THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2006
VOL. 11 NO. 22
NEWS HEADLINES HIGH WINDS - Suspected micro-burst hits Bridgeville, pushes barn roof onto canopy. Page 2 HOME DEPOT - Can Seaford’s mayor help save the Home Depot project? Page 3 HOME BUILDING BLITZ - The construction of three homes for Sussex Habitat for Humanity is progressing at incredible speed. Page 4 GOING, GOING - A piece of Delaware history is going on the auction block. Actually, several pieces. Page 5 SPORTS COMPLEX - The developers of a proposed 480-acre sports complex are disappointed that a public hearing was cancelled. Page 12 BRIDGE WORK - Find out the new projected completion dates for two bridges washed out by the June 25 floods. Page 17 POLICE JOURNAL - Drug arrests, gang violence and a revolver in the face of a police officer are some of the items in the Police Journal. Page 22 FLOOD EDITION - Find out how to buy copies of a special flood edition and help the NIE program at the same time. Page 40 FIRST FULL WEEK - The first full week of the high school sports regular season wrapped up last weekend. See exclusive coverage starting on page 41. STARS OF THE WEEK - A Seaford soccer player and a Woodbridge football player are the Seaford Stars of the Week. Page 43 HEART ATTACK - When do you call for an ambulance if you suspect a heart attack? The answer may surprise you. Page 50
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GALESTOWN’S FUTURE - This photo of the damage caused by the overflow of the Galestown Pond, west of Seaford, was taken this past Monday. Find out when the project to repair the damage will begin on page 13. You might not believe how much it will cost for the repairs. Photo by Bryant Richardson
Annexation requests fail by a three-to-one voter margin By Lynn R. Parks Seaford voters have overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to annex more than 600 acres into the city. In balloting Monday afternoon, citizens and property owners said no by a three-toone margin to the annexation of six parcels, five of which form a 559-acre block of farmland south of Hearn’s Pond that stretches from alternate U.S. 13 to Conrail Road. The sixth, 45-acre parcel is on Old Furnace Road.
The vote came after a campaign by a group of Hearn’s Pond-area citizens against the annexation. A flyer that members of the group handed out door-to-door in neighborhoods throughout the city and that is headed “Beware” said that the annexation could triple the city’s population. Owners of four of the six parcels were requesting that their parcels be zoned for high-density residential development. Wilmington development company St. Rockland is one of the proper-
ty owners. “Up to 50,000 more vehicles could be jamming your roads,” the flyer said. In as statement released Tuesday morning, HAPPEN (Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization) said the vote was an instance of democracy in action. “On Sept. 18, the citizens of Seaford, in an unprecedented move, showed that democracy does, indeed, Continued to page 8
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Suspected micro-burst hits Bridgeville, pushes barn roof onto canopy By Lynn R. Parks
McComas said. Three vehicles were parked there when the storm hit, he said. Dave McComas has seen canopies over While the convenience store remains gasoline pumps blow over before. The open, McComas said that it will not have chief executive officer of GPM Investgasoline for sale until the end of this week. ments, which owns the 55 Shore Stop con- “That is assuming we can find the equipvenience stores on the Delmarva Peninsula ment,” he added. and nearly 100 Fas Marts in New England McComas was not able to say when the and North Carolina, said that during Hurri- canopy will be replaced. It will have to be cane Isabel, which completely rebuilt. hit the North CaroliWhile several wit‘We had never lost a canopy in a nesses reported seena coast three years straight wind with just a ago Monday, the ing a funnel cloud in company lost four the area, Valerie Methunderstorm.’ canopies. ola, a meteorologist “But we had never with the National Dave McComas lost a canopy in a Weather Service’s CEO, GPM Investments straight wind with forecast office in Mt. just a thunderstorm,” Holly, N.J., said that McComas said. her office determined that Bridgeville was Until now. actually hit with strong straight-line winds. On Friday, at about 6:15 p.m., a strong “The damage can be as severe and can wind picked up the roof of a nearby barn look similar to that caused by a tornado,” and deposited it on the canopy at the she said. “But the debris will all be scatShore Stop just south of Bridgeville. The tered in one direction, whereas after a torcanopy and the three gas dispensers under- nado it is more circular.” neath it were destroyed, McComas said. Meola said that the determination was Damages amounted to between $90,000 based on information her office received and $100,000, he added. from local emergency services personnel. “And that does not include the automo- “We have no plans to survey the area,” she biles that were underneath the canopy,” said.
This picture was taken by Bridgeville resident kay Sue Hardesty shortly after a storm went through town late Friday afternoon. Dave McComas, CEO of the company that owns Shore Stops, said that damages at the convenience store amounted to about $100,000.
Meola also commented on the fact that people in the general area of the storm did not report high winds. As close as 1/2 mile from the Shore Stop, winds were very still.
“In a thunderstorm you can have something called a down burst, or, if it is very localized, a micro-burst,” she said. “The winds come down very fast but can be very localized.”
Mayor wants to try to help Home Depot reconsider Seaford By Lynn R. Parks The fight to bring a Home Depot home improvement store to Seaford is not over. Mayor Ed Butler said Monday that he is interested in getting representatives from the company together with representatives of the Delaware Department of Transportation, to see if they can reach an agreement about how much Home Depot will have to spend on improvements on U.S. 13 in order to put a store there. DelDOT had estimated those costs at nearly $1.8 million. “Without this store, we are losing a lot,” Butler said. “With the jobs it would bring and the revenue it would generate, this is something that the community can’t afford to lose.” Don Harrison, spokesman for Home Depot, said that the store would employ about 150 fulltime and part-time employees. He was unable to estimate the amount of money the store would generate. The Seaford City Council gave final approval in May for construction of the 133,000-square foot store on 14 acres, between the Herr’s warehouse and the Leon Brown’s Floor Coverings building. But Home Depot contacted city manager Dolores Slatcher Sept. 1 to say that it was withdrawing from its contract to purchase the property. Slatcher said that Home Depot officials cited costs associated with its entrances off U.S. 13 and alternate U.S. 13 as the reason for the withdrawal. “The construction costs fell outside what was budgeted for this store,” Harrison said. Jason Gloeckler, spokesman for the Delaware Department of Transportation, said that those costs were estimated at nearly $1.8 million. The company would be required to pay for new signs on U.S. 13 and alternate U.S. 13. It would also be required to pay for new curbing, turn lanes, sidewalks, a DART bus shelter and a modified crossover on U.S. 13 and a bike lane on alternate U.S. 13. The DelDOT entrance plans for the store were approved in July. That approval expired at the end of six weeks. Gloeckler said that Home Depot was permitted for two entrances from U.S. 13 and one exit. It was also allowed to have two entrances and exits from alternate U.S. 13. Butler said that he is hopeful that representatives of Home Depot and DelDOT can come to an agreement. “I think we can meet together and do what is good for everyone concerned,” he said.
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Habitat goal is three homes in one week Local professional homebuilders are joining Sussex County Habitat for Humanity (SCHFH) to raise walls on three homes in the Concord area of Seaford to launch Habitat’s first subdivision in Sussex County. The Habitat for Humanity Home Builders Blitz is taking place this week. “In one week, we will build more Habitat homes than we used to build in a year. It is an exciting event for everyone involved, and it shows how people can come together to make an impact in our communities by providing affordable housing opportunities,” said Kevin Gilmore, executive director of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity. “Partnering with professional homebuilders allows Habitat to increase the number of homes we build, while builders can help their community by doing what they do best.” Locally, the Home Builder Association of Delaware (HBA-DE), Carl M. Freeman Communities, Pulte Homes, Ryan Homes, Klabe Homes, Atlantic Homes, and Schell Brothers recruited subcontractors and suppliers to obtain materials and professional labor for the project. The building of these three homes will kick off the start of the Concord Village. This subdivision is the first of its type in Sussex County, and it will eventually be home to 19 Habitat partner families. A special thanks goes to Meridian Engineering who donated their expertise to develop the site plan and to these six builders and the HBA-DE who have been meeting for nearly a year to plan this event. “We are
On Monday 115 construction volunteers converged on the scene of the Habitat build at Concord. The top photo was taken in the early morning and was submitted by Habitat. The bottom photo was taken in mid afternoon and shows the progress on one of the homes. The goal for the first day was to get all three homes enclosed. Photo by Bryant Richardson
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Delaware history will go up for bid Carvel estate auction will include letters from presidents, photos By Deborah J. Mitchell A piece of Delaware history is going on the auction block. Actually, several pieces. A sale of items from the estate of former Delaware Gov. Elbert N. Carvel and Ann Valliant Carvel will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the O’Neal Auction Center in Laurel. According to Randy O’Neal, Jos. C. O’Neal & Sons Auctioneers and Appraisers, of the 60 plus auctions the auction house conducts each year, this will be among the most prestigious in relationship to historical significance. Elbert N. Carvel was born on Shelter Island, N.Y., on Feb. 9, 1910. In 1916 his family moved to Maryland where he attended public school and later attended Baltimore Polytechnic and University of Baltimore Law School. He met his wife, Ann Valliant in Centerville, Md., in 1928 and they were married in 1932. The couple had four children. They moved to Delaware in 1936 where Carvel became treasurer and general manager of Valliant Fertilizer, a business owned by Mrs. Carvel’s family. In 1943 he became president and in 1945 chief stockholder in both Valliant and Milford Fertilizer. “I left a good job in Baltimore and came over here at a low salary because I thought Delaware was a land of opportunity,” Carvel said in the biography, “Elbert N. Carvel,” written by Roger Martin. Carvel lived in Laurel nearly 70 years until his death Feb. 6, 2005. Ann Valliant Carvel died soon after, on Oct. 24, 2005. Elbert Carvel was elected lieutenant governor in 1944 and served one term before being elected governor of Delaware in 1948. He won his second term as governor in 1960, becoming the first politician in Delaware to ever receive 100,000 votes. He was one of the youngest governors at 37 and he was only the second Democratic governor in Delaware in the 20th century. Carvel served his terms at times of population explosion and economic and social change, and according to Joseph O’Neal, Jos. C. O’Neal & Sons Auctioneers & Appraisers, he helped shape the standard of Delaware’s government today. His accomplishments include his leadership in the effort to create a Delaware Supreme Court, the building of the first span of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the development of many highways, the establishment of the Public Service Commission and the initiation of the State Development Department. “His correspondences show that during, and even after his political career, his influence went
as far as the Oval Office,” Joseph O’Neal said. The book, “The Strategy of Peace,” by John F. Kennedy is among the items that will be up for bid. Inside the book is a letter dated 1960 that reads “Dear Bert, I am taking the liberty of sending you a copy of my latest book...Our national security is necessarily a prime issue in the forth-coming campaign. No issue could be of more importance to our nation and our families. I hope this book will be of interest and help to you in the months ahead. With every good wish, Sincerely, Jack Kennedy.” Other items for sale include important letters and telegrams from presidents Truman, Kennedy, Johnson and Clinton, as well as signed and unsigned photos and portraits taken during significant events in the nation’s history. A striking portrait of Carvel, John F Kennedy, and J. M. Tawes (then governor of Maryland) is among the memorabilia. The portrait was taken just days before the Kennedy assassination. A letter on White House stationary dated Nov. 27, 1963, says, “Dear Governor Carvel, I deeply appreciate your kind expression of solace in this tragic hour of our Nation’s history. In the days ahead I will need your continued prayers and support.” Lyndon Johnson. According to Randy O’Neal, a Potthast Brothers (Baltimore, Md.) mahogany 10-piece dining room set and sideboard will be included in auctioned items. “The set was purchased by Carvel in the late 1940s at the price of $1,200,” he said. “Gov. Carvel also purchased a set for Legislative Hall, and today a portion of the second set remains in the governor’s office and Belmont Hall in Smyrna.” The estate also includes a mahogany slant-front desk carved with the State Seal of Delaware, made for Carvel by Franklin Kinnamon. According to O’Neal, the desk is one of only three known to have been made. Paintings by Delaware artist Henry Progar; (Winter at Trussum Pond, Cypress Trees and a portrait of Carvel) will also be sold. The auction list also includes a Van Briggle pottery collection, governor car tags, books, plaques, a flag and a Nur Temple presentation pendant set in 14karat gold with two tiger claws and a one-carat diamond. Over a half dozen scrapbooks put together by Mrs. Carvel that span Gov. Carvel’s political career include items such as the original invitation and program of the inauguration ceremony for President
Franklin Roosevelt and Vice President Harry Truman. Jos. C. O’Neal & Sons Auctioneers & Appraisers were established in 1971 by Joseph C. O’Neal. Son Andy started auctioning in 1996 and Randy joined the group full time in 2002. According to Randy, since October 2003 the company’s catalogued auctions of fine art, antiques and collectibles have also been broadcast on the internet via eBay Live Auctions. The Carvel estate sale will be the company’s 20th online live broadcast auction. “We are the only company outside of Delaware and Philadelphia to run online auctions through eBay Live Auctions,” Randy O’Neal said. “We are the first auction company in this area to have
an online presence. Online bids are simultaneous to the live auction in Laurel. I am the online bidder’s representative on the floor.” An online presence means preparing two months in advance with the cataloging of items. Nearly 2,500 photos are taken and downloaded on the computer. After the auction, items have to be shipped to the buyers. “We have shipped to every state in the United States and nearly 30 countries in Europe and Asia. The last eBay auction was Aug. 25 and 26 and we are still shipping items,” Randy O’Neal said. Elbert Carvel believed in the importance of history. “One of the things I tell people when I go various places throughout the state is that you are part of history.,” he told his biographer Martin. “Many times, things of this
caliber are not available to the public,” Randy O’Neal said. “On Oct. 14, the Delaware public has an opportunity to own a piece of Delaware History.” The auction will begin Saturday, Oct. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the O’Neal Auction Center, U.S. 13 and Delaware 24, Laurel. Items for sale will be on exhibit Tuesday, Oct. 10, noon until 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Friday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. A catered exhibition gala will be Friday, Oct. 13, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Phone and absentee bids will be accepted. Online bidding will be available at www.ebayliveauctions.com. Jos. C. O’Neal & Sons Auctioneers & Appraisers can be reached at 302-875-5261. The company’s Web site address is www.onealsauction.com.
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Business Mix Leadership Academy at Del Tech The Owens Campus of Delaware Technical & Community College announces the opening of its Leadership Academy. Designed to transform good leaders into great ones, the Academy will offer a series of innovative courses and workshops presented in various learning formats. Individuals currently in leadership roles, those who aspire to hold a leadership position, or improve their basic leadership skills will benefit from the Academy’s introductory course, The Leader in You. This high-tech, high-touch course, which begins Oct. 13 and ends Nov. 3, includes 18 hours of online instruction, training and support and a six-hour interactive workshop held on campus. The course will provide students with the proper mix of knowledge and skills to become highly effective leaders within their organizations and communities. Each student enrolled in this leadership course will complete a personalized leadership development plan under expert guidance Michael Nally, one of Sussex County’s most successful entrepreneurs, was chosen to lead this introductory course. Nally is principal of Integrity Communities, LLC in Ocean View, Del.; though his leadership, the company has acquired, designed and developed over 200 million dollars of real estate since 2004. Previously he was employed by Carl M. Freeman Associates in Potomac, Md., where he moved up the corporate ladder to COO. With a master’s degree in organizational leadership, Nally has created strategies, programs, and plans for numerous organizations, teams, and leaders. Upcoming fall workshops to be offered by the Leadership Academy are Project Management for Corporate Leaders in November and Teaming with Courage: Developing & Leading High Performance Work Teams in November and December. Both workshops will be presented in evening or Saturday sessions. For more information about Delaware Tech’s Leadership Academy and its offerings, call Shelley Grabel, educational training specialist for Corporate Programs, at 855-5905.
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Mercantile Peninsula Bank president and CEO, Jeffrey F. Turner announces the recent promotion of Reneé Knowles to branch officer. Knowles began her career with the bank in 1985 in the customer service department. She has since been promoted numerous times, holding positions of teller, customer service representative, loan documentation specialist, and branch manager. She currently manages the Georgetown office. Knowles is a member of the Bank’s Customer Culture Task Force, and is involved with both the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and the GeorgetownMillsboro Rotary. She has completed multiple American Institute of Banking courses and seminars. Knowles resides in Seaford with her daughter, Lauren.
Arciuolo joins Morning Star Morning Star Publications welcomes Beverly Arciuolo to its sales staff. Arciuolo is the current president of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce and the former owner of Bev’s Specs in Downtown Laurel. She was also co-owner of Eye World in Connecticut, where she Bev Arciuolo comes from originally. Arciuolo now resides in Laurel with her son. With years of experience in customer service and sales, Morning Star Publications is pleased to have her join its staff. Arcuiolo may be reached at 629-9788. Morning Star publishes the Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers, the Salisbury Business Journal and the Morning Star Business Report in addition to several special-interest periodicals.
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work,” the group said. “HAPPEN hopes that all residents are empowered to work with the city council to develop a shared vision for the future of their community, a vision that will reflect positive growth and development in Seaford, while protecting all its positive aspects we hold dear.” Brenda Stover, spokeswoman for the group, said that no one from the group would have any further comment until after the group’s meeting tonight. That meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Seaford Museum, High Street, starting at 7 p.m. Mayor Ed Butler said Tuesday morning that he was disappointed in the vote. “Naturally, I wanted it to pass,” he said. But he added that there could be important lessons in the vote. “Annexation is an important thing and maybe we should slow it down a little bit, and make sure that as we grow, we can take care of the infrastructure,” he said. “The people who voted are not against growth — enough of them called to tell me that they were voting against it not to vote against growth, but to make sure that we take care of what we have.” Property owners Rex Mears and Tuong Quan also expressed disappointment in the vote. “This is a sad day for the city of Seaford,” said Mears. “This vote sends the signal that people in the city of Seaford are not interested in development.” Quan said that he was frustrated by HAPPEN’s claim that the annexation would lead to increased traffic in town. “This would not mean congestion in the city,” he said. “This would mean more money going into the city. The value of property would go up and everybody would benefit.”
Mears said that welcoming into town a developer like St. Rockland is a “no-brainer.” He added, “They were willing to work with the city. After the annexation, there would have been plenty of time for dialogue.” Mears said he did not know what the property owners will do. “There is always plan B,” he said. “I can tell you that if a developer buys a piece of property, he’s not going to let it sit idle.” The properties that were up for annexation were: * 45 acres on Old Furnace Road, owned by Nanette Corey, Bridgeville. Corey was 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 was 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 was 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 was for light commercial and highdensity residential development. * 141 acres on Hearn’s Pond Road, owned by Tuong T. Quan, Seaford. Quan was 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 were requesting that the land be zoned for light industrial development.
FIRST SUBDIVISION - Local professional homebuilders joined Sussex County Habitat for Humanity on Monday to raise walls on three homes in the Concord area of Seaford to launch Habitat’s first subdivision in Sussex County. Details on page 4. Photo by Bryant Richardson
GALESTOWN’S POND - This is how the Galestown Pond looks today. Despite early rumors, the pond will be restored to its previous level. See details on page 13. Photo by Bryant Richardson
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Mum’s the Word! FISHING DERBY - Nanticoke River Yacht Club is sponsoring a Children’s Fishing Derby at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Blades Marina. Shown here is Bernard Warshow, chairman of the event, holding some of the 140 prizes. All children are to bring their own rods and the NRYC supplies the bait, free lunch, and prizes for all. Photo by Pat Murphy.
