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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2012 | Vol. 88, No. 102 | | 75¢

Letters to Santa, winter wishes BY BEN WATANABE Staff reporter

LANGLEY — The Record visited with kindergartners at South Whidbey Elementary for some holiday cheer this year. South Whidbey’s youngsters

were eager for the winter break, and more importantly, presents. Kids wrote letters to Santa and winter wishes asking for more family togetherness, Legos, puppies, cookies to rain from the sky, a “rockstar cat,”

a remote control motorcycle, a guitar and nail polish. Here’s what students in Emily Czerwonka’s and Diane Burgess’ kindergarten classes wished for this holiday season.

Taylor Bagley, 6 “I wish for Santa.”

Banks sues to force Kwarsick’s resignation Council support begins to wane BY JIM LARSEN Record editor

Rocco Plastino, 6 “I wish for my room to be Legoland.”

Maia Starkweather, 5 “I asked for three things: nail polish, lipstick and I need makeup. And that’s all.”

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Langley Mayor Larry Kwarsick announced Thursday morning he plans to keep his position despite entering a guilty plea Monday to a gross misdemeanor that resulted in a 15-day jail sentence starting in February. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks reacted quickly and moved to force Kwarsick to step down. He announced Thursday afternoon that he would file a lawsuit against Kwarsick on Friday, claiming he failed to step down from two public offices: as mayor of Langley as well as Coupeville’s part-time town planner. Kwarsick left town before a Langley City Council meeting Tuesday evening for a family vacation. The five council members and most of the large crowd in attendance seemed to support retaining him as mayor regardless of his legal troubles. A South Whidbey Record email inquiry to Kwarsick the next day resulted in a short reply Thursday morning. “I am humbled by the support I have received from people in the community, the staff at city hall, and the council,” Kwarsick wrote. “I plan to continue to serve the city of Langley as mayor.” Banks, speaking by phone late Thursday, said, “I am disappointed in the mayor and the council. The council

Larry Kwarsick is saying they believe it’s OK (to break the law) if he’s popular.” In fact, Banks said, Kwarsick admitted to a gross misdemeanor regarding a city permit, the conditions of which he changed to benefit a relative. The prosecutor wrote in a statement, “Today I initiated Quo Warranto proceeding in Superior Court to enforce Washington’s law that requires a person convicted of malfeasance in office to forfeit public office and be forever barred from holding public office.” Kwarsick pleaded guilty to one charge of “falsifying a city record” in Island County Superior Court. A plea agreement worked out by Kwarsick’s attorney Charles Arndt and Banks called for 364 days in jail suspended (meaning no jail time), a $2,500 fine and Kwarsick’s resignation from office. However, an angry Judge Vickie Churchill unexpectedly added 15 days in jail, saying the mayor violated the public trust. But Banks said that didn’t change the rest of the agreement. “The unmistakable understanding was that Mr. See mayor, A10

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Be of Good Cheer

This is a still from a holiday animation created by South Whidbey bird photographer Craig Johnson. Online, the moving images include bird sounds. His wife Joy said, “It was a considerable amount of work, so it would be nice to share with fellow islanders.” To see this living Christmas card, go to www.pugetsoundbackyardbirds. com. Another of his works, an animation of Santa, his reindeer and gulls flying over Admiralty Head Lighthouse at night can be found at Holidays%20with%20Santa.html.

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Good Cheer’s Jaime Blomquist helps a customer while director Kathy McLaughlin McCabe looks on in the local charity’s new Good Cheer II store at the Ken’s Korner Mall in Clinton. Proceeds from sales help feed the hungry over the holidays.

Art fellowship applications due Some of Whidbey Island’s many artists may want to apply for a fellowship. Washington state artists practicing in emerging fields and cross-disciplinary arts, performing arts, visual arts, and traditional/folk arts are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Artist Trust Fellowship.

This award recognizes practicing professional artists of exceptional talent and demonstrated ability, acknowledging an artist’s creative excellence and accomplishment, professional achievement and continuing dedication to their artistic discipline. The total award amount is $7,500; $7,000 is unrestricted and $500 is payable to artists upon completion of a

Have an item for the People page? The South Whidbey Record is always on the lookout for items about people in the South Whidbey community. To submit an item, e-mail

Meet the Artist event. Meet the Artist events are offered by Fellowship recipients to a community that has little or no access to the artist and their work. Past Fellows have conducted events at schools, libraries and community centers around the state, enriching community life throughout Washington. Applicants must apply online by visiting

TODAY’S EDITION | VOL. 88, NO. 102 GREEN CHRISTMAS, A12: The Sustainable Whidbey Coalition offers some practical ideas to make this Christmas a green one. INSERTS: USA Weekend, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Fred Meyer and Safeway. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older by application deadline date; be a generative artist; and be a resident of Washington at the time of application and when the award is granted. Applicants may not be a graduate or undergraduate matriculated student enrolled in any degree program by June 30, 2013. A complete guide to the

Fellowship application can be found at The application deadline is Feb. 18, 2013. Artists can download guidelines at www.artisttrust. org or by mailing a businesssized, self-addressed stamped envelope to: 2013 Fellowship Application, Artist Trust, 1835 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122.

Online | Contact us | Newsroom @ 877-316-7276 Jim Larsen, editor. Ben Watanabe, sports, schools. Justin Burnett, county government.

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Meeting planned to ease Navy jet noise concerns By JUSTIN BURNETT Staff reporter An online petition to stop military exercises at the U.S. Navy’s airfield on 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 longtime member of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed 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 peti-

tion, 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 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 organiz-

base offiing the cials has m e e t i n g , “OLF is not going away.” helped declined to Rick Larsen, soothe say whethU.S. Representative noise prober she suplems in the ported the petition personally – she had past but that problems often not signed it as of Friday – arise again due to transition. “It’s clear to me now you but did say that she started trying to set up a meeting need to renew those contacts before the petition began, as people change in position,” she said. Dec. 1. Along with establishing “There is some work to be done here, for sure,” Conard a means to continue relationships with new officers, said. Jet noise has long been an possibly through somewhat issue for Central Whidbey regular meetings, Conard residents but complaints have said she hopes to discuss the spiked this year. Many claim return of a published flight the base’s EA-18G Growler schedule. That would give residents aircraft, the replacement to the EA-6B Prowler, is louder and business owners some than its predecessor and that predictability. Price Johnson flight operations seemed to said she would be advocating for the same thing, saying it have increased in 2012. Conard said meeting with would be extremely helpful

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NEWSLINE | WEATHER REPORT: Showers likely today and Sunday. Cloudy on Monday. No white Christmas this year, just rain.

FIRE/EMS Ten accepted as Fire/EMS volunteers The ranks of South Whidbey Fire/EMS were recently bolstered. Ten volunteer members were approved by the fire protection district’s commissioners at their meeting Thursday night. Vincent Bond, Sean McDougald, Brian Johnson, Elizabeth Majestic, Clark Cameron, Adam Price, Kelly Cammermeyer, Pamela

Uhlig, Herschel Rostov and Jeff Cravy joined South Whidbey Fire/EMS as emergency medical technicians and firefighters — either way, they’re volunteer first responders now.

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SCHOOLS Board members renew positions Lots of things are shaking up in the South Whidbey School District with a pair of levy requests coming in February. But the school board will remain the same. Board members nominated and approved each of their official and unofficial positions at Wednesday’s meeting. Steve Scoles, who has served as a board member for several terms, will chair the board for a second year.

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Linda Racicot, in only her second year, will again serve as the vice chair and board auditor. Veteran Board Member Fred O’Neal was again appointed to be the board’s legislative representative. O’Neal has planned trips to Washington, D.C. and Olympia for educational rallies. Second-year board member Damian Greene will be the district’s Washington Interscholastic Activities Association rep. Jill Engstrom agreed to re-up as the board’s policy representative. “Most boards don’t have a policy rep,” O’Neal said. “And most boards don’t have policies as robust and up-to-date as ours.”

WHIDBEY Almanac 2013 is taking shape The 2013 issue of the popular Whidbey Island Almanac published by Whidbey Island’s three community newspapers is in the works. The Almanac includes

everything newcomers to the island need to know — and a lot of things old-timers didn’t know or have forgotten. It’s distributed inside the newspapers and over the course of the year at various outlets throughout the island. The Almanac includes an extensive listing of nonprofit clubs and organizations covering all of Whidbey Island. Anyone wishing to be included, or who wants to change information from last year’s issue, should send an email as soon as possible to jlarsen@ For information about advertising, contact Lee Ann Mozes (North and Central Whidbey) at 360-675-6611 or Kim Winjum (South Whidbey) at 221-5300. The Almanac will be printed in January.

