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News FALL AG FESTIVAL - Enjoy good food and entertainment and learn more about the history of this area. See magazine inside this edition. STYLE - Fashion show benefits Del Tech international scholarships. Page 2 COMPLAINT - Laurel resident says town was not justified in removing her car. Page 3 BUSINESS - First Sussex County farm converts to solar energy. Page 6 HEALTH - Pink Ribbon Tea honors fight against breast cancer. Page 9 POLICE - Suspect in fatal hit and run turns himself in. Page 10 CRISIS - The Medicare crisis - a perfect storm in the making. Page 43 FINAL WORD - There is a logical solution to reversing the financial problems this nation faces. Page 47

Sports OVERTIME WIN - The Delmar field hockey team rallied to defeat Caesar Rodney with a penalty stroke in overtime last Tuesday in Delmar. Page 24 STARS OF THE WEEk - A Laurel varsity football player and a Sussex Tech cross country runner are this week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 27

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TWO-CENTURY-OLD HOME DESTROYED - The 200-year-old Cannon Hall in Woodland burned Sunday afternoon. The owner, Marilyn Griffies, was in her back yard when the fire broke out. At left is the scene just as the fire departments started arriving. At right are the aerial ladder trucks from Seaford and Federalsburg pouring water on the home. Story and additional photos on pages 5 and 45. Photos by Keith Livingston

Carper congratulates Laurel police By Tony E. Windsor The Laurel Police Department was recently awarded a federal grant to pay for the addition of a patrol officer to the current roster. The money, $178,206, is part of the U.S. Department of Justice “Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS)” program and will pay for a new officer for the next three years. Last week U.S. Sen. Thomas Carper visited Laurel to personally congratulate the police department on the COPS award. Carper rode into Laurel in his customary Chrysler Towne and Country minivan. He asked the police officers and town officials who gathered outside Laurel Town Hall to guess how many miles he had on his minivan. When everyone exchanged comments about the highest number of miles they had ever had on a vehicle Carper boasted that the minivan has 261,000 miles racked up on its odom-

eter. Carper broached the small talk to make a point. “We have driven up and down the state of Delaware in the minivan countless times throughout the years,” he said. “It has over 260,000 miles and still runs great. I hear people say that America doesn’t make cars as good as they used to. I say, no, they make them better.” Laurel Mayor John Shwed and Council President Terry Wright were on hand for the visit and Shwed expressed his appreciation for Carper’s support over the years for the town of Laurel. “I am one who believes in the value of having an experienced person in office when selecting a U.S. Senator,” Shwed said. “I have always appreciated having accessibility to you as a Senator and the support you give when we are working to get federal funding support.” Shwed remarked that a couple of years ago Carper had visited the town

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to help with the opening of the new municipal wastewater treatment plant and then again when the town received USDA funding to purchase a new command vehicle for the Laurel Police Department and funds to replace the roof on the former National Guard Armory that houses the Boys & Girls Club. The town also recently received word it has received $8 million in a USDA loan and grant to extend water and sewer to US 13. Shwed asked Laurel Police Chief Jamie Wilson to share his thoughts about receiving the federal COPS funding. Wilson said the COPS funding could not have come at a better time. “The timing for this grant is phenomenal,” he said. “Due to the economic downturn the town has been forced to make budget cuts and we lost two officers. Then the Laurel School District decided it would not renew the contract Continued on page 34

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Fashion show benefits Del Tech international scholarships

From casual to elegant, fashion will be center stage during the third Couture & Class on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. in the Carter Partnership Center at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. Proceeds from the fashion show and luncheon help to fund international education scholarships for Owens Campus students. These opportunities enable students to acquire an interna-

Craft fair vendor tables

Vendor tables are available for the 27th Annual Craft Fair at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. The event will be held on Friday, Nov. 12 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Carter Partnership Center. The fee for homemade arts and crafts is $60 for one table and $115 for two tables; commercial spaces are $75 per table. Vendors typically offer everything from glassworks, floral arrangements, candles, country gifts, woodcarving, and ceramics to needlework, jewelry, dolls, clothing and more. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus + program at 856-5618.

Return Day parade

Preparations for the Sussex County Return Day 2010 are underway, and officials with the Sussex County Return Day Committee are striving to make this year’s festivities a memorable occasion. Dr. Harriet Smith Winsor, Delaware’s Secretary of State from 2001 to 2009, will serve as parade grand marshal. Honorary marshals include: The Chad Spicer family (Norman, Ruth Ann and Aubrey Spicer) and V. George Carey, Sussex/State Representative 36th District. The committee is now accepting parade registrations. Categories include: floats, marching bands, individuals marching, groups marching, costume characters, scout troops, civic organizations, equestrian, antique cars and antique marching units. Trophies this year include the Mayor’s Trophy, the Return Day Trophy and the Best Return Day Theme Trophy. Awards will be given for First, Second and Third place in each category. Entrants must be in place at the appropriate staging areas no later than 11 a.m. on Return Day to allow for inspection and security checks. There will be certain limits on parade entries. Those include: • No fuel tanker trucks, or  other large enclosed vehicles (such as garbage trucks, box trucks or tractor-trailers);

tional outlook, provide them with a competitive edge in the global job market and prepare them to work and live in a culturally diverse world. Delaware Tech offers study abroad programs to countries as diverse as Scotland, Russia, Mexico, Vietnam, Turkey, Ireland and Ecuador. The fashion show has proven to be a successful way to raise scholarship funds – nearly $3,000 was raised in 2008 and profits • A restriction on throwing candy or other items from parade entries; those found not adhering to this rule will be removed from the parade. • Requiring all parade participants to remain on the entire parade route from start to finish. There will be no restrictions on the type or size of floats, however, entries must register with the Return Day Committee before Saturday, Oct. 30. For an entry form, visit For more information or a list of activities, visit or call 855-0722.

more than doubled to $7,100 in participating stores will donate 15 auction items during the show. 2009. percent of all sales to the scholarThe event is chaired by Sue Presenting men’s and womships. Saliba, college trustee and memen’s clothing in the categories of New this year and adding anber of the Owens Campus Develcasual, business, holiday and reother element of excitement is an opment Council. The planning sort wear will be Carltons, Pineonline auction, with the proceeds team is comprised of community apple Princess, Rose Garden, also designated for scholarships. members and college staff. Sole, all in Rehoboth; Coolspring Items — including timeshares, Tickets are $35 per person Cottage, Deanna’s, Tiger Lili and resort vacations and unique expe- and $225 for a table for eight. Twila Farrell, all in Lewes. riences — can be viewed online For more information or to purAttendees will be able to purat tickets, visit www.dtcc. chase clothing and store items show. Participants will have the edu/owens/fashionshow or call at the show’s shopping bazaar; opportunity to make final bids on6”w X855-1659. 10CSDB_10ADV_6x10_MRNGSTR_00646 10”H

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The CHEER Community Center will host a Pet Parade on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event consists of a silent auction, potato race, bone yard hunt and more. Refreshments will be available including hot dogs, chips and soda. Registration is $10. Costume prizes will be awarded to First, Second and Third Place, Cutest Canine, Most Original, Coolest Canine, Judges Choice and Honorable Mention in each category. Help seniors feed their pets by bringing a dog food donation. All proceeds will go towards meeting the nutritional needs of seniors in Sussex County and their furry friends. For more information, call Elizabeth Walls at 856-5187.

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Laurel resident says town was not justified in removing her car By Tony E. Windsor A Laurel resident is expecting the town to reimburse her for costs associated with having her car removed from her property recently. Danora Elzey, of West 8th Street, addressed the Laurel Mayor and Council Monday night expressing her dissatisfaction at having her car towed while she was in the process of having it repaired. According to Elzey, her private vehicle experienced motor problems and had to be repaired. She said she had anticipated having the car repaired and back on the road before the registration expired. She was forced to have the motor replaced and once the work was complete she went to the Delaware Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and had the car inspected. The car did not pass inspection due to emission issues. “I spent a lot of money getting this car’s motor replaced and getting the emissions issue resolved,” she said. Once the emissions passed the state vehicle inspection Elzey said the DMV informed her that the windshield had issues and would need to be repaired before the car could pass inspection. Elzey said she received an extension on her registration from the DMV to allow her vehicle to be repaired. “I went to have the windshield repaired, but the necessary part was not in stock,” she said. “I was told they would get the part and do the repair at my home. I was prepared to take my car back to the DMV on Wednesday, Oct. 6. On that day, my son notified me that the town had removed the car from my property.” Elzey said she notified DMV about the situation and was told to get the registration extension permit out of the vehicle and show it to the towing service. She went to Carey’s Towing, where her car had been taken and was told that the towing service had been ordered by the town. Elzey said she was told that the towing service would have to be paid, a cost of $70, before the car could be removed from the service station. “I had to borrow the money in order to get the car out,” she said. “It was not Mr. Carey’s fault. He was

very nice and apologized, but he was only doing what the town asked him to do.” Elzey said she went to Town Hall and spoke with Code Enforcement Officer, Paul Frick, who told her the town had no way of knowing that there was a DMV extension permit inside the vehicle. He said the car was towed in accordance with code regulations which prohibit an unregistered vehicle from being parked in town limits. Elzey told the Mayor and Council that the town could have called her before towing the vehicle. “I am here to request two things,” she said. “I am asking to be compensated $70 for the costs of having my car towed. I am also asking that the town take a look at some of its ordinances and see if there might be areas where these ordinances cross into citizens’ rights. I am an advocate of citizen’s rights. This economy is bad and people are struggling. It’s tough and we have to work hard and do what we can, but this type of thing is very disturbing.” Laurel Mayor John Shwed told Elzey the council will “take your concerns under advisement.” He went on to ask Frick if anything was done differently in Elzey’s case then would have ordinarily been done in such a situation. Frick said the car was removed like many other vehicles have been in the past because it had no visible display of legal registration. “No matter whose car this was, in this type of circumstance, the town would have instructed Carey’s to tow it,” Shwed told Elzey. He went on to say that the town does not make phone calls to residents to address code violations. Frick explained that certified letters go out advising that there is a violation and the property owner is given time to take necessary steps to resolve the problem; if not, the town will intervene and the costs will be passed on to the property owner. Elzey asked Shwed how long it would be before she received an answer to her requests for towing reimbursement. Shwed responded, “You will hear from us soon.”

By Lynn R. Parks The culminating event of Laurel Family History Month is set for Tuesday, Oct. 26. Kimberley Toney, who has a master’s degree from the University of Delaware, will speak about her thesis, which focused on West Laurel and its development in the early 19th century as one of the state’s early free black communities. Toney’s talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Laurel Public Library. Admission is free and open to the public. The month-long celebration of Laurel history and families is sponsored by the Laurel Historical Society and the library. Laurel Family History Month will take place throughout October and will be anchored by an exhibit in the library of photographs of African-Americans from the historical society’s Waller Collection. The exhibit is titled, “African-American Roots of Laurel’s Family Tree.” The historical society’s Waller Collection contains nearly 50 photos of African-Americans that the Waller Studios in Laurel took from the early 1900s to 1950. About half of the photos will be on display in the library. All of them are

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Funeral director Bennie Smith awarded $1,000 scholarships to five University of Maryland Eastern Shore students to defray textbook bills during their first year in college. Freshman DaAndre’ Burton, left, joined Smith’s representative, Francis Gates, in the campus bookstore as Gates presented a check to financial aid director James Kellam, center. Classmates Wayne Heath, far right, and Briante Dickerson also participated in the ceremony. All three students qualified for the financial aid.

Smith helps freshmen with books

Five University of Maryland Eastern Shore freshmen are starting their college careers with help from a funeral director on Delmarva. Bennie Smith, who owns 12 funeral homes from Chestertown to Exmore, Va., retooled a general scholarship program he started in 2003 and now directs his gift be used to pay for textbooks. “Books are so expensive these days – not like when I was in school,” said Dr. Francis Gates, who administers the financial aid for Smith. “We thought this would be a way to assist young people with the tools they need to be successful college students.”

Fall Ag Festival events

Several educational and informative presentations are going on all weekend in Seaford Library. The schedule is: Saturday, Oct 23 11 a.m. - “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food” presented by USDA 12 noon - “Healthy Cooking” Demonstration presented by Mary Trotter of Nemours 1 p.m. - “Farm To School” by Bonnie Workman, Karen Breeding & Dave Marvel 2 p.m. - 4-H Demonstrations on food topics by area 4-Hers 3 p.m. - “Tomorrow’s Agriculturist”

Smith pledged $5,000 to lend a hand to five first-year students at UMES for the 2010-11 academic year. Each will receive vouchers worth $500 per semester to defray the cost of books and related expenses. Gates, a retired educator, sent letters to 38 high schools on Delmarva seeking applications and coordinated selection of recipients based on financial need. Smith specifically wanted to help students attending Delmarva’s historically black institutions and set up a similar program at Delaware State University in Dover, where he also has a funeral home, Gates said.

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200-year-old home is destroyed by fire on Sunday By Lynn R. Parks

Western Sussex County has lost another landmark. Cannon Hall, the large home in Woodland that for two centuries has greeted passengers crossing the Nanticoke River on the Woodland Ferry, burned Sunday afternoon. Chief deputy fire marshal Randy Lee said Monday that he believes that the house is destroyed beyond repair. The fire started in the first-story room on the west side of the front door and burst out of two front windows, he said. It then climbed up the exterior of the house to the second story and on to the roof. The one-story kitchen wing was largely untouched by the fire, as was the east side of the main structure. But all parts of the house sustained water and smoke damage. On Monday afternoon, Lee had not yet determined the cause of the fire. But he said that he does not believe that the fire was deliberately set. The specific cause may take months to determine, he said, and may require an engineer’s analysis. At the time that the fire started, the house was vacant. The alarm, which was received at about 2 in the afternoon, was called in by a crew member on the Woodland Ferry, who saw flames shooting out of the home’s first-story windows. Terri Schnetzler, Annapolis, is the daughter of Cannon Hall’s owner, Marilyn Griffies. Schnetzler said that when the fire broke out, her mother, the only resident of

the house, was in the back yard, tending to the horse, donkeys and goats that she has there. Griffies had her two dogs with her and one of them, a Jack Russell named Sunshine, kept barking at her, Schnetzler said. “She finally told him, “OK, we’ll go see what’s got you so upset,’ and when she walked up to the house, she saw all the fire engines. She had no idea that there was a fire until then.” Schnetzler said that she and her mother are staying in a hotel in Seaford. Griffies is “devastated and in shock,” Schnetzler said. That shock is compounded by the fact that Griffies’ husband, A.V., died just a little more than two years ago, in September 2008, and her son, Jeff, was killed in a car accident last November. “And just as upsetting as the loss of her home is the fact that it was a community landmark of historical significance,” Schnetzler added. “Any time we lose a historical building it’s a tragedy, because we have so few left,” said Anne Nesbitt, long-time member of the Seaford Historical Society. “Losing Cannon Hall is a real tragedy.” Nesbitt, who is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, quoted from an article in that trust’s magazine that she recently read: “History is who we are and why we are the way we are. Every time we lose a historic building we lose a little of who we are.” Cannon Hall was completed in 1812

Terri Schnetzler, daughter of Cannon Hall owner Marilyn Griffies, stands in front of the hall on Monday afternoon. Schnetzler said that her mother was “devastated and in shock” after the fire in her home. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

by Jacob Cannon, a brother-in-law of the infamous slave trader Patty Cannon. Local legend has it that he built the house for his bride-to-be and that for some reason, either her death or her decision to call off the wedding, she never lived there. Even though it was said that Jacob visited the

house every day, it remained vacant until his death in 1843. Jacob’s brother, Isaac, became owner of the house but died just a month later. Their sister, Luraney, inherited the house and lived there until 1844, when she died. Her daughter, Julia Ann Continued to page 45

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Business First Sussex County farm converts to solar energy By Ellen Rice

In 1782, Owen Isaacs took a plow to soil in Sussex County with high hopes for his new farm. Five generations later, Robbie Isaacs stands on the family farm near Ellendale, with a huge grin spreading across his face as he watches a virtual electric meter spin backwards on his iPhone, he, too, with high hopes. Isaacs has just converted his family’s 13-house poultry farm near Ellendale, to solar energy, and he can monitor every detail of how much energy his 350 solar panels are producing and get alerts from anywhere in the world via his iPhone or computer. The Isaacs farm is the first privately owned poultry farm in the Mid-Atlantic region to convert to solar power. His new system, designed and built by a team of engineers and certified solar technicians from Flexera, Inc. in Harbeson, is doing better than anticipated. Isaacs says his solar farm is producing more power than the farm is using. It’s also producing tens of thousands of dollars of income annually through the sale of SRECs (Solar Renewable Energy Certificates) to the utilities. The system is comprised of three separately monitored, ground mounted banks of solar panels. Flexera’s initial estimates, according to project manager Mike Manlove, showed the Isaacs farm would save over $10,500 on their electric bills in addition to SREC income, but Isaacs is proving better than that. Last week, between flocks on a partly sunny day, he watched one of his meters spinning backwards at a rate of more than 52,000 watts. The Isaacs solar farm was designed to produce just enough power to pay the farm’s energy bills, but so far, said Manlove, it’s out producing estimates. When Isaacs’ electric meters are running backwards, he’s feeding power back to the Mid-Atlantic power grid for credit, and that happens a lot in cooler months and between flocks being in the houses. “It’s like money in the bank,” says Isaacs. With only one full month in operation, the Isaacs solar farm has produced 13 SRECs that are worth about $325 each and prices are on the rise. Early estimates were the farm would produce about 79 SRECs annually or close to $26,000 into Isaacs’ pocket. That’s been raised to 100, or an estimated $32,500, in addition to the savings from producing his own electricity. Electricity is the largest expense of running a poultry farm, and the most vital. Without power to run fans and cooling systems in the houses during hot weather, a crop of chickens will die within seven minutes. The Isaacs farm of 13 houses produces around 1 million to 1.24 million chickens a year for Perdue Farms, with each flock numbering close to 248,000 chickens. “That’s a lot of risk, and it’s a lot of energy,” says Isaacs. “With all the grant money out there that’s going to go away and all the advancements in solar energy, I just couldn’t see waiting any longer. “Some of the farmers in the area are scratching their heads over what I’ve done,

but they’re going to be wishing they’d done it sooner when the renewable energy grants go away. They’ve already been reduced.” Isaacs studied alternative energy developments for more than a decade before getting the final go-ahead from his father to install solar on the family farm in January. After researching and choosing a company, the systems were installed and running within six months. “I just looked up at that big blue sky and thought all this sun is producing energy and I can use that. Why pay someone else for energy when this,” he says looking up at the sky above his chicken houses and solar panels, “is free? “Electric rates are just going to keep going up, but when our system is paid for in four to seven years, we’re just going to keep on selling those SRECs. There’s no maintenance. It’s free. It’s clean. And, it’s producing income,” he adds with a smile that just keeps getting bigger. “There’s no bad side to this.” Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kees agrees, with qualifications. In a recent phone interview he said where alternative energy will make the biggest difference in keeping Delaware agricultural products competitive is at manufacturing plants, particularly such places as poultry processing plants, where energy use is even higher than large chicken farms like the Isaacs’. But, he warned, installing such systems is only viable as long as the government is subsidizing through grants and SRECs. Flexera Regulatory Affairs Manager Finn McCabe agrees. “Regulations are changing daily and we’re working hard to stay ahead of them.” There were regulatory and financial challenges to be overcome before installing the Isaacs’ first-of-it-kind system on Delmarva, but Flexera’s engineering, financial and regulatory affairs teams produced all necessary analysis, projections and documentation and worked with Delaware Electric Co-op to get beyond them. The company wrote the grants and is handling the sale of all SRECs, which are legislated through 2025. “I can’t wait ‘til February, when there aren’t any flocks and we’re feeding all that energy back into the grid and those meters just keep spinning backwards,” said Isaacs. The Isaacs family has been in poultry farming for close to 40 years. While Robbie Isaacs’ father, Dave, took some convincing, he’s onboard now, as is Robbie’s three year-old son, Jasper, whose favorite thing to do these days is going out with his dad to watch the meters run. All three modern generations of the

About the author

Ellen Rice is a freelance writer and professional artist who writes about alternative energy and paints the natural beauty of Delmarva. More information about the technology used for the Isaacs farm is available at and by calling 945-6870.