Bridgeville News Community-Wide Yard Sale Sept. 23 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. Neighborhood Clean-up Day Sept. 30 The Town will again employ M-T Trash to do a special curbside pick-up on Sept. 30. Items need to be curbside by 6 a.m. M-T Trash will only go down each street once. Allowable items for pick up are: furniture, household trash, stoves, and limbs bundled in 4-foot lengths. Items that will NOT be picked up are tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. M-T Trash will have a truck available to pick up refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners, as long as the Freon has been removed. M-T Trash will also have a truck to pick up paint, stain, etc. Note: These
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Education Seaford students taking advantage of rigorous courses When students attending Seaford School District’s secondary schools contemplate what classes they will take each year, rigor is on their minds. Beginning in the sixth grade and continuing through graduation, there are a number of academic options from which they may choose. Seaford Middle School offers an honors curriculum giving sixth graders the choice of taking both honors English and honors mathematics. Their seventh- and eighth-grade years add honors science and honors social studies to their schedules with this year’s eighth-grade class having a full section of algebra II. Briana Bolden, Taylor Budke, Deronte Frisby, and Tosajhn Joaquin-Devonte Hughes are some of the Seaford Middle School students who have elected to take all four honors classes during their final year in middle school. “This is important to get ready for college,” explained Hughes. “I did it last year, too. I feel I need a strong background in my academic classes so I will be able to do well in my freshman year in college. This will prepare me for that in our high school.” Students may preview the prealgebra, algebra I and algebra II classes each summer, taking a full six-week schedule if they desire. Last summer more than 80
middle school students did just that, one of whom was Alexis Lowe, a current ninth-grader at Seaford High School, who took algebra II. “I wanted to make sure that I had a real strong mathematics background for high school,” she pointed out. “This was an easy way to accomplish that.” Students may also take advantage of an SAT-prep course, with the option of taking it Tuesday after school or Saturday morning. A dozen three-hour meetings concludes the Saturday just before the January administration of the SAT at Seaford High School. This is a route that sophomore Lindsay Chapman has elected to take. “I know this will help me when I take the SAT,” she said. “There is no doubt what I need to do to get ready for college. The SAT is an important part of that.” Students, beginning in the sixth grade, are selected for the Advanced Placement Incentive Program, which focuses on having non-traditional students access the school’s most rigorous curriculum. Senior Karen Ramirez opted for this initiative. Last year, she was honored during the program’s spring banquet for her accomplishments and activities at Seaford High School, which included being co-editor of “The Bird’s Nest” Writing Center
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newsletter, serving as a tutor and as a member of the Sussex County Youth Philanthropy Board, participating in the Learn and Serve Worldwide Conference in Philadelphia, representing Seaford High School in the Delaware Boys & Girls State program, being nominated for the Delaware Hispanic Student Award, and taking three Advanced Placement classes. This year, Ramirez has included four Advanced Placement classes as well as a University of Delawaresponsored English class to her schedule. Said Ramirez, “The Advanced Placement Incentive Program has been very helpful in keeping me on track for college. People in our schools have met
with me regularly to check my classwork and talk with me about how to shape my schedule. Also, it has allowed me to create a strong resume for college admission. It has been great for me.” Seaford High School now offers nine Advanced Placement courses, biology, calculus, English 11, English 12, European history, physics, Spanish, U.S. History, and World History. Beginning in the 2007-2008 school year, Advanced Placement Statistics will be added. Junior Ryan Budke is taking full advantage of this rigor, with four such classes on his schedule while senior Kate Baltz takes five. Budke explained that his plan
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Del Tech, Wilmington College sign admissions agreement Students from Delaware Technical & Community College may now simultaneously enroll at Wilmington College, thanks to a dual admissions agreement signed this week. The agreement will provide students in 22 different programs the opportunity to transfer their credits seamlessly from Delaware Tech to Wilmington College where they will have junior status. Business administration, human services, computer information and networking, nursing, and visual communications are just a few of the eligible programs. “This partnership with Wilmington College takes our connected degree programs to the next level,” says Judith Caldwell, vice president of academic affairs at Delaware Tech. Wilmington College is also excited about the partnership.
Dr. Betty Caffo, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Wilmington College says, “We look forward to the opportunity the agreement creates and are always happy to accept Delaware Tech students who are well-prepared for Wilmington College’s degree programs.” Students are not only able to transfer their Delaware Tech credits, but the dual admissions agreement provides a host of other benefits. These include the opportunity to meet with a Wilmington College advisor on Delaware Tech’s campus during their first semester and to lock in their bachelor’s degree requirements. Students will also enjoy the benefits of upper-level status when registering for their first semester at Wilmington College and will have access to both institutions’ facilities.
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Developers want to get facts out about sports complex By Tony E. Windsor The developers of a proposed 480-acre sports complex are disappointed that a scheduled public hearing in Laurel was cancelled last Wednesday. Preston Schell, president of Ocean Atlantic Associates, Rehoboth Beach, said that he and others involved in the project looked forward to discussing the plans for what he sees as a major economic boost for western Sussex. The Discovery project is being planned for a large tract of land located just off US 13 and Camp Road in Laurel. Ocean Atlantic Associates, of which Schell is president, and the David G. Horsey family are working toward a summer 2007 ground breaking for construction of a major sports, entertainment and retail multiplex. Aware there may be some opposition brewing in the greater Laurel area from members of the public who are concerned about the size and content of the multiplex, Schell said he and the Horsey family are interested in helping to address these concerns with “the facts of the development plan.” In recent months, the town of Laurel has been entertaining multiple requests for annexation into its corporate limits as well as several significant residential projects. However, the Discovery project surpasses anything Laurel, or any community in the local region, has considered in recent history. The details of the multiplex, almost 500 acres, with plans for more than 1.3 million square feet of retail operations, three motels, a cinema, a sports stadium, a multipurpose stadium and proposed amusement park, are certainly awe-inspiring. Add to this the fact that the project also calls for as many as 1,400 residential units, including townhouses and condominiums. But Schell wants people to take a longterm view of the project, scheduled to be built in three to four phases over an eightto 15-year period. He said full plans for each phase will have to be brought before Laurel Town Council for approval before work can begin. Horsey family representative Bobby Horsey said that nothing in the project is being developed without research on effects on traffic, schools and fire service. “We have already had several meetings with the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department,” Horsey said. “Laurel has the largest fire district in the state and development taking place to the east of the town of
Laurel will certainly add to the department’s service load. We want to make sure we do not create any hardship.” The first phase of the Discovery project includes plans for a Laurel Volunteer Fire Department substation to be located on the grounds of the multiplex. Schell agreed that the plans are based on research. “We are not simply relying on the state to tell us what needs to be done,” he said. “We are doing studies and research well beyond those that are mandated. We want this project to be community-friendly and be enjoyed as a welcome addition to the area. “ Schell added that a consultant has been hired to research the impact the project could have on the future of the schools in the Laurel area. The consultant, Schell said, is a former Department of Education employee who has first-hand knowledge of the needs of the schools system.
Special development district Last week’s public hearing in front of the Laurel Planning and Zoning Commission was part of the developer’s plans to have the project site annexed as a “special development district.” The state’s special development district guidelines necessitate that the district be established in accordance with the municipal’s approved Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The town must vote to approve a special development district and then request a charter change through the state legislature. Schell said having the special development district enables special taxes to be imposed on people who elect to locate in the project. These taxes can be used to fund necessary improvements to water and sewer systems, roadways, streets, sidewalks and lighting, as well as construction projects to support schools, libraries, fire, police and municipal government. The improvements that would be directly related to the impact of the Discovery project can also be done in the general area of the town, not just within the confines of the project property. Schell said the Delaware Department of Transportation has already pointed out a need to address existing traffic hazards at the intersection of US 13 and Camp Road, near the Discovery location. “Our plans call for redirecting Camp Road so that accessing it is no longer a traffic hazard,” he said. “This is only one
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plex is calling for as many as three motels to be built in the property. Baker said she hopes that people in greater Laurel see Discovery as a support for the community at-large. “We hope that local sports leagues will use the resources and families will shop, dine and take advantage of the entertainment opportunities. This project has the potential to provide a major economic opportunity for this area. At its full development we estimate as many as 7,000 to 10,000 new jobs for people right here in Laurel.” she said. Bobby Horsey said he and his family are committed to Discovery and are confident that if people are willing to listen to the facts, they will see how important this can be to the people of the Laurel area. He had hoped that he, Schell and Baker would have been able to share the plans surrounding the development of Discovery during last week’s Laurel Planning and Zoning meeting and was disappointed that it had to be cancelled. However, Horsey said he and the other developers want to answer any concerns or questions people may have about Discovery. He can be reached at 302-644-7777.
TOWN OF LAUREL PUBLIC HEARING The Laurel Planning & Zoning Commission will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. to review the application for a proposed Large Parcel Development Overlay District (LPD), located off of U.S. Route 13 North, Camp Road, Discount Land Road, and Colonial Road, now or formerly know as Discovery Group, LLC, tax map #’s 2-32/6.00/40, 41, 1-32/12.00/109, 109.01, 118, 119, & 123, Laurel, Delaware. The site contains approximately 480 acres more or less and is proposed for 1,283,900 square feet of commercial, retail, restaurants, hotels, office space, and recreation fields, and 1,400 residential dwelling units. The hearing will take place in the Laurel Fire Hall, located at 205 Tenth Street, Laurel, Delaware. Copies of the proposed LPD are available at town hall for review, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. All interested parties should appear at the hearing to present their concerns, comments, etc.
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GALESTOWN PLANS IN THE WORKS - The photo of the damage at Galestown Pond, west of Seaford, was taken this past Monday. Bob Tenanty, director of Public Works for Dorchester County, Md., said work is progressing on the plans, specs and permitting needed for reconstruction of the road and spillway at Galestown. Tenanty estimates that construction will begin in March 2007 and take about six months to complete at a cost of around $1.5 million. He said the pond will be restored to its previous level. Rains on June 25 of this year washed out the roadway when the spillway became clogged with trees and brush that had washed into the pond. Anywhere from 14 to 18 inches of rain fell in the Galestown area on that Sunday morning. Photo by Bryant Richardson ®
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PUBLIC HEARING LAUREL PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION The Laurel Planning & Zoning Commission will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, beginning at 7:00 p.m. or as soon as possible thereafter, to consider amending Laurel’s 2004 Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map. The public hearing will be held in the Mayor and Council Chambers, located at 201 Mechanic Street, Laurel, Delaware. For more information, please contact Assitant Town Administrator Jamie Smith at 875-2277.
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✳ SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2006
2007 officers of the club are: Connie Keene, secretary; Randy Revel, president; Ray Whaley, treasurer; and Dwight C. Blakeney, first vice president. Absent is Dale Kenney, second vice president. Photo by Morris Harris.
SILVER EMPLOYEES - The DuPont 25-Year Club held its annual banquet recently. Above, Betty Edgar, left and Helen Kern, right, stand with club member Frances Bennett, who has been retired from the former Seaford plant for more than 30 years. Photo by Morris Harris. President of the 25-Year Club Wayne Obermire (left) addresses the audience at the annual banquet of the DuPont plant 25-
Carol Greene, Randolph Stanley, Ike White and Paul Moore enjoy the meal and each other’s company. Photo by Morris Harris.
year club. Obermire, who lives in Seaford, retired from the plant about three and one half years ago. The dinner was held at the Laurel Fire Hall Friday, Sept. 8. About 300 retirees attended the event. Photo by Morris Harris.
Families were a big part of the DuPont Company as brothers (left to right) Richard “Reds” Griffith, Howard “Reds” Griffith and Robert Griffith join Ed and JoAnne Clayville, Bobbi and Les Ammons at the banquet.
HISTORIC AUCTION - A sale of items from the estate of former Delaware Gov. Elbert N. Carvel and Ann Valliant Carvel will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the O’Neal Auction Center in Laurel. According to Randy O’Neal, Jos. C. O’Neal & Sons Auctioneers and Appraisers, of the 60 plus auctions the auction house conducts each year, this will be among the most prestigious in relationship to historical significance. Above, from left, Randy O’Neal, Andy O’Neal and their father, Joseph, show off some of the items that will be on the auction block. In the foreground is a portrait of the late governor. See story, page 5. Photo by Pat Murphy
✳ SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2006
If a lecture it takes, then a lecture—maybe two—it will be I don’t often lecture my children nowadays. At 21 and 25, they are certainly old enough that they don’t need to hear my advice on the best ways to do this or that. And any lecturing that I would do would in any case have to be done by phone: My daughter is in college and my son lives on the West Coast, as far from his mother’s lecture as he could get without leaving the country. Lecturing by phone, when the person who is supposed to be mulling over your advice and slowly coming to your way of thinking could instead be reading a book, is useless. But lecturing is in my nature. There are some things about which I feel so strongly that I simply must try to sway people toward my way of thinking. Fortunately, I have this space in which to pontificate. The lecture for this week is on climate change. Not that I haven’t spoken out on this phenomenon, the result of excess amounts of carbon dioxide, generated from fossil fuel emissions, in the atmosphere, before. But any good mother will tell you that a good lecture is worth repeating, and repeating again. The latest news on climate change comes from Siberia, that place of legendary cold and ice. According to a recent report by National Public Radio, that ice is melting. “Vast tracts of Russian tundra, frozen for tens of thousands of years, are starting to thaw,” reporter Gregory Feifer said. “Many experts say the process is taking place so fast, they can only attribute it to the effects of global warming.” According to Feifer, permafrost that lies underneath Siberia’s great marshes is melting, turning the marshes into lakes. Consequently, plants that live on those marshes, green and red mosses, white lichens, and blueberry and currant bushes, are dying. Most chilling of Feifer’s report is a prediction by botanist Sergei Kirpotin, who is studying the changes in the marshes, that climate change in Siberia has reached the point that it is irreversible: “As we predicted in the early 1990s, there's a critical barrier,” Kirpotin said. “Once global warming pushes the melting process past that line, it begins to perpetuate itself.”
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LYNN PARKS Last year, scientists with the Union of Concerned Scientists warned that our civilization had about 10 years in which to reverse the harmful effects of climate change. That window of opportunity is now down to nine years. “Because most global warming emissions remain in the atmosphere for decades or centuries, the energy choices we make today greatly influence the climate our children and grandchildren inherit,” the scientists’ group says. “We have the technology to increase energy efficiency, significantly reduce these emissions from our energy and land use, and secure a high quality of life for future generations. We must act now to avoid dangerous consequences.” At the start of the 21st century, we look back on previous generations and thank them for their hard work and sacrifice. We honor our parents and grandparents who fought and sacrificed during World War II for having the courage and foresight to do what was right. Fifty or 100 years from now, how will our descendants judge us? Will they praise our foresight and sacrifice in battling climate change? Or will they marvel at our selfishness and greed—at our insistence on big, gas-guzzling cars, on inefficient land-use that encourages sprawl, on living life as though oil supplies are endless? There are simple things we can do to cut energy consumption: Drive less. Try to buy food and other products that are produced locally. Turn off lights. “If every household in the United States replaced four regular light bulbs with four energy-efficient bulbs, the energy saved would be equivalent to that that is produced by 30 power plants,” the Union of Concerned Scientists says. Perhaps even more importantly, in this election year we can encourage politicians to take notice of climate change and to pledge to work to reverse it. While individual actions matter, only through a strong national policy on energy use and fossil fuel emissions will we be able to change course. Now, I hope you were paying attention.
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Perfect property for the small business owner/entrepreneur! 2.37 acres on U.S. Rt. 13 North of Bridgeville zoned C-1. Well maintained 3 BR, 3 BA rancher w/ attached office suite. 2 bay garage, 2 storage sheds, full basement & floored attic for storage. A unique opportunity! Just reduced from $425,00 to $395,000. (MLS 535761)
2000 SQ. FT. RETAIL SPACE on Market St. in Bridgeville. All brick building, good income. Call for details. $220,000 (MLS#540640) Back on the Market
Delightful 13 Acre Horse Farm with Quality Custom Built Home. Vinyl fenced pasture w/irrigation. 60x60 State of the Art Five Stall Barn w/tack room & shower stall. Five bay 40x80 equipment shed & much more. This is one of the Best Buys in Sussex County! $999,000 (MLS#526045)
GREENWOOD - Completely renovated 2 BR rancher located on 1 acre lot. New interior walls, trim and exterior siding. New windows, doors and roof. Priced for quick sale $159,000 (MLS#530611)
Lovely Colonial Home with 3 BR, 2.5 BA located West of Greenwood. Home has many features: 33x6 Front Porch, Full Basement, Fireplace, Large Garage, 20x28 Deck with adjoining 16x32 New Pool. 4” Well, All On 2.13 Acres! Sellers offering $3,000 closing assistance. $324,900 (MLS#534411)
! SS LL SE SE This home is a MUST SEE! Beautiful 4 BR in one of Seaford’s most desirable neighborhoods. 3 Season room, weight room, hot tub, 52” Big Screen TV, irrigation, carport w/alley access & much more. Home has new guttering, new carpeting, new windows & new fencing. $262,000 (MLS#535674)
LOTS & LAND NEW LISTING Large 1.42 Acre Lot in Rivers End already cleared and ready for you to build on. Approved for LLP Septic System, no builder tie-in. $199,900 (MLS#540594)
REDUCED Rancher, 3 BR & BA, CAC. House needs work but has good basic features. In addition, there is a 32x80 metal garage/workshop all located on 3.86 acres. Asking $359,500 (#535986)
REDUCED -ATTENTION BUILDERS 3 Beautiful cleared .75 Acre Country Building Lots East of Laurel. Approved for LPP, Restricted from 1,800 sq. ft., stick built home, entrances done. Close to 3 State Wildlife Areas W/Ponds. Centrally located between Seaford, Salisbury & Millsboro. $89,900 /each (#535476, #535480, #535486)
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✳ SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2006
Delaware Volunteer Firemen hold their annual conference Following are summaries of some of the activities at the annual firemen’s convention. Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association Elects 2006-207 officers The Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association (DVFA) and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association (LADVFA) on Sept. 15, elected the following local officers for 20062007: Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association, first vice president, Ron Marvel, of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary of the Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association, first vice president, Debbie Marvel of the Seaford Volunteer Fire Dept.; assistant treasurer, Lois Pearson of the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Co.
LAWN SERVICE DONATED TO AUCTION - Richard Williams of R&L Irrigation Services (left) presents a certificate to Ron Breeding, president-elect of the Seaford Kiwanis Club, for $1,000 in lawn overseeding and fertilizer treatment. The certificate is one of hundreds of items that will be auctioned off at the Seaford Kiwanis Club’s 52nd annual Auction, which will be held at the Seaford Middle School on Saturday, Oct. 7, starting at 9 a.m. The lawn they are standing on is at the home of Craig and Joyce Walls of Seaford, one of Williams’ customers. Photo by Bryant Richardson
AARP tax-aide seeks volunteers AARP tax-aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service is looking for volunteers to help senior and low income taxpayers complete their 2006 federal and state income tax returns. This is a free community service sponsored by AARP in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Sites are equipped with computer hardware and software to prepare and file returns electronically. We need volunteers for assignments in Western Sussex County (Delmar to Greenwood). Computer literate volunteers will prepare income tax returns. Other volunteers are needed to greet clients and to check accuracy of results. Volunteers will receive free tax training and are asked to give a commitment of four hours per week over the 10 week tax preparation period. For more information contact Bill Watt 629-7309, or Melvin Koster 6283849.
Coastal Cleanup record turnout Threats of light showers didn’t hold back the more than 1,900 volunteers who turned out to participate in Delaware’s 20th Annual Coastal Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 16. The annual event was held at 49 sites all along the Delaware coastline, and a wide range of trash was collected. At Port Mahon in Kent County for example, volunteers found old car tires, tattered fishnets, discarded shoes, broken chairs, a car battery and a rusted out bathtub.
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Delaware Fire Chiefs Association honors heroic firefighters Ten Delaware firefighters received the Heroic Firefighter of the Year Award from the Delaware State Fire Chiefs Association during the annual conference of the Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association. Among them were those from Laurel and Blades Fire Companies. Mark Sheridan, Jason Boyce, Todd Smith, Laurel Fire Department, and Dusty
Hamilton, Blades Volunteer Fire Company, rescued several teenage girls who were trapped in a burning vehicle following a three-car accident. Their quick action, without regard for their own safety, prevented serious injury or death. Parade Results, 2006 DVFA annual parade Governor’s Cup award for the Best Appearing Volunteer Fire Company - Citizen’s Hose co., Smyrna. This is the 26th time that the company has won the Governor’s Cup Award. Local winners are listed below: Fire Company with Musical Marching Unit (band) - Third Best Appearing, Seaford Volunteer Fire Co. Fire Company without Musical marching Unit (band) - Third Best Appearing, Laurel Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary Marching Unit - Second Best Appearing, Seaford Volunteer Fire Dept.; Sixth Best Appearing, Bridgeville Volunteer Fire Co. School Bands (i.e: High School, Middle School, Charter School) - Best Appearing, Woodbridge High School; Second Best Appearing, Delaware Military Academy. Best Drum Majorette, Woodbridge High School.
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PROJECTED COMPLETION DATES - Work on repairing the bridges washed out by the June 25 floods is progressing. The top photo shows the bridge along US13A, just south of Blades, and the bottom photo shows the work on the bridge along Del. 20, west of Seaford. Jason Gleockler, community relations officer with DelDOT, said this week that the US 13A bridge should be open by October 7 and the Del. 20 bridge should be open by the end of October, weather permitting. Rains causing some additional flooding, have delayed the construction work. Photos by Bryant Richardson
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NEW LISTING - Greenwood/Farmington Area. Nice 3 BR home with 4 car plus garage. Many recent updates All on 1.7 acres in country setting. $249,900 Ask for Monte Carey
NEW LISTING – Selbyville – Neat and Clean 3 BR Home In Town Location. Lots of Extras Priced at $249,900 Ask for Mearl Layton
AMBER MEADOWS - Exceptional value with this 4 BR - 2 BA home on 3 acres. Large 60X40 storage for boat or RV, newly paved driveway & much more. Re duced to $232,900 Ask for Monte Carey
REDUCED - Millsboro Waterfront on the Indian River. 6 BR - 2 BA multi-family and a 2 BR - 1 BA home all for $549,000 GREAT INVESTMENT! Ask for Bill or Carol Kardash
MILLSBORO 3 BR Home w/garage located on Rt. 24 near new golf course. Close to all services. REDUCED To $196,500 Ask For Wayne Brittingham
IN TOWN MILLSBORO A must see. 3 BR - 2 BA well maintained home close to ball fields, library and downtown shopping. $249,900 Ask for Monte Carey
PINE BLUFF - 3 BR, 2 BA Class C double wide. Great for the first time home buyer Located outside of Georgetown. $179,900 Ask for Travis Layton
A MUST SEE - Nice 3BR 2BA Class C double wide with 2 car garage. Well landscaped 1 acre lot on quiet country road between Laurel and Georgetown. $189,900 Ask for Monte Carey
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SHILOH CHURCH ROAD - Well built 3 BR. 1.5 BA rancher with large addition. Many possibilities. On one acre in country setting. $229,900 Ask for Monte Carey
PHILLIPS HILL ROAD - 3 BR, 2 BA Class C double wide on 3/4 acre lot with 2 car garage and large storage building. $189,900 Call Wayne Brittingham to see what others are available.
