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The face of deportation Orcas Island resident is being sent back to Mexico after 14 years by CALI BAGBY Staff reporter

When a neighbor, Natalie White, suffered a stroke it was Benjamin Nunez Marquez who agreed to drive her to the hospital. She was afraid of flying and Nunez volunteered – thinking he had nothing to fear. But in that act of kindness everything would change. It was also an act that coincided with border patrol upping the ante at the Anacortes ferry terminal. Nunez was stopped as he and Natalie drove off the ferry and, when questioned, it became apparent that Nunez was not a U.S. citizen, thus starting him on a path including public outcry, an outpouring of support and a oneway ticket back to Mexico. “He found out not just who his friends were,” said his supervisor Pete Helsell. “But that everyone was his friend,” Nunez, as he is called by locals, was one of eight people taken into custody for possible immigration violations in 2008 after border patrol agents began questioning ferry riders arriving from the San Juans about their citizenship during “spot checks” at the Anacortes ferry terminal. The incident caused an uproar in the islands’ communities and

attracted attention from regional and national media. County Councilman Howie Rosenfeld was interviewed by National Public Radio. Rosenfeld conceded that the U.S. Border Patrol had the authority to conduct its inspections but wondered whether race may have been a factor as those taken into custody were Mexican. Meanwhile, Nunez’s employers, Jack and Jan Helsell, owners of West Sound Lumber Company, hired lawyers and applied for a year-long extension on the deportation so that they could find someone to fill his position at the mill. Local resident Elly Hoague helped to collect letters written by Nunez’s numerous friends on the island and there was even support from Congressman Norm Dicks and Sen. Patty Murray. According to Jeffrey D. Jones, a public affairs officer for Border Control, if a person is found to be an illegal immigrant at a checkpoint they will be refused entry to the U.S. or put into removal proceedings. Once in the process of removal the person cannot apply for citizenship and their fate is determined by an immigration judge. Once they are deported, they can apply for legal status,

but there is a time requirement dependent on multiple factors, said Jones. Nunez said, if possible, he would apply for permanent resident status, but that, following his deportation, he would have to wait in Mexico for 10 years. In February his one-year extension was approved, but now Nunez is scheduled to be deported in four months. But the Helsells have yet to find anything close to a replacement. After placing ads in various media they realized most applicants were either unable to operate the oldfashioned mill or could not relocate to the islands. “He’s an important part of the business – we would be struggling to exist without him,” said Pete, Jack’s nephew who is taking over the mill business. “We needed an extension, but we should have asked for 10 more years.”

Life and loss Nunez left Mexico in 1998 in hopes for a better life and he found one at the sawmill. He was 22 years old and spoke no English when he started the job. When Nunez came to the mill he worked as a helper to the main operator. When the other man departed in 2002,

Nunez took on both positions. Over the years he learned to read and write in English and learned the trade through job training. Nunez is now 36 and works as the sawyer, heavy equipment operator, mechanic, and delivery truck driver. He also manages lumber inventory, oversees the sawmill yard, cuts and delivers logs to the mill and produces cords of firewood. “It was like being in school,” said Nunez. “When I first came here I did not know how to use a wrench, I had never driven a car or used a chainsaw. It sounds

Preliminary county budget totals $47.6 million by STEVE WEHRLY Journal reporter

San Juan County Administrator Bob Jean has presented the county council with a preliminary budget totaling $47.6 million for 2013. The proposed budget represents a five-percent reduction from this year’s $50 million budget. No programs are eliminated, but the budget assumes a reduction of 3.2 “full time equivalent” jobs, although actual worker layoffs are not expected. Total county revenues from all sources are estimated to increase by slightly more than $1

million, including $600,000 from the voterapproved Public Safety Sales Tax and small reductions from other tax sources and from grants for various county programs. Jean’s covering memorandum points out that implementation of budget stabilization measures enacted by the county council should result in the county reaching budget stabilization goals in each of the next three years. Budget stabilization has been achieved at least in part through a series of reserve policies approved by the council, including a required 10 percent ending fund balance, a budget stabilization fund, and mandatory debt service reserve balances.

Budget discussions with most county departments were scheduled for a “special meeting” of the council on Oct. 15. The Public Works, Roads, and Capital Improvement Plan budgets are set for further discussion on Monday, Oct. 29. Public comment will be taken following presentation of all budget sections. The council has tentatively set formal public hearings and further council consideration for Nov. 6, with more public comment, discussion and final adoption of the budget ordinances scheduled for Nov. 20. The deadline for budget adoption, as required by the county charter, is Dec. 16.

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funny, but it’s true.” It was also a job, he learned, of sacrifice and danger. In 2003, Nunez lost two fingers in a mill accident. Despite the hardships,


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Union backs Hughes and Forlenza by Scott RaSmuSSen Journal editor

County council candidates Marc Forlenza and Rick Hughes earned the endorsement of the labor union representing San Juan County employees in their respective races. The endorsements were determined by majority vote of Local 1849 that attended a Sept. 29 meeting of the union, which represents roughly 125 county workers, and followed a candidates forum hosted by the group earlier that month. “The members determined that both of these candidates represent our best hopes for responsible and practical county leadership,” said Union President Colin Maycock. “It was a fairly spirited debate.” Maycock said the group's executive board decided to conduct a special meeting in which endorsements for county council races would be determined following the candidate forum, but that

not all members support that decision. He declined to say how many members participated. “There definitely are some members that are not in favor of that [endorsements], but we are a democratic organization,” he said. “It’s what the majority wanted.” In a first-ever bid for public office, Forlenza is running against twoterm incumbent Howie Rosenfeld for the District 3 council position. Hughes and Scott Lancaster are vying for the District 4 council position, Orcas West, currently held by Richard Fralick, who is not seeking reelection. Maycock said union members were deadlocked over an endorsement in the District 1 council contest, which pits first-term incumbent Lovel Pratt against challenger Bob Jarman. Local 1849 opted against weighing in on the recommendations of the Charter

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YES on 1240 Will Give More Washington Students A Chance To Succeed Initiative 1240 will allow up to 40 public charter schools in Washington state over the next five years. Charter schools are public schools that are free and open to all students, with the same teacher certification requirements and academic standards as traditional public schools, and funded based on

student enrollment just like other public schools. However, charter schools allow teachers and principals more flexibility to meet the needs of students, which is especially important for students who are not succeeding in traditional schools. Please join us in voting YES on 1240.

Parents, Teachers, Civic & Education Leaders Urge YES on 1240

“Public charter schools across the country have a proven track record of helping students succeed, especially those at risk of falling through the cracks. Initiative 1240 brings the best of what works in other states to Washington.“ Dr. Sam Smith Former President Washington State University

“Public charter schools allow teachers and principals more flexibility to meet the needs of students, especially students who aren’t succeeding in traditional public school settings. That’s why I support a YES vote on 1240.” Joan Ferrigno Public High School Principal Seattle

“As a parent of two young children, I understand that every child learns differently. I-1240 provides Washington parents more options to find the best learning environment for our children.” Tania de Sá Campos Public School Parent and Elementary School Parent Volunteer Seattle

“I’ve studied public charter schools across the country, and I support a YES vote on 1240. Initiative 1240 is a well-written law that requires strict accountability and annual performance reviews. And 1240 ensures that public funding stays with public schools– following students just as it does now.” Professor Paul T. Hill, Ph.D. University of Washington Founder, Center on Reinventing Public Education

“As a public school teacher, I’m a strong believer in public education. That’s why I support a YES vote on 1240, to allow public charter schools in Washington. Charter schools give teachers and principals more flexibility to meet the needs of our students… and more options to help them succeed.” Chris Eide Public School Teacher and Co-Founder, Teachers United

“As a proud graduate of Tacoma Public Schools, an advocate for public education and an elected official who cares deeply about our city and state’s future, I urge you to join me and cast your vote for Initiative 1240.” Marilyn Strickland Mayor, City of Tacoma Member, Public Education Task Force U.S. Conference of Mayors

Gaylord weighs in on I-502 County Prosecuting Attorney Randall Gaylord submitted the following: I will be closely following the results of the Initiative 502 concerning marijuana laws. I urge everyone in the county to study that measure and vote. Even if the measure conflicts with federal law, I will use the results to revise my policies regarding the prosecution of marijuana offenses. Initiative 502 is a new approach to marijuana. Though it will be legal in some instances, it will be treated much like alcohol. It will remain a crime for youth to possess or use marijuana, it will remain a crime for adults to provide marijuana to youth, it will remain a crime to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana. It will be a civil infraction to consume marijuana in public or advertise marijuana. Only private recreational and medicinal use by adults is allowed. Is our state at a “tipping point” in the attitudes regarding marijuana use and possession? I think so. I think people are frustrated by the collateral consequences of marijuana violations under federal law and I believe state law alone should fix the penalties for a state law violation. I recognize that the adoption of Initiative 502 may create a conflict between federal and state laws, which can be problematic for a prosecutor, especially for a border community with the presence of federal law enforcement. While conflicts with federal law should be avoided whenever possible, I will adopt policies that are consistent with the will of the voters and the protection of a safe community.

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Meet and greet with Dan Matthews, Republican candidate for Congress, 3 to 5 p.m., Orcas Senior Center.

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To San Juan County Residents For more than a decade, Cimarron Enterprises has served as the transportation bridge for solid waste between the San Juan Islands and the mainland. The county council voted to privatize operation of its Orcas Island transfer station. Cimarron is ready to build on our proven service record and established relationships to maintain this essential service.

The Cimarron team offers demonstrated expertise in: • Transportation, disposal, and stewardship of solid waste and recycled materials • Transfer station operation • Management of waste services and multi-faceted projects

Cimarron will lower solid waste fees and provide: • 15% reduction for San Juan Sanitation customers • Retains current staff and provides for additional local jobs in proposed sorting line • Saves self-haul option for Orcas customers and reduced rates • $150,000 in upgrades to improve traffic flow, safety and operational efficiency • Coordinated program with San Juan Sanitation and County • Award-winning recycling and disposal facilities • Innovative approaches to reducing solid waste and maximizing recycling and reuse • Support of local efforts to expand recycling and reuse

Cimarron Enterprises offers San Juan County residents and county officials the best opportunity to meet its goals with high-quality, uninterrupted service. Please urge the country commissioners to complete the contract with Cimarron as recommended by the vendor selection committee. Cimarron looks forward to lowering solid waste and recycling fees for all county residents.

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Kings on to playoffs The Kings youth football team is heading to the playoffs. After a big win against Sedro Wooley, 47-3, the Orcas Kings have earned themselves a spot in the NCYFL senior playoffs. They will play Ferndale in a location yet to be announced.


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Volleyball stays strong Vikings endure by MARTY ZIER Sports contributor

The Vikings beat Concrete 3-1 on Oct. 11 and then played in an all-day tournament on Oct. 13 that matched the Vikings against Bear Creek Academy, the number two team in the state. Despite losing, Orcas played tough. The team later beat league rivals the Shoreline Christian Crusaders for the first time this year. Orcas finished the tournament tied for second. On Oct. 16, the Vikings easily beat Cedar Park Christian. On Oct. 18, Senior Night, the girls played against the high-ranking LaConner Braves. Losing the first match

25-14, the Vikings rebounded in spectacular fashion the second, winning 25-23. The Vikings remained strong in the third game up 5-0, but LaConner tied the game at 12 with the duel lasting until a 23-23 tie. The Braves then got the last two points. The Vikings lost the fourth game 25-8, but were ecstatic about winning a game against La Conner for the first time in at least seven years. “In over 20 years of coaching volleyball this was the best senior night I have ever seen,” said coach Gregg Sasan. On Oct. 26, the girls play in the league playoff tournament.

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Viking senior Rylan Date tackling a LaConner player. by MARTY ZIER Sports contributor

The Vikings hosted the league leading LaConner Braves Saturday at Dahl field on Oct. 20 in a rough 40-0 loss that tested the Orcas team’s resilience, conditioning and inner strength. The tight and well-coached Braves hit the field with a quick, organized no-huddle offense, designed to keep a rapid pace meant to tire out the Orcas defense. Sporting a team of nearly 40 players, the Braves offense started the second half just as strong, testing the youngest Orcas defenders, including freshman Kyle Masters, Mackey Cardinell and Pasha Bullock. But even after questionable hard hit by the Braves that put Viking Spencer Crow to the sidelines, the young Orcas crew never wavered, limiting the Braves to two touchdowns in the second half. Coach Scott Harris said he was impressed with juniors Joey Susol, Keenan O'Brien and Demitri Pence with their determination in such a challenging game. Orcas has a week to regroup for Concrete, another strong league contender. The home game is on Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.

