VOL. 11 NO. 7 NEWS HEADLINES IN MEMORIAM - County remembers victims of Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Celebration include speeches, music, patriotism. Pages 2, 3 PUBLIC HEARING CANCELLED Public and zoning commission's hearing on annexation will be rescheduled. Page 5
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2006
Two police officers are recognized, promoted By Tony E. Windsor
POLICEMAN HONORED - Area chief is recognized for his quick thinking. Page 4. NEW STORE IN TOWN - With more room, Good Samaritan Outreach thrift shop can expand its inventory. Page 10 MOST WANTED FACES - New faces will be appearing on Most Wanted posters in Delaware. They may not be what you'd expect. Page 21 OFF THE CHARTS - You won't believe how high the Blood-Alcohol Content was for one driver pulled off the highway. Page 39 OPEN HOUSES - Local real estate agents have a great selection of homes to visit this weekend. Pages 8-9. READY FOR FOOTBALL? The Laurel and Delmar varsity football teams opened the season on the road last weekend while the Laurel and Delmar Pop Warner teams were both home. Football coverage begins on page 41.
Two of Laurel’s finest were the center of attention at ceremonies held recently at town hall. During the Tuesday, Sept. 5, meeting of the Laurel Town Council, Police Chief Jamie Wilson promoted two of his police officers, Patrolman 1st Class Brian Komlo and Lt. Ricky Richardson. Komlo, a 12-year veteran of the Laurel Police Department, was promoted to the rank of corporal. He started with the police department in 1992 and in 2002 left the force for a short time. He came back on the squad in April 2004. In making the promotion presentation, Wilson lauded Komlo as a “vital part” of the department.
‘Capt. Ricky Richardson is a well known fixture in our community and he is receiving a well-deserved and long overdue promotion.’
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Jamie Wilson Laurel chief of police
“It gives me great pleasure to congratulate him on his promotion to the rank of corporal,” Wilson added. The presentation made to Lt. Ricky Richardson was a surprise to the 18year veteran of the Laurel Police Department. Richardson’s family was invited to the ceremony and Wilson proclaimed that the honors are “deserved and long overdue.” Richardson has been promoted to the rank of captain. He started his career with the Laurel Police Department in October 1988. In his career he was road officer and canine handler and eventually moved into Continued on page 4
CLOWNING AROUND AND AROUND - The 30th Annual Delmarva Day in the Park Festival was held last Saturday in State Street Park in Delmar. Above, a pair of clowns join some local children on the festival’s kiddie train. See additional photos, page 50. Photo by Mike McClure
At end of high-speed chase, police arrest two for theft, forgery By Tony E. Windsor A local construction contractor took matters into his own hands recently when his fiancée was the victim of a robbery. On Saturday morning, Sept. 9, John Whitby, of John Whitby Concrete Company, was at a work site in Lewes when he received a call from his distressed fiancée, Jody Beth Miller, who informed him that her pocketbook had just been stolen. According to Whitby, his fiancée, who works as a hair stylist at Ray Adkins Hair Studio in Seaford, made what for her was a traditional stop at the Laurel Exxon station in Laurel at about 7 a.m., before heading to work. While in the store, she said, she noticed that a female customer in front of her in the checkout line was acting somewhat nervous, even at one point leaving the store without taking her purchase. After leaving the store and heading to her job, Miller realized her pocketbook was missing. She had left it in
the passenger side front seat of her car. Because this was a new car and she was not completely familiar with it, Miller got out of the car and thought she had locked all the doors before entering the store, but had actually locked all doors except the driver’s door. She believes that a companion of the women who had been acting strangely in the store that morning had waited outside while the woman went in the store and, during that wait, stole the pocketbook out of Miller’s car. Once realizing the pocketbook was stolen, Miller quickly called her fiancé, her credit card companies and her bank. Meanwhile, Whitby, knowing his fiancé was upset, left his work site in Lewes and headed toward home. Driving on U.S. 9, just east of Laurel, Whitby called the Exxon Store on his cell phone and asked if the cashier had a description of the vehicle that may have been involved in the robbery. “The cashier remembered that this vehicle had been parked outside the Continued on page 5
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Above, Mike Lowe with the state firemen’s association rings a bell in memory of those who were killed Sept. 11, 2001. Below, members of the chorus from the Sussex Academy for Arts and Sciences sing ‘God Bless America.’ Photos by Lynn R. Parks
IN MEMORIAM - Sussex County held a ceremony Monday to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Throughout the ceremony, a large flag, suspended from two fire truck ladders, flew over The Circle (above). About 200 people attended the event, which featured music by the Milford Community Band, singer Kevin Short and the chorus from the Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown. Among those in the audience were Seaford Mayor Ed Butler and Councilwoman Leanne Phillips-Lowe. See story, next page. Photos by Lynn R. Parks
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Sussex County marks fifth year after 9-11 By Lynn R. Parks Five years after two planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, Al Weir is just now able to talk about it. “I have been in denial, not wanting to face what happened,” Weir, retired from the New York Police Department and now a resident of Seaford, told the crowd gathered on The Circle in Georgetown Monday. “Only now can I speak about it.” Weir, who worked at the site of the World Trade Center after the towers collapsed, was one of several speakers at the Sussex County observation of the fifth anniversary of the attacks on New York City and the Pentagon that took place Sept. 11, 2001. “How many thousands of people went to work that day, thinking that they would see their family again?” he said. “It’s horrible.” But not so horrible that he has lost his sense of humor, he added, telling a story about working at Ground Zero and knocking his sunglasses off when trying to salute a fellow policeman. “I needed something funny after working at 9-11,” he said. “And I know that those who died there would want us to go on with our lives and to live the way they would have us live.” The county’s ceremony started at 10 a.m. under clouds, not the clear blue skies of Sept. 11, 2001. The large flag that was suspended over The Circle from the ladders of two fire trucks blew in gusty winds. Each person in the crowd of about 200 carried a small flag and the flags in front of government buildings around The Circle were at half staff. “It is proper that we reflect on the events of 2001,” said county administrator Robert Stickles. “That is why we have joined together this morning.” Music for the ceremony was provided by the Milford Community Band, with players from the St. Thomas More Academy, Dover, and Sussex Tech High School. The chorus from the Sussex Academy of Arts and Sciences, Georgetown, sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” and, to conclude the ceremony, “God Bless America.” Kevin Short, Georgetown, sang the Alan Jackson song, “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?” Dave Hudson and Glenn Luedtke, both trumpeters with the Milford Community Band, played taps. And Steven Cochran with the Northern Virginia Firefighters’ Emerald Society Pipe Band played “Amazing Grace” on his bagpipes. The invocation and benediction were offered by the Rev. Raymond Forester, St. Edmond’s Catholic Church, Rehoboth Beach. “Help us to remember what it means to be American,” he prayed. “Help us to appreciate the freedom we enjoy.” Leanne Phillips-Lowe, Seaford city councilwoman, attended the ceremony along with Seaford Mayor Ed Butler. “I thought it was very nicely done,” she said. “I am always big on the musical element. Taps, the bagpipes — these are the things that touch my heart.” Phillips-Lowe added that she was glad to hear Weir speak. “He spoke from the heart and that was a very nice touch,” she said.
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Fifty worst properties in town to be targeted Town will help find money for owners to make repairs By Tony E. Windsor
From left: Cpl. Brian Komlo, Capt. Ricky Richardson and Chief Jamie Wilson. Photo by Tony Windsor
New corporal, captain are honored at reception Continued from page 1
administration at the department. Today he is operations commander; overseeing the daily operations of the police department. On two separate occasions, Richardson has been called on to lead the Laurel Police Department as its commander. The first time was in 1999 when then Police Chief James Harris died suddenly. Then again in 2005 Chief Don McGinty retired
and Richardson was at the helm of the police department until Wilson was named police chief earlier this year. “Capt. Ricky Richardson is a well known fixture in our community and he is receiving a well-deserved and long overdue promotion,” Wilson said. Both officers were honored at a special reception held in the town hall during the council meeting.
Chief Wilson commended for actions Laurel Police Chief Michael “Jamie” Wilson has been commended for his assistance during a recent apartment complex fire. At the Sept. 5 Laurel Town Council meeting, Mayor John Shwed read a letter written by code enforcement officer Paul Frick. Frick wrote that on Aug. 22, there was a kitchen fire at an apartment in the Carvel Gardens apartment complex. The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, police department, public works and code enforcement responded to the fire. “We were examining the unit to determine the extent of the damage and living conditions,” Frick wrote. “While on the second floor, Chief Wilson noticed smoke coming from the eaves of the roof. Further investigation revealed the kitchen wall to be extremely hot to the touch and smoke slowly building inside the unit. This was
evidence of an unseen fire within the confines of the wall.” Frick said the Laurel Fire Department was called and responded back to the scene and when opening the exterior of the wall found a fire in the wall cavity and the fire was extinguished. “I wanted to bring to your attention the actions of Chief Wilson,” Frick wrote. “Had this unseen fire not be discovered by him there is no doubt in my mind that a more serious fire would have taken place, possibly in the early morning hours which could have been disastrous as the other units in this building are still occupied. I feel his actions deserve recognition.” Wilson, who was present at the meeting, received a round of applause from the council and the members of the public who were there.
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During the Sept. 5 meeting of the Laurel Town Council, code enforcement officer Paul Frick shared information about his department’s work to identify the “50 worst properties” in town. Frick’s presentation was in response to the council’s direction to have the properties identified and activities concerning them documented. Frick provided the council with a list of 50 properties, both residential and commercial, that he and his staff had determined to be in need of work. “These properties are not necessarily condemned or in violation of town ordinances,” he said. “There are just visible issues that need to be addressed. I have not put the properties in any particular order.” Mayor John Shwed told Frick that he would like to see a spreadsheet which outlines the issues needing to be addressed and describes how the issues will be addressed. Councilman Don Phillips expressed his desire to see even more specific information about the properties. “I would like to see a timeline and the stages for remedying the problems,” he said. “I would also like to see the properties separated based on whether they are commercial or resi-
dential and, if residential, whether they are owner-occupied or rentals.” Frick said in some cases the properties have appearance issues, such as structures that are in bad need of painting. However, he said if left unaddressed, the problems could become much worse. He said he also wants to seek out any opportunities to find funds to help property owners with needed repairs and upgrades. “I want to see if there is money available to help our citizens,” he said. “Some of these property owners are on fixed incomes and have a hard time making it week to week as it is. It is one thing to put these properties on a list like this, but another thing to expect some of these people to be able to afford the necessary work. I would like to get council’s approval to begin looking into possible low-interest loans or grants to help property owners with the work.” The council agreed with Frick’s assessment and supported his seeking funds for helping property owners get any necessary work done. Frick will return to the council with a more complete report of the 50 worst properties based on the suggestions from Shwed and Phillips.
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Man and woman are charged with 22 counts each Continued from page 1
store that morning when she came in to open at around 6 a.m., with the two people sitting inside,” Whitby said. “She told me it was a pickup truck with a blue tarp covering the back. She also said the guy driving was wearing a red ball cap. I figured because I was traveling toward Laurel it would not hurt for me to have a description of the vehicle these people were driving in.” And, he said, he could not have been more right. Within seconds of getting the description, Whitby said a truck matching the description he had been given passed him going east on U.S. 9. “I saw the guy with the ball cap and the blue tarp covering the back just like the lady had told me,” he said. Whitby turned his vehicle around and began pursuing the pickup.
“I got right up on them and it was obvious they were the people, because once they realized I was trying to get them to stop, they took off trying to get away from me,” he said. Whitby stayed in pursuit of the pickup truck, which, he said, was traveling at high speeds. Going through Hardscabble, he tried to call police to notify them that he was in pursuit of the suspected robbers, but he could get no cell phone signal. “I knew that if I could keep them traveling on Rt. 9 on out to U.S. 113 in Georgetown, there would be a good chance police would get them. I was determined not to let them get away. They were moving fast, moving in and out of traffic and even passing people on the shoulder of the road. But, I stayed with them.” Once again, Whitby dialed 911 and this time got the police
Public hearing on annexation cancelled The meeting of the Laurel Planning and Zoning Committee scheduled for last night was canceled Tuesday afternoon. The committee was set to hold a public hearing on the proposed annexation of 480 acres east of U.S. 13. “We were making contact with all our members and we realized there was a possibility we could not put a quorum together,” said Brent Boyce, chairman of the committee. The commission is supposed to have seven members. One member resigned last week because he moved out of town. The replacement has to be appointed by the mayor and approved by the town council. Boyce said that the public hearing will be rescheduled for as soon as possible. “We are certainly ready to hear the public,” he said. “We also want to get some
answers from the developer. And we will make sure that every member of the committee can attend the meeting. We feel we need to have a full body of members.” Sylvia Brohawn and Leslie Carter are residents of the area around the proposed annexation parcel. Tuesday afternoon, Brohawn said that she didn’t know what to make of the cancellation. “I am surprised that it is so last-minute,” she said. “It is a wonderment, really.” “I hope the town will notify us of the next meeting in a timely fashion, so everybody can attend,” Carter added. The committee meets regularly on the second Wednesday of the month. Any public hearing has to be advertised 15 days in advance.
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emergency dispatcher. He stayed in contact with the dispatcher and gave his location and direction of travel. He was told a police officer was close behind them. “I didn’t realize the police were that close behind us,” he said. “The police car came up and cut the pickup truck off in the front and got them stopped. He pulled his gun and ordered them out of the vehicle and it was pretty much all over at that point.” State police spokesman Jeff Oldham confirmed that police searched the pickup truck and found the contents of Miller’s pocketbook strewn over the front floor of the truck and the pocketbook lying behind the seat. They also found a Camel cigarette package filled with an assortment of between 25 and 30 credit cards, social security cards, driver’s licenses from Virginia, Florida, New Jersey and Washington,
D.C., and even Wal-Mart Gift cards, all apparently connected with prior robberies. Police also found four additional pocketbooks inside the truck. In the back of the truck, under the tarp was an assortment of new tools and tires, all suspected stolen. Oldham said that the two occupants of the car, Kirk Manning, 40, Salisbury, Md., and Traci Washausen, 29, Salisbury, were arrested. They were charged with 22 counts each of theft, forgery, unlawful use of a credit card, theft under false pretenses, attempted theft under false pretenses, receiving stolen property, identity theft and conspiracy. The two were committed to Delaware correctional facilities under $47,000 secured bond each. At State Police Troop 4 in Georgetown, police processed the man and woman and the evidence that had been seized from
the pickup truck. Also recovered was money that had been stolen in connection with the theft of Miller’s pocketbook. Miller told police that she had three $20 bills in her pocketbook that she had noticed had stars printed at the tops of the bills. Those bills were found in the pants pocket of the man at the time of his arrest, police said. Whitby said he is happy to know that the two people were arrested and jailed before they had the chance to rob anyone else. “We got everything back that belonged to my fiancée and now hopefully some people will get their belongings back also,” he said. “This really drives home the fact that it doesn’t take long to become the victim of a crime. We have to be careful and alert, because there are people out there who will take advantage of a situation and rob you.”
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Business Business Mix Ashley Furniture HomeStore appoints new sales manager The Ashley Furniture Homestore announces that Allison Goris has been named sales manager of the Delmar store. Goris has a degree in restaurant manangement from the University of North Carolina, and a degree in early education from IVY Tech College in Indiana. A previous childcare business owner for 17 years and accomplished restaurant manager in several venues, she brings with her the core concepts and passion needed to effectively direct a sales team. She most recently worked as manager at Panera Bread in Salisbury. Goris resides in Salisbury with her husband, and has three children. Professional photographer Lloydlee Heite has moved into his new photography studio in Bridgeville.
Lloydlee Heite open in his new location Professional photographer Lloydlee Heite has moved into his new photography studio located at 10277 Sunnyside Road in Bridgeville. Heite will still have the same phone number (337-8545) and website (www.lloydlee.com), and still offer the same service and quality photography that his clients have become accustomed too. He will just be in a much larger and nicer facility. Heite thinks the move is a great one, and his new state of the art facility will allow him to even better serve the areas photography needs. While it’s not quite finished yet Heite plans to have his studio in full gear for the fall and holiday season. The new location offers a much larger shooting area; meeting room, conference room, and training area for Heite’s photography, workshops and educational programs. “Right now I can offer workshops and seat up to 50 people,” Heite says. Heite’s plans are to offer workshops and classes as well as field trips to local
areas for a day of shooting with the master. “I have had a lot of interest in photography field trips, workshops and model shoots and the new larger more modern facility will help me do just that,” said Heite. “In fact some of the educational opportunities can already be found on my website www.lloydlee.com.” The final stage in the new location will be an outside photography park where Heite can take family and individual portraits in many different outdoor locations. Heite hopes to have this started early next spring once the weather cooperates. Heite as been in the photography business for 20 years, and he has specialized in wedding, senior and family photography. Most recently Heite has started his scenic photography featuring local areas of interests. Heite has always been on the cutting edge of the business. This new studio will keep me right there, too. “If you get a chance stop on by and say ‘hello’,” says Heite.
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Reduced Grand Victorian home built in the late 1800s. This 3000 sq. ft. home has 4-5 BR, 2.5 BA, hardwood floor, open stairs to partly finished attic, original ceiling beams, woodwork, updated kit., 3 bay garage & fenced yard, + much more. Great buy at $249,900 #531923
Reduced WATERFRONT! Expect to be wowed! 5 BR, 3.5 BA home offers 1st & 2nd fl. mstr. suites. Waterview from almost all rooms. Major renov. in 2005: kitchen, FR, HVAC, irrigation, windows, flooring, hot tub & deck overlooking the Nanticoke. #534496 $774,900
Sunday, Sept. 17 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 2 BR rancher located on 1 acre lot. New interior walls, trim and exterior siding. New windows, doors & roof. Priced for quick sale (MLS#530611) Directions: From Rt. 13 in Greenwood, proceed west on Rt. 16 for approx. 8 miles. Home on left. Your Hostess: Betty Pucci
- This is a lovely 3 BR home on a double lot in Bridgeville has got to be seen to be fully appreciated! Recent improvements: custom kit. w/Bruce hardwood flooring, rear 4 season porch that overlooks a picture perfect yard enhanced with an inground 16x36 pool & workshop w/electricity, natural gas LR FP, cedar closets, new tilt-in windows throughout, upgraded plumbing, electric & gas heat. The extra lge. garage gives additional space for the handyman. (538391) Host: Sue Bramhall
New Roof And Siding. Landscaped Yard With A Deck, Gazebo And Fish Pond In The Backyard. Close To Beaches And Shops. (MLS#536753) Directions: From Georgetown, go East on Rt. 9 to Right on Rt. 5. Go over RR tracks, home is on the Right at the End of Town. Your Hostess: Mary Lou Joseph
Charming 3 BR, 3 BA home. Many recent updates incl. new tilt-in replacement 4 BR windows, in one of Beautiful newdesirable kit., C/Aneighborhoods. & more. Great 3neighborhood. Seaford’s most Season rm., Close Directions: weight rm., hot tub, to 52”everything. Big Screen TV, irrigation, carport w/alley accessfrom & much has new guttering, new Steinmore. Hwy. Home in Seaford, enter Woodlawn carpeting, new new fencing. Ave.windows just east and of Rite-Aid Pharmacy. Proceed Directions: (MLS#536734) to Oak St. at top ofFrom block.Rt. 13 in Seaford, go West on Stein Hwy. (Rt. 20), turn left on Willey St. Home is on the left. Your Hostess: Connie Cooper
This 3 BR, 1 BA home is in move-in condition, has nice yard & is priced right! Home has built-in-bookcases in LR and corner cup(MLS#538369) Directions: From board in DR. Seaford, south on Rt. 13, turn right on Ockels Dr., at stop sign, right turn onto Seaford Rd. North (Rt. 13A) House on left next to Carpenters Hall. Your Hostess: Holly Cooper
in Possum Point, Millsboro, DE. 2/3 BR, 1 BA Nice eat-in-kit., roomy LR, den, screened in front porch & rear deck. Just a stones throw from Indian River. . (MLS#538362) Directions: From Rt. 113 in Millsboro, go east on Rt. 24 through town to right on State St. (Light). State St. becomes Iron Branch Rd. turn left on Possum Point Rd. (Opposite the Pickle Factory) House on right. Your Host: Fred Sponseller
w/2 Bonus Rooms near Crest View. Many updates such as ceramic tile & inlay flooring, kitchen counter tops, roof, hardwood floor in LR, blacktop driveway, 3-Car Garage space & Koi Pond. (MLS#535302) Directions: From Rt. 13 in Seaford, go west on Stein Hwy. (Rt. 20) to right on Shufelt Rd. House on left-See Sign. Your Hostess: Mary Harding
- (Reduced) THIS WONDERFUL COLONIAL is scrubbed and ready for your family! Fireplace, large living room and 4 BR’s all with large closets for plenty of storage. (537813) Host: Rick Stewart
- Location, Location, Location This 3 BR/2 BA nicely decorated and updated house is located on a corner lot in Seaford. It offers a large deck off the dining area and a wooden fenced back yard (539157) Host: Fran Ruark
Beautifully maintained 3 BR 2 BA Class C in Seaford. Above ground pool with lge. deck, 30x30 garage w/storage. All on 1 acre nicely landscaped lot, dining room table to covey w/purchase Home shows great pride of ownership! (539402) Host: Terry Scott
- Present owner chose this house because it was like Grandma’s house. Now it’s even better with a new roof, siding and window. The inside has been redone too and it’s priced to sell (537087) Host: Ron Ruark
- (Reduced) Located in Atlanta Estates, this 3 BR Ranch has had the “TLC” every home should enjoy. Two lots for your enjoyment, enclosed porch, updated kitchen, 2 full baths and much more. (536149) Host: Phyllis Parker
This brand new 1,900 sq. ft. ranch east of Bridgeville offers 3 BR, 2 BA, FR/Sun Rm., Kit. w/appl’s., att. garage w/drywall interior, & rear deck, and on a 1 1/2 acre country lot. (525247) HOST: Vivian Wheatley
Like new energy efficient 3 BR, 2 BA home located on quiet st. of owner occupied homes near medical facilities & shopping but adjoining undeveloped area along the Nanticoke River. Spacious rms. including formal DR, eat-in kit., back Directions: from screened porch & more. Middleford Rd., just east of Methodist Manor House, turn on to Riverside Dr., continue straight to Riverside Dr. Ext. Home is on right at end of block.
Great Home in a great development at a great price! This 3 BR, 2.5 BA colonial features FR & Laundry Rm. on 2nd flr. What a great bonus! Lge. Lot w/ 15x45 Concrete Patio. Home has a nice relaxing front porch & beautiful landscaping w/a Fishpond. All appl’s. & 12x20 Directions: Stor. Shed are included! Mls#538557, From Seaford Rt. 13 North to Right onto Redden Rd. Go about 3 Miles, Make a Left onto Sunnyside Rd., Make a right into Bridgeville Chase then bear left, & make first right onto Woodland Crt. House is on left. Hosted by: Mariana Thomas
w/a 6’ Wet Bar, Corner Gas FP, Paddle Fans, Recessed Lighting, Built-in Ent. Ctr., BuiltIn Computer Station, Light Maple Cabinets. MBR w/huge Full BA, Lge. Kit. w/island & pantry. Home is situated on 1.7 acres, w/ 36x12 rear deck,, an above ground pool, Sec. Directions: Lights, & Stor. Shed! Mls#538890, Heading North on Rt. 13 in Seaford turn right onto Middleford Rd. Go to end & turn right onto Old Furnace Rd. Go around the bend & turn right onto Dove Rd. Go almost to the end & the sign is on the right. Hosted by: Mike Procino
… 4 BR, 2 BA, New Eat-In Kit. w/Stainless Steel Appliances, Lge. LR, FR, DR, Master Bath w/Tile & Corner Shower. Completely New Exterior, Lovely Rear Deck, w/Privacy Fence & Stor. Shed. All This & a Great Neighborhood. Mls#540238, Directions: From Seaford head South on Rt. 13 to right onto Chipman’s Lane, and right onto Lewis Drive Hosted by: Angie Zebley
, This 3 BR, 2 BA rancher boasts a high tech/high function kit. w/granite ctr. tops & center island. The “flow” is grand; LR, DR, FR w/built -ins, & beautiful Sun Rm. Nestled in the trees on a quiet street of beautiful homes. Directions: From Stein Hwy (Rt. 20) W. of Seaford; turn right on Atlanta Rd; turn right into Atlanta Estates; Turn left on Atlanta Circle; Home on (537272) HOST: Donald Kellicutt right.
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- Spacious ranch style, Class C Mobile Home w/4 BR, 2.5 BA on 3/4 ac. Lot. Features wood burning fireplace in FR; Central Air, 10x16 office/shed w/elec.; Master BR w/separate retreat rm. . & full bath w/soaking tub & shower, priced at Take Rt. 13 N. to Rt. 18 West (Cannon Road) go over RR Tracks, home is aprox 1 mile on right. Host: Larry Fink MLS #540156
Well maintained Rancher in Virginia Commons. Wooded backyard for privacy. Low maintenance exterior. Great for retirement or a family wanting the Split Floor Plan w/separate laundry room. Located on Virginia Ave., first development on the left. Virginia Ave is the street between Seaford High School & Seaford Police Station. Host: Conrad Boisvert MLS#539858
New carpet & paint. Maintenance free exterior siding; Central Air; Large 2 car garage w/workshop. Extra outbuilding for storage. Well cared for yard. 3 BR, 1 BA, priced at . Located at 9 E. Second Street, Blades. Host: Steve Liller MLS#538723
, very clean, one owner, new appliances, price reduced, owner anxious, 4 BR, 2 BA cape cod w/ 2 car garage and 12x24 storage new roof, new 13x15 sunroom, large garage, must see. Directions. South on alt 13 from Seaford, 1/4 shed w/ electric on corner lot. Direction: Clearbrooke Estates off Elk Road, right on Winding Brooke mile past Mt. Zion Church house on left. call Brenda Rambo cell 302-236-2660. mls#533301 Dr. corner of Sunnydale. mls#538116
new roof & call Dana water heater, large lot, must see Caplan cell 302-249-5169 Direction: off 13a in town of Blades, head East of 6th Street, home on right. mls#536655
4 BR, 1.5 BA, pool, screened porch, over 2200 sq. ft of living space. Direction: 13 South, turn left on Middleford road travel 1 mile house is on right, corner of Middleford Rd & Surrey Dr. call Wayne Dukes cell 302-236-7753. mls#539767
3 BR, 2 BA, open floor plan, in town of Greenwood, Call Lee Marland cell 302-542-0347 Direction: Rt. 13 S, go west on Governorâ€™s Av. (right side of school) turn left on the Mill Street, 2nd house on right. mls#539566
3 BR, 2 BA almost an acre wooded lot w/ 95 ft of Nanticoke River. Family room in basement, truly unique property Direction: South on Rt. 13, Right at Royal Farm, first house on right.
5 BR, 3.5 BA , 4500 sq. ft of living space, Radiant heat, gourmet Kitchen, decks surrounding impeccable views! Hardwood floors, call Jessica Bradley cell 302-245-7927 Directions: Rt. 20 East, cross of Rt. 9, 1/4 mile on left look for sign, property on right. mls#540108
of property in Laurel, carport, detached screen porch, workshop, split floor plan w/ huge kitchen call Marty Loden cell 302-222-5058. mls#538792
4 BR, 2.5 BA hardwood floors throughout, French doors into all season Florida room, lovely gardens, call Nancy Price cell 302-2363619 Directions: Old Meadow Road, turn left into Riverâ€™s End, right at the fork to the end, turn left, home on left. mls#538858
3 BR, 2.5 BA colonial on corner lot in town of Seaford. 1.5 garage w/ parking is one of the many features, all appliances included, 10x10 deck call Brenda Rambo cell 302-2362660 Directions; from Rt. 13 N turn left onto Middleford Road, pass hospital & into town, turn right onto Arch Street, travel a few blocks, house on left. mls#524907
in sought-after Bridgeville Chase! Large parcel, 1 ac. clear & 1.26 ac. wooded. Backs up to a stream. Custom workshop. This is a must see at MLS 540459 Directions: Bridgeville Chase, Rt. 13 N to right on Redden Rd. (Rd 40). Go approx. 3 miles, left on Sunnyside Dr., right into Bridgeville Chase, left on Meadow Dr. on the left. Host: Larry Grantham
3 BR, 2 BA contemporary home on 1 ac in a country setting. Features bamboo hardwood floors, formal DR, great rm., appliances. Great floor plan. MLS 532695 Directions: Bacon Rd., Rt. 24 West thru Laurel, bear left on Susan Beach Rd. left on Bacon. Home on the right. Hostess: Wanda Rash
4 BR, 2 BA Colonial home remodeled and just about ready to move in. New appliances, hardwood floors, carpet and convenient location. MLS 534547 Directions: 207 W. Harrington St., Seaford, from High St. to Pennsylvania Ave., left on Bradford, right on Harrington, on the left. Hostess: Barbara Q. Smith
3 BR, 2 1/2 BA Contemporary features 2x6 walls, tile foyer & master BA, hardwood in DR, lge. bonus rm., gas heat & FP, lge. deck, marble windowsills, Energy Star rated, Directions: Clearbrooke Cable. MLS 536477 Est., from North 13, turn west on Rt. 18 (Cannon Rd.). 1st left on Winding Brooke Dr., 1st left on Highland Dr., home on right next to pond. Host: Scott Venables
2,511 sq. ft. contemporary, excellent location. New last year. Hickory cabinets, sunroom, great rm., game rm., porch, deck, double garage. MLS 539903 Directions: Patty Cannon Est., from Woodland Ferry Rd., Laurel side, turn into Patty Cannon. Go straight on Cannon Dr., last home on left. Host: John Williamson
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Good Samaritan Outreach grows from one to two stores By Lynn R. Parks J.T. Tomey, 4, likes miniature cars. He found just the right toy at the new store opened last month by the Good Samaritan Outreach thrift store in downtown Laurel. “I come in here every week,” said J.T.’s grandmother, Samra Bowden, who was shopping with J.T. and his mother, Tina Tomey, Delmar, who is also her daughter. “I collect apples and there is always something in here for me.” Indeed, during her shopping trip last Thursday, she found an apple made of cloth and a small ceramic apple pie. “I love this store,” she said. The new store is across the street from the Good Samaritan shop in the former Phillip’s Men’s Store. Good Samaritan moved from this facility into the former men’s store in the spring of 2004 and the Laurel Public Library, which needed a temporary home until its building was renovated, took up residence in the former thrift shop. When the library moved out in July, Good Samaritan moved back in. At the same time, it kept the Phillip’s building, so that it now has two stores. Henrietta Koch, one of two managers of the thrift shop, said that the Good Samaritan organization was thrilled to be able to expand into two buildings. “We are glad to have the space to display items,”
Wilson Smith, 15, Oak Hall, Va., looks at one of several children’s games in the Good Samaritan store. The store carries used furniture as well as former wear and vintage clothing.
