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NEWS HEADLINES 10TH ANNIVERSARY - The Seaford Historical Society raises $12,000 for the museum during an annversary dinner and auction. Page 2 HISTORIC RAILROAD - A marker will be placed on High Street at the railroad bridge to commemorate the opening of the railroad in Seaford. Page 5 POSITIVE STEPS - Nanticoke Health Services is closing Positive Steps much to the dismay of many who use the facility. Page 6 VOLUNTEERS - Dixie Northam recently was inducted into the Delaware Volunteer Fireman’s Association’s Hall of Fame. Page 8 HEART WALK - Some 700 participants raised $130,000 at the Heart Walk at Del Tech’s Owens campus. Page 10 AFFORDABLE HOUSING - The issue of affordable housing will be addressed at the annual Sussex County Today and Tomorrow Conference. Page 13 DRUG UNIT ARREST - The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit arrested a 37-yearold Bridgeville man for allegedly trafficking cocaine from his home in Coverdale Crossroads. Page 18 NOT-READY-TO-EAT - Check your freezer for Banquet or generic store-brand turkey or chicken notready-to-eat pot pies. Find out why on page 30 WILD ONE - The Woodbridge varsity football team scored 29 fourth quarter points to dash Seaford’s hopes of a Homecoming win last Friday night under the lights. Page 41 STARS OF THE WEEK - A Seaford soccer player and a Woodbridge field hockey player are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 45


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WALK-TO-SCHOOL EVENT - Nicole Callaway, Physical Education Teacher for Seaford Central Elementary, was awarded a grant to promote the Delaware Walk to School Initiative at her school. She hosted a Walk-to-School Event on October 5 that also served as the grand opening of the new Central Elementary Walking Trail and Mileage Club Recess Program. The trail is open to the community during non-school hours. The Seaford School District is a partner in the Sussex Child Health Promotion Coalition. In the photo Callaway leads a group of Central students around the Walking Trail. October is Walk-to-School month. Photo By Daniel Richardson

Chamber honoring Dr. Judy Tobin, Dick Collison By Paula Gunson

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The 2007 recipient of the ATHENA award is Dr. Judith Tobin, assistant state medical examiner for Kent and Sussex counties. The ATHENA award is presented to an individual who is recognized for professional excellence, for providing valuable service to their community and for actively assisting women in realizing their full leadership potential. The award, which is sponsored by Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships, will be presented at the Annual Fall Dinner of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 25. The ATHENA program began at the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce in Michigan in 1982. Since 1988, the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce has been proud to recognize, encourage and celebrate the achievements of women in business

Chamber dinner reservations The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Fall Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Seaford Fire Hall. Dinner is $25 per person. For reservations, contact the Chamber office at 629-9690 by Friday, Oct. 19. To be presented are the ATHENA, Business Persons of the Year, Spirit of the Community, John A., Jr. and Helen M. Moore Community Service, Exceptional Customer Service and Volunteer of the Year awards. and professions. The Chamber appreciates the sponsorship of the Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships. Judith Tobin is a native of Orange, N.J. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College, she received her M.D. degree from Columbia University. Her medical internship was completed at St. Luke’s Hospital in N.Y.

and her residence requirements in pathology and internal medicine were conducted at Dartmouth Medical Center in N.H. and the U.S. Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Vt. Since 1960, she has been on staff at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. In 1964, she became the assistant state medical examiner for Kent and Sussex Counties and remains in that position today. She served on the influential, governor-appointed Board of Medical Practice for 19 years. Dr. Tobin has held offices with the American Cancer Society and has served on various other medical boards in the state. She has also been on the board of directors for Children and Families First and the Blood Bank of Delaware. She was instrumental in the formation and planning of the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Western Sussex County. She is also member of several medical professional organizations. Dr. Tobin is the mother of six children. Her late husband, also a physiContinued on page 12


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The Seaford museum opened its doors on October 12, 1997. The dream and ambition of several Seaford community members, the Seaford Museum celebrated its 10 years of service to the community one day after its birthday on Saturday, October 13. Dave Webb had the idea for the museum in May of 1997. After a few phone calls to many members of the community, interest began to grow for the idea and 5 months later the museum opened its doors. The museum was originally located in the building that Webb

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Police station may get expansion By Lynn R. Parks Seaford’s 30-year-old police station could be getting an upgrade, to the tune of $1 million. The Seaford City Council Tuesday night agreed by unanimous vote to a suggestion by city manager Dolores Slatcher that the city request bids from architectural firms to design a 40-foot by 60-foot addition to the station. The expansion would give the station room to house new radio equipment. It would also give the department the room it needs to grow for the next 15 to 20 years. Slatcher estimated the cost of the expansion at “close to $1 million.” The city would borrow the money for the project. Slatcher said that the station’s communications room has to be expanded in order to accommodate the new radio equipment, which the state will give the city before the end of next spring. “You have to enlarge the [communications] room whether you like it or not,” she said. That expansion could be accomplished

in the existing station, Slatcher said. “It would be very tight, but I’m not saying it can’t be done,” she said. But simply expanding the room without adding to the building would crowd the building and would hinder operations at the department, she added. “The officers would constantly be on top of each other,” she said. Rather, the city could opt for what Slatcher called a “holistic approach,” expanding the communications room and at the same time creating room for more offices, a new conference room and more storage space. “We thought about what it would take to accommodate the department for the next 15 to 20 years, to make it fully functional and so we don’t have to come back to city council,” Slatcher said. “We thought we could look at the whole department, instead of doing things part and parcel.” The city council will have to vote on accepting any bid from an architectural firm. It will also have to approve any construction contract.

50 YEARS OF SERVICE - Spuck Bennett, owner of Harley Davidson of Seaford, was recently recognized by the Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association for his 50 years of service. Shown from left are Bruce Bennett, son, Benet McCormick, daughter, Jinya Bennett, daughter-in-law, Benita Wilson, daughter, Spuck Bennett, Ashley Alexander, grand daughter, Seaford Fire Chief Doug Butler, Bill Bennett, son, and Donna Bennett, daughter. Not able to attend was Bob Bennett, son. Photo by Daniel Richardson

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Dedication to be held Saturday A Delaware historic marker will be placed on High Street at the railroad bridge to commemorate the opening of the railroad and its significance to the prosperity of Seaford on Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. C. Russell McCabe, director of the Delaware Public Archives, will host this event. Funds for the marker were provided by previous State Representative, Tina Fallon, during her tenure. The Delaware Railroad was formally opened on Dec. 11, 1856 from New Castle to Seaford. Over one thousand locals gathered to celebrate the arrival of the Iron Horse during a windy rainstorm. Most of the 800 that arrived by train remained in the cars, including Governor Causey, Ex-Governor William H. H. Ross

of Seaford; and Delaware Railroad President Samuel M. Harrington. The meeting was held aboard the train where many congratulatory speeches were given and a feast was provided in the small engine house. The Seaford Museum, located two blocks east of this event, will be open after the dedication. A model layout of Seaford’s railroad center is displayed as an integral part of our rich history. Currently, there is a new Concord exhibit by Kurt Brown and a collection of Seaford telephone directories illustrated by Mildred Fager of the Acorn Club. Admission is free for Seaford Historical Society members and $3 for non-members.

A state historic marker will commemorate the opening of the railroad in Seaford.

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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007

Nanticoke closing Positive Steps exercise facility By Lynn R. Parks After Norma Lee Temple suffered a heart attack, her cardiologist recommended that she start going to Positive Steps, the exercise facility operated by Nanticoke Health Services, Seaford. She followed his advice and when she returned to him for a checkup, “he was absolutely amazed at what this facility had done for me,” said Temple. That was 11 years ago. Temple, 73, Seaford, has been attending Positive Steps since. Similarly, Lee Riggin, Laurel, started going to Positive Steps four years ago after undergoing bypass surgery. Three times a week, he does an hour of exercise. But this will be the last week at Positive Steps for Temple and for Riggin. Effective Friday, Nanticoke Health Services, which also operates Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, is closing the place down. “I am appalled to think that the hospital would close this facility,” said Temple, who has been a hospital volunteer for 48 years. “This was a wonderful service to the community and now they have taken that away. And why? Because of money.” Spokesman Tom Brown acknowledged that closing Positive Steps was a financial decision for Nanticoke, which last year, for the first time in more than 25 years, posted a loss. “We were losing a considerable amount of money” with Positive Steps, Brown said. “It was taking health-care dollars out of the budget, money that would be better spent on medical equipment and doctors.” Brown said that closing Positive Steps is part of Nanticoke’s overall review of its services and facilities. “We are assessing a lot of the buildings we have and determining if their mission is critical,” he said. “I’m sure there will be other changes coming.” Positive Steps is located in the former Miller Furniture building, facing Water Street. The two other programs in that building, a Veterans Administration clinic and a clinic operated by the Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, are both planning to move out. With Positive Steps closed, that will leave the building empty. Brown said that Nanticoke has no plans for the building. “It could be useful in the future, or may not be,” he said. “It is not very good clinical space. We are weighing different options.” He added that to his knowledge, Nanticoke has not received any offers on the

building. The facility is across the street from riverfront property that is slated for development of a private, gated community. Plans for Riverplace Condominiums, which will include 48 living units, 25 boat slips and a boardwalk along the river, were approved by the Seaford City Council in April. A shortsighted decision “Positive Steps was a good community service,” Brown said. “But we are faced with some hard choices about our health care dollars.” But many people who attend Positive Steps say that the decision will cost Nanticoke in the long run. “This is really shortsighted on the hospital’s part,” said Carol Lynch, a certified fitness instructor who often referred people to Positive Steps. “This is going to cost the hospital more in health-care dollars. People are going to have health issues and the care they need is going to grow.” The hospital has arranged for the nearly 500 people who are attending Positive Steps to go to Powerhouse, a commercial gym with facilities in Seaford, Salisbury, Md., and Cambridge, Md. People who sign a year-long contract with Powerhouse will “pay pretty much what they are paying at Positive Steps,” said gym owner Tony Taghipour. People attending Positive Steps pay from $18 a month for hospital employees to $35 a month for non-employees. But some who attend Positive Steps are unwilling to sign a contract with the gym. “At my age, I don’t want to sign a contract for a year,” said Ronald Coulbourne, 74, Seaford, a diabetic who visits Positive Steps regularly. “They wanted all my bank account information before I signed the contract,” added Marty Stankiewicz, 70, Seaford, who also exercises at Positive Steps regularly. “They are not going to get that from me.” And many Positive Steps members fear that exercising at Powerhouse just won’t be the same. “People of all ages and fitness levels can come to Positive Steps and feel comfortable,” said Lynch. “I’m afraid that now, they will walk into Powerhouse, get an up and down look from someone in there and walk right back out.” “Positive Steps has been ideal for us old-timers,” added Wendell Combs, 82, Bridgeville. “I’m going to go to Powerhouse. But I just don’t know whether I

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Lou Everline, Seaford, lifts weights at Positive Steps. He plans to buy equipment so he can exercise at home. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

will like it or not.” Richard Livingston, 85, Seaford, has been going to Positive Steps since 2000, when it was recommended to him by his cardiologist. He and his wife, Shirley, visit the facility three times a week and exercise for 40 minutes, he on the treadmill, rowing machine and stationary bicycle, and she on the treadmill and the windjammer, an arm exerciser. “I suspect that I feel better as a result of

it,” Livingston said. When Positive Steps closes, they will no longer go to an exercise facility. Powerhouse, which they would have to drive across busy U.S. 13 to reach, “just doesn’t attract me at all,” Livingston said. Livingston said that instead of his gym exercise, he and his wife will take walks. “I have a very nice, four-wheel walker Continued to page nine



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Meet Your Fire Service Volunteers Laurel Auxiliary member inducted into Hall of Fame The Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers continue their series of articles highlighting the men and women who serve as volunteers in the local fire departments. These volunteers work tirelessly providing protection and responding in time of need. We hope the series helps to show our respect for their efforts as we increase community awareness of their sacrifices.

By Donna Dukes-Huston Last month, Dixie Northam was inducted as the Sussex County representative for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Delaware Volunteer Fireman’s Association’s Hall of Fame. Northam has been a member of Laurel’s auxiliary for the past 38 years. Northam joined the auxiliary when her late husband, Jack, decided to join the fire department in 1968. “At that time, whenever a fireman joined, his wife was automatically a member of the auxiliary,” Northam said. The auxiliary proved to be a good social outlet for Northam, who had moved to Laurel from the Western Shore only a few years earlier when she and Jack got married. “It really helped me to meet people and make friends since I was new to the area,”

Northam said. Today, banquets still serve as the primary fundraiser for the auxiliary. They also assist the firefighters with special events that they sponsor, including a recent Texas Hold ‘Em tournament. Northam was instrumental in adding another fundraiser that has become an annual tradition in Laurel. Just over thirty years ago, Northam and Eleanor Elliott made Easter eggs for a bake sale the auxiliary hosted. They were so popular there, they decided to sell the eggs every year. “This has grown considerably over the years,” Northam said. “Last year, we sold over 4,000 eggs.” Northam said that each year the 15-20 member committee spends Friday night, Saturday and Sunday making all the eggs. The auxiliary is also on call to feed the firefighters when disaster strikes or a major fire occurs. Northam remembers one fire in particular. “Years ago the Laurel Hotel and the Silco building burned,” Northam recalled. “We had served a banquet earlier that night but we came back in to feed the firemen.” At such times when supplies at the fire hall could be limited, French’s Food Rite

Dixie Northam, a member of the Laurel Ladies Auxiliary for the past 38 years, was recently inducted as the Sussex County representative for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Delaware Volunteer Fireman’s Association’s Hall of Fame.

used to open the store in the middle of the night so that the ladies could stock up for their emergency, according to Northam.

Over the years, the fire house has always had a family atmosphere, Northam said. “Lots of children grow up at the fire house,” she said. “It plays a major part in their lives.” Northam’s own daughter, Stacy Northam-Smith, is also involved in the auxiliary and recently finished a term as president of the Sussex County Ladies’ Auxiliary. Northam has enjoyed sharing this experience with her daughter. Although Laurel’s membership has grown in the past five years, Northam would like to see the auxiliary open its membership. Currently, the requirements for membership are that the lady must be a spouse or family member of a firefighter and she must live in the fire district. In addition to the countless hours she has spent with the auxiliary, Northam has also worked at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in medical records for 43 years. She plans to retire in the next couple of years. Northam values the time she has been able to serve in the auxiliary. “It has meant a lot to me to be able to provide support to the department and the community,” Northam said. “The fire department is a true family - local, county and state.”

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Positive Steps closing meets with disapproval Continued from page six

with a built-in seat and brakes,” he said. “I will walk around the block with my wife and that will take about the same period of time that I spent on the treadmill. We will try to do it every day.” And when it is rainy, or cold? “There is quite a lot of room in the house where I can walk around,” he said. Livingston admitted that he will miss the people at Positive Steps. “There were a number of friendships that I had there, and a feeling a camaraderie that we will miss,” he said. “There are a lot of social relationships there,” said Keith Phillips, Laurel, who goes to Positive Steps regularly. “But beyond that, people feel comfortable there. I’m afraid that people who need an exercise program are not going to be served.”

Good results at Positive Steps Riggin said that he is going to try Powerhouse. “But I’m afraid I won’t get the same results I’ve gotten here,” he said. Around the first of the year, Nanticoke bought a lot of new equipment for Positive Steps, he said. Some of the new equipment is still in the boxes in which it came. “We don’t understand why they would spend money in here and then close it down,” Riggin said. Hospital spokesman Brown said that the decision to close Positive Steps was made after the new equipment was bought. “We will be able to sell some of the equipment, and return some other pieces,” he said. In addition to the new equipment, the staff contributed to his success at Positive Steps, Riggin said.

“This is a very comfortable place to work out,” said Yancy Hillegas, Bethel, who visits the gym regularly with her husband, Dave. “We went out of our way to make people feel at home here,” said Kathy Cordrey, fitness technician. “People have done well here. This decision is all about money. It’s not about health.”

Lynch agreed. And she added that her father-in-law, the late Dr. John C. Lynch, a founder of the hospital and a member of Nanticoke’s Physician’s Hall of Fame, would agree. “My father-in-law is turning over in his grave,” said Lynch, her voice trembling. “He was all about caring for people, and this decision has nothing to do with

caring for people.” “I have supported every funddrive the hospital has had since I moved to Seaford in 1962,” said Lou Everline, 67, a member of Positive Steps. “Every fund drive they have brought out, I have supported. And now, this. It seems that they could not care less about people like us.”

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Heart Walk raised $130,000 for AHA By Carol Kinsley Some 700 participants raised $130,000 at the Heart Walk held Saturday, Oct. 6, at Del Tech’s Owens campus in Georgetown. Twice around the perimeter of the campus is 5K or about 3.2 miles. This is the 15th year that there has been a heart walk; however, the old American Heart Association (AHA) program ceased to exist this year, explained John Hollis, co-chairman with Jeff Banning of Trinity Transport of the Heart Walk held in Sussex County. This year the AHA is promoting a new program called Start! which begins with a national challenge to walk a total of one million miles at AHA Start! Heart Walks this fall. The 5K walk in Georgetown was the third and final one scheduled in Delaware. With Start!, AHA encourages businesses and community organizations to facilitate physical activity and good nutrition not just one day but year round, Hollis said. Trinity Transport, Hollis said, has taken the concept to heart. Employees have logged 10,000 miles since the program was launched and the Seaford-based corporation was recognized in the Wall Street Journal as a Gold Level company. Awarded twice per year, gold-level recognition is for companies that fulfill

criteria such as offering employees physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work, promoting a wellness culture, as well as implementing at least six of the physical activities, two of the nutrition activities and one of the culture activities listed in the Start! application form. Jeff Banning, CEO at Trinity, said modestly after receiving an award at the Heart Walk, “It’s them, the employees, not me. They’re an amazing group!” Employees are not coerced, but have the opportunity, Banning explained, to use an exercise room and participate in “lunch and learn” sessions. A lunch wagon brings salads and fresh vegetables to the office. Hollis said Nemours is involved in the Start! program because it dovetails with the effort to “Make Delaware Kids the Healthiest in the Nation,” along with the “5-2-1 Almost None” campaign. He cited statistics that show “screen time is monstrous,” more than four hours on average. “We’re asking parents to serve as a model for their kids. If parents trade time in front of the screen for physical activity, we can beat this,” he said, quoting the Centers for Disease Control calling obesity the most serious health epidemic this nation has ever faced. There were plenty of kids on hand for

Jeff Banning, co-chairman of the Heart Walk with John Hollis of the Nemours Health and Prevention Services, accepted an award at the Heart Walk. Banning, CEO of Trinity Transport, gives credit to his employees, some of whom clustered with him. "It's them, not me. They're an amazing group." Photo by Carol Kinsley

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After the storm was over, the delays began Story by Anne Wilmer Photos by Daniel Richardson Although Galestown residents have been the most vocal, residents in two Dorchester councilmanic districts have been coping with detours and delays for 15 months. Even a trip to the mailbox can be a daring undertaking for some county residents. If your daily routine doesn’t take you by way of Whitely, River or Cokesbury Roads, or across the Galestown Millpond Dam or by way of Palmer’s Mill Road, but you’d like to get an idea of what these folks are up against, visit Except for the water, very little has changed since these photos were taken. Any undertaking that requires local, state and federal governments to work together is bound to be fraught with some difficulty, but most residents and their county council representatives suggest that, after 15 months, they have been more than patient. Councilman Rick Price said that the hold up now is obtaining permit approvals from the Maryland Department of the Environment and some rights-of-way. He sees the results of the delay everyday. But at least some permits have been issued. Since last year, Price said that they have been “going through a process of working with MDE and FEMA and trying to get permits. We have FEMA money and design approval,” he said, we are waiting for permits. FEMA has signed off on most everything. Even the contracts have been awarded. But, so far, not a shovel of dirt has been turned. “All walks of life are affected by this,” Price said. “We need to do better with this situation.” In Councilman Price’s district, there remain four areas damaged by the June 2006 storm including two cuts on Palmer’s Mill Road as well as washouts on River Road and Whitely Road. Although his residence was not directly impacted, he said he talks often with constituents whose daily life has been severely impacted. “It’s a high priority for me to do everything I can to speed this along,” said Price who added that he is open to any and every suggestion that might help to get this done. Price added that there were several repairs that he thought could be made to roads that farmers needed. “It hasn’t been easy for us but we’ve tried to be patient with the county because they’ve never had that kind of damage before,” said Hurlock Postmaster Joe Turner. Hurlock Post Office, which serves Palmer Mill Road, has had to reroute rural mail carriers for over a year now but Turner said, proudly, “no postal customer has missed their mail.” The detours add six miles a day to the carrier’s route. One of the problems may be that the folks who are responsible for correcting the flood damage are not inconvenienced by it. Robert Ballinger, spokesperson for MDE said that his agency doesn’t rush permits where wetlands are concerned unless it is a public health issue. “We don’t put a time frame on permits and ask for people to understand that we are doing everything necessary to comply with the law.” Ballinger’s office was asked to provide the Star an accounting of MDE’s progress on the projects requiring their approval; that normally it takes 30 days to respond to such requests for information so only a few of the projects are updated as of this writing. The original timeline for the construction company from the county says that, in 130 days, the roadway will be at partial completion and the millpond will be “ready to fill.”

But the bid documents also specify that MDE has to inspect the work before the pond is refilled. Linda Walls, president of the Galestown Millpond Association said that members are “concerned that this will be another delay phase while waiting for MDE to inspect and issue the okay.” Councilwoman Effie Elzey said that the council had sent a letter to MDE Secretary Shari T. Wilson asking for prompt action. She expressed frustration that she said was shared by the entire council. That frustration is clearly shared by those affected and those who serve them, yet most county residents directly affected by the washouts are loath to complain publicly. But there are signs that their reticence is near an end. Squeaky wheel gets the grease Elzey and others have said that the Galestown repair work is further along toward an actual starting date than any of the other pending projects precisely because the residents have been vocal. But some Galestown residents have given up. Linda Walls said that a recent meeting of the Galestown Millpond Association dissolved into finger-pointing and charges that the association had been ineffective in expediting construction. She shares her neighbor’s frustration. Maybe they have not been vocal enough. A dry hole in the ground where a pond once was is not the only problem facing Galestown but some local residents, who complain to one another are unwilling to go on the record with their complaints. “We’ve got a department head who’s saying that there still has to be ‘definitions’ done with Maryland Dept of Environment. People need to be in there chomping at the bit every week,” Elzey said. Walls said that the association tried to anticipate problems and convey our concerns to the County Council so delays could be prevented. “We offered one suggestion after another to the council, often with no response. “From day one, we asked for periodic collaborative multi-level government meetings with all partners present to promote proactive collaboration and avoid the blame game, but this never happened,” she said. “We asked for the flood debris to be removed and the utility lines addressed in advance to no avail. The County Council did act on our suggestion to release the bid package in advance of final FEMA approval, but the approval came through three days before the package was scheduled for release,” she said. “Talking about doing, and acting on it are two different things. I am deeply disappointed that the council seems unable to take decisive control. Now we will not have our roadway and millpond back until the spring, at the earliest,” Walls said, adding that if the pond is not refilled until AFTER the spring plant, residents worry what will it be like when everything is dying in the water.” Problems started upstream So far, they haven’t raised cane, but Rhodesdale residents have been seriously inconvenienced, too. Cokesbury Road is an important route, and a long one connecting Maryland and Delaware. Customers who live along it get their mail delivered either from Seaford, DE or Rhodesdale, MD. The road was washed out at the southern end of Wright’s Millpond. “I have several Maryland customers who had relocated their mailboxes prior to the storm to get Rhodesdale delivery instead of Seaford Delivery,” said Rhodesdale Postmaster Janet English. “Now those folks have to go around the storm damage to get their mail or to get to work.”

