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VOL. 12 NO. 27

New ordinance will impact property owners, developers

NEWS HEADLINES ENERGY SURVEY - A survey reveals the way most Delaware residents feel about offshore wind power and what they’re willing to pay. Page 2

By Lynn R. Parks

VOLUNTEERS - At the age of 97, she is still an active member in all the functions of the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary. Page 8 DON'T FALL BACK YET - Don't turn your clocks back yet. Daylight Savings Time will be around longer this year. Page 9 TASERS - Blades Police officers have completed their taser training and are now carrying tasers with them while on patrol. Page 11 HOMICIDE CHARGE - A 24-year-old has been charged with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, DUI and drug related charges. Page 14 BIOTECH - Delaware Tech has been awarded $499,973 by the National Science Foundation for Biotechnology Education. Page 16 BUSY LADY - Evelyn Wilson, director of the Coverdale Crossroads Community Center, is a busy woman. Find out why. Page 17 HOMECOMING WIN - The Woodbridge varsity football team picked up an 18-6 Homecoming win over Laurel last Saturday. Page 41 STARS OF THE WEEK - A Woodbridge football player and a Seaford field hockey player are this week’s Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 43 HISTORIC SITE - A Delaware Historical Marker dedication will commemorate the formal opening of the Delaware Railroad to Seaford. Page 50



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The Nellie G. Allen Curiosity Shop in Seaford, is getting ready for the holiday rush. Photo by Lynn Parks

Soroptimist Club hands out $100,000 a year from money raised in the Curiosity Shop By Lynn R. Parks Malls and stores across the nation are starting to prepare for Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that marks the start of the Christmas shopping season. Similarly, Lori Milton, manager of the Nellie G. Allen Curiosity Shop in Seaford, is getting ready, lining up volunteers to help out with the rush of shoppers she is expecting. “Last year, we had 100 people lined up outside on Friday morning, waiting for the store to open,” Milton said. But the thrift shop is not busy only at Christmas. According to Milton, the store makes about 2,000 sales a week, the proceeds from which go to the Soroptimist Club in Seaford. The club in turn gives the money back to the community, in scholarships and in donations to organizations including Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, area fire companies, the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, schools, the Seaford Mission and the Seaford District Library. Most recently, the club gave money to the Sussex County chapter of Habitat for Humanity and to Delaware Hospice, for a new Hospice center to be built in Milford.

In all, the club hands out about $100,000 a year. All of that money is generated in the Curiosity Shop, which sells clothes and other items that are donated by members of the community. “Your donations are what make all the wonderful things we do possible,” said Nancy Hickman, chairwoman of the Soroptimist Club’s ways and means committee, which oversees the shop. “We are so grateful for all the community’s donations.” (Note: The shop does not accept large items of furniture, appliances or mattresses. “We simply do not have the room to display them,” Hickman said.) Hickman said that the Curiosity Shop benefits the community in three ways. In addition to generating income for good causes, it provides 22 jobs. It also provides a place where people in western Sussex can buy good-quality used clothing at very low prices. Every other Thursday, shoppers can get whole bags of clothing for $2 each. For one day about every three weeks, all women’s pants in the store are just 50 cents. And once a week, the prices on all children’s items are reduced to 25 Continued on page four

According to state law, all counties and municipalities have to have laws in place by the end of the year to protect groundwater. The Seaford City Council is set to vote on the city’s wellhead protection ordinance at its next meeting, Nov. 12. If approved, the law would go into effect before Dec. 31. City manager Dolores Slatcher has said that the new set of laws will have significant impact on property owners and developers. The ordinance would limit construction and land use in areas that the state has designated as groundwater recharge areas — lands through which rainwater seeps into the ground to fill the aquifers from which we pull drinking water. Those areas include all of downtown and much of the rest of the city. Slatcher has said that there are hundreds of acres in the city’s development zones that will be affected. The ordinance would apply to all new construction and to renovations and expansions of current buildings. Existing construction would be allowed to remain, but during any renovation project would have to be upgraded to meet the law. At a public meeting held in March to discuss the ordinance, then director of operations Charles Anderson, who has since been named assistant city manager, told the council that the new law would apply to all zoning districts in the city. “The goal is to protect public safety by minimizing contamination of drinking water,” he said. Under the new ordinance, property that is in the groundwater recharge area could have no more than 35 percent coverage by impervious material. Impervious material like blacktop impedes rainwater from seeping into the ground. Some exceptions to the 35-percent coverage limit would be allowed, but only with an engineering study to prove that the development is not hindering recharge of the aquifer. “In our whole downtown, the lots will not be as buildable as they once were,” Anderson said. The ordinance would also prohibit certain land-use in the recharge areas. Underground storage tanks larger than 100 gallons, including tanks used to store home heating oil, would be banned. Storage of toxic and hazardous waste would be prohibited, as would gasoline stations and dry cleaning establishments. Golf courses would be allowed only if they were “green” — if they did not apply pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides. Any spills in the recharge areas would have to be reported immediately and cleaned up within 45 days.


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Delaware residents not only are supportive of offshore wind power, according to new analysis of a survey conducted by University of Delaware researchers, but they’re willing to pay to have it instead of coal or natural gas power. “After analyzing the survey data and completing statistical analyses, we concluded that residents statewide would be willing to pay between $500 million and $550 million to have offshore wind as a source of power over coal or natural gas,” said Jeremy Firestone, one of the survey’s authors. The results are described in a forthcoming report by Firestone and Willett Kempton, both marine policy scientists and faculty members in UD’s College of Marine and Earth Studies, and doctoral student Andrew Krueger, who detailed the findings in his dissertation. The team’s analysis comes at a pivotal time for wind energy in the state. In accordance with a mandate from the Delaware state legislature, Delmarva Power & Light solicited energy bids in 2006 that included preferences for price-stable and nonpolluting sources of electricity. Bluewater Wind LLC, with an offshore wind power proposal, won the bid over coal and natural gas proposals, and is currently involved in power purchasing nego-

tiations with Delmarva Power to supply energy. Nine Delaware municipalities in a separate agreement also have signed on to purchase power from the offshore wind power project. Recently, Bluewater Wind and Delmarva Power took an interim step and filed their terms for the project, which indicated that wind energy likely will cost ratepayers 10.59 cents per kilowatt-hour. To put that number in context, Firestone said, that rate is less than the current amount Delmarva bills its customers for the electricity supply. Based on figures provided by the companies and the state, Firestone and Kempton preliminarily estimate that, at most, the Bluewater bid would cost Delmarva ratepayers on average $5.04 per month more than conventional power over the 25-year contract term. If one were to spread the $500-550 million dollar premium found in the study over all Delaware households over 25 years, the average monthly household premium would be $4.82 to $5.26 per month, Firestone said. “People (in the survey) were very supportive of wind even when we asked about price premiums much greater than the per-month premium they actually will have to pay,” he said.

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“Approximately 80% of Delaware residents would rather pay at least $30 per month for three years to locate a wind farm off the Delaware coast than to build another coal or natural gas plant.” The public’s willingness to pay $500 million extra, as found by the survey, is actually sound economic policy, Kempton added. “By our estimates, over 25 years, the financial value of these health benefits is over $1 billion.” Building on Previous Findings The latest findings support initial results the team released in January based on the same survey, which they mailed to 2,000 randomly selected Delaware residents in September 2006. They received a total of 949 completed surveys from among the 1,839 valid mailings for a response rate of about 52%. The initial results showed that, when given the choice of paying a variety of three-year monthly fees for offshore wind farms instead of expanding current sources of energy — coal or natural gas — 91% chose wind power, and 9% chose coal or natural gas. When offered at no cost, 95% of respondents chose wind power. The group’s research was supported by a Green Energy Fund grant from the Delaware Energy Office in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and by the University of Delaware. Survey results also indicate that Delawareans support offshore wind power development — erecting turbines as tall as 400 ft. off the coast to create energy — primarily because of concerns about electricity rates and air quality. “When you consider that Delmarva Power customers recently experienced a price shock when rates rose 59% in 2006, it makes sense that one of the biggest reasons given for supporting wind power is electricity cost if residents thought wind power would lead to more stable rates in the long run,” Krueger said. Winds of Change But one finding from the new analysis, the scientists said, challenges conventional wisdom. Members of the wind industry and policy makers traditionally thought that wind farms must be “out of sight, out of mind” in order to garner public support, but the Delaware public opinion survey findings suggest otherwise. During their analysis, the researchers considered survey respondents living in three Delaware areas — inland, along the Delaware Bay and near the ocean — and examined their willingness to pay to move a wind farm further offshore. Not surprisingly, residents living closest to the ocean were willing to pay more than the other groups to move turbines further offshore. “Where you put the wind farm, people don’t care that much once you get it out seven miles,” Firestone said, explaining that although there is a preference to move turbines further offshore, Delaware residents are still highly supportive of wind power development when projects are located within the viewshed. “Overall, even individuals living right by the ocean, as soon as you put it more than a mile away, they’d prefer looking at those wind turbines over building another coal or natural gas plant,” he said. According to the terms negotiated by Bluewater Wind and Delmarva Power and filed with the State, Bluewater will construct a 150-turbine, 450-megawatt Delaware offshore wind park about 11.5 miles offshore from Cape Henlopen and 12.5 miles from Rehoboth Beach. Kempton and Firestone are part of a research group at the UD College of Marine and Earth Studies that is exploring the science, resource and policy implications of offshore wind power. Currently, the scientists and their graduate students are analyzing results of a survey they administered this summer on out-of-state visitors to Delaware's beaches that explored how an offshore wind farm would affect tourism. That project is funded by the Delaware Sea Grant College Program — a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the state of Delaware and the University that conducts marine research, education and outreach projects throughout the state. Andy Krueger’s dissertation on the Delaware public opinion survey results is available online at the website


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Seaford will shore up Nanticoke River bank By Lynn R. Parks The city of Seaford will have to spend more than $50,000 to shore up the Nanticoke River bank at the city’s power plant. The bank was damaged during the June 2006 flood and any additional washout there could harm the power plant’s cooling towers, city manager Dolores Slatcher said. Slatcher said that the city tried unsuccessfully to get Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds to pay for the bank repair. After the flooding, President Bush declared that Sussex County was a disaster area. The city will pay for the work out of its electric reserve fund. The money will be reimbursed to the fund in the 2009 budget. “We would like to get this done before winter sets in,” Slatcher told the council. “It is a washed out area and any more flooding there could really hurt the towers.” The city council Tuesday night voted to accept the bid submitted by Hopkins Construction, Bridgeville, for $53,000. Council members agreed with a recommendation by assistant city manager Charles Anderson that the lowest bid, $52,000, submitted by Van Wyk Construction in Pennsylvania, be rejected because of the company’s lack of experience. The company has been in business for only two years, Anderson said, and has never done a job like this one. “The city has had previous experience

with Hopkins Construction,” Anderson wrote in a memo to the council. Hopkins is “a local firm with experience in performing sheeting, concrete and pipe work.” Slatcher said that she had spoken with city solicitor Jim Fuqua, who agreed that Van Wyk’s lack of experience could be a problem. “He said that this is not the type of job where you want somebody just beginning in the field,” Slatcher said. Other bids submitted were for $82,000 and $123,000.

Handicapped parking space denied

Beverly Ruark’s request that the city of Seaford reserve a parking space for the handicapped in front of her house has been denied. The city council Tuesday night voted to turn down her request on the recommendation of assistant city manager Charles Anderson. The council also voted to remove the parking space for the handicapped that is in front of the recently-closed Positive Steps exercise facility on Water Street. In a memo to the council, Anderson, who visited Ruark’s Hickory Lane home with Seaford Police Lt. Glen VanFleet, said that Ruark, who does not drive, has a driveway. “She stated that [the driveway] is used by friends and family to pick her up and drop her off,” Anderson wrote. In addition, the driveway opening provides a spot for the state Dart bus, which Ruark uses, to pull in, he added. “We did not find sufficient justification

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cents and on all adult items to 50 cents. “Nothing goes on the racks that we would not buy ourselves,” Hickman said. That means that clothing that is torn or that is dirty does not become part of the Curiosity Shop inventory. Workers at the shop examine all donated items, to make sure that they meet the shop’s standard. All of the dolls that are donated to the shop are refurbished by Soroptimist volunteer Helen Records, Seaford. The shop is named for a charter member of the Soroptimist Club in Seaford and a driving force behind the creation of the Curiosity Shop 46 years ago. Soroptimist Club member Jan Lundquist said that Nel-

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lie Allen, founder with her husband, Charles, of Allen Family Foods, Seaford, stored donated items in her garage in the early days of the shop. The current Curiosity Shop, at 1100 Middleford Road, was dedicated in December 2002. It is next to Soroptimist Park, which can be included in the list of causes that benefit from the money generated by the shop. For your information: The Nellie G. Allen Curiosity Shop, 1100 Middleford Road, Seaford, is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For information, call the shop, 629-2650.

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that a hardship exists for Ms. Ruark,” Anderson said in his memo. “The addition of a handicapped parking space on [the] street, where alternative access exists, may set a precedent that will affect future requests of a similar nature.” Removing the Positive Steps handicapped parking spot came at the recommendation of Vice Mayor Rhea Shannon, who was acting as mayor in the absence of Mayor Ed Butler. Shannon said that since Positive Steps, which was operated by Nanticoke Health Services and was visited by several elderly and handicapped people, has closed, the specially designated parking space is no longer needed. The council agreed by unanimous vote.

Sliding board removed from park

The sliding board at Nutter Park in Seaford was set to be removed yesterday. City manager Dolores Slatcher told the city council Tuesday night that the city’s insurance company refused to cover the sliding board because of its condition. “Travelers Insurance questioned the safety of the slide,” Slatcher said. The slide’s landing deck, platform and handrails did not meet safety standards, she added. Slatcher said that the city will look into buying another piece of equipment to replace the slide.

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'Close-ups of History'

Margaret W. Burroughs will be in the Seaford District Library on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m., with copies of her book, "Close-ups of History." The book will make an exceptional Christmas gift. It consists of more than 100 photographs taken by her late husband, Henry D. Burroughs, who was a photographer with Associated Press for more than 30 years. Personal commentary adds special personal appeal. The books will be for sale at $40 per copy, signed by Margaret Burroughs who compiled and edited the collection. The public is invited. Profits from the sale of the books will be shared by the Seaford District Library and the Seaford Historical Society.

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Walk to combat hunger is set for Nov. 11, starting at West Seaford Elementary The Western Sussex CROP Hunger Walk is Sunday, Nov. 11, beginning at 2 p.m. The 3.1- mile walk will start in the West Seaford Elementary School parking lot. Organized locally, the CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk raises funds to help stop hunger and poverty in the local community as well as around around the world through self-help initiatives. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised will go to food closets of participating communities, including the Seaford Community Food Closet at St. John’s United Methodist Church. This year, Western Sussex County and some 2,000 cities and towns nationwide are joining together in interfaith community CROP Hunger Walks. CROP Walks

continue to play a role in the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. To participate in the walk as an individual or team, contact the Rev. Constance Hastings at St. John’s Church, 629-9466, or Eleanor Terrell at 628-1515. In addition to people who can take pledges and walk, help is needed to supply water and cookies for the walkers, take pledge money at the donation table and be available for clean up. People can bring pets to accompany them on the walk as long as they are carried or leashed. Children and youth are required to have adult supervision and parental permission in order to participate. In the event of rain, plans are being made to have the walk in a large, sheltered area.

Stores in downtown Seaford to be open the evening of Nov. 15 for Girls’ Night Out The stores along historic High Street in downtown Seaford will celebrate the opening of the holiday season Thursday, Nov. 15, with the second annual Girls’ Night Out. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. All shops and several other businesses on High Street will be open for Christmas shopping. In addition, retailers with businesses outside of the downtown area will have booths set up and artists from Nanticoke River Arts, an area art league, will have their works on sale. Ducks Unlimited will also have several art pieces that will be auctioned off. The Seaford Police Department will provide foot patrol during the evening. Sponsors are: Allen Family Foods Dave & Casey Kenton

Rehoboth Coldwell Bankers Commercial Real Estate Applebee’s of Seaford Grotto Pizza Seaford Golf & Country Club Pro Shop Regional Builders Harley Davidson of Seaford Massey’s Used Cars Peninsula Oil & Propane Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church St. John’s United Methodist Church For further information, contact Sonja Mehaffey at 2 Cats Herbary, Bath & Body, 628-1601.

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Heritage Jewelers in Seaford held a ribbon cutting on October 15. The store reopened under new management. From left are John Craig, Laurie VanSciver, Carol Painter, Jennifer Grassett, Seaford Mayor Ed Butler and Seaford City Manager Dolores Slatcher. Photo by Daniel Richardson.

A record 160 business leaders and government officials are learning they have more in common with school principals than they ever realized thanks to the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s Principal for a Day program. The program, which runs the week of October 22-26, connects the business and education communities as business leaders shadow principals for a day. Together, they learn about each other’s respective professions, share management ideas and often develop ongoing working relationships. Guest principals participate in the daily routine of school from bus duty through lunch. During a typical day, a guest principal may greet students as they arrive at school, spend time in a classroom, talk with faculty, visit the school cafeteria during lunch, and discuss budget and workforce development issues with faculty and administrative staff. Local guest principals include: Susan Nancarrow, Blades Elementary School; Cathy J. Townsend, Delmar High School; Dr. Cristy Greaves, North Laurel Elementary; Robert Zachry, Seaford Central Elementary; Stephanie Smith, Seaford Middle School; Clarence Davis, Seaford High School; Corey Miklus, Woodbridge Elementary School; and Robert Adams, Woodbridge High School.

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Sandy Duncan, a local realtor with Callaway, Farnell and Moore, Inc., traveled with a Delaware group of realtor recently to Slidell, La., to help build Habitat Homes. Duncan also participated in the Women’s Build in Seaford Village with Habitat. Many have forgotten about the Hurricane Katrina tragedy that left so many people homeless. There is still a lot of work to be done. The Delaware Association of realtors put together a team of volunteers that included Kathy Goodman, Kathy's daughter, Kirsten, and Sandy Duncan. With contributions from the Sussex County Association of Realtors and Callaway, Farnell and Moore, the group left on Sept. 16 for a week-long mission. Sandy says, “We contributed to the

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Meet Your Fire Service Volunteers Minnie O’Day still active in auxiliary after 60 years The Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers continue their series of articles highlighting the men and women who serve as volunteers in the local fire departments. These volunteers work tirelessly providing protection and responding in time of need. We hope the series helps to show our respect for their efforts as we increase community awareness of their sacrifices.

By Donna Dukes-Huston Minnie O’Day celebrates sixty years with the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary. At the age of ninety-seven, she is still an active member in all the functions of the auxiliary. O’Day has served in many capacities for the auxiliary, but she has held onto the same job at dinners for all this time. “My first job was dumplings sixty years ago, and it’s still dumplings now,” O’Day said. In addition, she cuts cakes and pies and helps in the kitchen. O’Day also has another very important job, according to Rosalie Hastings, president of the auxiliary. “Minnie is the official taste tester,” Hastings joked. “She makes sure everything’s right before we serve it.” Over these sixty years, O’Day has experienced many changes in the auxiliary, but she feels the most beneficial change has been in the advances of cooking equipment. “I used to have to mix the dumplings by hand,” O’Day said. “We would work all day mixing, rolling, and cooking. Now we can do ten pounds at a time with a mixer.” O’Day said potato peelers and slicers have also improved efficiency. O’Day said the biggest events that the auxiliary helps with today are the firefighters’ dinners held in the spring and fall. They feed over 1,000 people at each dinner, according to O’Day. The fall dinner is scheduled to coincide with the Punkin Chunkin. In addition to playing an integral role

on the kitchen committee, O’Day also served as the auxiliary chaplain for twenty years. In the past the firemen had a booth at the Delaware State Fair and O’Day, along with other auxiliary members, helped to operate this booth. According to Hastings, O’Day was named the Sussex County representative for the Ladies Auxiliary of the Delaware Volunteer Fireman’s Association’s Hall of Fame in 2005. In addition to her work with the auxiliary, O’Day has been and continues to be active in community churches. She has been a member of Chaplain’s Chapel Church for sixty-five years and currently serves on the Board of Trustees. She doesn’t miss an opportunity to help in the kitchen for church dinners as well. “I’ll be making the macaroni and cheese for our Homecoming event this weekend,” O’Day said. O’Day is also a member of the United Methodist Women for Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville and helps them with all their food service functions. O’Day has been cooking in some capacity all her life, whether through volunteer organizations of full-time employment. She was a baker at Woodbridge School for twenty-five years. “I love to cook,” O’Day said. “It’s my cup of tea.” Not only does O’Day enjoy cooking, but she enjoys the fellowship that these functions provide. “I’m a company person,” she said. “I just love company.” Despite her busy volunteer schedule, O’Day still finds time for regular rounds of Chinese Checkers with a group of friends. “Sometimes they come in their nightclothes and they bring their own food,” O’Day said. “Sometimes we’re up till midnight.” O’Day admits they probably do more laughing and talking than playing, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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crashes involve pedestrians. “Drivers need to be cautious and look out for pedestrians in the winter months,” says Cindy Genau, a safety specialist with the New Castle County Cooperative Extension. “Make an extra effort to watch out for youth, who may not be as careful about traffic safety practices.” Drivers need to be vigilant in the late afternoon, as well. “Sun glare can be a contributing factor

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Disease killing deer will run its seasonal course The Division of Fish & Wildlife is reassuring Delaware residents and hunters that an insect-borne disease that has been killing white-tailed deer throughout North America does not affect humans and has little long-range ramifications for the health of the state’s deer herd. The disease - epizootic hemorrhagic disease, or EHD for short - is transmitted by small biting flies commonly called midges or “no-see-ums.” All known outbreaks of EHD have occurred in late summer and early fall, and are abruptly curtailed with the onset of frost which kills the midges and suspends the hatch of larvae. Humans cannot be infected by EHD, nor can the disease be transmitted by consuming venison from afflicted animals. (Hunters are advised, however, to avoid eating visibly sick deer because they may be stricken by a secondary infection that could affect people.) EHD is the most significant disease afflicting white-tailed deer in North America but is also the best known and most widely studied, having first been identified in 1955 with regular, almost annual outbreaks since. No pesticides can be sprayed to kill the insects that cause EHD, nor can whitetailed deer be vaccinated against the disease. “We are in a position of allowing nature to run its course and waiting for a hard frost to kill the midges,” said Joe

Rogerson, Division of Fish & Wildlife game mammal biologist. Delaware’s deer have suffered lightly from EHD this year by comparison to Pennsylvania, where several thousand deer have died, and neighboring Mid-Atlantic states, where deer deaths number in the hundreds. Deer have died from EHD in all three counties in Delaware, but mortality has been most concentrated in lower Kent County, outside Harrington and Greenwood. “While the number of deer succumbing to EHD this year is higher than normal, it’s far less than what our surrounding states have seen, especially Pennsylvania,” Rogerson said. The first deer in Delaware to have died from the disease was reported in late August, and at least 75 animals are known since to have fallen victim to EHD. “There were probably deer dying before then, perhaps as early as July, but with the start of the archery season Sept. 1, a lot more people were in the woods and thus found dead deer while hunting,” said Rogerson. Symptoms of the disease in deer resemble another sickness, chronic wasting disease, or CWD, which is not yet known to have occurred in Delaware. Afflicted animals exhibit pronounced swelling of, and bleeding from the head, neck, tongue and eyes. Deer die from EHD as soon as one day after contracting it, but more commonly

The disease epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is transmitted by small biting flies.

survive for three to five days. Carcasses are often recovered near water and the EHD outbreaks are most often associated with periods of drought. The virus deteriorates less than 24 hours after a deer dies, and cannot be spread from carcasses. EHD is not known to threaten livestock. If a hunter or the public should en-

counter a deer carcass and the cause of death is not known, they should telephone Rogerson, at 302-735-3600, and report it. While nothing can be done to prevent the further spread of EHD until colder weather halts the midges from infecting deer, the division would like to document deer mortality for research and to obtain data for future references to the disease.

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Blades begins search for new town administrator By Cathy Shufelt Commenting that he never wants to be tased again, Blades Police Chief Cooke reported that he and other Blades Police officers have now completed their taser training and are now carrying tasers with them while on patrol. The new tasers were purchased with funds from a grant the Blades Police Department received recently. Officers are tased during their training so they know how it feels as well as how people being tased may react. “Although it only lasts for five seconds, it’s a very long five seconds,” said Chief Cooke as he showed the Blades Town Council and residents attending Monday night’s town council meeting what the tasers look and sound like. Chief Cooke also reported that he is working on a “school shooter” plan to help residents and local police handle any potential problems with Blades Elementary School. The plan would work to familiarize police and other law enforcement agencies with floor plans and layouts of the school as well as provide procedures for handling students and suspects. “It is unfortunate we have to have such a plan or even think of having such a plan,” commented one resident. Residents commented they were happy to see Chief Cooke and both of the town’s new police officers patrolling in the Blades community. “We really appreciate how hard they are working to help make our community safe,” said one Blades resident. Police Commissioner Mr. Earl Chaffinch Sr. thanked Chief Cooke and the Blades Police Department for their hard work and dedication to the community. Mr. Chaffinch was appointed police commissioner of the Blades Police department at the September meeting of the Blades Town Council. Mayor David Ruff reported that the storm water project is moving forward, and grant funds have been found to repave 5th St. Funds have also been found to repave Market St. in Blades, which has not been paved in 20 or more years. Mayor Ruff also wants residents to know that the Town of Blades will be observing the Halloween holiday on Oct. 31 with trick or treating from 6 to 8 p.m. for children under age 12. Chief Cooke let residents know he will be talking with students at Blades Elementary about trick or treating safety and handing out candy.

Mr. Donald Trice asked the Blades Town Council to meet with him during their next council workshop to address some of the issues brought about by September’s Town Council meeting. Mr. Trice was police commissioner until September when he was replaced by Mr. Chaffinch and subsequently appointed to the position of water commissioner. Mr. Trice resigned from the council at that meeting and residents attending the meeting were upset by the way they felt the change in appointments was handled. Mr. Trice stated that he felt as though a line has been drawn between Blades residents and members of the council because of last month’s meeting and would like to work with the council to “bring the community together.” Mayor Ruff and council members agreed to meet with Mr. Trice during their Oct. 29 workshop. Mayor Ruff informed everyone attending the Oct. 15 meeting that interviews were being held with applicants for the position of town administrator. Former Town Administrator, Ms. Julie Chelton, retired at the end of August after 30 years with the Town of Blades.

Edward Simpson, historian will be speaker November 5 On Monday, Nov. 5, the Methodist Manor House and the Seaford Historical Society will present noted military historian Edward Simpson. He will talk about the first Confederate submarine the C.S.S. Hunley.The program will take place at 7 p.m. at the Manor House. On Feb. 17, 1864, the Hunley sank the U.S.S. Housatonic, a Union battleship 10 times its size. It was the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship. The Hunley later sank from unknown causes and was not discovered until 1970. It was raised from the sea and can be viewed on weekends north of Charlestown, S.C. where it is still being studied by archeologists. Simpson has been interested in military history all of his life. He served in the submarine service and discovered a drawing of the Hunley in his first Navy manual. The program is open to the public. There is no charge. For further information, call 629-2336.


