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Navy will conduct study on jet noise By JANIS REID Staff reporter The Navy said this week it will conduct an Environmental Impact Statement for Outlying Field Coupeville and Whidbey Island Naval Air Station on North Whidbey. While the Navy states that EIS plans have been in the works for some time, members of a Coupeville-based citizen group claim the

U.S. Rep: Future of Navy on Whidbey ‘is secure’

decision is the result of a federal lawsuit they filed in July against the Navy. The group, Citizen’s of the Ebey’s Reserve for a Healthy, Safe and Peaceful Environment, or COER, hoped the lawsuit would compel the Navy to suspend training operations at OLF and spur a new environmental impact study. The Navy suspended operations at OLF in June though the end of 2013. Though the demands of the lawsuit have

apparently been met by the Navy, the group’s attorney, David Mann, said they doesn’t intend to dismiss their lawsuit just yet. Mann expressed concerns with some of the language in the Navy’s notice of intent, which he suspects indicate that they will be using the most current noise levels as the baseline from which they will do their study. “What they looked at in 2005 was wrong,” Mann said. “They have to address the existing and additional noise impacts. We are

going to wait until we see the scope of what they Navy’s going to do.” Nevertheless, Mann said, “members of COER are of course ecstatic that the Navy has finally conceded that a complete environmental analysis is necessary. It is unfortunate that it required that we file federal litigation to get the Navy’s attention, but we are pleased that we provided the necessary catalyst for See EIS, A24

By Keven R. Graves and Janis Reid Staff reporters

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen addressed the Navy League this past Tuesday and offered some reassuring words for the Oak Harbor community. The future of the Navy on Whidbey Island is “secure,” he said. Larsen encouraged the Navy boosters to continue expressing support for the military presence on Whidbey Island because, back in Washington, D.C., “it makes a difference.” “It’s working,” Larsen said. “If you value something, you should be willing to fight for it.” A trip once made to Washington, D.C. by former Oak Harbor mayor Jim Slowik made an impression on top-level officials at the Pentagon, Larsen said. There is “high-level of support” from Oak Harbor for the Navy, Larsen said, and that is helping to cement the future of NAS Whidbey here.

Photo by Keven R. Graves/Whidbey News-Times

During his presentation to Navy League Tuesday, Congressman Rick Larsen described the future of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station as “secure,” and said Oak Harbor’s support for the base is making a difference. A longtime businessman in Oak Harbor, Slowik owned a car dealership in the 1990s when NAS Whidbey appeared on a base closure and realignment list. As a result of that threat to close the base, Slowik said he still worries closure might be

a possibility. “All of us who were here worry about that,” he said. Larsen, Slowik said, “did a great job presenting the argument that Whidbey Island is the key Navy base, especially with the patrol

wing and Poseidon aircraft that are coming.” “I hope Rep. Larsen is correct when he says NAS Whidbey Island is secure, and I’m 99 percent sure he is,” said Kathy Reed, executive See CONGRESSMAN, A5


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Oak Harbor eyeing ‘sister’ city By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

The idea of Oak Harbor forming a relationship with a sister city appeals to Mayor Scott Dudley. He sees the value in such cultural exchange opportunities. He likes the idea of guests from a foreign town visiting and becoming intimately acquainted with Oak Harbor and its people, and imagines residents here would be excited about doing the same somewhere else. He wonders why Oak Harbor hasn’t done this already. “Other cities are way ahead of us having one, two or several sister cities,” Dudley said. “You don’t have to look very far to see the success they have at Anacortes. I think the city of Oak Harbor would benefit greatly.” Dudley laid the groundwork by forming a committee to explore how Oak Harbor could land a sister city. The six-member committee has met once a month for about six months and will meet again Sept. 9. The group already has adopted bylaws and is working toward gaining 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. The group is currently trying to develop criteria to use in determining how to select a city. Dudley said he doesn’t envision a sister city being named until next summer. Bob Wall, who is on Oak Harbor’s sister city committee, said community members will be involved in naming the city and expects there to be a public forum. “When we open this up to the public, we have to have criteria on how to select a city because everybody has an opinion,” Wall said. Outside of developing such criteria, the

committee also is working to connect with the Sister Cities International organization and learning about ways to raise money. There are many steps before focusing on potential city partnerships. Oak Harbor is surrounded by communities that have sister cities. Anacortes has four sister cities, representing four different countries. Anacortes started with the Russian city of Lomonosov in 1992 and has since formed sister city partnerships with Kisakata, Japan; Sidney, B.C.; and Vela Luka, Croatia. Mount Vernon has two sister cities: Chilliwack, B.C., and Matsushige, Japan. La Conner (Olga, Russia) and Port Townsend (Ichikawa, Japan) each have one. “The goal of sister cities is trying to build relations with other cities throughout the world,” Wall said. “Primarily, it’s going to be a cultural exchange. We’re really excited about it.” Wall said he got interested in the sister city concept after his own personal experience of going on a mission to the Eastern African country of Uganda. He’s developed friendships with people from Uganda. Lorena Albert, who’s also on the committee, said she would have welcomed the sight of a city like Oak Harbor forming a relationship with a town in her home country when she was growing up. She is from the Philippines but has lived in Oak Harbor since 1991. “I came from a Third World country,” Albert said. “I wish another country would have reached out and helped us. I would like to help out another country.”

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Mayor says chamber funding review ‘politically driven’ By JANIS REID Staff reporter

The Oak Harbor City Council’s early review of chamber of commerce funding is “absolutely politically driven,” Mayor Scott Dudley said Thursday. While the $72,000-a-year contract is usually renewed in December, Dudley said he thinks the council moved the decision to its Sept. 17 meeting to ensure the funding is approved before the Nov. 5 election. “The council is extremely supportive of the chamber,” Dudley said. “But some are concerned we may see a change in council members.” Four of the council’s seven seats are up for election in November. ALL OF members of the Oak Harbor City Council who were present voiced their support for the chamber during their regular meeting Sept. 3. Council Dudley: members said they want to see funding for the chamber continue despite Dudley’s insistence that there are better ways to use the money to spur the local economy. “No one is denying the chamber’s doing a good job for existing members,” Dudley said. “But what’s the best bang for the buck?” “I will always be asking, can we do more? Be more efficient?” THE ISSUE of chamber funding was raised last month by Councilman Rick Almberg. He suggested the council move up discussions and develop a message that will appeal to Navy families relocating here with new squadrons at Whidbey Island Navy Air Station. In terms of tourism, Almberg said, attracting and retaining Navy families should be a top priority. “If we don’t go after the low-hanging fruit, the easy stuff first, everything else we do is just an abstract effect,” Almberg said. COUNCILMAN Joel Servatius said he’s a proponent of the chamber and is happy to see the contract discussion come up sooner rather than the usual December deadline. “There aren’t too many organizations that would want to run waiting until that last hour to get their budget finalized,” Servatius said. “I’m a proponent of doing something sooner

rather than later. “I can’t see that we would be diminishing that budget at all, but if anything, possibly increasing it.” Councilman Bob Severns, who served three times on the chamber board of directors, agreed with Almberg that the city needs to get ready for the expected growth of the city. “I think what we need to do is not only continue our partnership with the chamber, but to grow it.” DURING RECENT work sessions to discuss the tourism needs of the city, Councilwoman Tara Hizon said she hears the chamber mentioned repeatedly as a “portal” for the community. “One of the things that amazes me is that the chamber is able to do as much as they are with what they have,” Hizon said. “If we decide to add a military-targeted marketing plan to your work load, I think it’s important that the contracts be made more long term so you know one year to the next what your budget is going to be. OAK HARBOR Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathy Reed said it was nice to see support for the chamber from the council. Reed said she hopes that her Sept. 17 presentation on the chamber will further convince elected leaders that the chamber’s services are “a heck of a deal.” “The meeting was good, it clearly showed most of our council understands what the chamber’s job is for tourism,” Reed said. “We are trying to find a good balance of doing events and serving our membership.” CITY FUNDS RECEIVED by the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce are raised via a 2 percent tax on local hotel and motel rentals. The money is intended by the state to be used specifically for tourism, according to Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson who spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting to clarify the point. Johnson is Reed’s predecessor as chamber executive director. “I decided to come because I saw some comments on the

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Element nightclub forced to close its doors New owner applies for liquor license despite city opposition By JANIS REID Staff reporter

The Element’s liquor license was officially revoked Wednesday, Sept. 4 by the Washington State Liquor Control Board effectively ending business at the troubled night spot. Citing specific incidents of over-serving alcohol and serving to minors, the owners of the Oak Harbor night spot must surrender their liquor license paperwork within 30 days, according to court documents. “It was never the objective to close the business

down,” said Oak Harbor Police Chief Ed Green. “Businesses need to prosper. But there are laws that need to be followed, and when they started to deplete city resources, we need to look at how we can do things better.” According to city incident reports, the business has a history of disruptions and violence. In a memorandum to the mayor last year, Green wrote that city officials should consider revoking the Element’s nightclub license based on a series of violent incidents associated with the club, as

well as the owner’s failure to follow a series of conditions of the license. The club has also been the source of a multitude of noise complaints from nearby condo residents. Meanwhile, Jennifer Olsen, a former employee and manager at Element, has applied for a new liquor license at the same location, but under the moniker Infusion Lounge, according to correspondence with the state Liquor Control Board. Green said he has discussed the issues at the Element, which need to be addressed by Olsen before the city will agree to allow another night club there. The City of Oak Harbor filed a letter of opposition to the Liquor Control Board

stating that it does not want the same type of business open at that location. “It is an obvious concern from the City of Oak Harbor, the police department and its residents that the persistent chronic noise, crime and violent criminal activity will continue and it will be ‘business as usual,” said the five-page letter. The letter was signed by Mayor Scott Dudley. “So I, as mayor of Oak Harbor, and the Oak Harbor Police Department, oppose the issuance of a liquor license for the Infusion Lounge, LLC (operated by Jennifer Olson). There is a concern the past behavior will continue under the auspices of a new owner.” In a Sept. 2 email to

the Liquor Control Board responding to the mayor’s concerns, Olson said “in all honesty, I have seen the issues and the problems, and have wanted to change the way the business was ran.” Olson said she plans to replace staff, increase security, provide better training and other improvements to the previous operation. “All said and done, I am more than willing to completely cooperate with the Oak Harbor Police Department and the City of Oak Harbor officials. I am completely willing to comply with all laws and regulations at all times. I am completely willing to seek help and assistance of law enforcement before there are problems,

and to keep communication open to ensure all issues are resolved properly.” Even if Olsen is awarded a liquor license from the state, she still must convince the Oak Harbor City Council to award her a local night club business license. According to court documents, on or about Oct. 13, the staff at the Element allowed at least one person under the age of 21 to enter and remain in the club. On or around Dec. 30, the documents stated, Element staff served alcohol to at least one apparently intoxicated person. At least one employee was cited for not maintaining the proper liquor serving permit.

City council approves marijuana moratorium By JANIS REID Staff reporter

The Oak Harbor City Council passed a six-month moratorium on the opening

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Development Services Director Steve Powers recommended the six-month moratorium on both medical and recreational ventures

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to give city planners time to study the issue. Powers noted that the state Liquor Control Board is still developing regulations, which are expected to be released by mid-October. At the end of the six months, the council has the option of extending the moratorium for another six months. While saying she understands the need to place a moratorium on recreational marijuana, Councilwoman Tara Hizon questioned the need to halt future medical marijuana operations since it has been legal in this state for some time. Powers said that a lot of local municipalities “chose to wait and see what would happen with I-502,” the recreational marijuana initiative that was approved by voters, and then address the two similar issues together. The law created by I-502 comes with many restrictions, including the requirement that marijuana-related businesses be no closer than 1,000 feet from schools, playgrounds, parks, child care facilities, transit stations, libraries and arcades. Other than these requirements, the law leaves zoning and land use decisions up to local jurisdictions. Councilman Bob Severns asked when staff would map permimeter regulations. Powers said that would be “step one” for the staff because it will inform the council’s decisions on land use and regulation.


