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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013 | Vol. 114, No. 84 | www.whidbeynewstimes.com | 75¢

Audit shows city pool aswim in controversy

Report: Fund was tapped by fired staff By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

A fraud investigation by the state Auditor’s Office into the North Whidbey Park and Recreation District found a

long list of problems, including missing money, in a nowdefunct fund set up for the aquatics club. The Auditor’s Office forwarded the report to the

Island County Prosecutor’s Office. Prosecutor Greg Banks said he contacted the Oak Harbor Police Department for a follow-up.

Whidbey News-Times photo by Sara Hansen

North Whidbey Park and Recreation Commissioner Sean Merrill, at left, discusses the results of an audit with fellow Commissioner Allan McDougall during Thursday’s meeting. The auditors recommend that the district go after both a former Aquajets coach and former administrative assis-

tant, or possibly an insurance bonding company, for $7,818 in investigative costs. The findings, which fol-

lowed a year-long investigation, offers some vindication See pool audit, A15

‘Pet’ coyote may land OH family in the doghouse By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

Life won’t be the same around Jennifer Horn’s house any time soon. When she steps onto her back porch and stares at the dense woods on her property in rural Oak Harbor, she’ll no longer see a familiar creature emerge when she calls his name. Whenever Horn would shout, “Come to mama,” a coyote she named Kota would eventually arrive at her feet. Sometimes, it took 5 minutes, other times 10, but he’d always find his way back to her. Horn would tickle his belly, scratch his mane and put out some dog food.

Above, Jennifer Horn, with her children Grace, 4, and Gavin, 7, in their backyard in rural Oak Harbor. At left, Jennifer gets a kiss from Kota, a coyote she bottle fed and raised after it was found alone in the woods.

FOR NINE months, things went on this way, starting with the day he was found alone in the woods, just weeks old, then taken to Horn to be cared for. See doghouse, A12

Second Amendment debate leads to challenge for council pos. 4 By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

Very distinct paths in life led the two men to challenging each other for position 4 on the Oak Harbor City Council. Lucas Yonkman grew up in Oak Harbor

in a well-known family that owns a successful construction company. After graduating from Oak Harbor High School, he enlisted in the Army, learned Arabic and ended up in Afghanistan, where he was seriously injured by a rocket-propelled grenade. After being medically discharged, he

returned home to Oak Harbor and joined with a fellow “wounded warrior” to start a new construction company. “I’m just a regular guy running for public office in his hometown and trying to make a difference,” he said. Bob Severns, the incumbent, earned a

bachelor’s degree in administrative management and came to Oak Harbor in 1974 after accepting the position of vice president of Island Title Company. He didn’t plan on staying for more than a few years, but ended up See Position 4, A15


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Francis said first responders initially thought that Albright suffered a non-lifethreatening injury, and he was transported to Whidbey General Hospital. Francis said a State Patrol report indicates that Albright “rapidly deteriorated” at the hospital and died after a short period. The report states that he may have suffered “massive internal injuries,” according to Francis. Albright was wearing an approved helmet at the time of the collision. There was no evidence of impairment, the state trooper said. Bishop said medical records show Albright was married with two children.

Approximately 147 signatures were gathered in a petition seeking to raise the temperature of the John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool. The petition was presented to the North Whidbey Park and Recreation board of commissioners meeting Thursday, Oct. 18 by Noela Graham. Graham has been swimming at the pool since 1982. During her many years of attendance, Graham the pool often felt colder after maintenance, but this time it was different. She began investigating the average temperatures for certain types of activities. For competitive swimming, the average temperature is 78-80 degrees, swim lessons for preschool children are 88-94 degrees, and the multipurpose pools are usually between 84-86 degrees, according to the United States Water Fitness Association. John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool falls under the multi-purpose category.

More than a hundred people signed the petition to raise the pool to 83 degrees. The petition was left on a bleacher by the entrance to the pool so people could sign it as they wished, Graham said. The collection of signatures ranges from moms who bring their children to swim, to the older community. Currently, the pool is hand tested four times a day, and the temperature is consistently at 82 degrees, said Bill Walker, North Whidbey Park and Recreation director. By raising the pool one degree, Graham said, more people would be comfortable. “There has to be an average temperature where everyone can be accommodated, and maybe that temperature is 83 degrees,” Graham said. Graham said the children who attend swim school get cold and shiver in the water. Sondra Keith said she is one of the “old ladies” who uses the pool for her exercise. Another community member, Tom Johnson, bought two thermometers and donat-

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ed them to the pool so data can be gathered and used to make a decision. “There is no historical computer data and this will provide that,” Johnson said. By using the thermometers to track the temperature of the pool for three months, Johnson said, they will be able to tell how accurate the controls are for setting the temperature, and if the temperatures fluctuate over long periods of time. Parks Boar d Commissioner Allan McDougall said 82 degrees can be a little cool if you are standing around a lot, but as a master swimmer he is not comfortable at 83 degrees. Graham said one of her friends who has been coming to the pool for as long as she has told her he might have to stop swimming because the water is too cold for him. Steve Hoffmire told Graham he didn’t want her to feel discouraged with the process. The board voted unanimously to revisit the issue once three months of data have been collected to make an informed decision.

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Co. budget adopted in 2-1 vote By JANIS REID Staff reporter

Island County Board of Commissioners adopted a $71-million budget 2-1 Monday with Commissioner Kelly Emerson dissenting. Emerson said she did not support the board’s decision to increase property taxes by 1 percent, a limit that was approved by voters more than 10 years ago and is routinely implemented each year. “I will be opposed to this budget,” Emerson said. “I did not need the 1 percent increase this year or last year. It’s a little too much increase for me.” Having taken more of a hard-lined approach to the budget, Emerson was unsuccessful in rallying support for the few initiatives she proposed involving larger budget cuts. Previous year’s rigorous budget cuts have contributed to the county’s current $9 million reserve fund. 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. Commissioner Jill Johnson discovered the large reserve amount and spearheaded efforts to remove a lawand-justice levy from the November ballot. The lawand-justice levy was originally placed on the ballot to help the struggling sheriff’s department return to staffing levels prior to the 2008 budget cuts. The board used fund balance monies to hire four additional deputies and one correctional officer, as well as purchase two additional squad cars in the 2014 budget. The reserve balance is expected to stay at $10 million for the next budget year. Still, Emerson said Monday that the county could have done a better job of planning

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Commissioners Jill Johnson, far right, and Helen Price Johnson, center, recognize Budget Director Elaine Marlow, who stepped down as board clerk after the budget was adopted. for a shaky economy. “Any negativity we see in our economy will deplete our reserves. I’m not convinced we’re in any kind of stability yet. To me we should be taking this opportunity to look at where we can remain sustainable (without the 1 percent increase).” Commissioner Helen Price Johnson commented that this budget process has been the “most quiet” in her five years on the board, with few people offering public comment. Price Johnson attributed this to the way in which the budget was presented this year, making the budget revenues and expenditures “easier to understand.” “It seems that is an assent to the work we’ve done on this budget, and allowing the people to review it,” Price Johnson said. Though the board was ready to adopt the budget Oct. 7, they opted to delay the action to allow the public to review the Powerpoint presentation given that night

by Budget Director Elaine Marlow. “This has filled some of the most critical gaps,” Price Johnson said. “There are unknowns.” “I fully expect us to do a budget amendment. It’s a work in progress and I’m happy to be able to support this budget.” Johnson said using the 1 percent increase was “honoring the public” intended use of that measure, because as the cost of living increases, so does the county’s expenses. “I think this budget is good,” Johnson said. “We have the capacity and we’ve been banking that for the past several years.” The county’s $71-million budget comprises, in part, a $22 million operating budget, $21 million for staff, $10 million in interdepartmental spending, $8.5 million in benefits and $4 in capital projects. For more information on the Island County 2014 budget and to review documents, visit www.islandcounty.net

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Island golfers can tee off year-round, rain or shine By SARA HANSEN Staff Reporter

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sually when it starts pouring down rain, golfers have to wait for the sun to come back to practice their game — but not anymore. Beau Bayliss opened Tee to Green on June 1, and provides golf simulators for people to use for practice. From the driving range, to putting, golfers can work on every aspect they need inside. “There’s nothing about golf that you can’t do in

here,” Bayliss said. He said the summer was slow because of the nice weather, but now that the rain is here business is picking up. The idea for the business came to him early one morning out of the blue. “I sat straight up at 5:30 a.m. and thought about something this place has never had before,” Bayliss said. His wife, Kathrine Bayliss, thought he was crazy until she read his business plan. Eight months later, he opened for business.

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Not only can golfers work on their game, but they can play 58 Professional Golf Association courses without leaving the island. “In December you can play 18 holes at Pebble Beach,” Bayliss said. The simulators have a weight-balanced camera monitor system, so golfers can work on their technique, Bayliss said. He also offers lessons for people who would like to improve their game. An 8-by-12 undulated putting green is also present amongst the simulators, and allows golfers to work on their short game, Bayliss said. Bayliss is also helping out with The First Tee — a pro-

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Beau Bayliss, owner of Tee to Green located at 181 Northeast Midway Boulevard, stands in front of golf simulators at his business. He believes philanthropy and business should be combined. gram that introduces golf to kids and teaches them fundamentals and life skills. “You have to know what you can and can’t focus on. You have to make the next shot, and forget about the

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last bad shot,” Bayliss said. It also teaches etiquette and manners since it is a gentlemen’s game, he said. He has also created a Starting New at Golf program. He brings a nine-hole indoor course to schools to introduce youngsters to the sport. “I wanted this to evolve in something that can be an asset to the community,” he said. Bayliss has lived on the island since 1979 and firmly believes that entrepreneurship and philanthropy should be combined. Both are essential to a healthy economy, and he loves helping out the community anyway he can. Because Tee to Green is the only facility of its kind in the entire state, Bayliss said he’s had people from

Seattle come up to use it, including a few Seattle Seahawks, such as Jordan Babineaux, Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch. It’s becoming recognized as a top-notch golf simulator facility, he said. Groups can come in and play eight people to a simulator. There’s tables to hang out at, grab a drink and wait for their turn. Bayliss is starting women’s and men’s leagues next month. “From professionals, to scratch golfers, to duffers, anyone can have a good time here,” Bayliss said. One of Bayliss’ favorite things about golf is how accessible it is to everyone. “Golf is a great game for everyone because you can play it at any age,” Bayliss said. “From 9 to 90 years old, you can play golf forever.”

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Maxwelton Farm sues county, planning director By JANIS REID Staff reporter

Maxwelton Farm on South Whidbey has filed a land-use petition against Island County claiming Planning Director David Wechner acted outside his scope of authority. Wechner sent a cease and desist letter dated Aug. 30 to Maxwelton Farms. He ordered them to stop work on water-filled agricultural ditches “as a result of agricultural ditch maintenance without a SEPA environmental checklist,” according to court documents. State Environmental Policy Act or SEPA asks project managers to complete an environmental checklist, which asks questions about the potential environmental impacts to the air, animals, earth, land use, utilities, wetlands, ground water and other considerations. The farm’s owners could not be reached, and attorneys for the farm did not return calls for comment. Saying Wechner acted with a “lack of authority,” the court documents allege that, while Island County code allows the planning director to issue a cease and desist letter for continued violations, it does not authorize the planning director to issue a letter on grounds of a SEPA violation. “Furthermore the Island County

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Maxwelton Farm has sued Island County claiming that Planning Director David Wechner acted out of the scope of his authority by ordering them to cease and desist maintenance on their water drainage ditches. planning director does not have the authority to issue a cease and desist order directing that some activity occurring on property in Island County cease, unless Island County prohibits that activity or requires that some permit be secured,” the farm representatives argue. Maxwelton Farm and its predecessors operated a farm at the site

for more than 50 years, according to the court documents, and therefore are governed by Island County’s “old” Critical Areas Ordinance. Under that ordinance, the court documents claim, existing and on-going agricultural work at Maxwelton Farm is exempt if best management practices are maintained.

The farm’s manager was told by a previous Island County critical area planner that ditch maintenance work could be done during the dry part of the summer and that no permit was required. Since that time, Island County has taken a different position on the issue but the manager claims he has not been able to determine

what exactly the change entails, according to court documents. Wechner said via email that Maxwelton Farm “filed a petition in response to our cease/desist order regarding some excavation within the Maxwelton Creek watershed. We have communicated with the property owner, and are working out a solution to resolve water quality degradation concerns without litigation.” However, siting the litigation he declined to comment further. The land use petition also claims that three representatives from the Island County planning office went on to the Maxwelton Farm property “without advance notice to or permission” after the Aug. 30 letter was sent, “apparently for purposes related to investigation and/ or defense” of the letter. According to the petition’s “statement of facts,” Maxwelton Farm’s facilities have long included a system of drainage ditches which feed into a main arterial ditch which then empties into Maxwelton Creek. This system has been separated from the creek with a tidal gate during the property’s entire span of farming. Maxwelton Farm is asking a judge to reverse Wechner’s land use decision and to refund the $1,802 administrative appeal fee paid by the farm.