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To the Editor:

Endorsements: council race and school bond I

t’s an endorsement we’ve been mulling over for months: the Orcas West County Council race. It has been a difficult decision because both candidates, Rick Hughes and Scott Lancaster, are very qualified for the position. Both are businessmen in the community. Both understand critical county issues. Both are dedicated to community projects. Both say they are committed to helping the islands’ economy. We have watched Lancaster tackle tough issues on the school board with intelligence and hard work. Hughes has implemented the Drug Take Back program at his pharmacy and helped bring We’re appalled at reports trash cans to Eastsound. that political signs have the two are pretty been taken down. Please be While evenly matched, it appears respectful of others’ rights Hughes has the slight edge. He seems to have more “big to express their opinions. picture” knowledge when it comes to business and development. Hughes’ work at ESPN and Disney give him more large business knowledge, although it could be argued that Lancaster’s several decades of running hardware establishments gives him an understanding of local commerce. Both candidates are strong and either one will do an admirable job representing Orcas Island on the county council. But Hughes has been involved in a diverse range of local activities, including the cider and mead festival and the PTSA. We like his energy for the job and think he will bring fresh, innovative ideas to the council table.


e wholly endorse the $11.9 million bond on this November’s ballot. After two failed bond attempts, this is a significantly pared down version of the previous measures. The money will go towards recommendations made by a committee of local contractors and architects. The firm Mahlum has designed a concept that keeps the existing foundation and calls for remodel work in the middle school, library and cafeteria. A satellite building will be constructed for tech education. That site will also be used to house students when construction is taking place. The bond is for 20 years. The terms are 26 cents per thousand. If approved in November, the tax will go into effect in 2013, but the bonds can be sold as soon as the measure is approved. School administration has worked hard to reduce the scope of the bond. The district received energy grants for heating and plumbing improvements to the elementary building and the siding of the high school. The grant money was matched by local donors and a loan from Cashmere Bank. The school paid back its loan this year with money from a $1 million, one-year capital projects levy approved by voters last November. The school is making headway in repairing its dilapidated buildings. This bond is a critical piece of that puzzle.

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Concern about terminal I’m writing to express my concern about the Gateway Pacific Terminal proposed for north of Bellingham by Peabody Energy (Peabody Coal) and Seattle-based SSA Marine. The negative impacts that coal trains and the burning of that coal would have on people, air, water, and local economies are not worth the relatively few jobs that might be created. I’m concerned about enormous single-hulled tankers loaded with coal and diesel fuel navigating daily through the heavily-trafficked straits around our islands. These Capesize ships have the worst accident record in the industry and, unlike oil tankers, are not required to have a local pilot or tug escort. One oil spill could devastate our marine life and local businesses. Pollution and health impacts aside, this coal terminal is a bad idea economically. We need to put on our 21st century thinking caps, envision and create the kind of energy-related jobs that will support local businesses and a healthy environment. Shipping millions of tons of coal around our islands to be burned in Asia is a poor jobs plan that ignores the challenges of pollution and climate change and passes on way too many costs to us. Now is the exact moment that we can make a difference. The Army Corps of Engineers is asking for comments on our concerns about negative impacts that this terminal could have on our health, environment and economy. I urge people on Orcas to attend: a scoping comments workshop on Thursday, Oct. 25, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Orcas Fire Hall; and the Environmental Impact Statement Scoping Hearing at Friday Harbor High School, 12-3 pm on Saturday Nov. 3. This is a Public Commenting Period to governmental agencies to review impacts, similar to commenting before permitting is done in the county. Workshops will also be held on Lopez (Oct. 24, 5pm) and San Juan Island (Oct. 25, 12 p.m.). Shuttles will be taking people from the ferry to Friday Harbor High School on Nov. 3. It’s very important that we show up. You can get more background information at Sharon Abreu Eastsound

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Hughes for council We have an opportunity to elect a “representative” instead of a politician. The other day, Rick Hughes called me to get my opinion on a piece of legislation that he thought may affect my business! He explained that since I was in the district in which he is a candidate, he would like my opinion. What a concept! I don’t know about you, but in my 66 years, no politician or candidate has ever bothered to ask for my opinion. This guy wants to represent us, not just dictate to us. I believe Rick to be an honest person and I know he wants to see businesses and jobs flourish on our island. If you want to know more about him, ask one of his employees about his character. Paul Garwood Orcas Island

Lancaster for counciL Ann and I are liberals, but in the last 20 plus years Scott Lancaster and I have “worked” on each other’s rough edges (he is a Republican), as friends will. We both have come to the aisle and softened our “points.” I have watched him on the school board and other non paying community support groups to get things done. Ann and I believe that some of the “gay rights” or “prayer in school” or even “right to life” are put forth to separate us – to take our eyes off the real problems. As a county, as a nation it is the time to “pay our debt” to solve past mistakes and join together – as we must to do these very necessary and tough fixes. Please cross the aisle and join us all for a solution with Scott Lancaster. Steve Rush Eastsound Scott has “stood the test of time.” He has been married 24 years, lived on our island for 20, has two children either graduated from Orcas Island School District or soon to be graduated. He IS local. He knows our community and San Juan County government. Scott has been a business owner and manager in our community for 17 years. He has been a member of the San Juan Builders Association, and Kiwanis and is a past president on both boards. He has proven his worth through community involvement. He has the pulse of Mailing/street address P.O. Box 758, 217 Main Street, Eastsound, WA 98245 office (360) 376-4500 classifieds (800) 388-2527 fax (360) 376-4501

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the community. In addition, Scott has been an Orcas Island School Board member for seven years and has been the chairman one of those years. He has “stood the test of time” he has been there when needed, he is local, he is community minded. Scott is asking us, the voters, to elect him as the District 4 Council member and we should. His experience and his roots are from a strong local foundation. Vote Scott Lancaster, District 4, San Juan County. Larry Vandermay Orcas Island

Yes for scHooL bond We urge you to vote YES for our schools! Never in our memory has a proposed school bond been dissected, examined, discussed and finally, endorsed by so many people who know and/or care about building safety, health, structural strength, integrity and learning environments. Never has the need for upgrades been examined so closely. To the possible disappointment of the small boy we observed digging termites out of a corner outside of the music room, our middle school, library and cafeteria/music room buildings and classrooms need serious rehab and upgrade! The school district and school supporters have gone a long way to secure grants and awards to support the upgrade efforts. In addition, the district has re-examined and analyzed the construction needs to find the most reasonable and economic way to address such things as ADA compliance, seismic integrity, energy efficiency as well as effective learning requirements. Now it is up to us to support our children’s learning by voting yes to this $11.9 million bond that will replace the construction levy expiring this year. Environment does make a difference in learning. We believe our kids deserve our best efforts in making sure that learning takes place in safe supportive classrooms and buildings. Please join us in a yes vote for the kids! For more information about this bond, please visit: Kevin & Nancy O’Brien, Coleen O’Brien Orcas Island

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LETTERS FROM 7 I am urging you to support the Orcas Island schools by voting yes on the Orcas Island School District Proposition 1, in the upcoming Nov. 6 election. The Orcas Island School District board has been

working hard the past few years to insure that our students will have a safe and healthy environment in which student success is strongly supported and encouraged. A couple of years ago and with the efforts of the administration staff, we

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were able to win an energy upgrade grant in the amount of $900K. We were also successful, thanks to you the voters, in obtaining a matching bond. Together these funds allowed us to revamp the plumbing and heating systems in the 1949 building; the elementary school. The upgrades were done, on time and under budget. Teachers and parents have commented that the elementary school has never been this comfortable to be in in the winter months and the water is not rusty. This matching bond will be repaid by the end of this year. Earlier this year, and thanks to the efforts of our own Senator Kevin Ranker and others, we were awarded a state grant for $1 million to replace the siding on, and the windows in, the high school building; we will also be able to resolve some foundation issues with the Waldron school building. This effort is ongoing and will be finished by November. The siding on the high school will fix weathering and construction defects that were not addressed in the early 1990’s when the building was built. Proposition 1 on the November ballot is for a construction bond in order to continue the progress in making sure that our schools

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are safe and healthy. The board, after studying this issue since 2004 when I first joined, has been struggling to find a resolution for the 1980s buildings; the middle school, library, and cafeteria. These buildings are decrepit, have not enough insulation in the walls, the heating systems have never worked right, the rainwater seeps in behind the siding, the classrooms are dark, and engineers have told us that the buildings will be hazardous during earthquakes and so on. The bond measure on the ballot is to fix these problems through rehabilitation. After examination by local building professionals, they recommended to the school board that the foundation, and as much of the existing structures, remain. We took that recommendation and this bond represents that approach. So this election is about the community’s need to have safe schools for our students and staff and about you trusting that the board and administration will deliver, as promised, long lasting, low maintenance, safe and healthy buildings, under budget and on time. Thank you for your continual support and please vote yes for Orcas Island School District Prop. 1. Tony P Ghazel School Board Chair Our children are our future! The children of Orcas Island deserve to learn in a safe environment. I have two grandchildren who live here on Orcas, and they have many years


of learning ahead of them in our schools. This construction school bond on our ballot will rehabilitate classrooms of the 1980s. It not only will be used for classrooms but also upgrade the library and the cafeteria and music rooms. Our school needs and deserves this long overdue help. The school board has done it’s homework and by using the expert advice of local contractors and architects, have found a way to keep costs as low as possible. This new bond will replace the capitol levy expiring this year. Our property taxes will stay the same but extend for 20 years. Please vote YES for the bond and remember that the children of Orcas Island ARE our future and they deserve that safe environment. Jane Heisinger Orcas Island

No to CRC changes We are writing to express our strong opposition to propositions one and two. When we moved to Orcas in 1998, the three man council was facing the state required decisions resulting from the voters decision to voluntarily become part of the growth management act. The requirements were unpopular and burdensome, and highlighted for the first time the “bad fit” of this act for a small rural county. The council repeatedly postponed and delayed meeting the deadlines. Two against three “cliques” developed, policy swings and inconsistencies were frequent, and

the work burden seemed overwhelming. Now we are asked to return to that same threeman council by the commission elected to “review” the voter approved change in this system. Also, we are asked to give up having an independent administrator with executive authority that has provided some balance and consistency in local government. We fear this will return us to the days of the council representing not the good of the county, but of its constituent islands. In all levels of government, the principal of democracy is one- man one vote. Adopting the proposed changes would give the same representation to one sixth of the population (Shaw/Lopez) and to the one half that lives on San Juan and the one third that lives on Orcas. It would also, by reducing the number of representatives, alter the closer relationships voters have developed with their council members. The fact that we have been able to speak directly to Richard Fralick has invigorated our interest in and knowledge of county issues. Please reject these proposals and let our present system continue. If you are unhappy, change your representatives, not the constitution of your government. John Mazzarella Orcas Island

Yes to CRC changes Since a number of my fel-

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LETTERS FROM 8 low council members are speaking out in regard to the charter propositions, I feel compelled to share my perspective. That said, I will serve San Juan County in whatever way the voters choose. I support all three charter propositions. Proposition 1 will improve our charter with county-wide elections for all council positions. This will ensure that council members have a county-wide perspective and county-wide accountability. Council members are most effective when they pay particular attention to the needs and concerns of their district while at the same time being responsive to all citizens, understanding the issues county-wide, and considering the county-wide implications of all decisions. This has been my practice during my first term on the county council. I work 50 to 60 hours a week and make myself available to anyone in the county seven days a week. One reason why I support the three-member council component of Proposition 1 is that this will require that all council meetings and the decision-making processes be noticed and open to the public. This is imperative if the charter is to be a means for the citizens of San Juan County to assert greater control over the actions

of county government (as stated in the preamble to the charter). I support Proposition 3, which will require all council meetings, even subcommittee meetings, to be noticed and open to the public. The main reason for my support of Proposition 2 is budgetary. As hard as it has been to address this recession with budget cuts, workforce reductions and concessions, and the requests to voters for more revenues, it will be much harder to exercise the discipline that will be required to maintain a sustainable budget when the economy improves and to appropriately allocate any additional revenues. The county administrator’s job description is imbedded in the charter. The former county administrator frequently raised the issue of the lack of resources for him to accomplish his job. The charter as it now exists gives a future county administrator the basis to demand a larger share of county resources in order to comply with the powers and duties specified in the current charter. This will not necessarily be in the best interests of the citizens given other county priorities. The charter will be improved by Proposition 2. County government would still benefit from a professional administrator in the form of a county manager. The county council would develop a job description for the county manager

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that can take into account the resources available, the current county priorities, and the potential for more collaboration, and, more importantly, economic efficiencies, among the other elected departments. Please join me to improve our charter by approving all three charter propositions. Lovel Pratt County counciil, SJ

Remember Prop. 3 You have read a great deal about charter amendments 1 and 2, but not much about the third proposal. Proposition 3 will ensure better transparency in county government by requiring that all meetings of the county council and its subcommittees must be properly noticed and open to the public. Exceptions include discussions of personnel issues, real estate purchases, and a few other areas, per the RCWs. Transparency in government is essential to assure

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NUNEZ FROM 1 he said he loves everything about the work and that there is nothing comparable in Mexico. It’s been 14 years since he has been home and he’s unsure of what lies in his future.

Is there hope? In June, the Obama administration said it would stop deporting illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children if they met certain requirements. It has also directed steps to shield those with clean records and community ties – a low priority for deportation. But, Obama has been criticized for an increase in deportations of illegal aliens in recent years. “Slowly things are happening,” said Jack about immigration reform in the U.S. “But will it happen fast enough for us?” The Helsells have little hope left for Nunez as time is running out. Short of a change in immigration law,

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Nunez & the Helsells at the West Sound Lumber Company. the Helsells don’t know of any other solutions. “He represents to me what America should be looking for in its citizens if it wants to be the best country,” said Pete. When Jan talks about how important Nunez has been in their lives she runs her hand over a black and white photo of him. She will frame the picture and place it on a wall of the sawmill when Nunez is gone “We’ll probably cry more than Nunez when he leaves,” said Pete. “He is pretty accepting.” Perhaps it’s because his time on the islands has felt like a dream and he’s not

surprised to find himself waking. “There is nothing I can do,” he says with a shrug. His brown eyes glitter as if there is more to say but the words aren’t worth spending because they won’t change anything. Nunez may be deported in just a few months, but his mark on the community will not only be left in memory but in the beams of the Stage on the Green, on the planks of wood on the Channel Road Bridge and the barns and homes of various islanders. “This was the best time of my life,” Nunez said.