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CONGRESSMAN CONTINUED FROM A1 director of the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Reed was in the audience for Larsen’s presentation. “The base is too strategically located for the Department of Defense to give it up, especially with the current administration’s focus on the AsiaPacific region.” “Growth at the base translates into economic growth for Oak Harbor — more people to shop at local businesses, eat in local restaurants and attend local events,” said Reed, who is helping promote the chamber’s “Jets = Jobs” message throughout the community in response to a Central Whidbey group’s efforts to end landing practices at Outlying Field Coupeville. There has been a lot of negative publicity surrounding Outlying Field and that’s why it’s even more important the people in D.C. see how much support there is for the base,” Reed said. “I don’t know if I’m as certain as Rep. Larsen is about the base’s future — I don’t like to put all my eggs in one basket — but I believe it’s imperative we band together

“This really does spread beyond our military communities,” Larsen said. The sequester, he said, “is a bad policy.” to show DoD officials we The federal fiscal year ends want the base here. Our on Sept. 30, and Congress economy depends on it. will need to make a decision, “The Navy values Oak he said. Harbor’s commitment to the “The bitter taste we have Navy,” Larsen about sequestration said, adding that in Oak Harbor” is support was parshared in communiticularly evident ties across the counduring a time try, he said. Knowing when the Base that, Larsen said Realignment he’s hopeful that will and Closure encourage lawmakCommission was ers to take action to looking at closing end the damaging military installapolicy. Reed: tions. “I felt like his “I believe we “I hope Rep. remarks were are in a strong Larsen is correct reassuring,” said position,” Larsen when he says NAS Island County said, but added Whidbey Island is Commissioner Jill that there are secure, and I’m 99 Johnson. “There’s a “ c h a l l e n g e s , ” percent sure he is.” lot to be optimistic among them the about. But I took to federal sequester. heart what he said The sequester is damag- about the community staying ing military readiness and engaged and keeping that our military funding, Larsen Team Whidbey support in said, explaining the impacts place.” go beyond that and into the Larsen’s positive outlook community. about the Navy’s future As a result of the federal on Whidbey Island were sequester, school impact aid welcomed by Kathy Reed, is affected, as is funding for executive director of the such programs as Meals on Oak Harbor Chamber of Wheels and youth vaccina- Commerce. tion programs. “Growth at the base trans-

lates into economic growth for Oak Harbor — more people to shop at local businesses, eat in local restaurants and attend local events,” said Reed, who is helping promote the chamber’s “Jets = Jobs” message throughout the community in response to a Central Whidbey group’s efforts to end landing practices at Outlying Field Coupeville. “More people means a larger, more diverse employee pool with more and different skills and it could also translate into more new busi-

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ness in general as we strive to meet the needs of an expanding population,” Reed said. “It’s a positive thing,” Reed said. Asked by an audience member about President Barack Obama’s “decision to punish Syria” for purported use of chemical weapons, Larsen responded jokingly, “That’s not a weighted question.” “Congress is all over the place on this right now,” he said. There are the “hawks,” who think the United States should do more than Obama

proposes, and there are those representatives who believe it’s not the job of the U.S. to get involved. Larsen said he thinks there are key questions to be answered, among them: Were chemical weapons used? When? And on whom?; If so, does it require a response from the United States, and; If the United States does respond, what would be the next step? “I’m trying to be deliberate about this decision,” Larsen said. “It’s important.”

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IN OUR OPINION City council should continue funding for Oak Harbor chamber If Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley gets his way, funding for the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce would be reduced and money redirected to more community events. Currently, the chamber receives $72,000 in hotelmotel tax money. The decision to renew the funding is usually made in December, but discussions were moved up to before November’s election. The mayor cites political motivation as the reason. Dudley said he believes holding more community events will best improve the local economy. The money in question is raised via a state 2 percent tax on hotel and motel room rentals. The tax revenue is intended to be used for promotion of tourism or operation of tourism-related facilities. While the chamber’s primary function is to serve its membership — those businesses and organizations that are the lifeblood of the community — it also serves an important role in drawing visitors into our community. Each year, the chamber puts on two community events, the annual Fourth of July celebration and Holland Happening. The chamber also works to attract visitors to this area throughout the year, not just during the summer, and not just to attend events. The chamber is, as Councilwoman Tara Hizon said this week, a “portal” to our community. Anyone visiting, or thinking of visiting North Whidbey is likely to turn to the chamber for information about what to do and where to eat, shop and sleep. The chamber fills that role extremely well. The chamber also comprises people representing a broad range of businesses. Among its members are those reliant on tourism for the survival of their businesses, and who have a first-hand understanding of what draws people to North Whidbey. The city council is smart to be supportive of the chamber. A solid vote to renew the funding would honor the spirit and intent of the state hotel-motel tax while reaffirming city council support of the chamber and its mission. We would also urge the mayor to let go of the notion that the city should be placing all of its eggs in the events basket as a way of boosting the city’s economy.

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We need to support our own hospital Editor, Five generations of my family have been blessed with excellent care at Whidbey General Hospital. I would urge you to think about all the folks you know who have been treated successfully at our own Whidbey General Hospital since its inception in 1970. “I was misdiagnosed eight years ago,” my friend tells me. And I am so sorry she suffered that overwhelming experience. But that medico has been long gone and retired. Blaming WGH for that is punishing today’s patients and visiting “the sins of the father” upon today’s children. Not voting for the WGH bond is punishing the patients of today and tomorrow. It is denying them the best care and help they need now. Now is the time to bring WGH into the present and future of great medicine for Whidbey Island. Some say, “I can just go to Skagit.”

That is the same as letting the person, a stranger, at the table next to you in the restaurant pay for your meal. The voters of Skagit County stepped up and are paying for all the upgrades to their hospital. Are we so miserly as to let others pay our way? I hope not. We need to have a grownup conversation and look at the facts. We need to remove personalities and old wives tales and grudges from the equation. Do you tip your waiter, barber or hairdresser? Or do you walk out and let the next client pay for you? We need to reward and assist today’s doctors and staff at WGH by voting “yes” and giving them the facilities and equipment they need to do their job of helping and healing our families on Whidbey Island. Sue Tingstad Coupeville

Mayor

Dudley’s campaigning creates divisiveness Editor, I was very shocked to have Mayor

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Scott Dudley stop by my home on Saturday, Aug. 31, and to be actively campaigning against standing city council members. This is the first time in my voting history in the City of Oak Harbor that I can ever recall a mayor actively participating in this kind of activity. While this may not be illegal, I find it in rather poor taste that he would be doing so, and I especially find it wrong for him to have been trying to gain my vote for his candidate by not telling me about that person’s strength, but by telling half-truths about Councilman Joel Servatius position. He told me that Joel voted against the rescue unit for the Oak Harbor Fire Department, and that is all he had to say. As an active member of the Oak Harbor Fire Department, I followed the story regarding the purchase of the rescue unit. I wanted to see the city be able to replace the old rescue unit that we had, and helped to find the apparatus that was eventually purchased. I had conversations with some of the council at that time, and I know there See more Letters, A7

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Question of the week:

What do you think about the Navy moving forward with an Environmental Impact Statement?

“It’s good that they are doing that. A friend just moved here. He was concerned enough to look it up, but not concerned enough not to move here.”

“I live far enough out that it doesn’t affect me. It would be nice if there was no jet noise at all, but living outside of it is better.”

Mike Wilds, Seattle

Dwayne Golphenee, Coupeville

“People should just get over it because people don’t realize what the Navy brings to all their businesses. It’s annoying but it’s better than people crashing and dying.” Kristina Smith, Coupeville

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Robert K. Wallin Oak Harbor

Navy

EIS will hopefully validate need for keeping OLF Editor, I want to thank Congressman Rick Larsen for acknowledging that the Oak Harbor

“I live by the touch and gos and they don’t really bother me. I’d leave the Navy alone, but whatever is good for the community.”

“Jolly well about time isn’t it? It’s absurd they haven’t done anything up to this point. I don’t see how they can say it’s not having an impact.”

Bartt Reynolds, Coupeville

Gladys Howard, Coupeville

Church notes

MORE letters TO THE EDITOR was a whole lot more to the story. The council had concerns because of the financial crisis that the city was in, in part due to income resources, and in part due to the potential for major settlement concerns after you chose to fire several people from city departments. I agreed with the concerns mentioned by some on the council that it would be better to understand the bigger picture prior to authorizing the purchase than to come up short on the city’s finances and have to make cutbacks in staffing. From my point of view, I think it is healthy that council members should have the opportunity and should be expected to ask questions regarding issues they are being asked to vote on. An informed council member helps to make sure that the actions the city takes are in the best interest of the city, and helps to ensure that the monies they spend are spent wisely. I believe that the mayor should be doing all that they can to work together with the council for the betterment of the city in which we live. It does no good to spend time creating such a divisive atmosphere by actively working to remove council members who may disagree with you. There is far too much work to do as a collective group than to resort to these kinds of political behaviors.

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Navy League is willing to “stand up and fight for NAS Whidbey Island,” and the congressman stands “shoulder to shoulder” with us “fighting for the soldiers and veterans today.” Considering I ride buses for hours to be an Oak Harbor Navy Leaguer to help fulfill my dream to overcome disability to help our superheroes in the U.S. Navy, thank you congressman. One way I’ve attempted to help is write up a “Save OLF Coupeville” petition that earned more than 1,500 signatures and also supported an Environmental Impact Statement to propagate the facts and find mitigation strategies for the high volume so many, including I, experience. I hope for great attendance at the December scoping meetings on the EIS to make our patriotism felt. Certainly OLF supporters spoke up this summer to prevent a naval aviator’s child learning the news their parent is dead because their parent couldn’t train at OLF Coupeville or its replacement. I also note, (my website) recently posted a public record stating, “A question was asked regarding the viability of an alternative OLF in a more remote location such as Moses Lakes or Forks. Admiral Rich stated that the required distance from a main field is 50 nautical miles due to fuel and weather constraints — during Field Carrier Landing Practice, aircraft much complete their landings at a relative low weight (low fuel status) in order to stay within arresting weight parameters.” Hence the need for OLF Coupeville. Although I support a NAS Whidbey Island third runway under the prerequisite it is found in the EIS to be the most costeffective, likely OLF Coupeville provides the best training venue for NAS Whidbey Island and respectfully for aviation photography tourism as well. Joe A. Kunzler Sedro-Woolley

n St. Augustine’s Catholic Church invites the public to a dinner/speaker presentation 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, guest speaker Camille Pauley, will speak about “Healing the Culture.” Only 160 dinner tickets are available at $15. Tickets are available from the Parish office 360-675-2303 or from Walt Daspit 360-678-4535. Proceeds will be used for various Right to Life causes. n Concordia Lutheran Church announces new times for Sunday school and worship services. Beginning Sunday, Sept. 8, Sunday school for all ages will be offered from 9-10 a.m. Worship service will be 10:15-11:15 a.m. We invite you to join with Concordia in Bible study, worship and song. The church is located at 590 N. Oak Harbor Street in Oak Harbor. For more information, call 360-6752548 or go to CLCstaff@concordialutheranwhidbey.org n All are welcome to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s service 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Windjammer Park, also known as City Beach Park, in Oak Harbor. The Rev. Richard Scott will preside. The service will include Holy Communion. It will be held in the enclosed Building C, rain or shine. Call 360-279-0715 for more information or go to www.ststephensofoakharbor.org n Coffee Break Bible Study will begin the fall season with a study of the Gospel of John. Through the apostle John’s eye-witness account of Jesus’ life and ministry, together discover who Jesus is, why he came and how he continues to touch lives today. This study will meet weekly 10-11:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church, 1411 Wieldraayer Road (off Swantown Road), beginning Sept. 12. Coffee Break is a nondenominational small group Bible study that is open to all women of the community, and no previous Bible knowledge is needed. To

receive study material, call Launa at 360-6754706, or call the church office at 360-675-2881 for more information. n “Filling an Empty Nest with Joy” is the topic of the next audio chat hosted by the Christian Science Reading Room, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10. When kids go to college, get married or move away from home, it is a time of transition for the parents. Learning how to adjust can be difficult. And despite the new found freedom for kids and parents, both can experience feelings of loneliness and sadness. Is it possible to find joy when day-to-day family life is undergong this change? Join this chat with Janet Hegerty, a Christian Science healer and teacher, for answers to these questions. The Reading Room is located at 721 S.W. 20th Court, near Scenic Heights, or log on to www.jsh-online.com/chats n Whidbey Island Friends Meeting, also known as Quakers, holds their regular meeting for worship 4-5 p.m. every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building located at 20103 State Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland. This time of silent worship together may include spoken messages. As the founder of Quakers, George Fox, wrote: “Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone.” For more information, visit www.whidbeyquakers.org or email Tom Ewell at tewell@whidbey.com n Revelation Made Simple, a free seminar focusing on the prophecy in the Bible that applies to people’s time in world history, will be offered 7-9 p.m. Sept. 7, 12-14, 19-21 and 26-28 at Oak Harbor Seventh-day Adventist, 31830 State Highway 20 in Oak Harbor. n Have a submission for Church Notes? Email mhansen@whidbeynewsgroup. com with subject line “Church Notes.”


