schneiderman, son of Edward and Sue Ann Schneiderman of Churchville, Pa. Andrea, also the daughter of the late Deborah Jones of Seaford, is a 1998 graduate of Seaford High School. She obtained a bachelor of arts degree from LaSalle University and a doctorate in veterinarian medicine from the University of Georgia and is currently employed as an associate veterinarian at Princeton Animal Hospital in Princeton, N.J. Josh is a 1999 graduate of Washington High School in Philadelphia with a bachelor of arts degree from LaSalle University and a master of arts from the University of Georgia. He is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at the City University of New York. A June 2008 wedding is planned.

Sussex Academy: Rated ‘Superior’ Five Years in a Row The Sussex Academy of Arts & Sciences invites parents, guardians, and other interested persons to learn more about our unique public school opportunity for middle school students in grades 6-8. As the only charter school in Sussex County, we provide a challenging; accelerated academic curriculum based on the design principles of Expeditionary Learning. In order to introduce interested parents and fifth grade students to our school, we are holding the following events: •

PUBLIC INFORMATION meeting at the school on November 13 and November 14, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.

SCHOOL TOURS on November 13, 15, & 16, 2007 at 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, or 10:30 a.m. No appointment necessary.

The APPLICATION PERIOD for incoming sixth grade students for school year 2008-2009 begins November 19, 2007 and ends January 4, 2008. Applications are available online at 21777 Sussex Pines Road, Georgetown, DE 19947 - 302.856.3636



Apartment managers honored, town given grant By Carol Kinsley A father-daughter team who manages Golden Meadows Apartments in Delmar were saluted last week by Sen. Tom Carper and USDA Rural Development for service "above and beyond" what's required. Donna Haney, site manager, and Richard Hearn, maintenance manager, are employed by Corporation for Shelter Management, based in Olney, Md., to manage the 32-unit apartment complex, which serves senior citizens. The apartments opened in 1996 with the support of a Rural Development loan of $1.5 million. Each year, Rural Development invites the 1,600 tenants of more than 55 housing complexes it has helped develop to nominate site managers and maintenance managers for special recognition.

Entries are rated on the level of tenant satisfaction, curb appeal and consistent performance of more than the job requires. "Apartment managers play an important role in the success of USDA Rural Development's Multi-Family Housing Program,” said Marlene Elliott, state director of the agency. "They ensure that the properties are a safe environment, well maintained, and meet the needs of the tenants. "Both Donna and Richard are deserving of this award that was documented so well in the glowing nominations that were received from the tenants." Included in one nomination was the statement, "We are blessed to have her serve as our manager." Carper chatted with residents gathered for the ceremony, including one woman who was among the first to move in.

"Richard is always smiling," she said. Hearn responded, "You can't help but smile when you've got a group of people like this to work for." Carper told Haney and Hearn, "Thank you for making this not just a federally funded facility but a home." He presented them with an American flag. For the town of Delmar, Carper handed over a more substantial gift from USDA, a $50,000 grant to be used to purchase two new police cars. The grant funds were provided through Rural Development's community facilities program. "Today, we are recognizing those who serve their community," Carper said. "The Delmar police department serves not one, but two communities for Delmar, Del., and Delmar, Md. This grant will

Sen. Thomas R. Carper was in Delmar on Oct. 19 to congratulate Donna Haney and Richard Hearn for their contribution at Golden Meadows Apartments to the success of the USDA Multi-Family Housing Program. To the right of the father-daughter team is Marlene Elliott, USDA Rural Development state director. Photo by Carol Kinsley

help ensure that they have the vehicles and equipment needed to provide for a safe environment." Two Dodge Chargers have al-

ready been ordered to replace two old Crown Victorias, which have been driven more than 100,000 miles each.

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A $50,000 grant from USDA Rural Development was presented to officials of the town of Delmar on Oct. 19 by Sen. Tom Carper and USDA Rural Development staff members Lisa Fitzgerald and Marlene Elliott. On the receiving end were Police Chief Harold Saylor, town manager Sarah Bynum-King and mayor of Delmar, Del., John Outten Sr.

Volunteers needed to help children in court The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA) of the Family Court is expanding its efforts to represent the interests of abused and neglected children in court. The program is seeking qualified adults to serve as CASA volunteers. CASA volunteers are trained members of the community who are appointed by Family Court Judges to speak up for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court proceedings. As an official of the court, the CASA volunteer conducts an independent investigation into the

child’s life and provides information and recommendations to the judge in the case. CASA volunteers work with attorneys, social workers and family members to attain the goal of a safe and permanent home for each child. CASA volunteers have varied professional, educational and ethnic backgrounds. They are selected on the basis of their objectivity, competence and commitment. Each volunteer accepted into the program must complete five days of initial training. Casework supervision is provid-

ed by full-time program coordinators from the Family Court staff. Program attorneys provide legal advice and represent the CASA in court proceedings. Today, CASA volunteers serve more than 400 children in Delaware. Yet, many of Delaware’s abused and neglected children still have no independent voice in court. For information call the CASA office in Family Court at 855-7410, 855-7411 or 6721067. Application deadline is Jan. 10. The next training will be Jan. 24, 28, 29, 30 and 31.

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New Century Club welcomes seven new members The Delmar New Century Club began its 2007-2008 year with a membership luncheon Oct. 16 at the Delmar Library. A candle-lighting ceremony was held to acknowledge the new members. Club president JoAnn Martin and membership chairwoman Lillian Wootten introduced the new members to the group as they lit their candles and repeated an oath to the organization. Present were five of the seven new members, Faye Hudson, Sandy Scott, Doris Mackie, Jean Hearne and Nancy Harris. New members Joan Orr-Best and Lois Heflin were unable to attend. Also recognized were three members with more than 30 years of service with the club, Rosemary Lynch, Agnes Collins and Becky Brittingham. This year, the club is taking on several new projects including maintenance of the State Street Park area with the Adopt-AStreet Program. The club is continuing with recycling and hopes to make some

contribution to the restoration of the caboose on Pennsylvania Ave. The group collected Halloween candy for the Key Club at Delmar High School for Trick-or-Treat night. Members also purchased supplies for both schools and for the art department. The New Century Club supports several international programs, including UNICEF, Operation Christmas Child, Doctors Without Borders and the Heifer Program. Several members attended a seminar on domestic violence in Dover recently, which is one of the club's special projects. Anyone interested in purchasing nuts can call the fundraising chairwoman, Jane Sullivan, at 846-9932. Next month, the club will hold a reciprocity tea at Camelot Hall, to which members of other clubs will be invited. For more information about the New Century Club, contact membership chairwoman Lillian Wooten, 846-0676.

The Delmar New Century Club recently held a candle-lighting ceremony to welcome new members Faye Hudson, Sandy Scott, Doris Mackie, Jean Hearne, Nancy Harris, Joan OrrBest and Lois Heflin. Orr-Best and Heflin were unable to attend the ceremony.

Attendance at state fair nearly three percent over last year’s The Delaware State Fair staff and volunteers closed the gates this year with an overall attendance of 300,463, representing an increase of nearly three percent over 2006. “We were waiting for the usual 110 degree heat wave with high humidity and, of course, the traditional run of rain, but it never came,” said the fair’s marketing and

publicity director, Danny Aguilar. According to the fair’s general manager, Dennis Hazzard, the comfortable weather, exciting carnival rides, great food and an all-star concert lineup made for a record-setting year. This year’s grandstand shows sold over 60,000 tickets with six of the ten grandstand shows selling out. Wade Shows, the Fair’s carnival, estab-

lished a new record gross take due in part to the addition of a weekend unlimited ride wristband promotion. “The 34.4-percent increase is extraordinary compared to 2006,” Hazzard said. In past years, we received such a positive response on our Hardees’ Days promotions we felt we should extend the wristbands to other days.”

The fair’s Junior Livestock Auction raised $144,000 compared to $138,000 during last year’s sale. Money is given to junior exhibitors to offset the cost of having purchased and raised the animal and to help pay for college. Additional funds are donated to the 4-H and FFA organizations. The fair also saw a 24-percent increase in sponsorship revenue from 2006 to 2007.

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BIKE RIDERS FOR CEREBRAL PALSY - There were several bicycle riders in the Krysti Bingham Cerebral Palsy Foundation event that came through Bethel on Saturday, Oct. 20. Riders rode more than 100 miles that day to raise over $10,000 and create more awareness of Cerebral Palsy. With Krysti Bingham, center front are many of the riders who came through Bethel. For information go to on your computer. Photo by Pat Murphy.

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Veterans Day Celebration Sunday, November 11, at 11 a.m. at the Laurel American Legion Home Military Music & Patriotic Songs Guest Speaker: Rev. Charles Covington Soloist: Amanda Jones Parade of Service Flags Presentation of Awards Luncheon The Public Is Invited

We will remember our veterans.

DAD'S WORKWEAR & OUTDOORS - Pictured are Anissa and Mitchell Brittingham, owners of Dad's Workwear & Outdoors on Commercial Lane in Laurel. It was formally Dad's Military and Hunting Outlet. The store has been completely redone and now carries all sizes of Dickies and Carhartt for children to adult. The store was formerly owned by Pete Bryan. Photo by Pat Murphy.



O ct.24,2007 Love, Daddy, Mommy, Caleb, Shelby & Christian



Approximately perfect for homesite or horse farm in the Delmar School District. Call Dianne Reece’s cell 302-745-1151 or her home 302-629-3348.

547298 in the Delmar School District ready for your new home. Each 1+ acre, each LPP septic. Nice area to build your dream home. Call Scott Venables’ cell 302-559-2333.

549802 totaling 5.5 acres. One lot is approved for LPP, the other was approved for capping fill. Home of minimal value. Outside Laurel on Rt 9. Owner is a licensed REALTOR. Call John Williamson’s cell 302-542-0289.

in 554046 Nice Devonshire Woods. Close to Seaford and city amenities. Great place for a new home. Call John Williamson’s cell 302-5420289.

554237 3 BR, 1 BA in Westview has all new stainless appliances, hickory cabinets, flooring, siding, roof & windows, heating & air. Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302-236-2660.

just 547388 3 BR, 2 BA outside Seaford has an open floor plan, deck, oak cabinetry, 1300 sq ft and its ready for your family. $162,500 Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302-236-2660.

552703 3 BR, 2 BA Quaint Cape in historic Bethel has unfinished bonus room, all appliances, new hardwood, 2 fireplaces, large deck & more. $329,000 Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302-236-2660.

552912 3 BR, 1 BA remodeled home outside Laurel limit w/no town taxes but does have town water & sewer. New flooring, appliances, windows, HVAC. Call Scott Venables’ cell 302-559-2333

554298 Operating 34-acre horse farm outside Delmar w/3BR, 2 BA Raised rancher, mgr’s home, 32-stall barn, 1/2 mile oval track, run-in sheds & much, much more. Call Scott Venables’ cell 302-559-2333.

554182 3 BR, 1 BA outside Laurel. Replacement windows and shed. 100 years old and loaded with history. Call Scott Venables’ cell 302-559-2333.

549737 3 BR, 2 BA in Crestfield has fireplace, deck, all appliances and is located on 1.5 acres. Great location! Call Angie Zebley’s cell 302-2287653.

550629 3 BR, 2 BA outside Seaford has open floor plan, family room w/fireplace, deck, shed and is in a wonderful country location. Call Angie Zebley’s cell 302-228-7653.

551615 4 BR, 2 BA in the Delmar School District has 2300+ sq ft, screened porch, finished bsmt w/fireplace. Call Angie Zebley’s cell 302-228-7653.

553032 3 BR, 1 BA outside Laurel has unfinished room on 2nd floor, large rear porch & above-ground pool. Call Barbara Smith’s cell302-745-6489.

on 4 539654 3 BR, 2 BA acres in the Delmar Schhol District has vaulted ceilings, cherry cabinetry, energy efficient furnace. Call Barbara Smith’s cell 302-745-6489.

in town 553936 2 BR, 1 BA Laurel has hardwood floors, original beams, new sidewalk & replacement windows. Call Barbara Smith’s cell 302-7456489.


554065 peaceful owner & space.

4 BR, 2 1/2 BA Contemporary in a is onesetting in well maintained with beautiful open Fireplace, deck, many updates. Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302236-2660.

4 BR, 2 BA Cape is minutes from Fencing, privacy, fresh paint, energy efficiency and a French Country look. Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302-2362660.

in 553349 4 BR, 1 1/2 BA town Laurel has new furnace, carpet & paint. Rear deck, graceful wraparound porch, shed. Seller is a licensed REALTOR. Call Barbara Smith’s cell 302-745-6489.


3 BR, 2 BA Rancher w/character in has vaulted ceilings, privacy fence, deck, great garage and all appliances. Call Brenda Rambo’s cell 302-236-2660.



Oyster stuffing goes well with Thanksgiving turkey Another year, another turning of the calendar page to the dreaded ORETTA NORR month of November and that holiday, Thanksgiving. As I like to say every year at this time, cooking Thanksgiving dinner is what puts the “no” in November for me. There are too many must-have dishes — those family favorites that dare not be altered. Then there’s a bird the size of which no one in her right mind should consider tackling even once a year. And all of that ahead-of-time planThursday in November. ning. Yeesh! Oyster dressing is a particular favorite It always astounds me that there are of mine. This recipe from Paula Deen those who are really good at Thanksgivyields a dish reminiscent of the fire hall ing. Take those fine women and men at the version. It’s basic, unpretentious and just Seaford Fire Hall. At a recent event, they plain good. prepared and served a turkey dinner with trimmings for at least five times the number of guests I serve at my annual table Oyster Dressing and nothing was overcooked. Serves 8 to 10 Tender turkey, crisp broccoli, moist stuffing, not to mention the fabulous oysCornbread: ter dressing — it made me wish I could 1 cup self-rising cornmeal take my family to the fire hall the fourth 1/2 cup self-rising flour



The Practical Gourmet

3/4 cup buttermilk 2 eggs 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Dressing: 7 slices white bread, dried in warm oven Cornbread 1 sleeve saltine crackers 2 cups chopped celery 1 large onion, chopped 8 tablespoons butter 7 cups chicken stock 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon dried sage 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning 5 eggs, beaten 2 pints or 1 quart oysters, drained Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. To make the cornbread, combine all ingredients and pour into a greased shallow baking dish. Bake for approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool. To make the dressing, crumble dried white bread slices, cornbread and crackers. Mix together and set aside.

It always astounds me that there are those who are really good at Thanksgiving. Take those fine women and men at the Seaford Fire Hall. At a recent event, they prepared and served a turkey dinner with trimmings for at least five times the number of guests I serve at my annual table and nothing was overcooked. Sauté chopped celery and onion in butter until transparent, approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Pour over cornbread mixture. Add stock, mix well and add salt, pepper, sage and poultry seasoning. Add beaten eggs and mix well. Add oysters and mix. Pour into a greased pan. Bake for about 45 minutes.

Consumers have the power to keep their food safe soon as possible. • Don’t stack foods — the cold air needs to reach the center to chill them fast. • Wash hands before and after handling raw meat and poultry. Preparation Be sure all work surfaces and utensils are clean before preparing food. Bacteria can be present on any surface or food, as well as on people’s hands. To sanitize cutting boards, counters and sinks, first wash with hot, soapy water. Make a solution of one teaspoon of chlorine bleach to a quart of water and let solution stay on surfaces for a few minutes. Rinse with clear water and pat dry. • Marinate meat and poultry in a covered dish in the refrigerator unless cooking them within the hour. • Never partially cook food to finish later. • Wash all fresh vegetables and fruits thoroughly under cold running water. Scrub produce when possible. Cooking • Cook ground meats to 160 degrees F; or until brown in the middle with no pink


juices. • Beef, veal and lamb steaks, roasts and chops may be cooked to 145 degrees F. • All cuts of pork should be cooked to 160 degrees F. • Whole poultry and thighs should reach 180 degrees F; breasts, 170 degrees F; Juices should be clear; meat, not pink. • Read and follow all directions for cooking/heating/microwaving packaged foods such as TV dinners, pot pies, casseroles, etc. • Keep hot foods hot (above 140 degrees F). Leftovers • Divide foods into small shallow containers to help foods cool quicker. • Put food directly in the refrigerator or freezer. • Never refrigerate one large pot of food or a whole turkey. • Do not leave foods out. Food such as potato salad and pasta salads will reach the “danger zone” before you know it. Use coolers and plenty of ice. For more information, call the USDA hotline at 888-674-6854.

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The news has have recently been full of and/or cooked food at the proper temperature. reported illnesses, alerts and recalls about • Never choose packages which are torn food products that are or may have been or leaking (even if they are frozen). contaminated with pathogens such as sal• Be sure cashiers and clerks put raw monella, listeria and E. coli. meat and poultry into a plastic bag so meat The Delaware Department of Agriculture is advising consumers that food safety juices will not cross-contaminate other foods. has to be a partnership — people at all • When ordering food from the deli destages of food preparation must all do their partment, be sure the clerk observes good part. sanitary practices such as no bare hand Initially, food safety is the responsibility of agricultural producers, food manufac- contact, hair restraints and clean surfaces. • Don’t buy turers and food cooked items that are processors that have The only way to be sure touching raw items in regulations and a display case. guidelines that must • Put refrigerated be followed. Howev- that ground beef is cooked to or frozen items in the er, consumers should shopping cart just betake steps to ensure fore going to the their own health and 160 degrees F throughout is checkout counter. safety as well. • Ask bagger to For example, the put raw foods in bags recent illnesses assoto use an accurate food therseparate from cooked ciated with E.colifoods and produce. contaminated ground beef could have been mometer. Proper cooking is a On the way home • Drive straight prevented by conhome from the marsumers if they had ket. followed the recomcritical in preventing many • If you live farmendations of the ther away than 30 USDA Food Safety minutes, put the food Inspection Service foodborne illnesses. in a cooler with ice. for safe food hanAt home - storage dling. Put perishable foods away first — imIf the ground beef had been cooked to a mediately. Assuming that the store wrap temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit (F) throughout, the E.coli bacteria would have on meat and poultry is clean and not torn, it’s best to leave a product in its original been killed. packaging to keep from introducing bacteThe only way to be sure that ground ria. For long-term freezer storage, overbeef is cooked to 160 degrees F throughout is to use an accurate food thermometer. wrap store packaging with clean plastic or aluminum foil for added protection from Proper cooking is a critical in preventing freezer burn. many foodborne illnesses. • Store raw meats on lower shelf and Most foodborne illnesses can be preprevent the leaking of juices on cooked vented by following safe food handling product and produce. recommendations such as the following: • Handle perishable food quickly and At the market get it into the oven or the refrigerator as • Be sure the market is displaying raw

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Is it good luck to spit on a baseball field? With equal affection for both teams, my husband and I thoroughYNN ARKS ly enjoyed the recently-ended World Series. I rooted for the ofMy daughter tells me that fense, my husband patiently exour brand new son-in-law, plained to me the intricacies of the defense — “Why didn’t he just a Connecticut native and throw the ball there?” I would realso a Red Sox fan, spent peatedly ask — and we both much of the third game cheered with the Red Sox and cried standing, shirtless, in front with the Rockies when the whole of the television. thing was over. There are those in my family, though, who watched the games tive and also a Red Sox fan, spent much of with more passion. My brother-in-law, a the third game standing, shirtless, in front longtime Red Sox fan, was eager for a sec- of the television. That game’s third inning, ond championship in four years for his during which the Sox scored six runs, team. caught him that way and superstitious And my daughter tells me that our baseball fan that he is, he would not allow brand new son-oin-law, a Connecticut na-



himself to move or put on a shirt lest their luck change. Of course, throughout the whole series, he wore his lucky Boston hat. I hope that the Red Sox appreciate everything he did to ensure their win. Living in a television’s no-man land as we do, my husband and I do not get to see many baseball games throughout the season. There are occasional Saturday-afternoon games that I catch but other than that, everything that we know about the season comes from the newspaper. That is too bad, because I love the slow pace of watching a baseball game. I enjoy the rhythm of it, the baseball banter, and I like getting to know the players. When I was in the seventh grade, and the Orioles were competing for the world title, I knew every player, how each one stood at the plate and how likely each was to smack one over the wall. That was in the days that baseball players still chewed tobacco, spitting juice all over the field as they went about their hitting, catching and throwing business. The players don’t chew tobacco much anymore, at least on camera, just as television characters don’t light up cigarettes in the middle of their conversations anymore. But the lack of tobacco on the field does not mean that there isn’t any spitting. During the dozen or so games that I watched in the run-up to the World Series and during the series itself, rare was the player who did not expectorate something into the dugout or onto the field.

What is it about baseball and spitting? Does the act of hitting a ball with a bat generate more saliva than do other activities? Does waiting to catch that same ball after it is hit somehow inhibit the ability to swallow that saliva? Maybe it is the stadium itself. Is just being there, in the shadows of Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Cal Ripken, enough to put the spitting muscles into action? Or maybe, in the world of luck-driven baseball, it is a matter of superstition. Maybe one player, once, spit before making an impossible catch or hitting a gamewinning homerun and players since have felt compelled to imitate him. I haven’t watched women’s softball enough to know if females, caught up in the same throwing, hitting and catching routines as baseball players, include spitting in those routines. But I have watched other kinds of sports, and don’t remember spitting being part of the action. Football players, perhaps, are inhibited by their facemasks, basketball players by the physics of saliva on hardwood. Soccer players, I would guess, are going too fast to think about spitting. And that, perhaps, is the answer. Baseball is a slow-moving game, and often there is not much else to do on the field but spit. Just like, when I am sitting on the couch watching, there is not much else to do but eat. Hand to bowl, potato chip to mouth, up to bat, swing and a miss, hand to bowl again. My love affair with baseball, explained.

WILDLIFE REFUGE HOLDS PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT. Delaware professional photographers recently judged the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Nature Photography Contest, sponsored by the Friends of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Nationally certified professional photographers Lisa Swartzentruber, David Koster and James Hill chose from more than 200 entries. Winners were announced at a reception on Sunday, Oct. 14, where an estimated 125 visitors viewed the photography exhibition. The exhibit will continue in the Refuge Auditorium until Nov. 15. For more information, call the refuge office at 684-8419.

4H volunteer training set for Nov. 17 The 2007 Delaware State 4-H Leader Forum will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the University of Delaware in Newark from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The purpose of the 4H volunteer forum is to reinforce curriculum skills with existing 4H volunteers and provide initial training to new adult volunteers entering the 4H community in Delaware. Last year, more than 63,000 youth participated in Delaware 4H Youth Development activities through local clubs, afterschool programs, overnight and day camping, school enrichment activities and special interest programming. In addition to the traditional agricultural curriculum that most people associate with 4H, the 105-year-old non-profit organization also emphasizes healthy living practices and science, engineering and

technology for youth. Communication skills are encouraged through such events as demonstration and public speaking contests and graphic and theater arts presentations. In addition to multi-level training, all Delaware 4H adult volunteers undergo a criminal background check. The $10 registration fee includes lunch and attendance to a choice of three educational workshops. The event qualifies for six hours with Delaware Child Care Licensing. Pre-registration is required by Nov. 5. For more information, contact Ernie López by phone at 856-2585, ext. 561, or by e-mail at A complete registration packet and the forum’s agenda can be found at .

John L. Downes, CLU, LUTCF Laurel, DE 19956 302-875-7591

G. Jane Drace, LUTCF Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-4000

Mark Rubino Laurel, DE 19956 302-875-7591



Community Bulletin Board Events Laurel Lions Club Walk for Sight

The Laurel Lions Club will hold their 20th annual “Pet Culver Memorial Journey for Sight” on Sunday, Nov. 4. The event will take place at Trap Pond State Park. Registration is at noon. The walk will begin at 1 p.m. (If there is inclement weather, the walk will be held at Laurel High School.) The walk is a fund raiser sponsored by the Laurel Lions Club. The funds generated are used for the purchase of eye exams, glasses, hearing aids, and diabetic needs. This year, the walk will be approximately five miles in length. Trophies and medals will be given out for outstanding individual achievement and team efforts. The Laurel Lions will host a picnic for the participants immediately following the walk. All clubs or organizations with teams of five or more will receive a 50 percent rebate on all money turned in on Nov. 4. This is an excellent opportunity for groups to raise money for their treasuries and help the local community via the Laurel Lions Club. For more information, call Lion Bob Martin at 875-1014.

Longaberger & Vera Bradley Bingo

The Delaware Storm 16U Baseball Team will be holding their 5th annual Bingo featuring Longaberger Baskets and Vera Bradley Bags. The event will take place on Wednesday Nov. 14 at the Georgetown Firehouse. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will start at 7 p.m. There will be door prizes, 50/50 tickets, raffles, Chinese auction and lots of food to eat. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please call Guy or Carol Wilkins 856-9058 or Alan or Debbie Shields 875-3174. Call now to reserve your ticket.

Model Railroad Club Open House

Over 5000 square feet of displays including 6 operating layouts in 4 different scales. Large white elephant table with plenty of train related bargains. Refreshments and snacks will be served and a chance to win one of three train sets being raffled. Admission is free (children under 12 must be accompanied by and adult). Camelot Hall, 103 East State St., Delmar. Saturday Dec. 1, 11 a.m-5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 2, noon-5 p.m.; 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.; Sunday, Jan. 20, noon-5 p.m. For more information call, 410-7429325 or 856-9250.

AARP fund raiser

Longaberger fundraiser/bake sale sponsored by AARP Chapter #5340 on Friday Nov. 16, and Saturday, Dec 8, at Georgetown Wal-Mart. Basket donations are $2 each or three for $5. For more information call 856-3404 or 945-1288. AARP Chapter #5340 scholarship fundraiser is the Longaberger 2007 Christmas Collection Sweets and Treats Bundle basket. Basket ticket donations are $2 each or 3 for $5 and are available until Dec. 20. For tickets contact any AARP member, or call 856-3404 or 945-1288.

Yard sale-bake sale

Laurel American Legion Auxiliary Unit #19 will hold a yard sale/bake sale, Nov. 10, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Laurel American Legion post, come rain or shine. Also hamburger and hotdogs on sale. All proceeds to benefit children and youth, and Veteran’s Affairs and Rehabilitation.

OLL Christmas Bazaar Nov. 10

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 532 Stein Highway, Seaford, will hold its Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 10, in the church hall, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be attic treasures, books, Christmas Crafts, furniture, jewelry, raffle tickets (drawn at 1 p.m.), a bake table, silent auction, toys, winter clothing, etc. Food will be available all day. Santa arrives at 10 a.m. You can tell him what you want and have a picture taken with him.

Fatigue Foiler Fitness Classes

Come join us in Fitness Classes, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. We start a 6-week session the week of Nov. 12 and meet in St. John’s UMC Fellowship Hall in Seaford (sponsored by St. John’s but open to the public). Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning stretching, high/low aerobic class. 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 22-year, AFAA-certified, fitness professional, Carol Lynch 629-7539

Citizens of the Year Banquet

The Laurel Chamber of Commerce Banquet to honor the Citizens of the Year and Business Person of the Year will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at The House at Bargain Bill’s in Laurel. Social time will be from 6-6:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at Payroll Plus, 1014 S. Central Ave., in Laurel, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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. Eligibility requirements: must be 18 years or over, a U.S. resident, and registered with the Selective Service (if male) to apply. Seating is limited. For more information, contact Ann Morris, 856-7761, ext. 166.

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

the conference room. Come in and remember the past of Georgetown and help us put names to faces that might be forever forgotten. 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. Movie night for November is Nov. 2. For movie title and more information call the library at 856-7958. •The library and Delaware Hospice will be giving an informative presentation on “What is the Hospice all about?” on Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. For more information call the library at 856-7958.

Mennonite School Fall sale

The Greenwood Mennonite School will hold its annual Fall Benefit Sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the school. The day begins with an all-you-can-eat breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the sale at 9:30 a.m. featuring both live and silent auctions. Autographed items, crafts, comforters and quilts, gift certificates, theme baskets from the various classes at the school, and many wonderful items donated by local businesses will be auctioned. In addition, baked goods will be sold throughout the day, and delicious lunch items and a kids Christmas shop will be available. The Greenwood Mennonite School is located at 12802 Mennonite

Longaberger Basket Bingo

Laureate Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Pi Sorority will be sponsoring a Longaberger Baskets and Pampered Chef Bingo on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Seaford Moose Lodge #1728, 22759 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. Doors open at 6 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance; or $25 at the door. Refreshments will be available. For tickets call Debbie at 629-8633. We are a non-profit organization. This is the fundraiser for the benefit of the “Hospice Festival of Trees.”

Portsville UM Women Bazaar

Portsville United Methodist Women Church Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 3, threemiles west of Laurel, Portsville Road and Dogwood Lane, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch available from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.: serving: oyster fritters, chicken salad, vegetable beef soup, hotdogs, pies, homemade bakery items. White Elephant table. Tickets on sale for a raffle. Carry outs available. For more information call 8751028.

Acorn Club President’s Social

The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having its President’s Social at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on Nov. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. The hostess is Karen Brunken and her committee.

Chocolate Bliss Cooking Show

Chocolate Bliss Cooking Show hosted by DFDLA on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., at Delmar Fire Department. RSVP by Nov. 6, (410) 896-2275. Come get into the holiday spirit with the third annual Pampered Chef Dessert Show fundraiser. Door prizes, new products, and delectable Chocolate Desserts! Hope you can make it.


Super Bingo Every Tuesday! Please remember our veterans on Nov. 11 th

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

TIMES Doors Open 5:00 p.m. Games 6:45 p.m.


Bonanza Game $1000.00 Jackpot!


Tuesday Night Delmar VFW Bingo 200 W. State St., Delmar, MD

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Join Us For DINNER 1st & 3rd Fridays, Starting at 6 p.m.

MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 1 - 7, 2007 School Road in Greenwood. From U.S. 13, go east on Rt. 16, left on Rt. 36 and right on Mennonite School Road. Parking is free and there is no admission fee. For more information, call (302) 349-4131.

Adult Plus+ program craft show

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the 24th Annual Craft & Art Fair, hosted by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, on Friday, Nov. 9, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the William A. Carter Partnership Center. More than 100 crafters from several states will offer everything from floral arrangements, country gifts, woodwork, and ceramics to needlework, jewelry, dolls, clothing, and more. Admission is free; there will be door prizes and refreshments. For more information, call the Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

Capt. John Smith explorations

Dr. Michael Scott of SU’s Geography and Geoscience Department, in his presentation, “Captain John Smith and His Chesapeake Bay Explorations in 1608,” discusses Smith’s journey, which he has re-mapped using modern geographic information system technology. Presentations are: Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 2:30 p.m. Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, (RSVP to Dixie Carlisle 628-5631). Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. - Scarborough Student Leadership Center, SU campus. For more information about the classes or an annual membership visit the “Learn with SU” Web site at

Financial Planning classes

EST Financial Group is offering a financial planning class entitled, “When Giving It Away Makes More Sense Than Selling It.” The class, scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19, is open to the public and is offered free of charge. The class will be held in the Hayman Meeting Room at the Delmar Public Library. The Delmar Public Library is located at 101 North Bi-State Boulevard in Delmar. The class will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes with time for questions during and after the class. Attendees may look forward to interactive and informative sessions. Presenting the topic will be Samuel F. Slabaugh, Sr. Mr. Slabaugh is a Certified Financial Planner™ Professional with EST Financial Group of Delmar. Pre-registration is required: to reserve your seat, contact Carol Greene at 302-846-9201 or 877584-1944 today.

Make your own Christmas cards

Prepare your cards early. Enjoy a day of card making at the Stevens Classroom (Nanticoke Memorial Hospital) Nov. 10. Two sessions available: 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 pm. With your registration fee ($25) you’ll be learning to make 20 Christmas Cards and receive envelopes. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 25. Call Jessica at 6293279 to register today! Space is limited.

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. (Closed on school holidays.) Call Anna Scovell at 856-5239 for more information.

Ruritan’s Ham and Turkey Shoot

The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, Nov 17, (rain date Nov. 24) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road. Directions: 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection). Refreshments will be available for sale. (If rain dates are cancelled, we will go to next shoot.) For possible cancellations call 302-422-2948 or cell 302-249-7025.

Concert & Auction

A Benefit Concert for George Wingate and a live and silent auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 6-10 p.m. at Heritage Shores Club, Bridgeville. George Wingate grew up in Laurel and graduated from Laurel High School. He served as an Army Field Medic in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970, received several medals including the Purple Heart Cluster, Bronze Star Cluster, and was a M14/M16 Expert. He has worked for DuPont/Invista/Koch Industries for 40 years (and counting). George and his wife, Sylvia (Hall) and their son, Tyler, continue to reside in Laurel. George was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer in July, 2007. His treatment needs include radiation, chemotherapy and surgery to aid his recovery. Please help us raise the funds necessary for his treatment. The concert of great Gospel Music will feature: Cross County Band, The Lights of Home, and Gospel Café. Tickets are $15 (minimum donation). Seating will be theatre style – first come-first serve. Tickets are available at the following locations: Bethel Worship Center, Seaford; Gospel Café at Centenary Church in Laurel on Saturday evenings; O’Neal Brothers, Inc., Laurel; This ‘N’ That Country Store, Laurel; Barton’s Southern States, Seaford; and Tull’s Christian Book Shop, Seaford. Donations may be made at any Bank of Delmarva branch. Make checks payable to: BWC/FBO George Wingate. All proceeds go to George Wingate to cover medical expenses.

Seaford Class of 1987 Reunion

The Seaford Class of 1987 is preparing for their reunion and are seeking classmates. If you are a member of the class or are aware of the location of a member, please e-mail their information to or call 6287870. The reunion event will be held Friday, Nov. 23, from 7-11 p.m. at the Seaford Golf and Country Club.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party, Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 to 10 p.m., at St. Philips Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, featuring Tony Windsor. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased in advance at St. Philips, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. until noon, or at the door. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Parade participants wanted

The Santa Claus Committee is seeking entrants for the annual Federalsburg Christmas Parade, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. This year’s theme is Peace on Earth and will honor the men and women who are serving in the military. Rain date is Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Entry forms and parade guidelines are available at the Federalsburg Town Of-


fice at 118 North Main St. or on-line at For more information call 410-754-8157.

Preschoolers Storytime

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

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 or call 302-739-1960.

Hearn’s Pond area. Among the issues discussed were the historical marker for the mill at Hearn’s Pond, the Hearn’s Pond Dam study, traffic issues, and National Wildlife Federation Community progress. The group’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.

Widowed Persons meet

The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned entertainment will be “Trio” Ole Time Gospel Singers from Shiloh Community Church. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us - we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc., that we do.

NARFE meeting

Senior Center Red Hat Ladies

The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold their next meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 at noon with lunch at the Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. This month’s program will be presented by Ms. Ruth Ellen Miller. For more information, or to become a member, please contact Les Martens at 629-9789.


Equine Council to meet

Help the Red Hat’s raise funds by participating in their Christmas Money 50/25/25 Give Away. Chances are only $1 each or six chances for $5. Chances will be sold by the Red Hat members and at the front desk of the Nanticoke Senior Center until Dec. 17. Open to the public need not be present to win.

H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting

The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn’s Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization, met to discuss issues concerning the

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A meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be held Monday, Nov 19, 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library. This will be a short meeting and election of officers for 2008. All those interested in horses are welcome. For info contact Nyle 422-4094 or Peggy 629-5233.


2008 Morning Star Publications is producing a Community Profile & Membership Directory for the Laurel Chamber of Commerce. The full-color glossy magazine will showcase the Town of Laurel, past, present and future. The magazine will be a great tool for recruiting new residents and business people to the area. Copies will be distributed to Realtors and will be included in information packets sent out by the Laurel Chamber. Products and services of Laurel Chamber members will be listed.

Call 629-9788 today to be a part of this full color, glossy magazine! or email sales@ Payment Plans Available * Deadline Nov. 5 Publication Date: January 2008


MOAA meeting

The Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announces its November meeting. The meeting will be Nov. 20. MOAA is a nonprofit veterans’ association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors.

Genealogical Society meets

The Sussex County Genealogical Society meets the third Saturday of each month between September and May. The meetings are held at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library’s upstairs meeting room and begin at 10:30 a.m. The Society’s web site is

Marine Corps League

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

Sons of Confederate Veterans

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

Trap Pond Partners

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

Cancer Support Group

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


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

Coast Guard Auxiliary

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

Trips Christmas Spectacular

Seaford Recreation’s 16th annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular is scheduled for Sunday, Dec 2. The cost is $130. Call or come into the office to reserve tickets 629-6809.

Sight and Sound trip

Nanticoke Senior Center’s Sight and sound Trip presents: Voices of Christmas, at Living Waters Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., on Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. Cost: $80 members, and $85 non-members. Price includes: Motor coach transporta-

MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 1 - 7, 2007 tion and tip for driver, box lunch from the center, and dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. For questions, call 629-4939.

Christmas trip

Laurel Senior Center will have a Christmas trip to Wilmington Grand Opera House to see a show: “Home for The Holidays” with The Three Little Bakers, on Nov. 29. Cost is $60 which includes show, transportation, buffet meal and gratuity. For more information call 875-2536.

Food Breakfast Cafe

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

MMH Bazaar and luncheon

Methodist Manor House located at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford will host its annual Holiday Shop Bazaar and chicken salad luncheon on Friday, Nov. 2. The Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The luncheon is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $6.50. Carry outs are available. Crafts, quilting items, woodworking, holiday decorations, bake table, etc. The Thrift Shop and the Pineapple Boutique will also be open. For more information call, 628-5631.

Bake sale and bazaar

Nanticoke Senior Center’s annual bake sale and bazaar, will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Delicious baked goods, homemade crafts, yard sale items, and handmade Quilt Raffle Tickets (winning ticket will be chosen at the anniversary celebration, March 18, 2008.) Tables for rent: $5 members, $10 non-members. Sign up to volunteer a 629-4939.

CHEER hosting dinner club

Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center every Wednesday evening for our weekly dinner club. The CHEER Greenwood Center is located at 12713 Sussex Hwy., Greenwood, and the public is welcomed. Each week there will be a delicious dinner offered for the price of $4 per person for individuals over 60+ years. For more information call the center at 302349-5237 or visit the CHEER website at

DuPont Golden Girls luncheon

The Annual DuPont Golden Girls Luncheon will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m., at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. For reservations call Connie Keene at 629-3377, or Jackie Davis at 875-7625.

Roast beef dinner

Mount Olivet United Methodist Women of Seaford, present their annual roast beef dinner on Friday, Nov 9, from 5 until 7 p.m. This scrumptious homemade dinner will be served family style in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Olivet UMC (downtown Seaford). Take-Outs will be available. The menu includes: (all freshly prepared) roast beef, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, assorted baked goods and more. Simultaneously, a Silent Auction will be held to raise money for our Missions. Adult cost is $8.50 each, Student cost is $4.50 each and children five and under eat free. Tickets will be available at the door.

Bridgeville VFC Fall dinner

Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 65th annual Fall Dinner — roast beef ‘n’ dumplings with all the trim-

mings, plus dessert — at the Bridgeville Fire Hall on Sunday, Nov. 4. Serving from noon to 5 p.m. Cost for children under 12, $3; pre-school children are free, and adults, $9. A complete carry-out service will be in operation from the engine room. Containers and carry-out trays furnished. All carry-outs available at $9 each.

Soup and sandwich luncheon

On Saturday, Nov. 10, a soup/sandwich luncheon will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Neal’s School Road, Oak Grove, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eat-in or carry- out, several varieties of soup and desserts. Call Lucy Slacum 629-7117 for details. Everyone welcome.

Potluck supper

On Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m., a Potluck Supper will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Neal’s School Road, Oak Grove. Bring a covered dish and enjoy an evening of live karaoke music. For details call Jerry Butler, 629-6319. Everyone welcome.

Ruritan Club breakfast

All-you-care-to-eat Sunday Breakfast Buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month, October to June, 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup, and sticky buns. This month it will be held Nov. 25.

Blades Fire Hall breakfast

There will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast, Nov. 4, from 8 till 11 a.m., at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and Fifth streets in Blades. Cost is adults $7, children $3. For more information call Jewell Chaffinch at 629-6904. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Fire Company.

Spaghetti dinner

On Friday, Nov. 16, the Sussex Tech Key Club and Greater Millsboro Kiwanis Club will host an all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction from 5-7 p.m. at the Sussex Technical High School Cafeteria on Rt. 9 west of Georgetown. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under age 12. The dinner and silent auction will benefit programs for local children and youth. The Greater Millsboro Kiwanis Club sponsors the Key Club at Sussex Tech, and both organizations raise funds to improve health and education for children, plus other important community service projects. Silent Auction items will be awarded at 6:45 p.m. the evening of the event. For more information, call the Millsboro Kiwanis Club at 302-934-8424.

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.

Heritage Day Downtown Delmar Saturday, November 10 9 am ‘til 6 pm FIRE ENGINE RIDES


OPENING CEREMONIES 10 am BRICK PLACEMENT 12 pm PIE EATING CONTEST 2 pm PUMPKIN ROLL CRUISING IN DELMAR CAR SHOW CARRIAGE RIDES Registration 10 am to 12 pm Awards at 2 pm $5 per vehicle NEEDLE IN THE HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT 1 pm HAYSTACK Registration 10 am to 12 pm $10 per team 50/50 prize Sports Nut Pub

Fun To Be Had By All!! Lions Club Hamburgers and French Fries Kiwanis Club Oyster Sandwiches

VENDOR SPACES STILL AVAILABLE. Call 302-462-5011 Sponsored by Delmar Revitalization Committee




Education Brandywine educator is state’s teacher of the year

From left, Owens Campus Dean of Instruction Dr. June Turansky, Child Development Center program director Laurie Beauchamp, John Hollis from Nemours, Verna Thompson from the Delaware Department of Education and Judi Sciple, assistant to the campus director for the Owens Campus, stand in front of the center’s new playground equipment.

Del Tech College dedicates playground Officials from Nemours Health & Prevention Services, as well as from Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, recently dedicated new playground equipment at the Owens Campus’ Child Development Center. The new equipment, which fosters strenuous activity within a stimulating environment, was made possible through the support of Nemours and the Delaware Department of Education. The playground helps emphasize the message of healthy eating and physical activities and works to strengthen the 5-2-1-

Almost None! healthy living initiative of the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition, of which Nemours and Delaware Tech are both members. The Owens Campus facility is one of four early care and education centers in Delaware serving as test sites for the healthy living initiative. The Child Development Center, which focuses on the development of a child as a whole person from infancy through school age, celebrated its 10th anniversary in June.

Education Briefs Teachers to gather to talk about ways to improve state test scores

To work to improve state test scores in their schools, Sussex County teachers are holding SCORES, a two-part professional development workshop focusing on helping students improve their reading and writing scores. Middle school and high school English and language arts department chairmen from throughout Sussex County will meet at Seaford High School Friday, Nov. 9, from 7:45 a.m. till noon. They will talk about ways to improve test scores. At the conclusion of the workshop, the concerns of each district will be forwarded to presenters in preparation for SCORES II, the second of the two workshops. Registration fee is $50, which includes breakfast and lunch. To register contact Doug Brown by e-mail at dbrown@

Safe Kids names winners

Each year, Sussex Safe Kids recognizes individuals and organizations that promote the safety of Sussex County’s young people. The Community Partner Award went

to Bishop Israel Figueroa, of the Church of God Maratha, Seaford, for his dedication to promoting the safety to children within the Hispanic community. The Individual Star Award winner was Huey West of Del Tech’s automotive technology department, who spearheaded an effort to build a simulator to promote vehicle restraint safety. The Sussex County 4H were winners of the Organization Award for their continued support and promotion to Sussex Safe Kids Activities.

High school plans open house

Delmarva Christian High School, Georgetown, will hold an open house Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the DCHS campus. Visitors will meet DCHS staff, students and parents and have the opportunity to discuss the school’s curriculum.

Sussex Tech to hold open house

Sussex Technical High School will hold an eighth-grade open house Saturday, Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. All eighth graders and parent(s)/guardian(s) are invited to tour the facilities and meet the teachers.

