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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2013 | Vol. 114, No. 78 | | 75¢

Massive, $5-million tank on schedule

County and guild blame one another for delay in negotiations



Members of the Oak Harbor City Council and other officials donned hard hats and orange jackets before venturing into a massive steel structure being built on the north end of the city. They stood on a spot that will soon be 40 feet under water. The $5-million water storage tank will add 4 million gallons of storage to the city’s supply of drinking water, which will come in handy if there’s ever a disruption in the flow of water that’s piped from the plant on the Skagit River in Mount Vernon. Jeff Fogarty of Veterans Northwest Construction gave the city officials a tour of the project while workers installed a walkway near the top of the four-story steel walls. He said the next step will be to put the lid on the oversized container. To council members looking around at the dirty floor, he explained that the inside of the tank will be painted with a special white epoxy before the water flows in. Everyone seemed impressed by the sheer size of the tank. “It will hold enough water to fill our public pool six times,” City Engineer Joe Stowell said.

The Island County Deputy Sheriffs Guild claims that county officials don’t understand their own budget and demands that the county retain an outside budget expert before any labor negotiations continue. The 33 commissioned deputies who comprise the guild have worked without a contract since 2008 in what has been a contentious process involving two lawsuits brought by the guild. The contract was submitted for a hearing before a neutral arbitrator. The guild sent “a strongly worded letter” to the county’s labor contract negotiators earlier this month, criticizing the county officials for claiming they were broke while sitting on a “massive” reserve fund, according to a guild press release. In response, the Island County Board of Commissioners sent a statement to the Whidbey News-Times disputing assertions made in a letter written by Jim Cline, attorney for the guild. “The claims made in Mr. Cline’s letter are untrue, distorted, or greatly exaggerated. His letter creates an inaccurate public perception of the status of the negotiations, rather than a serious proposal to the county,” the commissioners’ release states. The guild’s skepticism about the state

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Jeff Fogarty, at left, speaks with Councilman Joel Servatius and City Engineer Joe Stowell about building the city’s new water tank, which they are standing in.

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Anti-OLF leader says group’s efforts won’t end with EIS By JANIS REID Staff reporter

A judge has awarded a stay on the lawsuit filed against the Navy by a Coupeville group seeking to stop touch-and-go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville. The group received what they describe as a victory when

the Navy agreed to conduct the Environmental Impact Statement the members were demanding in their lawsuit. Now they say they have additional plans, including a classaction lawsuit. Controversy over OLF Coupeville reached a fever pitch earlier this year with increasing complaints about the noise

associated with the Navy’s ongoing field landing carrier practice, or aircraft touch-and-go operations. The Navy is in the process of transiting from the EA-6B Prowler to the EA-8G Growler, an aircraft some claim is louder. See COER, A10

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Anti-OLF leader offering no apologies for fiery remarks By JANIS REID

“If you’re trying to make change, you’re going to ruffle some feathers. If they want to fly those big noisy planes, they have to do it in the desert. I just want to live on the land that’s been in my family for generations.”

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Ken Pickard isn’t one to mince words. As the controversial president of the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER, Pickard said he is certain of one thing: Whidbey Island Naval Air Station’s Outlying Field Coupeville should be closed. “I must emphasize, the members of our organization are not anti-Navy and are not trying to close NASWI. I repeat, COER is limited in its focus to one issue, one very small part of the Navy’s overall operations: Closing the OLF,” Pickard stated online. Interviewed via telephone from his sailboat in the San Francisco Bay area, Pickard said he is unapologetic about his message or the rhetoric he uses to make his points, no matter whom it might offend. Pickard, a longtime attorney on Whidbey Island, said he is aware that OLF Coupeville supporters are critical of his written and spoken opinions, but maintains he doesn’t read their comments. “I don’t really give a damn what they say or do,” Pickard said. “It is undisputed that our cause is generating tremendous public awareness,” Pickard said in a post on the COER website. “However, our objective to close the OLF has, not surprisingly, been mischaracterized and demonized. “Business interests in the city of Oak Harbor to the north are afraid that closing the OLF might result in the loss of NAS Whidbey Island and have initiated a counterpublic relations campaign. As a result. our Whidbey Island community has become

Ken Pickard, Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve

divided in an ugly way.” Oak Harbor City Councilman Bob Severns, who has been a vocal supporter of OLF, said he has known Pickard for many years and is aware of his “passion” on the subject. “The way he reacts is so strong sometimes, I think some of his group may not want him to speak,” Severns said. “It makes no sense to use inflammatory language to get to the issue.” While claiming more than 600 people on COER’s email distribution list, Pickard admits many of those people may not share his hard-line view on the OLF Coupeville. Pickard said he was unsure how many people are duespaying members of COER, but he believes it’s a “couple hundred.” “I don’t think you can get a unanimous consensus from a group that big,” Pickard said. “If the Growlers left Whidbey, it would be a great thing for everyone,” he said. “Is that the consensus of the whole group? I don’t know.” Pickard said he speaks and writes primarily on behalf of the five-member COER board of directors. In a June email that he wrote to the Island County Commissioners, acquired through an open records request, Pickard berated commissioners Kelly Emerson, Jill Johnson and Helen Price Johnson for pro-



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posing to hold a “round table” on the OLF Coupeville issue. “It is time for you ‘representatives’ to get some balls and take the death machine on this issue, quit licking their jackboots! Buck up!” Pickard said in his letter to the commissioners. “You know it is wrong for the military to abuse us with the toxic noise that is ruining our lives and property values, so act in accordance with what you know to be true instead of like worried, timid leaders, afraid of military, afraid of losing federal pork it delivers here on pay days,” Pickard wrote. “Get some courage.” Pickard blames the proOLF supporters for the animosity over the issue because, he said, they don’t seem to understand COER’s point of view. However, he concedes that COER’s message can also be seen as divisive. “If we do anything, it’s going to be divisive, because we want that to close and we are going to do everything we can to make that happen,” Pickard said. “If you’re trying to make change, you’re going to ruffle some feathers. If they want to fly those big noisy planes, they have to do it in the desert. “I just want to live on the land that’s been in my family for generations.”





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Water utility ‘going well’ Controversial tax raises $1.5 million a year By JANIS REID Staff reporter

A “watchdog” citizens board appointed by county commissioners gave a positive review this month of the controversial clean water utility program. Don Lee, chairman of the Water Resources Committee or WRAC, said that after the program’s first year, the 12-member citizen’s board was comfortable with how the money was being utilized. “The money went where it was expected and everything seems to be going well,” Lee said Friday. Adopted in late 2010 by the Island County Board of Commissioners, the utility was created to address water quantity and quality concerns by generating revenue for surface and ground water programs. The program collected $1.46 million in 2012 and is estimated to collect roughly

$1.5 million each year moving forward, Lee said. Critics have said that the roughly $40 that appears on property tax statements is a tax that was not approved by the citizens. Commissioner Kelly Emerson, who opposed the measure from the beginning, said in a recent interview that she still believes there should not be a clean water utility program. However, she said that she was pleased to see that the collected funds were at least going toward waterrelated programs as promised. Lee gave a report on behalf of WRAC to the board at a Sept. 11 work session. The county loaned the program $600,000 in 2011 to assist with start-up costs, and the entire $600,000 was paid back to the county in 2012. Moving forward, the utility is expected to pay $150,000 toward hydrology, which “actively measures and evaluates watersheds annually, evaluating data, and identifying pollution sources,” according to the report. Onsite sewerage is expected to cost $222,000 and surface

water quality monitoring is budgeted for $230,000. Roughly $100,000 is set aside for code compliance and another $500,000 for capital projects, which would include the “installation and/ or repair of large drainage projects outside of county right-of-way,” the report said. The utility is required by the state to pay a tax on collected funds, which is estimated at $27,000. “Overall the WRAC is satisfied that the CWU is proceeding as proposed by the commissioners and valuable work in the best interests of the county is being accomplished,” according to the report. As part of the report hydrologist Doug Kelly gave an overview of the county’s hydrology program in order to highlight one of the uses of the utility. “WRAC wanted me to showcase something about what the utility was doing,” Kelly said in a Thursday interview. In his presentation, Kelly explained the dangers of sea water intrusion into the island’s five main aquifers,

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Doug Kelly, the county’s hydrogeologist, collects a water sample from a well on Whidbey. and the importance of continued monitoring. As groundwater withdrawals are made, it reduces the ground pressure and increases the likelihood of sea water intrusion, Kelly said. Part of what the utility pays for is enabling the county to maintain designated monitoring wells between the Sound and wells, allowing them to detect any spikes in chlorides or pollution before they reach residents.

Clean water utility funds are utilized by three departments: public health performs the hydrology and surface water monitoring, planning ensures code compliance, and public works completes any capital projects or construction. Lee said WRAC requested utility financial reports from the three departments in December 2012, but it took a number of months for the county to deliver the data.

This is why the report was not presented until this month. However, it is Lee’s hope that now that they have completed the process once, the coming years will run more smoothly. WRAC will be requesting 2013 utility data again in December. Despite the controversy and the reporting delay, however, Lee said he’s pleased with the overall outcome. “We did our job,” Lee said.


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Saturday, September 28, 2013 • Whidbey News-Times

Food bank serves Line cutters enrage fellow motorists get elementary kids Violators two warning

By NATHAN WHALEN Staff reporter

Several Coupeville Elementary School students will be taking more than homework and books home on weekends. The Gifts from the Heart Food Bank is starting a program to ensure some students have food to get through the weekend. The new program, called Meals 2 Kids, will send up to 50 elementary school students home with a bag of food, helping to provide meals through the weekend. “For some families, it could be a positive thing for them,” said David Ebersole, principal at Coupeville Elementary School. He said the weekend meal program could be a “conduit” to other assistance services. Students participating in the program will receive each Friday two breakfasts, two lunches, two beverages, two snacks and two pieces of fresh fruit. Teachers at Coupeville Elementary School are identifying possible students who could participate in the program. Volunteers for the Central Whidbey-based food bank said they notice a significant number of children and youth receiving food when it is doled out twice a month. Gifts from the Heart presi-

dent Molly Hughes said 34 percent of the people helped by the food bank are 18 years old and younger. “School kids are always a huge part of our demographic,” Hughes said. In the Coupeville School District, 34.5 percent of the students qualify for free and reduced-priced lunches. Ebersole said that number has fluctuated as high as 40 percent. During the last school year, Gifts from the Heart implemented a pilot program. That program helped 24 students. It costs Gifts from the Heart $5 per student per weekend to provide the meals. Hughes said the food bank has enough resources to help 50 students for the school year. Hughes said a fundraising campaign will have to move forward if the program is to continue. In addition, storage space continues to be a struggle for the food bank. Gifts from the Heart gives out food on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from locations in Coupeville and Greenbank. Between the two locations, the local food bank serves more than 100 families. Through August, just over 4,700 people received assistance.