DELMAR - POULTRY FARM w/4 BR Cape Cod with attached garage, large 60 X 42 barn, all on 5 acres. Only $415,000 Ask for Wayne Brittingham.
COUNTRY LIVING - SEVEN ACRES with 3 BR - 2 BA home. Large workshop on country road near Trap Pond State Park. Possible sub-division. $369,900 Ask for Monte Carey
Mr. Pepper’s Pumpkin Patch A Family Activity Visit The Amazing Maze and The Tower Indian Corn • Gourds Corn Shocks • Straw Schools & Large Groups Welcome!
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SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2006
Community Bulletin Board EVENTS 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 $40. Family memberships are $85, students $12. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. at the Seaford High School. The first concert is Thursday, Oct. 5, featuring “4Score.” Other shows are Bay Street Brassworks, The Great China Acrobats, The Artie Shaw Orchestra and organist Hector Olivera. For further information call Jim Burket, president at 629-8657, or Mary Ann Torkelson, publicity chairwoman, at 6295456.
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 Broad Creek location. Further information call 875-5513.
Communitywide Yard Sale The Town of Bridgeville will 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.
Union UMC Yard Sale Sept. 23 Large Indoor Yard Sale at Union United Methodist Church, Laws Street, Bridgeville, Saturday, Sept. 23, 7 to 11 a.m.
Autumn Craft Show The Autumn Craft Show at the Delaware State Fairgrounds features au-
BINGO Nanticoke Health 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.
Beta Sigma Phi Laureate Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will be sponsoring a Basket Bingo on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Seaford Moose Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Refreshments will be available. For tickets call Debbie at 6298633. Lots of baskets - several combos and filled baskets. We are a non-profit organization. This is the main fundraiser that supports our local service projects in the community each year. The proceeds from this event will go to the “Hospice Festival of Trees.” tumn crafts such as stain glass, framed artwork, clothing, gourmet food items, jewelry, pottery and ceramics, flowers, rod iron, and many more. The dates are Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 to 5 and Sunday, Oct. 1, from 10 to 4. The craft show is inside the enclosed Schibinger Pavilion which is handicap and stroller accessible. Handcraft Unlimited accepts all major credit cards at every stand.
Yard sale Sept. 22, 23 Yard Sale-rain or shine, 8 a.m. until ?, Sept. 22 and 23, 106 North Race St., Georgetown, the Truth & Life Center/the Bridge.
St. John’s House Tour schedule
How to submit items
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.
Submit Bulletin Board items by Thursday at noon. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email morningstarpub @ddmg.net or drop off at 628 West Stein Highway, Seaford. Items appear in both the Seaford and Laurel Stars.
15th Apple-Scrapple Festival The 15th annual Bridgeville AppleScrapple Festival will be held on Oct. 13 and 14. Live entertainment hourly, scrapple 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 cheeseburg-
ers, 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.
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
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DOUBLE SESSION SUPER BASKET BINGO BENEFIT: Delmar VFW Bldg. Fund
Delmar VFW 200 W. State St., Delmar, MD (on the left before the Old Mill Restaurant)
Sunday, Oct. 15 Doors open at 11:30 am Session One Begins 1 pm Session two begins after dinner (Intermission) Limited number of tickets will be sold - RESERVE NOW! Price: $55 Pre-Paid includes: 1 book of 20 reg. games for each of 2 sessions A Free Catered Dinner at Intermission! Special Books, Jackpot Game & Extra avail. to purchase King Tutt (pull tabs) for baskets will be played! Come Early!!
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MORNING STAR 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.
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.
Punkin Chunkin anniversary 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 top20 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.
SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2006
MEETINGS 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.
Acorn Club The G.F.W.C.-Acorn Club of Seaford will hold a business meeting and also convention review at “Pizza King” at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28. The hostess will be Dian Bush and committee.
Energy conservation The Georgetown Public Library presents an Energy Conservation Program with Joe Green of the Delaware Electric Co-op on Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. For details call 856-7958.
Laurel Chamber Membership You are invited to the General Membership meeting of the Laurel Chamber of Commerce at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Chamber of Commerce office on Poplar Street in Laurel. Guest speaker will be Col. McLeash of the Delaware State Police.
mony to practice sessions at the Church of the Nazarene on U.S. 13, Seaford, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Call Kim Disharoon at 3499652.
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.
REUNIONS Woodbridge Class of 1976
Laurel Library genealogy 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.
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.
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. Call Wayne Hickman at 629-6337.
Sweet Adelines seeks singers Sweet Adelines invites ladies interested in learning to sing four-part acappela har-
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 kitchen. Call the library at 875-3184 or visit www.laurel.lib.de.us.
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 629-9792.
Laurel Class of 1976 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. The Class of ‘76 is searching for classmates: Blair Bennett, Diana Calhoun, Kenny Carroll, Belinda Hill Carmean, Ida Mae
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Community Bulletin Board Horsey, Diane O’Neal, Robert Ryan, Rickey Smart, George Sorrow, Calvin Strand, Jeff Walters, Debbie Winder, Paul Joyner and Mary Kelly. If you know how we can contact these missing classmates call Ellen at 846-0636 or Carol at 846-9726.Also call for reservations.
Woodbridge Class of ’96 Woodbridge Class of ’96 is having its 10 year class reunion on Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Lighthouse Restaurant at Fisherman’s Wharf in Lewes. Contact Mandy Passwaters Forbes at 919-361-1452, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone from ’96.
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.
Colonel Richardson’s 40th 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.
TRIPS Washington, D.C. 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.
Seaford Historical Society The Seaford Historical Society will visit numerous sites in the Dover area. The
GOLF Trinity Foundation 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.
Kent-Sussex Industries 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.
‘Raise the Roof’ Golf Tournament “Raise the Roof” Golf Tournament to benefit Shiloh 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. trip, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 4, will include the John Dickinson Mansion, the Delaware National Estuarine Center, the Air Mobility Command Museum and Barratt’s Chapel. Each site will broaden our understanding. The bus will leave the Seaford Village Shopping Center at 9 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. The cost is $35 for members and $50 for nonmembers. The $50 fee will include an individual membership. The Dickinson plantation was the home of John Dickinson, who wrote many pa-
pers and articles in the Revolutionary War era. We will visit the home and extensive grounds and out-buildings. A box lunch will be enjoyed on the grounds. The Estuarine Center sits on 910 acres near the St. Jones River and Blackbird Creek. This habitat is reserved for study and research. Wild life is abundant. Dover Air Force Base is the site of the Air Mobility Command Museum. Among the exhibits of vintage aircrafts, there is an exhibit showing the evolution of military rations, hardtack to MRE’s. Barratt’s Chapel, built in 1780, is con-
sidered the cradle of Methodism in America. There are many historic and interesting sites in our area and they will broaden our view of Delaware and the important part it has played in the growth of our country. For more information or reservations, call John Farquhar at 629-2336.
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
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MORNING STAR 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.
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.
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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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 with Big B, 8 p.m.
All-you-can-eat breakfast All-you-can-eat breakfast at the Blades Fire Hall, 5th & Cannon Streets. Adults $7, children $3. Sunday, Oct. 1, 8 - 11 a.m. Sponsored by the Auxiliary and Firemen of the Blades Fire Company.
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.
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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. 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.
Christ Lutheran Church will hold a yard and bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 23. We will sell scrapple sandwiches and hot coffee. Plenty of good buys. Hours are 7 a.m. until ?
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.
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.
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.
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 Harley-Davidson of
Friendly’s Night Friendly’s Night - On Thursday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m., 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Seaford Mission.
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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, by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 855-0722.
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.
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Master Gardeners workshop The Sussex County Master Gardeners, of Delaware Cooperative Extension for both Delaware State University and University of Delaware, announce a workshop “Digging & Storing Summer Bulbs” to be held Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. Demonstration on digging and storing bulbs of all kinds such as caladiums, dahlias, gladiolas, cannas, callas, etc. Learn the different techniques, when to dig, how to inspect and store them for the winter. The workshop will be held at the Carvel Building on Rt. 9, 16483 County Seat Highway, west of Georgetown. Call Sharon Webb at 302-856-2585, ext. 540 to register for workshop. Pre-registration is requested.
Delaware Safe Boating Course The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-4 of Seaford, is offering the Delaware Safe Boating course on Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in Blades. Cost is $10 per person (covers materials). Delaware law specifies that anyone born after February 1978 must complete the Delaware Safe Boating course in order to operate a boat in Delaware waters. If you are interested in taking this safe boating course, contact Wayne E. Hickman at 629-6337 to register.
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Police Journal Three arrested on drug charges On Wednesday, Sept. 13, at approximately 6:05 a.m., members of the Seaford Police Department’s Special Tactics and Response Team along with officers from the Georgetown Police Department and Probation and Parole executed a drug related search warrant in the 500 block of Third Street, Seaford. This comes as a result of an eightmonth investigation into the sale of illegal drugs from that location by the Seaford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. As a result of the search warrant the defendants were arrested on the charges listed below and the following property recovered and seized: 76.3 grams of marijuana, 26.5 grams of crack cocaine, 2 grams of powder cocaine, $6,848.66 in suspected drug money, a 1989 MercedesBenz 300 Series, a 2004 Ford Explorer, and an outside video surveillance system with indoor monitor. The defendants and charges are: Derek L. Ponder, 48 years of age, Seaford — Charges are: Trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances, possession of powder cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of fireworks; two counts possession of drug paraphernalia; conspiracy second degree. Charlotte G. Cannon, 48 years of age, Seaford — Charges are: Trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for keeping controlled substances, possession of powder cocaine, possession of crack cocaine, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of fireworks; two counts possession of drug paraphernalia; conspiracy second degree. Tamara Y. Gaines, 19 years of age, Frostproof, Fla. — Charges are: possession with intent to deliver crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, conspiracy second degree. All three defendants are currently awaiting arraignment at Justice of the Peace Court 4 in Seaford.
Woman critically injured The Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU) is investigating a crash involving a Milford Police vehicle and a pedestrian that occurred Wednesday, Sept. 13, at approximately 1:32 a.m., on U.S. 113/ Rt. 1 south of New Wharf Road. A 2000 Ford Mustang operated by Tabethia H. Maloney, 21, of Houston, was traveling north on U.S. 113/Rt. 1 when she lost control of it. The Mustang traveled off the east edge of the roadway and up and over a guardrail. The Mustang then traveled down into a culvert where it came to rest in about three feet of water. After the crash occurred, someone called 911 and Milford Police dispatched two units to the scene. Both Milford units responded to the scene via the U.S. 113 overpass. As the first unit was traveling down the
overpass in the merge lane, Ms. Maloney jumped out from the area of the guardrail in front of it. The first officer slammed on his brakes to avoid Ms. Maloney, and Ms. Maloney ran into the right northbound lane to get out of his way. The second unit, which was a 2005 fully marked Ford Crown Victoria police cruiser operated by patrolman Cliff Figueroa, age 30, observed the first unit stopping so he pulled into the right northbound lane to continue to search for the crash scene. The front of the police cruiser then struck Ms. Maloney, who was wearing dark clothing, as she was standing in the right northbound lane. Ms. Maloney was initially transported to Milford Memorial Hospital, but was later flown to Baltimore Shock Trauma where she was admitted in critical condition with head trauma and internal injuries. A preliminary state police investigation suggests that alcohol was involved in the crash on the part of Ms. Maloney. Both Milford officers had responded to the scene with their emergency equipment activated.
Assults on Discount Land Road On Saturday, Sept. 9, Laurel Police responded to Discount Land Road in reference to a fight in progress. Officers located four victims. They learned that three victims were walking to a residence on Discount Land Road and noticed that they were being followed. At that point four black males jumped them and began to assault them with bottles and sticks. At that point the fourth victim arrived in her car. She stated that when she first arrived she noticed approximately 20 black males and females beating the other three victims with bottles and sticks. When she stepped in to help, she was also assaulted with a stick. Three of the victims were treated and released from Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. The fourth victim was transported to Christiana Hospital. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Laurel Police Department at 875-2244.
reason. The driver of the truck accelerated his vehicle at which time Golphin fell to the ground. The rear passenger side tires of the truck ran over Golphin, seriously injuring him. The Dodge was last seen heading toward Rt.17, Roxana Road. Emergency crews arrived on scene and Enouch Golphin was transported to Penninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Md. He succumbed to his injuries shortly before 3 a.m. This crash remains under investigation. Anyone having any information pertaining to this case, specifically concerning the fleeing vehicle, is asked to call investigators at Troop 7, at 302-644-5020.
Fraudulent check charges On Monday, Sept. 11, members of the Laurel Police Department arrested Christina Richards, 30, of Greenwood, on an active warrant. The warrant was issued on Sept. 5 after Richards allegedly attempted to purchase items from Shore Stop in Laurel with a fraudulent check. When store employees noticed the check was fraudulent, Richards fled the store. Richards was charged with four counts of theft under $1,000 and released under $400 unsecured bond.
DUI arrests total 26 Delaware Law enforcement officers arrested 26 individuals for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol during week 12 of the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign. This brings the number of individuals arrested for DUI in the first 11 weeks of the safety initiative to 266. Four sobriety checkpoints were conducted last weekend. Participating agen-
cies included Delaware State Police Troop 9, the Dover Police, and the New Castle and Sussex County DUI Task Forces. In addition to the 26 DUI arrests, officers issued four citations for underage drinking violations, made 16 drug arrests, 14 felony arrests, apprehended 10 wanted individuals, recovered one stolen vehicle, recovered one weapon, and issued 136 citations for other traffic violations. The following local checkpoints are scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 22: Friday Sept. 22nd – Clayton (Kent Co. Task Force); Long Neck (DSP Troop 7); Central Sussex Co. (DSP Troop 5).
DUI and noise violations On Tuesday, Sept. 12, members of the Laurel Police Department stopped a Pontiac Sunfire for a traffic violation. Further investigation by officers revealed that the driver allegedly was under the influence of alcohol. Arrested was Colleen Dobson 41, of Laurel on charges of noise violation, DUI, driving while suspended and driving on a suspended registration
Drugs and resisting arrest On Tuesday, Sept. 12, members of the Laurel Police Department attempted to make contact with a subject loitering in the area of 300 Carvel Gardens. When officers approached the subject he fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit the subject was taken into custody by Delaware State Police K-9 unit. Officers also located a large amount of marijuana on the subject. The subject was also found to have two active felony warrants out of the Delaware State Police and two active capias. Arrested was Steven Garrison, 26, of Frankford, on charges of possession of
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Police Hit and Run Investigators from the Delaware State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit (CRU), were called to the scene of a single vehicle incident that occurred on Sept. 16, on Rt. 386, Polly Brach Road, just north of Rt. 17, Roxana Road. The incident took place at approximately 9:55 p.m. on the southbound side of the roadway. A bright red, full size, Dodge Ram pickup truck, with dual wheels on either side in the rear (also known as a “Dully”), had pulled over to the right side of the roadway. Enouch G. Golphin, 41, of Bishopville, Md., approached the Dodge and opened the passenger side door for an unknown
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Buglary and endangering On Wednesday, Sept. 13, members of the Laurel Police Department arrested Errol Stewart on an active warrant out of the Laurel Police Department. The warrant was obtained after an incident on Sept. 4 when Stewart was identified by the victim as the subject that crawled into the victim’s bedroom window. Arrested was Errol Stewart, 29, of Greenwood, of charges of burglary 2nd and endangering the welfare of a child. He was committed to SCI in default of $4,000 bond.
Suspect aims gun at officer On Sunday, Sept. 17, members of the Laurel Police Department made contact with Augustus Evans, 40, of Salisbury, Md., on Discount Land Road. Officers wanted to question Evans reference to a terroristic threatening that occurred earlier in the day. When one of the officers approached Evans, he allegedly pushed the officer and pulled a small handgun from his waist and pointed it at the officer’s face.
The officer was able to react quickly and push the gun away and take cover. Evans then fled on foot, but was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Evans was charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, aggravated menacing, possession of a deadly weapon by person prohibited, reckless endangering 1st, resisting arrest with violence, offensive touching of a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and terroristic threatening. He was committed to SCI on $43,050 cash bail only.
Child support evader Wilmington Police on Sept. 15 arrested Most Wanted Child Support Evader Devin L. Wright, Sr. who owes over $20,000 in child support. Wright’s case is the first to be resolved since the Division of Child Support Enforcement director Chuck Hayward unveiled the Division’s Most Wanted Child Support Evader Posters initiative on Sept. 13. “I want to thank the public and members of the law enforcement community for helping us locate this Most Wanted Child Support Evader. We will continue working with the public and law enforcement officials to send a
Sussex County launches public meetings audio archive on the web Sussex County government is once again taking an innovative leap into the digital age. Four years after first offering Internet viewers the chance to watch live, video broadcasts of all its public meetings, Sussex County government this week is unveiling another technological tool – archived audio of County Council, Planning & Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment meetings. Constituents now can log on to the County’s web page anytime, www.sussexcountyde.gov, and load audio from any meeting dating back to April 2006. The audio files, which are saved in the popular MP3 format, can be found within the “Audio Archive” listing, under the “e-gov” tab at the top of the homepage. A temporary link also is provided on the main page of the site. Instructions on how to search and play the files are provided on the “Audio Archive” page. County Administrator Robert L. Stickels announced in late April the new audio archive feature, which is made possible by a state-ofthe-art recording system installed this past spring in the County Council chambers. That system uses digital media cards, like those found in high-tech digital cameras, to store recorded meetings. The audio is then saved on computers rather than on traditional cassette tapes, as was done in the past. Sussex County is the first county in Delaware to offer this kind of web-based tool, and joins only a handful of the nation’s more than 3,000 counties to do so, according to the National Association of Counties in Washington. “This is certainly something that is on the cutting edge,” said Jacqueline Byers, director of research for NACo. “Increased public access is something that is extremely desirable, and this gives citizens the opportunity to stay abreast of local government activities on their terms and their schedule.” Stickels said Sussex County’s decision to begin offering these recordings via the Internet is one more step in broadening public access, and it demonstrates the County’s desire to provide a more open and user-friendly local government. “I’m pleased, in my closing days as County Administrator, that we’re able to finish this project, which will enhance the public’s access to its County government,” Stickels said. “People will now have complete access to meetings, 24 hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere.”
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message to these parents that we are committed to finding them and to making them live up to their responsibilities, or suffer the consequences,” director Hayward said. Wright was arrested on the 13 Hundred Block and East 29th Street in Wilmington, after information received from tips called into Delaware Crime Stoppers was delivered to Wilmington Police. As part of Child Support Enforcement Month, on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 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. “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 $97 million (a record collection for Delaware) for the children of Delaware. Still, unpaid child support is a significant problem,” said 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 debt. 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 round-ups where law enforcement personnel devote efforts to locating and arresting non-custodial 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. “Many children go without the basic necessities that child support provides, and they carry the emotional scars that come from knowing their parents do not care enough to pay child support.”
Scam against seniors Attorney General Carl C. Danberg warns senior citizens that they may be targeted by criminals engaged in a new telephone fraud scheme. Telephone callers pretending to be government representatives phone senior citizens and talk to them about their concerns with changes in the Medicare program. Since the
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CHURCH BULLETINS Evening of gospel music
Crop Walk September 24
There will be an evening of gospel music at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. The featured singing group is from the Lancaster, Pa. area and are known as the “Royal Sounds.” They have been singing the gospel for a number of years up and down the mid-Atlantic states. Plan on being part of this enjoyable and inspirational evening. St. Paul’s is located on Old Stage Road, Laurel, just east of U.S. 13. Don Murray and friends will begin singing at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Don at 856-6107 or 875-7900 for directions
Centenary UMC Dinner Centenary United Methodist Church, Poplar and Market streets, Laurel, will host an all-you-can eat chicken/dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 7, 4-7 p.m. Adults $8, children $4 (under six years of age are free). The dinner is sponsored by the United Methodist Women.
Homecoming Service Chaplain’s Chapel, Deer Forest Road near Bridgeville will hold its Homecoming Service on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. Former Pastor Kevin Gillespie will be the speaker. Special dedication of historical marker by Russell McCabe of the Delaware Archives and special music by Crossroads vocal group. Dinner to follow.