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letters FROM 9 fairness. Washington has a very strong Open Public

Meetings Act. This legislation means that the public’s business is conducted in public – warts and all, that the deliberative process for legislation is as open and


transparent as possible, and that citizens can participate as fully. This wasn’t an issue for our county under three commissioners, since any two constituted a quorum and the OPMA obviously applied. Things changed when the charter went into effect and there were six council members. The six-

member council initially formed subcommittees with two or three members that could meet in private to study an issue in depth and compose a weighty recommendation to the entire council. The council relied on a preliminary legal opinion by the county prosecuting attorney, who thought that


the OPMA did not apply to subcommittees. Several months later, he pursued the issue in greater depth and concluded that subcommittee meetings were subject to the act after all. Shortly thereafter, the county council voted to make this their official policy. So, it’s moot now, right? Wrong! The charter needs

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“I plan to vote Republican because of the massive hole in the federal budget. Government spends far more on entitlements ($2.17 trillion in 2010) than governance ($1.37 trillion in 2010), much of it with borrowed money – our national debt now exceeds $16 trillion.”

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to protect open public subcommittee meetings. If the prosecuting attorney could, in good faith, advise the council first one way and then another, then nothing but the good will of the council (or the threat of litigation) prevents a vote to eliminate transparency. County voters need to tell the council that we believe in governmental transparency. Period. I hope that you will vote to pass all three of the charter amendments. Regardless of your position on Props. 1 and 2, I strongly urge you to vote for Prop. 3. Moana Kutsche Orcas Island

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“To preserve the honor of America. Republicans will secure Medicare and the needs of seniors. Republicans will strengthen our ailing economy by bolstering small businesses and decreasing government spending. By supporting incentives for charitable giving to individuals and to generous organizations, Republicans will care for the needy here at home and around the world. Republicans will lead America with pride, and will respect our world-wide allies. Republicans regard our environment as a trust to keep and protect. Join us. Vote Republican.”

~ Darlene

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Keeping it all in the family ‘Too good to be through’ is the motto for this mother-daughter team by COLLEEN SMITH ARMSTRONG


Debra Post and Keri Lago of Cherry T’s children’s consignment shop.

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Two Women Meld Talents And Become Good Friends Teri Williams says some of her best friends started out as clients, and Sandi Friel is a perfect example. In 2003, while working at a local Real Estate office and running Permit Resources at the same time, Teri met Sandi, who was vacationing here from Florida and looking for her dream property. By 2006, when Sandi relocated to Orcas, Teri had opened her own real estate brokerage. Sandi eagerly put together a marketing plan and got her real estate license. Now, nearly six years later, the pair continues to hone their synergistic skills, thrive in a tough economy and look forward to a long and fulfilling future together as business partners and friends.

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ot many people get to work with their best friend every day. Debra Post and Keri Lago are a mother-daughter duo who own Cherry T’s kids’ consignment store. The women say they feel lucky to run a business together. “We pick up where the other one leaves off,” Post said. “We support each other. It works so well.” Adds Lago: “And we finish each other’s sentences.” The shop opened in June 2010 in Eastsound. In early 2011, the business moved to the corner spot in Templin’s Center and is now known for its colorful window displays. “One mom said driving past the windows is like Chuck E. Cheese for her kids,” Lago said. Prior to opening the shop, Post was a real estate agent with her husband Rusty for 16 years. She was also a bookkeeper and private secretary. Lago has five children with her husband Ed, who works at OPALCO. The store has gently used clothing,

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Denise Wilk runs a charter business and a gift shop in eastsound


by Cali BagBy Staff reporter

enise Wilk and her husband, known as Captain Dan, have spent a combined 29 years as island residents. This year they celebrate 22 years as operators of Eclipse Charters, their tour and whale-watching business. This year also marks their 22nd wedding anniversary. And with all those years have come plenty of life lessons. “We have learned to be successful through commitment, being consistent and hanging in there through thick and thin,” she said. “We both have skills that complement each other and together we do most of our own work on the boat … We both have learned to give and take what we need from each other.” Denise has had many accomplishments, such as being named Educator of the Year by the Sustainable San Juans 2010 awards.

The Wilks have also made it to the silver screen. In the 1993 movie “Free Willy II,” Denise and Daniel played the “Coastal Marine Patrol,” captaining their 56-foot Orca Express charter boat. And with plenty of experience under their belts, the Wilks decided two years ago to open the Eclipse Charters Wildlife Store next door to the Nest and beneath the Windermere headquarters. “We are able to educate people about the stewardship of whales, wildlife and the nature of the islands,” Denise said. “We have been able to get more people out on the water with the store in Eastsound and our store at the ferry landing.” Denise has selected a variety of native offerings, including wood carvings, silver jewelry, silk screened art, rain jackets, delicate silk-blend scarves in deep blues, greens and mauves, books on native legends, small decorative magnets and brightly hued post-

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Denise Wilk with her new sales associate, Dutch, a miniature schnauzer.

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Virginia Erhardt, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

I was born in Long Island, N.Y., and after leaving there in 1960, lived in various parts of the country, on both coasts. In 1977, I moved to the Atlanta area and after living there until 2009, my partner of 33 years and I fulfilled a longterm dream, moving to Orcas, which feels more like “home” than anywhere we’ve ever lived. Three of our grandchildren live not far away, on the mainland, with the oldest in Houston, where his wife is just finishing medical school. We have taken great delight in engaging in many outdoor activities, often with our dog. We are fortunate to have been so embraced by the Orcas community. Prior to becoming a psychologist, I raised my children, provided services to returning Vietnam POWs and their families, was Legal Advocate at the Atlanta Council on Battered Women, and was a Welfare and Food Stamps Case Worker for Family and Children Services. My doctorate in Clinical Psychology is from a very humanistic program at Georgia State University. I have provided psychological services at Ridgeview Institute, Emory University Counseling Center, the Atlanta V.A. Medical Center, and Shepherd Spinal Center. In 1992, I opened my private practice in the Atlanta area.

Since moving here, I have enjoyed giving to the community in various ways.I’ve loved reading to children at Salmonberry School and volunteering in various other ways through the Lion’s Club. I have taught a number of classes at the library. Most concerned self-hypnosis; several focused on helping people, via self-hypnosis, to become slimmer and healthier. Another class was for people who had recently experienced relationship endings they didn’t choose. It gives me great pleasure and satisfaction to engage with islanders in this manner, donating the proceeds from my classes for the purpose of purchasing additional titles for the library. I am certified in Clinical Hypnosis by the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), the training and certifying body associated only with licensed medical and psychological professionals. I have extensive training in sex therapy and have presented at many conferences in this country and abroad about topics related to human sexuality and relationships.

I love my work and the private practice I’ve developed in Eastsound, and plan to continue in a comfortable state of semi-retirement for a long time. Much of my work involves hypnosis for weight management, smoking cessation, artistic, academic, and athletic performance enhancement, anxiety reduction, self-esteem issues, and pain management. I also enjoy working with people to enhance their relationships, dealing with both general issues and sexuality. I have particular expertise with sexuality and chronic illness, sexuality and disability, and gender variance in adults, adolescents, and children. An interest I have developed in the past five or so years is in Asperger’s Syndrome in adolescents and adults. For more information, visit my web site at www. If you have suggestions for classes you might like me to teach at the library, or if you would be interested in discussing setting up an appointment, please email me at, or call me at 317.4555.

cards. The Wilks started collecting art on their first trips to Canada and Alaska. Seeing the old villages and totem poles sparked an interest in indigenous people. It was important for the Wilks to educate people that Orcas was a summer home to Lummi and Samish tribes and others long before the first Caucasian settlers arrived.

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“It takes commitment, but we are slowly collecting original works of native and non-indigenous artists instead of copies made overseas,” she said. “We hope to help tell a story about how First Nations people influence the island spirit.” The store has also given Denise an opportunity to use her business skills. She grew up in Port Townsend, where her family had a store and restaurant in a small marina. It was there that she learned about business

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JILLERY After selling her jewelry at the Farmers’ Market for several seasons, Jill opened “Jillery” on Main Street over four years ago. What began as a showcase for her jewelry along with the work of local artisans has truly grown. Now you’ll find a plethora of accessories and gifts… a selection far too wide to describe here. It’s a “MUST SEE” collection of beautiful, unique and whimsical surprises where you’re sure to find something for everyone at prices that are ALWAYS affordable.

at a young age. “This was good training for our endeavors here on the island,” she said. “I think the two businesses go hand in hand.” And she enjoys being her own boss, on and off the water. She mainly works at the shop and on behind the scenes aspects of the boat business, like booking tours. “Over the years we have worked our way up to our dream boat, the Orcas Express,” Denise said. “We

CHERRY FROM 12 shoes, sports gear and costumes. It also features kidrelated clothing and hair accessories that are made on the island. More than 350 families consign with Cherry T’s. The women say because they receive so much inventory, they are very picky about what goes on the floor. “There are so many treasures – you never know what you will find,” Lago said. “We would love to see more teens come in. We invite them to tell us what they’d like to see.” Their customers range

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A piece of art from the Eclipse Charters Wildlife Store.

enjoy people and this job gives us the opportunity to be out on the water doing what we enjoy.” The store is open through the winter on most days from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can stop in and browse or visit with Denise’s newest sales associate – a miniature schnauzer named Dutch.

from young families to grandparents to tourists who forgot that all-important swim suit. Orcas Family Connections, Camp Orkila and Readiness to Learn at Orcas Elementary also has an account with Cherry T’s to purchase clothing for those in need. In addition, some kids have their own accounts to buy clothes, which Post says helps teach them an important life skill of shopping on a budget. “There isn’t a day that goes by where someone doesn’t say ‘I am so glad you’re here,’” Post said. “And the community benefits from having a vibrant store on the corner.”

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iving on Orcas Island keeps me busy, engaged and during this past year has allowed me to pass along the support and love I have received over the past 14 years since I moved here. The milestones reached this year have been well worth the challenges of operating both a nonprofit and a corporation on small islands. To me personally, the most rewarding endeavor that has made a positive impact on Jill Blankenship our community has been the continued growth and expansion of Orcas Angels. As one of the original founders, it has been so rewarding to see this vision come to fruition and to know our programs are helping in so many different ways. I invite you to get involved in the community and to visit out our website to learn more about what we do: I’d like to share some of the highlights that have meant so much to me this year from the Frontline Call Center business side. • Frontline Call Center competed at the Mud Run 2012 in Carnation, WA for an amazing team building experience. • Frontline Call Center has taken to date – 3,902,381 calls! • In March of 2012 we opened another office in Friday Harbor and are proud to be able to provide quality jobs for our neighboring islanders. • Frontline Call Center won “Global Customer Advocate” at the in Contact User Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah this month where I was a presenter. In addition to all the wonderful things that have happened this year I want to thank the following Orcas Island women who have supported the businesses and worked alongside me: Tracy Leahy, April Nance, Sarah Wesen, Chelsea Marks, Chanda McKeaver, Bridget Wright, Sarah Coffelt, Liz Longworth, Lori Gates and Dyan Holmes.

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A group of women storm the British Parliament demanding suffrage. Twenty-four of them are arrested.

Canadian and British women are granted the right to vote, although in Great Britain a woman must be over age 30. The U.S. government reports that 1.4 million women work in war industries. After World War I these women are forced out of industrial work.

1909 In New York, shirtwaist factory workers go on strike. The International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union and the Women’s Trade Union League work together in support of the strike.

1911 Marie Curie is awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for the isolation of pure radium. by COLLEEN S. ARMSTRONG



heir footsteps echo in the corridors of history, but we rarely hear them. As a young woman living in the 21st century, I don’t often think about the sacrifices of those who came before me. I take it for granted that I can vote, achieve my goals, survive on my own income, choose whether or not to start a family. I can dress how I please, I can voice my opinion, I can file for

divorce. And on the isolated occasion that I do feel discriminated against because of my gender, I brush it off because it has no relevance. There will always be ignorant people in this world. It is my choice to internalize it or move on to something else. But when I pause to really consider history, I feel an earnest and intense kinship with the women who pioneered my rights decades ago. They took the real risks. They were strong in the face of challenging deep


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social traditions. And the shocking part – and this is true for Civil Rights as well – is that it wasn’t very long ago that our cultural fabric was based on severe restrictions to human rights. As we salute our modern business women in this special section, we also pay tribute to those who laid the way for our success. What follows is a timeline of notable events in the history of women, courtesy of Encyclopedia Brittanica.

1800 The U.S. logs the highest birth rate worldwide, 7.04 children per woman.

1833 Oberlin


Institute (later Oberlin College) is founded in Ohio as the first American college to admit men and women on an equal basis.


1912 Juliette Gordon Low founds the Girl Guides (later Girl Scouts) in the United States. By 1927 there will be a troop in every state.

1920 The Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is signed into law, giving women the right to vote. Despite death threats from the Ku Klux Klan, Mary McLeod Bethune begins a voter registration drive for African American women. The University of Oxford admits its first full-degree female students.


Largely through the efforts of suffragist Kate Sheppard, New Zealand becomes the first country to grant women the right to vote.

1913 Norwegian women win the right to vote. In 1915, Danish women win the right to vote.

More than six million American women who entered the workforce during World War II are pushed out of their traditionally male jobs at the war’s end.