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Obituaries Betty Reuble

Betty Reuble, longtime Coupeville resident, passed away in Portland on Aug. 20 at the age of 94. Betty was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Oak Harbor. She attended Auburn Adventist

Academy and married Bud Mayer in 1938. They had three children: Beverly Read, Marcia Dunham and Jerry Mayer. In 1976, she married Gus Reuble. Betty was preceded in death by both husbands and by her siblings, Bill and

Wesley Park. She is survived by her children, step-children Ray, Kari and Jerry Reuble, and many grand, great-grand and greatgreat grandchildren. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Mount Tabor SeventhDay Adventist Church in Portland. Betty will be held close in countless happy memories and missed by her many friends.

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Ray Allen Stewart

Ray Allen Stewart died peacefully Aug. 23, 2013, with his family at his side at the VA hospital in Salt Lake City. Ray was born in Oak Harbor on May 18, 1951. He graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1970. He spent the next eight years

in the Navy. Ray married Amanda in 1984. They moved to Seiad Valley, Calif., in 2001 where he ran a gold mining shop and prospected for gold. Ray is survived by his wife Amanda; mother Fran and stepfather J.O. Riley; sister Pat Cooper; five children and 16 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father Eldon Stewart and his brother Tom Stewart.

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God-Centered Worship Christ-Centered Preaching Verse-by-Verse Teaching Worship: 1 PM 1411 Wieldraayer Road (off of Swantown Road) Pastor Keith McFaul 360-279-9713 www.GraceEvangelical.org

Tuesday Bible Study 7:00pm Sun Service 11am • Sun Children’s Church 11am We Welcome All Pastor Yvonne Howard & the C.O.R.C.C. Family

656 SE Bayshore Dr, Suite #2 • 675-0935

Sunday Worship ......8:00 & 10:30 am Sunday School......................... 9:15 am Nursery Available

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490 NW Crosby Ave., Oak Harbor 675-5008

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Bible Study For All Ages.....9:15 a.m. Worship Services.....10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Services..................6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Student Ministries Child care for all services. Pastor Grafton Robinson Associate Pastor Lemuel B. Villano 675-6686 www.ohsbc.org

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

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Oak Harbor Southern Baptist Church

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ACTIVITIES Whidbey

Saturday, September 7, 2013 • The Whidbey News-Times

Saturday Sept. 7

Whidbey Island Coho Salmon Derby, Sept. 7, 3334 E. Brooks Hill Road, Langley. Cash prizes for three largest coho salmon caught. Tickets are $5 and are available at Sebo’s Hardware in Bayview; Ace Hardware in Freeland and Oak Harbor; Short Stop in Freeland; Clinton Hardware; American Legion Post 141 and Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club. Weigh-in at 4 p.m. at Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club. Central Whidbey Nonprofit Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 7, at Coupeville Community Green behind the library. Coupeville Community Portrait, noon, Sept. 7, at Coupeville Community Green behind the library. Island County Master Gardeners Central Whidbey plant clinic, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 7, Coupeville Farmers Market. Free gardening advice. 360-240-5527. Swingin’ with the Dean Show, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sept. 7, Coupeville Farmer’s Market. Join Dean Ratzman with hits of great American artists from the 19401970’s in swing, jazz, blues, rock and soul. Free. 360-678-4911, or lfranzen@sno-isle.org Military Appreciation Picnic, noon-4 p.m., Sept. 7, Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor. Sponsored by Navy League, Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Northrop Grumman and Boeing. Meet the author, 1 p.m., Sept. 7, Wind & Tide Bookshop, Pioneer Ave., Oak Harbor. Author Patricia Vanasse will be reading from her book, “Resilient.” karenlouisemuel ler@gmail.com Meerkerk annual fundraiser, 5-8 p.m., Sept. 7, M-Bar-C Ranch, Freeland. Spend the evening with adventurer and “plant hunter” Steve Hootman. Silent auction, appetizers and wine. $50. 360-6781912, or meerkerk@whidbey.net, or www.meerkerkgardens.org 2013 Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Battle of the Bands, 6:30-11 p.m., Sept. 7, Rose Hill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo. Organized by Kamiak Performing Arts Boosters. The top-two bands, decided by a combination of audience and judges favorites, will play on Sept. 8 from 2-4:30 p.m. on the main stage at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. $10. 425-223-1770, or kamiakbob@gmail.com, or www. brownpapertickets.com/event/445129

Sunday Sept. 8

Coupeville Lions Salmon Barbecue, 12-1:30, p.m., Sept. 8, Coupeville Town Park. Cost is $20. Tickets sold at Town of Coupeville, Coupeville Chamber

and through Coupeville Lions. Barbecue includes Native American style salmon, corn on the cob, sides, dessert and beverages. For tickets or information, call 360678-4105. Free concert, Concerts on the Cove, Sept. 8, 2-4:30 p.m., Coupeville Town Park Pavilion. Jazz band performing will be “The Microsoft Jumpin’ Jive Orchestra.” Come and listen, dance or just an enjoy an afternoon of jazz. Follows Coupeville Lions’ salmon barbecue. Orienteering meet, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 8, Fort Ebey State Park, gun battery shelter. A one-size-fits-all orienteering race for beginners through advanced runners and walkers. There will be a mass start and a set of checkpoints. Visit as many or as few as you like, in any order you want. You can choose either a one hour or two hour time limit. $11. Preregister through www.cascadeoc. org/events/2013/forestadventure Farm to Table charity dinner, 3-7 p.m., Sept. 8, C’est La Vie Farmette, 4759 Lucy Lane, Langley. Rotary Club of Whidbey Westside hosts its first annual “Farm to Table” dinner to benefit South Whidbey charities. Enjoy the simplicity and delights. $75. 360-5445887, or CeliaBlack@whidbey.com

Monday Sept. 9

Monday morning knitters, 10-11 a.m., Sept. 9, Oak Harbor Library. Knitters of all levels welcome. Share knowledge and build skills in the supportive atmosphere of the library’s Center for Lifelong Learning. Beginners, please bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Free. Disaster preparation for your animals, 5:30-7p.m., Sept. 9, Coupeville Library. Workshop will help you prepare yourself and your animals in case of disaster. Presented by Becca Cory, disaster mitigation educator. 360-678-4911 or lfranzen@sno-isle.org GriefShare: A support group for adults grieving the loss of a loved one, Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., starts Sept. 9, Family Bible Church, C-3, 2760 N. Heller Rd, Oak Harbor. 360-678-6863.

Tuesday Sept. 10

Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers club meeting, 1-3 p.m., Sept. 10, 2720 Heller Road. Nate Cushman from SnoIsle Libraries will explain how to use the Heritage Quest database at the library. All are welcome. Contact Ruth Hancock at 360675-4086, or randr.hancock@ frontier.com Oak Harbor Garden Club monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Sept. 10, First United

NORTIER TALK: Capt. Mike Nortier, commanding officer of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, will be the featured

speaker at the PBY Memorial Foundation monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24 at the Chief Petty Officers Club, Ault Field Road, Oak Harbor. This is the PBYMF’s monthly no host luncheon. The PBY Memorial Foundation supports the Navy Heritage Center, located on the Seaplane Base in Oak Harbor. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Exhibits cover the history of the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and periods from World War II to present. 360-675-1102.

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Methodist Church, Oak Harbor. Learn about floral design and horticulture. Program at 11:30 a.m. will be put on by Netsah Zelinsky and Vivian Decker with SPIN Cafe’. Netsah is a certified Permaculture teacher and on the board of local SPIN (Supporting People In Need) Cafe’. She and Decker will discuss Permaculture Food and Forest associated with SPIN Café.

every Thursday morning. Coffee and treats available. 360-675-2569, or anniew@villageconcepts.com

Septic 101 class, 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 10, Coupeville Recreation Hall. Do you know how your septic system works? This class will teach you the proper care and feeding of your septic system. Learn how you can save thousands of dollars by properly maintaining your septic system. Discover what not to put down the drain. And learn how you can obtain low interest loans for repairs. This informative class is the first of three steps in becoming certified to inspect your own system. Register online at www.islandcountyeh. org/Page/118, or call Island County Public Health at 360-679-7350. Registration closes Sept. 9. If you miss registration, you may attend the class but some materials will not be available.

How to start a business, 1 p.m., Sept. 12, Oak Harbor Library. Learn how to write a business plan using the Small Business Administration’s format. In the process you will discover some library tools that can save you hundreds of dollars. Seating is limited. Please preregister. 360-675-5115, or www.sno-isle.org

Wednesday Sept. 11

Playscape, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Sept. 11, 5476 Maxwelton Road, B Pod, No. 3 and 4, Langley. Facilitated free program on Wednesdays and Fridays that offers an indoor park-like space for children birth through 5 years with their grownups. Open throughout the school year, Playscape welcomes parents, caregivers, nannies and grandparents. 360-321-1484, or wamothermentors@gmail.com, or www.whidbeymothermentors.org Meet the authors, 5:30-7 p.m., Sept. 11, Anchor Books and Coffee, Clinton. Meet authors John Palka and Michael Seraphinoff. Palka is author of “My Slovakia, My Family.” Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state, endorsed his book, writing “‘My Slovakia, My Family’ is a heartfelt tale of a nation’s struggle to exist and of a family’s pivotal role in influencing its destiny. Seraphinoff is a senior scholar for the International Baccalaureate Organization of Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. He is the author of multiple books, essays and magazine articles. 360-341-4280, or dcolfer@sno-isle.org Literature & Laughter Book group, “The Language of Baklava,” 6:15-7:45 p.m., Sept. 11, Coupeville Library. Join group for a discussion of memoir by Diana Abu-Jaber. All are welcome. 360-678-4911, or lfranzen@sno-isle.org

Thursday Sept. 12

Veteran’s Coffee Club, 9-11 a.m., Sept. 12, Harbor Tower Village, 100 E. Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor. Come meet and socialize with other veterans and spouses

Jimmie Rodgers in concert, 7-8:30 p.m., Sept. 12, Coupeville Middle and High School. $30. Meet and greet after the show. 360-2222141, or kmac@tartantalent.com, or www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/429029

