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SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 | Vol. 113, No. 34 | | 75¢

LIVING: Adults continue learning at the library. A11.

Police chief refuses June retirement, threatens lawsuit

a carnival, parade and everything dutch

By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

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Oak Harbor residents Halley and Melanie Hibbard examine one of the games at the carnival that is a highlight of Oak Harbor’s Holland Happening. The carnival is located near the intersection of Bayshore Drive and Pioneer Way and opens today and Sunday at 10 a.m. The Holland Happening grand parade starts at 10 a.m. near the intersection of Pioneer Way and Bayshore Drive. The parade winds down Bayshore and finishes on Pioneer Way. Other events on Saturday include a sockeye salmon barbecue sponsored by the Lions Club, a street fair on Pioneer Way and a barn dance at the Roller Barn. Weather forecast shows a 30 percent chance of showers throughout the weekend.

Oak Harbor Police Chief Rick Wallace doesn’t want to retire at the end of June and he will sue the city if the mayor forces him to, according to a letter his attorney delivered to the city. Mayor Scott Dudley, however, said he has no plans to let the chief stay on after June 30. The letter, written by attorney Christon Skinner of Oak Harbor, indicates that Dudley threatened Wallace with termination if he didn’t retire this summer. Dudley, who ran as a reformer, also fired the city administrator, the city attorney and the fire chief in a housecleaning move shortly after taking office in January. Skinner argued that the mayor incorrectly assumed that Wallace was an “at will” employee and could be fired without cause. But Wallace never received an employment contract when he was hired by former Mayor Jim Slowik, so he can’t be an atwill employee under the city code, Skinner wrote. “Accordingly, Chief

Oak Harbor school levy tax hike supported By REBECCA OLSON Staff reporter

The community forums for discussing the Oak Harbor School District draft levy wrapped up this week and the school board hopes to make a decision about what they will ask property owners to fork over in the February 2013 levy election. The board meeting Monday, April 30, may decide the issue. Presently, the draft levy would set the rate at $1.83 per thousand of assessed value,

bringing in $6.85 million from taxpayers, plus an additional $1 million in state levy match funding. That would approximately double the local levy contribution. More than 75 parents, teachers, staff and community members attended the meeting Monday evening. Twenty-seven people stepped up to the microphone in support of the levy and to implore the board to add all-day kindergarten, more school nurse positions, more special education funding, more counselor positions and

other programs to the levy. The audience clapped loudly after each speaker voiced his or her support for the levy. “We are inadequately staffed to meet the needs of the students,” said school nurse Robbin White as the three school nurses for the district stood before the crowd and asked the board to include more school nurse positions in the levy. School nurse Chris Perkins described her position as much more than ice packs and Band-Aids; the nurses deal with students suffering

from seizures, blood loss, heart problems and even cases like an esophageal tear or going to court to seek medical attention for impoverished students. Students and teachers asked that activities and athletics be funded since they are seen by some as the core of education. “Contribution, autonomy and mastery. That’s what we teach in after school activities,” said Oak Harbor High See levy, A7

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At the levy forum Monday, Oak Harbor High School Choir Club President Katie McClimans asks the board to fund activities like choir because choir brings joy to the community.

Rick Wallace Wallace is withdrawing his notice of intent to retire on June 30, 2012 effective immediately,” the letter states. “He intends to retain his position as the Chief of Police until further notice.” Skinner threatened a lawsuit if the chief is either terminated or retaliated against. “Chief Wallace is prepared to pursue a claim for wrongful termination against the city and all potentially liable individuals if the mayor terminates his employment under these circumstances,” the letter states. See chief, A7

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As the 2012 bumper sticker shows, the Island County Fair is now known as the Whidbey Island Area Fair. The change is meant to streamline operations and allow participation from outside the county.

Welcome to the Whidbey Island Fair County fair restructured By Jim Larsen News-Times editor

What’s the Whidbey Island Fair? That will be the question on many people’s minds Saturday when the Whidbey Island Fair float makes its debut in the Holland Happening Parade in Oak Harbor. The answer is that it’s the same old Island County Fair, the annual agricultural fair in Langley, but with a new form of management and different relationship with the state and county. Sandey Brandon has been the hands-on fair manager for several years but now has the title of treasurer of the Whidbey Island Fair Association as well as fair administrator. The traditional Fair Board which governed the fair for many years dissolved itself March 12, leaving operations

entirely to a newly reconstituted Fair Association with four officers and four directors. Meanwhile, Island County will still own the fair property, but will no longer be involved in day-to-day fair finances. “Autonomy,” Brandon said when asked what’s the main benefit of the change. “We can pay our own bills, and on time. Who wants to wait 45 days to be paid?” Previously, vouchers had to be submitted to the county and approved by the commissioners, a process Brandon said was time consuming, making contractors unhappy. Now, as treasurer, she can pay the bills once approved by the executive committee and contracts can be signed. The last Fair Board chairperson was Leandra Reuble, a Coupeville resident who teaches school in Oak Harbor. She said the consensus was, “We needed to shift gears in running the fair in 2012. There needs to be a clear bureaucracy.” There was always some confusion about


the powers and roles of the Fair Board, Fair Association and Island County commissioners. As a 4-H leader, Reuble sees the main benefit as the wider participation allowed in area fairs, as defined by the state designation. Entries can come from Skagit, Jefferson and San Juan counties, for example. Brandon said other county fairs in the state are changing to area fairs, citing the Jefferson County and Benton/Franklin fairs. She expects “area” to drop out in popular usage, and the former Island County Fair will be known simply as the Whidbey Island Fair, which is what the float will be advertising in Saturday’s parade. “The biggest benefit to me is we can involve people from outer communities to show their animals,” Reuble said. The number of animals on display at the Island County Fair has been on the decline, in part because dairies and larger farms have faded away, and the cost of raising

animals has soared. “This year there are no 4-H rabbits coming to the fair,” said Reuble. “There aren’t any kids that want to show a rabbit at the fair.” Where once the fair had a dairy barn and a beef barn, now there are only a few cows. “We scrounge them up,” Reuble said. “There’s overall downsizing, it reflects the economy.” It’s not all negative. She said horse entries are “holding their own” and chicken entries are actually up. The Fair Association will lease the fair’s 12.8 acres, all located inside Langley city limits, from Island County. Helen Price Johnson, chair of the board of commissioners, said the agreement has passed the county’s legal scrutiny process. Once the Fair Association approves, the county can follow suit. It could be a done deal as early as May 7, she said. Brandon is hoping for an inconsequential lease amount, perhaps $1. “They should be paying us to man-


age the property,” she said. Whatever the final agreement, Price Johnson said the fairgrounds will continue to be a valuable piece of public property. The county sets aside $30,000 annually for fair capital improvements and has about $90,000 in the pipeline for the fair, enough to replace two roofs and install a commercial kitchen with the help of grants from the Washington State Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Brandon wants to use some of the money for accessible restrooms. “We’re making a substantial investment that’s long overdue,” Price Johnson said. Eventually, she would like to see an RV park for tourists when the fair is not in progress. The new Fair Association is headed by four executive officers including Diane Divelbess as president, Terey Kay as vice president, Marilyn Gabelein as secretary and Brandon as treasurer. The four directors are Dan

Ollis, Jason Kalk, MariAnn Mansfield and, as 4-H representative, George Lawson. In the previous agreement with Island County, the Fair Board had a geographic component, requiring representatives from all areas of Whidbey Island. That is no longer the case, but Reuble supports the change, as there were commonly board vacancies due to lack of interest in Coupeville and Oak Harbor. Price Johnson sees the change as entirely positive, as it will mean less work for county employees and will streamline operations while keeping the property in county hands. “I’m supportive of the Fair Association and we’ll work with them to put on a great fair,” Price Johnson said. This year’s Whidbey Island Fair will be August 16 to 19. The fair has a new name, but that’s all people will likely notice. “The fair experience will not change for the fair-goer one iota,” Brandon said.

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Coupeville School Board backs off on facility fees By NATHAN WHALEN Staff reporter

Sixteen volunteers joined staff recently to complete work on the new parking lot at the Trillium Community Forest. They installed an entrance sign, moved the kiosk to its permanent home, built a fence, and created 14 parking spaces. Pictured above are John Cannon, Ted Ravetz, and Land Trust board member Grant Heiken.

New parking area opens at Whidbey’s Trillium Forest Visitors to the Trillium Community Forest can now park their vehicles on a new lot built to provide more parking adjacent to the existing public access point, the Whidbey Camano Land Trust announced. “This is a fantastic upgrade of the community’s access. Thanks to the Land Trust for its continuing stewardship of the Community Forest,” said Bill Oakes, Island County Parks and Public Works director. The new 14-vehicle lot replaces a four-vehicle parking area and will be available for public use during daylight hours only. The parking area is located at Pacific Dogwood Lane and State Highway 525 on the northeastern corner of the 654-acre Community Forest. According to Pat

Powell, Land Trust executive director, the access road leading to the new lot was designed to fit into the existing landscape as well as limit tree removal. “As the weather improves, we believe more people will want to use the Community Forest’s wonderful trails for walking and biking,” said Powell. “We built this parking lot to allow the public more access so they can enjoy what they have helped to save.” Due to highway safety concerns, the new parking area will not be open to horse trailers or vehicles over 22 feet in length. “Future plans call for raising funds to acquire a property on Smugglers Cove Road to create another parking area that will accommodate horse trailers,” Powell said,

adding that, “It is a high priority to find an appropriate place for equestrians to access the Community Forest.” The Trillium Community Forest, the largest remaining contiguously-owned forest on Whidbey Island, was acquired by the Land Trust in late 2010 after a successful community fundraising effort. It is open during daylight hours for hikers, bikers and equestrians. Dogs must be kept on leash. An off-leash dog area is located just a few miles north at Greenbank Farm. Visit to learn more about the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, the Trillium Community Forest, and other important lands protected, cared for and restored by the Land Trust.

An improved budget and a community backlash is prompting Coupeville School District officials to lower its fees on facility rentals. The facility use fees were increased in 2011 as officials scrambled to find new revenue when they cut more than 10 percent from the budget. The increase was criticized by some who argued it could alienate residents who have been long-time supporters of the school district. “Raising fees was penny wise and a pound foolish,” said John Bachert, who is a member of the Master Gardeners, a group that stopped using Coupeville facilities after the fee increase. He mentioned the group would have had to pay $3,500 for an event, which was a $1,300 increase over the previous year. The group ended up holding the event in Oak Harbor. Board member Kathleen Anderson said the school district made a mistake when it increased facility fees last year. “We didn’t look at what the ripple out would be,”

Anderson said during the Coupeville School Board’s Monday evening meeting. The school district last year slashed $1.2 million out of an approximate $10 million budget. Those cutbacks included the elimination of teaching positions and classified positions along with the increase in facility use fees. Superintendent Patty Page admitted the school district tried to make a bit of money when it raised the facility fee last year. Anderson added that the school district also increased pay-to-play fees for students to help resolve budget problems. She said some people stopped using Coupeville buildings when the fee increase went into effect. Some groups absorbed the fee increase. Page proposed changing the tier system the school district uses to determine a fee along with lowering the fees. The district would have three tiers: school affiliated groups and government agencies, nonprofit groups and organizations and, finally, commercial for-profit groups. Nonprofit groups would be charged between $5 and

$10 an hour per room while commercial groups would be charged between $10 and $20 an hour per room. The current fee structure charges $15 to $35 an hour per room for nonprofits and $20 to $40 an hour for commercial groups. Page said that the fee is closer in line to those years prior to 2011. “I don’t know if we’ll break even or not,” Page said. Page noted that the school district’s favorable enrollment is a reason why the district is able to talk about lowering facility fees. The Coupeville School District currently has the equivalent of 79 more full time students than staff originally planned. Since the state bases funding on enrollment, that has meant extra dollars flowing into the district for the current school year. Board member Don Sherman urged caution. “We’re not in a position to go into a heavy financial drain,” Sherman said. Anderson said she hopes the new fees will get more groups using Coupeville school facilities and restore respect of some in the community. Action may be taken at next month’s meeting.

Water conservation urged Tuesday in Oak Harbor Oak Harbor city officials are asking residents to conserve water next Tuesday as the Anacortes Water Treatment Plant has scheduled a complete shutdown of its drinking water plant. About 99 percent of the Oak Harbor’s drinking water is piped in from the treatment plant on the Skagit River in Mount Vernon. The plant also supplies water to the Navy base. The plant is being shut down from 4 a.m.

