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Pastor prepares for life in wheelchair

VOL. 18, NO. 4

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By Kasia Pierzga Staff Reporter

Well-known Coupeville church leader Garrett Arnold is preparing for life in a wheelchair after his spinal cord was severely damaged when he fell down a steep, 25-foot embankment in Ledgewood. Arnold, 48, was trimming grass when he fell. He was stuck on the bluff about X feet above the beach for several hours until he was spotted by a woman taking a walk. He was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he is recovering from surgery in which doctors fused several broken vertebrae and stabilized his spinal column. Arnold’s sister-in-law Sarah Viers, who is serving as family spokesperson, said Arnold’s family is still trying to absorb the news. Sylvia Arnold, who is Garrett’s wife and Sarah’s sister, is focusing all her energy on supporting her husband as he copes with the pain – physical and emotional – that has resulted from the injury. “She’s tired, but she’s positive, and she’s embracing the future in a very positive way,” Viers said. “As you can imagine, with the pain and with the realization, every activity brings a new set of emotions. The nurses were very clear: Right now he Garrett Arnold needs to use all his emotions to get better.” Arnold is pastor of Living Hope Foursquare Church, where members of the church community are praying for his entire family as they face this life-changing event. “We appreciate everyone’s prayers,” Viers said. “The community has been so great.” The Arnolds’ three children – Brett, a junior at Coupeville High School, and Scott and Courtney, who are students at Azusa Pacific University in California – have been visiting and calling their dad as often as they can. “Scott and Courtney call daily and talk to him,” she said. “Those are really good times, when he can hear their voices.” “Brett comes out on weekends,” she said, adding that the family hopes to use Skype, an online live-video service, to transmit the Coupeville Wolves football games to Garrett’s hospital room so he can watch his son on the field. See PASTOR, page 7

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Michelle Rose and Donna Dunn of the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation show off two young dogs available for adoption through the WAIF animal shelter during the canine-themed Wag ‘n’ Walk event Saturday at Greenbank Farm. Kody, left, is a male boxer mix, and Allie, right, is a female Labrador retriever mix. Both dogs are about a year old.

Recycling ready to hit the curb By Nathan Whalen Staff Reporter

Environmentally conscious folks in Coupeville will soon have a new way to recycle. The town is several weeks away from finalizing an agreement with Island Disposal for a curbside recycling program. Mayor Nancy Conard said the town’s attorney and insurance company are currently reviewing the details of the proposed agreement. She didn’t have a figure yet on how much curbside recycling will cost the town and its residents. The agreement had been delayed because both sides wanted to see if any changes will be made to Island County’s tipping fees that could be considered in its annual review, Conard said. County Public Works Director Bill Oakes said there are no plans to increase those fees and he’ll talk with town officials and Island Disposal about the outlook for 2013.

Town officials have been working for years trying to implement a curbside program. They tried to work with Island Disposal and Island County to develop an island-wide program. But that effort stalled months ago and the town moved forward with its own proposal. The curbside recycling program is the latest of a series of environmental programs the town has implemented in recent years. Other programs include a project aimed at using reclaimed stormwater for irrigation on farms on Ebey’s Prairie and a law that allows properly outfitted electric golf carts to be driven on

streets within town limits. Conard said residents within town limits will be required to participate in the curbside recycling program. The reduction in the amount of trash could offset the costs homeowners may face with the recycling program. “There’s a great potential for people to reduce their garbage pickup,” Conard said. She added that residents could choose recycling pickups either every week or once a month. The Coupeville Town Council will talk about the recycling program during an upcoming meeting. Meetings takes place the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

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Street views to be added to Google Maps By Elisabeth Murray Staff Reporter

Sometime in the next few weeks, Coupeville will join the growing list of tourist destinations that are viewable online through the Google Maps Street View Partner Program. A Google crew will come to the historic waterfront town and film the streets from a specially outfitted car or trike. The car is outfitted with 15 camera lenses along with motion sensors to track its position. The trike – an adult-sized tricycle with a camera mounted between the rear two tires – allows for exploration of areas that vehicles can’t reach. The street-view images captured by Google’s equipment will give people considering a visit to Coupeville an opportunity to “tour” the town before they even set foot on Whidbey. That up-close glimpse of a vacation destination is just what Michigan resident Mark Steenbergh would have liked to check out before planning a trip to Whidbey Island. On a sunny August day,

Steenbergh and his family spent several hours wandering through the historic downtown, visiting shops along Front Street. “Coupeville is wonderful,” Steenbergh said. “My daughters were clamoring to come here. It’s so quaint.” Before heading to the Northwest for a family trip, Steenbergh logged onto the Internet to research the area. “I Googled everything I could Google,” he said. Once Google uploads the images and adds them to the “Street View,” people from all over the world will be able to explore Coupeville – virtually, at least. Just like a tourist strolling along Front Street, taking in the view of all the historic buildings and the scenic backdrop of Penn Cove, remote visitors will be able to direct the mapping site to spin and give them a 360-degree panoramic view. “This is really exciting,” said Lynda Eccles, Coupeville Chamber of Commerce executive director. “This could open a lot of doors as far as tourism. Any tourism business is good for the local economy.”

Eccles had contacted Google about a different marketing opportunity for the town, and was approached by the search giant with the idea of creating street views of the historic town – an opportunity that won’t cost the town or the chamber a dime. According to a Google spokeswoman who declined to be named, the company is committed to providing its users with the “richest, most up-to-date maps possible.” While the Google employees already knew that Coupeville was special, they have since learned through an e-mail exchange with Eccles that there are even more aspects to the secondoldest town in Washington that make it unique, including Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. “They were intrigued that there is so much here,” Eccles said. Elisabeth Murray photo

The Steenbergh family from Michigan visits Coupeville with family from Oak Harbor. Front left, Marisa and Chloe Steenbergh. Back left, Lisa Steenbergh, Mark Steenbergh, Cassidy Gurich, and Keith Gurich. Mark said that he researched as much about Coupeville online as he could, and likes the idea of the street views of Coupeville being added to Google Maps.

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Coupeville is already fairly well known as a destination, and is the subject of many memorable photographs as well as the focus of frequent articles related to tourism, she said. But the street-view images will help the local tourism industry reach potential visitors in a new way. They will be able to see a virtual Coupeville and decide that it is a place that they want to visit, she said. “When you go on Google and search and see unique places, you want to visit there,” Eccles said. The filming dates and exact locations have yet to be determined. The final filming route will be selected based on a variety of factors such as weather or driving conditions, the Google spokeswoman said. The company will do its best to get the imagery uploaded to Google Maps as quickly as possible, she said.

