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News SAVINGS - IRS says weatherize your home and save two ways. Page 2 SANTA - Quillen family delights children with Santa’s House. Page 3 BUSINESS - Allen’s employees benefit from area realtor program. Page 5 HEROES - Area entertainer enjoys helping those less fortunate. Page 8 GOURMET - Four great recipes for your Thanksgiving leftovers. Page 22 TONY - The holidays are about family, sometimes too much family. Page 24 NO DEPOSIT - New recycling law goes into effect in December replacing 5-cent deposit. Page 31 ENTERTAINMENT - Emma Scott will entertain for special children’s event. Page 36

Sports Regional champs - The Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee and Midget football teams received a hero’s welcome last Saturday night following their wins in the Eastern Regional championships. Page 37 Back-to-back - The Sussex Tech varsity field hockey team won back-to-back state titles with a 3-1 win over Tower Hill last Saturday in Dover. Page 38 First win - The Delmar varsity football team defeated St. Georges, 22-16, in the first round of the state tournament last weekend. Page 37

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Laurel School District residents show their support for Superintendent Dr. John McCoy during a recent Laurel School Board meeting. The Board will vote on administrative contracts next month. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel School Board hears from public about Dr. McCoy By Mike McClure The Laurel School Board addressed the district’s accountability status during last Wednesday’s meeting. The Board also heard from more members in the public, most of whom spoke in support of Superintendent Dr. John McCoy. First on the agenda was the board’s response to the district’s accountability rating. “It’s the board’s desire to increase the awareness of what the accountability situation is here at Laurel,” said School Board President Lois Hartstein. The Laurel School District is one

of eight districts under improvement based on last year’s state testing. Only one district received a superior rating, there were no commendable districts, and 10 are under academic review and could go under improvement if they don’t meet state standards this year. Laurel, which is in year two under improvement, could move to academic watch if it does not meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) standards this year. According to Laurel administrators Sandy Baker and Gail Fowler, the district is taking the following steps to meet AYP: employing six teach-

ers above the unit count with grant funds, receiving Title 1 funds for math intervention teachers, implementing an inclement weather bus (Dec. 6-April 21) to help attendance, improving positive behavior supports in all schools, and getting grants for technology in the classrooms. The district is also revising its Race to the Top grant, realigning the K-12 curriculum, building 21st century schools, and implementing problem base mathematics programs. As for how the community can help students improve on the tests, Continued on page 4

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MORNING STAR • NOV. 25 - Dec. 1, 2010

IRS says weatherize your home and save two ways

People can now weatherize their homes and be rewarded for their efforts. According to the Internal Revenue Service, homeowners making energy-saving improvements this fall can cut their winter heating bills and lower their 2010 tax bill as well. Last year’s Recovery Act expanded two home energy tax credits: the nonbusiness energy property credit and the residential energy efficient property credit.

Nonbusiness Energy Property Credit This credit equals 30 percent of what a homeowner spends on eligible energy-saving improvements, up to a maximum tax credit of $1,500 for the combined 2009 and 2010 tax years. The cost of certain highefficiency heating and air conditioning systems, water heaters and stoves that burn biomass all qualify, along with labor costs for installing these items. In addition, the cost of energy-efficient windows and skylights, energyefficient doors, qualifying insulation and certain roofs also qualify for the credit, though the cost of installing these items does not

Nanticoke Health Services welcomes Dr. Nguyen

Nanticoke Health Services welcomes Hang Nguyen, DO to the Nanticoke Physician Network. Dr. Nguyen specializes in family medicine and joins the Nanticoke FamNguyen ily Practice Center at 1320 Middleford Rd., Suite 202, Seaford. The practice is accepting new patients. Dr. Nguyen completed her residency in Osteopathic and Family Medicine at The Reading Hospital & Medical Center, Pennsylvania. Before joining Nanticoke Health Services, Dr. Nguyen worked as family medicine clinician and also served as clinical director at Franktown Community Health Center, Virginia. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is fluent in Vietnamese.

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count. By spending as little as $5,000 before the end of the year on eligible energy-saving improvements, a homeowner can save as much as $1,500 on his or her 2010 federal income tax return. Due to limits based on tax liability, amounts spent on eligible energy-saving improvements in 2009, other credits claimed by a particular taxpayer and other factors, actual tax savings will vary. These tax savings are on top of any energy savings that may result.

Residential Energy Efficient Property Credit Homeowners going green should also check out a second tax credit designed to spur investment in alternative energy equipment. The residential energy efficient property credit equals 30 percent of what a homeowner spends on qualifying property such as solar electric systems, solar hot water heaters, geothermal heat pumps, wind turbines, and fuel cell property. Generally, labor costs are included when figuring this credit. Also, except for fuel cell prop-

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Quillen family delights children with Santa’s House By Lynn R. Parks

Sharon Quillen was born on Halloween. Because of that, she said, she has always loved to dress up in costume. But one day a year wasn’t enough. Several years ago, she decided to expand her costume season and dress up as Mrs. Claus for Christmas. Her husband, Charles, joined in the fun and dressed up as Santa. “I thought it would be fun,” said Quillen, 52, of between Bridgeville and Georgetown. “We invited friends and family over and everybody loved it and wanted us to keep doing it.” That was in 2004. This year, she and Charles will once again welcome the public to Santa’s House, to talk with Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy the thousands of holiday lights and refreshments. Visitors will also be welcome to feed the herd of reindeer that the Quillens keep in their back yard. The reindeer, the oldest of which used to live on the grounds of Woodbridge Elementary School in Greenwood, range in age from just a few months to several years. “I think that the reindeer are why so many people like it here,” Quillen said. “It seems real here, because of them.” Quillen said that every year, more and more people visit the display. While she doesn’t have an exact count, she said, she feels sure that hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people were there last year. The

only cost is for parents who want to have a picture of their children with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. This year, for the first time, the Quillens are asking people who attend to bring canned goods and new or gently-used toys and clothes to donate to those in need. “Because of the economy being so bad, we wanted to do something to help kids in the area,” Sharon Quillen said. “There are a lot of families in need,” added Charles Quillen in a letter to the community. “This economy has robbed parents of their dreams for their children. And for some parents it has robbed them of their dignity.” Sharon Quillen said that she is not sure how the donated goods will be distributed. People who know of a family in need can e-mail information to the Quillens at It may be, she added, that she turns to area churches and charitable organizations for help in getting the toys and clothes to people who need them. The Quillens start decorating their house and yard in September. Nearly all of their seven and a half acres are decorated, Sharon Quillen said, including the Quillens’ house and two rental houses on the property. Santa’s house is also hung with lights. New this year will be two more houses, one for the donations people bring to Santa’s House and the other for refresh-

Mr. and Mrs. Claus - Sharon and Charles Quillen, with their granddaughter, Patience Lecates, 5, of Bridgeville. Lecates helps out as an elf at Santa’s House.

ments. Also new will be an arch over the entrance to the yard. The archway, decorated in lights, will read, “The Magic of Christmas.” “My mom is always talking about how she loves the magic of Christmas,” said Julie Lecates, Bridgeville, Sharon Quillen’s daughter. Lecates and her sister, Katie Sullivan, Georgetown, dress as Raggedy

Ann to help their mother and stepfather. Lecates’ children, Tiffany Webb, Monica Porter, Patience Lecates and Cameron Porter, dress as elves, as does Daryan Carr, Lecates’ stepson. Quillen’s neighbor Tim Jester helps to put up the decorations. Sharon Quillen said that despite all the work involved, she is looking forward to Continued to page 47


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“We all know parents are out student first and most important teachers,” Baker said. “Encourage your child to do their best on the test.” Baker also suggested that parents should attend school events, make sure their children attend school regularly and on time, take advantage of after school academic programs, volunteer, and help with the planning of the new schools. But the large on crowd on hand at last week’s meeting was there to voice continued support for McCoy. The district will vote on administrator contracts at the December board meeting. “What you do is very important. Each one of you is very important to this town as is Superintendent John McCoy,” said Laurel Town Council President and Laurel resident Terry Wright. “Is this a wise time to even consider a new superintendent when we have the best superintendent

we’ve had since the 1980’s? Lifelong resident Chad Miller presented the Board with a petition with 450 signatures in support of McCoy. “His job is to run the school district. It should not be micromanaged by the school board,” Donna Reed said. “We have a graveyard in Laurel that buries this kind of stuff (Bill Hitch’s embezzlement) and this time it didn’t get buried,” said Betty Lecate, who joined other residents in praising McCoy for discovering the embezzlement and exposing it. “He’s not just in Laurel, he’s where they (students) are,” Bonnie Bly Elliott said of McCoy, who she said is the first superintendent she has seen at any school function. Editor’s note: A recent ad in the Laurel Star, sponsored by the Friends of Dr. John McCoy, had the wrong phone number for Board member Dot Hickman. The correct number is 258-6799.

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Thanks to a local church, “Caroling in the Park” is coming to Laurel. During the recent meeting of Laurel Mayor and Council, Laurel resident Larry Calhoun, a member of the Bayview Baptist Church, said the church will be holding a special “Caroling in the Park,” event in Laurel’s Market Square Park, on Thursday, Dec. 16 beginning at 7 p.m. Calhoun said plans call for hot chocolate and possibly a Santa Claus to pass out candy to the children. It is hoped the event will become an annual tradition in Laurel.

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Allen’s employees benefit from area realtor program

Maria Flores learned on Wednesday, Nov. 10, that what she thought was just a pipe dream could one day soon become reality – walking through the front door of her very own home may not be such a farfetched idea after all. “I learned today that there are classes and programs that, in the long run, could help me to purchase my own home,” says Flores, a 36-year-old mother of five. “I really appreciate the opportunity to come to a class like this and learn how I can one day do that.” Flores and more than 20 other employees of Allen’s Family Foods in Harbeson attended the hour-long class on Nov. 10. The gathering provided the poultry plant’s employees with tools that could one day help them purchase their own slice of the American dream. The class was organized and run by members of the Sussex County Association of Realtors (SCAOR), which is partnering with local employers to tackle many of the hurdles prospective homeowners face when searching for their first home. Dubbed Employer Assisted Housing, or EAH, the program enables employees to purchase a home, often in neighborhoods near their workplace. “We feel, in the long term, that having happy employees who are satisfied with the quality of their lives will benefit the company,” says Fred Downs, Allen’s manager of human resources. “We’re trying to be the employer of choice and we feel this is one small way that we can help our

employees.” Allen’s Family Foods is one of the first Sussex County businesses to come on board with the project, a local version of a National Association of Realtors’ outreach effort. The program is coordinated by SCAOR’s Housing Opportunity Partner (HOP) committee and funded through a grant from the National Association of Realtors. Other Sussex County employers are expected to begin participating in the program soon. “We had an excellent turnout and we’re very thankful that Allen’s allowed us to come in and do this presentation on-site,” says Betty Lewis Kasperski, the chairman of SCAOR’s HOP committee and a realtor with Del-Mar-Va Real Estate. “It was more enthusiastic than I anticipated. People are really looking to achieve homeownership; that is still the American dream.” So more of Allen’s Spanish-speaking employees could participate in the program, SCAOR asked local pastor and Hispanic activist Israel Figueroa to give them an extra helping hand. Once an employee of the Sussex County poultry industry himself, Figueroa says the benefits of this new program could be far-reaching throughout Delaware’s southernmost county. “Having a program like this is just a fantastic idea,” says Figueroa, pastor of Iglesia de Dios Maranatha near Seaford. “This is a way where they can save their

Grace Bolden-Wilson, a housing counselor with First State Community Action Agency, explains some of the programs available through her organization during an event at Allen’s Family Foods.

money, trust in what they are doing and have their dreams of having a home of their own come true one day.” To Flores, and hard-working people like her, that’s exactly what she desires – the tools to one day purchase a place of her own, a place to raise her children and be free of a $900 a month rent payment that is essentially paying someone else’s

mortgage. Says Flores, “I’ll do whatever I can to make sure that my kids can have a decent home.” For more information about how your business can utilize SCAOR’s Employer Assisted Housing program, contact Tracy Lee Elmore at 855-2300, ext. 205, or


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CFM top producers named

Kathy Farnell, vice president of Callaway, Farnell and Moore Real Estate in Seaford, announces the firm’s top producers for October. Bev Blades was the top listing agent and Dee Cross was the top selling agent.

exchange for an unwrapped gift for a boy or girl of any age. You may also donate unwrapped toys without receiving a free service. Current clients are asked to bring their gifts on or before Dec. 11, to receive their adjustment. New clients may bring their gifts in before Dec. 11 to get a full spinal evaluation worth up to $150. Call Peninsula Chiropractic Center at 629-4344 to make your appointment. Each person donating a gift will be eligible for free prizes donated by local merchants and may enter a grand prize drawing.

Elmore receives RCE designation

TracyLee Elmore, executive assistant of the Sussex County Association of Realtors, has received the Realtor Certified Executive (RCE) designation from the National Association of Realtors. Elmore will receive an award plaque from representatives of the Delaware Association of Realtors during an upcoming event.

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Home Team top producers

Home Team Realty of Seaford announces that Bobby Nibblett was the top listing agent and Rick Bennett was the top producer for October. To list or purchase a home, contact Home Team Realty at 629-7711.

Gottschalk joins Bank of Delmarva

Edward M. Thomas, president and chief executive officer of The Bank of Delmarva, announces that Brian C. Gottschalk has joined the bank as assistant vice president of Commercial Lending and Business Development. Gottschalk has Gottschalk more than 14 years of banking and financial services experience. Gottschalk’s office is located in Pelican Square on Coastal Highway in Rehoboth Beach.

2010 Annual Toy Drive

Peninsula Chiropractic Center and Isorobic Life Improvement Center in conjunction with Seaford/Blades Associated Charities announces the 2010 Annual Toy Drive. Toys will be delivered from Delmar to Seaford. The drive will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. to noon, at Peninsula Chiropractic Center located at 26685 Sussex Highway in Seaford. Receive a free chiropractic adjustment, spinal evaluation or fitness consultation in

The eighty-eighth annual stockholder’s meeting of Southern States Cooperative was held on Nov. 17, at the cooperative’s Richmond, Va. headquarters. Members of Southern States’ Board of Directors, stockholders and guests were given an overview of the cooperative’s performance during fiscal 2010, which ended in June.


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New CAFO regulations

New regulations concerning Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in Delaware are effective as of Nov. 11. Poultry farmers and livestock operations in the First State that are identified as CAFOs will need to apply for a CAFO permit within 90 days after the effective date of these regulations.  To apply for the permit, farmers and other livestock operators must send a signed Notice of Intent (NOI) and a copy of their most recent nutrient management plan (NMP) or animal waste management plan (AWMP) to the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) on or before Feb. 9, 2011.  To be accepted, all NMPs and AWMPs submitted must be written by a certified nutrient management consultant. Operations that are not currently defined as CAFOs but will become a CAFO in the future will need to submit a NOI at

least 180 days prior to beginning operations or as assigned by the Secretary of Agriculture. For more information or to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) contact Larry Towle at 698-4500 or 800-282-8685 (Delaware only) or

CrossFit Seaford opens

There’s a new game in town relative to fitness. CrossFit Seaford, located at 630W Stein Highway, opened on Oct. 15. CrossFit training, which takes place in small groups, offers a high level of personal attention with the addition of positive peer influence. CrossFit movements are based on natural, primal movements such as standing, sitting, throwing, lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing, running and punching. All fitness abilities are encouraged to join. New members will participate in private sessions where they will be taught and practice all the movements before joining a class. CFS will soon offer CrossFit Prime classes targeted for older members where workouts will focus on improving flexibility, balance, posture and strength. Kim Rogers is the co-owner and trainer at CrossFit Seaford. To reach Rogers, email or call 536-9102. For more information, including class schedules and pricing, visit www.

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Area entertainer enjoys helping those less fortunate By James Diehl Once a week, usually on a Monday or a Tuesday, a man with brightly colored clothing, a larger than life smile and hair that simply speaks for itself walks through the doors of the Stockley Center near Millsboro. By the time he leaves a few hours later, he’s made quite the impression – the world just seems a little brighter after spinning records, belting a few tunes and basically just brightening the day for dozens of good hearted people. His given name may be Phillip, but these people, his “family,” know him simply as “Sky.” “I’m a very religious person and I feel that God kind of guides you in the direction he wants you to go in your life,” says Sky Brady, a long-time disc jockey and entertainer, both in his native Philadelphia and, for the last 18 years, in Sussex County. “I’ve always felt that my direction has been to help people who are less fortunate than me. I do that with what I know, and that’s music.” Brady grew up in Philadelphia, but he also spent some of his childhood in Nevada after his parents divorced. It’s those early days in the desert that not only cemented his interest in helping the mentally challenged, but it also provided the origins of his unique name. As is often the case with teenage boys, it was all about a girl. “We were out in the desert one night and a girl told me that I had sky blue eyes, so that’s how it happened. But I do like to mess around sometimes and tell people that I was born on an airplane or something like that,” says Brady with a chuckle. “Then when I started playing in a band in the early 1970s, it was a good name so I just kept it.” Brady has become very well known throughout Sussex County in recent years, today boasting more than 200 shows and appearances annually. But it’s the one day a week he visits the Stockley Center that means the most. The desk of his Georgetown-area home is adorned with photos that residents of Stockley have given him over the years. He’s even seen many residents and friends during their final moments of life. They are, in his words, his family. And listening to him talk about them, there’s no

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If you know of someone who has dedicated his or her life to service to others, suggest their names for this series. Contact James Diehl at 302-222-2685 or email Bryant Richardson, brichardson@ questioning his commitment to their wellbeing – by simply playing a few songs once a week. “I really get a lot out of going there,” he says. “I always feel like a million dollars when I leave, no matter how I felt when I walked in. It’s really amazing.” Now 57-years-old, Brady says he is the happiest he’s ever been in his life. He may not live in a fancy home, or drive the newest or most expensive car on the market, but he’s doing what he loves and making a difference in the lives of people less fortunate. He wouldn’t change a thing. “I’m just enjoying life a lot more now than when I was younger,” he says. Growing up, Brady was largely influenced by his grandmother, a woman who seemed almost saintly to him. He’s tried to emulate her actions throughout his life by doing the right thing and making a difference whenever possible. Sometimes, it’s just being there for someone that can make all the difference in the world. “My grandmother had a heart as big as Texas; she would do anything for anybody,” says Brady. “I think that rubbed off on me a little bit. If I saw somebody who needed something, it always meant more to me to help them rather than going out and buying a new Cadillac or something like that. I’ve just always kind of been drawn to people in need.” Brady has met scores of patients and staff of the Stockley Center during the 17 years he’s been making regular appearances there. All have been special, but some more memorable than others. Like the man who would almost always turn Brady’s solo show into a duet, each and every week. “This fellow would always come up on stage with me and play the guitar,” Brady

Phillip “Sky” Brady has been volunteering his time at the Stockley Center near Millsboro for the last 17 years. Working with people who are mentally challenged has become one of his major functions in life, one he enjoys more with each passing year.

remembers. “It got to the point where I started making a big fuss over him and he would just light up like a Christmas tree. I’d play a couple of songs and he’d wear his cowboy boots and we’d just have a good time.” This fellow artist passed away a few years ago, but Brady was allowed to visit him in his final moments, just to say “goodbye.” It wasn’t his first such visit and likely won’t be his last. Sky Brady was named a Jefferson Award winner in 2009, one of many honors and accolades he has received over the years. All are appreciated, though none are expected. “I really enjoy the awards I’ve gotten, but that’s not why I do this,” he explains. “And, to tell you the truth, I feel so small when I hear about what some of the other people do. I just do this because I love it.” Brady sees much joy during his weekly appearances at the Stockley Center; he also sees heartbreak and despair from time to time. But one constant among the residents at Stockley is that they all have big hearts;

they are genuinely good people who were simply cast an unfortunate lot in life. But they are human beings, a fact many people have trouble remembering from time to time. “Sometimes people are afraid to get near them. In society, especially growing up, if someone is different, you have a tendency to stay away from them,” says Brady. “But these people have big hearts and there are absolutely no inhibitions with them. What you see is what you get.” Phillip “Sky” Brady has been volunteering his time with the Stockley Center for more than a decade-and-a-half, in addition to other area homes for mentally challenged members of our society. It is his purpose in life, it always has been. And he doesn’t foresee that changing anytime soon. “It makes my very happy that they enjoy it, so I try to get around and see how everybody is doing. I see some big smiles come on their faces when I do that,” says Brady. “Going out there is something that’s pretty special and I really have a good time with it.”