St. John’s Faith Explosion There’s a Faith Explosion coming to St. John’s United Methodist Church in Seaford. The weekend of Oct 27-29, St. John’s is hosting a Lay Witness Mission for the congregation and friends that, in
PRAYER BREAKFAST MISSION CHECK - Carol Richardson (right) treasurer of Morning Star Publications, Inc., presents a check to Terry Cahall and Cheryl Alexander, represntatives of the Seaford Mission. The check for $607 represents the net from this year's Prayer Breakfast held during Seaford Towne & Country Fair. The Seaford Ministerium, Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, Seaford Historical Society and Seaford Kiwanis thank the following businesses and individuals for their support of the sixth annual Prayer Breakfast: Dr. Susan Betts, Chambers Motors, Bank of Delmarva, Cut em Up Tree Care, Donald Dykes, Ernest and Catherine Raskauskas, Frank Raskauskas of Franklin Bank, Golden Corral, Home Team Realty, Integra Administrative Group, Johnny Janosik, Lo-Mar, Morning Star Publications, Pizza King, Scott’s Furniture, Soil Service, Trinity Transport Inc. and the Whayland Company.
the past, has inspired new vision and excitement in the church. A Lay Witness Mission is weekend event, known at St John’s as “Faith Explosion” and focuses on inward spiritual growth and renewal through fellowship, small group meetings and testimonies.
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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 Underground Family Worship (7-12 grade) 6:15 p.m. 10:45 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Prayer Team ‘The Table’ God’s Big Back Yard (last Wed. of mo) 7:00 p.m. 9:30 a.m.
Centrally located at 14511 Sycamore Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Sunday School - 9 a.m.; Worship Service - 10:30 a.m. FasTrak Children’s Ministry - 10:30 a.m.; E318 Youth - 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Services - 7 p.m.
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
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for fellowship and discussion. It engages the congregation in prayer ministries that become a vital part of the life of the church. The Lay Witness Mission includes a time of preparation, a weekend spiritual renewal experience, and a time of followup, which includes the formation of new small groups for study, prayer, and ministry. The local church leadership is given by laypersons with the encouragement of the pastor. The visiting lay witness team is made up of Christian laypersons who come from many different communities to lead small groups during the weekend and to share their faith stories. The team members come at their own expense. The weekend part of the experience is from Friday night through Sunday noon — with the local church gathering for celebration and planning on Sunday afternoon. Program components during the weekend include experiences for adults, youth, and children. Held twice before at St. John’s, in 1972 and 1993, both events helped the church move forward in its mission to go deeper spiritually. The public is cordially invited; visitors are expected. Join us for a covered dish meal and fellowship beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27.
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. 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 8753983, or Bruce Willey at 875-5539.
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 BiState 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Sun. School 9:45 a.m. • Worship 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wed. Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Pastor, Stacey Johnson
Concord UMC 85th Reunion
2 miles N. of Laurel, DE on Alt. 13
Bethel UMC 227th Anniversary Bethel United Methodist Church is celebrating its 227th Anniversary, west of Seaford, 2381 Neal’s School and Oak Grove roads, on Oct. 8. Dr. Rev. Sandra Steiner Ball will speak at 2 p.m.
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
SEAFORD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
King’s UMC fall festival
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.
Located at Tyndall’s Furniture Plaza on Discountland Rd & Rt. 13, Laurel 302-875-4646
Dr. Carl G Vincent, Senior Minister Pastor Barry B. Dukes, Music Minister Sunday 9:30 am Wednesday 7:00 pm Children’s Church • Nursery
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.
Messiah’s Vineyard Church
Come into This Church and Gather in Christ’s Name to Worship Him! Psalm 95:6
VICTORY TABERNACLE CHURCH OF GOD
“A Growing Church For All Ages”
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
CROSSES FOR LIFE - This display of crosses at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Stein Highway was placed there by the Knights of Columbus. The organizers say there are 721 crosses. Each cross represents one aborted baby. The total represents the number of babies aborted each hour in the United States, as the sign says, as a result of “choice.” The organizers say the display will remain at the church for about two weeks. Photo by Bryant Richardson
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 Mariana E. Hopkins, 93 Mariana E. Hopkins, passed away on September 16, 2006, in Bradenton, Florida. Mrs. Hopkins was born in Felton, April 4, 1913 to Harry and Almeda Eaton. She lived in Bridgeville until the 1980s when she moved to Palmetto, Florida. From there she moved to the Woodlands in Brandenton. She was a homemaker and talented musician who used her talent to bring pleasure to those around her, playing the organ until last year. She was a devoted Christian and active member of the Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville and the First Baptist Church of Palmetto. She was a loving wife and mother and a friend to many. She was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Hopkins of Bridgeville, in 1974 and a daughter, Janice Hopkins Curtiss, in 1975, a second husband, George B. Wheeler, in 1993, a third husband, Larry Childs, in 1999, and sisters Betty Carney & Janice Moore of Wilmington. She is survived by her children: John C. Hopkins and his wife Lou Ann of Bridgeville, Dorothy Chaffinch and her husband Richard of Orlando, nine grandchildren: John M. Hopkins of Fort Wayne, IN, Keller Hopkins of Bridgeville, Eaton Hopkins of Melvern, PA, Cecile Fry and John R. Curtiss, both of Lancaster, Randy Chaffinch of Hoover, AL, Craig Chaffinch of Uniontown, OH, Lorna Brown of Overland Park, KS and Christine Guercio of Mt. Airy, MD and their spouses; 31 greatgrandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service is planned for Friday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. at the Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville. Memorial contributions may be made to Tide Well Hospice, 3355 26th Street W, Bradenton, FL 34205 or to Union United Methodist Church, 2 N. Laws Street, Bridgeville, DE 19933 in her honor.
Colin Carlos Cain, 62 Colin Carlos Cain of Camden, and formerly of Delmar, passed away Sept. 13, 2006 at his brother’s home in Camden. Born in Lakewood, Fla., he was a son of Carl Cain and Johnnie Celatka, who predeceased him. Colin proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Era. After
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Obituaries are run without charge thanks to the support of area churches.
returning from Vietnam, he worked as a truck driver for many years. He is survived by a brother, Conrad Cain and his wife Karen, and their children, Justin, Jason, Catlin and Carson; a sister, Delores VonHaven and her husband Ellis, and their children, Cassandra, Josh and Tahnee; a brother, Philip Celatka and his wife Dorothy, and their children, John and Joanna; a brother, Edward Celatka and his wife Elmarie, and their daughter; Rachel Yunk; a sister, Emily Mano and her husband Butch; a brother Frank Celatka and his wife Sally, and their children; Erica, Danielle and Gabrielle; and a brother Kenneth Cain and his wife Deborah, and their children; Denise, Aaron and Zoey. A funeral service was on Sept. 18, at Short Funeral Home, Delmar, with the Rev. Dan Burton officiating. Interment with military honors was at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro.
Oliver H. Hastings, 72 Oliver H. Hastings of Delmar passed away Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006 at LifeCare at Lofland Park Nursing Home in Seaford. Mr. Hastings was born Aug. 25, 1934 in Delmar, a son of Walter W. Hastings and Myrtle Agnes Hastings. Mr. Hastings worked many years as a
What must I do to be saved? Acknowledge your sin and place your trust in Christ. All who place their trust in Christ in this way are adopted as God’s children. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. — Romans 3:23 The wages of sin is death, but the gift
farmer, and enjoyed the hard work of growing soybeans and corn. He also worked for various fertilizer companies. He loved the horse races and playing with his beagles. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Brown Hastings, who passed away in 1978. He is survived by a sister, Martha E. Pusey of Seaford and several nieces and nephews. A graveside memorial service was on Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Delmar with the Rev. Sam McWilliams officiating. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Short Funeral Home, Delmar.
Kenneth Jones, 39 Kenneth Jones, Jr., of Salisbury passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006 at Coastal Hospice by the Lake in Salisbury. He was born on May 20, 1967, a son of Kenneth Jones, Sr. of Eden and Linda Ann Knowles Lambert, who passed Kenneth Jones in November of 2005. Kenny graduated from James M. Bennett High School with the Class of 1985. Even throughout his long illness, Kenny kept a positive outlook on life. He was a very generous and giving person. He not
Union United Methodist Church 2 North Laws St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Across from Bank 337-7409 Handicap Friendly WORSHIP TIMES:
9 am Contemporary Service 10 am Sunday School 11 am Traditional Worship Youth Group (Sun. 6 p.m.)
only cared for others, but also had a fondness for cats and dogs. Kenny was an avid Chicago Bears fan. He enjoyed going to auctions and browsing on E-Bay, where he would search for additions to his comic book and coin collection. He is survived by two brothers, Douglas E. Jones and his wife, Hye Suk of Millsboro and Mark A. Jones and his wife Karyn of Salisbury; nieces and nephews, Barnabus, Jesse, Elisabeth and Stephanie; his step-mother, Ruth D. Jones of Eden; and his paternal grandmother, Esther Jones of Delmar. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Helen Knowles and his paternal grandfather, Elwood Jones. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., at Bible Baptist Church, 729 East Main St., Salisbury with the Rev. George Hermann officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to: Deer’s Head Hospital Center, attn: Volunteer Services, 351 Deer’s Head Hospital Road, P.O. Box 2018, Salisbury, MD 21802; or to Coastal Hospice by the Lake, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802. Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home, Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.delmarvaobits. com.
Melissa Elaine Lowe, 35 Melissa Elaine “Missie” Lowe of Seaford died on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006,
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!”
of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 6:23 God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. — Romans 5:8 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, you
Christ Lutheran Church
SEAFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am
701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077
will be saved. — Romans 10:9
In Loving Memory of
Mark Christian Thomas September 21st
We love you so much We miss you more. We’ll see you again on Heaven’s Shore. Love You forever! Your family
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
A Gathering Of Faith Come together under Christ’s roof and share together in his love. Attend Church this Sunday
MORNING STAR at home. Mrs. Lowe was a Legal Secretary for attorney Michael F. McGroerty in Seaford. She had also been a Little League softball coach. She is survived by her husband, Gary A. Lowe; one son, Jaycee Clay Lowe; three daughters, Alexis Raven Lowe, Kaylene Elaine Lowe and Kara Nicole Lowe; her mother and step-father, Sandra and Alfred Skidmore of Phoenix, Ariz.; father and step-mother, James “Jim” and S. Leiann Morris of Flagstaff, Ariz.; three step-children, Katherine Norris of Blades, Laura Lowe of Laurel, and Johnathan Lowe of Bridgeville; three grandchildren, Jason Norris, Sasha Norris and Alisa Norris. Also surviving are her three brothers, Brad Morris of Gilbert, Ariz., Jarad Morris of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Kevin Dawson of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho; and 1 sister, Maryann Henkel of Flagstaff. Her funeral service was on Sept. 19, at the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Seaford.
Hattie Ann Gravenor, 90 Hattie Ann Gravenor of Delmar died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006 at her home in Delmar. Born in Delmar, she was a daughter of Edward J. Dickerson and Amanda “Mandy” Givens Dickerson. In her younger days, Ann worked several years at the A&P Grocery Store, Hattie Gravenor before joining her late husband, Carroll, as an entrepreneur in the used car business and in real estate. She loved and supported stock car racing at the Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, where she never missed the Saturday night races. She was always there to root for and give moral support to the 69 Racing Team, who was first owned by her late husband, then her late son Mike and is currently owned by her grandson, Ricky Johnson. She attended Faith Baptist Church in Delmar. “Granny,” as many people called her, enjoyed early morning yard sales with her friends. She dearly loved her family and the memories that they had together. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Carroll Douglas Gravenor, who passed in 1994; a son, Carroll Michael “Mike” Gravenor, who passed in 2002; a daughter, Judith Sharon Jones; three brothers, Paul Dickerson, Joe Dickerson and Edward Dickerson, Jr.; and two sisters, Helen Brubaker and Hazel Dickerson. She is survived by a son, Richard E. Johnson, Sr. and his wife Thelma, of Delmar; a daughter, Barbara Jean Messick of Laurel; five grandchildren, Kelly Bayly, Jeff Patilla, Rosemary Brittingham, Angie Vilone and Ricky Johnson, who was her caregiver. She is also survived by several great and great-great grandchildren; a brother, Martin Dickerson of Way Cross, Ga.; and many nieces and nephews. Her funeral service was held on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Short Funeral Home, Delmar, with Pastor Ken Johnson officiating. Interment followed the services at Springhill Memory Gardens near Hebron. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.delmarvaobits. com.
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Sylvester E. Thompson, 61 Sylvester E. Thompson of Millsboro died on Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes. He was born a son of George Thompson and Bertha Mae Thompson. Mr. Thompson enjoyed fishing, hunting, and NASCAR. His favorite driver was Jeff Gordon. He had been a chicken catcher for 40 years. He had been a lifelong resident of the Millsboro area. Preceded in death by his father in 1989, he is survived by his mother, Bertha Mae Thompson of Millsboro; three daughters, Sylvia Norman of Blades, Barbara Norman of Seaford, and Laura Norman of Concord; two brothers, George Thompson and Bruce Thompson, both of Millsboro; one sister, Mildred Harmon of Lewes; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. His service will be on Friday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m., at Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church, Millsboro, where friends may call 1 hour prior. The Rev. Richard Worthy will officiate. Interment will be in Old Field Cemetery, Millsboro. The family requests 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
Daisy Gordy Blanchford, 71 Daisy Gordy Blanchford of Newtown Square, Pa., formerly of Laurel, died Sept. 14, 2006 at the Wayne Center in Wayne, Pa. Mrs. Blanchford was a homemaker, born in Salisbury, Md., to Albert Robinson Gordy and Elizabeth Brasure Gordy. Predeceased by her parents, she is survived by her husband of 51 years, James W. Blanchford of Newtown Square; a son, James W. Blanchford, III, M.D., of Montgomery, Ala.; and a grandson, James W. Blanchford, IV at home; a sister, Lorriane Gordy of St. Petersburg, Fla. and a nephew and many cousins. Her funeral service was on Sept. 18, at the Hannigan-Short-Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel. The family requests that contributions go to a charity of your choice.
William Walter Long, 67 William Walter Long of Harrington died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at home. He was a son of William Clayton and Cecil Townsend Long Mr. Long was very close to his granddaughters, Sophie Marie, and Amanda. His closest friends, Bill and Joyce Handley and their son J.J. He taught J.J. how to hunt and was very proud of him and Goddaughter, Jen Brittingham. Virgina Brittingham who helped take care of him while he was so sick, she was always there for him. He loved to fish, hunt, and do gun reloading and collecting guns. He was a member of Zoar United Methodist Church in Millsboro, and had been involved with the youth while attending. He also coached little League. He was a member of VFW Post 6984 Milton, and the American Leagon Post 28 in Oak Orchard. He reitired in 1996 from Sussex Correction Insitute in Georgetown, after 37 years of service. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Harriet Willey Long, children, Dustey William Long,
Carol A. Littleton of Long Neck, Billie Lynn Littleton of Harrington, Frances J. Hayden and husband Robert Reed of Bridgeville, Robert V. Hayden of Milford, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His service was on Sept. 19, at Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, with Pastor Rick Betts of Community Crossroads of Bridgeville, and Chaplin Larry Lilly, of the Delaware Department of Corrections officiating. Interment was in Delaware Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Millsboro. The family requests contributions to be made to Delaware Hospice, Kent Division, 911 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901 Letters of condolence may be emailed to: Watson Funeral Home Delmarvaobits. com
Edna Mae Records, 93 Edna Mae Records of Laurel passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Laurel, a daughter of Marquis L. Callaway and Starrie Lillian
Ellis Callaway. She was a homemaker and had once worked for Blue Ridge Manufacturing Company in Laurel as a seamstress. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Samuel H. Records and a daughter, Jean R. Ross; six brothers, Randall Callaway, Raymond Callaway, Alton Callaway, Clifton Callaway, Carlton Callaway and Leeman Callaway; and a sister, Hazel Carey. She is survived by three grandchildren, Debbie Phillips and her husband Glenn and their children, Glenn Jr., and Shawn, all of Laurel; Teresa Reed of Seaford; Jeffrey Ross and his wife Tricia and their children, Lindie, Kailie, and Gavin of Clarksburg, Md. Several nieces and nephews survive her along with a special niece Annabell DeFelice of Laurel. Her funeral service was at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel on Sept. 19, with the Rev. Fred Duncan officiating. Interment followed at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Laurel. Contributions may be made in her memory to the Portsville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 197, Bethel, DE 19931.
Time to remember and to stay vigilant By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church
One cathartic human tendency is If we don’t consider to recount memories of significant events in our lives. We naturally reour rights precious… member exactly where we were, what we were doing, and how we then we do not have felt when the tragic news of 9-11 the resolve to remain began to unfold five years ago. Since then, each year we take free in the long run. time to commemorate this tragedy and rightfully so. Since, by the sider our rights any more precious than time you read this column the actual day that we indicate we do not have the rewill have passed, I’d like to take a mosolve to remain free in the long run. ment to encourage you of ways that you Pray. Repeatedly the Bible promises can commemorate beyond just the day itthat God listens to the repentant praying self. Here are five lasting ways you can nation. We need to realize that the blessshow you haven’t forgotten 9-11. ings we enjoy are neither incidental nor Say Thanks to a soldier. Like so many accidental. I thank God for allowing me other assemblies, our church is impacted the privilege to be part of such a great naby the war on terror. We have sent off nution and I want God to know I am grateful merous soldiers into the Iraqi theater of for all he has ever given me. operations. We are working to stay in Turn to God. Research indicates that altouch with them and to aid their families. though church attendance swelled briefly It doesn’t take long to write a brief but after 9-11, no apparent lasting change in heartfelt email or note of thanks to a solspiritual habits has been recorded. While dier overseas or drop a line to anxious God did not cause 9-11, he uses all things, parents or spouse right here in the area. Stay Vigilant. I spent some time on this both good and bad, to speak to us. Just a cursory survey of various trends in an earlier article, but we must remember that even though this war is tiring, it is within our nation indicate to people like me that we are in desperate need of a renot going away any time soon. This is not vival of spiritual fervor for our God. a partisan issue; whatever we do we must remember to keep a certain amount of pri- While it is true that Islamofascism has brought much pressure on this nation from ority on defending against the constant the outside, it is the pressures from the interrorist threat and being on the offensive side that will destroy us if we are not carewhen necessary. This may soon include ful. some preemptive (albeit limited) actions A genuine renewal of a desire to honor in Iran. God, live by his commands, and treat othVote. It seems absurd to realize that fledgling democracies have people willing ers as we would want to be treated will to vote at risk of their lives, but we are un- bring a refreshing to us all. The Rev. Crofford is Senior Pastor at Laurel Wesleyan willing to spend a half hour every couple Church. His views do not necessarily represent the views of years to cast our ballot to choose our the congregation or Wesleyan Church International. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org elected representatives. If we don’t con-
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Entertainment ‘Apathy’ will perform at Apple Scrapple, SMS “Apathy is sweeping across the Delmarva Peninsula. This is not the sense of indifference and lethargy but rather an upbeat and aggressive music with appeal to fans of all ages. The band will make two stops in Sussex County during October, for a 4:30 p.m. Oct. 13 engagement at the Bridgeville Apple Scrapple Festival and another at Seaford Middle School on Oct. 20, for an evening dance for the school’s students. In between will be an engagement at the Salisbury YMCA’s sixth annual Fall Festival. Four Salisbury area young teenagers, Chris Gray (15), Cole Thompson (14), Clint VanSciver (14), and James Whitney (13), have been called “the hottest new rock sound on the shore” by some who have heard them play. The Worcester County Times wrote of the group’s Berlin Village Festival engagement, “Apathy’s hard rock performance had older and younger people alike stopping to watch.”
Since the spring, they have made more than two dozen stops in Salisbury, Fruitland, Cambridge, Berlin, Lewes, Millsboro, Seaford, and Bethany Beach, been interviewed twice on WICO Radio, and recorded three CDs. That’s anything but apathy… by any standard. Gray is scheduled to attend 10th grade at Mardela High School while Thompson and VanSciver will be ninth graders at James M. Bennett High School this fall. Whitney will be in eighth grade at Salisbury Middle School. “Apathy” features an eclectic performance including songs by Nirvana, Weezer, Taproot, and the Vapors as well as four of their own creations. They can take it slow or “rattle your fillings” with an upbeat sound which includes diverse melodies and inspired vocal presentation. “Apathy” can be reached at (410) 3414709 or their website at www.freewebs. com/garagebandapathy.
Seaford Night Out For the 15th straight year, the Seaford community will have the opportunity to join forces with their neighbors and police officers in a night to “give crime and drugs a going-away party,” Thursday, Sept. 21. The Seaford Police Department and Delaware State Police Troop 5 have joined forces once again along with the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club and are planning a special fun-filled evening for the entire family. From 5 to 8 p.m. there will be music, numerous public service exhibits and give-aways, games for kids and free hamburgers, hotdogs and soft drinks. FOP Lodge 9 will have National Child Identification Packets available to parents of children. The kit sponsored by the American Football Coaches Association and the FBI, includes inkless fingerprint kit, laminated wallet card and DNA collection envelope. There will be police demonstrations of canine units, motorcycle units and a bomb robot, along with Safety Sam and the Seaford Police Department Mobile Command Unit. Also free blood pressure checks by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be set up at the event. Sgt. Dan and the Delaware State Police Helicopter will be on display and as always McGruff the crime Fighting dog will make an appearance. Tony Windsor of the Western Sussex boys and Girls Club will be the MC for the evening events and prizes will be given away throughout the evening.
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(From top) James Whitney, drums; Chris Gray, bass/guitar; Cole Thompson, guitar/bass, and Clint VanSciver, lead guitar and vocalist,and their rock band “Apathy” have been very busy this summer.
