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OH Council prayer may still invoke Jesus Christ By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

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Pastor Michael Hurley of the Life Church gives an invocation at the start of a recent Oak Harbor City Council meeting.

Oak Harbor City Council will likely review a revised policy on invocations before public meetings. Interim City Attorney Grant Weed said he is planning to present the proposed policy during a council meeting in June. Weed rewrote a proposed policy on invocations the start of council meetings to take into account the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in the case Rubin v. City of Lancaster. The new policy removes prohibitions against what may be said during the invocation. See OAK HARBOR, A20

Commissioner floating new county prayer policy

By JUSTIN BURNETT Staff reporter

Business meetings of the Island County Board of Commissioners may soon begin with a dash of the divine. At the request of Chairwoman Kelly Emerson, the board is scheduled to discuss next week whether or not the formal Monday meetings should begin with a prayer. “It’s been something I’ve been thinking about for some time,” said Emerson, during an interview Friday with the Whidbey News-

Times. The board generally meets in open session twice a week and Monday meetings are the more formal of two. It’s when the commissioners vote on code changes, hold public hearings and discuss other big issues. Those meetings can be highly charged, and Emerson, a self-described born-again Christian, said an opening prayer may bring a little “civility” to the discussion. The commissioner hasn’t put forward a proposal detailing what prayers would be

offered or by whom. Instead, she asked only for a general discussion during the board’s Wednesday, June 5 work session. So far, the proposal is seeing some support. “I’m looking forward to the discussion,” Commissioner Jill Johnson said. “I’m not opposed to prayer.” Commissioner Helen Price Johnson could not be reached for comment by press time. Island County was established in 1852 and it’s unclear whether business meetings of the commissioners have ever began with a prayer.

At the very least, it hasn’t been done in nearly 40 years. “To the best of my recollection, we’ve never done that in Island County, and I go back to 1976 with the prosecutor’s office,” Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock said. According to former county commissioner Mac McDowell, who served from 1993 to 2008, the county only started reciting the Pledge of Allegiance shortly after he was See County, A20

Fine-tuned tax increase proposal heads to board of commissioners By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

A resolution recommending a ballot proposition for law-andjustice funding is finally on its way to Island County Board of Commissioners. Island County Law and Justice Council again voted unanimously Thursday to send a resolution to the commissioners. The council asks the commissioners to approve a ballot measure seeking a $2.6-million property tax increase. The council approved a resolution in April, but the members had to hammer out details before sending it along. The resolution, for example, now includes a recommendation to “sunset”

the tax increase after five years. Island Prosecutor Greg Banks, co-chairman of the council, said the members discussed the sunset provision at length, but decided it was best to bring the tax increase back to the voters. “Hopefully in five years, people will say that was money well spent,” he said during an interview with the Whidbey NewsTimes Thursday. The council proposed a property-tax increase of approximately $0.21 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to raise $2.6 million a year. It would cost the owner of a $250,000 home See Law & Justice, A20

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Corrections Deputy Mark Moffitt escorts an inmate at the Island County Jail. The understaffed jail could get three more deputies if a ballot measure passes.

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U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen visited Olympic View Elementary School Friday to announce he is introducing legislation to improve a federal funding program that brings millions of dollars to the Oak Harbor School District. Larsen, currently in his seventh term, said he is co-sponsoring a bipartisan bill next week to continue funding Impact Aid, which is a federal program that accounts for approximately $4 million of the Oak Harbor School District’s nearly $50 million budget. Included in the proposed legislation is language that the Department of Education will have to make Impact Aid payments within three years, he said. It also will standardize the percentage of students, 45 percent, a school district must have in order to be eligible for Impact Aid. “We’re working hard to continue and improve Impact Aid,” Larsen told a group of 15 people in the Olympic View Elementary School library. Impact Aid is a federal program that helps school districts that have large populations of students who are military dependents or live on Indian reservations, but whose families don’t pay property taxes that fund school districts. Seventy percent of students at Olympic View Elementary School and 51 percent of the students in Oak Harbor School District are military dependents.

Olympic View Elementary School Principal Laura Aesoph chats with U.S. Rep Rick Larsen Friday during the representative’s presentation concerning Impact Aid. Repeated delays in payments is a long simmering issue for the Oak Harbor School District. Oak Harbor School District Superintendent Rick Schulte said the Department of Education is often delayed its Impact Aid payments. School districts have waited as long as five or six years before receiving its entire Impact Aid amounts. Both Schulte and Larsen, who have both advocated the importance of Impact Aid for years, said they’ve never found an adequate explanation for the delay. Larsen said six years is too long for a school district to wait. He said the new legislation is better, but his goal is to eliminate the wait school districts endure to receive its full Impact Aid amount. As an example of the delay, Schulte said the school district received a $318,000 Impact Aid payment that was

two years overdue. Schulte said he is grateful that the funding came in May, in time for the payment to be incorporated into the 2013-14 budget. Schulte cited the efforts of Larsen and other members of the federal delegation as the reason for the faster Impact Aid payment. “That’s an immediate illustration of timely payment,” Schulte said. Larsen said he successfully included a provision for timely Impact Aid payments in last year’s National Defense Authorization Act that was approved in 2012. The proposed legislation would make the timely payment provision permanent. In addition to Larsen, U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, a Republican from South Dakota, is co-sponsoring the bill.

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Gibbon is new schools chief By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

By the time Lance Gibbon got home Tuesday night, it was too late to hold much of a family celebration. So Michelle Gibbon waited until the next evening to cook up a family favorite: Tater Tot casserole. “We don’t eat that very often,” Lance Gibbon said with a laugh. “It’s not the most healthy food in the world.” The occasion, however was fitting for Lance and Michelle and their sons Noah and Sam. Lance Gibbon got official word Tuesday night that he and his family would be sticking around Oak Harbor for some time, and that was cause for celebration, and to break out the Tater Tots. Gibbon received unanimous approval from the Oak Harbor School District board to become the school district’s next superintendent starting on July 1. The school board voted to give Gibbon a three-year contract to over see Oak Harbor’s 10 schools, 650 employees and 5,500 students. Gary Wallin, school board president, will work with Gibbon on contract details and present the contract to the school board at its next meeting on June 11. “Our entire family is happy about being able to stay here,” Lance Gibbon said. “The kids are looking forward to continuing to stay in the district.” And Gibbon is looking forward to the new opportunity and the challenges and rewards that come with it. He will take over for Rick Schulte, who is leaving Oak Harbor after 20 years after accepting the superintendent post with the Richland School District. Schulte’s last day in Oak Harbor is June 30. Gibbon, 44, has spent the past six years serving as assistant superintendent for Oak Harbor schools alongside Schulte. He said the transition into the superintendent role will be easier than an outsider coming in because of his familiarity with the Oak Harbor schools and the mentoring of Schulte. He already is assuming some of the responsibilities of the superintendent position. “I feel very fortunate to have so much time with Rick,” Gibbon said. Acknowledging that Schulte is leaving the Oak Harbor schools in great shape, Gibbon said his intent is to review how the district is running by receiving input from staff, parents and the community. With facility overhauls and new building construction one of Schulte’s key legacies, Gibbon wants to shift the focus more on increasing student success. His vision for Oak Harbor schools is of a “caring community educating every student for success.” “Even with the transition, it’s still a great opportunity to review how we are doing things and look for ways to do things better in helping students be more successful,” Gibbon said. “ For me, part of that next step is getting input and feedback.” Gibbon said he also wants the Oak Harbor schools to be a place where teachers look forward to coming to

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Lance Gibbon will start as the Oak Harbor School District’s new superintendent on July 1. The school board voted in favor of Gibbon to replace Rick Schulte, who’s led the school district for 20 years and is leaving for the superintendent post in Richland.

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work. Gibbon said he is optimistic that the current stalemate between the Oak Harbor Education Association and the school district can be resolved by the two parties. Peter Szalai, president of the teachers union, has expressed concerns to the school board in recent meetings about the lack of progress in contract negotiations between the teachers and the school district. The teachers’ one-year contract expires in August. The only scheduled meeting remaining for negotiations is June 7. “There’s always a certain amount of tension in the midst of any negotiating process,” Gibbon said. “I know each member of both of the bargaining teams.” “These are good people. I trust that they are going to keep working together to come up with a mutually agreeable contract.” “At this point, I’m choosing to be optimistic and just trust in the process. They have another bargaining session on the 7th. I think they are going to keep making progress and keep working at it.” Among other orders of business the school district is facing are hiring an assistant superintendent, communications director and maintenance director. Joe Hunt, current communications director, will be leaving the school district in August. Gibbon said some of those positions could be redefined. He wants to look harder at those roles and weigh feedback from staff. “Do we want to create new positions

with any of those?” Gibbon said. “Those are the kinds of discussions we need to have.” Gibbon, a former professional musician and recording artist, has spent 21 years in public education, beginning as an elementary school music teacher in the Lake Washington School District. He spent seven years in the Anacortes School District before coming to Oak Harbor in the summer of 2007. The Oak Harbor school board has eyed Gibbon as a possible successor to Schulte ever since Schulte informed the board two years ago that he was planning to step down after the 2013-14 school year. Other school districts have tried to recruit Gibbon away from Oak Harbor and Wallin mentioned Tuesday night that he feared he might lose him when the Anacortes superintendent job opened recently. But Gibbon said he is glad to be staying in Oak Harbor, and is grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support he’s received since Tuesday night. Cards, flowers and a flood of emails have come into the district office with notes of congratulations. “We have a very caring, very supportive staff,” Gibbon said. “That’s part of the reason I love to work here. That’s the kind of environment we have here. That’s what I really want us to continue and grow and foster -- a sense of caring in the community.”

