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SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2013 | Vol. 89, No. 2 | | 75¢

Hundreds face frigid waters of Double Bluff Beach for New Year’s Day tradition


Mayor or not, Langley council gets back to business

BY BEN WATANABE Staff reporter DOUBLE BLUFF — Shivering, huddling and pacing, some 175 brave fools ventured into the frigid waters New Year’s Day. These Whidbey Island Polar Bears were young and old, man and woman and cold, very cold. “Still can’t feel my feet,” said 17-year-old Austin Pulley of Oak Harbor after a few minutes out of Double Bluff’s waters even while donning aqua socks. “Started off the new year on a bad foot,” added 15-year-old Dakota Dammen, Pulley’s cousin. Deceiving the hundreds of people lining the shore of Double Bluff Beach was a clear, sunny sky with only wispy clouds on the first day of 2013. It belied the freezing air temperature and the chilly waters, around 48 degrees, surrounding Whidbey Island.

“Still can’t feel my feet.” Austin Pulley Oak Harbor

From mid-morning until noon, hundreds of people meandered around the Island County park. Cars lined Double Bluff Road a

BY JIM LARSEN Record editor Mayor or not, the Langley City Council will conduct business as usual in the new year.

“Number one is making it clear to people that their government is still functioning ...” Hal Seligson mayor pro-tem Langley City Council

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Isis-Angellica, 6, enjoys a spin above the water at Double Bluff Beach with her dad Trever McGhee on New Year’s Day. quarter-mile from the small parking lot toward Highway 525. Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” blared from a couple of PA speakers as the “polar bears” registered with the South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District and grabbed a 2013 Polar

Glass ball hunt returns to Langley The Langley Main Street Association and Callahan’s Firehouse Glass Studio host a Sea Float Scramble today. Glass artist Callahan McVay created one-of-a-kind glass sea floats which are hidden near Langley’s waterfront. Similar to an Easter egg hunt, people are invited to scramble for one of these art pieces. Presented by Langley Main Street Association, the hunt is free and open to all ages. Certificates of authenticity will be given to each person who presents a float. The first hunt is at 11 a.m. and the second scramble is at 1 p.m. For info, call the studio at 221-1242 or visit callahansfire

Bear Dive T-shirt. Suspense mounted as wristwatches ticked and tocked closer to noon. A false reading led a handful of swimmers to shed a few layers, baring lots of skin to the soft, cool wind earlier than was necessary.

Finally, the South Whidbey Fire/ EMS ambulance sirens wailed. Yet, the divers were still timid, each waiting for someone else to be brave enough to charge into the gently See Polar Bear, A6

The first regular business meeting since Mayor Larry Kwarsick pleaded guilty to a gross misdemeanor Dec. 17 will be held Monday, Jan. 7 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. But don’t expect to see the mayor. “Larry won’t be there,” said Hal Seligson, mayor prot-tem, on Friday. “I will chair the meeting as mayor pro-tem.” Kwarsick confirmed in an email to the Record on Friday that he will not attend the meeting. He said he will be “making a longer term decision shortly,” in his brief response to an email inquiry. The council held a special meeting in December after Kwarsick pleaded guilty. Council members were mostly supportive of the mayor at the time, but later all five members called for the mayor to resign. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks influenced minds by filing a lawsuit Dec. 21, demanding that Kwarsick resign from office due to his “malfeasance” in public office. See Langley, A6

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new arrivals

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Isla Ericka Marx and parents Andrew and Michaela with sisters Ava and Emilia.

Isla Ericka Marx Isla Ericka Marx was born Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 to parents Andrew and Michaela and sisters Ava and Emilia. Isla weighed 9.5 pounds at birth and measured 21 inches long. Isla’s parents are Clinton residents Andrew Wheatley and Michaela Marx Wheatley, the director of the Langley Main Street Association and a contributing writer for the Record.

Karen and Joe Murphy of Clinton and Glenda and Neil Anderson of Everett are pleased to announce the marriage of their children, Jenny and Kevin, this past Sept. 15 in a beautiful outdoor wedding at the Murphy home on Cultus Bay. Jenny is a 2003 South Whidbey High School graduate working as a real estate broker for John L. Scott Real Estate in Mukilteo. Kevin is a 2001 Everett High School and 2005 Washington State University grad working for Everett Physical Therapy and Sports Performance Center as a sports strength conditioning specialist and is a track and football coach at Everett High School. They recently returned from their Caribbean cruise honeymoon and currently make their home in Edmonds.

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Jenny Murphy and Kevin Anderson were married Sept. 15, 2012 at Cultus Bay.

notable Presentation brings Langley history to life Kepler Jay Felton

Kepler Jay Felton Kepler Jay Felton, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and 19.5 inches long, was born at 12:55 a.m. Oct. 6, 2012 in Seattle at Group Health Family Beginnings. He is the son of Ariel Hansen Felton and Willy Felton of Seattle. Ariel was formerly of Langley and Willy formerly of Salt Lake City, Utah. Grandparents are Sue Ellen White and John Goertzel of Langley, Gretchen and Jon Eric Hansen of Normandy Park, Rebecca Felton of Kamas, Utah, and Rabbit Felton of Salt Lake City.

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The Langley Main Street Association and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts present “Langley Life: 1890-1980” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, located at 565 Camano Ave. in Langley. Jill Johnson, Gail Fleming and Bob Waterman created an original work that gives a first-hand look at Langley’s history through the eyes of Walter Hunziker, an early Langley resident, as well as

his friends and family. The production is presented by Whidbey Island Center for the Arts and the Langley Main Street Association; co-sponsored by the South Whidbey Historical Society and Langley Historic Preservation Commission. The event also marks the opening of a photo exhibit at WICA featuring many neverbefore published historic pictures. Waterman and Frances Wood will also be on hand to sell and sign their new book “Langley,” which is a collection of photos and stories ranging from

TODAY’S EDITION | VOL. 89, NO. 2 TURNOVERS, A7: Two seniors quit Falcon boys basketball team, new lineup falls to Sultan Turks in first game of new year. INSERTS: USA Weekend, Big 5 Sporting Goods, Fred Meyer, N. America Blue, N. America Pink, N. America Orange, Valassis Green and Valassis Yellow.

