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Wilson Phillips performs Dec. 14 at the Admiral Theatre in Bremerton. Jeremy Cowart / Courtesy

WILSON PHILLIPS AT THE ADMIRAL BREMERTON — The multiplatinum pop-trio Wilson Phillips takes the stage at the Admiral Theatre on Dec. 14. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 8 p.m. Reserved seating is $40$117, available at www. admiraltheatre.org or (360) 373-6743. Grammy and AMA awardwinners Wilson Phillips first appeared in 1990, flaunting their harmonyrich sound that helped send three singles from their first album — “Hold On,” “Release Me,” and “You’re in Love” — to the top of the Billboard charts. They gained a lot of attention and some new fans when they appeared in the hit film “Bridesmaids,” in which they performed “Hold On.” Chynna Phillips added to her luster as a skilled dancer and endearing competitor on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” while Carnie Wilson increased her fan base as host of “Karaoke USA” and participant on “Celebrity Wife Swap.” The Admiral Theatre ticket office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: www. admiraltheatre.org.

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Olympic High School teenager hit by pickup Girl struck while walking to the school with her brother By WES MORROW staff writer

A 17-year-old Olympic High School girl was struck by a Toyota Tacoma pickup around 7 a.m. Wednesday on Central Valley Road. Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue arrived on scene and transported her to Harrison Medical Center in Silverdale. She was then air-lifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She had broken bones and head trauma, according to Ileana LiMarzi, the public information officer for Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue. According to Susan Gregg at Harborview, the girl arrived at the hospital in serious condition. Gregg said the girl had some injuries she will need to overcome, but she is going to be OK. The girl’s brother, who is also a student at Olympic, was walking with her at the time of the accident. She was struck while using the crosswalk at the

south end of Fairview Junior High by Conifer Drive on Central Valley Road. Joe Camasto lives down the road from Fairview. His daughter attends the school, and the two of them were walking to the junior high just after 7 a.m. Camasto said he told his daughter, “Don’t look. Just keep walking.” “When people drop their kids off and turn around to take off, they forget it’s a school zone,” he said. David Beil, community relations director at Central Kitsap School District, said school at both Fairview and Olympic High School is running as scheduled. According to Beil, the district has counselors on standby for any students or staff who might need them. Beil said the district is awaiting the outcome of the sheriff’s office investigation to look into the cause of the accident and whether lighting and visibility were factors. See TEENAGER, A2

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A Kitsap Sheriff ’s Office deputy investigates the scene Tuesday morning where the Olympic High girl was hit.

WWU looks into Kitsap bachelor’s program By WES MORROW staff writer

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Maddie Cole, 3, checks out her paint brush during the 2012 WinterFest event at the Amy Burnett Gallery in Bremerton Friday.

Bruce Shepherd, Western Washington University president, visited Olympic College’s Poulsbo campus yesterday to discuss the possibility of bringing a bachelor’s degree program to Kitsap County. Shepherd met with Olympic college president, David Mitchell and vice president of instruction, Mary Garguile, as well as North Kitsap business and community leaders. On Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. until around 2 p.m., the focus group met to discuss the possibility of a partnership between Olympic College, Western and the North Kitsap community. This most recent meeting was the second between Western and Kitsap County representatives. The first meeting, in October, included Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson and county commissioners. Steve Swan, Western’s vice president of University Relations, said the session

was an information gathering meeting. Swan said the university wanted to hear what business leaders in the area felt was needed. “We’re just in a stage of doing due diligence to see if what we have to offer is a good match for what we recognize is a potentially underserved area in terms of four year higher education,” Swan said. At the same time as Western is holding meetings, the university is performing a survey to determine if the proper needs and resources are present in the area. Swan said the school will continue to do research before making a commitment either way. According to Swan, if Western feels the needs of the area match up with its goals and resources, the school would like “to make something happen as quickly as possible.” Olympic College president David Mitchell said it all depends on whether Western’s survey finds See BACHELOR’s, A2