Barbara Gravenor, runs the new store operated by Good Samaritan Outreach. Below, J.T. Tomey, 4, shows off a blue toy truck, a treasure that he found last week at the store. Photos by Lynn R. Parks
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lectible books are also in the new store. “People really like the setup,” said Barbara Gravenor, who runs the store. “We can display things so that people can really see what they look like.” Even so, items still sell pretty cheaply. A sofa costs from $50 to $75, Gravenor said; on Thursday, she sold a set of dishes for $4. Audrey Smith, Oak Hall, Va., said that she visits the store every week. On Thursday, she was shopping with her children,
Wilson, 15, and Roberta, 17. “Last week, I found a really nice princess canopy for my bed,” said Roberta. “It is lace and looks like it is handmade.” Koch said that, with the new store, the Good Samaritan Outreach organization needs more volunteers. All of the organization’s work is performed by volunteers. For information, or to arrange to donate furniture to the new store, call the Good Samaritan help line, 875-9710.
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Mum’s the Word! OPEN HOUSE - Worcester Preparatory School, Berlin, Md., recently held its annual open house for lower grade students. From left: Murielle Gabriel, Laurel; Amanda Gabriel, grade 4, Laurel; Marissa Grosso, grade 1, Ocean Pines; grade 1 teacher Cathy Auxer, Ocean Pines; and Jared Gabriel, kindergarten, Laurel.
Nominations are open for Delmar Citizen of the Year The Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce is looking for its 2006 Citizen of the Year, who will be honored at the chamber’s annual banquet. The citizen chosen is honored each year by the chamber in recognition of outstanding achievements in the community of Delmar. Nominees: • Must be a resident of the Delmar School District • Must have made a contribution for the improvement of the community • Must show commitment and contributions through local church, social, business, school, chamber or other community
related projects • Must be a role model reflecting strong character Ballot boxes are located at The Bank of Delmarva, Delmar Office, Delmar Town Hall, Delmar Post Office, Delmar Public Library and Wilmington Trust in Delmar. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Sept. 18. The date of this year’s banquet has yet to be announces. Information regarding the event can be requested by contacting Lisa Lloyd Ellis at The Bank of Delmarva at 410-742-9401.
Laurel library programs are for pre-school through teens Preschool StoryTime at the Laurel Public Library begins on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 10:30 a.m. StoryTime will be offered in four-week sessions, with a one-week hiatus between each session. The theme of the first four-week session is “And Away We Go!” The sessions will feature stories, poems, crafts, games, math, science and fun about cars, boats, planes and trains, spaceships and garbage trucks. Throughout the school year, the library will present after-school programs for children in grades 1 through 6. “Science at Your Library,” will be presented on Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, from 4:15 - 5 p.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for this series of programs. On Saturday, Oct. 14, from 12:30 to
1:30 p.m., the library will present a Magic Tree House Party, with games, crafts, contests and fun for children in grades 2 through 6. This will be the first “Sensational Second Saturday” program of the school year. Space is limited and pre-registration is required for this event. Students in grades 7 through 12 are invited to the first NightLife at the Library event of the school year on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. During the programs, upcoming teen events and how to become a member of the library’s Teen Advisory Board will be discussed. For more information, call the library at 875-3184, stop by the facility at 101 East 4th Street, or visit the Web site www.laurel.lib.de.us.
Chamber meeting to look at insurance The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. at the chamber office. The topic will be the health insurance plan that is being offered chamber members. The guest speaker will be a spokesman from Creenaght, the company that is pro-
viding the insurance. Members are urged to attend this meeting and bring questions. The meeting is open to the public, but only chamber members can participate in the insurance plan. For information, call the chamber at 875-9319.
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Education All districts will have to offer full-day kindergarten
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New law gives schools two years to comply
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Delaware Division of Libraries is taking this opportunity to remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. “Kids who use their library do better in school,” says state librarian Anne E. C. Norman, director of the Delaware Division of Libraries. “Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifelong learning.” Delaware’s public libraries offer books, magazines, videotapes, CDs, DVDs, computers, software and other multimedia materials. Librarians are always on hand to help recommend materials suitable for various ages and interests. Libraries offer a variety of programs to stimulate an interest in reading that can lead to a lifetime love of learning. Preschool story hours expose young children to the joy of reading, while homework centers provide computers and assistance to older children after
Gov. Ruth Ann Minner recently signed Senate Bill 251, which will require all Delaware school districts to offer the option of full-day kindergarten by the start of the 2008-09 school year. “From their very first day of school, Delaware children should be offered every opportunity to get the best education possible,” Minner said during a signing ceremony at Linden Hill Elementary School. “A firm educational foundation is the key to a successful future, and additional classroom time in the kindergarten year is one way to build on that foundation.” S.B. 251 will require school districts to offer any child eligible for kindergarten the option of attending full-day classes if the parent or guardian chooses. Parents can still opt to have their child attend kindergarten class for a half day. “This is a great day for children, parents, and education advocates across the State of Delaware,” said bill co-sponsor Sen. David Sokola. “S.B. 251 guarantees the state’s commitment to provide full-day kindergarten to all eligible Delaware
school children. We now have two reports from pilot studies that show overwhelmingly positive results for children who attend full-day kindergarten which signifies to me that this bill signing is indeed a smart investment in our education system.” “I’m truly excited for the young people in our state,” said bill co-sponsor Rep. Melanie Marshall. “Thanks to the governor and Senator Sokola’s leadership, we’re one step closer to ensuring that every child has a solid start in life and that every child is fully prepared to start school ready and excited to learn. Full-day kindergarten sends a message to the business community that Delaware is serious about investing in its human capital.” A study by the University of Delaware that measured the results of a pilot fullday kindergarten program during the 2004-2005 school year found that students who participated in the full-day program had stronger literacy skills than students in part-day kindergarten.
‘Children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifelong learning.’ Anne E. C. Norman Director, Delaware Division of Libraries
school. Adults can tap library resources to start a small business, borrow an audio book, take computer classes, join a book discussion group or simply find a quiet spot to curl up with a good book. “A library card is one of the best gifts you can give your child. It can’t break, won’t wear out, and won’t be outgrown,” says Norman. “Using the library also saves money. Where else can you take the whole family for free?” For more information on Delaware’s public libraries, visit www.lib.de.us.
Delmar native in scholar’s program NOW LEASING -- MOVE IN TODAY! Matthew Martin, a freshman at Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pa., has been accepted into the Lycoming Scholar Program, a special program to meet the needs of students with superior intellectual ability. Martin, a freshman, is a resident of Delmar and a graduate of Seaford Christian Academy. Scholars are admitted to the program by invitation based on high school
achievement. Scholars must complete distribution courses at a higher level, as well as an independent project in their junior or senior year. This semester the scholars will study “Friends, Romans, Countrymen.” The program is team taught by eight Lycoming College faculty members who serve as discussion leaders. Eleven speakers from Lycoming and other colleges will also give presentations to the scholars.
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Delaware Primary BEWARE, Election results Seaford Citizens/Taxpayers! Jan Ting defeated Michael Protack and Christine ODonnell in Tuesday’s Republican Primary Election for the opportunity to face U.S. Senator Thomas Carper (D) on November 7. The vote was Ting 6,110 (42.5%), Protack, 5,771 (40.1%) and O’Donnell 2,505 (17.4%). Only about 8% of registered Republicans showed up at the polls. Dennis Spivack defeated Karen Hartley-Naugle in the Democratic Primary Election for the opportunity to face U.S. Rep. Michael N. Castle in November. Hartley-Nagle will also be on the ballot in November as an Independent.
The vote was Spivack 9,514 (60.3%) and Hartley-Naugle 6,253 (39.7%). Only about 6% of registered Democrats voted Tuesday. Earlier this month the Dept. of Elections announced that 35th Representative Benjamin Ewing (R) and 40th Representative Clifford (Biff) Lee (R) will not have challengers for their seats. State Sen. Thurman Adams (D) faces a challenge from Matthew A. Opaliski (Ind). Daniel Short (R) and Richard J. Sternberg (D) will square off in November for the 39th Representative seat being vacated by Tine Fallon.
Sportsman Against Hunger Deer Donation sites listed The Division of Fish and Wildlife again will be participating in the Sportsman Against Hunger Program. All donated deer will be processed, and the meat distributed to participating charitable groups. Recently, the Division finalized the deer donation locations for participating hunters. The Division maintains five walkin coolers where hunters may drop off their deer. These coolers are checked daily, and all donated deer are taken to the Sussex County prison where they are processed. Any deer dropped off at a cooler must be field dressed and registered, with the registration number written on the field tag attached to the animal. This will allow the Division to verify that a deer has been registered. The coolers are located in Sussex County at the Redden State Forest, Assawoman Wildlife Area and Trap Pond State Park. Successful hunters may also take their deer to any of the participating private butcher shops found throughout Sussex County. Double K Deer Cutters, 2841 Windsong Lane, Georgetown, DE 19947, 302249-0240 Johnson’s Custom Cutting, 21404 Burton Road, Milton, DE 19968, 302-6841790 Mark’s Deer Cutting, 24910 Hollyville
Road, Millsboro, DE 19966, 302-9330307 For more information on deer donation sites or any other deer issue, contact Joe Rogerson, Fish and Wildlife Game Mammal Biologist, at 302-653-2883.
DelDOT Cleanup Day The Delaware Department of Transportation announces that it will host its second annual “Imagine A Litter Free Delaware” Clean Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 30. DelDOT has designated this as a statewide cleanup day when everyone is invited to come out to clean Delaware’s roads, highways and community areas. In addition, Secretary of Transportation Carolann Wicks is requesting the DelDOT maintenance forces pay special attention to cleaning Delaware’s roadsides during the week of Oct. 2-6. So you’ll see DelDOT crews out in force too. If interested, register by Sept. 15 at www.deldot.gov, under Hot Topics, or contact the Office of Public Relations at 302-760-2080 or 1-800-652-5600. No telephone registrations. There is no fee to participate, just a desire to have fun.
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DO YOU KNOW… (1) a proposed annexation of 606.4 acres could mean 12,000 more homes (2) this could quadruple our population (3) this annexation obligates you to pay for… more police more water more sewage more schools more electricity more city services (4) up to 30,000 more vehicles could be jamming your roads
VOTE “NO” Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, from 2-6 PM at Seaford City Hall. The City’s voting schedule makes it hard for us working folks to vote … but it’s very important!
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Health Many, but not all, people are good at paying bills By Dr. Anthony Policastro Everyone has bills. Some people are better than others at paying their bills. Some people do not pay their bills. This is a problem in medicine. There are not many businesses that will provide services free of charge. That is true for commercial businesses. That is true for repairmen. However in medicine, charity care is common. There are people who cannot pay their bills. Physicians and hospitals treat those patients for free. There are other people who can pay their bills. However, they refuse to do so. Physicians and hospitals treat those pa-
They are not just depriving themselves of services. They are depriving those around them of the same services. tients for free as well. Physicians and hospitals have the same expenses whether a patient pays for the services or does not pay for the services. When proper charges for care are not
collected, those expenses still have to be paid. There are only two ways for that to happen. One of those ways is to be forced to charge paying patients a higher rate to make up for those who cannot or will not pay. The other is to not provide additional services because of the additional expense. In either case the ones who suffer are the patients who have insurance or pay their own bills. For example in community hospitals, unpaid care amounts to millions of dollars per year. Those millions of dollars represent funds that could be used to provide additional services to everyone in the com-
munity. Therefore, the hospital is forced to make a choice as to what it can afford to provide. The result is that everyone in the community will do without those services. Thus, it is important for all of us that patients pay their bills. They are not just depriving themselves of services. They are depriving those around them of the same services. There are many ways that we are interconnected with each other. This is a medical example of that connection. Dr. Anthony Policastro is medical director at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.
Bike-a-thon Riders needed for St. Jude’s Bike-a-thon Ron Breeding is calling on Seaford residents to join the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Wheels For Life Bike-a thon slated for Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School. Volunteer workers and riders are needed for this Bike-a-thon to raise funds for the world famous research center in its battle against childhood cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. “We’re
looking for riders and helpers who will contribute their time and talent to help children live. We really need lots of riders, since they are the ones who can make this bike-a-thon successful,” Breeding said. In the Wheels For Life Bike-a-thon, riders ask sponsors to make donations based on each mile completed. All riders turning in money will receive a certificate. Those who raise $35 will receive a certifi-
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cate and a special St. Jude T-shirt. When $75 is raised, the rider receives a backpack as well as the certificate and the T-shirt. Also plans are being made to give a $100 savings bond to the top fund-raiser plus great gifts will be given to the boy or girl in each of the following age groups who collect the most money. The age groups are: high school and above, fourth grade through eighth and third and below.
The Seaford Kiwanis Club hosts the event by providing refreshments. This is a great family project that provides everyone with a “feel good feeling.” Entry forms are available at all school offices, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and City Hall. Anyone wishing to provide a prize, sponsor a rider, or participate in the ride should call Ron Breeding at 629-3964.
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Health Bulletins Family, Friend CPR Class Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s Training Center will offer a community CPR classes to anyone interested in learning CPR on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m.noon, at the Nanticoke Resource Center, 620 W. Stein Highway, Seaford. Cost is $5. Proceeds to be donated to the American Heart Walk 2006. This program contains information on how to perform the basic skills of CPR on adults, children, and infants and how to help an adult, child, or infant who is choking. The course is open to anyone caring for infants and children, including family members, grandparents, siblings, new or expecting parents, babysitters and neighbors. This program is a fun, dynamic way for families, friends and communities to learn CPR but do not need a course completion card. To register or for further information contact the NMH Training Center office at 629-6611, ext. 8919. Pre-registration is required.
PSA screenings at NMH Nanticoke Health Services will provide PSA screenings on Thursday, Sept. 28. The blood tests will be offered at the Nanticoke’s Cancer Care Center * 1st Floor, adjacent to the hospital from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. The fee for the test will be $5. Results will be mailed approximately two weeks after the event. Prostate cancer is the most frequently occurring cancer in men. Between 1980 and 1990, prostate cancer incidence increased 65 percent. It is believed that this increase was the result of improved early detection. There is expected to be a further increase related to the use of the prostate specific antigen blood test. Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is a substance that is produced by the prostate gland. Men normally have a small amount of this substance in the blood. PSA levels differ according to age and tend to rise after the age of 60. PSA can be affected by several conditions in the prostate such as the normal enlargement in the prostate, which occurs with aging. Infection or inflammation and surgery to the prostate can also cause increased levels. There is no specific level of PSA that tells whether prostate cancer is present; however the higher the level, the more likely it is that cancer may be developing. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital encourages men over the age of 50 to take advantage of this service. If you are 40years-old and at high risk of developing this cancer you are also encouraged to participate. African-American men are at high risk for developing prostate cancer, as are men who have a family history of the disease. For additional information on the PSA screening contact the Cancer Care Center at 302-629-6611, ext. 2588.
Personal Care Technician course Are you one of the many people who are helping a family member or a friend with personal care and the basics of daily living? Would you like to have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide proper and essential care? Delaware Technical & Community College is offering a Personal Care Technician course this fall. This set of three Saturday workshops is designed to provide you with the knowl-
edge and skill necessary to care for loved ones. Under the instruction of Benita Harris, RN, MSN, PhD., topics will include moving patients safely, nutritional meals and appropriate feeding techniques, personal hygiene issues, warning signals for potential problems, communication, and taking care of you. Classes will meet on Sept. 23, Oct. 7 and Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and are beneficial to anyone providing care for a family member or friend. For fee information or to register, call Delaware Tech’s Corporate and Community Programs at 854-6966.
Technical & Community College, Owens Campus, for the 2006 CNA of the Year award. The award will be presented at the 10th annual CNA Recognition Day held on Friday, Oct. 20, at the Owens Campus in Georgetown. The honoree will be chosen from nominations submitted by family, friends, employers, and patients based on the CNA’s dedication to providing care, comfort, and commitment to his/her patients. Completed nomination forms must be returned to
the college no later than September 15. CNA Recognition Day is an annual event held at the Owens Campus and cosponsored by the college along with local hospitals, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies. It provides an occasion for CNAs to improve their professional skills, develop their professional identity, and increase their sense of pride and self-esteem. For more information about the award, the event or to receive a form, call 302856-5400, Ext. 3190.
2006 Memory Basket The LifeCare at Lofland Park Memory Walk Team is now selling the Longaberger Pen Pal Memory Basket. The basket is trimmed in purple around the top with ribbon tacks and has a special engraved tag. The cost is $48 which also includes the basket protector. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter. For more information contact Tawnya at 302-628-3000 ext., 8452; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nanticoke hosting benefits Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be hosting two fundraising events to benefit the American Heart Association Heart Walk. On Saturday, Sept. 30 “Pumping Up The Volume” concert will be held at the Seaford Middle School auditorium. The vocal talents of Nanticoke employees and their families are sure to entertain the crowd with sounds of Country, Rock ’N Roll, Contemporary Christian and Classical music. There will be music for everyone. Emcee for the evening will be WBOC’s Jimmy Hoppa. Cost is $20 for admission. Tickets are available by calling the hospital at 302-629-6611, ext. 2550 or via email at Millerl@nanticoke.org. The second fundraiser will be a Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 5, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. The evening will consist of 20 exciting games and will feature several baskets Longaberger products as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the Autumn Treats set with Wrought Iron legs or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the hospital at 302-629-6611, ext. 2404 or via email at MorrisR®nanticoke.org. All proceeds for the two events will be donated the American Heart Association Heart Walk 2006. The AHA Heart Walk is the signature fund-raising event for the American Heart Association and the Heart Walk promotes physical activity and hearthealthy living in a fun family environment. This year more than one-million walkers will participate in more than 600 events across the country, raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 3 killers, heart disease and stroke.
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Easter Seals Camp Fairlee helps kids with autism By Melissa Cox “Can I paddle?” a blond, blue-eyed camper named Brian asks his counselor. It is summer at Easter Seals’ Camp Fairlee Manor, and the camp is bursting with excitement and activity during two special weeklong sessions for children and young adults with autism. “Put on your life vest first,” replies his counselor, Dominic. After a few minutes of preparation, the two jump into the canoe and paddle off on another adventure. Water sports are just one of the many activities at Camp Fairlee, where children and adults with disabilities enjoy a full camp experience on 250 beautiful acres near Chestertown, Md. Brian’s father, Rudy, of Georgetown, heard about Camp Fairlee’s special autism program through the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services. “When we dropped Brian off, Dominic asked him if he wanted to go canoeing, and he just hit the ground running,” Rudy said. “He’s a water rat, so he just loves camp.” Because the camper/counselor ratio during Camp Fairlee’s autism program is one-to-one, campers receive specialized attention and are under watchful, caring eyes. “Brian is like a little brother to me,” said Dominic, age 20, from England. “The other counselors and I give him the support he needs. He doesn’t see us as teachers or counselors, but as friends.” Some of Brian’s favorite activities include rock climbing, going on hay rides, swimming in the pool, and visiting the animals in the barn. For more than 50 years, Camp Fairlee has offered kids and adults with disabilities a nurturing camp environment while providing family members time off from care giving. Fairlee’s residential camp program offers sessions divided according to age throughout the summer. Kids and adults
Brian enjoys boating, rock climbing, hay rides and swimming and Ginger enjoys swimming, track, soccer and basketball at Camp Fairlee, a 250-acre Easter Seals campsite.
stay overnight to experience the joys and challenges of a fully-accessible camp. Fairlee also offers a separate respite program from October to May on select weekends. Campers enjoy seasonal activities during the milder months, such as pumpkin picking during Halloween and holiday activities in December. Counselors also take campers out into the community to enjoy movies, bowling and more. Most importantly, Camp Fairlee is a place where campers can get safely involved in as many activities as possible. A few weeks before Brian’s visit, a young girl named Ginger traveled from her home in Rehoboth to Camp Fairlee, where adventure awaited her. An exceptional athlete and Special Olympics contender, Ginger swims, runs
Health Bulletins Memory Walk The Alzhemier’s Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, will be hosting the 2006 Memory Walk on Saturday, Sept. 30, in Rehoboth Beach. The walk will begin at 10 a.m. from Grove Park, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. To support the Memory Walk 2006 register online at www.alz-delawarevalley.org, or for more information contact the local office in Georgetown at (302) 854-9788.
Free DNA paternity testing During the week of Sept. 1822, the Division of Child Support Enforcement will offer Free DNA/Paternity testing in our New Castle, Kent and Sussex County offices. LabCorp will be on-site to perform the free testing using a swab to collect DNA from the inner cheek of each person being tested. Before coming to the of-
fice, the mother and father must talk and agree to show up along with the child for testing. If everyone cannot come at the same time for testing, arrangements can be made during the week by contacting one of our offices. In Sussex County, visit the Georgetown office at 9 Academy Street, 856-5386. Free Testing Dates: Monday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m.noon; Tuesday, Sept. 19, 10 a.m.noon; Wednesday, Sept. 20, 4:30-7 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m.noon; Friday, Sept. 22, 10 a.m.noon. Additionally, for parents who do not want paternity testing, DCSE offers a Voluntary Acknowledgment Program. Find out if this program is right for you.
track, and plays soccer and basketball. Her mother, Karen, had no doubt that Ginger would love camp. “She is a natural born camper,” Karen said. “Fairlee allowed her to experience things on her own, which is important.” Ginger stayed at Camp Fairlee overnight for six days. She was the only girl there during that week, but that did not stop her from competing in some of toughest activities. Her two counselors, Charlotte, 19, from England, and Claire, 19, from Australia, kept Ginger busy. “Ginger really likes a lot of physical activity,” Charlotte said. “She wouldn’t fall asleep because she was having so much fun.” Some of Ginger’s favorite activities included blowing bubbles, rock climbing, riding the zip line and swimming.
While Camp Fairlee offers a vacation to campers, it also gives parents like Karen, who are continuously caring for their children with autism, a chance to relax. Karen also had peace of mind, knowing that her child was in good hands. Easter Seals offers a wide range of services, including outpatient rehabilitation therapy, early intervention services for children, day services for adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and assistive technology services. For more information about programs and services offered at Easter Seals, call 1-800-677-3800, or visit www.de.easterseals.com. Melissa Cox is a staff writer for Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore
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In referendum, vote in person or don’t vote at all Hearn’s Pond-area residents say that absentee ballots should be available in annexation vote to 14 housing units per acre. Owners of another two parcels, Wilmington-based development company St. Monday’s vote on the annexation of Rockland & Company (137 acres) and more than 600 acres into the city of Morris Properties (46 acres), are requestSeaford will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 ing that their properties be mixed zoning, p.m. That, said Brenda Stover, who is for high-density residential and light comheading up a group of Hearn’s Pond-area residents opposed to the annexation, is not mercial building. Owners of the fifth parcel, Steven and a good time for a referendum. Cynthia Yingling, are requesting that that ”On a Monday, from 2 to 6, most peoparcel be zoned for light industrial develple are working,” said Stover at Thursday opment. night’s meeting of HAPPEN (HearnsPond The sixth parcel sits on the other side of Association for its Protection, PreservaU.S. 13, on Old Furnace Road. Owner of tion, Enhancement and Naturalization), a that 45-acre parcel, Nanette Corey, group formed to fight the annexation. Bridgeville, is requesting that the property “They will not be able to get there.” Even so, the city of Seaford is not mak- be zoned for single-family homes. ”We need this annexation to be stopped ing available absentee ballots. “We would this time,” Stover said at Thursday night’s have to get a charter change to do that,” HAPPEN meeting. said Mayor Ed Butler. “We hand out ab”All this developsentee ballots for all ment needs a closer other elections, but ‘We need this annexation to be look,” she added we have never done Monday. “This is all it for an annexation stopped this time. All this happening so quickvote.” City manager Dodevelopment needs a closer look. ly, that not enough thought is going into lores Slatcher said what’s going to hapthat the city’s charter This is all happening so quickly, pen to this area.” makes no provision But Rex Mears, for absentee ballots that not enough thought is going Seaford, of Ray for annexation votes. Mears and Sons said “And if there is no into what’s going to happen to that any developprovision for it, you this area.’ ment that goes onto can’t do it,” she the land will get a added. closer look. “AnnexThe charter speciation is just the befies that any annexaBrenda Stover ginning of the tion vote be held Hearn’s Pond-area resident process,” he said. “In from 2 p.m. to 6 each step of the dep.m., 30 to 60 days velopment, there is a lot of chance for infollowing a public hearing on the annexation. The public hearing on this annexation put in that plan. Rockland is a good outfit that is trying to do what’s right. They will was held Aug. 8. work along with people every step of the The charter does not mandate that the vote be held on a specific day of the week, way.” And, Mears warned, if turned down by Slatcher said. The date for this vote was set by the city council at the Aug. 22 meet- the city, the developer could decide to build anyway, with the land remaining a ing, following the recommendation of the part of the county. The county permits mocity manager. bile home parks, while the city of Seaford State Department of Elections commisdoes not. “You are a lot better off dealing sioner Frank Calio said that the state alwith the city than dealing with the counlows municipalities to run local referenty,” he said. dums and council elections by their indiOn Saturday, Stover and other volunvidual charters. State law does require that teers with HAPPEN manned a booth at the absentee ballots be provided for general Woodland Ferry Festival. Stover said that elections. up to 100 people stopped by the booth to The lack of absentee ballots in the express support for the group’s goal. Seaford annexation vote could be part of Stover said that she believes that the any legal action that HAPPEN takes after opposition to the annexation was sparked Monday’s vote. Howard Dhondt, a memby June’s flood, in which roads and homes ber of HAPPEN, has approached the throughout western Sussex County sufDelaware chapter of the American Civil fered damage after a storm dumped up to Liberties Union about assisting the group 13 inches of rain on the area. with a potential lawsuit. ”Hearn’s Pond has been here 150 years ”We will see what the outcome of the vote is,” said Stover. “Then we will decide and we have not had any problems until the last five years or so,” she said. In Auif we will seek the ACLU’s help.” At stake is the annexation of six parcels gust 2001, the dam at Hearn’s Pond of land, five of which form a block bound- washed out after another heavy rain passed through the area. ed on three sides by Conrail Road (Sussex ”Now, it seems that we can’t have a big 546), Hearn’s Pond Road and alternate U.S. 13. Those parcels comprise 558 acres. storm and escape unscathed,” Stover added. “What has changed? Development Owners of two of those parcels, Ray S. has changed.” Mears and Sons and Tuong T. Quan, are Mears countered that development will requesting that their properties be annexed improve the runoff situation around with R-3 zonings, Seaford’s high-density Hearn’s Pond. “There is less storm runoff residential zoning. That zoning permits up By Lynn R. Parks
City could grow by more than 600 acres On Monday, citizens of Seaford will vote on the annexation of six parcels of land totaling more than 600 acres. The parcels are: * 45 acres on Old Furnace Road, owned by Nanette Corey, Bridgeville. Corey is requesting that the land be zoned for residential development. * 193 acres on Bridgeville Highway (alternate U.S. 13), owned by Ray S. Mears and Sons, Seaford. Mears is requesting that the land be zoned for light commercial development and high-density residential development. * 137 acres at Hearn’s Pond Road and Bridgeville Highway, owned by St. Rockland and Company, Wilmington. Requested zoning is for light commercial and
high-density residential development. * 46 acres on Bridgeville Highway, 150 feet south of Garden Lane, owned by Morris Properties, Wilmington. Requested zoning is for light commercial and highdensity residential development. * 141 acres on Hearn’s Pond Road, owned by Tuong T. Quan, Seaford. Quan is requesting that the land be zoned for high-density residential development. * 42 acres on Speck Road, owned by Steven and Cynthia Yingling, Glen Rock, Pa. The Yinglings are requesting that the land be zoned for light industrial development. Voting will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in city hall. For information, call 629-9173.
”Acre for acre, development means two from a site that is developed than from an open field that is planted in corn,” he said. times the nutrients going into the bay as with agriculture,” she said. Nutrients, All of the land up for annexation is farmspecifically nitrogen and phosphorus, are land. Water resources engineer Peder Hansen, left over from excess fertilizer, leach out from septic systems and make their way environmental program manager with the into the bay watershed through wastewater state’s Surface Water Discharges section, said that it is possible that the runoff situa- treatment plants. They promote algae growths that suck oxygen from the water tion would in fact improve with developand shade valuable bottom-growing grassment. “With development, there would be es. more opportunity for Mears said that best management he was surprised by practices to be put in ‘I think all of us want Seaford to the opposition to the place,” he said. be a nice place to be. I believe in annexation. “I really Those practices my heart that we are better off thought all this was would include detenbeing done in good tion ponds and ways being in the city than in the faith,” he said. “I to trap sediments, county, as development occurs think all of us want neither of which is Seaford to be a nice required on farmdown the road. And I don’t think place to be. I believe land. that we should close the borders in my heart that we ”If this was a are better off being forested area, I of Seaford.’ in the city than in would say that leavthe county, as develing it alone would be Rex Mears opment occurs down better than developProperty owner the road. And I don’t ment,” he said. “But think that we should since it is agriculturclose the borders of al, strictly from a Seaford.” stormwater management perspective, de”Development and annexation will not velopment would be better.” But Margaret Vivian, grassroots coordi- go away,” said Stover. “We know that. But this is happening so quickly. There’s not nator for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, enough thought going into what’s going to said that the development could be worse happen to our city. If we just have another for the bay than the existing farmland is. year before the annexation, that will give Hearn’s Pond is in the Nanticoke River us more time to be involved in the deciwatershed, part of the Chesapeake Bay sion process.” watershed.
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Eyeglasses by the dozens seem to vanish into thin air Reading glasses, I have decided, should come equipped with some YNN ARKS sort of homing device. A beeper, perhaps, like the one in our portable phone that, when activated In the few years in which I by the stationary telephone base, have suffered from indicates where the handset is. Or a siren that starts sounding when the presbyopia, I have gone glasses have not been moved in a while. through at least a dozen Inclusion of any type of soundpairs of glasses. ing mechanism would be preferable to the glasses I have been buyI had been using those glasses for reading, which are depressingly mute, even ing downstairs, and at bedtime brought when I am calling for them. And I do call for them: In the few years in which I have them upstairs, along with a stack of books and magazines. When, just several minsuffered from presbyopia, I have gone utes after putting the stack on the bed, I through at least a dozen pairs of glasses. picked up one of the magazines to resume A couple of them were broken, like the reading, the glasses were not there. Neimetal pair that literally fell off my face ther were they on the floor next to the bed, when its two sets of screws that hold the or on the stairs where I could have earpieces to the lens piece mysteriously dropped them, or in the living room where gave way at the same time. If ever there I could have left them. They had vanished, was a message from the beyond that it was time to get up from the computer, that in the matter of a couple of minutes. Several weeks later and even after two was it. house cleanings, one rather thorough to But most, including my first pair, prepare for company, they have not resurwhich were prescription and purchased faced. I can think of no rational explanathrough an optometrist’s office, were lost. Left behind, some of them, or simply van- tion for their disappearance. And so I found myself at the drug ished in the way of things that are here tostore, buying yet another pair of reading day and gone tomorrow. glasses. After that first disappearance, I And then there was the unlucky pair gave up on prescription reading glasses. If that was both lost and broken. For several one is going to have a bad habit, one days, I had been unable to locate them. In prefers to keep it as inexpensive as possithat span of time, they, dropped in the ble. driveway and unable to summon me beBut the day is coming, I suppose, that I cause of the lack of that sounding device I mentioned before, were run over — sever- will have to wear prescription glasses for all types of seeing. Bifocals, trifocals al times, judging from the looks of them even. when I found them. Lost, and run over. Finally found, but Perhaps, by virtue of the fact that they then thrown away. The stuff of which eye- will stay on my face at all times and not glass folk lore is made. just when I am reading, they will not so The strangest “Case of the Missing easily be lost. Or maybe by that time, Eyeglasses” has to be the latest disappearglasses will come equipped with beepers ance, which necessitated the purchase of to alert their owners where they are. I the glasses I am wearing as I type this. wouldn’t be surprised if, at least in my (And they are trembling — is there any wonder?) case, the glasses insist on it.
