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Work on the new Ferndale Library on Main Street is starting to reveal something akin to a recognizable final shape. This week, workers were busy building the structural shape of the skylights. Crews have experienced only a few slowdowns in work over the winter during the coldest temperatures. (Mark Reimers/Ferndale Record)

Wrestlers take it all at regionals Ferndale High School wrestlers left it all on the mat during last week’s regional tournament at Nathan Hale High School. Sports A13

Law Enforcement

Manslaughter charged in June stray-shot death Nicholas Zylstra accused of firing bullet that killed Alyssa Smith By Mark Reimers news@ferndalerecord.com

Montana business delegation visits Whatcom A trio of business leaders from Montana visited Whatcom County on Monday to promote exports from their state and the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal. Meanwhile, local proponents and opponents have continued to make the cases in the public square. Business A3

WHATCOM — Investigators announced last week that they believe they know who fired the bullet that killed a 23-year-old Ferndale High School graduate last year. Nicholas A. Zylstra, 31, of Lynden, turned himself in last Thursday after probable cause was developed that he was the responsible shooter.    The June 16, 2013 (Father’s Day) incident took the life of Alyssa Smith while she attended a barbecue at her father’s residence located in the 6100 block of Gadwa Road, just outside of Ferndale.   Family members originally called 911 after hearing gunfire and bullets flying overhead. While officers and deputies were en route, Smith’s father called 911 again to

report that she had been hit in the chest by a bullet. The father and daughter were heading back toward the house when she was hit.   Smith was transported to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, but died as a result of the gunshot wound.    According to a report from the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office, deputies who responded to the area contacted five individuals in the 1300 block of Lattimore Road across the Nooksack River from the family residence. The five had been target shooting on a gravel bar.    Two of the individuals in the group, Douglas Quiding and Robert Lee, were arrested the same day due to their possession of firearms as prior convicted felons.    The initial investigation determined that the target shooters were responsible for the bullets that ultimately killed Alyssa Smith. The ensuing eight months of further investigation, based on both forensic evidence processed by the Washington State Crime Lab and interview statements made by three other members of the group, prompted

prosecutors to charge that Zylstra fired the fatal bullet.    The weapon that fired the bullet that killed Smith was a semi-automatic AK-47-style rifle, according to charging documents.   Members of the shooting group testified to investigators that only Zylstra fired it in bursts from the hip using a “bump” method that simulates fully automatic fire.   Charging documents further state that Zylstra’s firing method is known to be difficult to control. Also, family members of the victim stated they heard bursts of gunfire just prior to Smith’s getting hit.    The river gravel bar of the target shooting is about a half mile from Gadwa Road.    Zylstra will face a single charge of first-degree manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Prosecutors, however, have chosen to include the presence of convicted felons as a factor in charge.    Zylstra was released on $50,000 bail after his initial appearance in Whatcom County Superior Court on Friday.

Elderly man hit by car on Vista Sun and shadows blamed for bad visibility leading to crash By Mark Reimers news@ferndalerecord.com

FERNDALE — A 94-year-old Bellingham man was critically injured on Wednesday, Feb. 12, when he was hit while attempting to cross Vista Drive near Fourth Avenue, according to a Ferndale Police Department re-

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port.    Lt. Matt Huffman said the accident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. when a southbound vehicle, driven by 84-year-old Lorena Parker, of Blaine, failed to yield at the crosswalk.    The victim, who was identified as Askara Shafa, was transported first to PeaceHeath St. Joseph Medical Center and then airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.    Shafa was still in intensive care several days after

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Ferndale School Board scolds Foulke for radio spot on bond Lengthy ‘discussion’ also criticizes community survey By Mark Reimers news@ferndalerecord.com

FERNDALE — The Ferndale School Board, along with district administration, combined to deal a harsh lecture that lasted more than an hour during its Feb. 11 meeting.    The target of the group’s angst? Fellow board member Hugh Foulke.   The discussion of “School Board Operating Norms,” as it was labeled on the agenda, was a surprise to Foulke, who stirred the board’s frustration when he sat for an interview on a local talk radio program.    “I’m still sort of stunned,” Foulke said in an interview with the Record on Friday, noting that he has a lot he would like to say to the board and will probably do so in writing.    School board president Lee Anne Riddle said the purpose of the discussion was twofold: First, to express to Foulke the board’s conSee Foulke on A2

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Foulke Continued from A1 cerns so he will think about them in the future. Second, to put the rest of the board’s version of the situation on public record in response to his radio interview.    The radio program, which aired Feb. 1, was Saturday Morning Live with Kris Halterman. During the show he shared his misgivings regarding the $125 million Ferndale High School bond. He also shared on the program his individual efforts to survey residents of the school district regarding their opinions on the bond and why.   Board members were given a seven-page, pointby-point discussion guide that not only explored the radio interview in 15 separate chunks, but also brought up past episodes of similar grievances in an effort to establish a pattern of behavior that the board considered disrespectful to the body and ill-suited for a school district representative.   Quinn is credited in the document with organizing the interview into the 15 chunks for discussion.    The document opens by naming both the interview and Foulke’s survey itself as being problematic, in part, because he did both without informing the board of his actions ahead of time, a “violation of teamwork and trust,” according to the document.   Foulke acknowledged several times to the Record that he believes good communication is desirable and that the board could improve dramatically in this area.   The discussion guide tacitly approved of Foulke’s efforts to disclaim his radio interview by noting that his views were his own and that he did not speak for the board. But it went on to say that it didn’t matter — that, in a sense, he always speaks

for the district by virtue of his position.    The document dug into the past to bolster this criticism of Foulke by mentioning as related problems his public support for the Gateway Pacific Terminal project and opinions he expressed regarding the closure of Mountain View Elementary School.    Riddle said the board did not officially censure Foulke. In the discussion guide, however, Foulke is accused of forcing the district to report itself to the state Public Disclosure Commission due to parts of his survey that administration worried constituted campaigning.    The survey also prompted the board to complain that individual surveys such as Foulke’s are off-limits in favor of centralized community surveys that are built collaboratively.    “Four of us felt like Hugh didn’t follow our agreedupon protocol,” Riddle said, noting that in addition to the school board’s own social contract governing conduct, it also holds to the standards set forth by the Washington State School Directors’ Association.    The document swears off any notion that Foulke was being punished for dissenting from the majority on the decision to run the bond.    Foulke, for his part, defended his survey, noting that he did it not to find out who was for or against the bond, but rather what reasons they had.    One of the questions on the bond asks No voters whether a $60 million bond figure would change their mind.    “$60 million is just approximately half, that’s all,” Foulke said. “It’s perfectly innocent.”    Foulke said his goal was to reach at least 20 people in each one of the five areas of the school district for the face-to-face poll. The format, he said, is important to him, due to high degree of nuance

you can pick up with personal contact.   “But I have to believe that it is legal in America to go find out what people think,” Foulke said.    Many of the discussion points are sprawling in their scope as they attempt to rebut Foulke’s on-air comments. In one case, the writer claims Foulke implied that the rest of the board members had no consciences when he said he didn’t support the bond based on his own conscience.    Foulke noted that he isn’t interested in further damaging his relationship with the other board members. However, he did contest many “discussion” points that implied he wasn’t interested in teamwork or school facilities.    In addition, Foulke said, arguments over the relative importance of a new high school tend to obscure the fact that great work is already being initiated to improve graduation rates.    “Ferndale High School has a disproportionately high number of students that drop out (as early as) 9th and 10th grades,” Foulke said. “That’s a serious issue.”   “I do agree that the high school has plenty of physical problems. In this economy maybe we should take care of those problems incrementally,” Foulke said. “I’m not at war with the board. I like the superintendent and I think she is a terribly able person, very dedicated. I just happened to disagree with her. She has the interests of the average students at heart, not just the best and brightest.”    For links to documents relevant to this story, see the online edition and look for the following links:   • Ferndale School Board Social Contract   • WSSDA standards   • Ferndale School Board — Discussion of Hugh Foulke   • Foulke Survey   • Saturday Morning Live radio interview

Custer VFW essay contest winners

From left (back), winners are Andrew and Daniel Erickson, Larson Fairbairn; (middle) Mason Baker, Joshua Bock, Lauren Thomas, Emma James; (front) Xander Castleberry, Jason Maddux, Trevor Slaughter and Megan Jordan. (Courtesy photo/Tami Elliott) CUSTER — On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Custer Veterans of Foreign Wars announced the winners of their annual essay contest.   The Washington Youth Essay Contest includes boys and girls in grades three through five. Their theme was “Who is my American Hero?” The awards went to:   Fourth grade    1st — Xander Castleberry    2nd — Jason Maddux    3rd — Amanda Perez   Fifth grade    1st — Adeline Duebler    2nd — Megan Jordan    3rd — Trevor Slaughter    The theme for the Patriot’s Pen contest for grades six through eight was “What Patriotism Means to Me.” Representing the sixth grade was Emma James, who was awarded first place at the local and district judging levels and fourth place at the state level among 3,500 entries.   Seventh-grade awards:    1st — Joshua Bock    2nd — Mason Baker   3rd — Larson Fairbairn    The theme for the Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Scholarship was “Why I’m

Optimistic about our Nation’s Future.” The national award for this contest is a $30,000 scholarship. Daniel Erickson took first place at district and in the local contest. Daniel’s brother, Andrew, placed second at the local level.   Parents and teachers are asked to demonstrate patriotism at home and at school, and to encourage their students to enter these yearly contest. The essay themes next year have been announced. The

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Visiting Montana trio attests to need for coal terminal at Cherry Point

CALENDAR ONGOING Children’s garden

The Children’s Story Garden in Ferndale’s Hovander Park has a new format for 2014. Five Saturday classes in April and May include composting, making worm bins and scarecrows, miniature gardens, bug buddies and pumpkin starts. Handson vegetable gardening led by Master Gardeners will be on Wednesdays from June to October so young gardeners experience the garden from seed to harvest. $50 per child and adult, http://whatcom.wsu.edu/ mastergardener/csg.

Business, agriculture and government represented   WHATCOM — Three Montana representatives of business, agriculture and government visited the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal site at Cherry Point on Monday and said they hope they can count on a trade partnership using the facility.    The purpose of the visit was for the leaders, representing the Montana Chamber of Commerce and Yellowstone County, to get their own firsthand look at the site and plans for the controversial project. Once completed, the multicommodity terminal will allow for the export of a variety of products, including coal from the Powder River Basin in Montana.    The visitors were Montana Chamber of Commerce president/CEO Webb Scott Brown, Montana Farm Bureau vice president (and farmer) Bruce Wright, and Yellowstone County Commissioner John Ostlund.    “This is the first step toward what we hope will be a great partnership,” said Brown. “We would like to come back again with more people from our state and make our case to others in Washington State. This proposed facility is critical to Montana’s economy, and we are here to help.”    Brown also said the proposed facility could play a vital role in growing interstate commerce.   “Montana is exporting more products than ever before,” Brown said. “In fact, in 2011 coal exports experienced a 60 percent increase from the previous year, with $175 million sold around the globe. This is a critical part of our economy,” he said.   “We’re taking Montana to the world,” said Brown. “Our state thrives because of exports. This facility will just give us another leg-up in the global economy, and we want to do what we can to help make it happen.”    While the Gateway Pacific Terminal would be a multicommodity bulk export facility, coal is one of the products slated for export. That has caused concern on the part of

Public Market seeking vendors    FERNDALE — The Ferndale Public Market is seeking new vendors in preparation for its scheduled April 19 opening day. The market, which runs through Oct. 11, is on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.    There will also be many family-friendly events this season, according to information from organizers.   Those interested in space may call Laura Edwards at 220-2273 or Eric Kelton at 510-3268.

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Trains carrying coal travel through Ferndale en route to Canada. (Mark Reimers/Ferndale Record)

some environmental groups in Washington State and has slowed down the environmental review process.    “Our facility will expand capacity and provide farmers and other exporters with an efficient new portal for exports to growing markets in Asia,” said Bob Watters, senior vice president at backer SSA Marine. “Upon completion, the privately funded project will create 1,250 permanent family-wage jobs and generate nearly $140 million of salaries and tax revenues in Washington state each year. “    The Gateway Pacific Terminal is currently in the middle of a long regulatory review process involving the county with state and federal agencies. GPT has pledged support to work with the regulatory process and has asked the government agencies to move the review process along fairly.    “We are not asking for any special breaks for this project,” said Watters. “We are working with our government partners and will address any and all concerns that they share. This project has the capacity to do great things for the local community, for our state’s infrastructure and for our friends in Montana.”    The trio visited the project site and met with project managers to hear more about the proposed facility and the regulatory review now under way.    Montana is home to more

County will host a town hall meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Blaine High School Performing Arts Center.    Reps. Vincent Buys, RLynden, Rep. Jason Overstreet, R-Lynden, and Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, will talk about the current session in Olympia and take questions.   For more information about the legislators, their websites are: www.representativevincentbuys.com; www. representativejasonoverstreet.com; www.dougericksen.src.wastateleg.org.

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tana provides about 4 percent of the nation’s coal production and exports coal to more than 15 states.

Montana’s Webb Brown talks Whatcom By Mark Reimers news@ferndalerecord.com

Webb Brown, president of the Montana Chamber of Commerce, said the trip to Washington was intended as a fact-finding mission, given so many of Montana’s exports must go through Washington to reach off-shore markets.    “We can’t use or eat all of our own products,” Brown said. “Grain, coal and (other energy) exports are important to Montana. Our manufacturers are also in need of it.”   Montana already does very well with its current exports through Canada, Brown said. However, in light of President Obama’s export initiative that calls for doubling exports, Montana still has a lot to offer the rest of the world.    Brown said the delegation’s trip was initiated at the advice of Don Brunell, former head of the Association of Washington Business. As it turns out, Brunell is originally from Montana and recently visited there to help with a chamber strategy session.

poster contest    FERNDALE — The Ferndale Public Market is holding a contest for kids to design posters that will be hung in local businesses. Interested students may contact Eric Kelton at 510-3268. Entrants can also drop off their designs at Carol’s Cake Design on Main Street.    The only entry requirements are that the poster must say “The Ferndale Public Market is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays from April 19 to Oct. 11.” The winner will receive a Ferndale Market shopping bag and get to have their picture taken with Mayor Gary Jensen on the opening day of the market.

   Brown, who is also the appointed chair of the Montana District Export Council, said it only made sense to foster a closer connection with states in Montana’s export corridor. Other trips are already being planned to other coastal sites.    Brown said it was interesting to note the similarities in Whatcom County to Montana in how the sides of discussions break down. Bellingham residents, for example, have a more high-minded approach, fingering climate change and the environment as most important while smaller city and county residents tend to focus on the job benefits of the Gateway Pacific Terminal. In the same way, the City of Missoula, Mont., tends to be the center of concerns regarding the environment while outlying areas worry about job creation.   Regarding the Washington State Department of Ecology’s stated intent to study the global effects of the proposed terminal, Brown said, he hopes the effort is practical and realistic and not just another effort to stall the project.

The BOAT (Bellingham One-Act Theatre) Festival through March 1 consists of 12 short plays and musicals, all original works produced by local artists. Each show is performed three times during the festival at the Bellingham Theatre Guild, 1600 H St. Festival pass $10; individual shows $4. For full details, see http:// bellinghamtheatreguild. com/boat.html.

THURSDAY Live music

The Jansen Art Center, 321 Front St., hosts Hannah Klos for live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20. Free.

SATURDAY Dental care day

Children to age 18 who do not have access to regular dental care can get an exam and X-rays on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Interfaith Dental Clinic, 220 Unity St., Bellingham. Free. Call 714-9010 to set up a time.

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COMING SOON Ferndale Chamber meeting

The monthly meeting of the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce is Wednesday, Feb. 26, at noon in the Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa Pavilion Room. RSVP cost is $15. At the door cost is $17. Call 3843042.

Understanding Conflict workshop

Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center is offering a six-hour Understanding Conflict workshop over two daytime sessions, Thursdays, Feb. 27 and March 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. The workshop will develop awareness of conflict approaches and increase management skills. Cost is $75. Call 676-0122.

Magic and Ice Cream

The Ferndale Senior Activity Center hosts a family friendly event to benefit the Whatcom Senior Nutrition Program, Saturday, March 8. Magic by Brian Ledbetter begins at 2 p.m. with an ice cream sundae bar at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $6 for adults and $5 for seniors and children under 12. Call 384-6244.

Bridal show

The 2014 Organized Bride Spring Bridal Show is on Sunday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Ferndale Events Center. $10.

Horsemen auction Whatcom Backcountry Horsemen host their annual auction in the Everson Auction Barn, 7291 Everson-Goshen Rd., on Friday, Feb. 28. Silent auction is at 5:30 p.m. and a live auction at 7 p.m. with Duane Van Weerdhuizen. Expect more than horse items. Details: 599-2526 or www.whatcom-bch.com.

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Ferndale Kiwanis Club The Ferndale Kiwanis Club has been voted Member of the Month by their fellow members of the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce. The Kiwanis have been serving Ferndale since January 1972. Their current community projects include placing flags on Main St. for National holidays, providing hands-on science activities at the Ferndale Boys & Girls Club, giving out 2 scholarships each year to a graduating senior from Ferndale High School and raising $4000 per year for local non-profits. Last week, club members provided a Valentine's Day dinner to more than 90 people at the Ferndale Senior Center. In January, the Club was awarded the Chamber's 2013 Pioneer Award "In recognition of prominent service and constant devotion to the Chamber of Commerce and the community of Ferndale through many years." The Club meets every Tuesday at noon at Mt. Baker Lanes in Ferndale. The Ferndale Kiwanis strive to make Ferndale a better place to live.

