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Man charged for stabbing man in chest By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

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Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard has been meeting with Navy leadership to help mitigate the impact of jet noise associated with Whidbey Island Naval Air Station’s operations at Outlying Field Coupeville.

COER leader initialed disclosure form in ’03

Monson says Form 22W ‘worthless’ By JANIS REID Staff reporter

Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve President Michael Monson has consistently maintained he never received a jet noise disclosure when he bought his home in Coupeville, A real estate agent, however, said that’s incorrect. After checking records a few weeks ago, a Windermere Real Estate agent said that he discovered that Monson had, in fact, initialed a noise disclosure form, apparently at the time he purchased

his home. The disclosure that Monson apparently initialed is Form 22W, a Multiple Listing Service-endorsed form widely used since 1993 by Whidbey Island real estate agents. Windermere representative Joe Mosolino commented online last week that Monson did receive, and initialed, Noise Disclosure Form 22W on Sept. 9 2003. “As a leader of the COER group, and the self-purSEE FORM 22W, A20

Anti-noise group launches own complaint line By JANIS REID Staff reporter

Citing a lack of trust for the Navy’s public input hotline, the Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve has created its own jet noise com-

plaint hotline. The Navy resumed touchand-go operations Monday, Jan. 6, at Outyling Field Coupeville. Residents in the area have complained about the increase in the

number of operations at OLF in recent years. COER sued the Navy in July and are calling for a closure of OLF. “When the planes resume flySEE COMPLAINT LINE, A20

Base officials meet with commissioner, Coupeville mayor By JANIS REID Staff reporter

As a result of meetings with local elected officials, the Navy has committed to minimizing the impact of touch-and-go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville. The Navy suspended jet training at the Coupeville-based airfield in May, but resumed them Jan. 6. Among the measures the Navy plans to adopt is avoiding weekends, school testing dates and major festivals. Navy officials exceeded the number of expected operations in 2011 and 2012, completing more than 9,000 operations both years. To address resident concerns, the Navy has announced plans to keep the number of operations at 6,120 per year as originally promised. The Navy is also issuing the touch-and-go operation schedule SEE MEETING, A5

A 22-year-old Oak Harbor man accused of stabbing his sister’s boyfriend in the chest has “an extensive history” of domestic violence toward his family in Skagit County, court documents indicate. Joshua Greene could face more than a decade in prison if convicted of the counts against him. Prosecutors charged Greene Wednesday with first-degree assault with a deadly weapon, fourth-degree domestic violence assault and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence. Under the first-degree assault charge, Greene is accused of intending to “inflict great bodily harm.” The Island County Sheriff’s Office reported that the 26-year-old victim hasn’t been cooperative with the investigation. Two 911 calls were received from a Whitney Drive residence near Oak Harbor just after 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 4. The first was a hangup call. In the second, the victim reported that “he had fallen on a knife and punctured his heart,” according to the report by Deputy Scott Fortin. Deputies arrived to find the shirtless man standing at the end of a driveway, his upper body covered in blood. The deputies saw that a laceration in the center of his chest was bleeding, the report states. The victim initially reported that he fell on a couch and a knife was in the cushion. The man later told deputies that Greene and his girlfriend — Greene’s sister — had been arguing and Greene came after the woman. The man said he intervened and Greene stabbed him, the report states. The woman also said Greene had assaulted her and that her boyfriend tried to stop him. She said she tried to call 911, but Greene took her cell phone and broke it. The deputies arrested Greene, who had blood on the side of his face. They asked him where the knife was and he said it was in the kitchen cabinet, Fortin wrote. Greene is being held in Island County jail on $50,000 bail.

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n A 16-year-old Greenbank resident turned a little too fast on Deer Lake Road last week and ended up suspending his Toyota Camry on a power pole’s guywire. The teenager and his passenger escaped injury, but it did create quite a spectacle. Sheriff deputies said that a combination of the vehicle’s speed and the road’s slick surface resulted in the accident.

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Jerome resigns from port position n South Whidbey port commissioner Chris Jerome is resigning his position on the elected board because he has accepted a job in North Carolina that begins Jan. 9. His wife, Langley Citycouncilwoman-elect Margot Jerome, will live in Langley at least until their daughter gradu-

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Emergency responders evaluate a Toyota Camry that slid off the road and up the guy-wires of a power pole. ates in June. She will continue to serve on the Langley City Council.

Ramp revamp talked by port n The commissioners for the Port of South Whidbey held a special meeting recently to discuss strategies to rebuild the Possession Beach ramp. The commissioners also received an update on the South Whidbey Harbor project.

3Harbor column x 6.5” project enters finale n The South Whidbey Harbor

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Gill, Jerome, Neff join city council n Two new members of the Langley City Council took their seats on the elected body Monday. Council members Thomas Gill and Margot Jerome took their seats along with Rene Neff, who was reelected. All three ran unopposed during November’s general election.

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Hayes hopes to end ticket exemptions By JESSIE STENSLAND

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Smith’s focuses include education, regulation reform By BEN WATANABE

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The Washington State Patrol’s policy of forgiving lawmakers for speeding during session is simply not fair, said State rep. Dave Hayes. The Republican representative from District 10 said he’s pre-filing a bill that would clarify the authority of law enforcement to issue tickets to legislators, regardless of what’s happening in the hallowed halls of Olympia. “Elected officials shouldn’t get special privileges,” he said. “That’s the kind of thing that makes people cynical of their government.” Hayes, who’s also a patrol sergeant with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, said an article in The News Tribune about the issue spurred him to action. The article states that the State Patrol and some other law enforcement agencies will not issue speeding tickets to state lawmakers 15 days before or during a legislative session. The State Patrol cites a section of the state constitution, which states that members of the legislature “shall not be subject to any civil process during the session of the Legislature, nor for 15 days next before the commencement of each session.” Hayes said the provision was written in 1889, when it took some lawmakers days to travel to the Capitol on horseback; it was intended to prevent them from being obstructed on their journey. The bill, he said, clarifies that a traffic citation is not “a civil process” under the state constitution, clearing away for troopers to hand out tickets to speedy

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State Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano, is the prime sponsor on a bill to eliminate traffic ticket exemptions for state legislators during session. legislators. Island County Sheriff Mark Brown said his department is “absolutely not” among the agencies that follow the policy. “Hell no,” he said. “I’m not going to show favoritism to anybody.” Brown retired as a state trooper before being elected sheriff. He said he heard “a rumor” while with the State Patrol about a policy of forgiving lawmakers of speeding tickets during session, but he never formally informed of the practice. He said he never worked in or around Olympia.