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THE IRON’S RANGE Nancy Price cell 302-236-3619 mls540396 $429,900 www.tullrameyrealestate.com ST. JOHN’S HOUSE TOUR - 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. A chicken salad luncheon will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $6 including dessert and beverage. There will be a House Tour Boutique in Fellowship Hall. Doors will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. At the same time there will be a silent auction. Shown is one of the homes on the tour. It belongs to Frank and Leigh Ann Parks, 5 Tidewater Drive, Seaford. The Parks have combined their design talents to create a “contemporary, Victorian” style home. The Victorian influence comes from a painting that belonged to Frank’s grandmother that you see as you enter the house. The front turret-shaped sitting room showcases Leigh Ann’s Snow Village collection. An antique trunk given to Leigh Ann by her grandmother holds a treasured doll collection. This room, as do many rooms in the home, has an incredible view of the Nanticoke River. The kitchen has an old world feel with three colors incorporated in the cabinets, the quartz countertops and the tile floor. All windows showcase the beauty of the river as does the decking. Plexi-glass panels were used so as to view the water. The children were able to make choices for their rooms, pink with animal accents for one and blue with signature carpet for the other. The master bedroom has an antique mantel and a large wardrobe salvaged from the Spicer basement and another outstanding view of the river.
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IN-TOWN SEAFORD Jessica Bradley cell 302-235-7927 mls532429 $189,990 www.tullrameyrealestate.com
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MARTIN FARMS Michelle Mayer cell 302-249-7791 mls540263 $229,000 www.tullrameyrealestate.com
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CLEARBROOKE ESTATES Brenda Rambo cell 302-236-2660 mls540058 $299,000 www.tullrameyrealestate.com
LAUREL Brenda Rambo cell 302-236-2660 mls540451 $179,000 www.tullrameyrealestate.com
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People Beauchamp, Larimore to be married in June 2007
Laura Beauchamp and Jeremy Larimore
Brian and Lori Beauchamp of Greenwood announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Beauchamp of Greenwood, to Jeremy Larimore of Harrington, son of Larry and Sharon Larimore of Harrington. The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Woodbridge High School. She will graduate in May 2007 from the University of Delaware with a degree in elementary education. Her fiancé is a 1999 graduate of Christian Tabernacle Academy. He owns and operates a small grain and poultry farm, J & L Poultry. A June 16, 2007, wedding is planned at Union United Methodist Church, Bridgeville.
New EMTs come to Sussex Sussex County Emergency Medical Services recently welcomed new employees Robert L. Patterson III, Gregory Eyler, Lewis Sacks, Michael Lloyd, Matt Farlow, Matt Gajdos, Frank Mayhorn and Jordan Dattoli. Patterson began working for SCEMS after being a paramedic for a year in Lancaster, Pa. Prior to coming to Delaware, he participated in the Hurricane Katrina relief effort as part of a Pennsylvania Strike Team. He lives in Bridgeville and enjoys the beach and water sport recreations. Eyler was a paramedic in Frederick County, Md., for two years before coming to SCEMS. He has an associate degree and is planning on pursuing a bachelor’s degree in emergency medicine. He resides with his wife in Rehoboth Beach. Lloyd is a new member of the technical services division. Prior to employment with SCEMS, he was a residential wiring technician. He lives in Laurel. He is an accomplished piano player and also enjoys paintball and snowboarding. Sacks comes from Rockland County, N.Y., and has 17 years of experience in emergency medical services. He lives in Milford with his wife and two young children. His spare time is devoted to his family. Farlow is a Sussex County resident who recently started working for SCEMS.
He previously worked for Bethany Beach Patrol and continues to work there part time. He has an associate degree in emergency medical services technology and a bachelor’s degree in geography and regional planning. He lives in Lewes with his girlfriend. His hobbies include running, swimming, and boating. Gajdos comes to Sussex County from Pittsburgh, Pa., where he served as a paramedic for two years. He lives in Millville where he is a member of the Millville Volunteer Fire Company and St. Jude the Apostle Church. In his spare time, he enjoys sports, camping and the outdoors. Mayhorn completed paramedic training at Delaware Technical & Community College in 2005. He comes to Sussex County from New Castle County EMS. He has four years of experience in emergency medical services with the Lewes Fire Department. He lives in Lewes with his wife and two daughters. His hobbies include woodworking and fishing. Dattoli is from Baltimore, Md. He recently completed a bachelor’s degree in emergency health services at UMBC. While at UMBC, he was a member of the National Honor Society and Loyola Leaders and Scholars. He resides in Milford. He spends his spare time enjoying music, the beach and relaxing.
Breeding going to Angus convention Chris Breeding, Greenwood, has been elected as a delegate to the 123rd annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 13 in Louisville, Ky. Breeding, a member of the American Angus Association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., is one of 389 Angus breeders who have been elected by fellow members in their state to serve as a representative at the annual meeting. Representing 46 states, the District of Columbia and Canada, the delegates will participate
in the business meeting and elect new officers and five directors to the American Angus Association board. The annual event is held in conjunction with the annual banquet and the Super Point Roll of Victory Angus show, Nov. 11-14, during the North American International Livestock Exposition. The American Angus Association has more than 34,000 active members and is the largest beef breed organization in the world.
BROTHER AND SISTER - The West-Drayton clan’s third-generation twins were born in Nanticoke Memorial Hospital on May 12, 2006. The family welcomed home a baby boy, VicTavian Na’Shaun Hammond-Drayton, who weighed 6 pounds 1 ounce and was 20 inches long, and a baby girl, VicTaeja Ny’Aire Hammond-Drayton, 5 pounds 4 ounces and 18 inches long. Their parents are NaSheena Drayton and Victor Hammond of Seaford.
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Quick meals do not have to come from a carryout joint The new school year is in full swing — I know this because there is more traffic on the roads, there are fewer kids in the stores and there are more harried parents in the workplace. This is the time of year when business meetings and open houses vie for equal attention and the need for nutritious, quick and kid-pleasing meals is at the utmost. As long as there are chefs like Mollie Katzen and Melanie Barnard there is really no need for take-out. Their creative imaginations provide a wealth of ideas for healthy, parent-friendly, can-we-have-thisagain meals that are sure to make the work week less stressful. The child in your world or the child in you is sure to love these tasty dishes.
The Practical Gourmet Tiny Pasta Stew (Makes 5 cups) 4 cups canned vegetable broth 1/2 cup carrots in tiny cubes (the size of small peas) 1/2 cup diced zucchini 1/2 cup diced yellow summer squash (optional)
Best chicken recipe can win the cook $100,000 Attention Delmarva cooks — With your best original chicken recipe, you could win $100,000. That’s the grand prize in the 47th National Chicken Cooking Contest that is now open for entries. Contest finals will be held in May 2007 in Birmingham, Ala., but entries must be received by the Oct. 15 deadline. Fifty-one contestants, one from each state and the District of Columbia, will be selected from entries received to compete in the national finals in Birmingham. Each finalist receives an expense-paid trip to the national cookoff and a chance to compete for the $100,000 top prize and $18,000 in runner-up prizes. Chicken is the only required ingredient and it can be prepared whole, in parts, or in any combination of parts. Commercially packaged pre-cooked, marinated, or ground chicken products may also be used.
All recipes must be original, make four to eight servings, and take less than three hours to prepare and cook twice — once for judging and once for display. Grilling recipes are not allowed. An independent judging panel will select the winning recipes based upon taste, appearance, simplicity and overall appeal. The National Chicken Cooking Contest is sponsored by the National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. Members of the Alabama Poultry Federation will serve as hosts for the 2007 cook-off. Contest rules and electronic and printable entry forms are available on the contest web site at www.eatchicken.com. Entries may be submitted by mail to: NCCC, P.O. Box 27997, Washington, D.C. 200387997; by fax to 202-293-4005; or electronically through the Web site www.eatchicken.com.
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1/2 cup baby corn, in 1/4 inch slices 1/2 cup small peas 1/2 cup diced firm tofu
2 tablespoons India or other sweet pickle relish 2 teaspoons dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt Bring the bouillon to a boil in a medi1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper um-small saucepan. Add the carrots and 1 egg lower the heat to a simmer. 1/4 cup ketchup Cook for 5 minutes, or until the carrots Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a are just tender, then add the zucchini, opmedium skillet, cook the bacon over meditional summer um heat until limp squash, and corn. and some of the fat Simmer for anothis rendered, 3 to 4 This is the time of year when er 5 minutes, or until minutes. Remove all the vegetables are the bacon from the business meetings and open perfectly tender. skillet and reserve it. houses vie for equal attention Stir in the peas, In a large mixing tofu, and cooked bowl, use your and the need for nutritious, quick hands to gently but pasta, and simmer for just a couple of thoroughly mix toand kid-pleasing meals is at the minutes longer. gether the meat, Serve hot or very bread crumbs, 1/2 utmost. warm. cup of the cheese, Adapted from onion, mayonnaise, “Vegetable Heaven” by Mollie Katzen relish, mustard, salt, pepper and egg. Pat the mixture in a shallow 2-quart Bacon Double Cheeseburger Loaf baking pan. Spread the top of the loaf with (Serves 6) ketchup, then lay the bacon strips over the ketchup. 4 slices bacon Bake until the loaf is firm and the ba1 and 1/2 pounds lean ground chuck or con is crisp, 45 to 50 minutes, sprinkling ground round the top of the loaf with the remaining 1/2 1 cup firm fresh white bread crumbs cup cheese to melt during the last 5 to 10 1 cup coarsely shredded sharp Cheddar minutes of baking. Let the meatloaf stand cheese (4 ounces) in the baking dish for 10 minutes, then cut 1 large sweet onion, such as Vidalia, into squares to serve. chopped From “Everybody Loves Meatloaf,” by 2 tablespoons mayonnaise Melanie Barnard
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LIFEGUARDS The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford is looking for Lifeguards, Swim Instructors and Swim Coaches to join the Aquatics Staff. We can certify/recertify. Experience preferred but not needed. Please call 302-628-3789, Traci, for more information. Salary based on experience.
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DRIVER/DELIVERY PERSON FOR BULK LUBRICANTS ALLEN LUBES, the Shell lubricants distributor in Seaford, DE, has position open for tank truck driver. Applicant must have Class B CDL with tanker and air brakes endorsements, and a good driving record. Full time position includes good company benefits. For an employment application, contact Allen Petroleum Corporation at 303 Nanticoke Ave., Seaford, DE, 302-629-7978.
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PUBLIC AUCTION OF VALUABLE REAL ESTATE & HOME IN LAUREL, DELAWARE SATURDAY, SEPT. 30, 2006 • 11:00 A.M. From the Estate of Donna Larrimore Elliott 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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IMPORTANT AUCTION !! Income Producing Real Estate. 12 PROPERTIES TO CHOOSE FROM! Thurs., Sept. 21st at 6:31p.m. Sale held at Comfort Inn at 20530 Dupont Blvd. (Rt. 113), Georgetown, DE 19947 INCOME OF +/- $102,000 PER YEAR. Fine selection of affordable housing. All located in & around Georgetown, DE. Minutes to all amenities & area beaches. Reasonable terms; $5,000 down and 45-days to close FREE SEMINAR FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS Free Grotto's pizza being served 9/19/06 at 6:31pm at Comfort Inn. Call Rico DiMattia at 410-957-0000. Sold Right Auction Company, P.C., VAAL 3059 in cooperation with The Counts Realty & Auction Group. View photos & add’l. terms online at www.countsauction.com VAAF 93
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Selling from several local estates! Including the Living Estates of Kathy Whittington, Bonnie Brantley& Bob Maddox of Salisbury, Betty Worth of Fruitland, Bertha Shockley of Stockton, James Nichols of Cambridge, Carol Jones of Newark, MD and several other local estates!
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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
At the intersection of Rt. 50 & Forest Grove Rd., in Parsonsburg, turn North onto Forest Grove Rd. and follow for .5 miles to Old Ocean City Rd. Right onto Old O.C. Rd., and follow for 1.2 miles to Esham Rd. Left onto Esham Rd. and follow for 1.2miles to Burgundy/Tan building on left. Click on the link below for a map! Signs Posted. Sessions banjo clock, cranberry stemware, Fostoria stems, Northwood carnival, Wedgwood, Lenox, Royal Doulton , tobacco tins, pr brass lamps, converted oil lamps, brass student lamp, pink & green depression glass, pattern glass, cut & etched stems, stoneware (butter churn, canning jar, pitcher), Pennsylvania Railroad coal scuttle, mirrored brass sconces, Waterbury kitchen clock, mince meat bucket, cast iron door stop, wooden water pump, Budweiser clock, antique hand planes, and much, much more. Victorian love seat, oak bow front china cabinet, maple hutch, hall table, oak sofa table, antique butchers block, walnut étagère, mahogany table, Morganton mah sideboard, serpentine drop front writing desk, primitive pie safe original tins, 3 cedar chests, washstand w/ gallery, 3 pc mah brs, set of Hitchcock chairs, set of lyre back chairs, cobblers bench table, inlaid sofa table, antique spinning wheel, corner chairs, wingback chairs, dome top trunk, oak dining room table and 4 chairs, round oak table, teak bar, wicker chairs, leather ottomans, misc. end tables, several Broyhill sofas, coffee table, dark pine table and 4 chairs, antique sleds, maple rocker, gold framed mirror and much more. : Nicely maintained 1996 Wellcraft 1950S 19’ bow rider with 350 Mercruiser and very low hours. A single axle Load Rite boat trailer is included. The boat is being sold as part of a settlement from a divorce and will be sold to the highest bidder! Large Weatherby Gun Safe, Harpers Ferry/Navy arms 58 Cal. Flintlock (Repro), Knight 54 cal. Inline BP rifle, Austin Halleck 50 cal. inline BP rifle w/octagonal & round barrel, Thomson Center fire New England 54 cal. cap lock BP rifle, Marlin Model 60 .22 cal semi auto rifle, misc black powder supplies, 2 craftsman radial arm saws (1 newer, 1 older), porch railing columns, 8 ft garage door, two 36” pre hung doors, to be sold immediately following the glassware and china : Cash Or Approved Check Day of sale. Visa/MC/Amex/Discover. 8% Buyer Premium. 3% Discount for cash or check. Everything Sold “As Is” with no warranties of any kind. Vehicle titles held 10 days unless paid by cash/credit card. Auction conducted inside & outside or 9,000 Sq. Ft. facility. Two Auctioneers. Some seating provided. Food served by Millie’s. 2 Hours prior to the Auction!
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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 • 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
Holly Oak Dr., Laurel, DE – Sussex Co. Dist. 4-32 Map 8.00, Parcels 62.07, 62.08 & 62.09 Incredible Investment Opportunity! 3 Perced lots that are ready to build!
Owner relocation. Lots must be sold. Lots to be sold separately!
At the intersection of Rt. 13 ant Rt. 24 (in Laurel DE) turn West onto Rt. 24 and follow for 1 mile to Central Ave. Cross Central Ave and continue on Rt. 24 (West St) for 1.3 miles to Meadow Branch Drive and turn left. Follow to Holly Oak Dr. (2nd on right) and turn onto Holly Oak. Follow to lots on the left. Signs Posted. Incredible Investment Opportunity. We are selling 3 Building lots in lower Sussex County, DE. These lots are located in the highly desirable Hollywood Park Sub-Division. The owner has relocated to the Western Shore of Maryland and the lots must be sold! Lot 5E (62.07) was perced in 1986 (Valid until March 2007) and approved for an LPP system. This is a corner lot with frontage on Holly Oak Drive and Pine Grove Road. The lot is 23,028 Sq. Ft. +/- (0.52 Acre) in size and is mainly wooded. Lot 6E (62.08) was perced in Sept. 2006 and was approved for an LPP system. This large lot is mainly wooded and consists of 33,082 +/- Sq. Ft. (0.76 Acre) of land. Lot 7E (62.09) was perced in Sept. 2006 and was approved for an Elevated Sand Mound treatment and disposal or DNREC approved alternative design. This lot is also mainly wooded and consist of 21,022 Sq. Ft. +/- (0.48 Acre) of land. $5,000.00 down on each 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, 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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LEGALS PUBLIC HEARING The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a Public Hearing and present an Ordinance Amending Section 234-45 of Article 11 of the Bridgeville Land Use and Development Code Relating to the Parking of Commercial Vehicles in Residential Zones for a second and final reading. The Hearing will be held on Monday, October 2, 2006 during the regular monthly Commission Meeting which begins at 7:00 P.M., in the Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY, COMMISSION PRESIDENT 9/21/1tc
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING SEAFORD HUNDRED Case No. 9653 In accordance with Chapter 115, of the Code of Sussex County, a hearing will be held on a request for a variance as provided by: Chapter 115, Article IV, Subsection 115-25 and 115-182, Item C and D of said ordinance of GERMAN MENEZES who is seeking a variance from the side yard setback requirement, to be located north of Route 20, corner west of Front Street Extended, within Hurley and Allens Addition. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on Monday evening, OCTOBER 16, 2006, at 7:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter as may be heard. All interested parties should attend and present their views. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to public hearing. For additional information, contact the Planning and Zoning Department at 302-855-7878. 9/21/1tc
NOTICE Estate of Joseph Leon Johnson, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Joseph Leon Johnson who departed this life on the 5th day of June, A.D. 2006 late of Bridgeville, DE were duly granted unto Mary J. Dennis on the 12th day of September, A.D. 2006, and all
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persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administratix without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administratix on or before the 5th day of February, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administratix: Mary J. Dennis 24751 Nichols Street, Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Michele Procino-Wells 123 Pennsylvania Ave. Seaford, DE 19973 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 9/21/3tc
NOTICE Estate of William R. Walter, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of William R. Walter who departed this life on the 4th day of August, A.D. 2006 late of Delmar, DE were duly granted unto James Brian Walter on the 5th day of September, A.D. 2006, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 4th day of April, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: James Brian Walter 11013 Trappe Creek Dr., Berlin, MD 21811 Seaford, DE 19973 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 9/21/3tc
NOTICE Estate of Margaret W. Chatwin, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Margaret W. Chatwin who departed this life on the 7th day of August, A.D. 2006 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Barbara C. Short on the 7th day of September, 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 7th day of April, A.D. 2007 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix:
Barbara C. Short 108 Washington Ave., Bridgeville, DE 19933 Attorney: James A. Yori,, Esq. Fuqua & Yori P.O. Box 250, Georgetown, DE 19947 Howard Clendaniel Register of Wills 9/21/3tc
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
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,
PAGE 37 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 exhibit 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
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
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
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Letters to the Editor Impact fees would help Sussex County residents avoid taxes Many people in the Cape School District are now worried about their finances in the wake of the controversial and clouded school referendum which passed. The rest of citizens of Delaware are just plain worried. A few months ago I wrote about the financial impact of the proposed, new Cape Henlopen High School in regard to our county taxes. The purpose of that letter was to lead into this letter — to propagate the only fair and viable solution for providing the necessary infrastructure to sustain the inevitable growth that is coming to Sussex and Kent counties. Look at what has been built already and what is getting ready to materialize. Every time you open the newspaper there is another development proposed in the Cape Henlopen School District. Gills Neck Road, New Road, Nassau, Rt. 24, Rt. 1, Rt. 16, Rt. 9 — Lewes, Rehoboth, Milton — development after development - 200 homes, 400 homes, 600 homes, 1200 homes - the never ending story. The complete urbanization of Sussex County is right around the corner with no money for infrastructure, and your municipal, state, and county taxes are eventually going to go right through the roof. Just imagine if our County Council and/or our State Legislators had the political will and vision to plan ahead for all our future growth and the impact that this growth would have on our infrastructure. Just imagine if these politicians (state, county, and municipal) had demanded large impact fees several years ago on all this development with various percentages going exclusively for roads, schools, and open space. Folks, you wouldn’t be worrying about a substantial tax increase in your school taxes now, especially during these trying times with huge increases predicted in health insurance, heating oil, propane, electricity, and gasoline. A little bit of planning and doing the intelligent thing, as so many governments in Maryland, Virginia, Florida, etc have done already, would indeed have made all the difference in the world for our local residents. Instead, our county, state, and municipal governments have consistently pandered to the developers whose projects (some well planned and others not so well planned) are changing the rural landscape, compromising the environment, and clogging our roads-creating frustrating gridlock for our citizens. The developers make their huge profits and then leave the cost of the infra-structure to the tax payers. They get a complete free ride at our expense. Hey, I don’t blame them-they’re in business to make as much money as possible. You need to hold your elected officials completely responsible for this fiasco, especially the Sussex County Council. Take a look around you folks - look at all this new development, and not one dime from impact fees is going into this multi-million dollar, proposed project called Cape Henlopen High School. Why not? It’s simply ridiculous that this has been allowed to continue the way it has. What is so unbelievable about this inequity is that if these changes had been made by our governments, the developers would still have made just as much money
