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School bond on special ballot By Sandy Stokes La Conner School District will ask voters to approve a new $20 million bond to make upgrades and renovations to its historic elementary campus as well as the more modern middle and high schools. The special election ballots will be mailed on Jan. 23 and counted on Feb. 12. The new bond will replace a previous school construction bond that will be paid off in 2014. Payments will be collected through property taxes at the rate of $2.35 per each $1,000 of a property’s assessed value. The bond that is set to expire next year costs homeowners a little more at $2.45 per $1,000 in assessed value. At an estimated cost of $20,693,000, the school improvement plan calls for demolishing portions of the elementary school and rebuilding it to become the new middle school. The elementary school would then be moved across the street to the existing middle school campus. District Superintendent Tim Bruce said a citizens committee that worked through the summer determined that renovating the elementary school to give students state-of-the-art classrooms would be too costly — it would actually take more money to fix the buildings than to replace them. Besides, building new facilities makes the district eligible to receive state funding to help with the cost. A total of about $17 million in new construction would turn the existing elementary school into a middle school for seventh and eighth grades. That will keep the older kids all on the same side of the street. Converting the existing middle school for the elementary students would require about $4.6 million in additions and upgrades, the committee estimated. The campus reconfiguration would put students in grades kindergarten through six in the old middle school campus on the west side of Sixth Street, with grades seven through 12 on the east side. Resident Dixie Otis, who has been involved in La Conner schools for years and did some work with the citizens committee, said that after the school shooting tragedy in Connecticut last year, a big consideration is safety. “If that bond goes through, we have a wonderful opportunity to make our schools as safe as possible,” she said. Moving the younger children to the current middle school campus means “we would have them enclosed in a safe environment, where they are inside the building,” Otis said. “They wouldn’t even have to go outside to go to lunch.” The middle and high schools presently share a principal and also share a cafeteria, with the high school kids walking across the street at lunch time to the middle school’s multi-purpose gym and cafeteria, where the food is prepared. The north end of the existing elementary school, built in 1950 and 1965, would be demolished. A new multi-purpose gym and cafeteria like the one at the present middle school would be built in its place to serve the students in grades seven through 12. Food would continue to be prepared at the current middle school cafeteria and brought to the new one for the older kids. Also, the best portions of the existing elementary school, including the historic part, will be renovated into state-of-theart classrooms for seventh- and eighth-graders, Bruce said. The old elementary school gym has become too expensive to maintain and must be demolished. But the good parts, including the hardwood gym flooring, will be salvaged and given new life. The old gym floor will become wainscoting and part of the stage

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floor of the new building. In addition to reconfiguring the elementary and middle schools, the plan calls for several other upgrades, including renovating dated classrooms in the high school, replacing the football field lights with energy efficient lighting, resurfacing the athletic field track, and upgrades to the historic auditorium building. While the total cost of the project is projected to exceed $23 million, the district anticipates that state funding will offset a portion of the construction. If voters approve the new $20.6 million bond, it will be amortized over 20 years. The bonds that are being paid off are the 1993 bond to build the middle school and a 1998 addition account for about $612 on the yearly tax bill of a home with an assessed value of $250,000. If voters approve the new bond to take effect in 2014, the tax bill would be around $587 yearly for DREDGING – The operation to remove the accumulated silt that was choking navigation in the Swinomish Channel is expected to a $250,000 home. be finished this weekend, about a month ahead of schedule. – Photo by Don Coyote

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GOTTA DANCE! – Doug Booth and Vicki Thulman met on a dance floor in Seattle 18 years ago. Today, marriage partners as well as dance partners, they are part of the Sunday scene at the Edison Inn. – Photo by Don Coyote

This ‘congregation’ dances every Sunday By Anna Ferdinand Doug Booth and Vicki Thulman met on the dance floor 18 years ago at a Zydeco dance in Seattle. The two fell in love, married and Thulman, then an editor with Microsoft, moved to Bow, where Doug lived. They would travel to Seattle to get their dance fix with bands playing Louisianastyle Cajun, Zydeco, blues or country. One band they sometimes heard was a Hank Williams tribute band. Soon they discovered that one of the musicians for the Seattle band was a neighbor. A little over a decade ago, that neighbor, pianist and accordion player Dan Duggin, told Doug and Vicki that he and some fellow musicians had started up a regular Sunday night gig at the Edison Inn. “We walked in the door, and there are all these musicians that we knew from Seattle,” said Doug, who danced with a clogging troupe during the 10 years he lived in West Virginia, where he went to college. He has danced ever since, versed in styles from the Appalachian south to East Coast Swing. “But nobody was here,” said Vicki. She had grown up in Maryland, where she studied modern dance. She and Doug were headed to a Cajun dance in Seattle. “We just stopped in, but they sounded so good that we stayed,” Vicki said. “We were really the only two in here.” It was weeks before anyone else would show up at the Edison to dance. “We were the only couple out here,” Doug said. “Little by little, people started dancing. Once

they started dancing, they saw how fun it was and now there’s no room to dance at all.” Spending Sunday nights at the Edison Inn borders on being a religion for some folks, where the weekly music from 5:50 to 9:30 p.m. fills the dance floor. The music started as a jam session, but soon word spread. “After about a year, it reached a critical mass,” said Duggin, who now runs the Sunday shows. Originally the band had musicians coming up from Seattle. Duggin, Bill Jedrzejewski, a vocalist and guitarist, and the well-known fiddler, Jon Parry, were part of the original group. Parry, who has since moved to Port-Townsend, used to tear down the tavern with his expert fiddle solos. “Eventually, people kept asking us, ‘What’s the name of our band?’ Jon came up with the name Bow Diddlers… fiddle, Bow, Bo Diddley, and the name kind of stuck.” Now, the five-member Bow Diddlers band plays twice a month, with guest musicians rotating in and out. Five or six different bands rotate in the other coveted Sunday night slots. “People who’ve been to Louisiana tell me this is the closest to a Louisiana roadhouse that the Northwest has,” said Jedrzejewski between sets last Sunday. Though some of the musicians drive up from Seattle, there is no cover charge at the Edison. Instead, they pass the hat a couple of times. The Sunday night Edison dance community extends far beyond the weekly dances, where the keyboard, bass, drums and two guitars keep the people moving

By Nicole Jennings After years of lobbying by local officials to fund the dredging operation that many local residents can watch from their windows this week, the work is almost finished. American Construction Company, contracted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the Swinomish Channel to its ideal 12-foot depth, is about a month ahead of schedule. When finished, the channel will be clear of the buildup of sand, dirt and other sediment that made it impossible for large vessels to come through. The dredgers are expected to finish this weekend and conduct surveys on Monday, said Port of Skagit Community Outreach Administrator Carl Molesworth. “The surveys will be used to publish bathymetric and color charts of the bottom of the channel at the 12-foot depth,” he said. The work was originally scheduled for completion by Feb. 15, said Port of Skagit Director Patsy Martin, so that it will not interfere with the annual fish migration. The so-called “fish window” is a stretch of time between July and mid-February, when salmon and other fish are not migrating through the channel. So far, about 220,000 cubic yards of sediment has been removed from the floor of the channel, said Molesworth. Martin said the sediment is very clean and will be taken to Rosario Strait and Elliot Bay, which she said is in need of “good, clean material” to cover contaminated soil on the bottom. And Rosario Strait is one of the sites in the state that is designated for the disposal of clean sediment. In total, the dredging is anticipated to cost about $2.3 million, and the project is part of $30 million Congress set aside last year to go to small waterways. “It was quite an honor that Congress recognized the importance of small waterways,” said Martin. Martin said that the project has gone “very, very well” and that American Construction “has

done a good job.” The only hitch came when a couple areas in the south end of the channel had to be re-dredged following some autumn storms. The work is being completed with the 120-foot dredge Mulkiteo, the 180-foot dump barge Lummi Island and the 70-foot, 1,200-horsepower, twin-screw, shallow-draft tug Redwood City.  The dredge’s 50-ton crane scoops up sediment with a 5cubic-yard clamshell bucket and loads the dump barge, which holds 1,422 cubic yards. Then the tug Redwood City pushes the barge out of the channel and tows it out over the dump zone, where the barge opens up, releasing its load. A dump run out to Rosario Strait for the tug Redwood City and the dump barge Lummi Island can take 8 hours. The La Conner waterfront has afforded an excellent view of the operation all week. Prior to this week, all the work was done in areas of the channel outside of town. The dredger is moving south, and will finish up at Holein-the-Wall. The completion of the dredging marks the end of an important economic mission that town, port and tribal officials have been on for several years. To keep the channel navigable for large boats, it must be dredged about every four years to keep it from silting in. Over the past two years, local officials have made numerous trips to Washington, DC to lobby federal officials to fund the dredging. Keeping the channel open for large vessels brings cruise ships that help support La Conner merchants and keeps the local maritime industry in business. “The Swinomish Channel is an important economic driver for Skagit County and the entire region,” Representative Rick Larsen has said. His support was integral in obtaining the funding for the dredging project. Town Administrator John Doyle summed up the situation very clearly: “We cease being a seaport if we don’t dredge.”