Hayes said the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office also doesn’t subscribe by the practice. “If I stopped a legislator, would not hesitate to issue that person a ticket,” he said. Hayes said his bill is nearly identical to one that Rep. Ross Hunter, D-Medina, introduced in 2005, which went nowhere. This year, Hayes said, he’s “going to work it hard” and — hopefully — push it through. Hays said the bill would ensure that lawmakers aren’t exempt from any kind of noncriminal traffic ticket.

Easing restrictions on small farms and improving education were the top concerns among residents at a meeting with state Rep. Norma Smith this week. At a meeting in Clinton, Smith’s hometown, ahead of the 63rd Washington State Legislature, a couple dozen people let their representative know what mattered to them. The divide the state route creates and how the South Whidbey area is largely passed by ferry commuters eager to speed up the 35 mph zone was a big concern of Doug Hofius, a member of the Clinton Community Council. He told Smith that more speed limit signs are not the solution. Smith has concerns with the WSDOT and its ferries division, citing the recent added cost of the Highway 520 bridge replacement, which is estimated at $170 million. One of the issues in the legislature, said Smith, is addressing the differing needs of urban places such as Seattle or Everett and rural areas like Whidbey Island. “That’s where we have

most of our misunderstandings,” she said. A member of the state’s Higher Education Committee and a former South Whidbey School Board member, Smith said the state’s focus is filling gaps in the “unbelievable misalignment” between available jobs and the training offered in K-12 schools. To her, it meant more technical programs to fill the state’s production sector, one part of what she called a “threelegged stool,” along with technology and service sectors. Her role on the education committee was related to her high-ranking role on the Technology and Economic Development Committee. She touted the creation of a training program for legislators to better understand the energy sector — hydroelectric, wind, tidal — which, in turn, makes for better policies and regulations, Smith said. “If we don’t handle our energy policy wisely, our regulations wisely, guess who is in the crosshairs?” Smith asked. “Our production sector.” The 63rd Legislature will convene for its regular session Jan. 13.

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Earthquakes, eagles and more at Sound Waters The Beach Watchers’ 19th annual one-day university focuses on all topics that affect Puget Sound By SARA HANSEN Staff Reporter

For anyone wanting to learn more about Puget Sound, Beach Watchers is holding a one-day university with 65 classes. Sound Waters, now in its 19th year, was started after the first Beach Watchers organization was formed. The program is a Washington State University Extension service which brings volunteers together to educate the public about Puget Sound. “I’m trying to do my bit to save the planet,” said Julie Ward, publicity chairwoman for Sound Waters. About 550-to-600 people attend the event, said cochairwoman Linda Ade Ridder. Many people who are a part of Beach Watchers want to preserve what the area has, but also they want to do more than write a check, Ward said. “There’s a lot of passion,” Ward said. “Sound Waters is put on by volunteers.” Twenty volunteers makeup the core of the Sound Waters committee. All of the volunteers are part of Beach Watchers, so they’ve completed 100 hours of program training, Ade Ridder said. “It’s a great group to work with,” Ade Ridder said. “It makes being chair pretty easy.” This year’s keynote speaker is William Steele, a 20-year veteran of the University of

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2013 Sound Waters participants make their way through registration. This year 65 classes will be offered for attendees to choose from. Washington Seismology Lab. Steele will talk about the Cascadia Fault Zone, earthquake hazards and efforts to build an effective early warning system. “If there was a 9.0 earthquake off the coast, even here in the sound we would feel effects,” Ade Ridder said. Steele’s keynote speech will commence the one-day university. Attendees can focus on any area they want, Ward said. Classes range from basic fishing techniques, native culture and traditions to ocean

acidification. There will be three sessions for class: a morning, early afternoon and mid-afternoon session. About half of the classes are new this year. Sue Saleveson, program chairwoman, was in charge of locating speakers for the class. To find new class topics, Salveson said she read through the news to find issues that affect the local marine environment. She then contacted the spokespersons of the organizations to come speak at the event. Experts have also

approached her about participating, and she’s received referrals. “It’s mostly just people who have a great story to tell and are willing to give up a Saturday and speak to the public,” Salveson said. Salveson joined Beach Watchers in 2012, so she’s a “newbie” compared to other volunteers. “I really am excited about learning and giving the opportunity for other people to learn about our environment,” Salveson said. “It’s energizing. We want to keep


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getting information out there for people who want to learn about it.” Because of all the new classes, there’s a lot of information people haven’t heard before, Salveson said. Some of the new classes include, Bald Eagle ecology, snails, slugs and things in our gardens to landslide hazards — which is extremely relevant after the large slide at Ledgewood last year, Salveson said. “We run the gamut of technical scientific information and some of the more interesting information about the snails and slugs around us,” Salveson said. The exhibits hall will be open all day long, Ade Ridder said. Puget Sound Energy and the American Red Cross will have booths set-up. People will be able to check out emergency kits and learn how to make a plan for their family during an earthquake. “The goal is to help people better understand the place where we live, and how we can be better stewards,” Ade Ridder said. Beach Watchers’ mission is to educate the public, Ade Ridder said. The Sound Waters event is a large fundraiser for Beach

Watchers because many of the funds that were available to them in the past are no longer there. Money raised will go to support the coordinator and keep programs going. Online registration opened Jan. 4 and continue through Jan. 25. Online registration takes priority, Ward said. People can try to register the day of, but they’ll have to take their chances on what classes are left. Class sizes are between 20-to-30 people. Everyone is able to attend the keynote speaker, Ward said. The first time Ward attended the event in 2011, the main topic was titled “Puget Sound: What’s In Our Water and Why Does It Matter?,” which was also known as “cinnamon and spice and things not so nice.” “Everything we eat ends up out there,” Ward said. “Everything you do on land effects the water.” Because of the popularity of the topic, it will be one of the returning classes this year. “It’s neat to be around 500 people who care about our waters,” Ward said. “It’s a buzz to have people who want to do something.”


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Squadron CO fired for racism, other misdeeds By JANIS REID Staff reporter

A commanding officer of one of Whidbey Island Naval Air Station’s squadrons was fired Wednesday for inappropriate racial comments and other misdeeds. Former skipper of Electronic Attack Squadron 140 Cmdr. Joe Martinez was fired by Capt. Terry Morris, commander of Carrier Air Wing 7. According to a Navy press release, Morris relieved Martinez “due to loss of confidence in his ability to command.” The investigation found Martinez willfully ignored Navy instructions, knowingly submitted officer Fitness Reports containing inaccurate information, made inappropriate racial comments, exercised undue influence on subordinates and made false or misleading statements, the Navy said. Cmdr. Scott Hardy, who

previously commanded VAQ136, has been named interim commanding officer. The VAQ-140 “Patriots,” based at NAS Whidbey Island, are assigned to Norfolk-based CVW-7 aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower. Martinez is a naval flight officer who enlisted in the Navy in 1988 and completed officer training followed by his graduation from the University of Oklahoma and commissioning in 1996. He completed flight training and was designated a NFO in 1998 and subsequently became an electronic countermeasures officer in the EA-6B Prowler. VAQ-140 is in the process of transitioning from the EA-6B to the EA-18G Growler. Martinez has commanded VAQ-140 since Nov. 2012 and now has been temporarily assigned to Electronic Attack Wing Pacific.


