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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, December 26 - January 1, 1998 - 21 Bombay Visitor Center to close winter weekends The Visitor Center at Bombay Hook National Refuge near Smyrna and the Allee i-Iouse, a historical residence located on Bombay Hook Refuge, will be closed to the public on weekends throughout the months of January and February, effective Dec. 20. The Visitor Center will re- main open during weekdays throughout the year. Both the Visitor Cen- ter and the Allee House are scheduled to reopen on weekends in March. Dennis Forney photo Gumboro Bethel Church burns mortgage on addition The congregation of Bethel United Methodist Church on the Delaware and Maryland line south of Gumboro celebrated an important event Sunday afternoon, Dec. 14. Members of the church joined with officials of the Peninsula Conference Methodist Church to burn the mort- gage on a $60,000 addition to the church constructed in 1994. "We don't owe a dollar in the world on this building, and we thank the Lord for it," said Bethel Church Sunday School Su- perintendent Vaughn Lacurts. The lifelong member of Bethel said the 1994 addition includes an enlarged sanctuary, new Sunday School rooms and two bathrooms. "We borrowed $45,000 from the Farmers Bank of Willards and made the first payment of $522 in February of 1995 and finished it all off in Au- gust of 1997. We raised all the money ourselves which included some sizable donations from outside sources." The Peninsula Conference also assisted the project with a $10,000 loan and a $5,000 grant. The original section of Bethel United Methodist Church was built in 1841 on a piece of high ground through which runs the Delaware and Maryland line. Pastor Carol Loy and Lacurts are shown here with the mortgage and are joined by members of the church con- gregation. HAPPY NEW YEAR! Open Friday, Dec. 26 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. also Open New Year's Day! 31 Rehoboth Avenue Open Daily 227-7990 Ill Red Cross volunteers to assist Guam refief efforts Red Cross volunteer Geeta Nan- dakumar will be spending the holi- days this year in Guam, assisting in the relief effort as a result of Su- per Typhoon Paka. With initial in- formation just beginning to emerge from Guam and Saipan American Red Cross chapters, vol- unteers from around the United States are rushing to assist the is- land communities on Guam and Rota. "This is my Christmas gift to the people of Guam," said Nan- dakumar, who will be leaving her family and the comfort of her home in Hockessin to serve as public affairs coordinator in the re- lief effort. "We anticipate that our disaster relief on Guam and Rota will ex- ceed $2.5 million," said Margi Pruett, executive director of the American Red Cross in Delaware. "We rely on the American people to provide the generous donations which make our services possible. I invite the citizens of Delaware to call 1-800-HELP-NOW (1-800- 435-7669) to make credit card do- nations to the disaster relief fund. The American Red Cross disas- ter relief fund supports Red Cross disaster relief efforts for this and other disasters across the country. The very preliminary reports from the islands indicate that more than 1,300 were sheltered overnight, with more than 600 of those residents fleeing to shelters during the onslaught of the storm. Government sources have report- ed receiving "hundreds of calls" from residents seeking assistance during the course of the storm. With winds reaching extreme and reportedly record-breaking speeds, and damaging wind condi- tions lasting for many hours, the northern two-thirds of Guam has reportedly experienced devastat- ing damage. All Red Cross disas- ter assistance is free. Reliant PELLET STOVE BLOWOUT1 "1"-4 $10g moe[ reg. 1699 Avent Model $l reg. 1499 Pellet Grills asia.asSeT5 SUSSEX STOVE, CO. Jim Seibert, Owner 645-7808 641 Hwy. One = Lewes vnlcn pine trees waving private and house-like than most condominiums, yet offers the security of group living plus tennis & swimming a block away. We love it there, and we've set up the unit to sleep 9, but we're moving to be next to relatives. $121,000. Call Fred at 302-678-3616 or 302-674-9028