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Remembering a delightful grandpa    I drive past my grandfather’s house in Brookwood on Enterprise Road at least one time each week. It’s always for something related to my work duties with the Ferndale Record, so I almost always have somewhere to be at a certain time.    I rarely, if ever, stopped to say hello, on my way to Ferndale or on my way back. I’d usually reach Birch Bay-Lynden Road on the way back and think, “Man, I should’ve stopped.” But I usually didn’t. I’d proceed back to the Lynden Tribune offices and continue with my work day.    My grandpa, Kurt Mauer, passed away last week Tuesday. One of my first thoughts at hearing the sad news was, “Why in the world didn’t I stop by more often?” Then, almost imme-

Letters Losing the moral high ground in America    “The neediest Americans will be hurt by an $8.6 billion cut to food aid in the bill signed by the President on Feb. 7,” quoted the Financial Times, certainly no socialist organ.    The paper then reverted to type to express concern over how this would affect the fortunes of grocery stores like Walmart and others on which cost-conscious shoppers rely. And to its credit, it noted that many Walmart employees themselves rely on government assistance to make ends meet.    Nationwide, before these cuts, about 20 percent of Walmart shoppers used food stamps from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also 17 percent of Target shoppers and 13 percent of Costco customers. This latest cut follows an $11 billion cut in food stamps in November. Now, as a result of the horse-trading for the pork-laden Farm Bill, we will spend even less to help the unfortunate in our own nation and communities.    There are elements of the Farm Bill that are laudable, some good for the hardworking farming community of our county and state and some that may help lead us to a more sustainable agricultural infrastructure. However, overall it is a patchwork of compromises and favors.    While some celebrate that this bill could reduce the deficit by $23 billion, others argue that as the real costs of special-interest provisions emerge, it will actually increase the deficit. I would welcome deficit reduction, but not on the backs of the poor.    How can we hold our heads high and lecture others on human rights

by Brent Lindquist, diately after thinking that, I said out loud, “Thank the Lord I wrote that

Our letter policy The Ferndale Record welcomes letters to the editor on topics of current news interest. Letter writers should include their name and city for publication, and a telephone number for confirmation purposes only. Letters of less than 300 words are preferred. Libelous statements will be deleted. The deadline for submission of letters is 2 p.m. Monday. Letters will not be accepted from the same person more than once every 31 days. E-mail letters to Mark Reimers at news@ferndalerecord.com. fax to (360) 384-1417, mail to P.O. Box 38, Ferndale, WA 98248 or drop off at 2004 Main Street, Ferndale. when we deny our own and those across the world even basic subsistence support? As a nation we spend a small fraction of 1 percent of our federal budget on aid to others. As a member of Bread for the World and the ONE Campaign, I urge all fellow citizens to demand that our nation use our resources in ways that match the values that we claim to hold. — Eugene G. Arthurs, Bellingham

Is pro solar power    I want to speak out in support of solar panels on homes.    When I moved here, I was delighted to hear that they work well in this climate. I encourage everyone to look into this clean form of energy. And I ask our elected leaders to continue to support this growing

story about him.”    I wrote an article back in October 2012 for the Tribune’s Encore section titled “Giving the heart a rest,” and it chronicled Grandpa Kurt’s journey with an LVAD, basically a battery-powered device that takes over the heart’s job of circulating blood throughout the body.    The interview with him was delightful, which was unsurprising, as he was a very delightful guy. He sat in his chair and I sat on the sofa as he showed me the ins and outs of the LVAD, including its batteries, the vest he wore to house the device’s components, and the tubes that connected his heart to the LVAD. My Grandma Dana brought us coffee, and we chatted, one on one, for the first time

in a very long while.    Glancing left out his back window, I could see the field where he used to pull me, my siblings and our cousins around in a wagon behind his John Deere 110 tractor. I remember that so vividly that glancing back at that field is almost like a trip back in time, back to a time when he would give me new coins for my collection and a new stack of car magazines almost every time I saw him. Back to a time when I’d see him at my dad’s shop on Highway 9 in Everson multiple times per week, working on tractors or whatever else needed fixing.    I most recently saw and talked to Grandpa Kurt at my little nephew’s first birthday party just a couple of

domestic industry.    We can all help reduce the impact of pollution and climate change by switching to clean sources of energy like solar.

weeks ago. We chatted a little, and had a laugh or two. It was great to see him, as usual.    This is all to say that I miss him, and that I quite simply wish I had seen him more. This is a common feeling, I’m sure, in times of mourning, but it exists just the same. If I could talk to him again, I’d ask him about his German roots; it’s something I always wondered about but, for whatever reason, never really asked, at least not that I can remember.    That’s why I’d like to encourage everyone to ask those questions. Take action and have the fun and conversations you’ve always wanted to have with your loved ones. There really is no time like the present.

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New general store soon to be opened — Friday, February 20, 1914 P.J. Connery and Daughters form new firm By the tenth of March, the show windows of the fine front in the new K. of P. Building will be displaying samples of the goods to be offered for sale by the new general store the firm name of which is to be Connery & Co.

— Marilyn Flint, Bellingham

Encourages the use of solar power    Many industries withered during the recession while clean technology and renewable energy not only weathered the storm, but grew over 12 percent. Locally, that meant new high-paying jobs in solar manufacturing and installation as well as protecting our environment and health while reducing long-term electricity costs for families and businesses. Tax credit incentives offered for solar panels were part of this success.    Several years ago, we were able to get solar panels on our roof, taking advantage of these incentives. It’s so cool to get kilowatts from the sun to power our home. What we didn’t need went back on the grid and this clean energy is used by someone else in my community. I’d much rather my tax dollars go to support clean energy sources like solar or wind than dirty energy like oil, coal and gas.    The Washington Legislature is considering an extension of the tax credit for renewable energy systems so more people can benefit from solar energy. This bill proposes to put a management system in place that would measure and ensure that the tax credits administered were accomplishing our goals of creating new jobs in our state.    I encourage all Whatcom County representatives to support solar energy.

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Leonard Lott displays airplane he is making — Thursday, Feburary 23, 1939 The frame of an airplane being made by Leonard Lott, 15 years of age, is on display at the Lobb Electric and Hardware store. Leonard will finish the frame with cloth, and later he intends to install some type of small motor, and then he believes it will fly.

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Rebekah benefit tea Feb. 19 — Wednesday, February 19, 1964 The Rebekah Lodge held a silver tea and coffee hour today at the Hospitality Room of the First National Bank from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All donations will go to the Rebekah Eye Bank. If you are wondering about this organization, its success is entirely dependent upon the willingness of compassionate brothers and sisters to donate their eyes to the eye bank for use after death.

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WTA starts planning of new bus service — Wednesday, February 15. 1989 The Whatcom Transportation Authority has begun planning service to its newly annexed Ferndale, Lynden and Guide Meridian areas. To address the service needs for WTA’s larger transportation community, public meetings have been set for Lynden and Ferndale.

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County now has marijuana moratorium Packinghouse applications will go through a hearing process By Calvin Bratt editor@lyndentribune.com

  WHATCOM ­ — Quickly after hearing of problems, the County Council slapped an emergency moratorium on new applications to grow, process or sell marijuana in the county.    The Feb. 11 action on the proposal of County Executive Jack Louws was unanimous. It is effective immediately.    Council members had expressed consternation two weeks earlier upon hearing neighbors’ opposition to the Delta#Nine application for a grow operation in the small family-

Marijuanarelated operations “vulnerable to robbery and crimes of violence.”

oriented Clearbrook community between Lynden and Sumas.    U n t i l then, the county had decided to treat marijuana — made legal by Initiative 502 in 2012 — the same as any other commodity grown, processed or sold in the county. Meanwhile, cities imposed moratoriums and the state Attorney General advised that the initiative does not stop governments from restricting, even banning marijuana operations if they want to.    According to the 60-day emergency ordinance, Whatcom County intends to do more to protect against the impacts of marijuana-related op-

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erations, as they are “vulnerable to robbery and crimes of violence.”    For now, the acceptance of all building and/or land use applications pertaining to marijuana production and marketing is stopped.    That allows time for planning and development staff, with help from the sheriff’s and prosecuting attorney’s offices, to produce an interim ordinance for council review and approval. The 60-day emergency span can be extended. A final ordinance is expected to be developed and passed by the Planning Commission and County Council within six months.    The state is getting closer to issuing first licenses under I-502.    In other action:     • The County Council, on a 5-2 vote, passed an interim law requiring all meat packinghouse applications in the Agriculture zone to be processed as a conditional use. That means applications will get a public

hearing as they are considered by a county hearing examiner who can impose permit conditions.    Last September, a different set of council members voted 4-3 to allow packinghouses of up to 7,000 square feet outright as an accessory use in farmland. That came after a lengthy and contentious process, and three Bellingham individuals filed a petition for review of the law. Facilities of larger than 7,000 square feet were already subject to conditional approval.    This revision is effective for up to six months.

    • In 2015 the county intends to widen Slater Road and create turn lanes at the intersections with Imhoff and Ferndale roads, overall a $2.74 million project. This year, design, permitting and right-of-way acquisition will happen.     • The county will spend for flood control: $180,000 to analyze Swift Creek repositories; $200,000 for systemwide engineering and technical support; $42,700 to design Deming levy improvements, $40,000 to study Nooksack River sediment; and $36,000 to acquire Marietta property.

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   WHATCOM — Habitat for Humanity of Whatcom County is looking for at least 20 volunteers willing to enthusiastically staff two Habitat

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EDUCATION

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Honor roll

Showing off Dave

FHS releases first-semester honor roll FERNDALE — Ferndale High School has released its first-semester honor roll, and the following students are listed:

Members of Windward High School’s Cyborg Narwhals FIRST robotics club presented their competition robot, Dave, to Alcoa Intalco Works on Thursday. (Brent Lindquist/Ferndale Record)

CHESS

Big chess tourney coming to FHS Players from U.S. Canada, Germany, Belarus, Hong Kong all welcome FERNDALE — The “grandaddy” of local chess tournaments is coming up on Saturday, Feb. 22, and will take place at Ferndale High School.   The 2014 International Chess Jam Youth Chess Playday and Tournaments, currently in its 17th year, is a state qualifier tournament. Kindergartnethrough sixth-grade players with winning scores will qualify for the 2014 Washington State

Elementary Chess Championships, being held this year in Seattle on April 12.   The FHS cafeteria will house check-ins and the K-5 section. The FHS library will be the site of the grades 6-12 section.    The format will consist of four playing sections. Players in grades 6 through 12 will play five-round McMahon Swiss and Game/45 (each player gets 45 minutes), while grades K-1, 2-3 and 4-5 will play five-round Swiss and Game/30 (each players gets 30 minutes).    Trophies will go to the top three in K-1, the top five in 2-3 and 4-5, and the top seven in 6-12. Also, trophies will be

Keynote Events An Evening with Cheryl Strayed & Wild Quilts Show Quilt Show

Monday, Feb. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Author Talk Monday, Feb. 24, 7:30-9:00 p.m.

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Quilt Show is co-sponsored by Fourth Corner Quilts and Whatcom READS!

awarded to the top three in the 7-12 McMahon (lower half) division. Medals will be awarded to those scoring 3.0 or higher. Every K-1 player who competes in all five rounds will receive a medal or trophy. Upset and Unrated awards will also be on hand, along with sweet treat awards to the top five elementary schools represented, and to the top three schools in the 7-12 division. Random riddle prizes will be availalbe in the K-5 division.    Players must register in advance online at Chess4Life.com by 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Entry costs $15.    Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

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WWU professor and author Susanne Paola Antonetta will interview Cheryl Strayed about her experiences writing and publishing her story.

Author-signing after each event, books available for purchase. Both Events are Free – No Tickets Required! More info at www.whatcomreads.org

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4.0 grade-point average   Seniors—Monica Burlingame, Hannah Carlson, Nathan Derr, Victoria Fox, Gabriela Llanos, Tanvir Singh and Nicolas Willis.   Juniors—Annie Burns, Sophia Chahine, Wesley Cruse, Daniel Erickson, Cheyenne Joshua, Kristina Peterson, Corbin Puhan, Ashleigh Seaton, Eden Semu, Ruthann Sweet and Brittany Vietz.   Sophomores—Jillian Anderson, Rylie Brown, Brian Bruns, Cassidy Compton, Katlyn Cummings, Corrina Davis, Erika Ebe, Gabriella Gould, Caitlin Juneau, Jagjit Kahlon, Liliya Kasko, Jackson King, Heidi Landeros, Elaine Morado, Michael Odushkin, Baldeep Pannu, Simranpreet Pannu, Jana Peterson, Anastasia Riley, Angela Rooth, Joshua Seig, Cypress Shetler, Cory Slaughter, Justin Swaen, Jesse Tankersley, Lauren Taylor, Marley Tipps, Laura Tkacsik, Kieran Underwood and Emma Vine.   Freshman—Jeremy Ashton Boyd, Kyanna Bren, Katherine Chamblin, Sulamita Derkach, Dana Ebe, Riley Engels, Andrew Erickson, Alejandro Fernandez, Tate Freeman, Nicole Grady, Markus Hager, Patrick Hegarty, Annmarie Jewell, Jessica JimenezArroyo, Lorien KingBrown, Ethan Kleiber, Mai Le, Valentina Litovchenko, Palena Lopatnikov, Jacob Pelton, Savanna Shawler, Amanda Standow, Cole Trolinder, Ona Underwood and Jensen Wanlin. 3.5 – 3.999   Seniors—Kailani Aquiningoc, Abigail Asplund, Alexis Bagley, Miranda Baker, Brielle Borve, Adriana Boulos, Ryder Brooks, Collette Brown, Evan Chapin, Cosette Compton, Laura Cruikshank, Nathan Ellis, Sarah Erdman, Shaun Fell, Cameron Ford, Gabrielle Galloway, Kyndra Garrison, Gebran Gholam, Alexandra Gonzalez, Claudia Grimm, Hunter Grunhurd, Sara Haling, Megan Hamm, Travis Hanes, Abigail Harrison, Isaiah Heredia, Mikaela Hernandez, Savannah Hill, Taryn Knutson, Annalise Lacasse, Klinton Maassen, Tony McCandless, Joshua Mielke,

Mallory Nicolaas, Chase Olson, Austin Pattison, Victoria Pollock, Michaela Schulz, Robert Semu, Jamie Stark, Shane Stockton, Terrance Strube, James Sweet, Anna Tapley, Jacob VanLandingham, Jennifer Viera, Ronnie Vogt, Colin Wagner, Lanson Warren and Amber Weatherly.   Juniors—Haizel Allen, Cameron Blecha, Riley Blotteaux, Cole Bos, Brooklynn Christensen, Daja Curtis, Abigail Dolan, Gabriel Duncan, Daniel Eckton, Emily Foster, Rachel Garibaldi, Hayden Hawk, Alexandra Hiestand, Justin Holeman, Dalaynie Holt, Ashley Holtrop, Jesse Hughs, Daniel Jones, McKayla Juneau, Kadence Kane, Benjamin Kleiber, Anita Kovalenko, Rajvir Kular, Rimpel Lail, Nadia Land, Alys Landeros, Mariana Llanos, Lauren Mattaini, Derek McCaffery, Kyle McCaffery, Andrew McElfresh, Nicole Morgan, Monica Mouth, Dalton Neer, Marina Newman, Brittani Nordby, Austin Owen, Kendyl Puhan, Natalie Russell, McKenna Rybka, Cienna Semsak, Yekaterina Shportko, Shelby Slaughter, Meghan Strom, Hannah Sulak, Taylor Trolinder, Kathryn Vajda, Erin Vandersypen, Sarah Vernier-Dolin and Jonathan Wiley.   Sophomores—David Alexander, Celeste Alvarez, Cole Baker, Olga Belaya, Taylor Bellefeuille, Kiana Belmont, Riley Black, Alyssa Boxx, Meredith Boxx, Catherine BraunOrtiz, Joshua Brooks, Jonathan Chang, Dustin Chavira, Cindy Cifuentes, Holley Clark, Josephine Clark, Samuel Cleary, Nathan Cleator, Gabriel Constant, Alexis Cook, Michael Crisp, Liam Delara, Justine Dodge, Jordan Ebert, Kylee Eisenbraun, Nicholas English, Jacob Ewald, Alison Fonda, Russell Fox, Juliana Gholam, Nikolay Gobelko, Roberta Grant, Morgan Greenwood, Elizabeth Hand, Rachael Hansen, Emily Harting, Tyson Heiselman, Karen Howlett, Miranda Huss, Penny Jefferson, Eli Jolly, Madison Jones, Amy Judge, Stone Kaech, James Kahle, Ian Kinnebrew, Audrea Klimp, Braiden Klimp, Jacob Kolbert, Kaili Laakso, Ellina Litovchenko, Katelyn Mcallister, Lauryn Mendozarabara, Anissa Miller, Jillian Monson, Rebecca Moore, Maeson Mullins, Michelle Olinger, Troy Olsen, Isaac Parks, Chase Peppar, Jolene Phipps, David Pierce, Cabel Pollock, Katherine Pringle, Sandra Ramirez, Melissa Rauch, Michel Reed-Boulos, Kayla Remsen, Emily Robinson, Gabriel Rodriguez, Isaiah Rodriguez, Mitchell Roegele, Kirsten Roosma, Kyle Sandstrom, Alena Savchuk, David

Savchuk, Ethan Schulz, Hailey Schulz, Iliya Shportko, Nataliya Shportko, Jaskeert Singh, Alexis Skinner, Jacob Sorenson, Alex Sorinsin, Keenan Souve, Emily Spaulding, Brian Stricklett, Eiley Turberville, Joshua Usery, Nathan Vario, Courtney Waytashek, Benjamin Witzel, Mikyla Witzel and Colton Young.   Freshmen—Erica Agafonov, Jazlynn Ahrens, Calisia Angulo, Kirill Apkalikov, Benjamin Bagley, Vitaliya Balko, Robert Bishop, Brandon Bock, Avonlea Bowthorpe, Carlos Briseno-Gallardo, Benjamin Broselle, Brielle Brown, Drew Cade, Renee Caldwell, Darrien Camarillo, Maria Carrillo, Marissa Clark, Cecilia Coward, Jordan Cristelli, Wyatt Croy, Skyler Cutsforth, Jacob Danson, Gabriel Davis, Jason Davis, Brian Deguzman, Kassandra Dowers, Clayton Dunn, Sundara Dziuk, Gabrielle Edison, Sarina Ellis, Ryan England, Alana Erickson, Brielle Ford, Madison Foster, Kristin French-Clemons, Savannah Froggatt, Katreyna Garrison, Joshua Garza, Mitchell Glasscock, Sophia Gould, Katherine Granger, Broc Graves, Jessica Griffiths, Andrew Hansen, Payton Hansen, Brett Hanson, Glen Hughes, Riley Hunt, Alyssa Jackson, Matthew James, Carly Jansen, Kateri JeffersonAyosa, Maxwell Jeffrey, Nolan Juneau, Dennis Kasko, Tatiana Kasko, Anna Kazantseva, Jacob Kildall, Alexis Kudsk, Amritvir Kular, Kirsten Kyllingmark, Kylie Larmer, Dane Larsen, Anson Levine, Sabrina Liera, Hailey Lyons, Brianna McCandless, Eleanor McLaurin, Paris Mielke, Anthony Milam, Alex Miller, Ayiana Miller, Triston Miller, Emilee Mix, Megan Moyes, Katelyn Neher, Terrell Nelson, Elizabeth ODonnell, Andrey Odushkin, Kaitlyn Olinger, Julia Olson, Logan Otway, Snejhana Pentsak, Mariana Petriyenko, Jaden Phair-Williams, Sydney Piepereit, Kyle Pitts, Justice Powell, Shania Price, Jacob Ramirez, Sarah Rasmussen, Kevin Rietveld, Nathaniel Roat, Josiah Robertson, Kailey Robertson, Joshua Robinson, Harmanpreet Sahota, Maclain Schapler, Mason Shaw, Oleg Shportko, Alex Sierra, Dylan Silves, Megan Sims, Madison Smith, Matthew Smith, George Stedman, Kiera Stouder, Jillian Sturlaugson, Zachary Sulak, Gabriele Sulek, Zachary Sweitzer, Diedrah Todd, Jedely VelasquezChanchavac, Brady Vietz, Tyler Weatherly, Drew Westford, Kayle Widmyer, Alyssa Willis, Bryce Young, Teahna Young and David Zelenskiy.