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Did I eat or do laundry? I don’t know — it’s all a blur In the days leading up to my daughter’s recent wedding, I don’t YNN ARKS think that I ate much. I’m not sure — the week before In the days leading the Saturday wedding is all kind of up to the wedding, I a blur. But I don’t recall preparing any meals and I can’t remember also paid no attention any Chinese takeout, our standard to the diminishing food in emergencies. state of our household I do remember several pieces of pizza, including one during my toilet paper. nephews’ soccer games. That night, I also had a bowl of nachos, a dered what force it was that was making Snickers and a bag of M&Ms. It was all the pile in it grow. delicious, a clue that perhaps I hadn’t eaten recently. Now, much of the clothing that our Another clue — throughout the week, I daughter needs, including several pairs consistently woke up in the morning hunof socks and her best pair of jeans, is gry, immediately ready for whatever 1,200 miles away from where she is livbreakfast was at hand. Sometimes, I reing. Sounds like her dad and I will have member, I made time for my standard to visit. bowl of oatmeal; other times, when I had In the days leading up to the wedding, I too much to do or, late in the week, after also paid no attention to the diminishing the milk ran out, I pushed the hunger off state of our household toilet paper. So that until lunchtime. And yet another clue — when I cleaned about an hour before the wedding, just 60 out the refrigerator Monday, I found food minutes before 70 people were set to arthat I know had been in there, neglected, rive at our house, the downstairs bathroom for a month or more: a small eggplant, was completely out and the upstairs bathbarely recognizable. A couple of cucumroom had only a half roll. And there were bers, still holding their shape but the consistency of soft mud. And a bowl of water- no reserves in the house. I did what women, married and unmarmelon and cantaloupe pieces. When were ried, young and old, have done for cenwatermelons and cantaloupes last in the turies: I turned to my mother. She arrived markets? In the days leading up to the wedding, I about 30 minutes later, carrying a plastic didn’t pay any attention to the laundry. So bag with four rolls of toilet paper in it. that when the big day arrived, we were all Hallelujah! lucky to be able to find undergarments to No food, no clothes and no toilet paper. wear. On the same Monday that I cleaned Small sacrifices that we were willing to out the refrigerator, I did seven loads of make to ensure a lovely wedding ceremolaundry. There are two yet to do — I had ny and celebration. to stop when I ran out of laundry soap. And now, things are back to what passSurprisingly, my daughter, who has es for normal in our house. Last night for supposedly packed and moved out, had as much clothing in those seven loads as dinner, we actually ate vegetables. My did her parents. For a week or more, she husband had a clean shirt to wear to work had been complaining that she had noththis morning. And I plan to buy a package ing to wear. of toilet paper today. As it turned out, instead of putting her Of course, it’s quiet around here. Even dirty laundry in the basket for clothing the mockingbirds and crickets, both of that needed washed, she was throwing it which have been very vocal in this warm in a basket that I had set aside for clothing fall, seem subdued. that needed ironed. Sometimes, when I I’m wondering what the days following zipped past the ironing basket on my way to one wedding chore or another, I wonmy daughter’s recent wedding will be like.



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Elegant Designs, a division of Penco, cut the ribbon on their first location in Seaford on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Located on Stein Highway in front of Penco, Elegant Designs is a 5,300 square foot showroom for luxury bath and kitchen designs. From left are Paula Gunson,

Amanda Griffin, Larry Dernulc, Jeff Zholesnik, Lisa Venables, Jeff Peterson, Mike Vincent, George Sapna, Jodi McElwee, Kent Peterson, Tricia Booth, Martin Dusbifer, Scott Sapna, Seaford Mayor Ed Butler, City Manager Dolores Slatcher, Steve Tull, Gray Warrington and Troy Wheatley. Photo by Daniel Richardson

For Sussex County property owners and residents behind on their taxes and fees, doing business with County government will be a little tougher. Sussex County Council, at its Tuesday, Oct. 16, meeting, voted unanimously to adopt a “clean hands” ordinance that will now require residents and property owners applying for permits or other services to be current on their financial obligations to the County. The new ordinance takes effect immediately. The ordinance requires applicants seeking County approvals, permits, licenses or other services to be current on property and capitation taxes, water/sewer connection and user fees, application fees and permit fees. Prior to the ordinance, applicants could apply for and receive building permits, variances, zoning approvals and other services, despite delinquencies. County officials said the change is necessary to bring applicants into compliance and to establish equity for all Sussex County property owners and residents.

Two cases of Staph infection reported in Delmar By Daniel Richardson The Delmar Middle and Senior High School received word on Friday that two

of its students had contracted Methicillinresistant staphylocccus (MRSA), a variety of staph infection which is spread by contact.



Dr. David Ring, superintendant of the Delmar School District, said that both of the students contracted the disease outside of the school. Neither student has been at school all week and both the parents and the Department of Health contacted the school to inform them of the infections. Although not mandatory by law, the administration at Delmar had the school completely disinfected over the weekend. "We did this just to be proactive," said Dr. Ring. The school's instant alert system, which sends out a message to all employees of the school district and the parents of students, was used to inform parents and staff of the occurrence and to explain

what the school was going to do in response. Both of the students who were infected have been treated and cleared of the disease, according to Dr. Ring. The students both were in middle school and one student returned to school on Monday. According to Dr. Ring, as of Tuesday, the other student had not yet returned to school, but is no longer infectious. "The parents could be keeping the student home just to be safe, but we do not know," said Dr. Ring. No other cases of MRSA have been reported in the school district. A message from Ring was posted on the school’s website on Friday and can be viewed at






BRIDGEVILLE COMMISSION PRESENTS CHECK: The Bridgeville Commission presents checks to Mike Collison of the Bridgeville Lions Club, Fran Smith of the Bridgeville Senior Center, Tom Carey of the Bridgeville Kiwanis Club last Friday following the inaugural Bridgeville Charity Golf Tournament which benefitted those organizations. Photo by Mike McClure


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007

Police Man charged with homicide

On Oct. 17, the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit charged a 24-year-old Greenwood man with vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, DUI and drug related charges stemming from a July 29, 2007 crash that claimed the life of a 30-year-old Milford man. During their investigation, investigators learned that David E. Holt, 24, of Greenwood lost control of a 2000 Dodge Intrepid while rounding a curve at a high rate of speed on Blanchard Rd. The vehicle exited the roadway, flipped numerous times and caught on fire. Three passengers were injured during the crash. Michael A. Dennis, 30, of Milford was ejected and later died as a result of his injuries. Larry E. Wilkerson, 25, of Harrington was ejected and critically injured. David Holt's brother, Charles Holt, 28, of Seaford was ejected and suffered minor injuries. As a result of the investigation, David E. Holt was arrested on the following charges: vehicular homicide, first and second degree vehicular assault, DUI third offense, consumption of cocaine and marijuana. Holt was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $8,500 secured bail.

Domestic dispute in Bridgeville

The Delaware State Police charged a 27-year-old Bridgeville man Tuesday morning after he allegedly restrained his girlfriend in his truck and threatened to kill her during a domestic dispute. The woman was allegedly held against her will for approximately thirty minutes Monday evening at approximately 6 p.m. on Sussex Hwy. near Bridgeville. On Monday, Oct. 15, at 6:53 p.m. troopers from Troop Five responded to the Seaford Police Department to investigate a reported kidnapping. Upon arrival, troopers contacted a 30-year-old Edgewood, Md. woman who alleged she had been involved in a verbal dispute with her boyfriend, Lonnie R. Donohue, 27, of the 18500 block of Oak Rd., Bridgeville. During the investigation, troopers learned that the woman left Donohue’s home on Oak Rd. after the argument. As she walked from Oak Rd. toward US 13, Donohue allegedly pulled up next to her in his black Chevrolet Silverado truck, pulled her inside and locked the doors. The woman told police Donohue drove to a local gas station and it was there she jumped out. After jumping out, Donohue allegedly threatened to kill the woman if she ran and told her to get back in the truck. The woman complied and got back in the truck. At this time, Donohue allegedly drove south on US 13 at a high rate of speed yelling at the woman. The woman told police that she was able to unlock her door and jump out of the truck when Donohue stopped for a red light. An unidentified motorist later took her to the Seaford Police Department. Once at the police department, Donohue allegedly called the woman numerous times on her cell phone after he was told not to call.

Troopers arrested Donohue on the following charges: second degree unlawful imprisonment; terroristic threatening; and phone harassment. Donohue was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court 4 in Seaford and committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $3,000 secured bond.

Bridgeville man wanted for crime

On the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 16, state police detectives responded to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to investigate a reported rape of a 16-yearold Seaford girl. During their investigation, detectives learned that the susBailey pect, Corey J. Bailey, 30, of the 20300 block of Coverdale Rd., Bridgeville, allegedly held the girl against her will at a mobile home in Coverdale Crossroads. According to the victim, Bailey dipped his fingers in what appeared to be a white powder substance and repeatedly rubbed the substance on her tongue before sexually assaulting her. The victim later fled the residence and went home. From there the victim was taken to the hospital. A preliminary toxicology report indicated the presence of cocaine in the girls urine. During the investigation, the victim positively identified Bailey in a photo lineup. The Delaware State Police arrested Bailey on Monday at a residence near Seaford after detectives learned of his whereabouts from anonymous tips. Bailey was taken into custody without incident. Bailey was formally charged with Rape 1st Degree, Rape 2nd Degree, Kidnapping 1st Degree, Distribution of a Non-narcotic Drug to a Minor, Unlawfully Administrating Drugs and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. After his arraignment at the Justice of the Peace Court 2, Bailey was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $112,500 cash bail.

Laurel man arrested for drugs

The Delaware State Police Sussex County Drug Unit arrested a 54-year-old Laurel man for allegedly trafficking cocaine from his home in Laurel. On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 18, officers executed a search warrant Higgins at the home of William Higgins, 54, of the 26500 block of Fire Tower Rd. in Laurel. During the search, officers seized 24.2 grams of cocaine, 8.3 grams of marijuana, .4 grams of methamphetamine, and over 35 prescription pills. Also seized were a .17 caliber rifle, 12 gauge shotgun, and $1,707 in cash. Higgins was arrested on the following charges: trafficking cocaine; two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; possession with the intent to deliver (PWITD) cocaine, oxycodone, and methamphetamine; delivery of cocaine; maintaining a building for keeping controlled substances; drugs not in original container; criminal nuisance; three counts of possession of drug para-

phernalia; six counts of PWITD a controlled substance; and possession of marijuana. Higgins was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institution on $153,000 secured bond. Police also arrested and charged Gary Eskridge, 45, of Seaford, with possession of cocaine; possession of oxycodone, xanax and drug paraphernalia. Eskridge was released on $4,000 unsecured bond. Donna Murray, 43, of Blades, was also arrested at the scene and issued a criminal summons for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Man found in Vermont

On Oct. 19, one of Delaware’s ten most wanted subjects, wanted for failing to re-register as a sex offender, was apprehended in Burlington, Vt. United States Marshals John Fox and the Burlington Police Department arrested Jonathan E. Fox, 22, of Seaford during a joint investigation by the Delaware State Police Sex Offender Apprehension and Registration unit and the U.S. Marshals. Charged as a fugitive from Delaware, Fox will be held in Vermont pending extradition back to Delaware. Fox is a low risk registered sex offender in Delaware.

Man freed from trench

A 36-year-old Selbyville man escaped injury after being trapped in a trench on Roxana Rd. for approximately two hours on Oct. 18. According to witnesses, Herbert Jamerson, 36, of Selbyville was walking by a large ditch where he was installing a sewage and drainage pipe. While walking next to the ditch, the ground gave way and the dirt collapsed on Jamerson. Jamerson’s co-workers were able to dig the dirt away from his head and upper body and waited for emergency crews to arrive. Numerous Delaware fire companies worked for approximately two hours to free Jamerson. When Jamerson was freed, he refused medical treatment and showed no signs of injury. Jamerson works for the Underground Utilities Company based out of Linden, N.J.

Seaford man arrested

On Oct. 22, at approximately 10:59 p.m., Seaford Police Department officers attempted to make contact with a man who was walking on Lincoln Street at which time he fled from the officers. After chasing the man several blocks, he was formally apprehended in the area of Chandler and Douglas streets. During the chase the defendant threw a plastic bag on the ground, which was recovered by the officers. The bag was found to contain 5 grams of crack cocaine. Also a search of the defendant revealed $693 of suspected drug money, which was confiscated. The defendant was arraigned at JP Court #3 and committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $24,000 secured bond pending a preliminary hearing at a later date. The defendant, Forrest L. Cannon, 36, of Seaford was charged the following:

Possession w/intent to deliver crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession of crack cocaine within 300 feet of a Park, possession of crack cocaine within 1000 feet of a School, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, criminal mischief and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Prostitution arrests

In yet another response to citizen and area residents' complaints, the Seaford Police Department on October 19 conducted another undercover operation utilizing an undercover female officer into prostitution in the East Seaford area of Seaford. The Seaford Police Department will aggressively continue enforcement efforts into this type of illegal activity utilizing all resources available. The following individuals were arrested during the operation. Thomas S. Watson, 43 years of age, of Seaford was arrested on the following charges: Patronizing a Prostitute, Patronizing a Prostitute within 1000 feet of a church, Loitering with intent to Commit a Sex Act, Criminal Solicitation 3rd degree, Possession of Crack Cocaine, Consumption of Crack Cocaine, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Tampering with Evidence and Conspiracy third degree. He was arraigned at JP Court #4 and released on $2,250 unsecured bond. Joshua P. Truitt, 30 years of age, of Seaford was arrested on the following charges: Patronizing a Prostitute, Patronizing a prostitute within 1000 feet of a church, Loitering with intent to Commit a Sex Act, Conspiracy third degree. He was arraigned at JP Court #4 and released on $760 unsecued bond. Ivan R. Ofarril, 23 years of age, of Seaford was arrested on the following charges: Patronizing a Prostitute, Patronizing a prostitute within 1000 feet of a church, Loitering with intent to Commit a Sex Act, Conspiracy third degree and one Traffic Charge. He was arraigned at JP Court #4 and committed to the Department of Correction in lieu of $650 secured bond. Jose A. Cruz, 22 years of age, of Seaford was arrested on the following charges: Patronizing a Prostitute, Patronizing a prostitute within 1000 feet of a church and Conspiracy third degree. Arraigned at JP Court #4 and committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $600 secured bond. William T. Cook Jr., 60 years of age, of Seaford, was arrested on the following charges: Patronizing a Prostitute, Patronizing a prostitute within 1000 feet of a church and DUI. He was Arraigned at JP Court #4 and released on $1,500 unsecured bond. The following individual was contacted during the operation and found to be wanted by the Court of Common Pleas. Karen K. McCurdy, 37 years of age, of Seaford, was arrested on the following charges: CCP Capias and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She was arraigned at JP Court #4 and committed to the Department of Corrections in lieu of $46 cash bond.

MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007


People Local author to appear at second annual Delaware Book Festival

Weeg, Thomas engaged to wed

Writer Colleen Faulkner, of Seaford, will appear at the second annual Delaware Book Festival, which takes place from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Dover’s First State Heritage Park. Faulkner, whose pen name is Hunter Morgan, has published over 40 historical romance, contemporary romance and suspense novels, and won numerous awards, including The Diamond Award for literary excellence in the state of Delaware. Her newest novel is entitled, “Are You Scared, Yet?”. The festival features more than 35 authors and illustrators, storytellers and performers, and an array of workshops and activities for the kids. Authors and illustrators will talk about their work, read book excerpts, answer questions and sign books. Workshops include topics such as freelance writing, book collecting, and more. Panel discussions will feature firsttime fiction writers, mystery writers and book reviewers. You can also bring books, maps and ephemera to be appraised. All events are free, including admission to museums and public buildings in First State Heritage Park at Dover. The Johnson Victrola Museum, Delaware Archaeology Museum and Museum of Small Town Life in Dover’s Museum Square will also be open with free admission. For a complete list of participating authors and illustrators, and a schedule of appearances, workshops and other activities, visit

James and Patti Weeg of Salisbury have announced the engagement of their daughter, Karen Lynn Weeg of Salisbury, to David James Thomas of Laurel, son of David and Starrie Thomas of Laurel. The bride-to-be is a 1997 graduate of James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury and attends Wor-Wic Community College in Salisbury, pursuing an LPN degree in nursing. Her fiancé is a 1997 graduate of Laurel Senior High School and is a 2000 graduate of Del-Tech Community College in Georgetown with an associate's degree in business administration. The wedding is planned for June 7, 2008, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Salisbury. Formal wedding invitations will be issued.

David Thomas and Karen Weeg

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Colleen Faulkner will be on hand at the Delaware Book Festival signing copies of her books and discussing her work.

Griffiths announce birth of their son

Kegan Joshua Griffith

Jonathan & Jan Griffith of Great Mills, Md. announce the birth of their son, Kegan Joshua on Sept. 17, 2007. He weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 21-1/2 inches long. The proud grandparents are Jim and Carol O’Day and Chuck and Ruth Anne Griffith, all of Seaford. Ralph & Peggy O’Day and Peggy Hasenei are the great-grandparents.

The Littleton family welcome a daughter Walter and Phaedra Littleton of Brunswick, Ga., announce the birth of their first daughter, Sydney Marie Littleton. Sydney was born at 7:56 a.m. on Aug. 3, 2007. She weighed 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 20-1/2 inches long. Welcoming her arrival were her grandparents, Walter and Arlene Littleton of Laurel and great-grandparents, Walter and Ethel Littleton, also of Laurel.

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Grant will help Del Tech expand biotech courses Delaware Technical & Community College has been awarded $499,973 by the National Science Foundation for the project "Taking Delaware's Biotechnology Education to the Next Level." The grant will address the need to meet workforce demand in the region’s growing biotechnology industry by expanding and enhancing Delaware Tech’s existing biotechnology program at the college’s Stanton and Georgetown campuses. An associate degree in biotechnology will prepare students to work as lab technicians in the medical, environmental, industrial and agricultural fields or to transfer to a 4year institution for a bachelor’s in biotechnology. Delaware is home to many companies that provide research, manufacturing, instrumentation and other services to biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries such as AstraZeneca USA, DuPont, Hercules, Agilent Technologies, Syngenta and W.L. Gore and Associates. At the Georgetown campus, funds will be used to enhance the newly-established biotechnology program by upgrading basic laboratory facilities and offering faculty professional development opportunities for not only Delaware Tech faculty but also secondary school science teachers throughout the state. Statewide in-service workshops will provide these science teachers with up-to-date science content and laboratory experiences that they can incorporate into their courses to prepare secondary students for science courses required in biotechnology. In response to the range of training needs in Delaware’s and the region’s labor markets, curriculum at the Georgetown and Stanton campuses will include a new focus, research methodology. Historically, research methodology courses were only offered in biotechnology bachelor degree programs. However, exposure to research at the associate degree level will serve the needs of companies that hire Delaware Tech graduates by providing students with real-world field experience as part of their training. The NSF grant will enable more students to be part of an ongoing research project. It will also benefit students in the biotechnology transfer option by providing a preview of needed career skills as they prepare to continue at four-year institutions.

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After school program offers variety of activities for kids By Cathy Shufelt

Ms. Evelyn Wilson, Director of the Coverdale Crossroads Community Center, is a busy woman. Ms. Wilson volunteers her time to oversee a variety of programs for students and adults at the community center sponsored by several community organizations. Speaking to the Woodbridge School Board during their meeting last Tuesday night, Ms. Wilson reported on several programs she and other volunteers oversee for the after school program provided for Woodbridge students living in the Coverdale community. The Woodbridge School District has joined forces with Ms. Wilson and the Coverdale Crossroads Community Center to offer after school programs for students aged 9 to 15 years by offering nutrition and fitness information along with activities to keep kids moving, much like Woodbridge School District’s Walk to Read Program. The community center is also going to be receiving computers, computer software, and internet access to help the after school program students with homework and other projects as well as provide GED classes for adults. Beginning each school year, programs for students include week long “Nutrition

Camps” sponsored by the Extension Coop through the University of Delaware, Physician’s Care Workshops with health care specialists on topics such as pregnancy prevention and women’s health, the “Catch Kids” program through Nemours, field trips to sporting events and Six Flags, and social activities for families. Adult programs feature parenting classes, financial management classes, and, in the near future, GED and computer classes. Ms. Wilson also stated that students participating in the after school program took their mothers to Bonanza for breakfast on Mother’s Day, and receive turkeys through the food bank for the holidays. Students also earn incentives for good grades such as gift cards from local businesses. One student, Aaron Thomas, participated in a program and won a chance to attend the NASCAR race in Dover last June where he met drivers and their racing teams. Some of the sponsors for the programs held at the Coverdale Crossroads Community Center include the Delaware Community Foundation, First State Community Action, PNC Bank, and the Woodbridge School District. The after school program is held 4 days a week from 3:30 to 5:30 pm.

KING AND QUEEN - Above - Jenna Schrock and Deaven Horne were crowned as Woodbridge High’s 2007 Homecoming queen and king during last Saturday’s Homecoming festivities. Photo by Mike McClure BLUE RAIDER - Right - The Woodbridge Blue Raider mascot leads the Homecoming parade into the stadium during the school’s half-time festivities last Saturday. Woodbridge defeated Laurel, 186, in the Homecoming football game. Photo by Mike McClure

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NEW DELI - Skinny Man's Deli cut the ribbon on its store on Friday, Oct. 12. From left are Yodesh Kbarod, Bhabana Kbarod, Gautam Brahmbhatt, Sherry Smith, CarolBeth Broomfield, Chamber of Commerce, Paula Gunson, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Seaford Mayor Ed Butler, Don Dykes, Bank of Delmarva, Karen D'Armi-Hunt, Bank of Delmarva and Doug Lambert, Chamber of Commerce.


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Education GM donates cars to Sussex Tech General Motors Corporation is once again supporting the automotive technical area at Sussex Technical High School by donating two vehicles to its auto/diesel class. A 2006 Pontiac Solstice and 2002 Saturn Vue will be used by students for hands-on experience in learning the latest automotive technology. According to teacher Les Humphrey, General Motors has always been a strong supporter of ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified educational programs. Its contributions help students learn about the latest electronics involved in such things as the vehicle’s transmission, anti-lock brake system and supplemental air resistant system. SHS grad Lauren Kjos, who volunteered with La Esperanza Granada, spent eight weeks in Granada this past summer.

SHS grad volunteers with health program in Nicaragua Lauren Kjos, who graduated from Seaford High School in 2004, spent eight weeks volunteering in Granada, Nicaragua, during her summer break from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Kjos was a volunteer through La Esperanza Granada, a non-profit organization that provides opportunities and resources for the long-term educational advancement and community development of Nicaraguan villages. This organization works to brighten the future of the children and empower the people of the villages to improve their current living conditions. Kjos spent about 20 to 25 hours a week working with the community health program. She took children from four village schools to the dentist and said that she learned that many of the children had never been to a dentist before. She also worked in the local hospital as an interpreter for a medical team from the United States. A highlight of her stay in Granada was the opportunity to meet numerous

Nicaraguans from the local villages while working in the hospital. She said that her most memorable experience was watching the surgery of one of her students and overseeing her recovery. For more information about La Esperanza Granada, visit the Web site at or contact the director, Pauline Jackson, at

Del Tech to host College Night Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown, will hold College Night Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Representatives from colleges, universities, and agencies in Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. are expected to attend. For more information, call Student Services at Del Tech, 302-856-5400, ext. 6010. Sussex Academy: Rated ‘Superior’ Five Years in a Row

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

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

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

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

“Hands-on experience strengthens the students’ opportunities to be more competitive in the automotive repair field,” Humphrey said. “It also contributes to sharpening the thought process necessary in perfecting their diagnostic abilities.” Dr. A.J. Lathbury, school director of support services, served as school liaison in helping to secure the vehicle donations from General Motors. “Sussex Tech would not be able to teach our students the latest technology without the cooperation of the business community,” said Lathbury. Humphrey said that because today’s vehicles are extremely sophisticated, technicians need hands-on training in all areas of the industry.

Soybean association to award scholarship The American Soybean Association will award a $5,000 scholarship to an eligible high school senior who plans to study agriculture. This year’s scholarship is named in honor of Kip Cullers, the Missouri soybean producer who set a new world’s record soybean yield of more than139 bushels per acre last year. Scholarship applicants must be the child or grandchild of a current, active member of the ASA (membership in state

soybean association is the same as membership in ASA). The deadline for submission of all required information and documentation is Dec.31. The winner will be notified in January. The scholarship winner also will be recognized at the ASA awards banquet during the annual Commodity Classic, Feb. 28 through March 2, in Nashville. For more information, visit the Web site

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Education briefs Christian high school plans open house for Saturday, Nov. 3

Delmarva Christian High School, Georgetown, will hold an open house Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the DCHS campus. Visitors will meet DCHS staff, students and parents and have the opportunity to discuss the school’s Christcentered curriculum, which includes Advanced Placement (AP) courses in chemistry, calculus, European history,and English literature. Visitors can also tour the school. “The education provided to our students addresses the whole child, socially, intellectually, emotionally, physically and above all spiritually,” said principal Scott Kemerling. “With this freedom, we are able to reach the possibility of excellence in each child. Our motto of a higher standard is exemplified in our exceptional student body and anyone who enters our doors is blessed to see this.” In addition to academics, DCHS students engage in athletics at the varsity level. Currently, more than a dozen sports are offered. DCHS is a member of the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA), the Diamond State Conference and the Eastern Shore Independent Conference (ESIAC). Coaches will be available at the open house to answer any questions regarding the DCHS sports program. Delmarva Christian High School is a non-denominational high school serving students in ninth through 12th grade who reside in Sussex, Kent, Wicomico, Dorchester and Worcester counties. The school’s mission is to train students spiritually, academically, and physically to know and do God’s will in their lives. For more information, call 302-8564040 or visit the Web site

Teachers to gather to talk about ways to improve state test scores

To work to improve state test scores in their schools, Sussex County teachers are holding SCORES, a two-part professional development workshop focusing on helping students improve their reading and writing scores. Middle school and high school English and language arts department chairmen from throughout Sussex County will meet at Seaford High School Friday, Nov. 9, from 7:45 a.m. till noon. They will talk about ways to improve test scores. At the conclusion of the workshop, the concerns of each district will be forwarded to presenters in preparation for SCORES II, the second of the two workshops. Registration fee is $50, which includes breakfast and lunch. To register contact Doug Brown by e-mail at dbrown@

Seaford resident on dean’s list at Villa Julie College

Seaford resident Jennifer Lee O’Bier has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2007 semester at Villa Julie College, Stevenson, Md. To be eligible for placement on the dean’s list, the student must have at least a 3.5 GPA for the semester. O’Bier, a chemistry major and graduate of Seaford Christian Academy, is the daughter of Mark and Chris O’Bier.

MMM, MMM GOOD - The Delmar School Board recently issued a certificate of appreciation to cafeteria manager Terri Addlesberger (right). Participation in school lunches has dramatically improved under Addlesberger’s leadership, according to school superintendent Dr. David Ring. Above, school board president Joanne Gum presents the award to Addlesberger. Photo by Daniel Richardson

Program to focus on math in the workplace The Delaware Business, Industry, Education Alliance is presenting a “What in the World?” program at Blades Elementary School Thursday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. for fifth graders. The program is designed to expose elementary school students at careers that require science, math or a technology background. Presenters will include a representative from County Bank, a nursing professor

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PAINTING CONTRACTOR YOUTH LEADERSHIP - Geoffrey Shepard, an eighth grader at Seaford Christian Academy, Seaford, recently attended the National Youth Leadership State Conference held in Harrisburg, Pa. Shepard was nominated to attend the trip by his science teacher, Eunice Leach. Shepard’s parents are Debbie and George Shepard of Seaford.



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from Wilmington University, a librarian from the Sussex County Department of Libraries, a mortgage broker and a paramedic from Sussex County EMS and more. Each will have an object used in his or her work, and students will be asked to guess what it is. To volunteer to participate in the BIE program, contact Robin Agar, 302-2848141.


