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La Conner students mourn the death of a classmate

JOHN DiMAGGIO By Bill Reynolds Grief hit La Conner students hard this week after a high school senior died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday. He had a famous last name, but more importantly, a Hall of Fame personality. Those two traits alone assured John DiMaggio would be a big hit at La Conner High School, when he arrived from Darrington last spring as a transfer student. “He was one of those rare people you meet who always had a positive outlook,” La Conner High head basketball coach Scott Novak, who worked with DiMaggio during summer league, said Monday night. That was just a few hours after La Conner students and staff had assembled to memorialize DiMaggio. The official cause of the teen’s death is uncertain, but speculation has arisen that energy drinks might have been involved. But it was DiMaggio’s zest for life that his La Conner school family instead chose to focus upon as they grieved together Monday. “He was a very nice young man, who was only here a few short months,” said La Conner Schools Superintendent Tim Bruce, “but he had already become one of the La Conner school family. Students started talking with us today about a fitting memorial for him here on campus, as well as dedicating the next football game in his honor.” Due to state-mandated transfer rules, DiMaggio was ineligible to compete in varsity football and basketball at La Conner High but wanted to be involved, nevertheless, said Novak. “He was fine with being a varsity practice player and playing on the JV team as a senior,” Novak said. “That in itself says a lot about his character. He just wanted to play.” DiMaggio had been a standout athlete at Darrington. Family and employment conditions led last spring to a move to the Stanwood area. But DiMaggio longed for a small school atmosphere, one with access to the marine technology program at Skagit Valley College. So La Conner was the perfect fit — especially with his niece, Bailey Wyles, also a senior, already enrolled at the school. “He was shy,” Wyles said of DiMaggio during Monday’s assembly, which included a video tribute. “The one thing he liked to

talk about was his car. He would talk about it all the time.” But more than anything, he loved people. “I wish John could be here now and see how many people care about him,” Wyles said Monday. La Conner High Principal Marsha Hanson coordinated the assembly and arranged for more than a half dozen professional counselors to be available for students afterward. She also invited those students to meet with her and suggest ways in which DiMaggio’s memory could be further honored. It didn’t take long for the first idea to take hold. La Conner students opted to wear green — Darrington’s primary school color — one day this week. And Darrington students did likewise, donning royal blue on their campus. Novak called it a fitting tribute for a teen who had already mastered the knack of bringing people together. “What struck me when I first met him,” recalled Novak, “was what a nice kid he was. As a basketball player, he was all about the team. He was a hard worker and hustler on the court, who was all over the floor.” That work ethic transferred to other areas of his life. At Darrington, DiMaggio had competed academically in Knowledge Bowl. This fall he was juggling coursework at La Conner and Skagit Valley College. Those efforts didn’t go unnoticed. Not by those who’d known him his entire life. Nor by those he had only recently met. While most at La Conner fell in the latter category, all felt they belonged in the former. “The nice thing about La Conner,” school counselor Lori Buher told students at Monday’s assembly, “is we’re truly a family.” A family saddened by the loss of a loved one but thankful for having had the opportunity to know him. “As sad and tragic as this is,” Novak explained, “when I think of John, I have to smile because he was such a great kid.” 

MEMORIES – Members of the La Conner High School golf team spent time on the greens last year with John DiMaggio, who died over the weekend. – File photo by Karla Reynolds

Rats and raccoons – our uninvited ‘guests’ By Sandy Stokes Town officials warn that a surge in the varmint population has sent trappers scurrying on both sides of the channel. As rural waterfront communities, La Conner and Swinomish are places settled by Norway rats generations ago. Along with raccoons, which are native to North America, the furry critters have been pestering humans a lot lately. La Conner Public Works Director Brian Lease said town workers have trapped lots of rats and about a dozen raccoons in the last several weeks. A hearty food supply is believed to be driving the pest prevalence, Lease said.

Kind-hearted residents are leaving food out for feral cats and filling bird feeders — it just happens that kitty kibble and seeds are menu favorites of rats and raccoons. Lease said that in every neighborhood where the animals have become a problem, there is cat or bird food nearby. The creatures even like to augment their diets with garbage whenever they have a chance to get to unsecured trash areas. Until the rat and raccoon problem is under control, residents are asked not to leave food outdoors, keep spilled seeds from piling up under bird feeders, and make sure trash cans are critter-proof.

DOGS IN CHURCH – Rev. George Lockwood, pastor of La Conner United Methodist Church, had dogs and a guinea pig in his congregation on Sunday. The pets were there for the annual Blessing of the Animals service. – Photo by Don Coyote

Dogs and a guinea pig go to church

By Nicole Jennings La Conner United Methodist Church welcomed pious pets to its worship service on Sunday. Creatures large and small were in attendance for the third annual blessing of the animals, which the pastor holds to celebrate God’s creations and recognize church members’ companion animals with a special blessing. Congregants included four dogs, a guinea pig and a stuffed toy tiger, each of which received a blessing at the altar by Rev. George Lockwood. The dogs were then given treats by

Lockwood’s wife, Cynthia. Many churches have a similar ceremony around this time of year, said Lockwood, who conducted the service. He explained that Oct. 4 is the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. “St. Francis preached to the animals,” Lockwood said. “We celebrate how many times animals did God’s will in the Bible.” One of the dogs in attendance was Lockwood’s own Pomeranian, Crosby, whom the reverend and his wife rescued

from “dog death row.” Cynthia Lockwood said, “He was a second-chance dog.” She incorporated Crosby’s story into the sermon she gave, along with the idea that there is a place in heaven for animals. The pets behaved very well and sat quietly through the service, with the exception of a bit of banter between two dogs as they lined up for their blessing. And one springer spaniel, named Pal, was lying in the aisle, head on paws, facing the back of the church. The day’s theme was “All

God’s Critters have a Place in the Choir,” which was also the name of a song the church choir performed. Two animal-themed hymns opened the service. “All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, our Lord God made them all,” was the refrain of one song. Banners behind the altar depicted animal scenes from Noah’s Ark, with the words, “God’s Promise, Our Hope.” Rev. Lockwood told the congregation, “Yes, the church is truly going to the dogs today.”

Tribe and schools build a bond of trust This is the fourth and final story in a series on how the Native American culture has become part of the local school curriculum and another bridge between the Swinomish and La Conner communities. By Anna Ferdinand When staff from the La Conner School District attended a training session on the Swinomish Reservation, eating barbecued salmon, visiting the Smoke House and watching a video about the history of Indian boarding schools in the U.S., it was more than a symbolic crossing of the bridge. It seemed to herald a new era. “They are willing to learn and we’re finally, honestly, willing to share and open up,” said Tracy James, education director for the tribe. “It’s a trust thing they’ve built over time. It’s been a wonderful experience with the school district.” James says tribal members talked to La Conner staff about the boarding school era, “what happened to our elders and the trauma it caused. A lot of the research says it takes seven generations to start healing after the trauma. After so many generations, we‘re realizing we need to bring back our culture and to heal ourselves.” Jill Rohrs, one of nine paraprofessional aids hired by the tribe to work in La Conner schools was instrumental in setting up the training day. “There are a lot of new employees not familiar with life on the rez,” said Rohrs. “I wanted it to be like a challenge day, to make a bridge between the two cultures, and to understand how this affects kids in the classrooms.” High school social studies teacher Peter Voorhees says that while he has studied tribal customs and history due to teaching a tribal-supported curriculum in his Washington State History Class and his own

personal interest in tribal culture, the day was beneficial. “It’s always a good thing when we as a staff can raise the base level for everyone,” said Voorhees. “Teaching in La Conner is a unique thing. Multiculture is the blanket statement, but it’s specific depending on the culture. In La Conner, there are specific cultural issues that are pertinent that wouldn’t be pertinent to another cultural group.” While since the 2011 Canoe Journey, the resurgence of pride in culture has caused a major shift in students’ sense of identity and the tribe’s desire to share, Swinomish Chairman Brian Cladoosby speaks bluntly about the challenges facing the youth on the Swinomish reservation. “Trying to get our kids to age 30, that seems to be the bench mark,” he said recently, pointing to the plague of drugs and alcohol in the youth. “I can fill up this

chalk board with friends of mine that are dead or didn’t make it to age 30 because of suicide or overdose. The biggest challenge is to try to get our kids — we call it growing up — education.” Education and protecting treaty rights have been a focal point for the tribe in recent years. With income from the various tribal enterprises, education and health services to deal with the challenges kids face have been funded to a degree previously unseen. Aurelia Washington, culture director for the tribe, says one goal for the tribe is to get students through high school and college in order to return to fill key roles in running the tribe. “My vision is once these kids graduate from high school, they can further their education,” says Washington. “We have a lot of people who have worked for 15, 20, 30 years and are ready to retire. We need to have a succession plan in

place.” Tim Bruce, superintendent of the schools, has made it a priority, both in his own research, as well as with the grants he has written, to address the social and academic needs of Swinomish students and create a sense of relevance in education for those students who get lost in the system. One of the first priorities is hiring more tribal teachers. “Our student population is about a third Native American, but our staff is not a third Native American,” said Bruce. “For any student seeing positive role models, people from your own culture — whether that be white, black, any culture — has a lot of merit.” Landy James was one such teacher. His impact on students in La Conner was profound. “Landy James was a big inspiration,” said Washington, who was a student at the high (Continued on Page 8)

INSTITUTION GONE – Bank of America on First Street in La Conner closed for good on Friday, leaving another vacancy downtown. – Photo by Don Coyote


