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THURSDAY, november 18, 2010

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News HOLIDAYS - Victorian Christmas at Ross Mansion adding an art show. Page 3 HEALTH - Nanticoke Cancer Care Center receives Starrlight Fund gift. Page 4 HEROES - Sally Higgins at home in downstate Delaware. Page 8 FIRE SERVICE - Doug Butler was ready to quit, but that was 29 years ago. Page 10 VETERANS - Veterans Day services on pages 12, 37 and 45. TIME TO BID - Del Tech Fashion Show fundraiser accepting online bids. Page 37 TONY WINDSOR - Indoor plumbing meant a life of luxury for the Windsors. Page 44

Sports Hockey playoffs - The Sussex Tech field hockey team advanced to the state semifinals with a win last weekend. Page 26 Final game - The high school football regular season came to a close with Seaford visiting Laurel and Woodbridge hosting Delmar. Coverage begins on page 24 All-conference - The Henlopen Conference recently released its all-conference selections for the Fall sports season. Page 32

Perdue coming to Seaford

Agribusiness arm may locate in Downtown area By Lynn R. Parks

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From left are state Rep. Dan Short; Ed Kee, Secretary of Agriculture; Jack Markell, Governor; Dick Willey, president of Perdue AgriBusiness; Ed H. Butler Jr., mayor of Seaford; Alan Levin, Secretary of the Delaware Economic Development Office.

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The agribusiness arm of Perdue Incorporated is moving its headquarters, currently in Salisbury, to Seaford. The move will mean about 120 executive and support jobs for the area. Perdue AgriBusiness intends to make an $8 million capital investment in its new Seaford office building. The site for the office has not been selected. But Seaford Mayor Ed Butler said that Perdue is especially interested in being in downtown. Perdue hopes to occupy the new

building in 2012. Announcement of Perdue’s plans came Tuesday morning, at a press conference at Seaford City Hall. Gov. Jack Markell called the move “a huge deal.” “This is a great city in a great county and to see them combine with a great company is terrific,” he said. “Seaford was hit hard with the loss of DuPont and downsizing at the nylon plant. We want to do everything we can do to rejuvenate Seaford’s economy.” “This is very exciting,” added Butler. “Think about what 120 good-

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Caroling on The Circle helps to spread holiday cheer

With a song on their hearts, hundreds of Sussex Countians will carol for a cause this holiday season to put food on the table for the less fortunate in our community. Sussex County Council next month will host the 27th annual Caroling on The Circle, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in downtown Georgetown. Each year, the community singing event doubles as a food drive for the hungry and needy of

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The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that the Woodland Ferry is shut down for routine maintenance and its annual Coast Guard inspection. Routine maintenance will include, but is not limited to, checking and replacing fluids, examining the thruster, as well as checking all valves and pumps. Crews will also examine the engine to ensure maximum operating efficiency. The U.S. Coast Guard inspection ensures compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations and safe operation of the vessel. The ferry will be returned to service after the maintenance work and a successful inspection. Return to service date is expected to occur within four weeks depending upon the results. DelDOT appreciates the patience of motorists and area residents during the ferry’s downtime.

Ornament sale

The Look-In Glass Shoppe will hold their annual “Ornament Personalization Sale” on Friday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the main lobby at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Select from a large variety of ornaments. Santa’s elves will be on duty to add that personal touch. Delivery will be available within the hospital only. Come early for the best selection, as quantities are limited. For more information, call 6296611, ext. 4955.

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.

Sussex County, drawing hundreds of residents – along with the support of area schools, businesses and civic organizations – who join to sing Christmas carols and collect canned goods for area pantries, churches and food banks. In 2009, Caroling collected more than 23,000 items for nearly a dozen organizations. Sussex County is aiming to collect as many, if not more, items for the 2010 holiday season.

Toys for Tots collection

Regional Builders, Inc. will once again serve as a collection site for the Toys for Tots program. This program, conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, collects and distributes toys to needy children in local communities. To participate, you may drop off new, unwrapped toys at Regional Builders, Inc., 300 High St., Seaford. Donations will be accepted on weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through Dec. 15. You may also make a tax-deductible donation to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, P.O. Box 1947, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA 22134.

As always, the historic Sussex group. wishes to contribute can drop off County Courthouse and picturAfter the festivities, free cook- food items from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 esque Circle will serve as the ies and hot chocolate will be p.m. Monday through Friday at stage for an evening of traditional available for all to enjoy at the the County Administrative Ofand Spanish carols, as well as Georgetown Fire Company, one fices building, next to the courta visit from Santa Claus. Local block south of The Circle. house, in Georgetown. singing artists Ed Shockley and The event is free to attend. Caroling on The Circle will be Kevin Short will lead a special Participants are asked to bring held regardless of weather. performance of The Reminders. canned goods and other nonIn the event of rain or snow, Joining them to perform will be perishable food items for donait will be moved inside the fire the Sussex Central Middle School tion. Anyone who cannot attend hall on South Bedford Street. For choir and the El Centro Cultural this year’s Caroling event but still 10CSDB_10ADV_6x10_MRNGSTR_00646 6”w Xmore 10”Hinformation, call 855-7700.

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Perdue will locate in Seaford in 2012 Continued from page one

Alan Levin, Delaware Economic Development Office director, said at the press conference that getting Perdue AgriBusiness to move to Seaford was a collaborative effort among representatives of the state, city and county. Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee added that that “reflects the Delaware way, with different organizations working together to get the job done.” Two weeks ago, Mountaire Farms announced a $34.5 million expansion at its processing plant near Millsboro to construct a rendering a resource-recovery facility. That and the Perdue AgriBusiness move demonstrate the state’s commitment to agriculture and the food processing industry, Kee said. “Efforts like these create momentum, help to keep our farms profitable and mean more jobs,” he added. “And that means good news for the environment as we can keep open space, which is so important.” Perdue Agribusiness corporate head-

quarters are currently located on Zion Church Road in Salisbury. The office building is 40 years old and is too small to accommodate the growing business, president Dick Willey said. Other operations at the site, including a grain and soybean mill, will remain there. Perdue Incorporated’s corporate headquarters will also remain where they are in Salisbury. The office building there is undergoing a $12 million makeover. Perdue AgriBusiness is a leading merchandiser, processor and exporter of agriculture products. It has more than 60 grain elevators with a capacity of more than 60 million bushels of storage as well as three protein blending mills, three soybean crushing operations, an edible oil refinery and two rendering facilities. Of the six branches that Perdue AgriBusiness operates, three have facilities in Delaware. Perdue Grain and Oilseed and Venture Milling have operations in Seaford and Perdue-AgriRecycle is just south of Blades.

Victorian Christmas at Ross Mansion adding an art show By Anne Nesbitt

A new feature this year at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion is an art show. Sketches and paintings depicting indoor or outdoor scenes of the Ross Mansion and Plantation are highly desirable in keeping with the 150th Anniversary Celebration. However, entries are not limited in that way. Any aesthetically pleasing art works are eligible. Even craft work typical of the Victorian era is acceptable. 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 be offered for sale but, sold or unsold, should not be removed from the premises until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12. 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. If neither of these times is convenient, an interested artist should call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 to arrange another time. 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. Anther innovation this year is the Steeplewalk on Sunday evening, Dec. 12. It starts at 6 p.m. at St. John’s Church, then continues to Mt. Olivet Church, to St. Luke’s Church with walkers singing

Christmas carols as they travel between churches. There will be entertainment at each church and refreshments as they conclude at St. John’s Church. There is no charge for this. Reservations are not required. Continuous activities during the three days of the Victorian Christmas consist of tours of the Mansion as decorated by the Spade and Trowel Garden Club of Seaford and the famous slave quarter, “Meet the Ross Family” as impersonated by SHS members, unique gift items in the Boutique and refreshments. Co-chairs for this event are Judy Watson and Teresa Wilson. For further information call the SHS office at 628-9828.

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Cancer Care Center receives gift The Starrlight Fund recently donated $1,200 to the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center to assist women who have ovarian cancer. Tamra “Tammy” Starr Brittingham created the Starrlight Fund through the Delaware Community Foundation after undergoing many chemotherapy sessions in her own battle with ovarian cancer. Brittingham passed away on Aug. 3 and her husband, Michael Pelrine and son, Eban Brittingham continue to keep the Starrlight Fund alive. The funds will be used to assist with non-medical as well as medically related needs. For example, women are often unable to work while in treatment and find themselves unable to pay a utility bill to avoid disconnection or rent/mortgage to avoid eviction or foreclosure; buy groceries; or get transportation to and from treatment. The money also assists women in financial crisis who need help meeting health insurance copayments, paying for prescriptions not covered by insurance and paying for similar medically related needs.

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roff, the director of conservation programs at Ducks Unlimited’s Annapolis, Maryland office. “The pursuit of waterfowl and other game was essential to the survival of early American explorers and inhabitants including Capt. John Smith,” Dyroff said. “Today, the Chesapeake Bay area supports nearly 35 percent of all waterfowl in the Atlantic Flyway, and waterfowl hunting is still a fixture in many households just as it was more than 400 years ago,” he added. Chesapeake Bay has been an abundant source of fish and fowl since before settle-

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Sen. Carper reacts to USPS losses Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) released the following statement in response to the Postal Service’s announcement that it lost $8.5 billion in the last fiscal year. Sen. Carper is the chairman of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Federal Financial Management, Government Information, Federal Services and International Security, which oversees the operations of the U.S. Postal Service. Sen. Carper is a co-sponsor of the Postal Operations Sustainment and Transformation (POST) Act (S. 3831). “This latest historic loss by the U.S.

Postal Service is disappointing but not surprising given the serious financial peril in which it currently finds itself. The effects of the Great Recession combined with systemic flaws in the Postal Service’s business model and a number of financial and operating restraints placed on postal management have brought the Postal Service to the precipice of financial ruin. “They may also represent the most serious threat to the institution in its over 200 year history. If corrective action is not taken quickly, the Postal Service will likely run out of cash and borrowing authority

by this time next year, placing its ability to continue operations in serious jeopardy. “This report underscores the urgent need for Congress to move swiftly to consider comprehensive Postal reform legislation, which I introduced in September of this year, in order to avert a catastrophe for the Postal Service. “I hope my colleagues and the Administration will take this report to heart and work with me to address the challenges facing the Postal Service so we can protect the vital services American families and businesses depend on.”

PRESIDENTIAL PERFORMANCE Residents of Methodist Manor House, an ACTS Retirement-Life Community affiliate, were treated to a special performance by veteran acting and writing team of husband and wife, William and Sue Wills. In their performance of “Presidents and their First Ladies, dramatically speaking,” residents were given a behind-the-scenes look into the personal side of our first couples. Mr. and Mrs. Wills have performed in 31 of our 50 states and at eight of the nation’s Presidential Museum and Historical Sites. William researches and creates the scripts, while Sue edits his work and creates the costumes, many of her own design.



Business State holds down workers compensation premiums Lieutenant Governor Matt Denn has announced that Delaware, as a result of efforts made between 2006 and 2008, has improved more than any other state in America in holding down the cost to businesses of paying workers compensation insurance premiums. Denn made the announcement to emphasize the improved business climate in Delaware. Delaware’s workers compensation premiums, which were once as bad as the third highest in America, have dropped down to 34th among the 50 states.  No other state in America saw such a significant drop in its workers compensation premium rankings in the two year period since the last national study. Delaware’s rates, which were once the

highest in the region, are now lower than New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Denn stated that the dramatic change in Delaware’s rankings was due to two efforts. One was legislation passed by the General Assembly in 2007 that allowed the state to hold down the medical costs associated with workplace injuries.  The second was a series of rate reductions that Denn ordered as Insurance Commissioner in 2007 and 2008, when he determined that insurance companies were charging higher premiums than their costs warranted.  Together, these efforts created a 45% average reduction in workers compensation premiums for Delaware businesses, and caused Delaware’s status relative to other states to dramatically improve. The 45% rate reduction also injected tens of millions of dollars into Delaware’s economy to help soften the blow of the national economic downturn.


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FURNITURE POWALSKI JOINS COOPER REALTY - Tommy Cooper, president of Cooper Realty Associates, welcomes Paul Powalski (right) as a full-time realtor to their Lewes office. Powalski brings 11 years of sales and management experience from his positions with Reedman Automotive.

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Sally Higgins at home in downstate Delaware By James Diehl


hree years after the end of World War II, in 1948, Sally Higgins came to Sussex County for a job interview – the soon-to-be University of Delaware graduate was introduced to a whole new world, one she would never dream of leaving these days. Her first impression of “Slower Lower,” however, was less than earth shattering. “The principal of Georgetown High School was at the university and talked my roommate and me into coming down for job interviews,” remembers Higgins, who grew up on a farm just south of New Castle. “Well, we took the train and that train stopped in the middle of nowhere. We got off and there were chicken feathers flying all over the place. It’s a wonder I ever took the job.” More than six decades later, Higgins is Sussex County through and through; she now says she wouldn’t dream of ever leaving southern Delaware. A former school teacher and guidance counselor, Higgins has been retired for nearly 20 years. But you’d never know it by visiting Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, just one of a dozen or so organizations she has devoted her time to over the years. Starting with the hospital in the 1960s, Higgins has given nearly 16,000 hours of her time to the facility she calls a “godsend” to the local community. Serving for many years as treasurer of the hospital’s hospitality shop, Higgins has seen western Sussex County’s only major health care facility blossom through the years to what it is today. “I decided a long time ago that I would do anything I could to help the hospital, and that’s what I’ve devoted my volunteer hours to doing,” she says. “I’m just glad I’m still healthy enough to come out here and help. Being a widow is not an easy thing, and this gives me a reason to get out of the house. Otherwise, I think I’d just wilt away.” “As a volunteer, Sally is in a league of her own,” adds Jean Baldwin, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s director of volunteer services. “She is totally dedicated to Nanticoke and to her community. I just wish that I could clone her.” In addition to her work at Nanticoke Memorial and at the hospital’s Mears Health Campus, Higgins has also devoted her time through the years to many other

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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@ community organizations, including the Curiosity Shop, the Friends of the Seaford Library, the Boys & Girls Club of Western Sussex and the Seaford Historical Society. The original New Castle County resident has embraced the Sussex County way of living through the years, giving more to her adopted hometown of Seaford than most people could even think of giving. It’s been a rewarding and fulfilling journey, one she still travels on nearly every day – just don’t mess with her card game. “I will do volunteer work at any time, other than when I’m playing bridge,” says the feisty 84-year-old. “I just loving staying busy, and I love playing cards. But I’ll volunteer any other time.” Sally Higgins grew up during the Great Depression on a family farm nestled near the banks of the Delaware River, between New Castle and Delaware City. While she lived there, she and her family never did get electricity, but there were certain benefits to living on a farm during the greatest economic downtown the country has ever experienced. “During the depression, we actually lived pretty well because we were farm people and we grew all this great food,” says Higgins, who remembers filling many an oil lamp during those trying times. “We had rows of raspberries and corn. We also had pigs and I remember hog killing time in February; we used to eat all this scrapple.” It’s those tough times in New Castle County that instilled in Higgins the need to help her fellow man. It was a tough life growing up, but one that made the long-time community volunteer what she is today. She never did envision making a life for herself in Sussex County, however. “My husband was born and raised in Sussex County and we just happened to


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Sally Higgins has logged nearly 16,000 hours of volunteer service to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital over the last four-plus decades. A native of New Castle County, she says today she would never consider leaving Sussex County until “the good Lord takes me.”

meet during a football game at the University of Delaware,” says Higgins. “Back then, it was my thinking that, if you went south of Dover, that was going to be the end of you; nobody would ever hear from you again. But you can’t get me back to New Castle County now.” Her time volunteering at the hospital has allowed Higgins to get back in touch with many people she knew a long time ago. That, she says, is now one of her greatest joys. “People will come up to me and I don’t know whether I taught them in Georgetown, Laurel or Seaford,” she says. “It’s just been great because I’ve re-met so many people that I’ve worked with through the years. I just really like that.” Higgins lost her husband, George, a World War II bomber pilot, in 1982. A devoted community activist, George Higgins was very involved with the Seaford Kiwanis Club. Today, the fountain that rests in Kiwanis Park in Seaford is named in his honor. His wife saw to it that his memory and his commitment to Seaford would never be forgotten.