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Assault and theft charges await in Walmart case Death Notices Wine bottle and knife assault could lead to a year in jail By NATHAN WHALEN Staff reporter

A homeless man is facing assault and theft charges after he allegedly attacked a security guard at Walmart in Oak Harbor. That attack was thwarted by an armed retired sheriff’s deputy. Prosecutors charged Addison Cody Vernon April 17 with assault in the second degree and theft in the third

degree. The charges stem from an incident that took place the afternoon of April 12, when Vernon reportedly entered Walmart with an empty backpack and filled it full of clothing. After the backpack was full, he grabbed several more clothing items and a half liter of wine, according to an affidavit of probable cause. Vernon allegedly left the store without paying for the items and a store security employee escorted him back into the store. Once inside the store, the affidavit states Vernon, who was still carrying the wine bottle,

OBITUARY Charlotte L. Graham

Charlotte L. Graham passed away peacefully at her home on Whidbey Island on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Akron, Ohio, September 2, 1943. Charlotte grew up in Mansfield, Ohio, and received a scholarship to the Columbus College of Art and Design. She became a Navy wife when she married Ensign David B. Graham in New Iberia, Louisiana after he completed flight training. They celebrated fifty years of a most wonderful marriage this April. She was a devoted and loving wife, following her husband for twenty years while moving to various bases. She is survived by David; her two sons, Bruce and Dan, a daughter-in-law Kristy and two grandchildren, Rebecca and Jackson. After retiring in 1980 the couple moved back to Whidbey. This gave Charlotte more time to enjoy many of her interests, such as sewing, gardening and cooking great meals. The dogs she so loved will miss her very much. Charlotte attended Skagit Valley College, Western Washington University and Gonzaga University. She completed her Masters in Nursing and worked as a family nurse practitioner. She worked ten years at Whidbey General Hospital, then ten years at NAS Whidbey Hospital. Charlotte always volunteered to help others. She

Charlotte Graham was a very giving and helpful person. She helped with the Lion’s Club free health checkups and led the diabetes support group for many years on the island. After retiring in 2006, she took up her love of art and joined several local art groups, including the Oak Bay Artist and the Whidbey Allied Artist. She enjoyed several art mediums including oil, pastel, watercolor and colored pencil. Her work has been in several art shows and can still be seen at the Garry Oak Gallery. She had a great sense of humor and always put others first. She will be greatly missed by the many whose lives she touched. At Charlotte’s request, no formal funeral services will be held. David wishes to thank all of Charlotte’s wonderful friends that took the time to visit and comfort her during her illness. To honor her memory, donations may be made to WAIF, PO Box 1108, Coupeville, WA 982391108. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial. com.

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tried to break away from the employee. They struggled and, when they fell to the floor, the wine bottle broke. The affidavit states Vernon grabbed the broken bottle and tried to stab the security guard’s face. The guard protected himself by grabbing Vernon’s hands. Eventually Vernon managed to pull a knife from a sheath as the two continued to struggle. The security guard continued to control Vernon’s hands until the two made it back to their feet. Once standing, the guard pushed Vernon away. The homeless man was still being confrontational and holding his knife. At that time, retired Island County Deputy Sheriff Wayne Lewis, who had witnessed the incident, entered the foyer and the guard told him Vernon still had a knife. The affidavit states Lewis pulled his hand gun when he learned of the knife. Lewis said that Vernon’s eyes got very big when he saw the gun, then he put his knife away and ran toward the east exit door. The guard was phoning 911 when Vernon returned

and demanded his backpack. Lewis, who by then had his gun holstered, was standing next to the guard and identified himself as a retired deputy, according to the affidavit. Vernon quickly headed west. Officers eventually arrested Vernon. They recovered a knife with a 4-inch blade and a small amount of marijuana along with approximately $179 worth of merchandise. They also found a summons to appear on burglary charges in Point Pleasant Beach, N.J. There wasn’t a warrant yet concerning his failure to appear. In an interview with officers, they learned Vernon moved to Washington two months ago, but was homeless and lacked employment, according to the affidavit. Officers also found a “shopping list” of items. He admitted to stealing items in the past to make money. He remains in the Island County Jail on $50,000 bail. If convicted of the charges, he could face up to a year in jail under the standard sentencing range.

Mark “Bubba” Anderson, 55, died peacefully at his home in Oak Harbor on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. A celebration of Bubba’s life will be held Saturday, June 16 at the family home. Family and friends may sign and online registry and leave notes at

Emil ‘Lee’ Rose Memorial Services for Emil “Lee” Rose, retired Master Chief USN, will be held on Saturday, May 5, at 1 p.m. at Burley Funeral Chapel. Lee passed away in Oak Harbor on Dec. 19, 2011. His cremains have been scattered at sea. Family and friends may sign an online registry and leave notes at

Nancy Jo Smith Tremblay passed peacefully on April 18, 2012, at her home with her longtime friend, Dan Grace, at her side. She is survived by her mother, Phyllis Smith and sisters, Debi Stapel and Carol Welch and one brother, Ken Smith, Jr. She is preceded in death by her father, Ken “Smitty” Smith. She has three nieces, Ariel, Alena and Arica and one nephew, Andrew. A private service is planned.

Rebecca Moody Rebecca Katherine “Becky” Moody, DVM, age 41, passed away at her Coupeville home on Friday, April 20, 2012. Further information may be found at www.whidbeymemorial. com.

Auction helps Christian school Enjoy an elegant evening of fun and fellowship while helping to support the Oak Harbor Christian School. The 2012 Spring Dinner & Auction will be held 5:15 p.m., Friday, May 4 at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Tickets are $35, which includes appetizers and dinner. The event begins at 5:15 p.m. with guest check-in. Tickets are available at the Oak Harbor Christian School or by calling 675-2831.

OBITUARY Raymond (Ray) E. Rogers, Jr.

Raymond (Ray) E. Rogers, Jr. 52 passed way in his sleep at his Greenbank home March 28, 2012. He was born to Raymond and Nancy Rogers on Dec 30, 1959 in Yakima. He grew up and attended school in White Salmon, Wash. Ray served our country for 20 years, joining the US Army in 1978, then transferring to the National Guard, during which time he responded to the Mt. St. Helen’s eruption. He met his wife, Kathryn Tennant, while working for the USFS in Quinault. They were married in Aberdeen May 26, 1984. Ray enjoyed being in the forests of Washington where he worked building and maintaining logging roads. He moved with his wife and sons to Whidbey Island in 1991 to be close to his widowed mother-in-law. He found employment with Island Asphalt and grew to love Whidbey as much as the forests of Washington. Holding the belief that we are all of worth and are connected to each other, Ray

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OBITUARY Suzy Hill-Lanphere Raymond Rogers, Jr. quietly saw and actively supported the needs of his community, family and friends. Ray is survived by his wife Kathryn Rogers, their children Bradley Rogers and Thomas Rogers, his parents Raymond and Nancy Rogers, his grandmother Mildred McGraw, his sisters Vicki Main and Pam Billette, his brother Doug Rogers, as well as many more beloved in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, and nieces. Ray’s final resting-place is at Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville. A celebration of Ray’s life is being held the afternoon of Sunday, June 24 at the Greenbank Progressive Club. A strong, loyal and quiet man, glorious of heart.

Suzy Hill-Lanphere died April 16, 2012 in Anacortes at the age of 73. She was born Nov. 25, 1938, in Carthage, Ill. She was married to Robert “Bob” Lanphere. Suzy has worked for the past 14 years as receptionist for Help House Food Bank. A Celebration of Life for Suzy will be held Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m. at Wallin Funeral Home and Cremation, Oak Harbor, with Gary Wallin as Life Celebrant and the Beta Sigma Phi also officiating. Cremation was held with private family inurnment to follow. Friends and family attending the memorial are


Suzy Hill-Lanphere asked to bring food items or a monetary donation for Help House or send donations to Help House, 1091 SE Hathaway St, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Family and friends are invited to share stories and memories at www.wallinfuneralhome. com. Arrangements are entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, LLC.

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Irate motorcyclist faces charges By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

A 43-year-old Oak Harbor motorcyclist is accused of assaulting a teenager in an alleged road-range incident and then telling the victim’s mother that he was going to beat up the young man if he didn’t drop the charges, court documents alleged. Troy Voegeli pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court April 16 to tampering with a witness and fourth-degree assault. Last August, a 19-year-old man reported to police that

his girlfriend was driving him and his 13-year-old brother on Highway 20 in the city. The woman slowed in the construction zone in the north end of town because there was a manhole cover in the road, which apparently angered the motorcyclist behind them. The motorcyclist, later identified as Voegeli, pulled alongside the car and yelled at the teenagers for driving slowly. The older brother stuck his head out the window and told him to stop. Voegeli then got off his

motorcycle at the intersection with NE Seventh Avenue and allegedly attacked the older brother. Voegeli hit the 19-year-old man in the head through the sunroof and tried to pull him up through it, according to Oak Harbor Police Officer Mike Bailey’s report on the incident. A witness intervened in the fight, causing Voegeli to get on his motorcycle and ride away. In an interview with the officer, Voegeli allegedly said that the driver of the car had swerved at him twice and

“flipped him off.” He said he went to grab the passenger for “running his mouth,” Bailey wrote in his report. Then in October, Voegeli was at a wedding reception with the alleged victim’s mother. Voegeli warned the woman that her son had better drop the charges or he will beat up the young man, according to the woman’s written statement. If convicted of the charges, Voegeli could face from one to three months in jail under the standard sentencing range.

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Awards prompt cancellation of Coupeville town council meeting Because several town officials plan to attend an awards ceremony, the May 8 council meeting has been canceled. Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard and council members Larry Cort, Molly Hughes and Bob Clay will attend an event recognizing Coupeville, Island County and the Trust Board of Ebeys Landing for their efforts developing design guidelines for historic properties located within the confines of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

The state Office of Architecture and Historic Preservation will honor the three entities for “outstanding planning” for their three year effort to develop the new regulations that consolidate guidelines for structures within the reserve. The ceremony takes place Tuesday, May 8, from 2 to 5 p.m. in Olympia. The the council voted to cancel the early May meeting, which normally would begin at 6:30 p.m.

McCarthy heads Veterans Center in Freeland OBITUARY The Veterans Resource Center in Freeland has hired an executive director. Dr. Fred McCarthy, former South Whidbey public schools superintendent and a community leader, will take on the challenge of helping the nonprofit center re-establish its presence on Whidbey Island, according to a press release. The VRC’s mission is to promote efforts within the community to heal the effects of war on veterans, family members and the communities to which they are returning from war and military service. McCarthy, well known on Whidbey Island for his work in public schools, civic clubs, nonprofit agencies, chambers of commerce and faith communities, is not as well known as a veteran. He served during Vietnam as an Army Warrant Officer and helicopter pilot during the 1968 Tet Offensive

in South Vietnam. “When I was 21 years old I was an aircraft commander in helicopter gunships with the 121st Assault Helicopter Company, operating out an airfield in the Mekong Delta near the town of Soc Trang,” McCarthy said. “A month and a half after I arrived in country the Tet Offensive of 1968 occurred. I flew 1,300 hours of combat missions during my year in Vietnam and had my share of adventures during that memorable time in my life.” Following his experience in Vietnam, McCarthy went on to become a teacher and school administrator, ultimately serving 38 years in four public school districts in Washington State and also at a private school in Seattle. A veteran himself and the son of two World War II veterans, McCarthy said he has a deep, abiding respect for the

ObituarY John L. Patterson

Capt. John “Jack” Patterson, U.S.C.G., Ret., passed away on March 24, 2012 in Olympia, Wash. He was 72 years old. Jack was born on May 1, 1939, in Wyandotte, Mich. He attended the United States Coast Guard Academy (class of 1961) in New London, Conn. After a long and distinguished career as a Coast Guard officer, he retired in 1984. Jack’s most recent job was teaching a Coast Guard captain’s licensing course for the Maritime Institute out of San Diego, Calif. He also loved

spending time with family and friends on his boat “Discovery.” Jack had lived in Oak Harbor since 2008. He is survived by his wife, Sheri Blessing, of Oak Harbor; daughter Amy Cartmill, of Portland, Ore.; son Col. Chris Patterson, of McGuire AFB, N.J., son Bruce Patterson, of Portland, Ore., sister Penny Thomas, of Chicago; and seven grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at Whidbey Presbyterian Church in Oak Harbor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the “USCGA Alumni Association” at 47 Mohegan Ave, New London, CT 06320 or in Jack’s memory.

men and women who have served our country in the military. “I am honored to take on this work with the VRC,” he said. “We have the mission of helping the courageous men and women and their families, who have served our country and given so much, to return to an active contributing life in their home communities. I have been blessed with the opportunity to make this transition myself and am looking forward to helping other veterans have a similar experience.”

McCarthy said he looks forward spreading the mission and services of the VRC throughout Whidbey Island communities. Contact him by calling 360-331-8081 or by email at The next community event being planned by the VRC is a Veterans Standdown from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at American Legion Post 141 in Bayview. There will be agencies and service providers on hand to help veterans register with the VA and access other community services.

ObituarY Michael ‘Higgy’ Higingbotham Mike Higingbotham, 41, passed suddenly on April, 19, 2012. He was born May 27, 1970 in Chelsea, Mass. Following high school, Mike enlisted in the U.S. Navy. After the close of a successful military career, he continued to serve the country as an air launched weapons system specialist for the federal government. An avid outdoorsman, Mike enjoyed hunting with his son and camping with his family. Mike is survived by his wife, Bree, and four children, Kyla, Collin, Benjamin and Grace. He is also survived by his parents, Rick and Pat, his brother Jerry (Michelle),

and his sister, Katie (Brian). Mike was a good natured, easy going man who made us all laugh and will be missed and remembered lovingly by family and many friends. A memorial service with military honors, officiated by Chaplain Hakanson, will be held at Burley Funeral Chapel in Oak Harbor on Saturday, April 28, at 2 p.m. Family and friends may go online at to sign a guest register and leave memories for the family. A memorial trust fund has been established for his children at Alaska USA Federal Credit Union in Oak Harbor. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made at the bank or through a family member.