Credit card machines to dispense park passes By Nathan Whalen Staff Reporter

Buying a pass to visit state parks is getting easier. As part of a trial program, Washington State Parks introduced credit card machines for the sale of Discover Passes in the parking lots of 10 state parks, including three locations on Whidbey Island. The solar-powered credit card machines can be found at Fort Casey State Park and inDeception Pass State Park at the south bridge parking lot and at Cornet Bay. Jon Cummins, manager of the state parks on Central and South Whidbey Island, said that the new credit card machine has been accepted by park visitors. “To my knowledge, everyone here has had good suc-



cess with it,” Cummins said. Prior to the introduction of the credit card machines, people could stuff an envelope with cash or a check and put it into a locked box at the parking lot. Or they could also stop by the park office, which is sometimes locked when park staff are away tending to park needs. Currently people can only purchase the $10 day-use pass at the credit-card machines. Plans are in store to allow for the purchase of annual, $30 passes and for people to make a donation. The credit card machines were installed in late June. It cost the state parks $5,700 and an additional $300 for installation. Twelve machines have been placed at the 10 state parks.

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Sunnyside Cemetery tour brings history to life By Betty Freeman Staff Reporter

Everyone at Sunnyside Cemetery is buried facing the sunrise – all but Frank Pratt, whose grave faces the stunning scenery of Ebey’s Prairie, Admiralty Inlet and the Olympics. “Pratt was unique,” said local historian Roger Sherman, who will lead a tour of the historic cemetery at 11 a.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, as a fundraiser for the Island County Historical Museum. The hillside cemetery is one of the oldest extant cemeteries from Washington’s territorial days, and was once part of pioneer Isaac Ebey’s original donation land claim. Sherman’s family has farmed near the cemetery since 1896, and family members have been involved as caretakers and have served on the cemetery commission “for almost 100 years,” Sherman said. In 1921, his grandfather William Sherman was hired as the cemetery’s first caretaker – for a salary of $25. Roger Sherman knows this land and its inhabitants like old friends. “We’ve always lived next to the cemetery, and family members from both sides are buried here,” Sherman said. “This is where I’ll be buried,” he said matter-of-factly, pointing to a large granite marker bearing the Sherman name. At Sunnyside there are graves of pioneers, lighthouse keepers and sea captains, a few Native Americans and one Chinese servant, Ah Soot, who worked for the LeSourd family and was buried in 1925. Many have descendants still living on the island, with towns, lakes and roads named for them — Ebey,

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This mystery marker appeared recently in the Ebey family plot. Members of the Sunnyside Cemetery Commission do not know who placed it.

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Local historian Roger Sherman will lead a tour of Sunnyside Cemetery on Monday, Sept. 3. Here he stands by Isaac and Rebecca Ebey’s monument, one of the oldest graves in the cemetery. Crockett, Engle, Libbey, Hastie, Coupe and others. Established in 1865 with the burial of Isaac’s brother Winfield Ebey, the original 1.25 acre Sunnyside Cemetery was sold to the county for $1 by his sister, Mary Ebey Bozarth. In the Ebey plot, there are graves older than 1865, such as Rebecca Ebey’s, 1853, and Isaac Ebey’s, 1857, but they were exhumed and transferred to Sunnyside from another family gravesite. Isaac Ebey was the first settler to file a land claim on Whidbey Island. He talked his immediate and extended family into coming to Whidbey Island to farm, but within a few years they all had died here or moved away. A small, recently added “mystery marker” in the

Ebey plot states simply, “Karen & Kathryn, born 1939, Great-Granddaughters of Col. Isaac Ebey.” Sherman said the cemetery commission doesn’t have any information on Karen and Kathryn’s surname or who placed the marker. First stop on every tour is the historic 1855 blockhouse, where Sherman and his boyhood pals played “soldiers

Local historian Roger Sherman leads a tour of Sunnyside Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 3. Tickets are $5 at the Island County Historical Museum, 908 N.W. Alexander, Coupeville. Advance purchase is recommended. Call 360-678-3310.

and Indians.” Originally a log cabin, the blockhouse was fortified after Isaac Ebey was beheaded in 1857 by marauding Kake Indians from farther north, and restored in the 1930s by the now-defunct local club known as the Ladies of the Round Table. “I used to point my toy gun out the blockhouse window and pretend I was a soldier,” said Sherman. “We got



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told off for ‘desecrating sacred ground,’ but that didn’t stop us playing here.” Sherman has done several tours of Sunnyside over the years, and each time he varies the stops and the stories to keep the information fresh. This year he’ll add information about the Crockett family, who arrived on Whidbey Island via the Oregon Trail in 1851. Susan Crockett was a close friend of Rebecca Ebey and they traveled here on the same wagon train. Sherman also likes to tell the story of John Kellogg, a physician who had the foresight to buy cemetery plots to sell to families of patients

who didn’t respond to his medical treatments. Kellogg was nicknamed the “canoe doctor” because that was often his mode of transportation for making house calls. Over the years, there have been six parcels added to Sunnyside, keeping pace with Central Whidbey’s population growth. “The Clark family is an example of Whidbey Island then and now,” Sherman said, pointing to a tombstone. “They were with the military stationed at Fort Casey and they stayed. Mickey Clark was a wonderful historian, and Margaret Clark was my kindergarten teacher.” Sherman is still an avid student of Island history, and enjoys preparing for each annual cemetery tour. “Once you start looking into history, one thing leads to another,” he said. “This cemetery is a visual link between the living and the dead, and their stories should be remembered.” Tickets for the cemetery tour are $5 each, available through the Island County Historical Museum at 908 N.W. Alexander St., Coupeville. Call the museum at 360678-3310.

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Thanks for making Whidbey fair a success As the dust from the first-ever Whidbey Island Area Fair settles in the arena, the vendor tents vanish and the barns empty, thanks are due to the many, many folks who made our 88th fair a success. By whatever name, our fair is a place for friends, neighbors and complete strangers to congregate, chat, gorge themselves on uniquely-fair food, enjoy the weather, the animals, the kids, live entertainment. The pervasive atmosphere that reflects our community talents, output and energy. The odor of barbecue smoke wafting through the fairgrounds didn’t hurt, either. Island County Fair Association volunteers are simply too numerous to count, and are integral to the fair. No volunteers? No parade on Saturday, no ticket sellers at the gate, no Fiddle Faddle Farm activities, no still-life exhibits, no animals, no log show, no 4H livestock sale – and the list is endless. Special thanks are due to Island Thrift in Oak Harbor for contributing the premium money awarded to our exhibitors this year. Les Schwab Tire Centers, Whidbey Coffee and Nichols Brothers Boat Builders also made donations for which we are grateful, and many of our island businesses and citizens gave inkind and monetary contributions that helped to improve the fair experience for all. 2012 FAIRtastic is history. Please share your impressions and help us improve next year’s fair by taking our brief survey at There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer. We can always use more! – Sandey Brandon Whidbey Island Area Fair Administrator

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Coupeville crafts emergency-response plan The earth shakes. Walls buckle as the ground heaves and shudders. Buildings collapse, crushing the contents inside and trapping people in surroundings that were once familiar but are now jumbled and disorienting. Frantic, loved ones search for one another, hoping, praying, believing that everyone has escaped the rubble unscathed. Central Whidbey residents may believe such a disaster is unlikely. But the town is in the middle of an earthquake zone – and our part of Washington is about due for the next big one to strike. A structure-damaging quake rating higher than 7 on the Richter scale typically hits about once every 300 to 500 years. The last one struck 312 years ago.

