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Student-built lantern house put into place Greenbank man pleads to kidnapping, rape

Three Whidbey high schools combine efforts

By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

By REBECCA OLSON Staff reporter

Thanks to the work of Oak Harbor, Coupeville and South Whidbey students, Thursday afternoon featured the installation of the new, historically accurate lantern house. Two years of hard work by students from three schools, with a big boost from Archie Nichols of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland and many other mentors, culminated as the lantern house arrived by truck at Admiralty Head Lighthouse Thursday morning preceded by an Island Crane Services, Inc. crane driven by Don Carscadden. Volunteers had already prepped the old lantern house, leaving it loose for fast removal — a relief because volunteers had feared the lantern house was welded to the floor, but instead, it was bolted. Archie Nichols and four South Whidbey High School students who put countless hours of work into the project climbed the winding staircase into the old lantern house and attached ropes for its removal by crane. A crowd gathered below to watch the removal of the lantern house, a thin, Plexiglas lantern house not intended to look historically accurate. Dust rained down as the lantern house was lowered to the ground. It will be auctioned off by the park. “I’m so excited! I’m just like dying of excitement!” exclaimed Julie Pigott, WSU Extension of Island County Admiralty Head Lighthouse

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A new lantern house was placed on Admiralty Head Lighthouse Thursday, the culmination of two years of work by students and teachers of all three Whidbey high schools, Archie Nichols of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders and a number of volunteers and donors. program coordinator. “It’s gorgeous!” she said, admiring the new lantern house. “The students have done a wonderful job. It’s professional work. ... I’m so

proud of them!” As watchers gazed at the lighthouse, topless for the first time in 50 years, Nichols drilled holes in the new lantern house on the ground to

match the studs already in place, which were unevenly spaced. Students Christian Justus, Zach Caravan, Scotty See lantern, A20

A 23-year-old Greenbank man who kidnapped and raped his estranged girlfriend will likely be going away for more than 16 years. George Downey was dressed in jail orange and wearing his usual odd grin in Island County Superior Court Monday. As part of a plea bargain, he pleaded guilty to first-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping, residential burglary, second-degree burglary, felony violation of a court order and a gross misdemeanor violation of a court order. Both the prosecution and defense will recommend an indeterminate sentence of up to life, with a minimum of 16 years and four months in prison. The sentencing hearing is scheduled for Oct. 12. Deputy Prosecutor David Carman told the judge that the amended charges take into account all the facts of the case and that the victims are aware of the plea bargain. Downey abducted his estranged girlfriend and their 4-year-old boy from a home on East Harbor Road near Freeland March 16. After driving them to a different location, he broke into a vacant home and raped the woman inside. After the rape, he continued driving north with the woman and child in his vehicle. He threatened to kill himself and the victims by driving off Deception Pass Bridge and later threatened to drive off the Coupeville Wharf. About an hour after the abduction, deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office pulled over Downey’s Jeep on

Greenbank resident George Downey pleads guilty in court Monday to kidnapping and rape charges. Highway 20 near Coupeville, saving the woman and child. Sheriff Mark Brown said the office was in the process of issuing an AMBER Alert — a child abduction broadcast — at the time of the arrest. The victim had obtained a domestic violence protection order about a month before the kidnapping to protect herself and her son from Downey. The woman told the judge about numerous incidents of violence and threats. She claimed he threatened to kill “all three” of them with his rifles. In an incident last October, Downey beat her, repeatedly raped her and choked her, the woman wrote in her petition for the protection order. Island County Superior Court Judge Vickie Churchill approved a temporary order for protection on Feb. 15, followed by a permanent order on Feb. 29.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012 • Whidbey News-Times

Freeland pizza shop owner pleads not guilty to killing wife By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

Greenbank resident Robert “Al” Baker speaks to attorney Peter Simpson during a court hearing Monday. Baker is accused of killing his wife, Kathie Baker.

The Greenbank man and pizza joint owner accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in a tarp was finally arraigned Monday afternoon. Robert “Al” Baker, 62, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court to the first-degree murder of his wife, 53-year-old Kathie Baker. Baker had appeared in court three previous times for arraignment, but they were continued each time. He had tried to retain a private attorney, but his assets became

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tied up in court. Monday, Peter Simpson, an attorney with the firm that holds the county’s public defense contract, said he was assigned to represent Baker after the county determined he was income eligible. Baker was arrested after his wife’s body was discovered in a ravine behind his house June 9. Baker’s assets became tied up in court. One of Kathie Baker’s relatives, Jami Hill of Oregon, became the personal representative of her estate. Her attorney, Charles Arndt of Coupeville, filed a petition in Island County Superior Court July 5 for an order protecting the Bakers’ joint assets. Judge Vickie Churchill signed the order July 30. The motion cites the state’s “slayer statute” as it “applies to deprive Robert Baker of any benefit of decedent’s death.” It lists the joint assets

as her life insurance policy, retirement account, their joint checking and savings accounts, their pizza business in Freeland and their home on Silver Cloud Lane in Greenbank. A detective’s report on the case indicates that the motive for the alleged murder may have been another woman. A woman from Alaska was staying with Al Baker at his Greenbank home while Kathie’s tarp-wrapped body was in a ravine at the back of the house, court documents state. Kathie was last seen alive June 2. Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office started investigating her disappearance after Kathie’s boss at Raytheon Corporation in Denver reported that he couldn’t get hold of her. After finding bloody drag marks in the house and getting contradictory stories from Al Baker about his


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wife’s whereabouts, detectives obtained a search warrant for the home and called in the state patrol’s Crime Scene Response Team to help process the scene, according to court documents. Kathie’s body was found June 9. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the head and ligature strangulation. Investigators found a ballpeen hammer with hair stuck to it in a garbage can in the garage. The Bakers owned Harbor Pizzeria in Freeland, which was closed after the crime but is now open under new ownership. The owner of the building has filed a claim against Kathie Baker’s estate for alleged damages and missing equipment. The Bakers were married in 2007 and aren’t believed to have any children. They both worked as research scientists in Antarctica. Commission: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 6:30 p.m., Commissioners’ Hearing Room, Courthouse Annex Building. ●● Oak Harbor City Council: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 6 p.m., City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Dr. ●● Oak Harbor Arts Commission: Monday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m., City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Dr. ●● Whidbey General Hospital Board: Monday, Sept. 10, 6 p.m., Conference Room A, Whidbey General Hospital, Coupeville.


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New Deal for NAS Whidbey’s Wing 10 Would-be shooter pleads not guilty

By KATHY REED Staff reporter

In a ceremony complete with all the pomp and circumstance only the Navy can muster, leadership of Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 10 on Whidbey Island Naval Air Station changed hands Friday, Aug. 14. Capt. Peter Garvin was relieved by Capt. Steven Deal in a formal Change of Command before a large crowd in Hangar 6. Fellow officers, community leaders, special guests and family members were all present to watch Garvin pass the leadership baton to Deal for the 33rd time since Wing 10 was established in 1940. Special guests for the ceremony made it clear Capt. Garvin is held in high esteem. “We’re here to recognize the wonderful job Pete Garvin has done,” said Rear Adm. Sean Buck. “He led the VQ (Fleet Air Reconnaissance) community through a seamless transition to one squadron ... and he kept the VP (Maritime Patrol) community on station, on time and on top during some of the most challenging times.” “Wing 10 has performed superbly under the steady hand of Pete “Pedro” Garvin,” agreed Vice Adm. Allen Myers, keynote speaker for the Change of Command. “But success doesn’t just happen. It takes hard work and the alignment of an entire team,” he continued. “You should be proud of everything this team has done.” Myers said Garvin had made an impact not only on Wing 10 and NAS Whidbey, but on the entire Whidbey community. He also told the crowd he has every confi-

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Capt. Peter Garvin speaks to those gathered for his Change of Command ceremony Friday, Aug. 17 at NAS Whidbey Island. Vice Adm. Allen Myers looks on. Garvin led Wing 10 for 18 months. dence in the leadership of Capt. Deal. “I know you will continue Wing 10’s positive momentum,” he said. “I have never met a more hard working officer,” Garvin said of Deal. “I look forward to hearing great things about you.” Garvin also recalled hearing about Team Whidbey, telling audience members he was impressed by what he saw. “They don’t just talk about teamwork here — they thrive on it,” he said. “It is an honor and privilege to be part of this team.” “Pete, what a team for the ages you’ve built here,” Capt. Deal said after taking the helm. “If I have any success at all, it will be due to your stamina, leadership and vision.” Deal is now responsible

for about 2,300 personnel and 50 aircraft assigned to three Maritime Patrol squadrons, one Reserve Maritime Patrol squadron and one Fleet Air Reconnaissance squadron. The Patrol and Reconnaissance community can begin to look forward to transitioning to a new aircraft. The P-8A Poseidon is scheduled to replace the P-3 Orion and the EP-3 Aries. A VP squadron at NAS Jacksonville, in Florida, is the first to transition to the new aircraft, which are scheduled to come to NAS Whidbey Island by 2017, provided there are no changes to the Navy’s decision of record. During Garvin’s 18-month tenure, Wing 10 detached 57 combat and reconnaissance air crews to various forwarddeployed locations around the world. More than 3,100 combat sorties were flown.

Capt. Steven Deal Garvin’s next assignment is to a Federal Executive Fellowship on the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City. “I depart knowing our Maritime force is well-led, from top to bottom,” he said.

A 19-year-old man is accused of walking around Coupeville earlier this month with a sawed-off shotgun in his backpack, allegedly intent on shooting his mother’s boyfriend or, if he couldn’t find him, just firing at “someone walking along the sidewalk,” court documents alleged. Prosecutor charged Esteban Guerro in Island County Superior Court Aug. 8 with the unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of an illegal firearm. He pleaded not guilty Aug. 20. On Aug. 5, a Coupeville woman reported that her ex-boyfriend took her SUV without permission while she was in the hospital. The next day, the woman contacted Lt. Mike Hawley with the Island County Sheriff’s Office. She said her son, Esteban Guerro, was very upset with her boyfriend, “Mugsy,” for stealing the vehicle and planned on killing him for “disrespecting his mother,” according to Hawley’s report on the incident. The woman said Guerro and his friend left the home on foot to look for Mugsy. He was armed with a sawed-off shotgun, which he was carrying in a backpack, the report states. Before leaving, Guerro allegedly threatened to shoot a random person if he couldn’t find his mother’s boyfriend. About an hour and a half later, Hawley found Guerro and his friend walking on Main Street. Guerro didn’t

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Coupeville resident Esteban Guerro appears in court Monday. He’s accused of walking around the town with a saw-off shotgun in a backpack. have the weapon, but led deputies to where he had hidden it in bushes near the library. The deputies found the backpack containing a sawed-off .410 shotgun with the stock removed, according to the police report. In another case, Guerro was charged with seconddegree burglary, malicious mischief and third-degree theft was allegedly breaking into the E-Z Tobacco store on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor May 13. He and a friend were caught on video as they stole $685 worth of cigarettes, court documents show. Guerro is currently being held in jail on $50,000 bail for each case. In court, the judge agreed to lift a court order so that Guerro’s mother can now go visit him in jail.