Langley’s early days through the 1970s. Tickets are available on the day of the show at the door. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for youths. “Langley Life: 1890-1980” is one of the first events celebrating Langley’s Centennial in 2013. A full schedule of events is planned throughout the year. For more information, contact Bob Waterman at 221-8644 or Langley Main Street Association at 360-929-9333 or mainstreet@

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Murder defendant may plead Pair picked to insanity in killing of wife study golf course purchase BY JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

The attorney representing accused murderer Robert “Al” Baker is exploring a defense of insanity or diminished capacity, court records indicate. Baker is facing a firstdegree murder charge in the death of his wife, 53-year-old Kathie Baker. The couple owned Harbor Pizzeria in Freeland and were well known in the South Whidbey community. They met while they were both working in Antarctica on a scientific research project. Baker’s attorney, Tom Pacher of Coupeville, asked a judge for public funds to hire a Seattle psychologist to conduct a sanity and diminished capacity evaluation of Baker. Island County Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock signed the order for the $3,000 expenditure on Dec. 26. Under a diminished capacity defense, a defense attorney argues that a defendant lacks the ability to form the mental state necessary to commit the charged crime. Baker was arrested after his wife’s tarp-wrapped body was discovered in a ravine behind his house June 9. Kathie Baker was last seen alive June 2. Deputies with the Island County Sheriff’s Office started investigating her disappearance after her boss at Raytheon Corporation in Denver reported that he couldn’t get hold of her. After finding bloody drag marks in the house and getting contradictory stories

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Robert “Al” Baker, accused of murdering his wife Kathie Baker in June 2012, may plea insanity. from Al Baker about his wife’s whereabouts, detectives obtained a search warrant for the home and called in the State Patrol’s Crime Scene Response Team to help process the scene, according to court documents. Kathie’s cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the head and ligature strangulation. Investigators found a ballpeen hammer with hair stuck to it in a garbage can in the garage. A detective’s report on the case indicates that the motive for the murder may have been another woman. A woman from Alaska was staying with Al Baker at his Greenbank home while Kathie’s blood was on the carpet and her body was in a ravine at the back of

the house, court documents state. The Bakers were married in 2007. They both worked as research scientists in Antarctica. Court documents written by Baker’s former attorney state that he is “an internationally recognized expert in cryogenics,” the study of materials at very low temperatures. Baker worked as the science support coordinator for the United States Antarctic Program, which is a subcontractor for Lockheed Martin and is governed by the National Science Foundation. He previously worked for Raytheon Polar Services. The court records state that Baker had a criminal conviction in the early 1990s, but doesn’t say what the crime was.

A two-man committee was selected Thursday night to further study purchase of the abandoned Holmes Harbor Golf Course by the Holmes Harbor Sewer District. The five commissioners met in front of a crowd of 11 interested citizens, resuming the public portion of a meeting called to order two weeks ago. Earlier that day, they had met in executive session with the district’s attorney in Bellevue. Golf course owner Kevin Hanchett, who purchased it with a partner after the previous owners went bankrupt, wants to sell the 18-hole course to the sewer district. Not included in the deal would be the clubhouse and associated marina. Stan Walker, president of the board, didn’t reveal anything that wasn’t already publicly known. “We can’t talk about the specifics of the executive session,” he told the crowd and fellow board members Meg Wingard, Bob Miller, Tom White and Bill

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O’Donnell. He called for the creation of a committee of two members “to investigate the offer to sell the fairways to the sewer district.” The board unanimously named Walker and Tom White to the committee. The treated water is used to irrigate the golf course, which includes a couple of holding ponds for the treated water. Commissioner Meg Wingard said after the meeting, “The golf course is our drainfield.” What to do with the golf course if purchased was briefly discussed, with ideas ranging from using it for horses or goats to reopening it to golfers. The district itself would not run a golfing operation. However, Walker said reve-

nue from golfing could maintain the golf course, which is required in the district’s ecology effluent disposal and irrigation system permit. Its annual cost is estimated at $70,000. The commissioners are trying to avoid a rate increase. The 350 residents in the district presently pay $75 a month for sewer alone. “If it was a golf course we wouldn’t have to pay $70,000,” Walker said. However, part of the decision making process will include study of whether a golf course could actually turn a profit for the district. One woman warned the board profit was in the clubhouse, not the fairways. Wingard said there’s no deadline to make a decision to buy the property, but she expects one in February.

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CORRECTION In the “Viewpoint” column “Strive for ‘world class’ in our schools,” on Page A6 of the Wednesday, Jan. 2 edition of the Record, the occupation of the author, Tom French, was misstated. French was described as the chef at the Whidbey Institute. In fact, French hasn’t worked there in a number of years. The present chef at the Institute is Christyn Johnson. The Record regrets the error. www.onetooneperso

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In our opinion

A new year on Whidbey Even on Whidbey Island we need a fresh start once in a while, which is why the new year is one of our favorite times. South Whidbey isn’t a great place for partying with its one tavern, a pub and scattering of bars and private clubs. Nobody throws a community New Year’s wingding with confetti, fireworks or slowly descending balls. There are gatherings of friends, of course, but those looking for a New Year’s Eve they can’t even remember usually go to some mainland hotspot. The rest of us simply spend our time reflecting on the past year and on what may come in 2013. The year that expired on Monday wasn’t a bad one, compared to others since the start of the Great Recession in 2008. Experts say the recession ended long ago, but of course those experts all have jobs. The recession hasn’t ended, but on Whidbey things seemed a little better based on business receipts and housing sales. Nichols Brothers, our largest private employer, was going full-bore all year with Washington State Ferries jobs supplementing their private boat building business. Stores in Freeland and Langley were frequently busy, and Clinton made great strides as businesses worked together to make themselves a destination for other islanders. South Whidbey’s schools continued to lose students, but at a slower rate than past years. And all the seventh graders have iPads. How many other school districts can boast of such an experiment? Teachers and administrators are trying new things and aren’t afraid to gamble a little bit if it might improve student achievement. That’s a good thing. Our only city, Langley, turned the corner on progress, as plans for an improved marina bore their first fruit with the boat ramp upgrade. The Port of South Whidbey is doing a good job of working with what it has to make improvements, and patiently waiting for those government grants to come through. Hopefully, they will in 2013. As a community, we’re entering 2013 in pretty good shape, slowly battling back from the recession. We’re running leaner but more effectively. On a personal note, we’ll all be lighter if we keep those resolutions. We’re doing our part. Now, if Congress doesn’t mess it up we should experience an even better year in 2013. Reminiscing and looking forward, that’s what the new year is all about. And it doesn’t even cause a hangover.


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Current events Internal terror must be stopped soon

How to bring our house together

To the editor: When are we going to start using the terms of war and terrorism when it comes to our own killing of our own? We have one crazy try to bring a bomb onto an airplane, and forever we all have to take off our shoes. American terrorists, yes that is what they are, go into our schools and murder kids over and over and over … and we just shake our heads and say we cannot do anything. Bull! We need to get out and do something now, maybe quite a few somethings. The founding fathers never wrote the second amendment thinking they would allow terrorists to murder innocents, it was to protect. I will volunteer to meet with anyone who supports protecting us in this internal war with American terrorists. We need to stop them now, before they kill your kids and mine. Please, please do something

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To the editor: Porn, mass murder, abortion and personal comfort. Looks to me that we have two choices of how to deal with America and the problems we seem to be having. There is a war between these two. Until we choose a firm stance on one or the other, our divided house will continue to fall. Either we continue to have a free nation with limited government, where our strength lies in personal responsibility that is supported by a deep moral and religious conviction rooted in God; or, we allow government to usurp our position and fix our ills as we reject any moral rudder rooted in either religion or belief in a creator, claiming separation of church and state. The latter gives power to the few, the former gives power to the many. Your choice, America.

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In response Justice served to Langley mayor with lawsuit To the editor: It was good news to learn that justice was served in the case of Mayor Larry Kwarsick and he should not be allowed to serve in public office any more. It’s about time that our public servants learn that they are not above the law. However, I feel that his jail sentence of only 15 days is lenient to the point of the ridiculous. Also, it is not the prosecutor, legal system or judge that is to blame for Mayor Kwarsick’s situation. Rather, it is Mayor Kwarsick’s arrogance, poor judgement and actions that have put him in this situation. If you do the crime, you gotta do the time. But the time should be more than 15 days.


