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Laurel’s 2006 Christmas parade will be Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. (rain date is Saturday, Dec. 9). The theme is “An Old Town Christmas.” Applications must be mailed to Steve Brittingham, 120 Tracy Circle, Laurel, 19956, or faxed to the chamber, 875-4660, by Dec. 1. Motorized entries will be charged a $10 entry fee. This fee does not apply to civic clubs or church entries. Applications may be picked up at town hall or the chamber office. For details, call the chamber, 875-9319. TOWER APPROVAL CLOSER - State office says that Woodland would not suffer with cell phone tower. Page 16 FOOTBALL FINALE - The Delmar varsity football team’s season comes to a close with a loss to Caravel in the state semifinals. The Wildcats went 10-0 in the regular season. Game story on Page 41, year in review on page 44. HOOPS TIME - The high school winter sports season begins this Friday. Previews start on page 41.

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By Lynn R. Parks Catherine Camper did not finish high school. Her father was a laborer and her mother was a seasonal worker, doing whatever job she could find. And after Catherine finished the 10th grade at Frederick Douglass School, Seaford, she had to drop out of school to help take care of her younger siblings. “But I still had a desire to learn,” she said. “I would read the dictionary, the Sears and Roebuck catalog, anything that I could get my hands on. I learned about words just by reading those things. And I made up my mind that I was going to go forward.” In 1978, at the age of 36, Camper founded a church, the United Deliverance Bible Center. Today, she is bishop of that church and oversees the Victory Fellowship Crusade, an umbrella organization of eight churches, including her Bible center. About 500 people attend the eight churches. “God carried her from an ordinary country girl to a bishop,” said Joyce Sessoms, a member of the United Deliverance Bible Center. “This is a person who was one of 12 children born in a small town, and God elevated her to a position of greatness. And she is great — she’s got great written all over her.” It is the story of that journey, from farm girl to bishop, that is the focus of Camper’s soon-to-be-released book, “As God Would Have It.” In the works for three and a half years, the book is being published by Fruitbearer Publishing and is expected to be available in area bookstores in mid-January. “The book is an inspiring testimonial,” said Sessoms, Camper’s editor. “It is very motivating.” Camper, 74, said that she was inspired to write her story because she wanted people to understand what she went through to get her church going. “I wanted to leave my story behind, so my children, grandchildren and friends can remember what we went through to get what God has blessed us with,” she said. “I want people to know that I passed this way. I want them to know that I did some good in

Bishop Catherine Camper, right, has just completed her autobiography. Joyce Sessoms, left, is a member of Camper’s church as well as her editor. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

this life.” She also believes that her book will give others hope. “I want people to know that anything is possible,” she said. “It doesn’t matter how you start; you can start out with nothing and still have the potential to be successful.” And being successful doesn’t mean accumulating wealth. “I don’t define success with riches,” she said. “My life is a success because I know I’ve helped so many people. I have shown them the right way to live, shown them that there’s a better way. That’s what makes me feel like I have done what I was put on earth to do.” Camper grew up on a farm just west of Seaford. After she dropped out of school, her cousin, William Palmer, who was able to continue in school, taught her the lessons he had been taught. “I got the learning, but I didn’t get the grades or the degree,” she said. (Palmer went on to be a professor at Delaware State University, from which he is retired.) In 1977, Camper decided that she

was going to start a church. “I knew that the Lord had implanted in me a desire to teach the Bible,” she said. “And I knew that Laurel was the place. I saw a good chance there to fulfill my calling.” Camper started her church in a small house on Webb Avenue, near Paul Laurence Dunbar School. Three months later, she moved it into the former site of the Horseshoe Inn, a bar on Seventh Street. The city had shut the bar down several years earlier. “That was a very destructive place,” Camper said. “I know three people who got killed in there, and another man who lost his legs. I used to pray for God to find a way to shut that place down. Then a few years later, we moved in.” Since then, Camper has obtained several degrees from Bible schools. She has a bachelor’s degree in theology from Living Water Bible College, which was in Laurel, and master’s degrees in theology from the Spirit and Continued on page 4



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Events planned throughout the county to mark World AIDS Day Laurel will host ceremony in the Downtown Park and along Broad Creek The 18th World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 will raise global awareness about the disease and the virus that causes it. In Delaware, World AIDS Day events will offer counseling and free confidential testing for HIV. Some agencies plan candlelight remembrances and other activities. According to Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH), 1,946 people are living with AIDS statewide, with another 1,127 who are living with HIV. The first AIDS case was reported to DPH in 1981 with the number of cases peaking in 1994 at 300. DPH recommends that all adult Delawareans be tested for HIV, especially those who had unprotected sexual contact, multiple or anonymous sex partners, or sexual contact with anyone suspected or known to have HIV or AIDS. Adults should also be tested who shared drug, tattoo or ear-piercing needles and who have had sexual contact with a prostitute. Symptoms may not accompany HIV. "The only way to know for sure whether you are infected with HIV is to be tested," said Dr. Jaime Rivera, DPH director. “If you test positive, you can be treated to prevent HIV from progressing to AIDS.” To prevent HIV, DPH recommends practicing safer sex, including wearing spermicidal condoms, and not sharing needles or engaging in other risky behaviors. State-approved testing facilities offer both blood and saliva testing for HIV, and a blood test for AIDS. Call the Delaware Helpline at 1800-464-4357 for locations and types of tests offered. The following World AIDS Day events are planned for Dec. 1 in Sussex County: • Candlelight World AIDS Day walk. The walk begins at Rehoboth Beach Grandstand, on Rehoboth Avenue near the boardwalk. A program will follow the walk at Epworth United Methodist Church, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach. The walk will begin at 6:15 p.m. For information, call Camp Rehoboth at (302) 2275620 or the Sussex County AIDS Council at (302) 644-1090. • Sussex World AIDS Day observance. The program will be held in the Laurel Downtown Park, Laurel. A candlelight walk will follow, culminating in flower toss into Broad Creek. Refreshments will be served at Centenary United Methodist Church, 200 W. Market Street, Laurel. The event will begin at 6 p.m. For additional information, call the Sussex County AIDS Council at (302) 644-1090. • A World AIDS Day booth, distributing brochures and red ribbon pins, will be set up in the lobby of the Georgetown State Service Center, 546 S. Bedford St., Georgetown, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For additional information, call the Delaware Division of Public Health, (302) 8565246.



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FIRE POSTER AND ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS - On Sun., Nov. 19, the Laurel Fire Department honored the winners of its 2006 Fire Prevention Poster and Essay Contest. Master of ceremonies was Ron Marvel, first vice president of the Sussex County Firemen’s Association. Speakers were Laurel Fire Department Vice President Bill Hearn and Deputy Chief Jeff Hill. Winners received plaques and Wal-Mart gift cards. Above, the winners display their plaques as Sparky the Firedog looks on.

Even in grocery store, Camper asked for counsel Continued from page 1

Life Bible College, Elkton, Md., and Logos Christian College, Jacksonville, Fla. She also has a doctorate in divinity from Logos Christian and is a certified counselor. Camper said that her church, which has a weekly attendance of about 200, focuses on outreach, offering food and clothing to those in need. “People don’t want to have anything to do with a church that keeps everything to itself,” she said. “But if you give people something, then you can talk to them about Jesus.” The church also focuses on what Camper calls the “in-depth teaching of salvation.” “I feel that people need to be doing more than just attending a church or putting their name on the roles,” she said. “I want them to be aware of how Jesus can change their lives.” Now, Camper is partially retired. Ministerial duties at her church are handled by her daughter, Carla Wongus, and Carla’s husband, Keith. But Camper still does counseling and oversees the Victory Fellowship Crusade. Churches that are part of that crusade, in addition to the United Deliverance Bible Center, are: Powerhouse Church, Newark, the Storm Shelter, Laurel, Emmanuel’s House, Millsboro, New Life Family Ministry,

For your information: Orders for “As God Would Have It” by Catherine Camper are now being accepted. The book is expected to be delivered in mid-January. Cost for each book is $24.99. For information, call Camper, 875-3263, or Joyce Sessoms, 875-1650 or 382-9904. Millsboro, Restoration Worship Center, Georgetown, Faith Worship Center, Forestville, Md., and New Coverdale Outreach Mission, Coverdale Crossroads. Sessoms said that Camper commands respect from everyone in the community. She is also willing to help anyone who asks. “Someone who is at the end of their rope, who just needs someone to listen to them or hold them until they cry, can call her or knock on her door, and she will answer. She goes to the grocery store and she ends up counseling instead of doing her grocery shopping.” Camper praised the congregation of her church, who, she said, takes good care of her. “I don’t want for anything,” she said. “They bought this house and as long as I am living, this is my house. They did that, because of all that I have done for the church.” “You know we can’t pay you for everything you’ve done,” Sessoms told her. “We don’t have that kind of money.”


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Delmar commissioners worried about impact of Blackwater development By Mike McClure

‘The minute you read [the The Delmar Joint Council discussed the impact of the Blackwater Creek development on the town during its meeting on Monday, Nov. 27. The council also voted to approve an annexation request by the Delmar Diner. Town manager Sara BynumKing asked members of the joint council for their comments on an impact study commissioned by the developers of the proposed Blackwater Creek golf course community on Blackwater. The project is planned for 708 acres at the intersection of Delaware 54 and county routes 504 and 512, about 3 miles west of town. It would have 1,179 single-family homes, townhouses and condominiums. Developers are Ocean Atlantic, Rehoboth Beach, and the David Horsey family, Laurel. Commissioner Carl Anderton Jr. said that the report’s traffic study doesn’t add up. Two vehicles per house would mean about 2,200 vehicles, he said. The study projects an impact of only 100 vehicles in certain areas. “It just doesn’t add up to me,” Anderton said. “You read it and it’s unbelievable,” said councilwoman Diane Buckley. “The minute you read it you know it’s not fact. It just tells me that Sussex Planning and Zoning didn’t read it.” The Sussex County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended that the development be approved. The final approval rests with the Sussex County Council. Buckley and the other joint council members agreed that if Blackwater becomes a reality, the developers should compensate the town for its impact on the police and fire departments, Delmar schools, and other town services. “They need to share on the impact on what they’re going to do to this town,” councilwoman Mary Lee Pase said. Bynum-King will send a letter to the Sussex County Council requesting permission for a town representative to address the issue at a future county council meeting.

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report] you know it’s not fact. It just tells me that Sussex Planning and Zoning didn’t read it.’ Diane Buckley Delmar councilwoman

letter from Wicomico County stating that the county is in favor of the proposed annexation of the Delmar Diner into Delmar (Md.). The Delmar Commission voted 4-0 in favor of annexing the property into town. Also Monday night, the joint council voted to approve the town’s zoning ordinance with some proposed changes. Bynum-King reported that the town received $500,000 from the Delaware Department of Transportation for street repairs in town. The town will use the money for paving on Jewell Street (from 7th Street to 8th Street) in Delmar (Del.). Buckley reported that the Delmar Chamber of Commerce will not hold its traditional Carnival of Lights celebration in State Street Park this year. She attributed the decision to vandalism in the park and a lack of electrical outlets. As a result, there will be no Christmas lights in the park or the rest of the town. Buckley said the chamber is looking at hanging seasonal banners in the future instead of lights because lights require continuous repair. She added that the chamber is looking at putting banners up and down several streets rather than just on State Street and in park. It may also hold a contest to encourage residents to decorate their houses. “We just need to come up with something better,” Buckley said. The Delmar Christmas parade, which is also sponsored by the Delmar Chamber, will take place this Saturday at 2 p.m. with a rain date of Sunday (also at 2 p.m.). The next Delmar Joint Council meeting will take place on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at town hall.

Santa to be in town The Delmar Fire Department will be sponsoring visits by Santa Claus to Delmar again this year. The visits will begin on Saturday, Dec. 2, when Santa will be in his house at the fire department following the Christmas parade.

Following that, Santa will be in his house on Mondays, Dec. 4, 11 and 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. In addition, Santa will hold special visiting hours during “Lunch With Santa” on Saturday, Dec. 16, from noon to 2 p.m.

GO TEAM! The Delmar varsity cheerleading team cheers for the Wildcats during the state semifinal football game last Saturday night at Caravel High School. See page 41 for a story about the game. Photo by Mike McClure

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Black Belt World opens in Delmar By Cindy Lyons Taylor The passion of what he does shows in his face. It started with the movie The Karate Kid. Thinking back to when he was 12 years old, he relives it in his mind and recalls the determination, “It got me hooked. I knew within a couple months, that’s what I wanted to do. It was even acknowledged in my high school yearbook. I started training in 1984.” Today, as a martial artist, he is among the best. Master Eric Thompson, martial arts instructor and owner of Black Belt World, located in Delmar, has trained with some of the biggest names in the world—the Jackie Chan Stunt Team, Olympic Medallists, and Master Parks. He gathered all he could learn, took the best, and turned it into his own package … his own personal style, his own brand of training. The Salisbury native served in the Marine Corps from 1989-1996, and after a combat tour of duty, left a decorated veteran. After his discharge from the military he opened Power Kicks, which became one of the largest martial arts centers in the U. S., with several locations on the Delmarva Peninsula. He sold the business and founded Black Belt World. He wanted to go in a different direction keeping the classes small. He says, “I wanted to offer specialized training, not to be the biggest, but the best.” He has created a whole new curriculum—“smaller facilities to give more personal specialized training.” He wants others to get involved, to buy into the program and personally advance and be successful. “ I want my students to be rich and happy, and I will teach them how to do it,” he comments. Thompson is passionate about what he does; so passionate that he has written his own book, titled Black Belt World. The book details his personal philosophy, style, and physical techniques. His goal is to build a better person in his students, for them to pass it on and create a better mankind. He believes in what he does. “I have a very strong martial arts background, with strong physical techniques. I have taken from some of the best public speakers and added it to my program that includes public speaking. My students become certified,” he explains. He includes nutrition and a weight loss clinic as part of his program, called “Action Movie Star” An Independent Agent

class. “Everybody teaches punch and kick. I wanted more—more emphasis on weight issues and public speaking,” Thompson adds. Master Eric, as he is known among his students and recognized for his signature trademark symbol—the sidekick— opened Black Belt World November 20. Black Belt World offers classes for kids, adults, families, home-schooled kids, day-care centers, and kick-boxing/ mixed martial arts. For students in the Delmar and Laurel School District, he provides free transportation for after-school martial arts classes. His focus is on classes for families. One client who signed up as a student, decided he wanted to bring his entire family, including his wife and seven children, ranging in age from 5-16 years old. Jeff Smith of Delmar told Thompson there wasn’t much offered for an entire family to do, but this was something “the whole family could do together,” and related he could “feel how it will make my family closer.” Thompson’s own children have adopted their father’s love for martial arts. His daughter is an assistant instructor, and his son, only six years old, is a student. What he enjoys most in his career is “teaching,” he says. He feels he is “passing on a trade to his students that they can use to make a better life for themselves.” Thompson says, “Nothing in the world is more powerful than martial arts.” He feels that if the world could adopt the philosophy of the martial arts trained mind, then the world would be a better place. “There’d be less need for psychiatrists, doctors and lawyers. There’d be less pain; people feeling they’re too fat. People would be better prepared mentally to work out their problems, instead of turning to lawyers and suing each other. Society would be better off if it applied the principles of martial arts. It would change society. People would be healthier,” Thompson remarks. He refers to the health of people in Japan and South Korea. You can see his philosophy come to life as he instructs a class and captures the attention of young students, leaving an impression that he hopes will change their lives. Black Belt World is located in the new Delmar Commons shopping center in Delmar, 846-3030.



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Education State program helps parents save for kids’ education Delaware’s families who are preparing to send a child to college received some news to be thankful for this holiday season as state treasurer and chairman of the Delaware College Investment Plan Jack Markell announced sweeping enhancements to the Delaware College Investment Plan that will assist families in saving for a child’s education. “Fewer than half of Delaware parents recently surveyed with children age 10 or younger have started a college savings account,” Markell said. “I’m delighted to announce that the Delaware College Investment Plan has added some real enhancements to encourage more Delaware families to open an account to prepare for college education.” The enhanced Delaware College Investment Plan, administered by Fidelity Investments, offers investors: • A wider range of investment options for every type of investor, including new

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Two Seaford women among Read Aloud award winners Read Aloud Delaware hosted its annual recognition luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Rusty Rudder at Ruddertowne in Dewey Beach. Mary Hirschbiel, executive director, joined Ann Gorrin, Sussex County coordinator, to present the annual awards. The Dorothy Traynor Award, intended to recognize the group which shows outstanding support of the organization, was awarded to the Sussex Central High School Library Club. Under the direction of Aida Freidenreich, SCHS media specialist, these students read three days a week to children at the Telamon Early Childhood Program at the Stockley Center. Kim Hoey Stevenson of Milford was

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Laurel band takes adrenaline-powered rock to Hollywood By Tony E. Windsor A local band has put Laurel on the national music map by delivering awardwinning performances that recently took them to Hollywood to play at one of the most popular entertainment venues in the country. The four-man rock band, Halflink, has been rocking clubs in Delaware and Maryland over the past few years, gaining a huge following and a deal for a new CD that band members hope will be released by the end of the year. Last year, Halflink won the regional leg of the World Battle of the Bands, a global music competition that aims to bring the best up and coming bands in the world into the international arena. The competition is currently taking place in eight countries around the world, and more are being added every year. Each of the competing countries throughout various venues hosts heats, semi-finals and regional finals to determine the competitors for the national finals. The winning band from each country is flown to Hong Kong, where it competes in the World Battle of the Bands World Finals in Hong Kong. Halflink has garnered the mid-Atlantic regional title for two years in a row. This year, the band participated in the national Battle of the Band finals in Los Angeles. Last year’s Mid-Atlantic regionals were held in Ocean City and in October the band took top honors at Recher Theatre in Towson, Md. In both cases, Halflink won

out over 13 of the top rock bands throughout the Mid-Atlantic States. Rusty Hastings, the band’s bass player, is keenly aware of how prestigious it is for the band to go head to head with all of the national finalists. “There are 14 bands picked and considered the best in the United States,” he said. “So, for the past two years we have been one of the Top 14 unsigned bands in the country. I think that is something we are all really proud of.” During this year’s U.S. finals of the World Battle of the Bands, the members of Halflink had the honor of playing on the stage at the Key Club, on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, which has also hosted such diverse performers as Dave Navarro, Snoop Doggy Dog and comedian David Chapelle. The excitement of playing at the Key Club was only part of the experience enjoyed by the band members while they were in Los Angeles. They were also given VIP status at the famous Rainbow Bar and Grill, also located on Sunset Strip. Hastings said the band rubbed elbows with such celebrities as Lars Ulrich, of the heavy metal band Metallica,” and members of the band “Cotton Mouth Kings.” “This was just an outstanding experience for us,” he said. “Having the opportunity to hang out on Rodeo Drive, in Beverly Hills and Hollywood is really wild.” Halflink is made up of talent from the Laurel area and nearby Maryland. Along with Hastings members are his cousin, vocalist Jason Bennet, guitarist Josh Ray and

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Health Do not neglect having your vision and hearing tested By Dr. Anthony Policastro In the play "The Miracle Worker" Helen Keller overcame both deafness and blindness. She knew how important hearing and sight were. Many of us take both of those for granted. About six years ago, I wrote about these common skills. I thought it might be time to update that column. Mild forms of hearing loss and vision loss are common. In most cases treatment is available. However, many individuals fail to take advantage of those treatments. There are two common reasons for this. The first one is denial. This is the most frequent reason. When I was in the Air Force, I was required to have an annual physical. In 1990, I went for my physical. I had my vision checked with the machine that they used. When I looked in the machine, I could see the letters very clearly. The problem was that I saw two of each letter. That was not a real problem when the letters were large. For example I could easily see two of every letter in the 20/40 line. However, when the letters became smaller, they were almost on top of each other. I could clearly see two of them, but I could not be sure what they were. I knew that when your vision gets bad, things become blurred. These letters were not

Mild forms of hearing loss and vision loss are common. In most cases treatment is available. However, many individuals fail to take advantage of those treatments. blurred. They were just on top of each other. Therefore, my response was obvious. I told them that their machine must be broken. It obviously was not my eyes since the letters were clear. I just could not read them. In fact it was not the machine. My vision had changed since the last visit. I needed glasses for reading. There was no way to deny what the machine had said. I was in a position where I had to get my eyes checked every year. Most other people have no such requirement. They wait until their vision is a significant problem before they go to get it checked. There is no reason for this.

A similar thing happens with hearing problems. As people age, their hearing frequently gets worse. Often those around them know about the need for hearing assistance long before they do. Hearing testing is not as readily available as vision testing. Therefore, the denial often goes on for many years. There are some things that suggest hearing should be tested. Some people work in noisy environments. They spend years in these environments. These people should have regular hearing tests. They should also wear hearing protection to prevent damage. Others intentional listen to things that are very loud. This may be a car radio. It may be a stereo. Over the years this too can have an effect. One warning sign to look for is something called a threshold shift. This relates to a ringing in the ears that will occur after a period of loud noise. It can last for hours or days after the noise has disappeared. If you are in any of these situations hearing loss is something to consider. The other common problem related to identification of vision and hearing problems is vanity. Some people are self-conscious. They do not want to be seen with glasses on. They do not want to be seen

with bifocals. They do not want to be seen with hearing aids. There is one interesting thing about these individuals. If they do not wear glasses or hearing aids, they are more likely to look foolish when they cannot see or hear something that is obvious to everyone else. For example, going to a restaurant and being unable to read the menu can result in some odd selections. You may misread the menu. You may ask for something that they do not even have on the menu. If you have problems hearing, you may not hear the specials for the evening. You may order something else. Then when the person next to you orders the special, you will make it clear that you did not hear the server when you indicate that you did not see it on the menu. Hearing and vision problems are common. We should not take them for granted. We should not deny that they are present. We should not be upset about glasses or hearing aids. Helen Keller did not have a choice. We do. We should take advantage of that choice and pay attention to our hearing and vision. Dr, Anthony Policastro is medical director at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

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State’s first case of influenza occurs in Sussex infant Delaware's Division of Public Health (DPH) reports that Delaware's first laboratory - confirmed case of influenza for the 2006-2007 flu season is a 6 month old child from Sussex County who received outpatient treatment. The case was confirmed as Type A influenza by the Delaware Public Health Laboratory using a genetic test method. Of

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How to keep unwanted pests out of your house People aren’t the only creatures who prefer the indoors this time of year. Be on the lookout for tiny pests who would like to spend the winter months in your home. A number of insect pests over-winter in Delaware, seeking shelter in or around houses, says Dr. Dewey Caron, University of Delaware Cooperative Extension entomologist. Common insects that can be problematic this time of year include moths, beetles and spiders. Inspect the perimeter of your house for cracks, especially those at or just above ground level, and look for holes around utility cables through which tiny pests can slip unnoticed and seal all openings. In addition to shelter, some invading insects are looking for secure nesting sites. Shrubs that are near your foundation should be kept well-trimmed and mulch should not be in contact with the foundation. Don’t stack firewood against the house and inspect fireplace logs for hitchhiking insects before bringing them inside. This is also the time of year when mice seek warmer shelter and a guaranteed food supply. Agile climbers, mice can scale vertical surfaces, such as trees and brick walls, scamper across pipes and power lines and squeeze through holes no larger than a fourth of an inch in diameter. A sure-fire sign that you have mice is the appearance of dark, grain-sized droppings in cabinets and drawers, said Caron. Hoarded food piles and nests of shredded paper or cloth are further evidence. To keep mice out of your house, seal all possible points of entry. Steel wool stuffed firmly into a small opening makes a good temporary barrier against mice. And limit their potential food sources, advises Caron. Store pet food and bird seed in sealed containers and clean up spills

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Health Bulletins Nanticoke Memorial Hospital welcomes Dr. Cook Nanticoke Memorial Hospital has added another physician to its active medical staff. Dr. Katherine Cook, a Family Practice physician has joined Nanticoke's Georgetown Medical Center, located at 505B W. Market Street, Georgetown. She is currently accepting new patients. Dr. Cook earned her medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and comDr. Cook pleted her residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Pennsylvania where she worked with a diverse group of rural and urban patients. She joins Nanticoke from Bibb Medical Associates in Alabama. Before earning her medical degree, Dr. Cook was a practicing Physical Therapist for six years. Nanticoke Memorial now has over 90+ members on its active medical staff, representing 35 specialties. To find out more, call Nanticoke's Physician Referral Services at 1-877-NHS-4-DOCS.