Ferndale Kiwanis Student of the Month    Abigail Asplund is Ferndale High School’s FFA treasurer. She also participates in the National Honor Society, cross country, track and field, and orchestra.    She was on the academic honor roll for two years and received the Star Greenhand award in FFA as a freshman. Her current grade-point average is 3.59.    Outside of school, Abigail helps out at her cousin’s dairy farm whenever they need someone to feed the calves.   She volunteers at Eagleridge Elementary School as a teacher’s aide for any teacher who needs help grading papers, making copies or whatever other tasks they have for her. She also volunteers at the Louisa House retirement home during the summer calling out Bingo numbers.    Abigail is especially proud of having been the concert master of the orchestra (the person who leads the group). She is also proud of having been accepted to The Citadel, WSU and UNM. Her FFA chapter voted for her to serve as the treasurer for two consecutive years as well.    Abigail believes that the most important issue facing her community is whether or not the Ferndale School District needs to build a new school. She said FHS is too small to hold the existing student body, but believes that there is no reason the school can’t save taxpayer money by simply adding to the existing buildings.   “Saving taxpayer money for necessary fixes is more important than building an entirely new school,” Abigail said.    The most influential person in Abigail’s life has been her mother.    “She has always pushed me to do my best and has kept me on track with college ap-

plications, scholarships and everything else I need to succeed,” Abigail said. “She has supported me at my sport events, orchestra concerts and also supports my choice of becoming an officer in the Navy after college. Mom has raised me to be the responsible person I am today.”    Abigail plans to attend college to major in chemistry or forensic psychology after high school. She will participate in the Navy ROTC, which will make her an officer after she graduates.

Abigail Asplund

Chess Puzzle for February 19 By William Aho

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OBITUARIES

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Kurt Mauer     Kurt E. Mauer, born on April 25, 1941, in Walsrode (Hamweide), Germany, to Martha (Dittmer) and Erich Mauer, passed away on Feb. 11, 2014, peacefully at home in Ferndale.     Kurt was apprenticed in Germany as a mechanic before immigrating to Seattle in 1960. He attended Ballard High School to learn English and graduated with the class of 1962 at the age of 21. While living in Seattle he was employed at a local restaurant and also worked as a mechanic on race cars and hydroplanes. In 1966 he moved to Whatcom County and Kurt worked for North Washington Implement in Lynden before starting as a heavy duty mechanic at Intalco, where he eventually retired. Kurt was also a mem-

ber of the Delta Fire Department for over 30 years before retiring not too long ago. He had worked many years for Northwest Podiatric inventing and fabricating machinery used in their manufacturing lab. He also worked for Evergreen Custom Services, owned by his son-in-law Randy Lindquist. Kurt invented a remote control system that is used to control pumps from a distance on farms and is now used by many in the farming industry.     Kurt was an inventor at heart. If there was a tool or machine he needed that could not be purchased, or was not good enough or powerful enough, he made it himself. Kurt was always available when someone needed a vehicle or some sort of equipment repaired or modified. He loved to help anyone and everyone. If Kurt couldn’t fix it, it couldn’t be fixed. He also enjoyed restoring cars

May Miller     May (Einfeld) Miller, age 94, went to be with our Lord and Savior in Heaven on Feb. 10, 2014. She was born in Canada on Feb. 25, 1919, and lived the majority of her life in Lynden.     May served the Lord faithfully her entire life and was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Lynden for over 50 years. She loved Christian music and in her early 20s was a part of a Christian musical group. She also played the piano and organ for church services at Bethel Christian Reformed Church and Wiser Lake Chapel of Lynden. For many years she volunteered at Lynden’s Project Hope to help those in need. May was an amazing seamstress and was the owner and operator of Edward’s Draperies and Flooring on Front Street in Lynden for over 25 years. She also loved to bowl, golf, play board games, visit with family and friends and have her afternoon tea. In the summer, May loved to sit outside in the shade trees and enjoyed daily walks in her

LEGAL IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SNOHOMISH JUVENILE COURT SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TERMINATION THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AND TO: 1. Migal Carillo, alleged father of Xavier Michael Cohetzaltitla, d.o.b.11/29/11, Termination Petition 13-7-00281-3 filed 01/25/13. 2. Unknown biological father of Xavier Michael Cohetzaltitla, d.o.b.11/29/11, Termination Petition 13-7-00281-3 filed 01/25/13. 3. Yalda Y. Youssef, father of Nathaniel Christianson Lucas, d.o.b.05/22/10, Termination Petition 13-7-00772-6 filed 09/18/13. A Termination Hearing will be held on April 22, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at Snohomish County Juvenile Justice Center, 2801 10th Street, Everett, Washington 98201. You are notified that a petition has been filed in this matter requesting that your parental rights to the above-named child be terminated. You have important legal rights and you must take steps to protect your interests. This petition could result in permanent loss of your parental rights. THE ABOVE NAMED INDIVIDUALS ARE SUMMONED TO APPEAR at said hearing regarding your child. If you fail to appear at the hearing, the court may take evidence against you, make findings of fact, and order that your parental rights be terminated without further notice to you. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Termination Petition, and/or to view information about your rights in this proceeding, go to www. atg.wa.gov/TRM.aspx SONYA KRASKI, Clerk of the Superior Court; TRESA BREDESON, Deputy Clerk Published by Ferndale Record February 5, 12, and 19, 2014.

■ TRUSTEE’S SALE LEGAL File No.: 7023.105278 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Grantee: Pedro F. Gonzales, who also appears of record as Pedro F. Gonzalez and Anna R. Aiston, husband and wife and Andrew G. Britt, as his separate estate Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2100103050 Tax Parcel ID No.: 89539/390204-076054-0000 Abbreviated Legal: Por of the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of STR 4-39-2E, Whatcom County, WA Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to

cortes; grandchildren Brent (Briana Alzola) Lindquist of Anacortes, Brittney Schmutzler and Max Schmutzler of Blaine, Kelsey (Darren) Groen of Lynden, Cody Lindquist of Everson and little granddaughter Willow of Anacortes; great-grandson Brant Groen of Lynden; sister Margaret Menezes of Lake Stevens and sister Barbel (Karl) Bockelman of Germany; many nieces and nephews; parents-in-law Jim and Kathy Jordan and family; as well as former mother-inlaw Violet Carlson Evans of Lynden.     Kurt was preceded in death by his parents of Germany and sister Erika Mauer of Germany.     Services are pending. Arrangements are by Sig’s Alternative Funeral & Cremation Services. You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at www.sigsfuneralservices.com.

Nella Shagren neighborhood.     She was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret and Clara, and brothers Eddie, Jake and Pete.     May is survived by her son, Dennis Miller, and grandson Cody; step-granddaughters Tessa, Tiffany Rothe and Kaley Marsh; son David (Deanna) Miller and granddaughter Julene (Kevin) Walters; great-grandson Koen; grandson Jeb (Natalie) Miller; great-granddaughter Charlotte and great-grandson Everett; daughter Joyce (Wayne) Vogel and grandson Brandon (Toni) Miller; great-grandson Austin; step great-grandchildren Brian and Kelsy; granddaughter Shawna (Nick) DeKriek; great-granddaughter Tatum; grandson Brock (Lacey) Jones; and great-grandsons Andrew and Ethan; along with numerous nephews and nieces and cousins.     A memorial service was held on Saturday, Feb. 15, at noon in Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Lynden. You may share your thoughts and memories of May in the online guest book at www.farewelltributes.com.     Arrangements are by Moles Farewell Tributes Lynden.

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for friends. Recently, Kurt took great pride in passing along some of his many tools and his advice to grandsons Max and Cody, who are pursuing careers in automotive mechanics/technology. Kurt loved his Woods Coffee and those at the Fairway Woods in Lynden knew him by name and by drink.     Kurt married Dana in 1997. She took such very good care of Kurt during the last few years as he suffered from a failing heart. She made it possible for Kurt to keep doing what he loved to do, right up to the day he passed. He loved her dearly.     Kurt is survived by his loving wife, Dana of the family home; daughter Vicki and husband Randy Lindquist of Everson, daughter Debbie Schmutzler of Blaine and sonin-law Al Schmutzler of Blaine; stepson Jason Montgomery of Ferndale; stepdaughter Tara Montgomery of Ana-

the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess 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: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877894-4663). 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?webListActio n=search&searchstate=WA&filterSvc=d fc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-606-4819. Web site: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear. I. On February 28, 2014, at 9:00 AM. Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Main Entrance in the City of Bellingham, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of Whatcom, State of Washington: The North 198 feet of the South half of the Southwest quarter of the Southwest quarter of Section 4, Township 39 North, Range 2 East of W.M., except the North 168 feet of the West 260 feet thereof, except County road along the Westerly and Southerly lines thereof. Whatcom County, Washington. Commonly known as: 6939 Keefe Road Ferndale, WA 98248 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 01/25/10, recorded on 01/29/10, under Auditor’s File No. 2100103050, records of Whatcom County, Washington, from Pedro F. Gonzalez and Anna R. Aiston, husband and wife and Andrew G. Britt, a single person, as Grantor, to Northwest Trustee Services, LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Beneficiary. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein.

    Nella V. Shagren, age 99, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Born on June 4, 1914, in Lynden, she was the first of two daughters born to Adrian and Jennie (Schuyleman) Verbrugge.     Nella lived her entire 99-½ years as a resident of Lynden. On Oct. 20, 1939, she married William A. Shagren and together they raised four children: Janith (Ron) Van Der Werff of Lynden, William E. (Lois) Shagren of Custer, Kathleen (Dick) McGrath of Snohomish and Adria (Rod) Blume of Snohomish.     A loving homemaker, Nella also worked outside the home as bookkeeper for Darigold. She was a member of Faith Reformed Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and women’s group leader. Also active in her community, Nella served on the Christian Rest Home

board and volunteered at the Lynden Museum and Lynden Senior Center.     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband William; sister Hermina Iddins; and an infant brother Servaas Gerrit.     Nella is survived by her children; 11 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one newborn great-great-granddaughter.     Graveside services were conducted on Saturday, Feb. 15, in Lynden Cemetery followed by a memorial service in Faith Reformed Church. Memorials are suggested to: Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 2901 Squalicum Pkwy., Bellingham, WA 98225; or Faith Reformed Church, 612 Liberty St., Lynden, WA 98264.     You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at www.gilliesfuneralhome.com.     Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden.

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 Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate as of 10/24/2013 Monthly Payments $21,089.60 Late Charges $841.68 Lender’s Fees & Costs $332.89 Total Arrearage $22,264.17 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $543.75 Title Report $985.50 Recording Costs $14.00 Postings $70.00 Total Costs $1,613.25 Total Amount Due: $23,877.42 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $272,444.16, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 10/01/12, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on February 28, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 02/17/14 (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 balance of 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 address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Pedro F. Gonzalez 6939 Keefe Road Ferndale, WA 98248 Anna R. Aiston 6939 Keefe Road Ferndale, WA 98248 Andrew G. Britt 6939 Keefe Road Ferndale, WA 98248 Unknown Spouse and/ or Domestic Partner of Andrew G. Britt 6939 Keefe Road Ferndale, WA 98248 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 09/20/13, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 09/21/13 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on 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 trustee’s 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 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 tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee. com and www.USA-Foreclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 10/24/2013 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Neang Avila (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7023.105278) 1002.257259-File No. Published by Ferndale Record January 29, 2014 and February 19, 2014.

LEGAL File No.: 7021.15278 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Bank of America, N.A. Grantee: Thomas T. James and Vincetta I. James, husband and wife Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2071003666 Original NTS Auditor File No. 2130402113 Tax Parcel ID No.: 41449/380134-401152-0000 Abbreviated Legal: POR GOVT LOT 3 STR 34-38-1E, WHATCOM COUNTY, WA Amended Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See

    J. Elliott Fleming, age 89, of Lynden, passed away peacefully on Feb. 12, 2014. Elliott was born on Feb. 29, 1924, and would have turned 90 later this month.     Born to Mary and Clare Fleming in Manitoba, Canada, he moved to Whatcom County at the age of 13 and graduated in 1942 from Meridian High School. He served in the U.S. Army and became a U.S. citizen at that time. He was stationed in the Philippines during World War II.     Elliott married Ann Larsen in 1947. They had many wonderful years together raising three boys and later traveling across the United States and to Norway. He worked as a printer for the Bellingham Herald for 15 years and farmed on King Tut Road at the same time. After leaving the Bellingham Herald he developed his 40 acres off King Tut Road to build houses and apartments. He and Ann later

moved to Birch Bay Village where he built more houses and also ran a gravel business. After retiring he served on the Birch Bay Village board and later managed the Village. There are many fond memories of parties on the beach in front of their house. He and Ann moved to Cordata where they lived for quite a few years. Elliott had lived at Meadow Greens retirement home in Lynden for the past seven years.     Elliott was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Ann, in 2005.     He is survived by his sons Larry (Ginny) of Tacoma, Ed of Bellingham and Hawaii and Ron (Pat) of Lynden. He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.     At Elliott’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to your favorite charity.     The family extends a heartfelt thank you to all of the wonderful staff at Meadow Greens and Hospice House. You may share your thoughts and memories of Elliott at www.farewelltributes.com.

Cornelius Rientjes     Cornelius “Cornie” Rientjes, age 101, of Lynden, went home to his Lord and Savior on Jan. 28, 2014.     Visitation hours are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 21, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Gillies Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 11:30

a.m. in Greenwood Cemetery followed by a 1 p.m. memorial service in Sunrise Baptist Church, 2480 W. Badger Rd., Custer.     Arrangements are entrusted to Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden.

TO SUBMIT OBITUARIES: Please submit by Monday at 12:00 PM. They will run in both the Ferndale Record and Lynden Tribune the following Wednesday. Submission Policy: The Ferndale Record and Lynden Tribune The first two column inches (about 80 words) of copy without a photo containing basic information run at no charge. Additional copy will be charged by the column inch. Obituaries with photos will be charged per column inch for all copy, plus an additional charge for photo placement (photos can be picked up following publication). Submitted obituaries will be edited only for grammatical errors and/or libelous content. Obituaries will be accepted from both funeral homes and families. Payment can be billed through a funeral home or made in advance by families. The obituary will appear in both newspapers and on the Tribune Web site. An obituary notice may run an additional week at a reduced rate. Notices can be mailed to P.O. Box 153, Lynden, WA 98264, faxed to 354-4445 or e-mailed (preferred) to: obits@lyndentribune.com. A U.S. flag denotes a veteran.

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: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877894-4663). 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?webListActio n=search&searchstate=WA&filterSvc=d fc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-606-4819. Web site: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear. I. On February 28, 2014, at 9:00 AM. Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Main Entrance in the City of Bellingham, State of Washington, the Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of WHATCOM, State of Washington: A tract of land in Government Lot 3, of Section 34, Township 38 North, Range 1 East of W.M., described as follows, to wit: Beginning at the point of intersection of the center lines of The Lummi Shore Road and The MacKenzie Road, “Plat of Gooseberry Point,” Whatcom County, Washington, as per the map thereof, recorded in Book 7 of Plats, Page 90, in the Auditor’s Office of said county and state; thence South 20 degrees 51’ 16” East along the center line of MacKenzie Road, 570.75 feet; thence North 69 degrees 08’ 44” East 30 feet; thence Southeasterly along the Northeasterly line of the MacKenzie Road 300 feet to the true point of beginning; thence continuing Southeasterly along MacKenzie Road 120 feet; thence North 33 degrees 13’ 44” East 200 feet; thence Northwesterly parallel to MacKenzie Road 84.18 feet to a point which bears North 43 degrees 29’ 26” East from the true point of beginning; thence South 43 degrees 29’ 26” West 200 feet to the true point of beginning. Situate in Whatcom County, Washington Commonly known as: 2614 MacKenzie Road Bellingham, WA 98226 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 10/18/07 and recorded on 10/25/07, under Auditor’s File No. 2071003666, records of WHATCOM County, Washington, from Thomas T. James and Vincetta I. James, husband and wife, as Grantor, to Chicago Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Mortgageit, Inc., its successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. to

Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP FKA Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, LP, under an Assignment/ Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 2110700893. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. 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 Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate as of 12/27/2013 Monthly Payments $54,564.28 Late Charges $2,071.08 Total Arrearage $56,635.36 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $485.00 Postings $65.81 Sale Costs $32.85 Total Costs $583.66 Total Amount Due: $57,219.02 Other known defaults are as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $187,261.37, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 12/01/10, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on February 28, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 02/17/14 (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 balance of 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. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Thomas T. James 2614 MacKenzie Road Bellingham, WA 98226 Vincetta I. James

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014 • ferndalerecord.com • LEGALS • A7 Legals con’t from A6 2614 MacKenzie Road Bellingham, WA 98226 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 01/10/13, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 01/10/13 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on 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 trustee’s 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 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 tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee. com and www.USA-Foreclosure.com EFFECTIVE: 12/27/2013 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Breanon Miller (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7021.15278) 1002.239214-File No. Published by Ferndale Record January 29, 2014 and February 19, 2014.