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Charles O. Martratt

Charles Martratt passed from this life into the next with his daughter Sherrie by his side on April 13, 2012, after a short illness at Josephine Sunset Home in Stanwood. He was born July 3, 1920 in Albany, N.Y., to Charles A. and Bella Lema Martratt. He was raised in Albany and attended schools there. In 1939 Charles married Virginia Rendo in Albany and together they raised two children, Sherrie Lyn and Charles Austin. He entered the US Navy during WWII and served in the South Pacific on various ships serving as Storekeeper Second Class. He was honorably discharged in March 1946 and remained a member of the LST Association. In 1950, Charles, Virginia and Charles Jr. moved to Billings, Mont., where Charles worked for Meadow Gold Dairy for 33 years. In 1953, their daughter Sherrie Lyn came along and completed their family. In 1987, Charles and Virginia moved to Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island to be close to their daughter Sherrie and granddaughters Amy and Corie. They stayed active and involved in their community and church. Charles was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge in Billings, Mont., and Oak Harbor for more than 50 years. Charles is survived by son Charles A. (Joyce) Martratt,

Charles Martratt of Guam and daughter Sherrie L. (Frank) Gentry, of Stanwood. He and Virginia had five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. His grandchildren, Charles, Alice, Melinda, Corie and Amy were the light of his life and they truly all loved him. Charles was most excited when he got visits from great granddaughters Mia, Skyla and Kaylee who visited him at his home at Josephine’s as often as they could. He was so proud to show them off to all his friends there! He will be missed by all who knew him. A memorial service with for Charles was held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church on April 19, followed by inurnment with Military Honors at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor. The family suggests contributions may be made in Charles Martratt’s name to Josephine Sunset Home, 9901 272nd Pl NW, Stanwood, WA. 98292. Friends and family may go online at www. to sign a guest book and leave memories of Charles.

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Task force wise to be prepared Oak Harbor’s Save Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Task Force has doggedly pursued a high profile in Washington, D.C., ever since the base was temporarily placed on the base closure list back in 1991. Task force members recently returned from their latest trip to the other Washington, and reported back to the community earlier this month. It was inspiring to see former Mayor Al Koetje at the task force helm. Mayor Scott Dudley and several city council members stated that the reception was warm and they were able to meet with influential Pentagon brass, all at the “admiral level,” as Councilman Jim Campbell said. Whidbey Island Naval Air Station’s future certainly looks secure at this point, even if Congress decides to bring back to life the BRAC (Base Realignment And Closure) process. Whidbey is home to the new EA-18G Growler electronic warfare airplanes and is looking forward to the promised changeover from the venerable P-3 Orions to the new P-8A Poseidon anti-submarine patrol aircraft in a few years. Also, the nation’s new military focus on Asia adds to Whidbey’s importance for geographic reasons. But as Task Force members well know, the future is cloudy at best. Unless Congress acts, major cuts in the military budget will take place next year. It’s hard to believe Congress will let that happen, but it’s shown the ability to do nothing in the face of the budget crisis and may well do the same if faced with a crisis in the military budget. On another front, the worst of the financial crisis may not be over. There are plenty of budgetary doomsayers predicting the worst is yet to come, and Great Britain just fell into a double-dip recession. If more tax revenue dries up and borrowing costs go up, the U.S. may have no choice but to make drastic cuts in the military budget. The nation needs what Whidbey Island Naval Air Station has to offer, but it has to be aware of what we have out here in the Northwest corner of the country. This may be the year when the hard work of the Save NAS Whidbey Task Force over many years really pays off. Thanks to the task force, we’re prepared to weather the storm far better than most other military communities.

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Letters to the editor Whidbey needs another bridge The Seattle area is now listed as one of the leading super commuter cities in the nation, and Whidbey Island certainly contributes to the problem, which could be corrected with a route from Oak Harbor east to Interstate 5 at 300th NW. Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen has said the Deception Pass Bridge should last easily until it is 80 years old, the same as the Steel Electric ferries that have been sold for scrap. There was an expensive study completed in 2001, called the North Whidbey Access Feasibility Study. It had four options, one being a ferry which can’t begin to carry the number of vehicles 24/7 that a bridge can. The entire Washington ferry system

only carries about 11 million vehicles, while the Deception Pass Bridge can handle over 7 million a year. The problem is that it’s at the north end of the island, which is a long way to Seattle. Another problem is political, with the no growthers and the Navy that fears that an additional bridge might bring people with complaints about jet noise. I have tried to discuss these points with Reps. Barbara Bailey and Norma Smith, but they won’t talk about the inadequate Deception Pass Bridge and just run from me and won’t return calls. I would think they could work for a public vote for a bridge to I-5, yes or no, to get the heat off them. It’s the responsible thing. Look around the nation and the world; bridges don’t last forever. Dave Crawford Anacortes

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Over the cliff with the Democrats I can no longer remain silent concerning the editorial cartoons you choose to run in this paper. Week after week, we are subjected to anti-Republican sentiment by our political cartoonist. You never seem to care about any political balance in your editorial cartoon. Is your liberal bias so complete that you do not even realize that you have lost any fairness or balance? I especially laughed, or is it cried, at the canoe going over the falls on Saturday, March 31. From my perspective, it is the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives that are trying to keep this country from going over the waterfall with huge deficits that our current president has made even worse than

the previous administration. The Republican House has passed a budget plan that will save Medicare and Social Security for future generations and put us on the path toward deficit reduction and a balanced budget. The Democrats choose to ignore any serious attempts at deficit reduction and reining in government spending. It is the Republicans who are trying to keep us from going over the deficit cliff. When the Democrats had control of the House, Senate and White House, they refused to pass a budget. Shame on them for not doing their job. I hope the American people are realizing how close we are coming to going over that waterfall of debt that the Democrats are aiming toward. Martha Cantwell Oak Harbor

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School Choir Director Darren McCoy. Choir Club President Katie McClimans said choir is all about getting involved in the community, from organizing concerts to singing in retirement homes. “It brings joy and hope to the community,” she said. Bill Weinsheimer, Oak Harbor High School Associate Principal and parent, said he supports the levy because with state and federal funding on the decline, Oak Harbor should move toward reliable local funding like the property tax levy instead. “It’s about keeping it local,” he said. “For too long, Oak Harbor has relied on others to fund their schools.” Many speakers agreed that the district needs to work hard to get Navy spouses involved in supporting the levy and get them registered to vote. The school district educates and cares for Navy children, said Oak Harbor High School Principal Dwight Lundstrom. The district needs to take on the mindset, “Failure is not an option,” teacher Andy Wesley said, adding that the district needs to run the levy until it passes. “Let’s ask for us. Let’s let the community tell us whether we’re asking too much,” said parent and former board member Dave McCool. As to whether the community would be willing to double the current levy rate, Superintendent Rick Schulte said, “That’s the essential question. And I don’t know

Skinner also wrote that Wallace has served in an exemplary manner and that the mayor has no cause to fire him. In law enforcement circles, Wallace is known as a mild-mannered professional who’s keenly aware of what’s happening in his office without being a micro-manager. In an interview, Dudley conceded that he did push Wallace out. “I let him know that I would most likely let him go if he didn’t retire,” Dudley said. “He would have been fired, but we didn’t have to go down that route,” he added. In an interview with a News-Times reporter in January, Dudley and Wallace told a somewhat different story. At the time, both men indicated that the retirement date was a mutually agreed upon decision. Wallace said he had been dithering about when to retire, but the mayor wanted him to stick to the June 30 retirement date, which

marked his 35th year with the department. Wallace said at the time he didn’t begrudge the mayor the right to make changes in city leadership. Dudley said he feels he was within his rights to either fire the chief or to pressure him to retire. He said it’s clear that the chief is an at-will employee. City Attorney Bill Hawkins said the letter from Skinner was sent to attorneys with the city’s insurance provider to handle, but he doesn’t believe Wallace has a case. Even if the chief isn’t currently an at-will employee --- which Hawkins isn’t admitting --then Wallace will be once the council adopts the new personnel code update, which clearly lists at-will employees. He said case law shows that employment status rights don’t vest, which means they can be changed. The city council is scheduled to adopt the personnel code update May 15. The city is currently in the process of advertising far and wide to attract candidates to the police chief position. The closure date for applications is May 11.

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The three school nurses asked the Oak Harbor School Board to include funding for more nurse positions in next year’s levy at the community forum Monday. Chris Perkins explains life and death situations she took part in as a school nurse. Behind her are Robbin White and Rhonda Coker. any way to find that out except having a vote.” “The people who are silent or not here, we don’t

know what they think until we have a vote,” Schulte added. The school board will dis-

cuss the levy at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 30 in the school district building.

●● Coupeville Planning Commission: Tuesday, May 1, 6:30 p.m., Commissioners’ Hearing Room, Courthouse Annex Building. ●● Oak Harbor Finance Standing Committee: Wednesday, May 2, 3:30 p.m., City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Dr. ●● Port of Coupeville: Wednesday, May 9, 3:30

p.m., Coupeville Public Library. ●● Oak Harbor Arts Commission: Monday, May 14, 6 p.m., City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Dr. ●● Whidbey General Hospital Board: Monday, May 14, 6 p.m., Conference Room A, Whidbey General Hospital, Coupeville.

Number of ‘users’ nearly doubles over the last year By MARIBETH CRANDELL

Are you a user? I’m happy to say I am. I “use” almost every work day along with almost 1,000 others here in Island County. That’s nearly double the number of “users” registeredonRideshareonline since January 2011. “Users” leave the car at home and take the bus, bike, walk, carpool or vanpool and use Rideshareonline to track their progress and register for prizes. This year, Island County Transportation Planner Donna Keeler got enough grant money to offer $50 gift cards to four users each month. Though I didn’t win I know some who did. Arnie

Maribeth Crandell Peterschmidt is a co-worker who takes a bike or walks to work just a few miles from his home here in Oak Harbor. Janet Hall travels by bike and bus from Freeland to Coupeville to work. Joshua Royek is part of a group of Navy air traffic con-

trollers that won first place in the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Bike to Work Challenge last May for getting the most new riders on their team. They are all winners, and so are the rest of us really. Rideshareonline is used statewide to track our miles not driven alone in a car. When you open a new account you give them information about your car, home and work address and they set up a personal calendar so you can track what mode of transportation you’re using as an alternative. In the summer, I ride my bike part of the way and then take the bus. In winter I take the bus all the way.

The website tallies up my miles, the money I’m saving and the amount of carbon that I’m keeping from going into the atmosphere. This year, I’ve saved over $900, saved 148 gallons of gas and kept 2,518 pounds of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere. (I’m especially pleased about that since I just learned we’re expecting a new baby in the family.) But that’s just me. If you’ve ever wondered if your small efforts make a difference, check this out. There are nine users on the Oak Harbor City staff who together saved 3,847 pounds of carbon. The 355 Oak Harbor residents that

use Rideshareonline saved almost 380,000 pounds of carbon. In Island County, there are 982 users who have saved more than 2 million pounds of carbon from reaching the atmosphere. In Washington, with 46,593 users, we saved 23,511,419 pounds of carbon. Together, we lost over 23 and a half million pounds this year. Speaking of losing weight, several studies have shown that leaving the car at home translates to more exercise and better health. Of course walking or biking to work is a good workout. But bus riders can also benefit. I have a 10-minute walk from my home to the bus and another

10-minute walk from the bus to my office. That’s 20 minutes in the morning and 20 on my way home. If I get off the bus with my friend, Louise, and walk her home, I add another 20 minutes and get a nice visit as well. I end up walking an hour a day. So I save money, gas, carbon emissions (and other pollutants) and I get social time and exercise whenever I leave the car at home. What started out as a New Year’s resolution has now become a habit because I’m a user. Are you? Maribeth Crandell is Oak Harbor’s environmental educator.

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Cotton wood tree’s demise sparks complaint A former Coupeville Town Council member is concerned about a tree recently removed from Captain Coupe Park. Ann Dannhauer, who finished her term on the council in 2011, attended Tuesday evening’s council meeting to question why a large cottonwood tree was cut down at the park that is home to the town boat launch. She also wanted to know if there was an arborist report and if the town council and park and recreation commission knew of the removal. Mayor Nancy Conard cited several reasons for cottonwood tree removal. The tree needed to be trimmed every several years, which would cost $800. The garden club was concerned the tree would threaten its projects and the brittle branches on the tree could fall and debris would make it into the nearby wastewater treatment plant. Conard mentioned the park and recreation commission learned of the tree situation about a year-and-a-half ago and the town council talked about it during a recent workshop. Council member Bob Clay mentioned that the town is at risk if staff realizes there is a hazard. He added that the town should plant a replacement tree in a more appropriate place.

Taco salad helps Relay for Life Join Relay for Life for a taco salad dinner and benefit auction May 5 at 5:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland St., Oak Harbor. Suggested donation is $5. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society through our Relay for Life team.

Island County Sheriff’s Office The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office:

Monday, April 9 At 12:52 a.m., a caller reported that a woman was assaulted at a Highway 20 location. The caller said the woman had bumps, bruises and a bald spot in her hair. At 10:59 a.m., a man reported that metal and iron were stolen off his property on W. Sleeper Road. At 2:43 p.m., a Heller Road resident reported that a neighbor has been stealing items from the caller’s “old burned-out trailer.” At 3:18 p.m., a caller reported that a suspicious woman was pulling a very large bag on wheels down Pit Road. The caller said there is only one other residence in on the road. At 4:15 p.m., a caller reported that a .45 caliber American Arms revolver was stolen from a Farragut Drive location.

Tuesday, April 10 At 12:32 a.m., a Wagon Wheel trailer park resident reported hearing a man and woman arguing. The woman was yelling, “Just because I’m not going to have sex with you …” At 12:40 a.m., a man reported that he picked up a girl in the middle of Shepherd Street near Liberty Mart. The girl said her boyfriend beat her up. At 5:12 a.m., a Lato Drive resident reported that an intoxicated man at her home was causing problems. The man asked the caller “what day she wanted him to shoot her in the face.” At 3:59 p.m., a caller reported that 10 to 15 kids were crawling on the underside of the bridge. At 6:09 p.m., a caller reported that a green house on Keystone Avenue had a septic alarm going off for the past week. At 9:15 p.m., a Salal


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Street resident reported that her boyfriend was trying to assault her. She said she locked herself in her room and he was trying to break in with a knife or screwdriver.