during this fantastic, housing boom. The impact fees simply would have been passed on to the buyers. The very nature of our geography-close to the water and the low taxes we have enjoyed, would keep the demand rolling and the growth engine roaring. Any argument against this concept (and I have heard them all) is not based on logic, but purely on conjecture and personal avarice. That being said, I laud the Milton City Council for protecting its turf and planning ahead. Basically, they said to the developers — ”You want to build in our townyou’re going to pay.” Hooray for the Milton Council. Suddenly Darin Lockwood withdrew his plans, didn’t he? No free ride anymore. Lewes should do the same thing by increasing its impact fees — considering the potential development that is coming into the Lewes City limits on Gills Neck Road from the Otis Smith property — recently purchased by Brice Lingo. The answers to finding the needed funds for purchasing open space, maintaining and building new roads, and building new schools in all our school districts in Kent and Sussex counties are without a doubt- impact fees, impact fees, and impact fees. You want to move to Sussex County or Kent County, you want to build a second home here, you want to develop our countryside, increase the size of our towns, and impact our quality of life, then you’ve got to pay. One of two things will surely happen which are both very positive in my opinion. Either the developers will choose not to develop, or if they do, the state and county will reap the financial benefits, and our taxes will remain low. Otherwise folks, the bottom line is that after the urbanization is complete, and the transfer taxes diminish, we the taxpayers will ultimately foot the bill for new schools, roads, police protection, and soon. The profit makers will have moved on to greener pastures — laughing all the way to the bank, while Sussex and Kent counties will become like New Jersey with a huge population increase — demanding services and infra-structure, and no money to pay for it. Unfortunately, we’ve already lost much of the needed revenue that we could have gleaned through implementing impact fees. That’s because your elected officials, especially in Sussex County, for whatever reasons, have pandered basically to the development industry without considering the future. However, it’s not too late for a responsible government to begin doing the right thing. I urge the voters in the 2006 and 2008 elections to pay close attention to the various platforms put forward by all the candidates - both incumbents and challengers, regardless of political party. Listen for the words - ”Impact fees” - ask questions, and vote accordingly. Judson Bennett, Lewes
As development comes to edge of town, the town center dies I love this — what is it? The “Horsey Project”? What did columnist Pat Murphy call it? The “proposed large parcel development overlay
district (LPD).” What a cute name for such an ingenious way to use up what the town’s wastewater system can currently accommodate, and spend millions to build a bigger one. It’s fabulous greedy-palm-going! What a way to get tax dollars and leave mine cheap! Thank you! 350 “EDUs”? Is that sort of Section 8 WIC stuff? One thousand people! Cool! In the last 30 years, every cute little town I have ever lived in (there were many famous ones from Boulder, Colo., to Chincoteague, Va.) turned into tourist traps, hotels, traffic jams and ugly housing. My husband, dog and I, escaped Chincoteague and bought a beat up old house here in town, 8 and 1/2 years ago, for the cost of a new car. They tell me now that our house is worth five times what we paid for it. So? And why? It was a very cute town when we moved here. The 4th of July was held on Market Street, the shops were mostly filled and there was a fabulous antique store on Delaware Avenue. Although I did not understand why they got rid of a movie theater for a senior center, it did not personally affect me. There were two (count them — two) really good grocery stores, just on the south side of town. There was a noisy bar, and a lot of drug dealing, but that was mild to what I had left behind. The Delaware Department of Transportation wanted to widen Delaware 24 for trucks, and so they invented a plan to take out downtown sidewalks and Wilmington Trust was about to lose the entire corner at Central Avenue. We fought them, and we won, and the bank expanded. The logging trucks headed toward Sharptown now have severe maneuverability problems, and if Fox Funeral Homes has a busy day, West Street is so crowded that trucks often have to sit for five minutes! I love it! You go, DelDOT. Development happens everywhere. Our population grows in leaps and bounds from all the free stuff. But I have to say, this is the first place I have ever lived, where as the years roll on the town becomes the country and the country becomes a new city. It’s amazing. The grocery stores we used to have are empty parking lots — one where the grass has all grown through the cement and the building has been vacant for so long that it will have to be torn down — or it will fall down? We now have a produce stand every summer where the bank used to be! It’s like in the country! Thank you town —
for doing nothing! The drug dealers have moved east — the noise ordinances have cut out the bar noise — the other really cheap old houses have been fixed up and their yards are all mowed and there are flowers! Pretty, pretty flowers! And I can sit in my yard and hear birds in the day and crickets at night and I don’t pump sewage into Horsey’s Pond. So, good luck, Discountlanders! You too, Pat! You can have it all. Has anyone thought about a grocery store? Food Lion already runs out of milk! Do you care? Or are you more concerned with restaurants? We have five pizza places now. But the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation is the same about restaurants as it is about businesses in town. Two individuals tried to have businesses here, and were pushed out on their butts! No restaurant can come to town. Grottos tried, so AppleBees wouldn’t. What restaurant will be proposed for the what? The LPD? Pizza Hut? Or is that far away enough not to compete with RJs? Oh, I know. Pizza Hut is moving next to the Chamber of Commerce when that development plan goes through. Cool! You all keep it up. I’m enjoying this! And thank you again for an empty, quiet, dead town! Mel Baron, Laurel
Parents-teachers group thanks pizza restaurant for support The Frederick Douglass PTO would like to give a big thank you to Brad Baynum and Pizza King of Seaford. Pizza King donated more than $1,000 to the Frederick Douglass PTO. From January to May, the PTO had a “Fred Douglass” night and a portion of the profits were donated. This generous donation has helped with many different initiatives for the school. Pizza King has helped demonstrate the true meaning of community by helping schools and families come together. It was great to go and see all the familiar faces from school; the delicious dinners and excellent service were an added bonus. We appreciate the support of this business and the money they donated. The Frederick Douglass PTO Seaford
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Former DuPont employees get together every month A large group of former DuPonters meet on the second Tuesday of AT URPHY each month at the Pizza King in Seaford. I went the other day and From the beginning of talking to George Wilson, Bill Duck, Bob George, Dave Hynson and all World War II through the the rest gave me a great sense of belate 1980s that company longing. Yes, for the most part as the did great service for its years went by all DuPonters became a tight-knit fraternity. Immediately country and provided jobs upon seeing each other, it’s old times for many thousands of us. at the “Plant” that we talk about and they were great times. I could not atyour life to something, that is what you are, tend the 25-year dinner and am sorry each that is your mark on life, well at least a big time I can’t be there, for each year one of us will not be here to enjoy the camaraderie and part of it. Now, we can’t even (if we wanted to) visit the former site of our employment. laughter that we all enjoy so much. Those gold lifetime passes — remember Wayne Obermire, 25-year president, said them, and now where there is a DuPont site 70 former DuPonters passed away last year they are changing things tremendously. — among them was a large number I knew There is no Threadline any more and very well. Al Love, Milford — I went to there is talk that we may not be able to use many a ball game with him; Gary Thomas, the DuPont Emblem on the 25-Year stationSeaford, my A shift Panelboard partner; ary. To the 2,018 25-Year Club members Roland Johnson the same; Virginia English, who are left, I hope history treats us kindly. Delmar — I used to give her a ride to work; From the beginning of World War II through Francis Doughty, Seaford, worked with him the late 1980s that company did great service in maintenance, (yes, he tried to teach me for its country and provided jobs for many something); and the list goes on, but you get thousands of us. Seaford was truly the “Nythe idea. I’ve even thought about writing some sort lon Capital of the World.” of book about the great times there, and each Everyone’s friend in Laurel, Charlie day I don’t I see someone who’s not here to Gordy, recently enjoyed his 85th birthday. read it. Former Citizen of the Year, dedicated Odd Now if you look at my first sentence of Fellow member and caretaker of Odd Felmy column I used the words “former DuPonter.” Is there any such thing? My feel- lows Cemetery in Laurel, Charlie’s hardwork ethic is legendary among lodge memings are that if you give 25, 30, 35 years of bers and at his former job as a DuPonter.
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What will $5 do for you these days? Well, I do know it will keep your membership going in one of the greatest organizations around. I’m talking about the Laurel Alumni Association that has more than 1,000 members. Not a Laurel graduate? There is an associate membership and whatever your status, it’s easier to keep that membership up than having to rejoin after you let it expire. Laurel Commons, the assisted housing development on South Central Avenue, is getting ready to expand. One of the nicest around, Laurel Commons is well liked by the residents and is a sharp looking addition to Laurel. When they built the first ones there was a list a mile long of applicants and I’m sure there will be this time too. Michelle Gerstle should get much of the credit along with her company for doing a great job and making so many of those people 62 and over very happy. Her number is 875-3525. I’ve found someone new to pick on and a sweet letter the other day told me so, but that part where it said that “Frank Caudill is one of Seaford’s treasures” is bound to get him a few laughs at the coffee shop. Donald Bailey called me over to his car the other day to give me something. He said, “Here is something for you if you want it,”
I see some of our local fire department officers have taken positions with the Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association. They include Ron Marvel of Seaford, first vice president, and Debbie Marvel (sister-inlaw) of Seaford, first vice president of the ladies auxiliary; and Lois Pearson of Greenwood, assistant treasurer of the ladies auxiliary. Mark Sheridan, Jason Boyce and Todd Smith of the Laurel Fire Department and Dusty Hamilton of Blades Fire Department were among 10 firefighters to receive the Heroic Firefighters of the Year Award. You can write their names with the word “dedication” that’s them, and a great bunch of guys too, especially Jason, because he is my neighbor.
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as he handed me a book titled “Major League Baseball 1936” by Harold “Speed” Johnson. “Kinder would want you to have this,” as he opened the book to show me the signature of his late brother. The inscription read, “This book belongs to these four people, Kinder Bailey, Roland Lowe, Leland Spicer and Andy Nye.” All four were very devoted baseball fans in Laurel and I had a personal friendship with all but Andy, whom I did not get to know. Roland was my first Little League coach. Leland ran the paper store where I spent many, many hours talking with “Spike” and I was Kinder’s paper boy and later friend. What a very personal great gift. Don, you can be assured it has a great home. Oh yes, Andy played for the Laurel Chicks in 1922-23, Laurel’s only year in the first Eastern Shore League.
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JUNE 25, 2006 The Day The Rains Came
✳ SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2006
Seaford Star Sports
Seaford’s Kelsey Riggleman attacks on defense while teammate Courtney Swain (18) moves in for a pass. Photo by Gene Bleile
Blue Jays have tough week with two overtime games ‘The Force’ is not with the Blue Jays in 45-13 road loss
Seaford’s Rayshawn Sheppard looks for room to run during last weekend’s game in Wilmington. The Blue Jays, which fell to 1-1 with the loss, hosts Howard in their home opener this Friday. Photo by S.D. Smith
By Gene Bleile
The Seaford Blue Jay field hockey team is still looking for their first win in the 2006 season. The team’s frustration factor was taken to a new level this past week with two overtime games that resulted in a 2-1 loss to Sussex Central on Sept. 12, followed by a 1-1 tie with Smyrna on Sept. 14. Coach Robin Verdery was very frustrated along with her girls, especially in the Smyrna game. The Lady Jays were leading 1-0 with seven minutes left to play, when Smyrna drilled one home to knot the score. The 10-minute overtime in the pouring rain sent both teams home wet and scoreless. “We just couldn’t find the goal cage,” Coach Verdery emphasized after the Smyrna game. “We were wide and long
all day with shots on goal, but our passing has improved with each game,” she added. Goalie Erin Taylor had a good game in the cage, with six saves, while the Jays did bang out 11 shots against the Eagles’ goalie. Seaford’s Kari Bergh scored early in the second half to give the Jays the lead and hope for their first win. Smyrna’s Leslie Pleasanton tied the score late in the game that eventually set up the overtime. “We played our hearts out today and I saw a lot of things come together, but we still need to find that nucleus of players that works,” Verdery said. “This week Jessica Harper and Bethany Cooper showed me in practice they deserved to be co-captains today.” According to Verdery, other players Continued on page 42
SEAFORD SOCCER- Seaford’s Trevor Lee (9) and Zack Long (20) attack the Laurel defense during last week’s game in Seaford. See story on page 45. Photo by Gene Bleile
By Gene Bleile The Seaford Blue Jays had a long bus ride up and back to Wilmington last Saturday and an even longer day on the field, losing to The Charter School of Wilmington 45-13. The Force kicked off to the Jays, who fumbled the ball on their own 30-yard line, then dodged an early bullet, when they held Wilmington on downs and took over on their own 25-yard line. The Jays then moved the ball up field, but the drive was stopped on third down when they were called for off sides. Six plays later, after Seaford’s punt, the Force’s Jay Campbell scored the first rushing touchdown for a 6-0 lead. Seaford answered that score with one of their own, on a nine play drive that was capped off by a three yard run by My’Keal Purnell. Kyle Shockley kicked the extra point and Seaford took the lead at 7-6. “We fought back after two early mistakes to take the lead,” coach Marc Dickerson said. “At that point in the game, we played head to head with them.” The Jays lead was short lived, when Wilmington ran the kickoff back to Seaford’s 39 yard line and four plays later, Trevor Tabah scored and the extra point kick made it 13-7. “The game was pretty physical at that point, but we were still close,” Dickerson stressed. The second quarter saw the Force open
the lead to 19-7 on a 28-yard touchdown pass, but Seaford got a break midway in the period, when they recovered a Force fumble. Six plays later Seaford’s Spencer Coulbourn found Tyler Ruark open in the end zone for a nine-yard touchdown pass. The kick failed but the Jays closed the score to 19-13. Dickerson kept telling his kids to “make the plays and not worry about the mistakes.” But a missed Seaford interception chance, kept the next Wilmington drive alive and Jay Campbell scored for the Force to open the game up to 25-13 at the half. The Jays problems continued on into the third and fourth quarters, when Wilmington scored again on a 44 yard run, an 11 yard touchdown pass, and off a Seaford turnover to close the door at 4513. The Charter School of Wilmington had 396 total yards on offense, while the Jays rolled up a total of 265. Spencer Coulbourn was 6-14 passing for 82 total yards for Seaford, with one touchdown and one interception. Purnell rushed for 101 yards and caught one pass for 14 yards. Wingback Tyler Ruark caught two passes, one for a touchdown, for a total of 23 yards. Split end Timmy Senatus had three catches for 33 yards. After two Wilmington area road games in a row to open their season, the Jays host powerhouse Howard this Friday night, Sept. 22 at Bob Dowd Stadium (kick off is 7 p.m.).
Nanticoke Little League to hold an equipment return on Thursday Nanticoke Little League will hold an equipment return on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the Little League Complex. Uniform pants can also be returned at this time.
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✳ SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2006
Seaford Stars of the Week
Male Co-Athlete of the WeekTrevor Lee- Seaford
Raider football team falls to Milford, 26-18, on fourth quarter rally The Woodbridge varsity football team held an 18-12 lead over Milford through three quarters of play, unfortunately the Raiders were outscored, 14-0, in the final quarter and lost 26-18 last Friday in Milford. Woodbridge’s Josh Quinones started the scoring off with a 28-yard touchdown run to make it 6-0. Milford quarterback Brandon Klein scored from a yard out to knot the score at 6-6 after one quarter of play. Theo Bowe scored on a 40-yard punt return for a touchdown to give Milford the 126 lead before Quinones scored his second touchdown of the game on a 10-yard touchdown run to tie things up at 12-12 at the half. Woodbridge’s Kegan Miller scored on a six-yard touchdown run to put the Raiders ahead by the score of 18-12 through three quarters of play. Klein had a one-yard touchdown run for the first of two Buccaneer scores in the final quarter for the 26-18 win. Jordan Wescott had 27 carries for 97 yards, Quinones ran the ball five times for 54 yards and two touchdowns, and Kegan Miller had three carries for 33 yards and a touchdown. Wescott also returned two kicks for 67 yards and Quinones had two kick returns for 32 yards. Wescott recorded eight solo tackles and two assists and caused and recovered a fumble; Eddie Stewart had five solo tackles, five assists, and a caused fumble; and Dan Cabrera added five total tackles and a sack. Miller also had five solo tackles and Vondell Foreman added five total tackles for the Raiders.
Male Co-Athlete of the WeekJordan Wescott- Woodbridge
Raider running back Jordan Wescott tallied 228 yards, three touchdowns, and a two-point conversion in week one. On Seaford junior Trevor Lee netted four the other side of the ball he had six solo of his team’s seven goals in an opening tackles, six assists, and a fumble recovweek win over Salisbury School. Last ery. Last week Jordan ran for 97 yards week Lee had the Jays’ lone goal in a 1and had 67 yards on two kick returns. 0 win over St. Thomas More. Trevor Wescott also had 12 total tackles, a also scored a goal in Seaford’s win over forced fumble, and another fumble reLaurel last Tuesday. covery. Honorable mention- Heather Solomon- Woodbridge; Kelsey RigglemanSeaford; Kari Bergh- Seaford; Tiamia Black- Sussex Tech; My’Keal PurnellSeaford; Abraham Cruz- Seaford; Paul Widerman- Seaford; Josh Muncy- Greenwood Mennonite; Derek Nennstiehl- Woodbridge; Josh Quinones- Woodbridge; Rene Mendoza- Woodbridge
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BLUE RAIDERS- Woodbridge head coach John Parker gives some game instructions to young quarterback Austin Perry during the Raiders’ opening week game. Woodbridge hosts St. Andrew’s in their home opener on Friday night. Photo by Mike McClure
Star to feature Where are they Now?, On Campus With stories The Seaford/Laurel Star will continue running “Where are they Now?” and “On Campus With” stories throughout the year. If you know of a local graduate who is no longer in school and has gone on to do great things in life, submit their name for our “Where are they Now?” series. If you have a local “star” who has gone on to play sports in college, let us know about him or her for our “On Campus With” series. Please contact the Star with their name, some background information, and a way to contact them. Send information to the Star at email@example.com or 302-6299243 (f) or call sports editor Mike McClure at 302-629-9788.
Nanticoke Little League Board of Directors elections are Sept. 21 Nanticoke Little League Board of Directors elections for the 2006-07 season will be held September 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the concession stand. If you are interested in seeking a position on the board, please send a letter of intent to the Nanticoke Little League, P.O. Box 274, Seaford, DE 19973. All letters must be postmarked by Sept. 16.
Seaford Soccer Boosters sponsoring a brick fundraiser ON THE RUN- My’keal Purnell (5) dodges a pair of Charter School defenders during Saturday’s game in Wilmington. Purnell ran for 101 yards in the Blue Jays’ loss. Photo by S.D. Smith
Third Annual Trinity Golf Tournament is on Sept. 23 On Saturday, Sept. 23, Trinity Transport will host its third annual golf tournament to benefit the Trinity Foundation. The tournament will take place at the Seaford Golf & Country Club at 9 a.m. and cost $75 a person following a 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 1-800846-3400 or go to www.puttforlife.org. The foundation supports groups such as the Relay for Life, American Red Cross, Jr. Achievement and the Boys & Girls Clubs.
The Seaford Boys’ Soccer Boosters would like to invite the community to join them as they “pave the path” in Seaford soccer history. The boosters are presently selling bricks which will be laid at the entrance to the Seaford High School soccer complex. This is a great opportunity to honor a past or present Seaford soccer player by leaving a permanent reminder of his/her time spent with the soccer program. Local businesses and companies are encouraged to lend their support of the Seaford soccer program as well. Bricks will be available in two sizes: 4” X 8” for $50 or 8” X 8” for $150. Order forms or additional information may be obtained from any Seaford soccer player from Sept. 19-136 or by contacting project sponsors Brian Demott (629-7041) or Kristin Lee (629-5465). Don’t miss your chance to become a part of Seaford soccer history.
✳ SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2006
Dale Ridenour of Harbor House carries the ball during his team’s 34-0 win over Baker Construction last Sunday. Photo by David Elliott
Raven Roundup: Cross country teams earn wins By Mike McClure The Sussex Tech cross country teams each earned a win over St. Thomas More last Wednesday. The boys picked up a 16-50 victory while the girls won, 26-33. For the boys, David Ricksecker (17:53) placed first, Tom Ford (18:17) was second, Brian Singh (18:34) came in third, and Derek Kitchen (18:40) finished fourth. Steve Spera (19:24) and Ryelan Pavlik (19:43) were sixth and seventh respectively. Nicole Mahoney (21:54) paced the Lady Ravens with a first place finish, Kasie Price (24:27) was fourth, Casie Carter (24:45) came in sixth, and Tiffany Roles (26:10) placed seventh. Ravens’ soccer falls- The Sussex Tech varsity soccer team fell to 1-1 in Henlopen Conference play and 21 overall with a 5-1 loss to Polytech last Thursday. Freshman Ariel Espinoza scored the Ravens’ goal while Geoffrey Morton had six saves. Lady Ravens bounce back with win- The Sussex Tech varsity field hockey team rebounded from a 2-1 loss to Delmar with a 5-0 non-conference win over Worcester last Friday. Tiamia Black, who scored Tech’s lone goal against the Wildcats, scored three first half goals on Friday. Kylee Rickards and Rebecca McMillan each dished out an assist as the Ravens led 3-0 at the half. Sara Adams scored an unassisted goal and McMillan netted a goal on a feed from Lauren Peabody to help Sussex Tech to a 5-0 win. Angela Massino had one save for the Ravens, who held a 21-2 advantage in shots. Godwin scores lone touchdown in loss- Sussex Tech’s George Godwin scored the Ravens’ only touchdown in a 41-7 loss to Hodgson with a 70-yard touchdown run.