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Apathy is the greatest enemy I was recently a visitor to your their kids to school on a particular with nature are what instill in of democracy, only second to charming city. day with their cross-country skis. the Norwegians a love of the My daughter, Marci Plank, greed! The fact that every kid in Norway outdoors. As adults, it’s the main It’s alarming how fast certain owns a pair of cross-country skis way they spend their free time director of the La Conner says something right there. — outside, rain or shine. Chamber of Commerce, surprised elected officials choose to forget By Mickey Bambrick about their promises, once they There’s rarely a weekday that Every kid also owns a bicycle, My son’s education in Norway me with a coffee get-together have the power and control we goes by, when I’m in Norway, and there’s always a bicycle trip was quite different from his with Mel Damski. handed them in good faith on that I don’t encounter a group once or twice a year as well. My father’s. 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Arin Magill, our food bank president, would like to get some messages out to the community. “The LaConner Sunrise Food Bank has moved!  We will now be offering free food service on Mondays between 2 and 3 p.m. at the Garfield Masonic Hall, 602 Third St. — next door to the previous location.   At this time, we would like to extend many thanks to the local United Methodist Church for the use of their space since opening in 2010.  We have certainly appreciated their generous support and warm welcome.� Susan Widdop  La Conner



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By Joy Neal Director Next week, October 21-27, is National Friends of Libraries Week. Friends are vital to libraries all over. Why not visit our Library Thrift Store and say thank you to the wonderful volunteers from the Friends of La Conner Regional Library, who raise money for our many programs. They help us in many ways and are truly appreciated. Next time you visit the library, you might want to check one of these books off the new bookshelf. The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny: No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. The monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants, whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”—3— But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery’s massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, who finds there is disquiet beneath the silence and discord in the apparent harmony. The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen: Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. So he’s naturally intrigued when a closed case lands on his desk: A brother and sister were brutally murdered two decades earlier, and one of the suspects — part of a group of privileged boarding-school students — confessed and was convicted. But once Mørck reopens the files, it becomes clear that all is not what it seems. The Prophet by Michael Koryta: Adam Austin hasn’t spoken to his brother in years. When they were teenagers,

their sister was abducted and murdered, and their devastated family never recovered. Now Adam keeps to himself, scraping by as a bail bondsman, working so close to the town’s criminal fringes that he sometimes seems a part of them. Kent Austin is the coach of the local high school football team and a hero in the community. Kent’s team has a shot at the state championship, a point of pride in a town. Just before playoffs begin, the town and the team are thrown into shock when, horrifically, another teenage girl is found murdered. As details emerge that connect the crime to the Austin brothers, the two must confront their buried rage and grief and unite to stop a killer.


think the 24-hour news channels are about the greatest thing that ever happened to television. Tune in anytime, day or night, and find out what’s happening anywhere on the planet — and then learn more than you want to know about it from a bunch of good looking know-it-alls. These news programs replaced “game shows” that filled the airwaves from the late 50s up to the 80s, and I was a fan of them, too.  In fact, last night I watched a documentary about those game shows on the History Channel.  That was an hour-long grand slam in the TV viewing world.  I wouldn’t mind if they brought back Hollywood Squares.  That was good, fairly clean television. I even liked The $64,000 Question. That was entertaining, crooked TV.  Tonight I just finished watching Spencer Tracy in Bad Day at Black Rock, which I’ve seen at least two dozen times. Mysterious stranger exposes a small town’s dirty secret! How good can things get? Hey, to me, even the Weather Channel 1. True or false: Cal Rip- cani be pretty interesting. We ken Jr. is the Baltimoregottao be prepared for wind so strong Orioles’ all-time leader in it sticks careerpine homeneedles runs. in telephonea poles and pushes tides outs 2. Name the lasthigh National of the channel and down Morrisd League pitcher to complete Street. at least 10 games in a sea- 1 It’s all better, anyway, than son. watching on a 3. When the was paint the lastdry time N building across the street before 2011 that the Detroitfromw the Station onplaya rainy Lions made House the NFL L October morning as the fog lifts offs? across the Skagit flats.  I guess 4. Name the last team to I’ll see what’s on the tube — nowk go undefeated for the reguthat I’ve caught up with high-b lar seasonMel in and men’s Divi- D achieving Mickey.






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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My boyfriend and I called it quits last month after six years together. While we lived together we adopted two beautiful dogs, “Gelly” and “Robie.” We both love the dogs but aren’t sure what to do. He wants to keep them, and so do I. Any suggestions? — Janice H., Providence, R.I. DEAR JANICE: Pets are so much a part of our families these days that when a relationship breaks down, custody of those pets can cause as much acrimony as a struggle for custody of children. To many people, pets are their children. So settling on who gets the dogs can be a difficult process. Even if you can’t cooperate on anything else, strive to cooperate on creating a plan for both of you to spend time with the dogs. I have friends who have set up visitation rules for their pets


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By Jim Smith I had coffee with the boys at the Station House this morning. They are there every morning at the same time, at the same table, except on Sunday.  I thought I might get an idea for my past-deadline column from them, but all they had to offer was:  “The old fire station across the street sure looks good with its new paint job.”  Come on boys, there’s got to be more in your life than that, I told them. And one said, “I don’t know if I like the new orange doors,” which almost started an 1. AD SLOGANS: What argument. 1. What was the name of candy bars were sold with It’s not as easy as you might Rockwell’s debut album? the slogan, “Sometimes you think being a columnist for 2. Name the 1962 parody feel like a nut. Sometimes the La Conner Weekly News.  by Bobby “Boris” Pickett & you don’t”? Some weeks I just can’t get it The Crypt-Kickers. 2. 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La Conner grid team posts second straight shutout By Bill Reynolds La Conner High head football coach Johnny Lee was nervous Friday about taking his team out on the road for the first time in more than a month. Turns out, he needn’t have been. That’s because the Braves ended up driving scenic “Rout 61” south to Puyallup. As in a 61-0 non-league rout of Chief Leschi, a trip that saw the surprising La Conner grid team improve to 6-1 on the campaign. La Conner bolted to a commanding 34-0 first period lead and never looked back. “I thought the kids really came out ready to play,” Lee said afterward. “I was a little worried about the two-hour travel and the fact we hadn’t had a road game in so long. But the kids came out firing, and we were able to get some of our younger guys in during the second quarter, which is always a plus.” Braves’ quarterback Sean Hulbert, who spent much of the off-season in the weight room, had a hand in three La Conner scores. Hulbert ran 34 yards to paydirt early in the game, then later added a six-yard TD scamper. He also hooked up with Matt Finley on a 10-yard scoring strike. Dahlton Zavala, meanwhile, led the Braves’ ground attack. Zavala rushed for 80 yards on just five carries, two of which resulted in scores. Zavala reached the end zone on runs of 15 and 37 yards, respectively. But what had Lee most excited in the immediate aftermath of one of the most lopsided wins in La Conner history was the game-breaking explosiveness of Jamall James.

James, a wideout with sprinter speed, scored once on defense and again on special teams. And he did so in dramatic fashion. James returned an intercepted pass 45 yards for a touchdown. His encore was bringing back the second half kickoff 90 yards for another TD. “Jamall had a couple huge plays, the kind of which we had yet to see this season,” said Lee. “His pick-six and the kickoff return were big. Jamall’s dad, Coach Loran James, “put that return in this week,” Lee noted, “and it worked to perfection.” Trey Johnson and Harrison Orkney rounded out the La Conner offensive juggernaut. Johnson scored on a 10-yard touchdown run just before intermission, while Orkney reeled in a 51-yard TD strike in the final stanza from Max Miller, one of three Braves to throw passes on the night. A night, which in the end, belonged in great measure to the La Conner defense. “I was really proud of our defense,” Lee said. “We’ve held our opponents scoreless over the past 10 quarters. And when we put our younger players in, they continued to play great defense and knew the importance of protecting the shutout.” Freshman Justin Selvig was among those making the most of extended varsity playing time, Lee said. “He really caught our eye and played very well defensively,” said Lee. And, of course, there was Orkney. “He was another young guy who had a great game,” Lee said. “When he gets into the open field, he’s a tough guy to tackle.

In addition to his long TD catch, he made some really nice blocks out on the edge to help our run and screen games.” The Braves now face a threeweek stretch, in which they meet traditional Northwest foes Orcas, Darrington, and Concrete. “These rival teams,” Lee acknowledges, “will present some new challenges for our team. But the goal remains the same. That’s winning a league championship and staying undefeated in league play.” La Conner sails this Saturday, LADY BRAVES NETWORK – La Conner’s Carly Anderson (2) was dialed in to receive a serve Oct. 20 to Orcas Island for a 1:30 during league net action last week at the Landy James Gym. Anderson’s bump on the above play p.m. date with the Vikings. ignited a successful La Conner front line attack. Teammates Emma Christianson (12) and Katie

Novak (1) were also in on the action. Christianson was returning from summer ankle surgery and helped the Lady Braves sweep a pair of key matches. – Photo by Karla Reynolds

Game at La Conner netters sweep pair of league matches a Glance LA CONNER          34   13    7     7  --  61 CHIEF LESCHI       0     0     0     0   --  0 LC--Sean Hulbert 34-yard run. LC--Dahlton Zavala 15-yard run. LC--Dahlton Zavala 37-yard run. LC--Matt Finley 10-yard pass from Sean Hulbert. LC--Jamall James 45-yard pass interception return. LC--Sean Hulbert six-yard run. LC--Trey Johnson 10-yard run. LC--Jamall James 90-yard kickoff return. LC--Harrison Orkney 51-yard pass from Max Miller. LA CONNER STAT LEADERS RUSHING: Dahlton Zavala                  5/80-YDs, 2 TDs Sean Hulbert                      3/60-YDs, 2 TDs Trey Johnson                      3/39-YDs, 1 TD Seth Schuh                           3/6-YDs Matt Finley                           5/1-YD PASSING: Sean Hulbert                       4-7-34-YDs, 1 TD Max Miller                          1-1-51-YDs, 1 TD Trey Johnson                       1-4-30-YDs RECEIVING: Harrison Orkney                 1/51-YDs, 1 TD Hudson Zavala                     2/42-YDs Matt Finley                           2/17-YDs, 1 TD Taylor Swanson                   1/5-YDs RUSHING                            186 PASSING                             115 TOTAL                                  301