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Doing the Towns Together LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS Sarah Marie Trivits • 875-3672 The item last week concerning the Whaley family should have read Clarence F. and Mary, not Carlton as printed. Sorry, Dick and thanks for calling me! Darrell, Charlene and daughter, Megan, Meade have returned from a most interesting vacation to Istanbul and Caradocia, Turkey, where they visited missionary friends, Michael and Lori Platt. They were also able to take in the sights of Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace among many other interesting landmarks. They enjoyed the two weeks there and Charlene has brought back a variety of new recipes which she now is trying on other family members. On Sunday, Nov. 14, John Benson traveled to New Jersey to compete in “Beast of the East Quad Rugby “ tournament. A number of his relatives and friends went along to cheer him and the team on; among those were Jack and Iris Benson, Olan and Ruth Matthews, Roy and Kay Jones, Kevin Litweiler, Samantha Miller, Lindsay Shipley, Lindsay Trivits, Matthew Marvil and Alan O’Neal. Here of late there seem to be many gettogethers at Laurel Pizzeria and last week on Tuesday, Nov. 16, the Laurel Red Hat “Lunch Bunch” had 16 “hatters” enjoying lunch there. On Wednesday, Nov. 17, ladies from the Laurel class of ‘59 met for lunch at the same spot. I’ve made note of the fact that a few classes, instead of waiting several years for a reunion, now meet monthly or even quarterly to keep in touch with the times and former classmates. Great idea, I think. The United Methodist Women of Mt. Pleasant Church want you to know ahead of time that they will be holding an “indoor yard sale” at their location on Dec. 11 from 8 a.m. until noon. For an early breakfast bite they will offer scrapple sandwiches to munch on as you browse among the attic treasures. So, mark your date book now!

It’s great to see Eleanor Paradee out and enjoying local events again. I understand that she will be among the family members sharing a great Thanksgiving dinner in Salisbury with her daughter, Sally Irwin, and her family. At the school board meeting on Wednesday night, Nov. 17, there was a lot of electricity and emotion in the room, the subject of which I will go no further. However, when Donna Reed spoke she said she didn’t care (and rather someone put her following remarks in the paper) as she stated that being a school bus driver, and on the roads early in the morning, on foggy days she meets motorists with no lights on and said, “Please, if you are traveling in these conditions, put on your head lights, for safety sake!” The Laurel Garden Club members met on Sunday, Nov. 14, at St. Philips Parish Hall. Guest speaker was Dennis Russell of Act II Florist in Seaford. He demonstrated for the group the arranging and creating of floral displays. Following the program they shared in light refreshments made and brought to the meeting by the members. At their next meeting they will be busy making Christmas wreaths: it’s that time again. Another date to put on your calendar, and it’s not too soon; the Cook house will be open to guests on Sunday, Dec. 5, for a tour of the house and hostess’ will serve light refreshments. Time for this event will be 1 until 6 p.m. This same Sunday is the day to enjoy the Christmas music and readings at Old Christ Church at 3 p.m. Consider it a date ! See you then. Special happy birthday greetings to Lindsey Elliott on Nov. 27, with love from Mom. Happy birthday to a former classmate, neighbor and friend, Jim Elliott, across the Bay, on Nov. 28. Jim knows who is sending this wish — just “me.” We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Edna O’Neal, Dennis Ray Tull and Esther B. Hill.

We continue with prayers for our service men and women and friends who are ill: Ruth Ann Phillips, Terry Whaley, Ralph Gootee, Rita Baker, Jim Spicer, Rita Brex, Patience Phillips Slacum, Ted Clark, June Benson Powell, Conner Niblett, Robert Truitt, Bill Adkins, Paul Wootten, Hazel Baker, Jean Henry, Susan Levredge, Jean Foskey, Mary Jane Phillips, Janet Musser, Catherine LeCates, Dot Murphy, Eddie Melvin, Shirley Rehal and Betty Chandler.

Happy November birthday greetings to: Mary Jones, Thomas Wootten (26); Leonard Hickman (27); Melinda Thornton, Pansy Plummer (28); Wally Guyot (28); and Ruth Hickman (30). When you read this column (if you do) you will have exactly 30 days until Christmas. Happy shopping!! See you in the stars.

Hastings wins state essay contest Sussex Technical High School senior Courtney Hastings of Laurel was the state winner in the 9-12 grade category of the “Casual For The Cause” student essay contest sponsored by the Office of the Delaware State Treasurer. Each grade category winner received a $50 savings bond courtesy of the staff of the Office of the State Treasurer who raised hundreds of dollars over the past several months by participating in a program allowing staff members to pay $1 per day to dress casually. All funds raised are used to promote the education and wellbeing of the First State’s valued citizens. Courtney found out about the essay contest during a stop at the State Treasurer’s booth while visiting the Delaware State Fair this past summer. Her essay, “Saving Money Now Can Save Your Lifestyle Later,” explained how the sudden death of her father changed her lifestyle and taught her to be financially aware about saving money. Courtney is the daughter of Shelley Hastings of Laurel and is studying media broadcasting at Sussex Tech.

Club learns about Denmark

International affairs was the topic of discussion for the November meeting of the Delmar New Century Club. Chairman Brenda Morris introduced Soren Ardal, the foreign exchange student from Delmar High School. A 16-year-old sophomore, Ardal, spoke about the culture of his native Denmark and compared it to the U.S. The people of Denmark take advantage of the free medical, transportation and education services provided by the country. With his interest in graphic design, Ardal hopes to continue his education including working in animation. His mother is a nurse in Denmark and his

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father is a professor. Ironically, his father taught some years ago at Salisbury University. His 24-year-old brother is an artist with the Norweigen Academy of Fine Arts. Denmark has a queen and prince among the Royal Family as well as an elected goverment. Ardal noted that cheese, ham and milk are among the main exports of Denmark. They have a family Christmas celebration on December 24 with a dinner and the lighting of candles on the tree. Ardal was impressed with the area beaches and enjoyed surfing. He also enjoys skateboarding. He speaks several languages and is hoping to join the basketball team at Delmar High School.

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Police Journal Arrested on burglary charges

Seaford Police responded to the Plaza Tapatia on Sussex Highway in Seaford, in reference to a burglary alarm on Nov. 18 at 1:40 a.m. With the assistance of the Delaware State Police and Blades Police Department, officers established a perimeter around the business. When they went inside, officers located the defendant, Jonathon Terry R. Terry, 32, of Seaford, in a storage room. Terry was transported to the Seaford Police Department for processing. Based on further investigation by the Seaford Police Criminal Investigations Division, Terry was linked to several other burglaries which had occurred at the business within the past month. Terry was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #3 in Georgetown and committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $22,000 secured bond pending a preliminary hearing in the Court of Common Pleas. Charges include four counts of burglary, two counts of wearing a disguise,

three counts of theft under $1,500, attempted theft under $1,500 and two counts of criminal mischief.

Police search for burglar

Delaware State Police have determined a suspect, Kyle T. White, 27, of Seaford, for several burglaries in the Seaford area between Oct. 20 and Nov. 9. During the course of the burglary investigations, troopers learned that numerous occupied and vacant houses under construction or bank owned were broken into and items such as computer equipment, jewelry, prescription medication, copper wiring, money and credit White cards were stolen. White was arrested on Nov. 2 and charged with four burglaries that he committed in late October. White has since been released and continued burglarizing homes while out on bond. On Nov. 17, police obtained additional warrants against White for burglaries committed from late October through Nov. 9. A few of these burglaries were committed after White was released. 

Linda Valentino named deputy warden

The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) announces that Linda Valentino has been named deputy warden of Sussex Correctional Institution (SCI) in Georgetown. Valentino replaces G.R. Johnson, who was named SCI warden in July. Valentino has been with the DOC since 1984, when she was hired as a correctional officer. She was promoted to CO/field instructor in 1988 before being reclassified as training and staff development officer (January 1999) and trainer/educator II (July 1999). In 2009 she was promoted to security superintendent at SCI. Earlier this year she served separate temporary appointments as acting deputy warden and acting warden at the Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution in New Castle. Valentino is also a part-time criminal justice instructor at Delaware Technical & Community College and a consultant for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC). Valentino, who resides in Rehoboth Beach, has a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Clarion University (1983).

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Delaware State Police is searching for White and has active arrest warrants for burglary and theft charges. Charges include four counts of second degree burglary, one count of third degree burglary, three counts of theft $1,500 or greater, two counts of theft under $1,500, four counts of criminal mischief under $1,000, two counts of second degree conspiracy and obtaining a controlled substance by burglary theft. The State Police seeks the public’s help in locating White. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 856-5850, ext. 219 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

Child pornography arrest

A proactive undercover online investigation by the Delaware Child Predator Task Force resulted in the arrest of a Delaware man on child pornography charges. Officers from the Child Predator Task Force and Dover Police Department recently executed a search warrant at a residential apartment at 1300 S. Farmview Dr., Dover. Officers seized a laptop computer and other digital media which contained numerous files of child pornography, as well as a small quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  The sole occupant of the apartment, Michael B. Matthews, was taken to Dover

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Arrested for hunting violations

Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Division of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents arrested a Dover man for hunting-related violations on Nov. 15. Michael Camisky, 56, of 65 Song Bird Lane, Dover, was arrested and charged with two counts of failure to attach deer tag to antlered deer, failure to check antlered deer within 24 hours, two counts of unlawfully transporting antlered deer, two counts of killing antlered deer without purchasing a hunter’s choice tag, carrying an unlawfully loaded firearm in a vehicle and not wearing required hunter orange. He was released on $1,900 unsecured bond pending trial at the Kent County Court of Common Pleas. Citizens are encouraged to report fish and wildlife violations to the Delaware Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Section at 302-739-4580.

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Laurel Intermediate students were able to attend a picnic at the Laurel River Park as part of the school wide Positive Behavior Support program. Students had a cook out and were able to fish with fishing gear donated from A&K Tackle. Submitted photos

L-R Emily Serna, Becca Marvel and Rohini Singh

Laurel Intermediate School October Students of the Month enjoying desserts to celebrate being wonderful role models in the classroom. Desserts were sponsored by the PTA. L-R: Brandon Faulk, Brandon Cole, Jadakiss Stratton and Brionna King. Submitted photo

Dr. Eleanor Stump gave a lecture on spinal health to the Guerrieri Heart and Vascular Institute staff at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Stump has been the owner of Delmarva Health Centre in Delmar for over 34 years. The facility’s services includes chiropractic, acupuncture, massage and reflexology. Stump also teaches Hatha Yoga at PRMC. Submitted photo

Laurel Lions Club second vice president Ron Scott presents a $200 donation to Nicole Ingley, who is the Red Ribbon Drug Coordinator at the Laurel Middle School. The Laurel Lions Club has supported this project for many years during the National Red Ribbon Week. Submitted photo

Laurel Lions Club president Terry Small presents a $100 donation to Nicole Ingley, BAAD Coordinator for the Laurel Middle School. The Lioness Club supports this worthy project annually during National Red Ribbon Week, which symbolizes Drug Awareness. Submitted photo


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Community Bulletin Board Victorian Christmas kick off

Bethel Christmas House Tour

The Bethel Christmas House Tour will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 5 p.m. Pick up your map at the museum located on First Street. Tickets are $10 each. For tickets, call Pat at 875-2793 or email  Proceeds benefit the Bethel Historical Society.

iPad raffle at Nanticoke

The Look-In Glass Shoppe at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will raffle an iPad just in time for the holiday season. Tickets are on sale for a 16GB Wi-Fi Apple iPad with case and adapter, retailed at $540. Tickets are available for sale at The Look-In Glass Shoppe (located at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital) through Dec. 17 and cost $5 each or five for $20. The drawing will be held at noon on Dec. 17. For more information, call 6296611, ext. 4955. Payroll deductions are available for eligible employees.

Eat pancakes, help the library

The friends group of the Bridgeville Public Library is raising money through area IHOP restaurants. Patrons can eat at IHOP in Seaford, Rehoboth Beach, Salisbury, Md. and Dover and then take their receipts and restaurant comment cards to the library or to Bridgeville Town Hall. The library will receive a payment from IHOP for every receipt and card that is collected. For details, call Pat McDonald, 337-7192.

Eat at IHOP to help the library

Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay. You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.

Fall Social

The Seaford High School Alumni Association is sponsoring their Fall Social at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades on Friday, Nov. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. Light snacks and a cash bar will be available. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.

A wine and cheese party will be the starting event of the 2010 Victorian Christmas at the Governor Ross Mansion, Seaford, on Friday, Dec. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. The mansion in candlelight will be open for tours. Anyone who attends will receive a free raffle ticket for one of two baskets of wine with accompaniments. This event is open to the public. No reservations are required. The charge is $10 per person, payable at the door. Every day of the Victorian Christmas, Dec. 10-12, offers tours of the fully furnished 13 rooms of the mansion and slave quarters. In addition, there will be an art show and an opportunity to meet the impersonators of the Ross family. Music will entertain guests on Saturday and Sunday afternoons along with refreshments. Charge for these days is $7 per person. Anyone who buys a ticket for the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion is given a free ticket for admission to the Seaford Museum to see the train exhibit there. For more information, call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.

Seaford Library

• The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 25, for Thanksgiving. The Library will open for its regular business hours on Friday, Nov. 26. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have “Baby Bookworms” on Tuesday, Nov. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have a Magic Cards Club meeting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, for teens who like to play Magic Cards. • There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten “Story Time” at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will close early on Friday, Dec. 3, at 11:45 a.m. and reopen at 3 p.m. • The Science and Religion Book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Monday, Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 6292524 or visit • There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.

To many people, trains meant that Christmas time had finally arrived. This is a special opportunity for children to enjoy the wonderful world of model trains. The Seaside Railroad Club of Georgetown will also have a running train. The Seaford Museum is open Thursdays - Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. except Christmas and New Year’s days. Admission is free for children under 2 years of age but each child must be accompanied by an adult. For adults the cost is $3 per person. For more information call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.

Art show at Victorian Christmas

The Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion will feature an art show. The art will be on display throughout the three days of the Victorian Christmas, December 10, 11 and 12, in the various rooms of the Mansion. The displayed items will also be offered for sale. Artisans wishing to participate should bring their artwork to the Seaford Museum on Monday, Nov. 29 or Tuesday, Nov. 30, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. All art works will be juried on Wednesday, Dec. 1. All entrants will be notified after this date as to whether or not their entries are to be left for display and sale.

Join the Steeplewalk on Dec. 12

The Seaford Historic Society is holding a Steeplewalk on Sunday evening, Dec. 12. Starting at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Church, it continues to Mt. Olivet Church, and St. Luke’s Church and finishing at St. John’s Church, with walkers singing Christmas carols as they travel between churches. There will be entertainment at each church and refreshments at St. John’s Church. There is no charge for this. Reservations are not required. For further information call the SHS office at 628-9828.

A Dulcimer Christmas

Mountain Dulcimer Artist and teacher John Kisela of Seaford will perform at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, in the Woodruff Meeting Room. He will play well known Christmas carols as well as some unusual and not so well known carols. The public is invited for this special Christmas season tribute and performance.

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MORNING STAR • NOV. 25 - DEC. 1, 2010 Help us buy teen books, DVDs and music, plus learn about volunteering at the library. • NightLife@the Library, Friday, Dec. 10, 7-9 p.m., grades 7-12 - An afterhours, teens only evening of video games, board games, friends and fun. Pizza! Teens new to our teen programs must come as a guest or preregister. • Teen Book Club, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 3:30 p.m., grades 7-12 - Kick back, relax, talk about the books you love, the books you hate - and no assigned reading. Snacks!

American Legion hosts dance

The Laurel American Legion, Post 19, located on Rt. 24 is hosting a dance with entertainment by Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or the bar. Must be 21 to attend. Call 302-362-2760 for more information.

Homeschool Book Clubs ‘Come Walk with Us!’

The Laurel Public Library invites people of all ages to “Come Walk with Us!” on Tuesdays at 3-3:30 p.m., beginning Nov. 30. Co-sponsored by Healthcorps to encourage fitness that’s fun, walks will begin and end at the Library, and participants are invited to join us for a refreshing beverage when we’re done. For more information, call the library at 875-3184 or visit

Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti Dinner served by God’s Men of Centenary, at Centenary Church in Laurel, on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Includes spaghetti, meatballs, meat sauce, marinara, salad and garlic bread. Adults $6, children $4, and under 6 are free.

Laurel Public Library

The following programs are planned for children, tweens and teens in December at the Laurel Public Library. • Triple T StoryTime for Toddlers, 2s and 3s - Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Dec. 7, 14 - Designed for toddlers, 2s and 3s, StoryTime brings stories, rhymes, music and movement together for a morning of active fun for your little ones while encouraging a love of books and reading. Great for older preschoolers too. After a holiday break, Triple T StoryTime will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 11. • Drop-in Kids Crafts, Monday, Dec. 7, 3-5 p.m., grades K-6 - Drop by anytime between 3 and 5 p.m. for a fun Christmas craft. • Holiday Craft Workshop, Saturday, Dec. 11, 12:30 p.m., grades K-6 - Activities from around the world. • After School Action, Thursdays, 3-5 p.m., grades 5-8, Dec. 2, 9 -Students in grades 5 through 8 are invited to “After School Action” where they can enjoy video games, board games, crafts and snacks. Homework help available. • Teen Advisory Board Meeting, Monday, Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m., grades 7-12 -

The Laurel Public Library monthly book clubs are designed especially for homeschoolers. Children must be at least 5-years-old to participate. Each club meets once a month on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. For details, call Becky Norton at 875-3184 or email

LHS Class of 75 reunion

Laurel High School class of 1975 is planning their 35th class reunion and volunteers are needed. For more information, call Melinda Rogers Tingle, 875-0355; Debbie Calloway, 875-4160; or Denise Elliott Cugler, 245-5631.

Christmas music, readings at Old Christ Church

On Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m., the Laurel Historical Society, The Old Christ Church League and St. Philips Episcopal Church will be hosting the third annual afternoon concert of Christmas music and readings at Old Christ Church, with a Victorian open house before and after the program from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Cook House, 501 Fourth St. in Laurel. Leading the singing of familiar carols will be members of the Southern Delaware Choral Society, who will be offering special music as well. The church, built in the 1700s, has never been electrified or altered from its original state, other than repairs and maintenance. The Cook House, headquarters of the Laurel Historical Society will be festooned with decorations much in keeping with the period of the house, built around the time of the Civil War. Both events are free to the public to broaden public awareness of the uniqueness of these buildings as well as celebrate the joys of the season. However, free will donations for the preservation and maintenance of these treasures will be gratefully accepted at each location. For more information about the Old Christ Church League, call St. Philips office at 875-3644. For information about the Laurel Historical Society call 8752820.

The church is located on Christ Church Road off of Rt 24 in Laurel. For further information, call 536-1384.

Beginners Driving Course

AARP Beginners Driving Course will be held on Monday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laurel Senior Center. Cost is $12 for AARP members, $14 for non-members. To register, call 8752536.

