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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 | Vol. 88, No.77 | www.SOUTHWHIDBEYRECORD.com |

Man who stabbed parents sentenced

Sandey Brandon, administrator of the Whidbey Island Area Fair, holds up a poster of a fundraising effort to overhaul the kitchen at the historic Pole Building. It’s hoped the new kitchen will breath new life into the historic structure.

Sean P. DeMerchant of Freeland gets more than eight years in prison

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By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter A 39-year-old Freeland man who stabbed his parents with a knife in the midst of a mental health crisis was sentenced to prison during a melancholy hearing in Island County Superior Court Monday. Judge Vickie Churchill called a plea bargain the “best resolution” before sentencing Sean P. DeMerchant to eight and a half years in prison, which was the Sean P. recommendaDeMerchant tion from both the prosecution and defense. He pleaded guilty to attempted assault in the second degree and assault in the second degree in August. DeMerchant spoke briefly just before being sentenced. “Mom, dad, I love you,” he said. “I’m sorry about everything that has happened.” DeMerchant’s mother, who was most seriously injured in the October 2011 attack, spoke on her son’s behalf. She said she knew DeMerchant was upset with a Coupeville deputy and the hospital on the night of the assault, but she was completely shocked by the attack. “He really wanted to get mental help and he didn’t get it at the hospital,” the 67-year-old woman said. DeMerchant’s attorney, Peter Simpson of Coupeville, said DeMerchant was in such a high degree of emotional stress that he didn’t realize what he was doing until it was too late. See SENTENCE, A6

POLE R E SU LTS Island County Fair Association raising funds to refurbish a historic building

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t will be a community effort for a community building. Between now and next summer, the Island County Fair Association will be working hard to raise enough funds to complete a major overhaul of the kitchen in the Pole Building at the fairgrounds in Langley. The hope is that the renovation will breathe new life into the historic structure, which at times over its colorful 75-year history has played an important role in the Village by the Sea. “What we envision is restoring it to the community center it was originally built to be,” said Sandey Brandon, fair administrator. The Gust Skarberg building, commonly referred to as the Pole Building, was constructed in 1937 under the auspices of the federal Works Progress Administration, according to Brandon. The New Deal agency, part of the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of April 1935, put millions of Americans to work building capital projects, such as roads and public buildings, in communities across the country. It didn’t take long for the new building to be put to good use. A few years after its construction, Langley began building a new school and the large structure became the classroom of many middle school students. “That was my eighth grade, up on the stage,” Langley resident Fran Johnson said. Although she is unsure just when the practice died out, it was also used for many years as the location of high school graduation ceremonies. Johnson is no exception, having tossed her own cap in the building in 1945.

According to Johnson, it used to be referred to by most people as simply the Fair Building. That’s likely due to the fact that it was the only structure on the fairgrounds at the time of its construction, she said. Over the years, the building has seen a variety of uses by many groups. Island Dance, which is now located at Kens Korner Mall, got its start there in the 1980s and the Kiwanis of South Whidbey used the kitchen for years for its famous salmon barbecues. The building is still in use today, with portions serving as the fair association’s headquarters and as the stage for a local theater group. However, much of the building is underutilized and currently serves as storage space for boats. The overall structure has held up and been maintained well over the years, but the kitchen has fallen into disrepair. To fire up the grills again will require a hefty makeover, Brandon said. “From the floor up, everything has to go,” she said. A $50,000 grant from the state Department of Agriculture will help get things started, resulting in the installation of new plumbing, electricity and the infrastructure needed for new appliances. That part of the project will be shepherded by Island County Public Works, as the building is publicly owned. But it will only cover a portion of what’s needed, Brandon said. Fair officials believe getting the kitchen up to truly use able status will require at least another $75,000. The fundraising effort has barely begun and exactly how all that money needs to be raised has yet to be worked out, Brandon said. However, the fair association will likely be doing everything from seeking out partnerships with local group to fishing for donations. Brandon said they may choose to kick off the fundraising campaign with a short educational video. The fair association is also working on the development of a commercial kitchen in the 4-H building, using funds from a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, but that is a separate and unrelated effort. That kitchen will be for commercial use while the Pole Building renovation would see a smaller scale, community use. Johnson has fond memories of long-ago lunches in the building prepared by then school chef Cora Cook. She said she was excited about the prospect of having a nice kitchen for public use. “That’s a super idea for this day and age,” she said. Dan Ollis, a member of the fair association’s board of directors, is also eager to get the project moving. The Pole Building was a well-used community resource and it’s about time it is again, he said. “It’s so near and dear to so many people in our community,” Ollis said. “It’s just been sitting there and waiting for something to happen.”


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kudos Audubon presents award to Johnsons

Sophia Wang Morris

Sophia Wang Morris Sophia Wang Morris was born to Shanshan Wang Morris and Lyle Morris at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Md. at 1:02 a.m. Aug. 18. She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces. Sophia’s paternal grandparents are Linda Morris of Langley and her husband Dan Babbitt, and Dan Morris of Seattle. Her maternal grandparents in Dandong, China are Liu Shu and Wang Yanchen. Extended members of both families welcome this new, smiling being into the world.

kudos Fair entries earn more than ribbons Winners at the Whidbey Island Area Fair are as follows, listed by exhibitor name, city, division, class description and special placing. Kassandra Hill, Langley, sheep, adult, Alpaca Sheared Blanket, Grand Champion Franna Pitt, Auburn, sheep, adult, Ram Lamb, Reserve Champion Joanne Martinis, Coupeville, sheep, adult, Ewe Lamb, Reserve Champion Franna Pitt, Auburn,

Whidbey Audubon Society announces that Craig and Joy Johnson have been honored as the 2012 recipients of the first Whidbey Audubon Society’s Excellence Award. This award recognizes outstanding contributions in advancing the mission of Whidbey Audubon to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitat. The couple received the award as a surprise immediately after their Sept. 13 presentation, “Birds, Yard Habitat and Beyond.” The program was the Whidbey Audubon Society’s monthly program, open to the public. Over 130 people crowded into the Coupeville Recreation Hall to hear the renowned couple. Whidbey Audubon Society organizers credited the Johnsons for making a unique and lasting contribution in protecting and restoring wildlife and bird habitat through their work with a number of conservation organizations including: Whidbey Audubon Society, Whidbey Camano Land Trust,

sheep, adult, Ewe Lamb, Reserve Champion Sally Tibbits, Granite Falls, sheep, adult, Ewe Lamb, Reserve Champion Joanne Martinis, Coupeville, sheep, adult, Ewe, Reserve Champion Franna Pitt, Auburn, sheep, adult, Ewe, Reserve Champion Melanie Sceva, Langley, sheep, adult, Alpaca Sheared Blanket, Reserve Champion Joanne Martinis, Coupeville, sheep, adult, Ewe Lamb, Supreme Ewe, Grand Champion Franna Pitt, Auburn, sheep, adult, Ram Lamb, Supreme Ram & Grand

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Joy and Craig Johnson receive the Whidbey Audubon Society’s Excellence Award by Society President Ann Casey. The Johnsons are the first recipients of the award.

BirdNote, the Greenbank Farm, Whidbey Watershed Stewards, Island County Parks, Washington State Parks, Backyard Wildlife Fair, Sound Waters and Island County Beach Watchers. Combining original fine art, photographs and graphics with informative and creative writing, the Johnsons have created an impressive and lasting legacy, according to a Whidbey Audubon Society press release. They have published four photographic books highlighting Puget Sound birds, the most recent being “Our Pacific Northwest Birds

Champion Cecilia JacobsonRoss, Clinton, sheep youth, Aged Ewe, Grand Champion Cecilia Jacobson-Ross, Clinton, sheep, youth, Ewe Lamb, Grand Champion Tyson Diffie, Freeland, swine, adult, Spring Gilt, Grand Champion Tyson Diffie, Freeland, swine, adult, Boar Pig, Grand Champion/best of show Linda Adesanya, Clinton, Goats, adult, Best Udder, Grand Champion Emma Ruggiero, Greenbank, poultry, adult, Other — Peacock, Guinea Fowl, etc, best of breed

and Habitat — Featuring the Puget Sound Area,” and a children’s book, “The Amazing Hummingbird Story of Red Rufous.” They have created numerous brochures highlighting the birds and habitat of local areas including Puget Sound area woodpeckers, Puget Sound area hummingbirds, birding the backyard and creating habitat, and six place-specific brochures: “Birding Whidbey and Camano Islands;” “Birding Earth Sanctuary;” “Birding Possession Beach and Double Bluff;” “Birding Crockett Lake and Keystone Spit;” “Birding West Beach,

Emma Ruggiero, Greenbank, poultry, adult, Cockerel, standard Chicken, Best of Breed/ Grand Champion Emma Ruggiero, Greenbank, poultry, adult, Pullet, standard Chicken, Best of Breed/Reserve Grand Champion Addie Schille, Clinton, poultry, adult, cock, standard Chicken, Best of English/Grand Champion large Fowl/Reserve Champion Emma Ruggiero, Greenbank, poultry, adult, Large Eggs, Grand Champion Emma Ruggiero, Greenbank, poultry,

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adult, Large Eggs, Reserve Champion Emma Ruggiero, Greenbank, poultry, adult, Hen, standard chicken, Reserve of Breed Patty—Caldwell Bronte & Emma, poultry, youth, Cockerel, standard chicken, best of breed Quinn Pease, Clinton, poultry, youth, Hen, standard chicken, best of breed Lyndee Weeks, Langley, poultry, youth, Hen, standard chicken, best of breed Nicholas Johnson, Clinton, poultry, youth, Hen, standard chicken, best of breed/reserve

Joseph Whidbey State Park and Swan Lake;” and “Birding Greenbank Farm.” They have designed and created interpretive signs at the Greenbank Farm, Swan Lake, Earth Sanctuary and Possession Beach Waterfront Park. Their photographs have been used to help procure grants for land conservation. They have presented numerous programs at Sound Waters and numerous Audubon Chapters. Their website, pugetsound backyardbird.com, overflows with educational resources for teachers and the public. They offer photos, videos, books, brochures, bird feeding tips and slideshows. Their materials have educated, inspired and motivated thousands of people. Anywhere the Johnsons can, they engage people, using photos, artwork and stories to share the message of conservation and conscientious stewardship. Their generosity, creativity and talents are matched only by their humility, love of birds and their desire to advance the causes of conservation, preservation and habitat protection, according to a press release.

champion Debbie Reetz, Oak Harbor, rabbits, adults, Senior Buck, Best of Beginning Debbie Reetz, Oak Harbor, rabbits, adults, Senior Buck, best of breed Debbie Reetz, Oak Harbor, rabbits, adults, Senior Doe, best of breed Debbie Reetz, Oak Harbor, rabbits, adults, Senior Doe, best of breed/ reserve best of show Kailey Ziss, Langley, rabbits, youth, Junior Buck, best of breed.