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Into this mix of destruction and disorder step first responders and volunteers, providing some sort of order in the ensuing chaos. In the best-case scenario, they follow a comprehensive emergency-response plan crafted and implemented by town officials that is designed to minimize loss of life and damage to property. The Town of Coupeville is currently working on creating its own road map for handling a disaster. It will provide a framework for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergencies. The plan will help ensure that the town’s elected officials and employees in leadership positions – as well as trained volunteers – know who to call, where to go and what to do. Even a town of 1,831 needs a comprehensive plan, said Eve Parrish, the town’s

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After 9 years, Huden gets 80 The man who planned and carried out a murder on a secluded South Whidbey road at Christmastime nine years ago finally faced justice in a courtroom Aug. 21. James Huden sat stonefaced during the sentencing hearing in Island County Superior Court as the judge handed down an exceptional sentence of 80 years, virtually guaranteeing that the 55-yearold will die in prison. Following a trial in July, a jury found Huden guilty of first-degree murder while armed with a firearm, plus an aggravating factor that allows the judge to impose an exceptional sentence beyond the standard range. Namely, the jury found that Douglas was particularly vulnerable because he was unsuspecting and seat-belted in his car when he was shot between the eyes. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks asked the judge to impose the exceptional sentence, which is two and a half times the top of the standard sentencing range. He stared without emotion as family members of the victim, 32-year-old Russel Douglas, addressed him and explained how his murderous act changed their lives. He was silent as they pleaded with him to explain why he committed the murder and to name who else was involved.

Huden’s alleged accomplice, former beauty queen Peggy Sue Thomas, has also been charged with murder for allegedly luring Douglas to Wahl Road in Freeland with the promise of a “gift” for his wife. She is scheduled to go to trial in November. Banks said that Huden has done nothing to warrant mercy. The prosecutor offered him a plea bargain in exchange for information about the crime, but he refused to cooperate. Banks explained that his reasoning for recommending 80 years was based on Douglas’ two children and the assumption that he would have lived 40 years longer if it wasn’t for Huden’s actions. Douglas’ sister, Holly Frasco, wept as she spoke about how Huden stole her brother from her with a single shot that was fired on Dec. 26, 2003. It was her birthday. “There can no longer be a celebration of my life without the harsh reality that Russ is no longer with us,” she said, asking the judge to ensure that Huden never gets out of prison. “I was there to give him his first hug but I can never do that again,” his mother, Gail Oneal, said as she faced Huden, “and I was not there to give him his last hug.” She spoke about how Douglas had been in a toxic relationship with his wife, but had been learning to be a better father when his life was

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Convicted murderer James Huden listens as Gail Oneal addresses him during his sentencing last week. Huden murdered her son, Russel Douglas, on a rural South Whidbey road nine years ago. cut short. “In one split second you pulled the trigger and you killed Russ,” she added. “And you changed our lives and futures forever.” Douglas’ father and brother, Jim and Matthew Douglas, participated from California through Skype, which was broadcast in the courtroom. Matthew Douglas spoke about his brother’s and his own service in the military and the cruel irony that his brother should die so senselessly. “As I serve to preserve the health of our American service members in fighting our nation’s conflicts, I know there is no disease and no enemy that represents the same malice as you,” he said. Jim Douglas described


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The pizza-joint owner from Greenbank who is accused of killing his wife and hiding her body in a tarp was arraignedl ast week. Robert “Al” Baker, 62, pleaded not guilty Aug. 20 in Island County Superior Court to the first-degree murder of his wife, 53-yearold 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 tied up in court. On 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. A detective’s report 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 tarpwrapped body was in a ravine behind 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 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. 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 married in 2007 and aren’t believed to have any children. They both worked at a research station in Antarctica.

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how his son had been working on building a better life and was truly learning the joys of being a father when his life was taken away from him. They had made plans to take his children on trips to the same places he had taken Douglas as a youngster. Douglas’ stepfather, Bob Oneal, summed up the frustration of family members over the unanswered questions. “I’m going to miss my son,” he said, addressing Huden. “I just don’t understand why he is dead. Because, for God’s sake, you didn’t even know him. “Did you ever investigate anything about him?” he asked. “Did you ever ask to find out anything about who you were killing?”

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and raped his estranged girlfriend will likely be going away for more than 16 years. In Island County Superior Court Aug. 20, George Downey pleaded guilty to first-degree rape, seconddegree kidnapping, residential burglary, second-degree burglary, felony violation of a court order and a gross misdemeanor violation of a court order. The pleas were a part of a plea agreement. 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. The string of crimes happened March 16 and began when Downey abducted his estranged girlfriend and their 4-year-old boy from a home near Freeland. After driving to a different location, he broke into a vacant home and raped the woman inside. He then continued driving north with the woman and child in his car. He threatened to kill himself and the victims by driving off Deception Pass Bridge and later threatened to drive off the Coupeville Wharf. Island County Sheriff’s deputies eventually pulled over Downey’s Jeep on Hwy. 20 near Coupeville, saving the woman and child.

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Shift in plans for forest ownership Island County officials and Whidbey Camano Land Trust staff say they will pursue a slightly different ownership strategy for the Trillium Community Forest, located just north of Freeland. The Land Trust will remain the landowner and the county will acquire a restrictive conservation easement on the property. The Trillium Community Forest, over a square mile of contiguous forest providing non-motorized recreation on an established trail system, was acquired and preserved from development by the Land Trust with broad community support. Visitors will see no change on the ground; the area remains open for walking, mountain biking, equestrian and nature enjoyment purposes. Originally, the idea was that the county would ac-

quire the property from the Land Trust, which would hold the restrictive conservation easement. However, as the steering committee worked on the draft management plan for the Forest, both the Land Trust and Island County came to recognize there was more management work and oversight required than they originally envisioned. The partners agreed the county Parks Department was not in a financial situation to take on fee ownership at this point in time, even with financial support from the Land Trust. “This new ownership strategy is the best way to ensure the Trillium Community Forest is protected and kept natural, and open for appropriate recreational users,” county Public Works Director Bill Oakes said in a press release. “The county and Land Trust will con-

tinue to work together to promote what is in the best interest of the Community Forest and community.” As an example of this continued collaboration, Land Trust Executive Director Pat Powell said, “We recently collaborated on submitting two state grant proposals that will increase public access to the Community Forest. The grants, if secured, will provide funds to acquire and develop a safely located parking lot for horse trailers and larger vehicles, and a new parking area and trail system where people with mobility impairment can more easily be outside in nature.” A meeting will be scheduled in the next few months for the public to review and comment on the draft management plan. To learn more about the Trillium Community Forest, visit

