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Marina work looms

Couple puts $250K on the table to stop port’s cell tower Answer must be given by Dec. 12

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Dan Boydston drills into the concrete bulkhead to install an ADA ramp to the Langley Marina. His company, Anacortesbased Neptune Marine Construction, Dive and Salvage, was contracted to construct the ramp for disabled people to reach the marina. The project was expected to last about five days and concrete will be poured around the rebar structure Monday, Nov. 19. Much more marina work is included in the Port of South Whidbey’s 2013 budget.

Port adopts 2013 budget

Work begins on Langley Marina expansion project BY JIM LARSEN Record editor The Port of South Whidbey commissioners adopted a 2013 budget Tuesday with considerably less revenue than was received this year. There’s no mystery to the change. Earlier this year the port sold $850,000 in bonds to help fund the Langley Marina expansion project. In future years that money will appear on the expenditure side, rather than revenue. Work started this week on a small portion of the marina project — removing old pilings along the public boat ramp and installing new ones, along with floats. The commissioners adopted the smaller of two budget options. The budget option dropped included

a hoped-for grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to buy two boats, one for the sheriff’s office and one for South Whidbey Fire/EMS. “The FEMA grant looks a little shaky,” Port President Curt Gordon said Thursday. He said it’s still a possibility, but the commissioners weren’t confident enough to include the $1.06 million FEMA grant in next year’s budget. The budget adopted totals $2,110,159 in receipts. Local property taxes were raised by the legal limit of 1 percent, which will bring in $525,000 at a rate less than 10 cents per thousand of assessed value. A couple of other major local money-makers include $138,040 in revenue from Langley Marina for moorage and $37,550 from parking fees from the Humphrey Road lot above the Clinton ferry dock. Outside revenue is highlighted by several grants from various agencies to help fund the Langley Marina project, the largest being $1.2 million from Island County. Another grant for design work at Possession Beach Park totals $74,000.

The final anticipated spending total of $2.64 million is $532,000 more than the port will bring in, but Gordon said that was expected with major work on the Langley Marina scheduled to begin next year. The port will start the year with an estimated $1.12 million in cash. The port’s various parks and properties all come with a cost. Costs at the Humphrey Road lot are pegged at $23,260; Possession Point Park, $42,852; Clinton facilities, including the park and pier, $20,600; and Bush Point facilities, $18,736. The port’s administration costs for 2013 are pegged at $391,809. The largest costs are for salaries: $45,760 to pay the clerk, $66,503 for the operations manager and $63,310 for the finance manager, plus benefits. The port expects to spend $30,000 on comprehensive plan work next year. For travel, $1,000 is set aside for the three commissioners and $14,000 for the staff. The commissioners’ per diem pay for attending meetings will total $10,500.

three commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting. The offer, according to an email circulated by the Monmas, who live on Lupine Lane, Clinton, is for $250,000 to “purchase the Port of South BY JIM LARSEN Whidbey parklands, the Dorothy Cleveland Record editor Trail Park, to preserve A special meeting it forever as a publicof the Port of South use park.” Whidbey commissionThe cell tower has ers has been called to been an emotional issue mull over a surprise for a couple of years, property but despite bid that local oppowould sition the scuttle a commis“Only public cellular sioners pressure will tower have con— the force them to tinued to idea of pursue an finally agree to which is agreement an arrangement despised with AT&T. by some suitable for all The neighMonmas parties.” bors describe Marcia and Clyde Monma — near the comthe top missioners’ of the history Dorothy with the Cleveland Trail at issue as a “stubborn the port’s Possession refusal to do the right Beach Waterfront Park. thing,” and estimated The port is negotiatthere’s only a 50/50 ing with AT&T to lease chance the commisthe land in question sioners will accept their for a cell tower, and offer. has budgeted a $1,200 “Only public presmonthly income in 2013 sure will force them from the lease. to finally agree to an However, the lease arrangement suitable agreement, while long for all parties,” the in the works, is not Monmas wrote. complete. “We haven’t “This could be our got a lease for the cell last, best chance to tower,” Port President block the POSW (Port Curt Gordon acknowlof South Whidbey) and edged Thursday. AT&T,” the Monmas Freeland real estate wrote. agent Charlene Arnold, Gordon said several representing Marcia of the Monmas’ supand Clyde Monma, porters presented a copy of a property purchase See cell tower, A6 proposal to each of the


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notable Tales stir wartime memories

“This is a very important day,” she told the group. “I’m honored to be with you who have served, who have been there, because I know what you’ve done.”

wrapping paper to create makeshift walls for a party for the troops. Johnson’s story earned Bittersweet recolleca number of chuckles as tions of holidays spent she spun her tale and sevin Vietnam and the feeleral of the veterans in the ings experoom nodrienced at ded in agreethe Vietnam ment and Women’s appreciation Memorial in as she shared Washington, the twisted D.C. stirred route to get memories the needed for many at supplies. Her the Veterans second story, Day obser“The Same vance held Season,” told by American of her visit to Legion Post the Vietnam 141 in Langley Women’s Sunday mornMemorial ing. and the comPost mon bond Commander all veterans Jim Knott share. Kathy Reed / The Record kicked off the “The South Whidbey storyteller Jill Johnson performs event with memories “Holiday in Vietnam” in honor of Veterans Day a moment are sharp and Sunday at American Legion Post 141 in Bayview. of silence in clear and honor of all I think they veterans and always will She began with her in particular, those who be,” she said. recollections of the holigave their lives in the line “It takes real talent to days in December 1967. of duty. He moved quickly She told an amusing tale translate memories into to the main event — spevivid pictures,” said Joe of the “requisitioning” cial guest South Whidbey Wishcamper, who was visprocess used by military storyteller Jill Johnson, iting the Post for the first members to procure who was part of Army needed items. In her case, time. “It felt like you were Special Services in Korea there.” she and her co-workers and Vietnam. -Kathy Reed needed 850-feet of

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Storyteller Jill Johnson chats with veteran Bill Hughes following her Veterans Day performance at American Legion Post 141. Kathy Reed / The Record

Those gathered for a Veterans Day ceremony at American Legion Post 141 in Bayview on Sunday morning pay rapt attention to storyteller Jill Johnson, who shared two stories related to her time as part of Army Special Services.

Radio club selects new officers Photo courtesy of ICARC

Island County Amateur Radio Club members recently selected new officers to lead Whidbey’s only ham radio club next year. They include, from left, Oak Harbor resident Clifton Allen, president; Wayne Jeffers of Freeland, vice president; Oak Harbor resident Julie Mercer, secretary; and Brian Woloshin of Langley, treasurer. The club’s more than 60 operators scattered throughout Whidbey regularly support local communities and governmental agencies with communications support during emergencies and special events such as parades and sports events. The club meets monthly at the county commissioners’ hearing room, 1 N.E. 6th St., Coupeville. The public is invited to attend. For more information, visit www. w7avm.org.

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Falling home values pinch upcoming parks budget

expended will help if the board has to hard at ways to cut costs but there make tough decisions in the future, Wood was just not much left to trim. Many said. line items, such as those that pay for just want to have good solid numbers electricity, are essential to running the “Everybody is feeling the pinch.” so “II can make those decisions,” he said. district and can’t be reduced, she said. Don Wood The board is expected to adopt the “We’re bare bones, that’s for cerCommissioner budget next week. The meeting begins at tain,” Arnold said. South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the district’s Part of the hit to maintenance and headquarters at 5475 Maxwelton Road operations is due to unavoidable in Langley. An approved budget must be increases in administrative costs. Labor submitted to Island County officials by and industry expenses have gone up Nov. 30. while revenues are one the decline. BY JUSTIN BURNETT Administrative expenses, which Staff reporter Justin Burnett can be reached at jburnett@whidbeynewsgroup. includes salaries, benefits, various office and miscellaneous South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District officials are expenses, make up the meat of the district’s overall budget. com or 221-5300. feeling the financial squeeze of declining home values as The board approved a $460,330 budget in 2012 and is looking revenues for the 2013 budget are set to decrease by up to 5 at $460,675 in 2013. percent. Salaries alone for the district’s six full-time and two part-time The district commissioners convened …for Real Estate service above & beyond employees will total $285,965 next year. None are at a special meeting at the district’s headslated to receive cost of living increases. quarters this week, discussing a budget The capital improvement and equipment budwith revenues that are expected to fall get saw perhaps the largest monetary reduction, “We’re bare bones, from $791,630 in 2012 to $752,110 next falling from $101,278 in 2012 to $29,460 in 2013, that’s for certain.” year. but that’s largely due to the wrapping up of Actual expenditures are proposed to 425.327.2207 c Terri Arnold projects at the maintenance facility over the past drop about 1.2 percent, from $691,260 in Director year. 360.331.6006 o South Whidbey Parks & Recreation 2012 to $683,190 in 2013. Finally, the programs budget will also see a marlaneharrington@windermere.com District The revenue hit is due in large part hit, with revenues dropping from the $151,735 Windermere Real Estate/South Whidbey to falling property values. The bulk of approved for this year to the $134,700 expected in the district’s income is based on its levy, 2013. The district offers a multitude of programs which has always been set at a static millfor adults and youth. age rate of 15 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. Several commissioners expressed support for keeping a The impacts will be felt throughout the budget, touching closer watch on just how much time staff spends working capital and maintenance expenses, programs and administra- on all the various programs as the district’s finances are not tion. expected to improve anytime soon. “Everybody is feeling the pinch,” said Commissioner Don Having a more detailed picture of where resources are Wood, who is also the board chairman. The maintenance and operations budget, which covers everything from fuel and safety gear to road and trail maintenance, will be one of the heaviest hit. It will see an overall Northwest Mortgage Consultants reduction of about $21,200, according to draft budget docu1694 E. Main Street, Suite 1 • Freeland ments. 360-331-4663 Last year, the board slated $127,600 for the day-to-day upkeep of the district’s facilities. If the proposed budget is Marcia Marks, Designated Broker WA MLO 69236 approved, that number will be whittled down to an expected MARCIA@NWMCWHIDBEY.COM $106,400 for next year. Cell: 360-340-2218 District Director Terri Arnold said she and her staff looked