English, who lives on Marshyhope Creek, recalls the flood vividly, describing the floating islands she and others saw floating down the river. “The river usually appears dark, a blackish-blue, but after the storm it was a golden brown from all the clay it was carrying. That clay came from somewhere.” English said that Indiantown and Puckum Roads, which run near or across small streams, were repaired within three months. Storm damage that involved a bridge – a common feature in a county that is more water than land – is still awaiting repair in most cases but, on Puckum Road, the bridge and a road that connected to private residences that was repaired quickly. “I live on Sharptown Road and go to church at Reliance. For over a year, I’ve traveled a longer detour route,” said English. A bridge and culvert along Newhart Mill Road was damaged and closed but it has been repaired and reopened. “If they hadn’t fixed Newhart Mill, people in this area would have had to go to Seaford by way of Finchville.” Cokesbury Road, which parallels Wrights Millpond Branch southwest until it turns west below Wright’s Millpond was not designated as a “dam road” until recently. That must be one of the “definitions” Elzey has learned that some MDE is still working out. Elzey, who answers to constituents coping with the loss of Galestown Millpond Road and Cokesbury Road, said that MDE’s designation of Cokesbury Road as a dam road will add to the time – and $200K to the cost – needed to put it back into service. It’s a sad situation that Dorchester County, largest county on the shore area-wise has such a poor record for getting things done,” said English. Down on the farm American agriculture, under assault from a prolonged regional drought, difficulty in obtaining labor to harvest crops and a commodities market that can affect prices of the crops they bring to market have been through two harvests and one planting season that involved coping with detours that added to production costs as they move farming equipment to their fields. Cathy Scott, whose family farm lies on both sides of “the hole,” said that a farm property that used to be less than one-quarter mile away from their headquarters is now six miles away and they have to take their heavy equipment out onto a major road now. They live and store their equipment on the Reliance side of the hole but the rest of their farm property is on El Dorado side of the road. She said that they lost one crop of watermelons on the day of the flood. Too much water caused them to rot in the fields. But she is philosophical about that, pointing out that it’s not often that you get a deluge like they did in June 2006. But after 15 months, even those who regularly cope with vagaries of nature are

weary of this one. “Every time we turn around they’re giving us some kind of stupid excuse,” she said. If it wasn’t such a major inconvenience then it might be amusing that they have just figured out that they just figured out there’s a dam at the southern end of Wrights Millpond. Cokesbury Road doesn’t actually cross Wright’s Millpond. In fact, the pond – and the leaky dam – is still there. Scott said that the dam had been neglected work for years. Some years ago a spillway was installed to accommodate the occasional overflow. When the area got 17 inches of rain in less than two hours, it not only overflowed; it washed out the roadway. Anyone who raises chickens knows that modern poultry operations require electric service and access for tractor-trailers. The lights went out during the storm as well as the alarm system that is connected by telephone lines to their house. Verizon did a makeshift job of reconnecting everyone to get service restored right away. They ran the lines across the top of the chicken house and over the lane that leads to the house. Every time, tractor-trailer drivers traveling on Cokesbury Road found themselves faced with “the hole,” they backed into the Scott’s lane to turn around, cutting the phone lines. It took six months of calling the phone company almost daily to get it corrected. Scott’s daughter drove to school instead of taking a school bus ride home that could take an hour in order to get home in time to help her parents with the chickens. After the flood, the school bus could not get to their lane anyway and “the hole” added 10 miles a day to her daughter’s commute all throughout her senior year – and that was when gas was $3 a gallon. “A lot of our neighbors have mailboxes that require 6-mile trip by car to get to the mail box,” Scott said. That’s a minor inconvenience compared to those who have to travel six or more miles at 2 a.m. to monitor irrigation running in their fields. “It’s peaceful and quiet right now, but having to run back and forth when we are running irrigation made us decide against irrigation on one farm this year,” she said. “We have three farms but are now tilling only two because of the time and gas to go back and forth.” When the work begins to repair Cokesbury Road, that will inconvenience the Scotts, too, because “the hole” fronts on their property. Heavy equipment moving in and out of their lane may well cause problems with their chicken houses because the lane has to be kept open and electric has to remain on for the chickens. But they signed the right-of-way agreement to allow the county to send contractors onto their property to make the repairs. As the water came from Reliance toward continued on page 17

Cokesbury road is just one of 5 roads awaiting repair in Dorchester County.


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007

Community Service and Business Person of the Year winners chosen Continued from page one

cian, passed away in 1970 when her youngest child was only 9-years- old. Appropriately, she was given the honor of Delaware Mother of the Year in 1984. Two of her children chose medicine as their profession. Her daughter Patti is a nursing anesthetist and son Richard is an orthopedist. Her 19 grandchildren are living all over the U.S. As a member of Soroptimist International of Seaford, “Dr. Judy” is an inspiration and mentor to women of all ages. She is a role model for women who wish to enter traditionally unconventional fields for women. She is an excellent mentor for young women who are considering professions in the medical field. She has demonstrated great caring and compassion and gives unselfishly of her time and talents.

Community service award

Dick Collison is the recipient of the annual John A., Jr. and Helen M. Moore Community Service Award. This award was established in 1987. John Moore was a local businessman and developer for many years. Each year, the Moore family honors an individual who has performed outstanding volunteer service to the Seaford area community for several years. Most people know Dick Collison through his barber shop in downtown Seaford, at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department, or his involvement with the Downtown Seaford Association. Some have even had the privilege to know him and his inspirational attitude while battling three unrelated cancers. Dick's upbeat visits with others who suffer through a terminal illness show his quiet and compassionate side. Dick’s wife Shirley has been at his side for fifty years. Dick was raised in the Greenwood area and, after graduating from high school, went on to Salisbury Barber School where he graduated in 1957. Dick started his barber career at Dove’s Barber and Smoke Shop and went on to open his own shop in 1996, where he still plies his trade. Dick was one of the founders of the Downtown Seaford Association in the early 1980’s. He served two terms as president and chaired the Christmas Parade for four years. He still works on both the Halloween and the Christmas parades every year and is an active member in the Association. Dick sang barbershop style for more than 30 years with the Chorus of the Nanticoke and sang in the Mt. Olivet choir for nearly forty years. He has been a member of Mt. Olivet Church since 1961 and served as assistant sunday school superintendent from 1963 to 1965. In early 2001, Dick underwent a laryngectomy due to cancer of the larynx that ended his singing career but not his love of music. Dick joined the Seaford Jaycees in 1959 and was awarded Outstanding Jaycee of the Year in 1965. He was recognized for his community service in 2003 as the recipient of the Seaford Elks Distinguished Citizen Award. Dick received an Exceptional Customer Service Award from the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce earlier this year. Dick started directing traffic at the intersection of High and Cannon Sts. in 1959 during the sounding of the fire siren.

He joined the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department in 1965, becoming a volunteer fireman and ambulance attendant. He was honored as Fireman of the Year in 1980 and became a lifetime member with 25 years of service in 1990. Dick still drops his clippers and comb whenever the fire alarm sounds and, donning his bright vest, stops traffic on High St. while directing outgoing emergency vehicles. Dick has devoted countless hours in service to his community and has never before received recognition for his efforts. He is a most deserving recipient of the John A., Jr. and Helen M. Moore Community Service Award. He will receive this honor at the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce Fall Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Oct. 25 at the Seaford Fire Hall. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 629-9690.

Business Persons of the Year

Beginning in 1995, The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce has honored outstanding member businesses. This year’s honorees for the Business Persons of the Year awards are Dr. Russell H. Knorr, superintendent of the Seaford School District in the category of 26 or more employees, and Bryant L. Richardson of Morning Star Publications in the category of 25 or fewer employees. Dr. Russell H. Knorr “Keep the main thing the main thing” is Dr. Russell H. Knorr’s philosophy for the Seaford School District. By remembering that teaching and learning are the bedrock for the schools in the district, the business of running the district can be built on a solid foundation. In Seaford, innovation and fiscal responsibility go hand in hand. Dr. Knorr helped obtain community support for the passage of twelve out of fourteen referendums to increase revenues and to expand and renovate the schools during his tenure as superintendent. Russ earned a Bathelor of Science degree from Penn State University, his Masters degree from Villanova University, and his doctorate degree from Lehigh University. He taught 7th and 8th grades and coached baseball in the Great Valley School District in Pennsylvania for eleven years and was Assistant Principal for the Northern Chester County Vocational Technical School for fourteen months before becoming the principal for Seaford Senior High School in 1979. In 1983, Russ was promoted to Seaford Superintendent of Schools. He has held the position of superintendent of schools longer than anyone else in the State of Delaware. Seaford School District has accomplished much under the leadership of Dr. Knorr. Since 1983, he has implemented the reorganization of the district’s elementary schools to four K-5 schools, thereby reducing the number of transitions students had to make. Russ introduced the “balanced calendar” (or year-round) school concept, leading Central Elementary School to be the first such school in Delaware. He increased access to technology for students and teachers, including computers in classrooms, laptops with Internet capability, handheld computers, multi-media teaching carts – each of which has a computer, a document camera, and a projection system. Russ implemented the full-day kindergarten. He inspired the use of Rosetta Stone software to introduce three new world language offerings at the high school [Arabic, Chinese and Japanese] as well as to help non-English

speaking students learn English. Russ led the district’s strategic planning process in 1990-91 that involved staff, parents, students, and Board members, resulting in a consensus on a set of governing values, a mission statement and a long-range strategic plan. And this last year, all of the district’s elementary schools and the middle school met annual yearly progress. The district won the coveted Superstars in Education award from the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce in 2007 for the District’s Secondary Schools Advanced Placement Incentive Program” in the Seaford Senior High School and Seaford Middle School, Seaford. This program was designed to increase participation and the diversity of students in Advanced Placement (AP) classes at the High School level, as well as increase grades on the Advanced Placement Tests. The schools identify students who have potential to take these courses, offer preview mathematics courses to prepare students for the AP courses, provide access to a summer reading program and encourage parental involvement in choosing classes. The school district has been in the “Energy Star” program since 2005 and all six schools in the district have qualified to receive the Energy Star building label. And this year, the district was awarded the Energy Star Partner of the Year award in energy management. Russ Knorr is married to Loretta and they have a son, Matthew, who is a West Point graduate serving with the U.S. Army in Kuwait and married to Marie. Their daughter Sarah has two children Brendan and Evan. And Russ is, in his own words, a “die-hard” Philadelphia sports fan. Russ has garnered numerous honors over the years, including selection to the Abe Lincoln High School wall of fame and the General Wayne Middle School wall of fame. He has been twice chosen by his peers [other superintendents] to serve as President of the Delaware Chief School Officers’ Association. Russ was also chosen to serve as Chairperson of the Delaware Secondary School Athletic Association and the President of the Delaware Association of School Administrators [DASA]. He was twice selected as Delaware’s Superintendent of the Year [1990 and 2001] and selected as the National Association of Educational Professionals as the National Administrator of the year in 1999. Russ believes in management of change, which is something all school districts face. For example, in the past three years the school district has four new principals, four new associate principals, and new directors for business, elementary education and special education. In addition the district faces challenges in special education, English as a Second Language [ESL] students, and a growing ethnic population. Russ has guided the school district for more than twenty-four years and is obviously up to meeting the challenges. Bryant L. Richardson Building a new business is never easy, especially when during the first year you donate $2 of each paid subscription to local charities. The Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club, Laurel Good Samaritans and Laurel Little League all benefited from the “give-back.” But that is the basis of Bryant and Carol Richardson’s philosophy – to give back to the community because they believe that good, strong organizations make for good, strong communities. Bryant began his newspaper career working for the Seaford Leader in 1972. He moved up on the organization to news

editor, managing editor and general manager before leaving in 1984, when Bryant and Carol started their own newspaper, the Seaford Banner. After four and a half years, they sold the Banner to Chesapeake Publishing and Bryant went to work for them as general manager. In April 1996 Bryant and Carol, Bryant's sister, Jo Ann Sullivan, along with Tina Reaser and Tony Windsor, launched Morning Star Publications, Inc. and the Seaford Star. Shortly thereafter, Rita Brex and Pat Murphy joined the company. Four months later the Laurel Star was started. Just over a year later, they began publishing the Morning Star Business Report. Morning Star Publications also publishes the Business Journal for the Salisbury, Md., Chamber of Commerce, the Salisbury Magazine, an annual publication for the Salisbury Chamber, the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Guide and Membership Directory, the Laurel Chamber of Commerce magazine, and numerous special interest publications. The business had sales of $1.2 million in 2006 and has grown to 12 full time employees and many “stringers” or writers. The "Stars" are paid subscription publications in Seaford and Laurel with a circulation of more than 6,600. In just over 10 years, Bryant and Carol have accomplished everything in their original business plan. They will continue to serve the local communities and improve employee compensation packages to attract good people. Bryant and Carol are now working on plans for electronic publishing and aim to have a full-service, full-time information center online. Morning Star Publications now has websites for the Seaford Star, Laurel Star and the Business Report and plans to add three more websites in the next year. They feel this is a natural progression for the business and find it very exciting. Bryant and Carol are natives of Delmarva. Bryant was born in Federalsburg, Md., and graduated from Colonel Richardson High School. His higher education consists of courses at Delaware Tech and numerous workshops and seminars. Carol graduated from Mardela High School. Bryant married Carol Wright in 1967 and they have three children. Daughter Leanne is married to Hugh Mohler II and they have three children, Hannah, Hugh III and Henry, and resides in Towson, Md. Son Bryant Paul married April Durham in 2006 and resides in Virginia Beach, and son Daniel married Cassie Kraemer in January 2007 and resides in Seaford. Daniel and Cassie work for Morning Star Publications. Bryant is a past president of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, chaired the Business Development Committee for many years, and received the Volunteer of the Year award in 2006. He is a former Little League baseball umpire and former board member of WOLC Christian Radio Station. Bryant is a past president and active member of the Seaford Kiwanis. He was the first recipient of the “Roaring Lion” award given by the Sammons family of WXPZ Christian Radio Station. Bryant was named Editor of the Year by Chesapeake Publishing and also garnered the SBA’s 2000 Journalist Advocate award. Carol is a past member of the Business & Professional Women's organization. Spirit of the Community Award winners are Edward J Kaye of Edward J. Kaye Construction, Inc., and Charlie Towers of Towers Signs LLC. Volunteer of the Year is Dick Wolfe.

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Conference will address affordable housing issues and jobs for Sussex County By Frank B. Calio Back in the ‘80’s the term “affordable housing” applied to most everyone; it meant anyone with reasonable credit could purchase a modest home. Today, an affordable home is beyond reach for a great number of Sussex County residents. The issue of housing and the future of jobs will be addressed at the annual Sussex County Today and Tomorrow Conference, Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Delaware Tech-

nical & Community College, Owens Campus. Although Sussex County is the fastest growing county in the state, wages and benefits have not kept up with the rapid cost of housing. While housing in Sussex has skyrocketed,to the average cost of $250,000 the average wage in the county has maintained a level of $50,000 since 2000, increasing to $55,000 in the past two years. However, Sussex Countians wanting to purchase a median home at $260,000 with a $55,000 annual income would only qualify

for a mortgage of $164,791 leaving a prospective buyer almost a $100,000 negative affordable gap. Hospital officials at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes state the higher cost of homes in their area is hampering their recruitment efforts. Milford Housing Development offers a small ray of hope. Here participants work in a group setting with other households under the guidance of qualified construction supervisors that teach and educate participants in building their home.

Speakers at the conference include David Moore, president/CEO; Joseph T. Conaway, commission president; and the Town of Bridgeville, which will speak about the housing community for the 55 and older age group. Registration is open to the public by phone, 302-855-1659 or online, http/ Cost for the half-day conference is $25, or $20 for Chamber of Commerce members. The conference includes breakfast and lunch. Pre-registration is required.

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Seaford High School celebrated their homecoming last Friday. Pictured here are the participating seniors. Back row from left are Jessica Orozco, Wayne Cherry, Ke’Andre Smith, Lindsay James, Andrew Hoffman, Kelsey Riggleman, homecoming queen runnerup, and Rob Urell. Front row from left are Trevor Lee, homecoming king runner-up, Latasha Applewhite, homecoming queen, Lyntara Bull and Derrik Gibson, homecoming king. Photo by Dave Elliott. Junior class participants were Kirk Neal, Robert Payne, Marcus Wright, Hilary Cooper, Paige Crouse, Anna Duryea, Whitley Maddox, and Emily Whitaker. Sophomore class participants were Dejana Delarosa, Ladaya Gibbs, Paige Venables, Keith Cook, Zachery Hearn, and Gregory Mayer. Freshman class participants were Scott Donavan, Ethan Lee, Macey Cordrey, Judy Sirise and Katie Wesselhoff.

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our house, it washed out a large hole at least three feet deep. County roads employees brought a load of 3-4 inch rocks to fill it. That worked well until it settled under the weight of large vehicles servicing the chicken house, leaving a crater deep enough to damage any vehicle that used it. At first, the county roads people refused to come back saying it was on Scott’s land. When the county representative came out to get the right-of-way signed, and saw the problem, he arranged for county roads crews to put a load of crushed stone in the hole and Scott says that it’s a major improvement. There are plenty of holes left along county roadways from the flood and Scott said that farmers in the area have said that they will be glad to fill in the holes if the county will tell them where to get suitable fill. Passing the buck Harry Truman is probably the only public official to ever have a sign on his desk that said “The buck stops here.” But even a cursory review of the events suggests that there is plenty of blame to go around. Being declared a federal disaster area opens the way for federal funding to underwrite 75 percent of the cost to restore normalcy but, apparently, doesn’t cause state or county agencies to move any faster. Sometimes a little judiciously applied public pressure has helped, sometimes not. Oner Yucel, Ph.D., the engineer with Andrews Miller & Associates, who designed the new Galestown Millpond Dam and other projects that resulted from the June 2006 flood is as frustrated as anyone. He said that he expected to have moved on to other projects months ago, but that the issues involved in repairing the damage, including wetlands preservation and public safety, were incredibly complex. Yucel said he and his staff had been “work-

ing like crazy” and that he believed that everyone involved was “doing their best.” He cited examples of state regulators who have taken time to meet with him to expedite the project approval process. He said that he was gratified to have a complicated hydraulic review completed within a month. Some things have moved faster than he expected. During the dog days of summer, Galestown residents were assured that construction on the new dam and roadway would begin in August. “We have been given no less than 10 start dates by [Public Words Director George] Tenanty, beginning with the original start date of March, nine months after the flood,” said Walls. “The reasons for the delays are never owned by the county. Instead blame is laid on the design firm, the State of Maryland, FEMA, or most recently, the utility companies.” After one such delay, Tenanty encouraged Galestown residents to take it up with their federal representatives. Through Congressman Wayne Gilchrest’s office, they learned that money was in the county’s accounts but that FEMA was still waiting on plans from the county. When they received them, they turned it around the approval process in less than half the usual time in an effort to help the community. Utility companies also told the Star that they were waiting on rights-of-way. Galestown Millpond Association members have been told recently that the hold up is the permit process from the Maryland Department of the Environment. Ace Adkins, title, said that he has issued the Nontidal Wetlands and Waterways Permit for the Galestown Millpond reconstruction on August 21. From his division, it went to Dam Safety because, in addition to water quality and wetland preservation concerns, public safety is an issue when transportation is involved. The dam safety permit was issued in September. The utilities work has begun but was not completed by

press time. The contractor cannot begin until this is done. Then, the first step is to remove debris left behind by the receding floodwaters, which cannot be done safely while the utility work is ongoing. Yucel said that when “start dates” are projected that, it should always include the caveat “if there are no problems.” Although the hole in the ground that was a pond or a road stares residents in the face every day, most of the professionals involved in putting things back like they were are juggling these along with other pressing projects. Adkins said that the permit for Cokesbury Road had also been issued as well as the permit for one of the damaged areas on Palmer’s Mill road. Palmer’s Road was damaged in two places and the second area is problematic. In the second instance, there is a private dam just a few feet upstream of the road crossing. The

private landowner, who uses the pond for irrigation, got emergency approval to replace his dam and replaced it shortly after the flooding event. Dam safety has not certified the structure because the landowner did not coordinate with state officials to do the work according to regulations that govern the materials that can be used. The certification process may take a while as a result; meanwhile repairs to the second cut in Palmer’s Mill road are on hold.

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Police Man arrested for drug trafficking

The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit arrested a 37-year-old Bridgeville man for allegedly trafficking cocaine from his home in Coverdale Crossroads. State Police detectives were assisted by the State Police Special Operations Response Team, Troop Five Uniform Officers and the Dover DEA Task Force. Terrence Ross On Oct. 12, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the home of Terrence Ross, 37, of the 21000 block of Mill Park Dr. just east of Bridgeville. Officers seized 18 grams of marijuana, 65 grams of crack cocaine, 205.8 grams of powder cocaine, a digital scale, baggies and a 12 gauge shotgun with ammunition. Officers also seized $6,145 in cash. Ross was arrested on the following charges: trafficking cocaine; possession with the intent to deliver cocaine and marijuana; possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; possession of a firearm by a person prohibited; maintaining a dwelling for keeping a controlled substance; two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia; and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Ross was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 3 in Georgetown and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $684,062 cash bail.

Rape suspect turns himself in

On Oct. 9, Reginald Williams turned himself into the Laurel Police Department on an active warrant for rape. Williams, who was processed and arraigned by the Justice of the Peace Judge, was released after posting a $6,000 secured bail. The Laurel Police Department is currently looking for Reginald Williams of Salisbury, Md. Williams is wanted for rape for an incident that occurred on Oct. 8 in the Hollybrook Apartments in Laurel. Williams is described as a black male, approximately 6’, 200 lbs. Anyone with information on Williams is asked to contact the Laurel Police Department at 302875-2244 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333.

Man slashes friend with knife

On October 10, at 12:24 a.m., state troopers from Troop Five responded to the 14000 block of Deer Forest Rd. to investigate a reported cutting. Troopers learned that Luke A. Scott, 29, of Bridgeville called 911 after he allegedly cut his friend in the back with a “buck knife.” Upon arrival, investigators learned that Scott and the victim, a 36-year-old Georgetown man, purchased beer earlier in the evening and were drinking at Scott’s residence. During that time, the two men engaged in a verbal argument, which escalated into a fistfight. During the fight, Scott allegedly grabbed a large folding “buck” knife and slashed the victim’s back

twice. As a result of the attack, the victim suffered a severe v-shaped cut to his back measuring approximately twenty-four inches. The victim was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital and admitted into the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for his injuries. Scott was later taken into custody without incident. Detectives arrested Luke A. Scott on the following charges - first degree assault and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony. Scott was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 3 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $35,000 cash bail.

Lightning strikes home

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a dwelling fire on Oct. 9, at 11:27 p.m. in the Holly View Mobile Home Park on the 9500 block of Forrest Dr. in Seaford. The Blades Fire Department responded to the scene. Upon arrival, they encountered a structure that had sustained damage from a lightning strike. The home, owned by Gene Walden of Seaford, was equipped with working smoke detectors. Occupants were able to escape without injury and contain the fire to the exterior of the dwelling. Delaware State Fire Marshal Investigators have determined that the fire originated in a rear structural wall and was caused by a lightning strike. Damages have been estimated at approximately $1,500.

Unattended cooking causes fire

The Delaware State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated a dwelling fire that occurred on Oct. 10, in the 600 unit of Methodist Manor House in Seaford. The Seaford Fire Department responded to the scene and was assisted by the Blades Fire Department. Upon arrival, they encountered the alarm and sprinkler systems activated. The unit, owned by John Jacobs of Seaford, was not occupied at the time of the fire. A single sprinkler head activated and prevented the fire from spreading. No injuries were reported. The Methodist Manor House is providing housing for the victim. Delaware State Fire Marshal Investigators have determined that the fire originated on the stove top and was caused by unattended cooking. Damages have been estimated at approximately $25,000.

Passenger without seatbelt dies

On Oct. 13, at 1:50 a.m., troopers were called to respond to an injury crash on Rt. 13, N. DuPont Hwy., just north of Denneys Rd. An orange and white tractor trailer was stopped at a red light on Rt. 13 northbound in the right lane at Denneys Rd. The light turned green and the tractor trailer slowly started north. An unknown vehicle and a 2003 Hyundai Sonota were traveling, respectively, in the right lane of Rt. 13 northbound approaching the tractor trailer, which was still gaining speed. Just prior to rear-ending the tractor trailer, the unknown vehicle changed lanes quickly to the left and passed the tractor trailer. The

Hyundai did not change lanes and rear ended the tractor trailer. The unknown vehicle and the tractor trailer continued northbound after the crash and have not been located. The Hyundai was operated by Sandi Renee Carney, 25, of Scotch Pine Dr. in Dover. She was wearing her seat-belt and was transported to Kent General Hospital where she was admitted with non-life threatening injuries. The front seat passenger was Rachel M. Capetola, 21, of Marlyn Ln. in Kenton. She was wearing her seat-belt and also was transported to Kent General Hospital where she was admitted with non-life threatening injuries. Jason Crump, 29, also of Scotch Pine Dr. in Dover, was not wearing his seat-belt in the back seat. Crump was transported to Kent General Hospital where he died from his injuries. Alcohol is a factor in this crash. Upon Carney's release from the hospital, she will be charged with DUI, vehicular homicide and second degree vehicular assault. This crash remains under investigation. Detectives are seeking information pertaining to the tractor trailer and the unknown first vehicle. Investigators note that the tractor trailer should have damage to the rear. Tips and information can be provided to the Troop 3 Collision Reconstruction Unit at 302697-4491 ext 216 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-3333.

