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News Family History montH - The opening reception for an exhibit, “African-American Roots of Laurel’s Family Tree,” will be Thursday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m. at the Laurel Public Library. accusations - Laurel officials receive threats of legal action regarding allegations the town is “selective” in its enforcement of codes. Page 34 taXEs - Sussex County property taxes are due on September 30. Page 2 inDEPEnDEncE - Laurel will continue July 4th celebration. Page 5 HEroEs - Model Railroad Club delights kids of all ages. Pge 8 DocumEntary - Senator Tom Carper narrating WWII documentary. Page 10 Gala - Auction items include time-share, metal leaf from renown artisan. Page 23

Sports 2-0 - The Delmar varsity football team moved to 2-0 with a 35-0 win over Hodgson last Saturday. The two teams met in the state championship last season. Page 25 laurEl-sussEX tEcH - The Laurel and Sussex Tech varsity football teams will meet this Friday in Laurel. Both teams are 1-1 entering the contest. Football coverage begins on page 25 stars oF tHE WEEk - A Delmar field hockey player and a Sussex Tech field hockey player are this week’s Laurel Stars of the Week. Page 29

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Laurel citizens will vote on proposed referendum Oct. 4 By Lynn R. Parks

After failing in late March to pass a referendum on a proposed $137 million building project, the Laurel School District is trying again. Changes to the proposed project make it less expensive and, said school board president Lois Hartstein, more attractive to voters. Adding to the district’s cost savings, the state has upped the percentage of project cost that it will assume, from 74 to 76 percent. The amount that district taxpayers would have to pay has gone down correspondingly, from 26 percent to 24 percent. Unlike in the last referendum, when voters were asked for just a single up or down vote, voters will answer two questions when they go to the polls. First, they will indicate whether they want two new schools built in the district, one for elementary students, kindergarten through the fifth grade, and the second for middle school and high school students. Second, they will cast ballots on whether or not, in addition to the new building construction, the district can rebuild or renovate its athletic fields. The first option, with new buildings only, would cost a little more than $117 million. That translates to an additional $1.33 per $100 of property assessed value on school tax bills, averaged over the 20-year life of the bonds. It is also $19.6 million less than the cost of the original proposal. If the second option for revamped athletic fields is thrown in, total cost would be nearly $121 million, $16 million less than the cost of the original proposal. The first and second options combined would cost taxpayers an additional $1.37 per $100 assessed value

QuEstions - Laurel resident Mary Ann Rivas appeared before the Mayor and Council to ask questions about the operations of the Laurel government. See page 12 for more. Photo by Tony Windsor

averaged over 20 years, or 4 cents per $100 more than just the first option alone. Following March’s defeated referendum, the district held several public meetings, at which citizens were asked to voice what they didn’t like about the proposed project. The district has responded to those suggestions, Hartstein said. For example, she said, voters didn’t like the idea of building a new elementary school on the grounds of what is now the middle school. They preferred to keep the elementary school on the grounds of North Laurel Elementary, which now serves students in grades two, three and four. The potential building lot at North Laurel is smaller than the one at the

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middle school, Hartstein said, and cannot accommodate a one-story building large enough to house the 1,200 students for which it is planned. But the Department of Education has agreed to allow the district to build a two-story building there that would be large enough for all six grades. Voters also didn’t like the district’s proposal to demolish most of the existing middle school, leaving only the heart of the building, its original 1921 portion, for administrative offices. The district’s new proposal calls for much of the building to be left standing. While the new elementary school is being constructed, the old middle school would house students who otherwise would attend North Laurel. continued on page 3




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Sussex County property taxes are due on September 30

The deadline for Sussex County property owners to pay their 2010 taxes is only a few days away. Sussex County reminds property owners that Thursday, Sept. 30, is the deadline to pay annual County tax bills. Payments received after that will be subject to a 1.5 percent penalty. Payments sent by mail must be postmarked no later than Sept. 30. This summer, the County’s Treasury Division issued more than 168,500 annual tax bills totaling an estimated $101 million. The bills include County property taxes, as well as County sewer and water, tax ditch and street lighting fees, where applicable. Additionally, tax statements include local school district taxes, which are collected by the Coun-

ty, but turned over to the State of Delaware. Delaware law requires Sussex County to bill property owners for school taxes on behalf of the eight public school districts within the county. Sussex County accepts tax payments by cash, check, money order or credit card. Taxpayers have different options to make their payments and check their tax status. These include: Through lender Many taxpayers do not receive a paper statement, and instead have their annual taxes paid out of an escrow account by their mortgage lenders. If these taxpayers have any questions regarding the status of their escrow accounts or tax payment, they should contact their lenders.

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital offering flu shots

It’s time to get your seasonal flu shot. Influenza is a serious disease that affects many people, including the elderly and those with serious, long-term health problems. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this year is recommending that individuals get their seasonal flu vaccines as soon as they can. While there are many different flu viruses, the 2010–2011 flu vaccine protects against the three viruses that research suggests will be most common: influenza A H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the 2009 H1N1 virus. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is offering seasonal flu shots to individuals 18 years of age and older at Nanticoke Occupational Health (543 Shipley Street, Suite F, Seaford, DE) from: 1-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 29 and Oct. 6; and 9 a.m.- noon on Sept. 23, Sept. 30 and Oct. 7. Cost is $10 per adult. Medicare Part B billing is available with proof of Medicare insurance. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, call Nanticoke Occupational Health at 629-6875.

Look-In Glass Shoppe holding Fall Garden Sale

Get everything you need for your fall gardening at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1. The Look-In Glass Shoppe at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital is hosting a “Bess’ Buds” Fall garden sale. Join us for savings on mums, pumpkins, ornamental cabbages and many more fall plants. The sale will be held rain or shine in the picnic area behind the hospital. All proceeds go to Nanticoke Health Services to support patient care services.

‘It’s a Wrap’ scarf-tying demonstration Wednesday

The Look-In Glass Shoppe at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will hold, “It’s a Wrap,” a scarf-tying technique demonstration on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in The Look-In Glass Shoppe of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Stop by and learn over 20 scarf-tying techniques including the cowl neck, knotted collar, sailor knot and many more. Also learn new uses for your scarves including using them as gift-wrap, belts or to personalize your briefcase. All proceeds of the Look-In Glass Shoppe go to Nanticoke Health Services to support patient care services.

Sussex Return Day committe seeks convertibles

The Sussex County Return Day committee is making the final preparations for the Return Day parade on Nov. 4. As part of our preparation, we are requesting for those who have convertibles and would like to escort dignitaries through the Return Day parade, to contact the Sussex County Return Day office at 8550722. Dan Bent is chairing this committee. If you have any questions, call the Return Day office and leave a message for Dan and he will return your call.

Property owners also can contact the Sussex County tax office at 855-7760 or check payment status online at

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By mail Property owners can mail their tax payments using the return envelopes included in their paper statements. Bills should be addressed to the Sussex County Treasury Division, PO Box 429, Georgetown, DE 19947. All payments sent by mail must be post-

marked by Sept. 30 to avoid the 1.5 percent penalty, per month, on unpaid balances.

In person or by phone The County’s tax office is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The office is located on the second floor, Room 252, of the County Administrative Offices building. For more information, call 855-7760.



Revised referendum gives voters more options, reduces costs Continued from page 1

Ultimately, it would be used as extra classroom space, perhaps for an expanded technical studies program. Administrative offices would remain where they are, in the separate administrative building. This plan would save the district $4.9 million over the original plan. “This is a better plan for the future,” Hartstein said. “We all hope that Laurel will take off and grow and having additional classroom space to accommodate that is a good thing.” The district’s new plan to connect the new middle school and the new high

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school, so that the buildings can share the heating and air conditioning system and maybe even the kitchen, means a savings of $11 million. Middle school and high school student bodies would be separated in the combination 1,400-pupil building. The district has also added to the project the possibility of renovating existing athletic fields instead of replacing them all. All fields in the district would be either replaced or spruced up. Hartstein said that final plans for the construction will be completed once district voters approve funding. “I know that that frustrates voters, because we can’t

give them a lot of detail about specifics,” she said. Despite that, she said that she is optimistic that the revised building plan will be approved by voters. And she believes that the process of coming up with a new plan was good for the district as well as for the community as a whole. “We have people very interested in our schools, and any time you do that, it’s a good thing,” she said. “The Laurel School District has not had a major capital referendum in 20 years,” she added. “In March 2012, the district will pay off the last major cap referen-

dum. The school taxes in Laurel currently are the lowest in the county and have not been increased for years. With the state’s project share increasing from 74 percent to 76 percent and the construction costs down, now is the time to make the commitment to improve our schools and improve our community.”

By Lynn R. Parks

Month will be Oct. 1. Historical society president Norma Jean Fowler, who is also adult services librarian at the library, will explain how to use a Delaware library card to do genealogical research. The Delaware Library Catalog System includes an online system, Heritage Quest, which contains records including data from the U.S. Census, Fowler said. The workshop will go from 1 to 3 p.m. Participation is free but preregistration is required. To sign up, e-mail Fowler at normajean.fowler@lib. or call her at 875-3184. The annual meeting of Sussex County

Cousins will be Friday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. People with Sussex County roots will discuss their ancestors. Co-sponsor is the Sussex County Genealogical Society. The month will also include an Oct. 20 workshop on deciphering old, hand-written documents. The feature program, on Oct. 26, will feature University of Delaware graduate Kim Toney talking about her master’s thesis, which focused on the African-American community in Laurel in the 19th century. Further information is available at www.laurelhistoricalsociety. com and

For your information: The Laurel School District will hold a referendum on a new building plan Monday, Oct. 4. Voting will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Laurel High School. For details, call the district office, 875-6100.

The Laurel Public Library and Laurel Historical Society are celebrating Family History Month The opening reception for an exhibit, “African-American Roots of Laurel’s Family Tree,” will be Thursday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m. at the Laurel Public Library. The exhibit is part of Laurel Family History Month, sponsored by the library and by the Laurel Historical Society. Featured in the exhibit are photos of African-Americans from the historical society’s Waller Collection. The photos will be on display through November. The first of two workshops that are planned as part of Laurel Family History

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MORNING STAR • SepTeMbeR 23 - 29, 2010

Alumni to be honored at Del Tech The Paint Place!

The Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented on Oct. 7 to three graduates from Delaware Technical & Community College, Jack F. Owens Campus in recognition of excellence and outstanding achievements in their professional careers. The 2010 honorees are Heidi A. LeGates, Mitchell K. Rogers and Samuel R. Schlegel. The Walk of Success recognizes Owens Campus graduates who have made significant contributions to their communities through their academic and career achievements, community service, and personal accomplishments. Bronze plaques bearing the graduate’s name, date of graduation, and date of induction are placed in the walkway between the Stephen J. Betze Library and the Carter Partnership Center. Heidi A. LeGates, of Milford, received her associate degree in nursing in 1981. She continued her education, earning a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wilmington College and a master’s in nursing from the University of Delaware. She also possesses a certification in advanced nursing administration. LeGates is employed at Bayhealth Medical Center in Milford as the director of patient care services. Her previous positions for Bayhealth and Milford Memorial Hospital include clinical outcome specialist, training and development instructor, nurse manager and critical care nurse. During her 29-year career, LeGates has served on nursing department advisory boards at Delaware Tech and Wilmington College and is a past-president of the First State Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Mitchell K. Rogers, of Millsboro, graduated from Data Processing Technology in 1979. He furthered his education with a business degree from the University of the State of New York in Albany and a master’s in business administration from Wilmington College. A financial advisor for Edward Jones Investments in Millsboro, Rogers has used his computer skills and business management training on a daily basis for the past 10 years to build his business “from scratch” into a very successful investment services practice. He credits Delaware Tech with providing the basis for his success. He has contributed to Delaware Tech in various ways: as founder of the Owens Campus Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society in 1978, member of the

advisory committee for the Computer Information Systems (CIS) department, and adjunct instructor for CIS for seven years. Sam Schlegel, of Millsboro, is a 2002 alumnus of the Environmental Engineering TechLeGates nology program. Accomplished in all aspects of water and wastewater management, he is a licensed designer, installer, and operator and serves as an adjunct instructor for the college. Employed by Tidewater Utilities, Inc., (TUI) since Rogers 2003, Schlegel was recruited to begin a new subsidiary of TUI, White Marsh Environmental Systems, Inc. He grew the business and as the contract operations manager now oversees more than 60 water and wastewater facilities in Delaware and MarySchlegel land for more than 7,200 clients. A member of the Owens Campus Alumni Board since 2003, he is its newly elected president. Last year he was the primary initiator of the Tidewater/DTCC Alumni Golf Tournament which raised more than $8000 for an environmental scholarship program. He is also co-chair of the Alumni Scholarship Fund and the Andre Higgins Committee. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception in the dining hall of the Student Services Center. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres prior to the recognition ceremony at 6:45 p.m.; desserts and beverages will follow at 7:30 p.m. Cost for the evening is $25 per person. To make reservations by Oct. 1, call the Office of Alumni Affairs at 855-1607.

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Laurel will continue July 4th celebration By Tony E. Windsor

It was unclear for a few moments during Monday night’s Laurel Mayor and Council meeting if the annual July 4th celebration would continue next year. During the September 20 meeting Laurel Mayor John Shwed introduced discussion about having the town officially endorse the 2011 town celebration. “We were put in rush last year after the Chamber of Commerce decided to no longer coordinate the event,” he said. “I thought it would be good if we decided as a group to continue with the Independence Day celebration.” Shwed asked if the council would be willing to take a vote to endorse the event. Councilman Don Phillips said before he was comfortable voting he would like to see more details. “I would like to see detailed plans outlining who will be responsible for what,” he said. “I would like to know more about it.” Shwed responded to Phillips saying the plans would be much like last year and Laurel Operations Manager Jamie Smith would be involved and the event would be town led. However, hearing hesitation from Phillips, Shwed added, “We can vote on this and if you do not want the 4th of July event, okay. Just vote it up or vote it down.” Councilman Alan Schweitzer, who was spending his first night on town council after being appointed by Shwed to fill the remaining term of former councilman Bill

Trujilio, said he had heard a lot of good comments from citizens about the recent town-led community event. “I believe everyone looks forward to this celebration and I would like to see it continue,” he said Councilwoman Robin Fisher suggested that starting earlier in the planning of the event would be helpful. “If the event committee could start earlier this year perhaps we could get more support for Jamie (Smith). Because this started so late last year she did a lot. It would be good if we could get some help to take some of the responsibility off of Jamie this year,” she said. Shwed said the issue of timing is primarily why he wanted to introduce the discussions. “Last year we had little time,” he said. “If we start planning now we have nine months to work things out.” Shwed went on to say he feels the annual event is “psychologically important” to the people of Laurel. “The 4th of July celebration is important to the people of the town and that is why I stuck my neck out last year to assure we continued it after the Chamber backed out and that is why I support it this year,” he said. Councilwoman Terry Wright said she was there when the Laurel Chamber of Commerce started the 4th of July celebration and felt it was unfortunate that the Chamber stopped its leadership involvement in the event. “But, the town picked it up, thanks to John Shwed,” she said. “Everyone I talk

to has good comments about the event. I think we would have a very big hole left in our community without this celebration.” Shwed brought the discussions to a close saying that he believes the public liked their event. “This is not too difficult to decide,” he said. Shwed then asked for the council to motion and vote on whether to continue the annual 4th of July celebration in 2011. The council voted unanimously to support the town’s leadership in the upcoming event. Councilman Phillips wanted to make it clear that his desire to know more about the event before voting had nothing to do with whether he supports the event. “I support this event,” he said. “I consider it to be a part of the town’s heritage. My concerns, as always, are about the budget. I think it is important for the public to be aware that this year’s fireworks display was paid for totally by donations. The town does incur overtime for employees who have to work during the event. But, a lot of what they do is donated. I simply want to make sure that the finances associated with the event are understood by the public.” Shwed said it was important that even more community volunteers respond to help support the event. “We need volunteers to step up and supplement the leadership of the town staff,” he said. “It is our town so let’s get behind it and get more people involved.”

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Sussex will distribute $600,000 in revenue

Sussex County government is receiving some positive financial news, and that will mean more money in the pockets of police and fire companies and local taxpayers. County Council, at its Tuesday, Sept. 21, meeting, approved a plan to return nearly $600,000 in excess general fund revenue that a preliminary report shows was above expenditures in the budget year that ended June 30. An official audit will be in hand by the end of the year, but county leaders expect the numbers to be in line with preliminary findings. In all, officials estimate the county collected $613,000 in added revenue in Fiscal 2010, thanks in part to a variety of factors, including reduced grants to local fire companies and police, budget savings on the part of county staff, and a slowly improving economy. County Council approved using $250,000 of the excess revenue to waive the $3 per-person capitation tax in next year’s tax billings; using $200,000 to recognize employees who have helped reduce costs by 16 percent in the past two years; restoring to 90 percent, or $2,500 each for a total of $52,500, aid to municipal police departments; and fully funding fire service grants with $91,854. “The money belongs to the people,” County Council President Vance Phillips said. “When there is excess, it should be returned.”

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Business Business to Business Expo

A Business to Business Expo will be held at the Laurel Fire Hall on Thursday, Sept. 30. Doors open at 3 p.m. for set up. The “Meet & Greet,” which begins at 4:30 p.m., offers participants time to visit other displays, meet fellow business owners and introduce your products and services. Light refreshments will be served along with a cash bar. Doors are open to the public from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments may be purchased from the fire department bar.

growing. The forum will be held on Monday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Trinity Transport in Seaford. The event is open to the public but seating is limited. Registration is $5 per person and includes a light meal. Call 629-9690 or

Alliance 2010, part 3

Carreen Kouts, chair of the Community Involvement Committee of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, announces the third in a 3-part series aimed at bringing local businesses and citizens together for “Alliance 2010.” Come meet our panel and learn directly from local small business people as they share their stories of business development. Sweet Serenity Chocolates owner, Mary Sears, and ASAP Screenprinting owner Darrell Meade will share their philosophy for keeping a small business



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Kathy Farnell, vice president of Callaway, Farnell and Moore Real Estate in Seaford, announces the firm’s top producers for August. Karen Hamilton was the top selling agent and Terry Scott was the top listing agent. Better Home FurnisHings opens - Better Home Furnishings in Delmar held a grand opening and ribbon cutting on Friday, Sept. 17, at their store located on Route 13 in the former Bassett Furniture building. Better Homes has a full line Bassett Furniture Design Center as well as many other popular brands including American made Copeland Furniture. Jon Harris is the owner. Surrounded by local dignitaries during the ribbon cutting are store personnel Jon Harris, Tom St. Clair, Brannon Dahlstrom, Danny Harris, Dana Harris, Lou Anne Harris, Heidi Vanderhook and Ashley Webster. Photo by Joyce Birch



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Model Railroad Club delights kids of all ages By James Diehl When Bill Shehan sees a child’s face light up at the sight of a model train steaming around the tracks, it takes him back to carefree days in Baltimore more than seven decades ago – to the time when nothing else mattered except for his train sets. Now 82 years old, the founder of the Delmarva Model Railroad Club is still obsessed with the once popular form of transportation, boasting enough model trains to fill up an entire room in the club’s headquarters in Delmar. He may not seem like a hero to many, but to the children who spend days watching the dozens of trains go whizzing around the tracks every year, he is the “king of the railroad.” They come in all shapes and sizes to see his trains, and the trains of other club members. All are memorable, though some more so than others. “I’ll never forget this little autistic boy we had in here one year. He just loved the trains and would go right around the layout with them,” remembers Shehan. “His father even joined the club so he could bring him up here, but he’s moved out of the area now. He was an excellent kid and I enjoyed him so much.” Now more than 50 members strong, the Delmarva Model Railroad Club holds open houses every year during the holidays. More than 1,000 visitors marvel at the miniature versions of the long-gone locomotives during each one of them. Housed by St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church on State Street, the model railroaders give back to their community in many ways. They donate to the church and other organizations, they help members of the Boy Scouts earn their merit badges and they host school groups from time to time, among many other things. Their goal is simply to convey the joys

