ECCIA to honor founder Harold Truxon

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ECCIA to honor founder Harold Truxon

ELLENDALE — The Ellendale Community Civic Improvement Association (ECCIA), Inc. will celebrate its 18th year of service to the Ellendale and Greater Community Friday, Sept. 30 with a banquet celebration for Harold T. Truxon, founder and immediate past president of ECCIA. The theme is “An Extraordinary Past…Embracing the Future.”

The keynote speaker will be Terry D. Lewis, chairperson of the board, Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project. The catered event begins at 6 p.m. at the Ellendale Fire Hall with great entertainment and opportunities for networking.

For ticket information, contact Delores Price at 422-7388. Tickets are $35.

For additional information , contact Loretta Benson, or Dan Acker,


Fall clean-up week scheduled in Milford

MILFORD — The city of Milford will offer additional bulk and yard waste collection at no additional charge to its customers the week of October 10 through October 14.

During this week, customers may place additional items for disposal alongside their city containers on their regularly scheduled trash and yard waste collection day and do not need to call for a bulk pick up.

In order for the city of Milford to provide this free service to its customers, the following guidelines must be adhered to:

  • Additional bulk items for disposal must be placed beside the city container on the customer’s regular trash collection day and placed curbside by 7 a.m. Personal containers will not be collected. Some bulk items, such as appliances, will be picked up separately.
  • Additional yard waste for disposal must be placed beside the city container on the customer’s regular yard waste collection day (see schedule below) and placed curbside by 7 a.m. Customers are permitted a maximum of three bundles of branches. Branches must be 3 inches in diameter or smaller, cut to a length of 4 feet or less and must be tied securely into bundles. Bagged yard waste will not be collected.

Yard waste collection schedule:

  • Gold Route/Monday trash customers – Wednesday, Oct. 12;
  • Maroon Route/Tuesday and Friday trash customers – Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Commercial trash, construction debris and hazardous materials will not be accepted. Collections will only be covered once. A return trip will not be made on alternate days during the week.

For information, call the Customer Service Department at 422-6616.



Barbecue tickets now on sale

MILFORD — The Auxiliary of Milford Memorial Hospital’s annual Country Barbecue will be held from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.

The fundraiser to support the Auxiliary’s pledge to the new Bayhealth health campus project will be held at a new location this year. The party will be at Sunset Cove, 3 Haven Lake Ave., Milford.

Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be catered by Lisa and Poncho Johnson. The Jones Boys, a local band, will provide music for the evening.

“Dress is very casual,” said Cynthia Jones, event chair.

Tickets are $50 per person; cash bar. For tickets contact Mrs. Jones at 270-1842 or Sharon Bailey at 422-6029.


Mediation Training scheduled for September

MILFORD — The People’s Place Center for Community Justice will be offering a four-day Basic Mediation Training that lays the groundwork for anyone interested in becoming a mediator or enhancing their conflict resolution skills. Questions will be explored during the training:

  • What is mediation and how does it compare to other forms of alternative dispute resolution?
  • What are the core skills I need to be an effective mediator?
  • What are the foundational values of mediation?
  • What is my role as a mediator?
  • What makes a successful mediation?

Through group discussion, hands-on exercises, lecture, and role-play, participants will have the opportunity to engage with these and other critical questions. Participants who complete the training will gain valuable mediation skills that can be immediately applied in personal and professional settings.

The training will be held Sept. 29 and 30 and Oct. 6 and 7, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Milford Senior Center, 111 Park Ave., Milford.

For more information on registration and fees, contact Connie Summers at or call 424-0890 ext. 2.


Milford Lions Club to host car show

MILFORD — The Milford Lions will hold their second annual car show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. October 1 at the Milford Senior High School stadium parking lot.

There will be 12 classes, plus best of show. Classes are professionally judged and three trophies per class will be given.

Classes are Modified (Hotrods), Trucks, pre 1930, 1930-1939, 1940-1949, 1950-1959, 1960-1969, 1970-1979, 1980-1989, 1990-1999, 2000-2009, and 2010-2016. Dash plaques are given to the first hundred entries.

Cost of entry is $10 preregistration, and $15 day of show. To preregister send name, phone number, make/year/model/class along with $10 to Milford Lions Car Show, PO Box 25, Milford, DE 19963.

Rain date is October 2.

For more information, visit

To sponsor the event, contact John DeRue at 424-6624.


Local NAACP branch holds annual event

MILFORD —  The Milford/Slaughter Neck Branch NAACP will host its annual event at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at the Milford Senior Center, located in downtown Milford.

One of the founding members of the branch, Rev. Dr. Jeanel D. Starling, who recently retired as a United Methodist pastor and a former Milford School District principal, will be the keynote speaker.

Several people will be honored this year, including Alfredia Fountain, Lifetime Achievement; Roslyn D. Harris, Community; Tighmir Sayles, Unsung Hero; Jasmine Starling, Youth.

The theme for the banquet is the same as NAACP 2016 Convention: “Our Lives Matter, Our Votes Count.”

All are welcome to attend.

Tickets are $35 for adults, $10 for under age 12. For tickets contact Mrs. Naomi Young at 422-4275.



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