Courtney Fox, a first-grade teacher at Mount Pleasant Elementary School in Wilmington with ten years of teaching experience, all in the Brandywine School district, has been chosen as Delaware’s Teacher of the Year for 2008. Following her graduation from the University of Delaware, Fox began teaching kindergarten at the Pierre S. DuPont Elementary School. In 1999, she started teaching first grade at Mount Pleasant Elementary, where she has remained since. Also in 2004, Fox began working with Brandywine School district’s gifted and talented program. The process of selecting Delaware’s Teacher of the Year consists of in-class observations, portfolio reviews and a con-

sideration of finalists by a representative panel. Local nominees were: Delmar - Mark B. Quillen, Delmar Middle and Senior High School, grades 9-12, physical education; Laurel - Linda R. Rubino, Paul L. Dunbar Elementary, kindergarten; Seaford - Gary Zoll, Seaford Middle, grade 8, social studies; Sussex Tech - Bryan S. Denbrock, Sussex Technical High School, grades 10 and 11, social studies; and Woodbridge - Jill Elaine Krause, Phillis Wheatley Middle School, grade 5, social studies. The remaining school district candidates will each receive a personal grant of $2,000.

Del Tech to host conference for early childhood educators The 11th annual “Enhancing a Child’s World Conference” is Saturday, Nov. 17, at Delaware Tech in Georgetown. Topics will include pediatric first aid, CPR, selfesteem, language and literacy, story time, changing relationships, healthy habits, engaging fathers, playtime and vocabulary

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development. If applicable, training hours approved by the Office of Child Care Licensing will be awarded at the end of the conference. The conference fee is $30 and includes lunch. Registration deadline is Nov. 10. For more information, call 854-6966.



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

Harvest Bible Fun Day Harvest Bible Fun Day will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 17249 Phillips Hill Road in Laurel on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be fun and fellowship activities for all ages. The day will include Bible lessons, music, games, crafts, lunch and a hayride. Everyone is invited. To register, please call the Church at 875-7715.

Church Walk-a-thon On Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church is sponsoring the third annual church walk-athon. Eighty percent of the net proceeds will go to the church and twenty percent to the American Heart Association. Last year, following this event, the church donated $1300 to charity and this year they hope to double that amount. In order to reduce our expenses, the church is seeking donations of T-shirts, bottled water, hot dogs, hot dog buns, soft drinks, ice chips, etc., for the participants. In return, your business will be listed as a sponsor on the T-shirts. The walk will begin and end at the

church. Only four miles around the great city of Seaford. Please contact Ethel Fountain at 628-3289 for more information.

Middle school conference More than 3,500 middle school students and youth leaders from Maryland and adjoining states will experience a life-changing weekend at the ALIVE 2007:Transform 12/2 youth conference, Friday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Ocean City, Md. Convention Center. Alive 2007 is $75 per person and hotel accommodations are available for an additional fee. For a free leader’s information packet, call 1-877-896-3802 or view the information online at

The Mission of Hope The Mission needs people with grant writing or program development experience for a not-for-profit organization. Call Mission Administrator Paul Alexander for details. The Mission also accepts vehicle donations that can return a tax deduction and the good feeling that comes from helping those in need. Please contact the Mission at 629-2559, or you can e-mail the Mission at SeafordMission@Verizon.Net, or write to Seaford Mission, PO Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973.

Benefit for St. George’s UMC A Gospel Concert being held at St. George’s United Methodist Church, Laurel on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7-9 p.m. Christian music presented by “The King’s Ambas-

sadors,” Salisbury; “Sounds of Joy Trio,” Laurel; and “Jerry Jones,” Seaford. Come out for an evening of God’s joy and old fashioned fellowship. For more information, call 875-2273.

Women dinner and auction

Mount Olivet United Methodist Women of Seaford, present their annual Roast Beef Dinner on Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. This homemade dinner will be served family style in the fellowship hall of Mt. Olivet UMC (Downtown Seaford.) Takeout will be available. A Silent Auction will be held to raise money for our Missions. Adult cost is $8.50 each. Student cost is $4.50 each and children five and under eat free. Tickets will be available at the door.

‘Inward Beauty’

Join us for a special evening set aside just for women, on Sunday evening Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m., at Greenwood United Methodist Church, corner of N. Church and Market streets, Greenwood. Worship music led by: Kim Willey of “Abundant Joy.” Guest speaker: Kathy James, nurse practitioner and pastor's wife. Refreshments served afterwards. Call Terri Rogers if you have any questions at 628-1747.

Pastoral Aide Service Nov. 25 The pastoral aide committee of All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries will have a service on Nov. 25, at 5 p.m. The Guest Preacher will be Rev. Rosie L. Edwards of Tabernacle of Prayer of Salisbury, Md.

Should you have any questions feel free to contact the church at 875-7772. “A ministry where Everybody is Somebody & Jesus Christ is Lord of All”

Messiah tickets now on sale The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney and the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Julien Benichou will present Handel’s Messiah on Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at Eagles Nest Fellowship Church, off Rt. 1 in Milton. This is the first time the choral group has collaborated with the Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra of Towson, Md. and this year will only be giving one performance. Tickets, which are $25 for the general audience and $15 for students, are being sold at Puzzles in Lewes and Browseabout Books in Rehoboth or by calling 645-2013.

Ministries third anniversary On Dec. 7-9, All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries will be celebrating its third anniversary. This Year’s Theme is “Praise is the way, we say thanks.” Guest preachers are Pastor Helena Bailey of Kingdom Life Family Ministries of Millsboro; Apostle Richard Scott of Grow in Grace Worship Center of Delmar, Md.; Rev. Annette P. Wilson of Cathedral of Love AUMP of Salisbury, Md. Friday and Saturday services begin at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 5 p.m. Should you have any questions feel free to contact the church at 875-7772; or email awolministry@ Pastor Randy and Elect Lady Lorrie Jones, Host Pastors.

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

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

St. John’s United Methodist Church Pine & Poplar Sts., Seaford 302-629-9466 E-mail: NURSERY & HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

SUNDAY WORSHIP 8:30 & 11:15 am Traditional 9:45 Sunday School 9:50 am Contemporary Come as you are… and be transformed in the love of Christ!

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

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


1010 S. Central Ave., Laurel Phone: 875-7748 Donny Weimar, Minister Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Bible Study: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m. In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Rev. Fred Duncan Church: 875-4233 Parsonage: 875-3398 Sunday Services: 8:30am Praise 9:30am Sunday School,11am Worship


Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching Youth Group Sunday 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 Holy Eucharist with Healing and Church School ~ Sunday @ 9:30 am

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

94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956


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

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

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

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

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

Christian Church of Seaford Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298 Minister: John Herbst SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 10:30 Wed. Night Service & (Nursery & Jr. Church) Youth Groups 7:00 p.m. A Firm Foundation • A Sure Hope • An Unending Love



A time for prayer By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford


Laurel Wesleyan Church

Allow me to take personal liberty in a way I seldom have in my God doesn’t want numerous years writing this coltragedy to cause us to umn. On September 10, 2007 Rev. live in fear, but we Dan and Shelley Berry were Tshould be instructed boned by a car traveling at a high rate of speed in their home town of by tragedy to live in Conyers, GA. Rev. Berry, who is a District Superintendent in the Wes- gratefulness. leyan Church, suffered significant injuries and broken bones, but is and present our needs to him. making a solid recovery. Unfortunately, Beyond the power of prayer, such a sithis wife of over 25 years, Shelley, has uation stirs a few other thoughts to mind, been in a coma since the accident and they doesn’t it? First, I am reminded that many are still waiting for her to “awaken.” things I fuss about really aren’t that big of During this entire ordeal, Dan and the a deal. There is always someone, more family have leaned hard on God to sustain close-by than you think, carrying a heavier them, give them hope, and provide them cross than you are today. Oh, how I need wisdom. Sadly, as life-altering events can to keep my problems in perspective. be, the situation is multi-faceted and beSecond, I need to thank God for every comes more complex as time progresses. “regular day” I get. Life has no guaranThe Berrys face some imminent time limi- tees. Tomorrow it could be my wife or tations on their health insurance coverage my child on that bed. God doesn’t want and are soon faced with a choice to either tragedy to cause us to live in fear, but we bring her home, where skilled 24-hour should be instructed by tragedy to live in care would be required, or send her to a gratefulness. facility that is uncovered by their insurFinally, I am reminded that God is ultiance and runs $2,000.00 a day. mately in charge. How virtually powerAs you can imagine, these options less I am when it comes to some of the present a dilemma that an already overbiggest things in life. I breathe today bewhelmed family can hardly find their way cause God willed it before I ever did. I through. As I read their daily journal, the will sleep today and rise tomorrow mornone thing they ask for repeatedly is the ing because God chose to animate me for prayer of people of faith. another day. I know you have many important How thankful I am that I am not the things in your life, but if periodically you boss of the universe. I am quite certain could take a minute and lift the Berrys to the world would be a mess in the first 10 the Lord, we are hopeful he will respond seconds if I was in charge. to the aggregate prayers of his people. So, Sovereign Lord, lead us on. And We know He is already listening and he Lord, please awaken Shelley this day and cares, we are simply working to be obedirestore this family to health within your ent to his instruction to continually pray perfect will. Thanks be to God.

Pastor’s Harvest Home events

Booker Street, Church of God, Bishop Marvin L. Morris Sunday, Nov. 4 at 4:30 p.m. - Pastor Anna Jane Custis, of St. John 2nd Baptist Church, Millsboro. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. - Min. Frank Gibbs, Calvary Pentecostal Church, Bishopville, Md. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m. - the

Rev. Isaac Ross, Milford, Revival Center, Milford. Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. - the Rev. Donovan Jenkins, Devine Destiny Church of God, Bridgeville. Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. - Pastor Sarah Cannon, Word Alive Ministries, Harrington. Sunday, Nov. 11, at 4:30 p.m. - Bishop Marion L. Hendricks, Pentecostal Church of God Millsboro.

Tony Windsor’s CDs Would Make Great Gifts! “Grace of Ages” CD: Tony Windsor’s new CD captures classic spiritual hymns, including “How Great Thou Art” and “The Old Rugged Cross,” along with the powerful southern gospel sounds of “Swing Down Sweet Chariot,” “Bosoms of Abraham” and much, much more. Get your copy now at the Seaford Star office for only $5.00.

“A Few Old Friends” CD:

This 20-song CD captures country music in its traditional style. From such classics as George Jones, Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, Marty Robbins, Doug Stone, Conway Twitty, Elvis Presley and more. Only a limited number left. Available at the Seaford Star office, Stein Hwy. Or call 302-236-9886. Only $5.00


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




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

302-629-8434 • 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 Pastor: Rev. Timothy P. Jones

Wed. Bible Study & Sunday Morning Worship & Children’s Children’s Discovery Club 7:00 PM Ministries 10:00 AM “Flowing in Power and Love to a Parched and Thirsty World”

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


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


The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 • Rev. Edward J. Laremore, Sr. 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 • 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

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.


Obituaries Rachel A. Richardson, 89

Rachel A. Richardson of Federalsburg, Md. passed away Friday, October 26, 2007 at Delmar Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Delmar, DE. Born in Spartansburg, PA on April 6, 1918, she was the daughter of Adrian and Josephine Jaggi Bryant. Mrs. Richardson’s family moved from Pennsylvania to Federalsburg when she was two years old. She attended Federalsburg High School. She married Andrew A. Richardson Sr. on Rachel Richardson January 29, 1934. She was a devoted homemaker and worked for Fox’s Department Store in Federalsburg. She was a member of the Federalsburg Volunteer Fire Company Ladies’ Auxillary. She is survived by two sons, Andrew “Drew” Richardson Jr. and his wife Sherry of Federalsburg; Bryant Richardson and his wife Carol of Seaford; a son-in-law, Jimmy Sullivan of Federalsburg; two nieces, Lois Hudson of Bethany Beach, and June Truitt and husband Jimmy Truitt of Federalsburg; and one nephew, Adrian Meade and wife Alice of Millsboro. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Andrew Richardson Sr., who passed away on October 29, 1978, by her daughter, Jo Ann Sullivan, who passed away in November 2006; by two sisters, Ellen Meade and Betty Harper; by a brother, Charles Bryant; by a nephew, Buddy Meade, and by a great grandchild, Moriah Sutton. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Williamson Funeral Home, 311 South Main Street, Federalsburg, with the Rev. Otis Seese of the Glory Land Tabernacle officiating. Internment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Federalsburg. To send notes of condolence or for more information visit

Charles W. Patterson, Jr.

Charles W. Patterson, Jr. of Laurel passed away on Oct. 24, 2007 at LifeCare at Lofland Park in Seaford. He is a son of Ethel Newell Patterson of Snow Hill, Md., and the late Charles W. Patterson, Sr. He had lived in Baltimore, Virginia and Salisbury. He retired from working in the maintenance department at Carvel Gardens in Laurel. Besides his father, he was preceded in death by his wife Faye Patterson, who passed in 2002. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a son, Ernest F. “Doc” Patterson and his wife Connie of Laurel; a daughter Kim Nguyen and her husband Hoa of Ashburn, Va; and six grandchildren. A memorial graveside service was held


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

in Pittsville Cemetery on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The Rev. Sam McWilliams officiated. Arrangements by the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, 70 West St., Laurel.

Dorothy S. Disharoon, 88

Dorothy S. Disharoon of Seaford, formerly of Delmar, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. At the time of her death she was surrounded by her family. Mrs. Disharoon was the daughter of the late Joseph and Edith Small. She was born in Delmar, Md. and lived her life in this area. Dorothy married John M. Disharoon on April 2, 1942. Her greatest pride and joy was her marriage to John and the success of her children. As a young woman, she was active in sports. She loved playing volleyball. She enjoyed camping with her family and friends. She was an active member of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Delmar for many years. Dorothy’s primary occupation was raising her family. She had employment outside of her family at Montgomery Wards, Citizen’s Gas and as a teacher’s aide at the Delmar School. She also helped her son Stephen establish “The Drug Store” in Hurlock by working as a clerk on Saturdays for many years. Dorothy was passionate about her community and she and her husband, John, worked countless hours at the Senior Center in Laurel. In recent years she and John lived at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Frederick Disharoon and his wife Patricia, and Stephen Disharoon; two grandchildren, Ricky Disharoon and his wife, Sherry and Dawn Rothermel and her husband, Danny; six great-grandchildren, Ryan, Jaclyn, Mollie, Whitney, Zoe and Bay; and one great-great grandchild, Colin. A funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 29, at the Short Funeral Home, Delmar, where family and friends called prior to the service. The Rev. Dr. R. Jervis Cooke officiated. Interment followed the services at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Delmar. The gentleman who served as the casket bearers were, Ricky Disharoon, Ryan Disharoon, Danny Rothermel, Bob Martin, Tinsley Meekins, Leonard Zeller and Wayne Walbert. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Delmar Fire Department, P.O. Box 143, Delmar, DE 19940. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

LaMar W. Weatherly, 75

LaMar W. Weatherly of Seaford died on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007 at Genesis Elder Care, Seaford Center. Mr. Weatherly retired from the Penco Corporation in 1998, where he worked in sales. He was a Navy Veteran of the Korean War. His wife, Barbara A. Weatherly died

in 2005. Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear De. The family suggests donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Memorial Processing Center, 625 West Ridge Pike, Suite A100, Conshohocken, PA 19428. Arrangements were handled by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford, DE.

Louise M. Monaco, 94

Louise M. Monaco of Seaford died on Friday, Oct. 26, 2007 at Genesis Elder Care, Seaford Center. Mrs. Monaco operated Monaco’s Restaurant and Grocery Store in Seaford with her husband Frank. She was an excellent baker of pies and cakes. Louise was a life member of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. Her husband, Frank Monaco died in 1998. She is survived by her son, Jeffrey L. Monaco and his fiancée Brenda Hoopes of Lewes, two grandchildren, Brandon and Sean Monaco. Funeral Services were on Monday, Oct. 29, at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford, where friends called prior to the services. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. The family suggests donations may be made to the First State Community Action Agency, P O Box 877, Georgetown, DE 19947, Att: Jerry Horsey.

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.)

Jeremy Allen Love, 24

Jeremy Allen Love of Seaford, died on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007 after being involved in a car accident near Federalsburg, Md. Jeremy worked for Invista in Seaford. He was the son of Augustus Love of Hurlock, Md. and the late Linda Tull Love. He is also survived by his fiancée, Joanna Perez of Seaford, his grandmother, Mary Ellen Tull of Seaford, his grandfather and step-grandmother, Haines and Verleada Tull of Seaford, and a sister, Veronica Love of Delmar. Funeral Services are Thursday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m., at the Cranston Funeral Home, 300 N. Shipley St, Seaford where friends may call from 1 to 2. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Virginia Elizabeth Austin Smith, 78

Virginia Elizabeth Austin Smith of Delmar, formerly of Seaford, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2007 at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Delmar. Born in Seaford, a daughter of Addie Chaffinch and Clarence Austin, she was a trimmer at the former Gant Shirt Factory in Seaford, retiring in 1996. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Eugene Smith, Sr. in 1980 and a sister, Sally Garris in 2003. She is survived by a son, Harold E. Smith, Jr., Harrisonburg, Va.; a daughter, Wanda Kennedy, Federalsburg, Md.; two granddaughters, Laura Smith of Harrisonburg, Va. and Tina Tullier of Atlanta, Ga.,

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 Minister of Music: Rev. David James


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

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • 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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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 1 - 7, 2007 and two great-grandchildren, Brittany and Joshua Tullier. A graveside service was held Monday, Oct. 29, in Blades Cemetery, Blades. Arrangements were handled by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Rada Catherine Lewis, 80

Rada Catherine Lewis of Laurel died on Oct. 26, 2007 at Green Valley Terrace, Millsboro. She was born in Pittsville, Md. a daughter of Chester Wootten and Daisey Hudson Wootten. Mrs. Lewis was a homemaker. She was a cheerful lady who was devoted to her children and grandchildren. Her summer highlight was attending Carey’s Camp Revival meetings, which she attended faithfully since she was a child. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Alvin P. Lewis in 2000. She is survived by a son, Preston A. Lewis of Georgetown; and two daughters, Barbara Hearn and her husband, Arnold of Laurel, and Linda Lewis of Salisbury, Md. She is also survived by one brother, Jack Wootten of Greenwood, and two sisters, Gertrude Bradford of Salisbury and Anna Lee Robinson of Bethel. Five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive her. A graveside service was in Carey’s Cemetery in Millsboro on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Viewing was private. She was interned following the service. Pastor Chuck Reynolds officiated at the service. Contributions may be made to the Carey’s Camp Building Fund, c/o Ralph Dorey, 22750 Carey’s Camp Road, Millsboro, DE 19966.


Smyrna opens memorial garden at rest area Secretary of Transportation Carolann Wicks recently joined Lieutenant Governor John Carney and officials from the Department of Safety and Homeland Security, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) – Chesapeake Region, the Brandywine Hundred Chapter of The Compassionate Friends, various local and elected officials, as well as friends and family of victims of Delaware traffic fatalities, to officially dedicate the Delaware Highway Memorial Garden at the Smyrna Rest Area. “The garden is unique in that it is the first garden of its type nationwide to remember the victims of various types of traffic fatalities statewide,” states Secretary of Transportation Carolann Wicks. The Memorial Garden was created in response to the many requests DelDOT receives regarding the legality and placement of roadside memorials. Roadside memorials are illegal under Delaware’s Clear Zone Safety Law, and at times pose a safety hazard to motorists. By ordering an engraved brick, the garden will provide a personal, safe and permanent way to remember a loved one. The garden will provide families of lost loved ones the opportunity to enjoy the peacefulness of the garden as they remember their lives together and move forward toward healing. In addition, the garden will serve as a daily reminder to drive safely for all motorists stopping by the rest area. The 11,000 square foot garden was built on the grounds of the Smyrna Rest

The memorial garden will feature native trees, shrubs and flowering plants.

Area at 5500 DuPont Highway in Smyrna, Delaware by various members of the Department of Transportation. The garden contains a creative blend of native trees, shrubs and flowering plants and benches are placed throughout the garden for visitors’ use. If anyone is interested in ordering a free brick, obtaining a Memorial Garden brochure or the Official Memorial Garden Program from the event (for families who may not have been able to attend), contact DelDOT Public Relations at 302-760-2080 or (in-state) 800-652-5600.

Roadside memorials, like those seen here, are now illegal under Delaware’s Clear Zone Safety Law.

Church Briefs

In Memory Of

Charles A. Walls 4/25/1923 - 10/28/2002

Youth event Five years ago on this day Helplessly we watched as you slipped away. We prayed for you to stay, it was so hard to let you go For God had other plans, so the answer was “no”. Heavens gates opened wide The angels led you under their wings, To begin your eternal life With Jesus, our Savior and King. A husband, father, grandfather and so much more by far. You are loved and missed very much, Our hero and shining star. Your family always came first You never made a fuss, So many sacrifices you made And all just for us. Knowing you’re at peace now It leaves us with a smile, We are thankful for the time we had It seemed like such a short while. Many memories we have to cherish Close at heart they will stay, Until we meet again on that beautiful and glorious day. Your Loving Family

All youth and interested parents are invited, Nov. 9, to a Fifth Quarter Event at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Rd, following the last Seaford High School game till 11:30 p.m. It will be a time for fun, games, music, pizza and snacks.

Woodland UMC Homecoming The Woodland United Methodist Church will hold its annual Homecoming service on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2:30 PM. Guest speaker will be Levin Van Sant and Lori Miller will provide special music. A covered dish dinner will follow in the Fellowship Hall. There will be no morning worship service.

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.

Thanksgiving dinner A free, community Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by Seaford United Methodist Ministries will be Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 2 p.m., at St. John’s United Methodist Church, Pine and Poplar Streets, Seaford. Turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes will be provided, and the community is invited to bring their “first fruits” by donating side dishes, breads and desserts in disposable dishes. Donated food can be delivered to St. John's Church during the Thanksgiving Eve service or on Thanksgiving Day from 10 am until 1:30 pm. Volunteers are also invited to help cook, set-up, serve, and clean up from 1-4 pm on Wednesday, November 21 and 9 am until 3 pm Thanksgiving Day. Call Sharon Byrns, 629-2741, or Rev. Constance Hastings, 629-9466, for more information or to volunteer.