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007

Lost World War II submarine is found By Lynn R. Parks The search for the USS Grunion has ended. The World War II submarine, which was assumed lost in August 1942, has been found 65 years later, deep in the Bering Sea, at the tip of the Aleutian Islands. The discovery, made Aug. 23, is the culmination of years of searching by the sons of the sub’s commander, Lt. Comm. Mannert L. Abele. While the body of the vessel long ago collapsed under the weight of the sea, meaning that none of the bodies of the 70 men who were serving on the vessel, or any of their belongings, can be recovered, the discovery of the Grunion is very exciting, said Meryl Kretschmann, Laurel, whose father, Carson Martin, served as the submarine’s chief motor machinist’s mate. “It makes me feel good that they have located the ruins,” said Kretschmann. “I feel that the men would have wanted their families to know where they went down.” She added, however, that the discovery has made no difference in the way she feels about her father, whom she last saw when she was 5. “I wouldn’t say that there’s a sense of peace now,” she said. “War is a terrible thing, and it is still very sad that all these men died.” Finding the ruins of the Grunion also made no difference in the way Kretschmann feels about the Japanese sailors who sank her father’s submarine, she said. “When I was younger, I had a feeling against the enemy,” she said. “But so much time has gone by, and I have come to the realization that there were innocent people on both sides of the war. This happened during war, and war is hell.” Carson Martin was born in Baltimore in 1909 and joined the U.S. Navy in 1927, at the age of 18. He and Kretschmann’s mother, Mildred, were married in 1930 and Kretschmann was born in 1936 in Honolulu, when her father was stationed at Pearl Harbor. By the time Kretschmann was 5, the family, including her brother, Ronald, who was born in 1932, was living in Groton, Conn. Martin was assigned to the Grunion and shipped out for Pearl Harbor, arriving June 20, 1942, just seven months after the U.S. naval base there was attacked by the Japanese. From Pearl Harbor, the USS Grunion was ordered to the Bering Sea, where it was to patrol the waters between the Aleutian Islands and what was then the

Japanese empire. On July 10, it was reassigned to the area north of Kiska, an island at the far eastern tip of the Aleutian chain that had been successfully invaded by the Japanese earlier that summer. According to a history of the Pacific Fleet compiled by the U.S. Navy, there were a number of enemy vessels near Kiska. On July 15, the submarine reported that it had sunk three enemy destroyers. On July 28, during a bombardment of the island by the U.S. Navy, the Grunion again attacked enemy ships and came under fire herself, but sustained no damage. On July 30, the Grunion reported heavy anti-submarine activity near Kiska. That report proved to be the vessel’s last transmission. “She was not contacted or sighted after July 30, despite every effort to do so, and on Aug. 16 was reported lost,” according to the Navy’s history. In 2002, a citizen of Japan who was researching Japanese ships that were sunk during World War II posted information on his Web site about the Kano Maru, a Japanese destroyer that was torpedoed near Kiska on July 31. Yutaka Iwasaki indicated that the submarine that had done the torpedoing and that was subsequently shot and sunk by the Kano Maru was the Grunion. “The Grunion intended to surface and sink [the Kano Maru] by gunfire,” according to the Navy’s history. “Kano Maru had two old 8-centimeter guns on the forecastle and stern. The stern’s gun was malfunctioned by the torpedo shock, but the forecastle gun fired to the [submarine’s] periscope. Thirteen-millimeter guns on the bridge fired as well. Before the sub appeared, a fourth shot from Kano Maru hit the tower of the sub. It is thought the last of the Grunion. The attack had ceased.” Iwasaki was able to pinpoint the location where the Grunion was shot. Last summer, a team of sonar experts hired by Abele’s sons located what they believed was the wreckage of the submarine. The Abeles arranged for this summer’s exploration, to confirm that the wreckage was indeed that of the Grunion. Kretschmann said that divers could not tell what caused the Grunion to sink. The bow of the ship is missing, she said, and researchers believe that it exploded in battle. They will examine the many pictures that divers took of the wreckage to try to determine the exact cause of sinking. “We may never know exactly what happened,” she said. In October, Kretschmann will attend a gathering of family members of the

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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007


From cupcakes into scary treats There’s a TV commercial in which a young lad informs his ORETTA NORR mom the night before that he needs to take a bunch of cupcakes to school the next morning. Without gnashing a molar, she enlists his help as they merrily get to whipping up their treats. These happy bakers may live in Texas, where the legislature adopted a Safe Cupcake Amendment to protect this goodie from being banned from school parties out of the real concern that children are Red food coloring being bombarded with unnecessary sugar, Small black jelly beans fat and empty calories. But in an article ti- Round candies with hole in the middle tled, “Don’t Even Think About Touching Line cupcake tins with the liners. Fill That Cupcake,” New York Times writer the tins two-thirds full with the batter and Sarah Kershaw suggests that cupcakes’ bake the cupcakes as directed. emotional value, on occasion, might legitiFrost the cupcakes, reserving some of mately outweigh their nutritional value. the frosting. Pile the frosting up a little in Many, I suspect, would agree. The cup- the center to make a sort of domed shape, cake has a universal appeal. It’s individmore like an eyeball. To make the surface ual, it’s just-for-you special and you don’t smooth, dip a butter or frosting/palette have to share. knife in hot water and smooth it over the Clare Crespo is a cupcake expert. She top of the frosting. began a Web site called Just for Fun and Tint the remaining frosting bright red. cites Willy Wonka as her inspiration, which Using a pastry bag, pipe the red frosting will give you an idea of the type of person on the tops of the cupcake in vein patwe’re dealing with here. Her 2004 cookterns. Make the veins radiate from the book, Hey There, Cupcake, was an immedi- center of the cupcake to make the bloodate success. In it, she shares lots of tips and shot quality more realistic. hints for whimsical and inventive creations Cut the jelly beans in half. Place a jelly using a few basic recipes. Here are a couple bean half into the circle of the round canof her wacky Halloween ideas. dy. Now you have an iris and a pupil. Place this in the center of a cupcake. ConBleeding Heart Cupcakes tinue with the rest of the eyeballs. Makes 14 to 18 cupcakes 20 glass marbles or small balls of tinfoil White Cupcakes 1 batch white cupcakes (below) Makes 14 to 18 cupcakes 2 to 3 cups strawberry jelly or smooth 3 cups all-purpose flour strawberry jam 2 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 batch buttercream frosting (below) 1/2 teaspoon salt Red and blue food coloring 2/3 cups unsalted butter, softened Line cupcake tins with paper liners. Fill 1 and 3/4 cups sugar the liners two-thirds full with the batter. 2 eggs Place 1 marble or tinfoil ball between 1 and 1/4 cups whole milk each liner and the tin. This will make a 1 teaspoon vanilla extract dent in your cupcake when it bakes to Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare cupmake it heart-shaped. Bake the cupcakes cake tins as directed in the recipe you are as directed in the recipe. If you are using following. marbles, be careful when removing the Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt cupcakes from the tins because the martogether in a medium bowl. In a separate, bles will be very hot. larger bowl, cream the butter. Gradually With a small paring knife, cut out a cir- add the sugar, creaming until light and cle about the size of a dime in the center fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, and of each cupcake, going about two thirds of beat well after each addition. the way in. Pull the little plug of cake out. In a small bowl, combine the milk and Cut off the top of this piece (about 1/2 vanilla. To the butter mixture, add about inch thick) and eat or discard the bottom. one quarter of the flour mixture and mix Use a teaspoon or a squeeze bottle to fill well. Add about one quarter of the milk the hole partway with the strawberry jelly mixture and mix well. Continue alternat“blood.” Put the little cake plug back in. ing the flour mixture and milk mixture, Continue with the rest of the hearts. beating after each addition until smooth. Put one third of the frosting into two Pour the batter into the cupcake tins. Bake separate bowls. Color one bowl of frosting for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cake with the red food coloring. Tint the other springs back when touched. bowl of the frosting blue. Tint the remainRemove from oven and let cool for ing two thirds pink. about 10 minutes. Turn the cupcakes onto Frost the cupcakes with the pink frosta rack to cool completely. ing. Make it smooth by dipping a butter or frosting/palette knife in a bowl of hot waVanilla Butter Cream Frosting ter and smoothing it over the top. With a 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened pastry bag or a knife, use the red and blue 4 cups powdered sugar frosting to make veins on the hearts. 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup whole milk Eyeball Cupcakes 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Makes 14 to 18 cupcakes In a large bowl, cream the butter until White paper cupcake liners smooth. Add the powdered sugar, salt, 1 batch white cupcakes (below) milk, and vanilla and mix until smooth 1 batch buttercream frosting (below) and creamy.



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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007

Community Bulletin Board Events Greenwood Mennonite Concert

The Greenwood Mennonite School music department will hold a concert on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. Choral students in grades 6-12 will perform under the direction of Mr. Kevin Yoder, and the high school instrumental ensemble will perform under the direction of Mr. Lowell Bechtel. The public is invited to attend this free concert. An offering will be received to assist the music department. Greenwood Mennonite School is located at 12802 Mennonite School Road in Greenwood. From Rt. 13, go east on Rt. 16, left on Rt. 36 and right on Mennonite School Road

Laurel Lions Club Walk for Sight

The Laurel Lions Club will hold their 20th annual “Pet Culver Memorial Journey for Sight” on Sunday, Nov. 4. The event will take place at Trap Pond State Park. Registration is at noon. The walk will begin at 1 p.m. (If there is inclement weather, the walk will be held at Laurel High School.) The walk is a fund raiser sponsored by the Laurel Lions Club. The funds generated are used for the purchase of eye exams, glasses, hearing aids, and diabetic needs. This year, the walk will be approximately five miles in length. Trophies and medals will be given out for outstanding individual achievement and team efforts. The Laurel Lions will host a picnic for the participants immediately following the walk. All clubs or organizations with teams of five or more will receive a 50 percent rebate on all money turned in on Nov. 4. This is an excellent opportunity for groups to raise money for their treasuries and help the local community via the Laurel Lions Club. For more information, call Lion Bob Martin at 875-1014. .

Seaford Block Watch

Seaford Block Watch Fall Clean Up “Make a Difference Day.” Bring a friend/neighbor on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m. Meet at Cedar Avenue and High Street Bridge for directions, gloves and bags. Recommended neighborhood improvement list: clean yard, alley, and street in front of your residence of paper, bottles, and other trash. Bush and tree limbs, under 6 feet, place at the curb. Leaves can be raked to the curb. Rain date: Nov. 3.

Culinary Arts and Training

First State Community Action Agency’s new adult culinary training program is coming. Apply to be part of the adult culinary arts training program, located in Georgetown, sponsored by First State Community Action Agency, funded by the Workforce Investment Board of the Dept. of Labor. Evening classes are set to begin Jan. 7. The training program focuses on providing basic culinary and job readiness skills to prepare the student for a career in the fast growing food service industry. Eligibility requirements: must be 18

years or over, a U.S. resident, and registered with the Selective Service (if male) to apply. Seating is limited. For more information, contact Ann Morris, 856-7761, ext. 166.

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Halloween Events

Children’s Halloween Party

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

Children’s Halloween Party

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

Seaford VFW Costume Party

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

Acorn Club Halloween Party

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

Trick or Treat at Delmar H.S.

Elementary school children only please – Trick or Treat will be held at Delmar High School on Oct. 31, from 6-8 p.m. Enter the school at the front office. This is sponsored by the Key Club with help from other organizations. Donations for UNICEF will be accepted here.

•The library and Delaware Hospice will be giving an informative presentation on “What is the Hospice all about?” on Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. For more information call the library at 856-7958.

Abstract Paintings showing

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

Georgetown Library events

Laurel Library - Is Yoga for You?

The Georgetown Public Library will be closed on Oct. 25, for staff development day. We are sorry for any inconvenience. • Hometown Pictures has returned to The Georgetown Public Library. The exhibit will be open to the public during the normal hours of the library in the conference room. Come in and remember the past of Georgetown and help us put names to faces that might be forever forgotten. For more information call the library at 856-7958. • The Georgetown Public Library will hold story time at 10:30 a.m. every Tuesday morning with Miss Sherri. For more information call the library 856-7958. • The library along with Inclind Inc. will be presenting “A look at the Computer Virtual World,” on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. For more information call the library 856-7958. • The library is sponsoring Popcorn and a Movie on the first Friday of every month (began in September). Movie night for November is Nov. 2. For movie title and more information call the library at 856-7958.

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

Mennonite School Fall Sale

The Greenwood Mennonite School will hold its annual Fall Benefit Sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the school. The day begins with an all-you-can-eat breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the sale at 9:30 a.m. featuring both live and silent auctions. Autographed items, crafts, comforters and quilts, gift certificates, theme baskets from the various classes at the school, and many wonderful items donated by local businesses will be auc-

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

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

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

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

410-896-3722 • 410-896-3379

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

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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007 tioned. In addition, baked goods will be sold throughout the day, and delicious lunch items and a kids Christmas shop will be available. The Greenwood Mennonite School is located at 12802 Mennonite School Road in Greenwood. From U.S. 13, go east on Rt. 16, left on Rt. 36 and right on Mennonite School Road. Parking is free and there is no admission fee. For more information, call (302) 349-4131.

Adult Plus+ program craft show

Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the 24th Annual Craft & Art Fair, hosted by Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, Georgetown, on Friday, Nov. 9, from 3 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the William A. Carter Partnership Center. More than 100 crafters from several states will offer everything from floral arrangements, country gifts, woodwork, and ceramics to needlework, jewelry, dolls, clothing, and more. Admission is free; there will be door prizes and refreshments. For more information, call the Adult Plus+ program at 856-5618.

Capt. John Smith explorations

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

Annual Manor House Bazaar

Methodist Manor House located at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford will host its Annual Holiday Shop Bazaar and chicken salad luncheon on Friday, November 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Start your holiday shopping early! The Thrift Shop and the Pineapple Boutique will also be open. For more information, call 628-5631.

Scrapbooking Fundraiser

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

Financial Planning Classes

EST Financial Group is pleased to offer their financial planning class. The first class covers the topics “Protecting Your Money from Taxes” and “When Giving it Away Makes More Sense than Selling It.” This session is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 19, respectively.

This class is offered at no cost and will be held in the Hayman Meeting Room at the Delmar Public Library located at 101 North Bi-State Blvd in Delmar, Delaware. Class will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will last approximately 30 minutes with time for questions during and after the class. Attendees may look forward to an interactive and informative session. Please call Carol Greene at 302-846-9201 to reserve your seat today.

Make your own Christmas cards

Prepare your cards early. Enjoy a day of card making at the Stevens Classroom (Nanticoke Memorial Hospital) Nov. 10. Two sessions available: 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 pm. With your registration fee ($25) you’ll be learning to make 20 Christmas Cards and receive envelopes. Pre-registration is required by Oct. 25. Call Jessica at 6293279 to register today! Space is limited.

Stay and Play

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

Concert & Auction

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

Ham and Turkey Shoot

The Ellendale Ruritan Club ham and turkey shoot, Saturday, Oct. 27, (rain date Nov. 3) at 11:30 a.m., at Ellendale VFW, on V.F.W. Road, 1/2 mile south of U.S. 113 and 16 intersection. Refreshments will be available for sale. For possible cancellations call 302-4222948, or cell 302-249-7025.


Seaford Class of 1987 Reunion

The Seaford Class of 1987 is preparing for their reunion and are seeking classmates. If you are a member of the class or are aware of the location of a member, please e-mail their information to or call 6287870. The reunion event will be held Friday, Nov. 23, from 7-11 p.m. at the Seaford Golf and Country Club.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party

Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party, Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 to 10 p.m., at St. Philips Church, 600 S. Central Ave., Laurel, featuring Tony Windsor. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased in advance at St. Philips, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. until noon, or at the door. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.

Parade participants wanted

The Santa Claus Committee is seeking entrants for the annual Federalsburg Christmas Parade, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10. This year’s theme is Peace on Earth and will honor the men and women who are serving in the military. Rain date is Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Entry forms and parade guidelines are available at the Federalsburg Town Office at 118 North Main St. or on-line at For more information call 410-7548157.

Preschoolers Storytime

Parents, caregivers and children ages two -five are invited to enjoy stories, songs, poetry, art, science, math, music

and fun at the Laurel Public Library’s Preschool Storytime, which is held every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

Trap Pond volunteers sought

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

Senior Center Red Hat Ladies

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

Basket Bingo Extravaganza

Delmar VFW Post 8276 will be hosting “Basket Bingo Extravaganza” at their home at 200 West State St., on Saturday, Oct. 27. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with the first session starting at 1 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be sold and there will be more than $15,000 worth of Longaberger prizes. Tickets are $55 in advance and includes a free catered dinner featuring an “Eastern Shore” combination of crab-cakes, ham and chicken. For further information call 410-7267450 or 443-235-4463. Tickets may be purchased through the mail — Nancy McGinnis, 29455 West Line Road, Del-

Charity Lodge #27 Cemetery House Residents are ready for you.

15th Annual Cemetery House Home of the Grave Digger

LAST 2 DAYS! F u n N e w October 26 & 27 s! n o i Park next to the Laurel t c a r Att Firehouse on 10 St. & ride th

the wagon to the Haunted House. Sponsored by C harity L odge #27. Tickets sold from 7 pm to 11 pm, admission $8.00 or $7.00 with a non - perishable food item under 6 free.

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

Thanks to everyone for your support!!!

PAGE 24 mar, MD 21875. The event is a fund raiser for the North East Storm Cheerleading Teams and is in no way affiliated with the Longaberger Company and Vera Bradley.

‘Make A Difference Day’

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

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

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

Laurel Skate Board Park meeting

The Laurel Parks and Recreation Committee will host an information meeting on the proposed Laurel Skate Board Park on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Laurel Town Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. All are invited to attend.

Equine Council to meet

A meeting of the Delaware Equine Council will be held Monday, Nov 19, 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library. This will be a short meeting and election of officers for 2008. All those interested in horses are welcome. For info contact Nyle 422-4094 or Peggy 629-5233.

SHS Alumni board meeting

The SHS Alumni Association will hold its monthly executive board meeting on Thursday Nov. 1, beginning at 7 p.m. The meeting will be in the Downtown Seaford Museum, formerly the Post Office. Call Donna Hastings Angell with any questions at 629-8077.

Democrat Club meets

The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its regular meeting Monday, Oct. 29. At 6:30 p.m. there will be a covered dish diner with meeting to follow. The meetings are held at Duke’s Pool House on Sycamore Road in Laurel.

MOAA meeting

The Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007 announces its November meeting. The meeting will be Nov. 20. MOAA is a non-profit veterans’ association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors.

AARP Chapter #5340 meeting

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

Genealogical Society meets

The Sussex County Genealogical Society meets the third Saturday of each month between September and May. The meetings are held at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library’s upstairs meeting room and begin at 10:30 a.m. The Society’s web site is

Marine Corps League

The Marine Corps League meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in Seaford.

Sons of Confederate Veterans

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

Trap Pond Partners

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

Sight and Sound Trip

Nanticoke Senior Center’s Sight and sound Trip presents: Voices of Christmas, at Living Waters Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., on Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. Cost: $80 members, and $85 non-members. Price includes: Motor coach transportation and tip for driver, box lunch from the center, and dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord. For questions, call 629-4939.

Christmas Trip Show

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

Food Breakfast Cafe

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

MMH Bazaar and luncheon

Methodist Manor House located at 1001 Middleford Road in Seaford will host its annual Holiday Shop Bazaar and Chicken Salad Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 2. The Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The luncheon is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and costs $6.50. Carry outs are available. Come start your holiday shopping early. Crafts, quilting items, woodworking, holiday decorations, bake table, etc. The

Thrift Shop and the Pineapple Boutique will also be open. For more information call, 628-5631.

Bake Sale and Bazaar

Nanticoke Senior Center’s annual Bake Sale and Bazaar, will be on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Delicious baked goods, homemade crafts, yard sale items, and handmade Quilt Raffle Tickets (winning ticket will be chosen at the anniversary celebration, March 18, 2008.) Tables for rent: $5 members, $10 non-membes. Sign up to volunteer a 629-4939.

CHEER hosting dinner club

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

Pairing beer with cheese

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

St. George’s UMC selling food

Homemade chicken salad, peas and dumplings, and pumpkin whoopee pies for

Cancer Support Group

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


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

Coast Guard Auxiliary

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

Trips Christmas Spectacular

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

PIT CATERING All your catering needs. Company Luncheons Picnics Family BBQs Sporting Events Fundraisers Wedding Receptions Pig Roast


30661 Sussex Hwy. Laurel, Delaware 302-875-2226


Sunday noon until close Roasted Pork Tenderloin w/sausage, apple stuffing, (Sunday special includes house dessert)

Tuesday 4:00 until close Chicken & All You Can Eat Dumplings (10% OFF SENIOR CITIZENS ALL DAY)


Big or Small, we cater it all

Chicken & All You Can Eat Crab Legs (1 child for each paying adult eats free child menu only)

Call for our family style holiday dinner meals

Homemade Meat Loaf (buy one dinner, get second at equal or less value 1/2 price excludes special)

(Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter)

Why all the bother, enjoy the party, spend your time outside the kitchen.

Thursday Friday & Saturday Chef’s Choice Everyday our always great BBQ, seafood and hand cut steaks.

MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007 dessert available for sale on Friday, Nov. 2, at St. George’s United Methodist Church, located near Laurel. Prices are as follows: Pint of chicken salad for $5, quart of peas and dumplings for $5 and large pumpkin whoopie pie for $1.50. Pre-orders only, accepted until Oct. 21. Food may be picked up on Friday Nov. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church hall. Will deliver to businesses in Laurel and Delmar. To place an order or for additional information call 846-2301 or 875-7360.

Dinner Fundraiser

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

Elks Lodge to hold fish fry

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

Family turkey dinner

An all-you-can-eat Family Turkey Dinner will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28, starting at 12:30 p.m. – until?, at the Seaford Moose Lodge, 22759 Bridgeville Highway, Seaford. Serving: Turkey and dumplings, mashed potatoes, vegetable, dressing, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter. Price is adults, $9; children 10 and under, $4. There will be a cakewheel and a jewelry raffle! Open to the public. Sponsored by The Women of the Moose.

DuPont Golden Girls luncheon

The Annual DuPont Golden Girls Luncheon will be held Thursday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m., at the Seaford Golf & Country Club. For reservations call Connie Keene at 629-3377, or Jackie Davis at 875-7625.

Ice cream festival Oct. 27

Mt. Zion Methodist Church will be hosting a fall ice cream festival on Saturday, Oct. 27 beginning at 3 p.m. Menu


items include homemade ice cream, oyster fritters, chicken salad, and potato salad. Eat-in or carryout. The church is located on 13A between Laurel and Seaford.

Oyster or Crab Cake Dinner

Wesley United Methodist Church is having an Oyster Fritter or Crab Cake Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 27, 3 to 6 p.m. Dinner also includes: Potato salad, green vegetable, drink and dessert, all for just $9. Everyone is welcome.


Bridgeville VFC Fall Dinner

Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its 65th annual Fall Dinner — Roast Beef ‘n’ Dumplings with all the trimmings, plus dessert — at the Bridgeville Fire Hall on Sunday, Nov. 4. Serving from noon to 5 p.m. Cost for children under 12, $3; pre-school children are free, and adults, $9. A complete carry-out service will be in operation from the engine room. Containers and carry-out trays furnished. All carry-outs available at $9 each.

Soup and Sandwich Luncheon

On Saturday, Nov. 10, a Soup/Sandwich Luncheon will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Neal’s School Road, Oak Grove, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eat-in or carry- out, several varieties of soup and desserts. Call Lucy Slacum 6297117 for details. Everyone welcome.

Potluck Supper

On Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m., a Potluck Supper will be held at Bethel Church Community House, Neal’s School Road, Oak Grove. Bring a covered dish and enjoy an evening of live karaoke music. For details call Jerry Butler, 629-6319. Everyone welcome.

Ruritan Club Breakfast Buffet

All-you-care-to-eat Sunday Breakfast Buffet served by the Galestown Ruritan Club, on the fourth of Sunday of each month, October to June, 7-10 a.m. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 children 6-12 years, at The Galestown (Md) Community Hall, 5833 School House Road. Buffet features blueberry pancakes, eggs, scrapple, sausage, creamed chipped beef, biscuits, potato casserole, hominy, fruit cup, and sticky buns. This month it will be held Oct. 28. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon, Thursday. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email to editor@mspublications. com or drop off at 628 West Stein Hwy., Seaford.

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

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

Free Hearse Rides Free Babysitting Plenty of Good Food


Mail to: Morning Star, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973 or Call 302-629-9788 with Credit Card Payment

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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007

Church Bulletins Take My Hand Ministry meeting

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

Gospel Café

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

‘The Judgment House’

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

Harvest Bible Fun Day

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

United Church of the Nazarene

Delmar Church ‘Trunks of Treats’

Church Fall Revival

Church Walk-a-thon

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 24-27, the United Church of the Nazarene, 4718 Jackson St., Hurlock, Md. will be sponsoring a four-night Revival, 7 p.m. nightly. Pastor is Ebenezer Williamson. Guest preacher will be Bishop Robert E. Farrow, and congregation of Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church, 1607 East Oliver St., Baltimore, Md. The public is welcome. For information contact: the church at 1-410-94-0900 or Sister Paris Twymon, at 1-410-754-9135. Fall Revival 2007 – “A Provisional God in an Unprovisional World” – Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church, Concord, Delaware. Services begin Wednesday, Oct. 24, through Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. nightly. Messengers will be Pastor Pat Jones of Heaven Bound Ministries, Seaford; the Rev. Linda Powell of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Ellendale; and Pastor M. Luther Hill of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church of Salisbury, Md. Sponsored by the Maggie J. Roberts Women’s Missionary Society. Chairpersons: Timah Rickettsand, and pastor, the Rev. Idola W. Batson. For more information, please call 302628-3088, 302-265-6183.

Multi-family yard sale

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

Attention parents … a safe place for your kids. Bring your children to Delmar Church of God of Prophecy’s “Trunks of Treats,” on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5-7 p.m. Dress in costume. There will be free snacks, games and fun. Cars will be lined up in the church parking lot – their trunks filled with safe treats. The church is located on Rt. 13 and Dorthy Road, (3 miles north of the MD/DE state line – between Delmar and Laurel) On Saturday, Nov. 3 at 8 a.m. Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church is sponsoring the third annual church walk-athon. Eighty percent of the net proceeds will go to the church and twenty percent to the American Heart Association. Last year, following this event, the church donated $1300 to charity and this year they hope to double that amount. In order to reduce our expenses, the church is seeking donations of T-shirts, bottled water, hot dogs, hot dog buns, soft drinks, ice chips, etc., for the participants. In return, your business will be listed as a sponsor on the T-shirts. The walk will begin and end at the church. Only four miles around the great city of Seaford. Please contact Ethel Fountain at 628-3289 for more information.

Middle school conference

More than 3,500 middle school students and youth leaders from Maryland and adjoining states will experience a life-changing weekend at the ALIVE 2007:Transform 12/2 youth conference Friday, Nov.

16 to Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Ocean City, Md. Convention Center. National recording artists Big Daddy Weave, Group 1 Crew, Run Kid Run, local band Unsearchable Riches, Illusionist Jared Hall, sand painter Mark Demel and national youth speakers Monty Hipp, Fred Lynch, Cynthia Tobias and Darrell Scott will offer insight on issues faced by middle school students. Alive 2007 is $75 per person and hotel accommodations are available at for an additional fee. Register by Oct. 29 for $65. For a free leader’s information packet, call 1-877-896-3802 or view the information online at

The Mission of Hope

The Mission needs people with grant writing or program development experience with a not-for-profit organization. Call Mission Administrator Paul Alexander for details. The Mission also accepts vehicle donations that can return a tax deduction and the good feeling that comes from helping those in need. The Mission of Hope provides rehabilitation, education and housing for men who are homeless. The Mission treats the causes of homelessness in order to return these men to a productive life in the community. Please contact the Mission at 629-2559, or you can e-mail the Mission at SeafordMission@Verizon.Net, or write to Seaford Mission, PO Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973. As always, the Mission appreciates all financial help, vehicle donations, and especially your prayers. more church items on page 39

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church

“A Place to Belong”

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

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

94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956


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

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Road 68, South of Laurel Laurel, Del.

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

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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

MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007


The dangerous tongue By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford


Laurel Wesleyan Church

To understand this article you make foolish, must first understand this is NOT ill-conceived about the war in Iraq. This article isn’t about guns, it is about a personal attacks weapon much more dangerous, does nothing to bolcalled the tongue. With that said, consider California Democratic ster our cause or the Congressman Peter Stark’s comment last week that our soldiers in hard work of our Iraq are getting their “heads blown off for the president’s amusement.” soldiers. Starks was participating in the congressional record. debate on a vote concerning a children’s Third, we should never demean our health care override attempt. Iraq wasn’t commander in chief in this way during even the topic, but somehow Starks times of war. I think it says something swerved into that territory and unleashed positive to our world when we live in the his ill-fated barrage. So, here’s the quesfreedom to disagree with war POLICY tion, “Is such a statement helpful or deeven as the war continues. structive to this nation?” I am quite cerBut like the folly of the Dixie chicks, tain it is destructive, and let me give you to make foolish, ill-conceived personal atfour reasons why. First, it fosters an atmosphere of hatred. tacks does nothing to bolster our cause or It seems that for many liberals the primary the hard work of our soldiers. Finally, it dishonors sacrifice. Imagine platform is “I hate Bush.” Assuming that you are a grieving parent and in the midst Starks doesn’t LITERALLY believe that of burying your son or daughter you are the President experiences joy when our told that their “head was blown off” for soldiers die, then the comment is made the amusement of the President. Does that only from anger and bitterness. sound like a worthy death? Our soldiers Next, Starks serves in a position that serve because their country asked them to should be above such reprehensible commentary. It’s one thing to hear such talk on accomplish a very difficult objective. They are driven by valor, honor, patria late night call-in program or even in a letter to the editor; but in the halls of Con- otism and bravery. Stark’s loose lips only show a lack of reverence for the sacrifices gress? made. If ever there was a venue to choose When I teach my children how to talk with those they disagree with, I want their your words carefully, I would think the death of soldiers would be that venue. behavior to be at a level well above So for me, the bottom line is that Starks. It is awfully sad when I can’t even Starks comments were destructive during point to our own congressmen as exama critical time in geo-political history. ples of restraint and propriety. I realize I am embarrassed that he is a congresseveryone is passionate about the war, but man in this great country and I would does that mean we better express our side think San Francisco could do better than through venomous speech? I think nothim in the next election cycle. and I am embarrassed to have such talk in

Ministries third anniversary

On Dec. 7-9, All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries will be celebrating its third anniversary. This Year’s Theme is “Praise is the way, we say thanks.” Guest Preachers are Pastor Helena Bailey of Kingdom Life Family Ministries of Millsboro; Apostle Richard Scott of Grow in Grace Worship Center

of Delmar, Md.; Rev. Annette P. Wilson of Cathedral of Love AUMP of Salisbury, Md. Friday and Saturday Services begin at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 5 p.m. Should you have any questions feel free to contact the church at 875-7772; or email awolministry@ Pastor Randy and Elect Lady Lorrie Jones, Host Pastors.

