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NEWS HEADLINES FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT - Now is the time to get your home ready for the cooler seasons. See special edition inside. PAINTING - The bidding has opened on a Howard Schroeder painting, donated to the Seaford Historical Society for its auction fund raiser. Page 2 DOGS ATTACK - Two people are bitten by dogs , who are finally stopped by police. Page 3 ROAD RAGE - Police are seeking help finding the suspect in a serious road rage incident, one of two this past week. Page 3 LICENSING - The City of Seaford explains its licensing need as opposition to the proposal organizes. Page 4 RETIREE - After a 33-year career in real estate, Herb Dayton is retiring. Page 5 VOLUNTEER - Her term of office as president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Delaware Volunteer Fireman’s Association starts this month. Page 8 BLADES - After three decades of service, this town official opts for retirement. Page 9 MUSEUM PARTY - A few tickets are still available for the lavish party celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Seaford Museum. Page 14 CROSS COUNTRY - The Seaford varsity boys’ cross country team moved to 3-0 with a pair of wins last week. Page 41 OVERTIME - The Woodbridge and Laurel field hockey teams went into overtime in a varsity game last week. Page 42 STARS OF THE WEEK - A Seaford football player and a Seaford field hockey player are this week’s Stars. Page 43



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AN AMERICAN HERO SAYS THANK YOU - LTC. Lee Merritt of Seaford is home from his fifth tour of duty in Iraq. Merritt is shown at a recent ceremony at Harley Davidson of Seaford presenting local businessmen and organizations with an American flag that flew over Suddam Hussan’s Al Faw palace in Baghdad and a certificate of appreciation for supplies, cards and letters that were sent to the 1,500 troops under his command. From left are: Doug Figgs, Seaford Kiwanis Club; James King, manager of Seaford Food Lion; Joe Tune, American Legion Post 6 Executive Committeeman; LTC. Lee Merritt; Robert Mulroy, Commander of VFW Post 4961; Spuck Bennett, owner of Harley Davidson of Seaford; and state Rep. Danny Short of Seaford. Photo by Gene Bleile

Seaford updating comprehensive plan By Lynn R. Parks The city of Seaford Tuesday night held the first of what city manager Dolores Slatcher said will be a series of public hearings on its updated comprehensive plan. The state requires that the updated plan be completed by the end of February. The city’s last comprehensive plan was completed in 2003. The state requires that all municipalities and counties update their plans, which map out land use and growth patterns, every five years. Attending the hearing were several members of HAPPEN, the citizens group that last year successfully fought annexation of five parcels totaling nearly 600 acres near Hearn’s Pond. Erroll Mattox, who lives on Hearn’s Pond Road, read a statement from HAPPEN to the city council, underlying the importance of the comprehensive plan. “What kind of community do we want this to be?” he asked. “What kind of businesses do we want? How will we best attract them? How will we protect our land and our assets? How

will we grow our tax base while keeping expenses under control?” All these questions, he said, are answered in a comprehensive plan. Mattox said that it is important for the city to protect open spaces and the environment. Neighborhoods should be within walking distance of shopping and recreation areas, he said, and the downtown should be revitalized. “We have to allow businesses to flourish without damaging our environment or our residential areas,” he said. Assistant city manager Charles Anderson told the council that the state has added four new topics that the comprehensive plan has to address: The plan has to include information about the city’s “total maximum daily loads” of damaging nutrients that it is putting into the Nanticoke River. It has to address how the city is dealing with the state’s Corridor Capacity Preservation Program, whose goal is to limit traffic on U.S. 13 with the development of a system of access roads. “We are ahead of a lot of other communities on that,” Anderson said. The plan has to address the state’s goal of preserving farmland. Current

agriculture lands around the city have to be identified, Anderson said, so that developers know where they are and where buffers between them and residential areas will be required. The plan also has to address the state’s new Wellhead Protection Program, designed to protect land through which water seeps to recharge public wells. The city has held one public hearing on its program, required by the state to be complete by the first of the year. City manager Dolores Slatcher said Tuesday night that the city is waiting for the county’s plan to be complete to make sure that it and the city’s plan are compatible. Slatcher also said that in writing its comprehensive plan, the city will have to keep in mind the state’s proposal for a plan to allow transferred development rights, through which developers could purchase development rights from farmers and then use those rights to get higher housing densities than typically permitted. The plan would give farmers money to enable them to continue farming, and would allow developers to build more houses. Continued to page 4

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Sharlana Edgell, executive director of the Seaford Museum, stands in front of a Howard Schroeder painting that will be auctioned off to benefit the Seaford Historical Society. Photo by Lynn R. Parks

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The bidding has already opened on a Howard Schroeder painting, donated to the Seaford Historical Society for its upcoming auction fund raiser. The auction, set for Oct. 13 at the Seaford Golf and Country Club, will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Seaford Museum, operated by the historical society. Sharlana Edgell, executive director of the museum, is one of several people who have entered bids on the watercolor painting of a scene along the Morocco coast. “This painting is wonderful,” said Edgell, standing next to the painting, which is on display in the museum. “It is important for an auction to have at least one very special item, and this painting is la crème de la crème.” Schroeder was born in New York City in 1910 and spent most of his adult life in Lewes after serving at Fort Miles there during World War II. He owned the Art Age, an art-supply shop in Rehoboth Beach, from the mid 1940s to the late 1970s and also gave art classes, traveling the peninsula from Smyrna to Salisbury. In 1987, he was the subject of a segment on “Sunday Morning” on CBS. Schroeder, who died in 1995, was well

For your information: The Seaford Historical Society fund raiser auction will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, 5 p.m. at the Seaford Golf and Country Club, Seaford. Among the items up for bid will be a watercolor by Lewes artist Howard Schroeder of a scene along the Morocco coast. For information, call the Seaford Museum, 628-9828. admired for his many paintings of coastal Sussex. His works are included in an exhibit at the Delaware Visitor Center, Dover, on display through the end of the year. Edgell said that the historical society acquired the painting through a society member, who arranged for its donation by “a friend of the Schroeder family.” She declined to give the donor’s name or to estimate the value of the painting. Edgell, a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, did say, however, that she believes the painting will attract some regional attention. She has contacted the Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover as well as the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington to tell them about the auction. “I know this painting’s worth,” Edgell said. “I would love to see a museum buy it.”

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Two injured by pit-bulls running loose in Seaford On Friday, Sept. 21, at approximately 10:25 a.m., Seaford Police officers responded to the 1300 block of Allen Street, Seaford, in reference to two pit-bull dogs attempting to attack a homeowner, who was able to defend himself with a large piece of wood. The two pit bull dogs then responded to another residence in that area and attacked and injured a small dog who was in his yard. The pit bull dogs then went to the Silas Road area where both dogs attacked and injured the arm of a person who was taking out the trash from his place of employment. The dogs then went to the rear of the Nylon Capitol Shopping Center and attacked a women, who was bitten on her arm. As this was occurring a Seaford Police officer attempted to help the women at which time the dogs started to attack the Seaford Police officer, who drew his service weapon and shot one of the dogs. Another Seaford officer was able to shoot the other dog. One of the pit bull dogs that was shot was seriously injured and was transported to a local veterinarian for treatment and it was determined by the veterinarian that it should be euthanized. Both dog bite victims were being treated at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Further investigation revealed that the dogs originated from an Elm Drive residence in Seaford and charges are pending by the Delaware SPCA. The first biting victim was a 47-year-old male from Hurlock, Md. The second victim was a 66year-old female from Seaford.

Police investigate road rage

On Tuesday, Sept. 18, at approximately 8 a.m. troopers from Troop 7 responded to Coastal Hwy. north of Milton to investigate a reported road rage incident involving a black 2006 Chevrolet Equinox and a white SUV. Upon arrival, troopers contacted the owner of the Equinox, a 44-year-old Ocean View woman. During the investigation, troopers learned that the Equinox was traveling northbound in the left lane of Coastal Hwy. in front of a white SUV with an unknown Delaware registration plate. As the vehicles continued north, the operator of the Equinox switched to the right lane. At this time, the operator of the SUV pulled beside the Equinox and gestured the woman with his middle finger. The suspect vehicle then swerved toward the Equinox forcing it off the road. The Equinox veered off the road and overturned onto its roof causing extensive damage to the vehicle. The woman was not injured and the suspect vehicle fled the scene northbound on Coastal Hwy. The suspect in this case is described as a white male possibly in his mid-forties. The suspect vehicle is described as a white SUV with a Delaware registration plate. The SUV also had an “L” decal sticker on the back affixed to the lower right corner. Anyone with information regarding this incident, is urged to call Troop 7 at 644-5020 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Motorists are urged to report acts of road rage by calling 911 or their local police department.

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On Monday, Sept. 17, at approximately 7:53 a.m., troopers from Troop 3 were dispatched to the intersection of Canterbury Rd. and Milford-Harrington Hwy. west of Milford to investigate a reported road rage incident. A witness told troopers that she was driving behind a Cavalier and a Jeep Grand Cherokee on Canterbury Rd., when both vehicles began driving recklessly. The witness stated the Cherokee tried to pass the Cavalier but the Cavalier would speed up to block the Cherokee from passing. When both vehicles stopped at the intersection of Milford-Harrington Hwy, the operator of the Cavalier, Raymond E. Price, Jr. 48, of Milford exited his vehicle and began yelling at the operator of the Cherokee, Raymond P. Zelano, 45, of Houston. Zelano allegedly drove toward Price nearly pinning him between both vehicles and striking the side of the Cavalier. Price and Zelano were not injured. Police charged Raymond E. Price with one count of disorderly conduct and leaving an unattended motor vehicle upon a public roadway. Price was released on $600 unsecured bond. Raymond P. Zelano was charged with second degree reckless endangering and criminal mischief. Zelano was released on $1000 unsecured bond.


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City explains licensing need as opposition organizes By Lynn R. Parks Over Labor Day weekend, volunteers with the Seaford Fire Department were called out to a boarding house where the second-story residents were trapped inside. The only access to their rooms, said Mayor Ed Butler, had been by ladder. And the ladder had disappeared. “The people were stuck on the second floor and could not get down,” said city manager Dolores Slatcher. “They called the city and in the end, we had to call the fire department out to do a residential rescue.” This is the kind of situation that a rental license in the city could eliminate, Slatcher said. “Now, we don’t know that these situations exist until we get a phone call,” she said. “A single-family home is turned into a duplex, a duplex is turned into a boarding house, and we don’t know anything about it. But if the landlord had a rental license, we would be able to go in and inspect and see what’s there.” The Seaford City Council has been considering the implementation of a rental and business license for nearly a year. Assistant manager Charles Anderson, who at the time was the city’s director of operations, presented the licensing plan to the city council in October 2006. At two subsequent public workshops on the proposal, landlords and business owners have packed into city hall to object to what one owner of rental property called “heavyhanded intrusion” and a violation of the U.S. Constitution. Business owners and rental property

Seaford Council By Lynn R. Park Stop sign will be added After receiving a complaint from a resident about speeding on Harrington Street, the city of Seaford will put a stop sign at the intersection of Harrington and Hall streets. Sue Wile, 124 S. Hall St., wrote in a Sept. 7 letter to the city that morning traffic on Harrington was a danger to the several children who wait for school buses along the street. “Many people are speeding north on Harrington Street,” she wrote. “There is no stop sign on South Hall Street that could slow them down.” After the city received the letter, assistant city manager Charles Anderson, Lt. Pete Bohn with the Seaford Police Department and Bearley Mears, public works superintendent, visited Harrington Street to watch the traffic. In a memorandum to the city council, Anderson recommended that the city install the stop sign. Anderson also recommended the installation of two signs to remind motorists that the speed limit is 25 miles per hour. He suggested that one speed limit sign be placed west of the Harrington/Hall intersection and the other east of the intersection. The city council approved Anderson’s recommendations by unanimous vote. Seaford honors Dolores Slatcher City manager Dolores Slatcher was honored Tuesday night by the city council, for her 30 years with the city. Slatcher started working in city hall on Sept. 28, 1977.

owners who are against the licensing proposal are planning a telephone campaign to convince the five members of the council to vote against it. A vote on the proposal is expected to come up at the next city council meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 9. But Slatcher and Anderson believe that requiring business and rental licenses would make the town a better place for its business owners and residents. To the many people who asked during the workshops what they would get in return for paying the new fee, Slatcher and Anderson would answer, a better business climate and nicer neighborhoods. “We sometimes get light industrial businesses that set up in commercial zones,” Slatcher said. “If the city knew about the business ahead of time and could tell them about the proper zone, we could avoid that situation. I would think that business owners, if somebody is in the wrong zone, would be happy to eliminate that problem.” As things are now, Slatcher said, the city only learns about improper activities in a particular zone when someone complains to city hall. “And we really can’t do anything about it unless there is a significant code violation,” she added. “We don’t have the right to go into businesses unless we are invited in.” The same provision against city workers entering without invitation applies to rental properties. “Often, a tenant is afraid to invite us in,” Slatcher said. “They will not invite us in until conditions are so deplorable that they need us to come in to do a correction.” Members of the city council presented her with flowers and with a pen holder shaped like a golf bag. Slatcher is an avid golfer. “We appreciate everything that you do,” Councilwoman Grace Peterson told Slatcher. Slatcher thanked the council for “putting up with me for 30 years.” Seaford could get sports bar Tyrone Stanley, an owner of Supreme Sports Bar, has requested that the city verify the zoning for the former Vernon Powell shoe store in the Nylon Capital Shopping Center, part of the permitting process through the state. According to a sketch submitted to the city, the sports bar would include a stage, a dance floor and several pool tables. The building is zoned C-2, for highway commercial development.

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Neighborhoods would benefit from a rental license because rental properties would be better managed, Slatcher said. “This is just another tool that the city could use” to ensure that properties are up to code, she said. Landlords could also benefit from the rental license, Anderson added. In a dispute with a tenant over the condition of an apartment, the city would be able to provide proof that at the time of its inspection, the apartment was in good shape. To a charge made at last week’s workshop that the licensing program, which the city anticipates will need one and a half employees, will only grow into a bureaucracy requiring a half dozen or so employees, Slatcher countered that the history of city hall does not support that. The city employs 86 people, she said, up from 72 in 1977, when she started work there. Most of that growth, she said, has been in the police department and the wastewater treatment plant. “The growth is not really in the utilities department or in administration,” she said. “Our people are better trained and are taking continuing education courses, and are doing a lot more work than we were able to do two decades ago.” Slatcher said that she is not surprised by the opposition to the licensing proposal. This is the third time during her employment with the city that the council has asked city workers to draw up a licensing plan; in the previous two times, the council decided not to pursue the plans. “It’s another fee, another thing that people see as being taken away from them,

and it isn’t easy,” she said. “But the reason government even exists is to ensure health, safety and welfare for its citizens. If we didn’t need to do those things, we wouldn’t be here at all.”

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The housing would have to go up in designated growth zones, areas near city centers. “The state wants more density in growth zones, and they want to keep farmland farmland,” Slatcher said. A bill to allow transferred development rights is pending in the state legislature, she added. The bill has the backing of the state Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse, she added. Gabriel Zepecki, who also lives on Hearn’s Pond Road, asked what role members of the public can play in development of the comprehensive plan. Slatcher said that the city welcomes comments from the public regarding the plan. “Does that mean that everything the public says will be included in the plan? No,” Slatcher continued. “But hopefully, your comments will open the minds and eyes of the people who will be working on the plan.” Councilman Rhea Shannon, who was acting as mayor in the absence of Mayor Ed Butler, told Zepecki that he hopes she has confidence in the council. He and Councilman Mike Vincent are lifelong residents, he said, and “we have the same concerns about Seaford as you do.”

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After various careers, Dayton will give retirement a try next By Lynn R. Parks After a 33-year career in real estate, which included handling what he believes was the first $1 million-plus sale of property in western Sussex County, Herb Dayton is retiring. His tenure as an agent with Callaway, Farnell and Moore Real Estate, Seaford, will end Sept. 30. “I think that I have run the course,” said Dayton, 73, Seaford. That course has included more than real estate. Dayton, who was born in Laurel in 1934, started his working life as a barber in the Laurel shop owned by Raymond O’Neal. He has been in the oil business and has owned a package store and Dayton tavern. He also served a stint on the Laurel Town Council, one term as mayor. But real estate was where his heart was. “The longer I stayed in real estate, the bigger it got,” he said. “I always enjoyed working with the people and I have put a lot of time into it.” In 1992, Dayton opened his own real estate office, Buyers Realty. His was the only area office that represented buyers of real estate as opposed to sellers. In 1994, he became the first buyer broker to serve on the Delaware Real Estate Commission. He was appointed to his seat by then Gov. Tom Carper and served seven years on the commission, the final one as chairman. Dayton graduated from Laurel High School in 1952. He went to work in O’Neal’s barbershop, where he stayed for 15 years. In 1963, he was elected to the Laurel Town Council. He served as councilman for eight years, then was elected mayor, a seat he held from 1971 to 1973. During that time, he oversaw the installation of Laurel’s three-pond wastewater treatment plant, a plant that is just now being replaced. Also during that time, Dayton started D&W Fuel Oil, which he operated for 10 years. His next business venture was Ray’s Tavern, a Greenwood taproom and package store that he owned and operated for

10 years. For about 20 years, in the late 1950s, the1960s and early 1970s, Dayton was a professional drummer, playing for several Eastern Shore, Md., dance bands. “They played Big Band music,” his wife, Doris, said. “It was a lot of fun. I went to hear the bands every chance that I got.” Dayton started selling real estate in 1974, when he was still owner of D&W Fuel Oil. As a new agent, he worked for Cooper Real Estate, Seaford. He then went to work for Callaway, Farnell and Moore. He returned to Callaway, Farnell and Moore in 1995 after closing Buyers Realty. The $1 million sale came in 1988, when Dayton oversaw the sale of the U.S. 13 flea market that furniture store owner Johnny Janosik had started. The flea market brought $1.8 million and the deal took Dayton, who was working for Cooper Realty, about a year to close. “It was all very exciting to me,” he said. “Nothing in the area had ever sold for that much.” “He worked very hard at it,” added Doris. “After it was all finished, we took a little trip to the Bahamas. But we weren’t gone very long, because Herb had business to take care of.” Dayton said that that willingness to work hard – “I’m not very lazy,” he said – was what enabled him to be successful in real estate. “Real estate provides real opportunity for the regular person on the street,” he said. “You don’t have to have a college education to sell real estate.” Dayton said that he wants to travel in his retirement. He and his wife have visited Europe four times, with trips to Greece, France, Italy and Germany. He expects that their trips in the future will not take them so far from home. The Daytons have three children, all graduates of Laurel High School. Their son, Brian, lives in Seaford and owns a chain of car washes, Wash and Vac. Their older daughter, Pam Smawley, Ellendale, is a mail carrier in Laurel. And their younger daughter, Julie, is the head of the athletic department at a private girls’ high school in Richmond, Va. Julie, who played field hockey for Laurel High, has coached field hockey and lacrosse at the University of Virginia and at Dartmouth and is a member of the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame. The Daytons also have four grandchildren, two of whom are deceased.

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HOME TEAM CELEBRATES NEW LOCATION - A ribbon cutting and grand opening was held at Home Team Realty on Friday, Sept. 21. Their new office is located at 959 Norman Eskridge Highway, Seaford. Joining in the ribbon cutting from left are: Rob Harman, broker-co-owner; Sean Steward, realtor; Frank Parks, broker-co-owner; Mike Procino, realtor; City Councilwoman Grace Peterson; Bobby Nibblett, realtor; Dave Todd, realtor; CarolBeth Broomfield, chair of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee; Troy Wheatley, Chamber Ambassador; Seaford Mayor Ed Butler; Gerald Street, esq.; John Ellis, esq.; Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Paula Gunson. Photo by Daniel Richardson

Goodwill is provider of the year The Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities has named Goodwill Industries of Delaware and Delaware County, Inc. the Service Provider of the Year for New Castle County. This annual awards program is held to honor employees with disabilities in the State of Delaware who are exceptional role models for their peers; employers who have shown dedication and commitment to the practice of recruiting, hiring and training individuals with disabilities; and public, private or volunteer agencies or community service providers whose services have improved the quality of life for individuals with disabilities in the area of academics or skills training, employment, housing, medical, independent living or other services. Goodwill Industries of Delaware and

Delaware County has been providing job training and placement services for people in the community with barriers to employment for over 86 years. Training centers in Wilmington, Dover and the soon-to-be-open Bridgeville location offer a variety of training, workforce development and career placement programs based on the needs of the county they serve. All graduates of Goodwill’s programs become “Members for Life.” As a member, a graduate may contact Goodwill at any time for additional training or job placement services. Goodwill Industries of Delaware and Delaware County, Inc. will be formally recognized during an Awards Luncheon Ceremony at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington on Oct. 23, at Noon.



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Meet Your Fire Service Volunteers Debbie Marvel to become president of State Ladies Auxiliary The Seaford and Laurel Star newspapers continue their series of articles highlighting the men and women who serve as volunteers in the local fire departments. These volunteers work tirelessly providing protection and responding in time of need. We hope the series helps to show our respect for their efforts as we increase community awareness of their sacrifices.

By Donna Dukes-Huston Debbie Marvel begins her term of office this month as president of the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Delaware Volunteer Fireman’s Association. She has spent the past thirty-one years in various roles as a member of the Seaford auxiliary. Debbie’s grandfather, father and brother had always been involved with the fire department as well as her husband, Ric, but it was her mother-in-law who encouraged her to join the Ladies’ Auxiliary. “Ric’s mom asked me to help with some of the big dinners before I joined and I really got to know people that way,” Marvel said. “I decided to join shortly after we got married.” The primary role of the ladies’ auxiliary is to support the firefighters in any way they can. Most of the time, this involves food. “If they have a big alarm, we’re often called in to feed our department as well as city crews and anyone on stand-by,” Marvel said. They not only serve the firefighters but the community in times of need as well. Marvel remembers that the fire house was used as a public shelter during the blizzard of 1979. “We were up here for days,” Marvel said. The ladies served food around the clock and provided other emergency supplies including diapers and milk for babies. The ladies also serve at banquets, weddings, and special celebrations held at the fire hall. These functions are the auxiliary’s primary moneymaker, Marvel said. Marvel remembers one celebration in particular. It was 1981 and 52 American

hostages who had been held for 444 days in Tehran were released. Among the hostages was Seaford native Greg Persinger. A special celebration was held for him at the fire hall when he returned home. Today the fire hall can hold up to 450 people for an event. This is a much larger capacity than most neighboring facilities, according to Marvel. As part of an overall capital improvement plan, renovations have been made recently to improve the fire hall and bring it more up-to-date. These include re-wiring which brings the hall up to code and re-tiling the floors. The kitchen also has new floors and several new appliances. A passenger elevator has been installed to allow safe transportation from the old City Hall entrance into the lobby of the fire hall. Marvel is proud of these improvements and of the time that she has spent with the Seaford auxiliary. Over the past thirty-one years, she has been chairman of most every committee, treasurer, and president from 1983-1985. Now she embarks upon the role of president for the state organization. In order to become state president, Marvel was first endorsed by her local auxiliary and then by the county. “It’s a process,” Marvel said. “You start as Second Vice-President, then move into First Vice-President, and then become President. It rotates by county each year.” Marvel’s term of office is one year. One of the primary projects that the state auxiliary will be sponsoring this year involves pet oxygen masks. “We want to equip all the fire departments with different sizes of masks for different sizes of pets,” Marvel said. While this new role will keep her busy, Marvel will remain dedicated to the Seaford auxiliary and encourages others to join. Over half of the current members have lifetime status, Marvel said, which means that they have been members for over 25 years. Marvel said that membership is open to

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MORNING STAR • SEPT. 27 - OCT. 3, 2007


Blades’ town administrator retires after 20 years By Lynn R. Parks When Julie Chelton started working for the town of Blades in 1977, some of the homes in the small community south of Seaford still had outhouses. As secretary to Carol Crouse, who was director of the federal HUD program in town, Chelton helped to convince wary homeowners that a federal program to assist them in getting sewer service was worth supporting. “A lot of the older people in town didn’t want anything to do with what they called ‘the feds,’” Chelton, Seaford, said. “We really had to talk with them.” Her ability to relate with people served her well then. And it served her well when she went on to be Blades’ town administrator. “I’m not a politician,” Chelton said. “But I am a people person. When you talk with people, you just have to reach out to them. You have to be sincere.” Chelton, 62, retired as town administrator the end of August after nearly 30 years with the town. At the time of her retirement, her duties included serving as secretary and treasurer for the town, writing requests for grants and managing the town’s elections. “We certainly miss her, very much so,” said Mayor David Ruff. “She was very personable with all the townspeople, and always very helpful. We were sad to see her retire.” Chelton said that she retired so that she and her husband, Ernest, who has been retired for two years, can travel. Their daughter, Melissa Parker, lives in New Bern, N.C., and they want to be able to visit her and her son, Jason, 8, more often. The Cheltons also have a son, William, in Seaford. “I am redoing a couple of

rooms in the house, getting ready for a yard sale and tending to my flowerbeds,” Chelton said. “I wonder how I did all this before, when I was working.” During the seven years that Chelton worked for the HUD program, she and Crouse got funding to tear down dilapidated houses in Blades. They also got grants for the town’s water and wastewater system, designed a town zoning map, helped low-income people get money to rehabilitate their homes and helped the town put in the Seventh Street playground on what was a state dumping site. “It was just a mess there, and we were able to change it into a wonderful playground,” said Chelton. “We all felt good about what we were able to do.” In 1984, when funding for the HUD office disappeared, Chelton went to work for Seaford Storage and Moving. But three years later, she was back in Blades, replacing Laurie Thomas as town clerk. She was named town administrator about five years ago. As town clerk and then as town administrator, Chelton attended all town meetings, always taking minutes. She also managed the town’s finances, requesting grants when needed and reporting back on how grant money was spent. “For a long time, Julie was the only person in the office,” Ruff said. “She was instrumental in the workings of the town.” “I think I did a pretty good job of helping the council,” Chelton said. Chelton is also proud of the town’s World War II project, funded by the federal government and held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. The project, which went over three years, featured three events: a display, set up in

town hall, of WWII memorabilia collected from area veterans, another display, also set up in town hall, of posters and pictures of scenes of the war, and the erection of a World War II monument in the Seventh Street park. “I don’t know of any other town around here that did anything like that,” Chelton said. “It was a lot of work, but I enjoyed it.” During Chelton’s tenure with

the town, Blades started an annual children’s Christmas party as well as an annual Veteran’s Day ceremony, at the World War II monument. It also saw a large amount of growth, with annexations along Concord Road and on the east side of U.S. 13 and with the construction of the Little Meadows community. “We have a lot more people in town, and they are getting in-

volved in the town,” Chelton said. “That adds to the town.” While she is busy, Chelton said that she misses her job and the people she worked with. She intends to remain involved with Blades and has agreed to serve on the town’s election board. “Julie has a lot of knowledge about the town,” Ruff said. “Even now, whenever we have a question, we call her for the answer.”