all evening, with a twirling, twostepping finesse between tables and the dance floor. Tilly Evans, a 69-year-old dancer, was shimmering in silver and with her new husband, Jerry Evans, a retired Seattle police officer. They married 50 years prior, divorced, and recently reconnected. Steve Hunter, a Sunday regular, brought the cake for the wedding. “People are like family,” said Tilly, who grew up in Burlington. She started coming here six months ago, and “I haven’t missed a Sunday. I love the people. I’ve made all kinds of friends.” Marc “Zappa” Daniel, former candidate for La Conner mayor, says the quality of the music is what brings him out. Zappa, a self-defined deadhead, moved from Half Moon Bay, California to La Conner in the late 70s. He was part of the 1890’s La Conner music scene, where music was a nightly occurrence in town, supplanting the need to go to Seattle. That died down in the 80s, so Zappa brought in musicians to the Rexville Grange during the 90’s. “Someone told me there was a Sunday band I should see, so I crawled off my couch and came out here,” said Zappa, who still hops in his car to hit a Grateful Dead show from time to time. “Old folks can come out and be tucked in bed before Johnny Carson...I mean not Johnny Carson, I’m not that old!” And for Zappa, the bar evokes a Dead show where there’s “still more smiles per square foot than anywhere on the planet.” Zappa doesn’t dance, though. BYE FOR NOW – Once the dredging is finished, it will have to be (Continued on Page 8)

repeated every four years or so to keep the channel navigable for larger vessels. – Photo by Don Coyote


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• OBITUARY •

ELDON JAMES DERKLAND 1942-2012 Eldon “Don� James Derkland died at age 70 on Sunday, December 30 at his Burlington home after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Don was born June 27, 1942 in Tacoma, the son of Ralph

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and Elvera Johnson Derkland. He attended school in Seattle, graduating from Highline High School. Don joined the Army, serving his country in Germany, being honorably discharged to care for his ailing father. In 1966 he married Linda Johnson in Renton; together they had two daughters. He worked briefly for Boeing as a draftsman, then, as a salesman for Boyd’s Coffee Company. In 1972, he moved with his family to the Skagit Valley, where he started a roofing company. In 1977, he married the love of his life, Ellen Engle Omdal. Together they proudly owned and operated Don-El Construction, building custom homes. For the last 24 years, Don was a realtor and worked with Ralph and Mary Ann Monty, along with their son, Aaron Monty, at Ramo Realty and Construction in Arlington. Along life’s journey, Don developed many lasting friendships. Family was most important in Don’s life with many picnics, trips, and countless occasions shared together with loved ones. Don had a great appreciation of music and shared his beautiful voice at momentous family events. He enjoyed sports, golfing, tennis, fishing, boating and being in the sun. The Mariners and Seahawks were his favorite teams. Don’s family would like to extend their deepest thanks to the staffs of United General’s oncology unit, Saint Joseph Hospital and Skagit Hospice for their sensitivity and loving care of Don in his final days. Ellen wishes to thank family and friends for all of their love and support. Don is survived by his loving wife, Ellen; his daughter Kim Billings (Bill Farnham); his daughter and son-in-law Stacy and Bill Cassels of Sedro-Woolley; his son and daughter-in-law Bret and Laura Omdal of Burlington; his nine grandchildren, Shelby, Lexie, Brady, Brittany, Chelsea, Cherish, Zayler, Rachel, and Beau; plus many loving extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Bertha Mounce. Memorials may be given to the North Puget Cancer Center, 2000 Hospital Drive, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284. You may offer your condolences and share memories with Don’s family online at www. kernfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.

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EMERINE BETTY ACORN 1920-2012 Former La Conner resident Emerine Betty Acorn died peacefully at age 92, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, December 20. Emerine was born on April 10, 1920 in Seattle to John and June Rodda. She attended high school in Port Angeles and later went to the University of Washington. She married Arthur G. “Gar� Acorn in February 1942. They moved to Shelter Bay in 1977, where Emerine continued to live until August 2011, when she fell and broke her hip, and then moved to Santa Cruz, California to be near her daughter. Emerine and Gar were married 52 years until his death in 1994. She is survived by her sons Jeff Acorn and Dennis Acorn, her daughter and son-in-law Susan and Larry Doan, her grandchildren, Abby, Nick, David, Matthew, Jenny, Nathan, and Michelle, six great-grandchildren, as well as her brother and sister-in-law Les and Betty Rodda and many nieces and nephews. Emerine started playing cello in fifth grade and performed in symphonies throughout her life. She worked for three doctors, with her father in a hardware store, and then a photography studio. After having her children, she was a dedicated stay-at-home mom, always ready to encourage her children with kindness and happy smiles. She was in Bible study groups, symphony, and a badminton club. She enjoyed traveling to many countries, bike riding until the age of 91, knitting, swimming, exercising, gardening, and cooking. We will always remember her warm smile, gracious attitude, and loving spirit. A special thank-you to Cindy’s Celebrations for all the outings she enjoyed, and to the wonderful staff at Sunshine Villa, where she lived for the last year and a half.

JONATHAN EUGENE MUNRO 1958-2012 Jonathan Eugene Munro, who has kept his boat in La Conner for the past 20 years, died of a sudden heart attack at the age of 54 at his Kirkland home on Saturday, Dec. 22. Jon was a loving husband, an accomplished musician, a great friend to many, a skilled carpenter and computer technologist. He was born in great Falls, Montana to Richard and Molly Munro on August 2, 1958. Jon’s childhood was rich and his upbringing connected him to nature, adventure, history and the earth. He was fortunate enough to live in some of the most beautiful places in our country due to his parents’ careers in the National Park Service and Fish and Game. Jon spent his childhood exploring wildlife and nature from the Grand Tetons to Glacier National Park. In his teenage years in Columbia Falls, Jon discovered his love and natural inclination towards music. He became an accomplished musician, balancing music with his continued love for the outdoors, and skiing in the beautiful countryside that he called home. Jon graduated from Eastern Montana College with a degree in computer science. He later moved to Seattle, Washington at the dawn of the internet boom, met and married Susie Obbink and became an accomplished web developer. Jon’s contributions to early web development technologies included developing groundbreaking Microsoft enabled websites for companies such as Microsoft to marquee entertainment moguls such as Elton John. Jon and Susie enjoyed boating in the San Juan Islands on their boat, Bob. They enjoyed crabbing, clamming, throwing parties, balls to Scout, and spending delightful times with their many friends. Jon is survived by his wife, Susie Munro, his parents, Richard and Molly Munro, his siblings, Greg, Marty, Kathryn, and Jesse Munro, their extended families and his many nieces and nephews. Jon’s wishes were that he be cremated and his ashes joyfully spread in the beauty of Washington’s San Juan Islands. A Catholic Memorial Service will be held in Helena, Montana at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church Saturday, Jan. 26 at noon. We’ve created this site: www. loveforjonmunro.wordpress. com for all to enjoy stories and photos of Jon. And we invite all to share stories on the site as well.

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RICHARD ALLAN LOCKREM, SR. 1933-2013 Early in the afternoon on Thursday, January 3, 2013, Richard Allen Lockrem, Sr. left us to continue his journey into the Great Mystery. It was a sunny winter afternoon, a rarity in Washington, and the type of day he would never neglect to take advantage of.  He was born December 16, 1933 in Underwood, North Dakota.  All who knew him would remark upon his fondness for storytelling, and tales of his early life on the farm were never few.  Those first years set the mold for an extraordinary life.  Although his daily life, at that time, was defined by a level of hardship few today would understand, those memories were rarely relayed without evoking a smile or a homesick tear. It was on that farm that he learned the value of family, selfreliance, and hard work. He also developed a deep connection to the outdoors.  For the remainder of his life, he would derive great satisfaction from rearing livestock and gardening.  Often he would remark, to friends and family, that he should have remained a farmer.  After leaving school in the eighth grade, he continued to work on his father’s farm and began taking odd jobs where he could find them.  In 1951 he joined the United States Air Force.  After completing basic training in Texas, he was assigned to a small airbase in Ontario, Canada.  It was there that he met the woman that would remained at his side for the next 60 years.  He met Florence B. Lindstrom at a fire and endured a prolonged courtship of two weeks before having her hand in marriage.  It’s certain he told everyone who heard the story of how they met that he knew she was the one from the moment he set eyes upon her.  Once he had completed his period of service in the Air Force, he remained briefly in the Midwest with his young family, taking repair work where he could find it.  In 1965 he relocated his family to Seattle.  From his home, on 8th Avenue South, he would branch out his business from general appliance repair to specializing in the repair and construction of custom Harley Davidson Motorcycles.  A&A Repair became A&A Custom Cycle — with a smile he would explain that he chose the name so he could be first in the phone book.  He remained in his ramblerstyle home in Burien with his business in the garage until his children had grown and he had become accustomed to being addressed as Grandpa.  In 1981, following the example of his brother Leslie, Richard