“I put that fountain in there because of George; when he was in Kiwanis, he was in charge of the parks,” says Higgins. “He was just very community minded. He used to get me in the car at night and we would go out checking each of the parks. He even served on town council for a term because he felt as though citizens should each take a turn.” Less than 10 years ago, Sally Higgins was honored by the Soroptomist Club of Seaford with their annual “Woman of Distinction” award. It was the second time the club recognized her with one of its highest honors. “They treated me really well to give that award to me twice,” says a humble Higgins. “It’s just tremendous that they did. I’m very proud of the fact that I was able to be a member for so long.” Sally Higgins has lived a life filled with community service and volunteerism and has done it with gusto and passion. Not bad for a woman who used to think that Sussex County was where people went to “disappear.” “I’ll be here until the good Lord takes me,” she says today with a smile.

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Doug Butler was ready to quit, but that was 29 years ago By Lynn R. Parks There was a time that Doug Butler wanted to quit the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department. He was young and hadn’t been with the department very long, and he had already had to respond to 10 calls for help from people who eventually died. “I hadn’t even ever been to a funeral before, and here I was trying to help all these people who died,” Butler said. “It was very difficult for me, and I turned in my keys and told them that I couldn’t do this anymore.” Cooler and wiser heads prevailed. Fire company members Norman Tate, who died in January 2004, and Donald Tull talked with Butler and convinced him to stay on for at least six more months. Then, they arranged to have him go out on ambulance runs with department volunteer Mike Vincent, who was serving as chief at the time. “Mike took me under his wing,” Butler said. “He taught me the importance of the fire service. The fact that I am still here has as much to do with Mike as with anybody.” That was more than 25 years ago. Butler is still active with the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as chief for five years. And in September, he was sworn in as president of the Delaware Fire Chief’s Association, a position in which he will serve

until September 2011. “Doug is truly dedicated to the fire department, to the fire service and to his community,” said Vincent, who is still an active member of the fire department and who also is a member of the Sussex County Council. “He is always determined to do whatever he can to help people.” Butler, who is 50, joined the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department in June 1981. In addition to holding a variety of positions with the department, he has also served with the Sussex County Fire Chief’s Association, including as president. He works at Butler Sewing Center, Seaford, which he owns with his parents, Ed and Shirley Butler. He is also employed by the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department as an emergency medical technician. Butler has three children. He lives in Seaford with his friend, Sherry Smith. Butler said that he believes that service with a local fire department and service on the state level are equally important. On the state level, he said, volunteers are working with legislators to ensure that departments receive adequate funding. And on the local level, they are working to help people in the community. He expects to be a member of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department “until the day I die,” he said. “The fire department is a very impor-

Past chief Doug Butler with the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department is serving as president of the Delaware Fire Chief’s Association. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

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Bridgeville Public Library receives a new flag pole By Lynn R. Parks

Several months ago, Larry Skala visited the new Bridgeville Public Library. He returned to his home in Heritage Shores determined to right a wrong that he had spotted there. The library, which opened in August 2009, did not have a flagpole. On the day that Skala visited, library director Karen Johnson had hung a small flag on the building, next to the front door. “The flag was all wrapped around its pole,” Skala said. “I hate to see that.” Skala told his wife, Ruth, who is president of the library friends group, that he was going to undertake an effort to get a flagpole planted in front of the library. On Thursday, Veterans Day, about 30 people gathered to watch as the Stars and Stripes was run up the new library flagpole for the first time. “Old Glory, fly proudly,” Larry Skala said when the flag reached the top of the pole. An Army veteran, Skala said that his father, Josef, was “one of the biggest flagwavers I’ve ever known.” The elder Skala immigrated to the United States from what is now the Czech Republic when he was 25 and never returned to his native land. “He used to say, ‘Why should I go back?’” Larry Skala said. “‘I’m an American now.’” With a spotlight shining on it, the new flag will fly in front of the library 24 hours a day. Cost of the flagpole and its installation was $2,605. Contributions to the project came from the library’s board

Joe Wheatley, 87, who served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a German prisoner of war, attends the flagraising ceremony at the Bridgeville Public Library last Thursday.

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Charles Smith salutes as the Stars and Stripes goes up the Bridgeville Public Library flagpole for the first time. Smith is a 28-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, from which he retired as a master gunnery sergeant. Photos by Lynn R. Parks For the first time, the U.S. and Delaware flags fly over the Bridgeville Library.

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Community Bulletin Board 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.

Early Black Friday Sale

The Look-In Glass Shoppe at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold their 6th Annual Early Black Friday Sale on Friday, Nov. 19, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. All shoppers will receive a mystery discount of up to 50% off holiday merchandise. For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 4955. Payroll deductions are available for eligible NHS employees. Payment is expected at time of order.

Salvation Army concert

To kick off its annual fund drive, the Salvation Army in Sussex County will sponsor the Pendel Brass, Singers and Timbrelists in concert. While admission is free, the performance is intended to draw

attention to the Salvation Army and to its needs not only of contributions during the Christmas season but also of volunteers to ring bells next to its familiar red collection kettles. The Pendel Brass, Singers and Timbrelists will perform Saturday, Nov. 13, 6 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford. Admission to the concert, sponsored by the Salvation Army in Sussex County, is free. For details, call Debbie Engel, 628-2020.

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.

Charity fundraiser

There will be a charity fundraiser to help with the mounting medical costs and related expenses of the Mike Cherrix’ family of Laurel. Mike is recovering from cancer treatment/orthopaedic surgery. The event will be Sunday, Nov. 21, from 1-5 p.m. at Station 7 at the Laurel Junction, located at the corner of Rts. 13 and 9, formerly Bargain Bill’s.

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The cost is $10 per ticket in advance or at the door. There will be live and silent auctions and entertainment by the Bo Dickerson Band. Snacks will be provided. A cash bar and full menu will also be available. For more information, ticket purchase, or to contribute items for auction call Laurie Short at 236-7642, Karen Cherrix at 875-7460 or Cheryl Macklin at 875-8505.

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.

Wheaton’s special sale

Come join the Bethel Historical Society and be part of the specials that Wheaton’s will be offering to our guests on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $5 per ticket.  Specials include: discounts on all items except for furniture, door prizes and light refreshments. Wheaton’s is located on Stein Highway in the old Tull’s location. Call Helen at 877-0231 for tickets.

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.

Historical Society cookbook

The Seaford Historical Society has collected more than 340 recipes in the traditional, old-fashioned style and compiled them into “A Recollection of Recipes.” Books are now on sale for $12. Featured are heirloom recipes, Civil War era recipes and Victorian Tea recipes. Books will be sold at the gift shops of the Gov. Ross Mansion at 1101 North Pine St. Ext. and the Seaford Museum at 203 High St., Seaford. For more information, call 628-9828.

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.

Victorian Christmas kick off

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. 1012, 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.

‘Lunar Fun’ at Ross Mansion

“Lunar Fun” is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Ross Mansion Plantation. Viewers will be divided into three groups: grades 1 to 5, grades 6 to 8 and adults. Scott Davidson will lead discussions which will include moon phases, lunar landscapes, moon stories and manned exploration, to make the viewing more meaningful. Reservations are not required. There is no charge. Persons attending should bring telescopes or binoculars. This event can be held only in clear weather. Check the website at for the last-minute decision. For more information about “Lunar Fun” or any of the 150th anniversary events call the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828.

Seaford Library

• There will be no “Baby Bookworms” on Tuesday, Nov. 23. • There will be no “Family Fun Night” on Wednesday, Nov. 24. • Magic Cards Club will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 30, at 3 p.m. This is for teens who like to play Magic Cards. • There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting at 6 p.m.




on Tuesday, Nov. 23. • 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” at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30 and Tuesday, Dec. 6. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books. • There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten “Story Time” at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday Dec. 2. • The Science and Religion Book discussion will meet at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 6. For more information, call 6292524 or visit

Bazaar Bake Sale

The Nanticoke Senior Center will hold a Bazaar Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 19, at the Senior Center in Seaford. Come out to support the Senior Center and buy some of Jerry Jones’ Gospel Music. Jerry and Jeannie Jones will be there to give and receive hugs. For more information, call 629-4939.

Library poinsettia sale

The Friends of the Seaford Library & Cultural Center are taking orders for poinsettias arriving just in time for the upcoming holiday season. Poinsettias, which are in 5” pots and available in red, white and pink, are $6 each or 4 for $20. Pick up is Friday, Dec. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Warren Allen Room of the library. Delivery is available to local businesses and order forms are available at the circulation desk of the library. All orders must be prepaid and turned into the library no later than Monday, Nov. 22. For more information, contact Connie Halter at 628-0554.

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 nonmembers. To register, call 875-2536.

Children and teen programs

The following programs will be held for children and teens in November at the Laurel Public Library. • Triple T StoryTime, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - Designed for toddlers (ages 2 and 3); brings stories, rhymes, music and movement together for a morning of active fun for your little ones. • After School Action, Thursdays, 3-5 p.m. - Students in grades 5-8 are invited to “After School Action” where they can enjoy video games, board games, crafts and snacks each Thursday. Homework help available. • Preschool Pajama Party, Monday, Nov. 22, 6:30 p.m. - Preschoolers and their families are invited to our “Preschool Pajama Parties,” a fun, active evening StoryTime program. Siblings welcome. • NightLife@the Library, Friday, Nov. 19, 7-9 p.m. - An after-hours, teens-only (grades 7-12) evening of video games, board games, pizza and good times. Teens new to our teen programs must come as a guest or pre-register. • Saturdays@the Library, Saturday, Nov. 20, 12:30 p.m. - Thanksgiving crafts, games and fun for kids in grades K-6. • Science After School, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 4 p.m. - Students in grades K-6 are invited to an afternoon of hands-on science fun.

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Homeschool Book Clubs

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

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The Delaware Diamonds Blue Travel Ball team is holding a Longaberger and Thirty-One purse bingo on Friday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Laurel Fire Hall. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For tickets, call Tammy at 228-6298.

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 846-3336, pick up an application at Delmar Town Hall, or download from www.delmar-chamberofcommerce. com. The application deadline is Dec. 8.

Chamber of Commerce, is Monday, Nov. 29, at 6:15 p.m., at the Delmar VFW. Tickets are $21 and may be purchased from the Bank of Delmarva (Delmar), Wilmington Trust (Delmar), or Delmar Town Hall through Nov. 22. The 2010 Delmar Citizen of the Year is Pam Schell of the Delmar Public Library.

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 community-wide 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. 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.

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.

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Dinner Club

Join us for Dinner Club with the Good News Tour Ministries at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center on Thursday, Nov. 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. Cost is $6 per member and $8 for non-members. For more information, call 349-5237.

Christmas Caroling Party

Oyster fritter fry at Hope Lodge

On Friday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Greenwood Public Library will be holding a Christmas Caroling Party at the 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.

Hope Lodge #4 will be having an oyster fritter fry on Saturday, Nov. 20, at their hall on 6th Street, from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. or until its gone. Oyster sandwiches, crab cakes and homemade cream of crab soup will be served. All are welcome.

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.

Seaford AARP trips

Bridgeville Library

The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library. • Story time - Tuesdays 11 a.m.- 2

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

Laurel American Legion Post 19 Located on Rt. 24

Citizen of the Year banquet


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.


Book signing in Delmar

C.R. Webster, a Finksburg, Md. resident, will sign copies of her autobiography, “From the Cradle to the Cyclone Fence,” at The Edge Family Ministries in Delmar, on Friday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. For more information, contact James Branscum at 888-361-9473 or


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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.

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.

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.

Travel with Del Tech in November

Limited seats are available for upcoming trips sponsored by Corporate and Community Programs at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Visit Shady Maple Farmers Market in Lancaster, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 20. Enjoy a smorgasbord of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine for lunch. View or buy original gifts, artwork and fair-trade items from around the world at the Holiday Gift Bazaar on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Salisbury University. 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.

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.

‘White Christmas’ show trip

Sussex County Marines

Miracle of Christmas trip


Laurel Senior Center is sponsoring a trip to the Christmas Show at Lancaster Apple Theater to see “White Christmas” on Wednesday, Nov. 24. Cost is $72 and includes transportation, meal and show. 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

Milton Christmas Parade

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.

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.

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 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

Dr. Carl G. VincentSenior Minister Pastor Barry B. Dukes – Senior Pastor

Messiah’s Vineyard Church Will be Ministering

“The House of Praise” Musical A Thanksgiving Community Celebration

We would like to invite the entire community to raise up grateful hearts before the Lord to thank Him for his awesome goodness. Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served after Saturday’s Performance

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

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.

Couture & Class Fashion Show

Couture & Class, Saturday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m., Carter Partnership Center, Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. Tickets are $35/person; $225/table for eight. For information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 855-1659.

4th Annual Distant neighbors

Messiah’s Vineyard Church Rt. 13 & Discountland Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 302-875-4646

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.

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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

122 E. Pine Streets, Georgetown, Del.

Directions: From rt. 113 n take N. Bedford St. (404/18) east into the Circle in Georgetown, a right at Citizens Bank, an immediate left on East Pine and a right on Academy St. From rt. 113 s take Rt. 9 east into the Circle in Georgetown, a right at Citizens Bank, an immedate left on East Pine and a right on Academy St.



Church Bulletins Clarence Street memorial service

There will be a memorial service on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Clarence Street Church of God. It will be a celebration of life for those who have gone before us. The service starts at 5 p.m. with Bishop Carlton Cannon officiating. For more information, call Pastor Cannon at 448-0852, Beatrice Jenkins at 858-8265, Roberta Posley at 448-0755 or Esther Roberts at 228-7036.