Friends of the Coupeville Library potluck business meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Sept. 12, Coupeville Library. Bring a dish and a friend and see what is happening with this dynamic group. All are welcome. 360-678-4911, or lfranzen@sno-isle.org Whidbey Playhouse season opener, “Too Soon for Daisies,” 7:30 p.m., Sept. 12-15, 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. on Sunday), Whidbey Playhouse, Oak Harbor. Comedy directed by Stan Thomas about three elderly ladies who escape from a retirement home and turn up at a vacant residence that they want to make their new home. They wind up trying to cover up another visitor’s sudden death. Show’s final day is Sept. 22. $16. 360-679-2237, or www.whidbeyplayhouse.com

Friday Sept. 13

South Whidbey Lions annual barn sale, 9 a.m., Sept. 13, M-Bar C-Ranch, 5264 Shore Meadow Road, Freeland. South Whidbey Lions Club is having its annual barn sale on Sept. 13-15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday. Grilled bratwursts will be available for $1.50. The Lions will pick up donations for this sale if donors will call 360-331-5610 or 360-3216193. They don’t accept beds, mattresses, electronics, or clothing. Part of the proceeds will go to the Forgotten Children’s Fund. 360331-5610, or rsdret@whidbey.com Second Friday Nonfiction Book Group, “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher,” 10:30 a.m.noon, Sept. 13, Coupeville Library. Enjoy reading nonfiction? Bring a friend and join the discussion of this title by Timothy Egan. 360678-4911, or lfranzen@sno-isle.org AKC Dog Agility Trials, noon, Sept. 13-15, Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor. Canine athletes from all over the Northwest compete against the clock on obstacle courses for AKC titles. All breeds and ability levels will be there. Public welcome. Bleacher seating available, food vendor on site. Starts noon on Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free. 360-4225499, or tollertoes@lycos.com

Coupeville performing arts series, 7-9 p.m., Sept. 13, Masonic Center, 804 No. Main St., Coupeville. Free community entertainment with two featured poets or singer/songwriters performing original work, followed by open mic for community participation of poetry or music. Designed to create, nurture and sustain creativity on Whidbey Island in a supportive and accessible environment. 253970-7493, or copasfriday@gmail. com Island Beach Access will be holding its monthly public meeting 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13 in the Freeland Library community room. Everybody is welcome. At 2 p.m. there will be a beach walk at the northern end of Deer Lagoon, where Mike McVay, IBA president, will be discussing the history of the lagoon, its access points and current use and features. Meet at the Double Bluff parking lot at 2 p.m. info@icfpba.org

Saturday Sept. 14

Daughters of Norway meeting, 9:15 a.m., Sept. 14, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 6309 S. Wilson Place, Clinton. Daughters of Norway, Ester Moe Lodge No. 39, will hold its first meeting following summer break. Coffee time begins at 9:15 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9:45 a.m. At 11 a.m., speaker will be Jackie Henry, director of the Norwegian-American Historical Association, housed at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., the largest archive of materials related to Norwegian-American immigration in the U.S. Her organization preserves and makes available for research more than 1,700 collections containing letters, diaries, photographs, business and church records, clippings and a variety of other manuscripts documenting the immigration experience. She will give a brief update on the activities and publications of the association and a tour of the online resources. Luncheon will follow the program. Guests are welcome. 425-308-7860, or mljchome@frontier.com, or www.daughtersofnorway. org Angelman Syndrome Picnic Fundraiser, noon-5 p.m., Sept. 14, Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor. Picnic, auction, dessert bar, bake sale. Explore the old-growth preserve, 1-4 p.m., Sept. 14, Camp Casey auditorium and Admiralty Inlet Natural Area Preserve, Coupeville. Explore the OldGrowth Preserve with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust and Seattle Pacific University at the Land Trust’s newest preserve, Admiralty Inlet Natural Area Preserve. First, meet at Camp Casey auditorium A for a short reception where you’ll enjoy cookies and refreshments. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to tour Camp Casey and learn the basic military history, and take a short walk (about 1/4 mile) to Admiralty Inlet Natural Area Preserve. Visit www.wclt.org for directions and to RSVP. janelle@wclt.org or 360-222-3310.


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Linda Otruba, dean of students at Oak Harbor High School, spent Thursday directing inquisitive students to advisory class.

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New Oak Harbor schools superintendent Lance Gibbon greets a student at Crescent Harbor Elementary School Thursday. For some, the first day of school at Oak Harbor High School also meant a first glance at class schedules.

New beginning

Oak Harbor schools usher in a new era in a unique way By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

Part of the greeting committee at Oak Harbor High School were the cheerleaders who created a tunnel for students to walk through after departing the bus.

For Mahliah Estrellado, the driveway was far enough. She had walked with her mother and little brother to the place where the sidewalk met Olympic View Elementary School’s entry way. Now a fifth-grader, in her final year in elementary school, she wanted to finish the journey by herself. “I love you princess,” Jackie Estrellado said as she squeezed her daughter. Thursday’s first day of school in the Oak Harbor School District was an emotional day for some parents. A father in a military uniform spent extra time running his fingers through the hair of his two daughters to make sure they looked proper for the occasion. Some mothers and fathers knelt down to give what was intended to be a final hug or kiss to their child, only to sneak one or two more before they left. Mahliah Estrellado got a final embrace from her 4-yearSee FIRST DAY, A12

Above left, Christine Bower gives daughter Jolea a kiss before the start of class at Olympic View Elementary. Above, 4-year-old Breanna Blazich focuses on a snail after sending off her sister Rebecca at North Whidbey Middle School.

Jackie Estrellado checks her daughter Mahliah’s backpack just before the start of school at Olympic View Elementary School.

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old son Brandon before she walked the rest of the way to her classroom. “Last year, I did (walk her to class),” Jackie Estrellado said. “She said, ‘Mom, I’m getting too old.’ I told her I wouldn’t walk her to the door this year. “She’s at the age when she’s starting to be independent.” The 2013-14 school year was ushered in a unique way. Community and school leaders greeted students at all eight of the district schools as they departed buses and entered school buildings. The idea was spearheaded by new school district superintendent Lance Gibbon, whose mission for the district includes forming more bonds within the community. Gibbon greeted students at Oak Harbor High School, North Whidbey Middle School and Crescent Harbor Elementary School. Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley also made the rounds. Other participants included State Senator Barbara Bailey, Oak Harbor Police Chief

Ed Green, Island County Commissioners Jill Johnson and Kelly Emerson and several members of the Oak Harbor school board and city council. “It’s been exciting,” Dudley said. “Looking back, the first day of school for me wasn’t always a positive experience growing up as a child in Olympia.” Dudley said he noticed some blank facial expressions turn to smiles once students met the greeters. Students who got off buses at Oak Harbor High School were met by cheerleaders. “This was a great idea,” he said. Once students entered buildings, the pace was at times frantic. “I don’t have a schedule?” one student called out in a crowded main office at Oak Harbor High School. Trying to restore order to the chaos was Linda Otruba, dean of students. “Ladies, where are you headed?” she said to a group wandering the halls. Otruba roamed the building herself, telling most students to head to their advisory class. She looked for one specific indicator of confusion. “That blank stare,” Otruba said, “that bewildered look,

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Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley directs high school students to a cheerleader tunnel on the first day of school Thursday. Dudley was among several community leaders who participated in ushering in the new school year in the Oak Harbor School District. that ‘I don’t know why I’m here’ look.” Debbie Matthews has seen it. Matthews, the office assistant at Crescent Harbor Elementary, has spent 27 years at the school and

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will retire at the end of this school year. “This is my last first day,” Matthews said with a big smile. “I love seeing all the kids. The staff here is like family. It’s a bittersweet thing for me.” For Gibbon, the day was an excellent start to a new chapter in the Oak Harbor School District. It was the first day of school of sorts for him, too. Rick Schulte had been superintendent on the first day of school for the Oak Harbor schools for the past two decades. Gibbon was named as Schulte’s successor over the summer. “There’s nothing like the first day of school, the energy and the excitement, the smiling faces and the nervous faces,” Gibbon said. “This was just making our kids and families feel welcome.”

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Game of the week

Volleyball jamboree: Oak Harbor hosts Coupeville and five other teams at 9 a.m. today, Sept. 7.

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Off & running: Athletes shift into high gear By JIM WALLER Sports editor

A new school year brings a fresh beginning for Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school athletes. Most of the prep teams open regular season competiton next week. A rundown on what to expect from each is reviewed below. The football teams started last night and were previewed in Wednesday’s

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OH Cross Country Wildcats take aim at another state trip The Oak Harbor High School cross country team is on a historical run. Both the boys and girls teams qualified for the past three state meets after qualifying in the same year only once before in 1995.

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John Rodeheffer hopes to lead Oak Harbor to its third consecutive boys district cross country championship.

The Wildcat boys wrapped up the past two district titles after not winning one for 40 years. The girls finished second at district last fall behind eventual state champion and nationally ranked Glacier Peak and qualified for their fourth consecutive state meet, a best in school history. Both Oak Harbor teams were ranked in the top 15 in the preseason poll released this week. Coach Eric Peterson said, “We’ve been fortunate with our success over the last couple years. It has really come down to having great kids that are willing to work hard and keeping them healthy and injury free. The rest comes down to doing what we do and having fun. As far as our next step in the success ladder for our program, we need to get both teams in the top 10 at state.” The boys finished 10th at state in 2012; the girls placed 11th. The boys return three state participants, including their top two finishers: Clayton Richardson (48th) and John Rodeheffer (61st). Nathan Wagner also competed, placing 114th, sixth-best for Oak Harbor. The girls lost graduate Christina Wicker, who placed 10th at state, the second-best individual effort in the history of the girls program. However, four state runners are back. Alex Laiblin (19th) and Jonalynn Horn (39th) were second and third among Wildcats. Marisa Sligh (128th) and Rachel Crowther (134th) ran sixth and seventh. Other returning letter winners are Brendon Bristow, Logan Clark, Carly Crowther, Steven Hall, Stephen Miller,

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Alex Laiblin, left, Rachel Crowther and Jonalynn Horn, running in last year’s district meet, return to lead the Oak Harbor cross country team. Tristan Mirabal, Caleb Peek and Dakota Powers. Among the new runners, Sebastian Ceasar, Miguel Guzman, Susanne Kaltenbach, Laura Rodeheffer, Carolynn Wicker and Kaitlyn Chelberg stand-

out, according to Peterson. Peterson noted that leadership is one of this year’s strengths. Richardson and Rodeheffer “know how to win,” Peterson said; and Laiblin and Horn have the “drive and work ethic … to

navigate our younger girls’ team to the post season.” Depth is also a strength with 55 athletes on the team. As far as weaknesses, Peterson said, “There isn’t See Prep preview, A14


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fall prep preview CONTINUED FROM A13 ites, Cowan said. The Wolves start the season with a game at Whidbey foe Oak Harbor at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. The first home match is also the league opener when Cedarcrest visits at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17.

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Coupeville’s Micky LeVine, left, fights for possession in last year’s playoff match with Lynden Christian. anything specific so far.” Glacier Peak is, once again, the team to beat on the girls side, Peterson said, and Mountlake Terrace and Shorewood lead “a mess of good teams” on the boys. “We’re just looking forward to a great year. Our kids have a lot of fun but know when it’s time to work hard. It really makes coaching enjoyable with great kids,” Peterson said. Oak Harbor takes part in the 30-team Sehome Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in Bellingham.

