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Commissioner stripped of chairmanship By Justin Burnett Staff reporter


“I absolutely believe this was made up just to remove me as chair.”

Island County Commissioner Kelly Emerson is no longer chairwoman of the board. Carrying through with threats made last week, commissioners Helen Price Johnson and Jill Johnson voted to revoke Emerson’s status as chairperson during the final minutes of Wednesday’s work session. Johnson was appointed chairwoman in her place. “I feel the chair has once again decided to just make

her own decision and put out another special session notice,” Price Johnson said. “I don’t believe this is in the best interest of the county, to be on edge wondering what the next thing the chair will be doing.” Price Johnson moved to reconsider chairwomanship of the board and received a second from Johnson. “I am sad,” Johnson said. “We can argue the nuances of what was said and what wasn’t said for this special session, but the direction from this board was clear.” Emerson called the decision “ludicrous.” And in a later interview, she charged her fellow commissioners

with fabricating an issue to justify rescinding her position as leader of the board. On Tuesday, Emerson approved the release of a special session notice that announces the planned attendance of at least two board members at a community meeting in Freeland Wednesday evening. The notice was signed and approved by Emerson, a District 1 Republican. It comes just one week after she was publicly chastised by her colleagues for approving See EMERSON, A20

Lambert double-murder trial opens

Photo provided by Gary Stuntz

Spinnakers fly during last year’s Whidbey Island Race Week. The same of which can be expected at this year’s event which begins today, Saturday, July 13.


Oak Harbor resident Joshua Lambert is representing himself in a trial that started this week. He’s accused of a double murder and kidnapping.

Aunt describes horrifying discovery

By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

It’s been a year and nine months since two elderly men were stabbed to death at their North Whidbey homes and a woman was tied up with packing tape. Trial for suspect Joshua Lambert finally started this week with two full days of jury selection followed by harrowing testimony about the events of Oct. 3, 2011. Lambert, 32, a high-school dropout, is acting as his own attorney and is asserting an insanity defense against charges that include two counts of firstdegree murder and a count of kidnapping. He’s accused of killing both his grandfathers and abducting his great aunt;

he claims that he committed the acts in the midst of a schizophrenic delusion in which he needed to save his sons from hostile FBI agents. Lambert continues to be frustrated by court rules. He frequently argues with Island County Superior Court Judge Vickie Churchill, who told him on at least one occasion that he’s in contempt of court. He sits alone at the defense table, surrounded by two corrections deputies and the bailiff because he’s considered a security risk. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks outlined the case against Lambert in opening statements. His voice was thick with emotion as he continually turned to look at Lambert when describing the violence. “The evidence will show that Mr. Lambert went on this killing spree, this See LAMBERT trial, A10

Whidbey Race Week sails into 31st year By JANIS REID Staff reporter

Oak Harbor is launching its 31st Whidbey Island Race Week today. The annual event that draws sailors from all over the world. Organizer Gary Stuntz said he believes the event has maintained such a loyal following because of its location on Whidbey Island. “It’s a beautiful area to sail,” Stuntz said. “It’s a week’s worth of sailing, and how can you beat a party every night See race week, A20

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Drinking too much alcohol is like allowing a foreign object to damage an aircraft’s flight capability. This concept, among others, is at the center of a budding program on Whidbey Island Naval Air Station aiming to eliminate Navy DUIs by teaching responsible behavior in the language of combat. The program is named for the “White Jersey” position on an aircraft carrier, a sailor whose job it is to ensure that all flight crew members are on the safe side of the foul line, which marks the edge of the flight path. In this vein, a sailor is assigned to accompany a group from his or her squadron when they go out for drinks. The White Jersey’s job is to ensure that his fellow sailors are kept out of trouble and transported safety back to base. “Party, then go home like a celebrated squadron,” the program’s training materials say. “What’s unique about this program is that we’ve used the terminology of the aviation community,” said NAS Whidbey Command Chaplain Lt. Tim Loney. “In military terms, we always want to empower them to perform the mission. On the human side, DUIs are counterproductive to the operation.” The program outline makes it clear that a White Jersey is not the same as a designated driver. A White Jersey does much more than that, monitoring behavior for risk factors and providing peer counseling. In addition to targeting DUIs, the program aims to eliminate other alcohol-related incidents such as fighting and sexual assault. Loney said research shows that nearly 100 percent of active-duty military sexual assault involves alcohol. The idea is that the program would create an environment where sailors “have each other’s back” in a drinking situating in the same way they would on mission. While a DUI can have dire consequences for anyone,

Sailors earn ‘DUI Days’ for being incident-free By JANIS REID Staff reporter

Some Whidbey Island Naval Air Station commands are giving sailors a day off if they avoid alcohol-related incidents. While not every command participates in the program, which started about a year and a half ago at NAS Whidbey, the base has seen a dramatic decline in active-duty DUIs, according to NAS Whidbey Executive Officer Chris Phillips. If a participating squadron goes without a DUI or alcohol-related incident for 90 days, the members receive 24 hours of leave as a “DUI Day,” Phillips said. He said some squadrons work to remain incidentfree for an entire year in order to earn a four-day leave. NAS Whidbey’s active-duty servicemen and women saw 50 DUIs last year, Phillips said. This year, which ends Sept. 30, has only seen 18 DUIs. Phillips sees this as evidence that the program is working. “What we have seen is a dramatic drop in DUIs,” Phillips said. “What we are trying to do is change behavior.” “Giving a sailor a day off is an incentive recognizing responsible behavior. You really cannot look at someone in the military as being an hourly employee as he or she is in the service 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Mike Welding, public affairs officer for NAS Whidbey. Phillips agrees. Sailors, he explained, “serve at the pleasure of,” often working long hours for the same salary each month, making the DUI Days a sort of compensation day for previous time worked. legally and financially, a sailor has the added repercussions of military discipline. Loney said that a DUI is not necessarily grounds for immediate discharge depending on the circumstances, but at minimum it can have a long-term career impact in the Navy of today. A second DUI, however, would mean immediate discharge and the loss of retirement benefits in some cases, according to the Navy’s official website. If a sailor or officer is arrested for any reason, Navy law “requires all Navy personnel to self-report criminal arrests and charges.” Failure to do so is considered a failure “to obey a lawful general order” and could be grounds for discharge as well. Rick Norrie, law enforcement liaison for the Island County Sheriff’s Department, said that the program “all sounds good.” Unfortunately, he said, we still have a “huge problem.” Norrie said the department has not really seen any marked changes in recent years of Navy drinking and driving behavior. However, he has seen evidence of commands providing rides to

sailors who have had a little too much. However, just last weekend, Norrie reported that he was almost rear-ended by a Navy intelligence specialist not stationed at NAS Whidbey who blew a .16 at around 5 a.m. According to White Jersey training materials, a blood alcohol content of .15 percent looks like this: Subject “may walk backward when going forward, may vomit, may fall off bar stool, is unable to get shot glass into beer, makes it into a YouTube video, believes the solution to three friends consuming all eight six-packs in two hours is another beer run.” While the effort was conceived last September, Loney and his team are just starting to roll out training on the program, and how it will be distributed to commands that wish to participate. So will sailors really plan ahead and self police as a result of the program? “It is our hope that is what is going to happen,” Loney said. “But it’s gonna take a while.”

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DOD employees protest civilian worker furloughs By JANIS REID Staff reporter

Discovering that Department of Defense civilian furloughs were imminent, Rick Dutton and a couple fellow employees knew what they had to do. “We decided that on the first day of furloughs, we’d come out and let people know what’s going on,” said Dutton, a DOD supervisor at the base HAZMAT facility. He retired after 21 years in the Navy as a senior chief storekeeper. Dutton, along with two fellow DOD employees, protested with signs at the corner of State Highway 20 and Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor Friday morning. Starting last week, roughly 1,200 civilian workers at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station are slated for an 11-week furlough, comprising a loss of one day a week or 20 percent of their income through the end of the fiscal year, Sept. 30. While most DOD employees will be furloughed on Fridays, some will be off Mondays to ensure service

needs are met. It is unclear how many of the base’s 1,200 contractors are affected by the furloughs. However, contractors who require DOD employee supervision will also be furloughed. “This is 20 percent less money flowing into the community,” Dutton said. “My wife and I are both DOD so it’s a double-whammy for us. We’re losing $1,600 gross per month.” The civilian furloughs, or involuntary time off, are part of the country-wide governmental sequestration which includes cuts to various programs that are funded federally, including the DOD, public schools and housing, as well as some non-profits. Major programs such as Medicare, Social Security, federal pensions and veteran’s benefits are exempt. “We haven’t had a budget in years and sequestration was supposed to be a motivational tool to create a budget,” Dutton said. “Now it seems like they’re using it as a solution.” Cmdr. Leslie Hull-Ryde,

Photo by Janis Reid / Whidbey News-Times

Retired Navy veterans and current Department of Defense civilian employees Ron Witherell, at far left, Rick Dutton and Ty Welch protested furloughs Friday at the intersection of Highway 20 and Pioneer Way. DOD spokesperson for personnel and readiness, said last month that the current one-day-a-week furlough

situation is “unprecedented.” The only previous furloughs occurred in 1995, first furloughing DOD civilians for a

week, and then three weeks. Ron Witherell, who stood with Dutton Friday in downtown Oak Harbor, has been

a warehouse lead at the base HAZMAT center for six years and retired after 20 years in the Navy as a chief storekeeper. “I’ve never seen congress so dysfunctional,” Witherell said. “This 11 weeks… I think it’s not gonna end there if we don’t make something of it. It’s gonna go past 11 weeks.” Naval Ocean Processing Facility instructor Ty Welch said Friday morning that he had to leave the protest for a few hours to go fill out parttime job applications. “I can’t afford the 20 percent pay cut,” Welch said. “They are wasting money on all these other projects while trying to balance the budget on our backs. I understand the federal government needs to balance the budget. But when you see them wasting money… it’s doesn’t go down well.” The trio plan to protest every Friday during furloughs until they end. “We’re small compared to some of the protests out there,” Dutton said. “But maybe we’ll grow.”