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Education Delmar High is Jefferson Awards Leadership School Delmar High School has been selected as an official Jefferson Awards Leadership School. The school is one of the 20 founding leadership high schools from Delaware and one of only 80 high schools in the United States to be selected to receive this honor. In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Sen. Robert Taft Jr. and Sam Beard started the Jefferson Awards to create a prize for public service in America. The mission of the Jefferson Awards is to honor Americans who have performed outstanding public service and inspired others to follow their example. Over the past 34 years many extraordiDisplaying their Big E awards are members from the Sussex Tech FFA team, from left, senior Heather Baker, Laurel; senior Cassandra Richards, Lewes; coach Nancy Goggins; 2007 graduate Mason Newark, Harrington, who was also second individually; and senior Eddie Meade, Frankford, who also placed ninth in the individual standings.

Sussex Tech FFA attends expo The Sussex Technical High School Future Farmers of America team represented Delaware at the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) in Springfield, Mass., on Sept. 14 and 15. The team brought home the third-place medal in the Environmental and Natural Resources competition. Also, two team members placed in the top 10 of the individual standings. Combining 20 states from the eastern region, more than 900 FFA students compete in two days of competition at The Big E. Sussex Tech students on the winning environmental team are: seniors Heather Baker, Laurel; Cassandra Richards, Lewes; Eddie Meade, Frankford; and 2007 graduate Mason Newark, Harrington. In the individual standings, Newark placed second and Meade was ninth. Newark

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Sussex Tech ROTC students raise money for senior services For the fourth year, the Sussex Technical High School JROTC Raven Battalion participated in the annual CHEER Power Walk in Rehoboth Beach. Although the annual Beach Day activities were planned for Sept. 21, because of a scheduling conflict, almost 70 cadets had to do their 2.8-mile walk during an inservice day on Sept. 14. For the third year in a row, the Raven Battalion brought home awards for most donations received by a group and most walkers in a group, as well as first- and second-place in most individual donations, won by Richard Atkins of Georgetown and Brent Petett of Laurel. As a group, the cadets collected $7,400 for CHEER. JROTC cadets participating in the 2007 CHEER Beach Day Power Walk were: Sarah Czukiewski, Harbeson; Robert Donophan, Laurel; Mark Mallamo, Milford; Joseph Riale, Harbeson; Paul Sisson, Georgetown; Brandon Wilkins, Laurel; Keith Beebe, Milton; Samuel Bramble, Georgetown; Hunter Clayton, Georgetown; Brian Cranmer, Harbeson; Ian Day, Lewes; Dylan Glos, Georgetown; Justin Hopkins, Milton; Jake Jones, Milford; Brent Petett, Laurel; Benjamin Price, Rehoboth; Naomi Riale,Harbeson; Lori Simmons, Rehoboth; Robert Storms, Georgetown; Brooke Bonneville, Georgetown; Trevor Zirn, Millsboro; David Czukiewski, Harbeson; Jared Durham, Dagsboro; Paul Romer,Seaford; Justin Stearn, Laurel;

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Rep. Dan Short will chair a panel of public officials offering an opportunity for dialogue about housing challenges and solutions at an Affordable Housing Forum sponsored by the Sussex Housing Group, a Committee of the Delaware Housing Coalition, on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church located at 203 N. Bedford St. Rep. Short, of Seaford, is chair of the Delaware House of Representatives’ Committee on Housing and Community Development.

Other panelists include Rep. Joe Booth of Georgetown and Senator Robert Venables of Laurel. Venables chairs the Joint Committee on Capital Improvement (Bond Bill Committee). Booth serves on the Joint Finance Committee. Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees will be invited to speak of their own housing needs and to offer recommended solutions. For more information, contact Gina Miserendino at or 888-3357828.

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on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Seaford District Library. Come and enjoy the history, nature and culture of a dance form and performing art that is vastly misunderstood. • The Seaford District Library is currently looking for people who are interested in representing a foreign country for our Annual International Festival held on Monday, Oct. 22 from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, call Amber Motta at 629-2524. • Come explore the world and learn about the traditions of other cultures from around the world. The Seaford District Library hosts its 7th “Annual International Festival” on Monday, Oct. 22 This program is a wonderful way for our community to enjoy the music, food, and history of other countries. • The Seaford District Library, and all libraries in Sussex county, will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 25 for Staff Development Day. We will reopen Friday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. • Are you a poet or a person who enjoys poetry? We are interested in starting a monthly “Poets” night. If this is something that you would like to be a part of, contact Amber Motta at 629-2524 for more information.


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Sen. Tom Carper delivered to the Rev. Diane Lofland of the New Coverdale Outreach Mission the keys to a box truck, which will be used to transport donated food, clothing and household items to needy families. A USDA Rural Development grant of $24,750 helped pay for the $33,000 truck. On hand were Lisa Fitzgerald, right, and Marlene Elliott of USDA Rural Development, Sussex County Councilman Finley Jones and Charles Lofland, Rev. Lofland’s husband.

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Sen. Tom Carper made a special delivery on Sept. 17, east of Seaford when he presented the keys to a 15-ft. box truck purchased with the help of a USDA Rural Development grant to the New Coverdale Outreach Mission, a non-profit, community faith-based organization whose mission is to feed the hungry. USDA provided $24,750 of the $33,000 purchase price. The agency is allowed to provide funds to faith-based organizations when the money will be used to help folks in need, explained Marlene Elliott, state director of USDA Rural Development. The mission provides donated food to some 150 families on the second Friday of each month. Noting the Bible reference, Matthew 25:35, on the shirts of mission supporters, Carper quoted: “For I was hungry and you gave me food...” To the executive director, the Rev. Diane Lofland, he said, “You have provided an opportunity for us — Congress, the President, and Rural Development — to help. What a wonderful opportunity to be surrounded by those who live their lives doing for others.” Accepting the keys of the Ford 350, Lofland said, “We do need this truck. We’ve been taking the seats out of our minivan (to pick up and make deliveries in multiple trips), but when my husband is not home, it’s difficult. I can drive this truck!

“USDA Rural Development has been with me for four years, guiding me through the application process. I thank USDA for the truck. We really needed it. I can now pick up donated food, furniture, clothing and Christmas toys without the worry of how to transport it.” She added, “We are thankful for a faith-based program for underprivileged families out here who are looking for a helping hand, not a hand out! Once we supply their basic needs, then we can educate them.” The Loflands donated their house a few blocks away to the community for activities of the mission, which was founded in Dec. 1999. “But we needed space badly,” she said. There was no room for freezers for food and the GED classes and adult reading programs were “jammed tight, but we made do with what we had.” A new building under construction will house classrooms for adult education programs, a resource center to help unemployed citizens with job referrals and seniors with medical help. There will be recreational space as well as a kitchen, bathrooms and a new office. Much of the funding for the building has come from The Longwood Foundation and The Welfare Foundation, but Lofland said they need $20,000 before Christmas to keep construction going. For more information about the New Coverdale Outreach Mission, contact Lofland at 22215 Coverdale Rd., Seaford, 629-3036.


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Historical society to celebrate 10th aniversary of Seaford Museum A few tickets are still available for the lavish party celebrating the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Seaford Museum. The party, to be held at the Seaford Golf and Country Club on Locust Avenue, will have a silent auction and a live auction, moderated by Rob Harman. More than 60 valuables will be auctioned off. The latest acquisition is a water color painting of an exotic scene in Morocco, painted by world renowned artist Howard Schroeder. The painting measures approximately 36" by 40", and is valued at $3,500. Pre-auction bids are being accepted at the museum at 203 High St. during open hours (1 to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday), or by appointment (628-9828), or from co-chairman Anne Nesbitt (628-7788). The painting is on display in the Museum at 203 High St. (in the old Post Office building) and can be viewed without charge. Bidders are asked to sign a poster near the easel which holds the painting, and list their bid. Copies of Schroeder's paintings sell for $700 each.Other items for auction include a boat trip on the Nanticoke River, a one-week stay at a condo accommodating six people in either Williamsburg or Myrtle Beach, two tickets for a box seat at the 40-yard line of a University of Delaware football game, a round of golf, a handmade and machine quilted quilt valued at $400, an exquisite hand-knit

christening gown valued at $100, and an antique jet-bead bracelet, among other things. Tickets at $20 apiece must be paid for by Monday, Oct. 1, to Anne Nesbitt (628-7788) or the Seaford Museum, at 203 High St., during open hours (1 to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday) or by appointment. Tickets can be picked up at the club the night of the party. The program for the evening will include hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar at 5 p.m. and a buffet dinner featuring roast beef carved to order. Bids on the silent auction can be made during the cocktail hour. Guests will be entertained during dinner by popular pianist Mary Ann Torkelson. A few people who have played leading roles in the development of the state-of-the-art museum will be recognized. After the live auction the results of the silent auction will be announced. The museum traces the development of the history of the Seaford area from the beginning to today, starting with the Nanticoke Indians. The lobby is decorated with furniture given to the museum by the DuPont nylon plant. The Webb room features changing displays. At present there is a collection of Seaford telephone books through the years, a project of the Acorn Club. Most of the books have covers with pictures of Seaford scenes painted by the late Mildred Fager.

Kiwanis Club 53th Annual Auction Oct. 6 The Kiwanis Club of Seaford is holding its 53th Annual Auction on Oct. 6, at the Seaford Middle School. Auction preview at 9 a.m., bidding begins at 9:30 a.m. The auction is open to the public. Yes, admission is free. We will have refreshments for sale and the Kiwanis Club will have a cash door prize. If you have something that you would like to donate to the auction, call one of your friends who is a member of the Kiwanis Club. If you are not sure who to call, call me, Norman Poole at 629-9322. We will make arrangements to pick up your donation. Your donation can be items to be auctioned off or financial donations. We will gladly accept either. We will feature items such as toys, furniture, lawn care products and/or services, gift certificates and hundreds of articles for sale to the highest bidder. If you have never attended one of our auctions, you are missing a special treat. We’ll have something for everyone, young or young at heart. Don’t forget all of the proceeds raised from this event will be used in the Seaford Community through our donations to The Boys and Girls Club, Little League baseball and football programs, scholarships or programs for the handicapped. Hope to see you on Oct. 6, at the Seaford Middle School. Thanks in advance for your continued support. Your help is making a difference.

Other exhibits include old photographs of Seaford, old costumes, and a collection of "jewelry caskets," among other things of interest. The museum was founded by Dave Webb and Earl Tull, both of whom are still actively involved, Dave as director of the museum, and Earl as director of the Ross mansion at 1101 Ross Station Road (formerly North Pine Street Extension). The doors of the museum opened with a lot of help from a lot of people on Oct. 12, 1997. The mansion and its outbuildings are open to the public Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. of particular interest is the original log slave cabin in its original location. It is furnished with castoffs from the mansion, and houses several of the governor's 14 slaves in a four-room house. Tickets for admission to the mansion or museum are $3, or $5 for a combination ticket for both places. (They can be visited on separate days.) Both the mansion and the museum admit members free, except for fund raisers. An individual membership is $15, and a family membership is $25. (Both admissions will probably be increased in the near future.) Any new member who joins now will be a member until January 2008. Co-chairmen of the celebration are founding member Anne Nesbitt and Seaford Historical Society executive director Sharlana Edgell.

Bridgeville plans Clean-Up Day

Bridgeville will hold a Neighborhood Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Sept. 29. All items must be curbside by 6 a.m., as M-T Trash will only go down each street once. Allowable items for pick-up include: furniture, household trash, stoves, and limbs bundled in 4-ft. lengths. Items that will NOT be picked up include tires, batteries, oil, construction materials, dirt, rocks, bricks, etc. Large tree limbs can be delivered to the town's wastewater treatment plant. Residents will be directed to an area for placement of limbs. A scrap metal container will be placed at the town hall parking lot for the disposal of such items as aluminum siding, window frames, barbecue grills, tire rims, bicycles and stainless steel. Residents are asked not to place any other types of trash in this container. Questions may be directed to Town Manager Bonnie Walls at 337-7135.

Yacht Club Fishing Derby

Young anglers will have the chance to show off their talent as part of a special fishing competition being sponsored by the Nanticoke River Yacht Club. The Yacht Club is joining forces with Seaford Penco, Nanticoke Automotive and other local businesses to bring the annual “NRYC Fishing Derby” to Seaford’s Riverwalk. The Fishing Derby is open to youth ages five through 16. Anglers are asked to bring a fishing pole and a parent or guardian. The bait and fish are being furnished at no charge. In addition to a day of fishing, the youth and their parents/guardians will also be treated to refreshments and a special end of the Derby picnic. An awards ceremony will be held and all Derby contestants will be awarded prizes.The NRYC Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, with sign ups from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The fishing will take place between 10 and noon, followed by the picnic lunch and awards ceremony at the Nanticoke River Yacht Club in the Blades Marina. In the event of inclement weather a rain date of Saturday, Oct. 6 has been scheduled. For more information call Bernie Warshow at 629-4204.

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The tale of a bug, and the woman who vanquished it A friend recently told me that his daughter, who is a sophomore YNN ARKS at the University of Delaware, was happy in the dorm room into which My daughter picked up she moved at the start of this semester. There was, however, one the smashed shoe, but the problem, he said: She had had a tenacious bug was still run-in with a cockroach. “The upside, perhaps, is that it alive. “It was wiggling,” gave her an opportunity to befriend she said. “I had to beat it some of the guys downstairs,” he added. with the shoe.” His story reminded me of my daughter’s encounter several years time the 12th girl picked up the shoe unago at the same university with the same der which it was hiding and, seeing its species of bug, and of the account of that hideousness, screamed. encounter that I wrote for this column In the safety of the hallway my daughspace. Both my daughter and her roomter finally regained her typical composure. mate have graduated, the bug, as you will Something had to be done, she realized, so see, met an untimely end. But the story, I she marched into the room and bravely hope, still amuses: dropped her bowling ball — yes, she has a bowling ball, actually two, at college; that My daughter is not one to scream at explanation is for another time — on the bugs. Rather, she is one to delight in torshoe under which the cockroach was hidmenting the bug screamer with a particuing. larly nasty specimen she has found. She’s lucky that the 12-pound bowling So she scoffed when her college roomball didn’t go through the floor and into mate ran from their dormitory room the room below. “Student killed in freak screaming about a cockroach. But that bowling accident,” the headline would scoffing, when the shoe under which the have read. insect was hiding was picked up, was My daughter picked up the smashed proved to be premature. shoe, but the tenacious bug was still alive. It started one evening last week. My “It was wiggling,” she said. “I had to beat daughter was seated at her desk (dare I it with the shoe.” say studying?) when her roommate Finally, the cockroach was vanquished. screamed. “It was a blood-curdling My daughter sounded the all-clear and the scream,” my daughter told me later. “The other girls returned to their rooms. kind that you would do if somebody was “I might dream about cockroaches coming toward you with an ax.” tonight,” her roommate told my daughter. My daughter whirled around, fully ex“If I do, I’m going to come get in bed pecting to see that character with the ax. with you.” Instead, she saw only the back of her That was fine, my daughter replied. roommate, who was running from the “But, will you be able to walk across the room. bare floor? In the dark? In your bare “It’s a cockroach!” her roommate feet?” yelled over her shoulder. “Kill it!” That — the tormentor and not the This was where the scoffing came in. screamer — is the daughter I know and Secure in her immunity to bug squeamishlove. Of course, once the image of stepness, my daughter sauntered over to the ping on a large cockroach was planted, her pile of shoes under which the bug was roommate was effectively banned from the hiding and picked up a shoe. floor. She stayed in her bed that night, “Mom, that cockroach was 2 and 1/2 even when going to the bathroom would inches long,” she said. “It was huge, and have made her more comfortable. really gross.” Cockroaches are typically not solitary She dropped the shoe and ran from the creatures. “Likely to thrive in large numroom. Screaming. bers of their kind,” says my trusty “FieldAll the to-do brought fellow students into the hall, ready to defend whoever was book of Natural History.” “I think that ‘large numbers’ means in being attacked by that ax-wielding madthe millions,” I told my daughter. “Bilman. One by one they were told about the lions even.” cockroach, one by one they ventured into “I know, I know,” she replied. “You the room to kill it. didn’t have to remind me of that.” One by one they ran out, screaming. I Tormenting, even just a little, is so can only imagine the complex the poor much more fun than being tormented. cockroach must have developed by the



Daisy Construction to pave intersections The Department of Transportation announces that Daisy Construction Company has been awarded a contract to make improvements at several intersections on U.S. 13 in Laurel. The New Castle-based firm submitted the lowest of six bids, just over $3.26 million. The project consists of patching and repaving the following intersections:

U.S. 13 and Trussum Pond Road U.S. 13 and Sycamore Road U.S. 13 and Delaware 24 U.S. 13 and U.S. 9 Alternate U.S. 13 and Woodland Ferry Road Construction is set to begin in early October, and will be completed in approximately 208 days.

Cailee and Shannon Layton

Sisters to be on Broadway A picture of Cailee and Shannon Layton of Seaford will appear on Broadway Sunday, Sept. 30, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s video production to demonstrate that people with Down syndrome can be included in community activities, education and employment. The photo of Cailee, who has Down syndrome, and her sister was selected from over 2,500 entries in the NDSS nationwide call for photos. Approximately 215 photographs will appear in a video production to be shown on the Newscorp Astrovision by Panasonic, in the heart of Times Square. Panasonic has donated 40

minutes of time on the Astrovision in honor of October, National Down Syndrome Awareness month. The video production, coordinated by NDSS, illustrates children, teens and adults with Down syndrome working, playing and learning with friends and family. The Times Square video production kicks off National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, which includes the 2007 Buddy Walk. This year, walks will be held in more than 275 cities across the country, as well as internationally.

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MORNING STAR • SEPT. 27 - OCT. 3, 2007

People Willises celebrate 50th anniversary

DuBosq, Harrison to be wed Saturday Erin DuBosq of Bridgeville announces the engagement of her daughter, Valerie DuBosq, to James Harrison, son of Sandra Greene and Joe and Fran Harrison of Millsboro. The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late John DuBosq. She graduated from Wilmington College with a master’s degree in nursing. She is employed as a nursing instructor at Delaware Tech. Her fiancé is attending Delaware Tech in the paramedic program. He is employed by the city of Wilmington EMS as an EMT. A Sept. 29 wedding is planned.

Robert and Patricia Willis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with more than 50 family members and friends Aug. 25 at Trinity House Apartments, Towson, Md. Mr. Willis’ sister and brother-in-law, Florence and Edwin James, traveled from Bridgeville to attend the event. His brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Beatrice Willis, traveled from Newark and their daughter, Linda Simeone, and her husband, Steve, traveled from Wilmington for the event. Mr. Willis’ brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Sue Mecaslin of Monkton, Md., and her cousin, Donald Baker and his wife, Francene, of Arbutus, Md., also were in attendance. Valerie DuBosq and James Harrison

Hollis family welcomes baby boy, Wyatt Miles

Myers, Lewis plan to wed in December

Jenni Myers and Clint Lewis

Jenni Myers and Clint Lewis of Seaford have announced their engagement. Ms. Myers is the daughter of Linda Hoffman and Charles Myers of Federalsburg, Md. She is a 2001 graduate of Colonel Richardson High School and is employed at Trinity Transport in Seaford. Mr. Lewis is the son of Clinton Lewis of Greenwood and the late Nancy Mederios-Harding. He is a 2002 graduate of Delmar Senior High School and is employed at Carter Electric in Pittsville, Md. A December wedding is planned.

Mr. Willis’ daughter, Peggy King, along with her husband, Dennis, and their son, Tommy, all of Towson, arranged the festivities. Many longtime members of Central Presbyterian Church in Towson joined the Willis family in their celebration. Many friends and residents of Trinity House also joined the gathering. Mr. and Mrs. Willis have been members of Central Presbyterian Church since they were married. They are also members of Tykota Senior Center and reside at Trinity House Apartments. Mr. Willis is a graduate of Seaford High School, class of 1947.

Wyatt Miles Hollis

Ryan and Marci Hollis announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Miles Hollis, on Sept. 13, 2007, at 10:01 a.m. at Peninsula Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 4.3 ounces and was 20 and 1/4 inches long. His maternal grandparents are Fred and Brenda Jester, Seaford. His paternal grandparents are Larry and Donna Hollis, Seaford. His great-grandparents are Robert and Carolyn Horsey of Laurel; Helen Jester from Laurel; Betty Hollis from Bridgeville; and Lewis Brittingham from Girdletree, Md.

Hurlock, Palverento plan to be married Bill and Arleen Hurlock of Seaford announce the engagement of their daughter, Kenzie Hurlock, to Pete Palverento. The bride-to-be is also the daughter of Teresa and Eric Amerine of Bridgeville. Her fiancé is the son of Gary Palverento of Buena, N.J. and Dallasee Palverento of Seaford. The couple currently reside in Laurel. An October 2008 wedding is planned.

Kenzie Hurlock and Pete Palverento

Ryan Maurice Koslowski born Jan. 10 in Seaford

Ryan Maurice Koslowski

Rodger and Sallie Koslowski of Laurel announce the birth of their first child, Ryan Maurice, on Jan. 10, 2007. He was born at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford, at 6:56 p.m., weighing 6 pounds 6 ounces and measuring 19 and1/2 inches in length. His paternal grandparents are Irene Koslowski of Laurel and the late Maurice Koslowski. His maternal grandparents are Nancy Lowe of Laurel and the late Robert Lowe.

