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Cape Gazette NEWS TUESDAY DECEMBER 13- THURSDAY DECEMBER 15. 2011 5 SHARI COLLINS iS SUSSEX COUNTY'S TOP EMPLOYEE FOR 2011 RON MACARTHUR PHOTO SUSSEX COUNTY has named Shari L. Collins of Millsboro the 2011 employ- ee of the year. On Dec. 9, Sussex County Council President Mike Vincent, R- Seaford, announced this year's winner during the annual Mildred King Lun- cheon for the county's approximately 500 employees. Collins was selected by her coworkers from a field of four employees, all named quarterly winners, for the honor. Collins, this year's third-quarter winner, receiveda standing ovation from employees as she was presented with a plaque. 'Tm so honored by this selection. It's nice to know how much you're appre- ciated by your coworkers," said Collins, who is an administrative clerk in the .county's emergency medical services department. "They are the ones who make it a joy to come to work each day." County Administratoi" David Baker commended Collins for more than 10 years of service which began in May 2001 as a data clerk~in the Recorder of DeedsOffice. Baker praised Collins for her friendly and outgoing personality, as well as her willingness to help her fellow employees and cross-train on du- ties in other offices to assist them when needed. Winter, spring, summer or fall, proper preparation is key, ussex officials advi have experienced some extreme A few steps now can make it winter seasons in recent years, weather the winter season Seasons change. Being pre- pared for the worst, well, that stays the same. The Sussex County Emer- gency Operations Center re- minds the public that just as preparations are a must before each hurricane season, the rou- tine should beno different as the calendar moves into the heart of the nor'easter and winter storm season that spans October to March. "Living in a coastal area, we are frequently reminded about the threat of tropical weather and why it's important to pre- pare. We saw that with Hurri- cane Irene this past August," Sus- sex County EOC Director Joseph L. Thomas said. "But just be- cause hurricane season ended in November doesn't mean the threat of severe weather has left us .for the next six months. "Like hurricanes and tropical storms, winter storms and nor'easters especially can pose a significant risk to life and prop- erty, as well." Thomas said. "Flooding, high winds, heavy snow, icy travel and downed power lines are just some of the many effects we can see this time of year. So it's important that the public remain vigilant year- round in being prepared for whatever Mother Nature can dish out." Sussex County and Delaware Chinese with repeated coastal storms and back-to-back blizzards in 2009 and 2010 that scoured beaches, flooded fields and blanketed the landscape with several feet of snow. To ensure you are prepared for Continued on page 9 Do Yon Experience ... Back & Neck Pain? Tension in the Shoulders? Headaches? Insomnia? Poor Digestion? Numbness & Tingling in the Arms? Leg & Foot Pain? Specializing In... Relief from Pain, Stress, Tension, Fatigue, Insomnia Back Acupressure Hot Stone Bodywork Foot Reflexology Chinese Herbal Foot Bath Gift Certificates Couples/Friends. Walk.ins Welcome Open 7 Days aWeek 10am-6pm 19323 Lighthouse Plaza Blvd., Unit 6, Behind QMC on Rt, 1, aehoboth Beach 302-226-8868 Jeanine O'Donnell, Agent 32191 Nassau Road, Lewes, DE 19958 Bus: 302-644-FARM(3276) Toll Freel 877-644-3276 Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30 Any other time you need by appointment - just ask! May all your days be merry and bright. Asafe and joyous season to everyone. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there: