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The not-so-united States of America

December 3rd, 2020|

No one has to point out how divided our country is. Some people are throwing around the term “We the People” as if they represent all 330 million citizens. The Greeks would term that hubris. The next part of the line following those words is “of the United States in order to form a more perfect union.” We are clearly not “united.” We are far from having a “perfect union.” In the past I have written about my management philosophy as an Air Force Commanding Officer. I called it the C-9 Philosophy. It referred to 9 characteristics that were necessary in order to accomplish things. If I were to grade our country on those 9 characteristics right now, we would get a failing grade. Those characteristics are: Commitment - This means that the final goal must be in the forefront of everything we do. There is a perception that only people who wear MAGA hats are interested in having a great country. That’s not true. We all want to be part of what is the greatest country in the world. We sometimes lose sight of that fact. We think some people want that and others do not. Competence [...]


Mount Olivet online bake sale

December 3rd, 2020|

Mount Olivet United Methodist Church will be holding an online bake sale. Orders will be accepted through Dec. 9. Visit the church’s Facebook page to order https://www.facebook.com/MtOlivetUMCSeaford. Orders may be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Drive through pickup will be available at 315 High Street in Seaford. Proceeds benefit the ministries and missions of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church. Mount Olivet United Methodist Church continues to meet for worship on Sunday mornings in the sanctuary at 10 a.m. Masks and hand sanitizer are available for those who need it. The church is practicing social distancing. Online services are available for viewing each Sunday on Facebook or YouTube.

Christmas Eve services

December 3rd, 2020|

Centenary UM Church, located at Poplar and Market Streets in Laurel, will be offering two services on Christmas Eve with music and candlelight. The church is hoping to have the 7 p.m. service live streamed. Please call the church office at 875-3983 to let us know your preference for attending at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. The church will be following current COVID restrictions. Please wear a mask and allow for social distancing. No one will be turned away.


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Mary Louise (Kurtz) Sweigard, 89

On Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, Mary Louise (Kurtz) Sweigard, devoted and loving wife of John, passed away after contracting COVID-19 following a hospital and rehab stay.      Mary Lou was born in Pottstown, Pa. [...]

Frances Jeannette Warder, 83

Born in Baltimore, Md. to John and Jeannette Quigley, Frances “Fran” Warder passed peacefully of natural causes on Nov. 12, 2020 at the age of 83. Married to Robert F. Warder, Sr. for 56 years [...]

Donna Jean Willin, 66

Donna Jean Willin of Laurel passed away on Nov. 21 at home in Laurel. Donna was born in Seaford, a daughter of the late Martin and Loretta Rubino. She was a graduate of Laurel High [...]

Douglas Manning Waller, 57

Douglas Manning Waller of Seaford passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania after a long and hard fought battle with heart disease.  He was born Dec. [...]

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