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Opinion Saturday, December 22, 2012 • The South Whidbey Record

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In our opinion

Have a merry island Christmas It’s Dec. 22: The first day of our last weekend before Christmas. Time to rush here, rush there, go to the mall, the mega grocery store, wait at traffic lights, purchase just the right gift made in China, mutter curses in silent parking space battles, try to merge when nobody wants to slow down to let your car onto the freeway. As Peggy Lee used to sing, “Is this all there is?” In fact, there is much more to Christmas if you just cool your heels here on Whidbey Island and enjoy yourself. Our shops are still open and they have plenty of stuff to please everyone in the family. A country drive to Langley, Freeland or Clinton is better than Alderwood by a country mile. Shopping all done? Then get out and enjoy your time on Whidbey. How long has it been since you’ve gone to church? Thousands of South Whidbey residents go every Sunday, but thousands of others do not. Christmas church listings can be found on pages 12 and 13 of today’s Record. Bring the kids; rekindle your own memories of Christmas at church, with children replaying the night Christ was born, the sweet sound of choirs with their traditional Christmas music, and just the feeling of peace one finds in such a surrounding, comfortably sitting with family, friends and strangers who suddenly look friendly. Get outside and take a walk. Winter on Whidbey is beautiful, if subdued. There’s plenty of evergreen trees, madronas, salal and evergreen huckleberries. The alders are mostly missing their leaves by now, but you might sport a big, yellow maple leaf clinging to its branch. Watch for birds. Frances Wood, the South Whidbey Record birding columnist, has a website listing 41 Whidbey places to see birds, not counting your own backyard. Go to and find out what you’re looking at and listening to. It’s not only cheep, it’s free. Try walking at night time down some lonely lane or road. Keep a light handy in case a car appears, but try walking in the dark. You might hear owls hooting or coyotes yipping, or just the sound of silence, so impossible to “hear” on the mainland. Look for a hole in the clouds, we even have stars. Commune with nature while thinking about what Christmas really means. It’s often an ugly world we live in, and that’s what is endlessly reported on the evening news. But we have peace on Whidbey and it’s easy to find. So relax and have yourself a very merry Whidbey Christmas.

Letters In response Nothing free about recycling To the editor: Island County’s recycling rate is 32 percent. The national recycling rate is 34 percent. Counties with curbside recycling are in the range of 50 percent and above. If we were doing such a great job recycling without curbside recycling, our recycling rate would be closer to that of other counties that do have curbside recycling. Experience has shown that high recycle rates result from very convenient, easy-to-use services. If garbage is more convenient than recycling, then that’s where a lot of good recyclables will end up. Combining recycling service with garbage service and making sure everyone gets a recycling container are keys to success. We have become accustomed to the idea that we have free recycling available to us, so why would we want to pay

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for it to be collected curbside? First of all, dropping off recyclables at the Bayview Recycle Park, for instance, isn’t free. The fee paid per vehicle is the same whether it is your pickup with garbage from your own home, or a garbage truck holding the garbage from 300 to 400 households. Each vehicle pays $4.49 toward the recycling program. So when garbage service customers use the recycle parks, it is really predominantly the self-haul garbage customers who are paying for the recycling services that the garbage service customers are using. It’s not free, it’s just being paid for you by someone else. Whidbey is an island with an abundance of retreat centers for thoughtful people and lots of coastline that is loved by many, whether for watching, walking, or fishing. Sustainability is on the lips of many locals and visitors alike. Let’s take the next step and do our part with curbside recycling. Sego Jackson Clinton

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Pair of Falcon seniors lead scoring feast Leaky defense

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BY BEN WATANABE Staff reporter The Falcon girls basketball team made one guarantee Tuesday. South Whidbey won’t finish the Cascade Conference season winless after defeating Lakewood 51-40 on the road. “It felt so good,” said Falcon senior Hayley Newman. “We were getting so frustrated with ourselves.” After scoring only nine points in the second half Friday against Coupeville, South Whidbey steadily poured in 33 in the final periods against Lakewood (1-3 Cascade Conference; 3-4 overall). Reliable seniors Ellie Greene and Newman secured the victory. The Falcon co-captains combined for 35 points. Greene, a slasher, cut to the rim for layups and pullup jump shots. The victory was a much-needed bounce back for Greene after going scoreless against Whidbey Island rival Coupeville on Dec. 14. On Tuesday, Greene continued her scoring tear with a game-high 18 points that started Dec. 15 against Overlake where she dropped 17 points. Newman, typically a shooter, scored one three-point shot. As defenders swarmed her every time she had the ball, Newman found room to break for the hoop for layups or fouls. The strategy worked as Newman scored 17 points. Lakewood gained an early lead, 13-12, by the first quarter. South Whidbey (1-3 Cascade Conference; 5-4 overall) responded with lockdown defense, holding Lakewood to seven points in the second quarter. The Falcons dropped 16 points to

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Hayley Newman avoids this block against Cedarcrest’s Courtney McKinney in a game earlier this season. Newman has been on a roll lately, scoring 14, 17 and 17 points in the past three games. Below, Ellie Greene had the ball in her hands often against Lakewood on Dec. 18 when she scored a game-high 18 points. close the first half and went into halftime with a 28-20 lead. From the second quarter, the Falcons kept the lead. But it wasn’t easy. South Whidbey played with a limited roster. Key reserve sophomore Abby Hodson was out of town on a planned absence. Eventually, tired legs caught up with the Falcons, who fought off a fourth-quarter rally attempt by the Cougars. South Whidbey survived four three-point baskets by Lakewood, three of which were made by Cougar freshman Haley Senyitko. “We were up the whole game by 10 or 15 points, then with four minutes left we only have a five-point lead,” Newman said. “We just weren’t closing out on her, and she can hit that open shot.”

briefly Shooting club plans air gun class An air gun competition class will be at the Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association clubhouse to ring in the new year. The seminar is scheduled for

Madi Boyd, the Falcons’ junior point guard, chipped in eight points. The result was the Falcons’ highest score this season.

10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1 at the club, located at the end of Safari Lane, just south of Morris Road off Highway 20 near Coupeville. John Jeffries, a competitor in many air gun disciplines, will host the class. The seminar will cover the types of guns available, ammunition, range determination, estimation and shot placement. The emphasis will be on field shooting. Participants may bring their own air gun. Targets will be set with

The Falcons had a week off planned for winter break.

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South Whidbey had little trouble scoring against Lakewood en route to 58 points. The Falcons’ challenge, and ultimately their failure, was stopping the Lakewood Cougars. Lakewood ran away with the Cascade Conference game Tuesday, 71-58, the second-most points allowed by the South Whidbey boys basketball team this season. “Defense is not our concern at the moment. We’re holding teams pretty well,” said Falcon junior Brandon Asay. “Lakewood is the exception to that.” Just when things seemed to turn a corner for the Falcons on the heels of their first win streak, the Cougars came to Langley and mauled their way on the back of Ryan Alford, who scored a game-high 27 points. Alford drained three three-point shots, the only shots beyond the arc Lakewood scored. “He was breaking us down one-on-one, which is not only the fault of the person guarding him but the help defense, too,” Asay said. “He was able to attack our defense which was kind of crumbling under their attack.” Most of Lakewood’s 71 points came inside the paint, where South Whidbey’s front court of forwards Angus Jones and Nick French, 6-5 and 6-2, respectively, was challenged. French scored a team-high 20 points, his second 20-point game in a row (he had 20 against Overlake on Dec. 15). In the previous two wins, South Whidbey had held opponents to 37 and 51 points. Keeping teams under 50 points, one Falcon senior said after downing Coupeville on Friday, was critical to winning. The importance of defensive stops was not lost on South Whidbey (1-3 Cascade Conference; 3-6

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Josh Bishop, seen here Dec. 14 against Coupeville, scored 14 points in a loss to Lakewood on Tuesday, Dec. 18. overall). It was just hard to execute. “The type of defense we play doesn’t matter if we don’t have intensity,” Asay said. “We’ve got to pick that back up.” The Falcons led 12-8 after the first quarter. But the Cougars roared in the second with 24 points and held a 32-25 lead at halftime. Defensively, the Falcons tightened a bit in the third quarter and held the Cougars to 15 points while finding a few more points themselves. By the final quarter, the Falcons trailed only four points. But the Cougars are closers and flourished with another 24-point quarter to go up by double digits. Poor free throw shooting and turnovers again plagued South Whidbey, Asay recalled. Time will heal those wounds and improve the team as it familiarizes itself with the offense. “As the season goes on, we’re finding ourselves in rhythm,” said Asay, who scored 11 points. “The struggle is some players’ unfamiliarity with the offense … we tend to take our shots a bit too early.” Falcon senior Josh Bishop came off the bench and scored 14 points, including a trio of three pointers.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012 • The South Whidbey Record

State park reopens after aggressive dogs caught Abandoned dogs seized after attacking hikers BY JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter Fort Ebey State Park on Central Whidbey was reopened this week after two aggressive dogs were finally caught after running loose in the area for five days last week. Carol Barnes, the Island County animal control officer, is now asking for the public’s help in identifying

the person who abandoned the dogs at the park. She encourages anyone who knows who may own the dogs to call the dispatch center at 360-679-9567 and request to contact animal control. Barnes said a resident of the Pebble Beach area north of the park called her Saturday morning to say the dogs were in his yard. She said Phillip Cook, the resident, was able to feed the dogs and they didn’t act aggressively towards him. Barnes said she and Cook lured the dogs into her minivan with cookies






and kind words. “I really appreciated his assistance,” she said. “I’m not sure we would have been able to catch them without his help.” Officials have been searching for the dogs since they attacked two hikers on a trail in the park Tuesday, Dec. 11. A man was bitten by the larger of the two dogs and had to have stitches; the woman locked herself in a restroom and called for help. Park rangers immediately started looking for the former pets and found that someone had left a bag of dog food, presumably when the dogs were abandoned. The dogs were aggressive toward the rangers and had to be peppersprayed.