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Illahee #427463 $149,000 Well built spotless home on nearly 1/2 acre, in Central Kitsap school district. The home has a large living room that opens up to the kitchen. 3 good sized bedrooms and a one car garage. Tom & Marie Hooker 360-692-6102/360-440-8550

Port Orchard #234790 $335,000 Just reduced by $30,000! 4+ bedrms, 3 baths, 2 kitchens. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Sinclair Inlet from the wrap around deck. Upgraded stainless appliances in main kitchen, granite counter tops, freshly painted & ready for you. Jessica Kennedy 360-509-1284 Port Orchard #374108 $349,900 4 bedrooms with master on the main level, master bath with walk-in closet. Hardwood floors in the kitchen and entry way. Solarium on the main level with views of Seattle and the sound. Joan Wardwell 360-876-9600 Port Orchard #428213 $369,950 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 2 .25 bath country style home on 4.84 acres. Kitchen has breakfast room & formal dining room. 2 car garage also features 36ft RV bay or shop with a finished storage loft. Dana Soyat 360-876-9600 Port Orchard #347838 $395,950 Tranquil views & a private setting are two of the many wonderful feature of this home. The kitchen has an enormous island & miles of counters. Dining room will accommodate large gatherings. Dana Soyat 360-876-9600

Poulsbo #395576 $253,000 Private home on acreage with 3 bdrm/2.5 baths. Close to Bainbridge Island & Poulsbo. Large kitchen, living rm w/a formal dining rm. Lg deck for entertaining & rm to expand gardens. Jet Woelke 360-271-7348 Kingston #398252 $255,000 Private 1/2 acre home with 1892 SF. 3 bdrm/2.5 bath close to downtown. Designer colors throughout. Family room w/propane fireplace, master w/ensuite, attached 2 car garage, large level yard completes this ideal setting. Catherine Arlen 360-340-8186 Hansville #429207 $269,900 Contemporary 3 bdrm/2 bth family & dining rm with 2 car garage. RV and boat parking. Enjoy Driftwood Key amenities of pool, marina, beaches and sports court. Bonnie Chandler 360-779-5205 or 360-509-4949

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Bremerton #381659 $95,000 Sunny & private 2 bdrm, 1.75 bth Craftsman home in fabulous Union Hill Neighborhood. Fenced front yard is perfect for your Victory Garden & covered back deck right off the master bdrm might be the thing for summer BBQ’s. Detached garage & partially finished bsmt. Raven Rayne 360-405-6264

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West Bremerton # 427865 $108,000 A duplex located on a corner lot in the heart of Bremerton. Both units are 2 bdrm/1 bth. They have newer refrigerators & stoves. A new furnace was installed in one of the units. The sewer connections were replaced during this ownership. Tim Thompson & Terry Burns 360-779-5205

Poulsbo #429175 $339,000 Stunning craftsman style 4 bdrm home built in 2003. Original owner home! Like new! Just minutes from Poulsbo, shopping and Central Market. Open floor plan! Slate floored foyer to liv rm w/ french doors to great rm w/cozy gas frpl. Light & bright! Lrg level bkyd. Molly Ells 360-692-6102/360-620-2690

$129,500 Bremerton #409147 Sweet price for a sweet 2 bdrm home, minutes to everything, w/bright kitchen, cove ceilings, pellet stove, & new carpet. Crisply tailored back yard w/ 8 X 12 fully-insulated extra room - perfect for an art studio or pampered pets, garage/shop & plenty of outdoor storage. Rod Blackburn 360-473-0225

Poulsbo #429245 $399,000 Wonderful home located within minutes to Poulsbo, Silverdale & all military bases. This home is 3,865 sq ft w/a wet bar, bonus rm & separate entranced studio. The 5 acre parcel is wooded & shares a driveway w/only one other home for your privacy & seclusion. Plenty of parking in the 3 car gar w/ample parking for a boat or RV. Bill Bailey & Marie Hooker 360-692-6102/206-271-3225