British tennis player Charlotte Cooper wins the first women’s gold medal at the Olympics.

In Russia, Princess Eugenie Shakhovskaya is the first female military pilot. She flies reconnaissance missions.

1904 In French law, women are no longer permanent minors.


1917 The United States Navy hires 12,000 women as clerks in the same job classifications and for the same pay as men. This is so that it can send men overseas.

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that women cannot be excluded from juries because of their sex.

1986 The U.S. Supreme Court upholds affirmative action on the basis of race or gender.

2002 Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Golden Jubilee, marking 50 years on the throne.

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Thank you to our women in business for making Orcas Island such a special place! Your contributions to the community are incredible. – The Islands’ Sounder

Jean Bried, PA-C: “My craft is promoting sound lifestyle goals.” Chris Gill/WestBoundary photography

Clockwise from front: Colleen Smith Armstrong, Gail Anderson-Toombs and Cali Bagby.

The women of the Islands’ Sounder newspaper are a close-knit group. They truly love what they do. Circulation manager Gail Anderson-Toombs lives aboard a trawler with her husband Bob and two cats named Sammy and Sophie. Staff reporter Cali Bagby enjoys rock climbing, bike riding, backpacking and singing. Publisher and editor Colleen Smith Armstrong is an avid reader, has three dogs and participates in Orcas Crossfit.

Jean Bried, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant at Orcas Medical Center. She trained and worked in primary care, adult medicine and surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, before moving to Orcas Island with her husband, Michael. Jean welcomes female and male patients of all ages, from pre-teens to seniors, and believes in helping patients take good care of themselves. “Maintaining our general health and participating in preventive measures is valuable for both men and women throughout our lives,” she said. “Whether this involves making a small but tough change or continuing a healthy lifestyle, we recognize and own that moment.”

“You are the captain of your own ship.” “Each of us has an opportunity every day to do something beneficial for our health,” said Jean. “You are the captain of your own ship; my main job is helping you navigate.” Jean has extensive experience in family medicine, women’s healthcare, family planning and pregnancy counseling. At Emory, she also studied chronic disease epidemiology and preventive medicine and has a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. Orcas Medical Center is at 7 Deye Lane, next door to Orcas Center.

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The San Juan County Economic Development Council will present a free half-day workshop for small businesses and entrepreneurs on San Juan Island on Monday, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the community room of the San Juan Island Library in Friday Harbor. The course material will be presented by James McCafferty, of the Economic Development Association of Skagit County. Advance registration required. Call 378-2906 to reserve your space, or email

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The women of Orcas Fire and Rescue

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Pictured above are the women firefighters and EMTs of Orcas Island Fire and Rescue. From left to right: Division Chief Val Harris with EMTs Dove Dingman, Jaylin Peacock, Jenole Peacock, and Kari Schuh. Not pictured: Patricia Ayers, Hilary Canty, Jennifer Corbin, Robin Dyer, Rachel Harvey, Rita Harvey, Jessica Haug, Maria Nutt, Lindsay Schirmer, Jill Sherman, Heather Thomas and Beth Wangen. Orcas Fire is currently seeking volunteer firefighters to serve the community. Application packets are available online at or at the Eastsound Fire Hall and should be turned in by Nov. 7 to be eligible for the upcoming winter academy. All are invited to an open house on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon at the fire hall.

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For the love of style

New owner of Aurora’s consignment store is looking ahead to a future of helping people find their fashion by COLLEEN S, ARMSTRONG


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Sonya Hiltner is the owner of Fashion Fairy, previously known as Aurora Company.


he’s a Southern gal with a flair for fashion. As a lifelong consignment shopper, Sonya Hiltner says purchasing the Aurora Company was a dream come true. “Having the store is like getting to play dress up with your girlfriends all day,” said Hiltner, who purchased the shop from Barbara Wixom in late August. Now called Fashion Fairy Consignment, the space in the Our House Building received a facelift. It now has three dressing rooms, fresh turquoise paint and more floor space. Hitlner has also decorated the interior with fairy treasures and revitalized the clothing displays, allowing customers to browse more easily. Hiltner says the shop carries everything from little black dresses to Carhatt pants – plus plenty of costumes for Halloween.

“I am trying to arrange it where it has a more flowing atmosphere and is filled with quality clothing, accessories and jewelry,” she said. And the “Man Cave” across the hall has more of a selection as well as new socks and underwear. For 30 years, Hiltner was in corporate business management in Alabama. She was also a single mom with three children and shopped at consignment stores. “It’s the only way I could afford to dress in my nice suits and heels for work,” she said. Hiltner moved to Orcas seven years ago because of a long-distance relationship with Thomas Hiltner. “I fell in love with Orcas before I even landed,” she

said. “I knew this was home whether Thomas was or not – luckily he was.” The two married later that year and Sonya started a property care and cleaning business. But Aurora’s always called to her. It was the first store she ever set foot in on Orcas, and Wixom had Hiltner in mind when she decided to sell the business after 15 years. “Many people have asked me for fashion help even before the store,” Hiltner said. This winter, she plans to hold “makeover” evenings twice a month. You can enter your name in a drawing and receive a hair and make-up session, an outfit and a photo shoot, courtesy of Fashion Fairy.

A little fashion history 1900-1920: Skirts were long and full, with a small train like today’s wedding gowns. When the war began in 1914, attention and materials were drawn away from design, and significant fashion developments stopped. 1920-1940: For the first time, women wear pants and short skirts. By the early 1930s, the hardships of the Great Depression create more conservative trends. 1940 – 1960: Due to World War II, drabness and uniformity in clothing became popular. Buttons for any apparel were limited to three per clothing item. 1960 – 1980: Bell bottoms, increasingly short miniskirts and hot pants, and blue jeans are all the rage. This is a time of diverse fashion. 1980 – present: Welcome to the world of expensive designer clothing and women embrace casual, comfortable clothing styles.

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Dr. Claudia Kawas to speak Rock climbing and war

by CALI BAGBY Staff reporter

Dr. Claudia Kawas, pictured above, has been working in the field of aging and dementia for almost 30 years. “It’s an oxymoron to say that the older I get, the more interested I am in aging,” she said. About a decade ago, Kawas found data that showed people over 90 were the fastest growing segment of population in most of the world. She said this remarkable demographic is the result of extending life expectancy by 27 years over the past century.

“But little is known about people who live this long,” she said. “In addition, most of us feel that living long isn’t the only important thing, we also want to live well. So I have been trying to learn from our oldest old citizens what we can do to increase our chances of doing both.” Kawas now oversees “The 90-plus Study,” initiated in 2003 at the University of California, Irvine, to study the oldest-old, the fastest growing age group in the United States. She will share major findings of the ongoing study at the Orcas Center, Sunday Nov. 4, 2 p.m. Her talk will discuss factors associated with longevity and delves into questions like what makes people live to age 90 and beyond, what types of food, activities or lifestyles are associated with living longer and what are ways to remain dementia-free in your 90’s? The 90-plus Study primarily investigates certain

lifestyle and dietary factors, and some cardiovascular factors such as hypertension. “We have some surprising results that I will share,” said Kawas. “We also are studying the brain tissues of these people, which has taught us a lot about thinking as we age, and are beginning to do genetic studies.” The lecture is part of the Crossroads Lecture Series, which brings speakers to Orcas Island to share their expertise. The study has encompassed more than 1,600 people, some in terrific shape, others not. “Definitely, contact with so many 90-plus and 100-plus-year-olds has affected me deeply, although the ways are hard to summarize in a few words,” she said. “Suffice it to say they continue to teach me a lot.” Tickets are $10 at Darvill’s Bookstore or at the door. Visit www.orcascrossroads. org for more information.

get pre-production rolling. Go to and search “Samara Shaw” for more information. Supporters receive rewards, including downloads and or/CDs from Orcas musicians. A large group of islanders are involved in the project, including Dustin Fox, Sharon Abreu, Ben Sheppard, Davis Limbach, Freddy Hinckle,

Mariah Dimich, Katie Grey, Prabhupad, and Ione Angeles.

Local woman to develop new musical for Orcas Island Orcas resident Samara Shaw, pictured at right, has launched a campaign to develop a full length musical she has written for the stage titled “The Shift.” It is a modern day story about “our collective transformational process,” and is almost ready for production. Shaw is raising capital for rewrites, workshopping, to set up a website, and to

Persian Rugs Accent Accessories, Antiques, Gifts, Jewelry, Orientalia, Furniture LOCATED IN OUR HOUSE MALL (360) 376-4538 KAY MORGAN MILLER OWNER I have enjoyed seeing the community thrive and being an active volunteer in many organizations. My shop focus is to have just the right thing for my customers – from antiques, collectibles, furniture, accent accessories, jewelry, Persian rugs (which are a particular interest of mine), and other treasures of the heart – to help give our lives more sparkle. I’ve been in business on Orcas since 1974, which probably makes it the oldest business on the island.

by CALI BAGBY Staff reporter

(Editor’s note: Before working as a reporter for the Sounder and editor of the Islands’ Weekly on Lopez, Bagby was an embedded journalist with the Army and Marines in Iraq and Afghanistan.) We all break into laughter as the driver swears his undying love for Lady Gaga. Then something explodes beneath us. The vehicle swerves to the right. The truck commander radios to the rest of the convoy that we’ve got a flat tire. Suddenly other armored vehicles encircle us and the tire is changed instantly, as if we were at a NASCAR race. But the mechanics wear armor. Their large black M4 carbines are strapped over their sweaty backs. They work rapidly because no one knows what dangers lurk in the desert – snipers and IEDs are contestant companions of war. But I find the situation hilarious. I am a journalist and the only female for miles in the middle of the desert and the biggest news I’ve had in weeks is a flat tire. Sometimes things are too bizarre to be scary. As we pull away from the side of the road and onto the endless stretch ahead of us, I wonder if I should feel something else. I spent 11 months in Iraq. My mind labored there in the isolation of concrete and barbwire. I returned home to organized four-way stops, manicured lawns and children riding bikes under leafy trees. I felt the phantom limb that was Iraq. I did not miss the disturbingly hungry looks of male soldiers, the groping hands in dark helicopters or the sneers of “Why is she here?” when I wanted an interview. I had three strikes against me: I was female, a civilian and a journalist. Despite everything, I did miss the possibility of something happening. So in my depression, I turn to rock climbing to cheer myself up. I’m no hardcore free solo climber. All it takes is 70 feet and some slab to freak me out. But I love it. So when a climbing trip presents itself, I say yes. We start the climbing trip driving in the darkness. My friend Darrell’s headlights reveal the Joshua trees standing still like monsters with hairy arms. Three of us, freshly returned from a year in Iraq, are

Bossy’s Feltworks

boring Garrett, a recent biology graduate from Montana, about our war stories. Natalie, a MEDEVAC Blackhawk pilot, Darrell, a MEDEVAC Blackhawk crew chief and I have a whole list of gripes. We rant about soggy vegetables in the chow hall, temper tantrums and all the constant grumblings. We haven’t seen much blood and gore, but we’ve been isolated – cut off from our familiar worlds. My year as an embedded journalist with a MEDEVAC unit and an infantry unit came with its empty thrills of running to the concrete bunker when mortars were coming in, even if they were 25 miles away. Most of the time was spent wondering how to fill the day. The horrors of our deployment were subtle, full of walls, not just the concrete barricades or the thin tin of the trailers we called home, but also the walls we built to keep others out. Everything in Joshua Tree National Park, Calif., is alive. Lumps of green and reddish shrubbery fill up the wide spaces. Monuments of rock jut out in all sorts of directions as if some great giant boy placed them like building blocks. My return to rock is not exactly graceful. A year away from granite and basalt makes me clumsy and unsure of my steps. My legs shake as I ascend the first climb. Over the next few days we travel to Red Rocks, Nev., where the red rock walls nestle between the desert floors and the brown hills are dusted with snow. Natalie and I break away from the guys and call our climbing adventure the “Estrogen Hour.” Up I go, leg shaking, breath cramped inside my ribcage and my heart thumping. Four days later I finally feel comfortable again on rock. Yet on the last climb of the day, a gust of wind knocks a contact lens out of my right eye. Without depth perception I have to feel the rock below with my fingers before stepping up. An hour later, back in the warmth of the van, I continue describing my terror on the rock. By now all discussions of Iraq have dissolved for more entertaining topics. Several days later I am home. I feel a nagging sense of depression. I start to look for my next job. My first location choice: Afghanistan.