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lapping waves. Then, like a bursting dam, a surge of people sprinted into the water, churning the deep blue sea into a frothing white spray. Pulley and Dammen’s party of six yelled “Guns up,” as they hoisted imaginary pistols into the sky before high-stepping into the water. The problem of Double Bluff Beach is the same thing that makes it idyllic in the summer: it’s shallow. So rather than just jumping in and get-

ting the dive over with, these polar bears waded out for 10, 15, 20 yards before being waist deep (except for the young kids). For six-year-old IsisAngellica McGhee, the water was deep enough in a hurry. But with her father Trever McGhee at the ready, and hardly phased by the water, Isis-Angellica stayed in the bay for minutes while others hurried out of the water and into sweat pants. The annual Whidbey Island Polar Bear Dive gives people a chance to remember their start to a

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new year and helps the 4-H Teen Ambassador program. Good Cheer also benefited because the dive promoted bringing canned food and cash donations in exchange for a registration discount. A total of 158 people registered for the dive, a small increase from the 150 registrants last year. But many more participated both in an official and unofficial capacity because the park is a public space. Event organizers ran out of the event shirts long before the noon dive, a signal that the new year swim was growing. “Definitely more than last year,” said Carrie Monforte, South Whidbey parks program manager. As in past years, there were no medical emergencies that required the attention of South Whidbey Fire/EMS volunteers on the scene. Windermere Real Estate/South Whidbey

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Soaking and freezing, Austin Pulley of Oak Harbor sprints out of the water during the Whidbey Island Polar Bear Dive on Jan. 1. Walking behind Pulley with his aqua sock in hand is his 15-year-old cousin, Dakota Dammen.


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Kwarsick told the Record that he had 20 days to respond to the lawsuit and decide whether to fight to keep his part-time job as mayor. He hasn’t spoken to any city council member since his guilty plea for “falsifying a city document” when he was the city’s planning director. Part of his sentence includes 15 days in jail, commencing Feb. 3. Seligson said he won’t say any more about the mayor

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Hal Seligson because of the legal situation. “It’s a matter of his mayoralty pending a hearing before a judge,” he said. “I’ve already explained what I have to say.” He added that to his knowledge, Kwarsick hasn’t resigned. If Kwarsick should resign or be ousted, Seligson said the process will be similar to replacing a council member. The open position would be announced and the council would select a qualified individual from among the applicants. He or she would serve until the next general election. The Jan. 7 agenda includes a time for public comment. Citizens can speak for up to 5 minutes on any subject. Other items include discussions of the city’s ethics policy, whistle blower policy, and goals and accomplishments. Seligson said he campaigned on the need for better ethics and whistleblower policies. Right now, he has a simpler goal. “Number one is making it clear to people that their government is still functioning, doing the public’s business and moving forward,” he said.

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Turks steal show from new-look Falcons Wrestlers bring home hardware BY BEN WATANABE Staff reporter

BY BEN WATANABE Staff reporter

SULTAN — New year, new lineup. New problems. South Whidbey’s boys basketball team lost a couple of seniors over the winter break and lost to Sultan 67-50 Wednesday night. Executing the offense continued to flummox the Falcons, who presented a new starting lineup that replaced the starting point guard, the senior sixth man and a forward. “We had a good first half and kept up with them. They’re a good team,” said Falcon senior Taylor Simmons. “Their coach made some great adjustments that just killed us.” Scoring 13 points in four minutes, Sultan broke a halftime tie at 29-29 to lead by double digits in the third quarter. The Turks never lost the lead after the first possession of the third quarter, and what started as a dive-for-loose balls, shot blocking brawl turned into a rout in favor of the home team Turks (3-2 Cascade Conference; 4-6 overall). Sultan head coach Nate Trichler switched his team to a trap defense and forced several turnovers to start the second half. “We just didn’t know how to handle it,” Simmons said. “That’s 100 percent my fault. I should have recognized it earlier and set us up into something.”

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Falcon senior Taylor Simmons drives into the key against Sultan defenders Corbin McQuarrie and Cooper Beucherie on Jan. 2. Playing point guard and running an offense is a new burden for Simmons. In his previous three years in the Falcon program, two of which on the junior varsity squad, Simmons was a forward whose duty was to grab rebounds and defend. With the departure of starting point guard Sam Turpin, the Falcons used Simmons as the floor general. “Losing guys is always hard, especially at a small school because we’re all friends,” Simmons said. “The bottom line is those guys quit on the team and the rest of us have to put our nose to the grindstone and try to get some wins no matter our staff.”

A small lineup of backcourt players hurt South Whidbey (1-4 Cascade Conference; 3-7 overall) against Sultan. Simmons drew three fouls in the first half and was saddled on the bench for large stretches of the game, especially when he picked up a fourth foul early in the third quarter. “My job is to try to get us in an offense, and I didn’t do a very good job of that,” Simmons said. “It’s hard, but I’ve got to make stuff happen. I have to help the team. I didn’t play smart today.” Missing two senior guards, the Falcons relied on junior forward Nick French inside for their points. He

led all scorers with 22 points and grabbed six rebounds. An unlikely Falcon helped in the paint, sophomore forward Parker Collins, who was recently brought up from junior varsity. Collins displayed a variety of low post moves and scored several putback baskets off Falcon misses for 15 points. Defensively, the Falcons were in disarray as the Turks found open layups all night. No Turk feasted on the Falcons’ confusion more than junior reserve Cooper Buecherie, who scored 14 points all within 10 feet of the basket. Hitting outside shots, See Steal, A8

Second place is plenty rewarding, especially when it comes with a two-foot tall trophy. South Whidbey finished in second place at the Chief Sealth wrestling tournament Dec. 29 and boasted the most outstanding wrestler in the lower weights, junior Andy Madsen. “That’s the biggest trophy I ever won,” said Falcon head coach Jim Thompson. “We really wrestled well.” Madsen pinned all four opponents. And other than the gold medal he received at a tournament earlier this season for winning the 145-pound division, the trophy is the first he’s received as a Falcon grappler. “It was really nice to get a trophy,” Madsen said, adding that dropping to 138 during the winter break required sacrifice. “I missed out on a few things: cookies, desserts.” But for a single deciding vote, the Falcons could have had both outstanding wrestlers. Pat Monell, a senior in the 220pound division, missed out on the award despite scoring pins in each of his four matches. The tournament, as successful as it was for South Whidbey’s coaches and wrestlers, was full of “almosts” and “what ifs.” In the championship match against Lynden, South Whidbey fell 34-24 after forfeiting several weights including two held by seniors. Jake Leonard was ill during the school’s winter break and did not make weight for the 170, and James Itaya forfeit the 160 with an injured shoulder. South Whidbey’s heavyweight, sophomore Pierce Jackson, was not at the tournament. Thus far, South Whidbey has not been represented in the 106 or 113 weights and forfeited those, which added to the deficit against Lynden. “We would have won if we had James Itaya and our heavyweight,” Thompson said. In the dual-style tournament, South Whidbey defeated Ballard 51-6, Chief Sealth 48-6 and Bellevue Christian 34-15. Other notable performances came from South Whidbey junior Jose Chavez, who won three pins and a forfeit; sophomore Steven Smith, two pins and two forfeits in the 120; junior Kyrell Broyles; and sophomore Josh McElhinny in the 132, where he scored a major decision against his Bellevue Christian opponent. “That was the best I’ve seen him wrestle,” Thompson said. Part of the mid-season success has been keeping kids engaged. Thompson held practices during much of the school’s winter break to fight weight gain and focus on technique.