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Irene G. Erie

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Irene G. Erie, 86, peacefully passed away on Aug. 14, 2012. The youngest of 13, she was born in Stockett, Mont., on Nov. 2, 1925 to Charles and Suzanne Konecny. At the age of 3 1/2, Irene lost her father to a work accident, leaving her mom to raise the large family. Suzanne was a believer in education and with the help of the Catholic Church, all 13 children graduated from college. When Irene entered her teens, her mom became severely ill so Irene chose to live with attorney Jack Stevenson and family, who became a second family to her. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School, then attended the College of Great Falls, Mont., graduating magna cum laude in three years in 1947. She began her career as an English teacher in Moore, Mont., then moved to Lincoln High School in Eureka, Mont., where she met Norman A. Erie. Irene and Norm married in Great Falls, Mont., on June 30, 1951, the beginning of a wonderful marriage which lasted 61 years. Irene worked to support the family while Norm finished college in Great Falls, where son Michael was born. When Norm was accepted to medical school at the University of Washington, the family moved to Seattle where son Leigh was born. Irene found work at King County Hospital as a social worker -— an experience that greatly influenced her philosophy. Norm enlisted in the U.S. Navy and following medical school, the family followed Norm first to Great Lakes, Ill., then to Pensacola, Fla., and finally in 1960, to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station where son Pete was born. Irene loved gardening and vowed to have a rose garden at every place they called home. The family moved to Richland, Wash., where Norm founded the first family medicine practice. Irene ran the business side of the practice, allowing Norm to focus on practicing medicine, a partnership they maintained for 28 years. She and Norm started each morning sharing a cup of coffee and discussing their day. They were members


Irene G. Erie of Christ the King Catholic Church in Richland during that time where Irene taught CCD classes. In 1964, daughter Rebecca was born. In 1991, after selling the medical practice, they moved to Oak Harbor with daughter Rebecca and grandchildren Patrick and Katie, who they raised to adulthood. Irene had high standards and expectations of herself and her family. She saw potential in others when they did not see it themselves and believed every problem had a solution. Like her mother, education was very important to Irene. She and Norm ensured all their children and grandchildren had the means and opportunity to graduate from college, and were proud when all the children and grandchildren had done so. Irene is survived by her husband Norm and by four children: Dr. Michael Erie and wife Amy of Mount Vernon, Wash.; Leigh Erie, JD and wife Janice of Auburn, Wash.; Peter Erie of Issaquah and Grand Coulee; and Rebecca Riley of Bellingham. Her grandchildren: Elizabeth, Emily, Jenny, Adam, Rachel, Michael. Patrick and Katie, also survive her. She was preceded in death by her parents and her twelve siblings. Funeral Mass for Irene will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Rev. Philip Raether as Celebrant. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Visitation will be held at Wallin Funeral Home on Wednesday, Aug. 22, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a sharing time at 7 p.m. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences and sign the on-line guest book

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Frank J. Nelson, age 76, died on August 17, 2012 at Island Hospital, Anacortes. He was born May 24, 1936 in Filmore, Minnesota. At a young age, he and his brother Harry were adopted by Ernie and Verdi Nelson and the boys became a part of the Nelson family. They were raised in the St. Paul area. At age 12, Frank became the youngest Eagle Scout in the state of Minnesota. At the age of 16, Frank left home and joined the U.S. Navy, lying about his age. Frank was a Boatswain’s Mate and traveled the world, including duty stations at Jacksonville, San Diego, NAS Whidbey, San Salvador, Weymouth, MA and finally Argentia, Newfoundland, where he retired in 1974 as an ABF1 (E-6) with over 21 years of service. For many years, he was involved in the operation of NAS Whidbey Island Survival Area, near Polnell Point. While in Jacksonville, he met the love of his life and in December of 1960, he and Juanita were married. She preceded him in death in 1994. Frank decided to return to school following retirement and obtained his Auto Mechanics degree from Skagit Valley College. For a time he operated an auto shop in Burlington. He closed his shop and went to work for Pan Am as a contract employee in security at Bangor. He returned to Whidbey and worked as a maintenance person at Sunrise Resort at Deception Pass and his final position was as a maintenance person at Whidbey Island Manor. On December 20, 2008, Frank was married to the former Mary Libby in Oak Harbor. Frank enjoyed his horses, hunting and fishing, leather tooling, gardening on his farm, camping and cross country trips. He was also a talented pianist. He was a Mason and Past Master of Garfield Lodge #41 of LaConner and Fidalgo Lodge #77 of Anacortes, F&AM, and a Past Patron of Madrona Chapter 89 and Key City Chapter #91, Order of Eastern Star. For many years he was a Rainbow Dad, supporting his daughter Denise and other girls


Saturday, August 25, 2012 • Whidbey News-Times

The early birder gets the class It’s not too late to register for Whidbey Audubon’s popular Birds Of Whidbey series of classes. The classes start Sept. 6 and end in May of 2013. The courses will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland on the first and third Thursday evenings of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. A follow-up field trip will take place once a month on Saturday morning led by

experienced and eccentric birders. The fee is $150 for Whidbey Audubon Society members and $175 for nonmembers. Fees may be paid in two payments, but must be paid in full by Sept. 6 to be in the class. The class is already more than half full, so don’t delay. More information is available at

OBITUARY Frank J. Nelson of Coupeville Assembly #67 in their activities. Frank worked with Troop #59 , Boy Scouts of America with his son Frank and made many wreaths over the years. Frank is survived by his wife Mary and by three children: Anngillian Goodenough of Cape Coral, FL, Denise Wiggins and husband Mark of Oak Harbor and Frank Nelson II and wife Jenn of Greenbank and two step children, Robert Hanson and wife Anissa of Hanford, CA and David Hanson and wife Blanca of Oak Harbor and by one brother Dennis Werner and wife Debbie and one sister Pat Michaeloff, both of Minnesota. Surviving grandchildren include Jenna Undestad of Spring Hill, FL, Jessica Flammia, Anthony Flammia and Corey Shade, all of Cape Coral, FL, Jaime Emerson of Mashpee, MA, Erin, Katie and Harvey Wiggins, all of Oak Harbor, John Nelson of Kirkland, Brian Nelson of Kenmore, Lauren Nelson of Oak Harbor and Gracie and Gus Nelson, both of Greenbank. Between the two blended families Frank had many great-grandchildren! Private family graveside services will be held at Maple Leaf Cemetery with military honors provided by the NAS Whidbey Island Honor Guard. Memorial services will be held at Wallin Funeral Home at 1:00pm Wednesday, Aug. 29 with full Masonic Rites with a reception for family and friends to follow. Donations may be made to Rainbow Dads Scholarship Fund or The Foundation Rainbow Girls of Washington and Idaho, c/o the family of Frank Nelson. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.wallinfuneralhome. com.

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Veryl Ann McWilliams

Veryl Ann McWilliams went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, July 22, 2012, after a long illness. Born to Manny Jacobs and Flora Plato on Sept. 13, 1924. Ann, as she was commonly known, was born in San Francisco, Calif., where she spent most of her early years. She, her mother and sister, Jackie, then moved to Vallejo where she finally met her husband, Alan McWilliams at the Vallejo Roller Rink Club. They loved to dance skate. Alan’s brother Chuck used to love to do dangerous twirls with Ann. She would lock her ankles around his neck and he would start spinning. As a skater she earned three skating medals. Alan and Ann became husband and wife on June 26, 1947. It wasn’t an easy wedding. They first had to find a church in Oakland, Calif. They went in and asked the Pastor to marry them. His response was a “No” for their requirement was they must go thru weeks of training first. Al explained that he just wanted a simple wedding, so the next place they went was to a Justice of the Peace at 11 p.m. In San Pablo, Calif. Their honeymoon was spent at Jacks Shack in San Pablo. They were married 65 years. From there Ann and Al spent their early years as a couple in southern Calif. Such as Hawthorne, Redondo Beach, and Torrance. Missing family they moved back to Northern Calif. Where they settled until retirement before moving to Oak Harbor. Ann worked at various jobs. Her last being in Atomic Energy Nuclear Medicine in San Jose, Calif. She was an executive secretary to 19 scientists.

Veryl Ann McWilliams Both Ann and Al served in various positions in their churches. Ann was a member and officer in Christian Women’s Club, We Care Committee, Stephen Ministries, and Hospice, all in Wash. In Calif., for many years she served in Prison Ministry as well as holding positions at “Shepherds Gate,” a home for battered women in Livermore.. Ann is survived by her husband, Alan McWilliams of Oak Harbor; All other survivors are from Calif. including sister, Jacqueline McNeill; son, Jerry Magnus; daughter, Peggy Gipson (Art) Livingston; two grandchildren, Michele Brodie (Stewart) of Farmington, and Dawna Gipson of Modesto; nine great-grandchildren, Cherisse and Desmond Cano of Modesto, Brenna Brodie of Farmington, Austin and Justin Silveria of Wash., Travis Brodie of Farmington, Tyler Abell of Modesto, Ashley Vance (Steven) of Stockton, and Anthony Brodie of Stockton; and one great great-granddaughter, Gizelle Mendez. Ann was lovingly and graciously attended to in her last weeks here on earth by Emanuel Medical Center Hospice, a nonprofit organization. Their care of Ann was so wonderful. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her name to: Hospice of Emmanuel, PO Box 819005, Turlock, CA. 95381.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, August, 29th, at 1 pm at First Reformed Church, 250 SW 3rd Ave. Oak Harbor.

Saturday, August 25, 2012 • Whidbey News-Times

Teens escape Sleeper Road wreck with minor injuries By JUSTIN BURNETT Staff reporter

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An Oak Harbor woman was hurt in a two-car crash on Banta Road and Highway 20 Wednesday afternoon. As of Thursday, she was in stable condition at Whidbey General Hospital.

Woman suffers fractures from two-car crash By JUSTIN BURNETT Staff reporter

An Oak Harbor woman was injured in a two-car crash on North Whidbey Wednesday. Mary Pattison, 78, was transported to Whidbey General Hospital with a possible leg and pelvic fracture, according to Trooper Keith Leary, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol. A hospital official confirmed Thursday morning that she had been admitted to the hospital in stable condition. Leary said the accident occurred shortly before 1:10 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 20 and Banta Road. Pattison was east-

bound on Banta in a 2010 Hyundai and failed to stop at the stop sign. Leary said at the time that it was unclear why. “We don’t know,” he said. “According to witnesses, she just didn’t stop.” As Pattison crossed the intersection, her vehicle was T-boned by a northbound 2007 GMC pickup truck on Highway 20. The driver has been identified as 60-yearold Tommy Stroud, a resident of Livingston, Texas. He was not injured in the collision. Despite the impact, Pattison’s vehicle continued across the intersection and had enough momentum to crash through a chain-link fence. The car came to rest

ObituarY Mary Therese Kearns

Reverend Mary Terese Kearns, 75, died August 16, 2012, at her apartment in Kenmore, Wash. Mary was born June 12, 1937, in Milwaukee, Wisc., and adopted by John Richard and Antoinette Marie O’Keane. She made her home in Oak Harbor, and enjoyed the beauty of Washington State and Whidbey Island. She loved sailing, kayaking, camping and her kitties. Mary was a gifted photographer with two bachelors degrees in Visual Arts and Science from Marquette University and a Masters Degree in Divinity from Fuller School of Theology. She believed in the power of the Holy Spirit and through her faith and compassion shared her minis-

try by serving as a Chaplin to several hospitals and nursing homes in Seattle, Bellingham and Whidbey Island. Mary is survived by her sons Kevin J. Kearns and Kerry M. Kearns; daughters Colleen K. Hendricks (Robert L.) and daughter Kelly J. Kearns; three grandchildren; one great-grandson and her cat Shannon. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm at St. Augustine’s -in –the- Woods at 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland, WA. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made by donation to Saving Pets One at a Time (SPOT) through mail at P.O. Box 211, Burlington, WA 98233 or online at Condolences may be sent to the Kearns Family at 8306 Wilshire Blvd #703, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

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in a dry retention pond on the east side of the highway. Leary said drugs or alcohol were not involved and the official cause of the accident is failure to stop at a stop sign. As of Wednesday afternoon, he was not sure if a citation had been issued.