Island County budget director stepping down By JANIS REID Staff reporter

Island County Budget Director Elaine Marlow has relinquished her role as clerk of the board after 12 years of service. She will continue to serve as the county’s budget director and general services director. The clerk role will go

to Deputy Clerk Debbie Thompson, who was groomed the past several years to succeed Marlow. “Debbie is ready,” Marlow said. The roles of budget director and clerk of the board for Island County have traditionally been a combined position, even before Marlow took the job in 2001.

Thompson, who has been with the county for nearly 25 years, worked in the Island County prosecutor’s office for 18 years before moving departments to work as deputy clerk of the board. Thompson said she believes her experience wearing multiple hats in the prosecutor’s office prepared her for the complex role of

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Burn camp for kids a very worthy cause PUBLISHER’s column

By KEVEN R. GRAVES

An article appearing on page one of Wednesday’s Whidbey News-Times hit close to home. “Burn camp helps healing,” told the story of Oak Harbor’s Suzi Bartlett and her 12-year-old son, Joey. When he was 8, Joey was burned over 27 percent of his body. He was on the back porch, trying to light a newspaper with a match and a couple of drops of gas from an empty gas can that sat nearby. The images in the story resonated with me, and I could relate at the deepest level to the accounts of Joey’s struggles after the accident. When I was 4, I was also burned. My older brother ignited a glass jar filled with gasoline and caterpillars in a burn barrel behind our house. I remember the bright orange flash, I remember screaming and I remember bits and pieces of the ensuing panic. The left side of my face was burned, as was my left hand, which I raised to cover my face. I was wearing a long-sleeved sweater that protected my arms. Our family doctor removed skin taken from my front left calf and the grafts were applied to my face and hand. Years later he told me it was his only such surgery. Fortunately, the mind allows you to forget the physical pain. It doesn’t prepare you to deal with the emotional aspects of living with scars. Reading about Camp Eyabsut, a camp in North Bend that builds self-estem for young burn victims, I was happy to learn there have been huge strides over the past 40-plus years in helping children to heal inside and out. Suzi Bartlett is grateful for what the camp has done to help her son and is doing what she can to give back. I agree, it’s a great cause. To read the story online, go to www.whidbeynewstimes.com/community/228044051.html To help Suzi Bartlett raise money for the camp, you can buy premade cookie mix and sugar scrubs; you can message her through www. facebook.com/suziesoddsandends

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Letters to the editor Initiative 522

GMO labeling would empower consumers Editor, Washington state voters will soon decide whether foods made with genetically modified ingredients, or GMOs, should be labeled. Products containing GMO can carry introduced genetic material from bacteria, viruses, plants or animals. Unfortunately, opponents of Initiative 522, the initiative mandating such labeling, are promoting false claims that they hope will confuse the issue and lead to its defeat. Manufacturers are currently required to label food with nutritional facts, serving sizes and country of origin to help us make decisions about what we want to eat. Adding a few words to that label should not be a burden because products are relabeled routinely to attract the shopper’s attention. Under I-522, manufacturers have up to 18 months to comply. I-522 will not conflict with the label-

ing requirements of other states. It will place Washington labels in compliance with international labeling standards. These new labels will help many Washington farmers and specialty food producers enter markets that demand GMO-free food. The labeling does not imply that GMO food is unsafe. It allows us to make choices for our families. Longterm studies are still needed before the issue of safety can be settled. Will labeling lead to increased food costs? Prices did not rise in Europe when labeling was mandated. If U.S. industries re-design their products to avoid the GMO label, their ingredient costs may increase. Will GMO labeling lead to expensive lawsuits? Current law requires that all labels be accurate and complete. I-522 provides for a civil fine, payable to the government, for non-compliance. It does not allow suing for damages. GMO labeling is not the burden that I-522 opponents would have us believe. On the contrary, I-522 would expand our farmers’ markets and

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empower us to make informed decisions about the foods that are best for us. Please vote yes on I-522. Carol E. Goldberg Oak Harbor

Utilities increase

Don’t put new sewer plant in city’s park Editor, I can only speak for myself, but the recent announcement regarding a pending increase for utilities expense to Oak Harbor city residents as a result of the bones fiasco infuriates me. Having retired from careers in both the military and law enforcement, accountability has always been a large factor in my life and I would like to think it would be for those in local government as well. The downtown project that resulted in the fiasco was embattled from the beginning and was viewed by many as too much for too little gain and could have been avoided with See MORE LETTERS, A7

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More letters to the editor only a small amount of due diligence on the part of those in charge. I am aware that this chapter is now closed and most of those involved in the administration at that time have moved on, leaving us, the citizens of Oak Harbor, holding the bag. Our current city administration is negotiating for an improved sewage treatment plant to go along with our beautifully restored and renovated downtown. However, rather than improving the one bright spot in our city, “beautiful Windjammer Park,” by removing the sewage treatment plant from the middle of our picnic area thereby making it a complement to our beautiful downtown and possibly attracting a few more tourist dollars, they plan to leave it where it is. I am not an engineer but it would seem to me that, at some point in the future, Oak Harbor will have increased its population and need to scale up it treatment facility again. That would be much easier to do if the facility were in a remote location and not in the middle of our beautiful waterfront park next to our beautifully restored downtown. After thinking about this I realized that, by the time any of this comes to pass, our current city administration will have moved on and will no longer be accountable for their decisions. We, the citizens, though, will again be insulted with an enormous increase in our utility bills to pay for the next fiasco. Robert E. Clark Oak Harbor

COER

Outlying Field safe, ‘state of the art ‘ Editor, In a paid advertisement appearing in the Oct. 2 Whidbey NewsTimes, Ken Pickard tries to get public support to kick the Navy out of Outlying Field Coupeville. He either spoke ignorantly when he said OLF Coupeville is “old” and “unsafe” as it is as materially safe, modern and as technologically up to date and state-of-the-art as any field anywhere, used for its purpose, or he knew this already but said it to confuse and confound readers into believing him. Unlike what he said, Ebey’s Reserve is not a “national park.” It is not understood why Victorianera homes were mentioned, but neither jets flying, or not flying, affects Victorian-era homes. The comment was made that “military flight operations over this sensitive area are destroying this national treasure,” but no support for this statement is made with any scientific studies — just COER’s blind thoughts and selfish feelings. Pickard’s statement said that “Navy operations are severely damaging the lives of thousands of people who live in and around Ebey’s Reserve,” yet, while only a few of these people complain, all of these people moved to that location decades after the Navy had begun operations at OLF Coupeville. Yes, the jets fly over Whidbey General Hospital ... so? So do the Medivac helicopters. Stop them too? Both do so without any prob-

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lems. A claim that “scientific testing” was done to show “human beings perceive the Growler as much louder than the Prowler,” but no empirical research was cited to show this. Aircraft using the OLF facilities only fly over Whidbey Island and water adjacent to it. It would be interesting to see Pickard name the four counties being damaged by flight operations at OLF? The advertisement claims OLF’s operation causes physical or mental health injuries. Any physical or mental health that is claimed to be compromised by way of operations at OLF has been caused by moving to a place where that alleged cause was preexistant. If living in the vicinity of flight operations causes physical or mental health, why would someone move to that area? Further, the claim is made of dropping property values. No property values in the area have dropped. To “drop” would mean they were higher earlier, then dropped because of Navy flight operations. Flights have existed since the 1940s and property values today in that area are 10,000 percent higher than they were then. This advertisement said: “This should not be a test of wills.” No. This must be a test as to whether an established arm of our national security should back down when a small group of self-centered people shout out their blind and selfish tantrums. Rick Widdison Coupeville

Mantra: Jets=noise Kathi’s Kitchen for ‘the rest of us’ Former restaurant Editor, owner remembered The signs are everywhere. Commissioners have it on their shirts. Yards sprout it. Mayors shout it. Council members approve it. Resolutions proclaim it. Jets = Jobs is the mantra. Nothing about freedom. Nothing about democracy. Nothing about hearing loss. Nothing about children’s health. Nothing about Navy safety. Nothing about health costs. Nothing about citizens’ rights. Nothing about the dumping of fuel. Nothing about tourists leaving due to noise. Nothing about residents moving due to noise. Nothing about lost property use and value. Nothing about being unable to talk. Nothing about being unable to sell your home. Nothing about being able to hear. Nothing about Navy folks preferring Anacortes. It is about money for Oak Harbor business owners. Jets = jobs = money. What’s wrong here? Money for who? Not me, I don’t own a business in Oak Harbor How about Jets = Money? Are you getting money? Or just noise? Jets = Money for a few rich Oak Harbor business owners. Noise for the rest of us. Michael Monson Coupeville

Editor, It is with a sad heart that I inform the many past customers of Kathi’s Kitchen of Kathi’s passing this past Aug. 18. Kathi was the lively and feisty owner of the beloved Kathi’s Kitchen, for many years a favorite eating spot in Oak Harbor. After their retirement and moving to Bullhead City, Ariz., Steve and Kathi enjoyed many adventures and good times with friends in the warmth of the sunny climate. Kathi took sick in late July and finally passed in August. I know that many residents join me in passing our sincere condolences to her husband, Steve, who remains in Arizona at this time. Should anyone wish to pass along personal well wishes, I will be happy to provide Steve’s address by email. We will miss Kathi’s smiling face and her wry wit, not to mention the best pies in town. Rick Bell, formerly “Rick in the Morning, KWDB” Montrose, Colo.

Election letters n To ensure fairness, the Whidbey News-Times will not publish letters relating to the general election in the two editions prior to the Nov. 5 election. Any political letters must be received by noon, Thursday, Oct. 24 to be considered for publication in the Oct. 26 edition prior to the election.

What was your favorite Halloween costume?

“I was a gladiator last

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“Any kind of superhero.

I won’t be wearing one this year.

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“I was Waldo a couple of years ago. I should find that costume. Pepper Ringenberg, Oak Harbor

“I don’t have a favorite one. I was Pocahontas last year. Melanie Callaway, Oak Harbor


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Obituaries William R. Shoalts

Wood

Carl U. Wood

Carl U. Wood, of Mountain Home, Idaho, formerly of Oak Harbor, passed away surrounded by family and friends at his home at the age of 71 on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013. A Rosary was held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. A memorial service with military honors was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Mountain Home. Carl was born on Aug. 5, 1941 in Wayne, Okla. to Joyce and James Wood. He grew up in Oklahoma and California and entered the U.S. Navy at age 17, where, while on duty, he met his dear wife Rufina in the Philippines. They were married June 9, 1963. They had a family of two children, Marquetta and Michael. Carl earned a degree from Embry-Riddle which he utilized through his career as an electronic technician in the Navy and a full career in Grumman Aerospace. The family lived in a variety of places where they embraced friends from all over the world. The couple retired in Mountain Home, where they have enjoyed residing since. Carl and Fina were active in the community of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish. They enjoyed camping, traveling, visiting family and a variety of activities in their active social life. Carl was a very kind, patient man who is remembered for his kindness towards others and willingness to help. He was always willing to share a friendly word with someone and had a lighthearted sense of humor. Carl is survived by his dearest wife Rufina, children, Marquetta and Michael, father James, two siblings, four grandchildren and a great-grandson. He passed away surrounded by the love of family and friends.

William R. Shoalts passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 3, 2013 at the age of 95. Bill was born in Allenwood, Pa. on Oct. 10, 1917 to Edna (Welsh) Shoalts and William Shoalts. He spent his early years in Allenwood and graduated from Watsontown High School in 1934. In 1935, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and, as an aviation machinist he served aboard the USS Saratoga and USS Lexington. In 1943, he was selected for flight school. He earned his gold Naval aviation wings and spent the next 16 years as an enlisted Naval Aviation Pilot (NAP). During the early 1950s he served in Germany. Bill retired from active duty in 1958 with the rank of Chief Petty Officer. His military awards include: Good Conduct Medal (6 awards), American Defense Service Medal with “Fleet Clasp,” American Theater Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Following military retirement, Bill was employed by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Traffic Control Specialist. During this period he had assignments in California, Idaho and Washington. He retired from the FAA in 1973. Bill traveled between homes in Yuma, Ariz. and Washington. He later made Oak Harbor. his permanent residence. Bill enjoyed hunting fishing and watching football. He was an avid golfer and achieved every golfer’s dream: a hole-in-one. Bill had a keen mind and kept current on politics and world affairs. He never lost his love of flying and aircraft and had subscriptions to Air and Space Magazine until his death. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Robert and Allen, and sister, Marion (Shoalts) Brose. He is survived by his nephews, Ralph Brose of Selinsgrove, Pa., Robert Brose, of Hummel’s Wharf, Pa., and Michael Brose, of Sunbury, Pa.; and nieces Patsy Growth, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Donna Aiello, of Middleburg, Pa. Services for Bill Shoalts will be held, with full military honors, in Allenwood, Pa. He will be interred in the family plot next to his beloved mother. His caregiv-

ers Marcia, Judy, Leanne and Linda want to thank Hospice of the Northwest and Dr. David Lemma for their care and support during Bill’s final days. Funeral Services were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, LLC, Oak Harbor, Wash.