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LANGLEY Langley presents budget to public The Langley City Council will consider the 2013 budget in the second of two scheduled public hearings Monday. Mayor Larry Kwarsick is proposing an $11.3 million budget. Although almost twice as large as the $5.5 million budget adopted in 2012, more than 50 percent of it is made up of unsecured funding. It includes $2.8 million in loans, $3 million in grants and a $700,000 bond. Nearly all of that would be put toward a variety of infrastructure projects, from road resurfacing and waterline improvements to building

a funicular and starting a pilot program for Sunday bus service between Langley and the Clinton ferry terminal. The budget also includes the addition of a fourth police officer, a 4 percent cost of living increase for the city’s 13.5 staff and a 1 percent performance bonus awarded to six workers who earned enough points through a city employee incentive program. State law requires the budget to be adopted before the end of the year.

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More planes may come to Whidbey More new Navy sub hunters could be flying around Whidbey Island than originally anticipated. U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen said this week the Navy is considering increasing

the number of squadrons of Boeing-built P-8A Poseidon aircraft at Whidbey Island Naval Island Station. The Navy will study three alternatives to its 2008 Record of Decision, all of which would result in the basing of more aircraft at Whidbey Island. “This news shows the Navy’s steadfast commitment to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and provides further assurance that the future of the base is secure,” Larsen said. “I have been a determined advocate to bring the P-8As to Whidbey Island. It is the right decision to serve our national security and it protects the future of the base on Whidbey Island.” The jet-powered P-8As will replace the propellerdriven P-8 Orions that have been based at Whidbey for decades. The patrol aircraft are known for their submarine hunting abilities. The 2008 Record of Decision calls for the basing of four fleet squadrons, a total of 24 aircraft, on Whidbey Island. The alternative plans being considered as part of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement could bring as many as seven squadrons and a total of 49 aircraft to Whidbey Island.

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In our opinion Don’t rush on recycling program One of the more colorful terms in politics is “lame duck,” the phrase used to describe a politician serving out his or her term after being defeated in election. Having been shot down in the election, lame ducks usually lose some of their ability to fly high and instead wobble across the finish line with ruffled feathers. Because they do not have to answer to voters again, lame ducks should sit back and refrain from helping to implement any costly new programs. Leave that kind of stuff to the elected successor. The lame duck on the Board of Island County Commissioners is Angie Homola, who is pursuing a curbside recycling program in the unincorporated areas of the county that looks like it will be costly to homeowners, particularly seniors who produce very little garbage. The county put out a “make me an offer” proposal and got a response from only one firm, that being the present provider, Waste Connections, which locally still goes by the quaint name of Island Disposal. Waste Connections operates differently than Island Disposal when it was locally owned. Island Disposal ran its own recycling operation, hiring folks who otherwise probably couldn’t get a job to separate recyclables from garbage at the county’s main transfer site. Waste Connections, Inc., a multi-billon dollar company with operations in 29 states, did not continue that program, so recycling was stopped, other than that done by the thousands of Whidbey Island residents who care about the environment. They do their own recycling at county transfer locations or the privately operated Island Recycling in Freeland. The details of the Waste Connections proposal were printed in Wednesday’s Record and more will follow. But the bottom line is it could be a costly proposition for many islanders trying to survive in a hostile economic environment. Homola should back away from her pet project to reduce the county’s “carbon footprint.” We have no idea what her successor, Jill Johnson, thinks about the program, but she’s the one who should start making the big decisions in January. Homola should not be pushing to adopt this program before she leaves office. Take a long Thanksgiving break. Spend a couple of weeks in Hawaii over Christmas. Her heavy lifting in Island County should be over.

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Free speech OK, obstruction isn’t To the editor: This morning, Nov. 13, at about 9:45 a.m., I arrived at the Freeland Post Office and noticed that there were several sandwich boards and a table and umbrella adorned with political slogans. These items were placed in such a manner as to obstruct free passage of pedestrians along the sidewalk starting at the limit of the post office parking lot and down past the first sign post going toward Payless. I reported the obstructed sidewalk situation in person to the clerk at the Freeland Sheriff’s station. I presented photos that clearly demonstrate that you can’t get by the set up without stepping into the roadway. This same group with the same equipment was here some weeks ago and I also reported the obstructing of the sidewalk at that time. A deputy drove by

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and reported that he saw no violation. I spoke personally with the deputy and he told me that as he interpreted the law, if you could step around it, the pathway was not obstructed. I don’t think he is correct. I can’t understand the hesitation on the part of the sheriff to enforce the common sense rule of not allowing the pathway to be obstructed. I have not heard if a deputy has looked at the current situation. My complaint is about the obstruction, not their message. I have participated in signature gathering events and other demonstrations and have always been told that a table could not be set up on the sidewalk and that free passage of pedestrians could not be infringed upon. Robert Gray Freeland

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Fire chief pledges more communication To the editor: On behalf of South Whidbey Fire/ EMS, thank you to our community for supporting the levy lid lift for our volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians. We worked hard to educate

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the community about the levy lid lift over the past year — but we also received an education along the way. We learned that we need to communicate with you on a regular basis, not just when we have a special need like the ballot question. During this public education effort, we learned to work better as a team to respond to questions and deliver information (in addition to emergency services) to the people we serve. Finally, we learned about the deep-rooted caring and support the community has for this organization and the 75 men and women who volunteer to provide you with fire and emergency medical service. Regardless of how you voted, we appreciate your involvement and participation because it comes from the heart. We will continue to report back on the progress we are making through regular communications with the public. Thank you again for your support. H.L. “Rusty” Palmer, Fire Chief South Whidbey Fire/EMS

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County moves ahead to accept Mutiny Bay beachfront property BY JUSTIN BURNETT Staff reporter Island County officials have begun taking steps to secure nearly 300 feet of Mutiny Bay beachfront property into public ownership. Steve Marx, assistant director of Island County Public Works, confirmed Thursday that the department had started the process to legally transfer the shoreline property into government hands. Owned by longtime former South Whidbey resident Frank Robinson, the founder of the Robinson Helicopter Company, the

now California resident has for several years wanted to donate the beach to the public. Robinson’s health is failing and family members assisting with the donation have expressed a desire to complete the transfer by the end of the year or as soon as possible, according to Marx. The process is somewhat time consuming, involving several steps including official approval by the Island County commissioners, and Marx said he was unsure whether they would be able to get everything wrapped up by New Year’s. “We’re hoping to get it done by the end of the year

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or very shortly afterwards,” Marx said. Public Works Director Bill Oakes presented the board with the donation proposal early last month. At the time, he explained that due to a limited parks staff and budget, he was hoping the Port of South Whidbey or South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District would step up and take on the property. While both junior taxing districts have since made it clear that they are willing to discuss the possibility of future partnerships, neither moved to accept the property outright. Officials from both public agencies expressed concerns about associated maintenance costs of the property, from garbage pickup to the expense of providing a place to sit, said Terri Arnold, director of the South Whidbey Parks

& Recreation District. “It’s hard for us to jump in with both feet before we know what the expectation will be,” Arnold said. A joint meeting with the parks district, the port and the county was proposed to discuss the beach’s future management, but getting representatives from three public agencies together just before the holidays is like herding cats. Arnold said she has been trying to hammer out a time when everyone can meet but has so far been unsuccessful. She reaffirmed, however, that the parks district is interested in the beach front. “I think the parks district will definitely have a role there but we need to understand all the ins and outs of the property,” she said.