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Project will bring Hall of Fame women to life Rhonda H. Tuman, president of Women Networking in Southern Delaware Inc. (WNSD), says that the women of who have been inducted into the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame will “jump off the pages of history” because of a project sponsored jointly by her group and the Delaware Commission for Women (DCW). Beginning this year, the Girl Power Delaware Leadership Center will incorporate the biographies of the women who have been inducted into Delaware’s Women’s Hall of Fame for the past 25 years into a women’s history project for students and their mentors, according to Diana Young, educational coordinator and vice president of WNSD. “Protégés are girls, 13 to 18 years old, who participate in Girl Power,” Young says. “With the guidance of volunteer mentors we provide educational, career, and community service opportunities for the girls. This year we are beginning a multi-year project to introduce the Women of Delaware’s Hall to the community, especially young women. Through the support of the General Assembly and each governor in the last 25 years, the DCW calls for nominations of women whose contributions to Delaware or the nation have made contributions that will live beyond their lives.” Gov. Tom Carper appointed Young to the DCW in 1995. “I was humbled by the experience,” she says. “In one capacity or another I served five years on the Hall of Fame Committee. I always felt that Sussex County was under represented and I did
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my best to promote the competition in Sussex County. “As a regular citizen the most I can do now is promote the hall and inspire people to nominate more deserving Sussex County women for recognition,” she adds. “The Hall of Fame is different from other Women’s History Month (March) recognitions, in that the contributions have to be unique and they are often ‘firsts.’” For instance, the first African-American woman mayor in Sussex County, Bishop Grace Ruth Batten, was inducted into the hall of fame in 1999. Gov. Ruth Ann Minner, the first woman to be elected governor, was inducted in 1995, and the first woman from Sussex County to be appointed secretary of state, Harriet N. Smith Windsor, was inducted in 1997. The only woman to be elected attorney general, M. Jane Brady, was inducted last year. Brady gave up her position in the AG’s office when Minner appointed her associate justice of Delaware’s Superior Court. “Girl Power protégés will bring the story of these and other Delaware Women to life through their interpretation of the historic record using audio and video media,” Young adds. The project is partially funded by the Sussex County Council, DISCOVER Financial Services Inc. and Delaware Electric Cooperative. “Each member of the hall is a remarkable woman who had the courage and conviction to overcome social, cultural and religious barriers to achieve her goals, and each left a meaningful contribution that transformed the communities of which she
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Honorary mentors include governor Honorary mentors for Girl Power are: • Ruth Ann Minner, Milford, governor • Harriet N. Smith Windsor, Lewes, secretary of state • M. Jane Brady, Lewes, Associate Justice of the Delaware Superior Court • Liane Sorenson, Hockessin, senator and minority leader of the Delaware Senate • Pam Maier, Newark, Delaware House of Representatives • Melanie George Marshall, Bear, Delaware House of Representatives; • Evelyn K. “Tina” Fallon, Seaford, Delaware House of Representatives • Kay Wood Bailey, Wyoming, artist
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was a part,” Young says. “It isn’t enough to put their names on a brass plaque in Legislative Hall, we must take them out of Dover and tell their stories in schools, libraries, and anywhere someone will listen. The group needs volunteers to help with recording and editing. Anyone interested in volunteering can call 249-8145, or email Tuman at email@example.com. “My long range dream is to create an interactive computer model, that comes alive with an image of the inductee in her town and she tells her story,” Tuman says. “Once that is done, I want to develop another program for nurses, educators, physicians, women of the clergy. Most important is that girls and young women participate in the projects, because it will be their
responsibility to be stewards of women’s history in the future.” Tuman says Girl Power also needs professional women, working or retired, to become mentors to the students. The time commitment is about four to five hours a month, primarily on Saturdays. In addition to helping the Women of the Hall project, mentors will tutor students and organize a health careers fair in February. Mentors are registered with the Delaware State Police and background checks are required. Girl Power meetings are held at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. The group is supported by the college’s TRIO Programs for Sussex County youth in middle and high schools.
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Most Wanted for Child Support enforcement plan As part of Child Support Enforcement Month, this week the Division of Child Support Enforcement launched its new plan to increase enforcement of child support laws through a new partnership with Crime Stoppers, local and state law enforcement agencies and the citizens of Delaware. Division Director Chuck Hayward will unveil Child Support’s first in a series of Failure to Pay Child Support Wanted Posters. For a parent to appear on the Most Wanted Child Support Poster, he or she has not made any child support payments
in the last six months. Citizens who recognize a wanted child support obligor and have information regarding his/her whereabouts or any attempt to hide financial assets or employment, call Crime Stoppers anonymously and provide as much information as possible. Director Hayward will also introduce a warrant program which allows individuals arrested on outstanding capiases to pay 10 percent of their bail directly to child support owed in lieu of making full bail. “The Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE) is proud of the work we do helping the children of Delaware.
Last year, DCSE collected more than $96 million (a record collection for Delaware) for the children of Delaware. Still, unpaid child support is a significant problem,” said Chuck Hayward, Director of the Division of Child Support Enforcement. “The parents we are targeting through this new effort are thumbing their nose at the law by refusing to pay their child support. They have been given every opportunity to pay what is owed and we need the public’s help to find them.” Also planned are child support roundups where law enforcement personnel will devote efforts to locate and arrest non cus-
Confusion over Deer Damage Program The DNREC Division of Fish and Wildlife recently initiated a new deer management program. The Severe Deer Damage Assistance Program (SDDAP) assists farmers experiencing severe crop loss due to white-tailed deer browsing. Recently, there has been some confusion as to who may participate in this program. The Severe Deer Damage Assistance Program is only open to those individuals who have been enrolled in the Deer Damage Assistance Program for at least one year. The program is not open to farmers who have not participated in the Deer Damage Assistance Program. SDDAP enrollees must submit an application, the tax parcel numbers for all prop-
erties enrolled in the program, and a list of names for all individuals hunting on the enrolled property. Only the persons acknowledged on this list are allowed to participate in the new program. Once the division receives all of the requested information, a permit signed by DNREC secretary John A. Hughes will be issued. This permit must be in an individual’s possession while he/she is pursuing deer under SDDAP. After a deer is harvested, it must be tagged with a green 2006 Antlerless Deer Damage Tag. Within 24 hours of harvest, all deer must be registered. This can be accomplished by calling toll free at 1-866511-DEER (3337) or by logging on to
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todial parents who are delinquent in their child support payments. Persons can be arrested if they have outstanding capiases for failure to appear in court after being contacted about their delinquent payments. “Children suffer the consequences of a parent’s refusal to pay child support,” said Hayward. “Children and families suffer when child support is not received. These families are then stretched due to the lack of income that child support payments provide, and they carry the emotional scars that come from knowing their parents do not care enough to pay child support.”
Hearns Pond residents continue to discuss annexation concerns The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization, met on Sept. 7 to continue to work through their concerns over the future annexation of land in their area. While the group’s main focus at this time continues to be to inform the public of the possible affects to Seaford residents of such an annexation, the group addressed other issues relating to the Hearns Pond area. These issues include the damage to the UNOI Mill and the Hearns Pond Dam, both of which were damaged by recent flooding. H.A.P.P.E.N. will meet again on Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Museum on High Street. Anyone interested in attending the meeting is welcome.
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Entertainment Delmarva Bike Week features music, thrill shows, rides Foghat, a classic rock band, will turn back the clock 35 years Saturday, Sept. 16, for Delmarva Bike Week. The four-day Delmarva Bike Week is set for Sept. 14-17 at Ocean Downs Raceway. Delmarva Bike Week is free admission and free concerts (including Foghat) thanks to sponsors. Bike parking is free and cars are welcome, but car parking is $10. It is a motorcycle event after all. Foghat is just part of a very strong musical lineup under the sponsorship of Coors Light, The Grand Hotel, Tri Supply & Equipment, The Maryland Beachcomber and the dynamic restaurant duo of Micky Finns and Teasers at Sunset Marina. Foghat takes the stage Saturday at 7:30
p.m., preceded by bike week favorites Cross Cut Saw and Random Impact. Silverado Band and the blues-driven Crossroads Band also play Saturday afternoon. The lineup Friday evening is just as strong. It’s Random Impact and Cross Cut Saw leading into the featured Blackfoot. Coors Light sponsors the guitar-driven band for this date. Also playing on Friday will be the Rhythm Pigs and the Silverado Band. On Thursday the Classic Southern Rockers are the featured performers. They are made up of musicians who have played with some of the biggest names in the music industry. Delmarva Bike Week is made possible by Harley-Davidson of Ocean City,
Seaford and Rehoboth Beach. The event features the outstanding lineup of music along with thrill shows like the Globe of Death and the Extreme Jumpers as well as the Wall of Death thrill seekers. There are also contests for all sorts of bikes with the Bike Games sponsored by Ocean 98 Radio, Pudding Wrestling sponsored by 96 Rock and more. There is even a 150-mile-per-hour JCB backhoe, brought to Delmarva Bike Week by Tri Supply & Equipment. There is the Cruzin The Coast Party Pin Run that goes all four days and cumulates in a drawing for a jackpot that should exceed $2,000. Stops along the way include the three long hauls with Billy Bob’s Bike
Barn near Milford, Crabby Dick’s Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach and the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce. In between is BJs On The Water and the Caribbean Pool Bar in Ocean City, the wild, wild West Ocean City stops of Teaser’s at Sunset Marina, Micky Fins Restaurant and Bar, Harborside Bar & Restaurant, the 707 Sports Bar & Grille and the hometown of Delmarva Bike Week, the Berlin Chamber of Commerce. There is also the Red Knights Md. Chapter 3 Mr. Whippie’s Ride set for Friday (leaving from Harley-Davidson of Ocean City). Delmarva Bike Week is from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 14-16, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 17.
Harrington will celebrate 28th annual Heritage Day On Saturday, Sept. 16, Harrington will celebrate its 28th Annual Heritage Day. Events will get underway at 10 a.m. with a downtown parade and the opening of craft and flea market booths and continue with a variety of attractions throughout the afternoon. Official opening ceremonies presided over by Harrington Mayor Gene Price are set for 11 a.m. on the stage at the corner of Fleming and Mechanic streets. Delaware State Fair president William DiMondi will be the keynote speaker. During opening ceremonies, both a business and an individual will be honored for their contributions to the community. Free entertainment will fill the rest of the afternoon beginning at noon with a
performance by the Mid-State Stompers (the Harrington Senior Center’s line dancers). Sussex County’s Singing Sweetheart, Cathy Gorman, will take the stage at 12:45 p.m. She will be followed by the Destiny Christian Band and vocalist Harry Benson at 1:45 p.m., and Southern Gospel music at 2:45 p.m.. Between the acts, there will be a Cake Wheel with the opportunity to win dessert to take home. The entertainment concludes with a Youth Talent Contest at 4 p.m. Much more is in store for Heritage visitors. “Olde time” crafters will demonstrate the intricacies of such arts as basket making, wood working, soap making, spinning and chair caning. Modern day crafters will be on hand as well, and there will be an
Marshall Tucker coming to November Punkin Chunkin The Punkin Chunkin Association is anticipating raising thousands of dollars for local and national charities during the 21st annual world championships scheduled for Nov. 3-5. The first day of competition will culminate with a Marshall Tucker Band concert. Opening for the Marshall Tucker Band will be country artist Danielle Peck. The Marshall Tucker Band is known for hits such as “Can’t You See,” “Fire on the Mountain” and “Heard it in a Love Song.” Peck is a newcomer to the country music scene, making a name for herself with the song, “Findin’ a Good Man.” She was ranked No. 18 on CMT’s top-20 list during the third week of August 2006. Concert tickets are $25 and will go on sale Sept. 18. They will be available at Mugs & Stitches in Lewes, the Cape Gazette office in Nassau Commons, west of Lewes, by contacting Frank Shade at 854-5382, or at the Punkin Chunkin office at 684-8196. For more information about the 2006 event, visit the website www.punkinchunkin.com. The gourd-hurtling competition will be in the same location as in the last several years: the intersection of Sussex 305 and Sussex 306 - Hollyville Road and Harmony Cemetery Road in Millsboro. This is the last year the event will be in Millsboro. The association recently contracted with Bridgeville officials and the Dale Wheatley family to use a nearly 1,000-acre farm site for future chunks, beginning in the fall of 2007.
abundance of shopping opportunities including flea market bargains. Also during Heritage Day, there will be a classic car show, open museums to visit and a variety of activities just for young people. Good food of all kinds will be for sale throughout the day, and picnic tables will be provided near the entertainment area which will be tented this year. The Heritage Day celebration goes back 28 years, but the heritage celebrated spans nearly a century and a half. It was just 144 years ago, in 1862, that the former country crossroads (Clark’s Corner) officially became Harrington, a railroad town named for a railroad man, Samuel Maxwell Harrington, Chancellor of the State of
Delaware and the Delaware Railroad’s first president. The city limits at that time were set at one mile north, south, east and west of the railroad tank house, and the rail line (eventually acquired by the Pennsylvania Railroad) continued for many years to be a hub of passenger and freight traffic crucial to business, agricultural, community and family interests. The ascendancy of the automobile moved the center a little east to the intersection of U.S. 13 and Delaware 14, but with the growth of the Delaware State Fair, Harrington Raceway and Midway Slots, the community continued to thrive as the “Hub of Delmarva” and the focus of year-round activity.
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Community Concerts offers five shows for the price of one The Seaford Community Concert Association announces this year’s Membership Drive will be starting. This is the 58th season for this group and promises to be another exciting year of music. There are five concerts offered this year for one low price. The adult membership is $35 before
Sept. 17, or $40 after Sept. 17. Family memberships are for $75 and $85 respectively, students $10 and $12, respectively. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. at the Seaford High School. For further information call Jim Burket, president at 6298657, or Mary Ann Torkelson, publicity chairwoman, at 629-5456.
The Artie Shaw Orchestra will be appearing March 20, 2007, for the Seaford Community Concert Association.
“4 Score” presents the best vocal classics from Broadway to the Beatles. The group will be appearing Oct. 5, 2006, for the Seaford Community Concert Association.
Clockwise from top left are the Great China Acrobats, Hector Olivera, and the Bay Street Bassworks.
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• Preschool • Ballet • Jazz • Tap • Adult Classes • Pilates Mat
Established Business Since 1987
Karen Baker Artistic Director
Masters Degree, Dance Education, Temple University Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance University of the Arts
Metropolitan Regional Council Building, Alt. 13, Seaford, DE Office Telephone
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CHURCH BULLETINS St. John’s House Tour schedule St. John’s House Tour will be Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with 10 homes open. Tickets are available from circle leaders and committee members. The cost is $10. As usual, Jeanette Davis and her committee will serve a chicken salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost will be $6 including dessert and beverage. The House Tour Boutique, with Janet Hackett as chairman, will also be in Fellowship Hall. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of St. John’s are encouraged to donate crafts, used items in excellent condition, baked goods, plants, white elephants, etc. At the same time there will be an addition this year — a silent auction featuring quality items. Two quilts have already been donated. Jean Dunham and Nancy Brown are chairladies of the silent auction.
Messiah’s Vineyard Church events Messiah’s Vineyard Church, Laurel,upcoming events: Men’s Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 a.m. Special speaker, Fernando Serrato. Everyone is welcome. To attend, call the church office at 875-4646, or Ross Dukes at 875-7062. Youth group - Starting Sunday, Sept. 17, Messiah’s Youth Group will be held on Sundays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the church and café located on Rt. 13 and Discountland Road. Kicking off the evening with a pizza party and a full new worship band. If you have any questions or need directions, call the church office at 875-4646.
Wednesday night Bible study will resume in the café with dinners on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. Taught by Dr. Carl Vincent. Visit Messiah’s web site at www.messiahsvineyard.org.
St. John AME Church events Pastor Demarrius Hardy from Faith Builders Ministry, Largo, Md., will be in service at St. John AME Zion Church, Laurel, on Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. On Friday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m., Pastor Rob Best from Life Changing Worship Center in Fruitland, Md., will be in service at St. John AME . For details contact the Rev. Shirley M. Caldwell, 841-0203.
Laurel Baptist Church Laurel Baptist Church will have as their guest speaker, Debra J. Kondash, on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. “The Girls” Janet Bailey and Karen Westbrooke will be singing. The church is located on Bi-State Boulevard, Laurel, on the right approximately two miles south of Britts Dutch Inn. For information call 875-5300.
St. Luke’s rummage sales Plans are under way for this year’s rummage sale sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The sale will be on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Luke’s Parish Hall on King and North streets in Seaford. Workers are now on hand at the Parish Hall each Monday from 9 a.m. to noon for those who wish to donate items.
Loss and Recovery Workshop Living Water Worship Center, in partnership with the Sussex Pregnancy Care Center, is holding a Loss and Recovery Workshop every Thursday at 7 p.m. at 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel. This workshop is designed to help women who are struggling with feelings associated with prior abortions. For more information, contact Rebecca at 628-8172.
Rock Church Fun Day On Saturday, Sept. 16, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Rock Church will have a Fun Day … Yard sale, silent auction, baked goods, crafts, and much more.Come fellowship and check out the great deals. Kids are back in school why not treat yourself to a moment of relaxation. If you would like to join us with yard sale items and/or crafts, call 875-7275.
Centenary Church Gospel Café Christian music hour each Saturday, 67:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Centenary Church. Bruce and Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship and refreshments. September guest singers are: Sept. 16: Living Lights, Don White; Sept. 23 : Kirk & Kara Kinnamon; Sept. 30: Galen & Jillian Queen. Every week, Mary Ann Young and Jenny Price Kimbell join us. Everyone is invited to attend. Come as you are. For more information, contact the church office at 875-3983, or Bruce Willey at 875-5539. Continued on page 25
Crop Walk September 24 The 2006 Seaford CROP Walk will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24. The Walk starts at 2 p.m., with registration beginning at 1 p.m. at the West Seaford Elementary School. CROP Walks are a faith based, community wide response to world hunger. The Walks provide for the needs of people in more than 80-countries. CROP Walks also provide for the needs of the community in which they are organized. For each dollar collected by the Walkers, 75 percent of the donations support the needs of people around the world. Twenty-five percent of the donations are returned back to the community. Since 1997, the Seaford Food Closet and the Seaford Mission have split the donations returned back to Seaford. If you are a church, company, organization or an individual that wants to help make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate, contact Eleanor Terrell at 628-1515, John Blevins at 629-8722, or Dr. Ted Farrar; Mid Atlantic Director for Church World Service at 888-297-2767, for information regarding the Walk, registration materials, route maps and guidelines.
DIRECTORY: Your Guide To Local Houses of Worship TRINITY UNITED METHODIST Trap Pond, CHURCH NearLaurel, Del. 875-7715 Sun. School 9:00 a.m. Worship 10:00 a.m. Pastor Tina Whaley
“A caring church, a giving church, a sharing church; showing love, warmth and friendship to all.”
St. John’s United Methodist Church Pine & Poplar Sts., Seaford 302-629-9466 Web site: http://home.dmv.com/-stjohns/ E-mail: email@example.com NURSERY & HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE
SUNDAY WORSHIP 8:30 & 11:15 am Traditional 9:45 Sunday School 9:50 am Contemporary Come as you are… and be transformed in the love of Christ!
Centenary United Methodist Church “Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for Over 200 Years” “NEW SONG!” - Contemporary Celebration, 8:45 a.m. Sunday School, Classes for ALL ages, 9:45 a.m. Every Sunday Traditional Family Worship, 11:00 a.m.
Rev. John W. Van Tine, Pastor, 875-3983 200 W. Market St., Laurel, Del.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
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.
Christ Evangelistic Church Great Worship - Talented Singers Loving People - Powerful Preaching Youth Group Sunday Night 7 pm
In The Interest Of New Testament Christianity
Worship 11 a.m. • Sun. School 10:00 a.m. Wed. Night 7:00 p.m. • Sun. Night 7:00 p.m. Located on Bethel Road between the Dual & Alt. 13 For info call: 629-3674 or 875-2915 Sr. Pastor Roland Tice
CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
HARVEST CHRISTIAN 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
DIAL DAILY DEVOTIONS: 875-4309
St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church 600 S. Central Ave., P.O. Box 293 Laurel, DE 19956 ~ (302) 875-3644 Rev. Rita B. Nelson, Rector Holy Eucharist & Morning Prayer Sunday @ 9:30 am
“Heart Felt Praise” Relevant Bible Teaching Children’s Ministry Midweek Bible Study Tom Birowski, Pastor Seaford, Del. • 628-7771 94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956
875-7873 “A Place to Belong” SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Family Worship Prayer Team 7:00 p.m. 10:45 a.m. ‘The Table’ Sunday School 9:30 a.m. (last Wed. of mo) 7:00 p.m. THURSDAY God’s Big Back Yard Underground 6:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m.
Centrally located at 14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.
For info, call 875.7995 or visit www.centralworshipcenter.org
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. www.StPaulsUMCLaurelDE.org
Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107
Christian Church of Seaford Dual 13N., Seaford, DE • 629-6298 Minister: John Herbst SCHEDULE OF SERVICES Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Morning Worship 10:30 Wed. Night Service & (Nursery & Jr. Church) Youth Groups 7:00 p.m. A Firm Foundation • A Sure Hope • An Unending Love
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
CHURCH BULLETINS Continued from page 16
O’Day Family in concert The O’Day Family of Georgetown will be in concert at Trinity United Methodist Church (near Trap Pond) on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. A fellowship dinner will be held before the Concert at 5:30 p.m.. Everyone is invited.
Dr. John W. Kennedy, presiding elder, Philadelphia Eastern Shore District, on Sept. 17, at 4 p.m. The Rev. Roscoe West is program chairman, 302-875-5397. Brother Eddie Snead is chairman of the trustee board, 302-875-7438. The Rev. R.J. Chandler, Sr. is Pastor.
Concord UMC Gospel Concert
King’s United Methodist Church, Gordy Road in Laurel, will be holding its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be Gospel Music all day. Special guests are King’s Ambassadors. A petting zoo, oyster sandwiches, vendors, auction and much more for all ages. For information call Angie James at 846-2292.
Gospel in the Pines Concert presented by the Concord United Methodist Church, 25322 Church Road, Seaford, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2 p.m. rain or shine. Admission is free. A love offering will be collected. Bring your own chairs and blankets. Featuring five gospel artists: Tony Crowe, Jerry Jones, Kathy Wright, The Kings Ambassadors, and The Lights of Home. Hot dogs, hamburgers, deserts, snacks and drinks will be available. For additional information call 629-4535.
Administrative Assistant needed
The Beatenbos perform
King’s UMC fall festival
Local Christian ministry, Shiloh House of Hope, is looking for an energetic, team player to execute the responsibilities of part-time Administrative Assistant. The position is estimated to be 2-3 days a week or 15-20 hours depending on activity. The ideal candidate will have a heart for young people, have four or more years of experience, proficient in Microsoft Office and work well with the public. Coordinating activities and volunteers as well as assisting in the setting up of office procedures and policies will be among some of the initial duties. This position will eventually progress to full-time. If you or anyone you know would be interested you can mail your letter of interest and resume to Shiloh House of Hope, Post Office Box 521, Bridgeville, DE 19933, or email same to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible prophecy seminar The most Amazing Prophecies, Bible Prophecy Seminar begins Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m., at Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church, 26295 Sussex Highway, Seaford. Call 875-0140 for details.
Country Gospel Jambore The Seaford Chapter of the Country Gospel Music Association will be hosting a Country Gospel Jamboree Saturday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church, Friendship Road, Berlin, Md. Everyone is invited to enjoy Gospel Music, food, fun and fellowship. There is no admittance charge. A love offering will be asked to help further Country Gospel Music. For directions contact Jerry and Jeannie Jones, 629-9689.
Latin Mass Sept. 17 A Latin mass according to the Missal of 1962 is celebrated on the third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. at Holy Cross Church in Dover. The mass will be celebrated on Sept. 17. The mass is always a Missa Cantata using traditional Gregorian chant. For details call 302-674-5781.
AME Zion Church Trustee Day Liberating Power at African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (formerly C.H. Foggie AME Zion Church, Bridgeville. “Come as you are… Leave liberated in Christ.” Annual Trustee Day, with the Rev.
Charlie and Linda Beatenbos will perform at Christ Evangelistic Church in Laurel on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. The Beatenbos have traveled singing gospel music for the last 35 years. Their styles of music are from Country Gospel to Bluegrass. For more information call 8752915.
Bridgeville Union UMC Diner Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws St., Bridgeville, in its fellowship hall (across from the bank) will have its grand re-opening of ‘Union Station Diner’ on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 5-7 p.m. Price for adults is $7; children 12 and under, $3.50. Menu to include: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, stewed tomatoes, veggies, beverage, rolls and assorted desserts. Questions, call 337-7409.
‘Raise the Roof’ Golf Tournament “Raise the Roof” Golf Tournament to benefit Shiloh House House of Hope, a residential program for hurting teens. Through Christ-centered education and counseling, teens find a hope and a future and both the teens and their families receive healing and restoration. The golf tournament will be Monday, Oct. 16, at The Rookery. Shotgun begins at 9 a.m. Teams of four can play for $375, single players for $100. Sponsor a hole, for $150. For more information on Shiloh House of Hope visit www.shilohhouseofhope.org or to register for the golf tournament, call 629-5331.
Concord UMC 85th Reunion The 85th annual Reunion of the Sons, Daughters and Friends of Concord will take place at Concord United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 21, with a 2 p.m. Business Meeting & Memorial Service and a 4 p.m. Chicken and Dumpling Dinner at Concord Community House.
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543 N. BRADFORD ST., SEAFORD, DEL. • 629-7161
Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor SUNDAY WEDNESDAY Sunday School ..... 9:45 a.m. Prayer & Praise 7:00 p.m. Patch Club (kids) 7:00 p.m. Worship...............11:00 a.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
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH
A Cooperative S.B.C. Church 805 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE
532 Stein Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Redemptorist Fathers • 629-3591
302-629-8434 • www.graceseaford.org
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. 4:30-5 p.m.; Sun. 8-8:25 a.m.
SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am & 6 pm Children’s Church 10:45 am SPANISH Worship 10:45 am Wednesday Activities 7 pm Pastor: Homer McKeithan Youth: Ben Colegrove Music: Jim Burket “The Cross Is Grounded In Grace”
LAUREL-MT. PLEASANT CHARGE 27225 Kaye Road, Laurel, DE 19956 Ph: (302) 875-7814
www.livingwaterworship.com Pastor: Rev. Timothy P. Jones
Sunday Morning Wed. Bible Study & Worship & Children’s Children’s Discovery Club 7:00 PM Ministries 10:00 AM “Flowing in Power and Love to a Parched and Thirsty World”
YOU ARE INVITED! Come into This Church and Gather in Christ’s Name to Worship Him! Psalm 95:6 Sun. School 9:45 a.m. • Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Pastor, Stacey Johnson
VICTORY TABERNACLE CHURCH OF GOD
“A Growing Church For All Ages”
2 miles N. of Laurel, DE on Alt. 13
The Atlanta Road Alliance Church 22625 Atlanta Rd., Seaford, DE (302) 629-5600 • www.atlantaroadcma.org Rev. Edward Laremore • Rev. Andrew Kerr SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 8:30 Worship 6:45 Pioneer Clubs (age 3 9:45 Sunday School thru grade 6) & Divorce Care® 11:00 Worship/Kids Church 7:00 Prayer Service & Youth 7:00 Evening Service Group (grades 7-12)
ome! Revelatio e To C n 22 Tim : 17 The Ark s ' t I Seaford Wesleyan Church
Passing on God’s Love and Grace in Laurel, Delmar & Surrounding Area United Methodist Churches
King’s St. George’s Mt. Pleasant
Worship Sun. Sch.
Gordy Rd. .......... 8:50....10:00 St. George Rd. .... 10:10..... 9:00
Mt. Pleasant Rd. 9:30,11:30..10:15 Pastor Barbara Auer
River of Life Christian Center 17 W. Market St., Greenwood, DE 302349-9420 Pastors Joseph & Yvonne Dixon WORSHIP SERVICE: SUN. 11 AM BIBLE STUDY: WED. 7:30 PM
Proclaiming Faith 4 pm Sunday on WKDI 840 AM Radio
Food Outreach Emergency Food
Sailor’s Bethel United Methodist Church Bethel, DE Pastor Arthur Smith III Sunday School - 10 am Worship - 11:15 am Nursery Provided office 875-3628 parsonage 875-2996
St. Luke’s Episcopal Church The Rev’d. Jeanne W. Kirby, Rector
Sunday School - all ages 9 a.m. Worship 9 a.m., 10:15 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. Rainbow Day Care / Pre-School Rt. 13 South, Seaford, DE 302-628-1020
Mount Olivet United Methodist Church Serving Christ in the Heart of Seaford since 1830 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 & 10:45 Worship - 9:00 & 10:45 Sunday Evening Worship and Children’s Ministries 6 p.m. Wednesday Youth Ministries 6:30 p.m. Church 875-5380 • Sr. Pastor Todd Crofford Assistant Pastor Ken Deusa Asst. Pastor/Youth: Sue Boyce Children’s Pastor: Marilyn Searcey
Holy Eucharist: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Forum: 10:30 a.m. Thurs. Eve. Service: 6 p.m. Front & King St., Seaford, DE 629-7979
Seaford Church of Christ Acapella
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
Connecting People with Christ since 1804
UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 25322 Church Road, Concord Seaford, DE 19973 Sunday Worship - 9 am Sunday School (all ages) - 10:30 am For More Information call 302-628-8114 Rev. Diane E. Melson, Pastor
OBITUARIES James H. Cordrey, 66 James Hackett Cordrey of Seaford passed away on Monday, Sept. 4, at Christiana Medical Center. He was born July 4, 1940, the son of Kenneth Lee Cordrey and Anna P. Hackett Cordrey. He was a graduate of North Dorchester High School, class of 1958. Mr. Cordrey was a grain and poultry farmer and also grew produce. He was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church, current president of Cokesbury Cemetery Board, current president of Cokesbury Community Center, a member of Delmarva Poultry Industry, and a member of the Dorchester County Farm Bureau. Predeceased by his parents, he is survived by his wife of almost 47 years, Barbara Ellen Dege Cordrey, whom he married on Sept. 12, 1959; two children, James Lee Cordrey and his wife, Betsy of Seaford, and Catherine Ann Scott and her husband, Larry of Cokesbury; five grandchildren, Casey Lee Johnson, Amber Lyn Johnson, Justin James Cordey, Macey Lee Cordrey, Jenna Leigh Scott; two sisters, Ruth Harding of Cokesbury and Jeannette Wheatley of Federalsburg; faithful friends, Adam Henderson and Laura Mooney, and several nieces and nephews. His funeral service was on Sept. 10, at Framptom Funeral Home with the Rev. John Nalley and the Rev. Linda Mariner
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Obituaries are run without charge thanks to the support of area churches.
officiating. Interment followed at Cokesbury Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Cokesbury Community Center Memorial Fund, c/o Suzanne Collier, P. O. Box 82, Rhodesdale, MD 21659.