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Women in history These Orcas Island women were important figures in the develop of the community by TOM WELCH

Orcas Island Historical Museum

Sarah Jane Fry Tolerance and welcoming acceptance are natural traits of pioneer women, and in the early days of white settlement on Orcas Island in no one was this more true than in the person of Sarah Jane Fry. Born in New York in 1837, Sarah first came to the island in 1870 when she and her husband, John N. Fry, built a log cabin and settled on a homestead in Eastsound. One of the first white women on Orcas Island, Sarah became well known for her hospitality, her willingness to help others, her invaluable service as a midwife, and her dedication to temperance. In those days there was

no dock or other landing site at Eastsound, so all new arrivals had to disembark at the Langdon lime kiln dock some four miles from the head of the bay. Orcas Island was virtually roadless at that time, so the newcomers had to lug their belongings over a rough trail to Eastsound and find a place to stay. Fortunately for them, there was always a warm welcome awaiting them at the Fry homestead, which Sarah ran somewhat along the lines of a boarding house. John and Sarah Fry had seven children: two sons and five daughters. One daughter married E.V. Von Gohren, who was later the central figure in the development of the hugely successful orchard business on Orcas Island. John Fry became Justice

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of the Peace at Eastsound, which position no doubt proved helpful some years later when Sarah joined forces with “Reverend” Sydney R.S. Grey to convince a man busily engaged in building what was to become the first saloon in Eastsound that such an enterprise was not welcome on Orcas Island. It is a testament to her strong belief in temperance that the saloon-builder soon decamped for other shores. Sarah Jane Fry passed away on May 24, 1900, at her home in Eastsound, and is interred at Mt. Baker Cemetery. Sarah Jane Fry passed away on May 24, 1900, at her home in Eastsound, and is interred at Mt. Baker cemetery. We cannot know the intensely personal details of a person’s life in those

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 • The Islands’ Sounder

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The women of the Fry family, who homesteaded on Orcas in the late 1800s. early settlement days and can only make imperfect judgments from the testimony of others, but it is perhaps very telling that Sarah Fry’s obituary noted that “... she was beloved by all for her motherly kindness and unbroken patience through many trials and tribulations which few could have borne as long as she did.” We can only imagine.

Jane Willis Barfoot-Hodde Jane Willis BarfootHodde turned 97 years old on Dec. 8, 2010. A longtime benefactor and volunteer at The Orcas Island Historical Society and Museum, Jane also donated the funds that paid for the new Entrance Gallery at the museum.

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When the museum decided to honor those special people who have made significant contributions to Orcas Island history, Jane was unanimously chosen to be the first recipient of the Historian of the Year Award. Jane Willis was born on Dec. 8, 1913, at the Willis family homestead near Obstruction Pass on Orcas Island. The Willis family farm was founded in 1868, and is one of the few family farms in Washington State that has been in continuous operation for more than 100 years. They have also been honored and recognized by the National Weather Service for their longstanding operation of an official Weather Station at their farm. The youngest child in her family, Jane received her elementary education

at the Olga schoolhouse. Education has always been an important part of the Willis family tradition – Jane’s mother taught at the Newhall school in the days before Rosario was established at Cascade Bay. Jane worked for many years at the school in Eastsound, and later operated a very popular Secondhand Store at Barfoot’s Blockhouse in Olga. Jane also enjoys a very prominent reputation at the Washington State Grange, where she has been a member for the past 75 years. The Orcas Island community has benefited greatly by her contributions to our island society, her love for our history, and her exemplary service as a role model for each of us.

Floral & Gift Boutique An opportunity to work at a resort on Orcas Island for the summer brought me here 30 years ago. Nest was created 7 years ago after having spent a LOT of time working in Restaurants, Hotels, B&B's and making pottery. Nest provides flowers for all occasions - Birthdays, Prom, Anniversaries and of course Weddings. Orcas themed gift baskets, unique gifts , houseplants and delivery is offered as well. In addition to the ongoing loyalty of my local customers I also have my partner Dave Page to thank for my success.

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2012

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Halloween’s origins date back more than 2,000 years to the Celtic holiday Samhain (SAH-win). Halloween is inspired by the night before Samhain, when spirits were thought to walk the Earth as they traveled to the afterlife. Fairies, demons and other creatures were also said to appear during this time. On Orcas, ghosts might not be making an appearance, but there are plenty of spooky events to fill your Halloween calendar. Just keep your eyes peeled for any spirits still celebrating Samhain.

Friday, Oct. 26 to Weds. Oct. 31 The Scarecrow Festival is open to merchants in Eastsound Village and island-wide. The winning ribbon will be given to the scarecrow that most depicts the business it represents. Post pictures of your scarecrows from onset to finish on the Facebook page “Life on Orcas Island” on www. For more info, call Ginny Lu at 376-2900.


Saturday, Oct. 27

Great Pumpkin Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eastsound, an event full of family fun. 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., pumpkin carving contest with prizes, cookie decorating at Wildflour Bakery. At the Episcopal Church lawn there will be scarecrow making, face painting, pumpkin bowling and hot cider and cocoa will be served. 1 - 3 p.m., old-fashioned hay rides in the downtown Eastsound loop. 3 p.m., Darvill’s Bookstore will host spooky story telling.

late in the afternoon. Trick-or-treating for books at the library is from 4 to 7 p.m. Kids can pick out a book, through a generous grant from Friends of the Orcas Island Library, and have their picture taken. For info, contact Nita Couchman, Children’s Librarian, at 376-4985. Monster movie: “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” 7 p.m. Odd Fellows Hall, free. Annual Halloween Dance, 8:30 p.m. – midnight, Odd Fellows Hall, $10 for adults, $5 for kids. Music will be by Tiempo de Lopez and there will be prizes for best costume.

Wednesday, Oct. 31 The Orcas Science Club hosts a heritage and locally adapted fruit tasting, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Funhouse. Science club students and Kwiaht science advisers will answer questions about the study of apple and pear nutrition, genetics, propagation and chemistry (funding for this project provided by the Orcas Island Community Foundation). Contact Kwiaht botanist Madrona Murphy (kwiaht@ for more info. As always there will be Trick-or-Treating in Eastsound

A Kung Faux Ninja Circus Arts Extravaganza!

Halloween candy for kids Every year, children from Orcas Island come to the Bonnie Brae OPAL community to trick or treat and receive Halloween candy. The community is accepting candy donations or financial donations towards the purchase of candy. Either can be dropped off at the OPAL office on the corner of Lover’s Lane and Enchanted Forest Road.

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PANCAkE bREAkfAsT: 8 a.m.

4 to 6 p.m., Orcas Island Museum, goodies, refreshments and door prizes.

p.m., Orcas Center. Tickets are $25, $19 (Orcas Center members), $11 students,

- 12 p.m. American Legion Hall. Meal includes eggs, bacon or sausage and all

you can eat buttermilk or honey-wheat pancakes. LEAdERshIP sAN jUAN IsLANds:


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Open house, 1 to 3 p.m., Orcas Island: Heartwood House, 71 Langell Ln.

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p.m. in the “old gym” at the Orcas Public School.$2 to drop-in or register at www. Everyone 16 and older is welcome. Call Orcas Parks and Rec at 376-7275 for more information.

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photographers submitting work to the November show at Orcas Center must bring their work in between 10 a.m. and 2 p,m.

PARks ANd REC AdULT VOLLEybALL: 7:30 to 9:30

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of The American Legion are sponsoring bingo to benefit Kaleidoscope Preschool and Childcare Center. Bring the family out the first Thursday of each month, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., starting Nov. 1. Each game is 50 cents and winnings are half the pot.

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p.m., Emmanuel Parish Hall. LGBT and F, 7 to 8 p.m., Emmanuel Parish Hall.

AL-ANON: Old Emmanuel Parish Hall, 5:30 p.m. sTORyTIME: For kids, 10-10:30 a.m., Orcas Library.

FRI., ONgOINg ALCOhOLICs ANONyMOUs: ‘Back to Basics,’ Orcas Community Church, noon to 1 p.m. ‘As Bill Sees It,’ 5:30 to 6:30

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p.m., Eastsound fire hall. sTORyTIME: Orcas Library children’s storytime at the Farmers’ Market, 11:30 a.m. ALCOhOLICs ANONyMOUs: Steps 3, 7 and 11, 8 to 9 a.m. and Saturday Sober Meeting, 7-8 Alcoholics anonymous: 5:50-6:30 p.m., Emmanuel Parish Hall. LIONs CLUb: Weekly lunch, 11:45 a.m., Legion. IsLEshARE TIMEbANk: For orientations, call coordinator Morgan Meadows at 376-9213. ThEOsOPhICAL sTUdy GROUP:

Indralaya Library, 7:30 to 9 p.m. For further information call Rosalyn at 3766765.

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Warm up with holiday song “Rock on the Rock Singers” and “Musical Theater Youth Troupe” is returning to the Orcas Center for holiday concerts directed by Grace McCune. The “Musical Theater Youth Troupe” will meet for a four-week series starting Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This group will then perform on the Village Green for the Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, Dec. 7. It is for ages six to 16. The “Rock on the Rock Singers” will meet starting Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. This group will then culminate in a perfor-

mance at the Orcas Center on Sunday, Dec. for the OffCenter Local Artist Showcase. The holiday songs for this concert will range from John Lennon’s “Happy X-mas” to Elvis Prestley’s “Blue Christmas.” Rehearsals for both groups will be held at the Orcas Center. To register for either class, show up on the day and time of the first class. There are no auditions. The cost is $40 for the four-week series. Email with any questions.

Turtleback adds 140 acres The San Juan Preservation Trust has acquired a property on Orcas Island that will add more than 140 acres to the Turtleback Mountain Preserve and permanently protect the entire ridgeline of the mountain. Turtleback Mountain was widely presumed to have been completely preserved in 2006 when – thanks to an outpouring of public support – 1,578 acres of the mountain were saved from development. The 30-acre “head” of the turtle, which was donated to the trust in 1990, is separated from the preserve by a privately held 111-acre property. The owners had begun to prepare this property for residential development when

LSJI open house Leadership San Juan Islands is a county-wide program that fosters leadership skills such as facilitation, collaborative problem solving, and public speaking as well as the analysis of local systems related to governance, economics, social services, history and culture, education and the environment. LSJI will hold an open house about its 2013 training. The five-month course begins in January and finishes in May. • Oct. 28, 1 to 3 p.m. on Orcas Island: Heartwood House, 71 Langell Ln. 1 to 3 p.m. Applications are available as a download from the website. Deadline for submissions is November 19, 2012. For more information see:

they learned of the preservation trust’s interest. The parties agreed on a price of $1 million. The trust identified $600,000 towards the purchase price, including $500,000 from its own investment funds and $100,000 from four lead donors. After a summer fundraising effort, the trust’s board of trustees unanimously agreed to proceed with the project. With $990,000 now committed, the trust continues to fund-

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Orcas Family Health Center Accepting New Patients

Thank you - we are still growing! The staff and board of Orcas Family Health Center would like to thank the community for its continuing support.

raise to meet its total project goal of $1.15 million. The $160,000 outstanding balance includes funds needed for the purchase and trail building expenses and a stewardship endowment. With this acquisition, the Turtleback Mountain Preserve will expand to include both the 111-acre purchased property and the “head.” The trust plans to work with the land bank to merge these three properties into one single preserve.

Call for artists

The Orcas Center Art Show for December is named “Puppets and Wearable Art.” The Visual Arts Committee invites all interested artists to display their work that month. The take-in date is Nov. 28, the reception date is Dec. 1 and the take-out date is Dec. 19. This show will be tied to the Orcas Center’s streaming presentation of the opera, “The Magic Flute.” Call Bev Leyman at 376-6811 for info.

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Mildred Sandwith Mildred Louise Sandwith passed peacefully in her sleep early Monday morning Oct. 15, 2012 after watching the Sunday night football game and cheering about the Seahawks’ win over Brady’s New England Patriots, in her apartment at the Village at the Harbour in Friday Harbor, Wash. By her choice and pre-arrangements, her body was immediately transferred to the University of Washington School of Medicine, for

medical and surgical teaching and research. Though she will be immensely missed by a huge family and many friends, especially those interested in sports, she continues to give to all by willing her body to medical science. Eventually her ashes will be cast over the grave of her beloved by all husband “Pat” Perry John Sandwith, who passed March 3, 1985. At 97.5 years young Mildred still was very active at “communicating,” contributing to the San Juan Historical Society, playing bingo, exercising and watching and “critiquing”

all sports – especially tennis. Just two years previously she was ADAMANT about operating her riding lawn mower to help mow her own lawn on the farm she and Pat worked and where they raised their family of five children and where she resided until late last year. Mildred worked for attorney Sam Buck, for the fish cannery, and then for San Juan County engineers and contractors as an accountant/bookkeeper. Pat and Mildred’s five children produced 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. After decades of living and caring for herself in her

farm home, with the help of family and periodic nursing, during the last 10 months she lived in her apartment at the Village, after a few EMT assistance/flights, hospital and convalescing stints. At each facility, she received great care from family, medical care givers such as Dr. Gossom and many more too numerous to mention, as well as many young and old friends. Mildred was born to Lyle and Agnes (Wright) King on May 14, 1915, in the old Sam Bridges house on Guard Street, interestingly where her first two of five children were also born.