LEGAL File No.: 7303.25034 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Nationstar Mortgage LLC Grantee: Marizol Gonzalez and Alicia Martinez, each as their respective separate estate Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2090504897 Tax Parcel ID No.: 405123-177536-0000 and Property ID No. 150583 Abbreviated Legal: LOT 28 BIRCH BAY VIEW VOL 8 PG 94 WHATCOM COUNTY, WA Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. I. On February 28, 2014, at 9:00 AM Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Main Entrance in the City of Bellingham, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of WHATCOM, State of Washington: Lot 28, Plat of Birch Bay View, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Volume 8 of plats, Page 94, Records of Whatcom County Washington. Together with Redmond home, 1991 manufactured Home, Model Eaton Park Serial Number 1814890 and HUD Tag Numbers ORE191908 and ORE191909, which by intention of the Parties shall constitute a part of the realty and shall pass with it. Situate in Whatcom County, Washington. More accurately described as follows: Lot 28, Plat of Birch Bay View, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Volume 8 of Plats, Page 94, records of Whatcom County, Washington. Situate in Whatcom County, Washington. Commonly known as: 8477 Cedar Way Blaine, WA 98230 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 05/15/09, recorded on 05/29/09, under Auditor’s File No. 2090504897, records of WHATCOM County, Washington, from Marizol Gonzalez, an unmarried individual, and Alicia Martinez, an unmarried individual, as Grantor, to Recon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Bank of America, N.A., its successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Bank of America, N.A. to Nationstar Mortgage, LLC, under an Assignment/ Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 2130701026. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. 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 Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate as of 11/18/2013 Monthly Payments $29,122.68 Lender’s Fees & Costs $34.12 Total Arrearage $29,156.80 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $326.25 Statutory Mailings $63.24 Recording Costs $65.00 Postings $70.00 Total Costs $524.49 Total Amount Due: $29,681.29 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $153,551.79, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 08/01/11, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on February 28, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date),

to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 02/17/14 (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 balance of 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 address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Marizol Gonazlez 8477 Cedar Way Blaine, WA 98230 Marizol Gonazlez P.O. Box 30662 Bellingham, WA 98225 Alicia Martinez 8477 Cedar Way Blaine, WA 98230 Alicia Martinez P.O. Box 30662 Bellingham, WA 98225 Alicia Martinez P.O. Box 28354 Bellingham, WA 98228 Marizol Gonzalez P.O. Box 28354 Bellingham, WA 98228 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Maizol Gonzalez 8477 Cedar Way Blaine, WA 98230 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Maizol Gonzalez PO Box 30662 Bellingham, WA 98225 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Maizol Gonzalez PO Box 28354 Bellingham, WA 98228 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Alicia Martinez 8477 Cedar Way Blaine, WA 98230 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Alicia Martinez PO Box 30662 Bellingham, WA 98225 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Alicia Martinez PO Box 28354 Bellingham, WA 98228 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 10/16/13, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 10/17/13 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on 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 trustee’s 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 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 tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee. com and www.USA-Foreclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 11/18/2013 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Heather L. Smith (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7303.25034) 1002.258679-File No. Published by Ferndale Record January 29, 2014 and February 19, 2014.

LEGAL File No.: 7023.107430 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Grantee: Ceasar S. Palma and Kimberly N. Dubey, also appearing of record as Kimberly Nicole Palma, each as a separate estate Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2090802745 Tax Parcel ID No.: 93402/390218-391120-0000 Abbreviated Legal: Lt 46, Vista Ridge Div No. 2, Whatcom Co WA Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess 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: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877894-4663). 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?webListActio n=search&searchstate=WA&filterSvc=d fc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-606-4819. Web site: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear. I. On February 28, 2014, at 9:00 AM. Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Main Entrance in the City of Bellingham, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of Whatcom, State of Washington: Lot 46, Plat of Vista Ridge, Division No. 2, according to the Plat thereof, recorded on March 12, 1999, under Auditor’s File Number 1990302354, records of Whatcom County, Washington.

Commonly known as: 6180 Hamilton Avenue Ferndale, WA 98248 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 08/20/09, recorded on 08/24/09, under Auditor’s File No. 2090802745, records of Whatcom County, Washington, from Caesar S. Palma, a single person and Kimberly N. Dubey, a single person, as Grantor, to Northwest Trustee Services, LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Beneficiary. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. 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 Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate as of 10/21/2013 Monthly Payments $12,593.68 Late Charges $502.80 Lender’s Fees & Costs $651.89 Total Arrearage $13,748.37 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $543.75 Title Report $854.10 Recording Costs $14.00 Postings $70.00 Total Costs $1,481.85 Total Amount Due: $15,230.22 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $213,729.52, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 02/01/13, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on February 28, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 02/17/14 (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 balance of 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 address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Caesar S. Palma aka Caesar Sabino Palma 6180 Hamilton Avenue Ferndale, WA 98248 Kimberly N. Dubey aka Kimberly Nicole Palma 6180 Hamilton Avenue Ferndale, WA 98248 Caesar S. Palma aka Caesar Sabino Palma 2312 Franklin Street Bellingham, WA 98225 Kimberly N. Dubey aka Kimberly Nicole Palma 2312 Franklin Street Bellingham, WA 98225 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Caesar S. Palma aka Caesar Sabino Palma 6180 Hamilton Avenue Ferndale, WA 98248 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Kimberly N. Dubey aka Kimberly Nicole Palma 6180 Hamilton Avenue Ferndale, WA 98248 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Caesar S. Palma aka Caesar Sabino Palma 2312 Franklin Street Bellingham, WA 98225 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Kimberly N. Dubey aka Kimberly Nicole Palma 2312 Franklin Street Bellingham, WA 98225 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 09/18/13, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 09/18/13 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on 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 trustee’s 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 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 tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee. com and www.USA-Foreclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 10/21/2013 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Neang Avila (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7023.107430) 1002.257063-File No. Published by Ferndale Record January 29, 2014 and February 19, 2014.

LEGAL File No.: 7314.00170 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. GMAC Mortgage, LLC Grantee: James H. Pinto, II, as his separate estate Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2090704105 Tax Parcel ID No.: 400522 145398 0000 Abbreviated

Legal: Lots 55 and 56, Block 2, Paradise Lakes Country Club, Div. 7, vol. 10 pg. 60 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. I. On February 28, 2014, at 9:00 AM Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Ave., Main Entrance in the City of Bellingham, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of Whatcom, State of Washington: Lots 55 and 56, Block 2, “Plat of Paradise Lakes County Club, Division No. 7,” as per the Map thereof, Recorded in Volume 10 of Plats, Pages 60 through 62, inclusive, records of Whatcom County, Washington. Situate in Whatcom County, Washington Commonly known as: 8370 Dolphin Way Maple Falls, WA 98266 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 07/17/09, recorded on 07/23/09, under Auditor’s File No. 2090704105, records of Whatcom County, Washington, from Margo M. Pinto, who acquired title as an unmarried woman, as Grantor, to Chicago Title Insurance Company of Oregon, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Wealthbridge Mortgage Corp., an Oregon Corporation, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. to GMAC Mortgage, LLC, under an Assignment/ Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 2110202372. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. 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 Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate as of 11/20/2013 Monthly Payments $29,286.98 Late Charges $1,171.42 Lender’s Fees & Costs $6,499.41 Total Arrearage $36,957.81 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $507.50 Postings $378.51 Sale Costs $939.70 Total Costs $1,825.71 Total Amount Due: $38,783.52 IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $101,205.16, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 10/01/10, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on February 28, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 02/17/14 (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 balance of 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 address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS The Estate of Margo M. Pinto, deceased 8370 Dolphin Way Maple Falls, WA 98266 The Estate of Margo M. Pinto, deceased PO Box 582 Maple Falls, WA 98266 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Margo M. Pinto, deceased 8370 Dolphin Way Maple Falls, WA 98266 Unknown Spouse and/ or Domestic Partner of Margo M. Pinto, deceased PO Box 582 Maple Falls, WA 98266 James H. Pinto aka James H. Pinto II Personal Representative 2109 124th Street Southeast Everett, WA 98208 James H. Pinto aka James H. Pinto II Personal Representative PO Box 582 Maple Falls, WA 98266 Natalie Villella, Heir to the Estate of Margo M. Pinto, deceased 3341 130th Street Frederic, WI 54837 Jessica Mary Knight, Heir to the Estate of Margo M. Pinto, deceased 8370 Dolphin Way Maple Falls, WA 98266 The Heirs and Devisees of Margo M. Pinto, deceased 8370 Dolphin Way Maple Falls, WA 98266 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 08/15/11, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 08/16/11 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on 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 trustee’s 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 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 tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee. com and www.USA-Foreclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 11/20/2013 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Nanci Lambert (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7314.00170) 1002.201533-File No.. Published by Ferndale Record January 29, 2014 and February 19, 2014.

LEGAL File No.: 7949.20111 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Whatcom Educational Credit Union Grantee: Corey Alan Thrasher and Kristina Ann Hofrichter, each as their separate estate Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2050606049 and Modified on 07/28/2006 under Auditor’s File No. 2060704266 and Modified on April 12, 2011 under recording no. 2110401126 Tax Parcel ID No.: 116060/400114 496444 0000 Abbreviated Legal: PORTION OF THE NE-NE, SECTION 14, T 40 N, 1 E.W.M. Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess 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: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877894-4663). 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?webListActio n=search&searchstate=WA&filterSvc=d fc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-606-4819. Web site: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear. I. On February 28, 2014, at 10:00 AM. inside the main lobby of the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue in the City of Bellingham, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of Whatcom, State of Washington: The East Half of the North Half of the South Half of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 14, Township 40 North, Range 1 East of W.M. Situate in Whatcom Count y, Washington.. Commonly known as: 8851 Custer School Road Custer, WA 98240 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 06/28/05, recorded on 06/29/05, under Auditor’s File No. 2050606049 and Modified on 07/28/2006 under Auditor’s File No. 2060704266 and Modified on April 12, 2011 under recording no. 2110401126, records of Whatcom County, Washington, from Corey Alan Thrasher, A Single Person, and Kristina Ann Hofrichter, A Single Person, as Grantor, to Stewart Title, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Whatcom Educational Credit Union, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Whatcom Educational Credit Union it’s successors and assigns to Whatcom Educational Credit Union, under an Assignment/ Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 2130700508. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. 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 Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate as of 10/23/2013 Monthly Payments $14,071.00 Late Charges $0.00 Lender’s Fees & Costs $1,886.13 Total Arrearage $15,957.13 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $1,000.00 Title Report $916.34 Statutory Mailings $21.08 Recording Costs $28.00 Postings $70.00 Sale Costs $0.00 Total Costs $2,035.42 Total Amount Due: $17,992.55 IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $210,002.98, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 12/01/12, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on February 28, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 02/17/14 (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 balance of 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 address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Corey A. Thrasher aka Corey Alan Thrasher 8851 Custer School Road Custer, WA 98240 Kristina A. Thrasher aka Kristina Ann Hofrichter aka Kristina Ann Thrasher 8851 Custer School Road Custer, WA 98240 Corey A. Thrasher aka Corey Alan Thrasher 1208A Westbrook Loop Yakima, WA 98908 Kristina A. Thrasher aka Kristina Ann Hofrichter aka Kristina Ann Thrasher 1208A Westbrook Loop Yakima, WA 98908 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 07/16/13, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 07/17/13 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on 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 trustee’s 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 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 tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee. com and www.USA-Foreclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 10/23/2013 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Nanci Lambert (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7949.20111) 1002.253124-File No. Published by Ferndale Record January 29, 2014 and February 19, 2014.

LEGAL File No.: 7949.20107 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Whatcom Educational Credit Union Grantee: Corey Alan Thrasher and Kristina Ann Hofrichter, each as their separate estate Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2060700944 and Modified on 04/12/2011 under Auditor’s File No. 2110401127 Tax Parcel ID No.: 40014-433444-0000/116033 Abbreviated Legal: POR OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF STR 14-40-1E, WHATCOM COUNTY, WA Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess 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: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877894-4663). 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?webListActio n=search&searchstate=WA&filterSvc=d fc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-606-4819. Web site: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear. I. On February 28, 2014, at 10:00 AM. inside the main lobby of the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue in the City of Bellingham, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of Whatcom, State of Washington: Parcel A: The West half of the North half of the South half of the Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 14, Township 40 North, Range 1 East of W.M. Situate in Whatcom County, Washington Parcel B: A 30 foot easement for access and utilities, over and under and across the South 30 feet of the East half of the North half of the South half of the Northeast quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 14, Township 40 North, Range 1 East of W.M. Situate in Whatcom Count y, Washington Commonly known as: XXXX Custer School Road Custer, WA 98240 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 07/05/06, recorded on 07/10/06, under Auditor’s File No. 2060700944 and Modified on 04/12/2011 under Auditor’s File No. 2110401127, records of Whatcom County, Washington, from Corey Alan Thrasher and Kristina Ann Hofrichter, each as their separate estate, as Grantor, to Chicago Title Insurance Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Whatcom Educational Credit Union, as Beneficiary,

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A8 • LEGALS • ferndalerecord.com • Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Legals con’t from A7 the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Whatcom Educational Credit Union to Whatcom Educational Credit Union, under an Assignment/ Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 2130602918. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. 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 Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate as of 10/23/2013 Monthly Payments $5,051.34 Lender’s Fees & Costs $127.87 Total Arrearage $5,179.21 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $1,000.00 Title Report $684.81 Statutory Mailings $42.16 Recording Costs $28.00 Postings $70.00 Total Costs $1,824.97 Total Amount Due: $7,004.18 IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $101,819.76, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 01/10/13, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on February 28, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 02/17/14 (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 balance of 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 address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Corey Alan Thrasher 6242 Parkland Way Ferndale, WA 98240 Kristina Ann Hofrichter 6242 Parkland Way Ferndale, WA 98240 Corey Alan Thrasher 8851 Custer School Road Custer, WA 98240 Kristina Ann Hofrichter 8851 Custer School Road Custer, WA 98240 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Corey Alan Thrasher 6242 Parkland Way Custer, WA 98240 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Kristina Ann Hofrichter 6242 Parkland Way Custer, WA 98240 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Corey Alan Thrasher 8851 Custer School Road Custer, WA 98240 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Kristina Ann Hofrichter 8851 Custer School Road Custer, WA 98240 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 07/25/13, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 07/25/13 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on 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 trustee’s 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 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 tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee. com and www.USA-Foreclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 10/23/2013 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Nanci Lambert (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7949.20107) 1002.253754-File No. Published by Ferndale Record January 29, 2014 and February 19, 2014.

LEGAL File No.: 7023.106449 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Grantee: Michael L. Wootan and Susan Wootan, husband and wife Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2050802944 and Re-recorded 8/28/13 under Auditor’s File No. 2130803486 Tax Parcel ID No.: 68977/380322-305450-0000 Abbreviated Legal: Lt 1, Groff SPL Rec No. 911212085, Whatcom Co WA Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP

BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess 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: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877894-4663). 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?webListActio n=search&searchstate=WA&filterSvc=d fc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-606-4819. Web site: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear. I. On February 28, 2014, at 10:00 AM. inside the main lobby of the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue in the City of Bellingham, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of Whatcom, State of Washington: Lot 1, as delineated on Groff Short Plat, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Volume 25 of Short Plats, Page 32, under Auditor’s No. 911212085, records of Whatcom County, Washington. Situate in County of Whatcom, State of Washington. Together with an Easement for ingress and egress as delineated on Groff Short Plat, recorded in Volume 25, of Short Plats, Page 32, under Auditor’s No. 911212085. Commonly known as: 1404 East 36th Lane Bellingham, WA 98226 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 08/15/05, recorded on 08/15/05, under Auditor’s File No. 2050802944 and Re-recorded 8/28/13 under Auditor’s File No. 2130803486, records of Whatcom County, Washington, from Michael L. Wootan and Susan Wootan, as Grantor, to Michael D. Hitt, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Washington Mutual Bank, FA, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Washington Mutual Bank F/K/A Washington Mutual Bank, FA to Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., under an Assignment/ Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 2061203862. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. 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 Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate as of 10/22/2013 Monthly Payments $42,174.62 Late Charges $1,384.20 Lender’s Fees & Costs $136.69 Total Arrearage $43,695.51 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $607.50 Title Report $1,105.95 Recording Costs $14.00 Postings $70.00 Total Costs $1,797.45 Total Amount Due: $45,492.96 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $329,699.63, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 02/01/12, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on February 28, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 02/17/14 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 02/17/14 (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 balance of 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 address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Michael L. Wootan aka Michael Lee Wootan 1404 East 36th Lane Bellingham, WA 98226 Susan Wootan aka Susan Elaine Wootan 1404 East 36th Lane Bellingham, WA 98226 Michael L. Wootan aka Michael Lee Wootan c/o Thomas E. Lester, Attorney 222 Grand Avenue Suite F Bellingham, WA 98225 Susan Wootan aka Susan Elaine Wootan c/o Thomas E. Lester, Attorney 222 Grand Avenue Suite F Bellingham, WA 98225 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 06/21/13, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 06/22/13 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on 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 trustee’s 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 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 tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee. com and www.USA-Foreclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 10/22/2013 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Neang Avila (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7023.106449) 1002.251789-File No. Published by Ferndale Record January 29, 2014 and February 19, 2014.

LEGAL Loan No: 200045390 APN: 380330523431-0000 TS No: 1306622WA NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON CHAPTER 61.24 ET. SEQ. I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee, Seaside Trustee of Washington Inc., will on 03/21/2014, at 10:00 AM AT THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE 311 GRAND AVE, BELLINGHAM, WA sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable, in the form of cash, or cashier’s check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of WHATCOM, State of Washington, to-wit: LOT 6 BLOCK 270 MAP OF THE FIRST ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF NEW WHATCOM ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 2 OF PLATS, PAGE(S) 36, RECORDS OF WHATCOM COUNTY, WASHINGTON Commonly known as: 2018 IRON STREET, BELLINGHAM, WA 98226 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 06/30/2006, recorded 07/06/2006, under Auditor’s File No. 2060700583, in Book XX, Page XX, records of WHATCOM County, Washington, from ITAFES, INC., A WASHINGTON CORPORATION, as Grantor(s), to STEWART TITLE, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of BUSINESS CREDIT CORP., NEW YORK CORPORATION, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by BUSINESS CREDIT CORP., NEW YORK CORPORATION to BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC.. 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 Mortgage. 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: PAYMENT INFORMATION: FROM: 04/01/2013, 06/01/2013, THRU: 05/31/2013, 11/21/2013 NO. PMT: 2, 6 AMOUNT: $ 1 , 8 2 7 . 0 0 , $ 1 , 9 7 0 . 0 4 TOTA L : $3,654.00,$11,820.24. LATE CHARGE INFORMATION: FROM: 04/01/2013, 06/01/2013 THRU: 05/31/2013, NO. LATE CHARGES: 2, 6 TOTAL: $182.70, $591.00. PROMISSORY NOTE INFORMATION Note Dated: 06/30/2006 Note Amount: $251,250.00 Interest Paid To: 03/01/2013 Next Due Date: 04/01/2013. IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: The principal sum of $246,205.17, together with interest as provided in the Note from 04/01/2013, and such other costs and fees 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. Said sale will be made without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on 03/21/2014. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured by 03/10/2014, (11 days before the sale date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 03/10/2014 (11 days before the sale) the default as set forth in Paragraph III is cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be in cash or with cashiers or certified checks from a State or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after the 03/10/2014 (11 days before the sale date) and before the sale, by the Borrower or Grantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance by paying the principal and interest, plus costs, fees and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust. VI. A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME: ITAFES, INC., A WASHINGTON CORPORATION, ADDRESS: 2018 IRON STREET, BELLINGHAM, WA 98226, by both first class and certified mail on 09/24/2013, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, 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 above described property. IX. Anyone having any Objections to this 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 and tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants and tenants by summary proceedings under the Unlawful Detainer Act, Chapter 59.12 RCW. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE 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 ATIORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess 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: (877) 8944663. Website: www.homeownership. wa.gov The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: Telephone: (800) 569-4287. Website: www.hud.gov The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys: Telephone: (888) 201-1014. Website: http://nwjustice.org THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. DATED: 11/19/2013 Trustee Sales Information: (855)986-9342 / www. superiordefault.com Superior Default Services Inc. 3224 E. Yorba Linda Blvd. Suite 464 Fullerton, CA 92831 Seaside Trustee of Washington Inc. c/o Law Offices of B. Craig Gourley 1002 10th St. P.O. Box 1091 Snohomish, Washington 98291 (360) 568-5065 Kristin Steele, Authorized Signer (SDI# 6529, 02/19/2014, 03/12/2014) Published by Ferndale Record February 19, 2014 and March 12, 2014.