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Coroner named Health Care Hero for 2013 Island County Healthy Advisory Board recently recognized Robert Bishop with the Linda Lee Martens Memorial Health Hero Award of the Year for 2013. The award was given for what the board said was Bishop’s commitment to the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County, known as IDIPIC, and contributions to the health and well-being of Island County citizens. As Island County coroner, Bishop’s primary job is to deal with death. With IDIPIC, he has devoted time and energy to prevent deaths and injuries from driving under the influence since the program began in 2000. “He’s helped educate over 10,000 people in our communities with great conviction and compassion,” said IDIPIC Director JoAnn Hellmann. “As he says in these presentations “This is not a natural phenomena, it is a man-made situation and can be solved by man,’” Hellman said. “I am just one of many that are affected by each fatal impaired driving incident.” Through the years, Bishop has spoken while on 39 DUI

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Island County Coroner Robert Bishop hangs up a plaque from IDIPIC. prevention panels in Oak Harbor, Coupeville and at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. That totals more than 200 hours in planning, preparation and presentation. Impact panel attendees have included DUI and minor in possession offenders, driver’s education students, their parents, and Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and tenant command personnel at safety training panels, prospective

speakers and general public. This is nearly half of the more than 25,000 IDIPIC has reached with just its panels in the last 13 years, according to the organization’s statistics. Bishop also served as IDIPIC president and vicepresident. In late January, he drove more 200 miles round-trip to videotape a young DUI offender in prison and prepare the DVD to show at

panel. The prisoner will be unable to speak on panel until after her incarceration ends in 2017 for the crash that caused the deaths of three young men on Whidbey Island. Feedback from panels since then has shown great impact, especially among the driver’s education students and their parents who are required by their driving school and/or instructor to

attend. DUI threatens everyone on the road, according to IDIPIC. The latest report shows Island County ranks second highest in DUI fatality rate increase, in the years 1999 to 2003 versus 2004 to 2008, in the state: 265.5 percent. By comparison, 20 of 39 counties have shown a decrease in the previous five years. “It’s hard to measure what doesn’t happen. It’s very likely the increase in the DUI rate noted above would be even higher without the many people Dr. Bishop has reached with his memorable presentations,” Hellmann said. “As someone wrote at the very first panel he spoke: The panel was very moving — ‘sobering.’ “The coroner deserves a special place in heaven.” “I strongly believe there are very likely folks still here on earth because of his great DUI prevention efforts,” Hellmann added. IDIPIC is a network of concerned individuals dedicated to its mission to deter driving under the influence and underage drinking in our communities through education and awareness.




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Driver flees collision By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

A Greenbank man is facing multiple charges after running away from the scene of a car accident May 16, according to court documents. Prosecutors charged Brian M. Shelley, 42, in Superior Court May 21 with hit and run with injury, DUI and driving while license suspended or revoked. If convicted, Shelley could face 15 to 20 months imprisonment under the standard sentencing range. Shelley was driving at a high rate of speed on Ewing Road in Clinton; his 1999 Isuzu slid across the centerline and struck an oncoming Mini Cooper driven by Leland Long, according to the report by Deputy Darren Crownover with the Island County Sheriff’s Office. Long and his passenger were injured and transported to a hospital for treatment. A witness reported seeing the driver of the Isuzu, later identified as Shelley, flee the scene on foot, carrying bags and a liquor bottle, the deputy wrote. Crownover quickly found Shelley. A portable breathalyzer measured his blood-alcohol level at 0.091 percent, according to court documents.

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Oak Harbor mayor moves forward with employee raises, benefit cuts By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley is moving forward with a plan to increase salaries for some city employees while eliminating a system of cash payments for insurance “opt outs.” All contrary to the wishes of the council. The mayor was visibly upset with council members who were resistant to his proposal during a workshop Wednesday. He pointed out that the plan was an assumption incorporated into the budget the council adopted last year. “They are your employees, the city’s employees, who have not had a cost of living adjustment in more then two years,” Dudley said. The change is supposed to happen July 1. Council members said they wanted to wait until they have a better understanding of how it might affect the budget and employees. It remains unclear if abandoning the opt-out policy would save or cost the city more money, they said. After the meeting, Dudley said the council can’t make any decisions during a workshop, so he’s moving forward with making the change. “If the council wants to put the brakes on this, they need

to do more than just not nod their heads at a workshop,” he said. Dudley said he became aware of the opt-out policy after coming into office last year. Under the policy, employees who choose not to have spouses or children covered by the city’s medical insurance plan receive a monthly payment based on the number of dependents who optout. The policy was conceived years ago as a cost-saving measure. The idea was that the city would save premiums costs by encouraging employees not to sign up dependents who have other insurance options. For each employee or dependent who opts out, the employee receives 25 percent of the premiums the city would have to pay if the dependent was on the employee’s health plan. Total cost to the city is $262,000 a year. Individual employees receive anywhere from less than $100 to more than $600 a month. Cheryl Lawler, the city’s human resources manager, told the council that a city employee married to other city employee can claim their spouses have opted out, even though they are all both on the medical plan. She said

Oak Harbor man accused of assaulting his grandpa By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

An Oak Harbor man is facing a felony charge for allegedly hitting his 83-yearold grandfather hard enough to break his skull in three places, court documents state. William A. Allman, 30, pleaded not guilty in Island County Superior Court May 28 to assault in the second degree, a domestic violence crime with aggravating circumstances. The aggravating circumstance, court documents state, is that the victim was particularly vulnerable. If convicted of the charge, Allman could face up to a year and two months in prison under the standard sentencing range. Oak Harbor Police Officer Patrick Horn said

he responded to the report of an assault on Northeast Fourth Avenue on May 15. The conflict started after Allman’s grandmother refused to let him use her car. He started arguing with her, so her husband intervened. Allman allegedly punched his grandfather once on the side of the face, then left. Horn wrote that the victim’s face was clearly bruised and that he was groggy and dizzy. Paramedics transported him to Whidbey General Hospital for treatment. Doctors discovered the man suffered fractures in three parts of his skull. He was transferred to Harborview Medical Center and Hospital in Seattle for further treatment.

there are a number of couples who do this. Dudley said he told council members about the policy during a retreat last year; he claims they knew nothing about it. Council members agreed during last year’s budget process to get rid of the opt-out policy for non-represented employees, but to give all non-represented employees a cost-of-living wage increase of 2 percent. The city’s firefighters agreed to the same deal in their contract. City Administrator Larry Cort sent out a memo to employees this past November, telling them about the plan. The plan would save the city about $1,500 a year. But City Finance Director Doug Merriman said greater savings would come in the future as health insurance premiums continue to skyrocket while salaries increase much less dramatically. During the workshop this week, Cort updated the council on the issue and said it will be implemented as long as everyone nods their heads in agreement. But nobody nodded their heads. Several council members said they worry about whether cutting the opt-out ben-

efit will really save the city money. “Has there been any consideration given to the fact that people may opt in, as far as adding spouses back to the plan, and what that might cost the city?” Councilman Joel Servatius asked. Cort said there is no definitive answer to that, but he pointed out that employees pay 25 percent of spouses’ premiums. He said that would be a disincentive for employees to sign up dependents who don’t need insurance. Councilman Rick Almberg said he wants the finance director to look at the impacts to the budget and employees and come back with a more sophisticated plan. “For me, we’re not there,” he said. “I don’t see the plan.” Councilwoman Tara Hizon said she doesn’t believe the change saves the city money, so there’s no harm in delaying it. Lawler pointed out that delaying the cost-of-living adjustment would impact some employees. Not all non-unionized employees enjoy the opt-out payments, but they all would receive the 2 percent raise, he said.


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island scanner Oak Harbor Police The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department:

Monday, May 27 At 7:24 a.m., a Southeast Eighth Avenue resident reported someone stole her jewelry. At 10:45 p.m., a Northeast Barron Drive resident reported someone went through the saddle bags on his motorcycle. At 3:46 p.m., a caller reported a car hydroplaned and collided with a stop sign at the intersection of Regatta Drive and Sixth Avenue.

Sunday, May 26 At 1:55 a.m., a caller reported a bunch of fights were starting at a Southeast Bayshore Drive business. At 2:14 a.m., a Southeast

Bayshore Drive resident reported hearing a gun shot. At 7:28 a.m., a caller reported a man sleeping on the porch at a North Oak Harbor Street home. At 9:50 a.m., a caller reported a woman was cursing at her while at a Southeast Eighth Avenue location. At 11:58 a.m., a Southeast Eighth Avenue resident reported someone dumped trash on his property. At 1:18 p.m., a caller reported people were removing trees from a Southwest Erie Street location. At 3:53 p.m., a caller reported a raccoon was attacking a cat at a Northwest Crosby Avenue location. The caller states he will use his crossbow to shoot it. At 11:09 p.m., a caller reported someone threw eggs at people standing outside a Southeast Pioneer Way location.

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IN OUR OPINION Let voters decide on L&J tax increase Island County Board Commissioners will soon consider whether to follow a Law and Justice Council recommendation to put a $2.6-million law-and-justice measure on the ballot. The commissioners should allow voters to decide. But, it will be up to the Law and Justice Council — the group recommending the ballot measure — to make the case to voters. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown and Prosecutor Greg Banks have done a great job of explaining the impacts that budget cuts had on their departments over the years. Some have accused them of bellyaching, but each has put forth a compelling case. For example, the sheriff’s office is tied with Thurston County for being the loweststaffed in the state on a per capita basis. Brown isn’t able to provide two-deputy coverage, 24 hours a day in each of the three precincts. That in itself, Brown said, is risky for deputies and citizens. Few people, and none of the county commissioners, question that there is a need. The question is how to find the money. Brown, Banks and other law-and-justice officials have spelled out exactly how they would spend the $2.6 million in additional tax dollars. Brown said he will hire 16 patrols deputies, three detectives and three corrections deputies over the course of a few years. The specifics should satisfy Commissioner Helen Price Johnson, who said she is cautious about the ballot measure after the failure of Prop. 1. The problem, she said, was that the county wasn’t clear about exactly how the money would have been spent. “If you’re asking them to reach into their wallets, they need to know what services will be provided,” PriceJohnson said. We couldn’t agree more. Commissioners haven’t approved the proposed measure, but will be considering it in the coming weeks. They need to fine-tune how to present a measure to residents and let the voters decide how to move forward. If the measure is placed on the ballot, it will be up to the Law and Justice Council and law-and-justice officials to continue to press their message and educate the public about the very real needs. Based on the facts and circumstances, we trust voters to decide what costs they are willing to cover through higher taxes.