Bremerton #423463 $133,000 History lived in this Hudson Estate Home (of Hot Buttered Rum Batter fame)- in the family over the last 70 years! 4bd home plus 1bd basement apmnt w/workshop & potential! All applncs stay, new carpet up, fresh paint, & new power panel. Kate Wilson 360-620-6830 Bremerton #412789 $139,000 Immaculate Move in Ready Rambler! Not a Short Sale!!! Great price for remodeled kitchen, bath, electrical, plumbing, & heating! Pretty hardwood floors & plaster walls. Nice Mt Rainier & territorial view. Close to shipyard. Kim Stewart 253-225-1752

Poulsbo #428933 $410,000 Sit back and relax on this 1 AC custom Craftsman home. 3 bdrm/2.75 bath features Swedish larch wood flrs, fir trim, radiant heat, gourmet kit w/granite counters. Views of Olympic Mtns. Scott Anderson 360-536-2048

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Silverdale Estates #429355 $79,900 Very impressive 1566 sf, 3 bdrm/2 bth MFG home. Great architectural design w/open arches, shelved ceilings & warm custom colors. Huge kitchen w/island & breakfast nook plus formal dining rm. All appls stay. Lrg walk-in shower w/grab bars & handicap ramp. Gated 55+ community w/many amenities. Close to shopping, restaurant & med facilities. Romelle Gosselin 360-779-5205 or 360-271-0342

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Bremerton #428499 $122,500 Pristine townhome in great central location. 1692 SF, 3bdrm/2.5 bath home w/large master & adjoining bath. Gas fireplace, sprinkler system, fully fenced backyard. 2 car garage w/built-in storage. Doug Hallock 360-271-1315

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“We’re using this as an opportunity to remind drivers to please use extra caution when you’re driving near a school,” Beil said. He also encouraged parents to talk to their kids about pedestrian safety. This marks the second time a teenager has been struck in Kitsap County on the way to school in the last two months. On Oct. 26, 15-year-old Cassidy Ann Holtzman was hit by a car in Port Orchard walking to her bus stop. Holtzman, a South Kitsap High School student, was air-lifted to Harborview and later died of her injuries. In that case, the incident did not occur at a crosswalk.

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there’s enough industry and student demand. If that demand is found, Mitchell thinks a partnership between Olympic College and Western is “very likely.” Olympic College’s Poulsbo campus would be the jumping off point for Western into Kitsap County if the school decides to move into the area. Mitchell said Western hopes to use the Poulsbo campus as a springboard into the west side of Puget Sound. He said the school hopes to serve both the Kitsap and the Olympic peninsulas through Poulsbo. “I think we all look at it as an opportunity to provide more bachelors degrees,” said Jennifer Hayes, Olympic College communications director. Olympic already has an engineering partnership with Washington State University. Olympic College students can take pre-engineering courses, apply to WSU and finish their degree through WSU without leaving the Puget Sound. “One of our goals for the college is to increase the bachelors access here in the peninsula region,” Hayes said. At this point, all parties say they are optimistic about the possibility of Western’s arrival in Kitsap County. If Western deems the Kitsap Peninsula a good fit, it is certain to help Olympic College move closer to its goal of bringing greater baccalaureate access to the west side of the sound.


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Suquamish Tribe get grant funds for salmon By KEVAN MOORE kmoore@soundpublishing.com

The Washington Salmon Recovery Funding Board will award $19.2 million in grants to organizations around the state, including here in Kitsap County, to restore and protect rivers and other waterways in an effort to bring salmon back from the brink of extinction. The Suquamish Tribe will receive $25,000 from the state and contribute $4,425 to remove wood that has accumulated for the past century from 1.5 acres at Doe-Kag-Wats marsh to improve marsh conditions. Doe-Kag-Wats is on the Port Madison Indian Reservation about 1.5 miles east of Indianola in north Kitsap County “These grants are very important in Washington,” said Don “Bud” Hover, chair of the state funding board. “They give local groups the money they need to fix the rivers,

estuaries and bays in their communities and they put local people to work.” Grant recipients will use the money to reconnect rivers and streams, remove barriers that prevent salmon from migrating and replant riverbanks to shade and cool the water, creating places for salmon to reproduce, feed, rest and hide from predators. The Doe-Kag-Wats project includes removing cut logs, other pieces of wood and any wood that didn’t fall down with a root wad attached. Removing the wood is expected to allow more native marsh plants and shrubs to establish, increase the amount of tidal water exchanged with Port Madison Bay, and increase the amount of food that salmon eat and places for them to rest. A secondary goal is to document and evaluate the benefits and risks of removing the wood as a restoration strategy in estuarine marshes in Puget Sound. The marsh is used