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attended the meeting Tuesday but the couple themselves were represented by Arnold, a realtor. While not rejecting the offer out-of-hand, Gordon was concerned about the $250,000 proposal. He said it is for two parcels of land totaling about 20 acres running to near the end of the parking lot for the park’s boat ramp. The upper portion has already been surplussed, he said, and the appraisal on that alone came in at $250,000. Commissioner Chris Jerome, emphasizing he was speaking only for himself, not the port, sent an email Friday about the Monma’ proposal, and was particularly concerned about the lower portion. “The land they have offered to purchase is not

for sale, and even if the port wanted to sell it, we could not legally do so without a lengthy public process,” he wrote. Jerome added that in his opinion, the proposed cell tower would have “minimal impact on the trail or the uplands around it,” and said the port will maintain the area for hikers while receiving “much-needed revenue” from the cell tower lease. The Monmas asked for a response by Dec. 12, so the commissioners set a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the port office, located beneath the China City restaurant in Freeland. It’s not the only item on the agenda. Among other subjects to be discussed are permits for the Langley Harbor project, progress with a FEMA grant and the comprehensive plan.

obituary Leta Pauline Hunt Leta Pauline Hunt passed Oct. 11, 2012, and is remembered by many family and friends who loved her. Her family grieves her passing. Leta was a woman who spanned time, she taught and influenced many generations on Whidbey, and it is our family’s hope that she is remembered and honored in this spirit. A formal obituary and memorial service will be forthcoming.

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Seniors power running program back to state meet Senior moments: girls run together, ‘state’ together BY BEN WATANABE Staff reporter South Whidbey High School was once again represented by a team at a state competition. It had been more than a few years, but the Falcon girls cross country team qualified for the state 1A championship. Veteran runners carried South Whidbey much of the season. And where the boys team lacked seniors (save one) the Falcon girls were flush with five. Lillianna Stelling continued her run as the team’s leader. The other Falcon seniors were close behind. Nora Felt emerged as a dependable second finisher, with Bonnie Klamm vying for third place until a foot injury knocked her out of the state meet. With Klamm out, Anna Hood jumped at the end of the season as the Falcons’ final scorer (the first five finishers’ points are counted toward the team score). Finally, Kelsey Hardaway spent most of the meets as a junior varsity racer, but traveled with the team as its alternate, warmed up with the other runners then became one of their loudest supporters — she brought a megaphone to the state meet in Pasco. Here are their reflections on their 1A ninth-place finish, careers and each other.

What was the most difficult aspect of cross country? Nora Felt: The mental aspect. No one is making you run or depending on you. In the trails, it is just you and your thoughts. Lillianna Stelling: The most difficult aspect was probably getting up for morning practices in the summer. Kelsey Hardaway: For me, it was the mental aspect. Cross country is just as mentally taxing as it is physical. You have to try to forget any pain and push through feeling tired. It’s something that’s difficult for me. Bonnie Klamm: For me, the competition is the hardest part of cross country. As an individual sport, you focus more

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South Whidbey’s girls cross country seniors have a lot to smile about. In the program’s first year in the return to 1A sports, the Falcon veterans qualified for the state championship. From left are Nora Felt, Bonnie Klamm, Kelsey Hardaway, Lillianna Stelling and Anna Hood

on your times instead of a team score. It can be hard not to compare times — especially when workouts are categorized by speed or time. This year we’ve had an especially good varsity team, which means competition is tough. But I love these girls and try to give them as much support as I possibly can. Anna Hood: Breaking bad habits! I had to ration my sugar intake and get to bed early enough to have eight hours of sleep. What did you enjoy about running 5,000 meters through rain, wind, mud and bugs? Felt: The feeling of accomplishment. After you’re done, you look like you’ve just been through a battle, and we have in a sense. Stelling: I enjoyed embracing the mud at Seaside (Three Course Challenge) and the mud and crazy rain at district. When the weather got bad, I just convinced myself I loved it, when in reality I’m not a fan of running while it’s raining cats and dogs. Throughout my years of cross country, I have to admit I have accidentally swallowed a

few flies. Hardaway: As strange as it may sound, it’s fun. Afterwards I always feel a sense of accomplishment. Klamm: Running always gives me such a thrill. When you tack on rain, wind, mud and bugs it just becomes even more memorable. These elements give me an underlying feeling that I accomplished something — something tough. Hood: People can’t judge us for being dirty. They don’t have to know we like mud puddles! Why were there so many senior girls this season? Felt: We started our freshman year and fell in love with the sport and each other. We stuck together and made every season memorable. Stelling: There were so many senior girls this season because we’ve been such good friends in this sport since seventh grade. We have a certain bond that formed from the sweat and tears shed throughout our years in cross country together. Hardaway: Four of us have been here since seventh grade and one since sophomore year. We all just love the sport and the

people involved in cross country. Klamm: I know the other senior girls have been running since middle school. I missed out on this, and ended up joining my sophomore year. Just as I fell in love with the sport, I believe they did, too. I guess other kids just don’t know what they’re missing out on. Hood: We were a tight group starting in middle school. I guess we were all lucky to end up in the same grade so we could go through all these years together. I remember being in preschool with Bonnie and my daddy ran at North Idaho College, the same as Kelsey’s dad. Lilli and Nora have been friends since preschool, too, and again we were all pretty close at a young age. It was destiny! We were all meant for each other. Which was your favorite course and why? Felt: Cedarcrest Golf Course … PRs (personal records), PRs, PRs! Stelling: My favorite course was the Twilight Invitational because I had my career PR there of 19:13. Also the fun run in

the dark was a ton of fun. We dressed up in crazy clothes and pinned glow sticks all over us. Hardaway: I’ve always liked the Twilight course. I’ve always had my best runs there. Klamm: My favorite course this year was the first course we ran of the season at Lakewood. It was only a 3K (3,000 meters) race, but I felt strong, had no injuries and knew the course well. Hood: I like all the big invite races mostly because of all the view points for other races and exciting obstacles like mud pits at Seaside and, of course, the Wall at Hole-in-the-Wall at Lakewood. The terraces at Sunfair in Yakima are a big attraction. Over all, my best times have been at the Cedarcrest Golf Course in Marysville where the Twilight Invite was this year. Who was your preferred running partner? Felt: My first three years of cross country, it was Jessica Cary, and I was so sad to see her leave last year. But this year the cutest little freshman, Mallorie Mitchem,

was my pace and we really got along on and off the trails. Stelling: My preferred running partner would have to be Bonnie. She works so hard and we’ve run many workouts together. Hardaway: I didn’t really have a running partner, I was usually by myself when it came to the team. I was kind of in a … gap. Klamm: I really enjoy running with Lillianna Stelling. She’s a hard worker, and a good leader. I have enjoyed running with her this summer, and have tried to keep up with her during the season. She’s as much a running partner as a runner I admire. Hood: Emma Lungren, always! She’s one place in front of me on our team and we’d always be close to each other at the beginning of the races. I would talk to her, more like grunt at her, to keep going or kick it up a notch. She helped me a lot because I always tried to keep her in my sight and she was the craziest little kid to train with! Finish this sentence: When I run, I think about … Felt: food and floating on a cloud. Stelling: food … most of the time. During races I think about food mainly because I don’t eat for four hours before so I don’t get a side ache. Other times I think about something easy like fishing; sometimes I pretend I’m fishing on a cloud and am as light as a feather. Hardaway: nature. Definitely nature. The whole time I’m like, “Oh that’s pretty, look at that!” Klamm: goals while I’m running. During the offseason I’m training for half marathons or fun 5Ks. During cross-country or track, it’s about pushing myself and trying to do the best I can. But if I’m just out for a fun run, my mind is only filled with happy thoughts. Hood: being a machine. Machines don’t feel pain so that helped me stay efficient and focused during a race. During practice it was usually whatever happened to pop into my head.


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Female eagles’ death grip broken BY JIM LARSEN Record editor Freeland veterinarian Dr. Dave Parent has no illusions that our national symbol is a proud, peace loving bird. Sometimes they can be downright nasty. Monday evening he was called to a home of Daneice Webster on Central Whidbey where two female eagles had apparently fallen from the sky in a death grip. Each sank

talons into the other, and neither was about to let go. “I got a call and got there after dark,” Parent said Thursday. “When I got there, they had their talons sunk into each other. It’s usually a territorial battle, but eagles are just evil. They want to kill one another.” Parent described the birds as “very large females who got locked together. “They just won’t let go, they’re waiting for the other to die,” he

said. After covering the heads of the two birds, Parent went to work separating them. One bird had talons in the other’s drumstick and thigh, while the other had a grip on its enemy’s tail feathers. “I very, very carefully extracted the talons,” he said. The birds remained quiet during the procedure conducted over the course of about 15 minutes by Parent with the help of an employee.

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When set free, both flew for a distance and then landed. The next morning, the property owner told Parent both birds had flown away. Eagles are known to heal very quickly from their injuries, the veterinarian said. Parent has helped in a number of such eagle incidents over the years. “They fight all year but this one was particularly bad,” he said. “I think they’d have stayed until one of them died.” Parent posted a photo of himself and one of the angry birds on his Useless Bay Animal Clinic Facebook page. “It’s just amazing, it went viral,” he said. Very quickly there were “500 likes” from people around the world, and the total is still climbing.

Dr. Dave Parent gets the evil eye from one of the female eagles he separated from a death grip Monday night. The birds injured each other but were able to fly away.