Robbie Isaacs monitors his three-tier solar system from his iPhone. Isaacs can monitor his 13-chicken-house farm’s electrical usage and get alerts from anywhere in the world via smart phone or computer. Photo by Ellen Rice.

Isaacs family are smiling a lot these days. Robbie Isaacs likes to think his great, great, great, great grandfather Owen Isaacs would be smiling too. Next up for the future? Robbie Isaacs

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Tulls devote lives to the betterment of Seaford community By James Diehl


o say that Earl and Betty Tull have done a lot for the city of Seaford through the years would be a gross understatement. Ask them what they’re most proud of, however, and their eyes instantly light up, knowing the exact words the other is about to utter. “We’re just happy that we’ve been able to do these things together,” says Earl Tull, who has lived nearly his entire life in Sussex County’s largest year-round municipality, graduating from Seaford High School in 1945. It’s a fact they are incredibly proud of, smiling as they sit on a decades-old couch in the formal parlor of the historic Ross Mansion, enjoying a blustery fall day together. Integral members of the Seaford Historical Society – Earl is a past president – they are both interested and committed to preserving the history of their hometown. “You just can’t appreciate your present without learning about your past,” says Earl Tull, father of three girls and grandfather of eight. “The Ross Mansion especially gives kids and adults an opportunity to see what life was like 150 years ago. It’s a great source of pride for me; we’ve preserved something here that can educate future generations.” The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce has honored both Tulls with the John A. Jr. and Helen M. Moore Community Service Award – Betty in 1991 and Earl in 2004 – for their many years of volunteer work. They’ve done nearly all of it as “a team.” “If Betty had a project, I would help her and if I had a project, she would always jump in and help me with things,” says the Tull family patriarch. “We’ve both been active in so many different organizations, but we think that our family is the most important thing. We’re fortunate to have six of our eight grandchildren living

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his wife nodding in agreement. The former Betty Boyce grew up in Wilmington, but today her years of service to the Seaford School District are remembered every time she drives past the school’s field hockey complex. The sign there appropriately reads “Wilmer-Tull Field” in remembrance of the two coaches who gave so much to the school district, and to the athletic department. She lists it as one of her proudest accomplishments. “I always see so many girls coming up to Betty and saying things like ‘Oh, Mrs. Tull, you were my coach,” or “Oh, Mrs. Tull, you were my art teacher,’ ” boasts Earl Tull, with his long-time wife chuckling in the background. “It always puts a smile on her face.” Her years of teaching and coaching, his years of running a locally owned and operated business, their years of community involvement – it all adds up to a lifetime of work making Seaford a better place to

live and work. But for all their accomplishments and all of their hard work, it’s the former home of Gov. William Henry Harrison Ross that always invokes the most passionate response. They remember the shape the Italian villa-style mansion was in when they first became interested in its restoration. It was not a pretty site. “When we first became involved with the mansion, some people were referring to it as ‘the dump.’ One of the early years, the Key Club at the high school even used it as a haunted house for Halloween,” remembers Earl Tull. “We’ve seen it go from that to what it is now. It’s still a work in progress, but we’re very proud of it, and I think the community should be very proud of it, too.” This weekend, the historic mansion will serve as the backdrop for the inaugural Fall Ag Festival, hosted and organized by members of the Seaford Historical Society. Continued to page nine

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Pink Ribbon Tea honors fight against breast cancer By Lynn R. Parks

If there had been an award for Best Dressed, Ann Jones would have won it. In pink from head to toe, including even pastel pink gloves, Jones was dressed in her tea party best for the annual Pink Ribbon Tea, sponsored by Nanticoke Health Services. “You know that expression ‘pretty in pink,’” said Jones, who lives in Seaford. “That’s what I wanted to be.” Pink is the color selected by the National Cancer Society to symbolize the fight against breast cancer. At the tea, held last Friday in the Nanticoke Memorial Hospital cafeteria and attended by nearly a dozen breast cancer survivors, nearly everything — tablecloths, programs, even the cookies — were pink. “For all of us here today, fighting breast cancer is a passion, not just a job,” said Nanticoke cancer care coordinator Terri Clifton. Representatives of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, the Wellness Community Delaware, the Nanticoke Cancer Care Center and the American Cancer Society spoke. Connie Holdridge, program manager for education and survivorship for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, told the group that when she was diagnosed with breast cancer nine years ago, she was devastated. “I had a great medical team and was receiving the most up-to-date care, but mentally, I was a wreck,” she said. “I felt very alone, even when I was with my hus-

band and children.” That all changed when she found a support group. “Immediately, I started feeling more comfortable,” she said. “The women there understood my feelings and how scared I was. That was the turning point in my journey toward wellness.” Kaye Webb is the outreach coordinator for the Wellness Community Delaware, a support and education group for anyone touched by cancer. “We will help you get through the journey and beyond,” she said. Those who have been newly-diagnosed as well as long-term survivors are welcome to meetings, she added. Missy Babinski is director of radiology for Nanticoke Health Services. She told the women at the tea that members of Nanticoke’s radiology staff are “warm, caring, loving and dedicated.” They are upset whenever they detect something that they know is likely to be cancer, she said; “it upsets them as much as it upsets you. But they know that getting you on the pathway to getting help is very important.” Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition volunteer Joyce Stephens, Milton, who is a two-time survivor of breast cancer “and very proud of it,” said that gatherings like last week’s tea are vital to survivors of cancer. “When you have cancer, it’s very important to know that you have a lot of support in the community,” she said. “The camaraderie that you find at meetings like this is just wonderful.”

The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) announces that Curt Shockley has been named the director of Probation and Parole, a division within the Bureau of Community Corrections. Shockley’s appointment became effective Sept. 26. He replaces Alan Grinstead, who was recently appointed deputy bureau chief of Community Corrections. A 21-year veteran of the DOC, all within the Probation and Parole unit, Shockley will oversee Probation and Parole after spending the previous five years as regional manager of Sussex County. Probation and Parole supervises and works with approximately 15,000 offenders living throughout the state. Shockley has been involved in numerous phases of operation within Probation and Parole, including the development of specialized caseloads for domestic violence, sex offenders, mental health, boot camp and substance abuse. He has also

supervised the Governor’s Task Force/ Operation Safe Streets unit and the Home Confinement unit. He joined the DOC in 1989 as a Probation and Parole officer. He was promoted to senior officer in 1993, named supervisor Shockley in 1996, and was an operations administrator before moving on to regional manager. Shockley holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with a minor in sociology, from the University of Delaware (1986). He graduated from Sussex Central High School in 1982. He resides in Seaford with his wife and four children.

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public to come out and get a feel for what life was like 150 years ago.” Earl Tull and Betty Boyce met at the University of Delaware, marrying in 1953 and returning to Seaford. Over nearly six decades, they have primarily committed their lives to raising a family and giving back to their community. Their contributions have been extraordinary, but they remain humble in their commitment to Seaford. “I grew up in Seaford, and we were lucky to raise our family here,” says Earl Tull. “We just really like it here.”

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Tulls find joy in family and volunteer work The two-day event will feature antique farm machinery, old-time craft demonstrations, a petting zoo, corn maze, square dancing and much more. The Tulls have been instrumental in planning the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. “This is the biggest event that’s ever happened here at the Ross Mansion,” reveals Earl Tull. “This is going to emphasize the fact that the roots of the plantation were based on agriculture. We invite the

Wearing pink from head to toe, Ann Jones, Seaford, is amazed to find pink cookies on the table at the annual Pink Ribbon Tea, sponsored by Nanticoke Health Services in Seaford. Photos by Lynn R. Parks

Joyce Stephens, Milton, volunteers with the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. She attended last week’s Pink Ribbon Tea at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford.

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Police Journal Fatal hit and run pedestrian crash

A Seaford man was killed in a hit and run crash on Friday, Oct. 15, just after 9:30 p.m. Tywuan J. Johnson, 20, of Blades, was traveling in a 2000 Hyundai Elantra eastbound on Concord Road near Seaford, when Jeremiah L. Sewell, 29, of Seaford, was crossing from the south side of the road in a northerly direction. Sewell was struck in the eastbound lane by the Hyundai. He was then thrown into the westbound lanes and struck by Paul W. Downs, 26, of Blades, who was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Downs stopped after striking Sewell. Johnson fled the scene after impact and was later identified to police from an anonymous tip on Sunday, Oct. 17. Sewell was taken to Nanticoke Hospital where he was later pronounced dead as a result of injuries he sustained in the crash. Johnson turned himself into authorities without incident. He was formally charged on Oct. 18 with failing to report a motor vehicle collision resulting in death and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle collision resulting in death. He was remanded to SCI in lieu of $3,000 secured bond.

Police find drugs in home

On Oct. 16 at 10:10 p.m., Seaford Police responded to a residence in the 800 block of Rose Tree Lane in an attempt to locate a wanted subject. When police made contact with Brandon B. Cox, 28, of Seaford, at the residence they detected a strong odor of suspected marijuana coming from inside the residence. Cox and Skyler C. Mulford, 19, of Seaford, were detained while a search warrant was obtained by Seaford Police. Seized in the search were approximately 14.7 grams of marijuana, a quantity of oxycodone and morphine pills, two shotguns, a large quantity of hypodermic needles and syringes and anabolic steroids. Cox was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of anabolic steroids, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substance, four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of hypodermic needles, manufacturing marijuana, possession of morphine, possession with intent to deliver percocet, possession with intent to deliver oxycodone, two counts of possession with intent to deliver anabolic steroids and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Mulford was charged with possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Both Cox and Mulford were arraigned at Court 3 in Georgetown and committed to the Department of Corrections pending a preliminary hearing. .

Police investigate robbery

On Thursday evening, Oct. 14, Delaware State Police responded to a robbery complaint in the 11000 block of Hickory Street, off Coverdale Road, Bridgeville. Delaware State Police detectives learned that around 8:40 p.m. suspect 1 came to the victim’s residence inquiring if the victims wanted to purchase jewelry. The victims declined and the suspect left the property. At 9:40 p.m. the same suspect returned and knocked on the door. The victim, a 47-year-old man, said when he opened the door, suspect 1 displayed a knife and demanded money.

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Police search for burglary suspects

On Oct. 14 at 9 a.m., Seaford Police officers responded to the Plaza Tapatia on Sussex Highway in Seaford, in reference to a burglary. Officers determined that the unknown suspect(s) forced entry into the business and removed cash and a television set. Seaford Police ask anyone with information about this crime to call 629-6644 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or online at

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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 21 - 27, 2010

Make the Switch to a Locally Owned Propane Company

2010-2011 Delmar Kiwanis Officers from left: Jack Lynch, secretary; Ron Davenport, treasurer, and Keith Jones, vice president. Not pictured is President Jim Levadnuk.

Kiwanis Club installs new officers The Delmar Kiwanis Club installed its 2010-2011 officers on Oct. 11, at the Delmar VFW. Barbara Hickman, Lt. Governor for Division 15 of the Capital District, installed the new officers. Four members of the Delmar High School Key Club joined the members. The new officers are Jim Levadnuk, president; Keith Jones, vice president; Jack Lynch, secretary, and Ron Davenport, treasurer. The board of directors is comprised of Bob Boody, Gary Horseman, Jim Robinson, Jo Ann Lynch, Ann Jones, Keith Hitchens and Pet Overbaugh. During presentations, Keith Jones received the Delmar Kiwanian of the Year award, which was presented by Jack Lynch; David Hudson, Kenneth Bennett and Ron Davenport were presented with Life Membership in the Capital District Kiwanis Foundation, Inc. for their contributions to the club; and Lorraine Bozman and her granddaughter Amore Buonopane presented the Delmar Kiwanis Club with a picture of the Delmar High School band for its contribution to the Band Boosters fundraising efforts to ensure the band could attend all away games. During the 2009-2010 administrative

Propane from Delmarva’s leader From left, Jack Lynch presents the 20102011 Delmar Kiwanian of the Year award to Keith Jones.

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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 21 - 27, 2010


Community Bulletin Board Fall Festival seeks crafters

Bethel Christmas House Tour

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

Wheaton’s special sale

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

Flapjack Breakfast

The Greene Turtle/Shore Byrds Field Hockey team is having a flapjack breakfast at Applebee’s in Salisbury, from 8 to 10 a.m., on Sunday, Oct. 24. The breakfast features AYCE pancakes, sausage and drink. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Free car wash while you eat. 50/50 raffle. Call 410-430-0337 for more information.

Eat pancakes, help the library

The friends group of the Bridgeville Public Library is raising money through area IHOP restaurants. Patrons can eat at IHOP in Seaford, Rehoboth Beach, Salisbury, Md. and Dover and then take their receipts and restaurant comment cards to the library or to Bridgeville Town Hall. The library will receive a payment from IHOP for every receipt and card that is collected. For details, call Pat McDonald, 3377192.

Eat at IHOP to help the library

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

Read Aloud Delaware training

A Read Aloud Delaware volunteer training session will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at the Seaford Public Library. To sign up for training and for more information, call 856-2527. Volunteer readers are needed at various reading sites in Sussex County.

Artisans, crafters and vendors are needed to participate in the “Fall Festival” on Oct. 23-24, during the 150th anniversary celebration of the Governor Ross Mansion in Seaford. For a registration form, contact Cathy VanSciver at 262-9459 or email

Halloween parade and party

The Downtown Seaford Association presents the annual Halloween Parade and Party on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Line up is 6:15 p.m. at Cedar Ave. and High Street. The parade starts at 7 p.m. It will travel down High Street, go left on Arch Street and left again on King Street to the Seaford Fire Hall. There will be goodies and a costume contest at the party, with trophies for contest winners.

Historical Society cookbook

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

Fall Festival

Seaford Middle School will hold a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the school’s athletic grounds. Come out to enjoy games, food, moon bounces and prizes.

Halloween Best Pizza party

GFWC Acorn Club of Seaford will hold a Halloween Best Pizza in Town Party, at Christ Lutheran Church, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28. Hostess is Sue Ockels and her committee.

Seaford Library

• There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten “Story Time” at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www. • “Lights, Camera, Action!” The Seaford Library and Cultural Center and the Seaford Historical Society will have a joint movie night on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m. We provide the refreshments; you take a seat and enjoy the show. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have “Baby Bookworms” on Tuesday, Oct. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www. • There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.

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PAGE 14 • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center hosts the Magic Cards Club on Tuesday, Oct. 26 and Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 3 p.m. This is for teens who like to play Magic Cards. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center is having “Family Fun Night” on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. For more information, call 629-2524 or visit www. For more information, call the Seaford Library at 629-2524 or Connie Halter at 628-0054. You can also find information online at

Make a Difference Day

Sew a Block for a Quilt of Valor at VFW Post 4961 on Middleford Road in Seaford, on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. No sewing skills needed and all materials provided. All ages welcome. For more information, call 629-3748. Quilts of Valor is a non-profit organization providing hand made quilts to all service members deployed during any conflict or war.

5-K run, community walk

A 5-K run & one-mile community fitness walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23, to benefit the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Raindate is Sunday, Oct. 24. All activities will be held on the grounds of the new library. The 5-K Run will begin at 8 a.m. with registration at 7:30 a.m. Registration fee is $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. The one-mile family fitness walk will begin at 9 a.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Advance registration is $10 per individual or $15 per family. Registration on the day of the event will be $15 per individual or $20 per family. Registration forms are available at the circulation desk of the Seaford Library & Cultural Center. Questions can be directed to cochair Connie Halter at 628-0554.

Seaford Block Watch Clean Up

Volunteers are needed for the Seaford Block Watch Clean Up on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 9 a.m. Meet at City Hall for directions, bags, gloves and vest. Beverage and snacks are provided. Clean your yard, alley and street of papers, bottles and other trash. The rain date is Saturday, Nov. 6. For information call 629-9844.

Scrapple breakfast

The Eastern Star, Sussex Chapter #7, Pine St., will be selling scrapple sandwich breakfasts on Saturday, Oct. 23, starting at 7 a.m. They will also have a soup and bake sale. Vegetable beef soup and lima beans and corn will be available for $6 a quart. Stop by to satisfy your appetite.

MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 21 - 27, 2010

Bethany Church bazaar

Homeschool Book Clubs

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

Laurel trick or treat

The Town of Laurel has scheduled Trick or Treat for Saturday, Oct. 30, beginning at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for children ages 12 and under.

Library programs for adults

Laurel Public Library, in conjunction with the Laurel Historical Society and the Sussex County Genealogy Society, announces the following programs for adult patrons. Call 875-3184 for more information. • Oct. 21, 7 p.m. - Historic hurricanes of the mid-Atlantic seacoast. • Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. - Across the tracks; the history and persistence of the African American community in West Laurel.

LHS Class of 75 reunion

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

Mt. Pleasant Fall Festival

Mt. Pleasant U.M. Church on Mt. Pleasant Rd., Laurel, will hold their Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will feature oyster sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches, vegetable soup, peas and dumpling soup. Homemade ice cream and baked goods will also be available. For information call 875-2288.

You can now donate to purchase or maintain planters that change with the seasons, displaying Laurel’s community pride year round. There are several levels of giving. Adopt a planter - as a business - to give back to your customer base; as an individual or family - to memorialize loved ones; as an organization - to promote group recognition. You can also donate for seasonal plantings or toward maintaining a planter in general. Any amount you contribute will help maintain and add interest to the already beautiful town of Laurel. Beauty creates interest and interest creates promise; and Laurel has opportunity. For more information, contact Barbara Wise at 875-5537. Contributions of any amount can be made to Laurel Pride in Bloom, c/o The Bank of Delmarva, 200 E. Market St., Laurel, DE 19956.

Trunk or treat

Trunk or Treat at Laurel Wesleyan Church on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Join us for a night of safe family fun.

The Daniel Burton LeCates family reunion will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 7, at the Laurel Grange Hall, off Route 9. If family members have any questions, they should call 245-6851 and speak with David.

Laurel library kids programs

Laurel Public Library will hold the following children’s and teen’s programs this month. For more information, call Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian at 875-3184 or email More information is also available online at Kid’s programs Saturday, Oct. 23 - 12:30 p.m. - Saturdays @ the Library, Grades K-6 - Come to our old-time Harvest Party, with games, relay races, crafts and fun. Tuesday, Oct. 26 - 4-5 p.m. - Science after School Club, Grades K-6, Hands-on science fun. Teen programs Friday, Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m. - NightLife @ the Library. An after-hours, teens-only evening of games, video games, movies, food and fun. Teens new to our teen programs must preregister or come as guests. Grades 7-12.

See one of

On Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Laurel Public Library, hurricane expert Richard Schwartz of Springfield, Va., will offer an historic perspective of the most horrific storms to hit Delmarva in the last 100 years. For details, email normajean.fowler@ or call 875-3184.

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The Bethany Church Bazaar will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30. Bethany Church is located on Lowes Crossing Road, 8 miles east of Laurel, off Route 24. The bazaar will feature handmade ornaments, tote bags, jewelry, baby & children items, crocheted kitchen items, pepper relish, jams, white elephant table, bake table and more. Breakfast sandwiches and lunch will be served.

We will be handing out candy in the parking lot at each theme decorated car trunk. Also enjoy free hot dogs, games, hay rides, hot chocolate and popcorn. For more information, call 875-5380 or visit


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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 21 - 27, 2010

DHS Class of 1960 reunion

Delmar High School, Class of 1960, is holding its 50th reunion at the Delmar VFW, 200 W. State St., Delmar, Md., on Saturday, Oct. 30. Social hour is from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by dinner. After dinner, other activities will take place. The class of 1960 invites other folks that graduated before or after the Class of 1960 to stop by the VFW and visit after dinner, around 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 410896-9172.

Book, bake sale

The Delmar Library and Friends of the Library are holding a book and bake sale on Friday, October 22 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. The sale will continue on Saturday, October 23 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon. There will be lots of books and plenty of great baked goods at great prices. All money raised will be used by the library for new programs. Please call the library at 302-846-9894 for more information.

