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HEALTH

It is time to pay attention to water safety

June 17th, 2021|

Summer is upon us. It is time to start swimming. It is also time to pay attention to water safety. Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children under age 14. It is the leading cause of unintentional death in children ages 1 to 4 years.Of interest is the fact that adolescents have the second highest number of fatal drownings after toddlers. One-third of those drownings are alcohol related. Therefore drinking is a big risk factor. In addition, the drownings in that age group tend to occur in open bodies of water as opposed to pools.About twice as many drownings are in boys as opposed to girls. So male sex is another risk factor.A survey of parents in 2007 found that 90 percent of parents claimed that they consistently supervised children around water. It is not likely that all the pediatric drownings occurred in the other 10 percent. Therefore, supervision leaves something to be desired.Some medical conditions are associated with a higher risk of drowning. Seizure disorders are at the top of that list. That is especially true if the seizures are not well controlled. Interestingly, there is a high incidence of bathtub drownings in that group.Other [...]

CHURCH

Free chicken/macaroni and cheese meal giveaway

June 17th, 2021|

Soul Outreach Christian Church and Ministries, located at 11475 Commercial Lane in Laurel (beside Dutch Country Market) will hold a free chicken and macaroni and cheese meal giveaway on Saturday, June 26 starting at 11:30 a.m.

Crab Cake sale at Wheatley Methodist Church

June 17th, 2021|

Fisherman’s Inn Crab Cakes will be on sale on Saturday, June 26 at Wheatley Methodist Church, located at intersection of MD Rt. 313 and Wheatley Church Road outside Galestown (two miles north of Sharptown and two miles south of Eldorado). Takeout includes: crab cake on roll, chips and “sweet”. Suggested donation is $13. Hot dogs and hamburgers will also be available. Serving begins at 11 a.m., pre order is encouraged. Call 302-536-7796 to order, if no answer leave a message including name and call back number. Call to confirm order will be returned.Proceeds to benefit Historic Wheatley Methodist Protestant Church Preservation project. Current Maryland COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.

BULLETIN BOARD

CHEER Car Show

CHEER’s 11th Annual Car-Truck-Bike Show will be held on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. [...]

Oyster fry

Hope Lodge #4 will have a special oyster fry on Saturday, June 19, beginning at [...]

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OBITS

Dale Parker, 80

Dale Parker passed away May 24, 2021 in the Orange Park Medical Center.He was born to Clarence and Elva Parker on Dec. 22, 1940 in Sussex County.Dale married Verleada Ward on March 1, 1975 and [...]

Patricia Ann Leberknight, 82

Patricia Ann Leberknight of Federalsburg passed away to be with our Lord on June 6, 2021 at Lofland Park Center in Seaford.Born in Sharptown, she was the daughter of the late George H. Vincent and [...]

Leland “Lee” Richard Farris III, 44

Leland “Lee” Richard Farris, III of Blades passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021 at TidalHealth Nanticoke in Seaford. He was born in Salisbury on July 9, 1976, a son of Elizabeth Faust Farris of Seaford [...]

Freeda R. Miller, 93

Freeda R. Miller of Seaford passed away on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at home surrounded by her family.Freeda worked for the Dupont Company in Seaford before becoming a homemaker.Her first husband, Calvin Rementer died in [...]

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