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Rally cry: Here come Harleys State H.O.G. rally will include bike parade through Oak Harbor

Little Leaguers’ stay could be homer for city By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

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Jon Marrs used a soft cloth to wipe down his metallic blue Harley-Davidson touring bike. The motorcyle, a monster at roughly 950 pounds, gleamed brilliantly in the sun. Still, Marrs kept at it, not wanting to miss any dust, returning for another rub. And another. Marrs and his wife Katie are in Hog heaven. Oak Harbor, their home for 20-plus years, is the host city for the 2013 Washington State Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) Rally. Already, more than 360 riders have registered for the event, which will take place July 18-20. The event will include a parade through downtown on the first night. “This is going to be a good opportunity to show off the island,” Jon Marrs said. The annual event is normally staged in the warmer climes of Eastern Washington, but rally coordinator Vince Danner opted to take a chance on a westside location in 2013 in what could be the final year of state H.O.G. rallies. They are considering going to regional rallies in the future. Danner pushed for Oak Harbor because of its small-town feel, abundance of scenic riding opportunities and ample lodging. Last year, Omak hosted the rally. “This time, I just thought it would be fun,” said Danner, who lives in Stanwood. “Most people are familiar with Deception Pass. Most of the people on motorcycles, their experience with Whidbey Island is Clinton and Mukilteo and going to Anacortes for the Oyster Run. I thought

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Katie and Jon Marrs of Oak Harbor look forward to showcasing Whidbey Island July 18-20.

Katie Marrs’ riding vest reflects her life membership with the North Cascades Harley Owners Group chapter of Washington State. it would be kind of neat to give them more of an opportunity to see more of the island than the central highway that runs down the middle.” Multiple rides are scheduled on and off the island over the three days, including the July 18 parade, which will go from 6-7 p.m. The parade will be staged at the Coachman Inn & Suites. Riders will travel down Midway

Boulevard, Pioneer Way and Ely Street before returning to the hotel. “I think it’s awesome myself,” said Katie Marrs, who works for the Oak Harbor School District. “It’s just like it’s in our own backyard. Everybody has their idea of what motorcyclists are. Last year, I was the director of Ladies of Harley (for the North Cascades chapter). Our group does a lot of fundraising for different people.”

Skagit Harley-Davidson, a dealership in Burlington, is the hub for the North Cascades chapter. The dealership is owned by Oak Harbor residents Fred and Lorie Smith. Katie Marrs said the North Cascades chapter has held fundraisers for Muscular Dystrophy, American Cancer Society and Phoenix Burn Camp, supported food banks and adopted families for Christmas. Katie said she and her husband were riding Harleys even before they got married nearly 19 years ago. And now, it’s a passion they share together. Danner said at least 10 states and three countries will be represented in Oak Harbor. The event is sponsored by the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 97. The Elks club will host many functions. “It’s about getting people together that are like-minded and enjoy riding their HarleyDavidson motorcycles and giving them an opportunity to ride and enjoy themselves,” he said.

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Barbara Bourg can see the baseball fields from her antique store. She isn’t quite sure what to expect once the Washington State Little League baseball tournament for 9- and 10-year-olds gets going July 13-21 at Windjammer Park “Some people might get a little tired and wander and we’re always happy to see them,” said Bourg, co-owner of Shady Ladies Antiques & Collectables on Bayshore Drive. Oak Harbor’s businesses could get an economic boost over the next week as roughly 230 players and coaches representing 13 teams from throughout Washington will be visiting the city. Parents and family members often accompany the players at this age group, multiplying the number of guests to the city. Erica Wasinger, president of North Whidbey Little League, expects about 500 visitors. All-Star teams from the state’s 13 Little League districts, from Richland to Ridgefield, will be represented. Each won their district title to get to Oak Harbor. “This is the youngest age group that has a Little League all-star team in this state,” Wasinger said. “This is their first time to go to any tournament, much less a state tournament. Historically, they get really excited and everyone (from their families) comes to watch. “It’s fun to watch.” Games begin Saturday, July 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Windjammer Park. The tournament will start with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m. Sedro Woolley is the nearest team, representing District 11, which covers Skagit and Island counties. Sedro Woolley defeated South Whidbey, 13-6, on the Fourth of July to advance to the state tournament. The site of the state tournaments rotates through the districts. Wasinger said Oak Harbor has hosted several district tournaments but couldn’t remember the last time it hosted a state tournament for Little League baseball. “It’s been a while,” she said. Kathy Reed, executive director for the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, couldn’t be happier. “When people are in town for more than a couple of days, they get to see what Oak Harbor has to offer,” Reed said. “It can be a huge boost not only for the economy but hopefully people love and enjoy their time here and want to come back in the future.”

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Third assault victim settles for $1.3 million

Work starts on downtown mural

By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Nancy Hakala, a mural painter from Auburn, Calif., began work this week on her latest project along Pioneer Way in downtown Oak Harbor. Hakala will be working over the next four-to-six weeks on a mural that depicts Oak Harbor’s history. Three Oak Harbor High School students will be helping with the privately funded project.

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The third of four women to file lawsuits against the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District over sexual assault allegations from the 1990s has settled for $1.3 million, district director Bill Walker said Friday. The four women, represented by Seattle attorney Lincoln Beauregard, were molested as children by convicted serial pedophile Andrew King, who was the swim coach for the Aquajets swim team in the mid-1990s. The lawsuits, filed in King County, claim that the district was negligent in hiring and supervising King, who had unlimited and unsupervised access to the girls. A group of parents at the time complained to district commissioners about King’s inappropriate behavior with female swimmers. The first lawsuit was settled last summer for $1.5 million. The woman was the only victim on the Aquajets team to report to police that King had raped and molested her. She was 12 years old when he started molesting her in 1994.

Oak Harbor police investigated, but King was never charged. King mysteriously disappeared in 1997, right before the park and recreation board was scheduled to discuss complaints about his inappropriate behavior. Detectives in San Jose, Calif. uncovered during a 2009 investigation that King is a serial pedophile who’s raped and molested dozens of girls while coaching swimming over a 30-year career. King is currently serving 40 years in a California prison after pleading no contest to 20 child molestations charges. The second lawsuit was settled last October for $2.1 million. Walker said a lawsuit filed by the fourth woman isn’t yet resolved. He said the parks and recreation district’s insurance company is handling the cases and the negotiations since it also pays the settlements. He said he didn’t know if there will be any more lawsuits related to King. Walker said he couldn’t discuss the cases because of ongoing litigation, but he emphasized that policies and procedures were subsequently adopted to keep children safe.

What are your thoughts on tax increases as a form of revenue generation? - Matt Zublic of Oak Harbor

Whenever possible, taxes should be reduced, not increased. This has historically proven to increase revenue. In recent decades government has expanded dramatically but it’s time we re-establish the original role of government. A smaller, more efficient government would leave more money in Lucas Yonkman the hands of those who earned it, leaving them in a better position City Councilman to support churches and other Position 4 non-profits who have historically provided for many of the social and financial needs of our most vulnerable. They can do the job more efficiently and with a closer, more meaningful connection to those they serve and to the broader community.

Any budget, business, government, or household incorporates expenses and revenue, the only difference are the zeros at the end. There are a number of ways to increase spending cash, in this case we could raise taxes, cut spending or a combination of the two. Mike Piccone Personally, I think taxes are too high and have been for a number City Councilman of years. While raising taxes is a Position 7 way to increase revenue, before I would vote to raise a single dollar in taxes, I would scrub every line of the budget and remove wasteful and unnecessary spending, and eliminate every dollar of that first.

I think tax increases should only be considered as a last resort and should go for the vote of the people. There are other ways that we can explore to generate revenues for the City of Oak Harbor to avoid tax burden to its citizens. Foremost is economic developDanny Paggao ment: job creations, job retention, attracts new businesses, nurture City Councilman existing businesses, and tourism. Position 7 This will enhance the economic vitality of the City by increasing its tax base. Let us continue to work together to make Oak Harbor a better place to live, work, and play.

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It was a hard vote for commissioners, but a necessary one Island County commissioners Jill Johnson and Helen Price Johnson had no option but to strip Kelly Emerson of her role as board chairwoman this week. Undoubtedly, it was a difficult vote for Emerson’s fellow commissioners to cast, but it was the right one. When she was named chairwoman of the Board of Island County Commissioners, Emerson wasn’t directed on what to say or how to vote. Her voice was not silenced. However, after a decision was made by the board, whether she agreed with it or not, Emerson’s responsibility was to implement that decision and abide by it. It’s important for the board to present a united front. A week ago, Emerson issued a notice saying she would attend a public meeting to discuss a possible law and justice levy measure for November’s ballot. The meeting was being held in Oak Harbor, an area represented by Johnson. Prior to Emerson issuing that notice, Johnson, a Republican, and Price Johnson, a Democrat, said they made it clear that each commissioner would attend the law and justice meetings planned in their respective districts. Emerson, a Republican, who represents Camano Island, maintained that wasn’t her understanding. Johnson, who backed out of attending the Oak Harbor meeting, issued a warning to Emerson — do it again and her vote, which put Emerson in the chair position, would be rescinded. This week, Emerson did it again. She issued a similar notice and attended the law and justice meeting planned for Freeland, the district represented by Price Johnson. Johnson and Price Johnson followed through with their warning and voted to remove Emerson as chair. The commissioners must now put this debacle behind them and move on with the business of Island County. The commissioners’ responsibilities are great and work load huge. We hope not to see any more unnecessary distractions hamper their efforts to get the work done.