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Options viewed for highway intersections near OLF $1.5 million available for improvements BY NATHAN WHALEN Staff reporter About 50 residents, transportation officials and community leaders discussed options being considered to alter several intersections on Highway 20 between Island Transit’s headquarters and Outlying Field. The Washington State Department of Transportation came up with a list of eight options to alter the intersections around Old Smith Prairie, Parker and Morris roads, which is also the area Island Transit wants to place a secondary access to its new headquarters currently under construction. The options stem from concerns residents had about Island Transit’s plans to alter the intersections in the area to make room for a secondary access. Residents were concerned the alterations would make the area more hazardous for drivers. “I’m pretty sure the highway department has listened,” Bob Clay, Coupeville town councilman and Island Transit board member, said. He recognized the difficulty in coming up with a plan that meets everybody’s needs. From January 2005 to April 2012, 42 collisions have taken place on Highway 20 from Jacobs Road to Morris Road. Of that amount, 11 accidents have happened at Morris Road and two at Old Smith Prairie Road. The Dec. 13 evening presentation was a followup from a meeting that took place in August. Transportation officials organized the meeting to get comments from residents about the options being considered. Transportation officials noted that funding isn’t available to complete the projects. Those options include: • Re-align Parker Road and add new left turn lanes on Highway 20 at Morris Road and the New Parker Road. Close the intersection at Old Smith Prairie Road and install Island Transit’s secondary access. Estimates range between $2 million and $2.9 million. • Aligning Parker Road to Morris Road while closing the intersections of Parker and Old Smith Prairie roads

and install left turn lanes while providing Island Transit’s secondary access. Estimates place the cost between $1.8 million and $2.6 million. • Aligning Morris Road to Parker Road while closing the intersections at Morris and Old Smith Prairie roads and install left turn lanes while providing Island Transit’s secondary access. Estimates place the cost between $2 million to $2.9 million. The first three options incorporate Island Transit’s need for a secondary access to its facility. • Add a left turn lane at the existing Island Transit entrance on Highway 20. Safety improvements at the Morris and Parker roads intersection would still have to move forward and doesn’t address Island Transit’s need for a secondary access. Cost for the option ranges from $1.4 million to $2 million, but doesn’t include the costs for improvements at Parker and Morris roads. Todd Harrison, assistant regional administrator for the department of transportation, also presented four additional options that he described as low on the fea-

sibility scale. Two of those options considered purchasing the private Plum Creek Road and establishing a right of way through the transfer station. However, county officials wouldn’t want traffic going through the facility, the department of transportation would have to contend with conservation easements and it doesn’t address Island Transit’s needs. Harrison said the costs concerning the Plum Creek Road options were unknown. The department of transportation showed two options for roundabouts, but those were costly and still didn’t meet Island Transit’s need for a secondary access. The meeting stemmed from the transit agency’s original plan to install a secondary access, close the intersections of Old Smith Prairie and Morris roads and install a new intersection between the two. A public meeting concerning the area last took place in August. Martha Rose, executive director for Island Transit, said the secondary access is a requirement for the occupancy permit. The Department of

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Joe Sheldon, Louise Harvey talk with Todd Carlson, planning and development services director for the Washington State Department of Transportation, about one of the options concerning Highway 20 and the intersection with Parker, Morris and Old Smith Prairie roads. Transportation originally had funding to install left turn lanes from Highway 20 to the county’s solid waste transfer station, which is a higher priority project. However, the department of transportation was able to obtain an additional $1.5 million to address problems at the intersections

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OBITUARY Diana (DeDee) Ross

DeDee went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ November 15 2012, after a lengthly battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her loving husband Bob and their children. DeDee was born April 24, 1945 in Vallejo, Calif. and was put up for adoption along with her twin brother Richard. Their adopting parents Richard and Barbara Benofsky, raised the twins in Lafayette, Calif. DeDee met Bob, her future husband in 1960 and they were married August 10, 1964. They had three daughters and one son in California. They moved to Whidbey Island in 1972. There they raised their four children in Langley and attended the Langley Christian Missionary Alliance church. In 1978 DeDee started working for the preschool at the church, and in 1991 became the director of the school, retiring in 2005. One of her greatest joys was serving the Lord through teaching the children for 29 years. When her husband retired in 2006, the next 6 1/2 years were spent just enjoying being together, going to town, traveling and being with their children and nine grandchildren. DeDee was preceded in

Diana Ross death by both her parents and by her oldest daughter Sondra, Sondra’s husband Phil and her two daughters Elise, 11 and Marissa, 9 who were all killed in their private airplane crash in Oregon in 2003. Survivors include her loving husband Bob of 48 years, their three children Chrissy O’Keefe, Debbie Hughes (Forrest) and Steve Ross, their grandchildren Leah (Hughes) Parker (Justin), Kramer, Kendra and Gavin O’Keefe, Mitchell, Janae and Jared Hughes and Levi and Tayla Ross. A memorial service in celebration of DeDee’s life will be held at “The Island Church of Whidbey” (C&MA) 2 p.m. on December 29. Memorial donations can be made in honor of DeDee to the Island Church of Whidbey Preschool at 6th and Cascade, Langley Wa. 98260.

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Kwarsick would comply with the law and resign from his public offices,” Banks wrote in his statement. “He should have resigned immediately after the plea. It has been three days, and he has not resigned. He is no longer eli-

gible to hold either post.” Banks said that once served with the lawsuit papers, Kwarsick will have 20 days to respond. Can Kwarsick serve as mayor until the lawsuit is settled? “I don’t think he can lawfully,” Banks told the Record. “But I can’t go down there and put locks on the


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doors.” The City Council met a day after Kwarsick admitted to a crime and was sentenced. Mayor pro-tem Hal Seligson called the meeting to gauge the feelings of the council and public about Kwarsick’s situation. He left no doubt who was still in charge. “Larry Kwarsick until such time as he should step down is the mayor,” he said. He later explained that didn’t mean he though the mayor should not resign. It appeared to be mostly a meeting of Larry Kwarsick’s friends, as those urging him to remain as mayor drew applause and those who took verbal shots at the judge who sentenced him to jail were supported by clapping and scattered cheers. Councilwoman Rene Neff said, “He hopes he can remain mayor.” Banks’ belief that

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Kwarsick would immediately have to step down as mayor was questioned Tuesday night by Langley City Attorney Mike Kenyon. He said the law is fairly clear that a public official who commits a felony must leave his job, but not so with lesser crimes, such as gross misdemeanors. “There’s no statute that mentions a misdemeanor shall forfeit office,” Kenyon said. He noted Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn admitted to driving while intoxicated. He not only kept his job but was reelected last fall. “Should the mayor stay?” the city attorney rhetorically asked the crowd of some 40 people stuffed into the tiny council chambers, with others listening from outside an open door. “It’s not my job to say that either way … but there’s no challenge in court right now to have him

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removed from office.” Banks filed the challenge on Friday. An audience member asked about a recall election, but Kenyon said that applies to “malfeasance while in office.” Kwarsick’s offense, he said, “occurred before Larry was mayor.” As the city planner, Kwarsick doctored a relative’s permit to ease environmental oversight of a home built near a wetland, then backdated it to make it appear a predecessor wrote it and replaced it in city files. While admitting the issue isn’t entirely clear, the attorney said Kwarsick may remain as mayor until “a court says no.” Kwarsick’s crime was uncovered by a blogger, Skip Demuth, with help from local environmentalist Marianne Edain. City planner Jeff Arango filed a whisteblower complaint to notify the council of the deed, and after mulling over the situation the council asked the prosecutor’s office to decide if a crime had been committed. Tuesday night, Councilwoman Neff read a long statement defending Kwarsick. Although he changed an official document, “very little harm was done by Larry,” she said. “It was not a permit; the house was already built. It simply ‘collapsed’ the wetland mitigation process ‘to one year, not seven.’” “I have no idea what was going through Larry’s mind when he chose to alter this

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Lots of needs met, thanks at Good Cheer Food Bank BY BEN WATANABE Staff reporter

Even amid rising need at the Good Cheer Food Bank, staff had plenty to be thankful for. They had 180 volunteers who stocked the food bank and worked at the thrift stores. They had fulfilled thousands of requests for food. And they helped children buy gifts for their families from the Good Cheer thrift shops. South Whidbey Assembly of God hosted and prepared a banquet of chicken, vegetables, rice and cheesecake for Good Cheer’s volunteers Saturday. Espresso was avail-

able from Whidbey Coffee, too. “It was such a nice treat for Good Cheer volunteers who often are taking care of someone else, to be pampered and fed,” said Shawn Nowlin, Good Cheer’s community outreach coordinator, in a press release. And Good Cheer needs happy volunteers this month. As of Dec. 19, 700 families had shopped at the food bank, and the food bank manager predicted that December’s service record could be broken this year. “We’re well on our way for December,” said Good Cheer

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Whidbey is dreaming of a green Christmas Simple tips lead to sustainable practices at holidays Instead of hoping for a white Christmas this year, keep it green. A few easy tips can make the holidays merrier for nature, too. “Our community, economy and environment depend on us making sustainable choices every day.