Four teenagers were injured in a one-car accident on a rural county road on North Whidbey Thursday. Neil Freeman, 19, Aaron Hills, 18, and Curtis Amsler, 19, all of Oak Harbor, along with La Conner resident Kaylee Dykes, 19, were transported via ambulance to Whidbey General Hospital. Aside from a broken ankle, all appeared to have minor injures, according Sgt. Bruce Maier, with the Washington State Patrol. A hospital official said Hill was treated and released

while the other three were admitted in stable condition. Police responded to a report of an accident just after 7 p.m. at the T-intersection at Sleeper and Hoffman roads. The teenagers were westbound on Sleeper in a 2002 Toyota Sienna van when they failed to stop at the stop sign, Maier said. The vehicle traveled across the intersection and crashed through a barbwire fence before impacting a large tree. Maier said the crash is still under investigation and he could not say for sure how fast the van


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Minta D. James

Minta Della Weekley James was born on September 20,1921 to Alice and Harry Weekley in Park Rapids, Minnesota. She passed away on August 20th while living with her daughter and son-in-law, Myrna and Richard Beasley, in Oak Harbor, Wash. She attended Whitney Elementary school in Anacortes 1st through 6th grade and graduated from R.A. Long High School in Longview Wash. in 1939. She was standing on Deception Pass Bridge during the ceremonies when it opened in 1935. She was one of six children, who have all preceded her in death. Minta married Howard James in 1941 and together they raised four children. They shared 57 wonderful years together before his passing in 1998. Some of Minta’s various jobs included retail, purchasing agent, medical secretary, and Motel 6. Minta and Howard lived throughout Wash. and Oreg. before moving to Oak Harbor in 1992. Minta made many friends in the Oak Harbor area while living at Summerhill Retirement and

was going. “It would be fair to say it was at a high rate of speed,” Maier said. “It’s a 40 mph speed limit and it was way faster than that.” All four occupants are reported to have been wearing seat belts. The van was totaled, he said. According to Maier, the sun may have been a factor in the accident, but officers are also investigating whether drugs were involved. If so, the driver, Freeman, could be facing criminal charges of vehicular assault — a result of the broken ankle — and driving while impaired.


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You’ve got to have a dream It was great news this week when Marti Malloy confirmed to the Whidbey News-Times that she does plan to participate in the Oct. 18 Oak Harbor High School Homecoming Parade. Most of us have seen the OHHS alumnus only on TV since she won the Bronze Medal in Judo at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. It was the greatest individual achievement of any athlete in Whidbey Island history, and it didn’t come out of nowhere. Malloy’s successes in judo has been highlighted in the pages of the Whidbey News-Times on many occasions over the years. Nearly 11 years ago, when she was only 15, the young judo expert told the News-Times that her goal was to compete in the Olympics and win a medal. Without the power of foresight, her goal seemed unattainable to the average islander. How many kids have expressed the desire to play in the Big Leagues, Women’s National Basketball Association, the National Football League or National Basketball Association? Not a single native islander has ever achieved the highest level in these or other sports, such as hockey, golf, tennis or even horse shoes. Only Marti Malloy had what it takes to reach the world stage and come out of it as one of the top three judo players, an honor that came with a coveted Olympic medal. Whidbey Island’s three high schools have graduated a lot of outstanding athletes over the years, but none ever came close to matching Malloy’s achievement. Malloy’s Olympic dream goes back to her childhood when she was raised by a family in which seemingly everyone was into judo. She always aimed at the top, whether it was beating one of her brothers, finishing third in the Grand Slam Paris this year or, finally, earning an Olympic medal. Malloy’s dream marches on as she prepares for the World Championships next year, with the 2016 Olympics always in the back of her mind. Naturally, she’s thinking gold medal this time around. Malloy has set an outstanding example for Whidbey Island children. Pursue your dream, be patient, practice, work harder than anyone, and your dream, too, can come true. Having Marti Malloy home in October to deliver her message will a delight to the entire community. Not everyone can win an Olympic medal, but everyone can work hard while chasing a dream. Thanks, Marti, for showing our kids that hard work pays off.

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Letters to the editor Sign criticism wrongly placed The letter from John Voet, criticizing Jill Johnson for celebrating her “Best Community Leader” win on the Oak Harbor Chamber’s reader board wrongly laid the blame at Jill’s feet. The recognition was a surprise to her from the chamber board and staff. As board president, I made the decision to congratulate her. Period. In Mr. Voet’s recent letter, he jumped to conclusions based on faulty assumptions. Stating that Jill behaved unethically or childishly shows his lack of knowledge of both her as a person and the values of our organization. Jill’s achievements reflect directly on the chamber and

the role we have in shaping this community. Everyone associated with us benefits from her recognition. She works hard for the betterment of this town, and you will have a hard time finding someone that cares as much about the people and businesses in our community as she does. Additionally, the chamber is operating independent of Jill’s choice to seek public office. It’s business as usual for us. This means that even if she was not a candidate for office I would have made the same decision to acknowledge her award. The only difference is that Angie Homola’s campaign manager, John Voet, wouldn’t have cried foul. And it’s a little curious to me that he decided to voice his opinion right after pri-

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mary election day, it makes me wonder what his real motives are. Actually, I’m not at all curious -- we all know why he said what he said, and when he said it. The truth is, that for 2012, Jill Johnson is the “Best Community Leader” and as president of the chamber’s board of directors, our organization will take pride and celebrate that fact whether it is an election year or not. Jason McFadyen President, Greater Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce

Thanks for the great support We’d like to thank the community for their ongoing support of our EMS levy, which passed with more than 70 percent!

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Editorial had first vote wrong Thank you for your thoughtful editorial, “This Time, Work Together.” However, a correction is needed in the account of the voting leading up to the site selection. I originally voted in favor of the Crescent Harbor North site and Joel Servatius voted against. Tara Hizon Oak Harbor City Council

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Kingdom Hall rises quickly in Oak Harbor By Jim Larsen News-Times editor

To build a new one, first they tore down the old one. Now the new one is getting done in what might be a record pace in Oak Harbor church history. The old Kingdom Hall built in the ‘50s on Ronhaar Street was erased and the new one started two weeks ago Wednesday with the pouring of the slab. Volunteers from Oak Harbor and throughout the area descended on the site, with professionals showing amateurs how to do everything from framing a building to spreading drywall mud. “It’s a little bit like a barn raising; it’s very organized,” said Mark Lee, a local Jehovah’s Witness as he watched the building take shape. He owns Lee Construction and donated all his skills to the task. The new 3,960-squarefoot building is only a few hundred square feet larger than the old one, but it will have all the modern accoutrements and provide a fine church home for decades for its congregation. More than 80 people regularly attend the Sunday morning service while 30 take advantage of the Sunday evening service conducted in Spanish. The church is headed by 10 elders with equal authority, with Lee among them. Lee said 50 or more people were involved in putting on the new roof, so that formidable job took only 3 1/2 hours. At times, more than 100 volunteers have swarmed the site. Jean Johnson, who lives in the Sedro-Woolley area, was covered in muck and

dust last Wednesday as she helped with “mudding the drywall.” Though hot, sweaty and dirty, she said, “There ain’t no better way to be!” Although the building is going up fast, the days of completing them in two days are over due to regulations. The new Kingdom Hall is expected to be finished by Sept. 1, but then the parking lot will be covered with a special surface that lets the water seep through rather than run off. The pervious concrete will take a month to dry, then church can begin. “The quality is A-1,” said Mike Markel, one of the leaders of the building effort. “There are a lot of unskilled people working with people in the trades.” The city’s building inspector, Dave Anderson, was “very impressed,” Markel said. Other volunteers make sure the workers are well fed, serving 4,000 meals each day. Visitors are asked if they want cookies or water, and are handed a tract called, “Who Are Doing Jehovah’s Will Today?” Henry Schwerdtfeger, who heads the news service for the fast-growing Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, visited the Oak Harbor job, but the project was nothing new to him. “We build a new church every four minutes and 17 seconds worldwide,” he said. Once the concrete cures, a grand opening will be held for the new Oak Harbor Kingdom Hall. Jehovah’s Witnesses also have halls of worship in Coupeville and Langley.

RELIGION NOTES Still room in the lamb corral Little Lambs Preschool, Concordia Lutheran Church, currently has afternoon openings for the 3 year old class, as well as a few for the 4 year old class. For information on registering your child, call 379-1697.

Get liberated from expectations “Liberation from the expectations of others” is the next audio chat at the Christian Science Reading Room, Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m.

A Christian Science healer will discuss discovering how to be free of false expectations and live in accord with God’s law of love. The Reading Room is located at 721 SW 20th Court, or log onto www.jsh-online. com/chat.

Fall beings Sept. 9 at Coupeville church The Coupeville United Methodist Church announces its fall schedule, which will start on Sunday, Sept. 9. The fall schedule includes two services, one that is traditional and includes choir and organ music, and one that is more contemporary and informal. There is also Sunday

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LEFT: Mikiah Sigmen, Kyndra Cox and Clarissa Aguilar learn the fine are of drywalling as they volunteer in building the new Kingdom Hall in Oak Harbor. ABOVE: Volunteer drywall mudder Jean Johnson stands in front of Jehovah’s Witness leaders. From the left are Mark Lee, local building contractor; Henry Schwerdtefer, who heads news services for Jehovah’s Witnesses; and Mike Markel.

School classes for children and adults. As of Sept. 9, the Sunday schedule will be: 8:45 a.m., contemporary service; 10 a.m., Sunday School; 11 a.m., traditional service. For more information contact the church office at 678-4256.

Pirate church is unconventional Join Vine & Branches, the “pirate church,” as members explore Jesus in an unconventional way. Consider seeing “sinners saved by grace” as noble rogues on swashbuckling adventures! They meet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at “Off The Hook” bar and restaurant, 880 South Pioneer Way. Look for the One Eyed Jack in the back billiard’s lounge.

Quakers hold worship service Whidbey Island Quakers meet every Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist building, located at 20103 Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland. Their hour of silent worship together may include spoken meditations or sharing of our personal spiritual journeys. For more information, visit or email Toni Grove at tgrove@whidbey. com.

Secular network effort started Atheists, agnostics, skeptics, secular humanists, freethinkers –

whatever term you use to describe yourself, you may be one of the many people on Whidbey Island who don’t believe in God. Mainland locations such as Seattle and Everett have groups and gatherings of like-minded secular people. There’s no lack of churches on Whidbey, but where can people who support separation of church and state, frank and open-minded discussions, and who don’t need to believe in an imaginary man or woman in the sky to live useful and purposeful lives gather and work together for community to collaborate on interesting and useful projects? If you are interested in helping launch a secular Whidbey network, visit http:/ bey-island-secularists and pitch in, or Stephen Kan, 730-1467.

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Obituaries Nigel Douglas Francis

Nigel Douglas (Doug) Francis, 83, of Oak Harbor, died Aug. 23, 2012 in Oak Harbor. Services entrusted to Burley Funeral Home will be announced at a later date.

Edward Virsack

Edward Virsack, 85, died at RegencyHarbor Care on Aug. 20, 2012. Ed was a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer and a retired letter carrier. Funeral Mass for Ed Virsack will be celebrated at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church on Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 9 a.m. with burial to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery. A complete obituary will follow. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.

Anne Murphy Keefe

Anne Murphy Keefe passed away peacefully on Aug. 19, 2012. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, Aug. 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 100 W. Lee St., Seattle, 98119, with reception gathering of family and friends to follow. A full obituary will be in Wednesday’s paper.

Biz Beat

Saturday, August 25, 2012 • Whidbey News-Times

her home. For details about the shop, call 240-91024.

SEAN POPP, an Oak Harbor High School graduate, has been promoted to branch manager of a Wells Fargo branch in Banning, Calif. Popp started with the bank in 2006 as a personal banker, working his way up his most recent position as assistant branch manager. WHIDBEY INSPIRATION held a ribbon cutting for its new location on SE Pioneer Way Wednesday, Aug. 22. Owner Lynn Copeland opened the storefront after operating an alteration and tailoring, custom design jewelry and embroidery business for more than four years out of

Island Scanner Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office The following items were taken from reports made to the Coupeville Town Marshal’s Office:

Sunday, Aug. 19 At 10:13 a.m., a caller reported keys and other items were stolen from a N. Main Street apartment. At 7:16 p.m., a NW Sixth Street resident


Beginning Aug. 27, the Oak Harbor Lions Club will be selling sun-ripened peaches, tomatoes, nectarines, onions, peppers and other produce from the Wenatchee area. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily until sold out. Look for the familiar yellow trailer in the Rite Aid parking lot. All proceeds support community projects and services. RICHARD NASH is Penn Cove Gallery’s featured artist for September. He will be available to meet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 4 and 5, at the gallery on Front Street. For details, call 678-1176. The annual Coupeville STATE OF THE TOWN will be hosted by the Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Coupereported a man was sitting on their private bench. He was refusing to leave.