LEGAL File No.: 7023.107721 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Grantee: Mark P. Myers and Leslie K. Myers, husband and wife Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2100802310 Tax Parcel ID No.: 86925/390113-3422490000 Abbreviated Legal: LOT 127 PACIFIC HIGHLANDS DIV NO. 3 REC# 2041103506, WHATCOM COUNTY, WA Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess 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: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877894-4663). 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?webListActio n=search&searchstate=WA&filterSvc=d fc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-606-4819. Web site: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear. I. On March 21, 2014, at 10:00 AM. inside the main lobby of the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue in the City of Bellingham, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of Whatcom, State of Washington: Lot 127, Pacific Highlands Division No. 3, according to the Plat thereof recorded on November 19, 2004 under Auditor’s File No. 2041103506, records of Whatcom County, Washington. Commonly known as: 2675 Lochcarron Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 08/16/10, recorded on 08/23/10, under Auditor’s File No. 2100802310, records of Whatcom County, Washington, from Mark Peter Myers and Leslie K. Myers, husband and wife, as Grantor, to Northwest Trustee Services, LLC, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Beneficiary. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. 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 Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate as of 11/11/2013 Monthly Payments $64,751.80 Late Charges $2,513.16 Lender’s Fees & Costs $182.08 Total Arrearage $67,447.04 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $202.50 Title Report $996.45 Statutory Mailings $36.89 Recording Costs $14.00 Postings $70.00 Sale Costs $0.00 Total Costs $1,319.84 Total Amount Due: $68,766.88 Other known defaults as follows:

IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $277,516.15, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 10/01/10, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on March 21, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 03/10/14 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 03/10/14 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 03/10/14 (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 balance of 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 address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Mark Peter Myers aka Mark P. Myers 2675 Lochcarron Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 Leslie K. Myers 2675 Lochcarron Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 Mark Peter Myers aka Mark P. Myers 3712 Home Road Unit 101 Bellingham, WA 98225 Leslie K. Myers 3712 Home Road Unit 101 Bellingham, WA 98225 Mark Peter Myers c/o Thomas D. Neeleman, Attorney 1904 Wetmore Avenue Suite 200 Everett, WA 98201 Leslie Kay Myers c/o Thomas D. Neeleman, Attorney 1904 Wetmore Avenue Suite 200 Everett, WA 98201 K Michael Fitsgerald, Trustee 600 University Street #2200 Seattle, WA 98101 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 10/10/13, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 10/10/13 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on 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 trustee’s 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 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 tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee. com and www.USA-Foreclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 11/11/2013 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Neang Avila (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7023.107721) 1002.258310-File No. Published by Ferndale Record February 19, 2014 and March 12, 2014.

LEGAL File No.: 7777.16278 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust, Inc. 2007-6, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-6 Grantee: Lorna L. Shepardson, a married woman as her separate estate Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 2061004046 Tax Parcel ID No.: 390218 066112 0000 Abbreviated Legal: Lot: 30, Section: Evergreen PL, Whatcom Co., WA Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date of this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess 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: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877894-4663). 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?webListActio n=search&searchstate=WA&filterSvc=d fc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-606-4819. Web site: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear. I. On March 21, 2014, at 10:00 AM. inside the main lobby of the Whatcom County

Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue in the City of Bellingham, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property”, situated in the County(ies) of Whatcom, State of Washington: Lot 30, Plat of Evergreen Place, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Volume 16 of Plats, Pages 59 and 60, Records of Whatcom County, Washington. Situate in Whatcom County Washington. Commonly known as: 6174 Evergreen Way Ferndale, WA 98248 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 10/23/06, recorded on 10/26/06, under Auditor’s File No. 2061004046, records of Whatcom County, Washington, from Lorna L. Shepardson, a married person as her separate Estate, as Grantor, to Whatcom Land Title Co., as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation” in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for American Home Mortgage, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. to US. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust, Inc. 2007-6, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-6, under an Assignment/ Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 2110602514. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. 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 Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate as of 11/12/2013 Monthly Payments $31,584.88 Late Charges $1,929.51 Lender’s Fees & Costs $2,037.49 Total Arrearage $35,551.88 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $250.00 Total Costs $250.00 Total Amount Due: $35,801.88 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $207,900.00, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 01/01/11, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on March 21, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 03/10/14 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before 03/10/14 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 03/10/14 (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 balance of 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 address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Lorna L. Shepardson 6174 Evergreen Way Ferndale, WA 98248 Lorna L. Shepardson 2440 Lee Way Bellingham, WA 98226 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Lorna L. Shepardson 6174 Evergreen Way Ferndale, WA 98248 Unknown Spouse and/or Domestic Partner of Lorna L. Shepardson 2440 Lee Way Bellingham, WA 98226 by both first class and certified mail, return receipt requested on 06/01/11, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 06/01/11 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on 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 trustee’s 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 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 tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee. com and www.USA-Foreclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 11/12/2013 Date Executed: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: Neang Avila (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7777.16278) 1002.194795-File No. Published by Ferndale Record February 19, 2014 and March 12, 2014.


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A12 • ferndalerecord.com • February 19, 2014

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ARTS

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A Gift of Dance

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Maintenance • Repair • Restoration 30 Years Experience-Master Certified Ferndale • 360-393-8938

Smits Compost

Whatcom Farmers Co-op

1720 LaBounty Dr, Ferndale • 360-961-1373 415 Depot St., Lynden • 306-3800 102 Nooksack Ave., Nooksack • 966-4193 1733 H St., Ste. 700, Blaine • 255-7206

Barbies Berries

Hawley’s Auto Supply

7655 Melody Lane, Ferndale • 360-384-1260 Whatcom Lawns 360-354-5124 • 360-815-0466

Richey’s Auto Body and Collision, Inc.

3040 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd., Custer • 366-5340

1990 Main St, Ferndale • 360-384-3513

3249 Bennett Dr., Bellingham • 360-734-0450

Final Touch Auto Spa

1916 Iowa St., Bellingham • 360-392-8676

Louis Auto Glass

1515 N. State St., Bellingham • 360-734-3840 407 19th St., Lynden • 360-354-3232 1721 E. College Way, Mt. Vernon • 360-424-9759

Les Schwab Tires

210 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd., Lynden • 360-354-1446

Zylstra Tire

501 Grover St., Lynden • 360-354-4493

Service Pro of Nooksack

208 Nooksack Ave., Nooksack • 360-966-4664

Jim’s Automotive Experts, Inc.

Kendall’s Tree Service

Portal Way Farm and Garden

6100 Portal Way, Ferndale • 360 384-3688 309 Walnut St. Lynden,WA • 360-354-5611 www.PortalwayFarmAndGarden.com

Everson Farm Equipment

304 West Main St., Everson • 360-966-3561

FINE JEwElRy Originals by Chad

521 Front St., Lynden • 360-318-0210

FloRISTS

Floralescents Flowers & Gifts

2058 Main St., Ferndale • 360-510-8933

Vavra Auto Body

FUNERAl SERvICES & moNUmENTS

BANkS & CREdIT UNIoNS

7346 Guide Meridian, Lynden • 360-318-1111

102 East Main Street, Everson • 360-966-4440 411 Nooksack Ave, Nooksack • (360) 966-4444

Whatcom Educational Credit Union 2045 Front St, Lynden • 360-676-1168 5659 Barrett Rd, Ferndale • 360-676-1168

North Coast Credit Union

5657 Riverside Dr., Ferndale • 800-696-8830 1100 Dupont St., Bellingham • 800-696-8830

Bank of the Pacific

1860 Main St., Ferndale • 360-384-0654 1800 Front St., Lynden • 360-318-8780 www.BankofthePacific.com

BookS

Katz! Coffee & Used Books

515 Front Street, Lynden • 360-354-2471 Second Hand Prose • 354-4883 Lynden Public Library • 216 4th St., Lynden

BoTANICAl gARdENS Glen Echo Garden

4390 Y Road, Bellingham • 360-592-5380 www.glenechogarden.com

CABINETS

Westside Building Supply

8353 Guide Meridian, Lynden • 360-354-5617

CAmpgRoUNdS Cedars RV Resort

6335 Portal Way, Ferndale • 360-384-2622

CloThINg, FAShIoN & CoNSIgNmENT

Foxxy Brown’s • 360-318-8500 1885 Front St. • Fair Square Center, Lynden Hats Off - Shirts & Engraving 406 Front Street, Lynden • 360-354-2877

CoFFEE

The Woods Coffee 360-933-1855

Bender Plaza • 8874 Bender Rd., Lynden Fairway Center • 1758 Front St., Lynden Marketplace at Safeway • 8071 Guide, Lynden 1867 Main St., Ferndale

Cruisin Coffee

1976 Kok Rd., Lynden Town Plaza, Lynden 5885 Portal Way, Ferndale • 360-738-3789

CompUTER SERvICES Lynden Computer Services, Inc.

On-Site Computer & Networking Services & Support Please Call or E-mail to Schedule an Appointment 360-354-1033 • service@lyndencomputer.com

Data-Link West Inc.

2001 Masonry Way Ste 101, Bellingham 360-734-8911 AllTechNW-Courtronics • 360-201-1830 info@alltechnw.com • www.alltechnw.com

CoNFlICT RESolUTIoN Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center

13 Prospect Street, Suite #201 • B’ham • (360) 676-0122

CoNSTRUCTIoN Guide Construction, LLC

P.O. Box 834, Lynden • 360-815-5555

Fussner Monuments

FURNITURE & homE FURNIShINgS Samuel’s Furniture

1904 Main Street, Ferndale • 360-384-3388

More than Antiques

400 Front Street, Lynden • 360-354-7576

gARAgE dooR

Vander Griend Lumber Co. Inc.

8461 Depot Rd., Lynden • 360-354-2155

Westside Building Supply

8353 Guide Meridian, Lynden • 360-354-5617

gARBAgE & RECyClINg

Nooksack Valley Disposal & Recycling, Inc. 250 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Lynden 360-354-3400

gIFTS, ANTIQUES & CollECTABlES Grandiflora Home and Garden

719 Grover St., Lynden • 360-318-8854

More than Antiques

400 Front Street, Lynden • 360-354-7576

glASS, RESIdENTIAl Louis Auto Glass

1515 N. State St., Bellingham • 360-734-3840 407 19th St., Lynden • 360-354-3232 1721 E. College Way, Mt. Vernon • 360-424-9759 Lyndale Glass • www.lyndaleglass.com 110 7th St., Lynden • 360-354-3937 1985 Main St., Ferndale • 360-384-5956

golF CoURSE

Homestead Golf & Country Club

115 E. Homestead Blvd., Lynden • 360-354-1196 x2

gRoCERy SToRES NATURAl FoodS /vARIETy Bromley’s Market

315 Cherry Street, Sumas • 360-988-4721

hEAlTh & wEllNESS Family Care Network

Lynden Family Medicine • 360-354-1333 1610 Grover St., Suite D-1, Lynden Birch Bay Family Medicine • 360-371-5855 8097 Harborview Rd., Blaine www.familycarenetwork.com

Diane M. Arvin M.D.

1202 Washington St., Bellingham • 360-676-8212

Mountain View Physical Therapy 1740 LaBounty Ste 7, Ferndale • 360-380-7336 Circle Of Life Caregiver Cooperative

103 E. Holly St. #408, Bellingham • 360-647-1537

Debra Young, LMHC • Mental Healthcare

1116 Key Street #207, Bellingham • 360-319-8172

Ferndale Kula Yoga

1920 Main St. Suite 4, Ferndale, WA 98248 www.ferndalekulayoga.com • (360)927-2202

homECARE SERvICES

BLAAK CONTRACTING LLC

Senior Lifestyle Services • 360-296-3382 8780 Depot Rd. # 213, Lynden www.seniorlifestyleserviceswa.com

dENTAl

Walls & Windows Inc. • 360-676-5223

JVD Construction, Inc.

840 Pangborn Rd., Lynden • 360-354-7510 7355 Everson Goshen Rd, Everson • 360-318-5322

Smile Artistry • Dr. Melissa Freeman DDS, PLLC

homE ImpRovEmENT 4131 Hannegan Rd., Ste. 104, Bellingham

7000 Guide Meridian, Lynden • 360-398-9202

Lynden Floor & Design Interiors

Dutch Cleaners

Ferndale True Value & Just Ask Rental

dRy ClEANERS

601 Front St., Lynden • 360-354-3841 5692 Northwest Rd., Ferndale 625 Peace Portal Way, Blaine

EdUCATIoNAl ToolS & ToyS

Launching Success Learning Store

133 Prince Ave., Bellingham • 360-527-2641

2017 Front St., Lynden • 360-354-4149 4071 Hannegan Rd., Ste. K, B’ham • 360-778-3105 2000 Main St., Ferndale • 360-384-1804

Mt. Baker Roofing Inc.

3950 Home Road, Bellingham • 360-733-0191

Morris Floors & Interiors

6934 Guide Meridian, Lynden • 360-398-7449

Environmental Insulation

3003 Bennett Drive, Bellingham • 360-647-2532 www.epestcontrol.net

Quality Home Improvement and Repairs by Maintenance Pro • Eli Curtis - Owner

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Mt. Baker Lodging, Inc.

Windmill Inn 8022 Guide Meridian, Lynden • 360-354-3424

The Chateaux at Garden Green

Realty World Performance Network

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No waiting for banks to qualify. 360-303-0041 • www.GetFastOffer.com

3610 Meridian Street, Bellingham • 360-220-0132

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INSURANCE & FINANCIAl Dave Burns, State Farm Agent

Corner of Hannegan & Grover, Lynden, WA 98264 360-354-2123 • dave.burns.b0i1@statefarm.com

Coldwell Banker Bain

Bryce Park Retirement Community

www.bryceparkretirement.com • 360-296-2689

RECyClINg, REmovAl & yARd dEBRIS

State Farm - Paul Spencer

Green Earth Technology

S & V Insurance Services

Recycling & Disposal Services

506 Grover St., Suite 115, Lynden • 360-318-1247 709 Front Street, Lynden • 360-354-5988

Lesa Boxx, Financial Representative Country Financial 400 Liberty St., Lynden • 360-354-2975

Oltman Insurance & Financial Services 2417 Meridian St, Ste 102, Bellingham 360-734-3960

Teresa Garten, State Farm Agent

6046 Portal Way Ste. 101, Ferndale • 360-384-0087 www.whatcominsurance.net

Edward Jones - Eric Ludwig

517 Front St., Lynden • 360-354-0592

Guide Insurance Services

8108 Guide Meridian, Lynden • 360-354-2200

SSK Insurance

501 Front St., Lynden • 360-354-4488 2115 Barkley Blvd. Ste. 201, Bellingham New York Life, Shane VanDalen and Matt Kok 517 Liberty St., Lynden • 360-354-4433

COUNTRY Financial®, Len Corneto

102 Grover Street, Ste. 209, Lynden • 360-354-4197

Waddell & Reed, Inc. - Misty Triplett

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kNITTINg SUpplIES & ClASSES

774 Meadowlark Rd., Lynden • 360-354-4936 4916 LaBounty Drive, Ferndale • 360-384-8011 SCRAP-IT • www.scrapitwa.com 1526 Slater Rd., Ferndale • 360-734-1112 Darman Recycling • 888-447-7711 300 W. Homestead Blvd #202, Lynden

RENTAl EQUIpmENT Westside Building Supply

8353 Guide Meridian, Lynden • 360-354-5617

RESIdENTIAl ClEANINg Absolutely Clean

3975 Irongate Rd., Bellingham • 360-676-0479

Bellingham Carpet & Floor Cleaners Bellingham • 360-224-2764 www.BellinghamCarpet.com

RESTAURANTS, BAkERIES, loUNgES Little Caesars

1804 18th St., Lynden • 360-354-8656

Good-To-Go Meat Pies

128 Main St., Everson • 360-966-2400

Coconut Kenny’s

1740 Labounty Dr. Ste #1, Ferndale • 360-656-5974

Carol’s Cake Designs and Cupcakes

Apple Yarns

2016 Main Street, Ferndale • 360-778-2390 carolscakedesigns.com

lAw oFFICES/lEgAl SvC

321 Front Street, Lynden • (360) 354-3600 JansenArtCenter.org

1780 Iowa St., Bellingham • 360-756-9992

Law Office of Roger Ellingson

2417 Main St., Ferndale • 360-384-6400 289 H Street, Blaine • 360-332-7000 Pete Visser, Attorney • 360-354-4494 Suite B-6, 1610 Grover Street, Lynden, WA

David G. Porter/Attorney at Law

Better Business Bureau 103 E. Holly #409, Bellingham • 360-714-9821

lUmBER

Vander Griend Lumber Co. Inc.

8461 Depot Rd., Lynden • 360-354-2155

Westside Building Supply

8353 Guide Meridian, Lynden • 360-354-5617

mEdIATIoN

Bellingham Mediation

915 Liberty Street, Bellingham • 360-255-1666

mETAl FABRICATIoN Innotech Metal Designs

417 West King Tut Road, B’ham • 360-305-0766

Jansen Art Center - Firehall Cafe @ the J Chandara House Authentic Thai Cusine 655 Front St., Lynden • (360) 393-3068

Basil’s Thai Restaurant & Bar

420 Cherry Street, Sumas • 360-988-0382

RETIREmENT CommUNITIES Bryce Park Retirement Community

www.bryceparkretirement.com • 360-296-2689

Garden Green Retirement Community

www.gardengreenretirement.com • 360-296-2689

REvERSE moRTgAgES By Dean Butler NMLS # 148880

Reverse Mortgage Specialist Security First Mortgage Co. 2900 Meridian St., Bellingham • 360-319-1995 deanb@sfmiloans.com

RooFINg

Joostens Roofing Bellingham • 360-815-7663

SEpTIC INSTAllATIoN

oRThodoNTIST

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2 Convenient Locations 1610 Grover Street #C1, Lynden 3400 Squalicum Pkwy. #105 Bellingham 360-676-2770 Please call today for a complimentary exam!

SEpTIC TANk pUmpINg

Surety Pest Control • 360-734-2670

SIgNS & gRAphICS

Veltkamp Orthodontist

pEST & RodENT CoNTRol 2950 New Market Pl, suite 101 #206, Bellingham

Environmental Pest Control Inc.