CV Soccer Wolves look to control present, forget past New Coupeville High School soccer coach Troy Cowan is only concerned with the now. Wins have been scarce the past few seasons (the Wolves were 1-16 last fall), but that is not a focal point. “We can only worry about right now, and for us to have a successful season we have to get back to the basics and play Lady Wolves soccer,” Cowan said. For that to happen, Cowan said, Coupeville has to play “possessive, strong defensive-minded, ball-control soccer.” He added, “Playing within our own abilities and playing to our potential will determine our success. Wins and losses will come with every

match, but the Lady Wolves will need to win the personal effort match to enjoy success.” Cowan said the strengths of his club are being able to win the possession battle, controlling the ball, and being mentally and physically prepared. He is also pleased with the play of goalies MaKayla Bailey and Julia Myers. The Wolves will be built around what Cowan calls his four horsemen: returning letter winners Erin Rosenkranz, Jennifer Spark, Jacki Ginnings and Micky LeVine. Team captain Rosenkranz is “an obvious leader with real aspirations to get noticed by her peers and competitors,” Cowan said. Also returning are Marisa Etzell, Ana Luvera, Ivy Luvera, Joye Jackson and Victoria Wellman. Key newcomers, according to Cowan, are freshmen Carlie Rosenkrance, Bree Daigneault and Mattea Miller. He said the explosive Rosenkrance will demonstrate control soccer, Daigneault is a decisive passer and has a high soccer IQ, and Miller will add quickness. Cowan expects the Wolves to be “in great game shape, be competitive and work hard every minute…(and) be extremely cerebral and excellent ambassadors of the game.” Archbishop Murphy and King’s are the league favor-

Last season started well for the Oak Harbor soccer team, but the year quickly fell off its foundation and the Wildcats couldn’t recover their footing. Oak Harbor opened the year with a tie and a win, then 14 losses followed. Now, firstyear coach Mike Lonborg is trying to form the Wildcats into a team that can handle the weight of the Western Conference. “We are planning on taking one step at a time and trying to build on each success we have,” Lonborg said. “We have a long ways to go to get where we want to be and the girls are working hard toward those goals.”

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Mariel Empinado is one of 14 returning letter winners for the Oak Harbor swim team. He added, “What we need to do … to turn things around is get back to basics. We need to work on the little things and build from the base up, and we need to eliminate mistakes and avoid injuries.” Lonborg will have a strong base to build upon with 11 returning letter winners: seniors Chelsea Atkinson, Faith Franssen and Kyndra Sherman; juniors Lauryn Plush, Makenzie Perry, Rebecca Pabona, Haley Lundstrom, Jacalyn

Hefflefinger, Nalani Gabbert and Alyssa Eden; and sophomore Ayla Muller. Plush was a second-team, all-Wesco choice and Perry honorable mention last fall. Junior Paige Waterman and freshman Jennifer Turnek are also pushing for playing time, according to Lonborg. Another positive, Lonborg said, is that Oak Harbor has “more girls playing club-level soccer year round than ever before.” He added that the incoming freshman class is talented, but “it’s going to take some time before they are ready for the varsity team.” Lack of depth, he said, is going to be an issue. Lonborg expects perennial power Everett to continue to be the team to beat in the Wesco North. Oak Harbor begins the season with the Whidbey showdown. The Wildcats go to South Whidbey at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, and then host Coupeville at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.

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Oak Harbor’s Nalani Gabbert works on ball control skills in practice this week.

Oak Harbor High School swim coach Alex Thierry, leading the girls for the first time after coaching the boys last winter, expects his team to be competitive this year, but more important than the wins, he would like the girls to enjoy their experience. “I really just want the girls to have fun,” Thierry said. “We will be pretty competitive and hardworking, but the girls really need to enjoy that time. It is too early for me to make predictions on the season, but I know if the girls put forth their best effort, we should have a successful season.” The Wildcats lost a handful

of talented swimmers from last year’s 11-3 team which placed second in district and 12th at state. Thierry said, “We have a few strong swimmers who are not returning, so we will see some new swimmers step up. Every meet this year should be interesting as I have a feeling all of our meets might be a little closer than last year. That is what makes things exciting, though.” Thierry likes the effort of his team: “The strength of this team that I have seen so far is that they do not have a problem pushing each other to work harder.” He added, “I really think the only weakness of this team comes from the limited water time that we get for practice. I hope that the girls want to swim more and take advantage of other opportunities to get more pool time.” Thierry hopes to get the diving program restarted: “My goal is to have at least two by the end of the season. That is a big goal with only three hours a week for diving practice.” Oak Harbor returns 14 letter winners: Irysh Concepcion, Marissa Morris, Kennedy Trisler, Tricia Desquitado, Mollie Briddell, Danae Nash, Sarah Baxter, Mariel Empinado, Sophie Dickinson, Elise Still, Leah Lukban, Allison Hoffmire, Ella Brooks and Zena Husler. Sophomore Morris earned first-team, all-conference honors in the 200 and 500 freestyle in 2012, and joined junior Briddell on the firstteam 400 free relay. Morris placed 15th in the 500 and 16th in the 200 at the state meet. The teams to beat this fall are Kamiak and Cascade, according to Thierry. The Wildcats start the season with two road meets, beginning at 3:15 p.m. at See prep preview, A15


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first doubles, according to Mells. Dimaculangan and Mendoza are set for second doubles. Newcomers moving up from the junior varsity, junior Kyle Martin and sophomores Isaac Deleon, Jared Hunt and Calib Byers, are in the mix for third and fourth doubles. Mells said, “The team is pretty balanced this season. There is not a big difference in the ability level of the players.” Stanwood is the favorite to take the Wesco North, Mells said, adding, “I expect us to finish as one of the two top teams in our division.” The Spartans (11-2) are the defending North champions; Oak Harbor (4-9) finished in a tie for third. Oak Harbor starts the season with two 3:30 p.m. home, non-league matches. First, Lake Stevens visits Wednesday, Sept. 11, then Mountlake Terrace comes by Friday, Sept. 13.

prep fall review CONTINUED FROM A14 Lake Stevens Tuesday, Sept. 17. Stanwood comes to Oak Harbor at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23. The highlight of the nonleague schedule is a visit by four-time state champion Mercer Island, coached by Oak Harbor graduate Chauntelle Johnson, Saturday, Sept. 28.

CV Tennis Deep pool of talent carries Coupeville Coupeville High School tennis coach Ken Stange will have no trouble filling out his lineup with experienced players. The Wolves return 12 athletes with varsity experience, and with only eight spots to fill per match, Stange said the competition for playing time “should be fun” and the matches “competitive and enjoyable.” “With so many players who want to play at the top, the boys won’t be able to let their guard down,” Stange said. Six returnees played a significant role in 2012:

Aaron Curtin, Ben Etzell, Jason Knoll, Brandon Kelley, Sebastian Davis and Brian Norris. Others with varsity experience are Loren Nelson, Cameron Boyd-Eck, Kyle Bodamer, Jared Helmstadter, Jake McCormick and Connor McCormick. Shane Squire, who is currently injured, also played last fall. Newcomers will have a difficult time supplanting the veterans, Stange said, but those with the best chance are sophomores Dalton Martin, Beauman Davis and Lilan Sekigawa; and freshmen Joseph Wedekind, Grey Rische and Nick Dion. In all, Stange has 27 players on his club this season. The Wolves lost just two players to graduation, Nathan Lamb and Ben Wehrman, but the two were among the most talented. Lamb, who won three district titles, will be tough to replace. Stange said, “Nathan played No. 1 singles for what seems like an eternity. That said, Aaron Curtin is solid. Players like Ben Etzell and

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Tom Dale, one of seven Oak Harbor lettermen, will play first doubles for the Wildcats this season. Sebastian Davis are playing well. Jason Knoll is also hitting well.” Curtin, in particular, is developing his talent. “Aaron has found his power and has begun to harness it,” Stange said. “I expect big things.” South Whidbey, a traditional power, will be the team to beat this fall, according to Stange. Archbishop Murphy is playing boys tennis for the first time this season and should add another tough opponent to the schedule. “I’m excited by the group of guys on the court with me,” Stange said. “Joking is at a minimum, and the players are focused on improving. The courts are crowded but everyone’s working hard and improving daily. It should be a fantastic year.” The Wolves travel to Friday Harbor Friday, Sept. 13, and South Whidbey Monday, Sept. 16, before opening at home with ATM at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18.

In singles, Miller and Saar should hold down the top two singles slots with Atienza playing third or fourth.

Nelson and top newcomer freshman Jackson Wezeman will most likely man the other singles spot or join Dale in

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Aaron Curtin is likely to play No. 1 singles for Coupeville.

Oak Harbor High School tennis coach Horace Mells returns seven lettermen and expects the veterans to dominate the lineup this fall. Back are seniors Harrison Miller, Casiano Atienza, Jacob Nelson, Jomar Dimaculangan and Jozef Mendoza; and juniors Carter Saar and Tom Dale. Oak Harbor lost only three players to graduation from last year’s 5-11 team.

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Coupeville’s Haley Sherman, left, and Amanda Fabrizi work on building jumping strength during a conditioning session at the Wolves’ volleyball practice this week.


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fall prep preview CONTINUED FROM A15 School volleyball program begins a new era this fall as Kirsty Croghan takes over for long-time coach Toni Crebbin. Although Croghan, a 2006 CHS graduate, is new, the squad she will put on the court isn’t. The Wolves lost only one full-time starter to graduation and return eight letter winners: Hailey Hammer, Breeanna Messner, Madeline Strasburg, Amanda Fabrizi, Sydney Aparicio, Haley Sherman, Megan Oakes and Alli Hanigan. Hammer was a secondteam, all-league choice in 2012.

Amy King, a veteran Coupeville coach, is Croghan’s assistant and will help lend experience to the program. A strong group of incoming freshman will give the team an added boost, Croghan said, with Valen Trujillo and Tiffany Briscoe leading the bunch. Being new to the team, Croghan said it is too early to identify her team’s primary strengths and weaknesses. “After a couple of matches I will know more,” she said. In addition, since she is unfamiliar with Coupeville’s opponents, she isn’t sure

which teams are the favorites in this year’s Cascade Conference race. “The team is preparing to be competitive this year and hopefully one of the teams to beat,” Crogan said. “My expectations for this year’s team is to become a more competitive team within and outside of our league.” One thing Croghan is sure about is the work ethic of her club: “The girls have been working extra hard this summer and during preseason to prepare themselves for a quicker, faster paced game.” She added, “I have a great group of hardworking and

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First-team, all-conference player Kayleigh Harper will be the center of attention for Oak Harbor.

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motivated girls this season and it will be one to watch.” Coupeville participates in the Oak Harbor jamboree at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, then begins conference play with the home opener with Cedarcrest at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12.

OH Volleyball ‘Cats build around all-league middle When you have only one returning full-time starter, it’s good to have a talented one. Oak Harbor High School volleyball coach Kerri Molitor lost seven strong players to graduation, but not Kayleigh Harper. The 6-2 senior, an allleague, first-team selection in 2012, is back and will be one of the Western Conference’s top weapons. Junior Amelia Berner and sophomore Claire Anderson were often in the starting lineup for the Wildcats last fall and will add experience to an overall young club. Also returning is senior letter winner Deanna Ruben. New players who should fill in for the graduates, according to Molitor, are senior right side hitter MaKenna Martyn, junior setters Natalie McVey and Hailey Beecher, junior defensive specialist Aubrey Lock and sophomore AnnaBell Whitefoot. Molitor said, “I don’t think we have slack to make up (for the graduates), but rather a nicely balanced team. She added, “I have strong returning players in key positions, and our newcomers are a talented group. They fill a variety of positions and they challenge each other in competitive situations every day.” As for her expectations for the season, Molitor said, “Our defense will frustrate our opponents. I also expect that the girls will accept their roles on the team and support each other by putting the team’s needs ahead of their own. We have a caring group of girls that love the game and want to win.” Defense will be a team strength, Molitor said. “Our defense will match our offense. We have strong ball handling skills.” Last year the Wildcats finished third in the Wesco 3A North (5-3, 9-10) and qualified for the playoffs. “I am excited for the season,” Molitor said. “I hope we can stay positive and overcome any challenges that may arise.” Who are the teams to beat in Wesco? “All of them, of course,” Molitor said. “It doesn’t matter who our opponent is, it will be a fight every night.”