Magi Choral Festival tickets on sale

Tickets for the 2010 Magi Choral Festival are available at several locations. The Magi Choral Festival features the National Christian Choir and the Magi Children’s Choir. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Wicomico High School Auditorium in Salisbury. Tickets are $15 and are available in Salisbury at The Gospel Shop and all branches of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan. For more information, call Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633.

Recreational Night at Trinity UMC

Trinity UMC near Trap Pond in Laurel will be having Recreational Night (Rec night) every Tuesday when school is in session. These events will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8.

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. 21: Raising the Dead 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.

Father Daughter Dance

Mt. Olivet UMC Father Daughter Dance tickets are available. The dance will be held Friday, Jan. 28, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Dept. For tickets, which are $7.50 each, contact David and Becky Genshaw at 629-9014.

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.

All Saints alternate priests

Rev. Blanche Powell and the Rev. Lawrence Miller are serving as priests, on a rotation basis at All Saints Episcopal Church in Delmar, in the absence of Father Custer Ruley, who is out on sick leave. Services are held at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Kenneth Athey Jr. heads up the Bible study, which is held each Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the church hall. Nursery and youth activities are provided on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. The church is located at 10th and Grove streets.

Local author speaks

C.R. Webster will speak at the Christian Recovery Group at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 19, at The Edge Church in Delmar. A former nurse, Webster wrote the book, “From the Cradle to the Cyclone Fence.” The book is written from a mother’s heart, about her family’s journey with substance abuse. For more information, call 443-366-6279.

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 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.

Community Thanksgiving Service

Laurel Ministerial Association will hold a Community Thanksgiving Service at Centenary UMC in Laurel at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, to celebrate God’s goodness to us this year. Everyone is asked to bring canned goods to be distributed to local food pantries. For more information, call Pastor Tim Dukes of Central Worship Center at 8757995, ext. 4.

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.

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



Laurel Baptist Church luncheon

Laurel Baptist Church will be hosting a free community-wide luncheon (traditional Thanksgiving Day menu), on Saturday, Nov. 20 from noon to 2 p.m. Any questions, call Shirley at 8752314.

Wesley UMC hosts turkey dinner

The Wesley United Methodist Church, Atlanta Rd., Seaford will serve a free turkey dinner on Saturday, Nov. 20 from 2 to 7 p.m. in the church community hall. Dinner includes turkey, stuffing, applesauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls and pie.

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 pickup 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 William Copeland, 90

William “Neil” Copeland of Seaford, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. Mr. Copeland retired from the U.S. Air Force and then from the Dupont Company in Seaford. He was a founding member of the Seaford Credit Union, active in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Boy Scouts. Neil is survived by his wife of 55 years, Berta Copeland; two sons, Neil Copeland and his wife Cathy, and Conrad Copeland; two grandchildren, Andrew and Christopher Copeland; and a brother, James “JF” Copeland. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 12, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Front Street, Seaford. Burial was held on Monday, Nov. 15, in Timmonsville, S.C. Arrangements are in the care of Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Gerald Francis Crossman, 54

Gerald Francis Crossman of Seaford, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Christiana Hospital, Wilmington. Born in Milford, he was the son of the late Gertrude Helen Jones and Jack Dempsey Crossman Sr. He was an avid New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboy fan and a big fan of pro wrestling. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church. Jerry is survived by his brother, Jack D. Crossman Jr. and wife Brenda of Seaford; nephew, J.D. Crossman; niece, Adrienne Crossman; and many cousins.


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.

SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

Sun. 9:30 am Wed. 7:00 pm

Children’s Church • Nursery

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



302-629-8434 •

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.

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

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


Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Blades Cemetery, Blades.

Esther B. Hill, 94

Esther B. Hill died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Coastal Hospice by the Lake in Salisbury, Md. Born in Mullen, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Lee and Lucinda Tyree Daniels. She was married to the late Lawrence D. Hill. Esther was a homemaker, a member of Oak Ridge Baptist Church in Salisbury and a member of the AARP. She enjoyed following all sports and was an avid Shorebirds fan. She Hill also enjoyed going out to eat and spending time with her family. She is survived by one son, Larry Hill and his wife Pat of East New Market; two daughters, Martha Carr and her husband Jerry of Delmar and Sue Howard of Laurel; 8 grandchildren, Brian Howard, Lori Groton, Christy Howard, David Hill, Steve Hill, Mark Hill, Karen Azbell and Mike Ryan; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary C. Williams of Sterling Heights, Mich. and Barbara Mastalski of Independence, Ohio;


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

(Rm. 16:16)

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

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MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 18 - 24, 2010 and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Rose Hill; a son-in-law, Philip Howard; and a granddaughter, Gail Ryan. A funeral service was held on Sunday, Nov. 14, at Hinman Funeral Home in Princess Anne, Md. Interment was in St. Andrews Episcopal Cemetery, Princess Anne. Donations may be made in memory of Esther to Coastal Hospice by the Lake, 351 Deers Head Hospital Rd., Salisbury, MD 21801. To leave condolences for the family, visit       

Travis Lee Holston, 10

Travis Lee Holston of Seaford, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. Travis was a student at the Howard T. Ennis School in Georgetown and was known as the “Best Dude Ever.” He is survived by his parents, Robert and Nicole Holston; his maternal grandparents, Dave and Jeanne Sapp, a.k.a. Grammy and Gran; his paternal grandparents, Vic and Karen Holston; his Great-Grandpop, David King; his great-grandparents, Mary and Everett Roberts, a.k.a. Great Gram Crackers; his aunts, Lindsay Sapp and Heather Holston; his uncle, Brandon Holston; and many cousins. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Nov. 11, at Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Line United Methodist Church Cemetery, Delmar. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with funeral expenses to: ­Cranston Funeral Home, 300 N. Shipley St., Seaford, DE 19973.

Marguerite Hollis Lindell McCrea, 94 Marguerite “Peg” Hollis Lindell McCrea passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Seaford Center with her family by her side. She was born July 29, 1916, the daughter of the late Frank Hollis and Ida Mae Hayman Hollis. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Paul E. Lindell in 1959; her second husband, Thomas S. McCrea McCrea in 1984; two brothers; three sisters; and a grandson, Tony Wells in 1994. Peg is survived by two daughters, Paula L. Wells and Pamela R. McLaughlin and her husband Tom; one son, Pierce F. Lin-

Sincere Thanks

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our friends and family for the prayers, visits, calls, cards, flowers, food and memory donations that were sent since the loss of my wife and our mother Mary Farrelly. A special thanks to Dr. Claravall, Laurel Town Police, the paramedics, Shiloh Church Family, Pastor Mark Erskine, Pastor Chuck Reynolds and also, Short Funeral Home. Your kindness meant so much to us.

Brian Farrelly and Sons Eddie, Donald, Mike and Jimmy

dell and his wife Teresa, all of Seaford; one sister, Patricia Murray of Armond Beach, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two stepchildren, Jay McCrea and Joan M. McGrath and their families. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford, DE 19973.

Harold Wayne Travers, 67

Harold Wayne “Doc” Travers of Seaford, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, at Milford Hospice House in Milford. He was born on Nov. 14, 1942, in East New Market, Md., the son of the late Norman H. Travers and Louise Wheatley Travers. He attended Federalsburg High School and served his country through the Maryland National Guard. He worked for the former Zaffery’s Bakery in Federalsburg, Md. and E.I. DuPont as a machine operator, retiring in 2001. Doc enjoyed Little League games with his nieces and nephews and bowling. He attended Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Joan Collison Travers; two sisters, Margaret Johnson of Denton, Md. and Norma Murphy of Ellendale; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 15, at Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg with the Rev. Roland Tice officiating. Interment was in Hill Crest

Cemetery in Federalsburg. To share memories with the family or for more information, visit

Dennis Ray Tull, 55

Dennis Ray Tull of Federalsburg, Md., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010, at John Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. He was born on April 3, 1955, in Milford, the son of Marion L. Tull Jr. of Reliance, and the late Bernice E. Shaffer Tull. He graduated from Colonel Richardson High School. He was a trailer repairman working at Utility Eastern Trailer of Bridgeville. Dennis enjoyed Nascar, flea markets and going to the Texas Roadhouse. He was a fan of Clemson University and the Washington Redskins. He was also a member of a car club in which he enjoyed showing his truck in different shows. Besides his father, Dennis is survived by his wife of 25 years, Pam Meredith Tull, whom he married Aug. 30, 1985; a son, Rusty Tressler of Laurel; his motherin-law, Anna Mae Meredith of Federalsburg; a sister, Donna Ford of Seaford; a sister-in-law, Lucille Meredith of Sykesville, Md.; a sister-in-law & brotherin-law, Shirley & Jack Johnson of Seaford; three nieces, Heather Byrd and her husband, Mike of Laurel, Tammy Johnson of Seaford and Dina Davis of Monrovia, Md.; and two nephews, Brian Johnson of Seaford and Shaun Meredith of Leesburg, Va. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, at Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg, with the Rev.


Susan Joyce Weldon, 65

Susan Joyce Weldon of Jacksonville, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Nov. 6, 1945, in Johnson City, Tenn. She was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Shull and is survived by her mother, Eloise. She is also survived by her brother, Kenneth “Rusty” Shull; and daughters, Susan Michelle Hatcher and her companion RonWeldon nie of Millsboro and Leslie Rene Waldridge, her husband Jason, and their children, Jacob and Nicholas of Seaford. A memorial service honoring her life will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, at Weise Pharmacy, 4343 Colonial Ave., Jacksonville. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to the Jacksonville Humane Society, 8464 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216.

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ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY - The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club hosted its annual Halloween Party on Oct. 29. The party included sack races, face painting, swimming and story telling. From left are costume winners Amber (DTCC), Shimar Jackson, Miranda Moore, Neva Nowell, Kyler Jones, AJ Smith, Madison Moore and Joaquin Millan (DTCC intern).

HALLOWEEN VISIT - During Halloween week, members of the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club (above) dressed up and traveled to Seaford Center Genesis Healthcare in Seaford. At right are members dressed in costume with several of the Center’s residents.

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THANKSGIVING FOR THOUSANDS - Nanticoke American Legion Post 6 participated in the Mountaire Thanksgiving for Thousands event recently as post members manned the tables outside Seaford’s Walmart. Customers donated 17 cases of food and close to $300 to the event, sponsored by Mountaire and the Dagsboro Church of God, aided by many of the American Legion posts in Sussex County. The goal is to provide a complete Thanksgiving dinner to Delmarva’s needy. Last year 6,300 boxes of food were distributed. From left are Bob McBride, Raven Caterini and Joe Tune at Post 6’s table. Photo by Roy Lamberton, Post 6

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS PARTNERSHIP - Home Team Realty is working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sussex County. Several mentoring opportunities are available in our area. To participate or for more information, call Nancy Raihall at 856-2918. Join Home Team Realty and make a difference for a child. From left are Susan Michel, Judy Rhodes, Frank Parks, Kara Jones, Kevin Jefferson and Nancy Raihall (Big Brothers Big Sisters).

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Health Flu shots offered to public

Sussex County residents paying their property taxes, obtaining marriage licenses or applying for building permits will find one more convenience available at County offices this November: on-the-spot, easyto-get flu shots. Sussex County government and Bayhealth Occupational Health are teaming up to make flu shots available to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18. The shots are $26 each, and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis in the atrium of the County Administrative Offices building, 2 The Circle, in Georgetown. Only cash will be accepted. No appointment is necessary. Ordinarily, flu shots are offered through doctor’s offices, local clinics and the State’s Division of Public Health. However, an overstock order of flu shots that had been set aside for another employer made it possible to pass on an estimated 300 doses to the public, said Kimberly Beauchamp of the County’s Personnel office. For more information, contact the Sussex County Personnel office at 8557711, or Bayhealth Medical Center at 6747947.

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, 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

Drivers fall asleep at the wheel Two out of every five drivers (41 percent) admit to having fallen asleep at the wheel at some point, with one in 10 saying they’ve done so in the past year, according to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study. More than a quarter of those surveyed admitted they drove despite being so sleepy that they had difficulty keeping their eyes open in the previous month. Yet eighty-five percent of drivers surveyed felt it was “completely unacceptable” for someone to drive in the same incapacitated state. Unfortunately, drivers may not always be aware of the effects of fatigue resulting from a lack of sleep. AAA Mid-Atlantic wants all drivers to recognize the seriousness of this dangerous, yet underestimated, driving practice. A new analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash data estimates that approximately one in six deadly crashes (16.5 percent) involve a driver who is drowsy, while one in eight crashes result in occupant hospitalization and one in 14 crashes resulted in a vehicle being towed. These percentages are substantially higher than most previous estimates, suggesting that the contribution of drowsy driving to motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and deaths has not been fully appreciated. To remain alert and avoid drowsiness, AAA Mid-Atlantic suggests:

• Getting plenty of sleep (at least six hours) the night before a long trip; • Scheduling a break every two hours or every 100 miles; • Traveling at times when you are normally awake, and staying overnight rather than “driving straight through”; and • Stop driving if you become sleepy. Someone who is tired could fall asleep at any time. Symptoms of sleepiness include, but are not limited to: • Having trouble keeping your eyes open and focused; • The inability to keep your head up; • Daydreaming or having wandering, disconnected thoughts; and • Drifting from your lane or off the road, or tailgating. Now that Standard Time went into effect yesterday, with clocks being turned back an hour, motorists will be contending with a drowsiness contributor – darkness – which will be settling in earlier in the day. According the 2008 Delaware Annual Traffic Statistical Report, the 4 to 8 p.m. timeframe represented the highest time period for crashes during the course of the day in Delaware with 5,289 (27%) crashes reported. For more information about the drowsy driving study, including the full report and fact sheet, visit www.  

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.

Competition to improve school meals

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge to improve school meals and the health of children across the nation through the creation of exciting new recipes for inclusion on school lunch menus. The competition will draw on the talents of chefs, students, food service professionals, and parents or other community members working together to develop tasty, nutritious, kid-approved foods. There will be a grand prize chosen by the judging panel as well as a Popular Choice winner based on public voting. The judges will also choose award winners for the top two recipes in each category. Winning teams will be invited to prepare their nutrition-packed meals alongside White House chefs. The top ten recipes in each category will be published in a Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbook to

share with students and families. To learn more about the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign, visit The deadline for recipe submissions is Dec. 30. For more information, visit

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 8567717.



Weight loss is a gradual process Dr. Policastro was the author of last week’s column titled “You don’t always have to be on the front lines to experience war.” His name was inadvertently omitted.