She Staunchly defended any “opinion” that was identical to her own! Her advice to “older people” is, “Obey your doctor.” She did not smoke nor consume alcohol, which helped protect her health and life to 97.5 years – a good and healthy lesson for our young as well as “older people”! A celebration of her life is being planned for Nov. 17, at 1 p.m. in the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church, with a reception to follow. A full obituary is to follow. In the meantime more info about Mildred Sandwith is on the site about her 95th birthday party May 2, 2010

in Friday Harbor: http:// lifestyle/93704709.html. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mildred Sandwith’s name to any of the following: 1.) The Frank Wilson EMT Association, PO Box 1243, Friday Harbor; 2.) San Juan Historical Museum, PO Box 441, 323 & 405 Price St., Friday Harbor; and 3.) The Seattle Children’s Hospital: Commemorative Giving Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation or Commemorative Giving Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation, PO Box 5371 Seattle, WA 98145

woman inside and out. She leaves behind her sons, Daniel Riley Gray, his wife, Deborah Sue, Gregory Brian Gray, and Michael Allen Gray. Grandsons Justin Daniel Gray and Legend Ichabod Gray, brother

Orland Sunquist, sister Joanne Schwall. Em was preceded in death by her husband Ed Herreres, her precious son Mark, her brother Kenneth and her parents. Emelie will be missed

so much by her sons, her daughter-in-law and all her friends and family who loved her. We can all take comfort knowing that she is walking in heaven with Mark and Ed, and her parents and her brother.

and Mike. Later she was married to the love of her life, Edward Herreres. After

his passing, she moved up to Orcas Island to help her son Dan open and operate “Orcas Island Taxi.” Em lived at the Longhouse in Eastsound until health problems made it necessary to move into assisted living and subsequently live the rest of her life out at Life Care Center, surrounded by loving family and wonderful staff. Em was a beautiful

Emelie Virginia Herreres (Sunquist)


Emelie passed away peacefully at Life Care Center in Sedro Woolley surrounded by Hospice and her loving nurses on Oct. 12, 2012. Em was born to Ernest William and Virginia Nuit Sunquist on Oct. 28, 1936 in Sacramento, Calif., where she had four wonderful sons, Dan, Greg, Mark





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Church Services EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL Parish of Orcas Island Eastsound (by the water) Bishop Craig B. Anderson, Rector Baptisms & Weddings SUNDAYS: Holy Eucharist 1st Sunday in month - 10:00 a.m. Other Sundays - 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. Church School & Nursery THURSDAYS: 12 noon Rector’s Forum & Holy Eucharist 376-2352

10:00 a.m. Sunday 7:00 p.m. Testimony Meeting First Wed. of the month Orcas Elementary School Library 376-5873


ORCAS ISLAND COMMUNITY CHURCH Madrona Street, Eastsound Sunday Worship Services 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m., with a Nursery & Sunday School Pastor Dick Staub Pastor Scott Harris Pastor Grant Myles-Era 376-OICC


Benjamin Ray Crane Benjamin “Ben” Ray Crane, 48, of Eastsound Wash. and formally of Challis, ID, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 in Eastsound. He was born on March 2, 1964, the son of Earl and Hazel (Skeen) Crane. Ben grew up in Challis and was an active outdoorsman. His great joy and first priority were his four daughters, after the death of his first wife. He was a taxidermist and also a heavy equipment operator. Ben was an amazing single parent, who would do anything for his girls, who he included in everything he did, includ-

ing hunting, fishing camping and taxidermy. He was a jokester whose laugh was infectious. Ben moved to Eastsound, Wash. 14 years ago, and just recently married Kristen Bickmore, a longtime companion. Ben was truly an honest, fun and loving man who will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Kristen; daughters, Colleen and Tiffaney Crane

2nd and 4th Sundays at 11:00 am West Sound Community Hall All are welcome!

of Long Beach, Calif., Jessi Crane of Idaho Falls and Stephanie Crane who has been missing since 1993; step-sons, Austin James and DJ Bickmore; mom, Hazel Crane of Challis, ID; brother’s and spouse, Alfred Crane of Belgrade, Mont., and Rob and Cindy Crane of Challis, ID; sister Patty Sensabaugh of Challis, ID.; grandmother Georgia Skeen of Challis, ID; mother-in-law, Joan Brooks of Aberdeen, Wash. and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Oct. 16 at the Orcas Community Church in Eastsound. A graveside service was held on Oct. 19 at the Challis Cemetery in Challis, ID. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, Wash. and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Ben, please sign the online guest register at

ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC CHURCH ORCAS St. Francis Church in Eastsound Mass 1:00 p.m. Sunday

LOPEZ ISLAND Center Church Mass 4:30 p.m. Saturday

LUTHERAN CHURCH IN THE SAN JUANS Sunday Sunday Sunday 11:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 1:15 p.m. St. David’s Church Center Church Emmanuel Church 760 Park St. 312 Davis Bay Rd. 242 Main St. Friday Harbor Lopez Island Eastsound Pastor Anne Hall 468-3025 •lutherans anjuans @rockis

We invite service men and women to treat yourself and your family to a memorable getaway. Visit Leavenworth in November and enjoy special military discounts throughout the city.

Residential & Interior Design

Bonnie Ward ASID, IIDA 376-5050

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 • The Islands’ Sounder


Fall healing arts fair is near

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The Medicare Enrollment Page 27 Deadline is December 7.

Wednesday, 2012welcomes • The Islands’ Sounder WWW.THEISLANDSSOUNDER.COM The Healing Oct Arts24, Center everyone to attend the “Fall Healing Arts Fairâ€? on Nov. 3 to 4. This fundraiser, offered twice a year, allows clients to try practitioners’ services at a greatly discounted rate. The rates are $45/hour or less, and some services are offered by the half-hour at $25. All funds raised from the fairs go to the nonprofit organization and support the historic Eastsound building. Call 376-4002 to reserve an appointment.

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the benefit information provided herein is a brief summary, not a comprehensive description, of available benefits. for more information, contact the plan. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. benefits may change on January 1 of each year. a sales person will be present with information and applications. for accommodation of persons with special needs at sales meetings, call 1-888-734-3623, 48 hours in advance. ttY users should call 711. Regence blueShield is a Health plan with a Medicare contract. Regence blueShield is an independent licensee of the blue Cross and blue Shield association. H5009_SWPa4Wa aCCePted Real Estate for Rent San Juan County


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Real Estate for Sale San Juan County

Real Estate for Rent San Juan County


FOR SALE BY OWNER Rare Olga home offered. Older double wide 2 BR mobile on half acre. Bordering preservation land. Detached 2-car garage and two storage buildings. Great starter opportunity!! Reasonably priced. 360-376-6747. Find what you need 24 hours a day.




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80’ OF WATERFRONT! Furnished! 2 King size bedrooms & bathroom. Also loft bedroom space. Fireplace. Electric heat. No pets. No smoking. $1,200/ month plus utilities. 206-525-2255.

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1 BR, 1 BA COTTAGE with North Beach view! Private location. Woodstove, deck & yard. Water, sewer included. $600 month plus electric, $250 deposit. No pets. 206-414-6621.



VIEW 1 BEDROOM Charming Carriage House. Woodstove, porch, washer, dryer. No smoking in or out, no pets. Available November to May/June 2013. $575 month plus utilities. ALSO: 2 BEDROOM, 2 bath mobile home on 1 acre. Completely rebuilt. Huge deck, near golf course. Washer, dryer, dishwasher. $695 plus utilities. Call: 360-3176004 Orcas

RESIDENTIALS FOR RENT: SAN JUAN ISLAND Afterglow Beach Waterfront. Desirable low bank beachfront lot with 2 bedroom/2 bath manufactured home. Sunny lot with NW exposure to stunning summer sunsets. Nice deck, carport. Close to Roche Harbor Marina & Resort. W/D, D/W, N/S, N/P, F/L/S $900 Located on an Acre of sunny property, the two bedroom, 1.75 bath home faces south, has vaulted ceiling in living and dining room. Hardwood floors, wood stove, deck and small fenced area by house. W/D, D/W, N/S, F/L/S $1200 Beautiful Log Home – 2 BR, 1.5 BA, and cozy built-in Captain’s beds in loft area. Gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, custom touches throughout. Wood stove. Ponds, garden areas, fruit trees on 7 acres. D/W, W/D, N/S, pets negot w/dep, F/L/S $1500 Call Susan Barkshire (360) 378-8600 or email Orcas Island

4 BEDROOM, 3 7 acres with a the Olympics. from ferry. (360)376-8009

Real Estate for Rent San Juan County

Real Estate for Rent San Juan County

Real Estate for Rent San Juan County

RESIDENTIALS FOR RENT: SAN JUAN ISLAND Cabin in the Woods – Studio sized with sleeping loft, deck, and space for extra storage. W/D, N/S, pets negot w/dep, F/L/S $575 Home in Town – Lots of new updates in this 3 BR, 2 BA home with large deck and nice yard, 1-car garage. D/W, W/D, N/S, pets negot w/dep, F/L/S $1150 Waterfront Condo at Roche Harbor – Furnished 1 BR plus loft, 2 BA condo with fireplace, deck, views to the water and resort, community hot tub, D/W, W/D, N/S, pets negot, F/L/S $825 Country Home on Acreage – Two BR, 2 BA with 2-car garage and walk-out lower level. Deck, yard, on over 4 acres, D/W, W/D, N/S, pets negot w/dep, F/L/S $1050 Call Susan Barkshire (360) 378-8600 or email

RESIDENTIALS FOR RENT: SAN JUAN ISLAND In Town Upstairs, 2 BR 2 BA apt, wood floors, private setting with balcony W/D , D/W, F/L/S, N/S, N/P. $950 Sunny Location in Town: One BR, 1 BA apt with W/D. F/L/S, N/S, N/P $775 Roche Harbor - 2 BR, 3/4 bath home with nice big yard and deck. Large separate dining room and walk-in closet in master bedroom. W/D, N/S, N/P, F/L/S. $750 Close to Town – 3 BR, 2.5 BA home with 2-car garage, yard and deck. D/W, W/D, N/S, pets negot w/dep, F/L/S $1200



COTTAGE ON Horse Farm. Charming, one bedroom, furnished with eat-in kitchen, surround windows in living room, patio, privacy and beautiful views. Built in 2000, warm, old fashioned charm & energy effecient. $795/ month. NO smoking, no pets, lease. Call Kate 360-376-4642 or email

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bath on view of 1 mile $1,200.

SEASONAL RENTAL. Large Home. View 4 bedroom, 2 bath. Private, Close To Eastsound, Deck, Brand New Kitchen, Fully Furnished. $1,600. 206-284-6000


DOWNTOWN 2 BR Home. Close to Friday Harbor High School. Full kitchen, washer, dryer, private deck, storage garage. $775 month. Pets considered. First, last, deposit. More information 360-378-8637 or



Available Now. 2 BR 1BA apartment. Sunny location with private deck. Close to town. Quiet setting. Recently updated with granite counters and new cabinets. W/D, DW, No smoking. $750 includes water, sewer and garbage. Large Sunny 3 BR, 3.5 BA Rosario Highlands home on almost 2 acres w/ small orchard. Partially furnished. Detached garage. 2nd kitchen downstairs w/ family room. Wood, propane, electric heat. W/D, D/W, N/S, no pets. $1300.

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Home in Town – 2 BR, 2 BA home with fireplace, W/D, D/W, large deck. N/S, pets negot w/dep, F/L/S $950 Call Susan Barkshire (360) 378-8600 or email Visit our web site for great deals WA Misc. Rentals Duplexes/Multiplexes FRIDAY HARBOR

Call Helene Picone (360) 376-8000 or email

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SMALL IN TOWN Apartment. One bedroom, one bath, kitchen and living room with wood stove. No pets. No smoking. Utilities included. $750/ month, $750/ deposit. Call 360-3784864 after 5pm.

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Commercial Rentals Office/Commercial


Employment General

_ ADOPT _ college sweethearts, successful business owners, athome-parents, home cooking, unconditional LOVE awaits baby. Expenses paid. 1-800-6168424

LOPEZ ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT Seeks qualified applicants 2012-13 School Year FINANCE MANAGER .6 FTE, 3 days per week


Responsibilities include all financial reporting such as monthly reports to the school board, year end financial statements, budget prep and monitoring, etc., plus supervision of payroll, HR, AP, AR, and purchasing, audit coordination, and grant coordination. This position works with the superintendent on bond and levy planning, union negotiations, and “big picture� financial recommendations. Accepting applications until filled. For information or an application packet please contact Christina at 360-468-2202 ext 2300 or AA/EOE


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*Prime, In-Town* Office/Retail $300 per month 216 SF, Parking Great Terms Excellent Location!

ADOPT: College Sweethearts, Successful Business Owners, at-home parents, home cooking, unconditional love awaits baby. Expenses paid. 1-800-816-8424. Patty & Sean.

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Second floor office for lease; 250 sq.ft. $300 per month includes utilities. Call Children’s House 360-376-4744.

financing Money to Loan/Borrow

LOCAL PRIVATE INVESTOR loans money on real estate equity. I loan on houses, raw land, commercial property and property development. Call Eric at (800) 563-3005.


CASH NOW!! RECEIVING PAYMENTS from Mortgage Notes, Structured Settlements, Contest annuity or Cell Tower Lease? SELL PAYMENTS NOW! NYAC 1-800-338-5815 (void CA, NY) CREDIT CARD DEBT? Discover a new way to eliminate credit card debt fast. Minimum $8750 in debt required. Free information. Call 24hr recorded message: 1-801-6424747

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ANNOUNCE your festival for only pennies. Four weeks to 2.7 million readers statewide for about $1,200. Call this newspaper or 1 (206) 634-3838 for more details. Found ORCAS ISLAND

FOUND CAT: on 10/15 in West Sound area. Friendly short haried Tabby/ Tortie. Call to I.D. and claim: Orcas Animal Shelter 360-3766777


LOST: CAMERA. Last seen approx. 9/22/12 in the downtown Eastsound, Buck Park, North Beach Road and Mt. Baker Road areas. Canon Power Shot Digital. Please call with info. Pictures hold great sentimental value! 360-3763114 LOST: CAT, in Olga/ Doe Bay area. Female, White, short hair with Yellow Green eyes. Last seen October 7th. Please call 360-3761011 with info. Reward for safe return.