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Ferry dubbed Tokitae, known as ‘Lolita’ in aquarium BY RECORD STAFF The Washington Transportation Commission decided Tuesday to name the two new state ferries now under construction the Tokitae (Toe-key-tay) and the Samish. The names keep the tradition of giving ferries regional tribal names. Tokitae was submitted by the Whidbey Island based nonprofit Orca Network, and Samish was submitted by the Samish Tribe. Deb Lund, Whidbey Island author of children’s books, first suggested Orca Network submit the name Tokitae for one of the new Washington State Ferries in 2010. The name was not chosen, but was popular and ranked in the top five of all names submitted, so Orca Network again proposed the name in 2012. The name symbolizes both the cultural and natural history of Washington, and meets all of the criteria for a WSF name. In the announcement Tuesday from the State Transportation Commission, it was stated the name “Tokitae” came in as the number one choice of all the people, committees and state ferry staff surveyed. Orca Network gathered over 1,500 signatures on a petition to name the ferry Tokitae, including support from people in 44 states and 33 countries; and signatures both from those who want to

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Tokitae, known as Lolita in a Miami aquarium, is the namesake of a new Washington State ferry. see Tokitae/Lolita released from the Miami Seaquarium, and the whale trainers who know and work with her at the Miami Seaquarim. The cultural meaning of Tokitae derives from a Coastal Salish or Chinook jargon greeting, meaning “nice day, pretty colors,” used when members of different tribes that have dwelled along the shores of the Salish

Sea rivers for millennia met one another while traveling or trading. This meaning also aptly describes the experience one has while riding a Washington State ferry in the beautiful Salish Sea. In 1970 Dr. Jesse White, a veterinarian employed by the Miami Seaquarium, came to Seattle to select a whale from among seven that had been captured off Whidbey Island

in August. According to his daughter Lisa, he bonded with one young female and decided to name her Tokitae, a word he had seen in a gift shop on the Seattle waterfront. Howard Garrett of Orca Network said, in a news release that “the name Tokitae represents and honors this orca (renamed Lolita after she arrived in Miami) and her family, the Southern Resident orcas that range throughout the Salish Sea and beyond. Some of this extended family of about 84 orcas are seen almost every month of every year, often from the ferries that ply the waters of the Salish Sea.” The orca captures of the 1960s and 1970s were a sad chapter in Washington’s history, Garrett said, and contributed greatly to the current endangered status of the Southern Resident orcas. Only 71 orcas remained after 45 were removed and

transported to marine parks around the world, and the population has never recovered to pre-capture numbers. Naming the ferry “Tokitae” after Tokitae/Lolita will honor her, and the 44 other orcas captured from the Southern Resident Community. She is the only survivor of all the whales captured from her extended family. All the other orcas died by 1987. “The honor of naming the next new ferry ‘Tokitae’ is a tribute to her strength and spirit, and an inspiration to all of us to remember her and

her family in the Salish sea,” Garrett said. “Orca Network and others continue to work to bring Lolita/Tokitae back home to Washington waters and her family, but in the mean time, naming the next new ferry ‘Tokitae’ will help keep her and others lost in the captures in our thoughts,” Garrett said. “And maybe someday Tokitae the whale will have a chance to swim in the Salish Sea, alongside the ferry bearing her name.”

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Legion Post 141 welcomes all to Thanksgiving dinner Dinner offers community, traditional feast BY RECORD STAFF For more than 15 years, the American Legion Post 141 has been serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Former bar manager Mick DeRoche started the tradition in the mid-90s as one of the many efforts to reach out and help the South Whidbey community that surrounds Post 141. The responsibility for this event has been passed down from

and a way to “interact with year to year to various memthe community.” bers of the Legion. The dinner is free to the Even before the dinners public became a and anyregular tradione who tion, Past doesn’t Commander wish to Ed Nelson When: 1 to 5 p.m. be alone recalls that Thursday, Nov. 22. this year members Where: American or simply of the post Legion Post 141, doesn’t in the 1970s Highway 525, Langley. have the started putRSVP: 321-5696. time or ting together means baskets for to put the holidays for people who needed assis- together a traditional feast is encouraged to come by tance. Post 141 on Highway 525 Post Commander James just south of The Goose and Knott sees this as an imporenjoy dinner in a warm and tant “service to the public” inviting location. This year’s dinner will be served from 1 to 5 p.m. and large parties should make

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Exploring for birds at our beach parks WHIDBEY BIRDING Frances Wood November has arrived and so have the hundreds of ducks, geese and seabirds that winter in the waters around our island. For this, the next installment of my exploration of places to bird on South Whidbey, we move out of the forest and onto the beach. Open vistas allow better views of the birds and the species are larger and less flighty than woodland birds. Those “sitting ducks” may be vulnerable to predators, but they also grant us

birders good, long looks. Last week, the Thursday morning South Whidbey birding group visited two of my favorite nearby beaches, Dave Mackie County Park off Maxwelton Road and Possession Point State Park, way at the southern tip of the island. Later I stopped by the Clinton ferry dock. Dave Mackie Park is better known for summertime parades, picnics and ball games. On this cool, cloudy November day, we birdwatchers were the only people there. As we stepped from our cars, a belted kingfisher flew over our heads and protested with a loud rattling call. Three species of gulls snoozed on a sand bar as we set up our bird-watching scopes at the boat launch. The glaucous-winged and ring-billed gulls were no surprise, but seeing a flock of a dozen Heermann’s gulls caused us to stop and wonder. “Aren’t those Heermann’s supposed to be back in California by now?” someone asked.

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I admired the distinctive dark grey plumage and red bills and asked myself the same question. “Guess they haven’t read the field guide,” another birder retorted. A black-bellied plover scooted along the shore near the gulls. We scanned south with our scopes and counted seven double-crested cormorants poised atop seven pilings. Beyond them, buffleheads, horned and rednecked grebes and a single common loon bobbed in the waters of Puget Sound. After leaving the park, a 10-minute drive took us south on Possession Point Road nearly to the end of the road and to Possession Point State Park. For a small park, this hosts a variety of habitat and boasts a surprising number of unusual species. I enjoy this park any time of year. As we ambled from the parking lot toward the beach, a resident Anna’s

hummingbird zipped by and a varied thrush dove into a thick evergreen tree. A tight flock of about 50 tiny pine siskins bounced through the air, finally alighting on a tall dead tree. American robins searched for the last of the season’s blackberries. At the beach a flock of 25 red-breasted mergansers flew by low and close to the shore. We watched them wing east before settling on the water. At this time of year, the males, females, young and adults all look pretty much the same as they swim and forage in shallow water along the shore. A bald eagle perched on a piling ripping apart and consuming its lunch, which may have accounted for the lack of other small ducks and seabirds. My last stop was the Clinton ferry dock. I parked at the small park north of the dock and scanned the bay. When I spotted my first common goldeneye

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Family on fire

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Among the Simmons clan serving South Whidbey Fire/EMS are, from left, Kevin, Kenon, Jeff and in front are Melissa with Domenic. They represent the second generation of South Whidbey fire district volunteers, and Domenic may be the third.

Fighting fires is often a family affair, especially for the Simmons clan BY MICHAELA MARX WHEATLEY Staff reporter

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hile there is a sense of brotherhood among many firefighters, serving as volunteer first-responders is truly a family affair for one South Whidbey family. “Between all of us there are more than 200 years of community service,” said South Whidbey Fire/EMS Commissioner Kenon Simmons about his family. Simmons’ dad, Carl Simmons, was with the department as a volunteer for 50 years. Carl passed away in 2011 and there is now an award given to a department member each year in his honor. Carl and his generation set the standard for family involvement back in the day. Carl’s brother Roy and his cousin Gordon volunteered with the fire district along with Carl. Carl had joined the department in 1954 (the South Whidbey fire district was founded in 1950). He was the longest serving volunteer

in department history, inching out Gordon who retired after 47 years. Kenon Simmons is hoping to get up there with his father’s generation. “For me it’s about the community service,” said Simmons, who followed in Carl’s footsteps in 1981. “It’s a small community. My wife asked if I would do it in another, bigger community. I probably wouldn’t.” Kenon’s cousin Kevin Simmons got the ball rolling for the latest generation of volunteers when he joined the department in 1997. He now serves as an EMT and firefighter and he inspired those around him. “I saw how much fun he was having. So I jumped in,” said Jeff Simmons, who joined in 1998 as a firefighter. “And I joined because they did it,” added EMT Melissa Simmons, who signed up with the department in 2000. There was certainly awareness within the family for this form of community service, but it’s the job itself and the camaraderie that has

kept them engaged over the years. older Simmons generation. The work is rewarding and chal“The Clinton station was unoflenging, Melissa said. ficially the Simmons station for “I enjoy doing it,” she said. awhile,” Jeff said. “People say thanks and it makes it “Yes, I think there were five all worth it.” or six of us at the station at some Her brothers quickly point out point,” Kenon added, as they that Melissa held shared a laugh. a record for most While the responses as an Simmons fam“We are very much a EMT for some ily assembles family. There are times an impressive time — and when our lives depend amount of years almost nothing could stop her. in service, they upon each other. It “This little guy are hardly the doesn’t get much has slowed me only example of closer than that.” down a bit,” she relatives standsaid, bouncing ing side-by-side Rusty Palmer her 7-month-old serving the comFire chief son, Domenic, munity within the South Whidbey Fire/EMS on her hip. It department. appears that Among others the future of this family tradition are Jon and Gary Gabelein; the may be ensured, as Domenic has father and daughter team of the already spent his share of time Hughes family, and the motherhanging out at the fire department. daughter team of the McMahon family — just to name a few. While South Whidbey firefighter dynasties like the Simmons’ and There is pride among those who Gabeleins are certainly something got a chance to serve alongside the to be proud of, Kenon Simmons

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said all volunteers within the department have a unique bond. “We may share the same last name, but the entire department is a family,” he said. Fire Chief Rusty Palmer couldn’t agree more. “We are very much a family,” Palmer said. “There are times when our lives depend upon each other. It doesn’t get much closer than that.” Palmer not only considers the active duty volunteers part of this family, but all those who support them. “Our family includes all of those members’ families who support them being in the department,” he said. Without the support of the wives, husbands and children, who allow their loved ones to run out to a fire or accident in the middle of the night, the volunteers would not show up. “Like every family, there are times when we disagree or don’t communicate, but when it really matters folks step up,” Palmer said.