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With summer nearly over, the ferry lines to reach Whidbey Island are dwindling. Line cutting remains a salty issue for many regular island commuters, and for good reason. During 2012, 523 line cutters were reported on the Mukilteo side of the ferry crossing, with the bulk in the peak summer months. A total of 231 line cutters were reported to the HERO program, a division of the Washington Department of Transportation which also cites high-occupancy vehicle lane infractions, in June, July and August 2012. With many Whidbey Island residents commuting off the island for work, seeing someone cruise past them after a long wait in the ferry line can be infuriating. One Clinton resident was maddened after a ferry line cutter went unpunished, even after he reported the infraction to a Washington State Department of Transportation Ferries Division employee at the ticket booth. “Now you’re not allowed to approach them, that’s assault,” said Ivan Solkey, a Clinton man who emailed David Moseley, the Washington State Department of

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Cutting in line is rampant at the ferry docks, but toll booth staffers aren’t allowed to enforce the rules. Transportation Ferries Division assistant secretary, about the ferry line cutting enforcement issue. “There’s not even the possibility of public humiliation,” he said. Ferries Division could not be reached for comment, but in an email to Solkey, Moseley said he empathized with the Clinton man’s irritation over line cutting. “Having experienced this myself I know it can be frustrating,” Moseley wrote. “However, we cannot place our staff in the toll booths in the risky position of enforcer.” State law limits what both employees and police can do to violators, he added. “Unfortunately, the law


requires (the Washington State Patrol) to witness the line cutting infraction in order for a ticket to be issued,” Moseley wrote. When someone reports a ferry line cutter to the HERO program, usually by calling 1-877-764-HERO (4376), a first-time offender is sent a letter from Ferries Division officials. The purpose behind the letter is to educate ferry line cutters, rather than punish them. “The letter informs the person that this action is illegal and attempts to provide education to the person as to the proper way to approach the toll booths,” Moseley wrote. A second-time violator is sent a letter from the

Washington State Patrol. If a third-time violator is reported, a $124 ticket is issued to the vehicle’s registered owner. All HERO reports are based on license plate numbers. But to Solkey, the program and the state laws that leave enforcement up to police is a poor means of dealing with the problem. “They want control, but they don’t want to be in charge,” said Solkey, who has commuted on the ferry for 20 years. “It just seems to get worse. They won’t take accountability for any problem.”

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Residents tour historic Haller house Sat. Children’s

Day ‘rained out’

By MEGAN HANSEN Contributing editor

One of Coupeville’s hidden treasures was open to the public last Saturday, offering guests a glimpse into the past. Historic Whidbey offered small group tours of the Haller House, located on the corner of Front Street and Main Street. Tour guides shared some history of the home as well as the newly-formed non-profit group’s efforts to save the home. Built in 1866, the group hopes to purchase the home and restore it to its original appearance. Organizer Lynn Hyde said an estimated 150 to 200 people attended the open house. “Our primary goal was to raise awareness and I think we’re accomplishing that,” she said. The group held seven hours of tours. “It was pretty busy in the morning,” Hyde said. “It was pretty consistent, but trickily.” Donations were accepted throughout the day to help with purchase costs. The house is privately owned and was on the market recently; Historic Whidbey negotiated to keep the house off the market until Nov. 1. The group has the sponsorship of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, enabling them to launch their capital campaign. Any funds will be filtered through the trust. Colonel Granville O. Haller himself was a significant figure in the Euro-American settlement of the Pacific Northwest. In a town of sea captains and farmers, his story is unique in Coupeville’s early chronicles. Sent to the Pacific Northwest by the U.S. Army during Washington’s treaty period in the 1850s, he later was a player in in the “Pig War” (the last boundary dispute with Great Britain on the West Coast) and the Civil War, where he served with the Union Army, most notably in the battle of Gettysburg. After the Civil War, Haller returned to the Washington Territory, and, after buying a parcel of land from Capt. Thomas Coupe, he opened one of the earliest mercantile establishments on Front Street. As Island County Treasurer and founder of Masonic Temple

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Residents tour the historic Haller house in Coupeville Sept. 21. #15, Haller was an active participant in the early growth of Coupeville. Over the 150 years, different generations have lived in the home. It has a single toilet and a kitchen sink. It also has limited electrical wiring and access. Additional fundraisers are in the works including a Halloween-themed event in late October. While the group’s current focus is on saving the Haller House, Hyde said it is the hope of the island-wide group to help in other parts of the island. For more information about Historic Whidbey go to www.

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SOund off Cause of hospital’s deficit has nothing to do with patient count Guest column

By Linda Gipson

I have been privileged to serve as the chief nurse for Whidbey General Hospital for the past 18 months. With an exceptional team of administrators and staff, I have worked to build a patientcentered, technologically sophisticated and fully integrated care delivery system. I came to Whidbey after 40 years of executive leadership in some of the most respected hospitals in the world, as an advanced practice nurse, retired Army Lt. Colonel, university professor, consultant and with a PhD in Health Policy and Management. From this perspective, I would like to respond to some badly misinformed opinions expressed in recent letters to the editor. First, like 72 percent of all community hospitals in the nation, Whidbey General has run a deficit for the past year because we implemented the federally mandated Electronic Health Record (EHR). An audit last month states that without that one-time investment, WGH would have had a positive bottom line. In addition, sequestration has resulted in a 2 percent reduction in reimbursement. As a result, the hospital is paid 99 percent of costs, not charges, from government payers, resulting in payments lower than costs to operate this year. We provided several million in charity care last year, much more than we received in tax support. No private hospital would serve this important mission. Some believe WGH should be sold to a private hospital group. If that occurred, the “wallet biopsy” is the first procedure patients would undergo in the ER. Patients without financial means would receive minimal screening and be sent elsewhere. Decisions about healthcare on Whidbey would be made at far off corporate headquarters. Unprofitable but essential services like infusion therapy, provided through our award winning cancer program, would be cut. Staffing would be slashed to maximize shareholder returns — not to the meet community needs. Contrary to Dr. Richard Wagner’s assertions in his Sept. 25 letter to the editor, the deficit has not been caused by caring for fewer patients. The hospital’s surgical volumes are the highest they have been in five years, allowing us to serve more than 3,000 patients in our operating rooms over the past year. Inpatient volumes are the highest they have been since See Hospital, A7

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Claims against bond ill-informed Editor, One of the main arguments against the hospital bond has been that the hospital is “losing money” and is operating at a loss this year. This is true. But it is more important, not to mention more illuminating, to look at the details of this loss. Several years ago the federal government started a program to mandate all health care providers to computerize. The ultimate goal is to have greater interconnectivity between facilities, doctors and other medical providers and to improve medical care across the country. Hospitals doing this early on actually will receive an additional bonus in their federal payments and those delaying will have a decrease in their payments. Whidbey General Hos-

pital is in the midst of implementing a complete, new computer system to meet these federal guidelines. This implementation has been time consuming and expensive. These costs were budgeted for and a loss was projected. If one looks closely at the finances of the hospital, one will see that the hospital would indeed be operating “in the black” and would make money, were it not for this one-time major expense. This statement was confirmed recently by the independent auditor’s report to the Board of Commissioners. Once this expense is over, anticipated for later this year, there is every reason to expect that Whidbey General will be back on its solid financial footing. If you use your savings to buy a car, your budget might be in the “red” for that year. However, if that car is useful in helping you get to work, the long-term benefit outweighs the short-term

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loss. Whidbey General just “bought a car” and, in the longterm, the medical care of this island will only improve. Don’t let shortsighted and ill-informed arguments keep you from voting yes on the Whidbey General bond. Lee W. Roof MD Coupeville

Hospital needs to stabilize finances Editor, Opinions on Whidbey General Hospital’s $50 million bond bring various views. Some opponents vote against any Whidbey General measure and others don’t want additional taxes. Bond supporters are divided between those who vote “yes” for anything the hospital wants while others see a yes vote as beneficial to the community. I see Whidbey General as a facility providing needed community services. But this construction bond

should not be supported until WGH becomes financially viable. From 2010 through 2012 WGH operated at a financial loss with the approximate values being: 2010 = $721,000, 2011 = $3.1 million and 2012 = $2.2 million. So, how’s 2013? It’s critical that voters go to WGH’s website and read August’s commissioners’ meeting minutes. June brought a loss of $1.6 million. Add the $2.1 million lost January through May and WGH has lost $3.7 million the first half of 2013. Commissioner Gardner reminded everyone that June’s $1.6 million loss is not the complete picture and CEO Tom Tomasino noted that it will be December before we will know the year’s revenue. That’s right. Because of problems with the new Meditech software package the hospital’s financial status won’t be known until year’s end. Also in the August meeting minutes you’ll read See Letters, A7

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“Terry Litke, CFO reported that due to the slow down and cash back we are talking with Whidbey Island Bank for a line of credit.” As hospital district residents we have the obligation to support facility maintenance and operations. Major new construction projects must be funded within a financially healthy district. Our hospital has a four-year history of continuing financial loss and is now preparing to open a line of credit in order to meet operational obligations. Whidbey General leadership has to reverse this financial nosedive before support of a construction bond can be considered. Tom Leahy Freeland

Oak Harbor

Library collaboration needs close evaluation Editor, Recent articles in the Whidbey News-Times have mentioned that the City of Oak Harbor is considering plans for a sewage plant and coupling a new library with that effort. I heartily endorse your editorial about the value, need and satisfaction of libraries. Indeed, one might note that there were libraries before fire departments and police in cities long ago. It seems to me the need for a new one here and where it might go deserves considerable consideration and a full-fledged examination of the parameters. There are two major things that must be studied — need and location. It is worthy of note to define what

we are talking about. The library in this case is called loosely the Oak Harbor Library. It is not, it is the Oak Harbor branch of the Sno-Isle Library System and is governed by an extra-political organization receiving its financial support from assessments of county property taxes. The City of Oak Harbor is not a part of that political management which serves a much wider political area. Island county has six branches of the Sno-Isle system. This fact becomes ever more important as Island County grows, especially the North Whidbey area of which Oak Harbor is a major part, but as the center of gravity of population shifts with immigration, that part diminishes. Hence, any planning for a library expansion must have sufficient study to satisfy down the road needs, not actual and existing concepts. And such a study ought to have general participation. Two mind sets must be re-evaluated, that is placing a new library has to consider that it doesn’t give justice to the large population outside Oak Harbor which this library serves by tying it too closely to Oak Harbor needs or desires. People on the north end will not be justly served if they must travel several miles to use the library they contribute heavily to support, as compared to the proximity of those who live within the city. Sanford Harris Oak Harbor

Pioneer Way mural a community effort

Editor, The Pioneer Way Mural Project is done. Artist Nancy Hakala had hoped to be finished by July, but finished on Sept.12. A huge thank you goes out to Diamond Rentals. They had agreed to 2-4 weeks use of their


of the week:

“I personally don’t think there should be genetically modified foods. It’s unhealthy and unsafe.” LeAnne Hendrickson, Oak Harbor

equipment but really helped by letting us use it for the two-month span it took for completion. Island Thrift’s generous donation gave me the belief that this dream of mine could really happen. All of the paint and supplies were donated by Home Depot, SherwinWilliams, Island Paint, Gene’s Art and Frame and MPG Painting. Other contributors were Rick Almberg and the Clark Family, Toppins Frozen Yogurt, Jim Campbell, Brenda and Bud Ackley, Karmin Landry at State Farm Insurance, Carla’s Shear Inspiration, Jim Campbell, Janette Ellis, Brenda and Bud Ackley, Cathy Horrobin, Mary Ann and Leslie Rientjes, the Oak Harbor Garden Club, and many other members of the community who gave to the “donation jar.” As soon as I saw the work of Nancy Hakala, I thought that she might be the one to “muralize” the wall that desperately needed attention. From all the comments that I have heard, I think we all agree that she did an amazing job. Peggy Darst Townsdin, Nancy, myself and many others worked hard to make sure that all of the historical details were correct. I was surprised at the number of decisions and conversation to “get it right.” We also had many discussions with local Indian tribes. We even went as far as to worry whether the eagle featured in one of the panels is fat enough! Nancy enjoyed working with high school students and also getting to know lots of us “locals.” Thanks to all who stopped by to support and admire her work. We are working with local photographer Rick Lawler to create a commemorative bookmark that will be sold through the Wind and Tide bookshop. So, does anyone have another project for me? Karen Mueller Oak Harbor

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2004. We frequently reach maximum inpatient capacity. More than 18,000 patients annually are served in the emergency department by board certified emergency medicine physicians and nurses. Contrary to the notion that we are a “first aid station,” hundreds of our neighbors owe their lives to highly skilled professionals in our Level III trauma center. Our 80 slice CT supports an innovative Telestroke program that provides rapid evaluation by stroke specialists at Swedish Medical Center. Our level I cardiac center can optimally treat 90 percent of cardiac patients and provide follow-up care for the rest in our clinics. Some allege that not providing highly specialized interventional procedures like open heart surgery render the hospital unnecessary. In reality, if a hospital does not perform large volumes of these procedures, it is not in the best interest of patients to offer them. Evidence shows that hospitals performing few complex procedures have much poorer outcomes. Such procedures should be regionalized. Whidbey’s population does not support the minimum numbers to perform these procedures. Our patients are best served by long-standing partnerships with the best tertiary providers of these procedures. Single patient rooms are a necessity and have been the standard since 2005. New construction would not be approved otherwise. Medicare coverage is the same whether a patient

is in a single or double room. Medicare pays based on allowable costs for a diagnosis and there is no additional cost for patients. Every day I have to move patients from room to room to accommodate clinical conditions that require a single room for medical necessity. This week, 30 percent of double rooms were occupied by patients whose condition prohibited them from sharing a room. Five of those patients had an infectious disease and three had serious mental health conditions, making them a threat to others. This effectively took 16 beds out of service. Our patients want and expect privacy, protection from infection, the ability to speak in confidence with their health care team and to have family present. Patients do not want to share their most intimate personal moments with complete strangers only a few feet away or walk down the hall with tubes to take a shower. Nurses should not have to spend precious time moving furniture and being injured in cramped, inefficient rooms. Our doctors should not have to whisper to patients to assure privacy. I am proud of the service we provide, the skill of our staff, the technology we use and the many quality awards we have earned. I urge anyone with questions or concerns to contact the hospital and learn the facts about the bond proposal. n Linda Gipson is chief nurse for Whidbey General Hospital.

How do you think the government should handle genetically modified foods?

“Its role should remain the way it is.” Dani Fowler, Oak Harbor

“The government should have a big role because it’s the food we eat. Especially when it deals with our health.” Clevies Tellery, Oak Harbor

“They should make sure there are no negative side effects, and make sure everyone gets fed in the most inexpensive, but healthy way possible.” Taylor Livingston, Oak Harbor

“They should keep an eye on it, but not get totally involved. And make sure it doesn’t get out of hand.” Rebecca Jepson, Oak Harbor

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Births Whidbey General Hospital Mia Rae Edwards, 6 pounds, 5 ounces, was born Aug. 17. She is the daughter of Dorothy Chisolm and Milo Edwards of Oak Harbor. Daniel Jacob Dehart, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, was born Sept. 14. He is the son of Jamie and Jesse Dehart of Oak Harbor. Avion Maliyomal Kaipat Kim, 8 pounds, 15 ounces, was born Sept. 12. He is the son of Tommy Kim and Alexandra Kaipat of Oak Harbor. Chevy Alexander Joyner, 8 pounds, 4 ounces, was born Sept. 13. He is the son of Silver Daher of Oak Harbor. Keegan James Toohey, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, was born Sept. 20. He is the son of David and Lisa Toohey of Clinton. Mia Danielle Lyn Leech, 8 pounds, 10 ounces, was born

Sept. 20. She is the daughter of Blake Leech and Tiffany Harris of Oak Harbor. Seraphine Terri Nesquita-Stanforth, 6 pounds, 10 ounces, was born Sept. 21. She is the daughter of Caleb Nesquita and Priscilla Stanforth of Oak Harbor.

Naval Hospital Oak Harbor

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Carly Brynn Zvolensky, 9 pounds, 1 ounce, was born Sept. 12. She is the daughter of Robert and Sharie Zvolensky. Liam Efrain Neal, 8 pounds, 13 ounces, was born Sept. 14. He is the son of Matthew and Sara Neal. Sierra Grace Rogers, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, was born Sept. 15. She is the daughter of Christopher and Lisa Rogers.

Greenbank Birth Center

Hazel Denise Vaeth, 9 pounds, 1.5 ounces, was born Sept. 14. She is the daughter of William and Shamron Vaeth. Dimitri Volodimyrovich Medzyak, 7 pounds, 10.5 ounces, was born Sept. 11. He is the son of Vladimir and Kimberly Medzyak. Arianna Martina Hood, 6 pounds, 4 ounces, was born Sept. 12. She is the daughter of Tim and Marie Chen Hood.

Paige Elizabeth Christensen, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, was born Sept. 5. She is the daughter of Kimberly and Brian Christensen of Oak Harbor. Oliver Maxwell Conrad-Hersch, 7 pounds, 12 ounces, was born Sept. 12. He is the son of Cheri and Tylor ConradHersch of Oak Harbor.

medal with two bronze stars, the National Defense Service medal, the United Nations Service medal and the Combat Infantry badge. He was a member of the American Legion, George Morris Post 129 of Oak Harbor. He told many stories about his time on the front lines of Korea. On June 22, 1955, Tom married his sweetheart, Dorothy Clark of Coupeville and they made Whidbey Island their home. Tom was very proud of the house he built on Parker Road. Tom began work at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in 1956 and retired in 1986 as a computer supervisor in data processing. Tom was well known for his guitar playing and his beautiful singing voice. He loved country music and played in several bands. The song most requested for him to sing was “China Doll” by Slim Whitman. In the 1960s he coached Coupeville Little League Baseball for seven years and loved it. He also donated his time to the Coupeville Civic Club for children’s activities and bingo. Tom raised chickens, pigeons, cows and pigs and loved gardening. He was a sports fan – especially boxing, as he was a boxer in his younger days. He enjoyed watching the Seahawks and Mariners and especially watching his children and grandchildren play sports. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Dorothy, and by four children: Rick O’Keefe of Coupeville, Randy O’Keefe of Freeland, Ryan O’Keefe of Langley and Renae Mulholland (Robert “Moose”) of Coupeville; six grandchildren: Kramer, Austin, Kendra, Courtney, Gavin and Abbey; three siblings: Jackie Eigenbrode (Ike) of Everett, John Keefe (Tina) of Stanwood and Charlotte

Corbin; a son “Chip” Myron Corbin II and wife Laura, granddaughters Ashley Romerez and Bryana Corbin Romerez, and great-grandchild Joel Corbin; a daughter Jeannette Catherine Chapman, husband Robert, grandson Ian Ahernes and granddaughter Jordan Ahernes; brother Floyd; and sister Patricia. A warm, caring person who always put others first, Shirley touched all who knew her. Her commitment to her husband, family, friends and colleagues is her legacy. She showed us the nature of boundless generosity and kindness. Knowing her made us different and better people. We are grateful for our time with her and will always carry her in our hearts. Through the years, Shirley was a member of the Women’s Propeller Club and Master of Ceremonies for their fund raisers in San Diego. She did volunteer work for the American Red Cross, went to college to become an accountant and worked for Lear Jet and Texas Instruments and was responsible for setting their accounting standards throughout the United States. Shirley held the position of legal secretary for the San Diego Daily and did transcription for over 15 years, took a few years off to raise her children, worked another 17 years as executive director for the San Diego Association of Life Underwriters and then retired from that job and worked for private insurance companies until 1993. She moved to Tacoma for a period to help her daughter and grandson. Shirley and Ralph then sold their home in San Diego and moved to Whidbey Island in 1994. Shirley was the only sibling to graduate from high school. She was a wonderful support to Ralph for over 34 years with his career in the

Obituaries thank Dr. Robert Lycksell and the staff of Whidbey Medical Clinic and the staff of Hospice of the Northwest. Arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel. No public services are planned.


Beatrice Steinauer

Beatrice Ruth Lockboy Steinauer, 89, of Oak Harbor, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. She was born June 9, 1924, in Greenville, S.C., to Dean and Mabel Earnest Lockboy. She grew up in Greenville and married Robert G. Steinauer. Being a military wife, she traveled a lot and retired in Oak Harbor. She served in the WACS during World War II and also worked as a performer, seamstress, bar tender, bar manager and grocery store owner. She loved and enjoyed spending time with her family. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, reading, puzzles, sewing, crocheting and shopping. She is survived by her daughter Bella Dean and husband Guntis Blaubergs of Oak Harbor; grandchildren Art and Vivian Blaubergs of Portland, Ore.; Burt and Fawn DeWees, Glen Blaubergs and Missy Blaubergs Rayfield of Oak Harbor; and great grandchildren Amber Rayfield of Oak Harbor and Kiona and Rylee Blaubergs of Portland, Ore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert G. Steinauer; sisters, Toby Lockboy Knox and Virginia Lockboy Dock; and one brother, Otis Lockboy. The family would like to

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Thomas S. Keefe

Thomas S. Keefe passed away peacefully at his home Sept. 23, 2013. He was born Oct. 17, 1931, in Everett. The son of Jerry and Emma Keefe, Tom had eight siblings and was raised in Lake Stevens and the Everett area. In 1951 he graduated from Lake Stevens High School where he participated in the Future Farmers of America program. In 1952, he entered the U.S. Army and spent most of his military time as an infantryman on the front lines in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1954, receiving the Korean Service

Hebert of Lynnwood. He was preceded in death by his brothers Edward and Wayne Keefe and sisters Irene Smith, Allene Alf and Peggy Tracy. Funeral services for Tom will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Living Hope in Coupeville with Pastor Garrett Arnold officiating. Graveside services will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery with military honors presented under the auspices of the U.S. Army. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences utilizing the Book of Memories hosted by Wallin Funeral Home at


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Shirley Hawkins Corbin

On Sept. 16, 2013, our dearest Shirley Hawkins Corbin, born March 26, 1936, passed away peacefully in her sleep in her Oak Harbor home at 77 after an eight- year illness. Shirley is survived by her loving husband Ralph M.