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The following items were selected from reports made to the Oak Harbor Police Department:

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 8 At 3:42 a.m., a caller reported an assault took place at a Southwest Erie Street business. At 2:40 p.m., a caller reported someone was giving cigarettes to minors at a Southeast Pioneer Way location. At 5:58 p.m., a caller reported her dog got stuck in a car seat. At 8:07 p.m., a caller reported a man yelling in the streets on Southeast Pioneer Way.

TUESDAY, JAN. 7 At 8:22 a.m., a caller reported a manhole cover laying in the roadway at the intersection of Highway 20 and Southeast 11th Avenue. At 5:51 p.m., a caller reported a woman shoplifted from a Highway 20 location. At 9:44 p.m., a caller reported a burglary at a Southwest Barrington Drive location.

MONDAY, JAN. 6 At 7:48 a.m., a caller reported a car accident at the intersection of Southwest Fort Nugent Avenue and

Southwest Nienhuis Street. At 10:30 a.m., a caller reported someone burglarized a Southeast Fourth Avenue home. At 1:15 p.m., a caller reported cars on Northwest Outrigger Loop were egged. At 2:51 p.m., a caller reported someone was spinning a car’s wheels in a Highway 20 parking lot. At 3:14 p.m., a Northwest Crosby Avenue resident reported a credit card theft. At 9:15 p.m., a Southwest Fairhaven Drive resident reported her vehicle was egged.

SUNDAY, JAN. 5 At 1:31 a.m. a caller reported a vehicle prowl at a Highway 20 location. At 8 a.m., a caller reported someone burglarized a Southwest Kimball Drive home. At 12:16 p.m., a caller reported someone stole a wallet from a customer at a Highway 20 business. At 8:41 p.m., a Southwest 10th Avenue resident reported her closet had been ransacked.

SATURDAY, JAN. 4 At 12:18 a.m., a caller reported someone broke into a vehicle at a Southeast Maylor Street location. At 12:33 a.m., a caller reported a man broke into a Northeast Fifth Avenue home.

At 11:17 a.m. a caller reported his wife drove a car over the curb and it was stuck at a Highway 20 location. At 10:46 p.m., a caller reported a vehicle on fire next to gas tanks at a Highway 20 location.

FRIDAY, JAN. 3 At 8:05 a.m., a caller reported someone stealing water from the city. The person recently got out of jail. At 11:08 a.m., a caller reported scrap metal stolen from a Southeast Midway Boulevard location. At 11:35 a.m., a caller reported someone stole a jacket from a Southwest Erie Street location. At 4:06 p.m., a caller reported someone was sleeping in a bus shelter on Southeast Bayshore Drive. At 5:25 p.m., a caller reported a car accident at the intersection of Highway 20 and Southeast Pioneer Way. At 6:17 p.m., a Southwest Eighth Avenue resident reported receiving a scam phone call. At 9:26 p.m., a caller reported people are digging underneath an empty trailer home at a Northwest Crosby Avenue location. At 10:45 p.m., a caller reported a truck was egged at a Northwest Second Avenue location. At 11:47 p.m., a Southeast Sixth Avenue resident reported seeing someone breaking into a car.


a week in advance. Both Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson and Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard, who meet monthly with Whidbey Island Naval Air Station commanding officer Capt. Mike Nortier, issued letters in recent weeks encouraging the Navy to consider the health and safety of the residents. Conard said Thursday that she’s encouraged by the conversations local officials have had with the Navy and their willingness to work around community schedules and give residents advance notice. “I’m not saying it’s going to make things easier for people,” Conard said. “But advance knowledge helps.” Nortier said he plans to continue to be open to comments and suggestions of the community. “We have built a solid working relationship with Mayor Conard and Commissioner Price Johnson,” Nortier said. “They present issues on behalf of their constituents, many of which we have found common ground on. I would characterize the discussions as an open dialogue where concerns are seen in a holistic fashion.” The meetings come in the wake of public criticism over the last year of the

Navy’s new EA-18G Growler, which is replacing the EA-6B Prowler. “The biggest thing is they are different,” Conard said. “The Growler sounds different for a number of reasons.” Conard said that the Navy’s mitigating measures are “only a small step” and she anticipates that there may be other ways the Navy can reduce the impact. At a recent meeting, Nortier addressed concerns that jets are dumping fuel

the meetings. Conard said that the offices of other state representatives are also kept up to date on local discussions. “I believe we’re building a relationship that is starting to bear a little fruit,” Price Johnson said Thursday. “The community is well served when community leaders can come to the table and have a dialog.” Price Johnson said that while she receives feedback from her constituents both

while in flight. Nortier said that fuel is only dumped in an emergency situation, and must be done by law at 8,000 feet or higher. Liquid seen falling from aircraft is likely contrails, he said, a condensation of water vapor that accumulates around wings and exhaust systems. In addition to local officials, Congressman Rick Larsen staffer Mike Schanche regularly attends

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supporting and criticizing the Navy, she sees the Navy’s commitment to keep touch-and-gos to the original 6,120 as a “positive step.” In addition, Price Johnson said she would like to see the Navy review its flight patterns at OLF to see if changes could help reduce

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Concerns lay in response to audit It’s no secret that many people in Island County, particularly those with a more conservative bent, are skeptical about the fare-free bus service provided by Island Transit. Some people see tax dollars being wasted to transport a handful of malefactors up and down the island. The same people are dubious about the new Island Transit facility on State Highway 20, which has been described as needlessly palatial digs. While such characterizations are unfair, Island Transit Executive Director Martha Rose must certainly be aware that the perception is out there. Which is why she must make a great effort to show the community that she’s accountable for every penny from taxpayers spent and that the transit operation is as efficient as possible. So it’s very disappointing that the state Auditor’s Office issued a finding against Island Transit for the second time. The Accountability Audit Report issued Dec. 30 states that transit officials “did not adequately monitor take home vehicles and fuel card use to ensure they are only used for official purposes.” Certain transit employees are allowed to drive vehicles home so they can respond to emergencies and service needs at all hours. They were supposed report mileage on a weekly basis, but the auditors found that only 11 of the 12 home vehicles tested didn’t report mileage every week. Employees with assigned vehicles didn’t document where they were driving the vehicle and for what purpose, the auditors reported. The issue was essentially the same finding auditors reported in 2011. Rose claimed she was surprised by the recent finding and said changes suggested by auditors had already been implemented. The fact that she was caught off guard is as troubling as the findings themselves. Findings identified in accountability audits can breed distrust in public agencies. And what about the board of directors for the Island County Public Transportation Benefit Area? The board is made up of elected officials from the county and the three municipalities on the island. They should also be held accountable for the findings. Rose has created a transit system that is, in many ways, a model for other agencies. She has shown that fare-free transit is actually more efficient and cost-effective than dealing with the complications of a system in which drivers have to collect loose change from riders. Going forward, Rose and the board of directors need to ensure that the operation is air tight from an auditor’s perspective. And a little public relations might help. Many people in the community don’t fully understand what Island Transit does or what it is. There’s a common misconception that it’s part of county government, when it’s an agency onto itself. Island Transit is planning an open house at the new facility in May. We encourage the community to attend.