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Coupeville cheerleader Briess Potter helps lead the student body in a routine at the opening-day assembly Tuesday. Oak Harbor hosts six other schools in a jamboree starting a 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. The regular season begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, when state power BurlingtonEdison, coached by Oak Harbor graduate Tawnya (Richards) Brewer, comes to town for a nonleague match.

CV Cheer Large squad will be coach Arnold’s last The Coupeville High School cheer squad doesn’t lack from participation this fall. Coaches Sylvia Arnold and Cheridan Eck’s team has swelled to about 40 members this year. Eck said, “Being that we have such a grand team, we will be having cheerleaders in the stands as well as on the field.” Head coach Arnold, who has coached for 19 years, will close out her career at the end of the football season. Eck will continue to coach during basketball. Arnold said, “It’s going to be a great final season for me. I’ve coached cheerlead-

ing since 1994 in Coupeville. Practically all the girls on the team I had in our elementary school junior cheer programs. Some of the children coming up through the system, I coached their mothers. Yes, it’s true. It’s time for me to retire before I start coaching grandchildren!” “If these wonderful girls take anything with them,” she added, “I hope they always remember our saying: ‘That’s great!! I love it!!’” Arnold said, “The goal of every season is to see young ladies rise up and be fine examples of true leadership in their school, their community and at the various games. “It’s one thing to cheer. It’s another thing to lead cheers with a good spirit. We work together on the ‘family aspect’ of our team, and strive to be stronger in character for having spent time as a unit. “Hopefully, people at the games will join in on the fun and show their support for our athletes.” The Wolves will also host two junior cheer camps during the school year, one in See prep preview, A17


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fall prep preview CONTINUED FROM A16 the fall and one in the winter. The youngsters will learn cheers and routines and then perform at a high school football and basketball game.

OH Cheer Squad begins new era for Wildcat program Most coaches wouldn’t call the graduation of three-quarters of the previous season’s varsity athletes “a blessing,”

but that is how Oak Harbor High School cheer coach Crista Carlson describes the loss of the highly successful group. Don’t get Carlson wrong; she would love to have the talented crew on her squad. However, Carlson is new, her assistant coach Maddison Nuqui is new and most of the team is new. With the clean page, the group can write its own chapter in the storied history of the program.

“Having a new and young squad has been a blessing,” Carlson said. “The girls are so enthusiastic and willing to try new things. Many of them are new to the program as well, so we are able to grow together, and we are very excited about the process.” She added, “The girls that were on the squad last year have been very helpful in welcoming the newer girls to the program and we have really come together as a squad.” Only three varsity cheerleaders return this fall: senior Gina Jaeger and juniors Hailey Williamson and Juliet Aspery. Some newcomers to watch,

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according to Carlson, are juniors Meghan Gronbach and Candis Aborqui and sophomore Jessica Aguilar. Carlson said, “Coach Nuqui and myself have high expectations for the girls, and so far they have done nothing but strive for excellence.” She said that the team is committed to “unifying the school, community and and fans to support the Oak Harbor Wildcats,” adding, “We are proud to be from Oak Harbor.” Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times

Juliet Asprey performs with Oak Harbor at last year’s state tournament.

FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2013 COUPEVILLE WOLVES FOOTBALL - VARSITY DAY DATE OPPONENT Fri. Sept. 6 Bellevue Christian Fri. Sept. 13 Port Townsend Fri. Sept. 20 Lynden Christian Fri. Sept. 27 Nooksack Valley Fri. Oct. 11 Granite Falls Fri. Oct. 18 South Whidbey Fri. Oct. 25 King’s Fri. Nov. 1 Sultan Post Season (If Qualified) Fri. Nov. 8 Tri-District

SITE Mickey Clark Field (Home) Away Mickey Clark Field (Home) Away Away Mickey Clark Field (Home) Away Mickey Clark Field (Home)

COUPEVILLE WOLVES BOYS TENNIS TIME 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

TBD

DAY Fri. Mon. Wed. Thurs. Mon. Fri. Fri. Tues. Fri. Wed.

DATE Sept. 12 Sept. 17 Sept. 19 Sept. 24 Sept. 26 Sept. 28 Oct. 1 Oct. 3 Oct. 8 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 15 Oct. 17 Oct. 22 Oct. 24 Oct. 26

OPPONENT Oak Harbor Cedarcrest Lakewood South Whidbey Sultan Archbishop Murphy Lakewood King’s Cedarcrest Granite Falls Concrete South Whidbey Sultan Archbishop Murphy Granite Falls King’s

SITE Away Mickey Clark Field (Home) Mickey Clark Field (Home) Away Mickey Clark Field (Home) Away Away Away Away Mickey Clark Field (Home) Mickey Clark Field (Home) Mickey Clark Field (Home) Away Mickey Clark Field (Home) Away Mickey Clark Field (Home)

OPPONENT Friday Harbor South Whidbey Archbishop Murphy South Whidbey South Whidbey Friday Harbor Overlake Archbishop Murphy Friday Harbor Archbishop Murphy

SITE Away Away Coupeville High School Away Coupeville High School Coupeville High School Coupeville High School Away Away Coupeville High School

TIME 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

COUPEVILLE WOLVES GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

COUPEVILLE WOLVES GIRLS SOCCER DAY Thurs. Tues. Thurs. Tues. Thurs. Sat. Tues. Thurs. Tues. Thurs. Sat. Tues. Thurs. Tues. Thurs. Sat.

DATE Sept. 13 Sept. 16 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 23 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 8 Oct. 11 Oct. 16

TIME 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m.

DAY Thurs. Sat. Tues. Thurs. Tues. Thurs. Tues. Thurs. Thurs. Tues. Tues. Thurs. Tues. Thurs. Tues. TBD TBD

DATE Sept. 12 Sept. 14 Sept. 17 Sept. 19 Sept. 24 Sept. 26 Oct. 1 Oct. 10 Oct. 3 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 17 Oct. 22 Oct. 24 Oct. 29

OPPONENT Cedarcrest Port Townsend Lakewood South Whidbey Sultan Archbishop Murphy Lakewood Granite Falls King’s Cedarcrest South Whidbey Sultan Archbishop Murphy Granite Falls King’s District Championship Tri-Disticts

SITE Coupeville High School Coupeville High School Coupeville High School Away Coupeville High School Away Away Coupeville High School Away Away Coupeville High School Away Coupeville High School Away Coupeville High School TBD TBD

TIME 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. TBD TBD

Every effort was made to verify information accuracy at press time. Not all schedules may have been available for printing. Sports schedules are subject to change! To get the most up to date information, visit online calendar at http://coupeville.tandemcal.com and join our subscribers, or visit www.cascadeathletics.

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FALL SPORTS PREVIEW 2013 OHHS WILDCATS VARSITY FOOTBALL DAY DATE Fri. Sept. 6 Fri. Sept. 13 Fri. Sept. 20 Fri. Sept. 27 Fri. Oct. 4 Fri. Oct. 11 Fri. Oct. 18 Fri. Oct. 25 Post Season

OPPONENT Snohomish Arlington Lake Stevens Everett Stanwood Mount Vernon Marysville Getchell Marysville-Pilchuck 3A Seeding Games

SITE Snohomish High School Wildcat Memorial Stadium Lake Stevens High School Everett Memorial Wildcat Memorial Stadium Wildcat Memorial Stadium Wildcat Memorial Stadium Marysville-Pilchuck High School TBD

OHHS WILDCATS VARSITY BOYS TENNIS TIME 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. TBD

OHHS WILDCATS CROSS COUNTRY DAY Sat. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs.

DATE Sept. 14 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3

OPPONENT SITE Sehome Invitational Civic Stadium Everett Everett Memorial Marysville-Pilchuck Marysville-Pilchuck Oak Harbor (host) Home - Windjammer Park Shorewood/Marysville Getchell Thurs. Oct. 10 Stanwood Stanwood High School Sat. Oct. 12 Hole In the Wall Invitational Lakewood High School * Divisional Meets - qualifying individuals - to be announced

TIME 10:00 a.m. 3:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

OPPONENT SITE South Whidbey South Whidbey High School Coupeville Wildcat Memorial Stadium Mount Vernon Mount Vernon High School Marysville-Pilchuck Wildcat Memorial Stadium Marysville Getchell Marysville Getchell High School Everett Wildcat Memorial Stadium Stanwood Wildcat Memorial Stadium Shorecrest Wildcat Memorial Stadium Meadowdale Edmonds Stadium Shorewood Shoreline Stadium Mountlake Terrace Lynnwood High School Glacier Peak Wildcat Memorial Stadium Marysville-Pilchuck Marysville-Pilchuck High School Marysville Getchell Wildcat Memorial Stadium Everett Lincoln Field Stanwood Stanwood High School District Tournament Games TBD

TIME 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. TBD

OHHS WILDCATS GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING DAY Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Mon. Sat. Sat. Mon. Mon. Thurs. Tues. Mon. Mon. Sat. Wed. Thurs. Sat. TBD

DATE Sept. 12 Sept. 17 Sept. 19 Sept. 19 Sept. 23 Sept. 28 Sept. 28 Sept. 30 Sept. 30 Oct. 3 Oct. 8 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 26 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 9

SITE Oak Harbor High School Oak Harbor High School Stanwood High School Oak Harbor High School Oak Harbor High School Oak Harbor High School Totem Middle School Shorewood High School Oak Harbor High School Oak Harbor High School Mountlake Terrace High School Oak Harbor High School Clark Park Marysville Getchell High School Kellogg Middle School Oak Harbor High School

TIME 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Stanwood High School Glacier Peak High School

1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

Note: JV plays at opposite school site of Varsity at same time of 3:30 p.m.

OHHS WILDCATS VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER DAY DATE Tues. Sept. 10 Thurs. Sept. 12 Sat. Sept. 14 Thurs. Sept. 19 Tues. Sept. 24 Thurs. Sept. 26 Tues. Oct. 1 Thurs. Oct. 3 Tues. Oct. 8 Thurs. Oct. 10 Tues. Oct. 15 Thurs. Oct. 17 Tues. Oct. 22 Thurs. Oct. 24 Mon. Oct. 28 Weds. Oct. 30 Post Season

DAY DATE OPPONENT Wed. Sept. 11 Lake Stevens Fri. Sept. 13 Mountlake Terrace Mon. Sept. 16 Stanwood Weds. Sept. 18 Everett Thurs. Sept. 19 Marysville Getchell Mon. Sept. 23 Mount Vernon Weds. Sept. 25 Marysville-Pilchuck Thurs. Sept. 26 Shorewood Mon. Sept. 30 Meadowdale Weds. Oct. 2 Glacier Peak Thurs. Oct. 3 Mountlake Terrace Mon. Oct. 7 Stanwood Weds. Oct. 9 Everett Weds. Oct. 10 Marysville Getchell Mon. Oct. 14 Shorecrest Weds. Oct. 16 Marysville-Pilchuck Post Season (for qualifiers) Tues. Oct. 22-23 3A North Division Tourn Tues. Oct. 29-30 3A District Tournament