Wednesday, April 11 At 1:38 p.m., a staff member at Whidbey General Hospital’s emergency room reported a possible elder abuse case. The man was allegedly injured when he fell out of bed, but he had significant older bruising. At 1:47 p.m., a Sidney Street resident reported that the landlord entered the residence without permission and removed the washer. At 2:17 p.m., a caller reported that utensils, furniture and photo albums were dumped on Wanamaker Road.

Thursday, April 12 At 9:39 a.m., a caller requested a welfare check on a “soaking wet” elderly man walking on Reservation Road. At 11:04 a.m., a Sidney Street resident reported that his estranged wife was harassing him in violation of a no-contact order.

Friday, April 13 At 12:14 p.m., a caller reported that a TV or computer was on one lane of Highway 20 near Monkey Hill Road. At 12:23 p.m., a caller reported that he left his truck in neutral and it rolled down the hill and into a tree in a neighbor’s yard. At 3:10 p.m., a caller reported that a male subject at the intersection of Ault Field and Goldie roads kept stepping into traffic and sitting in the roadway. At 5:24 p.m., a North View Road resident reported ordering a pair of shoes off the internet and paying for them through Paypal. The woman said she received a box with a sponge inside, but no shoes. At 6:45 p.m., a woman reported that her son was assaulted at a house on Fairway Lane. At 9:18 p.m., a Whitney Drive resident reported that her 18-year-old son

and his friends were “beating down the door.” At 9:29 p.m., a caller reported that her teenage daughter said that kids were planning a party with prescription drugs and alcohol after a school dance. At 11:01 p.m., a driver reported that a person in a white van almost drove the caller off the road in a road rage incident on Highway 20 near Northgate Drive.

Saturday, April 14 At 12:43 a.m., A Ponderosa Drive resident reported that a woman was “freaking out” and destroying everything in his room. At 1:40 a.m., a Ridgeway Drive resident reported that his drunk stepdad was throwing his mother around. At 12:44 p.m., a caller reported that a mile-long blue cable was lying on Highway 525 in Central Whidbey. At 1:24 p.m., a Highway 20 resident reported that her ex-fiance took her jewelry and money. At 3:48 p.m., a caller reported that her daughter heard there will be a party on Greenoch Loop and boys will be spiking drinks with ecstasy. At 7:37 p.m., a caller reported that her dog was attacked and killed by another dog at the dog park off Ault Field Road. At 10:16 p.m., a Whitney Drive resident reported that his daughter was carving into his coffee table with a knife.

Sunday, April 15 At 3:50 p.m., a caller on West Beach Road reported that “she didn’t kill anyone and she wants Mr. Wilder to represent her.” At 4:55 p.m., a Jones Road resident reported that a home was burglarized and one room was ransacked.

Monday, April 16 At 11:46 a.m., a caller reported that a suspicious man in a truck was driving slowly and looking at houses on Frostad and Hoffman roads. The man was wearing reindeer antlers and had “a stuffed mannequin” in the passenger seat. At 8:56 p.m., a Homestead Road resident reported that her “ex” threatened to kill her.

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At 9:35 a.m., a man reported that one of his drivers was attacked and bitten by a pitbull on E. Crescent Harbor Road. At 4:55 p.m., a chimney fire was reported at a home on Airline Way. At 6:12 p.m., a Whitney Drive resident reported that his 18-year-old daughter attacked him so he locked her outside.

At 8:11 a.m., a caller reported a man was grabbing and yelling at a woman at a NE Midway Boulevard location. At 9:21 a.m., a caller reported a semi-truck driver took out the crosswalk sign at the intersection of Highway 20 and SW Eighth Avenue. At 10:37 a.m., a NW Redwing Drive resident reported dogs were going to the bathroom in her yard. At 12:37 p.m., a caller reported a car stolen from a SE Regatta Drive location. At 2:16 p.m., a caller reported a power line lying in the street on NW Third Avenue. At 7:11 p.m., a caller reported something hit the light pole near the intersection of SE Pioneer Way and SE Ireland Street. At 9:38 p.m., a caller reported a loud party was taking place at a N. Oak Harbor Street location. At 11:44 p.m., a caller reported finding a knife on the ground at a SE Bayshore Drive location.

Wednesday, April 18 At 9:04 a.m., a Case Road resident reported discovering that items were stolen from his barn. He said a toy submachine gun was left behind by the thief.

Oak Harbor Police Dept. The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department:

Sunday, April 22 At 6:09 p.m., a SE Ely Street resident reported someone stole a GPS unit out of her car. At 9:13 a.m., a caller reported a mom and his adult son were arguing at a NW Crosby Avenue location. At 12:03 a.m., a NE Harvest Drive resident reported a man was trying to break into her vehicle.

Saturday, April 21 At 12:29 a.m., a caller reported a S. Oak Harbor Street resident was outside waving a hockey stick and making threats. At 2:23 a.m., a caller reported a fight taking place in the parking lot of a Highway 20 business. At 3 a.m., a caller reported an assault took place at a NE Kettle Street location. At 9:42 a.m., a caller reported finding drug paraphernalia at a SE Fifth Avenue location. At 12:30 p.m., a caller reported a car accident took place on SW Bayshore Drive. At 12:51 p.m., a caller reported a man and woman were dealing drugs from a vehicle on SW Erie Street. At 4:29 p.m., a caller reported lawn lights were stolen from a NE Nunan Loop home. At 9:36 p.m., a SE Eighth Avenue resident reported her son was out of control.

Thursday, April 19 At 8:56 a.m., a caller reported someone is living in a tent in a field near the intersection of SW Fleet Street and SW Barrington Drive. At 11:02 a.m., a caller reported a woman was asking people for money in front of a Highway 20 business. At 1:20 p.m,. a caller reported oars from his boat were stolen while he was towing it through Oak Harbor. At 2:20 p.m., a caller reported an injured duck in the parking lot of a Highway 20 restaurant. Seagulls were starting to peck at it. At 4:23 p.m., an Ace Hardware employee reported a woman who tried to steal a Weed-eater had returned. At 5:05 p.m., a SE Ireland Street resident reported her son received a threat via Facebook.

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’Cats in scramble for final baseball playoff berth By JIM WALLER Sports editor

It’s going to be close. Oak Harbor’s quest for a district baseball playoff spot will come down to the wire. The Wildcats sit in seventh place; six Wesco 3A teams qualify for the playoffs. Oak Harbor (5-9, 7-10) finishes with Glacier Peak (9-4, 11-6), there Monday and at 4 p.m. here Tuesday. Oak Harbor dropped its last two games, both to firstplace Meadowdale. Last Friday the Mavericks won 1-0 at Mountlake Terrace High School, and then going to the other extreme, swamped the ‘Cats 21-13 (no, it wasn’t football) Tuesday in drizzly Oak Harbor. The two losses put a dent in Oak Harbor’s playoff hopes. The top four slots (Meadowdale, Mountlake Terrace, Shorecrest and Glacier Peak) have been clinched, and four other teams (Shorewood, Everett, Lynnwood and Oak Harbor) are scrambling to secure the final two. Shorewood (7-6, 8-9) and Lynnwood (4-9, 5-12) play each other, then Shorewood faces Meadowdale (11-2, 11-5) and Lynnwood takes on Mountlake Terrace (9-4, 9-7). Everett (5-8, 5-12) finishes with Meadowdale and

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Oak Harbor pitcher Jack Richter tosses to first baseman David Kusnick in an attempt to pick off a Meadowdale base runner. Shorecrest (9-4, 12-5). District starts Saturday, May 5. In Oak Harbor’s 21-13 loss,

sports in brief Aquajets finish 2nd at M-P The North Whidbey Aquatic Club finished second to the host team in the Mighty Marlins Sprint/Relay meet at MarysvillePilchuck High School April 21 and 22. The Aquajets were led by high-point winners Jerrin Concepcion and Noah Schroeder. Ashleigh Merrill, 8, set her first team record with a 38.88 in the 50 butterfly, and Bruce Vagt achieved his first Pacific Northwest Swim qualifying time. Joining Concepcion and Merrill in the winner’s circle were Carlos Bishai, Jacob Thompson and Shamus Warden. Angele Dennen, Joe Gorman, Maira Sulin, Thompson, Vagt, Warden and Lawrence Zapanta earned PNS gold cuts; while silver cuts were clocked by Carlos Bishai, Maria Bishai, Caitlin Dennen, Trina Desquitado, Schroeder and Zapanta. Jenna Flores received the Relay Big award, and Swimmer of the Meet honors went to Johnson. NWAC hosts the Triple Pentathlon at John Vanderzicht Pool, Friday, May 4, through Sunday, May 6. Competition begins at 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Spectators are welcome.

Meadowdale rolled to an 11-0 lead before the ‘Cats jumped back into the game with an eight-run third. The Mavs

Coupeville needs volunteers Coupeville is looking for volunteers to help with a home middle school track meet Tuesday, May 1. No experience is necessary. The meet was rescheduled from May 2. Contact Kim Andrews at kandrews@ for more information or to volunteer.

Coupeville offers physicals Comprehensive sports physicals for Coupeville students will be conducted at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, May 3, at the school. The cost is $40, and all proceeds go to a scholarship for a graduating Coupeville student. Physicals are required each year for Coupeville athletes. Contact Debby Bockman at to find out if a student’s physical is up to date and to sign up for a physical. Students can also sign up at the school office.

NW soccer holds tryouts North Whidbey Soccer Club will be holding select soccer tryouts at Fort Nugent Park (upper football fields) for players interested in playing competitively.

quickly took back control by scoring five in the fourth to go up 16-8. Meadowdale started the

mess in the second when it scored seven runs on only one hard-hit ball (a 360-foot grand slam).

U11 and U12 tryouts are 5 to 7 p.m. May 1 and 4; U13 and U14 tryouts are 5 to 7 p.m. May 10 and 14. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. all days. Players should come prepared to play: wear proper attire (no team uniforms), cleats and shin guards and bring water and a ball. For more information, visit

WG&CC honors military Whidbey Golf and Country Club will celebrate Military Appreciation Day Saturday, May 5. All active duty personnel are invited to play a free round of golf, including unlimited range balls. For tee times or more information, call 675-5490.

Kids’ Sake seeks bowlers Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County is looking for teams to participate in the 14th annual Bowl For Kids’ Sake Saturdays, May 12 and 17. Bowlers will gather at Coupeville’s Ebey Bowl May 12 and at Oak Harbor’s Oak Bowl May 19. Each five-member team is encouraged to raise $100 or more for the organization. The teams will receive free pizza and beverages and play to win raffle and door

Here’s a look at the numbers: 59 base runners, 35 hits, 34 runs, 13 half innings with at least two base runners, 12 walks, nine pitchers, seven errors and one threeup-three-down half inning (the Oak Harbor first). Scores by inning: Meadowdale 074 502 3 Oak Harbor 008 230 0 Jack Richter was 3-for-5, Nate Stanford 2-for-3 with two RBI, Austyn Walker 2-for-4 with a double, David Kusnick 2-for-3 with three RBI, Cory Cameron 2-for-4 and Andrew Snavely 2-for-5. Friday’s 1-0 game featured just six hits and 12 base runners, and the lone run was scored on a balk. Wildcat pitcher Grant Schroeder yielded just five hits and no walks while striking out five. The Wildcats had only one hit (a single by Cameron), received five walks and left seven men on base. Coach Tyson VanDam said three mistakes crippled the ‘Cats. Along with the balk, Oak Harbor had an unforced runner thrown out trying to advance from second to third on a ball hit to the shortstop and another picked off. Both base-running gaffes came with the heart of the order coming to bat.

prizes, all while helping Big Brothers Big Sisters match kids with caring adults. For information or to register, contact 360-279-0644 or Visit for information, updates and fundraising tips.

Rock On! soccer returns The eighth annual Rock On! 3-on-3 Soccer Tournament takes place Memorial Day weekend at the Fort Nugent fields. The tournament will feature three-onthree soccer and Goalie Wars. The tournament is open to age divisions U8 through U18. The $125 registration fee, due by May 18, guarantees three games, tournament shirts and goodie bags. For additional information, check out the North Whidbey Soccer Club website ( or email

OHHS holds softball clinic The Oak Harbor High School softball players will host their fourth annual softball clinic for all Whidbey Island girls ages 7 to 14 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 18, at Hillcrest Elementary School. The $15 fee includes a softball T-shirt. For information, contact Jess Weikle at 360-279-5737 or

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prep roundup Miller receives bid Oak Harbor’s Josiah Miller has been selected to play in the East/West allstar football game at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 30, at Everett Memorial Stadium. Miller earned All-Wesco, first-team honors as a running back, defensive back and kick returner each of the past two seasons. He was one of only three Wesco 3A players to be selected along with Meadowdale’s Kyler Larsen and Kyle Newsom.

Errors doom CHS Unsteady defense sent the Coupeville baseball team to a 9-6 loss to visiting Granite Falls Tuesday. The game was originally scheduled to be at Granite Falls but had to be switched to Coupeville; the Tigers hit as the home team. The Wolves fell behind 7-1 after five innings after allowing the Tigers (7-7, 8-8) five unearned runs on five errors. Coupeville’s five-run sixth narrowed the margin to 7-6. Aaron Trumbull’s double and Jake Tumblin’s two-run single sparked the rally. In the bottom of the sixth, Granite Falls’ James Barnard hit a two-run home run to finish off the scoring and the Wolves. Trumbull finished 2-for-3, and Tumblin stole his 19th consecutive base. Coach Willie Smith said starting pitcher Aaron Curtin threw well but was victimized by the Coupeville errors. The Wolves (1-10, 3-15) played South Whidbey (1-14,

1-16) in the regular season finale Friday; results were not available at press time.

