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Langley mayor charged, may lose position By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

The mayor of Langley is charged with a crime that may spell the end of his career in politics. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks filed one count of “false report by a public officer” against Mayor Larry Kwarsick in Island County Superior Court Thursday. Kwarsick allegedly broke the law when he was serving as director of community planning in Langley last year. He’s accused of backdating a document to make it appear that it was written by a predecessor. The Notice of Decision improperly eliminated permit requirements on his stepdaughter’s home construction project, according to court documents.

Kwarsick is accused of knowingly making “a false or misleading statement in any official report or statement,” under the definition of the charge. If convicted, Kwarsick would have to forfeit his office and would be permanently disqualified from holding office in the state, according to court documents. The charge is a gross misdemeanor and punishable with up to 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine. Kwarsick, 65, is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment Monday. Banks said he expects the case will be resolved at that time, though he wouldn’t disclose the terms of a potential settlement. Kwarsick is well-known throughout Whidbey See MAYOR, A4

Officials respond to OLF petition, meeting planned By JUSTIN BURNETT Staff reporter

An online petition to stop military exercises at the U.S. Navy’s airfield in Central Whidbey will not succeed, but it may lead to improvements in communication, according to Congressman Rick Larsen. The petition began Dec. 1 and now has more than 1,000 signatures.

Organizers plan to send it to Congress and President Barack Obama, but the Second District Democrat said this week that their efforts will not result in the closure of Outlying Field. “OLF is not going away,” Larsen said. A long-time member of the U.S. House of Representative’s Armed See OLF, A8

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Island County Sheriff Mark Brown, left, talks with Fred Goodman of the USDA Wildlife Services and Island County Animal Control Officer Carol Barnes about how to catch two aggressive dogs that have been roaming a neighborhood off West Beach Road.

Aggressive dogs close Ebey park By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

Fort Ebey State Park on Whidbey Island was closed this week after a pair of aggressive dogs attacked two hikers Tuesday. Beginning on Thursday, the temperamental canines started ranging outside the park to neighborhoods just north near Libbey Beach Park. Park rangers, Island County Animal Control Officer Carol Barnes, a specialist from the USDA Wildlife Services and even Sheriff Mark Brown have been out patrolling the area and warning residents. Barnes said the potentially dangerous dogs have been going up to the doors

of homes and scratching at them. She said several residents are scared to go out. Park Ranger Brett Bayne said the Central Whidbey park will remain closed until the dogs have been removed. The Kettles Trail near Coupeville is also closed. Bayne said he’s seen the dogs a few times and they’ve been very aggressive toward him. He said he resorted to pepper-spraying them when they wouldn’t let him get out of his vehicle. The rangers found a pile of dog food near where the dogs have been seen. “It’s apparent these dogs have been abandoned,” Barnes said. “It’s very sad.” Lauryn Wilson, a native Oak Harbor resident, came

home from college at Central Washington University and decided to bring a friend, Brad Durham, to Fort Ebey State Park for a hike Tuesday afternoon. They were on a trail when the two dogs, both without collars, ran up to them. She said they looked like mixedbreed dogs; the larger male appeared to be a St. Bernard and German shepherd mix, while the smaller female looked like a pitbull mix. Wilson said the dogs kept growling and charging at them. They tried to walk away, but the dogs continued being aggressive. She said she thought they might be trying to get help for an injured owner or puppies. “The dogs, I thought, were

acting so strangely,” she said. Wilson said she started following the dogs, which seemed to make them happy. But when Durham followed behind, the dogs became angry and started attacking him. They both bit him on the hands and legs. The larger dog drew blood. “It seemed like they have a problem with men,” she said. “Maybe they were beaten by a man.” Since the dogs seemed threatened by Durham, See dogs, A8

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Port of Coupeville receives $335K in Conservation Futures Funds By NATHAN WHALEN Staff reporter

Leaders for the Port of Coupeville are figuring out how to best use an award that is nearly equal to the entity’s yearly tax collection. The public entity received $335,000 in Conservation Futures Funds from Island County for an easement on

the agricultural, recreational and environmentally sensitive lands at the farm. The Port of Coupeville receives around $360,000 in tax dollars each year. With the futures fund award soon to be in hand, port leaders are looking to move forward with maintenance projects at the

Greenbank Farm and the Coupeville Wharf. Those projects have been deferreddue to funding problems. During the monthly commissioner meeting Wednesday for Port of Coupeville, executive director Jim Patton said he is accepting solicitations for new fuel floats at the

Coupeville Wharf. Replacing those floats are a high priority for the port. The current ones have a history of breaking loose. Port employees have had to beach the floats until repairs could be made. Patton said the floats pose a problem for Penn Cove Shellfish boats, which refuel

at the Coupeville Wharf. He is hoping the new fuel floats will be smaller, made of metal instead of concrete and better equipped to handle the conditions of Penn Cove during the winter. He said he hopes to have bids received by the end of January. The Port of Coupeville has around a dozen poten-

tial projects and a special meeting will be scheduled in February to not only prioritize maintenance needs but revise the port’s budget because it’s going to drastically change. The 2013 budget was based on the assumption there wouldn’t be Conservation Futures Funds.

Man faces multiple charges in Dec. 5 bar brawl, fighting with police By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

A 23-year-old Oak Harbor man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly assaulted three people in a bar, broke a man’s jaw and then fought with police, according to court records. Prosecutors charged

Matthew R. Davison in Island County Superior Court Dec. 10 with assault in the second degree, two counts of assault in the fourth degree and resisting arrest. Davison is being held on $25,000 bail and was ordered to have no contact with the three alleged victims. Davison is accused of

punching and seriously injuring a fellow patron at the Football Bat Sports Bar and Grill in Oak Harbor Dec. 5. Officer Chris Peabody with the Oak Harbor Police Department responded to the assault. He reported surveillance video shows Davison struck the fellow patron unprovoked. The victim was

identified as 28-year-old Jerry Zimmerman of Oregon. Zimmerman was knocked unconscious. Doctors later determined he had a broken jaw, according to the report. After the assault, Davison’s three friends attempted to retain him. Davison allegedly punched two of the men in the face, Peabody reported.

Officers later found Davison hiding nearby. He allegedly resisted arrest and tried to kick the officers. He was transported to Oak Harbor Jail, where he repeatedly kicked the door of a holding cell. Officers decided to transport him to Island County Jail, but he resisted getting into the police car and

had to be tased, the report states. During the drive to the jail, Davison allegedly threatened that he had been hiding near the Football Bat when the officers were investigating the assault. He said he had an “AR-15 rifle” and could have taken the officers “out” at any time, the officer wrote.

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It’s been a tough year for donations to the Marine Corps League’s Toys for Tots program on Whidbey Island. According to organizer Mike McClung, donations are down about 40 percent, the impact of which will be felt next year. “Last year we spent about $13,000 on toys. This year we’ve spent about $12,500 but we haven’t been able to replenish our funds,” McClung told members of the Maj. Megan McClung Marine Corps League at its regular meeting Thursday evening in Oak Harbor. “We’re going to be OK this year, but it’s next year I’m worried about.”

McClung told the group a fundraiser last weekend at the ferry dock in Clinton — the group’s major Toys for Tots fundraiser — brought in just over $3,000, half of what the group earned last year. Another factor that has hurt the effort is that the cost of toys has risen. “Prices are up across the board,” McClung said. “The cost of toys has gone up from $2 to $5 each.” There are two more fundraising opportunities — the holiday choir and band concerts coming up at Oak Harbor High School. The annual Holiday Choir concert will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.

19 and the holiday band concert will be held at the school at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20. All the money and toys collected on Whidbey Island stay on Whidbey Island, according to McClung. This year there are 1,800 children on the list, up about 300 from the previous year. Toys for Tots collection boxes will remain at several participating businesses across the island through Saturday, Dec. 22. Contributions can be mailed to: Toys for Tots — Whidbey, MCL Detachment 1210, P.O. Box 977, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Call 360-320-3013 for information.

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Sheriff to hold meeting Thursday on incoming Coupeville sex offender By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

The Island County Sheriff’s Office is holding a public meeting in Coupeville Thursday, Dec. 20 to discuss a Level 3 sex offender who’s moving back to the community. Christopher Mazdra, 34, will be residing on NE Sixth Street in Coupeville after being released from prison. The sheriff’s office has

classified him as a Level 3 sex offender, which means he’s considered a high risk to the community. Sheriff Mark Brown and Coupeville Marshal Lance Davenport will be at the meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. Mazdra was convicted of three counts of rape of a child in the third degree and, in a separate case, one count of communicating

with a minor for immoral purposes in 2006. Mazdra engaged in sexual and inappropriate relationships with underaged girls that he met on the bus, at the library or through instant messaging, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. He had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl when he was 24 years old. At his sentencing hearing, his mother explained that Mazdra has a develop-

mental disability and identified with teenagers. The judge sentenced Mazdra under the Special Sexual Offender Sentencing Alternative, commonly known as a SSOSA. The sentencing alternative allows first-time sex offenders to avoid all or most of a prison term by agreeing to go through special sex offender treatment in the community and abiding by strict conditions meant to safeguard the com-

munity and change any bad habits that could lead to future offenses. The court revoked Mazdra’s SSOSA last year after he violated the conditions by being in a place minors congregate, going on the Internet without permission from his treatment provider and having a sexual relationship with an adult woman without permission of his treatment provider or a Community Corrections officer.

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Virginia Rae Hoffelt

Virginia Rae Hoffelt, longtime Oak Harbor resident, died Saturday morning, Dec. 1, 2012, at home with her daughters by her side. Born July 23, 1922 in Williston, N.D. to Raymond and Mildred Milner, “Ginny Rae” was the eldest of four children. She graduated from Williston High School in 1940 and received a Registered Nurse degree from the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1943. Virginia was still a student nurse at Mercy Hospital in 1942 when she met John Hoffelt, a U.S. Navy sailor on shore leave who was in Williston to visit a shipmate’s sister. They began exchanging letters and were married 18 months later in Sidney, Mont. The couple lived in Miami, Jacksonville, Corpus Christi, Honolulu and Pensacola before 1953, when the Navy transferred Chief Petty Officer Hoffelt to Whidbey Island, which became their permanent home. Their 68-year marriage exemplified the meaning of love and devotion. In addition to raising her children and helping manage the family business, Virginia was a part of the St. Augustine parish community, a Bluebird group leader, Camp Kirby nurse and a member of the Oak Harbor Emblem Club #450. An avid golfer, she was one of the first to join the Whidbey Golf and Country Club and cherished her home on the course with its view of the fairways. For many years, she and John escaped the Pacific Northwest’s winter weather by heading south to their second home in Sun City, Ariz. At 90, Virginia was thriving independently, still driving, traveling and staying current — she enjoyed texting with her grandchildren on her iPhone – when she suddenly became ill in late October and was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. After a brief hospitalization, she returned home to be cared for ‘round the clock by her daughters, with help and guidance from Hospice of the Northwest. She is missed by so


Island. He previously worked as the Island County public works director and the planning director. He is currently under contract as the planning director in Coupeville and was also contracted in Langley before becoming mayor. He runs a land-use consulting firm called Sound Planning Services. The Island County Prosecutor’s Office started looking into the case after current Langley Planning Director Jeff Arango discovered the paperwork irregularity because of a public information request from South Whidbey blogger

Skip Demuth. Arango made a whistleblower’s complaint to Langley City Council. The council, in turn, asked the prosecutor to investigate. Banks said he convened a special inquiry judge, but he didn’t end up taking testimony in the secretive procedure designed to protect witnesses. But he said employees were willing to speak with Detective Ed Wallace with the Island County Sheriff’s Office. The case surrounds a property on Minnie Lane that is largely wetland. In 2006 — before he became planning director — Kwarsick was acting as the agent for his stepdaughter, Emmy Atwood, and her husband in obtaining development permits. As part of the permitting

many. Virginia is survived by her husband, John; brother Raymond Milner, Jr. of Roswell, N.M.; brother-inlaw John Farmer of Houston and her five daughters and their husbands: Susan Waller (Mike) of Oak Harbor; Mary Rothschild (Ross Anderson) of Port Townsend; Margaret Foss (Robert) of Oregon City, Ore.; Marjorie Crossley (James) of Vancouver; and Sandra Hoffelt Olson (Mike) of Langley. Also surviving are grandchildren Jeff Waller, Victoria McColl, Kate Choiniere, Emily Olson, Sarah Olson and step-grandson Colin Anderson, as well as great grandchildren Matthew and Aiden and step-great grandchildren Mahal and Malaya. Several of Virginia’s nieces and nephews thought of “Aunt Geeg” as their second Mom. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother William Milner, sister Patricia Farmer and granddaughter Elizabeth. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Oak Harbor with Rev. Philip Raether as Celebrant, followed by a Celebration of Life at Wallin Funeral Home. Friends and family are encouraged to offer condolences and share memories via the memory book hosted by Wallin Funeral Home at

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ment restriction attached to the deed on the property. He filed the notice and wrote a notation closing the file, according to Banks. Kwarsick didn’t return calls for comment. He previously said he didn’t intentionally backdate the document, but forgot to change the date while finishing up the work of the former planner, according to the whistleblower’s report. But Banks said evidence from Kwarsick’s computer shows that he wrote the notice as a separate document, using a June of 2009 Amendment of Critical Areas Decision as a template. “It appears that he was working on a document at home to make it look like it was an official Langley report,” he said.

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Phyllis Jean Littell

Phyllis Jean Littell was called to be with the Lord on December 12, 2012 at Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle. She was born August 19, 1935 in Waterloo, Iowa to Sidney and Mary Manson. At age five, she moved with her family to Indianapolis. At age 18, she graduated from high school and was married to Clarence Littell. Clarence was on active duty with the U.S. Navy and assigned to the Brooklyn Ship Yard with the USS Antietam. Clarence and Phyllis honeymooned in New York for two weeks and then were transferred to their new duty station at NAS Pensacola. While in Pensacola, two children, Dennis and Vickie were born. The Navy sent the Littell family on the Alameda and in 1958 they were stationed at Moffett Field, where third child Cindy was born. Whidbey Island became home in 1960, when Clarence was assigned to NAS Whidbey. Phyllis found work at an Optometrist office in Anacortes for a time, and then spent 10 years for Whidbey Federal Credit Union. She was a long-time member of the Oak Harbor Southern Baptist Church. Phyllis is survived by Clarence Littell–her husband of 59 years, and by three children and their spouses: Dennis Littell and Sharon Felix of Kirkland; Vickie McDougal and husband Rev. Robert McDougal of Texas; and Cindy Palmer and husband Ira of Maryland; and

process, the city approved a Wetland Mitigation Plan that Kwarsick submitted. It required a 10-year monitoring plan, annual reports and restoration work to be completed over several years. After two members of the planning department quit, the city approved a contract with Kwarsick as planning director on Jan. 3, 2011. Under the contract, Kwarsick was supposed to recuse himself from all matters related to his clients, according to Wallace. While he was planning director, he allegedly wrote a Notice of Decision, backdated to Dec. 20, 2010, that stated all wetland mitigation work on his stepdaughter’s project was completed after just one year; the document also eliminated a develop-


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Phyllis Jean Littell her grandchildren Heather Jones, Valerie Pogio, John McDougal, Christine Brack, Amanda Littell, Nathan Palmer and Megan Palmer and great grandchildren, Joshua Jones, Robert Pogio and Sidney Brack. She is also survived by her adopted family Dennis Verble and Brian and Katy Verble, all of Coupeville and one sister Hazel Verhine of Indianapolis, In. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Kenneth Manson. Funeral services for Phyllis Littell will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Oak Harbor Southern Baptist Church with Rev. Robert McDougal officiating. Graveside committal services will follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Pregnancy Care Clinic, 670 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor, WA 98277. A reception for family will follow at the church. Friends and family are encouraged to offer condolences and share memories at the Memory Book hosted by Wallin Funeral Home at www.wallinfuneralhome. com.

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James R. Butler died at Whidbey General Hospital on Dec 5, 2012 at the age of 79 of a heart attack. He was born in Delta, Colo. to Bernard and Belle (Browning) Butler and graduated from Delta High School with the Class of 1951. He married Elizabeth Johnson on Nov 22, 1958 at Moffitt Field, Calif. and enjoyed a wonderful 54 years of marriage to her. Following high school, Jim worked in the uranium mines before joining the U. S. Navy in Jan 1952. His duties as a Flight Engineer led him to assignments around the world that included serving in the Vietnam War and on various aircraft carriers. He retired as a Command Master Chief after 30 years of honorable service to his country. After his retirement from the U. S. Navy, Jim worked another 15 years for Whidbey General Hospital as the head of the engineering department, where he was able to continue to use his vast mechanical knowledge and leadership skills. After his second retirement, Jim spent his remaining years serving as the neighborhood “handy-man.” You would always see him around the neighborhood helping others repair their cars, fixing lawnmowers, or performing many other errands. He was also an active member of the sheriff’s department volunteer patrol. Jim was an avid hunter,

James R. Butler fisherman and camper; hobbies he had enjoyed since his early childhood days. He would often head to the Cascade and Rocky Mountains to enjoy the outdoors. He was an expert shotgun trap and skeet shooter, earning several trophies in individual and team competitions. Most importantly, Jim was a devoted and loyal husband and father and his family came first before all other activities. As his children grew and moved away, he made numerous trips across the country to visit his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Jim is survived by his wife, Beth, of Oak Harbor; son John Butler and wife Rose, of Great Lakes, Ill.; son William (Bill) of Oak Harbor; daughter Lori Stokes, of Mansfield, Texas; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Memorial services with full military honors were held on Dec 13, 2012 in Oak Harbor. During the summer of 2013, his ashes will be spread in the mountains of Colorado that he loved so much.

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Environmental group set to file petition against county By JUSTIN BURNETT Staff reporter

A state-required update to a section of Island County’s critical areas ordinances is seven years past due and a South Whidbey-based environmental watchdog group says that’s too long. Officials with Whidbey Environmental Action Network, or WEAN, have confirmed that they be filing a failure to act petition this week with the state’s Growth Management Hearings board for the county’s lack of action to update its policies and regulations for fish and wildlife conservation areas. Steve Erickson, litigation coordinator for WEAN, said the update has continually shown up on the Island County Planning Commission’s docket as an action item but has yet to be completed. He believes the existing rules need “extensive chang-

es” and, after years of delay, the only way to ensure the county takes action is to seek an enforcement order by the state hearing’s board. “It’s the only way we can assure the county meets its obligations,” Erickson said. “It’s just time that happens,” he said. In 1990, the Legislature passed the Growth Management Act, which required counties and cities to adopt comprehensive land use plans and development regulations to coordinate and manage growth and development, as well as protect the state’s natural resources and critical areas. In response, the county adopted its comprehensive plan and its critical areas ordinance, which addresses wetlands and agriculture to geologically hazardous and frequently flooded areas, in 1998. Those rules are subject to

continual review, however, and the state established a Dec. 1, 2005, deadline for Island County. With the exception of fish and wildlife habitat conservation areas, all have been updated. WEAN submitted a letter to Island County Planning and Community Development and the Prosecutor’s Office last month to notify officials of its intent to file the petition with the hearing’s board. Along with addressing the conservation areas update failure, it alleged that the shoreline master program update, which is currently in the process of being adopted, contained elements of the old rules. Erickson alleged a lack on consistency would be created between the two sets of regulations once the critical areas ordinance is fully updated. Bob Pederson, the county’s planning chief, did address WEAN’s litigation

threat at the commissioner’s work session last week, saying the petition and a possible enforcement order by the hearing board will be a hardship for the department. “If they do so, that is going to have a substantial impact on the work program and there will be an economic number associated with that,” Pederson said. Lacking the “in-house expertise” to accomplish all aspects of the update, he said an outside consultant would likely need to be hired. Time was scheduled in 2012 to perform some of the work for the update but significant progress wasn’t made as attempts to secure grant funding were unsuccessful. Pederson said he is optimistic they will have better luck with another grant opportunity being sought this January. Some work was done, however, through the shore-

line master program update as the rules contain a conservation areas element. Subsequently, Pederson does not agree with Erickson’s opinion that that program includes outdated policies. “Certainly there are provisions from the old ordinance that carried forward but there is more than that,” he said. Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson said she does hope the next grant application is more successful but she also made it clear that she believes it’s time to make progress on the overdue update. “I think it is important that we move forward,” Price Johnson said. “It’s languished a long time.” This isn’t the first time WEAN has been a thorn in the county’s side. Since its inception in 1989, the nonprofit group has challenged

the county on various landuse policies, projects and permits on more than 20 separate occasions. Those challenges have taken place in courts, in front of hearings examiners and the GMA hearings board. It’s been in continuous litigation with the county over the agricultural element of the critical areas ordinance since it’s original adoption, with the latest court action scheduled for early next year. The recent letter from WEAN also requested a schedule be mutually agreed upon for when the update would be completed. Erickon said this week that he has not yet heard back from county officials and planned to file the petition on Thursday. “We’re going to do what we need to do,” Erickson said. “It’s the only way we can assure the county meets it’s obligations.”