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Need not repeat D-Day pattern Editor, May 30 is the day consecrated to the honor the memory of the Armed Forces, especially to those who died in service and to all veterans. A week from then, June 6 is the 69th anniversary of D-Day, which was for so many of us the ‘game-changer’ of our lives-the biggest thing that ever happened to us or ever would. What happened to us, what we experienced, what we did, what became of us because of that experience has been described in excruciating and endless detail over the years by the vets, by observers, by historians and yes, even charlatans. We have been called ‘The greatest generation,”

“heroes,” the best and by all sorts of hyperbole and some insults, but we were eventually seen as representing the best and finest our country had to offer, a distinction that so meanly and unfortunately was denied to our younger counterparts of Korea and Vietnam and other national adventures. World War II was a national effort subscribed to by most Americans - the other fights and wars were decisive and mean, and characterized by a lack of real national support. They were called unnecessary, imperialism, organized murder and other things. Troops were insulted and snubbed and service was a dirty word. Somehow, this mainly changed with The Gulf War and honor has been restored to the narrative of military service. To me, as the shadows of my night begin to gather, as my personal stake dimin-

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ishes because time really does march on, I am much concerned that the entire business of military management and concern may loose some of its importance, perhaps unseen or depreciated. Between World War I and its successor, or continuation, the United States disarmed, and military service was so diminished and even denigrated that we couldn’t field a force as large as Belgium’s. We prepared nothing, allowed our forces to diminish to the point of disappearance. What do we need big forces for? Who we gonna fight? How can we pay and so on were the words of ruin to the point that soldiers received the kingly remuneration of $21 per month before deductions but were given princely accommodation, which we would not use for barn animals in many cases and beans became a real staple of food called meals.

We lowered our capability so much that in 1940 I and my colleagues were using bullets made in 1918 to train. When we could afford to train. At ‘big’ maneuvers in 1941 troops carried signs saying I am a truck and I am a tank. This is an anti-aircraft artillery unit and others because we didn’t have the real thing as wisdom told us we’d not have to fight again. In 1939 when Nazi Germany lost its terror and in 1941 an aberration called Pearl Harbor came about. We lost a lot of men then, and later we lost more because we just didn’t have the training and material due to expense cutting to beneath the bone. We hear echoes of these arguments today. I do not know, but I suspect that we are facing as large a menace as we ever did and we think we can See MORE Letters, A7

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Question of the week:

“I think we’re pretty well covered right now. We feel pretty safe.”

What do you think about a property tax increase to support law and justice in the county?

“I think they need to find funding elsewhere.” Meadow Carlson, Oak Harbor

Debbie McAninch, Oak Harbor

“If there’s a need, I’m always for that. I’ve seen them raise taxes for less important things.”

“I’m for it.” Tina Kolhepp, Oak Harbor

“I’m in favor of it because they need the tools to do their job and they need the manpower..”

Nori McAninch Oak Harbor

Dale Offret, Coupeville

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keep it from biting us by talking and ignoring. We can’t and we won’t. Forces and acts are abroad today as vicious and bad as anything Hitler, Stalin and their ilk could conceive and to ignore or denigrate them risks repeating a history we know all too well. We don’t need to over react or build a huge machine. We do need a call to stay prepared, sensibly and manageably and never again have to carry signs saying “I am a tank” and try to shoot outmoded ammo to learn. We buy insurance to protect our assets, we have to try some national insurance for protection — not spend a blank check and spend, but spend to build, save and protect. Speeches won’t do the job. I don’t wish on anyone the need to repeat June 6, 1944 and the really terrible days that followed.

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●● U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen: Washington, DC office: 2113 Rayburn Office Building,

Zylstra Road needs new stop sign

Washington DC, 20515, 202-225-2605. Everett office: 2930 Wetmore Ave. Suite 9F, Everett, WA, 98201, 425-252-3188, Bellingham office: 119 N. Commercial St., Suite 1350, Bellingham, WA 98225.

Editor, A $100 stop sign would do more than a $1.3 million “fix” on Zylstra Road. At 2:30 p.m. on May 28 I drove the six mile distance from Highway 20 to Ft. Nuegent Road. I saw three cars going southbound. A real fix is needed southbound on Highway 20 with a turn lane into the transfer station South of Coupeville. I hope it won’t take a court action to stop this waste of $1.3 million of our money when a $100 stop sign would do a better job.

●● U.S. Sen. Patty Murray: Washington DC office: 154 Russell Senate Office Build-

Bob Becker Coupeville

●● State Rep. Norma Smith: PO Box 40600, Olympia, WA, 98504-0600, 360-786-

Sanford Harris Oak Harbor

Your Government ●● Island County Commissioners: 10 a.m., Monday, June 3, Commissioners’ Hearing Room, County Annex Building. ●● Oak Harbor City Council: 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Dr. ●● Whidbey General Hospital Board: 5 p.m., Monday, June 10, Conference Room A, Whidbey General Hospital, Coupeville. ●● Coupeville Planning Commission: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, Commissioners’ Hearing Room, Courthouse Annex Building. ●● Oak Harbor School Board: 6 p.m., Monday, June 10, Administrative Service Center, 350 S. Oak Harbor St. ●● Coupeville School Board: 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 10, Coupeville Elementary School library. ●● Oak Harbor Arts Commission: 6 p.m., Monday, June 10, City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Dr. ●● Oak Harbor Marina Committee: 7 p.m., Monday, June 10, City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Dr. ●● North Whidbey Fire and Rescue: 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, 7 p.m. fire district headquarters on Midway Boulevard. ●● Coupeville Town Council: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, Commissioners’ Hearing Room County Annex Building.

ing, Washington DC, 20510, 202-224-2621. Everett office: 2934 Wetmore Ave., Suite 903, Everett, WA, 98201, 425-259-6515. ●● U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell: Washington DC office: 311 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC, 20510, 202-224-3441. Everett office: 2930 Wetmore Ave., 9B, Everett, WA, 98201, 425-303-0114. ●● State Sen. Barbara Bailey: Olympia office: 109-B Irv Newhouse Building, PO Box, 40410, Olympia, WA, 98504-0410, 360-786-7618.

7884, ●● State Rep. Dave Hayes: PO Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504-0600, 360-786-7914, ●● Board of Island County Commissioners: PO Box 5000, 1 NE Seventh St., Coupeville, WA, 98239. ●● Commissioner Kelly Emerson: 360-679-7354, ●● Commissioner Jill Johnson: 360-679-7354, ●● Commissioner Helen Price Johnson: 360-679-7354, ●● Oak Harbor City Council: 865 SE Barrington Dr., Oak Harbor, WA, 98277, 360279-4500. Mayor: Scott Dudley. Council members: Danny Paggao, James Campbell, Beth Munns, Tara Hizon, Bob Severns and Joel Servatius. ●● Town of Coupeville: 4 NE Seventh St., PO Box 725, Coupeville, WA, 98239, 360678-4461. Mayor: Nancy Conard. Council members: Jackie Henderson, Bob Clay, Molly Hughes, Dianne Binder and Larry Cort

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ObituarY the family asks that donations be made to the Chris Elliott fund for brain cancer research and support ( or to Whatcom Hospice Foundation in Bellingham (http://www.hospicehelp. org/contact.htm). A celebration of Steve’s life will be held at 1 PM Saturday, June 29th at the Mountaineers Club, 7700 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle WA 98115.

Steve Tull

Steve Tull

Steve Tull, beloved husband, father, brother and uncle passed away on May 26, 2013 after an 18-month battle with brain cancer. He was born on December 6, 1955, in Portsmouth, Virginia, the seventh of nine children of Bob and Anna Tull.   Steve was a loving, friendly, steadfast man. He was an avid tennis player and golfer at Sand Point Country Club in Seattle.   Steve is survived by his wife Andrea and two children, Maddie and Jake. He loved them very much and was very involved in their lives. He and Andrea met on a bus when they were both working for Metro. Steve is also survived by his siblings Patty Cohick (Dave), Bob Tull (Betty), Chuck Tull, Mary Daniel (Matthew), Dan Tull (Rhonda), Susie Tull (Dave Saporta), Chris Tull (Jeannine) and Anne Wieldraayer (Bob), many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and mother in law Rita Gill and brother-inlaw Marshall Gill. Steve grew up in Oak Harbor and graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1973. He then earned his accounting degree from the University of Washington and became a CPA. He was an avid Husky fan, going to Husky football games with friends for years. He worked at King County Metro for 33 years as an accountant, internal auditor and accounting supervisor. There he played softball and volleyball and developed lasting friendships. Steve’s family was very important to him. He attended all the kids’ sporting events and played tennis and golf with them and encouraged them in all their endeavors.      The family would like to thank Whatcom Hospice House for their wonderful care for Steve and their compassion and kindness. The family would also like to thank all the friends, coworkers and neighbors who supported them over the last 18 months. In lieu of flowers

Paul William Rough, III

Paul William Rough, III

1965-2013 Paul William Rough, Ill, was born in Sanford, Florida, on May 3, 1965, to Alice and Paul W. Rough, Jr. After his birth, the family moved to Naples, Italy, when his father was reassigned in the U.S. Navy. His love of travel and adventure was awakened by frequent family travels throughout Europe. His education began in Virginia Beach, VA, and was completed in Oak Harbor, which has become the family’s permanent home. Paul (Bill, to his family, friends, and class mates) learned to ski at Stevens Pass through winter Ski-school bus trips organized by his high school. Other skiing trips to various locations in Washington, California, Canada, and even Europe, honed his skills to the expert level. During his high school years in Oak Harbor, he earned varsity letters in track, basketball, and football. His basketball team finished fourth in the Washington state basketball tournament, and his football team reached post-season play for the first time in recent memory. Paul loved all outdoor activities the great Pacific Northwest had to offer, especially the family vacation property on Lake Walker, in the foothills behind Enumclaw. Paul loved to invite his friends to “the cabin” for fishing, swimming, relaxing, and just plain fun. In addition to skiing, in milder weather, he shifted his out-

door activities to frequent fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking trips throughout the area. After high school, he completed modeling and finishing school at Opus1 Studios in Seattle, where he was employed as an advertising, runway, and photography model. For several seasons, he appeared in Nordstrom, Jeep automobile, Ben Bridges jewelry, and various other local television and newspaper ads. Visits to family in Alaska, provided excellent opportunities for fishing adventures, including hooking trophy size halibut. As a natural progression of his love of the water, travel and adventure, he was employed as the First Mate on a very large private yacht, home ported in Laguna Beach, California. It frequently cruised from southern California to rugged Alaskan waters, and many points beyond. Because of his sport fishing skills and knowledge, he was designated the activities coordinator, providing guests with limitless opportunities to catch fresh seafood of local fish, crab, clam, and mussel. Cruising became his passion and more than 50 ocean cruises later, on both the private yacht and commercial cruise liners, he had seen most of the world by ship. After living in Hawaii and Laguna Beach, he moved to Palm Springs, California, nearly 20 years ago. In recent years, he was part owner of a Bartending School, and the manager of a popular after-hours night club and dance hall, both in downtown Palm Springs. Paul died on April10, 2013, in Palm Springs, after a very short battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his mother, Alice, and is survived by his father, Paul Rough, Jr., his loving sister, Clara Perry, his partner, Raleigh Hanbury, and extended family in both Seattle and Fairbanks, Alaska. A memorial service/celebration of life will be held in the Rocky Point picnic area club house, adjacent to the U.S. Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, on Friday, June 7, 2013, from 5 to 7 PM. (From highway 20, turn towards the base at the A-6E/EA-6B aircraft display, continue on directly past the CPO Club, ultimately turning right into the Rocky Point picnic area.) In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his honor to the cancer foundation of your choice.

