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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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Beverly R. Buchanan

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Thank you for your support

We wish to thank everyone for their support, efforts and prayers that went into making the 2nd annual Vine & Vessels 2010 Christian Writer’s Conference a tremendous success. It was a concerted effort, from start to finish, and whatever role you played, it was deeply appreciated. We extend special thanks to Senior Pastor Rick Betts, the host pastor and the Crossroad Community Church family for

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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