By Dr. Anthony Policastro Everybody knows that it is easier to gain weight than to lose it and there is a very logical reason for this. The average person needs about 1,800 calories per day which amounts to between 600 and 700 calories per meal. This does not include snacks so it is very easy to reach that amount. A typical meal at a fast food restaurant will provide over 1,000 calories at one meal. If someone wants to lose weight they need to eat fewer calories. However, trying to cut calories down below 600 per meal is difficult. Almost anything you eat will provide about 300 calories. Eating three very light meals of 300 calories will get you down to 900 calories for the entire day. That might include a small bowl of cereal with skim milk for breakfast, a small sandwich for lunch and vegetables and fruit for dinner. It is hard for someone to do that even for one day let alone a longer period of time. On the other hand, suppose someone decides to have a Big Mac and medium fries for a meal which is 820 calories. If they have that many calories three times a day that is almost 900 more that the 1,800 calories they need. Thus it is easy to in-

crease the number of calories without eating a lot more. However, it is very difficult to reduce the number of calories because even eating light builds calories quickly. An alternative way of thinking about dieting looks at days won and days lost. Each day, you should be able to get a feel for whether you are splurging on calories or not. The days that you do are days lost. The days that you do not are days won. The goal is to have more days won than days lost. The thing to remember is that most days won are going to be 1,200 to 1,500 calorie (300 calories below the 1,800) days. This is about the best you can expect on a typical day. Most days lost are going to be about 3,000 calorie (1,200 calories above the 1,800) days. For that reason you need about four wins to each loss. Most people would expect that one over day should equal one under day but it doesn’t work that way. For this reason, weight loss goals need to be measured in months as opposed to days or weeks. Weight loss of a pound a month is 12 pounds a year and 60 pounds over 5 years. We tend to be in such a hurry that if the results are not immediately obvious, we give up. If you have 24 wins and six losses each month, you should be on a good pace. This would be a good record for any sports team. Perhaps the better approach to weight loss is like a sports team, striving for a good record with more wins than losses.

Carper Highlights Medicare Open Enrollment Season and New Medicare Benefits On Monday, Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) highlighted the start of Medicare’s open enrollment season and implementation of several Medicare provisions of the Affordable Care Act that will benefit Delaware seniors. Starting this past Monday through December 31, 2010 Medicare beneficiaries can review and change their coverage to find the plan that will work best for them in 2011. Starting in January 2011, Delaware’s 140,000 Medicare beneficiaries will be also able to take advantage of the following provisions as a result of the Affordable Care Act: All 140,000 Medicare enrollees in Delaware will get preventive services, like mammograms and cognitive screenings, to test for symptoms like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and an annual wellness visit without copayments, coinsurance, or deductibles. Seniors who are in the doughnut hole will get a 50 percent discount on brandname drugs and 7 percent discount on generic drugs. Every year after that, the discount will increase until the doughnut hole is filled completely in 2020.  “Delawareans have already begun to see many benefits of the health care reform legislation,” said Sen. Carper.

“Medicare beneficiaries can review and change their coverage to find the plan that will work best for them in 2011. Starting January 1, 2011, seniors will benefit from stronger, more comprehensive Medicare services. “Thanks to our health care reform law, seniors will now be able to receive free annual physicals. These yearly physicals will hopefully help improve seniors’ health by detecting and managing diseases early on through free annual preventive screenings, which can be helpful in diagnosing chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. “Early diagnosis of these types of diseases common among Medicare patients can result in better, more cost effective treatment. Seniors with high prescription drug costs will also see their financial burden greatly reduced through a 50 percent discount on prescription drugs in the doughnut hole. “The Medicare open enrollment season is always an important time of year for Delaware seniors to make sure they are getting the best benefits Medicare has to offer. This year seniors should take full advantage of Medicare’s new, potentially life-saving benefits made possible through the Affordable Care Act.”

Heart Healthy Event This Saturday, Nov. 20, an American Heart Association Get Your Heart in the Game community day event will be held in Sussex Technical High School gymnasium. This will be the first time this event has ever been held on the Delmarva Peninsula. Games, health booths, and other fun activities will be held from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. The event is part of the senior STEM project of Courtney Hastings of Laurel. She will be making a promotional video for this brand new program. The event is in memory of her father, Ray E. Hastings, who passed away of a massive heart attack and was also a basketball coach. All of the proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. The ST girls’ basketball team will be playing under the direction of new head coach Jesse Brown, and is one of the first in the entire country to support this great cause. From 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. a beginner’s basketball clinic with local players and coaches will be open to girls age 7-12 at the beginner’s level. At the same time, there will be a cupcake eating contest for ST staff members. Afterwards, ST students will take part in a hilarious mystery student activity. Bring the whole family to enjoy the games, food, activities, raffles and booths that will be set up that center around heart health. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children under 12. Wear a red shirt and get $1 off the admission price. The public is invited.

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Seaford’s Raheem Cannon carries the ball during his team’s road loss to Laurel last Friday. Photo by S.D. Smith

Laurel football tops Seaford in final game of the season

By Lynn Schofer

Last Friday night’s high school football game seemed like just another everyday game played between two schools with one walking away the victor. By the attendance, it was hard to imagine the game represented the oldest standing rivalry in the state of Delaware spanning over 30 years, a game that used to be played on Thanksgiving Day with an attendance in the thousands. The Laurel Bulldogs and Seaford Blue Jays met for the final game of the 2010 season on the Bulldogs’ turf last Friday night. Laurel’s Chris Jones received the hand-off 26 times rushing for 245 yards and scoring four touchdowns to help the Bulldogs to a 35-22 win over the Blue Jays. In the first quarter, after several first downs, the Bulldogs were in the red zone but after a fumble and recovery to keep the ball, it was fourth and six. The Bulldogs still had the first opportunity to score if they could convert a fourth down from the 10 yard line. Seaford’s defense stopped the run at the line of scrimmage and took over possession with 5:53 to play

in the quarter. Seaford’s season long penalty problems continued in this game and the Blue Jays found themselves with a second and 14. Quarterback Shaquil Turnage’s pass intended for Jason Owens was a little high tipping his fingers and reflecting into the hands of Laurel’s Arnold Mann. Laurel again worked their way into the red zone but faced another fourth down when time expired in the first quarter. Sophomore quarterback Bryce Bristow handed the ball to Jones who ran untouched into the end zone. Adam Black’s kick was good giving the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead. Seaford answered with a touchdown of their own when on a fourth down Raheem Cannon broke tackles and moved the ball to the 25 yard line. Cannon would later run in for the score from the one yard line and Seaford took the lead when Turnage connected with Jason Owens for two points. Laurel responded at 3:46 when Bristow connected on a 16-yard touchdown pass to Dylan Shockley putting the Bulldogs back on top 14-8. Seaford’s next possession Continued on page 29

200TH WIN- Suzanne Farris, on behalf of the Seaford Board of Education, presented Tim Lee with a plaque commemorating his 200th soccer coaching victory at Seaford Senior High School. Mrs. Farris also noted that Lee had been named Henlopen Conference Coach of the Year in 1995, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2006, and 2009. In addition, Lee was named State Coach of the Year in 2000, 2005, 2006, and 2009. Submitted photo

Pictured with Seaford High Athlete of the Month Alexis Hawkins are high school principal Dr. Mike Smith and athletic director Artie Uhlich. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Alexis Hawkins named Seaford Athlete of the Month By Lynn Schofer

Receiver Jason Owens pulls in the pass from Shaquil Turnage for a Blue Jay first down inside the 10 yard line last week in Laurel. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Seaford High School recently announced that junior Alexis Hawkins is the Athlete of The Month for November. “I am very happy to represent the field hockey team,” Hawkins said. In her nomination of Alexis, coach Alison Venables stated, “Alexis is a dedicated athlete who always gives 150 percent. She has a great attitude and never gives up.” The monthly award is given to the student athlete that shows leadership both on the playing field and off. Hawkins is a scholar athlete enrolled in the Academic Challenge program, a member of student government, secretary of the National Honor Society, member of Key Club and Business Professionals of America. In receiving the award Hawkins said, “I believe sportsmanship is important and the field hockey team is a great example. We made a welcoming sign for the teams, baked them cookies, and showed respect to players, coaches, and officials.” Hawkins shared her feelings on her team, “This year was great, even when we didn’t win; we didn’t put each other down but instead we helped to pick each other up.” Hawkins plans to run indoor track this winter and play soccer in the spring.

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Sussex Tech field hockey team returns to semifinals with 4-0 win By Lynn Schofer

The Delmar defense converges on Woodbridge fullback Trez’mon Kane for the tackle during last Friday’s game in Bridgeville. Photo by Mike McClure

The Sussex Tech varsity field hockey team defeated Wilmington Friends, 4-0, last Saturday to advance to semi finals in the state tournament. Sussex Tech forward Abby Atkins scored three goals with the first one at 22:23 on an assist from Maxine Fluharty. The forward and middle line of the Ravens appeared to work like a well oiled machine with their ability to anticipate the pass, fill lanes, and move quickly to the ball. The stick work of Kelsey Doherty set up several scoring chances for the Ravens

and at 14:41 a pass to Fluharty who then fed the ball to Atkins led to the Ravens’ second score. In the second half, Taylor Kieffer drove the ball to the left side of the field which was picked up by Franchesca Delrosario who connected with Atkins for the goal (17:42). Games are not won on offense alone and the Raven defense spoiled several break away plays by Wilmington Friends. Raven goalie Megan Cannon finished the day with eight saves and the defense turned away the seven penalty corners by Continued on page 28

Delmar football team advances to state tourney with win over Raiders By Mike McClure

The Delmar varsity football team, coming off a loss to Laurel, came back strong in last Friday’s regular season finale, defeating Woodbridge, 45-0. With the win, the Wildcats earned the fifth seed in the six-team Division II state tournament. The Raiders opened Friday’s game with the ball on the 37 yard line. Freddie Sample had an 11-yard run, but Woodbridge was eventually forced to punt. Delmar began its opening possession on its own 15. Wildcat quarterback Alex Ellis found De’Vaughn Trader for a 16-yard gain on the option and also completed a nine-yard pass to Devene Spence. Trader gained 16 more yards on a toss from Ellis, but Ellis’ pass on fourth and six from the Raider 34 fell incomplete. Delmar’s defense stepped up on the next Woodbridge possession. Jacob Tauber was among the Wildcats in on a sack of Woodbridge quarterback C.J. Pleasants on third and 13 from the 31, forcing another punt. This time the Delmar offense was able to put together a scoring drive. Trader had a 32-yard run and Cory Mattox capped

the drive with a 19-yard touchdown run. Brady Scott’s extra point made it 7-0 with 29 seconds left in the five quarter. Delmar got the ball back early in the second quarter and went back to work. Ellis ran six yards before tossing the ball to Trader who picked up an additional 49 yards. Tavon Smiley scored from five yards out and Scott added the PAT for a 14-0 Delmar lead with 9:12 remaining in the half. Sample had runs of six and 11 yards on Woodbridge’s next possession. The Raiders advanced the ball to the Delmar 46 before a pass on fourth and seven fell incomplete, giving the ball back to the Wildcats. Delmar’s Keandre Whaley had two runs for 11 yards, Ellis added a 27-yard run, and Trader scored on a 16-yard touchdown run. Scott’s third extra point of the night put the score at 21-0 (3:40). Following a punt by Woodbridge senior Trez’mon Kane, the Wildcats went back to work. Trader rumbled 49 yards on a run and Ellis scored on a 30-yard keeper. Scott put Delmar ahead 28-0 with 47 seconds left.

Sussex Tech’s Abby Atkins scores the second goal of the game using a reverse stick and forcing goalie Emily Horwitz out of position during the Ravens’ 4-0 win over Wilmington Friends last weekend in the state semifinals. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Trader extended Delmar’s lead with a 47-yard touchdown run with 11:05 left in the third quarter. Scott’s fifth PAT of the night made the score 35-0. Woodbridge started its next possession with the ball on the 30 yard line. Christian Cole had a seven-yard run on third and two from the 38 to move the chains. On third and six from the 49, Sample took a pitch from Pleasants and was met immediately by De’Kevious Helton for a fouryard loss. Woodbridge kept the drive alive when Pleasants completed a 14-yard pass to George Knight. The Delmar defense combined for a sack on fourth and one from

the Delmar 35 to give the ball back to the offense. Helton scampered 60 yards for a touchdown and Kevin Trader completed a two-point pass to Spence following a bad snap on the extra point attempt as Delmar took a 43-0 lead with 2:18 left in the third quarter. The final points came on an intentional grounding call on a pass thrown from the end zone, resulting in a safety and a 45-0 Wildcat win. Trader ran for 238 yards and two touchdowns to pace Delmar while Sample ran for 72 yards for the Raiders. Delmar faces St. Georges Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Caravel High.

The Star Sports Nominations for 2010

Delmar’s Devene Spence brings down Woodbridge running back Freddie Sample during last Friday’s regular season finale in Bridgeville. Photo by Mike McClure

Election season is over but the voting has just begun as Morning Star Publications once again presents the Star Sports Story of the Year and Team of the Year. Also this year, the Star will salute a Coach of the Year and an Athlete of the Year. Nominations are now being accepted at, Seaford Star sports and Laurel Star sports on Facebook, and 302-6299243 (f). So... Get your nomination selections in today for: 1. Sports Story of the Year 2. Team of the Year 3. Coach of the Year 4. Athlete of the Year Everyone who makes a nomination for these awards will be entered into a drawing for a free one year subscription to the Star.