Dinners on Sale All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries, 30599 N. Sussex Hwy. Laurel, DE will be selling fish & chicken dinners on Friday, November 2nd from

11am- until. Fish Platters are $8 and chicken are $7. All platters include macaroni & cheese, greens, roll, and cake. You may place you order in advance by calling (302)-448-6463( Ms.Bonnie) or call the church on Friday at 8757772. Thanks for your support. May God Bless. Pastor Randy & Lorrie Jones.

Centenary presents Gospel Cafe Centenary United Methodist Church, located at Poplar and Market Sts., Laurel, hosts Christian music every Saturday at 6 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. The event includes live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments presented by Bruce and Nancy Willey. Join us for these events in November: • Nov. 3 Gospel Café attending George Wingate; benefit at Heritage Shores, Bridgeville; • Nov. 10 Gospel Café Homecoming featuring Mary Ann Young, Laura Mitchell, Amanda Jones, Bill Primrose, Frank Silva, Joe Dawson, and more; • Nov. 17 “Revived,” “All 4 Him,” and Cassandra Abbott; and • Nov. 24 Bethel Worship Center, Cross Country Band, and Laura Mitchell. For more information, call Bruce Willey at 875-5539.



Entertainment Jo Dee Messina to perform One of country music’s hottest stars, Jo Dee Messina, will perform at this year’s Punkin Chunkin concert on Friday, Nov. 2. Messina, who has sold more than 5 million albums, started a band with her siblings when she was 16, and at age 19, moved to Nashville, where she entered talent shows and was a regular on “Live at Libby’s” radio show. Among her hit songs are “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” “You’re Not in Kansas Anymore,” “Bye Bye,” “I’m Alright,” and “Stand Beside Me.” Although Messina has had her share of personal challenges, she does not dwell on the past. “I haven’t been through hellacious situations. I’ve just been through life. If you start to dwell on those things,

you become that, and then you can’t move forward. Things that happen to us are not who we are. They’re just things that we go through, and it’s our reaction that counts. My tactic is to learn and then move on – you know, get a few good songs out of it and move right along.” Opening for Messina will be Joanna Cotton at 6 p.m., and Country Rain at 7 p.m. Tickets, which are $35, are available at Harley Davidson of Seaford; the Seaford Chamber of Commerce; and the Cape Gazette office in Nassau Commons, west of Lewes. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting Frank Shade at 854-5382 or at the Punkin Chunkin office at 684-8196.

Jo Dee Messina will perform at Punkin Chunkin in Bridgeville on Friday, Nov. 2. Tickets are $35 and available at Harley Davidson of Seaford; the Seaford Chamber of Commerce; and the Cape Gazette office in Nassau Commons, west of Lewes.

Delaware Choral Society presents Messiah concert For the first time, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Julien Benichou will join The Southern Delaware Choral Society. Under the direction of John Ranney,

the 2007 Chirstmas concert of Handel’s Messiah will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., at Eagles Nest Fellowship Church, off Rte. 1 in Milton. Guest soloists include soprano Megan

Messiah’s Vineyard Church PO Box 60, Laurel, DE 19956 302-875-4646

Dr. Carl G. Vincent, Senior Minister Pastor Barry B. Dukes, Senior Pastor

Located Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd. & Rt. 13 in Laurel.


Service at 9:30 am


McCall, mezzo soprano Jessica Renfro, tenor Alvaro Rodriguez, and baritone Matthew Osifchin. Founded in 1984 the chorus is comprised of over 75 members and gives two concerts annually, one at Christmas and another in the spring. This is the first time the choral group will collaborate with the Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO) based in Towson, Md. Benichou, who became music director in 2005, is dedicated to his goal of having the symphony grow in both numbers and areas of performance. “I have a deep conviction that in the next few years the MSO will become a major regional orchestra,” he said. He sites the growth of the number of musicians, the number of annual concerts performed and the expansion to play in surrounding venues. A native of France, Benichou brings broad experience to the podium as a conductor of orchestral, choral, and opera literature. He completed his second season as the music director of the MSO and is now presenting his third MSO season pro-

Under the baton of Julien Benichou, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and The Southern Delaware Choral Society present Handel’s Messiah on Dec. 8 in Milton.

gram. Tickets, which are $25 for the general audience and $15 for students, are on sale at Puzzles in Lewes and Browseabout Books in Rehoboth or by calling 302-6452013.

Wednesday Nights 7:00


Wednesday Nights 7:00 to 8:30 pm


November 16th at 7:00 pm


Tuesday, November 13th at 8:30 am Special Speaker: Pastor Joyce Vincent For more information, please call our church office at 302-875-4646 or visit our website at .

Beauty d r a w n ” “I P lease join us for a special evening set asid e just for w om en!

Greenwood United Methodist Church N ovem ber 11th @ 6:30 C orner ofN .C h u rch & M arket Streets,G reenw ood W orsh ip led by:K im W illey of “A bu nd ant Joy” G u est Speaker:K ath y Jam es R efresh m ents Served

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also receives a plaque. Roy and Henry Collins, brothers from Seaford, graduated from the electronics/electrical engineering technology program in 1987. Making their mark in the business world, their company, Innovative Microsystems Inc., has advanced from being a Delmarva entity to a company well-known to hundreds of national and international companies. The company provides information technology services to government agencies, attorney/medical practices, banks/credit agencies, law enforcement/EMS agencies and national/international manufacturing industries. Gregory Hastings, a Millsboro resident, is a 1973 graduate of the architectural engineering technology program. His design firm, G.A. Hastings Association Inc., is one of the most recognized in Southern

From left are Kevin Burdette, president of the Owens Campus Alumni Association; 2007 Distinguished Alumni Roy Collins, Gregory Hastings, Eric Swanson, and Dr. Ileana Smith, vice president and Owens Campus director. Henry Collins, who was also honored as a distinguished alumni, was unable to attend.

Delaware and several of its projects have been featured in various publications. He served three terms on the board of education for the Indian River School District. In May 2007, following a special election in Delaware’s 41st District, Hastings was elected to the state House of Representatives. Eric Swanson, who resides in Lewes, graduated from the criminal justice tech-

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Chamber chooses well for citizens, business person of the year A few observations about our new Citizens of the Year and BusiURPHY AT ness Person of the Year, in Laurel. Let’s start with co-citizen of the Citizens of the year are year, Leigh Clark, as I know her the least. Leigh Clark and Randy Being from Pennsylvania, she must be all right, but I see Leigh at Lee, business person of all the library functions, at Hope House, at St. Philip’s and Old the year is Nancy Farrelly Christ Church events, and around the town quite a bit and she is not Allen. real bashful when it comes to asking for help in the various projects an extra sister to Nancy. Something else she is involved in. happened several years ago — three to be As for Randy Lee, the other citizen of the year, what can I say? Quiet is the most exact — when Nancy met her clone Larry appropriate word to describe him. A devot- Allen, who was returning to Laurel after many years in the Washington area. Active ed fireman in a family who continues that would not describe these two — saying dedication and devotion, Randy is without they are wired, full of life, caring and a doubt one of the most positive people you will meet, whether it is at a fire scene, youthful only touches the surface of these two “teenagers at heart.” serving at a Centenary supper, or taking One more thing about Nancy. One day food baskets to the needy at Christmas. we sat there in the office and talked about He’s been a town councilman for the last the oil prices and Nancy, quieter than usufew years; there too he says little, but al, said how much the high prices bothered when he does speak it is to ask a wellher for the elderly and families trying to thought-out question or to voice a thought make it and that she felt powerless to on an issue. A lot of you may not know it, make any change. but Randy played a year in the Baltimore Yes, I think the chamber made good Orioles chain in Bluefield, Va., as a pitchchoices for business person and citizens of er. He can still be seen on softball fields the year. Congratulations to all. locally at the age of— aw' Randy, you’re still a young man. I think besides the The Ladies Auxiliary of the Delmar Torch Run, the Polar Bear Plunge every Fire Department will hold a Chocolate January to benefit Special Olympics is Bliss Cooking Show at the department Randy’s favorite activity. He has invited building on Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. They invite me a few times, but the very thought gives me chills. Our Business Person of the Year is TURN YOUR SAVINGS INTO Nancy Farrelly Allen, wife of my good friend Larry Allen. Of course, I have known Nancy since our school days. She’s younger than I am — isn’t everybody? Money Market Fund Nancy was the grease that turned the wheels at the office of doctors Ellis, Alvarez, Adriarte and Pedro before she started working full-time at the Laurel Petroleum business several years ago. Nancy will still send you to a doctor if she finds out Why settle for low-interest rates you are having a medical problem — when you have the potential to that’s just the way she is. earn more with a money market Nancy, until vacation trips interfered, fund? It’s a great way to make was one of the stars of the Lions Club more of your money. Shows every year, and first Mark and now The underlying investment for the accounts is a money Larry can also be seen making people market fund. You should consider the investment laugh. Nancy was on the board of Laurel objective, risks and charges and expenses carefully before investing. The prospectus contains this and Little League back in the early 1980s, other information. 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everyone to come, but make reservations by calling 410-896-2275. Just in time for Christmas, too! Morris Harris and Ben Sirmon, both Laurel graduates, have put together two large volumes on “the streak,” the Laurel football team of 1957-58. It’s in the genealogy room in the library now for your viewing. More next week. Well here I am for the second week in a row, writing about someone who has passed on. I know I can’t and won’t write about everyone, but it is people I have met in my lifetime who I enjoy, or can relate to, who I tell you about and Helen Owens, who passed away Saturday, is one of those people. At 88, Helen was at the annual bazaar at Christ United Methodist Church when she was stricken and taken to the hospital. The church was her favorite place and she had many friends there and often after the services I would find myself talking to her and Martha Windsor. The subject — the Phillies, of course, because she was a fan going back to the 1950s. Laurel native and Helen’s grandson “Scotty” Sheridan, as she called him, getting a job with the team was the icing on her cake. In his message, Pastor Fred Duncan talked about Helen working at Chipman’s Shoe Store and later Calio’s. Can you believe it — there were several shoe stores here at one time, such as Bata Shoes, Roland Waller’s and of course Chipman’s,

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC AUCTION OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE CONSISTING OF 7+/- ACRES IN LAUREL, DELAWARE Location: Iona Avenue, Laurel, Delaware 19956. From the intersection of U.S. Rt. 13 and Del. Rt. 24 in Laurel, travel west on Rt. 24 (4 th Street) for approx. 0.5 mile into Laurel. The property will be on the left (behind the old Laurel Wesleyan Church). Sign Posted.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2007 -- 4:30 p.m. Preview: Tuesday, October 23 from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 30 from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. Check our website at for more information The property consists of 4 adjacent parcels of undeveloped land in the town limits of Laurel (Zoned R-1) that comprise 6.908+/- Acres. The parcels are identified on the Sussex County Tax Map in District 3-32 on Map 1.07 as Parcels 294.01, 312.00, 314.00, & 315.00. The property has approx. 1,085 ft. of frontage along both sides of Iona Avenue (unimproved road), approx. 166 ft. of frontage along the southerly side of Orange Street (unimproved road), and approx. 303 ft. of frontage along both sides of Fuller Street (unimproved road). Parcel 315.00 consists of 2.1852+/- Acres and is situated behind the old Laurel Wesleyan Church. The parcel has approx. 166 ft. of frontage along the southerly side of Orange Street, approx. 437 ft. of frontage along the easterly side of Iona Avenue, and approx. 235 ft. of frontage along the northerly side of Fuller Street. Parcel 314.00 consists of 0.7621+/- Acre and is situated to the west of Parcel 315.00. The parcel has approx. 167 ft. of frontage along the westerly side of Iona Avenue. Parcel 312.00 consists of 0.7747+/- Acre and is situated along the southerly boundary of Parcel 314.00. The parcel has approx. 204 ft. of frontage along the westerly side of Iona Avenue. Parcel 294.01 consists of 3.186+/- Acres and comprises the southerly portion of the entire property. The parcel is situated along the westerly boundary of Parcel 312.00 and has approx. 112 ft. of frontage along the westerly side and 172 ft. of frontage along the easterly side of Iona Avenue. The parcel also has approx. 68 ft. of frontage along the southerly side of Fuller Street. Iona Avenue, Orange Street, and Fuller Street are unimproved roads in the town of Laurel with access to 4th & King Streets. These roads are recorded on the Sussex County Tax Map. Note: This is a large tract of unimproved land in Laurel’s town limits and all 4 parcels will be sold together. Visit our website at for a Property Information Packet with survey, tax maps, aerials, & conceptual sketches. Parcel 311.00 is NOT included in the sale. Terms: $20,000.00 down payment in the form of Cash, Certified Check, or Cashier’s Check made payable to Jos. C. O’Neal, Inc.. Balance to be paid within 45 days when a good and marketable deed will be given. The property is being sold in “AS IS” con dition. A 4% Buyer’s Premium will be charged on the final selling price. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, but it is their intent to sell said property. Broker Participation invited. Brokers must have clients registered 24 hours prior to auction. Contact our office for complete details. View complete terms at



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Auction to be held onsite on November 10th, 2007 at 12 PM 13 Lots to be sold at absolute auction in Fairway Oaks Sub-Division. 3 BRAND NEW HOMES & 4 LOTS TO BE SOLD AT ABSOLUTE AUCTION IN WOODS AT WALLS CREEK + UP TO 36 MORE LOTS IN THE REAR OF THE SUB-DIVISION BEING OFFERED. Fairway Oaks Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 113 & Wood Branch Rd. (Just South of Georgetown). Turn East onto Wood Branch Rd. and follow for 1.1 miles to Sussex Pines Rd. Turn right and follow Sussex Pines for 0.7 miles to Fairway Dr. Turn right on Fairway Dr. and follow to end. Signs Posted. Fairway Oaks: Thirteen wonderful lots located in a golf course community that boast gracious luxury style homes just minutes from Georgetown in Sussex County, DE. Of course, the Maryland & Delaware beaches are major attractions in the region. This is a Developer Inventory Reduction Auction and all 13 lots will be sold regardless of price. These are approved building lots with city sewer access. Lots to be Offered: 13 Lots in the Sub-Division will be offered. They are referred to as Sussex Co. Dist. 1-33, Map 2.00 Parcels 89 (Lot 1), 90 (Lot 2), 92 (Lot 4), 93 (Lot 5), 94 (Lot 6), 95 (Lot 7), 96 (Lot 8), 97 (Lot 9), 98 (Lot 10), 100 (Lot 12), 102 (Lot 14), 103 (Lot 15) & 106 (Lot 17). Terms of auction: $3,000.00 down per lot on day of auction in cash, certified check, credit card, or check acceptable by the auction company. The balance to be paid in 45 Days. All lots being sold “as is”. 3.5 % Buyer premium. Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers wishing to represent a client must have their client(s) registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details. Woods at Walls Creek Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 113 & Wood Branch Rd. (Just South of Georgetown). Turn East onto Wood Branch Rd. and follow for 1.1 miles to Sussex Pines Rd. Turn right and follow Sussex Pines for 1.2 miles to Cedar Ln. Turn right onto Cedar Ln. and follow to Carey Ln. Turn right onto Carey Ln. and follow into the sub-division. Woods at Walls Creek: Beautiful new sub-division located just to the South East of Fairway Oaks. 3 Brand new homes and 4 lots located in this sub-division will be sold at Absolute Auction regardless of price and without reserve. The homes are located on Sussex Co. Dist. 1-33, Map 2.00 Parcels 115 (Lot 9), 123 (Lot 17) & 126 (Lot 20). The lots are located on Parcels 116 (Lot 10), 118 (Lot 12), 124 (Lot 18) & 125 (Lot 19). These are approved building lots with city sewer access. 36 Additional Lots to be Offered: Thirty six more lots in the rear of the sub-division are also being offered. They are referred to as Sussex Co. Dist. 1-33, Map 2.00 Parcels 127 (LOT 21), 128 (LOT 22), 129 (LOT 23), 130 (LOT 24), 131 (LOT 25), 132 (LOT 26), 133 (LOT 27), 134 (LOT 28), 135 (LOT 29), 136 (LOT 30), 137 (LOT 31), 138 (LOT 32), 139 (LOT 33), 140 (LOT 34), 141 (LOT 35), 142 (LOT 36), 143 (LOT 37), 144 (LOT 38), 145 (LOT 39), 146 (LOT 40), 147 (LOT 41), 148 (LOT 42), 149 (LOT 43), 150 (LOT 44), 151 (LOT 45), 152 (LOT 46), 153 (LOT 47), 154 (LOT 48), 155 (LOT 49), 156 (LOT 50), 157 (LOT 51), 158 (LOT 52), 159 (LOT 53), 160 (LOT 54), 161 (LOT 55), 162 (LOT 56). These 36 lots will be sold subject to the confirmation of the owner. Terms of auction: $7,500.00 down per home and $3,000.00 down per individual lot on day of auction in cash, certified check, credit card, or check acceptable by the auction company. The balance to be paid in 45 Days. All homes & lots being sold “as is”. 2.5 % Buyer premium on the 3 homes & 3.5% Buyer Premium on the lots. Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers wishing to represent a client must have their client(s) registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details.

Three homes located in the “Woods at Walls Creek” being sold Absolute without reserve and regardless of price. Preview for the 3 Homes: November 4th, 2007 from 1 – 3 PM

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A public meeting of the Seaford Board of Education 7:30 p.m. on Monday, 5 November 2007 Ashok Champaneria Board Room, 390 N. Market Street Extended Consideration of a waiver of the provisions of 14 Delaware Code, §1705(A)(a) for West Seaford Elementary School and Blades Elementary School

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LEGALS NOTICE Estate of Xavier Charleron, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Xavier Charleron who departed this life on the 30th day of July, A.D. 2007 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Paulette Charleron on the 22nd day of October, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the

same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 30th day of March, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Paulette Charleron 408 Cherry St., Laurel, DE 19956 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 11/01/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Clarence D. Bazzrea, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Clarence D. Bazzrea who departed this life on the 11th day of October, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE

were duly granted unto Cynthia B. Elkman on the 18th day of October, 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 11th day of June, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Cynthia B. Elkman 2002 Ludlow St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 11/01/3tc

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LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING INVISTA S.a.r.l. Application for Operation of INVISTA Seaford Industrial Waste Landfill. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) has determined to hold a public hearing on the renewal of the INVISTA Seaford industrial waste landfill permit filed by INVISTA S.a.r.l. for the industrial waste landfill, which is currently in operation at 25876 DuPont Road, Seaford, Sussex County, Delaware 19973. A public hearing will be held beginning at 6:00 PM on November 29, 2007 at Seaford City Hall located at 414 High Street, Seaford, DE, 19973. If you are unable to attend the public hearing and/or prefer to submit written comments, then the DNREC must receive all written comments by November 28, 2007 to ensure that they are included in the public record. For additional information, please contact Avery Dalton at 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901, 302-739-9403, email: The permit application is available for review during business hours at DNREC’s Solid & Hazardous Waste Management Branch office at 89 Kings Highway in Dover or at Division of Soil and Water, Sussex Suites Office, 21309 Berlin Road, Georgetown, DE. The Department has also posted the application on the DNREC website at http:// Under the current industrial waste landfill permit, INVISTA disposes industrial waste (fly and bottom ash) generated on-site, at a 12.25 acre landfill located on the property at 25876 DuPont Road, in Seaford, Delaware. INVISTA has not requested any changes in the wastes allowed by the permit or operation of the landfill. [10/28/07] NEWS BRIEFS - HEALTH NEWS - BULLETIN BOARD MOVIES - TIDES OBITUARIES




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Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish joyfully announces the following couples have obtained marriage licenses: • Ellery James Bensel, Greenwood to Recia Leann Shults, Greenwood • Gregory August Meyer, Bridgeville to Shayne Darling, Bridgeville • Scott M. Frye, Bridgeville to Kristin Marie Leverage, Bridgeville • Aaron Tyler Jackson, Seaford to Holly Ann Hobbs, Seaford • Otha H. Batson, Seaford to Evelyn Teressa Brumble, Seaford • Michael B. Smith, Seaford to Priscilla A. Meibaum, Seaford • Jayce Ryan Lesniewski, McConnellstown, Pa. to Laura E. Parks, Seaford


• 04/13/07, Dewey Street, L.L.C. to Virgil R. Klepper, Sr., Unit No. 1101, The Townes of Laurel Court, Town of Laurel, condos, Little Creek Hundred, $179,900 • 04/13/07, Roland L. Dashiell to Scott Johnston, Lot No. 41, South Towns End, subdivision, Little Creek Hundred, $112,000 • 02/23/07, JoAnn M. Hodobas to Link-Singer, LLC, parcel, Seaford Hundred, $125,000 • 04/12/07, Margaret E.S. MacLeod to John Michael, Jr. and Geraldine Jacobson-Haga, parcel, Town of Bridgeville, Northwest Fork Hundred, $170,000 • 04/12/07, John Lebo to Tina M. Gallant, Lot No. 3, Delmar Homes, Inc., subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $249,900 • 04/10/07, Lavonya J. Harmon to Rodney A. Wyatt, Sr., parcel, Seaford Hundred, $39,000 • 04/13/07, Jay F. Pratt, III to John M. Laviola, 11419 Liden Street, Lot No. 52, Morningside Village, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $57,500 • 04/16/07, Jeffrey C. Burnett, Sr. to David J. III and Marlene V. Barnett, parcel, Seaford Hundred, $35,000 • 04/13/07, John W. Allen to William K. and Phyllis L. Freeman, parcel, Seaford Hundred, $71,000 • 04/11/07, Wayne E. and Mary Alice Collins to George K. and Valerie A. Klima, Lot No. 26, Lands of Bierman Family, LLC, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $315,000 • 03/28/07, Mark S. Hardesty and David L. Smith to Brandon L. Horton, Lot No. 37, Section A, Westview Extended, Town of Seaford, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $123,000 • 03/30/07, JBS Construction, LLC to Dain P. Osborne and Elizabeth Pinder, Lot No. 30, Section A, Westview Extended, Town of Seaford, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $226,900 • 04/18/07, Passwaters Holding Company, LLC to Heritage Rocks Properties Two LLC, parcel, Town of Bridgeville, Northwest Fork Hundred, $6,500,500 • 03/30/07, Robino-Belle Ayre, LLC to Jared B. Miller, Unit No. 2, Belle Ayre Townhomes, Town of Seaford, condos, Seaford Hundred, $187,943 • 04/12/07, Robino-Belle Ayre, LLC to