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

“A Few Old Friends” CD:

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


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

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

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

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




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

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

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

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

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

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

King’s St. George’s Mt. Pleasant

Worship Sun. Sch.

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

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


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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT Ministry for the whole family 7 PM

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proclaiming Faith 4 pm Sunday on WKDI 840 AM Radio

Food Outreach Emergency Food

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

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

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

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

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

“The Pickle Church” CHRIST THE CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY CHURCH PICKLE MINISTRIES OUTREACH & CORNERSTONE NOTE MUSIC MINISTRY Corner of Bethel Rd. & Alt. 13 • 302-875-8150 Worship Svce 10 a.m. - Rev. Rick Elzey Church School & Jr. Church 10 a.m. - Pastor Doris Whaley Wings of Prayer Tues. 7 p.m. Exploring God’s Word, Wed. 7 p.m.


Obituaries Steven J. Herr, 37

Steven J. Herr of Pittsville, Md., died Oct. 13, 2007, due to injuries he received from an automobile accident. Steven was born Feb. 10, 1970 at Cheverly, Md. to George and Gene Herr of Seaford. He graduated from Seaford High School in 1989 and he received a bachelor degree in accounting from Delaware State University. He was currently employed at Food Lion in Salisbury, Md. He loved being around his children, and enjoyed playing cards and chess. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, Susan Herr of Church Hill, Md.; three children, Samantha, Nicholas and Zachary; one brother and his wife, Chad and Amy Herr, and their children Cody and Alexa of Seaford. Memorial services were held Friday, Oct. 19, at Lifeway Church of God, Bridgeville. Contributions may be sent to the Herr Family Scholarship Fund, PNC Bank, PO Box 7, Church Hill, MD 21623. Arrangements were handled by Fleischauer Funeral Home, Greenwood.

Laura Celeste Jackson, 78

Laura Celeste Jackson, affectionately known as “Sweet Cake,” of Laurel departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. Mrs. Jackson was born in Laurel on June 20, 1929, a daughter of Grant and Viola Jones Teagle, who predeceased her. She was the youngest of four children She accepted Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel. She received her early education at Paul Laurence Dunbar School and completed high school at Delaware State College in Dover. After completing high school, Celeste attended Bowie State College, Bowie, Md. After completing college, she went on to receive her cosmetology license. Celeste married William Jackson of Seaford, in 1951. She was a loving and faithful wife until his passing in 1992. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her grandmother, Laura Echo Morris; her aunt, Mary J. Pollitt; a brother, Palmer Teagle and a niece Sheree Lynn Wilson. She leaves to cherish her memory two sisters, Phyllis Wilson and Viola Cannon of Laurel; a sister-in-law, Marie Teagle of Salisbury, Md.; a cousin-in-law, Dorothy Hearn of Laurel; god-daughter, Melanie Stancell of Bear; and a number of relatives and friends who thought of Celeste as a genuine and loving person. Family and friends called Thursday evening, Oct. 18. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 19, at New Zion United Methodist Church in Laurel. Interment was in St. Matthews 1st Baptist Church Cemetery in Laurel.

Everett Slidell Baker, 80

Everett Slidell Baker of Seaford, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Mr. Baker was born on Oct. 17, 1926 he was the son of John Wesley Baker and Bessie Downes Baker, who predeceased him. He was a 1943 graduate of Pittsville High School; he served in the US Army for 13 months and spent many years as a farmer on the east side of the county as well as in Seaford. He worked for a few years at DP & L and retired in 1999 from

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the Wicomico County Solid Waste Dept., after 25-years of service as the Wicomico County Landfill Supervisor. He owned and operated many companies including, a tomato factory, Wan-Dee race track, Baker Paving, and was a Case tractor dealer, all in Pittsville. Mr. Baker was also the past Mayor of Pittsville and he was responsible for implementing the Water Treatment Center. Everett was an avid NASCAR fan, an Orioles fan and loved to spend time with his friends and most importantly his family. His memberships include: a past member of the Pittsville Lions Club, past member of the Pittsville Fire Company, a member of Reliance Grange #58, a Everett Baker member of Gethsemane Methodist Church in Seaford, a member of Mayor’s Association of Counties, and a lifetime member of the Pittsville PTA. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Walter Baker in 1984, a former Sheriff of Wicomico County. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Doris E. Baker; two daughters, Wanda Cropper and her husband, Courtland of Salisbury, and Denise Jackson and her husband Keith of Seaford; two granddaughters, Cynthia Causey and her husband, Kevin, and Courtnie Jones and her husband, Aaron; four great-grandchildren, Ryan and Kasie Causey, Jordan Cropper and Jacob Jones. A funeral service was held Thursday, Oct. 18, at Holloway Funeral Home in Salisbury, where friends called Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, and Thursday one-hour prior to the service. The Rev. Ed Dennis officiated. Interment followed at the Wicomico Memorial Park in Salisbury. Contributions may be made in his memory to the American Diabetic Association, 114 Baptist St., Salisbury, MD 21801; and/or PRMC Foundation/Heart Center, 100 E. Carroll St., Salisbury, MD 21801; and/or Pittsville Volunteer Fire Company, C/O George Whited, P.O. Box 15, Pittsville, MD 21850. Arrangements were in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit to send condolences to the family.

William J. Kinnamon, 91

William J. “Bill” Kinnamon of Seaford passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. He was born on March 1, 1916 in Eldorado, Md., a son of James and Olivia Holder. He was raised by Guy and Florence Kinnamon, who predeceased him. He served his country by serving in the United States Army and was a World War II Veteran. After the military, he became a tech operator at E.I. DuPont in Seaford for 33 years and retired in 1978. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford. He was a member of the Federalsburg VFW Post #5246 and the

American Legion in Hurlock. He loved sports and was a devoted Yankees Fan. He enjoyed working in his garden and traveling. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Arintha “Rinky” Watkins Kinnamon who he married May 30, 1942; two sons, Ronald Guy Kinnamon and his wife, Mellie, and Gary John Kinnamon and his wife, Margaret, all of Seaford; two grandchildren, William Guy Kinnamon, and Renata Lynn Kinnamon, both of Seaford; one great-granddaughter, Caitlin N. Cudworth of Seaford; a sister, Ruth Grove of Bridgeville, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Garland Holder, Webster Holder, Carl Holder; and two sisters, Marge Kelly, and Esther Holly. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Framptom Funeral Home in Federalsburg. Interment followed at McKendree Cemetery near Rhodesdale, Md. with military honors. Friends called at the funeral home on Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 300 N. Pine St., Seaford, DE, 19973; or to LifeCare at Lofland Park, 715 East King St., Seaford, DE, 19973; or to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Attention: I.C.U. Floor, 601 Middleford Road, Seaford, DE, 19973.

Hazel J. King O’Day Millman, 93

Hazel J. King O’Day Millman of Lewes passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. She was born June 26, 1914 in Georgetown, a daughter of Robert Peter and Julia Butcher King, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Millman was a caregiver in the

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Lewes area for a number of years and had also been a store keeper for many years with her first husband. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Alfred B. O’Day (1961); and her second husband, Edward Preston Millman (1984). She is survived by her daughter, Fay O’Day Pletcher of Seaford; two sons, Donald O’Day of Georgetown, and Ronald E. O’Day and his wife Andee of Lewes; six grandchildren, Jeffrey T. Wheatley of Greenwood, Valerie D. Gilbert of Seaford, Stacy R. O’Day of Oklahoma City, Okla., Ronald J. Williamson of Reliance, Md., Dana S. Sanchez of Alexandria, Va. and Hazel Millman Shawn Smith of Seaford; several great-grandchildren; and two nieces, Mildred Hastings of Laurel, and Grace Luciani of Wilmington. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 20, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville, where friends called one-hour prior to the service. Interment was at Bridgeville Cemetery in Bridgeville. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Delaware Hospice, 20167 Office Circle, Georgetown, DE 19947. Send online condolences to:

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William James Russell, 65

William James “Jimmy” Russell died suddenly on Oct. 17. Born on March 26, 1942, he was a lifelong resident of Bridgeville. He graduated from Bridgeville High School, served in the United States Air Force from 1961-1965, and retired from the Delaware State Police force in 1989. Following his retirement, he worked for 10 years as an investigator for Brooks Armored Car Service, Inc. and, at the time of his death, was employed as a Funeral Director’s Assistant by Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium. He was a lifetime member of the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Company, and was recently chosen by his peers as Fireman of the Year. He was a 32nd degree Mason, Scottish Rite, and was a member and Past Master of Hiram Lodge #21. He was also a member of the Association of Retired Delaware State Police. He was an avid golfer, and, at the time of his death, was looking forward to his annual trip to Myrtle Beach. He enjoyed his big, black Harley-Davidson and the time he spent riding with his friends. Mr. Russell is survived by his wife, Ellen; two sons, Christopher and his wife Sarah of Bridgeville, and Douglas and his fianceé Stephanie Smith of Smyrna; two brothers, Robert and Ronald Russell, both of Bridgeville; a sister, Carol Carlisle and her husband Keith of Greenwood; and his father-in-law, John Kunkle, formerly of Milford, now living in Roxboro, N.C. He also leaves step-grandchildren, Jordan and Erin Chisenhall, and the three grandchildren who were truly the joys of his life, Christopher Blake, Samuel Roland and baby Allison Grace. Funeral services were held Sunday, Oct. 21, at Union United Methodist Church, Bridgeville, with the Rev. Dale Brown officiating. Friends called on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville. Interment with full State Police Honors was in Bridgeville Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 727, Bridgeville, DE 19933; or Bridgeville Public Library Building Fund, 210 Market St., Bridgeville, DE 19933. Send online condolences to:

Chester W. Wootten Jr., 76

Chester W. Wootten Jr. of Georgetown, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at Bay Health Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford. Mr. Wootten, Jr. was a son of Chester W. Wootten Sr. and Daisey Hudson Wootten, who had preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Clara S. Wootten; step-children, Carol Layton, Caroline McCray, Carlton Ray Jr., Clara Lee Layton, and Charlotte Kowalski. A brother, Jack Wootten of Greenwood; sisters, Gurtrude Bradford of Salisbury, Rada Lewis of Laurel, Anna Lee Robinson and husband Clarence of Bethel; 22 nieces and nephews. Chester retired from Townsend’s Inc. as a chick delivery driver. He loved harness horses and loved to attend horse races. He was a very likeable person. Funeral Services were held Monday, Oct. 22, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, where friends called prior to the services. Interment was in Line United Methodist Church Cemetery, Whitesville. Contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 100 West St., Suite 1002, Wilmington, DE 19801; or American Heart Association, 20771 Professional Park Blvd., Georgetown, DE

19947. Arrangements were provided by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro. Letters of condolence may be emailed at:; or,

Ernest Lee Colonna, 75

Ernest Lee Colonna of Mardela Springs died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at his home. He was born on Aug. 8, 1932 in Wachapreague, Va., a son of Arthur and Florence Colonna. Mr. Colonna graduated from Accomack County High School in 1950. He went on to serve his country in the U.S. Coast Guard. He retired from Crown Cork and Seal after 37 years of service. Ernest also worked at NASA and loved his work as a waterman on a family fishing boat in Wachapreague, Va. He played softball for the Salisbury Moose Lodge #654 and umpired for the Wicomico County Slow Pitch Softball League. His hobbies included, playing ball, fishing, cards, bowling, horse races, gardening and most of all spending time with his great-granddaughter, Taylor, and friends, Gary Shores and Don Glover. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Ann Ernest Colonna Colonna; two sons, Doug Colonna and Terry Martin, both of Salisbury, three daughters; Linda White of Lewes, Sherry Mumford of Salisbury and Shelly Mitchell of Pocomoke, three step daughters and their husbands; Debbie and George Searcey of Fruitland, Joyce and Ronnie Scholl of Salisbury, and Judy and Ricky Zeigler of Quinton, Va.; seven step-grandchildren Tammy and Orington Searcey, Ronnie, Brian and Jeff Scholl and Tommy and Tina Mears; 11 step-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Thomas, Roy and Preston Colonna, all of Wachapreague, Va.; a sister, Frances Tomalonis; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 22, at the Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Family and friends called prior to the service. Interment was held in Springhill Memory Gardens in Hebron. In memory of Mr. Colonna, contributions may be sent to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Kenneth E. Riggins, 67

Kenneth E. Riggins of Seaford died on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 at Genesis Elder Care - Seaford Center. Mr. Riggins was the son of John “Brownie” and Mildred Riggins, who predeceased him. He was a welder and mechanic his entire life and retired from AllSpan Trusses in Bridgeville. He also had worked for C W Wright Construction in Seaford. Kenneth loved fishing, NASCAR racing and dirt track racing. Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jenny M. Riggins, who died Dec. 11, 2006. Two brothers, Raymond and Donald Riggins, also preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter and her husband, Teresa and Morris Tucker of Seaford; his son and his wife, Kenny and Tracy Riggins of Delmar; four grandchildren, Hailey Riggins, Hannah Riggins, Sariah Michael, and Heather Smoot and her husband Scott; two great-grandchildren, Kyler and Korey Smoot. Also surviving are a brother, Richard Riggins and his wife Becky of Bethel; seven sisters, Barbara Beauchamp


and her husband Royce of Salisbury, Janet Johnson and her husband, BJ of Princess Anne, Md., Carmen Price of Salisbury, Vonnie Williams and her husband Curtis of Salisbury, Shirley Ingram of Beeville, Texas, Dolores Wheatley of Cedar Park, Texas and Betty Lair of Heber, Utah. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 23 at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford, where friends called prior to the services. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford

Icie Hazel Whaley, 92

Icie Hazel Whaley of Laurel passed away on Oct. 18, 2007 at the Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Delmar. She had worked as a seamstress for the former Delmar Shirt Factory. She enjoyed quilts and sewing, cooking especially her yeast rolls and fudge. Her greatest accomplishment was being an excellent wife and mother. Mrs. Whaley was preceded in death by a daughter, Joan Slaughter. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Granville D. Whaley; her two sons, Robert Whaley and his wife Kay of Laurel, and Burton Whaley and his wife Carrie of Delmar; her daughter, Ruth Lynch and her husband Eugene of Portsville. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Monday, Oct. 22, where friends called prior to the service. The Rev. Barry Devine officiated. Interment followed in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Elizabeth M. Helene Owens, 88

Elizabeth M. Helene Owens passed away on Oct. 20, 2007 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. Born and

raised in Sharptown, MD. she was the daughter of Sidney and Helene E. Mitchell. Mrs. Owens was a faithful member of Christ United Methodist Church in Laurel and a charter member of the Laurel Lioness Club. She so loved her family and was quite the family historian. She had once worked for the Chipman’s Shoe Store and the Calio shoe store. She is survived by her son, Dr. Gary W. Owens and his wife Lorrie of Glen Mills, P.A. and a daughter, Judy Sheridan and her husband Paul of Laurel. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Ann Hill and her husband Laurel Asst. Fire Chief Jeff Hill of Laurel, Laurel Fire Chief Mark Sheridan and his wife Penny of Laurel, Scott Sheridan and his wife Deb of Exton, P.A., Scott Owens and his wife Joanna, Aaron Owens and his wife Stefanie, Tyler Owens, and Thomas and Danielle Degnan and great grandchildren, Ashley Hill, Payton Owens, Heather Sheridan and Scott and Emilee Sheridan. She is preceded in death by her husband Avery Owens. A Funeral Service was held at the Christ United Methodist Church, Laurel on Wednesday Oct. 24,where friends called prior to the service. The Rev. Fred Ducan officiated. Internment followed in Sharptown Fireman’s Cemetery in Sharptown, MD. Contributions may be made in her honor to Christ United Methodist Church 510 S. Central Ave Laurel, DE 19956 or Laurel Volunteer Fire Company 205 W. 10th Street Laurel, DE 19956. Arrangements were in the care of the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Continued to page 39

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We thought of you again today, with sadness and with love, then our hearts found peace serene with thoughts of your home above. Dwelling with our Heavenly Father and Jesus, Savior and friend, walking with Him by crystal streams in a land where there’s no end. We know you stroll those golden streets on legs so firm and strong and gaze at the beautiful mansions bright with eyes that see no wrong. Our memories will never fade, we’re never far apart, until we reach our Heavenly home, you’re right here in our heart. In His time Marie, Tiny and Joe


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Entertainment Pumpkin recipes raise funds for local charities The 2007 Punkin Chunkin World Championship extends beyond soaring gourds. Events during the weekend of Nov. 2-4 will include some of the best pumpkin recipes flying out of creative kitchens and onto the judges’ platform to raise money for charity. As part of the time-honored pumpkin festival, there are several cooking competitions that local amateur and professional chefs enter to show off their skills cooking all things pumpkin related. “Take something, add pumpkin, and you never know what you’re going to come up with,” said Sandy Elliott, cooking contest director. “It’s all about tasting the wonders of the pumpkin world.” The contest usually raises money for one specific charity, or it can be any reputable nonprofit organization, said Frank Shade, Punkin Chunkin Association president. “The rules require every contestant to provide two complete entries,” he said. “One of them is for judging and the other is auctioned off.” “The person whose dish sells the most at auction gets to choose the charity from the auction proceeds,” said Elliott. Winners receive plaques and other donated incentives; there are no cash awards. “Most important, the winners have Sussex County bragging rights for a whole year,” said Elliott. “Plus, the cooking contest is

the only part of Punkin Chunkin in which pie is a good thing. When there’s a pie in the sky for a chunker, that usually means there is a problem.” Judges for the contests are professional chefs and celebrity guests, and the unknown spectator, whom Elliott’s husband will unceremoniously grab from the midway. The cooking contest also includes a cookbook with all the recipes entered in this year’s contest. The cookbooks are available for purchase at the contest tent. Cooking and baking categories include entrees, soups and stews; cookies, candies and snacks; pastries and other desserts; appetizer, hor d’oeuveres, sauce; restaurant and professional chef; most unique use of pumpkin; best presentation; and people’s choice, which is voted upon by spectators. Additionally, there is the “No Holds Barred Chili Cookoff” contest with prizes for the best chili recipe and the best chili recipe with pumpkin. The deadline for entering the cooking contests is Friday, Oct. 26, to allow time for the recipe books to be published. The cooking contest will be Saturday, Nov. 3; the chili contest is Sunday, Nov. 4. For contest rules and an entry form for the cooking and baking contests, visit and go to the link for contests. For more information, call Elliott at 947-0273.

Kaeshammer to perform at SHS The Seaford Community Concert Association will hold its second concert of the 2007-08 seasons on Monday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m., at Seaford High School with a concert presented by jazz pianist Michael Kaeshammer. Michael Kaeshammer is one of the most exciting young jazz pianists in the country today. Still in his mid-20s, he has released a series of award-winning, critically-acclaimed recordings and has developed a large international following through his dynamic live performances. As a charismatic performer, who was classically trained in Germany, he fell in love with boggie-woogie piano at the age of 13. By the time Kaeshammer and his family moved to Canada, four years later, he was a veteran of the German club, concert and jazz festival circuit. He released his debut recording in 1996 while still a teenager and was hailed by critics for his “prodigious technique and thunderous left hand bass lines on a repertoire of brilliantly reshaped traditional jazz and blues classics.” Michael Kaeshammer and his backup trio of performers promise to bring a lively and entertaining night of music to the concert stage. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for this concert.

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Activities abound at Punkin Chunkin

Jazz pianist Michael Kaeshammer will perform Monday, Oct. 29 at Seaford High School as part of the Seaford Community Concert Association Concert series.

This year’s World Championship Punkin Chunkin, set for Friday through Sunday, Nov. 2-4, will offer time-honored gourd hurtling, live entertainment, food and fireworks. Another highlight of this year’s event will include the Friday evening concert featuring country star Jo Dee Messina, along with Joanna Cotton and Carolina Rain. More than 100 machines will be on the firing line at the new site at the Dale Wheatley farm in Bridgeville. The new location has close to 1,000 acres to accommodate the 55,000 people who attend the annual pumpkin-pitching contest. Adults and children compete in four categories: human powered, centrifugal, catapult, trebuchet and air cannon. “The first gourds from the cannons will go airborne promptly at 11 a.m. each day, Sussex County time, which means give or take an hour,” said Frank Shade, Punkin Chunkin Association president. One of the rules, he said, allows competitors in that class who shoot a pumpkin beyond the field to choose either to look for the pumpkin or take a foul shot. Those who opt to go pumpkin hunting, accompanied by spotters, have three hours to find the gourd. Once they make that choice, however, they lose the opportunity to reshoot. Shade explained the new system allows competition to continue without delays. “We’re also putting on a grand finale firing show,” said Shade.

“We’ll have all 100 machines firing during a free-for-all demonstration after competitions each day. We’ll be filling the skies of Bridgeville with flying pumpkins.” In addition to the flying pumpkin spectacles, the event includes food booths, craft booths, rides for children, a cooking contest, baked goods auction for charity and live entertainment. The day’s events will conclude Friday night with the Jo Dee Messina concert and Saturday night with a fireworks display. The gates open each day at 7 a.m., and events begin with the national anthem, Punkin Chunkin anthem and pledge of allegiance. The increased space will allow the event to expand its offerings, which this year will include on-site camping. Registration forms for campsites are available on the website. The new site is approximately a mile east of the intersection of Rt. 404 and Rt. 18. Daily admission is $7 per person and free for children younger than 10. Parking is $2. Concert tickets may be ordered online or purchased at Harley Davidson of Seaford, The Seaford Chamber of Commerce and the Cape Gazette office in Nassau Commons, west of Lewes. For more information, call the Punkin Chunkin Association office at 302-6848196, Shade at 302-854-5382 or visit

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Entertainment Bulletins John Waters tickets

John Waters helped launched the first Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival in 1998 with a memorable Opening Night performance at the Bottle and Cork. He has graciously agreed to return for a pre-10th anniversary celebration on Oct. 27, at the Baywood Greens. What does John Waters say about returning to Rehoboth Beach? “I’m thrilled to be returning to the Rehoboth Film Festival, 10 years older and more perverse. Looking forward to the off-season air, the rabid film tastes of the festival’s patrons and a chance to spread my joyously rabid celluloid obsessions.” Besides being an American filmmaker, he wears the titles of writer, visual artist, and art collector. Acting and voice roles in television and film are also a part of Waters’ credits, as well as writing and serving as a professor of Cinema and Subculture Studies at the European Graduate School. With more than 40 years of experience in the independent film industry, Waters has traveled the world and as you can imagine, he has a lot to talk about, and talk he will! John Waters will share his amazing experiences as he performs “This Filthy World.” Tickets: $135, include performance, two complimentary beverages, and delicious hors d’oeurves. For more information, visit tivalSpecialEvents.html.

icz is the renowned author of 24 books, including biographies, history, and a short-story collection about ghosts and spirits who roam along the Mid-Atlantic region. This program will feature local and regional legends and folklore, with several of the stories focusing on Sussex and Kent counties in Delaware and nearby sites in Maryland.

Post office memorials

The Seaford Historical Society is offering the post office boxes located in the Seaford Museum on High St. as memorials for loved ones or in honor of someone special. Different sizes are available. For more information, call the museum at 628-9828.

Messiah tickets now on sale

The Southern Delaware Choral Society, under the direction of John Ranney and the MidAtlantic Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Julien Benichou will present Handel’s Messiah on Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m., at Eagles Nest Fellowship Church, off Rt. 1 in Milton.

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Dinner with John Waters

Enjoy a wonderful evening with celebrity John Waters at the magnificent home of Marcia and Henry DeWitt. The DeWitts along with Betsey & Stan Heuisler will host a delicious dinner. Guests will be able to converse with John Waters as seating rotates through each course. Don't miss this rare opportunity to meet and eat with a legend in the filmmaking industry. Seating is limited so purchase your ticket now! Tickets: $350 per person. For more information, visit

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Storyteller visits Del Tech

Are there ghosts in your town? What spirits lurk in Sussex and Kent counties? Find out what’s truth and what’s fiction in “Delmarva Ghost Stories & Legends,” presented by well-known storyteller Ed Okonowicz on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the theatre of the Arts & Science Center. The public is welcome to attend this free program. A Delaware native, Okonow-

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This is the first time the choral group has collaborated with the Mid Atlantic Symphony Orchestra of Towson, Md. and this year will only be giving one performance. Tickets, which are $25 for the general audience and $15 for students, are being sold at Puzzles in Lewes and Browseabout Books in Rehoboth or by calling 645-2013.



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KENMORE WASHER/ DRYER, white, used only 6 mos., bought new home & couldn't use, Heavy duty, super capacity, top load washer. Front load dryer. Bought as a combo for $800, asking $500. Call 858-7841. 10/18 ASST. LASER DISC MOVIES, $4,.99 ea. Pool Stick, good cond., $7. Sealed packs of football, baseball & nonsport trading cards, $100, or will separate. 398-0309. 10/18 DAY BED, white metal w/ link springs. No mattress, $40. 629-3312. 10/18 PRO-FORM AIR WALKER, no impact total body workout, $50. 629-8765. 10/18 WOOD STOVE, Glacier Bay, price negotiable. 8757495. 10/18 SHOTGUNS: 12 ga. Winchester, single barrel. 12 ga. dbl barrel,. 30-06 Savage Rifle w/scope. Gun cabinet, lighted, holds 5 guns, w/drawer bottom. 628-8113. 10/18 BLUE DOWN COMFORTER, king size, new, duvet cover & shams, $60. Junior sleeping bag, new, $8. 628-5484. 10/11 FINANCIAL CALCULATOR, Radio Shack, EC5500, $10. 628-5484. LAWNCRAFTER MOWER CART w/dump body, $40. 875-1862. 10/11 HITACHI 51" BIG SCREEN TV with huge oak entertainment center, $1250. 6296502 or 245-2868. 10/4 HARVEST TABLE, solid wood, 38x70, knotted pine, hand made, $175. Treadmill, $75. 875-5277. 10/4 OAK TWIN BED, w/wo box springs, solid wood, exc. cond., like new mattress, $100 OBO. 629-3628. 10/4 BMX BIKE RACER, 12" mongoose, new tubes, new tires, $75 OBO. 629-0789. 9/27

BRAND NEW CHAIR & love seat, 2 end tables, 2 matching lamps, all new, never used, $400 for all. 875-9401. 9/27 2 RECLINER WING CHAIRS, brand new, pale yellow upholstery, $450 ea. 628-7788. 9/27 2 CUSHION SOFA w/lg. pillows in back, from Ashley Furn. store, good cond., $35. Recliner Rocker, vergy good cond., $25. 877-0131. 9/27 ELEC. RANGE, Whirlpool, white/blk. burners, glass front, good cond., $75. 8770131. 9/27 PICTURE IN FRAME, 28"X45", beautiful scenery w/flowers, trees, lake & mountains, $35 OBO. 6296159. 9/27 BATH CABINET w/light fixture & mirror, very good cond., $20. 629-6159. 9/27

ANIMALS, ETC. DOG KENNEL, chain link, 4 - 6'x10' sections, one w/gate. Exc. cond., $95. 629-6258. 10/25 BLUE-GOLD MACAW, male, 2 yrs. old, friendly, intelligent, clean vocabulary, great w/other pets. Comes w/lg. cage & travel tree, $2000 OBO. 682-4162. 10/18 2 HIMALAYAN CATS, females, spayed, 2 yrs old., $50 ea. or $75 for both. 682-4162. 10/18 2 PURE BRED PIT BULL Puppies, female, 9 wks. old, $250 OBO. 410-8964573, lv. msg. 10/11 BEAGLE PUPPIES, $75. 875-2745. 9/20

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LEGALS INTERNATIONAL PLUMBING CODE 2003 SECTION 109, MEANS OF APPEAL BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD, An ordinance to amend Section 109, Means of Appeal, as follows: Section 109.2 - Delete in its entirety and replace with: Section 109.2 Membership of board. The board of appeals shall consist of three members appointed by the Mayor and Council. Section 109.2.1 - Delete in its entirety and replaced with: Section 109.2.1 - Qualifications. The board of appeals shall consist of members who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to building construction and plumbing installation. Board members shall not be employees of the City of Seaford. Section 109.2.3 - Delete in its entirety and replaced with: Section 109.2.3 Board Meetings; records. (a) Meetings of the Board shall be held at the call of the Chairman and at such other times, as the Board may determine. All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public. (b) The Board shall keep minutes of its proceedings, and shall keep records of its examinations and other official actions. The record shall be immediately filed in the City office and shall be a public record. Section 109.2.4 - Delete in its entirety and replaced with: Sec. 109.2.4 Rules adoption. The Board of Adjustment shall make and adopt rules in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter. Section 109.2.5 - Delete in its entirety and replaced with: Sec.109.2.5 Filing fee for appeal. A fee, as determined by the Mayor and Council, shall accompany each appeal to the Board of Adjustment. Section 109.2.6 - Delete in its entirety and replaced with: Sec. 109.2.6 Hearings. The Board shall fix a reasonable time for the hearing of the appeal, give public notice thereof, as well as due notice to the parties of interest, and by mail to the record owners within three hundred feet adjoining or adjacent in each direction, to the property upon which the appeal centers. The appeal shall be deciding within a reasonable time not to exceed sixty (60) days from

the date of the filing of such appeal. Upon the hearing, any party may appear in person or by agent or by attorney, provided that the agent or attorney produces authorization from his principal for acting in such a capacity. Section 109.3 - Delete in its entirety. See above. Section 109.4 - Delete in its entirety. Section 109.4.1 - Delete in its entirety. Section 109.5 - Delete in its entirety. Section 109.6 - Delete in its entirety. Section 109.6.1 - Delete in its entirety. Section 109.6.2 - Delete in its entirety. Adopted: August 14, 2007. A copy of the complete Ordinance may be obtained at the City of Seaford Municipal Building, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware or by called the City Office at (302) 629-9173 and requesting a copy. Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager 10/25/1tc

INTERNATIONAL BUILDING CODE 2003 SECTION 112, BOARD OF APPEALS BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD, An ordinance to amend Section 112, Board of Appeals, as follows: Section 112.3 - Delete in its entirety and replace with: Section 112.3 Qualifications. The Board of Appeals shall consist of members who are qualified by experience and training to pass on matters pertaining to building construction. Board members shall not be employees of the City of Seaford. Add Section 112.4 Membership of board. The Board of Appeals shall consist of three members appointed by the Mayor and approved by Council. Add Section 112.5 Boards meetings; records. (a) Meetings of the Board of Appeals shall be held at the call of the Chairman and at such other times, as the Board may determine. All meetings of the Board shall be open to the public. (b) The Board shall keep minutes of its proceedings and shall keep records of its examinations and other official actions. The record shall be immediately filed in the City office and shall be a public record. Add Section 112.6 Rules adoption: The Board of Appeals shall make and adopt rules in accordance with the provisions of this

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Chapter. Add Section 112.7 Abstention: A member shall not vote on appeal in which that member has any personal, professional or financial interest. Add Section 112.8 - Filing fee for appeal: A fee, as determined by the Mayor and Council, shall accompany each appeal to the Board of Appeal. Add. Sec. 112.9 Hearings: The Board of Appeals shall fix a reasonable time for the hearing of the appeal, give public notice thereof, as well as due notice to the parties in interest, and by mail to the record owners within three hundred feet adjoining or adjacent in each direction, to the property upon which the appeal centers. The appeal shall be decided within a reasonable time not to exceed sixty (60) days from the date of the filing of such appeal. Upon the hearing, any party may appear in person or by agent or by attorney, provided that the agent or attorney produces authorization from his principal for acting in such a capacity. The Chairman of the Board may continue the hearing for additional fact finding. Adopted: August 14, 2007. A copy of the complete Ordinance may be obtained at the City of Seaford Municipal Building, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware or by calling the City Office at (302) 629-9173 and requesting a copy. Dolores J. Slatcher City Manager 10/25/1tc

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE You are hereby notified the below matter will be before: The Planning and Zoning Commission for their review and recommendation on Thursday, November 1, 2007, at 7:00 P.M., in City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware; and, The Mayor and Council for their determination on Tuesday, November 27, 2007, at 7:05 p.m., in City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware: Pamela Landon & John Chanoski, property owners of Tax Map and Parcel 431 4.00 106, 106.01 & 106.02, located on E. King Street, is seeking a sketch plan approval on behalf of Deric Parker, who proposes to build a 5 unit townhouse on these lots. If any of these projects are of concern to you and you wish to present your position or evidence, please attend this meeting.