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Only in Island County: Better than reality TV Editor, Island County, gotta love it! Only here would a private citizen expect an interlocal agreement to pay for unlimited vodka and lobster dinners. Only here would a commissioner quote the Bible while arguing separation of church and state. Only here would folks expect quiet in the path of a Naval Air Station. Only here would folks use economic development funds to sponsor a trip to Washington, D.C. for residential improvement. Only here would we propose a $40 million sewer to clean up a body of water that may not be dirty in the first place. Only here would we deny District One citizens the right to attend a public meeting because they didn’t live in the “right” zip code in their own district. Only here would a commissioner begin work on a structure that requires a permit without getting said permit. Only here would voters be refused the right to vote for their local water and sewer district for decades because the folks in charge forgot to update the records. Only here would a commissioner tell a constituent (with a PhD in engineer-

ing) that a local engineering project was “too complex” to discuss with him. Who needs reality TV, Downton Abbey or America’s Funniest Home Videos? We’ve got the county commissioners to amuse us. Chelle Brunke Freeland


Show your gratitude to OH police, firefighters Editor, Another Fourth of July has passed and our local police officers and fire department personnel take a breath and get back to their always hazardous careers of serving and protecting us. We all should also take this opportunity to express the well-deserved gratitude we owe all our Oak Harbor Police Department and Oak Harbor Fire Department staff members for their dedication, loyalty and courage to the citizens of our community. The women and men of these departments literally are faced with life and death decisions nearly every day of their careers, and their performance downtown during the fireworks and carnival activities as well as the varied emergency responses, street patrols and aid they rendered elsewhere dur-

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Many helped to make kids’ derby a big success Editor, Oak Harbor Yacht Club Buccaneers thanks the numerous businesses and individuals who contributed to the success of the 33rd annual Kids Fishing Derby. This year we had a record 120 kids registered. It was great to see the kids out fishing with their parents and friends. We were thrilled with such a great response to our free community event. We know that it is because of the business community’s support that we are able to keep this event going — thank you, again. We look forward to seeing all the kids and parents again next year. Lori Rhodenbaugh Oak Harbor

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Question of the week:

“I think it’s a welldeserved accolade. I heard somebody recently call it ‘Mayberry.’”

What do you think about Oak Harbor being named one of the nation’s top 10 small towns by

“I think it’s a nice place to live, especially when you watch the news.”

“Top 10 in the nation is kind of surprising. It’s a quiet town mostly, except for the sirens on Highway 20.”

Michelle Smith, Oak Harbor

Dena Royal, Oak Harbor

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“I would agree with that. I haven’t been to too many small towns, but this gives a small town vibe.”

Frank Barone, Oak Harbor

“It’s quite an honor. I don’t blame them. I moved up here when I retired. I think Whidbey Island is a lot like Heaven.”

Jason McWhorter, Oak Harbor

Chuck Hathaway, Coupeville

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Born July 16, 1948 Died July 1, 2013 Thomas (TJ) Jensen passed away at his home in Oak Harbor unexpectedly of natural causes. Jensen grew up in Poulsbo and Lofall, the son of Jerol (Jerry) and Maxine Jensen. He graduated from North Kitsap High School in 1966, and after a short time at Olympic College he joined the U.S. Army Reserves and trained as a medic at Fort Polk, La. Jensen served at the 50th General Hospital during the

Vietnam era. He worked many years in marine and highway construction as well as in the commercial fishing industry. Fishing, crabbing and spending time with friends and family were among his many loves. He enjoyed being on the water and attending auctions with his friend Bryan Olson. Tom is survived by his two sons Jerol (Lisa) and Jeff (Lilli) Jensen, both of Poulsbo, and four grandchildren, TJ (Thomas Jerol) 16, Cassie 14, Camryn 6 and Claire 7 months. He is also survived by his brothers Bruce of Seattle and Brad of Port Townsend, and sister Maralinn of Quilcene. An announcement of a celebration of Tom’s life will follow.

Ronald Gordon Pratt

Jeff Stoffer, Steve Stoffer, and Lynne Pratt-Sizemore (deceased). Loving companion of Donna Cole. Ron served in the U.S. Navy in WWII, served one year in Adak, Alas., for the Naval Reserve, and was a civilian employee at the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. July 17 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Oak Harbor.

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at Skagit Valley Hospital Wednesday, July 3, 2013, surrounded by her loving family and closest friends. She has chosen to go home to be with Jesus Christ! Affectionately referred to as Nanay Carmen, Carmen was born in Las Pinas, Rizal, Republic of the Philippines, on Aug. 17, 1933, to Federico DeLeon and Juana Bautista. At the age of 8, she was injured by shrapnel during the invasion of the Philippines by the Imperial Japanese Army. She married Vicente Eclar Mamaril on Jan. 28, 1962, and both were residents of Subic, Zambales, Republic of the Philippines, until joining their daughter Gerlie and son-in-law Charles in 1996 at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan. Nanay Carmen devotedly carried out her duties as head bagger for the Defense Commissar y Agency (DeCA) until 2005 when the family was transferred to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, where her oldest daughter Maria Victoria and her husband Tom Buerger were residing. Nanay Carmen is survived by her husband Vicente Eclar Mamaril and her daughters Maria Victoria and Gerlie, both from Oak Harbor. Maria Victoria is a Real Estate Agent for Coldwell Banker Tara Properties and is married to Tommy D. Buerger, who retired from the U.S. Navy. Gerlie is a Member Service Representative for Navy Federal Credit Union and is married to Charles A. Bond, who is a Command Master Chief in the U.S. Navy. Her grandchildren Charles, Richard and James Nicholas will miss her dearly. She is also survived by her older brother Protacio DeLeon of Carson, California, younger brother Jesus DeLeon of Las Pinas, Metro Manila, Philippines, her younger sister Remedios

DeLeon Mabasa of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and their loving families. Nanay Carmen is preceded in death by her parents Federico and Juana, her brothers Moises, Sosemo and Demetrio, and her sisters Leonila and Loreta, all from the Philippines. The family wishes to publicly thank Dr. CJ Kuan of North Sound Kidney Physicians, her attending physician Dr. Orgul, her neurologist Dr. Strack, Justin Bennett of DaVita Dialysis Center, and the entire ICU staff at Skagit Valley Hospital, especially Tami, Flora, Kunny and Heidi. A funeral mass was celebrated at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Oak Harbor on Saturday, July 6, 2013 ,with Rites Of Committal at Maple Leaf Cemetery on Tuesday, July 9, 2013.

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James “Lotz” H. Lotzgesell, Jr. James “Lotz” H. Lotzgesell, Jr. was born Nov. 7, 1921. Graduating from Sequim High School in 1938, he was at the University of Washington when Pearl Harbor occurred. Leaving college, he flew seaplanes during WWII. While on the Chester they bombarded Paramushir I. On the Nashville, MacArthur’s Philippine invasion flagship, he flew in five island landings

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– winning an Air Medal and on Dec. 13, 1944, a kamikaze killed 133, wounded 190. In 1945, Dad was in an airplane crash. After WWII, he married Shirley Harper. The Korean War found Lotz flying P2V patrol bombers. VP-2 flew from Kodiak to the Arctic Circle, west above Siberia, then down the Bering Straits – probing for radar and submarines. Toward the end of the war, at Oahu, he flew DC-6Bs linking both sides and middle of the Pacific. Volunteering for intelligence in the mid50s, he participated in the U-2 program in Wash. DC. His next assignment was in Morocco, and in 1961 he was sent to Norfolk and involvement in the Cuban Missile Crisis. In Summer, 1963 he retired as LCDR. In Port Angeles, he worked 10 years as a bank officer. Subsequently, he ran a motel, taught real estate, made cabinets and drove a school bus. He also became a PC guru. When, in the late 90s, mill smoke forced Shirley to leave, they spent time in Northern California, then moved to Oak Harbor in 2005. On June 21, 2013, our beloved “Jimmy” passed away. Surviving are wife Shirley, children Dana Lotzgesell, Tonah Potter Bonnie McWilliams, and grandchildren Cari, Amy, Seth, Jeffrey. Arrangements entrusted to Burley Funeral Chapel. Friends may go on line at to sign a gust-book and leave memories for the family.

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Bristow plays with nation’s best in USA Junior championships By JIM WALLER Sports editor

Over 9,000 athletes converged on Dallas for the USA Volleyball Girls Junior National Championship June 30 to July 3, and Oak Harbor’s Cami Bristow left her mark. Bristow plays for the Seattle Juniors U13 team and, at 12 years old and 5-feet, 2 inches, is generally one of the youngest and shortest on the court. Her team competed against older girls in the U14 division in Dallas, facing 11 teams from Texas, Colorado, California, Iowa, Indiana and Washington. Bristow said, “It was exciting playing against teams from all over the nation. It was challenging and helped us improve as a team.” She added, “It was a lot of fun; I Photo by Steve Bristow

Cami Bristow prepares to serve in the national tournament in Dallas.

sports in brief Legion team wins 3 of 4 The Oak Harbor Legion team closed out the league season by winning three of its final four conference games, including sweeping first-place Ferndale. Oak Harbor split a double header at Stanwood Tuesday, winning 16-3 and losing 9-6, and then stopped visiting Ferndale 8-2 and 16-6 Thursday. In the first Stanwood game, Clay Doughty slugged two triples and a double for four RBI. Brandon Bailey added two hits, including a double, and Danny Wolfe pitched a one-hitter. In game two, Oak Harbor rallied for six runs in the seventh but came up short. Bailey and Snavely each had two hits and Brent Mertins doubled. In the opening Ferndale game, Teddy Peterschmidt threw a four-hitter and allowed no earned runs. He also had two hits, as did Jack Richter and C.J. Meders. Richter was the winning pitcher in game two and rapped a single and double. Mertins finished with three hits, and Bailey, Peterschmidt and Snavely

each had two. Oak Harbor plays Sequim in a 10 a.m. home nonleague double header today, July 13.