State Police identify suspect in Laurel Hardees robbery

The Delaware State Police Criminal Investigations Unit has identified a suspect in the Sunday evening robbery of the Hardees restaurant in Laurel. On Sunday, October 14, at 8:52 p.m. troopers from troop five responded to the Hardees located at 30759 Sussex Highway (RT 13 Laurel Oasis truck stop) to investigate a reported robbery. Upon arrival investigators learned that at approximately 8:45 p.m. the suspect entered the store and approached a female clerk at the counter. The suspect allegedly handed the clerk a handwritten note demanding money from her. The note also warned the clerk that the suspect would shoot to kill her if she made any sudden moves. After reading the note the clerk complied and handed the suspect cash from the register. The suspect fled on foot with the cash and was last seen running across RT 13. While at the scene, the clerk and another employee identified Devin T. Bagwell, 22, of the 800 block of Carvel Gardens, Laurel, as the alleged robber. Bagwell is described as a black male, 5’01” tall, 120 lbs, brown eyes and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a dark blue t-shirt, dark blue jeans and light color shoes. Bagwell was last seen running from the Oasis truck stop north on US 13. A copy of the surveillance video is available and will be provided to the media upon request. As a result of this investigation the Delaware State Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of Bagwell for Robbery 1st Degree. Bagwell is also wanted by the Delaware State Police for an attempted robbery that occurred in September of this year. Bagwell is also wanted by the Laurel Police Department for trespassing and

resisting arrest. Law enforcement asks for the publics’ continued support with these types of cases. The Delaware State Police ask anyone with information pertaining to the aforementioned case to call Troop 4 at (302) 856-5850, Troop 5 at (302) 337-1090 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Online tip submissions can be made via

Prostitution operation in Seaford

In a continuing response to citizen and area residents' complaints, on October 5, the Seaford Police Department along with members of the Delaware State Police Governor's Task Force and Probation and Parole conducted another joint undercover operation, utilizing both male and female officers, into prostitution in the East Seaford area. The Seaford Police Department will continue enforcement efforts into this type of illegal activity. The following individuals were arrested during the operation: Cynthia Tillett, 18, of Seaford on charges of prostitution, loitering w/intent to commit sex act and violation of probation. She was arraigned at Court #4 and committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $5,210 secured bond. Deborah J. Corkran, 29, of Blades on charges of prostitution, loitering w/intent to commit sex act and violation of probation. She was arraigned at Court #4 and committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $5,210 secured bond. Tasha Ways, 45, of Seaford on charges of prostitution, loitering w/intent to commit sex act, theft, and possession of drug paraphernalia (two counts). She was arraigned at Court #4 and released on $1,650 unsecured bond. Kimberly Dawson, 22, no fixed address on charges of prostitution, loitering w/intent to commit sex act, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arraigned at Court #4 and committed to department of Corrections in lieu of $360 secured bond. Marsheilia A. Cropper, 48, of Laurel. on charges of prostitution, loitering w/intent to commit sex act, and possession of drug paraphernalia (four counts), Superior Court Capias, Family Court Capias. She was arraigned at Court #4 and committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $6,959 secured bond. Jerry J. Patton, 65, of Seaford on charges of patronizing a prostitute, and patronizing a prostitute within 1,000 feet of church. He pled guilty at Court #4 and was released after a $1,217 fine. Stephen A. Slaughter, 39, of Georgetown on charges of patronizing a prostitute and patronizing a prostitute within 1,000 feet of church, and one traffic charge. He was arraigned at Court #4 and released on $1,050 unsecured bond. The following individual was contacted during the operation that had outstanding warrants from the Seaford Police Department for theft and criminal mischief and arrested on the following charges. Jamie O. Deshields, 25, of Seaford on charges of theft, criminal mischief (two counts), possession of crack cocaine (.7 grams), possession of cocaine within 300 feet of a park, possession of drug paraphernalia, and on Court of Common Pleas Capias (two). He was arraigned at Court #4 and committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $500 secured bond.

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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007

Community Bulletin Board NHS Auxiliary Book Fair

Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary presents a book fair, “Fall into Savings with ‘Books Are Fun’,” in the main lobby. Dates are Thursday, Oct. 18, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m.; and Friday, Oct. 19, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cash, check and credit payroll deduction, accepted.

Halloween Events

Children’s Halloween Party

The Seaford Elks Lodge will hold their annual Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 27, beginning sharply at 2 p.m. and ending at 4 p.m. The costume judging for the funniest, scariest and most original will be done at the beginning of the party so the children will be more comfortable while having their lunch and playing games. A trick or treat candy bag will be given to each child. Hot dogs, peanut butter sandwiches, drinks and other munchies will be served. Because of the high volume of people last year, we ask that no more than two adults accompany their child coming to the party. For more information you may contact Janice Cecil at 875-3810.

Halloween Parade and Party

Downtown Seaford Association presents their Halloween parade and party, Wednesday, October 24. Line-up will start at 6:15 p.m. at Cedar at High Street. Parade will start at 7 p.m. Must be in costume to enter. Cash prizes for costume contest.

Children’s Holloween Party

Laurel American Legion Post 19 is hosting their annual Children’s Holloween Party, Sunday, Oct. 28 from 24 p.m. All children 12 and under are invited. Games, prizes, refreshments and fun for all kids.

Seaford VFW Costume Party

Oct. 27 there will be a Halloween costume party. Prizes will be awarded for different types of costumes...door prizes too. Hors d’oeuvres, snacks, etc. will be served along with a cash bar. Must be 21 or older to attend - open to the public. Live music will be by Earth Dogs. Cost is $7 per person.

Acorn Club Halloween Party

The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford is having a “Halloween Party” at the Seaford Library on Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m

Events Apple Scrapple stamp

Stop by the Bridgeville Post Office for the exclusive Apple Scrapple stamp cancellation! Or, mail your request in over the next 30 days to obtain 2007 cancellation.

Abstract Paintings showing

Newtown Baking in Staunton, Va., is featuring abstract paintings by artist Sherry L. Boyd, formerly Sherry L. Rolph of Seaford. Opening was Sept. 2; show runs through Oct. 30.

Georgetown Library events

and ceramics to needlework, jewelry, dolls, clothing, and more. Admission is free; there will be door prizes and refreshments. For more information, call the Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

chicken salad luncheon on Friday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Start your holiday shopping early! The Thrift Shop and the Pineapple Boutique will also be open. For more information, call 628-5631.

Capt. John Smith explorations

Scrapbooking Fundraiser

Dr. Michael Scott of SU’s Geography and Geoscience Department, in his presentation, “Captain John Smith and His Chesapeake Bay Explorations in 1608,” discusses Smith’s journey, which he has re-mapped using modern geographic information system technology. Presentations are: Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 2:30 p.m. Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford, (RSVP to Dixie Carlisle 628-5631). Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m. - Scarborough Student Leadership Center, SU campus. For more information about the classes or an annual membership visit the “Learn with SU” Web site at

• Hometown Pictures has returned to the library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in the conference room. Come in and remember the past of Georgetown and help us put names to faces that might be forever forgotten. For more information call the library at 856-7958. • The library will hold Story Time at 10:30 a.m., every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library at 856-7958. • The library is sponsoring Popcorn and a Movie on the first Friday of every month. For movie title and more information call the library at 856-7958. • The Georgetown Public Library along with Inclind Inc. will be presenting “A look at the Computer Virtual World,” on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. For more information call the library at 856-7958.

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will be held in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 20-21. Renee Smith will be participating and is raising funds for the walk. If you wish to donate, visit; click on donate and search Renee Smith (pink lady and the tramp).

Laurel Library-Is Yoga for You?

Annual Manor House Bazaar

An introductory program on the health benefits of yoga exercises and positioning will be offered by the Laurel Public Library, on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. Yoga instructor Amy Gootee Ash will be explaining the basics behind yoga and demonstrating many of the positions. Attendees are encouraged to participate and sample a lesson to see if yoga is right for them. Those wishing to join in should bring mats or towels. Information about further lessons may be available if there is enough interest. For further information contact the library at 875-3184

Mennonite School Fall Sale

The Greenwood Mennonite School will hold its annual Fall Benefit Sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the school. The day begins with an all-you-can-eat breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the sale at 9:30 a.m. featuring both live and silent auctions. Autographed items, crafts, comforters and quilts, gift certificates, theme baskets from the various classes at the school, and many wonderful items donated by local businesses will be auctioned. In addition, baked goods will be sold throughout the day, and delicious lunch items and a kids Christmas shop will be available. The Greenwood Mennonite School is located at 12802 Mennonite School Road in Greenwood. From U.S. 13, go east on Rt. 16, left on Rt. 36 and right on Mennonite School Road. Parking is free and there is no admission fee. For more information, call (302) 349-4131.

Adult Plus+ program craft show

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the 24th Annual Craft & Art Fair, hosted by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, on Friday, Nov. 9, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the William A. Carter Partnership Center. More than 100 crafters from several states will offer everything from floral arrangements, country gifts, woodwork,

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

Methodist Manor House located at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford will host its Annual Holiday Shop Bazaar and

A scrapbooking fundraiser event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Reformation Lutheran Church Social Hall, 613 Lakeview Ave., Milford. The event is sponsored by the Small Wonder Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). The money raised will be used to support a local scholarship and the civic program. A special introductory session is being held at 9:30 a.m. to learn scrapbooking techniques. The cost of the event is $25 per person and the fee includes lunch and hourly door prizes. Space is limited. To register for the event, please contact Lynn B. Wilkins at 302-335-0638 or

Financial Planning Classes

EST Financial Group is pleased to offer their financial planning class. The first class covers the topics “Protecting Your Money from Taxes” and “When Giving it Away Makes More Sense than Selling It.” This session is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19, respectively. This class is offered at no cost and will be held in the Hayman Meeting Room at the Delmar Public Library located at 101 North Bi-State Blvd in Delmar, Delaware. Class will begin at

Basket Bingo Extravaganza Saturday, October 27 th Delmar VFW Post #8276 200 West State Street, Delmar MD

Benefits Nor’ Eastern Storm Cheerleading Over $15,000 worth of Longaberger prizes! Including Medium Wreath w/Hurricane Large Desktop Basket Large Tote Basket Large Picnic Basket & Much Much More! Raffle Items Wrought Iron Organizing Bundle Dogwood Plant Stand Set Holiday Baskets Combo Set Laundry Room Bundle

Doors open at 11 a.m. (Pizza wil be available to purchase for lunch)

Session one begins at 1 p.m. Session two begins after dinner (intermission) A limited number of tickets will be sold!

410-896-3722 • 410-896-3379

Sorry, but we are unable to accept reservations without a pre-paid ticket. All tickets will be available for pre-sale; any remaining tickets, if any, will be available at the door on the day of the event for $65. Everyone in the building must have an admission ticket, including all children. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are only sold for both sessions; you cannot buy a ticket for only one session. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Age 18 or older to play bingo. (MD Law) This bingo is a fundraiser for the Nor’ Eastern Storm Cheerleading Teams, and is no way affiliated w ith the Longaberger Company and Vera Bradley.

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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007 7:30 pm and will last approximately 30 minutes with time for questions during and after the class. Attendees may look forward to an interactive and informative session. Please call Carol Greene at 302-8469201 to reserve your seat today.

Oktober Festival

Christ the Cornerstone Community Church (former Pickle Plant), will have its “Oktober Festival” on Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vender space still available. Call 302745-6494 or 443-880-8390. Family fun and great food: oyster fritters, homemade ice cream, etc. music and gospel karaoke. Located in Laurel on the corner of Bethel Road and 13A.

Make your own Christmas cards

Prepare your cards early. Enjoy a day of card making at the Stevens Classroom (Nanticoke Memorial Hospital) Nov. 10. Two sessions available: 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 pm. With your registration fee ($25) you’ll be learning to make 20 Christmas Cards and receive envelopes. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 25. Call Jessica at 629-3279 to register today! Space is limited.

Kiwanis Basket Bingo

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Millsboro will host a Basket Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Millsboro Civic Center, 322 Wilson Hwy., downtown Millsboro. Proceeds from the event will benefit local children and youth. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. The Basket Bingo features a great selection of Longaberger products, including holiday items and retired items, along with Vera Bradley eyeglass frames and handbags. The Kiwanis Club will draw the winning number of its 50/50 raffle at the Bingo, with a cash prize of at least $500 expected for the winner. Basket Bingo tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For tickets and for more information, call 9348424.

Family Reunion

The Daniel Burton LeCates family reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Rt. 9, Laurel.

Friends of Concord 86th Reunion

The Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord 86th Reunion, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20. Beginning at 2 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church. The pastor, the Rev. Diane E. Melson, will deliver a brief message and guests will be entertained with special music by Marty Vincent and Robert DiGennaro. A chicken and dumpling dinner will follow at 4 p.m., at the Community House. The public is invited to the service and dinner. Cost of dinner is $8 per adult, $4 for children ages 6-12, and children ages 5 and under are free. The church will be open for visitors to see items of historical interest to the neighborhood and church. Additional information can be obtained by contacting president Frances Givens 629-2659, or Judy Kohlenberg 629-0687.

Stay and Play

Parents as Teachers, stay and play schedule from September 2007 to May 2008. Parents and children from birth through age 3 are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Open enrollment. Seaford Park and Recreation, 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, on Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon. For more information call 856-5239.

Bethel Maritime Fall Festival

The Bethel Maritime Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Bethel Historical Society Museum. The festival will start out with a 3-mile recreational walk around the village. A breakfast, catered by the Bethel Market will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Food and craft booths will be open at 10 a.m. and entertainment by the Jones Boys will be from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call Janet Cordrey at 875-3971.

Concert & Auction

A Benefit Concert for George Wingate and a live and silent auction will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, 6-10 p.m. at Heritage Shores Club, Bridgeville. George Wingate grew up in Laurel and graduated from Laurel High School. He served as an Army Field Medic in Vietnam in 1969 and 1970, received several medals including the Purple Heart Cluster, Bronze Star Cluster, and was a M14/M16 Expert. He has worked for DuPont/Invista/Koch Industries for 40 years (and counting). George and his wife, Sylvia (Hall) and their son, Tyler, continue to reside in Laurel. George was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer in July, 2007. His treatment needs include radiation, chemotherapy and surgery to aid his recovery. Please help us raise the funds necessary for his treatment. The concert of great Gospel Music will feature: Cross County Band, The Lights of Home, and Gospel Café. Tickets are $15 (minimum donation). Seating will be theatre style – first comefirst serve. Tickets are available at the following locations: Bethel Worship Center, Seaford; Gospel Café at Centenary Church in Laurel on Saturday evenings; O’Neal Brothers, Inc., Laurel; This ‘N’ That Country Store, Laurel; Barton’s Southern States, Seaford; and Tull’s Christian Book Shop, Seaford. Donations may be made at any bank of Delmarva branch. Make checks payable to: BWC/FBO George Wingate. All proceeds go to George Wingate to cover medical expenses.

Ham and Turkey Shoot

The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, Oct. 27, (rain date Nov. 3) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road, 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection. Refreshments will be available for sale. For possible cancellations call 302-422-2948, or cell 302-2497025.


Monday, Dec. 10. This year’s theme is Peace on Earth and will honor the men and women who are serving in the military. Rain date is Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Entry forms and parade guidelines are available at the Federalsburg Town Office at 118 North Main St. or on-line at For more information call 410-754-8157.

Preschoolers Storytime

Parents, caregivers and children ages 25 are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music and fun at the Laurel Public Library’s Preschool Storytime, which is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

Trap Pond volunteers sought

Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for volunteer services (required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. For more information, contact: Glen.Stubbolo or call 302-739-1960.

Senior Center Red Hat Ladies

Help the Red Hat’s raise funds by participating in their Christmas Money 50/25/25 Give Away. Chances are only $1 each or six chances for $5. Chances will be sold by the Red Hat members and at the front desk of the Nanticoke Senior Center until Dec. 17. Open to the public need not be present to win.

Basket Bingo Extravaganza

Delmar VFW Post 8276 will be hosting “Basket Bingo Extravaganza” at their home at 200 West State St., on Saturday,

Oct. 27. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with the first session starting at 1 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be sold and there will be more than $15,000 worth of Longaberger prizes. Tickets are $55 in advance and includes a free catered dinner featuring an “Eastern Shore” combination of crab-cakes, ham and chicken. For further information call 410-726-7450 or 443-235-4463. Tickets may be purchased through the mail — Nancy McGinnis, 29455 West Line Road, Delmar, MD 21875. The event is a fund raiser for the North East Storm Cheerleading Teams and is in no way affiliated with the Longaberger Company and Vera Bradley.

‘Make A Difference Day’

The sisters of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Greenwood Memorial VFW Post 7478 in Greenwood are sponsoring a Make A Difference Day project during the month of October. They are promoting a dual project to benefit needy families in their community. They are collecting new winter items for local school children: gloves and mittens, scarves, caps and hats, boys and girls socks, jackets, sweaters, and sweatshirts. The other activity sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary is the collection of nonperishable food items and household products for a local food pantry to distribute to the needy. Desired items are cleansers/detergents, soap and paper products. Food items wanted are: soups/stews, pasta, canned meats, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, and other nutritious food items. Items can be dropped off at the VFW 7478 on Governors Avenue in Greenwood, on Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. noon, or call Ladies Auxiliary President Michaele Russell at 349-4220.

Charity Lodge #27 Cemetery House Residents are ready for you. FUN NEW ATTRACTIONS!

Seaford Class of 1987 Reunion

15th Annual Cemetery House Home of the Grave Digger

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party

Park next to the Laurel Firehouse on 10th Street and ride the wagon to the Haunted House sponsored by Charity Lodge #27. Tickets sold from 7 pm to 11 pm, admission $8.00 or $7.00 with a non - perishable food item - under 6 free.

The Seaford Class of 1987 is preparing for their reunion and are seeking classmates. If you are a member of the class or are aware of the location of a member, please e-mail their information to or call 6287870. The reunion event will be held Friday, Nov. 23, from 7-11 p.m. at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party, Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 to 10 p.m., at St. Philips Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, featuring Tony Windsor. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased in advance at St. Philips, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. until noon, or at the door. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Parade participants wanted

The Santa Claus Committee is seeking entrants for the annual Federalsburg Christmas Parade, scheduled for 7 p.m. on

October 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27

Benefits: Boy Scouts, Good Samaritan, and other worth while charities.

Thanks to everyone for your support!!!


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007

Class of 1977 Reunion

The Laurel Senior High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating their 30th year class reunion on Oct. 20. The reunion will be held at the Laurel Fire Department’s auditorium. For more information, call Susan (Tull) Collins at 410-943-8303 or Barry Munoz at 875-7408.

Meetings H.A.P.P.E.N. meeting

The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearn’s Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization, met on Oct. 11 to discuss issues concerning the Hearn’s Pond area. Among the issues discussed were the historical marker for the mill at Hearn’s Pond, the Hearn’s pond Dam study, traffic issues, and National Wildlife Federation Community progress. The group’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 7p.m. at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.

MOAA meeting

The Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announces its November meeting. The meeting will be Nov. 20. MOAA is a non-profit veterans’ association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors.

AARP Chapter #5340 meeting

The meetings are held at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library’s upstairs meeting room and begin at 10:30 a.m. Each month will feature a special topic of interest for discussion. The Society’s web site is

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.

Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Maj. Gen. Arnold Elzey Camp #1940, Sons of Confederate Veterans meets the first Wednesday of each month in the lower level of the Salisbury Library at 7 p.m.

Trap Pond Partners

Trap Pond Partners’ monthly meeting will be held at the park’s Nature Center, the second Wednesday of each month. Anyone who is interested in Trap Pond State Park is invited to attend. For more information feel free to call 875-5153.

Cancer Support Group

The Wellness Community-Delaware is offering a support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones at the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The group meets at the Cancer Care Center on the third Thursday of the month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. To register for this program or for more information call Kaye or Lori at 645-9150. All programs at The Wellness Community are free of charge for people affected by cancer and their loved ones.


AARP Chapter #5340 will hold a Board Meeting 10 a.m. October 29, at the Nanticoke Tribe Lodge #21, Rt 113, 1/2 mile South of 1st State Chevrolet, Georgetown. All members are encouraged to attend. For details call Cathey Betts 856-3441.

Toastmasters of Southern Delaware meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month in Bay Shore Community Church at 6 p.m. Develop your public speaking skills in a supportive environment. Contact Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201, or

Beginners Genealogy Class

Coast Guard Auxiliary

Bridgeville Public Library presents Beginners Genealogy Class on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., at the library. This class will be for beginners up to mid-level people who want to learn how to do research, and learn to use the computers to do research on their ancestry. Class will be limited to 10 people and there is a signup sheet at the library. Contact Alice du Bois Min for more information at 302-337-7401.

Genealogical Society meets

The Sussex County Genealogical Society meets the third Saturday of each month between September and May.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 12-04 meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337 for details.

Trips Christmas Spectacular

Seaford Recreation’s 16th annual Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular is scheduled for Sunday, Dec 2. The cost is $130. Call or come into the office to reserve tickets 629-6809.

Christmas Trip Show

Laurel Senior Center will have a Christmas trip to Wilmington Grand Opera House to see a show: “Home for The Holidays” with The Three Little Bakers, on Nov. 29. Cost is $60 which includes show, transportation, buffet meal and gratuity. For more information call 875-2536.

Food Breakfast Cafe

VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 7-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund.

CHEER hosting dinner club

Join us at the Greenwood CHEER Center every Wednesday evening for our weekly dinner club. The CHEER Greenwood Center is located at 12713 Sussex Hwy., Greenwood, and the public is welcomed. Each week there will be a delicious dinner offered for the price of $4 per person for individuals over 60+ years. For more information call the center at 302349-5237 or visit the CHEER website at

Pairing beer with cheese

Sample and discuss five beers and complementary gourmet cheeses with SU alumnus Nick “The Baltimore Beer trekker” Nichols. Admission is $10 per person. Friday, October 26, at 3 p.m. Methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. RSVP to Dixie Carlisle 628-5631.

Annual Luncheon and Bake Sale

It's time for Christ United Methodist Church’s Annual Luncheon and Bake Sale, at 510 S. Central Ave. in Laurel. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Enjoy our delicious homemade soup and chicken salad sandwiches. Then take home some delectable goodies from our bake sale and Country Corner that will include several different choices of baked goodies, jellies, jams, relishes, and other surprises. Take outs will also be available.

St. George’s UMC selling food

Homemade chicken salad, peas and dumplings, and pumpkin whoopee pies for dessert available for sale on Friday, Nov. 2, at St. George’s United Methodist Church, located near Laurel. Prices are as follows: Pint of chicken salad for $5, quart of peas and dumplings for $5 and large pumpkin whoopie pie for $1.50. Pre-orders only, accepted until Oct.

21. Food may be picked up on Friday Nov. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church hall. Will deliver to businesses in Laurel and Delmar. To place an order or for additional information call 846-2301 or 8757360.

Dinner Fundraiser

The annual Truman-Kennedy Dinner, a “chicken and dumpling” dinner fundraiser, sponsored by the Sussex County Women’s Democrat Club, will be held Oct. 27, at the Bridgeville Fire Hall at 6 p.m. There will be door prizes and an auction. Attorney General Joseph R. Biden, III will be the guest speaker. For information and ticket reservations call Petie Holloway at 854-6546.

Elks Lodge to hold Fish Fry

The Past Exalted Rulers Association of the Seaford Elk’s Lodge will hold their annual trout fish fry on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. All you can eat for a cost of $9 per person. Children 10 and under half price.The menu will include fried potatoes, turnip greens, stewed tomatoes, corn, dessert and coffee. The public is invited. Advance tickets will be sold only. Contact Jim or Janice Cecil and they will make arrangements to get tickets to you. Phone 875-3810 or stop by the Lodge and pick them up at the bar any Wednesday, Friday or Saturday night.

Woodland UMC women dinner

The women of the Woodland United Methodist Church will serve a Chicken and Dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $8; children 6-12 years are $4; 5 years and under are free. Woodland Church is located 4.5 miles west of Seaford next to the Woodland Ferry house. No carry-outs. For additional information call 629-5404 or 629-4662.

Family Turkey Dinner

An all-you-can-eat Family Turkey Dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28, starting at 12:30 p.m. – until?, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, 22759 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. Serving: Turkey and dumplings, mashed potatoes, vegetable, dressing, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter. Price is adults, $9; children 10 and under, $4. There will be a cakewheel and a jewelry raffle! Open to the public. Sponsored by The Women of the Moose. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon, Thursday. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email to editor@mspublications. com or drop off at 628 West Stein Hwy., Seaford.

JUNE 25, 2006

The Day The Rains Came We still have a few copies of the Special Issue we did on that flood.

GET YOUR COPY TODAY! $4.00 per copy. At Morning Star Publications Office 628 W. Stein Hwy., Seaford, Del.

Open Every Fri. & Sat. Night in October from 7:30 p.m. Midnight & From Oct. 28 - 31: Every Night: 7:30 - 10 p.m.