Cub scouts seeking memorabilia

This year (2010) is the 100th anniversary of scouting. Cub Scout Pack 90 is looking for former scouts interested in joining them for an upcoming show and tell. They would love to see your scout uniforms, books, photos, patches, and hear your stories about your adventures with scouting. Contact Cub Master, Clifford Alpert at 228-2390.

Laurel Pride in bloom

You can now donate to purchase or maintain planters that change with the seasons. You can also donate for seasonal plantings or toward maintaining a planter in general. For more information, contact Barbara Wise at 875-5537. Contributions of any amount can be made to Laurel Pride in Bloom, c/o The Bank of Delmarva, 200 E. Market St., Laurel, DE 19956.

Delmar Christmas parade

The 2010 Delmar Christmas parade is Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday, Dec. 12. Participation in the parade, which is sponsored by the Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce is free. Trophies will be awarded to the winners. This year’s theme is “What Christmas Means to Me.” For a parade application, call the chamber of commerce voicemail at 8463336, pick up an application at Delmar Town Hall, or download from www. The application deadline is Dec. 8.

Holiday candle light tour

The Delmar Historic and Art Society (DHAS) will hold a holiday candle light tour on Friday, Dec. 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. This fundraiser is the first communitywide event to benefit and support the DHAS mission of offering the Delmar community a vision of the past while making a contribution to the future. Tickets are $8 and include coffee and cookies from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge in Delmar.

MORNING STAR • NOV. 25 - DEC. 1, 2010 Tickets may be purchased at Wilmington Trust in Delmar, from a board member or by calling Faith at 846-2546. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Masonic Lodge for a horse and carriage ride courtesy of Gary Horseman.

Model Railroad Club opens doors

The DelMarVa Model Railroad Club is holding its 25h anniversary holiday train show, open house and sale at their 103 East State St., Delmar location on the 2nd floor of the Camelot Hall. There are over 6000 feet of tracks and 10 train layouts in N scale to G scale, including rare pre- and post-war tinplate trains, as well as drawings, games and gifts for kids, food, and hundreds of model railroad items for sale. This is a free event for the public. It will be open Nov. 27 and 28, as well as Dec. 4 and 5. Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Santa will also be here on Dec. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. It will be open two weekends in January as well, Jan. 8 and 9, and Jan. 15 and 16. For further information, call 536-1418, email or visit

Delmar Community Carol Sing

The 4th Annual Delmar Community Carol Sing will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, at Delmar Middle & Senior High School Auditorium. There will be performances by the Delmar High School Chorus, Union UMC Gospel Choir, Flora Handy and Bell Choirs of St. Francis and St. Stephen’s UMC. A donation of canned goods will be accepted for Harvest Ministries to serve the Delmar community. Complimentary soup and sandwiches will be provided after the Carol Sing at St. Stephen’s UMC on State Street.

Christmas Caroling Party

On Friday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library will be holding a Christmas Caroling Party at the Fill your special day with the warmth and elegance of fresh flowers. We gather vibrant blooms from around the world to create uniquely beautiful bouquets and arrangements especially for your wedding.

Country Rest Home in Greenwood. Participants will meet in the lobby of the rest home at 6 p.m., sing carols throughout the facility, and end the evening with refreshments in the dining room. The Country Rest Home is located at 12046 Sunset Lane in Greenwood. To register, or for directions to the Country Rest Home, call 349-5309.

Bridgeville Library

The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library. • Story time - Tuesdays 11 a.m.- 2 to 4-year-olds; Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 to 6-year-olds; Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years • Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30–8 p.m.; Thanksgiving Delight; Dec. 21 - Holiday Extravaganza • Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. For information or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.

Flowers & Gifts

on the second Monday of the month – will be on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. The remaining quarterly meetings will be held in April, July and October of next year.

Holiday Music at the library

On Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. the Friends of the Bridgeville Library will present an evening of “Holiday Music” featuring Joy Slavens on the harp with vocal accompaniment. Traditional holiday baked goods will be an additional highlight of the evening. The combination of beautiful music and holiday refreshments will create an event you don’t want to miss at the Bridgeville Library meeting room, 600 S. Cannon St., Bridgeville. For more information, call Ruth Skala, 8581534.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Union United Methodist Church, 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, will hold their 12th Annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner at noon on Thursday, Nov. 25, in the Fellowship Hall. For details call 337-7409.

Cup of Coffee with Dave

State Representative Dave Wilson (RCedar Creek Hundred) reminds constituents that he is available for coffee and conversation each month in Bridgeville and on a quarterly basis in Greenwood. Since he was first elected in 2008, Rep. Wilson has been meeting on a monthly basis with constituents of the 35th District for morning coffee sessions. The informal monthly meeting – known as a “Cup of Coffee with Dave” – gives constituents a chance to ask Rep. Wilson a question or share with him a concern they may have about the district or state government, while being treated to a free cup of coffee. The monthly coffee meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at Jimmy’s Grille in Bridgeville from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The next monthly coffee at Jimmy’s will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 8. Rep. Wilson also meets on a quarterly basis with residents at Smith Family Restaurant in Greenwood between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. The next quarterly meeting – held

Wedding Flowers

Seaford AARP trips

Dec. 6-8 - Wheeling Island Casino Hotel in Wheeling, W.V. Two meals per

day including a dinner show. Tour the Glass Museum, Colonel Oglebay’s Mansion Museum, addmission to the park for a bus tour of the Festival of Lights. Also a stop at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum. Bus driver tip included. Cost: $349 per person/doubles; $435 single. Dec. 16 - “A Holiday Tradition Christmas Show” at the American Music Theatre sponsored by the Georgetown AARP. Cost: $90. Contact Hilda Parker at 856-2760. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.

Travel with Del Tech

Limited seats are available for upcoming trips sponsored by Corporate and Community Programs at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Delight in the special holiday exhibits at Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pa. on Sunday, Nov. 28. A Brandywine Christmas features an extensive model railroad, a Victorian dollhouse and thousands of ornaments.

Miracle of Christmas trip

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to see the Miracle of Christmas at Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Cost is $90 per person for members or $100 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.


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Needlepoint Guild

The Delaware Seashore Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild meets on the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. For details, call Linda at 644-1523.

H.A.P.P.E.N. to meet

The next meeting of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its protection, preservation, enhancement and naturalization is Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum.

Sussex County Marines

Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, “the log cabin,” in Seaford.


United States Power Squadron (USPS) meets at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact C.M. Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Laurel Cub Scouts

Laurel Cub Scout Pack 90 holds their weekly meetings at 6:30 every Monday night, in the basement at Centenary UMC in Laurel. The Cub Scout program is designed for boys from 1st grade through 5th grade.

SHS Alumni meeting

The Seaford High School Alumni Association Board Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Seaford Museum. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.

magnificent display of decorated trees and wreaths and enjoys thousands of visitors each year. Hundreds of volunteers help organize and run each festival; businesses and individuals sponsor trees and wreaths, which are decorated by artisans who donate their time and talent. The following events will be held at Delaware Technical & Community College, Carter Partnership Center, Rt. 18, Georgetown: General Admission Saturday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, Noon to 3 p.m. $3 adults; $1 students Featuring the Gift Shoppe, Sweet Shoppe, raffles and Delaware Hospice Craft Elves. Gala and Auction Friday, Dec. 3, 6 to 9 p.m. $30 per person by reservation only. Premier holiday event to usher in the season featuring live entertainment, a live and silent auction, and heavy hors’ d’oeuvres. Call 855-2344 for reservations. Basket Bingo Saturday, Dec. 4, 1 to 4 p.m. $20 in advance; $25 at door. Tickets: 855-2344. Featuring a variety of Christmas and original baskets and pottery. Jingle Jamboree: Family Fun Night Saturday, Dec. 4, 6 to 9 p.m. $10 per person; under 10 free. Information: 855-2344. With dancing, games and refreshments.

Milton Christmas Parade

The Milton Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Milton Volunteer Fire Company, is Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. For details, call 684-8500 or visit www.

Country breakfast buffet

A country breakfast buffet will be held every fourth Sunday each month - September through June, from 7 to 10 a.m. at Galestown Community House. Adults, $7, ages 6 to 12, $4, under age 6, no charge. The buffet includes eggs, scrapple, sausage, pancakes, potato casserole, hominy, biscuits, toast, fruit cup and sticky buns. The community house is located on School House Road at the intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The next breakfast is November 28.

Caroling in the Park

The Gateway Park Committee and the City of Seaford will host the 17th Annual Caroling in the Park Celebration on Monday, Nov. 29, at 7 p.m., in Gateway Park. Rain date is Friday, Dec. 3. The Gateway Park Committee has been dedicated to ensuring a festive holiday season for Seaford residents by decorating the trees in Gateway Park for over a decade. The idea started when residents, Dave and Cristine Layton volunteered to light the small trees in the park with mini-lights. It later escalated to large-bulb lights and the addition of Caroling in the Park held on the first Monday after Thanksgiving. With donations received from the community, a 24-foot, pre-lit panel tree was dedicated as the Community Christmas Tree in 2006. The Community Christmas Tree was decorated on Nov. 17 but will not be lit until Nov. 29. To support the holiday decorations in the park or the Caroling in the Park events, donations may be made to the Gateway Park Committee, through the City of Seaford, at P.O. box 1100, Seaford, DE 19973. Any donation over $300 will be recognized with an engraved brick in the park. For individuals who would like to support the tree with a smaller contribution, a “silver bell” ornament sponsorship can be purchased again this year. Bells are available for $5, $10 and $15, depending on size. A sponsorship will place a name of your choice on the ornament before it goes on the tree. With the purchase of a bell, you will receive a set of Holiday Specs, 3D glasses

that magically change the lights on the tree. Ornament sponsors are encouraged to place their bell on the tree at the dedication ceremony or may elect to have it placed on the tree in advance. Sponsors may keep their bell at the end of the Collection boxes will also be available at Caroling in the Park for the City’s Community Food Drive which will serve the Food Closet at St. John’s United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Trisha Newcomer at 629-9173.

The Children of Laurel Wesleyan Church present

Holiday Open House Festival of Trees benefits Hospice

The Festival of Trees is the annual event ushering in the holiday season statewide. Hosted by Delaware Hospice to support its programs, the Festival features a

Come Out & Enjoy Entertainment by

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Saturday, Dec. 4

8 pm to midnight

Tickets $10.00 Available at the Bar or Door - Must be 21 STEAmEd ShRImP Available

Call 302-362-2760 for info


Join Santa and Mrs. Claus, Frosty, Rudolph and the elves for pictures, games, cookies and hot chocolate from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6, at the Georgetown office of Delaware National Bank. For more information, call 855-2406.

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Saturday, Dec. 4th at 6:00 p.m. & Sunday, Dec. 5th at 9:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.

at Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30186 Seaford Rd (Alt 13), Laurel DE For more information call 302-875-5380 or visit Admission is Free, Nursery will be provided

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Church Bulletins Parish Mission

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Seaford is sponsoring a “Parish Mission” at the end of November. The Parish Mission begins Sunday, Nov. 28, at 6:30 p.m. and continues each of the next four evenings at 6:30 p.m., concluding on Thursday evening. For details call the church office at 629-3591.

Evening worship and Bible study

A study, “Revelation and The End Times: Unraveling God’s Message of Hope,” will be offered on Sunday evenings at Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. Each session is from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and will be held in the Colonial Room. Nov. 28: The Afterlife: The Rapture, the Millennium, and the New Heaven and the New Earth.

Advent and Christmas worship

Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville will hold the following Advent and Christmas worship opportunities. Nov. 28 - Blue Christmas Gathering, 2 p.m. Dec. 5 - Capital Ringers Concert, 3 p.m. Dec. 12 - “Star Journey” - a dramatic children and youth Christmas program Dec. 19 - Choir Cantata, 7 p.m. Dec. 24 - Silent Holy Communion, 6 p.m.; Christmas Eve worship, 7 p.m. For more information, call 337-7409.

Christmas House fundraiser

The Christmas House Fundraiser at Christ the Cornerstone Community Church in Laurel, will be open through

Saturday, Dec. 18. Hours are Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are designer wreaths plus many new items for the season.

Christian Book Exchange

A Christian Book Exchange will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located at Pine and Poplar Streets, Seaford. The exchange works by persons bringing distinctively Christian books for which they will be given a voucher. For each book brought, another book may be purchased for $1. If a person does not have books to exchange, they may purchase books for $2 each. At 12:30 p.m. all books may be purchased for $5 a bag.

‘All I Want For Christmas’

In the musical “All I want For Christmas,” two sisters want everything they see for Christmas and their new “toy” friends from the Toy Department come alive and help them discover the magic of giving at Christmas. Join us for the musical at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Nursery will be provided. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit

Sounds of Joy concert

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Laurel, will present the Sounds of Joy in concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28. The church is located just east of U.S. 13 on Old Stage Road. Don Murray and friends will begin at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 875-7900.

COUPLE COMPLETES COURSE - Bill and Sarah Paramelee were the first members of Seaford Church of Christ to finish the Biblical Studies correspondence course with excellence which took them most of a year to complete. They were awarded a certificate and medal for this accomplishment. From left are Don Birch, elder; Sarah Paramelee; GW Cliver, evangelist and author of the course; Bill Paramelee; and Ron Russell, elder.

2010 Observance event

The 2010 Observance sponsored by Kent/Sussex Counseling Services will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel. Human rights are often misunderstood for those whose lives are affected by HIV/AIDS. Join us as we remember those who have lost the fight to the disease. For details, contact Haley Truitt at 387-5495 or Star Fuentes at 735-7790.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

The Annual Sussex County Free Thanksgiving Dinner, sponsored by the Church of God and Saints of Christ of Seaford with assistance from fellow churches, merchants and friends, is fast approaching. The annual youth volunteer night is Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Volunteers are also needed on Thursday, Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Day, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you like to drive, volunteers are needed to deliver meals throughout Sussex County. If you have any questions

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

A church you can relate to

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

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

(302) 875-3644

The Rev. Dr. Howard G. Backus, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing Sunday ~ 8:30 & 10:30 am Church School ~ 9:30 am

Centenary UMC


200 W. Market Street, Laurel, Del. Contemporary Worship, 8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday School, for ALL Ages, 9:45 a.m. Wednesdays: Bible Study 1 p.m.; & Youth Ministry 6:45 p.m.

Stein Highway Church of God

425 E. Stein Highway, at Market Street Seaford, DE 19973 Lighted Pathway Pre-School, Infant to age 6

Mrs. Casey Davis, Director Worship: Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Wednesday: Bible Study & Youth Service 7:00 p.m. E-mail: Web page: Facebook: Stein Highway Church of God Pastor Robert W. Clagg • Church 302-629-8583

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



22581 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, DE • 629-6298


Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:30 (Nursery & Jr. Church)

Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Wed. Night Service 7:00 p.m.

Know, Grow, Show & Go in our Walk with Jesus Christ

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 Pastor Timothy Dukes, Senior Pastor Pastor John Lanzone, Youth/Family Pastor

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

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

Delmar Wesleyan Church

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: Bible Study 7 PM


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or know someone in need of a meal, call Mrs. Grice at 628-9342 or the Church of God and Saints of Christ at 628-0893. Monetary donations and item donations are also being accepted.

Galestown Hymn Sing

There will be a hymn sing at Galestown United Methodist Church on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. The guest singers are Sound of Joy and Jerry Jones. There will be a buffet dinner at the community house after the service. For more information, call 302-448-6557.

Cat’s Meow sale benefits Food Shelf

Christ Lutheran Church, located at 315 North Shipley Street, Seaford, is conducting a fundraiser to benefit their Food Shelf. They are selling Cat’s Meow Replicas of their church building. The cost of the replicas is $20 ea. Anyone who would like to order one can contact the church office at 629-9755. The replicas will be available for pick-up during the week of Dec. 5. Payment is not due until the replicas are picked up. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will be providing matching funds for the proceeds raised.

Obituaries Warren L. Allen Sr., 91

Warren L. Allen Sr. passed away Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010, after a short illness at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. Warren was born May 19, 1919, on a farm four miles north of Seaford. The second son of Nellie and Clarence Allen, he represented the 6th generation that had been farming the area since the 1770’s. Warren graduated from Seaford High in 1937 where he held the record for the most sports letters for 50 years. After a post graduate year at the Peddie School in Heights Town, N.J., he enrolled at Princeton University. While majoring in politcal science, he joined the Charter Club. He and the company traveled (by train) as far as Chicago doing one night variety shows. Warren was also an All Ivy League Allen third baseman. In June 1942, the day after graduation, he and Doris A., daughter of former Delaware Congressman William F. Allen of Seaford, were married in the Princeton Chapel. The next day, Allen was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and was ordered to Ranger training. After serving in the European Theater which included the Battle of the Bulge, Allen returned home in 1945 as a Major. Warren, along with his brothers, took over the family poultry business. Later, their sons joined the operation helping make what is regarded as a successfully managed poultry company today. Warren worked at his desk right up to the end.


SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

Allen served in Delaware’s House of Representatives (1946-1952). He was the House Minority Leader during his 3rd and final term. In addition, Allen served 18 years (14 as chairman) on the Delaware Mental Health Commission. He also was a longtime board member of the Bank of Delaware and served several years as a member of the Delaware Business Round Table. Warren was a founding member of the SG&CC as well as a long time member of the RB&CC. He was fond of golf and loved reading, but his real passion was dancing. Some of Warren’s beneficiaries include: Delaware Community Foundation, Sussex Cheer Center, The Salisbury School, Seaford Boys and Girls Club, Seaford Mission, Seaford Library, Seaford Senior Center, as well as giving annual College grants to SHS graduates. In 2008, the Delaware Chamber of Commerce presented Allen with their annual Marvel Award for lifetime of business and philanthropic excellence. Warren’s first wife Doris died in 1990. He married Paula Hust of Pompano Beach, Fla., in September 2000. She made sure Warren truly enjoyed these last 10 years. Warren was preceded in death by his 2 brothers, Charles and Jack along with 2 children, M. Linda Allen Mears and Leland D. Allen. Warren is survived by 2 sons, Warren L. Allen Jr. (Ren) and William C. Allen (Bill) of Chevy Chase, Md. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren: Susan L. Mears, William R. Mears Jr. (Bill), Tristan S. Allen, Warren L. Allen 3rd (Lewis), Alexa Allen Baich and her husband Dane, Spencer D. Allen and William B. Allen (Brad). Services were held on Sunday, Nov. 21, at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford. Interment was private at the request of the family.

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


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



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 • 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.



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


Ministry for the whole family 7 PM

Pastor Stacey Johnson

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



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

Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins

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

Laurel Baptist Church, SBC SUNDAY


8:30am Worship / Nursery 9:45am Classes for all ages 11:00am Worship / Kids Church & Nursery 7:00pm Evening Service

6:45 AWANA (K-grade 6), Catalyst Youth (gr. 7-12), DivorceCare support group, 7:00 Intercessory Prayer, Men’s Group

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

The Church by the Side of the Road 15092 Cokesbury Rd, Georgetown, DE

(302) 629-5222 • Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am

Mount Olivet

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

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

Pastor: Rev. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458

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


St. Luke’s

Episcopal Church Front & King St., Seaford, DE


Holy Eucharist: Sunday, 9:00 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

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


United Methodist Church

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

2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly

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


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


Saturday Services Sabbath School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11:00 a.m. Pastor - O. Kenneth Scheller 302-875-0140

A Safe Sanctuary & Stephen’s Ministry Church Rev. E. S. Mallozzi

All are welcome to worship here every Sabbath.

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Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church

26295 Sussex Highway (south on 13), Seaford, DE



Contemporary Services ... 8:45 & 10:30 a.m. Nursery Care & Children’s Church Provided Corner of Woodland Ferry Rd. & Stein Hwy., 4 miles West of Seaford • 629-2862 Jeans Expected! No Halos Required!