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Whidbey GeoDome Project wants to change science education BY BEN WATANABE Staff reporter LANGLEY — Science classrooms may be rounder in the near future. At least, that is if the Whidbey GeoDome Project has anything to say about the state of science education in Washington. The Langley-based group will have a role in shaping the way students from kindergarten to 12th grade learn about physics, biology, astronomy and chemistry. And it could take place inside an igloo-shaped superscreen. “We think the future of science education is visually based,” said Rick Ingrasci, the Whidbey GeoDome Project director. “I feel like this is a Sputnik moment for the United States.” The South Whidbey School District is in the process of focusing and changing its science education. Washington schools have aimed for courses that incorporated STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. At South Whidbey High School, one of the larger expressions of that cross-discipline education was the recently finished Admiralty Head Lighthouse lantern room, which was fabricated in three parts by Oak Harbor, Coupeville and South Whidbey high schools. The next may be this portable learning environment. Leaders with the GeoDome Project envision both a grander and more subtle application for the multimedia immersion, where video, pictures, narration and music surround an audience with information. “I look at it like a storytelling device,” Ingrasci said. During a preview pre-

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An audience is captivated by the visualization of earth’s magnetosphere inside the Whidbey GeoDome. The Langley-based project aims to change science education in Washington and may pilot its program with the South Whidbey School District. sentation at South Whidbey High School Monday night, the GeoDome took a packed crowd of 25 people on a 30-minute “guided tour of the universe.” The video began with a clips from the 1962 Worlds Fair in Seattle with narration about how science and the understanding of the universe has changed over time. The curved, 360-degree screen went dark, then

flashed a view of earth from space and highlighted the transition of science from earth-centered astronomy in the time of Ancient Greece to solar-centered with Copernicus and finally the magnitude of the universe with Hubble’s telescope. As the brief history of astronomy is narrated, the view of earth shrinks and the viewpoint goes farther into space. The zoom-out tech-

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nique gives a sense of the enormity of the universe and its dimensions, up is down as viewers look up from the floor or crane around from some of the floor-level seats. The technology is all thanks to a software program called UniView, typically reserved for planetariums, at a cost of $25,000. “Truly, this has never been done before,” said Joe Menth, the GeoDome Project creative director. Once the software was purchased, Menth and the GeoDome team wrote the script and created the video. Menth is able to zoom and rotate the video with a joystick that looks like an Xbox controller. Since April, the GeoDome has been at the Seattle Center. From Thursday to Sunday, groups can take tours at the Earth Portal. The video takes viewers to the extent of current understanding of dark matter and the rapid expansion of the universe, then zooms back in toward the Milky Way and finally back to earth. The narrator explains how

ancient astronomers recognized and illustrated patterns such as circles and spirals, and that those patterns are seen in science at grand levels, such as the spiral of galaxies, and at minute levels, such as the circle of an eye’s iris. That, Whidbey GeoDome’s directors said, is the kind of lesson which makes science relevant to a young learner. “It gets the kids working

to solve real problems to see science as a practice,” Ingrasci said. The Whidbey GeoDome Project will present to teachers of the South Whidbey School District today. South Whidbey schools may pilot the GeoDome as part of its science curriculum, which has been the project’s goal since its creation in November. Ben Watanabe can be reached at 221-5300.

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NEWSLINE | WEATHER REPORT: Areas of fog today and Thursday, highs in the mid-60s. Partly sunny Friday, high of 69.

SCHOOLS Adventure Ed trip up for approval Langley Middle School students planning to attend the Adventure Education field trip to the Washington Coast will know by tonight if they can go. The South Whidbey School Board is set to likely approve the field trip, as it has for several years, at tonight’s school board business meeting. There are several other items up for approval, including the high school seniors’ off-campus proposal, creating a new high school club that promotes recycling and “green” pursuits and the acquisition of a Whidbey Island Bank Visa credit card. The credit card will be used to purchase software and applications for the district’s various Apple

products, including iPads, iPods and MacBooks purchased from the district’s previous capital levy for student use. District Superintendent Jo Moccia recommended the $5,000-limit Visa card in the proposal because it comes with a 50 percent discount toward Apple apps. There will be a fiveminute public comment period before the school board takes any action. The school board meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the board room at South Whidbey Primary Campus, located at 5476 S. Maxwelton Road.

Learn about SWES curriculum Parents and guardians can visit South Whidbey Elementary School’s open house and curriculum night Thursday. Teachers will give an overview of the students’

educational experience starting at 6 p.m. Parents and guardians are invited to meet their students’ teachers, visit the classroom and may join the South Whidbey Elementary ParentTeacher Association, which meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month.

SWSD examines sustainability The South Whidbey School District is taking half of today to consider sustainability. Nonprofit group Service, Education & Adventure has partnered with the school district for all teachers to engage in three breakout sessions and table displays about environmental STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — issues. The nonprofit’s mission is to promote

engagement with the natural world and foster environmental stewardship throughout the Pacific Northwest. Representatives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, the University of Washington, Washington State Parks and the Langley Historical Society, among other research and environmental agencies, will be part of the events. District administrators identified sustainability and “green” STEM education as a priority for the 2012-2013 school year.

Book fair wraps at middle school The Scholastic Book Fair at Langley Middle School ends today. Book fair proceeds fund new books for the middle school library. The fair will be open from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday.

SOUTH END Biker club rides for Good Cheer The newly formed American Legion Riders of South Whidbey will hold its first ever motorcycle run Sunday. And they will do it as a benefit for Good Cheer

Food Bank & Thrift Stores. Bill Hughes, the motorcycle club’s Sergeant at Arms, said 100 percent of the day’s proceeds will go toward the organization. “We’re calling it the Good Cheer Run,” Hughes said. Registration is at 10 a.m. at the American Legion’s South Whidbey headquarters in Bayview at 14096 Washington off Highway 525. The ride is expected to begin by 11 a.m. and the cost is $15 per person. The planned course will stay on rural county roads and take about two hours to complete. “It’s all back country roads, real picturesque stuff up and down the island,” Hughes said. Once complete, riders and the general public are invited to enjoy a range of activities at the legion. They include a motorcycle show, raffle, food, music and possible a host of classic cars. The fledgling club was formed this past May. It’s hoped that the run will become an annual event, Hughes said. For details about the ride, call Hughes at 360941-3483.

Vote for Mr. South Whidbey soon The seventh annual Mr. South Whidbey Pageant returns at 7 p.m., Oct. 6 at

Freeland Hall. The cost is $25. Join emcee, Sue Frause, as this year’s candidates do their best to win votes and raise money for the Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund. This year’s candidates are Christian Albright, John Auburn, Rocco Gianni, Brian Vick, Nick Welles, and Jim Wills. The competition rules are simple: The candidate who raises the most money for Friends of Friends at the event wins. Every dollar donated to Friends of Friends in a candidate’s name counts as one vote. And people can vote as often as they like. A $25 ticket buys a seat at one of the most original fundraisers on South Whidbey. Advance tickets are available at Moonraker Books in Langley, and Timbuktu Java Bar and Gallery in Freeland. Food is not being served this year at the event. Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund is a nonprofit, medical safety net, offering financial help to South Whidbey residents with uncovered health-related expenses. Those who need help with medical expenses or would like to donate to this locally based safety net can call 360-221-4535, or write Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund, P.O. Box 812, Langley, WA 98260.

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Letters Animal control

Dog should get out of town To the editor: The unfortunate dog-biting incident which happened recently in Langley cries out for some dispassionate thinking. The Langley City Council acted quickly to enact an ordinance which would address any future occurrences. Kudos to them. However, the ordinance will not affect this situation which happened before it was enacted. Since then, many have weighed in with passionate comments and opinions, pro and con. To quote a recent letter in favor of the dog and its owners, “this horrible vicious dog was none other than one of the sweetest and gentlest dogs I have ever known‚“ and further in the letter regarding the owners of the dog, “these two individuals are civically, spiritually and community minded,” and it goes on to cite their contributions. I have no doubt that the dog owners are kind, caring people, and that the dog is a sweet, gentle creature, unless of course the gate is left open and another dog is walking along the road in front of his house. This isn’t about bad dogs or bad owners, but rather about the situation in which the dog lives. If I were the owners of this dog, I would be looking diligently for another situation for this dog — somewhere out in the country where there is no foot/dog traffic. If the gate was left open once, it could easily be left open again. Langley is not the right place for this dog. Clear, compassionate thinking would suggest to the dog owners that the dog might be happier in some other environment, and they might be saved the worry about future litigation if the incident should happen again. Linda Morris Langley

Communications

Port is selling out to AT&T To the editor: After an eight-month delay, AT&T has finally responded to the Port of South Whidbey proposal to allow a cell tower to be built in the Dorothy Cleveland Trail Park. The original lease allows AT&T to secure the rights to the land for up to 25 years without having to pay any monthly fees at all until construction actually begins. Given the need for Island County and Washington state permits and their track record in these matters, construction is unlikely to begin within the

next five years or so. Once construction does begin, the Port would receive only $1,100 a month in lease payments. This is dwarfed by our offer to preserve this beautiful park for future generations by purchasing the land for $150,000. This offer was rejected by the Port earlier this year. AT&T has further skewed the conditions of the lease by striking several key clauses in a way that is harmful to the residents of South Whidbey. For example, AT&T modified a clause so that POSW employees must support their efforts to secure permits and provide access to the land without any compensation by AT&T. This could result in significant costs to taxpayers without any guarantee of any future revenues. In fact, the only economic reason AT&T wants to build a cell tower on Possession Ridge is to serve lucrative off-island residents in Snohomish and King counties. The benefit to residents of South Whidbey is marginal. Environmental damage would result since the proposed site is in an area which Island County classifies as geologically sensitive, hazardous steep slope. It also violates the required 50-foot setback from the crest of Possession Ridge. Significant impact is likely for wildlife, especially birds, since this upland forest is home to a wide variety of local birds, is an adjacent bald eagle habitat and is a stopping-off point for many migratory bird species. The tower requires clearing a swath of forested land 500 feet long by 20 feet wide to build a gravel access road and adjacent ditch — destroying more than three dozen trees, some very old, along the natural path currently used by hikers to access the trail from the west. This will create a water runoff hazard and disturb underground springs, streams and watershed. We must not allow a multinational corporation like AT&T to damage our environment, by developing public parks and by constructing a tower 558 feet above Cultus Bay and Possession Beach. This tower would be a major eyesore for residents of Sandy Hook, Possession Shores, Scatchet Head and Possession Ridge. FAA rules require flashing red lights and bird avoidance sound systems to be installed, creating unacceptable light and noise pollution, especially for small pocket communities located just 165 feet from the proposed tower. We urge you to help Save Open/Green Spaces on South Whidbey (SOS-SW) by signing our petition at sos-sw.monma.com and by calling the POSW offices at 331-5494.