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SPORTS

STRONG-ARM TACTICS – La Conner’s Ben Harper had the upper hand during the above match Saturday at Henry Jackson High School. Harper won twice and placed sixth in the 138-pound division of the 27-team Everett Mat Classic. The Braves were the smallest enrollment school in this year’s tourney field. – Photo by Scott Gregory

Braves fare well on mat against bigger schools By Bill Reynolds La Conner wrestlers threw larger school foes for a loop during the Everett Classic mat tourney Saturday at Jackson High. Dahlton Zavala, Ben Harper, and William Ziemantz each placed among top grapplers in their respective weight classes as part of a highly competitive field that drew entrants from 27 Puget Sound area teams. All except La Conner represented 3A and 4A schools. Zavala split four matches in the 152-pound division to secure fifth place honors. Harper also split four contests,

clinching sixth spot in the 138pound bracket. Ziemantz, despite having his eye swollen shut at one point, rallied to secure sixth place in the 285s. “This is a meet that definitely got us better,” La Conner head coach Barry Harper said afterward. “It’s one that will help us get ready for those tournaments down the road that count the most.” A couple of those are coming up in the next few days. The Braves are scheduled to join traditional rivals Friday Harbor and Concrete this Friday,

Jan. 11, at Chief Leschi, then compete the following morning at the Darrington 2B Invitational. The Chief Leschi matches are set for 5 p.m. The Darrington card, which also features Concrete, has an early 9 a.m. start. The multi-school Everett event was La Conner’s first action in nearly two weeks, though the Braves did schedule practice sessions around holiday travel plans during the school’s recent winter break. “I thought our guys wrestled as well as we expected going in,” coach Harper noted. “Some of the kids stepped up really well.”

Braves break century mark in league rout of Orcas By Bill Reynolds La Conner High’s league hoop game at Orcas was over Friday almost as soon as it started. Braves’ senior guard Spencer Novak took the opening tip and buried a deep trey, and that was pretty much it. The host Vikings never recovered. La Conner went on to post an emphatic 102-38 NW2B victory, improving to 11-0 in the process. Novak, despite seeing limited duty, finished with a game-high 31 points — nearly outscoring Orcas by himself.  He was 11-of-20 from the floor, including seven three-pointers. Novak’s seven assists showed he was equally effective setting up his teammates, eight of whom also landed on the La Conner point parade. Tyler Howlett recorded an impressive double-double with 19 points and a team-best 15 rebounds. He made nine of 16 field goal attempts and proved a difficult matchup for the Vikings, whether facing the basket or posting up in the blocks. Skylar Kruger, coming off a strong game against South Bend, added 18 points. He missed just four of 11 shots, and hit three jumpers from behind the trey line. Senior center Jonah Cook

chipped in 12 points, seven rebounds, two blocked shots, and an assist in another stat sheetfilling performance. The fluid 6-8 frontliner made six of nine shots and also paced La Conner with four steals as he repeatedly sealed off the lane. Hudson Zavala likewise scored in double digits, matching Cook with a dozen tallies. Zavala was six of seven from the field, scoring often on slashing drives to the iron.  Erick Reinstra contributed a fine all-around floor game off the bench. He scored four points, reeled in three rebounds, and forced an Orcas turnover. Jamall James, Matt Finley, and Sean Hulbert rounded out the La Conner attack with two points apiece. James, in addition, continued his string of solid defensive efforts with three steals and a blocked shot. Despite the lopsided score, La Conner didn’t play at breakneck speed. After building a 58-21 lead at intermission, the Braves slowed tempo and milked the shot clock as much as possible. The result was a nine-point third period. “We don’t let our guys run up scores,” La Conner head coach Scott Novak said afterward. “That’s not what we’re about.” But in the final stanza, La Conner’s reserves literally couldn’t miss.

La Conner closed with a 35-11 spurt, topping the century mark in the waning moments. As a team, the Braves shot a blistering 60 percent — 34 of 57 — and made half their 20 threepoint attempts. They were nearly perfect on their few trips to the foul line, meshing all but one of five charity tosses.  La Conner took its 3-0 conference slate into a late Tuesday home date with Concrete. The Braves entertain Mount Vernon Christian this Friday, Jan. 11, in a 7:30 p.m. tipoff at Landy James Gym. In related notes: *The Braves’ junior varsity team was to see plenty of action this week. The La Conner JVs are scheduled tonight, Wednesday, at home against Evergreen Lutheran in a 7 p.m. contest. The Braves’ JV squad is also penciled in for a 6 p.m. Thursday night trip to Highland Christian in Marysville. The La ConnerMount Vernon Christian junior varsity game on Friday is set for 4:30 p.m.

Game at a Glance LA CONNER  29   29   9    35 -- 102 ORCAS          10   11    6    11  --  38  (LC)--Novak 31, Howlett 19, Krueger 18, Cook 12, Zavala 12, Reinstra 4, Finley 2, James 2, Hulbert 2.

Lady Braves turn tide in wake of Orcas rally By Bill Reynolds They didn’t make a big splash at Orcas Island, but the La Conner High Lady Braves did manage to grind out a key league win Friday on the road. La Conner withstood repeated Orcas comeback bids to claim a hard-fought 47-41 triumph. With the win, La Conner improved to 9-2 on the campaign, which resumed late Tuesday at home opposite NW2B rival Concrete. Katie Novak paced the victors with 15 points, including a trio of treys, and did most her damage in the first half, when the Lady Braves bolted to a 27-19 lead. Katie McKnight added 10 points, all in the pivotal second half, and was a key factor in La Conner being able to ward off Lady Viking surges after the break. McKnight hit four jumpers inside the trey arc and buried a pair of free throws in response to an Orcas rally that saw the hosts close to within 35-32 going into the final stanza. “I was proud of how well our team kept its poise when things got tense in the second half,” La Conner head coach Scott Novak said afterward. “We did what we needed to do in order to come away with the win.” And this, he stressed, was a total team victory for the Lady Braves. Coach Novak employed a nine-player rotation, and that depth paid dividends for the Lady Braves. Frontliners Alyssa McCormick, Aubrey Stewart, and Taysha James effectively split time in the paint, combining for 18 points, 20 boards, and four steals.

They sealed off the lane at crucial junctures, forcing Orcas to score from outside. McCormick, though, held to just four shot attempts, finished with seven points and hauled in a team-best nine rebounds. Kelley McClung orchestrated the La Conner offense, leading the Lady Braves with five assists, while also slipping inside to grab seven rebounds. McClung was one of six La Conner players to dish off for scores. “We ended up with 14 assists,” coach Novak noted, “which shows our girls were willing to make the extra pass and hit open teammates.” The result was superb shot selection that translated into a 47 percent — 15 of 32 — day from the floor for La Conner. Katie Novak chalked up three assists, while James and Stewart — who displayed deft interior

passing all game — added two assists apiece. Emma Christianson and Lauren Reynolds each passed off for a score. The Lady Braves survived a ferry ride, rare matinee tipoff, and inspired Orcas’ effort to square their conference ledger at 1-1. La Conner returns home this Friday, Jan. 11, for a 6 p.m. league clash with Mount Vernon Christian. Junior varsity action is slated for 4:15. In a related note: *The Lady Braves’ JV team is scheduled to travel Saturday for an 11:30 a.m. game at Lopez.

Game at a Glance LA CONNER  12   15    8   12  --  47 ORCAS          7  12    13    9  --  41  (LC)--Novak 15, McKnight 10, McCormick 7, Stewart 6, James 5, McClung 4.

NO KEEPING HUDSON AT BAY – Orcas had trouble keeping La Conner’s Hudson Zavala, number 12, out of the lane during Friday’s league hoop matchup on the island. Zavala, shown above scoring on a layup, finished with 12 points and missed just one shot attempt as the Braves rolled to an easy 102-38 victory. – Photo by Lauren Reynolds

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR COMING UP Wednesday Jan 9

7 pm – Holy Land, Whose Land? Author Dorothy Drummond discusses the conflict­ing claims of the Israelis and Palestinians as well as the issues preventing peace in the region. Free. Anacortes Library, 1220 Tenth St. For info call 293-1910.