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Theresa Mae Brouillard

Theresa Mae Brouillard passed away peacefully on Sept. 26, 2013 at the age of 76. She was able to remain at her home in Mesa, Ariz., per her wishes, up until the last four days of her life. She is now free of the pain and cancer that has plagued her life these past six years. Theresa was born to Orville and Violet Cullen in Toledo, Ohio on July 2, 1936. Theresa is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Don Brouillard, and brother, Orville “Bud” Cullen and his wife, Rosie. She is survived by her son, Douglas Jay Brouillard and his wife, Jill; grandchildren, Trey, Kate and Max, from Vancouver, Wash.; daughter, Jennie Marie Fuller and her husband, Dave; grandchildren Zach and Sydney from Gilbert, Ariz. Theresa built strong memories of the places she and Don were stationed during his service in the Navy. They lived in Sicily, Pensacola, Guam, Long Beach and finally Oak Harbor, Wash. where they dreamed of retiring. She loved her role as a Navy wife, organizing social events and making life long friends. During her time in Oak Harbor, Theresa was actively involved in the community. She truly enjoyed making others happy, helping out with whatever was needed. She was a den mother for Cub Scouts and organized and chaperoned weekly ski bus trips to Stevens Pass. She

worked as activities director for Harbor Tower Village for nearly 20 years. One of her biggest passions was camping, and the family spent many weeks each summer doing just that. She developed a love for Deception Pass State Park and would volunteer on weekends explaining the history of the bridge and park with a slide show presentation she created. In 2008, she went to live with her son and family after major surgical complications. While recovering from surgery, she was able to spend precious time with her granddaughter, Kate. In 2011, Theresa moved to Mesa, Ariz. to be closer to her daughter and family. Her appreciation for Arizona’s beauty was beyond words. Theresa always said, “Have I told you how happy I am?” A celebration of Theresa’s life will be held July 2014 at Deception Pass State Park. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to Deception Pass Park Foundation at www.deceptionpassfoundation. org. Arrangements entrusted to Queen of Heaven Catholic Mortuary, Mesa, Ariz.

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Larry was drafted into the U.S. Army, serving in Army Intelligence. Larry left the military and returned to Oregon, where he completed his master’s degree at Portland State University. In the early 1970s, he began work at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station assigned to civilian personnel (human resources). He made Coupeville his permanent home. Larry was an avid reader and collector. Following his retirement from civil service, he traveled to Japan to visit a college friend. He spent a year in Japan, tutoring Japanese students in English and developed a passion for the Japanese culture and began collecting Japanese art work. Larry is survived by one sister, Doris Dyer, of Independence, Ore., and two nieces, Amy Priest and Donna Dyer, both of Salem, Ore. Larry requested no formal funeral services be conducted. Cremation was held with private family burial. Friends and family are encouraged to share condolences and memories utilizing the Book of Memories at www.wallinfuneralhome.com Arrangements are entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, LLC, Oak Harbor, Wash.

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Lawrence W. ‘Larry’ Henderson

Lawrence W. “Larry” Henderson died at his home in Coupeville on Oct. 8, 2013 at the age of 76. He was born Feb. 20, 1937 in Plentywood, Mont. to Leonard and Helen Henderson. As a young child, Larry moved with his family to Ellensburg, Wash., and then to Vancouver, Wash., where his father found work in the ship yards during the war. After the war, the family settled in Myrtle Creek, Ore. While in high school, Larry was active in band and student government. Following graduation from Myrtle Creek High School, he attended the University of Oregon, receiving his bachelor’s degree. After graduating college,

ing. She especially loved taking her family with her to her beloved England. She is survived by her children Anne Aho and Irene Smith; grandchildren Ron Gilbert, Bret Smith and Fawn McKay; and great-grandchildren Jessica Cornell, Madison McKay, Nicholas McKay and Ben Smith; one sister Edna Jackman in England. She was preceded in death by her husband Reino Aho; brothers Bert and Sam Light and a sister Dorothy. Phyllis will be laid to rest along with her husband Reino at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash. Those wishing to share memories with the family may do so at the memorial site for Phyllis at www.burleyfuneralchapel. com

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Phyllis Aho

Phyllis Aho, 92, of Oak Harbor, passed away Sept. 23, 2013. She was born in Brixham, England on May 18, 1921 to Elizabeth and Albert Light. She served honorably in the British Army during World War II. She has lived in Oak Harbor for the past 48 years after having lived in Astoria, Ore. for 16 years. Phyllis loved children, animals, music and garden-

Mario R. Hinojosa

Mario R. Hinojosa was born Oct. 18, 1958 in San Bernardino, Calif. and passed away Oct. 5, 2013 in Oak Harbor, Wash. He is survived by five siblings and his parents, Manuel and Esther Hinojosa, of Oak Harbor, Wash. His funeral and burial services were held in Barstow, Calif. on Oct. 11, 2013. A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 in Oak Harbor at Island Vineyard Community Church, 555 S.E. Regatta Dr. in Miller Hall. Come join us for a celebration of his life.


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Wildcats win finale, North tourney next

SW, Sultan blank CHS in soccer

By JIM WALLER Sports editor

Finishing out the regular season with a 6-1 win over visiting Marysville-Pilchuck Wednesday, Oct. 16, the Oak Harbor High School tennis team now takes aim at the Wesco 3A North divisional tournament. The divisional championship is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 22 and 23, at Stanwood. The top four finishers in singles and doubles at the divisional meet move on to the district tournament Oct. 29 and 30, also at Stanwood High School. Oak Harbor coach Horace Mells said he isn’t sure of his district lineup. Harrison Miller and Carter Saar will most likely represent the Wildcats in singles and the duos of Casiano Atienza/Jackson Wezeman and Jozef Mendoza/Jose Dimaculangan in doubles. Injuries to Miller and Saar could change the setup, Mells said. Miller missed the Marysville-Pilchuck match with a shoulder injury, and Saar, nursing a sore hip, played doubles instead of singles against the Tomahawks to limit the amount of court he had to cover. With Miller and Saar not playing singles against MarysvillePilchuck, the No. 3 and No. 4 singles players, Atienza and Wezeman, moved up to the top two spots and won – Atienza 6-4, 6-1 and Wezeman 6-2, 6-1. The usual second doubles team of Tom Dale and Jacob Nelson split up to play third and fourth singles. Dale prevailed 6-1, 6-1 and Nelson won 6-0, 6-1. Saar and Isaac Deleon took second doubles 6-0, 6-1; and Kyle Martin and Jared Alano-Gray won third doubles 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Dimaculangan and Mendoza lost 6-2, 6-1 in first doubles to Owin Ell and Trent Tingelstad, who usually play first and second singles for the Tomahawks (0-13, 0-16). Oak Harbor (5-8, 6-10) finished third in the final Wesco 3A North standings.

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Casiano Atienza returns a shot in his win in Wednesday’s match with Marysville-Pilchuck.

Curtin, Etzell take title in district doubles Coupeville’s Aaron Curtin and Ben Etzell combined to win the 1A Northwest District 1 doubles tennis championship at South Whidbey High School Tuesday, Oct. 15. Coupeville also closed out its regular season this week, losing 3-2 to visiting Archbishop Murphy Wednesday, Oct. 16, to finish the season 0-7. Sebastian Davis placed second in the district singles competition and qualified along with Curtin and Etzell for the quad-district tournament Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Amy Yee Tennis Center in Seattle. Curtin and Etzell won the district semifinals match over South Whidbey’s Campbell Albertson and Nathan Riley 6-0, 6-7(3-7), 6-1. The pair defeated South Whidbey’s Jack Hood and Jonathan Peterson 6-1, 6-3 in the championship match. Davis dumped South

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Coupeville’s Ben Etzell slams home a winner in a match earlier this fall. He teamed with Aaron Curtin, back, to win the distirct 1A doubles championship Tuesday.

Whidbey’s Andy Zisette in the semifinals 6-2, 6-4. He then fell in the finals to South Whidbey’s Charley Stelling 6-0, 6-1. In other district action, Dalton Martin defeated Friday Harbor’s Bruce Yao 6-0, 6-0 in the first round, avenging a loss to Yao earlier this season. Dalton then lost to Stelling 6-0, 6-1 in the semifinals. In the match for fourth and fifth, Dalton fell to Meridian’s Chris Pyles 2-6, 6-4, 6-0. Brian Norris and Kyle Bodamer lost in the doubles semifinals to Hood and Peterson 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. Norris and Bodamer lost 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to Friday Harbor in the match for fourth and fifth. In the regular season finale against Archbishop Murphy, Etzell and Norris teamed to win second doubles and Davis took first singles.

Visiting South Whidbey, behind three second-half goals by Maia Sparkman, defeated the Coupeville soccer team 3-0 Tuesday, and Sultan blanked the visiting Wolves 2-0 Thursday. In regard to South Whidbey, Coupeville coach Troy Cowan said, “This match really came down to my entire defense against Maia.” Cowan said Sparkman “dribbled around” his best defenders in “glorious fashion.” Sultan “out hustled and out played” the Wolves, Cowan said. He added, “The girls played okay, we just need to find some offensive flow.” Coupeville received strong play from Joye Jackson and McKayla Bailey, who were the “unsung heroes,” according to Cowan. Coupeville (1-9, 2-10) entertains undefeated Archbishop Murphy (11-0, 13-0) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Wildcat VB team loses 2 more tight matches Same song, different verse for the Oak Harbor High School volleyball team as it lost two more close matches. The Wildcats fell 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-18) at seventhranked Meadowdale Tuesday, then lost 3-1 (25-16, 21-25, 25-23, 25-22) at Stanwood Thursday. Wildcat coach Kerri Molitor said her team could have made it tougher on Meadowdale (5-1, 8-3): “The scores reflected a close match. We did not perform with enthusiasm or passion. It could have made a difference. I believe, again, that if we make it to district play, we haven’t seen a team that we can’t beat.” Oak Harbor’s Kayleigh Harper collected 10 kills, six blocks and three aces. Makenna Martyn added six kills and four blocks, and Hailey Beecher finished with 25 assists. Against Stanwood (4-2, 8-3), Oak Harbor “played with a lot of heart, which is what we’ve been trying to improve on,” Molitor said. Harper had a match-high 19 kills, seven blocks and two aces. Martyn posted nine kills and Claire Anderson had eight. Amelia Berner finished with six kills and three aces, AnnaBelle Whitefoot had five kills and Aubrey Lock earned 21 digs. Natalie McVey added 36 assists and 11 digs. The Wildcats (2-4, 2-9) return home 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, to meet Everett (3-2, 8-3).


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Oak Harbor holds on for 1-0 win over Glacier Peak By JIM WALLER Sports editor

Oak Harbor High School soccer coach Mike Lonborg may not have any finger nails left after the Wildcats’ 1-0 tense win over visiting Glacier Peak Thursday, Oct. 17. Oak Harbor scored midway through the first half and then withstood a constant Grizzly assault to escape with the much-needed win. The Wildcats lost 6-0 to Mountlake Terrace at Lynnwood High School Tuesday, Oct. 15. The loss was Oak Harbor’s fourth straight against a string of top-20 teams. In the win over Glacier Peak, freshman Jen Turnek received a nice through ball from Lydia Peplinski, tapped the ball away from the on-rushing GP goalie (causing the Grizzly keeper to fall) and then rolled in the game’s only goal from a steep angle. Lonborg was pleased with the play of Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor’s Faith Franssen clears a Glacier Peak corner kick with a header Thursday. Franssen, Wildcat keeper Makenzie Perry, second from right, and the Oak Harbor defense shut out the Grizzlies for the win.

Peplinski and other non-regulars who contributed minutes to help ease the sting of three players, including two full-time starters, out with injuries. The first half was 50/50 in possession time, Lonborg said, but the second period was all Glacier Peak (2-7, 3-8-1). Oak Harbor rarely pushed the ball past midfield but its defense held tough against the aggressive Grizzlies. Wildcat keep Makenzie Perry recorded several saves and Oak Harbor rejected a half-dozen Glacier Peak corner kicks in the second half. “Pretty much a team effort,” Lonborg said. “We kept our focus and intensity throughout; we didn’t back off.” In regard to Mountlake Terrace (6-2-1, 9-21), Lonborg said the Hawks had “some pretty major speed that we could not compete with.” The Wildcats did create some scoring chances, Lonborg said, but couldn’t “cash in.” “We need to play mistake-free soccer right now to compete, and if we don’t then that’s when we have issues.” Oak Harbor (2-7, 4-7-1) goes to MarysvillePilchuck (7-2, 7-5) to face the North division leaders at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.