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by Puget Sound Chinook salmon, which are listed as threatened with extinction under the federal Endangered Species Act, as well as chum, coho and pink salmon and coastal cutthroat trout. Recent Oregon studies showed that every $1 million spent on watershed restoration results in 15-33 new or sustained jobs, $2.2 million to $2.5 million in total economic activity, and that 80 percent of grant money is spent in the county where the project was located. Using the Oregon study formula, these new grants are estimated to provide more than 280 jobs during the next four years and more than $48 million in economic activity as grant

recipients hire contractors, crews, and consultants to design and build projects, including field crews to restore riparian and shoreline areas. Salmon populations in Washington have been declining for generations. As Washington grew and built its cities and towns, it destroyed many of the places salmon need to live. In 1991, the federal government declared the first salmon, Snake River sockeye, as endangered. By the end of that decade, populations had dwindled so much that salmon and bull trout were listed as threatened or endangered in three-quarters of the state. Those listings set off a series of activities including the formation of the

Salmon Recovery Funding Board to oversee the investment of state and federal funds for salmon recovery. Local watershed groups, called lead entities, are local consortiums that include tribes, local governments, nonprofits and citizens all working together to spearhead local salmon recovery efforts. They encourage and review project proposals and make decisions about which projects to forward to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board for funding. The projects are based on regional salmon recovery plans, which are approved by the federal government. Individual projects are reviewed by regional salmon recovery organizations and the Salmon Recovery Funding Board’s techni-

cal review panel to make sure each project will help recover salmon in the most cost-effective manner. “This process of local groups identifying what needs to be fixed in their communities to improve salmon populations and developing recovery plans that are approved by the federal government has served as a powerful example of successful salmon recovery implementation on the West Coast,” Hover said. “This process ensures that we fund the projects that the local citizens feel are most important and that scientists agree will do the most to recover salmon.” “The more than a decade of work to recovery salmon See SALMON, A5


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This week’s question: Should local government do more to increase crosswalk visibility? Last week: Will Congress and the President avoid the fiscal cliff? Bremerton Patriot: Yes-60% No-40% - Central Kitsap Reporter: Yes-60% No-40%

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A simple math problem It is the time of year to joyfully go out, search the stores and find the wrong Christmas present for your wife or girlfriend. Let’s begin with the premise I know to be true. Every male believes he knows best in all matters. Almost every male I have ever met believes that, except for me… I know I am right. Back to the premise. Due to their genetic nature, males believe they will buy the correct Christmas gift. Women, of course, have a slightly altered perception, Editor which for any male who wants to survive is known as “the right one.” I believe I have found the solution to the donut that has fallen in the ointment messing everything up… space. That is it… a basic Christmas present relativity math problem. I am surprised Einstein with the funny hair didn’t come up with this. The problem is very simple. Women always tell men one way or another what they want. It may be in some kind Dennis Box of girl code that was taught to them in secret classrooms that boys were never allowed to attend, but that is my own tin-foil antenna conspiracy theory. We will leave that one for another day. The important part of the this equation is women always tell men what they want, and stay with me on this one… men do hear it and comprehend at some level. This is where space comes into the theory of Christmas present relativity. The space between the woman telling the man what they want (in secret Christmas girl code) and the poor hapless man making it to the store creates the equation of Cmc2=0. The vast expanse of space between the man getting the secret code and looking for something in the store creates billions and billions of potential errors. First the man has to break the code, then remember the answer for the broken code and cross the vast expanse of air. Is it any wonder we always fail? Cmc2=0 proves one very important Christmas maxim… it is not our fault. When a man buys a drill set instead of a sweater it is nothing more than Cmc2=0 at work… and it is not his fault. It’s simple math. See Math, A9