Whidbey team falls in title tilt South Skagit blew open a close game with a sixrun fourth inning to defeat the North Whidbey/ Coupeville Junior Baseball (13/14) team 11-1 to win the district title at Fort Nugent Park Tuesday. South Skagit earned a trip to the state tournament with the win. South Skagit had a tworun lead, then Whidbey pitchers issued five walks and hit a batter before recording an out in the six-run fourth. South Skagit had only one hit in the inning. South Skagit 10-runned North Whidbey/Coupeville with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. Whidbey’s lone run came in the fifth when Isaiah Brown walked, stole second, moved to third on an error and was awarded home on an obstruction call. Brown and Andrew Eaton collected the only North Whidbey/Coupeville hits.

hope I get to do it again.” Bristow was one of the team leaders in service aces and digs and, despite her size, front and back row attacks. Her jump floater serve was particularly affective, according to her father, Steve Bristow. Cami Bristow and the Juniors started play in January and competed in roughly 50 matches prior to Dallas, many against U14 clubs. Bristow travels to Woodinville twice a week for two and a half hour practices and plays in one or two tournaments a month. The time is worth it, she said, because “volleyball is very competitive and I like to win, but I also like to have fun.” The Seattle Juniors are coached by the mother/daughter tandem of April and Kylin Munoz. April is a former University of Washington player, and Kylin, a Monroe High School graduate, is a current Husky. Steve Bristow said the combination of an experienced coach and

player and current NCAA standout are “outstanding at teaching player and team development, plus competitive strategy.” He added, “Cami learned a lot from them.” Cami Bristow, who will be a seventh-grader at Oak Harbor Middle School, also joins summer workouts for the Oak Harbor High School team, holding her own with the older players. Volleyball is in her blood. Mother Ranee Bristow teaches P.E. and coaches volleyball at Oak Harbor Middle School, and sister Katelyn helped OHHS qualify for the 2010 state tournament. Cami said her goals are to start at setter as a freshman for Oak Harbor High School and to play for the University of Washington. If one doubts her, check out the slogan on her favorite T-shirt: “If volleyball was easy, they would call it football.”

Aussie swimmer works out with NWAC By JIM WALLER Sports editor

For Ethan Bachert, it was a working vacation. Bachert and his family were in town July 1-11 for his grandparents’ (John and Marjorie Bachert’s) 50th wedding anniversary. But the young Australian swimming star did more than visit relatives and see the sights, he continued to train for his state championships. Bachert, 14, is ranked second in Australia in his age group in the butterfly. His goal is to someday represent his country in international competition and is zeroing in on the Commonwealth Games hosted by Australia in 2018. To stay in shape, Bachert trained with the North Whidbey Aquatic Club and coach Bill Patterson. Bachert said that it was a privilege to practice with the Aquajets and that Patterson worked him hard. He added, “It was really great to have the sets and coaches.” Bachert wasn’t the only one to benefit from the workouts. Patterson said the

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NWAC coach Bill Patterson, left, welcomes Ethan Bachert by presenting him a team swim cap. Bachert, one of Australia’s top age-group swimmers, worked out with NWAC this week. Australian speedster pushed his swimmers and forced them to work harder to keep up. Bachert competes for the Marion Swimming Club in the new $100 million South Australian Aquatic and Leisure Centre.

He is part of the club’s high performance program, considered one of the country’s best. Bachert, the son of Andrew and Debra Bachert, is also a top student at Immaneul College in Adelaide were he is on an academic scholar-

ship. Patterson called Bachert a great kid, hard worker and a pleasure to coach. The only problem, Patterson said jokingly, was that Bachert, true to the Australian rules of the road, swam on the wrong side of the lane.

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Lambert trial CONTINUED FROM A1 crime spree, in a desperate attempt to obtain guns,” he said. Banks briefly described the two murder victims, both 80 years old, and projected their photos on a screen. George Lambert was a father, a grandfather and a great-grandfather. He was a local businessman and the elder member of a large Oak Harbor clan. August Eisner, who went by Gene, lived at a North Whidbey home with Joshua Lambert’s mother, stepfather and son. Banks explained that Joshua Lambert lived with his mother and the rest of the family after his release from prison in Alaska three years ago. But he was kicked off the property after he starting drinking excessively and became volatile. A few months later, Joshua Lambert allegedly became a murderer. Banks’ voice broke as he described the details of the victim’s injuries; both men were stabbed many times, beaten and their throats slashed. Banks described how the police gathered up all the members of Lambert’s extended family on the day of the murders because he had threatened to “kill them all.” Joshua Lambert chose to reserve his opening statement until after the prosecution rests. Joshua Lambert’s great-

aunt, Kay Gage, 68, took the stand Thursday afternoon and calmly described walking into a scene of horror. Gage said she moved in with her brother, George Lambert, at his home on Oldenburg Lane after his wife died and he suffered a stroke. Gage testified that she was outside when Joshua Lambert startled her by walking out of the woods on Oct. 3, 2011. He asked to see “Papa George” and went into the house. Gage said George Lambert got along well with his grandson. “He loved him to death, but he was wary,” she said. “He didn’t know what he would do next. But he was his grandpa. He would do anything for him.” Gage said she went into the house shortly afterward and encountered Joshua Lambert, who grabbed her and said he wanted to show her something. She said she immediately sensed something was wrong. “He didn’t look right,” she said, describing Joshua. “I can’t explain it to you, he just didn’t look right.” In the living room, Gage said she saw her brother on the floor surrounded by “a lot of blood.” She realized Joshua Lambert had blood on his face, hands and clothes. Banks asked her what was going through her mind. “I think I was blank,” she said. “I couldn’t believe I was seeing what I was seeing.”

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Gage said Joshua Lambert told her not to worry because “the old man is dead.” She said he then hit her over the head twice and taped her wrists and ankles together after she fell to the floor. Gage described “nudging” her brother, who was lying beside her, in an attempt to keep him awake. She said Joshua Lambert demanded to know where the guns were and ransacked the wrong bedroom. She told him that there were guns in the garage, knowing that they were air rifles. Joshua Lambert grabbed an air rifle, apparently not realizing that it wasn’t a real gun, she said. He demanded her car keys and left after making one final statement. “He said, ‘I know what I’ll do. I’ll just kill them all,’” she said. Gage described her struggle to get to her brother’s cell phone with her hands tied behind her back. After about 40 minutes, she managed to call her brother’s friend, who rescued her. During a brief cross examination, Joshua Lambert asked Gage if she smelled alcohol on him and she said she didn’t. He then asked her about one of the things he said. “You said, ‘You don’t understand, this is an emergency,’” she testified. Lambert ended his questioning with a series of questions about the tape dispenser he used to tie her up. The prosecutor called Lambert’s stepfather, James Coffin, to testify. He explained that he and his wife, Lambert’s mother Susan, lived on Hastie Lake Road. They have custody of Lambert’s teenage son. Susan’s father, Gene Eisner, lived in an apartment above

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Joshua Lambert’s great aunt, Kay Gage, testified for the prosecution Thursday. She said she walked into her living room moments after Lambert stabbed his grandfather to death. She said her nephew then bound her with packing tape. the garage. Coffin said Lambert came to live with them after getting out of prison in Alaska in the fall of 2010. Lambert insisted on living outside, so he bought a van that he parked at the house. He got a job at a local farm on the second day of being home. “He was doing great,” Coffin said. “He was a joy to be around.” Coffin said Eisner and Lambert got along fine. “Gene liked Josh,” he said. “Gave him the benefit of the doubt. He knew him all his life.” After a few weeks, Coffin said, Lambert became more distant and started drinking. Coffin said Lambert became increasingly volatile and attacked a neighbor for no reason. Finally, his mother told him he had to leave. Coffin said he was afraid of Lambert and wore a .357 magnum if he showed up on his property when his wife wasn’t around. Coffin testified that he

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him. He was very apologetic, she said. McCabe said Lambert’s clothes appeared to be covered in blood. She said she noticed hypodermic needles sticking out of his pocket when he was leaving. Lambert also questioned McCabe briefly. He asked her about his appearance. “Your eyes had this lost, scared fear in them,” she said. “It’s hard to explain your eyes at the time.” One of the few times Lambert appeared shaken in court was when his uncle Jeffrey Lambert was called to the stand. Jeffrey Lambert, a soft-spoken man, wept openly and had a difficult time answering questions about his father. “He was always helping people,” he said. “That was who he was.” Joshua Lambert held his hand over his face during his uncle’s testimony. He declined to ask questions.