Friday Jan 11

10:30 am – Story Time: For all preschool ages (babies, too!). Sing, move, listen to books, dance, interact with your child, and pop bubbles! At La Conner Regional Library. 10 am – Watershed Hike: Gentle 1-1/2 mile walk through woodland and wetland; learn about beaver & waterfowl. For adults and seniors. Meet at end of 32nd St. off D Ave., Anacortes. More info: 293-3725 or info@friendsoftheacfl.org 7 to 8:30 pm – Wildlife Network: Discover the hidden treasures of the National Wildlife Refuge System in this Beach Watchers lecture “From Satellite to Salish Sea.” This immense network covers 150 million acres of conservation lands across the USA, including the Salish Sea area. Free. NW ESD Bldg, 1601 R Ave., Anacortes. More info, contact Matt Kerschbaum, cherrytree2@ comcast.net

Saturday Jan 12

2 to 5 pm – Opening Reception: Winter exhibitions at the Museum of Northwest Art – “Eduardo Calderón: Portraits of 20 Northwest Artists” and “Black and White Color Study from the Permanent Collection.” Located at 121 S. First St. More info: www.museumofnwart.org or 466-4446.  2 to 4 pm – 10th Birthday Event: Join the Anacortes Library at 1220 Tenth St. for celebration with cake and beverages. Free. More info: 293-1910 x21 or library. cityofanacortes.org. 7:30 pm – A Cappella Concert: ViaVoice, male quartet, sings jazz from

The Poet’s Place Winter Solstice Symphony

By Arlene Sundquist Empie A harmonic composition of ice crystals earthbound melding together into snowflakes gently falling, drifting disguise, soothe anxious thoughts like snow covers earth blemishes palpable calmness permeates crisp air. No need to guard solitude. From the author’s book of poetry, “Love is a Place.”

Sunday Jan 13

2 to 3 pm – 2nd Sunday Jazz: Get jazzed at this free live performance by Trish Hatley with Phil & Hans. Anacortes Public Library, 1220 Tenth St. More info: 293-1910x21.

Monday Jan 14

2 to 3 pm – Food Bank: La Conner Sunrise Food Bank is located behind the Methodist Church on S. 2nd Street on the hill. All are welcome: those who need groceries and those with food to share.

Tuesday Jan 15

8 to 11 am – Screening for Cholesterol & Glucose at Island Health Resource Center, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Requires 12-hour fast. Cost is $10. More info: 299-1309. 12:30 to 2 pm Fabric Techniques with Native American Indian Designs – Bob Patterson and Heather from Fabric D’Eva show their joint efforts to market Native American & historical designs worldwide. New quilting process. Free. La Conner Senior Center.

Wednesday Jan 16

10 am to noon – Grief Workshop: Six-week widowed support workshop begins. Free. Meetings at Burlington Senior Center, 1011 Greenleaf Avenue, each Wednesday. For more info or to register, call Mary at (360)848-1872 or go to skagitwss.org. 7 pm – Lose Weight w/o Dieting: Nutrition counselor Sharon Swan offers the perfect post-holiday program: how to lose weight slowly and permanently. Free. Anacortes Public Library, 1220 Tenth St. For info: 293-1910x21.

Friday Jan 18

10:30 am – Story Time: For all preschool ages (babies, too!). Sing, move, listen to books, dance, interact with your child, and pop bubbles! At La Conner Regional Library.

Saturday Jan 19

11 am to 5 pm – Native Artists: Award-winning Pacific NW artists show and sell Native and Nativeinspired art at Skagit County Historical Museum at 501 S. 4th St. Also, special presentation from Samish Nation and silent auction. Admission: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Families $10. For more info., 466-3365 or www.skagitcounty. net/museum 3:30 to 7 pm – Crab Fest at Camano Center. $20 includes Dungeness crab, side dishes, dessert and SwingNuts Jazz! 606 Arrowhead Rd. More info: (360) 387-0222. 4 pm – Model Boats: Randy Flodquist discusses the art and science of model boats. Free. Anacortes Library, 1220 Tenth St. More info: 293-1910 x21.

Sunday Jan 20

11 am to 5 pm – Native Artists: Award-winning Pacific NW artists show and sell Native and Nativeinspired art at Skagit County Historical Museum at 501 S. 4th St. Also silent auction. Admission: Adults $5, Seniors $4, Families $10. For more info 466-

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Monday Jan 21

2 to 3 pm – Food Bank: La Conner Sunrise Food Bank is located behind the Methodist Church on S. 2nd Street on the hill. All are welcome: those who need groceries and those with food to share.

Tuesday Jan 22

12:30 to 2 pm – Your Journey So Far: A discussion of past careers and cares. Come share your story! Free. La Conner Senior Center.

Wednesday Jan 23

7 pm – Ice Age Floods: Learn about one of the largest floods in history, sending 500 cubic miles of water across the PNW. With Gene Kiver, professor emeritus of geology. Free. Anacortes Public Library, 1220 Tenth Street, 2931910 x21.

Friday Jan 25

10:30 am – Story Time: For all preschool ages (babies, too!). Sing, move, listen to books, dance, interact with your child, and pop bubbles! At La Conner Regional Library. 1 to 4 pm –Adult Fitness Hike: Fast paced & hilly work-out tour of Heart Lake and Whistle Lake area! Bring water & snack; meet at Heart Lake parking lot. More info: 293-3725 or www. friendsoftheacfl.org

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LA CONNER QUILT & TEXTILE MUSEUM: Located in the historic Gaches Mansion at 703 S.Second St. The museum will be closed for interior restoration from January 1 through mid-February. For more info: www. laconnerquilts.com or 466-4288. MUSEUM OF NORTHWEST ART: Winter exhibitions – Jan. 12 to March 1: “Eduardo Calderón: Portraits of 20 Northwest Artists” and “Black and White Color Study from the Permanent Collection.”  Hours: Sunday & Monday - noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesday thru Saturday – 10 am to 5 p.m.  Located at 121 S. First St. For more info: www.museumofnwart. org or 466-4446. ARIES (March 21 to April SKAGIT COUNTY HISTORICAL 19) Guess what, Lamb? MUSEUM: From parlors to plows, Native You’re about American basketstoto experience Shirley Temple adolls, newtheperspective on atellsituamuseum galleries the rich tion you long regarded and intriguing stories of Skagit quite County’s vibrant past. Open Tuesday differently. What you- Sunday, learn 11 a.m. to open 5 p.m. Located at 501 S. Fourth could more opportuniSt. at the top of the hill. For more info: ties later. www.skagitcounty.net/museum or call TAURUS (April 20 to 466-3365.

and have a background check. To find out more, please contact Unit Director Noah Bannister at (360) 466-3672 or by e-mail at cvaldez@bgcskagit.org. BE PART OF HISTORY: Skagit County Historical Museum has openings for lots of volunteers including, school tour docents and people to help with clerical work, maintaining the collections, maintaining the buildings and helping with special events. Call 466-3365 to find out how you can help. ASSIST ARTISTS: The Museum of Northwest Art needs volunteers to assist art instructors during Family Art Days, one Saturday each month. Volunteers participate in the workshops and gain admission to the museum at no charge. Call 466-4446, ext. 106, or email jasminev@museumofnwart.org. JOIN SEARCH & RESCUE: Skagit Bay Search and Rescue is a volunteer organization with three dedicated boats to provide assistance to the Sheriff’s Office in search and rescue situations on Skagit Bay. Volunteers receive on-thewater and classroom training monthly. Interested?  Call Sharon Sharpe, 4663118. BUY A BENCH: The Town of La Conner has waterfront locations perfect for commemorative benches made of powder-coated cast iron and designed to last for generations that the Parks Commission wants to install. For a donation of $2,100, the town can buy a bench and have a plaque installed on it honoring any person or occasion of the donor’s choosing. Call the town at 4663125. FIREFIGHTERS NEEDED: The La Conner Volunteer Fire Department is recruiting healthy men and women 18 years and older to help save lives and property in La Conner. The town’s firefighters are professionals who receive many hours of training and respond to emergencies day and night. To be considered for a position as a volunteer firefighter, pick up an application packet at Town Hall. Applicants must pass a background check, driving record check and a physical, all paid for by the town. Firefighters meet 7 p.m. each Wednesday at the FireAnd Station people. asonaChilberg bonus,Road youjust east of find town. that For information 466might some of call your 3125.