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Garrett’s recovery will take time, and while wellwishers are invited to send cards and flowers, for now only family members are allowed to visit. Viers said family is celebrating each small victory in Garrett’s recovery. “He was sitting up in a wheelchair for four hours yesterday, which exceeded the doctor’s expectations,” she said. “They were hoping for an hour.” The family eventually will have to make changes in their home – and in their lives – to accommodate Garrett’s wheelchair, Viers said. “We’re working really hard to look forward,” she said. “One of the therapists said we need to embrace everything that Garrett can

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do now, since the accident, and not think about what he could do before. We just keep reminding ourselves of what he can do, and that he is moving forward.” A benefit concert, dance and silent auction has been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 7 at the CPO Club Ballroom in Oak Harbor. The silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m. Coupeville band Johnny Bulldog, which is led by former Creedence Clearwater Revival band member John Tristao, is performing at no charge so that all money from ticket sales can go toward Garrett Arnold’s health expenses. The performance

begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 at Bayleaf, Branch Business Services, Ciao, Living Hope Church and Peoples Bank. Donations can be made to an account at Peoples Bank. Eventually, the family will have to remodel their house to make room for his wheelchair, Viers said. But for now, the most important thing is prayers, love and support. “We don’t want anyone to feel discouraged,” she said. “It will take a lot of work, and a lot of help, but we are all feeling very hopeful.

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Would-be shooter ends up pleading not guilty By Jessie Stensland Staff Reporter

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 killing “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 him. He was armed with a sawedoff 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



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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, looking for someone to shoot. and his friend walking on Main Street. Guerro didn’t have the weapon, but led deputies to where he’d hidden it in bushes near the library. The deputies found the backpack containing a sawed-off .410 shotgun with the stock removed. 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 tape 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 lifted a court order to allow Guerro’s mother to visit him in jail.

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Beached shark draws researchers’ interest By Elisabeth Murray Staff Reporter

The gleaming eye of the dead animal washed up on the beach caught the attention of the marine mammal stranding volunteer. The vivid, aqua-green circle was unlike like the eye of a harbor porpoise, seal, whale or any other marine mammal. Coupeville resident Sandy Dubpernell – a volunteer with the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network – realized the creature was a shark. And while most shark species have five gill slits, this one was different; it had six gill slits.

The stranding network does not usually respond to calls dealing with strandings of fish or other non-mammal species. But Dubpernell was happy to volunteer her time to investigate this unusual discovery of a six-gill shark. She had received the call about the ravaged carcass that local resident said had been damaged by youths who had been playing around with it. When Dubpernell arrived, she found a large piece of driftwood shoved through the dead shark’s mouth and out through a gaping wound in its side. According to Jeff Christiansen, biologist with the

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Washed up on the beach at Admirals Cove, this dead six-gill shark was damaged by youths who jammed a driftwood log into its mouth. Researchers want to collect tissue samples from the carcasses of this fish species in order to learn more about it.

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related – an extended family estimated at about 8,000 adult sharks. The six-gill shark is more commonly found cruising the ocean’s depths, but researchers have tagged a number of the creatures so they are able to learn more about these fish. The seven-foot, fourinch long shark that washed ashore on Whidbey Island

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was a juvenile. Although its gender could not be determined, adult male was ruled out. The dead fish had undeveloped reproductive organs and was either a female or a young, immature male. Female six-gills can grow as large as 14 feet long; the smaller males grow as long as 10 feet. Their large size makes them one of the world’s top 10 largest predatory sharks. But this species is no threat to humans and, like all sharks, plays an essential role in marine ecosystems. As top-level predators, sharks shape food webs and the loss of such predators has proven to have profound effects on the number and diversity of other species. Humans, however, are a threat to them. It is reported that in just three years (2006 to 2009), 1,341 six-gills were killed as by-catch in longline fisheries. With shark populations on the decline around the world due to over-fishing, Washington state prohibits fishing for six gills. And while this shark stranding is an unusual occurrence for Whidbey Island, Christiansen said immature sharks sometimes wash up on beaches during crabbing season in the Puget Sound region. “Even the smaller juveniles are powerful creatures capable of breaking into crab traps,” Christiansen said. But gulping down the Vexar bait pouch – a plastic mesh material – often used in the traps can lead to internal damage that ultimately results the predator’s demise. An animal autopsy, a necropsy, of the Admirals Cove shark was not conducted before the carcass floated

away, so its cause of death is unknown. A necropsy would have determined if the bait pouch was still lodged inside the animal. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is currently monitoring the numbers of six-gill sharks that die as a result of ingesting this type of bait, Christiansen said. If the numbers grow, they may require gear modifications or impose restrictions to prevent more six-gill deaths, he said. Dubpernell said that if she encounters one of these specimens again, she is prepared to put to work the dissection skills she has gained from responding to marine-mammal strandings. “I have done a lot of porpoise necropsies before,” she said. After consulting with Christiansen at the aquarium following the shark’s discovery, Dubpernell said she now knows what to check for. The body of the Admirals Cove shark washed out with the tide, but it may not be the last time that Whidbey Island residents encounter this particular carcass. As the body decomposes, gas will fill the body cavity and the dead shark will rise to the surface – where it could return to the shore. That would be good news for scientists who want to learn more about the health of the waters surrounding the Puget Sound. Christiansen said he would like to get a tissue sample, and would be willing to send someone up to Whidbey to collect it. The other option is to find some intrepid volunteer to do the job. “If we can’t send someone up, we can give information over the phone on what to do,” Christiansen said. Beachcombers, fishers, divers and anyone else who might spot a six-gill shark, dead or alive, should contact the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife at 360-902-2200 or the Seattle Aquarium at 206-386-4379. An online reporting form is also available at aspx?pid=1100.