John A. and Cathy L. Wroten, Unit No. 6, Belle Ayre Townhomes, Town of Seaford, condos, Seaford Hundred, $207,655 • 04/11/07, Brookfield Heritage Shores, LLC to Wilma R. MacDonald, Lot No. 97, Phase I, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $358,000 • 04/19/07, James W. and Jennifer L. Parvis to Jordan A. and Jenny E. Lane, parcel, Little Creek Hundred, $120,000 • 04/18/07, William B. Leager to Sarena L. Rawstrom, Lot No. 6, Country Acres, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $220,000 • 04/20/07, Maria A. Vazquez to Joseph Daniel and Barbara Jean Haggerty, Lot No. 4, Lands of Jose A. and Trisha L. Vazquez, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $84,500 • 03/27/07, Eric W. Luciano to Dale A. and Victoria R. Wright-Morris, parcel, Broad Creek Hundred, $160,000 • 04/19/07, Joseph J. Balsamo to Szczepanski Properties, LLC, parcel, Town of Laurel, Little Creek Hundred, $11,175

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• 10/10/07, Amber Deiter, W/SD No. 479, 1560', N/Rt. No. 9, Lot No. 2, Broad Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $80,941 • GT Nocks, Inc., NE/Rd. No. 585, 3009', S/Rd. No. 32, Lot 1B, Northwest Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $122,745 • Nemar, Inc., S/Rt. No. 545, 3500', W/Rt. No. 594, Northwest Fork Hundred, Classrooms, $41,000 • 10/11/07, Robert Tavares, W/Rd. No. 562, Lot No. 4, Northwest Fork Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $99,740 • 10/12/07, Keith and Kristine Neville, E/Rd. No. 559, Lot No. 4, Seaford Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $112,929 • Timothy L. and Julia K. Conaway, Holly Shores, Lot Nos. 25-26, Broad Creek Hundred, Sunroom/Sunroom, $37,920 • Terry and Mary Callaway, N/Route No. 18, Lot No. 3, Northwest Fork Hundred, Pole Building-Farm Use, $16,560 • 10/15/07, Seaside Builders, Inc., Manchester Manor, Lot No. 30, Broad Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $126,705 • Wesley R. and Sandra Burr, Sunnyside Meadows, Lot No. 7, Nanticoke Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $115,130 • Aaron Hudson and Terry Kohlhoff, S/Route No. 64, 2515', W/Route No. 68, Little Creek Hundred, 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms, $64,512 • Church of Christ, Inc., W/SD Central Avenue, Lot w/Improvements, Little Creek Hundred, Family Life Center, $29,760 • Christopher S. and Dionne Keeler, Bridgeville Chase, Lot No. 7, Nanticoke Hundred, Det. Garage, $13,400 • Jeffrey C. and Joy A. Banks, NE/SD Road No. 474, 1954', SE/Route No. 9, Broad Creek Hundred, Recreation Room, $41,472 • Frederick L. Jr. and Kathleen Norwood, S/Route No. 545, 3875', E/Route No. 113, Northwest Fork Hundred, Sitting Room/Bathroom/Closet, $11,520



Health Staph infections remain common and treatable By Anthony Policastro, M.D

It has been just about three months since I published this article. However, in the light of the current news and the questions that I am receiving in the office, I decided to publish it again this soon. There are many bacteria that cause infections. Some of them are common. Some are not. One of the more common bacteria goes by the name of Staph aureus (short for staphylococcus aureus). Infections with staph aureus are seen frequently. When I was doing my residency, we had a family of antibiotics to treat it. The name of that family was methicillin. If we saw an infection that looked like staph aureus, we had several antibiotics to choose from. Most of the infections we saw were skin infections. Staph aureus is the most common cause of skin infections with pus in them. It is also one of the common causes of impetigo. It can cause serious infections in other parts of the body. Fortunately, those infections are less common.

lem to delay using the right antibiotic. It was easy to see a skin infection However, within the last 2 – 3 years and know that it was staph aureus. All that needed to be done was order methi- MRSA infections have become much more aggressive. They grow faster. cillin and treat the infection. They grow deeper into the body tissue. Over the years two things happened. The first was that we began to see some They spread faster. It is important to treat them early. It staph aureus that were no longer sensiis important to treat tive to methicillin. It them quickly. It is was a few bacteria at Staph aureus is still comimportant to treat first. However, the them aggressively. frequency became mon. However, the way it If someone gets a more and more. The result is that now behaves has changed. The skin infection, there are four things they most staph aureus is way we treat it has also should look for. One resistant to methiis redness. If it stays cillin. changed. It is a bacteria at the site of the inThe name we give that deserves some respect. fection, that is not to these new strains very worrisome. If is Methicillin Resisthe redness begins to enlarge, that is tant Staph Aureus (MRSA). MRSA is more of a problem. now so common that many people have The second thing to look for is tenheard the term. derness. The more tender an infection The second thing that happened is that the skin infections became more se- is, the more it is likely to be under pressure. Treating it to relieve that pressure vere. At one time, you could treat a pais important. The third thing is to see if tient with methicillin. If the infection the area is hot. The fourth is to look for did not get better quickly, you could change the antibiotic. It was not a prob- swelling. If someone has an infection

NMH uses prayer bears for care Nanticoke Pastoral Care Services are on a mission to turn tears into smiles for pediatric patients at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The My Prayer Bears ® are just one way the Pastoral Care team helps brighten a patient's stay at the hospital. The Pastoral Care Team provides chaplin services to Nanticoke in a variety of spiritual ways including pastoral crisis intervention, offering a prayer or blessing, administration of religious

rites and ongoing pastoral support for long term cases. Funding for the prayer bears was provided by "The Pegeen and Samantha Brown Pediatric Fund" at Nanticoke Hospital. The fund was established in memory of Mrs. Brown and her daughter for pediatric programs and services at Nanticoke. A new pediatric friendly unit is under construction in the Emergency Department.

Funding for the My Prayer Bears was made possible through "The Pegeen and Samantha Brown Pediatric Fund". Nanticoke Vice President Tom Brown (center) is grateful that the fund established in memory of his wife and daughter was able to provide funding for the My Prayer Bears. Accepting on behalf of Pastoral Care Service is, from left, Reverends Therese (Terry) Trujillo, Fred Duncan, Ron Houston, and Ron Schatz.

that is red, hot, swollen and tender, they should be seen for it. Other signs suggest that the infection is starting to spread. Individuals with those signs need to be seen urgently. Fever means that the entire body is reacting to a local infection. A red line extending from the infection suggests that the infection is spreading along the lymph tracks in the body. Swollen glands near the infection means that the infection has already spread to those glands. These three things warrant a visit to the physician or emergency room very quickly. Once the infection is diagnosed, it will need to be treated with an antibiotic. That antibiotic will need to be something other than methicillin. We used to use Keflex for these infections, but MRSA is usually resistant to that as well. The drugs that we commonly use are called Clindamycin or Bactrim. Staph aureus is still common. However, the way it behaves has changed. The way we treat it has also changed. It is a bacteria that deserves some respect.



Health November is American Diabetes month in U.S. By Nancy Barger The American Diabetes Association calls for greater awareness of the growing epidemic. During American Diabetes Month, which is recognized every November, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is focusing on the "Many Faces of Diabetes" within the community. In addition, the ADA and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will recognize World Diabetes Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14. A risk assessment form in both English and Spanish will be available in the lobby of the hospital from 1 to 3 p.m. Nancy H. Barger, R.N., CDE, diabetes education program coordinator, will be on hand to provide additional information. The ADA is a proud supporter of the United Nations (UN) Resolution on Diabetes, which was driven by the International Diabetes Federation. The Resolution invites supporters to fight the diabetes epidemic through public awareness and the development of policies for the prevention, treatment and care of the disease. Currently, there are 20.8 million children and adults in the U.S. who have diabetes. While an estimated 14.6 million people have been diagnosed, 6.2 million are unaware that they have the disease. Additionally, 54 million people have prediabetes. Delaware has developed a statewide plan for the control and prevention of diabetes. The document provides specific goals, strategies and deadlines so we can prevent diabetes and its complications. According to "The Burden of Diabetes in Delaware," one in twenty Delawareans

have been diagnosed with diabetes. Also, the rate of diabetes in Delaware is higher than most other states. Diabetes is a disease that impairs the body's ability to use food properly. In normal digestion the small intestine absorbs sugar or glucose, which the cells utilize as fuel, and puts it into the bloodstream. The bloodstream carries the glucose to the cells and the cells burn the fuel for energy, which the body requires to do its work. To get into the cells, the glucose needs insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, which is an organ located behind your stomach. Insulin acts like a key to open the cells and let the glucose in. Without insulin, glucose cannot enter the cell and glucose builds up in the bloodstream resulting in high blood sugar levels. In people with diabetes, the pancreas either does not make enough insulin or the body does not use the insulin that is produced appropriately. The cells that make the insulin are not working properly or they have been destroyed. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes usually develops before the age of 30 but can develop any time. Approximately 12,000 children in the U.S. develop diabetes annually. Individuals with type 1 diabetes don't produce insulin because the beta cells in the pancreas where insulin is produced have been destroyed. The immune system of the body attacks the insulin producing cells in the pancreas and destroys them. Treatment of type 1 diabetes includes insulin injections, blood glucose monitoring, meal planning, and exercise. Type 2 diabetes typically develops after the age of 40 but can occur earlier. With

Lymphedema sufferers often go untreated Millions of Americans suffer from lymphedema or edema of the arms, legs, trunk or reproductive organs and have not received treatment. The term "edema" refers to an excessive amount of fluid in tissues or organs of the body resulting in swelling. Lymphedema is the swelling of subcutaneous tissue and skin as a result of the malfunction of the lymphatic system. There are two types of lymphedema: • primary develops when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired (a rare inherited condition that can present itself at any point in the patient's life); and • secondary develops when lymphatic

vessels are damaged or lymph nodes are removed (result of physical damage or interruption of the lymph system). Lymphedema isn't just a physical deficit and being diagnosed is a life-altering event. Suddenly your body doesn't function like it did before. It doesn't look or feel the same. Your self-image and interactions with others may change. Activities you took for granted may now be difficult or even dangerous. If you, someone you know, or a patient suffers from the symptoms of swelling and/or has been diagnosed with this disease, contact Nanticoke Health Services at Herring Run at 629-6224 for help.

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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 1-800-287-6423. • 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.

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. In November, the meetings are the second and fifth Thursdays due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. The purpose of the Laurel Depression Support Group is to share experiences related

the rise in obesity in the United States there is an epidemic of type 2 diabetes occurring in children and teenagers related to diets high in fat and carbohydrate and lack of exercise. Individuals with type 2 diabetes may not produce enough insulin or the body does not use the insulin that is produced appropriately. Treatment of type 2 diabetes includes weight loss, proper diet, blood glucose monitoring and exercise. Oral medications or insulin injections may be needed to control blood glucose levels. Pre-diabetes is diagnosed when blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not yet diagnostic for diabetes. Studies have shown that many individuals with

pre-diabetes may develop diabetes in 10 years. Other names for pre-diabetes are impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and impaired fasting glucose (IGT). Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offers diabetes classes with a physician referral. The Diabetes Education Program is currently in the process of seeking American Diabetes Association program recognition for its diabetes self-management education classes. For additional information, contact Nancy Barger, R.N., CDE at 629-6611 ext. 2288 or Lucinda Mancuso, R.D., CDE at 629-6611 ext. 2446. For more information, visit or call 800-342-2382.

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Laurel Star Sports Turnovers lead to touchdowns in Delmar’s 28-14 win over Milford By Mike McClure The Delmar varsity football team remained unbeaten with a 28-14 win over Milford last Friday night in a soggy, muddy contest in Milford. The Wildcat offense scored three first half touchdowns including two following Buccaneer turnovers while the defense bounced back from two straight Milford touchdowns to shut them down the rest of the way. “That (turning turnovers into touchdowns) was important. In a big game those are the things that make the difference between winning and losing,” said Delmar head coach David Hearn. Delmar moved the ball downfield on its first possession as Justin Thomas had three runs for 17 yards and Tevin Jackson rumbled for 24 yards to move the ball to

the Milford 39 before the Wildcats were forced to punt. Milford also put together a drive together which moved the ball into Delmar territory. Brandon Legrand had a 38-yard run, Chris Drummond gained nine yards, and Devon Sivels picked up 10 yards to move the ball to the Wildcat 31 before Delmar’s Kevin Forse recovered a fumble. Delmar took advantage of the Buc miscue as Matt Campbell picked up five yards on a quarterback keeper on third and one from the 44. Thomas gained 43 yards on a run before scoring from nine yards out. Senior kicker David Smith booted the extra point for a 7-0 Wildcat lead with 1:33 left in the first quarter. Delmar’s Jeremy Layton and Jackson

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Indian River’s Danny Bokinsky shakes off would be tackler Cody Bristow during Monday night’s game. Laurel trailed, 24-21, before the Indians scored a fourth quarter touchdown to keep the Bulldogs from pulling off the upset. Photo by Daniel Richardson

Bulldogs come close to pulling off upset in 31-21 loss to Indian River By Daniel Richardson The Laurel Bulldogs entered Monday night’s game in Dagsboro looking to upset the Indian River Indians, who entered the game with just one loss. They came so close in a 31-21 defeat. Indian River's offense had a productive first quarter putting up 14 unanswered points in the first 10 minutes. IR's defense kept Laurel out of the end-zone for most of the first half until Laurel's Blake Hare broke free for a 36-yard gain on second and 22 bringing the Bulldogs to the five yard line. An IR penalty brought the ball to the three yard line where full back Tyler West carried the ball into the end-zone for Laurel's first score. Kyle Brown's extra point put the Bulldogs within seven with 1:48 left in the half. IR drove the ball down to Laurel's sixyard line with only a few seconds left in the half, but a pass from IR's Nick Kmetz was intercepted by Zach Bonniwell in the end zone. Indian River scored its third touchdown of the game on the second posses-

sion of the half. Kmetz threw a touchdown pass to Shawn Smith on fourth and goal from the six yard line. Laurel started its next possession on IR's 36 yard line thanks to a good return by Josh Kosiorowski. Laurel gained only one yard on the first three downs and took a chance on a fourth down pass. The pass from quarterback Lance Kelley to Cody Bristow resulted in 34 yards. Bristow was brought down at the one yard line by line backer Cory Showalter bringing the third quarter to an end. Blake Hare ran to the outside and pushed his way into the end-zone. The extra point was blocked making the score 21-13. On their next possession, IR drove the ball to the seven yard line but had to settle for a field goal. Laurel started its next drive on the 15 yard line with 8:18 left in the fourth quarter. Laurel drove the ball to the IR 25 yard line where Tyler West ran 25 yards on a third and five for another Laurel touchdown. With 4:42 left in the game, Laurel converted for two points on a pass to David Albert making the score

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The Delmar defense brings down Milford running back Chris Drummond during last week’s game in Milford. The Wildcat defense had two fumble recoveries which led to touchdowns in the 28-14 win. Photo by Mike McClure

CATS AND DOGS- The Laurel defense looks to clear the ball as Delmar’s offensive players try to knock it in the goal during Tuesday’s field hockey game in Laurel. Shown (l to r) are Laurel’s Jenna Cahall, Chelsea Espenlaub, Alexis Oliphant, and Ashley Zarello and Delmar’s Katie McMahon, Haley Keenan, and Hali Ramey. See page 48 for more on this game. Photo by Mike McClure


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CATS AND BIRDS- Delmar’s Seth Benson (No. 5) battles Seaford’s Joe Mitchell (No. 5) for possession of the ball near midfield in varsity soccer action last week. Delmar tied the score late in regulation and won in overtime 2-1. See story on page 44. Photo by Gene Bleile

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HEAVY TRAFFIC- The Jays’ Oscar Castrejon dribbles through heavy traffic at midfield against Delmar. The Wildcats’ Seth Benson tries to stop Castrejon, while Seaford’s Trevor Lee, left, looks for a pass. Photo by Gene Bleile

Andrade, West named all-conference volleyball players Delmar juniors Gabby Andrade and Jayme West were recently named to the Henlopen Conference’s all-conference girls’ volleyball team. Andrade, who plays the libero position, was named first team all-conference while West received honorable mention.

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Delaware Roadrunners to hold fundraiser at Roadhouse The Delaware Roadrunners 14U Select Baseball Team is having a fundraiser at The Roadhouse Steak Joint on Monday, Nov. 12. Stop by the Roadhouse, located on Route 1 in the Midway Shopping Center, anytime on the 12th. A percentage of the day’s proceeds will help the team travel to Orlando, Fla., for a week long tournament at Disney World. There will be a 50/50 raffle and other prizes from 6–8 p.m. For more information call (302) 629-2629.

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Heritage Shores announces club championship results The following are the results from the Heritage Shores Club Championship which took place last week: Championship flight- Trey Hardesty (77); first flight- Men’s Low Gross- Mike Harrigan (76), Men’s Low Net- Dennis Hill (69); second flight- Men’s Low Gross- Don Gibson (93), Men’s Low Net- Jim Jarkovsky (69); Women’s FlightWomen’s Low Gross- Cinda Allison (94), Women’s Low Net- Barbara Jarkovsky (74); Closest to the Pin- Hole #6- Mike Harrigan, Hole #14- Donnie LeJeune, Hole #16Doug Bailey

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Incredible Offer Laurel’s Tyler West picks up seven yards before being brought down by Indian River’s Robbie Disharoon during Monday’s game in Dagsboro. West had 100 yards rushing in the game. Photo by Daniel Richardson

Laurel football continued 24-21. Laurel’s attempt at an onside kick failed and left IR with good field position. Laurel nearly stopped the Indians until a 31-yard pass to tight end Trevor Abbott gave IR a first down on Laurel’s 10 yard

line. Quarterback Nick Kmetz ran in a touchdown on second and goal from the 10 yard line. The extra point put IR up 31-21. IR’s Danny Bokinsky picked off a pass intended for David Albert with just under a minute left in the game. IR took a knee and ended the game 31-21.

Laurel Pee Wee football team falls to Sussex Central, 18-0 The Pop Warner Pee-Wee Bulldogs lost in a playoff game to the Sussex Central Golden Knights, 18-0, in a game to see who would go to the Eastern Regional on Sunday afternoon in Lewes. Earlier in the season the Bulldogs and Golden Knights battled to a 13-13 tie. The Bulldogs will now play in the Henlopen Conference tournament as the number one seed and will receive a first round bye before hosting a game on Nov. 10 with the opponent and time to be determined. Tarez White had seven carries for 31 yards, Brent Marine ran the ball eight times for 29 yards, Jerron White caught two passes for 34 yards, and Devin Collins caught one pass for 13 yards for the Bulldogs. Caine Collins recorded seven tackles and had a fumble recovery, Dylan Bunner had five tackles and four assists, Daylin McCausland added five tackles, and Ryan Koesters made three tackles and had three assists.

Delmar Youth League basketball signups start Nov. 3 Signups for the 2007-2008 Delmar Youth League Basketball season, for boys ages 7-12 and girls ages 7-13, will be held on the first three Saturdays in the month of November. These dates are: Nov. 3, 10, and 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at the north entrance of Delmar High School by the gym. The cost is $20 per child or $40 for a family. Children must be residents of the Delmar School District. Any questions please call Odell Jones Jr., president of Delmar Youth League Basketball, at 410-251-6570 (cell) or 302846-9544 ext. 141 (work).

Sixth Annual Delmar Flag Football Tournament is Nov. 3 The Sixth Annual Delmar Flag Football Tournament will take place on Nov. 3 at the Mason Dixon Sports Complex in Delmar, Md., across the street from Delmar Elementary School. This is a Metro Union “B” sponsored tournament. The tournament is 7 vs. 7 with open hand blocking on the line. Players must be 18 or older. The cost is $150 per team. Team members should wear the same color shirts. Belts and flags will be provided, but you can bring your own. For more information or if you are ready to play, contact Jonathan Layton at 302249-1958 or by e-mail at

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Laurel Stars of the Week

Male Athlete of the WeekFrank VanGessel- Delmar

Female Athlete of the WeekLindsay Lloyd- Delmar

Delmar’s Frank VanGessel scored three goals in his team’s win over MilDelmar junior Lindsay Lloyd dished ford last Tuesday. VanGessel also netted out three assists in her team’s 6-0 win a goal in a key win over Seaford last over Sussex Central last Tuesday. Thursday. Honorable mention- Taylor Oliphant- Laurel; Ashley Zarello- Laurel; Katie McMahon- Delmar; Mallory Elliott- Delmar; Hali Ramey- Delmar; Alison Bloodsworth- Delmar; Ellen Rowe- Sussex Tech; Lindsay Danz- Sussex Tech; Paige Collins- Sussex Tech; Jared Rittenhouse- Delmar; Cody Webster- Delmar; Kyle Brown- Laurel; Cody Bristow- Laurel; Tyler West- Laurel; David Bradshaw- Delmar; Spencer Fothergill- Delmar; Justin Thomas- Delmar; Kevin Forse- Delmar; Jamel Jones- Delmar; David Ricksecker- Sussex Tech; Jamar Beckett- Sussex Tech


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Laurel boys’ soccer team falls to Indian River, 6-1 The Laurel boys’ soccer team lost to Indian River, 6-1, last Tuesday. The Indians held a 2-0 lead at the half before Kyle Brown’s goal made it 2-1. Jamie Ruhl made six saves in goal for the Bulldogs.