Saturday, Aug. 18 At 3:34 p.m., a caller reported someone stole pain-relief patches from a NE Third Street business.

Friday, Aug. 17 At 5 p.m., a caller reported an out-ofcontrol patient in the hospital’s emergency room.

Thursday, Aug. 16 At 7:56 a.m., a N. Main Street resident reported his home had been burglarized.

ville Recreation Hall on Coveland Street. Cost is $20 per person. For details call 678-5434. A Marketing 101 class will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 20 and Oct. 4, at the Coupeville High School Library. Instructor Carolyn Tamler will lead you through two classes to help business owners better understand what they are selling. Cost is $75 for both. For details, call 222-6820 or email carolyntamler@ The Island County BIZ EXPO is in Oak Harbor this year and will be held Oct. 6-7 at Oak Harbor High School. The largest marketing event in the county, this is a chance for businesses to meet with over 1,000 possible customers. For more information visit: or call 678-6889.

Wednesday, Aug. 15 At 9:12 p.m., a caller reported people painted a stop sign black at the intersection of Arnold and Monroe Landing roads.

Tuesday, Aug. 14 At 8:52 a.m., a caller reported a dog attacked and killed two other dogs.

Monday, Aug. 13 At 12:57 p.m., a caller reported someone broke into a car on NE Fifth Street. At 1:42 p.m., a caller reported two women were littering in front of a N. Main Street location. At 9:34 p.m., a caller reported hearing a possible gun shot near the courthouse on S. Main Street.


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Whidbey coach, athletes find more to life than sports By JIM WALLER Sports editor

Sports are often over emphasized in America. Professional athletes are paid millions of dollars, 90,000 fans cram a stadium to passionately cheer on the home team, parents push their 6-year-old into yeararound select soccer. However, from time-to-time life has a way of injecting sense into the madness to help balance one’s perspective. Coupeville High School volleyball coach Toni Crebbin receives her reality check each summer as she journeys to China to work in an orphanage in Chaoyang. This year she traveled with a team of 13, and among her group were three high-school athletes: her son, Joshua, a three-sport athlete and state-caliber wrestler for Oak Harbor; Amanda d’Almeida, an allconference soccer player and district tennis champion for Coupeville; and

Bessie Walstad, a multi-year threesport starter for Coupeville. Their group was part of Visiting Orphans, a national organization that will send out 60 teams this year. Toni Crebbin, who began the yearly visits in 2007, already has next year’s trip planned; a group will travel to China July 10 to 21. Her husband Mike, the Oak Harbor High School wrestling coach, joined her in 2008 and 2009. The Crebbins first went to China in 2004 for the adoption of their first daughter, Kaia, then returned in 2006 to adopt another special needs daughter, Jaelyn. Along with Joshua, the Crebbins also have an older son, Kellen, 21. Toni Crebbin said, “Once we decided to adopt from China I realized that I hadn’t really learned much in school about China, so I educated myself as much as possible about the history of the country, and particularly what led them to

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Toni Crebbin shares time with two children from the Chaoyang orphanage she visits every year.

sports in brief NWRC sponsors Summer Games

Oak Harbor will have its own little Olympics when the North Whidbey Running Club, sponsored by the NWPRD, hosts the Oak Harbor Summer Games at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at North Whidbey Middle School. The games are open to kids 4 to 16 and “some brave adults,” according to

the news release for the games. Athletes can check in at 8:30 a.m. Events include the 100, 400 and 800 meters; one mile; javelin toss; long jump; parent-child 400 relay and many other games. The fee is $5, and it covers all events. Refreshments and prizes will be provided. Participants can sign up at or at the front desk of John

have so many children (particularly girls) without families.” Crebbin was skeptical about adopting at first, but her husband and Joshua persuaded her to consider it. She said, “I had to pray about it. After I went to an adoption seminar, I became aware of the need.” During the first trip she developed a “compassion for the children still waiting for families,” and when “an opportunity came through friends leading a team to work in an orphanage, I jumped at the opportunity to return. I now lead that team that they started.” The main focus of the trips is to “show the children love.” Many of the children have special needs and are bound to cribs, so the visitors show them as much attention as possible. Crebbin said there are some planned activities, but “what we do most is spontaneous play.” “To some of the kids in cribs,” she said, “just the fact that we take them out of their cribs and pay attention to them brings the hugest smiles on their face. Nothing makes us feel better than being the recipient of a grin.” Another goal of the visits is to make the Chaoyang area, with a population of 3 million, aware of the orphanage and its needs. Each year, without fail, she said, the team meets locals who commit to helping. For example, two nursing students they reached out to last year logged over 100 hours each this past year at the orphanage. Crebbin said she enjoys taking young people -- such as her son, d’Almeida and Walstad -- as part of their teams: “They verbalize that they realize you don’t need so much ‘stuff’ to be happy. It is love and relationships that matter most.” Joshua Crebbin said, “My mom was really the one who pushed me to go. I expected it to be pretty eye-opening, but the children were much happier than I thought they would be. I learned that it is really

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Coupeville senior Amanda d’Almeida gives two Chaoyang orphans muchneeded attention. easy to help people and make them smile. He said he would consider returning “because it makes me happy to help people.” Walstad said for the past few years she felt called to go to China but believed she was too young to “really impact the kids” until this year. She said, “The experience changed me so much and I am definitely not the same person.” The children stole her heart the first moment she saw them, Walstad said, and consumed her thoughts throughout the trip. The trip taught Walstad to be “more grateful for the little things in life and to not take things for granted.” She added, “I definitely want to keep doing mission trips. I feel called to do this with my life, and I have a great support system to get me through it.” The teams that travel to China also raise money to buy items for

Participants can bring their own firearms or use guns provided by the club. It is suggested class members bring a lunch or snack. Call Bob Clark at 360929-2167 for more information.

Association offers women’s class Elks Soccer Shoot The Central Whidbey returns Sept. 8 Sportsman’s Association is offering a women’s firearm safety class 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at 397 Safari Ln., 2.5 miles south of Coupeville. The class is free and no preregistration is required.

The annual Elks Soccer Shoot is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8, at Fort Nugent Park. The event is free for boys and girls up to the age of 13. For more informa-

the orphanage, such as cribs, playground equipment, flooring and a wash machine. This year they funded a year’s worth of extra nutrition/ protein for the crib-bound children, bought two air conditioners, paid for bus passes to keep the nursing students coming and helped fund a surgery for an orphan. Toni Crebbin said other Americans tell her they could never do what she does because it would be too difficult and, when leaving, they would want to bring all the children home. “Both of these are true. It’s hard, and you bring all of them home in your heart. But we aren’t just called to do the easy stuff in life, and the fact is, we get to leave that behind and come back to a comfortable life, but the children left in the orphanage have to live it every day. “The pain only reminds me to pray for them every day and to keep coming back. “They have it hard, not us.”

tion, contact Art Sem at or 675-9685.

Running Clubs seek members The North Whidbey has two running clubs and both welcome new members at any time. The North Whidbey Running Club is open for youths 4 to 18. The club, which is sponsored by the North Whidbey Park and Rec District, meets at 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday

and Friday at North Whidbey Middle School. The first two weeks are free. More information call the pool at 675-7665 or email coaches Curtis Vieke ( or Megan Hall (meghall. The Running Unlimited Fitness running club is wrapping up its track season and beginning to prepare for cross country. Runners of all ages are welcome. Contact Catie Rodeheffer at 279-2196 or visit www. for more information.

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Race raises funds for Marines, honors Maj. McClung By KATHY REED Staff reporter

It was a very good day to run a race and Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor was a very good locale for the sixth annual Maj. Megan McClung Memorial Run held last Saturday. Fog hung over the water of Crescent Harbor as 148 runners lined up, the first group departing for the 10K run, the second group leaving two minutes later for the 5K run or walk. While this was the sixth annual memorial run, it was the first time the event was held in downtown. Previous races have been held on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The change in venue had an effect on the event - entries were down by 77 from the previous year - but there were several repeat runners, like Connor Meyer, 18, a three-time veteran of the 5K. “I like the cause and it’s a good excuse to be able to run

and compete,” Meyer said. That cause is two-fold: To raise money for the Semper Fi fund, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to wounded Marines and other members of the armed forces injured in support of Marine forces; and to celebrate the life and service of Maj. Megan McClung, who was the first female Marine officer killed in action in Iraq. Her parents, Mike and Re McClung, are Coupeville residents who wanted to create an event Megan would have enjoyed. Those who knew her say the memorial run would have been right up her alley. “Celebrating her life and watching her legacy continue in person is heartwarming,” said Debbie McKinley, who met Megan at the U.S. Naval Academy. McKinley came from Atlanta to participate in the 10K. “Fitness, fun, community - this is so Megan,” said McKinley.

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Navy Cmdr. John Duenas, along with his daughter Ysa, 8, and son Timothy, three months, take part in the sixth annual Maj. Megan McClung Memorial Run held Saturday, Aug. 18, in downtown Oak Harbor. This is the first time the event has been held off-base. “Megan was a good friend,” said Navy Cmdr. John Duenas, who was there to run the 5K with his wife, Pam, and their three children, Ysa, 8 (and a half), Lucas, 6, and Timothy, three months. “It’s a great way to support our soldiers, sailors and Marines,” he said. “Plus it gets us out of the house.”

“I like to run and do sports and stuff,” said Ysa. “And I want to support Dad’s classmates and all the troops who sacrificed for our freedom.” Carol Hoffman, who spent 27 years in the Navy, came from Poulsbo to walk the 5K with her Black Lab, Roxy. “I came up to celebrate her life and her sacrifice,” she said

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This was the first time Dorothy Waite, 62, had ever participated in an event like this. Her granddaughters, Isobel, 7, and Ivy, 4, were waiting at the finish line with signs reading “You’re my hero” and “Run-Nana-Run.” “I saw somebody talking about going from the couch to a 5K in eight weeks,” she said. “I’ve been running about 12 weeks now and just thought I should do it.” “I think I’m good for at least one more,” joked

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Charles Pelletire, who came from Kenmore to take part in the run for the sixth time. Jim Otruba has also participated in the memorial run all six years. But this is the first time he’s ever run the 10K. “I thought I was running the 5K, but then I discovered I was wearing a number for the 10K,” he laughed. “I plan on running the half marathon when they start that.” “It is our intent to move up to a half marathon next year,” Mike McClung told the crowd gathered for the awards ceremony. Awards were presented to the top three finishers in all age divisions and runners under 12 years of age were given participation ribbons. In the end, the top three overall finishers in the 5K run or walk were James Steller, Meyer and Alexandra Laiblin. The top three spots for the 10K run went to Mark Cook, Brannon Mucke and Dylan Beyer, respectively. Special prizes were also awarded. Brennan Mucke and Tasha Westinghouse each won a non-complimentary entry into the Marine Corps Marathon in Arlington, Vir., in October. Tickets to that event sold out in under three hours. Catherine Davis, from Sammish Island, won the opportunity to drive a 2012 Porsche for the weekend from Roger Jobs Motors in Bellingham, one of the race sponsors.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012 • The Whidbey News-Times

Community makes all the difference FAITHFUL LIVING By Joan Bay Klope

I grew up in a modestsized coastal community in California. Had you asked me then what I thought of my community, I would have responded with positive comments. I would have said that my community was filled with people who knew who I was, were interested in me and participated in my life. Members of my community cared for their family members and friends. They used their interests and skills to generously contribute to people around them. My growing understanding of community --influenced by my own sense of security, personal identity and contentment --- was fertilized by a host of characters. Barbara Pease spent countless hours at her kitchen table painting campaign posters and buttons whenever I ran for student government posts. Billy Clower taught me ballet, tap and jazz and the value of service clubs. Maggie Marsh cared for me beyond her sixth-grade classroom and taught me to snow ski. Bob Warnagieris and Robert Cousar mentored me during my experiences with leadership and career development. Eleanora Cox sewed most of my clothes and attended almost every event of my life, big and small. Sarah Bay and Connie Tice showed me how to talk boldly about the love of Jesus. Jerry Lehman introduced to me the world of page design and book publishing. Earl Rowe showed me how the great love of God can be expressed on the written page. Rose Ann Klope taught me that the more people you invite to your table, the merrier your life will be. It’s my experience that reading cookbooks and surrounding yourself with pets produce joyful experiences. These are just two things my mother taught me. My brother taught me that your level of accomplishment deepens when you learn to harness your mind and sharpen your focus. Dad taught me that servanthood and generosity builds relationships and deepens your understanding of loyalty. These are just a fraction of the people who populated my community and contributed to my life. Perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of this host of characters are the long-lasting contributions they made to my life and to the lives of others in my community. Some of these people are deceased. Not one lives within my community today. But their lives still matter. What they said and did for me in my formative years breath life into me today. We are better together and I believe that only in a community setting can we learn to live the kind of healthy, balanced, purposeful lives God designed for us. A healthy family unit is not enough, for those lessons can never be expressed in isolation. It is when we make determined efforts to worship together, study God’s word together and gain the skills necessary to represent the message, personality and characteristics of God to those around us, will we be living according to God’s plan. This is not a concept that will sit comfortably with those who resist the complications, challenges and struggles that piggyback consistent human interaction. But there will also be unimagined growth, joy, contentment. There will be a new depth to life that only comes when you step outside the confines of your home, to care for others and contribute to a community around you.