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Religion notes ‘Friends’ meet in Freeland Whidbey Island Quakers are newly renamed as “Whidbey Island Friends Meeting,” showing their closer ties to regional and national Quaker groups. They hold a regular meeting for worship from 4 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building, located at 20103 Highway 525 about two miles north of Freeland. This time of silent worship together may include spoken messages or sharing of spiritual journeys. On the first Sunday of each month, an additional time of singing at 3:30 p.m. precedes the worship service. As the 17th Century founder of Quakers, George Fox, wrote in his journal: “Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone.” For more information, visit www.whidbey quakers.org or email Toni Grove at tgrove@whidbey. com.

Christian Science plans two services Christian Science Society of South Whidbey meets at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, for its regular service at 15901 Highway 525, just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road. “Ye are the temple of the living God” (II Corinthians 6:16), is the basis of the service that honors the harmony and health that is “ours today when we recognize that we are governed by Soul (God).” A special Thanksgiving service is planned for

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the Christian Science Church. The service will include readings from the Bible and Science and Health as well as testimonies from the congregation about personal healings and remarks on Christian Science. Everyone is welcome at this celebration of Thanksgiving so sing joyful songs to the Lord. “Come to worship him with thankful hearts and songs of praise.” (Psalms 95:1)

it has enormous physical and mental benefits as well,” she said. “Even a small shift in the perception of abundance and gratitude can have significant impact on our well-being.” Heidi Hoelting will help lead the celebration in word and song. Donna Vanderheiden will be platform assistant. All are welcome. The church’s Community Swap is from 2 to 5 p.m. Bring a gift to share and take one home. A silent auction and refreshments will also be available. Visit www.unityof whidbeyisland.org for more information.

Congregation gives thanks “We Give Thanks” with Dennis Reynolds will be presented at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 Highway 525, Freeland. As Thanksgiving approaches, members will pause to consider all the gifts and unearned privileges that have been bestowed. This celebration can be a wonderful feast and more. Children’s religious exploration classes and child care will be available. Visit www.whidbey. com/uucwi for more information.

Examine ‘New Kingdom of God’ “Talk about succession, how about dual citizenship?,” is the topic of Pastor Darrell Wenzek’s 10 a.m. sermon Sunday, Nov. 18, titled “The New Kingdom of God.” Stan Walker leads an adult Bible Study in the book of Genesis at the 9 a.m. meeting. South Whidbey Community Church is a non-denominational community church which meets at the Deer Lagoon Grange Hall, 5142 Bayview Road, on the way to Langley. They gather to worship God, study His Word and encourage each other in the Christian life. For further information, call 221-1220. Church members will continue their four year survey of the Bible at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, with a study in the book of Isaiah. Other home Bible studies are available.

Unity celebrates ‘A Grateful Heart’ Rev. Patty Becker will speak on “A Grateful Heart” when Unity of Whidbey meets at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5671 Crawford Road. “Thanksgiving gives us a wonderful opportunity to step back from our busy lives and reflect on all the ways in which we are blessed. Cultivating a grateful heart is not only spiritually healthy, but

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17 Saturday Daughters of Norway meet Daughters of Norway, Ester Moe Lodge 39, will meet Nov. 17 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Clinton. Coffee time begins at 9:15 a.m. with singing around the piano, and the meeting starts at 9:45 a.m. Officers for the 2013 term will be elected and, following the meeting, there will be a Nordic Fest wrap-up sharing session. Enjoy a luncheon of Nordic Fest leftovers. Get together with old friends or make some new ones. Guests are welcome to attend. For more information, visit www.daughters ofnorway.org.

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ing lists. Come early for the best selection. Quality book donations are welcome. They may be dropped off at the Clinton Library or the book sale. The sale is held at the Clinton Community Hall at 6411 Central Ave.

Langley. This 45-minute movie was made by the Island County 4-HD Video Club as an introduction to the issue of earthquakes and their affect on Whidbey. Representatives from the Island County Department of Emergency Management and the Red Cross will be available to answer questions on the broader issue of emergency preparedness. The message that the 4-HD club wants viewers to take away from the movie is that Whidbey depends on a bridge and two ferries all of which are subject to being shut down in a Cascadia subduction earthquake. The meeting is free. Call Chris Williams at 321-4027. Donations to the 4-HD club for supplies are welcome.

Kids reach kids at Christian academy All are invited to the annual Island Christian Academy auction and gala event “Kids Reaching Kids” from 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 17 at the school campus at 5373 Maxwelton Road in Langley. Silent auction begins at 5:15 p.m. with dinner and live auction at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $35 at the door. To register, call the school at 221-0919 or register online at www.island christianacademy.com. Businesses or people who have a new product or service they would like to donate may call Brenda Doolittle at 221-0919.

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Dine on salmon, help photographer Library presents All are invited to enjoy Evanovich movie a pre-Thanksgiving com-

munity salmon dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Langley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Let the church’s cooks do the honors. The menu includes wild Alaska salmon, baked potatoes from Neil’s Clover Patch, garlic bread, cole slaw and dessert, all for $13 donation or $6 for youths under 12. Proceeds from the dinner will support a Methodist photojournalist who documents situations around the world; assistance for Hispanic ministries in the Northwest; and clean water for children who otherwise don’t have access to it. The church is located at Third and Anthes streets in Langley. Contact 221-4233 or lumc@whidbey.com for more information.

Book lovers rejoice at sale Book lovers will find thousands of books for sale at bargain prices at the Friends of the Clinton Library book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17. Stock up on fiction, nonfiction and movies. This will be their last book sale of 2012. Find inexpensive gifts for all of the book lovers on holiday gift giv-

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Janet Evanovich’s spunky heroine, Stephanie Plum, in “One for the Money” is adrift after getting a divorce and losing her job. To make ends meet, she becomes a bounty hunter, with her first big case revolving around a high school boyfriend who may be falsely accused. This is the 2 p.m. movie matinee Nov. 17 at the Freeland Library.

Musical favorites span spectrum Violin and cello duos spanning classical to contemporary, including original compositions, music from Latin America and the jazz world, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at WICA in Langley. Join local favorites Gloria Ferry-Brennan and James Hinkley for an evening of familiar music and new discoveries. Special guest is Levi Burkle. For tickets, call 221-8268.

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Violin and cello duos span the centuries, from classical to contemporary, at Gloria and James in Concert. Gloria Ferry-Brennan, a sophomore at South Whidbey High School, joins James Hinkley, who has performed with renowned symphonies and scored MTV episodes. Enjoy original compositions, music from Latin America and the jazz world at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. Special guest Levi Burkle will join them. For tickets, call 221-8268.

Oak Harbor. The Muzzall sisters’ products are featured throughout the island. Peruse a selection of meat, vegetables, cheese and products by local crafters.

18 Sunday Palestinian’s journey discussed Northwest Language Academy’s series “Fireside Chats” is a forum to engage around socially important issues. Seattle author Jen Marlowe will lead a chat on her book, “The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian’s Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker,” co-authored with Palestinian peace activist Sami al Jundi. Marlowe will give a presentation and reading from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 18. A donation of $25 or $15 is suggested at the door.

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MoveOn discusses its next moves Whidbey’s MoveOn members will discuses what to focus their energy on in the coming months. They say there are now 7 million MoveOn members nationwide. The meeting, which will include a celebration of 2012 accomplishments, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 18 at Neil’s Clover Patch cafe in Bayview. Sign up at http:// pol.moveon.org/event/ meeting/136082.

Johnson, chef at Whidbey Institute, for an evening exploring easy to prepare foods that nourish the body, mind and spirit. Sample traditional dishes with a whole foods, gluten free, vegan or raw twist. This free library event is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Clinton Community Hall, located at 6411 Central Ave. Preregister online at www.sno-isle.org or call the library at 341-4280. Funded by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation and the Friends of the Clinton Library.

20 Tuesday 19 Monday 4-H film shows Food nourishes body and soul Just in time for the holidays, join Christyn

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Join the Third Tuesday Book Group for a discussion of “The Buddha in the Attic” by Julie Otsuka at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 20 at the Freeland Library, located at 5495 Harbor Ave. in Freeland. New members are welcome. For details, call 331-7323 or visit www. sno-isle.org.