Ronald D. Cass

Ronald D. Cass, AFCM, USN (Ret) died May 27, 2013 at the age of 74. Memorial services will be held at Wallin Funeral Home on Monday,

June 3, 2013 at 2:00pm. A complete obituary will follow.

Robert E. Tull, Jr.

Robert E. Tull, Jr.

Robert E. Tull, Jr. passed away in Oak Harbor on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the age of 73. Bob was born in Mcpherson, Kan. on Feb. 1, 1940 to Robert E. Tull, Sr. and Wilma Kelso Tull. Bob spent most of his early years in Redmond, Ore. where his parents owned a photography and printing shop. In 1957 the family moved to Oak Harbor and opened Studio Tullé. Bob graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1958 and continued to work in the business, developing his skills as a professional photographer. Bob served in Military Intelligence in the US Army and was discharged in 1966 after three years of service. He returned to Oak Harbor, working at Studio Tullé with his parents until their retirement in 1978 when he took full ownership of the business. He sold Studio Tullé in 1986. In 1966, while in Europe with the military, Bob meet Sibylle (Billie) Golzinger in Tuebingen, Germany. They were married in Oak Harbor on September 19, 1967. Together they had three children Robert (Robi), Michelle, and J’harv. From 1970-1999 Bob and wife Billie owned and operated the Oak Harbor Gymnastics School. Bob enjoyed coaching and a number of his students participated in the national qualifications for Olympic Trials. Health issues forced him to sell the gymnastics school, but he still enjoyed the opportunity to work with children by volunteering his time at the Teddy Bear Child Care Center, a business owned by his wife, Billie. Bob also loved to fish and was an avid bowler. Bob is survived by his wife of 45 years, Billie, children Robert E. Tull, III of Oak Harbor; Michelle Tull of Oak Harbor and J’Harv (Anita) Tull of Leander, Texas.

Also surviving is a brother, Clifford Tull of Oak Harbor and a sister Myrna (Douglas) Zitek of Portland, Ore. Three grandchildren also survive. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Wilma and two brothers, Kenneth and Ronny Tull. Services for Bob will be held at the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church on Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jeffrey Spencer presiding and Pastor Marc Stroud providing the eulogy. A reception will follow in the church hall. Due to family allergies, no cut flowers please. Plants or donations to the following charities are encouraged: Hospice of the Northwest, Friends of Home Health, or the Brotherhood of St. Bernard. Addresses may be found at the Wallin Funeral Home website; www. Bob will be buried beside his parents at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore. Share stories or memories in the Book of Memories hosted by Wallin Funeral Home at their website.


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Deanna M. Stewart

Deanna M. Stewart

Deanna M. “Dee Dee” Stewart, age 73, of Oak Harbor, passed away at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, WA, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Mrs. Stewart was born in Glendale, CA, on March 30, 1941, to Smirle B. Morris and Velma Jane (Hermanson) Morris. She attended Glendale schools, and graduated from Hoover High School. Dee Dee then attended Glendale Junior College for two years, and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Recreation from California State University at Northridge. Dee Dee married Douglas Owen Stewart on February

19, 1966, at Grandview Presbyterian Church in Glendale. The couple mainly lived and raised their children in Torrance, CA. Dee Dee had a passion for organizations that assisted people, including PTA, Campfire Girls of America, and church activities. Including her children in the organizations taught them compassion for people with a variety of needs. She loved children and taught 2nd, 5th and 6th grades in Christian schools in Inglewood, Wilmington and Lawndale, CA. Dee Dee and Doug were members of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and Palos Verdes Covenant Church. When they moved to Oak Harbor in 1996, they both became active members of Gideons International, and together travelled much for the Gideons Island Camp. Dee Dee was a gifted leader, and held various offices in the organization. She had currently been serving as the Pacific Northwest Association President for the Auxiliary where she was a great encourager to all that she worked with. Dee Dee loved to give out Bibles and New Testaments as she went about her day to day activities. She also taught English and Creative Writing with the Home Connection. In addition, she enjoyed gardening, canning, the art of cooking, traveling and public speaking. She was an active member of First Reformed Church in Oak Harbor. Dee Dee is survived by her husband Doug, of Oak Harbor; son Courtny of Spanaway; daughter and son-in-law Wendy & Mark of Lacey; sister, Velma Lynn of Palm Springs, CA; also, nieces, cousins and other relatives. She was preceded in death by one son, Robert, on September 16, 2009. A Private Family Graveside Service was held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Lacey. A Memorial Service will be held at First Reformed Church on Saturday, June 1, 2013, 1:00 PM, Pastor Noel Snyder officiating. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International, PO Box 1234, Anacortes, WA 982216234. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at

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SPORTS Whidbey

Game of the week

North Whidbey Little League hosts its annual Andrade Tournament beginning at 10 a.m. today.

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13 OH spring athletes earn first-team honors

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Senior catcher Shawna Steele was a first-team, all-Wesco selection in softball. In all, five Oak Harbor High School softball players were chosen for the Wesco North first-team.

First-team, all-league honors went to 13 Oak Harbor High School spring athletes, the Western Conference announced Friday, May 24. In all, 33 Wildcats earned post-season accolades. First-team Wesco North selections went to senior baseball players Michael Maletto (catcher), Jack Richter (infield) and Anthony Stewart (outfield). Five softball players were first-team North selections: seniors Emily Saar (pitcher), Shawna Steele (catcher), Kelsey Rankin (first base) and Morgan Young (outfield) and junior Natalie Fiallos (second base). Junior Annie Leete and sophomore Bree Roderos were first-team North girls golf picks. Track honors encompassed both divisions. Seniors Chris Hailer (high jump) and Jeremy Foster (shot put) and sophomore John Rodeheffer (3,200) were first-team choices. Rodeheffer was also second team in the 1,600.

Baseball second-team selections were seniors Grant Schroeder (pitcher) and David Kusnick (first base) and sophomore Danny Wolfe (designated hitter). Six Wildcat soccer players made the second-team list: senior Matt Jensen (forward) and juniors Chase Muller (defender), Ben McCornack (defender), Gavin Stewart (midfielder), Caley Powers (forward) and Kevin Silveira (goal keeper). Second teamers along with Rodeheffer in track were junior Clayton Richardson (800), senior Ciera Wiser (javelin) and the girls 4x200 team of senior Christina Wicker, sophomores Sierra Seabolt and Jessica Hollins and freshman Matti Miesle. Honorable mention went to senior Corey Cameron (baseball), senior Andrew Snavely (baseball), sophomore Brent Mertins (baseball), sophomore KC Winfield (girls golf), sophomore Cassidy Gurich (girls golf), Richardson (track, boys 1,600) and Hollins

sports in brief OHHS athletes break records

‘Cat soccer sends 4 to all-star match

Two long-time school records were among those broken this spring by Oak Harbor High School athletes. Junior golfer Annie Leete shot a 70 at the district tournament, breaking the 1974 record of 74 set by Eve Patterson for the best 18hole round. Sophomore John Rodeheffer posted a new 3,200meter mark with a 9:20.19 at the state track meet, bettering Gary Lineburg’s 1966 clocking of 9:26. Lineburg’s time is a conversion from the two-mile. In softball, senior Shawna Steele set or tied three records. Her five home runs broke the single-season record of four set by Nicole Cauble in 1994 and Pam DeMoor in 2000. Her seven career home runs tied DeMoor’s mark from 1997-2000. Steele also scored 23 runs, equaling the efforts of Carolyn Baar in 1996 and Laura Hawkins in 1998.

Oak Harbor High School will be represented by three players and a coach at the Western Conference allstar soccer match 6 p.m. Wednesday at Snohomish High School. Juniors Caley Powers, Gavin Stewart and Chase Muller, all second-team allleague selections, will play in the game coached by Oak Harbor graduate and Stanwood head coach Kyle Veach. Oak Harbor head coach Brian Thompson will be Veach’s assistant.

Oak Harbor catcher Mike Maletto earned first-team honors for the all-Wesco North baseball team. He was joined on the first team by fellow seniors Anthony Stewart and Jack Richter. tied 4-4 in the second sixinning game. At the conclusion of the double-header, a committee selected 10 players to be recommended to the state selection committee to be considered for the all-state series. The selection committee takes into consideration career, season and feeder game performances. State rosters will be chosen this weekend. Maletto was joined at the feeder game by Oak Harbor teammates David Kusnick, Jack Richter, Grant Schroeder, Corey Cameron and Andrew Snavely. Coupeville’s Drew Chan played in a feeder game in Bellingham for area nonWestern Conference players and collected two base hits.

Maletto receives state nomination Oak Harbor’s Mike Maletto was one of 10 players nominated the for the state all-star baseball series after competing in the Western Conference feeder game Thursday at Lake Stevens. The top seniors from the Western Conference met in two games Thursday. The South won the first eightinning game 9-2; the teams

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Great start to Legion season Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times

Danny Savalz, above, and Amanda d’Almeida were selected Coupeville High School’s Athletes of the Year Thursday. Savalza, an honor student, lettered in soccer but had his greatest impact on the football field as a hard-hitting linebacker and running back. He was also leader of the rowdy Wolf Pack cheering section at volleyball and basketball games. For more information on d’Almeida, see the feature on page 10.