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If you know of someone who has dedicated his or her life to service to others, suggest their names for this series. Contact James Diehl at 302-222-2685 or email Bryant richardson, brichardson@ of model railroading to members of the public, old and young alike. “A lot of people don’t remember that Delmar was a railroad town, and the people seem to be interested in what we have up here,” says Shehan. “I notice some people who are here every time we’re open and they’ll just stay here all day. There seems to be a lot of interest in trains here in Delmar.” Shehan founded the Delmarva Model Railroad Club in 1984 shortly before a hobby shop he owned and operated in Salisbury went out of business. He was offered the second floor of St. Stephen’s in 1985 and has operated the club, which boasts members from Delaware, Maryland and Virginia, out of that location ever since. His train collection is extensive, the oldest component being a 1917 Lionel version of an old steam locomotive. Shehan has blue trains and red trains and black trains and green trains, even a Thomas the Tank Engine set that appeals to the young, and the young at heart. It’s been a lifetime of work, but one that continues paying its own unique kind of dividends. “My father worked for the B & O Railroad as a yardmaster and he got me my first train set when I was about two years old,” Shehan says. “It was an old American Flyer with two passenger cars. I remember that because my grandmother

Bill Shehan founded the Delmarva Model Railroad Club in 1984 and has been showcasing his extensive model train collection ever since. Now more than 50 members strong, the club has become an integral part of the Delmar community.

would never let me have anything but the passenger trains because that’s what she wanted in the Christmas Garden.” Shehan’s interest in model trains never ceased; it remains just as strong today as it was when he received that first train 80 years ago in Charm City. Still as enthusiastic as ever, he tries today to pass that passion on to area youngsters. Thomas the Tank Engine may get their attention, but it’s the larger and more complex layouts that most children eventually gravitate to. And every time he sees a smile creep onto the face of a child, he can’t help but smile himself. “It makes me feel real happy that the kids enjoy the trains,” he says. “With the children, I try to see what their interests are and then I’ll talk to them about that. But their eyes really light up when they see the big trains.” The Delmarva Model Railroad Club is the area’s largest club for model railroaders. Several thousand square feet of space is taken up in their headquarters with model trains and model train equipment and supplies. It all started in 1984 when a baker’s dozen of original members discussed the formation of the club during a meeting at Shehan’s old hobby shop. Concluding that there was, indeed, enough interest and

support to form a club, those original 13 members laid the groundwork for the club that exists today. Now celebrating its 26th anniversary, Shehan’s vision of keeping the hobby of model railroading alive has certainly come to pass. Thousands of people have seen the club’s collection of trains, and thousands more likely will in the future. That’s exactly what Shehan has in mind. “All we want to do is entertain and educate the public about model railroading,” he says. “We’re really just a bunch of guys who enjoy playing with trains. Heck, I’m 82 and I still play with trains. But it means a lot to us that people are interested in our trains, even though it’s mostly a matter of entertainment for them.” The Delmarva Model Railroad Club will be holding its annual open houses on the last weekend of November and the first weekend of December, in addition to the second and third weekends of January. Hours are on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Donations collected during the events are split between the club and St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church. Visit www.delmarvamodelrailroadclub. com for more information on the club, or call 410-742-9325 or 856-9250.

‘World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware’ and ‘Remembering Sussex County’


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Governor encourages ‘good government’ feedback Governor Jack Markell asks Delawareans for their ideas, advice and constructive feedback for improving state government. Delawareans can submit their ideas via the newly updated website. “In town halls and community forums we held across the state, so many people offered great ideas on how to make our state government more efficient and effec-

tive,” said Markell. “Many of those suggestions became solutions – from selling a state plane, to slashing the size of our state fleet, to replacing more forms and more paperwork with online only options to reducing the size and cost of state real estate. “Better jobs, stronger schools and more cost effective government are just some of the areas where Delaware can move for-

ward even faster. And is one of the places to make your thoughts heard.” Ideas like the Business Finders’ Fee, a program that rewards people who bring new jobs to the state, can make a real difference in moving Delaware forward. The website is a continued effort to ensure Delawareans have a vehicle to submit their thoughts and

ideas. The Governor’s office will consider each idea. At noon every Friday, a new video message is posted to the Governor’s website and YouTube channel. Transcripts of the messages are posted and the audio version of the Governor’s message is available on iTunes as a podcast for distribution to personal MP3 players and home computers.

Friday is tournament tee time Players are ready to tee up for the Nanticoke Health Services Open Day Golf Tournament, September 24, at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Proceeds for the 18-hole fourperson Open Day tournament will be applied towards the purchase of cardio-respiratory monitors for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s nursery. The monitors measure a newborn’s breathing rate, heart rate and oxygen levels. Caregivers utilize the monitor’s measurements to determine the health of the child and assist in a treatment plan. Participants will enjoy 18-holes of golf at Heritage Shores Club, several specialty opportunities during the round of play and delicious food, along with team prizes for Gross and Net. A full field of participants is expected. Throughout the course players will have numerous chances to test their skills by competing in contests for Longest Drive, Closest-To-ThePin, Moving-On-Up Drive and a Hole-In-One. All participants will

have the opportunity to putt through a three-step qualifying round, and one individual will putt for $2,500. Presenting Sponsor for the tournament is Nemours Health & Prevention Services. This year’s planning committee consists of John Downes, Patti Hastings, Rex Mears, Kelly Sellers, Mike Stang, Patty Stroud and Mike Vincent. Sponsorship opportunities for the tournament include Eagle, Birdie, and Par level sponsorships, as well as Flag, Hole, Cart, and Team Prizes. Sponsorship opportunities are available to individuals and businesses. More information and registration forms for the Open Day Tournament or the Ladies Day Tournament on September 23 are available online at, or by contacting the Nanticoke Health Services Foundation office at 302629-6611, extension 8944 or

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Emma and Gray Scott of Bridgeville will perform at Old Christ Church in Laurel on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. Emma, 16, plays the violin and piano. Gray, 11, plays the classical guitar and piano. They will be joined by their parents, Jeff and Jeanine, on some of the selections. Works by Carcassi, Sor, Sanz, Bach and Chopin will be performed. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted to help fund the preservation of Old Christ Church.

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Carper narrating WWII documentary

Thomas R. Carper, Delaware’s senior United States senator, will provide the voice for “Vanishing Voices of World War II; Southern Delaware’s Humble Heroes,” an hour-long documentary honSen. Carper oring some of the First State’s brave World War II veterans. The film, being produced through a partnership between local author James Diehl and Milford-based Watermark Productions, is scheduled for release on Veteran’s Day. “I am extremely honored that Sen. Carper has agreed to be a part of this project, which will recognize the sacrifices made by members of the ‘Greatest Generation’ right here in Delaware,” says Diehl, a native of Seaford and near lifelong resident of Sussex County. Himself a veteran of the conflict in Vietnam, the senator is the son of Richard Carper, who served in the United States Navy during World War II. Sen. Carper’s uncle, Bobby Patton, was killed at the age of 19 when a Japanese kamikaze pilot crashed into the U.S.S. Suwannee, an air-

craft carrier in the Pacific. “I am honored that James asked me to narrate this film,” said Sen. Carper. “As the son, cousin and nephew of brave men who fought in World War II, helping tell the story of Delawareans who were there is a humbling responsibility. Their stories speak for themselves; I will simply provide context so their stories may be understood and shared by all of us who are so indebted to them for their service.” “Vanishing Voices of World War II; Southern Delaware’s Humble Heroes” will feature 25 of the 100 veterans included in Diehl’s two books, “World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware,” released last year, and “World War II Heroes of Coastal Delaware,” scheduled for a May 2011, release. While many of the recollections in the film can be read about in Diehl’s book project, the film will allow viewers to put faces to the names, to see the emotions etched on the faces of those involved in history’s grandest war. Told from the perspective of men, and a handful of women, who served during that time period and today call Sussex County home, this film will allow their voices to be heard forever. From Pearl Harbor, to Iwo Jima, D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge, among many other parts of the war, their stories are told with passion and pride.

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“More than anything, what comes through in these video accounts is the pride these men and women have in the United States of America,” says Diehl. “They gave so much, and really asked for nothing in return. If I can help preserve their stories, even in a small way, then it is my honor and privilege to do so.” A two-and-a-half minute video trailer of the documentary can be viewed by visiting Diehl’s website, www.ww2-heroes. com. The site also features brief bios of the first 50 World War II veterans, several of whom have already passed on, as well as much more information about southern Delaware’s humble heroes of World War II. The 234 page “World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware” is the first in a two-part series that pays tribute to area veterans of the Second World War. The book received a first-place award in the Delaware Press Association’s 2009 communications competition in the category of “Non Fiction Book-History.” The early profiles from the book were also named a first-place award winner in the 2007 Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association’s editorial competition. More information about Diehl’s ongoing project honoring Sussex County’s World War II veterans can be obtained by visiting

Seaford Night Out

The Seaford community will join forces with their neighbors and police officers in a night to “give crime and drugs a going away party.” Seaford Community Night Out will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the grounds of the Seaford Police Department and the Boys and Girls Club. The Seaford Police Department and Delaware State Police #5 along with the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club and are planning a special fun filled evening for the entire family. The evening will include music, public service exhibits and giveaways, games for kids and free hamburgers, hotdogs and soft drinks and other food items. FOP Lodge #9 will sponsor the Official Amber Alert Child Safety/ID Kit which includes an inkless fingerprint strip and a forensic DNA archiving card so you can collect your child’s DNA sample. The DNA sample can be stored at room temperature for up to 28 years. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer free blood pressure checks and McGruff the Crime Fighting dog will make an appearance. Tony Windsor of the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club will be the emcee for the event and provide the music. Two children’s bikes and helmets donated by Walmart will be given away near the end of the event.

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New spaces, graces, and decimal places! Join us to learn more on September 28 and October 12. New spaces…Renewed and refreshed. Come see how the friendly residents at Manor House have witnessed major renovations that lightened, brightened and enhanced their indoor and outdoor living spaces. When you include the maintenance-free living and abundant charms of our central Delmarva location, we believe you’ll gain a new perspective on retirement living.

New graces…ACTS brings a new infusion of vitality to Manor House. The recent affiliation with ACTS, one of the country’s largest not-for-profit owners, operators and developers of continuing care retirement communities, has positioned Manor House for new and better things to come, both right now and in the future. ACTS is a leader in life care and retirement living, managing communities in eight states, now including Delaware.

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Laurel citizen seeks answers to question about Laurel’s government By Tony E. Windsor She has made numerous appearances before the Laurel Mayor and Council and each time has been extraordinarily frank and to the point with her concerns. Monday night was no exception as Laurel resident MaryAnn Rivas took to the council chamber podium seeking answers to a dozen pointed questions about Laurel’s municipal government. Rivas told the council that she was interested in getting written responses to her questions from the town that are “informative and proactive.” One by one she asked the questions: • Who is overseeing the day to day running of the town and are they being adequately compensated? • What power does the Mayor have other than one vote on legislative matters? • What happened to the ordinance to fine landlords and owner-occupied homes for excessive police calls? • What has happened in the town finances to require taxes and water and sewer rates to be raised? She elaborated on the questions pointing out that the town has been forced to cut back on staff in the past few months. “We have seen six town positions eliminated,” she said. “What caused revenue to decline so drastically? How much revenue has been coming in from annexed land” How would you have paid a town manager? Are impact fees for water and sewer service still collected on vacant houses and abandoned land?” • How are rental inspections going to

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be carried out with only one full time person and one part time person? • Why didn’t we curtail the use of nonemergency town automobiles being taken home if we had such financial problems? Rivas explained that she believes this issue has resulted in putting citizens at risk and police who have to go to dangerous areas with no backup. • Are you (council members) paid if you are not present at a meeting? • Why are those who do not live in the corporate limits of Laurel given time to speak at meetings? Rivas said she feels people who do not reside in the town should not be given the right to speak at town meetings. “I am speaking about those who do not pay taxes or water and sewer fees to the town,” she said. “Their opinion on the town business and operations are irrelevant and legally null and void,” she said. • Rivas posed a question dealing with her opinion of the aesthetic view of the community. “Let’s say you live in Portsville, how would you take people visiting, perhaps dignitaries, to the American Legion,” she asked? “What route would you take to avoid being embarrassed?” • In regards to the Mayor and Council’s use of laptop computers during monthly meetings, Riva asked, “Were these laptops purchased with grant money expressly for your use? Or should the grant money have been used in a more productive manner? Do you use the laptops for personal use also?” • Why do apartment complexes not

have their own security? “Since they (complexes) utilize police protection often, they should have internal security for their residents,” she added. • Are water and sewer fees being put in the general fund or kept separate as directed by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control? Following Rivas’ presentation Laurel Mayor John Shwed thanked her and

assured her she would get written responses to each of her questions. “You have given a us a clear outline of questions,” he said. “I have no problems with any of the questions you have asked. We will be sure to respond to each question in writing,” he said. Councilman Don Phillips also said that the council will make the written responses available to the public at the next council meeting in October.

Swearing in - During the Monday night meeting of Laurel Mayor and Council, Mayor John Shwed appointed Laurel businessman Alan Schweitzer to fill a two-year term left open with the resignation of former Councilman Bill Trujilio. Trujilio left Laurel recently and moved with his family to Arizona. Schweitzer is a Laurel accountant who resides on Central Avenue. He will represent Laurel’s Ward 3. He also serves as a paramedic and has been an active member of the Laurel Volunteer Fire Department. Pictured here Schweitzer is sworn in Monday night by Mayor Shwed (from left to right): Schweitzer’s mother-in-law, Jane Foskey; Schwed, Schweitzer, Schweitzer’s wife, Jennifer, and their daughter Beth Tyler. Photo by Tony Windsor.


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CHEER Beach Day 2010

CHEER, a non-profit private organization that serves senior citizens in Sussex County, will hold Beach Day 2010, one of its’ biggest annual fundraisers, on Friday, Sept. 24. The event includes a health fair at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and a fundraising walk for seniors around the boardwalk. To participate in the Health Fair, donate to, or be a sponsor, call 8565187.

EAC holds Basket Bingo

The Employee Activity Committee of Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Seaford Elks Lodge. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Hostess Sort & Store Hamper and the Longaberger To Go Pink & Brown Tote. Nearly 30 chances to win. In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, attendees wearing pink will receive a ticket for an exclusive Longaberger Horizon of Hope basket. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information, contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 8944 or

Chicken BBQ for Class of 2012

Seaford High School’s Class of 2012 will hold a Chicken BBQ fundraiser from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 25, in the lot next to Home Team Realty in Seaford. The event will be held rain or shine. Cost is $7 per dinner which includes 1/2 a roaster from Allen’s Family Foods, chips, pickle, a roll and soda. The event will help raise money for the Junior Class Prom.

World’s Largest Truck Convoy

The annual Special Olympics Delaware Truck Convoy, sponsored by Walmart and FedEx will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, at 10:30 a.m. The convoy starts and ends at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington and will include a parade through downtown Harrington and post-event celebration. The entry fee is $100 per truck to enjoy a 30-mile, police-escorted drive through southern Delaware. For more information, contact Special Olympics Delaware at 302-831-GOLD; or visit www.

‘Run for the Buds’

Join hundreds of runners and walkers for the second annual “Run for the Buds,” presented by AstraZeneca, on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 9 a.m. at Rockford Park. In addition to a 5k run and fun walk, this year’s event also includes a half marathon. All proceeds benefit Best Buddies Delaware and the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware. Pre-registration is $20 for the run or walk and $50 for the half marathon and can be done online at For more information, visit or call 302691-3187.

The fourth Bridgeville Charity Open golf tournament will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m., with the shotgun start for the four-player scramble starting at 9 a.m. sharp. A luncheon and awards ceremony will follow the tournament. Proceeds will support the efforts of the Bridgeville Kiwanis Foundation, the Bridgeville Lions Foundation and the Bridgeville Senior Center. For details call Peggy Smith at 337-7135.

Join the Alzheimers Memory Walk

The Kent-Sussex Memory Walk Committee is planning the Alzheimers Memory Walk, the only annual fundraiser held in Sussex County, on Saturday, Oct. 2. Participants are needed. Register online at Rehoboth. For details call Jamie Magee at 854-9788 or 1-800-272-3900. Team Captain kits are available online at www.alz. org/desjsepa.

You will be given a special receipt which you then take to the Greenwood Library on your next visit.

Raffle benefits SPCA

The Georgetown Shelter - Delaware SPCA is holding a special “Bethany Beach Getaway” raffle to raise money for the shelter and its homeless pets. The package, valued at over $950, includes a two night stay at the Addy Sea Bed & Breakfast; gift certificates to Studio 26 Salon & Spa, DiFebo’s Restaurant, Bethany Blues Restaurant, Harpoon Hanna’s Restaurant, The Cafe on 26 Bistro and The Pottery Place; two prints from Carolina Street; and an ocean kayaking adventure. The services provided by the Delaware SPCA are only possible with the charitable support of the community. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each and the drawing will take place on Oct. 10. For more information, or to purchase raffle tickets, call 541-4478.

Hospice Golf Outing

The Delaware Hospice Golf Outing, sponsored by NRG, will be held on Monday, Oct. 11, at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro. The fee is $125 per person which includes green fees, cart, box lunch, golf jacket and an awards reception. Registration begins at 10 a.m., with a shotgun start at noon. Sponsorships at varying levels are available. For details contact Peggy Dolby at 856-7717, ext. 2123.

Sussex Boys and Girls Club, will host the 19th Annual “Seaford Community Night Out Against Crime and Drugs.” The festivities will be on the Police Department and Western Sussex Boy’s and Girl’s Club properties in the 300 block of Virginia Ave., Seaford.

Christ Lutheran Christmas Bazaar

Christ Lutheran Church is holding their annual Christmas Bazaar on Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be baked goods, crafts, thrift items and a Chinese auction. The church is located at 315 N. Shipley Street, Seaford.

Class of 2000 Reunion

Seaford High School Class of 2000 will hold their 10 year reunion at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Rusty Rudder Restaurant on 113 Dickinson St., Dewey Beach. Cost is $45 per person and RSVP and payment is due by Oct. 1. Make checks payable to Katie Sapna Owens and mail to 16 Cinder Way, Georgetown, DE 19947. For more information, visit the class facebook page, SHS class of 2000, or email

Rabies & Distemper Clinics Seaford Night Out

On Sept. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m., the Seaford Police Department, along with Delaware State Police Troop #5 and Western

Homeless Cat Helpers, a non-profit, all volunteer, all spay/neuter, no kill cat rescue organization, will hold its annual rabies and distemper vaccination clinic on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 8 to 10 a.m., at the Seaford Fire Station on Cannon Street.


Eat pancakes, help the library

The friends group of the Bridgeville Public Library is raising money through area IHOP restaurants. Patrons can eat at IHOP in Seaford, Rehoboth Beach, Salisbury, Md. and Dover and then take their receipts and restaurant comment cards to the library or to Bridgeville Town Hall. The library will receive a payment from IHOP for every receipt and card that is collected. For details, call Pat McDonald, 337-7192.

Eat at IHOP to help the library

Enjoy a meal any time at the IHOP restaurant in Seaford and support the Greenwood Library. Simply fill out a comment card after eating and give it to the cashier as you pay.

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Fall Festival seeks crafters

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

Seaford Library

• There will be a Seaford Library and Cultural Center Board meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. • The Seaford Library and Cultural Center will have “Baby Bookworms” on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 10:30 a.m. This program introduces infants through 36 months old to the world of nursery rhymes and books. • There is a Pre-K and Kindergarten “Story Time” at the Seaford Library and Cultural Center on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 10:30 a.m. For more information about library programs call 629-2524 or visit www.seaford.

Singletree Stables open house

Singletree Stables Riding School located at 22237 Briarhook Road in Seaford, will hold an open house on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. Rain date is Oct. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Halloween Parade and Party

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

Spaghetti dinner

Enjoy an AYCE spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Bethel Community House, west of Seaford at the north end of Oak Grove Road. Ticket only. Donation is $10; children under 12, $5. Carryouts are available. For more information, call Lucy Slacum, 629-7117.