Lady Brave soccer team gives rivals the boot By Bill Reynolds The La Conner High girls’ soccer team is proving to be goal oriented on many levels. The Lady Braves hoped to remain competitive during a stretch of tough non-league matches, despite losing several key players to injury. They did just that. And once its roster was back to nearly full strength, La Conner’s goal was to compete with the very best. Check that box, as well. The Lady Braves last week welcomed back All-Stater Sammie Mesman just in time to edge defending State champion Bear Creek 3-2 on the road. “This win was big,” an elated La Conner head coach Amy Freeto said afterward. “Not only are they (Bear Creek) the defending State champs, but it also marks the end of our nonleague matches. This win was a great marker of where we are at.” La Conner closed out the first phase of its 2012 campaign undefeated against Class B foes. The only losses for the Lady Braves, who entered this week 9-4 overall, have been to much larger enrollment schools. Freeto said the Bear Creek match was also important in terms

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of getting Mesman, coming off a torn ACL, back in the lineup. “She had a remarkable fourmonth recovery,” said Freeto, “and we’ve been anxiously awaiting her return.” Mesman didn’t disappoint. She scored one of three La Conner goals on the afternoon. “I know she was nervous,” Freeto said of Mesman, “but she definitely responded well.” The Lady Braves, continuing a recent trend, scored twice off corner kicks. Ashlyn Reinstra delivered a goal off a Kirstyn Bell assist, while Mesman’s tally was set up by a well-placed Reinstra corner kick. Reinstra also assisted on Kelsie Crawford’s goal. For Freeto, perhaps the day’s most important number, other than the 3-2 final score, was 13. That was the number of players she had available for the Bear Creek match. “This was only the second time all year we’ve had at least two subs,” she explained. “We’re on a roll.” That roll continued Thursday when La Conner blanked Mount Vernon Christian 8-0. The Lady Braves erupted for six second half goals after leading just 2-0 at the break.

Reinstra paced the victors with four goals and two assists. Bell, Crawford, Amanda Hanstad, and Charlotte Bushey rounded out La Conner’s scoring. “It was a great overall game for us,” stressed Freeto. “We also shut down their leading scorer, Natalie Sakuma, due to Kelsie’s defensive efforts.” Sakuma had scored once in a previous meeting between La Conner and Mount Vernon Christian, but only after Crawford had moved to the offensive end. “This time Kelsie didn’t really let her get too far away,” Freeto said. “Kelsie played her cleanest defensive game ever, and Natalie got off only one shot the entire game.” This week poses new challenges, though, according to Freeto. The Lady Braves were scheduled to host Friday Harbor late Tuesday before traveling tomorrow (Thursday) to Orcas. “Friday Harbor is our biggest league rival and threat to our undefeated league record,” Freeto said Monday. “And Orcas is always well coached.” The Lady Braves return home Oct. 23 for Senior Night opposite Concrete, another traditional rival.


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By Bill Reynolds Spring cleaning may be a long way off, but La Conner High volleyball fans already had their brooms out last week. This after the Lady Braves swept a pair of matches to remain unbeaten in league play (40) while improving their overall season mark to 8-3. La Conner defeated both Cedar Park Christian and Shoreline Christian in straight sets. The Lady Braves bested Cedar Park 25-12, 25-10, 25-7. They downed Shoreline 25-12, 25-20, 25-11. “We had a great week, and the girls came out focused and ready to play,” La Conner head coach Suzanne Marble said Monday. The relatively easy twin triumphs reaped dividends far beyond the final score, insisted Marble. “I was especially pleased,” she explained, “because we had an opportunity to see players in

different positions.” Some things, though, remained the same. Like Kelley McClung triggering the La Conner attack. McClung topped the 20-assist mark in both matches. She recorded 28 assists and three aces against Cedar Park, then distributed 23 assists in the win over Shoreline. As has been the case all season, Aubrey Stewart was a force both at the net and behind the service stripe. Stewart matched Katie Novak with 12 kills in the Cedar Park contest and kept Shoreline off balance with five service aces. Novak followed up her strong effort against Cedar Park with eight kills and three aces in the Shoreline Christian match. Taysha James, meanwhile, continued her strong front line play with eight kills opposite Cedar Park and another seven in the Shoreline clash. The La Conner defense was

again spearheaded by Carly Anderson, who registered double-digit digs in both of last week’s matches. Anderson posted 12 digs against Cedar Park, while also receiving 11 serves flawlessly. She collected 21 digs and four aces in the Shoreline pairing, which saw La Conner receive superb contributions from the frosh duo of Olivia Hedlund and Nicole Henricksen. Hedlund delivered seven aces, with Henricksen accounting for four kills. Marble is hopeful last week’s momentum carries over to matches late Tuesday with Friday Harbor and tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 18, at Orcas Island. “We have a big week ahead of us,” she said,” with both Friday Harbor and Orcas, and then the opportunity to play in a very competitive tournament Saturday at Anacortes.”

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9 to 11 a.m. – Computer Class: Learn computer basics exploring the very basic use of the mouse, navigating files, and how to copy and paste. Designed for people with little or no computer experience. Class size is limited to six people and pre-registration is required. Stop by the library or call 466-3352 to sign up. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Spaghetti Feed: Kiwanis fundraiser serving spaghetti, salad, garlic bread & brownie. Adults - $10, children 12 & under - $5. All proceeds to the Kory Duran Medical Fund & Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program in memory of Emma Hedbom. At La Conner Elementary cafeteria. For more info: Kay Cyr, (360) 840-9703, or Pat Clausen, (360) 202-6233.

Friday Oct 19

10:30 a.m. – 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. 6 to 10 p.m. – Angry Birds: Prepare to pop some pigs! La Conner Regional Library and the Boys & Girls Club of La Conner have teamed up for an Angry Birds video game competition at the library. 7:30 p.m. – Band Concert: Skagit Community Band under direction of Vince Fejeran presents “War and Peace: Music Celebrating the Best of

Saturday Oct 20

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Family Art Day: Join artist Barbara Silverman Summers in discovering the possibilities of the circular form, using watercolor, collage and pastel. Limited to 15 participants per session. Session 2 runs from 2 to 4 pm. Museum of Northwest Art. Call 466-4446, ext 108 or email FAD@museumofnwart. org.  Non-member admission:  $8 adult; $5 seniors; $3 students.  Noon to 4 p.m. – Harvest Time: Enjoy a family fun day with cider pressing, popcorn, face painting, games and more at Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th Street. $4 adults, $3 seniors & kids 6-12 (under 6 free!), $8 families. For more info: 466-3365 or 5 to 7 p.m. – “Cannery Kate”: Come enjoy Cannery Underground performing music from their new CD “Cannery Kate.” Guemes Island/Anacortes group specializes in original Northwest folk music. At Skagit County Historical Museum, 501 S. 4th Street. $4 adults, $3 seniors & kids 6-12 (under 6 free!), $8 families. For more info: 466-3365 or 5:30 to 11 p.m. – Forest Benefit: Dinner, drinks, music, silent and live auctions to benefit Friends of the

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The Poet’s Place October 16, 1981 By Robert Sund Rowing upriver, I thought of you, You are gone like the summer, and I am alone. the oarlocks creak in the foggy silence, the river still and dark. Geese fly low in the heavy fog confused and calling out to one another. Their songs seem so close. They keep calling back and forth, and I keep rowing, no one to share this with. What a different time it was in summer when the boat sailed over the water full of our laughter! From the book Notes from Disappearing Lake: The River Journals of Robert Sund, edited by Glenn Hughes and Tim McNulty ©2012 by Robert Sund Poet’s House.

Sunday Oct 21

3 p.m. – Band Concert: Skagit Community Band under direction of Vince Fejeran presents “War and Peace: Music Celebrating the Best of Times and the Worst of Times.” At Anacortes Brodniak Hall. Tickets: $15 adult, $10 seniors/students, $30 for family, children age 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. For info:

Monday Oct 22

2 to 3 p.m. – 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. 6:30 p.m. – Bloomers Workshop: “What’s Happening to Me?” For 9- to 11-year-olds and their parents. Free workshop on puberty at Skagit Valley Food Co-op. Room 309. For more info: 6:30 p.m. – Procrastination Wkshp: Rhonda McNett explores how you can learn and apply organizing skills to your home and office. Free at Skagit Valley Food Co-op. Room 310. For more info:

Tuesday Oct 23

12:30 to 2 p.m. – Craft Sign-Up: La Conner Kiwanis Club Craft Fair will be Sat., Dec. 1, at La Conner Middle School with hours 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you have a crafted item to sell, but don’t want entire booth or table, sign up to share. La Conner Senior Center.

groceries and those with food to share. 6:30 p.m.–The New 3Rs for Teens: Workshop for parents of middle & high school students who are looking for help communicating with their teens. Free. Skagit Valley Food Coop. Room 309. For info:

Tuesday Oct 30

12:30 to 2 p.m. – Medicare updates: SHIBA representative Romonda Sosa will bring you up to date on Medicare enrollment, changes & supplemental health insurance plans. At La Conner Senior Center.

Wednesday Oct 31

Happy Halloween! 3:30 p.m. – Parade & Trick-or-treat: About 350 little ghoulies from La Conner Elementary School will parade through town in their Halloween finest, and then trick-or-treat at businesses on the way back. 5 to 7 p.m. – Halloween Party: The Community Halloween Party offers spooktacular fun for local kids at the old gym at the La Conner Elementary School.

Friday Nov 2

10:30 a.m. – 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. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Holiday Bazaar: Annual Eastern Star event includes bake sale & lunch. Table rental for $15. Vendor reservation & bazaar info: Linda Miller, 360-428-5672. Proceeds provide funds to donate to charities. Also Nov. 3. Mount Vernon Masonic Center, 1023 E College Way, Mount Vernon.