Em-ings barbecue planned

Delmar Wesleyan Church in Delmar, Md., will have a barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 3 to 6 p.m. Cost is $9.50 each. Carry-outs only. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 875-1153 or 410-896-3600 and leave a message. Proceeds benefit the church building fund.

Basket bingo

The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a Bingo featuring Longaberger and Vera Bradley on Friday, Oct. 28. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The Bingo benefits the Ladies Auxiliary. For ticket information, call 875-2195 or 846-2335.

Pumpkin Party; Nov. 16 - Thanksgiving Delight; Dec. 21 - Holiday Extravaganza • Movie Mania in October - Bring your own lunch movie classics on the first Monday of each month. Enjoy a classic film from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with intermission. Teen Movie Night for ages 13-17 is the first Friday of each month, 5-7:30 p.m. The Educational/Documentary movie event is on the third Wednesday of each month from 1-3 p.m.; geared toward ages 8-15. • Genealogy Program: German and Dutch Research - Tom Peters from Summerville, N.J. will share tips on German and Dutch genealogy research. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. Coffee and a light luncheon will be served. • Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. For more information or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.

Seaford AARP trips

Oct. 25-29 - Travel thru the Smoky Mts. of Tennessee Lodge in Sevierville, Tenn., at the Governor’s Inn. Trip includes four breakfasts, four dinners and two lunches. You will see two performances and three dinner shows, plus admission to Dollywood and the Titanic Museum. Enjoy an on-the-bus guided tour of the Smoky

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The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center will host their Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5-7 p.m., in October. Card games from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. For details call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

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The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library. • Story time - Tuesdays 11 a.m.- 2 to 4-year-olds; Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 to 6-year-olds; Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years • Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month, 6:30–8 p.m.; Oct. 19 - Perfect


Jim Shore, Home Grown & Forever in Blue Jeans Earn Valuable Collectibles Bauble Lulu Beads Handcrafted Jewelry Oct. 11-31 Willow Tree • Gourmet Foods

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Mts. - all for the price of $595 per person/ doubles. Dec. 6-8 - Wheeling Island Casino Hotel in Wheeling, W.V. Two meals per day including a dinner show. Tour the Glass Museum, Colonel Oglebay’s Mansion Museum, addmission to the park for a bus tour of the Festival of Lights. Also a stop at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum. Bus driver tip included. Cost: $349 per person/doubles; $435 single. Dec. 16 - “A Holiday Tradition Christmas Show” at the American Music Theatre sponsored by the Georgetown AARP. Cost: $90. Contact Hilda Parker at 856-2760. For more information, contact Rose at 629-7180.

Delmar Alumni trip

Delmar Alumni Association members will be traveling with Holloway Tours to attend the American Music Theatre’s Christmas Show 2010 on Saturday, Nov. 13. Cost is $107 per person which includes bus transportation to Lancaster, Pa., smorgasbord lunch at Hershey Farm Restaurant and tickets to the Christmas Show. For more information or to request a reservation form, call Dot Wolfgang at 846-2366 or Jean Maloney at 875-2337.

Caribbean trip

Dr. Marie Wolfgang is sponsoring a winter getaway cruise to the Southern Caribbean as a fundraiser for Relay for Life, sailing from Port Liberty, New Jersey on Jan. 16, returning on Jan. 28. The itinerary includes Labadee, Samana, St. Thomas, Basseterre, St. Kitts, Antiqua and St. Maarten. Call 629-4471 for brochure.


Travel with Del Tech in November

Limited seats are available for upcoming trips sponsored by Corporate and Community Programs at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. Shop, watch a Broadway show or visit museums in New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 3. Delight in the new Broadway musical “The Addams Family” in New York on Saturday, Nov. 6. Witness the chaos that occurs when the Addams are forced to host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his family. Observe animals from around the world at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. on Sunday, Nov. 7.Tour a Victorian house and eat lunch in Lewes on Tuesday, Nov. 9. This historic house features original gingerbread as well as English porcelain collectibles, artwork and period furnishings. Feel the passion and excitement of 20 championship dancers as they dance ballroom styles including the waltz, Rumba and much more in “Burn the Floor” at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia on Friday, Nov. 12. Enjoy the zany musical “Seussical” based on the stories of Dr. Seuss and lunch at the Candelight Dinner Theatre in Ardentown on Sunday, Nov. 14. For more information, contact Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966. Find out what happens when a village tries to raise money for a tiny English church by gambling without the vicar’s knowledge in “Pool’s Paradise” on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Rainbow Dinner Theatre in Lancaster, Pa. Visit Shady Maple Farmers Market in Lancaster, Pa., on Saturday, Nov. 20. Enjoy a smorgasbord of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine for lunch. View or buy original gifts, artwork and fair-trade items

Basket Bingo Extravaganza IX Benefit: Delmar High School Girls Sports Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 Doors Open at 11 am


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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 21 - 27, 2010

from around the world at the Holiday Gift Bazaar on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Salisbury University. Delight in the special holiday exhibits at Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, Pa. on Sunday, Nov. 28. A Brandywine Christmas features an extensive model railroad, a Victorian dollhouse and thousands of ornaments.

Pool House in Laurel. The meeting will feature a dish to pass and club business will be discussed. All members are urged to attend.

limited; continental breakfast/networking lunch included. To purchase tickets, contact Jackie McQuaide, 855-1659 or visit

Republican Women’s Club

Couture & Class Fashion Show

On Thursday, Oct. 28, the Seaford Republic Women’s Club will meet at Pizza King Restaurant at 10:30 a.m. Tim Smith, Republican Sussex County District Chairman, will talk about how each club member can help with the upcoming election on Nov. 2. The meeting is open to the public. Non-members are welcome to attend to elarn how they also can help. There is no charge for the meeting. Lunch from the menu is optional. For more information call Gloria Burton at 629-7340.

‘White Christmas’ show trip

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

Miracle of Christmas trip

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to see the Miracle of Christmas at Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Cost is $90 per person for members or $100 for non-members and includes transportation, show ticket and smorgasbord dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant. Deadline for payment of the trip is Oct. 26. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Laurel Cub Scouts

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

CRHS 25th reunion

Needlepoint Guild

CRHS Class of 1985 will hold a 25th reunion at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the FVFC Hall. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, contact Debbie Feyl Brohawn at 410-754-8910, crhs1985@ or find us on Facebook at C.R.H.S. Class of 1985.

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

Sussex County Marines

Sussex Tech reunion

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

The Sussex Tech Class of 2001 is planning a class reunion. If you are a member of the class of 2001, send your contact information to Sussextech2001@hotmail. com and join the Facebook group, Sussex Technical High School Class of 2001.


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

Couture & Class, Saturday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m., Carter Partnership Center, Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. Proceeds fund international education scholarships. Participating stores: Carltons, Pineapple Princess, Rose Garden, Sole, Coolspring Cottage, Deanna’s, Tiger Lili and Twila Farrell. Event includes shopping bazaar, online auction. Tickets are $35/person; $225/table for eight. For information or to purchase tickets, visit or call 855-1659.

Country breakfast buffet

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

intersection of Galestown and Reliance Roads in Galestown, Md. The next breakfast is October 24.

Fall yard sale, bake sale

A yard sale and bake sale will be held at Bethel Worship Center on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. until. There will be scrapple and egg sandwiches, soda and coffee and goodies at the bake table. Visit the raffle table for three chances to win a quilt, afghan and crock. Proceeds go toward the building fund.

Antiques and collectables show

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will hold an Antiques and Collectables Road Show on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Georgetown Fire Hall. The show begins at 4 p.m. Expert appraisers will be available to suggest values on your items. Items will be appraised for $5 each. A $3 entrance fee will be waived with an appraisal. Refreshments and a bake sale will also be available. Funds raised will be applied to the costs associated with an upcoming allday educational conference on genealogy scheduled for next April. More information can be found at or by calling 8567904 or 875-5418.

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Today & Tomorrow Conference

The 17th annual Sussex County Today & Tomorrow Conference is Wednesday, Oct. 27, from 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. The conference will look at the basics of Sussex County, featuring small businesses in agriculture and trades/ entrepreneurship. Tickets are $30; late registration (Oct. 18-22) fee $40. Seating is

Western Sussex Democrat Club

The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, at Dukes’

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Church Bulletins ‘Fresh Connection’ services

Centenary UMC, located at the corner of Market and Poplar Streets in Laurel, is starting a new service, “Fresh Connection.” This service will be held the third Saturday of each month through May, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact Blair Hall at 875-8106.

200 Years of Christian Service

Sailors Bethel United Methodist Church will celebrate its 200th anniversary on Nov. 14. The service will begin at 2 p.m. There will be special music featuring the Jones Boys. The Rev. Randy Booth of Wisconsin will be our special speaker. Fellowship will follow at the community house following the service.

Free weekly soup social

A free weekly soup social is held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 510 S. Central Ave., Laurel. All are welcome. For more information, call the church office daily, 9 a.m. to noon, at 875-4233.

Ladies Day

On October 23, the ladies of the Laurel Church of Christ will host a Ladies’ Day. The guest speaker for the day will be Becky Blackmon of Woodway, Texas. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with registration at 9:30. Lunch will be served. Ladies of the community are cordially invited. For further information or to RSVP, contact Marti Drucker at 875-7748.

Magi Choral Festival tickets on sale Tickets for the 2010 Magi Choral Festival are available at several locations. The

Magi Choral Festival features the National Christian Choir and the Magi Children’s Choir. The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Wicomico High School Auditorium in Salisbury. Tickets are $15 and are available in Salisbury at The Gospel Shop and all branches of First Shore Federal Savings and Loan. Ticket proceeds go directly to the Christian Shelter and Joseph House Center, two Christian crisis ministries serving the needy on the Lower Eastern Shore. For more information, call Bonnie Luna at 410-749-1633.

Operation Christmas Child

This is the fifth year that St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Seaford will be participating in filling shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child, which is a project of Samaritan’s Purse. All boxes, designated for either a boy or a girl within a certain age group, should be brought to the church by Sunday, Nov. 14.

‘A Heavenly Rainbow’

Antioch A.M.E. Church in Frankford and St. Jude the Apostle Church of Lewes present “A Heavenly Rainbow,” a multicultural experience bringing God’s people together to worship in song. The event, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 31 at 3:30 p.m. at Antioch A.M.E. Church, features Brother Bryan Clark and other singers. Cost is a $15 donation which benefits the Pledge Reduction Fund. For tickets, call 644-6933.

Christmas yard sale

Andre’ Kole Magical Spectacular

Trinity UMC near Trap Pond in Laurel will be having Recreational Night (Rec night) every Tuesday when school is in session. These events will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8. All teens are invited and there will be games including basketball and board games.

The Federalsburg Ministerial Association will be sponsoring one of the world’s most unusual stage shows, the Andre’ Kole Magical Spectacular, at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, in the Colonel Richardson High School auditorium. Kole is a world renowned master illusionist and the foremost investigator of the unusual and supernatural. For more information about the Andre’ Kole Magical Spectacular, visit www. or call 410-754-9958 or 754-3473 to purchase tickets.

Laurel Ministerial announcements

Tailgate for Jesus

Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel will hold a Christmas Yard Sale on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 7 to 11 a.m.

Recreational Night at Trinity UMC

The Laurel Ministerial Association will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, Nov. 11 and Dec. 11, at St. Phillips Church in Lauel. The association will also hold a Community Thanksgiving Service at Centenary UMC in Laurel on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 7 p.m., to celebrate God’s goodness. Everyone is asked to bring canned goods which will be distributed to local food pantries. The service will include singing from various churches and several of the pastors will be sharing. For more information, contact Pastor Tim Dukes of Central Worship Center at 875-7995, ext. 4.

Father-daughter dance tickets

Mt. Olivet UMC will be selling FatherDaughter Dance tickets from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24, in Mt. Olivet’s parking lot on High Street. The dance will be held Friday, Jan. 28 from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets are $7.50 each.

On Sunday, Oct. 24, the United Methodist Men of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 315 High St., Seaford, invites the community to join in a free Tailgate Party. The party will start at noon after the 11 a.m. worship service. Mount Olivet Church services are held at 8:30 and 11 a.m. each Sunday. For details, contact the church office at 629-4458.

Christmas Extravaganza

Trinity United Methodist Church will have their 3rd Annual Christmas Extravaganza on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to all vendors and the cost is $10 per table. For more information and to reserve a table, contact Karen Rogers at 875-2078.

Parish Mission at Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Seaford is sponsoring a “Parish Mission” at the end of November. The Parish Mission begins Sunday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. and continues each of

DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship CHURCH OF CHRIST

Sunday Family Worship 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. 94 Walnut Street, Laurel, DE (across from GameZone) 302-875-7873

A church you can relate to

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

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

(302) 875-3644

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

Centenary UMC


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

Stein Highway Church of God

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

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

Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching

Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm

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



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


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

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

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

Centrally located at

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

For info, call 875.7995 or visit Pastor Timothy Dukes, Senior Pastor Pastor John Lanzone, Youth/Family Pastor

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road68, South of Laurel Laurel,D el.

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

Delmar Wesleyan Church

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

800 East Street Delmar, MD 21875 “The Church That Cares” 410-896-3600 Pastor James C. Hitch

Sunday: Sunday School 10 M Worship 11 AM & 6 PM

Wednesday: Bible Study 7 PM


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the next four evenings at 6:30 p.m., concluding on Thursday evening. For details call the church office at 629-3591.

Trunks of Treats

Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is holding a “Trunks of Treats” on Sat., Oct. 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dress up in costumes. There will be free snacks, games and fun. The church is located on Rt. 13 and Dorothy Road, about 3 miles north of the MD/DE state line. For further information, call 875-7824.

Mt. Zion beef & dumpling dinner

Mt. Zion Methodist Church will be hosting a beef and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. The church is located on Route 13A, between Seaford and Laurel. Carryouts will be available at 4:30 p.m.

Mt. Calvary UMC events

Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church located at 28 Church St., Bridgeville, announces the following events

to celebrate the 5th Pastoral Anniversary of the Rev. Baron N. Hopkins Sr. Pastor Appreciation Banquet - The Pastor’s Aide Committee and the Bridgeville charge will be sponsoring a Pastor’s Appreciation Banquet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at Heritage Shores Clubhouse and Restaurant, Bridgeville. Guest preacher will be Pastor Quientrell Burrell Sr., pastor of First Baptist Church of Weldon, Weldon, N.C. Musical guests will be gospel jazz recording artist, Tony Smith and gospel vocalist Suzette Pritchett. Cost is $75 for adults and $25 for ages 5 thru 12. To purchase tickets, contact Minister Brandon J. Gale Sr. at 410-845-5991. Pastor Appreciation Service - A service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, at Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, Bridgeville. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Michael T. Scott Sr., pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church, Temperanceville, Va. Dinner will be served prior to the service at 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Minister Brandon J. Gale Sr. at 410-845-5991.


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.

Thelma Lee Ball died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at Genesis Health Care Center in Seaford. She was born in Bryson City, N.C., on Jan. 5, 1920, to the late Will and Lily Gossett Shuler. Mrs. Ball enjoyed being a homemaker all her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, of 62 years, in 1998. She was also preceded in death by a son, Charles Ball; a grandson, David Ball; two brothers; and one sister. She is survived by a brother, Bob Shuler of Tryon, N.C.; three sisters, Irene Johnson of Gastonia, S.C., Betty Sue Wilson of Milwaukee, Wis., and Doris Churchwell; and two grandsons, Martin Pietuszka of Seaford and John Pietuszka of Nashville, Tenn. The funeral service was held on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Blades Cemetery, Blades.


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

Children’s Church • Nursery



302-629-8434 •

MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 4:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.

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

Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”

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



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


Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM



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

Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins

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

Laurel Baptist Church, SBC In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Genesis Health Care Center, Seaford.

David Webster Lovelace II, 39

David Webster Lovelace II of Seaford, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010, at his residence. Born in Richmond, Va. the son of David W. Lovelace of Millsboro and the late Drusilla Thrasher, he was a service technician for Verizon. He was a member of Gethsemane United Methodist Church, Reliance; a lifetime member of Virgil Wilson Post 4961 Veterans of Foreign Wars; a member of the Shadow Hawks Air Squadron VAQ 141; and a Navy veteran. He is survived by his wife, Shannon Webster Lovelace; a son, Dakota T. Lovelace; daughters, Amber L. and Kirsten L. Lovelace, all at home; his father; and his stepmother, Jeanne Lovelace. A memorial service was held on Friday, Oct. 15, at Gethsemane United Meth-



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

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

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

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

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

Mount Olivet

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

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

Pastor: Rev. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458 PROFESSIONAL NURSERY CARE PROVIDED


302- 875-4646

PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956

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

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

Pastor Stacey Johnson

Thelma Lee Ball, 90

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


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


Messiah’s Vineyard Church

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


St. Luke’s

Episcopal Church Front & King St., Seaford, DE


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

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

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


United Methodist Church

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

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

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 •

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

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

Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church



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

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

Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

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

All are welcome to worship here every Sabbath.



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

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

“Shining His Light”


Contemporary Service............9:30 a.m. Sunday School.............10:15 a.m. Traditional Service. .11:30 a.m. Mount Pleasant Road, Laurel (Just off Rt. 24 west, on Rd. 493A)


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 21 - 27, 2010 odist Church, Stein Highway, Reliance. The Revs. John Schutt and Bill Nack officiated. Burial was private. Contributions may be made to Virgil Wilson Post 4961 Veterans of Foreign Wars, P.O. Box 495, 9767 Middleford Rd., Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements are in the care of Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Emma K. Marshall, 88

Emma Katherine (Hearn) Marshall of Georgetown, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Harrison Senior Living in Georgetown. Emma was born in Georgetown, the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (King) Wilson. She worked at the Seaford School District, in food services, for 17 years, retiring in 1978. She was a member of Bethel Worship Center in Seaford. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and cooking. She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Hearn in 1976, second husband, Emmett Marshall in 2005 and her son, William T. Hearn Jr. in 1974. She is survived by her children, Robert L. Hearn and Gail K. Eskridge and husband Donald Sr.; a sister, Evelyn Smith and husband Arnold, all of Georgetown; 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 18, in the chapel of Short Funeral Services, Georgetown. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Georgetown.

Bernard Warshow, 74

Bernard “Bernie” Warshow of Seaford and formerly of Merrick, N.Y., passed away Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, after a long battle with cancer. One of his proudest moments since moving to Delaware was the day he became Commodore of the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. He considered the members of the yacht club his extended family. Bernie is survived by his wife, Rosemary; daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah and William Ritter of Seaford and Sandra and James McGrath of Merrick; as well as his four loving Shihtzus. Bernie will be greatly missed by his family, the yacht club family and the Rivers End community where he lived. It was Bernie’s wish to forgo a formal service. Should you so desire, make a donation in memory of Bernard Warshow to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, where he received the kindest of care by his doctors and nurses. Donations may be sent to: Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Attn: Renee Morris, 801 Middleford Rd., Seaford, DE 19973.

Benjamin F. Walls Jr., 77

Benjamin F. Walls Jr. of Seaford and Viola, passed away Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at Christiana Medical Center, after a short battle with cancer. He was a carpenter in the Seaford area all of his life and enjoyed the finished work. He was an Army veteran and a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, VFW Post #4961 and American Legion, all in Seaford. He is survived by three children and their families: daughter, Kellie (Cosbey) and Sam Walters of Viola and grandsons, Cole, Eugene (E.J.) and Dustin Elliott; daughter, Lisa Flannigan and Billy of Laurel and grandson, Brian Flannigan; son, Frankie Walls III of Smyrna and grand-

daughters, Brandi, Alison and Mackayla; a brother, Billy Walls of Seaford; and three sisters, Barbara Terry of Seaford, Gail James of Laurel and Sarah “Peanut” Walls of Seaford. At Mr. Walls’ request, no formal Walls services will be held. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Dr., Suite 101, Newark, DE 19713. Arrangements are in the care of Berry-Short Funeral Home, Felton.