You may have counsel attend on your behalf. Issued this 25th day of October 2007 pursuant to

PAGE 35 the Rules heretofore adopted by the City of Seaford. THE CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher

City Manager 10/25/1tc See LEGALS—page 36

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LEGALS - from Page 35

PUBLIC HEARING The City of Seaford, Delaware, in cooperation with the Sussex County Council (SCC), and the Delaware State Housing Authority (DSHA), will hold a public hearing so that all citizens can have an opportunity to participate in the development of an application to the State of Delaware Community Development Block Grant Program for a grant under the provisions of the Community Development Act of 1977. The primary objec-

• OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007

Section 106 Review Process established by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended, comments are especially encouraged from interested agencies and individuals with respect to undertakings that may affect historic properties of significance to such agencies and individuals. The hearing will be held in the City Hall, Seaford, Delaware on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. A status report for FY07 will also be included. For more information contact

tive of the Community Development Program is the development of viable urban communities, including decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. It is also a primary objective to alleviate physical and economic distress through the stimulation of private investment and community revitalization in areas of population out-migration or a stagnating or declining tax base. In accordance with the

William Lecates, Director of Community Development and Housing at 855-7777. 10/25/1tc

NOTICE On 9/25/2007, Edgewater Broadcasting, Inc. submitted application to the FCC for transfer of license for a FM translator to WXXY. Translator rebroadcasts WXXY Channel 204 Port Republic, NJ and serves Seaford, DE on Ch. 286 with 16 Watts from 22625 Sussex Highway, Seaford, DE. 10/25/1tc


DRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 1.664 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, OF A 2.519 ACRE TRACT, (land lying north of Route 24, 388 feet west of Road 497; application filed on behalf of M & M HEATING, INC.; C/U #1709). Copies of the above ordinance are available in the Office of the Clerk of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware. Public Hearings thereon will be held in the Chamber See LEGALS—page 37

12 Upcoming Auctions by Marshall Auctions - Major Auction Event in Delmar, MD “DEVELOPER INVENTORY REDUCTION AUCTION” 20 Prime Building Lots + a Brand new 4-5 BR, 3 BA Home in Bridgewood Estates Sub-Division, Delmar, MD

Saturday, October 27th, 2007 at 3:17 – Held Onsite MULTIPLE LOTS WILL BE SOLD “ABSOLUTE” TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER, REGARDLESS OF PRICE. Directions from North: At the intersection of Rt. 13 and Rt. 54 (Line Road traffic light) in Delmar travel South on Rt. 13 for 0.75 Miles to Foskey Ln. Turn left onto Foskey and follow for 0.2 miles to Sub-Division Entrance on Newbridge Dr. on right. Directions from South: From the Center at Salisbury travel North on Rt. 13 for 2.4 miles to Old Stage Road. Turn right onto Old Stage Rd. and follow for 0.5 miles to Sub-Division entrance on Newbridge on Left. Signs Posted. Bridgewood Estates: This community boasts gracious luxury style

homes just minutes from Salisbury shopping and is located within the ultra desirable Delmar school district. Of course, the Maryland & Delaware beaches are major attractions in the region. This is a Developer Inventory Reduction Auction and multiple lots WILL be sold regardless of price. These are approved building lots with city sewer and water access. If you are tired of overpriced homes and relentless searches for an affordable building lot, a greater opportunity may never present itself like this one. If you are unsure of how the auction process work, please contact our office today. Our qualified staff prides itself on explaining the overwhelming benefits of buying a property at auction. Giveaways: For each lot purchased you will be entered to win one

of many $500.00 Visa Gift Cards. Lots to be Offered: 20 Lots in the Sub-Division will be offered. They are referred to as Wicomico County Taxmap 20 Parcel 115 Lots 1, 7, 27, 28, 29, 31, 37, 42, 49, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66 & 67. Terms of auction: $3,000.00 down per lot on day of auction in cash, certified check, credit card, or check acceptable by the auction company. The balance to be paid in 45 Days. All lots being sold “as is”. 3.5 % Buyer premium. Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. BROKER PARTICIPATION. Brokers wishing to represent a client must have their client(s) registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details.

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

Saturday, October 27th, 2007 at 3:17 PM




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

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

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

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

32568 Hastings Dr., Laurel, DE – Tuesday October 30th, 2007 at 4:07 PM Real Estate Preview: Oct. 21st 3:30 – 4:30 PM & Oct. 25th 5 – 6 PM Directions from South: At the intersection of Rt. 13 & Rt. 30 (South of Laurel) turn West on Rt. 30 (Dorothy Rd) and follow for 0.5 miles to Bi-State Blvd. Turn right onto BiState Blvd and follow for 2.7 miles to Dukes Rd. Turn left onto Dukes Rd. & follow for 0.3 miles to Hastings Dr. Left on Hastings & follow to home on the right. Signs Posted. Description: Wonderful 3 BR, 1.5 BA 1,772 Sq. Ft. brick Ranch style home on a large 1.05 Acre waterfront lot on

ADDITIONAL UPCOMING AUCTIONS: Oct. 27th, 2007 – 3:17 PM -9105 Drawbridge Dr., Delmar, MD. Brand New 4-5 BR, 3 BA, 2,700 Sq. Ft. home in Bridgewood Estates Nov. 2nd, 2007 – 3:17 PM – 30310 Calhoun Ave., Salisbury. Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA Waterfront home on Leonards Mill Pond. Nov. 3rd, 2007 – 10 AM – Waterfront Home &


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

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

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

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

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

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MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 36 of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, DECEMBER 18, 2007, at 1:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. At that time and place, all persons interested shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 10/25/1tc

PUBLIC NOTICE The following ordinance was approved by the Sussex County Council on September 11, 2007: ORDINANCE NO. 1931 WITH CONDITIONS AN ORDINANCE TO GRANT A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND IN AN AR-1 AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR ARCHERY REPAIR AND SALES TO BE LOCATED ON A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN BROAD CREEK HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 1.0018 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, (land lying southwest of Route 13A, 925 feet northwest of Road 468; application filed on behalf of WAYNE AND JANET SANSONE; C/U #1720). 10/25/1tc


Public hearings thereon will be held in the Chamber of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, DECEMBER 4, 2007, at 11:00 A.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. At that time and place, all persons interested shall have a reasonable opportunity to be heard. 10/25/1tc

PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on NOVEMBER 29, 2007, in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing concerning the following proposed amend ment to the Code of Sussex County: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 99, ARTICLES I, III, IV AND VI OF THE CODE OF SUSSEX COUNTY RELATING TO FORESTED AND/OR LANDSCAPED BUFFERS, SITE PLANS AND BONDING REQUIREMENTS AND TO AMEND CHAPTER 115 OF THE CODE OF SUSSEX COUNTY, ARTICLE III TO ADD A PROVISION ALLOWING COUNCIL TO REQUIRE A FORESTED AND/OR LANDSCAPED BUFFER FOR CONDITIONAL USES AND RESIDENTIAL PLANNED COMMUNITIES OF SINGLE-FAMILY OR M U L T I - F A M I L Y DWELLINGS. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Copies of this proposal may be examined by interested parties in the Planning and Zoning Office, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. 10/25/1tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Little Creek Hundred C/U #1709 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, NOVEMBER 29, 2007, in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of M & M HEATING, INC. to consider the Conditional use of land in an AR1 Agricultural Residential District for a heating and air conditioning office, shop

• OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007

and warehouse to be located on a certain parcel of land lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, containing 1.664 acres, more or less, of a 2.519 acre tract, lying north of Route 24, 388 feet west of Road 497. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this proposal may be examined by interested parties in the Planning and Zoning Office, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, between 8:30 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 10/25/1tc

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

NOTICE Estate of Madeline G. Ennis, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Madeline G. Ennis who departed this life on the 10th day of June, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Betty Cannon on the 26th day of Septem-

PAGE 37 ber, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 10th day of February, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Betty Cannon 211 Laurel Commons Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: Sergovic & Ellis, PA. P.O. Box 875 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 10/11/3tc

NOTICE Estate of William T. Reese, Sr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given

that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of William T. Reese, Sr. who departed this life on the 7th day of September, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto William T. Reese, Jr., Margaret Ann Reese, Robert F. Reese on the 2nd day of October, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 7th day of May, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: William T. Reese, Jr. 177 Starr Road Newark, DE 19711 Margaret Ann Reese See LEGALS—page 38

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Seaford School District Board of Education will hold a public meeting for the purpose of consideration of a waiver to the provisions of 14 Delaware Code §1705(A)(a) requiring any kindergarten or grades 1-3 public school classes to have no higher ratio of teacher to students than 1:22 by the last school day in October of the current school year. This ratio is only to apply to a class where students are instructed in core academic subjects of English/Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. A local school board may waive this subsection after voting to waive it at a public meeting noticed for that purpose. Any local school board seeking such a waiver shall do so on or before December 1st of each year. The meeting will be held on Monday, 5 November 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ashok Champaneria Board Room, 390 North Market Street Extended, Seaford, DE 19973. Citizens may present written or oral comments on the matter under consideration by the Board of Education. Procedures related to the public forum portion of this meeting include: 1) Citizens who wish to address the Board should complete the “Public Participation Form for School Board Meetings” (available at the Seaford School District Office at 390 North Market Street Extended during regular business hours or at the time of the meeting) and present it to the presiding officer prior to the start of the meeting; 2) Citizens may address the Board of Education by seeking recognition from the presiding officer. When recognized, citizens shall first state their names and the topic upon which they would like to speak; 3) The presiding officer may limit the time for comments. WHAT: WHEN: WHERE: WHY:

A public meeting of the Seaford Board of Education 7:30 p.m. on Monday, 5 November 2007 Ashok Champaneria Board Room, 390 N. Market Street Extended Consideration of a waiver of the provisions of 14 Delaware Code, §1705(A)(a) for West Seaford Elementary School and Blades Elementary School

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Seaford School District Board of Education will hold a public meeting for the purpose of consideration of a waiver to the provisions of 14 Delaware Code §1704(4). This subsection of the law requires all public school buildings to have allocated to them 98% of the Division 1 units generated by the actual unit count in that building by the last school day of October of the current school year. A local school board may waive this subsection after voting to waive it at a public meeting noticed for that purpose. Any local school board seeking such a waiver shall do so on or before December 1st of each year. The meeting will be held on Monday, 5 November 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ashok Champaneria Board Room, 390 North Market Street Extended, Seaford, DE 19973. Citizens may present written or oral comments on the matter under consideration by the Board of Education. Procedures related to the public forum portion of this meeting include: 1) Citizens who wish to address the Board should complete the “Public Participation Form for School Board Meetings” (available at the Seaford School District Office at 390 North Market Street Extended during regular business hours or at the time of the meeting) and present it to the presiding officer prior to the start of the meeting; 2) Citizens may address the Board of Education by seeking recognition from the presiding officer. When recognized, citizens shall first state their names and the topic upon which they would like to speak; 3) The presiding officer may limit the time for comments. WHAT: WHEN: WHERE: WHY:

A public meeting of the Seaford Board of Education 7:00 p.m. on Monday, 5 November 2007 Ashok Champaneria Board Room, 390 N. Market Street Extended Consideration of a waiver of the provisions of 14 Delaware Code, §1704(4) for Central Elementary School, Blades Elementary School, West Seaford Elementary School, and Frederick Douglass Elementary School.



LEGALS - from Page 37 1314 Cynwyd Club Drive Wilmington, DE 19808 Robert F. Reese 609 McKean Street Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. P.O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 10/11/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Helen I. Jester, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Helen I. Jester who departed this life on the 21st day of September, A.D. 2007 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Ronald Jester on the 2nd day of October, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to

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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC AUCTION OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE CONSISTING OF 7+/- ACRES IN LAUREL, DELAWARE Location: Iona Avenue, Laurel, Delaware 19956. From the intersection of U.S. Rt. 13 and Del. Rt. 24 in Laurel, travel west on Rt. 24 (4 th Street) for approx. 0.5 mile into Laurel. The property will be on the left (behind the old Laurel Wesleyan Church). Sign Posted.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2007 -- 4:30 p.m. Preview: Tuesday, October 23 from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 30 from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. Check our website at for more information The property consists of 4 adjacent parcels of undeveloped land in the town limits of Laurel (Zoned R-1) that comprise 6.908+/- Acres. The parcels are identified on the Sussex County Tax Map in District 3-32 on Map 1.07 as Parcels 294.01, 312.00, 314.00, & 315.00. The property has approx. 1,085 ft. of frontage along both sides of Iona Avenue (unimproved road), approx. 166 ft. of frontage along the southerly side of Orange Street (unimproved road), and approx. 303 ft. of frontage along both sides of Fuller Street (unimproved road). Parcel 315.00 consists of 2.1852+/- Acres and is situated behind the old Laurel Wesleyan Church. The parcel has approx. 166 ft. of frontage along the southerly side of Orange Street, approx. 437 ft. of frontage along the easterly side of Iona Avenue, and approx. 235 ft. of frontage along the northerly side of Fuller Street. Parcel 314.00 consists of 0.7621+/- Acre and is situated to the west of Parcel 315.00. The parcel has approx. 167 ft. of frontage along the westerly side of Iona Avenue. Parcel 312.00 consists of 0.7747+/- Acre and is situated along the southerly boundary of Parcel 314.00. The parcel has approx. 204 ft. of frontage along the westerly side of Iona Avenue. Parcel 294.01 consists of 3.186+/- Acres and comprises the southerly portion of the entire property. The parcel is situated along the westerly boundary of Parcel 312.00 and has approx. 112 ft. of frontage along the westerly side and 172 ft. of frontage along the easterly side of Iona Avenue. The parcel also has approx. 68 ft. of frontage along the southerly side of Fuller Street. Iona Avenue, Orange Street, and Fuller Street are unimproved roads in the town of Laurel with access to 4th & King Streets. These roads are recorded on the Sussex County Tax Map. Note: This is a large tract of unimproved land in Laurel’s town limits and all 4 parcels will be sold together. Visit our website at for a Property Information Packet with survey, tax maps, aerials, & conceptual sketches. Parcel 311.00 is NOT included in the sale. Terms: $20,000.00 down payment in the form of Cash, Certified Check, or Cashier’s Check made payable to Jos. C. O’Neal, Inc.. Balance to be paid within 45 days when a good and marketable deed will be given. The property is being sold in “AS IS” con dition. A 4% Buyer’s Premium will be charged on the final selling price. Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, but it is their intent to sell said property. Broker Participation invited. Brokers must have clients registered 24 hours prior to auction. Contact our office for complete details. View complete terms at



On the Record Marriage Licenses Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish joyfully announces the following couples have obtained marriage licenses: • Roy H. Witmer, Delmar to Teresa Lynn Good, Delmar • Roger W. Clarke, Delmar to Heather Marie Boothe, Delmar • Nicholas J. Davis, Laurel to Angel Marie Holland, Laurel • Daniel Arthur Lord, Laurel to Alexandria Nicole Owens, Laurel • Kevin James Townsend, Laurel to Brooke Ashley Downey, Laurel • Robert Lee LaPrad, Greenwood to Dana LouAnn Cahall, Greenwood

Deeds • 03/16/07, Delmar Feed Mills, Inc. to Evans Investing, LLC, parcel, Town of Laurel, Little Creek Hundred, $39,000 • 03/28/07, Jaime M. and Laura T. Garmendia to John T. Jr. and Vendla A. Esler, Lot No. 68, Section II, River's End, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $399,000 • 03/30/07, Audrey M. Roberts to Guillermo Alcantara, Lot No. 30, Phase II, Fawn Grove, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $372,000 • 04/03/07, Ralph J. Givens to Robert and Denise R. Brown, Lot No. 5, Lands of Ralph James Givens, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $50,000 • 03/30/07, Francis A. and Beverly L. Ogundare to Zenon Carreno and Francisco L. Blas, Tract Nos. I-IV, Lands of Reese G. Carey, Town of Laurel, parcels, Little Creek Hundred, $140,000 • 04/05/07, Shawn M. Clay to Martha Hernandez, Lot No. 1, Baker Mill Road, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $238,000 • 04/10/07, Todd and Rachel Drace to Katie A. Killian and Adam B. Willey, Lot No. 58, Nanticoke Acres, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $170,000 • 04/09/07, Kristy Anne Short-Divens to Burton L. and Dannaile D. Rementer, Lot No. 9 and southern one-half of Lot No. 10, parcels, Little Creek Hundred, $179,900 • 03/29/07, Brookfield Heritage Shores, LLC to Edward J. and Carla G. Heath, Lot No. 440, Phase II, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $260,000 • 04/10/07, Frederick J. and Doris J. Tana to Thomas J. and Dana L. Bowe, Lot No. 1, Lands of James Walker and Elizabeth Sturino, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $145,900 • 03/30/07, North State Street Properties-Governors Grant, LLC to Kimberly K. Jannsen, Lot No. 44, Governor's Grant, Town of Seaford, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $285,000 • 04/12/07, Dual Exchange Land Company, Inc. and James C. Johnson to Shelly M. Thomas, Lot No. 5, Newton,

subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $88,250 • 04/12/07, Larry Sr. and Kathy Lynn McConnell to Millard F. Jr. and Sylvia J. Vannoy, parcel, Little Creek Hundred, $270,000 • 02/28/07, Bruce M. and Carla E. Rickards to Alan and Sherrie Price, Lot No. 2, Lands of Bruce and Carla Rickards, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $110,000 • 04/09/07, Brookfield Heritage Shores, LLC to Henrietta E. Dubinok, Lot No. 495, Phase I, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $218,015 • 04/11/07, Marion L. Burke and Marcia Burke-Anderson to Troyer Construction, Inc., Parcel A, Lands of Marion L. Burke, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $75,000 • 04/10/07, Jason M. Russell and Julie L. Phelps to David M. and Jennifer L. Simowitz, parcel, Town of Blades, Broad Creek Hundred, $159,900 • 04/12/07, Gary S. Allison to Steven Victor Wilt, parcel, Seaford Hundred, $69,000 • 03/15/07, Samanda Properties LLC to David B. and Mary A. Burroughs, Lot No. 31, Block A, Middlesex Beach, subdivision, Baltimore Hundred, $3,000,000

Building Permits • 10/04/07, Samuel C. and Shirley D. Prettyman, E/Rt. No. 13A, S/Rt. No. 454A, Little Creek Hundred, Tenant Fit Up, $18,000 • Kenneth W. and Maria L. Hastings, E/Rt. No. 493, 2810', N/Rt. No. 24, Little Creek Hundred, Det. Garage/Porch, $16,560 • Willard J. Hayes, E/Rt. No. 13, 4345, N/Rt. No. 54, Little Creek Hundred, Interior Remodel, $24,000 • Rosalee Marshall, Bynum Lane, Lot No. 4, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling, $61,743 • 10/09/07, Michael K. Phillips, N/Rd. No. 70, E/Rd. No. 461 and S/Rd. No. 46, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $86,075 • David R. and April M. Phillips, SE/Rt. No. 66, E/Rt. No. 455, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling w/Additions, $80,072 • Antoine Jones, Lot E/SD Rd. No. 461, Little Creek Hundred, Dwelling, $89,400 • Robert Q. and Michelle Booth, W/Oak Lane, 500', NW/Rd. No. 530, Nanticoke Hundred, Family Room/Porch, $40,800 • Henry J. Jr. and Dorothy Kaufman, S/Rd. No. 551, 605', E/Rd. No. 549, Seaford Hundred, Manure Shed, $18,240 • B and B Realty LLC, Mullen Commercial Park, Lot No. 3, Seaford Hundred, Tenant Fit Out, $179,492 • NBB Construction, W/Rt. No. 638, N/Rt. No. 40, Lot No. 17, Nanticoke Hundred, Interior Renovations, $10,000

MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007

Church Briefs Bus Trip Chaplain’s Chapel, Joel Osteen Bus Trip, Baltimore, on Friday, Oct. 26. Leaving 4 p.m., cost is $25. Call 3494874.

Huge Family Fall Fun Event Light the Night! and join families from Bay Shore Community Church in Gumboro, (Rt. 26 and Rt. 30) Friday, Oct. 26 from 5-9 p.m. Come dressed in a non-scary costume and enjoy trunk or treating with a faithbased focus. Have a blast on our huge inflatable slide, compete in our costume contest, and get ready for zany skits and family fun worship from Geddy the Gecko; a Christian Professional Sports Mascot. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served. What a great alternative to Halloween! You won't want to miss it! No charge. Bring all your friends. Be sure to RSVP how many will attend. For more information, contact Kim Johnson at 443-359-0702, or Your family can decorate the trunk of your car like a Bible scene and hand out treats, or you can just come to visit all the cool trunks to receive treats.

Halloween Party at Woodland A Halloween Party will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., at Woodland Methodist Church, 4.5 miles west of Seaford across from Ferry. There will be games and prizes in Fellowship Hall. The public is welcome to attend. For more information call 6298775.

“The Labour of Love” performing On Oct. 28, the popular singing group “The Labour of Love” will be performing at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Laurel. Labor of Love, has been together since 1999. Their music ministry has been shared with many churches, fairgrounds, and campgrounds throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and New Jersey. They have written some of the songs presently recorded on their 5 CD’s. The program starts at 7 p.m., with Don Murray and friends beginning at 6:30. St. Paul's is located on Old Stage Road, just east of US 13. For more information, call Pastor Don at 856-6107, or 875-7900 for directions.

Benefit for St. George’s UMC A Gospel Concert being held at St. George’s United Methodist Church, Laurel on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7-9 p.m. Christian music presented by “The King’s Ambassadors,” Salisbury; “Sounds of Joy Trio,” Laurel; and “Jerry Jones,” Seaford. Come out for an evening of God’s joy, food and old fashioned fellowship. For more information, call 875-2273.

Women dinner and auction

Mount Olivet United Methodist Women of Seaford, present their annual Roast Beef Dinner on Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. This homemade dinner will be served family style in the fellowship hall of Mt. Olivet UMC (Downtown Seaford.) Take-out will be available. The menu includes: (all freshly prepared) roast beef, mashed potatoes, cole-slaw, assorted baked goods and more. Simultaneously, a Silent Auction will be held to raise money for our Missions. Adult cost is $8.50 each. Student cost is $4.50 each and children five and under eat free. Tickets will be available at the door.

“Inward Beauty,” “Inward Beauty” the priceless gift of a woman. “Your beauty should not come from outward... instead it should be that of your inner-self, the unfading beauty of a gentle spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” I Peter 3: 3 and 4. Join us for a special evening set aside just for women, on Sunday evening Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m., at Greenwood United Methodist Church, corner of N. Church and Market streets, Greenwood. Worship music led by: Kim Willey of “Abundant Joy.” Guest speaker: Kathy James, nurse practitioner and pastor's wife. Join us for a spiritually refreshing and worshipful time especially for women. You have been designed to bear the gifts and qualities of Christ-like inward beauty that our Heavenly Father has given each woman. Our worship leader and speaker are godly women with a deep love for the Lord and a heart for other women. Refreshments served afterwards. Call Terri Rogers if you have any questions at 628-1747.

Macedonia A.M.E. Revival Macedonia A.M.E. Church, 431 North St.,Seaford, will host revival beginning Oct. 25, at 7 p.m.- Praise & Worship; on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m., the Rev. Frances Benson, John Wesley AME - Choir & Congregation of Dover; on Oct. 27, at 6 p.m., the Rev. Alma Bolden, Waters United Methodist Church - Choir & Congregation, Oxford, Md. Pastors Dania & Zakiya Griffin

Pastoral Aide Service Nov. 25 The pastoral aide committee of All Walks of Life Outreach Ministries will have a service on Nov. 25, at 5 p.m. The Guest Preacher will be Rev. Rosie L. Edwards of Tabernacle of Prayer of Salisbury, Md. Should you have any questions feel free to contact the church at 302-875-7772. “A ministry where Everybody is Somebody & Jesus Christ is Lord of All”

Trunk or treat at Grace Baptist Trunk or Treat will be celebrated at Grace Baptist Church Wed, Oct 31, 6 p.m. Join us for games, candy, and snacks. All are welcome!

Obituaries Lester Alfred Trice, Jr, 64 Lester Alfred Trice, Jr. died Monday October 22, 2007 at his residence. Born in Salisbury, Md., the son of Dorothy Baker and Lester A. Trice, Sr. He was a heavy equipment operator for Swain Excavation in Lincoln, at the time of his death. He was a machine operator at the Dupont Company in Seaford, DE for 34 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of Life Way Church of God, Bridgeville, and he attended Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 1728, Seaford and he was an Army veteran. He is survived by a son, David Scott Trice, a daughter, Lisa R. Trice, a grand daughter, Samantha C. Boulden, all of Seaford; two brothers, Joseph B. Trice and wife Debbie, Delmar, and Jerry L. Trice and daughter Heather of Denton, Md.; and his companion, Mary C. Blades of Lewes. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Carole Ann Johnson Trice in 1998. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 27, at 1 p.m. in Life Way Church of God, Bridgeville. The Reverends Mark Landon and Roland E. Tice will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Life Way Church of God, 7046


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Seashore Highway, Bridgeville, DE 19933. Arrangements by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.