Three wins, a tournament co-championship, a near perfect no-hit game, a one-hitter, an eight-run first inning in the first at-bats of the summer – it’s tough to beat that start to a season. The Oak Harbor Legion baseball team rolled to three wins in the seasonopening North Kitsap tournament last weekend to

earn the co-championship with Burlington. The title game was rained out. Teddy Peterschmidt came within one batter of a perfect game in the opener, and Jack Richter tossed a onehitter in the second. Peterschmidt walked the first batter he faced, then put Olympic down in order for a five-inning no-hitter in game one, a 12-0 Oak Harbor win. Oak Harbor blanked Puyallup 11-0 in the second game and slipped by Klahowya 5-4 in game three. Oak Harbor scored eight runs in the first inning of the first game to begin the tournament. Brandon Bailey and Brent Mertins finished with three hits each, and Anthony Stewart added a double. Bailey, again, produced three hits in game two to back Richter’s one-hitter. Peterschmidt aided the offense with two hits. Oak Harbor scored three runs in the first inning against Klahowya, built a 5-2 lead and withstood a tworun rally by the losers in the final inning. Clay Doughty had two of Oak Harbor’s four hits, including a double. Bailey picked up the pitching win with help over the final two innings from Peterschimdt.

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Strong work ethic results in academic, athletic success By JIM WALLER Sports editor

Society tries to shove people into stereotypical molds. Fortunately, not everyone conforms to these casts, such as Coupeville High School seniors Amanda d’Almeida and Cole Weinstein. Both are teenagers but not slackers. Both are outstanding athletes but not dumb jocks. Both are exceptional students but not nerds. When Coupeville High School graduates its seniors June 7, d’Almeida and Weinstein will lead the academic parade. D’Almeida is set to finish with a perfect 4.0 grade point average, Weinstein closes out his career with a lofty 3.993. While “A’s” array their transcripts, blue ribbons and gold metals decorate their scrap books. D’Almeida is an all-conference soccer player and district tennis champion. Weinstein is one of the area’s top swimmers, twice qualifying for the USA Swimming Western Regional which features the best swimmers from 10 Western states. The pair’s hard work paid off, earning acceptance into colleges acclaimed for their academic excellence. D’Almeida is headed to Carleton College in Northfield, Minn., while Weinstein is set to attend

Whitman College in Walla Walla. And, not surprisingly, d’Almeida will play soccer at Carleton and Weinstein will swim at Whitman. Athletics ate up much of their time during their high school years. Besides competing on her high school soccer and tennis teams, d’Almeida played Premier soccer year-around on a team based out of the Lynnwood area. She traveled to Lynnwood twice a week for practice, then it was more practice or games on the weekends. Weinstein, like most serious swimmers, posts a rigorous workout schedule. He practices about 20 hours per week, working out every day but Sunday. Three days a week he doubles up, adding a morning workout to his routine. How did they do it? How, when most teenagers are more concerned about Adele than algebra, more concerned about sleeping in than sweating, did they excel without missing out on the social aspects of life so important to teens? “Don’t procrastinate and time management,” d’Almeida said. “Dedication and hard work; I put 110 percent in all I do. It was homework on Saturday, game on Sunday as well as a lot of homework in the car.” For her, school always came first: “I set a goal of

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a 4.0 before setting a goal to play college soccer. I’m definitely a student-athlete with student before athlete.” Weinstein said, “The trick to staying balanced between swimming, school and everything else is keeping yourself organized. It can be tough to fit it all in, but you have to prioritize and challenge yourself to keep up your work ethic not only in the pool but in school as well.” Neither believes he or she missed out on “just being a teenager.” D’Almeida said playing on the soccer team with her friends helped “overcome the loss of social time.” Weinstein said, “I have been very dedicated to swimming for a long time and it is something I love to do. I don’t think of it is as missing out but spending time doing something I really enjoy and strive to get better at.” Coupeville High School teacher Dan d’Almeida, Amanda’s father and high school soccer coach, said, “I am proud of her. I’ve seen the effort, her sacrifice of a lot of free time.” He said as a high school teacher, he sees many gifted students with the raw talent of Amanda and Cole, but “that alone doesn’t get you there.” He added, “You have to take your talents and let them flourish.” Amanda d’Almeida, in her typical strive for getting it right, visited nearly 25 colleges before settling on Carleton. She said, “Everyone said ‘you will just know’ when you find the right college. With Carleton, I could see

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Cole Weinstein and Amanda d’Almeida myself there.” In a stroke of good luck, she will be paired with soccer coach Jocelyn Keller, something d’Almeida didn’t think would happen. D’Almeida met Keller at a soccer camp three years ago and saw her as someone she would like to play for collegiately, but Keller’s school, Earlham, wasn’t a good fit. Keller, however, accepted the Carleton job a week before d’Almeida visited the campus on the way home from a tournament in Chicago. Keller said “the stars aligned.”

She added, “I initially was drawn to Amanda as a player because she has a presence on the field…I recruit and invest in young women who I see staying committed and engaged for the four years during their collegiate experience. Amanda is just that.” Ken Stange, CHS tennis coach said, “She has been such a positive influence for the past four years. Yes...I did appreciate the almost guaranteed win she provided each and every match. What I truly appreciated about Amanda was the level of dedication she gave to a sport that, frankly, was pret-

ty low on her priority list.” Weinstein was coached much of his career by Neil Romney. Romney said Weinstein was a “late-bloomer physically”; therefore, he was forced to depend on technique, hard work and patience to succeed. Romney added, “The interesting thing is that Cole and kids like him accomplish more in school despite spending so much time swimming and vice versa because they develop a set of high standards and internalize the notion that achievement is attainable with consistent, deliberate work and a long-term commitment.” “Cole was a fun kid to coach,” Romney said, “because he focused on the task, on taking care of business and didn’t feel any need to draw attention to himself. He was largely self-motivated and never wavered in his dedication to the sport or to his daily pursuit of improved skills and fitness.” D’Almeida’s career goal is to be a pediatrician or surgeon and to do service work, like Doctors Without Borders or Mercy Ship. Weinstein hasn’t decided on a career, but athletically his goal is to qualify for the NCAA swimming championships. With outstanding high school careers in their wakes, it’s not hard to envision where the Coupeville graduates are headed. Effort. Focus. Responsibility. Commitment. D’Almeida. Weinstein. They all seem to go together. They all seem to add up – to success.

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Gardens give us some of the best settings to reflect FAITHFUL LIVING By JOAN BAY KLOPE The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. George Bernard Shaw Like so many Whidbey Islanders, I’ve consulted the Weather Channel app on my smartphone numerous times this week and gazed longingly outside. My desire is so simple: I want to work in our garden. I want to see those darling bunnies, hopping about our raised beds and nipping off the tops of our green bean starts, stopped in their tracks by the bunny fence my husband and I are building. Most of the week, the rain has stopped us dead in our tracks. OK, it didn’t stop us from purchasing shell fishing licenses and digging a bucket full of clams the other day when there was an impressive minus tide. It was rainy and windy that day too, but the moderate temperature and the beauty of the beaches called us all the way from Penn Cove. The song tripped north along highway 20, crossed over gentleman farms and quaking trees, and over to the two of us--peering out at our unfinished bunny fence. Grabbing a pail, spade, rubber boots, and slickers, we hopped in the truck and made our way to the water’s edge. We dug through dark anerobic mud, past mudders and worms and abandoned snail shells, to harvest clams fit for baiting crab pots this July and gracing chowders whenever the desire hits. On our way off the beach springtime flowers sidetracked our trek back to the bunny fence once again. The endangered golden paint brush glowed despite the gray sky overhead. The red tinged new growth of the Oregon Grape bushes reminded me that fruit fit for jam will ripen this summer. Nootka rose bushes, with light pink blooms opened wide like welcoming arms, stopped me long enough to take in their slight fragrance. Not wanting to forget this springtime jaunt, I took photos that also included wild rhododendrons, ferns, and tiny sweet pea blossoms. This is island living at its best, is it not? A garden surrounds us. This week these gifts, from an imaginative Creator, have enriched our daily experiences and provided us with true enjoyment. They have also taken us away from the task at hand: to build a short fence with the sole purpose of safeguarding the fruits of our labor. Our bed of herbs remain untouched by the bunny brigade. But much of what we naively hoped to sneak in has been munched to ground level and the 23 fence slats nailed in place are useless until the entire enclosure is complete. The lesson is not lost on me. I’m a grower and gatherer. The more the merrier, my heart always says. Then I look just beyond my plantings and I’m forced to admit there are predators out there, some soft and innocent looking. There are times I must choose a barrier to safeguard and protect what I am growing. Some of life should be invited in. Some must be forced out. Come rain or shine, the fencing project concludes this weekend so the planting can begin.

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Gwyneth McSween, center, and fellow Broad View Elementary third graders can’t conceal their excitement at Oak Harbor High School.