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Oak Harbor’s El Cazador marks 30 years By NATHAN WHALEN Staff reporter

A mariachi band that is performing Friday nights through August is helping an Oak Harbor family mark three decades in the restaurant business. El Cazador, located in a prominent spot in front of Saars and Kmart in Oak Harbor, is celebrating its 30th year. Owned by the Rodriguez family, El Cazador started operating out of a storefront on the corner of Barrington Drive and Ely Street that is currently the home of Bay Printing. Jose Rogriguez, who manages El Cazador with his wife, Natasha, said that his father, Aurelio — who was born in Mexico — opened the Mexican restaurant after he had learned the ins and outs of the business while working at Azteca in Redmond. Jose said his dad discovered Whidbey Island and decided to move to Oak Harbor and then opened the eatery in 1982. There is quite a bit of competition for Mexican food in Oak Harbor with five restaurants thriving throughout town. In addition to El Cazador, Mi Pueblo, Estebans, Valle Azul, Agave Taqueria all cater to Mexican food lovers on North Whidbey Island. Natasha said El Cazador’s focus is on fresh food. In addition, the staff has added gluten-free and vegetarian selections. She added all of the sauces, beans and rice are made from scratch. “We don’t cut back on food quality,” Natasha said, adding that the Rodriguezes often attend restaurant workshops to stay abreast about trends in the industry. A delivery service, which is offered from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily, has been a help to business. In addition to improving the menu, El Cazador has a tequila bar, which offers a selection of about 50 premium gourmet tequilas. Many of those tequilas are family made in Mexico. Jose said it’s been a challenge to find these small specialty tequilas through distributors that focus on large quantities from major producers.

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General Managers Jose and Natasha Rodriguez are helping El Cazador in Oak Harbor celebrate its 30th year in business in Oak Harbor. Natasha added finding such brands helps honor the family’s history that originates in Mexico. “We recognize that it supports the Mexican economy,” Natasha said of the restaurant’s tequila selection. To help people understand and enjoy El Cazador’s extensive tequila selection, it holds tastings. The next one takes place in December and it will feature a national tequila judge based out of Portland. Aurelio passed away in 1989 and his wife, Hilda, took over leadership. The restaurant has been family operated since its inception. Jose pointed out that two of his uncles work as a bartender and chef. He started as a host in 2000 when he was a student at Oak Harbor High School. He worked his way up before becoming manager in 2007. Natasha, who also worked for El Cazador, joined him as manager in 2010.

people & places TREVOR S. KJARGAARD graduated from Washington State University May 5, 2012. He is a 2008 graduate of Oak Harbor High School. Kjargaard graduated with a bachelor of science in biology. In August, he plans to move to the Seattle area with his fiance, Brittany Schmitt. Kjargaard is the son of Denese and Denny Kjargaard of Oak Harbor.

Trevor S. Kjargaard

A college education is essential in today’s world, and the University of Idaho is working hard to provide that opportunity. More than 5,400 students have been awarded almost $30 million

In 1994, El Cazador moved to its current location on Highway 20. In addition to the Oak Harbor store, the Rodriguez family operated stores in Bellingham, Burlington, Mount Vernon and Sequim. Over the years, several locations were sold. Bellingham in 2006, Mount Vernon in 2008 and Burlington about six months ago. Natasha said the Oak Harbor and Sequim restaurants will continue. To mark the 30th anniversary, a mariachi band — Mariachi Juvenil Voces de Mexico — has been performing to guests eating at El Cazador. Like the restaurant, the mariachi band is comprised of two generations of family members. El Cazador is located on Highway 20 in Oak Harbor. In addition to its restaurant and bar, it offers a banquet room and Natasha said the restaurant is family friendly. For more information call 6756114 or go to

in scholarship support from the University of Idaho for the 2011-2012 academic year. From Oak Harbor, ROCHELLE ANN PASCO was awarded a scholarship. JAYME M. HUNT earned a spot on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus honor roll for spring 2012 semester. Students must earn a minimum 3.5 grade-point average to be included on the honor roll. SASHA OLSON, of Oak Harbor, earned placement on the Gonzaga University President’s List for spring semester 2012. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 GPA to be listed. Gonzaga University, located in Spokane, is a humanistic, private Catholic University.

The following students graduated from SEATTLE PACIFIC UNIVERSITY. Founded in 1891, SPU is a premier Christian university that equips people to engage the culture and change the world. Its comprehensive academic program serves more than 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Known for both their competence and character, SPU graduates are bringing about positive change in communities around the globe. Myra Esther Veltkamp, of Oak Harbor, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts in communication. Michael L. Washington Sr., of Oak Harbor, graduated with a master of arts in teaching.

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Calvary Chapel Oak Harbor

New Preschool Ages 3-5 yrs

Calvary Chapel Children’s Academy

Call for info/registration Mon-Fri 9:30-12


1560 S.E. 9th Ave. Oak Harbor

Take a walk for the wee ones Benefit helps care clinic

Join a 2 mile walk “Walk for Life, Walk for the Wee Ones,” Sept 15. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with walking at 10 a.m. Meet at the gazebo located at

Windjammer Park. There will be a continental breakfast for all walkers. All donations will go to Pregnancy Care Clinic and help meet the needs of families. Services such as pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound, baby food, diapers, clothing, classes, new cribs and car

seats and other boutique items are provided at no charge to clients. PCC has been helping families since 1986 and is a non-profit organization. To sign up stop by the clinic. 670 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor, or 503 Cascade Ave. (CMA Church) in Langley. Call

Saturday, August 25, 2012 • Whidbey News-Times

Tour PBY during 2 open houses The PBY Memorial Foundation will hold an open house at the center Sept. 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The aircraft will be open for those who wish to tour a World War II PBY patrol aircraft. Normal open hours in the Whidbey Aviation History Center, Building 12 on the Seaplane Base, Oak Harbor,

are from Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many displays covering World War II, Korea, Vietnam and post Vietnam, can be viewed, including the NAS Whidbey command display with several dioramas showing history of the naval air station. Contact 240-9500 for more information.

Come Worship With Us!

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First United Methodist Church

Missouri Synod

Worship Service .........................Sunday 9:00am Adult Bible Study & Sunday School...10:15am Nursery Available

Pastor Noel Koss 360-675-2548

Preschool 360-679-1697

590 N. Oak Harbor St • Oak Harbor

Whidbey Island Messianic Fellowship Where Yeshua is Lord Come Learn the Hebraic Roots of Your Faith

We welcome you to join us for worship and celebration

Meeting at: The Oak Harbor Christian School Bldg A 675 E. Whidbey Ave. Oak Harbor, WA 360-675-7189 Saturdays at 10:30am

CALVARY APOSTOLIC TABERNACLE (The Pentecostals of Island County)


A SAFE PLACE TO CALL HOME Sunday Morning...............10am Sunday Evening............ 6:30pm Wednesday..........................7pm


Pastor Greg Adkins

Whidbey Presbyterian Church 1148 SE 8th Ave Oak Harbor

10:00 a.m. Traditional Worship 8:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Dave Templin, Pastor Bethany Popkes, Youth Director Kurt Imbach, Adult Facilitator


Child Care is available and Everyone Welcome

Assembly of God Lead Pastor Andy Lam

Sunday Service 10:00am Celebration Service Kids’ Ministry 10:00 am

Youth Ministries-Choirs-Bible Studies

Dave Johnson, Pastor Chet Hansen, Music Minister

675-2441 • 1050 SE Ireland St • Oak Harbor

Child Care Provided

319 SW 3rd Avenue


Whidbey Island Church of Christ 3143-G North Goldie Rd Oak Harbor

Sunday Worship ........9:00 a.m. Sunday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening ........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening .6:00 p.m. For more information call: Gary 675-5569 Jerry 679-3986

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

Oak Harbor Church of Christ (Just North of Office Max)

Sunday Morning:

Worship Assembly.......................9:30 am Bible Classes for all ages............11:00am Matt Oliver, Preaching Minister


250 SW 3rd Avenue • Oak Harbor (Behind K-Mart)

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


St. Augustine’s Parish • 675-2303 185 N Oak Harbor St. ~ Oak Harbor

5:00 pm 8:00am & 9:30 am 9:00 am

On the web:

St. Mary’s Parish 678-6536 207 Main St. ~ Coupeville

Masses: Sunday Thurs

11:15 am 12:00 noon

Please call 360-675-6611

Sunday Worship 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Nursery provided

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

50 SW 6th Avenue

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

1560 S.E. 9th Ave • 679-6959 “It’s By Grace!”

Minister: Rev. Dennis Reynolds Childcare Year-Round Religious Education Sept-June All are welcome 360-321-8656

721 S.E. Barrington • Oak Harbor 360-632-3642



Bible Study 9:00am Worship Service 10:00am Evening Service 6:00pm

Come Worship With Us! Thursday Bible Study 7:00p.m. 950 S.W. Upland Ct • Oak Harbor Pastor Dr. Thomas Stoneham Sr., Minister Donald Cole

620 A/B Erin Park Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277 (NEXT TO U-HAUL BLDG.)

Sunday Worship ......8:00 & 10:30 am Sunday School......................... 9:15 am Nursery Available

Sunday Evening Prayer 6:30 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Coupeville Pastor Jeffrey Spencer Pastor Marc Stroud, Caring Minstry


490 NW Crosby Ave., Oak Harbor 675-5008

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

(“Kids on the Rock” Ministry for Children ages 3mos.-5th grade meets at all services)

“Amped” Jr. High Youth: Sun., 5:00 pm “Legacy” High School Youth: Sun., 7:15 pm Small Groups Women’s Ministry • Men’s Ministry Russ Schlecht ~ Senior Pastor

Please call 360-675-6611

Word Of Everlasting Life & Faith Church

Church Telephone Number (360)679-1003 Bishop Charles And Pastor Effie Boyles (360)929-3127

NW 2nd Avenue & Heller Road Across the street from OHHS Staadium

Promote Your Place Of Worship In The Whidbey News-Times Only $12.50/week For A Single Size Ad.

Sunday Service at 10:00 am

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.

Lutheran Church

Invite the neighborhood to hear your message each week in this directory.

Sunday Morning Worship Service 8:30 A.M. & 10:30 A.M. Wednesday Midweek Worship Service 7:00 P.M.

House of Prayer Faith Tabernacle of Praise

Oak Harbor

People • Families Community • World Worship • Prayer Teaching • Faith

20103 State Route 525 Freeland

Get your religion updates noted in Whidbey News-Times Vacation Bible School, Seasonal Hours Changing, Daycare Updates, Special Holiday Presentations. Whidbey News-Times $12.50/week Whidbey Crosswind $10.00/month For A Single Size Ad. Woodard Road, Hwy. 525, Freeland

Oak Harbor Southern Baptist Church

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island

The Catholic Church Invites You….