Charles E. Wenk, 69

Charles “Wenk” E. Wenk of Bridgeville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, surrounded by his family. Mr. Wenk was born on Dec. 23, 1940, in Washington, D.C., the son of Eloise Wenk of Denton, Md. and the late Charles E. Wenk Sr. Mr. Wenk was a resident of Bridgeville for 46 years. He was an active member of Grace Baptist Church, Seaford, where he sang in the choir. He worked 28 years for Con Agra Poultry Company in Milford, and 18 years for Penn Fibre Company in Greenwood before retiring in January 2010. He was a member of the Teamsters Union 355, the Harrington Moose Lodge 534 and the Lower Delaware Bowling Association. Mr. Wenk was an avid fan of NASCAR, #9 Kasey Kahne, a Redskins fan and a member of the American Poolplayers Association. As recently as Saturday, Oct. 9, as co-captain of Jeff’s Tap Room Team “The Koolers,” he led the team to a regional finals victory sending them onto the state finals. Mr. Wenk had a special place in his heart for his dogs, Chico and Midnight, but the apple of his eye was his granddaughter, Kaitlyn. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be missed by all who knew him. In addition to his father, Mr. Wenk was preceded in death by his sister, Dottie Wenk. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 48 years, Bessie (Hickman) Wenk; daughter, Ruthann Sirman and husband David of Laurel; granddaughter, Kaitlyn Sirman; sisters, Patricia Collins of Easton, Md., Mary Mears and husband Carl of Dover and Judy Hamilton and husband Glenn of Fayetteville, N.C.; brother, Robert Wenk and wife Dianne of Goldsboro, Md.; and brother-in-law, Bob Collins of Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, 202 Laws St., Bridgeville, with the Rev. Homer McKeithen officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning at 10 a.m. The family requests casual attire. Interment will immediately follow at Bridgeville Cemetery when Mr. Wenk will take his last ride in his Dodge Ram pickup truck. The family would like to extend a special thank you to all who offered such great care and support to the family during dad’s final days, especially Jerry and Amy Lapp of Greenwood. “The Koolers” know that Pop will be with them as they battle for the state title. In lieu of flowers,

the family suggests memorial contributions to Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE 19973. Sign the online guestbook at

Karen Sue Kerscher, 51

Karen Sue Kerscher courageously departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, after a three year battle with cancer. She was affectionately known to all as “Susie.” She was born in Washington, D.C., on May 29, 1959. At the time of her death, she lived in Wescosville, Pa. However, from infancy until the time of her death, she spent all of her summers and spare time in Montauk, N.Y. This is the place she truly called “home”. Susie is survived by her husband of 16 years, Michael Kerscher of Wescosville; her mother, Anna Sterling of Montauk (formerly of Seaford); her sister and brother-in-law, Holly and Mike MacCoy of Seaford; her sister and brother-in-law, Annie and Peter Joyce of Montauk; her brother and sister-in-law, George and Lisa Sterling of Wake Forest, N.C.; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Karen & Ted Kohuth of Emmaus, Pa.; and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Chris and Cindra Kerscher of Raleigh, N.C. She is also survived by her 13 adoring nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, George Sterling and her sister Laura Sterling, both of Montauk. Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 18, at St. Therese of Lisieux in Montauk, with burial at Most Holy Trinity cemetery in East Hampton, N.Y. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Our Lady of Lourdes

Happy BirtHday

Bruce taylor 10/26/28 - 3/18/10

God Takes The BesT God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, So He put His arms around you and whispered “come with me.” With tearful eyes we watched you suffer and saw you fade away, Although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating You’re now at peaceful rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us HE ONLY TAKES THE BEST.

WitH Love Wife, Christine, Loretta, dianne and Bruceia

PAGE 19 in Seaford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society or the ASPCA.

Death Notices Leon E. Barrett, 44

Leon Eugene Barrett formerly of Denton, Md., passed away on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010, at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 18, at Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg, Md. Private interment was held at the Maryland Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery in Hurlock, Md. To share memories with the family, visit www.

Troy L. Phillips Sr., 54

Troy L. Phillips Sr. died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at his home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Bridgeville. Burial was in Middleford Cemetery, Middleford. Arrangements are in the care of Bennie Smith Funeral Home, Seaford.

June Mulder, 77

June Mulder, 77, of Seaford, went to be with the Lord on October 16, 2010, at Delaware Hospice Center in Milford. A funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 18, at the Laurel Wesleyan Church. Interment followed Tuesday at the Delaware Veterans Cemetery in Millsboro. Online condolences can be made by visiting,

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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 21 - 27, 2010

Reading can be more enjoyable than television The fall television programming bring viewers many new approaches to the same old tale. Some of the new shows have proven to be quite entertaining, while others are a re-hashing of the same old thing. Some of the acting is quite good, while others make us wonder how it was determined that the program was worth filming. One of my biggest complaints is that some nights there are two or three really good programs shown at the same time, each on a competing network. The result is that we, the viewers, are forced to make a choice as to just what we will watch, thus missing some great acting on a competing channel. Good variety programs are almost a thing of the past. Programs that are worth watching seem to be fewer and farther between and we, the viewers, are caught in the middle. With all of the really good movies that have been made, we wonder why the same old ones are shown over and over. Surely, there are next to zero viewers who have not seen some of the movies from the past, particularly since they have been broadcast over and over and over again. Many of us are at the stage of life that when evening comes we just want to sit in the comfort of our own home and enjoy an entertaining program on the tube. A show with a plot, good acting or good comedy,

Moments With Mike Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton something that will make us relaxed and entertained. This has been an unusual year for Chuck and me, to say the least. The end result is that we have had the time to just sit and read some really good books. The books have replaced being entertained in the evening by the television programs and we have had the time to read some that have kept us wide awake and interested from page one to the conclusion of the entire book. That is more than we can say about many of the television programs. Some have been mystery novels and have kept us captivated from beginning to end. One that I have just completed is Ken Follett’s book “The Man from St. Petersburg.” This is the kind of book that makes one want to just read one more page, then another, then another. The ironing will be put on hold, the dirty

Doing the Towns Together LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS Sarah Marie TriviTS • 875-3672 Robert and Billie Jane Wheatley have returned from a “Destination Wedding” which took place in Mexico last week. The groom was Billie Jane’s nephew, Jonothan Elliott, son of Lloyd and Pam Elliott. The bride was Erin Mayfield. They are all of Lancaster, Pa. The newly wed couple will honeymoon at the Baha Peninsula, Ca. Billie Jane tells me that the weather and everything surrounding the event was beautiful. On Sunday, Oct. 17, there was a birthday celebration held at the home of Jay and Bobbi Green in Delmar to observe the 75th birthday of Bobbi’s mother, Ann Jones. The party was hosted by Ann’s daughters, Bobbi, Beth Pope and friend, Donna Wilkoz. Several close friends attended and very special guests were Ann’s four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Her real day is Oct. 21, Thursday, so many good wishes go to her from out here. Pete Bryan certainly deserves a great deal of credit and praise for having brought to Laurel his very modern and attractive bowling lanes. Betsy Davis and I spent Saturday afternoon and part of Sunday as spectators while the pro bowlers from different regions covered the alleys with the colored balls and making many strikes. Whether you are a bowler or a spectator this is a great spot to spend leisure time. For a meal at any time the snack bar is quite adequate, too. The Laurel Lioness will hold their annual Vera Bradley Bingo party at the fire hall on

Tuesday, Oct. 26. Tickets may be purchased from any Lioness or at the door, opening at 6 p.m. There will be hot dogs, sodas, and many sweets to choose from on the dessert table, then besides the V.B. prizes there will also be many door prizes. An evening of entertainment is guaranteed. Pat Murphy used to keep us apprised of new comings in Laurel but since he’s busy these days with retirement and watching the Phillies hopefully slugging their way to a world series, I’ll do the honors this time around. There’s a new little sandwich shop, Papa’s Place, just out on Rt. 13, the location of the former Pit Restaurant. It’s all bright with fresh new paint, serving not only subs and sandwiches, but homemade pies and a great supply of spices and condiments. It’s conveniently located so take home a lunch or piece of pie, if not a whole one, in your travels sometime soon. Peggy Ralph has asked me to remind you of the Mt. Pleasant Fall Bazaar on Oct. 23. The usual fare for these events will be offered, oysters, chicken salad, peas and dumplings, veggie soup, dessert and homemade ice cream. They will be there to serve you from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Melson’s Homecoming, at their church in Delmar, will be on Oct. 31 and everyone is requested to bring a covered dish. This is a reminder so you will put it on your calendar. Are you as weary as I of the political jar-

dishes will get the quickest washing possible, the dust curls might be ignored, all in the name of reading just a few more pages of the book that has captured my total attention. Reading a book like that is not only entertaining, but it can be educational at the same time. It has been a long time since I have studied Russian history (more years than I care to even think about). But, some of what I learned as a high school student came back to me as I read the pages of Follett’s book, and it seemed like only yesterday since I sat in the classroom. (Is Russian history still taught in the high school classes of today’s world?) The books I have read this summer have covered a wide range of subjects. Good friends who also enjoy good books have been generous and shared some of theirs. My reading has run the gamut of emotions from those written by Christian songwriters to the mysteries, to love stories to historical novels to autobiographies. The choices have been endless. Each one has been enjoyable some more captivating than others, some entertaining, some educational, some quite deep, some a bit racy. But, each it its own way has been a book I am glad to have had the time to enjoy. Reading is something that far too few of us take the time to do in these hurried, busy

days of our lives. Yet, right here in Laurel, we have one of the finest libraries in a wide area. The staff offers a wide variety of programs for those of all ages, and every books is free to the reader. We are very fortunate that we have the Laurel Public Library at our fingertips, plus a staff that is always more than willing to help with our reading needs. We also have a volunteer group who gives of their time to offer special programs and service the needs of the library and its members. Not many towns can boast on such a fine facility as we have right at home. With good friends who will loan us books and with a library right in the middle of our town, who really needs to even think about turning on the television. In closing, I would like to share something special given me by a very special friend: Today I wish you a day of ordinary miracles … An unexpected phone call from an old friend … Green stoplights on your way to work … The fastest line at the grocery store … A good sing-along song on the radio … Your keys found right where you left them. It’s not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!

gon thrown at you every five minutes, interrupting your favorite TV program?

“Better than counting your years is making your years count.”

Special happy birthday wishes to David Elliott on Oct. 21 and to Marie Waller (90+) on Oct. 29. We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of: Belva A. Ellis, William H. Eisenbrey and Florence R. Layton. We continue with prayers for our service men and women and friends who are ill: Terry Whaley, Ralph Gootee, Shirley Rehal, Mary Jane Phillips, Susan Levredge, Rita Baker, Jean Henry, Dot Murphy, Jean Foskey, Calvin Baker, Eddie Melvin, Betty Chandler, Robert Truitt, Conner Niblett, Hazel Baker, Catherine LeCates, Janet Musser, June Benson Powell and Donald and Hazel Brumbley. Happy October birthday wishes to : LeRoy Hanna (24); Donald Sauder (25) and Hattie Jones (26).

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MORNING STAR • OcTObeR 21 - 27, 2010

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Health NHS appoints new board member

Nanticoke Health Services announces Michele Procino-Wells, Esquire as a new member who will serve on the board of directors of Nanticoke Health Services. Procino-Wells is a graduate of Laurel High School (1987); Penn State University (B.A., Communications, 1991); Widener University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1995); and Villanova University School of Law (LL.M., Taxation & Estate Planning, 1998). Procino-Wells is a member of the bars of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, the United States Procino-Wells District Court for the District of Delaware and the United States Tax Court. She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, a past president of Soroptimist International of Seaford Inc., and is the treasurer of Soroptimist’s related foundation, the Curiosity Service Foundation, Inc. Practicing law since 1995, ProcinoWells has over 15 years experience as an attorney and is the owner and managing attorney of Procino Wells, LLC in Seaford.

Mammography Van back on the road

The Women’s Mobile Health Screening van, newly retrofitted with state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment, was rededicated on Oct. 4 at Legislative Hall in Dover. State Senator Nancy Cook and the Delaware General Assembly sponsored the upgrade. The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) manages and operates the van, which provides free or reduced cost mammograms to eligible uninsured or underinsured women. Digital technology (Hologic Lorad Selenia) replaced x-ray film equipment on the 2002 Airstream Commercial medical vehicle. Digital technology provides greater image resolution, while allowing health providers to access mammograms from any workstation. Digital records are also easier to store. The Delaware Cancer Consortium recommends annual clinical breast exams for all women, with mammograms by age 40, and annual mammograms and clinical breast exams afterwards. Women at greater risk for breast cancer may need earlier and more frequent screenings, and should discuss those options with their doctors. For more information about arranging a screening mammogram, call DBCC at 1-888-672-9647 weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Van staff works some Saturdays and early evenings. Women should have a mammography prescription from their doctor and if possible, a copy of their previous mammogram films for comparison. Van staff will help those without a prescription or a primary care provider.

Corn maze

Science has shown that exercise, fresh air and a positive attitude are keys to healthy living. You can get all three every weekend in October by having a fun-filled family outing at a one-of-a-kind corn maze presented by the Seaford Historical Society at the Ross Plantation. The maze will be open to the public every Saturday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Sunday

(1 p.m. – 5 p.m.) in October. Admission is $5 over 12 years old and $3 for ages 6 - 12 (must be accompanied by an adult). A free Kiddie Maze is available. Use the main plantation entrance and follow the signs for parking. Added information is available at

NHS Tribute awards

Nanticoke Health Services has announced the recipients of the 6th Annual Nanticoke Tributes for Healthcare Leadership. Nanticoke Tributes awards individuals who have made significant contributions to the provision and improvement of health care in the communities of Western Sussex County. The awards will be presented at a dinner and reception on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. The Founders Award will recognize two new inductees, Sister Rosita Alvarez and the Soroptimist International of Seaford. The Charles C. Allen, Jr. Philanthropy Award is being presented to Rex L. Mears who is being recognized for his dedication and commitment to Nanticoke Health Services. The Nanticoke Tribute Awards also recognizes a new inductee into the Nanticoke Physicians Hall of Fame. This year, Louis F. Owen, Jr., MD will be presented with the Hall of Fame Award. Tickets are $100 and may be purchased by calling Nanticoke Health Services Foundation at 629-6611, ext. 8944 or

Breast cancer support group

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) has expanded its Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey, a program for women newly-diagnosed with breast cancer, by partnering with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center in Seaford. The free, monthly program is offered at the Cancer Center located at 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, the third Thursday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. The program is facilitated by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center professional staff - Terri A. Clifton, MS, NCC, Cancer Care coordinator; Mary Brown, RN, DSN, manager Cancer Care Center; and Wendy Polk, nutritionist – with assistance from Lois Wilkinson, DBCC special projects manager, who helps facilitate the program at Bayhealth. Of particular value to newly-diagnosed women is DBCC’s Peer Mentor Program through which they are paired with a long-term survivor for oneon-one support.





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Memorial Hospital in Seaford. There is no fee for this service which is provided as a community outreach by Delaware Hospice. To register, call Paul Ganster, LCSW, at 357-7147, or send him an email at

Cancer Support Group

Competition to improve school meals

The Wellness Community-Delaware offers a general cancer support group for people affected by cancer and their loved ones held at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The monthly support group meets in the second floor conference room of the Cancer Care center on the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The next meeting takes place on Nov. 15 at 4:30 p.m. The Wellness Community, an affiliate of the Cancer Support community, is dedicated to helping people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of emotional support and hope. Facilitators are trained mental health professionals with a master’s degree or more. Call 645-9150 for information or to register. All support groups offered at the Wellness Community are free of charge. This program is made possible by the support of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

Delaware Hospice support group

Delaware Hospice’s Bereavement Counselor, Paul Ganster, LCSW, will lead an eight-week grief support group on “Grieving the Loss of a Loved One,” on Thursdays, from Oct. 14 through Dec. 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Nanticoke

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge to improve school meals and the health of children across the nation through the creation of exciting new recipes for inclusion on school lunch menus. The competition - part of the First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative will draw on the talents of chefs, students, food service professionals, and parents or other community members working together to develop tasty, nutritious, kidapproved foods. There will be a grand prize chosen by the judging panel as well as a Popular Choice winner based on public voting. The judges will also choose award winners for the top two recipes in each category. Winning teams will be invited to prepare their nutrition-packed meals alongside White House chefs. To recognize and share the culinary creativity nationwide the top ten recipes in each category will be published in a Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbook to share with students and families. To learn more about the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign, visit www. The deadline for recipe submissions is Dec. 30. For more information, visit

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MORNING STAR • OcTObeR 21 - 27, 2010

Fall’s arrival means the start of a brand new flu season By William G. McNett, MD

That slight nip in the morning air, the sun setting earlier and earlier, sure signs of fall’s arrival and the start of another flu season. The months of November through May are considered “flu season,” and flu shots will be available in your doctor’s office and local pharmacies soon, if not already. Having your children receive the seasonal flu vaccine this year (beginning fall 2010) will now protect them against the H1N1 flu virus as well. Because the flu virus changes from year to year, children need to be revaccinated every flu season.

Flu symptoms include: fever & chills, headache & muscle aches, dizziness, loss of appetite, cough, nausea or vomiting, weakness, ear pain and diarrhea. While the flu vaccine may be the first one on your mind, it’s also important to keep track of other vaccines and boosters your children need. Over the past year, two vaccines in particular have been in the spotlight: whooping cough (pertussis) and measles. A typical case of pertussis starts with a cough and runny nose for one-to-two weeks, followed by weeks to months of rapid coughing fits that sometimes end with a whooping sound.

What to expect from your toddler

By Dr. Anthony Policastro

I often discuss behavioral expectations with parents. The most extreme incident I saw of this was when I was a pediatric resident. We had a 3-year-old child admitted to the hospital for a developmental work-up. Her parents both had post graduate degrees and they were convinced that there was something wrong with their daughter since she was not reading yet. Their expectations were unrealistic. I see similar things happen in other situations such as when parents take their children out in public. Toddlers do not understand what it means to behave in public. Teaching them the correct way to behave is like any other developmental training. It takes time and practice. Unfortunately, some parents simply do not have the patience. The typical toddler has a desire for immediate gratification. When they go to a store, they see things they want, right then and there. They do not understand why they can’t have everything they want. They also do not understand about waiting until they get home to use it. For that reason, they will react as they normally do when they do not get their way. Many years ago researchers gave a questionnaire to mothers of 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds and 5-year-olds. They asked a series of questions as to whether the children had any problems with certain behaviors. The logic was that if more than 50% of the parents said yes, then it was just

normal behavior for that age. One of the questions was about temper tantrums. 85% of mothers felt that their 2-year-olds had a problem with temper tantrums. That means if a 2-year-old is in a store, and does not get what he or she wants, the normal reaction would be to have a temper tantrum. The issue is not the tantrum which is normal. The most important piece is how the tantrum is handled. Unfortunately, there isn’t one solution that fits every child. Therefore, advice needs to be addressed to the specific situation and the specific child. A similar issue occurs when toddlers are taken out for dinner. They often will do fine while they are waiting for their food or working on an appetizer. They usually will do very well while they are eating. However, once they are done, there is no need to be there any longer. They will want to get down, run around and play. They will want to make noise. In other words, they become hyperactive. The study that was done of toddlers also asked a question about hyperactivity. 100% of the mothers of 2-year-olds indicated that their child had a problem with hyperactivity. This behavior is normal and is to be expected. It is frequently a lot easier to deal with childhood behavior when you can accurately predict what to expect which might lead you to plan better in an attempt to avoid problem situations. Above all, it might lead you to see your child as the normal toddler he or she is.

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The Delmar defense gang tackles Lake Forest standout Quadir Bryant during the Spartans’ Homecoming victory over the Wildcats. Bryant finished the game with 175 yards and three touchdowns. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar football team falls to Lake Forest, 38-13, in road contest

By Mike McClure

The Delmar varsity football team fell to 4-2 with a 38-13 loss to Lake Forest last Saturday in Harrington. The Wildcats, playing without top running back Frank Braham, couldn’t overcome a 19-0 deficit at the half as Spartan standout Quadir Bryant ran for three touchdowns in the first half before being shutdown in the second half. The two teams traded punts early on, but Lake Forest caught a break on the Delmar punt. The Spartan punt returner muffed the punt, but the ball bounced into the hand of Shymer Hanzer who ran all the way to the Wildcat 40 yard-line. Bryant had two carries for 15 yards, Danny Porter added a pair of carries for 11 yards, and Bryant capped the drive with a 14-yard touchdown run for a 6-0 Lake Forest lead with 3:05 left in the first quarter. Lake Forest’s defense continued to hold the Delmar offense, forcing another

Wildcat punt. The Spartans moved the ball to the Delmar 49 before the Wildcats’ Kyle Dykes recovered a Lake Forest fumble early in the second quarter. Lake Forest got the ball back on its own 43 following a Delmar punt into the wind. Bryant broke off a 52-yard touchdown run and Brian Misciwojewski added the extra point to extend the Spartans’ lead to 13-0 with 7:38 remaining in the half. Following another Delmar punt, Bryant ran 50 yards for a touchdown on third and five. Down 19-0 with 4:10 left in the first half, Delmar put together its first drive of the game. The Wildcat drive began at the 49 as Keandre Whaley had two carries for 18 yards, Devene Spence added a seven-yard run, and Whaley picked up six yards on third and three on the 26. De’Vaughn Trader’s five-yard run on third and one from the Spartan 11 set up first and goal from the six with under a minute left. Continued on page 29

Delmar’s Sara “Booter” Ellis, left battles a Caesar Rodney for the ball during last Tuesday’s game in Delmar. The Wildcats picked up a 3-2 win over the Riders in overtime. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar field hockey defeats Caesar Rodney in OT, 3-2 By Mike McClure

The Delmar varsity field hockey team improved to 7-2 in dramatic fashion last Tuesday with a 3-2 overtime win over Caesar Rodney (6-3-1-). The victory, the Wildcats’ fourth straight win, came on a penalty stroke by Caroline Phillips. Caesar Rodney’s Taylor Prillaman started the scoring with a goal on a feed from Carlyn Talerico (5:22). Delmar’s Carlee Budd took a pass from Taylor Elliott on a corner and found the net to knot the score at 1-1. Talerico put the Riders ahead off a pass from teammate Lauren Niezgoda. The Wildcats had a number of opportunities to tie the game and finally did so when Phillips scored on a feed from Tina Lehman

with 2:15 remaining in the game. In overtime, Phillips had the ball on a break and collided with the CR goalie, resulting in a penalty stroke. Phillips connected for the game-winning goal 3:02 into the overtime period for the Wildcat win. “To come back and score a goal with 2:15 left and to finish with a win in overtime is a good feeling,” said Delmar head coach Jodi Hollamon. “A lot of credit goes to CR because they played a good game. We had a lot of opportunities we just didn’t finish. Our goalie (Caila White) came up with some big saves.” Delmar finished the game with a 23-8 advantage in shots and a 7-6 edge in corners. White recorded four saves in goal for the Wildcats.

Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee football notches seventh win

Delmar quarterback Alex Ellis stretches for the touchdown during his team’s road loss to Lake Forest. Ellis completed six passes for 117 yards for the Wildcats. Photo by Mike McClure

The Laurel Pop Warner Pee-Wee football won its seventh game of the 2010 season with a 31-7 win over the Smyrna Eagles (6-1) last Saturday. Donnell Briddell had touchdown runs of 44 and 22 yards as Laurel jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first quarter. Garrett Temple ran six yards for a touchdown and Briddell added a 47-yard touchdown run and an extra point run to give the Bulldogs a 25-0 lead at the half. Temple added a three-yard touchdown run in the third quarter before Smyrna got on the board in the final quarter to make the score 31-7. Briddell had 10 carries for 140 yards and three touchdowns and Temple chipped in with five carries for 33 yards and two touchdowns. Laurel’s defense allowed the Eagles 62 yards of offense. DeonTre Parker led Laurel with four tackles; Alyzjah Kellam and Elijah DeShields each had three tackles; and Cole Collins had two tackles for the Bulldogs. Laurel’s next game is this Saturday in Laurel (3 p.m.) when the Bulldogs host the Woodbridge Blue Raiders (7-0) for the Henlopen Conference title. The two teams are also vying for a berth in the Division 3 Regional Tournament.

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GAME-WINNER- Delmar’s Caroline Phillips knocks in a penalty stroke to give her team a 3-2 win over Caesar Rodney last Tuesday in Delmar. Phillips had a pair of goals in the game including the game-winner in overtime. Photo by Mike McClure

Vikings score 22 unanswered points in win over Bulldogs

DELMAR SOCCER- Delmar’s Carl VanGessel, left, looks to get past Indian River’s Josh Mercer during last Tuesday’s boys’ soccer game in Delmar. The Indians won the contest, 5-0. Photo by Mike McClure

The Laurel varsity football team used a 12-3 advantage in the second quarter of last Friday’s game against Cape Henlopen to take a 12-10 lead into half-time as Chris Jones scored a pair of touchdowns on one and two-yard runs. Jones added a four-yard touchdown run and Adam Black booted the extra point to keep Laurel on top, 19-17, through three quarters of play. The homestanding Vikings scored 22 points in the final quarter to pull away with the 39-19 win. No additional information was provided from this game.

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WILDCAT RUN- Delmar’s De’Vaughn Trader runs with the ball during last Saturday’s game against Lake Forest. Trader ran for over 100 yards filling in for injured starter Frank Braham. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel Midget Bulldogs move to 7-0 with 47-14 road win The Laurel Midget Bulldogs improved to 7-0 with a 47 - 14 road victory over the previously unbeaten Smyrna Eagles last weekend. The Bulldogs extended the regular season winning streak to 96 games. The Bulldogs compiled 471 yard of offense and held the Eagles to 45 yards. Jerron Tull led the ground attack with 129 yards on 13 carries and Elihjay Snead had 115 yards on 14 carries. Justin Revel completed three of four passes for 85 yards. Tull had touchdown runs of 13, 22, and 32 yards; Johnny McGinnis had touchdown runs of 14 and 26 yards and also ran in two extra points; Snead had a 12-yard touchdown run and an extra point run, and Ben Miller caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Revel. The defense was led by Eric Wharton who had eight tackles and Cole Gullett added four tackles. The Bulldogs are home this week to take on the Woodbridge Blue Raiders. Both teams come in to the contest with unbeaten records. This game is for the Henlopen Conference championship and the right to go to the Eastern Regional championships. The Bulldogs will be looking for their 10th straight championship. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the T. Robert Ruston Memorial Stadium, home of the Laurel Bulldogs and the Dale Boyce Press Box.

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BLUE JAYS-BULLDOGS- Seaford’s Daisuke Shigaki goes head to head with Laurel goalie Pete Tonelli for a shot on goal in last week’s 9-0 Blue Jay win over the Bulldogs. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Dover holds off Sussex Tech, 36-34, in Henlopen North showdown

The Sussex Tech varsity football team lost to Dover, 36-34, in a thriller last Friday in Dover. The Senators jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Ravens held a 21-7 advantage in the second quarter to make the score 28-21 at the half. Desmond Sivels had a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and added touchdown runs of one and two yards for the Ravens. After a scoreless third quarter, Dover’s Pierre Foreman scored his fourth touchdown of the game for a 34-21 Senator lead. Sussex Tech quarterback Jesse Swanson completed a 26-yard touchdown pass to Ben Barron and James Smith booted his fourth extra point of the day (33-28). Dover’s Matt Towne made a 22-yard field goal for what turned out to be the gamewinning score as the Senators took a 36-28 lead. Swanson completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Sivels, but Dover held on for the 36-24 win.

Delmarva Christian girls’ volleyball defeats Red Lion, 3-0 The Delmarva Christian girls’ volleyball team defeated Red Lion Christian, 3-0, last Saturday. The Royals won the games, 25-17, 25-18, and 25-18. Mallorie Parsons had seven kills and five blocks, Sierra Parsons chipped in with seven kills and four aces, Lauryl Berger dished out 20 assists, Jennifer Baker had 10 digs, and Jessica Hassett added four kills and seven digs in the win.

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Windy weather, score make Delmar football game a day to forget By Tommy Young Early in the season I was looking forward to the Delmar-Lake Forest football game mainly because day time football on a Saturday afternoon in recent years has been a treat for most local football fans because not many of them are played anymore. However, it did not turn out that way for me. The best part of the day was the ride up to the game in “the bus” with three of my sports-minded friends as we talked sports all the way up there, and that’s where the good times ended for me. First, it was the weather which was cool and windy, and for me this type always takes a lot of enjoyment out of any outdoor sport I was playing or watching because it usually has an effect on the game and gives me a headache. So, instead of going over and sitting in the stands where the folks were all dressed in orange and blue, I went up to the press box on the other side of the field to get out of the wind where I was treated very well; however, some people should never be allowed to use a microphones, especially when they are using it as a toy and their own personal enjoyment. But it was either go out in the weather and get a headache or stay inside and be irritated. I chose the latter because the Wildcats were playing without their number one offensive player Frank Braham as he was injured in the Indian River game and is possibly out for the rest of the year. I think this had some effect on the way they were playing—not very good. All in all it was just a day that I would rather forget; however, the Wildcats are now 4-2 and still have a chance for a playoff berth, but they will have to win the rest of their games, and that is no easy task because they are all Henlopen Conference games, and they are always tough. I know one thing, Coach Hearn and the outstanding staff will be working very hard to see if there is another magical finish like last year.


Laurel Stars of the Week

Male Athlete of the WeekChris Jones- Laurel High Laurel running back Chris Jones found the end zone three times in his team’s loss to Cape Henlopen last Friday in Lewes. The junior had three touchdown runs to keep the game close until the Vikings pulled away in the final quarter.

Female Athlete of the WeekIzzy Wharton- Sussex Tech Sussex Tech’s Izzy Wharton of Laurel placed first in her team’s cross country meet against Dover and Sussex Central last Wednesday. Wharton also placed 16th in the Joe O’Neill Invitational on Friday.

Honorable mention- Tavon Smiley- Delmar; Kyle Dykes- Delmar; De’Vaughn Trader- Delmar; Dustyn Beebe- Sussex Tech; Ryan Moore- Sussex Tech; Tyler Troyer- Delmarva Christian; Ricky Hernandez- Sussex Tech; Desmond Sivels- Sussex Tech; Caroline Phillips- Delmar; Carlee Budd- Delmar; Taylor Elliott- Delmar; Mallorie Parsons- Delmarva Christian; Lauryl Berger- Delmarva Christian; Maxine Fluharty- Sussex Tech; Abby Atkins- Sussex Tech; Emily Ritter- Sussex Tech; Bethany Killmon- Sussex Tech



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Laurel Star varsity sports schedules (10/21-27) DELMAR SOCCER- The Wildcats’ Levi Gilmore boots the ball during team’s home game against Indian River last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Thursday, Oct. 21- Field hockey- Seaford at Delmar, 4 p.m., Sussex Tech home vs. Dover, 4 p.m., Delmarva Christian at Worcester Prep, 3:45 p.m.; girls’ volleyballDelmar home vs. Caesar Rodney, 5 p.m., Delmarva Christian at Archmere, 5:15 p.m., Sussex Tech at Cape Henlopen, 5 p.m.; boys’ soccer- Laurel at Indian River, 7 p.m., Sussex Tech home vs. Dover, 7 p.m., Delmar home vs. Polytech, 5:30 p.m.; Delmarva Christian at Worcester Prep, 3:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22- Football- Woodbridge at Laurel, 7:30 p.m., Delmar at Seaford, 7:30 p.m.; Sussex Tech at Smyrna, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23- Girls’ volleyball- Delmarva Christian home vs. Aquinas Academy, noon Monday, Oct. 25- Girls’ volleyball- Sussex Tech at Delmarva Christian, 5 p.m.; boys’ soccer- Laurel home vs. Dover, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26- Field hockey- Delmar at Polytech, 4 p.m., Sussex Tech home vs. Smyrna, 4 p.m.; girls’ volleyball- Delmar home vs. Sussex Central, 5 p.m., Sussex Tech home vs. Salisbury Christian, 5:30 p.m.; boys’ soccer- Laurel home vs. Lake Forest, 4 p.m., Sussex Tech at Cape Henlopen, 7 p.m., Delmar at Seaford, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27- Girls’ volleyball- Delmarva Christian home vs. Smyrna, 5:30 p.m.; boys’ soccer- Delmar at Red Lion, 7 p.m.; cross country- Delmarva Christian, Cape Henlopen, and Milford at Sussex Tech, 4 p.m.

Delmar Youth Basketball League signups to take place in November

RACE TO THE BALL- Seaford’s Udiel Perez-Mendez, left, and Laurel’s Paul Charleron race to the ball for the first touch in the varsity boys’ soccer game last Tuesday in Laurel. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Signups for the 2010-2011 Delmar Youth League Basketball season, for boys and girls ages 6-12, will be held on the first three Saturdays in November. These dates are: Nov. 6, 13, and 20. Signups will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the north entrance of Delmar High School by the gym. The cost is $30 per child or $45 per family. Children must be residents of the Delmar School District. Any question please call Odell Jones Jr, president of Delmar Youth League Basketball, at 410-251-6570 (cell) or 302-846-9544 ext. 141 (work).


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Sussex Tech’s Morgan Messick goes for the kill during her team’s Dig Pink Charity game against Indian River on Tuesday. Results from the match were not submitted. More photos in next week’s Star. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford/Laurel Star Tuesday high school sports scoreboard

Girls’ volleyball- Cape Henlopen 3, Delmar 1- Delmar won the second game, 25-23, but the Vikings won the other games, 25-8, 25-21, 25-13. Ashley Matos had three kills and five aces; Melissa Russo contributed three kills, two blocks and four digs; Morgan Parsons added two aces, two digs, and six assists; Sierra Elliott dished out five assists; and Gabrielle Rairan had three kills and two blocks for the Wildcats. Delmarva Christian 3, St. Andrew’s 1- The Royals won, 25-15 and 25-20 in the first two games before falling, 25-18, in game three. Delmarva Christian secured the match with a 25-10 win in game four. Mallorie Parsons had 19 kills and seven blocks, Megan Gherke recorded nine kills, and Lauryl Berger added 38 assists. Morgan Parsons Field hockey- Seaford 1, Milford 1- Seaford’s Bailey Hoch netted a goal in the first half and Molly Cain recorded 13 saves as the two teams played to a tie. Sussex Tech 7, Lake Forest 1- Abby Atkins netted three goals; Kelsey Doherty, Franny Delrosario, and Maxine Fluharty each had one goal and one assist; Logan Pavlik scored a goal; and Izzie Delario had an assist for the Ravens. Sts. Peter and Paul 6, Delmarva Christian 0- Christie Betts had 22 saves in goal for the Royals. Delmar 7, Dover 0- Sam Johnson scored three goals and dished out an assist, Lauren Massey had a goal and three assists; Caroline Phillips contributed a goal and an assist; and Desirae Parkinson netted a goal for the Wildcats. Delmar outKelsey Doherty shot Dover, 18-5, in the win. Boys’ soccer- Sussex Tech 1, Milford 0- Sam Spellman scored a goal in the second half to lead Sussex Tech to the home win. Raven goalie James Smith also recorded four saves. Polytech 8, Woodbridge 1- Elder Alcantara netted a goal and Abraham Leon made 15 saves in the loss. Delmar 8, Laurel 0- No results were submitted from this game.

KICK SAVE- Woodbridge goalie Catlin Blades makes a kick save in the second half of a recent game against Seaford. Blades finished with four saves, one of which was in the 10 minute overtime period. Photo by Gene Bleile

Sussex Tech, Seaford cross country teams earn wins

The Sussex Tech and Seaford boys’ and girls’ cross country teams earned wins in meets last Wednesday. The Sussex Tech boys and girls swept Dover and Sussex Central while the Seaford teams topped Delmarva Christian and fell to Cape Henlopen and Polytech. In the boys’ meets, Seaford fell to Cape Henlopen and Polytech, 19-43, and beat Delmarva Christian, 15-50. The Blue Jays’ Jacques Jules came in third overall. Sussex Tech beat Dover, 25-34, and defeated Sussex Central, 17-46. The Ravens’ Ricky Hernandez placed second (18:19), Robbie Robles was third (18:33), and Dylan Varrato came in fifth (18:46). Rounding out the top 10 for Sussex Tech were: Adam Kelly, eighth (18:58), Sudesh Singh, ninth (19:04), and Kyle Breckner, 10th (19:20). Sussex Tech’s Izzy Wharton (19:52), Emily Ritter (20:23), Bethany Killmon (21:30), and Briana Hall (22:44) placed first through fourth in the Ravens’ wins over Dover (16-46) and Sussex Central (15-50). Aleah Jumurally placed sixth (23:26), Amanda Sava was seventh (23:39), Laura Zweibel came in eighth (23:54), and Alexis Pusey finished ninth (23:51). The Seaford girls beat Delmarva Christian, 23-33, and fell to Cape Henlopen, 1549, and Polytech, 17-48.

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Sussex Tech’s Jacob Williams looks to take the ball to the goal during his team’s 1-0 home win over Milford on Tuesday. Photo by Mike McClure

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The Wildcats’ Keandre Whaley runs with the ball after making a catch during last weekend’s loss to Lake Forest. Whaley caught two passes for 67 yards in the game. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar head coach David Hearn talks to his offense during a time out last Saturday in Harrington. Photo by Mike McClure


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Woodbridge head coach Ed Manlove, left, and assistant coach Eston Ennis return to Laurel when the Raiders visit the Bulldogs this Friday night. Photo by Mike McClure

Raiders, Coach Manlove prepare for battle with Laurel By Mike McClure The Woodbridge varsity football team held off rival Seaford, 21-14, last Friday night in the school’s Homecoming game. Despite a number of injuries, the Raiders were able to secure the home win and improve to 3-3 behind the running of Freddie Sample and Trez’mon Kane. “No matter who we put in there they stepped up and did the job,” Woodbridge head football coach Ed Manlove said. “We’re definitely getting better in a lot of areas. We have a young football team.” Woodbridge’s George Knight put the ball in the hands of the Raider offense with an interception on the second play of the Blue Jays’ possession. Woodbridge quarterback C.J. Pleasants completed a 23-yard pass to Sample before following his line into the end zone on fourth and goal from the one. Brent Adams added the extra point for a 7-0 Woodbridge lead with 3:34 left in the first half. Seaford came back with a drive, starting at its own 30 yard line. Shaquil Turnage completed a seven-yard pass to Jason Owens, Myron Hayes had a 12-yard run, Turnage completed a 36-yard pass to Owens on third and 11 from the 48, and Turnage and Owens connected one final time for a 21-yard touchdown strike with 41 seconds left in the half. Woodbridge kept Seaford out of the end zone on the two-point try as the Raiders’ Elijah Carpenter fell on the ball following a fumble. Fullback Marvin Morris was injured on the Seaford touchdown and was unable to return, but Kane stepped in at fullback in the second half. The Raiders opened the half with the ball on the 39 yard line and Kane picked up two crucial first downs (third and inches from the 49 and third and seven from the Seaford 45). Pleasants completed a 35yard pass to Knight before Kane punched it in from two yards out. Adams’ PAT gave the Blue Raiders a 14-6 lead with 7:50 left in the third quarter. Following a time out, the Blue Jays went for it on second and two from their own 20 and didn’t make it as Kane dropped Hayes for a one-yard loss. Woodbridge took over on the Seaford 19 with Kane extending the Raider lead with a nine-yard touchdown run. Adams’ extra point made the score 21-6 with 9:31 left in the game. The Blue Jays bounced right back with Turnage finding Aquarius White for a 65-yard touchdown pass. Turnage then found Owens for the two-point conversion to pull Seaford within seven (21-14). Woodbridge was able to run out the clock and get the win. Woodbridge visits Laurel this Friday night in the Bulldogs’ Homecoming game. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Manlove and assistant coach Eston Ennis (Laurel grad). This is the first time Manlove will visit Laurel since stepping down to take the job at Woodbridge. “We just have to go out and play our game and set the tone and see what happens,” said Manlove, who added that his defense will look to contain running back Chris Jones and quarterback Joe McGinnis. “It’s not really weird, it’s kind of neat because we get to compete against each other. Those guys (Laurel coaches) are my friends. What we’re trying to do is get our program up to the level of theirs.”


ered another Delmar fumble. Porter eventually ran the ball in from four yards out to give Lake Forest a 25-0 lead with 7:18 left. Delmar answered with its first scoring drive of the game. Ellis completed a 27-yard pass to Whaley and a 17-yard pass to Billy Poole before running the ball in on third and goal from the seven (25-6). Delmar’s onsides kick was recovered by the Wildcats’ Lucas Blewitt, but the referees ruled that the ball didn’t go 10 yards even though it appeared to be touched by a Spartan player. Porter’s 32yard run set up an 18-yard touchdown run by Lake Forest quarterback Joshua Webb (31-6). The Spartans added another touchdown on a 27-yard run by Arik Burrell and Vincent Benson booted the extra point to make the score 38-6 with 3:38 left in the contest. Delmar put together one last drive on a 16-yard run by Trader, Smiley’s two carries for 45 yards, a 10-yard run by Ellis, and a one-yard touchdown run by Mattox. Brady Scott booted the extra point with no time remaining (38-13). Trader ran for 105 yards, Ellis completed six passes for 117 yards, and Whaley caught two passes for 67 yards. Bryant finished the game with 175 yards rushing and three touchdowns.