Tough week for OH Having one of those weeks it would like to forget, the Oak Harbor fastpitch team lost 10-0 at Everett Tuesday and 13-1 to visiting Mountlake Terrace Thursday. The Wildcats picked up only one hit in each game. Shawna Steele singled against Everett and Riley Thompson looped a hit into right field against Terrace. Coach Jess Weikle said Emily Hunt “pitched a great game” at Everett but the Wildcat defense broke down. Oak Harbor made six errors and allowed six unearned runs. Weikle said her team “played pretty good ball up through the third inning.” She added, “Everett just does a really fantastic job at taking advantage of those moments where they can get an extra base, and we have a hard time recovering from making one error.” Everett (10-0, 14-0), which is ranked second in the state, finished with eight hits and scored two runs in the first and third innings and sealed the game with five in the fourth. After Mountlake Terrace rapped a solo home run in the first inning, it mixed a little of everything to score six runs in the second. The Hawks (10-3, 10-4) added seven more runs in the third with the help of six hits. Terrace finished with 14 hits in five innings. Steele scored Oak Harbor’s run in the fourth on two errors.

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Wildcat Shawna Steele, left, puts the tag on a Terrace runner attempting to steal second base. Oak Harbor (1-9, 3-11) heads to Meadowdale (6-4, 7-5) at 4 p.m. Monday.

OH wins in soccer Putting all the pieces together for a solid game, the Oak Harbor soccer team defeated host Meadowdale 1-0 Thursday after losing 3-1 to visiting Lynnwood Tuesday. The Wildcats have now won two of their last four matches after failing to hit the win column through the first 10. Against Meadowdale, Matt Jensen’s goal, assisted by Dakota Powers, in the 50th minute put the finishing touches on the stellar Wildcat performance. The Mavericks (3-9-2) defeated Oak Harbor 3-1 earlier this spring. Assistant coach Jeff Laiblin said Oak Harbor had “a strong offensive presence” throughout the match, led up front by Jensen and Vance Freitas, who had “great games.” The defense, paced by

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keeper Kevin Silveira’s shutout and 10 saves, had an “incredibly strong” match, Laiblin said. Defenders Chase Muller, Gavin Stewart, Caleb Gatica-Cortes, Isaiah Trower and reserve Bernard Deguzman helped preserve the shutout, according to Laiblin. “We put together a solid all-around effort,” Laiblin said. Lynnwood scored three first-half goals before Oak Harbor countered with Ben McCornack’s goal, assisted by Jensen, in the 57th minute. Coach Brian Thompson said, “After sorting out the problems at halftime, we held the second half.” Oak Harbor (2-11-1) travels to first-place Shorewood (14-0) at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Wolves top Turks A relentless attack by the Coupeville soccer team finally broke through in the 53rd minute to secure a 1-0 win over Sultan Wednesday at Mickey Clark Field. Coach Paul Mendes said Sultan (1-12, 1-14) goalie Danny Arroyo “put in a great performance” and recorded 23 saves as CHS outshot the Turks 30-6. Sean Donley, while tightly marked, headed in a “superb” cross from Zach Forland, according to Mendes, to register the goal. Mendes said, “Our defense secured the shutout and kept their concentration

and had no lapses, which is crucial for success in a game like this. “Kole Kellison was in goal again for us, which allowed Zach Forland to play another game at forward.” Coupeville hosts Granite Falls (1-10, 2-11) at 2 p.m. today.

‘Cats split in track The Oak Harbor track teams split a doubledual meet at Arlington High School Thursday. The Wildcats boys lost to the host Eagles 89-56 and defeated Marysville-Pilchuck 95-50. The results were similar for the Oak Harbor girls who fell to Arlington 107-42 but dumped Marysville-Pilchuck 84-63. Double winners for Oak Harbor were Josiah Miller (100, 10.99; 200, 22.87) and Josh Schrum (800, 2:04.45; 1,600, 4:43.85). Matt Reith (3,200, 10:08.62) and Chris Hailer (high jump, 6) also won for the boys. The Wildcat girls picked up just two firsts: Hannah Bressler (1,600, 5:39.88) and Raeanna Wynne (100 hurdles, 16.82). Oak Harbor takes part in the Stanwood Twilight Meet at 5 p.m. Friday, May 5. Other results: Second, girls: Christina Wicker, 400, 1:01.49; Heather Dale, 800, 2:28.61; Alex Laiblin, 3,200, 12:00.9. Second, boys: John Rodeheffer, 3,200, 10:13.93; Jacob Olson, high jump, 5-08; 4x400 relay, Dejon Devroe, Chris Opdyke, Jayden Da-

villa, Miller, 3:40.77. Third, girls: Jessica Hollins, 100, 13.33; Maura McKole, 200, 27.56; Jonalynn Horn, 1,600, 5:41.91; Taylor VonGrey, 3,200, 12:32.68; Wynne, 300 hurdles, 51.23, triple jump 31-04; Dominique Jackson, shot, 33-10; Ciera Wiser, javelin, 95-03, high jump, 4-06; 4x200 relay, Christina Alexander, McKole, Hollins, Sierra Seabolt, 1:49.79; 4x400 relay, Alexander, Nalani Gabbert, Dale, McKole, 4:19.35. Third, boys: Devroe, 200, 23.84, 400, 52.98; Rodeheffer, 1,600, 4:51.06; Schrum, 3,200, 10:24.67; Patrick Mayer, 110 hurdles, 18.77; Dayne Herron, shot, 4205.5; Carlos Beltran, javelin, 125-02; Tucker Lundstrom, triple jump, 39-03; 4x100 relay, Davilla, Cody Hernkind, Peter Franssen, Miller, 45.08.

Pelroy gets 3 wins Mitch Pelroy won three events to pace the Coupeville track squad in a threeteam meet at Lakewood Thursday. Lakewood won the boys meet with 109 points, and Sultan edged Coupeville 37-31. Sultan, with 82.66 points, took the girls meet over Lakewood (77.33) and Coupeville (22). Pelroy sprinted to wins in the 100 (11.73), 200 (24.18) and 400 (52.4). Madison Tisa-McPhee (100 hurdles, 17.6), Anna Bailey (400, 1:09.57) and the 4x400 relay team of TisaMcPhee, Marisa Etzell, Cassidi Rosenkrance and Grace LaPoint (4:32.05) earned wins for the Coupeville girls. The Wolves and Granite Falls go to South Whidbey at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Other results: Second, boys: Larry Hurlburt, 200, 24.7; Matthew Hampton, 3,200, 11:53.1. Second, girls: LaPoint, javelin, 99-08. Third, boys: Hurlburt, 400, 53.94; Hampton, 800, 2:19.18; Nick Streubel, shot, 38-01.5, discus, 11406; 4x100 relay, Hampton, Shawn Kump, Sam Landau, Brandon Kelley, 55.58. Third, girls: Jai’Lysa Hoskins, long jump, 13-09; 4x100 relay, Nicole Becker, Joye Jackson, Rachel Wenzel, Emma Matthys, 1:01.04.

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Now is the time Learning minds remain young at the library to take a field trip By REBECCA OLSON


It’s just about time for a field trip if you are a school-aged child. That’s because the end of the school year is in sight. It’s also time to get out if you’re all grown up, for our weather has improved greatly in the past couple of weeks, gifting us with sun breaks and moderate temperatures. With that in mind, it is fitting that we take a field trip of our own. Let’s go now, in between the soft showers of rain that annoy families watching their children play soccer and baseball, but delight the seedlings in our gardens. Grab some comfortable shoes and a hooded jacket, just in case. Now walk toward a grove of trees, the kind that bathe our Pacific Northwest home in grandeur. Step carefully among the young ferns unfurling their arms like babies do in the morning. And do not worry if you dislodge a mother bird from her nest. We will not be long and she will return, for her commitment to hatch her brood goes well beyond a momentary scare. Take in the damp air smelling faintly of evergreen and feast your eyes on the trees. Just look at all the shades of green! There is new growth everywhere, so rejoice! When your heart fills with gratitude and joy falls from your lips, you bring love into your world. This is one of the ways I know God is with you and me. He brings change to our world and tucks gentle messages inside those changes. We must step away from our busyness and take a moment to be quiet and look. We must attune our hearts to those potential messages, those great life lessons, and apply them once we return from our momentary excursions. I know that God can speak with a roar. Just turn to the Old Testament in your Bible and read about the plagues God sent upon the Egyptians. The brutal immensity of His message leaves no doubt He was intervening in the lives of man. But we also learn from the Bible that God is gentle. And His personal message to us this week can be seen in all places, in the trees as they wake up. He produces growth in both the oldest and youngest of trees --- as well as in us. His message brings great relief to most of us who fear we are too insignificant to demand His notice. It also comes to those of us who wonder if He is finished with us out of frustration with our fears and our laziness. Now look up to see all of those trees that are scarred and bent. Some have had their tops knocked out by wind and snow. Some have even been pushed over at some point and not only grow along the ground, but seem to have gained the strength to reach upward once again toward the sky. It is all about timing, known only to God and produced by God. So let us end our jaunt into the forest’s edge --- and into the edge of greater understanding --- by uttering a prayer for ourselves today, asking for growth. And energy. And enthusiasm.

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Sno-Isle Libraries offer a wide variety of activities for children, and events featuring authors and musicians. But now, there’s something for adults, too. The Librarians as Information Guides program offers two-hour classes from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through June 20 in the meeting room down the hall from the Oak Harbor Library. These free, in-depth classes are geared toward enriching the minds of adults. “It’s a pretty new thing in libraries,” said Kara Fox, adult services librarian at the Oak Harbor Library. The classes are funded by grants from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the SnoIsle Libraries Foundation. “We’re hoping to bring more adults and especially more retired people into using all the library’s resources and thinking of the library as the community’s experts and not just for books,” Fox said. The specially trained librarians teaching the classes realize that adults learn differently than children and tailor their methods to adults. “It’s a very community-oriented atmosphere,” Fox said. Attendees and teachers alike chat and make friends in the comfortable meeting room that allows for much one-onone instructional assistance. On Wednesday, May 2, Fox will teach “Mythbusting Science Information.” Fox will discuss what current brain research says about leading a happy, healthy life and how the library can help. Also coming up are classes about being an informed consumer, downloading electronic books, staying healthy for life, travel and language and two classes about family history research. On April 25, Christa Werle, electronic services coordinator for Sno-Isle Libraries, taught “Smart Investing Resources,” which took students on a hands-on journey through the research databases Sno-Isle Libraries offers free to anyone with a library card. Five adults attended the class to learn where they can invest to make money in this economy, how to get a handle on saving for retirement and how to get specific information to evaluate where their money is invested. Every student was supplied with a laptop computer so they could delve into the resources alongside Werle. Werle helped her students access resources like Value Line and Morningstar Investment Research Center to find reliable information about

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ABOVE: Christa Werle, electronic services coordinator for Sno-Isle Libraries, helps attendees of her investing class, Carol Anderson and Debbie LaGasse, find the last price of stocks. BELOW: Anderson and Tom Frederick work together to learn the process of finding free electronic resources on Sno-Isle Libraries’ web site.

Learning never gets old ●● Classes are 2-4 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: ●● May 2: Mythbusting Science Information ●● May 16: Be an Informed Consumer ●● May 23: Downloading eBooks at Your Library ●● May 30: Healthy and Happy for Life ●● June 6: Sno-Isle Travel and Language Databases ●● June 13: Tracing Your Family’s Roots with Ancestry Library Edition ●● June 20: Family History Research With HeritageQuest ●● Classes are held in the meeting room down the hall from the Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. ●● Register at

stock price stability for individual companies, industry reports and tools like a stock portfolio X-ray, which evaluates an actual or hypothetical stock portfolio. Werle also taught the group how to search for articles using Boolean search operators and used a hands-on game to help the students remember how to access these resources from home. “I feel good about the class and I learned a lot from the participants,” Werle said after the class. “The feedback at the end of the class was all very positive. There is so much information that the

library can provide and I want to share it all, but two hours is not enough time. The best feedback I had was that many of the participants asked when the class would be offered again so that they could do some research on their own and then come back and learn more.” “Any opportunity to learn new things is beneficial,” said Tom Frederick, who attended the class. “Investing has obvious benefits and the others are more general interest.” Carol Anderson attended this class as well as the first class April 18 about navigating the online health information maze, which she described as “excellent.”

“It was easy to understand, it was informative and it was full of information, much more than I’d ever realized, and it was presented in a pleasant setting such as this,” Anderson said. Frederick said he also signed up for the May 2 science class. “We’ll find out the truth about global warming,” he said. Another resource is the Book A Librarian program, which offers individuals a personalized, one-onone session with a librarian for 30 or 60 minutes. Schedule a session by calling 675-5115. Register for classes at www. by locating the class under “Class and Events,” or call 675-5115.

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Library volunteers receive President’s Service Awards

Jerry Case, Suzanne Ashworth and Christina Hilkey, volunteers for the Coupeville Library, earned President’s Volunteer Service Awards for their many hours of volunteer service.