Making reading fun Island Reading Challenge takes fun approach to boosting levels of reading for kids By RON NEWBERRY

C Staff reporter

oping with nerves can be a tricky thing. G w y n e t h McSween was having a little trouble herself as she sat with a group of fidgety third graders from Broad View Elementary as the curtain was about to rise. But, in typical 8-year-old fashion, she came up with a strategy to deal with stage fright, and her classmates loved it. “I got a little nervous so we pretended to throw up on each other,” McSween said. “She kept pretending to throw up!” Dallin Wright piped in with delight. Clearly, the method served as an ice breaker for the Broad View third graders, who wound up winning the

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Kim Kellogg, a K-5 literacy coach for the Oak Harbor schools, keeps track of team scoring at the second annual Island Reading Challenge Wednesday night at Oak Harbor High School. All seven public elementary schools on Whidbey Island participated in the program that involved third graders. first-place trophy at the second Island Reading Challenge Wednesday night at Oak Harbor High School. The competition involved only two elementary schools in the Oak Harbor School District last year, but expanded this year to include all seven elementary schools in the Oak Harbor, Coupeville and South Whidbey school districts. The program is a collaborative effort of Sno-Isle Libraries and the three school districts with the primary mission of improving the reading levels of

elementary school students and making reading fun. “Statistics show that kids who aren’t reading well by third grade have a higher dropout rate when they get to high school,” said Jane LopezSantillana, children’s librarian for the Oak Harbor Library. “It’s also an age when we can still get kids excited about reading.” Lopez-Santillana was part of a similar program when she worked in Seattle and wanted to bring it to Whidbey Island. She teamed up with Kim

Kellogg, the K-5 literacy coach for Oak Harbor schools, to start the program in Oak Harbor and watched reading levels from participating third graders at Crescent Harbor and Olympic View elementaries jump significantly last year. They successfully pitched the idea to expand to the remaining elementary schools on Whidbey Island to make it an all-island event and got an army of volunteers from parents to community members to make it possible. See CHALLENGE, A13

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Births Whidbey General Hospital Magnus Wayne Wester, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, was born May 13. He is the son of Michael and Kerry Western of Coupeville. Marquise Dwayne Samuell, 9 pounds, 15 ounces, was born May 15. He is the son of Dwayne

Samuell and Ulpiana Balaguer of Oak Harbor. Alejandro Manzo, 6 pounds, 4 ounces, was born May 17. He is the son of Brenda Loera. Samuel Julius Bianchi, 8 poounds, 15 ounces, was born May 17. He is the son of Michael and Laurie Bianchi of Oak Harbor. Esperanza Jade Webb, 5 pounds, 10 ounces, was born May 21. She is the daughter of Wendy Cornejo of Oak Harbor. Michael Robert Twomey Jones, 8 pounds, 14 ounces, was

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born May 22. He is the son of James Jones and Kameko Twomey of Clinton.

Naval Hospital Oak Harbor Cole Gregory Ackerman, 8 pounds, 13 ounces, was born May 2. He is the son of David and Courtney Ackerman. Colin Joseph Neumann, 6 pounds, 9 ounces, was born May 15. He is the son of Brian and Maria

Neumann. Trevor James Walter, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, was born May 17. He is the son of Timothy and Teresa Walter. Imri Elisio Goldman, 7 pounds, 12 ounces, was born May 18. He is the son of Esther Goldman. Scarlet Marie Barnes, 5 pounds, 12 ounces, was born May 20. She is the daughter of Michael and Annett Barnes. Ethan Thomas Hall, 7 pounds, 5.5 ounces, was born May 22. He is the son of Andrew and Sarah Hall.

Hailey Belle Richardson, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, was born May 22. She is the daughter of Douglas and Amanda Richardson. Jerin Jimenez Jr., 7 pounds, was born May 22. He is the son of Jerin and Kiki Jimenez. Gabriel Alexander Belmar, 8 pounds, 10 ounces, was born May 23. He is the son of Thuy and Lester Belmar Jr. Lilly Ann Holmbery, 9 pounds, 1 ounce, was born May 24. She is the daughter of Eric and Audra Holmberg.

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American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event, June 1, North Whidbey Middle School, Oak Harbor. Teams from across Whidbey Island participate in this community gathering that began Friday and continues through Saturday afternoon. The event raises money for the American Cancer Society and increases awareness of the disease. Participants celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost and learn more about the fight against cancer. 360-6758091, Wellington garage sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wellington Day School at Pioneer Park, just off the highway south of Bayview. Multi-family garage sale. Fundraising efforts to improve the gym for winter use by our students and community events. cmulcahy@ Cheerleading clinic, 10 a.m.noon, June 1, Island Cheer LLC, 2151 Goldie Road, Suite H-2, Oak Harbor. For kids 5-18. Free clinic to learn about whether cheerleading is for you. 360-299-2867, or Island County Master Gardeners South end plant clinic, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., June 1, Skagit Farmers Supply Country Store, Freeland. Free gardening advice. 360-240-5527. Island County Master Gardeners Central Whidbey plant clinic, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 1, Coupeville Farmers Market. Free gardening advice. 360-240-5527. Murder mystery event, 6 p.m., June 1, Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 N.W. 2nd Ave. “Murder Amongst the Mateys” is an interactive pirate murder mystery. Come dressed as a pirate and play a role while enjoying appetizers and help solve the murder mystery. There will be prizes. $20 for tickets. Fundraiser for the Watoto orphanage in Uganda. 360-679-1561.


They were all united by a cause. “One of the main goals of the Island Reading Challenge is to promote reading as a fun endeavor and to encourage teamwork, just like with sports. Research shows that the more students read, the more success they have in school.” Kellogg said the competitive part was to build excitement and foster teamwork. “We really wanted kids to feel positive about this,” she said.

ADVANCED ROSE CARE CLASS: The Washington State University Island County Master Gardeners will be holding an advanced rose care class June 9 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Greenbank Farm. Maryanne Coffey will be the presenter. She is is a consulting rosarian and rose judge with the American Rose Society. The class is free and will be held at the Stansberry Cottage in the Master Gardener Education Garden. Coffey will share which roses are best to grow on Whidbey Island and how to best deal with the wind, among other topics.

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Island County Master Gardeners South end plant clinic, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., June 8, Skagit Farmers Supply Country Store, Freeland. Free gardening advice. 360-240-5527.

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June 2, 2812 Thompson Road off Highway 225, Langley. Tim Donovan Band is playing space blues, rock and fun stuff to prance about on the grass — and picnic. Band members include Tim Donovan, vocals and piano and Ron Rossel, bass. Fresh local produce at the market is abundant and there are lots of crafts and nursery products. Enjoy cold organic lemonade or hot coffee and brunch for take out or to eat on site. 360-6324451, or market@southwhidbeytilth. org

Island County Master Gardeners Central Whidbey plant clinic, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 8, Coupeville Farmers Market. Free gardening advice. 360-240-5527. Gardening class, Creating a garden sanctuary, 10:30 a.m., June 8, Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave. Talk covers various design elements needed to create a special place in your garden for meditation, quiet reading or just enjoying the beauty of the garden. Free. 360-331-7323, or

Cajun potluck and Zydeco dance, 6-10 p.m., June 2, Deer Lagoon Grange. Ken Pickard’s Zydeco Explosion will play preceded by a Cajun potluck.

Monday June 3

Movie showing, International Nights in Coupeville, “The Legend of 1900,” 5:30-7:45 p.m., June 3, Coupeville Library meeting room. Movie is Rated “R” for language. Free. 360-678-4911, or

Tuesday June 4

Swim program registration, noon-6 p.m., June 4, Coupeville Library community meeting room. 54th annual Coupeville Lions Swim Program registration. $35 a session. Sign up kids for 35-minute lessons in partnership with Camp Casey Pool. Lessons will tke place Monday through Thursday July 8-11 and July 15-18 from 4-7 p.m. Levels 1-5 will be offered. 360678-5912, lesliefranzen@coupeville. net, or Whidbey Island music teachers potluck, 9:30 a.m.-

The Island Reading Challenge program started in March after hundreds of books were donated to the island’s pubic elementary schools by Friends of Library groups in Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Freeland and Langley. These volunteer groups raise money to help provide library programs. The five Oak Harbor elementary schools received 25 sets of the six-book series used for the Island Reading Challenge. Once a week, third graders would use their lunch time or give up a recess to participate in the program with a teacher, parent or community vol-

Photo courtesy Dale Jordan

A pair of bald eagles hang out along the beach near Keystone. Share your photos with Whidbey News-Times readers — email them to 12:30 p.m., 1975 Stick Point, Oak Harbor. Annual potluck and duet play. 520-456-5782, or Health screening, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June 4, Ace Hardware in Oak Harbor. Oak Harbor Lions Club sponsoring free health screening for vision and hearing. No appointments needed. Also will be held June 5 during same hours.

Wednesday June 5

Foster parent informational class, 1-4 p.m., June 5, DSHS, 275 S.E. Pioneer Way, 3rd floor, Oak Harbor. Free informational meeting for potential foster parents, who are great need in Island County. 360-416-7399, or

unteer providing guidance. Books ranged from “The Lemonade War” to “Sarah, Plain and Tall” to “Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and other Scary Things.” “It required a lot of additional outside-of-school reading if you wanted to read all six books,” Kellogg said. Many took that time. “I read all six,” Jonathan Tang of Broad View said. “I read five of them,” McSween said. “I read the same book four times,” added Lindsey Middleton. Reading comprehension was the barometer for success in the program. The competition revolved

Thursday June 6

Veteran’s Coffee Club meeting, 9-11 a.m., June 6, Harbor Tower Village, 100 E. Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor. For veterans and their spouses. A chance to socialize every Thursday morning. Enjoy coffee and muffins. Free. 360-675-2569, or

Saturday June 8

Knit in Public Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 8, Coupeville Library. Bring your needles and your current projects and join the “knit in.” 360-678-4911, or lfranzen@

around questions about the books’ subject matter. In the end, the top performing teams from each school advanced to Wednesday night’s Island Reading Challenge grand finale. Roughly 50 kids representing seven teams competed on the main stage before a crowd that nearly filled the seats in the high school’s student union building. Participating teams were the Crescent Harbor Page Flippers, Broad View Fast Readers, Coupeville Book Worms, Hillcrest Super Sonic Readers, Oak Harbor Reading Kidz, Olympic View Speed Readers and South Whidbey Warthogs.

North Whidbey IDIPIC DUI/Underage Drinking prevention panel, 12:45 p.m., June 8, Oak Harbor Library conference room 137. Open to all, no late admittance. Required by local driving school for driver’s ed. student and parent. 360-672-8219 or www. Star Party, 8:30-10:30 p.m., June 8, 2075 S.W. Fort Nugent St., Oak Harbor. Join local astronomers to take a closer look at the night sky. Hosted by Island County Astronomical Society. 206-2695730, or

Sunday June 9

Advanced rose care class, 1-2:30 p.m., June 9, Greenbank Farm. Put on by Washington State University Island County Master Gardeners at the Stansberry Cottage in the Master Gardener Educational Garden. You know how to grow roses, but are you challenged by our island climate? You will learn what roses are best to grow on Whidbey, how to deal with our winds and much more. Bring your questions. Maryanne Coffey is the presenter. Coffey is a consulting rosarian and rose judge for the American Rose Society. Free.