Willie Franklin Campbell, 77 Willie Franklin Campbell of Bridgeville died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Born in Yadkinville, N.C., the son of Janie York and Romus Campbell. He worked for the State of Delaware as a carpenter, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Georgetown, and an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Elsie Gladden Campbell of Bridgeville; a son, J. Harvey Campbell and wife Robin of Parsonsburg, Md.; three daughters, Wanda C. Griffin and husband Gerald L. of Fruitland, Md., Lois A. Campbell of Salisbury, Md., and Linda S. Rigglerman and husband Michael of Seaford; two step-sons, G. Rex Bonnewell of Wilmington and John Russell Bonnewell of Bridgeville; a step-daughter, Linda S. Grady and husband William of Corrytown, Tenn.; a brother, Sanford Campbell and wife Noralee of Trinity, N.C.; a sister, Betty C.
JAMES “JIM” GULLETT 1948 - 2006 The family of Jim Gullett extends thanks for the thoughtfulness of everyone. The food, flowers, cards and monetary contributions to Johns Hopkins Stroke Research Center was greatly appreciated. The kind deeds of many helped us make it through this difficult time. Phyllis, Mom, Rosie, George Pat and Ray
Gary L. Hudson, 59 Gary L. Hudson of Laurel passed away Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2006 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, due to cardiac arrest. He was born in Salisbury on Dec. 27, 1946, a son of Genevieve Brumbley Joseph and his step-father who raised him, the late Rudolph Joseph. Mr. Hudson grew up in Delmar and was a graduate of Delmar High School. He worked for 22 years at Delmarva Aluminum. He also worked for many years as a carpenter with his partner, Clark Benson, installing vinyl siding, doors and windows. He is remembered by many as a hard worker and a man who loved his work. He enjoyed watching golf on television and played softball for many years for the Lowenbrau Softball team. Shuffleboard was a favorite hobby. He had a passion for the outdoors and wildlife, and working on the landscaping in his yard. What he loved the most was spending time with his grandchildren, who meant
Union United Methodist Church
The family of Martin Lynch would like to thank their family, friends, neighbors for their cards, phone calls, visits, prayers, flowers and food during the passing of our husband, father and grandfather. A special thank you goes out to Pastor Ray Justice, Dr. Claravall and to the staff at Genesis ElderCare. Wife: Evelyn Children: Merrill & Ellen, Wayne & Joy, Karen & Walter Grandchildren: Jeffrey & Kile
Edwards, Boonville, N.C.; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and five stepgrandchildren. His services were on Sept. 9, at Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford, where friends called prior to the services. Burial was in Spring Hill Memory Gardens, Hebron, Md. Contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 318 S. Dupont Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.
2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly
Donald Alvin Baker, Sr. 7-29-59 to 9-16-01
9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.)
There are no words to express the sadness, that we felt, or take away the hurt, but I know on this day each one of us will think of you. Some little memory will come to mind, your laugh or your silly grin, or some silly made up name that you thought of just for one of us. You are special, one of a kind, and we’re so proud that for a little while you were ours. You will always be a part of us, for our memories willl last forever. Always, Diane, Donnie, Chas, Eddie, Destiny, Lil Donnie, Kameryn, Robert, Rocky, Robbie, Cathy, Dawn and family
Charles D. Hodgson Sr., 91 Charles D. Hodgson Sr. of Georgetown died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, at Delaware Hospital for the Chronically
BETHEL WORSHIP CENTER 9431 Ginger Lane, Seaford (2.4 mi. north of Wal-Mart on US 13) 628-4240 Recorded Info 628-4241 Church Office
Pastor Joseph Lecates - 875-2059 Adult Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Children’s Church 10:30 am Nursery 10:30 am & 6:30 pm Youth Meeting Sun. 7 pm Promise Keepers Tues. 7 pm Wed. Night Bible Study 7 pm “We’re not building a church, we’re building God’s Kingdom!”
Christ Lutheran Church
SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am
the world to him. In addition to his mother and step-father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Joseph. He is survived by a daughter and sonin-law, Terry and David Kohlhoff, who are expecting his fifth grandchild this fall; a son, Andrew Hudson and his fiancé Ashley of Delmar, and their three children, Caleb, Blake and J.C.; and a son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Leila Hudson, who are stationed on the Aviano Airbase in Sacile, Italy, and their son, Garret; four sisters, Gail Marvil of Seaford, Nancy Robertson of Newport, N.C., Donna Joseph of Seaford and Amy Jones of Delmar, Md.; two uncles, Clinton Brumbley of Laurel and David Brumbley of Seaford. He is also survived by several other uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, and close friends, such as Russell Smart, Clark Benson, Helen Wilson and Helma Wood,. His funeral service was on Sept. 10, at Short Funeral Home, Delmar, with the Rev. Barry Devine officiating. Interment followed the services at Smith Mills Cemetery in Delmar. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1107 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 202, Baltimore, MD 21204.
701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077
Corner of Shipley & Spruce Sts.
A Family Friendly Church Home for You Sunday Worship: 8:30 & 11 am Phone: 629-9755 www.ChristLC.net Bible School for the Mentally Challenged Saturday at 10 am
FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH
Located halfway between Seaford & Bridgeville, turn off Rt. 13 East at Cannon Rd. light, 4th place on left.
Mark Landon 7046 Seashore Hwy. Bridgeville, DE 19933
1611 KJV, Independent, Fundamental, Soul Winning
SUNDAY WEDNESDAY 10:00 Sunday School 7:00 Prayer Service 11:00 Worship Service 6:00 Evening Worship Nursery Provided Rev. William Goslee - Ph. 349-0190
Wesley United Methodist Church 22025 Atlanta Road, Seaford, DE Pastor Ed Kuhling Contemporary Worship 9 am Sunday School & Bible Education 10 am Traditional Worship 11 am Wednesday Worship 6:45 pm 302-629-3029 * Info Line 302-628-0112
Church of God
Worship Services: Seeker Service 8:30 am • Sunday School 9:30 Morning Worship 10:45 am • Wed. Night 7 pm
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MORNING STAR Ill in Smyrna. He was a son of Charles D. & Anna M. Kintz Hodgson Mr. Hodgson was an electrician retiring in 1988. He was a member of the American Legion Post 28 in Oak Orchard. He had attended the West Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. He also enjoyed his trains and building model boats. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah F. Veasey Hodgson, who passed away in 1999. He is survived by five sons, Charles Hodgson Jr. of Wilmington, Michael Hodgson of Millsboro, Thomas Hodgson of Lewes, Phillip Hodgson of Georgetown, Frederick Hodgson of Wilmington; three daughters, Margaret Durnan and Jeannie Malice, both of Georgetown, and Nancy Parker of Blackbird; 33 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. His service was on Sept. 11, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, where friends called prior to the service officiated by Fr. Daniel McCluskey. Interment was in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro. The family request contributions to be made to The American Heart Association, 20771 Professional Park Blvd., Unit 1, Georgetown, DE 19947. Letters of condolence may be emailed to: Watson Funeral Home Delmarvaobits.com
Agnes Mae Miller, 81 Agnes Mae Miller of Baltimore, Md, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at Northwest Hospital Center, Randallstown, Md. Mrs. Miller was a daughter of William and Sadie Parker Holston. She moved to Baltimore at a young age and worked for the Leaver Brothers Company retiring after 45 years. She loved to travel and shop. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Linden Holston; and two sisters, Madeline Niblet and Ruth Dickerson. She is survived by a brother, Granville Holston and his wife Irene of Millsboro; an aunt, Edith Holston of Seaford; several nieces and nephews. Her graveside service was on Sept. 12, in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro, with the Rev. Rob Townsend officiating. Interment followed the service. The family request contributions to be made to Seasons Hospice, 7008 Security Blvd., Suite 300, Baltimore, MD 21244. Watson Funeral Home handled arrangements. Letters of condolence may be emailed to: Watson Funeral Home Delmarvaobits.com
Elton C. Cable, 89 Elton C. “Ed” Cable of Seaford died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, at home surrounded by his loving family and his caregiver, Marie Quarrie. Mr. Cable was born in New York. He was retired from the Navy in 1954 after 20 years of service, where he served as a commissioned Warrant OffiElton Cable
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cer during World War II and Korea. He later retired from Bethlehem Steel. He was also a Master Mason. He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Ruth I. Cable on May 12, 2006; and his great-grandson, Grant E. Crouse. Mr. Cable is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Carol J. and Newton E. Crouse of Seaford; three grandchildren, Donna J. Jones, Denise A. Crouse and David E. Crouse and his wife Tina; four great-grandchildren, Paige Crouse, Drew Crouse, Adam Crouse and Amanda Jones. Also surviving is his brother-in-law, Earl Raymond Kesecker and wife Janet; and his sisters-in-law, Eileen Shipley and Anna Lee Oulie. His funeral service was on Monday, Sept. 11, at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Seaford. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery. The family suggests donations may be made to the Grant Edward Crouse Memorial Soccer Foundation, P O Box 1663, Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements were by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.
David George Ziegler, 78 David George Ziegler of Elkton, Md, (formerly of Seaford), died Friday Sept. 8, 2006 at Lorien Nursing and Rehabilitation, Baltimore, Md.. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., a son of Nettie Greet and George J. Ziegler, he was a welder-maintenance man for Dresser Industries in Salisbury, Md., before retiring. He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II and was a member of the Army Reserve from 1947 until retiring in 1988 as a master sergeant. During his service he was awarded the Non-Commissioned Officer School Leadership award. He was recording secretary for the UAW Local 354 and a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Isabelle Burris Ziegler in 1994. He is survived by two daughters, Sandra K. Jenkins, Elkton, Md. and Paige Lynn Bosworth of Reading, Pa.; a son, David Michael Ziegler, Ocean City, N.J.; a brother, Ferdinand Ziegler, Bethel; two sisters, Anna Maria English of Spring Hill, Fla., and Viola Fay Ryan of Georgetown; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday, September 15, 2006 at 2:00 PM in St John’s United Methodist Church, Pine & Poplar Streets, Seaford, DE, where friends may call from 1:00 to 2:00 PM prior to the services., Reverend Boyd B. Etter will officiate. Burial with Military Honors will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel, DE. Arrangements were by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford
Francis Robert Ziegelheafer, 85 Francis Robert Ziegelheafer passed away at his home in Delmar on Monday, Sept. 11, 2006. Born in Baltimore, he was a son of Peter and Catherine Ziegelheafer. Mr. Ziegelheafer was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Submarine Corps from 1943 to 1945. He was an electrical foreman for Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point, Md., for 32 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Delmar and the Delmar V.F.W. Post 8276.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Katherine Ziegelheafer; a son, Robert Leroy Ziegelheafer of Gaffney, S.C.; a daughter, Patricia Z. Menser of Delmar; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl Ziegelheafer of Florida; a sister, Myrna Braden of Florida; a sister-in-law, Major Doris McQuay; and several nieces and nephews. A viewing was Tuesday evening at the Short Funeral Home, Delmar. The funeral service was on Sept. 13 at the First Baptist Church on Bi-State Boulevard, Delmar, with the Rev. Barry Devine officiating. An additional viewing will be held on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. with the funeral service at 11 a.m. on Friday, both at the Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, 7922 Wise Ave., Baltimore. Interment will follow at Gardens of Faith in Baltimore. Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 200, Delmar, DE 19940.
gusta, Ga. She was a devoted mother and a good Christian and loving friend. She was loved by all those who came in contact with her and will be missed. Survivors include her only daughter, Yvars D. Shuey of Bridgeville; one niece, Cheryl Cooper Howard of Viera, Fla.; grandnephews the Rev. Trent Carr, Lyndon Carr, Dr. W. J. Walker Jr. , Charles Walker, Barry Walker, Ronald Norwood, Saundra Hood, Marlene Redd, Constance Rouse, Adrian Williams; cousins; and a host of other relatives and friends. Her funeral service was on Sept. 13, at the Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Hardesty Chapel, Bridgeville, where friends called prior to the service. Burial was private. Cards, or food, expressions of sympathy may be sent to The Smile Train for Children, 245 5th Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016; or to Habitat for Humanity, 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709
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David R. English of Seaford, formerly of Bacon, died on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Gilbert James and Virginia Ralph English. Mr. English was a teacher in Wicomico County and Worcester County, Md. He loved painting and model trains. Predeceased by his parents he is survived by his aunt, June Elizabeth Williams of Laurel and several cousins. His graveside service was on Sept. 12, at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Laurel. Donations may be made to St. George’s United Methodist Church, Delmar. Arrangements were by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.
Mary Ann Gootee Littleton 83 of Laurel died Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006 at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation, Delmar, Del. Born in Laurel, a daughter of Lillie E. Culver and Frank Gootee, she was a cafeteria worker in the Laurel School District for 15 years before retiring. She was a member of St. George’s United Methodist Church, Delmar. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Curtis Elwood Littleton in 1997, and a sister, Florence Truitt. She is survived by three sons, James E. Littleton of Delmar, Frank L. Littleton and Alan C. Littleton of Laurel; a daughter, Barbara L. Berkeley of Laurel; four brothers, George Gootee of Sunrise, Fla., Ralph Gootee of Laurel, Gardner Gootee of Delmar, and Robert Gootee of Florida; three sisters, Kathryn Ward of Seaford, Margie Smith of Milford, and Bessie Foskey of Seaford; six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. in St. George’s United Methodist Church, Delmar, Del. The Rev. Barbara Auer will officiate. Burial will be private. Contributions may be made to St. George’s United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, c/o Rick Culver, 28996 Discountland Road, Laurel, DE 19956; or to Compassoniate Care Hospice, 201 A West DuPont Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966. Arrangements by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Front and King streets, Seaford.
Clentie Murray Jacobson, 94 Clentie Murray Jacobson of Bridgeville entered into rest after a short illness on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006 at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford. She was born and reared in Augusta, Ga. and had worked for the Federal SerClentie Jacobson vice for several years before retiring in Brooklyn, N.Y. She eventually moved to Delaware to be near her daughter. She was the last of seven surviving children of the Rev. J. E. Murray and Mrs. Gertrude Stigger Murray of Au-
Every abused/neglected child needs a Court Appointed Special Advocate to speak up for them in Family Court. Too many children are still waiting. You can help. Become a CASA Volunteer. Call Today. 302-855-7415 or 7410 Sussex Co. 302-672-1114 Kent Co. Apply by October 2, 2006 Training: October 17, 19, 23, 24, 27 CASA is a program of the Family Court of the State of Delaware
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Community Bulletin Board EVENTS Elks host Hypnosis Dinner-Show The Seaford Elk Lodge presents the Russ Clarke Comedy Hypnosis DinnerShow, Saturday, Sept. 16. Dinner at 6 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and reservations will be made on a first come, first service basis when tickets are purchased. Tickets may be purchased at the Fantasy Beauty Salon on High Street, at the Lodge on Wednesday, Friday or Saturday evenings, or by calling Janice Cecil at 875-3810. Children over the age of 10 are welcome. The Elk Lodge is located on Elk Road, north of Seaford. Menu for the event is boneless chicken breast with orange-mustard sauce, parsley buttered potatoes, string beans almandine, garden salad, rolls and butter, coffee.
Wesley Car Show and Fun-d Day Second annual Wesley Fun-d Day Carnival and Car Show, Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. Car Show registrations begin at 9 a.m. until noon. Entry fee is $10. With dash board plagues for the first 50 entries, 12 trophies will be awarded. Door prizes will also be given away during the show. The Carnival will have lots of food including homemade ice cream and oyster sandwiches, games, pony rides, dunking booth, train rides. Proceeds benefit the Wesley Church Building Fund.
Fun Day aids MDA Come for a fun day to help the MDA, on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Seaford Soroptimist Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.There will be an auction, games, food, and live entertainment.
Kids fishing derby and picnic A free fishing contest for kids ages 516, on Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 a.m.-noon, at Blades Marina (Alt 13 just south of Seaford-Blades Bridge). Sponsored by Nanticoke River Yacht Club, there will be prizes, awards, gifts for everyone, refreshments and a barbecue lunch for all. Bring your own rod, bait will be provided. All kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, call Bernie Warshow at 629-4204. Rain date, Saturday, Sept. 30.
Delmar citizens yard sale The Concerned Citizens of Delmar will sponsor a fall yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the State Street Park, Delmar. The rain date will be Sept. 30. A portion of profits will benefit the Delmar Library Building Fund. For vendor information contact Melanie Boltz (302-846-3079) or Sharon Levandnuk (302-846-9574).
Annual Fishing Tournament Laurel American Legion Post 19 will be holding their annual Fishing Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. till noon. Ages 4-7, 8-11, and 12-15 years old. Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Once again the Benson family is awarding savings bonds to prize-wining fishermen. Gifts for all participants and grab bags of fishing gear. Entry forms are at A&K Enterprises at Central Avenue and
BINGO Nanticoke Health Basket Bingo Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 5, starting at 7 p.m., at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Heart Association Heart Walk 2006. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several baskets including the Horizon of Hope sets, Medium Wall Pocket, Beverage Toe and several regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the Large Autumn Treats Set with Wrought Iron Legs or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For information contact the EAC at 302-629-6611, ext. 2404 or MorrisR@nanticoke.org.
Laurel Lioness Basket Bingo Laurel Lioness Club Longaberger Basket Bingo, Sept. 26, at the Laurel Fire House on 10th St., Laurel. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bingo begins at 7 p.m. with plenty of refreshments and door prizes. Tickets are $20 available from any Lioness, His & Hers Hairstylist, at the door or call Dianne Thompson, 875-5126. Thank you for your help in this fund raiser. We put all profits back into the community. Broad Creek location. Further information call 302-875-5513.
Communitywide Yard Sale The Town of Bridgeville host a Community-Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 7 a.m. until ? There will be lots of bargains at the yard sales throughout the town.
St. John’s House Tour schedule St. John’s House Tour will be Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with 10 homes open. Tickets are available from circle leaders and committee members. The cost is $10. As usual, Jeanette Davis and her committee will serve a chicken salad luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost will be $6 including dessert and beverage. The House Tour Boutique, with Janet Hackett as chairman, will also be in Fellowship Hall. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of St. John’s are encouraged to donate crafts, used items in excellent condition, baked goods, plants, white elephants, etc. At the same time there will be an addition this year — a silent auction featuring quality items. Two quilts have already been donated. Jean Dunham and Nancy Brown are chairladies of the silent auction.
15th Apple-Scrapple Festival The 15th annual Bridgeville AppleScrapple Festival will be held on Oct. 13 and 14. Live entertainment hourly, scrap-
ple carving contest, Lego contest, three craft show areas, health fair, carnival, kids games, huge Town and Country Car Show, antique tractor pull, including a kiddie tractor pull, pony rides, and trade show. Foods include: apple dumplings, apple pies, oyster sandwiches, pig roast, scrapple sandwiches, boardwalk fries, barbequed chicken, blooming onions, pit cheeseburgers, hot dogs, fish sandwiches, kettle corn, pizza, crab cake sandwiches, candies, cakes, and drinks of any kind. Enjoy live entertainment beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, including the “Gong Show” sponsored by Froggy 99; street dance on Friday night with the band, “Sticky Situation,” and a street dance on Saturday night, featuring the famous “Mike Hines and the Look” band. Also new this year will be the Dynomite professional wrestling group located at the corner of Laws Street and Delaware Avenue. For more information call 337-7275 or 629-9582 or www.applescrapple.com.
Return Day right around the corner Return Day 2006 is coming up Thursday, Nov. 9. and the Sussex County Return Day Committee has a new website up and running where you can get up-to-date information about events and schedules on Return Day as well as the Wednesday night Ox Roast activities. Applications are being accepted for parade entrants and vendors. The application forms are available on the website at www.returnday.org,
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Seaford Kiwanis Auction The Kiwanis Club of Seaford will be holding its 52nd annual Auction on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Seaford Middle School. More than 400 businesses contribute to this event. Items include furniture from Johnny Janosik and cars from Frederick Ford, Hertrich Pontiac Buick and Preston Ford. Other big-ticket items on consignment are auctioned. Preview is at 9 a.m. Auction starts at 9:30 a.m. Free admission. Refreshments available. The Kiwanis provide youth activities and scholarships.
Carriage Show at museum The Georgetown Historical Society presents Marvel Carriage Museum Carriage Show on Saturday, Sept. 16; show time 10 a.m.; rain date Sept. 17. Championships and Reserves in three divisions: pony, horse and pair, junior/youth to drive.
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Tractor Show at Yoder’s Farms First State Antique Club of Delaware’s Tractor Show, Hit and Miss Engines, Oct. 6 and 7, Yoder Farms, Greenwood. Live auction, Friday, 6 p.m., flea market both days, youth safety program, Saturday, 9 a.m., tractor games, refreshments and entertainment. Call 875-3040.
MEETINGS Toastmasters Toastmasters International, the world’s leading communications and leadership development organization, will hold a demonstration meeting Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. at Bay Shore Community Church, 36759 Millsboro Highway, Gumboro. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call Joy Slabaugh at 846-9201 or email email@example.com.
Sussex County Airport The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices building, 22215 DuPont Highway (West Complex Building, Rt. 113), Georgetown, at 6 p.m. If there are any questions call 855-7770.
Women’s Democrat Club The Sussex County Women’s Democrat Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Sussex Pines Country Club, Georgetown. Speakers will be Dennis Spivak, and local candidates. Dinner cost $12 per person. For details and reservations, call thelma Monroe, president, 934-9716.
NARFE luncheon September 18 Chapter 1992 (Georgetown) of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will begin their 2006-07 season with a covered dish luncheon on Monday, Sept. 18, beginning at noon, at the home of Les and Betty Martens, 9298 Middleford Road, Seaford. Anyone who is, or will be eligible to receive a federal annuity or survivor annuity is encouraged to consider membership in this organization. For directions to the Marten’s home, call 629-9789. Reservations are requested by Sept. 14. Beverage and dessert will be provided.
Nanticoke Radio Club The next meeting of the Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club will be on Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m., at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. The radio club is an organization of local FCC licensed radio operators in lower Delaware. The club promotes amateur radio knowledge and individual operating proficiency as well as supporting local community events and activities to advance interest in amateur radio. The club is also a sponsor of the Communication Corps program which provides emergency communications during a disaster. Visitors are encouraged to attend. Call 875-1319 for additional information.
Olde Seaford Block Watch Olde Seaford Block Watch invites you to a covered dish dinner, Monday, Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m., at the Seaford Police Sta-
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FOOD VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe VFW 4961 Breakfast Cafe, open Monday-Friday, 8-10 a.m., Seaford VFW, Middleford Road, to benefit Veterans Relief Fund. All are welcome.
Dinner Ride Harley-Davidson of Ocean City has weekly dinner rides Wednesdays at 6 p.m. open to all riders and their passengers and to all brands of motorcycles. For more information, contact HarleyDavidson of Ocean City at 410-6291599 or hdoceancit@ aol.com. Arrive 15 minutes early with a full tank.
Crab cake sandwiches AMVETS (American Veterans) Ladies Auxiliary Post 1694, of Seaford, will be serving crab-cake sandwiches and French fries, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Seaford VFW on Middleford Road. Karaoke by Keeper of the Stars.
Galestown Ruritan Club breakfast The Galestown Ruritan Club allyou-can-eat-breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Galestown Community Hall, from 7-10 a.m. Adults, $6; Children 612 years, $3; under 6 are free. Menu includes sausage, scrapple, pancakes, eggs, hash browns, Hominy casserole, chipped beef, fruit cup, biscuits, sticky buns.
Chicken and Ham diner Chicken and ham dinner will be on Friday, Sept. 22, 5:30 -7:30 p.m. at the Seaford Moose Lodge. Cost $7.50 per person (all-you-can-eat). Open to the public. Karaoke will Big B, 8 p.m. tion. Program: Better Quality of Life for our neighborhood. Drinks and desserts will be furnished. Call 629-5643 for questions or information.
Widowed Persons Service The Seaford Chapter of the Widowed Persons Service will have its next meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 12:15 p.m., at the Golden Corral. The planned guest speaker will be Edward N. Butler Jr., mayor of Seaford. All widowed persons of all ages are invited to attend.
Master Gardener The Kent and Sussex County Master Gardeners are trying to find former Master Gardeners who would be interested in attending a 20th Anniversary Celebration to be held in Dover on Oct. 18. If interested, call Sharon Webb at 856-2585, ext. 540.
Delaware Equine Council Delaware Equine Council will be held, Monday, Sept 18, at 7 p.m. at the Harrington Public Library, Harrington. All those having an interest in horses are welcome. For more information call Nyle at 4224094, or Peggy at 629-5233.
Acorn Club membership The G.F.W.C.- Acorn Club of Seaford will hold its membership tea at the Nanti-
coke River Yacht Club on Sept. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. The hostess is Ann McFarland.
Stories of Old-Time Laurel The Laurel Historical Society’s Kendal Jones will be presenting a three-part slide show on “Places, Faces and Stories of Old-Time Laurel” at the Laurel Public Library in the new community meeting room. This meeting is open to the public. Members are encouraged to invite a nonmember to join them for this interesting presentation. Dates are Wednesday, Sept. 27; Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Wednesday, Nov. 29. All programs will start at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be offered.
New TOPS Group Forms TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group, meets Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, Atlanta Road, Seaford. For more information, contact Jean Davis at 410-883-3407.
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Coast Guard Auxiliary Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla meets the second Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Yacht Club in Blades. Anyone interested in promoting safe boating is welcome to join. Boat ownership is not required. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337.
Sweet Adelines seeks singers Sweet Adelines invites ladies interested in learning to sing four-part acappela harmony to practice sessions at the Church of the Nazarene on U.S. 13, Seaford, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Call Kim Disharoon at 3499652.
The Laurel Public Library is pleased to announce that an introductory genealogy program is planned for Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10:30 a.m., in the library’s new Carpenter Community Room. Experienced genealogists, Carolyn Miller and Ralph Nelson, both members of the Sussex County Genealogy Society, will be presenting a PowerPoint program on introductory research strategies, while library staff will offer an overview of materials available in the Delaware Room and the Genealogy and Family History Area. In the afternoon, the morning presenters will be available for an informal, hands-on help session in the second floor research areas until the library closing time of 2 p.m. Interested persons are encouraged to attend both sessions. Membership information about the Sussex County Genealogy Society will also be available. While lunch is not included in these activities, brown baggers may use the refrigerator in the meeting room
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Baker Family The 43rd Baker Family Reunion will be Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m., at Asbury Community Hall, 26161 Asbury Road, off of Rt. 9 (between Laurel and Georgetown), with entertainment by “The Jones Boys.” Descendants of John Slathel Baker and Nancy Esham Baker and guests are invited to attend. Dinner reservations at $10.95 each. Call 629-6815 for additional information.
Woodbridge Class of 1976 The Woodbridge High School Class of 1976 will hold its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Suicide Bridge Restaurant in Secretary, Md. It will be a dinner cruise. If you have not been contacted, call Dottie (Breeding) Bauguess at 302-629-9792 as soon as possible. Deadline for To the Class of 1976, Laurel High School classmates, there will be a reunion on October 20 and 21. October 20 is dinner and dancing at 59 Lake, Rehoboth Beach. Contact Lisa for more information and reservations at 302-462-0818. On Oct. 21, a dinner and dance to be held at the Laurel American Legion at 6:30 p.m. to midnight. Dinner and dance are at no cost to classmates. Cash bar. Contact Ellen at 302-846-0636 or Carol at 846-9726 for information and reservations.
Whaley Family The Whaley Reunion will be on Sunday, Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m., at the Rev. Lee Elliott Memorial Hall (Trinity UMC, Laurel). Bring a covered dish and a beverage. An offering will be taken to offset the expenses of chicken, hot dogs, etc. During the meeting, games will be available for children to play. Bring your softball equipment and clothes. There will be a softball game for kids of all ages following the reunion on the Whaley field. Pass this information onto your family. If you have any questions, call one of the following officers:
Colonel Richardson’s Class of 1966 is looking for classmates to attend its 40th Class Reunion the weekend of Sept. 2224. A variety of fun activities are being planned including a pizza party on Friday night and dinner with music on Saturday night. Call Susan Toomey Feyl at 3377693 or Steven Massey at (410) 883-3361 for more information. The Class of 1966 Reunion Committee is searching for the following people: Tom Coleman, John Dolby, John Keene, Kenneth Merriken, Linda Bebee Thompson, Donna Hopkins Dechaene, Pam Layton Quillen, Brenda Batson, Dorothy Holland, Diane Ricketts and Juanita Sparrow. If you know how we can contact these missing classmates, call Susan Toomey Feyl at 337-7693.
Saturday, Sept. 23, Trinity Transport’s third annual golf tournament to benefit the Trinity Foundation, Seaford Golf & Country Club, at 9 a.m. Cost is $75 a person. Four-person scramble format. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Tournament participants, hole sponsors and door prize donations are needed. Contact Lance Massey, Megan Smith or Alice Messick at 1-800-846-3400 or go to www.puttforlife.org.
KSI’s 17th annual 3 Club Tournament has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 11. The excessive heat advisory in the first week of August prompted the re-scheduling of the tournament, normally held the first Wednesday in August. This is one of the most unique golf tournaments in Delaware. Not only are golfers limited to three clubs, but the highest scoring team is recognized among tournament winners with the first-, second-, and third-place low net and low gross. Golfers also take part in an unusual driving range contest sponsored by Delmarva Wholesale Bakery, “How Far Can You Drive A Carl Roll.” For more information about SKI’s 17th annual 3 Club Golf Tournament, or for a personal tour of KSI, call Alicia Hollis at 422-4014 ext. 3015.
