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LA CONNER WEEKLY NEWS VOL. 5 • NO. 30
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Tribal elders face prison time By Sandy Stokes The proprietors of a smoke shop on Swinomish Indian Reservation land off Highway 20, were sentenced to federal prison last Thursday for selling cigarettes without state tax stamps. According to court documents, Swinomish elder C. Marvin Wilbur, 74, known as Marvin Wilbur, Sr., was sentenced to a year and a day in prison. His wife, Joan C. Wilbur, 75, was ordered to serve five months in prison, and their daughters April Wilbur, 47, and Brenda Wilbur, 50, were each sentenced to 90 days home confinement. In addition, the Wilburs were ordered to pay $6.7 million in restitution for tax revenue loss to the state. Emily Langlie with the United States Attorney office in Seattle, said Marvin and Joan Wilbur are allowed to self-report to prison and will likely start serving their sentences within the next four to six weeks. Langlie said typically the Federal Bureau of Prisons would notify them when and where to show up. They would likely report to the Federal Detention Center at SeaTac or at Sheridan, Oregon, she said. The Wilburs were originally convicted and sentenced in June 2010 for conspiracy to traffic in contraband cigarettes and conspiracy to launder monetary instruments. According to court documents, they pleaded guilty to the sale of approximately 800,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes from July 1999 until May 2007. Marvin and Joan
also pleaded guilty to a money laundering charge. The couple has remained free while their case was appealed through the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In April, the appellate court upheld the prison sentences but reduced the restitution amount from $10.9 million originally to $6.7 million. According to the court documents, the Wilburs owned and operated the Trading Post at March Point, when the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives launched an investigation for trafficking in unstamped cigarettes in 2003. By law, each cigarette package sold in Washington state is required to bear a stamp as proof taxes have been paid. In May 2007, ATF agents acted on a search warrant and found millions of “contraband” unstamped cigarettes, court records state. According to the sentencing memorandum filed by the U.S. Attorney last week, while law enforcement officers were searching, “Marvin and Joan Wilbur left their residence and went to two separate banks and laundered $1.2 million, much of which was proceeds from their contraband cigarette sales.” Langlie of the U.S. Attorney’s office said that federal sentences of a year or shorter are not eligible to be reduced for good behavior. However, since Marvin Wilbur’s sentence is for a year and a day, he could get up to 15 percent off his prison time. Wilbur’s attorney, James Lobsenz of Seattle, did not return phone calls.
Property taxes to rise again By Sandy Stokes The La Conner Town Council, on Tuesday, adopted an increased levy that will allow it to collect an additional $6,060 in property taxes in 2013. Under state law, agencies are allowed to increase the amount they receive in property tax by one percent each year, plus additional assessment for new construction. In La Conner, the town is but one of several entities allowed to increase its levy amount yearly. The town apparently had some “banked capacity” from 2012, which means that this year it collected $2,965 less than it could have. At Tuesday’s meeting, town Finance director, Lorraine Taylor, told the council members that the new amount the town will receive in property taxes will be $300,107, up from $294,047 it was allowed this year. Meanwhile, many town residents received notices from
the Skagit County Assessor that their assessed property values have declined, which has been happening every year since 2009. But that does not translate to a drop in taxes – the property tax levy is figured on the total amount a taxing entity is allowed to receive. The tax rate per $1,000 of a property’s assessed value is figured on the value of the taxable property within the agency’s boundaries. Also on Tuesday the council approved a new contract for Town Administrator John Doyle, whose salary will go from $67,000 to $69,000 yearly. The council also considered the town’s proposed $5.2 million budget for 2013. At their next meeting on Nov. 27, the council will meet at 5 p.m. rather than the customary 6 p.m. to have time for a special budget session. The budget must be adopted by the end of this year.
ROADSIDE BOUQUET – This colorful fall scene is right here in La Conner on Park Street, where a cotoneaster shrub next to a barn is full of bright red berries. – Photo by Kirsten Morse
No more gasoline in town limits By Nicholas Damski For the first time since World War II, there won’t be fuel at the gas station by the roundabout in La Conner. Morris Street Station will receive its final shipment of gasoline this week, and when that’s gone, says owner Steve Burks, there won’t be any more. The mini market grocery store and espresso stand will stay, though they’ll undergo renovations next year. The iconic structure at the entrance to town has been part of the La Conner landscape for more than a century. Some of today’s longtime residents still call it Zimmerman’s from the days when Boyd Zimmerman owned and operated it as a Shell gas station and auto mechanic and heating oil delivery service. Boyd had worked there for his dad in the 1940s, then bought the business in 1966. In 1992, the Zimmermans sold the property to Steve Burks and his wife Chany. Originally from the Seattle area, Burks moved his family to La Conner, where his grandfather had graduated high school in 1910. When he bought the gas station, he transformed the service shop into a small grocery store. At the time, Burks also owned the local video store, which he closed and
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integrated into the little market. The decision to terminate gas service wasn’t easy, but despite offering competitive prices for gas — a recent price comparison had unleaded at $3.39 per gallon at Morris Street Station and $3.37 at the Swinomish Village Chevron — Burks has seen more and more locals opting to purchase their gas elsewhere. Similarly, as the DVD rental business as a whole has declined, with television, “on demand” movies, and Netflix, so have the rentals at Morris Street Station. This led Burks, his family, and his employees to rethink the business plan. Starting Monday, in a phased approach that will allow the grocery store and espresso stand to remain open, Burks plans to renovate the interior and update the inventory to reflect changing local tastes. After selling the store’s remaining stock, including the DVDs, he looks to “dramatically expand the beer and wine collection” and include specialty items like boutique wines, microbrews, and cigars — what Burks describes as “better product for the town.” The familiar pastries and snacks in the grocery area will still be available at the espresso stand. Renovations on the exterior will start in 2013.
The day-to-day operations of the store will be turned over to the employees, allowing Burks to spend more time with his family. Meanwhile, the property will be available for sale or lease and could potentially feature gas service again someday, as Burks says the tanks will continue to be maintained and kept to code. The pumps will likely remain in place, too, if only as a decorative nod to the town’s history.
“Retail is the part I’m gonna miss — I love my customer base,” said Burks, as he reminisced about many a cold mornings spent talking to locals who stopped in for a 25-cent coffee refill and to warm their backsides on “Ol’ Betsy,” the station’s diesel heater. “It’s the end of an era,” he added, “but it’s good to have change, hopefully the townspeople respond positively.”