22 Thursday Free turkey delivery available The volunteer Mobile Turkey Unit is accepting requests for free, homedelivered Thanksgiving dinners to people on South and Central Whidbey for a 14th year See calendar, A15

SUBMISSIONS Send items to editor@ southwhidbeyrecord.com. Deadline is Friday, eight days in advance, for the Saturday publication. Deadline for the Wednesday edition is one week in advance. The calendar is intended for community activities, cultural events and nonprofit groups; notices are free and printed as space permits.


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of operation. People can request a meal for themselves or neighbors in need by calling 341-1220 and leaving a message, using the online form at www.mobile turkeyunit.wordpress.com, or via a meal request form available at Good

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Cheer Food Bank, Senior Services of Island County or Helping Hand of South Whidbey. Volunteers should also call the same phone number. Donations can be made online or a check made out to TLC with “Mobile Turkey Unit” in the memo area, and mailed to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 97, Freeland, WA 98249.

Give thanks in Coupeville Friends, neighbors, families and visitors are welcome to join the 14th annual Community Thanksgiving potluck meal Nov. 22 at the Coupeville Rec Hall on the corner of Alexander and Coveland. A traditional spread will be served

buffet-style from noon until 2:30 p.m. or the food runs out. Turkey and ham are provided by the organizers, while the rest of the tasty menu is up to those who attend. The Community Thanksgiving is a smoke- and alcoholfree holiday extravaganza. Help is always welcome. To get involved, call Sue Winker at 360-678-1224.

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23 Friday Tree sales help orphans Displaced Orphans International will sell

Christmas trees from Nov. 23 through Dec. 17, at six Skagit Farmer’s Supply locations to raise money to feed, house and care for Orphan Refugee Children in Thailand and Myanmar. All of the proceeds will benefit DOI. Volunteer opportunities are available; if interested, call Greg at 425268-3454.

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Info available on diabetes, meds “Type 2 Diabetes Medication Update” will be the topic for Diabetes Health Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in Whidbey General Hospital Conference Room B. Information will be presented by certified diabetes educator Don Miller, R.N., about the oral medication and options for treating type 2 diabetes, when insulin is indicated and options for insulin regimens. There will also be time for general discussion. No re-registration is necessary. Diabetes Health Group is sponsored by the Whidbey General Hospital Diabetes Program.

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The Kiwanis of South Whidbey shelled out nearly $5,000 to Whidbey Island nonprofits. Groups representing help for recent mothers, performing arts and hospital care benefited from the Kiwanis this year. The fellowship group is dedicated to aiding children and each year raises funds from its fireworks stand in Clinton for scholarships and annual donations. “It was really good,” said Bob Welch, the club’s president. “Our goal is still the same: To help families and children, one child at a time. Change the community and change the child.”

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Langley man faces potpourri of charges Skagit Valley College BY JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter A 42-year-old Langley man is facing a series of criminal charges for allegedly violating a no-contact order repeatedly and then getting into a hit-and-run accident, court documents show. Christopher McBride pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court on Nov. 13 to five counts of violation of a court order, felony telephone harassment, hit and run

and driving while license suspended or revoked. If convicted of the charges, he could face up to a year in jail under the standard sentencing range. The alleged victim, a Clinton resident, reported to deputies that McBride, her estranged boyfriend, had violated a domestic violence protection order by repeatedly calling her cell phone, her father’s home, her brother’s cell phone and her mother’s cell phone, according to the report written by Lt. Evan Tingstad with the

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Saturday, November 17, 2012, Whidbey Classified, PAGE 19 Real Estate for Rent Island County

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Oak Harbor

FOR SALE 2 and 3 BR mobile homes in familyfriendly park, near schools, shopping, Navy base. $5,000-$18,000. 360-675-4228 NEW 1000 SqFt hand hewn timber-framed home. Ready for roof on your foundation. Price for existing shell only is $68,000. (Includes 8’ x 30’ covered porch and 8� fir plank floor.) Built by licensed and bonded contractor available to complete project from start to finish. Built from locally salvaged white pine. Finished product will be very energy efficient! Many options available. Call for more infor mation. 360-5796612

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LAND WANTED; 10 - 40 acres. Prefer part pasture and mostly wooded between Coupeville & Fr e e l a n d . P l e a s e n o agents. Email contact; gwestpor t@yahoo.com or PO Box 370, Freeland, 98249.

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1,700 SF, 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath home. Quiet, scenic, 2.5 acres near town. Fruit orchard. Garage. $1,095 360-679-1103.

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Freeland

DUPLEX UNIT FOR Rent in Clinton on Whidbey Island. 2 Bedroom; 1.5 baths; 1 car garage; deck. All appliances. No smoking. Half block from bus stop. 1 mile from the ferr y in Clinton. $925/ month on 12 month lease. $800 damage deposit. Application required. First, last, damage. 206-200-4219.

RENT TO BUY! 3 Bedroom, 2 bath home. Newer, manufactured on secluded 5 acres with barn! 1.5 miles from C l i n t o n Fe r r y o n bu s line. Rent to go toward down payment. $980/ month. By Owner, Bill, 360-221-8630. 425-2480231.

P E A C E F U L , WAT E R view home 2 miles from Freeland. Spacious 2 bedroom with gas fireplace. Detached 2 car garage has bathroom, woodstove and sauna. $1,000 month, first, last and deposit. 360-2027422.

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4 BR, 2.5 BA HOME with living room, bonus room, fireplace, decks, 2.5 car garage and large yard. Pet negotiable. $1,275/ month. 360-2401244. 360-914-0409. Oak Harbor

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3 BR, 1.5 BA HOME has 2 car garage & big fenced back yard! Split level style home. Extra room downstairs with washroom. Wood stove and propane (one on each level). Beach acc e s s. G r e a t S c a t c h e t Head neighborhood! No s m o k i n g . Pe t s n e g o t . $1,200/ month plus deposit. Six month to one year lease. Call 360320-1484. Find your perfect pet in the ClassiďŹ eds. www.nw-ads.com

NEWER Manufactured 3 bedroom, 2 bath home w i t h w a s h e r, d r ye r. Close to ferr y. Water, sewer paid. No smoking. No pets. $950, month to month lease. 360-3201983

WESTSIDE View Home! 1,820 SF, 2 bedroom, 3 bath, den/ office, newer kitchen appliances, washer/ dr yer hookup and one car garage. No smoking. $985. Lease, first, last, deposit. 360321-9322. billwoodland@whidbey.com COUPEVILLE / GREENBANK

OAK HARBOR

3 BR with yard. Pets negotiable. $950/mo, 1 yr lease & references required. 360-679-2011

BR DUPLEX near town. Newly remodeled including washer & dryer. Fenced back yard and storage unit. Pet o k ay. $ 1 , 0 5 0 / m o n t h . First, last and $500 deposit. 360-969-0489. Find what you need 24 hours a day. OAK HARBOR

CHARMING Cottage by t h e S e a , ove r l o o k i n g b e a u t i f u l Pe n n C ove. Fully furnished 1 bedr o o m . $ 9 0 0 m o n t h l y. $400 damage. All utilities included. Dishwasher, washer, dryer. Direct beach and dock access, nearby boat launch. Local community pool available Memorial Day through Labor Day. No smoking. Call: 360-202-4489 OAK HARBOR

WELL DESIGNED 1-STORY! 1124 SW KALAMA LP., OAK HARBOR

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3 BR, 2.5 BA OPTION of furnished or unfurnished. Beautiful 2011, 1,900 SF home with washer, dryer, dbl garage & fenced yard. On bus route. Pets negot. $1,195/ Month. 360-678-4666.

1,200 SF, 2 bedroom townhouse with washer/ dr yer hook-up. Forest City view! Excellent condition! Garbage included. $760 month. 1160 Oak Harbor SW Harrier Circle. 3601 BEDROOM trailer on 682-6739. private property, country s e t t i n g . C a r p o r t a n d OAK HARBOR d e ck . W / D. $ 5 0 0 / m o, first, last, $300/deposit. Sorry no smoking or pets. (360)675-3884

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CLINTON

PATTON’S HIDEAWAY $359,000 Stroll to the beach in minutes from this beautifully updated, 3-bedroom, 2-bath home in Patton’s Hideaway. This well-maintained, 2,513 asf home offers a magnificent sunroom, ocean view and creative yard. Kristi Jensen 360-929-0707 #326242 COUPEVILLE $234,000 The workmanship of this view home shines through. Kitchen features Italian tile counters, living room has solid teak floors, large study/den with fireplace. Large cedar deck. Beach access, boat launch. Carmen McFadyen 360-969-1754 #255190

MUTINY BAY $217,500 Stylish 2-story home with 3 bedrooms, 1.75 baths. Partial Olympic Mountain and Mutiny Bay view. Private newer deck for relaxing. Western exposure. Near shopping and services. Steve Strehlau 206-819-3411 #421438

South Whidbey

CLINTON $275,000 Beautiful water and mountain views from this convenient ferry access location featuring exceptionally well-appointed home with 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, bonus room and 2-car garage. Sharon Boyle 360-224-5266 #314669