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The President’s Volunteer Service Award was presented to 49 Sno-Isle Libraries volunteers for service in the 2011 calendar year. From Oak Harbor were Shirley Roullard and Thomas Frederick, and from Coupeville were Suzanne Ashworth, Jerry Case and Christina Hilkey. “The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation created the Volunteer Service Award program as a way to recognize volunteers who demonstrate a high level of commitment over a one-year period,” said Sno-Isle Libraries Director Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory in a press release. The volunteers were honored at a ceremony and celebration held at the Sno-Isle Libraries Service Center in Marysville on Saturday, April 14. Oak Harbor volunteers Roullard and Frederick received Bronze Service Awards, meaning they volunteered more than 100 hours of time at the library last year. Frederick read shelves, making sure the books were in order on the shelves, and put holds on the hold shelves for customer pick-up. Roullard performed those tasks, as well as volunteering to help with the children’s film series during the summer reading program. She also volunteered this year during the Women’s History Month Film Festival. The Oak Harbor Library has about 50 active volunteers throughout the year. The Coupeville Library has over 60 active volunteers who work a minimum of 24 to 28 scheduled hours every week. Case began serving the library as docent. He conducted tours for customers and visitors, sharing infor-

Shirley Roullard and Thomas Frederick, volunteers for the Oak Harbor Library, earned President’s Volunteer Service Awards for their many hours of volunteer service. award. Hilkey searches for materials requested by Sno-Isle Libraries customers, shelves requests for Coupeville customers, helps keep library materials in order on the shelves and provides administrative support for programs. She donated 231.5 hours in 2011, earning a Silver Service Award for donating more than 250 hours. Volunteers do work that is essential to the daily running of the library, and library staff relies heavily on the knowledgeable, reliable and dedicated corps of volunteers who fill those hours day after day, according to a press release. For information about volunteering, call the Oak Harbor Library at 6755115 or the Coupeville Library at 678-4911, or visit

mation about the library’s history as well as interesting facts about the new building. As the need for docents declined, his service now focuses on making sure library materials are in order on shelves and he provides administrative assistance as requested. Case donated 120 hours in 2011, earning a Bronze Service Award. Ashworth is a two-time winner of this award. She searches for materials requested by Sno-Isle Libraries customers, shelves requests for Coupeville customers, helps keep library materials in order on the shelves and provides administrative support for programs. Ashworth donated 104.5 hours in 2011, earning a Bronze Service Award. Christina Hilkey is also a two-time winner of this



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April 28

sale will be held April 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Coupeville Recreation Hall at the corner of Coveland and Alexander streets.

The Dutch are coming

Family fun pitching poop


Celebrate Oak Harbor’s Dutch heritage with the Holland Happening Parade at 11 a.m. April 28 on Bayshore Drive. The street fair runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 28 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29. The family carnival runs Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29 on Bayshore Drive. Enjoy the Klompen Canal Races at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29 on Pioneer Way. Visit www.

Elementary schools present art Student artwork from the five Oak Harbor elementary schools and HomeConnection students will be on display during Holland Happening today, April 28, through April 30 in business windows on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor. These art experiences made connections between visual arts and other subjects for the students, and include the role of the fine arts in world cultures. Call 279-5000.

Allied Artists display their work As you are enjoying Holland Happening, stop by and take in the Whidbey Allied Artists’ art show. It will be located on Pioneer across from the little mermaid statue, next to Glamorous. The dates are April 28 to 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Look for the banner in the window. Call 969-2111.

Master Gardeners hold plant clinics From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 6, at the Coupeville Farmers Market, WSU Master Gardeners will offer plant clinics. Get free answers to plant questions and help with your gardening, dependent on weather. Contact John Bachert at 678-2949 or

Beach Watchers watch whales WSU Island County Beach Watchers hold their annual whale watch cruise beginning at 3:30 p.m. April 28, leaving from the Langley Marina. Cost is $85. This is a fundraiser for Beach Watchers. Sign up by contacting 6783891 or

A plant sale in one day Coupeville Garden Club’s annual One Day Only plant

Art happens all weekend: Accompanying the Holland Happening festivities are two art shows, the Whidbey Allied Artists’ show and art by Oak Harbor elementary school students. All the art is located on Pioneer Way. See Activities listings for more information.

Klompen stompin’ in Oak Harbor

More pictures and tales of Coupeville Authors of “Coupeville,” Judy Lynn and Kay Foss, will again share stories through photographs on May 1 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Coupeville Recreation Hall. “Coupeville” is a newly released book of photographic history from 1850 to 1950. The authors will answer questions and sign books. All proceeds benefit the Island County Historical Society Museum. Books are also on sale at the Museum Store at 908 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Call 678-3310.

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Suspense, sound effects and laughter “Postcards from Whidbey Island” presents Sherlock Holmes at 7 p.m. April 28 and 2 p.m. April 29 at the Pacific NorthWest Art School in Coupeville. Enjoy a live presentation of a 1940s Sherlock Holmes radio play, plus another installment of the McCoys. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased in advance at Local Grown and Lind’s Drug in Coupeville; Bayleaf in Oak Harbor; Book Bay in Freeland; Anchor Books and Coffee in Clinton; or at the door. Contact Penncoveproductions@

April 29


VFW Post 7392 serves breakfast Breakfast will be served at VFW Post 7392, on April 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. The breakfast features pancakes, eggs, hash browns, breakfast meats and biscuits-n-gravy. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors. VFW members and their guests are invited. Breakfast proceeds benefit the local post, including its veterans assistance and community service programs. The Whitehead-Muzzall Post is located at 3037 N. Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. Call the post at 675-4048 or visit

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At the belated Earth Day Family Fun Fair April 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Flintstone Park on Bayshore Dr. in Oak Harbor, play “pitch the poop,” learn to build a worm bin, watch wildlife, spin “the wheel of water,” explore the House of Hazards, get a free beater bike, energy efficiency tips and learn where you can recycle just about anything.

It’s World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day. Head to the Coupeville Farmers Market to learn a little of each and about their health benefits from noon to 1 p.m. April 28. These simple techniques improve resistance to disease, lower blood pressure, improve sleep and increase flexibility. Visit

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Bailey kicks off campaign

Children will be just some of the people getting in touch with their inner Dutch during Oak Harbor’s Holland Happening, which takes place this weekend. The parade begins at 11 a.m. April 28 on Bayshore Drive. A street fair packed with locally made foods, arts and crafts runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 28 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29. The family carnival runs Friday, April 27 through Sunday, April 29 on Bayshore Drive. Race deceorated klompen shoes during the Klompen Canal Races at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29 on Pioneer Way. Visit www.

Party planned as Funk turns 90

Gardeners invited to exchange, swap

Wallie Funk’s 90th Birthday Celebration will be held April 29 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Depot Arts Center, 611 R Ave., Anacortes. A variety of community organizations that Funk has so generously supported over the years have joined forces to host this celebration. If you are unable to attend and want to send a card, his address is: Wallie Funk, 1300 O Avenue, Apt. 125, Anacortes, WA 98221. Funk was publisher of the Whidbey News-Times in Oak Harbor for many years, and prior to that the Anacortes American. He has spent countless hours supporting community efforts in both communities.

Hummingbird Farm Nursery & Gardens at the corner of Fort Nugent and Zylstra roads will host their monthly Gardner’s Exchange and Swap Meet from 1 to 3 p.m. April 29. The event promotes recycling and “green” ecogardening. Neighbors are invited to bring and exchange health plants, seeds and bulbs, and gently used garden tools, books, apparel and yard decor. Contact lori@ hummingbirdfarmnursery. com.

Island Wings ride at the alley Join Island Wings for three short rides from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 29. All motorcycles are welcome. Meet at Ebey Bowl, located at 1203 Terry Road, Coupeville. Cost is $10 per person of any age. Contact 360320-1170 or billobrien207@

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Take time out to remember Bill Ethridge will speak on “Time Out: A Remembrance of World War II” at the Coupeville Library at 5:30 p.m. April 30. Visit or call 678-4911.

Rep. Barbara Bailey kicks off her campaign for State Senate at 7 a.m. May 1 at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. Special guest speaker will be gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna. A donation of $25 or more is welcome. RSVP to 360-320-2590; visit www.

Seniors eat and chat The Food and Schmooze Senior Support Group hosts presenters to talk about the role of local government in the community at 1 p.m. May 1 at the Cam-Bey Apartments in Coupeville. Call Katlaina at 360-6325687 or Jan at 678-8800.

Gardeners gather at Hummingbird Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens, corner of Fort Nugent and Zylstra roads, is hosting their monthly “Gathering for Gardening” May 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. This month’s free forum will focus on “Creating room to grow,” and addresses combining edibles with ornamentals that attract beneficial creatures to cultivate better garden spaces. Following the forum, there will be a hands-on workshop on building a garden trug that mom and you will love. Contact lee@hummingbirdfarm or 679-5044.

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wed. Parents learn about kindergarten An orientation will be held for parents of students who will be kindergarteners

next year at 6:30 p.m. May 2, at the Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building. Registration begins the next day at each elementary school. Students must be 5 years old by midnight, Aug. 31 in order to begin kindergarten in the fall. Visit www. and click on “registration.”

Librarians are information guides Wednesdays through June 20, the Oak Harbor Library presents in-depth classes for adults from 2 to 4 p.m. On May 2, hear about mythbusting science information. The library is located at 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Call 675-5115.

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thurs. Soroptimist awards scholarship winners Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor will hold its first annual awards banquet from 5:30 to 9 p.m. May 3 at the CPO Club Ballroom. Enjoy dinner and a program in which five awards will be given to hardworking individuals. Tickets are $25; contact sioakharbor@soroptimist. net or 360-632-4681.

Water group meets about salmon The Water Resources Advisory Committee, the citizen committee overseeing the Salmon Recovery program, meets publicly from 3 to 5 p.m. May 3 at Skagit Valley College Oak Hall room 306 in Oak Harbor. An open house follows from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to allow residents to comment on project actions. Call 6797352 or visit www. islandcountyehorg/Page/204.

Gardeners can massage selves Coupeville Garden Club meets May 3 at 10 a.m. at the Coupeville Recreation Hall. Speaker Sue Henry, LMP, will talk about “self massage techniques for gardeners.” The public is welcome.

Republican Women hear candidate The Republican Women’s Club of North Whidbey will meet for their monthly no-host luncheon May 3 at 11:30 a.m. at El Cazador Restaurant in Oak Harbor. Guest speaker is Jill Johnson, director of the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce and candidate for Island County Commissioner, District 2. Call 678-4602.

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HOPE offers therapeutic riding for the summer HOPE Therapeutic Riding Center is currently taking registrations for the 2012 summer quarter for therapeutic riding lessons. The registration deadline is May 7 for current students and May 14 for new and returning students. The program offers specially trained and certified instructors who know how to address the needs of people of all ages who are facing a broad range of special challenges, including physical, cognitive, emotional and more. For the past 25 years, HOPE has helped students achieve greater mobility, self-confidence and social skills, among other benefits. Rather than teach all lessons alike, each lesson is designed specifically to meet the special needs and goals of the individual student, whether those goals be achieving better balance or hand/eye coordination, improving social interactions, muscle strengthening,

building self-confidence and many more goals. Whatever the goal, the students have fun learning how to ride. Classes will be held at both the North Whidbey location in Coupeville and the South Whidbey location in Langley. The quarter will run for six weeks beginning Monday, June 18. Fees for summer quarter are $180. There is an additional $30 charge for new students to cover the new student assessment. A limited number of scholarships are available to pay for part of the fees for those students who meet financial criteria. Fees and registration papers must be received by the deadline. Required paper work is available by contacting HOPE at 360-221-7656 or For more information, visit

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Chamber Orchestra features Islanders recognize Day of Prayer Celtic duo in two concerts Whidbey Island’s Saratoga Chamber Orchestra presents two special events featuring the dynamic Celtic music duo of Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist

Natalie Haas. The SCO’s Intermezzo III Gala Fundraising Dinner will be held Friday, May 4. This intimate house concert will feature Fraser and Haas

Hear Celtic music duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas at two upcoming Saratoga Chamber Orchestra events.

in recital, a gourmet catered dinner by Chef Vincent Nattress and a silent and live auction, all in support of the Saratoga Chamber Orchestra. Tickets are $125 or tables for $800. At 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6, “A Celtic Spectacular” Gala Concert will again feature Fraser and Haas as well as the Saratoga Chamber Orchestra at South Whidbey High School in Langley. General admission tickets to the Sunday concert are $20 per adult and $18 per senior/military. Students 18 and under are admitted free and under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Tickets are available at Anchor Books in Clinton; Moonraker Books in Langley; Book Bay in Freeland; Bayleaf in Coupeville and Oak Harbor; and Click Music in Oak Harbor, or at brownpaper Cash/check and MC/V/ Discover are accepted at the door. For more information, visit www. saratogachamberorchestra. org.

On Thursday, May 3, the 61st annual National Day of Prayer will be observed on Whidbey Island. Pastor Jin Ming Ma of the Coupeville United Methodist Church will provide the message for the prayer event that will be held across the street from the church at the Island County Courthouse on North Main Street. Everyone in the com-

munity is invited to gather at the courthouse for prayer at 12:15 p.m. Also on May 3, Concordia Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod), 590 N. Oak Harbor Road, Oak Harbor, will unite with Christians all over our nation celebrating the National Day of Prayer. God’s Word says, “You do not have, because you do not ask.” Come to pray, wor-

ship, and sing God’s praises. The service will begin at 10 a.m. There will be refreshments in the parish hall after the service. Contact 6752548 or clcstaff@concordia Finally, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., prayer warriors will meet at the Windjammer Park Gazebo, Oak Harbor. For more information email

Lead tours of Ebey’s Historical Reserve Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve is getting ready to open the Jacob Ebey House for a new summer season on Thursday, June 7. Aside from visitors, organizers are looking for volunteer docents who love telling good, true stories and who can’t get enough of magnificent landscapes. If you would enjoy sharing the treasures of Ebey’s Landing with people from

near and far, please consider becoming a Reserve docent. You don’t need a Ph.D in Island history, but you will learn something new every day on the job. As 2011 docent Al Sherman put it: “I enjoyed being a docent last summer. People from all over stopped by, including other countries, all interested in the Ebey family and the Reserve. Plus, I enjoy the

view!” If interested, join the Docent Training Workshop on Saturday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jacob Ebey House. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Bring a friend along and volunteer together. For more information, or to reserve your spot, contact ebla_administration@nps. gov or call 678-6084.