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Wear your gloves too, kids To the editor: I noticed with some concern the pictures in the South Whidbey Record of the students being taught bike safety in Langley. Missing from the pictures were bike gloves. As a longtime bike racer, my fellow bikers and I know that gloves are an essential piece of bike safety equipment. One of the first things to hit in a bike accident are the rider’s hands. Bike gloves can save extreme road rash, embedded gravel, and absorb some of the impact. Hands are important! Let’s ask our kids to wear their helmets and their bike gloves. Daniel Babbitt Langley

Island history

Don’t cut museum budget To the editor: I currently work in the archives at the Island County Historical Museum in Coupeville. It has recently come to my attention that the county commissioners plan to cut the museum’s funding for the upcoming year by at least 60 percent. This budget cut would be absolutely devastating to the museum and may lead to its closure. The Island County Historical Museum and the archives housed within it are a crucial resource for the Whidbey Island community. The museum is the hub for information on the early pioneers and ancestors of Whidbey’s families, industries and business, geography

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and history of the land we all live on. Without this funding, projects such as the digitization and electronic cataloguing of the photo collection, which I am currently working on, will grind to a halt. The museum needs the support of the community to continue to provide access to the wealth of information contained within its doors. Alison Pate Langley

Elections

Bailey the one for Senator To the editor: Barbara Bailey is my choice for Washington State Senator in the 10th District. We need to have legislators who have proven they have integrity and the interests of their constituents as the central points in working to ensure that Washington state government serves us well. Barbara’s work as our state representative highlights her ability to work with other legislators and focus her efforts on what will make us stronger as a state. She is supportive of business, of keeping government responsive to the citizens, of seeking ways to improve health care and ensuring balance between increased employment opportunities and our environment. Barbara supports our men and women in uniform by serving as a national director for the Navy League of the United States. Barbara is involved in her community and her church and will provide us with excellent representation as our State Senator for the 10th District. Ty Welch Oak Harbor

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He said his mother described the shocked look on his face when he came to the realization of what he had done and immediately helped his parents by applying pressure to their wounds. His mother wrote in her victim impact statement that his first aid saved her from bleeding to death. “We are not dealing with someone who is a violent person,” Simpson said, describing DeMerchant’s “slow decline into Asberger’s and mental illness.” Simpson said DeMerchant went to the hospital prior to the attack; he had tried to commit suicide by overdosing on pills and tequila and wanted help. But he was discharged that night “in a volatile state of mind” because of errors made by hospital staff, Simpson alleged. Records show that DeMerchant wasn’t taking his medication correctly prior to the attacks. Simpson said his client will receive mental health treatment in prison

and will be supervised by the Department of Corrections for years afterward; the officials will be able to ensure that he takes his medication as prescribed. The Department of Corrections completed a risk assessment prior to the sentencing; Simpson said they found that DeMerchant is “low risk.” According to the Department of Corrections report, DeMerchant is highly intelligent and has a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Tennessee. He worked as a software designer in Chicago until he was fired after he stopped going to work because of debilitating depression. DeMerchant moved into his parent’s home in Freeland. He was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and Asberger’s syndrome. On the day of the assaults, the trouble started after DeMerchant got into a fight with his brother over football on TV. His behavior escalated so much that his parents called 911; when he found out, he pulled the phone lines from the wall and smashed his mom’s cell phone. Then he

overdosed on pills and tequila, court documents state. DeMerchant voluntarily went to the hospital, but then was discharged that night and had a run-in with the police. His parents picked him up from Coupeville and brought him home. He suddenly attacked his mother in the kitchen, stabbing her in the back and slashing her throat. His father came to help and DeMerchant stabbed him in the back before the older man was able to wrestle away the knife. The mother and father ran into their bedroom. DeMerchant’s father held the door to keep him out while his mother dialed 911. DeMerchant broke a hole in the door with a meat tenderizing mallet and forced his way into the bedroom. His father was able to get the mallet away from him. Then DeMerchant and his parents realized the extent of the injuries; he applied pressure to the wounds until deputies arrived. DeMerchant’s mother had to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment due to the extent of her neck injury, the Department of Corrections report states.

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Appraisal for Greenbank Farm conservation easement begins BY NATHAN WHALEN Staff reporter Work is starting on a crucial piece of information needed for a conservation easement at the Greenbank Farm. Commissioners for the Port of Coupeville, which owns the Central Whidbey farm, approved a $9,000 contract recently with Edmondsbased Terra Valuations to conduct an appraisal of the farm’s property. Leaders at the Port of Coupeville and the Greenbank Farm want the conservation easement so it would add another layer of protection to the agricultural, recreational and environmentally sensitive lands that comprise the bulk of the farm’s acreage. Pat Powell, executive director for the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, said the appraisal will help deter-

mine the value of the potential conservation easement. The Whidbey Camano Land Trust has been tapped by the Port of Coupeville to facilitate the development of the conservation easement. The Port of Coupeville is agreeing to surrender development rights to basically several pieces of property on both sides of Wonn Road. Powell said the value considerations for the proposed easement would come from the development rights the port of Coupeville would be willing to surrender. Jim Patton, executive director for the Port of Coupeville, said the county will reimburse the port half of the cost of the appraisal pending approval by both sides. Terra Valuations is familiar with Whidbey Island and the unique zoning classification that is applied to the Greenbank Farm. The company recently completed a similar appraisal

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Falcons find offensive chemistry at South Whidbey Invitational BY BEN WATANABE Staff reporter LANGLEY — South Whidbey’s volleyball team had a long week. The Falcons played three matches in five days. All three were decided in five-set tiebreakers. That’s 15 sets in a week. Then South Whidbey hosted its annual South Whidbey Invitational volleyball tournament with 15 other teams from across Washington, which the Falcons finished in seventh place behind tournament champion Chelan and runner-up Meadowdale. After such a busy schedule, South Whidbey head coach Mandy Jones said she wanted her players to step onto the court and do something a little different — have fun. “They really had a good time. They were really starting to think as a group and work together as a group,” Jones said. “Everybody can have fun together, and everybody can play together — not just the starting six.” South Whidbey started the tournament, which does not count toward a team’s match total or record, sluggishly against Hoquiam. The Falcons won the first set 25-21, before losing the second set 17-25 to the Grizzlies and running out of time in the best-of-three/45-minute matches. With the first match

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South Whidbey sophomores Abby Hodson and Anne Madsen miss a block against Shoreline Christian. South Whidbey split its second match at the school’s tournament. at 9:15 a.m. on a Saturday, who could blame the Falcons for dropping the second set against the eventual fourthplace team? “In the first match, it might have been that we were tired,” said Falcon senior Hannah Calderwood. “It was early.” “League games are really intense, high stress. Today, it’s really about fun, we enjoy ourselves.” The Falcons had about an hour of rest before they faced Shoreline Christian.

briefly Falcon runner get muddy in Seaside South Whidbey’s cross country runners are tough mudders. The Falcons hit the road for the Seaside 3 Course Challenge, which features a famous muddy water pit, and came home with more than a story to tell and clothes to clean. Down in Seaside, Ore., the South Whidbey girls team finished in first place in its division of seven teams. Senior Lillianna Stelling led the way with an eighth-place finish on the 5,000-meter hard course. She finished in 24:55, a slower time than last year by 16 seconds, but the same placing. Fellow senior Nora Felt also ran the hard course, and she finished in 26:52. Falcon girls who raced on the

South Whidbey sprinted to a 25-12 win in the first set. The Falcons jumped ahead by double digits on kills from Calderwood and sophomore Anne Madsen. Calderwood, Madsen and sophomore Abby Hodson dominated the net all day, totaling 67 kills. “Mandy’s been teaching us, really hammering, to look at the court. The setting was on, the passing was on,” Calderwood said. South Whidbey was prepped to run away with

moderate course were paced by senior Bonnie Klamm (25:28), who improved her course time by more than two minutes. Anna Hood, a senior, wasn’t far behind and finished in 27:50. A pair of freshmen — Anna Justus (30:15) and Carson Orr (31:03) — took on the moderate course, too. Junior Caitlyn Workman raced the 5K at Seaside for the first time and finished in 36:45. Four Falcons hit the 4,500meter course. Freshman Mallorie Mitchem placed 13th in 20:09. Sophomore Emma Lungren stepped down from the 5K at last year’s Seaside 3 Course Challenge and finished in 21:27. Miya Springer, a freshman, finished in 24:58. First-year Falcon cross country runner Lisa Haufler crossed the finish line in 28:02. Team points were determined by the top two places in each course — easy, moderate, hard. The South Whidbey girls team, which has been a top-10 ranked 1A team in a coaches poll all season, edged out Sisters by

the sweep as Madsen’s ace extended the lead to 17-13. Shoreline Christian crept back and took the lead at 21-20 on an ace and extended it to 22-20 on another ace before Jones called a timeout. Madsen scored a kill in the middle to cut the lead to one point, but a serve and a hit into the net stalled South Whidbey’s momentum. Falcon senior hitter Aly Chapman kept her team’s hopes alive with a swing pass and Madsen scored the final

