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Two new members for NKSB Beth Worthington, center, celebrates with supporters her election to the North Kitsap School Board, Tuesday.


POULSBO — Beth Worthington isn’t afraid to try something new. In her 40s, Worthington began competing in triathlons. She can also be found working out at Kitsap Crossfit, which she has done for about two years. The secret is to just put on your shoes and go, she said. Worthington just added one more activity to her list: being a director of the North Kitsap School Board. Worthington defeated Doug Prichard for the District 3 position Tuesday. As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Worthington had 4,669 votes to Cindy WebsterPrichard’s 3,003. She Martinson

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will succeed Kenneth Ames, who lost in the primary. Since the primary election, Worthington has gone out almost every Saturday to listen to the community, she said. It’s helped her realize the importance of

the position. Like her opponent, Worthington believes the biggest issue she will face is getting a levy passed once the current four-year levy expires. The majority of decision making will most likely be made before she begins working in January, but she will still need to help

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the district advocate the levy to the public. Worthington will also do what she can to help the district engage more with the community, she said. She wants to begin collecting data on program efficiency to find out what is working and what needs to be improved.

6th Ave. full of surprises Crumbling pipes, bad soil put project $340K over budget By RICHARD D. OXLEY

POULSBO — The 6th Avenue project, under way for nearly five months, is $340,000 over budget. The Poulsbo City Council approved, on Wednesday, a series of budget amendments proposed by the Public Works Department. “Very little of that money will come from the general fund,” Mayor Becky Erickson said. “Most will come from the utilities. We also made decisions to pay for more, such as extending water lines into the side streets, and we fixed things while we were there.” Fixing aspects of the street while in the area will end up savSee 6th ave., Page A7

Coffee Oasis wins $10K PTSD: It’s real, it’s treatable, and you’re not alone grant Vietnam War nurse’s advice: Get screened and get help By RICHARD WALKER


OULSBO — It’s been 40 years, but the memories are still fresh. MaryAnn Harris was Lt. MaryAnn Franzino then, doing a tour on the U.S. Navy hospital ship Sanctuary four miles off the Vietnam coast, treat-

ing Marines wounded on the Vietnam battlefield, working 12-hour shifts six days a week to keep each Marine alive and stabilized so he could be medevaced to the States. She saw indescribable courage. Like the young Marine who, after a general pinned a Purple Heart on his chest, pulled himself up with what remained of an arm and sang the Marine Corps hymn. He later died of his injuries. “He never whimpered or complained,” Harris said. She witnessed the healing

power of love. Like the time comedian Bob Hope visited the Sanctuary, visited every bedside, and held the hand of the 17- or 18-year-old Marine with the angelic face, the one who doctors and nurses worried might spend a lifetime on dialysis. Shortly after the visit with Bob Hope, the young See PTSD, Page A11

Navy Lt. MaryAnn Franzino, kneeling, visits with a young patient onboard the USS Sanctuary, in 1971 or 1972. MaryAnn Harris collection



POULSBO — Coffee Oasis has been helping Poulsbo’s youth in need for a relatively short period of time. But in the nearly one year that the organization set up shop on Poulsbo’s Iverson Street, it has garnered substantial support from the community. So much support that enough votes were cast to earn the coffee shop a $10,000 grant. Richard Koven of Dahlquist’s Fine Jewelry nominated the See GRANT, Page A17

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North Kitsap Herald, November 08, 2013