Public Health flu vaccination Delaware’s Division of Public Health announces its influenza vaccination schedule for Delawareans without a healthcare provider or whose insurance does not cover flu shots. While many DPH adult clinics accept walk in clients, DPH will vaccinate children by appointment only on scheduled days. Medicare Part B and donations are accepted. Sussex County adult clinics Dec. 7, Thursday, Blades Fire Hall, 200 East 5th St., Blades, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Walk In Children under the age of 18 will be seen by appointment only at the DPH Clinics and State Service Centers. Parents or guardians interested in making appointments for flu shots may call one of these DPH clinics. • Sussex County, Georgetown State Service Center, 856-5213 • Sussex County, Shipley State Service Center, 628-2006 For more about flu clinic locations and dates, go to


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State report says that tower wouldn’t have adverse impact By Lynn R. Parks The state’s Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs has issued its opinion on a proposed 175-foot cell phone tower near Woodland. And it’s not what residents who are opposed to the tower were hoping for. “The proposed project will not have an adverse effect on [Woodland’s] historic properties,” the report says. The report, dated Nov. 9, was completed at the request of the county’s Board of Adjustment. Construction of the tower has to be approved by the board. Cingular Wireless has proposed putting the tower near Woodland Ferry Road at Deer Lane, on the south side of the Nanticoke River. The proposed tower site is owned by Byard Layton, Laurel. The Board of Adjustment accepted the state’s report at its Monday-night meeting. Discussion of the tower is on the agenda for the board’s Dec. 18 meeting. Dan Costello, vice president for downstate outreach with Preservation Delaware, a state-wide, private, not-for-profit association dedicated to promoting historic preservation in Delaware, called the state’s finding a “tragedy.” He added, “I regret that the [state] concurred in Cingular’s self-serving decision that the proposed tower would have no adverse effect on historic properties there. From Preservation Delaware’s point of view, extensive and compelling evidence was presented to support a finding that the tower should not be placed at that location.” Holly Conaway, who lives across the Nanticoke River from Woodland, agreed with Costello, calling the findings by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs “calloused.” The division “chose to disregard” the federal guidelines regarding protection of historic properties, she added. The Woodland Ferry and Cannon Hall in Woodland are both on the National Register of Historic Places. “There is simply no guidance or applied logic that would lead a reasonable person to conclude that the construction of a 175-foot tower, which would be clearly visible from the Woodland Ferry, Cannon Hall, the Nanticoke River and the approach to both the north and south ferry landings, would not create a potential adverse effect to the historic significance and future use of the area,” Conaway said. "We put our best people on this," countered Tim Slavin, director of the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. "They are very talented and used detailed analysis to come up with the decision." Slavin said that it is his office's job to look only at how the tower will impact properties on the historic register. "A lot of arguments people had were out of the parameter of our review," he said. "What this tower will look like from Patty Cannon Estates, or from the Conaway farm, is really not our concern." The state’s report does not address whether the tower should have fake branches at the top. But Slavin said that he believes that Cingular Wireless' proposal to add the branches to the monopole in an effort to make it look like a tree would "minimize the visual impact of the tower as seen from Woodland." Trees in the area are about 45 feet tall; the pole would tower more than 130 feet above the rest of the forest. “It will be a travesty if it gets built that way,” said George Jacobs, a resident of Patty

Cannon Estates near Woodland. A 130-foot tower on Delaware 12 a couple miles west of Felton is dressed up as a tree and “it looks ridiculous,” Jacobs added. Adding fake branches will do nothing to diminish the ugliness of the tower, Costello with Preservation Delaware said. “Whether the tower looks like a pine tree of a fig leaf is of little consequence,” he said. “The location is a very poor choice, one that could have been easily avoided had Cingular sought the views of citizens who care about Sussex County’s historic and cultural patrimony before it selected its site.” The state report also does not take a stand on whether the tower could go someplace else. Residents of the area have identified six alternate properties for construction of the tower. State Sen. Robert Venables (D – Laurel) received permission from the state’s Fish and Wildlife Division to put the tower on one of those properties, a 17-acre parcel of stateowned land on Ellis Mill Road, about ? mile from the proposed site in a more rural area and out of view from Woodland. “It is not the role of the SHPO to make recommendations about alternate sites,” the state’s report says. In March, the Sussex County Board of Adjustment voted to table a decision on the tower pending completion of a study by Cingular on how the tower would impact the historic structures in the area. Such a study is required by the federal government whenever proposed construction involving federal funds could impact a site on the register. Acer Associates, contracted by Cingular to conduct the study, found that the historic properties in the area would not be affected by the tower. After asking for additional information, including a demonstration with a crane of what the tower would look like, the state agreed with the report from Acer Associates. “The [state] found that the introduction of an incompatible visual and atmospheric element that would irrevocably change the character of this bucolic setting was not important,” Conaway said. “The mission statement of Delaware’s State Historic Preservation Office includes the following quote: ‘Locate, study and record Delaware’s historic properties and help and encourage Delawareans to value and protect these irreplaceable resources.’ For 200 years the citizens of the Woodland Ferry area community have managed to do what [the state] will not. At great personal sacrifices of time and money, they have protected the integrity of the area for centuries.” The state’s preservation office has failed those citizens, she added. Conaway said that it would be a shame if, come May when the reenactment of Capt. John Smith’s 1608 trip up the Nanticoke River is set, participants in the reenactment can see a 175-foot tower near Woodland. “This historic journey will create an opportunity to show all Delawareans and all historic-minded citizens throughout the nation and the world the level of respect afforded Delaware’s national historic treasures,” she said. Citizens of the area should make every effort, she added, to ensure that photographs taken during the reenactment “do not include a towering artificial monument that would speak volumes to the short sightedness and lack of commitment from our Delaware historic organizations.”



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GIFTS BOUND FOR OVERSEAS - Kaitlin Olivers’ fifth-grade class at Laurel Intermediate School showed their good citizenship by collecting Thanksgiving items for Laurel Marine Lance Corporal Michael Betts, who is deployed in Iraq.

PUPPET SHOW - The Laurel Lioness have provided the Blue Sky Puppet Theater to students in Laurel elementary schools for 10 years. Students at Dunbar Elementary and North Laurel Elementary schools recently enjoyed a new production, “Bananas,” about making good choices for a healthy lifestyle. Shown with the production crew of the Blue Sky Puppet Theater are Lioness members (left to right) Mary Ann Fasold, Eleanor Paradee and Elaine Lynch.

HELP FOR FAMILIES - Dawn Fletcher, left, from the Adopt-A-Family organization, accepts a check from Jolene Cross Morris, president of the Exchange Club in Laurel, during the club’s monthly meeting at the Delmar Diner on Nov. 21. On the right is Exchange Club member Cora Selby. Several club members also made donations to the organization, which has been helping families since 1997. Photo by Pat Murphy

NEW FRIENDS - Pictured are Jeff Baker of Laurel with Laurel sophomore football star Josh Kosiorowski. Baker’s bicycle, his only mode of transportation, was recently stolen and in an act of kindness Kosiorowski purchased him a new one. The players have named Baker “Bulldog” because of his support of the team. Photo by Doug Worster.

BEST FOOT FORWARD - Layton Timmons, 75, shows owner Debbie Slatcher of Skateworld in Laurel how to go around the new floor that was recently installed as part of the renovations at Skateworld.

45 YEARS AFTER GRADUATION - Laurel High School Class of 1961 members who attended the 45th reunion are, front, from left: Rita Littleton Powell, Clara Bailey Workman, Pat Sullivan Causey, Aloma Marine Dumont, Phyllis Merider Anthony, Sandy Brown Adams, Ruth Ann Rogers Savage and Rebecca Whaley Poffenberger. Middle: Pat Murphy, Wayne Defelice, Robert Rowe, Elaine Porter Harrington, Natalie Miller Loughran, Grace Spicer Peterson, Mary Ellen Watson Conaway, Jan Hastings Conway, Alan Carey, Jack Hastings, Granville White, Lloyd Eskridge and Henry Bounds. Back: Donald Powell, Ralph Dill, Donald Lowe, Bobby Carmean, Joe Messick, Vaughn Hall, Dennis Lockwood and Wayne Mitchell. Photo by Kay Murphy


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ASA, John Deere form partnership to promote precision ag program The American Soybean Association (ASA) and John Deere have partnered to form the "Reach for the Stars" program that will provide U.S. soybean growers with opportunities to learn more about precision ag systems. A number of soybean growers will also be selected to use this industry-leading technology on their farms. "Precision ag takes farm management to the next level," said ASA first vice president John Hoffman, a soybean producer from Waterloo, Iowa. "This ASA program will educate U.S. soybean producers about the benefits of utilizing global-positioning and guidance technologies to increase farm profitability and enhance environmental stewardship. We want to challenge growers to “reach for the stars” with satellite-based guidance and documentation systems." For this program, ASA is partnering with John Deere Ag Management Solutions (AMS) to provide informational materials that will assist growers in learning how to adopt precision ag practices. The program will also include three regional grower seminars during the summer of 2007, and three additional seminars during the winter of 2008. "New AMS solutions are expanding to include functionality on non-John Deere equipment as well," said Seth Crawford, AMS marketing manager. "So I am encouraging all growers, regardless of the color of your equipment, to take advantage of this program, and experience how precision ag can bring more efficiency to your operation." The contest portion of the "Reach for the Stars" program will allow selected growers to use one of 15 premium level precision ag systems, each with a suggested retail price of more than $20,000, for the entire 2007 U.S. growing season. After the program ends, qualified participants will be offered an opportunity to purchase the entire system, or just the components they want to own, at a greatly reduced price. Upon announcement, winners will be

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Book Signings at the Museum On Friday, Dec. 1, the shops in downtown historic Seaford will remain open from 5-9 p.m. This event is sponsored by the City of Seaford. During this time the Museum will host a book signing event. A book of poems by Catherine Morris Medford entitled "Spoken In Due Season" will be for sale. Mrs. Medford will be present to autograph each copy. She published this collection of personal poems in 1997. In her preface she stated, "I have written these words for all to enjoy and have a glimpse of life as seen by me." Jeanne Carback Conner will also be on hand to sell and autograph her book entitled "Footprints on the Nanticoke, A History of the Nanticoke Watershed." Written in 1996, this book details some cultural and economic aspects of the Nanticoke River Watershed prior to the 20th century.

Stress Buster now through Dec. 22 Fitness Classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., now through Dec. 22 in St. John’s United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall in Seaford (Sponsored by St. John’s but open to the public). Sylvia will be providing for a.m. class only, excellent childcare at no extra fee. Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this coed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Try a free one to see if it meets your needs. Only a 6-8 week commitment at a time required. For more information or to register call 21 year AFAA certified fitness professional, Carol Lynch, 629-7539.

Belly Dance Workshops SDPR is hosting Belly Dance Workshops, Dec. 7, and Dec. 14 at the Recreation Building, 7-8 p.m. Cost is $10. Classes will start in January. Call Athena at 381-6256 or the Recreation Office for more information.

MEETINGS Marine Corps League The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month, at 7:30 p.m., at the Log Cabin in Seaford. The next meeting is December 7.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. This month's meeting is Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating and would like to work with men and women who do vessel inspections, safety patrols and teach public safety courses, are welcome to join the Flotilla. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 or Jim Mullican at 732-1163.

Women's Democrat Club Sussex County Women's Democrat Club will not be having a regular December meeting. Instead the Country Covered Dish Christmas Dinner will be held Monday, Dec. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Millsboro

Basket Bingo Longaberger Basket Bingo on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at Laurel Boys & Girls Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20, $25 at the door. Several door prize drawings. Raffles: Hamper Basket, Hostess Holiday Bundle and more. Refreshments will be available. For more information call 875-1200 or 629-8740. Benefits the programming at the Laurel Boys & Girls Club. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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The Seaford High School Alumni Association will hold its Executive Board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Museum on Pennsylvania Avenue. Fore more information call Mary Lee DeLuca at 629-8429 or Donna Angell at 629-8077.

Fire Hall. Call Thelma Monroe, 934-9716 that you will be there with a covered dish and a friend.


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The Tenth Annual Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion, 1101 North Pine St. Extended, Seaford, will be held Dec. 8 through 10. Thirteen rooms in the historic restored Italian Villa Style mansion will be elaborately decorated by local florists and decorators. The Victorian Christmas at the Ross

The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its Holiday Party on Monday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Duke’s Pool House on Sycamore Road, Laurel. Members are asked to bring a dish and a non-perishable food item for the needy. There will be entertainment and newcomers are welcome. Call 628-2130 for details.

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Mansion starts with a new activity this year. On Friday, Dec. 8, there will be featured a Christmas Tea and Tour. (This event is sold out.) On Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1-4 p.m., there will be house tours and craft demonstrations; and from 5-9 p.m., there will be house tours by candlelight; $7 per adult, $1 per child under 12 years. Sunday, Dec. 10, is Family Day. There will be House Tours from 1-4 p.m., with Gov. and Mrs. Ross Receiving. Carriage rides. Children’s activities in the Honeymoon Cottage (Star and Necklace making, Readings, Santa Claus). At 3 p.m., a raffle drawing for a Steve Theis Portrait. Sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society, Proceeds benefit the Ross Plantation and Seaford Museum.

Sounds of the Season Holiday music, performed by “Vital Signs” and others, will be on Sunday, Dec.

Du Pont Golden Girls The annual Du Pont Golden Girls Luncheon will be Thursday, Dec. 7, at 11 a.m., at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. For reservations call Connie Keene 629-3377, or Jackie Davis 875-7625.

Children’s Christmas Party American Legion Post 19 in Laurel is holding a Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 10, 1 to 4 p.m. The party is for children 12 years and younger. Santa will be stopping by to visit and have his picture taken with the children. There will be goodies and games and a gift for each child. Parents should bring their children to the Post Home. Call 875-9948 or 8752024 for details.

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Oyster sandwiches Hope Lodge 4, 102 West 6th Street, Laurel, will be selling oyster sandwiches and soup on Saturday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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MORNING STAR ✳ NOV. 30 - DEC. 6, 2006 3, 2 p.m., at Delmar High School auditorium. Cost is $15 each or $25 for two, in Dr. Wolfgang’s office, 629-2366, or 629-2131. Join us for an afternoon performance of singing, dancing, and instrumentals. There will also be a Chinese auction and raffles on site. Concert to benefit The Western Sussex County Relay for Life.

A Christmas Carol Possum Point Players will bring A Christmas Carol to the Del Tech stage. A Christmas Carol is perhaps the best loved holiday story of all time, this adaptation of Dickens’ classic is particularly suited to children, and features a magnificent score by Broadway composer, Jule Syne. It incorporates Family Ties, Language, Literary Classic, Music, Reading. Performances will be held Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Delaware Technical and Community College Theatre, Georgetown. Tickets are $6 each and may be reserved by call the PPP Ticketline at 856-4560.

Caroling on The Circle Sussex County will come together during the 23rd annual “Caroling on The Circle,” Mon., Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. in Georgetown. The community singing event, hosted by Sussex County Council, doubles as a food drive for the hungry and needy. This year’s festivities begin in front of the Sussex County Courthouse with Spanish caroling by the El Centro Cultural group. Traditional caroling will commence at 7 p.m., with guest singers Anne Maloney, Orville Nichols and Donna DeKuyper.

The event also includes the ceremonial Christmas tree lighting by the Town of Georgetown. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served after the festivities at the Georgetown Fire Company, one block to the south of The Circle. Santa Claus will also visit. All are welcome to attend. Participants are asked to bring canned goods and other non-perishable food items for donation. Anyone who cannot attend, but still wishes to contribute, can drop off canned goods Mon.- Fri. from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the County Administrative Offices building, next to the courthouse, in downtown Georgetown. In recent years, Caroling on The Circle has drawn hundreds of participants and collected as many as 20,000 canned goods and other non-perishable items. In 1984, its inaugural year, the event drew an estimated 3,500 people. In the event of rain or snow, the event will be moved inside the fire hall on S. Bedford St. For more information, call 855-7742 or 854-5000.

Breakfast With Santa! Enjoy Breakfast With Santa! on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 8-11 a.m. at PL Dunbar Elementary School Cafeteria, Laurel. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Contact Lisa Wedding at 875-1414 for more information and tickets.

Toys for Tots collections Regional builders, Inc. has begun its annual toy collection drive for the Toys for Tots program. This program, conducted by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, collects and distributes toys to needy children in the community. 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 5 p.m. through Dec. 15. You may also make a tax-deductible donation to marine Toys for Tots Foundation, PO Box 1947, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, VA 22134. Regional Builders appreciates your continued support for this very worthy cause.

Lioness Christmas House Nanticoke Auxiliary Winter Dance ‘Puttin’ on the Glitz’ Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary Winter Gala committee has begun preparations for the annual dinner dance event to be held January 27, 2007 at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. This year’s 1930s theme, “Puttin’ on the Glitz,” will feature Art Deco decorations in a Grand Ballroom. Those attending will enjoy elegant food followed by the music of Encore while they whirl across the dance floor. Dust off your spats and top hats and put on your pearls and enjoy this memorable evening. Linda Robertson is the chairperson for the annual gala event. She is assisted by Bonnie Allen, Patty Burk, Sharon Mears, Janet Hubbard, Judi Thoroughgood and Jenny Werner. Proceeds from the event will be part of the auxiliary’s annual donation to Nanticoke Health Services. More details about “Puttin’ on the Glitz” can be obtained by calling the Nanticoke Health Services Volunteer Office at 629-6611, ext. 2301.

The Seaford Lioness and The Shiloh House Of Hope present the 16th annual Christmas House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 1-8 p.m. There will be eight homes on this tour and they are located in Laurel, Seaford and Bridgeville. Refreshments will be served at the Shiloh House Of Hope which is also on the tour. Tickets can be purchased at Cutn’ Up Family Salon or by calling Bonny Hastings at 6299596 or Sharyn Dukes at 236-7754.

Seaford Christmas Parade The theme for this year’s Seaford Christmas Parade is “The Sounds and Lights of Christmas.” The date is Saturday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. The parade begins at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Nylon Boulevard. It proceeds down Pennsylvania Avenue to High Street. The judges stand is at the parking lot of Mt. Olivet Church. The parade continues down High Street, and turns at Market Street. The Parade goes up Market and ends at the Seaford Middle School. So far, seven school bands, non-profit groups, and businesses are planning to be in the parade.


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Sunday, Dec. 10, there will be a House Tour in Bethel, consisting of several homes. The choir at Sailor’s Bethel United Methodist Church will be performing a Christmas Cantata at 4:30 p.m. prior to the tour. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 per person. Any questions call 875-3971 or 875-3733.

Possum Point Players’ holiday production, “The WPPP 1947 Christmas Special” will incorporate an old-style radio version of It’s A Wonderful Life mixed with seasonal solos, duets, and choral music at Possum Hall in Georgetown during the first two weekends of December. Performances are December 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 8 p.m., and December 3 & 10 at 2 p.m. in Georgetown. Tickets are $15, or $14 for seniors or students. For reservations, call the Possum Point Players ticketline at 856-4560.

Model Railroad Club open house The 21st Delmarva Model Railroad Club open house Dec. 2 and 3, and Jan. 13, 14, 20 and 21, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays noon to 4 p.m. Free admission and parking, 103 East State St., Delmar. Six operating layouts in four different scales. One of the largest club displays in the United States. Refreshments available. White elephant and consignment tables, train set raffle.

Historical Society’s Gift Shop The Seaford Historical Society’s Gift Shop is pleased to announce that they will be selling jewelry made by Cindy Cole. All of her jewelry is made with sterling silver and semi-precious stones. Stop in the Seaford Museum Gift Shop on High Street to see this unique collection of hand-made jewelry.

Bridgeville’s Caroling in the Park The Town of Bridgeville will host their annual Caroling in the Park on Friday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at the Historical Society Park on the corner of Delaware Avenue and William Street. Please bring a canned good donation for needy families. Come for fun, fellowship and a visit from Santa Claus. Bridgeville sponsors this event yearly on the first Friday evening in December.

Christmas in Bridgeville The 31st annual "Christmas in Bridgeville" sponsored by the Bridgeville Historical Society, will be held Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Woodbridge High School. Free admission.


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Chances will be available from the society on an Antique Oak Wash Stand to be given away at 3 p.m. More than 60 vendors will be showing their wares ranging from homemade goodies, crafts, including wooden items, dolls, candles, Christmas decorations, quilts, poinsettias and Christmas greens Lunch will be catered by "Jimmy's Grille" in the school cafeteria.

