Health
Thursday, April 27th, 2000
NHS dinner, auction at Gov. Ross Mansion
Nanticoke Health Services Auxiliary presents the 14th annual Dinner and Auction, the "Star Spangled Evening" will be held Saturday, May 20, at the Ross Mansion in Seaford.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30, followed by a live auction at 8. There will be a "silent" auction from 5 until 7.
The very popular restaurant from Milford, "The Sail Loft," will cater the dinner. Items included in the live auction will be a table with a needlepoint top, special lamps, jewelry, an Amish quilt and artwork. Tickets at $50 with $25 as a donation to the hospital are now on sale at the hospital 629-6611 ext. 2404 or from any committee member. As tickets are limited to 200 don't wait to buy yours. For details contact Charlotte Cannon, 337-8523, or Suzanne Smith, 628-3006.

NMH Auxiliary meeting
Dr. Anthony Policastro of Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will be the guest speaker at the Wednesday, May 10, coffee/meeting of Nanticoke Hospital Auxiliary. He will speak on the C-9 Philosophy.
Members are encouraged to attend the meeting at 10 a.m. at the Seaford Golf and Country Club. Following Dr. Policastro's presentation, the business meeting will be conducted by Suzanne Smith, Auxiliary president.
Final plans will be presented for the upcoming May 20 annual auction/dinner to be held at the Ross Mansion on Saturday, May 20.
Charlotte Cannon, general chairman of the event, will present a report on the "Star Spangled Evening" which is open to one and all. Please contact Mrs. Cannon at 337-8523 for information.
Members are reminded that dues are now due. According to Article III of the By-Laws of the Auxiliary, those "members failing to pay their dues by June 1 shall no longer be considered members."

Mammography screening
Mammography screening for the early detection of breast cancer will be offered at the nanticoke Senior Center on monday, May 11, from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Screening will be offered through the Mammography of Delaware program, the state's only mobile mammography unit. Mammography of Delaware is accredited by the FDA through the American College of Radiology.
To register for an appointment, please call 302-629-4939. To see if you qualify for a mammogram at no charge, or to register for another date, call Mammography of Delaware, toll free, at 1-800-654-0606.

Court seeks child advocates
The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program in the Family Court of the State of Delaware seeks qualified adults to serve as CASA volunteers.
As trained members of the community, CASA volunteers appointed by Family Court judges to represent the best interests of abused, neglected, or dependent children who are the subject of Court proceedings.
The volunteer conducts an independent investigation into the child's life and presents facts and recommendations to a judge in written reports and verbal testimony.
The CASA advocates for the best interests of the child by investigating and monitoring a case until the child is provided with a safe and permanent home.
CASA volunteers have varied professional, educational, and ethnic backgrounds. Program Coordinators from the Family Court staff select, train, supervise and evaluate the volunteers. Program attorneys provide legal representation for CASA volunteers and legal advice for the program.
In 1999, approximately 165 CASA volunteers in Delaware served 501 children. However, half of Delaware's abused and neglected children still have no independent voice in court.
The goal of the Family Court CASA program is to serve all of the abused and neglected children in the state.
A required five-day training program for volunteers in Sussex County will be held in Georgetown on May 31 and June 1, and in Dover on June 6, 7, and 9.
For more information or to apply to become a CASA volunteer, call the CASA office at 856-5309. Application deadline is May 15.

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