27225 Kaye Road Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814 Timothy P. Jones, Pastor Sunday Family Worship - 1:30 p.m. Wednesday Family Ministries - 7:00 p.m.

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MORNING STAR • NOV. 25 - DEC. 1, 2010 In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Warren’s memory to the following: St John’s United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 299, Pine & Poplar Streets; The Seaford Mission, P.O. Box 1271; or the Seaford Senior Center, 23431 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements are in the care of Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Claude R. “Joe” Joseph, 87

Claude R. “Joe” Joseph of Laurel, passed away at home on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. He was born and raised in Laurel, a son of the late Roland and Grace Thompson Joseph. Joe proudly served in the United States Army during World War II in Europe. He retired from the E.I. DuPont Co. in Seaford with over 40 years of service. He was also known for his love of football and his beloved cat “Miss Jessie”. Mr. Joseph will be forever missed and loved. Claude is survived by three daughters, Anna Louise Radish and husband Ronald of Tennessee, as well as Linda J. Hill and Lisa Jefferson, both of Laurel. He is also survived by Joseph seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Hester S. Joseph. A graveside service was held on Thursday, Nov. 18, in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. Pastor Ken Deusa officiated.

Elmer T. Moore, 83

Elmer T. Moore of Seaford, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Moore was born on Dec. 1, 1926, in Huntington, Pa., a son of the late Paul and Pearl Johnson Moore. Elmer retired from E.I. DuPont Co. in Seaford in 1985 after 35 years of service. He supported the Bayshore Community Church and was a member of the 700 Club. He was a proud American serving in the United States Army during World War II. Cherished family memories include his love of hunting in Pennsylvania, the mountains and gardening; and he was an excellent self-taught carpenter. His love of family will be cherished forever by his son, Richard Moore and wife Vicki of Seaford; his daughters, Barbara Ellingsworth and husband Vernon of Millsboro and Karen Tice and husband Danny of Millsboro; a brother, Earl Moore of Hyman, Pa.; sisters, Helen Emerick of Lewes and Lottie Burley

Card of Thanks

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all our family and friends for the many cards, food, flowers and prayers that were shown to us during the recent loss of husband, father, and grandfather,

Willard ‘Buddy’ Marvel.

A special thank you to Pastor Arthur Smith, Portsville United Methodist Church members and United Methodist Women for preparing a lovely dinner. Thanks also to family physician, Dr. H. Paul Aguillon and staff, ICU staff at Nanticoke Memorial, Nanticoke Cardiology doctors and to Seaford Genesis. Wife - Rita W. Marvel Sons & wives - Todd & Cynthia Marvel; Michael & Joy Marvel Grandsons & great grandson: Sage Marvel; Courtney & Tiffany and Justin Lord

of Maryland; his pride and joy, six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Jean Moore, who passed in 2009. A funeral service was held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 22, at Christ Evangelistic Church, 9208 Camp Rd., Laurel. The Revs. Roland Tice and Danny Tice officiated. Interment was in Blades Cemetery where he received full military honors. Contributions may be made in Elmer Moore’s memory to: Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Arrangements were in the care of Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting

Edna S. O’Neal, 93

Edna S. O’Neal of Laurel, passed away at Pinnacle Rehabilitation in Smyrna, on Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. She was born in Delmar, Md., a daughter of the late Aldophus and Lilly Dunn. Mrs. O’Neal is survived by her son, Edgar Lee Sheridan and June of Laurel. A homemaker, Edna was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Laurel. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Walter Sheridan and Woodrow O’Neal. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. The Rev. K. Wayne Grier officiated. Interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel.

Ellen Brittingham Willin, 53

Ellen Brittingham Willin of Seaford, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. Ellen was born in Seaford, a daughter of the late Charles Brittingham and Ellen Jane Brittingham of Laurel and stepfather

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Bob Coulbourne. Mrs. Willin worked at Seaford Harley Davidson in the Parts Department. She also had worked for the E.I. DuPont Co. in Seaford. Family memories include her love of gardening and riding Harley Davidson’s. She enjoyed her job at Seaford Harley Davidson and her many friends. Mrs. Willin is survived by her son, Caleb Willin and her daughter, Elizabeth Willin, both of Seaford; her siblings, Charles “Chuck” Brittingham and wife Tina, Brenda Willin Brittingham and husband Robert and Linda Carter and husband Conrad, all of Laurel; and her stepbrothers and sister, Robert Coulbourne Jr. of Whitesville, Keith Coulbourne of Laurel and Theresa Bowden of Seaford. She received much love and enjoyment from her grandchildren, Jason Willin, Teshaun Willin and Tiana Willin. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive her. Services were held on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Pastor Scott Dukes officiated. Contributions may be made in Ellen Willin’s name to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Online condolences may be made to the Willin family by visiting www.hsdfuneralhome. com. 

Donald C. Parsons, 77

Donald C. Parsons of Laurel, died Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. He was born May 1, 1933, in Laurel, a son of the late Roy

A. and Elsie M. Parsons. Donald was an avid motorcyclist and a NASCAR fan for many years. He was a member of several motorcycle clubs over the years. Among them were: GWRRA, Maryland Gold Wing Road Riders and Retreads and Delmarva Motorcycle Association.  He loved watching anything on the “Speed Channel”. Donald was a retired mechanic and had a knack for being able to “fix almost anything”. Donald spent most weekends at Bargain Bill’s flea market talking with his friends and listening to “Bunky and Dotty” playing music. He is survived by his children, Pam Parsons of Laurel, Jan Sapp and her husband J.C. of Milton, and Roy Parsons of Laurel; a grandson, Logan Hearn; a stepdaughter, Joanna Adams and her family of Seaford; two sisters; Peggy Church of Delmar and June Ball of Laurel; and several nieces, nephews and a loving circle of dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, George A. Parsons; Parsons a sister, Grace A. Massey; and two brothers-in-law, Henry Massey and George Church. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Interment was in Melsons Cemetery in Delmar.                                 In memory of Mr. Parsons, contributions may be sent to Galestown Ruritan Club, c/o Mr. Tom Wheatley, 5834 Wheatley Church Rd., Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements were in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. To send online condolences to the family, visit

Tori Amanda Ferrell October 15, 1986 __ November 26, 2003

Acknowledge your sin and place your trust in Christ. All who place their trust in Christ in this way are adopted as God’s children. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. ~ Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 6:23 God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you will be saved. ~ Romans 10:9

“I still remember the day the world took you back and there was never time to thank you for the thousand scattered moments you left behind to watch us while we slept.” Contributions to the Scholarship fund to benefit students of Woodbridge High School may be sent to: Tori Ferrell Scholarship Fund c/o Discover Bank, PO Box 2003, Greenwood, DE 19950 (302) 349-4512


MORNING STAR • NOV. 25 - DEC. 1, 2010

Health Beare joines Nanticoke Health

Nanticoke Health Services welcomes Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Beare, MSN, RN, FNP-BC to the Nanticoke Physician Network. Beare has joined the Nanticoke Family Practice Center in Seaford. Beare received her master of science in nursing, family nurse practitioner from Wilmington University. She has worked at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital since 2003 Beare as a staff nurse/ charge nurse in the Mother & Baby Care Center. She has also worked as a clinical instructor at Salisbury University and a flex-pool staff nurse in the Mother-Baby unit at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. Her professional memberships include Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Delaware Nurses Association and the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses.

Get your flu shot

Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) continues to urge all Delawareans 6 months of age and older to get vaccinated against the flu, a highly contagious virus. On Nov. 16, the DPH lab confirmed a case of H1N1 flu in a 50-year-old New Castle County man who is recovering at home.

This serves as a reminder that people should get vaccinated as soon as possible. This year, the seasonal flu vaccine protects against three likely flu strains, including the H1N1 virus, and is readily available through medical providers, pharmacies and DPH clinics. It is especially important that the following groups get their flu shots as soon as possible: • Pregnant women and their household contacts; • Caregivers and household contacts of children younger than 6 months, since those children are too young to receive the vaccine; • Seniors; • Those with chronic conditions or compromised immune systems.        DPH offers free flu shots at health clinics in all three counties. Visit www.flu. for flu clinic schedules and other flu information.   

Breast cancer support group

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) has expanded its Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey, a program for women newly-diagnosed with breast cancer, by partnering with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center in Seaford. The free, monthly program is offered at the Cancer Center located at 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, the third Thursday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. The program is facilitated by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center professional staff - Terri A. Clifton, MS, NCC,

Four Loko poses threat to teens This column was written prior to the FDA decision to issue an ultimatum that has forced the makers of Four Loko to remove caffeine from their product. By Dr. Anthony Policastro

I have often written about the dangers of alcohol use in young teens who are not aware of how quickly alcohol can build up in the body. Now there is a new threat in the form of a flavored beverage called Four Loko. This beverage comes in a 23.5 ounce can, about twice the size of a can of beer. The beverage contains 12% alcohol, about twice what beer contains. The result is that one can of this is equal to about four cans of beer. For a 100 pound person, that would mean that one can would result in a blood level of 0.1. This is well above the current legal limit. For a 150 pound person, one can would give a blood level of 0.067. That is close to the legal limit. In addition to the alcohol, the can also contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. Thus someone who drinks it would be more wide awake than someone who drinks alcohol alone because alcohol tends to make people sleepy. The result of the combination of alco-

hol and caffeine can be dangerous. Many emergency rooms across the country are now treating alcohol poisoning due to this beverage. There are people who drink a six pack of beer at a single setting. The result is a blood alcohol between 0.1 and 0.15 depending upon their weight. If someone decides to try drinking a six pack of Four Loko, their blood alcohol would be between 0.4 and 0.6. Both of those levels can be fatal. The individual might decide to only drink 72 ounces of Four Loko, the same volume as a six pack of beer. However, because of the high alcohol content, it would still produce levels of between 0.2 and 0.3. Both of those can produce significant alcohol poisoning. One real concern about this beverage is that it is relatively cheap. For that reason, people can afford to buy it in large quantities making it more available than more expensive alcoholic drinks. It is not likely that the people who decide to drink Four Loko are going to pay attention to the alcoholic content. For that reason we all have an obligation to spread the word. Six cans in a single night can kill you. Three cans in a single night can land you in the emergency room. Unfortunately, there will be some families that will find out the hard way.

Cancer Care coordinator; Mary Brown, RN, DSN, manager Cancer Care Center; and Wendy Polk, nutritionist – with assistance from Lois Wilkinson, DBCC special projects manager, who helps facilitate the program at Bayhealth. Of particular value to newly-diagnosed women is DBCC’s Peer Mentor Program through which they are paired with a longterm survivor for one-on-one support. To learn more about Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, call Lois Wilkinson at 672-6435. Registration is required and light refreshments and small gifts are provided.

Cancer Support Group

The Wellness Community-Delaware offers a general cancer support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones held at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The monthly support group meets in the second floor conference room of the Cancer Care center on the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The next meeting takes place on Dec. 20 at 4:30 p.m. The Wellness Community, an affiliate of the Cancer Support community, is dedicated to helping people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of emotional support and hope. Facilitators are trained mental

health professionals with a master’s degree or more. Call 645-9150 for information or to register. All support groups offered at the Wellness Community are free of charge. This program is made possible by the support of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

Bereavement luncheons

Delaware Hospice’s “New Beginnings” bereavement luncheons are an informal way to meet and talk with others, who have had similar loss experiences. Lunch begins at noon and is followed by a brief program. The location rotates each week of the month according to the following schedule:  • 1st Thursday: Grottos Pizza, Rte. 26, Bethany Beach; • 2nd Thursday: Georgia House, 300 Delaware Ave., Laurel; • 3rd Thursday: Millsboro Pizza Palace, Rt. 113-southbound lane, Millsboro;  • 4th Thursday: Blue Ocean Grill (formerly Milton House), 200 Broadkill Rd., Milton; • 5th Thursday (when applicable): Texas Grill (formerly Ocean Point Grill), 26089 Long Neck Rd., Millsboro. “New Beginnings” luncheons are open to the public. Registration is not required. There is no fee except the cost of your lunch. For more information, call Carol Dobson or Paul Ganster at 856-7717.

MORNING STAR • NOV. 25 - DEC. 1, 2010

Holiday eating - it’s about portions By Mary Trotter, MS, RD, LDN

The holidays can put even the most health conscious parents to the test when it comes to keeping their family’s healthy habits on track. With leftover Halloween candy sitting around the house, Thanksgiving stuffing and Christmas cookies just around the corner, it’s no wonder we’re all resolving to some diet or another by New Years Day. So, what can we do to make sure our healthy habits don’t get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holidays? Rather than trying to eliminate the holiday goodies altogether, it’s more realistic to try to enjoy them moderately as a family. It’s okay for you and your family to enjoy the holiday meals and treats as long as you are enjoying sensible portions. So what does a sensible portion look like? Obviously, children need smaller portions than adults to meet their nutrition needs and to fill them up. To help with this, consider that our youngest children should start with one-third the portion of an adult for meat, poultry or fish. The adult serving is about 3 ounces or the size of a deck of cards. Kids 3 to 6 years of age should start with half the adult serving (one and a half ounces) and older children can start with 2 or more ounces. The appropriate serving of grains for children 1 to 6 years of age is a quarter cup. For all over 6 years of age, it’s a half cup of grains. Fruits and vegetables servings should be a half cup for all but the youngest group. Start with a quarter cup for children 1 to 3 years of age. Remember more is better for fruits and vegetables. Sensible tips for your family • Children and adults behave the same way when there is a large amount of food on the plate – both tend to eat more of what they like best if it’s on the plate. So start with the right portion size and then let your children ask for seconds if they are still hungry. • Serve your meal family style if possible – this allows kids to put the right amount on the plate from the start and teaches them how to make healthy choices. • Create a positive eating environment

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and listen when a child tells you he or she is full. Try and get rid of the “clean your plate” habit. • Avoid rewarding good behavior with foods of any kind. A hug, praise, extra playtime and stickers are all good alternatives. • Fill half of everyone’s plate — adults and kids — with fruits and vegetables. • Use smaller plates and use small glasses for drinks too. • Try to avoid the idea that dessert is a reward for eating the “healthy food” or cleaning the plate. Make dessert a special treat, rather than part of the everyday meal. • Be a role model, practice portion control and put the right amount on your plate too. • Many people forget to consider their beverage choices; the beverage is part of the meal too. For children ages two and up, choose a healthy beverage like water or fat-free or 1-percent milk (choose whole milk for tots 12 to 24 months old). Three-quarters of a cup (6 ounces) of milk is all young kids need at meal time. If they are still thirsty, offer water to finish out the meal. Of course, these tips aren’t just for the holidays. Portion control is important to follow everyday. The great thing about taking the approach of moderation during the holidays is that it will teach your children a healthy way to enjoy their favorite foods year-round. For more information on portion control and healthy eating habits, visit About the author Mary Trotter is a senior program and policy analyst for Nemours Health & Prevention Services. A registered dietitian with a master’s degree in human nutrition, Trotter provides technical assistance, training and staff support to community Trotter agencies, organizations and coalitions implementing new health promotion strategies.

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MORNING STAR • NOV. 25 - Dec. 1, 2010

Four great recipes for your Thanksgiving leftovers Leftovers are the uneaten remains of a meal that are saved oretta norr for later use. There are some who would say that this definition, while accurate enough, doesn’t do justice to what’s left of Thanksgiving. This is the camp that contends that the best part of Thanksgiving is the day after. It’s a pretty big contingent. If you’re generous to a fault, you may send your guests home with all the leftovers in doggie Simmer carcass, water, reserved leek bags. But if total magnanimity isn’t greens, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a 7- to for you, here are some helpful hints cour10-quart heavy pot, uncovered, skimming tesy of Epicurious. froth, 3 hours. • Pull all the meat off the carcass and Discard large bones with a slotted cut into small pieces. This not only saves space but helps the meat cool quicker leav- spoon or tongs, then strain stock through a large sieve into a large bowl (discard ing less of a chance for bacteria to grow. solids). • Cover the turkey tightly so it stays as If stock measures less than 10 cups, moist as possible. add water. If it measures more, boil until • When reheating, moisten with a little reduced. turkey or chicken stock. If using stock right away, let stand until • Don’t waste the bones - use them to fat rises to top, 1 to 2 minutes, then skim make more stock. off and discard fat. If not, chill (covered • If you’re already tired of turkey, save once cool) before removing fat. (It will be it for another day. It can be frozen for up easier to remove when cool or cold.) to 2 months. Cook garlic in oil in cleaned pot over Here are some winning recipes in the medium heat, stirring, until pale golden, “Creative Use of Leftovers” category. about 1 minute. Add onion and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionTuscan Turkey Soupy Noodles Gourmet, November 2010 ally, until golden, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in Makes 8 to 10 servings chopped leeks and rosemary and cook, Carcass from a 12- to 14-pound roast covered, stirring occasionally, until leeks turkey, including skin, or 6 pound turkey are softened, about 5 minutes. Add carrots, wings celery, and 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, 4 quarts water stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Stir in to2 medium leeks, greens reserved and matoes and stock and simmer, uncovered, white and pale green parts washed and stirring occasionally, until vegetables are chopped tender, about 20 minutes. Season with salt 6 large garlic cloves, finely chopped and pepper. 1/4 cup olive oil Stir in pasta and briskly simmer soup, 1 medium onion, chopped stirring occasionally, until pasta is al 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped rosemary dente. Add spinach and stir until wilted. 3 carrots, chopped 3 celery ribs, chopped Curried Turkey and Mango Salad Bon Appétit, November 2001 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes in Makes 4 servings juice, drained and chopped 1/3 cup mayonnaise 8 ounces dried egg pasta squares (such 1/4 cup plain yogurt as Cipriani brand tagliardi), or dried no1 tablespoon curry powder boil egg lasagne sheets (such as Barilla), 3 cups diced cooked turkey broken into roughly 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces 1 1/2 cups diced peeled pitted mango 5 to 8 ounces baby spinach 1 cup chopped red onion 1/2 cup roasted cashews Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced Break down carcass into smaller pieces.



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Makes 6 to 8 hors d’oeuvre servings 1/2 lb leftover roast turkey meat, shredded 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 bell peppers (preferably red and orange), finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled 1 (15- to 16-oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained 4 oz corn tortilla chips (not low-fat) 2 cups grated jalapeño Jack cheese (8 oz) 1/4 cup chopped scallion greens 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 cup sour cream 2 to 3 teaspoons finely chopped pickled jalapeño Accompaniment: tomato salsa Preheat oven to 450°. Toss turkey with lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a 10-inch

heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté bell peppers, stirring, until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Heat remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil in skillet over moderate heat and cook garlic, cumin, and oregano, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in beans and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Make 2 layers each of corn chips, sautéed peppers, beans, turkey, cheese, scallion, and cilantro in a 3-quart shallow baking dish. Bake nachos in middle of oven until cheese is melted, 6 to 10 minutes. Stir together sour cream and jalapeño to taste and serve on the side along with salsa.

Taste Testing Day

The Look-In Glass Shoppe at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold a Quick Dinners, Soups, and Dips Taste Testing Day on Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Lobby to taste test all-natural, easy to prepare dinners and soups, and fresh and tasty bread dips and dipping oils - just like the dips found in Italian restaurants. These treats are perfect for the holidays and will be available for sale in The Look-In Glass Shoppe.  For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 4955. Payment is expected at time of order.