Whidbey General offers experience for teens Whidbey General is sponsoring a summer Teen Volunteer Program for students between the ages of 13 and 17.

Interested individuals should be prepared to work three hours once a week from July 9 to Aug. 17. Deadline for applications is June 4.

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births Whidbey General Sebastian Franklin Griffin, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, was born April 8, 2012. He is the son of Amber Griffin of Oak Harbor. Jaiver Anthony Antenor Bernardo, 7 pounds, 2 ounces, was born April 14, 2012. He

is the son of Gabriel Bernardo and Maria Antonette Antenor of Oak Harbor. Isabella Elaine Bowzer, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, was born April 17, 2012. She is the daughter of Mark and Roseanna Bowzer of Oak Harbor. Chloe Eleanor McNeil, 7

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Naval Hospital Oak Harbor Paige Elizabeth Stanford, 9 pounds, 5 ounces, was born March 27, 2012. She is the daughter of Geoffrey and

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Heather Stanford. Joshua Jayden Garcia, 9 pounds, 2 ounces, was born March 28, 2012. He is the son of Maricarmen and Luis Garcia III. Cooper Thomas Kubinski, 9 pounds, 14 ounces, was born March 30, 2012. He is the son of Joshua and Andrea Kubinski. Lily Madison Elsbree, 8 pounds, was born March 30, 2012. She is the daughter of

Alan and Sarina Elsbree. Charles Lochlan Acker, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, was born March 31, 2012. He is the son of Donald and Rachel Acker. Finn Kevin Butler, 6 pounds, 10 ounces, was born March 31, 2012. He is the son of Kevin and Natasha Butler. Jazmine Denise Lee Roberts, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, was born April 3, 2012. She is the daughter of Juston

and Janelle Roberts. Evan James Banka, 6 pounds, was born April 3, 2012. He is the son of Paul and Breanne Banka. Allisen Brianna-Paige Mosley, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, was born April 4, 2012. She is the daughter of Ryan and Jessica Mosley. Jaxson Owen Mann, 9 pounds, 4 ounces, was born April 7, 2012. He is the son of James and Corrina Mann.

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God-Centered Worship Christ-Centered Preaching Verse-by-Verse Teaching Worship: 1 PM 1411 Wieldraayer Road (off of Swantown Road) Pastor Keith McFaul 360-279-9713

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“To Know Christ & Make Him Known”

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Worship Assembly.......................9:30 am Bible Classes for all ages............11:00am


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St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Assembly of God

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Pastor Jeffrey Spencer Pastor Marc Stroud, Caring Minstry Lynne Ogren, Music & Children Ministry


490 NW Crosby Ave., Oak Harbor 675-5008

Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am

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Missouri Synod

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620 A/B Erin Park Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Sunday Worship ....8:00 & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School .........................9:15 a.m.

Child Care is available and Everyone Welcome

Sunday Morning Services • 9:00am Traditional Worship • 10:00am Sunday School (All Ages) • 10:30am Contemporary Worship Children and Worship

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Monday Prayer Meeting - 6:00 P.M. Tuesday Night Bible Study- 6:30 P.M. Friday High Praise Service- 6:30 P.M. Sunday Celebration/Children’s Ministry – 9:30 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship Service – 11:00 A.M.

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Dave Templin, Pastor Bethany Popkes, Youth Director Kurt Imbach, Adult Facilitator

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House of Prayer Faith Tabernacle of Praise

Lutheran Church

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Bible Study For All Ages.....9:15 a.m. Worship Services.....10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Services..................6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Student Ministries Child care for all services. Pastor Grafton Robinson Associate Pastor Lemuel B. Villano 675-6686

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Whidbey Presbyterian Church

Sunday Service at 10:00 am

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Nursery provided

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Trinity Lutheran Church

James Lindus, Pastor Dennis Hanson, Pastor George Brunjes, Pastor Eric Ottum, Pastor Karl Olsen, Minister of Music

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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island

St. Augustine’s Parish • 675-2303 5:00 pm 8:00am & 9:30 am 9:00 am

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BASE OPERATING SUPPORT SERVICES FACILITIES CONTRACT WHIDBEY ISLAND NAVAL AIR STATION Nationwide Federal Government leading Facilities Services Contractor has a variety of positions available for the above mentioned facility. If you are or have been employed at this facility you are encouraged to apply. Former Military Personnel, including retirees, as well as all individuals with the necessary skills, certifications, and qualifications for the following positions are encouraged to apply in confidence.

Project Manager Quality Control Manager Site Safety & Health Officer Utility Manager

Electrical Supervisor Facility Manager HVAC/R Supervisor Environmental Manager

Qualified candidates will be considered for employment should our firm be awarded this contract. The ability to obtain and maintain a Federal Government Clearance and the ability to pass a pre-employment drug screening is required. Please submit resumes to: Drug Free EOE M/F/D/V

Tiffany Walker Recruitment Solutions Specialist 10 years print media experience 866-603-3213 With options ranging from one time advertising to annual campaigns, I have the products and the expertise to meet your needs. Whether you need to target your local market or want to cover the Puget Sound area,


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real estate for sale Real Estate for Sale Lots/Acreage OAK HARBOR

3.57 ACRES OF Undeve l o p e d p r o p e r t y fo r sale. Island County Geographic ID #R-23327303-0220. Located off Silver Lake Road in Oak Harbor. No septic, no w a t e r, n o e l e c t r i c i t y. Asking $85,000. Not viewable from the road, call for viewing appointment. 360-632-6606. Real Estate for Sale Manufactured Homes Oak Harbor

FOR SALE 2 and 3 BR mobile homes in familyfriendly park, near schools, shopping, Navy base. $5,000-$18,000. 360-675-4228


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Spacious 2BR Clinton Apts

Convenient location, walk to Island Transit, Post Office, grocery store, banks, hardware store, dining, church & ferry landing!




RENTALS AVAILABLE In a Family Park. 2 bedr o o m , 1 b a t h d o u bl e wide with woodstove, $700. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $550. 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide, very nice, $800. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $500. 3 bedroom, 2 bath on 3 acres, big shop/ workroom, $1100. Contact manager at 360770-6882 OAK HARBOR

Real Estate for Rent Island County Oak Harbor

MOVE IN NOW! Unique 2-3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2,500 SF water view home with open floor plan, fireplace, hardwood. 2.5 car garage, daylight basement, decks in upscale Oak Harbor neighborhood. Oak Harbor $1,400 month. Discount 2 BR, 1 BA located at fo r p r o m p t p ay, l o n g 130 SE Pasek Street. lease. 360-675-4056 $785/mo, $500/deposit. Pe t s o k a y. 3 6 0 - 6 7 5 1815 or 360-672-5195 Find what you need 24 hours a day. B E AU T I F U L wa t e r / M t view 3 Bedroom, 1.75 Bath home. W/D, Gas/ pellet fireplace. Attached garage. New carpet. No pets/smoking. $1250 mo. Call 360-929-0758.

NATIONWIDE OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND! 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH Studio in town. View, appliances, private fenced yard. No smoking, no pets, $750/ month. 360221-8399 Oak Harbor

2 B E D RO O M , 1 b a t h small house out of town. $775 month, first, last, deposit. Sorry no smoking or pets. (360)6322282

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OPEN SAT 1:30-3:30 2464 Sunlight Beach Rd, Clinton Enjoy combing miles of sugar-sand beach from this charming cottage on beautiful Sunlight Beach with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, open floor plan and patio. Views of the Olympics and shipping lanes.

$1,150,000 Dan Fouts 360-969-5957 #322746


The South Whidbey Record, with offices in Coupeville, WA, seeks an enthusiastic, creative individual to sell advertising to local businesses. The successful candidate must be dependable, detail-oriented and possess exceptional customer service skills. Previous sales experience required; media sales a plus! Reliable insured transportation and good driving record required. We offer a BASE SALARY PLUS COMMISSION, expense reimbursement, excellent health benefits, paid vacation, sick and holidays, 401(k) and great work environment with opportunity to advance.

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1 BR BEACH Cottage. Wa s h e r, d r ye r. G r e a t crabbing! 1 mile from ferry. $875 a month plus deposit. 360-341-1581.

1 BD CABIN with beautiful view of Mt. Higgins. sleeps 6. Approx 900 sq. ft. Cozy living room with fireplace. New cedar deck facing French Creek. Large lot / outbuildings. Lovingly cared for & well maintained. 50 miles N. of S. Everett. $98,500 cash or possible par t financing by owner. 425-512-9993. Recreational Oppor tunities Abound!

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CHARMING BEACH Cottage! $850 a month. 2 bedroom, large kitchen, laundr y, gas fireplace, patio, all appliances. Water & sewer included. Credit check required. No smoking or pets. 360-239-7150 or 360-331-5280.

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FSBO 1 BEDROOM house. Community beach and pool, Looking for a fun, ener- $107,000. 2001 Pinegetic person to assist crest Ave, Coupeville. with front desk and den- 360-678-4831. tal assisting duties. Part time position. Flexible LANGLEY hours. Must be regisLOG CABIN CORNER tered through WSDOH 2br, 1.5ba, $750/mo and have current 4330 Lunberg Street CPR/First Aide card. n/s, n/p, first, last, dep. Please email, fax or Soundview Realty bring resume to: 206-527-0800 795 NE Midway Blvd. Ste. 201., Oak Harbor Fax: 360-279-8102

C o u p ev i l l e. R e q u i r e s both skills training around parenting issues, behavior management techniques and support to the parent and children. BA degree in behavioral health or AA + 2 years related experience or combination education/experience totaling PART TIME 4 ye a r s. Va l i d W S D L and insurable dr iving DENTAL ASSISTANT record. Registered in Exper ience preferred. Monday - Thursday in WA State. Wage $13.29. South Whidbey office. M u s t h ave WA S t a t e DIRECTOR, OUTPATIENT SERVICES R e g i s t r a t i o n . P l e a s e send resume: PO BOX NORTH 372, Langley, WA 98260 F/T (40 hrs/wk). 71000. or call: (360)221-5060 M o u n t Ve r n o n . O ve r sees & directs systems Business and services for a range Opportunities of outpatient services for children, adults, and oldAccount Reps er adults in Skagit, Isfor Fortune land, and San Juan Counties. Includes tradi500 Co. needed. tional outpatient servicIndependent es, 24-hour intensive Contractors. programs, and chemical dependency ser vices. MA Degree in Behavior- INTERNATIONAL CULa l H e a l t h d i s c i p l i n e . TURAL Exchange RepMeet WA State qualifica- resentative: Earn suptions as a Mental Health p l e m e n t a l i n c o m e Professional. Prefer Li- placing and supervising c e n s u r e a s a M e n t a l high school exchange Health Counselor or So- students. Volunteer host cial Worker + 5 yrs post- families also needed. graduate professional Promote world peace! mental health exper i- e n c e i n a b e h av i o ra l health care setting, 2 or Schools & Training more of which included clinical experience and ATTEND COLLEGE onm a n a g e m e n t ex p e r i - line from home. *Medical ence. WA State driver’s *Business *Criminal Juslicense w/ insurable driv- tice. *Hospitality. Job ing record. Salary DOE. placement assistance. Benefits. Computer available. FiPlease send resume & nancial Aid if qualified. cover letter to: SCHEV cer tified. Call Compass Health, HR 866-483-4499. PO Box 3810 MS 42 Everett, WA 98213 Reach the readers the dailies miss. Call 800-388-2527 today EOE to place your ad in Maple Ridge the ClassiďŹ eds.

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1 BEDROOM Waterfront home! Nice, clean house in Holmes Harbor at 5349 B Bercot Road. No pets. $900/ Month. Boat house option $150/ month. 206-972-0029 or 360-319-3410.


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Real Estate for Rent Island County Oak Harbor

Oak Harbor

1 BEDROOM trailer with carport and deck. Washe r a n d d r ye r. $ 4 5 0 month, first, last, $300 deposit. Sorry no smoking or pets. (360)6753884 Need extra cash? Place your classiďŹ ed ad today! Call 1-800-388-2527 or Go online 24 hours a day

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MLS#340964 $429,500

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MLS#346406 $235,000

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$612-$662 per month. Near NAS. Available Now! Call about Specials!!

Call: (360)679-1442 ,OOKINGĂĽFORĂĽAĂĽNEWĂĽPLACEĂĽ 2,838 SF, CRAFTSMAN #HECKĂĽOUTĂĽ 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3 WWWPNWHOMElNDERCOM c a r g a r a g e h o m e . FORĂĽLOCALĂĽĂĽNATIONALĂĽLISTINGSĂĽ $1,800 + deposit. New neighborhood in Hillcrest OAK HARBOR Elementary school district. Close to NASWI located at 2733 SW Fairway Point Drive. Please call Matt first for an appt 360-320-1932. ,OOKINGĂĽFORĂĽAĂĽNEWĂĽPLACEĂĽ #HECKĂĽOUTĂĽ WWWPNWHOMElNDERCOM FORĂĽLOCALĂĽĂĽNATIONALĂĽLISTINGSĂĽ 2 BEDROOM apartment. Apartments for Rent Newly updated. No pets, no smoking. $640 Island County month, sewer and water FREELAND included. 360-659-9282 SPACIOUS ONE Bedor 425-345-7068 room, mother in law unit. Ground floor, own en- Oak Harbor trance, unfur nished. Great 2 BR $579 Lovely west sunset/ waand a 1 BR $499 ter view. No smoking. Pets negotiable. $650/ Beautiful property month, includes utilities, Oak Harbor wi-fi, cable. 360-7302490 Call Susan at: LANGLEY

1 BEDROOM MODERN Duplex. 1 block to downtown yet quiet. Deck, yard. $700 mo, utilities included. Excellent condition! 360-969-4261.