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On the Record Building Permits • 9/7/07 Mahlon & Alice Baker, Apple Tree Road, Nanticoke Hundred, dwelling w/additions, $153.630 • 9/7/07 Caleb & Sandra Willin, North Towns End, Lot 33, Little Creek Hundred, dwelling w/additions, $120,860 • 9/7/07 Passwaters Farm LLC, Heritage Shores, Lot 285, North West Fork Hundred, duplex w/additions, $125,171 • 9/7/07 Passwaters Farm LLC, Heritage Shores, Lot 286, North West Fork Hundred, duplex w/additions, $125,171 • 9/7/07 Autumn & Zachary McCutcheon, W/Rd 533, Lot 1, Seaford Hundred, pole building, $14,400 • 9/7/07 Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, Concord Village, Lot 10, Nanticoke Hundred, dwelling w/additions, $65,434 • 9/7/07 Robert Jr. & Denise Jones, S/Rd 595, Lot 1 Beaver Dam Rd., Nanticoke Hundred, pole bldg., $19,500 • 9/11/07 Roger Swartzentruber, 12977 Mennonite School Road, Nanticoke Hundred, pole bldg farm use, $30,000 • 9/11/07 Angeline Custer, N/Rt 545, 4900', E/Rt 13, North West Fork Hundred, repl windows, $11,000 • 9/11/07 David & Vickie Duke, Beaver Dam Road, Lot 4, Nanticoke Hundred, dwelling w/additions, $134,360 • 9/11/07 Louis Tirino, W/Rd 458, 166'. N/Rd 464, Little Creek Hundred, dwelling w/additions, $142,024 • 9/11/07 Brian & Theresa Parkhurst, NW/Int 586 & Rd 34B, North West Fork Hundred, DW above gar w/addtn, $43,200 • 9/11/07 Frank & Janie Anderson, Rivers End, Lot 143, Nanticoke Hundred, inground pool, $23,115 • 9/11/07 Michael Martin, SW/Corner Rt 404 & 575, North West Fork Hundred, garage/storage, $20,280

Marriage Licenses Sussex County Clerk of the Peace George Parish joyfully announces the following couples have obtained married licenses: • Anthony Albert Cosgrove, Seaford to Jeanie F. Edwards, Seaford • Robert C. Jefferson, Sr., Bridgeville to Evelyn L. Cannon, Seaford • Keith Douglas Hopkins, Millsboro to Jamie Elizabeth O'Connor, Laurel • Steven M. Goss, Greenwood to Hannah Diane Mast, Milford • Mark Anthony Johnson, Seaford to Renee Lynette Hassell, Seaford • Harvey Phillip Kimbrough III, Seaford to Penny Lee Tavolario, Seaford • Daniel Galen McGowan, Laurel to Consuelo A. Gonzales, Laurel • Kevin D. Andres, Georgetown to Carmica C. Tingle, Bridgeville • Eric H. Callaway, Seaford to Kath-

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BUILDING LOT Deeds • 02/26/07, D and N Properties, L.L.C. to Terry Lee Pindell, Lot No. 18, Fleetwood Pond, II, subdivision, Nanticoke Hundred, $365,950 • 03/19/07, Keith R. Kinnikin Kirby to Timothy E. and Lisa L. Jones, parcel, Town of Bridgeville, Northwest Fork Hundred, $131,506.85 • 02/28/07, Marcia B. Murray to Dorothy T. Bell, Lot Nos. 7-8, John N. Wright's Second Addition to Seaford, Town of Seaford, subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $155,000 • 03/14/07, Stanley R. Sharp to Z3, LLC, parcel, Town of Laurel, Little Creek Hundred, $73,150 • 02/23/07, Marina E. Arevalo to Chris B. Beeseck and Brandi L. Gerhardt, Lot No. 38, Shiloh Woods, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $191,000 • 03/19/07, Jacja, L.L.C. to Charles F. and Martha Foster, Parcel No. 1, Lands of Jacja, L.L.C., subdivision, Seaford Hundred, $185,000 • 02/22/07, Munson Street Development, LLC to Anderson Homes, LLC, Lot Nos. 1-16 inclusive, and Lot Nos. 88101, Summercrest, subdivision, Lewes & Rehoboth Hundred, $6,000,000 • 03/22/07, Clint A. and Kristen C. Phillips to JBS Construction, LLC, Lot No. 6, Nanticoke Meadows, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $90,000 • 03/21/07, W. Leigh Wise to Laura Sanfino, Lot No. 16, Lands of Walter R. Todd, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $143,000 • 03/15/07, Edwin Montero to Roy E. and Frances E. Miller, parcel, Little Creek Hundred, $216,000 • 07/01/05, Phoenix, Ltd. to Chapel Crossing, L.L.C., parcel, Town of Dagsboro, Dagsboro Hundred, $3,500,000 • 03/21/07, Z3, LLC to Theresa M. Patchett, parcel, Town of Bridgeville, Northwest Fork Hundred, $154,000 • 03/21/07, Sussex Land Company to Frederick W. Weinel, Lot No. 2, parcel, Nanticoke Hundred, $215,000 • 12/19/06, Gordon O. Brown to John G. Thompson, parcel, Town of Delmar, Little Creek Hundred, $93,000 • 03/15/07, Brookfield Heritage Shores, LLC to Sandra Lee Van-Harris, Lot No. 70, Phase I, Heritage Shores, Town of Bridgeville, subdivision, Northwest Fork Hundred, $288,300 • 03/01/07, Robert Lee Hathaway, Sr. to Rick Niblett, Lot No. 32, Block B, Woodland Heights, subdivision, Broad Creek Hundred, $85,000

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MORNING STAR • SEPT. 27 - OCT. 3, 2007

Police Agents arrest hunter

Shortly before 8 p.m. on Sept. 13, Sussex County Fish and Wildlife Enforcement agents arrested a Delmar man on Mineral Springs Rd. near Georgetown for alleged hunting violations. Agents responding to a citizen complaint observed the man crossing a field on an ATV carrying a freshly taken deer. Alfred M. Griner Jr., age 46, of 36675 Columbia Rd., Delmar, Del., was arrested and charged with hunting deer during a closed season, failure to tag, and possession of illegally taken deer. A 1996 Yamaha ATV, a Rhino crossbow, a Remington 20 gauge shogun, and assorted hunting gear were seized for evidence and possible forfeiture. Griner was taken to Justice of the Peace Court 3, and the case was transferred to Superior Court in Georgetown for trial at a later date. For more information, contact Sgt. Gregory Rhodes, Fish and Wildlife Enforcement, at 542-6102 or 739-9913.

Bus crash under investigation

Delaware State Police are investigating an afternoon crash involving a school bus on Sept. 21. Troopers responded to US 113 northbound and Woodbranch Rd. to investigate a crash that occurred after a 2002 Honda Odyssey was struck by a school bus. Investigators learned the intersection is under construction and a State Trooper was manually directing traffic in an effort to assist with the traffic flow. A 2000 International School Bus, operated by Lisa Toomey, 40 of Georgetown was traveling northbound in the right lane of US 113 approaching Woodbranch Rd. The bus was transporting 38 children, ages 9 and 10, from the Indian River School of the Arts. A 2002 Honda Odyssey, operated by Steven Schwartz, 59 of Seaford was westbound on Woodbranch Rd. approaching US 113. The Odyssey was behind another school bus that was waiting to cross US 113 northbound. The trooper directing traffic allowed the school bus on Woodbranch Rd. to cross the roadway. At this time, the Honda Odyssey failed to stop at the stop sign and followed the bus in front of it into the intersection ignoring the troopers command to stop. As a result, the 2000 International school bus struck the Odyssey in the driver’s side. After impact the school bus turned left, crossed the center median, and struck a 2003 Lincoln LS, operated by Betty Munoz, 47 of Fredericksburg, Va. that was southbound on US 113 in the left lane. Munoz, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured. The operator of the Odyssey and his son, who was the sole passenger, were injured in the crash and transported to Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury for non-life threatening injuries. They were wearing seatbelts. The operator of the school bus and children were not injured. Schwartz was cited for failing to remain stopped at a stop sign.

Two indicted for fraud

On Sept. 17, Delaware State Police financial crime detectives arrested a Cape Coral, Fla. couple after a year long investigation into their now defunct Lewes based construction company (B K Builders) led to a Department of Justice Grand Jury indictment on home improvement and con-

spiracy charges. The couple allegedly received money from victims who contracted the company for home improvement jobs in Sussex County. In many of the cases, the company failed to complete the work as promised and kept the victim’s money. The alleged crimes occurred from Oct. 2003 thru April 2006. On Sept. 10, a Grand Jury indicted William J. Kandravi, 35, and his wife, Shannon M. Kandravi, 30, of the 5300 block of S.W. 11th Place, Cape Coral, Fla., on Home Improvement and Conspiracy charges. On Sept. 17, William and Shannon Kandravi surrendered to state police detectives at Troop 4 and were arrested on the charges in the indictment. William and Shannon Kandravi each pled guilty to one count of Felony Home Improvement Fraud and received a two year jail sentence, which was suspended after they paid $37,000 toward restitution for the victims. William and Shannon Kandravi were also placed on level 2 probation for the remainder of their sentence.

Police seek help locating escapee

Delaware State Police are seeking assistance with locating a Greenwood man wanted for theft, criminal impersonation, escaping from custody and drug charges. Troopers issued the arrest warrant for Ryan T. Manning, 23, after he escaped from custody in possession of a trooper’s departmental issued handcuffs in July 2007. Manning was last seen running toward the Bridgeville Food Lion. He is described as a white male, 5’10”, 160 lbs, brown hair and hazel eyes. Manning has a scar on his forehead and a tattoo on his chest. His last known address was the 8300 block of Hickman Rd., Greenwood. Manning may be in the Seaford, Bridgeville, Greenwood or Harrington areas. State Police urge anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Manning to call Troop 5 at 337-1090 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 or call 911.

Anti-graffiti campaign begins

A state-wide anti-graffiti campaign to stop graffiti is underway. Two weeks ago, Delaware State Police responded to William Penn High School in regards to extensive amounts of graffiti on the school’s exterior. Seven juveniles ranging in age from 14-17 have been identified and arrested in connection to this crime. The suspects are from various schools throughout New Castle County. Several thousand posters produced by Crime Stoppers will be disseminated to locations throughout the state including schools and businesses. Anyone who wishes to partner with officials by hanging a poster can contact Cpl/3 Wes Barnett in Sussex County at 302-542-5150. Graffiti will not be tolerated and those responsible for this crime can expect to be charged and prosecuted.

K-9 apprehends escapees

The Delaware State Police have apprehended two prisoners after they reportedly escaped from the Violation of Probation Center in Georgetown on Sept. 21. Officials at the Sussex Correctional Institute notified state police at 10:33 a.m. that they were missing two subjects from the viola-

tion center that had been working on a nearby farm. A perimeter surrounding the farm near the VOP center was set up by officers from the Department of Corrections, Delaware State Police, Georgetown Police Department and Probation and Parole. The Delaware State Police helicopter was also summoned and assisted with the search. A resident of Woodbranch Rd. observed the suspects on Woodbranch Rd. near the Sussex Pines Country Club running on foot east into the woods shortly after the reported escape. The witness then observed the subjects enter a chicken house being used for storage on Cedar Ln. At this time, both suspects reportedly stole a .44 caliber revolver handgun and clothing that was being stored on the premises. They then entered a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis that was also being stored on the property and fled the area in the vehicle. Troopers were able to locate the stolen Mercury abandoned on Truck Rt. 9 north of Springfield Rd. after a tire blowout. Troopers then observed the subjects fleeing into a nearby wooded area. A Delaware State Police K-9 unit immediately began tracking the location where the suspects were seen running. Approximately 1/2 mile into the wooded area the K-9 located the subjects hiding in the woods. The suspects were taken into custody without further incident at 2 p.m. An area search by investigators located the stolen

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gun in a nearby field. As a result of the incident, the State Police will be charging William E. Grzybowski, 21 of New Castle and William C. Tipton, 25 of Lincoln with the following offenses - third degree burglary, theft of a motor vehicle, theft of a firearm, theft, 2 counts of criminal mischief, possession of a weapon by person prohibited, possession of a weapon during the commission of a felony, and escape after conviction. Both subjects were remanded to the Sussex Correctional Institute.

Police announce open house

The Delaware State Police will host their annual open house for students ages 14-20 interested in the State Police Explorers Program. The open house will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at Sussex Central High School. The Explorers program is for young men and women with an interest in a career in law enforcement. Explorers will learn a variety of police procedures including crime prevention and participate in community events, which include fingerprinting children. Parents are encouraged to attend this open house with their child. During the event, advisors will explain the schedule for the coming year, discuss expectations and requirements of participants and explain the program’s post codes and bylaws. For more information, contact Senior Corporal Richard Bratz or Corporal One Cheryl Arnold at 856-5850, ext. 257.

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Nanticoke Art League holds first art show The Nanticoke Art League held its inaugural art show and sale on Saturday. The rain threatened to shut the event down as artists scrambled to cover their works, but by the time the event began at 2 p.m. the rain had disappeared and the sun was shining. The event was held at Act II Florist, courtesy of owner Dennis Russell and Liquid Assets provided wine. Guests wandered through the displays of many local artists. On display were the works of Marian Hertzog (acrylics, watercolors and oils), John Johnson (acrylics), Tammy Kearney (watercolor and acrylics), Kenna Nethken (hand turned wooden


bowls and other items), Joe Ownes (handcrafted miniature recreations of lighthouses), Karen Owens (charcoal pencil and watercolor), Laura Pritchett (pastels and oils), Cassie Richardson (oils), Daniel Richardson (photography), Woody Woodruff (acrylics) and Bob Clarke (caricatures). Other supporters and members of the art league include Christina Draby, Leigh Ann DePope, Lisa Massey and Cathy Shufelt. The Nanticoke Art League meets monthly and is looking for artists of any medium or those interested in the arts. Any interested persons can contact Christina Darby at 629-4321.

WHAT’S GOING ON IN YOUR TOWN? Bob Clarke, left, draws caricatures for patrons as Woody Woodruff talks about his paintings with guests. Photo by Daniel Richardson

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Community Bulletin Board Events Apple Scrapple

The 16th annual Bridgeville-Apple Scrapple Festival will be held on Oct. 12 and 13, in Bridgeville. Live entertainment hourly, scrapple carving contest, LEGO contest, craft shows, health fair, carnival, kids games, huge Town and Country car show, antique tractor pull, farmers market, health and safety fair, pony rides, trade show, art show and sale. Live entertainment with including a street dance on Friday with the band “The Funsters” and Saturday night featuring the famous “Who’s Ya Daddie” band from Washington, D.C. New for this year will be the first annual “Pig Out” bike show, sponsored in conjunction with Harley Davidson of Seaford. For more information call 337-7275, or visit our website at

Kiwanis Basket Bingo

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Millsboro will host a Basket Bingo on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Millsboro Civic Center, 322 Wilson Hwy., downtown Millsboro. Proceeds from the event will benefit local children and youth. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 7 p.m. The Basket Bingo features a great selection of Longaberger products, including holiday items and retired items, along with Vera Bradley eyeglass frames and handbags. Door prizes and refreshments will be offered. The Kiwanis Club will also draw the winning number of its 50/50 Raffle at the Bingo, with a cash prize of at least $500 expected for the winner. Raffle ticket holders do not need to be present at the Bingo to win. Basket Bingo tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. For tickets and for more information, call 302-934-8424.

Family Reunion

The Daniel Burton LeCates family reunion will be held on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Rt. 9, Laurel.

SCGS raising funds

The Sussex County Genealogical Society will host a fund raiser at the Roadhouse Steak Joint in Rehoboth Beach on Monday, Oct. 1. A percentage of the entire day’s receipts will be used to further the Society’s advancement of genealogy initiatives in Sussex County. Since forming four years ago, the society has purchased books and equipment for the Rehoboth Beach Public Library, provided informative speakers on various genealogical topics, and given free programs to local community groups through its speakers bureau. Stop by, have a nice meal, and talk to one of our members to learn how you can pass on your family’s history to your descendants. For more information, please call 302875-5418 or go to

Lone Pine Barn Fall Festival

Eclectic collection of antiques, unique, vintage furniture, stoneware, art, glassware, textiles, flowers, and pumpkins. Fea-

turing Tracy’s Country Treasure’s. Located on Lone Pine Road between El Dorado and Sharptown. Sept 28, 29 and 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 410-883-3839.

Admission for adults is $4 and children twelve and under are free. For more information, visit

Church Yard Sale

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The Seaford Presbyterian Church will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 7 a.m. until noon (rain or shine). Featured will be clothing plus household and Christmas items “great bargains!” The church is located on Rt. 13 A North, next to the Army Reserve Center.

Alumni honors Mrs. Foddrell

Frederick Douglass Alumni honors Mrs. Florence Johnson Foddrell on Saturday, Oct. 6, 12:30 p.m., at the Blades Fire Hall, Blades. Lunch and gift (donation) $20. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 25.

Fall Fling Fundraiser

Join us for our annual Fall get-together. It is all about friendship, fun and good food. Come see old friends, meet new ones and kick back in this off year of politics, at our Fall Fling Fund Raiser on Saturday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m. until ?. It will be held at the home of Danny and Debbie Short, 1203 Stein Highway, Seaford. Dress is casual. Tickets are $25 each.

Friends of Concord 85th Reunion

The Sons, Daughters & Friends of Concord 85th Reunion, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20. Beginning at 2 p.m. at Concord United Methodist Church. There will be fellowship, a dedication, and memorial service to honor those sons, daughters & friends of Concord who have passed away since last year’s reunion. The pastor, the Rev. Diane E. Melson, will deliver a brief message and guests will be entertained with special music by Marty Vincent and Robert DiGennaro. A chicken and dumpling dinner will follow at 4 p.m., at the Community House. The public is invited to the service and dinner. Cost of dinner is $8 per adult, $4 for children ages 6-12, and children ages 5 and under are free. The church will be open for visitors to see items of historical interest to the neighborhood and church; and commemorative items such as cookbooks, Christmas ornaments, crocks, and pen and ink prints (depicting the church) will be for sale. Additional information can be obtained by contacting president Frances Givens, president (629-2659), or Judy Kohlenberg, secretary (629-0687). Come and join others from near and far to reminisce and keep the memory of Concord alive for future generations.

Autumn Craft Show

Handcraft Unlimited’s Autumn Craft Show will be held at the Delaware State Fairgrounds at the Schabinger Pavilion in Harrington. Join us on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be crafters specializing in everything from clothing to hand-made jewelry to wrought iron works of art. Drawings will be held every thirty minutes for $20 in mad money to purchase craft items at the show.

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

Seaford Community Concert

The Seaford Community Concert Association is still accepting members for their 2007-2008 series of five concerts. For all five concerts, the adult membership price is $45, family $85, and students, $12. Payment may be mailed to SCCA, P.O. Box 337, Seaford, DE 19973. For further information, call 629-6184 or 536-1384.

Driver Refresher Course

AARP Refresher Driving Course, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10. To register call 875-2536.

Stay and Play

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

Scrapbooking classes

A Creative Memories consultant will offer a series of classes on all aspects of scrapbooking as a fund-raising event for the Friends of the Laurel Public Library. Each class will require a prepaid $15 fee plus the additional cost of supplies. Classes are 3 hours each from 10 a.m. 1 p.m. and will be held on Sept. 29, Oct. 13, Oct. 27, Nov. 10 and Dec. 1. For more information contact Terry at Laurel Public Library at 875-3184.

Bethel Maritime Fall Festival

The Bethel Maritime Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Bethel Historical Society Museum.





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MORNING STAR • SEPT. 27 - OCT. 3, 2007 The festival will start out with a 3-mile recreational walk around the village. A breakfast, catered by the Bethel Market will be from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Food and craft booths will be open at 10 a.m. and entertainment by the Jones Boys will be from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call Janet Cordrey at 875-3971.

reception on Friday, Oct. 12 from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Cook House, 502 East 4th Street, Laurel. An “Antique Appraisal Fair” will be held at St. Phillips Church from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Cost is $5, includes one appraisal. Sunday, Oct. 3 is a wine and cheese social followed by a candle-light dinner. For more information call 875-4217.

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Laurel history books still available

Fall Fitness returns

Come join us in Fitness Classes Mon., Wed., and Fri., at 9 a.m.; Tue. and Thurs. at 5:30 p.m. We started a six-week session the week of Sept. 10 and meet in St. John’s United Methodist Church air conditioned Fellowship Hall in Seaford (sponsored by St. John’s but open to the public). Beginners to intermediate participants welcome in this co-ed, non-competitive, muscle-toning, stretching, high/low aerobic class. Try a free class to see if it meets your needs. Only a 6-8-week commitment at a time required. For more information or to register call Carol Lynch 629-7539.

Bridgeville 1949 Class Reunion

The Bridgeville Class Reunion for the Class of 1949 will celebrate with a lunch at Heritage Shores Clubhouse on Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. Classmates should call Tom at 337-7494.

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Trap Pond volunteers sought

Trap Pond offers free camping in exchange for volunteer services (required for free camping, 24 hours per week of volunteering). Host programs available in the campground, Nature Center, maintenance and administrative. Check out our other awards for short term volunteering. For more information, contact: Glen.Stubbolo or call 302739-1960.

Senior Center Red Hat Ladies

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

Historical Society 30th anniversary

To celebrate the 30th year anniversary of the Laurel Historical Society three events have been organized. The kick off event is a wine and cheese

Baseball equipment needed

Any baseball equipment, used or unused, is needed for an Eagle Scout Project. Equipment will be collected, refurbished, and sent to the Dominican Republic. Contact Kirby Mills via email at or call 1-302-6902749 if you can be of any assistance.

Teen volunteer opportunities

Check out teen volunteer opportunities at the Laurel Public Library. We have an interesting group of teens in grades 7-12 from all over the area. They plan programs, perform skits, help with crafts and help with program set-up. Some teens help us by keeping our books in order and assist with getting our books ready to be checked out. For more information, contact Becky Norton at 875-3184 or by email at

National Library Card Sign-up

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and the Laurel Public Library is joining the celebration with a special incentive for all area adult residents who do not as yet have a Delaware library card. Library cards are available to residents who can provide current photo ID and proof of Delaware residency such as a valid drivers’ license, passport, or two pieces of current mail showing same address. All new registrations during the month of September will have their names entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card from Barnes and Noble Bookstore. The drawing will take place on Oct. 2, and the winner will be notified by phone.

Little Miss Apple Scrapple

Join in the excitement of the second annual Little Miss Apple-Scrapple Pageant. The pageant is open to girls between the ages of 5-8 who reside in the Woodbridge School District. Each contestant will have the opportunity to share her talent and personality. All proceeds from the pageant will benefit the Apple-Scrapple Scholarship Fund. For more information or to request an application packet contact Rita Hovermale at 337-8318 or Tickets for the pageant will be available at the door for $2 each.

Class of 1977 Reunion

The Laurel Senior High School Class of 1977 will be celebrating their 30th year class reunion on Oct. 20. The reunion will

Meetings MOAA meeting dates

The Southern Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announces the meeting dates for 20072008. Meeting dates are as follows: Oct. 16, Nov. 20; Jan. 15, 2008, Feb. 19, March 18, April 15, and May 20. No meeting will be held in December 2007 or June, July and August 2008. The cost of the buffet is $12 including tip. Reservations are not required. MOAA is a non-profit veterans’ association. Membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any service to include Public Health Services and NOAA and their surviving spouses.

Georgetown’s Lions Club meeting

Georgetown's Lions Club will meet Oct. 9, at Bonanza Family Restaurant, Mid Sussex Shopping Center, Millsboro, with a dinner meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Antionette Johnson, Elder Law Paralegal representing the Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. Visiting Lions and potential members are welcomed but should call Helen Wilson at 856-2972, or the Rev. Charles Covington at 855-1160.

Basket Bingo Extravaganza

Delmar VFW Post 8276 will be hosting “Basket Bingo Extravaganza” at their home at 200 West State St., on Saturday, Oct. 27. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with the first session starting at 1 p.m. A limited number of tickets will be sold and there will be more than $15,000 worth of Longaberger prizes. Tickets are $55 in advance and includes a free catered dinner featuring an “Eastern Shore” combination of crab-cakes, ham and chicken. For further information call 410-726-7450 or 443-235-4463. Tickets may be purchased through the mail — Nancy McGinnis, 29455 West Line Road, Delmar, MD 21875. The event is a fund raiser for the North East Storm Cheerleading Teams and is in no way affiliated with the Longaberger Company and Vera Bradley.

St. John’s UMC house tour

The St. John's United Methodist Women will sponsor the annual house tour on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seven homes and the Woodland United Methodist Church will be open for visitors. A chicken salad luncheon will be served that day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in fellowship hall. The cost of a ticket for the house tour is $10. The luncheon cost is $6 per person. For ticket information please call Teresa Wilson at 629-6417.

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Laurel Lioness Club is having a Vera Bradley Bingo on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m., in the Laurel Fire Hall. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and are available from any Lioness member, or call Linda at 8754675, or Brenda at 542-3233. Tickets also available from His’N Her’s Hair Stylists, North Dual Highway, Laurel.

A few copies of the 19th Century History of Laurel, published by the Laurel Historical Society may still be purchased at either the Laurel Town Office, Laurel Public Library, or O’Neal’s Antiques. The price remains at $45 each. For further information or to arrange to have a book mailed please call 875-4217. There is a $5 mailing fee.

be held at the Laurel Fire Department's auditorium. For more information, call Susan (Tull) Collins at 410-943-8303 or Barry Munoz at 875-7408.