FANCY FOOTWORK- Laurel’s Kyle Brown looks to make a move during a soccer game earlier this season. Brown had his team’s lone goal in a loss to Indian River last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Wildcats’ goalie Jared Rittenhouse stops a corner kick by the Blue Jays. Rittenhouse later moved to striker and scored the game winning goal in the first overtime period. Don Mathis (No. 12) backs up the play for Delmar. Photo by Gene Bleile

Delmar soccer comes from behind; defeats Seaford 2-1 in overtime By Gene Bleile Soccer is a full sized game of chess played on a field of grass, where opportunity may only knock once (or maybe twice at best), in a hard nosed, aggressive matchup with state playoff berths at stake. Last Thursday night in a strong wind and light drizzle, opportunity only knocked once for Seaford, but twice for Delmar as the Wildcats came from behind late in the second half to tie the game at 1-1 and won in overtime 2-1 at the Wildcats’ home field. In the first half, against the wind, Seaford dominated play, moved the ball downfield aggressively to outside the penalty area and crossed with numerous, well placed shots on goal. At the 20 minute mark, Seaford’s Trevor Lee took one of those crossover passes and drilled it past the Wildcats’ Jared Rittenhouse for a 1-0 lead that held up going into the half. Rittenhouse, who had kept the Jays at bay with six excellent saves in the first half, was pulled from goal to start the second half. “I needed a stronger defense to start the second half, so I put Jared (Rittenhouse) at sweeper,” head coach Greg Cathell said after the game. Cathell also pushed Casey Bellamy to outside midfield, hoping to stretch the Seaford defense and get the ball to striker Denny Murray. The Jays’ defense continued to battle and turned away numerous attacks, led by the outstanding play of goalie Andrew Halter, who finished the game with 12 saves, many of which were in heavy traffic. Cathell then made another move to create more offense, when he moved Rittenhouse from sweeper to striker late in the game. The move paid off with two minutes left in regulation, when Rittenhouse played a pass to Frank VanGessel, who netted a left footed shot to tie the score at 1-1.

In the second half the momentum swung to the Wildcats and Blue Jay Head Coach Tim Lee put it into perspective. “We had numerous scoring opportunities that were either just wide or were blocked, we couldn’t find the back of the net,” he emphasized after the game. The overtime periods were another defensive battle with numerous shots on goal by both teams, but the move of Rittenhouse to striker again paid dividends for the Wildcats. Eight minutes into the first overtime Corey Phillips made a cross into the penalty area in front of the goal and in heavy traffic Seaford’s goalie Andrew Halter fought for the ball, but in the mix of bodies and a loose ball, the Wildcats’ Jared Rittenhouse punched a goal shot into the left side corner for a 2-1 lead and the eventual win. “I told my kids at the beginning of the season it would all come down to the last game on the schedule against Seaford. We came out with heart and aggressive play and took the game to them, we knew what we had to do to make it happen,” Cathell said. “It was a disappointing loss for us,” Seaford head coach Tim Lee said after the 2-1 defeat. “A win tonight would have given us a better chance to make the state tournament. We set high standards this year and now we have a wait and see attitude. I told the kids that our destiny is in the hand of others right now.” The Blue Jays finished the game with 21 shots on goal and seven corners and the Wildcats had 22 shots and six corners. Andrew Halter, the Jays goalie had 12 saves and the combination of Jared Rittenhouse (six saves first half) and Sean Scovell (seven saves in the second half) finished with 13 total saves in the game. The Jays finish the season at 9-5-2 overall and 8-3-2 in conference. The Wildcats finish there season 11-5 overall and 9-4 in conference.



Delmar Sports Scene By Tommy Young

Delmar’s Billy Cropper, left, and David Bradshaw, shown during a game earlier this season, helped anchor the defensive line during last Friday’s win over Milford. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar football continued made key tackles to keep Milford from answering the Delmar score and the Buccaneers were forced to punt the ball early in the second quarter. The Wildcats started with the ball on their own 23 yard line and quickly went to work with Thomas running for a 17yard gain, Jackson picking up 12 yards with another run, and a run by Campbell and a Milford penalty setting up third and one from the Milford 39. Layton had a 19-yard run for a first down and another Buccaneer penalty gave Delmar first and goal from the nine. Jackson eventually scored on a six-yard touchdown run and Smith made it 14-0 with 6:29 remaining in the half. Milford started its next possession with good field position following a short kick, but the Wildcats got the ball right back when Spencer Fothergill recovered a fumble on a third down play. For the second time in the first half Delmar turned a Milford turnover into a touchdown. Taylor Ballard picked up five yards on third and eight from the Milford 44 and Campbell later followed Ballard and his offensive line for a six-yard pickup on fourth down. Thomas bounced off several Milford defenders for a 33-yard touchdown run on the next play to give Delmar a 21-0 lead (following Smith’s third consecutive successful PAT) with 2:40 left in the first half. Milford went to the air on its next possession, scoring a touchdown less than one minute after Delmar’s score. Nick Johnson completed a 46-yard touchdown pass to Theo Bowe to make it 21-6 with 1:50 to go in the first half. The Buccaneers’ offense went back to work in the third quarter, starting on the Delmar 32 after a long kickoff return. Drummond ran for 25 yards before scoring on an eight-yard touchdown run. Legrand ran in the two-point conversion to pull Milford within seven (21-14) with 10:33 left in the third. The Wildcats started their next possession with the ball on their own 11 yard line. Thomas had runs of 13 and 11 yards and Milford was called for a face mask penalty to move the ball to midfield. But the Bucs recovered a Delmar fumble on

Delmar senior running back Justin Thomas has the ball after running for a six-yard touchdown run, his third of the game, in a 28-14 win over Milford last week in the rain. Photo by Mike McClure

the next play to give the ball back to the offense. Milford started with the ball on the Delmar 49 before a holding penalty and a sack by Delmar’s David Bradshaw and Fothergill for a seven yard loss set up third and 24 on the 37. Layton also made a stop to force the Buccaneers to punt the ball. Delmar started with the ball on the 44 yard line and moved the ball into Buc territory. Thomas gained 15 yards on a third down run, Jackson ran for 11 yards, Thomas had a 14-yard run, and Thomas scored his third touchdown of the game with a six-yard run. Smith’s extra point kick gave the Wildcats a 28-14 lead with 3:30 left in the third quarter. Delmar’s defense continued to shut down the Bucs as Bradshaw made a stop for a 10-yard loss on an attempted reverse. Kerry King also made a tackle during which the Milford runner fumbled the ball and Delmar’s Jamel Jones recovered the ball.

The Delmar High fall sports’ teams had another great week whipping up on everybody in sight and went 5-0. The field hockey team completed their regular season with a pair of wins as they defeated Sussex Central on Tuesday 6-0 as Katie McMahon had the “hat trick” scoring three goals. Then on Thursday, they defeated Smyrna 2-1. This gave them an undefeated season with 13 wins and only a 0-0 tie with Caesar Rodney on October 2, which spoiled their perfect season. The playoff schedule should come out this week, and these ladies should have a high ranking. The boys’ soccer team also ended their regular season with two wins when they defeated Milford on Tuesday 6-2 as Frank Van Gessell, Cody Webster, and Denny Murray scored two goals apiece. Then on Thursday they defeated Seaford 2-1 as Van Gessell and Jared Rittenhouse scored the goals for the Wildcats. And then it was Friday night, and as it had been raining for several days and had not let up much at game time, it was a miserable night for everyone. I was thankful for the press box, although it was quite crowded. The players that were most effected were the passers and the runners who tried to make cuts, so it was bad for Tevin Jackson and Matt Campbell, but Justin Thomas had a big night because he is a power, north and south runner as the stats showed. Thomas rushed for 211 yards on 18 carries and Campbell 67 yards on 10 trips. Thomas scored three touchdowns and Milford opened the fourth quarter with the ball on the 20 following a Delmar punt. Ballard and Bradshaw each made a tackle and Thomas tipped a pass which was almost intercepted by Ballard on third and eight on the 32. The Delmar offense put together another drive starting at the 49 yard line. Campbell ran for 11 yards behind lead blocker Craig Thompson before running all the way to the end zone on the next play. Although it appeared that Campbell reached the end zone before losing the ball, Milford was given the ball on the 20 after recovering it in the end zone. Delmar’s defense made one more stop, Thomas rumbled for 17 yards on third and nine on the Milford 31, and the Wildcats took a knee to seal the 28-14 win. “I thought the kids reacted well. We played it up as a playoff game because they needed to beat us to create a three way tie (in the South),” Hearn said. “It was a playoff type game and I thought the kids reacted well.” Thomas ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns, Jackson had 10 carries for 85 yards, and Campbell added 69 yards rushing. The Wildcats totaled 469 yards rushing in the win. Hearn was pleased with the kicking of senior David Smith (four extra points in his second game as the team’s kicker), the punting of Seth Benson, and the snaps by long snapper Jeff Fleetwood considering the playing conditions. Delmar’s offensive line also did a solid job blocking for the Delmar runners. “I thought they did a pretty good job on a sloppy field. We had people down there looking to make some blocks,” said Hearn. “We challenged our offensive and

Jackson one while David Smith made all four of his extra point kicks. Delmar led 21-6 at half-time and was in control of the 28-14 win all the way. There was one disputed call by the officials as Matt Campbell, after a good run, was hit on the goal line and fumbled the ball that was recovered in the end zone by Milford and was called a touchback when most of the fans down on the goal line felt that Matt had crossed the goal line when he fumbled robbing him of a touchdown. Two of the officials were injured and had to be replaced. Their injuries were caused by the muddy field as they had trouble getting out of the players’ way. It was just a tough field to play on, but both teams turned in gutsy performances and were fortunate not to have any serious injuries. Delmar is at Laurel Friday night, so Alt. 13 should be very busy. ASSISTS AND ERRORS - I know that there is another varsity sport being played at DHS, and that is volleyball, but there is seldom a score turned in, and I certainly cannot cover the games for two reasons. I do not know anything about the game, and I am old, and those benches are hard. However, the girls that are enjoying playing the game, and that’s what it’s all about. Maybe next year they will send in their results, and we can mention some of the players and how they are doing.

Delmar’s David Smith follows through on a kick during his team’s 28-14 win over Milford last Friday night. The senior made all four extra points in his second game as the team’s kicker. Photo by Mike McClure

defensive lines earlier in the week., We told them ‘if you play well we’ll win on Friday’.” Delmar (8-0) looks to move closer to a second straight Henlopen South title and a berth in the state playoffs this Friday night in Laurel. Hearn doesn’t expect an easy time against the rival Bulldogs. “I just know it’s going to be a struggle. I don’t think it (Laurel playing Monday) will phase them come Friday night,” Hearn said “Last year they really challenged us all night. We won’t look past them. They (Laurel coaches) know us well. It’s too late in the season to put in any surprises.”



Raven Roundup: Tech football team blanks Lower Moreland By Mike McClure The Sussex Tech varsity football team moved to 5-3 overall with a 40-0 non-conference win over Lower Moreland (Pa.) last Friday. Jamar Beckett had touchdown runs of 20 and 23 yards and Seth Hastings booted a pair of extra points to give the Ravens a 14-0 lead after one quarter of play. Beckett added a seven-yard touchdown run and a 17-yard run for a score and Hastings kicked two more successful PATs for a 28-0 Tech lead at the half. Beckett ran in his fifth touchdown of the game, a three-yard run in the third quarter, to make it 35-0. George Godwin had a five-yard touchdown run in the final quarter to seal the 42-0 win. Raven cross country teams win two of three- The Sussex Tech boys’ and girls’ cross country teams each picked up two wins in a meet against Caesar Rodney, Polytech, and Smyrna last Wednesday. The boys fell to Caesar Rodney, 20-35, and beat Polytech (19-46) and Smyrna (1942). David Ricksecker (16:45) placed first overall, Brian Singh (18:01) was eighth, Derek Kitchen (18:11) came in ninth, and Steve Spera (18:37) placed 10th. The girls defeated Smyrna, 19-44, and Polytech, 27-33, but lost to Caesar Rodney, 16-47. Sussex Tech’s Paige Collins (22:43) finished sixth overall and Dee Carillo (23:41) placed 10th. The boys’ team also placed first in last Monday’s Vo-tech championship as Ricksecker (17:05), Kitchen (18:22), and Singh (18:40) finished in the top three for the Ravens. Collins (23:54) came in fifth, Rachel Crum (24:55) placed ninth, and Karianne Flynn was 10th to help the Lady Ravens to a second place finish behind Hodgson.

Local high school graduates’ college stats (as of Oct. 29) Club advisor Lisa Swan (far left) and athletic director Joe Thomson (far right) proudly help Sussex Technical High School students display their national All-American Sportsmanship School banner.

Sussex Tech named an All-American sportsmanship school The Institute for International Sport, administrators of National Sportsmanship Day, have named 12 schools, including Sussex Tech High School, as 2007-08 “All-American Sportsmanship Schools” and one conference as 2007-08 “All-American Sportsmanship Conference.” The selection process involves the Institute receiving nominations as part of its administration of National Sportsmanship Day, which is celebrated annually on the first Tuesday of March. Following each National Sportsmanship Day, an Institute selection committee screens the nominees and makes selections based on the clear and strong commitment to a culture of sportsmanship in each of the honored schools. “We look for schools whose administration fosters a strong atmosphere of sportsmanship among its coaching staff and student-athletes,” said Chris Shea, coordinator of the 2008 National Sportsmanship Day program. The 2007-08 honored All-American Sportsmanship Schools will all play an active role in the 2008 National Sportsmanship Day, to be celebrated on March 4, 2008. Activities will include participation in the Institute’s “Team Sportsmanship” which involves high school and college student-athletes and coaches visiting local elementary and middle schools on National Sportsmanship Day to lead discussions about the importance of sportsmanship. “The 2007-08 honorees are made up of a group of schools- ranging from elementary school to university- that have all clearly demonstrated a well thought out sportsmanship program in their respective schools which has resulted in an admirable commitment to and practice of sportsmanship,” said Shea. Sussex Tech is the first downstate school to receive this honor.

Football- Marcus Morris, Sussex Tech, Wesley College- 9G, 19 solo tackles, six assists; Eston Ennis, Laurel, Wesley College- 6G, seven solo tackles, six assists; T.J. Jenkins, Sussex Tech, Wesley College- 4G, two solo tackles, five assists; Dale Rains, Woodbridge, Wesley College- 1G, one assist; Anton Ridley, Laurel, Villanova University- 8G, 15 catches, 172 yards, one TD; Brandon Hudson, Sussex Tech, Delaware State- five punt returns for 71 yards, six kick returns for 230 yards and a touchdown, eight solo tackles, seven assists; Gabe Ellis, Delmar, Frostburg- 8G, 27 solo tackles, 29 assists, .5 sacks; Jason Layton, Delmar, Methodist University- 7G, eight carries for 16 yards, two kick returns for 14 yards; Alan Preston, Delmar, Methodist University- 1G, one solo tackle, one sack, one forced fumble; Tyler Downes, Delmar, West Chester9G, 43 solo tackles, 16 assists, one fumble recovery Field hockey- Lauren Correll, Sussex Tech, Salisbury University- 17GS, 19 goals, two assists, 40 points; Danielle Twilley, Delmar, Salisbury University- 17GS, 11 goals, five assists, 27 points; Bethany Pavlik, Sussex Tech, Delaware Valley- 20GS, 20 goals, 10 assists, 50 points; Lindsey Collison, Woodbridge, Shenandoah- 11GS, two goals, one assist, 11 points; Caitlin Morris, Seaford, Shenandoah- 9GS, no goals; Claire Rekitzke, Seaford, York College- 21G, 19GS, 66GA, 161 saves; Candace Gaull, Laurel, Washington College- 17GS, 11 goals, seven assists, 29 points; Boys’ soccer- Josh Scotton, Delmar, Salisbury University- 5G, one save, no goals allowed; Mitch Fryling, Seaford, Neumann College- 17G, 13GS, one assist, one point Girls’ soccer- Jerilyn Idler, Woodbridge, Virginia Wesleyan- 17G, two goals, five assists, nine points Cross country- Rebekah Ricksecker, Sussex Tech, Liberty University- second in Virginia Tech Inv., 47th in Notre Dame Inv., 123rd in Pre-nationals, seventh Big South championships; Joleen Schilling, Delmar, Wesley College- eight at Dues, 10th at Wilm., 40th at DCI, 17th at GBI, 25th at CAB Volleyball- Ashley Hearn, Epworth Christian, Wesley College- 73G, 28 kills, 18E, 471 assists, 51 aces, 147 digs,11 blocks Call Mike McClure at 302-629-9788 if a local grad is missing from this list.

Shai Mears is shown heading down the field during a recent NYSA game. Mears scored four goals in his team’s 8-1 win.

Nanticoke Youth Soccer Association results: October 20 Lions 8, Lightning 1- Shai Mears netted four goals, Josh Dahla added two goals, and James Hill and Macala Hill added one goal each for the Lions. Hannah Hollingsworth scored one goal for the Lightning.

Inaugural Shorecut Lawn Care 5 on 5 flag football tournament The first Shorecut Lawn Care 5 on 5 flag football tournament will take place Nov. 17-18. The cost to participate is $125 per team with three guaranteed games. Trophies will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams with an expected pay out of over $1,000 to be awarded to the first place team. Contact Blair Carey at 443-783-3294 to sign up or for more information.

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Melynda Hitchens 246, 704

High games and series Michael Cherrix 279 Justin Sherman 642 Katie Hickey 246, 639 Stephanie Jones 246

High games and series Trey Milligan 231, 681 Shelby Causey 225, 612

Eastern Shore Men

Friday Trios High games and series Jody Garber 270 William Norman 647 Tina Rawls 231 Chris Taylor 615

Baby Blue Jays High games and series Brad Morgan 198, 341 Michelle Talley 179, 330

Mardel ABC High games and series Richard Truitt 291, 743 Jesse Evaristo, Jr. 291

Wed. AM Mixed High games and series Mark Benson 267, 748 Doris Barron 264 Diane Patchett 721

Tuesday Early Mixed High games and series Jeff Nelson 260, 668

The Delaware Magic Blue recently won the Fall Classic Invitational in Shippensburg, Pa. Team members are shown (l to r): first row: Danielle Griffin and Brook Ash; second row: Sewall McCabe, Tori Woerner, Gina Zuchelli, Lauren Smith, Julie Frase, Jessi Baker, Lindsey Reid; third row: Todd Baker, Emily Williamson, Hannah Rust, Kelli Anderson, Larry Zuchelli, Alexus McManaway, and Sara McCabe.

Gethsemane United Methodist Church Race for Faith is Nov. 17 The Third Annual Gethsemane United Methodist Church Race for Faith will take place at 9 a.m. on Nov. 17. The proceeds will go towards The Seaford Mission. What to expect: drawings, door prizes, and refreshments; certified 5K course; run or walk competitively; one mile contemplative prayer walk (free); and service to follow event the next day, Sunday, at Gethsemane United Methodist Church at 8:45 a.m. Register by Nov. 3 at a cost of $15 Pre-registration (first 50 registered runners will receive a free Third Annual Race for Faith t-shirt); $10 pre-registration for students; and $20 registration day of event (beginning at 8 a.m.). The race starts at Woodland Ferry in Seaford. For more information call Kelly or Rachael Carey at 302-629-5588.

Seaford/Laurel Star sports section has a new e-mail address Got sports? Send your sports scores, photos, and press releases to the Star’s new sports e-mail address: Call sports editor Mike McClure at 302-629-9788 with any questions.

Salisbury Christian School volleyball team wins PACC titles The Salisbury Christian School Lady Jaguars swept the PACC regular season title and championship conference title, remaining undefeated throughout their season and the playoff games. They were 12–0 in the PACC and 13–0 overall. The season ended on October 19 with their win against Seaford Christian Academy 3 – 1. On Friday, Oct. 26, the Jaguars won the semifinal match 3 – 1 against Faith Baptist. Sam Seifert led the team with 13 kills, and Emily Eskridge added 16 service points and nine aces. Whitney Smith contributed with four kills and seven digs. In the final match against Greenwood Mennonite School, sophomore Sam Seifert led the team with 17 kills and 16 digs. Senior players Emily Eskridge added seven kills, Victoria Overholt had two kills and 31 assists, Jessica Gundry had five kills, Lindsay Maddux had 17 service points and eight kills, and Amy Adkins had five kills. The following girls from SCS made the all-conference team: 1st team: Samantha Seifert and Emily Eskridge, 2nd team: Lindsay Maddux and Victoria Overholt. The Lady Jaguars have qualified and will be participating in the Maryland State Volleyball tournament at Washington Bible College in Lanham, Md., on Nov. 3.

High games and series Ryan Mulvaney 283, 729 Wendy Lowe 227, 642

Seaford City

High games and series Samuel Cucinotta 290 Will Kernodle 753

High games and series Myron Hayes 306, 775

Club 50

High games and series R.D. Brew Gattis 324, 888 Sarah Greene 301 Carolyn Chandler 783

High games and series Calvin Ellis 244 Les Elliott 753 Irene Foxwell 269 Janet Lecates 711

Tuesday AM Mixed High games and series Donald Minter 216 Donald Moore 556 Pam Good 250, 637

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Sunday Nite Mixed High games and series Robert Sheren 303, 825 Bonnie Safritt 277 Michelle Campbell 753

Nite Owl High games and series Andrew Parlier 284 Michael Berg 724

Seaford Department of Recreation to hold winter registration The Seaford Department of Recreation will hold registration for the following winter sports programs: Little Wrestlers -ages 6-12. The cost is $20 and the program runs mid-November through March. The deadline to sign up is Nov. 16 and there is a special registration night on Nov. 1 at the rec building from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Basketball- boys ages 8-10 and 11-13 and girls ages 8-13. The cost is $20 which includes a shirt. Player must sign up by Dec 7. Jr. Jordan Clinic- boys and girls in K-third grade- The cost is $5 and is every Saturday in January at Frederick Douglass. Players must register by Dec 29. 6 and 7 year old- boys and girls basketball- The cost is $20 and includes a shirt. League play begins in February. Games are played on Saturdays at Frederick Douglass.

Sussex Chix 12U softball team is looking for players The Sussex Chix 12U fast pitch softball team is looking to add players for the 2008 season. Tryouts will be by appointment only, and will run until Nov.17. To set up an appointment please contact Robin Marine at 302-448-5967. We are a new team with which there will be opportunities for playing time for those willing to improve their skills.