At Camp ESPA. Cost: $10 per Body Rt. 313, 1 Mile from Eldorado, Md. on Sharptown Road.

Free Hearse Rides Free Babysitting Plenty of Good Food


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007


Education Charitable gifting courses offered

The world of private philanthropy will be addressed in two free sessions being offered to the public by Del Tech, Owens Campus. Private philanthropy serves as the foundation for the financial support of charitable organizations. While benefiting the recipient, such generosity can also provide significant benefits for the donor. Wise donors plan their charitable gifting efforts, as tax laws at both Layton state and federal levels encourage such efforts. The following courses are designed to be informative to both individual donors and to charitable organizations seeking additional contributions: The Basics of Charitable Gifting will be presented on Oct. 23, 6-8:30 p.m. It will address the human factors which influence the making of charitable donations. The course will also review the basic tax and financial aspects of gifting. Charitable Gifting Alternatives for Appreciated Property is Oct. 25, 6-8:30 p.m. The concept of gifts that give, gifts that give back is introduced as certain charitable gifting techniques can provide guaranteed income to the donor for life. The presenter is Howard R. Layton, a certified public accountant and certified specialist in estate planning, specializing in estate and trust planning, estate and gift tax compliance and administration, estate and trust income taxes, charitable gift planning and high income/high net worth individuals. A business administration faculty member at the Owens Campus, Layton has established the Bonnie L. Atkins/Howard R. Layton Scholarship Fund as the recipient of his IRA upon his death. To register, call 855-1617.

Digital kids comes to Del Tech

Do you know what your kids are viewing on the Internet? Do you know who your kids are talking to in cyberspace?

These are just a few of the questions Robin Raskin will pose at Delaware Technical and Community College on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Delaware Guidance Services for Children & Youth, Inc. (DGS), “Raising Digital Kids” is free and open to the public. Currently a columnist on Yahoo! Tech, Raskin is an advocate for parental involvement in raising kids in a digital world. With over 25 years of experience in the field, she addresses parents and educators, policy makers, and the high tech industry on topics like Internet safety and the pros and cons of raising kids in a high-tech society. Said Sharon Baker, a DGS board member who has heard Raskin speak, “It is more than enlightening, it is essential for every parent and grandparent to know.” The program takes place in the lecture hall (Room 529) in the Owens Campus’ William Carter Partnership Center. For more information,contact Susan Hillebrecht at DGS at 302-652-3948 x130. Delaware Guidance Services for Children & Youth, Inc. has been serving Delaware’s families for 55 years and is the largest provider of mental health services for children and youth in the state.

Harvey earns college credits

Chakyah Harvey, a student at Seaford High School, has earned 12 college credits for passing three AP history exams. Harvey also scored in the top 5% of more than 140,000 Black Americans in the 2008 National Achievement Program when she took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Students achieve high scores

The following students received distinguished marks on the DSTP for social studies this past spring for Seaford Senior High School - 8th graders - Molly Cain, Benjamin Hearn, Tosajhn Hughes, Anthony Johnston, Aytron Sosa, and Franklin Stewart. Eleventh graders included Daniel Flagg, Sean Hubbard, Trevor Lee and Drew Venables. High scorers for science were as follows - 8th graders - Tiffany Booth, Janessa Byrd, Molly Cain, Justin Elliott, Hillary Eskridge, Myles Gray, Benjamin Hearn, Bradford Jones, Kyle Pepper, Nicholas Raneri, Ayrton Sosa, Alexis Sussex Academy: Rated ‘Superior’ Five Years in a Row

The Sussex Academy of Arts & Sciences invites parents, guardians, and other interested persons to learn more about our unique public school opportunity for middle school students in grades 6-8. As the only charter school in Sussex County, we provide a challenging; accelerated academic curriculum based on the design principles of Expeditionary Learning. In order to introduce interested parents and fifth grade students to our school, we are holding the following events: •

PUBLIC INFORMATION meeting at the school on November 13 and November 14, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.

SCHOOL TOURS on November 13, 15, & 16, 2007 at 9:00, 9:30, 10:00, or 10:30 a.m. No appointment necessary.

The APPLICATION PERIOD for incoming sixth grade students for school year 2008-2009 begins November 19, 2007 and ends January 4, 2008. Applications are available online at 21777 Sussex Pines Road, Georgetown, DE 19947 - 302.856.3636

Spence, Franklin Stewart, and Edward Wright. Eleventh graders included Ryan Budke, Jeanmarie Ferber, Daniel Flagg, Andrew Halter, Trevor Lee, Tara Reagan, Barrett Smith, Christina Steveson, Drew Venables and Caitlin Wasson.

DOC and UDEL honored for course The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) and the University of Delaware (UD) were recently honored by one of the nation’s principal organizations for continuing higher education for a college course that brings together students and sentenced offenders to learn and exchange ideas. “Drugs and the Criminal Justice System: An Inside-Outside Perspective” received a University Continuing Education Association (UCEA) Mid-Atlantic Region Award for Excellence recently. UCEA awards acknowledge creative, innovative and efficient programs, activities, and services in the field of adult and continuing higher education. Taught at the Women’s Work Release and Treatment Center (WWRTC) in New Castle, the course looks at how drugs and crime are related and intertwined, as well as how the criminal justice systems deals with drugs and drug offenders. Since its inception in 2005, approximately 75 UD students and 45 offenders from the WWRTC and the Plummer Community Corrections Center have completed the course.

KING AND QUEEN - Jamar Beckett of Milton and Ellen Rowe of Selbyville were crowned as Sussex Tech’s Homecoming king and queen last Friday night. The Ravens defeated over, 40-10, to win the Homecoming game.


After 9 long years of racing, Kevin Collins of Laurel, Del., finally landed a well-deserved 2007 Championship at the dirt track in Bridgeport, New Jersey. He drove #126 sponsored by his father’s company, Bo’s Construction. He raced in the 358 Sportsman division every Saturday night from April through September. It was a long haul for the Collins’ family every weekend, but it was well worth it in the end. His dedication and consistent driving earned him the championship. In the 2007 season he had 2 wins, 13 top fives and 25 top tens which ended up placing him in the points lead and winning the title. Dad, Mom, wife Dawn, children Brandon & Kristen, and crew chief Steve Cooper have been very supportive throughout the season. We are very proud of Kevin for a great year!


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007

Church Bulletins Take My Hand Ministry meeting

The Mary and Martha Tea Room, a program of Take My Hand Ministry, Inc., meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 2-4 p.m. at 102 Maryland Ave. in Greenwood. A light lunch is served, and a guest speaker teaches and ministers. This is a women’s ministry.

Homecoming Service

Chaplain’s Chapel, Deer Forest Road near Bridgeville, will hold its Homecoming Service on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. Former Pastor Mike Hurley will be the speaker. Special music will be by Mike and Ann Hurley, Pastor James Bongard, and Matt Esham. Dinner will follow.

Gospel Café

Centenary UM Church, Poplar & Market Streets, Laurel, is hosting Christian music each Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce & Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. October 20 - Joe Dawson, Mike Truitt October 27 - Revived, Amanda Jones, Frank Silva

‘The Judgment House’

“The Judgment House”, Oct. 25, 26, 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Christ Evangelistic Church, 9802 Camp Road, Laurel, 8752915. A simulation of the Judgment Seat of Christ — a Christian alternative to the Haunted House. Donations are greatly appreciated. May not be suitable for young children. TED to help cover the cost of materials.

Harvest Bible Fun Day

Harvest Bible Fun Day will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, 17249 Phillips Hill Road in Laurel on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be fun and fellowship activities for all ages. The day will include Bible lessons, music, games, crafts, lunch and a hayride. Everyone is invited. To register, please call the Church at 302-875-7715.

Galestown Homecoming

Galestown United Methodist Church is having their 152nd homecoming Sunday October 21 at 2:00 P.M. The guest speaker will be Rev. Don Murray, and the guest singer is Don Murray Family Band. There will be a hot buffet style dinner to follow immediately at the Community Center. There will not be a morning service.

No Name Band

The No Name Band will be at Grace United Methodist Church Hall, Georgetown, DE on Friday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. For further information, contact Everett Washington at 302-337-7198.

Chaplain’s Chapel

Joel Osteen Bus Trip to Baltimore. Friday, Oct.26, leaving at 4 p.m. Cost is $25, call 349-4874.

Organists Recital

The Southern Delaware and Northern Delaware Chapters of the American Guild of Organists will present a members’ recital Saturday, October 20, 7p.m. at The People Church, 46 South Bradford St, Dover. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Bishop Wright at St. Luke’s

On Sunday, Oct. 21, the Rt. Rev. Wayne P. Wright, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware, will make his annual visitation to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Bishop Wright will be the celebrant and will preach at the 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist service. Several new members will be welcomed into the congregation and there will be a gathering with parishioners at a reception immediately following the service.

United Church of the Nazarene

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 24-27, the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. will be sponsoring a four-night Revival, 7 p.m. nightly. Pastor is Ebenezer Williamson. Guest preacher will be Bishop Robert E. Farrow, and congregation of Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, 1607 East Oliver St., Baltimore, Md. The public is welcome. For information contact: the church at 1-410-94-0900 or Sister Paris Twymon, at 1-410-754-9135.

Church Fall Revival

Fall Revival 2007 – “A Provisional God in an Unprovisional World” – Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, Delaware. Services begin Wednesday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. nightly. Messengers will be Pastor Pat Jones of Heaven Bound Ministries, Seaford; the Rev. Linda Powell of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Ellendale; and Pastor M. Luther Hill of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church of Salisbury, Md. Sponsored by the Maggie J. Roberts Women’s Missionary Society.

Chairpersons: Timah Rickettsand, and pastor, the Rev. Idola W. Batson. For more information, please call 302628-3088, 302-265-6183.

Multi-family yard sale

Laurel Nazarene Church, ‘Side by Side’ will have a multi-family yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 7 a.m. to noon. All proceeds go to Heifer International which raises money to buy animals for families in poverty around the world.

Delmar Church ‘Trunks of Treats’

Attention parents … a safe place for your kids. Bring your children to Delmar Church of God of Prophecy’s “Trunks of Treats,” on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5-7 p.m. Dress in costume. There will be free snacks, games and fun. Cars will be lined up in the church parking lot – their trunks filled with safe treats. The church is located on Rt. 13 and Dorthy Road, (3 miles north of the MD/DE state line – between Delmar and Laurel)

Latin Mass

A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on Oct. 21. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For further information, call 302-6745781. more church items on page 27

DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Trap Pond, CHURCHNearLaurel, Del. 875-7715 Sun. School 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Pastor Julie A. Lewis

“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 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 Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m. Sunday

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


Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching Youth Group Sunday 4:30 pm

Worship 10:45 a.m. • Sun. School 9:45 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Camp Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice

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

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church

“A Place to Belong”

600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, DE 19956 (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector Holy Eucharist with Healing and Church School ~ Sunday @ 9:30 am

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.

94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956


Centrally located at 14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

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

MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007


The giving nature of love By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford


Laurel Wesleyan Church

Recently a group of 4-8 year Love is not only olds were asked to tell what love demonstrated, but looks like. I got a kick out of a few of the responses. mutually enjoyed Eight year old Rebecca answered, “When my grandmother through the act of got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anygiving. more. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s imperfect people who can never live up love.” to the hype that some media would claim Billy, age four said, “When someone a relationship should be. loves you, the way they say your name is Marriages have to weather through different.You just know that your name is sickness, unexpected setbacks, misundersafe in their mouth.” standings, and tragedy. Such a relationConsider six-year old Chrissy’s anship will never be carried by the shallow swer, “Love is when you go out to eat definitions of love pervading our culture and give somebody most of your french today. My parents have now been married fries without making them give you any for over 50 years and I marvel at their of theirs.” Five year old Elaine claims, love and dependence on each other. It “Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the should come as no surprise that my parbest piece of chicken.” ents have a deep and abiding love for JeWhile there were many other answers, sus Christ. God himself demonstrated the I caught a thread of truth running through true nature of love by his generous selfthese responses- love is giving. There is giving. The older I get, the more I see something about true love which will altheir sacrificial love. There is nothing ways be sacrificial. That’s why love they would not do for each other. Long stands out so much when we see it today ago they determined to have a marriage amidst our very selfish and self-preservthat was defined more by giving than taking culture. ing. If we claim to love our mate, then Such self-giving love still remains the we can’t spend our marriages always askgold standard for romance. So long as a ing, “What’s in it for me?” great body, hot looks, or a life-of-the-parIf these kids are right, and I’m pretty ty personality is the expectation by which sure they are, then love is not only we choose mates, divorce courts will redemonstrated, but mutually enjoyed main busy. Marriage is the union of two through the act of giving.

Women’s Conference 2007 presents ‘Fruit of the Spirit’

Women’s Conference 2007, “Fruit of the Spirit,” will be held on Oct. 27, at St. Luke’s Parish Hall, 202 North St., Seaford. Scheduled speakers are: Pastor Peggy M. Briggs, John Wesley U.M. Church, Seaford; Pastor Carla Wongus, United Deliverance Bible Center, Laurel, “Faith and Meekness”; Pastor Tambara Stewart, Restoration Worship Center, Georgetown, “Peace and Long-suffering"; Bishop Catherine A. Camper, Unit-

ed Deliverance Bible Center, Laurel, “Love and Joy”; Pastor Marian Kilgoe, Fresh Fire Worship Center COG, Garmington, “Gentleness and Goodness”; Minister Tervonda Moore, Agape Love, Federalsburg, Md., “Temperance”; Minister Isha Redding, New Light Christian Center, Princess Anne, Md., “Marriage”; Mrs. Constance Sturgis, Tyree A.M.E. Church, Berlin, Md., “Story Telling” for Youth; First Lady Patricia Richardson, Christian Stronghold Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Pa., Keynote Speaker — “Fruit of the Spirit.”

Tony Windsor’s CDs Would Make Great Gifts! “Grace of Ages” CD: Tony Windsor’s new CD captures classic spiritual hymns, including “How Great Thou Art” and “The Old Rugged Cross,” along with the powerful southern gospel sounds of “Swing Down Sweet Chariot,” “Bosoms of Abraham” and much, much more. Get your copy now at the Seaford Star office for only $5.00.

“A Few Old Friends” CD: This 20-song CD captures country music in its traditional style. From such classics as George Jones, Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, Marty Robbins, Doug Stone, Conway Twitty, Elvis Presley and more. Only a limited number left. Available at the Seaford Star office, Stein Hwy. Or call 302-236-9886. Only $10.00


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

Messiah’s Vineyard Church Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel 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

302-629-8434 • Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Youth Minister: James Hollis Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”

532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591 MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 5:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.

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

Wed. Bible Study & Sunday Morning 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”

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


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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT Ministry for the whole family 7 PM

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


The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 • Rev. Edward J. Laremore, Sr. Pastor 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)

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

The Church by the Side of the Road 15092 Cokesbury Rd, Georgetown, DE (302) 629-5222 • Pastor Harold Carmean & Congregation Sunday School 9 am Contemporary Church Service 10 am

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

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

Laurel Wesleyan Church Rt. 13A, Just North of Laurel Sunday School - 9:30 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship Wed. Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m. Thurs. WKID, The Zone Children’s Ministries 6:30 Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Todd Crofford Assistant Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor/Youth: Sue Boyce Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey

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

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 629-7979 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

The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby-Coladonato, Rector

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

N. Dual 13, P.O. Box 783, Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-6206 Evangelist - 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

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Obituaries Richard C. Evans, 80

Richard C. Evans died of liver failure, Oct. 9, at his home in Admiral Heights. He had a varied career in teaching, banking, real estate investment and publishing. Born in Jackson Heights, N.Y., Mr. Evans graduated from high school in Mountain Lakes, N.J., and then moved with his parents to a farm near Eldorado on the Eastern Shore. As a youth, he was a noted athlete. He captained the University of Delaware varsity basketball team in the 1952-53 seasons. He played semi-pro baseball on the Eastern Shore and professionally with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization. He is enshrined in the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame in Salisbury. He served in the Navy at the end of World War II and later in the Army. After graduation from Delaware, Mr. Evans taught school and coached at Greenwood High School. He left teaching to join the Sussex Trust Co. in Rehoboth beach, and then moved to the former Equitable Trust Co. in Baltimore where he ultimately became a senior vice president. He later served as chief executive officer of a real estate investment trust based in Towson and as an independent investorcontractor in Ocean City and Las Vegas, Nev. Prior to retirement in 1993, Mr. Evans was vice president of Annapolitan magazine. He is survived by his wife, Susan Cooper Evans; four children, Katherine Meekins of Hampstead in Carroll County, Clinton Evans of Chestertown and Scott Evans and Lindsay Evans Thomas, both of Annapolis; six grandchildren; and a brother, Philip Evans of Kensington. A prior marriage to Cornelia Hooven ended in divorce. Memorial services were held Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club, Stevensville, Md. Contributions may be made to The Eastern Shore Baseball Foundation, P.O. Box 2071, Salisbury, MD 21802. Online condolences may be placed at

Jo Anne Thompson, 62

A beautiful spirit was called home Monday, Oct. 8, 2007, when Jo Anne Thompson of Seaford departed this life, surrounded by her children and loved ones, after fighting a long battle with cancer, She was a daughter of Lawrence and Catherine Leonard of Purceville, Va., who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her son, Darin Martin Kauffman and a sister, Jean Leonard. Mrs. Thompson completed her education in Arcola, Va. She was employed at Vincent & Vincent Hair Salon before becoming a self-employed boutique owner. Her hobbies were sewing, Jo Anne Thompson baking, crafts, and sports. She was a devoted mom and grandmother better known as Mi Mi, and a loyal Redskin fan. She is survived by devoted friend and fiancé Tom Cook of Seaford; two sons, Kevin Humphrey and wife Melissa of Dale City, Va, and Daniel Kauffman of

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Bear, and one daughter, Stephanie Kauffman-Gale and fiancé Christopher Lilly of Bear. Two brothers, Lawrence Leonard and wife Suzanne, and Richard Leonard, all of Purceville, Va., and seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Garret, Kaila, Isaiah, Travis, Taylor and MaKena, also survive her, as well as a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives. Services were held Friday, Oct. 12, at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. A visitation was held prior to the services. Contributions in her memory may be made to Delaware Hospice, 3515 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810.

Mack Peter Matsatsos, 74

Mack Peter Matsatsos of Parsonsburg, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2007 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, with his family by his side. He was born on Aug. 18, 1933, in Mooresville, N.C., a son of Peter Mack Matsatsos and Maggie Mae Matsatsos, who predeceased him. Mr. Matsatsos proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He worked for many years as a master mechanic in the HVAC industry. He was employed by various companies on Delmarva, most notably C.C. Oliphant and Campbell’s Soup. After working for others, he decided to form T&M Heating & Air, which he owned and operated until his retirement. He will be remembered as a family man, always looking out for his wife, children and grandchildren. He had a smile for everyone he met. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Terry Lynn Matsatsos; a granddaughter, Alexandria Christin Matsatsos; and a sister, Stama Cox. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy T. Matsatsos; five sons, Michael T. Matsatsos, of Dover, Thomas A. Matsatsos and his wife, Theresa of Delmar, Anthony R. Matsatsos and his wife Mary of Parsonsburg, Tracy L. Matsatsos and his wife, Pam of Fruitland, and Todd A. Matsatsos of Parsonsburg; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Vaso Perdue, Margaret Beckner, Catherine Sauerbeck and Criso Martin, all of Danville, Va. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive him. A funeral service was held on Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Short Funeral Home, Delmar, where family and friends called prior to the service. The Rev. Howard Travers officiated. Interment will be in Virginia at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: Coastal Hospice at the Lake, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802, or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Doris Powell, 87

Doris Powell of Laurel passed away on Oct. 7, 2007 at her home. She was born in Georgetown, a daughter of the late Lloyd and Annie Betts Jefferson. She retired as a nurses aid at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She was a member of The Martha Rebekah Lodge #21 in Laurel, an active member of Centenary United Methodist Church and the Church Circle. She was also an auxiliary member of the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband George Thomas Powell, who passed away in 1998. She is also preceded in

death by brothers, Harry and Frank Jefferson; and her sisters, Clara James, Bessie James and Anna Short. Mrs. Powell is survived by her daughter, Kay Lane and her husband Will of California; a grandson, Brent Yanta, and his wife Tina of Egg Harbor, N.J.; and two great-grandchildren, Jayden and Kylie Yanta. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive her. A Graveside Service with entombment was held at Wicomico Memorial Park in Salisbury, Md. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Friends called at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Friday evening, where a Martha Rebekah’s Service was held. The Rev. John Van Tine officiated. Contributions can be made in her memory to: Centenary United Methodist Church, 200 West Market St., Laurel, DE 19956; or The Martha Rebekah Lodge #21, c/o Treasurer Geraldine Dickerson, 32730 Gordy Road., Laurel, DE 19956.

Clinton K. White, Sr., 60

Clinton K. White, Sr., of Gumboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was born on July 5, 1947 in Salisbury, a son of William Lloyd White and Iva Worth Harrison, who predeceased him. “C.K.”, as he was known by his family and friends, proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He and his wife, Cathy were charter members of the Salisbury Baptist Temple. He loved his work as a contractor and owned and operated CK White Construction, Inc. for more than 25 years. In addition to his parents, a sister, Lorraine preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Cathy Rae White; two daughters, Judy Lynn

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White of Lewes, and Jenny Elizabeth Lane and her husband, Jordan of Delmar; two sons, Clinton K. (C.K.) White, Jr., and his wife, Tamara of Laurel, and Jesse Daniel White and his wife, Sara Nicole of Delmar; four grandchildren and an additional granddaughter expected to be born next month; two brothers, Carby White of Connecticut and Harry White of Pocomoke, Md.; and three sisters, Louise Swift, Shirley Insley and Daisy Duncan, all of Crisfield. Several nieces and nephews also survive him. A funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Salisbury Baptist Temple, Salisbury, where family and friends called prior to the service. The Reverends Carlo Leto and Oren Perdue officiated. Interment with military honors was held at Line Church Cemetery in Delmar. Arrangements were in the care of the Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Ronald D. Baker, 61

Ronald D. Baker, of Seaford, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. He was born on July 9, 1946 in Salisbury, a son of Calvin S. and Thelma A. Baker of Delmar. Mr. Baker retired from E.I. Dupont Company in Seaford on June 30, 2001. He had worked as a supervisor in the polymer staple and staple finishing departments. He loved surf fishing, and was a member of the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association, Assateague Mobile Sport Fisherman’s Association, Inc., the Delmar Masonic Lodge #201 A.F.&A.M., the York Rite Bodies, and was a past member of the Delmar Fire Depart-

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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007 ment. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Debbie D. Baker; a brother, Kenneth A. Baker and his wife Heather of Salisbury; two aunts, Ruth E. Haddock of Delmar and Lillie B. Brittingham of Laurel; his mother-in-law, Esther Lee Dennis of Seaford; and many cousins. A funeral service was held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Family and friends called Monday evening and on Tuesday prior to the service. Interment was held at St. Stephens Cemetery, Delmar. In memory of Mr. Baker, contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803; or to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Evelyn Faulkner Kratz Nanney, 85

Evelyn Deakyne Faulkner Kratz Nanney, of Hooksett Turnpike Road, Concord, N.H., died on Oct. 13. Born on Nov. 15, 1921, and raised in Wilmington, Mrs. Nanney graduated from P.S. DuPont High School and Goldey Beacom College. During World War II, she worked for Diamond State Telephone Company as a draftswoman, correcting black line drawings, until the men returned home to resume their jobs. After the war, she raised a family and worked at Faulk Road and Channin Elementary Schools as the school secretary, and as a substitute art teacher. Upon retirement, she moved to Bridgeville, and later to Seaford, where she worked part-time as the activities director at the Methodist Manor Home. In Seaford, she was an active member of the AARP, organizing and sponsoring many

trips in and out of the country, and of the Spade and Trowel, where she chaired the Christmas Greens Sale and the Hospice Tree. Through the years, she expressed her deeply held faith, teaching Vacation Bible School and Sunday School, serving as a trustee in her churches, most recently Grace Baptist in Seaford, and living a life filled with curiosity and many pleasures. Her favorite activities were gardening, flower arranging, drawing, photography, traveling, and sharing a ride and a cappuccino with close family and friends. In the past two years, she adventurously explored the back roads around Concord, N.H., delighting in the shifting scenery of the passing seasons surrounding her new home. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Florance Glanding Deakyne Faulkner and Samuel Green Faulkner, and by her brother Harvey Earl Faulkner. She enjoyed the love of two husbands, both of whom predeceased her, Marvin Henry Kratz and Arthur G. Nanney. She leaves three children, her daughter, Lynn Tolbert Kilchenstein; her son, Robert Henry Kratz; and her son-in-law, Paul Steven Kilchenstein, who was like a second son. She also leaves four grandchildren, Eric Kratz Tolbert, Jessica Lynn Kratz Ciritella, Lesley Ann Kratz, and Katherine Marie Kratz; three great-grandchildren, a niece and nephew, one brother-in-law, and three sisters-in-law. Finally, she leaves many dear friends whose companionship she treasured through the years. A memorial service will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Seaford on Friday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m.. In keeping with Mrs. Nanney’s generous spirit of giving, the family suggests friends donate in her memory to the organization of their choice.