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The gang rape and murder the United States in 1920’s with of two young women in India passage of the 19th Amendment, recently has focused worldwide and the women’s liberation attention on the horrible treatment movement and the sexual of women in that enormous revolution of the 1960’s and country. 70’s did away with some of the Bollywood movies still feature cultural and professional hurdles leading men who won’t take “no” for Western women. for an answer, and eventually Unfortunately, as one part of the beautiful women find this the world gets more permissive, intransigence irresistible and many other regions react by succumb to these advances. becoming more repressive. The It doesn’t play so well in pattern is extremely disturbing, real life, and Indian women are and I think there are going to coming forward in hordes with be many more wars fought horror stories of everything from over this growing cultural and systemic rape to men falling on philosophical divide. women in buses to cop a cheap Lest we get too sanctimonious feel. here in the United States, there are It’s 2013, and there is still a still shocking revelations about worldwide apartheid against the treatment of women here at woman as a class, a class that home. Last week, two detectives includes more than half the were arrested in Hollywood, beings on the planet, despite the California for systematically fact that many female babies are raping women while on duty. still being aborted or killed in A very disturbing recent China. documentary entitled “The A recent study concluded Invisible War” details an that one in three women epidemic of sexual abuse in globally experience some form our military. Because women of victimization in childhood, soldiers and sailors had to report adolescence or adulthood. these crimes up the chain of Domestic violence against command, often to the people women is still prevalent who were abusing them, their throughout the world. pleas for help went unanswered In the Australian state of and the abuse continued. Victoria, for example, violence There are a record number of by intimate partners is calculated women heading to Washington to result in more ill health and D.C. this month to join Congress, premature death among women and there are many powerful of reproductive age than any voices putting tremendous By Samantha other risk factor. Intimate partner pressureWeaver on the military to violence is estimated to account clean up its act. Already, the for •40It to 60humorist percent ofJerome female way a crime is reported the was troops marched on the infort homicides in many countries. military has changed, and many K. Jerome who made the with the intent to throw out Rape remains tactic of war perpetrators beginning following sageaobservation: the Yankeesare in their midst.to and is still very common in the serve time for their crimes. “It is impossible to enjoy However, the Southerners’ ongoing wars in Africa. 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Name the singer who was killed in Ontario in 2009 by women are treated inever the Western which prohibits duelists, • If you’ve been was born and Patricia her brother father Louise infrom what world, more upsetting this preachers and atheists told totheshut your pie-hole, 1.bemight Name the three Holte. was calledelected an “honortokilling” to the have Taliban andChiother being publicto will you wondered cago White Sox pitchers to 2. Who released an album fundamentalists. save the family embarrassment office. where the expression came throw a perfect game. because she had been raped. entitled “Songs in the Key Meanwhile, the Pakistani • According to most his- from. The term was first 2. 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A contingent men’s basketball national 5. songkind withof Christian, who So Name much the ofand this didn’t of Florida Alabama © 2013 King Features Synd.,believe Inc. these lyrics: “Oh, I know violence goes unreported, but inchampionship. the supernatural aspects of In 2012, Colorado Avathat the music’s fine, when a 14-year-old girllike was the 5. Bible — miracles including lanche’s Gabriel sparkling gogunman and havefor the Resurrection — Landeskshot by a wine, Taliban so he cut the youngest your fun.” promoting education for women outogthebecame parts he didn’t believe in player (19hisyears, 286 days) in Pakistan Answers last year, it became and created own bible, which be named captain an1. international causeHer célèbre. forteam viewing in in the Patti LaBelle. first is toavailable NHL history. Who had held Women were given the vote in group was The Ordettes, Smithsonian Museum.

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people. And as a bonus, you might find that some of your newly made friends could offer important business contacts. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might take pride in wanting to do everything yourself. But now’s a good time to ask family members to help with a demanding personal situation. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Pay more attention to the possibilities in that workplace change. It could show the way to make that long-sought turn on your career path. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your need to succeed might overwhelm obligations to your loved ones. Ease up on that workload and into some welldeserved time with family and friends. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Love rules for amorous Aquarians who can make good use of their ability to communicate feelings. Don’t be surprised if they’re reciprocated in kind. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Fishing for compliments? No doubt, you probably earned them. But it’s best to let others believe they were the ones who uncovered the treasure you really are. BORN THIS WEEK: Your good works flow from an open, generous heart. Nothing makes you happier than to see others happy as well.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess what, Lamb? You’re about to experience a new perspective on a situation you long regarded quite differently. What you learn could open more opportunities later. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a new venture. But it might be best to take things one step at a time, so that you know just where you are at any given point. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It’s a good time to go on that fun getaway you’ve been planning. You’ll return refreshed, ready and, yes, even eager to tackle the new challenge that awaits you. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The Moon Child loves to fantasize about magical happenings in the early part of the week. But the sensible Crab gets down to serious business by week’s end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) What goes around comes around for those lucky Leos and Leonas whose acts of generosity could be repaid with opportunities to expand into new and exciting areas of interest. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your concern about your job responsibilities is commendable. But you need to take some quiet time to share with someone who has really missed being with you. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Aspects favor getting out and meeting new

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which became Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles, and later, Labelle. 2. Stevie Wonder, in 1976. The chart-topping double album contained 17 songs, including the hits “Sir Duke,” “I Wish” and “Isn’t She Lovely?” 3. Peter, Paul and Mary on their self-titled 1962 album. Despite a breakup in 1978, the trio continued to work together on peaceful causes. 4. “Yesterday.” To keep the song in his head, he called it “Scrambled Eggs.” 5. “Save the Last Dance for Me,” by the Drifters in 1960. Shortly thereafter, R&B singer Damita Jo recorded an “answer song” called “I’ll Save the Last Dance for You.”

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tax” applies incomes of The La Conner Sunrise Food My sympathy to Jean to Wharton, more million Bank would like to extend thanks who tried to savethan the 1last fir treeeuros (roughly $1.3 million). It is to all who contributed to the on First Street. said to be deal fir since it My sympathy to no thebig iconic recent “Small Town Holiday hits only about 1,500 people tree and the habitat it sustains. Music” concert to benefit the and is set to last for only two My sympathy to mankind, food bank. years. But it comes on top to work tax From the Gerard Town ofDepardieu, La who needsoftheanforesight already-onerous Nature, instead ofin its Conner and La Conner Institute with Mother burden and is shocking Tax Refugee against it. of Performing Arts to the perown right. My sympathy to is the actor Gerard formers, attendeesFrench and La Conner The tax lessbusiness fiscal policy owner visual feature Depardieu has the learned howwhose Weekly News for publicizing thanbest confiscatory policy be gone. to go from a beloved will symbol motivated by unabashed event, we certainly appreciate Stephens of aare nation to enemyJane of the disdain for the wealthy. your efforts! We fortunate La Conner one easy step. All Hollande is on the record to have suchstatea insupportive takes donations is wanting to keep saying, “I don’t like the community, itand Warm wishes 2013 some meaningful portion of rich.” For afor career politician of nearly $700 will provide As the year reaches the the zenith his income. like Hollande, natural hundreds of meals for your local of its journey’s end, is farewell Depardieu is a quintessenorder of things that he gets neighbors in need. celebrations all over thegovernment world tially French figure. Appearto live off the Arin Magill ing in more than 150commemorate its departure while films, and Depardieu gets to fund President, Boardheofhas Directors played Cyrano withand happiness and expectations it. That’s the definition of La Conner Sunrise Food Obèlix. HeBank is a Chevalier greatdu and small, awaiting for the “fairness.” Lègion d’honneur. He eats arrival Depardieu’s critics midnight of the New Yearbash Thank andYou drinks — a lot. He his it patriotism. But why to rides welcome with thrills and is it The La Conner Volunteer a scooter. It would take a dia- patriotic to accept financial excitement. gramlike to follow his romantic Firefighters would to thank a governAt this chastisement momentous by hour of with pomp models and the La Connerentanglements Pub & Eatery ment headed by someone circumstance, we and actresses. It’s all very who is toavowedly driven for their generous fundraiser must say goodbye the past and except for the factthe present by animus towardforyou recently held forFrench, the Firefighter’s enjoy because us as a member a targeted class? Association. that he has earned too themuch inhabitants of of this earth, the money. It’s not as though Joe Fohn uncertain. At least he has future accord-is always Depardieu is a scofflaw. He La Conner Sothe at this vibrant New Year ing to the accounting of claims he has paid 145 milof promises andinbest Gradgrind socialistsfullwho lion euros taxeswishes during the for all, time to add one more govern France. Elected ear-it iscourse of his career, and paid ring to our as aintree lier this year, President Franan existence 85 percent rate 2012. that isa growing old and hope cois Hollande has imposed The French constitutionabundant hours peace 75 percent marginal for income al court just ofruled against Please lettop earners. and comfort those who are tax on To this the for supertax on technical AndThe for those to prospect, Depardieusuffering said, today. grounds. government us know. whom the good fortune smiling “Non, merci.” He announced promises to ismake adjustSend address hischanges intentionto:to move to athe sides by all the forge road, ahead. may It mentsofand little village over the P.O. Box 1465, the borsmilescan prolong allall it shame through Depardieu Belgium, where the that likes, but athat won’tNew stop the the days make Happy LaConner,der WAin98257 government imposesYear. plenty flow of other, less-famous or call: 466-3315 of taxes but doesn’tAnita aim toGuillen tax exiles. Hollande doesn’t impose a punishing La tax Conner rate like rich people, and he will on the wealthy as a matter of duly rule a country with justice. fewer of them. For his offense, Depardieu Gerard Depardieu wrote has been denounced from the prime minister to say the commanding heights of he’s leaving “because you the French state. The prime believe that success, creminister called him “pathet- ation, talent — difference, in ic.” The budget minister fact — must be punished.” sniffed that his move would He’s right. May he — dare be a boom to Belgian cin- we say it? — prosper in his ema. Hollande urged “ethi- new home. cal behavior” on the part Rich Lowry is editor of the of French taxpayers. They National Review. all agree that it’s wrong of © 2013 by King Features Synd., Inc. Depardieu not to stand still

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• On Jan. 23, 1849, Elizabeth Blackwell is granted a medical degree from Geneva College in New York, becoming the first female to be officially recognized as a physician in U.S. history. In 1857, she founded the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. • On Jan. 27, 1888, the National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, D.C. Readership in its magazine did not grow, however, until it discarded the format of overly technical articles and used articles of general interest accompanied by photographs. “National Geographic” quickly became known for its stunning and pioneering photography. • On Jan. 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond, the “Cullinan,” is discovered. Worried that the diamond might be stolen in transit from Africa to London, a phony diamond was sent as a decoy aboard a steamer ship loaded with detectives, while the real stone slowly made its way in a plain box. • On Jan. 24, 1935, canned beer makes its debut when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered

2,000 cans of beer and ale to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Va. Ninetyone percent of the drinkers approved of the canned beer, prompting Krueger to give the green light to further production • On Jan. 26, 1945, the most decorated soldier of World War II, American Lt. Audie Murphy, is wounded in France. Murphy was wounded three times, fought in nine major campaigns across Europe, and was credited with killing 241 Germans. He won 37 medals and decorations. • On Jan. 21, 1957, Patsy Cline, one of the most important figures in country-music history, first gains national attention with her winning appearance on “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts.” Cline wowed the studio audience with her performance of the now-classic “Walkin’ After Midnight.” • On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion by handing down its decision in the case of Roe v. Wade. For most of the country’s first 100 years, abortion was not a criminal offense, nor was it considered immoral. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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TOWN OF LA CONNER TOWN COUNCIL COUNCIL VACANCY The Town of La Conner has a vacancy for Council Position 3. The term of this position will expire on December 31, 2013. The Town Council establishes policy, often in the form of ordinances and resolutions. The council is also responsible for adopting the annual budget. The Council is comprised of five members and meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. All interested parties should submit a resume and a letter stating your qualifications to serve on the Town Council in person or via mail to the address below by 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2013: Town of La Conner John Doyle, Administrator PO Box 400 La Conner, WA 98257 Following the application period, the council will establish a council meeting date to interview all qualified applicants. Candidates will be interviewed by the full remaining council prior to selection. The full remaining council must vote on the vacant council position. If a remaining councilmember is unavailable, the decision must be postponed until all remaining councilmembers can participate in person or by phone in the selection. Inquiries are to be directed to John Doyle at 360-466-3125 or administrator@townoflaconner.org Published in La Conner Weekly News, January 9 and 16, 2013.

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR SKAGIT COUNTY SKAGIT STATE BANK, a state-chartered commercial bank, Plaintiff, vs. SCOTT A. FARMER and DENISE M. FARMER, husband and wife, individually, and the marital community of them composed, and ALL OTHER PERSONS OR PARTIES UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN OR INTEREST IN THE REAL ESTATE DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT, Defendants. Case No. 12-2-02381-9 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY summoned to appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this Summons, to wit, within sixty days after the 19th day of December, 2012, and defend the above-entitled action in the above-entitled court, and answer the Complaint of the Plaintiff, Skagit State Bank, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorney for Plaintiff, Craig E. Cammock, of Skagit Law Group, PLLC, at his office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the Complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The object of the action is for a judgment and to foreclose on a Deed of Trust on real property located in Skagit County, Washington including all claims of Defendants and “all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real estate,” which real property is commonly known as 32810 South Skagit Highway, Sedro-Woolley, Washington, NHN South Skagit Highway, SedroWoolley, Washington, and 32828 South Skagit Highway, SedroWoolley, Washington, and is legally described as follows: PARCEL “A”: Those portions of Lot 1 and Lot 2 and Lot 3 of Short Plat No. 161-79, as recorded in Volume 4 of Short Plats at page 57, under Auditor’s File No. 8003280008, records of Skagit County, Washington, lying Southerly and Westerly of the following described line: Beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot 3 of said Short Plat No. 161-79; thence South 00°44’58” West along the —20— East line of said Lot 3, a distance of 286.50 feet; thence North 72°13’02” West, a distance of 489.79 feet to the East line of the West 30.00 feet of Lot 1 of said Short Plat No. 161-79; thence North 00°47’32” East parallel with the West line of said Lot 1, a distance of 79.94 feet to the Northeast corner of said West 30.00 feet and the terminal point of this line description. EXCEPT that portion of Short Plat No. 161-79 as recorded in Volume 4 of Short Plats, at page 57 under Auditor’s File No. 8003280008, records of Skagit County, Washington, described as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of said Lot 1; thence North 00°47’32” East along the West line of said Lot 1, a distance of 299.09 feet; thence South 51°39’15” East, a distance of 46.33 feet; thence South 8°30’53” West, a distance of 273.34 feet to the point of beginning of this

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT, STATE OF WASHINGTON, SKAGIT COUNTY Town of Concrete, Claimant, vs. Earl A. Dyer III and Daphne W. Dyer, fka, Daphne W. Kullos, a marital community, Fremont Investment & Loan, U.S. Bank, N.A., Trutee relating to J.P. Morgan Mortgage Defendants. Case No.: 12-2-02014-3 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION The State of Washington to the said: Earl A. Dyer, Daphne W. Dyer, fka, Daphne W. Kullos, and J.P. Morgan Mortgage.. You are hereby summoned to appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty days after the 26th day of December, 2012, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court, and answer the complaint of the claimant the Town of Concrete, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorneys for plaintiff David L. Day, at his office below stated; and in case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which ahs been filed with the clerk of said court. The object of this action is foreclosure of a municipal utility lien recorded on March 1, 2011 relating to the property described as: Lot 4, “CEDAR PARK PLAT,” as per plat recorded on June 5, 2002 under Auditor’s File No. 200206050104, records of Skagit County, Washington. Situate in the County of Skagit, State of Washington. Dated this 19th day of December, 2012. David L. Day, WSBA #8361 Attorney for Plaintiffs, Published in La Conner Weekly News, December 26, 2012 and January 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2013.

description. SUBJECT TO a well protection easement over, under and through that portion of a 100 foot diameter circle lying Southerly of the above described line, the center of said circle is described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Lot 1; thence North 83°04’34” East along the North line of Lot 1 and Lot 2 of said Short Plat No. 161-79, a distance of 199.80 feet; thence South 6°55’26” East, a distance of 119.91 feet to an existing well and the center of said circle. TOGETHER WITH that portion of Government Lot 8, Section 21, Township 35 North, Range 6 East, W.M., described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast corner of said Government Lot 8; thence North 00°47’32” East along the East line thereof, a distance of 299.10 feet to the point of beginning of this description; thence North 12°06’44” West, a distance of 221.21 feet to the South line of the South Skagit Highway; thence North 83°04’34” East along said South line, a distance of 49.85 feet to the East line of said Government Lot 8; thence South 00°47’32” West along the said East line, a distance of 222.31 feet to the point of beginning of this description. Situate in the County of Skagit, State of Washington. PARCEL “B”: Those portions of Lot 1 and Lot 2 of Short Plat No. 16179 as recorded in Volume 4 of Short Plats at page 57, under Auditor’s File No. 8003280008, records of Skagit County, Washington, lying Northerly and Easterly of the following described line: Beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot 3 of said Short Plat No. 161-79; thence South 00°44’58” West along the East line of said Lot 3, a distance of 286.50 feet; thence North 72°13’02” West, a distance of 489.79 feet to the East line of the West 30.00 feet of Lot 1 of said Short Plat No. 16179; thence North 00°47’32” East parallel with the West line of said Lot 1, a distance of 79.94 feet to the Northeast corner of said West 30.00 feet and the terminal point of this line description. TOGETHER WITH a well protection easement over, under, and through that portion of a 100 foot diameter circle lying Southerly of the above described line, the center of said circle is described as follows: Beginning at the Northwest corner of said Lot 1; thence North 83°04’34” East along the North line of Lot 1 and Lot 2 of said Short Plat No. 161-79, a distance of 199.80 feet; thence South 6°55’26” East, a distance of 119.91 feet to an existing well and the center of said circle. Situate in the County of Skagit, State of Washington. PARCEL “C”: That portion of Lot 3 of Short Plat No. 161-79 as recorded in Volume 4 of Short Plats, at page 57 under Auditor’s File No. 8003280008, records of Skagit County, Washington, lying Northerly of the following described line: Beginning at the Northeast corner of Lot 3 of said Short Plat No. 161-79; thence South 00°44’58” West along the East line of said Lot 3, a distance of 286.50 feet; thence North 72°13’02” West, a distance of 489.79 feet to the East line of the West 30.00 feet of Lot 1 of said Short Plat No. 161-79; thence North 00°47’36” East parallel with the West line of said Lot 1, a distance of 79.94 feet to the Northeast corner of said West 30.00 feet and the terminal point of this line description. Situate in the County of Skagit, State of Washington. DATED this 10th day of December, 2012. SKAGIT LAW GROUP, PLLC /s/ Craig E. Cammock, WSBA #24185 Attorney for Plaintiff 227 Freeway Drive, Suite B P.O. Box 336 Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Telephone: (360) 336-1000 Facsimile: (360) 336-6690 Published in La Conner Weekly News, December 19, 26, 2012 and January 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2013.