WSBGC indoor soccer, hockey programs to begin WSBGC Athletic Department announces: Indoor Soccer- Soccer League start date: Dec. 3. Mondays: 7-9 year olds. Practice session prior to games. Games will be played 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays: 10-12 year olds. Practice session prior to games. Games will be played 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays: 13-15 year olds: Practice session prior to games. Games will be played 6 - 9 p.m. Coaches/League Meetings: Soccer meeting on Monday, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. Indoor Hockey- Coaches/League meetings: Hockey meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. Hockey league start date: Dec. 6. Thursdays: Age groups yet to be determined. All ages 7-18 can sign up. Depending upon interest will lead to how many leagues/how many teams in each league. Having one night all to themselves should allow for many games to take place. Games will be played 6 - 9 p.m. The schedule excludes games that would take place on the dates Dec. 24- Jan. 3.

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Shown (l to r) is the Salisbury Christian volleyball team, which won the PACC regular season and tournament championships: back row – Shelby Dukes (Laurel,), Whitney Smith (Eden), Lyndsey Phelps (Mardela Springs), Samantha Seifert (Salisbury), Emily Eskridge (Galestown), Lindsay Maddux (Salisbury), and Victoria Overholt (Pocomoke); front row - Amy Adkins (Laurel), Caitlyn Howard (Allen,), ME Workman (Salisbury), Kristen McTernan (Delmar), Erin Morris (Coach, Salisbury), and Jessica Gundry (Woodland).




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Laurel/Seaford Star sports predictions: week 9

Star Tuesday night high school sports scoreboard

High school football- Smyrna at Sussex Tech- Sussex Tech 28-10 Milford at Woodbridge- Woodbridge 21-14- Woodbridge is on a little bit of a roll here lately. Indian River at Seaford- Indian River 35-10 Delmar at Laurel- Delmar 42-14 College football- Florida State at Boston College- Boston College 31-14 NFL- Washington at New York Jets- Washington 27-17 Dallas at Philadelphia- Philadelphia 28-24- The Eagles have already beaten Dallas twice with T.O. on their team. What’s one more. Baltimore at Pittsburgh- Pittsburgh 28-10

Soccer- Sussex Tech 3, Cape Henlopen 1- Nathan Zanks, Aris Reynoso, and Ariel Espinosa each scored a goal and Sebastian Borror added an assist in the Raven win. Geoffrey Morton made four saves for Sussex Tech, which held an 18-9 advantage in shots and a 5-3 edge in corners. Field hockey- Delmar 4, Laurel 0- Laurel held the undefeated Wildcats to one goal in the first half. Lindsay Lloyd scored on a feed from Mallory Elliott. Elliott scored a pair of second half goals and Alison Bloodsworth found Katie McMahon for a score. Laurel’s Taylor Oliphant made three first half saves and Ashley Zarello recorded 11 saves in the second half. The Bulldog defense, led by seniors Chelsea Espenlaub and Kelsy Gordy, also made five defensive saves. Shannon Wilson had one stop for the Wildcats, who ended the regular season without a loss. Cross Country- Sussex Tech’s David Ricksecker placed first in the Sussex County cross country meet which was held in Seaford. Ricksecker set a new course record (16:39) to help the Ravens to a first place finish. Sussex Tech’s Brian Singh (17:52) and Derek Kitchen (17:55) placed third and fourth. Seaford’s Andrew Hoffman (17:58) finished fifth and Barrett Smith (18:16) came in sixth as the Blue Jays placed third. In the girls’ race, Seaford’s Lindsay James (21:39) finished second and teammate Jennifer Hoffman (24:01) was eight for the Blue Jays, who placed third. Sussex Tech’s Dee Carillo (22:35) came in fourth and Paige Collins (22:44) was sixth to help the Ravens to a first place finish. See next week’s Star for more information.

Daniel Richardson6-4 last week, 51-251 overall

High school football- Smyrna at Sussex Tech- Sussex Tech 27-21 Milford at Woodbridge- Milford 42-10- Milford is the second best team next to Delmar. I don’t give Woodbridge a chance. Indian River at Seaford- Indian River 49-3 Delmar at Laurel- Delmar 28-13- Delmar is looking unstoppable. Laurel will need to pull out all the tricks. College football- Florida State at Boston College- Boston College 24-7- If this was in Florida it would be a lot closer. NFL- Washington at New York Jets- Washington 35-17Washington gets a big win after a huge beating in New England. Dallas at Philadelphia- Dallas 38-10- I hate to pick ‘em, but Jesse Piquette- 5-5 last week, 45-31-1 Dallas is the best team in the NFC. overall Baltimore at Pittsburgh- Pittsburgh 28-20 Sports editor’s note: Send your week 10 predictions to sports editor Mike McClure at or 302-629-9243 (f) by Thursday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m. Please include your name and phone number. Week 10 games- High school football- Sussex Tech at Polytech, Woodbridge at Delmar, Laurel at Seaford; College football- Salisbury University at Frostburg, Louisville at West Virginia; NFL- Philadelphia at Washington, Cincinatti at Baltimore; High school field hockey/soccer playoffs TBA

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High school football- Smyrna at Sussex Tech- Sussex Tech 3514- The Raven running game should continue to roll up the points in this Henlopen North battle. Milford at Woodbridge- Milford 28-21- The homestanding Raiders will make this a close one, but the Bucs have a balanced offense. Indian River at Seaford- Indian River 35-7 Delmar at Laurel- Delmar 35-21- Don’t underestimate the Bulldogs, at home against one of their neighboring Bulldogs. They have nothing to lose in this one, however, the Wildcats have won at Indian River and Milford and should remain unbeaten.. College football- Florida State at Boston College- Florida State Mike McClure- 5-5 28-24 last week , 49-27-1 NFL- Washington at New York Jets- Washington 28-14 overall Dallas at Philadelphia- Dallas 35-24- T.O equals TDs against his former team. Baltimore at Pittsburgh- Pittsburgh 24-12

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Delmar’s Mallory Elliott had two goals and an assist in her team’s 4-0 win over Laurel on Tuesday. Photo by Mike McClure

Sussex Tech’s Sebastian Borror had an assist in his team’s 3-1 win over Cape Henlopen on Tuesday. Photo by Mike McClure

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Delaware Firefighters Push Detector Use On Saturday, November 3rd, all Delaware fire stations will welcome residents and provide free smoke detectors and replacement battries as part of a statewide fire safety campaign. Known as “Wake Up Delaware,” the program is in its sixth year and firefighters have come together twice each year since 2002 to promote the importance of having WORKING smoke detectors in Delaware homes. Wake Up Delaware coordinator Tom Mitten pointed out the “We have documented “saves” as a direct result of smoke detectors provided by fire company personnel free to residents throughout our state. It’s a mission we embrace with great dedication and passion” Since the first Wake Up Delaware Day in March 2002, firefighters have distributed more than 75,000 free detectors and 45,000 replacement batteries. Homes should have at least one smoke detector on each level, particularly near sleeping quarters. Residential smoke detectors should be tested monthly and have their batteries replaced once a year. Firefighters remind residents to change their smoke detector batteries when changing their clocks, which happens this fall on November 3rd. Despite the herculean effort of Delaware’s firefighters, there are still households that do not have working smoke detectors. Mitten said, “The hardest part is learning there are no detectors as a result of a serious fire. It is particularly baffling to us when we provide them free of charge. No Delaware home should be without working smoke detectors.”

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Affordable housing and skilled workers lacking Most Sussex Countians are probably unaware of a conference RANK ALIO held at Del Tech for the past 14 years. Beebe Hospital says they The Sussex County Today & cannot attract even the Tomorrow Conference was held Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the William lowest paid technician, A. Carter Partnership Center. let along nurses and docWhat is it? A mix of Sussex County busitors because of the high ness people, Chamber of Comcost of housing... merce leaders, and members of the Del Tech organization meet monthhave in Sussex when trying to purchase a ly to gather demographics regarding the home. county. They are seeking answers to the He said that in a county that is the questions: what are the issues facing the fastest growing in the state, the average inpopulation, and what can be done? At the conference, the sell-out crowd of come ($50,000) makes it difficult to purchase a home when the average cost of a of 350 people, were given the facts, then home ranges from $250,000 to over urged to participate with their thoughts. $350,000. The conference was not a fix to the probJobs in Sussex are low paying, many lems facing the county, just to make those without medical care, retirement plans, or attending aware of the issues. sick leave. This year was probably the most On the other side of the issue is PATS, controversial, challenging, and meaningful a company at the Sussex County Airport in conference to date; it’s kinda like a catchGeorgetown which manufactures fuel 22. tanks for Boeing Aircraft, and also does Sussex County is between a rock and a repairs and restoration for aircraft around hard place when it comes to jobs and housing. Ed Simon, former director of the the world. PATS has jobs that pay excellent wages, but the company can't find Department of Labor, now with the enough employees. Delaware Economic Development Office, The company started with 100 employgave a power point presentation that ees nearly a decade ago, now has 600 emshowed the predicament working people



ployees, and needs to hire another 150 within the next 12 months. The problem, Mark Ryan, general manager of PATS, says he can't find qualified workers. Ryan says 70 percent of his employees come from other states than Delaware. PATS is the DuPont Company of the 21st century. Their jobs pay from $40,000 to over six-figures with benefits. The problem is the population in Sussex is growing older, according to Simon's numbers, while the young population is leaving the area for better jobs. People often complain why Sussex can’t attract manufacturing jobs. The answer is complicated. Beebe Hospital says they cannot attract even the lowest paid technician, let along nurses and doctors because of the high cost of housing on the east side. People who live on the western side of the county can’t even afford moderately prices housing in this area starting at $180,000 because of their limited income. There will be panelists from the private sector and government offering solutions to the issues being raised. Dave Moore from Milford, CEO/president Milford Housing Development Corp., discussed a program similar to Habitat except family groups help build homes for each other saving $40,000 per house using volunteer labor.

Joe Conaway, Bridgeville Commissioner told how his town is planning to build 163 moderately priced housing waiving impact fees. Homes there will be offered to local residents or people who work within the school district. Bill LeCates, director of Community Development for the county, presented the county’s plan as a result of a task force formed last year with new guidelines for people who qualify for moderate housing. On the economic development side Ryan addressed his recruiting woes and the recent joint venture with the county and Delaware Tech Community College to offer airframe training in hopes of luring Sussex residents to learn the trade and then work for PATS. Dave Baker, Sussex County Administrator, addressed the issues trying to attract industry to the county, and Stephanie Smith, vice president for Academic Affairs, Del Tech, addressed similar issues from the college’s side. The issue of health care was addressed by Simon. He talked about what health care means to the county in relationship to jobs. Simon noted there are fewer primary physicians now than there were five years ago. Dr. Bill McGowan, extension educator for the University of Delaware, led a discussion on health care in Sussex County titled, “What is the Public’s Prescription?”

Did you follow all the rules of ‘trick or treat?’ As Halloween has come and gone, another night of ‘Trick of ONY INDSOR Treat” has been entered into my annals of history. We literally would Trick Here I am at the age of 50 still or Treat until sometimes participating in a night of lumbering through the streets of the city, 11 or 11:30 at night. I begging for candy and other wonder now how this amenities. I wonder how this event would could be legal, even with be perceived by someone who was no written laws. alien to our culture and happened to decide to stroll down Shipley Street at about 7 p.m. on Halloween night. each year I see people much older then 12 ringing door bells looking for treats. Halloween never approaches that I It is one thing that they are too old to don’t start to rekindle those childhood be doing this, but it is the arrogance that memories of my own “Trick or Treat” esfrustrates me. capades. I watch each year as I accompany my I can honestly say that I never took part three- and six-year-old niece and nephew in any traditions that involved “trickery,” on their Trick or Treat voyage, and see such as toilet papering someone’s house, egging someone’s car, chunking pumpkins people who have to be at least 17 or 18 years and older out banging on doors. off the steps of people’s houses and into They don’t even bother putting on so the streets, or turning over someone outmuch as a mask; they parade through the house. neighborhood in street clothes carrying Nope, I stuck with the more innocent grocery bags. door to door canvassing of neighborhoods Outside of homeowners refusing to give asking for treats. them candy, I guess there is little else that But, today there are rules and regulacan be done to deal with this type of ignotions guiding the “Trick or Treat” activities rance. on Halloween night, unlike days when my When I was a kid, there were no time peers and I were out and about dressed as restrictions for Trick or Treat. ghosts and goblins knocking on doors. My mother would take me and my oldToday you must be no more than 12 er brother out until we had blisters on our years of age and there are only a couple of feet and rubber band sores across the back hours in which to carry out your Haland sides of our heads. loween mission. We would always go out with my However, the rule governing age limits mother’s best friend, Pat, and her children. seems to be constantly violated, because Mom and Pat in the front seat of the car



covering ever square mile of Crisfield, Maryland, or at least those areas appearing to be more “high-class,” where better bounty was at a higher potential. My mother and Pat would take us out in shifts. We would ride up and down Hall Street and Wyndfall Avenue and out by the hospital and every back street along the way. At about 10 p.m., with bags overflowing, Pat would drive us home to empty our treasures in the living room floor. After Mom and Pat picked through and found their favorite candies, we would load up and head out for another run. We literally would Trick or Treat until sometimes 11 or 11:30 at night. I wonder

now how this could be legal, even with no written laws. By the end of the night we were wearing our masks on the back of our heads and falling asleep waiting for someone to answer the door. We would wind up with so much candy that I actually think I saw some of the night’s windfall lying in my Easter Basket. I have to say, as much as we looked forward to Trick or Treat, by the end of the night we were happy it was over. I will also attest to the fact that having two set hours for Trick or Treat is a very worthwhile addition to modern day Halloween events.

ShotSpotter helps police detect gunfire up to a mile away

Delaware Safety and Homeland Security Secretary, David B. Mitchell, recently hosted a demonstration of the ShotSpotter gunshot location technology for local law enforcement interested in new and innovative ways to solve shooting crimes. “There is no single solution to reducing violent crimes especially those that involve shootings. We must explore a variety of resources including new technology like ShotSpotter to help us fight crime and make our communities safer,” Secretary Mitchell said. “This technology has proven beneficial in other urban areas throughout the country and today several members of the law enforcement community learned how it could enhance our response to shootings in Delaware. The ShotSpotter technology detects gunfire up to a mile away. In a multi-shot incident, the system reports the location of each individual shot so that officers are dispatched to the correct location with information about the number of shots fired and the number of shooters. In 2004, Secretary Mitchell began meeting with Wilmington Public Safety Director James Mosley, Wilmington Police Chief Michael Szczerba and New Castle County Public Safety Director Frazier to discuss ways to reduce gun violence in the Wilmington area. “We have looked at various ways technology can enable us to be more effective with limited resources,” Mitchell said.



Police Journal Robbery and attempted rape

The Delaware State Police arrested a 17-year-old Seaford boy Monday afternoon after he allegedly used a handgun to commit a home invasion robbery shortly after midnight on Saturday, Oct. 27. In addition to robbing the woman the boy allegedly put the gun to her head and demanded sex from the woman. On Saturday, Oct. 27 detectives assigned to the Delaware State Police Major Crimes unit at Troop 4 responded to the 24000 block of Dove Road, near Seaford, to investigate a home invasion robbery. Upon arrival detectives contacted a 41year-old woman who was home with her son at the time of the incident. During their investigation detectives learned that shortly after midnight the victim and her son, were watching a movie in her bedroom when she observed a shadow walk past her bedroom door which was left partially open. The woman told police that she thought her daughter may have been home but she was supposed to spend the night with someone else. The woman got out of bed, opened her bedroom door and observed the suspect standing there wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, jeans and something black covering his face. At this time the suspect allegedly pointed a handgun at the woman’s head, unzipped his zipper and told her he wanted to have sex with her. The woman refused and gave the suspect a ten dollar bill from her pocket. The suspect took the money and demanded sex from the woman again and when she refused the suspect told the woman he was going to have sex with her son. After the suspect threatened to harm the woman’s son she became enraged and began fighting the suspect. During the altercation the suspect dropped the gun and the woman knocked him over a glass table shattering it. The suspect fled on foot and the woman ran to a neighbor’s house to call the police. As a result of the altercation the woman suffered cut on her foot from the broken glass. Her son was not injured. The gun was not recovered. During their investigation detectives identified Adrian Whitney, 17, of Seaford as a possible suspect. Witnesses told police that Whitney had been in the area earlier that week. The victim also identified Whitney as a person who had been at her home several days prior to the attack asking for a ride and cigarettes. Detectives located finger prints at the scene that matched Adrian Whitney’s finger prints on file at State Bureau of Identification in Dover. As a result of the investigation detectives arrested and charged Whitney with the following charges: Attempted 1st Degree Rape, Robbery 1st Degree, 4 counts of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, Burglary 1st Degree, 2 counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Person Prohibited, Wearing a Disguise During the Commission of a Felony and Criminal Mischief. Whitney was committed to the Stevenson House Detention Center on $150,500 secured bond.

Tip from public leads to arrest

On Wednesday, Oct. 24, state troopers from Troop 5 arrested a 28-year-old Georgetown man for allegedly breaking into the Delux Dairy Market convenience

store located at 10599 Concord Road near Seaford. The alleged crime occurred during the early hours of Saturday, Oct. 6 and was recorded by a video surveillance camera. The surveillance video was released to the media for circulation on Oct. 9. During their investigation state troopers arrested Ashley W. Allen, 28, of Georgetown for the burglary of the Delux Dairy Market and a second burglary that occurred on Oct. 5 at the Laurel Exxon. Allen was developed as a suspect after the surveillance video was released to the media. On Saturday, Oct. 20 troopers received a tip from a citizen who recognized Allen from the video. During the investigation Allen admitted to breaking into the Delux Dairy Market and stealing money but denied breaking into the Exxon. Troopers later charged Allen with two counts of Burglary 3rd Degree, two counts of Theft and two counts of Criminal Mischief. Allen was released on $13,000 unsecured bond.

Allen’s employee almost kidnapped

Delaware State Police detectives are currently investigating an attempted kidnapping of a 22-year-old Georgetown woman. On Oct. 24 at 12:45 a.m. state troopers from Troop Four responded to the parking lot of the Allen’s Family Food Plant located on Indian Mission Rd. in Harbeson to investigate a report of an attempted kidnapping. Upon arrival, investigators contacted the victim. Investigators learned that the woman is employed by Allen’s and was approached by an unknown male suspect in the parking lot. The suspect told the woman to come with him and she refused. At this time, the suspect grabbed the victim by the left arm and began to pull her through the parking lot. When another female employee in the parking lot asked the victim if the suspect was giving her trouble, the suspect let the victim go and fled the scene in a red Honda Civic with a Delaware registration plate. The woman was not injured during the incident. There is no surveillance video of this attack. The suspect in this case is described as a white male possibly Hispanic. The victim was visibly shaken after the attack and was unable to provide investigators with any additional details. If anyone has information, call Troop 4 at 856-5850 or Crimestoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

Millsboro teen charged in crash

On Oct. 25, the Delaware State Police charged Barry G. Boulden Jr., 18, of Millsboro, with one count of operation of a vehicle causing the death of another person. The indictment was handed down after the facts of the July 28 crash were presented to the Sussex County Grand Jury. The crash claimed the life of John G. Griffith, 44, of Timonium, Md. During the investigation, investigators determined that alcohol and drugs were not factors in the crash. Boulden fell asleep while operating a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am, which drifted onto the shoulder of the road. He struck Griffith who was repairing his bicycle and caused fatal injuries. Boulden was arrested and processed at Delaware State Police Troop Seven in Lewes. Boulden was arraigned by Commissioner Howard at Sussex County Superior Court. Commissioner Howard ordered

a non-guilty plea due to an ongoing constitutionality review of the death by motor vehicle law. Barry G. Boulden, Jr. was released on an unsecured bond.

Poultry house destroyed in fire

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a structure fire that occurred on Oct. 23, at 3:05 a.m. on the 31000 block of Old Hickory Rd. in Laurel. The Laurel Fire Department responded and was assisted by Delmar and Sharptown, Md. Upon arrival, they encountered a 400’ by 30’ vacant poultry house on fire. The building, owned by Vance Phillips of Laurel, collapsed shortly after the fire company’s arrival. Damages have been estimated at approximately $5,000. Delaware State Fire Marshal Investigators have determined that the fire originated in the south east area of the structure and the cause is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Fire Marshal’s Office Sussex Division at 856-5600.

Georgetown sex offender arrested

On Oct. 23, the Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration (SOAR) unit arrested a 54-year-old Georgetown man for residing within five hundred feet of the Sussex Academy of Arts and Science. Paul Votzke, 54, of the 21800 block of Zoar Rd., Georgetown, was arrested at his home after detectives learned that he had established temporary residency near the school. Votzke is a lifetime registrant in Maryland, for a 1990 conviction for sexual abuse of a child. Votzke was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 2, and released on $1,000 unsecured bail.

Teen shot during robbery

Delaware State Police detectives are currently investigating a home invasion robbery that occurred shortly after midnight in the Coverdale Crossroads community east of Bridgeville. At 12:49 a.m. on Oct. 25, state troopers from Troop Five were dispatched to the 22300 block of Coverdale Rd. to investigate a reported shooting. Upon arrival, troopers learned that two suspects described as black males armed with handguns entered the home and robbed the victims. During the robbery, a 13-year-old Bridgeville girl was shot in the left arm by one of the suspects. The girl was taken to Nanticoke Hospital, treated for her injury which was non-life threatening, and admitted for observation. No other injuries have been reported. Detectives are following several leads and are interviewing a person of interest. If anyone has information pertaining to the case, call Troop 4 at 856-5850 or Crimestoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

Fugitive arrested in Laurel

On Oct. 28, state troopers from Troop 5 arrested a 32-year-old Virginia man wanted for violating his probation in Virginia. Troopers received information from the Bedford Police Department (Bedford, Va.) that Damon L. Andrews, 32, of the 1900 block of Woodside Ct., Bedford, was staying at a home located at the 32200 block of Mt. Pleasant Rd. near Laurel. Police confirmed that Andrews was wanted for violating his probation in Virginia. Andrews was originally placed on pro-

bation for attempted malicious wounding of a police officer and assault and battery. Troopers contacted Andrews at the residence and took him into custody without incident. Andrews was charged with being a fugitive from another state. Andrews is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution without bail pending extradition back to Virginia.