USAF and was also a big support to her sister Patty and sister-in-law, Judy. While their husbands were serving overseas, each came with their own children to stay with Shirley and Ralph during these times while Shirley was also taking care of her own children with Little League, soccer and baseball. An avid bridge player, Shirley also loved to fish. Her ashes will be spread on her favorite lake, Thunder Lake, in the Cascades with ancient cedars and towering firs, sharing nature’s pristine beauty. Shirley and Ralph would have shared their 50th wedding anniversary next month on Oct. 23. A private family celebration was held in the rose garden that Shirley loved to work in. While going through Shirley’s things, Ralph came across a poem that she had written for him. Ralph would like to share it with you. It brought Ralph to his knees when he read it. “From the heart” How does one describe the sun; The sound of a bird singing; The feeling a poem can bring to a heart; The sight of a plane winging? How could one know the many feelings of love? The pleasure and the pain; The tenderness given by each to the other as gentle as summer rain. Take the meaning of all things wonderful and of all things true; Know my darling what you are to me and what I feel I am to you. For you, my love, may life always hold all things both precious and fine; And may you know I’ll love you always And your love forever be mine.” -I’ll love you always, Shirley-I’ll say goodbye-



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Game of the week

The Oak Harbor volleyball team opens conference play when Shorewood visits at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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Sultan squeaks by Coupeville in disputed match By JIM WALLER Sports editor

A heart-thumping match turned into a heart-breaking loss. The Coupeville High School volleyball team lost a 3-2 thriller to visiting Sultan Tuesday, Sept. 24. The Turks squeezed out the win 19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 18-16. Coupeville also lost 3-0 to Archbishop Murphy 3-0 in Everett Thursday, Sept. 26. The Sultan outcome, however, isn’t set in stone. Coupeville coach Kirsty Croghan protested the match over the officials’ ruling on a disputed Sultan substitution with the final set knotted at 14-14. Sultan was initially docked a point for a substitution error and then had it reinstated after much discussion. Croghan said, “I am contacting the head officials to find out if it was handled correctly.” As of Friday morning, she had not heard back. Mistake or not, it was an exciting match. The Wolves kept coming back but couldn’t snare the win. They controlled the first set throughout, then found themselves in early holes in the next two. Down by 10 in the second game, Coupeville rallied to take a lead, 17-16, before the Turks bounced back for the 25-20 win. Coupeville wiped out a sevenpoint deficit in the third set, but Sultan hung on for the two-point

Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times

The Coupeville bench celebrates a point in the Wolves’ match with Sultan. Megan Oakes, left, Allison Hanigan, Kacie Kiel and Sydney Aparicio respond to the Coupeville point with a choreographed cheer. win. Facing elimination, the Wolves responded by gutting out a 25-23 win in game four without the services of Breeanna Messner, who left the match with an illness. Sultan staved off three match points and the dispute to prevail in

prep roundup Wolves capture 1st soccer win Snapping out of seasonlong scoring slump, the Coupeville soccer team stopped Sultan 3-2 at Mickey Clark Field Thursday, Sept. 26, after a 2-0 loss at South Whidbey Tuesday, Sept. 24. The Wolves entered the Sultan game winless and with only one goal in the first four matches but exploded to capture new head coach Troy Cowan’s first win. A formation change by Cowan produced positive results. Among the moves, he shifted Makana Stone to midfield and Micky LeVine to striker. LeVine drew a foul, which led to a goal by Jennifer Spark on the penalty kick, and she assisted on a Stone goal. Tori Wellman, off an assist by Erin Rosnekranz, also scored.

“Overall, the girls played well and rose to the occasion,” Cowan said. Two goals by Madi Boyd pushed South Whidbey past the Wolves. Coupeville was hurt by a mistake in the 18th minute when it failed to make a routine clear that led to a South Whidbey goal. Coupeville (1-3, 1-4) goes to first-place Archbishop Murphy (4-0, 6-0) at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.

Wildcats look for fresh start in VB As far as Oak Harbor volleyball coach Kerri Molitor is concerned, her team’s record is 0-0. The Wildcats begin league play next week with a clean conference slate, but Snohomish added to Oak Harbor’s nonleague miseries by topping the visiting ‘Cats 3-1 Tuesday, Sept. 24. The loss sank Oak Harbor’s record to 0-5.

the fifth game. The Turks were led by Devyn Jordan (four aces, 12 kills), Lalia Gonzalez (three 3 aces, 14 kills) and Kaelyn Cornell (34 assists). Hailey Hammer powered the Coupeville offense with 15 kills.

Madeline Strasburg added 11 and Megan Oakes five. Sydney Autio set them up with 42 assists. Amanda Fabrizi hit all 17 of her serves for three aces, was a perfect 12-for-12 in serve receive and was 33-for-38 in defensive changes. Sydney Aparicio added three

aces on 15-of-16 serving and went 20-for-23 on defensive chances. Kacie Kiel recorded three blocks and Allison Hanigan two. Messner, though missing two games, had an impressive night: 13-for-13 in serving with one ace, 27-for-27 in serve receive and 17-for20 on defense. Croghan said, “It was a tough loss; however, I couldn’t be prouder of my girls. They really stepped up their game and played their hearts out. It truly was a team effort.” The Wolves were unable to generate much offense in the 25-15, 25-20, 25-21 loss to Archbishop Murphy (3-2, 4-2). Kiel had four kills and Hammer three on 10 assists from Autio. Croghan said, “We played well, (we) just need to control our side of the net and eliminate errors on things we can control.” Hammer hit on all 17 of her serves for three aces. Aparicio was a perfect 9-for-9 serving and Messner went 7-for-7 with an ace. Messner was 17-for-19 in serve receive and 18-for-21 on defensive chances. Fabrizi went 14-for-17 on serve receive. Hanigan earned four blocks and Hammer had two. Coupeville (0-5, 1-5) goes to Lakewood (3-1, 3-1) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Molitor said, “I know our record doesn’t reflect the talented team I get to coach. I am still optimistic about our season. We begin league play next week. Our record, as I see it, is 0-0.” Oak Harbor opens Wesco play at home at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, against Shorewood (3-2). The Western Conference is not divided into two divisions for volleyball; each of the 10 teams will play the other nine once. Snohomish won 19-25, 25-21, 26-24, 25-16. Hailey Beecher dished out 28 assists, helping Kayleigh Harper collect 11 kills and Clair Anderson and MaKenna Martyn six each. Anderson led the defense with 15 digs; Annabelle Whitefoot added 13.

Coach Mike Lonborg said his team played “a hell of a first half” at Getchell (3-0, 5-1) but second-half errors and breakdowns led to the defeat. Everett (1-3, 1-4-1) entered Thursday’s match with zero goals in its first five contests but found its offense against the struggling Wildcats (0-3, 2-3-1). “We keep making the same mistakes but don’t learn from them,” Lonborg said. “We have smart kids, but they keep making mental mistakes.” Oak Harbor hosts Stanwood (1-2, 1-4) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Singles: 1, Harrison Miller won 6-0, 6-2; 2, Carter Saar won 6-0, 6-1; 3, Casiano Atienza won 6-0, 6-1; 4, Jackson Wezeman won 6-2, 6-4. Doubles: 1, Jose Dimaculangan/Jozef Mendoza won 6-3, 6-0; 2, Nelson/Dale won 6-1, 6-0; 3, Kyle Martin/Isaac Deleon won 6-2, 6-1. The Wildcats (2-3, 3-5) play Meadowdale (3-1, 6-1) at home at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.

OH tennis team splits 2 matches

Soccer team hits tough times

The Oak Harbor tennis team blanked winless host Marysville-Pilchuck 7-0 Wednesday, Sept. 25, then lost 6-1 at Shorewood Thursday, Sept. 26. Jacob Nelson and Tom Dale came from behind (1-6, 6-1, 6-3) for the only with at Shorewood (3-1, 6-1). Marysville-Pilchuck results:

Finishing 1-2 in both the boys and girls races, the Oak Harbor cross country teams won a tri-meet at Marysville-Pilchuck Thursday, Sept. 26. The Wildcat boys squeaked out a 29-31 win over a combined EverettCascade team; M-P trailed with 72 points. The order of finish was the same for the varsity girls teams, with Oak Harbor winning 24-35-84. John Rodeheffer (16:23) and Clayton Richardson

Frustrations are beginning to mount for the Oak Harbor soccer team as it fell 5-0 at Marysville Getchell Tuesday, Sept. 24, and 4-0 at home to Everett Thursday, Sept. 26.

Cross country teams take meet

(16:41) led the boys field in the 5,000-meter race, while Alex Laiblin (19:28) and Jonalynn Horn (20:10) paced the girls. The Wildcats hold their only home meet of the season at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at Windjammer Park when Marysville Getchell and Shorewood visit. Other results: Boys: 5, Sebastian Ceasar, 17:40; 10, Nathan Richardson, 18:37; 11, Miguel Guzman, 18:45; 12, Brendan Bristow, 18:45; 14, Tristin Mirabal, 19:06; 17, Caleb Peek, 19:25; 19, Stephen Miller, 19:35. Girls: 6, Marisa Sligh, 22:23; 7, Natalie Fiallos, 22:34; 8, Kaitlyn Chelberg, 22:57; 9, Carolynn Wicker, 23:01; 10, Rachel Crowther, 23:12; 11, Kaitlyn Smith, 23:12; 14, Carly Hall, 23:42; 15, Alisa Meany, 24:11; 17, Hanna Keyes, 24:32; 18, Carly Crowther, 24:47; 19, Nikki Blanchard, 24:59; 21, Elyssa Nortier, 25:46; 23, Sydney Ericksen, 25:59; 25, Sierra Seabolt, 26:34; 27, Megan Knott, 26:53; 31, Jackie Dejesus, 28:21.