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✳ SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2006
BETWEEN THE LINES By Gene Bleile, Seaford Sports
Thanks for the Memories! Some time in the late spring or early summer, a business closed in the Seaford area that meant a lot to a diverse group of people. Take a quick guess. If your first thought was Fresh Pride, you would be incorrect. This business was like a home away from home to many. On a crisp Sunday afternoon late in the fall, you could often see geese flying south in formation against a pale blue sky or see turtles sun themselves on a log in early spring. In summer, as you walked along the water’s edge searching the high grass mumbling to yourself, startled frogs often hopped into any of the three ponds. That business, that home away from home, was Woodland Golf Park, located near Woodland, Delaware. Skip Gardner, the owner sent me a note last week giving me his “best wishes” on my new job here at The Star. Skip was a player on my very first soccer team, when I coached the varsity Blue Jays in the early seventies. I was happy for him and excited when he opened Woodland, because I was just learning to play golf and it was five minutes from my house. On the wall next to my desk at home, I have two memorable scorecards posted from Woodland. One is dated September 18, 1999, when I shot 54, on a course of par 48. The other is dated June 4, 2005, when I broke 54 and shot my lowest score ever of 51. I had come a long way, since shooting 89, on my very first round of golf on Skip’s finely manicured fairways and greens. I didn’t keep that scorecard and have long since blocked that date from my mind. On any given day, as you pulled into the parking lot, you might see golfers, young or old, male or female, black or white, hackers or low handicappers teeing off on hole #1 or pulling their cart back to the pro shop from green #14.
Many people from Delmarva got a chance to experience golf on a great course at a reasonable price per round. The Seaford Education Association also held a successful fundraiser there to help Seaford High students receive scholarship money for college. I helped to organize the event and over 50 golfers had a great time. I still vividly remember one of my greatest golf moments that sunny day I shot 89. I was standing on the last tee box #14, a 142-yard par 3, when someone in my foursome suggested I rotate my hands to the right on the club grip to stop slicing the ball. I then teed off and hooked my eight iron high into the air and watched it ricochet off the pro shop roof and landed on the putting green on the other side of the building. It was a great lie. One of the few times all day, my ball actually landed on grass that resembled a fairway. I putted off the green and tried unsuccessfully to chip over the maintenance shed and through the trees several times. I did manage to salvage a 12 on the hole. Not counting the problems with the various ponds, the woods and sand traps, that was one of my better holes! People who have never played the game don’t fully realize that golf imitates life. You start each round with high hopes; you strive to be successful, while playing the ball from the fairway, rough, or hazards and then add up the score, when you finish. It is a solitary and humbling game that makes you complete, only when you play it with family or friends in your foursome. So Skip, I hope you always play from the fairway, not in the rough, you find new goals and additional success in life, and when you add up the score, may you be under par. I know I speak for all those golfers who played Woodland over the years, when I say, “Best Wishes” to you and “Thanks For The Memories”!
Seaford’s Paul Widerman (10) tries to head the ball into the goal against Laurel last week. Photo by Gene Bleile
Seaford soccer team earns win over St. Thomas More By Gene Bleile The Seaford Blue Jay soccer team moved to 3-0 with a 1-0 win on the road against St. Thomas More last Saturday. The game, which was played on a narrow, bumpy field, was a contest of missed opportunities for both teams all afternoon. Seaford kicked off and spent most of the time on offense the entire game. They had 21 shots on goal, but managed only one score midway through the second half. Coach Tim Lee had nothing but praise for Jason Robles, the St. Thomas More goalie. “He blocked everything we shot at him, in traffic, or numerous breakaway shots,” Lee said. Robles finished the game with 17 saves. The frustration level for the Jays rose higher and higher throughout the entire game. “It was a small field and our passes bounced around awkwardly and we didn’t finish on a lot of opportunities,” he stressed. Lee could see his team trying to deal with the frustration all game, but he was afraid that the young Jays would lose focus on their passing and shots. “Our team will gain soccer maturity the more games they play. Frustration will be replaced by confidence and aggressive play,” he
added. St. Thomas More only managed three quality shots on goal all day, two from corner kicks and one on a cross from a wing, but all three were kicked over the cross bar from near the six yard line. Andrew Halter, the Jays goalie, recorded three saves for the game. Midway through the second half, Seaford’s Trevor Lee took a breakaway pass, beat their sweeper inside the 18 yard line, side stepped the goalie’s rush on the ball and drilled the only score of the day inside the far post. “After that score, you could see St. Thomas More players let down and we kept the pressure on them for the last 20 minutes or so,” Lee said. “I thought Tim Halter, center defense, and Michael Zakrewsky, left fullback, played very well on defense all day.” The Blue Jays were rained out on Sept.14 against Cape Henlopen, but defeated Laurel 10-0 on Sept. 12 at home. Abraham Cruz, led all scorers with three goals followed by one each from, Trevor Lee, Oscar Castrejon, Leonel Lopez, Drew Venables, Paul Widerman, Zack Long and Daniel DeMott. The Jays’ next game (Sept.19) will be a tough conference match against Dover at home. See page 47.
Laurel field hockey tops Woodbridge, falls to Parkside High
Seaford’s Tyrek Camper (17) steals the ball from a Laurel wing during last Tuesday’s win. Photo by Gene Bleile
The Laurel varsity field hockey team defeated Woodbridge, 4-1, in a home contest last Thursday before falling to Parkside, 6-3, in a non-conference game on Saturday. On Thursday, Samantha Oliphant (one goal and one assist) scored off a feed from Kate Downes before finding Kristina Ward (two goals and one assist) to make it 2-0. Woodbridge’s Heather Solomon cut the Bulldog lead to 2-1 going into half-time. Kirsti Knight scored off a feed from Ward and Ward netted her second goal of the game for the 4-1 Laurel win. Laurel goalie Demetra Hammond had one save and Woodbridge goalie Angela Fitze had two saves. On Saturday, Ashley Hubble scored a pair of goals and Ward had one goal in a 6-3 loss to Parkside High. Laurel (1-1, 1-2) hosts Sussex Tech on Tuesday, Sept. 19 (see page 47) before visiting Indian River on Thursday. Woodbridge (0-2, 1-2) visits Seaford on Thursday and hosts Delmarva Christian on Saturday.
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Seaford Bowling Lanes Lindsey Sullivan
Friday Trios High games and series Matt Gilbert 241 Paul Toomey 675 Jodi Webb 235, 623
Thurs. Nite Mixers
Friday Night Mix Ups High games and series J.D. Adkins 294 Russ Leberknight 713 Kay Passwaters 274 Darlene Beauchamp 719
High games and series Joe Cochran 260, 723 Roxanne Covington 242, 699
High games and series Gary Jones 265, 696
High games and series Andrew Parlier 238 Michael Fletcher 238 Josh Garver 654 Jessica Bennett 245 Lori Dean 647
Tues. Early Mixed High games and series L. Stanley Howell 270 Ben Moran 718 Maryann Swift 288, 777
Young Adults High games and series Seth Trice 247, 674 Katelyn Cottet 238 Katie Hickey 625
Eastern Shore Men High games and series David Casselbury 264 John Fench 735
Baby Blue Jays High games and series Brandon Hallbrook 172 Nolan Lamonlagne 337
Debbie Hawrylyshyn 239 Karen Jerread 610
Club 50 High games and series George Bramble 289 Roger Hall 762 Shirley Ellis 269, 745
Christian Fellowship High games and series Bill Ziolkkowski 245 Mark Nelson 619
High games and series Jack Young 276 Chris Walker 686
Senior Express High games and series Shane Hallbrook 266 Carl Young 722 Boyce Clayton 722 Maurice Duncan 722 Charles Smith 722 Brad Cannon 722 Patrick Curran 722 Albert Kellam 722 Joe Walker 722 Herbert Hashagen 722 Elizabeth Pinkett 281 Lillie Magee 722 Edith Knause 722 Ruth Horsey 722 Myra Truitt 722 Clara Sample 722 Nancy Kellam 722
Pictured (l to r) is the Delaware Diamonds 16U softball team which placed fifth in the Pony Nationals: kneeling- Jaime Wells, Amanda Holston, Lindsay McCabe, Brittany Steele, Rhonda Warrington, Amy Weaver; standing- Leslie Pleasanton, Brittany Strack, Brandy Jester, Erin Fox, Alli Justice Megan Bilbrough, Rebecca Cofield, Courtney McCabe; coaches: Shannon Wilson, Steve Holston, Keith Warrington, and Jerry McCabe.
Weds. AM Mixed High games and series Jim Suda 291 Mearl Smith 816 Martha Brannock 279 Shirley Ellis 750
Delaware Diamonds 16U softball team shines bright at nationals
Mardel ABC High games and series Tim Spicer 344, 981
Tues. AM Mixed High games and series Donald Moore 225, 632 Erma Baker 234, 658
Woodbridge Little League Fall baseball results for opening week Mother Nature hampered WBLL’S efforts to get their 2006 Fall baseball season under way on Friday and Saturday, however, they were able to get play under way on Sunday afternoon. The results are as follows: T.G. Adams Tigers 7, JBS Construction Phillies 6- Despite being out hit 5-4 by the Phillies, the Tigers were able to come out on the winning end when Tanner King hit the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the sixth into center field for a two-run game winning walk-off single with one out and the bases loaded. King also scored twice earlier in the game. Brent Adams also had a two-run single earlier in the game and scored a run. Trey Warren singled and scored a run. Alex Bennington had the Tigers’ other hit. Dale Breeding, Dustin Reeder and D.J. Doherty scored their team’s other runs. Tigers’ pitchers Dale Breeding, Cody Little and Brent Adams scattered five hits and had 10 strikeouts. For the Phillies, Nick Bennett, Joshua Vazquez, Ryan Adams and Tim Petrone scattered four hits and struck out eight batters. Bennett and Vazquez also each had two hits and scored a run a piece. Philip Petrone doubled and scored a run. Tim Petrone, Nicholas Rosado and Sean Leary scored the Phillies’ other runs. Warren Salvage Phillies 2, Schrock’s Plumbing Yankees 0- Vinny Gamba and Justin Warren combined to pitch a no-hitter and struck out 15 batters. Gamba also singled and scored a run. John Keefe singled and scored a run. Kasey Jones had a two-run single, as he picked up the game-winning RBI. For the Yankees, C.J. Pleasants and Tyler Schrock turned in fine pitching performances as well as they scattered the three hits and struck out six.
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The Delaware Diamonds 16U softball team finished in a tie for fifth out of 113 teams at Pony Nationals held the last week of July in Vienna, Ohio. The team won their first seven games before losing to the Ohio Classics in the final rounds. For the week long event, they outscored their opponents 32 to 8. This tournament concludes their summer schedule, which they finished with a record of 35 wins and 8 losses. The 2006 Delaware ASA State Champions finished no lower than fifth in all their tournaments this year including college showcases. The Diamonds received high praise from many softball teams and various associations this year in their travels for their quality of play on the field but also for their accomplishments and conduct off the field. The Diamonds would like to thank their sponsors, parents, fans, and all those who supported them throughout the year.
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)856-9058 or Dean at (410)352-5688. Please help support the 2006 USSSA World Series Champions in their upcoming 2007 season.
Third Annual Rocktober Fishing Tournament and Festival is Oct. 20-22 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 .
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Laurel/Seaford Star college sports roundup for local graduates
Field hockey- Sussex Tech 6, Laurel 2Tiamia Black netted three goals, Brittany Joseph had one goal and three assists, and Ellen Rowe added two goals to pace the Ravens. Kate Downes and Tomorrow Briddell each had a goal and Kristina Ward had an assist for Laurel. Laurel goalie Dametra Hammond made 10 saves and Raven goalie Angela Massino made five stops. Dover 4, Woodbridge 1- Heather Solomon scored the Raiders lone goal and Angela Fitze made four saves in the loss. Soccer- Seaford 2, Dover 2 (OT)- Trevor Lee netted both of the Blue Jays’ goals in the tie. Smyrna 3, Sussex Tech 2- Sebastian Borror and Rob Lehman each had a goal in the Ravens’ narrow loss. Geoffrey Morton recorded eight saves in goal for Sussex Tech. Cape Henlopen 12, Laurel 1- Lineker Valladares netted the Bulldogs’ goal for the Bulldogs. Caesar Rodney 12, Woodbridge 0 Coaches- Send your scores and results to the Star at 302-629-9243 (f) or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 302-6299788 to be included in this section.
Claire Rekitzke- Seaford High graduate Claire Rekitzke (2006) made 10 saves in York College’s 1-0 win over Franklin Marshall last Wednesday. The shutout was Rekitzke’s first of her college field hockey career. Rekitzke had eight saves in a 1-0 overtime loss to York on Sept. 9. She also picked up a hard luck loss in a 3-2 double overtime loss to Dickinson College despite making 19 saves. Jason Layton- Delmar grad Jason Layton returned to Delaware last weekend when his Seton Hill football team visited Wesley ColClaire Rekitzke lege last weekend. Layton, a sophomore, was moved to fullback by the Griffins after playing on the offensive line for the Wildcats. Layton had one carry for no loss in the 49-13 loss. Seton Hill’s football team is in its second year as a program. Richard Idler- Woodbridge graduate Richard Idler is once again a member of the Hesston College (Kansas) soccer team. Idler is a sophomore defender for the team. Jason Layton Summer Spicer- Summer Spicer, a senior at Swarthmore College, was named to the Seven Sisters AllTournament Team for the second consecutive year. Spicer received the honor for posting two goals, one assist, and two defensive saves. Spicer was also an AllRichard Idler Contennial Conference team member in 2005, posting 11 goals, four assists, and two defensive saves. Summer graduated from Laurel Senior High School in 2003. Anton Ridley- Laurel graduate Anton Ridley had three receptions for 66 yards in Villanova’s 31-21 loss to the University of MassachuSummer Spicer- Laurel graduate setts last Saturday. Anton Ridley
Laurel’s Kristina Ward keeps her eye on the ball during Tuesday’s game against Sussex Tech. More photos in next week’s Star. Photo by Mike McClure
Beginner’s volleyball for senior women to be held this Fall A beginner’s volleyball class for senior women over 45 will be held at the old Sussex Central High School on West Market Street in Georgetown on Tuesday nights from 7-9 this fall. For more information call Marion Lisehora at 934-9512.
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Cross country teams improve at Lake Forest Invitational By Gene Bleile
The Seaford varsity field hockey team’s defenders move the ball up the field against Smyrna during last week’s game. Photo by Gene Bleile
Seaford field hockey continued that showed hustle and desire all day in the rain were Kelsey Riggleman, Kari Bergh and Courtney Swain. Earlier in the week, the Jays lost a
heartbreaker in overtime 2-1 to Sussex Central. Kelsey Riggleman scored for Seaford, while Leah Bowman recorded 10 saves for the Jays. Seaford’s next game is home Thursday, Sept. 21 against Woodbridge.
The Seaford Boys and Girls Cross Country teams ran in the Lake Forest Invitational last Saturday at Killens Pond State Park and set five personal best times for the boys and one for the girls. Coach Vince Morris has seen improvement from week to week with both teams’ meet times. “Both teams had a great day and they showed much performances from a week ago,” he said. “On the boys side, Barrett Smith, Andrew Hoffman and Rob Urell finished in the top half of the field of 160 runners to lead Seaford’s effort. For the girls, Lindsay James, paced the team, followed by a tight pack of four Jays, Page Johnson, Brittany Wilson, Tyler Smith and Megan Torbert.” The boy’s team finished with a score of 323 and placed 11th overall out of 23
teams. The girls scored 389 points and came in 17th out of 20 teams. Meet times: Boys- Barrett Smith placed 32nd at 18:32, Andrew Hoffman placed 49th at 19:11, Rob Urell was 57th at 19:21, Garrett Eskridge, 88th at 20:17. Spencer Noel set a new personal record placing 97th at 20:31, Lee Mayer, 21:33, Kirk Neal, 22:12, Dan Flagg, 23:26 and Korey Hearn, 23:38, also set new personal records and Kyle Webber finished at 21:33. Meet times: Girls- Lindsay James placed 41st at 22:45, Page Johnson was 77th at 24:28, Brittany Wilson was 83rd at 24:56, Tyler Smith was 93rd at 25:17 and Megan Torbert finished 93rd at 25:18. Other times included Jeanmarie Ferber 27:24, Jessica Hill, 29:27, Elizabeth Perciful, 32:29, Andrea Thomas, 35:41 and Lindsay Chapman with a new personal record of 36:09.
Kelsey Riggleman takes a shot on goal just before the half during last week’s tie with Smyrna. Photo by Gene Bleile
Woodbridge varsity soccer tops Laurel, falls to Indian River The Woodbridge varsity soccer team came back to defeat Laurel, 6-4, last Thursday at home after falling to Indian River, 8-5, on Tuesday. Derek Nennstiehl scored four goals and Rene Mendoza netted the winning goal on a penalty kick. Reuss Idler also tallied a goal and Gilberto Villalobos had nine saves for the Raiders. Lineker Valladares, Kyle Brown, Zack Hastings, and Jamie Ruhl had one goal each for the Bulldogs. Goalkeeper Jorge Lopez also made 10 saves. Mendoza netted three goals, Nennstiehl had one goal, and Marvin Marccario scored a goal in Woodbridge’s loss to Indian River last Tuesday. Villalobos recorded seven saves in the contest. Woodbridge, which moved to 1-1 in the Henlopen Conference and 2-1 overall with the win Thursday, hosts Milford on Thursday. Laurel (0-2, 0-2) hosts Caesar Rodney on Thursday.
Andy Staehli of Harbor House fires a pass during a Seaford Parks and Recreation Adult Flag Football game last Sunday. Photo by Justin Elliott
Seaford Parks and Recreation Adult Flag Football scoreboard The following are SDPR Adult Flag Football scores from last week: Harbor House 34, Baker Construction 0; Barton’s Landscape 33, Creative Kitchens 0; General Mills 22, Home Team Realty 17
Seaford Parks and Recreation’s Punt, Pass, Kick contest is Sept. 23 The SDPR Punt, Pass, and Kick competition will be held on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. at the Field of Dreams. This is a football competition for boys and girls ages 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14-15. Registration forms are available at the Parks and Recreation office or you can show up at the time of the event.
Blue Jay Open and Homecoming 5K races set for October 14 The Seaford Athletic Department will be hosting the Eighth Annual Blue Jay Open age-group cross country races and the Fifth Annual Homecoming 5K cross country race on Saturday, Oct. 14 at Chapel Branch Nature Trail on Woodland Road. All registration for these events will be done onsite on the day of the event. The Blue Jay Open races are open to students in the following age groups: Grades 5 and under, Grade 6, Grade 7, and Grade 8. Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. The cost of entry is $6. The first race will go off at 10 a.m. The Homecoming 5K is open to anyone. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The cost of entry is $10. The race will begin at 8:30 a.m. For further information, please contact Vince Morris, event director, at 302-629-4587 x303.
The Ravens’ Dimitrius Hamlin looks to carry the ball upfield during his team’s game against the Bengals in Seaford Park and Rec 6-8 year-old flag football play last weekend. Photo by David Elliott
✳ SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2006
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REMEMBERING THE GOOD OLD DAYS - A group of from 50 to 70 DuPont retirees gather monthly at the Pizza King in Seaford for breakfast to keep friendships and memories alive. Shown is the group that was present on Sept. 12. Photo by Pat Murphy.
Creenaght Health Insurance Plans The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce is hosting a breakfast meeting to hear Brian Hefferan speak about the Creenaght Health Plan. The health plan is available to any business in Delaware with less than 50 employees and which is a member of a Chamber of Commerce. Chamber members and the general public are invited to attend the breakfast to learn whether or not your business would benefit from the Creenaght Health Insurance Plan. The Rise ‘n’ Shine Breakfast is on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 7 a.m. in the Pizza King Banquet Room, Stein Highway, Seaford. The cost is $7 per person, including gratuity. Sign-up at the Chamber office at 6299690, fax 629-0281, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pond group will speak to GOP The Seaford Republican Women’s Club will meet on Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Seaford Golf and Country Club at 10:30 a.m. The program will feature Susan Messick and Brenda Stover, who are spear-
heading the movement undertaken by a group calling themselves H.A.P.P.E.N. This stands for Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization. They want to preserve the history, the beauty, the livability and the natural wonders that are inherent to the lifestyle the area offers. Their immediate concern was the annexation of land north of the Seaford city limits. They say it is not only the number of households that would be added to the area, but the drainage problems that it would create. What happens in and around Hearns Pond affects every property downstream, including Beaver Dam, Williams Pond, the Nanticoke River and even the Chesapeake Bay, they say. Over and above the concerns with annexation of this one area, there are many individuals troubled with the continuing annexation and building in the area. Both Messick and Stover are residents of the area with local roots. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge. Lunch following the meeting is optional. For further information call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.