Masses: Saturday Sunday Wed & Fri

331-5191 • Freeland

Calvary Chapel Oak Harbor

1000 NE Koetje Street

“To Know Christ & Make Him Known”

Trinity Lutheran Church

A Church, A Family

A Spiritual Home Grace By The Sea An Anglican Expression of Faith The Rev. Paul Orritt


Family Worship

11:23 am

Contemporary Worship

Island Vineyard Community Church Pastor James Gallagher


555 SE Regatta Dr. Oak Harbor 679-3431


3143 Goldie Rd Unit B • Oak Harbor (behind Precision Tire)

Summer Worship Hour.........9:30 am

Oak Harbor


Concordia Lutheran Church

Matthew 28:18-20

• Nursery All Services • Small Groups • Sunday School • MOPS • AwAnA • Youth Groups Come worship with us!

Worship Services Sunday 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. 679-1585 2760 N Heller Rd • Oak Harbor


Wednesday, August 25, 2012 • The Whidbey News-Times

Aug. 25


Gravity and kids together for fun The Rotary Club of North Whidbey Island Sunrise will hold the 20th Annual Whidbey Island Challenge Series Aug. 25, featuring gravity racing for kids with special needs. The race is located on SE Barrington Drive, between Island Thrift and the post office. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with races starting at 10 a.m. For information contact 6756770 or

Do you dream of kitchens? The American Association of University Women 2012 Whidbey Island Dream Kitchen Tour will be held on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 and will feature a self-directed tour of six unique kitchens in private homes around Whidbey Island. Tickets may be purchased for $15 at Angelo’s Caffe in Oak Harbor, Lind’s Pharmacy in Coupeville, Sound Business Center in Freeland, The Star Store in Langley and the Green Eye Shade and What’s Cookin’? in Port Townsend. Proceeds fund educational programs and scholarships for young women of Whidbey Island. Call Bonnie Abney at 6789224 or Sue Norman at 675-4990 or visit www.

Enjoy bluegrass in the garden Meerkerk Gardens in Greenbank will be full of music from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 25. Enjoy tunes from Bayview Sound, Pearly Blue, Deadwood Revival and Money Creek Mining Co. The cost is $10. Call 678-1912 or visit www.

Rummage for grads Support a fun, safe, drug and alcohol free graduation celebration for Oak Harbor High School Class of 2013 graduates. Grad Night Boosters is hosting a rummage sale in the high school parking lot near the tennis courts. Good quality kitchen and household items, movies, CDs, electronics, art and frames will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 25. Call 360-914-0122.

Rock the Rock for Blue Fox

Rock the Rock 2012 features a line up of bands beginning at 3 p.m. Aug. 25 and running until the first movie starts at the Blue Fox

Drive-In Theater, located south of Oak Harbor. The event is free, but donations benefit the Blue Fox DriveIn Theater’s switch to digital. Rock the Rock 2012 is in memory of Tegan Ollie and dedicated to Sheri Lam Berkimer and Jean Hamer.

Shakespeare’s last weekend Island Shakespeare Festival production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” continues at the Storyhouse on the grounds near the Whidbey Institute in Clinton. The free play runs ends this weekend, with a shows Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. Arrive one half hour in advance for the best seating. The Storyhouse Stage is located at 6449 Old Pietila Road in Clinton. Visit www. for more info or call 360221-1710.

Artists work on Whidbey A self-guided, free tour of 24 artists at 18 studios around Whidbey Island continues today and tomorrow, Aug. 25 and 26. View demonstrations and meet artists. A map is available at www.whidbeyworking

Aug. 26


Enjoy breakfast, help veterans Breakfast will be served at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7392, on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. to noon, featuring pancakes, eggs, hash browns, breakfast meats, and biscuits-n-gravy. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors (62 and over), $4 for kids (under 12). All are welcome to come and enjoy breakfast. 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. For more information, contact the Post at 675-4048 or vfwpost7392. org.

Wagging tails are plentiful Join the fun at WAIF’s annual Wag ‘n Walk from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at Greenbank Farm. This family-friendly free event features games for dogs and their people, demonstrations and vendor booths. Bring dogs dressed in “other-worldly” costumes to join in the “dogs in space” theme. The popular king

Bluegrass comes to Meerkerk: Bayview Sound, Pearly Blue, Deadwood Revival and Money Creek Mining

Co. will be some of the bands performing from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Meerkerk Gardens in Greenbank. See Activities listing for more information.

and queen contest is back; winners to be chosen at the event. Have your dog’s fortune told and enjoy the kissing booth. New this year is a silent auction. Visit www. or call Merritt at 360-331-6274.

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Dream kitchens open to visitors

It’s a jumpin’ jive at Town Pavilion Bounce to the lively tunes of the Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra at a free concert from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 at the Pavilion in Coupeville Town Park, located at the top of the hill on Coveland Street. The Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra specializes in the “as recorded” arrangements of the big band era directly from the libraries of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Arty Shaw, Harry James, The Dorsey Brothers and more.

Plants get help from the masters Master Gardener Plant Clinics are held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Public Market located next to the Oak Harbor Chamber on Highway 20. Get free answers to plant questions and help with home gardening from WSU Island County Master Gardeners. Call Carolyn Murphy at 6756573.

Aug. 27

Mon. Lions sell fruits, veggies

Beginning Aug. 27, the Oak Harbor Lions Club will be selling sun-ripened peaches, tomatoes, nectarines, onions, peppers and other produce from the Wenatchee area. They will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. until sold out. Look for the familiar yellow trailer in the Rite Aid parking lot. All proceeds support community projects and services.

Need help finding a job? Join the Job Club on Mondays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Oak Harbor Library meeting room H137. The topic Aug. 27 is job offers and negotiating. Attendance is drop-in and free. The club is hosted by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Social and Health Services. The library is located at 1000 SE Regatta Dr. Call 675-5115 or visit

Rebecca Olson / Whidbey News-Times

Six Central Whidbey kitchens open to the public today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the American Association of University Women’s Dream Kitchen Tour. Tickets can still be purchased for $15 at the United Methodist Church in Coupeville. A visit to these dreamy locations benefits AAUW educational projects and scholarships for Whidbey’s young women. For more information, visit

Aug. 28

Tues. Toastmasters make Speaking easy Whidbey Sounders Toastmasters Club meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 28 at San Remo Restaurant, located at 421 NE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. Toastmasters is a fun and supportive group who get together on the second, fourth and fifth Tuesdays to develop their public speaking and leadership skills. Call 360-9294808.

Aug. 30

Thurs. O, what a time to give blood The Oak Harbor Lions Club is sponsoring a blood drive Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 pm, at First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland St., Oak Harbor. To make an appointment online, go to www. asp?URL=2610. Walk-ins are welcome too. Ask someone who has never donated to join you and help to increase donations. Call Brenda at 240-9483. Tasty treats and beverages await donors. Summer brings vacations and outdoor activities can make our lives very busy. Still, the Puget Sound Blood Center’s need for blood never stops. The most common type of blood is 0 positive and O negative is the

universal donor therefore their demand is extremely high. The blood center is in critical need of O positive and O negative but every blood type is needed.

Toe-tapping music is free The All-Island Community Band will play at the gazebo at Windjammer Park from 7 to 8 p.m. Aug. 30. Dance and join in. Call 675-1330.

Plants get help from the masters Master Gardener Plant Clinics are held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Public Market located next to the Oak Harbor Chamber on Highway 20. Get free answers to plant questions and help with home gardening from WSU Island County Master Gardeners. Call Carolyn Murphy at 6756573.

Compost heats up market WSU Extension Waste Wise expert Janet Hall will be at the Oak Harbor Public Market with the Wheel of Waste. Discover how to make hot compost, set up a worm bin or recycle almost anything. Learn how to make your own household cleaners instead of paying more for toxic commercial products. Sign up for this fall’s Waste Wise course or volunteer to help recycle at events. She’ll be at the city of Oak Harbor information table from 4 to 7 p.m. The market is located between the Chamber of Commerce and the North Whidbey Middle School track.

Aug. 31


Kids read with a canine pal Children can practice their reading aloud skills with a patient therapy dog from the Delta Society and Love on a Leash at 1 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 31 at the Coupeville Library. Caregiver is required. Call 678-4911.

Sept. 1


IDIPIC at Grigware Hall IDIPIC presents its next South Whidbey DUI/ Underage Drinking prevention panel Sept. 1. Open to all, doors open 12:45 p.m., come early to assure a seat, no late admittance. The meeting is at Trinity Church’s Grigware Hall, Highway 525, Freeland.

Sept. 2

Mon. Tour PBY during 2 open houses The PBY Memorial Foundation will hold an open house at the center Sept. 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact 240-9500 for more information or special tours.

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August 25 to August 31, 2012


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ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT The Journal of The San Juans’ in beautiful Friday Harbor, WA seeks an enthusiastic, motivated Advertising Sales Representative to sell advertising to our island clients. The successful candidate must be dependable, detail-oriented and possess exceptional customer service skills. Previous sales experience required and media sales a plus! Reliable insured transportation and good driving record required. We offer base salary plus commissions, excellent health benefits, 401K and a great work environment with opportunity to adva n c e. E O E . P l e a s e send resume with cover letter in PDF or Text format to


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POLNELL SHORES $229,000 3-bedroom, 2-bath rambler on corner lot with large, fenced backyard. Open-concept living, spacious deck, gas heat and community beach access. #395667 Jim & Sarah Konopik 360-929-0827 PATTON’S HIDEAWAY $235,000 3-bedroom, 2-bath manufactured home on 0.72¹ acres. Open-floor plan, large kitchen, family room with custom built-ins, sunroom with propane stove, garage/shop, new roof and plumbing, built-in generator. #389187 Karen Cox 360-969-1560

$MJOUPO ADMIRALS COVE $173,500 Very tidy 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home offers 1,300 asf of living space. Gas range, newer carpet, large, sunny lot with fenced backyard, community pool and beach amenities. Move-in ready! #394263 Linda Earnhart 360-929-0922

OAK HARBOR $239,000 Views of Cascades and harbor from this 3-bedroom, 2-bath condo with upgraded kitchen, bonus room, deck, 2-car garage, private side yard. Conveniently located inside city limits. #384422 Clay Miller 360-678-5858

BON AIR $23,900 Nice level building lot in “rainshadow� of the Olympics with approximately half the rainfall of Seattle. Community clubhouse, pool, beach access, boat dock. Near Ft Casey, Ebey’s Landing, Pt Townsend ferry. #391355 Mary Bryson 360-929-2720

$SBGUTNBO#3XJUIXBUFSBOE NPVOUBJOWJFXT EFDLT HBSEFO   LANGLEY $625,000 Light-filled, open-concept, 2-bedroom, 2.75-bath home in a lush, wooded setting. Views of Puget Sound and the Cascades. Detached sleeping cottage for ultimate privacy. Marlane Harrington & #355911 Nick Lynch 360-331-6006 FREELAND $415,000 Westside hi-bank waterfront. 5Âą acres, ready to build your dream home. Power, water and site registration available. View of Olympic mountains, shipping lanes and sunsets. Bernadette Johnson & #388791 Ann Muniz 360-331-6006

Central Whidbey GREENBANK $264,000 Spacious home with views of the Cascades, whales, eagles and the water! Beautiful gardens, decks and terraces. Beachcombers community beach and private boat launch. #384826 Marilyn Sherman Clay 360-678-5858

FREELAND $344,900 Lovely waterfront cottage home. West-facing, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, open floorplan, many new updates. Multiple-use outbuilding all on 1.12Âą acres. Olympics, sunsets, soaring eagles! Libby Hayward 360-331-6006 #336820

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Saturday, August 25, 2012, Whidbey Classified, PAGE 17 Real Estate for Rent Island County CLINTON

2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH on secluded acreage. Just 10 minutes to ferry! Spacious family room. Relaxing jacuzzi tub. Airtight woodstove keeps heating costs low. Entertaining patio, great for BBQ’ s. Washer, dryer & water incl. No smoke/ pet. $750 month. First, last, $500 damage deposit. 360-579-1371. Clinton COMFORTABLE Older (3) story home, 3+bdrm, 2ba, family room, office, large kitchen, on 1/2 private acre, 4blks to ferry, o n l y $ 1 0 9 5 / m o. , l o n g lease. Call (360)9695069 CLINTON

DEER LAKE AREA. Two bedroom plus den; 2 bath home; beach access. All appliances; no smoking; close to free public transpor tation. $975 per month with one ye a r l e a s e. 2 0 6 - 2 0 0 4219 or 360-730-1852. CLINTON

PAMORAMIC VIEW OF Everett & Cascade Mountain Range. Half mile to ferry! 1,500 SF, 2 Bedroom, 1.75 bath with large attached double garage. Appliances included. New heating/ air conditioning unit. No pets or smoking. $950 per month with first, last, plus damage/ cleaning deposit. 1 year lease. R e fe r e n c e s r e q u i r e d . 360-341-4564 or 360708-0840. COUPEVILLE

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CHARMING 3 BR, 2 BA Home on Holmes Harbor Golf Course! Features include washer, dr yer, hardwood floors, fireplace, patio & 2 car garage. $1,200 plus utilities. No smokers. 1 year minimum lease. Call 360-239-7150. FREELAND

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2 B E D R O O M d u p l ex available. Quiet country setting. Pets negotiable. Water, sewer, garbage paid. $625 per month plus secur ity deposit. 360-679-2677 OAK HARBOR

Apartments for Rent Island County Oak Harbor

2 BR UPSTAIRS IN 5 unit building on large lot. Beautiful San Juan Island view! New interior, b a l c o ny, p a r k i n g . N o laundry/ hookups $585. 360-679-1103.