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Laurel Wesleyan Church presents a Mystery Dinner Theater, “The Case of the Show-Stopping Nun Nabber,” on Oct. 18 and 19, at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $20 adults, $10 students 8-18, and $5 childcare for kids seven and under. Proceeds benefit Laurel Wesleyan Youth attending an International Youth Convention. For more information and tickets call the church office at 875-5380.


to be a part of this special section filled with holiday recipes, gift ideas and a listing of holiday events taking place throughout the region. 15,000 copies of the Holiday Gift Guide will be distributed inside the Seaford Star and the Laurel Star newspapers and will be placed on newsstands throughout Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Boys & Girls Club Basket Bingo

Laurel Boys & Girls Club Basket Bingo on Thursday, Oct. 11, tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Door prize: 16 pc. pottery set. Raffles: Horizon of Hope and Christmas ‘07 baskets. Bingo will be held at the Laurel Boys & Girls Club, on




Airport Meeting

The next regular meeting of the Sussex County Airport Committee will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Sussex County Administrative Offices building 22215 DuPont Highway (West Complex Building, Rt. 113), Georgetown, at 6 p.m.

Equine Council meets

The next meeting of the Delaware Equine Council, will be Monday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m., at the AmericInn Harrington.. A discussion of disaster preparedness will be main topic of meeting. Guest Speaker will be Dr. Sara - Delaware State Veterinarian. Refreshments to follow. For more information, call Peggy at 629-5233.

The Laurel New Century Club

Calling all ladies to our first meeting after the summer! The Laurel New Century Club will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Bonanza Restaurant in Delmar, beginning with lunch at noon. Come and join us and find out what’s going on. The Laurel New Century Club always welcomes new ladies who like to make new friends, have some fun and are also interested in helping to make our community a better place. For more information, call Dianne Thompson (875-5126), or Dot Hickman (258-6799).

Genealogical Society meets

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

Marine Corps League

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

Sons of Confederate Veterans

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

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Coast Guard Auxiliary

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

Trips Baltimore Aquarium

On Oct. 9, at 8:30 a.m., a trip to Baltimore Inner Harbor National Aquarium will be taken. Cost is $42 for members; and $52 for non-members. Trip includes motor coach transportation, tip for bus driver, admission to Baltimore Aquarium, and admission to the dolphin show.

‘The Christmas Show’ trip

AARP Chapter #5340 of Georgetown is offering a trip to see “The Christmas Show” at the American Music Theatre at Lancaster, Pa. Show time is from 3 to 5 p.m. The bus leaves Georgetown Square, East Market Street, Dec. 14, at 8 a.m. and returns approximately 9:30 p.m. The cost for each person is $89, which includes lunch at Miller’s Smorgasbord Restaurant. Registration and payment is due Oct. 15. Call Hilda Parker at 856-2760. Everyone welcome.

Visit the Longaberger Factory

A bus trip is planned to visit the Longaberger Factory in Ohio on Oct. 6-8. The bus leaves the Salisbury North Walmart at 5 a.m. on Oct. 6 and returns on Oct. 8 around 11 p.m. The trip, which costs $280, includes the bus ride, a 2 night stay, 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 lunch, a basket, and prizes. For more information, call Dawn Turner at 410-726-2184.

Trip to Vermont

Methodist Manor House will host a fall trip to Vermont on Oct. 17-20. This fourday, three-night trip features a luncheon at the Trapp Family Lodge among many other exciting features. Your cost of $440 per person (double occupancy) includes lodging, most meals, motor coach transportation, all taxes and gratuities and luggage handling. To register or for more information, call Dixie Carlisle at 628-5631. Only a few seats left.

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


Cancer Support Group

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


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

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

Sandwich Sale

On Saturday, Oct. 6, starting at 9 a.m. the Delmar Church of God of Prophecy, Rt. 13 N. and Dorthy Road (3 miles north of MD/DE state line). We’ll have a sandwich sale featuring oyster sandwiches, crab cakes, soft crabs, cheese steak subs, hamburgers, hot dogs and more. Also soups and baked goods will be for sale and there will be a yard sale.

Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will be held in Charlotte, N.C. on Oct. 20-21. Renee Smith will be participating and is raising funds for the walk.

If you wish to donate, visit; click on donate and search Renee Smith (Pink Lady and the Tramp).

CHEER hosting dinner club

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

Pairing beer with cheese

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

VFW Post 4961 Crab Feast

VFW Post 4961 third annual Crab Feast, sponsored by the Men’s and Ladies’ Auxiliary, will be held Saturday, Sept. 29 from 1-5 p.m. Price includes steamed crabs, wing dings, hot dogs, chips/pretzels, beer and soda. Bring your picking tools and enjoy. Price is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. From US 13 in Seaford, turn east onto Middleford Road (2 lights south of WalMart). VFW is about one mile on the left (look for our flags). For more information contact VFW Post 4961 at 629-3092.

Nanticoke Seniors Breakfast

Nanticoke Seniors Center’s Building Fund Breakfast will be held Oct. 4, from 7 to 10:30 a.m., cost is $5. Menu: fruit cup, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, cream chipped beef on toast, pancakes, coffee, tea, and orange juice. Call 629-4939 to sign up. Thanks for your support.

Blades Fire Hall breakfast

An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held at the Blades Fire Hall, located at the corner of Cannon and 5th streets in Blades, on Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. till 11 a.m. Cost is adults $7, children $3. This is sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary and the firemen.

Annual Luncheon and Bake Sale

It's time for Christ United Methodist Church’s Annual Luncheon and Bake Sale, on 510 S. Central Ave. in Laurel. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Enjoy our delicious homemade soup and chicken salad sandwiches. Then take home some delectable goodies from our bake sale and Country Corner that will include several different choices of baked goodies, jellies, jams, relishes, and other surprises. Take outs will also be available. Submit Bulletin Board items by noon, Thursday. Send to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, email to editor@mspublications. com or drop off at 628 West Stein Hwy., Seaford.

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MORNING STAR • SEPT. 27 - OCT. 3, 2007


Johnny Janosik has had big impact on area and its people I have thought about this considerably recently and after going AT URPHY to the Johnny Janosik dinner gala last week, I gave it some more What if Mary and Pete had thought. I feel sure Johnny, or his family, asked for little or none of the stories and publicity that have turned Johnny away and surrounded them the last few years. This is sort of a “It’s a WonderLaurel had given him a ful Life” movie thought that I am having. You know — the “What if you — or in this case, Johnny — cold shoulder? was not there” story. He is here and we can thank Pete and Mary Goff effect on them will never be told. for this, as they, in 1942, extended the For a final, different look at Johnny, hand of family friendship and offered think of this. Every 4th of July he has doJohnny, their former neighbor in nated the use of his company trash truck Hopewell, Va., a place to stay until he got for trash pickup during the town’s festival. his feet on the ground. Says Johnny of Mary today, “She’s a country girl from the Many times the driver of that vehicle was hills of Virginia and one remarkable lady.” none other than Johnny Janosik, a man who would never ask you to do anything What if Mary and Pete had turned he would not do himself. Johnny away and Laurel had given him a It’s been a good marriage, Johnny and cold shoulder? Would Johnny Janosik’s Laurel, and it started out with Mary and World of Furniture, that is here as a result Pete Goff’s simple act of kindness that of many years of hard work, been built in produced great things. Salisbury, Rehoboth or anywhere else? Think of the 300 or so jobs, many with exBoth Laurel and Delmar Citizen of the cellent wages, that would not have been in Year banquets are coming up soon. In DelLaurel. When the store has expanded, mar, voting for the honoree ended Sept. 24 where did it happen? Right here in Laurel. and the date for the banquet is not yet set. The same town that in 1942, a 17-year-old boy found a safe haven and an opportunity In Laurel, the dinner is set for Nov. 7. Ballots are at many local locations. The for a better life. His hands have touched Business Person of the Year celebration is and been responsible for so many other also the same evening in Laurel. things for the betterment of Laurel. I picked up the copy of the 1968 BiIt took me 26 minutes to exit the parkState Weekly that Sis Bowie gave me the ing lot after the Sussex Tech game the othother day and there it was, a short story on er evening. Very frustrating for someone Johnny. When cleaning out the old Moore who wanted to get home to see the end of building, he found some old maps and the Phillies game, but I must say it gave promptly gave them to the state archives. me a chance to look at this game won by The people who are involved with the the Bulldogs, by the narrowest of margins, Good Samaritan Aid organization and the 21-20. It came down to Seth Hastings’ Hope House, Cathy Wootten in particular, kick in overtime that would have tied the can tell you perhaps better than anyone of Johnny’s good will. In addition, Johnny has helped countless other individuals whose stories and his



score again, but Seth’s kick sailed left and the Bulldogs got a win the same way as the week before. Seth is a junior on the Tech team and has many more kicks ahead of him and for the good, I want us to realize that that failed kick did not cost them the game, but the many other opportunities that failed all added up to this. Players don’t lose or win, teams do. In a few days or weeks, the old underwear and sewing factory on Delaware Avenue next to the Town Package Store will be coming down to make way for a new building at that location. Jimmy Jones told me how many square feet, but I’ve already forgotten and can’t find my notes again, but it will be big. That former antique store, underwear factory, sewing factory and who knows what else has some huge old wood beams in it, as the building is well over 100 years old. If you remember, and I’ll have to do some research, I did a piece on this place many years ago. If those beams are of interest to you, you’d better call Jimmy soon. I will always remember hanging my old bicycles from the ceiling, when I was in that antique store. My best success at this little hobby was there, but it’s being torn down, another part of the changing face of Laurel. The house next to the Delmar Fire Department is also coming down and I assume it will be a parking lot for the fire department. King’s Church had a tremendously successful day according to the folks I asked, and they enjoyed a perfect fall day. Laurel’s Pop Warner Football Program continues to enjoy great success with a win and a tie, in Georgetown, Saturday, in front of a very large crowd, especially for a youth sport. It’s hard to say that parents and family do not support their kids after

seeing this for several weeks. Keep up the good work Pop Warner. The Laurel Wesleyan Fall Soccer program is also enjoying a successful first season. Also the Laurel band sounded good at the Tech game. Great job, folks! The Delaware Federation of Bass Fishermen is sponsoring the Annual Bass Tournament this year and Laurel was selected for the site. By the time you read this, it will be over , but I know the Monday, Sept. 24, banquet, drew more than 150 people, most from out of state. More on this next week. I hear that the Positive Steps exercise program, a Nanticoke Hospital function, is being stopped. There are many Laurel people who go to this who are going to be disappointed. Construction on Cypress Point, a planned 72-house residential community off Woodland Ferry Road behind Bethel, will soon be started. Scott Venables of Century 21 Tull Ramey is the listing agent for the soon-to-be built homes. Scott told me that they are to be very nice homes at affordable prices. There is also another project to be started soon in Laurel. For a guy who had nothing to say, I’ve said plenty. But I do hope you will join me for the first annual Gene Wright Donation presentation to me at the Oasis Restaurant, the result of Gene putting the Phillies down. The presentation will be at 8 a.m., on Oct. 1, a great Monday and fun way to start the month. Bring handkerchiefs! This could make you go into uncontrollable laughter as Gene makes his great charity contribution. See ya, I hope!

Laurel library plans activities for children Children in kindergarten through the sixth grade are invited to come to the Laurel Public Library for its first Reading Rainbow Club meeting on Friday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. (That day is a state in-service day for public schools.) Participants will watch a Reading Rainbow video and then do activities that go along with the story. Pre-registration is required for this program, and can be done in person at the Laurel Public Library or by phone at 875-3184. Parents and caregivers are invited to bring their little ones, ages 2 to 5, to the Laurel Public Library every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. for stories, songs, poetry, science, math, crafts and fun. For more information, call the library at 875-3184.

Keep an eye out for motorcyclists. Forty percent of this country’s motorcycle crashes are the result of a vehicle turning in front of the motorcyclist. So be sure to check mirrors and look over your shoulder for motorcycles in your blind spots. And always signal your intentions to turn or change lanes. Help make the streets safer for everyone. Share the Road.


MORNING STAR • SEPT. 27 - OCT. 3, 2007

Church Bulletins Mission of Hope

The Mission of Hope in Seaford provides rehabilitation, education and housing for men who are homeless. The Mission is looking for a volunteer with “program development” or fund-raising experience. If you have such a background, or know a possible candidate, please contact the Mission at 629-2559, or you can email the Mission at, or write to Seaford Mission, PO Box 1271, Seaford, DE 19973.

The Melton Family Singers

The Melton Family Singers will be in concert Friday night, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Christian Church of Seaford. The Christian Church of Seaford is located on Rt. 13 north of Wal-Mart, across from Harley Davidson. For further details, call the church office at 629-6298.

St. Paul’s Hymn Sing

From Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The “Royal Sounds” will be in concert at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. This program will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 30. The Royal Sounds with the unique blend of harmony, humor and great musical talents, will prove to provide an evening filled with enjoyment and inspiration. Don Murray and friends will begin at 6:30 p.m. St. Paul’s is located east of US 13, in Laurel, on Old Stage Road. For more information call Pastor Don at 302-856-6107, or for directions call 302875-7900, and press #3.

Precious Memories Gospel Band

Christ Lutheran Church, 315 N. Shipley St., Seaford, will host Precious Memories

Gospel Band in concert, on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. For more information call 302-236-0363.

Grace U.M.C. Revival Services

Grace United Methodist Church, E. Market & King streets, Georgetown, is hosting Revival Services Oct. 7-10, nightly at 7 p.m. in our church. The schedule speakers and music leaders are as follows: Sunday, Oct. 7 –Message by the Rev. John Schutt of Long Neck UMC. Music Ministry by the Good News Tour Ministries. Monday, Oct. 8 – Message by the Rev. Barbara Wilson (Chaplain of Methodist Manor). Music Ministry by Lts. Chas and Debbie Engel (Salvation Army). Tuesday, Oct. 9 – Message by the Rev. Michaele Russell (Take My Hand Ministry). Music Ministry by The O’Days. Wednesday, Oct. 10 – Message by the Rev. Michael McGee (Grace U.M.C.). Music Ministry by Precious Memories Gospel Band. Come and be refreshed. The Lord has prepared a time of renewal and healing for his people – if you can’t make it then pray for this revival. We are here to make disciples for Christ, and there will be miracles and wonders for all who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

Take My Hand Ministry meeting

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

Victory Tabernacle ‘Revival Time’

Revivalist Rick J. Lairsey of Easton, Maryland will be the guest speaker at Victory Tabernacle Church of God in Laurel for “It’s Revival Time” revival services, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 and 7 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 13. The Rev. Lairsey has ministered extensively throughout the United States over the past six years. He is presently serving as Regional Evangelist for the DelmarvaDC region of the Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.) Victory Tabernacle is located on Alt.13 between Laurel and Blades at 28261 Seaford Road. Call 877-0443 for more information.

Gospel Café

Centenary UM Church, Poplar & Market Streets, Laurel, is hosting Christian music each Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Bruce & Nancy Willey are presenting live Christian music, fellowship, and refreshments. September Guest Singers: Sept. 29, “Two Mile Road”, Joe LeCates and the Bethel Worship Center Praise Band.

Yard Sale

The Seaford Presbyterian Church will hold a Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 7 a.m. until noon (rain or shine). Featured will be clothing plus household and Christmas items. The church is located on Route 13A north, next to the Army Reserve Center.

Donations needed

The Seaford Community Food Closet, which is housed at St. John’s United Methodist Church, is requesting donations.

Specifically, the following items are needed: children’s juice boxes, bottled juices, canned fruit, powdered milk, canned meats, and Jello. Donations may be dropped off at St. John’s Church office, located on Pine St., Seaford, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays. To volunteer or for more information, call St. John's at 629-9466.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew will meet on Wednesday evenings (except for the 2nd Wednesday) at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Parlor. On Sunday, Sept. 30, there will be a meeting of all Chalicists, Worship Leaders and Lay Eucharistic Visitors. The meeting will be held in the church following the 9 a.m. Eucharist service and coffee hour. Coffee hour is held each Sunday in the parish hall after the 9 a.m. service.

Word Warrior begins training

Traveling Light Training Center training program begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoons with speaker’s training. This is a 13-week program, which will train speakers and equip them with a marketing kit and at least one CD recording of their work. Workshop dates are Sept. 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18, and Dec. 2, 8, 15. The workshops will be conducted in “The Upper Room,” located above 33 West, downtown Seaford, and the entrance is on Bradford St. Workshops/sessions are free. Donations will be accepted during the three workshops. For more information, call Diane Cook at 302-734-0572 or visit

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

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

St. John’s United Methodist Church

Pine & Poplar Sts., Seaford 302-629-9466 E-mail: NURSERY & HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

St. Philip’s Episcopal Church & Old Christ Church

“A Place to Belong”

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

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

94 Walnut St. Laurel, DE 19956


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

For info, call 875.7995 or visit

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

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

Pastor - Donald Murray - 856-6107

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

MORNING STAR • SEPT. 27 - OCT. 3, 2007


A few questions to answer By the Rev. Todd K. Crofford Laurel Wesleyan Church


By now you’ve heard about the ....we had better soon ridiculous acceptance speech by take an honest Kathy Griffin for her Emmy. Word for word (I apologize in adassessment of the vance but you should know), she said, “A lot of people come up direction of our culture here and thank Jesus for this award. I want you to know that no one had less to do with this award before it is too late. than Jesus. Suck it, Jesus. This award is my god now.” (Other vulgarities outrage over such a blasphemous statement? I have left out) If she had said “I am going to go I have heard everything from outrage home and burn this trophy so as to create to defense of such a speech and so I will as many carbon emissions as possible and ask four questions that you can answer contribute to global warning”, would she for yourself. still have a job with Bravo today? The reason I bring it up is because we What is the only power we have to rehad better soon take an honest assessment ally stand against this? of the direction of our culture before it is Hint: Should a Christian ever again too late. watch her show or support her advertisDecide for yourself, but ask the quesers? tions. You see, there is no absolute right for What does such a response tell you of freedom of speech and it is not censorthe intelligence of the recipient? ship to express outrage when someone If a person has a reasonable IQ, crosses a line that so many find unacceptwouldn’t they be able to come up with a able. more grateful and creative response than We have limits like libel, dangerous a slam at Jesus? speech in public places, and others. Do you believe Kathy Griffin would Ultimately we have the power of welleven be appearing in public without sevexpressed public opinion to curb such enty bodyguards if she had spoken simiridiculous speech in our day. lar words against Allah? I believe fully she has a constitutional Is this why she chose Christianity, and right to say what she did, and I believe what does that say concerning the future we have the right to make her pay dearly of a world if it becomes majority Islamthrough our lack of support for her enic? deavors in days to come. Why is there no mainstream media

Jim and Diane McLoud to lead seminar Jim and Diane McLoud, from Christian Training Ministries, Greenford, Ohio, will lead a “Teach With Excitement” seminar at The Christian Church of Seaford on Oct. 12 and 13. This seminar is designed to help Sunday school teachers, Bible study leaders, youth sponsors and other church teachers learn how to teach the Scriptures more effectively through new ideas, resources and methods of teaching. Jim McLoud is president and executive director of Christian Training Ministries. He has also been director of public relations for Extended Hand Ministries in Indianapolis, Ind.; evangelist and director of Adult Training for Operation Evangelize Ministries in Chesapeake, Ohio; and senior minister of the Chesapeake (Ohio) Christian Church. Diane McLoud is an instructor, author and editor with Christian Training Ministries. She previously directed the work of The Master’s Touch, an evangelistic and training team with Christ In Youth, Tulsa, Okla. Christian Training Ministries is a nonprofit religious organization specializing

in training Christians for service. Since 1984 CTM has been a leader in the development of elders, deacons, Sunday school teachers, youth sponsors and others in the Christian life. For more information regarding this seminar, contact John Herbst at 302-6296298. For more information about Christian Training Ministries, write to CTM, P.O. Box 92, Greenford, Ohio 44422, or visit their website at The Women of Grace Baptist Church invite you to a “World Crafts” Party on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. “World Crafts” is a non-profit ministry that brings international handmade art into the U.S., pays the international artisans a living wage that lifts them from poverty and exposes them to the gospel. International foods will be served along with an opportunity to order these unique crafts. You will be blessed by a program of music and dance, presented by the Korean Baptist Church of Dover. Grace Baptist Church is located at 805 Atlanta Road in Seaford.


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

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

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

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




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

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

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

MASSES: SUNDAY: Sat. Eve. - Vigil 5:30 p.m.; Spanish 7:30 p.m. Sunday - 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. DAILY: Mon., Tues., Thurs. & Fri. 9 a.m. Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.; First Sat. 9 a.m. HOLY DAYS: Eve. 7:30 p.m.; 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. NOVENA DEVOTIONS: Wed. 9 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. CONFESSION: Sat. 4:30 p.m.

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

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

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

King’s St. George’s Mt. Pleasant

Worship Sun. Sch.

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

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



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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT Ministry for the whole family 7 PM

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proclaiming Faith 4 pm Sunday on WKDI 840 AM Radio

Food Outreach Emergency Food

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

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

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

Seaford Church of Christ Acapella

(Rm. 16:16)

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

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


Obituaries .

Craig Lewis Dusenbery, 61 Craig Lewis Dusenbery of Seaford was called home by the Lord on Sept. 16, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. Dusenbery enjoyed a long career as a telephone-splicing technician for Verizon and served in the United States Air Force from 1964 to 1968. After retiring from active duty he served 16 years in the New Jersey National Guard and reached the rank of Captain. He recently moved away from Bayville, N.J., to resettle in Seaford, where he became an active member of his new community. He was a member of the Atlanta Road Alliance Church and contributed his lifelong love of music by serving in the church choir. Dusenbery also had active affiliations with the Seaford American Legion, the Seaford Moose, AARP, the Nanticoke Senior Center, the Bell Wagoneers and the Sussex County chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. He is survived by his wife of 37 wonderful years, Jane; his sons Jahn Dusenbery of East Brunswick, N.J. and David Dusenbery of Hamilton, N.J.; his grandchildren, Liv and Joseph; his mother, Phyllis Dusenbery of Bogue, N.C.; three sisters, Carole VanAntwerpen of Clifton Park, NY, Janet Bieda of Bogue, N.C., and Sarah Collins of Manahawkin, N.J.; and a brother, Jan Andrew Dusenbery of Forked River, N.J. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, Seaford, where friends called prior to the services. Burial was in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Millsboro on Monday, Sept. 24. The family asks that donations be sent to the Atlanta Road Alliance Church, 22625 Atlanta Rd, Seaford, DE 19973. Arrangements were handled by the Cranston Funeral Home, Seaford.

Joe Louis Bolden, Sr., 69 Joe Louis Bolden, Sr. of Federalsburg, Md., died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007, at Dorchester General Hospital in Cambridge, Md. He was born on June 22, 1938, a son of Harmon Walter Bolden and Elizabeth Cannon, who predeceased him. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Alice U. Bolden on March 1, 2006. Also two sisters, Goldie Beulah, Marian Cannon, and two brothers, Johnny Walker and Freeman Walker, predeceased him. He was a true sportsman - enjoying fishing, hunting, and the great outdoors. He is survived by his eight children, Joe Louis Ricketts and his wife, Deborah of Princess Anne, Wanda Murray Knight

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and her husband, Michael of Federalsburg, Richard "Ricky" Bolden and his wife, LaSonja of Hurlock, Darryl Bolden of Federalsburg, Keith Bolden of Westover, Vera Bolden of Federalsburg, Margo Ricks and her husband, David of Federalsburg, Fernandez Bolden and his wife, Toya of Bridgeville, two step-sons, Michael Briggs of Washington, D.C., Jeffrey Butler and his wife, Ann of Federalsburg; his mother-in-law, Margaret Prattis of Hurlock, Md., a host of grandchildren, and great grandchildren; five brothers, Eugene Bolden and wife Jeanette of Bridgeville, Robert Bolden and his wife, Mary of Wilmington, Joseph Walker and his wife, Betty of Bridgeville, James Walker of Chester, Pa., Leroy Wing and his wife, Julia of Greenwood; a sister, Ella Walker of Bridgeville; two brothersin-law, Herman Prattis and his wife, Beverly of Hurlock, Larry Turner and his wife, Rita of Washington, D.C.; three sisters-in-law, Mary Freeman of Seaford, Cynthia Brummell and her husband, Kevin, Jr. and Juanita Harmon and husband Theodore, Sr. all of Preston, and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at Framptom Funeral Home, PA in Federalsburg, with Dr. J. Anthony Dickerson officiating. Interment followed at Federal Hill Cemetery in Federalsburg. Friends called at the funeral home Friday evening and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. For letters of condolences, please visit

Dallas Lee Hearn, 79 Dallas Lee Hearn of Benson, Ariz. died Sept. 4, 2007, in Tucson, Ariz. Mr. Hearn was born in Delmar, Feb. 7, 1928, a son of Horace and Anna Hearn, who predeceased him, as did a brother, Irvin Hearn of Seaford. He was also predeceased by a child, and a grandchild. He worked at a mortuary before serving in the military as a medic. After military service he worked as an orderly and later in the construction field. He also was co-owner of a hardware store in Florida with his father, Horace. After moving to Benson, Ariz., in 1961, he founded his own construction business, Pioneer Construction. He retired in 1988 and spent time at his beach home in Kino Bay, Mexico. He is a former member of the Masonic Lodge and former president of Rotary International. He leaves siblings, Elsie Lowe of Laurel, Richard Hearn of Delmar, Beatrice Williams of Salisbury, Allen Hearn of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Brenda Chatham of Salisbury. He is also survived by five children and 15 grandchildren and nine greatgrandchildren. A service was held for him on Friday, Sept. 14, at Richardsons Mortuary.

