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24 - CAPE GAZETTE, Thursday, December 24 - December 30, 1998 Agnettis welcome Baylee Crystal on Dec. 10 Thomas and Kimberly Crystal Agnetti of Winding Creek Village in Millsboro, celebrated the birth of their daughter, Baylee Crystal, on Thursday, Dec. 10, at Beebe Medical Center. Baylee was 6 pounds and 3.5 ounces and was 19 inches long. Her proud grandparents are Harry "Hap" and Bette Crystal of Mills- boro. were pre-Christmas presents that post members delivered Dec. 8. Rehoboth VFW Auxiliary sends presents to Veterans Nursing Home By Rosanne Pack The members of the VFW Post 7447 Auxiliary believe that no one is ever too old for a visit from San- ta Claus and they served as Santa helpers as they prepared packages for residents of the Delaware Vet- erans Nursing Home. Bearing gifts for all residents at the home in Elsmere, auxiliary and VFW members made the an- nual trek last week, Dec. 8, for the Christmas delivery. Dottie Ahem, past program chairwoman for the auxiliary, said that a variety of gifts were distributed, including underwear, toiletries and handker- chiefs. One auxiliary member, Ruth Ir- van, spent months crocheting afghans for each of the veterans who uses a wheelchair; Irvan, with the help of her daughter, prepared 33 afghans. She said she started last spring and crocheted through the summer and fall, except for times when it was too warm to work with the yam. There are no two that are alike; every afghan has a different color combination. Irvan said that she used yarns that she had on hand and bought Gift wrapping months of charitable work, Dottie Ahem, left, helps Ruth Irvan prepare 33 afghans that Irvan crocheted for wheelchair-using residents at the Veterans Nursing Home in Elsmere. CLOSED DECEMBER 25TH, 26TH & JANUARY 1ST some as she needed it or saw some of an appealing color. Auxiliary members used money from different fundraisers to shop for the veterans in the nursing home. Most of the toiletries are donated by members who collect them as they travel. "Everyone who goes on a trip saves their complimentary sham- poo, lotion and nice soap and brings them in for us," Ahem said. "We get a nice collection and the HOLIDAY SPECIAL! Sussex libraries launch telephone Thousands of Sussex Countians will soon have a unique opportu- nity to affect the future of their 15 libraries in a program that will be one of the first of its kind in the northeastern United States. The process will begin in a few weeks when a random telephone survey conducted by the Ivy Group on behalf of the Sussex County Li- brary System will contact more than 2,000 library users and nonusers to ask them such ques- tions as to why they do or do not use their libraries, and what ways they.would like to see them ira- proved. The sutwey is the beginning of a statewide, state-funded program called BASE, which will stan- dardize the process of improving public libraries throughout coop- erative planning and evaluation of services. BASE, an acronym which stands for Benchmarks of best practice, Action plans, Stan- dards of service and Evaluation, will take place over an 18-month period. "This process, which will in- clude community involvement throughout various phases, is be- men and women in the nursing home really enjoy them." In addition to preparing gifts for residents at the nursing home, members of Post 7447 auxiliary frequently donate food, household items, personal items and writing supplies to the Home of the Brave program for homeless veterans. The auxiliary accepts cash and other donations for their projects; for information, call the post, 227- 3469. evaluation survey ing undertaken to better meet community needs as the public li- braries of Sussex County move in- to the 21st century," said Ellen H. Fanjoy, administrative librarian for planning and evaluation for the Delaware Division of Li- braries. BASE evolved from written re- ports by Dr. G. Arno Loessner and Dr. Ilona E. Holland. Holland, who authored "Libraries of the 21st Century," then worked with the Delaware Council on Libraries to develop the new state stan- Continued on page 26 !,.g . ., Ocean Travel tbanksyoufor allyour business  !!" and sincerely wishes you all the happiness i I" that a prosperous and successful  . .i },,   , ,. New Year can bring. _") .  .., cO00._ iv i! 4377 Highway One RehobothBeach 7.. k 227-1607 . " . .......  .. .. _L.  a .'- S'S'g :-2 '- -" 1-1 .t.,... I 0 " FROM 6 EAST CHURCH ST., SELBYVILLE, DE 19975 (302) 436.8205 MON. - SAT. 9 AM - 5 PM GREAT EMPLOYEE GIFT IDEA!!! TOP QUALITY SWEATSHIRTS PRINTED WITH YOUR LOGO... AS LITTLE AS '10. EACH 1550 645-2959 B SAVANNAH RD LEWES, DE MOTIVE