Delmar football continued Spence and Whaley were each held to one-yard gains and Delmar quarterback Alex Ellis was forced to spike the ball with four seconds remaining on the clock and the Wildcats facing fourth and goal from the four. The Spartans stopped Whaley at the line of scrimmage and the score remained 19-0. Trader had two runs for 20 yards on the Wildcats’ opening possession, but Delmar was forced to punt. The Delmar defense stepped up on the Spartans first possession of the half. Cory Mattox held Bryant for no gain on first down and Lake Forest eventually had to punt. The Spartans got the ball back, then gave it away on third and eight from the Delmar 25 as Delmar’s Tavon Smiley recovered a Lake Forest fumble. Delmar marched down the field thanks to a 40yard pass from Ellis to Whaley and an 18-yard run by Mattox, but the Spartans’ Marshall Hobbs recovered a Wildcat fumble on first and 10 from the Lake 13, ending the Wildcats’ threat. In the fourth quarter, the Wildcats once again moved the ball into Spartan territory thanks to a 28-yard run by Trader and a 10-yard pass from Ellis to Spence. Delmar had a first and 10 on the Lake Forest 42 when the Spartans’ Albert Seaman recov-


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Sussex Tech field hockey tops Indian River, Caesar Rodney

The Sussex Tech varsity field hockey team continued to roll with wins over Indian River and Caesar Rodney last week. The Ravens defeated the Indians, 15-1, last Wednesday and topped the Riders, 9-2, on Friday. On Wednesday, Maxine Fluharty scored six goals; Logan Pavlik, Devon Bitler and Darian Scott each netted a pair of goals; and Franny Delrosario and Abby Atkins had a goal apiece for Sussex Tech. Fluharty had three goals and two assists, Atkins scored two goals, and Izzie Delario added a goal and two assists in Friday’s win. Kelsey Doherty, Delrosario, and Taylor Quillen each had one goal for Sussex Tech.

Delmarva Drillers to hold Second Annual Golf Tournament The Delmarva Drillers will host the Second Annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 24 at Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. Check-in begins at noon with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The cost is $65 per golfer which includes green fees, golf cart, range balls, and dinner. The tournament will feature prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin, and putting challenge with first, second and third place team prizes (scramble format). Mulligans are available at $5 apiece (maximum of two per person). The proceeds will benefit the 12U Delmarva Drillers travel baseball team. Sign up at

Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club offers co-ed indoor soccer league

The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club is hosting a co-ed indoor soccer league for the following age groups: Under 6: ages 3, 4, 5; Under 9: ages 6, 7, 8; Under 12: ages 9, 10, 11; Under 15: ages 12, 13, 14; and Under 19: ages 15-18. The registration fee is $25 for club members and $40 for non-club members ($15 covers a one year membership to the club). Register at the club Monday-Friday from 1:30 to 8 p.m. Practices start the week of Nov. 8. For more information, call Alyson Rowe at 6283789. Volunteers are also needed.

STAR TEAM PHOTO OF THE WEEK- Shown (l to r) is the Phillis Wheatley Middle School (Woodbridge) cross country team: front: Cindy Alcantera, Hailey Penuel, Will Vanderwende, Trevor VanVorst; back: Lesly Garcia, Anna Buckley, De’Zhane Huggins, Meredith Rose, Tyler Evans, Justin Hohberger. Submitted photo Next week: Sussex Tech boys’ cross country team Send photos and captions to

This week in Star sports history FIVE YEARS AGO- The Seaford field hockey team moved to 7-3 following a 3-1 win over Laurel as Laura Riddle, Bitty Hood, and Rachel Thomas each netted a goal. The Seaford soccer team won a defensive battle over Sussex Tech, 1-0, as Matt Terry scored off a feed from Trevor Lee. Ricker Adkins had 16 saves for the Ravens while Seaford’s Zach Hunt recorded seven saves. ONE YEAR AGO- The Laurel varsity football team defeated Cape Henlopen, 35-31, on Homecoming night. Nick Munoz ran for 79 yards and two touchdowns and recorded a pair of sacks while Chris Jones added 182 yards rushing. Vincent Glover intercepted a pair of passes and ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Seaford football team to a 23-7 win over Woodbridge.

“Slick” Vic Gordy takes Super vs. Pro Final at U.S. 13 Dragway By Charlie Brown The Super ET cars went up against the Pro ET cars Sunday at the U.S. 13 Dragway. The Super drivers dominated the event eliminating all of the Pro contenders by the fifth round. Coming out on top was Vic Gordy of Salisbury in his ‘87 Cavalier. 2010 Pro Bike Point Champion, Charles Nock of Greenwood took the Pro Bike final. Other winners on the day included: Chelsea Williams of Seaford in Street; Brandon Clark of Frankford, in Bike Trophy; Amanda Clem of Hurlock, in Jr. Dragster 1 and Shelby Bireley of Salisbury in Jr. Dragster 2. In the Super vs. Pro final it was Gordy facing Chris Bishop of Parsonsburg. Bishop had a -.003 red light foul to Gordy’s .007 green and Gordy took the win with an 11.851/135.89 on an 11.86 dial. The pair had agreed to split the final round money with Gordy taking home $1200 and Bishop earning $1100. Semi-finalist was Daryl Beauchamp of Princess Anne who lost to Bishop. Quarter-finalists were David Tucker of Ellendale and Laura Landry of Townsend, Del. The Pro Bike final matched a pair of track champions; Nock and James Farmer of Felton. The duo was even at the start with but Farmer broke out with a 9.105 on a 9.12 dial. Nock rode to the win with a super quick 8.523/155.30 on an 8.50 dial. Semi-finalist was Jayson Donze of Camden who lost to Farmer. Quarter-finalists were Tyrone Dale of Salisbury, Earlee Corbin of Salisbury and D.J. Lockwood of Berlin. In the Street Eliminator final Williams pulled up against Dave Peffer of Melfa, Va. Peffer was a little quicker off the line but didn’t run his dial and Williams took the win with an 11.555/114.16 on an 11.50 dial. Peffer had a 17.944/74.78 on a 17.80 dial. Brandon Clark rode up against Alonzo Trower of Birdsnest, Va. in the Bike Trophy final. Clark had a .007 reaction and took the win with a 10.090/120.19 on a 9.94 dial. Trower ran a 10.269/135.99 on a 9.83 dial. In Jr. Dragster 1 action it was Clem paired against Alexis Truitt of Parsonsburg. Truitt had a red light foul and Clem took the victory with an 8.848/71.90 on an 8.86 dial. In Jr. 2 Shelby Bireley took on Trevor Post of Delmar. Bireley had the better reaction and took the win with a 7.969/79.01 on a 7.90 dial. Post had a solid 7.997/81.00 on a 7.97 dial. This week action moves to the Delaware International Speedway with the two-day Delaware State Dirt Track Championships on Friday night Oct. 22 and Saturday night Oct. 23.

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Seaford’s Udiel Perez-Mendez and Laurel’s Paul Charleron race to the ball for the first touch in the varsity boys’ soccer game last Tuesday in Laurel. Photo by Lynn Schofer

Seaford/Laurel Star Monday varsity sports scoreboard

Boys’ soccer- Sussex Tech 1, Indian River 1 (OT)- Jacob Williams netted the Ravens’ lone goal and Ryan Moore dished out an assist. James Smith also had six saves for Sussex Tech. Delmarva Christian 2, Salisbury Christian 1- Christian Grijalba netted a pair of goals and Tyler Troyer had two assists to lead the Royals. Nicholas Davidson recorded 16 saves in the win. Field hockey- Delmar 3, Woodbridge 0- Caroline Phillips, Carlee Budd, and Lauren Massey each had a goal and Sara Ellis, Danielle Bradley, and Desirae Parkinson added assists in the Wildcat win. Caitlin Blades made nine saves for the Raiders while Caila White had four saves for Delmar. Laurel 4, Smyrna 3 (OT)- Desirae Williams had all four of the Bulldogs’ goals including a goal at 2:50 in overtime. Madi Chaffinch added an assist and Alyssa Miller recorded eight saves for Laurel. Girls’ volleyball- Sussex Tech 3, Woodbridge 0- Sussex Tech won 25-13, 25-16, and 25-20, on Monday in BridDesirae Williams geville. Bree Troyer had eight assists; Tatum Jones, Morgan Messick, and Crystal Loudon each had three digs; and Ellie McNatt added two digs and seven aces for the Ravens. Danielle Briggs had two digs and five assists; Veronica Buzzulini added five kills, three digs, and two aces; Veronica Buzzulini and Kirsten Blake recorded five digs for the Raiders.

Sussex Tech field hockey tops Indian River, Caesar Rodney The Sussex Tech varsity field hockey team continued to roll with wins over Indian River and Caesar Rodney last week. The Ravens defeated the Indians, 15-1, last Wednesday and topped the Riders, 9-2, on Friday. On Wednesday, Maxine Fluharty scored six goals; Logan Pavlik, Devon Bitler and Darian Scott each netted a pair of goals; and Franny Delrosario and Abby Atkins had a goal apiece for Sussex Tech. Fluharty had three goals and two assists, Atkins scored two goals, and Izzie Delario added a goal and two assists in Friday’s win. Kelsey Doherty, Delrosario, and Taylor Quillen each had one goal for Sussex Tech.

Delmarva Christian boys’ soccer team falls to Salisbury School The Delmarva Christian boys’ soccer team lost to Salisbury School, 6-4, last Wednesday in Salisbury. Tyler Troyer netted four goals while Todd Hurley and Shayne Ivory added one assist each for the Royals.

Delmarva Christian boys soccer team edges Red Lion, 2-1

The Delmarva Christian boys’ soccer team defeated Red Lion Christian, 2-1, last Saturday. Tyler Troyer scored on a penalty kick in the first half and Todd Hurley scored the game-winner in the second half. Nicholas Davidson also recorded seven saves in goal for the Royals.

Sports at the Beach complex hosts Hurricane Watch baseball tournament

The Hurricane Watch tournament took place Oct. 16-17 at the Sports at the Beach complex. The following are the championship results: 12 year-olds- Delaware Blue Hens 5, Diamond Hawks (N.J.) 4; 13 year-olds- The Revolution (Brandywine) 13, Tri Stare Arsenal, Rizzo (N.J.) 5; 15-16- Delco Rays (Pa.) 5, Maryland Baseball Academy 4; 18-19- Downingtown Bulldogs (Pa.) 9, Farrah Builders (N.J.) 2

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NEW LIBRARY BOARD MEMBER - The newest member of the board of the Laurel Public Library is Moezell Hyland. She recently attended her first meeting as a board member and will serve a five-year term. Front, from left: Hyland and board vice president Moggie Moyer. Back: board president Roy Jones, library director Wendy Roberts, treasurer Terry Wright and Gene Wootten. Photo by Lynn R. Parks.

FOOTBALL BOOSTERS DONATION - Richard E. Elliott, Post Commander for American Legion Post #19 in Laurel, recently presented a check for $2,000 to David Brown, president of the Laurel Football Boosters, to help the Boosters with stadium repairs required to play home games.

18th annual Cemetery House opens

Ghouls, corpses, monsters and maniacs are eagerly waiting to guide those willing to traverse through the terrifying twists and turns of this season’s Cemetery House in Laurel. Sponsored by The Odd Fellows Charity Lodge #27, the Cemetery House is open Fridays and Saturdays through the end of October and is located at Sharptown and Hastings Roads next to the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Parking is only available next to the Laurel Firehouse on 10th Street. Ride on the free farm wagon to start your journey. Then stroll through 10-foot high grassy fields with spooky characters around every bend, as you wind your way to the haunted Cemetery House. The century-old home will thrill those brave enough to enter with a half hour tour accompanied by spirits and phantoms in every room. “We have new attractions every year, we change the inside and outside of the house each year. You never come in the same way or leave the same way,” says Jerry Lynch, Odd Fellow member and co-chairman of the event. Tickets are sold from 7 to 11 p.m. Admission is $8 and children under 6 are free. Receive $1 off admission with a non-perishable food item donation. Limit one discount per person. Proceeds benefit the Boy Scouts of America and other charities.

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The Laurel High School Marching Band will compete this Saturday in the Tournament of Bands Chapter 9 Championships in Annapolis.

LHS Marching Band to compete Laurel High School’s Marching Band may be small, but they are a powerhouse in the competitive marching band world. Over the course of the 2010 competitive season, Laurel has brought home two 1st place finishes – one from the Appoquinimink High School Competition on Oct. 2 and one from their most recent competition at Parkside High School on Oct. 16. Led by Drum Major, Liz Waite, the band’s most recent score was 80.15, five points higher than the week prior. The marching band staff congratulates the LHS Percussion section for making a two-point jump in their specialty caption, earning Best Percussion for the second week in a row. Also, congratulations to the LHS Guard, led by Captain Jojo Ray, for their 7th consecutive Best Auxiliary honor. As the only competitive marching band in Sussex County, the LHS Marching Band is preparing to compete this coming Saturday, Oct. 23, at Broadneck High School in Annapolis, Md., in the Tournament of Bands (TOB) Chapter 9 Championships. Currently, they are ranked first in their chapter in group 1A and hope to represent their chapter, school district and county in All Chapter Championships

(ACC’s) in Hershey, Pa. this year. ACC’s is considered the “Super Bowl” or “World Series” of competitive Marching Bands in the area. For more information about the Laurel High School Marching Band, contact Brian Cass, director of Bands at 875-6120 or

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Gasoline prices continued their upward movement in conjunction with crude oil’s recent surge above $80 a barrel. The national average price of regular grade gasoline began the month at $2.69 a gallon, only to increase 14 cents in two weeks to $2.83 last Friday (a 5% increase). Crude Oil Prices Crude oil prices have generally pushed higher throughout the month and although this week prices seemed to see-saw a bit, oil continued to trade above the $80 mark. Stronger stocks and a weaker U.S. dollar, which dropped to its lowest this year against many currencies, in addition to China’s increased oil imports, continued to contribute to oil’s late-week strength. The weakness of the U.S. dollar is viewed as

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for one of our officers who works in the school, so we have been working down three people. I can’t say enough about being able to get another officer out on the streets.” Wilson said being short officers makes it difficult to patrol the streets and maintain the safety of the officers. He said having the new officer will be a help in meeting the scheduling needs of the police department. Carper said he commended the police department, especially grant’s writer, Capt. Ricky Richardson, who wrote the federal grant, for putting together an application

that received federal support. He said there were thousands of applications from across the United States and only 379 law enforcement agencies were chosen for funding. In all, 1,388 law enforcement officers were hired or maintained through about $298 million in federal COPS funding. Carper said he is happy the town received the funding and promised to also help the community in other ways. “Perhaps you may not get a COPS grant for a while, but I will work to help in other ways,” he said. Carper said he sympathizes with the budget plight facing towns like Laurel, but he also feels that the economy is showing

U.S. Sen. Tom Carper congratulates Laurel Police Chief Jamie Wilson on receiving the recent federal Community Policing Services (COPS) grant. The grant will pay for a new police officer over the next three years. Photo by Tony Windsor

signs of growth. He said he has spoken to federal economic advisors and has been told that the country needs to see jobless claims drop to below 425,000. “The most recent projections place us at 444,000 jobless claims,” he said. “If we continue this trend we will be under the 425,000 mark very soon. So, hang in there, help is on its way.” The COPS grants provides 100 percent funding for entry-level salaries and fringe benefits for three years for newly-hired, full-time sworn officer positions, or for

rehired officers who have been laid off or are scheduled to be laid off on a future date as a result of local budget cuts. At the conclusion of the three years of federal funding, the Laurel Police Department must retain the police officer position awarded under the grant for a minimum of 12 months. The grant requires that the funded position be added to Laurel’s law enforcement budget with local funds, over and above the number of locally-funded positions that would have existed in the absence of the grant.

U.S. Sen. Thomas Carper with members of the Laurel Police Department and town officials during a recent visit. Carper came to Laurel to congratulate the police department on receiving federal funding from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program. The money will pay for a new patrol officer for three years. From left are Police Chief Jamie Wilson, Pfc. Joseph Kansak, Det. Sgt. Derrick Callaway, Carper, Capt. Ricky Richardson, Laurel Council President Terry Wright and Mayor John Shwed. Photo by Tony Windsor

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Wonderful feel of fall gives way to the rage of winter I love the fall. It is my favorite time of the year. I am especially ony indsor fond of early fall when the temperatures are not too cool and not ... those cotton gloves too warm. The leaves are changing and beginning their descent to the were as effective in the ground. But, as I ponder this I also cannot help but realize that this is snow as a pair of boxshortly followed by winter. Then I remember the winter of 2010. What ing gloves. a misery. It seemed as though we had more snow than the Northern Yucon. Make no mistake, winter is coming. tract, cream and sugar). Snow would also It brings to mind the winters of my bring about the possibility of school being youth. I am sure I have discussed this closed. The possibilities were endless. before, but it makes me feel so warm and Perhaps the single most exciting outfuzzy inside to talk about it. come of a good winter’s snow was found It would get so cold the snot would lying about 200 yards behind my house. freeze on my upper lip. It was amazing In the spring and summer, it was adorned that the minute I sensed it was getting with grass, weeds and branches. But, cold, my nose would start to run. At age when winter rolled around the huge pile of 6, most kids could simply blow their nose plowed trees had the definite features of a and the worst was over. However, for me it was more like draining sap from a maple mountain. When I was very young there was tree. The more I rubbed, the more of it that about an acre of field behind my house streamed out. But, that was a minor chalthat we called the jungle. Actually as I relenge in my wintertime trials. Most people associate the thoughts of a call it was somewhat of an eerie phenomena. The cover was not really trees, but white winter snow with the word “beautimore like tall, thick weeds. To a three-foot ful.” I have to agree that seeing the sun young boy they were more like redwoods. glistening off a new fallen snow does That field still remains a consistent image create somewhat of a soothing image. As in my mind. a child I could not wait to see the snow And just like when I was a boy, that flakes start to fall. This represented many image conjures up all kinds of intense, potential opportunities. If it were after frightening and mysterious thoughts. I the first snowfall of the year, Mom would guess it was because the growth was so make snow cream (snow with vanilla ex-



thick that we could only imagine the horrid creatures that preyed around inside, especially in the darkness of night. Then one day, with no advance notice, the bulldozers moved in and tore every tree and weed down and pushed it into a huge pile. Suddenly the unknown was no more than an empty field. The only remnant of that spooky playground of the demons was that big pile. In the summer it was our army fortress, but in the winter it became a ski lodge. I remember the winter of 1964. I was seven years old and we had a major blizzard. The snow was up past my thighs and drifts had blown against the house that was no less than window height. It was not a playful desire, but more of a mission, that we conquer that big mountain that lie behind my house. Now bear in mind, when I was a child our hands were covered with cotton gloves. Oftentimes I would lose my gloves by the time the snow came. It really didn’t matter because those cotton gloves were as effective in the snow as a pair of boxing gloves. The first touch of snow rendered them soaking wet and could be likened to having your fingers shoved into a bucket of ice. One thing was for sure, if you lost your gloves, or they became wet, there were no thoughts of running to the closet or the store for another pair. When you had no gloves it was time to wear a pair of Dad’s winter socks. Boy, this was a treat. They did not fit like a

glove or a pair of mittens. They fit like a sock. But gloves were not the only things we came up short on. Winter boots were about as plentiful as $100 dollar bills. So, when it came time to sled down the big mountain, would you think we would actually have a genuine sled? Not hardly. Once again, we improvised. The closest thing to a sled that we could find was a trashcan lid. Little did I know that I was about to embark on the single most treacherous ride of my young life. I remember well trudging up the hillside carrying the silver trashcan lid. I realized as I made it to the top that even though the hill’s terrain was littered with tree stumps and roots, I had to go. I carefully set the trash can lid down on the hilltop. While my friend Carey held the lid, I climbed aboard. He gave me a shove and I flew off the lid and rolled down the hill like so many pounds of potatoes. There is no doubt to this day, that I struck every branch and stump on my way down. When I reached the bottom of the hill, I looked back up to see one of Dad’s winter socks hanging off a tree branch and Carey holding the trash can lid. It was a horrendous episode. The first thing I did was to pick myself up off the ground, stagger to my feet and head back up the hill for another roll. I could only wish that I had that level of tenacity today. It must not have been too bad, because I don’t recall ever asking for a sled for Christmas. Oh well, youth is wasted on the young.