Reach thousands of readers by advertising your service in the Service Directory of the ClassiďŹ eds. Get 4 weeks of advertising in your local community newspapers and on the web for one low price. Call: 1-800-388-2527 Go online: or Email: classiďŹ ed@

Part time, on call, Job Coach needed for San Juan and Orcas Island

Support people with disabilities on the job. Must pass criminal background checks, have reliable transportation. Send resume to Visit our web site for great deals REPORTER The Bainbridge Island Review, a weekly community newspaper located in western Washington state, is accepting applications for a parttime general assignment Reporter. The ideal candidate will have solid reporting and writing skills, have up-to-date knowledge of the AP Stylebook, be able to shoot photos and video, be able to use InDesign, and contribute to staff blogs and Web updates. We offer vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays. If you have a passion for community news reporting and a desire to work in an ambitious, dynamic newsroom, we want to hear from you. E.O.E. Email your resume, cover letter and up to 5 non-returnable writing, photo and video samples to Or mail to BIRREP/HR Dept., Sound Publishing, 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 106, Poulsbo, WA 98370.

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REPORTER Reporter sought for staff opening with the Peninsula Daily News, a sixday newspaper on Washington’s beautiful North Olympic Peninsula that includes the cities of Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend and Forks (yes, the “Twilight� Forks, but no vampires or werewolves). Bring your experience from a weekly or small daily -from the first day, you’ll be able to show off the writing and photography skills you’ve already acquired while sharpening your talent with the help of veteran newsroom leaders. This is a general assignment reporting position in our Port Angeles office in which being a self-starter must be demonstrated through professional experience. Port Angeles-based Peninsula Daily News, circulation 16,000 daily and 15,000 Sunday (plus a website getting up to one million hits a month), publishes separate editions for Clallam and Jefferson counties. Check out the PDN at w w w. p e n i n s u l a d a i l y and the beauty and recreational opportunities at In-person visit and tryout are required, so Washington/Northwest applicants given preference. Send cover letter, resume and five best writing and photography clips to Leah Leach, managing editor/news, P.O. Box 1330, 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA 98362, or email


Find your perfect pet in the ClassiďŹ eds. Employment Transportation/Drivers

DRIVER --$0.01 increase per mile after 6 months. Choose your hometime: Weekly 7 / O N / 7 O F F , 14/ON/7/OFF. Requires 3 months recent experience. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight. DRIVERS -- Inexperienced/Experienced. Unbeatable career Opportunities. Trainee, Company Driver, Lease Operator, Lease Trainers. (877) 369-7105 w w w. c e n t r a l d r i v i n g EXPERIENCED DRIVERS -- $1000 Sign-On Bonus! Excellent Regional Truckload Opportunities in Your Area. Be Home Every Week. Run Up To 2,000 Miles/Week. 866-333-1021 LOOKING FOR job security? Haney Truck Line, seeks CDL-A, hazmat/doubles required. We offer Paid Dock bumps, Benefits, Bonus Program, Paid Vacation! Call Now 1-888-4144467. Health Care Employment


DENTAL ASSISTANT We are a high tech office with old fashioned service. Experience prefered. 34 hours/wk $15-25 hourly with benefits. reply: 2EACHĂĽTHOUSANDSĂĽOFĂĽ READERSĂĽWITHĂĽONEĂĽCALLĂĽ    ĂĽ

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Life Care Center of San Juan Islands

Full-time positions available for Washington-certified nursing assistants. Long-term care experience is preferred. We offer great pay and benefits, including medical coverage, 401(k) and paid vacation, sick days and holidays. Jean Staben, Interim Director of Nursing Phone: 360-378-2117 Fax: 360-378-5700 660 Spring St. Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Visit us online at: LCCA.COM. EOE/M/F/V/D – 35655

home services Home Services Kitchen and Bath

Heavy Equipment

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PROTECTION SERVICES has on-call to permanent security positions available/flexible schedule. Must maintain safe environment. Make quick responsible decisions. 1-615-228-1701. Schools & Training

AIRLINES ARE HIRINGTrain for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualifiedHousing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-4880386

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ANTIQUE bedroom set. Beautiful Lion’s Head, from the 1800s. Double bed and two dressers. $2500. Call (206)4087427, Vashon. Electronics

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ANTIQUE WARDROBE Beautiful crown molding! 2 Pine front doors and Walnut sides! Two large storage drawers. 80� tall, and 45� wide. 20� deep which is perfect for hanging clothes. Excellent cond! Loving transported from Minesota. $900. Bainbridge Island. Call Donna for an appointment to see this functional, gorgeous piece!! 206-780-1144.

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flea market

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Food & Farmer’s Market

Musical Instruments

DIVORCE $135. $165 with children. No court appearances. Complete preparation. Includes custody, support, property division and bills. BBB member. (503) 772-5295. www.paralegalalter

SAVE 65 Percent & Get 2 FREE GIFTS when you order 100 Percent guaranteed, delivered to the door Omaha Steaks Family Value Combo NOW ONLY $49.99. ORDER Today 1- 888697-3965 use code 45069TLS or

HAYNES FLUTE, solid silver, $1500 OBO. ROY SEAMAN wood piccolo with sterling keys, $1800 OBO. Both instruments professional quality. Excellent condition. Located in Poulsbo. (360)394-1818


AKC GERMAN Shepherd puppies, bred for sound temperament and train ability. All German bloodlines. Parents onsite and family raised. $900. 360-456-0362 AKC REGISTERED Lab Puppies. Over 30+ titled dogs in the last 5 generations. Sire is a Master Hunter and Certified Pointing Lab. OFA Hip and Elbows, Dews Removed, First Shots, Deworming. 6 Males (1 Black, 5 Yellow), 6 Females (2 Yellow, 4 Black). $750 each. Call Mike, 360-547-9393 GREAT DANE

AKC GREAT DANE puppies! Health guarantee! Very sweet, lovable, intelligent, gentle giants. Males and females. Now offering Full-Euro’s, HalfEuro’s & Standard Great Danes. Dreyersdanes is Oregon state’s largest breeder of Great Danes and licensed since 2002. $500 & up (every color but Fawn). Also; selling Standard Poodles. Call 5 0 3 - 5 5 6 - 4 1 9 0 . Treasure Hunting? Check out our Recycle ads before someone else ďŹ nds your riches. MINIATURE PINSCHER Puppies For Sale. I have 5 adorable puppies waiting to come home with you. 3 Boys and 2 Girls. Tails cropped and Dew Claws removed. Born 07/30/12. Boys: $300, Girls: $400. Please call Amber Today at 360682-5030 or 775-4555979

Wednesday, Oct 24, 2012 • The Islands’ Sounder


Marine Sail


garage sales - WA Garage/Moving Sales San Juan County EASTSOUND

ESTATE/ MOVING Sale! Fine china and linens, house hold goods, tools, many, many free items. Every thing must go!! Saturday, October 27th from 9am to 3pm. Located 1.4 miles up Buck Mountain Road, to # 1505. Look for signs.

Marine Power

17’ Glass Steury 1979. Solid boat! Comes with Trailer, Strong 85hp Johnson engine, brand new 9.8 Tohatsu motor, new fish finder, new electric down rigger, new electric wench, all new seats, and many extras. Oak Harbor. $2500. (360)675-1662

Bazaars/Craft Fairs


Sat. Nov 10 & Sat. Dec 8, 9am-1pm At The SAN JUAN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Vendor Space Available! For Application Contact The Fair At 360-378-4310 or Estate Sales ORCAS ISLAND

SELLING ALL Household Goods - Glasses, Clothing and More! Saturday, October 27th, 9am to 3pm, 856 Buckhorn Road, Eastsound. No early birds, please!

Automobiles Ford

12’3�x6’ GLEN EL Design Bobcat sailboat. Marconi sail, and electric outboard included. Handcrafted wood boat in good condition! $2,500 obo. Call 360678-6684.

Reach thousands of readers by advertising your service in the Service Directory of the ClassiďŹ eds. Get 4 weeks of advertising in your local community newspapers and on the web for one low price. Call: 1-800-388-2527 Go online: or Email: classiďŹ ed@ Marine Storage

21’ SEA SWIRL including Shoreland’r Galvanized Trailer. $12,500. Ready to fish, crab or just an all out fun getaway!! Clean and well maintained! Sleeps 2. Features: 302 Ford I/O, VHF, GPS with chart plotter/ maps. 10 HP Honda kicker, electric down riggers, electric pot puller, full/ drop canvas. Friday Harbor 360378-3223. Get the ball rolling... Call 800-388-2527 today.


40’ SUB - LEASE SLIP in the easy access Cayou Quay Marina. October 1st - April 30th, 2013. Half price discount $150/ month. 360-385-7499. Automobiles Classics & Collectibles

1969 VW BEETLE. Pale Blue and is a Beauty. Original paint, 4 speed. Over $3,000 in reciepts. Fun to drive. Perfect for teenager looking for first car or VW Buff. Asking $8,000 OBO. 253-2171986 or 253-857-6162 after 5pm. Olalla/ Kitsap County area. Can email photos.

2003 FORD Taurus SE. Beautiful condition. Under 97,000 miles. All power, air conditioning. All the amenities of the SE model! Charcoal Grey Metallic. Nearly new Goodyear Radials. Babied with Mobile One. $5995 Firm. She’s Worth It! Compare with local dealers at $6600 to $7995. Whidbey Island. 360-279-1753 Find your perfect pet in the ClassiďŹ eds. Automobiles Subaru

2003 SUBARU Outback station wagon LTD, 6cyl automatic, 76,000 miles, new brakes and tires, regular maintenance with receipts, forest green. Runs like a dream. $12,000. Located on San Juan Island. (360)378-1888, (619)203-4313 Bottomless garage sale. $37/no word limit. Reach thousands of readers. Go online: 24 hours a day or Call 800-388-2527 to get more information. Treasure Hunting? Check out our Recycle ads before someone else ďŹ nds your riches.


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SAN JUAN COUNTY PUBLIC NOTICES San Juan County, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in the provision of services, in programs or activities or employment opportunities and benefits. Direct inquiries to Administrative Services at (360) 378-3870. TTD relay at 1-800-833-6388.

NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF ORDINANCES PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 the San Juan County Council enacted the following ordinance(s): ORDINANCE No. 18 -2012: Ordinance of the San Juan County Council of San Juan County, Washington, Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of Limited Tax General Obligation and Refunding Bonds of the County in the Aggregate Principal Amount of Not to Exceed $5,800,000 to finance Capital Improvements and the Acquisition of Land; Providing for the Refunding of Certain Outstanding Bonds of the county; Providing for the annual Levy of Taxes to Pay the Principal of and Interest on the Bonds; and Delegating Certain Authority to the County Administrator in Connection with the Sale. The Ordinance will authorize a sale of 14-year limited tax general obligation bonds. The proceeds of the bonds will be used to refund certain outstanding bonds of the County and pay the cost of property acquisition for the County. The ordinance identifies that this type of bond is a primary obligation of the county to pay through its existing tax levy. A total of not to exceed $7,500,000 will be borrowed for these purposes. The final maturity of the bonds will not be later than 12/1/2026. The ordinance gives instructions as to the form, execution, registration, authentication, and how the proceeds are to be used. The ordinance is filed at the office of the County Council, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA. The ordinance may be inspected and copies obtained 24 hours a day at the County website at or at the Council offices during each business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information please contact the Clerk of the County Council at (360) 3707470. This notice of adoption serves as the notice of publication required by RCW 36.70A.290(2). LEGAL NO. SJ432099 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. October 24, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SIX-YEAR TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 2013 - 2018 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Juan County Council will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving testimony on a Resolution Approving the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program 2013-2018. The public hearing will be held in the Council Hearing Room at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, Washington on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 beginning at 9:30 AM. The hearing may be continued from time to time and place to place as may be desired by the Council without additional written notice. At the hearing, members of the public will be invited to speak and/or provide written statements regarding the proposed Resolution. After the public testimony portion of the hearing has ended, the Council will deliberate and consider modifications to the Resolution that are proposed by

members of the public, county employees or the Council. The proposed Resolution may then be adopted with or without modifications. All persons wishing to be heard on this matter are encouraged to attend. Written comments may be submitted in advance of the hearing by mail or at the hearing by delivery in person. Please deliver 8 copies of all written comments to the Clerk of the San Juan County Council at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor or mail to 355 Court Street#1, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The Resolution is filed at the Office of the County Council, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA and may be inspected and copies obtained at the Council offices during each business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Resolution may also be viewed 24 hours a day at the County website at A copy of the proposed Resolution will be mailed without charge upon request. For more information please contact the Clerk of the County Council at 360-370-7470 and/or Rachel E. Dietzman, P.E., County Engineer at 360-370-0509. LEGAL NO. SJ430555 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. October 17, 24, 2012. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER PROPOSED ORDINANCES OF SAN JUAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON, SETTING THE PROPERTY TAX LEVY FOR THE COUNTY ROAD FUND, THE CURRENT EXPENSE FUND, AND THE LAND CONSERVATION FUTURES, AND TO CONSIDER UP TO A 1% INCREASE IN THESE LEVIES FOR 2013; AN ORDINANCE AMENDING FEES IN 2013 FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT; AND TO SET THE SAN JUAN COUNTY ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Juan County Council will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving testimony on proposed Ordinances setting the Property tax Levy for the County Road Fund, the Current Expense Fund, and the Land Conservation Futures and to Consider Up to a 1% Increase in these Levies for 2013; an Ordinance Amending the Fees in 2013 for the Public Works Department; and to Set the ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2013. The public hearing will be held in the Council Hearing Room at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, Washington on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 beginning at 10:15 AM. The hearing may be continued from time to time and place to place as may be desired by the Council without additional written notice. At the hearing, members of the public will be invited to speak and/or provide written statements regarding the proposed Ordinances. After the public testimony portion of the hearing has ended, the Council will deliberate and consider modifications to the Ordinances that are proposed by members of the public, county employees, or the Council. The proposed Ordinances may then be adopted with or without modifications.