OBITUARY Carolyn Laverne Moon

Carolyn Laverne Moon, age 80, longtime resident of Coupeville, passed away at Careage of Whidbey on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, with her son Dewey and daughter-in-law Cherie by her side. Mrs. Moon was born in Santa Paula, Calif., on April 21, 1932. She was raised in Santa Paula, where she also graduated from high school. She was married to Tom Moon. In 1969, she moved to Coupeville. Carolyn was multi-talented. She was a freelance photographer and a furniture upholsterer. She loved square dancing and had been a member of the Whidbey Whirlers. She enjoyed playing the piano and good music. She was a seamstress, and enjoyed sewing square dancing outfits. Carolyn is survived by her five children: Carolyn Aloha Moon and her partner Robyn Derganz, of Ventura, Calif.; Dewey Moon and his wife Cherie, of Oak Harbor; Michael Moon and his wife Patty of Hanford, Calif.; Cheryl Ann Faulkner


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Many thanks for returning wallet Monday evening I stopped in Walmart to make a quick purchase. I was in a hurry, on my way home from work, thus I was careless. As I was placing my wallet back into the inside pocket of my jacket, I apparently missed the pocket and the wallet landed on the floor. Some angel-in-disguise picked up the wallet and turned it into customer service who returned it to me. Many, many thanks and I hope all involved have a peaceful Christmas.

Because of your generosity we are able to support programs which help to teach patriotism, assist in the well being and education of our youth and support our veterans. Shari Vogelman VFW Post 7392 Ladies Auxiliary

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Why are straight weddings not news While I support gay unions, I was just wondering, were there any heterosexual marriages the past few days or didn’t they make the headlines? Robert Moliter Coupeville

Tim McManus Coupeville

Thanks for VFW auxiliary support The Ladies Auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7392’s 13th Annual Auction was a success! Funds raised at our annual auction support the many programs we participate in throughout our community. Some of these programs include assistance for veteran’s hospitals, cancer aid and research, Veterans Day activities and youth essay/ art programs. Along with our post, we also offer scholarships, support blood drives and host an annual seniors’ Christmas party. Our auction was successful thanks to these businesses who donated wonderful items in support of our auction. We thank all of our volunteers, community and guests of our auction.


Facebook shouldn’t be required to post Why should someone have to be on Facebook in order to add a comment on your website? So people can be held accountable for their statements? Gee, what did we do before? How about an e-mail address like the one you made me use in order to write the editor, or just let it fly? Jerome Squire Coupeville

Curbside recycling

Curbside recycling is long overdue In Washington state the recycle rate is 49 percent. But here on Whidbey Island, with all our do-gooders and

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everyone saying we live in such a special place, it’s a disappointing 32 percent. Whidbey is surrounded by counties with curbside. Snohomish County, Skagit County, East Jefferson County and San Juan County have all voted for curbside recycling. Camano Island and the City of Oak Harbor have curbside recycling. Coupeville is about to start picking it up at the curb. Why does the rest of Whidbey Island keep voting it down? Curbside recycling is how cities and counties increase their recycling rate. Curbside recycling on Whidbey is long overdue. People think it will be too expensive. I can understand the families that are having a hard time making ends meet, but the ones who have the most garbage for pick-up will benefit the most and here’s how. If you put two garbage cans out on the curb for weekly pick-up, you are currently paying $25.12 a month. If we get curbside recycling it will cost about $11 more, totaling $36.12 a

month. But if you separate the garbage from the recyclables, you can downsize to one can every other week which costs $13.38, and you’d save $11.74. If you need help doing this call the WSU Waste Wise Program Coordinator who would be happy to help you. Or check out a DVD from the library called “Slash the Trash and Save Some Cash,” it’s part of the Sustainable Living Seminar Series. Recycling makes “cents.” For those who haul your garbage and recyclables to the county collection sites, you can save money on gas and vehicle maintenance. Save the time it takes to sort it and haul it to the dump. It will cost you more for the convenience of having curbside, but you’ll save room by removing all the separate containers in the garage, or worry about the garbage spilling in your car, or lids flying out of the back of your truck, or pay for the gas at $4 per gallon. All the recyclables will go into one container, except glass. Glass is the

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trouble maker of recyclables. It’s heavy so it costs more to transport, and it breaks, which clogs the recycling equipment and cuts paper fibers. Removing glass from the recycle container makes the other recyclables more valuable. If you’re a really good do-gooder you will haul your glass to recycle centers separately. Or you could throw it in the garbage. Glass comes from sand. It’s non toxic and won’t harm the environment, unless it’s mixed into recyclables. Curbside recycling has come up for a vote by the county commissioners before but this time it will pass with your support. And when it does I will celebrate with all of those who voted for it by raising my aluminum can high in salute. Join me 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20 at the Island County Commissioners meeting room to urge them to vote yes for curbside. Maribeth Crandell Freeland

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Final 3 Sisters Market today By REBECCA OLSON Staff reporter

This will be the last chance to stock up on fresh, local meats and vegetables, as well as a chance to grab some holiday gifts from among the local vendors at the final 3 Sisters Market of the season from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15. The market is located across

Highway 20 from the Blue Fox DriveIn south of Oak Harbor. More than 20 vendors will share their local goods. 3 Sisters Farm will offer meat and eggs, said Shelly Muzzall, market owner. “It’s an opportunity for folks to come in one more time right before Christmas and the holidays to stock up on meat, cheese, veggies, baked bread. It’s that last chance before win-

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ter sets in,” Muzzall said, adding that visitors have told her they appreciate that the market is a one-stop shop for a variety of local products. 3 Sisters Market truly is a onestop shop with vendors offering everything from breads to jewelry. Brett’s Bread, which recently opened a storefront in Coupeville, will offer fresh breads and cinnamon rolls. Golden Glen Creamery will bring their butter and cheeses. Enjoy a hot lunch from ShoNuff Foods or help Oak Harbor High

School students earn money for a trip by purchasing their lavender neck wraps. Mystic Farms will offer natural cleaning supplies, soaps and lotions. Jewelry by Nancy features beach glass jewelry. Old Man Merlin offers handmade dog treats, and Just Toffee offers toffee that’s “very popular around town,” Muzzall said. Or find teas by Greenmans Guild, plus vegetables, onions and frozen strawberries from Bell’s and CaseSmith farms, and squash from Pioneer Farms. Full Harvest Farms

will offer a variety of vegetables. “We’re trying to have a community service here,” Muzzall said. The market is also a fun opportunity for people to visit a farm. “They really get that whole effect of this is where the animals are raised at. People can come see what a working farm is all about,” Muzzall said. She advises market visitors to dress warm and be prepared for mud. 3 Sisters plans to open a retail store next year. Their market will reopen in late winter or early spring.

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Services Committee, Larsen is a strong supporter of the Navy and its presence in Western Washington. Over the past year Larsen worked to retain plans to make Whidbey Island Naval Air Station home to four squadrons of the sub-hunting P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Larsen disagrees with one of the main tenets of the petition, that flight operations are inappropriate in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, which is part of the national park system. “You can easily make the reverse argument because OLF was there before the reserve,” Larsen said. “We need to recognize, the reality is OLF is where it is and the reserve is where it is,” he said.

But while the congressman is steadfast in his support for the practice landing strip and the Navy’s mission on Whidbey Island, he said base leaders should be cognizant of the concerns of Central Whidbey residents. To that end, a contingent of local elected officials and community leaders are planning to meet with base officials, possibly as soon as next week, to discuss the noise issues surrounding the airfield. Expected participants include Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard, Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson, Oak Harbor Navy League President Jim Slowik and a representative from Larsen’s office. Conard, who is organizing the meeting, declined to say whether she supported the petition personally — she had not signed it as of Friday — but did say that

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she started trying to set up a meeting before the petition began, Dec. 1. “There is some work to be done here, for sure,” Conard said. Jet noise has long been an issue for Central Whidbey residents but complaints have spiked this year. Many claim the base’s EA-18G Growler aircraft, the replacement to the EA-6B Prowler, is louder than its predecessor and that flight operations seemed to have increased in 2012. Conard said meeting with base officials has helped soothe noise problems in the past, but problems often arise again due to transition. “It’s clear to me now you need to renew those contacts as people change in position,” she said. Along with establishing a means to continue relationships with new officers,

possibly through somewhat regular meetings, Conard said she hopes to discuss the return of a published flight schedule. That would give residents and business owners some predictability. Price Johnson said she would be advocating for the same thing, saying it would be extremely helpful to those who live with the noise year round. “It would be a positive step,” she said. The base used to publicize its touch-and-go operations at the airfield, but that screeched to a halt following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C. Larsen also supports the return of some type of schedule, though it may not be as thorough as those released prior to 9/11 because the Navy can’t violate its force protection guidelines. People should, however,

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be able to have enough information to plan around the Navy’s flight operations, he said. “I thinks it’s a fair question to ask and a fair question for the Navy to consider,” Larsen said. He also noted that the base’s presence on Whidbey Island is in no way threatened by the recent controversy at OLF. There are many other bases around the country that are dealing with much tougher encroachment issues, he said. Any claims that the criticism of Central Whidbey residents somehow put the base at risk are “specious arguments,” he said. “The ability to express your opinion is one of the great things about this country and people should not be afraid to do it,” Larsen said. “They just need to know people may have different opinions.”