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Special homes needed for special-needs pets By Elisabeth Murray Staff Reporter

Discovered wandering, hungry and disoriented, a 10-year-old Labrador-sized white Australian shepherd mix was picked up last fall as a stray by the Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF). In many ways, Sally was a typical stray, except that she also is deaf and can see only shadows. Sally is among a number of pets with special needs that end up at shelters managed by WAIF, which has the contract with Island County to care for stray or impounded domestic animals. More than 1,000 animals were taken to WAIF shelters last year, shelter Manager Shari Bibich said. That figure includes pets that have been temporarily misplaced and reclaimed by their owners. As many as 25 percent of the animals that arrive at WAIF shelters have special needs because they have a disability, require special diets to remain healthy or are senior animals needing extra care, Bibich said. Such animals are cared for until they are adopted. “We don’t euthanize for space,” said Bibich, adding that WAIF’s mission is to help all animals taken to the

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Sally, a blind and deaf Australian shepherd mix, was found hungry and disoriented when she was picked up as a stray. Foster home founder Yvonne Devereaux says the playful, friendly dog has no idea she is considered “special-needs” pet. shelter find loving homes – even animals such as Sally that might be hard to place because of a disability. But finding the right match can be a challenge. For example, Sally has already experienced two unsuccessful adoptions. The shelter looks for people who will adapt their lives to these animals’ special needs and who have the time and patience and creative capacity to work with a pet that doesn’t respond to typical

visual or verbal cues. Sally’s first adoption ended after only one night in her new home. Her new owner decided that her home would not be a good fit for Sally because she barked at the cats and had difficulty adjusting to the two other dogs in residence. The woman had cared for a blind and deaf dog before, but quickly determined that her home would be too busy for Sally. Sally stayed in her second

home for about two weeks and was returned to the shelter because her new owners said she was not housebroken. At the time Sally was staying with them, the family had been dog sitting for another canine. Since moving into her new foster home, however, Sally consistently waits to go outside to relieve herself, Bibich said. Prospective owners fill out an application for all pet adoptions through WAIF and receive additional coun-

seling regarding the challenges of caring for a specialneeds animal. The shelter advises some people against adopting a special-needs pet, especially people who do not have the time needed to work with this type of animal or are looking for a dog that can run free in an off-leash park. A blind and deaf dog such as Sally must remain leashed when in unfamiliar surroundings, Bibich said. “We steer them to other animals,” Bibich said. The organization tries to find potential pet owners who will cue into senses that deaf and blind dogs rely on, such as scent and touch. “The dog can still sense movement and feel vibrations,” said Laurie Cecil, owner of Laurie’s Warm Fuzzies Mobile Grooming and Dog Training. “You can stomp your foot to get its attention.” Some individuals request a special-needs animal, while others fall in love with one after they visit the shelter to choose a pet, Bibich said. The shelter advertises the animals on their website. While there are challenges to caring for a special-needs animal, especially at first, it’s also very rewarding, Bibich said. “They have so much love

to give,” said Bibich, explaining their bond to their caregiver. “When you pet Sally, you felt love.” After waiting on Whidbey for a new home for several months, Sally was moved to a foster home through the Lady’s Hope Dog Rescue in King County. Sally is doing very well, said Susan Hartland, a board member for the organization who is serving as Sally’s “foster mom.” Lady’s Hope’s mission is to find loving and responsible permanent homes for unwanted, neglected and abused dogs, founder Yvonne Devereaux said. “I have taken in and placed several dogs who have unique circumstances and are essentially deemed ‘unadoptable,’” Devereaux said. Devereaux said that she was concerned about Sally because the dog had been at the shelter for so long – a situation that is very stressful for the animal. But at her new home, like any other dog, she runs and plays. It is difficult to tell that she is deaf and blind, Devereaux said. “Sally does not realize that she has what is considered a disability. She is sweet, loving and playful,” Devereaux said. “She loves to play with all of her stuffed animals.”

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6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. Free. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. 360-678-1347. Oak Harbor Music and Jazz Festival, 6-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31; 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, historic downtown Oak Harbor. Free. Donations accepted to benefit the Blue Fox Drive In’s conversion to digital format. 850-485-4256; Labor Day Weekend Music at Blooms, 3-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, Blooms Winery Taste for Wine and Art, 5603 Bayview Road, Langley. Jazz with Mr. Six on Saturday, fun faves from the 60s with Al Benson on Sunday. Free. 360-321-0515;; Woodpalooza & WICA Exhibition, noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 1-Monday, Sept. 3. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Free. Annual show of Whidbey’s finest woodwork. 360-678-1347; garyand DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel, 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, Grigware Hall, Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland. Sponsored by Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County. Required by


local driving instructors. Free. 360-672-8219; Winer yRocks! Summer concert series, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, Whidbey Island Winery, 5237 Langley Rd., Langley. Featuring Spoonshine, roots, rock and Americana. Tickets: $20 (includes glass of wine for 21 and older); $18 Wine Club members; $15 10-20 years old; 10 and under free; Reservations: 360-221-2040.

Let that light shine South Whidbey High School student Scotty Campbell puts out sparks as Archie Nichols, of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, drills holes inside the new lantern house for Admiralty Head Lighthouse in preparation for installation Aug. 23. Students and teachers from all three Whidbey high schools built the lantern house over the past two years with help from Nichols and other volunteers. A dedication ceremony for the new lantern house is set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the lighthouse at Fort Casey State Park, 1280 South Engle Road, Coupeville.

PBY Open House, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, Aviation History Center, Building 12, Seaplane Base, Oak Harbor. Free tours offered of WWII patrol aircraft. 360-240-9500. Heritage Tour, 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, Sunnyside Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Coupeville. Historian and pioneer descendant Roger Sherman leads. Tickets $5 at Island County Historical Museum, 908 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. 360-678-3310; South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2812 Thompson Road off Highway 525. Guitar artist Quinn Fitzpatrick will perform. No space fee for vendors, just sales commission. 360-341-4456; market@ Wednesday Nights with the Stars, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St., Coupeville. Adults and teens can watch “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close,” rated PG-13. Free. 360-678-4911; Hunter Education Class, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 to Friday, Sept. 7; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 8. Register at 360-914-0354 or 360-9692440. Must register with state as well at

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ing. Greenbank Garden Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, Greenbank Progressive Clubhouse, Bakken and Firehouse roads, Greenbank. Program: Your Season Floral Ideas by guest speaker Eileen Oldham. Free. 360-579-5880. Friends of the Coupeville Library Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, Coupeville Library 788 N.W. Alexander St., Coupeville. Free. Bring a potluck dish to share. 360678-4911; Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47, 7 p.m. Thurs-

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day, Sept. 6, Island County Resource Center, corner of Whidbey Avenue and Regatta Drive. Free. 360-257-4801 First Friday Artist Reception, 5-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, Artworks Gallery, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. See the black and white film photography of John Olsen. Free. 360-2223010; Opening Reception, 5-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7, Rob Schouten Gallery, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. Paintings by Wendy Wees, handblown glass by Robert Adamson and Janis Swalwell. Music by Muse and Eye. 360-222-3070; Shifty Sailors in Concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, Coupeville High School Peforming Arts Center. Guest appearance by world-renowned sea shanty singer Tom Lewis. Tickets are $10; children admitted free. Call 360-678-5019.