Church Briefs Church Walk-a-thon

On Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church is sponsoring the third annual church walk-a-thon. Eighty percent of the net proceeds will go to the church and twenty percent to the American Heart Association. Last year, following this event, the church donated $1300 to charity and this year they hope to double that amount. In order to reduce our expenses, the church is seeking donations of t-shirts, bottled water, hot dogs, hot dog buns, soft drinks, ice chips, etc., for the participants. In return, your business will be listed as a sponsor on the t-shirts. The walk will begin and end at the church. Only four miles around the great city of Seaford. Please contact Ethel Fountain at 628-3289 for more information.

Middle school conference

More than 3,500 middle school students and youth leaders from Maryland and adjoining states will experience a life-changing weekend at the ALIVE 2007:Transform 12/2 youth conference Friday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Ocean City, Md. Convention Center. National recording artists Big Daddy Weave, Group 1 Crew, Run Kid Run, local band Unsearchable Riches, Illusionist Jared Hall, sand painter Mark Demel and national youth speakers Monty Hipp, Fred Lynch, Cynthia Tobias and Darrell Scott will offer insight on issues faced by middle school students. “Many of the problems that were formerly high school problems are now prominent in every middle school across the country,” said Youth for Christ Executive Director Bob Arnold. “This conference, possibly the largest middle school conference in the country, will provide tools for these students to deal with the issues that they face daily.” Alive 2007 is $75 per person and hotel accommodations are available at for an additional fee. Register by Oct. 29 for $65. For a free leader's information packet, call 1-877896-3802 or view the information online at

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John L. Downes, CLU, LUTCF Laurel, DE 19956 302-875-7591

G. Jane Drace, LUTCF Seaford, DE 19973 302-629-4000

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Students at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, will have an opportunity to meet local author Candy Abbott on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 7:30 p.m. Abbott, whose novel Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp was showcased at a book launching at Delmarva Christian High School on October 6, will be featured at a book signing in the Campus Bookstore from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Jason Technology Center on the 25th. The public is welcome—especially parents, grandparents and teachers. Before and after the bookstore signing (1:00 to 3:30 p.m. and 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.), Abbott will be available at the Delaware Learning Resource Center located in the Child Development Center to discuss the book’s educational appli

cations. A faith-based story of a 12-yearold’s coming of age and discovery of his spiritual calling, Gavin Goodfellow has been adopted into the curriculum of two Christian schools. Abbott and friends have also developed an Interactive Journal to help young readers define the lessons learned through Gavin’s adventures. This student workbook is available for download Melanie Theofiles, Language Arts instructor at Epworth Christian School, is compiling a chapter-by-chapter Language Guide so busy teachers can use Gavin Goodfellow with middle grade students (recommended for 8th grade); the guide is expected to be finished early in 2008. Patti Payne, director of the Learning Resource Center at Owens, says, “With all the resources we distribute to the public, I’ve never seen anything like this. The book itself is an enjoyable read, and the curriculum pieces add a whole new dimension. It is a unique approach with a lot of potential for parents and teachers to get their kids thinking at a deeper level.” “We’re looking forward to the book signing,” says Janette Ghabour, manager of the Delaware Tech Owens Campus bookstore. “Candy is an exceptional writer and an inspiration to students and staff alike. It will be good to have her back on campus again.” Abbott retired from the Owens Campus five years ago to pursue writing, speaking, and publishing full-time. She served as Executive Secretary to the Campus Director for 28 years and is looking forward to reuniting with her former co-workers. Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp is her second book. Her inspirational stories have been published in numerous anthologies. For more information on Gavin Goodfellow: The Lure of Burnt Swamp, visit or call 8566649.

The Mission of Hope

Your grant writing experience can help the Mission of Hope, and earn compensation for yourself. The Mission needs people with grant writing or program development experience with a not-for-profit organization. Call Mission Administrator Paul Alexander for details. The Mission also accepts vehicle donations that can return a tax deduction and the good feeling that comes from helping those in need. The Mission of Hope provides rehabilitation, education and housing for men who are homeless. The Mission treats the causes of homelessness in order to return these men to a productive life in the community. Please contact the Mission at 6292559, or you can e-mail the Mission at SeafordMission@Verizon.Net, or write to Seaford Mission, PO Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973. As always, the Mission appreciates all financial help, vehicle donations, and especially your prayers.


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007

Entertainment Rehoboth Film Society welcomes John Waters The Rehoboth Beach Film Society announced the return of John Waters to Rehoboth. American filmmaker, John Waters was present for the first Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival in 1988 and will return on Oct. 27 for a pre-10th anniversary celebration. The Rehoboth Film Society, whose mission is to promote film as an art form through community outreach and educational film initiatives for all ages will be hosting a performance by John Waters of “This Filthy World” at the clubhouse at Baywood Greens, followed by a cocktail reception. Waters, collectively known as filmmaker, writer, visual artist and art collector is best known for his work in the 70s, 80s and early 90s including Pink Flamingos (1972), Female Trouble (1974), Desperate Living (1977), Polyester (1981), Hairspray (1988), Cry-Baby (1990) and Serial Mom (1994). Waters has more than 40 years experience in the independent film industry and will share many of his entertaining and fascinating experiences throughout this memorable performance. The performance of “This Filthy World,” scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27 begins at 5 p.m. and will be held at the

‘Love Letters’

The Adult Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, is currently taking reservations for a dinner show to be held on Thursday, Nov. 15. “Love Letters” will be performed by actors from Lewes-based Footlight Productions. It tells the tale of lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and unstable artist Melissa Gardner, and their bittersweet relationship. Tickets for the Delaware Tech performance are $55 each or $99 for a couple, which includes the play and dinner. Doors open the night of Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6 p.m. The show is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. For more information or to register, call the Adult Plus+ program office at 302-856-5618.

One Nation Under Blog Filmmaker John Waters will return to the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival as part or their 10th anniversary.

clubhouse at Baywood Greens located on Rt. 24. Tickets are currently available for $135 each and include the performance, two beverages and delicious hors d’oeuvres. Contact the Rehoboth Beach Film Society office at 645-9095 or visit for further details, information or ticket reservations.

Nothing is off limits when members of The Second City Touring Company perform their newest show, “One Nation Under Blog”. This show mimes comedic gold from the day’s headlines and the worlds of politics, entertainment and media. With outrageous improv from six lively and talented performers this show promises to entertain just about everyone. This show may contain adult language and issues. The Second City Touring Company will perform at the Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover, on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Tickets for adults are $23, students,

seniors and military are $20. For more information, or to reserve tickets, call the box office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 678-5152.

Fort Delaware Ghost Tours

As Halloween approaches, the staff of Fort Delaware State Park asks visitors if they dare set foot on Pea Patch Island at night. Each year, Fort Delaware hosts spooky Ghost Tours that take visitors through the twisting and turning caverns and hallways of the Civil War-era fortress. The tours include artillery fire, scary stories and spooky surprises and are not recommended for children under 13. Tours begin at the dock on Clinton Street in Delaware City. Visitors cross the Delaware River in the dark to get to Pea Patch Island, the home of Fort Delaware, where they catch a jitney to the Fort. Visitors are reminded that there may be surprises along the way. Several of the tours are already sold out, but some space still remains. Tours are scheduled for 7 and 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27. All tours on Oct.20 are sold out as is the 7 p.m. tour on Oct. 27. Only a few tickets remain for the Oct. 27 tour at 8:30 p.m. Tours can accommodate groups up to 55. Tickets are $22 per person, and may be reserved by calling (302) 834-7941. For more information, visit the Delaware State Parks website at

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Bethel Maritime Festival on October 20, 2007 from 10 to 4 pm . A 3-mile walk followed by breakfast catered by the Bethel Market is planned at the Community Hall. There will be antique cars, trucks, vendors, crafts, food and a variety of entertainment including the Jones Boys. Any questions, call 875-3971 or 875 0647 If you have not already reserved you r space, please do so by calling 302-87 5-397 1 or by m ailing the vendor fee of $25 to P O B ox 189, B ethel, D E 19931

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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007

Health Heart murmurs are often misunderstood By Anthony Policastro, M.D This week’s lesson will be on physics. That should be a clear sign to everyone who hates physics to stop reading at this point. I will add to the desire to stop reading by being specific. The lesson is on fluid dynamics. Any type of fluid flowing through a system makes noise. The faster the flow, the louder is the noise because rapid flow is more turbulent. The smaller the tube, the louder is the noise because small passageways increase the loudness of noise. This same principle applies to blood flow in the human body. When it is turbulent, it makes noise. When the passageway is narrow, it makes noise. The best example of this is taking blood pressure. When a blood pressure cuff is blown up, it stops the blood flow. Therefore, no noise is present. When the pressure is released the blood starts to flow. However, the artery is partially blocked by the inflated cuff. Thus the flowing blood makes noise. That is the upper number we use for blood pressure. At that number the blood begins to flow. Once the pressure in the cuff drops to a low level, there is no longer any partial blockage to the blood flow. Therefore, the

Nanticoke offers Help for people with lymphedema Millions of Americans suffer from lymphedema or edema of the arms, legs, trunk or reproductive organs and have not received treatment. The term "edema" refers to an excessive amount of fluid in tissues or organs of the body resulting in swelling. Lymphedema is the swelling of subcutaneous tissue and skin as a result of the malfunction of the lymphatic system. There are two types of lymphedema: • Primary - develops when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired (a rare inherited condition that can present itself at any point in the patient's life). • Secondary - develops when lymphatic vessels are damaged or lymph nodes are removed (a result of physical damage or interruption of the lymph system). Being diagnosed with lymphedema is a life-altering event. Suddenly your body doesn't function like it did before. It doesn't look or feel the same. Your self-image and interactions with others may change. You can't do things like you used to. Activities you took for granted may now be difficult or even dangerous. If you or someone you know suffers from lymphedema, there are answers. Contact Nanticoke Health Services at Herring Run, 629-6614, for further information.

All blood flow makes some kind of noise. Therefore, all people have noisy blood flow through the heart. noise stops. That is the lower number that we use. The same principle applies when listening to the blood flow in the heart. All blood flow makes some kind of noise. Therefore, all people have noisy blood flow through the heart. The problem is that our stethoscopes are not able to hear that blood flow. Some of it is related to the fact that stethoscopes are not perfect instruments. There is something called a phonocardiogram. It is a microphone placed on the chest. It listens to an amplified sound of blood flow through the heart. With this instrument, the blood flow can be heard in everyone’s heart. The second reason that we cannot hear the blood flow in everyone’s heart is that the chest wall is in the way - it muffles the sound. For those two reasons, we cannot hear the blood flow in most people’s chests.

Happy Birthday Dylan Dylan Blake Deshields 10/19/99 - 10/2/07

“Happy Birthday Dylan” It’s sure to be the best one yet, Though you left us here behind. Did you think that we’d forget? Your cake this year will surely be A beauty to behold. With the icing made of Silver and the candles made of Gold. Yes, your birthday in Heaven Will be such a grand affair. And we know you’ll look so lovely, With a halo in your hair. The Angels will come from everywhere, To sing your birthday song. And we know they’ll be so happy That you’ve joined God’s Happy Throng. No we can’t send a card this year, Or give a gift so fine. So we’ll just send a special prayer To that wonderful son of mine. Taken from poem by Winnie Lovett

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Children are a little different. Because their chest wall is so thin, we can more easily hear the blood flow. We can hear it in about 20% of children. When we hear normal blood flow through a normal heart, we call it a functional heart murmur or an innocent heart murmur. It is important to remember that it is caused by normal blood flowing through a normal heart making a lot of noise. There is nothing wrong with the heart. I have seen many pediatric patients with functional murmurs. It is so common that I hear one almost every day. Sometimes, I ask parents if they have been told that their child has a heart murmur. When I ask them what they have been told, it is interesting to see their understanding. They know their child has a heart murmur and have been told that it is nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, their interpretation is that their child has mild heart disease. I explain that their child has a normal heart with normal blood flow. The blood is just making a lot of noise. There is nothing to worry about and no need to restrict the child’s activities. The noise is nothing more than simple fluid dynamics at work. That is a good lesson to take home.

Pot pies recalled for salmonella

Check your freezer for Banquet or generic store-brand turkey or chicken not-ready-to-eat pot pies with "P-9" printed on the side of the package. If you have any of these pot pie products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says to throw them out. The USDA, CDC, and state health officials are investigating at least 139 cases of salmonella in 30 states that were reported this year and may be related to the pot pies. At least 20 people have been hospitalized in connection with the outbreak, according to the CDC. ConAgra, the manufacturer of the pot pies, reminds consumers to cook the pot pies thoroughly as instructed on the packages. "The cooking instructions for these products are specifically designed to eliminate the presence of common pathogens found in many uncooked products," ConAgra states. So far, health officials haven't proven that the pot pies caused the salmonella cases. But based on interviews comparing foods eaten by patients and people without salmonella, the CDC calls the pot pies "the likely source" of the illness. For more information, including details on refunds for the pot pies, contact ConAgra at 866-484-8671 or

MORNING STAR • OCT 18 - 24, 2007


Health Briefs Red Balloon Hoedown

The Wellness Community-Delaware is celebrating its growth in Sussex County with a hoedown. Kick up your heels to country music favorites with Brian K. Hall of the CAT Country morning DJ team. The Red Balloon Hoedown will be held Friday, Oct. 19, from 7-11 p.m. at the Baycenter in Dewey Beach. Event sponsors include Delmarva Broadcasting, Cape Gazette and the Tunnell Cancer Center. The event is an opportunity to pay tribute to people in Sussex County whose lives have been touched by cancer. This year, caregivers will also be honored. Tickets are $50 per person and include a tribute balloon that will be displayed at the event.

"All of the programs at The Wellness Community are offered at no charge, so the Red Balloon Hoedown is an important fundraiser for us," said Suzanne Landon, Event chair. Landon, a breast cancer survivor, emphasized that there is a tremendous need in Sussex County for the cancer support services provided by The Wellness Community - Delaware. "Through on-site program participation and community outreach efforts, we have had an average of 600 contacts each month since relocating to our new facility on Rt. 24," said Landon. To purchase tickets, contact Barbara Smith or Jo Wilkins by calling The Wellness Community at 302-645-9150. Tickets may also be purchased online at All proceeds from the event will fund support programs for people with cancer and their families in Sussex County.

Stroke support group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer free monthly Stroke Support Group meetings designed for individuals who have survived a stroke and their families and caregivers. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. The meetings will consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions, in which caregivers and survivors will meet in two groups to discuss concerns, provide support and networking. Refreshments will be provided. Sheila Brant and Joan Burditt, occupational therapists at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, will facilitate the support group meetings. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 6296611, ext. 5121.

Nanticoke offers flu shots

It's time to get a flu shot. Influenza is a serious disease that affects many people, including the elderly and those with serious, long-term health problems. Nanticoke Occupational Health will be offering flue shots to the public on Oct. 19, 24 and 26, located at the Nanticoke Mears Health Campus (across from the Seaford Post Office). The cost of the vaccination is $10. The vaccine is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Pre-scheduled appointments are required. The influenza vaccine is recommended for elderly and high-risk individuals. The duration of protection conferred by influenza vaccine generally begins one to two weeks after injection and may last six months or longer. For more information contact Nanticoke Occupational Health at 629-6611, ext. 2505.

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LEGALS PUBLIC NOTICE You are hereby notified the below application will be before: The City of Seaford Board of Adjustment and Appeals for their determination on Wednesday, November 7, 2007, at 12:00 P.M., in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware; Case No. V-40-07: Thomas Flores, property owner of 408 Market Street, is seeking relief from the Zoning Ordinance, Sec. 1518 (1)/Sec. 15-12 Uses by Right in the R-2 District in order to allow a beauty salon to open at this location. A commercial business is not permitted by the Ordinance in residential district. Case No. V-41-07: Allen and Jessica Handy, property owners of 600 Norman Eskridge Highway, are seeking relief from the Zoning Ordinance, Sec. 15-75 (6) Off-street parking requirements for a restaurant or similar establishment. Case No. V-42-07: Synetics Corporation, property owner of 123 Stein Highway, are seeking relief from the Zoning Ordinance, Sec. 15-75 Off street parking requirements. The site lacks the required number of

PAGE 35 parking spaces to accommodate the proposed usesthe block building for a nursing school, and the two story building as residential/office space. If any of these projects are of concern to you and you wish to present your position or evidence, please attend this meeting. You may have counsel to attend on your behalf. Issued this 18th day of October 2007 pursuant to the Rules heretofore adopted by the City of Seaford. THE CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager 10/18/1tc

NOTICE On November 19, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Laurel Storage Center - Road 468 Laurel, Delaware will conduct a sale pursuant to Title 25 DEL.C. Ann 4904-4905. The contents of the following Bin’s will be sold: Bin #16 Charles Melson 3rd; #67 Vanessa Williams; #108 Leroy Perry; #130 Ellery Bensel; #216 Brian Norman. Call office day of sale (302) 875-5931. 10/18/2tc

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING Broad Creek Hundred Case No. 9990 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a special use exception as provided by: Chapter 115, Article XXVII, Subsection 115-210, Item A(1) of said ordinance of LINDA I. STEWART who is seeking a special use exception to retain a manufactured home on a medical hardship basis, to be located east of Road 434A, 570 feet south of Road 472. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, NOVEMBER 19, 2007, at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at See LEGALS—page 37

PUBLIC AUCTION Saturday, October 20, 2007 • 10 am 13661 WOOTEN RD., LAUREL, DE Selling for the Estate of Hiram C. Dorman, Burton Givens, Executor Vehicles: 2004 GMC Sierra 2wd auto, a/c 25k. 1984 GMC 1500 Sierra Classic 4x4 auto a/c, pw, pl. 2000 Chevy Impala auto, a/c, pw, pl, 134K Tractors: IH 884 D 3ph, Farmall Super M w.f.e., Farmall Super H n.f.e., Farmall Super A w/cult/side dresser Equipment: CIH 5100 Soybean special grain drill, ddo/wo/Remlinger whackatrack, JD RW A 8 ft pt disk, Ferguson 9 ft 3ph chisel plow, JD 4 wheel wagon, JD 494A 4r 36 in planter, Woods 6 ft 3ph mower, Farm Force 3 ph carrier, Agrotech 300 gal rotary hoe, IH 3-16 pt plow, Pittsburg 4r 36in cult, JD 4-16pt plow, Clark 110G barrel sprayer, Cole pt iron age planter, Gandy dry fert spreader, Farm-n-country 3ph hyd log splitter, IH front mount 4r cultv fits H, 3ph lift boom, (2) 275 gal fuel tanks w/hand pumps, Mayrath electric auger, 500 gal poly nurse tank, Northwestco 1100 gal round tank. Lightning double hole corn sheller Lawn, Garden & Misc: JD L11 20hp lawn tractor w/deck hydro 30hrs, Snapper 8 hp lawn mower, Garden pro rotary tiller, Briggs & Stratten transfer pump, Planet Jr push planter, Honda mini trail 50cc dirt bike, Home Lite 4400 gen-Briggs & Stratten, platform scales, Mills hog panels, hog shutes, hog killing pots, firewood - spilt, Craftsman elec air comp, Sears battery charger, assorted shovels, rakes, hoes, pull type plows & cult, lg pile of scrap metal, wrenches, ratches, screwdrivers, sockets, hammers, tapes, elec saw, nuts, bolts, nails, chains, binders, oil, pins and to many numerous items to mention. Terms and Conditions: Items sold “as is”, not responsible for accidents. No buyers premium. Cash or good check on the day of the sale. Prompt removal of all items. Directions: Follow Rt. 13 south through Laurel, at Johnny Janosik’s make left off of Hwy onto Trussum’s Pond Rd., follow to the end, at stop sign make left onto Wooten Rd., sale will be third house on left past Trussum’s Pond.

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15 Upcoming Auctions by Marshall Auctions - Large Public Multi-Estate Auction Friday October 19th, 2007 at 5:00 PM – 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD

Selling from several well known local estates including - Laura O. Hamilton of Salisbury, MD, Jim and Pauline Bryen of Parsonsburg, MD, and Eleanor Wiggins of Salisbury, MD

Fine Furniture, Several Stoneware Crocks, Primitives, Antiques and more!! 3 BR, 1 BA, Starter/Investment home in a Sussex County, DE.

Real Estate Auction – Estate home in Milton, DE!

14450 Collins St., Milton, DE – Wednesday, October 24th, 2007 at 5:17 PM Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 30 & Rt. 16 (Just East of Milton) turn East onto Rt. 16 and follow for 0.9 miles to Collins St. Turn left onto Collins St. and follow to home on the left. From the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 16 proceed West on Rt. 16 for 3.1 miles to Collins St. on right. Turn right & follow to home on the left. Signs Posted. Note: There are two Collins Streets in Milton. On some maps the road will show up as Breeze Way.

Description of Property: Ideal starter home/investment opportunity. 3 BR, 1 BA home situated on 3 lots is Sussex County, DE. Referred to as Sussex Co. Dist 2-35, Map 14.00 Parcel 40.00 Lots 9 & 10 and Dist 2-35, Map 14.00 Parcel 41.01 Lot 11. Property features a large open storage shed on the rear of the property. Real Estate Terms: $5,000.00 down on the day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be

Suggested opening bid $95,000. paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold "as is". Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, prior to the auction, Auction Co. makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers wishing to represent a client must have their client(s) registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details


20 Prime Building Lots + a Brand new 4-5 BR, 3 BA Home in Bridgewood Estates Sub-Division, Delmar, MD

Saturday, October 27th, 2007 at 3:17 – Held Onsite MULTIPLE LOTS WILL BE SOLD “ABSOLUTE” TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, REGARDLESS OF PRICE. Directions from North: At the ultra desirable Delmar school district. Of course, the Maryland Lots to be Offered: 20 Lots in the Sub-Division will be offered. the intersection of Rt. 13 & Delaware beaches are major attractions in the region. This is a They are referred to as Wicomico County Taxmap 20 Parcel 115 and Rt. 54 (Line Road traf- Developer Inventory Reduction Auction and multiple lots WILL be Lots 1, 7, 27, 28, 29, 31, 37, 42, 49, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 63, 64, fic light) in Delmar travel sold regardless of price. These are approved building lots with city 65, 66 & 67. South on Rt. 13 for 0.75 sewer and water access. If you are tired of overpriced homes and Terms of auction: $3,000.00 down per lot on day of auction in Miles to Foskey Ln. Turn left onto Foskey and follow for 0.2 miles relentless searches for an affordable building lot, a greater opportu- cash, certified check, credit card, or check acceptable by the auction to Sub-Division Entrance on Newbridge Dr. on right. company. The balance to be paid in 45 Days. All lots being sold “as Directions from South: From the Center at Salisbury travel North nity may never present itself like this one. If you are unsure of how is”. 3.5 % Buyer premium. Auction Company makes no representaon Rt. 13 for 2.4 miles to Old Stage Road. Turn right onto Old Stage the auction process work, please contact our office today. Our qual- tion or warranties of any kind. Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Sub-Division entrance on ified staff prides itself on explaining the overwhelming benefits of BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers wishing to represent a client buying a property at auction. Newbridge on Left. Signs Posted. must have their client(s) registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Bridgewood Estates: This community boasts gracious luxury style Giveaways: For each lot purchased you will be entered to win Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details. homes just minutes from Salisbury shopping and is located within one of many $500.00 Visa Gift Cards.

Major Auction Event - 9 Prime Remaining Building Lots IN MANCHESTER MANOR SUB-DIVISION, LAUREL, DE Sussex Co. Dist. 2-32 Map 13.00 Parcels 185, 191–194, 200, 204, 207& 210

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MULTIPLE LOTS WILL BE SOLD “ABSOLUTE” TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, REGARDLESS OF PRICE. Directions to Manchester Manor: At the intersection of Rt. 13 and Sycamore Rd. in Laurel. (0.5 miles South of Rt. 9 and 0.75 miles North of Rt. 24 in Laurel) turn East onto Sycamore Rd. and follow for 1 block to Chipmans Pond Rd. on the right. Turn right onto Chipmans Pond Rd. and follow to Manchester Lane on the left. Signs Posted. Manchester Manor: This is a beautiful new community flanked by gorgeous new homes. With the location of this neighborhood not even a mile and a half off of Rt. 13 Northbound, travel both north and south are seamless. Of course, the Delaware beaches are a major attraction in the region. This auction is being con-

ducted as part of a bank/builder restructure and multiple lots WILL be sold regardless of price. All 9 Lots are approved building lots. Auction location Directions: From Sycanore Rd, and Rt. 13 travel South on Rt. 13 for 8.3 miles to Foskey Ln in Delmar. Turn left onto Foskey LN and follow for 0.2 miles to Sub-Division on the right. 9 Remaining Lots to be Offered: They will include lots; 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 17, 21, 24, & 27. Lots 8, 9, 10, 11 & 21 have been approved for Elev. Sand Mound. Lots 24 & 27 have been approved for Capping Fill LPP.