Wilson told him to run for help in the opposite direction while she continued on with the dogs. She said she ran with them through the woods; they seemed pleased and weren’t aggressive towards her. Wilson found a restroom and locked herself in, then called her mother for help. Wilson said her mother drove her and Durham to the hospital, where he got stitches for the bite on his leg. Brown said the focus is on trying to capture the dogs, possibly with neck snares. It’s not unheard of for people to abandon pets at parks, Bayne said. Barnes emphasized it’s a crime to abandon a dog. She B encourages anyone with inforPLUM mation to call 360-679-9567 and request animal control.

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Boys home hoops Tuesday: Coupeville vs. Sultan at 7 p.m.; Oak Harbor vs. Marysville-Pilchuck at 7:15.

Saturday, December 15, 2012 • Whidbey News-Times

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There is no “S” on JoJo Webster’s chest, but the Oak Harbor guard saved the day by draining a long three at the buzzer to help the Wildcats win 49-47 at Everett Tuesday. Webster’s clutch bucket rescued Oak Harbor from a near disaster when the Wildcats saw an eight-point lead evaporate in the final minutes. The game was close throughout (nine ties and 13 lead changes) and neither team led by more than four until a Wildcat surge early in the fourth quarter. Everett led 12-8, 27-23 and 37-36 at the quarters, but Oak Harbor pushed ahead 45-37 with 3:10 left. The Seagulls then went on a 10-1 run and took the lead 47-46 with nine seconds left. Enter Webster. The senior raced up the court, used a hesitation move to create

space and then stepped back to drill the buzzer beater. Oak Harbor coach Mike Washington said it was decided if his team fell behind in the final seconds that the ball was to go to Webster and “let him make a play.” Before Webster’s heroics, Drew Washington and Dayne Herron helped keep Oak Harbor in the game with 19 and 12 points. Webster finished with 11, Chris Hailer six and Gabe Groeing one. Hailer had eight rebounds and Washington seven as the Wildcats topped the ‘Gulls on the boards 37-32. Oak Harbor had 16 turnovers to nine for Everett. The Wildcats had a nice shooting night, hitting 45 percent (20-for-44); Everett shot only 32.7 percent (16-for 49). Jace Chacon scored 23 for Everett (0-1, 2-4). Oak Harbor (1-1, 2-2) hosts Marysville-Pilchuck (0-1, 0-5) at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

prep roundup CHS boys lose to Cougs The Lakewood High School boys basketball team cruised to a 23-4 first-quarter lead and never looked back in a 78-38 win at Coupeville Tuesday. The Cougars combined Coupeville turnovers with several threepoint shots to establish the early lead. From there Lakewood led 38-14 and 63-28 at the end of the second and third quarters. Aaron Trumbull paced the Wolves with eight points. Aaron Curtin scored six, Nick Streubel six, Drew Chan five, Carson Risner four, Ben Etzell four, Josh Wilsey two and Caleb Valko two. Coupeville coach Anthony Smith said, “We had a little better effort than our last game. There are still some positives; we still could get a few wins. It would be nice to get one for the seniors.” Coupeville (0-2, 0-5) entertains Sultan (1-1, 2-3) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

‘D’ leads Wolves Zero. Three. Nine. Those were the points the Coupeville girls basketball team limited Lakewood to the first three quarters in a 40-32 win at Arlington Tuesday. The Wolves’ game plan was to pressure the Cougar guards, and the strategy worked early, leading to steals and fast-break lay-ups. Amanda Fabrizi led the Coupe-

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Everett Seagulls fly by Oak Harbor girls

Webster’s buzzer beater lifts Oak Harbor boys By JIM WALLER

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Annie Leete splits two defenders to score two of her 28 points.

ville charge with six first-quarter points and the Wolves jumped out to a 10-0 lead, then went up 17-3 at the half. Hailey Hammer scored six points in the third quarter and Coupeville led 27-12 heading into the final period. Lakewood (0-2, 2-3) finally came alive in the fourth quarter, using a press to create turnovers and put up 20 points, The Wolves could have put the game away sooner but connected on only six of 20 free throws. Hammer finished with 13 points, Fabrizi 10, Makana Stone six, Bessie Walstad four, Breeanna Messner four, Lauren Escalle three and Jai’Lysa Hoskins two. Coupeville (1-1, 2-3) goes to Sultan (1-1, 1-6) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

’Cat swimmers take 2 Five different Oak Harbor High School swimmers won individual events and the Wildcats took all three relays in a sweep of the Snohomish schools Wednesday at John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool. Oak Harbor (3-1) thumped Snohomish (1-3) 126-56 and Glacier Peak (2-2) 109-61. Glacier Peak defeated Snohomish 105-75. Josh Jepsen won two events (200-meter individual medley, 2:16.52; 100 breaststroke, 1:10.61) and raced on two winning relay teams. He hooked up with Toren Wood, Caley Powers and Kevin Levy to take the 200 medley relay (1:56.71) and with Cedric Cabigting, Powers and Levy to win the 200 free relay (1:46.4). Levy won the 50 free (25.84),

Powers the 100 butterfly (1:05.05), Joe Gorman the 200 free (2:19.25) and Michael Johnson the 100 backstroke (1:09.94). Wood, Gorman, Cabigting and Ryan Cuajanco captured the 400 free relay (4:17.47). Lake Stevens (1-1) comes to Oak Harbor at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

’Cats split double dual The host Oak Harbor High School wrestling team earned a split in a double dual meet with Meadowdale and Glacier Peak Thursday. The Wildcats (3-1) defeated Meadowdale (4-2) 46-30 and then lost to Glacier Peak (4-0) 36-27. Wildcat wrestlers who picked up wins in both matches were Christian Bertram (113 pounds), fall (3:51) and 7-1; Cody Fakkema (132/138), fall (1:47) and 11-2; Jacob Fitzgerald (138/145), fall (1:51) and 5-1; Mark Johnston (145/152), 10-2 and 12-8; and C.J. Shavers (170), fall (1:26) and fall (:31). Other winners against Meadowdale were Desiree Dillaman (120), fall (3:03); Jeremy Vester (126), fall (3:05); and Jackson Constant (285), fall (2:38). Jahleel Vester (132, 19-4) and Josh Crebbin (170, 13-7) each won against GP. Oak Harbor travels to Bellingham’s Squalicum High School today for the Graham Morin Memorial Tournament at 10 a.m.

Everett revved up its fast break in the second half to sprint by the host Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team 67-41 Wednesday. At one point in the third quarter, the Seagulls (1-0, 4-1) scored on eight consecutive fast break lay-ins on the way to out scoring the Wildcats 23-7 in the period and pushing a 10-point lead to 28, 50-22. The Wildcat loss negated an outstanding offensive performance by junior Annie Leete, who finished with 28 points, including hitting six of 13 three-point shots. Turnovers burned Oak Harbor early as Everett raced to a 10-0 lead off five Wildcat mistakes. Behind an assist and two threes by Leete, Oak Harbor trimmed the gap to 12-8 at the quarter. Everett started the second period on a 9-1 run

and finished the half ahead 27-17. Nine different Seagulls scored in the game, led by Sydney Rielly with 20. Only three Oak Harbor players scored. Cierra Wiser backed Leete with nine points and Kelsey Rankin had four (and a team-high six rebounds). Oak Harbor shot only 29 percent (14-for49); Everett shot 48 percent (31-for-65). Everett out rebounded Oak Harbor 41-29 and had five fewer turnovers (19 to 24). Oak Harbor coach Trisha Wieber wasn’t pleased with her team’s transition defense, saying it was more of a breakdown by her players than Everett’s execution. She said, “It was an ‘us’ problem, not a ‘them’ problem.” Oak Harbor (0-2, 2-3) plays at Marysville-Pilchuck (0-0, 2-4) at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

sports in brief 5 run at nationals Five Running Unlimited Fitness athletes competed in the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic national cross country championships in Albuquerque Saturday. Ryan Vasileff, 12, placed 67th (11:32) and Dylan Rydell, 11, 180th (12:22) in the 3K midget division (11/12) race; Laura Rodeheffer, 13, placed 138th (16:54) in the 4K youth (13/14) race; Jonalynn Horn, 15, placed 39th (21:22) in the intermediate girls (15/16) 5K race; and John Rodeheffer, 16, finished 31st (17:38) in the 5K boys intermediate race.

Roehl tourney returns The third annual Tom Roehl Round-ball Classic returns to Coupeville High School at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. The all-island tournament raises money for the Tom Roehl Memorial Scholarship. Team registration is open ( seasons/2012-tom-roehl-round-ballclassic) until Dec 21. Teams are asked to donate $125. The donations can be made online, through the registration process or by email to Noah Roehl (nroehl@ Individuals who would like to play but do not have a complete team can email Noah Roehl to participate. Roehl said there are still two sponsorship spaces available and

interested parties can contact him. For additional information related to the scholarship and events, visit

Club hosts free run The North Whidbey Running Club is hosting a free run at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at Windjammer Park. Participants should sign up at the event by 8:50 a.m. Three distances will be offered: quarter mile for 6 and under; half mile for 10 and under and 5K for all. Awards and hot chocolate will be provided. Runners interested in joining NWRC can contact coach Megan Hall at or coach Curtis Vieke at curtvieke@

CWSA offers seminar The Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association is offering a seminar on modern air gun competition Tuesday, Jan. 1, at 10 a.m. The seminar is open to the public and will be held at the CWSA clubhouse located at the end of Safari Lane just south of Morris Road. John Jeffries, who has competed in many air gun disciplines, will host the seminar. For more information, call Jeffries at 360-675-3054.