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usually a staple of the Falcons’ offense, was absent Wednesday night. Falcon junior Brandon Asay shot plenty from behind the arc and watched three attempts rattle out, but only sank one and finished with nine points. Rest was in short supply for the Falcons. South Whidbey had only one day to prepare for a bout with Archbishop Murphy (2-2 Cascade Conference; 3-4 overall) on Friday, Jan. 4.

briefly Falcon girls survive Turks Free throws helped South Whidbey girls basketball defeat Sultan on Wednesday night. More importantly, the Falcons won their third game in a row and put more distance from their three-game losing streak in December. Behind a game-high 15 points from senior Hayley Newman, the

Falcons won 38-31. Newman hit only two of four free throws, but drained her lone three-point field goal and made five baskets. Fellow Falcon senior Ellie Greene chipped in 8 points to go along with 10 rebounds.

Prep for spring ball with clinic South Whidbey Little League will host a fourday baseball and softball clinic this month. Coaches will work on throwing, catching and hitting from Saturday,

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Jan. 12 to Saturday, Feb. 2, as sluggers from 4 to 14 can tune up to take to the field in March. Players between 4 and 7 years old practice from 11 a.m. to noon; players 8 to 14 years old play from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Langley Middle School gyms. The camp costs $20 for all four sessions and counts toward the spring season registration fee. For details, email swllpresident@gmail. com.

Sultan slams wrestlers Sultan whooped on South Whidbey wrestling Thursday night. The Turks won the home Cascade Conference match against the Falcons, 47-21. South Whidbey’s only winning grapplers were sophomores Steven Smith and Josh McElhinny, junior Andy Madsen and senior Pat Monell.

Sports review: 2012 BY BEN WATANABE Staff reporter Little League, Olympics and a poor 1A football season defined the second half of 2012. Here are the stories that stood out from July to December.

July Sluggers on the South Whidbey Little League 9/10 All-Stars qualified for the state tournament after a 13-9 scorefest against South Skagit. The South Whidbey team was eliminated after two games at the state tourney.

August Adrienne Lyle competed in the dressage Grand Prix at the 2012 London Olympics. The Whidbey Island native finished in 35th place. Kyle Hooker set the 23.8mile Whidbey Triathlon course record in 1:21:34.

September Nearly 30 people braved the chilly waters of Saratoga

Passage just off Langley for the Whidbey Adventure Swim. In only its second year as an open water race, the record was smashed by 59-year-old Scott Lautman, who finished in 51:40.

October After consecutive losses for the first time, the Archbishop Murphy football team rebounded and thrashed South Whidbey, 46-15. Starting quarterback Nick French, a junior, sustained a hand injury in the loss. Celebration ensued as soon as Falcon volleyball senior Hannah Calderwood scored the final kill in a 3-1 victory over Archbishop Murphy. It was the first time in head coach Mandy Jones’ 10-year career her team defeated the Wildcats.

November L ynden Christian’s height overwhelmed South Whidbey in the District 1 volleyball tournament. The Lyncs won 25-20, 25-17, 25-9, eliminating the Falcons from the postseason.

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Teen driver escapes icy crash unharmed

There were skid marks on the ice and grass as the northbound vehicle crossed the other lane, flipped over, crashed through thick blackberry vines and landed on its top, with the front end pointing back toward the road. The Toyota Tacoma was barely visible from the road. Lt. Tingstad noted that had it not been for the skid marks, it could have gone unseen for a long time. At one point, the vehicle’s motor started running in labored fashion. “It’s sucking the fuel back through the fuel pump,” said Paul Busch, assistant chief of the fire department. Firefighters Jeff Parker and Brian Vick made the difficult trip through the brambles to turn the engine

BY JIM LARSEN Record editor A young driver escaped injury Thursday afternoon when the pickup she was driving hit an icy patch on Saratoga Road, sending it off the roadway into a deep ravine. The accident happened about a mile north of Langley. It was a sunny day, but Saratoga Road’s northern exposure guarded by tall fir and alder trees protects the pavement from the sun’s rays, keeping it icy long after most others roads are free and clear. South Whidbey Fire/EMS, Langley Police Chief Randy Heston, and Island County Sheriff’s Lt. Evan Tingstad responded, along with Whidbey Ambulance. Driver Grace Mathew, 16, was shaken but unhurt. After being checked out by medics inside the ambulance, she stepped into her mother’s vehicle for a solemn ride home. Her mother, Theresa Mathew, said “she’s OK, just scared.” A resident of the area, she said she was always telling her daughter to be careful and watchful for ice when driving. She made Grace, who attends college classes at Skagit Valley College, wait until she was 16 ½ before she could drive. “I’m just glad that she is

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Firefighter Jeff Parker fights his way through the brambles to switch off the running motor of the Toyota Tacoma lying upside down below Saratoga Road Thursday. OK,” said Theresa. “It was a learning experience.” Theresa Mathew arrived at the scene about five minutes after South Whidbey Fire/EMS. Her daughter was already out of the vehicle and standing on the road, approximately 10-feet above her pickup. She was uncertain if Grace got out of the vehicle by herself or was helped out. Her first notification was a cell phone call from her daughter. “All I heard was ‘Saratoga Road’ and I started

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off before a fire could start. Island County sent equipment to sand the icy road and Grace Mathew joined the ranks of many other islanders who have found themselves at the bottom of one of the steep bluffs on Saratoga Road. Chief Heston said he’s seen three in his short time as Langley’s chief; Tingstad said he’s seen too many to count over the years; and resident Rodger Bergquist said there have been four in front of his house alone. He planned to call the Road Department every time there’s ice from now on. The Road Department can expect a lot of calls before winter’s end.

OBITUARY A.E. Peter Vandegrift

A.E. Peter Vandegrift of Langley, died on Dec. 6, 2012, after several years of declining health. He was born in Bartlesville, Okla., July 12, 1924 , the only child of Leroy Vandegrift and Zella Marie Downey. He was educated in the Roman Catholic and public schools of Bartlesville, graduating in 1942. He attended NYA Radio School and in 1943 joined the Army and served in the Pacific as a high-speed radio operator in the Signal Corps. After the peace he served with the occupation forces in Kobe, Japan, rebuilding Japan’s communications infrastructure. On returning to the States he earned his BSEE and MSEE degrees at Oklahoma State University. There he met his future wife, Clara Ann “Claree” Bartlett of Collinsville, Okla. They were married Aug. 4, 1948 and in 1950 Pete began his 36 year career with Boeing in Wichita, Kansas. He retired in 1986 as E/3-E-6 Wiring Design Manager. Their three sons were born in Wichita where he and his sons were active in YMCA Indian Guides and Boy Scouts. In 1963 the family was transferred to Seattle, settling on Mercer Island. He remained very active, serving as Scoutmaster of Troop 624, Post Advisor of Explorer Post 624 “The Mountain Patrol,” Cascade District Commissioner, and Chief Seattle Council Assistant Commissioner. He received the national Silver Beaver award for service to scouting.