18 points. South Whidbey’s boys team finished sixth out of 13 teams. Sophomore Cole Zink headed the Falcon runners with a 44thplace finish on the hard course in 21:30. Zink improved his time by 1:40. He was joined by fellow sophomore Truman Hood (24:51). On the moderate course, junior Gavin Imes stepped up from the easy course last year and finished the moderate course in 21:59. Freshman Chris Anderson set his Seaside time at 22:26. Sophomore Anders Bergquist improved his time by almost one minute and came in 22:52. Freshman Evan Mellish finished in 23:59. South Whidbey’s only senior boy, Jhamil Bader-Jarvis, hit the easy course. Bader-Jarvis finished the 4,500-meter race in 17:31. A trio of sophomores came in after the senior, Andy Zisette (19:03), Anthony Kovic (19:16) and Garrett Poteat (19:42). Freshmen Jon Deritis (20:33) and Isaac Greene (26:20)

Falcon point on a kill before Shoreline Christian stayed on top for a 25-23 win. The time limit kept the teams from playing a third set tiebreaker. Despite the two letdown sets, the Falcons went into the lunch break at ease, if not a little fatigued. “We all just realized that we need to not worry about our mistakes, because if we get down it’s going to be a long day,” Madsen said. The Falcons finished pool play against the SedroWoolley Cubs (1-2 Northwest Conference; 1-4 overall), a District 1 2A school. Finally, the Falcons swept an opponent, 25-17, 25-11. Jones said she saw steady improvement in her team’s offense last week. On Friday, the Falcons drilled on serve and receive and finishing “free balls” when an opposing team passes the ball back over, rather than resetting from a dig or block. “I’m trying to break them just watching the ball from the set,” Jones said. “They need to look at the whole court, see the ball, find the court and then find the ball again.” For South Whidbey’s hitters and two setters, practice paid off during the tournament. The Falcons put the ball down, rather than rallying back and forth with opponents and waiting for the other team to make a

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Sportsman’s club hosts shooting match The Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association will host a charity shooting match this weekend to support Gifts from the Heart, the Coupeville Food Bank. There are games of skill and luck using rifle (.22 LR), pistol and shotgun. Guns are available for those who do not own one or participants can bring their own. This family event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Kids are welcome to attend and the contest is open to the public. There are prizes for winners, both adult and kid, which will be announced around noon. All proceeds go to the food bank and the sportsman’s association will accept donations of non-perishable food items. Call Lou Gunn at 360-678-

mistake. Looking before the Falcons hit made the difference. “Reading where the blockers are, when I get the ball, helped,” Madsen said. In the bracket tournament, South Whidbey lost its first match in yet another tiebreaker. At least this time it was only in three sets and not a full match of five sets. Against Cascade (0-4 overall), a 4A school in the Western Conference, South Whidbey won the first match handily, 25-17. The Falcons fell 23-25 in the second set, despite being close much of the game. The frustration compounded on the Falcons, who managed only one kill in the third set loss, 10-15. “Once they make an error, it’s hard for them to bounce back,” Jones said. Dropped to the consolation bracket, South Whidbey faced Cascade Christian for the seventh-eighth place match. The Falcons finished with a flourish, defeating the Eagles 25-12, 25-19. Chelan, a 1A school, defeated Meadowdale in the championship match 25-19, 25-18. Chelan also won the tournament last year. Lakeside defeated Hoquiam for a thirdplace finish and Lynnwood beat Cascade for fifth place. South Whidbey hosts Granite Falls (2-3 Cascade Conference; 2-3 overall) on Thursday.

6585 for more information. The association’s clubhouse and range is located 2.5 miles south of Coupeville on Safari Street, which is just south of Highway 20 and Morris Road and just north of Outlying Field. There is a sign on the highway.

Falcon tennis misses match with Overlake The South Whidbey boys tennis match with Overlake on Friday, Sept. 21 was canceled. A makeup date has not been determined. The Falcons are 2-1 against Cascade Conference opponent Coupeville, the only other school with a boys tennis team in the conference. Coupeville visits South Whidbey for the last time this season at 3 p.m. today, if the weather stays clear. South Whidbey is 4-4 overall, including a split record with District 1 opponent Anacortes.


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King’s conquers South Whidbey, remains 1A favorite BY BEN WATANABE Staff reporter King’s kept its crown Friday night. The South Whidbey football team had visions of usurping the Cascade Conference crown. The King’s Knights defended their top 1A ranking in a 49-13 thumping of the Falcons (1-1 Cascade Conference; 2-2 overall). “There’s nothing wrong with getting beat by a better team,” said Falcon co-head coach Mark Hodson. “And man, they were good.” The Knights charged ahead to a quick 21-0 lead in the first quarter. And that would have been enough to beat South Whidbey, which recorded its fewest points this season. By halftime, King’s (2-0 Cascade Conference; 4-0 overall) had surpassed its season point average. South Whidbey scored one touchdown and missed its twopoint conversion attempt. The Falcons went into the locker room trailing 42-6. “They’re really good right now,” Hodson said of the Knights. “Their record is just evidence they’re a really good team.” The Falcons scored in the second quarter after recovering a fumbled punt return. That play set up a quickstrike, three-yard touchdown throw from quarterback Nick French to receiver

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Falcon junior Cooper Nichols, pictured here at the Sept. 14 game against Granite Falls, sprints past Tiger senior linebacker Connor Robinson. Nichols scored a touchdown in the loss Friday against King’s. Cameron Coupe, who finished with two catches for 11 yards. On his home turf, Knight senior quarterback Billy Green took to the sky, lofting 256 yards and five touchdowns, including four in the first half. Knight senior receiver Caleb Taylor caught two touchdowns in the first half, and another in the third quarter; his touchdown receptions alone totaled 97 yards. “Their quarterback is

already committed to BYU, they have a Division I lineman,” Hodson said of Green and senior offensive lineman Mason Friedline, a Yale University recruit. “It’s hard to prepare for a team like that. It’s hard to replicate speed like that.” With the score lopsided so quickly, the Falcons stayed to their game plan and actually reduced junior quarterback Nick French’s pass attempts. In each of the past three games, French has

thrown more than 20 passes. Against King’s, French only attempted 17 and completed 10 for 98 yards. Hodson said that even though the air-it-out offense has worked, the Falcons are likely to stay a bit more grounded as the season continues. South Whidbey lost junior receiver Kale Reichersamer during the second game of the season when he broke his left collar bone. That left the Falcons with two receivers with varsity experience,

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The talk of the game, however, was the first reception of first-year senior receiver Andrew Holt. French tossed a deep ball to Holt, who stands 6 feet, 4 inches tall and was not listed on last week’s roster, in his first-ever high school football game for a 30-yard gain. Late in the game, Falcon junior running back Cooper Nichols scored a 12-yard touchdown run. Nichols has emerged as the third back in a trio of Falcon runners, including French and senior fullback Aaron Curfman; Nichols ran nine times for 45 yards, including a 17-yard burst. On Monday, the Falcons’ coaches were looking to the next game against Lakewood. The conference’s current top 2A team wrecked the league’s previous powerhouse, Archbishop Murphy, 49-0. Lakewood threw touchdowns, ran in two scores and returned two interceptions. King’s offense was similar to what Hodson expected from Lakewood (1-0 Cascade Conference; 4-0 overall), which he hoped would provide South Whidbey’s defense with the looks it needed to be ready for Friday night. “It prepared us for Lakewood quite a bit,” Hodson said. “We’re going to approach this like we did with the King’s game, just with a focus on what we did not do as well.” The Cougars were last year’s Cascade Conference champions. Ben Watanabe can be reached at 221-5300.


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Clinton, Coupeville ferry service may see reductions BY NATHAN WHALEN Staff reporter As the state budget process gets rolling, reductions on Whidbey’s ferry routes are being considered. Washington State Ferries was asked by the governor’s office to come up with $5 million in budget cuts for the upcoming biennial budget. Ferry officials submitted their proposal to the governor’s office last week. Officials are proposing to reduce two-boat ferry service to one-boat ferry service on the Port Townsendto-Coupeville route for four weeks in the spring and four weeks in the fall. They also propose eliminating late-night service on the Clinton-to-

Mukilteo route. David Moseley, Washington State Ferries assistant secretary, said the proposal focused on ideas that would have the least effect for riders. “These are sailings that don’t have high ridership,” Moseley said Tuesday morning. Reducing two-boat service on the Coupeville run would save the ferry system an estimated $486,000 while eliminating the 12:30 a.m. sailing from Clinton and the 1:05 a.m. sailing from Mukilteo would save $934,000, according to information from Washington State Ferries. Despite the proposal, a prominent senator said the reductions won’t become a reality. “It’s not going to happen as long

as I’m chairman,” said State Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, who heads the influential Senate Transportation Committee. She said similar cuts were suggested two years ago, but those didn’t happen either. “I told people we weren’t going to make cuts and we didn’t make cuts,” Haugen said. She emphasized that she was instrumental in pushing through projects that improved the ferry system, most notably the construction of three 64-car vessels and the current construction of a 144-car vessel. Parts of those projects were built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland. Haugen warned that state trans-

portation priorities could change if she’s no longer in the senate. The longtime Democratic Senator placed second in the August primary behind State Rep. Barbara Bailey, a Republican from Oak Harbor. Haugen said the ferries need a stable source of funding and she has some ideas for the next legislative session. Moseley said that the ferry system’s proposal affects eight of the 10 routes and would be suggested regardless of who is in office. In addition to the Whidbey Island routes, the ferry system is proposing to eliminate trips on the Port Defiance and Bremerton routes and extending winter service, essentially canceling sailings,

