THURSDAY, NovEMbER 12, 2009
vol. 14 No. 30
News GIFT GUIDE INSIDE - Holiday events, recipes and gift ideas from area merchants are featured. LAPTOPS - AARP Tax-Aide program seeks laptops and printers. Page 3 BUSINESS - New owner works to restore Bargain Bill’s in Laurel. Page 4 DEVELOPMENT - Bridgeville approves plan for commercial development. page 5 HEADLINER - Teen Challenge plans ‘electrifying’ fundraiser. Page 9 PARKING WOES - Nightmarish parking problems loom for Seaford. Page 11 ENTERTAINMENT - Russian Dance Company to perform in Seaford. Page 16 HEALTH - Nanticoke Tributes honor hospital’s finest supporters. Page 28 FINAL WORD - Chasing toxic ghosts, response to Richard Eger’s critique. Page 55
CONFERENCE CHAMPS - The Seaford varsity boys’ soccer team receives its Henlopen Conference championship trophy. Page 41 STARS OF THE WEEK - A Seaford soccer player and a Sussex Tech cross country runner are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 43 PLAyOFFS - The state field hockey and soccer tournaments get under way this week. Playoff previews begin on page 41.
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HOMECOMING - Seaford 2009 Homecoming king Zach Hearn and queen Alison Schwinn were crowned last Friday evening at Bob Dowd Stadium during half-time of the Blue Jays’ varsity football game. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Open House today for Seaford Library By Anne Nesbitt
The new Seaford Library and Cultural Center will officially open to the public on December 10. Today, Thursday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 8 p.m. everybody in the community is invited to see inside and walk through the new building located at 600 North Market Street Extended in the Ross Business Park. The books will not be there but the shelving and furniture will be in place and the new building may be explored. The building is at the corner of Market Street Extended and Ross Station Road.
Because of the extensive preparation involved with packing and moving the contents of the present library on Porter Street that building will be closed permanently starting at the end of hours on Saturday, Nov. 14. Anyone holding a library card is welcome to use the library facilities in any town in Sussex County. Also, there will be a bookmobile located in the Save A Lot parking lot off Stein Highway at Hall Street. It will be there from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, Nov. 19 and 20 and Dec. 3 and 4. The Friends of the Library, an organi-
WHAT’S HAPPENING.... Turn to our Bulletin Board every Thursday to see what’s happening this weekend.
zation that provides enormous assistance to the Library and has given extensively to the cost of the new building, is selling poinsettias for Christmas. Orders may be placed through November 23 with Connie Halter at 323 Hall Street in Seaford. Money must accompany the order. Plants are in five-inch pots in red, white or pink colors. The price is $6 per plant or four for $20. The Friends have been given special permission to use the new building on Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., for people to pick-up their plants.
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AARP Tax-Aide program seeks laptops and printers By Lynn R. Parks
Bill Watt, a resident of Seaford and a volunteer with AARP Tax-Aide, hopes that the program in western Sussex County doesn’t go the way of the proverbial kingdom, lost in the end because a horse that was needed for battle had an ill-fitting horseshoe. “For want of a nail the shoe was lost,” Watt, sitting at his dining room table with other Tax-Aide volunteers, read. “For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost. For want of a battle the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail. “Well, it could be that for want of a couple of pieces of equipment, there could
Holiday Evergreen Sale
The Spade & Trowel Garden Club of Seaford is taking orders for its annual Holiday Evergreen Sale. Freshly created centerpieces, cemetery mounds and wreaths will be available for pick up on Dec. 1 at Galestown Communiy Center or the Ross Mansion. Holiday centerpieces with one candle are $15; with two candles, $25. Mounds for cemeteries are $25. Wreaths, priced at $25, are made to order in your choice of mixed greenery or boxwood. Proceeds are used by the club for community projects. Place your order with any garden club member or by calling Carol Campbell at 337-9322 or Sharon Christopher at (410) 310-5994.
be a lot of people who need tax help not served.” Because of a budget shortfall, the AARP organization has informed its TaxAide volunteers that it can’t afford to provide laptop computers and printers the way it has in the past. Even if the western Sussex group gets the same number of computers it had last year, Watt said, its 17 volunteers would be four computers short. The shortage could mean that the volunteers couldn’t provide the service to as many people as ask for it. The service, while focused on low-income senior citizens, is available to everyone free of charge, Watt said. So Watt and other volunteers are turning to the community for help. They are asking people who have laptop computers or printers that they are not using to donate them to the Tax-Aide program. “If people realize that we have a shortage of equipment and they have equipment they aren’t using, they could let us use them and that would be helpful,” Watt said. The equipment could be given to the program or lent to it, he added. He would like to have the equipment by Dec. 1, so that IRS software can be loaded onto it. Volunteers start doing tax returns Feb. 1. Donated laptops have to be able to handle Windows XP or better; volunteers cannot use Apple laptops. There are about 34,000 Tax-Aide volunteers throughout the country, doing tax returns at about 6,500 sites. Volunteers in western Sussex do about 600 tax returns a year. “We do the whole thing, prepare them
Volunteers with the AARP Tax-Aide program in western Sussex County include, standing, from left: Leo Lynch, Bridgeville, Melvin Koster, Seaford, and Bill Watt, Seaford. Seated: Roberta Maykrantz, Seaford. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
and electronically file them,” said volunteer Leo Lynch, Bridgeville. “The odds of a problem are miniscule because of the IRS software that we use.” “The software is so easy to use, it makes us look smart,” added volunteer Roberta Maykrantz, Seaford. Tax-Aide volunteers can also prepare state returns, said Melvin Koster, Seaford.
He has prepared tax returns for people who have had to file with several states, he said. For your information To donate a laptop computer or printer to the western Sussex Tax-Aide program, call volunteers Melvin Koster, 628-3849, or Bill Watt, 262-0516.
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
New owner works to restore Bargain Bill’s in Laurel By Lynn R. Parks
More than 30 years after it started as a four-vendor flea market, Bargain Bill’s on U.S. 13 in Laurel has a new owner. Mike Mercer, Salisbury, wants to return the market, restaurant and convenience store to what he calls “its glory days.” “We want to get it to where it was,” with 200 vendors set up during the weekend flea market, Mercer said. “We want it to be the thriving business it was a few years ago.” The market has been suffering with the slowed economy, employees and vendors say. Fewer people have been shopping there and fewer vendors showing up to sell their wares. Mercer had settlement on the property October 28. Since then, he has worked to give the market a facelift, with remodeled bathrooms and new seating in the downstairs restaurant. The gas pumps are also being upgraded. A couple of things, though, won’t change. The complex will still be called Bargain Bill’s. “That name is synonymous with the market and with this corner and it will stay,” Mercer said. And the market’s pizza, which Mercer calls “legendary,” will still be part of the menu. Mercer said that the House, the upstairs sports bar and grill that was added to the market in a 2004 renovation and expansion, is being remodeled. He expects that it will open in January. Bill Wainwright, chef at the House and
at the first-floor restaurant, praised Bill Brown and his son, Bill Jr., former owners of the flea market. “The Browns are a great family,” Wainwright said. “We have always had a close family atmosphere here.” At the same time, he said, there is “a buzz of excitement” among employees about renovations at the market. “Mike is bringing it back the way it used to be and we are excited for the future,” he said. Gary Spence, Princess Anne, Md., who has a sports cards and collectibles booth in the flea market, is also excited about the changes. He dropped by Bargain Bill’s one day last week to look over the renovations. “I love it,” he said. “I’m really happy about what Mike is doing here.” Mercer, 50, is a native of Salisbury. He worked for the Mardelva News Co., a wholesale newspaper provider, for 25 years, finishing his career there as vice president and general manager. Most recently, he was director of the Crown Sports Center in Fruitland, Md. He left that job to run Bargain Bill’s. “This is an investment, but it’s also a job for me,” he said. “I’ll be here every day. And I am in this for the long term.” Mercer said that he also wants to be involved in the Laurel community, helping out its fire department and youth sports programs. “I want to be a part of Laurel and a part of the community,” he said. Mercer said that since he has started renovations, a number of his friends have dropped by to see the market. “And they can’t believe everything that’s under one
Murphy, Patches, Jenny, Stacks and Panther, all need homes. Save a life, warm your heart and make a donation during the Seaford Rommel’s ACE pet adoption and charity event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Representatives from the Georgetown division of the Sussex County Shelter (part of the Delaware SPCA) will bring dogs and cats available for adoption and have information on dog training classes, volunteering, sponsorships, spaying and neutering, and how to adopt. Anyone adopting a new family member from this event will receive 20% off their next purchase at the Seaford store. Customers will receive a grilled hot dog
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
Bridgeville approves plan for commercial development By Mike McClure
The Bridgeville Commission voted, 4-0, to grant preliminary approval for the Heritage Commercial Phase I, Section 2 development plan during Monday’s meeting. The Commission also received an update on a pair of properties that were deemed in disrepair by the town’s dangerous building committee. Bob Rauch, representing the Heritage Shores developers, presented plans for one of the developers’ commercial developments. The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the preliminary plans. Walgreens is currently under construction on the property, located at Routes 13 and 404 on property owned by the developers. A 12,000 square foot medical office building, designed to be used as doctor’s offices, will be constructed on the property along with a commercial retail building. During the town manager’s report, Town Manager Bonnie Walls reported on a pair of properties that were slated for demolition by the Commission following recommendations by the dangerous building committee. The recommendation for demolition of a structure on North Cannon street was made at the Commission’s meeting on July 13, but the owner and a person interested in buying the property came before
the Commission during its August meeting asking for a chance to bring it up to code. According to Walls, that person is now pursuing demolition and is planning on putting a new house in. The owner of a property on Gum Street has also agreed to demolish a house on that property. Both owners have 90 days to complete demolition. The town’s offices will be closed on Nov. 26 and 27 for Thanksgiving.
ReStore offers holiday discount
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore located in Georgetown is recognizing our military, National & Coast Guard, police, and fire and rescue by offering members a 10 percent all-store discount during November. Current stock features five refrigerators, four hot water heaters, many doors and windows, and good condition furniture, to name a few. ReStore sells donated new and gently used appliances, cabinets, furniture, doors, and windows, Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sussex County Habitat for Humanity operates ReStore to help with funding for more Habitat homes. The profits go directly to Habitat’s mission of building simple, decent and affordable homes in partnership with Sussex County families.
PUMPKIN ATTIRE - Lisa Roman, left, of Philadelphia, learned to knit after last year’s Punkin Chunkin so that she would have a suitable hat for this year’s event. She also made a hat for her friend, Stacie Grim, Trappe, Pa. Story and related photos on page 13. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
Business Farmers Market season tops $1.1 m
The 2009 Delaware Farmers Market season was the most profitable season ever, with 15 markets earning more than $1.1 million - a 40 percent increase over last season. The 2009 season began in April and ended in October. The Delaware Department of Agriculture promoted the 15 statewide markets this year, an increase from 11 last year. Last year, the markets earned $798,000. To sign up to be a vendor at any of the state’s Farmers Markets in 2010, contact Kelli Steele at 302-6984519 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit www.dda.delaware.gov and click on Farmers Markets for a complete list and contact each market manager individually.
Toy named quarterly winner
Randy Taylor, president and CEO of Delaware National Bank, announces that Coleen Toy of Middletown has received Fulton Financial Corporation’s Quarterly Award. This award was given to Toy for her outstanding customer service efforts in the third quarter of 2009. Toy is the branch manager of the Toy Middletown office.
and Moore, Inc. A Seaford native and 1977 graduate of Seaford High School, Brice has been a member of the Blades Volunteer Fire Co. and the Seaford Moose Lodge. He has been involved in local Little League for the past 13 years. Brice received his real estate license in 2006 and is a member of the Sussex County Association of RealSmart tors, and the Delaware and National Associations. He can be reached at 6294514 or by cell phone at 448-6760.
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The Premo Team announces a new employee benefit plan giving local employers the ability to offer a program of customized mortgage and real estate programs designed around the needs of individual employees. This plan will: • Allow employers to improve employee benefits without great expense, by helping employees with financing or refinancing their greatest asset – their homes. • Allow employees to access information and apply for mortgages online with special rates and privileges not available to the general public. For more information, call Don Dykes, director, Group Real Estate Benefits, with The Premo Team at 302-877-0400.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals-Brandywine Chapter (AFP) announces Charles ‘Ebbie’ Alfree III as the 2009 Rising Star of the Year. Alfree will be recognized for his achievements in fundraising on Nov. 12, at National Philanthropy Day. Alfree began his nonprofit career in 2000 when he was hired as the community relations coordinator for Goodwill Industries of Delaware & Delaware County. During his seven years with Goodwill, he was promoted to director of marketing overseeing various projects.
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
Teen Challenge plans ‘electrifying’ fundraiser National recording artist being featured By Lynn R. Parks
Bob Carey, executive director of the Christian-based Delaware Teen Challenge in Seaford, promises that the organization’s upcoming fundraiser will be electrifying. “This will be a whopper,” he said. “It will be a special night for anybody who is there.” The fundraiser, set for Nov. 20, will feature the Rev. Tim Dilena, founder and senior pastor at the Revival Tabernacle in Highland Park, Mich., and national recording artist Charles Billingsley. “The synergy that will be created by having these two men together will make for a night to remember,” Carey said. Dilena speaks throughout the world. He is a regular guest minister at Times Square Church in New York City, founded by minister and author David Wilkerson, and has spoken before meetings of Promise Keepers, an
evangelical ministry for men. He has led prayer for professional baseball and football teams and in 2008, he studied for two months at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics in Oxford, England. Billingsley released his latest album, God of the Ages, in August. He is worship leader at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va., where Jerry Falwell was minister, and appears weekly on the church’s Live from Liberty television show. He is artist-in-residence at Liberty University, also in Lynchburg. A former singer with the Christian group NewSong, Billingsley performs more than 100 concerts a year as a solo artist. Also featured during the fundraiser will be the choir from Delaware Teen Challenge. The program, formerly the Seaford Mission, assists people who are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Carey said that by the time of the event, Teen Challenge will have 18 residents, all of whom
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DElMAR, DE - GEntlEMAnS FARM Horses are welcome on this totally remodeled 3 BR, 2BA farm house with a first floor master bedroom consisting of approx. 5 Acres with fenced pastures. This well maintained property is located in the desired Delmar School District with Salisbury and Laurel just minutes away. Sit on your front porch and enjoy the peaceful, tranquil setting of country living. You must see this one before it is gone. $265,000 (MLS#572841) Directions: From Rt. 13 in Laurel, go West on Rt. 24, approx 5 miles. Go Left on Columbia Rd. to Left on Mt. Herman Circle Rd. Home is approx 1 mile on Left. your Host: John Allen
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513 n CAnnOn St, BRIDGEVIllE - Lots of room in this recently renovated 2-BR home. New flooring, siding, roof & windows! Two encl. sun porches & bonus room upstairs for possible 3rd BR. Only $99,900 (#573440) Hostess: Tina Moore
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613 ElM St, SEAFORD - This is a “honey of a house” with new siding, roof, deck, all interior doors, heat pump, & instant hot water. Inside has been refurbished w/hardwood flooring, carpet, appliances & paint! $209,000 (#570267) Hostess: Fran Ruark
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17346 ISDEll RD, MIlFORD - 3-BR, 2-BA d/w home on permanent foundation offers gas FP, security system, deck & extras on apx. ½ acre lot. Listed well below appraised value. Only $134,000 (#569298) DIRECtIOnS: From Rt 113 turn W onto Fitzgerald Rd, turn R on Calhoun Rd, then turn L onto Isdell Rd. Hostess: Bea Clymer
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SEAFORD This unique Victorian with a turret features 5 BR, 2 full BA, 2 half baths, large rooms, 10’ ceilings, pocket doors, fireplace w/wood stove insert, new energy efficient windows, screened porch, walk-in floored attic. Plenty of room for a family to grow. Possibility of converting into apartments. Call for details. $119,900 (MLS#569909) Directions: Fr. Rt. 13, go West on Middleford Rd. past the Seaford Town Hall. Continue on High St. to Right on Arch St. Home is on the corner of E. Poplar & Arch St. your Host: The Owner
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ClEARBROOK EStAtES, SEAFORD An exceptional value, in a charming neighborhood, is now available. It is ready for your family NOW. This 3BR, 2 1⁄2 BA ranch style home has that open feel that is so popular today, an eat-in kitchen, a finished garage, and fixed attic stairs lead to more potential living space upstairs. Outside your landscaping is exceptional with a rock garden, stylish fencing, curbing around the trees and a storage shed for your stuff. $227,850 (MLS#572354) Directions: Rt. 13 to Elks Rd. West to right onto Clearbrook Blvd. Rt. on Sunnydale La. to corner of Shallow Brooke Ct. your Host: Fred Sponseller
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1 BROOKE HAVEn DR, SEAFORD Sun-drenched rancher features 4 BR, 2.5 BA, sunroom, & 2-car garage on a spacious corner lot in Clearbrooke Estates. Recent improvements include new carpeting & porcelain floors. REDUCED to $229,900 #547135 Hostess: Susie Mordes CALLAWAY, FARNELL & MOORE • 629-4514
306 W POPlAR St, lAUREl - This 4BR, 3BA home in Laurel has been refurbished right down to the studs! New siding, roofing & windows, plumbing, heating, electrical & interior features. Finished walk-up attic, deck & more! $235,000 (#563020) Hostess: Trina Ruark
26767 SEAFORD RD (Rt 13A), SEAFORD - This cute little rancher has been remodeled into a 3BR 1 ½ BA home with a living room & family. The back part of the house could even serve as an in-law suite. $139,000 (#562940) Host: Trent Ruark
410 SUSSEX AVE, SEAFORD - Beautiful clinker brick Cape Cod on large lot w/mature trees facing the golf course. LR, DR, FR, KIT, 3 BRs, 2.5 BAs, & double garage. New kit, new windows & guttering, fresh interior paint, & much more! REDUCED to $242,500 (# 561583) Hostess: Julie Kennedy
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572148. 25507 BROOKSIDE DRIVE, SEAFORD. Wonderful community of Branchview. Well-maintained rancher w/full basement. Beautiful lot of almost an acre. 3BR, 2BA, 3-season rm w/much more!! $229,000. Directions: Stein Hwy West, pass Grain Mill, turn left into Branchview, take Brookside to 25507 on right. Hostess: Dana Caplan
572871. 2201 CAItlyn’S WAy, MIllSBORO. Lovely condo in move in condition! Master has large walk-in closets & double sinks! Enjoy warm days on back screened in porch. Located in Villages at Millwood. $164,900. Directions: From Rt. 113, turn at Arby’s going toward M&T Bank, at stop sign, turn right, turn left into Village at Millwood, go towards back & around turn you will see 2201, 2nd flr. Hostess: Michelle Mayer
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281 W. StAtE St., MIllSBORO Owner says move that home! This lovely cottage on .75 acre land features, 2 BR, 2 BA with possibility of expansion. Only $112,900. (MLS#563875) Directions: Rt. 20 East to Millsboro, Go straight on Betts Pond Rd., Cross Railroad tracks, home on Left. your Hostess: Mary Harding
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9785 EVERGREEn AVE, SEAFORD - Priced to sell, the owner of this immaculate home in North Shores is anxious! Four (possibly 5 BRs) & 3 full baths, inground pool, double garage & much more. Only $240,000 (#570623) Hostess: Phyllis Parker
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104 WIllIAM ROSS ln, SEAFORD - This beautiful 3-BR ranch in Governor’s Grant offers split-BR floorplan, Great room w/fireplace, MBR suite w/walk-in closet, 2 BAs, double garage & deck. Priced for “short sale” at $215,000 (#571942) Host: Brice Smart
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567963. 9 CARtBRAnCH CIRClE, GREEnWOOD. Motivated Seller! Move in this immaculate Cape Cod. Tile entry, gas fireplace, master bedroom on 1st flr, stainless steel appliances, energy efficient heat/ cool heat pump. Large screened porch off kitchen. $169,000. Directions: Travel south on Rt. 13, turn right at Greenwood light (RT. 16 West), take first right on Duck Creek Lane, first stop sign turn right. House on right. Hostess: Brenda Rambo
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
Caroling on the Circle is December 7
Start warming up those vocal chords and picking through the kitchen cupboards. Sussex County needs your voice and your canned veggies. Next month, Sussex County Council will host the 26th annual Caroling on The Circle, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, in downtown Georgetown. Each year, the community singing event doubles as a food drive for the hungry and needy of Sussex County, drawing hundreds of residents – along with the support of area schools, businesses and civic organizations – who join to sing Christmas carols and collect canned goods for area pantries, churches and food banks. In 2008, Caroling collected more than 26,000 items for nearly a dozen organizations. County Administrator David B. Baker said so many people look forward to Caroling on The Circle each year because it literally represents an entire community coming together for one cause. “We are very thankful for the kind of community support this event brings,” Mr. Baker said. “It’s an amazing feeling for all of us to see that outpouring every single year, especially during these tough eco-
nomic times.” As always, the historic Sussex County Courthouse and picturesque Circle will serve as the stage for an evening of traditional and Spanish carols, as well as a visit from Santa Claus. Local singing artists Ed Shockley and Kevin Short, joined by guitarist Keith Mack, the Sussex Central Middle School choir, and the El Centro Cultural group, will perform. After the festivities, free cookies and hot chocolate will be available for all to enjoy at the Georgetown Fire Company, one block south of The Circle. The event is free to attend. Participants are asked to bring canned goods and other non-perishable food items for donation. Beginning Monday, Nov. 9, anyone who cannot attend this year’s Caroling event but who still wishes to contribute can drop off food items from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the County Administrative Offices building, next to the courthouse, in Georgetown. Caroling on The Circle will be held regardless of weather. In the event of rain or snow, it will be moved inside the fire hall on South Bedford Street. For more information, call 855-7700.
PARKING REQUESTS - A community Concert and a football game between Seaford and Laurel will be taking place Friday, Nov. 13, at Seaford High School. Above is an aerial photo of the area with some parking facilities marked off. The number 1 area is recommended for concert goers. The number 2 area is recommended for football fans. Laurel’s visiting fans are asked to park in areas marked number 3 and 4. Officials also are asking people to carpool to the events. Some parking is also available at the Boys & Girls Club north of the number 1 area. Aerial photo by Phil Livingston
The Town of Bridgeville has released the financial results of its 3rd Annual Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament, which was held on Friday, Oct. 9, at Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville. Sponsorships and golfer turnout were lower than in previous years, but given
the state of the economy, the Tournament Committee was pleased with the results. This year the tournament was able to provide financial support in the amount of $4,000 to each of the tournament’s beneficiaries. Proceeds from the event benefited the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the
Bridgeville Lions Foundation and the Bridgeville Senior Center. According to Rick Tull, tournament chairman, the tournament had a field of 81 golfers. At the tournament, Tull thanked the tournament’s sponsors as well as those
Bridgeville Charity Open Golf Tournament raises $12,000 for Kiwanis, Lions and seniors
Open Houses 12749 Trussum Pond Road, Laurel Lovely home on 1+ acre, home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, vaulted ceiling, hardwood and carpet, screened porch with adjoining patio. Sale includes 2 sheds (1 w/electric). New heat pump installed in 2003, air handler 2005 and water heater 2007. MLS#571904 $169,900 Directions - From Rt 13 Laurel, E on Trussum Pond Road (Johnny Janosik light), home approximately 4 miles on the left. Host - Ryan Horne 302-381-8438
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6811 Atlanta Circle, Seaford WOW! This 3100 sq ft home is located in a well established neighborhood. This home features 4 bdrms, 2.5 baths, updated kitchen, caeramic and hardwood flooring. Very close to town without the town taxes. MLS#565028 $289,000 Directions - from Seaford, take 20 W, turn right onto Atlanta Rd, turn r into Atlanta Estates, stay to the right, home is down on the left. Host - Bobby Nibblett 302236-7711
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309 Christopher Drive, Seaford NEW PRICE - This beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath spacious home must be seen to be appreciated. Large living areas, formal DR, 2 master bdrms (mother-in-law suite potential). Large FR that steps out to the rear covered patio with surround sound. An entertainers dream home. MLS# 568310 $304,900 Directions - Rt 13 Seaford, Rt 20 W (Stein Highway), R onto Shufelt Rd., L into Crestfield, R at stop sign, L on Christopher Dr., home on R. Hostess - Keri Simpler 302-236-5257
33 Read Street, Seaford This unique property features a 1st flr bdrm/den/office with bath. Lg rear screen porch, fully fenced yard. Formal LR w/woodburning FP, Formal DR w/hardwood flrs. Laundry room conveniently located on the 1st floor. In-town amenities - park, pool, dinner and shopping. MLS#566237 $197,500 Directions - From Rt 13 Seaford, take 20 W (Stein Highway), turn left onto Farm St., proceed behind Kiwanis Park, left on Read St., 5th house on your left. Host - Kevin Jefferson 302-462-1113
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41 Read Street, Seaford This 4 bdrm, 1.5 ba cape cod features a 1 car garage, fenced yard, extra wide concrete drvwy, workshop, storage shed, potting rm, den, indoor grill, sauna, fireplace, formal dining rm and more. MLS# 572898 $197,500 Directions: Take 20 W (Stein Highway), make a L after light at Uncle Willies, continue behind park, make a L onto Read St., third house on the right. Host - Trina Joyner 302745-3840
CUSTOM BUILT home with many upgrades & amenities. Home features 3 BRs & 2 baths & a great open floor plan. $219,900. Directions: North of Seaford, turn left on Rt. 18 by the former Chrysler dealership, turn left into second entrance into Clearbrooke, turn right at stop sign, home will be on your left.
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who volunteered for the golf outing. The 2010 Bridgeville Charity Open has already been scheduled for Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. For information about becoming a sponsor for the 2010 tournament, call the Bridgeville Town Office at 337-7135.