Coupeville earns first conference win The Coupeville volleyball team rallied for its first Cascade Conference victory, winning 3-1 at Sultan Thursday, Oct. 17. It was a nice rebound win after losing 3-0 at home to South Whidbey Tuesday. Sultan (2-9, 3-9) took the first set 25-19, but Coupeville collected the next three (2520, 25-23, 25-15) for the win. Coach Kirsty Croghan

said, “Great competitive match tonight. This win meant a lot to the team and was truly a team effort.” The offense took off behind Sydney Autio’s 22 assists; Autio hit on 118 of 121 sets. Allie Hanigan struck for nine kills, Madeline Strasburg and Hailey Hammer had six each and Haley Sherman added five. The offense was aided by

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strong serving. Breeanna Messner drilled seven aces on 28-for-29 serving. She began the fourth set by hitting all 12 serves, including five aces, to help Coupeville jump to a 10-0 lead. Kacie Kiel (9-for-11 serving), Autio (10-for-12) and Hammer (13-for-13) each had two aces. Defensively, Kiel had three blocks and Hanigan two. Amanda Fabrizi was 25-for-25 in serve receive and 32-for-40 on defensive chances. Megan Oakes went 14-for15 in serve receive and 15-for17 on defensive chances. South Whidbey cruised by

Coupeville 25-13, 25-12, 25-15. Croghan wasn’t sure why her team’s performance was so uneven. She said being a rivalry game, homecoming week and the pressure to get a league win probably played a role. Hammer paced Coupeville with three kills and one ace. Autio earned six assists and an ace, and Kiel had two kills and a block. Hanigan recorded four blocks. Fabrizi was 16-for-17 and Messner was 14-for-16 in serve receive. Coupeville (1-10, 2-10) hosts Archbishop Murphy (8-3, 9-3) at 7 p.m. Tuesday,

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Homecoming takes on added drama Counting votes becomes royal pain after ballot stuffing leads to revote and revised homecoming court By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

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t’s emotional enough being crowned homecoming royalty once. To relive the suspense for a second time? “There was so much drama,” said Bianca Blake. Blake was voted senior class princess at Oak Harbor High School. Twice. Suspicion, then confirmation, of ballot-stuffing last week led to a revote this week under closer supervision. “I won again,” Blake said with a smile. As it turned out, most of the original royalty kept their crowns and were immersed in a busy week of homecoming festivities, including a ride in the backseats of vintage cars during a parade through downtown Wednesday. But the issue has placed more scrutiny on the high school’s balloting system. Students originally were allowed to vote by placing their paper ballots in a box

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Bianca Blake gets a hug after the homecoming parade. Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

in the lunchroom. Each was able to vote once for his or her own class’ prince and princess, plus the overall king and queen. But when the original homecoming court was announced, one of the candi-

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Yzabella Sampson and Troy Sturdevant, Oak Harbor’s homecoming queen and king, take a ride in a vintage car.

Students and staff from North Whidbey Middle School participate in the Oak Harbor homecoming parade Wednesday. dates cried foul, and a closer examination confirmed the suspicion of tampering. “We didn’t have a strong enough adult hand watching votes,” Oak Harbor High School Principal Dwight Lundstrom said. Ordinarily, students’ names are checked off a master list, but he said that process didn’t take place this time, allowing for voting redundancies. Lundstrom admitted that the discovery was unfortunate for those who didn’t get voted in the second time, but said a revote ended up involving much broader participation and thus better represented the student body. The revote was held early in the week in the

students’ advisory periods. Participation was voluntary but increased the second time around under adult supervision, Lundstrom said. The revised royalty court was unveiled Wednesday with seniors Troy Sturdevant and Yzabella Sampson being crowned king and queen and taking center stage at the parade that traveled down Pioneer Way. They rode in the back of a teal Ford Thunderbird provided by the Whidbey Cruzers vintage car club. “It was really, really fun, Sampson said. “My cheeks hurt from smiling so much.” “Same here,” Sturdevant said. The rest of the 10 roy-

alty members included princes and princesses Ben Danielson and Blake (Class of 2014), Mark Raryray and Dejsha Lollar (2015), Chase Powell and Mara Powers (2016) and JJ Mitchell and Sharnel Leask (2017). The queen and princesses came decked out at the parade in tiaras provided by Gerald’s Jewelry and the princes came in tuxedos donated by the Men’s Wearhouse in Burlington. Sturdevant wore his purple football jersey. The parade involved students and staff that represented clubs, programs and teams from the high school, middle schools and elementary schools. The high school’s decorated NJROTC led the

parade as family members, friends and other onlookers waved from sidewalks. Among the more colorful entries was the flag team made up of Broad View Elementary fourth and fifth graders. High school football team members, dressed in purple jerseys, made a large presence on Pioneer’s narrow street. The royalty was at the back of the line. “It was nice. I smiled the whole time,” Blake said. “It was cool.” “Ever since I was a freshman, I wanted to be named princess.”

For caregivers, giving love to others is their way of loving God During the last few weeks we’ve been taking a look at various ways people connect with God. In his book, “Sacred Pathways: Discover Your Soul’s Path to God,” writer Gary Thomas identifies caregivers as those who love God and feel closest to Him when they are actively serving others. It is this person we take a closer look at this week. If you are a natural caregiver you will

FAITHFUL LIVING By JOAN BAY KLOPE feel God’s presence and believe you are serving Him best when you are sitting at the bedside of your elderly neighbor, or preparing a meal for a couple overwhelmed by the needs of a new baby. “Service” and “compassion” are words

you find appealing, you would rather help someone directly than teach a class, attend a retreat, spend time in daily prayer, or take a solitary walk along a Whidbey beach. Caregivers experience a deep and growing love for God while loving others. They thrill with the idea that myriad ways to serve others is not a chore, but a form of creative worship. They readily embrace the idea that

faith represents itself best in social mercy. They believe that you can’t possibly be a person of faith and walk away from people’s needs. If you can’t imagine sitting beside an elderly friend in a memory care facility and finding any hope or growing love for God, never fear! We don’t need to narrowly define caregiving as serving those See Klope, A13


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doghouse CONTINUED FROM A1 “Since day one, he immediately had my heart,” Horn said. “He was my baby.” Horn’s emotions are raw this week after Kota was shot in the face with a gun Monday morning. The coyote is no longer in Horn’s care, and never will be again. Tears in her eyes reveal she’s trying to come to grips with that realization. WHEN HORN rushed her pet to Best Friend’s Veterinary Center in Oak Harbor Monday afternoon, she signed a release relinquishing any future claim to the wild animal. She then spent two days wondering if Kota would be euthanized. She was elated to learn he not only would receive care and undergo surgery, but will eventually be transferred to the Olympic

Game Farm in Sequim for permanent residency. “I know it’s best for him,” Horn said. “This is his destiny. I know he’ll be safe. I won’t have to worry about somebody shooting him.” “My heart’s so happy right now.” HORN SAID she doesn’t know her own fate, understanding that possession of a wild animal without a proper permit is not only ill-advised but illegal. She doesn’t argue that under normal conditions wild animals should be left to be wild. She only contends that her case wasn’t ordinary. When friends brought her a baby coyote found alone outside a den during a hunting trip near Mount Vernon nine months ago, her motherly instincts took over. She nursed the pup back

to health, feeding him goat’s milk, watching him play with the family cat, Boots, and dragging her children’s toys into the woods. Eventually, Kota was released on the family’s 10 acres and set off on his own. He never seemed to roam far, however, and came home when his name was called. “We wanted to let him be as free and as wild as possible,” Horn said. “He comes back because he knows that it’s his family.” FAMILY INCLUDES her husband Jake Horn and their two young children, Gavin, 7, and Grace, 4. Gavin said Kota “was pretty fun” but one thing he won’t miss about him was his habit of taking away his things and burying them. Horn said she talked to her husband about the potential danger of a wild animal being around their children. They made an agreement. “I told him, ‘If he shows

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one ounce of aggression toward the kids, he’s gone,’” Horn said. “He never did.” “Not once.” RALPH DOWNES, a state Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement officer assigned to Whidbey Island, is well acquainted with cases of wild animals turning domestic. It’s a problem that often leads to the animal’s demise, he warns. He pointed to a case on Fidalgo Island in recent years in which a 3-year-old “neighborhood” buck hand fed since it was a fawn turned aggressive during rut and chased people and damaged property. The buck had to be euthanized. Downes said the same thought applies to coyotes. “A COYOTE pup is cute and looks like any puppy,” Downes said. “But when you end up with the end product, you end up with an animal that is half cute and cuddly wanting food and affection but still has the natural wild instincts of fight or flight. The wildness hasn’t been bred out of it.”

“One of the things we want is when I decide to holler or shoo wild animals, I want them to be afraid of me. They become potentially dangerous when they’re not afraid of me.” IN MOST cases, wild animals that are injured to the point where they can’t take care of themselves are euthanized, Downes said. Kota’s fate rested in the hands of veterinarian Eric Anderson. Under an agreement with the state, it was up to Anderson to determine if Kota’s injuries could be repaired and whether he could be released back into the wild. As a state licensed rehabilitator, Best Friend’s Veterinary Center has worked with thousands of wild animals over three decades, Anderson said. Anderson said that Kota’s case wasn’t simple. He said it appeared that the coyote was shot by a shotgun as he had three wounds, the worst being a missing section of his front jaw. DOWNES AND Anderson discussed how to pro-

ceed. The Olympic Game Farm agreed to take in the coyote if the surgery was successful and the animal lived. “In this case, I thought it was repairable,” Anderson said of the jaw after looking at X-rays. “We did repair it. I think the outcome will probably be fair to good at this point in time.” Anderson said he was surprised, yet mostly disappointed, by how domesticated Kota was. He said the coyote is able to eat now. “I think we’ve had a good end to what otherwise could have been a sad story for the coyote,” said BEST FRIENDS covered the cost of the surgery, said Anderson. “I caution the public not to try to raise these animals.,” he said. It’s going to ultimately lead to their demise.” Downes said he understands the most people are well-intentioned when they try to care for a wild animal. Still, he said, possession of a wild animal without the appropriate permits is a violation of state law and considered a gross misdemeanor, which could levy a fine up to $5,000 and imprisonment of up to two years. HORN SAID she was just following her motherly instincts in taking care of Kota and became attached. She said the coyote lived outdoors and would be gone for up to two weeks but always returned, especially when she called for him. Horn said she plans to visit him in Sequim. She misses him terribly, catching herself staring out her window, expecting to see him. “It’s going to be hard for me not to be there every week,” she said. “I’ll try to go about once a month.” “The guy at Sequim says I can be in contact with him. “It’s pretty hard to deal with. But as a comfort, I try to focus on what’s best for him. And the Olympic Game Farm will be best for him.”

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in assisted living facilities. If you have a caregiver’s temperament, you are also visionary. You will discover many avenues of loving God by serving others. Consider this list of possibilities: • Helping someone who is facing a personal crisis. • Driving someone to their cancer treatments. • Helping with canned food drives to benefit Help House. • Helping to build a Habitat for Humanity home. • Joining a local service club like Soroptimists International or Lions or VFW. • Helping an illiterate person learn to read. • Building food gift bags for Thanksgiving. • Purchasing Christmas gifts for children whose parents are financially struggling. • Mowing a neighbor’s lawn. • Stacking firewood for a friend. • Becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister. • Driving a friend to worship services at the church of their choice. • Changing someone’s oil in their car. Caregivers must be cautioned: serving others does not give one license to judge others who serve in different ways. Likewise, they must avoid serving for attention or creating co-dependent relationships. Caregiving at its very best gives people opportunities to witness to God’s existence. It also allows caregivers the chance to demonstrate their spiritual experiences in very practical ways. With the holiday seasons drawing near, opportunities abound for you caregivers. Team with others. Ask questions. Look around. Trust that whenever you share your time and resources you will be teaching others that they have valuable gifts to share. You’ll be amazed to meet others who are driven to service just as you are. Whidbey is, after all, filled with an amazing confederation of gifted and caring residents. You will only meet them when you step out in faith. n We’re looking for a community columnist, someone who has a love of and talent for writing, and keeps their finger on the pulse of what’s happening on North Whidbey and in Oak Harbor. Send three column samples to: Keven Graves, executive editor and publisher, P.O. Box 1200, Coupeville, WA 98239.

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Saturday Oct. 19

MUSICAL SALUTE TO VETERANS: A “Musical Salute to Veterans,” will take place 11 a.m.-noon, Nov. 11, at the Oak Harbor High School Performing Arts Center. Veteran’s Day program guest speaker is Capt. Mike Nortier, Commanding Officer at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Program features: The An-O-Chords barbershop chorus; “Daybreak” Trio; Oak Harbor High School Harbor Singers & Treble Choir; NJROTC Color Guard; All-Island Community Band. Public is welcome to the free event. All Veterans active duty, retired, reservists, and their families invited. For more information, call 360-929-3928. www.whidbeynewstimes.comSaturday, October 19, 2013 • Whidbey News Times

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John Petrich and Howard Burns, both radio amateurs who reside in Sammamish, will present a talk and slide show on how to use an inexpensive television dongle as a shortwave receiver. The presenters have extensive experience in software defined radios. Volunteer radio license examiners will be on site to provide information and to schedule federal radio operator exams for interested persons. For more information, see www.w7avm. org or contact k7na@w7avm.org

Birds and their habitats walk, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 19, carpool from Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot, 18341 Highway 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 with potential for full-day if there’s interest. A Discover Pass is needed for each vehicle. 360-678-2264, or sremse@comcast.net, or www. whidbeyaudubon.org/upcoming PBY presentation, 10 a.m., Oct. 19, Nordic Hall, 63 Jacobs Road, Coupeville. Wil Shellenberger, president of the PBY Memorial Foundation, accompanied by Will Stein, director of operations, will provide a special look into the history of the PBY at this meeting of Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge members. A short business meeting will precede the program. Non-members are welcome to attend. Fall Festival, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 19, Whidbey Evangelical Free Church, 874 Plantation Drive, Greenbank. Kid’s carnival, games and prizes. Also apple bobbing, cake walk, bouncy house and hot dogs. Free. Whidbey Island Kite Fliers Fun Fly, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 19, Fort Casey, Coupeville. The last fun fly for the season. New fliers encouraged. Call Lisa Root at 360678-7052. Vendor Blender, noon-5 p.m., Lotus Tea Bar & Studio, 710 S.E. Fidalgo Ave., No. 102, Oak Harbor. Gathering of local vendors, homemade and miscellaneous items, new and used. 360-2408888. Meet the author: Brittany Geragotelis, 2 p.m., Oct. 19, Oak Harbor Library. Brittany Geragotelis from Oak Harbor is the author of “Life’s a Witch,” which led to a deal for a series with a major

The public gets a chance to meet Oak Harbor native Brittany Geragotelis, author of the “Life’s a Witch” series, at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, the Oak Harbor Library.