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New Oak Harbor business teaches emerging water sport of stand up paddleboarding By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

Jeff Vallejo grew up in central California and remembers taking weekend road trips to the coast to ride the surf on a bodyboard. After moving to Oak Harbor, he surveyed the water and noticed something was missing. Human activity. “Our water is like a playground,” Vallejo said. “I don’t feel like our community really enjoys it the way it is now. I’m pretty excited about bringing this to Oak Harbor.” Vallejo and his wife Kara have opened a business in Oak Harbor aimed at teaching locals everything they want to know about a surface water sport that is growing in popularity. Vallejo recently got his certification from the World Paddle Association to teach stand up paddleboarding. He got his first board in the spring and says he’s proof of the personal benefits. “I lost 30 pounds in four months from paddleboarding,” Vallejo said. “It’s a full-body workout.” Stand up paddleboarding, like the name suggests, involves a board and a paddle. But instead of trying to hang 10 on some gnarly waves, paddleboarders stand upright or kneel while paddling across calmer waters. “It looks harder than it really is,” Vallejo said. “Any age can do it.” Stand up paddleboarding is a fast growing sport and derivative of traditional paddleboarding, which involves kneeling or laying down on the board and paddling with one’s hands. Traditional paddleboarding dates back centuries to Polynesia, while the stand-up form got started in the 1960s but didn’t spread globally in popularity until the past decade. Vallejo, 29, is operating his business, which is called HarborSUP, from the Oak Harbor Marina. He offers paddleboarding lessons Friday evenings and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. The cost for a 90-minute lesson is $55 for one person, and $30 for each additional person for a group

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When he’s not paddling around with his dog Jake, top, Jeff Vallejo gets down to business teaching paddleboarding lessons at the Oak Harbor Marina.

Getting started If you are interested in a stand up paddleboarding lesson, call Jeff Vallejo for a reservation at 360-632-1601 or check out his website at www.harborsup. net

lesson. The price includes equipment, wetsuit and life jacket. Although Vallejo also rents and sells boards, he requires a lesson for those new to the sport. Reservations may be made by calling Vallejo at 360-632-1601. Lesson times are listed on the website at Vallejo would like to open his own paddleboarding shop in town in the fall, but in the meantime operates his business from the marina. Rhonda Severns, merchant liai-

son for the city of Oak Harbor, said she’s talked to Vallejo about the idea of holding a paddleboard festival in the city next year. Vallejo’s current focus, however, is to get Oak Harbor residents’ feet wet first. He taught his first lessons last weekend and will continue through the summer. In one group lesson, two students were on their feet almost immediately while another was more comfortable kneeling. The boards are light yet enormous at roughly 11 feet long and 3 feet wide. Vallejo often is seen paddleboarding through the harbor with his dog Jake sitting on the front of the board. “By standing on the board, you strengthen your feet and you strengthen your legs,” Vallejo said. “I’ve had back issues since I was

Vallejo’s board is lightweight enough to carry yet sturdy enough to stand on. a kid. By getting on the board and just stretching and working on the paddleboard, it started strengthening the lower back muscles and lower abs that sort of support everything else. It’s definitely a core workout.

“There’s also something about being on the water. I’ve been here 12 years. I have nothing against kayaking, but this has a surfing style to it. You are standing above the water and you can see everything.”

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Births Whidbey General Hospital Jasmine Tiera Miller, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, was born July 1. She is the daughter of Ronnie and Heather Miller of Oak Harbor. Erika Rose Dent, 6 pounds, 12 ounces, was born July 3. She is the daughter of Jonathan Dent and Kellie O’Neill of Oak Harbor. Opalina Neline Josephine Carrillo, 7 pounds, 3 ounces, was born July 3. She is the daughter of Ernesto Carrillo and Fawn Swanbeck of Oak Harbor.

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Annemarie Mae Gaskill, 10 pounds, 10 ounces, was born July 6. She is the daughter of Logan and Teresa Gaskill of Oak Harbor. Corbin Myles Wieldraayer, 8 pounds, 10 ounces, was born July 7. He is the son of Christopher Wieldraayer and Cassandra Lancaster of Oak Harbor. Hazel True Jones, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, was born July 7. She is the daughter of Alisha Robinson of Oak Harbor.

Naval Hospital Oak Harbor Caroline Elise Wallis, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, was born June 24. She is the daughter of Liz and Marc Wallis. Zerahiah Anastasia Kovalak, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, was

born June 26. She is the daughter of Kevin Niesha Kovalak. Holden Douglas Westbrook, 6 pounds, 11 ounces, was born June 27. He is the son of Jason and Candice Westbrook. Memphis Love Jones-Book, 5 pounds, 4 ounces, was born June 28. She is the daughter of Christine Jones-Book and Klayton Book. Arya Grace Ducote, 9 pounds, 4.5 ounces, was born June 29. She is the daughter of Lance and Heidi Ducote. Daphne Jean Nuxoll, 7 pounds, 2 ounces, was born June 29. She is the daughter of Adam and Brittany Nuxoll. Sellene Lopez Jones, 7 pounds, 9.5 ounces, was born July 1. She is the daughter of Jocelyn and Allen Jones Jr. Angel Shan-Shuo Liang, 7 pounds, 9.5 ounces, was born July 3. He is the son of Jinzhuo He and Xiaogang Liang.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2013 • The Whidbey News-Times

Saturday July 13

Kiwanis 10th annual Beachcombers Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., July 13, Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor. Antique, craft and yard sale. 360-679-3799, or Food and fund drive for North Whidbey Help House, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Albertson’s, WalMart, Saar’s Market Place, Oak Harbor. Volunteers will be at Albertson’s, Wal-Mart and Saar’s Market Place handing out flyers asking for food to be donated to North Whidbey Help House. Summer is a slow time for donations and this event helps keep the warehouse stocked. Request for anyone who can to pick up one or more of the items from the list and dropping it off with the volunteers at the store. Help House will also be open that day for donations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 360-675-0681, or Island County Master Gardeners south end plant clinic, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., July 13, 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., July 13, Coupeville Farmers Market. Free gardening advice. 360-240-5527. IDIPIC North Whidbey DUI/Underage Drinking prevention panel, 12:45 p.m., July 13, Oak Harbor Library Conference Room 137. Open to all, no late admittance. Required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. 360672-8219, or Whidbey Asperger’s family support, 1 p.m., July 13, Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland. Join a support group if you have Asperger’s Syndrome (within the autistic spectrum of disorders). All parents and caretakers of Asperger’s children of any ages are encouraged to come. Our meetings are held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month with Dr. Tre Lenehan, clinical psychotherapist, leading the meetings. If you have questions, please call Lenehan at 805-452-7331, or Linda Abegglen Nevermann at 360-221-7972. North Whidbey Help House open house, 2-5 p.m, July 13, 1091 S.E. Hathaway St., Oak Harbor. Public is invited for a hot dog or hamburger and to take a tour of the local community food bank. The open house is a way to say thank you to the community for the support it’s given throughout the year. 360-675-0681, or American Roots Music Series, 7 p.m., July 13, Deception Pass State Park, 41020 Highway 20, Oak Harbor. Performance by Ryan McKasson and Dave Bartley, traditional Scottish music on fiddle and guitar. Series celebrates the roots of American music and features traditional folk music from

the Pacific Northwest by local artists. Admission is free to all performances. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to all performances. Unless raining, all performances are scheduled in the West Beach amphitheater on the Whidbey Island side of the park. If raining, performances will move to the East Cranberry Lake picnic shelter, also on the Whidbey Island side of the park. 360-6753767, or Sheila Weidendorf in concert, 7:30-9:30 p.m., July 13, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Enjoy an evening of classical music with pianist Sheila Weidendorf, performing 19th century romantic solo piano works by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, and Liszt and exploring the gamut of juicy human emotion and experience. $15. 360221-8268, or Seanotes big band dance, 7:30-10:30 p.m., July 13, Elks Lodge, Oak Harbor. Open to public. $10 per person. 360-675-1330, or

Monday July 15

Bike 101, 6-7 p.m., July 15, Langley Library. Learn some basic bicycle maintenance as well as some tips for trip planning. Free. 360-221-4838, or Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS) monthly meeting, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., July 15, Oak Harbor Library, room HH137, 1000 S.E. Regata Dr. Anyone interested in astronomy is invited to attend. There will be short presentations on current topics in astronomy. For more information about ICAS or club events, contact Dan Pullen at 360 679-7664 or, or

Wednesday July 17

Fruit fundraiser, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., July 17, Rite Aid parking lot, Oak Harbor. The Oak Harbor Lions Club will be selling both Rainier and Bing cherries, Freestone Red Globe peaches and Perfection apricots daily beginning July 17 until sold out. All proceeds from this fundraiser support community projects and services. 360279-2802. Children’s gardening program, 1-2 p.m., July 17, Coupeville Library. Explore your green thumb and get your hands dirty as you learn about plants and how they grow. For school-aged children and their caregivers. 360-6784911, or

Thursday July 18

Family storytime, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., July 18, Oak Harbor Library. Funny stories and ac-

PINK SALMON DERBY: The Fishin’ Club of Whidbey Island is hosting the 2013 Pink Salmon Derby on Aug. 24. The Freeland Ace Hardware store is the primary sponsor of the event and will sell tickets from Aug. 1-23 at the store, which is located at 1609 E. Main St. in Freeland. Registration is $7 for adults and anglers 12 and under are $3. There will be prizes awarded for the three largest pink salmon in the adult and children’s classes. Pink salmon are expected to arrive in the waters off Whidbey Island in abundance in August. tion songs will make you giggle and move while getting your little ones ready to read. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 18 months and up with a caregiver. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. 360-675-5115, or www. Asian travels talk, 2-3 p.m., July 18, Harbor Tower Village, 100 E. Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor. China has opened its doors to the world and allowed foreigners to experience the best of ancient and modern China. This one-hour talk and slide show is the first of several talks on China and other Asian nations and it will highlight three cities of China: Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Free. 360-675-2569, or Motorcycle parade, Washington State Harley Owners Group Rally, 6-7 p.m., July 18, Oak Harbor. Parade will stage at Coachman Inn & Suites and route will include Midway Boulevard and Pioneer Way before returning to the hotel. Oak Harbor is the host site of the 2013 Washington State H.O.G. Rally, July 18-20. Several rides will take place on and off Whidbey Island. Community band performance, 7-8 p.m., July 18, Windjammer Park gazebo, Oak Harbor. All island community band performance. 360-675-1330, or

Friday July 19

Books with Bubba, 3-4:30 p.m., July 19, Coupeville Library, 788 N.W. Alexander St. 360678-4911, or Read aloud to Bubba or Carlie, patient canine listeners. Reading aloud improves children’s reading skills and confidence, and reading to a therapy dog is a fun way to encourage reading practice and avoid summer reading slump. Prereaders and independent readers are welcome. Caregiver required.