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306 Harrington Street, Seaford Almost new - 4 bdrm, 2 bath home with beautiful lg country kitchen. Stainless appliances and granite looking countertops. Featuring a covered front porch, tile flooring in kitchen and both baths, walk-in closet in master. Great family house for a great price. MLS#573335 $169,000 Directions: Rt 20 W, left onto Shipley St., turn L onto Harrington St., home is on the left #306. Hostess - Judy Rhodes 302-841-3725
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
Garden Club provides landscaping for new library The Spade and Trowel Garden Club has made a significant contribution in muscle and funds by adding to the landscaping on the grounds of the new Seaford Library and Cultural Center. This Club was also responsible for the landscaping of the existing Library in 1963 when it was built, and in 1987 when it was expanded. Two afternoons were spent planting seven Crepe Myrtle trees, four Mugo Pines, a Ginko tree, a Sycamore, a Pin Oak and a Linden tree. On the first day, President Mary Noel led five other gals and nine students from the Seaford Middle School Life Skills Class in planting four of the Crepe Myrtles. The students were invited to promote youth gardening. The ground was found to be very hard to break through with the normal pick and shovel routine. Seaford Middle School was represented by teachers, Beth Kopicki, Tammy Clouser and Emma Trammell. The Life Skills Class included Dalton Cameron, Raiquan
Deshields, Shy Diazea Dixon, Janeise Drayton, Shahiem Johnson, Kimberly Lipsettt, Shakita Major, Anthony Marshall and Brynescha Stanley. The following day, President Noel enlisted the help of several husbands and a back hoe to dig the holes for the remaining planting. Delivery of the trees was provided by Vicki Thompson and Mary Noel. The back hoe was operated by John Deiter of Deiter, Inc. Garden Club volunteers and their husbands included Mary and Hollis Noel, Loretta Breen, Jackie McPeak, Jane and Bob Gillin, Vicki Thompson, Julie Dobson, Mariellen and Frank Leonhartt, Carol Kinsley, Jan Gibson, Margaret Alexander and Madlyn McPartland. The Spade and Trowel Garden Club meets at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford, the second Tuesday of each month. There is a social at 12:30 p.m. followed by a program and meeting at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Betty Jean Johnson, chairman of membership.
By Lynn R. Parks
dition, people who attend the public meetings will be invited to the conference. The alliance, based in Vienna, Md., was founded in 1992 to encourage conservation of the natural, cultural and recreational resources of the alliance. “Up until now, we have had a lot of focus on the environment,” Ward said. “We are trying to broaden our project focus to cover all aspects of our mission.” Ward said that participants in the Wicomico and Dorchester meetings have said that they want to preserve recreation on the Nanticoke and its tributaries. “They have told us that they love boating and fishing, as well as biking,” she said. They also want to preserve the watershed’s open spaces and its small towns. “They love the peace and quiet that the landscape offers them,” Ward said. “And people really enjoy the community feel of all the little towns in the watershed.” For your information The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance will hold a public meeting tonight, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, Seaford. The meeting will focus on the future of the watershed and on how residents envision that future. Those who plan to attend should call Megan Ward at the alliance, 410-873-3045.
Watershed Alliance meeting The Nanticoke Watershed Alliance wants to hear from people it doesn’t normally hear from. To accomplish that, the alliance is holding a series of public meetings to ask residents of the 725,000acre watershed what they envision for its future. “We want to hear from as diverse a group of voices as possible,” said Megan Ward, programs manager for the alliance. “We want to hear from folks who don’t consider themselves to be environmentalists, but who love the river and the area.” Meetings have already been held in Dorchester and Wicomico counties in Maryland. A meeting for Sussex County residents will be held tonight at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford. “We want community members to tell us what they want the Nanticoke Watershed to look like,” Ward said. “What is important to them, in the environment, the area’s culture and history, recreation and even urban landscapes?” Comments gathered at the meetings will be used in a day and a half-long conference planned for February that will determine a vision for the alliance. In ad-
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
More than 70,000 came out to watch the pumpkins fly
By Lynn R. Parks
It wasn’t easy getting Punky’s House to toss a pumpkin. Chris Burman had to ride a stationary bicycle, the turning front wheel of which pulled a cable, which raised a basket, which released a lever holding back a tricycle ridden by a pumpkin-headed dummy, which pushed a pumpkin down a chute, and on and on, until Dave Hodges, standing on a skateboard on a ramp, was startled by the breaking of a balloon and fell onto an air mattress, on which was lying a plastic pumpkin. The plastic pumpkin, at the end of all that effort, finally sailed through the air, landing about 25 feet away. Hodges, fishing pole at the ready, reeled the pumpkin back in and placed it on the air mattress, all ready for another toss. Such was the action at last weekend’s Punkin Chunkin, the world championship pumpkin throwing competition held in a large corn and soybean field east of Bridgeville, owned by Wheatley Farms. Punky’s House was one of a handful of theatrical entries, entries for which distance was second and entertainment was all. “Every year, our contraption grows,” said Hodges, of Frankford. “For next year, someone has promised us a carnival horse. I have no idea how we’ll use it, maybe on a spiral or maybe on a swing.” This was the fifth year that Hodges and his team of six, including Burman and her husband, Ed., from Fallston, Md., and Hodges’ niece Sarah Kraushaar, 11 of Ocean View, have entered the chunkin. Three of those years, they claimed first place in the theatrical division, determined by the team that receives the most applause during Sunday evening’s awards ceremony. “This is really fun,” said Sarah, a student at Selbyville Middle School. When she tells her schoolmates that she competes in Punkin Chunkin, “they think it’s pretty cool.” More than 70,000 people attended the 24th annual Punkin Chunkin, held Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Early Saturday afternoon, traffic was backed up from the field nearly 7 miles to the intersection of U.S. 13 and Redden Road. The winning chunk was by Big 10 Inch, a compressed-air cannon which sent a pumpkin sailing 4,162 feet. The world record is still 4,483 feet, set in 2008 by Young Glory III, also powered by compressed air. Machines are not allowed to use any explosives. United Flingdom II, a centrifugal machine operated by Wheatley Farms, was struggling Saturday to get a good throw. Its chunk that day was 1,603 feet and team member Johnny Blades said that the team wanted to do considerably better on Sunday. “We want to go 2,800 feet,” he said. Jeff Wheatley is part of the United Flingdom II team and owner with his father, Dale, of Wheatley Farms. He said that the family business is happy to let Punkin Chunkin use the field. This was the third year that the chunk has been held there.
“We knew that they needed a mile to throw the pumpkins and it’s about a mile from the road to the woods,” Wheatley said. Also struggling to get his machine going Saturday was Parker Schorzman, 15, of Montgomery, N.J. The Plague, a catapult, had a throw of 258 on Friday and 324 on Saturday. Last year, its top throw was 800 feet. Parker was at Punkin Chunkin with his brother, Cooper, 16, and their parents, Sherman and Laura. This was their third time competing. “I came down here four years ago to watch and thought that this was something we could do,” Sherman said. “It looks pretty easy, but it’s not. It’s really hard to get a pumpkin to go a long way. And there’re no instructions. It’s all trial and error.” So far, he said, the Schorzmans have spent about $2,000 on their machine. The Gourd Sword was sponsored by gifted and talented students from the Lumberton (N.J.) School District and their parents. The catapult had two failed throws on Friday and Saturday; Saturday’s throw even went backwards, sailing over the observation area and into a grove of pine trees. “We’re hoping for better on Sunday,” said father Bruce Hohne. But being at Punkin Chunkin was about more than the competition, he added. “This is a family event so families get to spend time together,” he said. “Our kids built this machine themselves, using power tools. They did local fundraisers, where they learned about community service, and they have been interviewed by reporters. When are you going to get all of that in a classroom?” Katie Stevenson and Stephen Frombach, both 11 and members of the Gourd Sword team, said that they enjoyed the Punkin Chunkin carnival and riding on a mechanical bull. And how long did they manage to stay on? “Not a long time,” said Katie. Katie’s twin sister, Dana, said that her favorite part of the event is watching pumpkins hit the ground and splatter. “I love it when they explode all over the place,” she said. Lisa Roman, from Philadelphia, said that she enjoys everything about Punkin Chunkin, especially all the people who are there. “I wouldn’t miss this,” she said. “My boyfriend is an engineer and every year, he talks about building a machine to enter.” Roman is so enamored of the event that after last year’s Punkin Chunkin, she learned to knit so that this year, she would have an orange pumpkin hat to wear. When friend Stacie Grim, Trappe, Pa., found out about the hat, she asked for one too. Both women were wearing their hats Saturday afternoon. “I think this is a phenomenal event,” said Grim, who was there for the first time. “The people, the food, and it’s a beautiful day.” Blades with the United Flingdom II team, said that he also was enjoying Punkin Chunkin. “It’s just a bunch of crackers having fun,” he said.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Punkin Chunkin style. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
Chris Burman of Fallston, Md., pedals a stationary bike to get Punky’s House going. More than a dozen steps are involved in sending a plastic pumpkin about 25 feet. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
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Police Journal Seaford man killed in crash
Jeffrey A. Griffies, 44, of Seaford, was killed in a single vehicle crash on Conrail Road, south of Cannon Road, in Seaford, on Monday, Nov. 9 at 4:40 p.m. Griffies was operating a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer north on Conrail Road when, for an unknown reason, the SUV exited the right side of the roadway where it struck a steel high tension utility pole. After the crash the utility pole fell on the SUV. Griffies was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash is still under investigation and it is not known if alcohol or speed played a role in the crash. Griffies was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Arrested for stealing officer’s gun
Delaware State Police have arrested a 16-year-old Millsboro teen after he broke into a trooper’s home in Frankford and stole jewelry and the trooper’s personal handgun. Approximately an hour after the burglary, a trooper stopped the teen while he was riding his bike on SR 24. The trooper found the stolen weapon in the teen’s waist. The juvenile allegedly broke into the trooper’s home and removed the firearm and some jewelry. While he was in the
residence he fired a shot into the wall before fleeing. The juvenile was charged with burglary, theft of a firearm and criminal mischief.
Child killed in crash
Delaware State Police are investigating a three car crash that occurred on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 1:10 p.m. The crash occurred when a 2007 Toyota Camry and a 2001 Honda Odyssey were stopped southbound on Route 1 in front of the Midway Shopping Center, two miles south of Lewes. A 2007 Toyota Tundra was traveling southbound behind the stopped vehicles and failed to stop. The Tundra struck the rear of the Honda minivan causing it to plow into the Camry. As a result of the crash, Victoria A. D’Souza, 4, of Springfield, Va. was taken to Beebe Hospital in Lewes where she later died as a result of her injuries. The driver of the Camry was identified as Ronald Reese, 77, of Harbeson. The driver of the Odyssey minivan was Malcolm L. D’Souza, 42, of Springfield, Va. The driver of the Tundra pickup truck was Lisa M. Drake, 37, of Summerville, S.C. The drivers were wearing their seatbelts and Victoria was in a child seat at the time of the crash. Alcohol is not suspected and the investigation is ongoing.
The Delaware Department of Transportation and Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc. announce that the Public Workshop previously planned for Oct. 17, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14. The public is invited to attend an outdoor “open house” style public workshop and participate in a construction site tour at the Indian River Inlet Bridge on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will be held in the parking lot directly across from the DelDOT Field Office, 39368 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach, on the north side of the inlet. The event will be held rain or shine. If severe weather occurs which may cause the event to be canceled, information will be posted at www.irib.deldot.gov. Attendees are encouraged to visit the site if the weather is uncertain. The workshop will consist of at least a dozen informational stations where the public can receive specific information about various aspects of the bridge construction. Many of these informational stations will include visual examples of the different elements of bridge construction. Representatives from the University of Delaware will be onsite to discuss the monitoring capabilities of the new bridge. Information about the roadway approaches and park improvement contracts will also be available. Several bridge designers, engineers and specialists will be on hand to discuss the bridge’s construction. A highlight of the event will be the opportunity to participate in a construction site tour. A bus will be available to take
workshop attendees on a guided and narrated tour of the construction site.
Library offers ancestry workshop
A genealogy program entitled, “Telling Your Own Story,” will be presented at the Laurel Public Library at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, in the Carpenter Community Room. Barbara Flexer, a charter member from the Sussex County Genealogical Society, will offer memorable ways to present one’s own life stories as well as ideas for preserving the past. Persons interested in genealogy are invited to visit the second floor Mattie Lowe Genealogy area and use the materials in the Delaware Collection for their own personal research. For more information, call 875-3185 or email normajean.fowler@lib. de.us
Beebe’s temporary visitor policy
Beebe Medical Center has joined hospitals throughout Delaware in establishing a temporary visitor policy in which children under the age of 16 are not allowed to visit patients during the present flu epidemic. The decision was made to protect the health and safety of children and patients. The present H1N1 flu is proving to spread easily and quickly. Beebe Medical Center will lift this policy as soon as the concerns about the spread of H1N1 and seasonal flu are over. In the meantime, children visitors under the age of 16 cannot go upstairs to the patient areas, nor can they be left alone in the waiting areas downstairs.
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Entertainment SHS PRODUCTION - The Seaford High School Drama Club presents the two act production of O. Henry’s “Ransom of Red Chief.” Director and sponsor Tom Chapman says, “This play is a classic O. Henry comedy with a twist where the kidnapped get the best of the kidnappers.” The play will be performed at the SHS Madden Auditorium on Nov. 1418. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. for every performance except Sunday, Nov. 15, which is a 2 p.m. matinee. Admission is $5. Clockwise (from top) are Tom Chapman, Cole Schaffner (Red), Danielle Hernadez(Susan), Nancy Balderas (Elle), Theresa Kowalski (Miss Russell), Alexandria Smith (Sam), Danielle Levredge (Bill), Kayleigh Steohens (Miss Oliver), and John Jones (Constable Jones). Other performers include Tim Widerman, Katy Clough, Lizzie Perciful, Kara Rickers, Jackie Torkelson, Katie Hickey, Tyler Norwood, Ryan Rhaban, Ambere Eskridge, Liz Ferber and Danielle Wagoner.
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Russian Dance Company to perform
Seaford Community Concert Association presents the Russian Dance Company, the second of the five concerts to perform in the 2009/2010 concert season, on Friday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Seaford Senior High School 1200-seat auditorium. The Russian Dance Company, a 20-member troupe gave their first public performance at Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow in 1991 to great acclaim. Their popularity spread throughout the world and their concerts receive standing ovations from audiences wherever they perform. One must show a season membership pass at the door to be admitted. Only one membership pass is required to see all five concerts. Student, Adult and Family passes are sold. Prices range from $15 to $115. For those who are interested in becoming a concert membership pass holder may call the Seaford Community Concert Association and ask to have your name, address and phone number put on the 2010-2011 concert season membership list. You will receive a membership application. Call 629-6184 or visit www.Seafordconcerts.org for more information.
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571776 $249,900 Classic Martin Farms home completely updated in 2004. Home has all the modern conveniences, but retains the character of this charming neighborhood. Antique radiators, radiant floor heating & a fireplace warm this home. Designer kitchen w/custom cabinets & premium appliances. Call Kevin Thawley’s cell 302-258-6455
572926 $499,900 This has to be one of the nicest homes on the market in Western Sussex. Unbelievable new kitchen w/ lg island, wine fridge, granite counters w/ tile backsplash. 2 story living rm., sunroom, massive game rm, 2nd flr laundry. Master has tray ceiling & huge walk-in closet. Shows like a model home. Call Kevin Thawley’s cell 302-258-6455
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
Community Bulletin Board Library commemorative brick sale
‘Couture & Class’ fashion show
Glamour and style will be center stage during the second Couture & Class fashion show and luncheon on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Carter Partnership Center at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. Proceeds from the show, which is hosted by the Jack F. Owens Campus Development Council, will be used to benefit Delaware Tech students in Sussex County. The featured announcer will be Cacia Batts, of Middletown, the reigning Mrs. Delaware 2009. New this year will be a historical exhibit of formal gowns that were worn by Elsie Williams, wife of former U.S. Senator John J. Williams of Millsboro. There will also be a silent auction of travel packages to various locations; and at the show’s end, a shopping bazaar from which attendees can purchase their favorite runway items. A portion of the proceeds from that sale will be donated to the college. Tickets are $25 per person and include lunch: $10 of that price is tax-deductible. A table for eight may be reserved for $175. Seating is limited; tickets are available by reservation only until Nov. 13. To purchase tickets, call Delaware Tech at 855-1659 or visit www.dtcc.edu/fashionshow.
The Friends of the Bridgeville Library have another delicious fundraiser to promote. All you have to do is enjoy a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth, or Salisbury IHOP locations, any day, any meal. Fill out the comment card, staple your receipt to it and drop it off at The Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall, or The Providence Sales Cottage at Heritage Shores.
Honor your family or loved one, remember a loved one, advertise your business, recognize your organization, church or social group by purchasing a commemorative brick which will become a part of history as the “New Seaford Library & Cultural Center” opens in 2010. The bricks will be placed on the Reading Terrace of the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Cost for the 4x8 decorative bricks is $100 each which includes three lines of engraved upper case text. Proceeds support the capital campaign. Order forms may be obtained from the circulation desk at the library, online at www.seaford.lib.de.us or by contacting Friends President Peggy Boyd at 536-1449 or Vice President Connie Halter at 6280554.
Scholarship Fund Bingo night
Join us for a night of Bingo to benefit the Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Alexander Avenue, Salisbury, Md. Along with a full night of Bingo, there will also be door prizes, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and food for sale. The event will feature prizes such as Vera Bradley Bags, Longaberger baskets, Harley-Davidson items and other donations from the community. Games begin at 7 p.m., with a special Early Bird Game at 6:30. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Call 410-749-1981 for directions to the game site. Tickets are $20 in advance and may be purchased at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City and Harley-Davidson of Seaford. Proceeds from the games benefit the Spuck & Lib Bennett Scholarship Fund, a Delmarva scholarship awarded to students entering the education field. For more information, or to make a donation to the scholarship, contact Helen at Harley-Davidson of Ocean City (410629-1599) or Ashley and Kathy at HarleyDavidson of Seaford (629-6161).
Bethel Historical Society
From 5 to 9 p.m., on the second Wednesday of each month through December, the Laurel Pizzaria is generously helping the Bethel Historical Society with an on-going fundraiser. You can pick up a coupon at the restaurant and when you pay the society will receive 10 percent.
Festival of Trees
Delaware Hospice’s premier fundraiser, the Festival of Trees offers visitors a magnificent display of decorated trees and wreaths, and activities for everyone in the family. In Sussex County, the Festival of Trees will be held on Friday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 6, at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. For details call 302-855-2344 or visit www.delawarehospice.org.
SHS Class of ‘99 reunion
Seaford Class of 1999 will hold a 10 year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Seaford Fire Hall. Cost is $30 per person. RSVP by Nov. 1. For more information, contact Alexis McFarland Spade at biglex04@hotmail. com or 570-274-3098.
day, Dec. 5; step off is at 7 p.m. The parade is sponsored by the Downtown Seaford Association and the City of Seaford. The Grand Marshall is Dick Collison. To sign up, go online to www.mychristmasparade.com. Entry forms and parade rules are also available at Seaford City Hall, Dick’s Barber Shop, Fantasy Beauty Salon, Seaford Harley-Davidson and Mortgage Network Solutions.
• The Seaford District Library on North Porter Street will close its doors on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. In December, we will open at our new location across from the Ross Mansion, at 600 N. Market St. Ext. The book drop will be available at the North Porter Street location until the opening of the new library. • The “Science and Religion” book discussion will meet at an alternate location on Monday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. For more information, call Rose Harrison at 6292524 or visit www.seaford.lib.de.us. • The Seaford District Library has joined IHOP in an effort to raise money for the library. Eat a meal at the Seaford, Dover, Rehoboth or Salisbury, Md. IHOP locations and return an itemized receipt along with a comment card to the Seaford District Library. We must have the comment cards with 500 W. Stein Highway Seaford, DE 19973 Ph: 302-629-4514 22128 Sussex Highway Seaford, DE 19973 Ph: 302-628-8500
itemized receipts in order to receive the reimbursement. The Seaford Library will receive 10% of the total receipt.
Beef & dumpling dinner
Concord United Methodist Church in Seaford will hold a beef and dumplings dinner on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and $5 for children 12 and under.
Historical Society raffle
The Seaford Historical Society is offering a raffle featuring a day on the Nanticoke River in the spring of 2010. This all-day excursion accommodates a party of six people on a boat ride that leaves from the Marina at Nanticoke River Marine Park in Blades, Seaford. Other festivities included with this trip are mid-morning snacks on-board ship, lunch in Vienna, Md., a self-guided walking tour of historic Vienna, a visit to the Vienna Heritage Museum and refreshments on the ride back to Seaford in the afternoon. A raffle ticket costs only $5 or five tickets may be purchased for $20. Tickets are available at the Seaford Museum which is open Thursdays through Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or at the Ross Mansion which is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. At other times call the Seaford Histori-
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Seaford Christmas Parade
Plans are under way for the 2009 Seaford Christmas Parade. Touted as the largest Christmas Parade on Delmarva, Seaford hosts an extravagant evening parade the first Saturday in December. This year, the parade will be on Satur-
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009 cal Society office at 628-9828 for tickets. The drawing will take place at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on Dec. 13, 2009.
The Christmas Boutique
The Christmas Boutique will once again be featured in the Ross Mansion gift shop at the annual Victorian Christmas on Dec. 11, 12 and 13. Each member of the Seaford Historical Society is asked to contribute one item. Handmade gifts in the price range of $10 to $20 are most popular. Items may be left in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time. For further information, call Shirley Skinner at 629-9378 or Diane Thomas at 629-2085.
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 500 S. Central Ave., Laurel, will hold a Chinese Auction on Saturday, Nov. 14. Doors open at 6 p.m. Auction begins at 7 p.m. Assorted items, baked goods, door prizes, China, toys, family fun. Refreshment available. Sponsors: St. Philip’s ECW. Great family night. Co-chairs: Geraldine Taylor and Barbara Barnes.
Sunkissed Tanning food drive
Sunkissed Tanning is currently having a food drive for Laurel families during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. If you bring in five non-perishable items, you will get a free tan (up to 10 tans). Last year they collected 867 cans and 50 gift bags for children for Christmas. Their goal is to collect 1,000 cans this year. You can donate a toy, too. Sunkissed Tanning is located at Calio’s Plaza in Laurel, and can be reached by calling Margi at 875-1622.
LHS Class of ‘69 In-home story-time
The Laurel Public Library will offer a 6-session series of weekly in-home preschool story times for local day care homes. This no-cost pilot program will bring books, poetry, music and fun to children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to visit the library for Story Time. Interested daycare providers are encouraged to contact Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian at 875-3184 or at email@example.com for more information.
The Laurel Class of 1969 will hold its 40th reunion on Friday, Nov. 27, at the Georgia House in Laurel. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
held at Epworth Christian School Gymnasium, 14511 Sycamore Road, Laurel, DE 19956. Concessions will be on sale. For more information, call 875-7995. Pastors of the Central Worship Center are Timothy Dukes, Senior Pastor; and John Lanzone, Youth/Family Pastor.
Saturday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the senior center. Cost is $12 and carry-outs will be available. Menu includes beef and dumplings, cole slaw, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls, coffee, tea and dessert. Bake table items will be available. For more information, call 875-2536.
Bethel Worship Center
Child Abuse Prevention Night
Bethel Worship Center will hold a bake sale, yard sale and coffee, scrapple and eggs, sausage and egg sandwiches, to benefit Bethel Worship Center’s Building Fund, on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 7 a.m. to noon. This will be at the new location, south of Blades on US 13 South, at the old Quality Mechanical building beside the Ark.
Oyster fritter fry
Hope Lodge #4 in Laurel will be having an oyster fritter fry on Saturday, Nov. 21, at their 6th Street location. Hours are from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oyster fritters, crab cakes and homemade cream of crab soup will be offered. All are welcome.
Laurel Christmas Parade
Laurel Class of 1984 will hold their 25th class reunion on Friday, Nov. 27, at Chef Fred’s Chateau de’Ville in Salisbury, Md. Contact Joel Wharton at 238-7147 for details.
The Laurel Christmas Parade will be held Dec. 4. Line-up begins at 5 p.m. Parade starts at 7 p.m. Theme is “Christmas for Kids.” Application for entry can be picked up at the Laurel Chamber Office, located at 112 E. Market St., downtown Laurel. For more information, call 8759319.
Gigantic indoor yard sale
Beef & dumpling dinner
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The Laurel Exchange Club and P.L. Dunbar Elementary PTA have teamed up with the Delaware Division of Family Services and the Children’s Health Coalition to present a Child Abuse Prevention Night at P.L. Dunbar Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria on Tuesday, Nov. 17. Miss and Little Miss Laurel will also attend to discuss preventing, recognizing and reporting child abuse and neglect.
Holiday Open House
O’Neal’s Antiques in Laurel will host a Holiday Open House on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be hourly door prizes, a daily grand prize and refreshments. Dan Gaffney from WGMD will be there on Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. The Hen House in Laurel will have their Holiday Open House on Friday-Sunday, Nov. 20-22. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Nov. 12, 6 p.m. - Thursday Night Adult Book Discussion Group - meets in the second floor reading area. This month’s selection is Daughter of Fortune by Isobel Allende. Nov. 12, 5-7 p.m. - Consult with Sussex County Consumer Health Librarian
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advance (or $15 at the door), Tickets are non-refundable. Story line - Betty Daniels is a recent widower who’s happy her husband has finally “kicked the bucket.” Now that he’s gone she’s making big plans on how to spend all the money he left her. But when her oldest daughter, Debbie leaves her abusive husband, her wild and crazy son, Jack gets kicked out of the house, she has no other alternative but let them move back home.
College & Career Fair
Railroad open house
Laurel High School, 1133 S. Central Ave., will hold a College and Career Fair on Monday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. Transportation provided for Laurel residents. Join us for an evening of two- and four-year colleges, trade schools, career planning, trades and military. Businesses include medical, poultry, banking, culinary, real estate, insurance and more. This is sponsored by Laurel High School Guidance Department. For more information contact Dale Oddo, Joyce Sessoms or Clarence Giles at 875-6124.
LHS seeks used caps and gowns
Laurel High School is requesting a donation of used graduation caps and/or gowns for needy families. These items will be loaned to students in need of graduation attire assistance. Bring or send your caps and/or gowns to the high school.
DelMarVa Model Railroad Club’s 24th Annual Open House, located at 103 East State St., Delmar, Camelot Hall, second floor. Free admission and free parking — Nov. 28 & 29, Dec. 5 & 6, Jan. 9 & 10, Jan. 16 & 17; Saturday hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday’s noon to 5 p.m. Operating layouts: N-Scale, N Trak Modules, HO Layout, O Gauge Tinplate, O Scale Lionel, LGB (G Gauge). Train videos to view and raffles.
