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  • ‘Hope’ is go-to word for local cancer patient

    Shortly before being diagnosed with breast cancer, Mary Lewis completed remodeling a room in her Laurel house that was to be designated as her prayer room. To start out, it was decorated with pictures of scenes and animals from Africa. But that soon changed. Lewis “When [...]

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HEALTH

Swine Flu epidemic never did occur

October 22nd, 2020|

I have often written about Santayana’s comments about history. He said that those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have heard references to the Swine Flu epidemic. Of course, most people don’t even remember that epidemic. The primary reason is that it never really occurred. It began in early 1976. In January 1976 several soldiers at Fort Dix had a flu-like illness. In February one of the soldiers was ill. He participated in a five-mile forced march. He collapsed and died. The New Jersey Department of Health tested samples from the soldiers. Most were of the Victoria Type A flu. Two were not. They were sent to the CDC. They were identified as Swine Flu. It was similar to the flu strain that caused the 1918 epidemic. President Ford and Congress acted quickly to set up an immunization program. While that was happening there was an outbreak of what appeared to be severe flu in Philadelphia. Concern was that the epidemic was starting. It turned out to be an outbreak of what would later be called Legionnaire’s disease. Two researchers publicly expressed doubt about the safety of the vaccines [...]

CHURCH

Peace Pole 2020 dedication at Mt. Calvary AME in Seaford

October 22nd, 2020|

The 2020 Peace Pole will be dedicated at Mt. Calvary AME Church, Concord on Sunday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. Rev. Idola Batson invites everyone to attend this special event to be held directly after the “Parking Lot Praise” worship service, which begins at 10 a.m. Please wear your mask. Mr. Daniel Hopkins will offer a special song of peace, and Ms. Francene Joseph will read her peace poem. Rev. Batson will officially accept the Peace Pole, and Ms. Emma Trammell will deliver a special message. This will be the fifth Peace Pole planted in Sussex County by Mac Goekler, a member of the Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware, and a longtime peace activist. Mr. Geokler’s vision is a vast field of Peace Poles all over Sussex County to remind [...]

Concord UM Church to return to worshiping at church

October 22nd, 2020|

Concord United Methodist Church, at 25322 Church Road in Seaford, will celebrate a return to worshiping in their beautiful and historic sanctuary on Sunday, Oct. 25, and thereafter. All are invited to join the congregation for this celebration and service of gratitude to God. Worship is at 9 a.m. The church will have been sanitized, social distancing will be in effect, and masks are still required for all who come.

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Bazaar

On Nov. 7 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Bethany Community Church will be having a bazaar, [...]

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OBITS

Stanley W. Towers, 86

Stanley W. Towers of Seaford passed away peacefully at home on Monday, Oct. 12. He was born on March 2, 1934 in Easton, son of the late Emory and Sadie R. (Rhodes) Towers.   Mr. Towers retired [...]

Robert Lloyd ‘Cob’ Mullin

Robert Lloyd “Cob” Mullin of Blades went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 3. Robert passed away from complications following a stroke at Delaware Hospice in Milford. Robert was a graduate of [...]

Todd Alen Green, 44

Todd Alen Green of Delmar, Del. passed away on Sept. 21 at his home surrounded by family and friends. Todd was born in Seaford to Terri Terry and stepfather Bob (preceded in death) along with [...]

Ruth Ann Phillips

In the late afternoon of a beautiful October day, Ruth Ann Phillips, our beloved sweetheart, mom, grandma (G-ma), and friend, passed from this life. She was surrounded by those who loved her. What to say [...]

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