2 BR: $664/mo W/S/GRB PAID Good location W/D hookups No pets Park Place Apts 360-757-2923 Oak Harbor

1,600 SF, 2 bedroom, lower level of home with fireplace on one acre. Huge kitchen, refrigerator, stove, microwave, d i s h w a s h e r. L a u n d r y room with W/D! All utilities included, electric, water, garbage, cable and hi-speed internet. Central heat. Pets ok. $975/mo plus deposit. Ava i l a bl e S e p t e m b e r 1st. 1-805-573-9261

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3BR DUPLEX IN TOWN Newly remodeled! Includes washer, dr yer, fenced back yard. $1,100. First, last, $500 deposit. 360-969-0489. OAK HARBOR


$612-$777 per month. 4 BR, 2.75 BA within Near NAS. Available Now! walking distance to Broadview Elementary Call: (360)679-1442 and Oak Harbor Middle School. Great house, su- Oak Harbor per location, huge yard, LEXY MANOR. Move-in pets ok. $1,400/ Month. Special. 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms available. Close Call 360-820-0513. to shopping. Families and special needs welOAK HARBOR 5 B E D RO O M , 3 b a t h c o m e . S e c t i o n 8 o k . split level. Washer, dry- Rent starts at $556. Call: er, 2 fireplace’s. 2 car 360-279-2155 garage, yard. Walk to s c h o o l s . $ 1 , 4 7 5 + Oak Harbor utilities. 360-679-1103. OAK HARBOR

1,200 SF, 2 bedroom townhouse with washer/ dr yer hook-up. Forest City view! Excellent condition! Garbage includ2 B R F U R N . B E AC H ed. $760 month. 1160 house! Cozy home on SW Harrier Circle. 3605 MINUTES from NAS. Snakelum Point. Fish, 682-6739. 2.5 acre private setting! clam & beachcombe Oak Harbor 2 bedroom duplex with right out your front garage. New windows, door!!! Avail. after labor doors and bath. Pets day. A steal for the right okay. $800 month plus person! $785 month indeposit. 360-333-8080 cludes water and cable. Call Greg 360-682-6534. Oak Harbor Jim 206-310-9964. Freeland

2 B E D RO O M , 2 b a t h mfg home on acreage. Office, air tight stove, new carpet. $725 month, First, last, deposit. Ava i l a bl e S e p t e m b e r 15th. (360)331-1088 FREELAND


1 BEDROOM, 1 bath, p r i va t e h o m e o n 2 . 5 acres. Compact washer and dryer, wood stove, electric heat. Water and s ew e r p a i d . C a r p o r t , storage shed. Non s m o ke r s , p e t s n e g o tiable. Close to Oak Harbor and NAS Whidbey. Ava i l a bl e S e p t e m b e r 1st. $700 per month, first, last & $1000 deposit. 360-929-1999 Oak Harbor

B R , 2 B A L O V E LY Newer home with Fairway view! 1,800 SF features granite kitchen, all appliances and gas fireplace. Double garage. Water paid. No smoking/ pets. $1,225/ month. Barbara, 360-221-2151.

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath in t ow n . W / D h o o k - u p, fenced yard. No pets. $895 month + deposit. (360)675-1436

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VIEW OF Holmes Harbor from this 2 bedroom, 1 bath apar tment. Includes in-unit washer/ dryer and covered parking space. Close to bus line, shopping, post office, and restaurants. Recent upgrades include carpets, appliances and electrical fixtures. Freeland area. Rent is $950 per month. More info: 360-331-0125



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


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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announcements 10 MIN. TO NASWI: 2 BR condo in town! Stackable washer/ dryer, and lots of storage. Water/ garbage incl. $695 plus dep. 360-969-0248.

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Near NAS/town Wtr/swr/grbg paid 360-683-0932 626-485-1966 Cell DECEPTION PASS. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car g a r a g e , h o t t u b. N o s m o k i n g , d o g o k a y. $1150 month. 360-6750548

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2 BEDROOM, lower level of home. Private parking, large yard. No laund r y. N o p e t s . Wa t e r, sewer, garbage included. $750. 360-675-3537.

2 BEDROOM home with large master bedroom, n e a r L a n g l e y. N e w floors, washer, dr yer, large deck and covered porch. Cats okay. $849 month. (360)321-0336


1,025 SF, 2 BEDROOM, 1.5 bath with water view from Master! Quality 2-story townhouse style. Includes fireplace, dishwasher, washer/ dr yer hookups. $750 month. 360-675-9596 or 360914-0379 Whidbey Residential Rentals Inc. S PA C I O U S 2 B D R M Large patio. Clean and quiet! Fireplace, washer, OAK HARBOR dr yer hookups. Senior discount avail. Garbage included. $725/ Month. 360-675-6642.

2 BEDROOM apartment by NAS. Carport, storage, yard & laundr y room with appliances. Includes water, sewer Oak Harbor and garbage. Small pet 2 BR, 1 BA located at okay. $550 per month. 130 SE Pasek Street. 425-385-2000 or 425$700/mo, $500/deposit. WATCH THE EAGLES Pe t s o k a y. 3 6 0 - 6 7 5 - 760-1614. from your deck! Beautiful 1815 or 360-672-5195 1 + B R o n a c e r a g e . OAK HARBOR Open space with loft, skylights & high ceilings. Gorgeous wood floors in dining/ living. Washer, dryer, elec. heat, wood stove & garage. No pet/ smoke. $875. First, last, dep. 503-341-3799 or Oak Harbor Langley

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4500 SF Including Retail Space, Reception area, 3 offices and 2 baths with warehouse in well maintained, free-standing building. Located in Fr e e l a n d ’s d ow n t ow n core. In floor heat in all areas keeps energy costs down. Good parking. Renting now for $12 per SF, annual double net. More info: 360-3310125


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NOTICE The South Whidbey School District No. 206 gives notice that the district will be holding a surplus sale and will take place August 31st and September 1st, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at the Primary Campus at 5476 Maxwelton Rd, L a n g l ey, WA 9 8 2 6 0 . Details are available at w w w . s w . w e d LEGAL NO. 411370 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. August 8, 25, 2012.

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ISLAND In the Matter of the Estate of: GARY M. RIVERS, Deceased. No. 12-4-00181-4 AMENDED Delete “Probate” if intestate)PROB AT E N O T I C E T O 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 or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proc e e d i n g s we r e c o m menced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided u n d e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of this 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 RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: August 11, 2012 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: Tommy L. Rivers /s/ MICHAEL M. WALLER, WSBA No. 6310 Law Offices of Skinner & Saar, P.S. Attorneys for Personal Representative 791 SE Barrington Drive Oak Harbor, Washington 98277 Cour t of Probate Proceedings: ISLAND COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT Cause No. 12-4-00181-4 LEGAL NO. 412724 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. August 11, 18, 25, 2012. NOTICE An open bid auction will be held at Christian’s Auto Wrecking, 685 Christian Road, Oak Harbor, WA, 98277 on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, Viewing will take place from 12:00pm to 3:00pm August 29, 2012. Auction begins at 3:00pm on August 29, 2012. 85 KAWA ZX700A1 JKAZX41A11FA008865 574177 91 SUBAR LEGSW JF28J63C4MP903619 218XPX 94 NISS STA4D 1N4BU31D4RC150601 681XIS 95 CHRY LBNCV 1C3EU4531SF654367 AGX6045 LEGAL NO. 416471 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. August 25, 2012

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ISLAND In the Matter of the Estate of: MARIANNA WALTON, Deceased. No. 12-4-00184-9 Delete “Probate” if intestate)AMENDED PROB AT E N O T I C E T O 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 or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proc e e d i n g s we r e c o m menced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided u n d e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of this 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 RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: August 11, 2012 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: WILLIAM W. WALTON /s/ MICHAEL M. WALLER, WSBA No. 6310 Law Offices of Skinner & Saar, P.S. Attorneys for Personal Representative 791 SE Barrington Drive Oak Harbor, Washington 98277 Cour t of Probate Proceedings: ISLAND COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT Cause No. 12-4-00184-9 LEGAL NO. 412727 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. August 11, 18, 25, 2012. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ISLAND In the Matter of the Estate of: ROBERT W. WALTON, Deceased. No. 12-4-00186-5 AMENDED Delete “Probate” if intestate)PROB AT E N O T I C E T O 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 or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Represen-

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tative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided u n d e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of this 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 RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: August 11, 2012 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: WILLIAM W. WALTON /s/ MICHAEL M. WALLER, WSBA No. 6310 Law Offices of Skinner & Saar, P.S. Attorneys for Personal Representative 791 SE Barrington Drive Oak Harbor, Washington 98277 Cour t of Probate Proceedings: ISLAND COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT Cause No. 12-4-00186-5 LEGAL NO. 412728 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. August 11, 18, 25, 2012. BID SOLICITATION LANGLEY MARINA BOAT RAMP IMPROVEMENTS Contractors are invited to submit bids for the L a n g l ey M a r i n a B o a t Ramp Improvements at L a n g l ey, Wa s h i n g t o n . Major items of work include furnishing and installing two (2) boat ramp floats with gangway, four (4) guide piles,

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and concrete pedestrian ramp, plus demolishing and disposing of eleven (11) existing timber piles. Following bid opening and an expedited award process, Notice To Proceed is expected to be issued in the first two weeks of September 2012, with a Contract Duration of One Hundred and Eighty (180) calendar days. There are also critical permit constraints on specific work activities and schedules which are included in the bid and contract documents and which must be followed by the contractor. The estimated base bid construction cost range is $150,000 to $200,000. Plans, specifications, addenda, bidders list, and plan holders list for this p r o j e c t a r e ava i l a bl e t h r o u g h t h e Po r t o f South Whidbey. Free access is provided by going to and clicking on “Posted P r o j e c t s ,” “ P u b l i c Works,” “Por t of South Whidbey,” and “Projects Bidding.” Bidders are encouraged to “Register” in order to receive automatic e-mail notifications of future addenda and to be placed on the “Bidders List.” This online plan room provides Bidders with fully usable on-line documents; with the ability to download, print to your own printer, order full/par tial plan sets from numerous reprographic sources (online print order for m), and a free on-line digitizer/take-off tool. Contact Builders Exchange of Washington at 425-258-1303 should you require assistance. A geotechnical repor t, entitled “Geotechnical E n g i n e e r i n g R e p o r t ,” dated December 22, 2011, prepared by HWA GeoSciences Inc., is available for bidders review at the Owner’s office listed above and on l i n e a t B u i l d e r ’s E x change.