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Company is enjoying ‘corporate welfare’ Editor, This letter is in response to Scott Vanderlinden’s letter to the editor, posted Jan. 2, entitled “Viewing government as a threat.” In his letter, Mr. Vanderlinden contends that the Boeing Co. lost a $4 billion contract to Brazil based on spying by the National Security Agency. No source was provided. Apparently, Mr. Vanderlinden forgot or is unaware that governments at the state and federal levels have provided Boeing witsh tax breaks and rebates in excess of $10.5 billion. In fact, though Boeing earned profits of more than $35 billion over the past decade, it saw a negative

income tax liability rate over the same time frame, thanks to taxpayersponsored corporate welfare. However, he then states that the United States Senate’s approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, surrenders legislative power over trade to multi-national corporations, thereby ostensibly allowing the market to self-regulate, and thereupon bases his claim that, “it’s little wonder that 72 percent (no source provided) of the American people view the federal government as a bigger threat to the future of the country than big business or big labor.” Mr. Vanderlinden initially contends that government involvement is costing big business — and by extension, the country — work. In the same breath, he derides the government’s surrender of control to big business via the TPP, thereby ostensibly placing the country at risk due to unfettered capitalism. It is for those reasons that he

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claims the majority of Americans feel government poses the biggest risk to our country. Problem is, that makes his argument self-contradicting in nature. He cannot have it both ways. In his Boeing example, government involvement in the market is derided. In his TPP example, government allowing the market to selfregulate, i.e. smaller government, is derided. Perhaps the biggest threat to this country isn’t the government or unregulated markets, but the untenable nature of ambivalence. In the interest of full disclosure, I am a civil servant. That said, I would cry all the way to the bank if the government took $4 billion from one of my hands while placing $10.5 billion in the other. I would then buy the bank. Oops. Time for my 15-minute break. Richard Johnston Douglas, Ariz.

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Thomas Henry Asmus

Thomas Henry Asmus, age 71, was called home to the Lord on Dec. 28, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Wyandotte, Mich., to Henry and Ruth Asmus. He was raised in Wyandotte, graduating from high school in 1960. Following graduation, Tom enlisted in the U.S. Navy at age 17 and began a 30-year military career. Tom was sent to Beeville, Texas and on to Memphis. His first duty station was Naval Air Station Whidbey. On his time off, Tom visited Cranberry Lake, where he met a young, single life guard, Sherry Halbert. Romance blossomed, and one year later, Tom and Sherry were married. Tom was transferred to Corpus Christi. Tom took advantage of the GI Bill and began flying lessons. He received his private pilot’s

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ties, including boating, water skiing, hunting and fishing, gardening and working as a silversmith. Tom’s greatest love was his family. Tom is survived by his wife Sherry at the family home; by his mother Ruth Asmus of Oak Harbor and by five children and their spouses: Dana Chambers (Richard) of Gig Harbor; Tanya Asmus of Mercer Island; Eric Asmus of Seattle; Susan Mays (Adrian) of Seattle and Chad Asmus (Kristen) of Charlotte, N.C.. Eight grandchildren also survive: Ashleigh Curdy (Bryant) of Pensacola, Fla.; Kaitlin Chambers-Mills (Joshua) of Beale AFB; Nicholas Chambers and Madeline Chambers of Gig Harbor; Isabella, Fletcher and Sophia Stribling of Mercer Island; and Indigo Mays of Seattle. One sister, Judy Western (Phillip) of Port Charlotte, Fla., also survives. Memorial services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Whidbey Presbyterian Church, Oak Harbor with Pastor Hallack Greider officiating. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences utilizing the Book of Memories hosted by Wallin Funeral Home at


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Harold Richard Crawford

Harold Richard (Dick) Crawford, born Dec. 3, 1936, in Seattle, passed away Jan. 3, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham. Harold married Karen Anderson on Nov. 30, 1957. He joined the Marines and did a tour in Vietnam from 1965 to 1966 and used the GI Bill to get a degree in business administration and retired after 20 years with the Marine Corp. One of his passions was to travel, and he and his wife Karen RV’d for 30 years. He retired in Edmonds, Wash., then moved to Oak Harbor in 2000. He was a member of the VFW, DAV (life member) and Marine Corp League. He is survived his wife

Karen of Oak Harbor; two children, daughter Terry Crawford of Oak Harbor, and son Harold R. (Skip) Crawford of Kenai, Alaska; three granddaughters, Alicia Hawkins, Melissa Velchek and Shelby Davis; four great-grandchildren, Niko Hawkins, Lily Hawkins, Nolan Hawkins and Kristina Davis; in-laws Marv and Lee Anderson; and sister-in-law Karan Queair. He was preceded in death by his parents Scotty and Alice Crawford and his brother Edward Queair. The family wishes to thank St. Joseph Hospital, Dr. John MacGregor, Hillary RN and Dr. Christopher Bibby. Memorial services were held 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 10 at the Knights of Columbus, 3259 Old Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. The family suggests donations to Disabled American Veterans Chapter 47, 260 W. Pioneer Way, Seaplane Base, Oak Harbor, WA 98278. Call 360-257-4801. Arrangements by Burley Funeral Chapel.

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Virginia (Crewes) Schaub

Loving mother and grandmother Virginia Ann (Crewes) Schaub passed away suddenly at home in Oak Harbor on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, from heart failure. She was born Virginia Ann Sutherland in Ettersburg, Calif., on Jan. 13, 1925, the youngest of nine children of Dora and Robert Sutherland. Her parents operated a shake mill in the Redwoods of Northern California, and Virginia graduated from high school in Rio Dell, and then moved to San Francisco during World War II to work as a telephone operator. She met Jim Crewes at a USO dance there and they were married soon after, just prior to Jim, a Navy CPO, being sent back out to war. Together they raised four daughters throughout being stationed at Seattle; Honolulu, Hawaii; Alameda, Calif.; and Oak Harbor. Virginia was a long-time member of the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church and the North Whidbey Riding Club, spending many hours helping at the North Whidbey Stampede, helping her husband with his business, Jim’s Garage, and being a devoted mother to four daughters, all of whom graduated from Oak Harbor High School.