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GUILD CONTINUED FROM A1 of the budget comes after the commissioners removed the law-and-justice levy proposal from November’s budget. The measure would have funded additional deputies in the office. Commissioner Jill Johnson, the new member on the board, led the charge to cancel the levy after realizing that the county has a large reserve fund that’s growing each year. “The recommended standards for local governments are for about 5 to 15 percent reserves and not more than about 16 percent,” Cline claimed. “The county has reserves in excess of 45 percent and will likely hit over 50 percent by the end of this year.” In August, the commissioners reported that the reserve fund is at $9 million, which is 41 percent of the county’s $22-million operating budget. Revenues outpaced expenditures by $1.6 million in 2011, $1.9 million in 2012 and this year’s projection are for a minimum of $1.5 million. County officials decided that the excess funds should be used to fill in the budget gaps before the county asks for more funds from the citizens. They said

COER CONTINUED FROM A1 The Navy suspended landing practice operations at OLF Coupeville through the end of the calendar year, and the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve or COER filed a lawsuit demanding the EIS with the aim of closing OLF and stopping touch-and-gos there completely. However, according to COER President Ken Pickard, the group has no plans to stop with the EIS. In October, the group said it plans to release a report compiled by health

a levy may still be necessary someday. Cline claims the county is insisting on freezing deputy wages, which would leave it “unable to compete successfully against other law enforcement agencies that are now ramping up hiring and filling their own vacant positions.” Sheriff Mark Brown said he can’t discuss the guild letter or labor negotiations. But he explained that he lost 10 deputies and three corrections officers during budget cuts in 2008 and 2009. The commissioners restored four deputies and a jailer in the 2014 budget. Guild President Darren Crownover, a longtime deputy, said in the press release that he’s glad the sheriff is hiring four new deputies, though he added the office probably needs six more to be property staffed. He’s not happy with county official’s oversight of the labor and labor relations. “The guild decided it was time to be direct with the commissioners and tell them that we see no point in further meetings until they get their house in order,” he said. “They need to get someone outside who knows what they are doing to investigate this.” The guild hired Stan Finkelstein, the former director of the Association of

experts hired by COER. Pickard, a former attorney in Island County, said the report explains health risks associated with operations at OLF Coupeville to both children and adults. Among the group are researchers associated with Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, he said. “The impacts are enormous, real and scientifically based,” Pickard said. If the Navy intends to restart the touch-and-gos at OLF in January as planned, COER’s attorney David Mann will file an injunction calling for the Navy to desist until the EIS is completed in 2015, Pickard said.

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Washington Cities, to assess the county’s budget records. Cline claimed his work with Finkelstein convinced him that the county “does not know what it’s doing.” Cline claimed that the county withheld financial documents that caused arbitration to be delayed. Bob Braun, the county’s contracted labor negotiator, blames the delay on Cline. “The county was, and is, willing to let a neutral arbitrator consider the presentations of both sides and resolve all certified contract issues,” he said in the press release. “Unfortunately, Mr. Cline’s litigation tactics have delayed the arbitration again and again. I believe this method of bargaining is costing the union and the taxpayers a lot of money that would be better spent on wages and benefits for our deputies.” According to the press release, the commissioners declined to discuss any of the specific allegations in Cline’s letter due to the ongoing labor negotiations and lawsuits. “The county prefers to devote its resources to making progress toward resolution of these claims in their appropriate forums, and not via public relations attacks and counter attacks,” the

Controversial leader of anti-OLF group offers no apologies for fiery rhetoric, lawsuit. See page A2

While Pickard said he believes the EIS may mitigate the problem, he is not optimistic that the EIS will lead to a closure of OLF. For that reason, he said, COER is considering a classaction lawsuit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The group plans to follow the example of a Virginia Beach group that sued the Navy, claiming that “loud F/A-18 Hornets (at Oceana Naval Air Station) have lowered the value of their homes and negatively affected their everyday

lives,” according to a newspaper there, the VirginianPilot. Damages are estimated at $500 million, according to the report. “We don’t want money, just peace and quiet,” Pickard said via an email following a telephone interview. “But if we can’t get peace in quiet we will have to go in this direction, a four-county wide inverse condemnation class action, get the compensation for our lost property values due to jet overflight and then decide whether to sell out and move on or stay and live with ear protectors on our heads. “I will leave if we are unsuccessful. However, I believe we will prevail in getting the OLF closed to military flight training.”

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A deputy with the sheriff’s office responds to the scene of an accident. The deputies have been working without a contract or pay raise for five years. Ultimately, Pickard said, the only solution may be a “political decision” on a national level, but added he is disappointed in what he called a lack of response from U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen and other elected leaders. Larsen, who is an outspoken supporter of the Navy, has been unresponsive to the group’s complaints, Pickard said. “Our office was in consistent contact with and responded to inquiries from the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve until they filed a lawsuit, at which point they understood we could no longer engage,” Larsen’s office said in a prepared statement. “Since that time our office records show we haven’t received any requests to meet with their group.”

WATER CONTINUED FROM A1 Stowell said the project appears to be on time and on budget. It’s supposed to be completed in November. The reservoir is part of a series of water system improvements in the north end of town. They are aimed at increasing water storage, water pressure and fire flow availability, as well as replacing aging infrastructure. This summer the council approved a $964,000 project for the design of a transmission main and booster station in the north end of town to meet the needs of both the city and the Navy base. Stowell said the booster station will increase water pressure for residents in the northeast quadrant of the city.

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Church notes

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. 28 at Oak Harbor Seventh-day Adventist, 31830 State Highway 20 in Oak Harbor. n “Never unwanted, never alone” is the topic of the next audio chat hosted by the Christian Science Reading Room. 11 a.m. Tues., Oct. 1. Some of the greatest people of the Bible faced times when alone. Yet God’s love and sure guidance kept them going and led them to solid accomplishments. God

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can lead you, too. Christ Jesus pointed to a spiritual fact that is true of us all. Join this chat with Diane Marrapodi, a Christian Science healer and teacher to get insights into how to discover that purpose. The Reading Room is located at 721 S.W. 20th Court, near Scenic Heights, or log on to 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. Children’s program also available. As the founder of Quakers, George Fox, wrote: “Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone.”

For more information, visit or email Tom Ewell at 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). Coffee Break is a non-denominational 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 360-675-4706, or call the church office at 360-675-2881 for more information.

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Adult Bible Study & Sunday School......9:00am Worship Service ......................................10:15am Nursery for infants & toddlers available

Pastor Mark T. Hanson 360-675-2548 Preschool 360-679-1697

590 N. Oak Harbor St • Oak Harbor

Whidbey Island Messianic Fellowship Where Yeshua is Lord Come Learn the Hebraic Roots of Your Faith

We welcome you to join us for worship and celebration

Meeting at: The Oak Harbor Christian School Bldg A 675 E. Whidbey Ave. Oak Harbor, WA 360-675-7189 Saturdays at 10:30am

CALVARY APOSTOLIC TABERNACLE (The Pentecostals of Island County)


A SAFE PLACE TO CALL HOME Sunday Morning...............10am Sunday Evening............ 6:30pm Wednesday..........................7pm


Pastor Greg Adkins

Whidbey Presbyterian Church 1148 SE 8th Ave Oak Harbor

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Worship Hours: Adult Sunday School: 9:00 am Worship Service: 10:00 am Children’s Sunday School 10:30 am

Everyone is welcome to join us! Youth Ministries-Choirs-Bible Studies Dave Johnson .........................................Pastor Jake Howell Director of Children & Youth Ministry Chet Hansen ............................Music Minister

675-2441 • 1050 SE Ireland St • Oak Harbor

331-5191 • Freeland

Ordinary People Discovering an Extraordinary God Sunday Service 10:30am 319 SW 3rd Ave 360-675-4852

Sunday Worship ........9:00 a.m. Sunday Bible Study 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening ........5:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening .6:00 p.m. For more information call: Gary 675-5569 Jerry 679-3986

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

Oak Harbor Church of Christ Bible Classes for all ages..............9:30am Worship Assembly......................10:30am Wednesday Night ..........................6:30pm Matt Oliver, Preaching Minister


The Catholic Church Invites You…. St. Augustineʻs Parish • 675-2303 185 N Oak Harbor St. ~ Oak Harbor

Masses: Saturday Sunday Wed & Fri

5:00 pm 8:00am & 9:30 am 9:00 am

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St. Maryʻs Parish 678-6536 207 Main St. ~ Coupeville

Masses: Sunday Thurs

11:15 am 12:00 noon

James Lindus, Pastor Dennis Hanson, Pastor Eric Ottum, Pastor Jerry O’Neill, Pastor Karl Olsen, Minister of Music

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

NW 2nd Avenue & Heller Road Across the street from OHHS Stadium

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

Sunday Evening Prayer 6:30 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Coupeville Jeffrey Spencer, Lead Pastor Pastor Marc Stroud, Associate Pastor

A Member of the Anglican Communion Worldwide


250 SW 3rd Avenue • Oak Harbor (Behind K-Mart)

Sunday Morning Services • 9:00am Traditional Worship • 10:00am Sunday School (All Ages) • 10:30am Contemporary Worship Children and Worship


at the Unitarian Universalist building 20103 SR 525 (about 2 miles north of Freeland)

Every Sunday afternoon: 4 - 5 pm One hour of silent worship, meditation and occasional spoken messages.

Visitors welcome

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490 NW Crosby Ave., Oak Harbor 675-5008 Sunday Services 9:00, 10:30 & 11:45 am Living Word Kids: 3 mos–5th grade all services Middle School Youth: Sundays 4:00 PM High School Youth: Sundays 6:00 PM Weekly Adult Groups Russ Schlecht ~ Senior Pastor

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555 SE Regatta Dr. • Oak Harbor The Rev. Rilla Barrett The Episcopal Church on North Whidbey Island

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1000 NE Koetje Street

“To Know Christ & Make Him Known”

Fall Schedule Sunday Worship 8:00, 9:30 &11:00 am Sunday School and Adult Ed 9:30 am

50 SW 6th Avenue

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

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Whidbey Island Church of Christ 3143-G North Goldie Rd Oak Harbor

Woodard Road, Highway 525, Freeland

Oak Harbor Southern Baptist Church

33175 State Route 20 Oak Harbor, WA. 98277-8713 360-682-2323

SUNDAY Bible Study 9:00am Worship Service 10:00am Come Worship With Us! Thursday Bible Study 7:00pm

40 NE Midway Blvd, #103 • Oak Harbor Pastor Dr. Thomas Stoneham Sr., Minister Donald Cole

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555 SE Regatta Dr. Oak Harbor 679-3431


3143 Goldie Rd Unit B • Oak Harbor (behind Precision Tire)

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ISLAND LIVING Bittersweet return home Saturday, September 28 , 2013 • The Whidbey News-Times

Author eager to talk to students from Oak Harbor but memories of high school bullying still linger

By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

For the first time in five years, Brittany Geragotelis is coming home. Part of her can’t wait, another part is a little apprehensive. Geragotelis is a 1997 Oak Harbor High School graduate and author who moved to New York 12 years ago and recently signed a deal with a major book publisher. She will be returning to her hometown for speaking engagements on two dates in October. Geragotelis will be visiting with students at Oak Harbor High School and Oak Harbor Middle School on Oct. 18, then making a public appearance at Oak Harbor Library at 2 p.m. on Oct. 19. “This is my favorite part about my job,” Geragotelis wrote in an email interview with the Whidbey NewsTimes. “Talking, connecting and interacting with kids is really rewarding.” Geragotelis is author of a series of young adult fiction books based on the Salem Witch Trials set in modern times. She signed a threebook, six-figure deal with Simon & Schuster in early 2012 and is busy planning a new series. The first book, “What the Spell” came out Jan. 29 and is about a teenage witch trying to survive high school. That book was followed by the July 9 launch of “Life’s a Witch.” The last book in the series, “The Witch is Back,” isn’t expected out until 2014.