It is especially important this time of year when there is an increase in traveling, shopping, heating, eating and disposing. Here are some little things you can do to be green this holiday season, and together, we can make a big

difference,” said Melody Kuschnereit, coordinator for Sustainable Whidbey Coalition. • Consider a real tree, which can be recycled or better yet, a live tree that can be planted outside after the holidays. Indoor

varieties are also available, which can liven up your home year round. • Get creative with wrapping. Use twine around paper bag wrapping, with a pine cone and an evergreen twig for a festive, rustic “bow.” Put gifts in reusable containers, wrap them in fabric or use boxes, paper

and bows saved from last season. Paper bags and newspaper comics also make for creative wrapping paper. • Salts commonly used to de-ice sidewalks can be very harmful to plant and animal life. Look for safer de-icers made from calcium magnesium acetate, potas-

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• Holiday cards can be recycled with mixed paper. You can also save them and cut them to make small gift tags for next year. • When entertaining, suggest carpooling options for your guests, not only to cut down on fuel consumption, but also to reduce the number of cars on the road. Not sure what to get the final people on your list? Here are some alternatives to a department store gift card:

increases 25 percent each year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Try to avoid gifts with excessive packaging, and consider gifts of experience. • If the holidays bring you something new (clothes, electronics, etc.), consider donating old items instead of throwing them away. Donate to a local thrift store, or give it away on Drewslist, Craigslist, or Whidbey Freecycle, without even leaving your home.

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Left: Debbie Kunkle receives a relaxing spa treatment from The Spa massage therapist Dinah Stinson. Above: The remodeled interior of The Spa. Spa manager Marilyn Strong said that high quality products and a commitment to aligning mind, body and soul is at the center of the facility’s new treatment menu.

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ith a view of Saratoga Passage and the aroma of essential oils on your skin, nothing beats a spa treatment this time of year. The Spa at the Inn at Langley offers just that. In fact, they are debuting a whole new menu of innovative treatments and in the new year, the spa will also premier “holistic wellness packages” for guests — all in collaboration with other local businesses, spa director Marilyn Strong said. The facility has undergone a transformation in the past year. The Spa opened its doors this spring after undergoing major renovations. The space, previously occupied by Spa Essencia, has become a more airy, rejuvenating oasis for wellness, complete with a relaxation area, steam room and three treatment rooms, one of which is outfitted for side-byside treatments for couples. Walls came down, rooms were updated

and the color scheme is embracing the spa’s new tagline: The Spa — where forest meets the sea. The update is reflecting owners Pam and Paul Schell’s vision of the Inn at Langley as a retreat rather than just a hotel, and they took a hands-on approach in the recreation of the space by picking out color schemes and more, Strong said. “The Spa is much more integrated with the inn,” she explained. The place is now an extension of the inn instead of an independent business. “Paul and Pam have always seen the inn as a retreat,” she said. “Before they built this place they came here to rejuvenate and renew themselves.” Strong added that this is also the goal for guests. The Spa’s

new menu focuses on high quality treatments and the providers use only pure, organic, socially responsible and environmentally conscious product lines. The Spa offers hot stone massages and aromatherapy treatments. Guests can enjoy the steam room and experience the flow of a facial or body treatment. Bringing in once again the

theme of earth and sea, they are using the ila and the Sea Flora product lines. Meaning “earth” in Sanskrit, ila is said to reflect the power of nature as a source of wellness, utilizing organic, wild-harvested

plant and mineral incidents. The Sea Flora line is made from seaweed products harvested by hand in the Canadian Pacific Ocean. The new team of six massage therapists and two aestheticians has recently gone through extensive training with the new product lines, promising a great experience and updated treatments, Strong said. “These new treatments will be the heart of our upcoming three-day Winter Wellness Retreats which will be offered starting in January,” Strong said. The retreats not only include massages, as well as wellness and beauty treatments, but offer opportunities for guests to take Pilates or yoga classes at Island Pilates and Yoga in Langley with Leslie Larch or Amanda Murphy. Strong is also looking into recruiting locals to provide guests with services

such as nutritional consulting and people who may introduce guests to meditation and other holistic practices. With nearby destinations such as the Earth Sanctuary or the Whidbey Institute, as well as local parks and the beach, the Inn at Langley plans to offer a spa experience that can’t be duplicated elsewhere, Strong said. For locals and visitors of the inn alike, Strong hopes The Spa is a place where people find their center. “The goal is to have some place where people can connect as much or as little as they want,” she said, adding that preventative wellness becomes more and more an alternative to medical spa treatments. Customized packages fitting the needs of the guests are part of that. Strong said she hopes many Whidbey residents will come to check out the offerings at the spa. This month, the spa is running a special that gives locals 20 percent off treatments. The Spa gift certificates will also make for a great holiday gift, she added. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 221-3022 or email

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22 Saturday Willy Wonka show concludes Whidbey Children’s Theater is sweetening the season with its production of Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Junior.” The show runs through Dec. 22 with performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students, $10 for seniors and $12 for adults. For tickets, call 360-221-2282. Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka Junior” features a memorable song score by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. The theater is located on Anthes Street in Langley.

Langley history for Christmas Authors Bob Waterman and Frances Wood will be selling and signing books at the South Whidbey Commons from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 22. Come meet the authors and pick up that perfect holiday gift. This new Langley history book includes over 200 photos from the town’s 100-year history. The book was recently published by Arcadia Publishing as part of their Images of America Series.

Langley draws Holiday Cheer The Holiday Cheer Giveaway Drawing will be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 22. Shop Langley to receive a giveaway ticket worth $1,000 for every $20 spent at participating stores until 1 p.m. Dec. 22. Bring tickets to Boy and Dog Park at 3 p.m. for the drawing. Go to visitlangley. com.

Counting birds for Christmas Whidbey Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count on North and Central Whidbey will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 22. Volunteers count birds on the 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:; 360-678-3891, or visit The South Whidbey count was held Dec. 15.

Come start your goodbyes to 2012 at Blooms Taste for Wine & Art at the Bayview Corner. Contact 321-0515 or www.blooms

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Holiday Market offers last chance The Bayview Holiday Market’s final day is Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bayview Hall. The market features 35 vendors offering fall and winter produce, a wide variety of baked goods, jams, cheese, candy, honey, clothing, jewelry and a variety of local artisan crafts. This year the event has been expanded and vendors are selling upstairs and downstairs. The market is sponsored by the Bayview Farmers Market Association which operates the regular market from the last week in April through October.

Gamblers can be anonymous Gamblers Anonymous meets at 9 a.m. each Saturday at Whidbey General Hospital, 101 N. Main, Coupeville, in the conference room. Contact 1-800-424-3577.

23 Sunday Sing along with Al Benson Everyone loves a singalong so visit Taste for Wine from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 23 and enjoy some singing with Al Benson. Benson and his guitar will play favorite holiday tunes and some old favorites of Americana folk music. Come in from the rain, take a break from shopping and enjoy a glass of fine wine and some small plate food items. Blooms’ “Hundred Bucks Show” continues with all artwork $100 or less until the end of the month. Blooms is located at Bayview Corner. Contact

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See the light, find a gift If you still can’t find exactly the right gift for someone special, you might see the light at the Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey. Christmas lights decorate the new lantern house tower and the traditional holiday tree is decorated with reproduction 1920s ornaments and electrified candles reminiscent of old fashioned Christmas candles. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., every weekend in December and daily Dec. 26 to 31. For more information call 360240-5584 or email admiraltyheadlight

27 Thursday Dispose of Christmas trees Dispose of Christmas trees from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 27 to 29 at the Habitat for Humanity

Store in Freeland or Oak Harbor. Trees must be free of lights, ornaments and tinsel. A $5 donation is suggested and will benefit low-income families working with Habitat for Humanity. For more information, call 360-6799444 or email volunteer@ islandcounty

31 Monday New Year’s Eve at Blooms Dubbed the “night of the living red,” Blooms Winery invites everyone to join them Dec. 31 for an evening of music, dancing, wine, food and fun with live music from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring the soulful bluesy Americana of Janie Cribbs and Joe Reggiatore. There will be specials on red wine for the evening. Wear red and receive a ticket for a raffle drawing that includes artwork by Janie Cribbs and other prizes. Small plate appetizers, decadent chocolate and non-alcoholic beverages as well.

A Modern Air Gun Competition Class is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 1 at the Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association, located on Safari Lane in Coupeville. Learn about guns, ammunition, range determination, shot placement and more, with an emphasis on field shooting. For more information, call 360-675-3054.

