Consuela Banderas (left) and Anastasia Lopez water plants at Jeff’s Greenhouse, Bethel. Owner Jeff Hastings said that he is watering twice as much as usual, to keep ahead of the hot, dry weather.

Photo by Pat Murphy

Fire department will show engine - Seaford Volunteer Fire Department’s (SVFD) 1921 Seagrave Pumper Engine #1 is returning to Seaford in “mint” condition today after undergoing a complete, frame-up restoration in the small coastal town of Hope, Maine. Page 2

Boy is dead from gunshot wound - A 12-year-old boy is dead after pointing a loaded gun at his face and pulling the trigger. The youth had removed the gun’s magazine, but a bullet was still in the chamber. Page 4

Cooperative meeting draws 3,256 - 3,256 people turned out to The Centre at the Delaware State Fair Ice Rink in Harrington, for the 66th Annual Meeting of the Delaware Electric Co-op, held on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Page 8

Towne & Country Fair signups - Sign up your daughter for the Little Miss Pageant, put your name in the hat for the talent show and buy your prayer breakfast tickets now for the 9th annual Seaford Towne & Country Fair coming August 31.. Page 9

Summer reading program a success - The Seaford District Library held a closing ceremony for its summer reading program on Thursday, August 8. Puppets Pizzazz from Houston, Texas provided entertainment for the kids. A total of 154 children participated in the program, which began in June. Page 10

Bonnie Walls hired by Bridgeville - The Bridgeville town commission announces that it has hired Bonnie S. Walls of Seaford as the town’s Director of Development. Walls had served as Laurel’s town manager for decades. Page 13

No good happens after midnight - The later at night it gets, the less likely it is that good things will happen. Dr. Anthony Policastro proves his point on page 14