“Life’s a Witch” was a story she originally self-published on a free publishing website called Her book drew millions of views and began the momentum that ultimately led to a bidding war from traditional book publishers for her writing services. Some of the writing in her books reveals insight into her own difficult high school experiences, which leads to some of her reservations about returning home. Being a cheerleader at Oak Harbor High School didn’t stop Geragotelis from being bullied. “I always have mixed feelings about coming home -- I had a pretty horrible high school experience,” said Geragotelis. “There was a lot of bullying and a lot of me feeling alone and misunderstood. So going back to the scene of the crime, well, it can bring back those memories. “But I love seeing my family, and I know that despite the experience I had as a teenager, there are so many people from Oak Harbor who are really supportive of me and my books.” At the top of the fan club is her mother Diane Geragotelis, who’s ecstatic about her daugher’s homecoming. Diane and her husband John have been to New York on different occasions to visit their daughter and traveled to Florida for her wedding in April. But her daughter coming home will be special for

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Mary Rose Anderson finds pet blessings to be both touching and amusing. Anderson is pleased that such ceremonies continue to be carried out all over, especially at St. Mary

Mission Catholic Church in Coupeville, where she serves as director of religious education. Animal lovers from throughout Whidbey Island are invited to bring their pets to the blessing at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at St. Mary. The church is located at 207

College fair a chance for students to gain insight By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

Photo courtesy Brittany Geragotelis

Author Brittany Geragotelis has lived in New York City for 12 years, however, she is moving to Los Angeles later this year. She is returning home to Oak Harbor in mid October for a visit and has set up two dates to speak with high school and middle school students and the public. her parents. Brittany Geragotelis did return to her high school to talk to students in a journalism class when she was edi-

tor for American Cheerleader magazine several years ago. This time, however, will be different. “Now it’s totally different

because she’s actually made it big,” her mom said. With her new platform, Brittany Geragotelis wants See Geragotelis, A16

Church prepares for blessing of pets By RON NEWBERRY

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N. Main St. The age-old tradition is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. The custom happens all over the world on or near Oct. 4, which marks the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Anderson said this is the fourth year in a row of the

ceremony at St. Mary. She said she kick-started the tradition at St. Mary after it had stopped for a while. Generally, a pet owner holds his or her dog, cat or other pets while a priest greets the animal with a See PET BLESSING, A16

Pets’ bonds with their owners are at core of pet blessing tradition.

It’s never too early for high school students to start sizing up colleges. At least, that’s how Carla Hurst sees it. She’s a career counselor at Oak Harbor High School who’s running the college and career fair at the high school Monday night, Sept. 30. More than 60 post-secondary organizations will be represented at the “Focus on the Future” event, which will begin at 6 p.m. and go until 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building. Hurst expects roughly 400 high school students from all over Whidbey Island and Anacortes to be in attendance at the annual event. Although juniors and seniors make up most of the students who’ll come, Hurst encourages freshmen and sophomores to stop by as well. “We open it up to all grades,” Hurst said. “We feel it’s never too early to be exploring options.” Hurst remembers taking her own daughters, Anacortes High School graduates Austin Roberts and Chloe Roberts, to a similar college and career fair their freshman year at Anacortes. At the time, Austin Roberts figured she was going to attend Washington State University just like her parents. But she wound up changing her mind and is now a college senior expecting to graduate early from Chapman Unniversity in Southern California. Chloe Roberts just started her junior year at Western Washington University. “I am a firm believer that the more information any of us have the better decisions we can make,” Carla Hurst said. “She (Austin) got more information and her perspective changed, too.” Representatives from twoand four-year colleges, technical schools, military organizations and others will be on See COLLEGE FAIR, A16

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ACTIVITIES Saturday, September 28, 2013 • The Whidbey News-Times

Saturday Sept. 28

Langley Soap Box Derby, 9 a.m., Sept. 28, First and Anthes, Langley. 8 a.m. registration, vehicle safety check in U.S. Bank parking lot. Trophies will be awarded at approximately 1 p.m. 360-2214188. SICBA Home Tour, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 28, North and Central Whidbey. Tour of seven homes on the island with three in Oak Harbor, two in Coupeville and two in Greenbank. Also takes place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Sponsored by the Skagit Island Counties Builders Association. Tickets are $10 and available at the homes. Tour map can be viewed at 360-7576916. Whidbey Asperger’s family support, 1 p.m., Sept. 28, Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland. All parents and caretakers of Asperger’s children of any ages are encouraged to come. Meetings held on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. For questions, call Linda Abegglen Nevermann at 360-221-7972. Oak Harbor Emblem Club No. 450 baby shower, 2 p.m., Sept. 28, Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Oak Harbor Emblem Club Newborn Shower for the Pediatric Interim Care Center. An opportunity to show love, generosity and compassion by donating baby items or monetary donation toward the Pediatric Interim Care Center, which cares for newborns exposed to drugs. 360-675-3722. AARP Safe Driving, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 28, Tradewinds Insurance of Oak Harbor is sponsoring the one day class that covers rules of the road, challenging road conditions, and normal age-related physical changes that affect driving. Focus is on older drivers. Check with your Insurance for discounts. Cost is $12 AARP members $14 nonmembers. Must register at Oak Harbor Senior Center. 360279-4580. Bring a lunch. Instructor is Karen Bishop. DIY Explorers Club, 2-4 p.m., Sept. 28, Windjammer Park windmill, Oak Harbor. For students ages 8-12 with an adult. September’s program: Fort builder. Learn how to build a safe and secure driftwood fort at Windjammer Park. Find out about other types of forts, how these building skills could save your life in an emergency situation, and get inspired to build your own. Held at Windjammer Park; meet at the windmill.

Sunday Sept. 29

VFW Sunday breakfast, 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 29, VFW Post 7392, 3037 Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. Breakfast features pancakes, eggs, hash browns, breakfast meats, and biscuits-n-gravy. Breakfast proceeds benefit the local

GENEALOGY PRESENTATION: Coupeville resident Roger Sherman will be guest speaker at the next meeting for the Genealogical Society of South Whidbey at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14. This program will be about Whidbey Island history. Sherman is a pioneer descendant and well-known Whidbey Island historian. The event is free. For more information, go to

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VFW Post, including veterans’ assistance and community service programs. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors and children. A “chicken fried steak” breakfast is available for $9. www.vfwpost7392. org, or 360-675-4048.

ing. See spinning and weaving demonstrated. All materials provided. Each session is one hour, so each participant can take two classes. Ages 8 and up. Please preregister. Limit of 20., or 360-678-4911, ext. 6120

their owners. Common sense is strongly advised. 360-678-6536.

Timothy Hull performance at South Whidbey Tilth, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Sept. 29, South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market, 2812 Thompson Road, off Highway 525, Bayview. Local songwriter and guitarist Hull is a nationally acclaimed performer whose song lyrics range from social issues to spirituality., 360544-2278.

Suburban homestead workshop, 10 a.m., Oct. 2, Oak Harbor Library. Are you dreaming of starting your own backyard “homestead” and enjoying the satisfaction of producing your own food? In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn to use the abundant library resources and gain the expertise you need to successfully grow and preserve vegetables, raise chickens, or even brew your own beer. Seating is limited, please pre-register. 360-675-5115, or

Oak Harbor Elks rummage sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 5, Elks Lodge, 115 E. Ernst St., Oak Harbor. Lunch served 11a.m.-1 p.m.. 360-675-7111, or

National Alpaca Farm Days, 1-5 p.m., Sept. 29, Fern Ridge Alpacas, 7343 Holst Road, Clinton (3 miles from ferry). Meet the farm’s alpacas and llamas, including the new baby alpaca. Learn how raising alpacas is a rewarding and eco-sensitive lifestyle. See what is produced from their luxuriously soft alpaca fleece. Perfect for small acreage family farming. 206-5100434, or, or

Monday Sept. 30

Koffie Klets group meeting, 2:30-4 p.m., Sept. 30, San Remo’s restaurant. Interesting discussions about Dutch heritage. 360-6752552. College and Career Fair, 6-7:30 p.m., Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building. Students will have a chance to meet with representatives of more than 60 post-secondary organizations, including two and four-year colleges, technical schools, military organizations and others. 360-2795800, or Children’s class, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 30, Coupeville Library. Class on “Understanding Children with Differing Needs.” Participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of providing support and balance to youth with differing sensory needs. Please preregister online at 360-6784911, or

Tuesday Oct. 1

ESL talk time, 6:30 p.m., Oct. 1, Oak Harbor Library. Talk time is a time for adults to practice speaking English in a friendly and supportive setting. This free dropin program is led by a trained volunteer. Will be held Tuesdays Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 6:30 p.m. 360675-5115, or

Wednesday Oct. 2

Fiber day with Whidbey Weavers Guild, 10 a.m., Oct. 2, Coupeville Library. Join group for fiber workshops in knitting, Kumihimo braiding, basketry & stamp-

Thursday Oct. 3

Greenbank Garden club meeting, 10 a.m., Oct. 3, Greenbank Progressive Clubhouse, Bakken and Firehouse roads, Greenbank. Program will follow the business meeting. “Dwarf Conifers and Plants That Do Well on Whidbey Island” will be presented by guest speaker Kevin Mutschler of Whidbey Horticulture, Inc. For additional information call Reece Rose at 360-579-5880. St. Mary Fall Rummage Sale, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 4001 St. Mary’s Drive, Anacortes. Also, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday and Saturday. 360-2932904. Fishin’ Club meeting, 7 p.m., Oct. 3, M-Bar-C Ranch, Freeland. Outdoorsman Kevin Lungren will be the speaker. He is going to share fishing adventures in pursuit of salmon in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Included will be stories of catching the “big one” from his boat and from a commercial fishing boat. Also the presentation will have some surprises and pictures of a trek up the 100-year-old abandoned railroad line in Cordova, Alaska. 360-321-4014, or Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47 monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Oct. 3, Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. The meeting is open to all veterans. 360-2574801.