Take the plunge at Double Bluff Start the new year with a splash Jan. 1 at Double Bluff beach and join more than 150 other jumpers for a bone chilling dive into 2013. A fee to be determined will include event shirt and refreshments and benefits 4-H Teen Leadership activities. Registration opens at 11 a.m.

Saturday5 IDIPIC classes resume in Feb. South Whidbey High School driver’s education students who have not taken the required IDIPIC class yet: there will be no IDIPIC panel in Freeland in January. There will be a panel in Oak Harbor. Those DUI and underage drinking prevention panels will resume in February and continue on the regular first Saturday schedule. For more information, visit

10 Thursday Langley librarians serve as guides “Librarians as Information Guides: Downloading eBooks at Your Library,” is the subject of a lesson from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 10, at the Langley Library. Learn to download free eBooks and audiobooks through Sno-Isle’s website. To download a book during class, bring your laptop and eReader or audio device, or your Wi-Fi enabled device. Seating is limited, please preregister. Funded by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Call 221-4383.

12 Saturday At the library, it’s elementary “Dr. Doyle and Mr. Holmes: The Cultural Staying Power of Sherlock Holmes,” will be presented at 10 a.m. Jan. 12 at the Langley Library. Join Seattle Times arts journalist Tom Keogh for a one-hour conversation about Sherlock Holmes, his creation by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and why we, as a culture, remain so attached to a character invented in 1886. Made possible by Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau and the Friends of the Langley Library. Call 221-4383.

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Make this a jazzy, classical Yuletide Trinity Lutheran Church presents Yuletide Baroque and Beyond: Jazzin’ with the Classics for Christmas at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland. Enjoy music by soprano Linda Tsatsanis, jazz flutist Martin Lund (who will also play clarinet and piano), classical flutist Jeffrey Cohan and jazz guitarist Gene Nery. Admission is free, and donations toward expenses will be accepted. In this program, four renowned classical and jazz artists and friends meld their musical perspectives to bridge contemporary improvisational jazz and the “art music” of baroque and renaissance times. Instrumental musicians have “jazzed up” melodies familiar to them in the style of their day for centuries, and this team’s virtuoso improvisations on contemporary Yuletide favorites, renaissance and baroque carols and standards such as arias from Handel’s Messiah will bring together the best of jazz and classical worlds for Christmas. Call 3315191 for more information.

Linda Tsatsanis

Linda Tsatsanis Hailed as “ravishing” (New York Times) and possessing “sheer vocal proficiency, a bright, flexible voice, big but controlled, shaded with plentiful color” (Boston Globe), Canadian soprano Linda Tsatsanis enjoys an active and diverse career. Tsatsanis’ versatile voice makes her equally comfortable on the opera stage and concert hall while being able to sing intimate Renaissance song or world premier performances such as a stunning arrangement made for her, cello and string orchestra of the Preludes of Bach’s Cello Suites. Tsatsanis has appeared as soloist with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, Auburn Symphony, Pacific Musicworks, Orchestra Seattle, Helios Opera, Pacific Baroque Orchestra and has recently been presented by the Early Music Society of the Islands (Victoria, B.C.), Indianapolis Early Music

Festival, San Francisco Early Music Society, and Magnolia Baroque Festival. Tsatsanis has a solo album with Origin Classical, And I Remain: Three Love Stories, described as a “seductive recital of the darker sides of 17thcentury love” (Gramophone), and can also be heard on recordings by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Naxos. She lives in Seattle.

Gene Nery

in the studios of Los Angeles as a composer, arranger and musician with artists like Mel Torme to Isacc Hayes. His eclectic background has allowed him to move freely through any style of music from classical to rock and from jazz to Broadway. He is equally adept at clarinet, saxophone, flute and piano. Martin is a well-known performer and teacher who produces one of Orcas Island’s most popular summer music events, The One World Music Festival, a jazz-based musical variety show with Orcas Island’s best musicians. Martin graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor degree in both music and music education.

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Jeffrey Cohan

Orcas Island treasure Gene Nery is a professional musician who has traveled the world performing as a vocalist and guitarist for Princess Cruises. He settled down on Orcas in the 1980s but originally comes from Vancouver, B.C. He performed as an entertainer at Rosario Resort for 20 years, performing solo and with his band. His music ranges from swing to contemporary pop, providing quality and memorable entertainment that appeals to many generations. He has several CD recordings available under the Pure and Simple record label where he has worked as a recording artist, producer, arranger and engineer. He earned a platinum record award for singing “Above The Northern Lights” on Mannheim Steamroller’s CD “A Christmas Song” which also features Johnny Mathis and Olivia Newton John.

Flutist Jeffrey Cohan has performed as soloist in 25 countries, both on modern and early transverse flutes from the Renaissance through the present. The winner of

Jeffrey Cohan many important competitions and awards, he has performed throughout Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, and worldwide for the USIA Arts America Program. Many works have been written for and premiered by him, including five new flute concerti since 2000. He is artistic director of the Capitol Hill Chamber Music Festival in Washington, D.C., the Black Hawk Chamber Music Festival in the Midwest and the Salish Sea Early Music Festival in the Pacific Northwest.

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There are times when words fail, when there is no way to express the sorrow, emotions, confusion and yes, anger that comes with the full realization of man’s ability to destroy. I was at my computer,

working on a lighthearted, Christmas column for this week; the TV was on in the next room, and I heard the breaking news broadcast about the shooting at the Sandy Hook school in Newtown. There’s no need for me to reiterate what everyone now knows, but I hope readers will understand why I couldn’t return to the column I’d been doing, full of idle chit chat about Christmas and happy, fun-filled holiday celebrations. There has already been so much said, written and broadcast about the events of that black day and the people and parents of Newtown, anything I could say or write would be superfluous. And, as I said in the beginning, there simply are times when

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RECIPES Our family tradition dictates that, whatever else may show up for dessert at Christmas, there must be a steamed pudding. So many of my forebears originated in England, Scotland, Ireland and Iceland, it’s no surprise that I cannot recall a Christmas, ever, without steamed pudding, almost always plum pudding with hard sauce. Imagine what fun it was, as the years passed, to discover how many variations of steamed pudding there are, and what fun it is to surprise my families with a new version.

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1 cup plus 2 T. unsalted butter, divided (see instructions) 1 ¼ cups sugar 5 eggs ¼ cup fresh orange juice Grated zest of 1 orange 1 T. brandy 3 cups flour 2 T. ground ginger (yes, tablespoons) 1 ¼ t. baking soda 1 cup plus 2 ½ T. crystallized ginger, finely chopped 1 cup whipping cream 2 T. powdered sugar ½ t. vanilla Melt the 2 T. butter and brush on the inside of a 2-quart mold. Cream the 1 cup butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Add orange juice, zest and brandy. Sift together flour, ginger and baking soda. Mix 1 cup of the crystallized ginger into the flour mixture, tossing to coat well, then add to the butter mixture, mixing well. Spoon the batter into the prepared mold and cover with foil. Place mold in a larger pot, cover with another sheet of foil and pour enough boiling water in the pot to reach 2/3 of the way up the sides


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of the mold. Cover the pot; simmer 1 ½ hrs. A skewer inserted into the center of the pudding should come out clean. Remove pudding from water bath and uncover. Let cool in the mold for 10 min. before unmolding onto a plate. Cool completely, cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 24 hrs. in the refrigerator. About an hour before final steaming (for dessert servings), remove pudding from ‘frig; discard plastic wrap. Set the plate with the pudding on a rack over simmering water; cover loosely with foil and steam 20 min., or until heated through. Whip the cream until it begins to thicken, then add powdered sugar and vanilla; continue beating until soft peaks form. Garnish each slice of pudding with whipped cream and a sprinkle of the remaining chopped ginger. Serves ten. Note: No matter which pudding recipe I use each year, I always make some traditional hard sauce to serve as desired, because often it’s the thing about Christmas pudding the little ones look forward to most.


Speaking of kid-pleasing dessert, how would you like a pumpkin pie recipe that is perfect for a last-minute “Help, I’m running of time” crowd pleaser. Just don’t tell anyone how you did it; they’ll never guess.

Because I have an aversion to marshmallows, due to childhood overdosing, I long ago gave up on the traditional sweet potato/marshmallow casserole present

¼ cup plus 2 T. caramel topping, divided (see instructions; I recommend Mrs. Richardson’s Butterscotch Caramel topping, to which I’m addicted) 1 ready-made Graham Cracker Pie Crust ½ cup plus 2 T. pecan pieces, divided 1 cup cold milk 2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) Vanilla Instant Pudding 1 cup canned pumpkin 1 t. ground cinnamon ½ t. ground nutmeg 1 tub (8 oz.) whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), thawed, divided Pour the ¼ cup caramel topping into the crust; sprinkle with the ½ cup pecans. Beat the milk, pudding mix, pumpkin and spices with a whisk until blended. Stir in 1 ½ cups of the whipped topping. Spread mixture into the crust. Refrigerate 1 hr. Top with remaining whipped topping, remaining caramel topping and pecans just before serving. Serves 10.