RIVER GALLERY: “Just Enough” small works show with 32 area artists Wednesday Oct 24 By Samantha Weaver 9 to 11 a.m. – Computer Class: in greenhouse-turned-gallery. Artists Includes surfing the Internet, exploring include Al Currier, Jennifer Bowman, Schreivogel, Merrick. how •to find information on Anne It and wasutilize 20th-century means “wise,” and and Carol “moros,” Features paintings, glass, sculpture, theAmerican Internet, do e-mail, as well as how author and whichand means “stupid.” jewelry. Follow the green to use the library’s website. ClassSkinsize is carving, actress Cornelia Otis • It’s not unusual for music limited to six people and pre-registration signs to 19311 Landing Rd., off Dodge ner who made the followcritics and the artists they10 Valley Road. Gallery open Fri. - Sun., is required. Stop by the library or call to 5 p.m.tothrough 4. Seebut www. ing sage observation: “One a.m. critique butt Nov. heads, 466-3352 to sign up. for more learns toBins! keepLearn silent they usually do info. it in print, 6:30– life Worm the rivergallerywa LA CONNER QUILTIn& 1978, TEXTILE basics worm one’s bin design andconfuthe care not andofdraw own in person. “Material Men:  Innovation andsions.” feeding of compost-creating worms MUSEUM: though, the staff of Rollthe Art of Quiltmaking” showcases the with Callie at Skagit Valley &ing • If Martin. you Free grew up durStone magazine and the Food Co-op. Room 309. For more info: many innovations in design, technique, ing a certain era in the band the Eagles headand materials which a went formidable group United States, you are ofto-head in a softball match. 16 male quilters have brought to the Thursday Oct 25the artThe of quiltmaking. Pieces on from probably familiar with writers ended updisplay losing 6:30 p.m. – Homeopathic Help: Holland, Japan, and the U.S. “Best of the board game Parcheesi. If to the rock stars. Introduction to several important aspects Festival” is an exhibit of the outstanding you havewithaMona particularly • The creator of the ubiqof homeopathy Hall. Free at quilts that were judged to be the best of good uitous smiley face earned Skagit Valleymemory, Food Roommay 309. the 2012 Quilt Festival. Both exhibits run game’s sub- from a grand total $45 for 20.The his Forrecall more that info: the http://skagitfoodcoop. October 11 toofDecember com. title is “The Royal Game of museum creative effort. is located in the historic Gaches nd India.” You may not 26 realize, Mansion • Having with at 703 S. 2trouble St. For more info: Friday Oct though, the game your teenager? It’sora466-4288. world10:30 a.m.that – Story Time: isForso-all AT MoNA: In celebration years of preschool (babies,royalty too!). Sing, called ages because in wide problem, it of 50 seems studio glass, “Pilchuck: IDEAS” features move, listen to books, dance, interact India used to play a life-size — though not always for from the famous glass school’s withversion your child, bubbles! At La work ofand thepop game in garthe samecollection reasons. In 2004, permanent rarely seen offathe Conner Regional Library. dens specially designed for 13-year-old boy in India ran school’s campus. These pieces from 11 a.m. – Boneshaker Bicycle: the pursuit. Centuries ago, away from home, declared This new festival is a family-oriented, the early days of the revolution in studio some of the most rajas would dress members thatwere he created was abyHindu holy Halloween-inspired celebration of all glass artists working in medium. of their in brightly man and founded a the monasthings bicycle.harems Pedal your choice of important from thearranged Permanent seven different,costumes mostly flat loops vary “CIRCULAR” colored andthatuse tery. His parents Collection considers the meaning from 4 to 25 miles through Skagit Valley them as game pieces. for him to be kidnapped andand nd influence of the circular form. Both starting at La Conner Marina, 613 N. 2 • Everyone knows that brought back home. St. Live music, bike decorating, fun! For exhibits continue through Jan. 1, 2013. a sophomore Art is located entry fees, registrationisandsomeone more info: The Museum of Northwest *** in his or her second Festival year at 121 S. First Street. For more info: Thought for the466-4446. Day: or of high school or atcollege. continues Saturday starting 8 a.m.

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Free. Meet at the Little Cranberry Lake parking lot on the north end of the lake. No pets, please. For info, contact Denise Crowe or Jean Andrich at 293-3725. Or visit 10 a.m. – Special Needs Intuition: This conversation session focuses on intuitive communication for those with special needs and their families and caregivers. Free. Skagit Valley Food Coop. Room 309. For info: http://

Monday Oct 29

2 to 3 p.m. – 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

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• 8 - 9:15: Rise & Shine Yoga • 8:20 - 8:50: Morning Walk • 9 - 11:30: Mahjong. Just come. • 9:30 - 11:30: Canasta • 12 - 12:30: Senior Services Hot Lunch. Donation requested. • 1 - 2: Sign up for the Kiwanis Craft Fair in Dec. • 12:30 - 3: Knitting Group. • 2 - 4: Creative Non-Fiction Writing Class w/Claire Swedberg. • 3 - 3:45: Every Body’s Yoga Classes and programs open to all ages.

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Northwest is recruiting volunteers for its © 2012 King session. Features ItSynd., Inc. two October training can take weeks for individuals to complete background checks, health screenings and interviews. Contact Julie Pryor Barr for an interview: or 360-814-5588. CALLING ALL CRAFTERS: The La Conner Kiwanis is hosting a Holiday Bazaar and vendors are needed who sell handcrafted items. The Holiday Bazaar will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at La Conner Middle School, Saturday, December 1. Proceeds will help fund Kiwanis activities that support the children of La Conner. Stop by the La Conner Library for a booth application or contact Joy Neal at or 466-3352 (daytime). BOOSTER PAVERS: Show your Brave pride with the La Conner High School Booster Club’s paver project. A quad in front of the school is covered in tiles to memorialize alumni, families, special occasions and businesses. Tiles are $75 for two lines with up to 20 characters each and additional lines can be purchased. Order forms are available at the La Conner Weekly News office or call Nancy Anderson at 466-4068 or Kelly McKnight at 466-3482. SUNRISE FOOD BANK: To volunteer call Gil Gillmor at 360-420-0558. Mail cash donations to La Conner Sunrise Food Bank, P.O. Box 922, La Conner, WA 98257. The food bank is open only between 2 and 3 p.m. on Mondays behind the Methodist Church on S. 2nd Street on the hill in La Conner. HELP KIDS: The La Conner Boys & Girls Club needs volunteers to help youth with homework and teach special skills such as knitting, art techniques and chess. In order to create the best match, volunteers are required to complete an application, participate in an interview and have a background check. To find out more, please contact Unit Director Noah Bannister at (360) 466-3672 or by email at RECYCLE ELECTRONICS: Help the La Conner Kiwanis earn cash by recycling empty inkjet cartridges, used cell phones, laptops, PDAs and Palm Pilots, iPods, digital cameras, video games and video game systems. Dropoffs are located at the Shelter Bay Office, Key Bank, Washington Federal Savings, La Conner Drug Store, Swinomish Tribal Administration Office and La Conner Potlatch. The program benefits local youth. Put your listing in the Community Calendar: Please email your event notice to Deadline is NOON FRIDAY for inclusion in the following Wednesday’s paper. There is no charge to list events that are free and open to everyone and events sponsored by non-profit organizations.

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Two of my favorite sporting events were on television at the same time last week, and I had to decide which to watch in real time and which to record to watch later. Postseason baseball has been so exciting this year that I opted to skip back and forth between two games and record the vicepresidential debate. That’s right, America has a new favorite sport: politics. There are two teams, the Bluesox and the Redstockings, and most people I know passionately root for one or the other. The affiliations are no longer philosophical — they have actually become tribal. The gap between the two sides has gotten wider, and the fans have become more intractable in supporting their respective teams. Forget about nuance: it’s my team, right or wrong. People are digging in on both sides, and civility is a thing of the past. This is as true at the dining room table as it is in the hallowed halls of Congress. There is nothing new about dirty politics. In 1927, the Ku Klux Klan burned crosses to protest the candidacy of Catholic Al Smith. Protestant ministers told their congregations that if Smith became president, all nonCatholic marriages would be annulled and all children of these marriages declared illegitimate. The Klan and other religious bigots said that Smith had sworn fealty to the Pope and, therefore, would turn the country over to “Romanism and Ruin.” Republicans, including Herbert Hoover’s wife Lou, spread rumors that Smith, a moderate drinker, was a heavy drinker and called him Alcoholic Smith. Today’s “Birthers” seem tame in comparison — but what has changed since is the amplification of opposing and sometimes extreme viewpoints. The 24-hour news cycle, slanted cable news networks and hate radio have all contributed to blind partisanship. You can watch, or listen in your car to, MSNBC and get the news totally slanted to the Bluesox or change channels and get the Redstockings viewpoint on Fox Cable. On the radio, Rush Limbaugh is a legendary hater. He recently called a Georgetown University law student a “slut” for advocating birth control. It cost him some advertisers but not any listeners. Based on ratings, the Redstockings are easily winning these media wars. If the left leaning liberals are controlling the media, as often charged, they are doing a very poor job of it. The joke is that this is infotainment pretending to be “news.” I love that Bill O’Reilly calls his show “the no spin zone.” We have people tuning in to people who are going to tell them what they want to hear, as opposed to responsible voters trying to get balanced news coverage that will help them make an intelligent decision when they go to the polls. The election is covered like a sporting event. Instead of having non-partisan observers, these shows usually feature a panel of partisan pundits (alliteration intended), who will stick to the party line no matter what, with absolutely no objectivity. Often they won’t even answer the —21— moderator’s question and instead lapse into a stump speech, just

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situation could find unexpectedly strong support from a most unlikely workplace faction. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might have to draw on your reservoir of spiritual strength to help someone special through a difficult time. Your loving attitude makes all the difference. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your proven leadership qualities make you the perfect person to take on an important workplace task. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although some compromise might need to be reached regarding your stand on an important issue, you’ll still be able to get the most crucial points across. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A chance to make a career change carries both positive and uncertain possibilities. Best advice: Check it out thoroughly and don’t be rushed into a decision. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You’re still a staunch supporter of one side of an important issue. But be prepared to deal with new information that could cause you to question your current stand. BORN THIS WEEK: You’re perceptive and quick to act when you sense that someone needs help. You are an always-dependable friend.