Michael David Botdorf, 48 Michael David Botdorf, of Laurel died Saturday October 20, 2007 at his residence. Born in Seaford, the son of Sandra Chatwin Herbert of Seaford and the late Richard Bayne Botdorf; he was a shift supervisor at the Indian River Power Plant in Millsboro. He was a Navy veteran, an avid golfer and skier, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 1728, Seaford and a certified scuba diver. In addition to his mother, he is survived by a brother, Darrel B. Botdorf, Cape Coral FL; and a half brother, Donald R. Herbert of Seaford. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Charlotte L. Botdorf who died in 1965. Services will be at a later date. The family requests contributions be made to the American Heart Association, Pennsylvania-Delaware Affiliate, 625 W. Ridge Pike, Suite A-100, Conshohocken, PA 19428-0860 Arrangements by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007

Baseball fan, 1963 LHS grad Richard Cordrey dies to see him once. Richard CorWe are all on the trail of life, drey passed away AT URPHY but something inside tells me that last week. we’re to help each other on that Richard had been He was voted Best Pertrail. God gave us that trail. I feel out of the scene that I, and probably others, failed for perhaps 15 sonality by his class, an Rich. years or more, Let’s just hope that you and I the last few spent honor he tried his best to are not too busy next time. It at a local health could even be us who needs that care facility as he keep throughout his trouencouragement. fought severe Thanks, Richard — my growweight problems bled life. ing up would not be the same associated with without you. diabetes. At his working in data systems, I befuneral, Pastor Roland Tice lieve. He married but things did Construction, construction, talked about how, in the face of not work out and Richard reconstruction everywhere, on Rt. all his nagging health problems, mained single the rest of his life. 13 in Laurel, at several major inRichard kept a good attitude alHe played softball for several tersections and at other places as most to the end. area churches and DuPont, but they try to get as much done as Richard, or “Isaac,” as he was health problems visited him early possible before cold weather. sometimes called, was a member and he left the company, I am They are going to widen the enof the class of 1963 Laurel High thinking around 20 years ago. trance — or exit, if you will — at School and was voted Best PerThat Laurel class of 1963, my O’Neal Brothers and Mitchell’s sonality by his class, an honor he wife’s as a matter of fact, has lost Furniture. The stores are going to tried his best to keep throughout 18 members of the 93 total. On lose part of the corner of their his troubled life. He was class facing pages of the yearbook are parking lots. president his sophomore and junRichard, Debra Dickerson and Hang on, it will be done, some ior years and he loved baseball Joyce Cordrey Wolfgang, all of day. Meanwhile allow yourself an dearly. whom have left us. extra 15 or 20 minutes to travel Richard grew up on Spruce The office for the Star is locatto your destination. Street, one block from the school, ed in Seaford next to the Mediand like many of us during that cine Shop and Richard was a regA few people have asked, estime if we had two quarters in ular customer. He made his slow pecially Francis Wheatley, what our pocket it was, “Hot diggity walk from his car to the shop unthe theme for the Laurel Christdog, I’m going to the movies this til health stopped this completely. mas parade is for 2007. Thanks week.” His older brother, Melvin, Often, I would talk with him and to Francis we have found out. It of Red Stockings fame, was a he asked that I stop and see him is “The Days of Christmas” and star player on the football team, as he longed for some conversathe date of the parade is Friday, but Richard loved to throw a tion and company. I think I went baseball and he played baseball throughout his growing up years. One of my favorite stories is of Richard, Albert Phillips, Butch Schollenberger, me and, I believe, Phil Sheridan going to Camden to play an American Legion game for old friend Archie Ellis around 1959. We were not above mischief and this was no different. Being a year older, the driving fell to me, and our stop in Canterbury where we loaded my What is FIRE CORPS? car with a few cheap watermelFire Corps is the key component of Citizen Corps that supports and ons was just one of our growingsupplements resource-constrained fire and EMS departments through up pranks. the use of citizen advocates for non-operational activities. Fire Corps Everyone who played ball remembers Rich’s classic pitching provides information to fire and EMS departments nationwide on how to form and when he dropped that implement a citizen advocate program and promote it in their community. left leg that ball came flying out Fire Corps is coordinated nationally through a collaborative partnership of his hand. Richard must have of the International Association of Fire Chiefs’ Volunteer Combination been a good ballplayer - his senOfficers Section, the International Association of Fire Fighters, the ior year the Bulldogs were 10-4, National Volunteer Fire Council, and the U.S. Fire Administration. losing those four games by a total of eight runs. Richard was also a good student in school. My influence there did not get through to him — I’m glad. Fast forwarding, Richard ended up at the DuPont Company,



Dec. 7. Also, the Sycamore Road Shop Hop is set for the weekend of Nov. 15, 16 and 17. Culver’s Antiques, O’Neal Antiques and the Hen House will be participating. Sounds like Christmas to me. Sure hope Fred Melvin doesn’t spend too much on my gift this year. Oh yes — there is a $1,500 door prize at the Shop Hop Maybe Fred will win this. Saturday morning was like a day from the past as area farmers, wannabe farmers, history enthusiasts and auction followers gathered at the late Hiram Dorman’s farm for what auctioneer Lee Collins described as “one of the last true generation farm equipment” sales on site in the area. Everybody knew Hiram, a character of great interest to us all. I had known Hiram from my earliest days and in this column I often shared stories about Hiram. He was a farmer in the truest sense, hard working and never but never putting on airs — what you saw was what you got. As I wandered around intrigued by the old farm machinery, groups gathered to tell stories, share memories and discuss the many tractors and pieces of machinery and how they worked.

As Ned Fowler told me, “This is a totally different auction crowd,” and he was right. I was looking at the old slat corn crib and Joe Messick wandered over to tell me about them and how important they were to the farm years ago. Inside this one was an old lightning corn sheller with several corn cobs still in it. It was state-of-the-art as it could handle two cobs at a time and it brought $500 at the sale. We all shared several laughs at the old outhouse that was located next to the woods at the edge of the field. Young boys crawled up on the old Super M tractors and were they excited. You might ask where am I going with this.Well, nowhere really. I just want to remind you of the great thing that farm families have meant to this country. I hope their dedication and hard work will never be forgotten. Make this week good for someone and I’m sure someone will do the same for you as Red Sox fan Ed Hannigan has done, putting me on cloud nine after the Red Sox made it to the World Series. You know Walt’s Barber Shop in Laurel was going to give away free haircuts if the Indians won — Mohawks only, folks. See ya around!


News items may be mailed to the Seaford and Laurel Star, 628 W. Stein Highway, Seaford, DE 19973. Or they may be faxed to 629-9243.

Information on how to implement Fire Corps within your department is available at Once you have started your program, you can also register it on the website to have it included in the national directory and help interested citizens contact you.


Citizen advocates who aid departments in non-operational activities allow first responders to focus their efforts on being prepared for and responding to the most critical, life-threatening situations. Everyone can do something to support their local fire and emergency service departments. Today’s requirements demand more time for the operational aspects of the fire service. It is becoming increasingly harder on the men and women who place their lives on the line for the citizens of Delaware to meet the operations requirements while still running the business of the fire company. That is where you can help! Join your local fire company’s Fire Corps and help support the operational providers of Delaware with: • General administrative support • Public relations and outreach • Helping to rehab firefighters on long calls • Fundraising • Grant writing • Life safety education • Web site support • And many others

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Seaford Star Sports Cross country boys split with CR, Lake Forest; girls’ team loses a pair By Gene Bleile The Blue Jays boys’ cross country team split a tri-meet last Wednesday, when they defeated Lake Forest, 22-39, but lost to powerhouse Caesar Rodney, 21-35, in conference action at Chapel Branch Nature Trail. The girl’s team continued to improve but lost to CR 17-46 and to Lake Forest 18-45. Head coach Vince Morris summed up his team’s performance with praise for both squads. “The boy’s team split with CR and Lake, defeating the Spartans. While the score did not indicate it, the

race with CR was closer than the score indicates, as the Jays placed six runners in the top 10, compared to only four for the Riders. Many of my boys ran to the course best performances.” The Lady Jays, who have a young team with only seven runners on the squad, had another tough day against two powerhouse teams. “The race of the day, was turned in by Savannah Jones and Macey Cordrey, who continued their steady improvement. Lindsay James also had a solid perform-

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The Woodbridge Raiders celebrate after picking up an 18-6 Homecoming win over Laurel last Saturday. Photo by Mike McClure

Raiders muzzle Bulldogs, Quinones goes over 1,000 yards in 18-6 win By Pat Murphy On paper the Laurel Bulldogs were favored to win against the Woodbridge Raiders in the Raiders’ Homecoming game on Saturday, October 20th game. The game was moved to Saturday because of weather predictions the evening before. The trouble is someone forget to tell the feisty Raiders who was favored as they pulled off an 18-6 upset win, scoring 18 first half points. The Bulldogs were 4-2 going into the game against the now 3-4 Raiders and despite having several players out with injuries and one on a trip. the Bulldogs felt they could handle the Raiders. The Raiders were led by sophomore running back Josh Quinones, who gained 214 yards on 29 carries and scored a touchdown and kept the Bulldog defense chasing him most of the afternoon. Quinones, listed at 146 pounds, has gained over 1,000 yards for the second consecutive season and the best appears to be before him as he has two years left for opposing defenses to chase him. The game may have been decided in Laurel’s first possession after the defense shut the Raiders down. Taking a Raider punt at their 45 yard line put the Bulldogs in a great starting position as they mounted a nine play drive that got the ball to the Raider four yard line. Runs by Blake Hare and Cody Bristow figured in this drive, but the Raider defense stiffened. Led by T.J. Jefferson, John Boyer, Jorge Young, Austin Perry, and Morgan Weaver, the Raiders forced the Bulldogs to go for a field goal from their 24 yard line. The usually sure footed Kyle Brown’s kick sailed left and a hush came over the Bulldog sideline as they came off the field. The Raiders took over at the 20 yard line. “I was disappointed. We should have put points on the board. We should had a touchdown. Woodbridge got tougher and we didn’t,” said Laurel coach Ed Manlove. The Raiders engineered a 13-play

The Jays’ Gernie Purnell ran a meet time of 21:19 and beat a CR competitor at the finish line by one second. Seaford’s Dan Flagg is closing the gap on both runners and finished with a time of 21:22. Photo by Gene Bleile

Woodbridge sophomore Josh Quinones runs with the ball after catching a pass from Austin Perry during the Raiders win over Laurel last week. Quinones had 214 yards rushing to help pace Woodbridge to its third win of the season. Photo by Mike McClure

drive that resulted in a touchdown at the 2:05 mark of the first quarter. After a four-yard run by Young, Quinones picked up six yards for a first down which gave the Raiders their first first down of the afternoon and set the stage for more. Several plays later, on a third down and nine, Quinones shook off several Bulldog tacklers for 16 yards and a another first down. Young liked what he saw and he carried tacklers with him until he was finally brought down on the Bulldogs’ 10 yard line. Several plays later, Quinones

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SOCCER SENIORS- Shown (l to r) are the Seaford varsity soccer team’s seniors: Anthony Fascelli, Trevor Lee, Andrew Halter, Zack Schofer and Drew Venables. See more soccer photos on page 44. Photo by Gene Bleile



SHOT ON GOAL- Laurel’s goalie, Ashley Zarello, makes a nice kick save on a shot by the Lady Jays’ Erin Wooten (second from left). Defending on the play is Kelsey Oliphant (21) and Chelsea Espenhaub (7). Trailing the play is Seaford’s Anna Duryea (7). Zarello had nine saves in the game. Photo by Gene Bleile

EYES ON THE BALL- The Lady Bulldogs Kelsey Oliphant (21) and Mariah Dickerson (4) try to stop the Lady Jays’ Haley Quillen from driving the ball up field in the first period. Trailing the play is Seaford’s Hilary Cooper. Photo by Gene Bleile

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The first Shorecut Lawn Care 5 on 5 flag football tournament will take place Nov. 17-18. The cost to participate is $125 per team with three guaranteed games. Trophies will be awarded to the first, second, and third place teams with an expected pay out of over $1,000 to be awarded to the first place team. Contact Blair Carey at 443-783-3294 to sign up or for more information.

ON THE RUN- Woodbridge’s Jorge Young runs through holes created by his offensive line as Laurel’s Cody Bristow, left, and Josh Kosiorowski move in to make a stop during last Saturday’s game in Bridgeville. Photo by Mike McClure

HERE, YOU TAKE IT- Delmar’s Kevin Forse pitches the ball to a teammate on the option as a pair of Blue Jay defenders close in on the Wildcat quarterback. Photo by Mike McClure

Gethsemane United Methodist Church Race for Faith is Nov. 17 The Third Annual Gethsemane United Methodist Church Race for Faith will take place at 9 a.m. on Nov. 17. The proceeds will go towards The Seaford Mission. Register by Nov. 3 at a cost of $15 Pre-registration (first 50 registered runners will receive a free Third Annual Race for Faith t-shirt); $10 pre-registration for students; and $20 registration day of event (beginning at 8 a.m.). The race starts at Woodland Ferry in Seaford. For more information call Kelly or Rachael Carey at 302-629-5588.

Open House! Sun., Oct. 28, 12-2 p.m.

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Seaford Stars of the Week

The Lady Jays Kelsey Hoch, left, battles Laurel’s Kelsey Gordy for possession of the ball near the Bulldogs’ end line in the second half. Photo by Gene Bleile

Male Athlete of the WeekJorge Young- Woodbridge Woodbridge fullback Jorge Young, along with the Raider offensive line, helped pave the way for Josh Quinones who ran for 214 yards. Young also ran for 67 yards on 11 caries and was the team’s top tackler with six tackles and five assists.

Female Athlete of the WeekHilary Cooper- Seaford Seaford’s Hilary Cooper netted one of the Blue Jays two second half goals in a 2-0 win over Laurel last Saturday. It was the first goal of the season for the junior back.

Honorable mention- Ethan Lee- Seaford; Dustin Richards- Woodbridge; Reuss Idler- Woodbridge; Gilberto Villalobos- Woodbridge; Josh Quinones- Woodbridge; John Boyer- Woodbridge; Woodbridge offensive line; Andrew Hoffman- Seaford; Darius Sivels- Sussex Tech; Lindsay James- Seaford; Kelsey Riggleman- Seaford; Ellen Rowe- Sussex Tech; Lindsay Danz- Sussex Tech


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Woodbridge varsity soccer team ties Milford, 2-2 The Woodbridge varsity soccer team finished in a 2-2 in a tie game against Milford last Thursday. Gilberto Villalobos and Dustin Richards each had a goal for the Raiders. The game remained scoreless through the first half of play with both teams netting a pair of second half goals.

Seaford Middle School football team beats Cambridge, 28-12 Victorius Hammond had over 200 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns, including one 58 yard punt return for a touchdown at the end of the first half, to help the Seaford Middle School football team to a 28-12 win over Cambridge. Raheem Cannon also ran for 108 yards. The score was tied 12-12 late in the second quarter. The Blue Jay defense, which posted a second half shutout, was anchored by Raheem Cannon, Andre Washington, and Justin Smarte. Antonio Drummond anchored a solid offensive line.

Lady Jays rally to defeat Bulldogs, 2-0, in local hockey showdown By Gene Bleile No matter what sport Seaford and Laurel battle in against each another, every player and fan knows that a 100 percent effort on the field is not enough. The rivalry between the Jays and Bulldogs goes deeper than the sport. The teams’ records are not a factor, but winning is the trophy that each team covets. Extra effort is the norm not the exception. Last Saturday held true to form, both teams were pumped up by their coaches and fans and every player played aggressive, hard nosed hockey for 60 minutes. The first period was a defensive battle with the ball changing ends of the field on numerous break away runs for both teams. Each time the defense held and the attacks continued for 30 minutes. With the score tied at 0-0 at the half, the Jays’ head coach Robin Verdery and Bulldogs’ head coach Margo Morris gave their respective players a pep talk on strategy and tried to rally them for 30 more minutes and a victory. For almost 14 minutes, the defensive battle continued, until the Lady Jays’ Kelsey Riggleman scored on a hard shot from five yards outside the goal mouth to

give Seaford a 1-0 lead. Laurel didn’t let up and tried to come back, but at the seven minute mark, Hilary Cooper hit another shot from 10 yards out to ice the game at 2-0. “We played with a lot of heart today,” Coach Verdery said after the game. “The first half was a battle, but we shortened our passes in the second half for better ball control. It was a great win for the girls.” Seaford finished the game with 11 shots and 12 corners and Erin Taylor recorded two saves. The Lady Bulldogs recorded three shots on goal and eight corners. Laurel’s goalie Ashley Zarello played an outstanding game and finished with nine saves. Last Wednesday the Lady Jays traveled to Cape Henlopen to take on the powerhouse Vikings team. The Jays couldn’t get any offense going and spent most of the time on defense in the 5-0 loss. The Vikings scored three goals in the first half and two more in the second half to put the game away. Seaford managed only seven shots on goal for the afternoon, while Cape banged out 30 shots. The bright spot for the Lady Jays was goalie Erin Taylor’s 17 saves in the cage.

Woodbridge field hockey team falls to Caesar Rodney, 5-0 The Woodbridge varsity field hockey team fell to Caesar Rodney, 5-0, last Wednesday. Kelli Warner made 14 saves in goal for the Raiders.

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

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STOPPING THE RUN- The Seaford defense collapses on Delmar quarterback Matt Campbell on a quarterback keeper during the Jays’ 54-0 loss last Friday. Photo by Mike McClure



BETWEEN THE LINES By Gene Bleile, Seaford Sports

E-mail updates: Little League play for pay draws reader response from Florida A couple of weeks ago, I received an email from Dave McGee, a former student of mine who now lives in Florida, in response to my column about paying Little Leaguers for playing on ESPN TV (softball and baseball ) in playoff and World Series games. Dave is a 1984 graduate of Seaford High and claims to have beaten me in a free throw shooting contest in sixth grade gym class in the mid-seventies, while his class waited for the bell to ring to leave the gym at Fred Douglass Elementary school. (He and other sixth graders beat me on a regular basis—wink, wink) It was great to hear from him and he brought up some interesting points for discussion, which I will try to summarize in this column. Dave e-mailed me the following: In regard to paying Little Leaguers for World Series play, I believe it would be a colossal mistake. I do not believe the fact that players who do not get paid is an injustice. Please consider the following: First, I don’t think you, me or any person or governing body can / should put a price tag on the integrity of the game and the lessons kids learn today from playing this game. In coaching Little League for the last 10 years, I see children today learning the same, quality lessons in life and sports as I did. Selling out the integrity of the game would be blowing it, on our part, to historic degree. Secondly, money corrupts. Take a minute to imagine the corruption that can and I believe would occur if there were dollars to be gained by winning. Players, coaches and parents alike would now have incentives to cheat the system.” What about the superstar? How long before he decides he should get more than the others? Or the coach that brings his country’s team to the World Series each year? Should a pitcher that routinely pitches a near perfect game or hitter that bats .750 with 5 HR’s be getting paid the same as a platoon player? Finally, what of the recruiter’s? By paying Little League players, recruiters can

now legitimately argue that they can put a youngster under pay for play contracts, pay him incentives or bonus moneys and sponsor him at camps. What I am suggesting is a baseball league that is in conflict with child labor laws, not to mention human decency. Once you pay Little Leaguers or high school or even college athletes, the integrity that makes the game truly great and special will be gone forever.” These are my thoughts. Thanks for asking for them. This subject is very much a hot topic and I appreciate you listening to the other side. All the best to you. I look forward to reading your columns in the months and years ahead. Sincerely, Dave McGee Blue Jay Notebook: *In a recent discussion with former Seaford High coach Ben Sirman, he also expressed concern about the amateur status of a young player, when he or his family received money for him to play on TV. This is a legal question that would have to be answered else where by our judicial system. If money and integrity are the main issues here, then can a trust fund or scholarship fund be untouched until age 18 and amateur status retained legally to stop recruiters from exploiting the kids? Can Williamsport add to their by laws that will clearly state: that all players (U.S. and otherwise) will receive the same amount regardless of playing time? I do agree with Dave, that the integrity of the game is foremost, but ESPN should not be let off the hook to reap millions from the “kids’ love of the game.” Thank You: To Jim and Carol O’Day and Wayne and Doris Merritt for their nice follow up e-mails on the return of their sons, Brian O’Day and Lee Merritt from Iraq. It was my pleasure and honor to salute them as American heroes. I pray each day that the war will be over soon and all our nation’s sons and daughters will return home safely.

The Lady Jays’ Lindsay James was the first Seaford runner to cross the finish line for the girls’ cross country meet against Lake Forest and Caesar Rodney last week. James ran a time of 22:51. Photo by Gene Bleile

Cross country continued ance and prevented the shutout in score against both opponents,” Morris said. Meet results: Lindsay James, 22.51, Jeanmarie Ferber, 27.11, Megan Jones, CB 28.02, Savannah Jones, PR 28.10, Jessica Hill, 28.16, Macey Cordrey, 28.34, Mikalia Trammel, 30.20. Andrew Hoffman, CB 18.04, Barrett

Smith, 18.37, Spencer Noel, CB 18.48, Lee Myer, 19.01, Rob Urell, 19.32, Kirk Neal, CB 19.39, Matt Seaton, CB 19.51, Gernie Purnell, 21.19, Dan Flagg, CB 21.22, Terry Wooters, CB 22.42, Korey Hearn, CB 22.48, Derrick Cummings, PR 23.42. The boys’ record is now 5-2 in conference and 7-2 overall. The girls’ record is 0-7 in conference and 1-8 overall. Seaford’s Andrew Hoffman tries to pass the Riders’ John Simons at the finish line last Wednesday in a cross country meet against Lake Forest and Caesar Rodney. Simons finished one second ahead of Hoffman, who took fifth place. Photo by Gene Bleile

Zack Schofer (13) clears the ball away from a Milford striker and stops an offensive threat early in the first period. Schofer played outstanding defense in the Jays’ win. Photo by Gene Bleile

The Jays’ Oscar Castrejon takes a shot and is then body blocked by the Milford goalie late in the second half of an 8-0 win over the Bucs. Castrejon had one goal in the game. Photo by Gene Bleile



Woodbridge football continued reached the end zone as the Raiders took a 6-0 lead. The extra point attempt was no good. “He is gifted and blessed. He is a football player, he likes to hit and when he gets around the corner nobody can catch him,” Woodbridge coach John Parker said of his running back. The Bulldog offense took a turn for the worse on the next series. Josh Kosiorowski, one of the few Bulldog bright spots for the day, caught a 16-yard pass from Lance Kelley for a first down. After that Blake Hare, playing with a heavily taped ankle, slipped on three consecutive plays. Laurel was forced to punt and the two teams traded possessions, although Kelley was stopped inches short of a first down on their drive. The next Bulldog possession resulted in a fumble on the first play and gave the Raiders a golden opportunity at the Bulldog 11 yard line. R.C. Jefferson recovered the ball for the Raiders on this key play. Despite great defensive plays by Nick Munoz and Jamar Archer, the Raiders struck pay dirt again at the 3:11 mark of the second quarter making it 12-0. Woodbridge quarterback Austin Perry fired a strike to senior Josh Lewis to senior Josh Lewis for a 15-yard touchdown. The Bulldogs’ offense again stalled on their last possession before the half and Brandon Hearne was forced to punt into a strong wind. The Raiders started on the Laurel 45 yard line and Quinones was at his best as he took a little swing pass and ran it to the Bulldogs’ eight yard line where an inspired Josh Kosiorowski made a saving tackle. Kosiorowski and the Bulldogs had

Laurel running back Cody Bristow looks to get past Woodbridge’s John Boyer during last week’s game. Boyer was one of the Raiders’ leading tacklers in the 18-6 home win. Photo by Mike McClure

Woodbridge’s Josh Lewis looks to pick up extra yardage after making a catch during his team’s 18-6 win over Laurel last weekend. Photo by Mike McClure

dedicated the game to his grandfather and Kosiorowski had 12 tackles, four receptions for 78 yards, and seven carries for 30 yards. Several plays later Young took a nine-yard pass for the score, making it 18-0 at the half. The first half stats told the game story as Woodbridge had 191 total yards. The Bulldogs had 76 yards. The third quarter was scoreless as both teams failed to move the ball for any

SHS Homecoming 5K dedicated to Laura Begor By Gene Bleile On Saturday October 13, emotions were running high at the Chapel Branch Nature Trail Cross Country Course in memory of the late SHS cross country runner Laura Begor. This year’s 5K homecoming race for SHS alumni was dedicated to her. Head Coach Vince Morris spoke about her after the race. “Laura was a former cross country and track runner, teammate, classmate and friend, who was taken from us tragically several years ago, as a result of an auto accident. I would like to announce that proceeds from the race will be dedicated to cancer research and treatment in her name.” The day also included the Blue Jay open, which was a 1.5 mile run for boys and girls from the fifth grade to the eighth grade. Morris was impressed with the future runners, he will see in the coming years within the program. “The Middle School team made an excellent showing at this year’s Blue Jay Open events. All of the runners finished in the top 10 in their respective races and received medals,” he added. “I would also like to thank our race sponsors, Towers Signs and ASAP Screen Printing without with out whom, our races would not be successful.” In the men’s division of the Homecoming 5K race, Mike Wright took the top honor with a time of 19.38 and in the women’s division; Caitlin McGroerty took first place with a time of 24.35. 5K Meet Results winners are listed in order of finish: Men’s, Mike Wright 19.38; Robert Fisher 20.28; K. Fitzpatrick 21.38; Brian Wright 22.58; Czar Bloom 23.06; Don Abrams 23.10; Brian Lloyd 24.35; K. Wiloby 25.34; D. Tuke 30.43. Women’s: Caitlin McGroerty 24.35; Jen Abrams 25.54; Maggie Trefney 29.32; Cassie Scott 29.32; Kate Begor 31.33; Brook Dickerson 31.57; Megan Torbert 34.01; Alyson Rowe 37.20; Brittany Wilson 39.10. See page 47 for more results.

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yardage. In the fourth quarter, however, the Bulldogs were denied a touchdown in the corner of the end zone as David Albert’s acrobatic catch was ruled out of bounds, much to the dismay of the officials in the stands on the Laurel side. On the next Bulldog possession, Albert went to work again as he made a great over the shoulder catch at the Raider 22 followed two plays later with another tremendous leaping catch of a 15-yard touchdown pass by Kelley. The extra point was missed and it was 18-6 midway through the fourth quarter. That’s the way it ended. “We played very well and tapered off in the second half. We may have played a

little too conservatively,” Parker said. “Based on the last two weeks, we are learning how to win.” The Raiders’ defense was led by Jorge Young who had six tackles and five assists. Trez Kane and Doug Washington were also among the Raiders’ leading tacklers. Austin Perry completed three of five passes for one touchdown. For the Bulldogs, besides Kosiorowski’s performance, Munoz had 11 tackles followed by Cody Bristow, who had nine. Josh Evans and Rashawn Felder had five tackles apiece. The Raiders face Lake Forest this week while the Bulldogs travel to Dagsboro to face Indian River.



Raven Roundup: Sussex Tech soccer team tops Polytech in OT By Mike McClure

Shown (l to r) at the Katie Wessells Tournament is the Salisbury Christian School volleyball team: back- Coach Erin Morris, scorekeeper Kate Quillin, M.E. Workman, Lyndsey Phelps, Emily Eskridge, Caitlyn Howard, Jessica Gundry, Amy Adkins; middle- Shelby Dukes, Samantha Seifert, Victoria Overholt, Kristen McTernan; frontLindsay Maddux and Whitney Smith. Photo by Pam Eskridge

The Sussex Tech varsity soccer team moved to 10-4 overall and 7-4 in Henlopen Conference play with a 3-1 overtime win over Polytech last Thursday. Evan Lee netted a pair of goals, Sebastian Borror added one goal and two assists, and Christian Espinoza had an assist for the Ravens. Tech goalie Geoffrey Morton made 10 saves. Lady Ravens win 11th game- The Sussex Tech field hockey team advanced to 8-21 and 11-2-1 with a 5-2 win over Polytech last Thursday. Lindsay Danz picked up a hat trick (three goals) and Ellen Rowe scored two goals for the Ravens. Caitlin Stone made four saves for Sussex Tech (35-13 advantage in shots and 19-8 advantage in corners). Ravens fall to CR, 28-20- The Raven varsity football team lost to Caesar Rodney, 28-20, last Friday night despite holding a 13-7 advantage in the second half. Darius Sivels put Tech on the board with a 50-yard touchdown run and Seth Hastings booted the extra point to make the score 21-7 at the half. Sivels had a 24-yard touchdown run and Hastings added another extra point in the third quarter. Jamar Beckett added a 19-yard touchdown run to cut the Riders’ lead to 28-20. The Sussex Tech cross country team won the Tech Bowl at Killen’s Pond State Park on Monday. The four technical schools in the state compete for the title each year. The Ravens have a 9-0 record so far this season. Pictured (l to r) are: first rowEvan Lieb, Brian Singh, Jamie Price; second row- Anil Chandradat, Steve Spera, Derek Kitchen, and Dave Ricksecker. Not pictured are Rob Davidson and Mike Metzler.