Thursday, Nov. 12 - Wellness Day Linda Leonard, Consumer Health librarian for Sussex County, will be at the Delmar Public Library from 2 to 4 p.m. She will help patrons research answers to their medical questions. For more information, call the library at 846-9894. Thursday, Nov. 12 - Movie Night Miss Pam, children’s librarian, will have a one-time showing of the movie “Aliens in the Attic.” Bring your favorite pillow or blanket and we’ll supply the popcorn. The show begins at 6:30 p.m.
Sportsmens’ lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greenwood Fire Hall. An “all-youcan-eat” menu features homemade chili and soups with rolls, beverages and desserts. Proceeds benefit the Polio Foundation Appeal and the local food bank; tickets are $10. To reserve tickets, call Bunnie Williams at 629-5500.
Indoor yard sale
A pre-Christmas indoor yard sale will be sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary of Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Post 7478 on 2 Governors Ave., in Greenwood. Tables are available for $15 and must be paid by Nov. 15. Make checks payable to: Greenwood Memorial VFWLA 7478. Send checks to: Michaele Russell, P.O. Box 900, Greenwood, DE 19950. There will also be a baked goods table, 50/50 chances, and lunch with Capt. Sly Veteran, mascot for the VFW National Home for Children. Hot dogs, sodas, coffee and baked goods will be available throughout the day. Proceeds benefit the programs of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. For more information, contact Durene Jones at 519-3604.
Book discussion series
Each month a different culinary mystery will be featured. Enjoy a discussion of the book and a sample of one of the book’s recipes. Discussions are free and will be held on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Greenwood Library. The book discussion Dec. 8 will be on Christmas Cookie Murder by Leslie Meier. To obtain a copy of the book before the discussion, visit the Greenwood Public Library or call Robin Miller at 349-5309.
‘Sounds of the Season’ Concert Choral Society Christmas Program
The Southern Delaware Choral Society will present their Christmas program, “My Soul Now Magnifies the Lord” on Sunday, Dec. 13, 3 p.m., at Woodbridge High School in Bridgeville. The concert features Mendelssohn’s Magnificat, choruses of JS Bach’s Magnificat and 10 choruses from Handel’s Messiah. Tickets are available at southerndelawarechoralsociety.org/, at select stores in southern Delaware, or by contacting Executive Director Gail Launay at 226-5231.
Community Pizza Night
The Friends of the Bridgeville Library will host a Community Pizza Night at Grotto’s Restaurant in Seaford on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 9 p.m. There are no tickets to buy; you simply present the event voucher, available at the Bridgeville Library, Bridgeville Town Hall or Heritage Shores Sales Center, to your server and 20% of your total bill will be donated to the Bridgeville Public Library. For more information, contact Pat McDonald at 3377192.
Get into the spirit of the holiday season at the 4th annual Sounds of the Season Concert. The concert, which benefits the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, will once again be held at the Delmar Junior Senior High School, in Delmar. The Griffin Dunn, Brittney Trout, and choruses from Delmar High School, Greenwood Mennonite and Sussex Tech. A special performance by Jerry Jones, the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Male Vocalist of the Year for the Eastern United States, will conclude the concert. The concert is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13, with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. There will be a Chinese Auction on-site, featuring a handcarved Santa, a professional clown performance, a Christmas Flower arrangement and other unique items and holiday gifts. Tickets are $10 each, and available at Dr. Wolfgang’s Seaford office at 6292366, or by calling Sherry Wix at 6292131. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.
Limited tickets are available for a trip to see the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” features the world-famous Radio City Rockettes’ signature high-kicks and precision choreography in several showstopping numbers. For more information call at 856-5618.
Seaford AARP trips
The North Carolina Christmas at the Biltmore trip planned for Nov. 16-20 has been cancelled due to lack of interest. Dec. 2 - American Music Theater Christmas Show & Millers Restaurant, $92; six seats available. March 1-3, 2010 - Foxwoods & Mohegan Sun in Connecticut; $235 double. March 31, 2010 - Washington, D.C. to see the Cherry Blossoms. A buffet lunch on the Spirit of Washington; $71 For more information, contact Rose Wheaton at 629-7180.
Day trips for the holidays
A stage play ‘Just Married?’
On Saturday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:15 p.m.) a stage play “Just Married?” will be held at Woodbridge Elementary School, Rt. 13 (South) & Governors Avenue, Greenwood. Tickets are $10 in
Radio City tickets
On Saturday, Nov. 14, the HarringtonGreenwood-Felton Rotary will host a
Enjoy a fun day trip in November or December with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Jazz fans will enjoy “All Gershwin” at Meyerhoff Symphony
Hall in Baltimore, Md. on Sunday, Nov. 15. Have the time of your life watching the ABBA Tribute at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore on Sunday, Nov. 29. Experience the “Radio City Christmas Spectacular” on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. See the DuPont Mansion sparkling with holiday cheer during a guided tour on Friday, Dec. 4. Take a journey with sorority girl Elle Woods to Harvard Law School where she struggles to be taken seriously in “Legally Blonde,” at the DuPont Theatre on Saturday, Dec. 5. See the smash hit “Holiday Pops,” featuring Peter Nero, at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pa. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Take a train ride to see the beautiful display of lights in Ocean City’s Northside Park, drink tea and enjoy dinner in a Victorian oceanfront hotel on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Celebrate the season by watching “Happy Holidays” in orchestra seats at the Kennedy Center on Friday, Dec. 11. Don’t miss “Too Hot to Handel” a jazzy, soulful reinterpretation of Handel’s Messiah at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore on Saturday, Dec. 12. Delight in the Christmas blooms, including thousands of poinsettias, at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania on Sunday, Dec. 13. Take a special tour of the U.S. Naval Academy and have high tea at the Officers’ & Faculty Club after an independent lunch in downtown Annapolis on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Enjoy a day in New York City to shop, see a Broadway show, or look at holiday decorations on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Feast on brunch before watching the musical “White Christmas” at Tony’s Dinner Theater in Baltimore on Thursday, Dec. 17. Stimulate your senses with the winter wonderland musical extravaganza, “Holiday Spectacular,” featuring more than 100 singers, dancers and musicians at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore on Friday, Dec. 18. For more information or to sign up for these trips, contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.
See ‘The Lion King’
Limited seats are available for a trip to see Disney’s breathtaking musical “The Lion King” on Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia; the trip is sponsored by Adult Plus+ at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. For more information or to reserve orchestra seats, contact the Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.
Vacation with Del Tech
Take a vacation with the Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Experience the joy of the season during the nine-day “Christmas Cruise on the Danube” trip to Germany and Austria from Nov. 30 through Dec. 8. Travelers will explore cathedrals and several Christmas markets including Germany’s oldest and most famous, Nuremburg’s Christmas Market, which began in 1628. Celebrate the Christmas season during the seven-day “Nashville Country Christmas at the Opryland Hotel” from Dec. 2-8. Experience the joy of Christmas during the four-day “Christmas Extravaganza”
MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009 trip to Washington, D.C. and the Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va. Take a Christmas tour of Washington, guided by author/historian Antony Pitch. To sign up for a trip call 302856-5618.
Seaford Library cruise
The April 25, 2010 Cruise to Bermuda is one of the functions planned to help raise funds for the new Seaford Library and Cultural Center. The deadline for making reservation has been extended to Dec. 15, 2009. A reservation deposit of $300 is required. The total cost varies with the choice of stateroom An interior room costs $975 per person. An oceanview room is $1195. For a deluxe oceanview with veranda the cost is $1495. The price includes round trip transportation from Seaford to Cape Liberty in New York Harbor, N.J. The ship docks for three days in Bermuda at Kings Wharf. Information regarding island tours and other suggested activities on the island will be provided on board the ship. For further information call Barbara Stetzer at 628-3300 or 2-mail email@example.com
The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn’s Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization will meet on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.
Widowed Persons Service
The Seaford chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 12:15 p.m. at the Eagle Diner in Delmar, Md. (located on Ocean Highway (dual Highway), south of the light at the intersection of Delaware and Maryland). All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend. Come join us – we all enjoy the trips, lunches/dinners, etc. that we do.
The Georgetown Chapter (1992) of the National Active And Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold their next meeting at noon on Monday, Nov. 16, at Pizza King Restaurant on Stein Highway in Seaford. Michel Bilton, Blue Cross Blue Shield representative, will speak. For more information, call Betty Graebner at 875-7287.
39th Dist. Democrats
The 39th District Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at Pizza King in Seaford. New members are welcome. For information, call Maggie Callaway at 629-4846.
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary meets the 2nd Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. For more information, contact Cindi Chaimowitz at 302-3980309.
ley. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788. For more information call Sharlana Edgell at 629-7123.
The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council is Monday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. at the public library in Harrington. Everyone interested in horses is welcome. The agenda includes elections for 2010. For more information, contact Stan at 684-3966 or Peggy at 629-5233.
Funeral home records are a hidden source of genealogical information. The Sussex County Genealogical Society will feature a program by Denny Rayne, administrator and corporate secretary for Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro. Rayne, a Sussex County native, businessman and historian, will give information on the types of records available, tell humorous stories about southeastern Sussex County, and give ways to provide information to survivors for future generations. The meeting will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, at 10:30 a.m., in the upstairs meeting room of the Rehoboth Beach Public Library. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning about finding their ancestors. For more information, call 875-5418 or visit www.scgsdelaware.org.
The regular monthly meeting of the Sussex Amateur Radio Association (SARA) is Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Marvel Museum located at 510 S. Bedford St. in Georgetown. FCC license testing for all levels begins at 6:30 p.m. An informal social starts at 7 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. This meeting is open to anyone that has an interest in amateur radio. For more information, visit www.sussexamateurradio.com.
Acorn Club ‘Tea’
The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having a “tea” for their president, Margaret Alexander, on Nov. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. The hostess is Teresa Blades and her committee.
Republican Women’s Club
Seaford Republican Women’s Club will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the home of Sharlana Edgell. This is a departure from the usual fourth Thursday meeting date because of the Thanksgiving holiday. State Representative Danny Short will be present giving an update on proceedings in the State Legislature. Lunch will be provided by Sharlana Edgell, Sally Higgins and Marilee Brad-
Ruritan Club buffet
All-you-can-eat Sunday Breakfast Buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth Sunday of each month now through June from 7-10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at the Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road.
Portsville Fall Bazaar
The Portsville Annual Fall Bazaar will be held on Dogwood Lane, Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch starting at 11 a.m. Menu: oyster fritters, chicken salad, vegetable soup, homemade pies, baked goods. Hand-crafted items on sale.
AGO seeks members
The Southern Delaware Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), which seeks to promote appreciation of all aspects of organ and choral music, invites everyone who is interested in music to join the chapter. For details, call 629-8033.
Men of God Conference
Booker Street Church of God 7th Anointed Men of God Conference, “Men Pressing Towards the High Calling of God,” convening at the Princess Royale Hotel, Ocean City, Md. on Nov. 27-29. Registration is $25 per person. Contact the Rev. Charles Long for more information by calling 302-856-9097 or 855-0959
On Saturday, Nov. 21, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Blue Hen VFW Post 6483 will hold a fish fry, bay trout, baked beans, string beans, macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, hush puppies, cole-slaw, coffee, lemonade and ice tea. Cost is $9 per dinner. Children ages 4-10, $4.50, take out will be available; at the Post Home on Williamsville Road just past Southern States. For more information call 422-4412 any day after noon.
SUDOKU Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle!
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
Church Bulletins Christmas Extravaganza
Trinity UMC on Phillips Hill Road in Laurel needs vendors (crafts, home sales companies, etc.) for their Christmas Extravaganza, which will be held at the church on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a $10 charge per table and we have limited availability. For more information or to reserve a table, call 875-4741.
Kidstuf 103 at Alliance Church
Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford is offering Kidstuf 103 on Wednesday evenings. Kidstuf is a program designed for children and parents to attend together. Each month features a different Biblical virtue using music, drama, a storyteller and games. A light supper is served at 6:15 p.m., followed by the program at 6:45 p.m. Kidstuf is designed for kindergarten through 6th grade; however, parents are welcome to bring their preschoolers with them. Registration is free. No drop-offs. For details call 629-5600 or visit www.atlantaroadcma.org
St. Luke’s newsletter
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church offers its newsletter on line and also, via e-mail. Our “Luke’s Letter” is published approximately once a month and will be available on our website www.stlukesseaford. org.
You can also join our e-mail list if you send a request to StLukesEpis@comcast. net St. Luke’s services are Sunday, Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m., and Thursday evenings, Holy Eucharist and Healing at 6 p.m. The Rev. Jeanne Kirby-Coladonato is the Rector/Pastor.
Fall Bible study
All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar, has resumed its fall bible study. All are welcome to share this informal fellowship, led by Father Custer Ruley. The study begins at 1 p.m. every Wednesday, at the church located at 10th and Grove streets.
St. Philip’s Chinese Auction
The Episcopal Churchwomen of St. Philip’s, Laurel, invite one and all to attend the annual Chinese Auction, on Saturday, Nov. 14. Doors open at 6 p.m. with auction beginning at 7 p.m. A wide variety of items including baked goods, china, general items, toys, everything but the kitchen sink. Special refreshments available including beverages, popcorn, homemade baked treats. Special door prizes donated by A&K Enterprises (Kim and Alan Littleton), Pampered Chef, Longaberger baskets, O’Neal Brothers. Special handcrafted items available. Co-chairmen, Geraldine Taylor and Barbara Barnes. Call 875-3644 for details.
A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-674-5781.
Bethany Church bazaar
Bethany Church will hold a Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items include Christmas ornaments, quilted baby blankets and pocketbooks, crocheted items, wreaths, jewelry, totes, relishes, preserves and much more. A silent auction will be held on a 1993 Longaberger Homecoming combo. Lunch includes chicken salad, burgers, hot dogs, soups and drinks. Soup and chicken salad will be sold by the pint and quart. White elephant table and baked goods table. Bethany Church is located on Lowes Crossing Road, eight miles east of Laurel, on Route 24.
Community Thanksgiving service
The Laurel Ministerial Association will hold a community Thanksgiving Service on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 7 p.m., at Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. This will be a combined service with guests from St. John’s UMC in Seaford and a Bell Choir. Bring an item for the local food pantry if you are able.
An offering will be taken to support the scholarship fund. For more information, contact the Rev. Julie Lewis at 875-4741.
Youth Recreation Night
Trinity UMC in Laurel holds a weekly Recreation Night for youth. All youth are invited to attend every Tuesday (when school is in session) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Basketball and other fun activities are available. A parent/guardian needs to give contact information the first night in attendance; come inside and introduce yourself.
Yuletide Celebration 2009
Mountaire Farms proudly presents Sandi Patty’s Yuletide Celebration 2009 at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown, on Friday, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. Accompanying “the voice” of Christian music will be members of the Mountaire Communion of Choirs, plus a special performance by The Reminders featuring John W. Thompson, Ed Shockley and Kevin Short. Advance tickets start at $44 and are available at www.crossroadcommunitychurch.net or 800-514-ETIX (3849). As “the voice” of Christian music, Sandi Patty has been synonymous with the Christmas season. Many of her arrangements have become signature melodies in churches and homes while celebrating the birth of Jesus.
DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sunday Family Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873 www.laurelnazarene.org
A church you can relate to
1010S.C entral Ave., Laurel Ph: 875-7748 Minister: Ian J. Drucker Worship Services: Sunday 10 a.m. 6:00 p.m. BibleS tudy: Sun. 9:00 a.m.; Wed. 7:00 p.m. In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
510 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE Rev. Donna Hinkle, Pastor Church: 875-4233 Sunday Services: 8:30 am Praise 9:30 am Sunday School,10:45 am Worship
DIAL DAILY DEVOTIONS: 875-4309
Centenary United Methodist Church
“Where Caring is Sharing” “NEW SONG!” - Contemporary Celebration, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Classes for ALL ages, 9:45 a.m. Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m.
Rev. K. Wayne Grier, Pastor, 875-3983 200 W. Market St., Laurel, Del.
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956
The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus, Rector www.dioceseofdelaware.net/churches/stphlps.html Holy Eucharist with Healing Sunday ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am Church School ~ 9:30 am
Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching
Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm
Worship 10:45 a.m. • Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Camp Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice
Christian Church of Seaford
Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES
Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 10:30 Wed. Night Service & (Nursery & Jr. Church) Youth Groups 7:00 p.m. A Firm Foundation • A Sure Hope • An Unending Love
Centrally located at
14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.
For info, call 875.7995 or visit www.centralworshipcenter.org Pastor Timothy Dukes, Senior Pastor Pastor John Lanzone, Youth/Family Pastor
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road68, South of Laurel Laurel,D el.
Sun. School 10 a.m. • Worship 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Hymn Sing: Last Sunday Each Month - 7 p.m.
Delmar Wesleyan Church www.StPaulsUMCLaurelDE.org
Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107
800 East Street Delmar, MD 21875 “The Church That Cares” 410-896-3600 Pastor James C. Hitch
Sunday: Sunday School 10 M Worship 11 AM & 6 PM
Wednesday: BibleS tudy 7P M
MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
3rd Annual Fair Trade
Third Annual Distant Neighbors Fair Trade benefits emergency home repair project. First State Resource Conservation & Development Council, Inc. and the artisans who created the products, Friday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Affordable Christmas shopping with unique handmade gifts from around the world. Ethnic lunches and takeout $5. Raffle for 26” flat-screen HD LCD TV, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, E. Pine and Academy streets, Georgetown. Visit www.stpaulsgeorgetown.org for details.
Mt. Olive Baptist Church visitor
On Saturday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m., the Rev. Fentress Hickman of Union Baptist Church, Easton, Md., will be at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 108 First St., Bridgeville, with Pastor Woodrow Evans. For more information contact: Sister Paris Twyman, 410-754-9135 or the church, 1302-337-7593.
Laurel Baptist Church luncheon
Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community luncheon on Nov. 21, noon to 2 p.m. (traditional Thanksgiving menu). The church is located at 33056 BiState Boulevard, approximately 2 miles south of town. Call Shirley at 875-2314 for details.
Community Thanksgiving dinner
There will be a community Thanksgiving dinner served at Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, on Sunday, Nov. 22, from 4-6 p.m. for those who are alone or in need.
Candlelight memorial service
Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the STAR (Special Treasures Are Remembered) Perinatal/Infant Bereavement program will hold its tenth annual candlelight memorial service on Tuesday, Dec. 8. This ceremony honors and remembers those babies lost due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or infant death. The ceremony will be held at Saint Johns United Methodist Church in Fruitland, Md. at 7 p.m.
SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am
701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077
Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church
26295 Sussex Highway (south on 13), Seaford, DE
Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor - O. Kenneth Scheller 302-875-0140
All are welcome to worship here every Sabbath.
The Rev. Paul Sherwood, pastor at Saint Johns, will officiate. A reception will follow in the church hall. Each family is invited to participate by lighting a candle in memory of their loved one. For those who choose not to participate, a single candle will be lit in honor of their child. For more information or to RSVP, call STAR at 410-543-7039 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mary & Martha Tea Room
Mary & Martha Tea Room, a program of Take My Hand Ministry, will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m., at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. Guest speaker will be Barbara Zane Walter of Berlin, Md. Walter works at Ocean City’s Son Spot Christian Fellowship Center, produces the Maranatha Manna newspaper for WOLC Radio, and writes a monthly column, “Things Hoped For.” She is married to Randy Walter, who shares her passion and work for Christian ministry. A free will offering will be taken for the speaker, light refreshments will be served, and women who attend are asked to bring their Bible and canned food or treats for dogs and cats. November is Pet Food Drive month for Take My Hand. For more information, contact Dr. Michaele Russell at 302-349-4220.
Booker Street Church of God, Georgetown, is sponsoring a “Toys-4-Joy” Drive to help needy families in extreme situations during the Holiday Season. Donations will be received now through Dec. 22. To make a donation of money, new toys (Valued at least $5) or new clothes, please call Peggy at 302-856-3404 or the Church at 856-9097.
7th Anointed Men of God Conference Booker Street Church of God 7th Anointed Men of God Conference, “Men Pressing Towards the High Calling of God,” convening at the Princess Royale Hotel, Ocean City, Md. on Nov. 27-29. Registration is $25 per person. Contact the Rev. Charles Long for more information by calling (302) 8569097 or 855-0959
United Methodist Church 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly WORSHIP TIMES:
9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.)
22606 Sussex Hwy. Seaford, DE
302-359-6331 Weekly Services: Sunday: 10 am Tuesday: Prayer 7-8 pm Thursday: Bible Study 7 pm
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161
Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor
WEDNESDAY SUNDAY Sunday School......9:45 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Worship...............11:00 a.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 p.m. Eve. Worship........7:00 p.m. Youth Group 6:00-8 p.m.
Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel
PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956
Sun. 9:30 am Wed. 7:00 pm
Children’s Church • Nursery
SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Senior Minister: Dr. Carl G Vincent Senior Pastor: Pastor Barry B. Dukes wwwmessiahsvineyard.org
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH
PRE-SCHOOL - 12TH GRADE - Office 629-7161 Quality Traditional Education Since 1973 Fully Accredited By Middle States in ACSI
A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE
302-629-8434 • www.graceseaford.org Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”
532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591
MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 4:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
11 AM and 6 PM ~ Sunday School 9:45 AM
Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM
Pastor Stacey Johnson
28261 Seaford Rd., Laurel, 2 miles N. of Laurel on Alt. 13
22625 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 - www.atlantaroadcma.org Sunday
9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Worship, Nursery, Classes for Kids-Adults 7:00 p.m. Evening Service
6:45 Catalyst Youth (grades 7-12), DivorceCare 7:00 Prayer Meeting, Men’s Group, KidStuf 103 (K-6 Kids & their parents, 1 & 3rd Wed.)
COKESBURY CHURCH All Welcome Where Love Abides -- John 3:16
The Church by the Side of the Road 15092 Cokesbury Rd, Georgetown, DE (302) 629-5222 • www.cokesburywc.org Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am
United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830 315 High St. • Seaford, DE
Sunday Services: Informal Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary 9:45 Sunday School
Pastor: Rev. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED
27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814
www.thelighthouselaurel.org Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.
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Laurel Baptist Church, SBC Where everybody is somebody & Jesus Christ is Lord 33056 Bi-State Boulevard, Laurel, DE 19956 LBC Sunday School ~ 10:00 Morning Worship ~ 11:00 Wednesday Bible Study ~ 7:00 P.M. NurseryP rovided Pastor: Rev. Steven Booth Music Director: Linda Lewis
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
Obituaries Catherine L. Cummings, 63
Catherine L. Cummings of Georgetown, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. She was the daughter of Albert F. and Nellie Ann Cummings. Catherine retired from school teaching in Ohio. She is survived by two brothers, Harry Cummings of Akron, Ohio and Christopher Cummings of Ballston Spa, N.Y.; five sisters, Carol Rementer of Georgetown, Beth Zedney of Newark, Rosemary Figgs of Georgetown, Mary Armbruster of Ravenna, Ohio and Joan Wieser of Columbus, Ohio. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Seaford. Burial was Monday, Nov. 9, at Immaculate Conception Church Cemetery, Washington, Pa.
Kenneth P. Hinckley, 78 HYMN SING - “Sounds of Joy,” a women’s trio from St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Laurel, will be at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford for a Hymn Sing on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The trio consists of singers Mona Smart, Gladys Simons and Rose Fluharty. The public is invited to join in this evening of musical praise of God.
No Name Band at Grace
The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Warrington at 337-7198.
the Fresh Harvest, Dover. The church is located at 744 Clarence St., Seaford, (white church behind Nutter Park). Phone: 302-629-9443.
Liberating Power A.M. E. Zion Church , 7366 Federalsburg Road, Bridgeville will host Trustee Day, Sunday, Nov. 15, at 3:30 p.m. Elder Leon Wilson of Rehoboth Temple of Praise in Laurel, will be guest preacher. The Rev. R.J. Chandler is pastor. For more information contact: Brother Eddie Snead at 875-7438.
Liberating Power A.M.E. Zion Church, Bridgeville, invites you to Family and Friends Day, on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. Our guest peacher for the afternoon will be the Rev. William Dent, Raymond L. Jones A.M.E. Zion Church, Washington, D.C. Come join with us, as we praise and worship the Lord for the great things He has done. The Rev. R.J. Chandler Sr., Pastor contact information call Virginia Snead, 875-7938.
Christ Evangelistic Church
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Evangelist Kenny Large from Kentucky will be at Christ Evangelistic Church on Nov. 15 at 10:45 a.m. service and 7 p.m. service. The Church is located at 9802 Camp Road in Laurel. Evangelist Bob Rich will be here on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. service. Come hear dynamic preaching from both of these evangelists! Call for more information - Church phone 302-875-2915.
Clarence St. Youth Revival
Clarence St. Church of God, “Winning Young Warriors for Christ,” will hold a Youth Revival 2009 on Thursday and Friday, 7 p.m. and Saturday, at 6 p.m., Nov. 19 through Nov. 21. Come join us in worship and hear an inspirational word from God for today’s youth with vocalist Evangelist Tiphani Mallory of the House of Prayer Church of
Bethel Worship Center will hold a bake sale, yard sale and coffee, scrapple and eggs, sausage and egg sandwiches, to benefit Bethel Worship Center’s Building Fund, on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 7 a.m. to noon. This will be at the new location, south of Blades on US 13 South, at the old Quality Mechanical building beside the Ark.
‘No Talent’ Show
The “No Talent” talent show that was postponed from October has been rescheduled at Laurel Baptist Church for Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 33056 BiState Boulevard (west side of 13A, approximately 2 miles south of town.) Any questions, call Shirley at 8752314.
Kenneth P. Hinckley, of Seaford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, in Milford. He was born on July 30, 1931, in Middletown, N.Y., a son of Clark and Mollie (Koch) Hinckley. Ken retired in 1990 from General Electric Company in Connecticut as a systems analyst. He was a member of the Bridgeville Kiwanis Club, receiving their highest honor, the “Hickson” Award. He was a faithful member of Union United Methodist Church of Bridgeville where he was a lay speaker and active member of “Methodist Men.” Ken also volunteered for the Host program at Seaford Middle School. He enjoyed making stained glass, reading and bicycling. He was loved by all who knew him as he was a genuine man who was cherished by his family. In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by his brother, Albert Hinckley. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Jean (Warren) Hinckley; his son, Michael K. Hinckley of Lafayette, Colo.; two daughters, Linda Williams and husband Thomas of New Canaan, Conn. and Susan Puckett and husband Christopher of Kannapolis, N.C.; four grandsons, Joseph and Jason Puckett of Kannapolis and Thomas and Robert Williams of New Canaan; and a sister, Leona Murray and husband Charles of Circleville, N.Y. A celebration of Ken’s life will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 14, at Union United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. Pastor Dale Brown will officiate. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Arrangements are by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Union United Methodist Church, Market & Laws Street, Bridgeville, DE 19933 or Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.