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One onlooker gets pulled in different directions while watching the Oak Harbor homecoming parade Wednesday in downtown. The parade traveled along Pioneer Way under sunny skies. “Window on Whidbey” is a regular photo feature of the Whidbey News-Times. Readers can submit pictures by email to editor@ whibeynewstimes.com book publisher in New York. Her latest book, released in July, followed the first book in the series, “What the Spell?” Wind and Tide Bookshop in Oak Harbor has several copies of her latest book in stock. 360-675-5115, or www. sno-isle.org Haunted House, American Legion Riders Post 141 and South Whidbey High School senior class, 5-10 p.m., Oct. 19, American Legion, 14096 Highway 525, Langley. Haunted house running Oct. 19, 25, 26, 31. Show for small kids 5-6 p.m. $6, or $1 off with a can food donation. 360-321-5696 Island County Historical Society Autumn Auction, 6 p.m., Oct. 19, Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Dinner, auction and tribute to Vern Olsen of the Shifty Sailors. Tickets are $60. Proceeds go to Island County Museum’s annual operations and programs. 360678-3310. Frightville 13, 6 p.m., Oct. 19, Roller Barn, Oak Harbor. Haunted house is in its 13th year on the ground floor of the 100-year-old Neil barn. Remaining show dates are Oct. 19, 25, 26 and 31. Pumpkin Hour runs from 6-7 p.m. It is for people who want to tour the haunted house but with a more toned down scare with no monsters and ghouls startling guests. Regular tours start at 7 p.m. There is a Witching Tour in the final hour with all lights off. $10 for Pumpkin Hour and regular tour; $15 for Witching Hour; $3 for a lights-on kids matinee from 2-4 p.m. on Oct. 19 and 26. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Oak Harbor. 360-240-9273, 360675-6534, or bgcoh@comcast.net, or www.frightvillehaunt.com

Sunday Oct. 20

Ann Rule book signing, 1-5 p.m., Oct. 20, China City, 1804 Scott Road, Freeland. New York Times best-selling author Ann Rule will do a first signing for the book “Practice to Deceive.” Rule spent three years researching and writing her 34th book. She reveals facets of the 2003 homicide of Russel Douglas in Freeland. Readers may bring up to six titles of Rule’s earlier books to be signed. Men of Worth concert, 6 p.m., Oct. 20, Camp Casey auditorium A, 1276 Engle Road, Coupeville. Advance tickets are $18 and available from Linds Pharmacy, Coupeville Chamber of Commerce, Bayleaf, Local Grown and Coupeville Auto Repair or at www. brownpapertickets.com. $20 at the door.

Monday Oct. 21

MSN’s Fiesta 2013, benefit for Medical Safety Net of North Whidbey, 6 p.m., Oct. 21, Frasers Gourmet Hideway restaurant, Oak Harbor. Dinner show. Musical guest, classical and Spanish guitarist Marty Malloy. Tickets $80. To order, contact Cynthia Mason at 360-544-2343. Island County Astronomical Society monthly meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 21, Oak Hall Room 306, Skagit Valley College, 1000 S.E. Regata Drive, Oak Harbor. Anyone interested in astronomy is invited to attend. There

will be short presentations on current topics in astronomy and a good time is guaranteed for all. For more information about ICAS or club events, contact Dan Pullen at 360-679-7664 or icaspub@juno. com, or go to www.icas-wa.webs. com

Tuesday Oct. 22

PBYMF monthly no-host luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Oct. 22, CPO Club ballroom, Ault Field Road, Oak Harbor. Scheduled speaker is John Hamers with tales of World War II. There will be no November meeting. The next meeting will be Dec. 10 to commemorate Pearl Harbor. 360-6751102.

Thursday Oct. 24

Crockett Lake Preserve stewardship work party, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 24, Crockett Lake Preserve, Coupeville. Help control the blackberries in the uplands of this Crockett Lake wetlands property. Bring a favorite cutting tool, if you have one, and some sturdy gloves. 360-222-3310, ida@wclt.org, or www.wclt.org

Saturday Oct. 26

Island County Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m., Oct. 26, County Commissioners hearing room, 1 N.E. Sixth Street, Coupeville.

Boating seminar, 10 a.m., Oct. 26, Oak Harbor Yacht Club, 1301 S.E. Catalina Dr., Oak Harbor. The Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron’s free boating seminar on “Safe Boating for Seniors.” As boaters age, they may develop traits and conditions associated with aging that may diminish their boat operating skills and proficiency. This seminar presents a proactive plan to recognize and deal with the traits and conditions of aging, adjust our boating habits, and implement common sense changes to extend the years of safe, enjoyable boating. 360-6826104, or jefcampbel@comcast.net Kid’s Halloween party, Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve Unit 97, 2-4 p.m., Oct. 26, Fleet Reserve Association, 311 S.E. Eighth Avenue, Oak Harbor (big red barn). Open to the public. For children 12 and under. Costume contest, refreshments and games. 360-675-3414. Halloween Torchlight Parade, 5 p.m., Oct. 26, Cook’s Corner Park, downtown Coupeville. Wear your scariest or funniest costume, and bring trick or treat bags for surprises from local merchants. Prizes for cool costumers; judging at 4:45 p.m. Local firefighters will pass out free flashlights (torches) to the first 300 costumed kids. Arrive at 4:30 p.m. The parade meets at Cook’s Corner Park and proceeds along Front Street. 360-678-3310, or www.islandhistory.org

Monday Oct. 28

Free legal workshop, “Estate Planning and Wills,” 5:30 p.m., Oct. 28, Coupeville Library. Attorney Paul Neumiller will lead a workshop about wills, probate, will alternatives, financial and medical powers of attorney, and medical directives. Pre-register online or call the library. Limit of 25. Free. 360-678-4911, or LFranzen@ sno-isle.org Langley Community Club Oktoberfest potluck, 6-8 p.m., Oct. 28, Brookhaven Community Center, Langley. Join the LCC members in celebrating another year of completed projects. Dinner entrée provided. Meet and greet, enjoy traditional Oktoberfest food fare, and, if you’d like, bring a side dish or dessert to share. Learn more about club activities for 2014 and bring projects ideas for potential funding. You don’t have to live in Langley to join. Annual dues are $5. tucker@ whidbey.com, or 360-221-4188.


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Position 4 CONTINUED FROM A1 falling in love with the community and becoming one of the most wellknown characters in town. Severns has given his time in a broad array of community organizations over the years, including leadership positions on the chamber, the Rotary and Habitat for Humanity. “My education and experience gives me a special set of skills that I believe no other council member has,” he said. “I’m always ready to serve when called upon.” It’s mainly just the luck of the draw that led Yonkman to square off against Severns. Yonkman said he was inadvertently thrust into the spotlight early this year after he attended a council meeting because he was curious about a Second Amendment issue. He ended up speaking in favor of gun rights and was questioned by Councilman Rick Almberg, who asked him if he was armed.

Yonkman admitted he was and Almberg walked out when fellow council members didn’t support his motion to disarm Yonkman. The video of the exchange went viral. A crowd of armed men attended the next meeting and Yonkman was one of those who spoke against the council’s earlier decision not to amend city code to allow guns in city parks. Yonkman said many people in the community seemed impressed with his calm, intelligent statements and urged him to run. He said his decision to run against Severns came down to the process of elimination. Severns pointed out that he and Yonkman share very similar views on gun rights; he’s a gun-owning hunter. Severns said the council initially passed on revising the code to allow guns in the park because it came to them on the heels of the Sandy Hook shooting and there was “an

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issue of delicacy.” Severns said he proposed the emergency motion to approve the code change a month later. “Obviously we had to get in line with state law,” he said. Severns and Yonkman approach many other issues from different perspectives, including the biggest project in the city’s history. Severns has been involved in the sewage treatment plant process from the beginning and feels it’s going in the right direction. He voted in favor of siting it in the vicinity of Windjammer Park; the project won’t take any park land, but will be located on Pioneer Way and will use a technology that’s supposed to be odor free. Yonkman, however, said he doesn’t like the idea of building a sewage processing plant so close to the waterfront. “It seems like repeating a mistake,” he said, referring to the old sewage plant in the middle of Windjammer Park. Yonkman said he would be willing to pause and look at other sites

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— as advocated by Mayor Scott Dudley — if it’s financially prudent. “I would like to see how much it would cost to take a step back,” he said. Like the candidates in the other races, both Yonkman and Severns resist being categorized as being in either “camp” in the struggle between the council majority and Mayor Scott Dudley, though the mayor is campaigning for Yonkman. Severns point out that he’s voted on both sides of issues that have divided the mayor and council. He voted for Dudley’s picks for fire and police chief, but opposed his choice for the city attorney, for example. Yonkman said he will not be a “rubber-stamp” for anyone. Severns said he’s glad he has a challenger, but that his experience and knowledge about complex city issues makes him the best candidate. He’s made a point of emphasizing that Yonkman has missed a couple of candidate forums. He said a young man with a new business just doesn’t have the time he, as a retiree, has to dedicate to the job.

meet the candidates: OAK HARBOR CITY COUNCIL Lucas Yonkman Age: 29

Family: Married Work experience: Army sergeant, majority owner of construction company Education: High school diploma, training in Army Community involvement: Sunrise Rotary, Oak Harbor police community advisory committee

Pool audit CONTINUED FROM A1 for Bill Walker, the district’s embattled director. Not long after he was hired last year, Walker fired swim coach Neil Romney and administrative assistant Vikki Robinson when both refused to provide him with a password for the swim club’s bank account. He was harshly criticized for the terminations by many of those involved in the swim team. Both Romney and Robinson filed wrongful termination lawsuits — still ongoing — against the district and Walker. Their attorney, Bob Butler of Bellingham, said he and his clients are pleased with the audit because it shows “the length of which the current director will be willing to go to in order to malign my clients.” Butler claims paperwork that would clear his clients is missing. “We’re buoyed by the auditor’s findings,” he said, “because I think once we get in and are able to show the information provided was either negligent or intentionally misleading, and both Romney and

Robinson should come out looking good in the not-so-distant future.” Neither Romney nor Robinson could be reached for comment. Allan McDougall, a commissioner in the district, steadfastly defends Romney. “I don’t believe Neil is a crook in any way,” he said. “I can attest to his honesty.” McDougall admits that the former coach hated bookkeeping and the account was a mess, but he’s convinced Romney would never intentionally do anything wrong. After Romney and Robinson were fired, Walker obtained access to the account. He said he found irregularities and contacted the state Auditor’s Office. The investigation, which covers 2011 and 2012, focused on both the “coach” and “treasurer.” Walker declined to comment on the audit report, except to identify the individuals involved. He said the coach and treasurer in the report are Romney and Robinson. The auditors said they found

more than $18,000 in adjustments made to club members’ accounts without explanation. On her last day of as treasurer for the swim team, Robinson posted $2,738 to her own family’s account without making a payment. In addition, the account of another club member who owed more than $8,000 Bill Walker: was reduced The pool’s disto zero without trict manager any payment. was criticized The audit report states for firing two the member employees now accused of mis- only made four of the monthly appropriating payments over funds. a three-year period and wasn’t charged late fees. Walker identified the club member as Lynne Vagt; he claimed she is friends with Robinson. Vagt is a harsh critic of Walker; she announced last month that she pulled her family from the program after district commissioners refused

“We are in the middle of some very important projects,” he said, later adding that he would like one more term to complete the work. Yonkman said he was “a little disappointed” that Severns publicly criticized him for missing the forums after they both agreed to run positive campaigns. Yonkman said he missed the two forums because he had opportunities that he felt will help him become a better councilman. In one, he went to a Washington Policy Center event and heard from a couple national icons of conservative politics. The other was a class for scheduling and bonding large projects. “I plan to make as much time as possible for the city,” he said. “It’s really important to me.” Yonkman said his focus on cutting government spending and taxes, as well as his life experience, makes him the better candidate. “I was born and raised here,” he said. “I know what it’s like to grow up here.” “I know what it’s like to try to find a job here. I know what it’s like to start a business here.”