Choral Society Christmas Concert Tickets are still available for the Southern Delaware Choral Society 22nd annual Christmas Concert, "Christmas Oratorio" by J.S. Bach, under the direction of John Ranney, on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Edmond's Church, Rehoboth Beach, and on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Milford. Featured soloists will be soprano, Virginia Van Tine; alto, Rebecca McDaniel; tenor, Donald McCabe; baritone, Richard

Delmar Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 2 - Delmar’s annual Christmas parade. For details call the Delmar Chamber of Commerce, 846-3336. Rain Date: Sunday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. Applications can be picked-up at Delmar Town Hall.

Georgetown holiday events Thursday, Dec. 7 - Georgetown Christmas parade. 7 p.m., starting at Sussex Central High School. For details call the chamber, 856-1544. Dec. 1, 2 and 3 - Annual Festival of Trees, Delaware Technical and Community College, Georgetown. Sponsored by Delaware Hospice Inc. For details call 856-7717. Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 - ‘The 1947 Christmas Special,’ a holiday music revue presented by the Possum Point Players, Georgetown, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays. $15, $14 for senior citizens and students. For details, call 856-4560 or visit www.

reception includes a pianist, caroling by Debbie Kee’s children’s choir, fine jewelry display by Elegant Slumming of Rehoboth, an artist meet and greet, and a sneak preview of the featured art and silent auction. The silent auction includes limo rides, child care, dining gift certificates, jewelry, art, home furnishings, golf packages, clothing, spa and salon services, lodging and more. The event continues with free admis-

Laurel holiday events The Laurel Chamber of Commerce and Laurel Fire Department will again co-host the annual Christmas Parade. This year’s parade will take place on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., with a rain date of Dec. 9. The theme this year is “Old Town Christmas.” Applications may be picked up at the Laurel Fire Department or the chamber office. Laurel Senior Center Christmas Show trip, Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 20. Cost $63, includes transportation, luncheon and show. Shopping after the show if time permits. Call 875-2536 to reserve a seat with deposit.

Art Show and Silent Auction The Children’s Beach House Art Show and Silent Auction committee is busy wrapping up details after almost one year of planning for their 17th annual Holiday Art Show and Auction on Dec. 1-3. All proceeds are divided among the programs offered by the Children’s Beach House whose mission is to help children with special needs reach their highest potential as functioning members of their families and communities. The event has reached 100% of its goal for artist participation. Nick Serratore of Lewes was named this year’s featured artist. Serratore will auction an original work based on his artistic interpretation of the event theme: “Home is where the heart is…Home is the Children’s Beach House.” A private reception for contributors and patrons is Fri., Dec. 1 from 6-10 p.m. The




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and is currently pursuing a Master of Special Education at Wilmington College. Tickets to the Christmas concert are $15 and $10 for students. For tickets or more information call 645-2013 or log on to SDCS is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency committed to promoting and supporting the arts in Delaware.

Selbyville holiday events Friday, Dec. 1 - Selbyville Christmas Parade. The annual parade, sponsored by the Selbyville Chamber of Commerce, starts at 7 p.m. at the town hall, 68 Church St. For details call Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, 539-2100, or visit www.

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Have you gotten your copy of this most informative book on early Laurel? The book would make a wonderful and valued gift for the holidays. The 430+ page book is a reprint written by the late Harold Hancock in the 1980s and is selling for $45 or it can be mailed for an additional $5. To obtain a copy contact any board member or call Linda Justice at 875-4217.

Eggs will be on display Vote for the egg that you would like to represent the state of Delaware at the White House next year on Dec. 3 at the Dover Mall from noon – 5 p.m. Delaware egg artists of all ages will have their decorated eggs on display behind Santa, next to JC Penney. There will be more than 40 eggs to choose from. Since 1994, each state sends a decorated egg to the White House for display. Local crafters and artists create decorated eggs which represent each state and the District of Columbia. Eggs can be decorated in any fashion using paints, beads, decoupage, etching, carving, and more. Contest registration is held in September.

The Egg Decorating contest is open to any Delaware resident interested in pursuing the art of egg decorating. The winning egg will receive $100 and an invitation from the White House to see the state eggs displayed with a welcome reception by the First Lady. For more information, contact Cindy Davis at the Delaware Department of Agriculture at 800-282-8685.

Salisbury holiday events Sunday, Dec. 3 - The 60th Annual Christmas Parade at 2 p.m. starting at the intersection of Mt. Hermon Road & Civic Avenue, traveling to East Main Street, ending at Ward Street. Sponsored by the

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A letter from Santa Mrs. Claus and I invite you and your families to join us at Delaware Hospice’s Festival of Trees for our Lunch with Santa, on Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Delaware Technical and Community College in Georgetown. Some close friends of ours from the North Pole will be joining us, and we’ll have pizza, goodie bags, and “special treats,” plus a picture with Mrs. Claus and I. You’ll also love our magnificently decorated trees and wreaths which will be on display. We hope to see you there! Sincerely, Santa Claus P.S. Admission tickets are $5 each, including admission to the tree and wreath exhibit. Purchase tickets in advance by calling Delaware Hospice, 856-7717 or Debbie Wright, 856-3878. All proceeds will benefit Delaware Hospice’s families.


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Blaine Bowman and His Good Time Band are coming to Christ Evangelistic Church, 9802 Camp Road, Laurel, on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. A love offering will be taken.

A prayer breakfast, “Dare to Dream like the King,” is planned for Jan. 15, 2007 at 8 a.m. at the Seaford Country Club. The breakfast, which is a buffet, features keynote speaker, Dara Laws, the 2007 Seaford School District Teacher of the Year. Entertainment will be provided by The Good News Tour. Drs. Julius and NaTasha Mullen will receive the Community Recognition Award. Admission is $20 by advance tickets only. In conjunction with the prayer breakfast, the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club will hold a day of activities for young adults from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $1 and features 7 Quilts for 7 Sisters as well as crafts, storytellers and entertainment. The day includes a teen summit and youth dance. Lunch is provided and vendors and giveaways are also included. For tickets and information, call 628-1908.

Galestown UMC Fall Hymn Sing Galestown United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Hymn Sing on Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. Special music by “Revived” and “The Gospel Gents.” A buffet style hot dinner will be served immediately following the service at the Galestown Community Center. The book titled “History Repeats Itself around Galestown Millpond” is now available for $5. This would make a great Christmas stocking stuffer gift for a special person as well as a great table top informative book.

Children’s Christmas Musical The children of Laurel Wesleyan Church will be performing a heavenly Christmas musical, “Fear Not Factor,” on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3 at 9 and 11 a.m., at Laurel Wesleyan church, located 1/2 mile north of Laurel on Rt. 13A. Nursery will be provided. For more information call 875-5380.

Celebrate the Joy of Christmas The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is excited to present the Broadway-style musical production “Let There Be Light.” Directed and produced by three-time National Crystal Communicator Award winner, Wendy Craig, the production will premier Dec. 15, 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m. with

the baby Jesus. “Let There Be Light” is a major must-see event. The host pastor of the church is Bishop Michael Phillips. The church is located on WOODLAND UMC CONCERT - Jerry Jones, well-known country gospel singer, will hold Rt. 13 and Dorothy Road, just three miles a concert at Woodland United Methodist church on Sunday evening, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. A north of the Maryland/Delaware state line. covered dish dinner will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 5:30 p.m., prior to the concert. All Refreshments will be served following are welcome to the concert and the dinner. the performance. A bicycle will be given away each night. Doors will open at 6:30 free admission. both young and old alike. With a contemThis is no ordinary “church skit.” With porary approach to the Christmas message, p.m. Come early because seats are limited. For more information, call 875-7824 or full set design, lighting, make up, costhis group reminds us to “celebrate the joy 875-3242. tumes, singing and choreography it has al- of Christmas” - the joy of family and ready proved to be a delightful smash to friends brought together again because of Continued on page 27

DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Trap Pond, CHURCH NearLaurel, Del. 875-7715 Sun. School 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Pastor Tina Whaley

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church 600 S. Central Ave., P.O. Box 293 Laurel, DE 19956 ~ (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing and Church School ~ Sunday @ 9:30 am

Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching Youth Group Sunday Night 7 pm

Worship 11 a.m. • Sun. School 10:00 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Bethel Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice

HARVEST CHRISTIAN CHURCH “Heart Felt Praise” Relevant Bible Teaching Children’s Ministry Midweek Bible Study Tom Birowski, Pastor Seaford, Del. • 628-7771 94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956

875-7873 “A Place to Belong” SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Underground Family Worship (7-12 grade) 6:15 p.m. 10:45 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Prayer Team ‘The Table’ God’s Big Back Yard (last Wed. of mo) 7:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m.

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.

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St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road 68, South of Laurel Laurel, Del. Sun. School 10 a.m. • Worship 9 & 11 a.m. Wed. Night Bible Study 7 p.m. Hymn Sing: Last Sunday Each Month - 7 p.m.

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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

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Christmas Quiz for your holiday cheer By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


Here come the holidays again. Keeping these five quesYou can love ‘em, hate ‘em, welcome them or ignore them but they tions in front of you won’t come anyhow. So, how about a guarantee you have a wonfew, hopefully fresh, perspectives derful Christmas, but for a holiday that sometimes beavoiding them will guarancomes commonplace and old hat tee that you won’t. for adults? Here are five questions you can ask yourself this holiday... 4. Where can I find a personal or fami1. When will I stop and reflect? Yes, ly way of giving to someone unexpectedyes, yes holidays are noisy, rushed, overly? Find someone who can’t give back, booked and stressful. Have you picked a serve at a soup line, or volunteer to ring time on the calendar yet when you will the bell for a benevolent organization. simply stop and reflect on the wonder of You can make Christmas cookies for a Christmas? You had better schedule it in shut in neighbor or go caroling to a forgotnow while that one free moment remains ten senior citizen. I know of few things or it may be gone. that bring more joy than serving and the 2. What month do I want to complete lessons our children learn from such acpaying for my gifts? Buy what you can tions are priceless. afford. Unlike the United States govern5. When will I go to church? You know ment, we are not personally allowed to opyou will surround your life with every erate constantly from a deficit. Set spendother kind of family, friends, and office ing limits and force yourself to stick to activity, but Christ deserves a central role them. June payments for December gifts in your celebration. The reason for the are not my idea of fun. season cannot be discovered if the sea3. How many pounds do I want to have son’s namesake is disregarded. to lose in the New Year? Consider moderKeeping these five questions in front of ation as a way of life as you celebrate. you won’t guarantee you have a wonderful You can and should enjoy holiday parties, Christmas, but avoiding them will guaranbut you can avoid some of the January tee that you won’t. So take the quiz and doldrums if there are fewer pounds to shed come the New Year. So have a cook- make the adjustments and I’ll do the same. The Rev. Crofford is Senior Pastor at Laurel Wesleyan ie, but not three. Enjoy the chocolates, Church. His views do not necessarily represent the views of but give most of the box away. the congregation or Wesleyan Church International. You may email


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Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Sunday School ..... 9:45 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Worship...............11:00 a.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 p.m. Eve. Worship........7:00 p.m. Youth Group 6:00 - 8 p.m.

Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel 302-875-4646 PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956

PRE-SCHOOL - 12TH GRADE - Office 629-7161 Quality Traditional Education Since 1973 Fully Accredited By Middle States in ACSI

Dr. Carl G Vincent, Senior Minister Pastor Barry B. Dukes, Music Minister Sunday 9:30 am Wednesday 7:00 pm Children’s Church • Nursery



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

532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591

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. 4:30-5 p.m.; Sun. 8-8:25 a.m.


Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6 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”

LAUREL-MT. PLEASANT CHARGE 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814 Pastor: Rev. Timothy P. Jones

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

YOU ARE INVITED! Come into This Church and Gather in Christ’s Name to Worship Him! Psalm 95:6 Sun. School 9:45 a.m. • Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Pastor, Stacey Johnson


“A Growing Church For All Ages”

2 miles N. of Laurel, DE on Alt. 13

302-877-0443 410-957-4696

The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 • Rev. Edward Laremore • Rev. Andrew Kerr SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 8:30 Worship 6:45 Pioneer Clubs (age 3 9:45 Sunday School thru grade 6) & Divorce Care® 11:00 Worship/Kids Church 7:00 Prayer Service & Youth 7:00 Evening Service Group (grades 7-12)

ome! Revelatio e To C n 22 Tim : 17 The Ark s ' t I Seaford Wesleyan Church

Passing on God’s Love and Grace in Laurel, Delmar & Surrounding Area United Methodist Churches

King’s St. George’s Mt. Pleasant

Worship Sun. Sch.

Gordy Rd. .......... 8:50....10:00 St. George Rd. .... 10:10..... 9:00

Mt. Pleasant Rd. 9:30,11:30..10:15 Pastor Barbara Auer

River of Life Christian Center 17 W. Market St., Greenwood, DE 302349-9420 Pastors Joseph & Yvonne Dixon WORSHIP SERVICE: SUN. 11 AM BIBLE STUDY: WED. 7:30 PM

Proclaiming Faith 4 pm Sunday on WKDI 840 AM Radio

Food Outreach Emergency Food

Sailor’s Bethel United Methodist Church Bethel, DE Pastor Arthur Smith III Sunday School - 10 am Worship - 11:15 am Nursery Provided office 875-3628 parsonage 875-2996

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby, Rector

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Holiday events at Seaford Christian Seaford Christian Academy Soundwaves Handbell Choir Dec. 19, 7 p.m., Seaford Christian Academy Dec. 20, 10 a.m., Greenwood CHEER Center. First Baptist Church Christmas musical, “Born A Savior, Born A King,” Saturday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m. For more information, call the Seaford Christian Academy.

Seaford Wesleyan Revival Seaford Wesleyan Church Revival on Dec. 3 through Dec. 6, 6:30 p.m. with John Hobbs and Kenny Davis. Call 62981020.

Church of God Concert Jerry Jones will present a Christmas Concert at Stein Highway Church of God, 500 Arch St., Seaford, Friday evening, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. He will share in word and song with Traditional Christmas music, Country Gospel Music, and Contem-

porary Gospel Music. All are invited. A love offering will be accepted. For more information call 6299689 or 629-8583.

Guest preacher at Christ Church Come and hear dynamic preaching at Christ Evangelistic Church, 802 Camp Road, Laurel. Evangelist David Ellis will be preaching on Dec. 10, at the 11 a.m. service.

Heaven-Bound Ministries Join Heaven-Bound Ministries first church anniversary with host Pastor Pat A. Jones, on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m., 214 N. Front St., Seaford. Special visitors will be guest Pastor Ronnie White, House of Love, Pocomoke, Md.; guest choir, Good News Tour; guest soloists, Fred Kilgoe and Liz Lafferty; and guest dance troupe, Gospel Creation Mime. Refreshments will be served.

Kings UMC Entertainment Books Kings United Methodist Church 2007 Entertainment Books are in. Call 8754387.

Sunday School - all ages 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Rainbow Day Care / Pre-School Rt. 13 South, Seaford, DE 302-628-1020

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830

Holy Eucharist: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum: 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. Front & King St., Seaford, DE 629-7979

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)


N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - Anthony Melakian - 629-3633 Elder - Don Birch - 629-8949 Elder - Ron Russell - 629-6033 Sunday School 10a.m. Sun. Worship 11 a.m., Sun. Evening 6 p.m Wed. Evenings 7 p.m. Live For God, Love Each Other, Light The World

Laurel Wesleyan Church

The Gift of His Love

315 High St. • Seaford, DE

Sunday Services: Informal Worship in Chapel 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship 11:00 a.m. Sanctuary 9:45 Sunday School Pastor: Rev. Thomas Gross • 302-629-4458

Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 11:00 Sunday Evening Worship and Children’s Ministries 6 p.m. Wednesday Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m. Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Todd Crofford Assistant Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor/Youth: Sue Boyce Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey

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MORNING STAR ✳ NOV. 30 - DEC. 6, 2006


OBITUARIES Mary Colleen Ramey Baylis, 73 Mary Colleen Ramey Baylis of Seaford died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2006, at her residence. Born in Coeburn, VA, the daughter of Mary Lucille Smith and Marvin Walter Ramey, she was a homemaker, a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Colleen Baylis Seaford; the Acorn Club of Seaford, the Seaford Historical Society, the Ladies Auxiliary, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, a member of the Red Hat Society, the Seaford Kiwanis Club and the Sussex County Republican Committee. She is survived by a son, Norman Franklin Baylis, Delmar; a daughter, Pamela Ellen Rhue, Blades; three grandchildren, Heidi Gilbert, Daniel Baylis and Shane McCarthy and three great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Ethel B. Ellingsworth, Seaford, and nieces and nephews. Services will be Friday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. in Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front and King Streets Seaford. The Rev. Ed Kuhling will officiate. Friends may call Thursday, Nov. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford. Contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 22025 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE 19973.

Anthony Cosentino Sr., 84 Anthony J. “Tony” Cosentino Sr. of Bridgeville, formerly of Kingsville, MD, died on Monday, Nov. 27, 2006 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD. Mr. Cosentino was a self-employed mechanic in Kingsville before retirement. He is survived by his wife, of 56 years, Coleen Cosentino, his son, Anthony J. “Tony” Cosentino Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Forest Hill, MD, four daughters, Sandra Woolford, Cynthia Glorioso, Concetta Close and her husband Thomas and Christine Apicella, all of Bel Air, MD, nine grandchildren, Dennis Glorioso Jr., Nicholas Glorioso, Thomas Close Jr., John Close, Julia Apicella, Mark Apicella, Rachel Woolford, Jenna Cosentino and Maria Cosentino. Two sisters also survive Tony, Mary Martini of Long Beach, MD, and Amelia Stephenson of Littleton, Colorado. A Funeral Mass and burial will be held in Baltimore on Friday. The family suggests donations to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Building Fund, P O Box 719, Seaford, DE 19973.

Lela M. Jones, 86 Lela “Peg” M. Jones of Millsboro passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, in the comfort of her home. Lela was born on Nov. 22, 1919, in Delmar, Md., a daughter of John and Hattie Penuel,. For many years, Lela worked beside her loving husband, Oliver, in their General Store. They shared many inter-

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ests, including gardening, traveling, reading and their church, Carey’s United Methodist Church, where she was church historian, pianist and an active member of the choir and United Methodist Women. She enjoyed cooking and doing crossword puzzles. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, William Oliver Jones; her-son-in-law, Pete Dukes; and her siblings, Amy Phillips, Hugh Penuel, Irene Benson, Margaret Neal, Ruth Hastings and William Penuel. She is survived by her daughter, Linda A. Dukes of Millsboro; grandchildren, Stephany D. Gerber and her husband, Austin of Linwood, N.J., and Douglas A. Dukes of Millsboro; and siblings, Catherine Ward, Eva Evans and Amos Penuel. Her funeral service was on Nov. 21, at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Interment was in Carey’s Cemetery in Millsboro. Contributions may be made to the Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley, 401 N. 3rd St., Suite 305, Philadelphia, PA 19123-4101.

Mary Maria Wright, 86 Mary Maria Wright of Laurel died on Monday, Nov. 20, 2006, at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Delmar. Mrs. Wright was born in Salisbury, Md. A daughter of Wilmer and Alvirta Adkins. She retired as a cosmetologist operating her business, the Mary Wright Beauty Shop, in her home. She also will be remembered for owning a Dress Shop in Delmar. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Hollis Wright in 1983; and a son, Gary Wright. She is survived by daughters Tanya Smart of Laurel, Karen Noyes of Calif., and Angela Price of NC; six grandchildren, including Lydsey Smart and Shannon Smart, both of Laurel, and three great-grandchildren. A memorial service of remembrance was held Nov. 25 at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947.

Jimmy Spence Lane, 66 Jimmy Spence Lane of Delmar died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2006, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Aug. 2, 1940 in Raleigh, N.C., a son of James and Amie Lane. Jimmy worked for more than 35 years as a Truck Mechanic at White Trucking in Baltimore before his retirement. He loved playing softball and even more enjoyed coaching. Many years ago he was involved in Stock Car racing in the Baltimore County area. He got pleasure out of teaching his grandchildren to fish and how to work hard. Many friends and neighbors will remember his fondness for cutting and splitting wood for the family woodstove. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Giancarla Lane; two daughters, Janet Lane of Pittsville and Debby Lane of Essex, Md.; a son, Gino Maynard Lane of Shreveport, La.; 10 grandchildren and

three great- grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters and nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, a brother and a sister preceded him in death. A visitation for family and friends was held on Nov. 24, at Short Funeral Home, Delmar. A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Nov. 24 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Interment followed at Community Church Cemetery in Berlin. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.delmarvaobits .com

Jane Scala, 80 Jane Scala of Laurel died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006 at Nanticoke Memorial hospital in Seaford. She was born in Pennsylvania a daughter of Forest and Frances Wilcox. Mrs. Scala retired along with her husband as the owner/operator of Scala Poultry farm of Laurel. She was a past member of Portsville United Methodist Church and a past Eastern Star member. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a son, David Cochrane. She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Russell “Russ” Scala of Laurel; sons, Robert Cochrane of New Jersey; a step-son Dwight Scala and his wife Julia of Georgia; a step-daughter, Joann Anderika and her husband Chuck of Pennsylvania. She is survived by brothers Robert Wilcox of New Jersey and Forest Wilcox of Pennsylvania. She is also survived by two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held at the Han-

Union United Methodist Church 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly WORSHIP TIMES:

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


Ava W. Tomblin, 83 Ava W. Tomblin of Laurel died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2006 at her home in Laurel. Mrs. Tomblin was born in McCay, W.Va., a daughter of Henry and Nanta Wildman. She retired as a licensed practical nurse at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Baltimore, Md. She had also worked as a certified nurses assistant 2. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Seaford. Besides her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles S. Tomblin and a son, Robert Paul Jones. She is survived by her son, Charles Dean Tomblin of Laurel; and a daughter, Virginia Thoroughgood in Laurel; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service was at the Church of Christ on Rt. 13 in Seaford, Nov. 28, with Anthony Melakian officiating. Interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel. Arrangements were in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel.

Mary Anne Bohm, 87 Mary Anne Bohm of Laurel died Nov. 24, 2006 at the Jefferson Neurological Hospital in Philadelphia. Mrs. Bohm was the daughter of Ashby Layton Shipley and Hilda Chamber Ship-

BETHEL WORSHIP CENTER 9431 Ginger Lane, Seaford (2.4 mi. north of Wal-Mart on US 13) 628-4240 Recorded Info 628-4241 Church Office

Pastor Joseph Lecates - 875-2059 Adult Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:30 am Nursery 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Youth Meeting Sun. 7 pm Promise Keepers Tues. 7 pm Wed. Night Bible Study 7 pm “We’re not building a church, we’re building God’s Kingdom!”

Christ Lutheran Church

SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

nigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Nov. 17. Interment will be at a later date in Springhill Memory Gardens Hebron, Md.

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

Corner of Shipley & Spruce Sts.