Teens arrested for drug trafficking

On Oct. 26, the Delaware State Police arrested two Bridgeville teens for trafficking cocaine and other drug related charges. On Oct. 25, members of the Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit, Governor’s Task Force, and Major Crimes detectives from Troop 4 executed a search warrant at the home of Donte A. Goodman, 18, of the 22000 block of Coverdale Rd. near Bridgeville. Detectives seized 56 grams of cocaine and a .357 handgun. Police charged Goodman with the following offenses - trafficking cocaine; possession with intent to deliver cocaine; maintaining a dwelling for keeping cocaine; second degree conspiracy; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Goodman was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $125,500 cash bail. Detectives also charged Goodman’s girlfriend Amanda Dudley, 18, of the 22000 block of Coverdale Rd. with trafficking cocaine; possession with intent to deliver cocaine; maintaining a dwelling for keeping cocaine; second degree conspiracy; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dudley was committed to the Delores J. Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution on $125,500 cash bail.

Man sentenced for tax fraud

Colm F. Connolly, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, and Special Agent in Charge Francis Turner, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Criminal Investigation, announced that Christopher Krauss of Millsboro, Delaware received a sentence of five months imprisonment, followed by five months home confinement, as a result of his guilty plea to tax fraud charges. District Judge Sue L. Robinson, United States District Court for the District of Delaware, sentenced Krauss for making false statements to the Internal Revenue Service in connection with his effort to settle an outstanding tax debt while participating in the IRS Offer in Compromise program. An offer in compromise is an agreement between a taxpayer and the IRS that resolves the taxpayer's tax debt. According to documents filed with the Court, Krauss provided IRS information under penalty of perjury that he was not a party to a lawsuit when in fact he was a party to a lawsuit seeking damages in excess of $100,000. U.S. Attorney Connolly said “This sentence sends a clear message that tax debtors must fully disclose their financial condition to the IRS when negotiating a settlement on the taxes they owe.” Special Agent in Charge Turner stated “Business practices, like making false statements for personal financial gains, are not acceptable!” This matter was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Douglas E. McCann prosecuted this case.




30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - The Laurel Historical Society celebrated its 30th anniversary last weekend. Betty Carvel Palmer, daughter of the late Gov. Elbert and Ann Carvel, Laurel, and her husband, Charles Palmer, above, were among the people who visited the society’s Cook House and toured the Carvel Room, which contains many items from the Carvel estate. Carvel was a two-term Delaware governor. Below, Haroldine Cook Shaner, Laurel, is recognized for donating her family’s Fourth Street home to the society. Next to her is Dick Stone, president of the historical society. Photos by Debbie Mitchell

Ned Fowler, historical society member, and Dick Stone, president of the Laurel Historical Society, stand in front of a Ralph corner cupboard that was donated to the society by Lynn Short Mason, right, three years ago. Short Mason was at the 30th anniversary celebration of the society. Her cupboard sits in the society’s Cook House. Photos by Debbie Mitchell

FOOTBALL HISTORY - Morris Harris and Ben Sirman, members of the Laurel High School classes of 1957 and 1958, hold their new sport collection book on the 1957-1958 LHS football teams that accumulated a 21-1-1 record over three years. The book is in the Delaware Room at the Laurel Public Library. Photo by Pat Murphy.

HALLOWEEN HORSES - Katelyn Muir, Westover Md., left, won the prize for most original entry in the Laurel Saddle Friends Halloween parade, recently. Melanie Hitchens of Laurel received the award for the prettiest entry.


Fall house cleaning makes chief cleaner a happy camper Finally! It seems as though fall in all its glory is upon us. Trees are ablaze with color everywhere, with beautiful yellows, gold, reds, rusts, muted shades of green and copper. You name it and there is a tree close by covered with shades that glisten in the sunshine. Interestingly, lots of people will travel to the northeastern states of Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine to see the changing of the leaves. Yet they fail to see the glory of fall right here in woods just an arm’s length from home. Such is life. Along with the color changes comes fall house cleaning. Now there is another ballgame — and I don’t mean the World Series. Fall house cleaning is ritual for many women, particularly those of the generation known as “older” or “elderly.” These are the women who were raised to go through every nook and cranny of the house, cleaning out the dust bunnies, scrubbing the woodwork, removing everything that had the faintest resemblance to spring and summer from the closet, making sure all the garments were spanking clean and then storing them in the attic or special closets. Summer clothes and accessories are totally removed from sight. Closet interiors are scrubbed with disinfectant, as is the room involved. Everything movable is moved from the room to be cleaned each day. The clean dust-mop or cloth-covered broom is used to wipe down the walls, then along comes the disinfectant water and the wood trim is wiped down. Fresh paint is often employed. Windows are flung open so that the freshness of the fall air can permeate the area involved, and also remove the disinfectant smell. Boxes fill as clothes that will no longer see another summer are put aside to be taken to either the Goodwill, Good Samaritan Shop or the Salvation Army. Some are even tossed in the trash. Draperies are removed from the windows in the room and are either aired or washed. The glass is no longer sporting a cobweb or two, but is sparkling clean, allowing the beauty of fall to enter the room. Every drawer in the dressers is emptied and worn articles are tossed.

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Moments With Mike VIRGINIA ‘MIKE’ BARTON The fragrance of furniture polish permeates the house as the wood is polished to within an inch of its life. After everything has been cleaned, the room is reassembled, sometimes given a new look by shifting the placement of every single piece in use. The fresh draperies or curtains are put up at the windows. Winter blankets (along with heat controls) are placed on the clean sheets, along with fall/winter bedspreads or quilts (some store-bought, some hand-made). Wall accessories are cleaned and replaced, along with wall pictures. Floors are waxed and polished so that one can almost see a reflection in the glow. If there are students living in the home, they know the minute they enter the door after a day of being away that the lady of the house has been house-cleaning. The fragrance of “super-clean” fills the air. When the primary breadwinner returns from work, he is greeted with the same fragrance. Every other resident of the home knows that Mom has not only cleaned, but that crock-pot has been purring along with dinner cooking in it all day. These are the days that every household member knows that it is best to arrive home in a good mood, not with anything argumentative on one’s mind. It is a special time of year, and while the Chief Cleaner of the Home might be exhausted, she will be happy and content, and proud of what she has accomplished that day. She will also know that there are only four or five (maybe more) rooms to go until the total job is complete. The other household members, if they have a grain of smartness, will know that it is fall, a time when it is foolish to even think about bucking she who wields the mighty dust-cloth! She is a happy camper.

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Doing the Towns Together LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS SARAH MARIE TRIVITS • 875-3672 My congratulations to those of our town residents who last week received awards presented annually to outstanding citizens. To Leigh Clark and Randy Lee for Laurel’s 2007 Citizens of the Year and to Nancy Allen, recipient of the Business Person of the Year. Miss Eliza Davis, a former resident of Laurel and graduate of the class of ‘33 who has been residing in Wilmington for the past many years, has returned to this area and is now residing at Genesis Seaford Center.


wedding. This brings lots of good wishes and love from the family. A few Delmar birthdays were announced and we wish a very happy day to: Styton Hastings on Nov. 3, Carolyn Truitt on Nov. 7, and Gloria Adkins and Loraine Bozman on Nov. 8. Hope they are the best ever! We have several special happy birthdays this week, first a belated one to Marie Johnson Waller on Oct. 29 as she celebrated her 96th year.

Barbara and Randy Cartwright and sons of Hoopers Island spent the weekend with John and Kim Trivits and, as a getaway from sea food, were treated to roast pig (and other meats) and a varied buffet dinner on Saturday night.

The family of Mimi Boyce wishes her a very happy 78th birthday on Nov. 5.

The Lone Fisherman, Alan Whaley, took a week off recently to go to Assateague Island, hoping for some big catches to brag about. Well, he did come home with a few and probably some good fish tales to share with his rabbit hunting brother, Dick.

Happy birthday to Linda Kittlitz on Nov. 7, from her friend, Betsy.

On Nov. 12, there will be a visitor to Laurel, “Ow,” as those of you who remember her knew her. Ow was an AFS student in 1971-1972 and stayed with the Hopkins family on West Street. When she arrives she will spend time with Chuck and Karen Pugh and Roy and Mary Anne Fasold. She will be here not only to visit, but to attend the wedding of Brian Pugh on Nov. 17, in Hockessin. Here’s a wish for a speedy recovery to Anthony LeCates, who will undergo some orthopedic surgery on Friday. We hope you’re back on your two feet soon, Tony, sans the crutches. The Laurel Red Hat group, the Bonnetts and Boas, had a tasty lunch and get together on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Goin’ Nuts Cafe in Salisbury.

To Coretta Lowe on Nov. 6, there are no numbers, but she’s not quite as old as Hillary, who just celebrated hers.

We express our deepest sympathy to Richard and Juanita Stone on the death of their niece in West Virginia, and to the family and friends of Elizabeth M. “Helene” Owens, Kenneth E. Riggins, Lester Albert Trice Jr., Michael David Botdorf, Virginia Elizabeth Austin Smith and Charles W. Patterson. We continue with prayers for all of our service people, wherever they may be, and for those friends who are ill: Madelyn Mitchell, Donald Layton Sr., Harriett MacVeigh, Jean Henry, Martha Henderson, Philip Lowe, Steve Trivits, Hattie Puckham, Terry Layton, Martha Windsor, Teresa Littleton, Derrick Henry, Herman Cubbage and Sam Moore. As we go into November here are some birthdays for this month: Rhea Johnson on Nov. 1; Anna Boyce, Nov. 2; Ruth Gunby, John T. Culver and Betty Prettyman, Nov. 3; Janet Lee, Nov. 5; and Hollis Truitt, Nov. 7. “He only lives who enjoys life.”

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Thank You We thank all the nurses, aides, doctors, Lifestar Ambulance crews, social workers and all others who have helped in seeing that Richard E. Cordrey received the best of care when he was in and out of the hospital and a resident of LifeCare at Lofland Park since November, 2005. We thank everyone who visited him in Seaford during his illness. We also thank everyone for their kindness, visits, cards, food, flowers, etc. that were sent to us during the time of his death and burial. We appreciate everything so much. The family of Richard E. Cordrey



Letters Double-standard at City Hall

I manage the Mattress Express store in Delmar and on Oct. 23, the Delmar code enforcement officer paid us a visit and required us to remove approximately 20 to 25 feet of 8-inch streamers that were displayed under part of our storefront canopy and I fully complied. I’m curious why so many other businesses get a “free pass” on the same sign code, streamers, pennants, flags and banners. The furniture stores display 15 or 20 plastic corrugated signs in front of their stores on the edge of U.S. 13 on nearly every weekend and holiday. Mobile home businesses display banners, business flags, streamers and pennants on a constant basis. Other code violators include two liquor stores, a drug store, a bank, restaurants and many more. I always thought local businesses were good for local residents, providing products, jobs and city taxes. I am confused as to why we were targeted for something so petty. It is disappointing that Delmar has become such an anti-business community. Gary Reichrath


Crown Trophy has new owners

We didn’t want to leave without saying goodbye and thank you to all the wonderful people we have met in our five years here as the owners of Crown Trophy. There are so many of you we will never forget. We want you to know how much we appreciate the trust, kindness and loyalty you have shown to us. The new owners at Crown Trophy are Chris and Pam Lord. Please be patient with them as they learn to operate the business. They have access to all of your records. For us, it is with a great feeling of accomplishment that we return home to Pennsylvania. With the help of all the small communities here on Delmarva, we were able to build a tremendous business. We will be forever grateful to all of you for that. May God bless you all! Ron and Sharon Sell

Former Laurel residents

Schools taking steps to fight staph

As a public school district with more than 2,000 students, we would like to share our concerns with the recent findings of researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The nation is experiencing “a nasty bug break out” of a drug-resistant staph bacteria. The bacterium is labeled as MRSA (mur-sa) and is infecting young, healthy people. We are following Department of Health guidelines, which are: • The person with a staph infection is to be out of school for 48 hours. • The person is to go on an antibiotic. • When the person returns to school, the area where the person was treated should remain covered. Staph bacteria are one of the most common causes of skin infections in the country, but MRSA may cause skin infections that look like pimples or boils, or even like spider bites. They may be red, swollen, painful, or have pus or other drainage. Anyone can get a staph infection, but since staph is spread through

skin-to-skin contact, young people are thought to be at a higher risk. Staph can also be contracted through contact with surfaces that have staph on them through openings in the skin (cut and scrapes). Poor hygiene makes the risk higher. There are some things you can do to help all of us prevent staph or MRSA infections: • Wash your hands often or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (and remind your children to do so). • Keep your cuts and scrapes clean and cover them with bandages. • Do not touch other people’s cuts or bandages. • Do not share personal items such as towels, razors, etc. The Laurel School District is taking proactive measures to avoid any possible outbreak. We have started the process of disinfecting all appropriate areas in all our schools. We believe we are taking good precautions, and hope that by notifying parents about the issue we will reinforce the importance of good hygiene at home as well as in our buildings. If you have any questions or concerns, contact your school principal or school nurse. Linda J. Schenck

Acting superintendent, Laurel School District

Fall festival a success

The officers and trustees of the Bethel Historical Society appreciate all those who helped plan and make the Bethel Maritime Fall Festival a success. Without the support and cooperation of so many, it would not have been possible, and that is the truth. Jill Long and Janet Cordrey

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DON’T MISS THIS ONE... 3 BR. 2 BA. fireplace, family rm. pool/deck, garage, 2 storage sheds, large front deck w/ramp, fenced yard, 3/4 ac. lot. Bridgeville MLS #551327 $207,000

4-GARAGES... 3 BR. 2 BA. country kit, fireplace, family room, loads of privacy, 3.48 wooded lot. Beautiful landscaping. Seller will consider all offers. 1 year Home Warranty. A MUST SEE! Seaford MLS #551695 $325,000

SECLUDED... 3 BR. 1.5 BA. Country Ranch Home New furnace & water heater. Island kit w/cooktop & wall oven. Wonderful 1.43 ac. private lot close to Md. State line Price has been reduced. 1 Year Home Warranty Seaford. MLS #549689 $230,000

PATTY CANNON EST. 3 BR. 2 BA. Immaculate! Laminate & tile floors, granite countertops, new paint and many more upgrades at an affordable price. Ready for immediate occupancy. 1/2 ac. landscaped lot. Seaford . MLS #553603 $222,900

$1,000 GIFT CARD...with acceptable offer. 4 BR. 2 BA. All new heat, windows, paint, siding, roof. Hardwood floors, large bedrooms (1st. floor master) & utility rm. Walk-in pantry. Call for appointment. Laurel. MLS #553068 $199,000

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Parents help with school festival

Last week, Central Elementary hosted its annual Fall Harvest Party. More than 150 of our students brought out their families to enjoy carnival games, pumpkin painting, hayrides, etc. I’d like to give a special thank you to Food Lion, Pepsi and Herr’s for their donations, Nemours for bringing out the hippity hop, the Seaford Fire Company for sharing a firetruck and firemen, Covey’s duck train and David Hastings for driving, Karen Handy for the hayrides, and Jamie and Angie Justis for providing straw and games. Thank you also to Pizza King for setting up our food stand, and to each parent who provided us with pumpkins — Julie Cosbey, Bonnie Cannon, Wanda Walton and Christy Gorski. Another instrumental party of the event were the volunteers from the NJHS at Seaford Middle School, and the Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences. Lastly, thank you to all of the Central parents who came out to decorate or man a booth. I strongly believe that schools should be a safe place for our children to learn, but also a place where the kids can grow and have fun. This event helps to restore my faith that we live in a community that truly cares about our children and their education. Lisa Swingle



• NOVEMBER 1 - 7, 2007


Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



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Almanac Statistics through Tuesday Oct. 30 at Georgetown, Delaware



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Smyrna 69/44 Dover 70/45

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Harrington 70/43


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Milford 71/44

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Greenwood 71/43

Lewes 69/44

Bridgeville 71/42

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Set .6:03 p.m. .6:02 p.m. .6:01 p.m. .5:00 p.m. .4:59 p.m. .4:58 p.m. .4:57 p.m.

New Nov 9

Moon Rise Thursday . . . . . . . .none Friday . . . . . .12:19 a.m. Saturday . . . . .1:25 a.m. Sunday . . . . . .1:27 a.m. Monday . . . . .2:27 a.m. Tuesday . . . . .3:26 a.m. Wednesday . . .4:25 a.m.

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SEAFORD 72/42 Blades 72/42

Georgetown 73/42

Rehoboth Beach 67/43

Concord 72/42 Laurel 72/41 Delmar 72/40

Millsboro 73/42

Bethany Beach 66/45 Fenwick Island 68/44

Full Nov 24

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Fish from your own dock! House sits on 2 waterfront lots on Williams Pond. Enjoy the spectacular views from the sunken LR. House has plenty of appeal, backyard privacy, and room to expand. Home Warranty Included! Licensed Agent/Owner. Priced under Appraisal at $325,000. MLS #553687

New 3BR/2BA modular on lg. in-town Seaford lot. To be completed in midNovember. This ranch style home features On Demand Water System, all appliances including W/D, Dishwasher and built-in Microwave, and one-year manufacturerʼs warranty. With full-price offer, Seller will contribute $2,500 closing cost assistance to Buyer. $182,500 MLS #554170

Great house in a great location. Dressed to sell and priced right, this 3BR, 1BA home features a finished basement, rear deck and garage. Also, LR w/ FP, formal DR, Kit w/ breakfast nook add to the charm. $187,500 MLS #550853

Great house – Lg. rooms, crown molding, kit w/ island and bar stools included. New carpet in most rooms. Lg. wkshp w/ elec., carport and nice landscaping. $178,500 MLS #553319

Great Ranch style home w/ a southwestern theme… This 3BR, 2BA features a “great” room w/ vaulted ceilings and lg open Kit/DR combo w/ stainless appliances. HWD floors except in BDʼs. Rear yard features covered deck and full fencing. No neighbors out back! Call today! $249,900 MLS #549947

Newly constructed 4BR, 2BA Beracah Home. Full unfinished walk-out basement with 9 ft. ceilings. When completed the 2nd flr will have 2BR, 1BA with a whirlpool tub and laundry room. Recessed lighting throughout, tile floors in baths and kitchen. Stainless appliances. Call for appointment. $249,900 MLS #554036

Immediate occupancy with this 3BR, 2BA Ranch in mint condition in a country setting. Home has many recent upgrades & improvements. Enjoy the views from the sunroom and deck! $249,900 MLS #553545

Looking for a quiet country setting and a place for a workshop or antique cars? Check out this 3BR, 2BA ranch just minutes from the beach with a detached 30ʼx52ʼ garage with 12 ft. ceilings complete with heat & airconditioning. $269,900 MLS #553127


3BR, 2BA home just outside Seaford offers many updates. New roof, vinyl siding, water heater, Kit counter-tops & sink, plus a 12ʼ x 12ʼaddition great for a cozy den. All on .5 acre country lot thatʼs fenced in. $213,500 MLS #540961

Classic colonial in established neighborhood –This 3-4BR, 2.5BA, 2-car garage is a must see! Open-flowing floor plan w/ LR, DR, FR and sunrooms. Duro-ceramic kitchen floors, freshly painted, new appliances, and corian countertops. Too many amenities to name! $324,900 MLS #552763


3BR, 2BA cute-n-cozy Cape Cod in Seaford. Lots of character and solidly built. Features hardwood floors throughout, lg. Kit, Formal DR, Den or 4th BR and newer windows upstairs, new A/C upstairs. Great for growing family. $169,000 MLS #553340

Newly renovated & affordable “Class C” Home in the Country! Home features 3BRs, 2BAs, Eat-in Kit, and Walk-in Closets. There are too many renovations to mention, but come and see for yourself! $144,500 MLS #554306

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4BR Cape Cod nestled on 2-acres conveniently located to Atlantic Beaches. 2 Outbuildings (80x28 & 150x25). Many mechanical & cosmetic upgrades have been made. $249,000 MLS #553187

Attractive home on a quiet in-town street in Woodside Manor. Updates include new front brick steps, fresh interior & exterior paint, and new stainless steel appliances. Other features include hardwood floors in LR & DR, Rear deck & fenced rear yard. $186,900 MLS #551877

This Historic Farm House characterizes Beauty & Charm! One of the few homes remaining in Laurel from this era. Stroll back in time w/ the fine detail & craftsmanship this house provides. FP in LR & FR. Recent upgrades include newer roof, septic, electric svc; furnace & 6” well within the past 7 years. $225,000 MLS # 542870

Adorable 2-year old 3 BR, 2 BA Ranch inside Bridgevilleʼs town limits. Features include a rear deck off kit, security system, garage & paved drive. $184,500 MLS #549139

Brick Rancher featuring 3BR, C/A, hardwood floors, Breezeway with Heat & Air & Heated Garage. Just call to see for yourself! Attractively priced @ $197,000 MLS #552784

Well-maintained Professional building located near the hospital currently used as a medical office. 3 half-baths, 5 exam rooms, 2 offices, recap., office, waiting room, kitchenette, & 2nd floor efficiency apartment w/2 rooms, full bath & storage. Excluded are all medical equipment & furnishings. $600,000 MLS #535924


Bridgevilleʼs Historic District: Home has over 2,900 sq. ft. of updated living area, 3 BRʼs, 2 BAʼs, formal LR & DR, modern Kit., FR upstairs utility rm & lg. master BR Suite. Also lg. deck & pool. New front porch, 1-Car det. garage/shop & Stg. Shed. Vinyl siding, & inside is as neat as a pin! Includes appliances, gas fireplace, hot tub/spa in MBR & more! You must see to appreciate all it has to offer for $249,900 MLS #539120

COMMERCIAL BLDG. Beautiful 2BR, 2BA home situated in an active-adult community with indoor/outdoor pool, club house, golf and tennis. Home has many upgrades. All this and much more! $369,000 MLS #553944

November 1 , 2007