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Once again the La Conner High School Yoga Class will put on a soup dinner fundraiser. Profits will be contributed to Northwest Harvest. Friday, Jan. 11, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Culinary Arts room at La Conner High School. Cost is $5 for dinner of soup, bread, coffee, dessert or $10, which includes dinner plus a hand-painted bowl. For more information contact Melanie Graham at 466-3173.

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Please join me in welcoming two new businesses that have recently opened in La Conner: Silver Bell Winery is holding its grand opening celebration of the new La Conner tasting with live music, light appetizers and wine on Jan. 12, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 106 S. First Street, La Conner. Celebrate the grand opening of Inspire! Fitness studio

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A La Conner High School graduate and local band, Knut Bell and the Blue Collar Band, will be playing at the La Conner Seafood and Prime Rib House restaurant on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 8 to 11 p.m. Bryan Nelson will be opening. La Conner Seafood and Prime Rib House, 614 S. 1st St., La Conner. Contact: 360-466-4014. Admission is free. La Conner is fortunate to have Hyperactive Dog such quality concerts brought Dog to usHyperactive by LaDEAR ConnerPAW’S Institute of CORNER: As our adopted AusPerforming Arts October through DEAR PAW’S tralian shepherd,COR“Skip,” April heldAs at our Maple Hall. This NER: adopted has grown, he has Ausgotten month brings usmore viaVoice. more and hyperactralian shepherd, “Skip,” tive. He tears around the Thehasa grown, cappella quartet of he has house from room gotten to room, viaVoice focuses primarily upon more and hyperacand ifmore I don’t catch him, he performing jazz theshoe first will chewfrom up every he tive. He tears around the can How and can Irock stop halfhouse of the from 20th find. Century room to room, this half, behavior? — Carol in from theiflatter drawing from and ITucson don’t catch him, he eachwill member’s musical chew upunique every shoe he DEAR CAROL: You background of award-winning probably won’t be can find. How can I able stopto completely change experience in barbershop as Skip’s well this behavior? — Carol in behavior, because Austraas vocal jazz and contemporary Tucson lian shepherds are so natua cappella. rally energetic. But that

DEARdoesn’t CAROL: mean you You can’t Band needs cash probably be able to curbwon’t that tearing around the This year, the La Conner house and the chewing to a completely change Skip’s High School band is planning manageable level. behavior, because AustraFirst and foremost, Skip a trip that will enrich and lian shepherds soreward natuneeds moreare exercise. Lots the students who work The so hard more exercise. sheprally energetic. But that making music everywere day.developed Their breeds doesn’therd mean you can’t to do $10,000 exactly what he’s goal is to raise by this curb that tearing around the run, run some more spring and doing: enter the Music in the and run more — all house and theeven chewing today a Parks Festival at working Disneyland in long. As dogs, they manageable level. were invaluableThe in helping Anaheim, California. visit First toand foremost, Skip herd sheep in pastures. will include performances onSo just taking Skip out for a needs more exercise. Lots stage, clinics with some of walk a coupleThe of times athe day exercise. shepisn’t going cut it. and bestmore musicians in thetocountry herd breeds were developed Find a space he can a competition that willwhere compare do to exactly what he’s La to Conner other similar high doing: run, run the some more school bands across nation. A and run more — day donation of even any amount is all greatly long. Asand working dogs, appreciated also can be they used were invaluable in helping as a tax write-off. Contact band to herd pastures. leader Brian sheep Fraser in at 466-3173 So just taking Skip out for a or email bfraser@lc.k12.wa.us. walk a couple of times a day isn’t going to cut it. Find a space where he can

as academic and educational New college trustee Christon Skinner, of Oak activities. La Conner High School students Harbor, has been appointed to the Skagit Valley College Board of receiving the scholarships are Trustees by Governor Gregoire’s Fortino Partida, who receives office. He replaces Trustee Don a $5,000 scholarship and plans Piercy, who died last May after a to attend Central Washington University, and Irma Ceja and long battle with cancer. The governor’s office will Amanda Washington, who each submit Skinner’s name for receive $1,500 and plan to attend confirmation by the Senate, Skagit Valley College. “The Champions of Diversity’s although he began service as a trustee on Nov. 13 at the board’s Awards Ceremony is airing on monthly meeting that took place Comcast channels 10 and 26. For at the Skagit Valley College’s viewing schedules visit the City of Mount Vernon’s website at: Whidbey Island Campus. “I am a firm believer in http://mountvernonwa.gov.” community colleges, and I have seen how they transform lives,” said Skinner, who has been a strong supporter of Skagit Valley College, serving as emcee and auctioneer at the college’s Whidbey Island Golf Classic for the past 20 years. have a S Oz BooksOz BooksIRoebuck Skinner earned a B.A. in 1900s, No Political Science and Economics I have five books I havefrom fivethebooks L. Frank is edited by Josep run off leash Lutheran without dis-University by from Pacific by L. Frank Baum, author of the “Oz” eder, Jr., and I wo run off without disotherleash people or dogs, inturbing 1976 and Doctor from HowBaum, series. can I find out itof has any“Oz” value. — author the or if your yard isJuris fenced, letor dogs, turbing other people how much they are worth Mosinee, Wisc. Willamette him run there.University Don’t just in 1979. series. How can I find out orhim if your yardHeisto fenced, letlawperhaps, a buyer? — Your catalo let run alone. needs He was admitted practiceand, how much they are worth Lavonne, Willmar, Minn. him run there. Don’t just reproduction to be Washington supervised, andSupreme you by the Court and, perhaps, a buyer? — th should takerun the opportunity him alone. He needs One of the best ways published during intoletwork 1979 and current book and ‘80s. The tipo with him.the U.S. Supreme to find Lavonne, Willmar, Minn. toThat’s beinthe supervised, and you values secondCurrently, part of Court 1983. he is is to go to www.abe. fact that it was edi Oneandof the bestcatalogs ways did Type in the title should take the opportunity original the solution. Work with Skip a managing member of the com. Law author, and you will to be able editors. The series on basic commands includfind current book to work with him. Offices of (lie) Skinner P.S., determine how much it catalogs from 189 ing sit, stay, down,& etc.Saar, to values is to go to www.abe. That’s the second being offered for sale by and 1929, in add aAdd law with offices in isof Oak in firm playful games like part com.throughout Type in several the title andMos the solution. with Skip various dealers others. fetch. Aussies areWork extremeHarbor and Friday Harbor. the world. Pay close and atten-youreproduction catalo ly intelligent, and you might includauthor, will be able on basic commands Skagit tion to editions. A first edi- in the $10 to $25 beThe surprised at howValley quickly College to determine how much it ing sit, stay, (lie) down, etc. tionofis always more valu- depending on condi Board of toTrustees consists Skip learns follow comis being offered for sale by Add in playful games like able than a later printing. mands closely, especially five members, all of whom are *** Condition also is important. once he’sAussies worked offare various dealers throughout fetch. extremeI have a 2 residents of Skagit,some Island, orToSan find a buyer, you might of that excess energy. the world. Pay closeIllinois atten-Bu lyChewing intelligent, andshoes youappointed might Juan counties and are consider listing them on cial pocket watch. up your tion to editions. A first edibe surprised at how quickly eBay. maythe happen less ifand Skipconfirmed by governor least 60 years old a tion is always more valugets more run-around time. comSkip learns to follow I looked up of the titles excellent working by the Washington State Senate. While dogs chew instinc-

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: As our adopted Australian shepherd, “Skip,” has grown, he has gotten more and more hyperactive. He tears around the house from room to room, and if I don’t catch him, he will chew up every shoe he can find. How can I stop this behavior? — Carol in Tucson DEAR CAROL: You probably won’t be able to completely change Skip’s behavior, because Australian shepherds are so naturally energetic. But that doesn’t mean you can’t curb that tearing around the house and the chewing to a manageable level. First and foremost, Skip needs more exercise. Lots more exercise. The shepherd breeds were developed to do exactly what he’s doing: run, run some more and run even more — all day long. As working dogs, they were invaluable in helping to herd sheep in pastures. So just taking Skip out for a walk a couple of times a day isn’t going to cut it. Find a space where he can

run off leash without disturbing other people or dogs, or if your yard is fenced, let him run there. Don’t just let him run alone. He needs to be supervised, and you should take the opportunity to work with him. That’s the second part of the solution. Work with Skip on basic commands including sit, stay, (lie) down, etc. Add in playful games like fetch. Aussies are extremely intelligent, and you might be surprised at how quickly Skip learns to follow commands closely, especially once he’s worked off some of that excess energy. Chewing up your shoes may happen less if Skip gets more run-around time. While dogs chew instinctively, anxiety can exacerbate the problem. A slightly more relaxed Skip might curb the chewing, although you should still keep your more expensive shoes out of reach. Send your questions or comments to ask@ pawscorner.com. For more pet care-related advice and information, visit www. pawscorner.com. © 2013 King Features Synd., Inc.