After a question was asked, each team would huddle then write down an answer with a designated runner taking the piece of paper to an event official. Of the 24 questions posed during three rounds of competition, Broad View earned a perfect score. Lopez-Santillana said the participants in the program were not a reflection of simply the most advanced learners, but of a broad spectrum of students eager to participate. She said the idea was to expose all kids to more reading and inspire them to want to continue. Two years ago, the Oak Harbor schools received a

three-year grant from the Department of Defense to promote reading in children preschool through fifth grade called “Early Reading, Lifelong Success.” The Island Reading Challenge is part of the effort to strengthen literacy. “I had many parents come up to me and say, ‘I couldn’t get them to read a book. Now we’re reading every night,’” Lopez-Santillana said. “We didn’t talk about this as winners or non-winners, because everyone is winning.” n Reach Whidbey NewsTimes staff reporter Ron Newberry at 360-675-6611.

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WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. ( F O R M E R LY K N OW N AS FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK), AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2002-2, Plaintiff, vs. E S TAT E O F B I L L W. HURST; GARY HURST; UNKNOWN HEIRS, SPOUSE, LEGATEES AND DEVISEES OF THE ESTATE OF BILL W. HURST; DOES 1-10 i n c l u s i ve ; U N K N OW N O C C U PA N T S o f t h e subject real proper ty; PARTIES IN POSSESSION of the subject real p r o p e r t y ; PA R T I E S CLAIMING A RIGHT TO POSSESSION of the subject property; and also, all other unknown persons or parties claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described in the Complaint herein, Defendants. Case No.: 13-2-00226-9 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION To : E s t a t e O f B i l l W Hurst; UNKNOWN HEIRS, SPOUSE, LEGATEES AND DEVISEES OF THE Estate of Bill W. Hurst; DOES 1-10 inclusive; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS of the subject real property; PARTIES IN POSSESSION of the subject real proper ty; PARTIES CLAIMING A R I G H T TO P O S S E S SION of the subject proper ty; and also, all other unknown persons or parties claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described in the Complaint herein. THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO THE SAID DEFENDANTS: Yo u a r e h e r e by s u m moned to appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty days after the 18th day of May, 2013, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court, and answer the complaint of the Plaintiff, U.S. BANK NATIONAL A S S O C I AT I O N , A S T RU S T E E , S U C C E S -

SOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. ( F O R M E R LY K N OW N AS FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK), AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2002-2, and serve a copy of your answer upon the unders i g n e d a t t o r n e y s fo r P l a i n t i f f, M c C a r t hy & Holthus, LLP at the office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The basis for the complaint is a foreclosure of the property commonly known as 84 SE Glencoe St, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, ISLAND County, Washington for failure to pay loan amounts when due. DATED: May 14, 2013 M c C a r t hy & H o l t h u s, LLP /s/Angela M. Michael Angela M. Michael, WSBA #37727 Rober t William McDonald WSBA #43842 M a r y S t e a r n s, W S B A #42543 Joseph Ward McIntosh WSBA #39470 19735 10th Avenue NE, Ste. N200 Poulsbo, WA 98370 855-809-3977 Attorneys for Plaintiff LEGAL NO.: 481383 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. May 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22




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CNS-2490792# Fro n ti er p rov id e s f la t rate residential service for $16.90 and business service for $33.60. Other t a xe s, fe e s, a n d s u r c h a r g e s m a y a p p l y. Fr o n t i e r o f fe r s s i n g l e par ty ser vice, touch tone, toll blocking, access to long distance, emergency services, operator assistance, and d i r e c t o r y a s s i s t a n c e. Use of these ser vices may result in additional charges. Budget or economy services may also be available. If you have any questions regarding Frontier’s rates or services, please call us at 1-800-921-8101 for fur ther infor mation or visit us at 6/1/13 WHIDBEY NEWSTIMES/SOUTH WHIDBEY RECORD LEGAL NO. 484452 Published: Whidbey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. June 1, 2013. MEETING NOTICE ISLAND COUNTY DIKING DISTRICT NO. 1 S TAT E D M E E T I N G FOR JUNE 6, 2013, WILL BE HELD AT 7:00 PM IN THE FREELAND LIBRARY. LEGAL NO.485302 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. June 1, 2013. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR THE COUNTY OF ISLAND U.S. BANK NATIONAL A S S O C I AT I O N , A S T RU S T E E , S U C C E S SOR IN INTEREST TO

MEETING NOTICE Island County Diking District No. 1 will hold a Special Meeting on May 30, 2013, 6:00 pm, at the Freeland Public Library in Freeland, WA. LEGAL NO. 485360 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. June 1, 2013

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ISLAND TRANSIT SURPLUS SALE Island Transit is having a “Cash Only” public Surplus Sale on June 8th & 9th, 2013. Sale hours shall be 9:00am 3:00pm each day. Location: Island Transit Bus Barn, 19758 SR 20, Coupeville WA 98239. Items include Office Equipment, Desks, C h a i r s , R e f r i g e r a t o r, Fr e e ze r, Ta bl e s, F i l e Cabinets, and other miscellaneous items. All Sales are final and “as is.” If unable to take items away on day of s a l e, mu s t r e t u r n fo r p i ck u p n o l a t e r t h a n 4:00pm on June 10th. LEGAL NO. 484363 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. May 29, June 1, 5, 8, 2013. Jennifer K. Brumley A M E N D O L A D OT Y & BRUMLEY, PLLC 702 N. 4th Street Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 Telephone: (208) 6648225 Facsimile: (208) 7651046 ISBN: 5969 Attorneys for Petitioners IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI In the Consolidated Matter of the Termination of the Parental Rights of: SARAH MARLENE OLSEN and BRANDON JEFFREY LEWIS and THOMAS LARIMORE, and the adoption of: LILITH AVALON-ROSE OLSEN (DOB: 1/24/06), and SIDRA NICOLE JAELA OLSEN (DOB: 7/23/07) A Minor. CASE NO. CV-13-2449 NOTICE OF HEARING DATE: July 11, 2013 TIME: 4:15PM J U D G E : S C OT T L . WAYMAN PLACE: Kootenai County Courthouse N OT I C E I S H E R E B Y GIVEN that the Petitioners, through Jennifer K. Brumley of the law firm of AMENDOLA DOTY & BRUMLEY, PLLC, shall bring on for hearing their Motion for Termination/ Adoption before the H o n o r a bl e S C OT T L . WAYMAN on July 11, 2013, at the hour of 4:15 p.m., or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard. DATED this 7th day of April, 2013. A M E N D O L A D OT Y & BRUMLEY, PLLC Attorneys for Petitioners By: Jennifer K. Brumley LEGAL NO. 485269 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. June 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR THE COUNTY OF ISLAND U.S. BANK NATIONAL A S S O C I AT I O N , A S T RU S T E E , S U C C E S SOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. ( F O R M E R LY K N OW N AS FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK), AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE

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LOAN TRUST 2002-2, Plaintiff, vs. E S TAT E O F B I L L W. HURST; GARY HURST; UNKNOWN HEIRS, SPOUSE, LEGATEES AND DEVISEES OF THE ESTATE OF BILL W. HURST; DOES 1-10 i n c l u s i ve ; U N K N OW N O C C U PA N T S o f t h e subject real proper ty; PARTIES IN POSSESSION of the subject real p r o p e r t y ; PA R T I E S CLAIMING A RIGHT TO POSSESSION of the subject property; and also, all other unknown persons or parties claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described in the Complaint herein, Defendants. Case No.: 13-2-00226-9 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION To : E s t a t e O f B i l l W Hurst; UNKNOWN HEIRS, SPOUSE, LEGATEES AND DEVISEES OF THE Estate of Bill W. Hurst; DOES 1-10 inclusive; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS of the subject real property; PARTIES IN POSSESSION of the subject real proper ty; PARTIES CLAIMING A R I G H T TO P O S S E S SION of the subject proper ty; and also, all other unknown persons or parties claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described in the Complaint herein. THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO THE SAID DEFENDANTS: Yo u a r e h e r e by s u m moned to appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty days after t h e 2 5 t h d ay o f M ay and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court, and answer the complaint of the Plaintiff, U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIAT I O N , A S T RU S T E E , SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. (FORM E R LY K N O W N A S FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK), AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2002-2, and serve a copy of your answer upon the unders i g n e d a t t o r n e y s fo r P l a i n t i f f, M c C a r t hy & Holthus, LLP at the office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The basis for the complaint is a foreclosure of the property commonly known as 84 SE Glencoe St, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, ISLAND County, Washington for failure to pay loan amounts when due. DATED: May 25, 2013 M c C a r t hy & H o l t h u s, LLP /s/Angela M. Michael Angela M. Michael, WSBA #37727 Rober t William McDonald WSBA #43842 M a r y S t e a r n s, W S B A #42543 Joseph Ward McIntosh WSBA #39470 19735 10th Avenue NE, Ste. N200 Poulsbo, WA 98370 855-809-3977 Attorneys for Plaintiff LEGAL NO. 483718 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013.