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The holidays are about family, sometimes too much In the tradition of the retail stores, I am going to offer a Christony indsor mas column before I have even eaten the Thanksgiving turkey. HalSomeone would hand loween had not yet come around this year and merchants had started out presents and the erecting Christmas trees and stringscene looked simiing brightly lit seasonal lights and lawn deer throughout the stores. lar to a food drop in I suppose it is all linked to the economy and the need to get people Ethiopia. thinking about starting their holiday shopping. It is sad that the holidays where all of my uncles, aunts and cousins remain so commercial. would converge on the homestead like I really wish we could go back to a flies on the rear door of an outhouse. time when Christmas meant celebrating I have never understood how my the birth of Christ and simply sharing quality time with family and friends. I fear grandmother was able to feed all of the mouths that crammed into her kitchen. It that will never occur because the holidays was chaotic at times, but yet methodical as represent such a monumental boost to the well. All of the “grownups” would gather economy. around the table and eat while we “younEven with the commercialism of the guns” played outside. season, I still find something magical Make no mistake about it; we played about Christmas. It is a great opportunity outside no matter if it was 40 below zero to reunite with some friends and family we and snow up to our eyeballs. Inside the have become somewhat out of touch with house was the haven for the adults and during the busy schedule of life. where I believe the adage “children should I remember that as a child Christmas be seen and not heard” was first practiced. morning lasted only a very short time. We As a matter of fact, I am not sure we were opened our gifts and almost immediately even supposed to be seen. headed out the door to visit family; this Once all of the adults finished eating would keep us away from our own home and talking, something that could take until well past dark. hours, we younguns were called in to eat We would pack in the car and Dad what was left over; most probably neck would drive us to my grandparents’ house


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bones and feet. Actually, I cannot recall ever seeing the table anything less than filled with bountiful food even after we had finished eating. It was a miracle just shy of Jesus serving the multitude. After dinner we would pile in grand mom’s parlor and exchange gifts. This was the most unorganized, chaotic event in the history of the civilized world. Someone would hand out presents and the scene looked similar to a food drop in Ethiopia. It is a wonder that someone didn’t lose a hand or eye. The grabbing and tearing at neatly wrapped presents was shameful. It was as if the secret to eternal youth was hidden under the gift wrapping. It was not unusual for us to be at the grandparents’ house until 6 or 7 p.m. You would think at that time we should shuffle home and spend some quality time with our Christmas presents and break bread at our own kitchen table. This was not part of the plan, not as far as my Dad was concerned. We would leave grandmom’s house after spending the entire day with aunts, uncles and cousins by the score. Then we would head out of grandmom’s yard and begin a trek that would take us to the individual homes of each of these aunts and uncles and cousins before we could even consider returning to our own home. Doorway by doorway we would go into the house and as Mom and Dad had cake, cookies and coffee, we younguns would play with our cousins and see what they

got for Christmas. It was not so much us seeing what they got Christmas, but more us seeing what we didn’t get. This would be followed by a grand item by item presentation by the hostess aunt who would sit beneath the tree and show each piece of clothing and every knick knack and paddy whack that Santa had left at the house. This, based on the economic standing of the particular aunt and uncle, could last as long as 45 minutes. So, multiply this exact agenda by the number of aunts and uncles that we visited and you can see why it was not unusual for us to stumble into our home somewhere in the vicinity of midnight. Then for several nights after Christmas, we would be visited by these same aunts and uncles that we had visited, so that they could partake of cakes, cookies and coffee and allow my mother to conduct a similar, but somewhat shorter item by item presentation. Shorter because by the time these aunts and uncles had arrived at our home my brothers and I had yanked all of our presents out from under the tree and those items that were not missing a wheel, arm, head or inner spring, were most likely strewn somewhere betwixt our house and another part of our neighborhood. Oh well, as chaotic and time consuming as it may have been, there is no denying that my childhood Christmases were certainly centered on family, mostly everybody else’s family.

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This year’s Youth Philanthropy Board includes: Standing, from left: Eryn Johnson, junior, Seaford High School; Samantha Fellner, junior, St. Thomas More Preparatory School; Molly Cain, senior, Seaford High School; Elizabeth D’Onofrio, senior, Indian River High School; Kathleen Cramer, senior, Indian River High School; Joie Polite, junior, Woodbridge High School. Middle row: Jordyn Gum, senior, Delmarva Christian High School; Rebecca Bryan, senior, Delmarva Christian High School; Casey Thomas, senior, Sussex Tech High School; Kate Mullett, senior, Woodbridge High School; Jasmin Patel, senior, Cape Henlopen High School; and JinAh Lee, senior, Sussex Central High School. Standing in back row: Greg Manhard, junior, St. Thomas More Preparatory School; Hunter Harmon, senior, Worcester Preparatory School; Cory Cutsail, junior, Laurel High School; Megan Carroll, senior, Cape Henlopen High School; Matthew Taylor, junior, Seaford High School; Keda Dorisca, junior, Sussex Technical High School; and Maggie White, senior, Sussex Central High School. Not pictured are Ashley Matos, senior, Delmar High School; Skylar Schirtzinger, senior, Delmar High School; and Matthew Waldman, junior, Delmar High School.

Youth board invites applications for programs in Sussex County The Delaware Community Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Board for Sussex County will award a total of $10,000 in grants in 2011 to one or more schools and qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Sussex County. Applications will be considered for programs from schools, clubs and civic/ community organizations that benefit Sussex County students in grades K through 12 that promote academic success and/or physical and mental health. Each grant request must be submitted on a 2011 Youth Philanthropy Board for Sussex County Grant Application Form

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The 16th Annual Southeastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour on Thanksgiving weekend allows participants to visit area studios on a free self-guided tour, to see artists and their works. Here artist Ellen Rice works on a painting.

Artists Studio Tour Visitors of the 16th Annual Southeastern Delaware Artists Studio Tour on Thanksgiving weekend will be treated to debuts of a host of new creations in contrasting styles and media, print premiers, talks, demonstrations, and the opportunities to participate in a group painting, shop for unique holiday gifts and win a work of art. The free, self-guided, two-to-three-day tour, Nov. 26-28, takes visitors on a winding path through a 10-mile region to visit the working studios and galleries of 15 of the region’s best known painters and fine artisans, several internationally recognized. Art in the Hat Every year each SEDAST tour artist donates one work of art to the tour’s annual Art in the Hat fundraiser for local school art programs. Fifteen works of art will be given away this year to tour visitors. Ticket chances are $10 each or three for $25 and can only be purchased the first two days of the tour at the SEDAST studios and galleries. To date, SEDAST has raised nearly $30,000 for local elementary through high school art programs. Art in the Hat winners will be announced at the tour’s con-

clusion. Tour FAQs The SEDAST tour is one of the most successful, long-lived art tours in the country and annually attracts more than 1,000 visitors, who, guided by a free tour map, pick and choose the studios they wish to visit. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26, Saturday, Nov. 27, and for several of the studios, Sunday, Nov. 28. A brochure containing a map to all tour stops, hours of each studio, information and images of the artists and their works, and this year’s Art in the Hat contributions is available at regional galleries and businesses and online at www.artstudiotour. com. Each studio and gallery on the tour will be marked with orange and yellow balloons and signs pointing the way, and all studios have brochures. Many of the artists will be offering holiday refreshments and music throughout the festivities. The public is invited to dress comfortably, bring friends, family, holiday guests and plan to have fun exploring the diverse creative talents abundant in Southeastern Delaware.

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I like paint. I like its smell, its creamy smooth texture and the ynn arks many colors in which it is available. Paint and I have been toI like buying it, watching the clerk punch in on the keyboard on the mixing machine my selection’s gether long enough that code and then seeing the streams I know what it can and of concentrated colors flow into the white base. I like opening the can’t do. can, dipping the brush in for the first time and spreading the paint on whatever it is that I’ve detertrue that now and then, when I’m not caremined is ready for a spruce-up. ful with a pot or with the cutting board, And I love the colorful chips that are the black paint chips off, leaving a patch available — for free! — at the paint coun- of white. For that occasion, I keep the ter. I have quite a collection of them, from black paint and a small brush, as well as a the sand that I selected years ago for our jar of mineral spirits in which to rinse the living room to the mustard that last year brush, under the sink, within easy reach I painted on the brand new walls of our for a quick fix-up. renovated back porch. Recently, I found myself in the paint My most recent paint adventure was in department of a large home-improvement the kitchen, where our old laminate counstore. I looked at the array of colors, wontertops were dragging down all efforts I dering where I could put this one and what had made to brighten the room. Years ago, room would be improved with that one. I painted the cheap plastic cabinets that In my perusal, I came across one brand came with our house, covering the brown of paint’s “Audubon Collection,” with wood-grain contact paper in which the colors that are found in nature and that cabinets were wrapped with glossy white a designer with the paint company has enamel. Despite the fact that everyone grouped together to represent a seascape, warned that paint would not stick to such a forest, or a desert landscape. Guacamole a slippery surface, my plan, with the help with turquoise mist, root beer with toffee of subsequent touch-ups, worked. What an crunch. Blackberry jam with apple cider. improvement! That designer, in addition to having a fine Now, I was ready to do the same thing sense of color, must have been hungry. to the countertops, only with high-gloss Two colors in particular caught my black paint. Again, everyone warned that eye: tomato bisque and chocolate turtle. I mine was a foolhardy plan. Even the clerk picked up those paint chips to bring home at the paint store, normally my ally, cauto add to my collection. The bedroom is tioned that the oil-base paint I had in mind looking kind of drab, I thought. What betwas not suitable for countertops. It will ter way to brighten one of the approaching get nicked, she said, and will scratch and winter days than by painting? peel off. As soon as I walked into the house, Paint and I have been together long I knew why I liked those two colors so enough that I know what it can and can’t much. The chocolate turtle is nearly idendo. I felt confident in its ability to cover tical to the back porch’s mustard. And the the ugly white and gold laminate that I tomato bisque is very similar to the brick had come to hate. No. 5 in the dining room. So much for And so, one bright fall afternoon, with branching out. all of the windows open so that fumes No matter. I’m happy to have two new could escape, I opened the can of black paint chips — featuring, in addition to high-gloss oil-based paint that I had tomato bisque and chocolate turtle, bran bought and carefully spread layer after muffin, brown basket, peachy keen and layer on the old countertops. really russet — to add to my collection. Again — what an improvement! And If there’s no actual painting to do on that for a mere fraction of the cost of a new cold winter day, at least I’ll be able to counter, even of the cheapest variety. It’s dream.



Miss Delaware send-off celebration Join the Miss Delaware Organization, and friends and family of Miss Delaware 2010, Kayla Martell, as we celebrate her departure to the Miss America 2011 Pageant. The Send-Off Celebration will be Martell held Sunday, Dec. 12, from 2 to 5 p.m., in the Diamond Room of Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Dover. The cost is $25 per person in advance, $30 per person at

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Seaford High School Class of 1960 celebrates 50th reunion

Seaford High School Class of 1960 celebrated their 50th class reunion on October 2, 2010, at the Seaford Fire Hall. Pictured, from left, first row: Dotty Barto LeCates, Nancy Wheatley Adams, Carolyn Passwaters Johnson, Diane Jenkins Lank, Nancy Lankford Bennett, Brenda Ruark, Carol Huston, Joan Stevens Frenz, Ricky Fox Brown, Rebecca Waller, Sandra Rogers Yerkes, Connie Payne Keene, Jean Jones Stant. Second row: Brenda King Johnson, Barbara Jones James, Samuel Baldwin, Diana Biagotti Everly, Jack Knowles, Donna Slick Robinson, Darlene Hastings Ashmead, Patty Foulk Drowney, Dottie Johnson Dukes, Rebecca Lewis Tobat, Barbara Hearn,

Jean Veasey Marvel, Michael Dunaway, Pat O’Day Wheedleton, Blanche Massey Gundry, Muree Comorat Chaffinch, Lois Berryman Gudac, Gary Watson, Betty Palmer Messick, Charlotte Dennis Graham. Third row: Shirley Carlisle Ray, Ben Culver, Darl Rohas Culver, James Morrison, Glen Lovelace Jr., Mahlon Baker, James Smarte, Edward Maas III, Ronald Fleetwood, William Wheeler, Wayne Yerkes, Bryan Herrick, John Green Jr., Michael Derr, Robert McDonald, John Isenhower, Larry Manogue, Jack O’Day, Frank Fleetwood, Clark White.

New wetland restoration project completed by middle schoolers Last fall, poultry producer Doug Vanderwende attended a presentation about nutrient management and wetland restoration projects, prompting him to contact DNREC’s Drainage Program about a wetland project on his Greenwood farm. He provided a sketch that served as the basis for the project that was constructed last summer by the Sussex Conservation District and DNREC Drainage staff. On Nov. 6, middle schoolers from the Conservation Club at Phillis Wheatley Middle School in Bridgeville completed the restored wetland at Doug and Debbie Vanderwende’s Locust Grove Farm by planting wetland grasses, sedges, rushes and shrubs as part of the wetland’s natural filter system. “This project is a great example of the work we’ve been promoting for the last few years in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and the agricultural community to improve the water quality of runoff from poultry production areas,” said Tom Barthelmeh, DNREC Environmental Program Manager. The plan involved constructing a wetland treatment system within a three-acre section of a field, using existing irrigation system wheel tracks as dividers for multiple wetland cells (areas). These restored wetland cells now filter runoff from two poultry houses, two manure structures, a sheep pasture and agricultural fields before entering the tax ditch system. “The native vegetation planted by the students will absorb excess nutrients, resulting in cleaner water being released into the tax ditch system, which drains into the Chesapeake Bay Watershed,” Barthelmeh

said. “My kids have heard how wetlands serve as filters and help clean our water by filtering out pollutants. Now they can say, ‘I helped restore a wetland,’ and feel great about the experience,” said Conservation Club Advisor Pam Vanderwende. She also noted a heron was already enjoying the new habitat and called the whole experience “memorable, rewarding and very educational” for club members as well as two families from the Peach Blossom 4-H Club who volunteered their time. The Locust Grove Farm project is one of many wetland restoration projects that will be implemented in Delaware in the next few years. Wetland restoration is a key component in a new multi-state, multiphase plan to improve water quality by reducing excess nutrients and sediment entering the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The EPA is currently in the process of setting new total maximum daily load (TMDL) limits for phosphorus, nitrogen and sediment that come from the watershed and enter the streams, rivers and Bay. Six states within the Chesapeake watershed – Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and New York, plus the District of Columbia – are working with the EPA to prepare implementation plans to meet these new limits, with the goal of having all actions in place by 2025. DNREC is preparing to submit Delaware’s final phase 1 plan to the EPA in late November. For more information about ecological restoration projects including wetlands, contact Tom Barthelmeh, Wetland Restoration Program, at 302-739-9921.

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New recycling law goes into effect in December replacing 5-cent deposit A new law aimed at offering recycling opportunities to all Delawareans through the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control goes into effect Dec. 1 – repealing and replacing the state’s 5-cent bottle deposit with a 4-cent recycling fee that will apply to the same kinds of containers that have carried the deposit. The fee directly contributes to another component of the law that will extend recycling service to every home and business in Delaware. Waste haulers will provide regular recycling collection to all single-family household customers in Delaware as well as to bars and restaurants by Sept. 15, 2011. Over the next few years, virtually everyone in Delaware will have access to comprehensive, convenient recyclables collection programs at home and at work. This will help create jobs, extend valuable landfill life, save resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy. Waste haulers will provide recycling collection to all multi-family residential customers in Delaware by Jan. 1, 2013. All commercial businesses will be required to participate in a comprehensive recycling program by Jan. 1, 2014. To help give momentum to universal recycling, the new container law eliminates the old 5-cent bottle deposit that few people redeemed, replacing it with the 4-cent recycling fee. The fee will create the Delaware Recycling Fund, which will offer grants and loans through DNREC to improve recycling in the state. The 4-cent fee is scheduled to end either when the Delaware Recycling Fund collects $22 million, or on December 1, 2014, whichever occurs first. The transition from the nickel bottle deposit to 4-cent recycling fee is as follows: • Starting Dec. 1, the 5-cent refundable

deposit will no longer be charged on soda and beer bottles. Instead, bottles that formerly carried the deposit will now carry a 4-cent recycling fee, which is not refundable. • Consumers have until Jan. 31, 2011 to collect refunds on bottles for which they paid a deposit prior to Dec. 1, 2010. • Bottles still labeled with the 5-cent deposit may be found on store shelves for a short while after Dec. 1, 2010. However, the store will not charge a deposit on these bottles, nor can customers return them for a refund. • The 4-cent recycling fee on each bottle will be paid by stores to the State of Delaware to create the Delaware Recycling Fund, which will offer grants and loans for projects that improve recycling throughout the state. • The 4-cent recycling fee is scheduled to end either when the state Recycling Fund collects $22 million or on Dec. 1, 2014, whichever occurs first. • The Delaware Division of Revenue began sending information about the end of the 5-cent deposit and ensuing 4-cent recycling fee to retailers of beverage containers. Retailers should contact the Division of Revenue at 302-577-8778 or visit its website ( to register, or to obtain more information about payment of the fee. Retailers must now remit this 4-cent per bottle fee to the Division of Revenue. Retailers must also obtain a State of Delaware Retail Beverage Container Business License (at no cost) for each location at which the 4-cent beverage containers are sold. For consumers, more information about Delaware’s beverage container changes or the state’s new universal recycling law can be found at or by calling 302-739-9403.

Democratic Caucus elects leaders The House Democratic Caucus recently selected Reps. Robert F. Gilligan, Peter C. Schwartzkopf and Valerie J. Longhurst to continue serving as the caucus’ leadership for the upcoming legislative session. During the standard post-election organizational meeting, Reps. Gilligan, Schwartzkopf and Longhurst were chosen to serve as speaker, majority leader and majority whip, the same respective positions they held during the 145th General Assembly. Although he was chosen by the caucus, Rep. Gilligan must be confirmed by the entire House of Representatives as speaker. The Delaware House of Representatives was the only state House in the country to gain Democratic seats in the November 2 election, and one of only five state legislative chambers where Democrats picked up seats – the state Senates in Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania

are the others, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Democrats gained two seats and now hold a 2615 majority in the 41-member Delaware House. During last Tuesday’s meeting, the caucus also discussed the committee process and submitted committee requests for the upcoming session. Committee assignments and chairs will be announced at a later date. Incumbent representatives also welcomed four new members to the Democratic Caucus – Reps. Stephanie T. Bolden, Debra Heffernan, Edward Osienski and Rebecca D. Walker. Although these Democratic freshmen will not be formally sworn in to office until next year, by state law they already have begun their terms and are officially state representatives. The 146th General Assembly session will convene on Jan. 11, 2011.