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The season of giving and load even with a seasonal helper receiving is well underway. assisting them. Please slow Orders from stores both locally down out on the roads and give and online create a flurry of them they space they need to nearly daily package deliversafely do their jobs. ies to homes and businesses. It really is up to the cusUnfortunately there are opportomers to do what they can tunists that view the to ensure their season of giving as packages or the Everything the season for stealpackages for the Bremerton ing and prey upon intended gift the easy pickings left recipients are on porches and in delivered to a doorways. secure location. An incident last Here are some week in Seattle, things you can where a group of do. thieves followed a • Schedule a delivery driver on his delivery to your route and then took office or work many of the packages Colleen Smidt location if poshe had just delivered, sible. Let others is becoming a much in the office or more common occurrence. the recipients know you have Many of these delivery drivsomething coming in. ers do what they can to leave • Talk to your neighbors if the packages in the best place you are not going to be home possible but during the holidays and let them know a package cover drivers and temporary is coming. Ask them to secure helpers are employed who may the package for you after delivnot know many of the customer ery or ask them if you can simpreferences that the normal ply have it delivered to their driver on that route would. In address instead if they have addition, the weeks leading up someone home during delivery to Christmas has drivers delivhours. ering nearly double their usual • Pay attention to and follow

up with those tracking numbers. Give tracking numbers to recipients whenever possible so that they can see when something is scheduled to be delivered and can make their own arrangements. • Watch out for others in your neighborhood. If you see something suspicious or someone you don’t recognize taking packages off of properties in your area, get the details, time or descriptions and contact the authorities. Also order sooner rather than later. Vendors can promise the moon to customers about delivery guarantees leading up to Christmas Day, but it is really out of their hands and control once the delivery company receives it. A vendor has no way to control or predict significant weather related events, transportation delays or operations issues that may or may not plague the shipping and delivery company and delay your package. Be smart about your shipping and receiving. Take a few extra minutes to apply those necessary safety checks when and where you can.

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Kitsap Credit Union members were alarmed Monday night and Tuesday morning by what appears to be a wide-scale text or phishing scam. Several customers were contacted with a text that included the following message: “Hello! Please call 407-6143803. Your attention is required by Kitsap CU!” Mark Hughes, a supervisor in the KCU marketing department, said that many members noticed the strange area code and know that the credit union would never ask for information via email or text. “Unfortunately, phishing happens everyday in the financial environment,” Hughes said. “This one was just a little bit bigger and it all hit at the same time. The only real way to fight scams like this is to keep our members informed.” Hughes said that the credit union’s security was never breached and that funds and member privacy were never at risk. The scam targeted Verizon customers throughout the area, not just KCU members. When KCU members attempted to call the credit union directly on Tuesday morning, it essentially crashed the

phone system. The KCU website began updating its webpage a short time later. “Some of our members are reporting a text message or email phishing scam. Kitsap Credit Union will never solicit personal information electronically. More information coming soon,” read an info box at the top of the home page. “Because of the reports of electronic phishing we are experiencing higher than normal call volume. We are able to receive only a limited number of calls at this time. We remain diligent in working to resolve these issues.” The 407 area code surrounds Orlando, Fla., and also includes all of Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties, as well as small portions of Volusia and Lake counties. Give or take, that’s about 3,000 miles from KCU’s headquarters in downtown Bremerton. Happy Holiday WHO: Students of Irene’s School of Dance in Silverdale WHAT: Present six “Happy Holidays” dance programs WHERE: Central Kitsap High School auditorium in Silverdale WHEN: Friday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 22 Friday at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. For information phone 692-4395.