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Jennifer K. Brumley A M E N D O L A D OT Y & BRUMLEY, PLLC 702 N. 4th Street Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 Telephone: (208) 6648225 Facsimile: (208) 7651046 ISBN: 5969 Attorneys for Petitioners IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI In the Consolidated Matter of the Termination of the Parental Rights of: SARAH MARLENE OLSEN and BRANDON JEFFREY LEWIS and THOMAS LARIMORE, and the adoption of: LILITH AVALON-ROSE OLSEN (DOB: 1/24/06), and SIDRA NICOLE JAELA OLSEN (DOB: 7/23/07) A Minor. CASE NO. CV-13-2449 ANOTHER SUMMONS NOTICE: YOU HAVE BEEN SUED BY THE ABOVE-NAMED PETITONERS. THE COURT M AY E N T E R J U D G MENT AGAINST YOU W I T H O U T F U RT H E R NOTICE UNLESS YOU RESPOND WITHIN T W E N T Y ( 2 0 ) DAY S. READ THE INFORMATION BELOW. TO: SARAH MARLENE OLSEN, BRANDON JEFFREY LEWIS AND THOMAS LARIMORE You have been sued by TY ANTHONY COLLIER and LESLIE GEORGE COLLIER, the Petitioners, in the District Court i n a n d f o r Ko o t e n a i County, Idaho, Case No. CV-13-2449. The nature of the claim against you is a Petition for Termination of Parent-Child Relationship and for Adoption. Any time after 20 days following the last publication of this Another S u m m o n s, t h e C o u r t may enter judgment against you without further notice, unless prior to that time, you have filed a written response in the proper form, including the case number, and paid any required filing fee to the Clerk of the Court at 324 W. G a r d e n A v e n u e , Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814, (208)446-1160, and ser ved a copy of your response on the Petitioner’s attorney at 720 N. 4th Street, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814, (208)664-8225. A copy of the Petition for Termination of ParentChild Relationship and for Adoption can be obtained by contacting either the Clerk of the Court or the attorney for Petitioners. If you wish to legal assistance, you should immediately retain an attorney to advise you in this matter. DATED this 2nd day of April, 2013 CLIFFORD T. HAYES CLERK OF THE DISTRICT COURT /s/ Debra A. Zook Debra A. Zook LEGAL NO. 485267 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. June 1, 8, 15, 22, 2013

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NOTICE An open bid auction will be held at Christian’s Towing, 685 Christian Road, Oak Harbor, WA. 98277 on WEDNESDAY JUNE 5, 2013. Viewing will take place from 12:00pm to 3:00 PM JUNE 05, 2013. Auction begin at 3:00pm on JUNE 05, 2013. 07 FORD FOCUS 1FAFP34N47W106932 539YKB 91 FORD ESCORT 1FAPP14J5MW149130 039ZNP 98 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR 5LMPU28L6WLJ55259 549TST 91 MERCURY CAPRI 6MPCT01Z1M8616842 549TST LEGAL NO. 485294 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. June 1, 2013.

1401 SE Catalina DR. Oak Harbor, WA. 98277 LEGAL NO. 485272 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. June 1,5,8, 2013.

manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative, or their 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 served 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 o f t h e n o t i c e. I f t h e 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: May 18, 2013. TINA M. KUHANECK, Personal Representative c/o James L. Kotschwar, Attorney for Personal Representative, WSBA #10823 265 NE Kettle Street; Suite 1, P.O. Box 1593 Oak Harbor, Washington 98277 (360) 675-2207 LEGAL NO.481640 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. May 18, 25, June 1, 2013.

NOTICE Nor th Whidbey Fire & Rescue has a Small Purchase Vendor List which may be used when awarding purchase contracts where the estimated cost is from $10,000 up to $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 Nor th Whidbey Fire & Rescue at 360-675-1131 or Nor th Whidbey Fire & Rescue 7 7 0 N E M i d way B l v d Suite 201 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 LEGAL NO. 485275 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. June 1, 2013. NOTICE OF AUCTION A public auction will be held at A-1 Towing 1201 NE 16th Ave. Oak Harb o r, WA 9 8 2 7 7 o n Tuesday June 5th 2013. Wrecked and abandoned Vehicles. Viewing at 10:00AM, auction at 11:00AM. (360) 6753309 LEGAL NO. 485297 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. June 1, 2013. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the hereinafter described vessel, together with appurtenances, will be sold at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash pursuant to RCW 53.08.310 et seq., at the Oak Harbor Marina, located at 1401 SE Catalina Drive, in the C i t y o f O a k H a r b o r, County of Island, at 10:00 a.m. on the 8th day of June 2013, to satisfy Marina charges, including costs of sale and related legal expenses. VESSEL NO. AND NAME WN 498 EG Mistress DESCRIPTION LAST KNOWN OWNER AND ADDRESS O F VESSEL Christopher Jessey 1 9 6 6 2 8 ’ Pe m b r o ke POWER BOAT 367 Homestead Rd. HULL WHITE Oak Harbor, WA . BLUE CANVAS 98277 Slip D-26 Conditions of sale are listed at the Harbor Master’s Office, Oak Harbor Marina, 1401 SE Catalina Drive, Oak Harbor, Washington. OAK HARBOR MARINA /s/ Chris Sublet Oak Harbor Marina Harbormaster

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR SNOHOMISH COUNTY Estate of BRUCE H. WALLEN, Deceased. PROBATE NO. 13 4 00684 2 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40020; 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the deceased 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 (30) days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1 )(C); or [2] four (4) months after the date of the 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 RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate assets and nonprobate assets DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: May 18, 2013 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: /s/ Joann J. Redenius Joann J. Redenius ADDRESS FOR MAILING OR SERVICE: JOANN J. REDENIUS C / O D E A N P. S H E P HERD SHEPHERD & SHEPHERD ATTORNEYS AT LAW 1 1 2 3 R D AV E N U E SOUTH PO. Box416 EDMONDS, WA98020 (425) 776-1155 Attor ney for Personal Representative: /s/ Dean P. Shepherd Dean P. Shepherd WSBA#8649 LEGAL NO.481647 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. May 18, 25, June 1, 2013. SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF ISLAND In the Matter of the Estate of ALBERT JOHN KUHANECK, Deceased. NO. 13-4-00010-7 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

THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In Re the Estate of RALPH A. LEIDHOLM, Deceased. NO. 13 4 00093 0 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(l)(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 11040.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: May 18, 2013 Personal Representative: Larry Leidholm Attor ney for Personal Representative: M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236. (360) 341-1515. DATED this 10th day of

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May, 2013. /s/ Larry Leidholm Larry Leidholm, Personal Representative 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.481643 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. May 18, 25, June 1, 2013. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In Re the Estate of DORIS LEIDHOLM, Deceased. NO. 13 4 00094 8 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(l)(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 11040.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: May 18,2013 Personal Representative: Larry Leidholm Attor ney for Personal Representative: M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236. (360) 341-1515. DATED this 10th day of May, 2013. /s/ Larry Leidholm Larry Leidholm, Personal Representative 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.481641 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. May 18, 25, June 1, 2013.

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tax CONTINUED FROM A1 about $52.50 extra per year in property taxes. The council wants the proposal to go to the voters in either the primary or general election this year. The council is made up of a mix of law-and-justice officials,

government officials and citizens. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown and Banks, the co-chairmen, signed the finalized resolution Thursday. The resolution outlines specific impacts caused by cuts in county law-and-justice departments due to the budget shortfall since 2008 . Fifteen law-and-justice positions were cut or had their hours reduced.

“Due to budget-imposed layoffs since 2008, the Sheriff has eliminated proactive investigations into methamphetamine, heroin and other hard drug trafficking operations, permitting drug traffickers to distribute drugs to adults and children in rural Island County with little risk of being detected, arrested and prosecuted,” the resolution states.

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The resolution also states that non-violent property crimes, such as burglary and theft, are a low priority for deputies and prosecutors because of budget-imposed layoffs. The prosecutor hasn’t been able to provide training to police officers, “resulting in compromised prosecutions due to illegally gathered evidence, and creating a financial

liability for preventable civil rights violations,” the resolution states. Brown emphasized that his office is tied with the Thurston County Sheriff’s Department for the lowest-staffed department in the state on a per capita basis. Brown said he was understaffed even before the cuts. He said his priority is to provide 24-hour coverage,

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A group of leaders from the Oak Harbor religious community and others were critical of a proposed policy presented to the council during its May 7 meeting. The prayer proponents said they were particularly upset that the policy stated that those giving the invocation shouldn’t mention the name of a deity. Tim Geist, a pastor for Bible Baptist Church, was among those who pointed out that the Ninth Circuit just ruled on the very issue and concluded it is constitutional for the City of Lancaster to open a council meeting with a prayer that mentions Jesus Christ. City council members tabled the earlier proposal. Several council members said they were upset that Mayor Scott Dudley put on proposal on the agenda without giving them advance notice. During a workshop Wednesday, Weed presented the revised policy proposal. He said the previous proposal was in fact based on a Supreme Court decision from the 1980s and

didn’t take into account the Lancaster decision, which was issued in March. Weed said different appeals courts around the nation have disagreed on the issue, but the Ninth Circuit is the court for Washington and many other Western states. As a result of the dueling opinions, the United States Supreme Court agreed this session to weigh in on a similar case. Weed said he doesn’t expect that decision for at least a year. Weed gave the council a couple of options for how to proceed. Options included waiting for the Supreme Court ruling. Council members, however, seemed to approve of the newer proposed policy, which Weed said he based on the Lancaster ruling. The new proposal states that, “the opportunity to offer an invocation is voluntary and the contents of the invocation may be dictated by the beliefs of the individual or organization offering the invocation.”

elected. Hancock declined to comment on the appropriateness of prayer in public meetings, saying it’s possible the issue would come before him in court. McDowell said he doesn’t see anything wrong with a prayer. “If you want my opinion, I think it’s a good idea despite all the controversy it might cause,” McDowell said. He noted that it’s not unusual, citing Oak Harbor and U.S. Congress. The Oak Harbor council has opened it’s monthly meetings with a prayer for years, but not without some controversy. The same may be true should the commissioners’ follow suit. “I think prayers in a public meeting are inappropriate,” said Ledgewood resident Dick Caldwell, a county commissioner from 1987 to 1982. Unless there is a specific observance, such as a prayer on Memorial Day, Caldwell said he doesn’t believe they should be allowed. “I just don’t think it’s necessary,” he said. “I

seven days a week at all three precincts. To accomplish that, he wants 16 new patrol officers. Plus, he is asking for three more corrections deputies in the jail and three more detectives. He said his hope is to hire the new employees over a series of years. The commissioners will get their first chance to discuss the resolution June 12.

don’t think it adds anything.” Johnson, a member of the Reformed Church of America congregation, said she disagrees. “To be honest, I pray before every meeting,” Johnson said. “I don’t think it’s bad to ground these meetings in something bigger than yourself.” That doesn’t mean that there shouldn’t be guidelines as to what’s allowed. If something does move forward, rules need to be in place that mirror those of Oak Harbor, she said. Prayers are conducted by religious leaders from multiple faiths in an attempt to ensure no favoritism. The idea isn’t to advocate for one faith over another but to have “moment of reflection,” Johnson said. “Of course, we’re not going to do anything without legal review.” Emerson said she researched the issue and isn’t aware of any legal headaches that might arise. She said she believes the proposal will meet with public approval. “I see no reason for them not to,” she said. “They can see the benefit of civility.”



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