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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) This is a good time to speak out on a difficult situation. You’re known for your honesty, so people will listen and, perhaps, begin to make long-needed changes. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovine’s sharp business sense alerts you to question the positions of those trying to push the Bull into a deal. Demand to see proof of what they profess. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your quick thinking helps you get out of a troubling situation that was suddenly thrust upon you. Later on, you can expect to learn more about why it happened. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel you’ve dotted all your i’s and crossed all your t’s regarding that upcoming deal. But there might be some facts you’ve ignored. Check again. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Time for the Lion to be more physically active. It will help shake off any lingering Leonine lethargy and restore your energy levels, so you’ll be prepared for what lies ahead. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Helping those in need at this time is laudable. But don’t ignore your own needs, especially where it concerns your health. A medical checkup is a wise move. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Good news: Your outspoken views about a controversial on-the-job

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like the candidates often do. It speaks to how badly President Obama fared in the first debate that the Democratic spinners actually had to concede that Romney had easily carried the night. In fact, it is very difficult to even find objective news reporting when it comes to coverage of the presidential campaign. I think Public Television and the National Public Radio do a better job than most, despite the fact that Romney says he will defund them both. CNN is somewhere in the middle between MSNBC and Fox, but it still covers the election like a sporting event and has a self-serving interest in fanning the flames to prop up viewership. The only reason I ever tune in to CNN is because David Gergen is one of the only unbiased commentators and has served in both parties’ administrations. As for newspapers, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times have very different editorial slants, but I find their journalistic standards far superior to what you can find on cable. Now that I think of it, this analogy is unfair to baseball, the National Pastime. Baseball has an old and venerated code of honor. That used to be true in politics — for instance, you were careful not to criticize a sitting president in a way that would weaken his position on the international stage. But that didn’t stop Romney’s campaign from personally blaming Obama for the death of the American Ambassador to Libya recently. There was a time when that would have been considered crossing a line. George Washington didn’t run for reelection because he thought it was beneath a sitting president to have to campaign. Our government has become so polarized; the health care vote is a prime example — nobody crossed party lines on either side because of pressures to put party over policy. I have to believe that several Democrats opposed and a couple of Republicans favored Obama’s health care legislation. It would be nice if the president could somehow stay above the fray and worry about running the country, and that’s why I strongly believe in one six-year term for the presidency. Meanwhile, we might as well enjoy the election as a sporting event. I heard a commentator this week say that politics is a contact sport, and football, where coaches put bounties on Please let opponents’ heads, is probably us know. more analogous. Send address changes at: James Carville, one to ofusthose P.O. Box 1465, partisan purveyors of political LaConner, WAsaid, 98257 punditry, famously “When or call: your opponent is 466-3315 drowning, throw the son of a bitch an anvil.”



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NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference No. 200606050195 Grantor: Cedar Heights, LLC, a Washington limited liability company Grantee: Whidbey Island Bank Legal Description: PTN W1/2 SE1/4, 22-34-4 E W.M. Assessor’s Tax Parcel No. 340422-4-010-0100 (P108235) Parcel A 340422-4-009-0003 (P27571) Parcel B 340422-0-003-0007 (P27502) Parcels C and D Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington, Chapter 61.24 RCW: I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee (the “Trustee”) will on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., at the Skagit County Courthouse, located at 205 W. Kincaid Street, Mount Vernon, State of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the followingdescribed real and personal property, situated in the County of Skagit, State of Washington: PARCEL “A”: Lot 2, Short Plat No. PL01-0579, approved January 31, 2002, and recorded February 1, 2002, under Auditor’s File No. 200202010016; and being a portion of the West ½ of the Southeast ¼ of Section 22, Township 34 North, Range 4 East, W.M. PARCEL “B”: The West ½ of the Northwest ¼ of the Southeast ¼ of Section 22, Township 34 North, Range 4 East, W.M., EXCEPT County roads, AND EXCEPT the East 295 feet thereof. PARCEL “C”: That portion of the West ½ of the West ½ of the Southeast ¼ of Section 22, Township 34 North, Range 4 East, W.M., described as follows: Beginning at the Northeast corner of said subdivision; thence West along the North line of said subdivision, 130 feet; thence South parallel to the East line of said subdivision, 1,290 feet; thence East parallel to the North line of said subdivision, 130 feet; thence North along the East line of said subdivision, 1,290 feet to the point of beginning. EXCEPT County road along the North line thereof, AND ALSO EXCEPT the following: That portion of the West ½ of the West ½ the Southeast ¼ of Section 22, Township 34 North, Range 4 East, W.M., described as follows: Beginning at the Northeast corner of the Southeast ¼ (East ¼ corner) of said Section 22, Township 34 North, Range 4 East, W.M.; thence North 89°13’31” West along the North line of said Southeast ¼ for a distance of 2,022.72 feet, more or less, to the Northeast corner of said West ½ of the West ½ of the Southeast ¼; thence South 0°32’00” West along the East line of said West ½ of the West ½ of the Southeast ¼ for a distance of 30.00 feet, more or less, to the North right-of-way margin of Division Street and being the true point of beginning point of beginning; thence continue South 0°32’00” West along the East line for a distance of 122.50 feet; thence North 89°27’56” West for a distance of 93.46 feet; thence North 10°48’57” East for a distance of 95.46 feet to a point of curvature; thence along the arc of said curve to the right, concave to the Southeast, having a radius of 35.00 feet, through a central angle of 79°57’32”, an arc distance of 48.84 feet, more or less, to a point of tangency on said South rightof-way margin of Division Street a point bearing North 89°13’31” West from the true point of beginning; thence South 89°13’31” East along said South right-of-way margin for a distance of 41.84 feet, more or less, to the true point of beginning. PARCEL “D”: That portion of the West ½ of the West ½ of the Southeast ¼, Section 22, Township 34 North, Range 4 East, W.M., described as follows: Beginning at the Northeast corner of said submission; thence West along the North line of said subdivision 130 feet to the true point of beginning; thence continuing West along the North line of said subdivision 165 feet; thence South parallel to the East line of said subdivision 1,320 feet; thence East parallel to the North line of said subdivision 165 feet; thence North parallel to the East line of said subdivision 1,320 feet to the true point of beginning; EXCEPT County road. TOGETHER WITH all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures; all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances; all water, water rights and ditch rights (including stock in utilities with ditch or irrigation rights); and all other rights, royalties and profits relating to such real property, including without limitation all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters; and TOGETHER WITH all equipment, fixtures and other articles of personal property now or hereafter owned by Grantor, and now or hereafter attached or affixed to the real property; together with all accessions, parts, and additions to, all replacements of, and all substitutions for, any of such property, and together with all issues and profits thereon and proceeds (including without limitation all


insurance proceeds and refunds of premiums) for any sale or other disposition of the property; TOGETHER WITH all of Grantor’s chattel paper, accounts, equipment and general intangibles, including but not limited to Grantor’s interest in Transfer Development Rights under recording number 200710230066 and Impact Fee Credits with the City of Mount Vernon generated on the Cedar Heights project located at the real property; and TOGETHER WITH all of the Grantor’s right, title, and interest in and to all leases, rents and profits of all of the real property. All of the above is collectively referred to as the “Property”. The Property is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated June 5, 2006, recorded June 5, 2006, under recording no. 200606050195 (the “Deed of Trust”), records of Skagit County, Washington, from Cedar Heights, LLC, a Washington limited liability company (“Borrower” and “Grantor”) as grantor, to Land Title Company-Burlington as initial Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Whidbey Island Bank (“Beneficiary”), as beneficiary. The Deed of Trust secures the obligations (as defined in the Deed of Trust), including but not limited to all of Borrower’s obligations under that certain Promissory Note dated June 5, 2006, in the original principal amount of $7,688,000.00, which Promissory Note was modified by that certain Change in Terms Agreement dated December 11, 2007, and further modified by that Change in Terms Agreement dated June 23, 2008, and further modified by that Change in Terms Agreement dated January 30, 2009, and further modified by that Change in Terms Agreement dated May 28, 2009, and further modified by that Change in Terms Agreement dated December 29, 2009, and further modified by that Change in Terms Agreement dated February 24, 2010 (collectively, the “Note”), executed by Borrower as maker in favor of Whidbey Island Bank as payee. The Beneficiary is the owner and holder of the Note and the other obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and is entitled to enforce the same. Unless otherwise specified in any subsequent notice from Beneficiary or the trustee under the Deed of Trust, any trustee’s sale held pursuant to this Notice of Trustee’s Sale and any subsequent Notice of Trustee’s Sale will be a unified sale of all of the Property, real and personal, pursuant to RCW 62A.9A.604(a)(2). II No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. III The Note matured and was due and payable in full on May 5, 2012. As of July 5, 2012, the Beneficiary declares that you are in default for failure to pay principal, interest and other fees, expenses and charges as herein set forth: CURRENTLY DUE TO PAY OFF ON JULY 5, 2012 (a) Principal Balance $6,313,302.39 (b) Interest at 5.50% from 12/20/10 to 7/5/12 529,869.22 (c) Loan fee 36,100.00 TOTAL CHARGES, COSTS AND FEES $6,879,271.61 (a) Attorneys’ fees & costs $7,719.97 (b) Trustee’s fees 2,500.00 (c) Advances by Beneficiary 12,403.90 (d) Trustee’s sale guarantee 7,809.88 (e) Service/posting of notices 260.00 (estimated) (f) Postage/copying expense 150.00 (estimated) (g) Recording fees 100.00 (estimated) TOTAL CHARGES, COSTS AND FEES 40,943.75 (estimated) TOTAL ESTIMATED AMOUNT AS OF JULY 5, 2012 $6,910,215.36 (estimated) If any other events of default under the Deed of Trust exist at any time prior to the Trustee’s sale, they must also be cured. The foregoing amounts will increase with the passage of time. You should contact the undersigned Trustee for a current payoff amount. IV The sum owing on the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $6,313,302.39, together with interest as provided in the underlying loan documents and such other costs and fees as are due under the Note or other instruments secured, and as are provided by statute. V The above-described Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on October 26, 2012. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured before the date and time of sale. The sale may be terminated any time before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the


Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or the Deed of Trust, paying all other amounts owing on the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI A written Amended Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower, Grantor and guarantors at the following addresses: Cedar Heights, LLC 17146 Britt Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Cedar Heights, LLC Attn: Lawrence A. Pirkle Registered Agent 321 W. Washington Street, #300 Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Joseph D. Woodmansee Kimberly A. Woodmansee 17146 Britt Road Mount Vernon, WA 98273 by both first class mail and certified mail on May 25, 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on June 5, 2012, the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the Property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such posting. VII The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. Michael D. Bohannon 19586 10th Avenue NE, Suite 300 PO Box 2326 Poulsbo, WA 98370 360-779-6665 VIII The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the abovedescribed Property. IX Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s Sale. X NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the Property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenantoccupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060 XI NOTICE TO GUARANTORS The following notice is provided to Joseph D. Woodmansee and Kimberly A. Woodmansee: NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS AND PARTIES WHO ARE GUARANTORS OF THE OBLIGATIONS SECURED BY THIS DEED OF TRUST: (1) the Guarantors may be liable for a deficiency judgment to the extent the sale price obtained at the trustee’s sale is less than the debt secured by the Deed of Trust; (2) the Guarantors have the same rights to reinstate the debt, cure the default, or repay the debt as is given to the Grantor in order to avoid the trustee’s sale; (3) the Guarantors will have no right to redeem the Property after the trustee’s sale; (4) subject to such longer periods as are provided in the Washington Deed of Trust Act, Chapter 61.24 RCW, any action brought to enforce a guaranty must be commenced within one year after the trustee’s sale, or the last trustee’s sale under any deed of trust granted to secure the same debt; and (5) in any action for a deficiency, the Guarantors will have the right to establish the fair value of the Property as of the date of the trustee’s sale, less prior liens and encumbrances, and to limit its liability for a deficiency to the difference between the debt and the greater of such fair value or the sale price paid at the trustee’s sale, plus interest and costs. DATED July 6, 2012. /s/ Michael D. Bohannon MICHAEL D. BOHANNON, Trustee For further information please call (360) 779-6665 STATE OF WASHINGTON ) ss. County of Kitsap ) On this day personally appeared before me MICHAEL D. BOHANNON, to me known to be the individual described in and who executed the within and foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that he signed the same as his free and voluntary act and deed, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. GIVEN under my hand and official seal this 6th day of July, 2012. /s/ Melissa S. Colletto Printed Name: Melissa S. Colletto NOTARY PUBLIC in and for the State of Washington. Residing at: Poulsbo, WA My Commission Expires: 10/19/13 Published in La Conner Weekly News, September 26 and October 17, 2012.

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR THE COUNTY OF SKAGIT In the Matter of the Estate of PATRICIA J. THOMAS, Deceased. Case No. 12 4 00350 5 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.020, 11.40.30 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim, and filing the original of the claim with the Clerk of the Court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice or within four months after the date of filing a copy of this notice with the Clerk of the Court, whichever is later. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the decedent. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS WITH CLERK OF THE COURT: 10/10/2012 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: 10/17/2012 Russell E. Jensen Personal Representative Attorney for Personal Representative: FELICIA VALUE WSBA No. 27635 PO Box 578 La Conner, WA 98257 (360) 466-2088 Published in La Conner Weekly News, October 17, 24 and 31, 2012.


SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF SKAGIT CASCADE RIVER COMMUNITY CLUB, Inc., a Washington nonprofit corporation, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL SMITH & BELEN D. SMITH, h/w, Defendants. Cause No. 12-2-00206-4 SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY To: MICHAEL SMITH & BELEN D. SMITH, h/w, Judgment Debtors The Superior Court of Skagit County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Skagit County to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. The property to be sold is described as: Assessor’s Parcel/Tax ID Number: P64004 / 3873-000-131-0000 Legal Description: Lot 131, “Cascade River Park Div. No. 3”, as per plat recorded in Volume 9 of Plats, pages 22-24 inclusive, records of Skagit County, Washington. The sale of the above-described property is to take place: Time: 10:30 AM Date: Friday, November 16, 2012 Place: Skagit County Courthouse, Mount Vernon, Washington. The judgment debtor can avoid the sale by paying the judgment amount of $4,610.60, together with interest, costs and fees, before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the sheriff at the address stated below. Dated this 26th day of September, 2012. Will Reichardt, Sheriff By: Amy L. Stoddard, Civil Assistant Skagit County Sheriff’s Office 600 South Third Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360-419-3436 Published in La Conner Weekly News, October 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 2012.

LA CONNER TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA Tues., Oct. 23 - 6 p.m. 1. Opening Ceremonies 2. Reports a. Community Comments b. Administrator’s Report c. Mayor’s Report d. Council Committee Reports 3. Unfinished Business 4. New Business a. Pitney Bowes Lease Renewal b. Homeless & Housing Interlocal Agreements with Skagit County 5. Community Comments 6. Miscellaneous Mayor/Council Roundtable 7. Executive Session There may be an executive session immediately preceding or following the meeting as allowed by RCW 42.30.110 and as announced by the presiding officer.


SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF YAKIMA JUVENILE DIVISION In re the Welfare of DAIJAMAY TANGUMA D.O.B. 06/28/2012 Minor Child. Case No.: 12-7-00395-2 NOTICE AND SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO: NOE TANGUMA, Alleged Father and an Unknown Biological Father or anyone else claiming a paternal interest in the child who has not already appeared in this matter. A Dependency Petition was filed on July 3, 2012; A Fact Finding hearing will be held on this matter on: November 8, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Yakima County Superior Court, Juvenile Division, 1728 Jerome Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902. YOU SHOULD BE PRESENT AT THIS HEARING. THE HEARING WILL DETERMINE IF YOUR CHILD


IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR SKAGIT COUNTY MARK THOMSON & JENNY THOMSON, h/w Plaintiffs vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS & DEVISEES OF ELSIE McCLOSKEY GACHES, Deceased; AND ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY Defendants No. 12-2-01716-9 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: THE HEIRS & DEVISEES OF ELSIE McCLOSKEY GACHES; AND ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY INTEREST IN THE SUBJECT REAL PROPERTY: 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 12th day of September, 2012, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court, and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorney for plaintiff 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 this action is to quiet title to certain real property, located in Skagit County, Washington, and described as follows: The West 35 feet of the Southwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 27, Township 34 North, Range 3 East, W.M. EXCEPT the as-built and/or established right-of-way for Bradshaw Road along the West line thereof; AND EXCEPT the as-built and/or established right-of-way for Calhoun Road along the South line thereof. DATED: September 4th, 2012. CRAIG SJOSTROM #21149 Attorney for Plaintiff 1204 Cleveland Ave. Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360) 848-0339 Published in La Conner Weekly News, September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 10 and 17, 2012.


SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF SKAGIT In the Matter of the Estate of DAVID N. BORDEN, Deceased. NO. 12-4-00322-0 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under .RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: October 10, 2012 JUDY COFFMAN, Personal Representative of the Estate of DAVID N. BORDEN, deceased, 1500A E COLLEGE WAY,#554, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Published in La Conner Weekly News, October 10, 17, 24, 2012

IS DEPENDENT AS DEFINED IN RCW 13.34.030(6). THIS BEGINS A JUDICIAL PROCESS WHICH COULD RESULT IN PERMANENT LOSS OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS. IF YOU DO NOT APPEAR AT THE HEARING THE COURT MAY ENTER A DEPENDENCY ORDER IN YOUR ABSENCE. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Dependency Petition, call DSHS at (509) 2256500. To view information about your rights in this proceeding, go to 2nd day of October, 2012 Kim Eaton, Yakima County Clerk By: Kathi S. Carter Deputy Clerk Published in La Conner Weekly News, October 10, 17 and 24, 2012.


SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR THE COUNTY OF SKAGIT In the Matter of the Estate of ARNIE GARBORG, Deceased. Case No. 12-4-00324-6 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.020, 11.40.030 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim, and filing the original of the claim with the Clerk of the Court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice or within four months after the date of filing a copy of this notice with the Clerk of the Court, whichever is later. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the decedent. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS WITH CLERK OF THE COURT: October 1, 2012 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: October 3, 2012 Janice L. Johnson Personal Representative Attorney for Personal Representative: FELICIA VALUE WSBA No. 27635 PO Box 578 La Conner, WA 98257 (360) 466-2088 Published in La Conner Weekly News, October 3, 10 and 17, 2012.


IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR KING COUNTY STATE OF WASHINGTON Estate of APRIL ARCHER, Deceased. NO. 12-4-05045-4 SEA NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time such claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in he manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in section RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication: October 3, 2012. Personal Representative: Dale Archer Attorneys for Personal Representative: Roger Hawkes, WSBA #5173 of HAWKES LAW FIRM, P.S. Address for Mailing/Service: 19929 Ballinger Way, N.E., Suite 200 Shoreline, WA 98155 Tel: 206-367-5000/ Fax: 206-367-4005 King County Superior Court 12-4-05045-4 SEA Published in La Conner Weekly News, October 3, 10 and 17, 2012.