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The Delmar High School band performs a Michael Jackson tribute during half-time of a recent varsity football game between Delmar and Indian River. Photo by Mike McClure

Donate school supplies for mentors in Sussex County Make a Difference Day is Oct. 23 and the Sussex County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) Advisory Council is sponsoring a drive to collect supplies for mentors in Sussex County elementary schools. Mentors are volunteers who go into the schools and spend an hour a week or more with children who need encouragement with schoolwork and/or a person who is there to give them individual attention. Donation boxes will be placed around the county: Georgia House Restaurants in Milford, Georgetown, Millsboro, Selbyville and Laurel; Giant Food and Food Lion in Millville; and The UPS Store and Southern Delaware Sport Care & Rehab Center in Ocean View. Look for the large orange boxes marked for mentoring supplies in these locations. Supply lists will be available with the boxes. Suggested donations include activity books, reading books, construction paper, crayons, flash cards, educational games, pens and pencils, educational puzzles, scissors and stickers. You can help these volunteers and do your part for Make a Difference Day by donating a few of the suggested items by Oct. 23. For more information, call 8565815.

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Verizon Wireless proposes to construct a new telecommunications tower facility south along Briarhook Road, roughly 1/4mile west of Atlanta Road in Seaford, Sussex County, DE. The proposed facility will consist of a 150-foot monopole tower topped with a 5-foot lightning rod (providing for an overall height of 155 feet). The tower and ground level support equipment will be housed within 40 x 40-foot fenced compound. Any interested party wishing to submit comments regarding the potential effects the proposed facility may have on any historic property may do so by sending such comments to: Project 61105622-RL c/o EBI Consulting, 6876 Susquehanna Trail S, York, PA 17403, or via telephone at (574) 315-7347. 10/21/1tc


Mayor and Council Town of Laurel The Town of Laurel Mayor and Council will be holding a public hearing on Monday, November 1, 2010, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is for the presentation of the draft 2010 Comprehensive Plan. The public hearing will be held in Mayor and Council Chambers, 201 Mechanic Street, Laurel, Delaware. 10/21/1tc


ON NOVEMBER 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., Laurel Storage Center, Road 468, Laurel, DE will conduct a sale pursuant to Title 25, DEL. C. ANN. 4904-4905. The contents of the following bins will be sold: Bin(s): 1 Woodrow Larrimore; 13 William Abbott; 20 Randi Nicole Blades; 25 Margie Stewart; 31 Linda Carmine; 43 Kathy Dullis; 56 Blenda Lawson; 65 Joseph Scurry; 81 David Casselbury; 86 Joan Davis; 89 Joan Davis; 106 Vincent Bradley; 115 James Frisby; 124 Victoria Jacobs 132 Michael Newman; 141 Nadine Sparks; 151 Martha Vanbrunt 164 Michael Hyland; 192 Bonnie Boyce; 202 Williamanna Hill; 207 Kim Marcelin; 211 Sandra Dekker; 213 Barbara Horsey; 227 Marvia Crockett. BIDDERS: Call office on day of sale to confirm, (302) 875-5931. 10/14/2tc

• OCTOBER 21 - 27, 2010


Estate of Pauline B. Carey, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Pauline B. Carey who departed this life on the 6th day of September, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Asher B. Carey, III, on the 5th day of October, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 6th day of May, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Asher B. Carey, III 1371 State St. Dover, DE 19904 Attorney: Richard J. A. Popper, Esq. Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP P.O. Box 391 Wilmington, DE 19899-0391 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 10/21/3tc


Estate of John A. Fredricks (Sr.), Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of John A. Fredricks (Sr.) who departed this life on the 25th day of September, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto John A. Fredricks, Jr. on the 12th day of October, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 25th day of May, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: John A. Fredricks, Jr. 6922 Atlanta Circle

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Estate of Donald W. Gillespie, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Donald W. Gillespie who departed this life on the 14th day of September, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto David Gillespie on the 29th day of September, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 14th day of May, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: David Gillespie 300 Arbutus Ave. Seaford DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 10/14/3tc


Estate of Kathryn W. Bailey, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Kathryn W. Bailey who departed this life on the 29th day of August, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Donald K. Bailey on the 23rd day of September, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 29th day of April, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Donald K. Bailey 909 Midway Ln. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Shannon R. Owens, Esq. Procino Wells, LLC 225 High St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 10/7/3tc


Estate of Belle Berg, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Belle Berg who departed this life on the 10th day of September, A.D. 2010 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Deborah I. Long, Doris M. Whaley-Campbell on the 27th day of September, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executrices without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executrices on or before the 10th day of May, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executrices: Deborah I. Long 34074 Little Hill Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Doris M. Whaley-Campbell 34974 Whaleys Rd. Laurel, DE 19956 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 10/7/3tc


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A new way of stretching I heard recently on the radio news of a new way of stretching ynn arks before running. Static stretching, or standing in one place and putting On the day that I legs here and there to stretch quadriceps, hamstrings and calf muscles, heard the stretching is out, the article said. Instead, rereport, I was eager to searchers say, movement-based or “dynamic” stretching is more effec- pass along my new tive in preventing injury. words of wisdom. In the normal course of the day, I don’t run. (Although I did find myself trotting along Main Street she does not. I take a size 9 shoe, she in Bridgeville last weekend, during wears 7 and ½. And she is the Monty Pythat town’s annual Apple Scrapple Festithon fan. I prefer Abbott and Costello. val. I think it was just the joy of the day “Who’s on First” — now that’s funny. that put my feet into motion.) Wonder what kind of pre-game stretches But I have a family full of runners, — static or dynamic? — baseball players as well as a family full of people always Who, What, I Don’t Know and I Don’t happy for bits of advice that I pick up Give a Darn did. here and there. On the day that I heard the I plan to pass along my newly-learned stretching news report, I was eager to get stretching advice to my husband, my son home and pass along my new words of and my daughter-in-law, all of whom run. wisdom. As for me, perhaps I’ll start employing My first opportunity to do so came dynamic stretches to prepare for a morning soon. My son-in-law was in the kitchen, in the garden, an afternoon at the computer preparing to go out on his regular 3-mile or a couple hours in front of the stove. run, when I explained to him what I had So pay no attention if you see me doing heard. the Silly Walk. I’m just putting the latest “It said that you aren’t supposed to strength and conditioning research to use stretch standing still anymore,” I said, to warm up for the task at hand. boiling the essence of the story into easyto-understand language. “You’re supposed Tour the White House to move while you stretch.” Limited tickets are available for a He seemed puzzled. Was my synopsis White House Holiday Tour with the Adult of the news story not easy-to-understand Plus+ program at Delaware Technical & enough? Happily, before I had the chance Community College, Owens Campus. This to embarrass myself by putting it in even trip is open to the general public. simpler language — “Still stretching, no. Delight in the beautiful holiday decoraMoving stretching, yes” — he put his tions during this wonderful tour. puzzlement in the form of a question. Enjoy an independent lunch and spend “How are you supposed to stretch and the afternoon visiting museums or strolling move at the same time?” through the National Mall. I was standing in the kitchen. My The tour will be held on one of the foldaughter, his wife, was on the back porch, lowing dates: Tuesday, Dec. 7; Thursday, out of my line of vision. But my son-inlaw, who was standing near the back door, Dec. 9; or Tuesday, Dec. 14, pending one hand on the doorknob and ready for an White House confirmation. Registrants will need to provide perescape once my instructions to him were sonal information for a background check. complete, could see us both. Bring photo identification on the day of And this is what he saw: His wife and tour. mother-in-law, to demonstrate stretching Adults ages 50 and up can become while walking, each imitating Monty PyAdult Plus+ members for $18 per year. thon’s silly walk. Benefits of membership include unlimited Arms out at our sides to maintain baluse of the Stephen J. Betze Library located ance, we were extending one leg out and on campus; exclusive advanced registraup, bringing it down and then doing the tion and special discounts on trips, courses same with the other leg, in much the same and events; and a free drink with purchase way an ostrich walks. of a meal in the dining hall on campus. Remember, she and I couldn’t see each For more information, contact Delaother. When we met at the kitchen door ware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program at 302and saw that we were in nearly identical 856-5618. poses, we nearly collapsed laughing. My son-in-law, who had been able to see the whole thing, too was laughing. But iPad raffle at Nanticoke Hospital The Look-In Glass Shoppe at Nantiwas that a momentary look of panic on coke Memorial Hospital will raffle an iPad his face? It must be disconcerting to see just in time for the holiday season. so vividly how similar one’s wife is to her Tickets are on sale for a 16GB Wi-Fi mother. He made his escape into the freedom of Apple iPad with case and adapter, retailed the outdoors and my daughter and I settled at $540. Tickets are available for sale at The in on the back porch with our coffees. Look-In Glass Shoppe (located at NantiWe are very alike, she and I. But — and coke Memorial Hospital) through Dec. 17 I’m sure that my son-in-law will be happy and cost $5 each or five for $20. to read this — we have our differences. The drawing will be held at noon on She drinks regular coffee, I can’t tolerate Dec. 17. For more information, call 629caffeine. (Unless, and this is one of the 6611, ext. 4955. Payroll deductions are miracles of nature, it is in chocolate.) available for eligible employees. I am shy, she is not. I like to garden,



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Manor House schedules annual Holiday Shop Bazaar

Manor House Annual Holiday Shop Bazaar, Friday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Manor House is located at 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. Start your holiday shopping early. Crafts, quilting items, holiday decorations, bake table, collectable dolls, etc. Thrift Shop and Boutique also open. Chicken Salad Luncheon Platters served in the dining room from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $6.50. For more details or questions call 628-5631.

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Celebrate fall with these three delicious apple recipes Apples have been around for centuries and are available all year oretta norr long but fall will forever be their time to shine. Thousands of varieties exist but according to Epicurious fewer than 50 are grown in abundance. This is because modern apples are continuously evolving to cultivate not only shape, taste and high yield but also disease and pest-resistant qualities. Some so called modern apples are time tested favorites, such as when cooked. Red and Golden Delicious. Others Granny Smith was never more at her are a bit newer to the orchard scene, like best than in this Paula Deen recipe: Jonagold and Fuji. Some are best suited for eating raw while others are great for Uncle Bob’s Fresh Apple Cake cooking and baking. 6 to 8 servings Chef Anne Burrell calls Red Delicious Honey Glaze: a “Barbie doll.” What a great description 1 cup confectioners’ sugar for America’s most popular apple! It’s 2 tablespoons honey beautiful on the outside and juicy inside 2 tablespoons milk but just too soft to be eaten any way but Apple Cake: raw. 3 cups diced Granny Smith apples, The Golden Delicious is more versatile. It can be eaten out of hand but is also great about 2 apples 1 cup lightly toasted chopped walnuts for cakes, pies, salads, sauces and freezing. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract The Jonagold is a hybrid of the Jona2 teaspoons ground cinnamon than and Golden Delicious. It’s sweet-tart 3 cups all-purpose flour taste is the result of this marriage. It can 1 teaspoon baking soda virtually be used in any recipe calling for 1 teaspoon salt apples. 2 cups sugar The Fuji apple didn’t become popular 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil in the states until the 1980’s. It’s a relative 3 eggs of the Red Delicious but it’s much more Glaze: Add all the ingredients to a crisp and intensely sweet. Great for eating small bowl and stir until smooth. Set the raw. bowl aside. One of my favorites, the Gala, is mild Cake: Preheat the oven to 325. Lightly and sweet with a pale reddish-yellow skin grease a Bundt pan or tube pan. whose thinness makes it great for eating In a bowl, mix together the apples, walraw but it can also be used in cooking. nuts, vanilla, and cinnamon. In a separate Another fave is the Granny Smith. Bitbowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, ing into its crisp, tart flesh is heaven. It’s great with cheese and actually sweetens up and salt.



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Holiday care package deadlines

Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) encourages Delawareans planning on sending care packages to military personnel serving around the world to mail their packages early to ensure that they arrive in time for the holiday season. According to the U.S. Postal Service, the recommended mailing date for the most economical postage to overseas military destinations, including Iraq and Afghanistan, is Nov. 12. To show support for those serving in the armed forces, the U.S. Postal Service is offering a discount on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate Box. Mail sent to overseas military addresses is charged only domestic mail prices. The domestic mail price for the Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box is $14.50, but the price is reduced to $12.50 for packages to APO/FPO addresses overseas. Additionally, the Postal Service is offering free Military Care Kits, designed specifically for military families sending packages overseas. The mailing kits include two “America Supports You” large Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes, four medium-sized Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes, six Priority Mail labels, one roll of Priority Mail tape and six customs forms with envelopes, and they

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Using an electric mixer beat the sugar, oil, and eggs in a large bowl. Add in the dry ingredients and beat until completely combined. Fold in the apple mixture. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a tester inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to fully cool in the pan, about 1 hour, and then turn it out onto a plate. Drizzle the apple cake with some of the honey glaze, serve and enjoy. Cook’s Note: The cake can be wrapped tightly and stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days. Try this time-tested salad with the Red Delicious “Barbie Doll.” Apple-Walnut Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette Bon Appétit, November 1995 1/4 cup fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon chopped red onion 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 cup vegetable oil 10 cups mixed baby greens 2 Red Delicious apples, cored, thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted Puree cranberries in processor until smooth. Add vinegar, onion, sugar and mustard and process until well blended.

With processor running, gradually add oil and process until well blended. Transfer to medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover; chill. Bring to room temperature and whisk before using.) Combine greens and apples in large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat. Sprinkle with walnuts. Serve, passing remaining dressing separately. Just can’t choose a favorite? How about this scrumptious, easy applesauce from Parade Magazine? Easy Autumn Apple Sauce Makes 5 cups 8 assorted apples (i.e., Rome, McIntosh, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, and Red Delicious) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 cup fresh apple cider 1/2 cup sugar 1 cinnamon stick (3” long) Peel, core and cut the apples into large chunks, tossing them with the lemon juice to prevent discoloration. Place the apples and remaining ingredients in a large, heavy pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover partially and cook until apples are very tender, about 15 minutes. Uncover the pot and cook 5 minutes more. Remove the pot from the heat and discard the cinnamon stick. Coarsely mash the apples with the cooking juices. Cool to room temperature, then refrigerate, covered, until ready to use, up to 5 days.

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The Medicare crisis - a perfect storm in the making By Marie C. Wolfgang, MD

A crisis in Medicare threatens to deepen for all those who depend on Medicare, whether it be our seniors and the disabled who are insured by the program, or the health care providers who accept it in payment for their services. While our congressmen and our president congratulated themselves on what they call a “massive healthcare overhaul,” and “healthcare reform,” existing coverage for millions of Americans is quietly imploding. In the coming months, many independent physicians like myself will be facing difficult decisions. Can I afford to continue taking Medicare? The massive health care “reform” bill did nothing to fix the problems of Medicare, the nation’s largest health care program. Many problems exist, problems that threaten a Medicare recipient’s access to physician care. Already, many physicians are limiting the number of Medicare patients they accept into their practices. According to the AMA, 17% of 9,000 physicians surveyed in 2009 restrict the number of Medicare patients in their practice. Among primary care physicians, that number is 31% — nearly a third of these practices, including my own. My office gets calls on almost a daily basis, people looking for a doctor but unable to find one taking patients with the nation’s largest health care program. What is wrong with Medicare, anyway? As a physician who, over the past 18 years, has grown a practice that is more than 50% Medicare, I have some perspective on the issue. Most seniors are unaware of the threats to their coverage or access, largely because the press has given the issue little attention, or has presented it in such small pieces that the whole is not apparent. This is an election year, and it behooves all who have an interest in Medicare to take notice of what is at stake. Here’s an example of what has happened in the past year. The history of Medicare cuts in 2010 On Jan. 1, 2010, fees paid to physicians for Medicare office visits were scheduled to be cut by 21.3%. The House and the Senate voted to block this cut in December 2009. But only for one month. In late January 2010, they voted to block the cut for two more months. On April 1, the cut was implemented, as Congress failed to act before going on their Easter break. CMS, the Center for Medicare Services, placed a freeze on processing physician fees for two weeks, at the end of which Congress finally acted, giving another two-month reprieve on the cut. However, April hurt most physician practices. No claims were processed or paid for two weeks, wreaking havoc on cash flow. Another two months passed, and the reprieve on the cut expired once again. In late May, the House voted to block the cut for 18 months, a much needed breather, with a 2.2% increase. The Sen-

ate, considering their Memorial Day week vacation, did not take up the issue, ensuring that CMS would again stop processing physician claims beginning June 1. There was no 11th hour rescue this time. After two weeks, the longest legal time that CMS is allowed to hold claims, no vote was made by the Senate. In fact, a test vote failed to pass, and the issue was tabled. Both physicians and Medicare recipients were left in perilous straits. CMS voted to hold claims yet another week, unheard of in the history of Medicare. Finally, unable to hold claims any longer after 21 days, CMS started paying claims with the disastrous 21.3% cut.