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Michelle Moyer, 875-2563; Christina Wilson, 875-7088; Melanie Cooper, 877-0402; Joan Whaley, 875-7487.
Littleton family reunion The 34th annual family reunion of Minos and Edith Littleton, Sunday, Sept. 17, John West Park in Ocean View, from 3-7 p.m. Contact Nancy Smith at 539-3278 or Tom Wilson at 629-2153. Rain date Sunday, Sept. 24.
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Bus trip to Washington, D.C., Saturday, Sept. 30. Visit World War II and Vietnam Memorials, The Mall, Smithsonian, National Gallery of Art, the Museum of Natural History, with free time to enjoy the area. Bus leaves at 8 a.m. from the Fireman’s Carnival Grounds in Sharptown, Md. Cost $20. Lunch on your own, brown bag or at the Mall. Dinner stop on way home at “Old Country Buffet,” Annapolis, on your own. This trip is sponsored by
Roelma Chapter, Order of Eastern Star of Sharptown. Any chapter member will help you. The public is invited. For reservations call 875-5911, or send check, payable to Susan Calloway, 32556 Holly Oak Drive, Laurel, DE 19956. Deadline for reservation is September 21.
SDPR trips planned Radio City Music Hall The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation will take its annual trip to a Radio City Music Hall Christmas show on Dec. 3. The cost is $115 and the departure time from the back parking lot of Seaford High School is 7 a.m. Call 629-6809 for more information. Boyds Bears Country The Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a trip to Boyds Bears Country in Gettysburg, Pa., on Sept. 23. The cost is $30. It is the biggest teddy bear store in the country and restaurants and shopping are on site. The trip is scheduled during basket week and Longaberger will be there. Guests can also schedule an appointment to make their own basket. Call 628-6809 for more information.
Adult Plus+ Broadway shows Delaware Tech’s Adult Plus+ program has planned some exciting trips, according to Adult Plus+ Program Director Linda Forte. Tickets are now on sale for the Tony
MORNING STAR Award-winning smash musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone.” This musical within a comedy is playing at the Marriot Marquis Hotel on Times Square. The date for the trip is Wednesday, Nov. 29. Adult Plus+ offers many other theater and travel opportunities in September. Performing arts choices like “The Buddy Holly Story” at the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater (Sept. 16), “42nd Street” at the Candlelight Theater (Sept. 23), and Ray Charles at the Academy of Music (Sept. 27) offer something for everyone. Experience the beauty and bounty of Lancaster County at the Kitchen Kettle Village Festival (Sept. 16), or find that perfect gift at the Historic Occoquan Craft Show (Sept. 23). Those who are nautically inclined can enjoy margaritas on the Chesapeake (Sept. 15) or a lighthouse cruise (Sept. 20) on the skipjack Martha Lewis out of Havre de Grace, Md. History buffs can visit the Antietam Battlefield and Museum (Sept. 16), experience the 22nd annual Kalorama House Embassy Tour & Luncheon (Sept. 17), or combine history and entertainment at the Medieval Times dinner tournament (Sept. 24). For details, or to register, call Adult Plus+ at 302-856-5618.
HOLIDAYS Victorian Christmas Seaford Historical Society announces that the boutique at the Victorian Christmas at the Ross Mansion is back. After an absence of several years Shirley Skinner, chairperson of the society gift shop committee, announces the return of this specialty. All members are asked to donate one item, large or small. Items may be placed in the gray box on the front porch of the Ross Mansion at any time before Dec. 1. For details call Skinner at 629-9378.
Christmas Show Trip Laurel Senior Center Christmas Show trip, Dutch Apple Theater, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 20. Cost $63, includes transportation, luncheon and show. Shopping after the show if time permits. Call 875-2536 to reserve a seat with deposit.
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Parents and children from birth to age four are invited to play together, listen to a story, learn new songs and finger plays, and network with other families. Free. From September 2006-May 2007. Closed on school holidays. No registration required. Call Anna Scovel at 856-5239 for more information.Seaford Parks & Recreation (SDPR), 320 Virginia Ave., Seaford, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, announce a workshop “Wildlife In Your Backyard” to be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. If you enjoy watching hummingbirds, butterflies, bluebirds, yellow finches, and other “critters” you just might be surprised to learn how just a few plant changes can bring even more wildlife to your yard. Learn about native plants that will thrive in Sussex County and how these plants will attract wildlife that is just looking for a place to call home. The workshop will be held at the Carvel Building on Rt. 9, 16483 County Seat Highway, west of Georgetown. Call Sharon Webb at 856-2585, ext. 540, to register for workshop. Pre-registration is requested.
Teen Pageant change of date The date for the statewide preliminary pageant to Delaware’s Outstanding Teen Pageant has been changed. The new date is Oct. 14. This competition is open to all young women aged 13-17 who live or go to school full time in the State of Delaware. The winner of the pageant will receive a college scholarship, many exciting prizes, and a sponsorship fee paid to compete in the state event, Delaware’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, scheduled for March 2007. The contestant chosen to represent the state of Delaware will continue on to compete with 51 other contestants from around the county at the National Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, scheduled for August 2007. Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant has been organized to encourage positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accom-
History of 19th Century Laurel Have you gotten your copy of this most informative book on early Laurel? The book would make a wonderful and valued gift for the holidays. The 430+ page book is a reprint written by the late Harold Hancock in the 1980s and is selling for $45 or it can be mailed for an additional $5. To obtain a copy contact any board member or call Linda Justice at 875-4217.
Shiloh House of Hope Raffle Raffle tickets for a Royal Carribbean cruise to benefit the Shiloh House of Hope, a residential program for teens. Tickets are $10 or three for $25. Phone 629-5331 or email shilohhouseofhope@ msn.com. The drawing will be October 16.
Water Quality topic of breakfast Kicking off this season’s Friends of Agriculture Breakfast series will be the topic of water quality trends and practices in Delaware agriculture. Beginning at 7:15 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, a buffet meal will be followed by “Past, Present and Future: Water Quality Practices,” a presentation by David Woodward, retired assistant director of Cooperative Extension at the University of Delaware, and Mitch Woodward, an Extension agriculture agent for environmental education at North Carolina State University. The breakfast, which is sponsored by University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, is open to all regardless of race, color, sex, handicap, age or national origin. Reservations for the $15-per-person buffet can be made by faxing your registration to 302-831-6758 and paying at the door.
Girl Scout recruitment If you missed the Girl Scout recruitment at Woodland Ferry, here is your second chance. A recruitment night will be held at Dunbar Elementary School in Laurel, on Sept. 14, from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Don’t get left out of the fun. Be there! Join one of the troops from age five to adulthood.
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AARP driver safety program An AARP Driver Safety Course for people 50 and over will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 25 and 26, at the methodist Manor House, 1001 Middleford Road, Seaford. The two day program, sponsored by the American Association for Retired Persons, stresses how older drivers may operate vehicles safely. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a certificate en-
titling them to a reduction in their auto insurance. A 15 percent reduction is given to anyone repeating the program within three years. For information and registration, call 302-629-8081. The cost is $10 per person.
The Women’s Holiday Mart The Women’s Holiday Mart will be held in the Exhibit Hall at the Delaware State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Features holiday shopping, demonstrations and activities for kids. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Harrington Business & Professional Women. For information, call Dawn Elliott at 302-398-8544, email email@example.com, or visit the website at bpwharrington.org.
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FOR SALE ORION 6” TELESCOPE, reflecting, dobsonian mount. Lenses, moon filter, exc. cond. $200. 629-3953. WOODWORKER’S SPECIAL - solid mahogany table top fr. Flagship remodel in early 90s. 6296068. 9/14 APX. 2 CORDS FIRE WOOD, split & seaoned, cleaning up yard, must go. 245-2278. 9/14 WHITE DRESSER w/mirror, twin beds, desk, upholstered chair, lamp, all good cond., $125 for all. 6298624. 9/14 6 BOXES NEW Christmas Decor, new 6’ Tree, lg. stand w/bowl in middle for Christmas tree, all for $50. 877-0741. 9/14
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900 First State Boulevard First State Industrial Park, Stanton, DE
Location: 9667 Camp Road, Laurel, Delaware. From U.S. Rt. 13 just north of Laurel, travel west on Camp Road for approx. 0.6 mile to Rt. 13A (Seaford Road). Property will be on right (Signs Posted). Inspection: Tuesday, September 19 from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. & Tuesday, September 26 from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. To arrange a private showing, please contact our office at 1.866.866.8756. The property is identified on the Sussex County Tax Map in District 1-32 Map 12.00 Parcel 66.00 and consists of 6.38+/- Acres of land improved with a two-story farmhouse. The property has approx. 760 ft. of frontage along Seaford Road along its westerly boundary and approx. 308 ft. of frontage along Camp Road at its southerly boundary. Terms: $15,000.00 non-refundable down payment on day of sale in the form of Cash, Cashier’s, or Certified Check made payable to Jos. C. O’Neal & Sons with the balance to be paid in 45 days when a good & marketable deed will be given. Buyer & Seller will equally share all State & County transfer taxes. State and County and municipal taxes and assessments to be adjusted as of the date of sale. Buyer will be required to pay all costs of preparing and recording the deed. The property is being sold in “AS-IS” condition. Failure to comply with these Terms of Sale will cause the down payment paid on day of sale to be forfeited and the property will be resold at the buyer’s expense. A 5% buyer’s premium will be added to the final selling price. Seller(s) have the right to accept or reject any or all bids, but it is their intent to sell said property to settle the Estate.
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Wednesday September 20th at 6:19 PM – 502 & 506 Market St., Blades, DE 3 Parcels - Sussex Co District 1-32, Map 1.15 Parcels 118.00, 119.00 & 140.00 6 nicely updated/well maintained apartment units located in the town limits of Blades, DE
Real Estate Preview: Sunday, Sept. 17th - 2-4 p.m. At the intersection of Rt. 13 and Concord Rd in Seaford (Next to the Royal Farms) turn west onto Concord Rd. (turns into E. High St.) and follow for 0.7 miles to S. Market St. Turn left onto S. Market St. and follow to the apartments on the left. Signs Posted. Referred to as 502 Market St. (Parcel 118). This unit was completely remodeled in 2002 including a new roof, updated wiring, heat, PVC plumbing, drains, water lines, new kitchens, bathrooms, carpeting, porch on the 2nd floor, windows & doors on the 1st floor. The 2nd floor unit contains 3 BR, 1 BA and has rented for $645. The 1st floor unit contains 2 BR, 1 BA and has rented for $695. The units have an excellent rental history. Parcel 119 is a parking lot for the 2 unit apartment and will be sold together with the building. Referred to as 506 Market St. (Parcel 140). This unit was completely remodeled in 2004/5 including a new roof, updated wiring in each unit, electric heat, PVC plumbing, drains, new kitchens, bathrooms, carpeting, windows & doors. Three units in the building are renting for $695, one for $595 and the office for $300. These units have also experienced an excellent rental history. This is an unprecedented investment opportunity. The 2 unit apartment currently has a gross income of $16,000 a year +/-. The 4 unit apartment has a gross income of $36,000 a year +/-. The rental rates on the units have not been raised in two years. The units will be sold with the current tenants in place. Rental payments will be prorated from the date of settlement. All of the units are serviced by City water & sewer. Don’t miss the chance to own this income producing property. The owner is downsizing/relocating and is extremely motivated to sell. $7,500.00 down on 502 Market Street and $15,000 down on 506 Market Street the day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, including lead paint, prior to the auction, Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. . Brokers must have clients registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details
Thursday September 21st, at 6:19 PM – 22319 Dixie Ln., Seaford, DE Nicely maintained 3 BR, 2.5 BA, 2,100 Sq. Ft. ranch home on a large lot North of Seaford Real Estate Preview: September 17th 3-4 PM At Rt. 13 & Rt. 20 in Seaford, turn West onto Rt. 20 and follow for 2 miles to Atlanta Rd. Right onto Atlanta Rd. and follow for 2.6 miles to Briar Hook Rd. Left onto Briar Hook Rd. and follow for 1.1 miles to Dixie Ln. Left onto Dixie Ln. and follow to end of the Cul-de-sac. Signs posted. Very nicely maintained 3 BR, 2.5 BA 2,100 Sq. Ft. Ranch style home on a large lot on a cul-de-sac. The home a large open floor plan with brick fireplace, enormous rooms, central air, large rear deck, concrete drive, 1 car garage & large outbuilding! The home is located on a cul-de-sac with approx. 7 other homes in a quiet rural setting. The owners are relocating to Maryland and the home must be sold. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this wonderful home. $10,000.00 down day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, including lead paint, prior to the auction, Auction Company makes no representation or . Brokers must have clients registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details warranties of any kind.
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Saturday Sept. 23rd, at 10 AM – Real Estate sold at 12 PM • R.E. Preview: Sept. 17th 1-2 PM 112 Broad Creek Rd., Laurel, DE – HOME & CONTENTS Nicely maintained ranch home on a large 1/3 Acre lot in Lakeside Manor At Rt. 13 & Sycamore Rd. (Just South of Rt. 9) turn West onto Delaware Ave & follow for 0.2 miles to Sycamore Ln. Turn left on Sycamore Ln. & follow to Lewis Dr. Right on Lewis & follow for .1 miles to Broad Creek. Left on Broad Creek & follow to home on the right. Signs posted. Nicely maintained 3 BR, 1.5 BA, 1,500 Sq. Ft. ranch home located in the highly desirable Lakeside Manor Sub-division. The home has been in the Callaway’s family since the Early 1960’s. The home features an open floor plan with large rooms, updated architectural shingled roof, an updated oil furnace, brick wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors, attached 1 car garage & large shed. The home is centrally located expediting travel North & South on Rt. 13. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this wonderful home. Brass lamp, Pr. of etched cranberry lamps, cranberry decanter, coin glass, chalk bear bookends, collection of amber glass, American Fostoria, Victorian pitcher & bowl set, collection of Victorian tooth brush holders, nice finger lamp, Pr. of oil lamps, black dresser set, green oil lamp, Gone with the Wind lamp, Vaseline opalescence, cranberry coin spot, Imperial “Seville”dinner service, blue hobnail, collection of milk glass, hanging bracket lamp w/mercury reflector, collection of ruby glass, pr. of lamps, braided rug, Lucite dresser set, Standard Computing scale from Bethel store, occupied Japan, Guardian ware, Milk bottles, DuPont Advertising items, Church plates, Wagner, sad irons, fireplace tools, stoneware jug and canning jar, braided rug, hats & hat boxes, block planes, garden & yard tools, mower, GE stove, Whirlpool washer & dryer, and much more. Mahogany Secretary, Walnut Turtle top Marble Table, Walnut marble top washstand w/backsplash, Upholstered sofa & matching chair, marble top plant stand, Gilt frame mirror, Pennsylvania House cherry hutch, drop leaf table & 4 chairs, Victorian walnut hanging mirrored hat rack, Pr. of side chairs, nice oak claw foot round oak table, 4 pressed back chairs, pr. of pressed back chairs, Huntley 1940’s 6 Pc. bedroom suite, 2 oak washstands, dome top trunk, 5 Pc. pine bedroom suite, arrow back chair, Oak highly carved Bed, Oak chest of drawers w/mirror (carved), Oak 5 Drawer chest, Oak side by side desk, sewing rockers, maple night stand, marble top end tables w/matching coffee table, poplar drop leaf table and much more. $7,500.00 down day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, including lead paint, prior to the auction, Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. . Brokers must have clients registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details. : Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 3% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. 2 Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food by Millie’s. 2 Hours prior to the Auction!
Thursday Sept. 28th, 2006 at 6:18 PM – Auction held onsite! • R.E. Preview: Sept 19th, 6 – 7 PM & Sept. 24th 2 – 4 PM Nicely maintained 3 BR, 2 BA home & buildable lot on the head waters of the Nanticoke River. At the intersection of Rt. 13 ant Middleford Rd., in Seaford, turn East onto Middleford & follow for 1.9 miles to Old Furnace Rd. Turn right onto Old Furnace Rd. & follow for 0.3 miles to Old Meadow Rd. Turn right onto Old Meadow Rd. & follow 1.3 miles to home & lot on right. Signs Posted. Nicely maintained waterfront 3 BR, 2 BA, split level home situated on a breathtaking high lot overlooking the Headwaters of the Nanticoke River. Referred to as Sussex Co. Dist. 2-31, Map 12.00, Parcel 72.00. Home features a large basement, 22x22 master bedroom, 19x20 living room, 12x29 family room, 9x29 kitchen, 2 car garage, 2 balcony’s, porch and water view from virtually every room. The home owners are relocating to Florida and the home will be sold to the highest bidder. Please make plans to attend. The home is situated on a large 0.75 Acre +/- lot located on a high bluff overlooking the head waters of the Nanticoke River. Lg. 0.75 Acre +/- waterfront lot next to the above mentioned home overlooking the Nanticoke River. Referred to as Sussex Co. Dist. 2-31, Map 12.00, Parcel 72.01. This buildable lot has been perced & is ready to build. Don’t miss the opportunity to own this beautiful waterfront lot. The owners are relocating & the lot will be sold to the highest bidder regardless of price. $10,000.00 down on the home and $5,000.00 down on the lot on the day of auction in cash, certified check or check acceptable by undersigned. Balance to be paid in 45 days. 2.5 % Buyer premium. Property being sold “as is”. Prospective Buyer responsible for inspection, including lead paint, prior to the auction, Auction Company makes no representation or warranties of any kind. . Brokers must have clients registered 48 hours prior to the auction. Contact Auction Co. for Complete Details
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Recently restored, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Victorian Perfect For Home, Business or Both 126 & 128 West Pine Street in Seaford, DE Terms: Subject to Prior Sale and Seller’s confirmation of final bid. Buyer’s must register for sale at auction or prior to day of sale with auctioneer.
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LEGALS NOTICE On Tuesday, October 17, 2006 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’s: #26 Ways, Lekeisha; #90 Johnson, Gail; #104 and 204 Culver, John; #120 Bawel, Paula; #125 Smith, Troy; #139 Worster, Paula; #178 Domingo-Jimenez, Shelly; #192 Boyce, Bonnie; #210 Rembert, Demetris. Bidders call office day of sale to confirm (302) 875-5931. 9/14/2tc
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE You are hereby notified the below application will be before: The City of Seaford Board of Adjustment and Appeals for their determination on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at 12:00 P.M., in the CouncilChambers of City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware; Case No. V-50-06: Sue Sutton, 53 Robinson Circle,
PAGE 37 is requesting relief from the R-2 area and bulk requirements as per Sec. 15-21 (6) rear yard setbacks, in order to build a deck into the setback. Case No. V-44-06: Robino Bell Ayre LLC, property owners of Tax Map and Parcel 531 10.00 223.01, is requesting relief from the R3 area and bulk requirements as per Sec. 15-26 (15) lot depth and setbacks for town house lots. Case No. V-51-06: Deric Parker, owner of 334 Market Street is seeking relief from the R-2 area and bulk requirements as per Sec. 15-21 a. (5) side yard setbacks to allow a new house to be built at this location. 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 14th day of September 2006 pursuant to the Rules heretofore adopted by the City of Seaford. THE CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher, City Manager 9/14/1tc
PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE You are hereby notified the below matters will be before: The Planning and Zoning Commission for their review and recommendation on Thursday, October 5, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Hall, 414 High Street, Seaford, Delaware; 1) CASE NO. S-45-06: Robino - Belle Ayre LLC, is requesting subdivision of 115 town house lots from larger parcel identified as Tax Map and Parcel 531 10.00 223.01, located in Belle Ayre, Atlanta Road. 2) CASE NO. S-46-06: City of Seaford, is requesting the subdivision of 4.2015 acres + from Tax Map and Parcel 331 5.00 4.00, located in Ross Business Park. 3) CASE NO. S-47-06: City of Seaford, is requesting the subdivision of 2.00 acres + from Tax Map and Parcel 331 5.00 4.00, located in Ross Business Park. 4) CASE NO. S-48-06: City of Seaford, is requesting the subdivision of 4.2813 acres + from Tax See LEGALS—page 38
PAGE 38 LEGALS - from Page 37 Map and Parcel 331 5.00 4.00, located in Ross Business Park. 5) CASE NO. S-49-06: City of Seaford, is requesting the subdivision of 3.00 acres + from Tax Map and Parcel 331 5.00 4.00, located in Ross Business Park. 6) Kent T. Peterson is requesting a preliminary site plan review for site development and a 5,000 square foot warehouse to be located in Ross Business. Tax Map and Parcel 331 5.00 4.00 p/o. 7) Kercher Engineering on behalf of the property owners, Seaford Townhomes, LLC, is requesting a preliminary site plan review for 10 town homes, to be built on Tax Map and Parcel 531 13.06 47. located on Porter Street. 8) Morris and Ritchie Associates, Inc., on behalf of the property owners, Cecil B. Tull, Mary Tull and Virginia Thawley, are requesting a final site plan review for Tull Gardens, Tax Map and Parcel 531 12.00 38, located on Atlanta Road. Issued this 14th day of September 2006 pursuant to the Rules heretofore adopted by the City of Seaford. THE CITY OF SEAFORD Dolores J. Slatcher, City Manager 9/14/1tc
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The following Ordinance has been proposed at the regular meeting of the Sussex County Council on January 10, 2006: AN ORDINANCE TO GRANT A CONDITIONAL USE OF LAND IN AN AR-1 AGRICULTURAL RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT FOR AN AUTOMOTIVE SALES LOT TO BE LOCATED ON A CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND LYING AND BEING IN NANTICOKE HUNDRED, SUSSEX COUNTY, CONTAINING 1.0 ACRE, MORE OR LESS, (land lying northeast of Route 18 (a.k.a. Route 404), 950 feet northwest of Road 527; application filed on behalf of DOUGLAS HITCHENS; C/U #1667). 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 of the Sussex County Council, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, OCTOBER 31, 2006, at 11:00 A.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard.
MORNING STAR 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. 9/14/1tc
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NANTICOKE HUNDRED C/U #1667 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, OCTOBER 12, 2006, in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of DOUGLAS HITCHENS to consider the Conditional use of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District for an automotive sales lot to be located on a certain parcel of land lying and being in Nanticoke Hundred, Sussex County, containing 1.0 acre, more or less, lying northeast of Route 18 (a.k.a. Route 404), 950 feet northwest of Road 527. 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.
9/14/1tc NOTICE Estate of Thomas E. Passwaters, Jr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Thomas E. Passwaters, Jr. who departed this life on the 26th day of September, A.D. 2003 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Richard C. Passwaters on the 29th day of August, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to ex-
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hibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 26th day of May, A.D. 2004 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Richard C. Passwaters 26812 Sussex Hwy., Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: David W. Baker, Esq. P. O. Box 551 Georgetown, DE 19947 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 9/7/3tc
NOTICE Estate of Edwin Elmer Henry, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Edwin Elmer Henry who departed this life on the 17th day of August, A.D. 2006 late of Laurel, DE were duly granted unto Eleanor E. Henry on the 28th day of August, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executrix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executrix on or before the 17th day of April, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Eleanor E. Henry 6260 Sharptown Rd., Laurel, DE19956 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 9/7/3tc
NOTICE Estate of Alvah F. Cash, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Alvah F. Cash who departed this life on the 1st day of August, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Richard A. Vance, Raymond France the 18th day of August, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 1st day of April, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Richard A. Vance 100 Stratton Circle, Elkton, MD 21921 Raymond France 14429 Shiloh Way, Laurel, DE 19956 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 8/31/3tc
TAX SALE By virtue of a writ of Venditioni Exponas Monition, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County and State of Delaware, and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pin located in the Northeasterly intersection of the Delaware Road No. 467 and Delaware Road No. 479; thence from said point of intersection by and with the Northerly right of way line of Delaware Road No. 467 Southeast 77 3/4 ° 263 feet to a stake in line of lands of Martin Rogers; thence by and with the line of lands of Martin Rogers, Northeast 25 1/4 ° 77 1/2 feet more or less to a pipe in the center of a ditch and in line of other lands of the grantors herein; thence by and with the center line of said ditch and other lands of the grantors herein in the westerly direction such as will reach a point in the Easterly right of way line of Delaware Road No. 479; thence by and with the Easterly right of way line of said road Southwest 6 1/4 ° 198 1/2 feet to the Northeasterly intersection of Delaware Road No. 479 and Delaware Road No. 467, the point and place of BEGINNING, containing 0.89 acres of land, be the same more or less as surveyed by Harold L. Cook, Registered Surveyor, in the month of January, 1973, a plot of which recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County in deed book 697, page 619. BEING the same lands conveyed unto William M. Waller by deed of Gardner E. Bryan and Mary A. Bryan dated January 31, 1973 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in deed book 697, page 619. Tax Parcel: 2-32-7.0014.00 Property Address: Not Available Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid dri-
ver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 100 percent of the purchase money will be demanded at the time of sale. Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on October 6, 2006 and also subject to the owner's right of redemption pursuant to 9 Del. C. § 8728. Also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser and subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of WILLIAM M. WALLER and will be sold by Robert L. Reed, Sheriff 9/7/2tc
TAX SALE By virtue of a writ of Venditioni Exponas Monition, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that lot, piece or parcel of land located on the West side of County Road NO. 486A, 133' ± North of County Road No. 20A, said lot having dimensions of 80' x 118' x 70' x 131' and being known as Tax Map Number 1-32-2.08-23.00. These dimensions are approximate as no deed has been found of record. Tax Parcel: 1-32-2.0823.00 Property Address: Not Available Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 100 percent of the purchase money will be demanded at the time of sale. Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on October 6, 2006 and also subject to the owner's right of redemption pursuant to 9 Del. C. §
8728. Also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser and subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of EMALINE NEAL-HEIRS and will be sold by Robert L. Reed, Sheriff 9/7/2tc
TAX SALE By virtue of a writ of Venditioni Exponas Monition, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, said lands being a short distance south of Broad Creek, now known as the Laurel River, more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a marker in the line of lands now or formerly of Ernest Adams, said marker being also a corner for these lands and lands now or formerly of C.E. Phippin, said point of beginning being distant 253 feet Southwest four (4) degrees from a pipe and twin cedars in the edge of the Laurel River, the said pipe and twin cedars being a corner for lands now or formerly of Ernest Adams and C.E. Phippin; thence North eighty-seven and one-half degrees East (N 87 1/2 E) seventy-five feet (75') to a stake, being a corner for this lot and other lands of this grantee, thence turning and running with lands of this grantee South four (4) degrees West (S 4 W) a distance of two hundred thirty-two and nine-tenths feet to a stake, being a corner for this lot and other lands of this grantee, thence turning and running with lands of this grantee South eighty-nine and onehalf degrees West (S 89 1/2 W) seventy-five feet (75') to See LEGALS—page 39
MORNING STAR LEGALS - from Page 38 a pipe and lands now or formerly of Ernest Adams, thence turning and running with said land of Adams North four degrees East (N 4 E) two hundred thirty-one feet (231') to place of beginning, the above description being taken from a survey prepared in 1957 by Harold L. Cook, Registered Land Surveyor. BEING the same lands conveyed unto Stephen J. DiPietro and Margaret N. DiPietro by deed of Anna M. Phippin and Alphonse L. Fishchetti dated July 25, 1975 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, Delaware in Deed book 750, page 599. Said Margaret N. DiPietro departed this life intestate on or about January 30, 1985 leaving her husband, Stephen J. DiPietro the sole owner of the property. Tax Parcel: 4-32-2.0018.00 Property Address: Not Available Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 100 percent of the purchase money will be demanded at the time of sale. Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on October 6, 2006 and also subject to the owner's right of redemption pursuant to 9 Del. C. § 8728. Also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser and subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of STEPHEN J. DIPIETRO and will be sold by Robert L. Reed, Sheriff 9/7/2tc
TAX SALE By virtue of a writ of Venditioni Exponas Monition, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Com-
plex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that certain lot, piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex County, and State of Delaware, and lying on the Southeast side of the blacktop road known as River Road leading from Blades to Woodland Ferry and being more particularly described as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at a point which is 120 feet from the Southeast corner of Second Street and an unnamed street 25' in width as shown on a plot of survey made by Isaac L. Bennett, surveyor, on November 21, 1961; thence South 42°55' East a distance of 120 feet, thence turning and running North 47°5' East a distance of 110 feet; thence turning and running North 42°55' West a distance of 120 feet; thence turning and running South 47°5' West a distance of 110 feet home to the place of BEGINNING, containing 13,200 square feet of land, be the same, more or less. BEING the same lands conveyed unto Walter W. Moseley, Jr. and Garrett E. Moseley T/A W & M Rentals, a Partnership of the State of Delaware dated January 4, 1985 and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware in Deed Book 1321, page 245. Tax Parcel: 1-32-1.1910.00 Property Address: Not Available Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 100 percent of the purchase money will be demanded at the time of sale. Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on October 6, 2006 and also subject to the owner's right of redemption pursuant to 9 Del. C. § 8728. Also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser and subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will
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be required to pay the cost of the deed. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of WALTER W. MOSELEY, JR. & GARRETT E. MOSELEY, T/A W & M RENTALS and will be sold by Robert L. Reed, Sheriff 9/7/2tc
TAX SALE By virtue of a writ of Venditioni Exponas Monition, to me directed, will be exposed to Public sale on: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 At 9:30 A.M. & Thereafter At the Sussex County Sheriff's Office, West Complex, 22215 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, Delaware, Georgetown Hundred, Sussex County, State of Delaware, the following described real estate to wit: ALL that lot, piece or parcel of land located on the West side of County Road No. 486A, 213' +/- North of County Road No. 20A, said lot having dimensions of 106' x 131' x 114' x 183' and being known as Tax Map Number 1-32-2.08-24.00. These dimensions are approximate as no deed has been found of record. Tax Parcel: 1-32-2.0824.00 Property Address: Not Available Registration is required for all bidders prior to sale. A $4,000.00 deposit (Cash or Cashiers/certified check payable to Sheriff of Sussex County) and valid driver's license or photo I.D. are required to register. TERMS: 100 percent of the purchase money will be demanded at the time of sale. Cash, Certified Check or Cashier's Check, is required. Sale subject to confirmation by the Superior Court on October 6, 2006 and also subject to the owner's right of redemption pursuant to 9 Del. C. § 8728. Also subject to a 1 1/2 percent Delaware Realty Transfer Tax; 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser and subject to 1 1/2 percent Sussex County Realty Tax, 3/4 percent to be paid by the Seller and 3/4 percent to be paid by the Purchaser. Any further Transfer Tax is the responsibility of the Purchaser. The Purchaser will be required to pay the cost of the deed. Please make checks payable to: Sheriff of Sussex County. Seized and taken in execution the property of HARVEY NEAL-HEIRS and will be sold by Robert L. Reed, Sheriff 9/7/2tc
Police Journal Twenty-seven arrested for DUI, one at five times the legal limit Delaware Law enforcement officers arrested 27 individuals for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol during week 11 of the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign. This brings the number of individuals arrested for DUI to 240. Four sobriety checkpoints were conducted last weekend. Participating agencies included the Millsboro Police, and the New Castle, Kent and Sussex County DUI Task Forces. In addition to the 27 DUI arrests, officers issued 15 citations for underage drinking violations, made 10 drug arrests, eight felony arrests, apprehended four wanted individuals, recovered one stolen vehicle and issued 102 citations for other traffic violations. One individual arrested for DUI this past weekend, had a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of between .40 and .50, according to Chief Michael Capriglione, head of the New Castle County DUI Task Force. A blood alcohol reading of .40 is five times the legal limit of .08 in Delaware. Officers working the Task Force’s checkpoint on Delaware Avenue in Newark Saturday night, stopped the driver as he came through the checkpoint, noting that he drove very closely to law enforcement personnel. Once the driver was out of the vehicle he was given a portable breathalyzer test where officers discovered the high reading. Officers were not able to administer field sobriety tests at that time because of the driver’s condition, and instead called for paramedics to transport him to the hospital, where he was given another breathalyzer test and treated for his symptoms. The Office of Highway Safety would like to thank all of the officers and law enforcement agencies participating in the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign, and other OHS DUI prevention initiatives, for their dedication to removing impaired drivers from the roads and protecting the public’s safety. Checkpoints this weekend are scheduled downstate for Dagsboro and Dover.