Bed & Breakfast takes a nap; Code enforcement up again
By Adrian Sharpe The La Conner Town Council put the bed and breakfast code to rest and appeared to take a mulligan on its earlier decision to eliminate the town’s code enforcement officer position. On Tuesday, months of sometimes heated discussion involving residents, the Planning Commission and the Town Council was resolved when council member Cindy Tracey made a surprise motion to approve the Planning Commission’s recommendation not to change the bed and breakfast ordinance. The code stipulates that an owner must reside on the property in order to operate a bed and breakfast in their home. Dispute over the owneroccupied requirement awoke after Katy’s Inn owners Dave and Cindy Tracey moved from Katy’s Inn to a rented home a few blocks away, leaving a manager in charge of the bed and breakfast business. The Planning Commission, last week, recommended against a code change to allow a manager, rather than an owner in residence, citing public opinion against the change and concern that it could lead to encroachment of commercial interests into the residential zone. Originally Councilwoman Tracey had promised not to vote on the proposed code change, but she reversed that decision by telling Mayor Hayes that she would vote, after all. That announcement elicited a strong reaction from Councilman Jacques Brunisholz, who said she should not vote. “The hoopla stemmed from that particular person that is not recusing herself,” he said. Town Administrator John Doyle said that Tracey, in fact, was allowed to cast a vote because the matter was legislative, and would affect codes throughout town, not just in her business. Earl Striegel, who bought the house next door to Katy’s Inn, opposed the code change. “I didn’t buy my home to have my street turned into a commercial – Photo by Don Coyote district,” he said Striegel.
In September the Tracey’s signed a deed that gave their manager one percent interest in Katy’s Inn, technically fulfilling the live-in owner requirement, though their home is a few blocks away. Also at Tuesday’s meeting, Council member Dan O’Donnell noted that the $8,000 he requested for an animal control officer was not included in the 2013 budget. That sparked a new discussion on the council’s prior decision to eliminate the town’s code enforcement officer position. On Tuesday, O’Donnell and member Stuart Welch insisted that the code enforcement officer had simply been renamed animal control – with a pay cut from $20,000 to $8,000 – and not eliminated. However, on Oct. 23, O’Donnell’s exact words were: “I move that the code enforcement officer be deleted, that his responsibilities of code enforcement be assumed by the planner and that the code enforcement officer be replaced by animal control and paid $8,000 per year.” The motion was seconded by Welch, and with a yes vote from Tracey, passed with a vote of 32; Council members Brunisholz and Jon Leaver voted no. On Tuesday, Town Administrator John Doyle told the council he would not be writing parking tickets. So Welch made a new motion to add parking infraction enforcement to the animal control officer duties, but to keep the pay at $8,000. The motion passed 32. Mayor Ramon Hayes told the council what they were doing would cost much more money by shifting the code enforcement officer’s job duties to other staff members. “What stands right now is bogus and crap,” said Hayes. He recommended that the matter be referred back to the council’s finance committee for further review. The finance committee is made up of Tracey and Leaver.
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ROBERT RANVILLE HART 1947-2012 Robert Ranville Hart, died at age 65 on Sunday, November 4 at the family home near La Conner in the presence of his wife, Margie, his daughter, Jen and his ever-present companion, Stella.
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of listening and that observing teaches how systems work successfully. He served as Skagit County Commissioner, chair of the Office of Farmland Preservation, president of Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland, commissioner for Drainage & Irrigation District #15, was an advisor to the Seattle Culinary Academy Sustainable Food Systems, served on the La Conner School Board, the Salem Lutheran Church council, the Skagit Mental Health Advisory Committee, the Skagit County Community Action Agency Board, the Municipal Research Service Center, Rotary Club of La Conner, Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association, WSDA Future of Farming Committee. He was always quick with a smile, a laugh or an encouraging word, creating a generous legacy for generations to follow. Bob was preceded in death by two brothers, Ross Frederick Hart in 1987 and Donald Jennings Hart in 1991, and a stepdaughter, Leann Gilbert in 2005. He leaves behind his wife Marjorie E. Hart of Mount Vernon; a son and his wife Thomas R. and Cheryl Hart of Bell, Florida and their three sons; a daughter and her husband Linda J. and Todd Reilly of Aurora, Colorado and their three children; a daughter B. Jennings Hart of Mount Vernon; two sisters, Martha White of Stanwood, and Linda Taylor of Prosser; two stepsons John Gilbert of Granite Falls, and James Gilbert of Everett, and a stepdaughter Catherine Gilbert of Stanwood. He also leaves nephews Matthew T. Mussivand of Fir Island, George Taylor of Prosser, and Duane Warsinske of Wenatchee, and his niece Annie Taylor of Prosser, and many in his extended family including grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nephews and nieces. Bob was a caring mentor and friend to many, a man of the Land, a friend of the People, and most notably a man of God. Services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon, (at Hoag Road and LaVenture). His interment at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery will be a private ceremony at a later date. In lieu of flowers, his family requests memorial donations be made to Skagit Cancer Care Center, Skagit Hospice, Skagitonians to Preserve Farmland, or Salem Lutheran Church.
Bob was born in Mount Vernon on Jan. 23, 1947 to Ranville Ernest and Margaret Jennings Hart. He attended La Conner schools and followed his four years at Pacific Lutheran University with four years serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a very proud fourth generation Skagitonian; his great-grandparents, Isaac and Margaret Jennings, arrived with their children in 1871 from New Jersey. The current family farm was purchased in 1884, and the home was built in 1914 as a wedding gift for Bobâ€™s grandparents, Louis and Ethel Shields Jennings. The Jennings grew primarily oats, hay, potatoes and cattle while reclaiming their land from the Skagit River to make the soil viable for farming. In 1940 Margaret Jennings married a florist and nurseryman, Randy Hart, and Hartâ€™s Nursery was created and the couple started their family of five children. Thirty years later, Bob return from the Navy, after his motherâ€™s death, to help out on the farm. He expanded the retail nursery, which is now Christiansonâ€™s Nursery, and created the grounds of the homestead into a display garden, La Conner Flats, to indulge his gardening passions and educate the public on our unique climate and growing traditions. Any perfect day for Bob would start out on the Samish, catching his limit and being home before most people woke up. Bob thrived on learning and sharing his knowledge with any enthusiastic listener. He loved history, especially of the Skagit Valley and of his own genealogy. He was excited to be in contact with family back east and had looked forward to visiting the original Jenningsâ€™ farm in New Jersey. He had amassed stories and histories from generations of Skagit farmers and could spout off the history of any piece of land in the Flats. Working with the Seattle Culinary Academy every summer invigorated him, as well as our wonderful group of â€œGeezers,â€? with energy from younger generations excited about farming, growing and utilizing fresh produce from The Magic Skagit. Above all, Bob was passionate about preserving the farming community here in the Skagit Valley and wanted nothing more than to see his family farm be preserved for generations to come. Bob believed that public service teaches the importance