In 1970, the winning Whidbey News-Times’ Mother’s Day letter contest for “My Mom is the Greatest” was penned by youngest daughter Bonnie in honor of her mother, then Virginia Crewes, which noted her vitality, her smile and her love of life. That same year, the Seattle Times included their newly finished log home on Swantown Road in a Sunday pictorial spread, of which Virginia was very proud. Virginia worked at the Whidbey Naval Air Station as a civil servant until her retirement in 1982. After Virginia and Jim divorced, Virginia married Bob Schaub, a retired Navy Commander. They spent many years traveling and boating around the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean and overseas,until ill health prevented Bob from further travel. Virginia learned how to scuba dive after retiring and loved to dive in Baja and Florida. Although dementia had dimmed her memory over the past few years, she was able to spend her last weeks of life visiting her beloved daughters and their families in both Oregon and Washington, and watching the Space Needle fireworks display on TV with her daughter Jamie, who cared for her along with granddaughter Tia Casimire in Oak Harbor. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, all eight siblings: brothers Robert, Ben and Ray, and sisters Helen, Dorothy, Florence, Frances and Barbara; her daughter Nance Dawn Jordan; and, recently, her husband Bob Schaub. She is survived by her daughters Joyce (Hal) Pawson of Portland, Ore., Jamie (Gary) Boyer of Oak Harbor and Bonnie (Peter) Rice of Maple Valley, Wash.; nine grandchildren; and

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20 great-grandchildren, as well as step-daughter Sandy Maurinas and her family in New York State. A combined burial service for Virginia and Bob Schaub will be performed at the Tahoma National Cemetery in Covington, Wash., at a later date. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences in the Book of Memories hosted by Wallin Funeral Home at www.



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Eileen M. Severns

Eileen M. Severns passed away with her family by her side on Dec. 28, 2013. She will be deeply missed by her son Bob Severns, sister Elizabeth Plant and many family members and wonderful friends who were there until the end. Eileen was born Aug. 5, 1921. She met and married Tom, the love of her life, who preceded her in death as did their daughter Janet at the age of 15. Eileen believed in the efforts of hard work, and she retired as a claims adjuster for Safeco Insurance Company while also raising her family and working the small family farm. She enjoyed the Oak Harbor Senior Center where she participated in wood carving and pinochle on a regular basis. She was an avid fan of the Mariners and Seahawks. A private family service and life celebration will be held to join Eileen’s remains with her husband and daughter. In lieu of flowers, dona-

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Betsy Lue Summers

Betsy Summers of Coupeville died peacefully with her husband and children at her side on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, four days shy of her 62nd wedding anniversary with her kind and caring husband, F.L. (Von) Summers. Devoted to her family, Betsy’s favorite times were in the company of her extended family, and the more at once, the merrier. She was a master story-teller and would read, with distinct character voices, classic children’s stories to three young generations: her children, her grandchildren, and, most recently, her great-grandchildren. Literature, the love of words and story-telling would be a hallmark of her life. Betsy Lue Holmes was born on Aug. 22, 1929, in Wheaton, Ill., to parents Harold and Evelyn Holmes. She was the youngest of three daughters. Raised in a home full of books, Betsy would graduate from Colorado College in 1951 with a degree in English literature with plans to become a teacher. Those plans were put on hold when she visited the home of her aunt and uncle in Portland during spring break of her senior year. There she met a young lieutenant in the Air Force and (in what is described by her children as a whirlwind romance) fell in love with her future husband Von after one short week. As their romance developed through letters, plans for Betsy to join Von (who was stationed in England) concluded when she traveled by ship to London the

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next fall to be married in December of 1951. After their first son Ross was born in England, they decided to move back to the states to raise a family. Settling in California long enough to have their first daughter Joel, they returned to Portland and had two more children, Von and Robyn. While her husband attended to work, Betsy attended to raising the children with great distinction. She was a kind, caring and loving mother who ruled the roost with a calm but firm demeanor. Sensing that TV had an unwanted influence in her children’s development, she chose not to repair the family TV when a tube burnt out and decided that nightly stories read to all four children would be the backbone of family entertainment. As the children grew, she would have them select their favorite books for her to read. She instilled a love of theater, music and literature in all of her children. With her children in college, Betsy decided to pursue her love of story telling by earning a master’s degree in values from the San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1985. Her thesis was “The Use of Stories and Story Telling in the Pediatric Hospital Setting.” She put that experience to work by telling stories to young patients at Portland’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Shriners Hospital for Children. With their children settled with families of their own, Betsy and Von decided to move to Whidbey Island for their retirement, making their new home a gathering place for family and friends. She also made the island her home. A woman of strong faith, she became an active member of the Whidbey Presbyterian Church, became a counselor with the Stephen Ministries and served as the President of the Whidbey Island General Hospital Foundation. Betsy will be deeply missed by those she loved. She is survived by her husband Francis Lavon (Von); her children Ross (Colleen) Summers, Joel (Greg) Rasmussen, Von (Barbara) Summers and Robyn (Geoff) Biglow; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A memorial service to celebrate Betsy’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Whidbey Presbyterian Church in Oak Harbor. Remembrances to Whidbey Island General Hospital Foundation at P.O. Box 641, Coupeville, WA 98239, or the Whidbey Presbyterian Church in Oak

Harbor. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and offer condolences on their website at www.wallinfuneralhome. com


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Marie Paule Combettes

Marie Paule Combettes died Jan. 4, 2014, at Careage of Whidbey at the age of 91. She was born Nov. 13, 1922, in Bayonne, France, to Alexander and Clemence Pinsolle. She was married to renowned chef Jean Paul Combettes in Montpellier, France, on March 4, 1948. The first daughter, Muriel, was born with a critical heart condition, which the French doctors were unable to care for, so Jean Paul sold everything and brought his family to the United States and the Cleveland Clinic. Two years and two heart surgeries later, Muriel was on the road to recovery. In 1954, the family moved to San Francisco, where Jean Paul served as a chef at the Saint Francis Hotel. Marie was a stay-at-home mother, caring for her family. In 1960, the family took up residence in Reno, Nev. In 1976, the family arrived in Oak Harbor, where Jean Paul served as chef for Kasteel Franssen. Jean Paul died in 2007. With failing health, Marie moved to Careage of Whidbey. Marie is survived by three children, Muriel O’Brien of Tacoma, Audrey Combettes of Mount Vernon and John Combettes of Cape Coral, Fla.; and by two siblings, Simone Pinsolle of Bayonne, France, and Jean Pinsolle of Marson, France. Funeral Mass for Marie Combettes was celebrated at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Oak Harbor, with Rev. Paul Pluth, JCL as Celebrant on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Rites of Committal followed at Maple Leaf Cemetery with a reception in the Parish Hall. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences using the Book of Memories hosted by Wallin Funeral Home at www.wallinfuneralhome. com


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The Coupeville boys (1 p.m.) and girls (3 p.m.) basketball teams play at home Saturday, Jan. 11.