Young riders find joy at Equestrian Crossings BY RECORD STAFF Every story needs a hero, and at Equestrian Crossings, her name is Jacquelyn Diaz of Oak Harbor. Diaz was born with a severe physical disability that fortunately was countered by the strength of her indomitable spirit and sense of joy, according to a press release. A graduate of Oak Harbor High School, Diaz also competes in the Special Olympics sports of basketball, bowling, track and field and swimming. It was the Special Olympics hat Diaz was wearing that caught the eye of local riding instructor Miriam Burk. Five years ago in the Oak Harbor Wal-Mart, Burk asked Diaz if she had ever ridden a horse. Diaz said

she had only on pony rides. “Do you want to learn how to ride a horse? Really learn how to ride?” Burk asked, according to a press release. Diaz was excited. Over the next four years with Burk and other instructors at Equestrian Crossings, Diaz not only learned to ride a horse but she also learned how to vault on horseback, which is a combination of gymnastics and dance. The process was slow and deliberate, allowing her time to build her core strength, balance, sense of timing, trust as well as improve her riding skills. She learned to ride English and Western. Along the way, Diaz attended the American Vaulting Association’s national conference in

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from 12 weeks to 20 weeks. The proposal also suggests eliminating a third vessel over the weekends on the Fauntleroy-VashonSouthworth route. In all, the ferry system’s proposal to the governor’s office comprises $4.8 million in cuts. Over the past several years, the ferry system reduced its budget by $40 million without reducing service, Moseley said. The governor’s office is supposed to submit a proposal to the legislature in mid-December; Moseley, however, thinks whoever is elected governor in November will submit their own version to the legislature when he takes office.

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Wednesday WIN volunteers do prep work for the family bags, which are distributed on Thursdays. Volunteers in the back row are Victoria Moore, Maryl Douglas and Heather Moore. Standing in the front are Susan Bennett, Laura Taylor and Ann Carlstrom.

Whidbey Island Nourishes volunteers battle youth hunger BY BETTY FREEMAN Staff reporter When South Whidbey schools opened their doors this fall, 32 percent of the students qualified for free and reduced price lunches. “We have 1,400 students enrolled, and 448 of them get free or reduced prices lunches every school day,” said Dan Poolman, assistant superintendent for business. “Four years ago the percentage was 18 percent, so we are seeing more students in need of food assistance.” Six years ago, Mary Fisher of Clinton heard another statistic that shocked her and spurred her to action. Fisher had learned that there were 60 known homeless teens on South Whidbey. She told her friends, and they told their friends, and Whidbey Island Nourishes (WIN) started providing healthy food to hungry kids outside of normal school hours. Fisher and her friends contacted the schools because they wondered what kids who

plete lunches at Good Cheer received free or reduced price lunches had to eat on weekends. Food Bank in Bayview and at Good Cheer Thrift Store They decided to initiate the in Clinton. All the listed food “Backpack Program,” which items are also available a la provides weekend lunches to carte in the families who coin-less vendsign up. WIN ing machine at sends home “We’ve been told by South Whidbey family bags of food with qualsome of our teens that Commons and ified elemenwhat they get from our Coffeehouse Bookstore on tary school vending machines is the Second Street children on in Langley. Thursdays to only food they have.” Additional tide them over Mary Fisher, items available the weekend. Backpack Program founder in the vendThe free sack ing machines lunches coninclude milk, tain a meat granola, bean and and cheese or peanut butter and jelly sandwich cheese burritos and pasta salad. Another coin-less food vendon whole wheat bread, yogurt, ing machine will be installed fresh fruit, mixed vegetables, at the Clinton Community Hall string cheese, trail mix and a near the ferry terminal this fall. treat. WIN Program Director If there are younger children Miriam Coates explained in the home, WIN provides how families sign up for the food for them, too. If a child has Backpack Program. Forms special needs, such as a food are sent home each semester allergy, WIN volunteers are through the elementary school aware of that when packing the family’s bag. For teens, WIN offers comSee WIN, A14

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Monday volunteers Susan Bennett, Cathryn Russell, Jane Brown and Lisa Irwin work on an assembly line at the South Whidbey Primary School kitchen making sandwiches for WIN lunches. On this day, they made 125 turkey, ham and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.


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Register now for citizenship classes at the Freeland Library. Whether you are just starting to apply for citizenship or already have an interview date, this series of six classes will help you prepare. Register by calling 331-7323 or online at www.sno-isle.org.

Alex Bonesteel will perform live fiddle tunes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market. Enjoy local produce, arts and crafts and hot food. Call 341-4456.

Blood screenings are low cost Whidbey General Hospital and Island Athletic Club will provide low-cost cholesterol, triglyceride and blood sugar screenings today and Sept. 27. Find out if you’re at risk for heart attack and stroke. A blood sample is obtained from a finger stick; lab results are available in 10 minutes. WGH cardiac nurse educator Janie Keilwitz R.N., M.N., will discuss lab results, cardiac risk factors and preventative actions to take. The cost is $50. Sign up by calling 331-2582.

27 Thursday Flu clinic set in Freeland Linds in Freeland will hold a flu clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 27 and Oct. 1. Medicare, Group Health and most insurances are accepted. No DSHS or Community Health Plan.

Lit for Fun at Freeland Library Join Lit for Fun at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Freeland Library for a stimulating exploration of “Half Broke Horses” by Jeannette Walls.

The garden in autumn, winter This talk, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 in the Freeland Library, illustrates how to have

A Clinton community meeting is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 27 at Clinton Community Hall, located at 6411 Central Ave. Join the community for a potluck and to discuss a proposal to form a Clinton Community Council. Bring a dish to share, plus wine or beer. Read the proposal at www. communityofclinton.org or call 341-4217.

29 Saturday Get rid of unwanted drugs Return unwanted prescription drugs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 to the Island County Sheriff Office in Freeland, Coupeville Marshals Office in Coupeville or Oak Harbor Police Department. This is an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring medications for disposal to any of the locations. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April, Americans turned in 552,161 pounds — 276 tons — of prescription drugs at over 5,600 sites operated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Make a difference against cancer Learn about volunteer opportunities to make Whidbey’s Relay for Life a success at a meet-andgreet at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 in the Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building. It takes many volunteers to make this event one of the largest on Whidbey. Contact Karla at 675-8091 or kksharkey123@comcast. net.

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Alex Bonesteel will perform live fiddle tunes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market. Bonesteel is an accomplished performer having studied both violin and viola with Linda Good of Island Strings. He lived on Whidbey for eight years as a child and has recently returned. At the market, meet local farmers offering the best produce in season. There are also crafts and nursery products. Contact market manager Lynae Slinden at market@ southwhidbeytilth.org or 360-341-4456 for details.

Clinic teaches tech knowledge Bring laptops, eReaders or other electronic devices and get help from Joel Kennedy, A-Tech Whidbey at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 in the Freeland Library. Kennedy will help with downloading books to electronic devices or answer questions about getting the most from laptops or digital cameras.

Republicans hear McKenna Rob McKenna, Republican candidate for governor of Washington State will be the special guest speaker at the South Whidbey Republican Women’s reception and dinner at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at Useless Bay Golf & Country Club. A Republican candidates’ forum will follow the dinner which will include state and local Republican candidates. Representative Norma Smith will preside as the “Mrs.” of Ceremony for the evening. To make a reservation for dinner, call Janet Backe at 360-5793614 or Suzi Cloore at 321-5420, or mail a check for $25 per person to SWRW, P.O. Box 1269, Freeland, WA 98249, pay-

able to SWRW.

Maureen Girard Trio performs Get out for a night of jazz and blues in an intimate setting. The Maureen Girard Trio, featuring Maureen Girard on piano and vocals, jazz great Thomas Marriott on trumpet and flugelhorn and professor of jazz studies Brian Kirk on Drums and Vibes, will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the 88 Keys Piano Studio and Performance Space, 5024 Langley Road. Refreshments will be provided and parking is available on site. Visit www.maureen girard.com or call 2210362 to make reservations.

Karaoke makes Legion lively American Legion Post 141 gets lively with Karaoke Steve and Nicole singing to the hits of today and yesterday from 8 p.m. to midnight Sept. 29. The post is located at 14096 Highway 525 in Langley. Admission is free. RSVP by calling 321-5696. Visit www. southwhidbeypost141.com for details.

Sunday market set in Greenbank Check out the locally made foods, items and art at the Greenbank Farm’s Sunday Market. It runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday through September at the Greenbank Farm. Buy and sell locally, including such items as kettle corn, beef jerky, plants, jewelry and more. Call 678-7700.

Monday1 Holistic Health talks fairies Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association’s next “For Your Health” talk will be about fairies, who act as spiritual guides, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Freeland Library. Elizabeth Saenz, a Reiki master/ teacher, ThetaHealing practitioner and intuitive will lead this free exploration into the world of fairies. She is featured on the cover and is profiled in the autumn issue of Faery World magazine. For details, call 360-929-7136.

Students invited to career, school fair High school juniors and seniors from Whidbey Island are invited to attend Focus on the Future, a college and career fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 at Oak Harbor High School. The fair is designed for students and their parents to start exploring the options available to them once they graduate from

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high school. Representatives from various universities, community colleges, art schools, career and technical colleges, military academies, apprenticeship programs, military and more will solicit their programs and answer questions. Focus on the Future will also include an OHHS club fair, where students will have a chance to explore the many extracurricular activities available to them. A PTA-sponsored Book Fair will be held to benefit the OHHS Library. Students from all Whidbey Island high schools are welcome to attend.

Zumba made easy and low-impact Low-impact Zumba with Keeva is set for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Sojourn Studios, located at 5603 Bayveiw Road in Langley. Classes cost $8 and are held at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and at 11:30 a.m. Saturdays. Zumba is a Latin-inspired aerobic workout with music. Email keevakroll@ yahoo.com.

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and Garden” will be presented by Aracely Knox on location at Strawfield Farm in Greenbank. Dress and shoes should be appropriate for a barn and outdoor farm experience. For details, call Reece at 360-579-5880.

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Women voters host forums The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island and Sno-Isle Libraries will host forums for candidates for State Senate, State Legislature positions 1 and 2 and county commissioner districts 1 and 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 N.E. St. in Oak Harbor. A second candidate

forum will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, 20103 Highway 525, north of Freeland. Two issue forums will be held Oct. 7. The first is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation and the second is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge.