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ORDINANCE NO. 1090 Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of La conner, Washington, passed Ordinance No. 1090 at the October 9, 2012 Town Council meeting. A summary of Ordinance No. 1090 is as follows: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE 2012 BUDGET. Complete copies of Ordinance No. 1090 are available at La Conner Town Hall, P.O. Box 400, La Conner, WA 98257. Dated this 12th day of October 2012. Lorraine Taylor, Town Clerk Published in La Conner Weekly News, October 17, 2012.


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General requirements • Meet with the stake holders in this project to confirm requirements and update progress throughout project duration. • Perform a thorough site investigation to verify and record asA $1 chance could enhance built conditions. • Design and prepare plans and your Holiday Shopping! specifications for remodeling the Bargains galore at our Soroptimist non-profit store can stretch your Holiday wastewater treatment plant laboratory budget even more when you step through ro comply with JHA requirements our door and buy a ticket or more. • Prepare cost estimates for both Ticket purchase available ‘til 3 PM, Dec. 1 phases of work. • Prepare a comprehensive, All donors & shoppers help provide permitted Construction Documents needed services for our community. Package. New merchandise • Answer bidder questions and arrives daily at attend any pre-bid meetings. 301 Morris St. CONTENTS OF RESPONSE Stop by today! Firms that submit proposals in Tues.-Sun.: 11 AM to 5 PM response to this RFQ must have (360) 466-4017 the capability of providing all the services outlined in this document. FOR RENT - Efficiency apart- Sub-consultants or suppliers may be ment in La Conner. All utilities used, however all sub-consultants paid. References required. $600 and suppliers must follow the month. Call (360) 466-1431. requirements of the main contract 2tc10/17 and conditions. BLACKBIRD LANDSCAPING All submittals shall include the Lawn mowing, pruning, bed care, following minimum information: landscaping, paver walkways, • Relevant experience, location, composting, garden chipping. financial condition of the firm Tim Chomiak: (360) 421-1652. • Resumes of key individuals who tfcn8/12 will be involved with this project. FOR RENT - Studio apartment It is a requirement of this RFQ that above Wyman Park in La Con- all individuals listed in the response ner. No smoking, no pets. $550 will be dedicated to the project from month. Call (360) 333-4135. inception through completion. tfcn10/17 • Professional licenses held, including ID #’s. FOR RENT - 3+ bedroom, 2 • Verification of insurance and bath house in Shelter Bay. Enlimits of liability. joy beautiful sunrises, a stunning • Company name, address, phone view of the North Cascades with a view of the marina and Swinom- number, fax, email, and name of key ish Channel. Use of a par 3 golf contacts easily accessible within the course, tennis courts and boat document launch. Large deck, landscaped • To indicate experience, submitters yard, low maintenance. Inquire should indicate any successful by calling Patsy at (360) 391- completion of projects similar in size, 3214. $1,250 month. 2tp10/17 nature, and scope to this project • Include a list of clients who may be contacted and for whom similar work has been completed in the past five years. Provide names of contacts and phone numbers. • Applicants must be in current and LaConner Regional good standing with the MRSC Brief and concise proposals are desired and appreciated. The Town will review all proposals 466-3352 • 614 Morris St. and select a consultant based on the Mondays: 11 AM to 5 PM submittals, or request an interview Tues.-Wed.: 11 AM to 7 PM with a few selected firms, from Thurs.-Sat.: 11 AM to 5 PM which a final choice of a consultant will be made. The Town of La Conner reserves BLUE SKY the right to reject any or all proposals YARD MAINTENANCE and to waive any irregularities. The Storm and gutter cleaning, pres- Town assumes no obligation of any sure washing, chain saw work, kind for expenses incurred by any pruning, planting, rototilling, weeding, mowing and dirt, gravel respondent to this solicitation. All and back hauling. Senior dis- submittals become the property of the Town and will not be returned. counts. Call 293-7540. tfcn2/2 SUBMITTALS Submit four (4) copies of all FALL IS HERE! Does that mean materials to Town of La Conner, start swim lessons with Heidi (aka Finance Department, PO Box 400, DJ Heidi)? Yep! Starting Sundays La Conner, WA 98257, before 3:00 at Potlatch Resort pool. Call Heidi to set up session times. I do pri- p.m. Friday October 26, 2012. Late submittals will not be vate lessons at $15 per half hour. Flexible, if interested in group accepted. It is the responders’ responsibility lessons. Call (360) 333-9623. tfcn11/23 to deliver their proposal to the proper address by the assigned time. The Town of La Conner accepts no responsibility for misdirected or lost responses. Fax or email submittals will not be considered. Questions regarding this project may be directed to: Water and Wastewater Services, LLC Attn: Carol Rofkar. Project Manager Call Arne Svendsen: 14263 Calhoun Rd, Mount Vernon, MOBILE NO. WA 98273 (p)360-466-4443 (e) OFFICE: Published in La Conner Weekly News, October 17, 2012. 424-0258

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NOTICE OF APPLICATION The Town of La Conner is processing a permit application for the following proposal that may be of interest to you. You are invited to comment. Date: October 17, 2012 File Number: 12-36 CU Project Applicant: John Leaver Project Description: The applicant is requesting approval to operate a Bed and Breakfast with one guest room in his residence. Project Location: 620 S. Fourth Street, La Conner, WA Date of Permit Application: October 1, 2012 Date of Determination of Completeness: October 1, 2012 Required Permits: The following local, state and federal permits/approvals are needed for the proposed project: • Administrative Conditional Use Permit - Town of La Conner Existing Environmental Documents: None Consistency Overview: The applicant has been operating a bed and breakfast establishment with one guest room and is now seeking approval for this use. Under current bed and breakfast regulations, the owner must live on site and there is a parking requirement of one space per each paid unit with two additional parking spaces for the residence. Both of these requirements are met since the owner resides on the property and 3 parking spaces are provided on site. Preliminary determination of the development that will be used for project mitigation: Town of La Conner • 15.20.055 - Administrative Conditional Use Permits • 15.90.030(3)(c)(iv) - Off-Street Parking Requirements Comments: Comments on the above application must be submitted in writing to John Doyle, Planning Director, PO Box 400, La Conner, WA 98257-0500, by 4:30 PM on October 31, 2012. Anyone submitting comments will automatically become a party of record and will be notified of any decision. If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact La Conner Town Hall at (360) 466-3125. Published in La Conner Weekly News, October 17, 2012.

BUSINESS BUZZ Trick-or-Treat

The 5th annual Happy Halloween Parade & Merchant Trick-or-Treat will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Parade will start at 3:30 p.m. at the north end of First Street near the La Conner Marina and end at south end of First Street near Calico Cupboard. Door-to-door trick-or-treating will start after the parade, and approximately 350 children from La Conner Elementary and Middle School will go along First and Morris streets and stop at each business displaying an orange “Trick or Treat HERE” flyer in the window. The Kiwanis Club members will be handing these flyers out to every merchant wishing to participate. Boys & Girls Club Did you know that kids who go to a Boys & Girls Club after school are more likely to: graduate from high school, register to vote, become involved in their community, adopt a healthy lifestyle and model strong character? La Conner Boys & Girls Club is located at 305 N. 6th St. and is open Monday through Thursday, from 2 to 6 p.m. Teens now have their own large space at The Club and enjoy Teen Night every Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. Are you an adult with expertise in a subject or hobby? Give Noah Bannister, the unit director, a call at 466-3672 to see how you can help out.


The Boneshaker Bike Fest is just nine days away. Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27 are the dates of this first annual event expected to draw thatthat for is a future negotiation anywhere from 400 1,000 with Congress. ThetoObama that for a future negotiation riders into La Conner, depending team takes The thisObama as license Congress. onwith weather. Volunteers are totheaccuse Romney of pro-

still needed to keep the flow running smooth. If you can spare some time on either day, please email info@boneshakerbikefest. com or call 360-536-4801.

Art’s Alive!

The 28th annual Art’s Alive! weekend of festivities is just two weeks away. More than 85 artists will be located in businesses throughout town doing demonstrations, readings, special exhibits, and more. The weekend kicks off on Friday, November 2 with the Invitational and Open Show exhibits at Maple Hall open to the public from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy an Art Walk throughout town through Friday evening, and then return to Maple Hall for a concert with Bottom Line Duo at 7:30 p.m. Saturday hours open to the public at Maple Hall are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the artist reception that night from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission to the reception is $10, which includes one beverage and appetizers. Sunday hours at Maple Hall are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All days are free admission except for the artist reception Saturday night. Volunteers are still needed; please contact Mikki at 425-512-9787.

Grill vacation

La Conner Channel Grill will be closed for the entire month of November. Owners Tim Bly and Joanna Gould will be enjoying the warm sandy beaches of Hawaii and re-charging their batteries. La Conner Channel Grill is located at 110 N. 1st St. and is open for dinner starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday through Monday and closed on Tuesdays. Give them a call at 466-3800.

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debate — rather than pushing it in the media for lack of anything else to say — it will underestimate him yet again. Mitt Romney bested President Obama on the merits in Denver. Anyone insisting otherwise simply can’t handle the truth. Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review.


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Aqiimuk’s POLICE BLOTTER Happy Halloween Parade Kitchen & Merchant Trick-or-Treat Monday Oct 8

By Patricia Aqiimuk Paul, Esq. Some of my favorite recipes have origins in Denmark or Sweden. I have been to Scandinavia once, lecturing in Tampere, Finland in 1998, where I presented a paper at the University of Tampere titled, “A Contrastable Analysis: Northwest Indian Tribes Dispute Resolution vis-a-vis the American Legal System.� On that same journey, I ventured into Sweden, where, in Helsinki, I accepted an invite to speak at a rally organized by an international women’s organization for peace. This particular recipe today is Swedish.