MORNING STAR • SEPTEMBER 23 - 29, 2010 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Seven homes and the Blades U.M. Church will be open for tours. For information, please call Teresa Wilson at 629-6417.

free. Sweets are also available. Centenary United Methodist Church is located at the corners of Market and Poplar Streets in Laurel.

Historical Society cookbook

Library programs for adults

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

Breast cancer prevention talk

A program on breast cancer health education will be offered by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in partnership with the Laurel Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, in the library’s meeting room. For more information, contact Norma Jean Fowler at 875-3184 or

Homeschool Book Clubs

The Laurel Public Library monthly book clubs are designed especially for homeschoolers. Children must be at least 5-years-old by Sept. 30, to participate. Each club meets once a month on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. For more information, call Becky Norton at 875-3184 or email Space is limited.

AYCE pancake breakfast

Laurel Pack 90 will hold an AYCE pancake breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Centenary United Methodist Church. Cost is $5 per person.

and dumpling dinner Swheatscoop September fundraiser Chicken Centenary UMW will sponsor an Homeless Cat Helpers (HCH), Inc., is having a month-long fundraiser at Concord Pets in Seaford. Make a donation to HCH by purchasing a $1 or $5 paw print, and your donation will be used for their purchase of Swheatscoop Litter for their kitten foster/adoption program. For more information, visit

SHS Class of 1990 Reunion

Seaford High School Class of 1990 will hold their 20 year reunion on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 10 p.m., at Heritage Shores Club House in Bridgeville. The event is $45 per person. Checks, which should be made payable to SHS Class of 1990, can be mailed to Sandy Whitten Stinson, 31521 Miller Rd., Cordova, MD 21625. For more information, visit the class facebook page, Seaford Senior High Class of 1990, or call 745-1935.

St. John’s House Tour

The St. John’s U.M. Church annual House Tour will be held on Oct. 7, from

AYCE chicken and dumpling dinner on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Dining Hall. Adults are $10; children 6-12 are $5; and children under 6 are

Laurel Public Library, in conjunction with the Laurel Historical Society and the Sussex County Genealogy Society, announces the following programs for adult patrons. Call 875-3184 for more information. • Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m. - Breast Health Awareness; identifying available services. • Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. - Delaware Ghost Hunters; collecting scientific data. • Sept. 30, 5-7 p.m. - Opening reception for library display, The African American Roots of Laurel’s Family Tree. • Oct. 1-Nov. 30 - Display open during regular library hours. • Oct. 1, 1-3 p.m. - Exploring census records for genealogy research. Pre-registration required. Limited space. • Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Sussex County Genealogy Society’s Sussex County Cousins 3rd annual networking reunion. • Oct. 20, 6:30 p.m. - Cracking the code; deciphering colonial handwriting. • Oct. 21, 7 p.m. - Historic hurricanes of the mid-Atlantic seacoast. • Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m. - Across the tracks; the history and persistence of the African American community in West Laurel.

Programs for children, teens

The Laurel Public Library has planned the following programs for children and teens. For more information, call Becky Norton, Youth Services librarian, at 8753184 or email Monday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. - Preschool Pajama Party - Join us on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, beginning Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m. for our evening Storytimes with stories, music, rhymes and fun. Monday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m. - Teen Advisory Board Meeting - Students in grades 7-12 are invited to our first TAB meeting of the 2010-2011 school year. Help us choose books, DVDs, music and magazines for our Teen collection, plan our teen programs, plus learn about volunteer opportunities at the library. Our Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meets the first Monday of each month, beginning in October, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 3-5 p.m. - Kids’ Craft Club - Children in grades K-6 are invited to drop by the Library between 3 and 5 p.m. for fun crafts. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Teen Book Club, grades 7-12.

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The American Legion Post 19 is hosting a Hawaiian Luau on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 4 - 9 p.m. Tickets are $20 single, $35 for a couple, and includes dinner and dancing, Hawaiian music, and DJ Conrad. A cash bar will be available. Sponsored by the American Legion, Ladies Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion, tickets may be purchased by contacting a legion member or calling 875-9948. Proceeds will benefit the building fund.

Library Card Sign-up Month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month. Anyone who signs up for their very first library card at the Greenwood Library will be given a goody bag and a chance to enter a drawing to be held Oct. 1, for a $20 gift card good at Tamburelli’s in Greenwood. For more information, call the Greenwood Library at 349-5309 or visit

Greenwood CHEER Dinner Club

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center, located at 41 Schulze Rd. in Greenwood, will host their Greenwood Dinner Club on Thursdays from 5-7 p.m., in September and October. Card games from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call Susan Welch at 349-5237.

Rotary Night at the Races

The Harrington-Greenwood-Felton Centennial Rotary Club will host a Night at the Races at Harrington Raceway on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Post time is 5:30 p.m. The event will be a business mixer and the official kick-off for the 2010-2011 membership campaign, the Hub Club Invitational. The cost of the evening, $12 per per-

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Fall mum sale, dinner

Bridgeville Library

The following events will be held at the Bridgeville Public Library. • Story time - Tuesdays 11 a.m.- 2 to 4-year-olds; Thursday 11 a.m. - 4 to 6-year-olds; Lap Sit on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for ages 3 months to 2 years • Family Nights - Third Tuesday of each month from 6:30–8 p.m.; Oct. 19 Perfect Pumpkin Party; Nov. 16 - Thanksgiving Delight; Dec. 21 - Holiday Extravaganza • Movie Mania in October - Bring your own lunch movie classics on the first Monday of each month. Enjoy a classic film from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with intermission. Teen Movie Night for ages 13-17 is the first Friday of each month from 5-7:30 p.m. The Educational/Documentary movie event is on the third Wednesday of each month from 1-3 p.m.; geared toward ages 8-15. • Genealogy Program: German and Dutch Research - Tom Peters from Summerville, N.J. will share tips on German and Dutch genealogy research. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. Coffee and a light luncheon will be served. • Genealogy Discussion Group - Our Genealogy Discussion Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. For more information or special needs, contact the library at 337-7401.

Clean-Up Day this Saturday

Bridgeville has employed M-T Trash to do a special curbside pick up on Saturday, Sept. 25. Items need to be curbside by 6 a.m. M-T Trash will only go down each street once. If you have any questions, call Bonnie Walls at the Town Office at 3377135.

The Delmar Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a fall mum sale on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Mums are $5 each. A beef and dumpling dinner will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 3 to 6:30 p.m. at the Delmar Fire House. Adults and carry-outs are $10 and children 12 and under are $5. Advance tickets only. The dinner benefits the Ladies Auxiliary. For more information, call the Delmar Fire House at 875-2195 or 846-2335.

WPS Fall Trip

Enjoy a motorcoach trip to Hudson Valley, N.Y., on Oct. 20-22. The trip includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, lunches at the Culinary Institute, one dinner, tour of the Culinary Institute, Hudson River Cruise, US. Military Academy tour, FDR Home & Library, Vanderbilt Mansion, Purple Heart Hall of Honor, baggage handling, all taxes and gratuities. Cost per person, double occupancy is $410. For information, contact Frances Horner at 629-4416.


The Delmar Church of God of Prophecy is holding a sandwich sale on Saturday, Oct 2, 9 a.m. until. Oyster sandwiches, crab cakes and soft crabs are some of the featured items, along with chicken salad and more. There will also be homemade

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

Caribbean Trip

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

Lancaster Apple Theater trip

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

Miracle of Christmas trip

The Greenwood CHEER Activity Center is offering a motor coach trip to see the Miracle of Christmas at Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa., on Tuesday,


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The Delmar Revitalization Committee is planning this year’s Heritage Day Festival for Saturday, Sept. 25, in the downtown business district. This year’s event will include a car show, food and craft vendors, games for all ages, entertainment and fireworks. The car show registration begins at 9 a.m. on the day of the event. Fireworks will take place at dusk in the Mason Dixon Park complex. Food and craft vendors can register for a spot by contacting William Hardin at 410-896-2777 or 846-2664.

Oct. 14 - “The Busybody” at Rainbow Dinner Theatre sponsored by the Georgetown AARP. Cost: $70. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2760. Oct. 25-29 - Travel thru the Smoky Mts. of Tennessee. Lodge in Sevierville, Tenn. at the Governor’s Inn. This trip includes four breakfasts, four dinners and two lunches. You will see two performances and three dinner shows, plus admission to Dollywood and the Titanic Museum. Enjoy an on-the-bus guided tour of the Smoky Mts. Cost: $595 per person/ doubles. Nov. 3 - A trip to Boiling Springs, Pa. to the Allenberry Theatre for a buffet luncheon and a Christmas Musical matineé Becoming Santa. Bus driver tip included. Cost: $78. Nov. 15-17 - Over 64 carved trains, and walking canes carved from walnut, bone, ebony, ivory and pearl made by Earnest Warther. Stay at the Berlin Hotel & Suites in Millersburg, Ohio. Visit the J.E. Reeves Victorian Home decorated for a Victorian Christmas. A holiday feast dinner at the Carriage House. Trip includes: 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 2 full course dinners and bus driver tip. Cost: $339 per person/ doubles; $389 single. Dec. 6-8 - Wheeling Island Casino Hotel in Wheeling, W.V. Two meals per day including a dinner show. Tour the Glass Museum, Colonel Oglebay’s Mansion Museum, addmission to the park for a bus tour of the Festival of Lights. Bus driver tip included. Cost: $349 per person/ doubles; $435 single. Dec. 16 - “A Holiday Tradition Christmas Show” at the American Music Theatre sponsored by the Georgetown

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Laurel Senior Center trips

The Laurel Senior Center is offering the following trip: Tennessee Sampler, Oct. 4-9, cost $739 per person, includes 5 nights hotel accommodations, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 1 luncheon, cruise, 3 shows, Graceland & Dollyland. For more information, call 875-2536.

Ladies getaway

Visit Gatlinburg, Tenn., July 10-16, 2011. Six days and five nights., leaving Seaford on July 9 at midnight. The cost is $300 for bus and room (dbl. occupancy) at the Mountain Heritage Inn in downtown Gatlinburg. Contact Maria West for info at 856-5495 (work) or 629-3433 (home). The deposit of $75 is due on Sept. 30.

Needlepoint Guild

The Delaware Seashore Chapter of The American Needlepoint Guild meets on the first Monday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cheer Community Center in Georgetown. The next meeting is Monday, Oct. 4. Lunch is available. New members always welcome. For details, call Linda at 644-1523.

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GFWC-Acorn Club

GFWC-Acorn Club of Seaford will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Seaford District Library. This will be a business meeting with a report on the past June Convention. Teresa Blades and her committee will serve refreshments.

Safe Boating Class

The United States Power Squadron will conduct a Safe Boating Course at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 16. The fee is $20 per person or $30 for up to three in the same family. Pre-registration will be on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. You will receive your course books to study in advance which is strongly encouraged. You may also register on Oct. 16 from 8:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, contact CM Kohlenberg at 629-0687 or Rob Hutton at 628-0312.

Western Sussex Democrat

The Western Sussex Democrat Club will hold its first meeting of the season at Dukes Pool House, Laurel on Monday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The popular dish-to-pass dinner will be followed by a business meeting and the speaker for the evening will be Dennis Cordrey, candidate for the Sussex County council. A newsletter has been sent to members by Joyce Schaefer, club president with further information.

out. Pickup location is at the corner of the Federalsburg ByPass and Veterans Drive. Cost per platter is $7 and includes bbq sandwich, chips, drink and brownie. Walk ups welcome and delivery is available. For more information, call David Morean at 410-924-0983, Wayne Cole at 410-943-0200 or any Federalsburg Lions Club member.

Breakfast cancelled

The Galestown Ruritan Club breakfast scheduled for Sunday,

Sept. 26, has been cancelled because of construction at the Community Center. The next breakfast will be Sunday, Oct. 24.

CHEER Beach Day 2010

On Friday, Sept. 24, senior citizens from all over Delmarva will converge on downtown Rehoboth to take part in the Annual Beach Day Event. The day begins at 10 a.m. with the Power Walk. To register for the Power Walk or for more in-

formation, call 856-5187 and ask for Joyce Westen or Ken Moore.

Free admission to exhibit

On Monday, Oct. 11, there is free admission to the Treasures of the Sea Exhibit in honor of Columbus Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stephen J. Betze Library, Delaware Technical & Community College, Rt. 18/Seashore Highway, Georgetown. For more information, call 856-5700.



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SHS Alumni board

The Seaford High School Alumni Association will hold its regular board meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, at the downtown Seaford Museum. For more information, call Donna Angell at 629-8077.


The members of H.A.P.P.E.N., Hearns Pond Association,will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Seaford Museum. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.

‘Feline Rescue’ session

Homeless Cat Helpers will hold a question and answer session on “Feline Rescue Resources” at the Seaford Library on Monday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m.

Sussex County Marines

Marine Corps League Detachment #780, Devil Dog Detachment, meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post #6, “the log cabin,” in Seaford. All former and retired Marines from all generations are welcome.


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

SCGS plan meetings

The SCGS will meet on Oct. 16. The speaker will be Susan Rowland, owner of First State Photo in Rehoboth Beach. For more information about SCGS, call Ralph Nelson, 8755418 or visit www.scgsdelaware. org.

CRHS 25th Reunion

CRHS Class of 1985 will hold a 25th reunion at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the FVFC Hall. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, contact Debbie Feyl Brohawn at 410754-8910, crhs1985@gmail. com or find us on Facebook at C.R.H.S. Class of 1985.

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BBQ pit beef, pork lunch

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Church Bulletins Old Christ Church

The traditional Blessing of Animals will be held on Oct. 3 at 3 p.m. A collection will be taken for local animal shelters. November features a Thanksgiving Day Eucharist at 10:30 a.m. followed by Advent lessons and carols with guest concert artists in December. For more information, call 875-3644 or email and

Concert & luncheon

The “Revived Trio” of Laurel will be singing at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 11:30 a.m. A fellowship dinner will follow the concert. The church is located on Mt. Pleasant Road, off Rt. 24 West of Laurel. All are welcome. A free will offering will be taken.

‘Fresh Connection’ services

Southern Salvation in concert

Steve Hess and Southern Salvation will be in concert at Mt.Vernon United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. The church is located at 300 Church Street, Sharptown. All are welcome. A love offering will be taken.

Western Sussex Crop Walk

The 16th annual Western Sussex CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 3. Registration for the walk begins at 2:30 p.m. at West Seaford Elementary School and the walk starts at 3 p.m. Walkers are asked to bring canned goods that will be delivered to the Seaford Food Closet. For more information, call 841-7450, email or visit

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

Weekly Bible Study

Divorce support group

‘Walking For The Homeless’

DivorceCare, a support group for individuals experiencing the pain of divorce or separation, will meet on Wednesdays from 6:45-8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 29, at Atlanta Road Alliance Church in Seaford. Cost for class materials is $15. To preregister or obtain more information, call 629-5600.

A weekly Bible study is being held every Wednesday night from 7:15-8:15 p.m. at the Days Inn, Rt. 13 South, Seaford (next to KFC). Family oriented Bible lessons for all ages. Sunday worship service is at 12 noon in the same location. Elder Cornell Johnson, of Jesus The Christ Apostolic Ministries, is Pastor. Call 628-0349 or 302-344-9672 for more information. A “Walking For The Homeless” WalkA-Thon will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. The two mile walk begins at Delaware Avenue on the Boardwalk at 9 a.m. Check in is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. All proceeds benefit the homeless shelters in Sussex County. Registration deadline is Sept.

24. For more info, call Christina Miller at 227-3118 or Tenesha Duffy at 644-1159.

Lights of Home in concert

On Sunday, Sept. 26, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Laurel, will hold an evening of gospel music featuring the Lights of Home. The program will begin with Don Murray and friends at 6:15 p.m. followed by Lights of Home at 7 p.m. St. Paul’s is located on Old Stage Road, just east of U.S. 13. For info, call 875-7900 or 856-6107.

Gethsemane seeks musicians, singers Gethsemane United Methodist Church on Woodland Ferry Road in Seaford seeks musicians and singers with a country gospel flair. The 10:30 a.m. service is adding a new, fresh twist to the praise music and needs violin, banjo, guitar and voices. If you can help, call 629-2862.

Fall bazaar and luncheon

Christ United Methodist Church, located at 510 S. Central Ave., in Laurel, will hold their annual Fall Bazaar and Luncheon on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be crafts, a bake table and a country store.

Divorce Support Group

A Divorce Recovery Support Group will be held at Laurel Wesleyan Church, 30186 Seaford Rd., Laurel, on Monday nights, beginning Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. Call 875-5380 for questions or to register.

Chicken and Dumpling Dinner

Centenary UMW will sponsor an allyou-can-eat Chicken and Dumpling Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. in

the Dining Hall. Adults are $10; children 6-12 are $5; and children under 6 are free. Sweets are also available. Centenary United Methodist Church is located at the corners of Market and Poplar streets in Laurel.

Concert at Sam Yoder’s Oct. 16

The public is invited to a night of Gospel Music and praising God at Sam Yoder’s Farm, 89 Hunting Quarter Road, Houston, with Gaither Homecoming Artist and Dove Award winner Donnie Sumner, from Hendersonville, Tenn., International award-winning recording artist and twotime number one Gospel songwriter Jerry Jones, and the much loved Hagans Family Southern Gospel group from Christiana, Pa. Food is available for purchase by Marylyn’s Catering at 5 p.m. Concert begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are only $10 each, $15 for front row. Call Tammy at 302-3984711 or Jeannie or Jerry Jones at 302-2284813 or 302-249-0420.

200 Years of Christian Service

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

Free weekly soup social

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

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

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

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Centenary UMC


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

Stein Highway Church of God

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

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

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

Youth Group Wednesday 7:00 pm

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



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


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

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

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

Centrally located at

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

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

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

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

Delmar Wesleyan Church

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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

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

Wednesday: Bible Study 7 PM



Ministries clothe the community By The Rev. Constance Hastings St. John’s United Methodist Church

“Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed…Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” The spiritual principle in these verses from Ecclesiastes 4: 9 and 12 express the strength and effectiveness of cooperative ministry. It was acted upon the morning of Sept. 12 through the combined efforts of the people in Seaford Wesleyan, St. Luke’s Episcopal and St. John’s United Methodist Churches. Bonnie Timmons is one of the leaders at Seaford Wesleyan Church that answered a call to serve the needy through a clothing ministry. They wanted to bless the less fortunate by setting aside one Saturday a month in which to have a free lunch and give out free clothing. But the church is located just outside of Seaford on Rt. 13, one of the busiest highways in the county. Their setting of worship was not conducive to people who have limited transportation, and the church did not have a Board of Health certificate in their kitchen to prepare food for public distribution. Even so, immediate obstacles do not have to limit ministry. Bonnie decided to call churches located in the downtown area of Seaford to inquire about the possibility of practicing ministry in another setting. The vestry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church was very welcoming, and so began a ministry the second Saturday of the month, except July and August. As it was, the leadership of St. John’s Community Thrift Shop was also planning a giveaway of clothing this same Saturday in September. However, Suzanne Martin, one of the coordinators of the thrift shop on Conwell Street, saw a flyer about the planned lunch and free clothing distribution. As the coordinators of the thrift shop discussed it, the vision was clear. The clothing that St. John’s had planned to give away was donated and added to the blessing of the needy on Front Street that day. Persons who rely on thrift shops and similar operations are


Rev. Michael A. Hopkins, Pastor

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

302- 875-4646

PO BOX 60, LAUREL, DE 19956

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

Children’s Church • Nursery

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



302-629-8434 •

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

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

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

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

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



Seaford Wesleyan Church and St. John’s Community Thrift Shop recently came together to offer free clothing for the needy.

there because inexpensive, gently worn clothing is a great way to stretch limited dollars. But the people who came that Saturday had the harsh marks of poverty all across their faces. They had nothing left to stretch. One woman talked about her 13 grandchildren that needed clothing. Another couple, having been fed and with a few items of clothing they could use in their hands, stood outside the door discussing transportation. Between them, they have only one bicycle. One of them would ride the bike, and the other would have to walk. Such are the basic levels of decisions that the poor must make. Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.” He said this to all who would follow Him. Three churches in Seaford on this mid-September day followed that call, acting as a triple braided cord. Though each may have differing worship styles, organizational patterns and doctrines of beliefs, it did not matter that day. What mattered most was the least, the last and the lost found comfort and clothing, food and fellowship, through the gathered, cooperative church ministries and love of Christ.