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seems to be working,” said Kaleen Cottingham, director of the Recreation and Conservation Office, which administers the grants. “Across the state, many salmon populations have stopped declining. In some areas, salmon populations appear to be on the rise. In about a month, we’ll be releasing a detailed report online that will show the progress being made so people can look at the Web and see how salmon are doing in their county. The results are encouraging.” Funding for the grants comes from the federal Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund and the sale of state bonds. In addition, nearly $1 million came from the Puget Sound Acquisition and Restoration Fund, which is dedicated to projects in Puget Sound that support Governor Chris Gregoire’s initiative to restore the health of Puget Sound. “Salmon recovery isn’t just about the salmon. By improving our lakes, streams, rivers and ecosystem we are also supporting human health, economic health, and our quality of life,” said Anthony Wright, execu-

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tive director of the Puget Sound Partnership, the state agency leading the recovery of Puget Sound. “This is not something we can leave for the next generation to figure out.” “Healthy salmon populations mean a healthy Washington,” said Hover, who also is an Okanogan County commissioner. “What salmon need to survive is good for other wildlife and for humans. And it’s good for businesses.” A Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife study in 2006 pegged the economic impacts of commercial and recreational fishing in Washington as supporting an estimated 16,374 jobs and $540 million in personal income. “Our congressional delegation has been working hard to ensure that salmon recovery funding stays a priority in the federal budget,” Hover said. “Without their efforts, Washington wouldn’t be making any progress and in fact, salmon populations likely would have continued to decline. It takes the effort of people at all levels – in the communities and at the state and federal level to begin to make a difference.” Information about the Salmon Recovery Funding Board ais available online at www. rco.wa.gov.

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Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails named Trail of the Month by parks service The National Parks Service announced it has selected the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails as national Trail of The Month for December 2012. The announcement was featured in the National Parks Service online Monthly Newsletter and includes links to the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Map, Kitsap Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau and the North Kitsap Trails websites.

The Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails, which includes nearly 370 miles of shoreline and 56 popular stops, is a result of thousands of volunteer hours and collaboration between the North Kitsap Trails Association, Kitsap Peninsula VCB, local Port districts, and Kitsap County. The Kitsap Peninsula VCB and North Kitsap Trails Association created a comprehensive region-wide water trails map with

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information about routes, shore access, services, and amenities. According to John Kuntz, owner of Olympic Outdoors Center, nearly 7,000 paddlers visit the Kitsap Peninsula each year and generate $1.7 million in economic development and support local businesses. “The National Park Service ‘Trail of the Month’ designation demonstrates how important eco-recreation/ tourism attractions are to our local economy,” said Kuntz. He is also a board member of the KPVCB and North Kitsap Trails Association. The KPVCB is using the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails program to

educate the users and the public about the importance of the region’s natural environment and to support local and state efforts to restore and protect Puget Sound. The map is free and available online at VisitKitsap.com/WaterTrails. The Kitsap Peninsula VCB, Olympic Outdoor Center and other local groups will host the region-wide Annual Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Festival in early June 2013. For more information, contact the Kitsap Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau at 800-373-0580, email at info@visititsap.com and www. VisitKitsap.com.

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Rep. Derek Kilmer GOOD THINGS F O R T H E H O L I DAYS !

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U.S. Representativeelect Derek Kilmer today announced his first three staff hires. Jonathan Smith will serve as his chief of staff, Meadow Johnson will be his district director and Joe Dacca will work as his deputy district director. “I am excited to announce the hiring of the first three members of my staff,” said Rep.elect Kilmer. “All three individuals have excellent qualifications and experience, and will help me provide the best possible service to my constituents and to employers in our region. Our team is going to focus on working for every family

and every business in this district so we can get our economy back on track.” Smith has nearly a decade of experience working in Congress, both in individual members’ offices and on the staff of the Senate Armed Services Committee. He also worked as an attorney for the Seattle headquartered law firm Preston, Gates and Ellis (now K&L Gates). Smith will be based in Rep.-elect Kilmer’s Washington, D.C. office. Johnson is a lifelong resident of the district, attending Peninsu la High School, Tacoma Communit y College and the University of Washington, Tacoma. Johnson has spent several years working for