MORNING STAR • NOV. 25 - Dec. 1, 2010

Delmarva Auto Alley And the Delaware State Dirt Track champions are... By Bonnie Nibblett

It’s the end of November already, and racing has come to a stop until next season at the Delaware Motorsports Complex. Before we gear up for the 2011 season, let’s take a look at 2010. All three tracks had new champions this year. Over the next few months, we’ll talk about all of the champions and the year end show. For the first time in the history of the Delaware State Dirt Track Championship, the championship was held at night and on an earlier date that in the past, Oct. 2223. Both the date and format was changed to a Friday and Saturday night instead of a Saturday and Sunday event in early November. Patrons all seemed to like the change, or that is the jest I have heard from a lot of fans. I personally liked the changes; it made the racing far better than a day show. If you didn’t go this year, you missed out on some great racing. There may have been a few less cars but that did not affect any of the racing action.  Longtime race driver Billy Pauch cleaned up this year grabbing the Small Block 50 lap feature on Saturday and returned on Sunday to nail the Big Block Modified 50 lap feature. Between the two divisions, Pauch earned $12,588. On Saturday, Pauch ran his No. 1 car and on Sunday he drove the No. 1W owned by Will Brown. Small Block second through fifth place went to Wade Hendrickson, Larry Soloman, Shawn Reimert and Ray Swinehart. Neither of those drivers runs every week at Delmar on Saturday nights. The Big Block remaining top 5 were Jimmy Horton, Richie Pratt Jr., Chic Cossaboone and local driver Matt (the Joker) Jester. On Saturday, the Little Lincoln Vintage Stock Car Club also had the final race and the final points race for the drivers. Brian Brasure collected his first Delaware State Dirt Track Championship, which was a lot more money than a regular season race pays. It was his second win for 2010 and he went on to place 2nd in club points. It was his best year and first full season with the racers in his third year of racing. The other top five for the year end champ show went to Jamie Wagner with the win, Brasure, Mel Joseph Jr., Bill Brittingham and Steven Baker.  The points battle was close to the very last race. The points championship title went to Mel Joseph Jr., followed by Brasure, Bill Brittingham and Jamie Wagner who both tied for a third place finish. Fourth went to John Stevenson and Jeff Wheatley who take turns driving the same car. Fifth through 10th were Donald Robinson Jr., Emory West, Ryan Walsen, Steven Baker and Bobby Williamson.  The club will hold its yearly banquet in January. You can keep up with the Little

Lincolns online at   On Sunday, the feature winners went to Super Late Model driver Ricky “the Rocket” Elliott, followed by Darryl Hills, Mark Byram, Donald Lingo Jr. and David Hill. Three of these drivers were regular home drivers. Elliott took home $7,325 in winnings. The AC Delco TSS Modified winners were Brandon Blades, who collected his first and only feature win of the year and $1,960; Joseph Tracy, Westley Smith, Ryan Anderson and Scott Hitchens, all Saturday night racers.  The Crate Model winner was Bobby Watkins collecting $1,670; Clay Tatman (his best ever finish and it was his first year too) was second; and Ross Robinson, Joe Warren and Clint Chalabala rounded out the top five. Watkins drove for owner Robert Bragg’s 424 car for the first time this season.  The Modified Lite winner was Brandon Dennis who collected $1,040; second went to Kevin McKinney; and Kerry King Jr., Tim White and James Hill rounded out the top 5. Hill flipped in Saturday’s qualifying but was able to return to start 20th for the feature. It was his second win in the Delaware State Dirt Track Championship with Dennis claiming his first win back in 2006. Dennis also clinched the track title for the third consecutive year. The Southern Delaware Vintage win went to C.J. Schirmer; and Jim Pride Jr., Chuck Tucker, Mark Williams and Eric Vent round out the top five. The first Sportsman win went to Kelly Putz who finished sixth. It was a good show of cars and great to see.  The U.S. 13 Dragway has completed the season with the track championship going to Ben Parks, Salisbury, Md., in Super Pro.  In Pro, Phillip Truitt of Parsonsburg, Md.; Pro Bike - Charles Nock of Greenwood; Crystal Hudson of Millsboro picked up her fourth championship in a row in Street Eliminator; Jr. Dragster 1 champ - Kody Mariner, of Salisbury; and Jr. Dragster 2 - Amy Jo Jackson, of Newark, Md. The U.S. 13 Kart Club Track has finalized the club points. Champs are: Junior I Rookie – Jarod Millman #7; Junior I – Reese White #27; Junior II - Dillon Adams #25; Junior III – Ashlyn Steele #48; Animal Lite – Michael Allaband #7; Animal Medium – Mark Droney #9D; Animal Heavy – Brett Thomas #11; 370 Flathead – Robert Walls, Jr. #55A; Junior Unrestricted – Ashlyn Steele #48; and Clone 375 – Aaron Headley #03. The Kart Club will hold its annual banquet in January.  We’ll talk about the regular speedway Saturday night track champions next month. The dragway will hold its banquet on Jan. 28; the speedway on Jan. 29. For more information, contact the track office

Chris Hitchens in victory lane for the third time in 2010 with crew and fans in his Crate Model #77. Hitchens finished second in track points.

Super Late Model action during the 2010 season with young Staci Warrington #20 who placed fifth in track points.

at 875-1911, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the track’s website at www.delawareracing. com and catch us on Facebook too. The Delaware Motorsports Complex is located in Delmar, off Route 13, just before the Maryland and Delaware state line. 

To keep up with Delaware racing, visit or the largest racing message board on the Shore at index.cgi. See you at the track!  


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Commonwealth of Virginia Code § 8.01-316 Charlottesville J&DR Juvenile Division Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court in re Mariah Nicole Jenkins v. Serita N. Jenkins. The object of this suit is to terminate the residual parental rights of Sarita N. Jenkins to the female child born August 22, 1994. It is ordered that the defendant Sarita N. Jenkins appear at the above-named Court and protect his or her interests on or before 12/22/2010, 9:30 a.m. Dated: 10/27/2010 Signed: Edward D. Berry, Judge 11/4/4tc

Estate of Belva A. Ellis, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Belva A. Ellis who departed this life on the 7th day of October, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto William M. Carey, Susan L. Pressley on the 9th day of November, A.D. 2010, 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 7th day of June, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf.

PAGE 35 Co-Executors: William M. Carey 32601 Pine Grove Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Susan L. Pressley 5372 Watson Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: Shannon R. Owens, Esq. Procino Wells, LLC 225 High St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 11/18/3tc


Estate of Arintha W. Heller, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Arintha W. Heller who departed this life on the 30th day of October, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Homer Turner on the 8th day of November, A.D. 2010, 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 30th day of June, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Homer Turner 113 Glade Cr. W. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 11/18/3tc


Estate of Gerald Walter Jones, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Gerald Walter Jones who departed this life on the 17th day of October, A.D. 2010 late of Greenwood, DE were duly granted unto Dolores J. Slatcher on the 5th day of November, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are



The Commission of Bridgeville, 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 Proc­ ess 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 Bridgeville Town Hall, Bridgeville, Del­a­ware on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. A status report for FY-10 will also be included. For more information contact William Lecates, Director of Community Development and Housing at 855-7777. 11/25/1tc

Name: _________________________________________ Old Address: ____________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________

NEW Address

ing 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 Proc­ ess 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 Seaford Town Hall, Seaford, Del­a­ware on

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. A status report for FY-10 will also be included. For more information contact William Lecates, Director of Community Development and Housing at 855-7777. 11/25/1tc


LEGALS - from Page 33

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Name: _________________________________________ New Address: ___________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________

Mail to the Seaford/Laurel Star Circulation, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE or call Karen direct at 752-4454

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 17th day of June, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Dolores J. Slatcher 414 Sussex Ave. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 11/18/3tc


Estate of Robert Purnell Vickery, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Robert Purnell Vickery who departed this life on the 14th day of October, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Robin White poa for Katherine Vickery on the 5th day of November, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratrix on or before the 14th day of June, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Robin White poa for Katherine Vickery 26294 Cave Neck Rd. Milton, DE 19968 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 11/18/3tc


Estate of Dorothy E. Eaves, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Dorothy E. Eaves who departed this life on the 23rd day of September, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Carol LePiere on the 22nd day of October, A.D. 2010, 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 23rd day of May, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Carol LePiere 7336 Lakeshore Dr. Quinton, VA 23141 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 11/11/3tc


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Bring your children and grandchildren to the Governor Ross Mansion for a special visit by Santa and music by Emma Scott.

Part of three-day Victorian Christmas

Emma Scott will entertain for special children’s event by Anne Nesbitt On Saturday morning, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. until noon, Santa will be at the Ross Mansion visiting with children as they are gathering greens and making arrangements to take to their homes for Christmas. Doughnuts and hot chocolate will be served. The talented and accomplished Emma Scott will entertain the children with her violin playing. Children are enrapt and in awe watching such a young person performing so beautifully. There is no charge for the children but each child must be accompanied by an adult, for whom the charge is $3. For other adults the charge is $7. This children’s activity is a very special part of the three days of the Victorian Christmas. On Friday, Dec. 10, everything starts with a 6 to 8 p.m. Wine and Cheese party featuring exceptional hors d’oeuvres along with the usual party fare and a free raffle ticket for two wine baskets. Charge for this event is $10 per person. The weekend celebration ends with a Steeplewalk starting at St. John’s Church at 6 p.m. This consists of singing Christmas carols while walking among the three downtown churches. Some programming will be offered in each church. Refreshments will be served at St. John’s Church. There is no charge for this. On all three days of the Victorian Christmas, December 10, 11 and 12, there will be tours of the

13 rooms of the Mansion, decorated by the Seaford Spade and Trowel Garden Club, tours of the historic log slave quarter, musical entertainment (including the Sound Waves Bell Choir from Seaford Christian Academy form 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday), refreshments, an art show and an opportunity to meet and talk with impersonators of the Ross family. The charge for Saturday or Sunday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. is $7 per person. The Christmas Boutique will be open in the Mansion gift shop with unique and interesting gifts, many of which are homemade, all offered at a very reasonable price. This festive weekend is sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society. For more information call the SHS office at 628-9828.

Victorian Christmas Boutique needs items

Gift items are needed for the Boutique at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion on December 10, 11 and 12. Each member of the Seaford Historical Society is asked to contribute one item. Handmade gifts in the price range of $10 to $20 are the most popular. Items may be left in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time. The box will be checked every day to pick up donated items. For further information, call Shirley Skinner at 629-9378 or Diane Thomas at 629-2085.

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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Laurel Pop Warner Midget, Pee Wee football teams win regional titles EASTERN REGION CHAMPIONSThe Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee and Midget football teams pose for a photo during a rally for the two teams last Saturday. Both teams brought home Eastern Regional championships with wins in their games in Tom’s River, N.J. last Saturday. Submitted photo

CELEBRATION- Members of the Delmar varsity football team celebrate the Wildcats’ opening round win over St. Georges. Delmar faces St. Elizabeth this Saturday at Baynard Stadium in the state semifinals. See story on page 39. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel Pee Wee team tops Dorchester in regional finals

Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee coach Joey Deiter comes off the bus holding his team’s trophy following the Bulldogs’ win in the Eastern Regional championship. The Laurel Midget team was also victorious. Submitted photo

Laurel Midget football captures Division 3 Eastern Regional crown

The Laurel Pop Warner Midget football team traveled to Toms River South High School (N.J.) for the Division 3 Eastern Regional championship last Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs were lead by Jerron Tull on their way to a 44-13 victory over the Point Pleasant Golden Elks (N.J.). Tull had touchdown runs of 65, 70, 80 and 15 yards on his way to a career day. He finished the day with eight carries for 247 yards and four touchdowns. Ben Miller added a 77-yard touchdown run and Elijah Snead had a five-yard touchdown run as the Bulldogs complied over 400 yards of offense for the third time in regional play. Johnny McGinnis capped the scoring with a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown. Tull also caught an extra point pass from Justin Revel and Snead ran in an extra point in the win.

The Laurel Pop Warner Pee-Wee football won its 11th game of the 2010 season on Saturday by a 13-12 score over the Dorchester Vikings in the championship game of the Division 3 Eastern Regional Tournament in Toms River, N.J. The Pee-Wee Bulldogs ended their season with a perfect 11-0 season and the first Pee-Wee Division 3 Eastern Regional tournament championship ever for the program. The Bulldogs’ defense kept the game close in the first half by shutting down the Vikings’ high powered offense after their first quarter score. The special teams turned the game around when Donnell Briddell ran back the second half kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown and tied the score. This proved to be the momentum change the Bulldogs needed. The Bulldogs scored again in the third quarter on a Briddell 26-yard run. Briddell ran in the extra point which proved the winning score. The Bulldogs’ defense held the Vikings scoreless until the final three minutes of the game when the Vikings scored but missed the extra point kick. The Bulldogs recovered the onsides kick and needed two first downs to run out the clock. The offense, led by Briddell and Garrett Temple, ran for two first downs and kneeled down to end the game. Briddell had 17 carries for 75 yards and two touchdowns, Justin Hill carried the ball twice for 47 yards, Temple added nine carries for 36 yards, and Timaun Williams chipped in with eight carries for 28 yards. The Laurel defense allowed 140 yards of offense as Cole Collins recorded three tackles and three assists, Williams had seven tackles and an assist, and Briddell added five tackles and a fumble recovery. Temple and Alyzjah Kellam each had three tackles and Deon Tre Parker made two tackles.


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Back-to-back state champs

Sussex Tech field hockey team rallies to win second straight title By Mike McClure

The Sussex Tech varsity field hockey team followed up a thrilling, last second win over Cape Henlopen in the state semifinals with an equally tough win over upstate powerhouse Tower Hill to win its second straight state championship last Saturday in Dover. “It’s amazing. I could never dream of something like this. With all my girls anything is possible,” said Sussex Tech goalie Megan Cannon. “It’s unbelievable to be the two time champion. We definitely pulled it together. We definitely had a target on our back. We just had to fight.” The Ravens advanced to the championship game when senior spark plug Maxine Fluharty scored with five seconds left in a scoreless game against Cape Henlopen, which handed Sussex Tech its only loss of the season earlier in the year. On Saturday, it was deja vu all over again, with the Ravens and Hiller meeting in the championship game. Like last year, Sussex Tech edged Cape Henlopen in the semifinals before facing the perennial state final qualifiers for all the marbles. Sussex Tech opened Saturday’s contest with a pair of corners, but the first half was dominated by Tower Hill. Elise DeDominicis gave the Hillers a 1-0 lead with 25:15 left in the first half. Tower Hill came back with 12 corners before the Ravens got another one, but Sussex Tech took advantage of the corner as Fluharty’s shot bounced off the cross bar before Lindsay Rickards knocked it in. The senior’s goal knotted the score at 1-1 with 2:51 remaining in the half. Tower Hill out-shot Sussex Tech, 7-2, and held a 14-3 advantage in corners in the opening half, but the score remained 1-1. Cannon recorded five saves in the first half for the Ravens. “All we talked about (at the half) was our intensity,” Sussex Tech head coach

Sussex Tech’s Maxine Fluharty, left, hugs Kelsey Doherty as teammate Lindsay Rickards, right, looks on following Doherty’s goal in last Saturday’s state championship game. All three players had goals in the 3-1 win over Tower Hill. Photo by Mike McClure

Sussex Tech senior Abby Atkins hugs one of her coaches following the Ravens’ 3-1 win over Tower Hill in the state championship game. Photo by Mike McClure

Nancy Tribbitt said. “The defense stepped up, they’ve been doing it all year.” “They (defense) really had a big role and we played off them in the second half. We knew the offense had to step up and help them out,” added senior midfielder Taylor Kieffer. Sussex Tech wasted little time getting on the scoreboard in the second half as senior Kelsey Doherty knocked in the go ahead goal with 26:29 left in the game. Less than four minutes later Fluharty fired a shot past the Tower Hill goalie (22:41 left) to make it 3-1. Tower Hill kept battling, firing a flurry of shots on goal in the final 22 minutes. Cannon and the defense fought off the Hillers and preserved the 3-1 victory.

Shown, l to r, defending against a Tower Hill corner are Sussex Tech’s Maxine Fluharty, Kelsey Doherty, Kayla Krause, Logan Pavlik (7), and Megan Cannon. The Hillers had 20 corners, but the Ravens’ defense allowed just one goal in the victory. Photo by Mike McClure

“My defense is amazing, I wouldn’t be able to do my job without them,” said Cannon, who recorded 12 saves in the game. “After those goals I was like ‘20 more minutes, that’s all we need is 20 more minutes’.” “This is just as great as number one. This is never going to get old,” Tribbitt said following her team’s second straight championship win. “You never know, you have to take it game by game to see where you are after each individual game and when we got up in the morning we were in the final game.” Tower Hill finished the game with an advantage in shots (13-5) and corners (205), but Sussex Tech held the advantage where it counted, on the scoreboard. “It’s insane, it’s indescribable. We’re just so excited,” said Kieffer. “It (winning the state title this year) was a lot more difficult. We wanted to prove it wasn’t a one time thing and that we could do it again.” The Ravens were led by seniors Fluharty, Abby Atkins, Rickards, Doherty, Kieffer, Melanie Moore, Betsy Coulbourn, and Logan Pavlik. Tribbitt was assisted by coaches Carolyn Maull, Kelly Schirmer, and Sue Brady-Sekcinski. “They (players) complement each other, they talk to each other,” Tribbitt said. “They’re (senior class) going on to the rest of their lives but this is always going to be a special moment.”

Sussex Tech senior Taylor Kieffer has possession of the ball during last Saturday’s state championship game in Dover. The Ravens defeated Tower Hill to win their second straight state title. Photo by Mike McClure

The Sussex Tech varsity field hockey team is shown following its win over Tower Hill in the state championship game. The Ravens beat the Hillers in the finals for the second straight year to win back-to-back titles. Photo by Mike McClure

Congratulations to the 2010 field hockey state champs.

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Laurel Stars of the Week


Male Athletes of the Week- Laurel Pee Wee, Midget football teams

The Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee and Midget football teams each came home as the Eastern Region champions following wins last Saturday in the championship games in Tom’s River, N.J.



SEAFORD 629-6003 LAUREL 875-4477


Female Athletes of the Week- Sussex Tech varsity field hockey team The Sussex Tech varsity field hockey team won its second straight state title and the second state championship with a 3-1 win over Tower Hill last Saturday. The Ravens advanced to the finals with a 1-0 win over Cape in the semifinals on Wednesday. Honorable mention- Keandre Whaley- Delmar; De’Vaughn Trader- Delmar; Alex Ellis- Delmar; Cory Mattox- Delmar; Delmar offensive line

Wildcats win a thriller, 22-16, in first round of state tournament Delmar defense shuts out St. Georges in second half By Mike McClure It wasn’t pretty, but the Delmar varsity football team advanced to the state semifinals with a 22-16 win over St. Georges last Saturday at Caravel High School. The Wildcats overcame three costly turnovers thanks to a strong effort by the defense, which shut out the Hawks in the second half. Following a St. Georges punt, Delmar opened the game with the ball on the 14 and moved the ball to the Hawks’ 30 yard line thanks De’Vaughn Trader’s three carries for 35 yards. The Wildcats lost the ball on a toss on fourth and one, giving the ball to St. Georges. The ball bounced the Hawks’ way on their second possession, which started on their own 38. St. Georges advanced the ball to the Delmar 38, then a Hawk ball carrier fumbled the ball forward where it was recovered by St. George’s Leonard Robinson for a first down. Brenton Watson ran the ball in for a touchdown and added the two-point conversion to make the score 8-0 with 10 seconds left in the first quarter. The Wildcats once again moved the ball down field as quarterback Alex Ellis completed a 13-yard pass to Billy Poole and Keandre Whaley picked up a four-yard run on third and two from the Hawks’ 43. Delmar lost another scoring opportunity with a fumble on second and eight from the 27, which was recovered by St. Georges’ Robert Grundy. The Delmar defense held tough, forcing a punt to give the ball back to the offense. This time the Wildcats got on the scoreboard. Trader had a 42-yard run and

Ellis plunged into the end zone from a yard out. Brady Scott’s extra point pulled Delmar within one (8-7) with 6:12 remaining in the half. St. Georges came right back with its own scoring drive, starting at its own five yard-line. Robinson had a 30-yard run and quarterback Stanley Zulkowski completed a 56-yard pass to Robinson. Watson ran the ball in from a yard out and Zulkowski scored the two-point conversion on a keeper for a 16-7 Hawk lead with 3:37 left in the first half. Delmar’s offense got the ball at the 38 and quickly went to work. Trader had two carries for 17 yards, Frank Braham added three carries for 27 yards, and Ellis scored on another one-yard keeper. Scott’s PAT made it 16-14 with 30 seconds left. The Wildcats opened the second half with the ball on the 42. Ellis completed a 13-yard pass to Trader. But on second and eight from the St. Georges 30, Delmar fumbled the ball again and the Hawks’ Breyton Kelly pounced on it. Robinson helped St. Georges move the ball near midfield with a 19-yard run. On third and six from the 46, Delmar’s defense stood tall as Justin Ross, Dakota Harmon, and Cory Mattox dropped Watson for a one-yard loss, forcing a punt. The Delmar offense started with the ball on its own 11 yard-line. Whaley had two carries for 31 yards, Braham picked up a 13-yard gain, and Mattox rumbled for 10 yards. This time the Hawks’ defense stepped up, stopping Ellis short of a first down on fourth and one from the St. Georges 26 with 41 second left in the quarter. Delmar’s defense came up with another

Delmar’s De’Vaughn Trader, shown running with the ball during Saturday’s game, ran for 141 yards and a touchdown in the Wildcats’ 22-16 win over St. Georges. Photo by Mike McClure

stop to force a punt and give the ball back to the offense for what turned out to be the go ahead drive. Braham fought his way for a 10-yard run on fourth and three from the Hawks’ 37, Whaley pushed forward for five yards from fourth and two, and Trader took a pitch from Ellis on third and goal from the two and hit a hole created by his blockers for a touchdown. Trader also scored a two-point conversion to give

the Wildcats a 20-16 lead with 5:03 to go in the game. St. Georges’ offense took over on the 42 and Watson exploded for a 37-yard run on second and two from midfield. Whaley held Zulkowski to a one-yard gain on a keeper and a holding penalty on the Hawks set up second and 21 from the Wildcat 24. Continued on page 43

Laurel Youth Sports Basketball to hold signups starting Dec. 1

Laurel Youth Sports Basketball will hold signups for the 2011 season starting Wednesday, Dec. 1. Signups for the league, which is open to boys and girls ages 7-13, will be held at the Laurel Middle School field house on the following days and times: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 5:30-7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 4, 9:30-11 a.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 7, 5:30-7 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. This league is not open to high school students. Any questions, please call Jeff Gordy at 302-258-3468 or Marie Gordy at 302-258-3467.