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


Ministry for the wholef amily 7 PM

Pastor Stacey Johnson

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



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

Pastor: Rev. Andrew C. Watkins

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

Laurel Baptist Church, SBC SUNDAY


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

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

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

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

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

Mount Olivet

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

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


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


Pastor: Rev. Jim Sipes • 302-629-4458


Messiah’s Vineyard Church

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


St. Luke’s

Episcopal Church Front & King St., Seaford, DE


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

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

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


United Methodist Church

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

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

629-9443, Cell: 448-0852 •

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

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

Seaford Seventh-day Adventist Church



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

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

Sunday School 9 am Morning Worship 10 am

701 Bridgeville Road 629-9077

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

All are welcome to worship here every Sabbath.



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

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

“Shining His Light”


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




Obituaries Miles A. Conaway Jr., 60

Miles A. “Mickey” Conaway Jr. of Felton, passed away at his home. He was born in Salisbury, Md., a son of the late Miles A. Conaway Sr. and Jean Conaway of Laurel. Miles was a 1967 graduate of Laurel High School. He then proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked at Kraft Foods in Dover in the general utilities department. Cherished memories include his love of fishing, hunting and watching sports on the television, especially the Baltimore Ravens. He is survived by his mother, Jean Conaway of Laurel; his sisters, Sandy Shipe and husband Bob of Lewes and JoAnn Hammonds of Laurel; a dear friend, Sherry Graddic of Dover; his godsons, Jarrod Cann Jr. and Jonathan and Joseph Graddic, all of Dover; nieces, Jennifer Donnolly, Roxanne Carey and Regina Shelton; and step-nephew and nieces, Michael Shipe, Kristen Brooks and Susie Shipe. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harley Neal, Margaret Neal, Harold Conaway and Lyda Conaway; and a brotherin-law, Gregory Hammonds. A funeral service was held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The Rev. Keith Wongus officiated. Interment was in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel. Contributions

may be made in Miles Conaway’s memory to the Kent County SPCA, 32 Shelter Circle, Camden, DE 19934. Online condolences may be made to the Conaway family by visiting,

Frances L. Crowder, 92

Frances L. Crowder of Seaford, and formerly of Rehoboth Beach, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. Frances was the manager of Ice House Liquors in Rehoboth Beach for many years. Her husband Carlos died in 1958. A son, Wayne Crowder, also preceded her in death in 2007. Frances is survived by a son, Larry Crowder and his wife Jean of Seaford; two grandchildren, Alan L. Fogleman Jr. of Seaford and Anita Lineweaver Kinnikin and her husband Mark of Laurel; two great-grandchildren, Cody L. Lineweaver and Alan K. Fogleman; and two sisters, Leta Rayle and Patsy Weeks of Greensboro, N.C. Funeral services and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Delaware Hospice Inc., 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963. Arrangements are in the care of Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Donald W. Gillespie, 80

Donald W. Gillespie of Seaford, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. Mr. Gillespie retired from the Dupont

Company in Seaford where he was a mechanical engineer. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Donald loved fishing, hunting and golf. His wife Mae died in 2005. He is survived by a son, David Gillespie of Seaford; two daughters, Sandra Pimental and her husband Jody of Bridgeville and Lisa Gillespie; three grandchildren, Jesslyn Karns, Bradley Gillespie and Linsey Downing; one great-granddaughter, Tyleigh Karns; and a brother, Harry Gillespie of Millsboro. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 18, at Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. John’s United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 299, Seaford, DE 19973.

Eva G. Parker, 78

Eva G. Parker of Seaford, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, after a short illness. Eva was preceded in death by her husband of 28 years, David Parker in 2003, her parents George “Griffii” and Agnes Harbert, and four brothers, Phil Harbert, Gerald Harbert, Ted Harbert and Paul Harbert. She is survived by her daughter, Anna L. Short and her husband Kim S. Short Jr.; a granddaughter, Samantha Stranick; and a great-granddaughter, Emma Christine Stranick. She is also survived by two brothers, William Harbert and Ferrell Harbert and his wife Dorothy; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 20, at Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford. Burial was in Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Thomas R. Russell, 82

Thomas Rodney Russell of Laurel, died on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. He was born in Galestown, Md., the son of the late Rodney J. and Elsie May Marine Russell, on Feb. 18, 1938. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd W. Marine and his wife, Florence Russell. Tom is survived by his three granddaughters, whom he helped raise, Terri Collins and her husband Stanley of Laurel, Janie Anderson of Seaford and Susan Jefferson of Laurel; a nephew, Donald Marine and his wife Doris of Laurel; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Pop retired after 35 years of driving a truck. He served in the U.S. Army. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Galestown United Methodist Church. Burial was in Galestown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Galestown United Methodist Church, 5541 Galestown Rd., Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements are by Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Death Notices Minnie Belle Berg, 85

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Minnie Belle Berg of Laurel, passed away on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at her home. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in Minnie’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963 or Bethany Church, 19845 Lowes Crossing Road, Millsboro, DE 19966.

Evelyn M. Wheatley, 91

Evelyn M. Wheatley of Seaford, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at the Seaford Center. The funeral was held at Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Interment was in Laurel Hill Cememtery. Online condolences may made by visiting

In Memory of

Melissa LaMont Davis

8/24/61 - 9/29/07 Our hearts are filled with memories, Gathered through the years, And the happy time we shared, Are treasured souvenirs, No matter how our lives may change, Now matter what we do, We will never forget those special years, We shared with you! We love you and miss you! Terry and Jesse, Mom and Mickey, Michelle, Monique and Milinda And their families



More reminiscing about downtown Laurel’s past In reminiscing about the busy business section of Laurel, one of the most important was one I neglected to mention. Hopefully, all of the residents who were employed there for a number of years will accept this apology. The shirt factory on Market Street once occupied a large brick building between Norman Waller’s photography studio and Mr. Calio’s building where he had his shoe repair/rebuilding business for many years. The building was demolished quite a few years ago and has been an empty parking lot for quite a while now. But, at one time the business employed countless Laurelites, primarily women. The business was typical of that era and the women who worked there were adept at making a variety of clothing articles. An offshoot of the business came into being quite a few years after the clothing business was founded. The offshoot business happened when Jeannie’s Fabric Center took over occupancy of the former Ben Franklin Five & Ten Cent Store up in the block between Central Avenue and Delaware Avenue. Jeannie’s was an immediate success and a welcomed business supported by a number of home sewers not only from Laurel but from the surrounding area. The end cuts of beautiful fabrics from the shirt factory were literally snatched up by Laurel’s home sewers. Those were the days when polyester fabrics hit the fabric world and the fabric end runs were quite popular. Probably there were some who still have yardages in their sewing room, leftovers from those bygone days when so many of us made our own clothing and articles worn by family members. Jeanie’s also offered extensive trimmings and related sewing articles. But, like so many things, home sewing has almost become a thing of the past. The Blue Ridge Manufacturing Company (I believe this was the name of the business), offered employment to many in the Laurel area. Women from all over town would walk to work each day, packed lunch in hand. Their work day began early in the morning and they worked until late afternoon, quite a bit of the time under less than desirable conditions. The building was large and drafty in the winter months, hotter than Hades in the summertime. Two quick breaks of about 10 minutes each (mid-morning and mid-afternoon), and a half-hour lunch break made up their work day. During the summer months large

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fans provided ventilation, but on a blistering hot day did little to cool off the building. Lunch break would find the high steps leading up to the work area filled with workers, chatting away as they enjoyed a bit of fresh air. The work could be back-breaking at times, but the women who sat out front on a break were always warm and friendly to those of us who worked downtown and passed by. During that time period I was working with the State Register (formerly the U-NJoy Ice Cream shop), and each day I walked past the workers as they enjoyed their break. While I really did not know most of the women, they were always quick with their hello and a warm smile. One of the long service workers here in Laurel was Betty Atkinson, formerly Betty German. Betty retired from the shirt factory and a telephone call reminded me of the business that provided employment to so many local women. Betty is perhaps one of Laurel’s most well-known walkers. No distance was too far for her to walk to and from, and she knew (or knows) a large percentage of the population. In our phone conversation we reminisced about the “shirt factory girls,” old times, days at Centenary United Methodist Church and our sons and daughters who grew up together and were Laurel school classmates. Her son, Ted, and our daughter, Bonnie, were members of the Class of ’69, graduates of the old Laurel High School. Her daughter, Cindy, was a teacher in the Seaford school system, retired several yeas ago and is now a very adept quilter. Betty eventually retired from the shirt factory and has enjoyed retirement living for a while now. However, like so many of us, she remembers the “good old days of Laurel and the friends made through the once-thriving business section. We each must be optimistic about the future of our town, however, it is still good to settle back and enjoy reminiscing from time to time. That’s what makes life worthwhile.

Congratulations To The Winners of the Star Drawing

The Three Winners Are: Christina McFarland, Seaford Kay Pianka, Delmar Heather Kellam, Laurel

of 4 Complimentary Tickets to see ‘Sesame Street Live’

We Hope You Enjoy Your Time With Elmo and His Friends at “Elmo’s Healthy Heroes!”

Doing the Towns Together LAUREL AND DELMAR SOCIALS Sarah Marie TriviTS • 875-3672

As the days grow short when we reach September, so, it seems that early Fall activities are taking off. The following is an item from Arvalene Moore: “Inviting you as friends and neighbors, King’s Church is having their annual Fall Festival on Saturday Sept. 25, rain or shine, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Gordy Road. There will be oyster sandwiches, soups, salads and a bake sale. Gospel music all day, Ambassadors and Jerry Jones. There will be family fun and barrel rides so come enjoy the day with us.”

picked up. Miranda, the oldest daughter who lives and teaches in Silver Spring, Md., met her mother and sister at my sister’s home in Lewes. Joining up later were son, Paige, his wife and grandson and Paul came later. Adrian, Jayden, Miranda and I (Cora) did some shopping in Queenstown and the Outlets. The reunion was quite enjoyable and family members had to return to Anchorage as Roger and Adrian are educators at schools there. They had a safe trip back.

To the members of the Laurel class of “60- the 50th reunion pictures are ready to be picked up. Call Carolyn Calio at 875-3770 to arrange for pick-up time and place.

The Justice family reunion was held on Sept. 11 at the home of Chester Justice. Over one hundred guests enjoyed the event and the family wishes to thank those who made it a most enjoyable day.

John Barton of Honolulu, Ha., is visiting his parents, Chuck and “Mike” and while here his sister, Bonnie Barton Shaw of Florence, S.C., will join the family for an extended weekend visit. I’m sure that John and Bonnie would be happy to hear from some of their old friends while in Laurel. As I write this item I’d also like to include belated best wishes to Chuck and “Mike” on their 64th wedding anniversary which was celebrated on Sept. 14. Returning from a recent week’s vacation in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jane and Tim Burlingame told of visiting friends, John and Mary Ann Branham and other old friends, formerly of Seaford, Steve and Beanie Lankford. The family of Marvin Hitchens hosted him to a birthday party (65 years young) at the home of his son, Blaine and his wife, Kacie, on Sept. 19. Many family members, friends and neighbors joined him in the celebration of another great year. The following item is from Mrs. Cora Selby on a recent family reunion: Adrian Selby LeBlanc and daughter, Jayden, visited in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Jayden is a 12th grade honor student at East Anchorage High School. She was crowned Miss Progressive Teen 2010 at the 18th Cotillion Ball, sponsored by the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Before coming to Delaware, Adrian and Jayden drove to Spellman College in Atlanta, Ga., where Jayden plans to attend college. They stopped in Pennsylvania at Adrian’s in-law’s home before coming to Delaware. Roger, their husband and father, surprised the family when he called from the airport to be

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The Red Hat “Lunch Bunch” met at “Goin’ Nuts” restaurant in Salisbury on Sept. 21 for a monthly lunch get-together. They are missing Shirley Rehal, who had surgery last week and wishing her a speedy recovery and back to the group. We express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of: Roger Eugene Hammond, Anna May Brigley Lawson, Frances L. Crowder, Minnie Berg and Keifer B. Evans. We continue with prayers for our service men and women and friends who are ill: Terry Whaley, Ralph Gootee, Shirley Rehal, Janet Musser, Susan Levredge, Rita Baker, Robert Truitt, Conner Niblett, Calvin Hearn, Sandy Jones Lee, Eddie Melvin, Hazel Baker, June Benson Powell, Greg Bratten, Mary Jane Phillips, Donald and Hazel Brumbley, Jean Henry, Cecile Jones, Jean Foskey, Betty Chandler and Catherine LeCates. Happy birthday wishes with love from the family to Bobbi Green of Delmar as she celebrates her “year” on Sept. 26. Other happy birthday wishes for September to: Viola Bates, Audrey Curesky (24); Isabelle Bennett, Eleanor Eaton, Betty Gootee (26); Margaret Fleming, Mildred Price, Jane Ward (27); Clarence Eaton (28), and Eschol Mariner (29). Well, the rumble and roar of the Bike Weekers has faded but what great weather they had for their travels and flashy bikes. I saw some real beauties!! See you in the stars.

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Health Autism Delaware recognized

Autism Delaware’s adult services division is one of three programs nationwide recently designated as an Effective Program by the National Advisory Panel of the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Model Project for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. POW&R (Productive Opportunities for Work and Recreation) has been part of Autism Delaware’s services to the community since 2007. POW&R now offers services for adults throughout New Castle County and is starting services in Kent County. Through its recent merger with the Lower Delaware Autism Foundation, Autism Delaware plans to have POW&R services available in Kent and Sussex Counties by July 2012. POW&R is a unique community-based program, with full-time staff members dedicated to helping adults with autism spectrum disorders find and be successful at employment, volunteer activities and recreation. For more information, contact Katina Demetriou at 302-224-6020.

National Depression Screening Day

With soaring gas prices, rising mortgages, and a recession looming, no one can blame you for feeling anxious or overwhelmed. These days it is common and understandable to be angry, worried and even gloomy, especially if you lost your job, your house or are stressed about paying bills. Worry, anger and stress are normal, appropriate and even necessary during life’s difficult moments. But when negative feelings prevent you from doing your daily activities or interacting with friends and loved ones, it might be time to seek help. Attend Mental Health Association in Delaware’s National Depression Screening Day event on Oct. 7 at several locations in Delaware. As part of the program, you will have the opportunity to complete a brief, written questionnaire, learn about the symptoms of depression, and how to help a friend or family member who may be at risk. You will also have the option of talking to a health care professional. Locally, the event will be held at Laurel State Service Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; La Red, by appointment; and Georgetown Easter Seals from 1 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 7-8. For more information about National Depression Screening Day or MHA in Delaware, visit

Competition to improve school meals

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

share the culinary creativity nationwide the top ten recipes in each category will be published in a Recipes for Healthy Kids Cookbook to share with students and families. To learn more about the First Lady’s Let’s Move! campaign, visit www. The deadline for recipe submissions is Dec. 30. For more information, visit http://recipesforkidschallenge. com/.

Free Breast Health Forum

Beebe Medical Center’s Tunnell Cancer is offering a free breast health forum on Friday, Sept. 24 from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Salvation Army on Sussex Highway, next to Food Lion in Seaford. Breast health education will be available on-site. For those who qualify, referrals for no-cost mammograms will be offered the same afternoon. Drop-ins are welcome. All women 18 and older should have a clinical breast exam, and all women age 40 and older should have a yearly mammogram. Early detection saves lives. For more information about this free breast health forum, call 645-3100, ext. 2718. This initiative called SOS², Sharing Our Stories, Saving Our Sisters, is funded by a grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Philadelphia Affiliate.

‘Expressions of Grief’ conference

Delaware Hospice’s Family Support Center will hold a professional conference for professionals dealing with grief, “Expressions of Grief: Exploring grief styles by culture, faith and gender,” from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 29, at the Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford. Social workers, mental health counselors, chemical dependency professionals, nurses, funeral home services, chaplains, and anyone interested in learning more about grief are invited to this special conference where expert speakers will explore grief styles by culture, faith and gender. Keynote speaker will be Thomas Golden, LCSW, an international grief educator and published author, who will present, “The Secrets of the Masculine Side of Healing.” Golden has taught mental health professionals around the world about men and boys and their unique paths in healing from stress, grief and trauma. Other speakers include Dr. Judith Ramirez, EdD, manager of the Psychological Services & Outreach Department of Tunnel Cancer Center through Beebe Medical Center, and the Rev. David Oppold, BA, MDiv, ordained pastor and Hospice chaplain. Registration fee is $99 per person and $75 per student. Breakfast and catered lunch are included. Continuing Education credits are 6.0 hours for social workers (NASW) and 7.5 hours for nurses, professional mental heath counselors, chemical dependence professionals and funeral services staff (Delaware State Board). Deadline for registration is Wednesday, Oct. 27 and early registration is recommended as space is limited to 50 participants. To register, call Vicki Costa at 856-7717, ext. 1129, or

Cancer Support Group

The Wellness Community-Delaware offers a general cancer support group for

people affected by cancer and their loved ones held at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. The monthly support group meets in the second floor conference room of the Cancer Care center on the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The next meeting takes place on Sept. 20 at 4:30 p.m. The Wellness Community, an affiliate of the Cancer Support community, is dedicated to helping people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of emotional support and hope. Facilitators are trained mental health professionals with a master’s degree or more. Call 645-9150 for information or to register for this program. All support groups offered at the Wellness Community are free of charge. This program is made possible by the support of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford.

Breast cancer support group

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) has expanded its Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey, a program for women newly-diagnosed with breast cancer, by partnering with Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center in Seaford. The free, monthly program is offered at the Cancer Center located at 801 Middleford Road, Seaford, the third Thursday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m.

The program is facilitated by Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center professional staff - Terri A. Clifton, MS, NCC, Cancer Care coordinator; Mary Brown, RN, DSN, manager Cancer Care Center; and Wendy Polk, nutritionist – with assistance from Lois Wilkinson, DBCC special projects manager, who helps facilitate the program at Bayhealth. Of particular value to newly-diagnosed women is DBCC’s Peer Mentor Program through which they are paired with a long-term survivor for one-on-one support. To learn more about Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, call Lois Wilkinson at 672-6435. Registration is required and light refreshments and small gifts are provided.

Delaware Hospice support group

Delaware Hospice’s Bereavement Counselor, Paul Ganster, LCSW, will lead an eight-week grief support group on “Grieving the Loss of a Loved One,” on Thursdays, from Oct. 14 through Dec. 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. There is no fee for this service which is provided as a community outreach by Delaware Hospice. To register, call Paul Ganster, LCSW, at 357-7147, or send him an email at


MORNING STAR • SEPTEMBER 23 - 29, 2010 ticipate, there is a $20 fee until Sept. 27 GOLF TOURNAMENT DONATION and $25 after Sept. 27. A special tent will - Patricia Stroud, account manager for be set up to celebrate survivors and honor Peninsula Home Care in Sussex County loved ones lost to breast cancer along with (right), presents a check for $1,500 to special activities and tokens for survivors. Lyndon D. Yearick, Executive Director of Nanticoke Health Services Foundation For more information, visit www. in support of Nanticoke Health Services Ladies Day Golf Tournament. The tournament, to be held Sept. 23 at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville, will provide funding towards the purchase of cardio-respiratory monitors for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital’s nursery. The monitors measure a newborn’s breathing rate, heart rate and oxygen levels. For more information about the tournament, contact Ginger Jenson at Nanticoke Hospital (629-6611, ext. 8949.) To learn more about Peninsula Home Care visit

The Breast Health seminar and exams that were to have taken place at The Salvation Army in Seaford from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 have been postponed until a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, call The Salvation Army at 668-7412.

