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' */4 !,AP GAZETI,Iida iov: 1BNO  2002 Tidewater Utilities' Tompkins receives industry's higlLe:st honor The National Association of Water Com- panies (NAWC), at its 105th annual confer- ence, recently recognized J. Richard Tomp- kins, chairman of Tidewater Utilities Inc. with its highest honor, Honorary Member- ship. Tidewater Utilities serves 22,000 cus- tomers throughout Sussex, Kent and New Castle counties. NAWC is an organization representing the private and investor-owned water utility industry. Its members provide safe, reliable drinking water to 22 million Americans across the country. The designation of Hon- orary Membership in NAWC is reserved only for those people who h.ave clearly distin- g'uished themselves in the water profession and whose accomplish- ments in the field of wa- ter supply and/or water TOMPKINS utility management en- title them to special recognition. NAWC chairman, J. James Barr, present- ed the honor to Tompkins during the open- ing session of the conference, which was held in Scottsdale, Ariz. and drew hundreds of representati'ves from the water industry as well as regulatory officials. The presen- tation described Tompkins' 40 years of service and accomplishments during his tenure as chairman of Tidewater and presi- dent of Middlesex Water Company and two terms as president of NAWC. The tribute included recognition of his industry leader- ship, community involvement and commit- ment to his family. Oakcreek Furnishings and Design to hold customer appreciation Nov. 16 This year's annual customer ap- preciation open house at Oakcreek Furnishings and Design will take place from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. Customers will be treated to specialty food items, wine, cheese and entertainment featuring the Paul Snyder Trio. Customers from the past year will exchange their invitations for spe- cially selected gifts. The general public is also invit- ed and anyone attending will re- ceive a gift and have the opportu- nity to experience Oakcreek's customer appreciation. Owners Dee Maccari, Pat Hearn and their staff say they make it a point to show customer appreciation throughout the year, but Maccari said, "We decided several years ago to do something special once a year for our cus- tomers. We know how we feel when we're appreciated as cus- tomers where we shop, so we make every effort to make are customers feel welcome and ap- preciated. Each year, something additional is added to the open Verizon Wireless holds phone recycling drive through Nov. 30 Verizon Wireless is holding a statewide wireless phone recy- cling drive through Nov. 30 to benefit victims of domestic vio- lence and help dispose of no longer used wireless phones in an envir0nmentally-safe way. Delaware residents are encour- aged to donate wireless phones to any Verizon Wireless Communi- cations Store in Delaware and the YMCA of New Castle County's King Street location. Verizon Wireless will con- tribute $5 - up to a maximum of $2,500 - to the Delaware Coali- tion Against Domestic Violence (DCADV) - for each working wireless phone donated. Collected phones will be refurbished or sold through the company's national HopeLine Program, and either phones or cash will be donated to nonprofit domestic violence agen- cies. All wireless phone models from any carrier will be accepted. Verizon Wireless also donated 200 wireless phones and airtime to the DCADV. The phones were programmed to dial emergency numbers, including 911. "By doing something as simple as donating a Wireless phone you Continued om page 76 house event; this year it's live en- tertainment." "Most furniture decisions are major purchase decisions that people live with a long time," Hearn said, "and besides, we real- ize furniture decisions are part of building a place called home, and how important is that?" Hearn said the staff spends as much time as necessary with customers so they are comfortable with their buying decisions. To further assist customers, Maccari and Hearn offer personal design help which incudes home or room service or assistance with window treatments or acces- sories. HOME MORTGAGE . America's Largest Lender Competitive financing available on all types of residential properties. Conventional Loans Purchase and Refinance - Primary, Second Homes & Investment Properties. 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