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Religion Notes God’s gifts and Christmas carols Christmas is a time for giving, in order that we might celebrate the gift that God gave. Pastor Darrell Wenzek’s message this Sunday, Dec. 23, at the 10 a.m. service is titled, “The Gifts God Gives.” Old fashioned Christmas carols will be the music of the day. Stan Walker will lead an adult Bible study in the book of Genesis at 9 a.m. South Whidbey Community Church is an independent Bible Church that gathers to worship God, study His Word and encourage each other. Join them at the Deer Lagoon Grange Hall, 5142 Bayview Road, on the way to Langley. For more information call (360)221-1220.

Quakers meet in Freeland Whidbey Island Friends Meeting, also known as Whidbey Island Quakers, holds weekly worship services every Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist building, located at 20103 Highway 525 about two miles north of Freeland. This time of silent worship together may include spoken messages or sharing of spiritual journeys. On the first Sunday of each month, an additional time of singing at 3:30 p.m. precedes the worship service. As Margaret Fell, a 17th century Quaker wrote: “We are a people that follow after those things that make for peace, love, and unity; it is our desire that others’ feet may walk in the same.” For more information, visit www.whidbey or email Toni Grove at tgrove@whidbey. com.

Talk addresses light, darkness “Season of Darkness, Season of Light,” is the talk by Dennis Reynolds at the Sunday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m. service of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island. This is the season of long nights and short days. It is the time when we cre-

ate festivals and celebrations that kindle light in our homes and in our hearts. We strive to push back the darkness, yet perhaps the darkness offers its own gifts.

Lifted on a wave of love In addition to the holiday gatherings of family and friends and traditional celebrations, Unity of Whidbey members make themselves available to be lifted up on a wave of love and light as never before. Celebrating the Christ presence born again in our hearts, Rev. Joanna Gabriel will explore how we can use the power and significance of this sacred time to begin the spiritual journey anew. The service is at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23. All are invited to join their Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service at 5 p.m. Dec. 24. All are welcome. Visit Unity of Whidbey’s website: www.unityofwhidbey


on most of our Christmas tables for so many years. As a result, I have many alternative sweet potato casseroles, far better in my estimation. This is but one, and kids love it even though it has no marshmallows.

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butter ¾ t. ground cinnamon ¾ t. salt 1/3 cup milk For the topping: 3 tangerines 3 T. honey 1 T. unsalted butter ½ cup chopped walnuts Pierce the sweet potatoes several times and put on a baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven about 1 hr., or until very soft. Remove from oven; let cool to the touch, then peel off the skin and discard. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, combine sweet potatoes, butter, cinnamon, salt and milk. Whip on med. speed. Butter a baking dish or spray with cooking spray. Spoon the whipped potatoes into the

dish. Prepare the topping: Peel, section and seed the tangerines. In a skillet, combine the honey and butter, stirring until the butter melts. Cook a few minutes until mixture begins to chicken, then add the tangerines and walnuts. Stir for 3 min. Spoon topping mixture over the potatoes


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CHURCH DIRECTORY Assembly of God 360-221-1656 • Langley 5373 Maxwelton Road Loving God, Loving People, Serving the World Sunday Worship Services 8:30AM & 10:30AM Both services offer, nursery for infants and toddlers & kids classes for 3yrs to 6th grade Matt Chambers, Pastor Dareld Chittim, Associate Pastor Mark Brinkman, Youth Pastor Home of Island Christian Academy and Daycare/Preschool 360-221-0919

South Whidbey Church of Christ 341-2252 • Bayview Senior Service Center - Bayview Sunday Worship: 9:30AM Sunday Bible Classes: 10:30AM Call regarding Wednesday Bible Class

Christian Science Church 321-4080 or 222-3182 • Langley 15910 Hwy 525 at Useless Bay Rd Sunday Church Service: 10:30AM Wednesday Service: 7:30PM 1st Wednesday of the month

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Sunday Morning Worship 10:00AM Nursery & Sunday School through 8th Grade Celebrate Recovery Tuesday evenings 7:00 Christian Life’s Ministry Center Pastor Dick Jeffers

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St. Hubert Catholic Church 221-5383 • Langley 804 Third Street

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St. Augustine’s in the Woods Episcopal Church

Langley United Methodist Church 221-4233 • Langley Third and Anthes

579-2570 • Clinton 3821 E. French Road

Christian Life Center 331-5778

(1 block north of Whidbey Island Bank) Sunday Morning Service Bible Study 9:30AM Sunday Service 10:30AM Fellowship 11:30AM Mikkel Hustad, Pastor

“Loving Christ and Others Well” Sunday Worship 10:30AM Sunday School for all ages 9:15AM

The Island Church of Whidbey Sunday Services 9 & 11AM

Saint Peter’s Lutheran Church 341-4715 • Clinton 6309 Wilson Pl.

Holy Eucharist Sun: 8AM & 10:30AM Nursery & Youth Programs Provided Monday Solemn Evensong 5:30PM Wednesday Holy Eucharist and Ministry of Healing: 10:00AM Rev. Nigel Taber-Hamilton, Rector Shantina Steele, Director of Christian Formation

Calvary Chapel of Whidbey Island Teaching through God’s Word

and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 min., or until the top is slightly golden and potatoes are heated through. Happy, happy holidays to all our readers, and may 2013 find us all kinder, gentler, and above all, constantly aware of the gift of living and loving.

Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Sunday Service 9:30AM Nursery and Sunday School for grades K-12 during service Adult Forum class 11AM Rev. Mary Boyd, Pastor Bill Humphreys, Music Director Eve Carty, Program Associate Lauren Coleman, Youth/Family Coord. A Greening and Reconciling Congregation “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”

Masses: Saturday 5:00PM Sunday 8:00AM and 10:30AM Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri. 8:15AM Wednesday 10:30AM Fr. Rick Spicer, pastor Marcia Halligan, pastoral associate E-mail

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South Whidbey Community Church (Non-denominational)

221-1220 • Langley Sunday Morning Worship 10:00AM Adult Sunday School 9:00AM Deer Lagoon Grange 5142 S. Bayview Road, Langley Wed. Home Bible Study 7:00PM Darrell Wenzek, pastor

Trinity Lutheran Church 331-5191 • Freeland

Woodard Road, Hwy 525, Freeland Sunday Services 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 Sunday School and Adult Ed at 9:30AM Nursery provided James Lindus, Pastor Dennis Hanson, Pastor Eric Ottum, Pastor Jerry O’Neill, Pastor Karl Olsen, Minister of Music

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island 321-8656 Freeland 20103 State Route 525

Sunday Service at 10AM Values-Based Religious Education Sept-June Childcare Year-Round Everyone welcome! Minister: Rev. Dennis Reynolds

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Employment General

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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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Alaska USA is currently seeking qualified applicants for a Branch Manager at our Oak Harbor Branch. The selected candidate will supervise the activities of the branch with an emphasis on providing accurate, warm, friendly and efficient member service and cross sales of credit union products and services. Successful applicant must have supervisory ex p e r i e n c e , s t r o n g c o m mu n i c a t i o n a n d personnel management skills. Bachelor’s d e gr e e i n B u s i n e s s Administration or related field is preferred. Detailed job descriptions can be accessed at: Apply Online! EOE

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for our Island region, including Anacortes, and Whidbey and San Juan Islands. The Regional Customer Service Manager will also serve as the Customer Ser vice Manager for our branch located in Oak Harbor, WA. This position is responsible for enhancing the quality of customer service, branch operational efficiency and employee productivity, and providing technical exper tise and suppor t to the region’s operations staff. Qualified candidates must have minimum ten years branch operations and customer service management exper ience. Competitive salary (DOE) + benefits. For more information on this position, visit our website at:

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LATERAL POLICE OFFICER City of Langley, Closes 12/30/2012 M u s t h ave a t l e a s t 2 years experience, Current Peace Officer Certificate, City of Langley Reser ve Cer tification Preferred. Salary from $4,159 to $4,974 DOE. Equal Opportunity Emp l o y e r. A p p l i c a t i o n s available at City Hall or at Please submit your resume and completed application to Langley City Hall or mail to: Langley Civil Service Commission P.O. Box 366, Langley, WA 98260 Find what you need 24 hours a day.