Salisbury Christian School volleyball team wins a pair The Salisbury Christian School volleyball team, currently 11-0 in the PACC conference and 12-0 overall, won the championship match in the Greenwood Invitational Tournament (Sept. 22) as well as the Katie Wessells Tournament which was held at Salisbury Christian on Oct. 6. The Lady Jaguars’ Emily Eskridge, Victoria Overholt, and Samantha Seifert were selected as three of the six “All Tournament” team members. On Friday, Oct. 12, Salisbury Christian defeated Greenwood Mennonite, 3–0. Seifert had 24 kills, 18 digs, and four blocks, while Eskridge had nine kills and 15 service points. Victoria Overholt recorded 32 assists for Salisbury Christian. The scores were 25-17, 25-21, and 25-20. On Monday, Oct. 15, the Jaguars defeated Holly Grove, 3–0 with scores of 25-20, 25-18, and 25-13. Eskridge recorded 15 aces and six kills, while Seifert had 16 kills. Lindsay Maddux had five kills and 13 service points for the Jaguars. Playoff matches will be held on Friday, October 26 at Salisbury Christian School beginning with the semifinal matches at 4:00 and 5:30. The final match will begin at 7:30. The Lady Jaguars have qualified and will be participating in the state tournament for Christian schools at Washington Bible College on November 3.

Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee football team earns 14-0 win The final regular season game for the Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee Bulldogs was at Smyrna on Saturday against the Eagles (6-1). The Bulldogs ended the regular season with a record of 7-0-1 and tied for the conference championship with Sussex Central with a hard fought 14-0 victory. The Pee-Wee Bulldogs finished the regular season undefeated for the third straight season. The Bulldogs and the Sussex Central Golden Knights will meet to see who goes to the Eastern Regional Tournament with the loser playing in the Henlopen Conference Tournament as the #1 seed. The game will be next Saturday at 1 p.m. at Woodbridge High School. Both teams ended the regular season with 7-0-1 records with the regular season game between the two teams ending in a 13-13 tie earlier in the year. Christian Ellsworth had a nine-yard touchdown run in the second quarter as Laurel led, 6-0, at the half. Brent Marine added a six-yard touchdown run and a two-point kick in the fourth quarter to make it 14-0. Tarez White had 12 carries for 62 yards, Ellsworth picked up 59 yards on 11 carries, and Bryce Bristow completed three of five passes for



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24 yards. Jeron Tull led the Laurel defense with seven tackles, three assists, and a sack; White had five tackles; Daylin McCausland added four tackles and three assists; and Devin Burke and Bristow recorded four tackles each. Caine Collins also had three tackles and one assist, Dylan Bunner made two tackles, Ryan Koesters contributed two tackles and an assist, and Marine recovered a fumble. The Bulldog defense, which recorded its fourth straight shutout and fifth of the season, allowed 17 total yards in the game. The Bulldogs’ coaches are: Joey Deiter (head coach), Glenn Phillips Sr., Shawn Phillips, Matt Tyndall, Tom McCausland, Frank Braham, and Gavin Parker (coach trainee).

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Seaford Bowling Lanes Young Adults

Wed. AM Mixed

High games and series Allen Robinson 240 Michael Cherrix 629 Courtney Sherman 223 Nicole Marciano 607

High games and series Myron Hayes 262 Tim Beers 710 Judi Vicello 251 Jane Wilson 708

Friday Trios

Tuesday Early Mixed

High games and series Ray Loose, Sr. 255 Barry Robbins 255 Aimee Bennett 257 Marcy Robbins 670


High games and series Bob Swift 263 Bill Wagner 694 Donna Reed 274 Shelley Sherman 666

High games and series Trae Smith 247, 637 Jenna Cottet 218, 621

Eastern Shore Men

Baby Blue Jays High games and series Amear Talley 156, 299 Michelle Talley 170, 336

Mardel ABC High games and series Will Reynolds, Jr. 314, 766

High games and series Joe Varchetto 292 David Spicer 785

Club 50 High games and series Joe Bishop, Sr. 311, 781 Irene Foxwell 263, 718

Tuesday AM Mixed High games and series Donald Minter 208 Donald Moore 541 Ellen Messick 230 Marion Terry 601

Christian Fellowship High games and series Bill Ziolkowski 240, 630 Wendy Lowe 255, 704

Seaford City High games and series Ronald Lieb 296, 796

Senior Express High games and series Chuck Laws 317 Brad Cannon 799 Lillie Magee 300, 809

Sunday Nite Mixed High games and series Matt Wheatley 305 Jay Dickerson 825 Sheila Dickerson 274 Jessica Bennett 765

Thursday Doubles High games and series Tykee Pitts 271 Enos Massey 713 Tammy Cannon 244, 706

Seaford Department of Recreation to hold winter registration Shown (l to r) is the Giants 6-8 year-old flag football team: front- Cameron Kvilhaug, Bradley Myron, Ian Elder, Dalton Perdue and Austin Cave; Middle- Shane Stark, Justin Alloway, RoRo Smith, Brad Morgan and Andrew Hawkins; back- Asst. Coach Jeff Alloway and Coach Scott Morgan.

Sussex Chix 12U softball team is looking for players The Sussex Chix 12U fast pitch softball team is looking to add players for the 2008 season. Try outs will be by appointment only, and will run until November 17th. To set up an appointment please contact Robin Marine at 302-448-5967. We are a new team with which there will be opportunities for playing time for those willing to improve their skills.

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

Blue Jay Open youth racing results Girls grade 5 and under: Deja Richardson 10.03; Logan Shuttleworth 10.43; Riley Shields 11.23; Aiyana Cohen 11.34; Sarah Rambo 11.35; Katie Klobe 11.58; Aaliyah Vereen 12.29; Alyssa Patrick 12.34; Janeesha Williams 12.34; Zoe Kelly 13.00; Koriann LeMarie 13.00; Dallas Diguglielmo 13.55; Curneisha Collick 15.30; Jessica Fusler 16.27; Deja Scott 17.11; Phelisha Scott 17.28; Boys grade 5 and under: Jack Ashby 9.34; Ben Bamforth 9.43; Alec Hochrein 11.06; Anthony Grayo 11.19; Dever Vereen 11.53 Girls grade 6: Karissa LeMarie 10.49; Clairer Carnevale 11.09; Briana Hall (SMS) 11.13; Alyssa Mocci 11.25; Jessica Stevenson 12.07; Julie Vail 13.19; Jade Purnell (SMS) 14.13; Haleigh Shrensel (SMS) 14.16; Reann Mooney 16.07; Boys grade 6: Jack Kelly 10.41; Cote Anderson 11.30; Gene Wildonger (SMS) 11.50; Jordan Spicer (SMS) 12.19; Nick Bennett (SMS) 12.23; Noe Ramirez-Cruz (SMS) 13.50; Guyverson Sencharles (SMS) 16.56; Chris Hitchens (SMS) 17.01; Girls grade 7: Brittany Harris 10.34; Madison Powell 11.40; MacKenzie Thomas (SMS) 12.47; Taylor Soucy 12.56; Sage O’Neil 14.13; Jordan Sagai (SMS) 15.27; Deanna Sagai (SMS) 16.10; Boys grade 7: John Grayo 9.21; Mitch Abrams 9.31; Tyler Matthews 10.31; Jeffrey Fossler 11.39; Brad Young 12.23; Aaron Guseman 13.50; Girls grade 8: Sara Lenhart 10.21; Ali Coning 11.14; Brittany Hoffman 12.29; Megan Thompson (SMS) 12.34; Shannon O’Brien 12.55; Roxanne Nawrot 13.05; Halley Sparco 13.48; Victoria Mooney 15.34; Boys grade 8: Casey Armstrong 9.49; Ben Wattay 10. 22; Kurt Bentley 10.23; David Gardner 10.30; Matthew Mutry 11.00; Chris McLain 12.22; Brock Spicer (SMS) 13.18; Tyler Lee 15.30.


WSBGC aquatics programs to begin WSBGC Athletic Department announces: Indoor Soccer- Soccer League start date: December 3. Mondays: 7-9 year olds. Practice session prior to games. Games will be played 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays: 10-12 year olds. Practice session prior to games. Games will be played 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays: 13-15 year olds: Practice session prior to games. Games will be played 6 - 9 p.m. Coaches/League Meetings: Soccer Meeting on Monday, November 26 at 6:00 p.m. Indoor Hockey- Coaches/League meetings: Hockey meeting on Wednesday, November 28 at 6:00 p.m. Hockey league start date: December 6. Thursdays: Age groups yet to be determined. All ages 7-18 can sign up. Depending upon interest will lead to how many leagues/how many teams in each league. Having one night all to themselves should allow for many games to take place. Games will be played 6 - 9 p.m. The schedule excludes games that would take place on the dates December 24- January 3.

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Laurel/Seaford Star sports predictions: week 8

Star Tuesday night high school sports scoreboard

High school football- Woodbridge at Lake Forest- Woodbridge 28-20- The Raider offense will continue to roll against the Spartans. Seaford at James M. Bennett- James M. Bennett 21-12 Laurel at Indian River- Indian River 35-14 Delmar at Milford- Delmar 42-24- Delmar will keep rolling but expect the Bucs to make it a game early on. High school soccer- Seaford at Delmar- Seaford 3-2 College football- Salisbury University at Wesley College- Salisbury 42-35- Both teams can put points on the board but the Sea Gulls (8-0) have one more win coming in. Mike McClure- 6-3 Ohio State at Penn State- Penn State 31-28 last week, 43-22-1 NFL- Philadelphia at Minnesota- Minnesota 28-21 overall Washington at New England- New England 42-21- This game will be close, before kickoff. If the Patriots stormed past Dallas, just think what they’ll do against a weaker team. MLB- World Series- Colorado vs. Boston (best of seven)- Boston 4-0

Soccer- Seaford 6, Woodbridge 0- Trevor Lee scored four goals and Ethan Lee and Daniel DeMott added one goal each. Andrew Halter made five saves for Seaford and Reuss Idler had seven saves. Dover 0, Sussex Tech 0 (OT)- Geoffrey Morton made four saves for Tech. Delmar 6, Milford 2- Frank VanGessell paced the Wildcats with three goals and Cody Webster added two goals. Jared Rittenhouse also tallied a second half goal. Indian River 5, Laurel 1 Field hockey- Seaford 0, Dover 0 in OT (Monday)- Erin Taylor made 13 saves in goal for Seaford which had 14 shots on goal. Laurel 0, Polytech 0 (OT)- Ashley Zarello and Taylor Oliphant combined to make 20 saves for Laurel. Delmar 6, Sussex Central 0- Katie McMahon netted three goals, Mallory Elliott had one goal and two assists, Haley Ramey and Alison Bloodsworth each scored a goal, and Lindsay Lloyd had three assists for the Wildcats. Sussex Tech 7, Woodbridge 0- Ellen Rowe tallied five first half goals and Lindsay Danz added a pair of goals. Maxine Fluharty added two assists and Jara Pugh and Lauren Peabody had one assist apiece. Kelli Warner made 20 saves for the Raiders.

High school football- Woodbridge at Lake Forest- Woodbridge 21-3 Seaford at James M. Bennett- James M. Bennett 28-10 Laurel at Indian River- Laurel 21-20- All right Laurel, you broke my spirits last week. We need a big win on the road this week. Delmar at Milford- Delmar 35-21 High school soccer- Seaford at Delmar- Seaford 1, Delmar 1 College football- Salisbury University at Wesley College- Salisbury University 49-24- Salisbury has been crushing their competition. If you get a chance, I would recommend seeing them play. Jesse Piquette- 54 last week, 39-26Ohio State at Penn State- Ohio State 34-24 NFL- Philadelphia at Minnesota- Minnesota 24-21- I have been 1 overall picking the Eagles to lose and they have helped me out by playing like garbage. This will be Andy Reid’s last year as head coach. Washington at New England- New England 42-28 MLB- World Series- Colorado vs. Boston (best of seven)- Boston 4-2 High school football- Woodbridge at Lake Forest- Lake Forest 21-20 Seaford at James M. Bennett- Seaford 21-20 Laurel at Indian River- Indian River 28-14 Delmar at Milford- Delmar 28-10 High school soccer- Seaford at Delmar- Seaford 3-0- Seaford soccer will have more luck against Delmar than their football team did. College football- Salisbury University at Wesley College- Salisbury University 28-14 Ohio State at Penn State- Ohio State 28-14 NFL- Philadelphia at Minnesota- Philadelphia 21-17- Philly is Daniel Richardson- 4-5 last week, not looking so good, but I can’t give up on them. 44-21-1 overall Washington at New England- New England 35-14- There is something in the water up there in New England. How is Tom Brady so good? MLB- World Series- Colorado vs. Boston (best of seven)- Colorado 4-3 Sports editor’s note: Think you can do better? Send your week eight predictions to sports editor Mike McClure at or 302-629-9243 (f) by Thursday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. Please include your name and phone number. Week nine games- High school football- Smyrna at Sussex Tech, Milford at Woodbridge, Indian River at Seaford, Delmar at Laurel; College football- Florida State at Boston College; NFL- Washington at New York Jets, Dallas at Philadelphia, Baltimore at Pittsburgh

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Seaford's Trevor Lee powers past Woodbridge defender Spencer Williams late in the second period. Lee scored four goals in the Blue Jay 6-0 soccer victory. Photo by Gene Bleile

Heritage Shores member-guest golf tourney results The following are the results from the Heritage Shores member-guest golf tournament which took place last week: Men's net: 1. John Allen, Jr. and Steve Reid, 60; 2. George Phipps and Stan Rote, 61; 3. John Allen, Jr. and Dyremple Marsh, 61; Men's Low gross: George Phipps and Stan Rote, 70; Women's low net: Barb Jarkovsky and Dottie VanHelmond, 61; Women's low gross: Cinda Allison and Janet Griffith, 76


WEST DOVER Seaford’s Savannah Jones turned in a personal best record at Chapel Branch Nature Trail last week against the Lady Spartans and Lady Riders. Photo by Gene Bleile



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MORNING STAR • OCT. 25 - 31, 2007



Year end show approaches and champions are named By Bonnie Nibblett The points for the three Delaware Motorsports Complex race tracks has ended with another successful season. Champions will be crowned in Jan. 2008, receiving trophies, awards and monies for capturing the championship spots. The champions all deserve a round of applause for all their hard work all season. Some drivers earned the top spots for the first time while others are repeat winners. There will be more news on the top drivers during the next few months as there are four groups of champions discuss. Each top champion for the four tracks is named below. This coming weekend, Nov. 3 - 4, is the 2007 Delaware State Dirt Track Championship, which officially ends the clays tight, fast, half mile oval for the season. Rain date is Nov. 10 - 11. Over $70,000 in prize money will be awarded during the two day event. Monies go to whoever wins the race, each lap lead by a driver, bonus gambler’s fee, and more. This event has some of the best drivers hitting the track to try to beat the powerful Delaware regular drivers. The Saturday show will have the 50

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lap small block feature along with the fantastic Little Lincoln Vintage Stock Car 10 lap feature. This year, the mighty URC Sprints will be added to the Saturday show with a 25 lap feature to end the day. All classes for Sunday’s features will also qualify before the sprint feature. On Sunday, the remaining classes will run their features. These include a 50 lap Big Block Modified, 50 lap Super Late Model, 25 laps for each crate classes (AC Delco TSS Modified, and TSS Late Model/Street Modified), a 15 lap Modified Lite feature and the Slide-For-Five at the end of the day. Any drivers that did not qualify will try again on Sunday to make the field. It’s a full weekend with fast cars, great features and fun - all in one. It's an attempt for those that crave the NEED FOR SPEED Syndrome to satisfy it. Track gates open at 9 a.m., Saturday, and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Admission prices are a single day spectator for $20; single day pit admission $30; 2-day general spectator pass $35; and 2-day pit admission for $55. For details, contact the track office at 302-875-1911, and visit www.delawar-

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FREE ESTIMATES Visit our Seaford Location in The Seaford Village Shopping Center. The track hot line is 302846-3968. Top champions for the speedway: Big Block Modified – H. J. Bunting III, #91, Milford Super Late Model – Donald Lingo Jr., # 55L, Millsboro AC Delco TSS Modified – Brad Trice, # 33, Parsonsburg, Md. Street Modified/TSS Late Model – Jack Mullins, Jr., #1, Seaford Modified Lite – Steve A. White, #76, Laurel Top dragway champions: Super Pro - Clayton Byerly, #181B, Henderson, Md. Pro – Steven Truitt, #60, Parsonsburg, Md. Pro Bike – Charles Nock, #462, Frankford Street Eliminator – Crystal Hudson, #8996, Millsboro Jr. Dragster I – Jordan Dill, #1, Ellendale Jr. Dragster II – Paige Townsend, #1126, Dagsboro High School – Greg Olenik, #1810, Dover Top US 13 Kart Club Track champions: Rookie Junior I – Aaron VanVorst, #4, Georgetown Junior I – Zach Bullis, #99, Millsboro Junior II – Robbie Emory,#9, Georgetown Junior III – Jacob Pearson, #24, Greenwood Animal Lite – Shane Forrest, #01, Georgetown Animal Medium – Michael Allaband, #7, Sandstown, Md. Animal Heavy – Bobby Helgason, #45, Salisbury, Md. Animal Super Heavy – Keith Jones, #26, Salisbury, Md. Raptor 330 – Shane Forrest, #01, Georgetown Raptor 370 – Chad Reed, #58, Georgetown Limited – Horace Wilson, #29, Laurel



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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007

Delaware railroad bridge historical marker dedication is this Saturday There will be a Delaware Historical Marker dedication at the railroad bridge, High Street, Seaford, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m. It will commemorate the formal opening of the Delaware Railroad to Seaford December 11, 1856. The event will be hosted by C. Russell McCabe, Director of Delaware Public Archives. Prior to the time the railroad was projected to arrive, the Nanticoke River provided Seaford’s trade connection. Steamship or stagecoach was the means of travel and made Philadelphia and New York extremely distant. Economic conditions prevented a peninsular railroad to materialize until key investors and legislators, including Governor William Ross of Seaford, became involved. It was the greatest internal project ever undertaken by the state. After three years of stops and starts, construction was completed from New Castle to Seaford, a distance of 70.6 miles, in November 1856. Sixteen stations were erected between New Castle and Seaford. Some were miles

Delaware Railroad stock certificate issued in 1864 and signed by Samuel M. Harrington, President

from the nearest town, but the towns grew around the stations. Development increased rapidly with connection to the Eastern Shore RR at Delmar in 1859. Railroad security was paramount during the Civil War with soldiers assigned to guard the Seaford station. After the War, progress was diverted to

View of the railroad bridge and steamer Tangier arriving in Seaford 100 years ago.

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545708 546515 542944 From Rt 13, go east on Middleford Road to Surrey Drive. Right on Surrey Drive, 1st house on left.

From US 13, take Rt 20 East. After Concord, bear left on Baker Mill Road, then left into Fleetwood Estates. Left at 1st stop sign. Home is on the right.


From Atlanta Road to Heritage Village entrance (Wythe Avenue) Turn right, follow to Park Drive. House on the right.

3 From Rt 13, take Rt 20 West (Stein Hwy). Turn left on Hall Street. House is on the left.

553032 l Rt 13 to Laurel. Go West on Rt 24 to White Avenue 1/4 mile on the south side. Property is on the right.

553349 l From Rt 13 in Laurel go West on Rt 24 through town. Cross the RR tracks. Property is 4 blocks further on the left.


From Rt 13 and Sycamore Lane in Laurel, turn East on Sycamore. Take 1st right on Chipman Pond Rd. Approximately one mile on the left.

552078 550710 From Fleetwood Pond Road to Fleetwood Pond II. Turn onto Brandy Lane. Home on the right.

Rt 13 South from Seaford to Laurel. Turn left onto Sycamore Road. Take immediate right onto Chipman Pond Road. House on left.

553653 From Rt 13, go West on Rt 20 (Stein Hwy) through Seaford. Turn left after last traffic light. Home on the left side.

MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007 branch lines, such as the route from Seaford to Cambridge, the Dorchester and Delaware RR, completed in 1869. In that year, one of the finest hotels in the area was built, the Nanticoke House, and served as Seaford’s depot. Markets were opened in all directions and Seaford’s economy flourished. Farmers brought their produce and livestock to the railcars and watermen sold their catch. A new station was built in 1901 and is currently in use by the Norfolk Southern Railway. After the turn of the century, a slow decline in rail service began due to other means of transportation, but Seaford owes an enormous debt of gratitude for its economic progress to the Iron Horse. Two blocks east of the marker site, the Seaford Museum will be open after the dedication, where light refreshments will be served in the lobby. For those who would like to tour the museum, admission is free to Seaford Historical Society members, $3 for nonmembers. Call Rudy Wilson at 6296417 with questions.


Farmers loading produce in the Seaford railroad yard 100 years ago.

547114 From the Circle in Georgetown, go South on S. Bedford St. Turn right on Pine, left on Front St, right on Wagamon, right on Garden, right on Loblolly Lane.


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From Rt 13, go West on Rt 20 (Stein Hwy). After crossing the RR bridge, turn right on Porter St. Follow around & turn left on Cypress Drive. House is on the left.

552223 From Rt 13, go West on Rt 20 (Stein Hwy). Turn right before the bridge onto N. Pine St. Ext. Proceed a few blocks, home is on the left.

552475 547684 From Rt 13, go East on Middleford Road to stop sign. Turn right on Old Furnace. Go 1/4 mile to right on Old Meadow Rd. Approx. 1 mile to Rivers End on left. Stay left & follow road to stop sign. Turn left, go around the bend & house is on the right.

From Rt 13 go East on Middleford Road to stop sign. Turn right. Go 1/4 mile & turn right on Old Meadow Road. Continue for approx 1 mile to Rivers End. Left into development, bear right to intersection. Turn left, continue approx 1/2 mile to house on the left.

547832 l From Rt 13, go West on Rt 24. Turn left at 2nd light in town (Central Avenue.) Turn right on 10th street, turn right before the firehouse. Property on the left.

553618 North on Rt 13A past the Seaford Post Office. Turn left on Hearn’s Pond Road. Property is approx 2/10 mile on left.


From Rt 13 South, turn right on High Street @ Royal Farms. Turn left into Little Meadows. Stay to right, enter new phase. Take 1st left to house on left.

From Rt 13 in Seaford, turn West on Concord Rd (at Royal Farms). The entrance to Little Meadows is on the left in approx 1/2 mile. Turn right at the intersection to Phase III. Left at intersection. House is on the corner on the right.



From Rt 13 North, go east on Seashore Highway (Rt 404). Turn left on Wilson Hill Rd, left on Collins Pond Rd. Last house on left.

From Rt 13 North of Seaford, turn west on Elk Road. Turn right into Clearbrooke Estates. Turn left on Valley Run, home is on the right.

553213 542422 From Rt 113 go East on Rd 9. Turn left on Margaret St. House is on the left.

From Seaford, take Rt 13A South to Blades. Turn right on River Road. Continue 3 miles. Turn left on Clarks Road. House is on the left.



From Rt 13 North, turn left on Rt 18 (Cannon Rd). Follow to end. Turn right onto BridgevilleFederalsburg Rd. Go approx 1.5 miles and turn left onto Big Pine Road. House on right.

South on Rt 13 to left on Rt 20 to Hardscrabble. Cross over Rt 9 to the 1st right. Turn right on Beaver Dam Branch Rd to the 1st right. Turn right on Messick Rd. Home on the right.

541850 From Rt 20 West, turn left on Woodland Ferry Road to Woodland (approx 3 miles). House is on the right

549676 From 13 North, turn left at 404 light. Travel 1 mile on Main St. Home is on the right.

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MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007


President Bush is being fed bad information on SCHIP It would be easy for me to sympathize with President Bush for his RANK ALIO veto of adding an additional $35 billion for the expansion of a popuDelaware's state-federal lar children's health care bill from $5 billion to $7 billion a year over health care program for the the next five years because of the downturn in the American econopoor experienced a 10.7% my and the ballooning budget deficit. Except he just allocated an- jump in cost during the first other $190 billion for the war in six months of the year... Iraq, not just for payroll purposes for the troops, but to fund the govwould expand coverage of those children ernment in Iraq. to 10 million, up from 6.6 million, and Let me make it perfectly clear before I dramatically reduce the number of uninam declared un-American. I support our sured children in the country, currently troops, not the mission. about 9 million. Because American businesses are movDelaware's state-federal health care ing their manufacturing jobs overseas for program for the poor experienced a higher profits, many Americans can no 10.7% jump in cost during the first six longer find those high paying jobs with months of the year according to a USA lucrative benefits, instead opting for lowToday analysis of the Bureau of Economer paying, non-benefit jobs. ic Analysis’ data, the largest increase I never will forgive President Clinton since 2001. for his passage of the NAFTA agreement An accounting firm which works with allowing American Companies to move state and local governments stated that overseas. This bill was one of the worst rising costs for the foreseeable future can pieces of legislation to hit Congress. be expected. As a result not only are there millions The congressional bill would spend of Americans without healthcare but mil$60 billion over five years and pay for it lions more of American children do not with higher tobacco taxes. Bush has ofhave medical benefits each year. fered $30 billion, a 20% increase over This program called The State Chilcurrent levels but not enough to maintain dren's Health Insurance Program is manthe existing enrollment, budged analysts aged by states within federal guidelines. say. At issue is a program that provides So in essence, the president wants to health insurance for children whose fami- give less than what is already on the lies earn too much to qualify for Medicaid books; this is a compassionate conservabut cannot afford private health insurance. tive president? Supporters of the bill say the increase



The president balked for two reasons; one he didn't like the way the increase would be funded, added tax on cigarettes, and two because some states have diverted some of the money intended to insure the kids to other sources. Well, every cent we get from any part of the government is tax driven, including the war. The money given to the states is a block grant which is supposed to be audited by the federal government. Someone is not doing their job on the federal level. The Republicans in the Senate made a compromise with the Democrats to lower the increase from $50 billion to the proposed $35 billion in the bill, but apparently the Republicans forgot to confer with their leader in the oval office. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, a key negotiator on the vetoes bill, disagrees with the White House legislative staff on their stance. Hatch said, "Frankly, I think the president has had pretty poor advice on this. I can answer every objection that they've made, and I'm very favorable to the president. I know he's compassionate. I know he's concerned about these kids, but he's been sold a bill of goods." I mentioned in a recent column statements by Senator Joe Biden saying that overall the president has the best interests of the country at heart and wants to do the right thing, but he is getting poor advice from his advisors. Hearing Hatch say the same indicates that the president needs to over haul his staff. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is pursuing cover-

age for all Californians sated he was deeply disappointed by the veto. Senator John McCain who sold out his principles long ago so he could gain the president's support for his bid to the highest office in the land supports the president. A message to McCain, who at one time earned my respect for being his own man; the president and the Republican party don't want you, except when they can use you as their rubber stamp. The president says if the kids don't have health care they can go to the emergency room. I'm sure Nanticoke Hospital, probably the hospital with the largest percentage of non-pays was not happy with that statement. And his party issues the warning that increasing funding for this bill is a first step toward socialized medicine. Anyone who is insured and walks into an emergency room at night and has to wait hours for care because of others without insurance waiting for care probably aren't happy about the extra waiting time. The Bush administration is reporting a falling federal deficit for this fiscal year, but the bad news is that the seven years he has been in office the national debt has risen by more than $500 billion; the government's numbers, not mine. The war is costing $720 million each day; folks all of that money is not going for the troops This country has its priorities all wrong. This administration wants to save the world at the expense of sacrificing social programs for our own people.