A Family Friendly Church Home for You Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 11 am Phone: 629-9755 Bible School for the Mentally Challenged Saturday at 10 am


Senior Pastor

Located halfway between Seaford & Bridgeville, turn off Rt. 13 East at Cannon Rd. light, 4th place on left.

Mark Landon 7046 Seashore Hwy. Bridgeville, DE 19933

1611 KJV, Independent, Fundamental, Soul Winning

SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 10:00 Sunday School 7:00 Prayer Service 11:00 Worship Service 6:00 Evening Worship Nursery Provided Rev. William Goslee - Ph. 349-0190


Church of God

Fax 302-337-8769

Worship Services: Seeker Service 8:30 am • Sunday School 9:30 Morning Worship 10:45 am • Wed. Night 7 pm

“Welcome Home!”

Wesley United Methodist Church 22025 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE Pastor Ed Kuhling Contemporary Worship 9 am Sunday School & Bible Education 10 am Traditional Worship 11 am Wednesday Worship 6:45 pm 302-629-3029 * Info Line 302-628-0112

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

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 • Sunday: Midweek Activities: Church School........9:45 am Call for Details Morning Worship......11 am Children’s Church & Youth Explosion ........6 pm Nursery Provided Evening Worship.........7 pm *Counseling by appt. only Tuesday: Thursday: Bible Study & Family Corporate Prayer.........7 pm ‘Come and Grow with Us!’ Training Hour ........... 7 pm

MORNING STAR ✳ NOV. 30 - DEC. 6, 2006 ley. She retired as a bookkeeper for Seaford Feed. She was a lifetime member of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Laurel, a charter member of Laurel Lioness Club, and a member of the Laurel Garden Club and Laurel Alumni Association. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Maureen Bohm; a sister, Fraces Shipley Wagamon, and half-sister Jean Shipley Durham She is survived by her husband, Henry Lee Bohm of Laurel; two daughters, Marguerite Moyer of Laurel and Mary Lee Groton of Seaford; and a half-sister, Eleanor Shipley Willin of Bridgeville. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Meg Fillmore, Mark Maxwell and David Lowe; seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on Nov. 28. Father Jack Chamblin officiated. Interment was in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Arrangements were in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Road, Salisbury, MD 21803; or St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Laurel, DE 19956.

Alice Evelyn Willis, 102 Alice Evelyn Willis of Seaford died Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, Thanksgiving Day at the home of her daughter, Connie Bennett Cummings, who was also her caretaker and with whom she lived. Born in Baltimore, Md., she was a daughter of Florence Selby and William Fitzsimmons. She lost her mother when she was five years of age and her Aunt Lottie Brodis of Federalsburg, Md., raised her and her sister, Florence Stowell. Both preceded her in death. Mrs. Willis took care of her Aunt Lottie when she aged and needed someone to care for her. Mrs. Willis was a homemaker and a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford for more than 70 years where she was a member of the “Friendly Seniors,” the Methodist Women and the Rebecca Circle. She was a charter member, and belonged for more than 70 years to the Acorn Club of Seaford. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, a member of Associated Charities and a volunteer at the Manor House and Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband Clarence Albert Willis, Sr. in 1989, a granddaughter, Sandra Griffith of Seaford a daughter of Evelyn Cordrey, and her great-granddaughter Shanna Webb of Salisbury, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Sue Willis and a son-in-law Ben Cordrey. She is survived by three sons, William E. Willis and wife Beatrice, Wilmington, Clarance A Willis, Jr., Groveland, Fla., and Robert C. Willis and wife Patricia, Baltimore; four daughters, Florence W. James and husband Edwin of Bridgeville, Evelyn L. Cordrey of Salisbury, Md., Helen W. Harrell and husband Hugh, of Jarratt, Va,, and Connie B. Cummings and husband Charles Frank of Seaford; 15 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great grandchildren, 5 generations in all. Services were on Nov. 28 in St. John’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Boyd B. Etter officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.


Contributions may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church in memory of Alice E. Willis, P.O. Box 299, Seaford DE, 19973. Arrangements were by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Janie M. Murphy, 87 Janie M. (Smith) Murphy of Bridgeville died of natural causes on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2006, at the Milford Center in Milford. Mrs. Murphy was born in Seaford, a, daughter of the late William and Martha Smith. She was a lifelong resident of Sussex County. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Clarence W. Murphy, Sr.; two sisters, Hazel Passwaters and Ella Mae Spicer; and four brothers, Charlie, Clarence, George and Raymond . She is survived by two sons: Charles E. Smith and wife Carolyn of Bridgeville, and Clarence W. Murphy, Jr. & wife Mary of Milford; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; also nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. Funeral services were held at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville, on Nov. 27, with Pastor Homer Keene officiating Interment was at Bridgeville Cemetery in Bridgeville.

David J. Brummell, Sr., 71 David J. Brummell, Sr. of Federalsburg, Md., passed away on Monday, Nov. 20, 2006 at the Memorial Hospital at Easton, MD. He was 71 years old. He was born Dec. 10, 1934, the son of Jerome and Alice Cluff Brummell. He was a graduate of Lockerman High School in Denton, David Brummell Sr. and had served in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955. He was awarded many certificates from the military service. He was a member of Blake Blaxtton American Legion Post # 77 in Easton, MD, a member of the AARP, and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was employed by many trucking companies. He really enjoyed driving the bus for the Wesleyan Christian School in Denton, and enjoyed his hobbies of hunting and fishing. He is survived by two daughters, Alice Brummell of Bridgeville, Marilyn Burbage and her husband, Nelson, of Bridgeville, two sons, Maurice Brummell, and his wife, Gee, and Michael Brummell and his wife, Sharon , all of Bear; two adopted sons, Kevin Brummell and Bradford Bolden, and his wife, Carolyn, all of Easton, a sister, Margaret A. Stanley, of Linkwood, Md.; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, aunts, nieces, nephews and other family members. He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Bolden Brummell, two sons, David Brummell, Jr. and Carlos Brummell, and a brother, James Brummell. Funeral services were held on Nov.28, at the Framptom Funeral Home, P.A. in Federalsburg with Minister Jeffrey Butler officiating. Interment followed at the Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock, Md..

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The party scene depicts Pasha Kambalov, artistic director of the First State Ballet Theatre, as Herr Drosselmeyer and Jaime Meyer as Maria.

FSB Theatre presenting 'The Nutcracker' Dec. 9 The First State Ballet (FSB) Theatre will present its acclaimed production of “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m., in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center at Del Tech in Georgetown. Pasha Kambalov, artistic director of the FSB said, “This is the fourth year we have presented it at Delaware Tech; we have a great audience here and our dancers love performing for them.” Students from Cheryl's Dance Alley in Millsboro will perform the Polichinelles dance in Act II.

The production features costumes created in the Moscow studios of famed Russian costume designer Lisa Dvorkina who designs for the world-renowned Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera. General admission tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens. For information or to purchase tickets, call the Public Relations office at Del Tech at 858-5475. Since previous performances were sold out, advance ticket reservations are recommended.

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Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra holiday performance Mark your calendars! During the first weekend of December, the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with a concert of “Holiday Joy” featuring Robert Cantrell, bass/baritone guest soloist. He has been described by the late Washington Post critic Joseph McLellan as “a warm supple voice that brought out the lyrical intentions of the composers making them treasured moments”. Cantrell has appeared with the Washington Opera Company as “Jim” in Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” and as the “Jailer” in Puccini’s “Tosca.” He has also performed with several other opera companies, including Baltimore Opera Company, Wolftrap Opera, and

Opera Delaware. Following a performance of Verdi’s Requiem, a Baltimore Sun critic wrote “Cantrell’s ripe bass filled his solos vividly.” In January 2007 he will be making his debut at Carnegie Hall as bass soloist in Mozart’s “Requiem.” MSO Music Director Julien Benichou has chosen a rich full program certain to delight the audience. Along with traditional carols, such as “Joy to the World” and “The First Noel,” there are other holiday favorites including Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride.” The program also features excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah,” Nutcracker Suite No.1, and a Hanukkah medley. The concert will take place in three lo-

Coming Attractions Possum Point Players Cast prepares for an Old-Fashioned Christmas The Possum Point Players will bring back old-fashioned traditions on stage performing the radio version of "It's A Wonderful Life," and a chorus, dubbed the "WPPP Singers" performing traditional Christmas music of the time period. The WPPP 1947 Christmas Special will be presented on Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9 at 8 p.m., and on December 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. "The WPPP 1947 Christmas Special" will be performed on Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9 at 8 p.m., and on Dec. 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. at Possum Hall in Georgetown. Tickets for each performance are $15, or $14 for seniors and students. For reservations, please call 856-4560. The cast of “It's A Wonderful Life” includes: Roger Ault, Libby Bayley, Peyton Carter, Don Clark, Fred Dean, Maureen Downing, Frank Frey, Jim Hartzell, Pat Hudson, Mel Kampmann, Kim Klabe, Ron Nardi, Don Norton, Paul Norton, Dick Rossé, Sierra Spicer, Andy Stasny, Valerie Valentine, Dustin Waller & Travis Waller. The WPPP Singers are: Daphne Adato, Bud Clark, Fred Dean, Frank Frey, Jim Hartzell, Pat Hudson, John Hulse, Peyton Lynch, Merci Lyons-Cox, Suzy Messick,

Nancy Micciulla, Blair Montone, Ron Nardi, Sierra Spicer, Lorraine Steinhoff, Valerie Valentine, Missy Willey .

Indian River Life-Saving Station Lantern Tours Step back in time and experience an evening lantern tour of the Indian River Life-Saving Station and Delaware Seashore State Park on Saturday, Dec. 16 and Friday, Dec. 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. The museum is located on DE Rte. 1 near the Indian River Inlet. Restored to its 1905 appearance, the Station, once used by the U.S. Life-Saving Service to respond to shipwrecks along the coast, is now a museum of artifacts and historical information on Delaware’s lifesaving and maritime heritage. A museum interpreter dressed in the uniform of a turn-of-the-century Life-Saving Service patrol will guide you on a lantern tour of the museum followed by a walk on the beach to gain a sense of “life on the surfmen’s beat.” The tour of the station will highlight the surfmen’s duties, famous shipwrecks off Delaware’s shores, and the changing Delaware coastline. Tours are $5.00 per person, and preregistration is required. Please dress appropriately for the weather. To pre-register, call 227-6991.

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cations: Friday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church on Rte. 50 & Easton Parkway, Easton, Md.; Saturday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. at the Community Church on Rte. 589 in Ocean Pines/Berlin, Md.; and on Sunday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m. at Mariners Bethel Church, Route 26 & Central Avenue, Ocean View, Delaware. Advance tickets may be obtained by calling (888) 846-8600. Tickets are $28 for adults, $10 for students, and children 12

and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult. A printable order form is also available at This concert is sponsored in part by grants from the Endowment for the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County Arts Council, Worcester County Arts Council, and by the generosity of loyal patrons. The MSO is very appreciative of their support.



âœł NOV. 30 - DEC. 6, 2006

Classifieds FREE CLASSIFIEDS* (For Personal Use Only) *Some exceptions such as homes for rent or sale

Deadline: Monday, 3 p.m. Businesses: $4.50 per inch ($9.00 minimum)

Boxed (Display) Ads: $6.30/inch Legals: $6.30 per inch REWARD Lost in or around Plaza Tapatia, Seaford. Gold serpentine chain bracelet w/amethis & sapphire stones. Sentamental value. Call 628-3157. 11/30 FOUND RABBIT BEAGLE, Rt. 13 & 9 Foot Road in Greenwood. 349-4789. 11/30

GIVE-AWAY STUFFED ANIMALS, like new, free. 841-2409. 11/16

CHURCH SECRETARY WANTED Union United Methodist Church in Brigeville, desires to hire a secretary as soon as possible. Hours are 9 am - 2 pm, Monday thru Friday with hourly rate of $9.50. Must have excellent computer & office management skills. To request a Job Description and Application, contact church office at 302-3377409 or 302-337-7070.

KITTENS! Various colors, 5 mos. old, mostly males, free to good home. 8750964. 10/5

Victory Beverage, distributor of Red Bull Energy Drink, is looking for a hard working individual to join our sales team. Fax resume to 215-2444702 or email to jdaunoras 11/16/4tc




TATTER NEEDED Someone with the skill of tatting is needed to demonstrate at the Ross Mansion on Dec. 9 from 1-4 p.m. Please call Betty Young at 629-7768. 11/30/1t

HARDWOOD FIREWOOD, you cut & haul. 855-5878. 10/12

The Town of Blades is accepting applications for a Full-Time Code Officer. Full benefit package. Salary based on experience. For further information call Blades Town Hall, 629-7366 or send resume to Blades Town Hall, 20 W. 4th St., Blades, DE 19973.

2007 ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS ARE IN. Kings United Methodist Church.875-4387. 11/30

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GAS MINI CHOPPER, holds up to 300 lbs., $350. Gas Scooter, holds up to 300 lbs., $250, like new. 875-9437. 11/9 UTILITY TRAILER, 2 axle, 5’x10’, enclosed. 1 yr. old, full of yard & garden tools, some antique. 875-9383. ‘82 ELCAMINO SS P/U, 422-6381, ask for Jerry.

CAMPERS/ TRAILERS 20’ AWNING $275. 6292226. 11/2 REESE CAMPER, 12,000 lb. weight distribution, hitch w/spring bars & friction sway control. $125. 3378962. 10/26

ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES IRON BED, Full size, good cond. $100. Oak Dresser w/mirror, bow front drawers, good cond. $200. Oak desk chair, good cond. $75. 6296337. 11/30 LENOX ENDANGERED Baby Animal Series. Wallaby Joey (kangaroo) & Panther cub, $35 ea. 628-5484.

‘04 SATURN VUE, 17K mi., 6 cyl.,, PW, PL, CD, exc. cond., chili pepper red, $17,750. 877-0231. 11/30


BROYHILL 24� Hexagon End Table, sold oak w/storage & door, like new, asking $99 OBO. 629-2135. 11/30 NINETENDO 64 Game System w/several games & access. Good cond., $60. 875-9431. 11/30

CHINA CABINET, walnut, glass & wood front w/open display area. Exc. cond., just in time for the holidays, $50. 875-0747. 11/23

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GOLF CLUBS, Dunlop Exceed, bag & cart, $100. 629-2226. 11/23 QUEEN SLEEPER SOFA, good cond., blue embossed, $125. Dining Table, 4 chairs & 2 captains chairs, $125. 877-0646. 11/23

HELP WANTED The Woodbridge School District is seeking qualified individuals for the following positions: • Technology Coordinator @ District Office • Technology Specialist @ Elem. & Middle Schools • Part Time Clerk @ District Office • Long Term Substitute - Spanish • Full Time Kindergarten Paraprofessional @ Elem. School To review Qualifications go to preview list at Any interested individual must submit an application to: Heath B. Chasanov, Assistant Superintendent, Woodbridge School District, 16359 Sussex Highway, Bridgeville, DE 19933 or CLOSING DATE: December 1, 2006.


HYDROLIC LIFT GATE (Tommy Gate) for Chev. P/U, 1100 lbs., 42� tip out. $995. 841-9937 or 8753877. 11/30

BASKETWEAVE DOLL CARRIAGE for little girl w/ wooden wheels, new, $60. 629-6730 after 6 pm. 11/30

‘93 FORD THUNDERBIRD, front end damage, good motor, new tires, sell for parts. 875-3023. 11/23

2 TODDLER BEDS, oak, $25 ea. 1 Little Tyke Toy Box, $10. 858-2030. 410883-2071. 11/30




The Board of Education reserves the right to reject any or all applicants, re-advertise and/or withdraw the position. The Woodbridge School District does not discriminate in the employment or educational programs, services, or activities, based on race, sex, or handicap in accordance with State and Federal Laws.

Managers & Assistant Managers We’re looking for customer service oriented people with true people skills, who possess the ability to budget, market and manage busy restaurants in Dover, Seaford, Rehoboth DE & Salisbury MD. Positions offer paid training, paid vacation, health insurance, Incentive bonus plans, and complimentary meals.


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NINTENDO GAME CUBE 2006. Used no more than 15 times. 2 controls, 4 sports games never used, 1 Mario Party game, used very little. $150. 629-4955.

STERLING ROPE BRACELET, $4 ea. Sterling silver necklaces, $10 ea. 6281880. 11/30

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GUTTER INSTALLER Eastern Shore Overhead Door Co. in Queen Anne, Md. is now accepting applications for an experienced gutter installer with a good driving record. Pay according to experience. Good Benefit Package. Contact Jean 410-479-4529

RAILS off Ford Ranger for short bed, good cond., $50. 337-7494. 11/16

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DINING ROOM TABLE, birch, 44L, 42W, 2 end leaves, 44L, 42W, 2 end leaves, 6 chairs (2 captain), exc. cond.) $1200. 6295469. 11/2

FOUTON, very good cond., $125. 875-9437. 11/9 PIANO, $150 OBO. 8587492. 11/9 NEW HARLEY HELMET, #1 logo, $75 firm. Harley Wedding Rings, $100 firm. 858-7492. 11/9 COFFEE & END TABLE, exc. cond., $80. 410-8833462. 11/9 4-PC. LR SUITE, sofa, rocker, chair & coffee table, wood trim, blue floral, $75. Phillips color TV, 12”, $25. 877.0741. 11/9

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13” - 15” tall, $5 ea. 8753935. 10/26 DOUBLE STROLLER, Stadium style (side by side), good shape, $50. 875-3099 after 1 pm. 10/19.

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WANTED TO RENT SENIOR LADY seeking to rent 1 or 2 BR trailer in areas of Delmar, Laurel, or Millsboro, Del. Good housekeeper, on S.S. income, no pets or children. Can pay approx. $350 mo. Need by Dec. 1. Call 410334-2382 or 410-742-5230. 11/16

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Home w/2 extra lots that are being perced at this time. Home & Lots will be sold separately! Friday December 15th at 5 PM – Real Estate at 5:37 PM – Lighting Provided! 3182 Bowman Rd., Seaford, DE - Sussex County Dist 5-31, Map 17 Parcels 7.08, 7.10 & 7.11 Incredible 4 BR, 3 BA Cape Cod built in 1989 on 6.51 Acres w/two extra lots, pool & fishpond.

Real Estate Preview: Dec. 5th 4 – 5 PM & Dec 10th 3 – 4 PM At the intersection of Rt. 20 West & Rt. 13 in Seaford, next to McDonalds, turn West onto Rt. 20 & follow for 3.1 miles to Woodpecker Rd. Left onto Woodpecker Rd. and follow for 4 miles to Line Rd. (SR-531). Left onto Line Rd. & follow for 0.3 miles to Matts Rd. Left onto Matts Rd. and follow for 0.3 miles to Bowman Rd. Right onto Bowman & follow for 0.1 miles to home on the right. This fantastic cape cod was built in 1989 and features 4 BR (2 Up/2 Down), 3 BA, large living room w/brick fireplace/pellet stove insert, 2 car garage, office, large game room with bar, central vacuum, swimming pool with deck, fishpond and is located on 3 lots. The home was recently updated in 2002 with a new heating system, carpet and paint. The home features a great floor plan and a beautiful country setting. The home is situated on parcel 7.08 which is 1.22 Acres. The lot is nicely landscaped and features a paved driveway and small shed . The home is on well (4”) and septic and features an additional 6” well. Parcel 7.10 is located to the north of the home and features 3.2 acres of cleared land. This lot is being perked at this time and will be offered separately from the home. Parcel 7.11 is located to the south of the home and features 2.09 acres of cleared land. This lot is being perked at this time and will be offered separately from the home. Personal property listing available soon. View website for a complete listing of the personal property. $10,000.00 down on the home and $5,000 down on lot 7.10 and lot 7.11 on the day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, prior to the auction, Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. . Brokers must have clients registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details. : Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 8% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. 2 Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food by Millie’s. 2 Hours prior to the Auction

Marshall Auctions is honored to have been chosen to sell for the Gene Phillips Estate of Salisbury, MD

At the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd., in Parsonsburg, turn North onto Forest Grove Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O.C. Rd., and follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2miles to Burgundy/Tan building on left. Signs Posted. Set of 3 Hall nesting bowls, collection of early 19th century coin silver spoons by Benedict & Squirre, Harvey-Lewis, R. Mathews, J. Warner, and C. Brewer, Heisey covered butter, selection of blown cruets, large selection of Early American patterned glass, yellow ware w/Rockingham sponge glaze (including sm. pitcher, pie plates, bowl & dish), grape carnival glass bowl, holly handled carnival glass dish, service for 8 w/serving pieces of Kongo china, lg. Limoges platter, Austrian fruit plates, lg. Johnson Bros. ironstone platter, flow blue pieces (including platter, covered sauce w/under plate, gravy boat, & plates), vintage handmade child’s/doll furniture, converted oil lamp, lot of stemware w/matching glasses, nice early hand stitched quilts w/appliqué, hand crocheted linens, Towle sterling service for 8 w/serving pieces, lg. ironstone pitcher, porcelain figurines, 2 sets of everyday china, Victorian prints & oil paintings, pushup beehive candlesticks, floral fruit plates, covered green depression candy w/gilt, deep walnut frames, sterling silver candelabras, Bradley & Hubbard brass lamp, nickel lamp, Miss America bowls, collection of finger lamps, early brass buckets, Stangl, cut glass pieces (including relish, pitcher, salts, celery, bowls, nappie, knife rest), cross picture frames, coverlets, carriage robe, gray stoneware, 2 gallon crock w/blue floral decoration, 3 gal. gray stoneware crock w/blue deco stamped RCR Philadelphia, pr. of ruby ribbed vases, cranberry glass, more not listed! Early pedal car w/porcelain State Farm Insurance sign attached, early 1960’s Ford Mustang pedal car (excellent). We will be selling approx. 125 bicycles from the City of Salisbury. The bicycles are all shapes, sizes & styles including children’s through adults. Manufactures include Huffy, Mongoose, Sprint, Dyne, Schwinn, Trek, Roadmaster & many more! : 2 drawer over 2 door small oak washstand, early pine single drawer tapered leg work table, maple drop leaf table, contemporary oak kitchen chairs, Kling cherry drop leaf table, 6 Kling cherry Windsor style chairs, Kling cherry server, walnut Eastlake washstand w/marble top, Hitchcock drop leaf coffee table, mahogany end tables, cream, blue and red 3 cushion sofa, tufted back swivel rocker, pink upholstered love seat, Kling mahogany 5 piece bedroom suite (including 8 drawer dresser w/mirror, 2 night stands, 2 over 4 drawer tall chest, and pineapple double bed), Kling 5 piece cherry bedroom suite (including 8 drawer dresser w/mirror, chest on chest, nightstand, pair of twin beds, pine cottage chest, open face washstand, Lane cedar chest, Masterfield floral print sofa, Victorian marble top stand, La-Z-Boy recliner, pine blanket chest, 4 drawer dresser with Queen Anne feet, rush seat ladder back chairs, Duncan Phyfe drop leaf table, pie crust lamp tables, Windsor style chairs, open bookcase, oval marble table, 2 wingback chairs, china cabinet, more! : Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 8% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Auction conducted inside & outside or 9,000 Sq. Ft. facility. Two Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food served by Millie’s .