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Nuggets from Norway Potatoesâ€Ś By Mickey Bambrick Norwegiansâ€™ love affair with potatoes goes back centuries. Itâ€™s one of the few vegetables that grow well in their climate, and itâ€™s been a staple in their diet through years of feast and famine, alike. Boiled potatoes are the most commonly eaten Norwegian side dish, but roasting them is not out of the question. Many Norwegians think itâ€™s just not dinner without a bowl of potatoes on the table. Bags of potatoes are sold in the store fresh from the farm with the dirt still on them and labels that distinguish them by how long they take to cook. The â€œ10 minuteâ€? variety is the most common. Iâ€™ve seen Norwegians just plop the potatoes in the cooking water without even washing off the dirt, as they reckon, it just boils off anyway. Norwegian potatoes donâ€™t have nearly the amount of chemicals applied to them as American potatoes do, and their flavor is proof of it. Their skins are also very thin and papery, so many donâ€™t even bother peeling them. A very delicate, small potato, called â€œmandel,â€? meaning â€œalmond,â€? because of its shape, honestly tastes like candy,
theyâ€™re so sweet. Itâ€™s easy to fall in love with Norwegian potatoes once a personâ€™s taste buds get a mouthful of them. Most potatoes are served with various cream sauces on the side, but I find them superfluous. Even just a hundred years ago, when Norway was pretty much a third world country, potatoes kept them from starving. They stretched out even the last bit of the seasonâ€™s harvest by mixing them with flour, rolling them out and frying them like a tortilla. This â€œlefseâ€? is still a staple in Norwayâ€™s diet today, but itâ€™s now mostly used as a wrap around a hot dog. My Norwegian grandmother made lefse, so I grew up eating it the more traditional way, slathered in butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. But really good lefse doesnâ€™t need a thing. Potato lefse was once called â€œpoor manâ€™s lefse,â€? as another variety, made without potatoes, was considered superior. One area of Norway takes their lefse so seriously that they print the name of the farm where the potatoes come from right next to the package expiration date. Itâ€™s the best lefse Iâ€™ve ever had, as the rich potato flavor comes through with every bite. Pure heaven. â€œPotato balls,â€? or dumplings,
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I hope the loss of common sense by our mayor is only temporary! His support of 36, 3-mile-long coal trains a day to Bellingham is hard to believe.Â It will block first responders from the west side of Skagit County hours a day. His answer is, â€œbuild a bridge over the tracks.â€? Their goes 50 million dollar times 30 plus cities and townsÂ would cost billions upon billions of dollars. Pollution is the other issue. Shake, three miles of coal trains 36 times a day ruins our farmland rivers and streams and allows hundreds of our citizens to deal with asthma, just to name of few. Common sense, Mayor Hayes, supports Astoria as the depot.Â Turn your attention to the Maple Hall Plaza andÂ the $10,000 you and the Town Council appropriated for this wonderful idea.Â Itâ€™s been almost a year ago; you made the promise. Gerald Johnson La Conner
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Clock strikes midnight for Lady Brave soccer squad By Bill Reynolds There was no happy ending for what had been a storybook season for the La Conner High girls’ soccer team. Something of a Cinderella post-season entry, given its season-long struggle with injuries and brutal non-league schedule, La Conner fell 3-1 to Crosspoint Academy in State quarterfinal playoff action Saturday in Sammamish. Crosspoint, whom the Lady Braves upset with a makeshift lineup in the regular season, now advances to the Final Four. La Conner’s campaign, highlighted by a league championship and top District seed, comes to a close. “Well, it wasn’t the way we wanted this to play out,” Lady Braves head coach Amy Freeto acknowledged afterward. “It was definitely an emotional ending to a fantastic season.” Especially given that La Conner dominated play in the early going. The Lady Braves applied pressure and controlled tempo from the get-go, bolting to a quick 1-0 lead on a Kelsie Crawford goal. Then things began to unravel.
BURYING BURROS – The Wahkiakum Mules had a heavy burden to bear Saturday night. They had to stand up to the pass rush of Cameron Sherman, above, and other La Conner High defenders in first round State grid playoff action at Mount Vernon. The Mules ultimately collapsed. La Conner advanced to the Elite Eight on the strength of a 41-20 victory. – Photo by Lauren Reynolds
La Conner stomps Mules By Bill Reynolds Fancy passing proved a mere passing fancy for the Wahkiakum Mules. La Conner High’s dominant play in the trenches allowed the Braves to literally run over Wahkiakum and its high-octane air corps 41-20 in State playoff action Saturday night in Mount Vernon. With the win, La Conner, 101, advances to the Elite Eight this Saturday at 2 p.m. opposite Raymond, again at Bulldogs Stadium. The Braves, meanwhile, will savor a double-digit, post-season triumph that was won at the ground level. La Conner topped 300 yards rushing while limiting the Mules to just 25 — on 26 carries — in their run game. “Defensively,” an elated La Conner head coach Johnny Lee said afterward, “we were really able to make them onedimensional. We forced them to throw 48 passes, and our defensive line was able to apply pressure while we covered guys on the back end.” Even Wahkiakum’s vaunted air attack wasn’t without its flaws. Cameron Sherman recorded a pair of sacks, while Sean Hulbert, Wil James, and Brandon Koss set up La Conner scores with interceptions, taking much of the sting out of a Wahkiakum passing attack that broke the 300yard barrier. Hulbert’s pick and long return, which ignited a huge momentum shift for the
substitutions to assure playoff experience for as much of the roster as possible. “I’m really excited to be on this journey with the boys,” said Lee, on a night made all the more special given Mount Vernon High is his alma mater. “Tonight we put together what might have been our most complete game to date. “These players,” Lee stressed, “have done everything we’ve asked of them and their hard work is definitely paying off.” But while the Braves took care of business against Wahkiakum, Lee notes La Conner still has work to do. “I reminded the players before we left Mount Vernon,” he said, “that this is only our first step in the post-season, and we have to stay hungry.” That shouldn’t prove difficult. The Braves seemed to relish their taste of playoff success. “I’m very impressed,” said Lee, “with the team that this group of young football players has become.” In related notes: *La Conner survived a minor scare when wideout Jamall James, Wil’s cousin, was sidelined late in the second quarter with an apparent leg injury. He was able to return, however, and finished with three receptions for 50 yards. *The Braves prepped for their prime time clash with Wahkiakum by holding night practices at Whitaker Field in the week leading up to the game. That isn’t necessary this week, with La Conner and Raymond slated for a Saturday matinee date.