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Port Comp Scheme & Strategic Plan Port of South Whidbey is requesting consultant qualifications for upcoming Comprehensive Scheme and Strategic Plan preparation. Work includes coordination & facilitation of community p a r t i c i p a n t m e e t i n g s, compilation of input, preparation of draft document(s) within legal and historic guidelines, and coordination of public and agency review process. Work with Port Managers under Commission direction through Plan approvals. Schedule will include ev e n i n g m e e t i n g s i n South Whidbey. RFQ on website:

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Submit quals & proposal w/interest & capability to Port of South Whidbey, PO Box 872, Freeland WA 98249 to be received at Port office no later than 4PM Jan 3, 2013, for initial review at Jan 8 Port meeting. Interviews mid-Jan, work to start immediately. Oak Harbor School District is accepting applications for:

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MOTOR ROUTE CARRIER NEEDED For the South Whidbey Record. 2 routes available in the Freeland/Greenbank area. Delivering Tuesday and Friday nights. No collecting. Applicants must be ove r 1 8 w i t h r e l i a bl e t ra n s p o r t a t i o n . G r e a t second job! Call Circulation, 360-675-6611

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Health Care Employment

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REPORTER Reporter sought for staff opening with the Peninsula Daily News, a sixday newspaper on Washington’s beautiful North Olympic Peninsula that includes the cities of Por t Angeles, Sequim, P o r t To w n s e n d a n d Forks (yes, the “Twilight� Forks, but no vampires or werewolves). Bring your experience from a weekly or small daily -from the first day, you’ll be able to show off the writing and photography skills you’ve already acquired while sharpening your talent with the help o f ve t e ra n n ew s r o o m leaders. This is a general assignment reporting position in our Port Angeles office in which being a self-starter must be demonstrated through professional experience. Port Angeles-based Peninsula Daily News, circulation 16,000 daily and 15,000 Sunday (plus a website getting up to one million hits a month), publishes separate editions for Clallam and Jefferson counties. Check out the PDN at w w w. p e n i n s u l a d a i l y and the beauty and recreational oppor tunities at In-person visit and tryout are required, so Washington/Northwest applicants given preference. Send cover letter, resume and five best writi n g a n d p h o t o g r a p hy clips to Leah Leach, managing editor/news, P.O. Box 1330, 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA 9 8 3 6 2 , o r e m a i l



An employment opportunity for San Juan County Fire Protection #2, Orcas Island Fire & Rescue is available for a Full-Time Firefighter M a i n t e n a n c e Te c h n i cian. Objectives of this position include maintenance of a fleet of fire apparatus, equipment and facilities, as well as typical responsibilities associated with rural and suburban firefighting, including IFSAC certifications and maintenance o f p hy s i c a l a b i l i t i e s . Documentation is required to demonstrate experience and education that demonstrates an ability to repair and maintain motor vehicles including fire apparatus, hydraulic and pneumatic tools and equipment, and safely perform buildings and grounds technical maintenance. For more information or to submit an application, go to: http://www.orcasfire. job-opportunities.html or call 360-376-2331 or email Application packets are due before January 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm.

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The Bainbridge Island Review, a weekly community newspaper located in western Washington state, is accepting applications for a parttime general assignment Reporter. The ideal candidate will have solid reporting and writing skills, have up-to-date knowledge of the AP Stylebook, be able to shoot photos and video, be able to use InDesign, and contribute to staff blogs and Web updates. We offer vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays. If you have a passion for community news reporting and a desire to work in an ambitious, dyn a m i c n ew s r o o m , we want to hear from you. E.O.E. Email your resume, cover letter and up to 5 non-returnable writing, photo and video samples to Or mail to BIRREP/HR Dept., Sound Publishing, 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 106, Poulsbo, WA 98370. Employment Insurance

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DIETICIAN/COOK POSITION Full time. Experience preferred. Apply in person at: Maple Ridge Assisted Living 1767 Alliance Ave. Freeland, WA. 98249

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2 BR, 1.5 BA DUPLEX. All appliances. 1 car garage and deck. Half block to free bus stop. One m i l e t o C l i n t o n fe r r y. Pets negot. No smoking. $875 per month (on 12 month lease). 3 month payment plan on your last and $800 damage deposit. Call Bill 206200-4219. Find what you need 24 hours a day.


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2 B E D R O O M d u p l ex available. Quiet country setting. Pets negotiable. Water, sewer, garbage paid. $600 per month plus secur ity deposit. 360-679-2677

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

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SHINGLED NEWER one story bungalow. 2 BR, 2 Apartments for Rent BA, office. In-floor heat, Island County gas fireplace, all applia n c e s. C ove r e d f r o n t OAK HARBOR deck, sunny back deck, Immediate Occupancy garage. No smokers or Downtown 2 BR, 1 BA pets. $1,200 a month inwith deck and storage. cludes water plus deposWalk to stores & it. Minimum one year beach park! Wtr, swr, lease. Contact Blake at 2 BR UPSTAIRS IN 5 grb incl. $650. unit building on large lot. 360-730-7915 or Beautiful San Juan 360-969-2434 land view! New interior, OAK HARBOR b a l c o ny, p a r k i n g . N o Oak Harbor laundry/ hookups $575. LEXY MANOR. Move-in 360-679-1103. Special. 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms available. Close Whether you’re to shopping. Families buying or selling, and special needs welthe ClassiďŹ eds come. Section 8 ok. has it all. From Rent starts at $556. Call: FOR RENT 3 Bedroom, automobiles and 360-279-2155 1 bath with fireplace, oil employment to real heat, large fenced back Oak Harbor yard and garage. Small estate and household pets welcome. Utilities goods, you’ll ďŹ nd Madrona Manor not incl. $950 per month. everything you need CALL FOR 360-982-6392 or 36024 hours a day at MOVE-IN SPECIALS 632-8365. Families and special needs welcome. 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms starting at $615/mo. Walking distance to beach, park, shopping and bus route. Call: 360-240-1606

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS Sealed bid proposals will be accepted for the following project: Title: Fire Station 53, Meeting Room Remodel AG E N C Y: Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue (CWIFR) PROJECT MANAGER: Deputy Chief Chad Michael S U B M I T T A L TIME/DATE/LOCATION: Prior to 4:00P.M., January 4, 2013 Mail or hand deliver to: 1164 Race Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239 Public Bid Opening will commence on January 4, 2013 at 4:30P.M. by CWIFR staff. The bid will be awarded at approximately 5:30P.M. on January 10, 2013. The District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals. PRE-BID WALK THROUGH and SCOPE OF WORK SPECIFICATIONS: Contact Chief M i c h a e l by p h o n e a t (360) 678-3602 or by em a i l a t c m i The State of Washington prevailing wage rates are applicable for this public works project. LEGAL NO. 446046 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, December 22, 26, 29, 2012. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHlNGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In the matter ofthe Estate of ROY W. MITCHELL, Deceased. No. 11-4-00148-4 NOTICE OF HEARING FINAL ACCOUNT AND PETITION FOR DISTRIBUTION N OT I C E I S H E R E B Y GIVEN that the executor

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of the above-entitled estate, KENNETH A. MANNI has filed with the Clerk of this Court his final repor t and petition for distribution, requesting the Cour t to settle said report, distribute the property to the persons entitled thereto, and to discharge the personal representative after reviewing the final report and petition for distribution. Said report and petition will be heard on the 14th day of January 2013 at 9:30 o’clock a.m. at the Island County Cour th o u s e i n C o u p ev i l l e, Wa s h i n g t o n a t w h i c h time and place any persons interested in said estate may appear and file objections thereto and contest the same. DATED this 17th day ofDecember 2012. /s/ KENNETH A. MANNI KENNETH A. MANNI, WSBA#9511 Attorney for Estate Post Office Box 889 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 LEGAL NO. 446044 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, December 22, 2012. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In the matter of the estate of: ROBERT A. LEVY, Deceased. N O. 1 2 - 4 00295-1 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. 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. Find what you need 24 hours a day.

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ISLAND COUNTY’S PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE OF REQUESTS FOR INCLUSION ON ISLAND COUNTY’S SMALL WORKS ROSTER FOR 2013 Notice is hereby given that the Public Works Depar tment of Island County is accepting requests for inclusion on Island County’s Small Works Roster. All contractors, builders or other parties seeking to perform work for the county, or wishing to be notified of project bidding for projects under $300,000.00, should submit a letter requesting inclusion on the Small Works Roster. Small, Minority and Women-Owned firms are encouraged to submit responses. Mail request for application to: Island County Public Wor ks Depar tment, P.O. Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 982395000, or call 360 6797331, from Camano call 360 629-4522, ext. 7331, and from South Whidbey call 321-5111, ext. 7331. LEGAL NO. 446071 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 22, 2012. Legal Notice Announcement To be published in papers December 22 and 29, 2012. Whidbey Island Conservation Distr ict Adopts 2013 Election Resolution An election for a Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD) Board of Supervisors position will be held on February 5, 2013 at the WICD office at 1 NE 4th Street in C o u p ev i l l e , WA . T h e Board has appointed Sandy Welch to be the election supervisor. Polls will be open from 2 - 6 pm. Registered voters residing on Whidbey Island are eligible to vote. Mail-in ballots are available upon request; requests must be made by 4:30 pm, January 30 b y e - m a i l t o or calling 360-678-4708. Ballots must be returned to WICD by 6 pm February 5, 2013. The WICD Board of Supervisors consists of five members, each serving a three year term. District Supervisors are public officials who serve without compensation and set policy and direction for the Conservation District. One position, currently held by Tim Keohane, is open for election in 2013. Candidates must be registered voters residing on Whidbey Island, and may be required to own land or operate a farm. Election and appointment procedures are available at the district office and f r o m t h e Wa s h i n g t o n State Conser vation Commission at Interested indiv i d u a l s m ay c o n t a c t WICD at 360-678-4708 or visit their website at for infor mation on how to file as a candidate. Filing deadline is 4:30 pm January 8, 2013. LEGAL NO. 444849 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 22, 29, 2012.