Saturday July 20

“Digging for Dinner,” 8-10 a.m., July 20, Double Bluff Park. If you love the taste of fresh clams, then join WSU Island County Beach Watcher Eugene Thrasher and the Beach Watcher team to learn just how to dig for your next clam dinner. This free class covers not only choosing the right clams to pair with recipes, but also the techniques for harvesting clams in a safe and sustainable way that will ensure local clams will be available for future summer dinners and diners too. Discover how to forage for a delicious dinner in an environmentally friendly way. Bring your shovel, bucket, boots, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and shellfish license and join the fun. Five classes being offered. 360-2405558, or, or

Page A13 Island County Master Gardeners South end plant clinic, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., July 15, 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., July 20, Coupeville Farmers Market. Free gardening advice. 360-240-5527. American Roots Music Series, 7 p.m., July 20, Deception Pass State Park, 41020 Highway 20, Oak Harbor. Performance by La Famille Léger, Acadien and Québécois house music from Eastern Canada. Series celebrates the roots of American music and features traditional folk music from the Pacific Northwest by local artists. Admission is free to all performances. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to all performances. Unless raining, all performances are scheduled in the West Beach amphitheater on the Whidbey Island side of the park. If raining, performances will move to the East Cranberry Lake picnic shelter, also on the Whidbey Island side of the park. 360-6753767, or

Tuesday July 23

Living with Loss, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 23-Aug. 27, Whidbey General Hospital conference room, 101 N. Main St., Coupeville. Six-week seminar helps you through process of grief following death of loved one. Free. Register: 360-678-7656.

Wednesday July 24

Children’s reading program, “Fairly Odd Tales,” 1-2 p.m., July 24, Coupeville Library. Familiar fairy fables and far-fetched fantasies. Learn how to make one of your own to share with family and friends. For school-aged children and their caregivers. Free. 360678-4911, or United Way of Island County board meeting, 3:30 p.m., July 24, Whidbey Island Bank conference room first floor, 450 S.W. Bayshore Dr., Oak Harbor. 360-675-1778. Meet the authors, 6-7 p.m., July 24, Anchor Books, 9289 Highway 525, Clinton. Meet authors Kristy Leissle and Megan Styles. Leissle is Dr. Chocolate. She earned her doctorate at the University of Washington studying all things chocolate. Today she is a professor, writer and the education director of the NW Chocolate Festival. Styles is Dr. Rose. She earned her doctorate in anthropology at the University of Washington by studying cut flower farming on the shores of Kenya’s scenic Lake Naivasha. She is now a teaching fellow in Program on the Environment. She provides useful advice of why we should stop to smell the flowers. Both authors

will read from their works and sign books after the program. This is a collaborative effort between Anchor Books and Coffee and the Clinton Library. Free. 360-3414280, or

Thursday July 25

Family storytime, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., July 25, Oak Harbor Library. Funny stories and action songs will make you giggle and move while getting your little ones ready to read. Playtime or crafts may follow. For ages 18 months and up with a caregiver. Supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. 360-675-5115, or www. Mystery book lovers discussion, 3 p.m., July 25, Oak Harbor Library. Join the discussion of mysteries by Elliott Roosevelt (Eleanor Roosevelt series). Books available for checkout at the library. Funded by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. 360-6755115, or Community band performance, 7-8 p.m., July 25, Windjammer Park gazebo, Oak Harbor. All island community band performance. 360-675-1330, or bruce

Friday July 26

Rhododendrun care class, 10 a.m.-noon, July 26, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. Nursery manager Susie Reynolds will be teaching a class, “Deadheading and Rhodie Care with Susie.” $10. Reservations requested. 360-678-1912, or Artists of South Whidbey 39th Annual Show and Sale, 5:30-7:30 p.m. opening reception, July 26, Burrien Building, Island County Fairgrounds, Langley. Event runs July 26-28 from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday. Over 30 ASW artists are participating. Original artwork for the sale during the show will include watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels and colored pencil pieces. Archival prints and greeting cards will also be available. There will be a silent auction benefiting the ASW Community Arts Fund. This year’s show will will include a special memorial for Bernice Felton, longtime ASW member. A group of pieces by Felton will be on exhibit. Midsummer Night’s Bazaar, 6-9 p.m., July 26, Oak Harbor Christian School. A place for you the consumer to meet your local at-home representative for businesses like Scentsy, Jamberry Nails and Pampered Chef. Meet other creative businesses like those that make childrens clothing, jewelery and pallet furniture. Free event. 360-914-7354.

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“Fairway Point is a great family community. There is a very diverse mix of friendly families that unite the community and make it home. FWP has very nice common areas that can be used for group events or just relaxing. Our house is beautiful and very well constructed. The open floor plan is perfect for our family and having the kids bedrooms over the garage prevents noise from the kitchen or living room from disturbing their sleep. We love our house and Fairway Point!” David and Amber Davidson Homeowners at Fairway Point

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2 B E D RO O M . L a r g e, clean and quiet, newly updated! Fireplace, washer/ dryer hookups. Patio or deck with stora g e. S e n i o r d i s c o u n t available. Garbage included. $725 month. 360-675-6642. Oak Harbor

LEXY MANOR. Move-in Special. 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms available. Close to shopping. Families and special needs welcome. Section 8 ok. Rent starts at $553. Call: 360-279-2155 Oak Harbor

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LOST: DOG, large White English Setter, 13 years. Last seen Wednesday, July 3rd, off Heggenes Road in Clinton. On medication. REWARD! Please call: 360-6611142 LOST: SAMSUNG PHONE in Black Hard Case with Red & Orange Glowing Hearts at Blue Fox Drive-In on Evening o f S u n d ay, J u l y 7 t h , 2013. Please Contact If Found, 360-672-0651. No Questions Asked, Just Want Phone Back.

KALLOCK, PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS Deceased. 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 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 RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: July 13, 2013 Personal Representative M E R C U RY G . H U B BARD Attorney for the Personal Representative: Robert E. Brewster Address for Mailing: PO Box 756 Freeland, WA 98249 Address for Service: 2820 Sunlight Drive Clinton, WA 98236 T e l e p h o n e : 360-321-8979 WSBA No.: 16012 Cour t of probate proceedings and cause number: Island County Superior Court Cause No.: 13 4 00117 1 LEGAL NO.496678 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. July 13, 20, 24, 2013

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ANNOUNCEMENT WAYWARD SON, LLC Langley, WA is closing its doors due to retirement of its owner. This is a list of clients that need to claim their property, or settle bills before 4 months time. 1. Betty Rhett Palms Spr ings CA 92263 2. Yuonne Billera Greenbank WA 98253 3. Betty Brown Barrego Springs CA. 92994 4. Glenn Scott Seattle Wa 5. Robert Fisher Seattle WA 98104 6. Lori Wedlake Mercer Island, WA LEGAL NO. 494690 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. July 6, 13, 20, 2013.

Legal Notice Coupeville School District #204 The Coupeville School APPLICATION FEE District No. 204 will be S8 okay completing a 2013-14 CALL TODAY Budget; copies will be 360-675-4228 furnished at the district office (501 S. Main St., Annex Room 307) to any Commercial Rentals person upon request. Office/Commercial The Board of Directors OAK HARBOR will hold a public hearing on the proposed Budget at the regular meeting of the Board of Directors, Monday, July 22, 2013 at 6:30 PM, in the Coupeville Elementary School library (6 S. Main S t . , C o u p ev i l l e, WA ) , and may adopt the 2013-2014 Budget. OFFICE SPACE Any person may appear 231 SE Barrington at the meeting to be Starting @ $425/mo heard for or against the 900 SF ~ $885mo+nnn budget adoption or any 1300 SF ~ $1370mo+nnn part thereof. Coupeville School Dis206-715-9000 trict No. 204 LEGAL NO. 494710 Public Notice P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey Announcements N e w s - T i m e s , S o u t h South Whidbey School District No. 206 Whidbey Record. July The South Whidbey DRUMMER wanted for 6, 13, 2013. School District No.206 classic rock band. Vohas completed a 2013cals a plus. Everything LEGAL NOTICE 2014 Budget and placed from Beatles to Rush. ISLAND TRANSIT the same on file in the Have steady gig. Call BOARD MEETING school district office, and Don (360)661-5071 T h e n e x t r e g u l a r l y a copy thereof will be scheduled monthly busi- furnished to any person G&O ness meeting of the Is- who will call upon the MINI STORAGE land Transit Board of Di- district for it. At a reguNew Space Available rectors will be on Friday, lar meeting of the Board Now! Some Just Like July 19, 2013, at 9:30 of Directors on WednesAM, at the Island County day, July 24, 2013 at A Vault! Law & Justice Building, 6:30 p.m., in the Board Hwy 20 & Banta Rd 1 0 1 N E 6 t h S t r e e t , Room (Primary Campus 360-675-6533 Room 131, Coupeville, - 5476 S Maxwelton Rd., WA. Accommodations Langley, WA), the board will be made available shall hold a budget hearupon advance request ing and may adopt the Found for communications as- 2 0 1 3 - 2 0 1 4 G e n e r a l FOUND ITEMS. Wood- sistance. The meeting Fund, Capital Projects en skimmer, orange tow- room is accessible and Fund, ASB Fund, Debt e l , s w i m g o g g l e s a t is open to the public. For S e r v i c e F u n d , a n d Rocky Point. 360-720 more information, please Transpor tation Vehicle call (360) 678-7771. 2490. Fund budgets. Any perLEGAL NO.494044 FOUND: MEDIC Aler t P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey son may appear at the Bracelet. Child size. City N e w s - T i m e s , S o u t h meeting to be heard for Beach Fireworks Display Whidbey Record. July or against the budget or any part thereof. a r e a , Ju l y 5 t h . A l s o : 13,17, 2013. South Whidbey School Hardwood cane, custoDistrict No. 206 mized. Call to Identify LEGAL NO. 491302 and Claim: 360-929P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey IN THE SUPERIOR 5598 COURT OF THE STATE N e w s - T i m e s , S o u t h G A RY A N D J E N : Yo u Whidbey Record. July OF WASHINGTON Left Something in My FOR ISLAND COUNTY 13, 17, 2013. Back Seat; Would Like I N T H E M AT T E R O F To S e n d ! W h e r e A r e THE ESTATE OF Continued on You? Call Sallie at 206- NO.: 13 4 00117 1 552-3233. Thanks! next page..... CHARLES ROBERT Veteran/Military Discounts