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Braves, came early in the second period with the two teams locked in a 7-7 tie. It essentially represented a 14point swing. A potential Wahkiakum touchdown was wiped out, replaced by an 11-yard Jimmy Brooks TD burst following the Hulbert interception. Taylor Swanson’s PAT boot gave La Conner a 14-7 lead, an edge the Braves didn’t yield. The Braves went ahead 20-7 at intermission when Dahlton Zavala, who led all rushers with 147 yards on 20 attempts, waltzed 31 yards to paydirt through a running lane opened by Sherman and James. That play was typical of an amped-up La Conner effort. “Our offensive line was paving the way for our backs,” Lee stressed. “They were physical and played real fast. And I felt our backs and receivers did a great job of protecting the football and making good decisions.” Zavala returned after the break to give La Conner a three-score advantage, darting in from four yards out at the 9:49 mark of the third frame. Hulbert made it 28-7 by adding a two-point conversion run. It was Zavala’s third trip to the end zone, having capped an 86yard march on La Conner’s first possession of the game with a deft 12-yard touchdown run. The Braves seized their largest lead of the night, 357, moments later, after the James interception. Working a short field, Hulbert hooked up with Jimmy Brooks on a 20-yard TD toss. Brooks would add an insurance score, following the Koss pickoff, with a one-yard touchdown blast in the final stanza. The Mules, stubborn to the end, closed to within 41-20 by scoring with just 17 seconds to play. By then, though, Lee and his staff had made wholesale
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Game at a Glance
WAHKIAKUM 7 0 0 13 -- 20 LA CONNER 7 13 15 6 -- 41 LA CONNER SCORING (LC)--Dahlton Zavala 12-yard run; Taylor Swanson kick. (1). (LC)--Jimmy Brooks 11-yard run; Taylor Swanson kick. 8:45 (2). (LC)--Dahlton Zavala 31-yard run; Kick failed. 6:26 (2). (LC)--Dahlton Zavala four-yard run; Sean Hulbert run. 9:49 (3). (LC)--Jimmy Brooks 20-yard pass from Sean Hulbert; Taylor Swanson kick. (3). (LC)--Jimmy Brooks one-yard run; Kick failed. (4). LA CONNER STAT LEADERS RUSHING Dahlton Zavala 20/147-YDS, 3 TDs Sean Hulbert 13/98-YDs Jimmy Brooks 7/44-YDs, 2 TDs PASSING Sean Hulbert 11-17-116-YDs, 1 TD RECEIVING Jamall James 3/50-YDs Jimmy Brooks 4/32-YDs, 1 TD Hudson Zavala 3/24-YDs Taylor Swanson 1/10-YDs RUSHING 341 PASSING 116 TOTAL 457
“We played a good first half, but they put two goals into our net in the last 15 minutes,” lamented Freeto. Crosspoint scored its go-ahead goal after a superb pass from Deseree Doty to Emma Laurion. La Conner didn’t quit, despite yielding a third goal about 20 minutes into the second half. The Lady Braves played with energy, employing an aggressive, physical style that nearly broke Crosspoint. Nearly, but not quite. “We just couldn’t catch them,” said Freeto. “They have a very fast and quick offense. Their two leading scorers scored over 50 goals this season between them.” Freeto said La Conner had its chances after the break, but simply couldn’t capitalize. “We had some great games from Kelsie (Crawford) and Lydia Lenning,” she noted. “After scoring that early goal, Kelsie continued to put pressure on their defense while being man-marked.” Lenning, a senior defender, kept pace with Crosspoint’s speedy forwards. “She refused to let anything
past her,” Freeto said of Lenning. In hindsight, said Freeto, the Lady Braves were hurt by the lengthy layoff between the end of their league schedule and the one-and-done playoff date with Crosspoint. “I really feel like the three weeks without a game hurt us,” she said Saturday. “We seemed to be trying to find our footing and rhythm the whole game. “We weren’t passing like we had been,” Freeto added, “and just didn’t seem to come together as a team like we needed to.” That La Conner and Crosspoint would play such an intense playoff match came as no surprise to Puget Sound area soccer fans. The two faced off a year ago in the State tourney’s third place game, with Crosspoint edging La Conner 1-0. The Lady Braves exacted a measure of revenge earlier this season by posting a hardfought 3-2 victory. “We have a lot to be proud of,” stressed Freeto. “But it was a hard way for our seniors to see their season end. These girls have led us to so much success through the years.”
Davenport team doesn’t take La Conner lying down By Bill Reynolds Youthful La Conner couched a real threat to title-minded Davenport when the two met in second round State volleyball tourney action Friday in Yakima. So Davenport didn’t take the Lady Braves, with just two seniors on their roster, lying down. Davenport ultimately prevailed in an epic five-set grinder of a match en route to a fourth place finish. The Lady Braves, winners in straight sets over South Bend earlier Friday, were later eliminated by fifth place Northwest Christian. “I was so proud of the way my young team played and went over to State to compete,” La Conner head coach Suzanne Marble said Monday. “We played hard and battled some strong teams in Davenport and Northwest Christian. “To see how far our team progressed since August 20,” stressed Marble, “was amazing.” Amazing pretty much sums up the La Conner-Davenport match itself. The Lady Braves forged a 10 lead with a 25-20 triumph in the opening set. On the verge of taking a commanding 2-0 advantage, La Conner fell 27-25 in an extended second set. After dropping a 25-18 verdict, the Lady Braves came back to knot the match at 2-2 with a hard-fought 26-24 win, setting up a fifth and deciding set. Davenport then eked out a 15-12 victory to advance in the winner’s bracket. “We played our best volleyball of the year in set one,” Marble said. “Everything was just coming together and everyone was on fire.” Kelley McClung paced the La Conner attack against Davenport, accounting for 51 assists while putting in play all 13 of her serves. She also rang up a pair of kills. Taysha James (18), Aubrey Stewart (14), and Katie Novak (12) each finished with double-
digit kills for La Conner. Emma Christianson (8) and Heather Henricksen (6) combined for 14 more kills, and delivered superb performances from the service stripe. Henricksen was perfect on 24 service attempts, three of which were aces. Christianson chipped in two more service aces. Defensively, Carly Anderson registered 49 digs and flawlessly received 38 of 41 serves. Nicole Henricksen added 18 digs for the Lady Braves. “It was a great battle,” said Marble, “but when we lost the second set by two (points) it seemed to take away a little of our confidence.” La Conner struggled somewhat offensively in the late going with Davenport, a club that rarely let the ball hit the floor. The Lady Braves lost in straight sets to NWC, despite 23 assists and four aces from McClung. Heather Henricksen stepped
up with 13 digs and remained perfect on 48 tourney serves by putting 11 straight attempts against Northwest Christian in play. Novak, maneuvering opposite a tall and imposing NWC front line, managed seven kills. “Northwest was a tough opponent, who had a big, strong offense,” Marble said. “We didn’t have the answers for their strong hitters and struggled to put up a solid block, which made it hard to play defense.” And, unfortunately, that was just the half of it. “Our offense also struggled to put the ball down because NWC had such a solid defense,” said Marble. “But it was a good battle, and I was proud of the way my girls played.” La Conner got off to a strong start at Yakima by making fast work of South Bend. After being tested 25-23 in the (Continued on Page 6)
HELPFUL TIP – La Conner hitter Taysha James was able to tip the ball between two defenders during last week’s epic State tourney match with Davenport. The Lady Grizzlies eventually escaped with a hard-fought win in five sets. James and the Lady Braves defeated South Bend but fell short in the trophy round against a taller Northwest Christian squad. – Photo by Karla Reynolds
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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.
3 to 9 p.m. – Skagit Wine Festival: Featuring over 20 Washington wineries. At Best Western Cotton Tree Inn in Mount Vernon. Discount tickets at www. mountvernonchamber.com. More info: 360-428-8547. 8 to 11 p.m. – Epting concert: The Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts presents its 6th annual fundraising concert, headlined by blues musician Curtis Salgado and his band, at the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Mount Vernon. Reserved seats are $15 to $27 and proceeds fund the foundation’s programs for youth. For tickets call 360336-8955 or go to www.ILoveTheLincoln. Com
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7 to 9 p.m. – “Harvest of Shame”: View the controversial Edward R. Murrow documentary on migrant farm workers. Includes discussion on current situations impacting farm workers. Free. At the Multi-Purpose Room, Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon. More info: 466-3365.
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9 to 11:00 A.M. – Hurricane Benefit: Help out the victims of Super Storm Sandy! Come to the La Conner Retirement Inn for a Relief Benefit Pancake Breakfast to assist the Red Cross in their work. Suggested donation: $3. For info: Pauline Smith, 466-5700 or email@example.com 1 p.m. – Conifer Walk: Join John Christianson as he points out colors & textures in pines, spruces, etc. Free. Reservations required: 360-466-3821 or www.christiansonsnursery.com.