Seaford Stars of the Week

Female Co-Athlete of the WeekAbby Atkins- Sussex Tech

Female Co-Athlete of the WeekBethany Killmon- Sussex Tech

Sussex Tech senior Abby Atkins Sussex Tech’s Bethany Killmon netted three goals and dished out three joined teammate Isabel Wharton in assists in her team’s 8-1 win over Caefinishing in the top 15 in the Division I sar Rodney last Tuesday. Atkins also state cross country meet. Killmon placed had three of the Ravens’ four goals 15th to help the Ravens to a third place in a quartefinal win over Wilmington finish. Friends. Honorable mention- Andre Washington- Seaford; Raheem Cannon- Seaford; Freddie Sample- Woodbridge; Desmond Sivels- Sussex Tech; Robbie Robles- Sussex Tech; Maxine Fluharty- Sussex Tech; Megan Cannon- Sussex Tech; Mallorie Parsons- Delmarva Christian; Lauryl Berger- Delmarva Christian; Isabel WhartonSussex Tech; Emily Ritter- Sussex Tech



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MIDDLE SCHOOL- Middle School Fall sports honors at Worcester Prep went to: (l to r): front- Hank Faust, Rehoboth Beach, Most Valuable Player, Soccer B; Christian Bruder, Ocean Pines, Most Improved, Soccer A; Alex Choy, Rehoboth Beach, Coach’s Award, Soccer B; back- Bennett Truitt, Bishopville, Coach’s Award, Golf; Reece Brown, Rehoboth Beach, Most Improved Soccer B; Wyatt Richins, Ocean Pines, Coach’s Award, Soccer A; Jason Cook, Seaford, Most Valuable Player, Golf; and Matt Klepper, Ocean Pines, Most Valuable Player, Soccer A. Missing from the photo is Derek Wilgus, Bethany Beach, Most Improved, Golf. Submitted photo


VARSITY- Worcester Prep’s Outstanding boy athletes were honored for the grades 9-12 levels at the Fall Sports Recognition Night. They are (l to r): front- Andrew Ternahan, Bethany Beach, Coach’s Award, Varsity Soccer; Matt Carey, Seaford, Most Valuable Player, Varsity Soccer; Jeffrey Andresen, Ocean City, Most Improved, Varsity Soccer; Thomas Thornett, Selbyville; Coach’s Award, JV Soccer; (back) Billy Brittingham, Berlin, Most Improved, Varsity Golf; Chris Adkins, Fenwick Island, Most Improved, JV Soccer; Zach Jacobs, Ocean City, Most Valuable Player, JV Soccer; Will Moore, Salisbury, Coach’s Award, Varsity Golf; Ty Mayers, Rehoboth Beach, Most Valuable Player, Varsity Golf. Submitted photo

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SOCCER SENIORS- Shown (l to r) during the Seaford soccer team’s banquet are the team’s seniors: bottom- Christian Gosnell, Kyle Pepper, Andrew Rutter; top- Daisuke Shigaki, Luis Mier, and Ethan Lee. Photo by S.D. Smith

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  MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 18 - 24, 2010

Sussex Tech girls’ cross country places third in state meet Elizabeth Coulbourn is part of a wall of defense for the Ravens that held Wilmington Friends scoreless in the second round of play during the state field hockey tournament last weekend. Photo by Lynn Schofer

The Sussex Tech varsity girls’ cross country team placed third in the Division I girls’ state meet last Saturday. Charter School placed first (27), St. Mark’s was second (55), and Sussex Tech came in third (100), Isabel Wharton placed seventh (20:54.80), Bethany Killmon was 15th (21:41.58), and Emily Ritter came in 17th (22:09.17) for the Ravens. Sussex Tech’s Briana Hall finished 29th (23:49.16) and Laura Zweibel was 32nd (24:03.51). In the Division I boys’ race, Sussex Tech’s Robbie Robles finished 20th (18:45.17) and the Ravens’ Dylan Varrato placed 43rd (19:32,75). None of the local athletes placed in the top 50 in the Division II meets.

Join the Star sports nation. Over 310 people like the “Laurel Star sports” and “Seaford Star sports” Facebook pages. Sussex Tech hockey continued

Wilmington Friends. Cannon’s biggest save came at 10:53 when Wilmington Friends attack on goal pulled Cannon out but she extended and was able to get a foot on the ball, and with a little help of back up players, the ball was pushed wide away from the goal. Sussex Tech scored one more time with less than two minutes to play when in traf­ fic, Fluharty flipped the ball into the goal unassisted. The win advances the Ravens to the semifinal round. Coach Nancy Tribbitt said after the game, “I am just very proud of the girls and we can take it game by game.” Tribitt will prepare her team for the next round, “We will continue to work on com­ munication and transition.” Sussex Tech will take on Henlopen North rival Cape Henlopen on Wednes­ day. Cape handed the Ravens their only loss of the season back in September, therefore Tech will look for redemption when it counts. The defending state cham­ pions beat the Vikings in the state semi­ finals last year.

Sussex Tech boys’ soccer falls to Concord in OT The Sussex Tech varsity boys’ soc­ cer team was eliminated from state tournament play with a 1-0 loss to Concord in overtime last Wednesday in Dover. The Ravens outshot the Raiders, 7-5, and held a 4-1 advantage in cor­ ners. Sussex Tech goalie James Smith made four saves in the loss.

Sussex Tech football team caps season with 42-0 win

The Sussex Tech varsity football team ended its season with a 42-0 win over Polytech in a non-conference game last Friday. Desmond Sivels had touch­ down runs of six, seven, 30, 36, 72, and 37 yards, Damon Ayers caught a twopoint pass from Jesse Swanson, James Smith booted three extra points, and Nathan Justis added one extra point.

Seaford Recreation Department to hold Junior Jordan clinic The Seaford Recreation Depart­ ment’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.

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Devon Hunt returned the kick off to the 48 yard line for Seaford which gave the Blue Jays good field position in the first quarter of last week’s game in Laurel. Photo by Lynn Schofer

carries and 48 yards later Jones scored his third touchdown of the night and with the extra point by Black the Bulldogs took a 29-8 lead. Seaford’s defense showed some fatigue as it committed a horse collar penalty which put the Bulldogs at the 12 yard line. Laurel stayed with Jones who ran the ball for the touchdown but a bad snap that had to be covered by the holder added just six, but expanded the lead 35-8. In the fourth quarter, Seaford showed some life and spark when Andre Washington ran the ball in from the seven yard line for a Blue Jay score. Laurel’s defense foiled the two point conversion and the score stood at 35-16. Seaford would regain possession when they held the Bulldogs on a fourth down and Washington scored on 15-yard run with 2:37 left in the game. The Blue Jays climbed to within 13, but a final score of 35-22 went into the books advantage Laurel. Jones ran for 245 yards and four touchdowns, Brandon Scott had six carries for 35 yards, and Bristow completed three passes for 44 yards and a touchdown. No stats were available for Seaford.

CAPTAINS- Woodbridge captains D.J. Grinstead, Trez’mon Kane, and C.J. Pleasants are shown prior to the start of last week’s home contest against Delmar. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford Parks and Recreation standings Tackle Football Jr. Division final standings

1. Cowboys 5-1 2. Ravens 4-1-1 3. Falcons 2-3-1 4. Eagles 0-6

Tackle Football Senior Division final standings


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Flag Football 6-8 Division Final standings


Dominique Horsey runs to the left on the sweep play and is chased by Laurel’s David Cornish in Friday night’s varsity football game in Laurel. Photo by Lynn Schofer

1. Cowboys 9-1 2. Raiders 8-1 3. Eagles 7-3 4. Redskins 6-4 5. Ravens 5-4

6. Steelers 3-5-1 7. Patriots 2-7 8. Colts 1-9 9. Saints 1-8

Flag Football 9-11 year-old division 1. Titans 9-0 2. Cowboys 6-4 3. Chargers 3-7 4. Ravens 1-9

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Seaford football continued started at the 20 yard line but a penalty flag and a tackle by the Bulldogs pitted the Blue Jays at the one yard line on third down. Coach Darnell Savage decided it was better to give up a safety then risk excellent field possession for a possible six. On the snap the receiver allowed the ball to go out of bounds and Laurel took a 16-8 lead. The strategy paid off because with less than two minutes to play Chris Jones coughed up the ball on the 18 yard line and Seaford recovered and held possession to end the half. The third quarter was dominated entirely by the Bulldogs and proved to be the deciding factor of the game. On the first possession, Seaford was quickly faced with a fourth down and eight when Laurel’s blitz got to Turnage, giving the ball to Laurel at midfield. Jones became unstoppable and ran for a first down and then at 5:19 finished the last seven yards with a touchdown. Seaford blocked the kick, but Laurel had the 22-8 advantage. Seaford, unable to convert a first down, punted the ball and Laurel took possession at the 48 yard line. Two

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 MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 18 - 24, 2010

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STAR TEAM PHOTO OF THE WEEK-- Shown is the Delmar varsity field hockey team, which defeated Hodgson, 8-0, in the first round of the state tournament before falling to Tower Hill, 4-2, in the quarterfinals. Photo by Mike McClure Next week- Seaford varsity cheerleading team Send photos and captions to

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FIRST PLACE- Cody Short of Laurel, No. 11, raced to a first place finish in the 19-27-year-old Intermediate class at the Nov. 6 First State BMX race. Submitted photo

This week in Star sports history 10 YEARS AGO- The Delmar field hockey team blanked Newark, 2-0, in the first round of the state tournament behind goals by Kristin Nichols and Becca Gum. The Wildcats fell to St. Mark’s, 1-0 in overtime, in the second round. The Seaford girls’ cross country team won a state title as Jen Willis placed fifth, Caitlin McGroerty was ninth, Greta Knapp finished 15th, Kate LaPrad came in 22nd, and Cristina Garmendia placed 23rd in the Division II race. FIVE YEARS AGO- The Seaford field hockey team, seeded 15th, was edged by second seeded Caesar Rodney, 1-0, in the first round of the state tournament. Lauren Ellis knocked in the game-winner to lead the Delmar field hockey team past Cape Henlopen, 2-1 in overtime, in the state quarterfinals. ONE YEAR AGO- The Seaford soccer team defeated Sussex Tech, 2-1 in four overtime periods, in the first round of the state tournament. Alfred Cetoute and Oscar Castrejon netted one goal each and Christian Gosnell recorded 13 saves for the Blue Jays while Ariel Espinoza had a goal and James Smith made 10 saves for the Ravens. Seaford fell to Middletown, 2-1, in the quarterfinals despite a goal by Casterjon, who had the game-winner against Sussex Tech.

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.

SECOND PLACE- Quentin Wilkerson of Laurel, No. 5, placed second in the 12-year-old Expert class at the Nov. 6 First State BMX race in Milford. Submitted photo




STAR SPORTS SCRAPBOOK- Shown (clockwise from top left) are scenes from the varsity boys’ soccer season: Laurel’s Marvin Vazquez looks to kick the ball downfield; Delmar’s Joe Prochownik makes a move with the ball, Seaford’s Adam Crouse (#13) moves the ball up field against Raiders’ defender John Walker (#2) and Sussex Tech’s Aris Reynoso has the ball on the run during a regular season game. Photos by Mike McClure and Gene Bleile

See next week’s Seaford/Laurel Star for the varsity cross country and volleyball scrapbook page.

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    MORNING STAR • NOVEMBER 18 - 24, 2010

Western Sussex athletes named to Henlopen All-Conference teams The following Western Sussex players were named to the Fall sports Henlopen all-conference teams for girls’ volleyball, boys’ soccer, field hockey, and cross country: Girls’ volleyball- Honorable mentionAshley Matos, Delmar; Crystal Loudon, Sussex Tech Boys’ soccer- All-North- First teamAris Reynoso- Sussex Tech; Ryan Moore, Sussex Tech; second team- Jacob Williams, Sussex Tech; Josh Walstead, Sussex Tech; Ryan Fiacco, Sussex Tech; honorable mention- Sam Spellman, Sussex Tech All-South- first team- Ethan Lee, Seaford; Dustin Venables, Seaford; James Whaley, Delmar; Alfred Cetoute, Seaford; Ryne Wood, Laurel; Willie Davis, Woodbridge; Christian Gosnell, Seaford; second team- Udiel Perez-Mendez, Seaford; Thomas Gray, Delmar; Danny Wheatley,

Seaford; Marvin Vazquez, Laurel; Brady Scott, Delmar; Daisuke Shigaki, Seaford; Frank Ortega, Woodbridge; honorable mention- Carl VanGessel, Delmar; Humberto Hernandez, Laurel; Brentdy Chavez, Seaford; Abraham Leon, Woodbridge Field hockey- Northern DivisionFirst team- Maxine Fluharty, Sussex Tech, offense; Abby Atkins, Sussex Tech, offense; Logan Pavlik, Sussex Tech, midfield; Kelsey Doherty, Sussex Tech, midfield; Kayla Krause, Sussex Tech, defense; Betsey Coulbourn, Sussex Tech, defense; second team- Izzie Delario, Sussex Tech, offense; Taylor Kieffer, Sussex Tech, midfield; Lindsey Rickards, Sussex Tech, defense; honorable mention- Hannah Krause, Sussex Tech Southern Division- First team- Kelsey Johnson, Woodbridge, offense; Caroline Phillips, Delmar, offense; Lauren Massey, Delmar, offense; Taylor Elliott, Delmar,

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, U.S. Lacrosse Membership number and position(s) trying out for to or call 410-883-3538.

midfield; Sara Ellis, Delmar, midfield; Leslie DeRoche, Woodbridge, defense; Carlee Budd, Delmar, defense; second team- Maria DeMott, Seaford, offense; Desirae Williams, Laurel, offense; Sam Johnson, Delmar, offense; Alexis Hawkins, Seaford, midfield; Rachel Doyon, Woodbridge, midfield; Sydnee Pollock, Seaford, defense; Hunter Causey, Delmar, defense; Gaby Culver, Laurel, defense; Molly Cain, Seaford, goalkeeper; honorable mention- Caila White, Delmar; Lizzie Mancini, Laurel; Ania Sypek, Seaford; Megan Sirkis, Woodbridge Cross country- Boys- second team-

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HALL OF FAME- Shown (l to r) are Robert “Bobby” Nichols, Tommy Young, and Arthur “Archie” Ellis following Bobby’s and Archie’s induction into the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame which was held at the Delmar Fire Company on Saturday, November 13. See next week’s Star for more on the banquet and induction.

Next Week in the Star Among the items that will be in next week’s Laurel/Seaford Star sports section are: state field hockey and football coverage, Ross Higgins makes key contributions on the soccer field, first team all-conference photos,Winter sports schedules and previews, This Week in Star Sports History, Laurel Pop Warner results, and more.

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People Karen Johnson recognized by veterans By Lynn R. Parks

Karen Johnson, director of the Bridgeville Public Library, was recently recognized by four veterans associations. She was presented with a statue of an eagle fitted with emblems representing the Delaware department of the American Veterans Association, the American Veterans post 1694 in Seaford, the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Seaford and the American Legion post in Seaford. The presentation was made in the library by Albert Weir, who lives in Seaford and who is a member of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs and of the American Veterans post 1694. Johnson was recognized because of her library’s donation of books for the library at the Delaware Veterans Home. The home, near Milford, is for veterans, men as well as women, who are elderly or disabled. Bill Peterson, who was named director of the state-owned veterans home in March, approached the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs in October for help in stocking its library. When Weir learned that the Bridgeville Public Library was holding a book sale, he talked to Johnson about donating some of the books to the home. In what Weir called a “patriotic and unselfish act,” Johnson agreed to donate

Above, Wayne and Nita Bradley at the 50th anniversary celebration this September. Inset is a picture of them in 1960.

Bradleys celebrate their 50th anniversary

Wayne and Nita Bradley of Laurel recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Friends and relatives from four countries and five states joined them at a



surprise party. They were married on Sept. 8, 1960. They have three children, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


more than 500 books to the veterans home library. “The books were good quality, and enough to satisfy the need there,” Weir said. Now, the people who live in the Delaware Veterans Home have a good library to turn to, he added.

Karen Johnson, left, director of the Bridgeville Public Library, accepts a statue of an eagle from Albert Weir, a member of the Delaware Commission of Veterans Affairs.