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STAR SPORTS SCRAPBOOK- Shown (clockwise from top left) are scenes from the high school volleyball and cross country season: Seaford’s Uri Rebolledo and Sussex Tech’s Ricky Hernandez are shown during a meet in Georgetown; Delmar’s Ashley Matos looks to make the dig; Sussex Tech’s Briana Hall of Seaford looks to make a move; Sussex Tech’s Brianna Troyer makes the set as teammate Ellie McNatt, left, watches; and Delmar’s Shalynn Chandler, left, goes for the kill. Photos by Mike McClure


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Sussex Tech Winter Sports Schedules VARSITY BOYS’ BASKETBALL 12/3 at Caesar Rodney 7:15 12/7 at Dover 7:15 12/10 home vs. Smyrna 7:15 12/14 at Milford 7:15 12/17 home vs. Cape Henlopen 7:15 12/18 at Salesianum 7:30 1/4 at Sussex Central 6:15 1/6 home vs. Caesar Rodney 5:30 1/8 at North Caroline 3:30 1/20 home vs. Indian River 6:15 1/25 at Woodbridge 7:15 1/27 home vs. Seaford 5:30 2/1 home vs. Dover 7:15 2/3 at Smyrna 7:15 2/8 home vs. Milford 5:30 2/10 at Cape Henlopen 7:15 2/17 home vs. Sussex Central 5:30 VARSITY GIRLS’ BASKETBALL 12/3 home vs. Caesar Rodney 7:15 12/7 home vs. Dover 5:30 12/10 at Smyrna 7:15 12/14 home vs.Milford 5:30 12/17 at Cape Henlopen 7:15 12/28-29 JMB Invitational 1:00 1/4 home vs. Sussex Central 5:30 1/6 at Caesar Rodney 7:15 1/11 home vs. Polytech 5:30 1/14 at St. Mark’s 7:15 1/18 a Laurel 7:15 1/21 home vs. Indian River 7:15 1/24 at Seaford 5:00 1/25 home vs. Woodbridge 5:30 2/1 at Dover 7:15 2/3 home vs. Smyrna 5:30 2/8 at Milford 7:15 2/11 home vs. Cape Henlopen 7:15 2/17 at Sussex Central 6:15 VARSITY WRESTLING 12/10 War on the Shore 4:00

12/15 home vs. Smyrna 7:00 12/18-19 Beast of East 12/22 at Lake Forest 6:30 12/27 at Tiger Classic 10:30 12/28 at Tiger Classic 9:00 1/5 at Sussex Central 7:00 1/7 at Caesar Rodney 7:00 1/10 at Salesianum 7:00 1/12 home vs. Polytech 6:30 1/14-15 Delmarva Classic 1/19 at Laurel 6:30 1/22 home vs. Cape, IR, Woodbriidge 10:00 1/26 home vs. Woodbridge 6:30 1/28 at Seaford 7:00 2/2 home vs. Dover 7:00 2/9 at Milford 7:00 2/11 at Delmar 6:30 2/18-19 Henlopen Conference tourney VARSITY INDOOR TRACK 12/8 at Worcester County Track meet 12/20 at Worcester County Track meet 1/5 at Worcester County Track meet 1/12 at Worcester County Track meet 1/28 Henlopen Conference meet 2:00 VARSITY SWIMMING 12/9 at Sussex Central 4:00 12/14 at Stephen Decatur 5:00 12/16 at Milford 3:30 1/7 at Caesar Rodney 3:30 1/14 at Dover 3:30 1/20 at Seaford 3:30 1/27 at Cape Henlopen 3:30 2/3 at Lake Forest w/IR 3:30

Delmarva Christian varsity girls’ basketball schedule

Delmarva Christian varsity boys’ basketball schedule

12/3- at Archmere Academy, 6:15 12/6- home vs. St. Thomas More, 5:30 12/8- at Red Lion, 5:15 12/10- at Wilmington Christian School, 5:00 12/13- at Campus Community, 4:30 12/15- at Salisbury School, 5:30 12/18- home vs. Delaware Military Academy, 12:00 1/4- at St. Thomas More, 6:30 1/7- home vs. Archmere Academy, 6:15 1/24- at Holly Grove, 5:30 1/26- at St. Peter and Paul, 5:45 1/31- home vs. Salisbury Christian, 5:15 2/2- home vs. Gunston Day, 5:30 2/4- home vs. Wilmington Christian, 5:30 2/7- home vs. Campus Community, 4 2/12- at Delaware Military, 1:15 2/15- home vs. Red Lion, 5:30 2/18- home vs. Worcester Prep, 4

12/3- home vs. Archmere Academy, 6:15 12/6- at St. Thomas More, 6:30 12/8- home vs. Red Lion, 5:15 12/10- home vs. Wilmington Christian School, 5:30 12/13- at Campus Community, 6 12/15- at Salisbury School, 7 12/18- home vs. Delaware Military Academy, 2:30 1/4- home vs. St. Thomas More, 5:30 1/7- at Archmere Academy, 6:15 1/24- at Holly Grove, 7 1/27- home vs. Laurel, 5:15 1/31- home vs. Salisbury Christian, 6:30 2/2- at Gunston Day, 5:30 2/4- at Wilmington Christian, 6:30 2/7- home vs. Campus Community, 5:30 2/12- at Delaware Military, 3:45 2/15- at Red Lion, 5:30 2/18- home vs. Worcester Prep, 5:15

Delmarva Christian varsity indoor track schedule 12/15- at Snow Hill, 2 12/20- at Snow Hill, 2 1/5- at Snow Hill, 2 1/12- at Snow Hill, 2 1/19- at Snow Hill, 2 2/12- state meet at UD, 12

More previews next week

See next week’s Seaford/Laurel Star for more winter sports preview stories. The Star will also run photos of all of the Western Sussex athletes named first team all-conference in the Henlopen Conferemce. Also next week: the first ballot for the Star’s sports story, coach, athlete, and and team of the year awards will run. The deadline to make nominations is Nov. 29.

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    MORNING STAR • NOV. 25 - DEC. 1, 2010

Western Sussex football players named Henlopen all-conference

The following Western Sussex varsity football players were named to the Henlopen all-conference teams for the 2010 season: Southern Division- First team- Jason Owens, Seaford, TE; Jaleel Horsey, Laurel, G; Freddie Sample, Woodbridge, RB; Chris Jones, Laurel, RB; Brady Scott, Delmar, K; Trez’mon Kane-Grant, Woodbridge, P; Keandre Whaley, Delmar, LB; Andre Washington, Seaford, LB; Dylan Shockley, Laurel, LB; Shawn Miller, Laurel, DB Second team- Dylan Shockley, Laurel, TE; George Knight, Woodbridge, WR; Shawn Miller, Laurel, WR; Cameron Porter, Laurel, T; Kyle Kellam, Seaford, G; Kevin Veliz, Delmar, C; Alex Ellis, Delmar, QB; Trez’mon Kane-Grant, Woodbridge, RB; De’Vaughn Trader, Delmar, RB; Adam Black, Laurel, K; Brady Scott,

Delmar, P; Blake Elliott, Laurel, DE; Kyle Dykes, Delmar, DE; Justin Ross, Delmar, DT; David Cornish, Laurel, DT; Jaleel Horsey, Laurel, DT; Kegan Yossick, Laurel, LB; Cory Mattox, Delmar, LB; Dakota Harmon, Delmar, LB; Dajon Copes, Seaford, DB; De’Vaughn Trader, Delmar, DB Honorable mention- Devene Spence, Delmar; Jordan Justice, Laurel; Shaquil Turnage, Seaford; Troy Worthy, Woodbridge Northern Division- First team- Desmond Sivels, Sussex Tech, FB; Shane Marvel, Sussex Tech, LB Second team- James Smith, Sussex Tech, K/P; Dennis Davenport, Sussex Tech, DT; Nate Jones, Sussex Tech, DB; Darren Beckett, Sussex Tech, DB Honorable mention- Jesse Swanson, Sussex Tech

Laurel varsity girls’ basketball team aim for improvement

Head coach- Kevin Walmsley Years coaching- five Last season- 8-4, 13-8 Returning players- seniors Alexis Hunt (G) and Aneela Anjum (G); junior Daneka Dixon (G); and sophomore Tayler Miller (F) Newcomers- Senior Gaby Gomez (G); sophomores Tori Davis (G), Madi Chaffinch (G), and Alexis Hudson (G); freshman Tavietta Ewell (G) Team strengths: effort, coachable girls, positive attitudes Concerns: leadership, lack of game experience, lack of size, young, only return one starter from last year Key losses: Tomorrow Briddell (all-conference, now at Del Tech-Stanton), Brooke Evans (all-conference), Mariah Dickerson, Stephanie Wheatley Outlook for season: “I have been very pleased with the effort and willingness to learn the fundamentals. Our goal is to keep getting better every practice. We want to compete and never be out-hustled, as we continue to learn each and every game. The class of the division should be Delmar and Indian River.”

New Seaford wrestling coach shoots for state dual meet berth Head coach- Derek Sheets Years coaching- seven years, first as Seaford head coach Returning athletes- Seniors Tyler Elliott and Matt Joseph; juniors Julio Ramirez, Mercedes Orozco, Dominique Ayres, Zak Parks, John Lynch, and Ryan Craft; sophomores Jose Santos, Queshaun Deputy, Jon Lowe, Dustin Seymour, and Ian Jennings Newcomers- Senior Aryton Sosa; juniors Teric Henry and Jon Pitchett; sophomore Jamier Powell; and freshmen Mark Huffman, Pierre Mondestin, Daeshaun Elay, Derrick Edwards, Guy Senecharies, Tavar Jones, and Matt Horne Team strengths- experience/lower weight classes Concerns- lack of experience at some upper weight classes Key losses- C.R. Wilkins, David Turner, Ross Clagg, Mike Smith Outlook for season- “The goal is always to qualify for the state tournament. This team is confident they can.”

Delmarva Christian indoor track team is program’s largest team Head coach- John Keevan Years coaching- seven Returning athletes- Seniors Mallorie Parsons (PV, HJ), Kayla Burd (PV, 55 meter), Rachel Gooss (PV, 55 meter, hurdles), Jordyn Gum (LJ, hurdles, 300 meter); Mallary Gum (55 meter, 300 meter relay); junior Mitch Oppel (PV, LJ, 55 meter); sophomores Jessie Arthur (HJ, 55 meter) and Mignon Winterling (300 meter, 800 meter) Newcomers- Senior Chris Davidson (sprints, HJ); sophomores Dustin Williams (500 meter, 800 meter, 1,600 meter), Charles Williams (shot put, 55 meter), Jeremy Calloway (800, 1,600 meter); freshmen Bentley Moran (PV, distance) and Amanda Williams (sprints, relays) Team strengths- three pole vaulters returning rated in the top five with Parsons and Burd placing first and second in outdoor states last year; Gooss will be strong in the 55 meter and pole vault Outlook for season- “God blessed us with our largest team yet. We could set school records in the jumps, springs, and hurdle events. We could also set a school record for the number of athletes who qualify for the state meet.”

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A view from the cheap seats By Mike McClure, Star Sports Editor Last Saturday was one of the most amazing days I’ve ever seen in local sports. I only wish I could have been in two places at once to witness it all. Going into this Fall I thought there was no way the local teams could top, or even match last Fall’s achievements. After all we had two local teams win state championships in one season, that’s almost unhead of. And then Saturday happened. Wow, what a day of local sports. It started with the Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee football team winning the Eastern Regional championship in Tom’s River, N.J. Not long after that happened, the Sussex Tech varsity field hockey team won its second straight state championship. Just those two accomplishments are enough, but the local teams were not done yet. The Laurel Pop Warner Midget football team also played in and won the Eastern Regional championship in Tom’s River. While the town of Laurel was welcoming their heroes with a celebration at the high school, the Delmar varsity football team began its quest to win its second straight state title. The Wildcats have a long way to go, but they got things going in the right direction with a win over St. Georges in a game played at Caravel High School. Congratulations to all of our local teams on their outstanding achievements. The Streak- Another local athlete took part in an outstanding accomplishment in another state. Ross Higgins of Seaford, a junior at the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va., was part of a winning streak that dated back to 2007 (the Laurel Midget team has a much longer regular season winning streak). Higgins and the school’s soccer team

Ross Higgins

recently lost its first games since 2007. The streak had been at 63 games prior to the team’s loss to St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes in the semifinals of the Virginia Independent School tournament. The two teams were knotted through regulation and overtime until St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes won on penalties. Higgins and his team were featured in the Washington Post on Nov. 3 and 8. The first article was about the school’s diverse make up which includes players from Zimbabwe and a number of states throughout the U.S. Episcopal High School is a private boarding school in Alexandria. In the second article, Higgins told the Washington Post that the saddest part of the semifinal loss was not the end of the steak, but knowing it was his last game with the team’s seniors.

Delmarva Christian boys’ basketball team returns seven players

Head coach- Ralph Taylor Years coaching- eight Last season- 2-18 Returning players- Travis Tirell, Shane Ivory, Casey Zitvogel, Steven Barry, Kyle Weed, Lucas Johnson, Nick Clark Newcomers- Tyler Troyer, Douglas Mayhorn, Brenden Smith Team strengths- speed and shooting Concerns- ball handling

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MORNING STAR • NOV. 25 - DEC. 1, 2010

Eastern Shore Baseball HOF holds dinner, induction ceremony By Tommy Young The Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame held its annual dinner and induction ceremony at the Delmar Fire Hall recently. For the past few years, it has been held in Delmar either at the VFW or the fire hall because it is centrally located on the “shore” and the food is good, and they do not charge us for the use of the building. This tradition has been going on since 1982 when this organization was founded, and baseball fans from all over the shore look forward to this event because it gives them a chance to see old friends whom they used to play with or against and to reminisce plus honor the new inductees. Last Saturday morning, the ESBF board of directors showed up to put the finishing touches on the room which the Delmar firemen had already set up. This included decorations on the tables, the reserved signs plus brining in memorabilia to view, some items from the gift shop for sale and some items donated for silent auction by the board of directors. As for the evening ceremony, it went off as smooth as glass. The social hour was from 5-6, and then the Reverend Bill Kniceley, the associate pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church, gave the invocation which was followed by a delicious dinner. Then Jeff Fields, the treasurer and a board member, took over as the master of ceremonies and introduced the officers and board of director and welcomed the guests and guest speaker. Chairman Kenny Green took over and the silent auction was held plus the door prizes were given away. Jeff Fields then handled the induction of the inductees and gave a brief biography of each one of them. The new inductees are: William “Stoney” Briggs, Al Burris, Winfred “Wimp” Corbin, Delino DeShields, Arthur “Archie” Ellis, Daniel LeBright, Robert “Bobby” Nichols, and Wayne Williams. They gave short speeches mostly thanking the ESBF for making this all possible. Then after the benediction by Reverend Kniceley, the program came to a close, but nobody including me wanted to go home as there was a whole lot of mingling and conversations with old friends that had not been seen for a long time. All in all, I thought it was one of the best ESBF events we have enjoyed for a long time, all 180 of us.


Laurel Winter Sports Schedules VARSITY BOYS’ BASKETBALL 12/3 home vs. Delmar 7:15 12/7 home vs. Polytech 7:15 12/10 at Lake Forest 7:15 12/14 home vs. Seaford 7:15 12/17 at Woodbridge 7:15 12/21 home vs. Indian River 7:15 12/29-30 Governor’s Challenge 1/4 at Nandua 5:00 1/7 at Delmar 7:15 1/11 home vs. Milford 7:15 1/20 at Sussex Central 6:15 1/27 at Delmarva Christian 5:15 2/1 at Polytech 5:15 2/3 home vs. Lake Forest 7:15 2/8 at Seaford 6:15 2/10 home vs. Woodbridge 7:15 2/15 at Indian River 6:15 2/17 home vs. Salisbury School 6:30 VARSITY GIRLS’ BASKETBALL 12/3 at Delmar 7:15 12/7 at Polytech 5:15 12/10 home vs. Lake Forest 7:15 12/14 at Seaford 5:00 12/17 home vs. Woodbridge 6:00 12/21 home vs. Indian River 7:15 12/29-30 Pat Borowski Tournament 1/4 at Nandua 6:30 1/6 home vs. Delmar 7:15 1/11 at Milford 7:15 1/18 home vs. Sussex Tech 7:15 1/25 home vs. Moyer Academy 6:00 2/1 home vs. Polytech 7:15

2/3 2/8 2/10 2/15 2/17

at Lake Forest 7:15 home vs. Seaford 7:15 at Woodbridge 7:15 home vs. Indian River 6:15 home vs. Salisbury School 5:00 VARSITY WRESTLING 12/8 at James M. Bennett 5:00 12/10-11 Milford Invitational 12/15 at Lake Forest 7:00 12/17-18 Battle at the Beach 12/27-28 Tiger Classic 1/7 home vs. Delmar 7:00 1/12 at Milford 7:00 1/14-15 at Delmarva Classic 1/19 home vs. Sussex Tech 6:30 1/26 at Dover 6:30 1/28-29 at Canal Classic 2/2 at Polytech 5:00 2/4 home vs. Woodbridge 7:00 2/7 at St. Thomas More 7:00 2/9 home vs. Seaford 7:00 2/11 home vs. Cape Henlopen 7:00 2/18-19 Henlopen Conference tourney

Delmar Winter Sports Schedules

The Wildcats’ Devene Spence carries the ball on a reverse during last weekend’s win over St. Georges in the first round of the high school football state tournament. Photo by Mike McClure

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VARSITY BOYS’ BASKETBALL 12/3 at Laurel 7:15 12/7 home vs. Worcester Prep 5:30 12/10 at Polytech 7:15 12/14 home vs, Lake Forest 5:15 12/17 at Seaford 6:15 12/21 home vs. Woodbridge 5:15 12/28, 30 Christmas tournament 1/4 at Indian River 6:15 1/7 home vs. Laurel 7:15 1/12 at Worcester Prep 5:15 1/18 home vs/ Salisbury School 6:30 1/25 home vs. Nandua 7:00 2/1 home vs. Holly Grove 5:30 2/3 home vs. Polytech 5:15 2/8 at Lake Forest 5:15 2/10 home vs. Seaford 5:15 2/15 at Woodbridge 7:15 2/17 home vs. Indian River 5:15 2/18 at Wicomico 6:00 VARSITY GIRLS’ BASKETBALL 12/3 home vs. Laurel 7:15 12/10 home vs. Polytech 7:15 12/14 at Lake Forest 5:15 12/17 home vs. Seaford 6:00 12/21 at Woodbridge 6:00 12/29-30 James M. Bennett Christmas Tournament 1:00 1/4 home vs. Indian River 5:15 1/6 at Laurel 7:15 1/11 home vs. Salisbury Christian 4:00 1/18 home vs. Salisbury School 5:00

Delmar football continued Poole and Jared Campbell held Zulkowski to another one-yard gain and another penalty on St. Georges pushed the ball back to the 28. Ellis broke up a pass from Zulkowski on third and 25 before batting down his fourth down pass near the end zone to end the threat. Delmar got the ball back with just over two minutes left in the game and Whaley ran the ball two times for 19 yards, allowing the Wildcats to run out the clock. “What an effort there at the end,” said Delmar head coach David Hearn. “They (St. Georges) played hard, you could see

1/25 at Nandua 7:00 1/27 at Smyrna 7:00 2/1 home vs. Holly Grove 4:00 2/3 at Polytech 5:15 2/8 home vs. Lake Forest 5:15 2/10 at Seaford 5:00 2/15 home vs. Woodbridge 5:15 2/17 at Indian River 6:15 2/18 at Stephen Decatur 5:30 VARSITY WRESTLING 12/15 home vs. Polytech 4:30 12/22 at Woodbridge 7:00 1/5 at Indian River 7:00 1/7 at Laurel 7:00 1/19 at St. Michaels 7:00 1/21 home vs. James M Bennett and Arcadia 4:00 1/24 home vs. St. Thomas More 5:30 2/2 home vs. Milford 5:00 2/4 home vs. Seaford 7:00 2/9 home vs. Lake Forest 5:00 2/11 home vs. Sussex Tech 6:30 2/19-20 Henlopen Conference tourney in their faces how hard it hurts.” Trader ran for 141 yards and a touchdown, Ellis had a pair of touchdown runs, and Whaley ran for 97 yards. Braham, in his first game back from an injury that has kept him sidelined since the Wildcats’ week five game against Indian River, had seven carries for 56 yards. The win sets up a rematch against St. Elizabeth (Saturday at 7:30 at Baynard Stadium), which defeated Delmar in a non-conference game early in the season. “They played great the first time we played them. We’ll really have to raise our game to compete with them,” Hearn said.