Warrant obtained for suspect in series of local robberies Delaware State Police Detectives have obtained a warrant against Stevie Alphonso Jones in connection with two robberies that occurred in the Bridgeville area on Monday, Aug. 28. Jones was apprehended in Maryland last week and is currently incarcerated on charges stemming from robberies that occurred in Salisbury. Through information sharing with Maryland authorities, detectives learned that Jones was operating a white Ford Escort. This was the same vehicle description that one of the victim’s in the Bridgeville robberies provided to detectives. Detectives also obtained latent fingerprints at the crime scene on Progress School Road, which were compared to Jones’ prints and a match was obtained. Stevie Alphonso Jones, 22, of Salis-
bury, Md., is currently wanted by Delaware State Police on two counts of 1st degree robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, 2nd degree assault, 2nd degree burglary, two counts of 1st degree reckless endangering, criminal mischief, and malicious interference with emergency communications.
Two drivers die in collision The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is investigating a three-vehicle fatal crash that occurred Friday, Sept. 8, at approximately 3:30 a.m., on U.S. 113 southbound, in the area of Sussex County Road 579. A 2002 Hyundai Sante Fe operated by Teresa C. Vasquez, 45, of Lewes, was traveling south on U.S. 113 in the left lane. A 1992 Mercedes sedan operated by Benjamin A. Wilson, 20, of Yorktown, Va., was traveling north in the southbound left lane of U.S. 113. A 2002 Chevy pickup operated by Mark C. Stover, 48, of Townsend, was traveling south on U.S. 113 in the right lane. As the Mercedes was traveling north in the wrong direction, it struck the Hyundai head-on. After impact, the Mercedes traveled into the median and flipped onto its roof at which time the engine compartment caught on fire. After the initial impact with the Mercedes, the Hyundai rotated counter-clockwise and came to rest sideways in the middle of the roadway. Mr. Stover, who did not see the Hyundai sideways across the roadway, continued traveling south. The front of the pickup then struck the driver’s side of the Hyundai. Ms. Vasquez was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Wilson was transported to Milford Memorial Hospital initially, but was later transferred to Christiana Hospital where he was admitted in critical condition with head trauma, internal injuries, and multiple fractures. Mr. Stover, and a passenger in his vehicle, were both treated at Milford Memorial Hospital for minor injuries. A preliminary state police investigation suggests alcohol was involved in the crash on the part of Mr. Wilson. The crash remains under investigation.
Teen arrested in theft of van A 17-year-old from Laurel, who is accused of stealing his aunt’s van and then fleeing the area with his 14-year-old girlfriend, has been apprehended. The girlfriend, who was with him, was returned to her parents. At approximately 6:48 p.m. Thursday, state police received information that the 14-year-old had made a collect call to her brother from a payphone at a Delmar convenience store. The call was cut off before any conversation took place, so troopers responded to the area and began searching for the teens. At approximately 9 p.m., a relative of the 17-year-old located the teens in the area of Delmar and transported them to the Delmar Police Station. The teens were then turned over to state police. The 14-year-old girl, who was not abducted nor injured, was subsequently Continued on page 56
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Woodland Festival Scenes
Fourteen--month-old Boone Perkins, son of Erin McNatt of Seaford, enjoys a nap in the shade during the festival. Photos by Bryant Richardson
Claudia J. Courtney of Dover, left, president of the Greyhound Pets of America (Delaware sub-chapter) and member Joanne Ronning of Salisbury are hoping to find homes for three greyhounds. Greyhounds are gentle pets. They can reach speeds of 45 miles an hour. Call 302-399-7186 to adopt a greyhound.
A young rider enjoys the Duck Train following a visit to the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club and a face painting.
Clowns Snippy Doodles and Tiddle from Smyrna.
E.B. James, executive director of the Nanticoke Watershed Alliance, and Jennifer Bowman, Watershed Assessment Section of the Division of Water Resources of the Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), hold one of the tiny young trees they were giving away during the Woodland Ferry Festival. By early afternoon they had given away an estimated 200 trees. The "Got Trees?" Forest Buffer Initiative is a voluntary program for private property owners and communities in Sussex County interested in planting trees along waterways to protect the health of Delaware's water resources and increase green infrastructure. For more information about the "Got Trees?" initiative call 302-739-9939.
Peyton Perkins, 8, of Seaford with clown balloon.
Face painter Louretha Savage of the Western Sussex Boys & Girls Club of Laurel paints the face of Rebecca Anderson, 10, of Federalsburg, Md.
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Laurel Star Sports Mistakes are costly in Bulldogs’ loss to Glasgow By Pat Murphy In a game that looked similar to a game between the two teams two years ago, the Glasgow Dragons jumped out to a 20-0 first half lead aided by Bulldog mistakes and won 34-16 in the season opener. In the game at Glasgow two years ago, the Bulldogs outscored or held the Dragons in the second half as the did this year, 16-14. Highlighting the Dragons’ attack was junior running back Barren Griffin who had runs of 48, 15, and 63 yards for touchdowns. Bulldog mistakes were numerous throughout the game. Two roughing the passer penalties and four interceptions thrown by junior quarterback Lance Kelley proved to be very costly. Things started out nicely for the Bulldogs as Cody Bristow intercepted Sammy Vaughn’s first pass only to have it canceled by the first roughing the passer penalty. On the very next play Griffin turned outside then cut inside and ran 50 yards for the first score of the game. The point after was good making it 7-0 with just over a minute off the clock. The early frustration or jitters continued after the first Bulldog series ended. Punter Taylor Jones watched as the snap sailed over his head and the Dragons ended up with the ball on the Laurel 15 yard line. On the next play Griffin took Vaughn’s shovel pass and raced for their second score with 7:35 left in the first quarter to make it 14-0 (with the extra point). The Bulldog miscues continued as they lost the short kickoff. The Dragons recovered it on the Bulldog 37 looking for more. Here Laurel’s young defense tightened up. Tackles by Tyler West, Tony Rubino,
Jones, Ben Lloyd, and others held the Dragons, although they reached the one yard line before the first quarter ended. Antwon Trimball and Bristow also had key tackles in this defensive stand. In the second quarter, thing started to go the Bulldogs’ way as Trimball and Lloyd proved to be workhorses, carrying the ball for seven first downs. Glasgow senior Steve Cruz cut in front of a Laurel receiver in the corner of the end zone and raced 100 yards following the interception to give the Dragons a 20-0 halftime lead. In the opening drive of the second half the Bulldogs again mounted an impressive drive only to once again be denied. Laurel started a drive from their 35 yard line that reached the Dragons’ one before being stopped on four consecutive plays. The Bulldogs’ defense put their first points on the board as the Dragons could not get away from the goal line and on the third play hard hitting Cody Bristow sacked Vaughn for a safety making the score 20-2. The Bulldogs really got into the game after this. Trimball picked up the free kick and brought it out to the 23 yard line. After a series of nice runs by Lloyd and Trimball, Trimball carried it in for the score from the 13 yard line. Kyle Brown’s first kick of the season sailed though the uprights making it 20-9 with 28 seconds left in the third quarter. The Bulldogs then tried an onsides kick, but it was recovered by Glasgow’s Chris Cathell on their 37 yard line. On the very first play of the fourth quarter fleet footed nemesis Barron Griffith again took the hand off and raced 63 yards for another Glasgow score with only 11 seconds
Delmar quarterback Alan Preston, shown (l) under center during a recent scrimmage, completed a pair of touchdown passes in his team’s 21-7 win over Bohemia Manor in the season opener last week. Delmar senior Donald Poole (above) was on the receiving end of those passes. Photos by Mike McClure
Wildcat football team opens with 21-7 win over Bohemia Manor The Delmar varsity football team opened the season with a 21-7 win over Bohemia Manor last Friday night. Senior quarterback Alan Preston threw a pair of touchdown strikes to Donald Poole in the non-conference road win. Jenson Dennard opened the scoring with a 62-yard touchdown run and Seth Benson added the extra point to give the Wildcats a 7-0 lead with 4:27 left in the first quarter. Preston completed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Poole and Benson added the extra point to make it 14-0 before Bohemia Manor put seven points on the board to make it 14-7 at the half. Preston found Poole from nine yards out in the third quarter. Benson booted his third PAT to give Delmar the 21-7 win. The Wildcats continue their road trip this Friday at St. Elizabeth. See page 43 for more on the game.
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WILDCATS WIN- Delmar Pop Warner Pee Wee running back Willis Dickerson carries the ball as teammate Kevin Trader blocks for him during a home win over Harrington last weekend. Photo by Mike McClure
Delmar Pop Warner teams host Harrington in first game at home
MITEY MITES- Laurel’s Elijah DeShields (33) carries the ball as teammates Johnny McGinnis (10) and Ethan Cahill (23) block during the Bulldogs’ 13-6 loss to Sussex Central in Pop Warner Mitey Mite action last weekend. Photo by Mike McClure
Mitey Mite- Harrington 26, Delmar 14- Delmar’s Trey Downes had an awesome defensive game. SaaDiq Holmes had two TDs, one on a kick off return and one on a long run. The team showed much improvement over last week. Pee Wee- Delmar 19, Harrington 12- Josh Wells and Seth Whaley had fumble recoveries in Delmar’s win over the defending Henlopen champions. Quarterback Kevin Trader threw to James Collins for touchdown just before halftime. Trader also picked up a fumble and ran it back for a touchdown and had another long run for a touchdown. Cory Maddox and Willis Dickerson had great defensive game for the Wildcats. A total team effort by the entire squad helped lead Delmar to the win.
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FIELD HOCKEY CLINIC- Tammi Thompson demonstrates the proper technique during a Seaford Department of Parks and Recreation field hockey clinic last Saturday. Photo by David Elliott
SHOT ON GOAL- Salisbury Christian’s Jonathan Murphy puts a shot on goal as GMS goalie Jason Swartzentruber makes the save. Murphy, a former Epworth Christian player, scored both of his team’s goals in the 5-2 loss. Swartzentruber and the Greenwood Mennonite defense did not allow a goal in the second half of the game, played Friday in Greenwood. Photo by Mike McClure
STINGERS END SUMMER SEASON- The Delaware Stingers field hockey team recently celebrated the end of the summer season at coach Llloydlee Heite’s home. Shown (l to r) are: first row- Jara Pugh, Sydney Little, Becca McMillan, Sara McCabe, and Jill Guerazzi; second row- Megan West, Cassandra Short, Jennifer Short, Joanna Chelariu, and Caroline Thompson; third row- Lindsay Danz, Ellen Rowe, Lauren Joseph, Sara Adams, Katie Nennstiehl, and Heather Solomon. Missing from the photo are Chelsea Collison, Kyrra Lewandowski, Caitlyn Stone, Sierra Spicer, and Courtney Parker. More on page 46.
MORNING STAR Laurel football continued gone in the final quarter. Gone with it were any Bulldog hopes for a comeback with the Dragons leading 26-9. To their credit the Bulldogs never quit and they mounted an offensive drive that was capped off with fullback Ben Lloyd barreling into the end zone for the score. Brown’s kick again was perfect and the score was 26-16 with 9:11 left. Key tackles by West, Trent Passwaters, and Bristow, who was all over the place, kept the Dragons off the scoreboard on their next drive. The Bulldog offense struggled here just when they needed it the most. Lloyd and Trimball gained nine yards for a first down after an incomplete pass and a one yard run by Trimball, but Glasgow senior Ramon Shy intercepted Kelley’s pass and ran 65 yards for the touchdown. Their two point run was good mak-
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ing it 34-16. The game was called with a little over a minute to play due to an injury to Laurel senior Trent Passwaters. Passwaters was admitted to Christiana Hospital but was later released. Leading the Laurel defense was Bristow with 10 tackles followed by Jones with six and Passwaters with five. On offense, Trimball gained 131 yards on 32 carries and Lloyd had 96 yards on 21 carries. The Bulldogs had 20 first downs to Glasgow’s seven. “We made mistakes. We are an inexperienced team, at that we still had a chance to get back in the game. We moved the ball well,” said Laurel coach Ed Manlove. Passwaters was released from Christiana Hospital Sunday evening. He is questionable for this week according to coach Manlove but he feels sure he will play the following week.
Laurel High boys’ soccer to open season under the lights in Seaford By Mike McClure The Laurel varsity boys’ soccer team was scheduled to open the season under the lights in Seaford on Tuesday, Sept. 19 (see page 48) before visiting Woodbridge on Thursday. Head coach Clayton Hearn calls his young team “hard nosed” and young. As of last week, the Bulldogs had 13 players on its roster including six returning players (five starters). There are no seniors on the team and half of the players have never played organized soccer before, so Hearn has been focussing on the fundamentals and endurance in practice. Second team all-state player Claudy Joinville is gone from last year’s team, which earned the program’s first conference win last season. The top returning goal scorer is sophomore Kyle Brown who netted five goals in his first varsity season. Also back are David Bartee, goalkeeper Jorge Lopez, midfielder Lineker Valladares, and defenders Joey Kempf and Aaron Givens. The newcomers include Zack Hastings, freshman Donelle Horsey, and junior defender Ryan Bardowski. “We’re having fun,” said Hearn, who noted that his team does have good speed. The Bulldogs host Cape Henlopen in their home opener on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
Laurel Pee Wee defender Christian Ellsworth (5) pursues a Sussex Central runner and makes the tackle despite getting a hand to the face during last weekend’s game in Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure
Laurel Pee Wee football team moves to 2-0 with home win The Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee football team moved to 2-0 with a 19-0 win over Sussex Central last Saturday. Shawn Miller started the scoring with a one-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Miller added a 17-yard touchdown run and an extra point run in the third before Kegan Yossick capped the Bulldog scoring with a five-yard touchdown run. Miller had 16 carries for 103 yards and Yossick added five carries for 43 yards for Laurel, which had 34 carries for 187 yards as a team. Miller completed one of four passes for 13 yards and Bryce Bristow completed a nine-yard pass with Zack Whaley (13 yards) and Colby Daye (nine yards) pulling in the receptions. The Bulldog defense allowed 51 total yards in its second shutout in as many games. Yossick had 10 tackles and a fumble recovery, Miller recorded eight tackles, Jerimie Yuree and Daye each had six tackles, Tarez White made five tackles, and Jerron Tull and Daylin McCausland had four tackles each. Whaley had three tackles and an interception, Dylan Bunner added two tackles and a fumble recovery, and Jordan Bailey had two tackles. The Pee Wee team visits Dover on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Dover High School.
Laurel Midget football extends regular season winning streak to 50 The Laurel Pop Warner Midget football team extended its regular season winning streak to 50 straight games with a 29-0 win of the Sussex Central Golden Knights last Saturday. Laurel’s last loss came in September 2001. Laurel scored 22 first quarter points to jump out to the 22-0 lead. Micheal Taylor had a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown, Nick Munoz returned a fumble 25 yards for a touchdown, Munoz also had a 47-yard touchdown run, and Daniel Ash booted three extra points. Billy Yossick added a 32-yard touchdown run (in the third quarter) and Ash’s kick was good for the 29-0 Bulldog win. Tyler Robertson had 13 carries for 87 yards and Frank Braham, Jr. added 46 yards rushing on eight carries. The Bulldog defense held Sussex Central to -32 yards of offense. The defense was led by Cody Baker, Bradley Ellingsworth, Bruce Sedgwick and Luke Hare. The Bulldogs will travel to play the Dover Raiders next Sunday at Dover High School, game time 1 p.m. For the latest Laurel Pop Warner news go to www.leaguelineup.com/laurelpopwarner.
NEW LISTING! MAKING THE BLOCK- Laurel Mitey Mite linemen Anthony Ash (63), Dylan Barlow (9), and Jeremy Creppon hold back the Sussex Central defense during last Saturday’s home game. Photo by Mike McClure
Laurel Pop Warner League plans to celebrate 25th anniversary Laurel Pop Warner, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will hold a homecoming on Oct. 14. The league’s three football teams will play the Wicomico Panthers during the day and a dance will be held that night. The league is hoping to have players from each year present at the event. Former players, cheerleaders, and coaches with team pictures, rosters or records are asked to call league president Steve Gordy at 443-880-8266.
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✳ SEPTEMBER 14 - 20, 2006
Delmar Sports Scene By Tommy Young Last weekend the Delmar High School football, field hockey and boys’ soccer varsity and JV teams officially got their 2006 season underway with the varsity teams winning 2 and losing 1. If you have any doubt about any of this, all you had to do was to go out to Delmar High School Saturday, and you would have seen teams from Pocomoke and St. Mark’s varsity and JV teams plus a Pop Warner game going on over on the football practice field. I only saw parts of these games because I had a long night Friday up at Bohemia Manor where I not only was up late but also re-injured my knee, so I spent most of the weekend watching football at home. However, I did see our Sports Editor Mike McClure out at the school, so I am sure he will bring you up to date on some of the Saturday action. However, I will discuss my Friday night experiences regarding DHS football. You have heard people say, “You can’t get there from here,” well, it’s just the opposite in getting from Delmar to Bohemia Manor as there are about five or six ways to get there. All you have to do is to travel in a northeasterly direction going through a variety of small towns, keep asking people as you travel portions of Delaware and Maryland. Fortunately we (Sean, Jay, Melody, Bill and I) had a driver with a new set of wheels, Sean Maloney, and Bill Brittingham who used to work this section of the peninsula to do the navigating. Because we took the scenic route, my only contribution was to show them Jimmy Foxx’s statue in Sudlersville. The only reason I knew where it was is several members of the Eastern Shore Baseball Hall of Fame were invited to the unveiling of the statue. Another monument we saw in another of the small towns, I believe it was Galena, was in memory of a former schoolteacher who was born in 1917 and died in 1991 and taught school for 50 years. I do not remember her name, but I’m sure Sean does as he kept repeating it over and over. So, you see traveling to away games with this group, as I have for the past years, has only been not only entertaining but also educational; in fact, I learned a few new words on this trip even at my age. But when I got home, I didn’t feel so bad because Mr. Webster evidently had not heard of them either. Believe me, these trips are never dull because there is constant conversation with a lot of Eastern Shore humor thrown in. I mentioned it was the scenic route, and when we reached the Sassafras River
with boats of all sizes docked in the marinas or near the two very nice restaurants, large, beautiful homes began to appear all the way to the school which in itself was very nice along with the rest of the complex. The parking lot was nearly full when we arrived, but we found a place near a grassy knoll, spread our blanket under a tree, and dined on subs, chips, and sodas. Then it was time to make our way into the stadium, which was very nice, but when I entered the press box, I didn’t recognize any of the five guys or the attractive lady who was the only one who spoke to me and found me a chair. As you may have guessed, I have held off writing about the game as long as I can because it was not a thing of beauty, but I am not putting the blame on anyone for several reasons, and they are it was the first game for both teams, and it was not football weather as our boys were cramping up all night. In fact, Matt Campbell who had not been feeling well all week had to sit out a lot of the game and only came in on defense in the second half. The officials didn’t help the course any by making one “knit-picking” call after another, which kept both teams from getting anything going. To summarize the action, the most exciting play of the game happened in the first quarter when one of Delmar’s scat backs, Jensen Dennard, scampered 62 yards for the first score of the game. Both of Delmar’s other scores came on two passes in the end zone from the Wildcats’ quarterback Alan Preston to Donald Poole. Late in the second quarter, Delmar drove to the Bohemia Manor 10-yard line and fumbled, and Bohemia Manor recovered and moved the ball the length of the field and with 38 seconds left in the first half, they scored making the score 14-7 at half time. Delmar received to begin the second half and marched down the field and Preston hit Poole in the end zone for a touchdown to make the final score of the game 21-7. Seth Benson, who is only a 10th grader, was the surprise of the night for Delmar as he not only kicked all three extra points, but also kicked off and punted the ball very well. Well, it’s another long trip for the Wildcats this week as they travel up to Wilmington to take on another Division I team which won its opening game last week, so I think we will find a little tougher opposition, so I hope the fall weather comes a little early.
Delmar’s Mallory Elliott, right, battles with a Pocomoke player for the ball during the Wildcats’ home win. Elliott had a goal and three assists in her team’s non-conference win. Photo by Mike McClure
Delmar field hockey team defeats Pocomoke, 7-3, in home opener The Delmar varsity field hockey team took a 5-2 lead into the half during last Saturday’s 7-3 non-conference win over Pocomoke. Pocomoke moved within one goal at 3-2 before the Wildcats tacked on two goals at the end of the first half and two second half goals. Alison Bloodsworth netted three goals, Katie McMahon scored two goals and dished out two assists, Mallory Elliott had a goal and three assists, and Hali Ramey added one goal for the Wildcats. Delmar goalie Shannon Wilson recorded 10 saves in the win.
GIVE HIM THE HEISMAN- Delmar’s Terontae Fisher strikes a Heisman like pose as he looks for running room during a kickoff return in Pop Warner Pee Wee football play last Saturday in Delmar. Photo by Mike McClure
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Delmar’s Katie McMahon looks to move the ball upfield during her team’s win over Pocomoke last Saturday. McMahon had two goals and two assists in the 73 win. Photo by Mike McClure
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Delmarva Dawgs Baseball Club to hold tryouts 15-16U team The Delmarva Dawgs Baseball Club will be holding tryouts for the 15-16 under team on Sept. 17 at 10:00 a.m. All tryouts will be held at the Laurel Little League Park on Woodland Ferry Road in Laurel. Any questions feel free to call: Glenn Phillips Sr. (Home) 302-875-4506, (Cell) 302-236-0321 or Glenn Phillips Jr. (Cell) 302-236-1249.
✳ SEPTEMBER 14 - 20, 2006
HITTING THE HOLES- Laurel’s Tarez White carries the ball during his team’s 19-0 win over Sussex Central in Pop Warner Pee Wee football last Saturday. The Bulldogs hit the road this weekend with a game in Dover. Photo by Mike McClure
DELMAR TACKLES HARRINGTON- Delmar defender James Collins makes a tackle during last Saturday’s Pop Warner Pee Wee game against Harrington. The Wildcats went on to defeat the defending conference champions. Photo by Mike McClure
Laurel Star varsity sports schedules (September 14-20)
ON THE RUN- Delmar quarterback Jonah Vincent pushes forward as teammate Henry Cuffee looks to make a block during last Saturday’s Pop Warner Mitey Mite game in Delmar. Delmar is at Berlin this Saturday before visiting Cape the following weekend. Photo by Mike McClure
The following are the Laurel, Delmar, and Sussex Tech varsity sports schedules for Thursday, Sept. 14 through Wednesday, Sept. 20 (subject to change): Thursday, Sept. 14- field hockey- Woodbridge at Laurel, 4 p.m.; soccer- Delmar at Dover, 5:30 p.m., Sussex Tech at Polytech, 4 p.m.; volleyball- Delmar at Indian River, 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15- football- Laurel at Caravel, 7 p.m., Delmar at St. Elizabeth, 7 p.m.; field hockey- Worcester at Sussex Tech, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16- field hockey- Laurel at Parkside, 4 p.m.; football- Sussex Tech at Hodgson; cross countrySussex Tech at Lake Forest Invitational, 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18- soccer- Sussex Tech at Campus, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19- field hockey- Sussex Tech at Laurel, 4 p.m.; soccer- Cape Henlopen at Laurel, 4 p.m., Lake Forest at Delmar, 5:30 p.m., Sussex Tech at Smyrna, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20- field hockey- Delmar at Milford, 4 p.m.; cross country- Sussex Tech and Milford at Dover, 4 p.m. RUMBLING UP THE FIELDLaurel Mitey Mite running back Ethan Cahill looks to rumble up field during Saturday’s home loss to Sussex Central.
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Seaford Bowling Lanes Friday Trios High games and series Bobby Dixon 271 Joe Walker 653 Jodi Webb 214 Marcy Robbins 586
Friday Night Mix ups High games and series Dwayne Perry 277 Dale Walker 716 Shirley Ellis 265 Kay Passwaters 721
Young Adults High games and series Terry Wooters 271 Jacob Cutchin 598 Katelyn Cottet 227 Stephanie Jones 589
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Ben Hearn 579 Alexandra Welding 213 Trae Smith 213 Kristyn Parlier 204, 573
Baby Blue Jays High games and series Robert Bay 166 B.J. Bennett 289 Lindsey Sullivan 162 Rachel Loose 284
Thurs. Nite Mixers High games and series Harold Smart 273, 718 Donna Ashley 241 Gloria Ellis 695
Nite Owl High games and series William Gehring 266 Don Henry 718
Tues. Early Mixed High games and series Patrick Curran 258 Jeff Nelson 647 Nancy Blocker 257, 620
Eastern Shore Men High games and series Nickolas Wheatley 274 Brian Atkins 712
Club 50 High games and series Roland Tice, Jr. 272 Mac MacKenzie 720 Elsie Willey 254, 701
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Delaware Storm 15U Baseball Team Golf Tournament Fundraiser The Delaware Storm baseball team will hold a golf tournament on Sept. 29 at the Sussex Pines Country Club in Georgetown. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The cost is $400 for a four player team and includes golf, cart, lunch and a gift bag. There will also be a silent auction, prizes, and raffles. Any questions or to register, please call Alan at (302)875-3174, Guy at (302)8569058 or Dean at (410)352-5688. Please help support the 2006 USSSA World Series Champions in their upcoming 2007 season.
Central Bay Cruisers holding travel softball tryouts Sept. 16 The Central Bay Cruisers girls’ fast pitch travel softball organization is holding tryouts for 14U, 16U, and 18U 2007 teams on the Saturday, Sept. 16 at Brecknock Park near Camden from 10 a.m. to noon. For additional information call contact Lee Olmstead at 335-5387, email at LDO@JoiMail.com, or visit www.cbcruisers.com.
Delaware Riptide 16U fastpitch softball team is looking for players The Delaware Riptide 16U fastpitch softball team is currently looking for two to three players for the 2007 season. The Riptide will be conducting tryouts through September. The team is looking for a player who has some catching experience. The Riptide will play in approximately eight tournaments next year. Please call Robert Trout at 875-4822 for tryout schedule and location and for any additional information.
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FIELD HOCKEY TIPS- Hilary Cooper of the Seaford High field hockey team helps out Shelby Murphy during the Seaford Parks and Recreation field hockey clinic last weekend. Photo by David Elliott
Delaware Stingers field hockey summer league recognition Members of the Delaware Stingers field hockey team recently ended their summer league season in third place out of eight teams in the Dover League. The team had many games where 20 or more players showed up, which speaks well for their commitment to the game. The Stingers would like to recognize captains Jennifer Short, Chelsea Collison, Sara McCabe, and Ellen Rower for their great leadership this season. The Stingers gave out several awards at the end of the season and the highest award went to MVP Chelsea Collison. Leading the offense was offensive MVP Sara McCabe and offensive runners-up Ellen Rowe and Lindsay Danz. The defense was anchored by defensive MVP Jennifer Short and defensive runner-up Jara Pugh. The rookies of the year are Heather Solomon and Lauren Joseph and the team’s most improved player is Kyra Lewandowski. Players with perfect game attendance are Chelsea Collison, Ellen Rowe, Lauren Joseph, Sydney Little, and Heather Solomon. Players with perfect practice attendance are Jennifer Short, Cassandra Short, Sara McCabe, Lindsey Danz, Megan West, Sara Adams, Becca McMillan, Caroline Thompson, Joanna Chelariu, Krya Lewandowski, and Katie Nennstiehl. Members of the 2006 summer league team are Jennifer Short, Chelsea Collison, Sara McCabe, Ellen Rowe, Cassandra Short, Megan West, Heather Solomon, Jara Pugh, Lindsey Danz, Sara Adams, Lauren Joseph, Becca McMillan, Katie Nennstiehl, Sydney Little, Jill Guerrazzi, Caroline Thompson, Joanna Chelariu, Lizzie Perciful, Kyra Lewandowski, Caitlyn Stone, Sierra Spicer, and Courtney Parker. The Stingers were coached by Lloydlee Heite and Leslie Messick. The Stingers will be headed to the 2006 National Field Hockey Festival in Palm Springs, Calif. over Thanksgiving where they will compete with the top teams in the country. The Stingers will also begin preparation for the 2006-07 indoor season soon. For more information on Delaware Stinger field hockey call Lloydlee Heite at 302337-8545 or visit www.lloydlee.com/DelawareStingersFieldHockey.htm.
Third Annual Rocktober Fishing Tournament and Festival is Oct. 20-22 FLAG FOOTBALL- Quarterback Louis Dexter of General Mills (l) prepares to fire during a Seaford Parks and Recreation men’s flag football game last Sunday. Marcus Tramell of the Killer Bees makes a move during an SDPR men’s flag football game last weekend in Seaford. Photos by David Elliott
The Third Annual Rocktober Fishing Tournament and Festival, which benefits the Sussex County Land Trust and the Horsey Family Youth Foundation, will take place October 20-22 at the Indian River Marina. Over $24,000 in cash prizes are up for grabs in the rockfish, flounder and tautog divisions. Guaranteed $9,000 pay out for the heaviest rockfish caught. For more information please visit www.rocktoberfishing.org or call (302) 645-5949 .
✳ SEPTEMBER 14 - 20, 2006
Sussex Tech rallies for 15-10 win over Smyrna in opening game
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The Sussex Tech varsity football team opened the regular season with a 15-10 nonconference win over Henlopen Conference foe Smyrna last Friday in Smyrna. The Ravens trailed, 10-0, after one quarter of play before scoring the final 15 points of the contest. Jamar Beckett scored from two yards out to move the Ravens within four in the second quarter. George Godwin scampered 75 yards for a touchdown to make it 12-10 after three quarters. Sussex Tech added a fourth quarter field goal for the 15-10 win. Varsity coaches- If you want more information about your teams, please send stats and game information to the Star at 302-629-9243 (f) or email@example.com.