A.E. Peter Vandegrift In 1976 Pete and Claree moved to Whidbey Island where for 21 years they enjoyed raising livestock on their five acre “farm.” After selling it for a less strenuous life style, they relocated near Langley. He was an avid genealogist and was past president of the South Whidbey Genealogical Society. He was an active member of St. Augustine’sin-the-Woods Episcopal Church in Freeland, having served as Worship Leader, Vestry member, and Sr. Warden. In his last years he became an Oblate of Tanglewood, a Benedictine monastery in Freeland. He is survived by his wife Claree, his sons Eric (Debra), Bart (Mauricia), Kirk (Judy) and six grandchildren. Services at St. Augustine’s will be Tuesday, Jan. 15, beginning at 1 p.m. in the parish hall; a time for fellowship, light refreshment and sharing of memories of Pete’s life. At 2 p.m. the Burial Rite will be in the nave of the church followed by the Committal in the Columbarium. Suggested memorials are Whidbey General Hospital Emergency Services and St. Augustine’s Memorial Fund.

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Hometown Hero

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Marcia and Clyde Monma, the Hometown Hero, are known for helping young people several ways, from tutoring to housing.

Youth find refuge, math skills, hugs at the Monma house


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want to be as dedicated in helping people as Clyde is,” writes 2012 South Whidbey High School graduate Lela Pigot. “This community is so beyond lucky to have someone as committed as Clyde. He is easily the most giving, caring adult I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. He spends about 99 percent of his time helping others (youth specifically) and never asks for a thing in return. “He dedicated six years in tutoring me in math and other subjects for free. Now think about this one man, dedicating essentially all this time to this one student, and then multiply that by all of his other students. His compassion and encouragement was really the only reason I was able to graduate on time, or at all. Clyde stuck with me in my rough phases and said nothing but encouraging words the entire time. And let me tell you, I was a handful! I wish I knew exactly what makes Clyde so devoted to helping others.” What caused Clyde Monma’s dedication to helping young people? He replied, “When I was 11 my dad who was an Army cook transferred to Nuremburg, Germany, to be with my mom’s extended family. I dreaded this move, because I was attending a tiny Christian school in Hawaii and would be going to a huge public military school in a foreign country. We moved to a densely populated apartment complex. The neighborhood was filled with unsavory characters, where I was introduced to stealing, vandalism and worse. “I got caught stealing early on, and learned the importance of a ‘second chance’ of redemption.”

Monma said the police officer that caught him simply sat him in a jail cell and called his parents, and then as he and his parents were leaving the officer smiled at him and suggested he stay out of trouble. Monma said his parents also viewed this as a learning experience. “These compassionate forgiving acts taught me the importance of kindness, and what it means to offer someone redemption,” he recalled. He got involved in the local teen center where there were fun activities in a safe place: “The adults there showed me what a positive role model can do for a young person.” Driving up to the Monma home at night, Clyde, his wife Marcia and their dog Galina meet the visitor with flashlight in hand to walk them up the steep driveway. Entering their home one notices many computers which they use for volunteer work with students. Marcia said it’s mostly her husband’s vision to volunteer with youth. Monma gives the credit to Marcia for being the brains behind their college planning work they do to help students and their families. “She’s also the fix-it person. I break things, she fixes them,” Clyde laughed. Then Marcia added, “We have a lot of role reversals around here. Clyde has a pink iPod, I have a blue one.” Marcia also pointed out that it’s her husband who has always made the memory and photo albums, over 25 of them since their marriage. Clyde explained, “After moving to Whidbey someone said ‘you can live your life through a camera lens or memory album, or you can live your life.’ I took that to heart, and while I keep collecting mementos I value the experience and not just the scrapbooks.” Marcia remarked, “After being blessed with our son Jason,

Clyde Lawrence Monma Born: Dec. 9, 1952, in Waialua, Oahu, Hawaii Sibling: Sister, Charmaine Education: Lakes High School, Tacoma, Washington State University, B.S. computer science, Cornell University Ph.D., mathematical sciences. Spouse: Marcia Monma since Aug. 14, 1976 Children: Jason Monma, 28 Years on Whidbey: 9 ½ Hobbies: Music all genre, attends more than 20 concerts a year; Facebook, so he can connect with people he can’t see face-to-face. A couple of people he admires most: “Marcia for her unwavering love and commitment. Gena Kraha for her love of others and passion for living. Friends near and far, dear and new, I love you all.” I know that Clyde wanted to have another child, in particular a girl, in fact I think he would have wanted six children. But I insisted we stop at one.” Clyde Monma compensates, saying volunteering with young people is like having more kids of their own. “Even though Jason has married and moved away, we still get to have youth in our lives.” Every Thursday is “Hangout Night” at their home high See hometown hero, A11

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above Cultus Bay with dinner and games for young people. Young adults have visited regularly in their home and have stayed over one night and as long as three months. “They are always welcome here, anytime,” Clyde said. Young people need tutors, mentors and adults that care about them; the caring is probably the most important.” He said anyone can care for another, and all have a talent or skill to share. He said his just happens to be math. Gena Kraha, 28, and former operations director of the South Whidbey Commons in Langley, has a long relationship with the Monmas. “Their home has become a special place to me, and I always find a listening ear, supportive advice, a smile, a hug and my favorite ice cream. I am a grateful benefactor of Clyde and Marcia’s advocacy, time, talents, generosity and friendship. They have become like second parents to me, sharing in the successes and challenges of my life and continually offering support through the times of deep joy, chaos and the hardships of life, and I will forever be the better because of them.” The Monmas moved to Whidbey Island in 2003. “I would never consider moving again, people here are amazing,” Clyde said. “I am going to get an easement and have myself buried in

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Evan Ray receives some college planning help from Marcia and Clyde Monma during a recent visit at their Cultus Bay home. our front yard,” he said, smiling. Before retiring, he worked for Bell Labs. “It was the best job in the world. It was a collegial environment marked by collaboration and sharing of ideas. This produced research with much greater results than any one person could do by themselves. Most all had Ph.D.s and we all went by first names. I like using my first name, I don’t think students even know my last name.” Laughing, he continued, “We used to say coffee goes in, and theorems come out.” He then turned serious. “Later in my career Bell Labs changed hands, and people were no longer important, only the bottom line. Work went from ‘Why

do they pay me to do this,’ to a place I dreaded going to each day. In time I became so depressed that I feel like I lost five years of my life. Fortunately Marcia was there for me the entire time. I could not have made it without her.” He closed his eyes remembering back to that time. “Depression is the most difficult thing I have ever endured. People used to think being depressed was a weakness, but depression can come when one has tried to be strong for much too long. I tell people now that nothing is so important, worthwhile or vital to risk being ‘broken’ because once that happens, it takes a long, painful healing process to

recover. Since that time whenever I pass someone, a familiar face or a homeless person, I try to look them in the eyes and smile. We never know what pain or dark lonely time someone might be going through. The human connection is something everyone wants and needs. Sadly some never get it.” Monma is dedicated to establishing real relationships with people and aspires to live this way until the end of his life. “Some people say they want to die quickly in their sleep,” he said. However, he hopes to die slowly, even if uncomfortably, so he can say fare-thee-well to loved ones, See Hometown hero, A15