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Contact person: Janna Gage, 466-3941
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9 a.m. – Art Talk: Bob Abrams speaks about his career in art to the Friends of the La Conner Library at La Conner Retirement Inn. Free. Public invited. Refreshments. 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.
Tuesday Nov 20
12:30 to 2 p.m. – Arthritis & Nutrition: Dr. Welk advises on how to best manage arthritis pain including fine-tuning your diet. Free. At La Conner Senior Center.
Thursday Nov 22
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Noon to 3 p.m. – Free dinner: Waterfront Cafe, located in La Conner’s Pier 7 building, is again celebrating Thanksgiving by providing a free dinner with all the trimmings for folks who don’t have the means to prepare dinner or whose plans fall through. Please call 466-1579 to make a reservation.
Friday Nov 23
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Family Festival Day: Festival of Trees with live holiday music all day at St. Joseph Center, 215 N. 15th, Mount Vernon. Tickets at the door: Adults - $5, kids under age 18 - $3, seniors - $2. More info: 360-814-5747. 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.
Saturday Nov 24
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Father Christmas: Bring the kids to meet him! Free. At Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road. More info: www. christiansonsnursery.com 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Wreath Making: Four 1-hour classes, using wreathmaking machine. $5 class fee. Buy or bring your own greens. At Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road. Reservations required: 466-3821. Noon to 5 p.m. – Holiday Tea: Come enjoy tea, cider and assorted delicacies in 1888 schoolhouse. Free. At Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road. Reservations required: 466-3821. 5:30 p.m. – Gala and Auction: Festival of Trees, hors d’oeuvres, silent & live auctions at St. Joseph Center, 215 N. 15th Mount Vernon. Tickets: $85 ($100
crystals cover the dying purple blossoms she is so mystified by the cloud that comes from her cold and red nose and the silence broken by the crunching of dancing feet on frost covered grass swirling and twirling no longer does the mother call her child and they will be late for Sunday church for mother has joined daughter in the dance of the frost frost fairies dance in the freezing air as light snow falls down snow pixies waltz with frost fairies daughter runs around in awestruck wonder she sees the dancing fairies and pixies such is the wonder of the frosty day it has come to play and it will stay bringing back the simple pleasures of life and the eyes of a child bring us back to fix the days when we too could see the frost fairies dancing in the chilly morning air From “Hole in the Wall, a Student Anthology” produced last school year by the La Conner High School creative writing class. Poem © Anna Carlton, 2012.
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your work on a recent job assignment is impressive and is sure to be noticed. Meanwhile, expect to receive news about an upcoming holiday event you won’t want to miss. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Saving the world one person at a time is what you were born to do. So accept it when people ask you for help, especially during the holiday season. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Now that you’ve resolved all doubts about an important decision, you can surprise a lot of people by defending your stand with your strong and well-reasoned arguments. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The holiday mood stirs your need to nurture everyone from the family cat to great-grandma. But don’t overdo it, especially with teens, who like to feel grown up. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Enjoy basking in the warm love of family and close friends. But don’t fall into a prolonged catnap yet. There’s still much to do before you can put up your paws and relax. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Avoid pushing others to work as hard as you do on a common project. Instead, encourage them to do their best, and they might well reward you with a pleasant surprise. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Like the sensible Libra you are, you no
Sunday Nov 25
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Family Festival Day: Festival of Trees with live holiday music all day at St. Joseph Center, 215 N. 15th, Mount Vernon. Tickets at the door: Adults - $5, kids under age 18 - $3, seniors - $2. More info: 360-814-5747.
Monday Nov 26
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.
Tuesday Nov 27
12:30 to 2 p.m. – Giving Wisely: Teresa Glidden from WA Secretary of State’s office will help you donate wisely to charities. Free. At La Conner Senior Center.
Friday Nov 30
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. 5 to 8 p.m. – Holiday Art Walk: E. Stanwood, downtown. Caroling, music, munchies. Free. More info: Gretchen, 360-629-3710.
The general store and stagecoach stop operated by Roberta Nelson’s grandparents in a little settlement that became Plaza on Old Highway 195 in Spokane County. – Family photo courtesy of Roberta Nelson
LA CONNER QUILT & TEXTILE MUSEUM: “Material Men: Innovation & the Art of Quiltmaking” showcases the many innovations in design, technique, and materials which a formidable group of 16 male quilters have brought to the art of quiltmaking. Pieces on display from Holland, Japan, and the U.S. “Best of the Festival” is an exhibit of the outstanding quilts that were judged to be the best of our 2012 Quilt Festival. Both exhibits run from October 11 to December 20.The museum is located in the historic Gaches Mansion at 703 S. 2nd St. For more info: www.laconnerquilts.com or 466-4288. AT MoNA: In celebration of 50 years of studio glass, “Pilchuck: IDEAS” features work from the famous glass school’s permanent collection rarely seen off the school’s campus. These pieces from the early days of the revolution in studio glass were created by some of the most important artists working in the medium. “CIRCULAR” from the Permanent Collection considers the meaning and influence of the circular form. Both exhibits continue through Jan. 1, 2013. The Museum of Northwest Art is located at 121 S. First Street. For more info: www.museumofnwart.org or 466-4446. Put your listing in the Community Calendar: Please email your event notice to News@LaConnerNews.com. 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.
Alice Elizabeth Nickerson, who reminded me how much I miss my was living with them. Roberta father and how many questions I went to La Conner schools and wish I could ask him now. met and married Louie Nelson, I’m already working up a list of who worked for Dunlap Towing new questions for my mother — and was eight years her senior. Roberta is a wonderful reminder She was 18. of what a fantastic resource our Roberta was a housewife and a elderly friends and family and mother of two and says that after neighbors can be. the kids went off to school, she coast.and Because global stayedthehome drankofcoffee thehad coast. Because global warming, it ofmade that turn and a very peaceful life. warming, it made that and turn affected into New Jersey According to Roberta, the into New Jersey andmost affected the richest, Nelsons were “wild populated bunch,” the richest, mosta populated areas theand country. Because and her his pals were areas inbrother the in country. 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Th who worked hard in the fields werehurricane fearsome ‘drought.’” hurricanes intolike a piece effort to make the agitprop. devastation Lutwidge Dodgson sends fered a nasty br It reads aof cheap chapter of during • On Nov. 26, 1862, Oxford the day and drank even long before anyone dreamed the other hand, athere Global-warming alarmists by Hurricane Sandyup, let On handwritten manuscript “How Thewrought West Was Won.” Her manufactured, • Charles On Nov. 2 mathematician inalone thefearsome taverns at night. are desperate for a threatagitprop. from harder were hurricanes called “Alice’s Adventures week after Pr into a piece of cheap In 1938, the so- trove grandfather was achange teachermore in Iowa, Lutwidge Dodgson sends climate imme- an In SUV. fact, she is a treasure long before Under Ground” to 10-year- F. Kennedy Global-warming alarmists Long Islandanyone Expressdreamed wa diate and than the ofcalled and he married onetelegenic of his oldest a handwritten manuscript wonderful tidbits from La old Alice Liddell. Dodgson up, letLong alone manufactured, devastated Island and while riding in desperate for threat low-lying Maldives supposcalled “Alice’s Adventures students. are They heard theacall of from made Conner’s past.AnRoberta is the taking SUV. Inold1938, so-up the story one day on in Dallas, Pres New an England. newschange more immeedly sinking one day beneath a picnic, and Alice insisted he toJohnson Under Ground” 10-yearthe West,climate and her grandparents reel film describing it sounds establ a writing class at the senior called Long Island Express a rising sea. diate and telegenic than thelike a report on Sandy. A write it down. He published old Alice Liddell. 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The Dan White m Inconvenient Truth.” It brought a huge storm New York Stock Exchange by the of Mohawk Indians in back from Beachoutbreak in Katrina astheseen the way up Snee-Oosh to Canal Street. of World War I in George Mosco InHurricane the case Sandy, surge. The Category 3 storm reopens trading By Samantha Weaver New York State and ofsomehow their new vehicles. If Bloomberg Businessweek Europe forced the for NYSEbond from space emblemvisor Harvey alarmists revertasto the a simplistic killed hundreds of people. nearly months, managed atic to escape. existed ago, it to shut its after doors on July 31,fourHall “All the 190 fatyears ladies couldn’t image for(ifhis in San Fra style of reasoning it canpropabe had might have reported on the had 1914. 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after Nov.16). More info: 360-814-5747. 7:30 p.m. – “Christmas Tapestry”: Featuring jazz, gospel, r&b arrangements of Christmas classics with pianist Carol Peters in Maple Hall. Presented by La Conner Institute of Performing Arts. Tickets $15 & $17. Advance sales at Next Chapter Bookstore. 466-2665.