Marshall Auctions in honored to sell for the Estate of Herman Neuman!

Sat. Dec. 9th at 10 Am – Real Estate sold at 12 PM – Auction held onsite! 8130 Stevens Rd., Salisbury, MD – Worcester Co. Map 35, Parcels 8 & 9 & Map 36 Parcel 40 *Beautiful Farm*Estate Car*Tractors*Collectibles*Household items*.Real Estate Preview: Nov. 27th 4 – 5 PM & Dec. 3rd 1 – 2 PM Phone: Five Generations of Combined Auction Experience 410-835-0383 or 302-856-7333 Doug Marshall, Jr., CAI, Christal Marshall, Auctioneers

View Website for Additional Information, Terms, Description & Pictures! FINISH YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING HERE!! Marvelous Public Multi-Estate Auction • Friday Night, Dec. 8, 2006, 4:30 PM Held at the Marshall Auction Facility at 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD Very Nice Selection of Primitives and Collectibles, Roseville, Hull, Eastern Shore Cherry Corner Cupboard, Early Pedal Car, 100+ Bicycles - Personal Property Preview: 2 hours prior to the Auction. Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd., in Parsonsburg, turn North onto Forest Grove Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O. C. Rd. and follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2miles to burgundy/tan building on left. Signs Posted. Bicycles (from the Salisbury Police Dept) (4:30pm): Over 100 bicycles to include Huffy, Schwinn, Roadmaster, Mongoose, Trek, and many more!! All shapes, sizes & models available from children’s to adult sizes. Furniture (5:00pm): Worcester County Cherry Corner Cupboard, Hepplewhite half round drop-leaf table w/ checker inlay, cherry queen Anne style server, hepplewhite style gate leg game table, 2 very ornately carved marble top plant stands, Victorian marble drop center dresser w/ mirror, Currier and Ives prints, cherry lighted curio, mahogany corner cabinet, walnut drop leaf table, Mediterranean style highly carved sea chest, cherry gate leg hall table, pine ice chest, 2 walnut urn splat chairs, 1 drawer work table, floral lift top sewing table, mahogany double pedestal library table, mahogany drop leaf table, 4 drawer empire chest, spool leg surrender style table, 1 pr twin mahogany turned leg beds, mahogany double bed, 6 drawer oak dresser, oak double bed, oak shaving mirror, oak barrister bookcase, Victorian marble top table, ladies oak rocker, cane seat and back rocker, oak travel desk, Hickory Hill floral sofa and chair, suede card table, maple dinette set, iron coal stove, 2 iron beds, 9x12 Karastan rug, 13x15 oriental rug, Victorian prints, quilts and more. Glass/China/Collectables (7pm): Early State Farm Mutual Pedal Car, Sessions banjo ship clock, Pr of Roseville Planters, Roseville Bowl, Northwood fruit bowl, 2 hull vases, hull basket, McCoy planters, Johnson Bros washbowl and pitcher, 62 pc Havilland china, portrait plates, cranberry glass, Bristol vases, Staffordshire, amber juice set, rayo lamp, hull planter, Primitives- chopper, branding iron, cabbage cutter, tobacco cutter, brass arm shackle, locks, bailing hooks, meat cleaver, meat slicer, and more- wooden three prong hay fork, oak wall telephone, bitters and bottles, 3 early horse and buggy weights, railroad smudge pot, nitty notty, wheat flails, iron door stops, lg. quantity of dark town figures and ads, iron ball and chain, early pewter plates, blacksmith’s double burner kerosene light, push up candle holders, Bennington Toby jug, cast iron cars and trucks, small oil paintings, Annapolis skipjack print, beer advertisements, lg quantity of Camel Joe advertisements, 16 gauge H&R topper, local post cards, fractional currency, and much more! Box lots will be sold at the end of the sale: 19th Century cupboard top, misc cut and pressed glass glassware, china, lesser furniture, picture frames, fireplace tools, Christmas ornaments and much more!! Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 8% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Vehicle titles held 10 days unless paid by cash/credit card. Auction conducted inside & outside or 9,000 Sq. Ft. facility. Two Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food served by Millie’s.


Marshall Auctions in honored to sell for the Estate of Herman Neuman!

Sat. Dec. 9th at 10 Am – Real Estate sold at 12 PM – Auction held onsite! 8130 Stevens Rd., Salisbury, MD – Worcester Co. Map 35, Parcels 8 & 9 & Map 36 Parcel 40 *Beautiful Farm*Estate Car*Tractors*Collectibles*Household items*.

Real Estate Preview: Nov. 27th 4 – 5 PM & Dec. 3rd 1 – 2 PM Directions: At the intersection of the Rt. 13 bypass and St. Lukes Rd. in Fruitland, exit the Bypass and turn South onto St. Lukes Rd. and follow for 3.7 miles to Greenbrier Swamp Rd. Turn right onto Greenbrier and follow to farm on the right. Signs Posted. Description: Incredible 187 Acre +/- Farm located in Worcester County just outside of Salisbury, MD. The farm consists of 3 parcels with frontage on Greenbrier Swamp Rd. and a right-of-way access off of Stevens Rd. Referred to as Worcester County Taxmap 35 Parcel 8 & 9 and Taxmap 36 Parcel 40. Parcel 8 consists of 77.5 acres of land +/- and includes the homesite featuring a 1,300 Sq. Ft. 2 story home with 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. Furthermore this parcel is improved by 15 outbuildingsParcel 9 consists of 40 Acres +/- of land and includes agricultural land and woodland. Parcel 40 consists of 70 Acres +/- and consists of mainly agricultural land with a small amount of woodland. This farm has belonged to Mr. Newman since the 1950’s and has excellent potential. The farm is currently being surveyed and may be sold in parcels. Furniture: Primitive pine cabinet, primitive farm table, 5 T-back oak chairs, metal kitchen cabinets, oak dresser w/mirror, Emerson 19” TV, maple single bed, floor lamp, tiger oak server, Panasonic 13” TV, 2 oak plant stands, 5 drawer mah. dresser, iron beds, 2 dr. 2 drawer dresser w/mirror, 2 dr. 3 drawer tall chest, maple rocker, oak pressed back chair, Oak tall chest w/mirror, claw foot empire dresser, dome top trunk, white deco. chairs, wood burning stove, oak drop leaf table, 4X8 slate pool table, oak rocker, more! Collectibles: Murray Bag Co. advertising mirror, Holt Oil Co. Tydol thermometer, pictures & prints, Hohner accordion, Winchester adv. tin, child’s wood & tin violin, hand crank film viewer, banjo, collapsible top hat, vintage Christmas decorations, Little Wo nder records, Barnett Feed Co. thermometer, Getty gas pump, oak barrels, nail kegs, wooden adv. boxes, printed feed bags, WW2 Army uniform, Franklin Sugar bags, Nock Coal Co. adv. thermometer, early radio & tubes, child’s pool table, U.S. presentation flags, slaw board, collectible oil cans, Pilchard Bros. adv. thermometer. Tools/Miscellaneous: Metal cutting bandsaw, bench grinder, air products arc welder, Duracraft drill press, small anvil, 4 HP Craftsman air compressor, acetylene torch, Craftsman open & box wrenches, weedeater trimmer, leaf blower, post hole digger, hedge trimmer, Black & Decker grinder-polisher, oil drum pump, battery charger, Stihl 029 chainsaw, Black & Decker electric chainsaw, 2 _ HP skilsaw, Craftsman level & transit, Craftsman ratchets & sockets, tongue wrench, angle grinder, masonry tools, hay forks, pitchforks, 2 man crosscut saw, hand saws, drill bits, extension cords, motor oil, antifreeze, hydraulic oil, lithium grease, early MW incubator, rolls of all kinds of wire & fencing, creosote fence post, burlap bags, lg. animal traps, lg. quantity rubber tie downs, baskets, pallets, rolls of nylon mat, grain shovels, rough cut oak boards. Forklift/Equipment/Lawnmower/Vehicles: 1999 Olds 88 w/17,384 original miles, Clark forklift, 4,000 lb capacity, 189” triple stage mast, automatic, propane (no tank incl.), John Deere X485 Riding mower w/62” cut, (only 42 Hours), JD utility yard cart, Allis Chalmers WD-45 w/front end loader, Allis Chalmers 6140 w/ 1310 hours, new rear tires, 2 utility trailers w/wooden sides, 1959 Ford flatbed farm truck, Craftsman LT1000, 18 HP 42” cut, Dynamark lawn tractor, White LF135 13.5 HP for parts, battery drive tricycle. Real Estate Terms: DEPOSIT TO BE DETERMINED! Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, including lead paint, prior to the auction, Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers must have clients registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details. Property will be sold in parcels and combined to determine the highest sale price. Terms Personal Property: Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 8% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. 2 Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Vehicle Titles will be held 10 days if paying by check. Food by Millie’s.

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UPCOMING GUN/DECOY AUCTION – Date to be determined. Held in Jan. 2006 - Men’s Night Out Auction! Held at the Marshall Auction Facility on 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD. This will be a Multi-Estate Auction and will feature over 100 modern firearms including pistols, rifles & shotguns. Includes an extremely rare Smith & Wesson Schofield .45 Cal revolver, 2 German Lugers, Japanese WWII Nambos 8mm pistol, Several Fox Sterlingworth, Parker, Browning, Winchester shotguns, M1 Garand, two 30 cal. Carbines, 30-40 Krag, & many more. A nice selections of Decoys will also be sold. WE ARE GLADLY ACCEPTING QUALITY CONSIGNMENTS FOR THIS AUCTION

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LEGALS ORDINANCE 2006-7 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE TOWN OF LAUREL’S COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, CERTIFIED MARCH 29, 2004 WHEREAS, the Town has previously received notice from the State Office of Land Use Planning that it certified the Town’s Comprehensive Plan on March 29, 2004, pursuant to 29 Delaware Code, Section 9103 (f); WHEREAS, the Town subsequently amended its Comprehensive Plan, in early 2006, by adding 510+/- acres in the northeast and eastern quadrants of its growth and annexation boundaries and by deleting a comparable amount of acreage on the easterly and southeasterly side of the Town; WHEREAS, the Town, in the course of adding the aforesaid 510 +/- acres to its growth and annexation boundaries projected the future land use to be primarily commercial; WHEREAS, it now appears that the future land use for such acreage may be of a mixed use nature, and that it would therefore be more appropriate to designate the aforesaid 510 +/acres for mixed use development; and

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on November 6, 2006, following fifteen (15) days notice in an official paper or paper of general circulation in the municipality on the subject of amending the Comprehensive Plan of the Town of Laurel. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Mayor and Town Council, in session met, a quorum pertaining at all times thereto, that the Comprehensive Plan of the Town of Laurel, certified by the State of Delaware on March 29, 2004, be and is hereby amended by the Town of Laurel, by changing the projected land use for 510+/- acres in its northeast and eastern quadrants (Tax Parcel Nos: 1-31 12.00109, 109.01, 110-112, 112.01, 112.02, 112.03, 112.04, 112.05, 114.03, 118, 119 and 123, 232/6.00/40 & 41), to a mixed use development designation. AND BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Assistant Town Administrator be and is hereby directed to cause a notice which shall consist of a true copy of this ordinance, in full or by title only, to be published in the Star, a newspaper of general circulation in the Town of Laurel, if the ordinance is passed following the Second Reading.

DELMAR SCHOOL DISTRICT SCHEDULES REFERENDUM The Delmar School District will hold a referendum on Tuesday, December 5, 2006 to seek voter approval to float bonds through the State of Delaware to continue the previously approved construction of six [6] additional middle school classrooms and two-thousand [2,000] additional square feet of cafeteria space. The additional monies appropriated and approved by the Delaware Legislature in June 2006 will be 80% funded by the State of Delaware. The 20% local share of $560,000 will be funded through bond sales for the school construction. THIS REFERENDUM DOES NOT INCREASE THE SCHOOL TAX RATE. In the six years since the construction of the 20 million dollar Delmar School District/Delmar Middle and Senior High School, the enrollment has climbed from under 700 students to 1070 in 2006, with increases anticipated in coming years. The additional space will greatly improve services and class enrollments. The election will be held in the Delmar District Board of Education Room with polls open from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. If approved, planning will begin immediately, and construction is expected to start the following year. Voters may obtain absentee ballots by contacting the Department of Elections for Sussex County, 114 N. Race Street, Georgetown, DE 19947 [302]856-5367. Any resident of the Delmar, DE School District, eighteen years of age or older with proof of residency, may vote in the referendum. Voters, however, need not be registered to vote. Any questions concerning the referendum should be directed to the District Office. Informational meetings will be held at 7:00 pm in the auditorium of the Delmar Middle and Senior High School on Wednesday, November 15, 2006, and again, Wednesday, November 29, 2006.

✳ NOV. 30 - DEC. 6, 2006

This Ordinance will become effective upon its enactment following the second reading. Date of First Reading: November 6, 2006. Date of Second Reading: November 20, 2006. MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF LAUREL, DELAWARE By: John J. Shwed, Mayor Attest: Jamie Smith, Asst. Town Administrator 11/30/1tc

PUBLIC HEARING The Commission of Bridgeville, Delaware, in cooperation with the Sussex County Council (SCC), and the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA), will hold a public hearing so that all citizens can have an opportunity to participate in the development of an application to the State of Delaware Community Development Block Grant Program for a grant under the provisions of the Community Development Act of 1977. The primary objective of the Community Development Program is the development of viable urban communities, including decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. It is also a primary objective to alleviate physical and economic distress through the stimulation of private investment and community revitalization in areas of population out-migration or a stagnating or declining tax base. In accordance with the Section 106 Review Process established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended,

comments are especially encouraged from interested agencies and individuals with respect to undertakings that may affect historic properties of significance to such agencies and individuals. The hearing will be held in the Bridgeville Town Hall, Bridgeville, Delaware on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. A status report for FY-06will also be included. For more information contact William Lecates, Director of Community Development and Housing at 855-7777. 11/30/1tc

PUBLIC HEARING The Town of Blades, 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

Town of Bethel, Delaware Bethel Town Office Main Street, P.O. Box 310 Bethel, Delaware 19931

PUBLIC NOTICE SCHEDULED MEETINGS OF THE TOWN OF BETHEL PLANNING COMM ISSION The Town of Bethel has appointed a Town of Bethel Planning Commission in accordance with Delaware state law. The Planning Commission will guide the preparation and later the implementation of the Town of Bethel Comprehensive Plan. It will also advise the Town Council on planning and zoning matters, oversee an update of the Town’s Zoning Ordinance once the Comprehensive Plan has been completed and be responsible for reviewing conservation, building and development activity. The Planning Commission will meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month (with the exception of December 2006) at 7:30 PM in the Town of Bethel Community Center on Main Street. It will meet on the following dates: September 12, 2006 October 10, 2006 November 14, 2006 December 12, 2006

September 26, 2006 October 24, 2006 November 28, 2006

The public is invited to attend all meetings of the Planning Commission.

PAGE 37 declining tax base. In accordance with the Section 106 Review Process established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, comments are especially encouraged from interested agencies and individuals with respect to undertakings that may affect historic properties of significance to such agencies and individuals. The hearing will be held in the Blades Harding Hall, Blades, Delaware on Monday, December 11, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. A status report for FY-06will also be included. For more information contact William Lecates, Director of Community Development and Housing at 8557777. 11/30/1tc

LEGAL NOTICE Greenwood Liquor, Inc. T/A Greenwood Liquor has on November 20, 2006 applied with the Alcoholic Beverage Commissioner for a license by store to sell alcoholic liquor not for consumption on the premises where sold located at 12599 Sussex Highway, Greenwood, DE 19950. If you wish to protest this application you can file a written protest, signed by at least ten (10) residents or property owners located within one (1) mile of the premises, or in any incorporated areas located within one (1) mile of the premises. The protest must be filed with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner at the 3rd Floor, Carvel State Office Building, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. The protest must be received by the Commissioner’s Office on or before December 20, 2006. Failure to file such a protest may result in the Commissioner considering the application without notice, input or hearing. If you have questions regarding this matter please contact the Commissioner’s Office at 302.577.5222. 11/23/3tc

NOTICE OF APPLICATION “Castaways, Inc. T/A The Castaways have on November 13, 2006, applied with the Alcoholic Beverage Control (“Commissioner”) seeking a 1,700 square foot extension of premise. Extension includes adding handicap-accessible restrooms, storage space and a 2,450 square foot outdoor patio. Licensee request variance(s) to allow external speakers or amplifiers, live entertainment and a wet bar on licensed patio.

Premises located at 30739 Sussex Highway Laurel, DE. Persons who are against this application should provide written notice of their objections to the Commissioner. For the Commissioner to be required to hold a hearing to consider additional input from persons against the application, the Commissioner must receive one or more documents containing a total of at least 10 signatures of residents or property owners located within 1 mile of the premises or in any incorporated areas located within 1 mile of the premises. The protest(s) must be filed with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioner at the 3rd Floor, Carvel State Office Building, 820 North French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. The protest(s) must be received by the Commissioner’s Office on or before December 18, 2006. Failure to file such a protest may result in the Commissioner considering the application without further notice, input or hearing. If you have questions regarding this matter please contact the Commissioner’s Office.” 11/23/3tc

NOTICE Estate of David R. English, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of David R. English who departed this life on the 7th day of September, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE, were duly granted unto June Williams on the 21st day of November, A.D. 2006, 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 7th day of May, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: June Williams 8985 Bacon Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: Michael McGroerty, Esq. 110 Pine St. Seaford, DE 19973 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 11/30/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Linda R. Russell, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of See LEGALS—page 38

PAGE 38 LEGALS - from Page 37 Linda R. Russell who departed this life on the 14th day of October, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE, were duly granted unto Amy K. Russell on the 15th day of November, A.D. 2006, 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. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratrix: Amy K. Russell 710 Woodlawn Ave., Seaford, DE 19973 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 11/30/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Delores E. McDowell, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Delores E. McDowell who departed this life on the 15th day of October, A.D. 2006 late of Bridgeville, DE, were duly granted unto Perry L. Bell on the 20th day of November, A.D. 2006, 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 15th day of June, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Perry L. Bell 17251 Hawk Rd., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Attorney: Shannon R. Owens, Esq. Procino Wells, LLC 123 Pennsylvania Ave. Seaford, DE 19973 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 11/30/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Elizabeth F. Phillips, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Elizabeth F. Phillips who departed this life on the 28th day of October, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE, were duly granted unto David W. Baker, Esq. on the 14th day of November, A.D. 2006, 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

MORNING STAR deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 28th day of June, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: David W. Baker, Esq. 109 South Race St., Georgetown, DE 19947 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 11/30/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Paul H. Jestice, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Paul H. Jestice who departed this life on the 6th day of November, A.D. 2006 late of Laurel, DE, were duly granted unto Doris C. Larrimore on the 14th day of November, A.D. 2006, 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 6th day of July, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Doris C. Larrimore 31322 E. Trap Pond Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. 109 South Race St. Georgetown, DE 19947 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 11/30/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Doris L. Johnson, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Doris L. Johnson who departed this life on the 12th day of November, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE, were duly granted unto Cathy L. Lewis, Karen M. Milliken on the 17th day of November, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executrices on or before the 12th day of July, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executrices: Cathy L. Lewis 29117 Discount Land Rd., Laurel, DE 19956

✳ NOV. 30 - DEC. 6, 2006

Karen M. Milliken 26356 Old Carriage Rd., Seaford, DE 19973 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 11/30/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Roland Oliphant, a/k/a R. Lee Oliphant, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Roland Oliphant, a/k/a R. Lee Oliphant who departed this life on the 23rd day of September, A.D. 2006 late of Laurel, DE, were duly granted unto Wayne L. Oliphant on the14th day of November, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator on or before the 23rd day of May, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Wayne L. Oliphant 8358 Hilda Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 11/23/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Myrtle Lee Bechtel, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Myrtle Lee Bechtel who departed this life on the 20th day of October, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE, were duly granted unto Thomas S. Bechtel on the 1st day of November, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 20th day of June, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Thomas S. Bechtel 11201 Sharptown Rd., Mardela Springs, MD 21837 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 11/16/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Helen E. Passwaters, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Helen E. Passwaters who departed this life on the 9th day of October, A.D. 2006

Barbara Gullett, who will be 100 next Thursday, stands with her son George on the front porch of her Harrington Street home. She has lived in this home since she and her husband, Herbert, moved there in 1940.

Former SHS music teacher will turn 100 next week Next week, on Thursday, Dec. 7, longtime Seaford resident Barbara Gullett will turn 100. “As you know, Dec. 7 is Pearl Harbor Day,” said her son, George P. Gullett, Baton Rouge, La. “However, her birth day occurred 35 years before the invasion of Pearl Harbor.” Gullett was born in Plymouth, N.H. She is a descendant of William Leete, who became the first governor of the Connecticut Colonies in 1661. Her grandfather Henry Agustus Swett was from Auburn, Maine, and served as a foot soldier in the Civil War. She received degrees from Plymouth Normal School and Columbia University in New York City and moved to Seaford in the early 1930s to teach music at Seaford High School. In Seaford, she met her future husband, William Herbert Gullett. He was known as “Herb” and, after his father, Simeon Pennewell Gullett, “Sim.” Herb and Barbara were married July 4, 1935. late of Bridgeville, DE, were duly granted unto William Coulter Passwaters, Earlee H. Passwaters on the 3rd day of November, A.D. 2006, 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 9th day of June, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: William Coulter Passwaters 18450 S. Main St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Earlee H. Passwaters

They moved into their home at 321 Harrington St., where Gullett has lived since, in 1940. Herb was a cabinet and boat builder as well as a hunter and fisherman. They had four children, Nan, Rosemary, George and James. In addition to music, Gullett enjoyed art. She studied painting under local artists Howard Schroeder and Jack Lewis. Herb died in 1980. In addition, two of their children are deceased: Nan (2005) and James (2006). Rosemary lives in New Orleans; her mother will spend her birthday there. Gullett has 11 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. “Her strong Christian background, her love for nature and her kind, non-critical nature is an inspiration to her family and friends,” George Gullett said. Birthday cards to Barbara Gullett can be sent to her at her daughter’s home, 3660 White Oak Ave., New Orleans, LA 70131.