What is your mission statement? “I have three simple rules: Always be true to yourself, always be kind to others, always be grateful for life’s many blessings.” What is something hardly anyone knows about you? “I was adopted.” How is it important to live your life? “Follow your heart. Live life fully.” What is a question you would like to ask God? “Why? (he will know what I need to hear).” Who would you like to apologize to? “My parents, for not fully reflecting their love for me back to them.” What regrets do you have? “How long it took me to understand the meaning of the Hawaiian words ‘Aloha’ and ‘Ohana’ regarding caring about others and accepting them into my extended family.” A favorite quote? “One of mine is by Leo Buscaglia, ‘Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.’” What is a pet peeve you have? “Inaction when action is required. When people act in a manner I feel is unkind or unfair to someone else.”



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Langley librarians serves 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 a laptop and eReader or audio device, or a Wi-Fi enabled device. Seating is limited, preregistration is suggested. Funded by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and SnoIsle Libraries Foundation. For details, call 221-4383.

Tingstad and Rumbel return to Langley Tingstad and Rumbel in Concert will come to Langley for their annual performance at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5. For the past 27 years, Grammy Awardwinning artists Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have been home for the holidays, creating a long-standing tradition with Northwest families. Join them as their holiday presence illuminates the enduring spirit of the season with the gift of music. Partial proceeds benefit the Langley United Methodist Church. Tickets cost $22; buy online or call the WICA Box Office at 221-8268 or 800-638-7631.

Used books for sale at Langley Library Langley Library’s used book sale will be held at 10 a.m. Jan. 5. Find books to help with all of your resolutions for the new year! Hundreds of books are available at bargain prices. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

Let’s dance the night away Janice Eklund’s dance is now presented the first Saturdays, starting Jan. 5, when she will teach cha-cha lessons at the Deer Lagoon Grange, Langley, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A CD dance follows until 10 p.m. Future dates are Feb. 2 and March 2. New Classes in Coupeville start Jan. 7. For details, contact eklundjl@aol. com or 360-379-8052.

Order Whidbey native plants There are all kinds of advantages to using native plants in our landscaping and the Whidbey Island Conservation District is making native species more accessible. Whidbey Island Conservation District is accepting orders through Jan. 30 on an assortment of 29 Western Washington native species, including beaked hazelnut, red flowering currant, vine maple, snowberry and kinnikinnick. To view the complete plant list and order online, go to www.whidbeycd. org; or contact WICD by phone at 360-678-4708 or via email at Pickup for all confirmed orders will

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Nancy Rumbel and Eric Tingstad will perform in Langley tonight at 7:30. The Grammy Award-winning musicians annually perform on South Whidbey. This year’s show benefits the Langley United Methodist Church.

take place Friday, March 1 at the WICD office in Coupeville or Saturday, March 2 at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley, just in time for spring planting. Stock is limited, so organizers suggest ordering soon.

Tuesday 8 Artists learn the importance of values Artists of South Whidbey meet at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 8 at Brookhaven Hall in Langley. At 1 p.m. Cary Loopuyt Jurriaans of Whidbey Island Fine Arts Studio will present a demonstration, titled “The Importance of Values.” Loopuyt Jurriaans (www. was born and raised in the Netherlands and studied at the Florence Academy of Art, the Seattle Academy of Fine Art, and numerous workshops in Europe and the U.S. In 2006 she started the Fall City Fine Art Studio; she relocated to Langley as the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio in 2009 with workshops and classes led by nationally recognized artists with a passion for teaching quality representational art; see www.whidbey ASW welcomes painters in all mediums to bring artwork to share and/or for a gentle critique. For details, call

Judith Burns, 221-2353.

Seattle Opera Preview: Cinderella Seattle Opera educators will provide an hour-long engaging multimedia presentation at noon Jan. 8 at the Freeland Library that covers the basics of history, music and stagecraft of Giachino Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella). This uniquely Italian retelling of the ultimate rags-to-riches story cleverly blends tenderness and frivolity to fabulous effect. Kicking off with a first class overture, the comedic love story sails through flowery ensembles and ridiculous situations en route to a fairy tale finale. La Cenerentola’s toe-tapping tunes, colorful characters, and splendid orchestration are sure to brighten your winter. Presented by the Seattle Opera Education Department.

Gene searchers hear genealogist Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 8 at 2720 Heller Road in the fire station in Oak Harbor. Genealogist Eric Stroschein will be the speaker. Call Ruth Hancock at 675-4086 for details.

‘For your health’ presents Feldendrais Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association presents its

next For Your Health public talk, “Feldenkrais, the Magic of MindBody Learning,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Freeland Library and at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Coupeville Library. Annie Thoe, Feldenkrais practitioner, will reveal how this unique method engages sensory learning and complements other mindful movement arts All of WIHHA’s For Your Health talks are free and open to the public. Contact Lynne Donnelly at 360-544-8445 or; or see the website at

10 Thursday Discover life ‘Beneath the Salish Sea’ Marine biologist and cinematographer Florian Graner presents a revised edition of his film, “Beneath the Salish Sea,” Jan. 10 at the Whidbey Audubon Society’s monthly meeting. The program is free and open to the public. It begins at 7:30 p.m., preceded with socializing at 7:00 and a brief meeting at 7:15 at the Unitarian meeting house north of Freeland at 20103 Highway 525. When not out and about the world filming, Florian Graner lives on Whidbey Island. To find out more about Graner’s work, visit

Lit for Fun would love to have anyone interested join them at 9 a.m. Jan. 10 for their first discussion of the new year. Members will talk about “Canada” by Richard Ford. After his parents are arrested and imprisoned for robbing a bank, 15-year-old Dell Parsons is taken in by Arthur Remlinger who, unbeknownst to Dell, is hiding a dark and violent nature that interferes with Dell’s quest to find grace and peace on the prairie of Saskatchewan.

Friday11 Golf and country club collects blood Useless Bay Golf & County Club invites islanders to stop by and give blood Jan. 11. Blood donors may save their own lives or that of a friend or needy stranger. Donors must be 18, or 16 with parental permission form, and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit. The club is located at 5725 Country Club Drive. Donor hours are 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Call 1-800-398-7888 with questions.

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Religion notes Start the year with a loving God Start the New Year out strongly with the knowledge that God knows and loves everyone: “God has heard me; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer” (Psalms 66:19). Sometimes the physical world and its demands and limitations create the feeling that spirituality exists in such a different realm that one can never reconnect with that peaceful aspect of life. Yet, we have examples from the Bible to illustrate that connecting is possible in the here and now. On Sunday, Jan. 6, the Christian Science service explores the permanent connection to the spirituality that Jesus taught and that can never be broken. Services begin at 10:30 a.m. at 15910 Highway 525, just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road. Sunday school is available during services. Everyone is welcome at this New Year’s first service to celebrate the omnipresence of God and at every service.

previously been “in the dark!” These provocative themes, and the interlinks between them, will be the focus of the message at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, at Unity of Whidbey. Featured will be songwriter and speaker Doug Benecke, with esteemed musical companions. Quin Serra Stanley will be platform assistant. All are welcome. Visit www.unity for more information.