3003 Bennett Drive, Bellingham • 360-676-5120 www.epestcontrol.net

pET CEmETERIES & CREmAToRIES, pETS, CREmATIoN

Life Cycle Pet Cremation, Inc. • 360-778-9578 801 W. Orchard Drive, Suite 3, Bellingham www.life-cycle-pet.com

3966 Deeter Rd., Everson • 360-988-6895

A1 Septic Solution LLC

License# LSM0613299 • 360-739-0570 www.A1SepticSolutions.com

Lil John Sanitary

P.O. Box 907, Lynden • 360-398-9828

Signs By Tomorrow

2001 Iowa St. #B, Bellingham • 676-7117 dkoehler@signsbytomorrow.com www.sbtbellingham.com

SpAS & poolS

Taylor’s Backyard Center

1071 Van Dyk Rd., Lynden • 360-756-0909

SpECIAlTy FoodS Field of Greens

P.O. Box 505, Everson • 360-303-7391

pET SERvICES

SpECIAlTy SToRE

Kennel-Free Doggie Daycare & Overnight Boarding,

5465 Potter Rd., Deming • 360-592-2297

The Pet Nanny

Kitty care, small farm animals & horses. Lynden area • 360-318-9642

Cedarwoods Canine School

6497 Woodlyn Rd, Ferndale • 360 384-6955 www.cedarwoods-k9.com

Pooch Palace & Kitty Kastle

Dog & Cat Grooming | Boarding | Daycare Ste 101 - 7056 Portal Way 360-526-0093 www.pooch-palace.biz

phARmACy

Custom Rx Shoppe

1313 East Maple St., Bellingham • 360-685-4242

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SpoRTS & RECREATIoN Gym Star Sports Center

1420 Pacific Place Ferndale • 360-384-3861 www.gymstarsports.com

Dave’s Sports Shop

1738 Front St., Lynden • 360-354-5591

Lynden Skateway

421 Judson Street, Lynden • 360-354-3851

Yeager’s Sporting Goods

3101 Northwest Ave., Bellingham • 360-733-1080

Second Shot Sports

510 Front St., Lynden • 360-746-6631

phoTogRAphy

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5480 Nielsen Ave, Ferndale • 360-384-3044 STOW-IT • www.stow-it.com 1526 Slater Rd., Ferndale • 360-734-1112

Turner Photographics

pRESChool

Ferndale Bilingual Montessori

Preschool & Kindergarten • 360-380-2457 www.FerndaleBilingualMontessori.com

pRINT & pUBlIShINg

Ferndale Mini Storage Inc.

TANNINg

Healthy Tan By Brenna

Airbrush Spray Tanning - $25.00 623 B Street, Blaine, WA 98230 • 360-325-5964

113 Sixth Street, Lynden • 360-354-4444

TRANSpoRTATIoN SolUTIoNS

113 Sixth Street, Lynden • 360-354-4444

8631 Depot Rd., Lynden • 360-354-2101

Lynden Print Company Lynden Tribune

LTI, Inc.

REAl ESTATE

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1820 E. Main Street, Ferndale • 360-739-9900

527 Front St., Lynden • 360-354-4884

Phil Dyer - Sterling Real Estate Group

Sharon Engels - Windermere Real Estate 8071 Guide Meridian #105, Lynden 360-303-0542

Lynden Nutrition Center

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Sports

A13 • ferndalerecord.com • Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Boys wrestling

Golden Eagles are regional champs Ferndale boys put forth a complete day at the 3A regional tournament By Annika Wolters wolters.annika5@gmail.com

SEATTLE — There is always someone who will point at a sweeping victory and say it can’t be done twice in a row. That person will have to pipe down this week and tip a hat to the Ferndale wrestlers, who stole the show at yet another post-season tournament.    After the Golden Eagles sent 11 wrestlers to the district meet in Marysville the week before, winning by more than 80 points, Ferndale turned right around and blew up at the regional tournament on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Nathan Hale High School, claiming another first-place title.    Next stop is the state tournament on Friday, Feb. 21, in the Tacoma Dome.   Head coach Caleb Schlack circled with his team in a corner of the edge of the mat, patiently awaiting the day’s final results. Earlier last week, Schlack was named the Coach of the Year and he admitted it was something he didn’t expect.    “It’s a testament to what the kids have done,” Schlack said. “I like to think we pointed them in the right direction and they took it from there. When you have a group like ours, it’s pretty easy to do.”

   Assistant coach Danny Brocker said he knew Schlack was not expecting such recognition. Brocker said they figured one of the rival district’s 13 coaches would receive the title.    “We came with 11 guys and all 11 of them pretty much did the same thing they did at districts,” Brocker said. “The guys who placed first (last week) took first again, and some guys moved up. We thought sending 10 guys would be the best-case scenario, but we got them all in.”    At the end of the day, each of the 11 young men sported a shiny metal and a glowing grin.   Donning first place metals were freshman Broc Graves, sophomore Chris Hernandez, junior Devon Bennett and senior Klinton Maassen.    Coming in second place were freshman Ben Broselle and junior Patrick Condon.    Seniors Isaiah Heredia, Adaeus Wilson-Premo and Hunter Grunhurd and sophomore Taylor Bellefuille won third place in their weight classes. Junior Charnjit Mattu earned fourth place.    “I’m immensely proud. I just can’t say enough how hard these kids have worked. They really went after it and made my job easier today,” Schlack said.    Maassen, now embarking on his second trip to the state tournament, said he was proud to see the work of his teammates cashing in at the height of the season.    “It feels really good to see your progress. Last year, I took

The Ferndale wrestling team enjoys a moment together following its 3A regional championship victory on Saturday at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle. (Photo courtesy of Kendra Cristelli) second at districts and third at regionals and today I come back and take first in both, so is nice to see that my hard work is paying off — especially for our team.”    Maassen said the day proved to be a double-win for him, with his own blue ribbon around his neck and a championship-winning team going on to state.    “I would honestly rather have our team win than myself, because I know that we are better together than

apart,” Maassen said.    There was one person on the team whose name kept coming up as one of the best matches of the day. Hernandez got the better of an Oak Harbor opponent who had been giving him grief earlier in the season, Schlack said.    This year will be the first trip to the two-day tournament at the big dome for Hernandez, and he only has only goal.    “I just want to make it to the next day and score a place. It doesn’t really matter to me, I just want to do my best,”

Hernandez said. “Knowing how we’ve been training all year and how hard we’ve been working in our practices, it feels really good to make it to state.”    Hernandez and Maassen said they are not only looking forward to competing at state, but also anticipate more good times and bonding with the team at the weekend away.    Maassen wanted to congratulate his teammate Hernandez for a job well done.    “I’d like to say that I’m really proud of him. For the most part, he is one of the

hardest workers in the room and it’s great to see a young guy come out and take first at these big tournaments,” Maassen said. “I’m excited to come back next year and watch him wrestle, as well the other underclassmen. Hopefully they will get some state titles by their senior years.”   Schlack, overwhelmed with his team’s progress and momentum at the end of the season, could only sum up his pride in a few words.    “It’s a great day to be an Eagle,” he said.

girls basketball

Ferndale girls fall to Glacier Peak Golden Eagles will need a win at Stanwood tonight to keep their season alive By Annika Wolters wolters.annika5@gmail.com

GLACIER PEAK — Holding a 22-19 lead at halftime in a hostile road environment at Glacier Peak High School, Ferndale had plenty of momentum, with faithful fans in the stands, which were up against an ambush of Glacier Peak supporters. And what an ambush indeed. In the end, however, Ferndale was unable to make tough baskets and fell to the 3A state fifth-ranked Grizzlies 55-43 on Saturday night. The loss put Ferndale in a consolation round match-up with the Stanwood Spartans, which will be played at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Stanwood’s gym. “If this was the last game of the season, I would worry, because I don’t want to go out with a loss,” head coach Mike Ivy said. “But I knew if we could play Glacier Peak like that, then the other teams are going to look a little bit easier.” When the score flipflopped right before the fourth quarter buzzer, the Glacier Peak players held tight to the basketball and let out a shrill cheer and a victory lap in the last few seconds. Assistant coach Larry Honeycutt congratulated his Ferndale players on a job well-done, knowing what the win meant to the Grizzlies. “Those girls knew they just got away with winning, that’s why they were so excited,” Hon-

Home & Garden Show 2014 Ferndale’s Taryn Knutson applies some tight defense on a Glacier Peak player during Saturday night’s action. (Annika Wolters/Ferndale Record) eycutt said. “They beat a team that they were really worried about, and that’s why they got excited. That’s what we have to focus on.” Senior Hannah Carlson led the team with 17 points. Behind her was junior Linsey Honeycutt with another double-double. She recorded 10 points and 11 rebounds.    After senior Brooke Benson racked the scoreboard with two three-pointers for a burst of momentum, Ivy said the Glacier Peak defense was all over her. The Golden Eagles mentioned post-game in the locker room that they felt uneasy before facing Glacier Peak, but then Ferndale’s 26 rebounds and 25 turnovers out of the Grizzlies gave them something to be proud of: defense. “We hit 21 turnovers and they had 25,” Ivy said. “We were getting a lot of our offense out

of their turnovers.” The Golden Eagles were once up 29-21 when Ferndale missed two crucial shots which could have led to a 15-point lead, Ivy said. Heavy ball movement on Glacier Peak’s offense made it difficult to gain back possession when it was needed most. “We knew from years past that they circle the ball around the key a lot, and that tired us out. It worked,” Ivy said. “Our defensive pressure in the last five minutes couldn’t quite get there because we worked our butts off.” Ivy said he wanted to thank every Ferndale fan that went the distance to watch the game. “When you can travel like that and get loud in another team’s gym, it is a beautiful thing to see,” Ivy said. “They love their Golden Eagles.”

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2014 PROGRESS EDITION

The people behind the progress

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Table of contents 2: For Greg Neufeldt, Lynden Floor & Design just a starting point 4: Nooksack graduate represents downtown Seattle in state House 6: Freeze-drying plant moving into vacant Ferndale building

   A progress theme in February each year gives us a chance to dig out some extra local stories and do a special section that illustrates the upbeat, can-do success attitude of local people in many ways.    We routinely come across individuals, businesses, organizations and enterprises in our Whatcom County coverage area about which we’ll say, “That deserves a story.” If it’s of immediate news interest, you’ll see it in print right away. Otherwise, the idea might get saved up for such an edition as this one, fitting a broader perspective of progress.    These stories provide an inside view of the people who help to make this the thriving and delightful place that each of us has chosen to call home. We hope you will enjoy. — Calvin Bratt, Tribune editor

8: Dan Powell has brought upgrades to Lynden YMCA 10: Coach Roger DeBoer runs sports-supply business too 14: Edaleen Dairy makes adjustment to adapt to change 16: African-born Lyndenite splits time as plumber, student and missionary 18: Ryan Bajema casts First Reformed Church's outreach vision 20: FastCap in Ferndale models lean principles 22: Cadets organization for boys stays true to values

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Greg Neufeldt running more than just Lynden Floor Design One of the men behind the Dutch Village Mall remodel has plenty more going on in Lynden By Tim Newcomb tim@lyndentribune.com

Greg Neufeldt, owner of Lynden Floor & Design (facing page), has his hands involved in multiple Lynden-area business ventures that provide activity for the Lynden community. He is the owner of the Wiser's Furniture building on Birch Bay-Lynden Road, which opened in March 2013, and part of the leadership team revitalizing Front Street's Dutch Village Mall. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

LYNDEN — The reach of businessman Greg Neufeldt has a trifold stretch in Lynden.    While most known as the founder and owner of Lynden Floor & Design, Neufeldt is also one of the men behind the Dutch Village Mall remodel and the owner of the building that now houses Wiser’s Furniture. His reach proves diverse.    Neufeldt, 50, who now lives in Everson, moved from Canada — he still owns real estate there — and started Lynden Floor nearly 20 years ago from scratch. Neufeldt bought the 2017 Front St. site and built the building there about a decade ago, now offering 10,000 square feet of showroom and warehouse space for all things interior design. Roughly five years ago, Lynden Floor expanded to Bellingham.    “We really took on a recommitment to customer service and who we were dealing with,” Neufeldt said. “You need fair pricing, but if you have exceptional customer service you’ll have a successful business, in my mind.”    Now Lynden Floor sells and installs — the business is split about 50/50 between retail and installation — with a renewed focus on interiors, whether floors, custom cabinets, kitchens or more.    Even with Lynden Floor doing well, Neufeldt had hopes to build on his parcel of property on the north side of Birch Bay-Lynden Road still within Lynden city limits. Those hopes fell flat when the real estate market took a tumble in 2008. But a few years later, with Wiser’s Furniture nearby bursting at the seams, Neufeldt struck a deal, building and opening a new building in March 2013 to house Wiser’s.    The lease agreement continued to grow during planning and now, other than some storage area retained by Neufeldt, Wiser’s has taken up all of the 20,000-square-foot building.    “It has been excellent,” Neufeldt said. “It provided a purpose (for the property).”    The agreement allowed Neufeldt to produce a building and create activity for the city, all while giving Wiser’s a new home they are “very happy” with.    But finishing off a new building for Wiser’s wasn’t the only big move Neufeldt


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2014 PROGRESS EDITION made in 2013. A Lynden Floor shoot-off business, Elements Hospitality, needed some wiggle room to house employees, so Elements co-owner Tim Broersma helped convince Neufeldt that the Dutch Village Mall was exactly the place.    Elements started as a natural extension, almost accidental, if you can call a wise business move accidental. After Lynden Floor successfully completed a remodeling job for a timeshare company in Birch Bay, the company wanted to sign them up for more work. Elements grew from there. Now, with over 40 employees and its own business that spans the western United States, Elements outgrew its home in the Lynden Floor & Design Lynden office.    And while the Tribune has chronicled Broersma’s desire to renovate and restore the mall to its former glory, albeit with a fresh perspective, it wasn’t until Elements needed space in a hurry that Neufeldt finally agreed with Broersma.    “I had my mind set on expanding this (Lynden Floor) building and Tim had his mind set on the Dutch Village Mall,” Neufeldt said. “I told him you have got to let that slide.” But when the mall went for sale and Lynden Floor already started taking up the extra 4,000 square feet it expanded into next door to its Bellingham location off Hannegan Road, Neufeldt started thinking Broersma might just be

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right. Plus, any expansion at the Lynden Floor building would make parking difficult and limit future Lynden Floor needs.    That’s where a purpose-built building made sense again for Neufeldt. “I’ll make moves based on an ability to have income or fulfill a purpose and our purpose is putting Elements in there,” Neufeldt said. Plus, Lynden Floor really needed all the space it already has.    And while the community supports Lynden Floor, Neufeldt and Broersma both hope the revitalization of the Dutch Village Mall helps the community, both with an anchor tenant that keeps a growing business in town and a new hotel and local retailers. “Our intention was never to save downtown, but it is nice to see (the mall) advance like the rest of the strip,” Neufeldt said. “People know Lynden for the windmill.”    So, sure, there’s a bit of a commitment to the people in Lynden in the business move. But helping people is a part of Neufeldt anyway. He personally — and with his business — supports an orphanage in Haiti, traveling there every year to help assess needs and support work there.    From supporting work in Haiti or with the roughly 70 jobs he has created here, serving is “who we are, who I am and we are purposed to do that, to support people, families and communities.”

2014 Progress Report Celebrating Years in Business Timeless

130 Years

129 Years

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2004 Main St. • P.O. Box 38 Ferndale ferndalerecord.com 384-1411

113 6th St. • Lynden 354-4444

108 Years LTI Inc./ Milky Way

106 Years

104 Years

Lincoln Mercury

Christian School

Mills Electric

1256 N. State St. Bellingham • 733-8630

8631 Depot Road Lynden 354-2101

1820 James St. Bellingham 734-2640

9390 Guide Meridian Lynden 354-2632

4430 Pacific Hwy Bellingham 734-0730

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Ferndale School District

Education is Timeless! ferndale.wednet.edu • 383-9207

122 Years

Whatcom Family YMCA

Washington Tractor 830 Evergreen St. Lynden 354-2186

Morse Steel

Snapper Shuler Kenner Insurance 501 Front Street, Lynden 354-4488

Ferndale Record

Diehl Ford

126 Years

Lynden Tribune “We believe in community news.”

Ebenezer

123 Years

PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center Bellingham 734-5400

103 Years

WM T. Follis Realtors

Yeager’s Sporting Goods

Fussner Monuments

108 Prospect St. Bellingham 734-5850

3101 Northwest Ave. Bellingham 733-1080

7346 Guide Meridian Road Lynden www.fussnermonuments.com 318-1111


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2014 PROGRESS EDITION

Nooksack Valley grad Brady Walkinshaw, 29, in state House Living on Capitol Hill, he represents Seattle's downtown 43rd District By Calvin Bratt editor@lyndentribune.com

New member Brady Walkinshaw speaks in the Washington State Legislature. (Courtesy photo/Washington State House Democrats)

   When the 2014 Washington State Legislature was gaveled to order on Jan. 13, a 2002 Nooksack Valley High School graduate sat in the chambers as a brand-new representative of downtown Seattle’s 43rd District.    Brady Walkinshaw, who grew up on Sumas Mountain, is just 29 years old.    Walkinshaw was appointed to the House of Representatives following the election of Ed Murray as Seattle mayor last November. Rep. Jamie Pedersen in the House was named to Murray’s Senate seat, leaving a vacancy that was filled with Walkinshaw’s selection by the King County Council.    While the core neighborhoods of Seattle — the University District, Wallingford and Capitol Hill, where he lives — are now his designated constituency, Walkinshaw said in an interview that he knows his roots are defi-

2014 Progress Report Celebrating Years in Business 91 Years

Parberry’s NW Recycling

89 Years

Muljat Group North Realtors

87 Years

Oldtown-1419 C St. 1515 Kentucky St. • Bellingham www.nwrecycling.com 733-0100

505 Front St. Lynden 354-4242

315 Cherry St. Sumas 988-2681

4th Generation Family Owned & Operated Business Lynden - 354-3232 Bellingham - 734-3840

85 Years

83 Years

82 Years

81 Years

Van’s Plumbing & Electric

Sumas Drug

85 Years

85 Years

Sanitary Service Louis Auto & Company, Inc (SSC) Residential Glass Recycling & Garbage Collection • FoodPlus! Shredding • Jobsite & Event Services

ssc-inc.com • Facebook / sscinc 21 Bellwether Way, Suite 104 734-3490

79 Years

S&H Auto Parts

Maple Leaf Auto Body

312 Third St. Lynden 354-2171

Whatcom Veterinary Hospital

5610 Pacific Hwy., Ferndale 384-0212

8123 Guide Meridian Lynden 354-4468

210 Main St. Lynden 354-2104

78 Years

78 Years

76 Years

76 Years Western Roofing

Price & Visser Millworks Inc.