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Donald W. Layton, 62
Donald W. Layton went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. He leaves behind a wife of 43 years, Charlene Dukes Layton; two children and their spouses, Phyllis Layton Spencer and her husband, Lance B. Spencer, and Donald W. Layton Jr. and his wife Samantha Layton; his grandchildren, Lori Beth Layton, Adam Spencer and Scott Layton; his mother, Elma Layton; and a brother, Wm. Michael Layton Sr. He also leaves behind his little dog and most constant companion, Sable. Donald was preceded in death by his father, Charles Layton and two brothers, Robert Layton Sr. and Steve Layton. The funeral service was held at Bethel Worship Center on Nov. 3. Pastor Joe Lecates officiated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethel Worship Center Building Fund, P.O. Box 132, Seaford, DE 19973.
Leonard E. Spaulding Sr., 70
Leonard E. Spaulding Sr., of Dade City, Fla., formerly of Princess Anne, Md. and Seaford, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at his home. Born in Lynn, Mass. on Feb. 7, 1939, he was the son of Elwood Spaulding Jr. and Elizabeth Balfour Spaulding. His wife, Claudia Spaulding, also preceded him in death. Mr. Spaulding retired from the former Crown, Cork and Seal as a machinist. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by six children, Richard Spaulding and his wife Maureen of New Jersey, Leonard Spaulding Jr. and his wife Marjorie also of New Jersey, James Spaulding and his wife Sylvia of New Hampshire, Ronald Spaulding of Florida, Linda Spaulding of California and Kelly Auletto and husband Michael of New Jersey; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernie Spaulding of Mass.; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 9, at Hinman Funeral Home in Princess Anne. Interment was in Zion Cemetery in Eden, Md.
Clennie B. Sullivan III, 50
Clennie B. “Salty Dog” Sullivan III, of Blades, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009. Clennie was a painter for Phil Burtelle Painting Contractor. He is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Sullivan of Seaford; two grandchildren, Billy Pruitt and Katelyn Leifert; two sisters, Connie S. Carter (Freeman) of Blades and Carol Mae Snyder (Brooks) of Seaford; and his favorite nephews, Eddie Downes and wife Michelle and Chris Waller. The funeral was held on Friday, Nov. 6, at Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
MORNING STAR • NOveMbeR 12 - 18, 2009
Health Monthly support group
Compassionate Care Hospice, The Wellness Community-DE and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will collaborate to present a monthly bereavement group, The Next Step. The group focuses on issues of loss that continue beyond the early stages of grief. Mary Van House, bereavement coordinator, will facilitate the group at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, at the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, second floor conference room. To register, call Lisa at 629-6611, ext. 2378.
The Delaware HIV Consortium and Ministry of Caring present their sixth annual ‘Easy As Pie’ fundraiser. For each $20 donation, you will receive a Thanksgiving pie of your choice from local bakers. All proceeds help the Delaware HIV Consortium and House of Joseph II, a program of the Ministry of Caring, provide housing and supportive services to Delawareans living with HIV/AIDS. Pies can be ordered by calling the Delaware HIV Consortium at 302-654-5471 or visiting www.delawarehiv.org. Orders must be received by Friday, Nov. 20 at noon. Printed order forms are also available to be mailed or faxed to the Delaware HIV Consortium. Linvilla Orchards, located in Media, Pa., will provide this year’s selection of Dutch Apple Crumb, Pumpkin, Pecan, No Sugar Added Apple pies, as well as a two
pound, eight inch New York Style Cheesecake. Just Desserts by Jekeitta in Wilmington, will bake its famous sweet potato pie. In Sussex County, pies will be available for pick up on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Kent/ Sussex Counseling Services, 20728 DuPont Blvd., Georgetown and CAMP Rehoboth, 37 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Visit www.delawarehiv.org for specific pie pick-up hours.
Woman dies from H1N1
Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) has learned of another H1N1related death, this time an 80-year-old Sussex County woman. She passed away Saturday, Oct. 24, in a Delaware hospital. Because she doesn’t fit the typical age profile, additional H1N1 investigation was conducted to confirm her status. While people 65 years and older are much less likely to become ill with novel H1N1 flu, when people in this age group get the infection, especially those who are immunocompromised, their risk of poorer outcomes is increased. This is not surprising given that people 65 and older are generally considered at higher risk of serious flu-related complications, including those requiring hospitalization, from seasonal flu illness. Certain groups of people are at higher risk of complications from the H1N1 flu, including people with chronic underlying health conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and those who are immunosuppressed. For most healthy people this has been a mild infection.
Hearing loss affects more than 36 million Americans More than 36 million adults have some degree of hearing loss. That is over four times the amount of people who live in New York City. The statistics are shocking and even more so is knowing that more than half of those 36 million Americans are under the age of 65. Hearing loss is an ever-increasing health concern that is often preventable. Taking time to see an audiologist for regular hearing evaluations and knowing the signs of hearing loss can protect your hearing. “Hearing loss may be caused by exposure to loud noises, ear infections, trauma, harm to the inner ear or ear drum, illness or certain medications, and deterioration due to the normal aging process,” explains Ryan Horan, Au.D., clinical audiologist at Nanticoke Ear, Nose and Throat Associates in Seaford. The amount of noise Americans are exposed to today plays an important role in the recent increase of hearing loss across the nation. It is no longer just a health concern for seniors. Some telling signs of hearing loss include: trouble hearing conversations in a noisy environment, like a restaurant, difficulty or inability to hear people talking to you without looking at them and/or a constant pain or ringing in your ears. On average, most Americans do not know how to recognize the first signs of
hearing loss or which health professional is qualified to diagnose and treat hearing loss. If you think you may have hearing loss, you need to see an audiologist, a licensed and clinically trained health care professional who specializes in evaluating, diagnosing and treating people with hearing loss and balance disorders. The first step in treatment is to have your hearing evaluated by an audiologist. This will determine the degree of hearing loss you have and what can be done. Although most hearing loss is permanent, an audiologist can determine the best treatment, which may include hearing aids, assistive listening devices and hearing rehabilitation. In response to the growing number of Americans suffering from hearing loss, the American Academy of Audiology, in conjunction with Nanticoke Ear, Nose and Throat Associates, have launched National Audiology Awareness Month in October. Nanticoke Ear, Nose and Throat Associates’ audiologist, Horan, has specialized training and experience in performing hearing evaluations, prescribing and fitting hearing aids, working with assistive listening devices and diagnosis and treatment of balance disorders. For more information, visit their website www.nanent.org.
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Delaware Hospice invites everyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one to “The Ups and Downs of the Holiday” workshop on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. Paul Ganster, LCSW, grief counselor, will lead the workshop and discuss topics such as: why the holidays are stressful and difficult for those grieving; problem solving to reduce stress; suggestions on coping with the holidays; and rituals to honor your loved one. Each participant will receive a 64-page booklet, “How Will I Get through the Holidays?” by James E. Miller. Light refreshments will be provided. The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required as space is limited. To register, call Paul Ganster, 357-7147, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delaware Hospice is offering an eightweek group meeting for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one. The group will meet Wednesday afternoons from 5 to 6:30 p.m., until Dec. 2, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, 801 Middleford Road, Seaford. Find out what normal grief “looks” like; learn about the “tasks of mourning;” identify your coping style and develop coping skills that feel right for you; share as much or as little as you would like. This activity is provided free to the public by Delaware Hospice; however, registration is required. To register, call Paul Ganster at 302357-7147.
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Have fun and stay active this fall by participating in fitness activities at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Horseback riding is offered for beginners at Singletree Stables in Seaford; participants will learn the basics of safety, stable management and equestrian skills beginning Saturday, Nov. 14, for ages 8 to 14 and Wednesday, Nov. 18, for ages
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There is a free bimonthly Depression Support Group meeting in Laurel on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Any person who has signs and symptoms of depression and is under the care of a professional counselor/MD is welcome to attend. To register, call Life Matters Counseling and Consulting at 302-465-6612.
MORNING STAR • NOveMbeR 12 - 18, 2009
Follow these tips to get enough ‘sunshine’ vitamin in your diet
By Mary Trotter, MS, RD Recent studies have brought to our attention that millions of adults and children in the United States have extremely low levels of vitamin D. Why is this a concern? Known as the “sunshine” vitamin, vitamin D is produced when ultraviolet light reacts with the skin. Vitamin D maintains the body’s normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus and helps deposit these minerals in bones and teeth. It helps regulate cell growth and plays a role in immunity. Adults who are deficient in vitamin D may experience bone loss (osteoporosis) or a softening of the bones (osteomalacia). Children who are deficient in vitamin D may develop rickets or defective bone growth, which was an epidemic among children during the 18th century. This led to the fortifying of milk, formula, cereals, and other foods with vitamin D in the 1920s and helped to virtually eliminate rickets in the U.S. However, cases of rickets now appear to be on the rise across the country. Other risks associated with inadequate levels of vitamin D include heart disease, hypertension, autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, type 1 and 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis. Vitamin D may also pro-
tect against seasonal affective disorder and other mood disorders. While the sun, our primary source of energy for producing vitamin D, continues to shine every day, how is it that some children have become so dangerously low in vitamin D? Researchers believe there is a combination of factors at work. Kids are spending more time indoors watching TV and playing video games. When they do go outside, they are covered head to toe in sunscreen which blocks the UV-B rays that stimulate the body’s production of vitamin D. In addition, kids are drinking more soda — so much more that it is replacing milk and other foods fortified with vitamin D. Bottom line — once again, too much TV and soda and too little time outdoors is putting our kids at risk for a myriad of health issues. New pediatric guidelines recommend infants and children get a daily dose of 400 international units (IU) of vitamin D. A mere 10 minutes a day, without sunscreen, is the best way for everyone over the age of 6 months to get our daily intake of this “sunshine” vitamin. So, bring the kids along when you take the dog for a walk around the neighborhood, have them ride their bikes before dinner’s ready, or sit outside while you read them a short
By Dr. Anthony Policastro Two weeks ago Daniel Richardson wrote an editorial on autism. The editorial discussed the fact that immunizations and autism were not linked. Last week Mr. Eger responded in a letter to the editor. His letter stated that we needed to work hard to find the cause of autism because of its high frequency. Both writers were right on target. There has been an increase in autism over the years. It has gone from about 1 in 1,500 births to 1 in 150 births. The most recent study put it at about 1 in 91 births. There are several reasons for this. One is related to the fact that the medical and educational professions are getting better at diagnosing the condition. In the past, we only identified severe cases of autism. Now we know that there are many milder cases that were missed in the past. In addition, there is less reluctance to label a child with the diagnosis of autism. In the past, physicians wanted to be sure before they gave that diagnosis. Now we need to make sure that affected children receive proper services. For that reason, we must identify those children so physicians are more willing to call a child autistic than they were in the past. Unfortunately, the increased ability to make the diagnosis accounts for a relatively small increase in the frequency. What we do know is that there is no scientific evidence to support immunizations as the cause of autism. That whole line of reasoning was created by Dr. Wakefield in England. The story goes something like this. Dr. Wakefield did research on the cause of autism. The research was funded by a lawyer who represented the families of autistic children. Dr. Wakefield applied for a patent for a new form of MMR (measles-mumpsrubella) vaccine. Once that was done, he published a paper showing that MMR vaccine caused autism. The plan was for Dr. Wakefield to have everyone switch to his vaccine. Then the lawyer who funded the
study could sue the MMR vaccine manufacturer. Fortunately, Dr. Wakefield was found out. His research was deemed bogus and he lost his license in England. Then he came to the U.S. to promote his immunization theory. There is still no evidence to support that theory and there is a lot of evidence to the contrary. One of the known causes of autism is chromosomal disorders. At one time our genetic tests were not very specific. Chromosomal disorders accounted for only 1% of cases of autism. The tests improved and the percentage went up to 3%. Now we have an even more improved test. It is called aCGH (array comparative genomic hybridization). With that test, we now know that 1020% of cases of autism are due to chromosomal disorders. It is likely that number will go up as our tests become more sophisticated. However, that is not the only cause. There appears to be a sub group of autistic children who have gastrointestinal problems related to their symptoms. What is not clear is whether the same thing that causes the intestinal problems also causes the autism or whether the intestinal problems themselves cause the autism. There will be more to come on that front. In addition, there is likely some environmental hazard that creates a biochemical cause of autism. Pesticides are one possibility that have been discussed. However, we are not yet sure. Mr. Eger is correct in making the point that we need to address the causes aggressively. That is indeed happening. I recently attended the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The research into autism is going hot and heavy. Autism is indeed increasing in frequency. As a developmental pediatrician, I see many autistic children in my practice. We continue to aggressively seek the causes which will likely prove to be multiple rather than just a single one.
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book. But during the winter months in the Northeast, when the angling of the sun inhibits UV-B rays from penetrating the atmosphere — and you are bundled up in warm, bulky clothing — other options are available. Fish & fish oils – Grandma was right. Good old cod liver oil is an excellent source of vitamin D! Fatty fish, such as salmon and mackerel, naturally supply vitamin D. Another reason to enjoy two servings a week! Egg yolks – One whole egg a day is recommended for both adults and children. Fortified foods – As a public health strategy, most milk is fortified with vitamin D. Also look for vitamin D fortified yogurt, cheese, soy drinks, cereals, breads and even juices. But don’t assume all dairy is fortified with vitamin D, be sure and read the nutrition label. Supplements – A supplement with vitamin D is required for exclusively breastfed babies because breast milk itself is not a good source of the vitamin, not to men-
tion Mom could very likely be deficient as well. In addition, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans advised that older adults, people with dark skin, and anyone who is exposed to insufficient sunlight consume extra vitamin D from fortified foods and/or supplements. But before taking a supplement, consult with your doctor or your child’s pediatrician. Overall, our best, natural source for vitamin D is the sun, followed by a healthy diet that includes vitamin D fortified foods. So, rake those leaves, ride those bikes, and take those walks - then come inside for a cold glass of milk! About the author Mary Trotter is a Program and Policy Analyst for Nemours Health & Prevention Services. A registered dietician with a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition, Mary provides technical assistance, training, and staff support to community agencies, organizations, and coalitions implementing new health promotion strategies.
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
Nanticoke Tributes honor hospital’s finest supporters By Lynn R. Parks
When he started work at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Dr. James Rupp was happy to hear nurses at the hospital refer to obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Rosalina DeJesus-Jiloca simply as “Rosie.” “I thought, ‘Oh, this is nice,’” Rupp told the audience at last week’s annual Nanticoke Tributes dinner. “She was Rosie and I’d be Jim.” But that wasn’t the case. “The nurses told me, “She’s our Rosie. There’s only one Rosie,’” he said. “I was called Dr. Rupp.” DeJesus-Jiloca was one of two doctors inducted this year into Nanticoke’s Physician’s Hall of Fame. The other, general practitioner Dr. Eduardo Jiloca, is her husband. Both are retired. “I am so touched to be recognized for something that I truly loved and enjoyed,” DeJesus-Jiloca told the nearly 250 people at the dinner, which was held at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. “I share this award with everyone I worked with, especially with Nanticoke’s dedicated, caring nurses.” “We are very honored with this award, but the real giants are the physicians and mentors who were at Nanticoke before
us,” added her husband. Surgeon Dr. William Cooper in particular, he said, “did not hesitate to spend time with me, encouraging and guiding me. I will never forget him.” The late Dr. Cooper is also a member of the Physicians Hall of Fame. Both DeJesus-Jiloca and Jiloca are natives of the Philippines and graduates of the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. She did her internship at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia and her residency at the former Wilmington Medical Center (now part of Christiana Care Health). He was an intern at James Walker Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, N.C., and was a family practice resident at Louise Obici Memorial Hospital in Suffolk, Va. In 1973, they both started working for Nanticoke, where they met. In his introduction, Dr. Joaquin Cabrera said that Jiloca was always focused on patient care. “He gave that special care that makes a patient think that it is only the patient that matters,” he added. “With every single patient, he gave him his best.” “You never heard an ill word spoken about her,” Rupp said about DeJesusJiloca. “From her patients, she had the full measure of respect and trust.
Doctors Eduardo Jiloca, left, and Rosalina DeJesus-Jiloca. Both were inducted into the Nanticoke Health Services Physician Hall of Fame. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
“She never was one to be talking the talk; rather, she was always there to walk the walk. Rosie spoke very few words, but her actions spoke volumes.” DeJesus-Jiloca thanked Nanticoke Me-
morial Hospital for giving her the opportunity to practice medicine. She also thanked her patients. “To the women who trusted me with their health care, and to the mothers and
MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009 fathers who trusted me with the care of their unborn children, I thank you all,” she said. “I am so proud that for so many years, I was part of the miracle of life that is childbirth.” Also honored during the dinner was the late state Sen. Thurman G. Adams Jr. of Bridgeville, a long-time supporter of the hospital. His daughters, Lynn Kokjohn and Polly Mervine, accepted the Charles C. Allen Jr. Leadership in Philanthropy Award for the senator, who died in June.
“It is a great honor for us to accept this award on behalf of our father,” Kokjohn said. “He was a farmer with a simple heart and a simple desire to spend time with family and friends and to help organizations that support the community.” It was fitting for her dad to receive an award named after the late Allen, she added. “They were friends and they held the common view that helping others is not only right, but a responsibility.” “He would have been humbled to ac-
cept this award, saying he was only doing what was needed for people in his community,” Mervine added. Thirty-year Nanticoke board member Lawrence Steele, Bethel, was given the Founders Award. Board member Rex Mears, Seaford, said that Steele, who recently retired from the board, “always expected Nanticoke to provide the best quality care to all of the community.” After accepting his award, Steele talked about an early job he had as a steel worker
on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. “The men I worked with taught me that you always have to do the job right, that if an error occurs you have to fix it and then you do everything you can to make sure it doesn’t happen again. We watched out for each other to keep unfortunate things from happening. “At Nanticoke Health Services, we do the same thing. What we do here is not about ourselves; it’s about doing it for the community.”
Lawrence Steele, left, received the Founders Award at Nanticoke Health Services’ tribute dinner last week. He attended the dinner with his wife, Nancy, right. Photo by Lynn R. Parks
Second-year physical therapist assistant students shared tools and techniques with fellow students during an open house on Oct. 20 at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Demonstrations included a Wii Fit which contains components of fitness such as yoga, strength training, aerobics, and balance games. Physical therapists are now using Wii-hab, therapy with Wii games, to increase range of motion and balance reactions, facilitate weight-bearing, motivate patients and add fun to therapy sessions. Another demonstration included neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES). Other exhibits included postural assessments, blood pressure measurements, massage, and a balance test. One of the program’s newest tools, a folding mirror box, also was demonstrated. “Patients use the mirror box by placing their weak hand inside and their healthy hand outside the box, so it is visible in the mirror,” explained Rachel Swift of Seaford. “They see their healthy hand moving and it looks like they are moving their weak hand.”
Physical therapist assistant students demonstrate neuromuscular electrical stimulation. Stacie Baker presses a button which sends electricity to a muscle in Ashley Fischer’s lower leg, causing her to raise her foot.
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A few more recipes to help boost your immune system
In my continuing attempt not to consider Thanksgiving just yet, I’m offering the last three of the six immune boosting, flu-busting foods presented by Dr. John La Puma that I wrote about last week.
Chiles such as Serranos, Jalapeños, and Poblanos Spicy hot peppers are a great source of vitamin C, which “has been tested in influenza A and been shown to reduce the incidence of pneumonia that comes with flu,” says La Puma. If hot peppers are too much for you to handle, sweet red bell peppers are also packed with vitamin C, as are guava, kiwi, oranges, green bell peppers, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, and papaya, according to the USDA. Yogurt and Kefir with live active cultures Probiotics — the friendly bacteria found in yogurt and some other foods, as well as in pill form — may reduce cold and flu symptoms. La Puma cites the same study and says that probiotics have been shown to reduce the incidence and duration of fever, cough, and runny nose in kids ages 3 to 5. When buying yogurt and kefir, be sure to look for the “live and active cultures” label and choose one with as many different strains of cultures as possible. Friendly bacteria can also be found in fermented foods such as kim-chi, sauerkraut, and miso, and “eating a variety of fermented foods, which provides a wider variety of bacterial strains, might offer a wider range of benefits.” Vitamin D–rich foods: salmon, light tuna, sardines, milk and cereal La Puma says experiments in the 1940s showed that mice that received diets low in vitamin D were more susceptible to experimental swine flu infection than those that received adequate vitamin D. La Puma and many other experts believe that getting sufficient vitamin D can offer protection against swine flu — the vitamin is believed to cause the production of antimicrobial substances in the body. “In winter, too little vitamin D is made in your skin, because the angle of the sun is too low,” says La Puma. “And winter is when you get flu.” Milk (which is fortified with vitamin D in the U.S.), malted drink mixes, and fortified cereals such as Total Raisin Bran and Whole Grain Total all provide vitamin D, but La Puma says roasted sockeye salmon is the single best source, gram for gram. Roasting the fish allows it to maintain the most vitamin D. Other good seafood sources of vitamin D are chinook and pink salmon, as well as light tuna and sardines packed in oil. “Packing (but not cooking) fish in oil allows retention of omega-3s and vitamin D,”
The Practical Gourmet says La Puma. But “pouring off the oil from canned fish pours off the vitamin D too.” If you don’t want the extra calories in oil-packed fish, water-packed varieties do have some vitamin D, just not quite as much as oil-packed. Poblano and Mushroom Tacos Bon Appétit/November 2009 by The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Poblanos, often called pasillas, are mild, green-colored chile peppers sold at some supermarkets and at specialty foods stores, farmers’ markets, and Latin markets. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 1 fresh poblano chile, halved, seeded, thinly sliced into long strips 1/2 small red onion, sliced 3 ounces cremini (baby bella) mushrooms, thinly sliced (about 1 1/4 cups) 1 teaspoon ground cumin 4 corn tortillas 4 thin slices Monterey Jack cheese Chopped fresh cilantro Crumbled feta or Cotija cheese Assorted toppings (such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and hot sauce or salsa) Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add poblano chile, red onion, and mushrooms; sauté mixture until brown, about 5 minutes. Mix in ground cumin. Season to taste with salt. Transfer mixture to medium bowl. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add tortillas in single layer, draping up sides of skillet to fit. Divide mushroom mixture among tortillas, mounding on only 1 side. Place slice of Monterey Jack cheese atop filling in each tortilla. Fold plain tortilla halves over filling and press firmly. Cook until tortillas are brown, about 1 minute per side. Transfer tacos to plates. Open tacos; sprinkle with chopped cilantro, crumbled feta or Cotija cheese, and toppings. Roast Chicken Breasts with Garbanzo Beans, Tomatoes, and Paprika Bon Appétit/May 2008 by The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Use leftovers for sandwiches the next day: Place shredded chicken, garbanzos, and tomatoes in a pita bread and top with the yogurt sauce.
Yield: Makes 4 servings Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, pressed 1 tablespoon smoked paprika* 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper 1/2 cup plain yogurt or Greek yogurt 4 chicken breast halves with bones 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained 1 12-ounce container cherry tomatoes 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided Preheat oven to 450. Mix first five ingredients in medium bowl. Pour 1 teaspoon spiced oil mixture into small bowl; whisk in yogurt and set aside for sauce. Place chicken on large rimmed baking sheet. Rub 2 tablespoons spiced oil mixture over chicken. Add beans, tomatoes, and 1/2 cup cilantro to remaining spiced oil mixture; toss to coat. Pour bean mixture around chicken. Sprinkle everything generously with salt and pepper. Roast until chicken is cooked
through, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup cilantro. Transfer chicken to plates. Spoon bean mixture over. Serve with yogurt sauce. *Sometimes labeled Pimentón Dulce or Pimentón de La Vera Dulce; available at some supermarkets, specialty foods stores and from www.tienda.com.
Baked Sockeye Salmon with Bell Peppers and Capers Epicurious/2004 by Marcella Hazan Adapted from Marcella Says... Salmone Sockeye al Forno con Peperoni e Capperi Fresh wild salmon, including the late-season ones from Alaska, would be the best choice for this preparation. What to do when the season ends? Well, there are always available steelhead trout and Arctic char and, of course, farmed Atlantic salmon. Yield: 4 servings 2 red bell peppers and 1 yellow 2 pounds wild salmon, preferably cut as a long fillet, not steaks 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed in cold water if packed
in vinegar or if packed in salt, rinsed, soaked in cold water for 10 minutes, then rinsed again; if their size is much larger than nonpareils, cut them up a little bit 4 whole peeled garlic cloves Fine sea salt Black pepper ground fresh from the mill 1. Char the peppers, skin them, split them, and remove their core and seeds. Cut them into strips less than an inch wide and 1 1/2 -inch long. You can prepare the peppers early the same day that you are making the fish for dinner. 2. Turn on the oven to 375. 3. Wash the fish in cold water and pat it dry with paper towels. 4. Coat a baking dish with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Lay the salmon down in the pan, skin side facing down if you have long fillets. Distribute all around the salmon the peppers, capers, and the whole peeled garlic cloves. Sprinkle with a liberal quantity of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Pour the remaining olive oil over the fish. Put the dish in the preheated oven and cook for 16 minutes. Let it settle for a few minutes before serving
• NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
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AUTOMOTIVE TIRES: 6 General LT21585R16, good cond., $120 OBO. 383-0749. 10/29 CAR AUDIO SYSTEM w/12” Pioneer subwoofer & Pioneeer CD player w/2 6” subs & 2 6.5” subs, $150. 448-0048. 10/29 ‘87 FORD F150 EXT CAB, AT, AC, Pwr everything w/ cap, very clean & solid. 629-4348. 10/29 PERFORMANCE PARTS for small block Chevy. 7528043. 10/29
ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES N SCALE TRAIN Layout, 7’x4’ w/55 pieces of track $150. 875-1862. 10/29 HAWTHORNE PORCH LIGHT Collection, Norman Rockwell (Christmas in Stockbridge) 7 bldgs., 7 access. pcs. & 8 lighted tree ornaments to match village, $35. 875-1862. 10/29
FOR SALE HANDMADE MANGER, beautifully crafted w/porcelain figurines in wooden box, cost $125; asking $50. 628-1880. 11/12 SPANISH SHIP MODEL, handmade, 21.5” L x 24.5 tall, blue sails, cost $150, asking $40. 628-1880. 11/12 500’ WOOD BARN SIDING horizontal lap, no nails & 5 old 6-glass wood paine windows. All for $400. 8469788. 11/12 WORD PROCESSOR, Smith Corona 4200 sep. screen. 2 users manuals for business or home use, under $25. 875-5086. 11/12 MAYTAG WASHER, runs great, $150. 349-4038 or 393-3622. 11/12 OAK MANTLE w/mirrored oak surround. Only used as decoratino, $1100 OBO. 956-0086 or dottievanh@ comcast.net. 11/12 TABLE SAW w/Dado blade. 75 yr. old Planter, new engine. Exercise bike. Sev. Antique pieces furniture & lamps. Make offers. 8753656 after 9 am. 11/12 MARBLE TOP COCKTAIL Table, $75. Rocker, cane bottom seat, $55. Sewing machine & cabinet, $35. End table w/shelf, $20. Book shelf hutch, $20. lamps, $20 ea. 2-row TV Converter boxs, $20 ea. 3 cans Driveway Sealer $5 ea. 875-2781. 11/12
COMPUTER DESK, $35. Qween sz feather bed $25. Like new. 875-5792. 11/5
‘37 PICK OAK POT BELLY Stove, BelAir, 4’ H, good cond., $500. 337-0572.