Create peace with Universalists In 2010 the Unitarian Universalist Association approved a document called “Creating Peace.” It offers guidelines to aid people in their personal lives and suggests how we might act to create the kind of world we dream might be. Explore with Dennis Reynolds and others how we might participate in such a creative procession at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, 20103

Join Quakers 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. For more information, visit www.whidbeyquakers. org or email Toni Grove at

Unity learns about Epiphany Sunday, Jan. 6, is the traditional date celebrating Epiphany — the revelation of God as a human in Jesus Christ. The date commemorates, as well, the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem, and the gifts they brought the infant Jesus. And, of course, an epiphany can also mean a deep insight that illuminates a part of our human journey where we had

Highway 525, Freeland. Children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be available. Contact 321-8656.

Become a friend of God’s A friend is someone who makes life a little easier, especially if that friend is God. Pastor Darrell Wenzek’s sermon title at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday, Jan. 6, is “Are You God’s Friend?” At 9 a.m., Stan Walker

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will lead an adult Bible study in the book of Genesis. Survey of the Bible continues at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at the pastor’s house. The church meets at the Deer Lagoon Grange Hall, 5142 Bayview Road.

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event at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. St. Augustine’s is located at 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland. The service will be preceded by complimentary salads and beverages from noon to 12:45 p.m. The singing of civil rights anthems and AfroAmerican spirituals will again be a highlight of

St. Augustine’s in-theWoods Episcopal church will host the eighth annual Whidbey Island Martin Luther King, Jr. “Blessed be the Peace Makers”

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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”

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hometown hero What others say CONTINUED FROM A11 about Clyde and so others can be at peace at his passing. “Clyde retired so he could go to work as a volunteer on South Whidbey. His only perk from his 40 to 50 hour volunteer schedule? Unpaid vacation!” said Scott Mauk, South Whidbey High School assistant principal. “He doesn’t just talk about doing good and volunteerism — he spends his time working with individuals and groups of kids helping them better understand math. Clyde has done this challenging work for years and many, many of our students are successful and happy adults in part due to Clyde’s tireless dedicated efforts, but also his heartfelt connection to the kids with whom he works. We are a better place to raise children because of Clyde.” Monma’s dedication pays off in helping others succeed in their lives. Charlene Ray, Bayview School counselor for 12 years, said, “There are many students that would not have made it through math without Clyde. I know at least a few that say they wouldn’t have graduated without the help of Clyde. Not only does he help with math but he listens to the young people, genuinely cares about them and cheers them on through success and adversity. I personally don’t know anyone who volunteers as much as Clyde, and his work with the youth is just the beginning.” “He also has a sense of humor that is fun and makes you smile just when you need it,” Ray continued. “I do know one thing that motivates him is his desire and dedication to see young people succeed and feel good about themselves.” Dedication pays off in dividends in the lives we touch.

“Clyde Monma is a founding member of the South Whidbey Commons. He has carried the vision for an intergenerational community gathering place for over 10 years. He quietly demonstrates what he believes on a daily basis, by offering math tutoring/ counseling and friendship to any and all South Whidbey students. Clyde is a trusted adult who students can rely upon. The South Whidbey community is so fortunate to have Clyde living with us.” — Cynthia Shelton, SW Commons board member and volunteer “For me Clyde defines what being of service means in a small community such as ours … my family has personally benefited from his skillfulness as a math tutor for our son and daughter, from his and his wife Marcia’s college preparatory advice. I am awed by his contributions to the South Whidbey High School students, to transforming the South Whidbey Commons, his work with Whidbey Children’s Theatre and his commitment to preserving valued open space. In what ways has Clyde not made a difference?” — Dr. Craig Weiner, The Chiropractic Zone “Clyde is a neighbor and one of the first to welcome us. Our son had a keen interest and aptitude in math so to further his knowledge and satisfy his curiosity we asked Clyde to tutor him, and this grew to five children who met in our home. These sessions gave my wife and me an

enlightening opportunity to ‘listen in’ to effective teaching. A small but telling example of his wisdom: our son had a reputation for fooling around so I felt it necessary as a parent to instruct my son that he had better behave himself, meaning stop the tomfoolery and concentrate. The first session he failed to heed and so I advised Clyde that I was intending to remove privileges to obtain the required decorum. To my surprise Clyde’s response was not to do that as that behavior is the way he learns. Heeding this advice, we watched Clyde work his magic and today our son last year won best math student at a school with some 800 students, and he still loves math and physics.” — Doug Struthers, neighbor and parent “Clyde is committed to whatever he attempts. He cares about kids. He respects them and they return his respect. He devotes each week to help young people succeed in school and beyond. He tutors in all the South Whidbey schools. He also has served as a board member and advisory board member at South Whidbey Commons where he tutors after school. It is

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a privilege to work alongside him and be his friend.” — Sue Haworth, SW Commons board member and volunteer “Kiwanis is an organization committed to helping the youth in our community and Clyde exemplifies this to its fullest. Clyde is the most focused and dedicated person I know in working, supporting, tutoring and mentoring the youth on South Whidbey. He is passionate about ensuring students who need help and support get it. Clyde’s ability to show a student their inner strength, abilities and possibilities to become successful in school and life is immeasurable. We are truly honored and blessed with a person such as Clyde living and working in our community.” — Ron Myers, Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor, Div. 20 “Clyde is one of the most generous people I know. He has shared countless meals with me and other AmeriCorps volunteers, past and present, opening both his home and his heart. The world would be a better place if more people lived with the kindness and generosity of spirit that Clyde

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“Clyde has worked in my classroom for at least 10 years. The kids all love it when he comes into class and works on math with kids that struggle and the highly capable. Clyde and his wife Marcia both worked weekly at Langley Middle School helping students get through school. He helps out in other ways, too: field trips, hanging things in the hall, filming, helping in the computer lab and any way he can. What a blessing the day he and Marcia moved to Whidbey.” — Sandy Gilbert, LMS teacher

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NOTICE DIKING DISTRICT #1 S TAT E D M E E T I N G FOR JANUARY 3, 2013 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. LEGAL NO. 447895 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. January 5, 2013.

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CITY OF OAK HARBOR PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PC# 01-22-13 Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission will conduct its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor WA. The Planning Commission will consider the following: 2013 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT DOCKET - Public Hearing The Planning Commission will review and discuss the 2013 Comprehensive Plan Amend-

ments Docket. The Comprehensive Plan is a document that establishes the community vision for Oak Harbor. At the conclusion of the public hearing the Planning Commission will forward a recommendation to the City Council. 2012 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT - Scenic Views Public Meeting The Planning Commission will continue the discussion of the Scenic View Study from its last meeting. The scenic views were rated at the last meeting and the Planning Commission is ex p e c t e d t o d i s c u s s them further and select views for further analysis. ELECTRONIC MESSAGE CENTER SIGNS

CODE UPDATE - Public Meeting Staff will facilitate continued discussion with the Planning Commission regarding the regulations for electronic message center signs contained in OHMC 19.36. The Planning Commission will conduct a premeeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers Conference Room prior to the regular meeting. All meetings of the Planning Commission are open to the public. LEGAL NO. 448478 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. January 5, 2013.