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Garden festival celebrates fall Garden art and plants are featured in this end of season sale offering unique adornments for the garden from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7 at Meerkerk Gardens in Greenbank. Meerkerk’s nursery is joined by specialty nurseries selling exotic plants, as well as useful and decorative wire, metal, glass and wood creations made by local artists. Entrance to the gardens is free on sale days. Call 360-678-1912 for details. Speech Therapy

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The Clyde Theater will show the film “Carbon Nation” at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The documentary offers an optimistic, non-partisan view of how climate change boosts the economy, increases national energy security and promotes health and a clean environment. The event is free; donations are accepted. The showing is sponsored by Langley United Methodist and St. Augustine’s Episcopal churches, Whidbey Island Friends and Citizens Climate Lobby. For more information, call 221-4233.

Drinking, DUI panel set IDIPIC presents its next South Whidbey DUI/ underage drinking prevention panel at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 6. Open to all, come early to assure a seat, no late admittance at Trinity Church’s Grigware Hall on Highway 525 in Freeland. Required by local driving instructors for both driver’s education student and parent. For more information, call 360-672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org.

Oh la la, espalier free class set Whether it’s for fruit, a divider or covering up a bare wall, think espalier. A free class will explore each aspect of this tree space-saver, including pollination, perfect timing and the correct form or forms. Students help with the pruning. The class is set for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Greenbank Farms Master Gardener Display Garden. It is presented by Donna Stansberry, Master Gardener for 15 years and founder of the Master Gardener Display Gardens. No registration is required and it’s free. For details, email Marcia at mlynnelson@comcast.net.

Mr. South Whidbey competes The Mr. South Whidbey Pageant, a benefit for Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund, is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at Freeland Hall. $1 is one vote at http://fofmedical supportfund.org/. This year’s candidates include Nick Welles, John Auburn, Rocco Gianni, Christian Albright, Brian Vick and Jim Wills.

Quartet plays at Taste for Wine Local guitar and vocals favorite Nathaniel Talbot brings his quartet together for a show at Blooms Winery’s Taste for Wine at the Bayview Corner from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6. Tickets cost $12 and are available at Blooms Taste for Wine in the Bayview Corner Cash Store in Langley. For more information, call 321-0515.

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Board-Certified Family Physician Prevention focused health care for all ages, including pediatrics. Most insurance accepted Tricare accepted. M-F 8-5, Wed 8-12. 360-678-3594 or 360-222-0122 FAmilYCARE Same day, Evening & Sat www.greenbankbirthcenter.com PhYsiCAl thERAPY Clinton • Freeland • Oak Harbor appointments available. Jim Christensen, PT 5537 Van Barr Pl., Suite C OB/GYN Brittany Marks, DPT ROBERt J. BuRNEtt, m.D., FACOG Dan Markle, PTA 360-341-1299

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Never too much fruit for late summer recipes WHIDBEY RECIPES

Margaret Walton

Right now, on one countertop and in the fridge there are pears, peaches and plums, keeping company with apples and berries. They are all ripe, ready and in need of attention. It seems to happen that way every September, usually just before or after Labor Day weekend, depending upon the kind of summer we’ve been having. This year, even though summer took too long to arrive, it’s been both dry and hot the past weeks up until recently, and everything is ripening quickly. Everything, that is, except our tomatoes, which are still hard and green, but that’s another story. Before we go on, however, I have to tell you about something that happened after my recent column about apples, but no Gravensteins. It’s one of many fun and interesting things that have happened to me over the years I’ve been doing this column. A few days after the apple column ran in the paper, I had a phone call from a woman who lives on Saratoga Road, overlooking Baby Island. Her name is Barbara, and she has a Gravenstein apple tree

in her yard. She said the apples were just ready to pick and I’d be welcome to come gather some, which I arranged to do the next day. Well, not only does Barbara have a Gravenstein tree, she has three (perhaps four?) other apple trees in her yard, along with some of the most beautiful flowering bushes, roses, flower beds, and raised vegetable beds I’ve seen in a long while. There is also a small greenhouse filled with burgeoning tomato plants (she says the greenhouse was her daughter’s idea and she loves it) as well as an awesome Hawthorne tree, loaded with wine-red berries, and a view out over the water from her gardens that takes your breath away. As I was stammering on about how lovely it all was and what a huge job it must be to maintain, Barbara simply commented, modestly, “Well, I just love to garden and it’s what I do every day.” Barbara is 90. So, right now, also sitting on a counter in my kitchen is a Gravenstein apple pie, something I’d not made or eaten for a very long time, due to the lack of Gravensteins. It is every bit as uniquely delicious as I remember, and I owe it all to Barbara. Thanks, lovely lady; I’m so glad you called, and not just because of the apples. Now, let’s get back to that surfeit of fruit. My grandmother would have been busily canning and/

or otherwise preserving this bounty; I’ve never been much of a hand at canning, but when it comes to jam, jelly, fruit butter or chutney, I’m like Barbara … it’s what I love to do, so I do it all summer long. I hope I’m still doing what I love to do when I’m 90.

RECIPES Ripe and ripening island blackberries are everywhere now, and hopefully you’ve taken advantage and picked yourself a gallon or two or three. Blackberry jelly on a warm muffin on a January morning is a welcome reminder of summertime, but a few sips of your own homemade blackberry cordial on a chilly winter evening can also make the heart grow fonder.

BLACKBERRY CORDIAL (LIQUEUR) You’ll need at least 1 quart of blackberry juice. This can be extracted by boiling the berries until soft, in a bit of water to prevent scorching, then putting them through the old “jelly bag” routine (squeezing through layered cheesecloth or a kitchen towel). If you’re lucky enough to own a steamer/juicer, then simply steam the berries and extract the juice until you have a quart. (My steamer/juicer is a valued possession, many, many years old and still in fine

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working condition; I don’t know if they’re still available anywhere.) To each quart of juice, add the following: ½ stick of cinnamon, ½ tsp. whole allspice, 1-2 T. cloves (to your taste) and 1½-2 cups sugar (again depending upon your taste for sweetness in your cordial). Simmer gently for about 20 min.; strain, allow to cool a bit, then add 1 pint of French brandy. Pour into a large jar or bottles and age in a cool, dark place for 3-6 weeks. This liqueur or cordial can also be made with vodka or kirsch. Use approximately the same amount of either, but again follow your own taste for strength. Only by some experimentation can you decide which is your own favorite blend of spices, juice and liquor, but the taste testing along the way isn’t a real hardship. However, once you’ve found your own favorite combination, be sure to write it down so you won’t have to try to remember this time next year. You’ll have a bit of summer’s blackberry flavor to savor for a winter treat, and it’s also delicious over ice cream. When my friend Diane’s plums are ready to be picked, there’s no such thing as “But, I already have this, that and the other to deal with;” when the plums are ready, that’s it. I just made a batch of plum butter, which will be delicious on scones, English muffins, or whatever else is on the

breakfast table. This recipe gives no specific amounts because it all depends upon how many plums you have to deal with.

PLUM BUTTER Plums, washed and any stalks removed; no need to peel or pit Whole blanched almonds Sugar (you’ll need about 2 cups sugar for every pound of plum pulp, depending upon the sweetness of the plums and your own sweet preference) Ground allspice, to taste Blanched almonds, chopped (amount to your preference) Put the plums into a large preserving (stainless steel) pot with a little water (very little if the plums are really juicy). Simmer for 10-15 min. until the fruit is very soft, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool a bit, then press through a coarse sieve. Discard pits/skin debris. Measure the sieved fruit into the pot/kettle (cleaned first). To every pound of plum pulp, add 2 cups sugar. Stir over a gentle heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Add the allspice to taste and chopped almonds; simmer gently five to 10 min. or until the mixture is a smooth, buttery consistency. Pack the plum butter into hot, sterilized jars and cover with lids. Process according to your processor instructions (it’s usually 10 min. after you lower the jars into

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the boiling water in your steam/boiler/processor). Check and tighten the seal and store jars in a cool, dark place until you’re ready to enjoy and/or give as gifts to friends. Note: I’ve had some emails asking about other apple recipes; if you’re in need, please feel free to email me at falwalcal@msn. com.

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Food, demonstrations and personality are cooking for Septoberfest BY RECORD STAFF Whidbey Island Center for the Arts kicks off the second season of Kitsch ‘n Bitch with Sue Frause at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 with “Septoberfest.” Hosted by travel writer and food lover Frause, “Septoberfest” is the first of five shows in the 2012-2013 season. The live talk shows feature chefs and food lovers, onstage cooking demonstrations, house band Deja Blooze, plus a signature cocktail prepared for each show. “Septoberfest” is an evening of hearty food and microbrews in celebration of

next month’s Oktoberfest. Frause will “chew ‘n chat” around the kitchen table “Septoberfest,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. with amateur sausage maker “Bon Appetit! with Julia Child,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Michael Gibson of Whidbey Nov. 3. Island; Seattle food writer and “Comfort Foods,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. cookbook author Cynthia “Seattle Bites,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Nims, whose new book “Salty “Father’s Day BBQ,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29. Snacks” was just released; and Pat Ringe, chief fermentation column for the South Whidbey correspondent for “Around officer of Mukilteo’s Diamond Record. She’s the author the World Travel Radio” and Knot Brewing. of many blogs: “Whidbey can be heard Monday afterOnstage demonstrations Island Life” in the Seattle P-I; noons on KSER 90.7 FM. include how to make homeTickets cost $15 and are “Closet Canuck,” about all made sausages and salty things Canadian; and is the available by calling the WICA snacks at home. Samples and Seattle Travel Examiner for Ticket Office at 221-8268 or recipes will be available for Examiner.com. Why w a i t to s ave m on e y ? Ca l l mShe’s e a nya tconi m e d800-638-7631. ay or the audience. tributor to Crosscut in Seattle n i g h tis for a f re e qu o te or to p u rch a s e c a r i n su r aWICA n ce . is located at 565 Frause an award-winning and The Huffington Post Camano Ave. in Langley. For journalist and photographer. Travel and she is an on-air details, visit WICAonline.com. For 15 years, she wrote a