Central Whidbey ADMIRALS COVE $149,900 3-bedroom home on large corner lot with lots of room for RV or other toys. New carpet, new kitchen counter tops, new exterior paint. Located in beach community with club house, swimming pool and boat launch. Debbie Merritt 360-929-6897 #422552 COUPEVILLE $499,999 Rare high-bank 100Âą ft. waterfront home on 1.5Âą acres. Majestic views of Penn Cove, Mt Baker, Oak Harbor city lights. Private beach trail. 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 2616 asf, many tasteful upgrades. Al Chochon 360-678-5858 #353372

GREENBANK $405,000 Welcome to paradise! 1.5Âą fully-fenced acres plus a 2,000 + sq ft home. Hardwood floors, custom kitchen, generous master suite. Over-sized detached garage/ shop, wrap-around porch, peek-a-boo water view. Annie Cash 360-632-1260 #421859

LANGLEY $139,000 Beautiful 52Âą ft waterfront lot on Saratoga Passage with tidelands. Views of Camano Island, Cascades and Mt Baker. Build your home and enjoy the peace and serenity of Whidbey Island. Mary Matthew 360-221-8898 #301167

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1,344 SF, 2 BR, 2 BA Home. Harbor/ Mountain views! Spacious house with bonus room, shop, fenced yard, deck, carp o r t . Wa t e r i n c l u d e d . $1,150: $1,150 deposit. Lease. 360-679-3355. 1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH 760-409-2617. Beautiful 900 SF on OAK HARBOR Deer Lake. Very private, 3 BEDROOM, 2 BATH, just 5 minutes from ferry! 2 car garage. Big fenced Sunny Southern expoback yard. Nice location. s u r e ! Wa s h e r, d r ye r, Near base and shop- dishwasher, fireplace, ping. Available Dec. 1st. large covered deck and 1001 SW Glenmont Ct. s t o r a g e . Fr e e W i - F i . $1,300 month. 360-675- $675 plus damage and 3812 or 360-929-8143. utilities. 206-849-8000

North Whidbey

SIERRA $8,250 Priced to sell. Nice lot with electricity, cable and phone. Clubhouse, community beach. Soils will perc. Water may be available after 2014 with plans and application. #389416 Karla Fredriksen 360-678-5858

COZY 2 BR CONDO! Country setting in town! 10 Minutes to base. Stackable washer/ dryer, deck & lots of storage. Water/ garbage included. Pet okay with fee. $695 plus deposit. 360969-0248.

Freeland 360/331-6006

Oak Harbor

9 ACRE FARM, 3 bedr o o m h o u s e, g a ra g e / storage, 17 stalls and paddocks, washer, dryer. $1500 month. 360632-1854

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Madrona Manor

BRAND NEW 2 bedroom apartment on South Whidbey. Great floor plan, all new appliances including washer/ dr yer. Easy 10 minute drive to Ferry. Beach access. No smoking, small pet okay with deposit. $990 month plus deposit. 206-214-5528

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MARINA VIEW Apar tm e n t . Ju s t r e n ova t e d 9 1 2 S F, 2 b e d r o o m . Washer, dryer. Deck to enjoy view. $925 month with 1 year lease. 360929-3339 or 360-675OAK HARBOR 2 BR: READY TO Move 9592. in! Features dishwasher, washer, dr yer, micro- OAK HARBOR wave, additonial storage Month To Month! and 2 assigned parking Studios & 2 BRs spaces. Water, sewer, $450 & 625/mo garbage included! $650 Near NAS/town month plus deposit. No Wtr/swr/grbg paid smoking/ pets. 1 year 360-683-0932 lease. Evenings: leave 626-485-1966 Cell message 360-679-2344. Oak Harbor

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FOUND DOG! Precious & loving light brown small (young?) dog. Po s s i b l e p i t b u l l m i x . Very skinny but well behaved. Attached himself to me while I was on a r un Monday 11/12 on Smugglers Cove Rd near SW State Park. He followed me home to Lagoon Point & hasn’t left my side since. Call (360)222-3186 or 3210070 Reach the readers the dailies miss. Call 800-388-2527 today to place your ad in the ClassiďŹ eds.

2013 OAK HARBOR COMREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The City of Oak Harbor is initiating its annual Comprehensive Amendment Process. The amendment process begins with a call for applications from the public requesting changes to the Plan. The requests are then compiled into a docket that is reviewed by the Planning Commission and City Council. The City Council approves a final docket in March 2013. R e q u e s t fo r c h a n g e s can be made to any aspect of the Comprehensive Plan. However, the application requirements differ for private amendments and public amendments. An example of a private amendment is a request to change a land use designation for a property a n d a n ex a m p l e o f a public amendment would be a request to change the density requirements for a par ticular zoning district. For more information on public amendments please contact city staff. Information regarding this can also be found in the Oak Harbor Municipal Code Chapter 18.15.060. Applications are now bei n g a c c e p t e d fo r t h e 2 0 1 3 C o m p r e h e n s i ve Plan Amendments. The application for private amendments (land use changes) is currently available at the City Hall and on the City’s website. Land owners can request changes to their property’s land use designation as part of the amendment process. The deadline for applications is December 3, 2012 5pm. The process to consider amendments to the Comprehensive Plan is a year long process. All applications received will be placed on a docket with other mandator y and discretionary items. The docket will then be reviewed by the Planning Commission and the City Council through a public hearing process before approval. The process is designed to provide opportunities for public par ticipation at var ious stages of the process. Please contact Cac Kamak, Senior Planner, at (360) 279-4514 if you have questions. LEGAL NO. 435306 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. November 3, 17, 2012.

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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE OAK HARBOR CITY COUNCIL CC 12-31 Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the Oak Harbor City Council in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harb o r, W a s h i n g t o n o n Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible to consider the following matter: To consider the elimination of the Technology Fund No. 505 Information is available at City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, Washington; 2794500. Nacelle Heuslein Interim City Clerk LEGAL NO. 437758 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. November 17, 2012.

WINDERMERE OPEN HOUSES Saturday, November 17, 1 - 4 or By App’t

Stop by any of these open houses or our South end offices for a complete list of all open houses. Find additional information on these homes and all other listed properties at WindermereWhidbey.com Coupeville Home on Acreage 661 Island Ridge Way, Coupeville #416165 $350,000

Home on Acreage-Whidbey Airpark 5405 Crawford Road, Langley #27025608 $895,000

Greenbank View Home 3143 Spahr Road, Greenbank #413982 $395,000

Home on Acreage-Whidbey Airpark 5415 Crawford Road, Langley #413975 $769,000

John Joynt 360/346-0017

Nicholas Lynch 360/929-7399

Susan Morgan 206/399-8204

Bernadette Aguiar-Johnson 425/870-3828

Freeland View Home on Acreage 6356 Apple Lane, Freeland #350782 $999,999

Deer Lagoon View Home 2207 Lancaster Road, Freeland #412191 $169,000

Ann Muniz 360/303-3367

Freeland 360.331.6006 5531 Freeland Ave

Bryan McCourt 360/941-0871

Windermere Real Estate/South Whidbey

Langley 360.221.8898 223 Second St

Sell it free in the Flea 1-866-825-9001

FILING OF PROPOSED BUDGET Whidbey Island Public Hospital District Notice of Filing Proposed Budget Notice is hereby given that the Whidbey Island Public Hospital District, a municipal cor poration, has prepared a proposed budget of contemplated financial transactions for the year 2013 and the budget is on file in the records of the Commission in the District offices.. Notice is fur ther given that a Public Hearing on said proposed budget shall be held on November 26, 2012 in Conference Room B of the Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville, Washington, at 4:30 p.m., on said date. Any taxpayer may appear at said

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Hearing at said time and place and be heard against the whole or any par t of the proposed budget. WHIDBEY ISLAND P U B L I C H O S P I TA L DISTRICT Board of Commissioners: Anne Tarrant Ron Wallin Grethe Cammermeyer Roger Case, M.D. Georgia Gardner LEGAL NO. 438959 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. November 10, 17, 24, 2012.