County Current Expense Fund Levy Ordinance Summary: The proposed Ordinance sets the property tax levy for County Current Expense Fund at $5,172,727, which is an increase of $36,908 and is 0.72 percent over the previous tax levy. This amount is exclusive of any additional revenue resulting from new construction, improvements to property, increases in the value of state-assessed property and refunds made. Land Conservation Futures Levy Ordinance Summary: The proposed Ordinance sets the property tax levy for Land Conservation Futures at $281,141, which is an increase of $2,057 and is 0.73 percent over the previous tax levy. This increase is exclusive of any additional revenue resulting from new construction, improvements to property, increases in the value of state-assessed property and refunds made. Annual Budget for 2013 Summary: The annual budget of the County of San Juan, Washington for the year 2013, as set forth in Exhibits A and B attached to the Ordinance, which references a total estimate of revenues of $57,977, 348 and estimated expenditures of $46,978,903 for all Funds combined. All persons wishing to be heard on these matters are encouraged to attend. Written comments may be submitted in advance of the hearings by mail or at the hearing by delivery in person. Please deliver 8 copies of all written comments to the Clerk of the San Juan County Council at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor or mail to 350 Court Street #1, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The proposed Ordinances are filed at the Office of the County Council, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA and may be inspected and copies obtained at the Council offices during each business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Ordinances may also be viewed 24 hours a day at the County website at A copy of the proposed Ordinances will be mailed without charge upon request. For more information please contact the Clerk of the County Council (360) 370-7470 and/or the Auditor at (360) 378-3356 and/or the County Administrator at 360-378-3870. LEGAL NO. SJ432304 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. October 24, 31, 2012. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OBTAIN CUSTODY. Per RCW 79.100, San Juan County intends to take custody of the derelict vessels “(unnamed sailboat)”, with registration # WN5925ND in Shoal Bay on November 5, 2012 and “Illusions”, with registration number WN2227NG in Friday Harbor on November 6, 2012. After taking custody, San Juan County may use or dispose of them without further notice. To retain custody of either of these vessels before the Custody Date, the owner must: 1) obtain authorization to moor or anchor the vessel in its current location, or 2) move it to a moorage facility that has authorized the vessel, or 3) remove the vessel from the water. To redeem the vessel once San Juan County has taken custody, per RCW 53.08.320 (5) (b), the owner must commence a lawsuit to contest San Juan County’s decision to obtain

custody of the vessel, or the amount of reimbursement owed, in the superior court of the county in which the vessel was located. The written request can be submitted immediately but cannot be filed any later than the tenth day after the date of custody, which will be November 15th and 16th, 2012 respectively. The right to a hearing is deemed waived if a request is submitted late, and the owner is liable for any costs owed to San Juan County. These costs may include all administrative costs incurred by San Juan County, removal and disposal costs, and costs associated with environmental damages directly or indirectly caused by the vessel. In the event of litigation, the prevailing party is entitled to reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. San Juan County reserves the right to pursue any other remedies available under law. For more information, contact Joanruth Baumann, representing San Juan County, at 206-999-0547 or LEGAL NO. SJ430660 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. October 24, 2012. MEETING NOTICE Citizens’ Salary Commission If Proposition #1 is approved by voters in the November 6th General Election, the Citizens’ Salary Commission will meet on Thursday, November 9, 2012. The meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m., at the first floor Hearing Room of the Legislative Building, 55 Second St., in Friday Harbor. This meeting may be continued to Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at the same location. The public is invited to attend. Written submissions and agenda items for the Commission must be received by 10/26/12 to be considered. Send to CSC, 350 Court St., #5, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The meeting agenda will be available at . LEGAL NO. SJ432263 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. October 24, 31, 2012.

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING TO ADOPT A SAN JUAN COUNTY SOLID WASTE AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the San Juan County Council will conduct a public hearing for the purpose of receiving testimony on a proposed Ordinance to Adopt the San Juan County Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan. The public hearing will be held in the Council Hearing Room at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, Washington on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 beginning at 10:15 AM. The hearing may be continued from time to time and place to place as may be desired by the Council without additional written notice. At the hearing, members of the public will be invited to speak and/or provide written statements regarding the proposed Ordinance. After the public testimony portion of the hearing has ended, the Council will deliberate and consider modifications to the Ordinance that are proposed by members of the public, county employees or the Council. The pro-

posed Ordinance may then be adopted with or without modifications. A summary of the ordinance is as follows: This ordinance adopts the Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan approved by the Department of Ecology on October 5, 2012 and amends the sections of the code to omit reference to the 1996 Solid Waste Plan and reference instead the 2012 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Plan. All persons wishing to be heard on this matter are encouraged to attend. Written comments may be submitted in advance of the hearing by mail or at the hearing by delivery in person. Please deliver 8 copies of all written comments to the Clerk of the San Juan County Council at 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor or mail to 355 Court Street#1, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. The Ordinance is filed at the Office of the County Council, 55 Second Street, Friday Harbor, WA and may be inspected and copies obtained at the Council offices during each business day between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Ordinance may also be viewed 24 hours a day at the County website at A copy of the proposed Ordinance will be mailed without charge upon request. For more information please contact the Clerk of the County Council at 360-370-7472 and/or Ed Hale, Utility Manager at 360-370-0532. Legal No. SJ432297 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. October 24, 2012.

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Parcel Number Other Existing End Date End Date** Applicant / Agent Name Date of Date SEPA Hearing Hearing Hearing Project Location Required Environmental for SEPA for Project and Address Application Complete Threshold Body Place Date Island Permits* Documents Comments Comments Jodie & Bill Carter c/o The Permit 36282400 PPROV0Vacation rental of 9/24/12 9/24/12 None NA Exempt -11/14/12 Center, Bob Querry, PO Box 2573, 577 Mineral Point Rd 12-0026 3-bedroom house Friday Harbor, WA 98250 San Juan Island 162850076 Building PPROV0Construction of Donna Linn, PO Box 5332, Blakely, 10/01/12 10/01/12 NA Exempt -11/14/12 234 Airport Way Permit; 12-0029 airplane hangar WA 98222 Blakely Island SWMP Setback variance 160852106 Joseph & Noel Whatley c/o Will PVAR00Hearing Islanders from rear property 7008 Olga Rd Windish, 140 NW Sigard Hansen 10/5/12 10/5/12 None NA Exempt -11/14/12 Examiner Bank 12/12/12 12-0001 line Orcas Island Rd, Poulsbo, WA 98370 Annex Reclassify to Farm 253511004 Council POPNSPRichard C. Gerring, PO Box 266, Planning 10/4/12 10/4/12 None Farm Plan Exempt -11/14/12 & Ag Conservation 268 School Road Hearing 11/16/12 12-0005 Lopez, WA 98261 Comm. Land Lopez Island Room Reclassify to Farm 240222001 Council POPNSPEdwin and Patricia Lee, PO Box Planning & Ag Conservation 323 Kjargaard Road 10/10/12 10/10/12 None Farm Plan Exempt -11/14/12 Hearing 11/16/12 12-0006 399, Lopez, WA 98261 Comm. Land Lopez Island Room SEPA Determination: San Juan County has determined that the projects SEPA Comments: Anyone desiring Application Comments: Any file may be NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: Hearing Examiner noted above with a DNS or MDNS will not have probable significant adverse to comment on the Threshold examined by appointment during regular business meetings on San Juan Island start at 10:00 a.m., in the impacts on the environment and has issued a Threshold Determination Determination can do so by hours at the San Juan County CD&P, Courthouse Islanders Bank Admin. Building downstairs meeting pursuant to Sections 197-11-310 and 197-11-340 WAC. An Environmental submitting a written statement to Annex, Friday Harbor. Anyone desiring to room, 225 Blair Street, Friday Harbor. Planning Impact Statement will not be required under Section 43.21C.030 (2)(c) RCW. CD&P, P. O. Box 947 (135 Rhone comment on the Notice of Application can do so by Commission meetings begin at 8:45 am. Any person This determination was made after review of the environmental checklist and Street), Friday Harbor, WA. 98250 no submitting a written statement to CD&P no later desiring to comment prior to the hearing shall submit a other environmental information on file at Community Development and later than the comment date specified than the end date for project comments specified statement in writing to CD&P, PO Box 947, Friday Planning (CD&P). The County has determined that the requirements for above. The Threshold Determination above. Anyone who desires to provide testimony Harbor, WA. 98250. Written comments may also be environmental analysis, protection, and mitigation measures have been may be appealed by submitting a in the public hearing or desires a copy of the submitted at the hearing. A copy of the staff report for adequately addressed in the development regulations and comprehensive written statement of appeal along with decision for this project may do so by requesting this hearing may be obtained generally 7 days prior to plan adopted under Chapter 36.70A RCW, and in other applicable local, the basis for the appeal and a fee to such from CD&P. A copy of the staff report for this the public hearing from CD&P at the address above. state, or federal laws or rules, as provided by Section 43.21C.240 RCW and CD&P within 21 days after the end of project may be obtained from CD&P generally 7 * As directed by applicant, per UDC18.80.030.A.3.f Section 197-11-158 WAC, or as may be conditioned within any MDNS. the SEPA comment period. days prior to the public hearing. ** Suggested, Per UDC 18.80.030.B. Permit Number

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LEGALS IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SKAGIT In the Matter of the Estate of BYRON D. OTTEN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS PROBATE NO. 12-4-00347-5 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 provided under RCW 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 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Publication: October 17, 24 & 31, 2012 Personal Representative: Attorney for the Estate: ROSALIE LINDBERG LAWRENCE A. PIRKLE PO Box 574 WSBA # 18392 Eastsound, WA 98245 321 W. Washington, Suite 300 Mount Vernon, WA 98273 LEGAL NO. S430262 Published: The Islands’ Sounder. October 17, 24, 31, 2012.

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N THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN JUAN IN PROBATE In The Matter of The Estate of GREGORY ALBERT EWERT, D e c e a s e d . PROBATE NO. 12 4 05056 1 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The Personal Representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as Personal Representative of this estate. Persons having claims against the decedent must, prior to the time such claims would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, serve their claims on the Personal Representative or the attorney of record at the address stated below and file an executed copy of the claim with the Clerk of this Court within four months after the date of first publication of this notice or within four months after the date of the filing of the copy of this Notice with the Clerk of the Court, whichever is later or, except under those provisions included in RCW 11.40.011 or 11.40.013, the claim will be forever barred. This bar is effective as to claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the decedent. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of the Court: 10/8/12 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: 10/24/12 Dated this 14th day of September, 2 0 1 2 . Nancy L. Ewert Personal Representative Attorney for the Estate: Diana G. Hancock, WSBA #29325 175 Village Road P.O. Box 160 Lopez, WA 98261 (360) 468-3871 Legal No. J432272 Published: The Islands’ Sounder October 24, 31, November 7, 2012.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On November 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m., the Board of Supervisors of the San Juan Islands Conservation District will hold a public hearing at the offices of the San Juan Islands Conservation District at 540 Guard Street, Friday Harbor, Washington to hear public comment regarding a revision to San Juan County Ordinance No. 10-2005 concerning the conservation district special assessment (RCW 89.08.400(3). To conform to requirements of new state law (ESHB 2567) passed last legislative session, the San Juan Islands Conservation District is proposing that special assessments be based upon a $5.00 flat rate, plus an additional per acre assessment that would be set at five cents per acre. Interested persons may appear at the public hearing and give testimony for or against the proposed revision. Legal No. J432302 Published: The Journal of the San Juan Islands, The Islands’ Sounder. October 24, 31, 2012. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN JUAN In Re: The Estate Of GRACE ROBBINS KIDDER, Deceased. NO. 12-4-05052-8 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 provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of first publication: October 24, 2012 Personal Representative: J a n e t Booth Attorney for Personal Representative: Derek Mann & Associates PLLC Address for Mailing: P.O. Box 399, Eastsound, WA 98245 Address for Personal Service: 2 9 6 “A� Street, Eastsound, WA 98245 Court of Probate Proceedings and Cause No.: San Juan Superior Court Cause No. 12-4-05052-8 Derek Mann, Attorney for Personal Representative Legal No. J432322 Published: The Islands’ Sounder. October 24, 31, Novebmer 7, 2012.

NOTICE The Orcas Island Park and Recreation District Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing for consideration of the proposed 2013 budget at the Regular Meeting to be held at 4PM, Thursday, November 8 at the Eastsound Firehall, Mt. Baker Road, Eastsound, WA. The public is invited to attend. LEGAL NO. S419948 Published: The Islands’ Sounder, October 17, 24, 2012.

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR THE COUNTY OF SAN JUAN In the Matter of the Estate of: NIKI JEANNE BERDAN, Deceased. NO. 12-4-05053-6 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS 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 representatives 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 representatives served or mailed the notice to the creditors as provided under RCW 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 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication: October 10, 2012 Personal Representatives: Roy Leslyn Berdan Attorney for Personal Representative: Christine R. Kenady Address for mailing service: P.O. Box 107 Eastsound, WA 98245 LEGAL NO. S428132 Published: The Islands’ Sounder, October 10, 17, 24, 2012.

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