2040 Vista Drive • Ferndale www.willands.com 384-1584

3705 Irongate Rd. • Bellingham www.westernroof.com 734-1830

2536 Valencia St. Bellingham 734-7700

Cargill Ferndale Grain 5744 3rd St. • Ferndale 384-1101

Whatcom Educational Credit Union

5659 Barrett Rd. • Ferndale www.wecu.com 676-1168

Willand’s Tech-Auto

Andgar Corp. 6920 Salashan Pkwy, #A-102 Ferndale 366-9900 www.andgar.com

76 Years


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2014 PROGRESS EDITION nitely in the terrain of Whatcom County.    “It’s where my family still is,” he said. “I had a lot of great teachers up there. That is one of the best small districts in the state.”    The route that took Brady to this point is a bit circuitous. After high school — where he was ASB president and homecoming king — he went to Princeton University in New Jersey. He spent time as a Fulbright Scholar in Honduras, where he founded a small not-forprofit focused on education and youth development in urban slums. The organization was recognized by UNESCO in 2011 as an Organization for Peace. For four years until his legislative appointment, Walkinshaw was back in Seattle with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation heading up development efforts in Brazil and Africa.    Matt Galley, Brady’s former coach and teacher at NVHS, says he wasn’t surprised in the least to hear that this alum, just 12 years away from his Pioneers mantle, is now in the state Legislature.    “He really was a different kind of kid in terms of his understanding of the big picture,” Galley said.    A broader perspective of things came to Brady Walkinshaw via his parents. His father, Charlie, is the founder of Experience International, an agriculture-related nonprofit run from the family Cabrant Road property. His mother, Vicki, an immigrant from Cuba years ago, oversees English language learners in

the Nooksack district.    In fact, Brady spent a year abroad, in Costa Rica with his family midway through high school.    Walkinshaw was in sports — including baseball with Galley as coach — and he remembers plenty of the typical high-energy experiences of being a kid with friends, such as hiking, go-karting and just “driving around.”    Yet he could take on projects very seriously too. Galley recalls that a food drive organized by Brady in leadership class raised three or four times the normal amount, propelled by his enthusiasm.    “He was just a really driven kid and a really goal-oriented kid,” Galley said.    His mother says that Brady did indeed show his political bent at an early age, 4 or 5 — organizing books on the floor about states and naming his first dog George Washington.    On the personal side, “Brady was always really genuine, very compassionate, and fun. He really stands up for what is right,” she said.    There was something the homefolks didn’t know about him back then, though: Brady was gay.    Walkinshaw says in a January KUOW story that it wasn’t until he got to the different environment of New Jersey that he realized he had an option in orientation and “saw other people who were positive role models for me.”

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Brady Walkinshaw receives congratulations after his first sponsored bill was passed on Feb. 11. (Courtesy photo/Washington State House Democrats)    It so happens that the seat he occupies in the House has been held by a gay man since 1987, first Cal Anderson, then Pedersen and Murray.    Walkinshaw said the experience of his first 30 days in the Legislature has been “wonderful.” He serves on judiciary, transportation and higher education committees, and on Feb. 11 saw his first sponsored bill

pass the House. It allows community colleges to award honorary baccalaureate degrees.    He was already familiar with his Capitol Hill neighborhood since his paternal grandparents lived there, he said, and during his time with the Gates Foundation he also got involved with a number of community See Walkinshaw on C7

2014 Progress Report Celebrating Years in Business 76 Years

74 Years

70 Years

69 Years

68 Years

Ferndale Ready Everson Auction Market LLC Mix & Gravel Inc.

Vander Giessen Nursery

Lynden Sheet Metal Inc.

Curt Maberry Farm

401 E. Grover St. Lynden 354-3097

837 Evergreen St. • Lynden 354-3991

729 Loomis Trail Rd. • Lynden www.curtmaberryfarm.com 354-4504

144 River Rd. Lynden 354-1410

7291 Everson Goshen Rd. Everson 966-3271

68 Years

67 Years

67 Years

66 Years

65 Years

Americold 406 2nd St. Lynden 354-2138

65 Years

Larson Gross CPAs & Consultants Lynden • Bellingham Burlington 734-4280

Northwest Propane LLC 8450 Depot Rd. • Lynden 5494 Barrett Rd. • Ferndale www.nwpropane.net 354-4471

64 Years

Kulshan Veterinary Hospital PLLC 8880 Benson Rd. • Lynden 354-5095

Hinton Motors 8139 Guide Meridian Lynden www.hintonmotors.com 354-2129

62 Years

Meridian Equipment

Ferndale Dental Clinic Dr. Braden G. Miller, Dr. Ronald D. Dahl,

5946 Guide Meridian Bellingham 398-2141

Dr. Anthony A. Gardiner, Dr. Richard V. Tucker

61 Years

60 Years

Les Schwab Ferndale

VanderPol & Maas Inc.

1731 LaBounty Dr. Ferndale 380-4660

228 Bay Lyn Dr. Lynden 354-3000

100+ years of Experience 384-1271

Wagter’s Automotive Service

8747 Northwood Rd. • Lynden 354-2500


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Freeze-drying plant going into idle Ferndale industrial spot Company plans to process local berries this year at former meat packing facility By Mark Reimers news@ferndalerecord.com

American Freeze Dry intends to begin operating out of the former Portal Way meat packing building in June. (Mark Reimers/Ferndale Record)

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Ferndale’s Portal Way entrance is getting a new tenant with big plans for participating in the local berry industry.    American Freeze Dry, located at 6025 Portal Way, intends to be operational in the former meat packing building by June or July of this year.    Gord Cheema, company president, said the business is a perfect fit for the local industry.    Cheema’s company is currently retro-


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2014 PROGRESS EDITION fitting the 50,000-square-foot facility formerly operated by Ferndale Meat LLC. The conversion to freeze-drying processes will take up every bit of the large building, he said.    Cheema’s last corporate position was with the Canadian company Fraser Valley Packers, a large-scale berry processor based in Abbotsford. He sold his stock in that company just over two years ago. However, he still owns berry farms of his own on both sides of the border.    The plan for the Ferndale facility, Cheema said, is to provide the best of what the North American market can offer: quality berries along with high food safety and quality processing.    The freeze drying market is currently heavily influenced by Chinese processors, Cheema said. That means quality standards and food safety are hard to guarantee for local growers who want to freeze-dry part of their harvest.    “Health and safety standards are what sells product on this continent. We think we can compete with (China),” Cheema said.    North American food safety standards are just a start, however. Cheema said he is also confident that his drying process will be the best available, retaining 99 percent of the fruit’s nutritional value.    The conversion process has been intense, Cheema said, a process led by his

chief technology officer Bob Denk. That’s mainly because of the length of time the former meat-packing facility has been idle and the high food quality standards required.    However, the location right next to the Interstate 5 Portal Way exit couldn’t be better, Cheema said, providing easy access to Canadian, Seattle and Eastern Washington growers and markets. The close proximity of ocean ports is also a big plus.    Cheema emphasized that his new facility will be designed to complement local berry packers, not compete with them, by adding value to their product lines. Cheema will simultaneously be a potential customer of local fresh and frozen berry producers.    “First and foremost, I’m also a berry grower,” Cheema said. “We need to get as many products out there as possible utilizing our local berries.”    Cheema said he doesn’t know of any other region that can grow such a high quality berry product and also process at such a high standard of safety.    The American Freeze Dry plant will initially employ about 30 people. Eventually, full production will require a higher level of staffing, as Cheema has plans for a round-the-clock operation.    For more information about American Freeze Dry, visit www.freezedry.us.

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Walkinshaw: Considers civil rights, social justice

Continued from C5 groups. That included the Democratic Party organization of the 43rd District, recruiting new precinct committee officers.    Somewhere along the way last summer, as Murray was running, Brady decided that he would like to pursue the political realm himself. He beat out two other candidates to win, and he intends to run in the fall to keep his legislative seat.    Walkinshaw told KUOW he looks at is-

sues “through a civil rights and social justice lens,” and he lists higher education, transportation, women’s reproductive rights and immigrant rights as his top priorities.   Footnote: The 98-person state House of Representatives now has four members who graduated from north Whatcom schools: Rep. Jason Overstreet, R-Lynden, 1992 Lynden High School; Rep. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim, 1993 Meridian; Rep. Vincent Buys, R-Lynden, 1997 Lynden Christian; and Brady Walkinshaw, D-Seattle, 2002 Nooksack Valley.

2014 Progress Report Celebrating Years in Business 58 Years

Dutch Treat Restaurant

58 Years Overhead Door

56 Years

55 Years Westside

54 Years

Charlie’s Auto Body

Building Supply

Bromley’s Market

206 3rd St. Lynden 354-2003

202 Ohio St. • Bellingham Est. 1921 in Hartford, IN 734-5960

901 Evergreen St. Lynden 354-2172

8353 Guide Meridian Lynden 354-5617

315 Cherry St. Sumas 988-4721

54 Years

52 Years

52 Years

51 Years

50 Years

New York Life Insurance 517 Liberty St. Lynden 354-4433

50 Years

Dodsen’s IGA Market Inc. 3705 Mt. Baker Hwy • Everson 592-5351

Fairway Cafe

Mt. Baker Fireplace Shop

Vavra Auto Body

Z Recyclers Inc.

1273 Sunset Ave. • Bellingham 676-1383

411 Nooksack Ave. Nooksack 966-4444

6129 Guide Meridian Lynden 734-5986

49 Years

49 Years

48 Years

48 Years

1677 Mt. Baker Hwy • Bellingham www.marrsheating.com • 734-4455

910 W. Front St. • Sumas 988-9631

205 Liberty St. Lynden 354-4277

3455 Alm Rd. Everson 966-4142

1726 Front St. Lynden 318-1302

Marr’s Heating & Air Conditioning

Valley Plumbing & Electric

Van Loo’s Auto Service

Edwards Draperies


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Big makeover for Lynden YMCA Around $100,000 worth of new equipment recently brought into the Drayton Street location By Braulio Perez sports@lyndentribune.com

Lynden High School friends LaKrista Buckley and Ana Laura Rodriguez work out on the new Matrix units. (Calvin Bratt/Lynden Tribune)

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We Take Care Steve Alexander, MD Hannah Bujak, MD Oliver Bujak, MD Margaret Burden, MD Robin Caldwell, MD Karen Goodman, ARNP John Gunningham, MD Larry Hartwell, MD John Hiemstra, DO Bruce Pederson, MD Teresa Reiger, ARNP Sarah Stewart, ARNP

Lynden Family Medicine and Birch Bay Family Medicine are dedicated to meeting the medical needs of the north Whatcom County community. The Physicians are all Diplomats of the American Board of Family Medicine, and our Nurse Practitioners are nationally certified in the specialty of family medicine. As family physicians and practitioners, they serve people in several areas of expertise, including pregnancy care, women’s health care, health care for children, adult medicine, care of the elderly and minor surgery. We are two local clinics making community connections for compassionate and coordinated care. For more information about Family Care Network clinics and locations visit familycarenetwork.com.

Lynden Family Medicine

1610 Grover Street, Suite D-1, Lynden • (360) 354-1333

Birch Bay Family Medicine 8097 Harborview Rd., Blaine • (360) 371-5855

When members of the Lynden YMCA walk into the Drayton Street building, it doesn’t take long to see the changes that are afoot. First off, you immediately spot a brand-new bench press located in the first room to the right of the entrance.    Then, when you walk into the main weight room, 16 new Matrix pieces of equipment are on display, with patrons of the facility eager to use them.    “A lot of people have been extremely thankful to see all of the changes,” said Lynda Clark, longtime secretary and administrative specialist. “This is exciting. I’ve been here a long time and to see all the new things come into the weight room and the smiles on people’s faces has been great.”


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2014 PROGRESS EDITION    All those smiles for the new equipment can be directed in large part to Dan Powell. The first-year CEO of the parent Whatcom Family YMCA organization arrived to the area back in September and began his work to see improvements made around the county.   This includes the much-needed makeover at the Lynden and all of the new equipment. Several of the old machines, which were made in the 1980s, were breaking down and needed constant repair. In early February, the new Matrix machines were brought in.    “I believe it was around $100,000 for all of it,” Powell said. “It’s not cheap. That’s equipment that is considered state-ofthe-art right now. We brought in 16 selectorized pieces. It’s top of the line for legs, arms, chest and more. We have equipment now that allows for people to get full-body workouts.”    “There’s some more we would still like to do, but we will approach it as the budget allows. The biggest need was to improve the equipment in there and I’m glad we were able to do that.”    As Powell said, though, that’s not where the improvements will stop. More positives will arrive to the Lynden Y, but he wants to hear from the community about what some of those changes might be.

   “We are looking at how we can better serve the Lynden community,” Powell said. “We want to partner with organizations, schools and city government. We will partner with anyone to be able to be a resource for better living and youth development.”    The City of Lynden owns the Y building, whose pool portion was an outdoor one before being covered in 1979. The city is responsible for building maintenance.    One organization Powell said he hopes to partner up with is the Lynden Boys & Girls Club, which can also boast a new top person. It’s someone Dan is quite familiar with.    Heather Powell, Dan’s wife, took over as CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County back in November and the two hope to continue to nurture the relationship of both organizations moving forward.    “The Boys & Girls Club has a role here that we don’t want to tread on,” Dan said. “They run a lot of great programs, but if there’s an opportunity to provide something that isn’t there now, we’ll explore that.    “One of the things the Boys & Girls Club doesn’t have is a large facility. Here at this location (Lynden YMCA) we have the pool and the gym. There’s a lot of opportunities for collaboration there.”    As for Heather, she also plans on

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Left: CEO Dan Powell has high goals for the development of the Lynden YMCA. Right: Heather Powell hopes to receive a lot of feedback from members of the community for the Boys & Girls Club. (Braulio Perez/Lynden Tribune) bringing some changes to the Boys & Girls Club and similar to Dan, she wants to hear from the people.    “We want to speak with the entire county about what the needs are,” Heather said. “We want to develop a strategic work plan with feedback from the community. We want the citizens to tell us what they need and we’ll respond to that need.”

   Heather added that she and members of her staff have been holding community roundtables throughout Whatcom County to help gain feedback.    “By the time we hit June, we’ll have wrapped up about 12 of them (roundtables),” Heather said. “The plan is to get going this summer and early fall with our work plan to get moving on.”

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Steady growth for Cloud 9 Sports LC boys hoops coach Roger DeBoer successful also off the hardwood By Braulio Perez sports@lyndentribune.com

Roger DeBoer pulls double duty as coach of the Lynden Christian High School boys' basketball team and as coowner of Cloud 9 Sports. (Braulio Perez/Lynden Tribune)

   When Lynden Christian boys basketball coach Roger DeBoer stands at the LC bench directing plays to his team, you can see the passion on his face. Filled with energy, DeBoer will often deliver his famous fist pump to celebrate a big play from the Lyncs.    What some don’t know about DeBoer, though, is that his passion is not limited to the basketball court. He’s also a businessman and has found much success in that arena.    DeBoer, a Lynden native, is co-owner of Cloud 9 Sports, one of the top clothing and gear distributors in Whatcom County. When you see a team in the Northwest Conference in jerseys on game nights, or walking around in team sweaters or pants, chances are Cloud 9 Sports helped acquire those products.

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   “We’re more of the facilitators and act almost like the middle man,” DeBoer said. “Basically teams come into our office, or place orders online, and we make sure they get the designs and logos they want, get it sent off to the embroiderers and make sure it gets shipped to them. We’re big on the order fulfillment aspect.”    DeBoer makes it sound easy, but it’s definitely a lot of hard work. It’s also something he’s been doing, in addition to coaching top 1A state basketball teams, since 1999, when the company first opened up in the Seattle area.    Before DeBoer returned to Lynden in 2008, he had spent 19 years as the basketball coach of Seattle Christian. In 1999 he decided to open Cloud 9 and things took off shortly after.    “At that point I was still a teacher and coach at Seattle Christian,” DeBoer said with a smile. “A few years later, we became

more serious about it and between 2003 and 2007, things just took off for us. I was basically working two full-time jobs. It was 2007 when I left the teaching world and focused on the company.”    One year later, DeBoer and his family moved back to Lynden and he brought Cloud 9 Sports with him, setting up in Bender Plaza. It was a bit of a stressful idea, DeBoer admits, but one that proved to pay off in the end.    “It’s been unbelievable,” DeBoer said. “We’re in a unique situation here where we’re in a small community and we came from the big city. We thought people might be a little apprehensive, but that hasn’t been the case.    “At our Lynden location alone, we’ve probably tripled our business over the last four years. It’s been huge. A lot of the inSee Cloud 9 on C12

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Cloud 9 Sports sponsors several teams in the Curt Maberry Memorial 3-on3 Basketball Tournament, part of the annual Raspberry Festival. (Braulio Perez/ Lynden Tribune)

Continued from C11 crease has been from corporate businesses coming in for products. I think, to start out, people thought we only helped supply jerseys, but we do much more than that.”   DeBoer said teaming up with Sportsworld, and Jesse Weg, was a huge help after arriving back in the county.    “Jesse is very talented and some of the things he’s able to do design-wise are incredible,” DeBoer said. “Sportsworld has been here forever and to be able to join forces with them has been a blessing.”      Some of the local businesses DeBoer said he and his staff have worked with include Management Services Northwest, Edaleen Dairy, Northwest Propane, Northwest Professional Services and Vander Griend Lumber.    The hope is to continue to build those relationships with local businesses and schools.    “As part of our goal of Cloud 9 Sports, we just want to be plugged into the community,” DeBoer said. “Finding new and different ways is important. We’ve had an ongoing relationship with the Northwest Conference and we work with the majority of the schools in the district.”    In addition, DeBoer said he continues to build communication with clients in Seattle and outside of the state.    “We take care of King’s High School, Cascade Christian, Mariner High School, Mountlake Terrace and others,” DeBoer

said. “A majority of their purchases, as far as uniforms and gear, are Adidas. Because of that, we need to be involved and communicate with them and be on campus.    “Our biggest client is actually Point Guard College, which is a top basketball camp based in Missouri City, Texas. We do all the gear for them and we actually were put in contact with them through Lynden Christian graduate Tyler Coston. We got a good quote on the deal nationally and we’ve been their vendor for the past seven years.”    In 2013 alone, DeBoer estimated that Point Guard College purchased about $250,000 worth of goods through Cloud 9. On the year, DeBoer said, Cloud 9 Sports had total sales of $3.9 million through all of its reps, with $1.3 million coming out of the Lynden office.    “Right now, we’re in the top 15 nationally for Adidas dealers,” DeBoer said with pride. “We’re the largest in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. With that, when there’s a desire for a school to become a national Adidas school, which is the smaller version of what colleges do, we’re the facilitation dealer to make that happen.”    With all of his success and hard work, DeBoer admits he’s seen his fair share of long hours.    “We had times before basketball started where we had 30-40 teams that were expecting their hoodies, practice gear and jerseys,” DeBoer said. “Between Nov. 1 and Christmas, we figured we did over 400 orders.    “We didn’t sleep much during that

Roger DeBoer coached the Lynden Christian High School Basketball team to a 1A state championship in 2012. (Braulio Perez/Lynden Tribune) time. We were looking at 100-hour weeks for about five straight weeks.”    Although things can get hectic, DeBoer hopes Cloud 9 Sports continues to make steady progress down the road.    “We want growth,” DeBoer said. “But, we want it in different ways. The vision we have for Cloud 9 Sports is to add a few people and spread the responsibilities out. Our goal is to get to $2.5 million or $3 million as

part of our 10-year plan. We want to gradually do it and not too quickly.    “Tripling a business in four years is not healthy. From a family perspective, I want to focus on being a good husband, father and community member. I also want to pay attention to my passion, which is coaching. At the end of the day, we want to get bigger, but at the same time. I’ve also got to assess what my priorities are.”