The 2006-2007 hunting regulations for deer and waterfowl hunting at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge have been recently revised to ease the potential conflict among hunters at the check station on the morning where first-come, self-serve procedures were to apply. Morning standby lottery drawings will be conducted on all refuge deer (firearms) and waterfowl hunting days, either by refuge staff or standby hunters. Revised regulations may be downloaded from our website at http://primehook.fws.gov or picked up at the refuge office. These new regulations replace any previous versions. If you have any questions, please call the Refuge at (302) 684-8419. Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge is located off of Rt. 16 (Broadkill Beach Rd.) on Turkle Pond in Milton, Delaware.
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Seaford/Laurel Star Tuesday high school scoreboard Girls’ volleyball- Holly Grove 3, Greenwood Mennonite 0- The Flames fell in three games by the scores of 25-21, 25-21, and 28-26. Lake Forest 3, Delmar 1- The Wildcats lost their home opener winning the first game 25-20 before losing the next three by the scores of 25-15, 25-21, and 25-7. Jayme West had 11 digs and four blocks, Katelyn Elliott added four kills, and Gabrielle Andrade had five digs in Delmar’s loss. Soccer- Seaford 10, Laurel 0- Abraham Cruz netted three goals while Trevor Lee, Oscar Castrejon, Leonel Lopez, Drew Venables, Paul Widerman, Zack Long, and Daniel DeMott each had a goal for the Blue Jays. Indian River 8, Woodbridge 5- The Raiders fell to 1-1 overall with the loss. No stats were reported as of presstime. Greenwood Mennonite 5, Holly Grove 2- No stats were reported for this game as of presstime. Sussex Tech 2, Lake Forest 1- Sebastian Borror netted a pair of goals and Geoffrey Morton had seven saves in the Ravens’ win. Sussex Tech also topped Worcester, 3-1, on Monday. Field hockey- Sussex Central 2, Seaford 1 (OT)- Kelsey Riggleman scored the Blue Jays’ lone goal and Leah Bowman recorded 10 saves. Cape Henlopen 7, Woodbridge 0- The Raiders fell to 1-1 overall with the loss. Caesar Rodney 2, Laurel 0- Demetra Hammond made a pair of saves in the Bulldog loss. Coaches- Send your scores and results to the Star at 302-629-9243 (f) or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-629-9788 to be included in this section.
✳ SEPTEMBER 14 - 20, 2006
A view from the cheap seats By Mike McClure, Star Sports Editor I’m beginning to think I need a bus to roll in to all the games I cover, like John Madden has. Madden doesn’t like to fly so he goes to games in his big bus, loaded with all of the amenities. I don’t mind flying, but there aren’t any flights between Delmar and Seaford, etc. Last Friday night I thought I arrived at the end of the earth. With all of the other teams too far away to cover, I turned my attention to the Woodbridge Raiders who visited Colonel Richardson. Now keep in mind, I grew up in the farm country of Lancaster County where one farm looks like all the rest of the farms. One wrong turn past a horse and buggy and forget about it. I’ve also driven through the hills of West Virginia to visit family many a time. I’ve also driven out to the “boonies” for a seafood feast at Red Roost on occasion. But on Friday I was amazed by how out of the way American Corner and Colonel Richardson is. I can’t say I wasn’t warned about the school’s remoteness, but I’m a know it all sports editor who has been covering sports on Delmarva for close to 15 years. My first mistake was trying to take a shortcut from Greenwood after covering a Greenwood Mennonite soccer game. There were no signals, no signs, no nothing but a narrow road which suddenly changed from a paved road to a gravel road. I was expecting the gravel road to turn to dirt and a bright orange car to go flying over my head, indicating that I was indeed in Hazzard (sorry, I had to make a Dukes of Hazzard reference). Eventually I found my way to Feder-
alsburg and worked my way up to Colonel Richardson. It took a little time to get back on track after the game, in the dark, but I made my way home. But it wasn’t easy. If everything goes as planned I will be making my way to New Castle County this Friday night. I haven’t put my request in for a company bus or limo ride to the game yet. Maybe we need a Morningstar helicopter to transport me from game to game. Maybe I need to wake up. A coach remembers- I was out at one of the Laurel Pop Warner football game last Saturday when I heard a little voice say “hi coach, do you remember me?”. After I leaned down and peered underneath his helmet I saw who it was, it was one of my basketball players from last year. Of course I remembered him, I remember all the kids I’ve coached. With each year and each group of kids I coach the list of names and faces grows, so sometimes it takes a little longer to place a name with a face. But a coach always remembers his kids. In fact, I believe I had at least four former players playing on the Pop Warner football teams on Saturday. At the same time, I also remember most of the high school kids I’ve covered over the years. It’s my job to know who the players are, one I take very seriously. So if you see me out somewhere and I coached you or covered you, don’t be afraid to come up and say hello. Just be patient, the longer ago it was the longer it will take for the wheels to spin in my head and for me to place you.
Shown (l to r) are the Quick Chicks: Back Row- Cindy Anderson, Margaret Whitelock, Willa Jones, Helen Chenoweth; Front Row- Sue West, Judy Duerr, Mary Warren.
NEW VISION- Shown are the Blue Jays’ Jeron Johnson (l) and Tyler Ruark. The Seaford varsity football team has returned this season focusing on “the new vision”. Returning to basics, increasing conditioning, and emphasizing team has made this season’s athletes up and ready. Seaford won its first game 28-26 against Dickinson and will visit the Charter School of Wilmington on Friday. Photo by S.D. Smith
Senior volleyball teams place first in Delaware Senior Olympics states
Shown (l to r) wearing their gold medals are the First Staters: Back Row- Mimi Peters, Georgia Billger, Ruth Lingo, Mandy Bouvier; Front row- Marion Lisehora, Delores Blakey, and Judy Stevenson.
Two teams from the Senior Lo-Del Volleyball League won Delaware Senior Olympics State Championships in their age groups on September 10 at PAL in Hockessin. The First Staters had to play a 9th game tiebreaker with the upstate Delaware Hoops to win 65s Gold, while the Quick Chicks were undefeated in 8 games to coast to 60s Gold. The upstate Lady Wonders took 60s Silver. Other Lo-Del teams competing were the Small Wonders (60s) and Dune Diggers (50s), which both claimed Bronze, while the Ladybugs (60s) and Rough Edges (50s) had fourth place finishes.
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Fight bittersweet end of summer with spicy barbecue I just read an online article in which the author stated that the end of summer may be a bittersweet time for kids. Kids? What about people like me — an adult with a little bit of kid still left inside? In my mind, end of summer sales with their mismatched bundles of bargain clothes and those sneaky sunsets creeping in earlier and earlier help to set a melancholy tone. Labor Day is the embodiment of “bittersweet” and parties are not celebrations but protests. Don’t let summer go gently. Spice up your own protest with one or more of my sizzling barbecue favorites. Barbecued Chicken With Vinegar Basting Sauce (Serves 4. You can mix the spice ahead, then add the vinegar just before using.) 1 and 1/4 cups cider vinegar 4 teaspoons chili powder 2 and 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 and 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon each cayenne pepper, dry mustard, paprika, ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves Prepare the barbecue, pre-heating to
The Practical Gourmet medium-high heat. Whisk the first nine ingredients in a small bowl to blend. Arrange chicken in a shallow glass dish. Spoon 1/4-cup of the barbecue sauce over; turn to coat evenly. Let stand at least 10 minutes and up to 30 minutes, turning chicken occasionally. Grill chicken until just cooked through, basting occasionally with another 1/4 cup sauce, about 5 minutes per side. Serve with remaining sauce but be sure that it’s heated through completely before using. Bon Appétit, September 1994
Soak four 12-inch-long wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes. Mix olive oil, garlic, minced ginger and crushed red pepper in shallow dish. Add shrimp, turning to coat with oil mixture. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes or refrigerate up to 2 hours. Prepare the barbecue, pre-heating to medium-high heat, or preheat the broiler. Thread four shrimp on each of four skewers. Grill or broil just until cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Sprinkle shrimp with chopped cilantro. Garnish with lemon or lime and serve immediately. Bon Appétit, October 1995
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Hot and Smoky Baked Beans (Serves 8 to 10)
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Superior Court judge to speak on Constitution Day Constitution Day, an annual national celebration now in its tenth year, will be recognized on Monday, Sept. 18 at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. The guest presenter for the 11:30 a.m. event in the theatre will be the Honorable Richard F. Stokes, judge of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware. His multi-media presentation will focus on the relationship between real-life experiences and our Constitution. Serving in Superior Court since March 1999, Judge Stokes previously was resident judge of the Court of Common Pleas in Georgetown, from 1996 until 1999. His present term will end March 23, 2011. An honors graduate from Colgate University, Stokes received his JD from Duke University in 1970 and was the recipient of an American Jurisprudence Award in criminal law. He was admitted to the Delaware bar in 1970 and served as a Superior Court law clerk from 1970-1971. As a captain in the United States Air force from 1971 to 1975, he served as legal advisor, earning the USAF Commendation Medal. In 1975 he was recognized for professional trial representation from the Chief of
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper 16 uncooked jumbo shrimp, peeled, deveined 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Lemon or lime wedges
Staff of the USAF and the Judge Advocate General. Judge Stokes has practiced law in Delaware since 1975 and was the managing partner of Tunnell and Raysor, P.A. He was a member of the Delaware Board of Professional Responsibility, Board of Bar Examiners, and the Delaware Insurance Authority. Involved in numerous activities, Judge Stokes also was chairman of the board of trustees of Delaware Technical & Community College. He is a charter member of the Terry-Carey American Inn of Court. Constitution Day was established officially by a bill signed into law by President George W. Bush on Dec. 8, 2004, designating Sept. 17 of each year as the day of recognition. Sept. 17, 1787, was the day the U.S. Constitution was signed. The public is welcome to join Delaware Tech students for this recognition. Free booklets containing the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States will be given to attendees, and the Constitution Day video will be played in the theatre prior to Judge Stokes’ presentation.
6 bacon slices 1 and 1/2 cups chopped onion 1 and 1/4 cups purchased barbecue sauce
3/4 cup dark beer 1/4 cup mild-flavored molasses 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon soy sauce 4 to 6 teaspoons minced canned chipotle chilies 6 15- to 16-ounce cans Great Northern beans, drained Chopped fresh parsley or cilantro Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels and drain. Transfer 2 and 1/2 tablespoons bacon drippings from skillet to large bowl. Finely chop bacon; add to bowl. Add onion and next seven ingredients to bowl and whisk to blend. Whisk in 4 to 6 teaspoons chipotle chilies, depending on spiciness desired. Stir in beans. Transfer bean mixture to 13- by 9- by 2-inch glass baking dish. Bake uncovered until liquid bubbles and thickens slightly, about 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley or cilantro and serve. Bon Appétit, July 1999
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Snapshots Day in the Park
The 30th annual Delmarva Day in the Park Festival was held last Saturday in Delmar. Above, Caron Fontaine of Salisbury scoots down the slide during the festival. Right, Cassidy Blake of Delmar dances to the music of Sneak Preview. Below, sisters Kimi Kordek (front) and Audrey Kordek of Delmar, Maryland are pulled through the State Street Park in a wagon. And bottom, festival-goers line up at the Delmar Kiwanis stand for a crabcake or oyster sandwich. At right is the Delmar Lions Club stand, where hot dogs and hamburgers were available. Photos by Mike McClure
CHRISTMAS FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN - Shirley Sommers (right) and Teresa Littleton of Christ United Methodist Church, Laurel, sort school supplies collected for Laurel school children. Local churches, Dukes Lumber, the Insurance Market, Johnny Janosik’s, Walt’s Barbershop, Happy Harry’s, Curves, the Car Store and Maxine’s contributed to the effort.
Glimpses of the past
Above is Rogers Store on Delaware 24 (now Sandy Fork Store), as it looked around 1950. This store has served generations of Laurel people. The owners in 1950 were Ruth and Steve Rogers. Present owner is Christine Truitt, who has owned it for six years. Below are several members of the Rogers family, posing inside the store (note the old wall calendars). Seated, from left: Johnny Rogers and Ruth Ann Rogers (now Savage). Center row: David ‘Foxy’ Whaley, Raymond Whaley and Edna Mae Whaley (now Marvil). Back: Ruth Whaley Rogers.
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After a boring TV summer, Doing the Towns Together it’s football season again LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS Sarah Marie Trivits . 875-3672
For some, these days which are becoming increasingly shorter and without high humidity and extreme high temperatures, life is less hectic. All that makes up the joys of summer is now just a memory for this group. For others of us, while we are very much aware of the fact that the summer is behind us, we are becoming increasingly alive and filled with anticipation for we know that when we turn on our television sets there will be something more interesting to watch than the incessant reruns of boring programs that filled the screen during the summer. Who is this group that greets early fall days with joy? We are those people who thoroughly enjoy the rough and tumble, the good, the bad and the ugly of football, be it on a Little League field, a high school level, college games being played across the nation, or professional teams with all of their pros and cons. There was a time when women who enjoyed football were very much a minority group. Times change and now women openly support their favorite team, or dare to control the remote of the television set when their favorite professional team is on the tube. After the dull programming that was presented on the tube this summer, it was a great joy to watch the Steelers and the Dolphins last Thursday evening as the 2006-07 season of professional football got under way. Actually the opening game provided the very best of football. The evening was filled with John Madden and Al Michaels presenting the ins, the outs, the ups and the downs of the game. Who can possibly argue that these two men are not the finest broadcasting team ever? John Madden has been my idol for years and years. This man knows more about football than anyone, as far as I am concerned. He presents the game in his own unique style and does nothing but improve with age. His Raider teams were the best in the nation for a long while. He has his own unique style and way to present the game of football. Al Michaels just presents the game of football. He is not competing with John Madden in the broadcasting booth, nor anyone else. He gets excited and his excitement is contagious with those of us at
Moments with Mike Virginia ‘Mike’ Barton home. The opening game saw the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Miami Dolphins 28-17. Granted, one touchdown was very controversial, but the Steelers would have won even if that TD was called back. Steeler head coach Bill Cowler is everything a pro coach should be. He gets totally excited, snarls and has fire in his eyes when things go not as he has predicted, but displays compassion when necessary. There is not a doubt in the world but that Cowler runs the team. He puts the fire of winning in each of his players by use of a simple glance, a glance that fills the player with determination and desire to win. Bill Cowler is a total coach. Here at home, high school football, soccer, hockey and cross country are under way for a new season. This means that schedules at home are bing shifted and revamped so that parents can get out to the ball field and support their sons and daughters. Endless hours will be spent driving kids to practice and then making the return trip when the practice is completed, shifting mealtime, and changing much of life in general. Fall can be a challenging time for the average family, especially those with kids of different ages who play on different teams. It makes for short tempers on occasion, periods of great highs and deep lows depending on whether or not the team won or lost. But, fall sports and all that they encompass make for great memories. Life may get hectic, but in the long run it is all worth the turmoil — especially when your son or daughter knows you are there to support them — win or lose. In the long run that is what it is all about. Support. Whether it is the first year athlete in the PeeWee League or the professional athlete. Now, if the Raiders can just have a good year.
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Tommy Young from Delmar, who also writes a column for the Star (in the sports section) has requested that I inform our Delmar neighbors that the Kiwanis Club there is compiling a two-year local phone book and you are requested to inform one of that group or Tommy Young of new or change of address with name and current phone number. They are endeavoring to have this information in by mid-September. The club has been offering this service to the community for the past 25 years. Your information can be sent to any Kiwanis member or call Young at 875-3917.
Phillips. There are no September birthdays to celebrate as no one got a year older this month. Also, the next time you see Dot Hickman, one of the Red Hatters, ask her about her free dinner at the Texas Road House on Aug. 31.
Diane Thompson, chairwoman for the Lioness Club in Laurel, would like to invite you to join other “bingo buffs” at the club’s Longaberger games at 7 p.m., Laurel fire hall, on Tuesday, Sept. 26. It’s a fun night for all and tickets may be purchased from any Lioness, His ‘n’ Hers Beauty Salon or at the door that night.
Ryan Meade, a 2006 graduate of Salisbury Christian School, has left behind his Bethel home to venture into his college years. He will have four years of studies at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. He earned the Academic Achievement, Provost Scholarship and also a State and Messiah College grant. Ryan is the son of Darrell and Charlene Meade of Bethel.
The Laurel High School class of ’40 held its 66th-year reunion on Aug. 26 at the Delmar Diner. Twenty-one members and spouses attended. Arthur Smith was present, coming from Newark, and Nina Hastings Rementer attended for the first time. The next reunion will be Aug. 18, 2007, and members will be notified well in advance. A small group of adults, members of the Seaford-Laurel WPS, enjoyed wonderful weather and majestic scenery as they toured the Cape Cod area for several days last week. Among those from Laurel were, Janet LeCates Gertrude Meade and Connie Whaley. At the recent Historical basket bingo party, Janet Womach, who says she just can’t win a game, was, however, a big winner on that evening. She won a onequart strawberry basket, through the generosity of Thomas Wright (filched, no doubt, from the Farmer’s Auction Market!) The Red Hat Society “Lunch Bunch” had its monthly breakfast at the Dutch Inn on Sept. 9. On Sept. 18 members will dine at the Market Street Inn in Salisbury with hostesses Ginny Little and Debbie
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Letters to the Editor Mayor’s comments on annexation By now you may have read or heard about the forthcoming Special Annexation Election to be held on Sept. 18, from 2-6 p.m. at City Hall. At that time our residents and property owners will decide if the City of Seaford should add additional lands to its corporate limits. As an elected official who has more than 20 years of service to our city, I want to state my position on this annexation election. I believe that local government should have local control over what is finally built on these lands. The city is able work with DelDOT, DNREC, the Office of State Planning, and Sussex County in voicing our concerns and steering the development that will inevitably impact our city. These lands are within the growth zone as shown in the 2003 Comprehensive Plan. Will there be challenges with development and having it work within our constraints? The answer is yes. Has the city demonstrated its ability to face those challenges and work with our citizens and developers? I believe the city has. If the lands are not annexed, then the lands may still be developed in some fashion under the Sussex County zoning of residential-agriculture. By voting yes for the annexation, the city will have greater control of the type of development and be able to provide city services including police protection to residents who will be very close to our borders, while also having greater control over roadways and upholding municipal codes. Development near our borders is going to affect our community, even if it is in the county. By allowing annexation, you are voting for local control of local properties. I encourage you to vote yes and allow the local government the right to decide our future. Edward H. Butler, Jr. Mayor City of Seaford
Open letter to Citizens of the City of Seaford and surrounding community Recently, there has been a lot of discussion, both public and private, about the upcoming annexation election in the City of Seaford. Two of the sites proposed for annexation have belonged to and been farmed by my family for several decades. Having no family members who wished to continue our farming business, my brother and I sold one of these two sites to a developer. The other site, we plan to keep indefinitely. We carefully researched the reputation of the developer before we agreed to the sale. I will not list here the details of my lifelong residency and civic involvement in Seaford, but I can say without hesitation that I have always tried to be a good Seaford citizen and neighbor. It is not my intention, at any time, to be otherwise. As an owner of land — starting with land my parents purchased and my brother and I built upon — I have a desire, in my lifetime, to see this land responsibly developed so as to be an asset to Seaford. I believe that the best and most effective way of doing this is to have the land
Stars’ Letters Policy All letters should include the writer’s name, address and phone number for verification purposes. Names will be published. No unsigned letters will be published. No letters which the management deems to be libelous will be published. The Star reserves the right to edit or reject any letters. Send your letters to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or email morningstarpub @ddmg.net annexed into the City of Seaford. If this occurs our local (and accessible) government officials, with well thought out processes and plans, and meetings that allow for many opportunities for input from the public, will produce a result that will make us all proud. While some people may want Seaford to stay “just as it is,” many of us know that doing so would seriously cripple our area. Closed up buildings and declining shopping centers are not inviting faces for our community. Also, had we closed our doors to development in the past, we would have missed the opportunity to have some really great neighbors. I truly believe that everyone debating the annexation issue is in favor of what is best for the City of Seaford and our surrounding community. Issues such as the environment, traffic, storm water run off, population, and orderly growth are all very important. It is also important to consider the following reasons why annexation into the City of Seaford would best address these issues: • Annexation would be just the beginning of the process for development to occur in the city. If annexed, there would be numerous other steps where the public would have input into what occurs on the site. If annexation is denied, development could still occur through the county process but citizens could have less control over how property is developed. • Annexation would permit both the developer and citizens to have easier and more personal access to city officials and processes. • Denial of the annexation, which has never occurred in the city, could give prospective businesses the perception that growth is being stopped and boundaries being set for the size of city. • Due to requirements for storm water management and retention ponds, which are becoming even more stringent, development would create less water run off than open fields do. The City of Seaford has a reputation for being progressive, proactive, and reasonable. It is my hope that the annexation will pass and the land will come under its control. Please join me in a “yes” vote at the Special Annexation Election at City Hall on Sept. 18, 2006, from 2 to 6 p.m. Rex L. Mears, Seaford
Opposed to annexation I am writing because of my deep concern for Seaford. Do people know about the upcoming special election and what it
could mean to them and the town of Seaford? The large scale Annexation Proposal will be unlocking a Pandora’s box of building that could cause a population explosion with as many as 12,000 more homes. Are we ready to handle the issues that will come with that many new people? Who will pay for the new police needed, or the building or add-on to the schools? Will you want to wait 24 hours in an over-crowded emergency room, as I have seen happen in a town the size of Salisbury? It could be here. Will DelDOT be able to handle 50,000 more cars on the road? (It is congested most times now.) And who is going to pay for this work? Progress can be a good thing and so can growth, but it must be gauged, studied and gradual. Let us profit from the mistakes of other small towns by first planning ahead. Most of all, let us not lose the very heart of our country lifestyle. This can only be done by protecting the beauty of our town of Seaford now… whether you love to fish, watch the Eagles fly, or simply sit and watch the sun go down on the water, let us protect it by planning wisely. For once gone, it is irretrievable. Please! Go to the polls on Sept. 18 (2-6 p.m.) at the City Hall and vote against all six parcels. You can make a difference and it will make a difference in your life. Linda Meyers Seaford
What Price Annexation? On Monday, Sept. 18, Seaford citizens will have the opportunity to vote either FOR nightmarish traffic on our roads, waiting lines at the hospital, double shifts and major additions at our schools, overworked and understaffed fire and police departments, constant flooding, and a soaring tax burden to support the 50,000 additional residents, or AGAINST the six parcels proposed for annexation and for restrained, measured, and controlled growth. This is the choice you are given between the limited hours of 2 and 6 p.m. on a Monday when most working folks are left out of the voting process. Based on the 2000 census numbers, a four-hour window to vote only allows two seconds for each potential voter. The lunch hour is not even an option for working people. So surely absentee ballots must be an option provided by the city. Surprisingly, the city says that the Charter does not provide this right for annexation voting, so it is not allowed. It is not surprising then that most annexation votes are determined by less than 25 voters. Does the City of Seaford really want you to vote? The proposed annexation of six parcels totaling 606.4-acres boils down to these numbers: 606.4 acres times 18 dwelling units per acre times an average family of 4.5 persons equals nearly 50,000 more persons in nearly 12,000 new dwellings. That’s right, nearly 50,000 more persons in nearly 12,000 more homes, replacing trees and farmland and providing, you guessed it, run-off into our streams and
ponds of catastrophic proportions! .Just last month, strong storms overwhelmed drainage systems in the Seaford area, forcing evacuations and flooding our homes, even though we were considered outside the flood plain. Those flood waters collected in Hearn’s Pond and overflowed its dam into the waters downstream, creating havoc in Seaford. What happens on Hearn’s Pond happens to all of Seaford downstream. The present Hearn’s Pond dam is in a state of disrepair and proved inadequate for the second time in the last five years to handle the run-off of smallscale development; 12,000 more homes will cause catastrophic floods to Seaford and all its outlying areas. Since the proposed annexed area is within 100 feet of Hearn’s Pond, imagine the disaster another strong storm could bring Seaford with all that new concrete replacing farmland and trees. Visions of Katrina are very possible according to the maps of the Army Corps of Engineers and The News Journal! Taking these numbers one step further, if each family in the nearly 12,000 more dwelling units owns an average of 2.5 cars, then nearly 30,000 additional cars could be jamming our roads. For comparison, Salisbury’s population is just over 25,000 and Dover’s is around 33,000. Seaford’s population would be close to 60,000. Do you want Seaford to be twice as hectic and congested as those cities? Our schools would be pushed to the brink of crisis if even one-fifth of these new residents were of school age (10,000 new students). Would you like to see double-shifts and pay for two new elementary schools, a new middle school, and a major addition to the high school? We need only look at the citizens of Milford, who are experiencing the results of rampant annexation, to see what Seaford citizens would be facing down the road. In fact, double shifts and new schools as well as additions are in Milford’s plans. Who will provide these 50,000 persons health care, police protection, and fire and rescue services? Our hospital will need to expand dramatically to meet the medical needs of 50,000 more persons. Our devoted volunteer firemen will have to spread themselves thinly, resulting in slower response times. Who will suffer for this? Who will pay for this? So, what price annexation? Limited voting rights? Constant and life-threatening floods? 30,000 cars jamming our roads? Double shifts at our schools? Waiting lines at the hospitals? Overworked and understaffed fire and police departments? Soaring taxes to pay for the services to the 50,000 new residents? The bottom line is that annexation will result in long-term Seaford residents paying for the burdens left by long-gone developers! Responsible annexation is restrained and measured. The City should be more concerned in creating a shared vision and establishing exacting standards which the citizens and developers can aspire to meet not aggressive, reckless annexation policies and decisions that push our city to the edge of rampant, unbridled, and rudderless growth, a mad rush to get all the land into the city before the county does. There is a good reason many out-ofstaters want to move and retire here: Their hometowns have already lost control. Do
MORNING STAR you want to pay for these out-of-staters because their hometowns have already gotten out of control with excessive taxes and service costs? The burning question is how deep are your pockets, Seaford? Annexation or development need not be a threat to our way of life or our pocket books. Capital projects which improve the economic, cultural, historical, environmental, and recreational aspects of our lives are welcome. Then, what is missing? Citizen input. Citizens working with the city government can create a shared vision and establish exacting standards to attract the kinds of development that will improve our community. A good start would be to take the control from the developers and place it in the hands of the Seaford citizens by making serious changes in the Seaford Charter. On Monday, Sept. 18, you can protect your financial status from further burden and preserve our small-town way of life by voting “against” each of the six exhibits! Brenda Stover Seaford
In collaboration with the members of the Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, and Naturalization.
Concerned about annexation I wonder if the residents of Seaford realize that Hearns Pond drains into Williams Pond. When Hearns Pond dam fails, or is not opened in the event of heavy rains, Williams Pond dam becomes very dangerous. With a high density (14 families per acre) development here, the water will not be absorbed into the soil and will run directly into the pond, increasing the flood danger. This could cause disaster to LifeCare at Lofland Park and possibly to the new hospital cancer center. Seaford residents and landowners come out on Sept. 18, from 2 to 6 p.m. and vote against this high density annexation. Esther Berner Hearns Pond resident
An Open Letter to Laurel Mayor and Council and residents This is an open letter to the Laurel Mayor and Council, and the residents of Laurel. Now that the majority of our Town Council has voted to sell the site of the Laurel 4th of July festivities, church revivals, and other activities, some questions remain unanswered. I have been reading about several annexations the town is about to undertake, including 300 homes and commercial property along U.S. 13. While I aplaud this growth, we all know growth causes problems. The town will need additional employees in the administrative offices, police department, code enforcement and public works. Anyone who says the town will be able to do more without increasing employees in spite of this anticipated projected growth needs a reality check. Some departments are under staffed now. Where to house all of these new employees? The main office, police department, public works, code enforcement and the town’s alderman all share the same
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cramped building built during the Depression. And the town is land locked for expansion by a cementary, a former train station now used by the local Historical Society and two roads. None of which can be moved. The main office needs to expand into the entire building, and each of the other crowded departments should be housed independently away from the cramped administrative building. Since some our Town Fathers in their wildest dreams think the high school will house the 4th of July event, maybe they also believe the school will allow the town to put new buildings on their land. Having administration in a building which can sue you for not paying your bills; a code enforcement department which can cite you for violating ordinances, and the alderman who has to preside over these cases located in the same building doesn’t add much creditabity to the town or a person who has to face these charges. Even though our court is a fair court the system gives the appearance of a Kangaroo Court. What about building some new buildings for some of these departments on the land the town is trying to sell? You can build several buildings on four-acres of land. A local developer has even offered fill to bring the land above flood level at a reduced price. Maybe the state can bring in some fill from other sites. If the town sells the land; when these expansions become a reality, and they will, where can they find four-acres of open land within the current town limits? If they purchase land outside in the proposed annexed areas prices for land to build new offices will be a lot more than the $400,000 plus dollars the town thinks they will receive for the land; money that will be spent before the wake-up call for new buildings. Do we raise taxes to pay for the needed land? How often have we heard, “They’re not making anymore land?” It is my opinion if the town sells this parcel the taxpayers will live to regret it. From my presentation to the council a few weeks ago, I left with the impression they had not done their home work and that maybe a deal had already been cut for the sale of the land before the vote. Time will tell; in the meantime I hope the council rethinks their recent vote to sell this parcel. To the residents of Laurel who have been silent for years while our town slowly dies, it’s about time for you to speak out. Frank B. Calio Lifetime Laurel resident.