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NOTICE In accordance with RCW 84.64, the Island County Treasurer will be auctioning three or fewer mobile homes to the highest bidder on July 18, 2013 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Island County Commissioner’s Hearing Room, 1 NE 6th St., Room B102, in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. The mobile homes are being sold due to nonpayment of 2012 and prior property taxes. The mobile homes range in value from $2,195 to $24,079. At press time, the estimated minimum bids range from $675 to $2368. At the close of each bid, all sales must be concluded. The bidder must be prepared to cover the successful bid at the time the property is announced “sold”. Failure to do so will trigger an immediate resale of the property to the previous highest bidder and the defaulting bidder will be excluded from fur ther participation in the auction. All payments must be made in full by cash, cashier’s check, or money order. People interested in the upcoming sale may view our website at or contact Julaine M. Smith, Collections Deputy, at (360) 678-7842 for further information. LEGAL NO. 497013 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. July 13, 2013

LEGAL NOTICE CALL FOR BIDS ISLAND COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Sealed bids will be received by the Island County Auditor in the Courthouse Administration Building, attention Michelle Tefft, at 1 N.E. Seventh Street, (P.O. Box 5000), Coupeville, Washington 98239, until 10:30 AM, August 6, 2013 for the following:

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HASTIE LAKE ROAD / ZYLSTRA ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS WHIDBEY ISLAND, WASHINGTON CRP 09-06, JOB 00439; FED AID#: HSIP-2015(077) Bids received after the date and time stated above will not receive consideration. P RO J E C T D E S C R I P TION: This project provides for the improvement of Zylstra Road / Hastie Lake Road intersection by perfor ming earthwork, construction of soil nail and shotcrete retaining walls, placing HMA for leveling and wearing course, permanent signing, pavement markings, and other work, all in accordance with the contract plans, contract provisions, and the WSDOT Standard Specifications for Road, Bridge, and Municipal Construction. ESTIMATE AND TIME FOR COMPLETION: The project is estimated to cost in the range of $711,000 to $870,000. Please note the required time of completion in Section 1-08.5 of the Special Provisions. CONTACT INFORMAT I O N : J o e A r a u c t o, P.E., Construction Engineer, 360-679-7331 or A bidder may be asked to put a question in writing. No verbal answer by any County personnel or its agents and consultants will be binding on the County. All inquiries must be received by the County a minimum of four business days prior to the bid opening date. PRE BID CONFERENCE: There is no prebid conference or site tour scheduled. The site is open to the public.

DBE PARTICIPATION: The Contracting Agency has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation goal of at least 4% for this federally-funded project. TITLE VI COMPLIANCE: The Island County, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in FederallyAssisted Programs of the Department of Transpor tation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any c o n t ra c t e n t e r e d i n t o pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CFR Part 26 will be afforded full oppor tunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award. BID OPENING: Proposals will then be publicly opened and read aloud in Room 131 at the Law and Justice Facility located at 101 NE 6th Street, Coupeville, Washington, at 11:00 A M , Au g u s t 6 , 2 0 1 3 . Bids shall be submitted on the forms attached with the bidding documents. All bids shall be in a sealed opaque envelope and plainly marked on the outside “ BID PROPOSAL FOR: HASTIE LAKE ROAD / ZYLSTRA ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS, WHIDBEY ISLAND, WASH-

INGTON, CRP 09-06, JOB 00439; FED AID#: HSIP-2015(077).” No oral, telephone, telegraphic, electronic, or faxed bids or modifications will be considered. Island County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive all informalities in the bidding. BIDDING DOCUMENTS: Electronic copies of the bidding documents, planholders list, and any addenda for this solicitation can be accessed through an external link to QuestCDN from the website shown below. The bidding documents may be downloaded for a nonrefundable price of $10. Bidders must register with QuestCDN to download the documents. Contact Q u e s t C D N a t 952-233-1632 or info @ q u e s t c d n . c o m fo r assistance in free membership registration or with questions about downloading or printing documents. Hard copies of the bidding documents are not available for purchase from Island County, but are available fo r r ev i ew M - T h 8 : 0 0 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the I s l a n d C o u n t y P u bl i c

Works counter in Coupeville at 1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville, WA and on Camano Island at the Island County Annex at 121 North East Camano Drive, Camano Island WA. Download the bidding files to be registered as a plan holder and receive notifications of addenda or other important information corcerning this solicitation. Download the bidding documents by following the “Solicitations” tab then the project name referenced by this solicitation; from the following internet link. W E B S I T E : http://www.islandcount y. n e t / P u b l i c Works/DoingBusinesswithICPW.asp. BIDDER RESPONSIBILITY: All Bidders must meet the mandatory bidder responsibility criteria set forth in RCW 39.04.350(1). If required on this project, Bidders must also meet supplemental bidder responsibility criteria as set out in the bidding documents and Contract Provisions. See the Bid-

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der’s Checklist in the Bidding Requirements and Proposal forms of the bidding document for further information. BID BOND: All proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid price. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the time stated in the Contract Provisions, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to Island County. LEGAL NO. 496675 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. July 13, 20, 24, 2013 NOTICE The South Whidbey School District has the need for the following professional service contracts for the 2013-14 school years: Educational Intervention Services for children with disabilities bir th to 2 years of age; Physical Therapist; Speech Language Therapist. The district reserves the right to accept or reject any applicant for any reason. All applicants agree to cooperate with background investigations as may be required by law or district policy. You must not be on the U.S. Federal Excluded Parties List System as suspension or debarment from work on federal contracts. Responses must be received by July 24, 2013 to South Whidbey School District Attention Special Ed Director 5520 S. Maxwelton Rd. Langley, WA 98260 LEGAL NO. 494732 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. July 10, 13, 17, 20, 2013

LEGAL NOTICE INVITATION TO BID TWO (2) NEW 2013 SELF-PROPELLED SWEEPERS ISLAND COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS ROADS DIVISION Sealed bids will be rec e i ve d by t h e I s l a n d County Auditor in the County Administration Building, 1 NE 7th St., (P.O. Box 5000) Coupeville, WA 98239, until 9 : 3 0 A . M . , T h u r s d ay, July 18th, 2013 for the following: Two (2) New 2013 SelfPropelled Sweepers With Mandatory TradeIns: (Trade-in also available for separate sale) Equipment #101 - 2007 Waldon SM250 and Equipment #275 - 2007 Waldon SM250 Bids will not be accepted after 9:30 A.M. Proposals will be publicly opened and read in the Administration Building Meeting Room 101, 1 N.E. 7th Street, Coupeville, WA at 10:00 A.M., July 18, 2013. All envelopes shall be clearly marked “ATTN: M I C H E L E T E F F T.

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SEALED BID - SWEEPERS. TO BE OPENED ON THURSDAY JULY 18, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.” Electronic copies of the bidding documents, planholders list, and any addenda for this solicitation can be accessed through an external link to QuestCDN from the website shown below. The bidding documents may be downloaded for free from the following website. W E B S I T E : http://www.islandcount y. n e t / P u b l i c Works/DoingBusinesswithICPW.asp. CONTACT INFORMATION: Matthew Nienhuis at the Island County Public Wor ks Depar tment M-Th 8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. by phone at 360-678-7964 should there be questions regarding this solicitation. All inquiries must be received by the County a minimum of four business days prior to the bid opening date. Island County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive all informalities in the bidding process. BOARD OF ISLAND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS I S L A N D C O U N T Y, WASHINGTON LEGAL NO. 494670 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. July 6, 13, 2013.