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Thanksgiving Day leftovers are good for something Got leftovers? As anxiety-filled as my preparing for the big Thanksgiving feast is, it’s almost as nerve-wracking trying to find room in the fridge for all the remnants of that happy meal. I keep it all. After all that work, there’s no way I’m tossing even one Brussels sprout until it’s unrecognizable. And besides, there are no better leftovers than Thanksgiving leftovers. If you were wise to cook a large enough bird to have leftovers, here are some tips: Pull all the meat off the carcass and cut large parts into small pieces before refrigerating. As the folks at Epicurious tell us, this not only saves space but it allows the turkey to cool more quickly and spend less time in the temperature range in which bacteria can grow (anything above 40 degrees). Cover the meat tightly so that it stays as moist as possible. If reheating, you may want to moisten the leftover meat with some chicken broth or turkey stock. And if all you have left is bones, don’t let them go to waste. Make turkey stock. If you’d like something a bit more unique than my favorite cold turkey sandwich with mayo, try one of these delightful uses for your leftovers. Asian Turkey-Noodle Soup with Ginger and Chiles Serves 6 3 and 1/2 ounces medium-wide (linguinewidth) rice noodles, broken into 6-inch lengths. (Rice noodles and fish sauce, below, are available in the Asian foods

The Practical Gourmet section of most supermarkets.) Boiling water 6 cups homemade turkey stock or low-salt chicken broth 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots (about 3 large) 6 1/8-inch-thick rounds of peeled, fresh ginger 2 tablespoons fish sauce or soy sauce 2 cups diced cooked turkey meat (about 10 ounces) Fresh bean sprouts Fresh mint leaves Thinly sliced Serrano chilies Lime wedges Place noodles in large bowl. Add enough boiling water to cover noodles. Let stand until noodles are soft, about 5 minutes; drain. Combine stock, shallots, ginger and fish sauce in large pot. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover partially, and simmer 10 minutes. Discard ginger slices. Return stock to boil. Stir in noodles and turkey; simmer until turkey is heated through, about 3 minutes. Ladle soup into bowls. Serve, allowing diners to top each serving with bean

sprouts, mint leaves, chilies, and lime wedges to squeeze over. “Bon Appétit,” November 2004 Cheddar, Turkey and Cranberry on Sourdough Makes 4 sandwiches 8 slices sourdough bread 6 tablespoons cranberry sauce 8 ounces cheddar cheese (2 cups grated) 8 ounces roasted turkey breast 1 tablespoon softened, lightly-salted butter Spread 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce on each of 4 slices of bread. Add 2 ounces of cheddar onto each piece, followed by two ounces of roasted turkey. Cover each prepared bread slice and evenly butter the top of each sandwich. Place each sandwich butter side down in a frying pan over medium heat. While the first side is grilling, butter the second side of bread. Cook until golden and crusty, about 3-4 minutes. Carefully turn and cook until second side is golden, about 2-3 minutes more. The Comfort Diner, New York, NY Turkey Enchiladas Adobo Serves 4 8 6-inch diameter corn tortillas 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 1 16-ounce can or jar enchilada sauce 6 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided

2 teaspoons chopped canned chipotle chilies plus 1 tablespoon adobo sauce 2 cups (about 10 ounces) diced roasted turkey 3/4 cup 1/3-inch dice assorted red, green, yellow, and/or orange bell peppers, divided 1 cup (packed) grated Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican-style cheese blend (about 4 ounces) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stack tortillas and wrap in foil. Warm in oven until heated through, about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat oil in 12-inch ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in enchilada sauce, 2 tablespoons cilantro and chopped chilies. Simmer over medium heat 5 minutes to blend flavors, stirring often. While enchilada sauce simmers, mix turkey, 1/2 cup bell peppers, 2 tablespoons cilantro, and 1 teaspoon adobo sauce in small bowl. Unwrap tortillas and arrange in single layer on work surface. Fill each tortilla with about 1/4 cup turkey mixture and roll up. Preheat broiler. Place enchiladas, seam side down, in simmering sauce, spooning some sauce over each. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese and remaining 1/4 cup bell peppers. Place skillet in broiler and cook until enchiladas are heated through and cheese is melted, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle enchiladas with remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro and serve. “Bon Appétit,” February 2004

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Laurel Star Sports Walmsley is new Laurel High girls’ basketball head coach By Mike McClure

Delmar defensive back Tevin Jackson tackles Caravel’s Leo Cheaton during last weekend’s state semifinal game in Bear. The Wildcats finished at 11-1 with the loss to Caravel. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar’s season comes to an end with 41-15 loss to Caravel By Mike McClure The Delmar Wildcat varsity football team’s season came to a close with a 4115 loss to the defending champion Caravel Bucs in the Division II state semifinals last Saturday in Bear. The loss ended the Wildcats’ quest for a state championship and brought their overall record to 11-1 after a 10-0 regular season mark. “They’re a good football team. They did everything they’re supposed to do,” Delmar head coach David Hearn said. “It’s the first game this season where our first hit didn’t bring them down.” Caravel started the game with the ball on their own 47 yard line and had a third and one on the Delmar 35 when Delmar’s Jordan Johnson, Justin Thomas, and David Bradshaw stopped fullback Vinnie Ranauto for no gain. Caravel’s Alfonso Hoggard picked up the first down with a two-yard run on fourth and one. Johnson stopped Leo Cheaton after a three-yard pick up on second and 14 and Darren Collins broke up a pass to force the Bucs to punt. The Wildcat offense was held to three plays and out but a bad exchange on the punt attempt forced punter Seth Benson to toss a pass to Kerry King who was brought down short of the first down. Caravel took over on the Delmar 27 but again the Delmar defense stepped up. Delmar took over on downs after Jenson Dennard stopped Cheaton after a one-

First year head coach Kevin Walmsley takes over a young Laurel varsity girls’ basketball program which features two returning seniors and several freshmen and sophomores. “They’re good kids, that’s why I came over here,” said Walmsley. “This year I just want them to learn the game and be competitive and just bring it every night.” Walmsley spent the previous two years as the Laurel boys’ basketball JV head coach after coaching the Laurel Middle School boys’ team 200-03. One of those years he also coached the girls’ team. This year he is assisted by Doug Brown and Heather O’Neal. Last year’s team, coached by Bruce Smart, went 14-8 overall. One of the key losses from that team is all-conference player Ashley Bennett who graduated last spring. The returning players from last season include seniors Twyla Hill (G) and Tiffany Evans (C) and sophomores Sharay Smith (F), Dametra Hammond (G), Tykia Briddell (G), Morgan Johnson (F), Diane Paul (C), Brenee Lee (F), and Twila McCrea (F). “Bruce did an awesome job getting these girls (sophomores who played on varsity team as freshmen) ready,” Walmsley said. The team’s newcomers are sophomore

Laurel’s Twyla Hill is one of two returning seniors for the varsity girls’ basketball team which will be led by first year varsity coach Kevin Walmsley. Photo by Mike McClure

Keisha Oney (F) and freshmen Tomorrow Briddell (G), Kenisha Wilson (C), Mariah Continued on page 45

Giles looks for team work from boys’ basketball team By Mike McClure

Delmar senior quarterback Alan Preston takes a warm up toss during half-time of his team’s state semifinal loss to Caravel last Saturday night. Photo by Mike McClure

yard gain on fourth and five. Thomas, Donald Poole, and Tevin Jackson also made tackles on the defensive stand. Caravel got the ball back following a Wildcat punt and got on the board first on a five-yard touchdown run by Ranauto. Evan Sestak added the extra point to give the Bucs a 7-0 advantage with 8:40 left in the half. Delmar was held to three plays and out but a Caravel fumble on the punt was recovered by the Wildcats’ Taylor Ballard Continued on page 43

Second year head coach Clarence Giles is looking for his Laurel varsity boys’ basketball team to play as a team more this season. “The ultimate goal is to play as a team. I truly believe if we play as a team that we’re going to be successful,” Giles said. The Bulldogs’ returning players include seniors Trent Passwaters (C), Chris Hall (G), and Dexter Wise (F); junior Lance Kelley (G); and sophomores David Albert (F/G) and Jernel Ross (G). “Some of the kids have really worked in the off season,” Giles said. “Now it’s a matter of pulling everything together to be successful as a team.” Gone from last season is Jerry Bagwell, who led the team in scoring. This year’s key newcomers are Scott Hall, Josh Stanley, Holy Exume, and Carey Shelton. “We’re expecting a lot from our returning guys and our new guys,” said Giles. “Overall it’s just important that we play as a cohesive group.” Unlike during football season (Giles is a varsity football assistant), basketball doesn’t afford coaches the luxury of a week to prepare for a game. There also is-

Laurel senior Trent Passwaters goes up for a layup during a game last season. Head coach Clarence Giles is looking for the Bulldogs to play as a team this year. Photo by Mike McClure

n’t as much time in the pre-season for coaches to get ready for the season. “The preparation time is a lot less than in football,” Giles said. He believes Woodbridge, Indian River, Continued on page 45



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MUSKRATS- Shown (l to r) is the Mighty Muskrats U6 NYSA soccer team which was coached by Connie Yeary and Ryan Walls (not pictured): Kathleen Yeary, Logan Walls, Alex Hearn, Dylan Hitch, Laine Dickerson, Mitchell Harris, and Sarah Jones.

TROPHY EXCHANGE- Woodbridge head football coach John Parker, left, presents the Kiwanis trophy to Delmar head coach David Hearn during the annual post game banquet last Monday night. Photo by Mike McClure

BULLDOG NOMINEE- Shown (l to r) are Laurel Pop Warner Midget football coach Mike Kelley, Nicholas Munoz, and Laurel Midget coach Glenn Phillips Jr. Munoz was nominated for the Casey Lynch Leadership Award by Kelley and Phillips. The award was created in memory of Delmar Pop Warner football player Casey Lynch, who demonstrated the leadership values on and off the field that make up the foundation of the Pop Warner football and cheer organization. Nick will be competing with other Henlopen Pop Warner nominees for the award which will be presented at the annual banquet in January.

TITAN COACH- Former T.C. Williams Titans head football coach Bill Yoast speaks during the Bridgeville-Delmar Kiwanis banquet last week. Yoast’s 1971 Virginia state championship team was the basis for the movie “Remember the Titans”. See story on page 46. Photo by Mike McClure

The Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences boys’ soccer team which finished the 2006 season with a victory over Holly Grove of Dover, 1-0. The Dragons, under the direction of coach Drew Christian, closed the season with a 4-3-1 record. Shown (l to r) is: First row- Capt. Eathen Lee; Second row- Michael Dopler, Mason Calvert, Jerriod Norris, Christoph Allard, Nathaniel Christian, Ryan Fitzgerald, Johathan Miller, Daren Willey, Mathew Dopler; Third Row- Jonathan Garcia, Zimri Gomez, Nelson Lopez, Zane McKaskill, Capt. James Smith, Capt. Sam Spellman, Anson Marsh, Harrison Fink, Edgar Aceves, and coach Drew Christian. Photo by Norah McMurray Fink


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Delmar Sports Scene By Tommy Young The 2006 Delmar High School football season came to an end last Saturday evening up at Bear, Delaware, when they lost their semifinal playoff game to Caravel Academy 41-15. They left Delmar Saturday afternoon with an 11-0 record, but when they reached their destination, they soon found out they had left something back in Delmar, their A-game. They could have blamed their performance in Bear on the artificial turf, something they have not played on this year, the two hour bus ride, or a couple of their key players playing with injuries, but they did not make any excuses and just figured they had met a better team, but still took the defeat very hard, especially the seniors who had gone through a lot to reach this point in their football careers. In 2003 and 2004, they played on two teams that were in the process of rebuilding after 22 varsity players had graduated from the 2002 state championship team, and they were only able to win four games in those two seasons, but everything started to fall in place in 2005 as they were on the team that went 8-2 and were nosed out for a playoff spot. Then came 2006, and the expectations for a great season were good, and maybe another state championship. Everything went well for the first three games of the season as the Wildcats won all three with ease, and then the dreaded “injury bug” arrived and stayed with the team off and on the rest of the season. The first casualty was Jenson Dennard who had been sharing the running back duties with Jeremy Layton. He broke a bone in his forearm, and at first they thought he would be out for the season, but he continued to work out with the team after his arm was operated on and was only out for weeks as he came back to play only for a play or two with a cast on his arm. Jenson was a two-way player and finally came back to play on defense the last couple of games. Meanwhile, another two-way player, Matt Campbell, sprained his hand and wrist, and although he continued to play some, he never got back to his original health status. However, this shows the kind of players this team was made up of and how much they thought they could go all the way. Then the “bug” struck again as Jeremy Layton went down with a knee injury (ACL) and was lost for the season. So, you see, this team went through a lot of adversity, but still managed to win their conference title and stay undefeated until last Saturday night. Most teams anywhere would be happy with an 11-1 season, but not the 2006 Delmar football team as they felt they could go all the way and could not be happy with anything else, especially the seniors. Now to finish up my thoughts on the Caravel game, they met a team that they did not match up too well with as they were quick like our team, but had several power backs that had a very good line in

front of them. Although Delmar stuck with them the first half, as the score was 13-7 at half-time, the Wildcat’s defense was on the field most of the time, and by the time the third quarter started, they were worn down to the point where they had trouble stopping them on the ground and through the air. As far as the Wildcats’ offense was concerned, it all began with their quarterback Alan Preston, who had done a good job all season, but he did not have much of a chance Saturday evening because he had Caravel players in his face all night long and only got a chance to complete a few passes. Without them, Delmar could not get their ground game going. The best chance they had to get back in the game was in the middle of the third quarter. We were only trailing by two touchdowns when Matt Campbell caught a pass and ran it 50 yards down to the Caravel 9-yard line. Had we scored from there, it would only put us down by six points and given us the boost we needed to think we could win the game. However, two running plays and two passes never got us in, and after this, it was all over because the defense was worn down, and we never got anything else going on offense and went down to this 41-15 defeat. ASSISTS AND ERRORS- For the 47th straight year, these senior football players from the 2006 Woodbridge and Delmar High Schools football teams were treated to their traditional dinner by the Delmar and Bridgeville Kiwanis Clubs last Monday evening, November 20. The Kiwanis clubs take turns hosting the dinner, and this year it was Bridgeville’s turn, and they not only provided a fine meal, but had a famous person as their guest speaker, the coach of the “Titans” of movie fame, who was very interesting, but I doubt if the folks in the back could hear him because he spoke very softly and really needed a microphone. Fortunately, the Delmar players and Kiwanis members were seated up front and could hear him pretty well. However, no one had any trouble hearing Coach Parker or Coach Hearn as they introduced their players and complemented each other on their seasons before the main event, the exchanging of the trophy, which has to be won three years in a row to gain permanent possession. The Kiwanis clubs will have to purchase a new one for next year because Coach Hearn brought this trophy back to Delmar High for good as the Wildcats have won the game the last three years. The 13 seniors from Delmar were Alan Preston, Jordan Johnson, Ryan Causey, Marquis Leatherbury, Jenson Dennard, Donald Poole, Darren Collins, Bruce Roberts, Corey Marvel, Bob Bingham, Barry Bratten, David Pollitt, and Jason Lynch. All of these fellows played a part in making the Wildcats a conference champion and hopefully another state title. Woodbridge graduated about the same number.

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Delmar football continued on the Caravel 27. Dennard had a nineyard run before Thomas scored from 16 yards out and Benson added the PAT to make it 7-7 with 7:18 remaining. On Caravel’s next possession, Ranauto pounded away for five runs for 32 yards. Bradshaw dropped Cheaton for a fouryard loss and Dennard batted down a pass on second and 14 before Buccaneer quarterback Brian Potts completed a 15-yard touchdown pass to John Slank for a 13-7 lead with 48 seconds left in the half. Delmar got the ball back on its own 33 and tried some trickery in the waning seconds. Alan Preston completed a pass to Poole who pitched the ball to Marquis Leatherbury for a 26-yard play. Thomas caught a pass and ran to the Caravel 11 but the play was called back due to an illegal shift penalty on the Wildcats. On fourth and seven with eight seconds left, Preston handed the ball off to Jackson who gave it to Matt Campbell for a pass attempt down field. Campbell’s pass to Poole fell incomplete but a pass interference penalty gave Delmar one last shot on first and 10 on the Caravel 23 with no time left in the half. Preston’s pass to King was incomplete and the score remained 13-7 at the half. The Buc defense held Delmar to three plays and out to start the third quarter. Travis Perez returned Benson’s punt to the Wildcat 37 and Cheaton ran 30 yards for a touchdown on third and three. Ranauto was stopped by Thomas on the two point try to keep the score at 19-7 with 8:54 left. Delmar marched down the field thanks to a nine-yard run by Leatherbury, a fouryard gain by Dennard on third and inches, and an unsportsmanlike penalty on Car-

Delmar senior Darren Collins looks to the sideline during his final varsity football game. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar’s Matt Campbell looks for room to run after catching a pass from senior quarterback Alan Preston during last week’s semifinal football game. Photo by Mike McClure

avel which helped move the ball to midfield. Dennard added a 35-yard run to set up first and goal on the nine, but Delmar couldn’t find the end zone in four tries and the Bucs got the ball back on their own 11. Caravel moved the ball with Ranauto picking up a pair of first downs on third and short. Potts completed a 31-yard pass to Slank on third and 13 before finding Kris Enslen on a 10-yard touchdown pass. Perez ran in the two-point conversion to make the score 27-7 with 10:32 left in the game. A Caravel fumble recovery set up a one-yard touchdown run by Potts on a keeper with Sestak adding the extra point (34-7) with 9:25 remaining. Delmar kept battling as Fernandez Batson returned the Caravel kick to midfield. Thomas ran for seven yards thanks in part to a nice block by King before adding a five-yard run on fourth and three from the 43 to keep the drive alive. Preston completed a 13-yard pass to Poole before finding his fellow senior again for a 23yard touchdown after Poole fought his way into the end zone. Dennard spun his way into the end zone for two to make it 34-15 with 7:36 to go in the game. Hoggard added a four-yard touchdown run with Sestak connecting for the PAT with 3:09 left to give Caravel the 41-15 win and a berth in the championship game. “We put in a great season, everybody played hard week by week,” said Hearn. “It was a great season. That’s the only problem with a state tournament, there’s only going to be one winner.”

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Delmar football year in review: Wildcats win South By Mike McClure “There aren’t many years you wouldn’t do cart wheels for an 8-2 season as a coach. The expectations are high for this group because they came so close. They want to do better,” Delmar head coach David Hearn told the Star at the beginning of the 2006 football season. Although they didn’t go as far as they would have like to, the Delmar Wildcats surpassed last season’s accomplishments by going 10-0 in the regular season, winning the Henlopen South, and winning a state quarterfinal game before falling to the defending state champs in the semifinals. The following is a recap of the Cats’ 11-1 season: Week one- Sept. 8 at Bohemia Manor- Delmar senior quarterback Alan Preston found one of his favorite targets, Donald Poole, for a pair of touchdowns while senior running back Jenson Dennard scampered for a 62-yard touchdown run in Delmar’s 21-7 win over their Maryland opponents. Week two- Sept. 15 at St. ElizabethJeremy Layton rumbled for a 74-yard touchdown run, Poole made a one-handed grab on 20-yard touchdown pass from Preston and Dennard ran 65 yards for a touchdown as the Wildcat defense shut out the Vikings, 20-0. Week three- Sept. 22 home opener vs. Dover- Delmar jumped out to a 21-0 lead over the Dover Senators in this nonconference matchup of Henlopen Conference foes. The Wildcats answered a pair of Senator touchdowns with a field goal and a touchdown in the 30-14 win, but not all the news was good as Dennard broke his arm in the contest. Dennard ran for a pair of first quarter touchdowns, Preston found Poole for two, Kerry King caught a touchdown pass from Preston, sophomore kicker Seth Benson booted an extra point and a 28yard field goal, and Matt Campbell ran back a punt 63 yards for a touchdown. Justin Thomas added a sack and Jordan Johnson recovered a fumble for the 3-0 Wildcats.

Week four- Sept. 29- home vs. Laurel- Delmar ended Laurel’s three-game winning streak in this annual backyard rivalry. Thomas started things off with a tackle for a safety, senior back Marquis Leatherbury added an 11-yard touchdown run, Benson kicked a 25-yard field goal, and Layton went 69 yards on a pass from Preston for the 17-0 win. Preston completed nine passes for 174 yards and Thomas, the Wildcats’ leading tackler in the contest, had three sacks and the safety. “I think it (safety) did a lot,” said Thomas. “One of our main sayings is ‘defense wins championships’.” “It really boosted out confidence,” senior lineman Darren Collins added. “Coach made sure we knew they scored 76 points (in last three games). I never beat Laurel as a varsity football player before.” Week five- Oct. 7 at Seaford- Layton and Leatherbury each scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and Tevin Jackson had a 39-yard interception return for a touchdown to pace Delmar on a rain soaked field. Seaford got on the board late in the game, with most of Delmar’s seniors out, but the Wildcats held on for the 33-20 win to set up a week six battle with Indian River. Week six- Oct. 13 home vs. Indian River- Delmar hosted Indian River in a battle of unbeaten Henlopen South leaders. Down 7-0, Preston connected with Poole for a 34-yard touchdown (the duo’s fifth score in six weeks) and Benson made the extra point to tie it at 7-7. Preston followed center Ryan Causey and the rest of the offensive line into the

The Delmar varsity football team celebrates one of its 11 wins during the 2006 season after getting a post game speech from the Wildcat coaching staff. Delmar finished the year at 11-1 after Saturday’s loss to Caravel. Photo by Mike McClure

end zone for a four-yard touchdown run to make it 14-7 at the half. Jackson’s interception set up another touchdown run by Preston, but IR rallied to score a pair of touchdowns to take a 21-20 lead late in the game. Delmar answered with a 92-yard game-winning drive with Jackson scoring on a 25-yard touchdown run and a twopoint run to seal the 28-21 win. Jackson ran for 138 yards, Leatherbury added 92 yards rushing, and Layton had 85 yards. “If it wasn’t for them (offensive line) we probably wouldn’t have scored that last touchdown,” Jackson said.

