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Reporter Central Kitsap Keep it classy Expanded classifieds inside Kitsap Week FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2013 | Vol. 29, No. 8 | WWW.CENTRALKITSAPREPORTER.COM | 50¢ 1 LET’S TALK 2 5 4 3 turkey day The end of November is a time to slow down and appreciate the happenings of the past year. It’s a time of reflection and giving; a reminder of what one has rather than what one doesn’t have. Thanksgiving is a time to embrace the moments of bountiful laughter and happiness. It is the holiday where most families can put hard feelings aside and focus on gathering for a delicious meal surrounded by good intentions. Whether traveling near or far, families gather at the same time every year to show gratitude for one another. 6 BY LESLIE KELLY LKELLY@SOUNDPUBLISHING.COM 7 It is also an opportunity to see things through another’s eyes. Fifth graders from Emerald Heights sat down with education reporter Seraine Page to tell about what they are most thankful for this year. Their answers are heartwarming. 1. “When my family makes dinner, and I’m thankful when I get it.” Piper Smith, age 10 2. “To have a family because they love me.” Alex Oathout, age 10 3. “Probably just my whole family because they’ve been with me a lot. I’m just really thankful.” Jake Bancroft, age 10 8 County Dems meet to ponder Brown’s replacement 4. “I’d have to say I’m most thankful for a house, food and a good family.” Tyler Stewart, age 9 5. “I’m most thankful that I’m gonna have family come from different states for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The best part of Thanksgiving is when grandma makes so much food. It all tastes so good. My grandma makes really good homemade stuffing.” Cheyanne Amar, age 10 6. “I’m really thankful for all the new technology. It makes it easier to look stuff up. I’m really thankful for having a kind and generous family. Having good friends help me stay focused to do my best on activities.” ZoeLynn McCord, age 11 7. “That my family could put food on the table.” Ty Zeman, age 11 8. “My grandparents because they are really, really generous to our family.” Emily Schutte, age 11 Four Democrats gave their reasons why they think they should replace Josh Brown on the Kitsap County Commission at a meeting Monday. A fifth person submitted a written statement because she was was not able to attend the meeting. Those who spoke were former Bremerton Mayor Cary Bozeman, current Bremerton City Councilwoman Leslie Daugs, Silverdale attorney Robert C. MacDermid, and Irene Bowling, a music school business owner. Linda Streissguth, a manager for Puget Sound Energy, submitted her statement in writing. Each person was given two minutes at the general monthly membership meeting of the Kitsap County Democratic Central Committee on Monday. Applicants will speak again at a “get to know the applicants” informal meeting Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. and at a special caucus meeting Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. By state law, the Kitsap County Democratic Central Committee will submit three names ranked in preference to the two Kitsap County Commissioners who will then name the replacement for Brown. That person will serve until the next election when voters can determine who they want to represent them on the council. Brown, who has served on the council for eight years, announced last month that he is leaving Dec. 31 to become the executive director of the Puget Sound Regional Council in Seattle. Brown is the senior member of the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, representing the Central Kitsap District which includes the unincorporated communities of Silverdale, Tracyton, Seabeck, Illahee, Brownsville, Crosby, Holly, Rocky Point, and the majority of the residents in the City of Bremerton. He has been on the commission since 2006. Kitsap Democratic Committee Chairwoman Katherine Woods said she’s received five letters of interest from individuals who want to serve on the commission. Those individuals also have been mailing information to the precinct committee officers in Brown’s District 3 seat, who SEE DEMS, A13

Central Kitsap Reporter, November 22, 2013

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