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American Legion dedicates two new monuments

Online auction part of Del Tech Fashion Show fundraiser

Even before the fashion show takes the stage at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, the public has an opportunity to participate in the event. The Couture & Class fashion is offering an online auction which, as the show does, helps to fund international scholarships. The date of the annual show is Saturday, Nov. 20, with the online auction site open for bids until Nov. 18. Visit the fashion show’s website at to view an eclectic selection of 33 bid items. Travel items include trips to Cancun, Florida and Spain. Consider a short getaway to Dewey Beach or Washington, D.C. or bid on trips to Coronado Bay, California or the Rocky Mountains. If you have an adventurous spirit, consider one of these unique experiences: soar freely in a world-class glider or fly a military jet. If land travel is your preference, enjoy driving six luxury exotic cars. You can also experience a vineyard or brewery tour, lacrosse game at Johns Hopkins University, spa services, or a professional cooking class. Fine jewelry, personal services — including wardrobe/closet reorganization – a laptop, food and gourmet items, fitness and dining opportunities complete the bid selection. Fashion show attendees will also have an opportunity to bid on those items during the event as well as other silent and live auction items. Sponsored by the Owens Campus Development Council, the show features men’s and women’s clothing in the categories of casual, business, holiday and resort wear from Carltons, Pineapple Princess, Rose Garden, Sole, Liquid, Clothes 2 You, all in Rehoboth; Deanna’s, Tiger Lili and Twila Farrell, all in Lewes; Coolspring Cottage in Milton; and Nicole J. Designs in Middletown. Attendees will be able to purchase clothing and store items at the show’s shopping bazaar with 15 percent of those sales being donated to the scholarships. Bazaar participants include Coolspring Cottage, Tiger Lili, Pineapple Princess, The Olive Branch, Bay Moon Design, Angels in Air, Shell Affair, FolksyArt, Mary Kay, Josephine’s Daughter, Joanne DeFiore, Books R Fun and Amway Skin Care. Tickets for the Couture & Class fashion show and luncheon are $35 per person and $225 for a table for eight. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the website or call 855-1659.


I am the subject of Mr. Diehls’s Veterans Day article in your newspaper. I want to thank you and him for the wonderful story.  I did the article because I hoped it would spur some others into helping provide for our veterans and our children and youth.  Thanks so much. My son, however, is not currently serving in the military. He is a proud veteran and a member of American Legion Post 28. -- Tina Washington


American Legion Nanticoke Post 6 dedicated two new veteran’s monuments on Veteran’s Day. The new monuments are part of a general renovation by Nanticoke Post 6 around the outside of the historic Log Cabin post home. Future plans include an expanded kitchen and offices.

The first monument is to honor all those who have served, and will be a regular part of Post 6’s Veteran’s Day ceremonies.

Post 6’s bugler, Charles Michael, played Taps as part of the dedication. The second monument is to honor those who have died in service to America in our Armed Forces. This monument will be the focal point of Memorial Day services at the Post in the future.

National Vice Commander Eugene Pytka and Delaware American Legion Commander Ed Feeley visited the Post.

Post 6 Commander Robert Michael, assisted by Post Chaplain Charles Singman, dedicated the plaques.

BlockWatch clean up

Seaford Block Watch had its annual street clean up on Saturday, Oct. 30. Volunteers met at City Hall. Trash was picked up on every street from the Nanticoke River to Stein Hwy. and Fred Douglass School to Cedar Avenue. Those helping to improve the neighborhood are, left to right, George Logan, Grace Peterson, Beverly Peters, John Botdorf, Doris Lowe, Kitti Botdorf, Dolores Slatcher, J.J. Sobers, Travis Sewell, Errol Sobers and Pat Jones. Those not pictured who also helped are Charles Anderson, Robert Hudson, Kerrigan Dashiell and Jocquon Johnson. Thanks to everyone. Submitted photo



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CHANDELIER, 5 petal light Model 811BOCO, SN CA9EO786X062, gold plated, exc. cond., $30 OBO.

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The Town of Greenwood, Delaware, in cooperation with the Sussex County Council (SCC), and the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA), will hold a public hearing so that all citizens can have an opportunity to participate in the development of an application to the State of Dela­ware Community De­vel­op­ment Block Grant Program for a grant under the provisions of the Community Development Act of 1977. The primary objective of the Community Development Program is the development of viable urban communities, including decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic op­por­tunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. It is also a primary objective to alleviate physical and economic distress through the stimulation of private investment and community revitalization in areas of population out-migration or a stagnating or declining tax base. In accordance with the Section 106 Review 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 Greenwood Town Hall, Greenwood, Del­a­ware on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. A status report for FY-10 will also be included. For more

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, on DECEMBER 16, 2010, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Office Building, George­town, Del­a­ware, on the application of JOHN AND NICOLE SCOTT to consider the Conditional Use of land in an A-1 Agricultural Residential District for multi-family dwelling structure (5 units) to be located on a certain parcel of land lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, containing 5.09 acres, more or less, lying northeast of Road 494 (Airport Road), 1,400 feet east of Road 497 (Old Hickory Road). Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this proposal may be examined by interested parties in the Planning and Zoning Office, County Administrative Office Building, George­­town, Delaware, between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 11/18/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Woodbridge School District Board of Education as a part of its regular November public meeting will consider a waiver to the provisions of 14 Delaware Code § 1704(3) and § 1705(A)(a). Subsection 1704(3) of the law requires all public school buildings to have allocated to them 98% of the Division 1 units generated by the actual unit count in that building by the last school day of October of the current school year. Subsection 1705(A)(a) requires any kindergarten or grades 1-3 public school classes to have no higher ratio of teacher to students than 1:22 by the last school day in October of the current school year. This ratio is only to apply to a class where students are instructed in core academic subjects of English/Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The meeting will be held in the library of the Phillis Wheatley Middle School. Citizens may present written or oral comments on the matter under consideration by the Board of Education, under the public commentary portion of the meeting. WHAT: A public meeting of the Woodbridge Board of Education WHEN: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. WHERE: Phillis Wheatley Middle School Library WHY: Consideration of a waiver of the provisions of 14 Delaware Code, § 1704(3) and § 1705(A)(a) 11/4/2tc

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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. 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 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

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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


Estate of Thelma L. Ball, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Thelma L. Ball who departed this life on the 10th day of October, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Judy A. Thomas on the 25th 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 10th day of June, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Judy A. Thomas 26044 Butler Branch Road Seaford DE 19973 Attorney: James D. Griffin, Esq. Griffin & Hackett P.O. Box 612 Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 11/4/3tc


Estate of Maureen Gorman Keck, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Maureen Gorman Keck who departed this life on the 7th day of September, A.D. 2010 late of Lewes, DE were duly granted unto Courtney B. Peksens on the 21st day of October, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted See LEGALS—page 41



Police Journal Police probing robberies

On Nov. 15 at 10:55 p.m., Seaford Police responded to a robbery at the Quality Inn on Sussex Highway in Seaford. Officers determined that the defendant, Kristen A. Shockley, 20, of Pocomoke City, Md. and suspects, Gianfranco Minello, Shockley 28, of Milford and Randy T. Rickards, 30, homeless, followed the victims - a 27-year-old man of Sanford, N.C., a 23-year-old man of Baltimore, Md. and a 30-year-old man of Houston, Texas - from the Royal Farms to the Quality Inn where they entered the victim’s Minello room displaying a firearm. The subjects obtained an undisclosed amount of money and fled. The victims were able to detain Shockley until police arrived. Detectives were also able to identify the two suspects Rickards and the suspect vehicle, a dark colored Ford Focus with temporary Delaware registration, XC265504. Shockley was transported to the Seaford Police Department for further processing and arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #3 in Georgetown. She was committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $32,500 secured bond pending a preliminary hearing in the Court of Common Pleas. Charges include first degree robbery, conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. Warrants are on file for the two suspects, Minello and Rickards. Charges for Minello include first degree robbery, LEGALS - from Page 40

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 7th day of May, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Courtney B. Peksens 8329 Wesleyan St. Vienna, VA 22180 Attorney: Michele Procino Wells, Esq. Procino-Wells, LLC

conspiracy, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a deadly weapon by person prohibited. Charges for Rickards include first degree robbery and conspiracy. Detectives were able to link Minello to an attempted robbery which occurred on Nov. 15 on Chandler Street in Seaford. Minello and an unknown male suspect confronted a 48-year-old male victim who was seated in his vehicle and demanded money. As the victim complied, one suspect who was displaying an unknown long gun, struck the victim in the face causing a minor laceration. Charges for Minello for this crime include attempted robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, assault, possession of a deadly weapon by person prohibited and conspiracy. Anyone with information is asked to contact Seaford Police at 629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at Delaware Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of person or persons involved.

Police identify cyclist in crash

Delaware State Police have identified the bicyclist killed in the Nov. 8 crash that occurred on Wilson Farm Road north of SR 18 in Bridgeville. The crash occurred when the bicyclist, Gerald F. Crossman, 54, of Seaford, turned into the path of Elna Watt of Seaford who was driving a Dodge Caravan directly behind the victim. Crossman died from injuries sustained in crash the following day, Nov. 9. The victim was positively identified after performing fingerprint analyses. 

Bridgeville man sentenced

Allan P. Clark, 38, of Bridgeville, was sentenced to 15 years in prison by Chief United States District Judge Gregory M. Sleet for production and possession of child pornography, in violation of federal law. Clark was also sentenced to 5 years of supervised release, which will begin following his prison term. He will also be required to register as a sex offender in any jurisdiction in which he lives, works or attends school.  In April, a federal jury convicted Clark of nine counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. During the trial, the

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Estate of David Webster Lovelace, II, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of David Webster Lovelace, II, who departed this life on the 10th day of October, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Shannon M. Lovelace on the 22nd day of October, A.D. 2010, and all per-

sons 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 10th day of June, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Shannon M. Lovelace 537 McKean St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 11/4/3tc

government presented evidence showing that between November 2008 and January 2009, Clark hid a camera cell phone in a bathroom and videotaped a 14-yearold girl undressing and getting into the shower. Clark saved each video file on the cell phone. Clark then would re-enter the bathroom and remove the phone while the child victim showered.  Delaware State Police detectives also seized a computer from Clark’s home on Jan. 22, 2009, which revealed that Clark had surfed numerous teenage sex websites between November 2008 and January 2009 – the same time period during which Clark produced the videos charged in the indictment.     

Embezzlement from church

On Nov. 9, Delaware State Police arrested John M. Duckworth, 56, of Milton, on 20 charges related to theft from a church fund. Delaware State Police was contacted by Bethel United Methodist Church in Lewes about large sums of money missing from the church bank account. Police learned that Duckworth was employed by the church as an accountant.  Duckworth, who also owns his own private accounting company, is alleged to have written out checks to himself which belong to the Bethel United Methodist Church from December 2007 through July 2010. Police were able to trace 20 checks written out by Duckworth to himself amounting to over $32,000. Duckworth, who is paid for his bookkeeping and accounting services, wrote checks for $699 up to $2,400.  Duckworth was charged with two counts of theft and then released on $14,500 unsecured bond.  Because Duckworth owns his own accounting business, police believe there could be additional victims. Victims are urged to contact Delaware State Police Troop 4 Fraud Unit, Georgetown. Call ahead to make an appointment with a fraud investigator.  Anyone with information pertaining to this case is asked to call investigators at 856-5850, ext. 257 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

Youth dies in crash

Delaware State Police responded to a reported serious motor vehicle crash on Minos Conaway Road (CR 265) just west of Coastal Highway, Lewes, on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 8:50 a.m. A 2010 Nissan Versa was westbound on Minos Conaway Road west of Lewes when the operator, Christopher J. Smail, 18, of Lewes, traveled off the north edge of the roadway. The Nissan then traveled back onto the main portion of the roadway then appeared to once again veer immediately to the right exiting the north edge of the roadway. Once Smail’s vehicle exited the roadway, it became airborne and rolled over before striking two trees. Smail, who was a student at Delaware Tech in Georgetown, was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police are continuing their investigation into the crash.  Smail was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. 

Copper theft suspect

On Nov. 10 at 11:53 p.m., Delaware State Police received a 911 call from a concerned citizen regarding suspicious activity at a residence on Gravel Hill Road, Milton. The citizen observed a vehicle stop on Gravel Hill Road then back up into a private driveway and thought it was suspicious because the residence was bank owned. The citizen also reported the vehicle turned off its lights as it was backing down the driveway.  Troopers first checked the exterior of the residence, located a rear door which had been forcibly opened and could hear loud bangs coming from the basement. The trooper waited for additional units to arrive and, after entering the residence, located Nicholas W. Bongiovanni, 30, of Georgetown, bent over a large pile of copper piping.  Bongiovanni was found to be in possession of a flashlight, a cutting tool, razor knife and gloves. Delaware State Police discovered Bongiovanni had cut copper piping from multiple areas of the basement. Bongiovanni was also found to be in possession of two, 30mg Oxycodone tablets for which he did not have a prescription. 

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Lip gloss, rouge and an antique mirror will keep me looking 39 Compiling my annual “Things for Which I Am Thankful” list will ynn arks be easier than usual this year. Top on the list, without question, will When, on the third day be the fact that I’m not sick. I was sick, you see. And there’s of my trial, I caught a nothing like headache, congestion and general misery to make one glimpse of myself in the appreciate good health. mirror, I looked just like My son-in-law, also part of my “Things for Which I Am Thankmy Uncle Bill. ful” list but perhaps not in as high a spot as he was a couple of weeks ket and overflowed onto the floor and I ago, was the first in our family to come down with this version of rhinophar- struggled out of my sickbed to gather them up and carry them to the bathroom and the yngitis. I was in the kitchen, he was in wastepaper can there. the living room, and I heard him sneeze. Her cold symptoms went away a couple “That’s strange,” I thought. “I don’t think days after they had started, mine stuck that I’ve ever heard Jayce sneeze before.” around for a week or longer. Her studies That sneeze led to another, then anremained on an even keel, mine went spinother. When he announced to the family ning out of control. at large that he thought he had a cold, I Now, as then, my body happily obeys wasn’t surprised. each and every marching order that is He was vigilant, washing his hands barked out by the rhinovirus. My eyes frequently and never blowing his nose or run, my head pounds, my sinuses are so sneezing in our direction. Even so, five clogged that I can barely breathe. And days later, my daughter, my husband and each stage is as bad as the one that preI all confided to each other that we had ceded it. scratchy throats. The early chills go away, to be replaced Ever since I can remember, colds have by exhaustion. My nose slowly unclogs, seemingly had a more drastic effect on but then there are coughing spells: No me than on other people. When my colmatter the violence of the breath-sucking lege roommate had a cold, I barely knew cough, it can’t quite solve that persistent it. Her sniffles were delicate, manageable itch on the edge of my throat. with only one tissue a day, which she At least all of these things, I know to kept stored in her shirt sleeve. I snorted expect. I’ve had enough colds in my lifeand carried on and went through boxes of time that I can anticipate the sequence of Kleenex; they filled our wastepaper bas-



Greenwood Police Department receives grant

On Nov. 10, at Harrington Casino, representatives from 36 Delaware organizations were awarded financial grants by the Mid-Del Charitable Foundation. The Foundation, developed to consolidate the charitable undertakings of Delaware State Fair, Inc. and Harrington Raceway, Inc., supports Delaware-based organizations and charitable, educational and scientific endeavors. Howell F. Wallace, president of the Mid-Del Charitable Foundation, along with the presiding officers and directors distributed grants to 36 organizations including the Greenwood Police Department. The funds will be used to enhance the crime prevention program and public awareness efforts by purchasing the most current crime prevention materials and equipment. For any organization interested in applying for 2011 consideration, proposals must be submitted via the official Mid-Del Charitable Foundation grant application form. For more information, visit the Delaware State Fair’s website at and choose the Mid-Del Foundation found under the “Info” tab.