Terms of auction: $3,000.00 down per lot on day of auction in cash, certified check, credit card, or check acceptable by the auction company. The balance to be paid in 45 Days. All lots being sold "as is". 3.5 % Buyer premium. Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers wishing to represent a client must have their client(s) registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details

Real Estate Auction – Waterfront Home on a large 1.05 Acre lot

32568 Hastings Dr., Laurel, DE – Tuesday October 30th, 2007 at 4:07 PM Real Estate Preview: Oct. 21st 3:30 – 4:30 PM & Oct. 25th 5 – 6 PM Directions from South: At the intersection of Rt. 13 & Rt. 30 (South of Laurel) turn West on Rt. 30 (Dorothy Rd) and follow for 0.5 miles to Bi-State Blvd. Turn right onto Bi-State Blvd and follow for 2.7 miles to Dukes Rd. Turn left onto Dukes Rd. and follow for 0.3 miles to Hastings Dr. Left on Hastings & follow to home on the right. Signs Posted. Description: Wonderful 3 BR, 1.5 BA 1,772 Sq. Ft. brick Ranch style home on a large 1.05 Acre waterfront ADDITIONAL UPCOMING AUCTIONS: Oct. 25th, 2007 – 3:07 PM – 122 Acre +/- Farm in 3 Parcels. 2419 Snow Hill Rd., Stockton, MD. Wor. Taxmap 86 Parcels 90, 91, 92. Oct. 27th, 2007 – 3:17 PM -9105 Drawbridge Dr., Delmar, MD. Brand New 4-5 BR, 3 BA, 2,700 Sq. Ft. home in Bridgewood Estates Nov. 2nd, 2007 – 3:17 PM – 30310 Calhoun Ave., Salisbury. Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA Waterfront home on Leonards Mill Pond.


lot on Horsey’s Pond. This one owner Causey built home is located in Dogwood Acres and features updated windows (2000), Anderson sunroom overlooks the pond, formal dining room, 1 car garage and full basement. The owner is downsizing and Marshall Auctions is honored to sell her home. Terms of auction: $10,000.00 down on the day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 %

Nov. 3rd, 2007 – 10 AM – Waterfront Home & Contents Auction – 118 Lakeview Dr., Salisbury, MD – 2 BR Home on a pond. Nov. 8th, 2007 – 4:47 PM – 10728 Bishopville Rd., Bishopville, MD. Large 3 Acre lot with frontage on 2 roads & Village Zoning. Nov. 9th, 2007 – 5 PM – Personal Property Auction at the Marshall Auction Facility on 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD.

Buyer premium. Property being sold "as is". Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, including lead paint, prior to the auction, Auction Co. makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers wishing to represent a client must have their client(s) registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details.

Nov. 14th, 2007 - 4:17 PM - 305 E. Walnut St., Delmar, MD. 3 BR 1.5 BA All Brick Ranch style Estate home on a double lot. Nov. 17th, 2007 – 11 AM Ballroom Style Auction to be held at Brew River in Salisbury, MD. To include a Lg. Selection of Commercial Properties, Investment Properties, Building Lots & Homes.. More Information available soon!

Nov. 30th, 2007 – 5 PM – Personal Property Auction at the Marshall Auction Facility on 8000 Esham Rd., Parsonsburg, MD. Feb. 8th, 2008 – 2nd Annual Marshall Auctions Winter Firearm Auction. Quality consignments are now being accepted. Over 100 firearms already consigned. Space is limited! Consignments received prior to Nov. 22nd will receive a discounted commission rate.

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NOTICE Estate of Madeline G. Ennis, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Madeline G. Ennis who departed this life on the 10th day of June, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Betty Cannon on the 26th day of September, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 10th day of February, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Betty Cannon 211 Laurel Commons Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: Sergovic & Ellis, PA. P.O. Box 875 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 10/11/3tc

NOTICE Estate of William T. Reese, Sr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of William T. Reese, Sr. who departed this life on the 7th day of September, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto William T. Reese, Jr., Margaret Ann Reese, Robert F. Reese on the 2nd day of October, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 7th day of May, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: William T. Reese, Jr. 177 Starr Road Newark, DE 19711 Margaret Ann Reese 1314 Cynwyd Club Drive Wilmington, DE 19808 Robert F. Reese 609 McKean Street Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 10/11/3tc

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Estate of Helen I. Jester, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Helen I. Jester who departed this life on the 21st day of September, A.D. 2007 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Ronald Jester on the 2nd day of October, A.D. 2007, 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 21st day of May, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Ronald Jester 23221 Ross Station Rd., Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 10/11/3tc

Estate of Leora Kay Bodkin, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Leora Kay Bodkin who departed this life on the 10th day of May, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE were duly

NOTICE Estate of Theodore Mitchell, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration WWA upon the estate of Theodore Mitchell who departed this life on the 23rd day of April, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Steven G. Prettyman on the 18th day of September, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator, W.W.A. without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator, W.W.A. on or before the 23rd day of December, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator, W.W.A.: Steven G. Prettyman P.O. Box 573 Severna Park, MD 21146 Attorney: Michele Procino Wells, Esq. 225 High St. Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 10/04/3tc

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granted unto Edna Louise Bodkin on the 20th day of September, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to

exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 10th day of January, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Edna Louise Bodkin P.O. Box 54 Mount Solon, VA 22843

Attorney: Glenn E. Hitchens, Esq. 29 N. State St., Suite 100 Dover, DE 19901 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 10/04/3tc See LEGALS—page 38

Major Real Estate Auction Event 17 Lots & 3 Brand new homes sold at Absolute Auction 50 Building lots + 3 new homes in two sub-divisions “Fairway Oaks” Fairway Dr. & “Woods at Walls Creek” Carey Ln. in Georgetown, De

Auction to be held onsite on November 10th, 2007 at 12 PM 13 Lots to be sold at absolute auction in Fairway Oaks Sub-Division. 3 BRAND NEW HOMES & 4 LOTS TO BE SOLD AT ABSOLUTE AUCTION IN WOODS AT WALLS CREEK + UP TO 36 MORE LOTS IN THE REAR OF THE SUB-DIVISION BEING OFFERED.

Preview Party: Oct. 28th 1-4 PM with tent, entertainment & food provided. Fairway Oaks Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 113 & Wood Branch Rd. (Just South of Georgetown). Turn East onto Wood Branch Rd. and follow for 1.1 miles to Sussex Pines Rd. Turn right and follow Sussex Pines for 0.7 miles to Fairway Dr. Turn right on Fairway Dr. and follow to end. Signs Posted. Fairway Oaks: Thirteen wonderful lots located in a golf course community that boast gracious luxury style homes just minutes from Georgetown in Sussex County, DE. Of course, the Maryland & Delaware beaches are major attractions in the region. This is a Developer Inventory Reduction Auction and all 13 lots will be sold regardless of price. These are approved building lots with city sewer access. Lots to be Offered: 13 Lots in the Sub-Division will be offered. They are referred to as Sussex Co. Dist. 1-33, Map 2.00 Parcels 89 (Lot 1), 90 (Lot 2), 92 (Lot 4), 93 (Lot 5), 94 (Lot 6), 95 (Lot 7), 96 (Lot 8), 97 (Lot 9), 98 (Lot 10), 100 (Lot 12), 102 (Lot 14), 103 (Lot 15) & 106 (Lot 17). Terms of auction: $3,000.00 down per lot on day of auction in cash, certified check, credit card, or check acceptable by the auction company. The balance to be paid in 45 Days. All lots being sold “as is”. 3.5 % Buyer premium. Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers wishing to represent a client must have their client(s) registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details. Woods at Walls Creek Directions: At the intersection of Rt. 113 & Wood Branch Rd. (Just South of Georgetown). Turn East onto Wood Branch Rd. and follow for 1.1 miles to Sussex Pines Rd. Turn right and follow Sussex Pines for 1.2 miles to Cedar Ln. Turn right onto Cedar Ln. and follow to Carey Ln. Turn right onto Carey Ln. and follow into the sub-division. Woods at Walls Creek: Beautiful new sub-division located just to the South East of Fairway Oaks. 3 Brand new homes and 4 lots located in this sub-division will be sold at Absolute Auction regardless of price and without reserve. The homes are located on Sussex Co. Dist. 1-33, Map 2.00 Parcels 115 (Lot 9), 123 (Lot 17) & 126 (Lot 20). The lots are located on Parcels 116 (Lot 10), 118 (Lot 12), 124 (Lot 18) & 125 (Lot 19). These are approved building lots with city sewer access. 36 Additional Lots to be Offered: Thirty six more lots in the rear of the sub-division are also being offered. They are referred to as Sussex Co. Dist. 1-33, Map 2.00 Parcels 127 (LOT 21), 128 (LOT 22), 129 (LOT 23), 130 (LOT 24), 131 (LOT 25), 132 (LOT 26), 133 (LOT 27), 134 (LOT 28), 135 (LOT 29), 136 (LOT 30), 137 (LOT 31), 138 (LOT 32), 139 (LOT 33), 140 (LOT 34), 141 (LOT 35), 142 (LOT 36), 143 (LOT 37), 144 (LOT 38), 145 (LOT 39), 146 (LOT 40), 147 (LOT 41), 148 (LOT 42), 149 (LOT 43), 150 (LOT 44), 151 (LOT 45), 152 (LOT 46), 153 (LOT 47), 154 (LOT 48), 155 (LOT 49), 156 (LOT 50), 157 (LOT 51), 158 (LOT 52), 159 (LOT 53), 160 (LOT 54), 161 (LOT 55), 162 (LOT 56). These 36 lots will be sold subject to the confirmation of the owner. Terms of auction: $7,500.00 down per home and $3,000.00 down per individual lot on day of auction in cash, certified check, credit card, or check acceptable by the auction company. The balance to be paid in 45 Days. All homes & lots being sold “as is”. 2.5 % Buyer premium on the 3 homes & 3.5% Buyer Premium on the lots. Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers wishing to represent a client must have their client(s) registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details.

Three homes located in the “Woods at Walls Creek” being sold Absolute without reserve and regardless of price. Preview for the 3 Homes: November 4th, 2007 from 1 – 3 PM

Home on Lot #9 in Walls Creek 4 BR, 2.5 BA two story on a large Lot. Features a 1st floor master suite, Lg. kitchen w/island, screened porch, 2 car garage & much more!

Home on Lot # 17 in Walls Creek 4 BR, 2.5 BA two story home on a wonderful lot. Features a beautiful 1st floor master suite w/bay window, LG. open great room, gas fireplace, 2 car Garage & much more.

Home on Lot # 20 in Walls Creek 3 BR, 2.5 BA two story home on a large lot. Features 2nd floor master suite, hardwood in foyer & hall, 1 car garage & much more!

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Three-day horsemanship clinic planned for October World renowned horse trainers and authors Mark Rashid and Kathleen Lindley believe that as prey animals, horses naturally seek to adapt to their environment and get along with others including humans. Lindley will conduct a three-day horsemanship clinic Oct. 20 through 22 at Lisa May’s Idylwild Farm in Federalsburg. Rashid and Lindley teach ways to communicate with horses by studying individual behaviors. They help riders and handlers gain better control without using physical force or sharp reprimands. Lindley will work one-on-one with seven horses and riders over the threeday course, taking into account the experience of each rider and the issues of each horse. “Despite their size, horses are remarkably sensitive,” Lindley says. “They communicate with glances, flicks of their tail and by shifting their weight.” “This is not a cookie-cutter clinic,” May emphasizes, “but rather a lesson in understanding horses and improving riding and handling skills. Riders of all disciplines and handlers of all breeds and levels of experience can benefit from this outstanding clinic,” she says. Spectators can sign up for one day or all three of these demonstration and discussion sessions. For location, time, and cost, call 410754-9141 or contact the farm through

On the Record Marriage Licenses

Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish joyfully announces the following couples have obtained marriage licenses: • James Edward Allen, Delmar to Kathleen F. Zych, Delmar • Austin Mark Ayers, Seaford to Holly Lynn Lyons, Seaford • Charles Michael Grunden, Harrington to Julia Marie Payne, Harrington • James L. Johnson, Bridgeville to Vivian M. Walston, Bridgeville • Robert L. Sanger, Bridgeville to Lisa Kay Allen, Bridgeville • Brian T. Clairmont, Bridgeville to Lindsay Marie Fasano, Bridgeville • Robert Eugene Massey, Ellendale to Karen D. Warren, Ellendale


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October is one of the busiest months of the year I’ve said it before and I beAT URPHY lieve it. October is the busiest There will be a bipartisan month of the year with everyinvestigation by Laurel one trying to people as to why Mayor have their outdoor event beJohn Shwed was sent fore cold weathhome without a victory er. This coming Saturday is again. Bethel Heritage Day. Last Saturday of course cal Society. there was the Apple Scrapple On this great weekend, if all Festival in Bridgeville and there this was not treat enough, there was something pretty special gowas the banquet Saturday night ing on in Laurel, too, actually graciously hosted by St. Philip’s several things. Church for the Society. Now for the record, I did hear Special guest was Lynne Short that “Jumpin’ Joe” Conaway has Mason, a 1966 graduate of Laupulled off another victory in the rel, and on Friday evening she Mayors’ event up there at the Ap- donated the Ralph Cupboard, that ple Scrapple Festival. There will had been in her family, to the be a bipartisan investigation by Laurel Historical Society. Laurel people as to why Mayor Quoting several scriptures SatJohn Shwed was sent home with- urday evening from 1st Timothy, out a victory again. Lynne gave her audience much to appreciate in their lives and what In Laurel there was the usual growing up in Laurel had meant large crowd at the Pop Warner to her. In part she said, “Growing games and across the highway up in Laurel, Delaware, gave me was a customer appreciation the foundation for life.” event that brought a tremendous Words from 1st Timothy say, group of customers and friends to “They are to be good, to be rich Dutch Country Market. in good works, generous and Sam and Glenda Petersheim ready to share, thus storing up for recently opened their Heirloom themselves the treasure of a good Furniture Store opposite the mar- foundation for the future, so that ket and they wanted to show they may take hold of the life everyone how much they apprethat is really life.” ciate their business over the last Lynne reminisced of home, 10 plus years. friends, family, and schools in There was an old fashioned Laurel. apple butter making demonstraI hope at some point to be able tion by the Miller family who to print her letter in its entirety. It came from Seymour, Mo., to help was truly touching for all there. make this day truly special for the Petersheims. The first house has been startThe Millers, a few weeks ago ed in Ross Meadow. It is a Laurel used 60 bushels of apples in 11 Realty project and the homes are old kettles for an event. The to be moderately priced, accordMillers have been making this ing to Laurel Realty broker, Debspecial apple butter for five genbie Brittingham. They are located erations. Does that tell you how off King Street and Trussum special the Petersheims’ church Pond Road. family is? They have special interest to There were Amish buggy me, as eventually they will be rides, apple butter tasting, free building on the spot of Howard hot dogs and get this: there was McCrea’s historic old ballpark in a-half-chicken platter with chips Carey’s field on King Street. and two sides for $3. I would say Maybe I shouldn’t use historic that is like going back to the but hysterical, as it consisted of 1950s, wouldn’t you? three potato sack bases and an Phil Bear and several others old wire mesh screen, but it was from his family at Yoder Overa gathering spot for a brief period head Door, just across the highfor area kids in Laurel. way, were also helping Phil keep the old-time ice cream machine How about that traffic on Rt. pumping ice cream, as hardly 13 in Seaford last week. On Frianyone was walking around with- day, heading north it was backed out the treat. My grandson Caleb up to Ockels Road and cutting and his friends Timmy Kelley across to Alternate 13 through and Zack Collins did not want to Blades wasn’t a whole lot better. leave. I salute Sam, Glenda and Twenty minutes to reach the west family and everyone there, for side of Seaford from the east creating a great family event. side. Oh well, construction is to be Now what else was going on, done by month’s end. or what else wasn’t, as there were two auction sales and the Antique “Captain” Paul Davis of Appraisals as part of the 30-year Seaford and 1st and 2nd mate celebration for the Laurel Histori-



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and the late Howard Workman. It is a great hospitable atmosphere I will never forget. Much success folks!

I have been asked to recognize Bargain Bill’s for donating a $100 gas certificate for a major football booster event. Speaking for them, thank you!

The Town of Laurel through Mayor John Shwed has offered a $5,000 challenge grant for restoration of the interior of the Studley House. This was announced at the banquet Saturday. Yes, you can help. Call Dick Stone, Norma Jean Fowler or any member of the Historical Society if you will help. History is alive in Laurel!

Correction - The name of the new cafe in Seaford is Davelli’s Bagel Café, not David’s. The cafe is located in the former site of the Video Den on Stein Highway and is to open by the end of October. Kelli and David Leach are the owners. Davelli’s is a combination of their two names. Laurel class of 1963 graduate Richard Cordrey has passed away. That class has lost 18 out of a class of 93 members. I will have more to say on Richard next week. I see that St. George’s Church will be holding a luncheon sale on November 2. Peas & dumplings, chicken salad and whoopee pies are on the order from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 875-7360 or 846-2301 for orders. I mention these fine folks because of the many, many years that we were greeted at the door for their suppers by Paul Powell

Folks, he’s “Kiwanian of the Year” in Delmar, but Al Bozman will not be wearing any halo, of that you can be sure, but all kidding aside, congratulations to one of Delmar’s best liked people!

I close this week with a message that will affect many of us. Pastor Fred Duncan and wife Pat of Christ United Methodist Church will be leaving effective December 31. They will relocate in Lewes where he will be the preacher at Bethel United Methodist Church. This was announced Sunday at the service in Laurel and Lewes. Pastor Fred could be seen on his days off often fishing at Broad Creek. Actually I believe he was just thinking, but in a short 6-1/2 years with us he made

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APPLE SCRAPPLE FESTIVAL - The crowds for this year’s Apple Scrapple Festival this past weekend in Bridgeville were larger than last year’s when an estimated 35,000 people visited the festival. The scene at left along Market Street was nothing in comparison to other streets in town where food and trinkets were being sold. In the photo above Bridgeville Commission President Joe Conaway gives pointers to Miss Delaware Brittany Dempsey. Conaway won the Mayors’ Challenge in shuffleboard. At right another winner in the competition is state Rep. Danny Short. At top right a young festival goer finds the view is better from above. Photos by Bryant Richardson

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Seaford Star Sports Raiders rally for 29 points to defeat Seaford, 35-27 By Daniel Richardson The field was slippery on Friday night when Woodbridge managed a fourth quarter rally to win the game during Seaford’s homecoming celebration. Woodbridge was down 27-6 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, when they handed the ball to running back Josh Quinones on a series of downs that led Woodbridge into the end zone for the first time in the second half. A two-point conversion brought the score to 27-14. Woodbridge went on to score 20 more unanswered points to finish out the game, 35-27. The Blue Jays’ offense could not come up with any first downs in the fourth quarter and the defense did not have an answer for Woodbridge’s ground attack. Seaford’s Robbie Payne had two interceptions early in the game and Seaford scored a touchdown following the second pick with a run by fullback Vincent Glover. Tyler Ruark went 81 yards on a pass from Spencer Coulbourn for Seaford’s second score and an 11-yard pass to Ruark gave Seaford its third score after holding a 14-6 lead at the half. A three-yard touchdown pass to tight end C.J. Martinez produced Seaford’s final touchdown in the third quarter (27-6). Penalties and mistakes plagued the Blue Jays as the Raiders turned it on in the fourth and put up 29 unanswered points. Austin Perry had a two-yard touchdown run before running in the two-point

Woodbridge’s Josh Quinones looks for room to run as Seaford’s Dashawn McIvor attempts to make the tackle during last week’s game in Seaford. Quinones had three touchdown runs in the Raiders’ win over the Blue Jays. Photo by David Elliott

Seaford’s Tyler Ruark has the ball during his team’s Homecoming loss to Woodbridge last Friday. Ruark had a pair of touchdown receptions for the Jays. Photo by David Elliott

conversion and Quinones, who scored a five-yard touchdown in the second quarter, had a 13-yard touchdown run. Perry completed a 46-yard touchdown pass to Greg Seay and Reuss Idler made his second straight extra point to make it 28-27. An interception by Doug Washington with 1:30 left in the game led to a oneyard touchdown run by Quinones and an extra point by Idler which put Woodbridge up by eight, 35-27.

LITTLE LEAGUE DONATION- Mike Smith, left, President of the Nanticoke Little League accepts a $1,000 check from Fred Glime, Seaford Kiwanis Club Youth Services Chairman. The money donated by the Kiwanis will help with the construction of two new fields (softball and baseball) at the Nanticoke Little League Complex. The approximated cost to the two year project will be $200,000. Photo by Gene Bleile

Seaford’s My’Keal Purnell runs with the ball as Woodbridge’s Austin Perry and Zach Longergan look to make the tackle during last Friday’s game in Seaford. Photo by David Elliott

Woodbridge Fall athletic banquet to take place Nov. 29 The Woodbridge High Fall athletic banquet will be held November 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $1 for athletes and $10 for all others. Please contact Coach Lofland to purchase tickets at 337-8289 ext. 611. Tickets will not be sold after November 16. The school dress code applies to the banquet.

SENIOR NIGHT- Last Tuesday was the senior players/ parents recognition night for the Lady Jays. Pictured (l to r) are: Sammy Deats, Jessica McGee, Erin Taylor, Olivia Bradham, Page Johnson, Kelsey Riggleman and Amanda Swift. Photo by Gene Bleile


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SEAFORD HOMECOMING- The Seaford varsity football team runs through the Blue Jays’ banner during last Friday night’s Homecoming game against Woodbridge. Photo by David Elliott

Delmar’s Alyssa Martin dribbles the ball as Seaford’s Jamie Swain defends during last week’s varsity field hockey contest in Seaford. Delmar won the game, 4-2, desite a pair of second half goals by the Jays. Photo by Mike McClure

Woodbridge, Sussex Central hockey game ends in 1-1 tie Last Wednesday’s Sussex Central-Woodbridge varsity field hockey game ended in a 1-1 tie after overtime. Grace Reardon netted the Raiders’ goal while Kelli Warner recorded seven saves.

Kitchen competes in Baltimore race, qualifies for Boston Marathon Jeff Kitchen, 47, of Greenwood finished in 255th place out of 3,500 runners in the Baltimore Marathon last Saturday. Kitchen’s time of 3:27.24 qualified him to participate in the Boston Marathon in April, which he plans to attend.

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CROSS COUNTRY- The Lady Jays’ Jeanmarie Ferber (27.04) beats two Lady Ravens across the finish line in a tri-meet with Cape Henlopen and Sussex Tech. The Jays lost to the Vikings 19-39 and to the Ravens 23-35. Photo by Gene Bleile

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“We Have Roots Here… …Not Just Branches” MAKING THE PASS- Redskins’ quarterback Conner Perry passes the ball during a Seaford Department of Recreation flag football game last Sunday. Photo by David Elliott

SEAFORD SOCCER- Seaford’s Aaron Robinson moves the ball downfield during his team’s home win over Laurel last week. Photo by David Elliott

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Laurel/Seaford Star sports predictions: week 7

Star Tuesday night high school sports scoreboard

High school football- Sussex Tech at Caesar Rodney- Caesar Rodney 35-24 Laurel at Woodbridge- Laurel 21-20- Laurel may have to pull out another one point win against the homestanding Raiders who are looking for a second straight victory. Seaford at Delmar- Delmar 42-14- Seaford put some points on the board in last week’s Homecoming loss to Woodbridge. The Jays will have to play error free ball to compete with the undefeated Wildcats. High school field hockey- Laurel at Seaford- Seaford 2-1 Mike McClure- 8-1 High school soccer- Woodbridge at Seaford- Seaford 4-1 last week, 36-19-1 College football- Virginia at Maryland- Virginia 28-17 overall NFL- Baltimore at Buffalo- Baltimore 24-14- A week off won’t help Buffalo recover from a weak Monday night showing against Dallas. Arizona at Washington- Washington 28-21 Chicago at Philadelphia- Philadelphia 17-14- Chicago is struggling, but the Eagles need more than just one win to turn the season around.