OPPONENT SITE TIME N. Division Jamboree Marysville-Pilchuck High School 3:00 p.m. Lake Stevens Lake Stevens High School 3:15 p.m. Marysville Getchell Marysville-Pilchuck High School 2:45 p.m. Marysville-Pilchuck Marysville-Pilchuck High School 2:45 p.m. Stanwood OH - Vanderzicht Pool 6 p.m. District Dive Marysville-Pilchuck High School 10 a.m. Mercer Island OH - Vanderzicht Pool 2:45 p.m. Snohomish OH - Vanderzicht Pool 6 p.m. Glacier Peak OH - Vanderzicht Pool 6 p.m. Mount Vernon Skagit YMCA Pool 2:30 p.m. Everett Forest Park Pool 2:30 p.m. Cascade OH - Vanderzicht Pool 6 p.m. Monroe OH - Vanderzicht Pool 6 p.m. District Dive Qualifier Mariner High School 10 a.m. District Dive Mariner 4 p.m. 3A District Prelims Marysville-Pilchuck High School 5 p.m. 3A District Finals Marysville-Pilchuck High School 11:00 a.m. State Swim/Dive @ King County Aquatics Center - Federal Way

OHHS WILDCATS VARSITY GIRLS VOLLEYBALL DAY DATE Sat. Sept. 7 Tues. Sept. 10 Thurs. Sept. 12 Sat. Sept. 14 Tues. Sept. 17 Mon. Sept. 23 Tues. Sept. 24 Tues. Oct. 1 Thurs. Oct. 3 Tues. Oct. 8 Thurs. Oct. 10 Sat. Oct. 12 Tues. Oct. 15 Thurs. Oct. 17 Tues. Oct. 22 Thurs. Oct. 24 Weds. Oct. 30 Post Season

OPPONENT OHHS Jamboree Burlington-Edison Mount Vernon Lynden Tournament Stanwood Arlington Snohomish Shorewood Shorecrest Mountlake Terrace Glacier Peak Wenatchee Invite Meadowdale Stanwood Everett Marysville Getchell Marysville-Pilchuck TBD

SITE Oak Harbor High School Oak Harbor High School Mount Vernon High School Lynden High School Oak Harbor High School Arlington High School Snohomish High School Oak Harbor High School Shorecrest High School Oak Harbor High School Oak Harbor High School Wenatchee High School Meadowdale High School Stanwood High School Oak Harbor High School Oak Harbor High School Marysville-Pilchuck High School TBD

TIME 9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Oak Harbor Wildcats Home Games shown in bold type. Every effort was

made to verify information accuracy at press time. Not all schedules may have been available for printing. Sports schedules are subject to change! To get the most up to date information, visit www.wescoathletics.com.


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RESERVE MANAGER

Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reser ve (EBLA) is America’s first national histor ical reserve and the only unit of the National Park Service managed by a Trust Board representing local, state, and federal partners. The Reserve Manager, with the help of staff, assists the Trust Board in protecting and sustaining the Reserve’s rural community while implementing programs which commemorate important historical events in the Reserve. The Reserve Manager performs a wide range of tasks in order to carr y out the business of the Reserve. The Manager adapts to changing wor k conditions and priorities, as they evolve, and communicates closely with the Trust Board to determine current work priorities. The position is loc a t e d i n C o u p ev i l l e , Whidbey Island, Washington and reports to the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Position is f u l l - t i m e, w i t h s a l a r y commensurate with experience. For full position requirements, please visit our website at

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Applicants should email a Letter of Interest along with a Resume no later than September 20, 2013 to the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, in care of carol_castellano@ partner.nps.gov For more information, please call 360.678.6084 carol_castellano@partner.nps.gov

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ACTIVITY ASSISTANT

FT, some weekends Experience with seniors preferred APPLY IN PERSON AT Careage of Whidbey 311 NE 3rd Street Coupeville, WA 98239 Or email resume to careage2@whidbey.net

APPLY IN PERSON AT Careage of Whidbey 311 NE 3rd Street Coupeville, WA 98239 Or email resume to careage2@whidbey.net

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Whidbey Island’s community newspapers seek an enthusiastic, creative individual to work with local businesses. Successful candidate must be dependable, detailoriented, possess exceptional customer serv i c e s k i l l s a n d e n j oy working in a team environment. Previous sales experience a plus; reliable insured transportation and good dr iving record required. We offer a solid base plus commission, work expense reimbursement, excellent health benefits, paid vacation, sick and holidays, 401K and a great work environment with opportunity to advance. EOE. Send resume with cover letter in PDF or Text format to

General Contractor based in Oak Harbor that’s providing site work services for an array of federal gover nment, commercial and residential projects. Seeking a responsible and experienced operator with a proven track record on Public Works Projects. 5 years minimum experience required. Must h ave a c l e a n d r i v i n g record and background. CDL drivers license a plus. Position star ting Wage DOE. Please send resumes to vcemployment@yahoo.com

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ADVERTISING SALES MANAGER Sound Publishing, Inc and The Whidbey News Times, a twice-weekly community newspaper is seeking an innovative and creative Advertising Sales Manager for our Oak Harbor office on beautiful Whidbey Island. Candidates must m a n a g e m e n t ex p e r i ence. In addition to maintaining a territory, the Sales Manager will lead a talented sales team and interact with the creative department. Candidate must be deadline-oriented and possess strong internal and external customer service skills. If you are a team player and sincere in wanting to help clients achieve excellent results through advertising, send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: hr@soundpublishing.com or mail to HR/ASMWNT Sound Publishing, Inc. 19351 8th Ave NE, Suite 106 Poulsbo, WA 98370. We offer an excellent base plus bonus plan, a great work environment, health benefits, 401k, paid holidays, vacation and sick time. Sound Publishing is an Equal Oppor tunity Employer (EOE) and strongly suppor ts diversity in the workplace. Visit our website at www.soundpublishing.com to learn more about us!. 5 Week Photo Specials Call 1-800-388-2527 for more information. Look online 24 hours a day at nw-ads.com.

 

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REPORTER The award-winning newspaper Whidbey News-Times is seeking an energetic, detailedoriented reporter to write articles and features. Experience in photography and Adobe InDesign p r e fe r r e d . A p p l i c a n t s must be able to work in a team-oriented, deadline-driven environment, possess excellent writing skills, have a knowledge of community news and be able to write about multiple topics. Must relocate to Whidbey Island, WA. This is a fulltime position that includes excellent benefits: medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid vacation, sick and holid ay s . E O E . N o c a l l s please. Send resume with cover letter, three or more non-retur nable clips in PDF or Text format and references to kgraves@whidbey newsgroup.com or mail to: HR/GARWNT Sound Publishing, Inc. 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 106 Poulsbo, WA 98370

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ISLAND TRANSIT COMMUNICATIONS AND SERVICE PLANNER Full Time Position - 40 Hours per Week Island Transit is accepting applications for a Communications and Service Planner position. This position will coordinate all service development related functions, including route planning and design of all transit modes; oversight and coordination of MDT/AVL software; and IT technologies with all departments, including we b s i t e d eve l o p m e n t and oversight. See full position description in application packet. The salary range for this position is $3752 $4895, DOQ. Island Transit is an EOE; position is subject to Federal FTA drug & alcohol testing, and is exempt under FLSA. Position description & application for ms are ava i l a bl e a t t h e C i t y H a l l s o f O a k H a r b o r, L a n g l e y, C o u p e v i l l e Town Hall, and our website, www.islandtransit.org Applications will be accepted only if mailed to the following address: Island Transit Communications and Service Planner Position P.O. Box 1735 Coupeville, WA 98239 Position Open Until Filled. First consideration given to those applications postmarked by 9/18/2013. Island Transit is an Equal Opportunity and M/F/D/V employer. No phone calls please.

MDS Nurse, FT Long term care experience a plus

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See Full job description and requirements at www.oppco.org. To Apply: Download & submit application & cover letter at www.oppco.org. Or pick up application at 1307 Cornwall Ave. Ste. 200, Bellingham, WA. Cover letter & application must be received by 4pm, 9/17/13. EOE Part-time Position Available in Oak Harbor Based Retail Store Must have outstanding customer service skills, organizational skills and must be self-motivated. Hours will include Saturday evenings and a few days per week. Must be flexible. Could become full time position. E-mail resumes to: OakHarbor jobs@gmail.com OakHarborjobs@gmail.com

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Senior Services of Island County Time Together Adult Day Services Two Positions Program Assistant, CNA Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. AND Thursday, Friday 9:45 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. South Whidbey Center, Bayview Adding a Certified Nursing Assistant to our team. Experience with socially isolated, frail, cognitively and physically challenged seniors. Will be responsible for personal care needs of our participants, assisting in restroom, with meals, walking, activities, and other tasks as needed.

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CLINICIAN II/COD SPECIALIST (41601) F/T (40), Mount Vernon. PACT program. Member o f a mu l t i d i s c i p l i n a r y team, providing supportive counseling, case management, team coordination. MA Degree + 2 years of experience and qualifies as an M H P.  L M H C a n d / o r CDP strongly preferred. Agency Affiliated Counselor qualified in WA State. 1 year training in CD counseling and/or 1 year exper ience + 40 hours training in CD c o u n s e l i n g r e q u i r e d .  Valid WA State Driver’s license & insurable driving record.

Maple Ridge Now Hiring CNA/Caregivers Part to Full time positions available Receptionist Part time wanted Apply in person at: 1767 Alliance Ave. Freeland, WA. 98249

Massage Therapist, For Afterglow Spa in Roche Harbor P/T, year round, commission + excellent tips. Licensed LMP. please send resume to: afterglow@rocheharbor.com or contact Spa Director (360) 378-9888

PROGRAM SUPERVISOR (71000)

Applications available at South Whidbey Center, Bayview. 14594 SR 525, Langley. Questions, call or e-mail Hestia Laitala, Program Director 360-321-1600, ext. 29 or hestia@ islandseniorservices.org SSIC is an equal opportunity employer.

FT (40). Mount Vernon. Responsible for clinical and administrative supervision to Clinicians I and II serving Adult Extended Care clients. Provides on-site supervision to meet the needs of the clients. Provide direct treatment to caseload as needed. MA degree in Behavioral Science or Health Care Employment related field; and Meet educational and training Caregivers requirements for designation as a Mental Health Professional; and Four years of direct clinical service experience in behavioral healthcare with adults and older adults; and Experience with case management, GREAT JOBS! individual and group treatment; and KnowlWhidbey Island edge of DBT (exper ience preferred); and 1-2 Full/Part Time yrs. experience with providing clinical superviDays, Swing and sion in a mental health Awake over nights, setting preferred. CDP shifts available. p r e fe r r e d . C D B a c k ground required.