It was called home health care when I was growing up in Crisfield I can't shake it. That sound has stayed with me, hidden inside my ONY INDSOR head for the last 42 years. It was the dull thud of my softball bat ...nails in the feet, bats to the striking my best friend in the forehead. head and, one incident in No, it was not an act of intenwhich I ran headlong into a tional violence. We were playing parked pickup truck, all were ball in the backyard of my Crmaintained at home under isfield, Md. home and Carey was crouched in the catcher's position the care of either nurse Mom behind me as I batted. Apparently, or surgeon Dad. he moved too far forward, or I moved too far backwards and, as I Now, certainly having just been swung the bat back to make a powerful slammed with a baseball bat across the swat at the oncoming pitch, I made early forehead, Carey must have been knocked contact with Carey's head. out and been left totally immobilized. Not It is just like an hour ago. I can still feel so. Carey covered his newly acquired head the bat reverberate and the sound as it ornament and stumbled off home. So, slammed into his ample forehead. It was surely his parents rushed him to the hospimuch like the feel of a bat should you tal for fear of concussion? Not so. Carey swing and strike it against an oak tree. I returned a few minutes later sporting a immediately turned in horror and watched cold, wet cloth across his forehead and as Carey's forehead began to swell until it even ditched that within 15 minutes. Our looked as if he were giving birth to a secday of play continued as if nothing hapond head. pened. A knot the size of a large goose egg I am not condoning this less than enthuwas sticking out from the front of his siastic reaction to Carey's blow to the head, just above his eyes. My response to head; perhaps he should have gotten prethis tragic event was much like that which cautionary medical treatment. I mean it is would have come had I stumbled upon not everyday that you have your forehead "Big Foot." I said, "Oh, man! That is pummeled with a wooden bat. But, the huge!"



truth is, when I was growing up, unless there was some evidence of potentially lost limbs or eyes, we did not go to the doctor or, God forbid, the hospital. It was not that our parents cared less about us. It was simply that years ago most medical treatment was administered by family. If I stepped on a nail, which I seemed to do at least once or twice a summer, or slashed my bare foot on a broken bottle, the remedy was soaking the wound in a salt water tub. Of course, every cut no matter how significant was always treated with Merthiolate or mercurochrome. These two topical antiseptic treatments were pink in color and one would sting more than the other, but I could never remember which one hurt the worse. So, as Mom approached with the small, dark-colored bottle I would begin to cry and beg for her to avoid this step in the treatment process. She would assure me that this would not sting so I need not worry. So as she applied the solution I learned quickly that she had lied to me. But, in traditional mother style she would blow on the wound to help cool the sting. I always thought that was kind of neat. But, we simply rarely went to a doctor for treatment. Today children, including my own when he was a child, go to the emergency room or doctor's office at the first cough or sneeze. I think with the

availability of air conditioning and other modern day conveniences, our children are more susceptible to illness and, in some ways, are not as rugged as we were as kids. I can actually remember the times I was taken to a doctor or the hospital from time I was born until I left home at 17. There were a total of three such visits in my childhood. One was at the age of about 10 when I was attacked by a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and had to be given 30 stitches to my chest area. There was the time that I had a particularly extensive case of poison ivy that totally covered my back and I had to visit Dr. Sarah Peyton's office. Then, there was the time I failed to call a baseball catch and collided with the center fielder and fractured my finger. The remaining childhood infirmities, including measles, mumps, chicken pocks, whooping cough, the Asian Flu, nails in the feet, bats to the head and, one incident in which I ran headlong into a parked pickup truck, all were maintained at home under the care of either nurse Mom or surgeon Dad. I made it through my childhood, so whether by design or accident, I suppose my parents knew best when it came to health issues. At least I think so.


MORNING STAR • OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007

Health What is going to happen to CHIP? By Anthony Policastro, M.D There is currently a debate at the Federal level. It involves a children’s health insurance program. The name of the program is CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). This is not a new program. It has been around for several years. Delaware has managed a very good CHIP program. Currently families that earn less than the poverty level have Medicaid health insurance coverage for their children. The poverty level varies by family size but is less than $20,000 per year for a family of 4. Many families earn above that level. However, they do not have health insurance as part of their jobs. Therefore, the CHIP program was created for that group. CHIP provides health insurance to children whose families earn between 100% and 200% of the poverty level. That means that for a family of four the income is between $20,000 and $40,000. This program has been in place for a number of years. It has provided health insurance to a lot of children who would have had none.

When looking at the arguments about this, there are two sides to the story. That is not unusual. Recently, Congress decided to increase the eligibility level to more than 200% of poverty. That would increase the number of children eligible to receive a government sponsored health insurance plan. President Bush vetoed the bill. Congress wanted to override the veto but it would take a lot of votes to do so. When looking at the arguments about this, there are two sides to the story. That is not unusual. Depending upon how you present facts, you can always make your side of the story make sense. The television show “60 Minutes” is very good at that. They decide ahead of time what they want you to think. Then they present the information in such a way that you have to agree with their way of thinking. They previously did medical topics or

Operation Warm helps needy kids Approximately 5,000 needy Sussex County children will have an easier time enduring the cold Delaware winter thanks to the efforts of the non-profit group “Operation Warm”. The organization began in 1998 with a single act of kindness by entrepreneur Dick Sanford. A story in a Kennett Square, Pa. area newspaper about local children who were forced to wait in the cold at their bus stop because their families could not afford coats spurred Mr. Sanford to action. Purchasing the entire inventory of children’s coats from a nearby department store, he donated the coats to the needy children. Today “Operation Warm” operates in eight different cities and regions across the country including Pennsylvania, Delaware, Boston, Chicago, New York City, Seattle and Atlanta. According to Traci Manza Murphy, the group’s vice-president of development, Operation Warm will distribute 126,000 coats nationwide this year – approximately 20,000 to Delaware children alone. Using a somewhat unusual model, Operation Warm raises money and then contracts with an overseas manufacturer to make coats to the group’s specifications. “When Operation Warm was born, we bought coats off-the-rack, we bought second-hand coats and we bought closeouts,” Murphy said. But that model created problems because the quality of the coats was inconsistent and it was impossible to predict how many coats could be secured in any given year. “By ordering them ourselves we know exactly how many coats we’ll get and, hopefully, when

we’ll get them.” “I first learned about this group when Kim Fremont Fortunato (Operation Warm’s president) appeared before the Joint Finance Committee to make a presentation,” said State Rep. Joe Booth (RGeorgetown). “We discussed their mission and I was really impressed with their aggressiveness and creativity.” Ninety percent of the money Operation Warm receives goes directly to manufacturing coats, which currently cost the group about $15 per unit to produce. “If you purchased these coats in a store, you’d pay $40 apiece or more,” Mrs. Manza Murphy said. Corporate sponsors provide about a third of the Operation Warm’s funding, with another third coming from private donations and the remainder from government and foundations. The coats are made in different sizes and colors for children between the ages of one and 12. Nothing about the coats identifies them as having come from Operation Warm. In fact, pseudo manufacturer labels are sewn into the garments to avoid any stigma the recipients might be subject to. Rep. Booth, along with Rep. Pete Schwartzkopf (D-Rehoboth), took part in loading vehicles as the coats were recently distributed from a temporary depot in the La Iglesia del Dios de la Profecia on Zoar Rd. near Georgetown. Operation Warm hopes to nearly double the number of coats they make and distribute nationally next year to 250,000. For more information, visit

military topics that I knew a lot about. Their presentation was so one sided that it made it clear that the objective was to not present the topic fairly. The same kind of thing is now happening with the children’s health bill. Congress is indicating that it can provide coverage to an additional 10 million children. President Bush is indicating that this should be done by the private sector and not by the government. Each side has very logical arguments to support their position. However, the CHIP program has been around for years. The private sector has not taken care of getting these children insured. It is not clear what is going to change that will make that happen now. The one thing that will change is that President Bush will not be around in 15 more months. That gives him 15 months to get the private sector to do what he says they will do. If he succeeds then it makes sense to not pass the bill. If he fails as he has done to this point, then it will likely make sense to spend the money on our children and get them the health care they deserve.

Tanger helps fight breast cancer

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) drove their mobile mammography van to Tanger Midway recently to take a stand against breast cancer. The DBCC and Tanger are selling 25% Pink Cards for a $1 donation each, which gives shoppers a 25% discount at participating outlet stores. The Pink Cards are being sold directly by the DBCC, and are also available at the Tanger Customer Service Centers, and online at Proceeds from the sale of the cards directly benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. To date, the DBCC and Tanger have raised over $30,000 from Pink Card sales. The DBCC’s mammography van goes into Delaware’s rural communities to help promote early detection and education about the disease. Steering the day’s efforts was Marquitta Person, mobile van driver for the DBCC. Person provides tours of her van to interested women and men who pass, and encourages them to learn the facts. Tanger will also donate 10% of the value of all Tanger gift cards purchased until Oct. 20, to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Tanger gift cards can be purchased at Tanger Customer Service Centers or at

MORNING STAR • OCT 25 - 31, 2007

Have a Healthy Halloween by John Hollis Director, Community Relations Nemours Health and Prevention Services


Moderation is key, even when Although you might celebrating the annual holiday of choose to be a bit more indulgence we know as Hallenient on Halloween, loween. We don’t want to be overzealous in excluding certain limit candy consumption foods to the point that we make to four or five treats that “treats” boring for our kids. You can promote health while day... observing the holiday and still Make sure kids have dinner or at put a smile on the face of the trick-orleast a snack before they go trick-ortreaters you greet. Here are some sugtreating so they aren’t tempted to gobgestions on what to offer – it’s best to ble their goodies as they go door-toinclude a variety of choices. door. - Single serving bags of pretzels, Although you might choose to be a snack mix, trail mix, nuts, ginger bit more lenient on Halloween, limit snaps, and graham crackers candy consumption to four or five - Sugar free gum - If you decide to go with candy, of- treats that day and then ration the candy – one or two pieces a day along fer mini chocolate bars, one per child, and add nutritional value by purchasing with a healthy snack. Freeze some chocolate bars to enjoy those with raisins or nuts. Opt for dark later. chocolate which contains antioxidants. Get rid of “extra” candy and keep - Finger puppets the candy stash out of the child’s room - Bubbles to help all family members avoid temp- Stickers tation. - Temporary tattoos Never underestimate the importance Once they’re home with the goodies, first check the treats and keep only of your role as a model for healthy bethose that are in their original wraphaviors. If children see adults pers. Now, how to help them avoid a overindulging in candy (or any food), greedy splurge? they are more likely to follow suit.

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Health Briefs Stroke support group

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer free monthly Stroke Support Group meetings designed for individuals who have survived a stroke and their families and caregivers. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. The meetings will consist of guest speakers and breakaway sessions, in which caregivers and survivors will meet in two groups to discuss concerns, provide support and networking. Refreshments will be provided. Sheila Brant and Joan Burditt, occupational therapists at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, will facilitate the support group meetings. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call 629-6611, ext. 5121.

Nanticoke offers flu shots

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

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EXCELLENT “PUPILS” - Dr. Susan Betts recently visited St. John's Preschool to perform vision screenings for students in the pre-kindergarten program. St. John's Preschool would like to thank Dr. Betts for volunteering her time to visit the school. Pictured is Dr. Susan Betts and pre-kindergarten student Jordyn Butler.

Dr. Susan Betts sits with pre-kindergarten student Trent Sapna.

CREDIT UNION DAY - In celebration of International Credit Union Day on Oct. 18, Sussex County Federal Credit Union presented the DuPont 25-Year Club with a donation to benefit its members. The members of the 25-Year Club have been loyal supporters of the credit union for many years. Some were founding members of the credit union in 1959. Pictured from left are Connie Keen and Raymond Whaley, officers in the 25-Year Club, and from Sussex County Federal Credit Union, John Lewis, chairman of the Board of Directors, and Pam Fleuette, CEO.

DOWNTOWN DONATION - Sara Lee Thomas of the Seaford Downtown Association accepts a $500 check from G.F.W.C. Acorn Club Acting President Teresa Blades as a donation for the upcoming Annual Seaford Christmas Parade. This year's theme is "Jingle Bell Time." The parade will be held on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. To make a donation, participate, or for more information, contact the City of Seaford, Sara Lee Thomas, or Frank Raskauskas.

BEACH VISIT - Students in Mrs. Jody Bee's pre-kindergarten classes recently participated in a "Beach Discovery" program at Slaughter Beach sponsored by Abbott's Mill Nature Center. Pre-K students were led through four hands-on stations exploring beach life. Here, Preschool students Elizabeth and Abigail Krams ask a question during the program while Mom Carolyn Krams listens.

Pre-K students Keila Pennington, Madison Parks, Emily Cayer and Reid Everton investigate the many types of shells.

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Gary Zoll named District Teacher of the Year By Lynn R. Parks Seaford Middle School teacher Gary Zoll started college as a computer science major. For some reason that he is not quite sure of, he changed his major to elementary education. And the first time, through an education class, that he went into the classroom, he knew that he had made the right decision. “I saw what fun teaching could be,” said Zoll, 30. “I knew right away that that was what I wanted to do.” Now, Zoll has been named the teacher of the year for the Seaford School District. The social studies teacher is in the running for the state’s top teacher, set to be announced at a dinner Tuesday to honor all district teachers of the year. (Results of the State Teacher of the Year award will appear in next week’s edition.) “Mr. Zoll knows his subject,” Seaford Middle School principal Stephanie Smith said at a dinner last Thursday at the Seaford Golf and Country Club to honor Zoll and four other nominees for district teacher of the year. “He has an ability to relate information to middle school students. He has embraced new innovations in teaching. He has a dynamic personality and a zeal for social studies.” And all of that, she added, came across when members of the state teacher of the year judging committee visited Zoll’s

classroom. “They asked me, ‘Is he always that good?’” she said. “And I said, ‘You’d better believe it.’” Zoll told those attending the dinner that after he graduated from Millersville University, Millersville, Pa., in 2000, he applied for teaching jobs at all school districts in Kent and Sussex counties. “The Seaford School District was the only one that called me back,” he added. “I wish all the other districts could be here tonight, so I could say, ‘Take that!’” Zoll was nominated for the teacher of the year award by his students, something of which he is especially proud. “They see that I care about them, and they are looking at me as a good teacher,” he said. A committee of teachers selected him to receive the award. “So this is a combination of both, recognition from my students and recognition from teachers,” Zoll said. “It is a big honor to know that people respect what you do.” Zoll grew up in Ephrata, Pa., and graduated from Ephrata High School in 1996. He started his career at Seaford Middle School teaching sixth grade and has also taught seventh grade. In addition to teaching, he is the middle school’s football coach and coaches basketball and baseball. He said that he enjoys teaching middle school students. “It’s a fun age,” he said. “At this age, the children are very receptive and I have a chance to mold their

SEAFORD DISTRICT LIBRARY EVENTS Here is what’s happening at the Seaford District Library for the week of Oct. 25 Nov. 1: Events: • The Seaford District Library, and all libraries in Sussex County, will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 25, for Staff Development Day. We will reopen on Friday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. • The Seaford Historical Society and the Seaford District Library will sponsor a Book Signing and Lecture on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. of the book "Close-ups of History" by Henry D. Burroughs. Famed AP photojournalist Henry D. Burroughs'

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come interact with their young ones. For more information, call Cindi Smith at 6292524. • Story Time is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. All children ages 3 to 5 are welcome to come and enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. For more information, call Cindi Smith at 629-2524. Upcoming Events • Delaware Hospice’s Community Education Coordinator, Jessica Collins, will present information about the benefits of hospice care and the many services available through Delaware Hospice. Learn more about Transitions, a new non-medical program for the community, and endof-life care options. The presentation will be held on Monday,Nov. 5, from 3 to 4 p.m., at the Seaford District Library. Everyone is welcome to this presentation, which will clarify misconceptions held by so many regarding what hospice care is all




lives.” He also enjoys teaching American history, the middle school’s course of study in eighth-grade social studies, and welcomes it as an opportunity to give the students lessons in how to live good lives. “There are so many lessons in history about how to cope and how to get along,” he said. “I teach the students that they have to respect other cultures and not look down on them.” He also feels an imperative to work to improve the school. “I want to make the middle school the best place that it can be,” he said. He is a member of the school’s leadership team, a mentor and welcomes student teachers into his classroom. “He is willing to do anything he can to help our school be better,” Smith said. Other nominees for district teacher of the year were: Lori Dalton, a third-grade teacher at Blades Elementary School. “She has a huge heart and is a wonderful asset to the Seaford School District,” said principal Susan Nancarrow. Julie Sammons, first-grade teacher at Frederick Douglass Elementary School. “I have never observed a more capable, gifted teacher than Julie,” said principal Kelly Carey. Nicole Calloway, physical education teacher at Central Elementary School. “She is a tremendous part of our staff and


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Sports complex gets speed bumps

Seaford’s sports complex will be getting speed bumps. Cost of the two recycled rubber bumps is $1,359, which will come out of the parks budget. City manager Dolores Slatcher told the city council at the last meeting on Oct. 9 that members of the city staff were worried that, with the number of activities going on in the sports complex, someone might get hit by a car. “They were concerned about the speed of some cars combined with the number of youth out there,” Slatcher said. The manufactured bumps will be installed by employees with the city’s public works department.

New pads to go behind fire hall

Nanticoke Concrete Works, Seaford, has been awarded a bid to install new concrete pads behind the Seaford Fire Hall. At the last meeting, city council approved the firm’s bid of $10 per square foot, or $12,540. The city had budgeted $20,000 for the job. Nanticoke Concrete recently put in sidewalks at the city’s sports complex. about. • Medtronic Diabetes is having a free Diabetes Education Program for insulin users Tuesday, Nov. 6 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Seaford District Library meeting room. • The Seaford District Library; in affiliation with the Ocean View Wellness Center; is hosting a Holistic Lifestyle program on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. The program is an introduction to integrative holistic or natural medicine. For more information, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524. Sign up for this program is at the front desk. • Do you have health concerns? Confusing lab reports? Questions you should ask your doctor? Visit the Seaford District Library the second Wednesday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet with Linda Leonard, consumer health librarian for Sussex County. All reference services are free and confidential.

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Letters Annual Christmas parade can use donations and volunteers

It’s time to start planning for the 22nd annual Seaford Christmas parade. The Downtown Seaford Association sponsors the event. The parade is scheduled to be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. (Rain date is Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m.) The parade brings the holiday wonder to children of all ages in our community, and in neighboring communities. The theme this year is “Jingle Bell Time.” Each year our parade has been fully funded by the generous donations from our community — civic organizations, businesses, the City of Seaford, Sussex County Council and the residents. This year is no exception; we need your monetary support to make the parade happen. The expenses for the parade are many: trophies, contributions to the bands to help with their expenses, costume rentals, candy, printing, postage, etc. All donations are used for the parade. Your monetary contribution to the parade would be greatly appreciated. We need to raise about $5,000 to make it happen. Please send your donation to Downtown Seaford Association, PO Box 12, Seaford, DE 19973. If you prefer, you can drop donations off at Dick’s Barber Shop at 222 High Street, or at the Harley Davidson Shop at 22586 Sussex Highway, just north of Seaford. Of course, you are welcome to drop it off to me at Fantasy Beauty Salon, 224 High Street. Volunteers are also wanted. It takes numerous workers to make this parade happen. Volunteers donate countless hours to assure the parade is a success. If you can help, call 628-2828, or email Sara Lee Thomas

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Editor’s note: The following letter was originally sent to Sen. Joseph Biden.

Economy is in shambles and Bush is out of touch with reality

Isn’t it about time to find something to do about this jackass running our country? This president is completely out of touch with reality. He seems to have no idea about what is the right thing to do about anything. His budget is in shambles because he spends tax dollars on nothing but his war. Even his own party members are abandoning him because of his insanity. As a senior citizen who has just learned of my Social Security increase for next year, I feel it necessary to add my objection to the lowest increase in four years. This is a joke in light of the increases in costs of everything necessary for living, including health care, Medicare, food, prescription drugs, housing costs, gasoline and heating fuel. At the same time, all money for muchneeded care of Americans is being cut. This completely insensitive and uncompassionate idiot has destroyed Iraq and now we learn that this country has been hiring Iranian and Chinese people to fix his mess.

How many more young people are going to be sacrificed for the sake of his ego? I am already planning to vote against every incumbent next November. Robert L. Pellow


Laurel School District is proud of its bus drivers

National School Bus Recognition Week is Oct. 22-26. The Laurel School District is proud of its school bus drivers. They are dedicated and have open arms when helping each other. Many travel all hours, transporting our sports teams wherever they need to go. Two contractors, Elliott’s Bus Service and T & K Patchett, pay the extra expenses to supply our district with spare buses that it needs to take sports activity trips that leave during school hours. We have 37 school bus contracts, owned by 22 contractors who transport 1,800 students and travel 422,701 miles per year. Our transportation system changed to direct busing several years ago. We used to hub all students to the intermediate/middle school and they would transfer to the bus that would take them to their school. Now students are transported directly to their schools from home. We have two buses to accommodate handicapped students. The buses have wheelchair lifts and booster seats. Because of the “No Child Left Behind” federal law, we sometimes have to transport children outside of the district. The district also has the Western Sussex Academy, attended by students from throughout Western Sussex County. Due to overcrowding, many of our buses perform a double run. They transport students from the intermediate/middle school and then do an elementary run. All of our school buses have cameras and cell phones for communication. Many of our drivers are husbands and wives. In addition, a few are driving under contracts that members of their families entered into years ago: Clyde Selby, whose family entered into its contract in 1949; Gerald and Jean Elliott, 1962; Donnie Haines, 1980; Pam Smith, 1984; Jay Hill, 1984; Phyllis & Sherman Hill, 1987; and Joel and Tina Wharton, 1991. I enjoy working with this cooperative group; they will tackle any task that is given them. Barbara Bowden is the transportation secretary. Marsha Murphy

Superintendent’s secretary Laurel School District

Ticketing aggressive drivers would make roads safer, benefit budget

It is unbelievable the number of people who use the right shoulder of the road to illegally pass, particularly on two-lane highways. These aggressive drivers are creating safety issues when they proceed with their illegal activities. Their aggressiveness is escalating and numerous times I have witnessed individuals illegally driving straight through an intersection using a “right turn lane only” rather than the proper use of the turn lane to turn as directed.

I would think that, if the people doing these illegal activities were properly ticketed by the proper authorities, not only would our roads be safer and insurance cost less, but the fines would help to solve the budget problems of this state. This mockery of existing laws does not help when the police, Dart buses and school buses are doing this improper and illegal activity as well. If you are tired of this type of aggressive driver, notify the proper authorities. Charles Meade


Golf tournament benefited Bridgeville Senior Center

I noticed pictures in the Oct. 18-24 publication of presentations being made to

the first- and second-place winners of the inaugural Bridgeville Charity Golf Tournament. The article mentioned also that the tournament raised $8,000 for each of the three charities it benefited. The article did not, however, mention what those charities were. I would like to make you aware that the Bridgeville Senior Center was one of the fortunate three. I want to personally thank the commissioners of Bridgeville, and especially Joseph Conaway, commission president, for choosing the Bridgeville Senior Center as one of the recipients. We are extremely grateful and plan to use this check to purchase a used vehicle for meal delivery. Thanks to the commissioners of Bridgeville for this benefit. Fran Smith

Executive director

Hard work in Delaware schools paying off in higher test scores Looking beyond to the national level, the National Assessment Governing Board This year, as Congress continues work- recently released two reports on math and reading achievement of fourth- and ing on the reauthorization of the Elemeneighth-grade students as assessed by the tary and Secondary Education Act National Assessment of Educational (ESEA), more widely recognized as No Progress (NAEP), known as "the Nation's Child Left Behind (NCLB), and as Report Card." Delaware celebrates its first year of the While 13 other schools are statistically state's education initiative Vision 2015, we equal to Delaware's performance on should take a moment to reflect upon the NAEP, Delaware public schools led in avfact that that we are encountering one of erage score gains since the Delaware Stuthe most exciting times in education. dent Testing Program was implemented in I have argued this point for several 1998. years because we are all engaged, as a As the Delaware Department of Educacountry, on closing the achievement gap. tion noted, this year Delaware ranks first This conversation is happening at all levfor all students in fourth-grade math gains, els of government, among parents and acfirst for all students in fourth-grade readademics, and especially in our school systems. This dialogue and support is impera- ing gains, fifth for all students in eighthgrade math gains, and first for all students tive and provides necessary momentum. in eighth-grade math On the state level, gains. Delaware took the iniWhile 13 other schools Delaware's tiative to commit to achievement gap beensuring a high-quali- are statistically equal to tween African Amerity education for every Delaware's performance on can students and child in the state by NAEP, Delaware public white students nar2015 with Delaware's schools led in average rowed in fourth- and Vision 2015. eighth-grade reading By setting their score gains since the as well as fourth- and sights high, investing Delaware Student Testing eighth-grade math. in high-quality early Program was implemented Additionally, childhood education, fourth- and eighthdeveloping and supin 1998. grade math scores for porting great teachers, female, African empowering princiAmerican, Hispanic and low-income stupals to be strong leaders, encouraging indents increased significantly. Overall, structional innovation and more learning Delaware's NAEP results are higher than options and establishing a simple and fair the national public school average. funding system, the Vision 2015 Team, These results demonstrate the hard along with Delaware's education partners, work Delaware's students, parents, teachbusiness partners, and educators and parers and schools have done and continue to ents have moved the state closer to reachdo on a daily basis. ing this goal. Delaware is a proven leader in educaIn only its first year, Vision 2015 has tion. Our state has made great strides in seen its priorities reflected into law, had raising student achievement and we its first group of districts and schools join should use these success stories as a base the Vision Network and the Vision Network's school administrators, and teachers to continue raising the bar for academic achievement in Delaware and around the have begun their executive leadership country. training program. By Congressman Mike Castle


• OCTOBER 25 - 31, 2007


Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



Tides Sunday




High 1:49 p 2:39 p 3:28 p 4:19 p 5:13 p 6:09 p 7:11 p

Low 8:42 p 9:34 p 10:26 p 11:20 p —12:10 p 1:12 p

Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low High Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 4:37 a 10:49 a 5:08 p Fri. 5:28 a 11:36 a 5:58 p Sat. 6:18 a 12:27 a 6:47 p Sun. 7:08 a 1:19 a 7:38 p Mon. 8:01 a 2:13 a 8:32 p Tues. 8:56 a 3:09 a 9:28 p Wed. 9:56 a 4:09 a 10:30 p

Low 11:35 p —12:24 p 1:14 p 2:06 p 3:03 p 4:05 p

Times of clouds and sun

Chance of afternoon rain

A shower possible

Partly sunny


Mostly sunny

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Almanac Statistics through Tuesday Oct. 23 at Georgetown, Delaware



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

. 80° . 47° . 67° . 44° 65.8°

Total for the week . . . . . . . . . . 1.44” Total for the month . . . . . . . . . . 2.08” Normal for the month . . . . . . . . 2.37” Total for the year . . . . . . . . . . 25.96”

Smyrna 64/51 Dover 59/52

Apogee and Perigee

Date October 25 November 9 November 23 December 6

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

Perigee Apogee Perigee Apogee

Date December 22 January 3 January 19 January 30

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Milford 66/53 Greenwood 66/54

Lewes 66/56

Bridgeville 67/54

Rise .7:21 a.m. .7:22 a.m. .7:23 a.m. .7:24 a.m. .7:25 a.m. .7:26 a.m. .7:28 a.m.

Full Oct 26

Harrington 64/53

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

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

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

High Low 1:18 a 7:56 a 2:09 a 8:43 a 2:59 a 9:31 a 3:49 a 10:21 a 4:42 a 11:13 a 5:37 a 12:16 a 6:37 a 1:16 a

Vienna, MD

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

Perigee Apogee Perigee Apogee

Nanticoke River Roaring Point, MD

Set .6:11 p.m. .6:10 p.m. .6:09 p.m. .6:08 p.m. .6:06 p.m. .6:05 p.m. .6:04 p.m.

Last Nov 1

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

Rise . . .5:37 p.m. . . .6:12 p.m. . . .6:55 p.m. . . .7:47 p.m. . . .8:50 p.m. . . .9:59 p.m. . .11:10 p.m.

New Nov 9

Set . .6:34 a.m. . .7:54 a.m. . .9:16 a.m. .10:35 a.m. .11:46 a.m. .12:46 p.m. . .1:34 p.m.

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Bethany Beach 65/57 Fenwick Island 66/56

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

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Low 10:11 a 10:58 a 11:46 a 12:41 a 1:35 a 2:31 a 3:31 a

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Low 10:57 p 11:49 p —12:36 p 1:28 p 2:25 p 3:27 p

Rehoboth Beach Day High Low High Low Thurs. 7:20 a 12:58 a 7:43 p 1:38 p Fri. 8:10 a 1:44 a 8:32 p 2:30 p Sat. 9:01 a 2:31 a 9:23 p 3:23 p Sun. 9:53 a 3:19 a 10:14 p 4:17 p Mon. 10:46 a 4:09 a 11:07 p 5:13 p Tues. 11:41 a 5:04 a —- 6:13 p Wed. 12:02 a 6:03 a 12:40 p 7:17 p

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