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“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” is the American Cancer Society’s premier event to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer. The first annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk/Race” will be held in Sussex County on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Delaware Technical & Community College, Georgetown. The event will feature both a 5K walk and a 5K run. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. The 5K race will begin at 8:30 a.m. Registration will open for both events at 7 a.m. To par-

Milk allergy symptoms often vary By Dr. Anthony Policastro

Allergies to milk are more common than most people realize. In addition, the types of symptoms that those allergies can cause are many. Infants with milk allergy can have intestinal symptoms such as vomiting or loose stools. Sometimes the stools can contain blood. Some infants will show symptoms outside the intestine. Early onset of eczema is a good example. An infant who is only taking formula and develops eczema that young frequently has a milk allergy. Some infants who develop asthma symptoms can have a milk allergy. This is especially true for the infants who develop their symptoms after they move from formula to cow’s milk. It is also true if the wheezing is not related to upper respiratory infections. In older children, allergies to milk can show up as behavioral issues. I tend to find about one child every five years whose ADHD symptoms are related to milk intake. A two week trial off milk, cheese and ice cream cures their ADHD. Now we have one more symptom to add to the list. A recent study was done by a children’s GI clinic. The study looked at the patients they were seeing for chronic constipation. They put them all on milk free diets and about one third of them had their constipation disappear. Then they put that group back on milk and the constipation reappeared. When they removed the milk again, the symptoms improved. This is not a real surprise. We have

known for years that milk allergy can cause constipation. We just thought that it was not this common. Thus there is now one more treatment to try for constipation which might allow some children to stop taking the chronic stool softeners that are so common. The problem is that a diet without milk becomes an issue for getting enough calcium and vitamin D. For that reason any child with this diagnosis needs to have nutritional counseling before stopping milk for an extended period. We sometimes take drinking milk for granted. However, since milk comes from cows it should not come as a surprise that some of us develop an allergy to such a foreign substance.





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Auction items include time-share, metal leaf from renown artisan By Anne Nesbitt

A multiple choice time share for one week’s use in the year 2011 is being offered in the auction at the Seaford Historical Gala on October 16. The winning bidder may choose from among three locations: Williamsburg, Va.; Myrtle Beach, S.C., or the Orlando, Fla., area. Each of the facilities offers a full kitchen, washer, dryer and dishwasher. Each is fully equipped, including all linens and towels, flat screen TV and sleeps eight people in two bedrooms plus a sleep sofa. Check-in may be either Saturday or Sunday. Transportation is not included. Time and location are to be mutually agreeable as arranged with the owners. Also up for bidding that night will be a metal leaf wreath done by Pete Goebel, a historic metal worker. He has exceptional expertise and has been commissioned to do period pieces for movies including “Alice in Wonderland,” “The Patriot” and many others. Goebel does 18th century reproductions in metals such as tin and brass. His pots and pans are found in the kitchen at Pennsbury Manor, the reconstructed 17th century home of William Penn along the Delaware River near Philadelphia. Goose Bay Workshop is the name of Goebel’s studio. He has been doing metal

work for 20 years and has lived near Bridgeville for 10 years. The Gala will be held in the Seaford Library and Cultural Center. The auction will also include several very precious glass pieces and collectible books. One is a signed and numbered book by famous artist Jack Lewis. It includes prints of many of his works. Also a coffee table book of Norman Rockwell’s magazine cover prints will be offered. The silent auction, starting at 5 p.m., will be carried on during dinner that is being catered by Nage of Rehoboth. Sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, a carving station, an Italian station, petite desserts plus a cash bar will be available. The live auction will be conducted by well known Dave Wilson and will start at 7:30 p.m. The evening concludes with a candlelight tour of the Ross Mansion where coffee and cordials will be served. Cost of the entire evening is $50 per person. Reservations are required and may be made by calling the Seaford Historical Society office at 628-9828 before Oct. 1. A reservation is confirmed upon receipt of payment. This activity is part of the Seaford Historical Society’s celebration of the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Ross Mansion, where Governor and Mrs. Ross held their first party in October of 1860.

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Laurel running back Chris Jones pushes forward on a run last Friday in Laurel. Jones ran for 90 yards in his team’s home loss to St. Elizabeth. Photo by Mike McClure

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Laurel’s Logan Green moves the ball upfield as teammates Elizabeth Mancini, left, and Katie Espenlaub join her during last Thursday’s varsity field hockey game against Lake Forest. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel varsity field hockey team falls to Lake Forest

The Laurel varsity field hockey team lost to Lake Forest, 3-0, last Thursday in Laurel. Kaitlyn Corder netted two first half goals and Megan O’Toole had a goal in the second half to pace the Spartans.

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The Laurel varsity football team came into last Friday’s home opener against St. Elizabeth riding high following its win in the season opener. The Bulldogs came out of the contest against the Vikings with a 27-7 loss and will look to get back on the winning track this Friday when they host rival Sussex Tech (1-1). St. Elizabeth got the ball first and put together a nine play, 68-yard scoring drive to start the game. Eric Patton’s 42-yard run moved the ball to the Bulldog 16. Tackles by Laurel’s Brandon Scott and Jaleel Horsey set up fourth and three from the nine, but Craig Napier came up with a five-yard run for a first down before scoring from four yards out. Adam Szczerva booted the extra point to make the score 7-0 with 7:48 left in the opening quarter. Laurel started its first possession with excellent field position, starting at the 44 yard-line following a Viking face mask penalty on the kickoff return. Chris Jones ran for 10 yards, Shawn Miller had an eight-yard run, quarterback Joe McGinnis scampered 21 yards on a keeper, and Jones added an 11-yard run. Laurel moved the ball to the Viking five, but Patton recovered a fumble on third and three to give the ball back to St. Elizabeth. Viking quarterback Frank Samluk completed an 11-yard pass to Patton on third and eight to end the first quarter. Samluk later found Dwight Clark, Jr. for a 32-yard pickup. Play was stopped when McGinnis had to be taken to the hospital for an injury sustained while he was playing defense. It was announced at the end of the game that he suffered a stinger and would be OK to play this week. On fourth and eight from the Bulldog 21, Samluk fell deep in the backfield fol-

Laurel’s Alexis Hudson dribbles the ball upfield during her team’s home contest against Lake Forest last week. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar varsity football tops Hodgson, 35-0, for second win Laurel senior quarterback Joe McGinnis runs with the ball during last week’s game in Laurel. McGinnis was forced to leave the game with an injury. Photo by Mike McClure

lowing a rush by the Laurel defense. The Bulldogs were held to three plays and out, giving the ball back to the Vikings. Samluk completed a 15-yard pass to Andre Patton. The pair connected again for a 36-yard completion on fourth and nine from the Laurel 40. Napier capped the drive with a two-yard touchdown run with no time left in the half. Szczerba extra point made the score 14-0. Laurel had another scoring opportunity on its next possession, which began at the Continued on page 32

The Delmar varsity football team improved to 2-0 with a 35-0 road win over Hodgson last Saturday. Frank Braham had touchdown runs of 91 and 25 yards; DeVaughn Trader, Keandre Whaley, and Devene Spence each ran for a touchdown, and Brady Scott booted five extra points to lead the Wildcats to the win in the rematch of last year’s Division II state championship. Braham scampered 91 yards for a touchdown with 7:20 left in the first scored and added a 25-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Trader scored from five yards out and Scott added the extra point for a 21-0 Delmar lead with 36 seconds left in the first half. Whaley had a five-yard touchdown run with 9:42 remaining in the third quarter and Spence plunged into the end zone from five yards out with 5:57 left in the quarter as Delmar blanked the Silver Eagles, 35-0. Braham had three carries for 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Whaley carried the ball five times for 24 yards and a touchdowns, and Trader added three carries for 22 yards and a touchdown. The Wildcats compiled 225 yards and five touchdowns on the ground. Quarterback Alex Ellis also completed five of eight passes for 137 yards. Spence had a 55-yard reception, Billy Poole caught two passes for 37 yards, Shaquor Majors caught a 27-yard pass, and Trader added an 18-yard reception. Delmar visits St. Elizabeth, which defeated Laurel last Friday, this Friday night.



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Laurel’s Heber Maldonado puts the ball in play during his team’s home contest against Sussex Central. Maldonado had an assist in the 4-1 loss. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel varsity boys’ soccer team falls to Sussex Central, 4-1 SHOT ON GOAL- The Bulldogs’ Desirae Williams takes a shot on goal during last Thursday’s varsity field hockey game against Lake Forest. Photo by Mike McClure

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Laurel’s Ryne Wood netted his team’s lone goal during last Thursday’s 4-1 loss to Sussex Central in Laurel. The Bulldogs’ Heber Maldonado picked up the assist. Alberto Sosa netted two of the Golden Knights’ four goals. Phillip Tonelli made 12 saves in goal for the Bulldogs, who were out shot, 16-6. Adiel Soto made a pair of saves for Sussex Central.

The Delmar varsity field hockey team defeated Sussex Central and Smyrna last week to move to 2-0 in the Henlopen Conference and 3-1 overall. Caroline Phillips, Lauren Massey, Sam Johnson, and Desirae Parkinson each had a goal in the Wildcats’ 4-0 win over Sussex Central last Tuesday. Delmar jumped out to a 5-0 lead over Smyrna in the first half of last Thursday’s game in Delmar. Carlee Budd, Phillips, Massey, Bethany Parsons, and Sara Ellis each had a goal in the half while Taylor Elliott, Massey, and Hunter Causey dished out one assist apiece. Delmar scored three more goals in the second half as Johnson, Parkinson, and Massey netted goals and Danielle Bradley and Budd each had an assist. Massey had two goals and an assist and Budd contributed a goal and an assist for the Wildcats.

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The Delmar varsity boys’ soccer team lost to Dover, 5-2, last Thursday in Delmar. Thomas Gray and Joseph Prochownik each had a second half goal for the Wildcats.

Laurel Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee team defeats Dover, 21-6 The Laurel Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee team remained undefeated with a 21-6 victory over Dover last weekend. Touchdowns were scored by Brooks Parker, Mitch Moyer, and Noah Waldridge. Chance Watts added an extra point and had 104 yards receiving. The defense was led by Gage Wooten (six tackles), Mike Covey (five tackles), and Donnie Conquest (four tackles).


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Sussex Tech varsity boys’ soccer team moves to 2-0 with win The Sussex Tech varsity boys’ soccer team won its second Henlopen Conference game in as many contests with a 4-1 win over Polytech last Thursday in Woodside. Aris Reynoso scored off a feed from Zimri Gomez, Jacob Williams netted a goal, and Drew Crouse had a goal with Michael Rhone picking up the assist for a 3-0 Raven lead at the half. Dustyn Bebee added a second half goal to help the Ravens to the victory. James Smith recorded seven saves in goal for Sussex Tech. SUDOKU ANSWERS:

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Laurel’s Clayton Caudill, left, looks to get past a Sussex Central player during Tuesday’s varsity boys’ soccer game. Photo by Mike McClure


The Sussex Tech varsity field hockey team advanced to 3-0 with a pair of wins last week. The Ravens blanked Sussex Central, 7-0, last Thursday before defeating St. Andrew’s, 6-2 on Saturday. On Thursday, Taylor Quillen scored off a feed from Maxine Fluharty, Fluharty scored on a penalty stroke and on a feed from Taylor Kieffer, and Abby Atkins added a goal with Fluharty picking up the assist to give Sussex Tech a 4-0 lead at the half. Fluharty scored two more goals in the second half, Izzie Delario had one goal, and Kayla Krause and Darian Scott each had an assist for Sussex Tech. Fluharty had four goals and an assist in the Ravens’ win. Fluharty tallied two goals and Atkins, Betsy Coulbourn, Kelsey Doherty, and Kieffer each had one goal in Sussex Tech’s non-conference win on Saturday. Megan Cannon recorded five saves in goal for the Ravens.



U.S. Dragway hosts NHRA Northeast Division bracket finals By Charlie Brown The U.S. 13 Dragway played host to almost 700 racers from around the northeast in this week’s NHRA Northeast Division Summit E.T. Point Bracket Finals. Team Maple Grove defended their team title and U.S. 13’s Bunky Truitt won Thursday night’s Team Captain Eliminator. Winning 2010 Northeast Division Championships in their respective divisions were: Vinny Dimino of Hawley, Pa. representing Numidia Dragway in Super; Butch Weinreich of Jarrettsville, Md. representing Capitol Raceway in Pro; Bill Hakucsa of Flanders, N.J. representing Island Dragway in Street E.T.; Dale Hamilton of Mt. Airy, Md. representing Mason-Dixon Dragway in Bike/Sled and Cody Binkley of Robesonia, Pa. representing Numidia Dragway in High School Eliminator. It was an all-rear engine dragster final in Super with Vinny Dimino taking on Mike Argoe of Middletown representing Cecil County Dragway. Argoe had a .007 reaction but broke out running a 7.468/167.62 on a 7.48 dial. Dimino had a .012 reaction and was out by less with a 7.333/181.74 on a 7.34 dial for the win. Number one Pro qualifier, Butch Weinreich drove his ’69 Dodge Dart to the Pro final to face Frank Ware Jr. of Albany, N.Y. representing Lebanon Valley Dragway in his Chevelle. Weinreich had a .008 reaction and drove to the win with an 11.135/120.88 on an 11.07 dial. Ware, Jr. ran a 10.482/120.49 on a 10.45 dial. In the Street final Bill Hakucsa driving a Camaro was paired against Paul Werner of Sinking Springs, Pa. driving his ’80 Malibu and representing Maple Grove Dragway. Hakucsa had a .009 reaction and ran took the double break out win with an 11.481/120.49 on an 11.50 dial. Werner was out by more with an 11.700/110.57 on an 11.72 dial. Both were number one qualifiers at their perspective tracks. Dale Hamilton on his ’04 Suzuki rode up against Jonthan Tisdale of East Hartford, Conn. representing Lebanon Valley Dragway in the Bike/Sled final. Hamilton had the better start and rode to the win with a 10.284/131.19 on a 10.24 dial. Tisdale ran an 8.719/146.19 on an 8.68 dial. The High School final matched Cody Binkley in his ’86 Camaro against Justin Hardman of E. Syracuse, N.Y representing ESTA Dragway in his ’07 Chevy. Binkley took the win with a 12.511/102.89 to Hardman’s 16.527/80.81. Classic Auto Body’s “Best Appearing Car” went to U.S. 13 Dragway’s Don Teague’s Chevy Nova. Hoopes Fire Prevention “Best Engineered Car” went to Quarter-Aces Drag-O-Way driver, Ed Reese and his dragster. R. Champlin Crane and Excavating “Best Appearing Crew” went to Maple Grove Dragway’s Andy Anderson and his Nitro Fish team. The “Team Spirit” award went to Team Cecil County. The final team standings were: 1. Maple Grove Raceway; 2. Lebanon Valley Dragway; 3. Cecil County Dragway; 4. Numidia Dragway; 5. Mason-Dixon Dragway; 6. Island Dragway; 7. Old Bridge Raceway Park; 8. U.S. 13 Dragway; 9. Capitol Raceway; 10. Atco Raceway; 11. Quarter Aces Drag-O-Way; 12. ESTA Dragstrip and 13. Spencer Speedway.

Race of Champions highlights Friday Night at NHRA finals By Charlie Brown The point champions from 13 NHRA Northeast Division tracks went head to head Friday night as part of the three-day Summit E.T. Points Bracket Finals at the U.S. 13 Dragway. Taking championship wins in their respective divisions were: Steve Sisko of Iselin, N.J. in Super representing Atco Dragway; Michael Larose of W. Monroe, N.Y. in Pro representing Spencer Speedway; Bill Kirpens, Jr. of Pittsfield, Mass. in Street representing Lebanon Valley Dragway and Mark Schwaim of New Ringgold, Pa. in Bike/ Sled representing Numidia Dragway. In the Super final it was Steve Sisko in his Racetech dragster taking on Mike Fitts of Groton, Conn. representing Lebanon Valley Dragway in his Dan Page dragster. Sisko had a .004 reaction and used it to take the win with a 7.661/170.35 on a 7.65 dial. Fitts broke out with a 7.829/171.20 on a 7.84 dial. Semi-finalist was Mark Price of Collegeville, Pa. who lost to Fitts while Sisko had a bye. The Pro final matched Michael Larose and Raceway Park champion Steve Vancraenest of Oakland, N.J. Larose had a .013 hole shot reaction and took the win with a 10.500/118.98 on a 10.48 dial. Vancraenest was on his dial with a 9.253/144.18 on a 9.25 dial but could not make up the ground lost at the start. Semi-finalists were Phillip Truitt of Parsonsburg who was U.S. 13’s champion who lost to Larose and Mark Hamel of East Greenbush, N.Y. who lost to Vancraenest. The Street final paired Bill Kirpens, Jr. and Anthony Zangari of Clay, N.Y. representing ESTA Raceway. Kirpens had the better reaction and took the win with a 12.144/107.77 on a 12.03 dial. Zangari ran an 11.876/113.07 on an 11.80 dial. Semi-finalists were Dave Raser who lost to Zangari and Jillian Weinreich who lost to Kirpens. In the Pro Bike championship it was Mark Schwaim up against James Perry of Pine Hill, N.J. representing Atco Dragway. Perry had the better reaction but Schwaim rode by for the win with a 9.209/126.49 on a 9.17 dial. Perry ran a 9.661/136.57 on a 9.57 dial. Semi-finalists were Dave Ferguson of Newburgh, N.Y. who lost to Schwaim and Ken George who lost to Perry. Following Thursday’s time runs Joe Sway of Atco Dragway took the win in the Track Operators eliminations and Bunky Truitt of Delmar representing U.S. 13 Dragway won the Team Captain eliminator.

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Shown (l to r) at the Maroon and Black Invitational Cup are Ntokozo Tshuma, Ross Higgins, and Dominique Badji.

Higgins selected to Maroon and Black Invitational Cup all tournament team

Ross Higgins of Seaford, a junior at Episcopal High School, in Alexandria, Va., was selected to the 2010 Maroon and Black Invitational Cup all-tournament team. Higgins had two goals and five assists in Episcopal’s 9-2 win over Potomac in the championship game. Last year’s soccer team was the 2009 Virginia state champion and ranked third in the nation’s final poll. This year’s team is riding a 56-game winning streak, helping them to achieve the top ranking in the Washington Post (DC-Metro Area) and third by the NSCAA/Adidas® national ranking. The team is made up of students from 10 different states and four countries. Higgins trained two weeks in Brazil this summer along with playing in the Ocean City Men’s League. He also played in the Crown Sports High School Summer League with the Seaford Blue Jays. Ross is the son of Ed and Amy Higgins of Seaford.

This week in Star sports history

10 YEARS AGO- Delmar edged Laurel, 3-2, in varsity field hockey. Stacey Brittingham scored a pair of goals and Erin Budd added one goal for the Wildcats. Mia Whitney had two goals for the Bulldogs. FIVE YEARS AGO- Barrett Smith placed first in Seaford’s win over Smyrna in the cross country season opener. Jeremy Bagwell scored a pair of touchdowns to lead Laurel to a 14-7 win over Caravel. ONE YEAR AGO- Seaford held off Sussex Tech, 2-1, in the varsity boys’ soccer opener. Phillip DeMott and Ethan Lee scored to pace the Blue Jays.

Delmarva Christian boys’ soccer edged by Wilmington Christian The Delmarva Christian varsity boys’ soccer team fell to Wilmington Christian, 6-5, last Wednesday in Georgetown. Wilmington Christian held a 2-1 lead at the half with each team netting four goals in the second half. Tyler Troyer had four goals and Todd Hurley added a goal for the Royals. Delmarva Christian’s Kory Joseph recorded nine saves in the loss.

Delmarva Christian varsity field hockey falls to Wilmington Christian The Delmarva Christian varsity field hockey team lost to Wilmington Christian, 7-1, last Wednesday in Georgetown. Rebecca Bryan scored the Royals’ goal while Christie Betts made 18 saves in goal for Delmarva Christian.

Sussex Tech girls’ volleyball team loses to Middletown, 3-1 The Sussex Tech varsity girls’ volleyball team fell to Middletown, 3-1, last Monday in Middletown. Middletown won the first two matches, 25-12 and 25-15, before the Ravens answered with a 25-23 win in game three. Middletown went on to win the final contest, 25-9. Sussex Tech’s Crystal Loudon had six kills, two aces, and five blocks; Morgan Messick contributed four kills and three aces; Samantha Hudson had one kill, one ace, four blocks, and seven digs; and Cierra Rayne added one ace and five blocks.