NARFE provides benefits for Federal Employees All Americans over 50 are familiar with AARP because we receive a letter when we’re 50 inviting us to join. AARP has been very successful in lobbying for benefits for older Americans such as reduced rates at many hotels and restaurants, movies, etc., and more recently, the Medicare Drug Prescription (Part D). Did you know there is another retiree organization in the area: the National Active Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)? Federal retirees and employees
are in a separate category from the general public. NARFE is the oldest and largest organization dedicated solely to the protection of federal retiree benefits. NARFE was formed in 1921 and is one of America’s largest organizations. It is a grassroots organization headquartered in Alexandria, Va., with active chapters in every state and Puerto Rico. Delaware has five chapters: Wilmington Chapter 1922, Dover Chapter 1174, Newark Chapter 85, and two local chapters: Georgetown Chapter 1922 and Coastal Sussex Chapter 1690. When congress looks for ways to cut expenses, it invariably considers how much can be saved by taking away those benefits that were promised to federal retirees. To date, the following laws have impacted many federal retirees; 1) The Government Pension Offset (GPO), enacted as part of the 1977 Social Security Amendments, treats two-thirds of government pension as if they are Social Security benefits which must be offset dollar for dollar from any spouse for which they are entitled. Normally, a spouse of a person covered by Social Security is entitled, upon death of that spouse, to receive the larger of either his/her Social Security benefits or that of the deceased spouse. Under the GOP, if the surviving spouse is a retired federal employee, two-thirds of the federal retirement must be deducted from any spousal benefit otherwise due from the deceased spouse’s Social Security benefit. 2) The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP), enacted as part of the 1983 Social Security Amendments as a way of improving the long-range picture of the Social Security Trust Fund, reduces the Social Security long enough to earn retirement benefits by as much as 60 percent. This means that a federal retiree who, through work covered by Social Security prior to working for the federal government, had earned Social Security benefits of $500 per month at the age 62 would have that benefit reduced to $200 per month under WEP. 3) Under an executive order by President Clinton at the end of his term, federal employees still in the work force pay their health care premiums with after-tax dollars, which amounts to approximately $400 per year. NARFE has been lobbying congress for several years to get this inequity corrected. 4) On the Delaware state level, those retirees with Social Security benefits pay no state tax on those benefits. Federal retirees had an amount equal to FICA withheld from their salaries, but are not granted similar state tax relief. This is another inequity which NARFE hopes to eliminate soon. While NARFE is strictly a lobbying organization, it does support Alzheimer’s Research. This article was republished from the Wave Newspaper, with permission from the author from Coastal Sussex Chapter 1690. The local chapter NARFE Georgetown Chapter 1992, holds monthly collections for Alzheimer’s. The Georgetown Chapter 1992 meets the third Monday of every month from September through June. These meetings are held at the Flight Deck restaurant at the Georgetown Airport, beginning at noon with lunch being served. However the September meeting has been changed to a covered dish luncheon at the home of Betty and Les Martens, at 9298 Middleford Road, Seaford. All federal re-
PAGE 53 tirees and friends are invited. For reservations or information call me at 629-9789, Pat at 934-0519, Loretta at 856-7625, or Bruce at 853-1600. mailto:email@example.com@earthlink.det. Reservation deadline is Sept. 14. Les Martens Seaford
Tragic event deserves “hue & cry” Why haven’t we heard a “Hue & Cry” over the terrible thing that happened on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 13. An outstanding member of our community was killed by a reckless driver. Dr. Sarah Dykstra was a devoted mother of three young children, while also being a skilled caretaker of our pets. Those who met her know she was a charming, wonderful person. I have seen the state police report in the paper about this tragic event. The report said the impact threw her 90 feet! How fast do you go to accomplish that feat? How far off road do you have to be to be safe? Frank Drohan Laurel
Delaware Public Archives hosting a special exhibition In recognition of Constitution Week, the Delaware Public Archives will be hosting a special exhibition of original documents celebrating the state’s important role in the drafting and approval of our Federal Constitution. The centerpiece of the display will be Delaware’s historic Ratification Document. Signed by 30 delegates on Dec. 7, 1787, this “crown jewel” of the Archives’ collections bears historic witness to Delaware’s role as the first state to approve our nation’s new frame of government. The documents will be available for viewing from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. from Sept. 16-23. Exhibit hours will be extended until 8 p.m. on September 21. The Archives will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 17. The Delaware Public Archives is located at 121 Duke of York St., in Dover.
Cattlemen’s Field Day Delmarva Cattlemen’s Association Fall Field Day is Saturday, Sept. 16, 2 to 6 p.m.,at Delaware State University’s Hickory Hill Farm, 7 Hickories Road, Kenton. 2 p.m., Registration. 2:45-3:15 p.m. - Cost Share Programs - John Bushey, conservationist, Kent Conservation District. 3:15-3:45 p.m. - Beef Quality Assurance - Paul Slayton, PA Beef Council. 3:45-4:15 p.m. - Choosing an A1 Program - Mike Wheatley, Genex. 4:15-4:45 - Seasonal Pasture Management Issues - Speaker TBA. Social time and casual barbecue to follow. 1.5 Nutrient Management Continuing Education Credits offered. You must attend the entire meeting in order to receive credits. RSVP to Chris and Karen Breeding at 349-9785 so that they may have an accurate head count for the barbecue.
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Parents, teach your children well about 9-11 I’ve just got to pass to you a few thoughts concerning a day we AT URPHY all hopefully will remember. I’m talking about 9/11/01 — the day We need to realize there our world as we knew it changed. As state Rep. “Biff” Lee is running are those around us, who unopposed this year, I think I can are trying very hard for us safely tell this without it being poto keep the great way of litical because it is not. At his pig pickin’ Saturday life we so enjoy in our evening, Biff thanked everyone for country. coming and asked everyone on Monday, Sept. 11, to pause for a make our troops, our police and firemen few minutes and remember those people feel very special, because they are. They including firemen and police who lost are looking out for you and me and we, at their lives at the World Trade Center and the very least, need to be behind them. in other incidents on 9-11. Biff is both a Enough said — but well said from his retired policeman and is a long-standing heart were Biff’s Saturday night commember of Laurel Fire Department, serving in many capacities including president. ments. In his brief remarks, he got very emoHey, fishermen, young fishermen that is tional about this, something out of charac— the Laurel American Legion Post 19’s ter for him as he is one who seems to keep and A & K Enterprises’ annual fishing his feelings inside. I got to thinking about tournament is coming up on Sept. 30. Just this Sunday evening, after three of my for entering there are prizes in addition to grandchildren headed home. Did I even savings bonds for some very good fishermention to them the many sacrifices on 9men. This is a great family event so this 11 for all of us, or did their parents talk year I’m encouraging everyone to sign up about it with them? It is so easy to sweep to make this the best tournament ever. Afthese things out of our mind including the ter all, the Legion is doing this for you — sacrifices our soldiers and their families our young people. are making in this very trying time in our history. We need to realize there are those King’s United Methodist Church fall around us, who are trying very hard for us festival is coming up on Sept. 23. There to keep the great way of life we so enjoy will be a Blessing of the Harvest and spein our country. I really think we need to
cial guests will be the Kings Ambassadors. There is just something about this event that gives you that great fall feeling. A chance to meet seldom seen friends, good food and enjoyable for children. I congratulate Kings Church members on a great community event for both Laurel and Delmar. A week ago I was in Happy Harry’s when employees were trying to reach the police after a shoplifter had made off with some items. As in a lot of the small towns, the first call to the police was unanswered because officers were out on patrol. This brought up a conversation between myself, assistant manager Joyce Shultie and the clerk behind the counter. A few years ago, the town of Laurel was going to see if it could get some volunteers to man the phones at the department when there was no one there available. The young lady behind the counter (forgive me, I forget her name) said she would be glad to do it as she could get college credits for doing it. The town of Laurel may want to revisit this idea. Well, fall is upon us — at least the signs are there. I’m talking about the harvesting of the corn which can be seen on most country roads in the area. Now those very efficient combines harvest every ear of corn in the field, leaving none for the picking off the ground. Years ago there was plenty on the ground for the picking
up, giving many a school boy and farmer’s son something to do. Can you imagine trying to sell the fodder or shucks 50 or 60 years ago? Times do change, don’t they? We have not heard much on the status of Laurel’s Shawn Phillips in some time. Shawn, as a lot of you know, was a star player for the Laurel baseball team several years ago and an outstanding pitcher for Del. State who signed with the Texas Rangers. In his rookie season he did a fantastic job only to have arm problems after the season. After an operation, Shawn had to rest his “flipper” for several months before pitching for an Independent League team in Washington, Pa., late this year. Shawn went 3-0 and his fast ball is back to the 91 to 93 miles per hour speed. Shawn is a determined young man. If that alone got you to the major leagues he would be there now. In any event, Shawn, we are still rooting for you! You ask, “How’s Dick Whaley doing?” Well, I haven’t seen him, but I do know it’s about this time of year that he takes those beginning hunter courses. This is the 47th year and this year come rabbit season, they are going to turn him loose along with one rabbit. There won’t be much rabbit stew at the Whaleys again this year, folks. See you soon.
New regs for nutrient application being considered The Delaware Nutrient Management Commission has announced the following proposed modifications to the current Delaware Nutrient Management Regulations: • Application of commercial fertilizer will be prohibited during the period of Dec. 1 to Feb. 15 and/or on frozen or snow covered ground each year. There may be a special exemption for application to some species of turf and some crops such as winter wheat that are actively growing. Each exemption will be on a case by case basis and must be approved by a certified nutrient consultant. • Misapplication, either purposely or negligently, on impervious surfaces, such as sidewalks, roads, and other paved areas,
is prohibited throughout the year. Misapplication violations will result in fines and/or suspension of commercial nutrient handler certification. Violations can be avoided by cleaning up the misapplied commercial fertilizer or chemical within the same day of misapplication. • Any farm that handles and applies nutrients such as animal manure is prohibited from such application on snow covered or frozen ground. • The nutrient management planning deadline for all current property owners that handle nutrients is January 2007. The modified regulations mandate that all new property owners after January 2007 shall have a plan in place within 180 days from the date that the property owner or manag-
er assumes control of the nutrient application on that property. Public hearings on the proposed regulation modifications will be held at the Delaware Department of Agriculture on Sept. 26, at 6 p.m., at the Gumboro Fire Company Hall on Sept. 28, at 6 p.m., and at the Delaware Department of Agriculture on Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. Otherwise, comments may be submitted in writing, on or before Oct. 27, 2006, to the Delaware Department of Agriculture, 2320 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901: Attention of Bill Rohrer, Nutrient Management Administrator. According to Bill Rohrer, “These regulation modifications are necessary to prevent or minimize fertilizer application during the part of the year when nutrients are
‘Past incidents have made it a priority of the commission to reduce winter applications and misapplications to impervious surfaces.’ Bill Rohrer Nutrient management administrator
most likely to run-off into the environment. Past incidents have made it a priority of the commission to reduce winter applications and misapplications to impervious surfaces.”
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Falling out a window is great fun, as long as the mattresses stay in place I had someone stop me last week to accuse me of making up ONY INDSOR the things that I write about in my columns. He landed on the I assured her, and I assure you, that the accounts I share in my mattresses below, rolled columns are actual occurrences. Not that my life’s experiences realoff and immediately ly matter in the scheme of life — I jumped about, reveling in mean, who cares? But I do enjoy writing about these experiences behis newfound adventure. cause it allows me to stroll through the past and relive some of the ened retribution left me realizing that if I more humorous moments. didn’t jump on my own, I would certainly I encourage everyone to do this whenbe forcefully plummeted out the window ever possible. You would he surprised when they arrived in the bedroom. Worse how many pleasant memories you can yet, they were threatening to throw me out bring to light. a different window. For example, I recall when my best Much like someone who is about to friend Carey Sprague moved out of Crclimb into a swimming pool and face the isfield and his grandmother’s house was frigid water, I leaned out the window, then left vacant. Many of the neighborhood heathens, of which we had a surplus, went back in the window, then out the window again, trying various positions before musinto the house and pretty much trashed it. tering the courage to jump. My brothers and I went to the upstairs Finally, I had my incentive. As my bedroom and threw three old bed matbrothers barreled into the bedroom like tresses out the window. They landed on two gorillas in a Tarzan movie, I leaped the ground about 50-feet below and my older brother, Tommy, and I were immedi- out the window. Within what seemed to be a split secately hit with an incredible idea. Let’s chuck our 6- year-old brother, Jeff, out the ond later, I landed abruptly on the mattresses. It was at that moment that I realwindow and see if we can get him to land ized that my brothers had “accidentally” on the mattresses. pulled two of the three mattresses off the Yes! Yes! Excitement rang throughout pile. the room; perhaps not as much for my After initial jumps the fears subsided brother, Jeff, as for Tommy and me, but and leaping out the window became a pasexcitement nonetheless. sion to us all. So, out the window Jeff flew, arms This passion was short-lived, however, flaying about, mouth gaped open. He when a friend of my father’s from Camlanded on the mattresses below, rolled off bridge, Md., came to visit our family one and immediately jumped about, reveling day. in his newfound adventure. As he drove down Richardson Avenue After being assured that the venture toward our house, he looked off to the was indeed successful, thanks to our live right and what he saw took away his test dummy, Tommy and I decided we breath. The other houses that sat along the would make the flight. avenue in front of the house we were My brother, being the oldest, complaying in somewhat obstructed the view. manded my respect, so I allowed him to As he looked in horror, all he could see go first. He leaned out the window and was my younger due to a sudden burst brother, Jeff, leaping of intimidation, hesiout the second story tated to make the As he looked in horror, all he window, followed leap. shortly thereafter by could see was my younger I love my brothmy brother Tommy ers. This was my oldbrother, Jeff, leaping out the and me. He had no est brother and I felt idea there were matit important to supsecond story window, followed tresses on the ground port him when he below. He must have was caught in the shortly thereafter by my brother thought we had midst of fear, so I made a suicide pact. came up behind him Tommy and me. He had no idea Needless to say, and pushed him out once my father there were mattresses on the the window. Not to learned of our new worry. He landed ground below. He must have recreational activity, safely on the pile of it was closed on the mattresses below. thought we had made a suicide spot. Now it was my It still amazes me turn. I crawled up pact. that we were never into the windowless hurt during our frame and looked bemany leaps out that window. Today, either low. Suddenly I felt bad that I had shoved one of us would probably break a leg if my two brothers out the window, mainly because they were now on their way back we fell off a street curb. up the stairs. Oh well, chalk it up to the follies of Their angry banter and shouts of threat- youth.
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turned over to her parents. The 17-year-old, Jeffrey E. Layton, was charged with theft of a motor vehicle and criminal contempt of a court order. Layton was committed to the Stevenson House in lieu of $1,000 secured bond pending further court action. Layton is accused of stealing his aunt’s 2002 Kia Sedona van at approximately 12:30 a.m. while his family was asleep.
Labor Day DUI Enforcement Delaware Law enforcement officers arrested 17 individuals for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol over the Labor Day weekend. Twelve of the DUI arrests were made by eight law enforcement agencies conducting DUI saturation patrols as part of the national DUI Crackdown called “Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.” The remaining five DUI arrests were made by the Sussex County DUI Task Force at their sobriety checkpoint on Saturday night on Rt. 1 in Fenwick Island. In addition to the DUI arrests officers issued one citation for an underage drinking violation, nine citations for seat belt violations, eight citations for other traffic violations and apprehended one wanted individual. A total of five sobriety checkpoints were originally scheduled for the holiday weekend, but were cancelled due to the heavy rains of Tropical Storm Ernesto. Although Labor Day marks the official end to summer, the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign will continue with weekly checkpoints through New Year’s Eve.
DSU band director charged with rape Delaware State Police have arrested the Delaware State University Band director for allegedly raping a 20-year-old male student. The incident allegedly occurred late Saturday night into early Sunday morning at the band director’s apartment in Linkside Apartments. Miguel A. Bonds, 31, was arrested last night and charged with rape second degree, two counts of unlawful sexual contact third degree, and providing alcohol to an underage person. Detectives learned of the incident Sunday afternoon when the victim came to Troop 3 to report it. The victim advised that on Saturday evening, after the football game, he was talking to Bonds on campus. During the conversation, the victim told Bonds that he was planning on pledging a fraternity next year, and Bonds offered to “teach him what he needs to know about
pledging.” The two then left campus and the victim followed Bonds to his apartment. After they arrived at the apartment, they watched a movie and then Bonds allegedly invited the victim into his bedroom while he was cleaning up. Bonds then offered the victim a drink and gave him an alcoholic beverage called a hypnotic, which contains vodka. The victim stated that within minutes he was feeling intoxicated but different than he ever felt before. The victim advised that he began having problems with his balance, so he sat down on the edge of the bed. Bonds then allegedly convinced the victim to lie down and he eventually put on a pornographic movie. As the victim was lying on the bed, drifting in and out of consciousness, Bonds allegedly began performing oral sex on him and touched him inappropriately. The victim did not remember much after that until he woke up in the morning and discovered that he was naked lying on the floor with a blanket and pillow. After waking up, the victim vomited several times and fell asleep again. The victim then woke up around 10 a.m. and left the apartment. After leaving, the victim received a phone call from Bonds, who asked if he remembered anything. The victim stated he told him no and hung up. Bonds was committed to the Delaware Correctional Center in lieu of $12,100 secured bond.
International Lottery Scam Delaware State Police Detectives are warning the public about an increase in complaints from people who are being scammed by what is labeled as an international lottery. The scam begins with letters and checks from several countries, including Canada, the United Kingdom and Nigeria. Victims receive a check for a specific amount and a letter stating they won an international lottery. The letters say the winners need to send back a portion of the money in a Western Union wire transfer before the rest of the money can be released. For instance, the check will be for $60,000, and they ask for $9,000 before the rest of the money can be released. Some of the victims then take the checks to their bank and deposit it. The banks will usually take the check since there is an authentic bank name on it; however, it can take foreign checks anywhere from 30 to 60 days to clear. When the check does clear, it is returned as a counterfeit. Some of the victims may have already spent the money, and the bank then has the right to pursue the account holder civilly.
If someone receives one of these checks from the fraudulent lottery they should immediately shred and discard it. There is no reason to notify the police. If people decide to send money to one of these international lotteries, they can notify police who will write a theft report, but they should not expect to get their money back. There is virtually no way to find the perpetrators of theses crimes. Remember, if it looks too good to be true, it most likely is. Also, it is illegal to play any type of international lottery, and people should be suspicious when they receive a letter and a check, knowing that they have not played any type of international lottery. No legitimate lottery requires the winner to pay to receive a prize.
Harrington explosion The Delaware State Fire Marshal's office arrested two Harrington, Delaware teenagers Monday, Sept. 11, in connection with Sunday night's explosion in Harrington. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. in the 100 block of Wolcott Street. The Harrington Police Department was sent to the area for a report of gunshots. Police officers discovered exploded debris in the street and called for state fire investigators. Deputy State Fire Marshals responded to the scene and conducted a post-blast investigation. An improvised explosive device caused the explosion. Investigators were able to determine that the device was activated in the street. Fire investigators and officers from the Harrington Police Department located two suspects in the area and determined that they were responsible for the device. State fire marshal deputies charged the two 14-yea-old males with Manufacturing an Explosive Device (felony), Reckless Exploding (misdemeanor), and Conspiracy 2nd degree (felony). They were arraigned in Magistrate Court 7, Dover, and each were released on $6,500 unsecured bonds. There was no property damage or injuries related to this incident.
LAUREL POLICE Kidnapping, Terroristic Threatening - On Sunday, Sept. 10, Laurel Police responded to the 1800 Carvel Gardens for a report of an assault. During the assault the suspect advised the victim that he had a gun. When the victim advised the suspect that she was going to call the police, the suspect grabbed the victim's infant child and fled the area. As
other officers were responding to the scene they observed the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle was stopped and the driver was taken into custody without incident. The infant child was located in the vehicle uninjured. Arrested was Charles Brown, 21, of Seaford, om charges of Offensive Touching, Terroristic Threatening, Kidnapping 2nd, Possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and Possession of a firearm by person prohibited. Out of State Fugitive - On Monday, Sept. 4, Laurel Police stopped a green Ford for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed that the driver was wanted out of the Morris County Prosecutors Office in New Jersey for failure to appear on drug charges. At that point the driver was arrested without incident.Arrested was Chris Young, 28, of Laurel, on charges of being an Out of State Fugitive. He was committed to SCI. Possession of Acid - On Wednesday, Sept. 6, Laurel Police responded to the Food Lion in Laurel reference to a shoplifting that had just occurred. As officers were arriving they located the suspect walking away from the area. The suspect was arrested. During a search of the suspect, officers located a small amount of acid. Arrested was Troy Calloway, 30, of Delmar, Del., on charges of Possession of Acid, Shoplifting and Conspiracy. He was released on $11,000 unsecured bond
Tresspassing - On Monday, Sept. 4, Laurel Police received information that Cortez Truitt, 20, of Laurel, was on the property of Hollybrook Apartments. Officers knew that Truitt was barred from the property after a prior arrest. Officers responded to the area and located Truitt in the area of 1300 Hollybrook Apartments. Truitt was arrested without incident. Open container violation On Friday, Sept. 8, Laurel Police were on patrol in the area of 500 West 7th Street when they stopped a subject walking down the street drinking a beer. The subject was arrested and later found to be wanted out of New Castle County Family Court. Arrested was David Dixon, 36, of Wilmington on an Open container violation and Drunk on the Highway. He was committed to SCI on $2,000 cash bail only on the New Castle County Family Court Capias. Assault and endangering charges - On Wednesday, Sept. 6, Laurel Police arrested Kavisha Farlow, 21, of Seaford on an active warrant out of the Laurel Police Department. The warrant was issued as a result of a fight that occurred in August 2006 at 500 Carvel Gardens in Laurel. She was charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child and released on $1,100 unsecured bond.
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People Oliver, Hunt to be married in Rehoboth Beach
Joy E. Oliver and Jason R. Hunt
Joy E. Oliver of Seaford and Jason R. Hunt of Chester, Pa., were engaged to be married on Sept. 4, 2005, in Las Vegas, Nev. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Oliver of Seaford. The future groom is the son of Paulette Walker Hunt of Bermuda and Winfield Hunt Sr. of Newark. A June 2007 wedding is planned at Baywood Greens and Country Club in Rehoboth Beach.
Laurel girl wins state pageant Moriah Michelle Reid, 7 and 1/2, was crowned Miss Delaware National Preteen Petite in a program that acknowledges girls’ academic accomplishments and community involvement, as well as poise and personality. The pageant was held Aug. 13 at the Dover Sheraton. Carrie Aiken of WBOC was the master off ceremonies. Moriah will compete in the national pageant to be held in Orlando, Fla., in November. She also received first runner-up in photogenic competition. Moriah is the daughter of Warren and Michelle Reid and sister of Caleb Reid. Her grandparents are Dave and Debbie Kiser of Laurel and Bill and Andrea Reid of Mardela, Md. Her sponsors were Bargain Bill’s Flea Market, The Car Store, Seeds, a Kid’s and Baby Boutique, and Solid Image Inc., all of Laurel.
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Girl needs sponsors for competition Ashley Jump, 11, daughter of Stephanie Grim of Laurel, has been selected to represent Laurel at the 2006 Miss American Preteen Pageant. She qualified by placing as a top finalist in one of the contests held at the annual Miss Delaware Preteen Pageant for 2006. Ashley will attend the national pageant for her age group in Florida and Disney
World during the week of Thanksgiving. She will compete for a national title and thousands of dollars in cash awards, prizes and scholarships. To sponsor Ashley in her competition, send your tax deductible donation to Ashley Jump, 641 East 4th St., Laurel, DE 19956 (due by Sept. 15). Make checks payable to: American Coed Pageants.
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✳ SEPTEMBER 14 - 20, 2006
Opinion Who will control the growth?
Guest Column Five Years Later By US Rep. Mike Castle It is hard to believe it was five years ago that terrorists used airliners as weapons and caused one of the greatest tragedies our country has ever faced, killing thousands of innocent Americans and challenging our homeland security. On this five year anniversary, I know each and every one of us is keeping in our thoughts and prayers the families and friends who lost loved ones on that clear September day. Our memories must sustain us through these difficult times. In the wake of September 11th, we grew stronger as a nation, united by our determination to protect our homeland and to prevent such a horrific attack from every happening again. In Congress, we went to work, passing laws to bolster aviation security, strengthen our borders, and enhance our intelligence sharing capabilities. Additionally, one of the critical lessons learned in the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks is that we now live in a global community, where governments must cooperate and share information in order to ensure the security of their citizens. This was most evident recently in the coordinated effort by the United Kingdom and the United States in thwarting a terrorist plan to attack planes over the Atlantic. However, the threats of terrorism are wide-ranging, and while we are gradually improving our ability to detect and disrupt terrorist plots, it is essential that we continue to evolve our techniques and get to the point where we are thinking a few steps ahead of our enemies.
This means improving security not only at airports, but also in several other critical areas: • Rail and Transit Security - One major hole in our homeland security strategy is rail and transit security as evidenced by recent bombings in Madrid, London and India. • Port Security - Clearly, another flaw in our national defense system is port security. This point was evident earlier this year when I joined many of my colleagues in calling into question plans to allow a foreign company to begin managing certain U.S. ports, without proper oversight. • Biometric Tracking Systems - Another lesson learned in the last five years is that terrorists are determined to exploit our nation’s openness, including using our immigration system to illegally enter the U.S. Currently, we do not have the ability to adequately screen persons coming into our country and make certain their level of threat. • Preparing First-Responders - Finally, it is imperative that we improve our level of preparedness by giving our nation’s first responders the tools necessary to keep us safe. I have introduced legislation that would enable volunteer firefighters and EMS personnel to more readily respond to disasters like 9/11. It is also important that we honor our brave soldiers and first-responders, who have worked so hard to keep our country safe since September 11, 2001. While we are safer than we were five years ago, it is vital that we use this opportunity to be proactive and fix our current security problems before it is too late.
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Unless we change our laws and raise property taxes to unheard of levels, growth will continue in Delaware, and particularly in Sussex County. For years people in western Sussex County watched as coastal Sussex County filled with homes, condos, shopping centers, hotels and every other form of development. We witnessed prosperity in the form of higher property values and we wondered why our parents did not buy property along the coast years ago before the incredible boom. We watched as highways were built in an attempt to keep up with the development. When possible, we made plans to visit the beach on weekdays instead of weekends to avoid the congestion. At one time in the not-too-distant past, rapid development was not a major concern in western Sussex. This changed a few years ago and now developers have their eyes on every town. Two major proposals for western Sussex County have captured the attention of area residents. The first involves a cluster of annexation proposals in the Hearns Pond area that will be decided by Seaford voters on September 18. The second is a mega-complex planned for an area between Seaford and Laurel. (At presstime, we learned that a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Laurel to discuss this complex was postponed.) In this edition of the Star are letters of support and opposition for the Hearns Pond area annexation election in Seaford. Supporters point out that the annexations will give Seaford better control over growth. Opponents feel that the growth will be at the expense of current residents outside of the city limits. The issue will be decided on Monday, Sept. 18, between the hours of 2 and 6 p.m. I have a lot of respect for Seaford’s leadership and I believe they will do all they can to look out for the interests of city residents and those nearby. This is a good
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reason for me to vote for the annexation. RYANT ICHARDSON On the other hand, I respect the residents I suggest that city of Hearns Pond for letting their concerns residents take time be known. They are to examine both sides doing all they can to help influence the lev- of this issue and then el of development in make it a point to their area. vote. Most annexation elections are decided Remember September 11, 2001? by a very small number of voters, How can we forget? even though the number of eligible We witnessed what hatred can voters is several times higher. do when unchecked. We learned I suggest that city residents take that some people in this world are time to examine both sides of this willing to die to destroy our way of issue and then make it a point to life. vote. I plan to give the annexations No matter how much we despise careful consideration and I plan to those who are determined to kill us, vote. we must learn a valuable lesson Residents outside of the city from them. That lesson is that they limits in the Hearns Pond area will have the resolve to continue the not have an opportunity to vote. fight until we are destroyed. Their only hope is to convince resiOur resolve to defeat them must dents inside the city limits to vote be greater if we are to survive. against the annexations. I predict the number of voters Real headlines will set a record, but I doubt that I like to end my column on a more than a couple of hundred will light note. Here are some more visit the polls. headlines that appeared in print. I would like to see a high number of people turn out for the elecDeer kill 17,000 tion. Then at least when the final And you think Delaware has a vote is counted, people on both problem. sides of the issue will know the issue was decided by an interested Ban on soliciting dead in Trotwood Who was complaining? and informed population.
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Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday
Heavy rain; breezy
Low clouds, fog breaking
Fog, then some sun
Sunny to partly cloudy
Sunshine and patchy clouds
Clouds and occasional sunshine
Almanac Statistics through Tuesday Sept. 12 at Georgetown, Delaware
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. 82Â° . 56Â° . 81Â° . 60Â° 68.2Â°
Total for the week . . . . . . . . . . 0.81â€? Total for the month . . . . . . . . . . 5.32â€? Normal for the month . . . . . . . . 1.67â€? Total for the year . . . . . . . . . . 32.40â€?
Smyrna 74/64 Dover 74/65
Time 1:22 a.m. 10:08 a.m. 5:36 a.m. 6:52 p.m.
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Milford 75/65 Greenwood 76/64
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The moon, and its relative distance to the Earth, affects tides on a monthly basis. When the moon is farthest from the Earth (apogee), tides of decreased range or currents of decreased speed occur. When the moon is closest to the Earth (perigee), the occurrence of increased range or currents of speed is more prevalent.
Date September 22 October 6 October 19 November 3
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Nanticoke River Roaring Point, MD
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SEAFORD 77/63 Blades 77/63
Rehoboth Beach 76/64 Georgetown 75/63 Concord 77/63 Laurel 77/63 Delmar 76/62
Bethany Beach 74/64 Fenwick Island 74/64
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large 2800 sq. ft. ranch with a detached shop and equipment building. Sun room, Huge family room, solid wood doors are just a few of the features. Located on 3.36 acres, it is a dream for the country boy. . MLS# 537997
Wooded Acre west of Seaford with Standard Gravity Septic already recorded with the state. Owner has done underbrush clearing. MLS# Minutes to Seaford. (No D.W.s) Only 536308
located in Rivers End. 5 BRs, 3 1/2 baths, spacious kitchen & family room w/ brick fireplace. Full bsmt. partially finished. Beautiful yard with screen porch & deck. MLS# 532154
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in this beauty of a ranch home, located at beautiful Craig’s Mill, west of Seaford. Sitting on a cul-de-sac with a 24 ft. family room, it must truly be seen inside to be appreciated. Many current features: windows, paint, doors, etc. MLS# 539909
this updated home with excellent care is ready for you to preview. Three BRs, 2 full baths, den or office, and fenced rear yard for the MLS# 539313 family or pet.
west of Seaford with mature pines and hollies. Buyer can live in existing mobile while he builds his new dream home, and may have the option to purchase other lots adjoining. Mobil lot has two wells, 2 car concrete floored garage, and steel farm shop with oversized door. The 3 parcels front on woodpecker and Old Carriage Roads, just min. to Seaford - prime country locations. Call Joan at 6294514x245 for questions on MLS#534120 and surrounding lots. (Restricted against Double Wides.)
Just Listed - 3 BR, 2.5 bath with formal DR, LR w/FP, FR, 2 car garage, storage shed, lg. landscaped waterfront lot. Ready for new owner. Call for appt. MLS#534501
- 2 houses, one mobile home, 2 non-operational chicken houses and 2 sheds on 18.4 acres. Main dwelling interior rebuilt in 2004. MLS# 534360.
This exceptionally nice 3 BR, 2 1/2 bath rancher features spacious master suite w/separate whirlpool tub & shower, lg. kitchen & fam. rm., deck in rear. This almost new home is situated on a well landscaped lot in Crestfield. MLS#540074
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