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Ingredients 1 egg ½ cup sugar 1 cup buttermilk 4 tablespoons molasses 1Ÿ cup flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup oatmeal Ÿ cup nuts 1 cup raisins (optional) Preparation Beat egg until light; add sugar, buttermilk and molasses, mixing well. Sift salt and soda with flour, and then add to egg mixture. Add oatmeal, nuts and raisins; combine with a light stirring motion. Bake in greased, paper-lined bread pan at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. When done, lift out paper and cool on a plate. Serve with butter. Warms up easily in microwave and keeps well.

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school when James was still teaching. Having Swinomish teachers is “probably the most important factor, because as far as trust and integrity, I had more respect for him. He was in our community. He was someone who was present all the time.� James went into teaching in 1956, joining the La Conner School District in 1969. He also served as a tribal chairman and spoke around the nation about the importance in education of bridging the old ways of Native communities to those of the new. In a 1975 speech delivered to the National Association of Tribal Chairmen in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and read recently by his son Loran James at a high school assembly last month, Landy James laid out what he called the seven drums of education. The tenets included honoring the family as the basic unit of Indian culture, retaining identity as an Indian nation by maintaining language and culture, being active in forming and supporting Indian education programs, and aiding in the creation of curriculum. “Modern school education is only a set of tools that we can use to understand ourselves and the world around us,� James said in his 1975 speech. “It is only a small part of the total education of any person.� With the sovereignty curriculum and a focus on Swinomish culture in the schools, as well as the para-pro program, which aims to get tribal members in the schools to support those tribal students, much effort has been made to turn the tide for native students within the public school system. Nonetheless, some tribal members feel the school system is inherently biased against native ways. Former tribal senator Ray Williams now works with indigenous tribes internationally to promote a return to language, and the spiritual connection to land. Williams believes that the public school system lacks the spiritual connection. His own experience in La Conner, where he felt cut off from his cultural beliefs, has been central to spurring his work, which includes lobbying at the United Nations for indigenous rights. “We have to continue to take that wedge of doubt and to remove it, and one of those ways to remove it is to be able to educate our population and others with an understanding of this deep-seeded spiritual relationship to all that exists on this earth,� says Williams.

La Conner Sunrise Food Bank Our food banks need volunteer drivers to deliver boxes of food to our community. If you can help, please phone Arin at (360) 333-3773.

The wedge of doubt must be removed, he said, in order to move from viewing the world only as a resource and commodity. Restoring this balance is “really the question that we’re looking at right now. Education is really incidental around that. How do we restore the integrity and the intentions of our purpose of being on this earth? The rest of it is politics...� While Bruce acknowledges that the public school system is far from perfect, and that the drive towards testing and increased graduation standards makes the climb to success in high school much steeper in today’s world, students must receive a rigorous schooling in order to be successful. “I will tell you there is a perception in Indian country across the United States that some of those state tests or exams required by different states are biased against the native culture. It doesn’t make any difference whether it’s true or not. If that perception is out there and being talked about, it’s going to do some damage to the student who comes in to take that test, if they think that test is biased.� Even so, says Bruce, Native American students “have to be prepared to have a foot in both worlds. How do we help prepare people to do that, where we honor the culture and make it a part of (the curriculum), but we prepare a student to be successful in whatever world they happen to step in?� Theresa Trebon, archivist for the tribe, has studied the evolution of education at Swinomish from prior to the signing of the point Elliott Treaty to present — from traditional education to boarding schools, driven first by religion, then assimilation to the economics of the Industrial Revolution and finally education on the Swinomish reservation and in town. She played an integral part in the presentation for the in-service training for La Conner School District staff. “Any time the predominant culture can look at the past through the lens of someone else or another experience is huge. That is what education is all about,� said Trebon. “You talk to people my age, and they usually learned only the history of the victors, not those cultures that were suppressed or how those people viewed change from their experience.� Tribal funding has become a game changer in addressing the educational needs for the tribe, says Trebon, as has the sense of urgency for tribal leaders to educate the young so they can enter work in, among other fields, the sciences, law and administration to uphold the tribal values in today’s world. “Tribal students have to be able to make it through the school system,� says Trebon. “And that’s difficult if there is not a concerted effort to bridge what happens in the La Conner School District, and what this community is and values, and the way things work over here.�

11:32 a.m.: Lost wallet – A wallet was reported missing at the skateboard park in La Conner. 3:21 p.m.: Suspicious – Something looked suspicious at the La Conner food bank. No report. 3:56 p.m.: Alarm – Residential alarm was sounding off on Fir Island Road near Conway.

Tuesday Oct 9

8:08 a.m.: “No� need for speed – A 6th Street resident requested more traffic patrols for speeding vehicles after school. 10:16 a.m.: Lost service – Someone visiting La Conner lost phone service after losing their iPhone while shopping downtown. 10:27 a.m.: Truckin’ – A Channel Drive resident asked for more traffic enforcement along Channel Drive near La Conner for speeding vehicles, including dump trucks.

Thursday Oct 11

1:40 p.m.: Hot items – An employee reported that his wallet and backpack were stolen from the business, while he was at work at Nell Thorn restaurant on Wednesday. 4:01 p.m.: Hot wheels – A grey men’s bicycle was reported stolen from a driveway in the 100 block of N. 5th Street in La Conner. 7:41 p.m.: Vandalism – Report of vandalism to a pickup that was abandoned a year ago on public land near Best and Moore roads on Fir Island along the Skagit River.

Friday Oct 12

10:04 a.m.: Hit and run – A tan pickup was the victim in a hit-and-run accident on Dunlap Street near La Conner Marina.

Saturday Oct 13

Wednesday, Oct. 31 Parade Start Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m. Parade Start Place: North 1st

It’s baaaack!

Attention ghouls and goblins: Cloak yourselves in your craziest, creepiest costumes and drool down 1st Street for the mostattended parade of the year! Re-route your ghostly spirits to the sidewalks of life and trick-or-treat La Conner’s merchants back to start. Beware! You may have lots of fun! Adult chaperoned.

Special thanks to La Conner Kiwanis for their spooktacular participation.

CONTACT THE LIVING: Terri 466-3606.

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HALLOWEEN PARTY Wed., Oct. 31 - 5 to 7 PM

10:01 a.m.: Alarm – A business st alarm was sounding on Pearle Jensen Way in La Conner. In the old gym. Play games, win prizes, eat food & have fun! Wednesday Oct 10 10:09 a.m.: Double checking Jr. class will be fund-raising by providing the eats! 1:09 p.m.: Suspicious vehicle – The same alarm was going off – A resident on Calhoun Road on Pearle Jensen Way. If questions, contact the living: Lisa at 708-6848 east of La Conner reported a Monday Oct 15 suspicious and unfamiliar grey 7:32 a.m.: Purse snatcher – A pickup truck with a white stripe, Bellingham woman reported her canopy and large tires driving in purse had been taken, after she the area of Calhoun and Beaver sat it down, while shopping on Marsh roads. First Street in La Conner. 2:26 a.m.: Medical assist – Officers assisted with a 40-yearold man, 900 block of Maple Ave. in La Conner. He was having medical issues after being off his medication. 5:40 a.m.: Creeper – A homeowner on Fir Island reported he had chased off a possible burglar who was creeping around his residence on Moore Road in Conway. MARY MARGARET SUPPORTS OUR LOCAL ECONOMY 10:37 a.m.: Stalker – A local woman reported a 50-year-old TO PRESERVE OUR STRONG RURAL CHARACTER man for stalking her at home and her job in La Conner. The suspect Mary Margaret passed legislation to protect farmlands by creating was arrested for violation of a no more flexible regulations for local farmers. contact order in an unrelated case She secured funding for projects like the La Conner waterfront involving a former girlfriend. 10:47 a.m.: Theft – Two boardwalk and the La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum. aluminum ladders were reported Endorsed by Skagit County Sheriff Will Reichardt, stolen from a residence on Myrtle Mayor Ramon Hayes and many of your local officials, teachers, Street in La Conner. first responders, friends and neighbors! 11:24 a.m.: Suspicious – Suspicious activity reported at the intersection of Caledonia and Paid for by Committee to Re-Elect Mary Margaret Haugen 1268 North Olsen Road, Camano Island, WA 98282 (360) 387-8093 S. 3rd Streets in La Conner. No other information available. 12:52 a.m.: It’s a gem – A gemstone bracelet was found in the 400 block of Morris Street near Pioneer Market. Contact the Sheriff’s office to identify the bracelet.

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The Port of Skagit Commissioners will hold a special budget meeting on Oct. 30 beginning at 3 p.m. in the commission hearing room at the port offices at 15400 Airport Drive, Burlington. The public is invited to attend and comment on the proposed 2013 port budget, which calls for operational revenues of $5,084,900 and expenses of $4,453,286. These figures are up slightly from last year’s budget. Capital spending will be $1,047,100, and the port will collect $1,839,389 in property tax. For more information, call the Port of Skagit at 360-757-0011.

Property taxes due

Skagit County property taxes for the second half are due October 31, 2012, according to Skagit County Treasurer Katie Jungquist. State law requires payments that are postmarked after the Oct. 31 deadline be subject to a 1 percent per month finance charge. Any payments received after November 30, 2012 will be assessed an additional 8 percent penalty. A property tax exemption may be available for homeowners making $35,000 or less, and are 62 or older, or who are retired because of a disability. For more information visit


In last week’s story about incorporating Native American culture in the local school curriculum, Swinomish Education Director Tracy James, was incorrectly identified by her maiden name. (Some people still remember when she was Tracy Edwards.)


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October 17, 2012  

October 17, 2012 La Conner Weekly News Vol. 5, No. 26

October 17, 2012  

October 17, 2012 La Conner Weekly News Vol. 5, No. 26