“When they scored (the go ahead touchdown) I was scared, then I got myself together and said ‘we’re coming back’,” said Preston Week seven- Oct. 21- homecoming vs. Cambridge- Delmar rolled to a 54-7 non-conference win over the Vikings as Jackson had two interceptions and two touchdowns, Leatherbury ran for a pair of touchdowns, and Fernandez Batson had two touchdowns and two interceptions. Campbell scored on a quarterback keeper, Thomas ran the ball in from 30 yards out, Continued on page 45

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Delmar year in review continued and David Bradshaw recovered a fumble to set up a late game touchdown. Week eight- Nov. 3 at Lake- Delmar won the game by forfeit to move to 8-0. Week nine- Nov. 10- home vs. Smyrna- Leatherbury scored the ‘Cats first two touchdowns with a 60-yard run and an 18-yard fumble recovery and return. Preston completed a 78-yard pass to King, Dennard made an early return from an injury and ran 91 yards for a touchdown in his only carry, and Thomas scored from three yards out. King scored his second touchdown of the game with a 77-yard punt return and Jackson ran 16 yards for a touchdown in the 48-12 victory. “It’s (coming back from the injury) great. At one moment I thought I wasn’t going to play football anymore,” Dennard said. “We tried to give him enough games to get back,” added Collins. Dennard had to have surgery on his arm during which plates were put in. According to Hearn, trainer Craig Yingling told Jenson to think good thoughts when he was in the hospital. Week 10- Nov. 17- at WoodbridgeDelmar survived a first quarter shootout in which the two teams scored a total of 46 points. The Wildcats ended the quarter with a 33-13 lead as Preston completed touchdown strikes to Poole and King and Leatherbury ran for a pair of touchdowns including one which was set up by Billy Cropper’s fumble recovery. Thomas started the scoring with a 52-yard touchdown run. Dennard ran for a 19-yard touchdown in his only carry of the night and Leatherbury got the hat trick with a five-yard score to make it 47-13 at the half. Preston

MORNING STAR ✳ NOV. 30 - DEC. 6, 2006 added a six-yard touchdown run and Tyrone Greene ran for 54 yards and his first varsity touchdown in the 60-25 Wildcat win. Thomas ran for 141 yards, Preston passed for 153 yards, King had three catches for 105 yards, Collins blocked a kick, and Bradshaw and Thomas each had a sack. “It’s the hardest working team I’ve seen in 25 years. They’ve worked very hard to get to where they are,” Hearn said of his team following its 10th win. “These two groups (juniors and seniors), there’s a real genuine friendship that crosses over. It’s a real nice mix of grades (with the freshmen and sophomores).” Week 11- Nov. 24- home vs. Hodgson- first round of state playoffs- Despite going undefeated in the regular season the Wildcats were ranked third in the Division II state playoffs. Nonetheless, they were able to host the first round Laurel senior Chris Hall goes up for a game against fifth seeded Hodgson. shot during a game last season. Hall After a scoreless first quarter, Thomas and the Bulldogs host Delmar next Tuesday. Photo by Mike McClure recovered a fumble which was forced by Poole and Delmar took advantage of the Laurel boys’ basketball continued turnover with a 13-yard touchdown pass “I think we’re going to be just as comfrom Preston to King. petitive as we were last year,” added King hauled in another pass for a score (30 yards) and Benson booted his second Laurel girls’ basketball continued straight extra point for a 14-0 lead at the half. Dickerson (F), Kelcie Mahr (G), and Kira Leatherbury rumbled 68 yards down Selby (G). the Delmar sideline for a touchdown on Walmsley sees the team’s enthusiasm, the first play of the third quarter, but hard work, and guard play as its Hodgson rallied for a pair of touchdowns strengths, while youth and leadership are later in the quarter. Collins, Jackson, and concerns going into the regular season. the Wildcat defense made a pair of stops Walmsley is looking for his team to on two-point attempts to keep the score at “be competitive in every game and gain 21-12 before Preston found Poole from 12 yards out and Jackson added a twopoint run for the 29-12 win in the state quarterfinals.


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Former Titan coach Yoast speaks at Kiwanis banquet By Mike McClure The Woodbridge and Delmar varsity football seniors and coaches, along with members of the Bridgeville and Delmar Kiwanis Clubs, received a special treat when former T.C. Williams High coach Bill Yoast served as keynote speaker at the annual dinner last Monday night at Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. Yoast’s 1971 Virginia state championship, which he coached with Herman Boone, was the basis for the movie “Remember the Titans”. Yoast was joined by team members Tom “Petey” Jones and Michael Hopson at Monday’s banquet. Yoast, who now lives in Bethany Beach, explained to the audience members that in 1971 three Alexandria, Va. high schools were combined into one and Boone (the only black coach in the city) was named head coach of the football team after Yoast served as head coach there for 20 years. Yoast chose to stay and work with Boone because a number of his players had checked into private schools.

At the time tensions were high due to race relations and the Vietnam War. The town was also in an uproar over the consolidation. “Everybody was angry about something. The community did not want to see us successful as one school,” said Yoast. “We struggled the first three games, not because we didn’t have the talent but because we didn’t have a team.” The team then went to camp and the rest is history (although not everything occurred as depicted in the movie). “There’s more games won on emotion and attitude than there were strategy,” Yoast told the players. “Life does have up and downs. You have to learn to deal with adversity, it’s part of life.” Yoast knows about adversity, Gerry Bertier (one of the star players on the 1971 team) was paralyzed from the chest down after being involved in a car accident following a post season awards ceremony. He went on to win medals in the wheel chair Olympics and worked for wheel chair accessibility in Alexandria.

Former Titan coach Bill Yoast, right, speaks to the crowd during the Bridgeville-Delmar Kiwanis banquet as members of his 1971 Virginia state championship team look on. Photo by Mike McClure

“You didn’t get here on your own and you won’t go where you’re going on your own,” said Yoast. Yoast said he’s proud of his former players, who started the 71 Original Titans Foundation in 2000. The foundation, for-

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Laurel Pop Warner Midget football team ends season with 26-0 win

Winter sports varsity coaches asked to send preview forms

The Laurel Midget Bulldogs played host to the Bayside Champion South Caroline Mustangs Saturday Night. The Bulldogs ended the year with a 26-0 win. The Bulldogs exploded for 454 yards on the night. With the win the Bulldogs finished with a record of 10-1. Bradley Ellingsworth scored on a seven-yard run to make it 6-0 after one quarter. Chris Cutsail added a 22-yard touchdown pass to Jonathon Hitchens before completing a pass to Brandon Collins for the extra point to make it 13-0 at the half. Billy Yossick scored on a one-yard touchdown run and Cutsail ran in the extra point. Collins capped the scoring with a nine-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Nick Munoz had seven carries for 78 yards, Collins had 12 rushes for 141 yards, and Yossick added 120 yards on 10 carries. Cutsail completed six of seven passes for 133 yards. The Bulldogs extended their regular season winning streak to 59 straight games during the 2006 season. They won their sixth Conference Championship in six years and averaged 38.6 points per game and only gave up 7.2 points per game. The Bulldogs rushed for over 2,500 yards as a team.

Western Sussex varsity winter sports coaches are asked to send completed preview forms back to the Star by Monday, Dec. 4 at noon. Forms may be sent to the Star at (302) 629-9243 (f) or publisher@seafordstar com. If you have any problems sending the forms please call sports editor Mike McClure at 302-629-9788. The following varsity sports forms had not been received as of Nov. 28: Woodbridge wrestling, Woodbridge track, Seaford track, Laurel wrestling, Delmar boys’ basketball, Delmar girls’ basketball, Delmar wrestling, Greenwood Mennonite boys’ and girls’ basketball, Sussex Tech boys’ basketball, Sussex Tech girls’ basketball, Sussex Tech track.

Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee team ends season with 28-0 win The Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee football team earned its seventh shutout and finished the season at 11-1 with a 28-0 win over South Caroline (8-2) last weekend. Laurel scored three times in the first quarter, starting with a safety by Daylin McCausland. Shawn Miller scored on a seven-yard touchdown reception from Bryce Bristow, Miller completed a 23-yard touchdown pass to Colby Daye, and Bristow found Kegan Yossick for the extra point. Brandon Scott added a 12-yard touchdown run and Zach Whaley caught the extra point pass from Bristow to make it 22-0 after three quarters. Devin Collins completed the scoring with a one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Miller, who ran for 1,018 yards on the season, had seven carries for 51 yards; Yossick added 48 yards on seven carries; Bristow completed six of 10 passes for 69 yards; and Miller had the one completion for 23 yards. Daye hauled in three passes for 60 yards and Whaley had two receptions for 22 yards. Yossick led the defense with nine tackles, Miller had seven tackles and a blocked punt, McCausland added five tackles including a safety, and Jeremy Eure contributed five tackles and a fumble recovery. Daye made five tackles; Dylan Bunner had five stops; Jordan Bailey added two tackles, a sack, and a fumble recovery; and Jeron Tull had two tackles. Shawn O’Neal also had a fumble recovery as the Bulldog defense held South Caroline to 36 total yards.

Laurel Youth Sports basketball signups to take place this week The Laurel Youth Sports basketball league will hold signups this Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Signups will be held for the third and fourth grade and fifth and sixth grade boys’ leagues and the third and fourth grade and fifth-seventh grade (seventh graders not on the Laurel Middle School team) girls’ leagues.

Seaford Parks and Recreation youth basketball deadline is Dec. 1 The SDPR Youth Basketball League is open to boys 8-10 and 11-13 years old and girls 8-13. Practice starts in December with league play starting in January. Players must register at the office, no registration will be taken at the gym. The deadline to register is Dec. 1.

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Sussex Tech wrestling team looking to improve, gain experience The Sussex Tech varsity wrestling team, led by head coach Scott Layfield, is looking to gain experience with each match. Gone from last year’s team, which went 2-9 in the conference and 3-9 overall, are Mike Small, Jeff Haycraft, Kenny McCallum, and Adam Dickerson. The Ravens returning wrestlers are seniors Chris Rickards (Hwt.) and Jon Lucido (112-119); juniors Jamar Beckett (215) and Rob Wilgus (152); sophomores Alex Thomas (171-189), Kyle Kunzler (125), Ryelan Pavlik (135), and Jon Davis (189). Layfield sees the team’s overall wrestling experience and leadership as a strength. The key newcomers include junior J.J. Tana (130); sophomores Matt Read (140) and Andrew Klink (160); and freshmen Wendall Cannon (112), Evan Gillespie (103), Justin Allen (119), and Jeff Schaffer (145). Youthfulness is a concern for the Ravens entering the season. Layfield says his team will be young on paper but is looking for his wrestlers to improve with each contest despite the strong schedule.

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Police Journal Murder suspect turns himself into the police The Seaford Police Department is investigating a murder that occurred on Monday, Nov. 27, at Meadowbridge Apartments. At approximately 11:20 p.m., police officers responded to a reported stabbing in the parking lot of Meadowbridge Apartments on Tull Drive, Seaford. Upon arrival officers located the victim, Darrick L. Wilson, 38, of Camelia Street, Cambridge, Md., in the parking lot with a stab wound to the chest. The victim was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital by the Seaford Fire Department where he died from his injuries. The Seaford Detectives along with assistance of the Delaware State Police Homicide unit are investigating the crime. The suspect is Latrez D. Williams, 19, of 121 West Tull Drive. The investigation has revealed that the suspect and victim who were acquaintances had become involved in an argument, which had turned physical during which time the suspect produced a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest. The suspect then fled the scene. Williams turned himself into the Wilmington Police Department at approximately 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28. He was transported to the Seaford Police Department where he was arrested for murder 1st, possession of a deadly weapon during commission of a felony and possession of a deadly weapon by person prohibited. Williams was taken to Justice of the Peace Court #4 and was committed to the Department of Corrections under no bond for the murder 1st charge pending a preliminary hearing.

Bomb threat leads to Kmart evacuation State Police officers from Troop 7 responded to the Kmart, 4364 Coastal Highway, on Saturday, Nov. 25, in reference to a bomb threat. At approximately 10:25 a.m. a male caller phoned the Kmart customer service line and advised the call taker that there was a bomb in the building. Kmart management elected to evacuate the building while State Police K9 units swept the facility to ensure it was safe. Employees and customers were allowed back into the store at 1 p.m. This investigation is ongoing. Anyone having information pertaining to this case is asked to call Troop 7 at 645-6653.

Fatal pedestrian accident The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred Thursday, Nov. 23, at approximately 11:28 a.m., on US Route

113 approximately two miles south of Frederica. A 2001 Dodge Neon operated by Jewel L. Albury, 27, of Milford, was traveling north on US 113 in the right lane. A pedestrian, Ashley N. Thompson, 19, of Georgetown, was walking north on the northbound shoulder with a friend. As the Neon rounded a slight curve to the left, Albury lost control and the Neon drifted approximately seven feet onto the shoulder. The right front of the Neon then struck Thompson and knocked her forward into a grassy area east of the shoulder. The Neon came to a controlled stop after the collision. Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene. Albury was not injured. Thompson’s friend, who was walking on her right side, was not injured. The right lane and of US 113 northbound was closed for approximately two hours after the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

On Nov. 16 at 8:22 p.m., the Laurel Police Dept. responded to the 100 building of the Little Creek Apartments in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who advised that she had gotten into a verbal argument with the suspect. At that point, the suspect hit her in the head and punched a hole in the wall. Brian Williams, 26, of Laurel, was arrested and charged with offensive touching and criminal mischief. He pled guilty.

car. Upon exiting the building, the suspect was waiting for her. The suspect pushed her into the stairwell and began to hit her. The suspect then grabbed the victim by the hair and continued to slam her head onto the concrete sidewalk. The victim sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment. Lashaunda James, 22, of Delmar was arrested and charged with second degree assault, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct and violating a condition of release. She was committed to SCI on $5,500 cash bail.

On Nov. 16 at 11:01 p.m. the Laurel Police Dept. responded to the 200 building of Carvel Gardens in reference to an assault. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the victim who advised that she had exited her apartment to retrieve something from her

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pant, it was determined that they did not live there. A 16-year-old male juvenile from Federalsburg, Md. and a 17year-old male juvenile from Laurel were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing. They were released on criminal summons to their parents. On Nov. 19 at 2:46 a.m. the Laurel Police Dept. responded to Wexford Village for an intoxicated person. Upon arrival, officers located an intoxicated male. The suspect was found to be only 20 years old. Officers administered a breath test, which showed that the suspect was intoxicated. Shannon Cornish, 20, of Laurel, was arrested and charged with underage possession of alcohol. He was released on criminal summons to a sober co-signer.

Aggressive Driving citations Delaware law enforcement officers have issued 500 citations to drivers for aggressive driving behaviors, and another 179 to unlicensed, unbelted, and uninsured motorists for a total of 697 citations during the last two weeks. The enforcement is part of a statewide initiative to “Stop Aggressive Driving.” The top three violations found during this time were speeding (395), failure to obey stop signs or stop lights (34), and making unsafe lane changes (33). Office of Highway Safety officials launched the 2006 “Stop Aggressive Driving” campaign July 5. The goal is to reduce the occurrence of aggressive driving crashes in an effort to prevent senseless loss of life and injury on our roadways. Acts of aggressive driving are currently listed as contributing factors in nearly half of Delaware’s fatal crashes this year.





Barn fire investigated The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a barn fire that occurred on Monday, Nov. 27, at approximately 12:54 p.m. on the 36000 block of Susan Beach Road in Delmar. The Delmar, Laurel, Hebron, Sharptown and Georgetown Fire Departments and the Sussex County Fire Fighting Foam Unit responded to the scene and were assisted by numerous other fire department. Upon arrival they encountered heavy fire. The barn is owned by Andrew Buttner of Delmar. State Fire Marshal’s Office Investigators have determined the fire originated inside the structure and the cause is still under investigation. The damages have been estimated at $5,000.

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From toy #10 to toy #6, what did we want them for anyway? Well, here it is again. Once we have shoved down the last piece ONY INDSOR of turkey and eaten our final slice of pie during our Thanksgiving For all its commercial meal. And now, it is officially the Christmas season. fervor, the Slinky was As difficult as it is, every year nothing more than a mass I try to separate the commercialof wire that at its best ism of Christmas, which I hate, from that part of the holiday that could walk down a flight is so dear to me, the spirit of of stairs. sharing in the festive glow of the season with family and friends. more than a lesson in futility? However, I cannot approach the Toy #9 - the Slinky. Who didn’t get a Christmas holidays without the nostalgia Slinky? I think I got three of them bethat comes with recalling Christmases tween the ages of 8 and 10. past and, like children today, the exciteThe commercial made the Slinky look ment of what would be waiting under the so enticing. It was as if it was an animal. tree. “Slinky, Slinky, for fun it’s a wonderI recently read a newspaper article ful toy. It’s Slinky, Slinky, fun for a girl that reported on a 2005 survey taken by and a boy.” That jingle still rings in my the cable television station VH-1, which head. gave the official top 10 toys of the 20th For all its commercial fervor, the century. I was pleasantly surprised to find that over the years, my parents gave Slinky was nothing more than a mass of me at least half of the top 10 toys. How- wire that at its best could walk down a flight of stairs. Beyond that, it was useever, some of these were not necessarily less. gifts for Christmas. Of course, within the first week of Toy # 10 – the whiffle ball. I probaowning a Slinky, I had stretched the wire bly got two or three of these during my to its fullest extent, or gotten it tangled childhood. into the body of my brother’s Slinky. EiI hated these plastic, hole-filled baseball wannabes. I would challenge anyone ther way, this was a toy with a lifespan of two weeks in my childhood home. to play a game of catch with a whiffle Toy # 8 – the yo-yo. Like the Slinky, ball. It was like throwing a ball poseveryone has had one or two, or three, or sessed by Satan. How could parents be four, of these gadgets. The first one I got so callous as to offer this as anything was wooden and had a real twine string.



Eventually yo-yos became plastic and featured nylon, even thinner string. Bottom-line: I never got beyond throwing the yo-yo out only to have it break a dish on the table or land in the middle of my brother’s bowl of Cheerios. I was never able to “walk the dog”, rock the cradle, or make it do that pendulum thing between my fingers. Either I got defective yo-yos or, more likely, I was just a talentless buffoon. Toy #7 – Star Wars action figures. I cannot speak of these toys first hand because I was an adult with a son of my own when they came about. However, I am sure they provided hours of fun, based on the fact that they did nothing more than what a park statue can do. Toy #6 - Monopoly. I can never understand why my parents got me the game of Monopoly. I cannot recall them ever sitting down more than once to play it with my brother and me. Maybe that is because the game seemed to last longer than a pregnancy. Here is another toy that within two weeks was missing most of the money, at least one of the two dice, a metal boot, car and 46 hotels. A great game, but powerless in the midst of heathen mammals like me. Well, that is half of the list. So far, I was given all of the top 10 toys of the 20th century, from #10 through #6, except for the Star Wars action figures. That one omission was through no fault

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Teen correctly guesses all top vote getters to win contest Sussex County Council, at its Tuesday, Nov. 14, meeting, announced the 2006 winners of the Election Year Scholarship Contest. The council sponsors the contest as a way to encourage student involvement in the democratic process. Students ages 18 and younger who are residents of the county and enrolled in public or private schools are eligible to compete for a $200 scholarship. To participate, students register on the county’s Web site, and then predict the winners of 22 races in the Nov. 7 general election. One winner and five runners-up were declared, based on their predictions and a tie-breaking question, from a field of about 300 participants. Runners-up received a $100 scholarship. All scholarships are to be paid upon a student’s enrollment in college or another post-high school educational program. Funding comes through councilmanic grants, as well as from the Griffin & Hackett law firm. The winner is Megan A. Rogers, 14, a ninth-grader at Sussex Central High School. Rogers correctly picked all 22 races, and with a guess of 155,000 votes, had the closest predicted vote tally for the winner of the U.S. Senate race (Sen. Thomas R. Carper won that race with 170,544 votes). Her prediction was used to break the tie with the first runner-up, earning her the top prize of $200. First runner-up is Natalie Sava, 11, a fifth-grader at Laurel Intermediate School. Sava also correctly predicted all 22 races in the contest, but was edged by Rogers by the tie-breaking prediction. Sava guessed the Senate race winner would collect 1,457,326 votes. Second runner-up is Jillian Frederick, 16, an 11th-grader at Cape Henlopen High

‘We were very happy with this year’s participation. It’s encouraging to see so much interest among young people who can’t even vote yet.’

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School. Frederick correctly predicted 21 of 22 races. Megan E. Phillips, 16, an 11th-grader at Delmarva Christian High School, is third runner-up. Phillips correctly predicted 21 of 22 races. Fourth runner-up is Cameron C. Goff, 7, a third-grader at North Laurel Elementary School. Goff correctly predicted 21 of 22 races. Perry A. Townsend, 18, a 12th-grader at Indian River High School, is fifth runner-up. Townsend correctly picked 20 of 22 races, and had the best tie-breaking vote prediction among those students with two incorrect guesses. “We were very happy with this year’s participation,” said Eddie Sparpaglione, director of the County’s Information Systems Office. “It’s encouraging to see so much interest among young people who can’t even vote yet.” Also impressive, Sparpaglione said, was the knack students had for forecasting many of the races. Sixty-five students out of the nearly 300 who participated had four or fewer incorrect predictions.

Booklet guides lawn-care workers in handling nutrients The Delaware Department of Agriculture Nutrient Management Commission recently released a detailed list of Best Management Practices (BMP) for the lawn care, turf and golf course industry. The 39-page booklet outlines practices to prevent excess nutrients from entering waters and affecting water quality. The practices address the management, handling and application of nutrients, irrigation water and pesticides. Bill Rohrer, program administrator for the Nutrient Management Commission, said, “The commission is focusing on the turf and lawn care industry. We have fewer than 100 lawn care companies certified

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LHS class of 1961 has interesting, talented members When I pulled into the Seaford Country Club parking lot recently, AT URPHY there was a Volkswagen van parked near two or three other lonely autoMembers of the LHS class mobiles. “Looks like Robert Rowe is alof 1961, like those of ready here,” I told 1961 classmate many great graduating Wayne DeFelice. Sure enough, when we entered the banquet room, classes, have not changed there were Robert and his wife, — at least not on the inSusie Mae, putting last-minute side where it counts. touches on the room in preparation for a 45-year reunion banquet for bors growing up were class of ‘61 memthe Laurel High School class of 1961. bers Penny Lewis and Bobby Carmean. Robert, as class master of ceremonies, has This class is no different from many taken his duties seriously and from the others until you start looking at it, member time of his very first driver’s license he by member, and you find yourself saying, has been a Volkswagen driver. Members of the LHS class of 1961, like “What an interesting, talented group they are.” I could tell you about each one, but those of many great graduating classes, have not changed — at least not on the in- space won’t permit. So let’s look at some we don’t hear about often: side where it counts. Some of them have • Florence “Flossie” Abbott (Hamilton). not even changed on the outside, which afShe and her husband Ed live in Mexico ter 60-some years is remarkable. Natalie where he travels all over preaching with Miller Loughran, Jack Hastings and Donald Lowe are three who come to mind, and Flossie at his side. They are parents of eight children and grandparents of 20 there are others. grandchildren. Memories abound at these affairs and • Don Powell and his wife, Rita Littlefor Laurel High School historians, if someton, live in Oak Hill, Va. They enclosed no one asks you who the last May King and information about their life and that’s alQueen at Laurel High School were, you ways been their quiet style, but they have can tell them they were Bobby Carmean one of the largest veterinary clinics and Rita Littleton Powell. around. I’m sure Don is remembered for There are five deceased members of his football and basketball talents both at this class, all male — Gerald Cooper, Lee Laurel High and the University of Wright, Barry Kelley, Jack Fletcher and Delaware. Phil Sheridan. I could write a book about • Donald Lowe was a most popular early adventures Phil and I had. My neigh-

member of this class and he and Phyllis Taylor were voted “most school spirited.” Don could also give ol’ Cliff Parsons a run for “biggest clown.” He took after his father Donald to a tee. • Jan Hastings Conway is principal in the Wicomico County School District and has won many awards as an educator. By now. you get the idea. This group achieved great success. And most of their success and happiness can be traced back to a school called Laurel High, where everyone knew everyone and 45 years later their classmates still care about them.