A large physician specialty group in Salisbury sent letters to its referring physicians, vowing to not take any new Medicare patients. Days later, the Senate met and voted to block the cut, but only for 6 months, with the 2.2% increase as voted in the House. However, now it had to go back to the House, as both parties must sign off on the bill before the President can make it law. The House leadership, after a period of what can only be described as pouting, finally agreed to the terms outlined by the Senate, and the President signed the bill. The net effect was millions of dollars added to the bill taxpayers must foot to fund the reprocessing of those Medicare claims incorrectly paid at a lower rate. Before CMS was ready to process new claims, it needed to be tested and retested. For my practice and many others, the net effect was no payments at all from our largest insurer for the entire month of June, with the same expenses of any other month. Worse yet, the same problem is scheduled to recur at the end of November, when the current payment system expires, and a 23% cut goes into effect. On Jan. 1, 2011, it will be 28%, and the following year, 33%. Many of us in primary care medicine run profit margins that won’t allow business to continue with a 23% cut in our fees. Is it any wonder so many physicians are turning away Medicare patients? This is only the latest chapter of the Medicare saga. In the 1980s, Medicare used to be the highest payer, and physician practices loved new Medicare patients. Now Medicare pays only about 78% of what private insurers pay, and Medicare recipients are searching for a home. How did it get this way? Needless to say, costs for medical care have skyrocketed over the last three decades. People are living longer due to improved health care and control of childhood disease, and once deadly diseases are now chronic illnesses. This costs more. Baby boomers are now on Medicare, swelling its ranks, which costs more as well. There are more people who are not over 65 who have Medicare for disability, and these ranks have grown. One can now anticipate some recipients to be on Medicare 40 or 50 years, or even more. This costs more. Malpractice fears fuel the issue as well, as more defensive

medicine is practiced for fear of missing something. More x-rays and labs and referrals to specialists, and more labs and xrays and on and on. This costs more, often much more. Historical perspective In an effort to control costs in the late 1990s, in conjunction with the Balanced Budget Act, something known as the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula was enacted by the then-Congress. It linked growth of the economy to Medicare physician reimbursement — as one went up, the other went down, in a cumulative and ongoing fashion. In the early years, the cuts were 1% or 2%. At least 10 times since then, when successive cuts have come due, Congress has acted to block them, save for a 4.8% cut in 2002, which was allowed to go into effect. Blockage of the cuts are short term patches. They “fix” nothing. They only postpone the need to find a permanent solution to the problem. In the long run, this results in exponential growth in the cost of eliminating SGR. The bill the House of Representatives approved in May 2010 would have laid the groundwork for permanently repealing SGR and replacing it with a better and more stable Medicare physician payment update system. It would also have allowed the opportunity to increase reimbursement for primary care services, to help address the worsening shortage of primary care physician services, and would have provided a statutory guarantee that preventative services would not be cut. But the Senate left those things on the cutting room floor with its alternative bill that became law in June 2010. I wonder, how much does it cost in terms of money, and time, for the House and the Senate to debate the same issue every year? Or, as in the case of 2010, to debate it in January, April, June and November? How much taxpayer money has been squandered in politics? In reacting, rather than fixing problems? In posturing and shooting down other ideas because they didn’t originate in one’s own political party? In business as usual? In voting increases for one’s own salary and ‘discretionary funds,’ while Social Security benefits remain unchanged for another year? In voting oneself exempt from the laws and health insurance that every other American must accept? HR 3590: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act The Medicare issue is not improved at all in the health care reform legislation voted into being earlier this year. In fact, Medicare and Medicaid payments will be cut by a total of $43 billion under the law. Medicare provider cuts will include home health facilities, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care hospitals and hospice programs. It includes new taxes on prescription drugs and on specialty wheelchairs, pacemakers and other medical devices.

While it does increase payments up to 10% for primary care physician practice expenses in health care shortage areas, when measured against the 33% cut that is due at the same time, there is still a net loss in revenue for such practices. The act also will result in implementation of 159 new offices, bureaus, commissions and programs — that means a lot more government employees.

As health coverage is expanded to cover the estimated 34 million Americans who currently do not have health insurance, the current nationwide shortage in primary care services will reach critical proportions. With fewer and fewer doctors in training choosing primary care, primary care may cease to be provided by physicians at all. It is not inconceivable that such care will be delivered by non-physicians, such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, who are employed by the government. The perfect storm Dramatic cuts in Medicare reimbursement are expected by many physicians. The election in early November will likely result in fewer incumbents retaining their seats. It is from this group of Congressmen that the next vote on the Medicare cuts will come, if it is addressed at all. It is also the time during which physicians have the opportunity to change their participation status with Medicare for 2011. Many will opt out of Medicare. Remember, as many as 31% of primary care practices surveyed limited the number of Medicare patients in 2009. In a separate online survey of American physicians in 2010, 84% of physicians responded that they would stop seeing new Medicare patients, stop seeing all Medicare patients, or consider closing their practices if these cuts were not reversed. These numbers are frightening in their scope. If even half of them followed through, the crisis in access to care would be, indeed, a perfect storm. About the author Marie Wolfgang, MD, FACP has been a practicing office-based internist in Seaford for the last 18 years. She is actively involved with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, serving as the chairperson of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, and was recently nominated to serve on the Delaware Pharmacy Committee for Medicaid. Dr. Wolfgang has been the vice president of the Nanticoke Physicians Organization since its inception about nine years ago. When important Medicare legislation was being raised in Congress over the last 10 years, she has educated her patients about the issues, and encouraged them to become involved by contacting their Senators and Representatives. Dr. Wolfgang is involved also with the American Cancer Society through the Relay For Life, having raised over $110,000 in the past 11 years. She is a past recipient of the Athena Award.

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Politics Sarah Brady supports Chris Coons

Sarah Brady, the honorary chair of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and a Delaware voter, urges Delaware residents to vote for Chris Coons in the U.S. Senate race and not Republican nominee Christine O’Donnell. “Christine O’Donnell might not be a witch, but her views on sensible gun laws are plain wicked,” Sarah Brady said. “If she’s elected to the United States Senate, it would be Fright Night on gun policy.” Inexplicably, O’Donnell has charged that the United Nations “is considering some massive reforms, massive policies that will severely restrict our Second Amendment rights,” and has argued that “regardless of circumstance, regardless of income, every Delawarean, every citizen, has a constitutional right to self-defense,” suggesting that she opposes the 1968 gun laws that barred felons, the dangerously mentally ill and others from having guns. Brady, a former staffer for the Republican National Committee, said she had strongly supported Michael Castle before his loss to O’Donnell in the Republican primary. “I have known Michael Castle for a long time, and he’s a wonderful man who would have made a wonderful Senator,” Brady said. “I think Chris Coons is a fine man, too, and his views on the issues are close to Congressman Castle’s. But O’Donnell is a vote for obstruction instead of progress. And she’s clearly under the spell of the gun lobby.” As the nation’s largest, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Campaign, with its dedicated network of Million Mom March Chapters, works to enact and enforce sensible gun laws, regulations and public policies. The Brady Campaign is devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work and in our communities. Visit the Brady Campaign website at For continuing insight and comment on the gun issue, read Paul Helmke’s blog at

Urquhart gains endorsement

Glen Urquhart, the Republican nominee for Delaware’s U.S. House seat, has been endorsed by Freedom Works PAC, one of the leading voices in America for restoring limited government and economic freedom and prosperity. On Oct. 7, Urquhart spoke at the Delaware Rail Splitters Meeting in Wilmington and outlined why he signed on to the Contract From America. For more information about the pledge, visit

Republican Pledge to Delaware

Republican leaders in the Delaware State House of Representatives have unveiled a pledge to Delaware. Titled “Putting Delawareans First,” the brief document details the principles under which Delaware’s House Republican leaders pledge to operate and specific initiatives they promise to introduce and back in

the upcoming legislative session. State House Minority Whip Dan Short (R-Seaford) said the pledge will help citizens, who may not be aware of what House Republicans have been trying to do on their behalf. “I think the vast majority of the public would favor the proposals we’re making in this document, but I doubt many people know about them. Our House and Senate are Democrat controlled and a lot of these measures have been bottled-up and killed, not because of their lack of virtues but due to pure political considerations. I challenge Democrats, Republicans, Tea Party members and those that are independent to look at what we’re proposing, decide if these ideas are worthy of their support and, if so, take action to help us get them done.” The Putting Delawareans First document contains five principles that call for House Republicans to oppose tax hikes; fight the growth of state spending; support measures to make government more transparent and accountable; protect citizens’ right to choose their own healthcare options; and safeguard Delaware’s state right to govern itself. The document also contains nine specific legislative proposals that will be introduced in the next session of the General Assembly.

O’Donnell down 11 points

Christine O’Donnell, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, is now within 11 points of her opponent, New Castle County Executive Chris Coons. It marks a 10-point jump following the debate last Wednesday at the University of Delaware. “It is clear that as voters become increasingly aware of my opponent’s liberal record of increasing taxes and wasteful spending, they understand the real choice that they face on November 2,” said O’Donnell, who would be seated immediately to fight in the lame duck session should she win the election. The poll was conducted on Oct. 14 by Rasmussen Reports, and had a very scientific 500 likely voter sample. The results were 40% Christine O’Donnell and 51% Chris Coons.

Coastline needs to be protected By John Carney As you may have heard, President Obama recently lifted the six-month moratorium on offshore oil and natural gas drilling. Protecting Delaware’s coastline is one of my top priorities. I spoke out against President Obama’s plan to allow drilling off of the Delaware coast when it was first proposed, and my position has not changed. We should not expose our state’s tourism and fishing industries to a potential disaster like the one that occurred off the coast of Louisiana. Delawareans need to stand up and demand that the federal government abandon its drilling plans off of our shoreline and urge President Obama to instead invest in clean energy technology that will protect our environment, end our dependence on fossil fuels, and create the jobs Delaware needs.

Please sign the petition now. We’ll be holding an event soon to discuss the impact of these plans and tell the media about the thousands of Delawareans who have made their voices heard. Thanks for your support. If I’m fortunate enough to be elected your Congressman this November, I will always fight for Delaware and work to ensure that future generations have access to clean beaches and fresh air.

O’Donnell complains about GOP

Republican Senate nominee Christine O’Donnell of Delaware is calling out the Republican establishment in Washington for not helping her underdog campaign. In an interview on ABC’s “This Week” that aired recently, the tea party favorite said she has asked the National Republican Senatorial Committee for help but that the group is standing on the sidelines even though her Democratic rival, Chris Coons, is getting a boost from his party. A spokesman for the Republican committee, Brian Walsh, has noted that the group gave O’Donnell the maximum direct contribution of $42,000 and is working with her campaign. The committee is not spending heavily on ads as it is in closer races elsewhere. Polls show Coons with a strong lead.

NRSC comments on recent debate

In reporting on the recent Delaware Senate debate, consider the following statement from the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC): “Voters in Delaware saw a clear contrast between Christine O’Donnell, a fiscal

conservative who would vote to lower taxes and rein in the growth of government, and Chris Coons, a big-government liberal whose record proves he would blindly rubberstamp his party’s tax hikes, reckless spending and out-of-control debt if sent to Washington. If voters want more of the same from Washington, they can elect Chris Coons. But if they want to push back against the direction in which Washington politicians are taking our nation, they should vote for Christine O’Donnell,” said Chris Bond, NRSC spokesman.

Economic recovery payment By Press Secretary Robert Gibbs Many seniors are struggling in the face of the economic downturn, having seen their savings fall. News that the Social Security Administration will for a second year not provide a cost of living adjustment for social security benefits highlights these struggles. The President will renew his call for a $250 Economic Recovery Payment to our seniors this year, as well as to veterans and people with disabilities. Last year, under the Recovery Act, 56 million people benefited from the first Economic Recovery Payment —including about 50 million Social Security beneficiaries. We’re grateful that Speaker Pelosi has indicated she will bring the new Economic Recovery Payment to a vote and we urge members of Congress on both sides of the aisle to support our seniors, veterans and others with disabilities who depend on these benefits.

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Cannon Hall destroyed by fire Continued from page five

Hall, lived in Cannon Hall until her death in 1884. According to a history of Woodland written by Marilee Bradley, former owner of Cannon Hall, after Luraney moved into Cannon Hall, she paid for construction of a Methodist-Episcopal church in the community. The church burned to the ground decades later. “During the fire, the wind was blowing toward Cannon Hall,” Bradley wrote. “A woman was heard crying and praying that

if the Lord would only change the direction of the wind and save the house, she would devote all her remaining years to his works and to that of the church. The wind suddenly shifted and the home was spared.” That woman was Julia Ann Hall and true to her word, she allowed the congregation to meet in her home until a new church, which she paid for, was completed, Bradley wrote. The Woodland United Methodist Church, still standing, was dedi-

cated Aug. 26, 1883. Bradley and her husband, Fulton, bought Cannon Hall in 1961 and spent 11 years renovating it. In a June 1972 article in The Leader newspaper, reporter Grace Thackery described the home’s floors, 2 and ¼ inches thick and hand-hewn to the floor beams, the cherry and heart pine stair railing and the exposed ceiling beams in what the Bradleys used for a family room. Thackery also wrote that Fulton Bradley could not tell her how much time he

had put into the renovation. “I couldn’t even guess,” he said. “I don’t know how much money I have in it, either. I don’t want to know.” The Griffies family bought Cannon Hall 16 years ago. In an interview in 1998, Marilyn Griffies said that the house was still much as it was when Jacob Cannon built it. The original clapboard siding still covered the structure, she said, and the horsehair plaster walls were the ones that were put up in 1812.




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The photo at left, taken about two years ago in Woodland, gives a good view of the almost two-centuries-old Cannon Hall. The photo at right was taken mid-afternoon on Sunday. Photos by Keith Livingston



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I solemnly pledge to never vote to raise taxes as long as I serve.

Government can be the problem As we approach Election Day, I believe you share the same concern for our country as I do. Never before in my lifetime have I feared for our nation’s future so much. Unlike concern during the Vietnam War, the Cold War or on 9/11 when obvious threats came from afar, today I fear that our country’s greatest enemy lives within. But as concerned as I am for America’s future, I would like to ask you to take just a few minutes to consider Sussex County and my desire to continue to serve as a County Councilman. Unlike our federal government, Sussex County has managed your tax dollars efficiently and with a great appreciation to the fact that it’s your money, not the government’s. During my tenure, we have never raised taxes, and if re-elected, I solemnly pledge to never vote to raise taxes as long as I serve. I say this with confidence, because I am a conservative. When I was first elected, I discovered the county was nearly $10 million in debt and began to work to encourage our government to pay off its debt. Today, we are debt-free. When I became President of County Council two years ago, an audit indicated the budget had a soaring deficit. Liberals speak of fixing our budget with tax increases, but I pushed for reduced spending and as a result we cut government expenses by 16% without laying-off workers or reducing critical services. Today our county is running a budget surplus. As a result, while governments all over America are having their bond ratings downgraded, Sussex County recently was awarded an upgraded bond rating as recognition of the hard work and sacrifice made to keep Sussex County on solid footing. Additionally, we have voted to suspend the capitation tax. I am a sixth generation Sussex Countian and so these conservative principles that make us strong are bred into my bones. I love everything about Sussex and desire to serve her people. From the fields of western Sussex, to the beaches in the east, and for all the hard

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working families in between, I desire to make government the least of your worries. I believe in personal responsibility, so for me, government is not the solution to our problems, but oftentimes is the problem. It is with a faith in God that I believe America will survive. There are many things happening that I cannot control, but if you would please give me your vote on November 2nd, I promise to always work hard for you so that we may continue to be a shining example of how good government is supposed to be. Vance Phillips

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Voters need more specifics

We are in the midst of a fierce debate about the role government should play in our economy. This is a good debate to have. It is also a continuation of an argument that goes back to the earliest days of our republic. During George Washington’s administration, two titans squared off: Alexander Hamilton, the Secretary of the Treasury, and Thomas Jefferson, the Secretary of State. Hamilton believed in a vigorous central government. He favored internal improvements – roads, bridges and canals – that would foster manufacturing and trade. He was backed by Washington. Jefferson had a very different vision. Foreseeing America as a primarily agrarian nation, he supported a weak central government that wouldn’t meddle with internal improvements. He was backed by

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James Madison and the South’s planter (or slave-owning) class. The North welcomed roads and canals, the South resisted them. Fortunately, for America, and the world, the strong central government of the Union, with the help of the North’s powerful manufacturing base, was able to settle that era’s argument about the authority of the federal government. But the question of the federal government’s role lingers, even as the issues have changed. One of the biggest issues this year is the federal bailouts. Republican candidates Christine O’Donnell (U.S. Senate) and Glen Urquhart (House of Representatives) have staked out a position against all federal bailouts. As a member of a small family business for 30 years, I sympathize with this view. I don’t like bailouts either. But here’s the problem: campaign talk is easy; governing is hard. Let’s look at the General Motors bailout, which began during the waning days of the Bush Administration. Bush had pumped billions into the failing automaker, but Barack Obama, upon assuming office, faced a crisis: GM was still on the verge of collapse. Checking contemporary accounts, I found estimates for the potential job loss, similar to the numbers the Obama Administration would have used when making its decisions. They ranged from 275,000 lost jobs in the Midwest alone to a doomsday scenario where GM’s bankruptcy would have led to the falling dominoes of Chrysler, the auto parts suppliers, and on to Ford and Honda of America, for the simple reason they wouldn’t have had the parts necessary to manufacture cars. The stores and businesses these workers patronized would also have suffered. Estimated job loss: 3 million. Would that have happened? We don’t know. But consider this: Before Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, economists didn’t consider its existence vital to the world’s financial system. Afterward, virtually all economists pointed to the psychological impact of Lehman Brothers’ failure as the spark that set off the international financial meltdown. Imagine the economic impact of even 275,000 lost jobs, in a country already teetering on the edge of a depression. Imagine the psychological impact of the failure of GM, a company once synonymous with America’s industrial might. Imagine now that you are president and you have to decide if you are going to let 275,000 good, middle class jobs disappear, knowing they will never return. For Obama, this was no mere men-

tal exercise. He had to make a decision, knowing he would be castigated either way. He forced out the company president, forced the company into bankruptcy, forced it to cut back, and, yes, provided billions more to keep it afloat. The result: a company that is hiring workers and turning a profit. The story’s not over, but the outcome has been far better than most experts predicted. One striking fact: GM’s sales in China are up 48 percent over last year. In fact, for the first six months of this year, GM sold more cars in China than in the U.S. A U.S. car manufacturer competing successfully abroad? That’s a story all Americans should enjoy hearing. And it wouldn’t have been possible without Obama’s decisive leadership. Here’s my question for O’Donnell and Urquhart. I know you’re against government bailouts, but voters need something more specific than a sound bite. Are you still against the GM bailout, knowing that tens of thousands of American jobs would have vanished forever? Don Flood


Democrats care about working people

Delawareans need jobs. Americans all over the country need jobs. Yet, just before adjournment of the U.S. Congress, the Republicans blocked a bill from coming to the Senate floor that could keep jobs in America. The Democratic party wanted to end certain tax breaks for companies that have been sending jobs overseas, and provide new incentives to businesses bringing jobs home. The bill which would have accomplished this was successfully blocked by the Republicans. This is proof that the Republican party does not care about the American worker or the unemployed. We are about to have an election on November 2 which will determine which party will control Congress for the next two years. Do we want these naysayers controlling Congress, or do we want Democrats who want to help the American worker? The Democratic candidates for Congress, Chris Coons and John Carney, have shown their real concern for Delaware workers, and their opponents have not. The races could be close, so it is important that everyone concerned about working people vote for the party that wants to help the American people, the Democratic Party. Nancy Sedmak-Weiss

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Final Word

U.S. built on private industry

A funny thing happened on the way to the White House the other day. Our Commander-in-Chief, former state senator, U.S. senator, community organizer and president of the Harvard Law Review made a shocking revelation which resulted in a public epiphany. After 20 months of on the job training and nearly a trillion dollars of taxpayer funded stimulus (that we don’t actually have) he declared, “There’s no such thing as shovel-ready projects.” This would be hysterically funny, if it were not tragically sad. The point in fact, being, that any project that is “shovel-ready” would not be at that stage unless funds had already been accounted for and dedicated to it. A small, but monumental detail that did not escape our own Delaware legislators as they raced hither and fro, attempting to locate the aforesaid “shovel-ready projects.” What they did locate, were lots of signs which read “this project funded by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act.” How nice. If this were the largest admission of incompetence this week, then the most truthfilled declaration of wisdom came from an equally unlikely source. During a debate in Nevada, when Harry Reid stated that the creation of jobs is my number one priority, his opponent, Sharon Angle retorted, “it is not your job to create jobs, but rather, to create the conditions that allow private industry to flourish, thereby creating permanent jobs in our private sector.” A small, but monumental detail. There are countries where the form of governance dictates that the public sector supply all the jobs. Think China, North Korea, Venezuela and Cuba. We all know the name for this form of governance. Then there are the examples of France and Greece, where unfunded pensions and benefits are responsible for rioting in the streets and public service shutdowns. Are either of these visions of progress that we seek for America? The fact is, while jobs like firefighters, police and teachers are not only important, but necessary and vital, our economy demands that the majority of us work in private industry. Our government was intended by de-

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