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Laurel Stars of the Week

Female Co-Athlete of the WeekLauren Massey- Delmar High BATTLE FOR THE BALL- The Bulldogs’ Tyler Givans battles with a Sussex Central player for the ball during last week’s home loss to the Knights. Photo by Mike McClure

Female Co-Athlete of the WeekMaxine Fluharty- Sussex Tech

Sussex Tech senior Maxine Fluharty tallied 11 goals in her team’s three wins last week. Fluharty had five goals against Woodbridge on, four goals and an assist against Sussex Central, and a pair of goals against St. Andrew’s. Honorable mention- Thomas Gray- Delmar; Levi Gilmore- Delmar; Robbie Budd- Delmar; Ryne Wood- Laurel; Chris Jones- Laurel; Dylan Shockley- Laurel; Tyler Robertson- Laurel; Frank Braham- Delmar; Devene Spence- Delmar; Keandre Whaley- Delmar; Alex Ellis- Delmar; De’Vaughn Trader- Delmar; Tyler TroyerDelmarva Christian; Aris Reynoso- Sussex Tech; Dustyn Bebee- Sussex Tech; Jacob Williams- Sussex Tech; Ricky Hernandez- Sussex Tech; Desmond Sivels- Sussex Tech; Jesse Swanson- Sussex Tech; Orlando Theiss- Sussex Tech; Caroline PhillipsDelmar; Sam Johnson- Delmar; Desirae Parkinson- Delmar; Carlee Budd- Delmar; Morgan Parsons- Delmar; Ashley Matos- Delmar; Gabby Rairan- Delmar; Abby Atkins- Sussex Tech; Morgan Messick- Sussex Tech; Crystal Loudon- Sussex Tech; Samantha Hudson- Sussex Tech; Izzy Wharton- Sussex Tech Delmar’s Lauren Massey netted a goal in her team’s 4-0 win over Sussex Central last Tuesday. The senior added two goals and an assist to lead the Wildcats past Smyrna on Thursday.


THE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK LITTLE CATS- Delmar’s Dante Trader runs with the ball as teammate Jacob Van Arx blocks for him during last weekend’s Pop Warner Mitey Mite football game against Woodbridge. Photo by Mike McClure

PLAYOFFS- Seaford High graduate Derrik Gibson, a shortstop for the Greenville Drive, finished the 2010 season with 40 stolen bases. The Greenville Drive, the Single A Minor League team of the Boston Red Sox, played the Lakewood Blue Claws for the South Atlantic League championship last week. Lakewood won the Championship in four games. Photo by Lynn Schofer

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Laurel Star varsity sports schedules (9/23-29)

Thursday, Sept. 23- field hockey- Sussex Tech home vs. Cape Henlopen, 4 p.m., Delmarva Christian home vs. Holly Grove, 4 p.m.; boys’ soccer- Laurel home vs. Caesar Rodney, 4 p.m., Delmar home vs. Smyrna, 5:30 p.m., Sussex Tech at Lake Forest, 7 p.m., Delmarva Christian home vs. Holly Grove, 4 p.m.; girls’ volleyballDelmar at Sussex Central, 5 p.m., Sussex Tech at Lake Forest, 5 p.m., Delmarva Christian home vs. Wilmington Christian, 5:30 p.m.; cross country- Delmarva Christian home vs. Wilmington Christian, 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24- football- Sussex Tech at Laurel, 7:30 p.m., Delmar at St. Elizabeth, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25- girls’ volleyball- Delmarva Christian home vs. St. Thomas More, noon; boys’ soccer- Delmarva Christian home vs. St. Thomas More, 11 a.m.; cross country- Delmarva Christian home vs. St. Thomas More, 11 a.m.; field hockeyLaurel at Delmar, 1 p.m., Delmarva Christian home vs. St. Thomas More, 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27- cross country- Sussex Tech at Caesar Rodney, 4 p.m.; field hockey- Sussex Tech home vs. Charter School, 4 p.m.; girls’ volleyball- Sussex Tech home vs. Campus Community, 4 p.m., Delmarva Christian home vs. Indian River, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28- field hockey- Laurel at Caesar Rodney, 4 p.m., Delmarva Christian home vs. Worcester Prep, 4 p.m.; girls’ volleyball- Sussex Tech home vs. Sussex Central, 5 p.m.; boys’ soccer- Sussex Tech home vs. Indian River, 5:30 p.m., Delmarva Christian home vs. Worcester Prep, 3:45 p.m., Laurel at Cape Henlopen, 7 p.m., Delmar at Sussex Central, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29- cross country- Tidewater Classic, 3:45 p.m.; field hockeySussex Tech at Delmar, 4 p.m.; girls’ volleyball- Delmarva Christian at Sussex Central, 5:15 p.m.


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Running back Shane Marvel pushes forward for extra yards on this 15 yard run that put Sussex Tech into scoring position. Photo by Daniel Richardson

Sussex Tech football earns first win with victory over Milford By Daniel Richardson In a near reversal of last week’s 27-7 loss to Spring-Ford High School, the Sussex Tech Ravens defeated the Milford Buccaneers 28-7 last Friday. The first quarter was largely uneventful as neither team managed to put any points on the board. Sussex Tech scored first midway through the second quarter when a pass to tight end Orlando Theiss from quarterback Jesse Swanson on third down resulted in a 65-yard touchdown. A successful extra point attempt by kicker James Smith put the Ravens up 7-0. Milford nearly tied the game up, but a 40-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Quinn Abbott to wide receiver Jerrell Allen on fourth and 32 was called back due to offensive pass interference. With 1:33 left in the half, Tech widened their lead with a quick 11-yard touchdown pass from Swanson to fullback Desmond Sivels. Smith’s extra point kick put Sussex Tech up 14-0 at the end of the half. Milford put some points on the board early in the third quarter when running back Chas Holden carried the ball 26 yards for a touchdown on third and two. The extra point put Milford within seven points. Sussex Tech took more than five minutes off the clock on their next possession, and ended with a 12-yard touchdown run from Sivels. Smith’s extra point put Tech up 21-7. Nose guard Dennis Davenport intercepted a pass from Abbott on Milford’s next possession giving Tech good field position on Milford’s 20 yard line. Tech was able to capitalize three plays later when Sivels ran six yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter. Neither team scored in the fourth quarter leaving Tech with a 28-7 victory. Milford stays home next week and host the Smyrna Eagles, while Tech will travel to Laurel to face the Bulldogs, who will be looking to make up for last week’s loss to St. Elizabeth.

STAR TEAM PHOTO OF THE WEEK- Shown (not in order) is the Woodbridge Pop Warner Pee Wee football team: Caleb Dennis, Jeremiah McDonald, Ja’mi Ross, Marty Smith. Dwayne Dashiell, Corey Corbin, Hassan Corbin, Ju’wan Massey, Ya’Quan Burton, Lane Hastings, Jordan Gambrell, Ellis Cannon, Isaiah Brown, Tavyon Sykes, Elijah Washington, Raiquan Mosley, Dashaun Sampson, Le’ah Styles, Devin Flamer, Raquan Clanton, Justin Warner, Ja’Ron Hunt Fletcher. Photo by Lynn Schofer Next week: Sussex Tech varsity girls’ volleyball Send photos and captions to

NYSA SOCCER- Chase Ruark scored two goals for the United in Saturday’s loss to the Galaxy during NYSA action. Submitted photo

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

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



Seaford’s Sydnee Pollack looks to send the ball to the cage during Tuesday’s game against Sussex Tech. More Seaford-Sussex Tech photos as well as Laurel-Sussex Tech soccer photos in next week’s Star. Photos can also be found at Laurel Star sports and Seaford Star sports on Facebook. Photo by Mike McClure

Seaford/Laurel Star Tuesday varsity sports scoreboard

Field hockey- Cape Henlopen 4, Delmar 0- Goalie Caila White recorded eight saves for the Wildcats in the loss. Sussex Tech 9, Seaford 1- Abby Atkins scored four goals; Maxine Fluharty had one goal and four assists; and Kayla Krause, Darian Scott, and Franny Delrosorio each had a goal for Sussex Tech. Seaford’s Maria DeMott netted a second half goal and Molly Cain made 22 saves. Polytech 4, Woodbridge 0- Caitlin Blades had eight saves in goal for the Raiders. Boys’ soccer- Seaford 1, Cape Henlopen 0- Seaford’s Eric Bahena scored the only goal of the game while Christian Gosnell made four saves to lead the Blue Jays to the win. Dover 7, Woodbridge 0- Goalie Abraham Leon made 14 saves for the Raiders in the loss. Thomas Gray Sussex Tech 6, Laurel 0- Aris Reynoso tallied three goals, Drew Crouse had two goals, and Dustyn Bebee added a goal for the Ravens in the home win. Zimiri Gomez, Ryan Moore, and Zach Williamson chipped in with assists for Sussex Tech. Pete Tonelli recorded 12 saves for Laurel. Delmar 2, Milford 1- Thomas Gray and Brady Scott each had a goal and Joel Scurti made nine saves Girls’ volleyball- Delmar 3, Lake Forest 2- No additional information was submitted. Salisbury Christian 3, Delmarva Christian 2- Sierra Parsons had 16 kills, seven aces, five digs, and three assists and Mallorie Parsons added 18 aces, five blocks, and two digs for the Royals.

Hernandez leads Sussex Tech boys’ cross country to pair of wins Sussex Tech’s Ricky Hernandez (18:46) placed first in last Wednesday’s meet at Indian River High School as the Ravens topped Indian River, 15-48, and Delmarva Christian, 15-50. Jordan Carey, who placed 21st, was Delmarva Christian’s top finisher with a time of 22:45.

Killmon paces Sussex Tech girls’ cross country over Indians, Royals

Sussex Tech’s Bethany Killmon (21:28) placed first in last Wednesday’s meet against Delmarva Christian and Indian River as the Ravens earned a pair of 15-50 wins. Indian River also defeated Delmarva Christian, 15-50. Amanda Williams (26:17) placed eighth overall to lead the Royals.



The Colts’ Gage Wheatley uses the opening between Patriots’ Wade Little and Adin Chambers to make a run in last weekend’s Seaford Department of Recreation flag football game. Photo by Lynn Schofer

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Laurel Pop Warner Pee Wee football team moves to 3-0 The Laurel Pop Warner Pee-Wee football won its third game of the 2010 season on Sunday with a 41-0 win over the Dover Raiders. Donnell Briddell had touchdown runs of 43 and 44 yards, Garrett Temple added a 48-yard touchdown run, Trent Hearn returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown, and Justin Hill threw four passes for extra points (two to DeonTre Parker and two to Bragg Davis) to help Laurel to a 28-0 lead through one quarter of play. Eljah DeShields added a 51-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and Evan Bergh ran 26 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. Jeff Howard also ran in an extra point for the 41-0 win. Briddell had four carries for 110 yards and a touchdown as the Bulldogs ran for 253 yards. The defense allowed just 27 yards of offense. Bergh and DeShields each recorded four tackles, Hearn and Temple had one interception each, and Alyzah Kellam recovered a fumble. The Laurel Pee Wee team is scheduled to host Seaford this Saturday at a time to be determined.

Seaford varsity football falls to 1-1 with loss to Appoquinimink The Seaford varsity football team moved to 1-1 on the year with a 45-12 road loss to Appoquinimink last Friday. Jamil Moore caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Shaquil Turnage as the Blue Jays held a 6-3 lead after one quarter of play. Turnage completed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Jason Owens in the second half, but Appoquinimink took a 17-12 lead into half-time and scored 28 unanswered points in the second half.

Woodbridge varsity football team drops to 1-1 with road loss Laurel sophomore Brandon Scott returns a kickoff during last Friday’s home opener against St. Elizabeth. Photo by Mike McClure

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23 yard line. Jones had an eight-yard run and David Cornish added a 20-yard run. On fourth and five from the Viking 39, Jones took a pitch and carried tacklers with him for an 11-yard gain. The Bulldogs moved the ball to the 11, but Cornish was stopped short of a first down on fourth and inches. St. Elizabeth started with the ball on its own 12 yard line and almost turned it over when a fumble appeared to recovered by the Bulldogs. Instead the Vikings picked up a first down at the Laurel 41. Eric Patton scored from 15 yards out on the first play of the fourth quarter to put St. Elizabeth ahead 20-0. Laurel stated with the ball on its own 36 and quickly moved into Viking territory thanks to an 18-yard run by Jones. Sophomore backup quarterback Bryce Bristow completed a 41-yard touchdown pass to Dylan Shockley to put the Bulldogs on the board. Adam Black’s PAT made it 20-7 with 10:41 left in the game.

Laurel’s drive took just 1:11 off the clock. Runs by Napier (10 yards) and Eric Patton (eight yards) set up second and two from the 48. Laurel’s Arnold Mann and Bake Elliott dropped Napier for a oneyard loss, but Eric Patton picked up three yards and a first down on the next play. Samluk completed a 14-yard pass to Eric Patton to move the ball to the Laurel 34 with a little over six minutes left in the game. The Bulldogs’ Tyler Robertson later recovered a Viking fumble on the 19 yard-line with 5:15 left to give the ball back to the offense. Laurel was held to three plays and out and the Vikings’ offense started its final scoring drive with the ball on the Bulldog 29. Napier had a two-yard touchdown run and Szczerba added the extra point to make the score 27-7 with 2:15 left in the game. Jones led the Bulldogs with 12 carries for 90 yards. Laurel ran for 138 yards on 30 carries while Bristow completed one pass for the touchdown strike to Shockley.

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The Woodbridge varsity football team fell to 1-1 on the year with a 16-0 road loss to St. Georges last Saturday. No additional information was provided from this game.

Second Annual New Life Wesleyan Church Golf Tournament set for Oct. 16 The Second Annual New Life Wesleyan Church Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Wood Creek Golf Links in Delmar, Md. The cost is $160 per foursome with a “best ball” format. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place teams as well as “closest to the pin” and “hole in one”. Lunch will follow in the clubhouse. Contact Pastor Bruce Smart at 302-519-4573 or 410-482-6897 for more information.

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After several weeks of stability, gas prices saw slight increases last week, due largely in part to the Enbridge pipeline shutdown in the Midwest. The national average price for regular grade gasoline crept up 5 cents last week to $2.74 on Friday, 19 cents higher than year-ago prices, yet still $1.37 less than the record high prices set two summers ago. Crude Oil Prices Crude oil surged to just over $78 a barrel a week ago Monday following the previous week’s closure of the Enbridge pipeline, which runs from Superior, Wisconsin to Griffith, Indiana and normally processes 670,000 barrels per day. The rupture halted nearly a third of Canada’s crude oil exports to states in

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Laurel businessman threatens legal action against town By Tony E. Windsor Laurel officials unexpectedly found themselves being bombarded with accusations and threats of legal action regarding what one former businessman alleges is the town being “selective” in its enforcement of codes. There were also additional citizen criticisms expressing opinions that the town is doing little to improve the aesthetic conditions in the community. Following regular council discussions as part of the Monday, Sept. 20, Laurel Mayor and Council meeting, Mayor John Shwed then asked if there were any comments from the public, a traditional part of the council meetings. Former Market Street businessman David Sully asked to address the council. Sully immediately accused the town of selectively choosing how it will enforce town codes. He also said that he would be securing attorneys in Wilmington and contacting the U.S. Department of Justice to seek actions against the town for it unfair enforcement practices.

Sully said he recently was diagnosed with cancer and was unable to work and subsequently unable to pay for his town business license. “I understand that I owe for my business license, but I know of 24 to 30 other businesses in town that are not being enforced for business licenses. The town is being selective in its enforcement of codes and licenses,” he said. He went on to say that he has done research and found inconsistencies in how the town provides code and license enforcement. He said he is aware of a property owner who received a permit to put a shed on his property. He said the property owner built on to the shed and is now using it to live in. “Nothing is being done about this and it has been reported to the town,” he said. Sully also said there is a property owner who has a garage that he wanted to use as a rooming house for his hired help. According to Sully, the issue was taken before the Laurel Planning and Zoning Commission five years ago and his request was turned down. However, Sully claims

The Laurel Public Library has been the recipient of two recent donations by area residents which will be of interest to local history enthusiasts. The families of Nancy Smith of Portsville and the late Norman Dechene, formerly of Laurel, have generously donated copies of their family archives for the Delaware Reference Collection. Mother’s Story, written by her daughter, Starrie Smith Thomas and just recently published, chronicles the life of well known area seamstress, Nancy Smith, from the time of her arrival in the United States as a small child, until the present. Mrs. Smith’s story is representative of many immigrant families who relocated to New York City during the period of great migration from Europe to the United States at the turn of the 20th century. Even more compelling is the story of her adjustment to life in rural Sussex County at the time of her World War II era marriage. It is a story of family, love and triumph that mirrors that of the American spirit. The library has one copy for circulation and one located in the Delaware Collection for in-house use. The second donation was written in the 1960s and has been a treasured family heirloom ever since. The History of Laurel was compiled and written by Norman Dechene, LHS class of 1965, as part of a school assignment at the time when he was a student at Laurel Junior High School. During the process he interviewed local history buffs, and researched major historical reference materials of the day. While not a primary resource, the homemade project of a 14-year-old boy serves as an effective introduction for the Laurel enthusiast. The Dechene family has generously scanned the entire book onto a disc which can be viewed at the library. The original

work will be permanently housed in the library’s rare book case. For more information about these two items, contact Norma Jean Fowler at the Laurel Public Library.

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that the man still moved forward and is currently using the garage as a dormitory. “Nothing has been done about this for three and a half years,” he said. Sully said he also lived in the building where he ran his business on Market Street. He said he operated the business for nine years. “When I first opened the business there was a hot dog vendor who would set up is cart on Market Street in front of my business. He was there for seven months. Yet, I got nine parking tickets and the police threatened me about where I was parking. When I tried to take the police issue to the Laurel Mayor and Council my landlord told me that if I did that my building would most likely be condemned and I would be evicted by the next morning,” he said. Sully said his business is closed but because he still lives there he keeps some of his personal items in the storefront window to “keep it looking presentable.” He said he was recently sitting in the doorway of his building and police told him he had to close the door because the business was closed and he had no license to operate. “I live there,” he said. “I was not selling anything. I challenge anybody to find a sales receipt for any purchases in that building. I was threatened by police with 10 to 20 days in jail for each day I left the door open.” At this point Sully advised the council that he was contacting the U.S. Department of Justice and filing a formal complaint about his treatment by the town

code enforcement and police. Laurel Mayor John Shwed asked Police Chief Jamie Wilson who was present during the council meeting if he was aware of the issue Sully was referring to. Wilson said he would understand why officers may stop at the storefront. “Mr. Sully’s property looks like a business, so if they see the door open and any activity it would not be unusual for officers to simply stop and investigate,” he said. Councilman Chris Calio asked that in making his accusations Sully be more specific to allow the town to investigate his concerns. “You say there are 24 to 30 businesses operating without a license. Who are these businesses,” he asked? Sully told Calio, “It is not my job to make a list.” Calio said while that may be true, Sully was making accusations and it was impossible for the town to answer him without knowing the details. Sully told Calio he would see that his attorney got the information to the town. Councilwoman Robin Fisher recommended that Sully take all of his concerns in a detailed list to the Mayor and Council and Code Enforcement Officer Paul Frick and the town can investigate the concerns and provide a report to answer his questions. Sully did not indicate that he would be backing down from his threat of legal action before the discussions ended the council meeting.


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On Tuesday, Sept. 7, several members of the Laurel High School Class of 1940 got together for lunch at the Georgia House in Laurel. In addition to the good food the group enjoyed each other’s company and reminiscing about “the good ole days”. Shown (l to r) are: front row: Louise Hearn Rutherford, Donna Kludy Lowe, Beatrice Davis Humphreys, Nina Hastings Rementer and Jean Goottee Henry; back row: Alfred Layton, Bob Allen, Bob Oliphant, Melvin Koster and David Ralph. Submitted photo.

Members of the Laurel High football team participated in the Laurel Football Booster Club’s fundraiser at Laurel Pizzeria, which took place Tuesday, Sept. 7. Photo by Mike McClure

Laurel community members came out to support the Laurel High football team during a fundraiser at Laurel Pizzeria on Sept. 7. Photo by Mike McClure Laurel Football Booster Club members are shown doing work to the stands to get the football stadium ready to go for the Fri., Sept. 17 home opener, The club painted, put up new fences and did landscaping to spruce up the Robert T. Ruston Stadium.