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symptoms and look forward to their passing. But this most recent cold brought with it a new symptom, one that I was not expecting and that I hope never comes calling again: When, on the third day of my trial, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I looked just like my Uncle Bill. Not that my father’s brother William, who has been dead for 15 years or so, was a bad looking man. And not that I haven’t realized over the last several years that genetics triumph every time. But that was quite a shock, to look into the mirror, expecting to see the same old face that has greeted me for decades, and instead see the face of a man whom I’ve always thought of as old. I went straight for my lip gloss, “Kissyfit.” I brushed on some rouge. And for the rest of the day, I avoided the mirror. Seeing Uncle Bill in my reflection was bad enough. But seeing him wearing makeup would have been too much. Six days after they started, my cold symptoms are pretty much gone. I still suck on the occasional cough drop and I keep my nose spray handy, but I’m feeling, and looking, like my old self. I even resumed my regular two-mile walks this morning. I can tell you, though, that I’m not looking forward to that next cold. No matter when it strikes, I’ll be older than I am now. And if I looked like Uncle Bill this time, who will creep into my mirror the next time? His parents, my grandparents? Or one of those ancestors whom I know only through pictures? My father’s great Aunt Lizzie, perhaps, or Uncle Frank, of

whom I think I have two and can never remember how they fit into the family tree. This Thanksgiving, along with good health, I’m going to express my gratitude for shiny pink lip gloss. For good-looking ancestors. And for my new favorite mirror, an antique that belonged to my Aunt Lib, Uncle Bill’s sister, and that in old age offers a darker reflection than do the other, newer, mirrors in the house. I just checked. And in it, even at the end of a cold, I still look 39.

Library seeks new board member

The Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for a five year term appointment to begin in January. The Board oversees the library as representatives of the community, determines and sets policies to govern operations, develops and oversees the budget and actively supports the library legislation. Applicants must be residents of the Seaford School District and are expected to be patrons in good standing. With the recent completion and move to a larger facility, persons with a background or skills in any or all areas of human resources, finances, event planning or law are especially encouraged to submit an application. The appointment will be made by the Resident Judge of Superior Court of Sussex County. Interested parties should contact the library in person for an application. Deadline for applications is Nov. 30. For more information, contact Library Director Dr. John Painter at 629-2524.



Add these three cranberry dishes to your holiday feast Of all the foods we’d expect to find on the traditional family table Thanksgiving Day, there are two that were in this country before the Pilgrims landed — turkeys and cranberries. If you’re comparing these two allAmericans pound for pound, the tiny cranberry is the real heavyweight. The Pilgrims found that Native Americans were not only eating cranberries but also using them for dyeing clothing and making medicine. The colonists were quick learners and soon came to rely on cranberries for much needed vitamin C, which was especially important to the whalers who spent so much time at sea. This tough little fruit can keep its nutritional value and good looks for 6 to 8 weeks in the refrigerator if left unwashed. This isn’t surprising when you consider that the vines they came from can survive the most extreme conditions — some on Cape Cod are still producing after 150 years! Why not give the cranberry a starring role in your Thanksgiving menu? For a different take on the usual canned jelly try one of these delicious recipes. Cranberry Sauce with Port and Cinnamon Bon Appétit, November 2007 Makes 2 1/2 cups Dried and fresh cranberries are sim-

namon sticks. Do ahead: Can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill. Bring to room temperature before serving.

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The Practical Gourmet mered in Port for a not-too-sweet, grownup take on the classic. 1 cup ruby Port 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half 1 cup dried cranberries (about 6 ounces) 1 12-ounce bag fresh cranberries 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup sugar Bring ruby Port and broken cinnamon sticks to boil in heavy medium saucepan. Reduce heat to medium and simmer mixture 5 minutes. Add dried cranberries to saucepan; simmer until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add fresh cranberries, 3/4 cup water, and sugar; bring to boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer until cranberry sauce thickens and is darker in color and berries collapse, stirring often, about 20 minutes. Transfer sauce to bowl; cool. Discard cin-

Tart Cranberry-Onion Relish Gourmet, November 2006 Makes about 3 1/2 cups This simple yet sophisticated relish has depth and tang that storebought cranberry sauce just can’t match. 1 (12-oz) package fresh or unthawed frozen cranberries 1 (3/4-lb) sweet onion, chopped (2 cups) 1 (12-oz) jar red-currant jelly 1/4 cup cider vinegar 2 to 4 tablespoons sugar (to taste) Stir together all ingredients in a 2- to 3-quart heavy saucepan, then bring to a boil, covered. Remove lid and reduce heat, then simmer until cranberries have burst, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and cool, uncovered. Chill, covered, at least 8 hours for flavors to meld. Serve at room temperature. Cooks’ note: Relish can be chilled up to 1 week. Apple-Orange Cranberry Sauce Makes 4 cups “A Williams-Sonoma favorite!! A little bit of extra work, but very yummy!” 1/2 orange

2 cups water 1 tart apple (such as Granny Smith, Pippin or McIntosh) 3 cups fresh cranberries 1 1/4 cups sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves Squeeze the juice from the orange and set the juice aside. Remove and discard the membrane from inside the orange rind and cut the rind into small dice. In a small saucepan over high heat, combine the rind and the water and bring to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes, then drain and set aside. Peel, core and quarter the apple. Cut into 1/2-inch dice and place in a saucepan. Sort the cranberries, discarding any soft ones. Add to the apples along with the orange juice, orange rind, sugar, cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to low and cover the pan partially. Simmer gently, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens, the apple is tender and the cranberries have burst, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the cranberry sauce to a heatproof bowl and let cool for 1 hour before serving. Or cover and refrigerate; bring to room temperature before serving. Transfer the cranberry sauce to a sauce boat and pass at the table.

Choral Society celebrates 25 years The Southern Delaware Choral Society will observe its 25th year as one of the premier arts organizations in the state. Founded in the mid-1980’s by an ad hoc group of singers intent upon bringing a Messiah singalong to Sussex County, a small group of dedicated volunteers has evolved into an 80-voice choir that performs throughout southern Delaware and beyond. Under Conductor John Ranney, a founding member of the organization, SDCS has expanded its programming from a purely classical repertoire to one that includes the Broadway, patriotic, folk and gospel genres. An increasingly important part of the group’s mission is its educational outreach, aimed at high school and college singers. For 10 years, the SDCS has sponsored a student scholarship program aimed at involving and training talented area high school students in choral singing. In the past year it has begun a partnership with Delaware Technical and Community College that offers students and staff the opportunity to train and perform with Del Notes, a campus choral group also under the direction of Conductor Ranney. In honor of this banner year, the SDCS will establish an en-

dowment fund. Monies from this investment will be dedicated to continuing the student outreach initiative and guaranteeing the perpetuation of the art of choral music in southern Delaware for years to come. To jump start the endowment, a high-end raffle will be conducted at each of the concert venues throughout the season, with the drawing to be held following the spring concert on April 9, 2011, in Rehoboth Beach. Area supporters have contributed gift certificates to restaurants, shops, salons, performances and sports venues. For a full listing of raffle items and to preview the season, visit  Further recognition has been accorded the Society by the State of Delaware and the Sussex County Council, both of which have issued proclamations recognizing the Choral Society in this, its banner year.  The public is invited to join the celebration by attending either of the two Christmas concerts, participating in the sing-along portions, and taking a chance at the raffle tables. Tickets for the Dec. 11 and 12 concerts are available at Browseabout Books in Rehoboth, Puzzles in Lewes, from members, or by calling 645-2013.

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Indoor plumbing meant a life of luxury for the Windsors As I come into my house each day I pass the wooden outhouse ony indsor that my friend Ronnie Elliott built for me. It was a gift from him in honor of my many columns that pay ...instead of watching Ed tribute to this remnant of my childSullivan and Bonanza that hood. Built from wood that was once first Sunday night, we all part of Fred “Junior” Smith’s porch in Blades, the outhouse is strikingly stood in a semi-circle and authentic. It reminds me of not watched the toilet flush. just what it was like to have only outdoor restroom facilities, but also tub. They were a matching set. The white what it was like to finally experiporcelain was so shiny it hurt my eyes. ence indoor plumbing. It was beautiful. It was the closest thing For the first time in 10 years I would not be bathed inside the kitchen sink or out on to Heaven that my young eyes had ever the back porch in a big round bucket. Both gazed upon. It was white, shiny and cool to the touch. At 10 years of age, I truly felt of which were done in full view of the neighbors and anybody who happened to that my family had finally made it to the be visiting my parents or grandmother. top. Today anything but an indoor toilet There I stood with my father, mother, two brothers and grandmother in total awe. would be unthinkable. However, the idea that I would finally be able to sit on a toiIt was like the President’s Inauguration let that had a seat was more than I could and Queen’s Coronation all wrapped into handle. If I am not mistaken, I think my one. family was so taken by the new indoor Shivers ran up and down my spine and bathroom that instead of watching Ed Sulmy hair stood on end as Dad pulled the livan and Bonanza that first Sunday night, shiny silver lever and, for the first time in we all stood in a semi-circle and watched the Windsor family’s history, a commode the toilet flush. flushed. I am not sure if we got used to it right To many I am sure it seems like a trivial event, but to me and my family having a away, or perhaps we kept a hornet’s nest, a horde of flies and several spiders sometoilet that sat inside the house was monuwhere in the bathroom just to make us feel mental. And as if that was not enough, at home for those first few weeks. sitting right next to it was an indoor wash



Train display opens November 26 at the Seaford Library A 2010 holiday exhibit of model trains from present day back to the 1920s will be open in the Webb Room at the Seaford museum on Friday, Nov. 26, and remain there through Saturday, Jan. 8. Big G gauge trains, really little N gauge trains and in between, O, HO, OO and standard gauges will all be on display. 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 have a running train to ad to the pleasure. The Seaford Museum is open Thursdays through 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.

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The bathtub was the equivalent of a swimming pool to us young’uns. When I was about three or four-years-old I suppose the outside #10 wash tub was pretty nice. However, the older I got the smaller the tub became. By the time I was 10, it was all I could do to keep my legs and knees inside the tub. I had to become a contortionist to take a bath. I think I said before that out of us three kids, I was always the last to get in the wash tub. Mom had to heat the bath water on the stove in the kitchen and walk it out pot by pot to fill the tub. There was no way she was going to even consider drawing more than one wash tub filled with water. She even threw our dirty clothes in with us and did the laundry while we took our bath. She was a pioneer in the water conservation effort. So, one by one we got into the water. When my youngest brother got in you could see the bottom of the tub. By the time my older brother had gotten in and out of the bath water it was a milky gray and there was enough sand on the bottom of the tub to raise crawdads. I recall soaking in the tub feeling like I was sitting on sandpaper. The new indoor tub had its own running water. We could actually get fresh water for each bath. It was the first time I could remember being able to dunk my head underwater without having to recall with horror that my brothers had been in the tub just minutes earlier.

It seems funny now, but indoor plumbing was a major event in our household. It marked the first time that we had running hot water in the house and brought about the end of the traditional toting of the slop jar from upstairs outside to the outhouse. In my young mind I was sure there was no way life could get any better. I figured that if we could get an indoor commode and wash tub, the sky was the limit. Before you knew it I felt confident about dreaming that it would actually be possible for the Windsors to enjoy such luxurious amenities as air conditioning and cable television. Yes, at 10 years of age I realized that we had truly arrived!

Cain wins scholarship

The American Legion National Committee on Education recently selected 10 students for the 2010 Samsung American Legion Scholarship. One of those 10 students was Seaford High Schools’ Molly Cain. The scholarship is available to high school juniors who participate in and complete the Boys State or Girls State program and who are direct descendants of wartime veterans eligible for American Legion membership. Recipients use their scholarships to help with undergraduate studies. Cain was chosen based on her school and community activities, academic record and financial need.



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Veterans from all branches of the armed services were honored during Seaford’s Veteran’s Day services, held Nov. 11 in Kiwanis Park. Pictured are veterans from between the years 1939 to 1949.

- Est. 1935 Army Major Wendy Sammons-Jackson made time after addressing attendees of Seaford’s Veteran’s Day celebration to speak personally with veterans. Major Sammons spoke to the large crowd gathered during the services in Kiwanis Park. Major Sammons is stationed at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md., and works for the Army as a bio-defense research microbiologist.