Friday Oct. 4

Pet Blessing, 4 p.m., Oct. 4, St. Mary Mission Catholic Church, 207 N. Main St., Coupeville. Animal lovers islandwide are welcome to bring their beloved pets. The happy event will take place in the sheltered breezeway (between the church and the parish hall along 2nd Avenue, just off Main Street in Coupeville if it rains or drizzles). This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. Animals of all kinds are welcome to the blessing when accompanied by

Saturday Oct. 5

Fall Garden Fest, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 5-6, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. Garden art and plants are featured in this end of season sale offering unique adornments for your garden. Meerkerk’s nursery is joined by specialty nurseries selling exotic plants, as well as useful and decorative wire, metal, glass, and wood creations made by local artists. Entrance to the Gardens free on sales days. 360-678-1912, or, or www. Lynden Lions Club Model Train Show, 9 a.m., Oct. 5-6, Northwest Washington Fairgrounds, Henry Jansen Building, 1775 Front St., Lynden. Lynden Lions Club 29th annual model train show. Over 50,000-square feet of running layouts, static displays, swap tables and rides. Most gauges represented. All proceeds go to Lions Club service projects. Adults $ 6, seniors $5, ages 6-12 $4, under 6 free. bgsund@juno. com, or 360-922-0864. Explore Whidbey! Home, Business and Community Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 5-6, Oak Harbor High School, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor. Win prizes from various vendors, participate in games and demonstrations and take advantage of the special offers they’ll be making. From businesses to service groups to arts shows, there is plenty to see and do. Live performances will run both Saturday and Sunday, with shows by En Avant Dance Company, Leaps and Bounds, First Take Improv, Quinn Fitzpatrick, Whidbey Playhouse, Wendy Lee Lynds, Tiger Martial Arts, and Oak Harbor Youth Cheerleaders. Free. 360-678-6889, or, or www. Daughters of the American Revolution meeting, 11:30 a.m., Oct. 5, Coupeville Library. Presentation “Using the DAR website for research” will be by Mary Peters, Washington State Society DAR speaker and volunteer genealogy consultant. 360-678-5124. Toys for Tots Rally, 12-3 p.m., Oct. 5, at Ebey Bowl, 1203 W. Terry Road in Coupeville. Come by car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, horse or whatever. Please bring a new unwrapped toy valued up to $30. All donations stay on Whidbey Island. Sponsored by The Marine Corps League, Major Megan McClung, Det. #1210. Contact Chris Kinkle with North Whidbey donations at 360-720-0519 or George Holtry at 360-941-0864 for Central Whidbey donations. Saturday matinee at Oak Harbor Library, 2 p.m., Oct.

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Pruning workshop, “Preparing to Prune Shrubs and Vines,” 1-2:30 p.m., Oct. 6, Stansberry Cottage, Greenbank Farm. Learn how to get several kinds of shrubs and vines ready for winter and how to prune them for the next growing season. Part of WSU Island County Master Gardeners education series of classes that are free and open to the public. Presenter is George Lasch, who has trained in England. 360-675-9562.

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Oak Harbor Garden Club meeting, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 8, First United Methodist Church, 1050 S.E. Ireland, Oak Harbor. The Oak Harbor Garden Club turns 90-years-old in October and is still growing. Come join the celebration. Wear a birthday hat. Presenter is Debbie Spiller, a NGC Flower Show Judge, member of several garden clubs and flower arranging guilds. 360-675-6970. Slow Food Taste of Whidbey, 3-5 p.m., Oct. 13, Freeland Hall, 1515 Shoreview Drive, Freeland. A celebration of the best food and beverages made on Whidbey Island featuring eight food vendors, three wineries and a brewer, all sharing tastes of their wares. Also, on hand will be farmers with displays of the fresh products coming off of their farms this harvest season. $30, or $35 at the door. Tickets are now at www.brownpap Oak Harbor Girl Scouts information meeting, 6-7:30 p.m., Oct. 8, Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 N.W. 2nd Ave., Oak Harbor. Information and troop formation event for girls and their guardians. Activities will be provided for girls. Adult participation is strongly encouraged in Girl Scouting. RSVP helpful, but dropins are welcome. RSVP’s helpful for planning, but drop-ins are welcome. Free. 1-800-822-9435, or, or www.

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Birds and their habitats walk, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 19, carpool from Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot, 18341 State Route 525, Freeland. Walk through several forest types on the south end of Whidbey Island to compare habitats and how different bird species use them. Half-day trip. A Discover Pass is needed for each vehicle. 360-6782264, or, or

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to help teenagers who also might be having a difficult time in high school. She wants to offer them hope. In her paranormal action books, she writes about female characters who deal with issues and emerge as heroines. “High school was not easy for me. And I know it’s not easy for a lot of kids today,” Geragotelis said. “I love being able to have a platform to talk to kids about what they’re feeling and experiencing, and being able to give them a little hope. That whatever they’re going through, things will get better, and that life can turn out to be pretty amazing despite where you come from.” She also has advice for young aspiring writers, adding that no dream is too big. She said she has dealt with rejection practically her entire adult life but has perservered. She said times have changed in the publishing world that benefit young writers. “We live in a time where

prayer and gently sprinkles holy water on them. Pastor Paul Pluth will do the honors in Coupeville this year. “We’ve had as many as 27 dogs,” Anderson said. “They were all barking like crazy when we were singing but as soon as the priest started reading the prayers, they were quiet. They howled for the singing but they were quiet for the prayer.” Anderson has been touched by the ceremonies and witnessed the close bonds between owners and their pets that prompted the tradition. “It’s really a joyful thing,” she said. “It means so

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Brittany Geragotelis’ major book deal was a result of her own determination and popularity that grew over a paranormal action book, “Life’s a Witch,” she self-published. most of us can actually take our dreams into our own hands,” she said. “Want to sing with people all over the country? Upload your video on YouTube and create your own fanbase. Justin Bieber did it. So did Cody Simpson and Austin Mahone. Want to be a filmmaker? Shoot your movie and put it on YouTube, Hulu and Netflix like the creators of the film, ‘The Graduates.’

Want to be a published author? Upload your novels to write sites like Wattpad or selfpublish it through Amazon. About half of the bestsellers on Amazon are self-published. We as creators finally have the power to make things happen to ourselves. I hope to encourage kids to explore all their options.” Geragotelis isn’t sitting still. She is self-publishing a new

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much to the children and to their parents.” A release issued by St. Mary Mission Catholic Church welcomes animals of all kinds to the blessing as long as the owner accompanies them and urges that common sense be used. Anderson said she believes a reptile has been brought in the past. A variety of St. Francis pet medals will be available for sale for a donation of $10 each or three medals for $25 with proceeds going to the St. Mary Children’s Religious Education program. For more information about the pet blessing, call 360-678-6536 on Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. tives on hand. This event happens only once a year on Whidbey Island as Coupeville and South Whidbey high schools don’t hold their own college and career fairs, Hurst said. Anacortes only hosts such an event every other year. For more information on the event, call Career-Tech director Sandee Oehring at 360-279-5801, or email her at

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In the Guardianship of: JOANN BRYANT, Incapacitated Person No. 12-4-00262-4 NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Guardian intends to sell real property located at 899 NW Cathlamet Dr ive, Oak Harbor and legally described as Lot 5, Block 4, Plat of Shadow Glen, Division No. 1, as per plat recorded in Volume 9 of Plats, pages 63 and 64, records of Island C o u n t y, Wa s h i n g t o n . Situate in the County of Island, State of Washington, for the gross sum of $117,800. Any offers of increased bid may be made pursuant to RCW 11.56.110. The sale will be confirmed after 10/8/2013. Dated: 9/24/2013. Margaret Delp, Attorney for Guardian, PO Box 292, Langley, WA 98260. LEGAL NO. 516126 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 28, 2013.

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PORT OF COUPEVILLE NOTICE OF PRELIMINARY BUDGET APPROVAL AND PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that a Preliminary Budget for the fiscal year 2014 has been approved by the Board of Commissioners and placed on file at the office of the Port District at #24 Front Street, Coupeville, WA. A copy thereof may be obtained by any taxpayer at the aforementioned address. This Preliminary Budget may also be read on the Port’s website: A public hearing will be held by the Board of Commissioners of the Port at 11:00 am, Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Sno-Isle Library, 788 Alexander Street, Coupeville for the purpose of fixing and adopting the Final Budget of the Port District for 2014. Questions regarding the Preliminary Budget may be directed to James Patton, the Executive Dir e c t o r, a t ( 3 6 0 ) 6 7 8 5020, or email: LEGAL NO. 514658 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 21, 28, 2013.

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licit from interested persons or firms proposals to provide passenger shuttle service for the Whidbey Island Marathon to be held on April 13, 2014. The intent of the proposal is to provide safe and efficient passenger shuttle service for marathon and half marathon race participants. The shuttle service is needed to bring runners to the start of both races and to return runners from the finish area to designated areas throughout the City of Oak Harbor. A packet of information may be picked up at the City Administrator’s office at Oak Harbor City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 or visit the City’s website and click on the Bids & Proposals link. Proposals may be mailed to Oak Harbor City Administrator Larry Cort, 865 S E B a r r i n g t o n D r i ve, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. The closing date for receipt of proposals is 4:00 p.m., October 28, 2013. Late submittals will be rejected. All submitted proposals are subject to public d i s cl o s u r e r e q u e s t s and will be reproduced for public review. The proposals will be evaluated by City Staff members and the propoCITY OF OAK sal selected will be the HARBOR m o s t r e s p o n s i ve a n d REQUEST FOR cost effective proposal to PROPOSAL provide a low-cost shutWHIDBEY ISLAND MARATHON SHUTTLE tle service for the Whidbey Island Marathon. SERVICE The City of Oak Harbor LEGAL NO. 516123 issues this Request for P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey Proposals (“RFP”) to so- N e w s - T i m e s , S o u t h

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Whidbey Record. Sep- C o u n t y, Wa s h i n g t o n , tember 28, 2013. there will be a General Election. PORT REQUEST FOR V O T E R R E G I S T R A TION DEADLINES: To PROPOSALS FOR vote in the November 5, SURVEILLANCE 2013 election: CAMERAS PROJECT A person who is not regPORT DISTRICT OF istered to vote in WashSOUTH WHIDBEY ington must submit a ISLAND Notice is hereby given registration application in that the Port District of person, by mail or online South Whidbey Island is at, requesting proposals for no later than Monday, the design and installa- October 7, 2013; or regtion of a sur veillance ister in person at the camera system. Obtain County Auditor’s Office a detailed RFP including in his or her county of a Small Works Roster residence no later than Application at the Port M o n d ay, O c t o b e r 2 8 , website: http://www.por- 2013. t o f s o u t h w h i d b ey. c o m . A person who is already For more information call r e g i s t e r e d t o vo t e i n 360-331-5494, or Email Washington may update p o r t f i n a n c e @ p o r t o f - his or her registration in Pro- person, by mail or online posals must be received at, by the Port by 2:00 p.m. no later than Monday, Thursday, October 10, October 7, 2013. A reg2013 (Email OK). Site istered voter who fails to v i s i t s s c h e d u l e d f o r transfer his or her resiTuesday, October 1; see dential address by this deadline may vote acRFP for more info. cording to his or her preLEGAL NO. 516125 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey vious registration adN e w s - T i m e s , S o u t h dress. Whidbey Record. Sep- TO O B TA I N A BA L LOT: Ballots are mailed tember 28, 2013. automatically to all active registered voters no later than 18 days prior to each election. Please allow 3-5 days for postal delivery. If you do not receive your ballot contact the Auditor’s Office for a replacement ballot. NOTICE OF GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR RETURNING BALELECTION Island County, Washing- LOTS: Ballots must be postmarked no later than ton Tuesday, November 5, the day of the election, November 5, 2013. 2013 Notice is hereby given Ballots may be dropped t h a t o n Tu e s d ay, N o - off, or replacement balvember 5, 2013 in Island l o t s o b t a i n e d fo r d e stroyed, spoiled or lost