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Sealed bids for the “Langley Mar ina Boat R a m p I m p r ove m e n t s ” may be hand delivered or mailed to the Port of South Whidbey, 1804 Scott Road, Suite 101, P.O. Box 872, Freeland, Wa s h i n g t o n 9 8 2 4 9 , phone (360) 331-5494. The bids will then and there be publicly opened and read aloud at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Any bids received after the time for opening cannot be considered. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities or informalities in the bid or in the bidding, to accept any alternate bids, and to make such award that it deems to be in its best interest and pursuant to the ter ms of the General Conditions. The Owner intends to award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder. Each bid must be accompanied by a cashier’s check, money order or surety bid bond in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid, made payable to Por t of South Whidbey. Performance and payment bonds will be required with the Contract. Bidders may not withdraw bids after the hour set for opening thereof or before award of contract unless said award is delayed beyond the date stated in Section 00 41 00, Bid Form. The right is reserved by the Po r t t o p o s t p o n e t h e award for a period of 30 calendar days after bid opening. Bid securities of the three lowest bidders will be held by the Port until official award of the contract. The Contractor will be required to comply with all local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to equal employment opportunities. The Port of South Whidbey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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D a t e d a t Fr e e l a n d , Washington, August 11, 2012. LEGAL NO. 413359 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. August 15, 18, 22, 25, 2012

PANTS OF THE PREMISES; and any persons or par ties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real proper ty described in the complaint, Defendants. No. 12-2-00111-6 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO THE DEFENDANTS Unknown Heirs of Robert E. Campbell; Occupants of the Premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real proper ty descr ibed in the complaint: Yo u a r e h e r e by s u m moned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this summons, defend the real property foreclosure action in Island County Super ior Cour t, and answer the complaint of OneWest Bank, FSB, (“Plaintiff”). You are asked to serve a copy of your answer or responsive pleading upon the undersigned attorneys for Plaintiff at its office stated below. In case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the Clerk of said Court. The purpose of this lawsuit is to obtain a judgment, and if not immediately paid, to be satisfied through the foreclosure of real property located in Island County, Washington, and legally described as follows: UNIT B202 CONDOMINIUM PLAT OF USELESS BAY BEACH AND COUNTRY CLUB, DIVISION NO. 14, ACCORDING TO DECLARATION THEREOF RECORDED UNDER AUDITOR’S FILE NO. 244779, AND SURVEY MAP AND PLANS THEREOF RECORDED U N D E R AU D I TO R ’ S F I L E N O. 2 4 4 7 7 8 I N VOLUME 11 OF PLATS, PA G E S 4 9 , 5 0 , 5 2 , RECORDS OF ISLAND C O U N T Y, WA S H I N G TON; S I T U AT E I N T H E COUNTY OF ISLAND, STATE OF WASHINGTON. Commonly known as: 5674 McDonald Dr ive # 2 0 2 B , L a n g l e y, WA 98260. DATED this 13th day of August, 2012. ROUTH CRABTREE OLSEN, P.S. B y Ja n aya L . C a r t e r, WSBA #32715 Lauren Davidson Humphreys, WSBA #41694 Valerie I. Holder, WSBA #42968 Gauri Shrotriya Locker, WSBA #39022 Attorneys for Plaintiff 13555 SE 36th Street, Ste 300 Bellevue, WA 98006 LEGAL NO. 414302 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. August 18,25, September 1,8,15,22, 2012

knowledge of any other person acting as Notice Agent or of the Appointment of a personal representative of the Decedent’s estate in the State of Washington. According to the records of the court as are available on the date of the filing of this notice with the court, a cause number regarding the Decedent has not been issued to any other Notice Agent and a personal repersentative of the Decedent’s estate has not been appointed. A ny p e r s o n h av i n g a claim against the Decedent named above 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 11.42.070 by serving on or mailing to the Notice Agent’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim with the court in which the Notice Agent’s Declaration and Oath were filed. The claim must be presented within the later or: (1) Thirty days after the Notice Agent served or mailed the notice to the creditor as p r ov i d e d u n d e r R C W 11.42.020(2)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication o f t h e n o t i c e. I f t h e claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as othewise provided in RCW 11.42.050 and 11.42.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: August 18, 2012 The Notice Agent declares under penalty of perjury under the laws of the state of Washington that the foregoing is true and correct. SIGNED this 6th day of August, 2012, at Oak Harbor, Washington /s/ ZITA WOODY Z I TA WO O DY, N o t i c e Agent /s/ MICHAEL M. WALLER MICHAEL M. WALLER Law Offcies of Skinner & Saar P.S. A t t o r n e y s fo r N o t i c e Agent 791 SE Barrington Drive Oak Harbor, Washington 98277 Court of Notice Agent’s Oath and Declaration and Cause No.: Superior Court of Island County, Washington C a u s e N o . 12-4-00190-3 LEGAL NO. 414332 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. August 18, 25, September 1, 2012

the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative ser ved or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets . Date of First Publication: S a t u r d ay, Au g u s t 2 5 , 2012 Personal Representative: Nicole Graham Attor ney for Personal Representative: M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236. (360) 341-1515. DATED this 14th day of August ,2012. /s/ Nicole Graham Nicole Graham, Personal Representative Attorneys for Personal Representative: /s/ M. Douglas Kelly M. Douglas Kelly WSBA #6550 Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, L.L.P. P.0. Box 290 Clinton, WA 98236 LEGAL NO. 416695 Published: Whidbey News Times, South Whidbey Record. August 25, September 1, 8, 2012.

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SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 977 OF THE CITY OF LANGLEY, WASHINGTON On the 6th day of August, 2012, the City Council of the City of Langley, passed Ordinance No. 977, a summary of the content of said ordinance, consisting of the title, provides as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LANGLEY, WASHINGTON, amending Ordinance Nos. 745 & 938 & LMC 5.04 entitiled business licenses. The full text of the Ordinance will be mailed upon request. Debbie L. Mahler, City Clerk-Treasurer Ord. No.: 977 Passed on: 8/6/12 Published: 8/25/12 Effective: 8/30/12 LEGAL NO. 416524 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. August 25, 2012


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THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In Re the Estate of ROBERT W. KORN, Deceased. NO. 12-4-00141-5 N OT I C E TO C R E D I TORS 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

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 978 OF THE CITY OF LANGLEY, WASHINGTON On the 20th day of August, 2012, the City Council of the City of Langley, passed Ordinance No. 978, a summary of the content of said ordinance, consisting of the title, provides as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LANGLEY, WASHINGTON, amending Langley Municipal Code Chapter 6.06 relating to Potentially Dangerous and Dangerous Dogs. The full text of the Ordinance will be mailed upon request. Debbie L. Mahler, City Clerk-Treasurer Ord. No.: 978 Passed on: 8/20/12 Published: 8/25/12 Effective: 8/30/12 LEGAL NO. 416526 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. August 25, 2012

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 979 OF THE CITY OF LANGLEY, WASHINGTON On the 20th day of August, 2012, the City Council of the City of Langley, passed Ordinance No. 979, a summary of the content of said ordinance, consisting of the title, provides as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF LANGLEY, WASHINGTON, relating to interim

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lantern CONTINUED FROM A1 Campbell and Michael Cavender cleaned rust and dust from the lighthouse or helped Nichols prepare the new lantern house. Volunteers rushed to do lastminute repainting. A couple of hours after the lantern house arrived, Carscadden prepared to lift it to its new home. The crowd held its collective breath as 5,000 pounds of steel were placed onto a lighthouse more than 100 years old, but the structure didn’t even groan. The first visitors to the new lantern house, Nichols and the students and South Whidbey High School shop teacher Chad Felgar caulked the base and adjusted its location until the holes matched up. While there’s still plenty of work to do before visitors can step inside, including placing polycarbonate window coverings and a brass handle for the door, Nichols congratulated the students with handshakes, saying how proud he was of their work and how they even taught the old boat designer himself a thing or two. “It’s really neat to see the guys come out here in the summer. They don’t have to be out here,” Felgar said.

Students from all three island high schools each took part in the project: Oak Harbor students, led by teacher Jerry Mumper, made the center piece, which included twisting steel for the windows; Coupeville students, led by teacher Tom Eller, created the upper portion; and South Whidbey students, led by Felgar, made the “tub,” the bottom part. All three parts were relocated to South Whidbey High School in February to be pieced together. Despite the hundreds of hours of work the students put in, Felgar said there was still a lot of work to be done during summer vacation. “The kids came and did more. It was great,” Felgar said. The project was a lesson in coordination not just between three high schools but also with Fort Casey management and WSU Extension of Island County. The students presented to groups to gain funding and coordinated with each other. Campbell said he enjoyed getting out into the community. “I loved all the community work,” the South Whidbey High School senior said. “We worked with businesses and independent business contractors and different schools, and we got to meet a lot of people.” “The kids have had a lot

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Julie Pigott, WSU Extension Island County Admiralty Head Lighthouse program coordinator, headed into the topless lighthouse to admire the view. The lighthouse hasn’t been without a lantern house for 50 years. more lessons than you’d ever thought building. There’s so many real life things that they learned,” Felgar said. Not all of his 62 students working on the project welded. He had 28 different jobs for them, ranging from photography to interpreting plans to keeping track of supplies. One job was updating their Facebook page almost daily, which kept the three high schools connected and updated on each other’s progress. “I tried to involved as many kids as I could,” Felgar said, noting that the girls were some of his best welders. “Nobody builds lantern houses anymore. These kids are the only ones in the country who know how,” Felgar added. The students were

featured in magazines across the United States. Dick Malone, of Oak Harbor, watched the replacement of the lantern house. He was part of the council that came up with the idea for commissioning a new lantern house five years ago. The problem they’d faced was that the original lantern house had been cast iron and the group couldn’t find anyone on the island to get a cost estimate for a new one, although they were expecting six figures, Malone said. Finally, they decided to delve into the knowledge at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders and they wound up talking to Archie Nichols. “So he said a few months later, ‘What do you say we

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build it and have the high schools build it for little or no cost?’” Malone said. Without the donations of Nichols Brothers and local organizations, the project would have cost $200,000, said John Shoosmith, former lighthouse employee. “And they were able to do it with a few thousand in grant money, lots of volunteer time and instruction,” Shoosmith said. The new lantern house on the historic Central Whidbey lighthouse is much improved. Felgar pointed out the vents in the sides of the lantern house and the vents in the roof that will let out hot air, alleviating a big complaint from visitors to the previous lantern house, which lacked air circulation vents. The polycarbonate window covering will look like glass, as compared to the cheap-looking Plexiglas of the old lantern house. Glass may be a possibility down the line with a lot of fundraising, Pigott said. Most importantly, this lantern house is historically accurate, as proven by drawings from the 1800s and Admiralty Head Lighthouse’s original lantern house, which was relocated to the Dungeness Spit lighthouse in the 1920s. Nichols, the primary supporter, provided the instruction and donated steel and supplies. Seaport Steel also

donated steel. Lighthouse Environmental Programs and Keepers of Admiralty Head Lighthouse supplied funding and the Coupeville Festival Association gave a $4,800 grant that went to the schools to buy brass and glass, and Island Crane Services, Inc. moved and replaced the lantern houses free of charge, Pigott said. “Our classes probably would’ve been gone if this project hadn’t come through,” Felgar said of shop classes. “It was a really good learning experience and a really fun time,” Campbell said. “This is something we’re giving to our community.” Although the project is finished, Campbell enjoyed learning and plans to pass the knowledge forward, saying that his favorite part was “getting to learn from experienced guys like Archie and Felgar.” “I want to give a big shout out to Archie. Without him, this would not have started. And all the support and people who gave us free steel — Seaport Steel and Nichols Brothers — and Julie (Pigott) and Dick Malone, who were overseers and problem solvers — a big shout out to them,” Campbell said. On this particular day, all of Whidbey Island gave a shout out to the students who gave a beloved lighthouse a beautiful new lantern house.

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