Pursuant to the Revised C o d e o f Wa s h i n g t o n , Chapter 61.24 RCW: I N OT I C E I S H E R E B Y GIVEN that the unders i g n e d Tr u s t e e ( t h e “Trustee�) will on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., at the Island County Courthouse, located at 101 N.E. 6th Street, Coupeville, State of Washington, sell at p u bl i c a u c t i o n t o t h e highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following-described real and personal property, situated in the County of Island, State of Washington: LOT 4, BLOCK 4, PLAT OF HOLMES HARBOR GOLF & YACHT CLUB, D I V I S I O N N O. 7 , A S PER PLAT RECORDED IN VOLUME 9 OF P L AT S , PA G E 5 , RECORDS OF ISLAND C O U N T Y, WA S H I N G TON. SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF ISLAND, STATE OF WASHINGTON. TOGETHER WITH all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures; all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances; all water, water rights and ditch rights (including stock in utilities with ditch or irrigation rights); and all other rights, royalties and profits relating to such real property, including without limitation all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters; and TOGETHER WITH all equipment, fixtures and other articles of personal proper ty now or hereafter owned by Grantor, and now or hereafter attached or affixed to the real proper ty; together with all accessions, parts, and additions to, all replacements of, and all substitutions for, any of such property, and together with all issues and profits thereon and proceeds (including without limitation all insurance proceeds and refunds of premiums) for any sale or other disposition of the proper ty. The Deed of Trust covers the above-described real proper ty and personal property, together with and inclusive of the improvements and fixtures thereon and all leases, rents, issues and profits therefrom and thereon (collectively, the “Property�). The Property is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated Januar y 13, 2006, recorded Januar y 20, 2006, under recording no. 4160208 (the “Deed of Trust�), records of Island County, Washington, from Jack Sikma, a married man as his separate estate (“Borrower� and “Grantor�) as grantor, to Land Title Company-Freeland as initial Tr ustee, to secure an o bl i g a t i o n i n favo r o f Whidbey Island Bank (“Beneficiary�), as benef i c i a r y. T h e D e e d o f Trust secures the obligations (as defined in the Deed of Trust), including but not limited to all of Borrower’s obligations under that certain Promissory Note dated January 13, 2006, in the original principal amount of $67,500.00, which Promissor y Note was modified by that certain Change in Terms Agreement dated December 2, 2011, and further modified by that Change in Terms Agreement dated April 16, 2012 (collec-

Superior Court of Washington County of ISLAND In Re tbe Matter of tbe Estate of: JOy LEE ALICE McCLELLAN, Deceased. PROBATE NO. 12-400258-6 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving 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 in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative ser ved or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided und e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: November 10, 2012. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: Traci Cheever /s/ Terry L. Smith Te r r y L . S m i t h , WSBA#27014 Terry L. Smith, PLLC Attorney for the Personal Representative of The Estate of Joy Lee Alice McClellan 1665 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 86 Freeland, Washington 98249-0086 LEGAL NO. 437108 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. November 10, 17, 24, 2012. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference No.: 4160208 Grantor: Jack Sikma, a married man as his separate estate Grantee: Whidbey Island Bank Legal Description: Lot 4, Block 4, Plat of Holmes H a r b o r G o l f & Ya c h t Club, Division No. 7 Assessor’s Tax Parcel N o . : S7165-07-04004-0/2789 60

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tively, the “Note”), executed by Borrower as maker in favor of Whidbey Island Bank as payee. The Beneficiary is the owner and holder of the Note and the other obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and is entitled to enforce the same. Unless otherwise specified in any subsequent notice from Beneficiary or the Trustee under the Deed of Trust, any Trustee’s sale held pursuant to this Notice of Trustee’s Sale and any subsequent Notice of Trustee’s Sale will be a unified sale of all of the Property, real and personal, pursuant to RCW 62A.9A.604(a)(2). II No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Tr ust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligations secured by the Deed of Tr ust in any Cour t by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. III The Note matured and was due and payable in full on June 15, 2012. As of August 9, 2012, the Beneficiary declares that you are in default for failure to pay principal, interest and other fees, expenses and charges as herein set forth: CURRENTLY DUE TO PAY OFF ON AUGUST 9, 2012 Description Amount (a) Principal Balance $62,316.14 (b) Interest at 6.50% from 6/15/12 to 8/9/12 2,807.64 (c) Late charges 349.74 TOTAL $65,473.52 CHARGES, COSTS AND FEES (a) Attor neys’ fees & costs $0.00 (estimated) (b) Trustee’s fees 1,750.00 (c) Advances by Beneficiar y (appraisal and taxes) 5,165.15 (d) Trustee’s sale guarantee 450.02 (e) Ser vice/posting of notices 260.00 (estimated) (f) Postage/copying expense 300.00 (estimated) (g) Recording fees 100.00 (estimated) T O TA L C H A R G E S , COSTS AND FEES $8,025.17 estimated) T O TA L E S T I M AT E D AMOUNT TO PAY OFF A S O F AU G U S T 9 , 2012 $73,498.69 (estimated) If any other events of default under the Deed of Trust exist at any time pr ior to the Tr ustee’s sale, they must also be cured. The foregoing amounts will increase with the passage of time. You should contact the undersigned Trustee for a current payoff amount. IV The sum owing on the obligations secured by t h e D e e d o f Tr u s t i s : Principal $62,316.14, together with interest as provided in the underlying loan documents and such other costs and fees as are due under the Note or other instruments secured, and as are provided by statute. V T h e a b ove - d e s c r i b e d Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligations secured by the Deed of Tr u s t a s p r ov i d e d by statute. The sale will be

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made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on November 30, 2012. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured before the date and time of sale. The sale may be terminated any time before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or the Deed of Trust, paying all other amounts owing on the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor and at the following addresses: Jack Sikma 9009 NE 42nd Street Ya r r o w P o i n t , W A 98004 Jack Sikma P.O. Box 141 Medina, WA 98039 by both first class mail and certified mail on July 10, 2012, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on July 12, 2012, the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the Proper ty described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such posting. VII T h e Tr u s t e e w h o s e name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fe e s d u e a t a ny t i m e prior to the sale. Michael D. Bohannon 19586 10th Avenue NE, Suite 300 PO Box 2326 Poulsbo, WA 98370 360-779-6665 VIII The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described Property. IX Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they br ing a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the Trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the Property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the Deed of Trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summar y proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenantoccupied proper ty, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060 XI

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NOTICE TO GUARANTORS NOTICE TO ALL PERSONS AND PARTIES WHO ARE GUARANTORS OF THE OBLIG AT I O N S S E C U R E D BY THIS DEED OF TRUST: (1) the guarantors may be liable for a deficiency judgment to the extent the sale price obtained at the Trustee’s sale is less than the debt secured by the Deed of Trust; (2) the guarantors have the same rights to reinstate the debt, cure the default, or repay the debt as is given to the Grantor in order to avoid the Trustee’s sale; (3) the guarantors will have no right to redeem the Property after the Trustee’s sale; (4) subject to such longer periods as are provided in the Wa s h i n g t o n D e e d o f Trust Act, Chapter 61.24 R C W, a n y a c t i o n b r o u g h t t o e n fo r c e a guaranty must be commenced within one year after the Trustee’s sale, or the last Trustee’s sale under any deed of trust granted to secure the same debt; and (5) in any action for a deficiency, the guarantors will have the right to establish the fair value of the Property as of the date of the Tr ustee’s sale, less prior liens and encumbrances, and to limit its liability for a deficiency to the difference between the debt and the greater of such fair value or the sale price paid at the Trustee’s sale, plus interest and costs. D AT E D A u g u s t 1 3 , 2012. /s/ Michael D. Bohannon MICHAEL D. BOHANNON, Trustee For further information p l e a s e c a l l (360) 779-6665 STATE OF WASHINGTON ss. County of Kitsap On this day personally appeared before me MICHAEL D. BOHANNON, to me known to be the individual described in and who executed the within and foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that he signed the same as his free and voluntary act and deed, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. GIVEN under my hand and official seal this 13th day of August, 2012. /s/ Melissa S. Colletto Printed Name: Melissa S. Colletto NOTARY PUBLIC in and for the State of Washington. Residing at: Poulsbo, WA My Commission Expires: 10/19/13 LEGAL NO. 427855 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. October 27, November 17, 2012.

tive’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 (30) days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as p r ov i d e d u n d e r R C W 11.40.020(3); or (2) four (4) 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 section 11 of this act and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication: November 3, 2012 / s / S H E VAU N L . WRIGHT SHEVAUN L. WRIGHT Personal Representative M I C H A E L L . O LV E R , WSBA No. 7031 HELSELL FETTERMAN, LLP Attor neys for the CoPersonal Representatives Safeco Plaza Building, Suite 4200 1001- 4th Ave., S e a t t l e , W A 98154-1154 D.S.H.S. only: Mail copy with decedent’s Social Security Number, indicated as: 536-52-8915 to: Office of Financial Recovery, Attn: Estate R e c ove r y U n i t , P. O. Box 9501, Olympia, WA 9 8 5 0 7 - 9 5 0 1 (360)-753-1325). LEGAL NO. 434989 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. November 3, 10, 17, 2012.

N. SUE ALDEN Personal Representative Attorneys for Estate: EDWIN EMERlCK, JR. McCUNE, GODFREY & EMERICK, INC., P.S. 1107 N. E. 45th, Suite 330 S e a t t l e , Wa s h i n g t o n 98105-4697 Phone: (206) 632-0575

Fax: (206) 632-8673 LEGAL NO. 437245 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. November 10, 17, 24, 2012.

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF: KEITH C. HOLT, Deceased. NO. 12-4-05871-4SEA PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE NAMED BELOW has been app o i n t e d a s Pe r s o n a l 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 Representa-

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY Estate of JEAN H. McMULLEN deceased. No. 12-4-06201-1SEA N OT I C E TO C R E D I TORS The individual named below has been appointed as personal representative of the above estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, prior to the time such claims would be barred by any other-wise 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 ofthe claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative ser ved or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided und e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) Four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the decedent. DATE OF FILING COpy OF NOTICE TO CREDITO R S W i t h C l e r k o f Court: November 7, 2012 DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: November 10, 2012 /s/ N. SUE ALDEN

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