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ballots at the Auditor’s Elections Office Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except holidays. ADA compliant voting equipment will be available for use in the Auditor’s Elections Office, for 18 days prior to the election and on Election Day. Accessible ballot drop boxes, available 24 hours per day, are located at: Auditor’s Elections Office, 400 N Main, Coupeville (drive-by drop box and inside); 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor (Oak Harbor City Hall); 18341 SR 525, Freeland (Trinity Lutheran parking lot); 4141 SR 525, Clinton (Ken’s Korner, Red Apple Grocery); 121 N. East Camano Drive, Camano Island (Camano Annex) ITEMS/OFFICES APPEARING ON THE BALLOT: Your ballot will contain only those items that apply to your precinct. STATE MEASURES I N I T I AT I V E S TO T H E LEGISLATURE Initiative to the Legislature 517 Initiative Measure No. 517 concerns initiative and referendum measures. Initiative to the Legislature 522 Initiative Measure No. 522 concerns labeling of genetically-engineered foods. ADVISORY VOTES Advisory Vote No. 3 Substitute Senate Bill 5444

Advisory Vote No. 4 Senate Bill 5627 Advisory Vote No. 5 Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1846 Advisory Vote No. 6 Second Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill 1971 Advisory Vote No. 7 Engrossed House Bill 2075 LOCAL MEASURES Whidbey Island Public Hospital District General Obligation Bonds Stanwood-Camano School Distr ict #401, Proposition 1 Port of Coupeville NONPARTISAN OFFICES To w n o f C o u p e v i l l e , Councilmember, Position 4 To w n o f C o u p e v i l l e , Councilmember, Position 5 City of Langley, Mayor City of Langley, Councilmember, Position 1 City of Langley, Councilmember, Position 2 City of Langley, Councilmember, Position 5 C i t y o f O a k H a r b o r, Councilmember, Position 4 C i t y o f O a k H a r b o r, Councilmember, Position 5 C i t y o f O a k H a r b o r, Councilmember, Position 6 C i t y o f O a k H a r b o r, Councilmember, Position 7 Whidbey Island Public Hospital District, Commissioner, Position 2 Whidbey Island Public Hospital District, Commissioner, Position 3 Oak Harbor School District #201, Director, Position 4 Oak Harbor School Dis-

trict #201, Director, Position 5 Coupeville School District #204, Director, Position 2 Coupeville School District #204, Director, Position 3 Coupeville School District #204, Director, Position 4 Coupeville School District #204, Director, Position 5 South Whidbey School District #206, Director, Position 2 South Whidbey School District #206, Director, Position 5 Stanwood-Camano School District #401, Director, District 1 Stanwood-Camano School District #401, Director, District 2 Port of Coupeville, Commissioner, District 2 Port of Coupeville, Commissioner, District 3 Por t of Mabana, Commissioner, Position 1 Port of South Whidbey, Commissioner, Position 3 Fire District No. 1, Commissioner, Position 2 Fire District No. 1, Commissioner, Position 4 North Whidbey Fire and Rescue, Commissioner, Position 2 South Whidbey Fire/EMS, Commissioner, Position 2 Central Whidbey Fire, Commissioner, Position 2 Nor th Whidbey Par ks and Recreation District, Commissioner, Position 2 Nor th Whidbey Par ks

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and Recreation District, Commissioner, Position 3 Nor th Whidbey Par ks and Recreation District, Commissioner, Position 4 Nor th Whidbey Par ks and Recreation District, Commissioner, Position 5 South Whidbey Par ks and Recreation District, Commissioner, Position 2 South Whidbey Par ks and Recreation District, Commissioner, Position 3 South Whidbey Par ks and Recreation District, Commissioner, Position 5 Cemetery District 1, Commissioner, Position 2 Cemetery District 1, Commissioner, Position 3 Cemetery District 2, Commissioner, Position 2 A d m i ra l s C ove Wa t e r District, Commissioner, Position 2 Bayview Beach Water District, Commissioner, Position 1 Bayview Beach Water District, Commissioner, Position 5 C a m a n o V i s t a Wa t e r District, Commissioner, Position 1 Clinton Water District, Commissioner, Position 1 Holmes Harbor Sewer District, Commissioner, Position 3 Holmes Harbor Sewer District, Commissioner, Position 4 Fr e e l a n d Wa t e r a n d Sewer District, Commissioner, Position 1 C r o cke t t L a ke Wa t e r District, Commissioner, Position 3 Ju n i p e r B e a c h Wa t e r District, Commissioner, Position 1 Ju n i p e r B e a c h Wa t e r District, Commissioner, Position 4 Lagoon Point Water District, Commissioner, Position 2 Lagoon Point Water District, Commissioner, Position 4 Ledgewood Beach Water District, Commissioner, Position 2 Long Beach Water District, Commissioner, Position 1 Long Beach Water District, Commissioner, Position 2 Long Beach Water Dis-

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trict, Commissioner, Position 3 Penn Cove Park Water and Sewer District, Commissioner, Position 2 Penn Cove Park Water and Sewer District, Commissioner, Position 3 Saratoga Water District, Commissioner, Position 3 Scatchet Head Water District, Commissioner, Position 2 Main Street Sewer District, Commissioner, Position 1 Main Street Sewer District, Commissioner, Position 2 Main Street Sewer District, Commissioner, Position 3 PUBLIC MEETINGS R E L AT I N G TO T H I S ELECTION: All public meetings regarding this election will take place at the Auditor’s Elections Office, 400 N. Main Street, Coupeville. Canvassing Board Meeting - Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. Canvassing Board Meeting - Monday, November 25, 2013 - 4:00 p.m. Canvassing Board Meeting - Cer tification of General Election Results - Tu e s d ay, N ove m b e r 26, 2013 - 10:00 a.m. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ELECTION: Contact the Island County Auditor’s Elections Office or visit our website at and click on the “Elections� link. The Online Voters Guide will contain information regarding items on your ballot. Island County Auditor’s Elections Office 400 N. Main Street, Coupeville 360-679-7366 Dated this 17th day of September, 2013 Sheilah Crider Island County Auditor & Ex-Officio Supervisor of Elections LEGAL NO. 514951 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 28, 2013.

INGTON TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS UNDER ISLAND COUNTY CAUSE NUMBERS: 13-5-00062-3 TO: WENDY CORNEJO ,birth mother, STEVEN ROGERS, bir th father, and JOHN DOE, birth father ofINFANT ESPER A N Z A JA D E W E B B, D O B : M ay 2 1 , 2 0 1 3 ; AND ANY OTHER PERSON CLAIMING A PATERNAL INTEREST IN T H E A B OV E N A M E D CHILD; You must respond to the Petition by serving your defense along with a copy of you Notice Appearance upon the attorney at the address bel ow w i t h i n t h i r t y ( 3 0 ) days after the date of the first publication or an order permanently terminating your parent-child relationship with the child by default will be entered. A default order is one where the Petitioners are entitled to what they ask for because you have not responded. If you serve a notice of appearance on the attorney at the address below you are entitled to notice before a default order may be entered. You have the right to be represented by an attomey. If you are indigent and request a attomey, an attorney will be app o i n t e d fo r y o u . Yo u have a r ight to file a claim of paternity regarding the child. Your failure to file a claim of Paternity under chapter 26.26 of the Revised Code of Wa s h i n g t o n o r t o r e spond to the Petition for Termination of ParentChild Relationship filed herein is grounds to terminate your parent-child relationship. If the child is an Indian child as defined by the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 25 2 U.S.c. 1901 et seq., and if you acknowledge paternity of the child or if your paternity of the child is established prior to the termination of the parent-child relationship, your parental right may not be terminated unless you give valid consent to tennination, or your parent-child relationship is terminated involuntarily pursuant to chapter 26.33 or 13.34 RCW. The Court hearing on the Petition for Termination of Parent-Child

relationship shall be on October 21, 2013 at 8:30 am at Island County Superior Court, Law and Justice Building, 101 NE 6th Street, CoupeviUe, WA 98239. YO U R FA I L U R E T O A P P E A R AT T H I S H E A R I N G M AY R E SULT IN A DEFAULT ORDER PERMANENTLY TERMINATING ALL OF YOUR RIGHTS TO T H E A B OV E - N A M E D CHILD. DATED this 11th day of September, 2013 /s/ DENNIS CASEY D E N N I S C A S E Y, WSBA#14724 Attorney for Petitioners FILE RESPONSE WITH: Clerk of the Court Island County Superior Court PO Box 500 Coupeville, WA 98239 S E RV E A C O P Y O F YOUR RESPONSE TO: DENNIS CASEY Attorney for Petitioners 1002 39th Ave SW, Ste. 303 Puyallup, WA 98373 (253) 383-3350 LEGAL NO. 512811 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. September 14, 21, 28, 2013.


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You come up against a challenge of one sort or another. You go looking for some action or start to exercise on a regular basis with a group of friends. TAURUS

It isn’t always easy to reconcile your work and family lives. Fortunately, you can count on a few of your loved ones to help you meet all your commitments. GEMINI

Be careful when driving! Your friends invite you to several spur-of-the-moment activities during the week or even next weekend. CANCER

Against all the odds you find enough funding to start up your own small business or, perhaps, to have some work done in your home. This job has needed to be done since last year. LEO

You are extremely dynamic at the beginning of the week and feel like conquering the world. You have to learn to channel your energies efficiently in order not to burn the candle at both ends. VIRGO

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There are sure to be lots of people around you this week. This fills you with inspiration and dynamism, but it is imperative that you take the time to rest as well. SCORPIO

Time is a rare commodity. Fortunately you’re an extremely well-organized person. You manage to get everything done and then have time to relax. You could very well decide to take a lastminute vacation, now that there are so many good deals available. Your career path becomes clearer to you. CAPRICORN


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A few changes are required both at home and at work. You make some adjustments that help you get pointed in the right direction. This is where you need to go in order to reach your true objectives. AQUARIUS

It would be worth your while to be patient. You could finally come to an agreement with some companies or even with the law. You succeed in asserting your rights as well as those of your group. PISCES

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Work may bring its share of stress. However, your partner’s love succeeds in soothing all your tensions if you allow yourself some quality time with him or her.

PAGE 24, Whidbey Classified, Saturday, September 28, 2013



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Whidbey News-Times, September 28, 2013  

September 28, 2013 edition of the Whidbey News-Times

Whidbey News-Times, September 28, 2013  

September 28, 2013 edition of the Whidbey News-Times