Hazel M. Salmons Downes, 81 Hazel M. Salmons Downes of Federalsburg, passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2007, at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford. She was born near Eldorado, on Dec. 27, 1925, a daughter of Phillip C. Speorl and Carrie Bramble Speorl, who predeceased her. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Norman Charles Salmons in 1965 and John “Jack” Downes in 2000. She was also preceded in death by four sisters, Dorothy Stidham, Lillian Layton, Hilda Swain, and Betty Wilson. She was a certified nurse assistant in which she had worked at the Methodist Manor House in Seaford and also had done private duty sitting. She enjoyed doing crafts, knitting and working in her garden. She enjoyed spending time with her family which included Sunday family dinners. She is survived by six daughters, Sandra Swafford of Lewis, Gloria Osterman and her husband, John of Federalsburg, Brenda Tribbett and her husband, Harry, Beverly Jean Richards, Barbara Layton and her husband, George, all of Bridgeville, Bonnie Travers of Federalsburg, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Carl Speorl and his wife, Edna of Newark; and many nieces and nephews.

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Helen I. Jester, 82 Helen I. Jester of Laurel went to be with the Lord on Sept. 21, 2007, at her home in Laurel. She was born in Lincoln, a daughter of Albert and Della Millman Donovan. She was a wonderful homemaker and attended the Laurel Church of the Nazarene. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Charles Jester, who passed in 1995; a son, Donald Jester, who passed in 1953, and a granddaughter Kasey Jester, who passed in 1990. She is survived by her five sons: Ronald Jester of Seaford, Edward Jester of Bridgeville, Frederick Jester of Seaford, Bruce Jester of S.C. and Dennis Jester of Seaford; three daughters, Carol Taylor of Seaford, Doris Gilmore of Seaford and Deborah Whaley of Laurel. Also surviving are a sister Mabel Wollters of Milford; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-

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grandchild, along with several nieces and nephews. A Funeral Service was held at the Hannigan, Short, Disharoon Funeral Home, Laurel, on Tuesday Sept. 25, where friends called prior to the service. Internment followed in Blades Cemetery. The Rev. Ralph Fraiser officiated. Contribution can be made in her name to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Donor Services, P.O. Box 1072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

Geneva Mae Davis, 74 Geneva Mae Davis of Salisbury, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007, at Peninsula Regional Medical Center after battling a long illness. She was born in Salisbury, a daughter of Osten Ray and Mildred Thomas Wingate, who predeceased her. Geneva’s life was interrupted prematurely, but she leaves all those who knew her in awe of her strength. She worked at Salisbury Manufacturing for several years. She was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who adored her family and her special dog “Tiger.” Years ago Geneva and her husband, Bob, enjoyed bowling and family gatherings such as boating, crabbing, barbecues, and card parties which also included many dear friends. She also loved to crochet and go to auctions and yard sales. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Davis; a grandson, B.J.; a great granddaughter, Layla; a brother, Kelly Wingate of Florida; and a sister, Joan Wingate. Mrs. Davis is survived by a daughter, Shelia Layfield and companion Frank Fowler of Salisbury; a son, Jerry Davis and wife Christine of Laurel; a son, Garry Davis and wife Anna of Salisbury; a son Robert, Jr., and wife Tammy of Fruitland; a daughter, Patricia Gauntt and husband Raymond of Salisbury; Roni Lane of Salisbury; and Charles E. Layfield of Laurel. She is also survived by a sister, June Truitt; two special friends, Roni Lane of Salisbury and Charles E. Layfield of Laurel; and several nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren: Robbie, Chris, William, Franny, Keith, Michelle, Alicia, Jr., Garry, Bob, Curtis, Jennifer, and Ray; and 19 great grandchildren, all very dear to her heart. A very special thank you goes to Robbie Layfield and Jessica Cecil for their thoughtfulness.A funeral service was held Thursday, Sept. 27, at Short Funeral Home, Delmar, where family and friends called one hour prior to the service. Interment was held following the service at Wicomico Memorial Park in Salisbury. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Norma Jane Cordrey, 86 Norma Jane Cordrey of Delmar, Del. died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at Delmar

Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Delmar, she was the daughter of Louis and Edith Adkins, who predeceased her. Norma Jane was a homemaker who loved cooking for her family and friends. Her cookies and cakes were always a treat. She was a member of St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Delmar. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Charles W. Cordrey; and two sons, Charles Brian Cordrey and Jeff Cordrey and his wife Susan. Norma is also survived by four nieces, Elaine Moore, Susan Tull, Janice Hoffman and Cheryl Yamera; and two nephews, Dean Adkins and Bryce Brown. A graveside funeral service was held on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at St. Stephen’s Cemetery in Delmar. The Rev. Marsha Carpenter officiated. In memory of Mrs. Cordrey, contributions may be sent to St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, 101 East State Street, Delmar, DE 19940. Arrangements were in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Betty Joseph, 82 Betty Joseph of Delmar, Del., and formerly of Laurel, passed away on Sept. 17, 2007 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury, Md. Betty was the daughter of Helen Morris Reynolds, who predeceased her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry P. Joseph. Betty retired from the cafeteria at Milford Manor House and was a past member of Laurel Weslyan Church. She is survived by several cousins and an aunt, Louise Monaco. Graveside services were held at Odd Fellows Cemetery in Laurel on Sept. 20. The Rev. Todd Crawford officiated.

John Clayville, 52 John Richard Clayville of Greenwood died Monday, Sept. 17, 2007 at his residence. Born in Milford, John was the son of Cora E. Green and Raymond W. Clayville, who predeceased him. A graduate of Seaford High School, he was a truck driver for National Concrete Company of Greenwood. He liked old tractors and attended many auctions. He is survived by two brothers and their wives, Edward R. and JoAnn Clayville and Alan and Peggy Clayville of Seaford; a niece and nephew, Teresa Clayville and Alan Clayville, Jr. of Laurel; and an uncle, Rodney Green of Lewes. Graveside services were held Sept. 20 at Conley’s United Methodist Church Cemetery, Lewes. The Reverend Roland E. Tice officiated. Arrangements were by Watson-Yates Funeral Home, Seaford.


Organist Dr. Jeannine Jordan has performed around the world, and will visit Grace Baptist Church Oct.2.

‘From Sea to Shining Sea’ to be presented at Grace Baptist “From Sea to Shining Sea,” an event exploring the first 200 years of the organ in the United States, will be presented at Grace Baptist Church, 805 Atlanta Road, Seaford, on Tuesday evening, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. The artists, Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, and David Jordan, visual artist, take the audience on a narrated musical and visual historical journey with fascinating anecdotes, out-of-the-ordinary American compositions and eye-catching visuals. More than an organ concert, more than a history lesson, more than pretty pictures, the program gives persona to the history of American organ music. Stories of duels fought by organists, travel by oxcart to deliver organs to remote places in the wilderness, Native Americans being entranced by the sounds of “singing children in a box” and young women organists being the musical start of their world, serve to create vivid pictures of the organists of the era. Images help place the audience in cities, churches, and homes, and the music played brings the listener closer to the artistic life of the colonies and the fledgling United States. Sponsored by the Southern Delaware and Salisbury Chapters of the American Guild of Organists, the program presents intriguing history in an entertaining educational manner from the perspective of musicians, their instruments and their music. “As an immigrant, ‘From Sea to Shining sea’ gave me a history lesson through music and picture...,” “My 20-year-old

loved the battle pieces and stories of General Washington...,” “The organ music was terrific - well played and interesting...,” “I left wanting more,” all comments from audience members at a recent presentation. The program is designed for all ages, for organists and music lovers, history buffs and educators, anyone looking for an evening of enjoyment. Jeannine Jordan, the organist of the performance team, started research on the topic of early American organ music while earning her doctorate degree in organ performance and music history from the University of Oregon. This study led to further research and collaboration with media artist, David Jordan, to create “From Sea to Shining Sea.” Dr. Jordan has performed throughout the United States and around the world, including Zimbabwe, Columbo, Sri Lanka, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and American Samoa, captivating audiences with her unique and creative programming. The Jordans recently presented this production at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, S.C., and as part of the Region VIII American Guild of Organists’ Convention in Portland, Ore. They will also be presenting it next week on the “Concerts for a Cause Series” at Old Presbyterian Meeting House in Alexandria, Va., and at Monumental United Methodist Church in Portsmouth, Va. More information on both artists and their work can be found by visiting their websites at and


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Entertainment SU’s Sea Gull Century bicycling event returns Salisbury University’s 19th annual Sea Gull Century returns on Saturday, Oct. 6. The event brings some 6,000 cyclists to Delmarva, where they’ll enjoy the Shore’s scenery, get plenty of exercise and boost the economy during the largest single-day tourism event in Wicomico County. A 100-kilometer (64 miles) or 100-mile ride, the Sea Gull Century is a “Best Bicycling in America” event that has been named among the top 10 century rides in the nation by Bicycling magazine. The Ride Magazine has called the century “one of the

prettiest big rides in America.” SU’s Perdue School of Business has estimated the event’s annual economic impact on the Lower Eastern Shore at $2.5 million. Starting and ending at Salisbury University, the Sea Gull Century began 18 years ago when a group of 68 cycling enthusiasts banded together to develop a 100-mile century ride. Also a favorite is the annual Sea Gull Century print. This year’s design is by Annie Marcotte, a graphic design major at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Her original painting, Jim’s

Bike, was based on a bicycle owned by a neighbor, who rode it in the Century. Prints from past years and other Century merchandise is available on ride day or online at This year’s Century offers two routes: the Assateague Century (100 miles) and the Princess Anne Metric (64 miles). Always popular Sea Gull Century attractions, the rest stops feature plenty of high carbohydrate food and eclectic music: Milburn Landing overlooks the beautiful Pocomoke River; Assateague Island is the 62-mile point for the 100-milers, offering a panoramic

view of the Atlantic Ocean and a chance to glimpse the famous Assateague wild ponies; and at Adkins Mill Pond, riders fill up on pie à la mode before the final leg home. Based on advance registrations, this year’s Century will feature riders throughout the United States and abroad, including Maine, Colorado and the Virgin Islands. Proceeds from the ride support many organizations and programs both on campus and in the community. Donations to the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity have exceeded $100,000 as a result of

century contributions. Cyclists and their traveling companions begin arriving in Salisbury Friday, Oct. 5, when there will be an informal ride to the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. On Saturday, Oct. 6, riders leave the University on a showand-go start from 7-9 a.m. on one of the two routes. Sunday, Oct. 7, caps off the weekend with informal rides to the Red Roost and Old Mill crab houses. Registration is $75 and may be made online at For more information, call 410-5482772.

Three decades of history to be presented through photographs Three decades of history through the lens of Associated Press photographer, Henry D. Burroughs, will be presented in the community room at the Seaford District Library on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. His widow, Margaret Wohlgemuth Burroughs, will speak and sign copies of the book. The book, “Close-ups of History,” consists

of more than 100 photographs accompanied by commentary which is so personal it makes the reader feel as if he or she had been at the scene of the event at the time. Burroughs covered seven Presidents of the United States from Franklin Roosevelt to Gerald Ford both in the White House and in their travels. His accountings of the care taken not to show

Roosevelt in his wheel chair and the efforts made to show him standing are most interesting. The years with the Kennedys in the White House also netted fascinating photos and comments. Burroughs said president Truman was a warm, down-to-earth, decisive man, who had a great fondness for the news photographers. In the four-year tour he

had in postwar Germany from 1945 to 1949 he witnessed the sentencing of Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, the Nuremberg trails, and the Berlin blockade. Henry Burroughs died in January 2000. The book was compiled and edited by Margaret Burroughs with the cooperation of the Associated Pres. In her introduction she says,

Antique Roadshow to be held The Laurel Historical Society will host an Antique Appraisal Fair on Saturday, Oct. 13 at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Parish House, 600 S. Central Ave, in Laurel from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. As part of the society’s 30th anniversary celebration, proceeds will be used to replace the roof on the Cook House, the society’s headquarters, and to continue the restoration of the Studley House museum. The public is invited to bring antiques, collectibles, or items of interest to the event to have local appraisers informally describe and evaluate them as to quality, condition, and approximate value. Appraisals will be informal, as experts will not offer written or measured descriptions but rather a verbal opinion of worth. The admission donation is $5 per person, which includes one free appraisal. Each additional appraisal will cost $5 per item. There is no limit to the number of items that can be brought, so participants are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity. These informal appraisals are strictly informational and are not intended for re-sale or insurance purposes. The first 35 attendees will receive a free gift of an antique telephone insulator, gener-

ously donated by an anonymous society member. Antique experts will cover a wide array of subjects. Meg Lawrence Fillmore, of Laurel, co-owner of “Bead My Love,” will evaluate textiles, fabrics, and quilts. Leonard J. Garigliano, Salisbury, Md., will share his knowledge of swords, guns, and military items. Evard B. Hall of “Evard B. Hall Auctions and Appraisals” in Greenwood, will examine 18th and 19th century decorative arts. Also from Greenwood will be Gary Manlove, owner of “Manlove’s Choice Antiques.” Mr. Manlove’s specialty is furniture. Jewelry and other fine items will be appraised by Shirley and Louis O’Neal of “O’Neal’s Antiques and Jewelry,” Laurel. Eric Wilke, owner of “Blue Hen Auction Company,” Dover will be available to appraise photography, books, and paper memorabilia. Rounding out the panel of experts is Laurel’s Harold “Gene” Wootten, who will offer his expertise on antique clocks. Appraisers will look at a wide variety of antiques in addition to their specific fields of expertise, so the public is encouraged to bring in all those curiosities that have them stumped.

he offers to all, his front-row seat to history. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase at the program for $40 per copy. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788. The program is sponsored by the Seaford Library Standing Committee and the Seaford Historical Society.

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Letters to the Editor Teachers deserve an apology

We would like to set the record straight regarding an anonymous submission from last week's paper about Laurel public school teachers. Mr. Richardson used this anonymous e-mail as the basis for his column. To clarify, there were indeed teachers present at [name omitted by editor] restaurant two Fridays ago. They were not intoxicated, however. Their restaurant receipts, in fact, demonstrate that they did not drink irresponsibly. Were they loud? To some ears, perhaps: it was an end-ofthe week gathering of employees, several of whom stayed for dinner. Another falsehood: The "faculty member" who is mentioned as being the most offensive to the anonymous writer is a Laurel School District parent, NOT a school district employee. This is a perfect example of why this newspaper — and most newspapers — have adopted a policy of not printing anonymous submissions. This incident also demonstrates the harm that can be done when assertions, most certainly damning ones, are not verified. Anonymous claims should be met with increased suspicion, not accepted as probable or, in this case, given credence by publishing them in a "news"-paper. The Laurel School District has exceptional teachers and support staff who work in partnership with the community and enjoy exceptional parental support. It was shocking to be the victims of a practice that we teach our students to avoid. Falsehoods masquerading as truth do not meet the high standards of journalism in a free, democratic society. Your readers deserve better. We would respectfully request that the paper issue an apology. Susan Darnell

First Grade Teacher, P. L. Dunbar Elementary School President, Laurel Education Association

Column destroys good momentum

I would like to respond to the commentary written in last week’s paper by Bryant Richardson. I will be certain to sign my name to what I write unlike the email he received. In a recent article written by Pat Murphy he mentions how positive things are happening for our school system. Then Mr. Richardson writes his article last week and shows how one person can destroy all the good momentum we have going. First, as a professional journalist, Mr. Richardson broke a unwritten rule by using parts of a letter from someone who did not even sign their letter. He says they did not sign their name for fear her child would be punished. How does he know this person did not have an axe to grind with one of the people involved in "the incident?" Second, if this person who wrote this letter had her children with her, why did she take them to a bar for dinner? A bar is a place for mature adults who are of the correct age to consume alcohol and to be joined by other adults in an adult atmosphere. The legal age to consume alcohol in the State of Delaware is 21 years of age. There are no students that I am aware of in our public school system that are 21 years

Stars’ Letters Policy All letters should include the writer’s name, address and phone number for verification purposes. Names will be published. No unsigned letters will be published. No letters which the management deems to be libelous will be published. The Star reserves the right to edit or reject any letters. Send your letters to Morning Star Publications, PO Box 1000, Seaford, DE 19973, or email morningstarpub of age. The place where this incident occurred is advertised as a bar. No doubt about it. They also have a very nice restaurant downstairs where they do not serve alcohol that has a more family friendly atmosphere. The article mentions that school faculty members were present and involved in this and were "making a scene." Again, Mr. Richardson was not present at this time and is commenting on something that the person involved is telling him without his first-hand knowledge and by a person who would not even sign their name. He continues to write that she says "tonight is a real eye opener to why we have some of the problems we have in our school system." Many if not most of the problems we have in our school system are problems that start at home. I have been a supporter of our school system, our school sports programs and of this paper for years. I will also speak out quickly when something goes on at our schools that is wrong and, yes, we do have school problems. But to think that any of this is caused by a group of teachers or faculty members that went to a bar to enjoy their personal time off and have a drink with friends is ridiculous. What Mr. Richardson has done with his writing is to open up a big bag of worms and [provide] an excuse for every parent to use for long into the future every time something happens at school. He ends his column with a few questions that I would also like to attempt to answer. Maybe Mr. Richardson leads a perfect life and does not indulge in anything he calls "public scenes." If so, that is fine. But to condemn others for their behavior on their time that has no effect on what they do during the day is wrong and truly without basis. Kids learn respect at home first and the problem is we expect our school system to be a fix all, do all and that is not what it is. He talks of role models. What a great subject to talk about now with professional athletes involved in drugs, steroids, dog fighting, etc. Look at pop singers, rappers, etc. that have been arrested for drugs, DWIs, car accidents, etc. Our teachers are not perfect but I happen to be personal friends with many teachers, coaches and faculty members and I am proud of what they accomplish with what they have to work with.

In support of our school system, staff and teachers I will ask Mr. Richardson to publish a public apology in this paper for making a huge mistake in what he wrote in his last column. If he chooses not to, then I will discontinue any future advertising in this paper and ask other businesses in the Laurel area to do the same thing. David L Brown

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This is a letter to the editor. I have been concerned. It has saddened me to see the direction the Star newspaper has taken as of late. It would seem that its original agenda of lifting up citizens has given way to the politics of Hollywood. Who would have thought that would happen to our great little town’s newspaper? As a Town Councilwoman I have had to overlook many attacks and do what is best for the citizens of Laurel that I represent. After speaking with Mr. Calio on occasion, I felt he had a right to his opinion. This is true, however, I find his choice of words in his last article insulting to my intelligence. I have enjoyed working with his son, however, I do not take sides! I won’t take sides! It is not about being a politician or sides! Those days are gone as far as I am concerned. I am not going to waste my time or anyone else’s with that philosophy. This town is on the move and we don’t have time for negative thinking. We have many long neglected problems to address and solutions to find. I am not, nor am I a “yes” person to anyone. (Oh well maybe my husband sometimes, if he asks nice.) I think Mr. Calio’s comments served no purpose other [than to] insult and clearly showed his lack of real knowledge. Perhaps he should try for a change to lift others up instead, to inspire others to show compassion. I have learned that is not a sign of weakness. In the last four and one half years I have watched our Mayor John Shwed as he tried to help lift others up, inspired others to learn, to do the impossible. In short Mr. Calio our mayor has been a leader, a volunteer who gives his time to others. I can’t tell you the number of hours he has given to others. He has earned, not asked, for my respect. I have to ask myself, could it be that he, as a human being, has gifts others are perhaps jealous of? It is not always an easy thing to put your personal feelings aside and do what is best for the town’s citizens. Time and time again I have seen the quiet calm reserve of Mayor Shwed as he handled some pretty tough issues. We have been working well as a council for more than a year and a half under his leadership. Soon we will have a new town manager on board. One would have to wonder is selling newspapers worth the price? Do we really want to be like Hollywood? I would add it has been an honor to serve and work with our Mayor and Council and citizens. Terry L. Wright

President of Council, Town of Laurel

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We have followed with interest the story of the conjoined twins and their mother. We applaud Elizabeth warmly and praise her for her stamina and constancy, her long drives to the hospital. We praise God for his care and direction through successful surgery, which is a testimony of His provision: the knowledge and skills that the medical people employed originated in Him. We pray continually for Liz and the twins in many ways: healing, future, fatherlessness. We continue to pray that the father "wake up" and exhibit love and support for his twins and their mother. One thing is missing, however. We understand that the Pregnancy Care Center in Georgetown has supported her very strongly, yet there's no mention in her reportage. We also understand that people were interested in her situation, but she opted to "go it alone." Thank you for your coverage. [On a separate issue] my response to Frank Calio's article about expecting dirty politics in 2008 is very one-sided. In his first column, when he resumed writing, he decried partisanship, clannishness — chauvinism if you will — rather than Americanism. Very good, at least ideally. In today's column (Sept. 13) he notes that dirty politics characterize both political parties. So all of his examples are of Republican misdeeds — of which there are indeed many. Surely the Democrats are quite less than "squeaky-clean." A previous, good, insightful article concerned manipulating and gouging gasoline prices. One has to be blind, or at least insensitive, to prices to not recognize that such is indeed the case. But, why not concede the point of increased government regulation, and of seasonal changes in gas composition as minor factors, rather than denying their existence? These factors are also excuses for the "shakers and movers" to gouge and manipulate. The article about the almost-sale of the restaurant in Laurel was good reporting, well written. But, given the column, one begins to question the truth of the article/report. And one begins to question the STAR itself. Thank you. Jack Lucia


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The Seaford District Library would like to thank all the artists and patrons who participated in the Seaford Art Show. Thanks to them the show was a great success. Through them we were able to show the community that art can be found in different forms in our area. We would like to thank Mr. Kisela for supplying us with the inspiring music from his dulcimer and Sweet Serenity for their delectable chocolates. And, as always, a heart felt thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the show perfect. Amber Motta

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bean size bits of butter, about 10 times. Add the egg and pulse 1 to 2 times; don’t let the dough form into a ball in the machine. (If the dough is very dry add up to a tablespoon more of cold water.) Remove bowl from the machine, remove the blade and bring the dough together by hand. Form the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 1 hour. Put the lemon juice in a medium bowl. Peel, halve and core the apples. Cut each half into 4 wedges. Toss the apple with the lemon juice. Add the sugar and toss to combine evenly. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the apples, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to simmer, about 2 minutes. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the apples soften and release most of their juices, about 7 minutes. Strain the apples in a colander over a medium bowl to catch all the juice. Shake the colander to get as much liquid as possible. Return the juices to the skillet, and simmer over medium heat until thickened and lightly caramelized, about 10 minutes. In a medium bowl, toss the apples with the reduced juice and spices. Set aside to cool completely. (This filling can be made up to 2 days ahead and refrigerated, or frozen for up to 6 months.) Cut the dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half of dough into a disc about 11 to 12 inches wide. Layer the dough between pieces of parchment or wax paper on a baking sheet, and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes. Place a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan with one of the discs of dough, and trim it so it lays about 1/2 inch beyond the edge of the pan. Put the apple filling in the pan and mound it slightly in the center. Brush the top edges of the dough with the egg. Place the second disc of dough over the top. Fold the top layer of dough under the edge of the bottom layer and press the edges together to form a seal. Flute the edge as desired. Brush the surface of the dough with egg and then sprinkle with sugar. Pierce the top of the dough in several places to allow steam to escape while baking. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes. Bake the pie on a baking sheet until the crust is golden, about 50 minutes. Cool on a rack before serving.