 MORNING STAR • NOV. 25 - DEC. 1, 2010

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Wednesday AM Mixed

Two Plus One 34-10 Seaford Lanes 30-14 Lefty Left 30-14 New Bodies 28-16 ABC of It 23-21 Lucky Strikes 21-23 Bee Movie 18-26 Jean and the Guys 17-27 Cougars 13-31 High games and series Chris Walker 298 Russ Leberknight 740 Renee Johnson 253 Judi Uccello 671

Club 50

Gamblers 28-16 Three Buddies 27-17 Lucky Strikes 26-18 Magic Markers 24-20 2-1 24-20 Pretenders 23.520.5 The Untouchables 23-21 Cowboys 23-21 3 Wise Men 22-22 Deal or No Deal 20.523.5 Pinbusters 18-26 New Friends 18-14 Hopefuls 16-28 High games and series Fred Foxwell 284, 742 Gail Phillips 279 Janet Lecates 697

Tuesday AM Mixed

Fun Bunch 29-15 Pin Drops 26-18 Getter Dun 24-20 Sparetimers 20-24 The Strikers 18-26 Trouble 15-29 High games and series Scott Causey 226, 619 Pam Good 229, 640

Baby Blue Jays

New Beginnings 21-9 Jays 18-12 Hot Shots 12.517.5 Strikers 8.5-21.5 High games and series


Ten Pins 31-9 Spare Timers 23-17 Pin Destroyers 21-19 Dead Eyes 19-21 Strike Masters 18.521.5 Strikers 7.5-32.5 High games and series

Tuesday Early Mixed

Seaford Moose 31-13 Payne + Two 29-15 Just Chillin 28-16 Trouble 26-18 Half and Half 26-18 Laurel Junction 26-18 Cross Fire 24-20 Down N Out 21-23 Empty Pockets 21-23 Dreamers 20-24 Vacationers 18-26 Bass Awkwards 17-27 B Attitudes 13-31 High games and series Dale Parker 277, 748 Linda Taylor 262 Travis Sirman 688

Mardel ABC

Henry’s Furniture 8-0 3 Jokers and a Queen 8-0 Stoopid Monkey 8-0 Sandbaggers 8-0 Fairway Auto Sales 6-2 No Clue 6-2 Joey White Horseshoeing

6-2 Buluga’s 6-2 The Wiz 2-5 Kernodle Construction 2-6 Delmarva Consignment 2-6 Who is That 2-6 Walking Wounded 0-8 Team Dynasty 0-8 Lewis Racing Stable 0-8 High games and series Tim Dean 300, 812

Friday Trios

Puppies at Play 24-16 7 Up 24-16 Wolf Pack 22-18 Norma’s Crew 21.518.5 Win Lose or Draw 21-19 New Attitude 21-19 Terry’s Tigers 18.521.5 Strikes and Spares 18-22 12 in a Row 17-23 Can’t Touch This 13-27 High games and series

Seaford City

Seaford Lanes 28.511.5 Easy Pickins 22-18 Ruff Ryders 21-19 Git-R-Done 19-21 Phillips Construction 12-24 Guardian Angels 14.525.5 High games and series Jason Tharp 303, 791

Senior Express

Curves Chicks 30.5-9.5 Mission 3 24-16 Under Warranty 23.5-16.5 New Comers 23.5-16.5

Mighty Pioneers 22.517.5 Just the Guys 22-18 Pin Pals 22-18 Just Us 21.5-18.5 Senior Survivors 21.518.5 Chick’s Rollers 20-20 New Crew 19.5-20.5 Pinbusters 19-21 Strikers 17.522.5 We Don’t Know 16-24 Kellam’s Crew 15-25 Russ Morgan DDS 15-25 Rack Attack 14-26 Attitude with Spares 13-27 High games and series Leroy Williams 271, 756 Janie Miller 274 Shirley Ellis 720

Young Adults

Lightening 27-13 Toy Soldiers 25-15 Lucky Charms 23-17 Dust Balls 20-20 Strikes and Spares 18-22 Just For Fun 18-22 Pinbusters 18-22 New Beginnings 11-29 High games and series

STAR TEAM PHOTO OF THE WEEK- Shown is the Seaford High School varsity cheerleading team: Catherine Andrews, Joy Cannon, Shanice Cannon, Mary Copper, Eugenie Gabriel, Zoe Laws, Destiny Miles, Ebony Miles, Erin Nibblett, Tykia Nichols, Ebony Palmer, Tiffany Schaefer, Alexis Spence, and Preyona Turnage. Next week- Sussex Tech varsity girls’ cross country team Send photos and captions to

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THR MVP’s 11-5 Pin Destroyers 10-6 Double Trouble 9-7 Trouble 7-9 Double R 6-10 Getter Dun 5-11 High games and series Richard Carlisle 270, 786 Theresa Richey 284, 830 Justin Marine 277, 754 Taylor Richey 275, 690

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This week in Star sports history 10 YEARS AGO- The Delmar football team defeated Woodbridge, 27-15, to win the Henlopen South. The Wildcats improved to 9-1 as Scott Price, Chris Zidanic, Dustin Johnson, and Ian Hudson scored touchdowns. Jeremy Maddox and Jamil Young each had a touchdown and Ben Passwaters booted a field goal for the Raiders. FIVE YEARS AGO- The Delmar field hockey team finished with a 16-2-1 mark following a 1-0 loss to St. Mark’s in the state semifinals. ONE YEAR AGO- The Sussex Tech field hockey team won the state title with a 3-2 win over Tower Hill following a 1-0 win over Cape Henlopen in the state semifinals. Logan Pavlik netted two goals. Abby Atkins had one goal, and Caitlin Stone recorded 12 saves for the Ravens in the championship game.

Seaford Recreation Department to hold Junior Jordan clinic The Seaford Recreation Department’s Junior Jordan Basketball Clinic, for boys and girls in grades K-3, will be held on Saturdays in January at the Fred Douglass gym. The cost is $5 per child. Basic fundamentals will be stressed at the clinic. The deadline to register is Dec. 31.

Seaford Recreation Department Youth Basketball signups are taking place Signups for the City of Seaford Recreation Department’s Youth Basketball League are taking place for the following age groups: boys 8-10, boys 11-13, and girls 8-13. The deadline to register is Dec. 3 at the recreation office. There will be no sign-ups at the gym or on the day of tryouts. Practices will take place in December with the league starting in January. The cost is $25 which includes a shirt that you can keep. Signups for boys and girls ages 6-7- The deadline to register for boys and girls ages six and seven years old is Dec. 31 at the recreation office. The league starts in early February with all game being played at the Frederick Douglass gym on Saturdays. The cost is $25 which includes a free shirt that you can keep. The league must have at least 32 kids in order to play.

WILDCATS-RAVENS- Delmar’s Samantha Johnson, left, and Sussex Tech’s Hannah Krause go for the ball during the regular season finale in Delmar. Sussex Tech won the game, 4-1, after holding a 2-1 lead at the half. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmarva Elite Lacrosse to hold tryouts for boys’ teams Delmarva Elite Lacrosse (the Sharks) will be holding tryouts for its boys U-13 and U-15 teams and new for this year, its inaugural boys U-11 team for those players that would like to take their game to the next level. The DE Sharks program is working to provide advanced and committed youth lacrosse players on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia the opportunity to develop as quality student athletes in an environment that is positive and fun. There will be two open tryouts with a tryout fee of $20 to be collected from all participants to cover the rental fees. Be prepared for outdoor situations. Attendance to both tryout dates is recommended for accurate evaluation. Tryouts will be closed, only players will be permitted in the practice area. The tryout schedule is as follows: Saturday, Dec. 4 at Salisbury University Stadium- U-11- 9-11 a.m.; U-13- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; U15- 1-3 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 11 at Salisbury University Stadium- U-11- 9-11 a.m.; U-13- 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; U-15- 1-3 p.m. The team administrative fee is $375 per player for U11 and $425 per player for U13 and U15. This includes all tournament fees, field rentals and game/practice apparel. Players are responsible for their own equipment. All players must be current, registered members of U.S. Lacrosse. Players must have a birth year of 1996 or later. All players and their families will be expected to commit to the practice schedule, to the tournament schedule and to agree to support any fundraisers that the organization may have. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mark Quillin at 410-883-3538 (home) or 443-880-0370 (cell). If you plan to tryout, please register by sending your name, address, birth date, phone number(s), e-mail address, US Lacrosse Membership number and position(s) trying out for to or call 410-883-3538.

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MORNING STAR • NOV. 25 - Dec. 1, 2010

I’d say 97% of the people in Laurel support renewing the contract of the current superintendent

Schools should be run by educators After the defeat of the first Laurel School Referendum, prior to the first meeting of the second referendum committee meeting, Board President Lois Harstein opened her remarks with, “We listened to the people,” resulting in a compromise on the referendum which eventually won approval of the community. After a robust and vocal crowd of approximately 150 turned out in support of Dr. John McCoy at the recent board meeting, I have to say to Ms. Harstein and the board, “Can you hear the community now?” If Gallop were to do a poll based on the crowd in attendance and the petition list of 450 names gathered in less than a week, minus their 3% margin of error, I’d say 97% of the people in Laurel support renewing the contract of the current superintendent. One prominent Laurel official said they have never been to a hearing such as this one and seen not one person speak against. In my 72 years living in Laurel I’ve never seen anyone come out in support of anything in such large numbers. It was said often the board is elected by the people to serve the wishes of the people. Not always the case. Sometimes elected officials know more than we do and may vote against our wishes. We elect people to do the right thing and if they don’t do as we think, regardless of the facts, we become upset. Being a public official is a no-win situation; people assume you are doing wrong by the mere fact you are an elected official. Being a school board member in a small community is also a no-win because everyone knows you. But someone has to do it, and less and less people are stepping up to the plate. Issues such as this one don’t make it any easier to be an elected official. Thus far nothing but a 2-page statement read by Ms. Hartstein that she wasn’t notified of the recent test scores is the only reason we know of for not renewing McCoy’s contract. That has been countered

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by teachers and administrators who said they were told of the scores in a meeting which Ms. Harstein could have attended, and research by one of my bloggers stated test scores in Laurel have risen, and at the recent board meeting Laurel was listed as one of the only three schools in the state that have shown improvement. And, as we saw from the reports of administrators Wednesday, all schools are on the improvement list and, as Mr. Nichols stated, if they keep raising the standards each year no one is going to catch up. To me this 2-page letter is not enough for the board members to hang their hats on. The community, the search committee and the board wanted an administrator that: 1. was not from this area so he wouldn’t have to suck up to anyone; done.  2. would be involved in the community, visible and attend school functions; done. 3. would improve the education standards of the district; apparently on the way. 4. would be a take charge person, yet compassionate in his duties. Well it appears there may be a problem with him taking charge. Word is some of the board members want to be involved in the dayto-day operations, and a power struggle may be going on. Note to board members: STAY HOME unless called upon, mind your own business and let the person who’s making the big bucks run the show. You were elected in an advisory capacity; hear of a problem, call the superintendent, don’t even attempt to solve the problem. You were not elected to be involved in the day to day operations. Ms. Harstein comes from a strong business background, management in a large corporation, knew her job well and probably had to step in and do a little micromanaging to get the job done and on time. Mr. Hyland and Ms. Hickman have been in the classroom and have a good feel in that area. Mr. Nichols and Mr. Musser have business backgrounds. We are lucky to have them represent us as our trustees of our educational system. Combined, they should be able to make intelligent decisions when presented to them by the superintendent for a vote. But neither is qualified to run the district or know what is best for our students. Someone said at this recent meeting on the discussion that has been going on for some time that you need a business person to run schools instead of an educator, that this would not work. Whoever said that message the board should take into consideration; stick with

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your day job and leave the business of education to the superintendent, who, by the opinion of the voters, seem perfectly happy with keeping. I hope Ms. Harstein with her leadership capabilities can pull this one out of the fire and once again, “Listen to the community.”    Frank B. Calio


Angels at my church

I would like to thank the angels of the Church of the Nazarene in Laurel. I am disabled and am a member of this church. The way the people help other people shows my church family as being terrific and caring. I would like to thank the men of my church, who gave up their time from their families to help me. I asked someone in church if I could get help installing a washer and dryer. The house I’m renting did not have a set-up. Being disabled makes it very hard to go to the laundry mat. The next thing I know there are a couple of men from church here at my house installing the setup for both washer and dryer. Then they noticed my back door and felt it wasn’t safe. They returned and replaced my back door with a steel door donated by Rusty Dukes. Thank you again, Rusty. They came back a couple of months later and built me a beautiful ramp, so it is easier for me to get in my house, plus I don’t have to leave my scooter outside in the weather any longer. To me they are the angels of my church who help the disabled and needy. Without being asked, they are there for us. Thank you, my angels. God knows what He is doing by sending you to help others. I know you all will have a special place in Heaven for special people like you. Sherin Enger


Please give us another chance

I am ashamed to admit that I am from Georgetown after the lack of hospitality that was shown to our out of town guests, residents of the town, dignitaries, spectators and parade recipients who were even denied entrance to the staging area, plus many more that are not even mentioned. On Thursday, Nov. 4, for what was supposed to be a joyous Return Day celebration like we remember from the past, turned out to be an uncalled for fiasco.

Many were denied access to even the parking areas for the shuttle bus services that we had arranged. Some of them just gave up and went back home, some as far away as Dover. Those who did not make it in were even denied access to cross the streets, or be able to utilize the public facilities - some of the public facilities and trash cans that were in place we were told had to be moved out of The Circle Area. Like you, I ask, “Why?” The many horror stories, the phone calls, plus visitors to the office, some of them being business owners who were denied being able to open their businesses for the day have made my hair stand on end. One example was a lady living on Bramhall Street trying to get to work on East Market Street, a trip that should have taken at the most 10 minutes, took one hour and 20 minutes and she had to go by way of Millsboro. Unbelievable! The rain was bad enough, but this type of overkill was totally uncalled for. Who is to blame? We as a Return Day Committee have not found the answer to that yet, but the Mayor has promised me we will get to the bottom of this. I can hardly wait. I do know who is not to blame and that is the Return Day Committee, all made up of volunteers who spend a lot of tireless hours with lack of sleep to try to plan a celebration that everyone of all ages will enjoy and will want to return to. It was taken completely out of our control. Many people have told me they will never come again if this is the way it is going to be in the future, especially if they have to walk as far as they were made to this time. Many people were physically unable to walk a great distance. Why would you have a parade if you were not going to allow people into your town? I am also going to lose a lot of good people from the committee because they are simply tired of someone else other than the committee trying to be in control. Two directors have already alerted me that their resignation is on the way. The only thing we can offer is our apologies and say we will do everything we can to try to save the unique tradition of a normal “Return Day.” I hope you will give us another chance. Rosalie Walls

President, Return Day Committee

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Final Word


Sussex needs a representative on the Budget Writing Committee By State Rep. Daniel B. Short 39th District

In less than two months the 146th General Assembly will convene on January 11th to begin the new legislative session. I am pleased to have been re-elected and I look forward to starting the new session with my Sussex County colleagues and addressing the many important issues before the legislature. Sussex County legislators from both political parties continue to be in a position to make a real difference at the state level for the citizens we serve. Sussex County lawmakers in both the House and Senate have traditionally worked well together and I am sure this session will be no different. I look forward to working with my Sussex colleagues, including State Representatives Biff Lee and Dave Wilson, whose districts adjoin with mine, as well as State Senators Bob Venables and Joe Booth, with whom I share constituencies. We will likely face significant budgetary challenges again this year and tough decisions will need to be made as to how to address our fiscal concerns. Revenue estimates for the next budget cycle are, at best, flat, and likely could be down quite a bit before the end of session next June. Without a doubt, one of the major challenges we will face is how to fill the hole that will result once $124 million in federal stimulus funding no longer is available at the end of this fiscal year.  With all the important fiscal decisions ahead of us, Sussex County should be well-represented on our budget-writing panel, the Joint Finance Committee (JFC). This is a decision that will be made by the House and Senate leaders and I fully support the selection of at least one Sussex County legislator to serve on this important committee.

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the Christmas season and to welcoming people to Santa’s House. “I hope that this does some good for the community,” she said. “Especially for the children — we are really doing all of this for the children.” For your information Santa’s House will be open Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27 through Dec. 19, 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is free; pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus cost $10. The house is located at 14034 Wilson Hill Rd., Georgetown, about 6 miles east of Bridgeville, off U.S. 404. For details, visit the webpage site/. To pass on information about families that could benefit from donations of toys and clothes, send an e-mail to

Before being elected State Senator, Joe Booth – when he was still a State Representative – served on JFC. Unfortunately, however, Senator Booth was not re-appointed to the committee after his election to the State Senate. Not having representation on the budget committee for the past two years was a loss for Sussex County and I am hopeful our House and Senate leaders will do everything they can to make sure that will not happen this time around. Thank you again to the citizens of the 39th District for putting their confidence in me as their State Representative. It is an honor that I try to never forget and I am grateful for the chance to serve on their behalf in our General Assembly. I look forward to the start of the new session in January, and together, with my colleagues from Sussex County, we will work hard to make sure this region continues to be well-served by their elected officials.

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Federal Debt as of November 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. $13,805,335,464,967 Population of United States 309,532,651 Each citizen’s share of debt $44,601 The average citizen’s share of debt decreased $24 the past six days. The debt increased by almost $9 billion and the population increased by 36,025 Source:

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