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Volleyball . . .
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Heather Henricksen helped set the tone, said Marble. “She did a great job,” Marble said, “of being consistent in both the front and back row.” Despite its relative youth, and having to overcome some illtimed injuries, consistency was a hallmark of this year’s La Conner team, which added another league championship banner to the wall at Landy James Gym. “We had a wonderful season,” Marble said, “and I couldn’t be more proud of these young women.”
first set, La Conner closed out the match 25-16, 25-13. McClung tallied 32 assists, helping set up Novak (10), Stewart (9), James (6), Christianson (5), and Heather Henricksen (5), all of whom recorded kills. Anderson hit the deck for 13 digs and handled 20 South Bend serves without error. “We did a nice job of finishing out set one,” Marble said of La Conner’s work in the opener. “It was a close one, but after that win, we got our confidence and rolled in sets two and three.”
Don’t get caught up in Black frenzy Don’t Get Friday Caught Up in Black Friday Frenzy a successful shopping day. Commit in advance to stick to your plan, and enlist an accountability partner if necessary, as it’s very easy to be caught up in the excitement of the moment and get off course. Find the best deals at home—Shop from home before heading for the stores. Compare prices online, as well as local circulars for sales in your area. Be aware of time restrictions, as some prices may only apply during certain
Beware of special credit-card offers —Issuers are tempting consumers by offering incentives such as no-interest balance transfers, extra perks by meeting certain spending levels, and increased cash back in specified categories. However, no deal is a good deal if you can’t afford it. Commit to spending no more than what you can repay in full when the bill arrives, regardless of how many bonuses are tacked on.
time periods throughout the day. Once the actual shopping begins, going directly to the store that has your item at a good price will save you time, gas, money and frustration. Remove all unnecessary cards from your wallet—Spreading purchases across multiple cards makes you feel as though you’re charging less and can trick you into overspending. Designate one card for holiday spending, and remove all others from your wallet. This will not only help you stay within your budget, but also will lessen the damage in case of loss or theft. “It is important for consumers to shop with their head, not their heart,” said NFCC representative Gail Cunningham. “Preparing in advance will help you stick to your budget, in spite of the decorations, carols and Santa himself beckoning you to spend.”
Know what you already owe—Review all existing debt obligations, tallying what you’ve already spent and committed to repay. This reality check may put a temporary damper on your holiday mood, but that’s better than digging the financial hole even deeper. Create a plan—Knowing who you’re shopping for, what items you hope to find and, most importantly, how much you intend to spend is critical to
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For many, shopping on Black Friday has become as much of a Thanksgiving tradition as turkey, with friends and families whipping up a shopping strategy along with the dressing and gravy. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling advises consumers to shop smart by planning ahead. Here are five steps consumers should take before hitting the stores to enjoy their postThanksgiving shopping excursion without harming their pocketbook.
NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the hour of 10:00 a.m., at the entrance/front steps of the Skagit County Courthouse located at 205 W. Kincaid Street, in the City of Mount Vernon, State of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Skagit, State of Washington, to-wit: The East 12 feet of Lot 20, and all of Lots 21 and 22, Block 1, “CENTRAL ADDITION TO SEDRO, WASHINGTON, 1890,” as per plat recorded in Volume 1 of Plats, page 31, records of Skagit County, Washington. Situate in the City of Sedro-Woolley, County of Skagit, State of Washington, which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated January 16, 2007 and recorded January 17, 2007 under Auditor’s File No. 200701170106, records of Skagit County, Washington, which Deed of Trust is from Don Weiler and Sarah Weiler, husband and wife, as Grantors, to Land Title of Skagit County, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Steven K. Streitz, a married man as his separate estate, as Beneficiary. Skagit Law Group, PLLC, a Washington Professional Limited Liability Company, is now Trustee by reason of an Appointment of Successor Trustee recorded February 9, 2012 under Auditor’s File No. 201202090104, records of Skagit County, Washington. II No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: Balloon payment due January 16, 2012: $85,262.02 Late fee (unpaid December 16, 2011 installment): $72.50 Late fee (unpaid January 16, 2012 balloon): $8,672.21 Interest (as of September 4, 2012): $7,935.25 Total: $101,941.98 Failure to pay the obligation in full on demand. You are also in default for failure to pay the last half of 2011 and the first half of 2012 real property taxes. Other potential defaults do not involve payment to the Beneficiary. If applicable, each of these defaults must be cured. Listed below are categories of common defaults which do not involve payment of money to the Beneficiary. Opposite each such listed default is a brief description of the action/documentation necessary to cure the default. The list does not exhaust all possible other defaults. Any defaults identified by Beneficiary or Trustee that are not listed below must also be cured. Other Default: —5— Action to Cure Default: TAXES/ASSESSMENTS Deliver to Successor Trustee written proof that all taxes and assessments against the property are paid current. FAILURE TO INSURE PROPERTY AGAINST HAZARD Deliver to Successor Trustee written proof that the property is insured against hazard as required by the Deed of Trust. LIENS Deliver to Successor Trustee written proof that all senior liens are paid current and that no other defaults exist. JUDGMENTS Deliver to Successor Trustee written proof that all senior judgments are paid current and that no other defaults exist. WASTE Cease and desist from committing waste, repair all damage to property and maintain property as required in Deed of Trust. UNAUTHORIZED SALE OF PROPERTY (DUE ON SALE) Revert title to permitted vestee. Costs and Fees: In addition to the amounts in arrears specified
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above, you are or may be obligated to pay the following estimated charges, costs, and fees: Trustee’s fee: $1,500.00 Title report: 678.87 Service/posting of foreclosure notices: 210.00 Long distance telephone charges 25.00 Recording fees: 168.00 Mailing costs: 125.00 Photocopies: 20.00 Subtotal: $2,726.87 Total Current Estimated Amount: $104,668.85 Additional Arrearages: Interest 9-5-12 – 12-3-12: $2,522.70 Additional Costs and Fees: Additional trustee’s or attorney’s fees: $--Publication costs: $1,000.00 Total Estimated Amount as of December 3, 2012: $108,191.55 IV The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal balance of $85,262.02 as of November 16, 2011, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be without any warranty concerning the title to, or the condition of, the property, and also will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on December 14, 2012. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III must be cured by December 3, 2012 (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before December 3, 2012 (11 days before the sale date) the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after December 3, 2012 (11 days before the sale date), and 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 Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following addresses: OCCUPANTS OF: 935 Alexander Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284, Don A. Weiler, 24327 E. State Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284, Don A. Weiler, 935 Alexander Street, SedroWoolley, WA 98284, Don A. Weiler, 1024 Cook Road, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284, Sarah R. Weiler, 24327 E. State Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284, Sarah R. Weiler, 1024 Cook Road, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284, Sarah R. Weiler, 935 Alexander Street, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284, by both first class and certified mail on July 27, 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee, and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on July 27, 2012 with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or 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. 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 waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to access your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission: Telephone: Toll-free: 1-877-894HOME (1-877-894-4663), Web site:
http://www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/ homeownership/post_purchase_ counselors_foreclosure.htm The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-569-4287, Web site: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/ hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=se arch&searchstate=WA&filterSvc=d fc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-6064819, Web site: http://nwjustice. org/what-clear XI 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 6l.24.060. XII NOTICE TO GUARANTORS If this Notice is being mailed or directed to any Guarantor, said Guarantor should be advised that: (1) the Guarantor 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 Guarantor has 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 Guarantor 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 Guarantor 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. The failure of the Beneficiary to provide any Guarantor the notice referred to in this section does not invalidate either the notices given to the borrower or the Grantor, or the trustee’s sale. XIII This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. DATED this 4th day of September, 2012. SKAGIT LAW GROUP, PLLC, a Washington Professional Limited Liability Company, Successor Trustee, By /s/ Craig E. Cammock, WSBA #24185, Member, 227 Freeway Drive, Ste B/ P. O. Box 336, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, Telephone: (360) 336-1000. Published in La Conner Weekly News, November 14, 2012.
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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR THE COUNTY OF SKAGIT In the Matter of the Estate of ROGER L. CURTIS, Deceased. Case No. 12-4-00373-4 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 30, 2012 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: November 7, 2012 LouAnn Curtis, 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, November 7, 14 and 21, 2012.
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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR SKAGIT COUNTY In re the Estate of FRANCES M. VEACH, Deceased. No: 12-4-00378-5 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: 1. The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. 2. 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 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. 3. 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. 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 filing Notice to Creditors: 10/31/12. Date of first publication: 11/7/12. Boyd Norton, Personal Representative Presented by: Michael A. Winslow WSBA #13901 Attorney for Estate 1204 Cleveland Avenue Mount Vernon, Washington 98273 Phone: (360) 336-3321 Published in La Conner Weekly News, November 7, 14 and 21, 2012.
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SWINOMISH INDIAN TRIBAL COMMUNITY OFFICE OF PLANNING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TRIBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (TEPA) DECLARATION OF NON-SIGNIFICANCE Project Description: Construction of a 864 square foot shop and clearing of approximately half an acre. Proponent: Gordon and Charlean Burks, PO Box 1288, La Conner, WA 98257. Project Location: 18234 Indian Road. Decision: The Swinomish Office of Planning and Community Development has determined that this project will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required under SITC Title 1901.080(A). Comments must be submitted by: 4:00 PM, 10 days after publication. No action will be taken on this notice for 10 days after publication. Any comments on this declaration should be submitted to the contact person listed below. Responsible Official: Scott Andrews, Environmental Management Coord. Address: 11430 Moorage Way, La Conner, WA 98257. Phone: (360) 466-7280. Dated: November 6, 2012. Scott Andrews, Environmental Management Coordinator Published in La Conner Weekly News, November 14, 2012.
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TOWN OF LA CONNER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 2013 FINAL BUDGET Notice is hereby given that the 2013 Final Budget of the Town of La Conner has been filed with the Town Clerk and that a copy will be furnished to any citizen who requests it from the Clerk’s office. A public hearing will be held on the 2013 Final Budget during the regular Council Meeting on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. in Upper Maple Center. At this time any citizen may appear and be heard in favor or against any part of the 2013 Budget Ordinance. Please contact Town Hall at 360.466.3125 if you require any ADA accommodations to attend this meeting. Lorraine Taylor, Finance Director Published in La Conner Weekly News, November 14 and 21, 2012.
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NOTICE OF MEETING CANCELLATION Notice is hereby given that the Town of La Conner Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 20, 2012 is cancelled. Published in La Conner Weekly News, November 14, 2012.
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For the fifth year in a row, Katy’s Inn has won “Best Bed & Breakfast” in Skagit County! That continues to surprise owners Cindy and David Tracey, and they feel extremely honored. Earlier this year, Katy’s Inn won “Best Girl’s Destination” for Washington in the King5 Best of the Northwest contest, placing third behind the city of Portland, Oregon and Seaside, Oregon. Cindy and David both come from the corporate world, most recently moving to La Conner from Kirkland. A few years ago, Cindy decided to semi-retire, and what she passionately wanted to do was own and operate a bed and breakfast. So the search began for the perfect location and house. Totally by accident they found themselves in La Conner one afternoon, and when they stopped at the intersection of Third and Washington, Cindy yelled to David, “Stop the car. I just found our house!” That was 10 years ago, and they haven’t looked back. While Cindy operates the bed and breakfast every day of the week, David commutes to Kirkland Monday through Friday and helps out on the weekends. Despite their busy schedules, they have both been members of the Rotary Club of La Conner for the past 10 years, Cindy winning the prestigious Paul Harris award — twice — and the ultimate recognition of the Martin-Light award just this year, which has only been given to 10 people in
the last 45 years. Cindy is also a charter member of PEO La Conner and has been a member of the La Conner Chamber of Commerce for the past 10 years, serving on the board for seven of those years. The Traceys have been married for 32 years, have raised four children and enjoy nine grandchildren. Along with all her other roles, Cindy was elected to the La Conner Town Council in 2009. Her main reason was to make sure the business community and chamber were well represented and had an advocate to fight for their interests — keeping La Conner a destination for visitors and making La Conner attractive for keeping or opening a business in town. I would like to congratulate Cindy and David Tracey for their fifth year being voted Best Bed & Breakfast in Skagit County and looking forward to their sixth award!
No Thai food for a week
The La Conner Thai Garden restaurant will be closed the week of November 17-26 while they do some much-needed remodeling in their kitchen. La Conner Thai Garden is normally open 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Located at 508 Morris Street, 360-466-9999.
It was a sad day indeed when we lost Bob Hart. His memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17, at Salem Lutheran Church, at 2529 North LaVenture Rd., Mount Vernon.