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Edaleen continues to grow retail brand; expect cream as the next expansion point Lynden-based dairy to open fourth retail outlet in Blaine this summer By Tim Newcomb tim@lyndentribune.com

The Lynden Edaleen retail outlet, which opened in December 2012, has put a focus back on ice cream for the local dairy processor. (Tim Newcomb/Lynden Tribune)

North Whatcom County’s favorite ice cream — and for much of Canada too, seemingly — sits poised for a transition. But first Edaleen must finish up its already aggressive retail plans while continually churning out milk from 1,600 cows.    Edaleen has faced change in recent years and met it head-on.    “We are doing well and life is as good as it can be,” said Mitch Moorlag, Edaleen general manager. With that success realized, the Lynden-grown company is willing to meet challenge again. And again.    Life for one of the nation’s largest independent milk producers and processors, owned by Ed and Aileen Brandsma, took an unexpected turn about six years ago when

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Mitch Moorlag    It took Edaleen some time to find “our happy medium,” as Moorlag calls it, but it is now able to sustain a comfortable level of production while employing 90 full-time at three retail stores, the North Prairie Road farm and the Guide Meridian Road production facility.    In the process, Edaleen has realized a few things. The relationship between Edaleen and giant processor Darigold has evolved to the point where Edaleen sells Darigold a small percentage of surplus skim milk and will seasonally purchase cream to balance its ice cream production needs.    “We worked hard to build those relationships,” Moorlag said. “The plant managers work on a give-and-take so both have benefit.”    Along the way also came a newfound focus on retail. The bulk — half, really — of Edaleen’s milk still goes to 7-Eleven stores in Washington and Oregon, but a handful of other distributors send the milk throughout the Pacific Northwest, includ-

ing Bellingham’s Winco store. With a set amount of milk each month — and no room for growth because of the USDA limits — Edaleen realized going straight to the customer with the remainder of its product simply made sense.    The small retail outlet on Guide Meridian Road near the Canadian border had always drawn Canadian traffic, so Edaleen opened a second retail store in Sumas two years ago and then a Lynden store on Grover Street in December 2012. Edaleen will open a fourth store, on Peace Portal Drive in Blaine, this summer.    “Our stores are definitely our focus,” Moorlag said. “We get that immediate customer interaction, with both positive and negative feedback on what they’re looking for. Other than healthy cows making good milk, that is really what our focus is.”    The Blaine store will follow in the mold of the Guide and Sumas stores, with a focus on milk, milk and milk. Canadian customers can average 10 gallons per cart, Moorlag said, so simply having the quantity to keep up with that demand proves key at Guide, in Sumas and likely in Blaine. But the intown Lynden store had a different focus, giving Edaleen a place to expand and bring the brand into the community.    While there’s still a focus on milk — the Lynden store sells half of what the Sumas or Guide ones do — Moorlag said customer service, a throwback ice cream shop feel and a place for the community to gather were all just as important.    “It is rare to walk in there and not see a neighbor and chat with a neighbor,” Moorlag said. “After a big Lynden or Lynden Christian game, to go in there and see young kids to high schoolers to adults having ice cream and chatting, it is an evening coffee shop.”    While roughly 75 percent of all Edaleen’s business is milk, nearly 25 percent is ice cream, a product not subject to the Class I limits. Edaleen also produces whipped cream, buttermilk, half-and-half, chocolate milk, strawberry milk and a couple of small juice lines. But it is the ice cream side of the business that shows the most potential.    Already Edaleen is making custom ice cream mixes it sells to novelty ice cream shops, allowing places such as Acme Ice

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to build some new infrastructure to expand our ice cream.”    After all, if Edaleen has its way, its ice cream will be a favorite for folks well beyond north Whatcom County. More change    Roughly two years ago, Edaleen also employed Andgar to install an anaerobic digester on the property, which takes the methane from cow waste and turns it into sellable electric power. The remaining waste is a fiber solid, which can be reused in cow bedding, eliminating the need for sawdust. “It made the circle smaller for us,” Moorlag said.

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2014 PROGRESS EDITION providing for my family,” he said last week, finding time at a Cordata house construction site, “so that my children will have a better future than I. That’s my prayer and that’s why I decided to go to school.”    While he is working in plumbing for Valley, Eze (pronounced ee-ZAY) is earning his HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) certificate at BTC in order to add to his all-around skill set.    Now he’s being recognized for all that dedication.    The college has chosen Eze for a Transforming Lives award nomination recognizing students who overcome significant barriers to achieve their higher education goals.    “Fidelis’ story is a prime example of what our college aims to provide its students — the opportunity to succeed in attaining a living-wage career. He reflects the best of our future by illustrating where commitment to excellence and achievement can take you,” said college president Dr. Patricia McKeown in a press release.    His story really goes much deeper.    About 36, Eze was born in Cameroon, Africa, and his mother and siblings still live in Nigeria. As a young man he became involved with Youth With A Mission, working first in a rehabilitiation

Lynden Tribune | Wednesday, February 19, 2014 | Ferndale Record center in the Cape Verde islands off West Africa and later at Kona, Hawaii.    He came to Lynden in 2002 and, through work with several companies, learned basic plumbing. But he also experienced being out of work for months at a time.    Eze said he seeks to know more of the technical aspects of being a tradesman and so the training at BTC appealed to him.    “For me, going to school is a big step. I would like to learn more,” he said.    He expects to graduate from the BTC program this spring.    Meanwhile, he stays busy in the heavy demand for residential construction happening right now off Tremont Avenue on the far north end of Bellingham. EverKept Construction of Lynden is a major builder there, with Valley subcontracted.    “We’d be stuck without Fidelis,” said Tim Kredit, a site manager. “He is a good man and a good plumber. He is a good Christian example on the job site.”    That gets Fidelis talking, too, on how he fits all the parts of his busy life together. His 7-year-old son is at Fisher Elementary School and his 4-year-old daughter goes to the Gingerbread House preschool.    “I want my children to have a good

education,” he said.    “I’m a missionary. God sent me to the United States. That’s why I am here. Wherever I go, Christ is the center. If I am working and someone is having a difficult time, I will look for one-on-one time with them and try to talk to them and pray with them. There are so many ways to preach the gospel.”    “I do my job right for the company and if the company stays busy, I have a job,” he summarized.    Of the award, which he just found out about, Fidelis said, “I don’t think I did anything different.” He sees God’s leading in it, adding, “It’s a very good encouragement to me to continue. With God, all things are possible.”    The award nomination is to the Trustees Association of Community and Technical Colleges.    In the press release, Eze credits Malcolm Oliver, BTC director and counselor, with encouraging his additional training. He also is thankful for the staff and for financial aid given.    “What I’ve learned is to know what you want and go for it,” Eze says. “There will always be challenges in life, but knowing what you want and opening yourself up for advise will help. Keep focused and think of a better tomorrow.”

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First Reformed Church focuses on community Lead pastor Ryan Bajema started as youth pastor in 2002, worked up to set congregation's vision By Brent Lindquist reporter@lyndentribune.com

For more than a decade, Ryan Bajema has been a familiar face on the staff of Lynden’s First Reformed Church.    “I started here at First Reformed in July of 2002,” he said. “I was hired fresh out of school. I was just graduating from Trinity Western with my Christianity and Culture degree up there and didn’t really know where I was going to land.”    Bajema, a 1997 graduate of Lynden Christian High School, was offered the position of youth pastor at First Reformed that summer, and he served in that capacity for four years.    “I really had no aspirations for any-

thing in ministry beyond that,” he said. “During that time, I felt the call that maybe there would be more.”    To begin pursuing more, Bajema entered the master of divinity program at Trinity Western’s ACTS Seminaries, all in Langley, B.C. He spent six years working part-time towards his M.Div. degree. During that time, he became the associate pastor of First Reformed. He completed his master’s and became the lead pastor of the church in 2008.    “The church was healthy in a lot of ways, and there were a lot of great things happening,” Bajema said. “It was very inward-focused.”    Bajema said that the biggest transition during this time with First Reformed so far has been a change in that focus.    “I think the biggest change that I’ve tried to be a part of has been making this transition as a church and saying that it’s not about us,” Bajema said. “It’s about this community in which we live. There are a lot of people who don’t yet know Jesus.”    Making that change has involved being very intentional about reaching

people who don’t fit into the typical, stereotypical mold that many Lyndenites fit into. The church has hired a Vietnamese pastor who has been instrumental in reaching Asian students at Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University. Both at the church and in the community, First Reformed has tried to build a diversity in the types and methodologies of reaching out.    First Reformed has partnered with Water’s Edge, a Reformed Church in America church plant at Birch Bay, along with a church planter in Belling- Ryan Bajema ham.    “It’s about building relationships with people founding churches around the county,” Bajema said. “And with that, one of my greatest heart hopes is to see

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FastCap draws heavy hitters to Ferndale Sparkling lean facility a showcase for other corporations By Mark Reimers news@ferndalerecord.com

The new FastCap building has gone up off Pacific Highway in the past half year. The product made by FastCap is a self-adhesive covercap designed for covering screw holes on the interior of cabinets or furniture. FastCap, founded by Paul Akers in 1997, now has over 2,700 distributors worldwide, and new products keep being developed. (Mark Reimers/Ferndale Record)

Not many hosts ask their guests to clean the toilets as soon as they arrive. But Paul Akers does it 24 times per year and his guests happily oblige.    That number is no accident. It’s the maximum number of times Akers is willing to lead corporate tours of his new manufacturing facility on Pacific Highway.    And there are strings attached.    Before a CEO or company president steps in the door of Akers’ facility, he or she has already agreed to a complete buy-in of the Lean principles on display in the FastCap plant.    So cleaning toilets shouldn’t be a problem. Akers does it himself and it’s not worth taking important people through his plant if they aren’t committed to his vision for American manufacturing — a top-to-bottom lean system in which everyone takes ownership and pride in their work.    “We are trying to change the world,” Akers said matter-of-factly. Where else than at his plant, he said, can workers be found taking as much fulfillment and pride in the work they do?    The demand is there. He has already had Amazon visit Ferndale multiple times. He is currently negotiating a possible visit by General Electric.

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2014 PROGRESS EDITION    “I get three speaking and tour requests a day and I can’t accommodate the current demand or I would never get anything done,” Akers said.    The requirements for each factory tour are stiff:     • CEO must be present.     • Clean FastCap’s toilets.     • Read Akers’ book.     • Watch at least 20 of Akers’ lean videos with the team prior to the visit.     • Be committed to transforming the culture of a company to a lean model in one year.     • Make 50 improvement videos in the first year.     • Set up a public YouTube channel to share with the world what has been learned.     • Have other businesses tour that business within one year of its tour of FastCap (pay it forward).    While Akers’ Ferndale plant is still not completely full, it is already an impressive example of an operation rooted in lean business principles, a subject on which he has become a recognized expert and consultant.    “We want to be a laboratory of lean,” he said back in July. “Or goal is to be the best lean company in the world. We are just trying to find more elegant ways to perform work and make it enjoyable.”    Elegance starts with clean. The shiny concrete floors look clean enough to eat off of. No tile or carpet (that would be too fancy), but they will be clean.    Even more striking is the entry of the building: Visitors might wonder if they are in the right place because there are no offices up front. Instead, is a collection of stand-up desks that can be wheeled around. Everything is on wheels — including employees, who use a collection of Razor scooters to fly across the factory floor.    The only interior walls in the entire 50,000-square-foot facility are reserved for the bathrooms.    That means the showroom seamlessly merges with the factory floor, making you wonder if the showroom saw rigs are tools that get used on site.    Walls, according to Akers, are the enemy of quality.

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The building’s interior is without walls and the work area relies mostly on natural lighting. (Mark Reimers/Ferndale Record)    “Walls tell lies,” Akers said.    Walls would also break up one of the critical facets of lean processes: a seamless manufacturing flow minimizing inefficiency and waste.    In most cases, products are manufactured in self-contained cells — so as to facilitate good communication between workers involved.    Some linear-style processes have crept in, however, due to the uniqueness of those particular products.    In the world of lean, individual employees are allowed, even empowered and challenged, to make changes to their process. Each day is supposed to bring an improvement of some sort to the work space or job process.    Some of the most significant innovations have literally been hard-wired into the new building.    The newer forklifts can fly down narrow aisles with just inches of space to spare thanks to a wire guidance system within the floor. But that doesn’t stop operator Robert Gault from improving his ability to guide the lift into the aisle using manual markings of

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his own.    The facility, built by Ferndale’s Pioneer Post Frame, features hundreds of stylish upper windows that bathe the work environment in natural light. The building’s smart lighting can then sense the level of ambient light and automatically adjust the levels of LED lighting.    “There aren’t any light switches in here,” Akers said.    The only piece of lighting seemingly out of place is a unique circular chandelier in the center of the building. That’s because it was a gift from the P.F. Chang’s restaurant chain after FastCap helped develop the model — the chandelier uses paper-thin, interlocking, wood panels to defuse light.    The heating system is very carefully controlled and augmented by giant ceiling fans. Shop-style doors can be opened to allow outdoor air in if necessary.    Stereo speakers are installed throughout, pumping out a constant stream of classical music.    But it isn’t about the shiny new facility for Akers. That’s because changing the world starts with changing the lives of his own em-

ployees by giving them the best opportunity to succeed.    “See that?” Akers said, pointing to a young man working a process. “He’s so young, but he is thinking like an engineer. Our people get a lot of satisfaction out of this.”    For more information about FastCap, visit www.FastCap.com.

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Cadets stay true to their values Organization has changed little since taking root in Whatcom County By Brent Lindquist reporter@lyndentribune.com

The Calvinist Cadet Corps has been in existence since 1952 for boys and now boasts more than 600 clubs throughout North America. Several of those clubs exist in Whatcom County.    Sixty-two years is a long time for an organization to exist, but a number of local Cadet leaders haven’t seen much change in the program since they became involved with it. In fact, they see that as part of the organization’s success.   Different churches have different Cadet traditions, and that’s evident when comparing the Monday-night meetings that occur weekly in Lynden.    Last week Monday, for instance, Second Christian Reformed Church’s cadets, led by Paul Dalla Santa, kicked off their meeting with a spirited game of Gaga-Ball, a club staple. Sonlight Church began by gathering and handing out merit badges, along with a Bible reading by group leader Jeff Timmer. First CRC held a game night, with Cadets’ mothers invited to attend.    Dalla Santa has been a Cadet coun-

A cadre of Sonlight Cadets hit the books at their Monday night meeting. (Brent Lindquist/Lynden Tribune)

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2014 PROGRESS EDITION selor for about 15 years. He began before his boys were old enough to join, and he quit for a few years when they were of age.    “You want your kids to have other men in their lives who aren’t you,” he said. “I wasn’t my own kids’ counselor.”    Marlin Hendricks, also a leader at Second CRC, has been at it for about 40 years. He has served as a head counselor, and he is qualified as a regional training coordinator for lower British Columbia to Seattle.    Hendricks and Dalla Santa said the Calvinist Cadet Corps has stayed very much the same throughout their years of involvement with it. Rather, the change and growth is seen largely in the kids who are positively affected as Cadets.    “You develop relationships,” Hendricks said. “One of my first Cadets, Jacob Steiger, is the chairman of the Lynden Christian School Board, and his youngest kid is just finishing Cadets.”    “My boys still have two or three men in their life (from Cadets) who they just love to see and love to hang around with. They can ask them any question,” Dalla Santa said. “That’s enduring.”    The activities undertaken by Cadet groups vary widely, from bike rides

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to hikes and welding to chemistry. New merit badges are added every once in a while, but classic mainstays such as axemanship, fire-building and camp cooking remain favorites.    For local leaders, Cadets is about the experiences shared and relationships built with youngsters over the years.    “We take a 20-mile bike ride,” Hendricks said. “Most kids can’t imagine riding 20 miles, and yet, you get on a bike and ride 20 miles, and they say, ‘Hey, that only took two hours.’ It really stretches you and opens up new opportunities.”    About 10 years ago, Hendricks began leading a group of young Hispanic boys. Second CRC had a few extra counselors and some extra room, so the group from Third Christian Reformed Church’s Amor Viviente joined. The current group of kids led by Hendricks are the younger brothers of the ones he originally had a decade ago.    “I really love working with these kids,” Hendricks said. “I have just the Hispanic boys. There’s quite the age range. Mostly it’s divided up by ages, but I’ve got all the Hispanic boys. They’re third through seventh grade, and they See Cadets on C24

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Cadets from First CRC play games with their families. (Brent Lindquist/Lynden Tribune)

prefer it that way. They really look out for each other, and they know each other from school, so it works really well.”    Karl Bosman and Brian Stokes are Cadet counselors at First Christian Reformed Church, and their boys meet each Monday evening just down the street from Second. Both counselors have seen the Calvinist Cadet Corps remain very much the same over their years as counselors.    “The organization has stayed pretty much the same,” Stokes said. “It’s fought those influences from the outside.”    “They’ve stayed pretty consistent over the years,” Bosman said. “They have their own set of bylaws and stuff, and they’ve stayed pretty much true to that. The organization does have a congress at the first of every year, and they go over different merit badges and different items that come up that warrant change or don’t warrant change, and they hash it out and take a vote.”   Bosman and Stokes said that the boys, not the organization, have changed over the years, but the benefits

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to them remain.    “There are a lot more things to keep their focus now,” Stokes said. “When you get them out there, they really enjoy it.”    “A lot of the kids grew up doing the basic merit badges and now we have to teach them how, because most of the kids are city kids,” Bosman said. “But they take to it like a duck to water.”    Sonlight’s Cadets meet on Mondays as well, led by Jeff Timmer.    “The way we do things really hasn’t changed a whole lot,” he said. “It’s good and it’s fun, and the kids do really well with it.”    Timmer said the Sonlight congregation has been involved enough that the Cadets have new leaders coming in every year. As a whole, the organization changes a little from year to year, but, as the other Lynden counselors said, it’s the kids who grow and change.    “We get a few new badges every couple of years, but it is mostly the kids who change,” Timmer said. “The neat part is watching them learn new stuff. You see it clicking.”


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