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LEGALS FOR SALE ACCEPTING BIDS The Town of Bridgeville is accepting sealed bids for the sale for Two Lockwood Center Pivot Irrigation Rig Systems, three & four tower, with end guns, drop nozzles, good tires, drive motors, diesel engine, pump and generator. Questions may be directed to Phillip Mowbray at 302258-5437. Deadline to bid: October 12, 2007. Send bids ATTN: Bonnie Walls, Town Manager, Town of Bridgeville, 101 N. Main St., Bridgeville, DE 19933. The Town of Bridgeville reserves the right to reject any and all bids. 9/27/2tc

PUBLIC HEARING The Commissioners of Bridgeville will hold a public hearing to afford interested parties of 40 Church Street, Bridgeville, Delaware, an opportunity to show cause why the accessory buildings investigated by the Dangerous Building Inspection Committee should not be declared to be a hazard to life and property and why they should not be ordered to be demolished. The Public Hearing is scheduled for 7:00 P.M., or as soon as possible thereafter at the monthly Commission Meeting on Monday, October 8, 2007, at Town Hall, 101 N. Main Street, Bridgeville, Delaware. COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE JOSEPH T. CONAWAY COMMISSION PRESIDENT 9/27/2tc

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TOWN OF LAUREL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Please take notice that a public hearing will be held on: Monday, October 15, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. In the Laurel Fire Department, 205 Tenth Street, Town of Laurel, Laurel, De. The public hearing will be conducted by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Laurel, with respect to an application of Samanda Properties of Delaware II, LLC, for a Large Parcel Development Overlay District (LPD-OD) on certain property north of the Town’s present boundaries proposed to be annexed into the Town of Laurel (Tax Parcel Nos. 2-32 12.00-65 & 74), known as Village Brooke East (former Neal Property). All interested persons are invited to attend said public hearing and present their views. Additional information, including copies of the Master Plan submission, and other pertinent documents, may be reviewed at Town Hall during regular business hours. Mayor and Council of Laurel, Delaware 9/271tc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING LITTLE CREEK HUNDRED Subd. #2006-40 Notice is hereby given that the County Planning and Zoning Commission of Sussex County will hold a public hearing on Thursday evening, OCTOBER 25, 2007, in the County Council Chambers, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware, on the application of REINERT, TIRINO, THORP, L.L.C. to consider the Subdivision of land in an AR-1 Agricultural Residential District in Little Creek Hundred, Sussex County, by dividing 25.27 acres into 11 lots, and a variance from the maximum allowed cul-desac length of 1,000 feet, located east of Road 458, 1,400 feet north of Road 464. Planning and Zoning public hearings will begin at 6:00 P.M. Text and maps of this application may be examined by interested parties in the County Planning and Zoning Office, Sussex County Administrative Building, Georgetown, Delaware. If unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted but must be received prior to the public hearing. For additional information contact the Planning and Zoning Department at

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LEGAL NOTICE On OCTOBER 22, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., Laurel Storage Center - Road 468, Laurel, Delaware will conduct a sale pursuant to Title 25, DEL. C. And 49044905. The contents of the following Bin’s will be sold: Bin #31 Linda Carmine; #34 Beverly Harper; #20 Patrick Fales; #109 Lavonne Bland; #153 Larry Faist; #168 Mark Jones Sr.; #207 Juanita Taylor; #222 Justin and Connie Buchwalk. Call office on day of sale to confirm, (302) 875-5931. 9/20/2tc

NOTICE Estate of Frances Hackett Adams, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of Frances Hackett Adams who departed this life on the 7th day of May, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Bruce D. Spicer on the 18th day of September, A.D. 2007, 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 7th day of January, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: Bruce D. Spicer 27424 Patriot Dr., Salisbury, MD 21802 Attorney: P. Kristen Bennett, Esq. Tunnell & Raysor 30 East Pine St. Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 9/27/3tc

NOTICE Estate of S. Jeanette Bradley, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Testamentary upon the estate of S. Jeanette Bradley who departed this life on the 29th day of August, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto PNC Bank, Delaware on the 7th day of September, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Executor without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to ex-

hibit and present the same duly probated to the said Executor on or before the 29th day of April, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Executor: PNC Bank, Delaware Att: Amy Davis Vice President 222 Delaware Ave., 18th Floor, Wilmington, DE 19899 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 9/20/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Kevin L. Morris, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Kevin L. Morris who departed this life on the 13th day of July, A.D. 2007 late of Delmar, DE were duly granted unto Jacob D. Morris on the 31st day of August, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator on or before the 13th day of March, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf.

PAGE 37 Administrator: Jacob D. Morris 8737 Bacons Rd., Laurel, DE 19956 Attorney: Michele Procino-Wells, Esq. 225 High St. Seaford, DE 19973 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 9/13/3tc

NOTICE Estate of Karen L. Collins, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that Letters of Administration upon the estate of Karen L. Collins who departed this life on the 25th day of July, A.D. 2007 late of Seaford, DE were duly granted unto Lewis L. Collins on the 4th day of

September, A.D. 2007, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are required to make payments to the said Administrator without delay, and all persons having demands against the deceased are required to exhibit and present the same duly probated to the said Administrator on or before the 25th day of March, A.D. 2008 or abide by the law in this behalf. Administrator: Lewis L. Collins 9404 Tharp Rd., Seaford, DE 19973 Attorney: James D. Griffin, Esq. Griffin & Hackett, P.A. P.O. Box 612 Georgetown, DE 19947 David L. Wilson Register of Wills 9/13/3tc

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Health Many minor birth defects are genetic By Anthony Policastro, M.D

There are many common minor birth defects that are inherited in a dominant fashion. That means that they are usually passed from the parent that has them to half of the children. Some of them are very common. One example of a common defect is something called Morton’s foot. This is when the big toe appears to be shorter than the other toes. It is really the bone in the foot that is shorter. It just makes the big toe look shorter. It is seen very often. It is of little significance. However, it can cause arthritis in the toe from repeated jumping. Thus these individuals should not plan to be basketball players. Another inherited foot abnormality is called syndactyly. This is when the second and third toes of the feet are fused together. This is also of little significance. It could be a problem if the individual decides to be a professional ballerina. Otherwise, it does not matter. A third foot abnormality is called clinodactyly. This is when the end of one of the toes is bent inward. It usually occurs with the second toe or the fifth toe. Usu-

Another common condition goes by the name of polydactyly. This refers to having part of an extra finger present at birth. ally the parents have the same toe affected. A common birth defect of the ear is called the preauricular pit. These are small pits located at the top and front of the ear. They almost look like a piercing. Most of the times, they cause no problems. Occasionally, they can connect to a cyst. When that happens, the cyst can get infected. However, we do nothing but watch them. In the past some people tried to put a probe into them and see if they ended in a cyst. All that happened was that they might find a very long passageway that then got irritated from their probing. We do not do that any more. Another common condition goes by the name of polydactyly. This refers to having part of an extra finger present at

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birth. It is usually not a complete finger. It is usually only a piece of a finger. It is usually attached to the pinky of the hand. Polydactyly is interesting because it has incomplete penetrance. This is a medical term. It means that some of affected individuals will have it and some will not. It gives the appearance of skipping generations. Someone can be a carrier but not show the extra finger. Some of these individuals can have syndactyly of the fingers as well. Their fingers may be fused together. When I examine a newborn and find these, I tell the parents. The usual response is that they already know about it because one of the parents already has it. That makes it easy. However, sometimes, it is not that easy. I once examined a baby who had two fused toes. The mother asked me why. Her toes were extending out of the covers. My response was “well, you have fused toes”. She said: “I know I have it, but why does she have it.” She felt that this was due to something other than genetics. It is not. It is just a hereditary minor birth defect.

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Trinity Transport Inc. and Nemours Health & Prevention Services are proud to be partnering with the American Heart Association's Start! Campaign, a physical activity program to fight heart disease and stroke by getting people moving through workplace working programs. Participating in this program can significantly improve your health. We ask that you join us in the American Heart Association's Annual Sussex County Start! Heart Walk to show your commitment and support for this amazing cause. The 5K (3.1 miles) walk will raise money for research opportunities as well as education and awareness resources. The American Heart Association goal for this event is 1,000 walkers, so get a group together and register today. You can register online and find more information at or call 8567386. Contact Nemours at 302-4449173 with any questions and take charge of your health. The event will be Oct. 6, at Delaware Technical Community College, registration is at 9 a.m.

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Health Briefs Basket Bingo Nanticoke Health Services will hold a Longaberger Basket Bingo on Thursday, Sept. 27, starting at 7 p.m. at the Seaford Moose, located on Rt. 13A in Seaford. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Heart Association Heart Walk 2007. The evening will consist of 20 games and will feature several baskets including the Horizon of Hope sets, Medium Market, American Craft Woodland basket and several regular line baskets as prizes. Advance tickets are $20 per person, $25 at the door. Advance ticket includes a chance to win the Large Hamper and the 10” American Work basket, or one of the several door prizes. Nearly 30 chances to win. Refreshments will be available. For ticket information contact the EAC at 629-6611, ext. 2404, or

Nanticoke announces winners Nanticoke Health Services has announced the recipients of the 3rd annual Nanticoke Tributes for Healthcare Leadership, which honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the provision and improvement of healthcare in the communities of western Sussex County. The awards

will be presented at a dinner and reception on Nov. 1 from 6-9 p.m. at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville. The Founders Award will be presented to J. Leland Fox, MD. who is being honored for the instrumental role he played in the founding of the hospital. As a practicing physician, he identified the need for a hospital to serve the people of western Sussex County. This award will be presented posthumously to his family. The Charles C. Allen, Jr. Philanthropy Award is being awarded to Charles C. Allen, III. Charles "Chick" Allen has been an important part of Nanticoke in a variety of roles. He has led capital campaigns, served on the Board of Trustees, and been a strong advocate for Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in the community. He has been generous with both his time, talent and resources for decades. The Nanticoke Tributes will also recognize the two new inductees into the Nanticoke Physicians Hall of Fame. This award recognizes and honors physicians who have served their communities with dedication and distinction. This year, Daniel A. Alvarez, MD and William B. Cooper, MD will be presented with the Hall of Fame Award. These awards will be presented posthu-

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shops, jewelers, and even a pair of NASCAR Nextel Cup tickets for the June 1, 2008 race at Dover's Monster Mile. Community members are invited to attend the auction and support the AHA Heartwalk 2007. Winning bidders will be notified by phone, and all items must be paid for and picked up by 4 p.m. the day of the auction, or the next highest bidder will win the item. For a complete list of items up for auction, or if your business would like to donate an item or gift certificate, contact event organizer Nicole Truitt at 629-6611, ext. 2609. New contributions are arriving every day, but so far, we would like to thank the following businesses for their support: Rommel's Ace Hardware, Advance Auto Parts, Applebee's, Autozone, Bon Appetit, Broadcreek Medical Supply, The Dairy Bar, Dairy Queen, Delmarva Shorebirds, Designer's Edge, Dover International Speedway, Donn's Hair Alternative, Grotto's Pizza, Harley Davidson, Heritage Jewelers, The Look-in Glass Shoppe, Methodist Manor House Wellness Center, Mike's Clearance Center, Mountain Mudd Espresso, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Peninsula Home Health, Posey Palace, Riverview Food Court, Ruby Tuesday, Sal's Pizza, Seaford Bowling Lanes, and Superkicks.

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"Through on-site program participation and community outreach efforts, we have had an average of 600 contacts each month since relocating to our new facility on Rt. 24," said Landon. The Wellness CommunityDelaware is seeking additional sponsors for the Red Balloon Hoedown. Sponsors play an intricate role in allowing The Wellness Community-Delaware to continue to provide vital support

programs for people in Sussex County touched by cancer. For more information on sponsorships or to purchase tickets, contact Barbara Smith or Jo Wilkins by calling The Wellness Community at (302) 645-9150. Tickets may also be purchased online at All proceeds from the event will fund support programs for people with cancer and their families in Sussex County.

Stroke support group Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer free monthly Stroke Support Group meetings designed for individuals who have survived a stroke and their families and caregivers. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. The meetings will consist of guest speakers and breakaway

sessions, in which caregivers and survivors will meet in two groups to discuss concerns, provide support and networking. Refreshments will be provided. Sheila Brant and Joan Burditt, cccupational therapists at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, will facilitate the support group meetings. Pre-registration is not required. For more information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, ext.


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Red Balloon Hoedown The Wellness CommunityDelaware is celebrating its growth in Sussex County with a hoedown. Kick up your heels to country music favorites with Brian K. Hall of the CAT Country morning DJ team. The Red Balloon Hoedown will be held Friday, Oct. 19, from 7-11 p.m. at the Baycenter in Dewey Beach. Event sponsors include Delmarva Broadcasting, Cape Gazette and the Tunnell Cancer Center. The event is an opportunity to pay tribute to people in Sussex County whose lives have been touched by cancer. This year, caregivers will also be honored. Tickets are $50 per person and include a tribute balloon that will be displayed at the event. "All of the programs at The Wellness Community are offered at no charge, so the Red Balloon Hoedown is an important fundraiser for us," said Suzanne Landon, Event chair. Landon, a breast cancer survivor, emphasized that there is a tremendous need in Sussex County for the cancer support services provided by The Wellness Community - Delaware.

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Laurel Star Sports Delmar football team blanks St. Elizabeth, 29-0; moves to 3-0 By Daniel Richardson

Laurel running back Blake Hare goes up the middle as Sussex Tech’s Tyrone Hickman (25) and Darius Sivels (21) make the tackle during last Friday’s game. Hare scored a touchdown in overtime to help pace the Bulldogs in a 21-20 win. Photo by Mike McClure

It’s deja vu as Bulldogs win over Tech, 21-20 By Pat Murphy Before a packed stadium at Sussex Tech High School the Laurel Bulldogs eked out a 21-20 win for the second week in a row. To make it even more interesting the Bulldogs again won it on a failed extra point, this time it was missed in overtime. “I’ll take it,” said Laurel coach Ed Manlove who was thrilled with his first win at the Sussex Tech field in his six years at the helm of the Bulldogs. Two years ago the Bulldogs lost a 28-27 decision to the Ravens there. Both the Ravens’ and Bulldogs’ defense came up big as Laurel was held to 178 total yards while Tech had only 197. The Ravens took the initial kickoff at the 20 yard line and Sean Hopkins ran it out to the 47. Right away the Bulldog defense showed their spunk as Tyrell Whitney stopped the Ravens along with a bat-

ted pass by Rashawn Felder and it was three downs and out for the Ravens. The Ravens were also up to the task as an alert Jamar Beckett pounced on a missed snap and the Ravens had the ball back. After seven plays and a holding penalty Tech scored on a six-yard pass to Sean Hopkins by Tech quarterback Josh Marshall. Seth Hastings’ extra point made it 7-0 Ravens at the 5:13 mark of the first quarter. On the next series of plays Sussex Tech’s George Godwin picked up a loose ball and ran to the 28 yard line after a Laurel drive. But on the next play, Bulldogs’ linebacker Josh Kosiorowski picked off a little flare pass and ran it 35 yards for the score making it 7-7 as the quarter ran down following Kyle Brown’s extra point. The second quarter of this game

Delmar moved to 3-0 on Friday as they shut out St. Elizabeth, 29-0. After a defensive first half that produced no points for either team, Delmar started off the second half with a 38-yard touchdown run by running back Tevin Jackson. The extra point was blocked. On their very next possession, Delmar faced third down and 14. Quarterback Matt Campbell handed the ball off to Jackson, who ran 70 yards for a second big touchdown. Jackson then ran in a two-point conversion to give Delmar a 14 point lead. On Delmar’s third possession of the half, Jackson again had a big run, but was tackled one yard shy of the end zone. On the next play, Campbell put the ball back in Jackson’s hands and provided the block as Jackson ran the extra yard needed to put Delmar up 20-0. Delmar stretched their lead to 22 points after Campbell ran in a two-point conversion. St. Elizabeth finally made it to the red zone when they drove the ball to Delmar’s five yard line at the end of the fourth quarter, but an attempted touchdown pass was intercepted by Fernandes Batson, who ran 98 yards for Delmar’s final score. The extra point gave Delmar a 29 - 0 victory over previously undefeated St. Elizabeth.

Delmar junior running back Tevin Jackson ran for 289 yards and three touchdowns in his team’s 29-0 win over St. Elizabeth last week. Photo by Daniel Richardson

Jackson racked up 289 yards, 242 it the second half alone.

Continued on page 45 Laurel defenders Rashawn Felder (15), Tyrell Whitney (72), Jerry Henry (36), and Cody Bristow (23) look to the sideline during a break in the action. Photo by Mike McClure

The Delmar varsity football team makes its way onto the football field during last week’s home win over St. Elizabeth. The Wildcats visit Archmere this Saturday and have only two remaining home games during the regular season. Delmar moved to 3-0 with the 29-0 win. Photo by Daniel Richardson

Laurel grad Candace Gaull named offensive player of week Washington College junior attack Candace Gaull (Laurel, Del./Laurel HS) has been named the Centennial Conference Offensive Field Hockey Player of the Week for the week ending September 23. Gaull scored at least one goal in all three games of a 2-1 week for the Shorewomen. She scored once in a 3-2 win at Villa Julie Tuesday and once in a 4-2 loss at 19thranked Franklin & Marshall Friday. She then fired in three goals for her first career hat trick in a 4-2 win at Marywood Sunday.

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Seaford Star Sports

Seaford runners dominate the start of the cross country meet with Cambridge last week. The Jays runners finished first through fifth place to win the boys’ meet 1545. Photo by Gene Bleile

Seaford boys’ cross country team is now 3-0, Jays’ girls’ team is 1-2 By Gene Bleile

Seaford’s Yvens St. Phard tries to sweep left but is tackled for little gain by Brian DeCollo of Archmere. The Jays lost 28-18, but had 363 total yards of offense for the game. Photo by Gene Bleile

My’Keal Purnell rushes for 230 yards and two touchdowns, in Jays’ loss By Gene Bleile In a game that was a lot closer than the score indicates, the Seaford Blue Jays had a chance to knock off one of the state’s top ranked teams last Friday night at Bob Dowd Stadium. Archmere got on the board first at the seven minute mark in the first quarter at 7-0, but the Jays answered back five minutes later on a nine play drive, which was capped off with a five-yard run by My’Keal Purnell. The two point run failed, but Seaford was still in the ball game at 7-6. Early in the second period, the Jays put together an 11 play drive, which gave

them a 12-7 lead, when Spencer Coulbourn scored on a quarterback keeper from three yards out. The Auks answered back with a seven play drive that hit pay dirt, when quarterback Frank Kurek, hit wide receiver Kyle Brown for the first of three touchdown receptions on the night. With under two minutes left in the period, Seaford was driving again, but a fumble on their own 34 yard line, set up the Auks’ second touchdown pass on the very next play. At the half, it was Archmere 21, Seaford 12. In the third period, both teams swapped touchdowns. The Auks hit their

Last Wednesday, the boys’ cross country started their Henlopen Conference season with a win over Smyrna 20-40 and a non-conference win over St. Thomas More 15-49. The girls’ team defeated St. Thomas More 22-34 for their first win of the year, but lost their conference matchup with Smyrna 33-22. “It was a good showing by both teams and each had solid performances in the first dual meets of the season,” head coach Vince Morris said after the meet. “The boys employed a tight pack posting six of seven scoring runners in the top ten to defeat both Smyrna and St. Thomas More. Spencer Noel turned in the performance of the day, setting another personal record time (18.42) and finishing second overall for the Jays.” Senior Lindsay James finished first for the girls with a time of 22.11 and Morris was “impressed with her dramatic come from behind surge to win the race.” Sara Manzana and Jennifer Hoffman finished fifth and sixth respectively, both personal record performances, “that enabled the girls’ team to edge St. Thomas More for their first win of the season,” Morris emphasized. Meet results: Boys- 2. Barrett Smith, 18.26; 3. Spencer Noel, 18.42; 4. Andrew

Hoffman, 18.50; 5. Matt Seaton, 18.59; 6. Lee Mayer, 19.06; 7. Kirk Neal, 20.03. Additional times: Gernie Purnell, 20.47; Dan Flagg, 21.58; Korey Hearn, 22.36 PR; Derrick Cummings, 24.35 PR. Girls: Lindsay James, 22.11; Sara Manzana, 25.25 PR; Jennifer Hoffman, 25.40 PR; Jeanmarie Ferber, 27.22; Jessica Hill, 28.21; Megan Jones, 29.05; Savannah Jones, 32.04 PR; Macey Cordrey, 32.09 PR; Lindsay Chapman, 37.44. Last Friday, the boys remained undefeated with a decisive win over Cambridge South Dorchester High School 1545. The first five runners to cross the finish line were all Blue Jays, led by Barrett Smith (18.02), Andrew Hoffman (18.42), Spencer Noel (18.54), Matt Seaton (19.03), and Lee Mayer (19.12). Kirk Neal came in seventh (19.53) and Gernie Purnell finished in eleventh place (21.17). The girls’ team was not at full strength against the Vikings and lost a close meet 27-30. Lindsay James took first place (22.12) followed by Jennifer Hoffman fourth place (25.43), Jeanmarie Ferber fifth place (27.22), Megan Jones eighth place (28.48) and Mikalia Trammel thirteenth place (33.25). After the meet, Morris was happy with the effort both teams gave against the

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Continued on page 45 The Jays’ My’Keal Purnell scores his first touchdown against Archmere last Friday night at Bob Dowd Stadium. Purnell had another score in the second half. He finished the night with 230 yards rushing on 31 carries. Photo by Gene Bleile

The Lady Jays’ Lindsay James, center, leads the pack of cross country runners off the starting line last week against the Cambridge Lady Vikings. On the far right is Seaford’s Mikalia Trammell. Photo by Gene Bleile


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Woodbridge’s Heather Solomon looks to move the ball past Laurel’s Jenna Cahall during last week’s game. Photo by Mike McClure

Woodbridge and Laurel field hockey teams play to a 0-0 tie The Laurel-Woodbridge field hockey game ended in a 0-0 tie following a 10 minute sudden death overtime last Thursday in Bridgeville. Laurel held a 3-2 edge in corners in the first half before the Raiders opened the second half with three penalty corners. Laurel goalkeeper Ashley Zarello, who entered the game in the second half, stopped a shot by Heather Solomon. Laurel had a pair of corners late in the half including one with 25 seconds left in the game. With neither team scoring a goal, the game went into a seven on seven overtime period. The Bulldogs’ Kelsey Oliphant’s shot went wide left and goalie Taylor Oliphant made a save on a shot by Solomon. Solomon had the ball on a break away but her shot trickled wide right. Woodbridge’s Danielle Griffin shot one wide left on a corner and later knocked one in from outside the circle, but nobody inside the circle touched it. The game ended in a 0-0 tie following the conclusion of the overtime period.

GOING FOR THE BALL- Laurel receiver Josh Kosiorowski and Sussex Tech defensive back Sean Hopkins battle for the ball on an attempted pass during last week’s game. Kosiorowski had an interception return for a touchdown while Hopkins caught a pass for a score in the 21-20 Laurel win in overtime. Photo by Mike McClure

WILDCATS AND RAVENS- Above, Delmar’s Hali Ramey, left, and Sussex Tech’s Jara Pugh go for the ball during last Wednesday’s game in Georgetown. Below, Sussex Tech’s Lauren Joseph looks to move the ball past Delmar’s Lauren Massey, left, and Alison Bloodsworth during last Wednesday’s game in Georgetown. Delmar topped Sussex Tech, 4-2. See story on page 46. Photos by Mike McClure

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Seaford Stars of the Week

Male Athlete of the WeekTyler Ruark- Seaford Seaford’s Tyler Ruark had a solid all around game in the Blue Jays’ home loss to Archmere last Friday. Ruark caught four passes for 57 yards, had three kickoff returns for 71 yards, and ran for 22 additional yards.

Woodbridge’s Ted McLaughlin has the ball as teammate Derek Nennstiehl, right, looks for the pass during last Saturday’s home contest against St. Thomas More. Photo by Mike McClure

Female Athlete of the WeekKelsey Riggleman- Seaford Seaford senior Kelsey Riggleman paced the Blue Jays with three goals in a 4-1 win over Sussex Central last Tuesday. Riggleman has seven goals so far this season.