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Eagle eyes needed Rebecca Olson / Whidbey News-Times

Kim Shepard, Whidbey Audubon Society member, peers across Crockett Lake at a variety of ducks. Crockett Lake is a vital resting point for migratory birds.

Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count is worth crowing about By REBECCA OLSON Staff reporter

Whidbey Island offers thousands of scenic locations: calm beaches backed by mountain views, water swirling under Deception Pass Bridge. But what about the life existing in these beautiful areas? The Whidbey Audubon Society offers a chance to not only see the beauty of Whidbey, but to take a closer look and help bird species during its annual North Whidbey Christmas Bird Count Saturday, Dec. 22. Volunteers are needed and should sign up right away by emailing Jill Hein at The count usually runs from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m., rain or shine. Some groups go out earlier in search of owls. After 4 p.m., groups meet at the Pacific Rim Institute south of Coupeville to record the number of birds counted, tell stories and enjoy

Jill Hein, coordinator. Last year, 50 volunteers counted more than 20,000 birds of 185 different species, Hein said. “It’s really a global effort to census refreshments. bird populations and it gives us the This is the 26th year for the bird best possible long-term overview of count on North Whidbey but it has whether populations are going up or been a national tradition for more down,” said Joe Sheldon, Whidbey than 100 years and it’s the longest Audubon running member. wildlife Collecting census in data over 26 the country, years is espeaccording cially helpful, to Susan he added. Prescott of “As you Whidbey look at the Audubon. numbers Small groups you’ll see count birds over a multiRebecca Olson / Whidbey News-Times in 15 sections from Sarah Schmidt and Jill Hein check out the ple-year period, you can Crockett birds at Crockett Lake. spot trends,” Lake to Sheldon said, Deception adding that this allows scientists to Pass and send the numbers to the zero in on problems and “to try to be National Audubon Society, which as good as stewards as we can.” uses the data to see what’s happen“In a real sense, it’s kind of like ing with populations of birds and the canary in the mine,” Sheldon determine their overall health, said

continued. “As the birds go, humans go. They’re an indicator of what’s happening to the ecosystem.” “And for the non-scientists, it’s fun,” said Kim Shepard, Whidbey Audubon member. “And people who are interested in birding are fun to be with.” “Great fellowship with great people,” Sheldon added. “There’s nothing I love more than spending a day looking at birds, really watching birds,” said Whidbey Audubon member Sarah Schmidt. “My earliest memory is of a birdwatching trip.” Their excitement was obvious as group members stopped midsentence to point out a shrike at Crockett Lake. “They come down from the north this time of year,” Sheldon said, adding that they usually only see a few each year. Crockett Lake is “HOLI” land as far as bird habitats go. HOLI stands for Habitat of Local Importance, Sheldon said. “Crockett Lake is only about four feet deep at its deepest but it has an

amazing variety of birds,” Shepard said. It’s a major stopping point for winter shorebirds. “They rely on places like this to stop and feed,” Sheldon said, calling it a “rest area” for the birds to fuel up for their next flight.

Unfortunate beginnings The annual bird count may excite birders today, but the origins of the tradition wouldn’t. Historically, the Christmas counting tradition consisted of heading into the fields to kill as many birds as possible. The team with the most dead birds won, according to Prescott. An officer in the budding National Audubon Society, Frank Chapman, decided to change the tradition by counting the birds and leaving them alive. The first Christmas Bird Count took place in 1900 as 27 volunteers counted birds in 25 places from Ontario to California, Prescott said. Ninety species were counted. The Audubon members See birding, A11

Hear the Christmas bells ring out their song about peace on Earth “I heard the bells on Christmas Day, their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet the words repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There are no bells in my neck of the woods, for I live at the end of a country road and the churches that ring bells in town are too far away for me to enjoy. But no matter! The beautiful words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow are rolling through my mind this Christmas, so wild and sweet. I heard bells this week as I pushed my cart down crowd-


ed grocery aisles and in my kitchen late one night when I baked Alton Brown’s amazing “free range” fruitcake while listening to Christmas music streamed through Pandora Radio. But to experience their magic entirely I must step away from shopping and baking. Only in the quiet can I

read this poem out loud and savor the words before giving thanks for Longfellow first, the gift of his poetry next. In college, my love of words overstepped practicality and any thoughts of a specific career. I eventually earned a bachelor’s degree in American literature and worked in publishing. But it was at UC Davis, while toiling over short stories, books and poetry produced by American writers, did I come to understand that regularly reading poetry would equip me to celebrate the joys as well as withstand the storms of life.

In his poem “The Children’s Hour,” Longfellow describes the complete joy he experienced as a father when his young children would invade his study at the end of a work day by running in, climbing over him and offering unbridled affection. He describes holding them firmly in his arms, wishing never to let them go so he could forever possess them in the “round-tower” of his heart. It’s this beautiful image of a father loving his children that pertains not only to family life but to the love our Heavenly Father has for his children

— those young and those of us merely young at heart. To read “Christmas Bells,” written during the American Civil War, is a gift to ourselves even today as we work to strengthen our faith in and understanding of God, who remains aware of the smallest details of our lives. Faith bears the load in a world where basic human behavior seldom changes and God changes not at all. The issues of war and hate, disappointment, ill health, financial worry and death — all that can threaten our sense of balance and optimism — were

equally present in the time of Longfellow. Yet, “Christmas Bells” reminds us of two unchangeable facts: God is on duty! He is in charge! “And in despair I bowed my head; ‘There is no peace on earth,’ I said; ‘For hate is strong, and mocks the song of peace on earth, good-will to men!’ Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: ‘God is not dead; nor doth he sleep! The Wrong shall fail, the Right prevail, with peace on earth, good-will to men!’” Wherever you are, I wish you peace and joy this Christmas.

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Donations needed to fund art for high school By REBECCA OLSON Staff reporter

When the opportunity to receive $21,800 for public art at Oak Harbor High School arose, one Oak Harbor artist and former teacher is determined to get that funding. In order to qualify for this money from the Washington State Arts Commission, Richard Nash needs to raise $9,600 in donations from the community. The $21,800 was set aside for the high school as part of the Art in Public Places program. The money was generated by one-half of 1 percent of the state funds provided for new construction at the high school. “I wanted to make sure that the school district didn’t let the opportunity go by,” Nash said. If Oak Harbor doesn’t qualify for the $21,800, it will be returned to the State Art


Collection and be used by other schools. Earlier this year, the Oak Harbor School Board voted to pursue the funding. Nash volunteered to take on the project because he realized the school’s budget is too tight to afford the $9,600. The money will be collected through donations made to the Oak Harbor Education Foundation earmarked for this project. Donations are 100 percent tax deductible and donators will receive a thank you letter that doubles as a receipt, Nash said. If Nash can’t collect the $9,600, the donations can be returned. “We’ll (Nash and volunteers) try to contact a lot of the businesses in town over the next couple of weeks, hopefully all of them, to give them information,” Nash said.

Individuals who would like to donate can call him directly at 360-675-4856. If Nash can raise the money, the next step will be selecting a committee of no more than seven members who will meet to choose the location of the art in the school, the type of art and the artist from the State’s Public Art Roster. The artwork can be anything from stained glass to sculpture, Nash said, but thanks to community input, it will be unique to Oak Harbor.

Sheldon said.

meetings and hosts educational speakers. They also respond to emergencies like the sinking of the Deep Sea ship earlier this year that spilled oil into Penn Cove. “It’s a very active organization,” Sheldon said. For information or to get involved, visit whidbey or birds.audubon. org/christmas-bird-count.


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encouraged the community to get involved with the bird count. “We’re stewards to take care of this marvelous creation and we’re responsible for keeping it healthy,”

“Our biggest purpose is education,” Schmidt said of the Whidbey Audubon Society. “It’s centered around birds, but birds are connected to everything else.” Whidbey Audubon holds monthly field trips, classes,

Enriching the community Nash taught in Oak Harbor schools from 1972 to 2002. His art can be viewed in four galleries. As an art teacher, Nash said he felt art was always well-supported in the Oak Harbor School District, which

isn’t true of most school districts. “As an artist, art is really important to me,” Nash said. Public art creates an atmosphere and enriches lives, Nash said. North Whidbey Middle School has a piece of art from the Washington State Arts Commission: a large sculpture of a pile of books covered in quotes. The public art in downtown Oak Harbor is a prime example of creating a rich atmosphere in the community, Nash said, mentioning the “Stumbling Ducks” and the mermaid statue, among others. “It’s pretty much proven that if you have offerings like that it’s going to develop another level of interest in the city and what the town has to offer,” Nash said, adding that public art can also be a tourist

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This “W” sculpture in the courtyard of Oak Harbor High School is the school’s major piece of professional art. A campaign by a past high school teacher may change that. attraction. Nash said he’d like to see a similar progression happen in the schools. Currently, Oak Harbor High School has a large “W” sculpture in the courtyard and a vet-

erans memorial at Wildcat Memorial Stadium. “It’s really nice to get some public art to go along with what’s happening in downtown. I want that trend to continue,” Nash said.


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Learn firearm safety: Become educated about safe handling and storage of guns in the home at a class through the North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association Dec. 15. See Activities listing for more information.

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Made Right on Whidbey Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 15-16, Coupeville Recreation Hall. View local artists’ work. Free admission.

Last Bayview Holiday Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 22, Bayview Hall. Vendors offer produce, baked goods, artisan crafts.

Gamblers Anonymous, 9 a.m. Saturdays, Whidbey General Hospital conference room, 101 N. Main St., Coupeville. 800-424-3577.

Teen Winter Crafts, 1 p.m. Dec. 22, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Teens make glitter magnets, snowflakes, bottlecap crafts. For grades six through 12. Free. 360675-5115.