Members of the “Cat Pound” had a lot to cheer about in the Delmar varsity football team’s win over C. Milton Wright Friday, Sept. 10 in Delmar. A large crowd was on hand to watch the defending Division II state champions in action. Photo by Mike McClure The photos above were scheduled to appear in the Sept. 16 issue of the Laurel Star. Due to a printing error this page did not appear last week.

Delmar’s Kory Mattox did the “Wildcat Leap” into the stands following the Delmar varsity football team’s win over C. Milton Wright. Team members do the leap in appreciation of their fans’ support during the game. Photo by Mike McClure

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6th Annual Fun on The Farm Day at The Hen House Jim Jestice of the Laurel Ruritan Club (third from right) presents a check for $1,100 to the Laurel Football Boosters to help with the cost of fixing up the stands at the football stadium. Shown (l to r) are: Will Daye, Tanya Daye, Debbie Whaley, Kristi Brown, David Brown, Jestice, Bea McGinnis and Jim Furbush. Photo by Mike McClure

Pony rides and hay rides were just some of the activities that took place at the Sixth Annual Fun on the Farm Day which took place last Saturday at the Hen House. Photos by Mike McClure Lyla Cornman and Makayla James hold up a sign advertising the Laurel Nazarene Church’s free car wash, which took place last Saturday in front of the church. Photo by Mike McClure

Pastor Ralph Fraser and Carrie Whaley of the Laurel Nazarene Church wash a car during last weekend’s free car wash. Photo by Mike McClure

The crowd looks on just after sunset during the Laurel varsity football team’s home opener against St. Elizabeth last Friday night. Photo by Mike McClure



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Title of publication: Seaford Star Publication number: 016-428 Date of filing: September 23, 2010 Frequency of issue: Weekly Number of issues published annually: 52 Annual subscription price: $21 in county, $26 out of county, $31 out of state Complete mailing address: Morning Star Publications, Inc., 951 Norman Eskridge Highway, P.O. Box 1000, Seaford, DE 199731000 Publisher: Bryant L. Richardson, 215 Elm Drive, Seaford, DE 19973. Owners: Bryant L. & Carol A. Richardson, 215 Elm Drive, Seaford, DE 19973; John Patrick Murphy, 28342 Discountland Road, Laurel, DE 19956; Mrs. Douglas J. Mordes, 901 Short Lane, Seaford, DE 19973, Christina M. Reaser, 34804 Susan Beach Road, Laurel, DE 19956 Extent & Nature of circulation:

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STEREO COMPONENTS & speakers $150. 629-7696. 9/9 ICE CREAM MAKER “Deni Model 5530,” brand new still in box with all papers. Retail at $69.99 Will sell for half price $35. 670-9468. 9/9 DENI VACUUM SEALER “model 1331” brand new still in box w/all papers, retails $39.99, will sell for half $20. 670-9468 Seaford. 9/9 EARTHWARE COMM. SPREADER for seed & fertilizer. Used only 1 time, $100 OBO. 629-9858. 9/2 4’ FAMILY SIZE POOL, purchased from Walmart, never used, $100. Dell All-In-One $20. 875-7312. 9/2 CHAIR & OTTOMAN, beige oversized, $50. Queen mattress & box spring (1 yr old). Oval kit. table & 4 chairs, green & tan, $30. 228-8484 lv. msg. 9/2 WINDOW FANS (3), Reversible, sizes fr. 12” - 18”. Great for students in dorms, $75 for all. Will separate. 628-5300. 9/2 HD MOTORCYCLE JAKLIFT, model 1800 (1200# cap.), used little. New $380, asking $160. 629-8077. 8/26

WORLD GLOBE, lights up, on wood pedestal, $35. 629-8524. 8/26 SOFA & OVERSIZED CHAIR, lt. tan, fair price. 629-4786. 8/19 2000+ RECORDED VHS Movies, $75. 628-1880. COOKWARE, Guardian Service, various sizes, call for info. 846-9788. 8/19 BABY STROLLER, $5. 8755881. 8/19 BICYCLES, BOYS & Girls, $35 ea. Mangoose 21 spd. Mt. Bike, $85. 398-0309. 8/19 OLD TRACTOR WHEELS, solid medal, $25 ea. 2003 Silver Proof Set, $35. 3980309. 8/19 3 CAST IRON FRY PANS, great cond., 6-1/2”, 8”, 101/2” , all 3 $28. 846-9788.

ANIMALS, ETC. LG FISH AQUARIUM w/ pump, $25. 629-8524. 8/26 DELUXE KENNEL, PetMate Kennel Cab, 2-tone pink, 19x12x10, $12. Ideal for cat or small dog, used 1x. 875-0747. 8/26 LIFT HARNESS for dogs, 50-90 lbs. Alternative for ramp; easy way to lift dog in & out of vehicles. Brand new, $15. 875-0747. 8/26 BEAGLE MIX PUPPIES, $75. Will be 5 wks. old on 8/19. 875-8284. 8/19 See LEGALS—page 41

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Notice of names of persons appearing as owners of certain unclaimed property held by Seaford Federal Credit Union (SFCU), 24488 Sussex Highway, Unit 1, Seaford, DE A report of the “abandoned property” held by SFCU will be made to the State Escheator. Copies of this report will be on file at the main office of SFCU and available for public inspection. Such unclaimed monies will be paid by SFCU on or before 10/31/2010 to such persons establishing to its satisfaction their rights to receive the same. On or before 11/10/2010, such unclaimed monies still remaining will be paid to the State Escheator and SFCU will thereupon cease to be liable. Willie Gibbs, 12635 Nat Turner St., Bridgeville, DE 19933 9/23/1tc


On Saturday, 10/23/10 at 11:00 a.m., Peninsula Mini Storage, located at 40 S. Market St., Blades/Seaford, DE will hold a public auction pursuant to the State of Delaware Self-Storage Facility Act Title 25 Chapter 49. The following storage units will be sold or disposed of for Non-Payment of storage rent. Tenants name and last known address are listed below. Vonette Holley, Seaford, DE, Unit 201; Crystal Cannon, Seaford, DE, Unit 228; Susie Gibbs, Waldorf, MD, Unit 237; Steven Cannon, Laurel, DE, Unit 243. Peninsula Mini Storage 302-629-5743 Frank Passwaters, Storage Manager 9/23/2tc


The Town of Laurel Planning & Zoning Committee will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is for the presentation of the draft 2010 Comprehensive Plan. The public hearing will be held in Mayor and Council Chambers, 201 Mechanic Street, Laurel, Delaware. 9/23/1tc


Little Creek Hundred Case No. 10712 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, Item B* of said ordinance of WALTER D. AND IVA B. KING who are seeking a variance from the minimum lot width requirement for a parcel, to be located north of Road 454A, 1,570 feet southeast of U.S. Route 13, being Lot 1. The hearing will be held in the County Council Chambers, County Administrative Office Building, Georgetown, Dela ware, on Monday evening, OCTOBER 18, 2010, at 7:00 P.M. 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. 9/23/1tc

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Estate of Florabelle Hawkins, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Florabelle Hawkins who departed this life on the 6th day of December, A.D. 2009 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto William R. Hawkins, Jr., Lorraine K. Culley on the 2nd day of September, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Administrators without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Administrators on or before the 6th day of August, A.D. 2010 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Administrators: William R. Hawkins, Jr. 8791 Bethel Road Seaford, DE 19973 Lorraine K. Culley 34242 Bi-State Blvd. Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney:

Michael R. Smith, Esq. Griffin & Hackett, PA 116 W. Market St. Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 9/16/3tc


Estate of Dianna Lynn Halpen, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Dianna Lynn Halpen who departed this life on the 7th day of July, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Albert L. Halpen, James J. Ellis on the 25th day of August, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 7th day of March, A.D. 2011 or abide


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Estate of Mary B. Minkus, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Mary B. Minkus who departed this life on the 5th day of August, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Amelia Zamberlan on the 26th day of August, A.D. 2010, 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 5th day of April, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executrix: Amelia Zamberlan 25632 Brookside Dr. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: James A. Yori, Esq. Fugua, Yori & Willard, P.A. 28 The Circle, PO Box 250 Georgetown, DE 19947 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 9/9/3tc


Estate of Luretta C. Purse, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Luretta C. Purse who departed this life on the 18th day of July, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto George Eric Purse on the 31st See LEGALS—page 42


The table below outlines the additional tax rate and total tax rate per $100 of assessed value for the life of the bonds The below by outlines the additional tax rate and taxamount rate per of assessed value the life year) of thethat bonds to betable authorized this referendum. To determine thetotal dollar of $100 additional tax or total taxfor (for each to be authorized by this referendum. To determine the dollar amount of additional tax or total tax (for each year) that will result from the passage of the referendum, multiply the assessed value (not market value) of your home by the tax will result from the passage of the referendum, multiply the assessed value (not market value) of your home by the tax rate rate and and divide divide by by 100. 100.

Tax Calculation for all CN's


Estate of Robert C. Patterson, Sr., Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Robert C. Patterson, Sr. who departed this life on the 20th day of August, A.D. 2010 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Robert C. Patterson, Jr., Ronald G. Patterson on the 9th day of September, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Co-Executors without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Co-Executors on or before the 20th day of April, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Robert C. Patterson, Jr. 22534 Atlanta Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Ronald G. Patterson P.O. Box 466 Davin, WV 25617 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 9/23/3tc

PAGE 41 by the law in this behalf. Co-Executors: Albert L. Halpen 29 Rivers End Seaford, DE 19973 James J. Ellis 4083 Horseshoe Rd. Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: Michele Procino-Wells, Esq. Procino Wells, LLC 225 High St. Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 9/9/3tc

Years After Tax Year (Taxes Referendum

Due 9/30)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24

2012** 2013** 2014** 2015** 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032*** 2033*** 2034*** 2035***

Existing *Tax Additional Tax Existing Rate (Per $100 Rate (Per $100 of Capitation Tax of Assessed Assessed Value) Value)

$24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30 $24.30

$2.49 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40 $2.40

$0.29 $1.02 $1.95 $2.28 $2.19 $2.11 $2.02 $1.94 $1.86 $1.78 $1.71 $1.63 $1.56 $1.49 $1.42 $1.35 $1.28 $1.21 $1.15 $1.09 $0.91 $0.57 $0.17 $0.00

Total Tax Rate (Existing + Add'l) (Per $100 of Assessed Value)

$2.78 $3.42 $4.35 $4.68 $4.59 $4.51 $4.42 $4.34 $4.26 $4.18 $4.11 $4.03 $3.96 $3.89 $3.82 $3.75 $3.68 $3.61 $3.55 $3.49 $3.31 $2.97 $2.57 $2.40

Tax Calculation without Athletic CN Total Tax Rate Additional Tax (Existing + Add'l) Rate (Per $100 of (Per $100 of Assessed Value) Assessed Value)

$0.29 $1.02 $1.89 $2.21 $2.13 $2.04 $1.96 $1.88 $1.81 $1.73 $1.65 $1.58 $1.51 $1.44 $1.37 $1.31 $1.24 $1.18 $1.11 $1.05 $0.88 $0.55 $0.16 $0.00

$2.78 $3.42 $4.29 $4.61 $4.53 $4.44 $4.36 $4.28 $4.21 $4.13 $4.05 $3.98 $3.91 $3.84 $3.77 $3.71 $3.64 $3.58 $3.51 $3.45 $3.28 $2.95 $2.56 $2.40

The assumptions assumptionsused usedininthe theabove abovecalculations calculations follows: The areare as as follows: Assumed Interest Rate at Time of Each Bond Sale = 5.00% Assumed Rate at Time of Each Bond = 5.00%In Laurel = 1.3% (Same As Last Year) AssumedInterest Yearly Increase In Assessed ValueSale of Property Assumed Yearly Increase In Assessed Value of Property Laurel = 1.3% (Same As Last Year) State & Local Funding Will Phase In Over 4 Years As In Described * Based on Principal + Interest State & Local Funding Will Phase In Over 4 Years As Describedto Payoff Past Debt Service ** 20 YEAR BOND PURCHASED *** 20 YEAR BOND PAID OFF All twenty (20) year bonds are phased a four+(4) year to period immediately after the passage of the referendum. * Basedinonover principal interest payoff past debt service Consequently, bonds are paid off over a four (4) year period at the end of the twenty (20) year life of each bond. ** 20 YEAR BOND PURCHASED *** 20 YEAR BOND PAID OFF




A special election will be held on MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010 in the Laurel School District in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 21 of Title 14 of the Delaware Code, in order to permit the voters of the District to vote for or against the issuance of bonds in the amount of $29,025,800 to provide funds for the following purposes (state bonds will finance $91,915,100):

Question 1

The voters of the Laurel School District are asked to approve the issuance of bonds to fund the activities described in the following Certificates of Necessity: Cost New High and Middle School and Land (C.N. 1216 A-B) 1216 A Planning, construction, and equipping of a new 1,400 pupil High School/Middle School combined facility to replace the existing Laurel High School and Middle School on lands currently owned and acquired by the District. 1216 B Acquisition of lands contiguous to lands currently owned by the district at the High School site.

State $53,328,200 Local $16,840,500 Total $70,168,700 State Local Total

$304,000 $96,000 $400,000

State Local Total

$2,583,400 $ 815,800 $3,399,200

State Local Total

$2,407,800 $ 760,400 $3,168,200

Construction New Elementary School and Demolition, Restoration, and Improvements to North Laurel Elementary (C.N. 1216 D-E) 1216 D Planning, construction, and equipping of a new 1,200 pupil Elementary School to State $30,562,200 replace the existing North Laurel, and P.L. Dunbar Elementary Schools on lands currently owned Local $9,651,200 by the district, and utilizing the educational campus, school-within-a-school concept. Total $40,213,400 1216 E Engineering, abatement, demolition, and site restoration/improvements of the North Laurel Elementary School. Selective Demolition of the Existing Middle School, including but not limited to the Field House, and Selective Renovation of Remaining School Facilities (C.N. 1216 F) Planning, abatement, engineering, and selective demolition of the existing Laurel Middle School to include but not limited to the Field House and selective renovation of remaining school facilities.

Total State $ 89,185,600 Total Local $ 28,163,900 Total Funding $117,349,500 The faith and credit of the Laurel School District is pledged for the full and complete payment of the principal and interest on said bonds. If the District is authorized to issue bonds in the amount of $28,163,900, it shall annually levy and collect taxes to provide for the payment of the principal and interest on the bonds and for the retirement of the bonds as they fall due. Property owners will experience an average tax increase of $1.33 per $100 of assessed value during the twenty-year bonds. Also, posted is the amount of each annual tax increase that will be imposed as a result of the proposed bond issuance

Question 2

Contingent on the passage of Question 1. The voters of the Laurel School District are asked to approve the issuance of bonds to fund the activities described in the following Certificate of Necessity: Cost Construction of New Athletic Facilities (C.N. 1216 C) State $2,729,500 Planning, construction, and equipping of new Athletic Facilities on lands currently owned Local $ 861,900 and/or acquired by the district and/or the renovation of existing Athletic Facilities. Total $3,591,400 The faith and credit of the Laurel School District is pledged for the full and complete payment of the principal and interest on said bonds. If the District is authorized to issue bonds in the amount of $861,900, it shall annually levy and collect taxes to provide for the payment of principal and interest on the bonds and for the retirement of the bonds as they fall due. Property owners will experience an average tax increase of $0.04 per $ 100 of assessed value during the twenty year bonds. Also, posted is the amount of each annual tax increase that will be imposed as a result of the proposed bond issuance.

The polls for said election will open at 10:00 a.m. and will remain open until 8:00 p.m., prevailing local time. Voters may vote at the designated polling place, Laurel High School. The inclement weather date will be Monday, October 11, 2010.

You may vote in this election if you: • Are a citizen of the United States and Delaware • Live in the Laurel School District • Are at least 18 years of age To vote by absentee ballot: You may vote by absentee ballot if you cannot vote on Election Day for one of the following reasons: • Complete an Affidavit for Absentee Ballot for Public • You are temporarily or permanently disabled School Elections (affidavit available at all schools, the • You are in the public service of the United States or the state district office, and Department of Elections) of Delaware • Submit the completed affidavit in person or by mail to the • You are a qualified citizen or spouse or dependent residing Dept. of Elections of Sussex County to receive a ballot with or accompanying a person who is in the service of the • Vote the ballot United States or the state of Delaware • You hold a job that does not permit you to go to the polls Important dates: • You are sick • Your religion does not permit you to go to the polls • Deadline to mail out absentee ballot: • You are incarcerated Wednesday, September 29, 2010 – 12 noon • You are away on vacation • Deadline to vote absentee ballot in person in the Department • You are the caregiver to a parent, spouse or that person’s of Elections – Friday, October 1, 2010 – 12 noon child who is living at home and requires constant care due • Returning voted absentee ballot: All voted absentee ballots to illness or injury must be received by the Department of Elections not later • You are temporarily living outside of the United States than the closing of the polls on the day of the election or on • You cannot go to the polls because you’ve been injured the day of the election the voted absentee ballot can be hand while serving in the Armed Forces delivered to the polling location for the election during the • You serve in the Armed Forces, Red Cross, U.S.O., or the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Merchant Marine

By Order of the Laurel School District Board of Education Lois Hartstein, President and John McCoy, Executive Secretary

MORNING STAR • SEPT. 23, 2010 LEGALS - from Page 41

day of August, A.D. 2010, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 18th day of March, A.D. 2011 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: George Eric Purse 5064 Neals School Road Seaford, DE 19973 Gregory Fuller Sr. Register of Wills 9/9/3tc


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STATE SENATOR 19TH DISTRICT To The Voters of the 19th District for Giving Me Your Continued Support.

SHUFFLEBOARD FINALS - A winning group of shuffleboard champions at the Delaware Senior Olympics recently hosted at the Manor House in Seaford, an affiliate of ACTS Retirement-Life Communities. Everyone went home with a medal. Most are locals, but a handful of competitors came from Dover.

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GARDEN WALK - The Sussex County Master Gardeners are pleased to invite the public to a free Garden Walk at the Master Gardeners’ Demonstration Garden in Georgetown on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m. The garden is located behind the county Extension office. Enjoy our late season garden in the cool of the evening. In addition to enjoying the garden, a number of Master Gardeners will be available to provide information and help on a wide variety of gardening topics including: lawns, vegetable gardens, perennial gardens, herbs, insects and fall clean-up. Shown here is a false sunflower blooming in the garden. For more information, call Karen Adams at 856-2585, ext. 540. Picture by Bobbie Ranney

Vine and Vessels CWF will host its 2nd annual Christian Writer’s Conference on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Crossroad Community Church near Georgetown. The theme for this year’s conference is “Give Wings To Your Words.” The keynote speaker is Arthur Doakes, a personal empowerment specialist and life skills coach who has hosted both radio and television talk shows. Conference fees are: ages 10-18 $20; adults - 19-61 - $35; Seniors - 62 and older - $20. Registration packet includes two dynamic workshops, continental breakfast and luncheon. Registration deadline is Sept. 30, but will be extended up to the day of the conference with a $5 late fee. Register online at or mail registration form and payment to Vine & Vessels, P.O. Box 1716, Seaford, DE 19973. Contact Joyce Sessoms at 382-9904 or Barry Jones at 858-1647 for more details.