Emily Felt will speak. Guests welcome. Free. Great Oak Harbor Giveaway, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, VFW Post Hall, 3037 Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. All are welcome to take what they need, whether they have something to trade or not. Clothes and household items in clean, useable condition. 360-675-2338. Whidbey Adventure Swim, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, Seawall Park, Langley. Two open water swims in Saratoga Passage. Mandatory meeting for swimmers 9:30 a.m. Entry fee $40; $50 race day. Sponsored by South Whidbey Masters Swim Team. info@ Dedication of Admiralty Head Lighthouse lantern house, 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, Fort Casey State Park, 1280 S. Engle Road, Coupeville. Honoring students from all three Whidbey Island high schools who helped build a new lantern house for this historic land-


Daughters of Norway, 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clinton.

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Poets capture magic of island life “Island life has its own music and imagery,” says Clinton resident Sheryl Clough, editor and publisher of a new poetry anthology, “Surrounded: Living With Islands.” “I really dig Whidbey Island,” Clough said with a smile. “You can hardly go a mile here without wanting to stop and write a poem.” Poetry is a special love for Clough, who thoroughly enjoyed the process of collecting and editing the poetry submitted for the book. She sent out requests for submissions through a variety of writer’s magazines, and poets from all over the country responded. The anthology was published by Clough in May through her company, Write Wing Publishing. She has worked as a paralegal, naturalist, whitewater river guide, Upward Bound teacher and instructor of composition and literature at Highline College. She left a law firm job in 2009 to move to Whidbey Island, where she launched her tiny publishing business as an “umbrella” for her writing, editing, research and proofreading services. “Write Wing is my way

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She’s lived on Whidbey for 14 years, but said her ties to the Island “go way back to my grandmother, who grew up in a house next to the big rock in Coupeville.” Edstrom says it was an honor to be in the book. “It’s a lovely collection, beautifully done. Sheryl was very thoughtful in the way she handled the poets’ work,” Edstrom said. Edstrom gets her inspiration from observing nature close to home. “You look at things differently when you’re a poet,” she said. “You get to live life twice, in the moment, and then re-experience it in a poem.” In her poem, “How Many Fathoms,” Edstrom captures a moment observed from her home on Admiralty Inlet: Here a red-tailed hawk ignites a flame of sunlight and herons hunker in the fields. Copies of “Surrounded: Living With Islands” are available at Anchor Books in Clinton, or order directly through Sheryl Clough at 360-632-5063, for $12 plus $2 shipping. Another outlet is the online eStore,

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Editor Sheryl Clough and Coupeville poet Lois Parker Edstrom display copies of the new book, “Surrounded: Living With Islands,” published by Clough’s local publishing house, Write Wing Publishing. of staying independent and able to take on interesting projects,” Clough said. “Surrounded is our first book.” Whidbey Island poets Teresa McIlhenny of Langley, who also writes fiction, and prize-winning poet Lois Parker Edstrom of Coupeville are featured in the book; along with Bellingham poet Sheila Nickerson, former poet lau-

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reate of Alaska; and Henry Hughes of Oregon, winner of the first Write Wing Publishing poetry prize.

Lois Parker Edstrom of Coupeville took up poetry after raising her family and retiring as a registered nurse.

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MULTI FAMILY/ Neighborhood Sale. Saturday and Sunday, September 1st and 2nd, 9am to 1pm. Rain or Shine. F u r n i t u r e , Ta b l e s , Chairs, Bistro Table and Stools, Buffet, Chaise Lounges, Pictures, Frames, Books, Games, E xe r c i s e E q u i p m e n t , L a m p s, H o m e D e c o r, Built-In Oven and Microwave, Pa n s, R a ck s, S c u b a G e a r, Fa u c e t , Sander, VCR/ DVD Conv e r t e r, M u c h , M u c h More!!! 1065 Olson Road, off Van Dam and One Home off West Beach Road, Coupeville Look for Signs! Freeland

GARAGE AND STUFF sale. September 1st and 2nd; Saturday 9am-3pm, Sunday 9am til we want to quit. Fishing & camping stuff, books, laser disc player, bee keeping kit, milk glass, restaurant ware, collectibles, craft and holiday items, lots of other great stuff. Bush Point Road & Vista Dr., watch for signs. FREELAND

B A B Y C L OT H E S a n d Supplies, Dining Table, Chairs and Crib, Kitche n w a r e s , M e n ’s a n d Women’s Clothing. 1905 Island View Road, West B e a c h . S a t u r d ay a n d Sunday, September 1st and 2nd, 9am to 4pm. OAK HARBOR

GARAGE SALE!!! Bunk beds, bookcases, file cabinets, office chair, & other fur niture. Scuba gear, shop vacuum, leaf blower, floor scrubber/ polisher, garden items, tools and other stuff! Saturday, September 1 st from 9am - 3pm at 1490 SE Pioneer Way. Oak Harbor

MOVING SALE - August 31st & Sept. 1st, 9am to 6pm. Shop tools, furnit u r e, s o m e a n t i q u e s, mountain man stuff, bike & bike parts, Xbox & ps2 with games and memory cards, small stereo system, lawn mower and weed eater, flower pots, g a r d e n t o o l s, l o t s o f misc. stuff. 4707 Park Acres Drive, off of Troxell. 360-675-7875 Oak Harbor

M U LT I H O M E B l o c k Garage Sale. Saturday, September 1st, 8am to 1pm. Furniture, Clothes, Toys, Books, Boys Car Bed. 22 SW Eston Court, Oak Harbor. From Whidbey Avenue, tur n o n t o D i s c o v e r, t h e n Right onto 1st, then Right onto Eston and Sale will be at end of cul-de-sac. Look for the Signs! WE BUY BOOKS! Do you have books to sell? Wind and Tide Bookshop will buy your used books. 360-675-1342

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LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on the 7th day of September, 2012, at the hour of 10:00 a.m. at THE MAIN ENT R A N C E TO C I T Y HALL, 865 SE BARRINGTON DRIVE in the City of Oak Harbor, State of Washington sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Island, State of Washington, to wit (the “Property”): Lot 1 of Island County Shor t Plat No. 86-06.4.23117.015.214 , as approved February 9, 1988, and recorded February 12, 1988, in Vo l u m e 2 , o f S h o r t Plats, page 151, under Au d i t o r ’s F i l e N o. 88001658, records of Island County, Washington; being a portion of Government Lot 4 of Section 17, Township 31 Nor th, Range 2 East of the Willamette Meridian, Island County, Washington. Situate in the County of Island, State of Washington. Commonly known as: 1185 Susan Street, Coupeville, WA 98239, Tax Parcel No. R23117-019-2140. This address is provided for reference purposes only and in no way limits or expands the property legally des c r i b e d a b o ve . A n y terms used in this description that are not defined herein shall be defined as those are defined in the Deed of Trust. The Property is subject to that certain Deed of Tr ust dated February 23, 2009, recorded Februar y 27, 2009, under Island County Auditor’s File No. 4245428, records o f I s l a n d C o u n t y, Washington, from E. Chr istopher Outlund and Haida S. Carr-Outlund, husband and wife as Grantor, to Stewart Title of Island County, as Original Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Peoples Bank, as Beneficiary. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation

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secured by the Deed of provided by statute. Trust. The sale will be made without warranty, exIII. press or implied, rethe default(s) for which garding title, possest h i s f o r e c l o s u r e i s sion, or encumbrances made is/are as follows: on the 7th day of SepCurrently Due to Rein- t e m b e r, 2 0 1 2 . T h e state on June 4, 2012 default(s) referred to in Failure to pay when paragraph III must be d u e t h e f o l l o w i n g cured by the 27th day a m o u n t s w h i c h a r e of August, 2012 (11 now in arrears: AR- days before the sale R E A R A G E S ( a ) date) to cause a disM o n t h l y Pay m e n t s continuance of the from September 2011 sale. The sale will be t o M a y 2 0 1 2 : discontinued and ter$17,949.86 (b) Late minated if at any time Charges from Septem- on or before the 27th ber 2011 to May 2012: day of August, 2012 $988.52 Total arrear- (11 days before the a g e s : $ 1 8 , 9 3 8 . 3 8 sale date), the deC O S T S A N D fault(s) as set forth in FEES (a) p a ra gra p h I I I i s / a r e T r u s t e e ’ s F e e s : cured and the Tr us$1,000.00 (b) Attor- tee’s fees and costs ney’s Fees: $800.00 a r e p a i d . T h e s a l e ( c ) T i t l e r e p o r t : may be terminated any $1,630.50 (d) Record- time after the 27th day ing Fees: $66.00 (e) of August, 2012 (11 Serving/Posting of No- days before the sale tices: $100.00 (f) Post- date), and before the age/Copying expense: sale by the Borrower, $93.00 (g) Collection Grantor, any GuaranCosts:$176.00 Total tor, or the holder of any c o s t s a n d f e e s : recorded junior lien or $ 3 , 8 6 5 . 5 0 T O TA L encumbrance paying C O S T S A N D A R - the entire principal and R E A R AG E S A S O F interest secured by the J U N E 4 , 2 0 1 2 : D e e d o f Tr u s t , p l u s $22,803.88 costs, fees, and advances, if any, made IV. pursuant to the terms The sum owing on the of the obligation and/or obligation secured by Deed of Trust, and curthe Deed of Trust is: ing all other defaults. Principal $530,000.00 together with interest VI. as provided in the Note A written notice of deor other instrument se- fault was transmitted cured from the 18th by the Beneficiary or day of July, 2011, and Trustee to the Borrowsuch other costs and er and Grantor at the fees as are due under following address(es): the Note or other in- Earl Christopher Outstrument secured, and l u n d 1 1 8 5 S u s a n a s a r e p r o v i d e d by Street Coupeville, WA statute. Of course, as 98239-4050; Haida S. time passes other pay- Carr-Outlund 1185 Sum e n t s m ay b e c o m e san Street Coupeville, due, and any fur ther WA 98239-4050; Earl payments coming due Chr istopher Outlund and any additional late 501 Country Hill Lane charges must be add- N E , A p t . # 4 C e d a r ed to your reinstating Rapids, IA 5402-8348; payment. Any new de- Haida S. Carr-Outlund fa u l t s n o t i nvo l v i n g 501 Country Hill Lane payment of money that N E , A p t . # 4 C e d a r occur after the date of Rapids, IA 5402-8348; this notice must also Earl Christopher Outbe cured in order to ef- lund 1213 Millstream fect reinstatement. In R o a d V i c t o r i a , B C, a d d i t i o n , b e c a u s e V9B 6J3 Canada; Haisome of the charges d a S. C a r r - O u t l u n d can only be estimated 1213 Millstream Road at this time, and be- Victoria, BC, V9B 6J3 cause the amount nec- Canada by both first essary to reinstate may class and certified mail include presently un- o n t h e 1 9 t h d ay o f k n ow n ex p e n d i t u r e s April, 2012, proof of required to preser ve which is in the possesthe property or to com- sion of the Tr ustee; ply with state or local and on the 21st of April law, it will be neces- 2012 the Borrower and sary for you to contact Grantor were personalthe Trustee before the ly served with said writtime you tender rein- ten notice of default or statement so that you the written notice of may be advised of the default was posted in a exact amount you will conspicuous place on b e r e q u i r e d t o p ay. the real proper ty deTender of payment or scribed in paragraph I performance must be above, and the Trustee m a d e i n t h e f u l l has possession of a m o u n t by c e r t i f i e d proof of such service funds or cash equiva- or posting. lent to: Amber Olson Pe o p l e s B a n k 3 1 0 0 VII. Woburn Street Belling- T h e Tr u s t e e w h o s e ham, WA 98226 Email: name and address are A m b e r. O l s o n @ p e o - set forth below will Fax vide in writing to anyN o : ( 3 6 0 ) 7 1 5 - 4 2 2 1 one requesting it, a Phone: (360) 715-4213 statement of all costs and fees due at any V. time prior to the sale. The above-described real proper ty will be VIII. sold to satisfy the exThe effect of the sale pense of sale and the will be to deprive the obligation secured by Grantor and all those the Deed of Trust as

LEGAL NOTICES who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property.


LEGAL NO. 412313 Published: The Whidbey Examiner August 9, 30, 2012

LEGAL NOTICE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING In the matter of proposed vacation of County road right of w ay d e s i g n a t e d a s Jodhpurs Drive located in the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of Section 31, Tow n s h i p 3 2 N o r t h , Range 1 East, W.M., Island County Washington. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, by the Board of County Commissioners of Island C o u n t y, Wa s h i n g t o n that they have set September 10th, 2012 at

WA 98239; deliver to 6th & Main Street, C o u p ev i l l e, WA b e tween 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; by F A X t o (360) 679-7306. .