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tions regarding this proposal or would like to receive a copy of the S E PA e n v i r o n m e n t a l checklist, please contact the Development Services Department at (360) 279-4510, bet we e n 8 : 0 0 a . m . a n d 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. PUBLIC HEARING REQUIRED: The Planning Commission public hearing for the draft bed and breakfast code update is tentatively scheduled for August 27, 2013 E N V I R O N M E N TA L DOCUMENTS AND/OR STUDIES APPLICABLE TO T H I S P R O J E C T : S E PA e n v i r o n m e n t a l c h e c k l i s t , SEP-13-00002. ESTIMATED DATE OF DECISION: It is anticipated that a SEPA determination will be made at the end of the comment per iod. At that time, another comment period will be opened on the SEPA determination. To receive notification of the decision on this proposal, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and request a Notification of Decision for SEPA environmental checklist SEP-13-00002 from the City of Oak Harbor, Development Services Department, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Lisa Bebee Permit Coordinator LEGAL NO. 496672 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey NOTICE OF News-Times, South APPLICATION Bed and Breakfast Code Whidbey Record. July 13, 2013 Update (OHMC Sections NOTICE OF 19.08.061- 063; TRUSTEE’S SALE 19.20.115, 140, 165, PURSUANT TO THE 270, 305; 19.44.100) REVISED CODE OF APPLICATION: SEPA WASHINGTON Environmental Checklist CHAPTER 61.24 RCW SEP-13-00002 I PROJECT PROPOSAL AND LOCATION: The N OT I C E I S H E R E B Y City is proposing to re- GIVEN that the undervise its zoning code (Ti- signed Trustee will on tle 19) to more permis- August 16, 2013, at the s i ve l y a l l ow b e d a n d hour of 11:00 a.m., at breakfast establishments the Front Steps of the in certain residential and Law and Justice Buildcommercial zones. The i n g , I s l a n d C o u n t y draft code proposes that Courthouse, 101 N.E. bed and breakfast estab- 6th Street, Coupeville, lishments be permitted Wa s h i n g t o n , s e l l a t uses in the R3 (multi- p u bl i c a u c t i o n t o t h e family residential), R4 highest and best bidder, (multifamily residential), payable at the time of RO (Residential Office), sale, the following-deC1 (Neighborhood Com- scribed real property, sitmercial), and CBD (Cen- uated in the County of tral Business District) Island, State of Washzone. Bed and breakfast ington, to wit: establishments would be Unit 205 of the Capr i allowed in the R1 (Sin- Court Condominium, acgle-family residential) cording to the Declaraand R2 (Limited multi- tion thereof recorded on family residential) zones, Apr il 25, 2007, under subject to the approval A u d i t o r ’ s F i l e N o . of a conditional use per- 4200359, records of Ismit under the provisions land County, Washingof OHMC 19.66. In addi- ton. According to the tion, size, room occu- Survey map and Set of pancy, parking and sign- Plans filed under Audiage requirements would tor’s File No. 4200360, apply to all bed and r e c o r d s o f I s l a n d b r e a k f a s t e s t a b l i s h - County, Washington. ments. All parking spac- Situate in the County of es for bed and breakfast Island, State of Washestablishments would be ington, required to be contained which is subject to that cer tain Deed of Tr ust on-site. D E T E R M I N AT I O N O F dated October 3, 2007, COMPLETENESS: The r e c o r d e d O c t o b e r 4 , SEP-13-00002 applica- 2007, under Auditor’s tion, submitted on July F i l e N o . 4 2 1 3 5 2 1 , 10, 2013 by Mr. Ethan r e c o r d s o f I s l a n d Spoo, Senior Planner, C o u n t y, Wa s h i n g t o n , for the City of Oak Har- from Sharon G. Smith, b o r, h a s b e e n d e t e r - a s i n g l e wo m a n , a s mined complete as of Grantor, to Northwest July 12, 2013 for the Financial Corporation, as Trustee, to secure an purpose of processing. SEPA COMMENT PERI- o bl i g a t i o n i n favo r o f OD: To make wr itten Banner Bank, as Benecomments, please mail ficiary. II or hand-deliver specific c o m m e n t s t o : C i t y o f No action commenced Oak Harbor, Develop- by the Beneficiary of the ment Services Depart- Deed of Tr ust is now ment, 865 SE Barrington pending to seek satisfacDrive, Oak Harbor, WA tion of the obligation in 9 8 2 7 7 , n o l a t e r t h a n any Court by reason of 5:00 p.m. on July 29, the Borrower’s or Gran2013. If you have ques- tor’s default on the obli-

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gation secured by the Deed of Trust. III The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Default other than failure to make monthly payments: Grantor’s failure to pay homeowners’ associat i o n fe e s o r a s s e s s ments. Failure to pay when due the following amounts, w h i c h a r e n ow i n a r rears: Monthly Payments: 7 Monthly Payments at $758.93 each (September 1, 2012 through March 1, 2013) $5,312.51 12 Late Charges at $29.13 each 349.56 (April 2012 through March 2013) Property Inspection Fee: 93.00 T O TA L M O N T H LY PAY M E N T S , L AT E CHARGES, AND ADVANCES: $5,755.07 IV The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $115,654.07, together with interest from August 1, 2012, as provided in the note or other instrument secured, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V T h e a b ove - d e s c r i b e d real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Tr u s t a s p r ov i d e d by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on August 16, 2013. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III must be cured by August 5, 2013 (11 d ay s b e fo r e t h e s a l e date) to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before August 5, 2013 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set for th in paragraph III is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after August 5, 2013 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantors or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Tr ust, and curing all other defaults. VI A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following addresses: Sharon G. Smith Aka Sharon G. Evans 120 SE Glencoe St. Oak Harbor, WA 98277 by both first-class and certified mail on January 31, 2013, proof of which is in the possession of t h e Tr u s t e e ; a n d t h e Borrower and Grantor were provided with said written notice of default as the written notice of default was posted on February 5, 2013, in a conspicuous place on the real proper ty described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting.

VII T h e Tr u s t e e w h o s e name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fe e s d u e a t a ny t i m e prior to the sale. VIII The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they br ing a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the Deed of Trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale, the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summar y proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant occupied proper ty, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. D AT E D : M a r c h 2 0 , 2013. /s/ Valer ie A. Tomasi, Successor Trustee Address: 121 SW Morrison Street, Suite 1850 Portland, OR 97204 T e l e p h o n e : 503-894-9900 STATE OF OREGON ss. County of Multnomah On this day personally a p p e a r e d b e fo r e m e Valerie A. Tomasi, to me known to be the individual described in and who executed the within and foregoing instr ument, and acknowledged that she signed the same as her voluntar y act and deed, for the uses and purposes therein mentioned. GIVEN under my hand and official seal this 20 day of March, 2013. /s/ Daniel Auerbach Notary Public for Oregon Address for Service of Process: Valerie A. Tomasi c/o Joseph T. Hunt The Hunt Law Offices Woodland Park Professional Building 407 ½ N 45th Street Seattle, WA 98103 THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTA C T A H O U S I N G COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no

cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and oppor tunities to keep yo u r h o u s e, yo u m ay contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assist a n c e a n d r e fe r ra l t o housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission T e l e p h o n e : 1-877-894-HOME (4663) W e b s i t e : w w w. w s h f c . o r g / b u y ers/counseling.htm The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development T e l e p h o n e : 1-800-569-4287 W e b The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys T e l e p h o n e : 1-800-606-4819 Webs i t e : w w w. n w j u s LEGAL NO. 494700 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. July 13, August 3, 2013.

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and sailing every day.” “Overall, the fun factor is pretty high.” The week’s-worth of events begin today with the Dinghies Whidbey Island event, which runs Saturday and Sunday July 13-14. Now in its third year, the Dinghies event is open to any sailing vessel under 24 feet long. Stuntz said that, while participation in the main race has seemed to plateau over the years, the new dinghy event is growing. “It’s great because there are so many people with boats in their yards that never get used,” Stuntz said. “It’s a great opportunity for them to get them out into the water.” The main set of races, for all one-design and PHRF sailboats 19-72 feet long, kicks off 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14, with a welcome reception complete with live music and rum tents hosted by the Oak Harbor Yacht Club. All evening events are open to sailors and non-sailors alike. Dave French, having painted the artwork featured in the Race Week poster for the fourth time now, says he has been sailing since he was 6 months old and looks forward to the event every year. As an avid sailor and Coupeville resident, French prides himself on getting the rigging in his paintings true to life. Sheila Weinsheimer, organizer of the race’s apparel sales, said she got involved four years ago as a result of her sailor husband, North Whidbey Middle School Principal Bill Weinsheimer. Having moved to Whidbey Island in 2005, Weisenheimer said the Oak Harbor Yacht

a similar notice for a meeting in Oak Harbor. Johnson, a District 2 Republican, and Price Johnson, a District 1 Democrat, accused Emerson with taking action contrary to an earlier consensus of the board. Johnson and Price Johnson claim verbal agreement was reached during a June 12 work session that a series of meetings on the levy proposal would be held in each commissioner district and attended by the area’s commissioner. The idea was to avoid any possibility of legal problems that might arise from an attending quorum that may later complicate or hinder the levy effort. Johnson even threatened Emerson, saying she would support a vote to revoke her position as chairwoman if she ever again takes action against the majority wishes of the board. Despite the warning, Emerson said she approved the notice because she planned to attend the meeting, which she did. She claimed there is nothing unusual or illegal about the board meeting in a special

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Sailors compete during the 2012 Whidbey Island Race Week that took place in Oak Harbor and Penn Cove. Club and the race week event gave them an immediate sense of friendship and belonging. “It’s a great way to feel part of the community,” Weisenheimer said. “And I have the greatest excuse to be here all week long.” “Through race week we have made friends with people from all over the world.”

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their vocal objections last week. When confronted during Wednesday’s afternoon work session, Emerson defended her decision to release the second special session notice. She said her actions were appropriate and, as she saw it, actually in line with the majority wishes of the board. Emerson explained that she didn’t believe a special session notice was required but released one anyway only because she believed her colleagues on the board would want to play it safe. “So frankly, I did exactly what the majority of the board was desiring,” Emerson said. Price Johnson and Johnson disagreed and voted 2-1, with Emerson opposing, to revoke Emerson’s chairwoman status. Price Johnson subsequently made a motion to name Johnson as chairwoman for the remainder of the year. Emerson refused to conduct the vote. “I’m not chair anymore,” Emerson said. Johnson took the reins and called for a vote, which passed 2-0. Emerson abstained.



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Whidbey News-Times, July 13, 2013  

July 13, 2013 edition of the Whidbey News-Times

Whidbey News-Times, July 13, 2013  

July 13, 2013 edition of the Whidbey News-Times