Teen Art Show, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 14-15, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Enjoy art created by the talented teens of Oak Harbor in a gallery setting. Paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, metalwork and more will be on display. 360-675-5115; Greenbank Holiday Market, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 15-16, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank. Local artisans and crafts, unique gifts, photos with Santa, holiday music, wine tasting and kid’s activities. greenbankfarm. com. K-9 Kids Read, 11 a.m. Dec. 15, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Kids read aloud to patient dog. Reading aloud to a canine improves reading skills and confidence. Prereaders and independent readers are welcome. Caregiver required. 360-6755115, Display of Mangers, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 15, Concordia Lutheran Church, 590 N. Oak Harbor St., Oak Harbor. Annual display of mangers from all over the world. Free soup lunch, cookies, coloring contest. 360-675-2548. Santa visits Bayview Market, noon Dec. 15, Bayview Hall, Langley. Santa Claus comes to the Bayview Holiday Market. Thirty-five vendors offer produce, baked goods, clothing, jewelry, crafts. The market is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Ballet Slipper Presents “Nutcracker,” 7 p.m. Dec. 15, 2 p.m. Dec. 16 and 7 p.m. Dec. 16, Oak Harbor High School. Tickets cost $15 and are available at Wind and Tide Bookstore on Pioneer Way. 360-9295828. Whidbey Playhouse Presents “Fruitcakes,” 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 22, Playhouse, 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. Holiday comedy. Tickets: $16. 360679-2237;

up for location. Volunteers count birds on north end from Crockett Lake to Deception Pass for annual Audubon project. Teams record counts and tell stories at 4 p.m. at Pacific Rim Institute. Sign up: jillhein@; 360-678-3891;

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Whidbey Island Dance Theater’s 20th anniversary of “The Nutcracker” isn’t just for South Whidbey; performers from throughout the island join the magical holiday tale. Pictured are Sylvia Hurlburt of Coupeville, Skyylynn Lippo of Coupeville, Christine Monaghan of Oak Harbor, Kelsey Lampe of Oak Harbor, Megan LeMay of Oak Harbor and Hannah Lampe of Oak Harbor. Catch the final performances this weekend at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 or at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16 at South Whidbey High School, 5675 Maxwelton Road, Langley. All tickets cost $22 at the door, or $15$20 in advance by calling 360-341-2221. Home Firearms Safety Class, Dec. 15, North Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association Range, 886 Gun Club Road, Oak Harbor. Learn the attitude necessary for safe handling and storing of guns in the home. Nonfiring course. $20, includes book. Register: 360-6758397; NWSA.Training@gmail. com.

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mon. Job Club, 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Oak Harbor Library meeting room 137, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Get help finding and applying to jobs. Attendance is drop-in and free. The club is hosted by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Social and Health Services. 360-6755115; Sno-Isle Libraries Board of Trustees, 3 p.m. Dec. 17, Library’s District Service Center, 7312 35th Ave. NE, Marysville. Regular meeting. 360-675-5115.

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tues. Whidbey Island Camera Club, 6:30-8 p.m. Dec.

18, Oak Hall room 306, Skagit Valley College, Oak Harbor. December theme is fog. Submit up to three photos for discussion to absolutescience@hotmail. com; whidbeyislandcamera

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VFW Seniors Christmas Luncheon, noon-3 p.m. Dec. 19, WhiteheadMuzzall Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7392, 3037 N. Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. Enjoy lunch and visit from Santa Claus. 360-675-4048; Movie: “2012,” 3 p.m. Dec. 19, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Epic adventure about global cataclysm. Rated PG13. Free, popcorn provided. 360-675-5115. United Way of Island County, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Whidbey Island Bank conference room, 450 SW Bayshore Drive, Oak Harbor. Regular meeting. 360-675-1778. Holiday High School Choir Concert, 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19, Oak Harbor High School. 4:30 p.m. concert is free; 7:30 p.m. concert is $5 and benefits microphone purchase.

Enjoy holiday tunes, spoofs and the Grinch. Tickets go on sale at 6:30 p.m.

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thurs. Central Whidbey Lions, noon Dec. 20, Tyee Restaurant, Coupeville. Club meets first and third Thursdays of the month. 360-678-3263. Gift Book Gala, 3 p.m. Dec. 20, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Annual gala and silent auction. Learn best new titles for the season. 360-675-5115. “Checkin’ it Twice,” 7 p.m. Dec. 20, Oak Harbor Christian School, 675 E. Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor. Kindergarten through fifth-grade students present their annual Christmas program. Free. 360-6752338. Oak Harbor High School Alumni Concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building. Oak Harbor High School band invites alumni to join in this annual performance of “A Christmas Festival.” Alumni should bring instruments; sheet music provided. 360-279-5000.

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Job Club, 1-2:30 p.m. Dec. 24, Oak Harbor Library meeting room 137, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Get help finding and applying to jobs. Attendance is drop-in and free. The club is hosted by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Social and Health Services. 360-675-5115;

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Lights on for Life Day, Dec. 21. Kick off National Holiday Lifesavers Weekend by driving with headlights on during the day to recognize those who have been killed or injured by DUI impaired drivers and to remind the public that alcohol and drugrelated crashes are preventable. 360-672-8219.

Take a Bite Out of Sharks, 2 p.m. Dec. 27, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Explore sharks and the dangers they pose to humans. View fossils of shark teeth. For grades two and up. 360-675-5115;

Small Business Counseling, 9 a.m. Dec. 21, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Sign up for business assistance by calling 425-423-9090. Zaniac Variety Show, 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, Coupeville Library. Early release day program features comedic juggler for kids. 360678-4911. Pool Party with Santa, 7:30-9 p.m. Dec. 21, John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool, 85 Jerome St., Oak Harbor. Swim with Santa Claus and bring a new toy to donate to local children in need. 360-675-7665.

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Shaver Marionettes: “The Elf and the Shoemaker,” 2 p.m. Dec. 29, Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive. Marionettes take stage for story of shoemakers and elves. For children. 360-675-5115;

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VFW Post 7392 Breakfast, 10 a.m.-noon Dec. 30, VFW Post 7392, 3037 N. Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. Breakfast benefits post and veterans assistance and community service programs. $7 adults, $4 seniors. 360-675-4048.

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Christian Scientists to pray for peace “Let there be peace on earth — a Christian prayer” is the topic of the next audio chat hosted by the Christian Science Reading Room at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18. Michael Pabst, a Christian Science healer and teacher, will lead the discussion. Those interested may join this chat to support an uplifting and joyous Christmas for everyone.

The Reading Room is located at 721 SW 20th Court, near Scenic Heights Street in Oak Harbor. Log on to www.jsh-online. com/chat for more information.

Send us your announcements The Whidbey NewsTimes is happy to include announcements for Oak Harbor area churches. Guest speakers, a new

sermon series, post-service potlucks, Sunday school options and other events are important news items for the church community. Announcements should be sent via e-mail no later than noon on Thursday each week for publication in Saturday’s issue of the Whidbey News-Times. Send church notes to mhansen@whidbey We look forward to sharing your news with our readers.

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ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT - Do you like to sell? Are you tired of working retail and on weekends? The Whidbey Island’s community newspapers seek an enthusiastic, creative individual to sell advertising to local businesses. Successful candidate must be dependable, detail-oriented and possess exceptional customer ser vice skills. Previous sales experience required; media sales a plus! Reliable insured transportation and good driving record required. We offer a base salary plus commission, expense reimbursement, excellent health benefits, paid vacation, sick and holidays, 401K and a great work environment with opportunity to advance. EOE. Please send resume with cover letter in PDF or Text format to

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w h o ’s m o t i va t e d , r e FT, EXPERIENCE sponsible, reliable and Jewelry sales exp. PREFERRED friendly; previous workpreferred. Full time, i n g ex p e r i e n c e p r e Please apply in person benefits. JOB ANNOUNCEMENT ferred but not required. Monday - Friday, SIGN TECHNICIAN Call Ron Salary DOE. 8am - 4pm: 360-331-4725 Careage of Whidbey Please email or mail South Whidbey or Pat 360-221-6111 311 NE 3rd Street cover letter & resume to: Fire/EMS is looking for a Coupeville, WA. valariecicrich@ qualified individual to fill Employment 360-678-2273 the Sign Technician po275 SE Cabot Dr. Suite Need extra cash? Place sition for 2013. Position Transportation/Drivers A-1 in Oak Harbor. is a 12 month, 40 your classified ad today! hours/week, $16.50 per Driver Need extra cash? Place Call 1-800-388-2527 or hour temporary position CONSISTENCY!!! your classified ad today! Go online 24 hours a for 2013. Interested indiday Dedicated Routes Call 1-800-388-2527 or viduals should contact for Class A Drivers Go online 24 hours a S o u t h W h i d b ey F i r e / Business day E M S fo r p o s i t i o n d e - H $900-$1000/wk avg. Opportunities scription and application H SIGN ON BONUSES at the contact informa- H $3000 for pre-made RECEPTIONIST/ WORK WEAR tion below. teams BOOKEEPER JEANS & THINGS Needed at busy Dental FOR SALE BY OWNER Request for applications H 5000+ miles/wk, 3-man office, Monday-Friday. Located at Kens Korner must be received by: H Weekly Hometime or Bring resume to: 2-3 weeks out in Clinton. Ready for reemail to 751 SE Barrington Dr. H 14 days out/7 home tirement. Bargain price. Oak Harbor Call (360)341-6968 or or picked up in person at H Day one medical + come in person. benefits the office of South WhidRegistered Nurse b e y F i r e / E M S , 5 5 3 5 Part Time – Call 866-331-3335 Cameron Road, Freeor by mail to: Dialysis Home Care land WA. Applications Training are due at the same adHR/WNTADSALES To Apply, visit our dress no later than 3:00 Driver Sound Publishing, Inc. website at: P.M. on Thursday, De19351 8th Ave. NE,\Careers cember 2 7 , 2 0 1 1 . CONSISTENCY!!! Suite 106 to complete application. Questions about the poPoulsbo, WA 98370 Dedicated Routes Fax: 425-744-2375. sition should be directed for Class A Drivers Sell it for FREE in the to 1-2 yrs experience real estate Super Flea! Call hemodialyis and/or Resource Chief H $900-$1000/wk avg. peritoneal dialysis req’d. Jon Beck at H SIGN ON BONUSES 866-825-9001 or for sale 360-321-1533 or H $3000 for pre-made email the Super Flea teams at theflea@ Real Estate for Sale H 5000+ miles/wk, 3-man Manufactured Homes H Weekly Hometime or Oak Harbor 2-3 weeks out FOR SALE 2 and 3 BR Seeking qualified H 14 days out/7 home Retail Salesperson mobile homes in familycandidates for new H Day one medical + Wanted friendly park, near program in SENIOR SYSTEMS Skagit Farmers Supply benefits schools, shopping, Navy Mount Vernon ADMINISTRATOR Country Store is now base. $5,000-$18,000. Call 866-331-3335 accepting retail sales 360-675-4228 Clinician I - P/T CUSTOMER person applications for (20 hours/week) EXPERIENCE REP its Freeland location. Clinician II - F/T Health Care Employment To read full job deINSIDE SALES REP (40 hours/week) General scriptions and instructions for applying, WINDOWS SYSTEM Medication Nurse RN please visit: ADMINISTRATOR II FT (40 hours/week)