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Wildcat boys win overtime thriller By JIM WALLER Sports editor

It took some extra time, but the Oak Harbor boys basketball team won its second consecutive game by nipping visiting Marysville Getchell 55-49 in overtime Tuesday, Jan. 7. The first part of overtime was all Oak Harbor. Drew Washington snagged the tip and raced to the hoop for two points. Zach Gibbs then scored off an offensive rebound. After Getchell converted two free throws, Washington scored twice more and the ‘Cats led 49-43 to wrestle control. In all, Washington scored 11 of Oak Harbor’s 14 points in overtime and finished with a team-high 22 points. Early in the game, Oak Harbor went up 19-10 after hitting five consecutive three-pointers, two by Elijah Smith and three by Washington. The Chargers steadily came back, eventually taking a 29-25 lead in the third quarter. The lead switched hands several times in the fourth quarter, and the Wildcats had the last possession in regulation but couldn’t convert. Oak Harbor has now won two straight after dropping the first eight games. In both wins, the Wildcats controlled the boards, this time outrebounding Marysville Getchell 48-34 and allowing only nine offensive rebounds.

Washington and Groenig scooped up 12 rebounds each, Gibbs had eight and Harris seven. Washington also had five assists, three blocks and two steals. Gibbs had 13 points, Harris eight, Groenig six and Smith six. Both teams were content with firing from long range. They combined to shoot 111 shots, and nearly half, 55, were from beyond the arc. Oak Harbor hit seven of 27 three-pointers, 25.9 percent; and Getchell was 7-for28, 25 percent. Overall, Oak Harbor shot 32.7 percent (17-for-52) and Getchell 35.6 percent (21-for-59). Coach Mike Washington acknowledged the play was sloppy at times but “a win is a win.” He said, with a lack of depth, his players get tired, which leads to physical and mental mistakes. “It was one of those weird games,” Washington said. “We couldn’t really get into our offense and sets because it was a transition game.” Oak Harbor (2-2, 2-8) travels to Shorewood (3-1, 8-3) at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14. Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times

Right: Oak Harbor’s Drew Washington throws a behind-the-back pass in the Wildcats’ win Tuesday.


The Coupeville High School girls basketball team played a good first half, but Sultan played an even better second half to escape with a 40-37 win over the visiting Wolves Tuesday, Jan. 7 After holding the Turks to only eight first-half points and leading 20-8 after two quarters, Coupeville crumbled under Sultan’s second-half pressure. Sultan outscored the Wolves 14-4 in the third quarter, taking the lead for a moment before Coupeville recovered to go up 24-22 heading into the final period. In the final seconds, the Wolves were able to put up three three-point shots, but all were near misses and the Turks escaped with the comeback win. Amanda Fabrizi tallied 11 points, Maddi Strasburg nine, Bree Messner six, Makana Stone six, Julia Myers three and Hailey Hammer two.

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Mount Vernon Christian (11-1) comes to Coupeville (2-2, 5-3) for a nonleague game at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.

Wolves fall short Withstanding a 32-point fourth quarter by the Coupeville High School boys basketball team, Sultan defeated the host Wolves 91-80 Tuesday, Jan. 7. The win helped the Turks (3-1, 6-2) remain in a first-place tie with Cedarcrest atop the Cascade Conference standings. Six times this season Sultan has scored at least 70 points. Coupeville trailed by 30 points heading into the fourth quarter but wasn’t about the give in. Led by 16 points by Nick Streubel, the Wolves didn’t allow the Turks to coast through the final period. The game was spirited and chippy, and each team picked up a technical foul along the way.

Streubel ended with 18 points, Wiley Hesselgrave 16, Anthony Bergeron 14, Joel Walstad 11, Gavin O’Keefe nine, Morgan Payne seven and Aaron Trumbull five. Coupeville (0-4, 1-7) hosts Mount Vernon Christian (6-6) in a nonleague game at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.

Wrestlers win 2 The Oak Harbor High School wrestling team defeated Shorewood 43-18 and host Shorecrest 47-28 Tuesday, Jan 7. Non-forfeit Wildcat winners against Shorewood were Jeremy Vester, Mark Johnston, Sebastian Ceaser, Kekai Tarrant, Matt Zafra, Jacob Dugin, Tyler Adamson and Christian Bertram. Winners against Shorewood included Jahleel Vester, Johnston, Tarrant, Zafra, Bertram and Carl Caidic. Oak Harbor (4-1) goes to Marysville-Pilchuck (2-3) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16.

MG makes history The Marysville Getchell High School girls basketball team made school history Wednesday by defeating visiting Oak Harbor 57-42. The league victory was the Chargers (1-3, 3-7) first since joining the Western Conference three years ago. The Wildcats were up 14-13 after the first quarter, then Getchell pulled away from there. The Chargers lead 34-30 at the half and 48-38 after three quarters. Annie Leete and Jinai Guzman led Oak Harbor with 13 and 11 points. Julie Jansen added eight, Hayley Lundstrom five, Kenna Prosch four and Deja Bunch one. The Wildcats (0-4, 0-10) host Shorewood (1-3, 7-4) at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15.

Swimmers lose Defending 4A state swim champion Kamiak High School is flexing its muscles again this winter as the Knights upped their season

record to 5-0 by defeating visiting Oak Harbor 127-56 Thursday, Jan. 9. The Wildcats won only three of the 12 events: Caley Powers, 50 freestyle, 22.89; Joe Gorman, 500 free, 5:24.65; and Cedric Cabigting, 100 backstroke, 1:01.76. Powers added a 3A statequalifying time while placing third in the 100 butterfly (55.02). Oak Harbor (3-2) meets Stanwood (1-3) at John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13.

Signups begin North Whidbey Little League will be at the Oak Harbor Middle School gym 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, to take registrations for the 2014 season. Forms are available on the league website (www. northwhidbeylittleleague. org) and at McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King, Dairy Queen and Big 5. Save $10 by registering by Feb. 1. Call 360-679-1522 for more information.