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Aqiimuk’s Kitchen By Patricia Aqiimuk Paul, Esq. My homemade clam chowder is not like anything you will eat in a restaurant or open from a can. First, you begin with freshly dug clams. I chop up the necks and the solid white flesh of horse clams or geoducks. Rinse, soak and rinse over and over to remove sand. You can freeze the chopped, cleaned clams for later use, but unthaw within 6 months to cook.

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Ingredients ½ cup chopped clams 1 Tablespoon butter ¼ chopped onion 1 stalk minced celery 4 small minced potatoes 1 ½ cups milk (2%) Garlic powder to taste Black pepper to taste Instant mashed potato flakes Preparation Melt a tablespoon of real butter in a sauté or fry pan. Add the chopped onion and minced celery. Season with garlic powder and black pepper. Cook slowly. Before the onion becomes translucent, add chopped clams, more garlic powder, and cook gently while you prepare the next step. In a small sauce pan, add four small minced potatoes. Add just enough water to cover the potatoes and cook until half done. Add the clams, onion and celery mixture. Heat gently for a few minutes. Add the milk to create a soupy mixture. Cook until the potatoes are done. To thicken, add potato flakes. Serves 3. You can easily double the ingredients to create a larger pot of clam chowder.

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: As our adopted Australian shepherd, “Skip,” has grown, he has gotten more and more hyperactive. He tears around the house from room to room, and if I don’t catch him, he will chew up every shoe he can find. How can I stop this behavior? — Carol in Tucson DEAR CAROL: You probably won’t be able to completely change Skip’s behavior, because Australian shepherds are so naturally energetic. But that doesn’t mean you can’t curb that tearing around the house and the chewing to a manageable level. First and foremost, Skip needs more exercise. Lots more exercise. The shepherd breeds were developed to do exactly what he’s doing: run, run some more and run even more — all day long. As working dogs, they were invaluable in helping to herd sheep in pastures. So just taking Skip out for a walk a couple of times a day isn’t going to cut it. Find a space where he can

run off leash without disturbing other people or dogs, or if your yard is fenced, let him run there. Don’t just let him run alone. He needs to be supervised, and you should take the opportunity to work with him. That’s the second part of the solution. Work with Skip on basic commands including sit, stay, (lie) down, etc. Add in playful games like fetch. Aussies are extremely intelligent, and you might be surprised at how quickly Skip learns to follow commands closely, especially once he’s worked off some of that excess energy. Chewing up your shoes may happen less if Skip gets more run-around time. While dogs chew instinctively, anxiety can exacerbate the problem. A slightly more relaxed Skip might curb the chewing, although you should still keep your more expensive shoes out of reach. Send your questions or comments to ask@ pawscorner.com. For more pet care-related advice and information, visit www. pawscorner.com.

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“I don’t dance like this. I’m they all got into the house, they 11:50 p.m.: New Years envious. I have panic attacks if I cleaned, they did my yard, they Wednesday Dec. 26 celebration – Officers received try to dance like this… it’s just a washed my windows. I met them 9:15 p.m.: Deceptive view a report of juveniles setting off real friendly place.” all here,” Vicki said. “So, that’s – A driver crossing Deception Julie Martin, who’s worked the community from here; they Pass Bridge contacted deputies fireworks at Gilkey Square in La on and off for the Edison over took care of me.” to report a man on the walkway Conner. the past three decades, says, “It’s Doug says that when you come Tuesday Jan. 1 of the bridge who looked like 8:28 a.m.: Driver awareness kind a of a magic little place ... to the Edison, expect to be asked he was going to jump off. Authorities contacted the subject – A driver on Pioneer Highway You can go out for a nice long to dance. And feel free to ask and discovered he was just near Conway called to report that drive. You’re out in the middle anyone to dance. Dancing is the vehicle in front of him was of nowhere, and you end up in encouraged, “but you don’t have enjoying the view. swerving, and he was concerned the little town of Edison. It’s just to,” says Vicki. Thursday Dec. 27 “Music is the common 11:45 a.m.: Hope floats – A the driver may be intoxicated. a bunch of people on a Sunday 21-year-old man and a 13-year- A deputy was close by and at 5:30 dancing. The place is denominator,” says Doug, “when old boy were stranded on their began following the vehicle to packed, and there are people the band is really in their groove and the audience is just screamin’ 12-foot motor boat, after they lost monitor the subject’s driving. No from 21 to 90 years old.” Dave Swanson, a tall graceful and dancing there’s like this engine power. They became adrift violations were observed by the while boating in the Swinomish officer, and no traffic stop was dancer who works at Edison huummmmm going on.” Elementary down the road, has Channel, and used their cell necessary. 6:50 p.m.: Welfare check been coming since 1974, but phone to call the United States “not every watched Coast Guard for assistance. The – A 35-year-old Renton man warm your day…” rooms He’s during theday. place evolve from open mic Skagit Bay Search and Rescue asked deputies to check on his the responded to the call and located girlfriend in La Conner. Officers during the 80s,investing when Jon 5. Consider in Parry the boat in an area off the shore were able to contact the 33-year- aused to heater. play, toLook the current space at the fixedof Bayview. The all-volunteer old woman and found her to be infrared in-stone ones Sunday in experience. a wooden group found the boaters alive fine. Hethat comes Sunday. case do every not get hot to Why? Wednesday Jan. 2 and well, despite not having life the Remember “Mytouch. friends,” he says. that 9:52 a.m.: Photography these jackets, distress signals or an willVicki, increase Forheaters Doug and “It’s the – Deputies received a report of a your anchor on board their vessel. electric bill,social but overmost important event we 8 Ways Save suspicious vehicleto parked on the all you We should experience Friday Dec. 28 have. hardly go down to of Calhoun Costs Road east significant on Heating savings from not 4:15 p.m.: Medication shoulder Seattle anymore to dance.” A Officers contacted running the furnace all the pick-up – A former resident of of LaIfConner. year and a half ago, they were you’ve been dismayed driver and determined she time. Use them in the room Tillinghast Drive in La Conner the by traveling in Italy, and Vicki was the high cost of was taking pictures of heating the birds you’re in, but don’t try to asked for deputy assistance riding a horse and fell, breaking your home — even now, heat field. the whole house or when he needed to return to his in the her back. in the middle of winter — leave them running all theafter I Thursday Jan. 3 former residence to pick up his “One of the first things there are steps you can still time. Commit to running 9:15 a.m.: Icy patch – The medication. There is a court order found out I broke my back, before take to save money this year the space heater for one of a Ford Explorer found we knew that bars him from returning to driver I would be transported and even more next winter. month, and then compare the hard way about following the house unless accompanied by out Here to the hospital, I basically said, are eight ideas: too close behind another vehicle. your usage to previous bills. law enforcement. 1. Invest in a programma- (Many ‘Oh, my God, am I going to of these machines be He was unable to stop fast Saturday Dec. 29 ble thermostat, especially if are able to dance?’ That was30 the first returnable within and ended up swerving 3:27 a.m.: False alarm – False enough you work away from home days.) thing on my mind,” she said. oncoming sidebusiness alarm at Pioneer Market intoduring the day.traffic, Lower the “healing of dance Bethesure floorart” vents swiping a Nissan Murano and 6.But in La Conner. temperature a number of was part of what brought Vicki to aren’t blocked and that the then striking the South Fork 6:21 p.m.: Accidental tree degrees and set it to warm heat the Edison wearing ainside back brace isn’t going up Bridge in Conway. The driver trimming – A resident of Laurel the house before you get the months after her fall. She has the save scene was sixdrapes. Street in La Conner contacted initially home.left You’ll thebut enernow and an hasunused returned to 7. 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