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON AND FOR THE COUNTY OF SKAGIT In the Matter of the Estate of JA M E S R . VA N N I C E , SR., Deceased. P R O B AT E N O. 12-4-00450-1 N OT I C E TO C R E D I TORS 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 dece-

dent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Publication: J a n u a r y 5, 12 & 19, 2013 Personal Representative: JAMES R. VANNICE, 20 Glory Road WSBA # 18392 Twisp, WA 98856 Attorney for the Estate: JR. L A W R E N C E A. PIRKLE 3 2 1 W. Wa s h i n g t o n , Suite 300 M o u n t Ve r n o n , W A 98273 LEGAL NO. 448324 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. January 5, 12, 19, 2013.

NOTICE TO PUBLIC ON Preliminary Docket for Comprehensive Plan Amendment 2013 The City of Oak Harbor provides an opportunity to its citizens every year to review and amend its C o m p r e h e n s i ve P l a n . The amendments to be considered in any given year are reviewed by the Planning Commission and the City Council through a docket review process. Items may be placed on the docket in accordance with OHMC 18.15.050 by private or public sponsored applications, state mandates, staff, and by boards and commissions. This notice is to inform


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the public of the items that are currently on the preliminar y docket for 2 0 1 3 C o m p r e h e n s i ve Plan Amendment process. The preliminary docket becomes final only after City Council approval. Items that are placed on the preliminary docket fall into three categories Sponsored, Mandated and Discretionary. The deadline for submitting sponsored applications is Dec 1st of every year. Public notices regarding sponsored applications were advertised in the newspaper in Oct o b e r a n d N ove m b e r. H oweve r, n o a p p l ic a t i o n s w e r e r e c e i ve d . The Planning Director, in accordance to OHMC 18.15.030 has added an amendment to consider a land use change for city owned property located at 1000 SE City

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B e a c h S t r e e t (R13202-286-1130). There are currently two items under the “Mandated� category. One is the update to the Shoreline Management Plan which was adopted by City Council in November 2012 and is awaiting Washington State Department of Ecology final approval. The second is the 2016 Major Update to the Comprehensive Plan. These items are mandated by the Oak Harbor Municipal code and the Growth Management Act. The preliminary docket also includes a continued study of Scenic Views in Oak Harbor. This is a discretionary item that will carry over from the 2012 Docket. PUBLIC HEARING REQUIRED: The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the preliminar y docket for the 2013 Comprehensive Plan Amendments

on January 22, 2013 and make a recommendation to the City Council. The City Council will also hold a public hear ing (tentatively scheduled for February/March) before taking final action. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: To make written comments on this proposal, please mail or handd e l i ve r s p e c i f i c c o m ments to: City of Oak H a r b o r, D eve l o p m e n t Ser vices Depar tment, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. If you have questions regarding this, please contact the Development Services Department at (360) 279-4510, bet we e n 8 : 0 0 a . m . a n d 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Kathy Gifford Administrative Assistant LEGAL NO. 448477 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. January 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 ATHAM; ROLLING HILLS SEWER ASSOCIATION; U N I T E D S TAT E S O F AMERICA; WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL AND H E A LT H S E RV I C E S ; Occupants of the Premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real property described in the complaint, Defendants. No. 12-2-00533-2 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO THE DEFENDANTS Unknown Heirs and De-

visees 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.

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.

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 ofthe claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative ser ved or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided und e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11 .40.05 1 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: January 5, 2013 Personal Representative: George Barnes Attor ney for Personal Representative: M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236. (360) 341-1515. LEGAL NO. 447908 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. Jan uary 5. 12, 19, 2013.

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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

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2 n d S AT U R DAY F L E A M a r ke t eve r y m o n t h ! Everything from A to Z! Food & beverages too! January 12th, 9am- 4pm, Clinton Progressive Hall. Vendors: 360-341-2283. BICHON FRISE. AKC Champion bred, 8 week old, male puppies. Conformation perfect for taking into the show ring, agility competition, or just perfect as your personal Winter’s lap warmer. Hypo-allergenic fur. Ideal for pet sensitivities. $1,000 each. 360-8650829 or 360-627-7222

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AKC Great Dane Pups Health guarantee! Males / Females. Dreyrsdanes is Oregon state’s largest breeder of Great Danes and licensed since 2002. Super sweet, intelligent, lovable, gentle giants. Now offering Full-Euro’s, Half-Euro’s & Standard Great Danes. $500 & up (every color but Fawn). Also available, Standard Po o d l e s . C a l l To d a y 503-556-4190. G R E AT G I F T I D E A ! ! ChillSpot is The COOLE S T D o g B e d - A n ew and innovative, thermodynamically cooled dog bed, that enhances the cool tile surfaces our pets rely on during the warm weather months. Use promo code COOLG I F T Fo r 1 0 % o f f ! PUREBRED GOLDEN Retriever puppies, ready to go now. Parents on site. Excellent health hist o r y. Fa m i l y r a i s e d . $500. 360-682-5686

JUST IN TIME For Christmas! Adorable Bichon / Miniature poodle cross. Super smar t crossbreed. Will be 10-15 lbs. mature. First shots, worm negative, 1 year genetic health guara n t e e. E x c e l l e n t w i t h children, elderly and for apartment living. Picture doesn’t do them justice! $400. Call 360-697-9091 Poulsbo JUST IN TIME For Christmas! Adorable Bichon / Minature poodle cross. Super smar t crossbreed. Will be 10-15 lbs. mature. First shots, worm negative, 1 year genetic health guara n t e e. E x c e l l e n t w i t h children, elderly and for apartment living. Picture doesn’t do them justice! $400. Call 360-697-9091 Poulsbo

PURE BRED Saint Bernard Puppies. 6 Males and 5 Females. Ready January 12th. Will have 1st Shots. Mom On Site. Family Pampered Puppies. $450 to $550. Call For More Info: 360-8952634 Robyn (Por t Orchard Area)

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2005 NISSAN 350Z Roadster. 1 owner, always garaged. Beautiful car! $17,500. (360)9299046

2004 DODGE Dakota SLT Quad-Cab. 4.7L V-8 Engine, 85,000 miles, Automatic Transmission, Front Split Bench Seat with Power Drivers Seat, H e a v y D u t y To w i n g Package, ABS, Slider Windows on Truck and Matching Leer Canopy. Immaculately Maint a i n e d , E ve r y O p t i o n Ava i l a bl e, R e c e n t l y Waxed and Detailed. A Must See! $9,999 OBO. 360-678-3905

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1974 SUN BEETLE. No rust!! Excellent condition! Low miles!! Service records included. New upholstery and tires. Sun roof does not leak. Sound engine, runs perfe c t ! F u n t o d r i ve ! 4 speed manual transmission. $5,000. Vashon Island. Call 425-422-7752. Find your perfect pet in the ClassiďŹ eds.





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January 05, 2013 edition of the South Whidbey Record

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