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DIGNIFIED FLAG DISPOSAL - As a joint Americanism project, members of VFW Post 4961 (Rick Norman, commander) and the Ladies Auxiliary (Kim Norman, president), a reconditioned mailbox has been installed at the members entrance to the Canteen for the purpose of collecting worn flags from the public for dignified disposal. Photo by Linda Derr

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Police Journal Attempted abduction in Laurel

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, Delaware State Police investigated an attempted abduction in the 13000 block of Wootten Road, Laurel. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning, Sept. 14, at 7:45 a.m. The 8-year-old child who attends North Laurel Elementary School made the school aware of the incident. The incident was originally handled by the Laurel Police Department, however, it was discovered that it did not occur in their jurisdiction. On Wednesday, Sept. 15, Delaware State Police was contacted regarding the attempted abduction. Delaware State Police learned that the 8-year-old victim was waiting for his school bus while in his driveway on Tuesday, Sept. 14. The victim then observed a newer, light red four door car with dark interior pull into his driveway. The suspect, a white male described as 18 to 32-years-old, 5’5” to 6’, 140-180 lbs., short black hair, clean shaven, thin build and armed with a black handgun, attempted to lure the child into the car. The suspect offered to give the 8-year-old a ride to school and the child repeatedly refused the suspect’s demands to enter the car. The suspect then exited his car and a black handgun fell on the ground outside the driver’s door. The suspect is believed to have been alone in his car. The 8-yearold then ran inside his residence and notified his mother and the suspect fled the area in an unknown direction. Delaware State Police is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect in this case. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 856-5850, ext. 218 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP3333.

Police investigate Seaford robbery

On Friday, Sept. 17, Delaware State Police investigated a robbery on the 10,000 block of Main Street in the Indian Village development of Seaford. The robbery occurred around 2:51 a.m. as a 20-year-old male was in his front yard. The victim was approached by three black males, one of which displayed a sawed off shotgun. The suspects demanded money and then forced the victim into his residence to obtain additional amounts

of money. After obtaining money and the victim’s Droid cellular phone, the suspects fled from the scene on foot. The victim was not harmed. The suspects are described as: suspect 1 - a black male, age 20 to 25, 5’10” 190 lbs., dark complexion, short black hair, full beard, black and red hooded sweatshirt, black pants, (sawed off shotgun); suspect 2 - a black male, age 20-25, 6’, 180-200 lbs., dark complexion, short black wavy/ curly hair, clean shaven, black short sleeve t-shirt, black pants; and suspect 3 - a third black male, age 20-25, dark complexion. State Police seeks the public’s assistance in locating these suspects and ask the public to contact Delaware State Police with tips. Callers may remain anonymous. Tips may also be forwarded to law enforcement through tip lines maintained by Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP3333 or online at

Girl dies in ATV accident

On Wednesday, Sept. 15, Delaware State Police responded to an accident involving an All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) on Westville Road, east of Marydel. A 2003 Honda Recon was being driven on private property by Cassandra R. Jones, 11, of Marydel, around 4:12 p.m. Jones was southbound on the ATV through a grass yard when its front tires struck a raised portion of an asphalt driveway. After the tires struck the driveway, the ATV became airborne. As a result of the ATV’s rear tires still being in motion, when the ATV’s rear tires came down and struck the asphalt, it caused the ATV to accelerate and flip backward onto Jones pinning her between the ATV and the asphalt driveway. Jones, who was riding the ATV on her grandfather’s property, was found by her grandfather who notified emergency services. She was taken to Kent General Hospital, Dover, suffering from severe head trauma. At 5:06 p.m., Jones died from injuries sustained when her head struck the asphalt driveway. Jones, a 6th grade student at Fifer Middle School, Camden, was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Delmar man faces fifth DUI

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UNTAXED CIGARETTES - On Sept. 18 at 11:55 p.m., Laurel Police stopped a Chevrolet Impala northbound on Route 13 for a traffic violation. During the stop, officers recovered 450 cartons of untaxed cigarettes and arrested the driver, Anwar Ghani, 47, of Elizabeth, N.J. Ghani admitted that he purchased the cigarettes from North Carolina and was transporting them to New Jersey for resale. Charges include eight counts of possession of untaxed tobacco. He was committed to SCI on $16,100 cash bail only.

Delmar, for his fifth offense of driving under the influence of alcohol. Mumford was observed traveling southbound on US 13 north of Delmar at 2:15 a.m. in an erratic manner. The Delaware State trooper advised Mumford was also traveling well below the posted speed limit. As a result of Mumford’s unusual driving pattern, the trooper conducted a traffic stop on Mumford’s Jeep Grand Cherokee. The trooper detected an odor of alcohol emitting from Mumford’s breath. After being given a Standardized Field Sobriety test, Mumford was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. The trooper’s subsequent search into Mumford’s driving record revealed he was arrested on four prior occasions since 2000. Mumford was arrested and charged with fifth offense after four prior offenses driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, driving while suspended or revoked, failure to have insurance identification, failure to have registration card in

possession and improper lane change. He was incarcerated on $16,500 secured bond to the Sussex Correctional Institute.

Woman arrested on weapons charge

On Sept. 20 at 8 a.m., Seaford Police received a call from a subject advising that the defendant, Tervonda M. Lake-Moore, 40, of Seaford, was enroute to Walmart from her residence to confront another subject over a domestic dispute which began at a residence on Dove Road in Seaford. The caller advised that the subject also had a handgun inside the vehicle. Seaford Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle at the entrance to Walmart on Tharp Road where the defendant was taken into custody. A .380 caliber handgun was also recovered from inside the vehicle. Lake-Moore was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and transported to the Seaford Police Department. She was arraigned at the Justice of the Peace Court #4 in Seaford and released on a $1,000 unsecured bond.



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Oktoberfest features delicious Bavarian foods, beer The world’s largest fair began last week and ends the beginning of next month. Hard to figure why they call it Oktoberfest but the six million people who attend each year don’t seem to give it much thought. It’s a very special celebration this year - the 200th anniversary of the first Oktoberfest in 1810 that commemorated the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. Held on a huge field in the center of Munich, the party takes place in numerous beer tents, each featuring different food and varied party atmospheres - some geared to families and others to the more serious beer fanciers. Sausages, chicken, pork, kraut, noodles, pretzels and dumplings are washed down with “liquid gold” - Bavarian beer, which according to a decree in 1516, can be made only with water, hops and barley. If you’re not attending an Oktoberfest celebration it doesn’t mean you can’t relish a delicious Bavarian meal. The Beerbistro Cookbook is Stephen Beaumont’s latest book on beer and the food that goes so well with it from appetizers to desserts. Try one of his suggestions below featured on Epicurious - they’re great even without the beer.

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Roast Pork Chops with Bacon and Wilted Greens Makes 2 servings 2 1 1/2-inch-thick rib pork chops 3 tablespoons chopped fresh marjoram, divided 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 thick-cut bacon slices, chopped 2 garlic cloves, pressed 8 cups (packed) wide strips assorted greens such as mustard greens and red Swiss chard, stems discarded

The Practical Gourmet 5 teaspoons Sherry wine vinegar, divided 1/2 cup low-salt chicken broth 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard Preheat oven to 475°F. Sprinkle both sides of pork with 2 tablespoons marjoram, allspice, and generous amount of salt and pepper. Heat oil in heavy large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add pork and brown well, including edges, turning with tongs, about 7 minutes. Transfer pork to small rimmed baking sheet; reserve skillet. Roast pork in oven until thermometer inserted into center of chops from side registers 145°F, about 9 minutes. Meanwhile, add bacon to oil in reserved skillet. Sauté over medium heat until brown, about 3 minutes. Mix in garlic. Add greens. Cook until just wilted, turning with tongs, about 3 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon vinegar; season with salt and pepper. Using tongs, transfer greens to colander to drain, leaving some bacon pieces in skillet for sauce. Add broth, mustard, and 4 teaspoons vinegar to skillet. Simmer until slightly thickened, about 4 minutes. Mix in 1 tablespoon marjoram. Season with salt and pepper. Mound greens on plates; top with pork. Spoon sauce alongside and serve. Bratwurst with Creamy Apple Compote Makes 4 servings Split and browned bratwurst provides

contrast in a pairing of apples and cream. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 medium onion, sliced 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and each cut into 8 wedges 1 Turkish bay leaf or 1/2 California 8 precooked bratwurst or Weisswurst 1 cup dry white wine 2/3 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar Preheat broiler. Heat butter and oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until foam subsides, then cook onion and apples with bay leaf, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, stirring once or twice, until golden brown, about 6 minutes. Meanwhile, split bratwurst lengthwise (not all the way through) and open up. Lightly brush cut sides of bratwurst with additional oil and transfer to a shallow baking pan (split sides up). Add wine to apple mixture, then simmer, covered, until apples are tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove lid and briskly simmer until liquid is reduced by one third, about 2 minutes. While apples simmer, broil bratwurst 4 to 5 inches from heat until browned, about 6 minutes. Stir cream, vinegar, and brown sugar into apple mixture and briskly simmer until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Discard bay leaf and serve apple compote over bratwurst. Pretzel Rolls Makes 8 These really do taste like pretzels, but they’re shaped like regular dinner rolls. Quick-rising yeast makes them a cinch to prepare, and boiling them before baking is the secret to their superb texture. 2 3/4 cups bread flour 1 envelope quick-rising yeast 1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon celery seeds 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (about) hot water (125°F to 130°F) Cornmeal 8 cups water 1/4 cup baking soda 2 tablespoons sugar 1 egg white, beaten to blend (glaze) Coarse salt Combine bread flour, 1 envelope yeast, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar and celery seeds in food processor and blend. With machine running, gradually pour hot water through feed tube, adding enough water to form smooth elastic dough. Process 1 minute to knead. Grease medium bowl. Add dough to bowl, turning to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, then towel; let dough rise in warm draft-free area until doubled in volume, about 35 minutes. Flour baking sheet. Punch dough down and knead on lightly floured surface until smooth. Divide into 8 pieces. Form each dough piece into ball. Place dough balls on prepared sheet, flattening each slightly. Using serrated knife, cut an X in top center of each dough ball. Cover with towel and let dough balls rise until almost doubled in volume, about 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease another baking sheet and sprinkle with cornmeal. Bring 8 cups water to boil in large saucepan. Add baking soda and 2 tablespoons sugar (water will foam up). Add 4 rolls and cook 30 seconds per side. Using slotted spoon, transfer rolls to prepared sheet, arranging X side up. Repeat with remaining rolls. Brush rolls with egg white glaze. Sprinkle rolls generously with coarse salt. Bake rolls until brown, about 25 minutes. Transfer to racks and cool 10 minutes. Serve rolls warm or room temperature. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature. Rewarm in 375°F oven 10 minutes.)

A troop of kangaroos. And one of my favorites, a leap of leopards. What a great mental picture that paints. A pride of lions. A richness of martens. A labor of moles. A barrel of monkeys and a romp of otters. A group of pigs, specifically boars, is called a singular. I would love to hear some time-worn farmer talking about the singular of boars that he has in his back field. Of course, he would be wearing overalls and a red plaid hat. A prickle of porcupines. A scurry of squirrels. A streak of tigers. As for our fine feathered friends, a group of buzzards is called a wake — I think we all know why. Bobolinks, when gathered together, form a chain — very clever, that. A group of crows is a murder. Of turtle doves, a pitying. Of eagles, a convocation. Hawks, when they are in large numbers, are called a kettle. Two spiraling across the sky are a boil. Anyone who has a backyard bird feeder knows why a group of jays is a party, or a scold, and a group of finches is a charm. A group of larks is an exaltation, of nightingales a watch, and of wise old owls a parliament. A building of rooks, an unkindness of

ravens, a host of sparrows, a murmuration of starlings, a mustering of storks and a gang of turkeys. In the fish world, a collection of sharks is a shiver and a group of trout is a hover. A group of invertebrates can be an intrusion of cockroaches, a cloud of gnats or a smack of jellyfish. For anyone who is wondering why they haven’t yet read what a group of giraffes is called, it is because their collective name is among my top-five favorites, which I am saving for last. Several of the long, lean animals gathered together is called a tower of giraffes. In a grand finale, the rest of my top five: A cackle of hyenas. A crash of rhinoceroses. A bloat of hippopotamuses. And a bask of crocodiles. All of this makes me wonder what the four-legged, feathered or finned among us would call a group of people, specifically a group of writers. A lettering, perhaps, or a grammatical, or a journal. More likely, they’d call us silly for wasting so much time on something that neither gets us food or protects us from predators. Like the fly and the ferret, they’d say, we should drop our pens, keyboards and ruminations and retrain our focus, on the business of life.

The business of flies, the pride of lions and a band of gorillas In our kitchen this summer, we have had a business of flies. That’s ynn arKs right — a business of flies, which, according to a comprehensive list I recently found of the names apAnd one of my favorites, plied to groups of specific animals, a leap of leopards. What is what what I would have before called a mess of flies is properly a great mental picture called. And a perfect name it is, too. that paints. What creature could possibly be busier than the common housefly, what with all of its flying and landing, landing and flying duties? I I knew, for example, that a collection don’t know why our kitchen is playing of kittens is called a litter. But I didn’t host to so many this year; perhaps it is beknow that a group of adult cats is called a cause we have more people — not quite a business, but almost — going in and out of pounce. Anyone who has ever watched a pounce of cats play with a mouse knows the back door. where that name came from. The list of animal group names that A group of apes is a shrewdness. Of I recently stumbled on was compiled by donkeys, a pace, probably from the delibDave Fellows from the Northern Prairie erate way in which they walk. Wildlife Research Center, who said in an A herd of elephants. A gang of elk. A introduction that he did it in response to skulk of foxes. frequent requests. It is broken into five Ferrets, like flies always moving from sections, mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, and has more than a hundred here to there, are similarly called a business when in a group. A collection of entries. They are wonderful, descriptive reminders of the connection between those goats is called a tribe. And I already knew that when gorillas gather, they form a of us with spoken language and the rest of band. the world. A team of horses and a string of ponies.




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Family and friends are making it their mission to keep Gerry ‘Gump’ Brown’s spirit alive

Light The Night Walk fund raiser We’ve made a commitment to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk. Light The Night is LLS’s annual walk and fund raising event — and the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Teams of friends and families of co-workers raise funds for cancer research and provide services in their communities. As you may now, our son, Gerry “Gump” Brown, lost his battle to A.L.L. (a form of leukemia) on April 3, 2007, at the age of 40. Our family and friends are making it their mission to keep his spirit alive! Gerry’s main concern, when he was originally diagnosed in October 2002, was to help others. He was grateful to be given a second chance because a lot of people donated and gave their time for funding and research. “Team Gump” is doing all we can to keep his spirit alive through this campaign. Gerry touched many lives and is greatly missed. Wayne and I will walk again at Light The Night on Saturday evening, Oct. 16, at the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk. The LLS funds lifesaving cancer research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers. Many types of cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants, that have prolonged and enhanced the lives of patients. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells, without harming normal tissue, have already begun to provide drugs and procedures that are improving quantity and quality of life. Bt more research is critically needed. We are again asking for your financial support. Please send your check, made payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to us at the below address. We have some very good news to share with you. Response time is critical and Gerry had a vision to provide better fire service to the residents east of U.S. 13. The Laurel Fire Department has stationed two trucks in Gerry’s farm shed for several years and dedicated volunteers continue to answer calls. We think that Gerry’s ultimate dream is going to come

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true. The hard working volunteers of the Laurel Fire Department are hoping to break ground on a permanent Sycamore Station in the spring of 2011. We know that Gerry is looking down and smiling. Gerry was just one soldier in a very large army. Please help us help others and win this war against such a terrible enemy! Wayne & Maralene Givens

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Who are we to judge others?

I have a couple of questions and remarks about the letter written by Norman Hastings concerning William Hitch of Laurel. Yes, Mr. Hitch made some bad mistakes and I think that he should have to pay more than $50 a month. But, who are we to judge? He stood trial and received his sentence. I can’t understand why Mr. Hastings is making this a personal vendetta against Mr. Hitch. Has Mr. Hastings ever heard of the word, “forgiveness?” I think that everyone of us has sinned in our lifetime, but I know that God has forgiven us. So, Mr. Hastings, as many churches that you have attended in the Laurel area, you must have some forgiveness in your heart. I have always believed in the old saying, “Never kick a man when he’s down.” I think you would be wise to forget about this petition and put everything in the hands of God. Jim Allen


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Can we afford a significant tax increase in today’s economy?

On October 4, 2010 the residents of Laurel School District will once again be called upon to vote on a referendum to replace all schools and athletic facilities in the district. Prior to the last attempt to pass this tax increase there were weekly articles by the school superintendent extolling the virtues of the project, letters of support from high profile citizens in concurrence, and signs in many yards throughout the area. And this time – little or nothing! The change in tactics is interesting, from high profile defeat with a relatively good voter turnout to high hopes of success with a quiet campaign to avoid vocal opposition. Regardless of the means by which this referendum is presented, the core question remains: “can we afford a significant tax increase in today’s tenuous economy?” Granted, the local share for the new proposition is $6.6 million lower than the earlier one, but the tax increase, which tops out at $2.19 per $100 of assessed value, is still an increase of 88% from current rates. We face tough times with cuts in service and personnel at all levels of government (federal, state, county, and local). If these cutbacks do not balance the budgets, then the next logical step will be to increase revenues (fees and taxes) to meet our needs. If and when these increases occur, how will they impact the Laurel district taxpayer if we have already approved a large school tax increase? Last week’s edition of the Laurel Star listed 15 properties posted for sheriff/tax sales. How many more will there be? A recent article in the Laurel Star addressed the problems the town faces with properties abandoned by owners unable to pay mortgages and taxes. Anyone driving outside the town limits where most new residential construction has taken place in the last 10 to 15 years will quickly realize the same problem exists on a much greater scale throughout the district. Last week on a drive west on 24 from the town limits to the Maryland line there were nine homes for sale and several others that have been unoccupied for long periods. What will the number be when those who now just barely make their monthly payments must shoulder the tax increase? Who will buy these homes when they realize that they will be in the school district which has the highest tax rate as well

as the highest capitation tax in the county? What is the attraction to live in the district – certainly not high paying jobs or shopping opportunities (how many families did their back to school shopping in town, or did they go to Seaford or Salisbury)? With these tax rates, how many employers will want to locate here and provide jobs and shopping? The projected tax tables published in the Star delineate a decrease in taxes beginning in 2017 as the bonds are repaid. Next week I will pay my property tax for the 25th time, having purchased property in 1986. At some point during that time, the bonds for the current high school were paid off and yet I never saw my tax rate decrease. Why should I believe it will happen this time? Nowhere in the tax tables do I see any allowance for projected increases due to inflation. Are we to assume that for the next 20 years there will be no inflation and that the teachers in our system will not be granted the pay raises that they earn and deserve? Or, when the time comes to begin the decreases, will the board inform us that due to unforeseen circumstances the taxes are still needed to support our system? You ask for my vote in favor of the referendum. In return I ask these questions: • What is the true and best estimate of my future taxes? • What is the Laurel School Board doing to actively conserve finances? • Why does Laurel have the highest rate of tax expenditures in the state to pay for administrative costs (as recently published in the News Journal)? • In Sussex County, Laurel has the highest tax rate of any district with no outstanding bond issues as well as the highest capitation tax. Why does it cost so much more to educate students in Laurel than elsewhere? Until these questions are answered and I believe that the school district is living up to its responsibility to wisely spend and control the funds with which they are entrusted, I can not in good faith support an increase in taxes. William Goehner



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Complaints are wasted unless they reach the right listeners Legislators need to hear from more than just the lobbyists

I spent nine years as a commanding officer of two Air Force hospitals. In that role, I had the opportunity to respond to complaints that were sent to Senators and Representatives by their constituents. I found out something interesting in preparing those responses. Our elected representatives hear from very few of the people who elect them. For that reason, they have to assume that those that they hear from represent a good sampling of the entire group. Unfortunately, it does not always work that way. There are some outspoken individuals who contact their representatives on a regular basis. There are many lobbyists who are hired to say that they represent many voters. However, the average voter does not stay in contact with his/her elected representatives. As I see the current wave of complaints about our representatives in the press, I can understand where the frustration is coming from. The one thing I would like to recommend is that every voter who senses that kind of frustration has an obligation to personally make that known to his/her elected officials. Complaining to friends and co-workers does not get the message to the right people. Attending meetings of complaints does not get the message to the right people. As voters, we each have both the right and the responsibility to make our opinions known directly to our elected representatives. If we have done so and want to complain to others, then that is appropriate. If we have not taken the time to do so, now is the opportunity to make ourselves heard. Our representatives cannot act in a vacuum. It is not fair to expect them to know what their individual constituents think without hearing from those constituents.



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