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HEALTH

The dangers of Fentanyl

December 1st, 2022|

Russian roulette is a game played with revolvers. A bullet is put into one of the six chambers. The chambers are then spun. The individual puts the gun to his/her head and pulls the trigger.  There is a one in six chance of the bullet being in that chamber and killing the person. Fortunately, people are smart enough to not do this. We see about one death every two years in this country from Russian roulette. Drinking and driving is a little more sophisticated. A drunken driver has a real chance of killing themselves or someone else. We are less fortunate in this area. In 2020 there were 11,654 drunken driver related deaths in the United States. We now have a new form of Russian roulette. It comes in the form of Fentanyl. Fentanyl is an opioid related drug. It is in the same family as heroin. We have long known about heroin overdoses. But we tended to attribute them to chronic heroin addicts. Fentanyl is different. The main difference is the amount it takes to get a fatal dose.  Drug dealers like to use Fentanyl for multiple reasons. It gives the drug a bigger bang for the [...]

CHURCH

Christmas Cantata

December 1st, 2022|

Join Centenary UMC Church for a Christmas Cantata featuring the Centenary UMC Chancel Choir on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the 10 a.m. worship service. Centenary UMC is located at 200 W. Market Street in Laurel.

Christmas cookies

December 1st, 2022|

Seaford Presbyterian Church will bake cut out cookies, chocolate chip, snicker-doodles and spritz cookies by the dozen for you! Donation is $5 per dozen. Order by calling Marcia 302-628-1944 by Dec. 8. Pick up at Seaford Presbyterian Church, 701 Bridgeville Hwy., on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. til noon. Call the church 302-629-9077 for more info.

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OBITS

Linda D. Birch, 70

Linda D. Birch passed away peacefully at TidalHealth Nanticoke on Nov. 22, 2022. She was born on Oct. 3, 1952, the daughter of the late Andrew and Ruth Dunn. Linda was the Pastor at Woodland [...]

James (Jim) Cecil, 80

James (Jim) Cecil of Laurel passed away during his sleep at the Berlin Nursing Home on Nov. 17, 2022. He was born on Dec. 20, 1941 in Federalsburg to the late Claude Cecil and Frances [...]

Howard J. Bradshaw, 79

Howard J. Bradshaw of Galestown passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. A 1961 graduate of North Dorchester High School, Howard worked for 151 Preston Trucking Company. After his retirement, he [...]

James Manford Brittingham Jr., 90

James Manford Brittingham, Jr. of Millsboro passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at home with his family by his side. Jim was born in Dagsboro on Sept. 28, 1932, to the late James Manford Brittingham, [...]

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