Honorable mention- Kelsey Hoch- Seaford; Lindsay James- Seaford; Heather Solomon- Woodbridge; Kelli Warner- Woodbridge; Chelsea Collison- Woodbridge; Ellen Rowe- Sussex Tech; Barrett Smith- Seaford; Spencer Noel- Seaford; Spencer Coulbourn- Seaford; My’Keal Purnell- Seaford; Josh Quinones- Woodbridge; Austin Perry- Woodbridge; Nazaret Garcia- Seaford; Oscar Castejon- Seaford; Trevor LeeSeaford; George Godwin- Sussex Tech; David Ricksecker- Sussex Tech; Sebastian Borror- Sussex Tech; Aris Reynoso- Sussex Tech; Dan Ash- Sussex Tech


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If it’s not in the Seaford Star, it’s not in the local paper. Seaford Soccer Booster Club to hold sub sale October 11

Woodbridge’s Kani Kane (7), Noah Perry (43), and Jo’quan Smith (10) hit Cape’s David Kennedy (44) during last Saturday’s Pop Warner Pee Wee football game. No results were submitted. Photo by Mike McClure

The Seaford Soccer Boosters will be holding a sub sale on Thursday, October 11, at St. John’s Untied Methodist Church. Members of the high school soccer team will be pre-selling 8” subs from September 17–28 at the cost of $6 per sub. A choice of ham or turkey will be available. Delivery will be available between 10 a.m. –1:00 p.m. to businesses and organizations. Individual orders may be picked up at St. John’s between 10 a.m. –1:00 p.m. To place an order, please contact any Seaford High School Soccer Player or contact Seaford Soccer Booster President Steve Halter at 628-0554 to place your order.

Lady Jays out-shoot Smyrna, but lose, 1-0, on the road By Gene Bleile The Lady Jays had their first road game of the young season against the Smyrna Eagles last Thursday and came away with a frustrating loss 1-0 after a decisive 4-1 win over Sussex Central earlier in the week. “We came out flat and played that way all afternoon,” head coach Robin Verdery said after the game. “We weren’t going to the ball and our defense wasn’t doing the job either, we had too many one-on-one break-aways to try and stop.” The Jays out-shot the Eagles, 9-6, but couldn’t get any thing to go into the cage all day. Smyrna hit their only score early in the first period on a shot by Jenna Dominick, which gave them the lead and eventually the win. Seaford’s goalie Erin Taylor recorded four saves for the afternoon. “ Our next game is against Woodbridge and we will be ready for them, I can assure you,” Verdery emphasized. That game is at Woodbridge field on Thursday, Sept. 27, starting at 4 p.m. The Lady Jays’ record is now 3-3 overall and 2-2 in conference.

Ross Higgins, left, is shown going for the ball during a recent soccer game between the Salisbury School Dragons and the Seaford Middle School. Photo by Tony Wilde

Woodbridge’s Logan Wescott passes the ball downfield during his team’s Pop Warner Pee Wee football home game last Saturday. Photo by Mike McClure

Woodbridge football team tops Smyrna, 16-14, for first win The Woodbridge varsity football team moved to 1-2 overall with a 16-14 non-conference win over Smyrna last Friday in Smyrna. A Woodbridge safety made the score 7-2 after one quarter of play. Josh Quinones scampered 89 yards for a touchdown and Austin Perry ran in the two-point conversion to make it 10-7. Perry added a 10-yard touchdown run in the third quarter before Smyrna tallied a touchdown and extra point to make the score 16-14. No additional information was sent to the Star on this game.


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BETWEEN THE LINES By Gene Bleile, Seaford Sports

LTC. Lee Merritt returns home from his fifth tour of duty in Iraq Last December, Lee Merritt, former center for the 1981 Blue Jay championship football team was unable to attend the 25th anniversary celebration with his teammates due to his fifth deployment to Iraq. Ten months later, I am happy and proud to report that Lee, a former student of mine, is finally home in the U.S. and last week visited his family and friends in Seaford for a few days. I caught up with him, his mom and dad, Doris and Wayne Merritt and his brother Lynn, who was also a center on the 1981 championship team, last Wednesday at the VFW for breakfast. Lee was on leave and was in town to see family, friends and thank supporters and business, who sent supplies, cards and letters to him and his troops. Lee arrived back in the states on Aug. 15 and returned home to his family, wife Anjel, 18 year old son, Kyle; and two daughters, Lindsay, 11 and Hannah, 8 years old at Fort Riley, Kansas. He was happy to be back with his family and emphasized “how awesome it was to have so much support from everyone in Seaford. The supplies, cards and letters from the adults and kids were great,” he added. “We had a brigade newsletter and I put a lot of those letters in each one, it was a touch of home.” LTC. Merritt is an ordinance logistics management officer in the 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and during this last tour in Baghdad, he earned his second Bronze Star. His command of over 1,500 men and women soldiers were responsible for delivery of fuel, vehicle

parts, oil, mail, food and bottled water to ground troops stationed in and around Baghdad. Under his watch, 2,500 successful patrols were accomplished and over 1.2 million miles were logged on numerous supply routes. He will remain at Fort Riley until the summer of 2008, when he will be reassigned to a Senior Service College in the U.S. to study strategic operational planning. His long range goal after his retirement is to teach high school and coach football. After breakfast, Lee presented my wife, Anne with a U.S. flag and certificate that read: The Flag of the United States of America is presented to Anne Bleile and Seaford Central Elementary School, Operation Iraqi Freedom 2006-2007 (Al Faw Palace) Baghdad, Iraq. This certifies that the accompanying flag was flown over the Headquarters of the Multi-National Corps-Iraq in your honor during Operation Iraqi Freedom. This flag and a hug for my wife, from Lee, was a thank you for all the supplies, cards and letters that were collected last spring at Central Elementary and shipped to Iraq. The flag and certificate will be presented to the students and faculty prior to Veterans Day. During a ceremony honoring LTC. Merritt last Friday, at Harley Davidson of Seaford, Lee was reunited with Ron Dickerson, his former coach of the 1981 state championship team. Ten months after the anniversary celebration and 26 years since the big game, Lee was home again. Thank you Lee for a job well done, you are an American hero.

Midfielder Daniel DeMott wins the ball with aggressive play against the Cape Henlopen Vikings last week. Seaford won the game 5-1. Photo by Gene Bleile

Blue Jay soccer team knocks off Cape Henlopen, 5-1 By Gene Bleile The Blue Jay soccer team wasted no time last Thursday night in righting their ship after a 5-0 loss to Caesar Rodney earlier in the week by soundly defeating Cape Henlopen, 51, at home. It was the first time in recent memory, that Seaford had three different players’ score, while the team’s leading scorer, Trevor Lee had no goals, but three assists in the game. Seaford got on the board first at the 21 minute mark in the first period, when Drew Venables, drilled home a shot, with an assist by Tim Halter. The Jays kept the attack in high gear and at the 14.18 mark, Nazerat Garcia, assisted by Trevor Lee, got his first goal of the night, then at the nine minute mark, Oscar Castrejon, again with an assist from Lee, got Seaford’s Oscar Castrejon (#16) takes his first goal of the night. The Jays had a comfortable 3-0 at the half, a shot on goal late in the second half against the Cape Henlopen goalie. but head coach Tim Lee put it all in perspec- Castrejon scored two goals in the tive to start the second half in the team huddle, Jays 5-1 win. Photo by Gene Bleile when he said, “don’t let up, don’t let them back in this ball game.” Twelve minutes into the second period, Castrejon, on another assist from Trevor Lee, scored his second goal of the night. But the Jays didn’t let up and Garcia punched home another goal on an assist by Christobal Trejo, to make it 5-0. The Vikings finally got on the board with a goal by Jose Membrano with less than five minutes left in the game. Seaford out-shot Cape 17-8 and had 5-0 corners over the Vikings. Blue Jays’ goalie, Andrew Halter had four saves for the night. “It was a satisfying win for us tonight, we had intensity and put the game away early,” Lee said after the game. “I was glad to see we had balanced scoring tonight, with three different players getting us on the board. We showed a lot of character tonight, coming off the loss to C.R.” The Jays’ record is now 4-2 overall and 3-1 in conference. Their next two games are Tuesday, Sept. 25 at Dover and a home game against Polytech on Thursday.

Woodbridge varsity field hockey team goes 1-1-1

LTC. Lee Merritt presents Anne Bleile with a flag, which was flown over Baghdad, as a thank you for her efforts to organize the Central Elementary students supply drive for his troops stationed in Iraq. The flag will be presented to the students at Central prior to Veterans Day. Photo by Gene Bleile

The Woodbridge varsity field hockey team defeated Delcastle, 4-2, on Saturday, Sept. 8 and fell to Lake Forest, 6-1, on Thursday, Sept. 13 in a pair of games that were held recently but were not reported to the Star prior to its deadline. The Raiders also finished in a 1-1 tie with St. Thomas More. On Saturday, Sept. 8, Kelsey Johnson scored off a feed from Heather Solomon, Danielle Griffin found Samantha Richey for the Raiders’ second goal, Solomon scored off a pass from Griffin, and Samantha Smith netted the team’s final goal with Chelsea Collison picking up the assist. Kelli Warner recorded nine saves for Woodbridge. On Thursday, Sarah Judy scored the Raiders’ lone goal while Warner made 19 saves. Last Saturday, Chelsea Collison scored a goal late in the first half to give Woodbridge a 1-0 lead. St. Thomas More, which had a 13-8 edge in corners, scored the tying goal with 5:30 left in the game. Warner made six saves while both teams had 16 shots.

MORNING STAR • SEPT. 27 - OCT. 3, 2007 Seaford cross country continued Vikings. “The boys team continues to roll with an impressive win here at home, placing six runners in the top seven, but the girls team could only place three in the top

Seaford’s Victor White (#22), George Blanchard (#62), and C.J. Martinez (#10) are set to gang tackle Archmere running back B.J. Tigani in the second period. Seaford lost to the Auks 28-18. Photo by Gene Bleile

Seaford football continued third touchdown pass, Kurek to Brown for 10 yards first, then near the end of the period, Purnell broke free around the left side of the Jays line and scored six to bring the score to 28-18. Late in the fourth quarter, the Jays fumbled for the third time in the game, this time at their goal line and another scoring drive came to a halt. The Jays were also hurt when they failed to

convert any points after each of their three touchdowns. Coulbourn had one of his best nights on offense, throwing for 104 yards (7 for 13) and scoring a touchdown on a threeyard run. Purnell finished the night with 230 rushing yards in 31 attempts for a 7.4 average per rush, but also had three fumbles in the game. Senior Tyler Ruark caught four passes

PAGE 45 five and it was not enough,” he concluded. The boys’ team is now 3-0 in overall and 1-0 in conference and the Lady Jays are now 1-2 overall and 0-1 in conference. Their next meet is Sept. 26 at Polytech High School.

Seaford’s Barrett Smith, top, takes first place in the cross country meet against Cambridge last week. Jays’ quarterback Spencer Coulbourn (#4) attempts a pass in the second period against the Auks last Friday night. Coulbourn was 7-13 with 104 yards passing for the night. Photo by Gene Bleile

for 57 yards and returned three kickoffs for 71 total yards. He also rushed for an additional 22 yards on the ground. Seaford finished with 363 yards total offense, but were hurt by the two fumbles, which re-

sulted in two Archmere touchdowns. The Blue Jays are now 0-3 overall and 0-0 in conference play. Their next game is away against the Milford Bucs on Friday, Sept. 28.


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OFFENSIVE LINE- Sussex Tech’s Tyler Justice (72) and Joe Casullo (71) are among the members of the offensive line shown blocking for quarterback Josh Marshall on a pass play last Friday against Laurel. Photo by Mike McClure Delmar’s Mallory Elliott dribbles the ball upfield during her team’s 4-2 win over Sussex Tech last week in Georgetown. Photo by Mike McClure

Delmar field hockey team defeats Sussex Tech, 4-2

Sussex Tech boys’ cross country team tops Milford, Dover The Sussex Tech boys’ cross country team defeated Milford, 19-36, and Dover, 2730, last Wednesday. Dave Ricksecker (17:03) placed first overall, Derek Kitchen (17:57) finished fourth, and Brian Singh (17:59) came in fifth. The girls’ team fell to Milford, 16-44, and Dover, 20-41 in Wednesday’s meet. Paige Collins (23:39) placed sixth overall and Carianne Flynn (24:50) was 11th for the Ravens.

By Mike McClure

Sussex Tech varsity soccer team blanks Laurel, 6-0

The Delmar field hockey team defeated the homestanding Sussex Tech Ravens, 4-2, last Wednesday, but it wasn’t easy. After dominating possession of the ball throughout the first half but scoring no goals, the Wildcats scored three straight goals only to have the Ravens net a pair of late game goals to pull within one. Delmar senior Ali Bloodsworth scored her second goal of the game on a corner with under two minutes left to seal the Wildcat win. “It was a well played game. We knew we were going to have a battle coming into this game,” Delmar head coach Linda Budd said. “It was a good win for us.” Delmar out-shot Sussex Tech, 16-3, and held a 7-0 advantage in corners in the first half, but the score remained 0-0 at the half. Raven goalie Caitlin Stone made 12 first half saves while Delmar’s Shannon Wilson had three stops. Delmar appeared to net a goal with 13:09 left in the first half but it was waived off. Amanda Campbell knocked the ball into the goal following what was ruled to be a Delmar violation (the ball hit a player’s foot) that went uncalled until after the goal was scored. Bloodsworth scored at 25:37 in the second half on Delmar’s second corner of the period. Katie McMahon followed with two straight goals (17:21 and 16:01) to give the Wildcats a 3-0 lead. Sussex Tech’s Ellen Rowe netted the first of her two goals with 11:20 left on a feed from Maxine Fluharty. The two teams exchanged corners until Wilson made a kick save on a shot by Lindsay Danz late in the game. The Ravens made things interesting when Rowe scored with two minutes remaining in the contest to make it 3-2. Delmar came right back with another goal by Bloodsworth on a corner with under two minutes left for the 4-2 win.

The Sussex Tech varsity soccer team topped Laurel, 6-0, last Thursday in Laurel. Aris Reynoso had a goal and an assist, Dan Ash netted two goals and dished out an assist, and Sebastian Borror added a goal and an assist. Dylan Pepper and Andrew Williamson each scored a goal and Nathan Zanks had an assist for Sussex Tech. Jamie Ruhl recorded 14 saves in goal for Laurel.

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Sussex Tech senior Julie Willette has the ball during her team’s home game against Delmar last week. Photo by Mike McClure

“I felt that we kind of let up in the second half. For 60 minutes of the game you have to play hard,” said Budd. “We just need to finish. I want us to be a first half and a second half team. We want to be a complete team.” “They just have to learn that they can’t play 10 minutes of the game. They have to play 60 minutes. The team (Delmar) is always well coached, always well skilled. I knew it was going to be a tough game,” Sussex Tech head coach Nancy Tribbitt said. “Once my girls kicked it in they played the way they know how to play. They played Sussex Tech ball. I knew that once we could get it up to our offense we’d be gone. We just struggled getting it to our offense.” Delmar held a 24-23 edge in shots and had 16 corners while Sussex Tech had six corners. Wilson recorded 19 saves and Stone made 16 saves. Delmar’s game at Laurel, originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, will be played on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m.

JOB Construction Athletics 10, Seaford Moose Yankees 9- Emil Gallo picked up the win on the mound for the Athletics and Riley Parker and Justin Metz each tripled. Seaford Moose Yankees 9, Warren Salvage Phillies 6- For the Yankees, Anthony Jefferson singled and scored two runs. Matt Chaffinch, Dustin Reeder, Noah Bibb and Doug Avery each scored a run and Jacob Rogers scored twice. Kasey Jones doubled and scored a run. For the Phillies, Cody Vazquez hit a home run. Tim Petrone was 2-2 with an RBI and a RS. Joshua Vazquez, Leslie Kennedy, Dale Breeding and Chris Adams each scored a run. JBS Construction Orioles 6, Warren Salvage Phillies 5- For the Orioles, Justin Hignutt tripled and scored three runs. Bruce Wardwell went 2-2 with a double and Nick Rosado, Brad D’armi and David Gray each scored a run. For the Phillies, Leslie Kennedy went 2-3 with a double and a run; Trey Warren had an RBI single and a run; and Philip Petrone went 2-2 with an RBI double. Joshua Vazquez singled and Dale Breeding and Ryan Adams each scored a run.

Sussex Tech senior Ellen Rowe quickly moves the ball upfield during her team’s game against Delmar last week. Rowe had two goals in the 4-2 loss. Photo by Mike McClure

MORNING STAR • SEPT. 27 - OCT. 3, 2007


Seaford Bowling Lanes Young Adults

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High games and series Jonathan Santon 249, 672 Cassie Wooters 238, 621

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Friday Trios High games and series Freddie Brown 294, 771 Deborah Dyson 249 Norma Lee Horne 683

Star High games and series Trey Milligan 243, 662

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High games and seriesJames Webb 164 Troy Paulson 314 Brad Morgan 314 Shelby Williams 165, 306

Mardel ABC High games and series Arlie Wooters 301, 772

Nite Owl High games and series Eric Patchett 268, 754

Wed. AM Mixed Shown (l to r) are the Delaware Roadrunners: front row- Skip Trivits (Greenwood), Casey Zitvogel (Bridgeville), Jacob Williams (Greenwood), Jordan Stanley (Seaford), and Josh Gorney (Milford); back row: Brooks Cahall (Seaford), Ed Zitvogel II - manager (Bridgeville), Trey Tyndall (Laurel), Hunter Absher (Seaford), Connor Cooper (Bethel), Chris Conaway (Georgetown), Paul Elliott (Laurel), Josh Hackney (Rehoboth), Brad Walker (Lewes), Tim Affayroux, and Ed Zitvogel. Missing: Dylan Shockley of Laurel.

Delaware Roadrunners take second in Riptide Rumble The Delaware Roadrunners 14U Select Baseball team reached the Championship game during the Riptide Rumble Tournament at Sports at the Beach last weekend. They went 1-1 on Saturday and then came back to win two games on Sunday to reach the championship game. Connor Cooper of Bethel pitched a no-hit shutout against a team from Pennsylvania winning 8-0 followed by a one hitter pitched by Hunter Absher of Seaford against the number one seed from New Jersey with the final score 15-1. The Roadrunners fell in the championship game 9-5 to a very good Slammers National team from New Jersey. The Roadrunners look to get back in the finals this weekend at the Fall Classic Tournament at Sports at the Beach.

High games and series Tim Beers 270, 729 Dennis Hoffman 270 Shirley Bramble 281, 733

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Eastern Shore Men High games and series Nicholas Wheatley 302, 780

Club 50

High games and series Adam Pusey 243, 700 Karen Jerread 271, 669

Seaford City High games and series William Krewina 298 Jeff Nelson 823

Senior Express

High games and series Joe Morgan 287 Roland Tice 755 Sirley Bramble 274, 738

High games and series Edward Greene 307 Calvin Ellis 808 Dot Cannon 303 Dorothy Strozier 825

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Sunday Nite Mixed

High games and series Donald Moore 226 Mike Baker 617 Pam Good 219, 627

High games and series Buddy Tharp 314, 852 Lori Dean 291, 783

Christian Fellowship

High games and series Terry Malin 256, 647 Rhonda Malin 222, 630

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Sixth Annual Delmar Flag Football Tournament ia Nov. 3 The Sixth Annual Delmar Flag Football Tournament will take place on Nov. 3 at the Mason Dixon Sports Complex in Delmar, Md., across the street from Delmar Elementary School. The tournament is 7 vs. 7 with open hand blocking on the line. Players must be 18 or older. The cost is $150 per team. Team members should wear the same color shirts. Belts and flags will be provided, but you can bring your own. This is a Metro Union “B” sponsored tournament. For more information or if you are ready to play, contact Jonathan Layton at 302249-1958 or by e-mail at

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UP FOR GRABS- Duane Hopkins battles a Cape defender for the ball on a pass play during last weekend’s Pop Warner Pee Wee football game. Hopkins opened the game with a kickoff return for a touchdown. No final results were submitted. Photo by Mike McClure

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MORNING STAR • SEPT. 27 - OCT. 3, 2007

Laurel/Seaford Star sports predictions: week 2

Star Tuesday night high school sports scoreboard

High school football- Cape Henlopen at Sussex Tech- Sussex Tech 21-20 Indian River at Woodbridge- Indian River 21-7 Seaford at Milford- Milford 17-14 Lake Forest at Laurel- Laurel 28-14 Delmar at Archmere- Delmar 28-21- This should be a tough road game for Delmar. The Wildcats should win, but I wouldn’t expect another blowout. High school soccer- Delmar at Sussex Tech- Sussex Tech 3-1 High school field hockey- Seaford at Woodbridge- Seaford 3-1 Daniel Richardweek 2- 7-3; NFL- Baltimore at Cleveland- Baltimore 14-10- This is a good sonoverall- 18-10 divisional game. Will Baltimore succumb to the same fate as Cincy when they played Cleveland? Probably not. Philadelphia at New York Giants- Philadelphia 28-21- Woo hoo, Philly finally has a “W”. Let’s hope they take that momentum into the Meadowlands.

Field hockey- Delmar 4, Brandywine 0- Katie McMahon netted a pair of goals, Mallory Elliott had a goal and an assist, and Amanda Campbell added a goal in the Wildcat win. Delmar goalie Shannon Wilson made two saves in the shutout. Sussex Tech 5, Laurel 1- Lindsay Danz had a hat trick (three goals) and Ellen Rowe netted two goals in the Raven win. Laurel’s Kristin Phillips scored the first goal of the game. Bulldog goalie Taylor Oliphant had 17 saves and Raven goal Caitlin Stone made one stop. Soccer- Dover 5, Seaford 2- Nazaret Garcia and Tim Halter each had one goal and Andrew Halter made four saves in the Blue Jay loss. Smyrna 2, Delmar 1- The Wildcats lost a tight one against another Henlopen North foe. Delmar’s goal scorer was not identified. Sussex Tech 7, Lake Forest 2- Christian Espinoza had five goals while Dan Ash and Sebastian Borror scored one goal apiece for the Ravens. Aris Reynoso added two assists and Geoffrey Morton made nine saves in the Sussex Tech win. Caesar Rodney 8, Laurel 0- Laurel goalie Jamie Ruhl made eight saves in the Bulldog loss.

High school football- Cape Henlopen at Sussex Tech- Sussex Tech 21-17- Tech let me down last week. This better be a win this week, get ‘em Tech. Indian River at Woodbridge- Indian River 47-3 Seaford at Milford- Milford 28-14- Can Seaford get a win on the road? I’m saying no. Lake Forest at Laurel- Laurel 42-7- Last week I didn’t take Laurel. That was the last time. Delmar at Archmere- Delmar 31-7- I saw Delmar play a great game last week vs. St. E. Campbell is great on defense and Delmar Jesse Piquettehas too many weapons on offense. week 2- 6-4, overHigh school soccer- Delmar at Sussex Tech- Sussex Tech 4-1 all- 17-11 High school field hockey- Seaford at Woodbridge- Woodbridge 2-1 NFL- Baltimore at Cleveland- Baltimore 28-24- Baltimore will turn it on this week. They will win, but it will be a close victory in Cleveland. Philadelphia at New York Giants- New York 28-17- Philly is the most unpredictable team this year. They put over 50 points up last week and I don’t think they are putting up 20 this week. High school football- Cape Henlopen at Sussex Tech- Sussex Tech 28-17- The Ravens will be hungry for their third win of the season after a narrow loss to Laurel. Look for the Tech offense to roll in the conference opener. Indian River at Woodbridge- Indian River 28-20 Seaford at Milford- Milford 24-22 Lake Forest at Laurel- Laurel 21-0- The Dogs showed great heart in the road win over Tech and should continue to roll at home. Delmar at Archmere- Delmar 35-10 High school soccer- Delmar at Sussex Tech- Delmar 3-2- Tech Mike McClureis tough but Delmar has held its own against Henlopen North teams week 2- 5-5; overall- 15-13 and will prevail in this upset special. High school field hockey- Seaford at Woodbridge- Seaford 3-2 NFL- Baltimore at Cleveland- Cleveland 21-17- The Dog pound always looks forward to this one. The home town crowd will be feasting on more than just milkbones, how about a win over their former franchise. Philadelphia at New York Giants- Philly 24-21- I’m picking the Eagles for no other reason than that they have been doing the opposite of what I predict and I wouldn’t mind seeing the Cowboys’ lead over them increase. Sports editor’s note: Think you can do better? Send your week four predictions ) to sports editor Mike McClure at or 302-629-9243 (f) by Thursday, Sept. 27 at 5 p.m. Please include your name and phone number. Week five games- High school football- Sussex Tech at Sussex Central; Milford at Laurel; Delmar at Indian River; Seaford at Lake Forest; Delcastle at Woodbridge; High school soccer- Seaford at Indian River; College field hockey- Salisbury at Wesley; NFLBaltimore at San Francisco; Detroit at Washington

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Advocate groups try to spin the truth with their ads Just as the ink was drying on my RANK ALIO column about dirty politics, I As long as you don’t enturned on the TV set and watched dorse a candidate, or in an interesting commercial being this case President Bush, aired, pro-war, the sky is the limit as to sponsored by how much money you can Freedom’ spend. I went to the Web site where I was invited to beof staff, told him that Valerie come a member. But before I Plame was a covert agent weeks took the bait I emailed the organ- before Libby had claimed to have ization and asked for names of been informed of Plame’s status, the board of directors. putting Plame in danger for her In a matter of minutes my life. So much for the group being email was confirmed telling me I independent thinking. would hear from someone within Fleischer stated his group was 24 hours. This was three weeks rolling out television, radio and ago; I’m still waiting. Internet advertisements in more So I went back to my comput- than 20 states and 60 Congreser and plugged in the name of the sional districts, spending $15 milorganization to seek information. lion on the effort to encourage First a little about the TV ad. voters to put pressure on their A double amputee from the Iraq representatives for continued supwar, a couple moms and a few port of the war. more suggest that if the U.S. losThis is the type of dirty money es in Iraq, it will be because anti- laundering you can expect from war forces, lefties, Democrats both parties in ‘08. As long as and other weak and disloyal eleyou don’t endorse a candidate, or ments sold out American troops in this case President Bush, the and betrayed their sacrifices. sky is the limit as to how much At the bottom of the ad is a money you can spend. This type message for the viewers to phone of message is called “advocate adtheir elected officials in Washing- vertising.” The advocates provide ton and urge them not to pull out information to the public, along the troops. One message said it with subtle hints implying the othwould be a “surrender” if we er side is the bad guy. pulled out the same as we did in Freedoms Watch is organized Vietnam and Korea. I’m sure vet- under section 501(c)4 of the tax erans of those two encounters ap- code, meaning that it can lobby preciated that statement. on issues but cannot expressly The message hopes to sway advocate for specific candidates. the Republicans who have Its stated mission is “to ensure jumped off President Bush’s a strong national defense and a sinking ship and Democrats; they powerful effort to confront and may succeed in swaying some defeat global terrorism.” members of Congress. This type of advocate advertisI thought, “Hey, nothing ing is becoming more prominent wrong with this ad; a group of with both parties. The left citizens have the same right to wingers have their Web sites; convince Americans to stay the is a strong liberal course as citizens have the right site critical of the president’s proto urge a troop withdrawal.” grams although he is not menAs I began to scan the list of tioned by name. members of Freedoms Watch, a An example of how this monfamiliar name popped up: Art ey pool can get out of hand ocFleischer, dual U.S.-Israel citizen, curred in the past election in former White House press secreDelaware while I served as comtary to President George W. missioner of elections. Bush, the group’s spokesman and I received a call from the State a founding board member. Democratic Committee saying Fleischer was an important that the State Republican party figure in the CIA leak case when had purchased $100,000 in radio he testified that Scooter Libby, spots for Attorney General candiVP Dick Cheney's former chief date Ferris Wharton.