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Puget Sound Energy was fined $250,000 by the Washington state regulators for violating a 2010 order to review and correct specific customer accounts. The company was originally penalized $104,300 in October 2010 for improperly handling customer accounts. The Utility Commission cited Puget Sound Energy for mishandling the energy assistance pledges they receive, which are intended to help lowincome customers keep their lights and heat on during the cold winter months. The funds were incorrectly applied towards prior balances, which led to additional threats to customers of being disconnected. Puget Sound Energy has now applied refunds and credits to the customer accounts that were
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The Anacortes Public Library is conducting a user satisfaction and strategic planning survey. They are asking for people who use their library to please go online to the library website at library.cityofanacortes.org. Paper surveys will be available from November 14 through 30 at the Anacortes Public Library located at 1220 Tenth Street in Anacortes. For any questions, call 360293-1910 or go to the website at library.cityofanacortes.org.
a Historic Preservation District designation. At this time, the applicant is seeking approval to demolish a 1,500 square foot 2-story home and detached garage on the property. He plans to construct a new glassblowing shop and gallery at a later date, and will apply for historic design review of the new building at that time. Approval of the demolition permit would be conditioned upon the applicant constructing a replacement building on the property. Preliminary determination of the development regulations that will be used for project mitigation: Town of La Conner • 15.35 - Commercial Zone • 15.50 - Historic Preservation District Public Hearing - Planning Commission • Date: December 4, 2012 • Time: 6:00 p.m. • Location: Upper Maple Center Comments: Comments on the above application must be submitted in writing to John Doyle, Planning Director, P.O. Box 400, La Conner, WA 98257. by 4:30 PM on November 27, 2012. Anyone submitting comments will be automatically become a party of record and will be notified of any decision on the project. If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact John Doyle at (360) 466-3125. Published in La Conner Weekly News, November 14, 2012.
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• LEGAL NOTICE • NOTICE OF APPLICATION The Town of La Conner is processing permit applications for the following project that may be of interest to you. You are invited to comment on the proposal. Date: November 14, 2012 File Number: 12-39D Project Applicant: Stan O’Neil Property Owner: Brenton and Diane Davey Project Location: 220 Morris Street, La Conner, WA Project Description: The applicant is proposing to demolish the existing home and detached garage on the property. Environmental Review: None required Date of Permit Application: November 8, 2012 Date of Determination of Completeness: November 13, 2012 Required Permits: The following local, state and federal permits/approvals are needed for the proposed project: Town of La Conner - Type II Demolition Permit Consistency Overview: This project is in the Commercial Zone with
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Aqiimukâ€™s POLICE BLOTTER Skagit Valley Styles Kitchen 2013 Tulip Festival Tuesday Nov. 6
By Patricia Aqiimuk Paul, Esq. Often I cannot resist purchasing any variety and type of fresh veggies from the local farm stands. That only becomes problematic if we have been on the go and Iâ€™ve not had time to cook our meals at home. Such is the case with some Trekker sweet onions I recently purchased, and before they went bad, I decided to roast them in olive oil with sweet peppers. Once roasted, I can add them to a pasta sauce or reheat as a side dish with a meat and potato dinner. They can also be a pizza topping.
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12:36 p.m.: Unfair wages 11:33 a.m.: Lost and found â€“ Somebody found something near â€“ Officers responded to a call La Connerâ€™s Rainbow Bridge, at a parking lot in the 600 block but we donâ€™t know what, because of N. 2nd Street in La Conner, for an argument between a man there was no report available. 6:46 p.m.: Suicide attempt and his employer. The employee â€“ Officers received a call from stated that he had not been paid an Anacortes woman saying that for a 50-hour work week, and he her mother was despondent and was not being allowed to get his on her way to Deception Pass tools. The employer argued that Bridge to commit suicide. The the employee didnâ€™t work very daughter was able to convince hard. After talking with officers, her mother to return home, where the employer agreed to pay cash. Both parties left the area. she was contacted by police. 5:54 p.m.: Traffic enforce7:32 p.m.: Hitching post ment â€“ A caller reported that the â€“ The driver of a small red sports Is theofbook of 4 John in truck a white pickup car must have been thinking of 1.driver Who is the when San Diego Old NewinTestament ormight 3rdor Street La Conner his1. â€œhorsepowerâ€? he strucktheon all-time in inneither? be under the influence. When aPadresâ€™ post outside of aleader business career stolen bases? 2. In Romans 10, what arrived, the body truck had the 100 block of Whatcom Street officers theThe only teamthenpart does left Paulthecall â€œbeautialready area. in 2. La Name Conner. driver to win a from WorldtheSeries those who Nov. bring the unhitched sceneafter and fledfulâ€? on Tuesday 13 losing it the previous two good news? Hands, Mouth, the area before deputies arrived. 7:29 a.m.: Motor vehicle years. Heart, Feet accident â€“ Caller reported a Sunday Nov. 3. When was the last11 time 3. Who died after getting collision on Fir Island 1:05 a.m.: Bridge walker â€“hisvehicle before 2011 (New Orleans) long hair caught in a tree Road between Camry Sheriff Deputies and Washington that a team scored at least and being found abyToyota enemy and a Chrysler Town and State Patrol responded to a call 62 points in a game? soldiers? Absalom, Joash, Country. Caller stated a back from a motorist who reported 4. Name the player who Ahaz, Asa might be involved, but seeing a man walking on the 4.injury holds the NCAA Division From Matthew 22:14, there was further information Deception Pass Bridge looking I record for most consecu- â€œFor many no are called, but available. Deputy reports are not â€œsuspicious.â€? Officers tive games with at leastdid onefindfew areâ€? what? Worthy, Choavailable at this time. anyone that description. sen, 3-pointfitting shot made. Winners, Liked 5. Who was the last defen5. What caused the death seman before Erik Karls- of Jobâ€™s children? Famine, 1. son Is the book of 4toJohn in in Flood, Wind storm, Beheadin 2011-12 finish the the Oldtop or New 10 inTestament scoring fororan ed neither? NHL regular season? 6. Who was the mate of 2. In6.Romans 10, what body When was the last time Abigail? Abraham, Adam, partbefore does 2012 Paul that call Dale â€œbeautiEarn- Nabal, Baasha fulâ€?hardt on those who the Jr. led thebring NASCAR ANSWERS: 1) Neither; 2) By Samantha Weaver good news? Hands, Mouth, Cup points standings dur- Feet; 3) Absalom; 4) Chosen; Heart, ing Feet a season? 5) Wind storm; 6) Nabal 3. Who died after getting â€˘ ItHow was American bridge Wilson in more waysnew thanbook, anyone 7. many Grand Slam Caseyâ€™s his long hairPhillip caught in a tree singles finals did Ivan expert Alder who â€œFirsts: anticipated. It seems Origins of Every- that andLendl beinglose found by enemy before winning made the following sage daythe doctors, studying Things Thatupon Changed soldiers? 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9:01 a.m.: Alarm â€“ Deputies discovered an unsecured interior door but determined there was no unlawful entry into a home in the 14000 block of Channel Drive near La Conner when they responded to an audible residential alarm.
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2:32 p.m.: The three argueteers â€“ Officers arrived just minutes after receiving a call for three intoxicated men arguing behind a business in the 700 block of Morris Street, but they were unable to locate the subjects.
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