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CITY OF LANGLEY PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the City of Langley Planning Advisory Board will hold a public hearing on Monday October 8, 2012 beginning at 3:00 PM, at Langley City Hall Council Chambers, 112 Second Street, Langley, WA, on the following proposals: 1. Amendments to Chapter 18.19.010 Principal uses in the P-1 Public Zoning District Members of the public are cordially invited to attend this public hearing and provide comments to the Planning Advisory Board. Written comments may also be submitted to the public record before the public hearing to Jeff Arango, Community Planner, PO Box 366, Langley, WA 98260. Infor mation on the proposals is available for review at Langley City Hall, 112 Second Street, Langley, during regular business hours o r t h r o u g h t h e C i t y ’s website at www.langleywa.org. LEGAL NO. 425564 Published: Whidbey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 26, 2012 NOTICE TO OWNERS OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY. Did you know the state of Washington is holding over $817 million dollars in unclaimed property? Some of it may be yours or relatives. The following are options to check for unclaimed property: 1. Search for your name by visiting our web site at http://claimyourcash.org 2. Call 1-800-435-2429 (in WA) or (360) 7056706 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. OR 3. Write to our office at Department of Revenue Unclaimed Property Section PO Box 47477 Olympia, WA 985047477 LEGAL NO. 424117 Published: Whidbey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 26, 2012

7314.01362 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. GMAC Mortgage, LLC Grantee: Clark R. Sewell, as his separate property Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 4177362 Tax Parcel ID No.: S6455-00-00047-0 Abbreviated Legal: Lot 47, Plat of Deception View, Division No. 1 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR O R A N AT T O R N E Y L I CENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to media-

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continued from page 16 tee’s Expenses (Itemization) ing the sale, as against the breviated Legal: Lot 11, intended to supplement, The effect of the sale will be claim must be presented tion if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING A S S I S TA N C E H o u s i n g counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission Telep h o n e : To l l - f r e e : 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663). Web s i t e : http://www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/homeownership/post_purchase_counselors_foreclosure.htm The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Telephone: Tollfree: 1-800-569-4287. Web site: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=search&searchstate=WA&filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Te l e p h o n e : To l l - f r e e : 1-800-606-4819. Web site: http://nwjustice.org/whatclear. I. On October 26, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. outside the main entrance of the Island County Annex Building near the Veteran’s Memorial at 1 NE 6th Street in the City of Coupeville, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property�, situated in the County(ies) of Island, State of Washington: Lot 47, Plat of Deception Park View, Division No.1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Volume 10 of Plats, Page 16, records of Island County, Washington. Commonly known as: 654 West Littlerock Court Oak Harbor, WA 98277 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 06/21/06, recorded on 07/28/06, under Auditor’s File No. 4177362, records of Island County, Washington, from Clark R Sewell and Staci A Sewel, Husband and Wife, as Grantor, to Trans Nation Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation� in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for GMAC Mortgage Corporation DBA ditech.com, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. to GMAC Mortgage, LLC FKA GMAC Mortgage Corporation, under an Assignment/Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 4260095. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the Obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate by 6/20/2012 Monthly Payments $19,314.87 Late Charges $776.25 Lender’s Fees & Costs $274.25 Total Arrearage $20,365.37 Trus-

Trustee’s Fee $675.00 Title Report $719.59 Statutory Mailings $9.76 Recording Costs $14.00 Postings $ 7 0 . 0 0 To t a l C o s t s $1,488.35 Total Amount Due: $21,853.72 IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $173,844.79, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 03/01/11, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on October 26, 2012. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 10/15/12 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before the close of the Trustee’s business on 10/15/12 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 10/15/12 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Clark R. Sewell 654 West Littlerock Court Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Staci A. Sewell 654 West Littlerock C o u r t O a k H a r b o r, WA 98277 by both first class and either certified mail, return receipt requested on 07/18/11, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 07/18/11 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee, whose name and address are set forth below, will provide in writing to anyone requesting it a statement of all foreclosure costs and trustee’s fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their right, title and interest in the Property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day follow-

Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee.com and www.USAForeclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 6/20/2012 Northwest Tr u s t e e S e r v i c e s , I n c . , Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: N a n c i L a m b e r t (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7314.01362) 1002.199307File No. LEGAL NO. 423342 Published: Whidbey NewsTi m e s , S o u t h W h i d b e y Record. September 26, October 17, 2012.

CITY OF OAK HARBOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL WHIDBEY ISLAND MARATHON SHUTTLE SERVICE The City of Oak Harbor issues this Request for Proposals (“RFP�) to solicit from interested persons or firms proposals to provide passenger shuttle service for the Whidbey Island Marathon to be held on April 14, 2013. The intent of the proposal is to provide safe and efficient passenger shuttle service for marathon and half marathon race participants. The shuttle service is needed to bring runners to the start of both races and to return runners from the finish area to designated areas throughout the City of Oak Harbor. A packet of information may be picked up at the City Administrator’s office at Oak Harbor City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 or visit the City’s website oakharbor.org and click on the Bids & Proposals link. Proposals may be mailed to Oak Harbor Interim City Administrator Larry Cort, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. The closing date for receipt of proposals is 4:00 p.m., October 10, 2012. Late submittals will be rejected. All submitted proposals are subject to public d i s cl o s u r e r e q u e s t s and will be reproduced for public review. The proposals will be evaluated by City Staff members and the proposal selected will be the m o s t r e s p o n s i ve a n d cost effective proposal to provide a low-cost shuttle service for the Whidbey Island Marathon. Signed: Nacelle Hueslein Interim City Clerk LEGAL NO. 424693 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 26, 2012 7367.21061 Grantors: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc. Alaska USA Federal Credit Union Grantee: Kevin B. Frondozo and Mitchell B. Frondozo, husband and wife Ref to DOT Auditor File No.: 4220730 Tax Parcel ID No.: S6305-00-00011-0 Ab-

Campo Hacienda #1 Notice of Trustee’s Sale Pursuant to the Revised Code of Washington 61.24, et seq. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission Telephone: Toll-free: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663). Web s i t e : http://www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/homeownership/post_purchase_counselors_foreclosure.htm The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Telephone: Tollfree: 1-800-569-4287. Web site: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=search&searchstate=WA&filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Te l e p h o n e : To l l - f r e e : 1-800-606-4819. Web site: http://nwjustice.org/whatclear. I. On October 26, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. outside the main entrance of the Island County Annex Building near the Veteran’s Memorial at 1 NE 6th Street in the City of Coupeville, State of Washington, the undersigned Trustee (subject to any conditions imposed by the Trustee) will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property “Property�, situated in the County(ies) of ISLAND, State of Washington: Lot 11, Plat of Campo Hacienda, Division No. 1, as per Plat recorded in Volume 10 of Plats, Pages 83 and 84, Records of Island County, Washington. Situate in the County of Island, State of Washington. Commonly known as: 4518 Siesta P l a c e O a k H a r b o r, W A 98277 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated 01/18/08, recorded on 01/30/08, under Auditor’s File No. 4220730, records of ISLAND County, Washington, from Kevin B. Frondozo and Mitchell B. Frondozo, husband and wife, as Grantor, to Land Title Company of Island County, as Trustee, to secure an obligation “Obligation� in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Alaska USA Mortgage Company, LLC, its successors and assigns, as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. solely as nominee for Alaska USA Mortgage Company, LLC, its successors and assigns to Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, under an Assignment/Successive Assignments recorded under Auditor’s File No. 4317127. *The Tax Parcel ID number and Abbreviated Legal Description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not

amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the Obligation in any Court by reason of the Grantor’s or Borrower’s default on the Obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Amount due to reinstate by 06/18/2012 Monthly Payments $18,921.37 Late Charges $753.72 Total Arrearage $19,675.09 Trustee’s Expenses (Itemization) Trustee’s Fee $506.25 Title Report $824.00 Statutory Mailings $10.00 Recording Costs $28.00 Postings $ 7 0 . 0 0 To t a l C o s t s $1,438.25 Total Amount Due: $21,113.34 Other known defaults as follows: IV. The sum owing on the Obligation is: Principal Balance of $234,652.15, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument evidencing the Obligation from 06/01/11, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Obligation, and as are provided by statute. V. The Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the Obligation as provided by statute. The sale will be made without representation or warranty, express or implied regarding title, possession, encumbrances or condition of the Property on October 26, 2012. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by 10/15/12 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before the close of the Trustee’s business on 10/15/12 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after 10/15/12 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire balance of principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address(es): NAME AND ADDRESS Kevin B. Frondozo 4518 Siesta Place Oak Harb o r, W A 9 8 2 7 7 - 7 9 2 5 Mitchell B. Frondozo 4518 Siesta Place Oak Harbor, WA 98277-7925 by both first class and either certified mail, return receipt requested on 04/17/12, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on 04/18/12 Grantor and Borrower were personally served with said written notice of default or the written notice of default was posted on a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee, whose name and address are set forth below, will provide in writing to anyone requesting it a statement of all foreclosure costs and trustee’s fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII.