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NOTICE A public auto auction will be held at Scotty’s Towin, 1695 Main St, Freeland, WA at 11:00am, T h u r s d ay, D e c e m b e r 27th. 3 hour preview. 1990 Dodge Dynasty V I N : 1B3XC56R7LD758392 1994 Chev. Step Van V I N : 1GBKP32N4R3302552 1990 Honda Civic V I N : JHMED8357LS009382 LEGAL NO. 446040 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 22, 2012.

ing wor k will be governed by competitive solicitation procedures authorized by RCW 39.29.011 and Island County Code 2.29. Selection of firm(s) or individual(s) for inter view and possible professional service contract will be based on qualifications, experience, references, ability to provide service on schedule, and applicable licensing requirements, if any. Final selection of individual(s) or firm(s) will be based o n i n t e r v i ew r e s u l t s, meeting insurance requirements, and cost of services to be provided. Professional ser vices are sought in the following areas: Road Surveying, Design, and Construction Engineering Right-of-Way - Appraisals / Negotiations / Acquisition Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering Land and Property Surveying Geology, Geotechnical Evaluation, and Materials Testing Services Storm Water Facilities Fuel Depot Maintenance/ System (Cardlock) Water Resources & Wetland Delineation/Mitigation Landscaping & Plant Restoration Trenchless Construction Environmental Services Traffic & Noise Mitigation Shoreline Geology & Processes Marine Biology, Fisheries & Stream Sur veys and Habitat Studies Biological Assessments Water Quality Monitoring Archeological Services Septic Drainfield Location / Evaluation / Design Photogrammetric / Mapping Services Capital Improvements Public Facilities Planning and Architectural Design Recycling / Hazardous Waste / Remediation Landfill Design & Operations / Septage Management Electronic Data Processing Te l e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s Service Civil Design Software Including Support Use of local Island County individuals and firms as subconsultants are encouraged, but will not be part of the selection criteria. Letters of interest and statements of qualification (one copy only) as a response to this Request for Services, proposals should be submitted to the Island C o u n t y P u bl i c Wo r k s D e p a r t m e n t , P O B ox 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239-5000, no later than 4:30 p.m., January 31st, 2013. If a statement of qualifications was submitted in previous year, then a letter requesting your firm be retained on the County list is sufficient. Statements will be accepted after the due date, but may not receive consideration for possible work ear ly in the calendar year. LEGAL NO. 446074 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 22, 2012.

by RCW 39.04.155. All interested and qualified contractors who wish to have their names placed on the list should contact the Fire Department at (360) 678-3602 or email for an application. LEGAL NO. 446049 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 22, 2012.

HAM; 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 described 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.

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NOTICE OF AN ORDINANCE PASSED BY THE OAK HARBOR CITY COUNCIL Ordinance 1642 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF OAK HARBOR PROVIDING A SOLID WASTE F R A N C H I S E TO I S LAND DISPOSAL FOR THE AREA ANNEXED UNDER ORDINANCE NO. 1634 PA S S E D by t h e C i t y Council and APPROVED by the Mayor of the City of Oak Harbor, Washington, at an open public meeting and public hear ing on the 18TH day of December, 2012. You may obtain a full copy of this ordinance by contacting the Oak Harbor City Clerk at City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, Washington or calling (360)279-4500. Nacelle Heuslein Interim City Clerk LEGAL NO. 446185 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 22, 2012. NOTICE OF AN ORDINANCE PASSED BY THE OAK HARBOR CITY COUNCIL Ordinance 1647 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING OAK HARBOR MUNICIPAL CODE SECTION 18.10.010 ENTITLED “COMPREHENSIVE PLAN” ADOPTING A REVISED COMPREHENSIVE LAN FOR THE CITY OF OAK HARBOR, AMENDING SECTION 18.10.011 ADOPTING A REVISED FUTURE LAND USE MAP AND AMENDING SECTION 18.10.015 ADOPTING AN UPDATED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN PA S S E D by t h e C i t y Council and APPROVED by the Mayor of the City of Oak Harbor, Washington, at an open public meeting and public hear ing on the 18th day of December, 2012. You may obtain a full copy of this ordinance by contacting the Oak Harbor City Clerk at City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, Washington or calling (360)279-4500. Nacelle Heuslein Interim City Clerk LEGAL NO. 446183 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 22, 2012. NOTICE OF REQUEST ISLAND COUNTY REQUEST FOR SERVICES Please be advised that Island County anticipates the need for architectural, surveying, engin e e r i n g , a n d g e n e ra l professional services for 2013. Selection of firms for professional services other than architectural, engineering, or survey-

SMALL WORKS ROSTER NOTICE Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue maintains a small works roster for general and specialty licensed contractors for the repair, maintenance and construction of buildings and other structures as provided

THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In Re the Estate of LINDA ANDERSON, Deceased. No. 12-4-00298-5 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 in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative ser ved or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided und e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication ofthe notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: Saturday, December 22, 2012 Personal Representative: Stephen Anthony O’Sullivan Attor ney for Personal Representative: M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236. (360) 341-1515 DATED this 14th day of December, 2012. /s/ Stephen Anthony O’Sullivan Stephen Anthony O’Sullivan, Personal Repersentative Attorneys for Personal Representative: /s/ M. Douglas Kelly M. Douglas Kelly, WSBA #6550 Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, L.L.P. P.O. Box 290 Clinton, WA 98236 LEGAL NO. 446084 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 22, 29, 2012, Januray 5, 2013. 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 AT-

VENDOR LISTING FOR SMALL PURCHASE CONTRACTS Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue has a Small Purchase Vendor List which may be used when awarding purchase contracts where the estimated cost is bet we e n $ 1 0 , 0 0 0 u p t o $50,000 (as authorized by RCW 39.04.190 and RCW 52.14.110). Any firm desiring to be added to the Vendor list should contact the Fire Department at (360) 678-3602 o r e m a i l for an application. Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue 1164 Race Rd

SMALL WORKS ROSTER NOTICE Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue maintains a small works roster for general and specialty licensed contractors for the repair, maintenance and construction of buildings and other structures as provided by RCW 39.04.155. All interested and qualified contractors who wish to have their names placed on the list should contact the Fire Department at (360) 678-3602 or email for an application. LEGAL NO. 446049 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. December 22, 2012.

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Details emerge on man who killed grandfathers BY JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter Suspected double-murderer Joshua Lambert led detective to a hidden shotgun for $50 and offered to write a confession for another $50 and a cup of coffee. Those details are included in a Motion in Support of Admission of Defendant’s Statements that Island County

Prosecutor Greg Banks filed in Superior Court last week. He’s asking the judge to allow him to present at trial a number of allegedly incriminating and unusual statements made by Lambert. Lambert, a 31-year-old homeless Oak Harbor man, is facing two counts of firstdegree murder and one count of kidnapping for allegedly murdering his two grandfathers and tying up his great-

aunt in October of 2011. He is acting as his own attorney and is claiming he’s not guilty by reason of insanity. His trial is set for March 12. On Dec. 21, 2011, Lambert sent a letter from his jail cell to Detective Ed Wallace with the Island County Sheriff’s Office. He suggested he may know the whereabouts of a sawed-off shotgun missing from the home of one of the victims. He offered to pro-

vide information in exchange for $50, Banks wrote in the motion. Lambert drew a map to help the detectives find the gun. The next day, the detectives brought Lambert to the wooded area in Oak Harbor to help look for the gun. They eventually found it nearby and Lambert got his money. A month later, Lambert sent another unsolicited letter to Wallace, offering

Joshua Lambert to provide “a written confession to the 2 murders for $50.00 and a cup of coffee and maybe another folder like the one that the discovery came in, but the folder is negotiable,” Lambert’s letter states. He sent another letter the next day offering to testify in court that he committed the alleged homicides for an additional $50, the motion states. A few weeks later, Lambert provided the prosecution with a five-page, hand-written confession. Wallace said Lambert got the money and a cup of coffee.

In addition, Banks wrote that he plans to present statements that Lambert allegedly made to an Oak Harbor police detective and the jail chief. After the Oak Harbor police arrested him in the middle of N. Oak Harbor Street Oct. 3, 2011, a detective asked him whether he had any weapons, needles or anything sharp on him. Lambert allegedly stated that he had some needles, but that he believes he dropped or lost “the knife,” Banks wrote. A few weeks later, Lambert allegedly told the jail chief that he had “killed people,” the motion states.

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1. Save fuel – and save time! 2. Enjoy friendly service from folks you know. 3. Keep your neighbors in business. 4. Support local jobs. 5. Support public services by keeping your sales tax local. Spending your money locally helps keep Whidbey Island’s 1,630 employers in business – and allows their 14,450 employees to keep our local economy thriving!

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South Whidbey Record, December 22, 2012  

December 22, 2012 edition of the South Whidbey Record

South Whidbey Record, December 22, 2012  

December 22, 2012 edition of the South Whidbey Record