The look of the Western Conference, Oak Harbor High School’s athletic league, will change next school year. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced the new school enrollments this week, and three Wesco schools will drop from 4A to 3A with the new counts. The Cascade Conference, Coupeville’s league, will remain the same, though Sultan will shift from 2A to 1A. The WIAA collects enrollments every two years and adjustments are made among its member schools and leagues based upon those numbers. The largest 64 schools are placed into 4A, the next 64 are 3A and so forth through the six classifications. Schools can choose to go up one classification. For every school that opts up, one is pushed down to keep the divisions the same size. Wesco’s Arlington, Edmonds-Woodway and Lynnwood will move from 4A to 3A next fall. The remaining eight 4A schools will form one division. The 13 3A schools will be divided into two divisions. Those divisions have not been announced, but most likely Oak Harbor, Stanwood, Arlington, Everett, Mar ysvillePilchuck and Marysville Getchell will form the Wesco 3A North. Marysville Getchell will be the largest 3A school in the state with 1,252 students. Oak Harbor is 14th with 1,165 students. The eight-team Cascade Conference will have four 2A schools, Cedarcrest (691 students), Lakewood (554), Granite Falls (491) and Archbishop Murphy (369, opt up). The 1A schools include Coupeville (225), Sultan (428), South Whidbey (398) and King’s (368). Coupeville is the smallest 1A school in the state, one student away from being 2B.



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Once popular high school choir concert moving to Elks Lodge in hopes to restore intimate setting By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

When Tiffany Andrukat was 10 or 11, she remembers watching her older sister perform in a choir concert at Oak Harbor High School at a time before the school’s major remodel. She remembers sitting at a table in the old Parker Hall and the sweet feeling she got when Jessica Andrukat, her sister, approached. “My sister got to serve me cheesecake,” Tiffany said. “It was real hands-on. It was very personal. It had an impression on me joining choir.” It is that sort of intimate experience that Darren McCoy is hoping to recapture when the high school’s Cupid Song concert is performed at a new venue next month.

McCoy, the high school’s choral director, is moving the annual Valentine’s celebration and choir club fundraiser from the Student Union Building to the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge and changing a couple of other details in hopes to restore the event to its past popularity. McCoy said the Student Union Building is great for stage performances, however, Cupid Song is both concert and dessert, with choir students serving food as well as musical notes. “This concert used to be a big deal in the community,” McCoy said. Cupid Song will be performed on consecutive nights, Feb. 21-22, both starting at 6:30 p.m. The Elks Lodge is located at 155 N.E. Ernst St.,

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Celine Gross, left, listens as Tiffany Andrukat sings during choir class at Oak Harbor High School Wednesday. Andrukat, a senior, is the high school’s choir club president. The club is moving its Cupid Song concert to the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge Feb. 21-22. win Oak Harbor. McCoy said in past years, the event was so anticipated that people would begin asking about tickets in November for fear it would sell out. So he wanted to find a smaller venue, where audi-

From left, Chase Powell, Alex Tucker, Tyler Booher, Patrick Punch and Garrett Stahl belt out notes during an advanced choir class at Oak Harbor High School.

Relay for Life kickoff rally next week Organizers for the Relay for Life of Whidbey Island are staging their annual kickoff rally at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Oak Harbor

Elks Lodge. The public is invited to attend the event, which is themed “Carnival of Hope.” The rally will include dem-

onstrations and tips by the Whidbey Island Jugglers. There also will be balloon animals and popcorn provided. The Relay for Life, an

ences could sit at tables, to rekindle the more intimate experience the unique event once was. The concerts will be performed by about 100 of Oak Harbor High School’s advanced choir students and will raise money for the school’s choir club. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered by sending an email to oakharborchoirs@gmail. com, or by calling 360-2795829. Among those singing will be Tiffany Andrukat, now 17, a senior and choir club president at the high school. “It’s kind of a good memory,” she said of the event. Each night, Cupid Song will be performed in two acts with choir students serving cheesecake during the intermission. In addition to dessert, hors d’oeurves will be served. Food will be catered by the Elks, McCoy said. “We’re hoping to pack the house,” McCoy said. “The last couple of years, attendance has been pretty good. We’ve sold at least 150 tickets,

usually each night. “By moving it to the Elks Lodge, we can get back to the original feeling of sit down, enjoy some food and watch a show. It will be the first time in about six years that we’ve had that ability.” The change doesn’t come without hurdles. For one, a piano must be transported. “We have a lot of guys,” Andrukat said. Savannah Wilson, vice president of the school’s choir club, said McCoy does most of the heavy lifting with the program. “I can’t imagine even attempting to do all the hard work he does,” she said. “He puts his heart and soul into his job.” Oak Harbor’s choir students have a reputation for excellence at the high school. Last March, two of the high school’s premier choral groups, the Harbor Singers and Treble Choir, earned the highest ratings possible at a district choral festival in Bellingham. A boys choir also was

started last year and there are more boys in choir this year than ever before, McCoy said. Last year, choir students also took a trip to DisneyLand and performed more for students at lunch and during assemblies, on top of traditional concerts. “Last year’s success made people feel that choir is cool,” sophomore Katie Lof said.

American Cancer Society fundraiser, is scheduled to take place May 30-31 at North Whidbey Middle School in Oak Harbor. Leandra Reuble, chairperson for this year’s Whidbey Island event, said that goals for 2014 are to recruit 83

teams and attempt to raise $180,000. She said another goal is to sell 1,500 luminary bags. Last year, the Relay for Life event in Oak Harbor had 75 teams that raised $158,499. Reuble estimated that about 2,000 people partici-

pated last year. The rally next week will include a slide show presentation featuring cancer survivors by luminary chairperson Sheila Martin. Also, top fundraisers from last year will be recognized with certificates.

Darren McCoy, high school choral director, wants to make Cupid Song a big deal in the community again.