to deprive the Grantor and a l l t h o s e w h o h o l d b y, through or under the Grantor of all their right, title and interest in the Property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS - The purchaser at the Trustee’s Sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. The trustee’s rules of auction may be accessed at www.northwesttrustee.com and are incorporated by this reference. You may also access sale status at www.northwesttrustee.com and www.USA-Foreclosure.com. EFFECTIVE: 06/18/2012 Northwest Tr u s t e e S e r v i c e s , I n c . , Trustee Authorized Signature P.O. BOX 997 Bellevue, WA 98009-0997 Contact: W i n s t o n K h a n (425) 586-1900. (TS# 7367.21061) 1002.213430File No. LEGAL NO. 423340 Published: Whidbey NewsTi m e s , S o u t h W h i d b e y Record. September 26, October 17, 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 J. STRETCH, SR., Deceased. No. 12-4-00219-5 N O N - P R O B AT E N O TICE TO CREDITORS The Notice Agent named b e l ow h a s e l e c t e d t o give notice to creditors of the above-named Decedent. As of the date of the filing of a copy of this notice with the court, the Notice Agent has no 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 representative 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 or the Notice Agent’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 Notice Agent’s Declaration and Oath were filed. The

within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Not i c e A g e n t s e r ve d o r mailed the notice to the creditor as provided und 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 otherwise 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: September, 26, 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 11th day of S e p t e m b e r, 2 0 1 2 , a t Oak Harbor, Washington /s/ ATSUKO STRETCH, Notice Agent /s/ MICHAEL M. WALLER Law Offices 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 LEGAL NO. 424105 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 26, October 3, 10, 2012. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On October 1, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., the Board of Island County Commissioners will hold a public hear ing at the Island County Board of County Commissioners Hearing Room (Room #102B), located in the Island County Annex Building, 1 NE 6th Street, Coupev i l l e, Wa s h i n g t o n , t o consider adoption of Resolution No. C-113-12 Adopting the Island County Budget and Diking District #4 Budget for F i s c a l Ye a r 2 0 1 3 . A summary of the proposed Resolution follows. After several public meeting budget workshops, the proposed resolution will adopt the final budgets for all Island County funds and Diking District #4 for fiscal year 2013. The full text of the proposed Resolution will be placed on file and summaries of the budgets may be obtained by calling 679-7397, or dropping by the office of Island County Budget Director during normal office hours. Interested persons may appear at the public hearing and g i ve t e s t i m o ny fo r o r against the proposed Resolution. Persons requiring auxiliary aids/services should call Island County Human Resources at 678 7919, 629 4522, ext. 7919, or 32l 5 1 1 1 , ex t . 7 9 1 9 ( u s e whichever number is applicable for the area) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Elaine Marlow Island County Clerk of the Board P. O. Box 5000 Coupeville, WA 982395000 360-679-7397 360-321-5111 LEGAL NO. 424119 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 26, 29, 2012

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of ANNA MARIE MILLER, Deceased N o . 1 2 - 4 00191-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal represent a t i ve s n a m e d b e l o w have been appointed as personal representatives of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. 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 p r ov i d e d u n d e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: September 12, 2012 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: William M. Miller ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: Kenneth A. Manni ADDRESS FOR MAILING OR SERVICE: c/o Cohen, Manni, Theune & Manni LLP Post Office Box 889 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 LEGAL NO. 421834 Published: Whidbey News Times, South Whidbey Record. September 12, 19, 26, 2012. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of PAT R I C K C E C I L McKINNON Deceased No. 12-4-00200-4 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. 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 p r ov i d e d u n d e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF SNOHOMISH In re the Estate of: ARCHIE O’DELL SATTERFIELD No. 12-4-01207-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) The person named below has been appointed personal representative of the estate. Any person having a claim against the deceased must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address state below a copy of the claim and by filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the latter of (1) thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as p r ov i d e d u n d e r R C W 11.40.020(3); 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 11.40.51 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of first publication: September 26, 2012 Scott M. Satterfield Personal Representative Attor ney for personal representative Andrew J. McConnell 2929 Wetmore Avenue E v e r e t t , Wa s h i n g t o n 98201 LEGAL NO. 424712 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 26, October 3, 10, 2012.

percent or 100 percent plus inflation. RCW 84.55.005(1) defines “inflation” as the percentage change in the implicit price deflator (“IPD”) for personal consumption expenditures for the United States as published for the most recent 12-month period by the Bureau of Economic Analysis of the federal Depar tment of Commerce in September of the year before the taxes are payable. The implicit price deflator (“IPD”) for personal consumption expenditures has been published by the Depar tment of Commerce and represents a 1.295 percent increase. The proposed increase for the County Current Expense Taxing District C-114-12 is a percentage increase of 1% ($76,402) from the previous year’s levy, in addition to any amounts resulting from the addition of new construction and improvements to property, any increase in the value of state assessed property and refunds. The proposed increase fo r t h e C o u n t y R o a d Taxing District C-115-12 is a percentage increase of 1% ($80,170) from the previous year’s levy, in addition to any amounts resulting from the addition of new construction a n d i m p r ove m e n t s t o property, any increase in the value of state assessed property and refunds. The proposed increase for the County Conservation Futures levy C-116-12 proposes a percentage increase of 1% ($6,702) from the previous year’s levy, in addition to any amounts resulting from the addition of new construction a n d i m p r ove m e n t s t o property, any increase in the value of state assessed property and refunds. The full text of the proposed Ordinances will be mailed upon request made to the undersigned. Interested persons may a p p e a r a t t h e p u bl i c hearing and give testimony for or against the proposed Ordinances. Persons requiring auxiliary aids/services should call Island County Human Resources at 678 7 9 1 9 , 6 2 9 4 5 2 2 , ex t . 7919, or 32l 5111, ext. 7 9 1 9 ( u s e w h i c h eve r number is applicable for the area) at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Elaine Marlow Island County Clerk of the Board P.O Box 5000 Coupeville, WA 98239-5000 360-679-7397 360-321-5111 LEGAL NO. 424118 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 26, 29, 2012

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 non-probate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: September 12, 2012 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: P a t r i c i a A n n McKinnon ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: Kenneth A. Manni ADDRESS FOR MAILI N G O R SERVICE: c/o Cohen, Manni, Theune & Manni LLP Post Office Box 889 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 LEGAL NO. 421836 Published: Whidbey News Times, South Whidbey Record: September 12, 19, 26, 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 E. BROWN, Deceased. No. 12-4-00206-3 Delete “Probate” if intestate)PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving 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: September 12, 2012 /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 /s/ W. GIBSON MANN, Personal Representative Cour t of Probate Proceedings: ISLAND COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT Cause No. 12-4-00206-3 LEGAL NO. 420475 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 12, 19, 26, 2012,

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS On October 1, 2012 at 6:00 p.m., the Board of Island County Commissioners will hold public hearings at the Island County Board of County Commissioners Hearing Room (Room # 102B), located in the Island County Annex Building, 1 NE 6th Street, Coupev i l l e, Wa s h i n g t o n , t o consider adoption of Ordinances No. C-114-12, C-115-12, and C-116-12. Island County is required to hold public hearings and adopt ordinances to increase the property tax levies for the County Current Expense Taxing District (C-114-12), C o u n t y R o a d Ta x i n g District (C-115-12), and C o u n t y C o n s e r va t i o n Futures (C-116-12). These proposed ordinances would increase the 2012 levy for taxes collected in 2013. Summaries of the proposed Ordinances follow. RCW 84.55.010 provides that a taxing jurisdiction may levy taxes in an amount no more than the limit factor multiplied by the highest levy of the most recent three years plus additional amounts resulting from new construction and improvements to property, newly constr ucted wind turbines, and any increase i n t h e va l u e . U n d e r RCW 84.55.005(2)(c), the limit factor for a taxing jurisdiction with a population of 10,000 or over is the lesser of 101

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League of Women Voters forums feature candidates, initiatives BY RECORD STAFF

The League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island will begin a series of political forums next week for the November general elections. And like those held during the August primary election, they will be conducted with several rule changes. The main difference is that questions will not be taken from the crowd.

The idea is to eliminate the possibility of grandstanding or subjecting candidates to “planted” questions from the audience that are meant to benefit a single person. Instead, all questions have been penned by league members. “We know our members are involved and informed citizens; that’s why they belong to the League,” Barbara Seitle, a member of

the forum committee and a past league state president, said in a recent news release. “We want to respect their knowledge and experience and present their questions in a planned, thoughtful manner,” she wrote. Another change allows candidates to respond to other candidates or clarify their own previous statements. Each is provided with a limited number of “chal-

lenge” cards, which can be used at any time. “We know that candidates and the audience have often been frustrated by the inability of candidates to respond to an accusation or misinformation presented by another candidate,” said Marshall Goldberg, also a member of the league’s forum committee. “We feel this new format helped rectify this situation.”

WHIDBEY ISLAND ARTISTS Greeting Cards

three state initiatives and one referendum are also scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7. The first begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Freeland and the second at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Oak Harbor. The feature initiatives include: I-1185 concerning tax and fee increases by state government, I-1240 for the creation of a public charter school system, and I-502 for the legalization of marijuana. Referendum 74, concerning the legalization of same-sex marriage will also be discussed. For more information, call Seitle at 360-221-3792.

Law enforcement collects, disposes of unused medication

Lincoln Rock Farm Photography

Rob Schouten

The first forum will feature candidates vying in Island County and state races and begins at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 N.E. Ernst St., in Oak Harbor. Participants will include candidates for state Senate, state Legislature positions 1 and 2 and County Commissioner Districts 1 and 2. A forum featuring the same people will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, located at 20103 Highway 525 about two miles north of Freeland. Two forums focused on

BY JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

Meredith MacLeod

Walter Share

Deon Matzen Anne Waterman

Law enforcement agencies on Whidbey Island are again teaming up to collect drugs. The Island County Sheriff’s Office, the Oak Harbor Police Department and the Coupeville Marshal’s Office are holding the regular Drug Take Back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29. The locations for drop off will be the Oak Harbor Police Department on Barrington Drive in Oak Harbor, the south precinct of the Island County Sheriff’s Office on E. Harbor Road in Freeland and the Coupeville Marshal’s Office on NE Seventh Street in Coupeville.

The program gives the public the opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last April, Americans turned in 276 tons of prescription drugs at more than 5,600 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,300 state and local law enforcement partners. Last year, the agencies on Whidbey collected nearly 250 pounds of pills during a one-day event. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown said the Drug Enforcement Agency disposes the drugs.

CLASSES ON WHIDBEY

Nan Hahn

YOGA WEEKEND WORKSHOP October 19-21 ASANA & BEYOND — for experienced students interested in refining their practice, learning breathing practices, and yoga philosophy as a way of life.

Bart Rulon

We also feature cards from these fine artists: Jane Wilson, Betty Rayle, Mark Van Wickler, Dan Karvasek, Craig Johnson, Veronica VonAllwörden, Gaylen Whiteman, J. Graham Ross and Mary Sanford

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On Beautiful Whidbey Island

Michael Stadler

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