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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. LANGLEY

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1 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, p r i va t e h o m e o n 2 . 5 acres. Compact washer and dryer, wood stove, electric heat. Car por t, storage shed. Close to Oak Harbor and NAS Whidbey. Non smokers, pets negotiable. Water and sewer paid. Available now. $700 per month, first, last & $1000 deposit. 360-929-1999

BEAUTIFUL, Well maint a i n e d v i e w h o m e . OAK HARBOR Available Dec 10th. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1600 sq.ft, 2 stories. with daylight basement with additional living area. All appliances including W/D. Garage & indoor workshop. Pets okay. Non smoking preferred. $975/mo, 1/2 off first 2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH month with 1 year lease. in downtown. 1,200 SF condo with water view, Call: 206-972-0290 washer, dryer and hardLANGLEY wood floors. Gour met FURNISHED 2 BR, 2 BA kitchen with stainless double wide mobile on 5 appliances. 2 car garage acres. Features vaulted and lg sun deck. Second ceilings, washer & dryer. floor. Available Dec 1 st . P a v e d p r i v a t e r o a d . $1,200/ Month plus deGreat area, looking for posit. 360-969-0249. someone to take care of Oak Harbor the place while the prop- 2 B E D R O O M d u p l ex erty is worked on. Unfur- available. Quiet country nished available. $800 a setting. Pets negotiable. month. 360-929-4642. Water, sewer, garbage LANGLEY paid. $600 per month plus secur ity deposit. 360-679-2677

SHINGLED NEWER one story bungalow. 2 BR, 2 BA, office. In-floor heat, gas fireplace, all applia n c e s. C ove r e d f r o n t deck, sunny back deck, garage. No smokers or pets. $1,200 a month includes water plus deposit. Minimum one year lease. Contact Blake at 360-730-7915 or

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FOR RENT 3 Bedroom, 1 bath with fireplace, oil heat, large fenced back yard and garage. Small pets welcome. Utilities not incl. $950 per month. 360-982-6392 or 360632-8365.

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1,200 SF, 2 bedroom townhouse with washer/ dr yer hook-up. Forest City view! Excellent condition! Garbage included. $760 month. 1160 SW Harrier Circle. 623WATERFRONT, Fantas640-7979 tic Views of Waterways, OAK HARBOR 2 B E D RO O M , 1 b a t h Ala Spit, Hope Island, with baseboard heat and Mt. Baker. 3 Bedroom, 2 g a ra g e. O n 1 / 2 a c r e. Bath Plus Den. Propane Newly remodeled! $700 F i r e p l a c e. N ew : H e a t per month plus security Pump, A/C, Windows. deposit. No pets. 360- $1495, Lease. 360-6793355, 760-409-2617. 675-5199

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COUPEVILLE $335,000 Unique downtown Coupeville home with views of Penn Cove and Mt Baker. Private backyard with patio, lush landscaping. Old World charm, hardwood floors, master on main. Carmen McFadyen & #384055 Irene Echenique 360-678-5858 COUPEVILLE $60,000 Great building lot centrally located, near all Town of Coupeville amenities. Partial view of Penn Cove and the Cascade Mountains. City water available. John Carr 360- 678-5858 #28085044 RACE LAGOON $299,000 Delightful lagoon waterfront home with view of Saratoga Passage and Race Lagoon. Manufactured home for weekends, or build a dream home on no-bank waterfront. Established orchard and garden space. Marilyn Sherman Clay 360-678-5858 #338010

BEVERLY BEACH $319,900 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home located between Langley Village and Freeland shopping. Spacious master with fireplace, covered porch. Well cared for and in impeccable condition. Beach access with new path and stairs. Steve Strehlau 206-819-3411 #396518 RIDGEVIEW ESTATES $549,000 5.1Âą acres. Open-concept kitchen, family room and eating area. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1/2 bath in 2-car garage. Stainless appliances, oak floors. Julie Bean 206-601-8244 #347511 USELESS BAY $115,000 Beautiful water view lot ready to build your island home. Westerly views of Useless Bay, Mt Rainier. Level lot with power and water to property plus recorded soils log. Beach access included. Kevin Lee 360-661-4978 #426049

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PAGE 18, Whidbey Classified, Saturday, December 15, 2012 Announcements


INVITATION TO BID S o u t h W h i d b ey F i r e / EMS is seeking formal bids from qualified firms to provide the following three SEPARATE and INDIPENTDANT services at our district properties located in South W h i d b e y. I n t e r e s t e d firms should contact SWFE at the address below or via email to for complete bid specification, appropriate forms and locations for each type of service being requested. 2013 SERVICES OUT FOR BID:

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ANNUAL OVERHEAD DOOR SERVICE CONTRACT All bids and requests must be addressed to South Whidbey Fire/EMS 5535 Cameron Road Freeland, WA 98249

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and due by 3:30 P.M. Thursday, December 27, Your message will in2012. It is the intent to clude a note with up award contracts for each to 25 words and a type of ser vice at the seasonal graphic and January 11th Board of will run in one edition F i r e C o m m i s s i o n e r ’s of your local commumeeting. South Whidbey nity newspaper and Fire/EMS reserves the online for the week. All right to reject any and/or for only $20. all bids and waive all informalities in the bidding Call Today process. Questions 800-388-2527 about bidding should be directed to Advertise your Resource Chief Beck at 360-321-1533 or upcoming garage

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INVITATION TO BID Rescue Box Conversion

LOST: RING. Last seen December 7th, in area of Pioneer Way, Walmar t and Downtown Oak Harb o r. G o l d b a n d w i t h unusual setting and diamond on top. Great sentimental value. Please call if found or have info. 360-675-0339

ton Drive, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277 up to but not later than 2:00 p.m. local time on _Januar y 10th 2013_, for furnishing the necessar y labor, mater ials, equipment, tools, and guarantees thereof to construct the FORT NUG E N T PA R K P I C N I C SHELTERS project. At the time and date stated above, the proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud. Proposals are to be submitted only on the for m provided with the Specification. Contractors are invited to submit bids for the FORT NUGENT PARK PICNIC SHELTERS proj e c t a t O a k H a r b o r, Washington. The work shall consist of the following: construction of two (2) 28-foot by 26foot picnic shelters and concrete slabs at For t Nugent Park including all labor and materials as described in the project manual. All work shall be in conformance with the Contract Plans, Contract Provisions, and Division 1 of the 2012 Standard Specifications for Road, Br idge and Municipal Construction. The work shall be completed within sixty (60) calendar days after the commencement date stated in the Notice to Proceed. All bidding and construction is to be perfor med in compliance with the request for the Proposal, Plans, Specifications, and Contract for this project and any addenda issued thereto which are on file at the office of the City Clerk, City Hall, City of Oak H a r b o r, Wa s h i n g t o n . The engineer’s opinion of probable cost ranges from $_50,000_ to $_60,000_. Free of charge access is provided to prime bidd e r s, s u b c o n t ra c t o r s, and vendors by going to “” and clicking on “Posted Projects,” “Public Works,” City of Oak Harbor,” and “Projects Bidding.” Bidders are encouraged to “Register” in order to receive automatic e-mail notification of future addenda and to be placed on the “Bidders List.” This online plan room provides Bidders with fully usable online documents; with the ability to download, print t o ow n p r i n t e r, o r d e r full/partial plan sets from numerous reprographic sources (on-line print order form), and a free online digitizer/take-off tool. Contact Builders Exchange of Washington at (425) 258-1303 for assistance. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities or informalities in the bid or in the bidding, to accept any alternate bids, and to make such award that it deems to be in its best interest and pursuant to the ter ms of the General Conditions. The Owner intends to award a contract to the lowest responsible bidder. Each bid must be accompanied by a cashier’s check, money order or surety bid bond in the amount of not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid, made payable to the City of Oak Harb o r. A Pe r fo r m a n c e Bond as well as a Labor and Material Payment Bond will be required with the Contract. No bidder may withdraw its bid after the hour set for opening thereof or before award of contract,

which normally occurs within 45 calendar days after bid opening. The City of Oak Harbor r e s e r ve s t h e r i g h t t o postpone the award for a period of 60 calendar days after bid opening. Bid securities of the three lowest bidders will be held by the City of Oak Harbor until official award of the contract. Inquiries should be directed to City of Oak Harbor Project Engineer, B r a d G l u t h (360) 279-4526. The City of Oak Harbor in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any c o n t ra c t e n t e r e d i n t o pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award. (Signed) NACELLE HEUSLEIN City Clerk LEGAL NO. 443256 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 8, 12, 15, 19, 2012.