OAK BAY STATION APARTMENTS 135 NE Barron Dr. Oak Harbor, 98277


2 & 3 BR’s $733-$795 All welcome to apply but prefence given to households of 4 +. Immediate Openings! Income Limits Apply

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Apartments for Rent Island County OAK HARBOR

No Application Fee! Studio, 1 & 2 BR $450-$625 per mo. Near NAS/town. Wtr/swr/grbg paid. 360-683-0932 626-485-1966 Cell

real estate rentals Commercial Rentals Office/Commercial Oak Harbor

S PA C I O U S 2 B D R M Large patio. Clean and quiet! Fireplace, washer, dr yer hookups. Senior discount avail. Garbage included. $725/ Month. 360-675-6642.

A S T E A L AT $ 9 5 0 ! Great views! 3 Room S u i t e i n p r o fe s s i o n a l building. High traffic, great par king! Water, sewer, garbage, electric included. 360-929-7593 OAK HARBOR

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2 BEDROOM duplex in beautiful downtown Langley. Washer, dryer. $750 per month. Water and sewer paid. 360661-0133

231 SE Barrington Starting @ $425/mo 735 SF ~ $765+nnn 605 SF ~ $745+nnn


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LEXY MANOR. Small, quiet complex. 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms available. Close to shopping. Fa m i l i e s a n d s p e c i a l needs welcome. Rent starts at $556. Call: 360279-2155 Oak Harbor

Madrona Manor CALL FOR MOVE-IN SPECIALS Families and special needs welcome. 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms starting at $615/mo. Walking distance to beach, park, shopping and bus route. Call: 360-240-1606 ** Section 8 ok

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ADOPT -- A Loving Creative Financially Sec u r e C o u p l e , Wa r m , Stable Family life awaits precious baby. Expenses paid. 1-800-562-8287

WHIDBEY LINKS ESTATES $439,000 Come home to elegance in this exquisite 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home featuring a fabulous gourmet kitchen, office, great room, master with 5-piece bath, soaring windows and unobstructed views of the golf course. Denise White 360-914-0675 #343998

CENTRAL WHIDBEY $1,050,000 Westside custom home on 2+ acres of high-bank waterfront with 180-dgree view of Olympics, strait and shipping lanes. Separate guest cabin, 2 separate garages, and much more. #344519 John Carr 360-678-5858

WHIDBEY SHORES $329,950 Pristine 2-bedroom, 2-bath home enjoys sweeping views over Saratoga Passage from Mt Baker to Everett to Hat Island with the Cascade Mountains in-between. Quiet stable neighborhood. Sharley Lewis 360-331-6006 #344502

OAK HARBOR $218,000 Charming and move-in-ready, this 3-bedroom, 2.25-bath home on 1.25Âą acres offers a covered front porch, great kitchen with hardwood floors and breakfast bar. Established gardens and fenced area for pets. Julie Kinnaird 360-632-6619 #343942

BON AIR $199,000 Charming 1-level home on 4 lots. Beautifully updated baths. Excellent south and west light plus sunset glow. French doors to patio. Community beach, pool and clubhouse. #336868 Marilyn Sherman Clay 360-678-5858

GOSS LAKE $138,500 1-bedroom, 2-bath home on large lot with huge 2 barn-like garage/shop to store your toys. Great location with community boat launch and Goss Lake access for members. Close to Langley and Freeland. John Joynt 360-346-0017 #341439

DUGUALLA BAY $349,900 Newly remodeled and situated on 2.3Âą incredible acres, this 3-bedroom, 2.25-bath home offers spectacular views of Dugualla Bay, Hope Island and Mt. Baker. New deck, pole barn and shop plus so much more! Craig McKenzie 360-929-1712 #345260

COUPEVILLE $379,000 Rare 1+ acre in town. NW contemporary with large covered porch and rolling lawn. Open floor plan, cook's kitchen, 2 master suites, loft office/den. Detached 2-car garage/shop. #344661 Carmen McFadyen 360-969-1754

HOLMES HARBOR $35,000 5th fairway lot on cul-de-sac; bring your plans. Priced far below assessed value. Near Freeland amenities - shopping, banks, library. Free bus line. Jody LaBissoniere 360-331-6006 #311964

View all available properties at Oak Harbor 360/675-5953

Coupeville 360/678-5858

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THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In Re the Estate of FLORENCE BUSHNELL MORRISON, Deceased. NO. 12-4-00073-7 NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy ofthe claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative ser ved or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided und e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: Saturday, April 21, 2012 Personal Representative: Cynthia Trenshaw Attor ney for Personal Representative: M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA 98236. (360)341-1515. Dated this 16th day of April, 2012. /s/ Cynthia Trenshaw Cynthia Trenshaw, Personal Representative Attorneys for Personal Representative: /s/ M. Douglas Kelly M. Douglas Kelly WSBA #6550 Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, L.L.P. P.O. Box 290 Clinton, WA 98236 LEGAL NO. #381900 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. April 21, 28, May 5, 2012.


Build up your business with our Service Guide Special: Four full Found weeks of advertising starting at $40. Call F O U N D : C AT ! L a r g e G r ey a n d W h i t e S e a l 800-388-2527 to Point with Blue eyes, place your ad today.


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NOTICE The South Whidbey Children’s Center does not discriminate in the provision of services because of race, creed, color, national or igin, sex, disability or age and does not discriminate in employment practices because of race, creed,

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color, national or igin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, marital status or Vietnam Veteran status. LEGAL NO. 383445 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. April 28, 2012

NORTH WHIDBEY FIRE AND RESCUE REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATION North Whidbey Fire and Rescue solicits interest from qualified architectural firms to provide professional services for the following project: PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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The work to be performed by the consultant consists of prepar ing preliminary architectural design, engineering, and contract documents for construction of a fire station. Station to be modeled after Skagit No. 2 Memorial station. The design will include site development (grading, utilities, drainage, landscaping). Design shall conform to the surrounding areas and communities as well as all applicable codes and standards. The major responsibilities of the project include: Close coordination with the Fire Chief and Board of Fire Commissioners, Programming and Design Development, Island County site plan

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per mitting and review process including SEPA, Bid documents including Plans, Specifications, and Estimate, Preparation of building permit applications, Bid and construction administration, Bid ready documents delivered to the District by a specified date to be determined. SUBMITTAL Submittals should include the following information: Firm name, address, phone and fax numbers, and email address, Name of Principal-in-Charge and Project Manager, Number of employees in each firm proposed for the project.

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Submittals will be evaluated and ranked based on the following criteria:Key personnel, Firm and key personnel experience in design and engineering of fire stations and administration facili t i e s, A b i l i t y t o m e e t schedule, Ability to design to cost/budget, Approach to project, Familiarity with relevant codes and standards, Past performance and references. To conser ve resources and review time, submittals should be limited to 15 pages maximum. Please submit 2 copies o f yo u r S t a t e m e n t o f Qualifications to: Fire Chief Marvin Koorn, 770 NE Midway Blvd. #201, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 by May 18, 2012 at

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4:00pm. No submittals will be accepted after that date. Any questions regarding this project should be directed to Fire Chief Marvin Koorn, c h i e f @ n w f r. o r g or 360-675-1131. LEGAL NO.383692 Published: Whidbey N e w s T i m e s , S o u t h BEAUTIFUL SOLID Oak Whidbey Record. April Dining Set with leaf & 28, May 2, 2012. hutch. Seats 6 including 2 Captian chairs. Excellent condition! $300. Call 360-544-6704.

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Desk; Solid Oak. Flat top with glass. 4 drawers; 2 large & 2 small. Good condition! Oak Harbor. $150. 360-675-1215 Free magazines! Large collection of 1990- 2000 “Fine Home Building, Woodworking Journal of Light Construction� m a g a z i n e s. 3 6 0 - 6 7 8 6040. Freezer: 19 CF upright, works great in good shape. $50. Call 360678-2208, Whidbey. Generator by Coleman. 2,500 watt. Great working condition! $125. 2 hurr icane lamps $25. Oak Harbor. 360-6751215 Rolltop desk excellent condition. 30� wide, 21� d e e p, 4 4 � h i g h . $ 5 0 . 360-679-8364 Sleeper sofa. Full size. Sage Green & Beige. $150. Coupeville. 360639-5028. Whirlpool Upright 16.7 cubic foot Frost Free Freezer. White, in excellent condition. $150 firm. You Haul. Call 360-6798690 YA R D - M A N b y M T D, 21� Self Propelled Mulching Mower. Transmission Dr ive, 6.5HP Briggs & Stratton. $150 Cash. (360)679-1280 Free Items Recycler

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RETIREMENT SALE! Tools (wide varity), machine & engine par ts, metal Lathe, drill press, and tons, upon tons of miscellaneous! 4/27, Friday & 4/28, Saturday, 8am- 4pm. 4/29, Sunday, 8am- noon. Located A K C G R E AT D A N E at intersection of HighPuppies. Now offering way 525 and Classic Rd. Full-Euro’s, Half-Euro’s OAK HARBOR & S t a n d a r d G r e a t ANTIQUE SALE! EuroD a n e s . M a l e s & f e - pean, Oriental & Amerimales. Every color but can. Great prices!! FriF a w n s , $ 5 0 0 & u p . day, Saturday & Sunday, Health guarantee. Li- A p r i l 2 7 t h - 2 9 t h f r o m c e n s e d s i n c e 2 0 0 2 . 10am to 5pm at 651 SE Dreyersdanes is Oregon Bayshore Drive, B-205, state’s largest breeder of Oak Harbor, 98277. Great Danes. Also; sell- OAK HARBOR ing Standard Poodles. CUB SCOUT ing Sale. Saturday, April Call 503-556-4190. 28th, 8:30am-10:30am at Wells Fargo Parking Lot, 361 SE Pioneer Way. Multiple Families. DINING SET Solid Oak! Help Us Get To Camp! Table with smoked glass inset, opens to seat 10, Oak Harbor 8 upholstered chairs, MOVING SALE: hutch & stand up stor2090 Crosswoods age unit & table pads. Circle. Ve r y g o o d c o n d i t i o n , G R E AT P Y R E N E E S Friday & Saturday $ 1 , 0 0 0 o r b e s t o f fe r. p u p p i e s . L i c e n s e d April 27-28. 360-373-9410. breeder, health warran8:00-2:00 t y, s h o t s. Pa r e n t s o n SOMETHING FOR site. Raised with kids Miscellaneous EVERYONE! and livestock! Excellent Cash only please! ANTIQUE MILLS Nickel family dogs and liveSlot Machine, $500. Ski stock guardians. $300- Hand tools, yard tools, Rack, Carrier Bars and $400 each. Call 360- J o h n D e e r e r i d i n g lawnmower, table saw, Carriage, $400. Thule 652-7173 drill press, kerosene Bike Carrier and Bike heater, lots of camping Floor Stand, $50. Bowthings, propane tanks, Flex “Ultimateâ€? with kerosene containers, Floor Pad and Complete grill w/ cover, smoker, Instuction Booklet, $800. h a n d c ra n k c l o t h e s Craftsman Bench Grindwasher, chainsaw, axer, $50. (360)279-8632 es, 2+ cords of wood, You’ll ďŹ nd everything bldg. supplies, edger, you need in one weed whacker, edger, website 24 hours a micro-irrigation, and more. Concrete birdday 7 days a week: baths, wicker furniture, wooden outdoor table YORKIE/ YORKSHIRE a n d c h a i r s , l a m p NEW queen size bed Terrier, AKC Registered. w / f r a m e , $ 1 2 5 . N e w B o r n 1 / 2 1 / 1 2 . H o m e shades, Duncan Phyfe BBQ, $40. 3 standup ro- raised. Will be small. Fa- table, furniture, booktating heaters, $30 or ther only 3 lbs 2 oz. Very c a s e s , b u n k b e d s , $15/each. 3 way lamp friendly and loving pup- wood futon, couch pil$7. New GE microwave, pies, full of mischief. lows, quilts, blankets $ 2 0 . M r. C o f f e e $ 7 . Mother and father on- a n d l i n e n s , k n i c k Osterizer, $10. Working site. Wormed and first k n a c k s , h o u s e h o l d Epson printer, $10. 2’ x shots. Females: $900. g o o d s , K i t c h e n - A i d 5’ oak wor king table, Males: $700. Call any- mixer (used 1 time), large white bookcase, $20. (360)632-7457 time: 360-631-6256 or seasonal decorations, 425-330-9903 large lighted outdoor Wanted/Trade nativity set, other outTack, Feed & door Christmas decor, Supplies I pay CASH for Diabetic and more. Boys Test Strips. Most types. M A X W E LTO N FA R M , clothes (infant-12 yrs), Up to $10 per box. Call local square bale Grass Lots of women’s long Michael 360-675-0556 H a y. L o w l a n d m i x e d d r e s s e s a n d s k i r t s, gra s s e s. $ 1 6 5 fo r 3 3 Whidbey. b a l e t o n . O n S o u t h wool sweaters, men’s clothes, Tons of shoes WE BUY ENTIRE es- Whidbey. 206-949-3625 for boys, women and tates, storage units, old men. 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