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Public Hearing Economic development staff will facilitate continued discussions of the “Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan” which will direct the City’s economic development for the WEEK OF SEPTEMBRE 22 TOefforts 28, 2013 next 3-5 years. Planning Commission is expected LegalTHE Notices open aTHIS public hearing, LUCKIEST toSIGNS WEEK: accept comments, VIRGO, LIBRA, ANDpublic SCORPIO. AUCTION NOTICE close the public hearing A public auto auction will and forward a recombe held at Scotty’s Tow- mendation to the City ing, 1695 Main ARIES Street, Council. Freeland, WA on Thurs- 2 0 1 6 C O M P R E H E N be ablePLAN to extricate yourself day, SeptemberYou 12,should at SIVE UPDATE 11 AM. 3 hour preview Public Meeting from a complicated financial situation 96 NISSAN 2005X Staff will update the with some skill. You’re Commission very articulate on and VIN: Planning you succeedthe in winning everyone IN4AB42DOTC502201 continuing workover andto 2000 OLDS ALERO your side. e f fo r t w i t h t h e 2 0 1 6 VIN: C o m p r e h e n s i ve P l a n 1G3N252T54C369688 Update. An update will 90 DODGE DYNASTY also be provided on TAURUS VIN: with You have tostaff’s make acoordination choice, even though 1B3XC56R9LD777977 Island County and the you don’t necessarily have all thetoinfor97 DODGE STRATUS work that’s related the VIN: County mation to hand. Try toWide rely onPlanning your good 1B3EJ56H8VN642247 Policies. judgement, and long-termCommispayments. LEGAL NO. 511071 Theavoid Planning P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey sion will conduct a preN e w s - T i m e s , GEMINI S o u t h meeting at 7:00 p.m. in Whidbey Record. Sep- the Council Chambers You could very well receiveRoom a proposition tember 7, 2013. Conference prior to thecareer. regular meeting. concerning your Take the time to All meetings of the PlanCITY OF OAK discuss it with your loved ones before ning Commission are HARBOR PLANNING job you’ve alaccepting, even openiftoit’s thethe public. COMMISSION LEGAL ways dreamed of. NO. 511183 NOTICE OF PUBLIC P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey HEARING News-Times, South PC# 09-24-13 CANCER Notice is hereby given Whidbey Record. SepYouComfeel thetember need 7, to 2013. maintain a fairly that the Planning mission will conduct its life. It wouldn’t be a bad idea busy social regular monthly meeting City of Oak Harbor to include theSummary one you love in your diffeon Tuesday, September Ordinances 24, 2013. The rent meeting Oninthe 3rdto day of Sepactivities order rediscover the starts at 7:30 p.m. and 2013, passion youtember, feel for each other.the Oak will be held in the Coun- H a r b o r C i t y C o u n c i l c i l C h a m b e r s a t C i t y adopted: 1) Ordinance Hall, 865 SE Barrington 1664 entitled “An OrdiLEO Drive, Oak Harbor WA. nance of the City of Oak Your telephone won’tAmending stop ringing — it’s The Planning CommisHarbor Secyour tcustomers sion will considereither the foli o n s 1 . or 0 4clients . 0 1 0 who a nred lowing: 1.04.020 of who the are Oaklooking Harally need you or friends DIGITAL SIGNS CODE bor Municipal Code and forHearyou. YouA dared ian popular UPDATE - Public g S eand c t i charisons ing 1.04.030, 1.04.035 and matic individual! This item is a continua- 1.04.040 Relating to Intion of the public hearing troduction, Enactment that was opened VIRGO in April. and Effective Date of OrStaff will facilitateYou contindinances;” andyour 2) Ordicould decide to change car on u e d d i s c u s s i o n o n nance 1667 entitled “An the spur the moment. ofIf you’re patient brightness, duration, andof Ordinance the City Of enoughofto negotiate a good Amending price, the sahours of operation Oak Harbor these signs, among oth- will Section 2.33.010 of the lesperson end up making an offer you er topics. Planning Com- Oak Harbor Municipal can’tpubrefuse.Code Relating to Commission will accept lic comments and is ex- position of the Disability pected to close the hear- Board;” 3) Ordinance LIBRA ing. 1666 entitled “An Interim After calculating your budget, realize AMENDMENTS T O Ordinance of theyouCity of OHMC 5.22 - NIGHTOak Washingthat you have the Harbor, means to treat yourself CLUBS - Public Hear- ton, Adopting a Moratorito a trip south your next vacation. ing umduring on the Establishment It might be ao fgolden The Planning CommisM e dopportunity i c a l M a r ifor j u aanroa sion will conduct mantic a public Dispensaries, Collective trip for two. hearing on amendments Gardens and the Licensto OHMC Chapter 5.22 i n g a n d P e r m i t t i n g regarding Nightclubs. 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Date of Adoption; and 4) Ordinance 1665 entitled “An Ordinance of the C i t y o f O a k H a r b o r, Washington, Adopting a Six (6) Month Moratorium Within the City of Oak Harbor on the Establishment, Siting, Location, Per mitting, Licensing or Operation of Marijuana Cultivation, Production of Marijuana D e r i va t i ve s , a n d t h e Sale of Marijuana or Marijuana Derivatives or any other Activities Asserted to be Authorized or Actually Authorized Under Washington State Initiative No. 502 or any Other Laws of the State of Washington and Setting a Date for a Public Hearing on the Moratorium, Adopting a Wor k Plan, Providing for Severability; and Establishing an Effective Date. The full text of any ordinance will be mailed or g i ve n t o a n y p e r s o n without charge who requests the same from the city clerk. Requests may be made to: City Clerk, vloffler@oakharbor.org, or by calling 360-279-4539. Valerie J. Loffler, City Clerk LEGAL NO. 511184 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 7, 2013.

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: August 17, 2013 Personal Representative MICHAEL A. MITCHELL 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 00145 6 Legal No. 506134 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record, August 17, 24, 31, September 7, 2013.

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY I N T H E M AT T E R O F THE ESTATE OF VICTOR H. MITCHELL Deceased. NO.: 13 4 00145 6 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS 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

LEGAL NOTICE The Northwest Regional Council (NWRC) will hold a public hearing to receive comments on the 2013 Update to the 2012 - 2015 Area Plan. T h e F o u r Ye a r A r e a Plan describes the 2012 – 2015 service delivery plan, staff activities, and budget for ser vices to older people and people who need long term services and supports. The service area served by t h e N W R C / N o r t h we s t Washington Area Agency on Aging is Island, San Juan, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties. Members of the public are encouraged to attend. The hearing will be held on: T h u r s d ay, S e p t e m b e r 19, 1:00 - 1:30 p.m., or until all public testimony has been received, whichever occurs first. Anacortes Public Library Friends of the Librar y Meeting Room 1220 – 10th Street Anacortes, WA A copy of the 2013 Area Plan Update is available for review at http://www.nwrcwa.org/ or at the Northwest Regional Council, 600 Lakeway Dr ive, Suite 100, Bellingham, WA. For further information, contact Kim Boon, Planner I at the Nor thwest Regional Council at (360) 676-6749 or 1800-585-6749. This hearing will be held in an accessible location. People needing specific accommodation should contact the Nor thwest Regional Council by September 17, 2013. LEGAL NO. 510992 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 7, 2013. PUBLIC NOTICE N OT I C E I S H E R E B Y GIVEN that the Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County is authorizing the District constr uction crews to perfor m the following work as required by Section 39.04.020, Revised Code of Washington: Notice of Acceptance of N E PA E nv i r o n m e n t a l Assessment and SEPA Addendum

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Proponent: P u bl i c U t i l ity District No. 1 of Snohomish County, Washington Proposal: S n o h o m i s h PUD has applied for a Hydrokinetic Pilot License from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the construction and operation of the proposed Project. The Project’s principal purpose is to evaluate the technical, economic, and environmental viability of OpenHydro’s design using the hydrokinetic resource in Admiralty Inlet, and secondarily to demonstrate and provide a new source of hydroelectric power. The proposed Project would consist of two 6- meter diameter OpenHydro turbines located approximately 1 km west-southwest of Admiralty Head on the seafloor in water depth of approximately 58 meters. The turbines will be mounted on completely submerged gravity foundations and will be interconnected to the electrical grid on private land on Whidbey Island. Work order 381351. Location: A d m i ra l t y I n let, Puget Sound, approx. 1 km west of Admiralty Head in Island County, WA L e a d A g e n c y : P u bl i c Utility District No. 1 of S n o h o m i s h C o u n t y, Washington Contact: Kim D. Moore, Assistant General Manager of Generation Public Utility District No. 1 of Snohomish County, Washington P.O. Box 1107 Everett, WA 98206-1107 Tel: (425) 783-8606 kdmoore@snopud.com Document being accepted: Final Environmental Assessment for

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H y d r o p ow e r L i c e n s e, Admiralty Inlet Pilot Tidal Project - FERC Project No. 12690-005 (DOE/EA-1949), issued August 9, 2013 by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. T h e d o c u m e n t r e fe r enced above is appropriate and shall be used unchanged to evaluate this proposal under SEPA. WAC 197-11-600. Additional infor mation about the proposed Project has been documented in a SEPA Addendum in accordance with WAC 197-11-625. The SEPA Addendum adds information about the proposed Project and does not substantially change the analysis of significant impacts and alternatives in the FERC EA. WAC 197-11-600(4)(c). This Notice of Acceptance of NEPA Environmental Assessment and SEPA Addendum is circulated pursuant to WAC 197-11-625(5). The document is available at: http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_nu m = 2 0 1 3 0 8 0 9 3010

GENERAL MANAGER DATE: Saturday, September 7, 2013 LEGAL NO. 510990 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 7, 2013.

dent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: Saturday, September 7, 2013 Personal Representative: Beverly F. Cody Attor ney for Personal Representative: M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236. (360) 341-1515. DATED this 3rd day of September, 2013. /s/ Beverly F. Cody Beverly F. Cody, Pesonal Representative Attorneys for Personal Representative /s/ M. Douglas Kelly M . D o u g l a s K e l l y, WSBA#6550 M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236. LEGAL NO. 510994 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 7, 14, 21, 2013.

sentative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative ser ved or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1 )(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW I 1.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: Saturday, September 7, 2013 Personal Representative: Betty J. Elliott Attor ney for Personal Representative: M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236. (360) 341-1515. DATED: this 30th day of August, 2013. /s/ Betty J. Elliott Betty J. Elliott, Personal Representative Attorneys for Personal Representative: /s/ M. Douglas Kelly M . D o u g l a s K e l l y, WSBA#6550 Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, L.L.P. P.O. Box 290 Clinton, WA 98236 LEGAL NO. 511180 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 7,14, 21, 2013

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THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In Re the Estate of Vernon T. Burt, Deceased. NO. 13 4 00165 1 N OT I C E TO C R E D I TORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations, pre~ent the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative ser ved or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020( 1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within thistime frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the dece-

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EIS CONTINUED FROM A1 action.” Ted Brown, the Navy’s Installations and Environmental public affairs officer, said the EIS is part of ongoing Department of Defense strategies and that conducting an EIS is routine when new squadrons are introduced to a Navy base. The EIS will evaluate the potential environmental

effects associated with ongoing EA-18G Growler airfield operations at NAS Whidbey Island’s Ault Field and OLF, including the proposed introduction of two additional expeditionary Electronic Attack (VAQ) squadrons and the addition of three aircraft to the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS). Unlike the additional of three Growlers assigned to the Fleet Replacement Squadron, the two expeditionary VAQ squadrons are

land-based squadrons, and therefore are not required to complete touch-and-go training. Three open houses are scheduled as follows: 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Coupeville High School; 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at Oak Harbor High School and 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at Anacortes Middle School. “The scoping process will be used to identify community concerns and local issues to be addressed in the EIS,”

the notice states. “Federal agencies, state agencies, local agencies, Native American Indian Tribes and Nations, the public and interested persons are encouraged to provide comments to the DON to identify specific issues or topics of environmental concern that the commenter believes the DON should consider.” The Department of the Navy said environmental analyses were completed in 2005 and 2012 when the base

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since May and what a blessing it has been, our homes are habitable, our gardens able to be visited and worked in and all are so thankful to have this break and enjoy our homes and national park here.” The group has retained aviation attorney Barbara Lichman to develop “additional actions we might be able to take against the Navy and Island County …” Pickard said the group is also on the verge of retaining an airport safety engineering firm to do “a crash/risk analysis on OLF due to hundreds of homes being located in the crash zones at either end of the OLF runway. Their preliminary take is … it is very dangerous. Shame on the Navy for risking our health and lives while claiming to protect us.”

was looking at replacing the EA-6B Prowler with the new Growler, and that the studies are part of an ongoing effort to evaluate and expand the base. The Navy also intends to look at constructing and renovating facilities at Ault Field over a three-year period and station an additional 860 personnel and their families. Ken Pickard, president of the Coupeville citizens group, said in a prepared statement that things appear to be “going well” and that both the suspension of operations at OLF and the EIS are a product of the group’s lawsuit. “Interestingly, immediately after getting sued the Navy suspended all flights at OLF Coupeville through the end of 2013,” Pickard said. “So, they have not flown here

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