By law, state parties are only allowed to donate $25,000 to a state-wide candidate, so the Dems complained the Republicans were $75,000 over the spending limit. A function of my job as commissioner was to check on campaign finance spending to make sure candidates did not exceed the contribution limit from contributors. There are 1,600 political committees in little ol’ Delaware with contributions coming in from Fortune 500 companies from all over the country. I received a copy of the radio spot. The spot never said that voters should vote for Ferris Wharton. The ad, however, said how little experience his Democrat opponent Beau Biden had compared to Wharton. I ruled that, by Delaware Code, the ad provided the public information and did not say which candidate they should vote for. It was an advocate ad. Well, the ruling was correct, backed by the AG’s office. And it opened a can of worms. When the dust settled both candidates had spent $1 million each for a job that pays just a little over $100,000 a year. Then I found out groups were forming under section 501 (c)4 of the tax code. This part of the code allows these groups to raise and spend an unlimited amount of money without having to report the money until they file their taxes, months after the election. My office had no authority over these tax groups, so money flowed through the back door. Seeing the writing on the wall and knowing the ‘08 campaign will see money flowing uncontrollably in Delaware, it was time for me to hang it up and come home. In the case of the Freedom’s Watch ad, if you oppose the war you are anti-American and they give the facts why you need to support the war. It’s informative, giving you facts why this war is good for America. It is easy to suspect those appearing in the ads are being used. When Fleischer appeared on Hardball this August saying, “Everybody in this country is making a sacrifice’ in the war,” he couldn’t even name the brave double amputee soldier his group was using in its ads.

Several Western Sussex roads will be repaved The Delaware Department of Transportation announces that David Bramble Inc. has been awarded a contract to pave and rehabilitate various roadways in Sussex County. Cost of the jobs are $5.3 million. The project consists of rotomilling, hot mix patching and overlay at the following locations: • Stein Highway from Front Street to U.S. 13 • U.S. 13/Sussex Highway intersections

• U.S. 13 from Brickyard Road to Concord Road • U.S. 13 from Concord Road to Tharp Road • U.S. 13 from Tharp to Bowdens Garage Road Construction will begin in late September, and will be completed in approximately 175 days. All work will occur during daytime hours except for the Stein Highway construction, which will occur at night in order to lessen the impact on motorists.

One ad said that we have had one 9/11 and we don’t need another. Again, tasteless tactics to instill fear in the American people and keep us unbalanced with our thinking. Freedom’s Watch took advantage of the sixth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by publishing full-page ads of “its newest advertisements in support of wining the War on Terror and victory in Iraq” in the New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today. One portion of the ad read, “Now, Congress must make an important and historic choice: Surrender to terrorists in Iraq or help that government defeat the terrorists.” Bottom line from Source Watch, the Center for Media & Democracy: Freedom’s Watch is a new White House front group of prominent conservatives with a pro-Israel agenda masquerading as a grassroots movement. Just a month old, it is in the early stages of a multimilliondollar advertising campaign. It has been described as a

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D ELMARVA AUTO A LLEY The points battle has ended and one big show remains By Bonnie Nibblett

The point’s battle for the fast half mile clay oval just ended last week. Next month, we’ll go over all the champions. The Delaware Motorsports Complex has been zooming all year at all three tracks -oval, dragway, kart racing. The dragway has ET Brackets finals this weekend at Maple Grove. Next week, the dragway will be back with ET Bracket racing, and the Jr. Dragster Challenge on Sunday, Oct. 7. The following weekend the dragway will host Foot Brake Nationals on Sunday, Oct. 14. Two more events after that and the racing season ends for the dragway. Be sure to call the track's hotline at 846-3968 check the track's website at for times. The clay circle won’t be back in action until the big two day show on Nov. 3-4. Delaware drivers will defend against racers from nearby states such as Pa., Md. and N.J. This event is always a big turn out with some of best drivers around the east coast coming to race that quick half mile. This year, the two crate classes (AC Delco TSS Modified & TSS Late Model/Street Modified) have been full each weekend with drivers going head to head and toe to toe. These guys have been putting on a great show. The thing about these guys is their various ages and styles. Young, old, new and veterans have the opportunity to drive at a more reasonable cost. Besides being cost effective, these races can serve as a stepping stone into the super late models or big block modifieds or a way for the weekend racer to just race. Keep an eye out for future drivers! 28 drivers have come from one class

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Checking out the helicopter - Tara Shannon and her children six year-old Kassie Carey, left, and Madison Carey, three, check out the State police helicopter during the Seaford Night Out last Thursday. Photo by David Elliott

Driving safe - The Community Traffic Safety Program was set up with a tricycle and a go cart to demonstrate your reaction time sober and under the influence during Seaford Night Out last week. La’shyra Williams is shown riding the tricycle. Photo by David Elliott

Go cart riding - Eddie Wright, driving, and Justin Elliott try out the go cart at the Community Traffic Safety Program display last week at the Seaford Night Out. Photo by David Elliott.

Blow up fun - Hallie Kinnikin and Hunter Kinnikin enjoying the blow up slide and maze during Seaford’s Night Out last Thursday. Photo by David Elliott

The king lives - Elvis is in the building, or outside the building. Tony Windsor, aka Elvis, performs during the Seaford Night Out last week. Photo by David Elliott

Feeding the crowd - Karen Schreiber and Rob Wingate hand out food at the Seaford Night Out last Thursday. Photo by David Elliott

Walk the walk - Seaford residents take part in a walk at Central Elementary last Thursday in Seaford. The Seaford Night Out also took place that night. Photo by David Elliott

MORNING STAR • SEPT. 27 - OCT. 3, 2007

Tickets are on sale for St. John’s House Tour Tickets are on sale now for the house tour sponsored by the United Methodist Women of St. John’s Methodist Church. The tour will be Oct. 4, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Seven homes and the Woodland Church will open their doors on that day. The cost is $10 per ticket and may be purchased at the homes the day of the tour.

They will also be sold at the church, Monday through Wednesday, Oct. 1-3, from 11 a.m..-1 p.m. A chicken salad luncheon will be served in the Fellowship Hall from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at a cost of $6 per person. A boutique will open at the church beginning at 9 a.m. on Oct. 4 with a variety of items for sale.


Seaford Events Claudia Leister to speak On Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m., at the Methodist Manor House on Middleford Road, the Seaford Historical Society and the Manor House will present Claudia Leister with a wealth of information about William H.H. Ross, the only governor from Seaford. People who have moved into this area in recent years are asking questions about this man and his plantation. This is an opportunity to learn all of the answers from an expert. Claudia received her masters in liberal studies from the University of Delaware in 2000 after completing her thesis entitled “Four Centuries of Change on Land in Northwest Fork Hundred, Seaford, Delaware.” Most people know that Ross went abroad during the Civil war because he was a southern sympathizer and would have been imprisoned if he had stayed in this country. Claudia will have lots more information on all of these developments and about the governor’s life, family, farm, slavery, agriculture and politics. Claudia was president of the Seaford Historical Society from 1991 to 2000 at which time she was Claudia Melson. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge. For more information call Anne Nesbitt at 628-7788.

Rise ‘n’ Shine Breakfast The Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce Rise ‘n’ Shine Breakfast will be held Friday, Oct. 5, at Pizza King Banquet Room, 300 West Stein Highway, Seaford, from 7 to 8 a.m. Cost is $7 per person, including gratuity. Bluewater Wind’s associate project manager, Nancy Carig will be here. Bluewater Wind’s Promise: “Clean, stablepriced, energy for Delaware, from Delaware.” Learn more about the proposed offshore wind park. Learn about the next steps in the process. Ask questions! RSVP no later than Oct. 1, by contacting the Chamber office. A unique house on this year’s tour is the spectacularly decorated 4,600-square-foot St. Andrews model at the Mearfield Development. Upon entering the foyer, one is treated to luxuriant sights of dark wood furnishings, bright white columns and moldings, gold walls, and navy and white fabrics in the living and dining areas. Other rooms including the kitchen, morning room and family room on the first level carry variations of the color theme with added touches of terra cotta. Five bedrooms upstairs offer diverse colors and styles for a busy family. The lower level of this house is full of surprises. A media room with a large lounging sofa and film reels painted on dark colored walls put one in the mood for the fun possible on this level. There is also a video game room, pool room, pub/card room, and exercise room - all sleekly and boldly appointed. Decorating ideas abound in this offering for the house tour. Edible treats will be available as an added bonus for the tour guests!

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I have an apology to make. Some (maybe all) school teachers RYANT ICHARDSON were upset about my column last week. Teaching is a demandIn the column I said that I was angered by the alleged misbehavior ing profession. Please of some individuals at a restaurant. The reason I said alleged was know that I respect the because I had not witnessed the behard work that all of havior myself. I have learned from two other you are doing. witnesses to the incident that those who were being out of order were not teachers and that the teachers ple gathered at the scene at the time were who were there separated themselves from misbehaving. these individuals when they started to misI apologize to any teachers offended by behave. my comments. My intention was to bring As I stated last week, I know there are awareness to a problem in our society that many examples of good, hard working, needs to be corrected. dedicated teachers in the school systems Responsible adults need to understand in western Sussex County. that their actions are being observed by a The incident at the restaurant or bar or younger generation. We all need to reflect whatever the establishment is called by on what we can do to inspire and motivate those who frequent it was upsetting to the our children to strive for excellence in all letter writer whose family had gone there they do or say. I hope everyone of every for dinner. profession, my own included, understands The poor behavior in public of one or that. two individuals should not reflect poorly Teaching is a demanding profession. on those around them when they did not Please know that I respect the hard work take part in the poor behavior themselves. that all of you are doing. It was unfair to assume that all the peo-

No yard sales in my childhood It seems that over the years yard sales have become as much a fabric ONY INDSOR of our culture as family reunions. My mother is a yard sale addict, or I can recall couches and as my older brother affectionately refers to her, “a rag picker.” She coffee tables being held travels the roadways on certain up by the Funk and weekends seeking out yard sales like Christopher Columbus in Wagnall encyclopedias. search of the New World. She then takes her collected baubles and jewels and sets up at a and then the legs would be cut off so they flea market like a vendor in a Persian rug could be summer shorts. market. You would never see a piece of furniEvery weekend yard sales can be seen ture that had gotten so out of style that throughout the area, all along the major Mom or Dad would have sold it or given city arteries and rural roads. Yes, flea mar- it away at a yard sale. As long as there kets and yard sales are a weekly tradition. were legs holding it up, the furniture was But, as a child I never saw a yard sale. good. As a matter of fact, that was not The closest thing I ever saw to a yard sale even a fair litmus test for the working was a church bake sale, or a clearance at condition of furniture around my childthe 10-Cent Store. hood home. I can recall couches and cofI pondered the question as to why yard fee tables being held up by the Funk and sales have only become a major part of Wagnall encyclopedias. our culture in recent years, and the answer No, I cannot recall seeing a yard sale came almost immediately. Years ago, we when I was growing up. Actually, now never got rid of anything. that I think about it, there was a tradition We have in recent years become a that my Mom and Dad took part in that throw-away society. Everything seems to could be likened to a yard sale, except a be temporal in value. A pair of pants or lot cheaper. That was when they would shoes is yard sale material after a season. rummage through the piles of trash at the When I was growing up, a pair of shoes dump. Don’t roll your eyes; you would be was good until there was no sole on the surprised what some people would throw bottoms. A pair of pants would have to away. Remember, one man’s trash is anlast until they were as tight as a wet suit other man’s treasure.



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By Jack Markell September - it conjures images of football, foliage and, of course, the inevitable return to school. That's why my colleagues and I in the National Association of State Treasurers petitioned Congress in 2003 to formally declare September as "College Savings Month"- to underscore the importance of saving for higher education while school was uppermost in the minds of American families. Recognizing the need to raise public awareness about the growing threat of soaring tuition costs and rising student debt levels, Congress passed the resolution. Now that September is officially College Savings Month, I encourage all Delaware families to revisit their college savings strategy. As State Treasurer - and as the father of two children approaching college age much quicker than I'd like - I've had extensive experience with the various ways to finance a postsecondary education. In my personal and professional opinion, a 529 college savings plan is the best option available. These plans are highly regarded for their tax-advantaged status. Assets in a 529 college savings account grow taxdeferred, while distributions used for qualified higher education expenses such as tuition, room and board, and textbooks are now permanently federal income tax-free. As well, qualified withdrawals are also tax-exempt at the state level in many states. In Delaware, for instance, the state's tax law "piggybacks" the federal legislation, so qualified distributions are income tax-free for residents and taxpayers here in the First State. Because of their tax-advantaged status, 529 college plans have the potential to compound greater than taxable alternatives and therefore may leave you with more money for college. For instance, if a parent saves for college via such taxable alternatives as certificates of deposits (CDs), stocks or a traditional bank savings account, the earnings of those investments may be taxed by as much as 30%. Using a smart tax savings strategy (such as a tax-advantaged 529 plan) can add up to big savings over time, and, let's face it, college isn't getting any cheaper. Tuition costs across the nation are skyrocketing, outpacing the rate of

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Guest Column inflation (2.36% as of July 2007), family income and federal financial aid assistance. That's true in our state as well. According to the College Board's Trends in College Pricing report, the average tuition for a public four-year college in Delaware during the 2006-2007 school year was $7,410, up 6% from the year prior. The cost of a private four-year school rose 7% year over year, to $12,089. Nationally, the estimated cost for the average 4-year college education was $22,000. Parents who invest in the Delaware College Investment Plan, Delaware's 529 plan, can still send their child to an out-of-state school, as savings in a 529 can be used at any accredited college or university across the country. Accordingly, the higher tuition rates have resulted in a corresponding leap in student loan debt. The American Association of State Colleges and Universities reports that, in 2006, the average graduate from a public college owed $17,250 in student loans. Ten years ago, it was less than half that$8,000-even adjusted for inflation. So the lesson for parents this back-toschool season is to start saving, or commit to saving regularly, in a 529 plan. Minimum monthly contributions can be as low as $15, making them affordable to families of all income levels. And it could be the best investment you ever make in your children's future. About the author State Treasurer Jack Markell is the Chairperson of the Delaware College Investment Plan, which is administered by Fidelity Investments, and provides professionally managed investments, high contribution limits, no income restrictions, and the ability for parents, guardians or grandparents to maintain control of an account specifically dedicated for college or accredited trade school expenses. To learn more about the Delaware College Investment Plan or to set up an account, please call Fidelity at 800/5441655 or visit

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Seven-Day forecast for Western Sussex County Thursday



Tides Sunday




High 3:02 p 3:49 p 4:38 p 5:30 p 6:25 p 7:27 p 8:38 p

Low 9:50 p 10:42 p 11:35 p —12:26 p 1:26 p 2:35 p

Sharptown, MD Shown is Thursday’s weather. High Low High Temperatures are Thursday’s highs Day and Thursday night’s lows. Thurs. 5:52 a 12:05 p 6:21 p Fri. 6:39 a 12:43 a 7:08 p Sat. 7:27 a 1:35 a 7:57 p Sun. 8:16 a 2:28 a 8:49 p Mon. 9:09 a 3:24 a 9:44 p Tues. 10:08 a 4:25 a 10:46 p Wed. 11:15 a 5:32 a 11:57 p

Low —12:50 p 1:36 p 2:26 p 3:19 p 4:19 p 5:28 p

Clouds breaking, a thunderstorm

Some sun with a shower possible

Nice with a full day of sunshine

Pleasant with sunshine

Partly sunny

Mostly sunny

Sunshine and patchy clouds








Almanac Statistics through Tuesday Sept. 25 at Georgetown, Delaware



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. 85° . 51° . 77° . 55° 67.4°

Smyrna 84/65

Total for the week . . . . . . . . . . 0.15” Total for the month . . . . . . . . . . 1.14” Normal for the month . . . . . . . . 3.31” Total for the year . . . . . . . . . . 23.88”

Dover 84/64

Apogee and Perigee

Date September 27 October 13 October 25 November 9

Time 9:54 p.m. 5:54 a.m. 6:52 a.m. 7:33 a.m.

Perigee Apogee Perigee Apogee

Date November 23 December 6 December 22 January 3

Harrington 84/65

Time 7:13 p.m. 11:55 a.m. 5:12 a.m. 3:07 a.m.

Milford 84/65 Greenwood 85/66

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Rise .6:54 a.m. .6:55 a.m. .6:56 a.m. .6:57 a.m. .6:58 a.m. .6:59 a.m. .7:00 a.m.

Full Sep 26

Lewes 83/66

Bridgeville 85/65

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

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Set .6:52 p.m. .6:51 p.m. .6:49 p.m. .6:48 p.m. .6:46 p.m. .6:44 p.m. .6:43 p.m.

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

Perigee Apogee Perigee Apogee

Nanticoke River Roaring Point, MD

Moon Rise Thursday . . . .7:10 p.m. Friday . . . . . . .7:42 p.m. Saturday . . . . .8:20 p.m. Sunday . . . . . .9:05 p.m. Monday . . . . .10:00 p.m. Tuesday . . . .11:03 p.m. Wednesday . . . . . .none


Set . .7:47 a.m. . .9:05 a.m. .10:24 a.m. .11:43 a.m. .12:57 p.m. . .2:01 p.m. . .2:54 p.m.

New Oct 11

Blades 85/65

Georgetown 84/66 Concord 85/65 Laurel 85/65 Delmar 85/65

Millsboro 84/66


Bethany Beach 81/66 Fenwick Island 81/66

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Rehoboth Beach 82/66

Day High Low High Thurs. 5:14 a 11:27 a 5:43 p Fri. 6:01 a 12:05 a 6:30 p Sat. 6:49 a 12:57 a 7:19 p Sun. 7:38 a 1:50 a 8:11 p Mon. 8:31 a 2:46 a 9:06 p Tues. 9:30 a 3:47 a 10:08 p Wed. 10:37 a 4:54 a 11:19 p

Low —12:12 p 12:58 p 1:48 p 2:41 p 3:41 p 4:50 p

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

High 8:33 a 9:22 a 10:12 a 11:04 a 11:58 a 12:19 a 1:20 a

Low High Low 2:15 a 8:57 p 2:46 p 2:59 a 9:45 p 3:37 p 3:44 a 10:33 p 4:31 p 4:32 a 11:24 p 5:27 p 5:24 a —- 6:29 p 6:21 a 12:58 p 7:35 p 7:25 a 2:05 p 8:44 p

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Great house in a great location. Dressed to sell and priced right, this 3BR, 1BA home features a finished basement, rear deck and garage. Also, LR w/ FP, formal DR, Kit w/ breakfast nook add to the charm. MLS# 550853

A water view of the Broad Creek River can be enjoyed from this spacious colonial. Features 4BRs, 2 full BAs, 2 half BAs, updated Kit, full bsmt, paved drive and irrigation system w/ sep well. MLS# 550302

Lovely ranch home with open floor plan & vaulted ceilings situated on larger corner lot with stream. This 3BR, 1BA home features beautiful wood & tile floors. Recent updates include new septic, furnace & well pump. MLS# 551451

Beautiful 3 BR, 2 BA completely remodeled home with wood floors and wraparound porch. Situated on 2 individual tracts; dwelling on tract 1 (corner of King St), & adjoining unimproved lot (tract 2) fronting on King St has town water & sewer hookups in place. Concrete floored shed. MLS# 542086

3BR, 2BA rancher on 1.03 acres in the country. There is also a detached drive-thru garage with an unfinished office. Outside features also include a large shed and an above-ground pool. The home features wood & tile floors. Call Julie Kennedy for a showing. MLS# 552355

  A 22’x16’ light filled artist’s studio graces this 2,000 sq ft ranch on 7/10 acre off Old Meadow Road, Seaford. The owner’s loving care shows in this 3 BR, 2 BA ranch loaded with extras like a large storage/utility room, separate laundry room, double attached garage, deck, & air conditioned garden shed! Backyard fencing is a doggie delight!  Artists studio would adapt to childcare or boat/hobby storage. MLS# 545697 

This spacious 2,432 sq. ft. Class “C” home is situated on 1.7 acres and features 3BR, 2BA, Lg. kit w/ island, lg. FR w/ FP, and cathedral ceilings. Outside you’ll find a 36 ft. rear deck surrounding a 33 ft. diameter above-ground pool and rear yard security lights. Call for more details! MLS# 546460

This 3BR, 1.5 BA Ranch features a Mother-In-Law suite that consists of a DR/LR, Kit and BA. The other features of the home include a screened porch, in-ground pool and plenty of parking. All for only . MLS# 550885

Enjoy the custom home features in this 3BR, 2BA ranch. They include a “great” room, nine ft. ceilings, conditioned crawl space, vinyl porch MLS# 551175 railings and more.

First-time home buyers, retirees & investors—This 2BR ranch fits them all. Double lots just outside of town limits, updated septic, storage sheds and MLS# 552106 more.

with 112,000 bird capacity in 4 houses (computerized, tunnel ventilation, 3 w/ foggers, and 1 w/pad. Includes 4BR ranch home and garage w/ workshop. It is on 14.29 acres of land. Call for more details. MLS# 547044

Attention horse lovers and trainers—Take a look at this 14.6 acre horse farm in a beautiful location. The 40’x90’ barn houses not only nine 10’x12’ well-appointed stalls, an office, shop, rec. room, & feed room with permanent stairs to the loft…but MLS# 546618 also the owners!

Well-maintained Professional building located near the hospital currently used as a medical office. 3 half-baths, 5 exam rooms, 2 offices, recap., office, waiting room, kitchenette, & 2nd floor efficiency apartment w/2 rooms, full bath & storage. Excluded are all medical equipment & furnishings. MLS# 535924

Move in and forget your maintenance worries. This 2BR, 2BA home features a LR, DR, Kit and spare room. Large rooms throughout. Homeowners Association w/ yearly dues will pay for any outside repairs. Nicely landscaped yard. MLS# 551944

September 27, 2007_S  

CROSS COUNTRY - The Seaford varsity boys’ cross country team moved to 3-0 with a pair of wins last week. Page 41 FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT - Now...

September 27, 2007_S  

CROSS COUNTRY - The Seaford varsity boys’ cross country team moved to 3-0 with a pair of wins last week. Page 41 FALL HOME IMPROVEMENT - Now...