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Cougars earn narrow victory over Olympic Chanlin Morgan and Michael Thomas combined for 36 points to lead Central Kitsap’s boys basketball team to a 72-68 win Monday against at rival Olympic. It was the first meeting between the schools in five years. Ty Luna also scored 13 points for the Cougars (5-2). The Trojans (4-1) were led

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Let me give you an example. I wrote recently about Becky Olness who was raised in Bremerton. Her dad was Judge Kenneth Lewis and her mom was Edith Wyckoff Lewis. She married her highschool sweetheart and they have been married about five decades. They are a wonderful couple. I wrote a column a couple years ago about the gifts women hate from their husbands at Christmas. Becky said in the column how much she hated computertech gifts. That Christmas Ron Olness bought her what I thought was a very cool tech gift, the latest and greatest. I got a phone call shortly after Christmas from Becky and I think the word knucklehead crept into the conversation. I guess Ron didn’t read my column, but it wouldn’t have mattered. Cmc2=0 had taken over. It is not Ron’s fault. It is not the fault of men. It is just a simple math problem.

Central Kitsap 72, at Olympic 68 CK 15 18 21 18 — 72 Olympic 16 17 17 18 — 68 Central Kitsap — Michael Thomas 18, Chanlin Morgan 18, Ty Luna 13, Andrew Schwieterman 9, Tyler Parker 6,Steve Johnson 4, Austin Murray 4, Alex Smith, Bradford Jorgenson Olympic — Quentin Phillips 26, Kyle Setten 14, Brian Tyson 7, Andrew Hammond 6, Tarence Mosely 5, Zach Thornton 3, Makaleb McInnis 3, RJ Neal 2, Isaiah Ellis-Dubose 2, Makiah McInnis, Jordan Samuel.

Crosspoint boys roll to win over Shoreline Mike Cooper scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Warriors to a 45-35 win Tuesday against Shoreline Christian in a nonleague boys basketball game.

Shoreline Christian—Bonner 3, Werkoheh 4, Clark 2, Aydrop 8, Bonner 8, Brighton, Webb, Mewkey 10. Crosspoint—Mike Cooper 21, Patrick Wheeler 5, Mikal Pattee 7, Zach Miller 4, Cody Arns 4, Levi Stuart, James Apodaca, Michael Shea 4, Chris Kelley, Logan Everett, Seth Huschka.

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The first week of homecoming Saturday, Dec. 1, Morning

visiting from Seattle. With the house to myself on a weekend mornIt feels like ing, for what Chr ist mas, Navy Wise feels like the l a r g e l y first time in because the at least six boys wake months, I me up at settle in to an insanely read the early hour. newspaThey are per and bouncing on catch up on their knees Words with at the end of Friends. the bed and Sarah Smiley Dustin screa m i ng , sends me a “It’s today, Mom! Dad comes home message: “I’m boarding the plane in DC now. See today!” I quickly usher them you when I get home.” I putz around in my slipaway to burn off energy and spend the morning pers and pajamas, trying with their grandparents to keep my mind off wait-

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ing. I feel like I’m going on a first date. At 10:10 a.m., our friend Brian texts me: “The plane will be 20 minutes early.” He adds a big a smiley emoticon. I shriek and drop the phone on the chair. I haven’t even gotten in the shower yet.

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him shake hands with everyone whose come to greet him, and I realize not everything is the same: Dustin seems skinnier. His hair has more grey. There are new lines around his eyes.

Saturday, Dec. 1, Evening Dustin’s first dinner at home. Lindell is melting down. He stays underneath the table and kicks at me. Dustin’s eyes look tired. I know he is overwhelmed. Later, I fall asleep on the couch, listening to him read bedtime stories to the kids.