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Statement from H.A.P.P.E.N. The following is a statement from the Hearns Pond Association for its Protection, Preservation, Enhancement and Naturalization: “On September 18, the Citizens of Seaford, in an unprecedented move, showed that democracy does, indeed, work. The annexation referendum was defeated in its entirety. Citizens who took time out of their busy schedules to be part of this process made their voices heard. “H.A.P.P.E.N. hopes that all residents are empowered to work with the City Council to develop a shared vision for the future of their community, a vision that will reflect positive growth and development in Seaford, while protecting all its positive aspects we hold dear, a vision of which our children and grandchildren will be proud. “H.A.P.P.E.N. looks forward to working with the Council to this end. We thank the City of Seaford for affording us the opportunity to participate in this process and appreciate the commitment of our elected officials to benefit and work with the people.”
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• The Library is currently seeking someone who would be interested in representing the Hawaiian Islands for our International Festival on Monday, Oct. 23, from 6-8 p.m. The participant(s) must bring items to show and prepare food to sample from the Islands. The library is offering a $50 stipend to cover food cost. All other services will be volunteered. Contact: Thelma Jones at 302-629-2524, by Sept. 30. • This will be the last week to come see the Art Exhibit of one of Seaford’s local artist, FranceAnna Arriola, entitled “Oil Works.” The exhibit will be on display until Sept. 27. Arriola who was born and raised in France, but now resides in Seaford, has done paintings of acrylic, and other multimedia art work. She is currently working with oil paintings. • Come for an hour of fun at “Story Time,” on Wednesdays, at 10 a.m. Preschoolers will enjoy hearing stories, singing, and making a take home craft. Upcoming events: • On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the library will observe Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) with “Folkloric Dancers.” This program will start at 6 p.m. All are welcome. • The library will celebrate cultures from around the world during the month of October. The first program entitled “Morocco” will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Our guest will be JoAnn Balingit. Balingit will share her experience in Morocco while teaching abroad, along with slides of the country. Suitable for all ages. Programs are free and open to the public.
Laws to address AAUW Sept. 27 The Western Sussex AAUW (formerly Seaford AAUW) starts its year of “Celebrating Delaware’s Women” with a dinner meeting at Seaford Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Dara Laws, Seaford Teacher of the Year. Members, friends and individuals interested in joining are invited. The cost of the dinner is $16.95 including gratuity. Reservations are due by Sept. 23 by calling Tammy Steele at 6280720. Payment should be made no later than Sept. 24 to Tammy Steele, 10586 Wilkinson Drive, Seaford, DE 19973. Make checks payable to Western Sussex AAUW.
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Health Symptoms of heart attack: don’t wait to call the ambulance By Dr. Anthony Policastro Heart attacks are often associated with sudden death. In many of those instances the cause of death is related to a heart rhythm disturbance. The heartbeat is disturbed because there is not enough oxygen going to the heart. When the heart does not beat properly, it cannot adequately pump blood to the rest of the body. The result is sudden collapse and death. A recent study asked questions of relatives of individuals that had sudden death. The questions were related to complaints that the patients had before they collapsed. The results showed that 75 percent of these patients had complained about some symptoms before they died. Of that group a minority had the symptoms for only a few minutes. However, most of them (90 percent) had symptoms long enough to have allowed an ambulance to arrive. The average time of symptoms was 50 minutes. This is the reason that the current recommendation is to call an ambulance for anything that might suggest that a heart attack could be occurring. You do not know how long the symptoms will last before
If you decide not to call the ambulance because you are not having chests pain, that could be a fatal error. sudden death occurs. The most common symptom was chest pain. This is not a surprise. People expect to get chest pain with a heart attack. However, even though it was the most common, it only occurred in 22 percent of the patients. Thus you cannot depend on that as being the warning sign. If you decide not to call the ambulance because you are not having chests pain, that could be a fatal error. Of interest is the fact that in those patients who had chest pain, the average time they had it for was two hours. Thus, even patients with chest pain often failed to call the ambulance for two hours. The second most common symptom
was shortness of breath. It occurred in 15 percent of patients. On the average, it lasted 30 minutes before the patient died. For this reason, a patient with sudden shortness of breath for no reason needs to call an ambulance. While a case could be made for calling an ambulance for chest pain or shortness of breath, other symptoms were not so obvious. Nausea and vomiting each occurred in 7 percent of patients. These symptoms tended to last about two hours before the collapse. Dizziness or fainting each occurred in 5 percent of the patients. These lasted only about 10 minutes before the collapse. They are obviously more acute in nature.
Other symptoms occurred in 8 percent of the patients. These usually were present for about 1 hour before the collapse. Of interest was that the study found that most patients should have expected that they might be having a heart attack. Over half of them had a history of heart disease. Many of the others had other risk factors. Some were diabetic. Some were smokers. Some had emphysema. Individuals such as this need to be quick to call an ambulance if any of the symptoms occur. There is often not much warning. A small group of the patients who collapsed had CPR started right away. Of those 23 percent survived. They were ultimately discharged from the hospital. Of the patients who did not have CPR right away, only 4 percent survived. There are two take home messages here. The first is that it is better to call an ambulance early. This is especially true if you are in the high-risk groups. The second is that early CPR increases the chance of survival by almost six times. Dr. Anthony Policastro is medical director at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.
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Health Bulletins 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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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Memory Walk Saturday, Sept. 30 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.alzdelawarevalley.org, or for more information contact the local office in Georgetown at (302) 854-9788.
Nurse assistant evening course “Nurses’ Assistants are the backbone of the nursing team,” states former CNA instructor Edith Purcell. “If you combine that fact with your desire to contribute to the well-being of individuals in need, then now is the time to enroll in the Nurses’ Assistant course at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. It will be your first step toward a career in the rapidly expanding and rewarding health care field.” The evening course is slated to begin Sept. 26 and will meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5-10 p.m. This 150-hour course teaches students to safely perform basic nursing skills under the supervision of a licensed nurse. It consists of 75 hours of classroom/lab training and 75 hours of hands-on clinical training at an approved site. Topics covered include basic nursing skills, patients’ rights, dementia, mental health and social services, basic rehabilitative services, personal care skills, and safety/emergency procedures. Graduates will be prepared to take the Nurse Aide Competency Examination for certification. All nurses’ assistants must pass this exam to be certified to work in Delaware. For complete information regarding course dates, times, fees, and payment plans, call the Corporate and Community Programs Division at 854-6966.
Massage therapist training Licensed massage therapists can learn from nationally-known experts and earn continuing education credits to meet licensure requirements with weekend classes at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus. These popular seminars which focus on unusual, interesting and fresh techniques, are co-sponsored with Advanced-Trainings.com The workshops will cover advanced myofascial techniques for legs, knees and feet, Oct. 7-8; spine and lower back, March 31-April 1; shoulder, girdle and arm, May 19-20. Each two-day, 12-hour session will meet 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Classes teach specific techniques for commonly encountered complaints and focus on relieving
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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-
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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Punkin Chunkin donation The Punkin Chunkin Association presented two checks to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, during a ceremony at Delmarva Broadcasting Studios in Salisbury, Md. The association raises funds for the hospital during the annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin, which will this year be Friday through Sunday, Nov. 3-5, at the Millsboro site located at the intersection of Rt. 305 and Rt. 306 - Hollyville Road and Harmony Cemetery Road. The association dedicates 20 cents per-foot from the top-three winners in all categories of punkin chunkin. The 2005 event raised $10,000 from chunkers and another $4,618 from a raffle held during the Friday night concert. For directions or more information about the 21st Annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin, visit the website punkinchunkin.com, or call the Punkin Chunkin Association office at 684-8196 or Shade at 854-5382.
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New Analytical Chemist Dr. Richard T. Callery and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) Top Management Team congratulate their new Analytical Chemist II, Joey Jones. Jones has served the OCME since April 2006 as a laboratory technician III, where he excelled in performance. “Following a lengthy recruitment process, Mr. Jones was chosen from a pool of over 25 candidates who traveled from as far away as California. Yet, the very best candidate was right here in our facility!” said Callery. “Joey’s commendable work ethic, many nights of independent study, combined with his effervescent, ‘can-do,’ team-spirited approach elevated him entirely on his own merits, to the number one candidate position,” continued Callery. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in forensic science from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is currently completing his Master’s degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine with a concentration in Forensic Medicine. Jones has experience in academic research in several forensic disciplines including analytical instrumentation. He has pertinent work experience in biological and chemical sample handling.
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When you live simply, it’s easy to be satisfied A few weeks ago I took a short vacation in Virginia Beach. It was ONY INDSOR gorgeous and I had a great time. However, vacations are not someI guess it has always been thing that was a longstanding part of my family heritage. the nature of my family to When I was young we never did worry only about having vacations. There was no such thing. on hand those things it Vacations were something we saw on television. Chip and Ernie Doutakes to get by on a glas went on vacation with Uncle day-to-day basis. Charlie and Fred MacMurray. Granny and Uncle Jed vacationed from another’s because we all used the in Hooterville. For my brothers and me a vacation was same brand grocery bags. There was a system to this. For large a day’s trip to Ocean City or a Saturday items, like shirts, pants and shoes we afternoon in Salisbury. would use the heavy paper grocery bags. I was always told that we didn’t go on For smaller items, like shampoo, razors vacation because my father was a “home and hairspray, we use the plastic grocery body.” The truth be known, my parents bags with the loop handles. If my mother probably figured they could better keep has had a good week at yard sales, we their three nose-picking heathen younguns might even encounter an authentic piece of at bay while at home than while on a road luggage, handle actually included. trip. I guess it has always been the nature of However, I was happy that before my my family to worry only about having on father died we had opportunity to take hand those things it takes to get by on a family vacations. I was in my 40s, but day-to-day basis. Being prepared has althey were family vacations nonetheless. ways seemed like a luxury or, at times, a We would all arrive at my mom’s and waste of money. dad’s home in Marion Station. The first For instance, somebody gets married, or thing we had to do was load up the van. somebody dies. To most families the first One person’s luggage was difficult to tell
thing to do is to make note of the important date on the calendar so as not to miss the event. For my family the first thing to happen is a massive networking effort to pull together enough good clothes to make the scene without looking like Homer and Jethro. When I was a child, my mother would spend hours digging though my brothers’ and my clothes to see if between the three of us she could piece together one half-decent suit. My younger brother would end up with my shirt, my older brother’s pants and my father’s shoes. He looked like a police composite sketch. Because of my size I would almost always have my father’s pants and shirt, with a tie that he probably wore when he met my mother. The tie was always one of those massively wide ones with loud flower designs. Try as my mother would, it was difficult for me to attend a formal without looking like Bozo the Clown. Then there was poor Dad. He was the only one who had anything remotely resembling dress clothes. So, we rummaged through his wardrobe like Juan Valdez picking coffee beans. We always wore tennis shoes, or those clodhopper-looking, pale orange work boots. So, we had to borrow Dad’s black dress shoes whenever we went to church
or other formal affairs. It meant nothing that they didn’t fit. Often was the time Morn would stuff toilet paper in the toes of the shoes to keep them from flopping on and off my feet as I walked. I guess it was enough for my parents to pull enough money together to keep clothes on our backs for everyday use, let alone waste money on clothes that would only get used if someone died. So, it is easy to understand that when we eventually had the opportunity to head out for vacation, we had not done a great deal of preparation. As long as the van moved and all four tires were where they belonged, off we would go. And it didn’t take much to make our vacation a successful affair. If we could get there without losing one of the younguns and there was a restaurant where we could stuff our faces, we were happy. It’s good to be country at heart. My family vacations remind me of something Jeff Foxworthy once said about his family vacations: “When you get all my family together for a vacation, you know there must be an empty Wal-Mart somewhere.’ Oh well, when you live simply, it’s easier to be satisfied.
Retirement makes room for promotions in county government The Sussex County Council, at its Tuesday, Sept. 12 meeting, voted unanimously to appoint Susan M. Webb as finance director, replacing David Baker, who has held the position since 1992. Baker will become Sussex County’s fifth administrator on Nov. 1, replacing the retiring and longest-serving administrator, Robert L. Stickels. By Delaware law, Sussex County Council is responsible for appointing the county administrator and finance director. Council’s appointment of Webb was one of several personnel changes made or announced at the meeting. Baker also announced two promotions and the hiring of a new employee, all steps in building a fiscal management team to assist him as he makes the transition to county administrator. “Ms. Webb has done an outstanding job as Sussex County’s accounting director during her tenure. She is a strong manager, and someone who understands the com-
plexities of finances,” Baker said. “With her experience, both in the public and private sectors, I am confident that she will continue to do an outstanding job as the county finance director.” A 1983 graduate of what was then Salisbury State College, Webb has worked in the accounting field for 23 years. She first began her career at Vernon Kerr CPA in Milford, then at Faw, Casson and Company CPA, also in Milford, and finally at Jefferson, Urian, Doane and Sterner PA in Georgetown. In 1993, she moved to the public sector when she was hired by Sussex County government as director of accounting. Webb, a certified public accountant who will earn $75,000 a year in her new post, said she was honored that the council and the incoming administrator have put their faith in her ability to fill Baker’s shoes. Webb’s ascension to the county’s top financial post creates a void in her current position as director of accounting, a divi-
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✳ SEPTEMBER 21 - 27, 2006
Opinion Hearn’s Pond residents prevail
Guest Opinion United States needs to build coalitions and not act alone U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-DE), ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement in reaction to President Bush's speech this week to the United Nations General Assembly: “President Bush's three-day trip to New York this week to speak to the UN General Assembly and meet with foreign leaders is a test of this Administration's diplomacy, the U.N.'s resolve and our allies' determination. "I am heartened that President Bush has named a Special Envoy to Darfur. That's a good step - one I, along with many others, have called for and support. But to stop the killing, we need a No-Fly Zone and an international peacekeeping force in Darfur as soon as possible. If Khartoum continues to resist, we should impose both. President Bush has rightly called what is happening in Darfur, genocide. It is past time that the world took action accordingly. "The President is right that democracy is an antidote to extremism, but he continues to equate it with elections, which are necessary but not enough. We need to do the hard work of building democratic institutions and actively support moderates in the Middle East. Because this Administration failed to do those things, its freedom agenda has mostly served to legitimize already militarized groups like Hamas and Hezbollah. "When the President talks about Iraq and Afghanistan, he seems to be speaking from an alternative reality. In Iraq, we may be on the verge of trading a dictator for chaos. This Administration has no strategy for success in Iraq - it's only strategy is to prevent defeat and hand the problem off to the next Administration. In Afghanistan, because we failed to finish the job, the Taliban is making a comeback and violence and drug production are hitting record highs. Where is the plan to turn Afghanistan around? "None of these problems — or the challenges posed by Iran and North Korea — can be solved by the United States acting alone. We need to build effective coalitions and make sure we're isolating the problems, not America. That's the work of more than one speech. And it is a major test for the Administration's diplomacy, for the U.N.'s resolve and for our allies' seriousness."
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Residents of Hearn’s Pond have prevailed and six annexation requests have been defeated. Without casting a single vote themselves, they were able to convince a large majority of voters in the City of Seaford to vote no. Last week I said that I would like to see a high number of people turn out for the election. That way people on both sides of the issue would know the issue was decided by an interested and informed population. I thought perhaps the vote would be four or fives times the norm. Instead it was eight to 10 times higher than previous elections. One of the reasons for the large turnout can be attributed to a flyer that was distributed in the city. The title was “Beware.” It warned that the proposed annexation could add 12,000 homes and triple the population of Seaford. It said that the annexation obligates citizens to pay for more police, more water, more services, etc. The clincher: “...up to 50,000 more vehicles could be jamming your roads.” The flyer asked citizens to vote against all six exhibits and even offered to provide a ride to the polls. A phone number was included, but not a signature. How much did this tactic influence the vote? When you consider the high turnout and the negative vote, you have to think it was the major influence in this election. Voters set a record that may not be matched for years to come. Or will it? Residents now know that they have a voice in the decisions being made about the expansion of the city. I do believe the annexations would have been good for the city and for the residents in the outlying areas. We have a city to be proud of and leadership that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all residents. We have attractive parks, a well maintained sports complex, two industrial parks that add greatly to the local economy, good police protection, dependable utilities, and people willing to work together to
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bring about positive changes. RYANT ICHARDSON Growth will come to western Sussex County. A low proper- Developers that want property annexed into ty tax rate, relatively mild winters, excellent towns in western Sussex health care facilities, County will have to be and tax-free shopping more careful about how are bringing hordes of retirees to our county. they sell their ideas... Developers that want property ancently negotiated by the state and nexed into towns in western Sussex Direct Energy is expected to signifCounty will have to be more careicantly reduce their rates. Some ful about how they sell their ideas companies will see as much as a 30 to the residents in those western percent decrease in their monthly Sussex communities. bills that can be put towards other The day of low voter turnout for budget items, he announced. annexations may be over, not just The first six loans were distribin Seaford, but in Blades, Laurel uted to the Five Points, Bowers, and anywhere else where large deTownsend, Odessa, Harrington, and velopments are planned. Rehoboth Beach Fire Companies. The loans will be used to replace or Volunteers given programs of support repair rescue vehicles. Lt. Governor John C. Carney, Jr. Any way we can show our supannounced programs that will help port of our volunteers is money Delaware’s volunteer firefighters well spent. and those they protect. At the Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Association’s Annual Confer- Real headlines I like to end my column on a ence, he announced that firefighters light note. Here are some more will be able to participate in the headlines that appeared in print. state’s reduced electric rate plan, and also detailed six loans totaling Lansing residents can drop off trees $1 million to help with equipment ...for all we care. and maintenance costs. Allowing DVFA companies to Man minus ear waives hearing participate in the electric plan reWhat else could he do?
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Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday
Low 8:41 a 9:11 a 9:40 a 10:09 a 10:40 a 11:13 a 11:50 a
High 2:22 p 2:55 p 3:27 p 3:59 p 4:32 p 5:06 p 5:44 p
Low 8:59 p 9:34 p 10:09 p 10:44 p 11:20 p 11:59 p â€”-
Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursdayâ€™s weather. High Low Temperatures are Thursdayâ€™s highs Day and Thursday nightâ€™s lows. Thurs. 5:22 a 11:34 a Fri. 5:54 a 12:04 p Sat. 6:26 a 12:27 a Sun. 6:57 a 1:02 a Mon. 7:30 a 1:37 a Tues. 8:03 a 2:13 a Wed. 8:39 a 2:52 a
High 5:41 p 6:14 p 6:46 p 7:18 p 7:51 p 8:25 p 9:03 p
Low 11:52 p â€”12:33 p 1:02 p 1:33 p 2:06 p 2:43 p
High 5:03 p 5:36 p 6:08 p 6:40 p 7:13 p 7:47 p 8:25 p
Low 11:14 p 11:49 p â€”12:24 p 12:55 p 1:28 p 2:05 p
Mostly sunny and delightful
Chance of a shower
Plenty of sunshine
Plenty of sunshine
A good deal of sun
Almanac Statistics through Tuesday Sept. 19 at Georgetown, Delaware
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. 83Â° . 50Â° . 79Â° . 58Â° 67.2Â°
Total for the week . . . . . . . . . . 1.36â€? Total for the month . . . . . . . . . . 6.68â€? Normal for the month . . . . . . . . 2.59â€? Total for the year . . . . . . . . . . 33.76â€?
Smyrna 68/50 Dover 69/51
Apogee and Perigee
Date September 22 October 6 October 19 November 3
Time 1:22 a.m. 10:08 a.m. 5:36 a.m. 6:52 p.m.
Date November 15 December 1 December 13 December 27
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Rise .6:49 a.m. .6:50 a.m. .6:51 a.m. .6:52 a.m. .6:53 a.m. .6:53 a.m. .6:54 a.m.
New Sep 22
Time 6:21 p.m. 7:07 p.m. 1:57 p.m. 8:49 p.m.
Milford 70/49 Greenwood 69/48
Sun and Moon Sun Thursday . Friday . . . . Saturday . . Sunday . . . Monday . . Tuesday . . Wednesday
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Set .7:01 p.m. .7:00 p.m. .6:58 p.m. .6:57 p.m. .6:55 p.m. .6:54 p.m. .6:52 p.m.
First Sep 30
Day Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed.
High 2:03 a 2:35 a 3:07 a 3:38 a 4:11 a 4:44 a 5:20 a
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.
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Moon Rise Thursday . . . .5:55 a.m. Friday . . . . . . .6:53 a.m. Saturday . . . . .7:51 a.m. Sunday . . . . . .8:50 a.m. Monday . . . . .9:51 a.m. Tuesday . . . .10:54 a.m. Wednesday . .11:58 a.m.
Full Oct 6
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Set .6:43 p.m. .7:03 p.m. .7:23 p.m. .7:45 p.m. .8:10 p.m. .8:39 p.m. .9:15 p.m.
SEAFORD 69/44 Blades 69/44
Rehoboth Beach 69/48 Georgetown 69/46 Concord 69/45 Laurel 69/44 Delmar 69/43
Bethany Beach 69/50 Fenwick Island 70/49
Last Oct 13
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High 4:44 a 5:16 a 5:48 a 6:19 a 6:52 a 7:25 a 8:01 a
Low 10:56 a 11:26 a 11:55 a 12:24 a 12:59 a 1:35 a 2:14 a
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Low 12:46 p 1:23 p 2:01 p 2:39 p 3:18 p 4:00 p 4:47 p
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