Sealed bids will be received by the Island County Auditor in the Cour thouse Administration Building, attention Michele Tefft, at 1 N.E. Seventh Street, ( P. O . B o x 5 0 0 0 ) , Coupeville, WashingTo request notice of ton 98239, until 12:30 hearings, or receive a P.M., September 13, copy of the decision or 2012 for the following: final threshold determination or appeal proce2012 UPS dures, mail your written INSTALLATION & request to the before LEFT-TURN mentioned address. PHASING MODIFICATIONS LEGAL NO. 418024 WHIDBEY & Published: The CAMANO ISLANDS W h i d b e y E x a m i n e r. CRP 11-01/JO August 30, 2012 #00972-0003 Federal Aid Project No. HSIP-000S(279) BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Project Description: Island County, Washington This project will install uninterruptable power Persons requiring auxsupply systems at iliary aids/services three signalized intershould call Island sections; two on WhidNOTICE OF County Human Rebey Island and one on APPLICATION sources, 679-7372, Camano Island and 629-4522 ext. 7372, or 3 2 1 - 5 1 1 1 ex t . 7 3 7 2 Island County has re- modify the left turn traf(Use whichever num- ceived the following fic signal phasing at ber is applicable for applications for review. o n e i n t e r s e c t i o n o n the area) at least 24 This may be the only Whidbey Island as part of the County Road h o u r s p r i o r t o t h e time to comment. Safety Improvements meeting. File Number: 2 2 0 / 1 2 Program. PLA LEGAL NO. 412752 ENGINEER’S ESTIPublished: The $40,000 Applicant: T e r e s a MATE Whidbey Examiner Crosby, Ming Chow & $50,000 August 23, 30, 2012 Lynne Evans FEDERAL AID PROProposal: Alteration of JECT SHP 495/95 to change Island County, in accordance with Title VI access location. of the Civil Rights Act Location: R 3 2 9 1 2 - of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 5 0 1 - 0 0 9 0 , R 3 2 9 1 2 - 4 2 U. S. C. 2 0 0 0 d t o 483-0090 & R32912- 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regu483-0370, Langley NOTICE OF lations, Department of APPLICATION Staff Contact: K y l a Transportation subtitle W a l t e r s , k . w a l - A, Office of the SecreIsland County has re- tary, Part 21, nondisceived the following crimination in federally applications for review. F I L E S AVA I L A B L E assisted programs of This may be the only FOR REVIEW: The t h e D e p a r t m e n t o f time to comment. application files are Transportation issued available for inspection pursuant to the such File Number: 2 2 9 / 1 2 and copies will be pro- Act, hereby notifies all SPR vided at the cost of re- bidders that it will affirproduction in a timely matively insure that in File Number: 2 2 9 / 1 2 manner. any contract entered SPR into pursuant to this PUBLIC COMMENTS: advertisement, disadApplicant: H o u s i n g must be received by vantaged business enAu t h o r i t y o f I s l a n d 4:30 p.m. on Septem- terprises, as defined at County ber 30, 2012 mail to 49 CFR Part 26, will be Island County Commu- afforded full opportuProposal: P r o p o s e d nity Development, P.O. nity to submit bids in 2 6 u n i t mu l t i - fa m i l y Box 5000, Coupeville, response to this invitahousing with associat- WA 98239; deliver to tion and will not be dised office, laundr y, & 6 t h & M a i n S t r e e t , criminated against on parking for 41 vehicles. C o u p ev i l l e, WA b e - the grounds of race, Parcel is located in or tween 8:00 a.m. and color, or national origin near: a wetland, steep 4 : 3 0 p . m . M o n d a y or sex in consideration slopes, critical drain- through Thursday; by for an award. age area, & is zoned FA X t o ( 3 6 0 ) 6 7 9 Rural. Project vested 7306. . Bids received after under Rural Center the date and hour z o n i n g p e r S H P To request notice of stated above will not 147/00. hearings, or receive a r e c e i v e c o n s i d e r a copy of the decision or tion. Location: final threshold determiS 8 2 4 5 - 0 0 - 0 0 0 0 3 - 0 , nation or appeal proce- Proposals will then Freeland dures, mail your written be publicly opened request to the before a n d r e a d a l o u d i n Staff Contact: K y l a mentioned address. Meeting Room 116, Walters, k.walCounty tion Building, 1 NE LEGAL NO. 418023 7th Street, CoupePublished: The F I L E S AVA I L A B L E W h i d b e y E x a m i n e r. ville, Washington, at FOR REVIEW: The August 30, 2012 1:00 P.M., September application files are 13, 2012. Bids shall available for inspection be submitted on the and copies will be proforms attached with the vided at the cost of rebid documents. All enproduction in a timely velopes shall be clearly manner. marked “BID PROPOSAL - 2012 UPS INPUBLIC COMMENTS: STALLATION & LEFTmust be received by TURN PHASING LEGAL NOTICE 4:30 p.m. on SeptemM O D I F I C AT I O N S , CALL FOR BIDS ber 13, 2012 mail to WHIDBEY & CAMANO ISLAND COUNTY Island County CommuISLANDS, FEDERAL PUBLIC WORKS nity Development, P.O. A I D N O DEPARTMENT Box 5000, Coupeville, HSIP-000S(279).” No

the hour of 10:20 a.m. at their usual meeting place in the Cour thouse Annex, in Coupeville, as the time and place for a public IX. hearing in the matter of Anyone having any ob- petitioned vacation of jection to the sale on county road. any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an All interested persons opportunity to be heard m ay a p p e a r a t s a i d as to those objections hearing in person, or if they bring a lawsuit by their duly appointed to restrain the sale pur- representative, and be s u a n t t o R C W heard for or against the 61.24.130. Failure to petition of vacation of bring such a lawsuit County road right of may result in a waiver way. of any proper grounds fo r i n va l i d a t i n g t h e Dated this 6th Day of Trustee’s sale. August, 2012. X. N OT I C E TO O C C U PANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the proper ty on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the D e e d o f Tr u s t ( t h e o w n e r ) a n d a n yo n e having an interest junior to the Deed of Trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied proper ty, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. DATED this 6th day of June 2012. BD Services Corporation, Trustee /s/ Sallye Quinn By Sallye Quinn, Secretary 300 North Commercial Post Office Box 5008 Bellingham, Washington 98227 Tel. (360) 733-0212 Fax (360) 738-2341 E-mail:


LEGAL NOTICES oral, telephone or faxed bids or modifications will be considered. Plans and specifications may be obtained from the Island County Engineer in the Courthouse Annex, 1 N.E. 6 t h S t r e e t , P O B ox 5000), Coupeville, WA, 98239, telephone (360) 679-7331, upon payment of a nonrefundable fee of $25.00 per set. Informational copies of maps, plans, and specifications are on file for inspection only at the following locations: Island County Engineer Island County Camano Annex 1 N.E. Sixth St. 121 N. East Camano Drive Coupeville WA 98239 C a m a n o I s land WA 98282 WCR Plan Center Builders Exchange of Washington 2215 Midway Ln Suite 208 2607 Wetmore Avenue Bellingham WA 98226-1219 E v e r e t t WA 98201 Daily Journal of Commerce V a l l e y P l a n Center 83 Columbia St. 10002 Aurora Avenue N #36 PMB 3334 Seattle WA 982014 Seattle WA 98133 All proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond in an amount equal to 5 percent of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactor y perfor mance bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to Island County. Island County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive all informalities in the bidding. LEGAL NO. 416226 Published: The Whidbey Examiner August 23, 30, 2012

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