About 75 of our Dinner with the Smileys guests join us at the airport. They are waiting at the top of the escalator as I hold Lindell’s hand and Monday, Dec. 3 we ride to the second floor. I’m afraid to let Dustin Even R2-D2 (from Dinner #19) is there. The boys go. I take him with me to race to the window to see work and to lunch and then to the grocery store. Dustin’s plane land. As Dustin comes I look at him and say, through the terminal, I “Wow, you’re really here!” recognize his gait and his broad smile instantly. I let Tuesday, Dec. 4 I automatically take out the boys greet him first. They pile on top of him. the trash, despite waiting Lindell will not let him 52 weeks for Dustin to go. He hangs from his legs reclaim this household chore. I’m still in deployand arms. Finally Dustin says, ment rhythm. I’ve forgot“I’m going to go see Mom ten how to let someone now.” When we hug, it’s else help. like he was never gone. Everything—from his Wednesday, Dec. 5 smell, to the way his Dustin is ironing arms fit aroundbusinesses me—is Lindell’s Local independent in one convenient location! size 5T pants. I familiar. Then I watch have never ironed any-

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thing that belongs to someone younger than 10. I wonder what Dustin would think if he saw the way the kids left the house many times this past year: with pants that are too short or too wrinkled or that have holes in the knees. Owen walks in wearing brown khakis that look like they went through the dryer tied in a knot. They are wrinkled like old tissue paper. “Does he usually wear his clothes like that?” Dustin asks. “Only when I don’t iron his pants,” I joke, winking at Owen.

Thursday, Dec. 6 We are at Sam’s Club, and I’ve forgotten what it’s like shopping with Dustin. He compares prices, scratches his head and wonders aloud about the value of a product. I look at my watch and sigh. There was no time to stop and scratch my head when I was doing this alone for a year. I throw items into the basket and push forward. We leave the store with 300 plastic plates, 24 Sharpie pens and 3 pounds of oranges, because those were the “good deals.”

Friday, Dec. 7 Dustin needs the password to our online banking. I can’t remember it. He wants to know when was the last time I got the oil changed in the car. I can’t remember. He asks where I keep the bills that need to be paid. I show him. He asks where I keep the bills that have already been paid. I point to the trash can. “What? You should file those,” he says. “You’ve just been throwing them away for a year.” I nod. I’m busy packing the kids’ lunches. Dustin and all his questions are interrupting our usual school-morning routine. I tell him we’ll deal with it later. He rolls his eyes. When I go upstairs to get dressed, I see he’s left a pile of old receipts on his bedside table. I’m annoyed.

Saturday, Dec. 8 After letting me sleep in, Dustin hugs me and says he’s just trying to fit back into our schedule. He tells me things will be complicated and difficult for awhile as we all adjust. Then he assures me there’s no other place he’d rather be than home. You can see pictures of Dustin’s homecoming at Facebook.comDinnerWithTheSmileys

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Obituary Evelyn Barker Evelyn Barker, born “Juanita Evelyn Benskin”, in Spokane, Wash. died on Nov. 24, 2012 in Spokane. She was born Aug. 31, 1931 in Port Gamble, Wash, daughter of Delbert Charles and Juanita Bernice (Siegel) Benskin. Evelyn attended school in Bremerton. She married Raymond Carl Barker Nov. 15, 1948 in Kent, Wash. Evelyn’s gift was kindness, which she shared without reservation. She led by example in service to others, goodness, generosity, a hero in the hearts of those who loved her. Her son, Darryl, and six of her siblings preceded her in death. Evelyn is survived by her daughters, Kay Van Horn, Brewster, Wash, Carla Heater and husband, Gregg, Colville, Wash; son, Dallas Barker, Spokane; brothers, Wilbur “Bill” Benskin, Port Orchard, Delbert “Bud” Benskin, El Dorado Springs, Mo.; sister, Anita Buchanan, Port Orchard; eight grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Funeral service was Nov. 30, 2012 at Danekas Funeral Chapel and Crematory followed by graveside service at Mountain View Park Cemetery in Colville. Evelyn’s grandson, Luke Fridenmaker, officiated the services. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association. To view the full Life Tribute webpage go to: w w w.d a nek a sf u ner a lchapel.com

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