Bob Severns

Age: 63 Family: Married, four children, two grandkids Work experience: 43 years in title insurance, past president of company with seven branches, on board of Washington Banking Company Education: Bachelor’s degree in in business administration from Central Washington Community involvement: Chamber board, Navy League board, all officer positions on Oak Harbor Rotary and many other groups

to fire Walker. Vagt did not return a call for comment. After she was contacted by auditors, Robinson defended herself, saying that her account was “moved to a paper file” and should not have been credited, the report states. The auditors noted that an adjustment entry in Vagt’s account also stated the account was moved to a paper file. In both cases, the paper files could not be found, the audit states. Robinson and Vagt made payments in full after the auditors completed their fieldwork, the report states. The auditors also found, according to the report, that Romney submitted and received reimbursement requests to the district for $639 he had already paid with checks from the aquatic club account. When contacted by auditors, Romney said he made errors in reimbursement filings. The Auditor’s Office recommends that the district recover the $639 from Romney. In addition, the auditors said they found $13,900 in reimbursements Romney and Robinson paid to themselves and two volunteers

were not supported by receipts. When contacted, Romney provided credit card statements showing what $11,698 of the questioned reimbursements were for. “They were not detailed receipts so we could not confirm the purchases served a district purpose,” the audit reported. Robinson told auditors that the district should have the receipts for the expenses, but none could be located. The report states that Robinson was the only one involved in collecting funds and posting payments. It states that the auditors were unable to identify any misappropriation in cash receipts, but were also unable to confirm that none occurred “due to weaknesses in internal controls.” In the district’s official response to the audit report, Walker wrote that the swim team’s independent account was closed, the district strengthened internal controls and swim team members’ accounts are each independently reviewed. Walker wrote that the district will follow the auditors’ recommendation and demand the $639 from Romney and will seek recovery of the $7,800 in costs from the investigation.


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Science healer and teacher, to discover how you can make a difference right where you are. The Reading Room is located at 721 S.W. 20th Court, near Scenic Heights, or log on to www. jsh-online.com/chats

n “Saving the planet one prayer at a time” is the topic of the next audio chat, hosted by the Christian Science Reading Room, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22. Most people are well aware of challenges to the environment: pollution, rapidly rising population, endangered species, deforestation, shortage of energy resources and climate change are just a few. Christian Science reveals that it is still, and always will be, possible to see the light of God’s goodness. And in this spiritual light, there are solutions to every environmental challenge. Join this chat with Deborah Huebsch, a Christian

n Whidbey Island Friends Meeting, also known as Quakers, holds their regular meeting for worship 4 p.m. to 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 www.whidbeyquakers.org or

email Tom Ewell at tewell@whidbey.com n Coffee Break Bible Study will begin the fall season with a study of the Gospel of John. Through the apostle John’s eyewitness 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 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays at the Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church, 1411 Wieldraayer Road (off Swantown Road). Coffee Break is a nondenominational small group Bible study that is open to all women of the community, and no previous Bible knowledge is needed. To receive study material, call Launa at 360-675-4706, or call the church office at 360-675-2881 for more information.

Come Worship With Us!

Promote your place of worship in the Whidbey News-Times for only $12.50 per week for a single size ad. Please call 360-675-6611

Missouri Synod

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 www.concordialutheranwhidbey.org

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)

SOULS HARBOR

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

632-7243

Pastor Greg Adkins

Whidbey Presbyterian Church 1148 SE 8th Ave Oak Harbor

Worship Services 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

• Small Groups • Community Outreach • Youth and Family Ministries • Childcare All Services • Much More! www.whidbeypres.org

679-3579

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 • oakharborfumc.org 1050 SE Ireland St • Oak Harbor

331-5191 • Freeland

www.trinitylutheranfreeland.com

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

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 www.GraceEvangelical.org

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

www.churchofchrist-oh.org oakharborchurch@gmail.com

675-3441

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

On the web: www.staugustineoh.org

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

360-279-0715 www.ststephensofoakharbor.org

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

675-4837

www.frcoh.org office@frcoh.org

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

For details visit: www.whidbeyquakers.org or email: tewell@whidbey.com

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island

679-1561

oakharborlutheran.org

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

www.elivingword.org

Get your religion updates noted in Whidbey News-Times Vacation Bible School, Seasonal Hours Changing, Daycare Updates, Special Holiday Presentations.

20103 State Route 525 Freeland

Sunday Service at 10:00 am

Minister: Rev. Dennis Reynolds Childcare Year-Round Religious Education Sept-June All are welcome 360-321-8656 www.whidbey.com/uucwi uuadmin@whidbey.com

Whidbey News-Times $12.50/week Whidbey Crosswind $10.00/month For A Single Size Ad.

Please call 360-675-6611

Best Western Hotel Conference Room

“You Have The Right To Be Free”

Please call 360-675-6611

Lutheran Church

Join us for Sunday Service in the Main Sanctuary at 11:30am

Word Of Everlasting Life & Faith Church

The City Of Refuge Christian Church

Promote Your Place Of Worship In The Whidbey News-Times Only $12.50/week For A Single Size Ad.

Oak Harbor

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

Whidbey Island Friends Meeting

(Just North of Office Max)

Sunday Morning:

Nursery provided for both services

WORSHIP SERVICES

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 www.ohsbc.org

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

A Church, A Family

A Spiritual Home Grace By The Sea An Anglican Expression of Faith The Rev. Paul Orritt

SUNDAY SERVICE

8:00 AM TRADITIONAL WORSHIP SERVICE 9:15 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 AM FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE www.gracebythesea.org

Island Vineyard Community Church Pastor James Gallagher

9:15 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL 10:00 AM WORSHIP SERVICE www.islandvineyard.org

2 CHURCHES - 1 BUILDING

555 SE Regatta Dr. Oak Harbor 679-3431

ISLAND VINEYARD COMMUNITY CHURCH

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

Trinity Lutheran Church

First United Methodist Church

GRACE BY THE SEA • AN ANGLICAN EXPRESSION OF FAITH

Concordia Lutheran Church

Matthew 28:18-20

• Nursery All Services • Small Groups • Sunday School • MOPS • AwAnA • Youth Groups Come worship with us!

Worship Services Sunday 8:30, 9:50 & 11:10 a.m. 679-1585

2760 N Heller Rd • Oak Harbor

www.oakharborfamilybible.org


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

kgraves@whidbey newsgroup.com or by mail to: PUBLISHER Whidbey News Group P.O. Box 1200, Coupeville, WA 98239 No calls, please.

City of Oak Harbor FINANCE OFFICE MANAGER-UTILITIES

$4278-4538/mo+ benefits. Exp in acct, cash handling, govt fund, cost acct, BARS, supv exp. Must be bondable. Apply at: www.oakharbor.org Closes 5PM 10/30/13 EEO

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Employment General

CIRCULATION MANAGER

City Of Langley

CREATIVE ARTIST The Bainbridge Island Review, a weekly community newspaper located on beautiful Bainbridge Island, WA, has an immediate opening for a full-time Creative Artist. Duties include ad design, designing promotional materials and providing excellent internal and external customer service. Requires excellent communication skills and the ability to wo r k i n a fa s t p a c e d deadline-oriented environment. Experience w i t h A d o b e C r e a t i ve Suite, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat strongly preferred, as is newspaper or other media experience. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. We offer a great work environment, health benefits, 401k, paid holidays, vacation and sick time. Please email your resume, cover letter, and a few samples of your work to: hr@soundpublishing.com or mail to: BIRCA/HR Department Sound Publishing, Inc. 19351 8th Avenue, Suite 106, Poulsbo, WA, 98370.

We have an immediate opening for a Circulation Manager on beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington State. This person is responsible for the distribution of the Whidbey News-Times, W h i d b ey E x a m i n e r, South Whidbey Record and Crosswind newspapers and for building paid circulation through mar keting promotions and initiatives. This fulltime salaried poition offers excellent wage and benefits including medical, dental, life insurance, 401k, paid holidays and mileage reimbursement. Must be organized and motivated. Must be a reliable self-starter with excellent customer service skills. Circulation experience a plus. The ability to work with contractors to meet delivery deadlines is a must. Reliable automobile required plus proof of insurance and good driving record. EOE. Please email resume and cover letter to hr@soundpublishing.com or by mail to: CD/HR Dept., Sound Publishing, Inc., 19351 8th Ave NE, Suite 106 Poulsbo, WA 98370

PUBLIC WORKS MAINTENANCE LABORER (Temporary)

The City of Langley is soliciting applications for a temporar y (approximately 3-4 months) Public Works Maintenance Laborer. Temporary full or part time, hourly position responsible for a variety of maintenance, repair, and operation of the City of Langley’s infrastructure system; including but not limited to streets, sidewalks, water ser vice, stor m water, public structures, and parks. A complete job description is available at www.langleywa.org or by calling City Hall at (360) 221-4246. Experience & Education: High School Graduate; Valid Washington State Drivers License; A Flagger Certification is des i r a bl e. M u s t p a s s a criminal histor y background/dr iving check. Salary: $12.00 to $ 1 5 . 0 0 p e r h o u r, d e pending on skills and qualifications. Benefits: None, as this is a temporary position. A resume and cover letter are required, and are to be submitted to the Public Works Sell it free in the Flea Department, City of Langley, 1-866-825-9001 P.O. Box 366 Coupeville Langley, WA 98260 School District Incomplete applications is accepting applications will not be considered. for: Applications will be acPARAEDUCATOR cepted until the position is filled. The City of Complete posting and Langley is an Equal Opapplication instructions portunity Employer. a t http://www.coupeville.k1 Need extra cash? Place 2.wa.us/employment_m your classiďŹ ed ad today! Call 1-800-388-2527 or ain.html Coupeville School District Go online 24 hours a day www.nw-ads.com. EOE

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Fleet & Family Readiness Program NAS Whidbey Island ASST. CHILD DEV. CENTER DIRECTOR Assist in Administration of a large military Child Dev. Center in O a k H a r b o r. M i n . 3 yrs. Exp. & CDA OR 2 yr. degree in related field w/2yrs. Exp. $18.00/HR (DOE) Benefits incl. 401(k) Background/drug test Req’d. Application & Declaration Form online: www.navylifepnw.com Send signed application:

CNRNW FFR Attn: Human Resources Bldg. 94 610 Dowell St. Keyport WA 98345 Or e-mail to: CP-Personnel.cnrnw@ navy.mil Closes 10/31/2013 EEOE CP-Personnel.cnrnw@navy.mil

Sound Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the wor kplace. Visit our website at www.soundpublishing.com to learn more about us!

ISLAND COUNTY JOB OPENING PROJECT MANAGER Public Works

RN/LPN

full time or part time APPLY IN PERSON AT Careage of Whidbey 311 NE 3rd Street Coupeville, WA 98239 Or email resume to careage2@whidbey.net Find what you need 24 hours a day.

 

SOLID WASTE RECYCLING & HAZARDOUS WASTE COORDINATOR www.islandcounty.net/hr

for more information. EEOC.

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NEED EXTRA MONEY? MOTOR ROUTE CARRIER NEEDED For the South Whidbey Record. 2 routes available in the Freeland/Greenbank area. Delivering Tuesday and Friday nights. No collecting. Applicants must be ove r 1 8 w i t h r e l i a bl e t ra n s p o r t a t i o n . G r e a t second job! Call Circulation, 360-675-6611

RETAIL MANAGERS WANTED

Are you looking to be part of an upbeat and fast paced team with a one-of-a-kind retailer? The Country Store, a specialty retailer covering farm, pet and rural lifestyle categories, is searching for energetic, full-time District Managers & Store Managers to be part of a fast paced team for our Spokane and Skagit markets. District Managers and Store Managers provide leadership, management and supervision in all aspects of managing a Countr y Store. If you like working with people, are energetic and this sounds like an exciting o p p o r t u n i t y, p l e a s e visit us at www.skagit farmers.com/careers to view a job description and submit your application, resume and cover letter. www.skagitfarmers.com/careers

Employment General

Substitute Teacher Openings We are looking for substitute teachers for The S o u t h W h i d b ey C h i l dren’s Center. Great for someone that loves to wor k with children, is calm and kind, and able to lift 50 lbs. CDA, AA or BA in early childhood education and CPR card preferred. Send or email your resume (no calls please) The South Whidbey Children’s Center 120 6th St. Langley, WA. 98260

swcc.director@ whidbey.com &INDĂĽIT ĂĽ"UYĂĽIT ĂĽ3ELLĂĽIT NW ADSCOM The Island County, Oak Harbor, Langley, and Coupeville Tourism Joint Administrative Board is seeking a

Qualified Contractor to manage and update the website and social marketing efforts. For the RFP email

Chet@whidbey.com Proposals are to be received no later than 5 p.m. on 10/27/13.