48” CRAFTSMAN SNOW Plow, $100 OBO. 629-4296. 11/5
KUBOTA TRACTOR, 14 hp, 3 cyl. deisel + 3 attachments & Troy-Built Chipper, $2000. 337-8768. 10/22
DRYWALL SCREWS, 17 lbs., 1.25”, $25. 877-0273. 11/5
SUCCESS WOOD STOVE, wood or coal, kit./cabin, $185. 846-9788. 10/22
8” DROP CLASS III/IV Trailer Hitch w/ 2” ball. $40 5361653. 10/29
2-BOTTOM PLOW, rope trip, on tires, new paint, great shape, ready to work, 2 extra bottoms, all for $200. 846-9788. 10/22
OAK CURIO CABINET, oval marble top coffee table, child’s rocker, vanity/ desk & chair. American Girl doll size clothes also for sale. 877-0340. 10/29 SINGLE BOX UTILITY Pkg for GM truck, incl ladder rack & sliding box, all alum., retails for $1784. Can be viewed on www.gmfleet. com/busineschoice/gmc/ upfitPackages.jsp Like new cond., $500. 875-8505, lv. msg. 10/29 QUEEN SZ BED, $125. Full sz. mattress & box spr., $40. Dresser w/mirror $40. Child’s dresser $40. Single bed w/mattress & box spr. $50. Toddler bed w/mattress $25. 448-0048. 10/29 MICROWAVE $20. Ext. door w/window (new) $75. (2) 17” TVs, $30 ea. Rmote control boat, $40. 448-0048. BASSINET w/Skirt and Mattress, $35, only 3 wks old. ($90 new). 875-1210. 10/29 ENVIRON. STONE in Conestoga fieldstone, left over, covers apx. 150 sq. ft., $800. To accent ext walls of home. Call for info 6299208. 10/29 STUDENT SNARE DRUM KIT $75. 629-9208. 10/29 KENMORE REFRIG., 22’, dbl. door, ice maker, works good, $200. 875-8677. 10/29 EXERCISE BIKE, almost new, dual action Vitalmaster 54C. 875-5313, after 12 noon. 10/29 4.6 COMPACT REFRIG., Frigidaire, black, used 6 mo. Exc. cond., $60 firm. 628-0690. 10/22
ELEC. POWER CHAIR, good cond., $1000 OBO. 877-0217. 10/22 VINYL RECORDS, about 100, 78’s, 45’s & 33 1/3’s; $50 / all. 875-0115. 10/15 GIRL’S CLOTHES, Name brand, sz. 0-18 mo. Will trade for sz. 4-5 or 7-8 girl’s clothes in good-exc. cond. or will sell $100 for all. 8750964 before 7 pm. 10/15 SOFA, lt. green brocade floral w/touches of dark coral & dk. green. Coordinating chair in coral, exc. cond., $190. 424-0601. 10/15 COFFEE & END TABLES, pecan wood w/marble insert in tops, storage compart. in end table, VG cond, $90. 424-0601. 10/15
SKI TRIP TICKETS. Vail, Co. Jan. 23-30, 2010. Incl. air (fr BWI), lodging & 5/8 day lift pass at 5 resorts. $1449/pp. 302-228-9825 or 410-546-5551. Deadline to sign up ext. to 10/31. For more info.: www.SalisburySkiClub.com 10/15 ELEC. MEAT GRINDER, Grander Mountain, brand new, 1.35 HP (1000W). Asking $95; paid $179 new. 875-0768. 10/15 3 BEDSPREADS, Queen sz. & 4 throw pillows for a sofa. 629-4786. 10/15 UPRIGHT FREEZER, like new, $75. 628-4537. 10/8 WOOD OR COAL STOVE, Fancy upright 1897 model, $100. Chain saw, PoulonPro 16”, $50. 629-4348. 10/8 BLOND DOUBLE BED, matching 6-drawer bureau w/lg mirror, lavender 4-drawer bureau. 875-0152. 10/8
ANIMALS, ETC. PET SAFE RADIO FENCE to keep pet in yard, new, $60. 875-5549. 11/12 BEAGLE, 4-Mo.-Old AKC registered, for sale to good home. 519-2637. 11/5 2 METAL PET CAGES, sturdy, 19W x 24D x 21H, $25 ea. 877-0273. 11/5 LG. DOG CRATE up to 90 lbs., $35, like new. 8755792. 11/5
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LEGALS PUBLIC NOTICE
You are hereby notified the below application will be before: The City of Seaford Board of Adjustment and Appeals for their determination on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at 12:00 P.M., in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware: Case No. V-21-09: Robert Richey/Todd Harris, property owners of 120 N. Cannon Street, on behalf of a new owner, are seeking two variances as required by the Municipal Code, Ch. 15 Zoning Ordinance in order to construct a 1,620 sq. ft. office building with an apartment on the fist floor: 1) Sec. 15-48e: Area and Bulk Requirements: (b) Front yard setback of 15 feet; (c ) Side yard setbacks of 14 ft. aggregate total with a 6 ft. minimum. 2) Sec. 15-48c Uses by Right (11) Apartments above commercial business. Case No. V-22-09: Ronald and Francis Ruark, Trustees, property owners of 129 S. Bradford Street, on behalf of Nicole Porter, are seeking a special exception as required by the Municipal Code, Ch. 15 Zoning Ordinance, Section 15-14 Uses by Special Exception, in order to establish a home day care at this location. Case No. V-23-09: Seaford Apartments Limited Partnership, property owners of Seaford Apartments, 1200 W. Tull Drive, Tax Map and Parcel 531 10.00 279, are seeking relief from the Municipal Code, Ch. 15 Zoning Ordinance, Sec.
MORNING STAR 15-26(a)(6) Area and Bulk Requirements, in order to make improvements to buildings #1,#4, & #5. If these projects are of concern to you and you wish to present your position or evidence, please attend this meeting. You may have counsel attend on your behalf. Issued this 12th day of November 2009 pursuant to the Rules heretofore adopted by the City of Seaford. THE CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager 11/12/1tc
CITY OF SEAFORD NOTICE OF DEMOLITION
Name of Property Owner: JEAN DESIRE PO Box 1352 SEAFORD, DE 19973 The City of Seaford has issued a DEMOLITION ORDER for the below said structure, as per the Notification of Owner dated October 14, 2009 pursuant to Section 4-23-29 of the City of Seaford Housing Code. The structure is found to be unsafe because it is all or part thereof found to be dangerous to life, health, property, or the safety of the public because it is dilapidated, lacks maintenance, is in disrepair, and lacks sanitary and heating facilities, illumination, or other essential equipment. Description of structure: Tax Map and Parcel 431 2.00 37.00 452 N. NORTH STREET Seaford, DE 19973 Remedies: Such condemned structures shall not be reoccupied without the completion of specific violation corrections.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Woodbridge School District Board of Education as a part of its regular November public meeting will consider a waiver to the provisions of 14 Delaware Code § 1704(3) and § 1705(A)(a). Subsection 1704(3) of the law requires all public school buildings to have allocated to them 98% of the Division 1 units generated by the actual unit count in that building by the last school day of October of the current school year. Subsection 1705(A)(a) requires any kindergarten or grades 1-3 public school classes to have no higher ratio of teacher to students than 1:22 by the last school day in October of the current school year. This ratio is only to apply to a class where students are instructed in core academic subjects of English/Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The meeting will be held in the library of the Phillis Wheatley Middle School. Citizens may present written or oral comments on the matter under consideration by the Board of Education, under the public commentary portion of the meeting. WHAT: A public meeting of the Woodbridge Board of Education WHEN: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Phillis Wheatley Middle School Library WHY: Consideration of a waiver of the provisions of 14 Delaware Code, § 1704(3) and § 1705(A)(a) 11/5/2tc
• NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
Joshua E. Littleton Building Official 11-12-09 11/12/3tc
The Town of Greenwood, Delaware, in cooperation with the Sussex County Council (SCC), and the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA), will hold a public hearing so that all citizens can have an opportunity to participate in the development of an application to the State of Delaware Community Development Block Grant Program for a grant under the provisions of the Community Development Act of 1977. The primary objective of the Community Development Program is the development of viable urban communities, including decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. It is also a primary objective to alleviate physical and economic distress through the stimulation of private investment and community revitalization in areas of population out-migration or a stagnating or declining tax base. In accordance with the Section 106 Review Process established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, comments are especially encouraged from interested agencies and individuals with respect to undertakings that may affect historic properties of significance to such agencies and individuals. The hearing will be held in the Greenwood Town Hall, Greenwood, Delaware on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. A status report for FY-09 will also be included. For more information contact William Lecates, Director of Community Development and Housing at 855-7777. 11/12/1tc
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING C/U #1806
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIvEN, that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, DECEMBER 17, 2009, in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of TIMOTHY MORRIS to consider the Conditional Use of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District for a Christian book store/clothing store to be
located on a certain parcel of land lying and being in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, containing 37,836 square feet, more or less, lying north of Route 46 Old Furnace Road), 140 feet west of Road 531 (Eskridge Road). Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this proposal may be examined by interested parties in the Planning and Zoning Office, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 11/12/1tc
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following ordinance has been proposed at the regular meeting of the Sussex County Council on June 24, 2008: AN ORDINANCE TO GRANT A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND IN AN AR-1 AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR A CHRISTIAN BOOK STORE/ CLOTHING STORE TO BE LOCATED ON A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN SEAFORD HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 37,836 SQUARE FEET, MORE OR LESS, (land lying north of Route 46 (Old Furnace Road), 140 feet west of Road 531 (Eskridge Road); application filed on behalf of TIMOTHY MORRIS; C/U #1806). Copies of the above ordinance are available in the Office of the Clerk of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware. Public Hearings thereon will be held in the Chamber of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on JANUARY 12, 2010, at 1:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. At that time and place, all persons interested shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 11/12/1tc
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING C/U #1808
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIvEN, that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, DECEMBER 17, 2009, in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of KELLY R. JANSEN to consider the Conditional Use of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District for a home business office with clerical staff to be located on a certain parcel of land lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, containing 5.06 acres, more or less, lying south of Road 565, 700 feet west of Route 42. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this proposal may be examined by interested parties in the Planning and Zoning Office, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 11/12/1tc
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following ordinance has been proposed at the regular meeting of the Sussex County Council on June 24, 2008: AN ORDINANCE TO GRANT A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND IN AN AR-1 AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR A HOME BUSINESS OFFICE WITH CLERICAL STAFF TO BE LOCATED ON A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN NANTICKE HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 5.06 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, (land lying south of Road 565, 700 feet west of Route 42; application filed on behalf of KELLY R. JANSEN; C/U #1808). Copies of the above ordinance are available in the Office of the Clerk of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware. Public Hearings thereon will be held in the Chamber of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, George-
town, Delaware, on JANUARY 12, 2010, at 1:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. At that time and place, all persons interested shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 11/12/1tc
Estate of David H. Daudt, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of David H. Daudt who departed this life on the 25th day of September, A.D. 2009 late of Bridgeville, DE were duly granted unto Paul R. Daudt on the 2nd day of November, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 25th day of May, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Paul R. Daudt 24309 Old Meadow Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Michele Procino-Wells, Esq. 225 High St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 11/12/3tc
Estate of Gertrude H. East, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Gertrude H. East who departed this life on the 7th day of October, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto William B. East on the 29th day of October, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 7th day of June, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: William B. East 3750 Ship Watch Ln. Knoxville, TN 37920 See LEGALS—page 34
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LEGALS - from Page 32 Attorney: Michele Procino Wells, Esq. Procino-Wells, LLC 225 High St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 11/12/3tc
Estate of Lois Frances Anderson Given, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Lois Frances Anderson Given who departed this life on the 20th day of October, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Richard G. Given on the 2nd day of November, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 20th day of June, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Richard G. Given 346 Calvary Cr. Salisbury, MD 21801 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 11/12/3tc
Estate of Katherine J. Hignutt, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Katherine J. Hignutt who departed this Katherine J. Hignutt on the 25th day of October, A.D. 2009 late of Greenwood, DE were duly granted unto Richard D. Sammons on the 3rd day of November, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 25th day of June, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Richard D. Sammons 802 Heritage Dr. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 11/12/3tc
Estate of William H. Ockels, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of William H. Ockels who depart-
MORNING STAR ed this life on the 13th day of October, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Brian A. Massey on the 29th day of October, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 13th day of June, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Brian A. Massey 26004 James Dr. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 11/12/3tc
Estate of Elmer W. Russell, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Elmer W. Russell who departed this life on the 14th day of October, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Walter B. Russell on the 29th day of October, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 14th day of June, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Walter B. Russell 18 Kintore Ct. Baltimore, MD 21234 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 10/12/3tc
Estate of Oliver F. Whaley, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration WWA upon the estate of Oliver F. Whaley who departed this life on the 23rd day of September, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Ronald Oliver Whaley on the 2nd day of November, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator, WWA without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator, WWA on or before the 23rd day of May, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf.
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Administrator, WWA: Ronald Oliver Whaley 12007 Laurel Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 11/12/3tc
Estate of James R. Green, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration WWA upon the estate of James R. Green who departed this life on the 4th day of August, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Sharita Perkins on the 23rd day of October, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix, WWA without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix, WWA on or before the 4th day of April, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix, WWA: Sharita Perkins 4 Amy Ct. Bear, DE 19701 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 11/5/3tc
Estate of Earl Godwin, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Earl Godwin who departed this life on the 27th day of August, A.D. 2009 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto William F. Godwin, Anna C. Godwin on the 19th day of October, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 27th day of April, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: William F. Godwin 18034 Redden Rd. Georgetown, DE 19947 Anna C. Godwin 18468 Phillips Hill Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 10/29/3tc
Estate of Virginia L. Spear, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Virginia L. Spear who departed this life on the 19th day of September, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were
duly granted unto Charlotte Ann Stephany on the 19th day of October, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 19th day of May, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Charlotte Ann Stephany 209 N. Pine St. Seaford, DE 19973 201 Chestnut Street David R Hackett, Esq. Griffin & Hackett P.O. Box 612 Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 10/29/3tc
Estate of Laura L. Thoroughgood, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Laura L. Thoroughgood who departed this life on the 9th day of July, A.D. 2004 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Karen Tunnell on the 14th day of October, A.D. 2009, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 9th day of March, A.D. 2005 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Karen Tunnell 17508 Sweetbriar Rd. Nassau, DE 19969 Attorney: Shannon R. Owens, Esq. Procino Wells, LLC 225 High St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 10/29/3tc
By virtue of a writ of Alias Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece and parcel of land situate, lying and being
in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, lying on the Westerly right-of-way line of County Road 446 (Beaver Dam Branch Road), northerly a distance of 437 feet +/- from the centerline of County Road 476, and being more particularly bounded and described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument found in the Westerly right-ofway line of County Road 446 (50’ wide) at a corner for lands of Paul T. Jones; thence along lands of Paul T. Jones, North 79 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West, 200.00 feet to a concrete monument found in line of lands of Epworth Fellowship Church, Inc.; thence along line of lands of Epworth Fellowship Church, Inc., North 10 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 105.00 feet to a concrete monument found at a comer for lands of Lance A. Foxwell and Sarah A. Foxwell; thence along line oflands of Lance A. Foxwell and Sarah A. Foxwell, South 79 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East, 200.00 feet to a concrete monument found in the Westerly right-of-way line of County Road 446; thence along the Westerly right-of-way line of County Road 446, South 10 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds West, 105.00 feet home to the point and place of beginning., together with all improvements thereon, in accordance with a survey by John T. Elliott, PLS, dated November 14, 2006. AND BEING the same lands and premises which Jardevtan, Corp., a Delaware corporation by deed dated December 4, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 3391, Page 253 did grant and convey unto CLARK H. BOONE, in fee. Tax Parcel: 2-32-8.0018.04 Property Address: 28266 Beaver Dam Branch Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by
the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of CLARK H. BOONE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain piece, parcel and lot of land lying and being situate in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, more particularly described in accordance with a plat prepared by Miller-Lewis, Inc., aided April 10,2007, as follows: BEGINNING at an iron pipe (found) on the northerly right-of-way of SCR #554, also known as Hill Road at 50 feet in width; said iron pipe being situate westerly 0.61 miles from Delaware Route #30; thence with said SCR #554 and along a curve to the left having a radius of 188.36 feet, a delta angle of 48 degrees 52’ 19”, an are length 160.67, and a chord bearing South 73 degrees 11’ 07” West 155.84 feet to an iron pipe (found); thence with lands now or formerly of ERH Properties, LC, North 22 degrees 20’ 00” West 222.95 feet to an iron pipe (found); thence with other Banks lands, now or See LEGALS—page 35
MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 34 formerly, the following three courses and distances: I) North 68 degrees 54’ 02” East 167.94 feet to an iron pipe (found), 2) South 66 degrees 56’ 00” East 134.45 feet to an iron pipe (found), and 3) South 15 degrees 23’00” West 175.20 to point of beginning; be the contents thereof what they may. The improvements thereon being known as No. 21690 Hill Road, Seaford, DE 19973. AND BEING the same lands and premises which Shannon-Mar Pond, LLC by deed dated April 16, 2007 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 3509, Page 252 did grant and convey unto ENRIQUE CARINO. Tax Parcel: 5-31-2.0019.04 Property Address: 21690 Hill Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of ENRIQUE CARINO and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, parcel or lot of land, together with the improvements thereon, located, lying and being in the City of Seaford, Seaford Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, more particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the Easterly right of way of South Willey Street being a corner for this lot and lands now or formerly of Jerald S. Smith; thence following the Southerly right of way of the Smith lands North 77 degrees 56 minutes 34 seconds East to a point; thence South 11 degrees 49 minutes 27 seconds East 79.76 feet to an iron pipe set in the Northerly right of way of Elm Street; thence along the right of way of Elm Street, South 65 degrees 13 minutes 48 seconds West to a point; thence from that point following the curve of Elm and South Willey Street a radius of 25 feet, an arc distance of 44.84 feet and a bearing of North 63 degrees 23 minutes 06 seconds West to a point on the Easterly edge of the right of way of South Willey Street; thence along the Easterly edge of South Willey Street, North 12 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 65,47 feet to an iron pipe and place of beginning, said to contain 6,442 square feet be the same more or less. BEING the same lands and premises which Mark S. Hardesty and Daniel J. Nelson, by Mark S. Hardesty his Attorney-in-Fact, by Deed dated June 20, 2006 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3326, Page 73, did grant and convey unto Rachel M. Cartwright and Gregory G. Cartwright, II, husband and wife. Tax Parcel: 5-31-13.10117.00 Property Address: 117 S. Willey Street, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of
• NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of RACHEL M. AND GREGORY G. CARTWRIGHT III and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of 2nd Pluries Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece and parcel of land situate, lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, lying on the north side of Samuel Hill Rd (Rd 437) and being more particularly described according to a survey prepared by Lawrence R. Long, Registered Surveyor, dated December, 1997, as follows, to-wit: BEGINNING at a rebar set on the north side of Samuel Hill Rd (Rd 437) at a comer for this lot and for other lands now or formerly of David A. and Emelita A. Taylor, said rebar situate North 84 degrees 24 minutes 00 seconds West
150.00 feet from a rebar set; then, from this point of beginning running with the right of way line of road Samuel Hill rd (rd 437), North 83 degrees 29 minutes 22 seconds West 100.02 feet to a plastic pipe found; then, turning and running with other land of Mary J. Willing, North 05 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds East 340.10 feet to a plastic pipe found; thence, turning and running with the line of other lands now or formerly of David A. and Emelita A. Taylor, the next two courses and distances: 1) South 84 degrees 40 minutes 59 seconds East 100.00 feet to a rebar set, and 2) south 05 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds west 342.18 feet to the rebar set at the point and place of beginning, said to contain 34,115 square feet of land, more or less, together with any improvements located thereon. BEING the same land and premises that Mary J. Willing, by Deed dated March 27, 2005 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3122, Page 268, did grant and convey unto Thomas E. Enger 2nd and Kimberly A. Enger, in fee. Tax Parcel: 2-32-20.0020.13 Property Address: 32519 Samuel Hill Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of
confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of KIMBERLY A. & THOMAS E. ENGER and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Alias Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain tract of land with improvements thereon, situate, lying and being in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, more particularly described in accordance with a survey prepared by McCann. Inc. dated November 2, 2004, as follows: BEGINNING at an iron pipe in the southwesterly right of way line of State Route 18 - Cannon Road, a corner for this land and lands now or formerly of Jesus Rebolledo and Maria A. Garcia, said beginning point being 585 feet, more or less, from the centerline of Route 561; thence by and with the southwesterly right of way line of Cannon Road South 41 degrees 30 minutes 48 seconds East 150.06 feet to an iron pipe, a corner for this land and lands now or formerly of William J. and Peggy D. Shipley; thence along a line between this land and lands now or formerly of William 1. and Peggy D. Shipley South 48 degrees 29 minutes 22 seconds West 344.83 feet to an iron pipe; thence along another line between this land and lands now or formerly of William J. and Peggy D. Shipley in part and partly with lands now or formerly of Stengle K. Watkins and lands now or formerly of Owen D. Ramsey, Sr. South 41 degrees 32 minutes 47 seconds East 449.40 feet to an iron pipe, a corner for this land, lands now or formerly of Owen D. Ramsey, Sr. and lands now or formerly of Charles W. and Lisa M. Summers; thence along a line between these lands and lands now or formerly of Charles W. and
Lisa M. Summers South 25 degrees 16 minutes 12 seconds West 538.28 feet to an iron rod, another corner for this land and lands now or formerly of Charles W. and Lisa M. Summers; thence along a line between this land and lands now or formerly of Allen’s Hatchery, Inc. North 71 degrees 52 minutes 00 seconds West 623.12 feet to a concrete marker, a corner for this land and Lot 9 of Watkins Subdivision; thence along a line between this land and lands of Watkins Subdivision North 24 degrees 44 minutes-46 seconds East 801.99 feet to an iron pipe, a corner for this land and lands now or formerly of Jesus Rebolledo and Maria A. Garcia; thence along a line between this land and lands now or formerly of Jesus Rebolledo and Maria A. Garcia North 81 degrees 38 minutes 10 seconds East 89.75 feet to an iron pipe; thence along another line between this land and lands now or formerly of Jesus Rebolledo and Maria A. Garcia North 48 degrees 30 minutes 23 seconds East 344.88 feet to the place of Beginning, containing therein 11.26 acres of land, more or less. BEING the same lands and premises which James M. Spray, by Deed dated February 2, 2007 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3416, Page 204, did grant and convey unto James M. Spray and Amy M. Spray, husband and wife. Tax Parcel: 5-31-4.0022.10 Property Address: 6866 Cannon Road, Bridgeville Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and See LEGALS—page 36
PAGE 36 LEGALS - from Page 35 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JAMES M. & AMY M. SPRAY and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of 1st Pluries Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain tract piece or parcel of land with the buildings thereon erected situate in Broad Creek Hundred Sussex County State of Delaware, and being part of tract of land whose plot was recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds at Georgetown, Delaware on June 21, 1965, in Deed Book 589, Page 64 and more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at an iron stake which is the Southwest corner of lands of Harrington West; thence along the line of the West lands in a northeasterly direction, and continuing in the same direction along the line of lands of Paul Hastings a total of one hundred ten (110 ) feet to a street which is called First Street; thence with the line of said First Street in a Southeasterly direction parallel to the lines of the West and Hastings lands one hundred ten (110) feet to a stake; thence in a Northwesterly direction parallel to the said First Street one hundred twenty (120) feet to the comer of the West lands, to the point of beginning, containing 13,200 square feet of land, more or less. BEING the same lands and premises which
MORNING STAR Equicredit Corp. of America by Deed dated February 27,2003 and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds in and Sussex County, Delaware in Deed Book 2810 Page 33, did grant and convey unto Scott A. Venables. Tax Parcel: 1-32-1.197.00 Property Address: 1 First Street, Blades Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of SCOTT A. VENABLES and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN piece, parcel or lot of land,
• NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
situate in Northwest Fork Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, known and designated as LOT EIGHTEEN (18) as shown on a plot of Subdivision of Lands of Wheatley Farms, Inc. as filed for record in Plot Book 45, page 275, Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Georgetown, Delaware, and more particularly described as follows, towit: BEGINNING at a pipe found on the West side of County Road No. 562, a corner for this lot and Lot 17; thence, by and with County Road No. 562 (50’ right of way) South 03 deg. 42 min. 26 sec. West 101.56 feet to a point; thence turning and running by and with the intersection of County Road No. 562 and County Road No. 31 South 49 deg. 45 min. 21 sec. West 69.55 feet to a point; thence turning and running by and with County Road No. 31 North 81 deg. 36 min. 20 sec. West 68.58 feet to a point; thence continuing with County Road No. 31 North 78 deg. 32 min. 23 sec. West 52.29 feet to a point; thence, continuing with County Road No. 31 North 75 deg. 52 min. 03 sec. West 48.62 feet to a point; thence continuing with County Road No. 31 North 73 deg. 32 min. 39 sec. West 51.69 feet to a pipe found, a corner for this Lot and Lot 19; thence turning and running by and with Lot 19, North 27 deg. 03 min. 12 sec. East 127.88 feet to a pipe found, a corner for this Lot and Lot 17; thence turning and running by and with Lot 17 South 86 deg. 01 min. 34 sec. East 218.00 feet, home to the place of beginning, and said to contain 33,262 square feet of land, be the same more or less, with all improvements thereon, as surveyed by Thomas A. Temple, Jr., Registered Surveyor, on 05/22/00. BEING the same lands and premises which Marty Rice, by Deed dated June 5, 2000 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County and State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2492, Page 217, did grant and convey unto Edris V. Wright. Tax Parcel: 1-31-9.0054.00 Property Address: 16558 Progress School Road, Bridgeville Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will
be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of EDRIS V. WRIGHT and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware being known and designated as Lot 46, Sandy Ridge, as shown on a plot of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, at Georgetown, Delaware in Plot Book 2020 at Page 298 BEING the same lands conveyed to Heather L. Austin by deed from M.D. Enterprises, Inc. dated May 25, 2004 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County in Deed Book 2997, page 283. Tax Parcel: 3-32-2.00161.00 Property Address: 32112
South Autumn Court, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of HEATHER L. AUSTIN and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a pipe set in the northwesterly right-of-way line of Sussex County road 484, which pipe is 243 feet, more or less, from the right-of-way
of County Road 483; thence from said point of Beginning by and with the northwesterly right-of-way line of County Road 484, South 44 degrees 54 minutes 38 seconds West, 100.71 feet to a pipe; thence along a line between these lands and lands now or formerly of Roxanne Justice, North 45 degrees 03 minutes 32 seconds West, 199.96 feet to a pipe; thence along a line between these lands and lands now or formerly of Irene C. Bolden, North 44 degrees 56 minutes 20 seconds East, 100.00 feet to a pipe; thence along a line of these lands and lands now or formerly of Irene G. Dodson, South 45 degrees 16 minutes 10 seconds East, 300.00 feet to the point and place of Beginning, said to contain 0.4606 acres of land, be the same more or less. BEING the same lands conveyed to Cherlyn A. Taylor by deed from Jerome H. Lonegro and Carol P. Lonegro, dated October 7, 1999 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County in Deed Book 2428, page 197. Tax Parcel: 2-31-17.0037.11 Property Address: 13407 Fleet Wood Pond Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply See LEGALS—page 37
MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 36 with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of CHERYLN A. TAYLOR and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All those certain lots and parcel of land located in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, known as Lots 42,43,44,45, and 46 and more fully described in Deed Book 363, page 85. THIS CONVEYANCE is subject to restriction as follows: 1. Only one (1) detached dwelling may be placed or erected on the property. A mobile home dwelling may not be placed on the subject property. 2. Any dwelling unit or conventional construction shall have a minimum of 1,200 square feet of living area. 3. No commercial chicken house shall be permitted on the property. 4. The property shall be maintained in an attractive condition and no trash, garbage or refuse shall be permitted on any portion of the property. 5. No unregistered vehicles or wholly or partially dismantled vehicles shall be permitted on the property unless housed in a garage or similar structure. Being the same lands conveyed unto K. Barry Kennedy and Beverly A. Kennedy by deed of Sarah Oliphant Phillips dated January 12, 1990 and filed for record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 1696, page 53. BEING the same lands conveyed unto K. Barry Kennedy by deed of K. Barry Kennedy and Beverly A. Kenendy dates May 11, 1995, and filed for record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware, in Deed Book 2053, page 353 Tax Parcel: 3-32-2.0065.03 Property Address: 31704 Old Stage Road, Laurel
Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of K. BARRY & DEBRA KENNEDY and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain tract of land, situate, lying and being near the Town of Bridgeville, in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, being known as LOT NINE (9). MORNINGSIDE VILLAGE, which will more fully and at large appear upon a plot prepared by Gene R. Littleton & Associates, dated November 15, 1991, and filed for record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, Georgetown, Delaware, in Plot Book 47, Page 167.
• NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
BEING the same lands and premises as conveyed unto Wheatley Farms, Inc., a Delaware corporation, by deed of Margaret R. Imperato, dated December 31, 1996 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, in Deed Book 2176, page 141. Being the same lands and premises as conveyed unto Anthony P. Parisi and Donna J. Parisi by deed of Wheatley Farms, Inc., a Delaware corporation, dated November 7, 1997, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, in Deed Book 2176, page 141. Tax Parcel: 4-30-19.00145.00 Property Address: 10826 Rifle Range Road, Bridgeville Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of DONNA J. & ANTHONY P. PARISI and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
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By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument in the Northeasterly right-of-way line of Road NO. 557, located 678.43 feet Southeasterly along said Road NO. 557 from the centerline of Road NO. 554 marking a common corner for this tract and lands now or formerly of Raymond H. Tozer, etux., thence, by and with lands now or formerly of Raymond H. Tozer, etux. the following three (3) courses and distances, viz (1) North 33 degrees 46 minutes East, 329.45 feet to a pipe; thence (2) North 55 degrees 46 minutes West, 586.87 feet to an iron stob located in the centerline of a ditch; and thence (3) North 07 degrees 51 minutes East, 186.50 feet to an iron stob in the centerline of a ditch; thence, turning and running by and with lands now or formerly of John W. Lare the following two (2) courses and distances, viz” (1) South 55 degrees 48 minutes East, 1,410.90 feet to a concrete monument; and thence (2) South 20 degrees 16 minutes West, 512.98 feet to a concrete monument in the Northwesterly right-of-way line of Road No. 557 marking a common corner for this tract and lands now or formerly of John W. Luze; thence turning and running by and with the Northeasterly right-of-way line of Road 557, North 55 degrees 44 minutes West, 862.30 feet to the point and place of beginning, containing within said described metes and bounds, 11.572 acres of land, being the same, more or less as shown on a survey prepared by Thomas A. Temple, Jr., dated June 15, 1995. Being the same land and premises described by deed from Christopher P. Benjamin and Renee D. Benjamin, dated June 16,2003 and recorded June 17,2003 in Sussex County Clerk’s Office in Deed Book 2849, page 295, conveyed said property unto Brenda June ¬Adams, in fee. Being the same land and premises described by deed from Brenda June-Adams as sole owner n/k/a Brenda Russ, dated October 7, 2005 and recorded November 17, 2005 in Sussex County Clerk’s Office in Deed Book
PAGE 37 3232, page 258, conveyed said property unto Brenda Russ and Nathaniel Russ, in fee. Tax Parcel: 5-31-5.0040.01 AND 40.04 Property Address: 4159 Briar Hook Road, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of BRENDA & NATHANIEL RUSS and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT, PIECE AND PARCEL AND LAND, SITUATE LYING AND BEING IN NANTICOKE HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, STATE OF DELAWARE, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOT NO.2 AS SHOWN ON THE SUBDI-
VISION PLAN FOR THE LANDS OF COKESBURY EQUINE CLINIC, DATED DECEMBER 30, 2002 AND RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF DEEDS, IN AND FOR SUSSEX COUNTY, IN PLOT BOOK 84, PAGE 58. SUBJECT TO DECLARATION OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR COKESBURY PASTURES AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER IF DEEDS, IN AND FOR SUSSEX COUNTY, DELAWARE IN DEED BOOK 2876, PAGE 97. Being the same lands and premises which Rhonda S. Layman, did grant and convey unto Roger E. Cooley, by deed dated October 31, 2006, and recorded on November 2, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3378 at Page 345. Tax Parcel: 2-31-10.0017.03 Property Address: 14354 Cokesbury Road, Georgetown Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of ROGER E. COOLEY and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc See LEGALS—page 38
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By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: TRACT NO. ONE ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT, piece or parcel of land with all improvements .thereon erected situate in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware more particularly bounded and described in accordance with the survey of Theodore B. Simpler, Land Surveyor, as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a point on the Southwesterly side of Main Street at a point for the lands herein conveyed and lands now or formerly of Theodore R. Barnett; thence from said point of beginning Southwesterly South 55G33’ 00” West three hundred fifteen and thirty three one¬hundredths (315.33) feet to a point; thence South 55°01’ 31- East one hundred fifty and ninety-¬one hundredths (150.91) feet along the line of lands herein conveyed and lands now or formerly of James M. Rowe; thence North 47° 43’ 53- East two hundred sixty-nine and sixty-five one hundredths (269.65) feet; a corner for the lands herein conveyed, lands now or formerly of George E. Mercado and Main Street; thence along a line of the lands herein conveyed and Main Street North 34 ° 23’ 18” West one hundred six and thirty-seven one hundredths (106.37) feet to the point and place of beginning. be the contents what they may, and said to contain 36.758 square feet of land, be the same more or less. TRACT NO. TWO ALL THAT CERTAIN LOT. piece or parcel of land with all improvements thereon erected situate in Seaford Hundred. Sussex County and State of Delaware more particularly bounded and described in accordance with the survey of Theodore B. Simpler, Land Surveyor, as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument one hundred and three hundredths (100.03) feet Southwesterly away from Main Street to the Southwestern corner
MORNING STAR of the lands herein conveyed and lands now or formerly of George Mercado; thence North 34° 25’ 37” West eighty-nine and eighty-two one hundredths (89:82) feet to a concrete monument; thence South 47° 43’ 53” West one hundred sixty-nine and sixtyfive hundredths (169.65) feet along the line of lands herein conveyed and lands now or formerly of Mark Smith; thence South 53 ° 01’31 n East ninety and thirty-six one hundredths 90.36 feet along the line of lands herein conveyed and lands now or formerly of James M. Rowe; thence North 47” 49!32” East one hundred forty and fifty-two hundredths (140.52) feet along the line of lands herein conveyed and lands now or formerly of Edward Krewatch and partners to the point and place of BEGINNING, be the contents thereof what they may and said to contain 13,782 square feet of land, be the same more or less. Being the same lands and premises which Mark Smith and Diana Smith did grant and convey unto Annette R. Cosgrove and Mary L. Adams by deed dated January 30,1998 and recorded on February 4, 1998 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2264 Page 18. Tax Parcel: 3-31-6.00441.04 Property Address: 10 Main Street, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time
• NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of ANNETTE R. COSGROVE and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All certain lot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, known and designated as “LOT 52”, on the plot of “HILL N DALE”, a subdivision in Broad Creek Hundred, said plot being of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County in Plot Book 10 page 109 and revised by Plot Book 46, page 238. Being the same lands and premises which Larry L. Tebo and Lorna G. Tobo did grant and convey unto William Heron and Gayle Heron by deed dated December 30, 2003 and recorded on January 2, 2004 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2929 Page 051. Tax Parcel: 1-32-6.00292.00 Property Address: 7828 Jared Place, Seaford Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also
subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of WILLIAM JOHN HERON, JR., ADMINISTRATOR WWA OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM JOHN HERON and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, Delaware, being a 1.03 acre tract and known as Lot 8, on a plat of lands surveyed by Miller Lewis, Inc., and recorded In the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, in Plot Book 40 at ‘page 188, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit; BEGINNING at a cross mark in culver pipe, said mark also being 0.75 miles more or less from County Road 72, lying on the curving northerly right of way lien (60’) County Road 482, said curve having a radius of 703.43 feet; an arc of 150.29 feet with a chord of 150.00 feet, a bearing of North 52 degrees 00 minutes 04 seconds West and delta of 12 degrees 14 minutes 28 seconds to a point; thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this
lot and a 1.02 acre tract known as Lot 7 North 34 degrees 11 minutes 38 seconds East 282.72 feet to a point; thence turning and running by and with a common boundary line for this lot and lands now or formerly of Robert J. and Carolyn A. Truitt and the center of a ditch the following seven courses and distances: (1) South 49 degrees 09 minutes 37 seconds East 121.28 feet to a point; (2) South” degrees 10 minutes 04 seconds East 96.30 feet to a point; (3) South 05 degrees 09 minutes 52 seconds East 36.83 feet to a point; (4) South 36 degrees 20 minutes 34 seconds West 55.76 feet to a point; (5) South 57 degrees 28 minutes 13 seconds West 84.00 feet to a point; (6) South 30 degrees 20 minutes 54 seconds We” 88.51 feet to a point; (7) South 56 degrees 21 minutes 02 seconds West 14.67 feet home to the piece or beginning aid to contain 1.03 acres more or less, as shown on a survey by Miller Lewis, Inc. recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in Plot Book 40 at page 188.tance of 70.45 feet to the point and place of Beginning. Be the contents thereof what they may. Being the same lands and premises which Leon R. Ellis, did grant and convey unto Harold Smart and Sherri Smart, by deed dated August 30,2001 and recorded on September 17, 200l in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 2629 at Page 218. Tax Parcel: 3-32-4.0014.11 Property Address: 12805 Trussum Pond Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by
the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of HAROLD & SHERRI SMART and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: All that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred Sussex County State of Delaware, lying on the northeasterly side of County Road #474 and being more particularly described as follows, towit: Beginning at a iron rod found on the northeasterly right of way line of County Road #474 at a point approximately 2630 feet more or less southeasterly from the intersection of County Road #474 with Route 9 right of way, thence from this point of beginning, north 54 degrees 46 minutes 01 seconds east 214.66 along the lands now or formerly of Kevin K. Banks to a found concrete monument; thence south 37 degrees 49 minutes 13 seconds east 190.45 feet along the lands now or formerly of Dale R. Dukes to a concrete monument found; thence south 53 degrees 04 minutes 27 seconds west 225.00 feet to a point on the northeasterly right of way line County Road #474 along the lands now or formerly of David W. Kiser and Debra J. Kiser; thence turning and running along said right of way line north 34 degrees 45 minutes 16 seconds west 196.91 feet to the place and point of beginning; said to contain 0.977 plus or minus See LEGALS—page 39
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acres, or more fully shown on a survey prepared by Citadel Engineering, Inc. dated August 8, 2005. Being the same lands and premises which Dale R. Dukes and Ross B. Dukes, did grant and convey unto Sara J. Steinhauer and John G. Steinhauer, by deed dated August 16,2005 and recorded on October 12,2005 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3214 at Page 266. Tax Parcel: 2-32-8.005.06 Property Address: 28317 Dukes Lumber Road, Laurel Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will
• NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009 be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of JOHN G. & SARAH STEINHAUER and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
By virtue of a writ of Levari Facias, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that piece and parcel of land being situated in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware and as shown on a survey by Temple-Sellers, Inc., dated March 17, 2006 and more particularly described as follows to wit: BEGINNING at a concrete monument found on the southerly right of way of Old Furnace Road and being a comer for this lot and lands of Andrew C. Abbott; thence with Old Furnace Road South 43°59’-24” East a distance of 209.97 feet to a point (and passing over a pipe found at 10.68 feet); thence with lauds of G. Wayne Nailor South 33°-26’-18” West a distance of 212.40 feet to a PVC pipe found (and passing over rebars found at 5.18 feet and 10.29 feet); thence North 44°-02’-00” West a distance of21O.00 feet to a pipe found; thence with Abbott lands North 33°-27’-18” East a distance of212.55 feet home to the point and place of beginning and containing 43,551 sq.ft. of land, more or less. Being the same lands and premises which Sandra K. Swafford By Carrie B. Hellens, her Attorney in fact, did grant and convey unto William H. Thompson,
Jr., by deed dated March 27, 2006 and recorded on March 30, 2006 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, in Deed Book 3288 at Page 313. Tax Parcel: 2-31-14.0013.01 Property Address: 14830 Old Furnace Road, Georgetown Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver’s license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 20 percent of the purchase money will be demanded on day of sale (The $4,000.00 Bidder Registration Fee will be credited to the 20% deposit). Cash, Certified Check or Cashier’s Check, is required. The balance is to be paid on or before December 21, 2009. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on December 28, 2009 and also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Also subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed; a $200.00 deposit will be collected at the time of sale and will be refunded if a proper deed is presented to the Sheriff’s Office within Forty-Five days of confirmation. If the Purchaser fails to comply with these terms the percentum paid at the time of sale will be forfeited. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of WILLIAM H. THOMPSON, JR. and will be sold by Eric D. Swanson, Sheriff 11/5/2tc
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Sesame Street is fine, but football now questionable
It’s been a long time since I’ve watched Sesame Street. Weeks, ynn arks months even. Maybe not as long as you thought, considering the fact that Boy, oh boy, if I my son and daughter are 28 and 25 years old. don’t stop reading, Yes, I admit to even now occasionally curling up with a cup of there’s going to be tea and my good old friends Big Bird, Bert and Ernie. They are as nothing I can enjoy. entertaining as anything else on television, more than most, and I know of nothing more calming than arrest for involvement in a dog fighting counting from 1 to 20 or sounding out ring. After serving a prison term, Vick was words. picked up this season by the Philadelphia And one of my favorite Christmas Eagles. The article includes an undated DVDs is “Christmas Eve on Sesame photograph of Vick, holding a football a Street.” I cry every time, even though I little bit higher than eye level while a dog, know, after seeing it dozens of times, that wearing a wide metal-studded collar, leaps kindness will win the day and Oscar the for it. The dog’s mouth is touching the Grouch will be made to apologize. football. This week, Sesame Street turns 40 Demands from Vick and those like him years old. PBS’ educational children’s that their dogs fight even when they are show premiered Nov. 10, 1969, when I hurt, even when they can barely move, is was still an adolescent, with the goal to a violation of the trust that the dogs have help underprivileged children learn and do in them. better in school. This is why, Gladwell writes, Vick’s Several studies have shown that childogs weren’t put to sleep, why many of dren who watch it become teenagers who them will spend the rest of their lives at a like to read more often than do children sanctuary in Utah. “The betrayal of loyalty who did not watch it. Since then, its mandate has expanded to requires an act of social reparation,” he writes. include middle-class children. This year, Similarly, football and the fans who it is starting a two-year initiative to get love it want players who will perform in kids acquainted with nature and the envispite of injury. Who will battle, game after ronment, something that is near and dear game, despite medical evidence, Gladwell to my heart. I’ll have to start watching it writes, that many of them, even high more. school players, are suffering brain damage Something that I believe I’m going to have to start watching less is NFL football. from repeated hits to the head. “We are in love with football players, I don’t want to — I have been watching with their courage and grit, and nothing Sunday afternoon games longer than I’ve else — neither considerations of science been a Sesame Street fan. nor those of morality — can compete As I recently wrote, I’ve especially with the destructive power of that love,” enjoyed this season and have been rooting Gladwell writes. for several teams. Boy oh boy, if I don’t stop reading, But a recent article in The New Yorker, there’s, going to be nothing I can enjoy. pointed out to me by my son, has put footSo, what to do? Do I want to continue ball in a whole new light for me. Author to be part of this unhealthy relationship Malcolm Gladwell compares the game to among players, the league and fans? dog fighting, its players, willing to endure Can I still root for Ben and Brett and all injury after injury for the sake of the team, my other favorites, knowing that the deto dogs, willing to fight to the death to mands that I place on them are a betrayal please their owners. The comparison, of course, is prompted of the very affection I claim to have for them? I don’t know. by former Atlanta Falcon Michael Vick’s I wonder — what would Big Bird do?
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12- 18, 2009
Ethan Lee leads Seaford in goals with 21 and is three shy of the school record of 24, set by his brother Trevor. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford soccer team wins Henlopen Conference, prepares for playoffs By Lynn Schofer
Seaford High School varsity boys’ soccer coach Tim Lee has waited 19 years to enjoy the Henlopen Conference crown. Coach Lee recently talked about the 2009 team and what this year has meant to him. “We play Northern schools that are much bigger than us and they have traditionally dominated the conference,” Lee said. “Caesar Rodney and Dover are twice the size as Seaford but this is the year everything fell into place.” When the season ended in 2008 Lee felt the excitement for the 2009 season and when pre-season came around he grew more confident in his Seaford player’s opportunity to win the conference. “You need a special group to accomplish winning the conference and I knew I had that especially since I have known these boys for a long time,” said Lee, referring to the fact that many of the players were part of the original “Gladiators” that played together on a traveling team since a young age. Seaford has been a strong contender in the Henlopen Conference for many years sometimes times missing the title by one loss. Many players work hard to make the varsity squad, few make it before their junior year. “I have a highly unusual situation where six of my varsity players have played varsity since their freshman year,” Lee said. Coach Lee said he had hoped to strengthen some areas and when Christian
Gosnell and Alfred Cetoute joined the team the puzzle became complete. ”Not only did Christian open up an opportunity for Jose’ Cortez to play in the field where he has been a big contributor (Jose’ scored the winning goal against Smyrna), it elevated their competitiveness with each other as goalies,” said Lee. “Alfred is a fierce competitor and he brought aggressiveness to the team.” “Tim Halter is the rock, he wins the ball in the air and for a tall guy he has good foot skills. He is part of the defense with Joey Mitchell and Tyrek Camper that are solid. They have played together since they were about nine years old. The three of them can read each other and know what to do. They are like brothers,” Lee added. Coach Lee’s son Ethan, a junior, is playing his first full season due to injuries his freshman and sophomore years. “His speed and technical abilities have brought a lot to the team, besides he is one heck of a shot,” said Coach Lee. Ethan has recorded 21 goals, three shy of the Seaford record held by his brother Trevor who graduated in 2008. According to Lee, Phillip DeMott keeps his composure and has great vision on the field. “Phillip has come out this year with a competitive drive that is really nice to watch,” said Lee. “When Oscar (Castrejon) gets the ball things happen. He is smooth with his left foot and very exciting to watch.” The work horse of the team is Udiel Perez; Coach Lee believes the players
ON THE RUN- Seaford’s Corey Purnell escapes the Indian River tackle and runs parallel looking for a break to gain some yards for the Blue Jays in Friday night’s varsity football game. See story on page 43. Photo by Lynn Schofer
The Seaford High School varsity boys’ soccer team was awarded the Henlopen Conference trophy last Thursday evening. The Blue Jays hope to take their winning season a little longer into the state tournament which begins Thursday evening in Dover. Member of the team: Charles Michel, Phillip DeMott, Jose Cortez, Oscar Castrejon, Cris Trejo, Ethan Lee, Brendty Chavez, Udiel Perez, Ron VongKostical, Alfred Cetoute, Nazaret Garcia, Melvin Cannon, Assistant Coach Paul Widerman, Coach Tim Lee, Tyrek Camper, Aaron Robinson, Joey Mitchell, Tim Halter, Dustin Venables, and Michael Cherrix. Photo by Lynn Schofer
feed off him and with his good foot skills it makes him a dominate player on the field. Lee said Aaron Robinson has a habit of being right there. “He is a quiet player that will get the assist and goal at that right moment,” Lee said. Coach Lee like the way he can utilize Nazaret Garcia, “Naz has switched dur-
ing his senior year from being a forward to the attacking right side of midfield. His hustle, speed, and determination have allowed him to be very effective in this position. I try to tap into Naz’s qualities to generate a different flair on offense and he has always been willing to jump in and Continued on page 44
MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12- 18, 2009
Sussex Tech field hockey Sussex Tech (#3) home vs. Middletown (#14)- Wednesday
Henlopen Conference- 12-1 Non-conference- 2-0 Overall- 14-1 Vs. state tournament teams- 4-1 Home- 8-0 Away- 6-1 Goals scored- 72 Goals allowed- six Goal scorers- Maxine Fluharty 30, Abby Atkins 21, Isabella Delario six, Taylor Quillen four, Logan Pavlik four, Kayla Krause two, Kelsey Doherty two, Tori Seuss one, Amanda Ritter one, Taylor Kieffer one
Sussex Tech boys’ soccer Sussex Tech (#13) vs. Seaford (#4)Thursday in Dover Henlopen Conference- 8-3-2 Non-conference- 2-0 Overall- 10-3-2 Vs. state tournament teams- 1-2-1 Home- 6-1-1 Away- 4-2-1 Goals scored- 46 Goals allowed- 15 Goal scorers- Christian Espinoza seven, Ryan Moore seven, Ariel Espinoza six, Zimri Gomez five, Aris Reynoso four, Dylan Pepper four, Jacob Williams four, Zach Williamson two, Dustyn Beebe two, Sam Spellman one, Brock Little one, Michael Rhone one
Seaford Recreation Department to hold winter sports signups
Ross Higgins of Seaford is shown with the Virginia State Cup Championships bracket following his U16 team’s win in the championship.
Higgins helps U16 team win Virginia State Cup Championship Ross Higgins of Seaford, who attends Episcopal High School (boarding) in Alexandria, Va., was an integral part of the U16 Annandale United FC Soccer Club that won the Virginia State Cup Championship, 3-0, on Sunday, Nov. 8, in Richmond, Va. Higgins plays midfield and forward for his championship team. Playing over half the game, he had an assist with strong defense and many crosses and shots that came just short of goals. Annandale is ranked eighth nationally and has been as high as fourth, according to www.gotsoccer.com. They qualified to play in the regionals and, if they win, will play for the National Cup. Higgins will be playing in the Disney College Showcase during Christmas break for the second time. Last year his team, the Florida state champions, finished second. Higgins’ high school team was undefeated this year, 16-0-3 and is the top seed in the Virginia State Tournament. The final will be played Friday, Nov. 13, in Richmond. Higgins is the only sophomore playing offense for the defending Va. state championship team. Ross is the son of Ed and Amy Higgins of Seaford.