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Letters to the Editor

Seaford Christmas Parade 2010

The Seaford Christmas Parade is right around the corner! We are excited about all of the people and groups that have signed up to be in the parade. If you have not sent in your entry form, be sure to send it in as soon as you can.  You can go to www. to sign up online. You can also pick up entry forms at Seaford City Hall, as well as Fantasy Beauty Salon on High Street. There are quite a variety of entries that have been received. Several school bands have already signed up to be in the parade. We pay the school bands to help offset their costs, so we can always use donations. You may drop off parade donations to City Hall, Fantasy Beauty Salon; Dick’s Barber Shop, or Seaford Harley Davidson. Checks can be made payable to “Downtown Seaford Association.” The theme for the parade is “Christmas Around the World.” The parade takes place on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. Just to play it safe, we have a rain date. Please note that this year the rain date is also at night. The rain date is Sunday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. It’s not too late to sign up for the parade. One of Santa’s helpers has told us that Santa is excited, and can’t wait until parade day. See you at the parade!   Frank Raskauskas


A wonderful documentary

My father and I watched Vanishing Voices at Laurel Wesleyan on Nov. 13. What a wonderful documentary! We enjoyed it so much. My grandfather was drafted near the end of World War II, and was stationed in New Jersey processing returning vets. I don’t remember him talking about it very much. Thank you! Everyone in Delaware should see this film, particularly the kids. It is a wonderful representation of our greatest generation.   Kelly Knowles Griffith


Lack of help hurts party, candidates

I watched with great interest the election process and results from this year’s election. It was clear to me that the Republican party of Delaware has clear moderate or left leanings in their politics. They did not win, so they pouted and took their toys and were silent. The Republican chosen ones were Mike Castle for Senate and Michelle Rollins for Representative, both not conservative minded. When the results of the primary

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came in and their chosen people were defeated, it was not met by any type of celebration. In fact, I believe the party, despite some small talk about support for the winners, failed to materialize with 100% endorsements or work for O’Donnell and Urquhart. This even extended to the treasurer’s race where Colin Bonini, a conservative, failed to receive 100% endorsements from the “leaders” of the party. All three candidates lost. This lack of effort from the top leaves those who do the work at the polls, feeling disowned; like, what are we doing this for? It also leaves the candidates to work alone without the full resources of the party and shows a lack of unity within the party. It is time we took the Republican party back from those elites who think it is their party to own like some toy. Without standing for anything, we have fallen for an unwholesome and different direction for our country and state. Shame on them! They need to be voted out as well. John Poe Bridgeville

We like sheep have gone astray

First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” This amendment, the first, was to assure the people there would be no state religion as in England where they left to worship freely here in America. How did we ever descend to what we have now? One step at a time. I remember reading some years ago of a Supreme Court Justice named Hugo Black who was put on the Supreme Court as a favor from Roosevelt for his support of the “new deal.” He called himself the “Clay County Hillbilly.” He came up with

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the term “Separation of Church and State.” How the church bought it, I’ll never know. Over time it has been stretched and distorted to where it is meaningless as originated. Our schools and many others make decisions that have no relation to the first amendment as written. This is where apathy and indifference puts us. And the A.C.L.U. thrives. Stand up for your rights. George A. Quillen


This is a letter to show appreciation to teachers, support professionals, and substitute educators. November 15-19 marks the 89th annual observance of American Education Week by the American Legion Auxiliary, a time for saluting our public schools and the relationships between all school employees, students and parents. Today’s teachers do more than teach basic skills. They nurture and inspire children despite obstacles. They help students learn essential skills not always measured in testing, such as critical thinking, conflict resolution, cooperation, and problem solving, which help students throughout life. November 18 marks the observance of Education Support Professionals Day, a time for saluting our public school education support professionals (ESPs) and the contribution they make to education. The ESPs of today serve as positive role models as well as helping in many other capacities. November 19 marks the observance of Substitute Educators Day. These employees are called in to temporarily replace a regularly employed teacher or education support professional. Substitute work is not without challenges and substitute educators rise to those challenges. A simple “thank you” for these hard working professionals would be welcomed and greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading this letter.

their support and hospitality. Also, we want to thank our keynote speaker Arthur Doakes, for delivering a spiritually uplifting message that resonated with our passion to become accomplished Christian writers. Our workshop facilitators, Candy Abbott, Michael Blaine, Travis Brown, Kiana Hinton, Karen Whiting, Linda Windsor and Tony Windsor, did an outstanding job as well. We also want to thank our many supporters and sponsors who invested their time, talents, monetary donations and inkind contributions toward this endeavor: Applebee’s of Seaford, Pastor Helena Bailey, Helen Bollinger and the Crossroad Community Church Hospitality Committee, Michelle Brown, Wilma & Elton Caraway, Angela Cornish, Jeff Dukes, Martina Dupont, Highest Praise Productions, Pastor ViCurtis Little, Maranatha Holistic Gospel Fellowship, One Fine Design, P.J. Pressley, Sr. Stanford B. & Vanessa Ricks, Seaford Library and Cultural Center, Furman Sessoms, Melissa Smith, Susan McNeil and Success Won’t, the United Deliverance Bible Center and Ida Warren. Also, we thank our conferees for their attendance and support which was vital in helping to make our conference a phenomenal success. Betty L. Ricks-Jarman Joyce Sessoms

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Senator Carper welcomes Perdue

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) issued the following statement in response to the announcement that Perdue AgriBusiness, a subsidiary of Perdue Incorporated, will relocate its corporate headquarters and trading operations center to Seaford, Delaware:   “The Markell administration’s announcement today is wonderful news for Delaware and for Sussex County,” said Sen. Carper.  “We have a long-standing relationship with Perdue through their current facilities and many growers in Delaware, and are pleased they have chosen to move their AgriBusiness headquarters to Seaford. They will be in great company in Sussex County, joining Allen Family Foods and Mountaire Farms. Their move will bring jobs to Sussex County and help continue to strengthen Delaware’s agriculture community. We are happy to officially welcome Perdue to our Delaware family.”

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Final Word

Post-election observations

The recent election was the most decisive transfer of power in the House of Representatives in the past 70 years. The Republicans gained at least 60 seats in the House of Representatives and six senators. Republicans managed to avoid another two years facing a filibuster-proof Democratic majority. Delaware proved to be the true blue state that many expected. Both Christine O’Donnell and Glen Urquhart lost badly; however, Ann Coulter observed that Republican victors should send thank you notes to Christine and Sharron Angle, who lost to Harry Reid. They absorbed the smear tactics of the left, leaving many other Republicans untouched and victorious. In the House where the Democrats took a drubbing, Republicans swept the upper Midwest and South, and made significant gains elsewhere. Just before the election, Obama proclaimed that Nancy Pelosi was one of the greatest Speakers of the House in history. The president believes that she ranks right up there with Sam Rayburn and Tip O’Neill, who were known for achieving bipartisanship. She has nothing in common with the 19th century giant, Henry Clay, “The Great Compromiser.” Apparently, the president slept through his American History classes. The future looks bright for the Republican Party if they take the voters seriously and listen to them. However, it will not be easy. Entrenched politicians and Washington politics may get in the way. Former Republican Majority Leader Trent Lott was quoted in an interview with the Washington Post last July: “As soon as the Tea Party candidates get here, we need to co-opt them.” He suggested that newly elected members of Congress not bring their staff. Washington insiders would staff their offices with “people who knew their way around,” which translates to more of the same. Senator Lott, you missed the point. Voters will not allow our new congressmen to be co-opted by the likes of you. This is not about power. It is about individual freedom and principles. If the new class performs like the old ones, they, too, will be replaced. The two years leading up to the election of 2012 will be interesting. Delaware

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Federal Debt as of November 17, 2010 at 11:10 a.m. $13,796,356,632,771 Population of United States 309,496,626 Each citizen’s share of debt $44,577 The average citizen’s share of debt decreased $202 the past seven days. The debt increased by more than $64 billion and the population increased by 42,480. Source:

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578898 New Listing! 3 BR, 2 BA home with horse stable and race track! Call for showing. $199,000

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574416 2 BR, 1 BA. Ready to move in! Call for showing! Reduced to $110,000

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581519 New listing in Laurel DE. Delightful 3BR 2 BA home in quiet country setting. 2 car garage. 1 acre of land. Features above ground pool. Call Broker for details. $262,000.

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Brand New Homes on 1/2 Acre Lot. $139,000

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574225 4 BR, 4BA Rancher on .37 acres. 3,228 SF with formal dining room, hardwood floors and eat-in kitchen. Appointment only. Please call for showing. $269,900

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Route 13, Laurel, DE 570941 Beautiful 1,757 Sf, 3 BR, 2 BA home with Great Rm, Formal DR, eat-in kit. w/B’fast Bar, Gas Fp, Vaulted Ceilings, Corian counters,and so much more. Call For Showing. $229,100

558552 Colonial Home In Laurel has it all. 6 BR, 3 1⁄2 BA. In-Law Suite, Decks, Walk-In Closets, Vaulted Ceilings and more. Located on 3.1 rolling acres adjacent to Tussock Pond. Appointment only. Please call for showing. $450,000

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500 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Ph: 302-629-4514 Fax: 302-536-6259

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Wonderful location just outside of town limits of Laurel. This property offers plenty of room with over an acre for all of your hobbies. Upgrades include newer metal roof and furnace. Great basement space has been finished. Lots of Potential! $119,900 (#582463) Call Tina Moore (302) 381-9882 (C)

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Bright & airy doublewide m/h on a leased lot in a small park. A wellkept home w/custom hardwood floors, tile floors in KIT & BAs, granite countertops in BAs, FR w/ FP, & upgrades galore! $5,000 Seller Assistance! Only $75,000 (#582230) Call Leona Dorsch (302) 381-6222 (C)

22128 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Ph: 628-8500 Fax: 302-536-6280

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Beautiful double wide situated on one acre is beautifully maintained and has had many updates. Gazebo, 4 car carport, detached 2-car garage, storage building & much more. $144,900 (#582507) Call Phyllis Parker (302) 7451154 (C)

Priced to sell! Good investment property or starter home. 3BR, 1 BA in town location with nice backyard. $95,900 (#582523) Call Connie Covey (302) 745-8177 (C)

4-BR, 2.5-BA ranch w/large, bright rooms & tons of storage. FR w/fp, kit. w/DA plus formal DR, private MBR w/ dressing area, 2-car att. garage plus 1-car det. garage. Huge full basement. Lovely area near Milford in Kent Co. At $239,900, the seller will pay $4,000 toward buyer’s closing costs! (#582714) Call Leona Dorsch (302) 381-6222 (c)

Bike, walk, drive or trolly to the beach from this conveniently located 2-BR, 2-BA condo in the Villas of Bethany West. Amenities include a pool plus baby pool, tennis courts & playground. Numerous updates! $287,900 (#582006) Call Dee Cross (302) 381-7408 (c) (agent related to owner)

Well-maintained poultry farm – turn-key operation with 2 chicken houses on approx. 9.68 acres near Laurel. Includes generator, 3 wells, & much more! $599,900 (#582406) Call Leona Dorsch (302) 3816222 (C)

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4-BR, 2-BA farmhouse w/outbuildings has been gutted and is ready for rehab! Windows, insulation & some other building supplies are included for only $80,000. Located on almost an acre in an area of nice homes near Seaford. (#582044) Call Leona Dorsch (302) 381-6222 (C)

Lovely 3-BR, 2-BA ranch in Fleetwood Pond II. This 5-year-old one-owner home offers an open floorplan w/vaulted Great Room, spacious KIT w/recessed lighting, unique formal DR, apx. 1.2 acre lot w/large irrigated lawn, & more! $229,900 (#575169) Call Connie Covey (302) 745-8177 (C)

RIVERFRONT! Rare opportunity to acquire this spacious ranch in Snug Harbor. Apx. 1.02 acre site with replaced bulk heading & rip-rap. Priced to sell at $325,000 (#564472) Call Steve Huston 302745-2603 (C)

Ready to downsize? Cozy cottage in a quiet Seaford neighborhood. Custom renovations blend charm & traditional style. All stainless steel, gourmet kit featuring Viking range & corian countertops. Hardwood & ceramic tile floors, recessed lighting, central air, professional landscaping, & much more! $149,900 (C) (Licensed agent/owner) (#573889)

3BR ranch situated just outside Laurel’s town limits & ready for a new owner. HW floors, appliances, C/A, oversized 2-car det garage & fenced-in backyard. $145,000 (#572941) Call Eileen Craft 302236-1651 (C)



Priced to sell! Great starter home on nice in-town corner lot. Features 3 BR, large family room, kitchendining combo (#579056) $129,900 Call Connie Covey (302) 7458177 (C)

Clinker Brick Ranch with att. carport, plus full pt. finished basement w/ FR, 4th BR & bath, & storage area. Extras include fireplace & appliances for $149,900 (#575797) Call Steve Huston (302) 745-2603 (C)

OPEN HOUSE - NOV. 21 Custombuilt 3-BR, 2-BA home w/nice FR & double att. garage in quiet Seaford neighborhood. Large beautifully landscaped lot in Bryan Park. Separate workshop (or extra 1-car garage). $279,900 (#579698) Call Rick Stewart at 302-841-7996 (C)

Just move into this 4-BR, 3.5BA contemporary home and enjoy the sought-after Rivers End development on a corner lot w/ landscaping & irrigation. Finished bonus room over garage & extras! $386,900 (#579344) Call Dee Cross (302) 381-7408 (C)

Affordable Waterfront – Fishing, boating, etc., right in your back yard! This 3BR, 2BA home w/ lovely sunroom borders Records Pond in Laurel. Appliances & stg. shed included. Only $129,900 (#556585) Call Eileen Craft at 302-236-1651 (C)

Lovely 3-BR, 2-BA home on an acre w/road frontage on 2 country roads! Only 5 years old, large rooms, equipped kit., formal DR, sep. utility, inviting front porch w/ fieldstone, 2-car att. garage, & more! $249,900 (#580785) Call Eileen Craft (302) 236-1651 (C)

Excellent location, town facilities, hardwood floors, updated mechanical systems, hot water baseboard heat, 3 BRs, 2 BAs, den and much more! $180,000 (#574887) Call Phyllis Parker (302) 745-1154 (C)

Upgrades Galore in this lovely 3-BR, 2-BA home in Governor’s Grant near Seaford. Top-of-theline appliances, tile entry, beautiful screened porch, double-car garage & other features! $259,000 (#575994) Call Phyllis Parker 302-745-1154 (C)

Restricted Acre Lot w/Installed septic. Natural wooded setting in White Owl Landing near Bethel. Stick built homes w/ 1,600 square feet or larger. $99,900 (#576811) Call Dee Cross 302-381-7408 (C)

WATERFRONT lot on Horsey’s Pond in Laurel. Well located near schools & shopping, just outside town limits. Site Evaluation shows gravity fed cap ‘n fill septic. Great Buy at $119,500 (#579880) Call Mona Wright (302) 228-5412 (C)

Pick your 3/4 acre building lot from several available in this restricted community near Seaford. “Country Acres” will accommodate stickbuilt homes, modulars, & some doublewides. Site work is complete, so start building soon! Prices start at $60,900 (#568178) Call Rick Stewart at 302-841-7996 (C)

READY FOR BUILDING Cleared .97 acre lot w/ capping fill gravity septic system evaluation. Great rural location close to Bethel. $79,900 MLS# 579435 Call Dee Cross (302) 381-7408 (C)

Three restricted estate lots in this new subdivision west of Seaford on Rt. 20. Great country location, yet covenient to town. Lot 1 is 2.64 acres for $115,000. Lot 2 is 2.53 acres for $110,000. Lot 3 is 5 acres for $145,000 (MLS 551544, 551546, 551548) Call Steve Huston 302-745-2603 (C) (agent related to owner)

4 Unit commercial building with apx. 3,200 total sq. ft. and over 3/4 acre parcel with central Stein Hwy. location in Seaford. Owner financing available! (#576168) Call Steve Huston (302) 745-2603 (C)

Location, Location, Location! Lovely brick ranch in Old Church Landing near Laurel. 3 BRs, 2 BAs, sunroom, 2-car att. garage, & 22’x22’ det. garage & shop. Extras include fireplace & more for $239,000 (#581176) Call Mona Wright (302) 228-5412 (C)

Beautiful 7-yr-old one-owner home on a wooded lot near Laurel, offers 3 BRs, 2 BAs, Great Rm, 3-season room, garage, & stone FP. From the deck there’s a lovely view of Horsey Pond in Hollywoods Park. $237,900 (#573527) Call Phyllis Parker (302) 745-1154 (C)

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