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of that I feel sure. I talked with Laurel graduate Scott Sheridan on Sunday. Scott, his wife, Debbie, and two children now live in West Chester, Pa., or closer to Exton actually. Scott, after four years with the organization, is now officially the trainer for the Philadelphia Phillies. He loves his job and also loves “being back home.” Scott says the Phillies are a “great organization” and you know I agree with him. As a minor league trainer, Scott saw the development of several of the current Phillies players, including Ryan Howard and Cole Hamels, who Scott describes as one nice person. Hamels went through a year of rehab on his shoulder and Scott was with him through the whole process. I hope to do an in-depth story on Scott’s career from the start sometime in the spring. Meanwhile, I think the whole community should be proud. Scott is a great example of hard work and dedication paying off and yes, he is a Laurel High School graduate for sure.

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Letters Annexation of Discovery land should be delayed The Mayor and Laurel Town Council are getting ready to make a decision on a project the likes of which they’ve never dealt with before. I’m referring to the 480 acres known as the Discovery Group project. Are they going to make the right decision and delay the annexation vote or are they going to make the wrong decision and rush into this? I have no problem with the town of Laurel trying to grow as long as it is smart growth. Is the Discovery Group project smart growth or is it just throwing a whole lot of stuff onto one big parcel of land and hoping that everything will work out in the long run? The spokesperson for Discovery Group said that this project has to be big in order for it to succeed. But even then there’s no guarantee. What if it doesn’t work? What happens then? How much damage will already be done? Two major impacts of this project will be traffic congestion and road construction. Traveling down Rt 13 or Rt 9 now is bad enough. It used to be only the summer months you had to be concerned about, but now the traffic is bad almost year round. With this project it’s only going to get worse. We’re going to have another Rt 1 on our hands before this is all said and done. All the roads leading to this project are in poor shape now. There’s no way they will be able to handle the amount of traffic this project is going to bring with it. That means that most of these roads will have to be reconstructed. The state’s PLUS report states that the Delaware Department of Transportation anticipates requiring the developer to widen Discountland Road to include four through lanes. What about medians, shoulders and turn lanes? This will mean loss of property for everyone who lives down that road. Some of the houses on Discountland Road are close to the road now. How much property can they take before safety becomes an issue? With all of this additional traffic come other problems such as tons of air pollution, noise and road trash. We get our share of litter out there now. It’s only going to get worse with people coming in from other areas. It’s so much easier to throw it out the window and let someone else deal with it. When this project first popped up in the local papers there was no mention of any residential

units. There were just a few new stores, a movie theatre and some ball fields. Now there are 1,400 residences proposed. That’s upward of 3,000 to 3,500 people who are going to be packed into this project. Add in the other annexations that have been done and those that have been proposed and the population of Laurel will more than double. That in itself can cause major problems. Who’s going to be living in these units? With all the impact fees involved, who’s going to be able to afford them? Certainly not the local people. And with the housing market in decline, will they even be able to sell them at all? At the Oct. 4 meeting we were told there could be as many as 250 shops in this project. Even with new people moving in, there won’t be enough people around to work in these shops or support them. How are these shops going to survive and what will they do to the current businesses downtown? If you want downtown to survive you need to get traffic going in that direction, not away from it. This project will only split the town into East Laurel and West Laurel with Rt 13 being the dividing line. Certainly Laurel could use a second grocery store. Some different restaurants and shops would be nice also, but keep them on the highway where they belong. Don’t wrap them back into a residential neighborhood. It seems like this whole process is moving along at breakneck speed. There’s even talk of the developers breaking ground in the spring. The town council and the mayor should not rush into a decision like this because of pressure from the developer. Take six months or a year, whatever it takes, and do the proper impact studies and publish the results for the people. This project is much more involved than annexing an acre or two. Since Laurel town officials have never had to deal with a project like this before, they need to consult a professional planner or an agency that has had experience dealing with projects of this magnitude. They should never rely on what the developers have to say. To the town council and mayor I say, do not make mistakes that we will all regret later. If the developers believe that this is a viable project, they should be willing to wait until all the studies are complete and the infrastructure is in place. If they feel that they can’t wait, then we know where their true interests lie.

This project will have a major impact on all of the local people, not just the county residents who live around it. An annexation that is done properly and fairly should have minimal impact on everyone involved. Remember, it has been said that it will take upwards of 15 years to build this project. That is 15 years of construction and inconvenience, and a lifetime of increasing traffic, trash, pollution, noise and crime. With having to build the infrastructure, that means taxes will increase along with service fees. Is this Discovery Project good for the town of Laurel? It seems to me that it’s the town officials and the developer who want this for their own obvious reasons. I’ve talked to several townspeo-

ple and even business owners who don’t feel this will ever bring back downtown Laurel. To the Mayor and Town Council members I ask: If this is to be the greatest thing to happen to the town of Laurel and its residents, why weren’t they there at the public hearing on Nov. 20 to support it? If your constituents, whom you were elected to represent, really wanted this project, they would have been there that night. Instead the people opposed to this project far outnumbered the people in favor of it by at least 3 to 1. Now that is something to think about. Rick Culver Laurel

Discovery project would be good for the area A very spirited and interesting public hearing was held Tuesday in Laurel regarding the Discovery Project. A lot of questions were asked; most were answered, some were not. Good questions were asked by some of the opponents of the project; a lot of information was disclosed by the Discovery group that answered most of those questions. We are lucky we live in a democracy where people can feel free to speak, and a society where we can agree or disagree without fear of retaliation. As is the case in most public hearings I have attended in my many years, only a handful in favor turned out. That is sad be-

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MORNING STAR cause it puts a burden on the elected officials who must make a decision for or against. Sometimes public hearings become emotional and get out of hand. I applaud the professional manner in which Mayor Shwed conducted the meeting. The message from the opponents came through loud and clear to the town fathers: Make sure their Ts are crossed and their Is are dotted. This project has been on the council’s radar for more than a year. A lot of time, meetings and research have gone into this project by the council. To say they haven’t done their homework is an unfair statement. While the town may not be 100 percent there with all the details, I know from my experience working for government that the state is not going to allow the first blade of grass to be turned over until all permits and issues have been addressed. It appeared the Discovery Group was willing to make any changes recommended by the state. That seems for the opposition a difficult statement to believe. Believe it! I know what the state dragged me through to build a few stores on the highway. This project should be given a chance to become a reality for many reasons, the same reasons when, as Sussex’s Economic Director,, I caught heat for wanting to bring Wal-Mart into Seaford, and the Perdue Palletizing plant between Seaford and Laurel. One was condemned because of low wages, but look what it’s done for Seaford. Many are mak-

ing a good living with benefits and it has attracted other businesses to the area. The Perdue plant caused concerns about odor, excessive truck traffic and manure all over our roads. None of that happened. Today that plant is a model for the entire country. We can’t recruit physicians, industry or businesses to Laurel because we don’t have the amenities to attract the higher paying jobs. This project provides the closeness of shopping, living and the arts which should help in our recruiting efforts. We need nice homes, upscale restaurants, high speed internet, motels; a mix of things to bring people here. This project provides all of the above. In the early 1900s Laurel was the wealthiest town in Delaware south of Wilmington. We had several industries employing thousands of workers. Somehow, with all the commerce and traffic, people co-existed without any problems. I believe that if the Discover Project becomes a reality we’ll learn to co-exist and enjoy the benefits. Frank Calio Laurel

Shopping evening in Seaford was a success Girls’ Night Out on Thursday, Nov. 16, in downtown Seaford was a huge success despite driving rain and tornado threats. It was amazing to see people hustling in the doors dripping wet with big smiles on their faces.

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We can’t thank everyone who attended enough for braving the elements. We can only hope that they discovered the treasure that is our Downtown Seaford Shopping District. So many people need to be thanked. The city of Seaford secured a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts so that Pink Grass, the all female blue grass band, could play and sing for the shoppers. In addition, the city also made a great effort to have the downtown Christmas lights up and brilliantly lit for this special occasion. The entire city of Seaford put its best foot forward and everyone noticed. The Seaford Police Department could not have been more cooperative. Officers in rain gear walked up and down High Street all evening, so intent on their job duties that they even refused offers of soft drinks and coffee. Perdue Farms Inc. sent prizes of oven stuffer roasters and the Seaford Federal Credit Union gave a donation to help with advertising. The media was generous with the news print. They took it on faith that the event would be a success and wrote so in their papers.

The Seaford Fire Museum opened its doors with two female firefighters giving an interesting tour and the Seaford Museum in the Old Seaford Post Office arranged for a unique experience for old and young alike. The director, Sharlana Edgell, expressed great pleasure in reporting that the museum had its second largest crowd ever. The downtown retail shops most graciously opened their doors to other businesses so that at each stop shoppers could see a wide array of products and services. It’s always nice to see businesses supporting each other. They understand the strength in numbers. The next morning, Sandy Jones of Greenwood stopped into one of the shops and picked up a map from the night before. She had not attended Girls’ Night Out due to illness but still wanted to visit the stores. She followed the girls’ Night Out map and brochure, which she said was quite useful. She said that she had lived here over a year and had not visited the downtown. She found everyone very friendly. “I’m not used to much interaction in stores and it was really

PAGE 55 fun to shop here,” she said. “I’ll be coming back.” In case you missed Girls’ Night Out, the shops in Downtown Seaford will have extended hours on Friday, Dec. 1, and will remain open until 9 p.m. Trina Grothe and Bunnie Williams, Seaford

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✳ NOV. 30 - DEC. 6, 2006

Warm December days in Doing the Towns Together Delaware are nothing new LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS Sarah Marie Trivits . 875-3672

All of my life I have been told that if you can survive in Delaware, you can survive anyplace on this earth. This difficulty in surviving is due to the constantly changing weather conditions we have. As I write this column it is late November. The mid-day temperature is a balmy 60 degrees and there is no rain or high wind. Chuck and I have been sitting on the porch, enjoying a cup of hot coffee, watching the sun peek through the clouds after a morning of heavy fog. The plastic frames he puts up over the porch screens each fall protect us from bad weather and the clear plastic allows us to view the falling leaves. We are also sheltered from rain, were the raindrops falling, and the plastic acts as a barrier from any cold breeze that might make it a less than balmy day. The many trees around our home and in the wooded area that runs along the stream are now practically free of all leaves. The ground is covered with beautiful piles of golden, rust, red, shades of brown, some green — all leaves that have fallen from the trees. Chuck fights a seemingly endless battle to keep the leaves raked up. On this particular day we notice that due to the increased warm temperatures the tulip tree at the driveway entrance is filled with small buds. The maples are budding, as well as the honey locust tree in the front yard. It is amazing what a little heat will do to a tree. Our thoughts turn to the warmth of the day so late in the season of fall. We each think of Thanksgiving and Christmas days that were bitter with cold. Then in an instant we are reminded of days when it was extremely hot during the winter and late fall. From somewhere deep within our brains, in the memory compartment, we each enjoyed a memory of the Christmas Day when our three offspring were very young and Chuck’s parents gave them a large American Express wagon, complete with removable sides - golden slats that kept them from falling out of the wagon. Chuck pulled the kids in that wagon up and down the driveway, out on our short dead-end road, over and over. They squealed with laughter, he grew more and more weary, but it was a happy weariness

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Moments with Mike Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton that took over his body and made his muscles and moving parts tired. The Kids only wore light sweaters — on Christmas Day! One year each of our kids received a Hop-A-Long Cassidy outfit from Santa Claus — brown with beige fringe. They each also received a bicycle. They rode those bikes all day long. That Christmas Day was so warm we had the front and back doors wide open and the heat turned off — on Dec. 25. Chuck could remember the first pair of corduroy knickers he received. The kind that were secured below the knee with little metal closures. The closure mechanism usually was open and the knickers dangled well below the knees. Mothers of young boys were constantly reminding their sons to “tighten your knickers.” Chuck also remembered his first pair of high top boots. They came up the legs to where the knickers began and were quite stylish. The first year he received the boots he was very pleased, but the second year he was presented with a new pair of high tops was even better than the first year. That second year his boots had a little sheath on the side near the top and inside the sheath was a small penknife. Did he think he was King-Of-The-Hill? You bet he did. He wore those boots with the utmost pride. Today’s youth might think we were treated shabbily by Santa Claus when we tell them we only received three or four fine gifts. But, all things are relative. We were happy with our gifts. The memory of a young man of today and of the gifts he received for Christmas 2006 will never compare to the joy Chuck felt all those years ago — the joy of owning a pair of high-top leather boots with a penknife tucked into the sheath on the side. Joy and beauty is, after all, in the eye of the beholder.

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The Fowler sisters, Eva and Insley, here from their respective locations, Washington, D.C., and Allentown, Pa., had several days and a large holiday feast with their parents, Ned and Norma Jean. Jim and Mary Ann Galoppa entertained their daughter, Emilie, and their granddaughter from Missouri, who came to Delaware for their holiday treat. Robert and Billie Jane Wheatley had the pleasure of the company of their daughter, Celeste Lewis, her husband, David, and their son, Rider Lewis. The family flew in from Chicago amid the holiday flurry but encountered no troubles in their travels. Bettyanne, Marc, Sasha and Niki Adams spent several days of this past holiday in Littleton, Mass., with Bettyann’s brother and sister-in-law, Ricky and Diane Doucette.


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this as the time approaches for the dinner. Dallas and Susan Parks of Fayetteville, N.C., have returned home after spending time here with Dallas’ mother, Irene Hastings, and visiting Lee Hastings at the hospital . Lee is now recuperating from his recent surgery and at this writing had not yet returned home. Another reminder here of the Bethel house tour and Christmas cantata, on Dec. 10. Time is passing swiftly, so get your tickets soon by calling 875-3971. We express our deepest sympathy to Mary Lee LeCates on the loss of her twin sister, on Nov. 16, Martha Wagner Holshouser, who resided in Richfield, N.C. Our deepest sympathy also to Henry Lee Bohm and family on the loss of Mary Anna Bohm on Nov. 24. Sympathy to the family and friends of Jack L. Morris Sr. and Sylvia Ann Wilkinson.

Led by “Queen Bee” Teresa Henry, the Red Hat group “The Twisted Sisters” lunched on Nov. 25 at Goin’ Nuts in Salisbury.

We continue with prayers for those who are ill: John McGlaughlin, Ralph Baker, Marguerite Austen, Richard Cordrey, Terry Layton, Hattie Puckham, Ralph Hitchens and Kelly Griffith.

We want to wish a belated happy anniversary, on Nov. 26, to the Rev. and Mrs. Jennings Williams on County Seat Highway, for their first year anniversary. Congratulations.

Happy December birthday wishes to Peggy Cubbage on Dec. 1; Phyllis Beach, Dec. 2; and Kenneth Bennett and Charles Horsey, Dec. 5.

The Friends of the Laurel Library held their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Long-range plans are being made by the group for their annual fund raiser, the Blues Chaser Dinner, in March. If you have next year’s calendar or date book, mark down March 4 for a good Sunday dinner with entertainment by “The Humanairs” and a generous supply of door prizes. There will be more reminders of

I would like to conclude this week with a big request to our Delmar friends to please call me with their social items — after all, the name Delmar appears at the heading of this column and you all down there deserve some acknowledgement. See you in the Stars.

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Jingle all the way! Now that we’ve gobbled up all the turkey it’s time to think about tissue paper, wreaths and gifts. However, there are still a few Thanksgiving socials to report. Among them are Tom and Mona Wright, who shared their time and festivities with daughter, Katie McAvoy, her husband, Joe, and two sons, Liam and Wyatt, in Baltimore, Md.

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MORNING STAR ✳ NOV. 30 - DEC. 6, 2006


Opinion Here’s my appeal for a little help

Editorial Laurel faces huge decision that will affect all of western Sussex The Laurel Town Council will face a huge decision in the next few weeks, when it votes on whether to allow the annexation of property for the proposed Discovery Project. People have spoken out forcefully in favor of as well as in opposition to the project. There are good points to be made on each side. However, we must agree with those citizens who are urging the town council to be careful and thoughtful in making its decision. “The scope of this project boggles my mind,” former Mayor Dick Stone told the council at last week’s public hearing. “I hope that you’ve gotten some opinions from qualified people who can see the possible pitfalls in this for Laurel. This kind of money, we just don’t have too much experience with it. And the kinds of people you are dealing with aren’t the kinds of people we have dealt with before.” Many questions that were raised at the public hearing went unanswered. The city council should ensure that it has all the answers to those questions and that it, as much as possible, gets those answers out to the public. This is a huge project and, if it comes about, it will change Laurel, indeed, western Sussex County, forever. The members of the town council must make sure that before they vote, they understand all of the project’s ramifications. If council members vote to approve the development, they must then do their absolute best to ensure that Discovery ultimately benefits the community and the people who live here. They will be held accountable by history for the success or failure of the project, and for whether it is, in the end, a boon or a bust for the Laurel area.

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Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



Tides Sunday




Mostly cloudy, breezy and mild

Thundery rains in the afternoon

Partly sunny, breezy and cooler

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Almanac Statistics through Tuesday Nov. 28 at Georgetown, Delaware



High for the week . . . . . . . . . . . Low for the week . . . . . . . . . . . Normal high . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Normal low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Average temperature . . . . . . . .

. 62° . 33° . 55° . 35° 46.6°

Total for the week . . . . . . . . . . 2.62� Total for the month . . . . . . . . . . 6.05� Normal for the month . . . . . . . . 2.96� Total for the year . . . . . . . . . . 46.31�

Smyrna 67/53 Dover 68/55

Time 7:07 p.m. 1:57 p.m. 8:49 p.m. 11:27 a.m.

Date January 22 February 7 February 19 March 6

Perigee Apogee Perigee Apogee

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Rise .7:00 a.m. .7:01 a.m. .7:02 a.m. .7:03 a.m. .7:04 a.m. .7:05 a.m. .7:06 a.m.

Full Dec 4

Harrington 69/53

Time 7:25 a.m. 7:40 a.m. 4:35 a.m. 10:38 p.m.

Milford 70/53 Greenwood 69/53

Lewes 67/55

Bridgeville 69/52

Sun and Moon Sun Thursday . Friday . . . . Saturday . . Sunday . . . Monday . . Tuesday . . Wednesday

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Set .4:42 p.m. .4:42 p.m. .4:41 p.m. .4:41 p.m. .4:41 p.m. .4:41 p.m. .4:41 p.m.

Last Dec 12

High 9:34 a 10:35 a 11:31 a 12:23 p 12:43 a 1:34 a 2:23 a

Low High Low 3:41 a 9:48 p 4:25 p 4:36 a 10:50 p 5:28 p 5:29 a 11:48 p 6:27 p 6:20 a —- 7:21 p 7:10 a 1:13 p 8:12 p 8:00 a 2:02 p 9:02 p 8:49 a 2:49 p 9:50 p

Vienna, MD

The moon, and its relative distance to the Earth, affects tides on a monthly basis. When the moon is farthest from the Earth (apogee), tides of decreased range or currents of decreased speed occur. When the moon is closest to the Earth (perigee), the occurrence of increased range or currents of speed is more prevalent.

Date December 1 December 13 December 27 January 10

Day Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed.

Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low High Low Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 12:03 a 6:34 a 12:53 p 7:18 p Fri. 1:07 a 7:29 a 1:54 p 8:21 p Sat. 2:09 a 8:22 a 2:50 p 9:20 p Sun. 3:07 a 9:13 a 3:42 p 10:14 p Mon. 4:02 a 10:03 a 4:32 p 11:05 p Tues. 4:53 a 10:53 a 5:21 p 11:55 p Wed. 5:42 a 11:42 a 6:08 p —-

Apogee and Perigee

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Nanticoke River Roaring Point, MD

Moon Thursday . Friday . . . . Saturday . . Sunday . . . Monday . . Tuesday . . Wednesday

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Rise .1:45 p.m. .2:12 p.m. .2:43 p.m. .3:21 p.m. .4:06 p.m. .5:01 p.m. .6:04 p.m.

New Dec 20

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Set .1:48 a.m. .3:01 a.m. .4:16 a.m. .5:32 a.m. .6:49 a.m. .8:00 a.m. .9:03 a.m.

SEAFORD 71/54 Blades 71/54

Rehoboth Beach 66/55 Georgetown 71/58 Concord 70/54 Laurel 70/54 Delmar 70/53

Millsboro 71/58

Bethany Beach 63/55 Fenwick Island 64/54

First Dec 27

Day High Low Thurs. 12:15 p 5:56 a Fri. 12:29 a 6:51 a Sat. 1:31 a 7:44 a Sun. 2:29 a 8:35 a Mon. 3:24 a 9:25 a Tues. 4:15 a 10:15 a Wed. 5:04 a 11:04 a

High —1:16 p 2:12 p 3:04 p 3:54 p 4:43 p 5:30 p

Low 6:40 p 7:43 p 8:42 p 9:36 p 10:27 p 11:17 p —-

Rehoboth Beach Day Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed.

High 3:04 a 4:02 a 4:57 a 5:48 a 6:39 a 7:29 a 8:19 a

Low 9:12 a 10:17 a 11:18 a 12:15 p 12:05 a 12:54 a 1:41 a

High 3:24 p 4:21 p 5:14 p 6:06 p 6:56 p 7:46 p 8:35 p

Low 9:32 p 10:24 p 11:15 p —1:07 p 1:57 p 2:45 p

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