Soccer- Seaford 8, Milford 0- Ethan Lee had two goals and Trevor Lee, Nazaret Garcia, Drew Venables, Aaron Robinson, Joe Mitchell, and Oscar Castrejon each had one goal in the Blue Jays’ win. Woodbridge 2, Laurel 0- Dustin Richards had one goal and one assist, Marvin Marcario netted a goal, and Gilberto Villalobos added an assist for the Raiders. Laurel’s Jamie Ruhl had seven saves and Woodbridge’s Reuss Idler recorded four saves. Sussex Tech 2, Smyrna 0- Chrisian Espinoza scored off a feed from Ariel Espinoza and Nathan Zanks scored on a penalty kick. Raven goalie Geoffrey Morton had eight saves. Delmar 4, Lake Forest 1- Cody Webster had two goals and an assist, Frank VanGessell added a goal and an assist, and Seth Figgs netted a goal for Delmar. Jared Rittenhouse recorded seven saves for the Wildcats. Field hockey- Dover 1, Laurel 0 (OT)- Taylor Oliphant had 11 saves for Laurel. Delmar 7, Polytech 0- Alison Bloodsworth scored two goals and had two assists, Mallory Elliott netted a pair of goals, Haley Keenan and Katie McMahon added one goal each, and Maribeth Beach had an assist for Delmar. Shannon Wilson also made eight saves in the Wildcat win. Sussex Tech 5, Smyrna 1- Ellen Rowe tallied four goals and Maxine Fluharty chipped in with one.

High school football- Sussex Tech at Caesar Rodney- Sussex Tech 21-7 Laurel at Woodbridge- Laurel 28-21- Both of these teams had big wins last week. This should be a pretty good game. Seaford at Delmar- Delmar 35-7 High school field hockey- Laurel at Seaford- Seaford 3-1 High school soccer- Woodbridge at Seaford- Seaford 4-2- Another Woodbridge team comes to Seaford. I don’t expect the same results this time. College football- Virginia at Maryland- Maryland 27-21 NFL- Baltimore at Buffalo- Baltimore 13-10 Daniel RichardArizona at Washington- Washington 28-17 son- 8-1 last week, Chicago at Philadelphia- Philadelphia 21-20- Well, after Min- 39-16-1 overall nesota ran all over Chicago last week, Philly’s chances are looking a whole lot better.

Sports editor’s note: Think you can do better? Send your week eight predictions to sports editor Mike McClure at or 302-629-9243 (f) by Thursday, Oct.25 at 5 p.m. Please include your name and phone number. Week eight games- High school football- Woodbridge at Lake Forest; Seaford at James M. Bennett; Laurel at Indian River; Delmar at Milford; High school field hockeySussex Central at Sussex Tech; High school soccer- Seaford at Delmar; College football- Salisbury University at Wesley College; Ohio State at Penn State; NFL- Philadelphia at Minnesota; MLB- World Series-Colorado vs. Boston/Cleveland

Seaford's Zack Reynolds (#10) and Oscar Castrejon (#16) battle a Milford defender for the ball late in the second half of Tuesday night's varsity soccer game. Castrejon also scored a goal in the 8-0 Blue Jay win. Photo by Gene Bleile

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High school football- Sussex Tech at Caesar Rodney- Sussex Tech 42-14- I had a bad week last week. This week I am staying local. Laurel at Woodbridge- Laurel 35-0 Seaford at Delmar- Delmar 42-7 High school field hockey- Laurel at Seaford- Seaford 2-0 High school soccer- Woodbridge at Seaford- Seaford 2-0- I feel ill picking two games for Seaford. They won’t disappoint me this week. College football- Virginia at Maryland- Maryland 24-23You’ll want to see this game. Jesse Piquette- 4NFL- Baltimore at Buffalo- Baltimore 21-6- Baltimore’s de5 last week, 33-22fense is looking good. I don’t see Buffalo scoring too often. 1 overall Arizona at Washington- Washington 28-14- Washington is coming off a tough loss at Green Bay. Lucky Packers. The Redskins need a win at home. Chicago at Philadelphia- Chicago 31-21- I have this feeling. It feels like Philly is a terrible football team.


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007

BETWEEN THE LINES By Gene Bleile, Seaford Sports

Seaford grad O’Day promoted to captain, returns home from Camp Fallujah, Iraq First things first, I would like to thank those readers who e-mailed me about how much they enjoy reading about former Seaford area athletes that have served our country and have returned home to civilian life or are continuing their careers in the United States. I am happy to report again this week that another former Seaford High athlete Brian O’Day, son of Jim and Carol O’Day of Seaford has returned home safely from his deployment at Camp Fallujah, Iraq. Brian was a former student of mine and a lifeguard when I managed the SSA Pool and he was also a standout varsity golfer and soccer player for the Blue Jays during his high school career. He also found another passion, when he started his military career with the NJROTC at Seaford High. In 2003, he graduated from North Carolina State University (Raleigh) with a business finance degree and was also commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marines. After six months training at Quantico, Va., he attended U.S. Army Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, Okla., and from 2004 until this past summer was stationed stateside in Camp Lejeune, N.C., when not out of the country. His first deployment from March 2005 until September 2005 was with the Marine Expeditionary Unit, which took him to nine countries, including Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan, where he trained with the Jordanian Army. In 2006, he trained with another foreign military and became the officer in charge of a 40 Marine detachment that went to Fuerte Agauayo, Chile to train with their Marines. His most recent deployment was as the

executive officer of an artillery battery doing a provisional infantry mission in Al Anbar Province. He was stationed in Camp Fullujah, but operated around four small towns in the area. In a recent phone interview and series of e-mails, Capt. O’Day had this to say about his time in Iraq. “We took over an area that was riddled with Improvised Explosive Devices and a local populace that was ambivalent towards Coalition Forces. As we patrolled the town, interacted with the people, provided medical aid and captured insurgents, we were able to see marked improvements in the area. We worked with the local militia and attacks in the area went to zero in the last 60 days we were there. The success we saw in our small area is part of the overall success story recently mentioned about Al Anbar Province and we are very proud of those accomplishments.” Welcome home to Capt. Brian O’Day, another American hero from Seaford. Blue Jay Notebook: This past July, Brian was promoted to Captain while in Camp Fallujah. He and his wife Kelli are moving back to Fort Sill, Okla., where he will become an instructor at the U.S. Army Field Artillery Officer Basic Course. Brian has two sisters, Jan Griffith and Christy Thomas, both Blue Jay alumni. On a recent visit home with his parents last week, I was out of town an unable to play a round of golf with Capt. O’Day as a welcome home thank you for his service to our country. Brian, the offer still stands the next time you are visiting Seaford, we will play that round. Good Luck and God Speed.

Capt. Brian O’Day and his wife Kelli are currently stationed at Fort Sill, Okla. Photo courtesy of the O’Day family.

Woodbridge quarterback Austin Perry runs with the ball as Seaford’s Jordan German looks to make a stop last Friday in Seaford. Perry had a touchdown run, a twopoint run, and a touchdown pass to help the Raiders score 29 fourth quarter points for the 35-27 win. Photo by David Elliott Welcome to the

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Seaford Stars of the Week

Male Athlete of the WeekOscar Castrejon- Seaford Seaford’s Oscar Castrejon had one goal and one assist in his team’s 5-0 home win over Laurel last Thursday. Castrejon also tallied a goal in the Jays’ 4-2 victory over Lake on Tuesday.

Female Athlete of the WeekKelli Warner- Woodbridge

Woodbridge goalie Kelli Warner recorded seven saves and allowed just one goal in her team’s 1-1 tie last Wednesday against Sussex Central. Honorable mention- - Kelsey Riggleman- Seaford; Courtney Torbert- Seaford; Lindsay James- Seaford; Grace Reardon- Woodbridge; Rebecca McMillan- Sussex Tech; Tara Munro- Delmarva Christian; Natalie Painter- Delmarva Christian; Andrew Hoffman- Seaford; Daniel DeMott- Seaford; Trevor Lee- Seaford; Spencer Coulbourn- Seaford; Tyler Ruark- Seaford; Josh Quinones- Woodbridge; Austin Perry- Woodbridge; David Ricksecker- Sussex Tech; Jamar Beckett- Sussex Tech


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BLUE JAYS FOOTBALL- Seaford’s Ross Miller, Garrett Rust, and Yvens St. Phard are shown prior to the Jays’ Homecoming game against Woodbridge last Friday night. Photo by David Elliott

Woodbridge football falls to Delcastle, 19-7, in week five The Woodbridge Raider football team fell to Delcastle, 19-7, on Friday, Oct. 5, in Bridgeville. Delcastle scored seven points in the first quarter and 12 points in the second quarter before Woodbridge put seven points on the board in the third quarter. Josh Quinones had 20 carries for 114 yards while Jorge Young added 10 carries for 84 yards. Trez Kane caught three passes for 37 yards, Young had two receptions for 19 yards, and Quinones had one catch for 10 yards. Austin Perry completed six of 12 passes for 66 yards and had a one-yard touchdown run (Reuss Idler kicked the extra point). Quinones had a kickoff return and a punt return for 26 yards. Dan Cabrera recorded six solo tackles and one assist and had a sack; Kane had six solo tackles, two assists, and a sack; Young added five solo tackles and four assists; and Doug Washington chipped in with four solo tackles, three assists and a forced fumble. Quinones recorded four solo tackles and an assist; T.J. Jefferson and Austin Perry had three solo tackles and two assists each; and Morgan Weaver recovered a fumble. Coach Parker’s players of the game: top tackler- Jorge Young; offensive backYoung; offensive lineman- Kevin Moss; defensive back- Cabrera; defensive linemanKane; special teams- Kane; hustle- Doug Coppock

Seaford Middle School football falls to Selbyville, tops Beacon On Oct. 4, Seaford Middle School football team played Selbyville Middle School and lost, 22-16. The score was tied at the half, 16-16. Raheem Cannon ran for over 125 yards and two touchdowns and Victorius Hammond added both two point conversions for Seaford. On Oct. 10, Seaford defeated Beacon Middle School, 36-8. The score was 36-0 at the half. Cannon ran for 60 yards and scored a defensive touchdown, Hammond ran for 130 yards and scored two touchdowns, including one punt return, and Eric Rogers returned a fumble 44 yards for a touchdown. Dominique Horsey ran for 50 yards and a touchdown, Andre Washington forced and recovered one fumble, and Michael Smack ran for 40 yards. Seaford hosts Cambridge (Oct. 18 at 4 p.m.), Woodbridge (Oct. 25 at 4 p.m.), and Laurel (Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.) at Bob Dowd Stadium.

Woodbridge Powder Puff football game is October 22 The Woodbridge Powder Puff football game will take place on Monday, Oct. 22 6:30 p.m. at Fillmore Clifton Stadium. The cost of admission is $1.

Seaford nets a pair of second half goals in 4-2 loss to Delmar

Seaford’s Andrew Hoffman was the first Jays’ runner to cross the finish line last Wednesday against Sussex Tech and Cape Henlopen in cross country action. Hoffman ran a personal course best time of 18.20. Photo by Gene Bleile

Seaford’s Courtney Torbert moves the ball upfield during her team’s home game against Delmar last week. Torbert scored the first of two second half goals by the Blue Jays in the 4-2 loss. Photo by Mike McClure

The Delmar varsity field hockey team moved to 7-0-1 in conference play and 10-0-1 overall with a 4-2 win over Seaford last Thursday in Seaford. The Wildcats scored three first half goals to take a 3-0 lead into half-time, but the Blue Jays (4-8-1) battled back to net a pair of second half goals. Delmar’s Hali Ramey scored the game’s first goal with 22:46 left in the first half. Teammate Lindsay Lloyd rocketed a shot into the cage with 9:34 remaining. Seaford’s Kelsey Riggleman took a shot on goal with Delmar goalie Shannon Wilson making a kick save before Katie McMahon scored off a feed from Mallory Elliott on a corner with 2:20 left in the half to make it 3-0. Seaford’s Courtney Torbert scored her team’s first goal of the game with 27:30 left in the game. McMahon netted her second goal with 6:56 remaining to make it 4-1. Riggleman fired a shot past Wilson off a corner to cut the Delmar lead to 4-2 at the two minute mark. Delmar held a 12-9 advantage in shots and had an 11-9 edge in corners. Wilson and Seaford goalie Erin Taylor each had eight saves.


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007

Raven Roundup: Sussex Tech boys’ cross country team wins two

The Lady Jays’ Jessica Hill tries to close the gap on a Cape Henlopen runner at the finish line last week against the Lady Ravens and Lady Vikings. Hill finished with a personal course best time of 27.46. Photo by Gene Bleile

Lady Jays set personal best times in loss to Ravens, Vikings The Seaford boys’ cross country team was handed its first loss of the season last Wednesday by a talented Sussex Tech squad, 23-32, at Chapel Branch Nature Trail. Seaford, however, did rebound to defeat Cape Henlopen 24-35 in the tri-meet to push its record to 4-1 in conference and 6-1 overall. The Ravens’ runners assured their win with a first, second, and third place finish on the afternoon. Sussex Tech’s David Ricksecker set a new course record of 16.58, which was held by Seaford Matt Enders (17.25) for nine years. The girls’ team had another tough day by taking two losses. Head Coach Vince Morris sees improvement in the young team each meet. “The girls have steadily shown improvement in their 5K times, course bests, personal bests and their bunch time,” he emphasized. “Overall I am pleased with their performances.” On the boys’ side he said, “Our team absorbed their first loss of the season, as they could not overcome the 1-2-3, finish turned in by Sussex Tech. The Ravens’ David Ricksecker ran a blistering time to lead the pack.” Meet results: Boys- Andrew Hoffman, 18.20 CB, Barrett Smith, 18.42, Lee Mayer 18.43 CB, Spencer Noel, 18.49 CB, Matt Seaton, 18.52 CB, Rob Urell, 19.38, Kirk Neal, 19.40 CB, Dan Flagg, 21.32 CB, Terry Wooters, 22.49 CB, Korey Hearn, 22.55 CB, Derrick Cummings, 24.28 CB. Meet results: Girls- Lindsay James, 23.21, Sara Manzana, 25.14 CB, Jennifer Hoffman, 25.15 PR, Jeanmarie Ferber, 27.04, Jessica Hill, 27.46 CB, Savannah Jones, 29.50 PR, Mikalia Trammel, 29.51 PR, Macey Cordrey, 29.56 PR, Mia Trammel, 35.25 PR.

By Mike McClure The Sussex Tech boys’ cross country team defeated Seaford, 23-32, and Cape Henlopen, 22-35, in a dual meet last Wednesday in Seaford. The girls topped Seaford, 2335, but lost to Cape Henlopen, 22-34. The Ravens’ David Ricksecker placed first overall with a time of 16:58, teammate Brian Singh (18:00) came in third, Derek Kitchen (18:10) finished fourth, and Steve Spera (18:44) was ninth. Sussex Tech’s Paige Collins finished second overall with a time of 23:35, Dee Carillo (24:36) placed fifth, and Kariann Flynn (25:11) came in ninth. Ricksecker (17:03) placed sixth in the University of Delaware Invitational last Friday as the boys’ team finished fifth. The girls placed 15th in UD Invitational. Lady Ravens finish in 1-1 tie with Dover- The Raven varsity field hockey team moved to 6-2-1 in the conference and 9-2-1 overall with a 1-1 tie against Dover last Thursday. Maxine Fluharty netted a first half goal for Sussex Tech which out-shot Dover, 18-5, and held a 12-5 advantage in corners. Caitlin Stone recorded two saves for the Ravens. Sussex Tech soccer team wins a pair- The Sussex Tech varsity boys’ soccer team improved to 5-4 in Henlopen Conference play and 8-4 overall with a pair of wins last week. The Ravens blanked Sussex Central, 3-0, last Thursday before shutting out William Penn, 2-0, on Saturday. On Thursday, Ariel Espinoza had a goal and an assist, Evan Lee and Sebastian Borror each scored a goal, and Aris Reynoso dished out an assist for the Ravens. Geoffrey Morton recorded five saves for Sussex Tech, which held a 20-9 advantage in shots. On Saturday, Christian Espinoza had a goal and an assist, Lee netted a goal, and Borror added an assist. Morton had four saves in goal for the Ravens. Ravens down Senators for Homecoming win- The Sussex Tech varsity football team outscored Dover, 20-0, in the second half for a 40-10 Homecoming win last Friday. George Godwin had a 32-yard fumble recovery return for a touchdown to give the Ravens a 6-3 lead in the first quarter. Following a Dover touchdown in the second quarter, Tyrone Hickman scored on a six-yard touchdown reception on a pass from Josh Marshall and Seth Hastings booted the extra point to make it 13-10. The Ravens took a 20-10 lead into half-time following a seven-yard touchdown strike from Marshall to Jake Mitchell and Hastings’ second PAT of the first half. Sussex Tech’s Jamar Beckett had a pair of touchdown runs (one yard and four yards) in the third quarter and Hastings made two more extra points for a 34-10 Raven lead. Beckett added a six-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter for Sussex Tech (21, 4-2).

Inaugural Shorecut Lawn Care 5 on 5 flag football tourney The first Shorecut Lawn Care 5 on 5 flag football tournament will take place Nov. 17-18. The cost to participate is $125 per team with three guaranteed games. Trophies will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams with an expected pay out of over $1,000 to be awarded to the first place team. Contact Blair Carey at 443-783-3294 to sign up or for more information. The foursome of Tommy Cooper, Mitch Wyatt, George Clenney, and Jim Powell placed first in the inaugural Bridgeville Charity Tournament last Friday. The tournament raised $8,000 for each of the three local charities it benefitted. Photo by Mike McClure Bridgeville Commission President Joe C o n a w a y makes a presentation to Mike Sturgeon, Ford Verdery, Trey Hardesty, and Gary Pusey during the Bridgeville Charity Golf To u r n a m e n t awards ceremony. The foursome placed second. Photo by Mike McClure

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Mardel ABC High games and series Ronald Stevens 297 Jerry Wooters 732

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High games and series Trey Milligan 267, 658 Kim Zoller 218 Morgan Slavin 600

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Club 50 High games and series Bill Newlon 316, 736 Dennis Dunkleman736 Doris Barron 287 Joyce Linton 732

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Seaford City High games and series Mike Melson 305 Eric Patchett 839

Senior Express High games and series Gilbert Williams 288 Bob Rice 814 Wilsie Quailes 336 Shirley Ellis 810

Sunday Nite Mixed High games and series Matt Wheatley 296, 801 Lori Dean 305 Mary Jane Schwartz 753

WSBGC aquatics department’s programs to begin Brandon Mann of the Bears carries the ball against the Cardinals during a Seaford Department of Recreation tackle football game last Saturday. Photo by David Elliott

Seaford Department of Recreation to hold winter registration The Seaford Department of Recreation will hold registration for the following winter sports programs: Little Wrestlers -ages 6-12. The cost is $20 and the program runs mid-November through March. The deadline to sign up is Nov. 16 and there is a special registration night on Nov. 1 at the rec building from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Basketball- boys ages 8-10 and 11-13 and girls ages 8-13. The cost is $20 which includes a shirt. Player must sign up by Dec 7. Jr. Jordan Clinic- boys and girls in K-third grade- The cost is $5 and is every Saturday in January at Fred Douglass. Players must register by Dec 29. 6 and 7 year old- boys and girls basketball- The cost is $20 and includes a shirt. League play begins in February. Games are played on Saturdays at Fred Douglass.

Seaford Elk Soccer Shoot to take place Saturday, Oct. 20 The Seaford Elk Lodge will hold its yearly soccer shoot on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1 to 3 p.m. It will be held at the lodge this year (not at the parks and recreation field). This event is open to boys and girls with four age group categories. Ages seven and under will shoot in U-8, ages eight and nine in U-10, ages 10 and 11 in U-12, and ages 12 and 13 in U-14. Classes are determined by the age of the child as of Aug. 1, 2007. Gold, silver, and bronze medallions will be given to winners in each age classification. The first place winners will be going to Crisfield (Md.) on Saturday, Nov. 3 for a soccer shoot for district winners and to Ocean City on Saturday, Nov. 10 for the state soccer shoot. Those winners will be permitted to go to Frederick (Md.) for the regional soccer shoot. At each level of participation prizes will be given. For more information, call Janice Cecil at 875-3810. To get to the Seaford Elk Lodge, go north on Route 13 and turn left on elk Road one quarter mile down on the left.

Send us your sports scores - it’s easy! Coaches and parents are invited to send any team scores that they would like to see featured in the Star. Items can be e-mailed to or faxed to 302-629-9243.

Sussex Tech receiver Sean Hopkins looks downfield as he carries the ball during a recent game. The Ravens moved to 4-2 with a win last week. Photo by David Elliott

Pre season swim training on October 9 - November 8- Pre Season runs for 10 sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Cost: $ 50.00 for members and $ 65.00 (for non-members which $15 applies to membership).Winter Barracuda Swim Team takes place November 12 through Feb. 14. Swim Team parents meeting will be held on October 18 at 6 p.m. Swim Team practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, times vary according to age group. Cost: $75 before October 10 and $90 after October 10. Discounts for additional child applies, ask for info. In addition, a $15 membership fee applies to new or renewing members. Please call Paul or Toni at 302-628-3789 for more information. Laurel Boys & Girls Club annual Basket Bingo- Thursday, Oct. 11 at Laurel BGC. Doors open at 6 p.m. with games beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door - “discount tickets available”. Please call Karen at 302-628-3789 or Chris at 302-875-1200. Raffles include: horizon of hope and 2007 Sweet Treats Christmas basket. Door Prize: 16 piece pottery set. WSBGC Athletic Department announces: Indoor Soccer- Soccer League start date: December 3. Mondays: 7-9 year olds. Practice session prior to games. Games will be played 6 p.m- 9 p.m. Tuesdays: 10-12 year olds. Practice session prior to games. Games will be played 6 p.m. -9 p.m. Wednesdays: 13-15 year olds: Practice session prior to games. Games will be played 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Coaches/League Meetings: Soccer Meeting on Monday, November 26 at 6:00 p.m. Indoor Hockey- Coaches/League meetings: Hockey meeting on Wednesday, November 28 at 6:00 p.m. Hockey league start date: December 6. Thursdays: Age groups yet to be determined. All ages 7-18 can sign up. Depending upon interest will lead to how many leagues/how many teams in each league. Having one night all to themselves should allow for many games to take place. Games will be played 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. The schedule excludes games that would take place on the dates December 24- January 3.

Gethsemane United Methodist Church Race for Faith is Nov. 17 The Third Annual Gethsemane United Methodist Church Race for Faith will take place at 9 a.m. on Nov. 17. The proceeds will go towards The Seaford Mission. What to expect: drawings, door prizes, and refreshments; certified 5K course; run or walk competitively; one mile contemplative prayer walk (free); and service to follow event. Register by Nov. 3 at a cost of $15 Pre-registration (first 50 registered runners will receive a free Third Annual Race for Faith t-shirt); $10 pre-registration for students; and $20 registration day of event (beginning at 8 a.m.). The race starts at Woodland Ferry in Seaford. For more information call Kelly or Rachael Carey at 302-629-5588.

Delmar running back Tevin Jackson runs with the ball as teammates Jeremy Layton and Kerry King block during the Wildcats’ Homecoming win over Lake Forest last Saturday. Delmar’s Justin Thomas (33) and Sean Stehl (62) are also shown. Photo by Mike McClure


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007 JAYS AND DOGS- The Blue Jays’ Tim Halter looks to clear the ball as Laurel’s Aaron Givens defends and Seaford goalie Andrew Halter looks on during last week’s game in Seaford. Photo David Elliott


Seaford varsity soccer team tops Laurel, 5-0

Seaford’s Z a c h Reynolds looks to get past Laurel’s Kyle Brown during last T h u r s d a y ’s varsity soccer game.

The Seaford varsity soccer team earned a home win with a 50 victory over Laurel last Thursday. Daniel DeMott netted a pair of goals while Trevor Lee, Oscar Castrejon, and Joe Mitchell had goal one each. Seaford goalie Andrew Halter made one save while Jamie Ruhl recorded 15 saves in goal for Laurel.

