APPLE SCRAPPLE IS A SUCCESS. Despite rain Friday and early Saturday, the 11th annual Apple Scrapple Festival attracted 30,000 visitors to Bridgeville over the weekend. In the photos clockwise from top left are: David & Gail Simpson of Wilmington with two-year-old daughter Reisa; one of the scrapple carving contest entries (The Thinker with an apple in his hand); Virgil Cannon of Bridgeville, who was displaying an assortment of advertising thermometers; and brothers Patrick and Stephen Mulshnock of Wilmington admiring one of the antique cars. Story on page 11.

Photos by Lynn Parks

Laurel Chamber to hear Jack Miller - The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will hear Jack Miller, vice president and co-founder of Nouvir Research in Seaford, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 7:30 a.m. at RJs Riverside Restaurant in Laurel. Miller is co-chairman of the Greater Seaford Orderly Growth Committee, a grassroots effort organized by residents and business people along US 13. He will discuss the groupís effort to provide input on the DelDOT US 13 Corridor Capacity Preservation Program. A continental breakfast will be provided free of charge. RSVP to the Laurel Chamber at 875-9319 by Friday, Nov. 1.

Homecoming at Woodbridge High - Woodbridge High School will host its annual Homecoming activities this weekend in Bridgeville. The parade will step out at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18. Bands, fire companies, and class floats are only a few of the attractions. The parade will leave from behind the high school and proceed down Edgewood Street, to Laws Street, to Delaware Avenue, to South Cannon Street. It will disband at Passwaters Field. The football game against the Smyrna Eagles kicks off at 7:30 p.m. During half-time the band will perform one of its award-winning field shows for the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen. On Saturday evening a semi-formal dance will be held in the cafeteria. Athenian Nights is the theme. Tickets must be purchased in advance. The weekend is under the direction of the Student Council including officers Tara Jones, Cynthia Exantus, Anastasia Pettyjohn, Nicole Youse, and Kristen Ryan. Their advisors are Roger and Rita Hovermale. For more information call the high school office at 337-8289.

Big vote coming - A vote that could almost triple the size of Bridgeville will be held Saturday. Page 10

Dress Code - Find out who likes the idea of a dress code and why. Page 4

One year later - The Perdue Agri-recycling Plant south of Blades is one year old. Whatís next for Perdue? Page 5