Local runners compete in Henlopen Conference meet
The following are the results from the Henlopen Conference cross country championship meet: Boys- 1. Milford 54, 2. CR 55, 3. Sussex Tech 78, 6. Seaford 139 4. Jamie Price, Sussex Tech, 17:26.78; 6. Chris Wilkerson, Seaford, 17:34.37; 11. Brian Singh, Sussex Tech, 18:01.83; 12. Tim Fields, Seaford, 18:10.71 Girls- 1. Cape Henlopen 51, 2. Sussex Tech 76 1. Izzy Wharton, Sussex Tech, 19:31.39; 3. Emily Ritter, Sussex Tech, 20:05.22; 5. Bethany Killmon, Sussex Tech, 20:32.47
Horton gets second Delaware Big Block championship win
By Charlie Brown Jimmy Horton’s weekend did not get off to a good start. The Neshanic Station, N.J., veteran broke an axel while leading his Small Block heat forcing him to qualify through the consi and start at the rear. Horton, however, did win his Big Block qualifier on Saturday which put him second on the grid behind Stewart Friesen in Sunday’s 50-lap championship. Horton was able to take the lead when Friesen pushed high on lap 10. He would work traffic to perfection and go on to claim his second Fall Championship victory, his first since 1980. The win was worth an impressive $7,260. Friesen, piloting the Will Brown No. 1W, was smooth for the first 10 circuits. Horton had been glued to his back bumper since lap five and when Friesen spun the tire coming off the second turn, Horton shot to the inside and took the lead going into turn three. Kenny Brightbill was running in second and being challenged by Jamie Mills in third. The pair swapped the position on lap eight but Mills slid high and Brightbill moved back into the spot. Mils nearly tangled down the front straight on lap 23 when his wheel got of the back bumper of Brightbill. Two laps later as the leader took the halfway sign, Mills tried to scrape by on the outside but the two made contact and Mills spun to bring out the first yellow. This moved Chic Cassaboone into the fourth spot and Richie Pratt, Jr. into the top five. Former Fall Champion, John Willman exploded a right rear tire to bring out the yellow on lap 31. Horton again opened a comfortable lead over Friesen on the restart. The third and final yellow would fly on lap 39 as Brett Ballard slowed. The final 10 laps were a cake walk for Horton as he opened over a two second lead over Friesen at the checkered. Brightbill finished in the third spot with Cassaboone and Pratt, Jr. rounding out the top five.
Registration is open for the following Seaford Department of Recreation winter sports programs: Little Wrestlers- The program, which is open to ages 6-12, will begin midNovember and run through March. The cost is $25. Practices will be held at Seaford Middle School on Mondays and Thursdays. Youth Basketball- The Youth Basketball program is open for the following age groups: boys 8-10, boys 11-13, boys 14-18, and girls 8-13. The cost is $25 and the deadline to register is Dec 4. Practices will take place in December and games will start in January. Youth basketball- Youth basketball for children ages six and seven is open at a cost of $25 per player. This is a co-ed league that is played at Frederick Douglass Elementary on Saturday mornings. The deadline to register is Dec 31. The practices are in January and games start in February. Junior Jordan Basketball Clinic- This program is open to boys and girls in grades K-3 at a cost of $5 per player. The clinic will be held on Saturdays in January. Basic fundamentals will be stressed. Sign up for all programs will be held at the recreation office or call 629-6809 for more information.
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12- 18, 2009
Seaford Stars of the Week
WOODBRIDGE- Shown are the Woodbridge High School juniors and freshman who took part in the annual powder puff game last Monday.
Male Co-Athlete of the WeekUdiel Perez- Seaford High Seaford’s Udiel Perez had a goal and two assists to help lead the Blue Jays to a 4-0 win over Polytech last Tuesday in the Henlopen Conference champions’ final regular season game.
Male Co-Athlete of the WeekJamie Price- Sussex Tech Sussex Tech’s Jamie Price placed first in the Sussex County cross country championship meet last Tuesday. Price came in fourth at the Henlopen Conference meet on Saturday.
Honorable mention- Jennifer Hoffman- Seaford; Mackenzie Thomas- Seaford; Maxine Fluharty- Sussex Tech; Logan Pavlik- Sussex Tech; Caitlin StoneSussex Tech; Izzy Wharton- Sussex Tech; Emily Ritter- Sussex Tech; Bethany Killmon- Sussex Tech; Ethan Lee- Seaford; Nazaret Garcia- Seaford; Aaron Robinson- Seaford; Patrick Davis- Woodbridge; Elder Alcantara- Woodbridge; Chris Wilkerson- Seaford; Tim Fields- Seaford; Corey Purnell- Seaford; Freddie SampleWoodbridge; Trez’mon Jane- Woodbridge; Ariel Espinoza- Sussex Tech; Ryan Moore- Sussex Tech; Desmond Sivels- Sussex Tech; Brandon Lewis- Sussex Tech; Justin Allen- Sussex Tech
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Seaford Star varsity sports scoreboard (week of Nov. 2)
Field hockey- Seaford 2, Lake Forest 1- The Seaford varsity field hockey team ended the regular season with a road win last Wednesday. The Blue Jays scored one goal in each half. No additional information was provided. Football- Polytech 21, Woodbridge 14- Freddie Sample ran for 170 yards, a touchdown, and a two-point conversion and Trez’mon Kane added 100 yards rushing and a touchdown. Ales Matos also had three carries for 44 yards for the Raiders. Delmar 12, Laurel 6- Cameron Mattox ran for 68 yards and two touchdowns and Jose Flores had three interceptions to help lead Delmar to the win and the Henlopen South championship. Chris Jones ran for 127 yards and Nick Munoz had a team leading 10 tackles, blocked punt, and fumble recovery for Laurel.
Seaford Star varsity sports schedules for November 12-18
Thursday, Nov. 12- soccer state tournament- Seaford vs. Sussex Tech at Dover, 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13- football- Woodbridge at Delmar, 7:30 p.m.; Sussex Tech at Polytech, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14- cross country- state championship at Killen’s Pond, 10:30 a.m.; field hockey- second round state tournament; soccer- Seaford-Sussex Tech winner vs. Middletown-St. Mark’s winner at Dover, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17- field hockey- state semifinals Wednesday, Nov. 18- soccer- state semifinals
RAIDERS= The Woodbridge seniors and sophomores, who won the annual powder puff game by the score of 34-18, are shown following the game last week.
Seaford varsity football team falls to Indian River at home By Lynn Schofer
The Seaford High School varsity football team fell to Indian River, 36-6, last Friday night in a game that was dominated completely by Indian River. In the first quarter IR put the first points on the board after a punt to Seaford was downed inside the one yard line. The Blue Jays did not move quickly enough on the run and IR tackled Aquarius White for a safety. Indian River returned the kick to Seaford’s 41 yard line. It wasn’t until 6:07 left in the quarter that a first down for either side was converted and IR took the opportunity to move the ball inside the five yard line. At 1:28 Indian River took a 9-0 lead when Jamie Jarmon ran the ball into the end zone. The second quarter didn’t get much
better for the Blue Jays mostly because they couldn’t get the ball past midfield and punted it away on all possessions. Deron Wright connected with quarterback Myron Hayes for a first down catch, but Indian River stopped the Blue Jays from going deep into their territory. Indian River put the ball in the air, but Jason Owens went high to deflect and prevent a touchdown. Indian River put the ball in motion with Jarmon running the ball in for his second touchdown of the night. Another good kick made the score 16-0. Seaford was unable to regain composure and gave the ball back to IR and with 1:14 left in the first half Devon Showell scored increasing their lead to 22. With less than a second left on the clock Indian Continued on page 45
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12- 18, 2009 Seaford soccer continued mix it up.” Lee went on to talk about Chris Trejo, “Chris has earned his varsity position this year and his midfield experience has proven to be successful in his quest to impress. Chris’s ability to rip a shot has always been there, but now he is not afraid to use it. Always entertaining and always fun to watch.” Another fresh varsity players is Dustin Venables, “Dustin has worked his way into playing time on the left side of the midfield or central mid when needed. He has great athletic ability and is a true competitor. He has the ability to take on defenders and serve crosses into the forwards to attack.” Michael Cherrix began to play soccer as a freshman. “He never misses practice and whenever I call on him to fill a role he is ready,” said Lee. Coach Lee likes the way Charles Michel fills his role. “He works hard at practice and gives it his all,” Lee added. Lee enjoys it when Melvin Cannon is sent out to fill a role. “The other team will relax because it is substitute. Melvin is so fast he harasses the opponent and makes them work twice as hard,” said Lee.
Brendty Chavez joined the Blue Jays varsity team as a freshman. Coach Lee likes what he sees, “Brendty is very competitive, hustles, and has a strong desire to win.” Finally, Seaford welcomed Thailand exchange student Ron VongKostical. Coach Lee said, “He is a natural left which are normally in short supply for a soccer team. I’m lucky to have six this year.” Seaford will enter the state tournament ranked fourth, the highest seed the Blue Jays have ever had entering tournament play. “We have a target on our backs,” said Lee, who added that it will take everything to fall into place plus hard work. “We must execute the plays, corners, and free kicks. We must play to our strengths and put the pressure on the opponent.” Seaford has had experience with tournament play and Lee believes his team will handle the pressure well. Before every game the team pulls tight into a circle and Coach Lee leads them in a chant, “Right here, right now.” The team responds, “Right here, right now.” It seems appropriate for the Seaford Blue Jays to take that into their quest for a state title.
Seaford soccer to face Henlopen rival Sussex Tech in states Tim Halter holds the Henlopen Conference trophy high in the air in celebration of the Blue Jays varsity boys’ soccer team’s championship season. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Blue Jays receive Henlopen Conference trophy following win
By Lynn Schofer The Seaford High School soccer team finished regular season play at home last Thursday against Polytech. The Blue Jays had already won the Henlopen Conference title and received the trophy after the game. Seaford came out strong by forcing Polytech to run and keep pace with their fast running game. Dustin Venables broke loose on the left wing and finished with a kick to center but the goal was stopped by Polytech. Less than a minute later Venables made another feed to Ethan Lee who fired a missile that bounced off the hands of the goalie. Lee followed the shot and fired again this time the ball running completely parallel to the goal; no goal. At the seventh minute of play it was Aaron Robinson who made a quick steal and fed the pass to Lee who didn’t miss the net again and put the Blue Jays up 1-0. Seaford quieted down and played a reactive type of game to finish the first half. The team, minus some players due to illness, made it difficult to keep pace. With the minutes winding down in the first period, Seaford broke free at midfield and Lee got a shot off but it hit the left cross bar and ricocheted away from the net. Nazaret Garcia would add to the Blue Jays score at the 34th minute of play from an assist by Udiel Perez. In the second half, Perez added a goal of his own at the 67th minute of play when Robinson crossed the ball to the circle. Seaford was in control the entire game holding Polytech offense to a total of five shots on goal, all stopped by Jose Cortez. Cortez’ biggest save came at the 43rd minute of play when he went vertical to get a hand on the ball heading for the top of the goal. Seaford worked to add another score to board and at the 72nd minute Lee scored his second goal of the evening and 21st goal of the season off an assist by Perez. Seaford would finish the game with a 4-0 win over the Panthers. Seaford’s offense had 14 shots on goal and six corner kicks. Polytech had five shots on goal, 10 saves, and three corner kicks. Seaford’s Aaron Robinson takes the ball to the goal Thursday night in Seaford against the Polytech Panthers. Robinson had the first assist of the game when he connected to Ethan Lee at the seventh minute of play. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford (#4) vs. Sussex Tech (#13)- Thursday in Dover Henlopen Conference- 13-0 Non-conference- 1-1 Overall- 14-1 Vs. state tournament teams- 4-1 Home- 7-0 Away- 7-1 Goals scored- 50 Goals allowed- seven Goal scorers- Ethan Lee 20, Phillip DeMott five, Cris Trejo four, Oscar Castrejon four, Udiel Perez three, Dustin Venables three, Jose Cortez three, Aaron Robinson two, Ron Vongkostical two, Nazaret Garcia two, Tim Halter one, Charles Michel one
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12- 18, 2009
Aquarius White and Deron Wright wrap up an Indian River running back early in the first quarter of play during last week’s Homecoming game played in Seaford. Photo by Lynn Schofer
Seaford football continued
River intercepted Hayes’ pass and almost ran the ball in for another score. Seaford crowned Homecoming King Zach Hearn and Queen Alison Schwinn during half time in front of their home crowd. Hoping to inspire the Blue Jays to turn on the offense in the second half the team came out of the half time meeting pumped up. In the third quarter Seaford remained flat and struggled to move the ball. At 4:51 left in the quarter Indian River quarterback Tim Bokinsky connected for 28 yards to Marquel White for an Indian River touchdown. With a 29-0 deficit, Seaford’s hope for a homecoming win were quickly fading. Owens, who fought hard all night,
caught a pass on second and 24 for a Blue Jay first down. Hayes again put the ball in the air to the waiting hands of Corey Purnell for the first Blue Jay score of the night. Unable to convert the two point conversion, the score remained 29-6. In the fourth quarter the Blue Jays were making another push up the field when Owens stretched out his arms on a catch for the first down. The offensive line was unable to protect the quarterback and lost yardage that ended the threat. Indian River would score one more time before the game ended when Showell scored for the second time with 2:02 left to play. The final score was 36-6, leaving Seaford with a 4-5 record. The Blue Jays will take on the Laurel Bulldogs at Bob Dowd Stadium in Seaford for the final game of the 2009 season.
Seaford’s DaJon Copes, right, and Indian River’s Marquel Knight battle for the ball during Seaford’s Homecoming football game last Friday. Photo by S.D. Smith
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12- 18, 2009
Ryan upsets Super Late Model field, Warren wins Crate Model
Raven Roundup: Sussex Tech football team earns eighth win
By Charlie Brown Kirk Ryan from Etters, Pa., estimated that he has only run eight or 10 times this season electing to spend more time with his new daughter and the rest of his family. He had not raced in the last three months but the rest must have done him good as he was quick right off the truck for the championship weekend. “This year we were trying to make racing fun again,” said Ryan. “Sometimes racing can get you down so this year we decide to run when we wanted, where we wanted and how we wanted. We probably ran only eight to 10 races” Ryan started on the point ahead of former track champion and Fall championship winner, David Pettyjohn. The yellow was quickly out on lap two when Barry Palermo blew and engine and oiled down the one/two turns. Ryan controlled the restart with David Pettyjohn in second and Richard Jarvis, Jr. in third. Mark Pettyjohn rode in the fourth spot and Rob Schirmer held down fifth. Schirmer took advantage of a slip by Mark Pettjohn to pull into fourth on lap eight. Jere Wierman was the victim of a chain reaction to bring out the yellow on lap nine. The order would remain the same until Mark Pettyjohn slowed on lap 14 and collected Scott Cross as he attempted to get the car into the infield. It was Ryan still in charge with Schirmer now running in fourth and Ray Davis, Jr. in fifth. Ryan was able to open a two second lead over David Pettyjohn as the race stayed green until Mike Parsons got around on lap 28. Parsons repeated the spin just three laps later for caution number five. The race would stay green with Ryan comfortably out front until 10 to go when Al Cheney and Derrike Hill got tangled. Two laps later David Hill hopped the wheel of Herb Tunis landing on his hood and bringing out the yellow. On the restart, Jarvis squeezed his way under David Pettyjohn to take second. Davis started to smoke and pulled in with Donald Lingo, Jr. taking over fifth. Ryan would cruise to his first ever win in Delaware worth $5,855. Jarvis, David Pettyjohn, Schirmer and Lingo, Jr. rounded out the top five. Heats were won by Ryan, David Pettyjohn and Mark Pettyjohn. Joe Warren tops off season with Crate Model win- Justin Breeding set the early pace in the 25-lap Crate Model Championship. Breeding drifted high on lap five and Joe Warren took over the lead. Mike Wilson worked his way up from fifth to third. Warren pulled away to take his first Fall Championship win by 10.12 seconds. Wilson got by Breeding on the final lap to finish in the runner-up spot for the second year in a row with Breeding hanging on for third. Fourth went to Kelly Putz and Nick Davis rounded out the top five. Warren, in his Big Fish Grill/Lazer collected $1,855 for his win. Heats were won by Breeding and Warren.
By Mike McClure The Sussex Tech varsity football team moved to 8-1 overall with a 48-21 nonconference win over Tatnall last Friday. The Ravens held a 21-0 advantage in the first quarter and didn’t look back. Desmond Sivels ran for 217 yards and four touchdowns, Brandon Lewis had 77 yards and three touchdowns, Jesse Swanson threw for 115 yards, and Justin Allen caught four passes for 100 yards. James Smith added five extra points to lead the Ravens. Lady Ravens wrap regular season with win- The Sussex Tech varsity field hockey team ended the regular season with a 3-0 win over Smyrna last Wednesday. Logan Pavlik netted a goal in the first half (8:25) and Maxine Fluharty (22:15) and Kelsey Doherty (8:55) added second half goals in the win. The Ravens held an advantage in shots (26-2) and corners (20-1) and Sussex Tech goalie Caitlin Stone made two saves.
Local racers compete for support division championships By Charlie Brown The 2009 season roared to a close under summer like weather in Saturday and Sunday’s Delaware State Dirt Track Championships. Taking support division wins were: Tim Trimble in the AC Delco Modifieds; Joe Warren in the Crate Models; Kevin McKinney in the TUSA Mod Lites; Bill Brittingham in the Little Lincoln Vintage Cars; Mark Williams in the Vintage Stock Cars and Matt Carmean in the Slide for 5. Jon Callaway led until the halfway point in the AC Delco Modified feature. Tim Trimble had chassed Callaway the distance and took advantage of lapped traffic to slip by Callaway for the lead on lap 14. Once out front, Trimble would make no mistakes as he drove his Courtland Manor/ Covey’s Car Care/Troyer to his first Delaware State Championship win. Callaway finished in the second spot with Michael White getting by John Curtis for third. Tom Moore turned in a person best to finish in fifth. Trimble collected $1,690 for his victory. Heats were won by Trimble and Callaway.
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12- 18, 2009
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10 YEARS AGO- Seaford’s Kristin Irwin placed first in the Sussex County meet for the third straight year, setting a course record. Irwin finished fourth in the Henlopen Conference cross country meet. The Delmar football team earned a 15-7 homecoming win over Lake Forest as Dustin Johnson completed a touchdown pass to Lucas Lynch and returned an interception for a touchdown. Mickey Budd also booted a field goal for the Wildcats. FIVE YEARS AGO- Sussex Tech’s Rebekah Ricksecker of Laurel placed first in the Henlopen Conference cross country meet. The girls finished second in the meet after coming in first during the regular season. The Laurel football team topped Lake Forest, 35-6, thanks to Devvery Hill’s 165 yards rushing and a touchdown. Hill surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for the season in the Bulldogs’ win. The Sussex Tech football team edged Milford, 18-15, in the Ravens homecoming contest. Jason Rickards made the game-winning field goal, one of two on the day. Brandon Hudson also completed a pair of touchdown passes to Rudy Thomas. ONE YEAR AGO- The Laurel football team blanked Seaford, 37-0, to receive the second seed in the Division II state tournament. Chris Jones ran for 246 yards and five touchdowns in the win. The Seaford soccer season came to an end with a 4-0 loss to Caesar Rodney in Milford. The Delmar field hockey team advanced to the state semifinals with a pair of overtime wins. The Wildcats topped Cape Henlopen, 2-1, in the first round before defeated Middletown, 3-2, on strokes in the quarterfinals. Lauren Ruark and Lindsay Lloyd each netted a goal and Lloyd and Amanda Campbell each made a penalty stroke for Delmar. Sussex Tech’s Brooke Tull signed a letter of intent to attend Seton Hall University where she will play softball.
A view from the cheap seats By Mike McClure, Star Sports Editor It’s been a big week for Western Sussex sports: Seaford soccer was awarded the Henlopen Conference trophy last week following the regular season finale, the Henlopen South champion Delmar field hockey team hosted and won the first round of the state tournament, and the Laurel and Delmar football teams met in their annual rivalry with the division title and a state playoff berth on the line. Conference champs- Aside from any achievements it has in the postseason, the Seaford varsity soccer team deserves a lot of recognition for not only winning the South, but also taking home the Henlopen Conference title. The Blue Jays not only beat every team in their division, including a 1-0 win at Indian River, they also defeated every team in the Henlopen North. The Henlopen North includes perennial powerhouse Caesar Rodney and playoff teams like Sussex Tech, Seaford’s first round opponents on Thursday. For a Division II to beat every Division I team in its conference, especially the toughest conference in the state, it is a huge accomplishment. Cats and Dogs- A packed house was on hand last Friday night in Laurel to watch Laurel and Delmar battle for
the Henlopen South title. It was a great defensive battle, one that will be talked about for years to come. At one point in the second half, Laurel lined up in the wildcat offense with running back Chris Jones taking the snaps from the center. Following a turnover on downs on the first series with the new offense one fan exclaimed “You’re trying to run the wildcat on the Wildcats, what the ___?” Hall of Fame- Delmar varsity field hockey coach Jodi Byrd Hollamon is part of the University of Delaware’s Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2009 for her play as a started from 1995-95. She was a second team All-American her second year for the Blue Hens. “It’s really exciting. It’s a huge, huge honor. I don’t know it its really sinking in yet,” the Pocomoke native said. Quick hits- Woodbridge senior Danielle Griffin will sign a letter of intent to play softball at Wilmington University on Nov. 20. Laurel hired Brandon Noelte as the varsity head wrestling coach. Noelte had been hired as the head middle school coach prior to the resignation of Craig Blount. Don’t forget to vote for the sports story of the year and the sports team of the year.
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The Delmar field hockey team celebrates a home win in the first round of the state tournament on Tuesday. The Wildcats face Tower Hill on Saturday. Photo by Mike McClure
Delmar field hockey team defeats Milford, 2-1, in states Wildcats avenge overtime loss to Bucs in regular season
By Mike McClure The Milford varsity field hockey team had the advantage in shots and corners in Tuesday’s state playoff game in Delmar, but the Wildcats held the edge where it counts, the scoreboard. Delmar held off Milford, 2-1, to avenge a regular season loss and advance to the second round of the state tournament. “It was a hard fought game. Milford put an extreme amount of pressure on us and our goalie and our defense came up big today,” said Delmar head coach Jodi Hollamon. “I think it was probably a good incentive for us then the schedule came out and we saw we were playing them.” In the opening minutes of the game, Milford’s Nikki Parsley took a shot off a corner which was stopped by senior goalie Amanda Fields. Delmar broke up the scoreless game at the 11:23 mark when Sam Johnson scored off a feed from Mallory Elliott. Later in the first half, Carlee Budd made a key defensive save off a Milford corner. Fields also made a pair of kick saves and later turned back two more shots by Parsley. Elliott took a shot on goal, but it sailed wide right. Less than a minute later Johnson got her stick on a ball launched by Budd from outside the circle and knocked it in to give the Wildcats a 2-0 lead at the 23:21 mark. Milford out shot Delmar, 9-4, in the opening half and held an 11-0 advantage in corners. Fields and the Delmar defense recorded eight saves in the first half. Milford took seven corners in the second half before Sara Kolobielski scored off a pass from Savannah Baker at 49:59 to make the score 2-1, but the Wildcats kept the Bucs from sending the game into overtime and won, 2-1.
Seaford field hockey season ends with loss to Tower Hill The Seaford varsity field hockey team lost to top seeded Tower Hill, 10-0, in the first round of the state playoffs last Tuesday. Kaitlyn Hitch recorded 12 saves and Molly Cain had four stops for the Blue Jays, who were out shot, 31-0.
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Delmar’s Sam Johnson dribbles the ball during Tuesday’s state tournament game. Johnson had both of the Wildcats’ goals in the 2-1 win. Photo by Mike McClure
Milford edged Delmar in shots, 12-8, and held a huge advantage in corners (23-2). Fields and the Wildcats were credited with 10 saves. “We should be confident in our goal keeper,”Hollamon said. “Having confidence in your goal keeper in the tournament is everything because defense wins championships.”
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IRS seeks to return undelivered refunds The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 314 Delaware taxpayers who can claim their share of undelivered refund checks totaling about $377,000. These undelivered refund checks were returned to the IRS by the U.S. Postal Service due to mailing address errors. The IRS can reissue the checks, which average $1,200 after taxpayers correct or update their addresses with the IRS. Nationally, there are 107,831 taxpayers with undelivered refunds, totaling about $123.5 million with an average refund of $1,148. “Taxpayers should not miss out on getting their money back,” said Delaware’s IRS spokesperson Gregg Semanick. “The IRS makes it easy for taxpayers to update their addresses and claim their refunds.” “Don’t delay if you think you are missing a refund. The sooner you update your address information, the quicker you can get
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Education Keenan named historian
The University of Delaware Collegiate FFA has appointed new officers for the 2009-2010 school year. UD’s Collegiate FFA gives students the opportunity to engage in community service, volunteer and participate in social events. Haley Keenan of Delmar has been named historian. Keenan is a sophomore agriculture education and horticulture double major from Delmar, Del. As historian, Keenan will record special events and activities that happen within the chapter.
Adult Career Training Programs
The Sussex Tech Adult Division is offering a variety of programs to prepare students for successful careers. High demand jobs in many trade areas and health professions fields require training. A free training course for weatherization of homes, solar and wind power begins in January. This program will focus on green technology skills required for today’s building industry. Many jobs are expected soon in the area. Orientation for interested students will start in mid-November. Training programs in the health professions continue to provide students with the skills to start a career in this high demand area. In many cases, nursing assistant graduates become employed at competitive salaries with benefits. There are limited tuition-assisted enrollments in this program. A new program, Electronic Health Records Specialist, will begin in January. Sussex Tech is offering this program in response to the movement to electronic records in hospitals and doctors’ offices. Other training programs starting in January include clinical medical assisting, pharmacy technician, rehabilitation therapy aide, medical office (billing and coding, administration), clerical services and business skills. Most courses combine class work and workplace experience. For more information, contact the Sussex Tech Adult Division at 856-9035.
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Gain the computer skills necessary to further your career with courses offered in November at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Develop your own web page or an entire site using Advanced MS Publisher
2007 beginning Monday, Nov. 9. By the end of this three-session course, you will have a complete product, ready to upload to the IP server of your choice. QuickBooks Pro Basic & Payroll is designed to introduce new or current QuickBooks users to the many functions and options that make this application so popular. This five-session course begins on Monday, Nov. 9. In Advanced Microsoft Excel 2007, perform a what-if analysis to track scenarios and generate summary reports. Analyze data using PivotTables to plan, design, create, update, or change the layout and format of a report; this threesession course begins on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Learn why a computer is so much more powerful and easier to use than your old typewriter in First Steps to Microsoft Word on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Create a document that will impress your friends; typing skills are not required. All courses are held from 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate & Community Programs at 854-6966.