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The Redskins’ Colin Bergh runs with the ball during a Seaford Department of Recreation flag football game last Sunday. Photo by David Elliott

Ben Donohoe of the Steelers throws the ball during his team’s SDR flag football game last weekend. Photo by David Elliott

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What can we learn from the Chinese experience? There's not too much I can say in favor of the Chinese governRANK ALIO ment. They've held their citizens The average American hostage for centuries, there is no such thing as civil rights for their CEO makes almost 400 people, sweat shops are everytimes more than the avwhere; it is certainly a poor third world country when it comes to the erage worker in this quality of life for their people. country. They slaughtered thousands of Americans during the Korean conflict with their suicide missions sending thousands of troops I use to chuckle after seeing bumper screaming and running into our troops stickers given out by the DuPont company knowing they would die. which read: "Buy American." All the But one thing they are becoming is a while they were building plants overseas major distribution center of world goods, as fast as the overseas cheap labor could. especially clothing, toys, and many other By having their U.S. products made goods Americans enjoy. overseas, and even with the transportation It's not just the little things like textiles costs of shipping in large containers on and toys, but the automobile industry, carbarges, the cost to the American compapet, and appliances industry. Those jobs nies is peanuts to put foreign made goods that paid above average wages with beneon American shelves. fits have gone overseas. But not peanuts to the American conIt has become difficult to find anything sumers who are still paying top dollars for that is not made in some foreign country, those goods. The large profits go to the and the majority of those items are proAmerican companies which (by being duced by Chinese workers. overseas) avoid paying taxes to this counMost major companies have closed try, avoid paying benefits including health, their plants in this country and shipped retirement, pension, and vacation time. their plants overseas to these third world I am puzzled in spite of the larger profcompanies. its the American companies are making The exodus began in the 1980s when because of the much lower overhead, why large companies led by DuPont began are they showing losses in their quarterly building plants overseas. The reason cited reports? was the new retail market was with the Now some of these American compaforeign companies.



nies are closing plants in these third world countries, or relocating them to places with still lower wages. In spite of cutbacks, there is one position that is not taking a cut in pay: as a matter of fact some of them are rewarded for their failed services. I speak of the American CEO who rakes in millions in bonuses, stock options, and other perks. The average American CEO makes almost 400 times more than the average worker in this country. There are few CEOs who take a pay cut for leading their company down the tube. Instead, some of them have clauses in their contracts which give them large payoffs in the millions when they are dumped by their companies. If you wonder why these CEOs get these lucrative contracts, consider this: The CEO picks his board of directors who receive large compensations to serve on these boards, so in order to keep their job on the board they suck up to the CEO and do what he says, or out the door they go. Some CEOs have their large bonuses based on performance and do take a cut, not in salary but with their bonuses. However they still receive a bundle. There is no shame with the American CEO. However, in China and Japan CEOs do take the blame for poor performance. In past years, officials in Japan and China, because of poor performance whether it be in retail, manufacturing, or government, have taken their lives. Recently there were several recalls of toys being manufactured in China, having

lead poison in the materials. As a result the head of a Chinese manufacturer whose lead-tainted Sesame Street toys were the center of a massive U.S. recall, has killed himself by hanging. Mattel, Inc, one of the largest U.S. toy companies, was forced to recall nearly one million plastic preschool toys made by the Chinese company because they were decorated with paint found to have excessive amounts of lead. Some of the popular Thomas trains, my youngest grandson's favorite toy, has been recalled because of lead paint. You might have thought Mattel while counting their profits might have thought to add a little note to the Chinese company manufacturing their products to say: DO NOT USE LEAD PAINT. For the inconvenience to the customers for returning the trains, customers were given a bonus set. Now that is being recalled. The co-owner of the Chinese plant was under pressure in a global controversy over the safety of Chinese-made products. His product was marketed under the Fisher-Price brand. It is common for disgraced officials to commit suicide in China and Japan. While I am not advocating American CEOs commit suicide when they flush their companies down the toilets, I think they should pay a price and not receive those large lumps of money when they do fail. Many of our CEOs and some politicians show no shame or remorse for their sins.


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007

People Williamson, Reaser engaged to wed

Paul Williamson and Catherine Reaser

Catherine Ann Reaser of Seaford, daughter of C. Jay and Christina Reaser of Laurel, and Paul Wade Williamson of Seaford, son of Susan M. Rowe and Bruce L. Williamson announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is a 1995 graduate of Laurel High School and a 2003 graduate of Delaware Technical Community College for physical therapy. She is a physical therapist assistant, currently employed at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD. Her fiancé is a 1997 graduate of Seaford Senior High School. He is currently employed at Grotto’s Pizza in Seaford. They will be celebrating their matrimony ceremony on Oct. 20 2007.

Kay and Bill Seitz celebrate 50 years Kay and Bill Seitz from Bridgeville celebrated 50 years of marriage on Aug. 24. They celebrated their 50th wedding aniversary with family and friends at a luncheon hosted by their daughter and son-in-law, Josie and Bob Hunsberger of Seaford and their son and daughter-in-law Tony and Carolyn Seitz of Harleysville, Pa.

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Bryan and Suzana Blades

Blades, Medeiros wed in Brazil Bryan W. Blades of Seaford, and Suzana Domingues Medeiros of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were married on June 2, 2007 in Rio de Janeiro. The evening ceremony took place at the Church of Our Lady of Brazil which was beautifully decorated with candles, white roses and baby breath. A string ensemble played featuring a harp and soloist. Suzana’s parents are Bassu Medeiros and Vera Domingues of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Yacht Club of Rio de Janeiro where approximately 130 guests were in attendance. From the United States, the couple had the pleasure of the company of the groom’s parents, Ted and Bev Blades of Seaford. The couple honeymooned for two weeks

in Spain and Portugal. Following their return to the States, they celebrated their union with their Delaware friends at a reception held at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club, on July 21, 2007. Bryan and Suzana met during their master of laws program at New York University School of Law, where Bryan studied international trade regulation and Suzana studied international law. Bryan is currently concluding a one-year clerkship at the Court of International Trade in New York City to join an international trade practice group at a major law firm. Suzana works in the international arbitration practice group of a Washington, D.C. firm. They will reside in Chevy Chase, Md.

Cornish,Truitt to wed

Alexis Cornish and Jay Truitt

Kay and Bill Seitz

Monique Cornish of Seaford and Eric Massey of Georgetown are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexis Cornish to Jay Truitt, son of Len and Roberta Truitt of Wilmington. The bride-to-be graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a double major, in physics and astronomy. She is currently employed as a Science Research Specialist with the Science Institute of NASA. Her fiancé is a Digital Architect for a consulting firm and is the owner/operator of an electronics design and installation company. A spring 2008 wedding is planned.

Kevin and Dawn Humphrey

Berezansky and Humphrey are wed Dawn S. Berezansky and Kevin M.. Humphrey were united in marriage at 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2007 at The First Presbyterian Church of Milford. Pastor Kevin Bowers officiated the ceremony. The reception was held at the Shawnee Country Club. The couple spent their honeymoon in the Outer Banks of N.C.

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Jeff Banning & John Hollis Co Chairs of the 2007 Sussex Heart Walk On October 6, 2007 Sussex County exceeded its goals in launching the American Heart Association’s START program. The success of the Heart Walk is due the tremendous efforts of many people. Jeff Banning of Trinity Transport and John Hollis of Nemours Health and Prevention Services, Co-chairs of the 2007 Heart Walk, express their deep gratitude to the following individuals and organizations whose commitment and energy made this event so successful:

These walkers were among the first to cross the finish line, although admittedly going only once around the perimeter of the campus. They had hiked for about 30 minutes. Photo by Carol Kinsley

Nemours Health and Prevention Team-Leadership-Ron Breeding, Troy Hazzard, Doreen Albert Team Trinity-Leadership-Mark Stephenson & Jill Osterman Sussex County Child Health Coalition Team-Leadership-Peggy Geisler, Nancy Mears, Linda Leonard, Venida Martin, Susan Deford, Garrett & Leslie Lydic Del Tech-Owens Campus-Leadership-Lin Faucett, & Jo Ann Howell Seaford Subway-Leadership-Dyke Belcher Allen’s Family Foods, Inc. Pepsi Martin Donovan, Bob Lawson, Gary Tonge, Lee Glasgow, Tom Rust Many years of “cooking the chicken” St. Johns Preschool-Leadership-Connie Halter The MERIT Family-Leadership-John & Otelia Oliver, Diaz Bonville Beebe Medical Center-Leadership-Jeff Fried & Mark Thompson Bayhealth Nanticoke-Leadership-Tom Brown WBOC-Captain Willie

Woodbridge ROTC-Leadership-José Oyola Delmarva Power-Leadership-Jim Smith— Delmarva is matching 100% of employees’ pledges! Ken Scheffer Paul A. Nickle, Inc. McDonalds Georgetown Elmer’s Market Tidewater Utilities Fresh Pride Walmart Georgetown Daera Scheffel Nick Veratta Photography All Our Walkers & Event volunteers including the American Heart Association Staff

Accompanied by her grandfather, Pop Sauer, 23-month-old Ellie Davis, daughter of Del Tech professor Kelli Davis, gets a little encouragement from the Tin Man of Wizard of Oz fame before starting the course. She was determined to push her stroller the whole way. Photo by Carol Kinsley

“If you haven’t got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble”- Bob Hope


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007


FIRE SAFETY WEEK - Mrs. Bliley's first graders from Central Elementary were given a tour of the Seaford fire house and its equipment by volunteer firefighter Craig Walls during fire prevention week. The volunteer firemen teach the kids about fire safety and stress the theme for this year which is "know your escape plan." Photo by Daniel Richardson.

KIWANIS AUCTION - Fred "Gator" Short (right) auctions off a Dale Earnhart duffle bag at the Kiwanis Auction on Saturday, October 7. Fred Glime holds up the bag for display. The annual event this year took place in the cafeteria at Seaford Middle School. Photo by Daniel Richardson.

ARRRRR... - Seaford resident Glen Townley, 78, is building a replica of "The Black Pearl" pirate ship from The Pirates of the Caribbean for the Halloween Parade in downtown Seaford. This is not the first ship that Townley has built. When he was just 13 Townley and a friend built 2 kayaks. At 16 Townley built a speedboat and at 21 he built a 20 foot sailboat. Townley’s daughter, Joyce Mackler, and her family will be operating the vessel during the Halloween Parade on October 24. Photo by Daniel Richardson

LEARNING ABOUT CITY GOVERNMENT - Matthew Zoller and Tawn Beard Jr., members of Boy Scout troop #381, Seaford, attended the Seaford City Council meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9 and were recognized by Mayor Ed Butler. Also attending were assistant scoutmaster Paula Zoller and her daughter, Kimberly, who is home-schooled and is studying the state of Delaware. Butler presented the children with city of Seaford pencils. From left: Paula and Kimberly Zoller, Tawn Beard Jr., Matthew Zoller and Butler. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

MINI GARDEN - First graders, Jacob Webb and Kenisha Reid, observe what's inside their terrarium in Mrs. Coverdale's class at Woodbridge Elementary School.

BLADES OPEN HOUSE - Blades volunteer firefighters pull the roof off a car during a live demonstration at the Open House on Saturday, October 6. Other groups involved in the open house were the Seaford and Laurel fire departments, the Sussex County Sheriff's office, the Blades Police Department, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Sussex County Paramedics, the University of Delaware Co-op, Naticoke Memorial Hospital, the Department of Agriculture and the Blood Bank of Delaware. Photo by Daniel Richardson.

MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007


Letters to the Editor Who deserves a second chance?

Have you ever made a mistake in your life? Did someone forgive you for it and give you the opportunity to redeem yourself? Have you known someone who has been looked over or judged based on a previous mistake or action? I can say yes to all of these, as I’m sure many people can. This year, Trinity has started preparing meals for the Mission of Hope (formerly Seaford Mission). For those of you who are not familiar with the Mission, it is a gentleman’s home for men who have “made mistakes.” They are allowed to come and stay for approximately three months (depending on the circumstances it could be longer), and they report to a man named Paul. They are required to find work, do chores, pray, take classes, and even wash their hands before every meal. Some may think this is a little extreme for adult males, however, seeing all these actions take place first hand, I can truly see the good from it. At this time, there are at least 100 men on the waiting list. These men only need guidance. A second chance to get it right. They are taught the values needed to succeed in life. I have recently had the chance to sit and really talk to Mr. Ed Banning (Mission board member) about their purpose and the great things they try to do. Growing up, I always believed that if you made a “mistake,” you should be pun-

Stars’ Letters Policy All letters should include the writer’s name, address and phone number for verification purposes. Names will be published. No unsigned letters will be published. No letters which the management deems to be libelous will be published. The Star reserves the right to edit or reject any letters. Send your letters to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or email morningstarpub ished and never given another chance. I believed this all the way up until I started working for Trinity, and met Mr. Banning. I’ve had the privilege of seeing him speak to the residents of the Mission. I’ve seen their eyes light up when he speaks. I can see how much they appreciate someone coming in and giving them the time of day. All they need is someone to care. Trinity serves dinner one Thursday a month at the Mission. I’ve been honored to be able to participate twice now. Each time, I’ve left with an overwhelming urge to do more, and be a bigger part of the plan that Paul and the board members have. I can’t explain to anyone the joy I’ve gotten from seeing the men all go wash

SEAFORD DISTRICT LIBRARY EVENTS Here is what’s happening at the Seaford District Library for the week of Oct. 18-25: • The Arabian Lights Dance Co. performs the art of Middle Eastern Dance on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Seaford District Library. Come and enjoy the history, nature, and culture of a dance form and performing art that is vastly misunderstood. • Dine at the Golden Corral any time Sunday, Oct. 21, and 20% of your bill will be donated back to the Seaford District Li-

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brary. A coupon, which can be picked up at the front desk of the library, must be presented to the cashier when paying bill. Thank you for your support! • Come explore the world and learn about the traditions of other cultures. The Seaford District Library hosts its 7th “Annual International Festival” on Monday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. This program is a wonderful way for our community to enjoy the music, food, and history of other countries with out leaving your hometown. • Lap Sit, "Mother Goose on the Loose," a Sights and Sounds Story Time is

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their hands, then hold hands to say Grace before dinner. Then, all of them, very politely, come to the kitchen door to get their “homemade lasagna.” They all say Please and Thank You. Each time they walk by the kitchen, we get an appreciative smile and a Thank You. That warms my heart because I know that they sincerely are Thankful that we have taken the time out of our perfect lives (compared to theirs), to come and do this for them. I know how appreciative I’d be, if complete strangers with no ulterior motive, did that for me. After dinner, they clean up their plates, and announce that it’s chore time. They come into the kitchen and take over. They do the trash, the dishes, and just clean anything that needs to be cleaned. During dinner, they all sit together at a huge circle of tables. They all talk amongst themselves, or someone will come in and speak to them. They are being spoken to about God, and the wonderful things he can do for them. Things they need to hear. The men need to know that someone is always for them, regardless. They just need and want people to talk to them. Now I’m sure that not all the men make it from the Mission with a clear head and a new outlook on life. There are those who fall back into the same routine of “mistakes.” Should they be given another chance held on Tuesdays from 11-11:30 a.m. Parents and caregivers of infants or toddlers up to the age of 3 are encouraged to come interact with their young ones. For more information, call Cindi Smith at 629-2524. • Story Time is every Wednesday at 10 a.m. All children ages 3-5 are welcome to come and enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. For more information, call Cindi Smith at 629-2524. Upcoming Events • The Seaford District Library, and all libraries in Sussex County, will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 25, for Staff Development Day. We will reopen on Friday, October 26, at 9 a.m. • The Seaford Historical Society and the Seaford District Library will sponsor a Book Signing and Lecture on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m., of the book "Close-ups

The Smith Family sincerely thanks everyone for their expression of sympathy in the recent passing of their beloved husband & father,

also? I think so. How can anyone change if not given another chance? Do we not give our children several chances to learn how to be potty-trained? We don’t just throw them aside after the first or second time they have an accident. We keep coaching them, and guiding them, and teaching them the right way. With these men, it’s the same thing. They just need people to keep teaching them the right way to do things; the right way to live. To show them how much happier and healthier they’d be without the “mistakes” in their lives. I keep referring to things as a “mistake.” The definition of “mistake” is: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention. How many of us can say we’ve made “mistakes”? ALL OF US at some point or another. Where would we be if no one had given us another chance? Probably not where we are now. I encourage everyone to think about this. Think about the acronym “WWJD.” Just what exactly would Jesus do? He would forgive, like he does everyday. He would and does give another chance. I can only ask that each of you do the same thing. Forgive and give other chances. Please give support to those who are going above and beyond to ensure that these gentlemen are getting another chance. Amy Newcomer

Trinity Transport, Inc., Seaford

of History" by Henry D. Burroughs. Famed AP photojournalist Henry D. Burroughs' widow Margaret Wohlgemuth Burroughs will lecture and signed copies of the book will be available for $40. • The Celiac Support Group will meet on Monday, Oct. 29 from 5:30-7 p.m. • The Seaford District Library is hosting a non-fiction book discussion group on the topics of science and religion. The introductory meeting is Thursday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. Join us to determine the direction of this group. • Do you have health concerns? Confusing lab reports? Questions you should ask your doctor? Visit the Seaford District Library the second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meet with Linda Leonard, consumer health lbrarian for Sussex County. All reference services arefree and confidential.


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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007

Letters to the Editor Positive Steps provided preventive health care It has come about in the last weeks that Positive Steps, an exercise center that works for the wellbeing of the young and old alike, was closed by our own community hospital, which is supposed to be all about health care. All of the articles about health care and any information we read and get from our family doctors tell us that preventive medicine is necessary for all of us to have good health and live a productive life. Positive Steps was just that. Positive Steps, which has been operating over 20 years, has a membership which goes there regularly. Bypass surgery patients, people with sugar diabetes, people with joint transplants, stroke victims and people with other types of medical problems have been greatly helped there. The program helps those who need help and everyone is welcome at a very reasonable price. The membership is near 450, so it is an active and needed program for the community. The exercise programs at Positive Steps are overseen by three knowledgeable staff members who are there from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. five days a week (other hours can be arranged). It has been said that the facility is being closed because it is falling apart. False! New carpet was recently installed and the walls are freshly painted. New counters were installed for the staff, a new blood pressure station for members to use coming in and going out was put in and

recorded files of members’ workouts are on hand at all times. The center has had a membership drive which has been an average success. So, what is the problem? I’m wondering if the dollar bills aren’t getting ahead of community health care. Wendell Combs Bridgeville

Opposition to subdivision I am writing this letter to express my opposition to the subdivision of 320 lots considered to be built on 213 acres located between the roads of Trussum Pond Rd. and Gordy Road. The concerns that my neighbors and I have for not wanting this cluster developement are: • With 320 lots, there will be approximately two children per home, or an additional 640 children. The Laurel schools are already overcrowded. • Also the Laurel Fire Dept. is already streched to its limits without taking on the other proposed housing developments going up around laurel. One of them being another 320-plus unit development already approved just a mile down from the one I’m writing about. With both projects on the same road, not a mile or so apart, we are looking at an additional 1,280 cars and trucks traveling down Trussum Pond and Gordy Roads. Even half of this traffic would be outrageous for a little round top country road that already has issues. This latest proposed develop-

ment has already met with planning & zoning months ago. It was put on hold because of concerns that arose with the development. Planning & zoning is having another public hearing on the Lacrosse Homes of Delaware project on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m. Why 10:30 a.m. on a work day instead of 6 or 7 p.m. like the last hearing? Maybe there was too much opposition last time and someone is hoping no one will take off work to disagree this time. If we keep developing the farmland in this state, we will have to start buying our food from other states, raising the cost of eating, which is already outrageous. This proposed development will affect a lot of people for a long, long time to come, and not all of it will be good. We do not need “mini towns” in the country. If you have any interest in this project, please attend the hearing October 23 at 10:30 a.m. Mike R. Lowe Trussum Pond Road, Laurel

River Yacht Club's Kids' Fishing Derby a success Bernie Warshow, chairman of the Nanticoke River Yacht Club's Kid's Fishing Derby reports that more than 70 participants turned out for the fishing, picnic, and prize winning last Saturday, Sept. 29. Nathan Bradley was the first place winner with a whopping 11 fish to his credit. Second place

went to his sister, Shannon Bradley, who was right on his heels with 10 fish caught. Third place was awarded to Chase Milligan. Additionally, every participant won a trip to the Award Table regardless of the number of fish caught. All said and done, everybody won, with fish, food, fun and prizes. Warshow says Seafordians should be very proud of their town. The local merchants demonstrated huge generosity by providing bountiful prizes to the kids and their parents for participating in such a wholesome activity. The Nanticoke River Yacht Club wants to thank our local newspapers, and the following merchants who were so helpful with their support of this annual event: Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc.; Hobby Stop; Food Lion; Café Milano; Burton Hardware; Mike's Bicycle Shop; Peninsula Oil; Pizza King; Ledo Pizza;


ACE Hardware; Nylon Package Store; Harley Davidson of Seaford; Hardee's; Rita's; LaTapatia; Dairy Queen; Subway; Herr's Potato Chips; Broker Post Realty; and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Taylor. Sandy Blackwell Seaford

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GROUP HELPS BUILD CHARACTER FOR LOCAL STUDENTS. An academic character initiative launched by local parents and known as MAN UP is helping 40 African American males (8th-10th graders) in Seaford. The group meets on Saturdays at Seaford High School for several hours studying, engaging in intellectual dialogue, playing and eating good food. In

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• OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2007


Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



Tides Sunday




Rather cloudy and warm

Some sun with a tstorm possible

Partly sunny, breezy and nice

Sunny, nice and warm

Mostly sunny and very warm

Warm with plenty of sunshine

Mostly sunny and remaining warm








Almanac Statistics through Tuesday Oct. 16 at Georgetown, Delaware



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

. 90° . 40° . 70° . 46° 61.9°

Total for the week . . . . . . . . . . 0.64” Total for the month . . . . . . . . . . 0.64” Normal for the month . . . . . . . . 1.65” Total for the year . . . . . . . . . . 24.52”

Smyrna 78/64 Dover 78/64

Time 6:52 a.m. 7:33 a.m. 7:13 p.m. 11:55 a.m.

Perigee Apogee Perigee Apogee

Date December 22 January 3 January 19 January 30

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Rise .7:14 a.m. .7:15 a.m. .7:16 a.m. .7:17 a.m. .7:18 a.m. .7:19 a.m. .7:20 a.m.

First Oct 19

Harrington 80/64

Time 5:12 a.m. 3:07 a.m. 3:40 a.m. 11:27 p.m.

Milford 80/64 Greenwood 80/65

Lewes 80/66

Bridgeville 80/63

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

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Set .6:21 p.m. .6:19 p.m. .6:18 p.m. .6:17 p.m. .6:15 p.m. .6:14 p.m. .6:13 p.m.

Full Oct 26

High 7:05 a 8:02 a 9:07 a 10:12 a 11:13 a 12:08 p 12:27 a

Low High Low 1:46 a 7:33 p 1:37 p 2:42 a 8:32 p 2:39 p 3:42 a 9:34 p 3:47 p 4:39 a 10:35 p 4:53 p 5:32 a 11:33 p 5:56 p 6:22 a —- 6:54 p 7:09 a 1:00 p 7:49 p

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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 October 25 November 9 November 23 December 6

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. 10:24 a 4:39 a 10:52 p 4:30 p Fri. 11:21 a 5:35 a 11:51 p 5:32 p Sat. 12:26 p 6:35 a —- 6:40 p Sun. 12:53 a 7:32 a 1:31 p 7:46 p Mon. 1:54 a 8:25 a 2:32 p 8:49 p Tues. 2:52 a 9:15 a 3:27 p 9:47 p Wed. 3:46 a 10:02 a 4:19 p 10:42 p

Apogee and Perigee

Perigee Apogee Perigee Apogee

Nanticoke River Roaring Point, MD

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

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Rise .2:07 p.m. .2:45 p.m. .3:18 p.m. .3:47 p.m. .4:13 p.m. .4:39 p.m. .5:06 p.m.

Last Nov 1

Set .11:26 p.m. . . . . . .none .12:33 a.m. . .1:42 a.m. . .2:52 a.m. . .4:04 a.m. . .5:18 a.m.

SEAFORD 80/63 Blades 80/63

Georgetown 80/65

Rehoboth Beach 80/64

Concord 80/63 Laurel 80/63 Delmar 80/62

Millsboro 80/65

Bethany Beach 72/66 Fenwick Island 80/65

New Nov 9

Day High Thurs. 9:46 a Fri. 10:43 a Sat. 11:48 a Sun. 12:15 a Mon. 1:16 a Tues. 2:14 a Wed. 3:08 a

Low High Low 4:01 a 10:14 p 3:52 p 4:57 a 11:13 p 4:54 p 5:57 a —- 6:02 p 6:54 a 12:53 p 7:08 p 7:47 a 1:54 p 8:11 p 8:37 a 2:49 p 9:09 p 9:24 a 3:41 p 10:04 p

Rehoboth Beach Day High Low Thurs. 12:44 a 6:41 a Fri. 1:42 a 7:41 a Sat. 2:46 a 8:44 a Sun. 3:50 a 9:47 a Mon. 4:48 a 10:49 a Tues. 5:40 a 11:48 a Wed. 6:30 a 12:12 a

High 1:21 p 2:20 p 3:22 p 4:20 p 5:14 p 6:04 p 6:53 p

Low 7:52 p 8:49 p 9:43 p 10:35 p 11:25 p —12:44 p

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