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WINDOWS SYSTEMS ADMIN II TECH SUPPORT SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR LABORER INSIDE SALES REP CUSTOMER SERVICE REP For more information please visit: www.whidbey.com EEOE

Health Care Employment

Health Care Employment

Caregivers

General

Real Estate for Rent Island County

Spacious 2BR Clinton Apts

Whidbey Island, Mt. Vernon

CLINICIAN II real estate (41000) F/T (40), Mount Vernon. Children’s Profor sale - WA Days, Swing and gram. Provides primary Awake overnight, clinical therapy, case Real Estate for Sale management and/or shifts available. Snohomish County group treatment in variWorking with Adults ous settings (i.e. home, Marysville school, respite, residenwith Disabilities. tial and/or clinic) to men$10.50/hr, Paid training, tal health clients and KILLER benefits! their families. Masters Good for part timers too! Degree in counseling or EOE one of the social sciencService Alternatives es. 2/yrs mental health Call or email for info: experience. Registered 1-888-328-3339 i n W A S t a t e . V a l i d 3 Bedroom, 1 3/4 Bath, employmentopps@ WSDL w/insurable driv- Rambler. 1000 square servalt.net ing record. feet, RV space, 8X10 Shed. 2 car attached PROGRAM Reach the readers garage, fenced, gas fireSUPERVISOR the dailies miss. Call place, all appliances. (71000) - FT (40). Mount N e w c a r p e t & p a i n t . 800-388-2527 today Vernon. Responsible for 10X20 covered patio, to place your ad in clinical and administra- walking distance to High the Classifieds. tive supervision to Clini- School & Elementary. By cians I and II ser ving Owner $199,950. 425Health Care Employment Adult Extended Care cli- 971-0700 ents. Provides on-site General supervision to meet the needs of the clients. ProBe a Support Person vide direct treatment to Make a Difference caseload as needed. MA Participate, Enrich Openings in Coupe- d e gr e e i n B e h av i o ra l ville for suppor ting Science or related field; client living in her own and Meet educational home in her chosen a n d t ra i n i n g r e q u i r e community with well ments for designation as established core staff. a Mental Health Profesreal estate A p p l i c a n t s mu s t b e sional; and Four years of direct clinical service exable to work all shifts. for sale perience in behavioral Contact Irene Nichols healthcare with adults 360-969-3553 and older adults; and Real Estate for Sale Thousands of Classified Exper ience with case Office/Commercial management, individual readers need your a n d gr o u p t r e a t m e n t ; Oak Harbor service. Your service ad and Knowledge of DBT Avail. Dec. 1st. Catering will run FOUR full weeks (experience preferred); k i t c h e n & s t o r e f r o n t downtown. Caterer or in your local community and 1-2 yrs. experience bakers dream kitchen. with providing clinical supaper and on the web per vision in a mental Fully equipped for deli, for one low price with health setting preferred. b a k i n g , c a t e r i n g o r CDP preferred. CD c h o c o l a t e m a k i n g . the Service Guide Please call Scott Background required. Special. 360.969.0249 Call 800-388-2527 to CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY speak with a customer ADULT COUNSELOR representative. (12500): FT (40 hours Go online 24 hours a per week). Mount Verday: nw-ads.com. non. Provides assessOr fax in your ad: ment services, individual and group counseling, 360-598-6800. prevention, intervention, and education regarding real estate s u b s t a n c e i s s u e s fo r Part & Full Time Please apply in person: y o u t h a n d a d u l t s . for rent - WA Chemical Dependency Careage of Whidbey Professional (CDP) 311 NE 3rd Street req’d. BA degree in be- Real Estate for Rent Coupeville, WA. Island County havioral sciences from 360-678-2273 an accredited college or u n i v e r s i t y p r e fe r r e d . Minimum of 5 years freeMaple Ridge dom from “misuse” of Currently Hiring chemicals. Valid WSDL F/T P/T w/insurable driving HCA/CNA/Med Tech record. Wage is DOE and Positions. excellent benefits Seeking motivated, www.southislandproperties.com Visit our website at caring, and responsible www.compasshealth.org applicants. to learn more about our open positions and to Apply in person at: apply. EOE. 1767 Alliance Ave. (360) 341-4060 Freeland, WA. 98249 employmentopps@servalt.net

Employment Sales & Retail

JEWELRY SALES/SERVICE CLERK At LINDS Jewelry Jewelry sales exp. preferred. Part or Full Time.

Call Pat 360-221-6111

Sell your stuff free in the Super Flea! Your items totalling $150 or less will run for free one week in your local community paper and online. Call today to place your ad 866-825-9001 Health Care Employment

Caregivers

Caregivers needed in Assisted Living Community in Oak Harbor. Stop by and pick up an application at 100 East Whidbey Avenue, Oak Harbor. Compensation DOE.

TEAM PLAYER WANTED F u l l t i m e a n d Pa r t time. All shifts available. Paid training. To help provide the best care to our clients with developmental disabilities. Males encouraged to apply. Must have clean background check. Serious applicants please contact: Irene Nichols (360)969-3553 Visiting Angels hiring Caregivers with Character We B u i l d R e l a t i o n ships with Families. All Shifts Available FT/PT. Competitive Wages. Call Today 360-424-6777 425-348-9914 www.visitingangelswa.com

CNA’s

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AVAILABLE SOUTH END RENTALS

South Island Properties

Convenient location, walk to Island Transit, Post Office, grocery store, banks, hardware store, dining, church & ferry landing!

(360)341-2254

Oak Harbor

2 BEDROOM, well kept cute house, car por t. $850 month, first, last, deposit. Oil furnace. Sorry no smoking or pets. Credit check. (360)6322282

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, October 19, 1-4pm

OAK HARBOR

3 BEDROOM, 2 Bath, doublewide mobile in Fa m i l y Pa r k . $ 8 5 0 month, first and deposit. 360-770-6882 OAK HARBOR

GORGEOUS, UPDATED 3 bedroom, 2 bath rambler. Stones throw to b e s t W h i d b ey b e a c h . Fenced, large garage, RV p a r k i n g . Wa s h e r / dryer. No smoking, dogs negotiable. $1200 month. 206-714-3182. OAK HARBOR

LIGHT Spacious Studio + bonus / kitchenette! Water view on large private acerage! Home has full bath, washer, dryer and gas fireplace. High speed internet & water included. 15 mintues from Base. Pet negotiable. $595/ month. References required. No smoking. 206-954-8468. Apartments for Rent Island County

4292 Deer Lake Road, Clinton Recently updated 3 BR on 3.69 acres with view of Cascades and Sound. Detached 3-bay pole building and garden shed/greenhouse. #544575 • $535,000 • 321-6400

--- Freeland ---

--- Oak Harbor ---

Charming view 3 BR in Village Green with greenhouse and potting shed. #540905 $355,280 321-6300

Medium bank waterfront with water hook-up and stairs to beach. #555040 $249,000 675-7200

--- Langley ---

--- Oak Harbor ---

19+ private wooded and level acres off Thompson Road on 2 parcels. #554711 $199,000 331-6300

2 BR, 1.75 BA on large, fenced double lot. #555419 $50,000 675-7200

2 BD Luxury view condo, downtown Oak Harbor, gourmet kitchen, washer/dryer, jacuzzi tub in m a s t e r s u i t e . $1,200/MO. Avail Nov. 1st. (360)969-0249 Oak Harbor

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

NICE 2 BEDROOM, upstairs. Close to shopping a n d bu s l i n e . Wa t e r, sewer, garbage paid. No pets. $650 month, $700 deposit. 360-734-7896

WINDERMERE OPEN HOUSES Saturday, October 19, 1-4 or by app’t

Stop by any of these open houses or our South end offices for a complete list of all open houses. Find additional information on these homes at WindermereWhidbey.com/WRE-Open-Houses

Clinton 7576 Maxwelton Rd #530701 $985,000 Nancy Rowan 360/821-9319 Langley 428 2nd St #466377 $789,000 Colin Campbell 360/969-5565 Freeland 360.331.6006 5531 Freeland Ave

Clinton 4215 Timberline Rd #542141 $214,900 Dan Fouts 360/969-5957 Coupeville 1542 Grateful Acre Pl #467786 $699,000 Bryan McCourt 360/941-0871

Windermere Real Estate/South Whidbey

Langley 360.221.8898 223 Second St

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OAK HARBOR

2 B E D RO O M . L a r g e, clean and quiet, newly updated! Fireplace, washer/ dryer hookups. Patio or deck with stora g e. S e n i o r d i s c o u n t available. Garbage included. $725 month. 360-675-6642. Shop for bargains in the Classifieds. From tools and appliances to furniture and collectables. www.nw-ads.com Open 24 hours a day. Oak Harbor

Madrona Manor CALL FOR MOVE-IN SPECIALS Families and special needs welcome. 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms starting at $615/mo. Walking distance to beach, park, shopping and bus route. Call: 360-240-1606

WA Misc. Rentals Want to Rent

NEED shelter, King Gardens, I have wide variety o f o l d fa s h i o n d fa r m skills. Also need transport at times. Educator w i l l p ay $ 3 0 0 / m o n t h . Dawn Jewel 360-6755544 WA Misc. Rentals Want to Share OAK HARBOR

ROOM FOR Rent in 3 bedroom home. Close to NAS. Full use of common areas. $400 month includes Wi-Fi and Dish Network. Call 360-6825144

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ISLAND SUB-REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION POLICY BOARD MEETING Island County Commissioner’s Hearing Room 6th and Main Street, Coupeville Wednesday, October 23, 2013 MEETING STARTS AT 11:00 A.M. AGENDA 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Approval of September 25, 2013 meeting minutes Action 3. RTPO structure and funding overview Discussion 4. N o ve m b e r a n d D e cember meeting options Discussion 5. New Items Legal No.521447 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. October 19, 2013.

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CALL FOR BIDS Sealed bids will be received by the City of Oak Harbor until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 14, 2013, at the Office of the City Clerk at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud for the furnishing of two (2) side loader collection trucks. Any questions and/or comments or objections to the bid documents and/or specifications shall be submitted in w r i t i n g t o t h e P u bl i c Works Superintendent at least five (5) days prior to the bid opening date. If necessary, an addendum will be issued to all bidders who obtained bid documents from the Public Works Superintendent. A certified check or bid bond in the amount of 5% of the bid must accompany each bid. Washington State sales tax will be a separate bid item. The City of Oak Harbor reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids and to waive any informality in the form of bid. The City also reserves the right to waiver individual specifications if it is satisfied that the bid otherwise meets the performance standards set by these specifications. Specifications may be obtained from Sandra P l a c e, 1 4 0 0 N E 1 6 t h Ave nu e, O a k H a r b o r, Wa s h i n g t o n 9 8 2 7 7 , (360) 279-4757 or via email at splace@oakharbor.org. Valerie Loffler, City Clerk Legal No. 521280 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. October 19, 26, 2013

City Of Oak Harbor Summary Ordinances On the 15th day of Oct o b e r, 2 0 1 3 , t h e O a k Harbor City Council adopted: 1) Ordinance 1668 entitled “An Ordinance of the City of Oak Harbor to Amend the 2013-2014 Biennial Budget to Reconcile 2013 Budgeted Beginning Fund Balances to Actual Beginning Fund Balances as of Januar y 1, 2013, and to Amend the 2013-2014 Biennial Budget for Required Changes Noted in the City of Oak Harbor’s Mid-Biennial Review Process;” and 2) Ordinance 1672 entitled “An Ordinance of the City Of Oak Harbor Amending Oak Harbor Municipal Code Chapter 5.22 Nightclubs to Include Application Restrictions, Application Conditions, Revocation of License Procedures to Include Hearing Examiner and Other Clarifications. The full text of any ordinance will be mailed or g i ve n t o a n y p e r s o n without charge who requests the same from the city clerk. Requests may be made to: City Clerk, vloffler@oakharbor.org, or by calling 360-279-4539. Valerie J. Loffler, City Clerk Legal No. Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. October 19, 2013.

11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the add r e s s s l a t e d b e l ow a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the pers o n a l r e p r e s e n t a t i ve served or mailed the notice to the creditor as p r ov i d e d u n d c r R C W 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months aftcr thc date or first publication or the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time framc, the claim is forevcr barrcd, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probatc and nonprobate assets. DATED this 3rd day of October, 2013 /s/ David G. Speikers David G. Speikers, Attorny for PR 32116 SE Red-Fall City Rd. Fall City, WA 98024 LEGAL NO. 519578 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. October 12, 19, 26, 2013.

claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLIC AT I O N : O c t o b e r 5 , 2013 /s/ DOUGLAS D. LEWIN DOUGLAS D. LEWIN, Co-Personal Representative Address: 936 Bryan St. Wenatchee, WA 98801 /s/ CAROL ANN BOOTH CAROL ANN BOOTH Co-Personal Representative Address: 1865 Polnell Road Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Attorneys for Co-Personal Representatives: /s/ BRYCE J. MACKAY B RY C E J . M A C K AY, WSBA NO. 43292 2600 Chester Kimm Road P. O. Box 1688 Wenatchee, WA 98807-1688 LEGAL NO. 517991 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. October 5, 12, 19, 2013.

LEGAL NOTICE ISLAND TRANSIT BOARD MEETING DATE AND LOCATION CHANGE The next monthly business meeting of the Island Transit Board of Directors will be on Friday, October 25, 2013, at 9:30 AM, at Whidbey General Hospital, 101 N. Main Street, Coupeville, WA. Accommodations will be made available upon advance request for communications assistance. The meeting room is accessible and is open to the public. For more information, please call (360) 678-7771. LEGAL NO. 519110 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. October 12, 19, 23, 2013.