name and due date. A mandatory Pre-Bid conference will be held at Langley City Hall, 112 Second St., Langley, WA 98260, at 10:00 a.m., December 17, 2012. Attendance is required in order to have a subsequent bid considered. A bid bond of 5% of the bid amount is required to accompany the bid. A contract bond will be required for the project. Prevailing wages apply. All bidders must certify that they are not on the Comptroller General’s list of ineligible contractors nor the list of par ties excluded from Federal procurement or non-procurement programs. Only firm bids will be accepted, and the City reserves the right to reject any or all bids or waive any irregularities and informalities in the bids submitted and accepted by the City. No bidder may withdraw its bid after the hour set for the opening thereof unless the award is delayed for a p e r i o d ex c e e d i n g 6 0 days. The City further reserves the right to make bid awards to the lowest responsible bidder. Project documents are available from the City of L a n g l ey, 1 1 2 S e c o n d St., Langley, WA, 98260, at no cost. Digital .pdf documents are available at no cost by request to RG Engineers at the number or email address listed below. (Note First St. Waterline Replacement in the subject line for electronic requests.) Bidding procedures and technical questions about the project are to be directed to Ryan Goodman, P.E., at RG E n g i n e e r s , (360) 221-6727, or by email: Debbie Mahler, Clerk-Treasurer Published South Whidbey Record 12/8/2012, 12/15/2012 Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce 12/7/2012 LEGAL NO. 443254 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 8, 15, 2012.

provides basic business services at rates from $21.60-$33.60. Other t a xe s, fe e s, a n d s u r c h a r g e s m a y a p p l y. Fr o n t i e r o f fe r s s i n g l e par ty ser vice, touch tone, toll blocking, access to long distance, emergency services, operator assistance, and d i r e c t o r y a s s i s t a n c e. Use of these ser vices may result in additional charges. Low-income individuals may be eligible for a reduction on their residential telephone bill with Lifeline. Lifeline service provides basic local phone service for $8.00 a month plus taxes and fees. Washington Lifeline pays for some or all of the cost to start your phone service if there is already a phone line in your home. Lifeline is a non-transferable government assistance program that provides a discount on the cost of monthly telephone service. To be eligible for Lifeline, you must participate in one of the following programs: Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, Medical Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Refugee Assistance, DSHS Chore Services, Community Options Program and General Assistance. Your eligibility for Lifeline will be verified by the Department of Social and Health Services. Lifeline is limited to one discount per household and only eligible customers may enroll. In addition to Basic Lifeline, individuals living on federally recogn i z e d Tr i b a l L a n d s whose household meets income based requirements or those that participate in one of the foll ow i n g fe d e ra l a s s i s t a n c e p r o g r a m s m ay also qualify for additional monthly discounts through Enhanced Lifeline or up to $100.00 toward installation fees through the Tribal LinkUp program: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribally Administered Temporar y Assistance for Needy Families, Head Start (income based only), or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations. Lifeline and Tribal Link-Up are a part of the Federal Universal Service Fund program. The Fe d e r a l C o m m u n i c a tions Commission (FCC) established the program and created the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) to administer it. The goal of the Universal Ser vice program is to assist in making essential telecommunications services affordable to most customers. If you have any questions regarding Frontier’s rates or service s, p l e a s e c a l l u s a t 1-800-921-8101 for further information. 12/15/12 WHIDBEY NEWSTIMES/SOUTH WHIDBEY RECORD LEGAL NO. 444852 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 15, 2012

S o u t h W h i d b ey F i r e / EMS is seeking sealed bids from qualified firms to build a rescue box c o nve r s i o n o n a n ew 2013 Ford F550 chassis. Interested firms should contact SWFE for complete bid specification and requirements by: email to, - or picked up in person at the address below. Sealed bids shall be clearly marked RESCUE BOX CONVERSION and received by mail, delivered, or in person to: South Whidbey Fire/EMS 5535 Cameron Road Freeland, WA 98249 and due by 3:00 P.M. Thursday, January 17, 2013. Bids will be opened and read aloud that same day followed by a detailed review to forward a recommendat i o n fo r awa r d a t t h e regularly scheduled B o a r d o f Commissioner’s meeting February 14 at 5:30 P.M. at the same address. S o u t h W h i d b ey F i r e / EMS reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and waive all informalities in the bidding process. Questions about bidding should be directed to Resource Chief Beck at 360-321-1533 or

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Island County Emergency Services Communications Center (I-COM 911) Inter-Local Agency BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2013 MEETING DATES Following are the dates for the Regular Meetings of the I-COM Board of Directors for the year 2013: 1pm Mon. Jan. 7 1 pm Mon. Feb. 4 1 pm Mon. Mar. 4 1 pm Mon. Apr. 1 1 pm Mon. May 6 1 pm Mon. June 3 1 pm Mon. July 1 1 pm Mon. Aug. 5 1 pm Mon. Sept. 16 1 pm Mon. Oct. 7 1 pm Mon. Nov. 4 1 pm Mon. Dec. 2 All meetings are held in the I-COM Board Room, 840 SE Barrington DR, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Found unless otherwise posted LEGAL NO. 443742 FOUND HEARING AID Published: Whidbey 12/2/12 at Langley Fair- News-Times, South grounds. Call to I.D. and Whidbey Record. December 12, 15, 2012. claim 360-730-1629.


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NOTICE An open bid auction will be held at Chrlstlan’s Auto Wrecking, 685 Christ/lin Road, Oak Harbor, WA. 98277 on We d n e s d ay, D E C E M BER 19. 2012. Viewing will take place from 12100pm te 3:00 PM DECEMBER 19, :2012. Auction begins at 3:00pm on DECEMBER 19, 2012. 76 PONT GRA2T 213Y8A176951 07464CV 86 HONDA ACC4D JHMBA5429GC042110 551YGO LEGAL NO. 445267 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-times, South Whidbey Record. December 15, 2012. NOTICE OF AUCTION A public auction will be held at A-1 Towing 1201 NE 16th Ave. Oak Harbor, WA 98277 on Tuesday December 18, 2012. Wrecked and Abandoned Vehicles. Viewing at 10:00AM, auction at 11:00AM.(360) 6753309 LEGAL NO. 444895 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 15, 2012. City of Langley Invitation to Bid Sealed bids will be received by the City of L a n g l ey, 1 1 2 S e c o n d Street, Langley, WA, 98260, for the construction of: approximately 1660 LF of 8” PVC C900 waterline, service replacement, and appur tenances on First St. between DeBr uyn Avenue and Wharf St. as described in the Plans and Specifications. The work is to be complete within 40 working days. Bids will be received until 11:00 a.m., December 21, 2012. All bids must be submitted by the stated time, via mail or by hand, to the City Clerk, City of Langley, 112 Second Street, P.O. Box 366, L a n g l ey, WA , 9 8 2 6 0 , and must be clearly marked with the bid

NOTICE The Coupeville School District Board of Direct o r s h a s o n e va c a n t board position, effective December 17, 2012, to be filled by a registered voter living within the district’s boundaries. Applications will be accepted through January 4, 2013; applicant interv i ew s a r e s c h e d u l e d during the regular board meeting on January 14, 2013. The individual appointed will immediately assume board responsibilities. For an application or more information, visit the distr ict Website ( w w w . c o u p e or contact administrative assistant Janet Wodjenski, 360-678-4522. LEGAL NO. 444898 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 15, 19, 2012.

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In the matter of the esCNS-2419854# tate of: Frontier provides basic ROBERT A. LEVY, residential services at a Deceased. N O . rate of $11.15 for meas- 12-4-00295-1 ured service and a rate Continued on of $16.90 for flat rate ser vice. Frontier also next page.....

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D a t e o f f i r s t publication: December 15, 2012 Personal Representative: David Marvelle c/o CHRISTON C. SKINNER 791 SE Barrington Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Attor ney for Personal Representative: C H R I S TO N C. S K I N NER 791 SE Barrington Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360-679-1240 LEGAL NO. 444855 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 15, 22, 29, 2012. SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ISLAND WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff, v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND DEVISEES OF PATRICIA R. LATHAM; PAMEL A L AT H A M ; D AV I D L AT H A M ; J E F F L ATHAM; ROLLING HILLS SEWER ASSOCIATION; U N I T E D S TAT E S O F AMERICA; WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND H E A LT H S E RV I C E S ; Occupants of the Premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the

complaint, Defendants. No. 12-2-00533-2 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO THE DEFENDANTS Unknown Heirs and Devisees of Patricia R. Latham; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint: Yo u a r e h e r e by s u m moned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty (60) days after December 8, 2012, a n d d e fe n d t h e r e a l property foreclosure action in Island County Superior Court, and answer the complaint of Wells Fa r g o B a n k , N . A . , ( “ P l a i n t i f f � ) . Yo u a r e asked to serve a copy of your answer or responsive pleading upon the undersigned attorneys for Plaintiff at its office stated below. In case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the Clerk of said Court. The purpose of this lawsuit is to obtain a judgment, and if not immediately paid, to be satisfied through the foreclosure of real property located in Island County, Washington, and legally de-

scribed as follows: L OT 3 8 , B L O C K 9 , P L AT O F R O L L I N G HILLS DIVISION NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE P L AT T H E R E O F, R E CORDED IN VOLUME 6 OF PLATS, PAGES 43 AND 44, RECORDS OF I S L A N D C O U N T Y, WASHINGTON. Commonly known as: 1 0 1 5 D i a n e Ave n u e , Oak Harbor, WA 98277. DATED this 8th day of December, 2012. ROUTH CRABTREE OLSEN, P.S. By: /s/ Janaya L. Carter, WSBA #32715 Lauren Davidson Humphreys, WSBA #41694 Valerie I. Holder, WSBA #42968 Gauri Shrotriya Locker, WSBA #39022 Attorneys for Plaintiff 13555 SE 36th Street, Ste 300 Bellevue, WA 98006 LEGAL NO. 443251 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2012. Januar y 5, 12, 2013.

N OT I C E TO C R E D I TORS RCW 11.40.030 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at 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.

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