Recruitment and hiring assistance
The Sussex Tech Adult Division can help area businesses hire the most qualified workers. The Division has programs ranging from pre-employment recruitment, assessment, and training to updating the skills of an existing workforce. In some cases, companies with similar needs have been able to combine employees to provide a more cost-effective training program. Specific assessment tools are available to target and test for the skills required for a defined job assignment. Sussex Tech has been successful using assessments for workplace behaviors, as well as basic skills in math and reading. Assessments are available for mechanical aptitude, aptitude in health careers, clerical, and food service, along with critical thinking skills for employability, work maturity and much more. All assessment packages are customized to meet the needs of each employer. In some cases, training programs could qualify for funding assistance from state agencies. The Sussex Tech Adult Division Corporate/Industrial Training coordinators are available to perform a training needs analysis. A free consultation is also available. For more information, call 856-9035 or visit www.SussexTechTraining.net.
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Ms. Bakir shows photos on the Internet of her school in France to Health Pro students Shelly Horsey of Laurel and Mercedez Bell of Seaford (both seated), as Media Broadcasting student Sarah Samaha of Milford looks on. Sarah served as the French interpreter for Ms. Bakir during her visit.
Principal from France pays visit The Delaware Department of Education recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Academie of Creteil, an academic region of France near Paris, to promote school and classroom partnerships and administrator, teacher and student exchanges. One of these principals visited Sussex Technical High School
on Thursday, Oct. 29. Ms. Bakhtat Bakir is principal of a professional/technical school, Lycee Professionnel Paul le Rolland, in the city of Drancy, France. During her daylong visit, she observed teaching techniques in classrooms, shadowed the administrative team during their daily routines, and mingled among the students. released Friday showing an unexpected jump in the U.S. unemployment rate to 10.2% in October.
Prices dip slightly
After weeks of steady increases, gasoline prices began to retreat slightly this week. The average U.S. retail price for regular gasoline dropped to $2.68 a gallon last Friday, down 2 cents over the week and 34 cents above year-ago prices. Crude Oil Prices Crude oil continued to trade above the Crude began last week at $77 a barrel and rallied through mid-week to above $81 a barrel, before retreating at week’s end to settle at $77.43 at Friday’s close, a 43-cent gain on the week. Crude’s mid-week rally was a result of a decline in U.S. crude oil inventories, a weakening dollar and slight demand increases. However, Labor Department data
Future Outlook “The recent pinch at the pump has motorists wondering if gas prices will continue to rise and if so by how much,” said Catherine L. Rossi, manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Crude oil has been the driving factor behind gas prices increases. Should crude oil level off in light of recent economic news, prices at the pump should begin to stabilize and eventually decline.” Local pricing On Tuesday gas stations from Delmar to Greenwood were selling regular gasoline in a range from $2.439 to $2.659 a gallon. The lowest price was eight cents a gallon higher than a week ago and the highest price a penny more.
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Unfortunate transformation at age 16 I suppose I could say it was because I had a deep respect for my ony indsor elderly school teachers, or perhaps because I was raised with a certain I cannot understand degree of self and mutual respect. why I found it necBut, in actuality the real reason I worked so hard to avoid getting essary to transform into trouble at school was because I knew that if I did get in trouble my into a poster child for father would beat me like a congo ‘Morons, Inc.’ drum. Dad’s philosophy was clear. He told my teachers that if I acted up the entire lunch period. in school they could beat me there and Given my lifelong propensity for being he would beat me when I got home. If awkward and clumsy, I had a deep seated that was simply an idle threat to keep me fear of being made to stand in the circle scared straight, it worked. on one leg. It would certainly have been a I recall in elementary school there were source of great entertainment for the rest some rather odd ways that teachers and of the kids in the cafeteria as they watched the principal dealt with kids who were less me bob and weave in a fruitless effort to than cooperative in the area of behavior. stay balanced on one leg. I can imagine it It was not unusual while eating lunch would have been like watching a buffalo in the cafeteria to see several school mates dance the tango. standing at the front of the room balancing No, I seemed very content to act like on one leg. I had a reasonable amount of sense when There were four or five circles taped I was attending elementary school. The on the floor of the cafeteria up near the behavioral deterrents offered by my father stage area. The idea was to have rebellious and the school administration seemed to youngsters stand inside these circles on work in terms of keeping me on my toes one leg. This would actually go on during
LEE NAMED PRESIDENT - At the October meeting of the Sussex County Volunteer Firemen’s Association (SCVFA), Biff Lee (left) was installed as the organization’s president for 2009-2010. Here he is pinned by his mother Janet. Biff is a past president of the Laurel Fire Department where he has served for almost 40 years. He will be the tenth member of the Laurel Fire Dept. to serve as president. Biff’s father Cliff was president in 1983-1984. Danny Mitchell of Rehoboth Beach was installed as first vice-president, Bill Buckaloo of Lewes, second vice-president; Guy Hudson of Roxana, secretary; and Lawrence Sammons of Ellendale, treasurer.
Special workshop for organist, choirmaster
George Bayley, organist and choirmaster at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Lewes, who will be retiring December 31, will be celebrated by the Southern Delaware Chapter of American Guild of Organists at a workshop November 17 at St. Peter’s. The workshop, “Walking through his books of composition and the symphonic concept of the organ at St. Peter’s,” will be led by him. The public is cordially invited. After January 1, 2010, Bayley will freelance and be available to serve as an interim
organist or on a substitute basis, as well as conduct workshops, anywhere in the USA and the UK. Bayley has played many organ recitals in the USA, Ireland, Scotland, and England. In more recent years, Bayley has become increasingly active as a composer, having published more than 200 works. A book of Christmas anthems, a third anthem book, and a sequel to the Celtic hymnal currently are under preparation. Many of his compositions have been aired on American Media as well as on the BBC.
and fearful of the consequences of ignorant, heathen actions. Well, actually it worked well the first nine years of school. For some reason when I got into tenth grade I turned on like a drug-induced ape. I cannot for the life of me understand why at the age of about 16, I suddenly found it necessary to transform into a poster child for “Morons, Inc.” It was not as if Dad caved in under the pressure. As a matter of fact, the more rebellious and heathenistic my behavior became, the more confident Dad seemed to become about dealing with me. It was as if he rose to the occasion. Dad was like a warrior. The more he was challenged, the stronger he got. This was definitely not in my best interest. I knew he was like a brick wall, yet time after time I would run at breakneck speed into his wrath. Dad had no patience with irreverent behavior from a young’un, but the most serious offense in his book was when we would “sass” or become disrespectful. I recall blatantly telling Dad one evening that I questioned his justification for expecting me to get a haircut. Dad was never in the mood for having diplomatic
relationships with his kids. It was a dictatorship and Dad ruled. So, when I left Dad with the impression that I was not going to follow his orders and get a haircut, it was as if at that moment he began transforming into the Incredible Hulk. It started with his eyes. It seemed his eyes became enflamed with rage. He began breathing harder and his hands seemed to involuntarily clench. He pushed himself up from the table and the chair he was sitting in flew across the kitchen floor like it was on ice. I am not sure if it was the dramatic scene that was unfolding in front of my eyes, or possibly the fact that I knew with great certainty that Dad was about to roll me around the kitchen like a used tire, that caused me to recant my previous statement. Just scant seconds before Dad pounced on me like a bobcat on a mule carcass, I threw up the white flag. At that moment I would have been willing to get up from the table and walk the seven miles to the barber. Without striking a single blow Dad made his point and got his desired results. Now, that is talent.
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TRICK OR TREAT - Halloween night found lots of characters roaming the streets trick or treating for goodies. Shown here is the Seaford James gang (formerly of Laurel) from left, “Lady Bug” Makayla, “Dorothy” Haylee, “Princess Ariel” Cadence and “Jem” Carol, their chaperone and mom.
MIxER - State Rep. Danny Short, left, and Steve Rose, president and CEO of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, have a chat during the recent Seaford-Laurel Chamber of Commerce mixer at Barton’s Grand Rental on U.S. 13 north of Seaford.
LIBRARY DONATION - Soroptimist International of Seaford presented a second installment to fund the Children’s Program Room at the new Seaford Library and Cultural Center. SI of Seaford is committed to providing service to local, national and international communities promoting human rights and the status of women. Shown here are members of the SI Board: Cyndie Figgs, Sherry Wix, Rose Adams (Seaford Library), Nancy Hickman (president), Debbie O’Donnell, Michele Procino-Wells, Susan White and Barbara Adams.
BETA SIGMA PHI - The members of Beta Sigma Phi, Laureate Epsilon Chapter, Seaford, began this sorority year by joining together to worship at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown. At the 8 a.m. service, each member brought school supplies which were later delivered to North Georgetown Elementary by member Ginny Wright and Bobbi Quillen, from St. Paul’s. After church everyone returned to the home of Leeann Wells for a delicious brunch prepared by the executive board. Left to right: Jane Burlingame, Leeann Wells, Ann Pfarr, Ginny Wright, Jane Ellen Hiller, Joanne Gegner, Lucy Lutz, Edna Millman. SEAFORD: Isolated Country Living! Brand new 3 BR, 2 1/2 bath home at the end of secluded dead end stone road, just east of town! Fully complete, furnished & priced to sell at $189,900! Owner says bring all offers! Must see! ATLANTA ESTATES, SEA- REDUCED! FORD - Act Now! An affordRealtor able home w/plenty of living 302-258-5467 space! 4 BRs & LR, FR, firstname.lastname@example.org fice, sunroom & screen porch! Upgraded kitchen w/all new The FARRIS DEAL appliances! Tile flrs & Corian in real estate! Ready to move in! Newly painted, oversized 2-car The countertops! garage & too many other features to list! $219,900.
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
Contributions continue to roll in for Seaford library
The Seaford Library continues having success in raising the funds to build, furnish and operate the future Library and Cultural Center. Individual donations have been as high as $250,000 and Foundation donations have been as high as $500,000. The most surprising donation was received by an unidentified homeless man who understood the value of a library to the community. Was it the free access to reading material and the Internet to seek employment or governmental aid, or just a place to come in out of the weather? Our new library will provide all that and more. The facility will have over 30 computers available for public use, a computer training room with 16 computers to educate library patrons, a children’s program room, and individual study modules. The Cultural Center will consist of a multipurpose community room, a conference/ exhibit room, kitchen and bathrooms, all of which will be available both during and after library hours. As a patron, you probably save over $200 each year in the cost of books, CDs and DVDs. If every Seaford family made a one time contribution of $200 now, we could raise $400,000, which would allow the library to open debt free. Everyone who makes a contribution toward the construction of the library will be recognized by name on a display in the lobby. Have you made your contribution yet? Contact the library Steering Committee at 629-2466 or 629-2101 to do so.
Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion
NEW HANDRAIL - The Seaford Community Concert Association donated a handrail for the front steps of Seaford High School, the venue for the SCCA concerts. Showing teamwork in the installation of the handrail is Roy Whitaker, chief of Buildings and Grounds; Clarence Davis, Senior High School principal; Phil Livingston, SCCA Concert chairman; and Allan Kittila, president of SCCA.
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers
AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service is looking for volunteers to help senior and low income taxpayers complete their 2009 federal and state income tax returns. This is a free community service sponsored by AARP in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Sites are equipped with computer hardware and software to prepare and file returns electronically. We need volunteers for assignments in Western Sussex County (Delmar to Greenwood). Computer literate volunteers will prepare income tax returns. Other volunteers are needed to greet clients and to check accuracy of results. Volunteers will receive free tax training and are asked to give a commitment of four hours per week over the 10 week tax preparation period. For more contact Bill Watt at 262-0516 or Melvin Koster at 628-3849.
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SEAFORD PARADE DONATION - County Bank is kicking off the holidays with a $200 donation to The Downtown Seaford Association for the 24th Annual Seaford Christmas Parade, “The Gifts of Christmas.” The parade will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. Rain date is Sunday, Dec. 6, at 2 p.m. From left, Sara Lee Thomas, fundraising chairwoman for the Seaford Christmas Parade, accepts a check from Linda Gunson, assistant vice-president and branch manager of County Bank’s Seaford branch.
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The 13th annual Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11, 12 and 13. On Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. guided tours of all of the Mansion’s 13 rooms in their holiday splendor will be available. Another highlight of the afternoon will be John Kisela providing music on his dulcimer. The dulcimer is an instrument used in the 1700s. It was developed by the Dutch and German settlers in the southern Appalachian mountains. It consists of 3 or 4 strings stretched over an elongated sound box that is held on the lap. This instrument produces a sound that is reminiscent of years ago which makes it especially appropriate for the Ross Mansion at this festive time. Also open for touring that day will be the only documented slave quarter in Delaware. This building was found in a wooded tract in back of the mansion. The University of Delaware studied and evaluated it as being absolutely authentic. An old insurance map designated where it had been when it had been occupied by the slaves owned by Governor Ross. That is where it is located now. The Christmas Boutique in the mansion gift shop offers many unique and handmade items ideal for Christmas giving. It will be open during all of the Victorian Christmas days. There will be decorated Christmas trees throughout the mansion decorated by youth groups in the area. The gigantic live tree in the formal parlor is special because it is decorated with all natural items. Refreshments will be served in the dining room. The charge for Saturday afternoon will be $7 per person. All proceeds from the Victorian Christmas will be used for operation and maintenance of the Seaford Museum and the Ross Mansion. For more information call the Seaford Historical Society office at 6289828.
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
Opinion Editorial Operation Christmas CHEER 2009
Are you or your organization looking for a worthwhile project to help during the Christmas season? Then CHEER has an opportunity for you. The Nutrition Program of CHEER, Inc. will be conducting Operation Christmas CHEER 2009. This program consists of four major segments. They are as follows: 1. CHEER Nutrition Program offers a hot Christmas Day meal and small fruit basket to seniors 50+ and over who need a meal and do not have family that will be with them on Christmas Day. The meal consists of a traditional Roast Turkey dinner with all the trimmings and is delivered to the participants on Christmas morning between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are used to deliver the meals. The program provided close to 300 meals on Christmas Day 2008. The average cost of the meal is $5. 2. CHEER Nutrition also provides each meal recipient with a wrapped Christmas gift. This may be the only gift that they receive this Christmas. 3. CHEER Nutrition also collects and distributes food baskets for the seniors who are economically disadvantaged and cannot afford to buy adequate food and are faced with no food by the end of the month. 4. CHEER, Inc. also provides seniors with pet foods since it is an established fact that seniors will eat half of the home-delivered meals and give the rest to their pets because they cannot afford pet food. If you or your organization can help provide a hot meal, volunteer to deliver a meal on Christmas day; purchase, wrap and donate a gift; collect can goods for the food baskets; or donate cat and/or dog food to help in this endeavor, contact Florence Mason at 845-6759. A one-time gift of $5 will sponsor a meal. A gift of $100 will sponsor a meal every day a month to a senior who is homebound. A gift of $300 will sponsor a meal every day for three months. If you would like to sponsor a senior for meals, call 856-5187 and ask for Florence. Someone once said, the smallest gift is better than the greatest intention. Maybe this is the year for you or you group to reach out to members of our society that will not be served unless you help.
AARP working to help protect the interest of its membership By Jeanne Nutter
AARP Delaware state president
After a lifetime of hard work, no older American deserves to spend their later years struggling with medical bills. That is why AARP has been fighting so hard to ensure older Americans are getting the health care coverage they deserve. We have read the House of Representatives’ Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962) and the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act (H.R. 3961) and we can say with confidence that they meet our priorities for protecting Medicare and stopping insurance companies from denying people affordable coverage because of their age. For the more than 45 million Americans in Medicare – nearly 140,000 in Delaware – the House plan makes prescription drugs more affordable, by completely closing the dangerous gap in prescription
Guest Column drug coverage known as the doughnut hole, and allowing Medicare to negotiate prescription drug costs. It also adds preventive benefits like cancer screenings free of charge, cracks down on waste and fraud, protects the traditional Medicare benefits people in the program rely on and ensures seniors get access to the doctor of their choice or can find a new doctor when they need one. For all Americans – including our younger members who often struggle to find affordable insurance (nearly 18,000 Delawareans age of 50 to 64 are uninsured) – the House plan makes coverage more affordable by strictly limiting how much more insurance companies can charge based on age. Americans will also no longer be denied
Letters to the Editor Bridgeville Fire Co. anniversary
The Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. will celebrate its 100th anniversary on Dec. 19. On Dec. 14, 1909, the citizens of the Town of Bridgeville held a meeting at the old Opera House. This meeting was monumental in organizing a Volunteer Fire Company for the community. Appointed positions were filled with selected residents to secure the necessary membership to incorporate what is known as the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. The Bridgeville Fire Company is currently staffed by 60 volunteer members and two professional EMT’s who answer over 300 fire calls and 800 ambulance calls annually. The Company is led by president, Allen Parsons and chief, Jack Cannon. A century has passed since this meeting took place. In celebration,
the department will hold a 100th Anniversary Parade and Open House on Saturday, Dec. 19. For more information, call 542-0661.
children are protected. For our children, the Obama adminstration says to wash your hands.
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No H1N1 vaccine for my kids
President Obama’s children have received the very scarce H1N1 vaccine. Like the President, I too would like to protect my kids from the potentially deadly swine flu, but unlike the President, I cannot. The vaccine is unavailable to my kids. Their pediatrician reports that none is available and he’s not sure when it will be available. Plus, he says that when it becomes available, my kids will still have to wait because they are not in a high risk group. High risk patients have priority. It’s great that the Obama
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coverage based on health history or discriminated against because of gender, and those who still cannot afford insurance on their own will receive help to purchase affordable coverage. In addition, the House plan begins to repair the country’s outdated system of long-term care with new provisions to help people prepare for their long-term care needs and live in their own homes as they grow older, by creating a voluntary insurance program to help people pay for those needs. That’s why we’re going to keep working with members of the House and Senate to ensure our priorities are included in any final health care reform bill. We will fight with the strength of our nearly 40 million members against any proposal that would hurt rather than help Medicare or older Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care. It’s time we had health care worth fighting for!
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The President argues that his decision over Afghanistan strategy is too serious not to study the issue. He has given himself a lot of time to collect and think over the information and is still mulling it over. Cannot the same argument be made about health care reform? Let those who represent us in Washington be deliberate over this important issue impacting all Americans. Take the time to have public hearings, collect information, think it over, and then draft legislation that is open for public review. Jayne Walters
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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 12 - 18, 2009
Chasing toxic ghosts, response to Richard Eger’s critique By Daniel Richardson Editor
Two weeks ago I wrote an opinion piece on the anti-vaccine movement. In it, I stated that the claim made by various anti-vaccination groups that vaccines cause autism is unfounded and unscientific. I then looked at a few of the various toxins that anti-vaccinationists claim are responsible for an increase in autism prevalence. Richard Eger, a man I respect and usually agree with, wrote in to say that my attention is misplaced regarding autism. Mr. Eger wrote that two of the chemicals I mentioned, formaldehyde and aluminum, are known “bad actors.” In the case of formaldehyde, Mr. Eger says that, according to the National Cancer Institute, the chemical is a known carcinogen. What this would have to do with autism I am not sure, but at any rate I went to the NCI website to look at what they said about formaldehyde. I found out that the chemical is indeed linked to some cancers and is listed as a carcinogen. What Mr. Eger failed to mention, however, was that the NCI only considers occupational exposure to formaldehyde to be a risk factor for developing cancer. In other words, people who work with formaldehyde day in and day out, such as anatomists and embalmers, are at an increased risk for cancer. As I stated in my original column, “none of (the chemicals) have been shown to be harmful at the levels they appear in vaccines.” The formaldehyde found in vaccines
is at such low levels that it is biologically impossible for it to be harmful. In fact, formaldehyde is naturally present in infants at birth in much higher levels than found in any vaccine. Mr. Eger also states that aluminum ions in the brain can adversely impact thinking and reasoning processes. Again, I am not arguing that these chemicals are completely harmless. What I am arguing is that the amount of aluminum contained in vaccines is not toxic. A study conducted by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry looked at all sources of aluminum exposure in infants, including from medical procedures, breast milk and vaccines, and concluded that, of the overall body burden for infants due to aluminum exposure, vaccines are likely a minor source. Not only that, but vaccines are injected into muscles, not directly into the blood. Research suggests that by doing it this way, muscles are able to process out most of the already trace amounts of aluminum before they reach the blood. Furthermore, aluminum salts are used in vaccines as an adjuvant. An adjuvant is used to provoke an immune system response to the injected vaccine. If they were not used, we would need to use a higher dose of the vaccine in order to get the same affect. Wouldn’t the anti-vaccine crowd love that? Mr. Eger then goes on to point out that the number of children diagnosed with autism is increasing. He says that there are some credulous individuals who argue that
the number isn’t really increasing, we are just counting more closely. I agree that this would be a bad argument, however it is really a straw man that doesn’t reflect the views of medical professionals. For details on what the medical community thinks about this increase, see Dr. Policastro’s column on page 26. Mr. Eger states that neither him nor I have the scientific background to say whether or not there is a connection between vaccines and autism. Now, if we were talking about a subject of which no scientific consensus had been reached, I would agree. However, there is a plethora of research looking at a possible connection between vaccines and autism and virtually every study shows that there is no connection. Study after study continues to show no link, and the only thing that more research would do is take resources away from finding the actual cause and developing methods to deal with it. It’s not helpful to continue pushing the myth that vaccines cause autism. Not only is there no evidence to support the charge, but there are real world consequences. Right now we are in the midst of flu season and have the new H1N1 strand to deal with as well. The CDC estimates that 36,000 people a year die from the seasonal flu and, with this new strain, that number can be expected to be higher this year. Spreading unfounded vaccination fear around can only result in that number increasing. When parents are deceived by anti-vaccination propaganda and refuse to have their
kids vaccinated, not only does it put their kids in danger of getting a disease that could potentially kill them, but it puts other kids that come into contact with them in danger as well. Especially those that have underlying health conditions and are unable to get vaccinated themselves. Vaccines have eradicated smallpox and made polio, measles, diphtheria and whooping cough extremely rare. Recently seven children in Pennsylvania came down with meningitis, four died and none of them had been vaccinated against the disease. When Amy Wallace wrote a story for Wired magazine exposing the myth of a connection between vaccines and autism, she received a lot of hate mail, but also a lot of praise from parents with autistic children who are glad someone is speaking out about this issue. One reader from Washington state wrote, “Our oldest son, now 10, was diagnosed with autism at age 3. He showed signs of autism from a very young age… Autism will never kill my child. But many diseases targeted by immunizations sure could. The autism community burns time, resources, and, most importantly, credibility, chasing toxic ghosts. These resources instead could and should be spent on research – not just for cures, but for interventions to help kids and adults with autism thrive.” I couldn’t agree more. It is not the people speaking out against anti-vaccinationists who are holding back autism research, it is those that, in spite of the evidence, continue to chase toxic ghosts.
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FRANKLY SPEAKING-THE GOVERNOR RACES November 7, 2009 - Filed under: Political — Frank Calio @ 7:49 am
Both political parties have been busy putting a spin on why their party won or lost the elections in NJ, VA and NY. Winning the governor’s seat is a big deal; there are thousands of political appointments and if your party’s president is in power it could mean millions in grants for the state. Outside of that state elections are like the late former House Speaker Tip O’Neill use to say, “All politics is local.” We usually vote for the local person we know personally or like their style. I can’t seen these elections as a referendum on the president. While spending is up, the results of his efforts ae beginning to show; job losses are still coming, unemployment is climbing, but the number of unemployment claims have dropped significantly, corporate profits are climbing, retail sales are showing improvement and the stock market has hit the highest numbers in several years. The comeback in the economy will take time. We have to be patient, something Americans have very little of. Off year elections traditionally do not favor the party in power. Promises made by a president often run into
opposition in Congress even if your party is in power and what a president proposes doesn’t always get passed. This president is finding opposition from his own party. Lobbyists become involved and good legislation is not often passed or is diluted to where it becomes ineffective. Politically a party should pass the tough controversal legislation the first year so public opinion has time to cool. The stimulus package was one that was gotten out-of-the-way. If it works and employment is up those in Congress have a chance to be reelected; if all fails look out for a swing in Congress. The health bill is holding back the Democrats now. This recent election should be a wake up call to the Democrats that the public is expecting the promise of health care reform to pass. If the Democrats don’t deliver on their promises they will be booted out next election and rightfully so. (See the rest of this column on-line).
and I stopped for a short visit with son #2 and family in Chesapeake, VA. While my bride baby sat, my son, his lovely bride and I went to see a movie at what is called a Cinema Cafe. I’ve heard of Internet Cafe’s where you can grab a bite to eat while surfing the internet, but never a movie where you could dine and watch a flick. Located in the Greenbrier Mall there is a theater showing 3 movies; I believe. You go in and you can sit behind a counter or around a table & chairs as we did and order off a full menu from popcorn to pizza, a Philly Steak sandwich, wings, and more; soda and beer. A little pricey, but better than theme park prices. A waiter/waitress takes your order, brings your food and comes back to ask if you need anything else, then brings the tab. Not only was the movie enjoyable (less than $4 for admission) but being able to have room to stretch, and swivel in your chair was a treat.
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CASTLE: NO ON HEALTH CARE BILL
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This country boy doesn’t get out much but when I do get out of Laurel I usually come back finding something new that hasn’t yet reached my area. On the way home from TN my bride
November 8, 2009; Filed under: Healthcare — Frank Calio @ 2:13 pm
Delaware’s Congressman Mike Castle, (R) voted no with fellow Republicans as the House version of the Health Care Bill passed the House late Saturday evening 220-215. Only one
Republican voted for the bill. I know there is a lot of controversy over the bill; pros and cons from both sides. I’m sure Social Security and Medicare were not perfect bills when they were first enacted, but over the years Congress has found what works and what does not. I think we have a good system in both categories. I know there is a cost; there is to most legislation. But I know when I see the emgerency rooms filled with people who have no doctors or health care, and hospitals cry their bottom line of uncollectables are in the millions and climbing, I know one thing; we are paying for the care of those without health care now. I can’t see where it’s going to cost any more to help these people obtain health care. Time will tell. Both parties admit overwhelmingly the health care system needs revamping. The Republicans being in the minority certainly don’t want the Democrats to gain credit for the bill if it works. I understand that; its politics. Democrats play the same game when they are in the minority. But I fault the Republican Party for not coming up with a bill of their own instead of using scare tactics like leaving the elderly to die. Pitch your case. It’s easy to be critical, a Monday morning quarterback ,but sticking your neck out on the limb takes courage.
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