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NOTICE ISLAND COUNTY DIKING DISTRICT NO. 1 WILL HOLD A SPECIAL M E E T I N G O C TO B E R 23, 2013 3:00 PM. DD1 DISTRICT OFFICE THANK YOU. Legal No. Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. October 19, 2013. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ISLAND In the Estate of: R AY M O N D B U R T O N WHITCOMB III Deceased No: 13-4-00168-5 N OT I C E TO C R E D I TORS Marcelle Maric McGowan, 466 Russell Rd,. Camano Island, Washington has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, befofe the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF CHELAN IN PROBATE In the Matter of the Estate of JOSEPH B. LEWIN, Deceased, NO. 13-4-00239-8 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) The Co-Personal Representatives named below has been appointed as Co-Personal Representatives of this estate, A ny p e r s o n h av i n g a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Co-Personal Representatives or the Co-Personal Representatives’ attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) thirty days after the Co-Personal Repres e n t a t i ve s s e r ve d o r mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020; or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the

NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE Reference Number: 4108561 Grantor: R o b i n B. A r nold and Charlene B. Arnold, husband and wife Grantee: W h i d b e y I s land Bank Legal Description: S e c t i o n 3 3 , Tow n s h i p 3 0 Nor th, Range 2 East; Ptn NW NW Tax Parcel Number: R23033-429-0650/6943 7 Pursuant to the Revised C o d e o f Wa s h i n g t o n , Chapter 61.24: I N OT I C E I S H E R E B Y GIVEN that the unders i g n e d Tr u s t e e ( t h e “Trustee”) will on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., at the Island County Courthouse, located at 101 N.E. 6th Street, Coupeville, State of Washington, sell at p u bl i c a u c t i o n t o t h e highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following-described real property, situated in the County of Island, State of Washington: THE SOUTH HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE N O RT H W E S T QUA R TER IN SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 30 NORTH, RANGE 2 EAST OF THE WILLAMETTE MERIDIAN;

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EXCEPT THE EAST 50 FEET THEREOF FOR ROAD; ALSO EXCEPT ALL THE PORTION LYING EASTERLY OF A LINE B E G I N N I N G AT A POINT OPPOSITE H I G H WAY E N G I N E E R ’ S S TAT I O N (HEREINAFTER REFERRED TO AS HES) 77 + 00 ON THE SR 525 SURVEY LINE OF SR 5 2 5 , M U T I N Y B AY ROA D V I C I N I T Y TO LAKE HANCOCK VICINITY, AND 50 FEET W E S T E R LY T H E R E FROM; THENCE NORTHERLY TO A POINT OPPOSITE HES 79 + 00 ON SAID SURVEY LINE AND 70 F E E T W E S T E R LY THEREFROM; THENCE NORTHERLY PARALLEL WITH SAID S U RV E Y L I N E TO A POINT OPPOSITE HES 80 + 00 THEREON; THENCE NORTHERLY TO A POINT OPPOSITE HES 82 + 00 ON SAID SURVEY LINE AND 50 F E E T W E S T E R LY THEREFROM; THENCE NORTHERLY PARALLEL WITH SAID S U RV E Y L I N E 5 0 0 FEET TO A POINT AND THE END OF THIS DESCRIPTION. ALL SITUATED IN ISLAND COUNTY, WASHINGTON. TOGETHER WITH all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures; all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances; all water, water rights and ditch rights

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(including stock in utilities with ditch or irrigation rights); and all other rights, royalties and profits relating to such real property, including without limitation all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters; TOGETHER WITH all equipment, fixtures and other articles of personal proper ty now or hereafter owned by Grantor, and now or hereafter attached or affixed to the real proper ty; together with all accessions, parts, and additions to, all replacements of, and all substitutions for, any of such property, and together with all issues and profits thereon and proceeds (including without limitation all insurance proceeds and refunds of premiums) for any sale or other disposition of the proper ty; and TOGETHER WITH all of the Grantor’s right, title, and interest in and to all leases, rents and profits of all of the real property. All of the above is collectively referred to as the “Property”. The tax parcel number and abbreviated legal description are provided solely to comply with the recording statutes and are not intended to supplement, amend or supersede the Property’s full legal description provided herein. The Property is subject to a Deed of Trust recorded August 2, 2004 u n d e r r e c o r d i n g n o. 4108561, records of Island County, Washington (the “Deed of Trust”), from Robin B. Ar nold

and Charlene B. Arnold, husband and wife (“Grantor” or “Borrower”), as Grantor, in favor of Chicago Title Company as initial Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Whidbey Island Bank (the “Beneficiary”) as the Beneficiary. The Deed of Trust secures the obligations (as defined in the Deed of Trust), including but not limited to all of Borrower’s obligations under that certain Promissory Note dated July 30, 2004, in the pr incipal amount of $85,000.000, which Promissory Note was modified under those certain Change in Terms Agreements dated August 29, 2007 and August 16, 2012 (collectively, the “Note”), executed by Borrower as maker in favor of Whidbey Island Bank as payee. The Beneficiar y is the owner and holder of the Note and the other obligations secured by the Deed of Trust and is entitled to enforce same. Unless otherwise specified in any subsequent notice from the Beneficiary or the Trustee under the Deed of Trust, any Trustee’s sale held pursuant to this Notice of Trustee’s Sale and any subsequent Notice of Trustee’s Sale will be a unified sale of all of the Property, real and personal, pursuant to RCW 62A.9A.604(a)(2). II No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Tr ust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligations secured by the Deed of

Tr ust in any Cour t by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. III The defaults for which this foreclosure is made are as follows. Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: CURRENTLY DUE TO REINSTATE AS OF AUGUST 12, 2013 AMOUNT (a) Principal and interest payments 2/11/2013 to 8/12/2013 $4,404.96 (b) Late charges on above payments 37.14 TOTAL $4,442.10 CHARGES, COSTS AND FEES (a) Attorney’s fees $973.50 (b) Advances by Beneficiary 0.00 (c) Trustee’s fees 1,750.00 (d) Trustee’s Sale Guarantee 410.89 (e) Ser vice/posting of notices 160.00 (estimated) (f) Postage/copying expense 75.00 (estimated) (g) Recording fees 100.00 (estimated) T O TA L C H A R G E S , COSTS AND FEES $3,469.39 ( estimated) T O TA L E S T I M AT E D A M O U N T TO R E I N S TAT E A S O F A U GUST 12, 2013 $7,911.49 (estimated) The foregoing amounts will increase with the passage of time. You should contact the undersigned Trustee for a current reinstatement amount. If any other events of default under

the Deed of Trust exist at any time prior to reins t a t e m e n t , t h ey mu s t also be cured in order to reinstate the Deed of Trust. IV The sum owing on the obligations secured by t h e D e e d o f Tr u s t i s : Principal $57,931.32, together with interest as provided in the underlying loan documents and such other costs and fees as are due under the Note and the other loan documents and as are provided by statute. V T h e a b ove - d e s c r i b e d Property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligations secured by the Deed of Tr u s t a s p r ov i d e d by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on November 22, 2013. The defaults referred to in Paragraph III must be cured before November 11, 2013, to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before November 11, 2013, the defaults as set forth in Paragraph III are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time on or after November 11, 2013, and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Tr ust, plus costs, fees, and ad-

va n c e s, i f a ny, m a d e pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or the Deed of Trust, and paying all other amounts owing on the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust. VI A written Notice of Default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following address: Robin B. Arnold Charlene B. Arnold P.O. Box 1233 Freeland, WA 98248 by both first class mail and certified mail on July 5, 2013, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on July 12, 2013 the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the Proper ty described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such posting. VII T h e Tr u s t e e , w h o s e name and address are set forth below, will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fe e s d u e a t a ny t i m e prior to the sale. Michael D. Bohannon, PLLC, Trustee 19586 10th Avenue NE, Suite 300 Poulsbo, WA 98370 (360) 779-6665 VIII The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described Property. IX

Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they br ing a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the Trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the Property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the Grantor under the Deed of Trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the Deed of Trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summar y proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenantoccupied proper ty, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. XI NOTICE TO GUARANTORS (1) The guarantor may be liable for a deficiency judgment to the extent the sale price obtained at the Trustee’s sale is less than the debt secured by the Deed of Trust; (2) the guarantor has the same rights to cure the default and repay the debt as is given to the Grantor in order to

avoid the Trustee’s sale; (3) the guarantor will have no right to redeem the proper ty after the Trustee’s sale; (4) subject to such longer periods as are provided in the Washington Deed of Trust Act, chapter 61.24 R C W, a n y a c t i o n b r o u g h t t o e n fo r c e a guaranty must be commenced within one year after the Trustee’s sale, or the last Trustee’s sale under any deed of trust granted to secure the same debt; and (5) in any action for a deficiency, the guarantor will have the right to establish the fair value of the proper ty as of the d a t e o f t h e Tr u s t e e ’s sale, less prior liens and encumbrances, and to limit its liability for a deficiency to the difference between the debt and the greater of such fair value or the sale price p a i d a t t h e Tr u s t e e ’s sale, plus interest and costs. D AT E D A u g u s t 1 3 , 2013. M I C H A E L D . BOHANNON, PLLC, Trustee /s/ Michael D. Bohannon MICHAEL D. BOHANNON, Manager For further information p l e a s e c a l l (360) 779-6665 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT A N D I N F O R M AT I O N O B TA I N E D W I L L B E USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. HOWEVER, IF YOU HAVE OR ARE IN THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING DISCHARGE

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OF THE DEBT FROM A B A N K R U P T C Y COURT, THIS DOCUMENT IS NOT AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, BUT ONLY ENFORCEMENT OF LIEN RIGHTS AGAINST THE PROPERTY. LEGAL NO 518502 P u bl i s h e d : W h i d b ey News-Times, South Whidbey Record. Octob e r 1 9 , N ove m b e r 9 , 2013. NOTIFICATION OF INTENT TO OBTAIN CUSTODY. WA Dept of Natural Resources (DNR) has declared the 1961 Con Yo u n g v e s s e l w i t h Washington Registration # 1045 KG and actually assigned WN 9649 NZ an emergency because it meets the criteria described under RCW 79.100.040(3). DNR took temporary possession of the vessel and had it removed from the waters near Strawberry Point, Island County, in order to prevent it from sinking, breaking up or posing a threat to human health and safety or the environment. DNR intends to take formal and full custody of the vessel on 11/4/2013 (Custody Date). After taking custody, DNR may use or dispose of it without further notice. The owner is responsible for all related costs. To retain custody of the vessel, before the Custody Date, the owner must: 1. Pay DNR back fo r c o s t s i n c u r r e d t o date, 2. Move the vessel to a location that has authorized the vessel. To redeem the vessel once DNR has taken custody, or challenge DNR’s decision to take custody or temporary possession, the owner must file a written request (one original and one copy) for a hearing with the Pollution Control Hearings Board, in person at 1111 Israel Rd, Tumwater WA, or by mail to PO Box 40903, Olympia WA

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Saturday, October 19, 2013, Whidbey Classified, PAGE 23 Dogs

ARIES

3 Chihuahua puppies, all females. 2 short haired $200/each. 1 long haired $300. (360)331-2044 5 AKC LAB Pups. Black or Yellow, Male or Female. $500 to $600. Sell or trade. 360-275-5068, Belfair Shop for bargains in the Classifieds. From tools and appliances to furniture and collectables. www.nw-ads.com Open 24 hours a day.

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WEEK OF OCTOBER 20 TO 26, 2013

pets/animals

THE LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK:

Dogs

VIRGO, LIBRA, AND SCORPIO.

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You have a pretty hectic social life that could possibly break your budget. You could also discover a new art form that will fascinate you. VIRGO

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wheels Marine Power

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PUZZLE NO. 690

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37.Did a pressing job 39.Housetop 41.Fabric weave 43.High cards 44.Persian ruler 45.Home for bees 47.Single bills 50.Suffer 51.Leatherworker’s tool 52.Luau welcome 53.Directed

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57.Storage building 58.Room additions 59.Blow the ____ off

DOWN 1. Baseball headgear 2. Vital statistic 3. 2,000 pounds 4. Sharp pain 5. Adjust 6. Ump’s relative 7. More dingy 8. Dress 9. “____ We Got Fun”

Oak Harbor

MOVING IN SALE: Fri, Sat.- Sun 11am-4pm. Sun 1/2 price. Electronics, some furniture, misc kitchen supplies, misc children’s toys & clothes, a little bit of everything! 34938 SR 20 #37.

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Auto Service/Parts/ Accessories

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1999 CHEVY 3500 1 Ton Flat Bed Truck with 12’ Lift Bed. Less than 100,000 miles on new engine. Good condition. Second owner. $10,000. 425-754-7110 or 360321-4934 Need extra cash? Place your classified ad today! Call 1-800-388-2527 or Go online 24 hours a day www.nw-ads.com. Auto Service/Parts/ Accessories

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Motorhomes

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Whidbey News-Times, October 19, 2013