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Saturday Jan. 11

Legislative Brunch, League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island, 9:30 a.m., Jan. 11, Whidbey Golf Club, 2430 S.W. Fairway Lane, Oak Harbor. Speakers will be Sen. Barbara Bailey and Representatives Norma Smith and Dave Hayes. Cost $20. Checks may be sent by Jan. 6 to LWV, P.O. Box 1933, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, or you may pay at the door. 360-675-5596. Closet design workshop, 10-11:30 a.m., Jan. 11, The Home Depot, Oak Harbor. Learn how to design and build a custom closet in your home. Free. IDIPIC North Whidbey DUI/Underage Drinking prevention panel, 12:45 p.m., Jan. 11, Oak Harbor Library conference room 137. Open to all; no late admittance. Required by local driving school for driver’s education student and parent. 360-6728219, or Acting auditions, 1-5 p.m., Jan. 11, Whidbey Playhouse Star Studio, Oak Harbor. The Whidbey Playhouse will hold auditions for the musical “1776” Jan. 11 and again from 6-9 p.m. Jan. 12 at the playhouse, 730 S.E. Midway Blvd. Call-backs, if needed, will be 6 p.m. Jan. 14. The show, directed by Gaye Litka, will run weekends during the month of April. Whidbey Asperger’s family support group meeting, 1 p.m., Jan. 11, Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland. For those who have Asperger’s Syndrome (within the autistic spectrum of disorders), high school aged and older. All parents and caretakers of Asperger’s children of any ages are encouraged to come. Meetings are held the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. 360-221-7972. Food forest work party, noon-2 p.m., Jan. 11, Bayshore Drive, next to Hal Ramally Park, Oak Harbor. Volunteer work party to meet every Saturday at noon to help prepare for the Spin Cafe’s permaculture food forest community garden downtown. Efforts will include soil building using cardboard, compost and leaves, as well as planning for cob wall workshops and planning plantings of fruit and nut trees and the rest of the forest. Public welcome to join efforts.

Sunday Jan. 12

Island Consort performance, 2-4 p.m., Jan. 12, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley. Members of Island Consort perform an afternoon of chamber music with works by Handel, Mozart, Schubert and both Robert and Clara Schumann. Under the artistic direction of Sheila Weidendorf. $15 adults, $10 youth. 360-3215294, or

Monday Jan. 13

Monday Morning Knitters, 10 a.m., Jan. 13, Oak Harbor Library. Share knowledge and build skills in the supportive atmosphere of the library’s Center for Lifelong Learning. Beginners, please bring a pair of No. 8 or No. 9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. 360-675-5115, or Kindle Basics, Downloading free eBooks, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Jan. 13, Coupeville Library. Learn how to download free OverDrive eBooks from the library to your Kindle device. For a fully interactive experience bring your library card number and fully-charged Kindle, along with its USB cable. You will also need your Amazon login and password. Space is limited. Please pre-register at or call 678-4911. Camera class, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Jan. 13, Coupeville Library. Introductory class with local photographer Dave Sharpe, who will help you set up your new camera to make great images. Learn about ISO, aperture, white balance and other settings your camera has available to you. 360-678-4911, or

Tuesday Jan. 14

Oak Harbor Garben Club monthly meeting, 9:30 a.m.12:30 p.m., Jan. 14, Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church, 1050 S.E. Ireland St. Cathy Rooks will lead program “Making Your Ornamental Garden Beautiful and Tasty too.” Rooks is a lifelong gardener with degrees in ornamental horticulture and landscape design. She will share information on her active role in the City of Langley beautification project. 360-6787056. Toddler story time, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Jan. 14, Oak Harbor Library. Program for children ages 24 - 36 months. Playtime or craft follows. Caregiver is required. Also takes place at same time Jan. 21 and Jan. 28. 360-6755115, or Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers club meeting, 1-3 p.m., Jan. 14, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue station, 2720 Heller Road, Oak Harbor. Teru Lundstren will talk about the value of life review. Public welcome. Refreshments and drawings. For more information, contact Ruth Hancock at 360-675-4086, or

Wednesday Jan. 15

Baby story time, 10:30 a.m., Jan. 15, Oak Harbor Library. Program for newborns through 24 months. Caregiver is required. Also takes place at same time Jan. 22 and Jan. 29. 360-675-5115, or

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING : Island County Historical Society is holding its annual membership meeting, 1-3 p.m., Jan. 28 at the Coupeville Library. Several new board members will be elected, and a report on museum business in 2013 will be featured. For more information, call 360-678-3310, or go to WWW.WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM United Way of Island County board meeting, 3:30 p.m., Jan. 15, Whidbey Island Bank conference room, 450 S.W. Bayshore Dr., Oak Harbor. 360-675-1778. Meet the author, 5-6 p.m., Jan. 15, Coupeville Library. Coupeville resident Ann Gerike will present her newly published book, “About Face: World War I Facial Injury and Reconstruction.” Book sales and signing to follow. 360678-4911, or Literature and Laughter book group: “The Newlyweds,” 6:15 p.m., Jan. 15, Coupeville Library. Share your love of reading with this lively group. 360678-4911, or Relay for Life kickoff rally, 6:30 p.m., Jan. 15, Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Theme for rally is “Carnival of Hope” with jugglers, balloon animals, popcorn and lots of interaction in the agenda. Public welcome for this annual kickoff for Relay for Life of Whidbey Island, an American Cancer Society fundraiser set to start at 6 p.m. May 30 and continues May 31 at North Whidbey Middle School in Oak Harbor. Roller Girls boot camp orientation, 7-9 p.m., Jan. 15, Roller Barn, 920 N.E. Barron Dr., Oak Harbor. The Whidbey Island Roller Girls are holding an informational meeting regarding the upcoming “Fresh Meat Boot Camp” that starts in February. The camp is a 10-week course for those interested in learning how to play roller derby. No skating skills are necessary to apply. Women age 18 and older are eligible to participate in the sport. Men may participate as referees and non-skating officials., www.

Thursday Jan. 16

Veteran’s Coffee Club meeting, 9 a.m., Jan. 16, Harbor Tower Village, 100 E. Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor. Meets every Thursday. Join fellow local veterans for coffee and baked goods. 360-6752569. Preschool storytime, 9:30 a.m., Jan. 16, Oak Harbor Library. Program for ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver is required. Also takes place at same time Jan. 23 and Jan. 30. 360-675-5115, or www.sno-isle. org Celebrate the Spirit of Writing, 3 p.m., Jan. 16, Oak Harbor Library. Join winners of Whidbey Island Writers Association Spirit of Writing Contest as they read from their new anthology, “In the Spirit of Writing 2013.” Programs are one hour, with refreshments and an opportunity to meet the authors afterward. Event is free and open to the public and is supported by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. 360-6755115, or

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Friday Jan. 17

Island Beach Access monthly public meeting, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Jan. 17, Freeland Library. Find out what is happening at your public beaches and their access points. Help us make sure these access points remain open so that future generations will still be able to enjoy their public beaches. info@, or www.

Saturday Jan. 18

Memoir writing, Telling Your Story: A Quick Introduction to Writing Memoir, 10 a.m.noon, Jan. 18, Langley Library. Do you have a story to tell? In this fun class, Margaret Bendet will show you how to write with ease as you explore your own personal stories. Bendet is a professional writer and editor who also creates personal and family memoirs as a hobby. Class size is limited; please pre-register. 360-221-4383. Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Jan. 18, Clinton Community Hall. Find thousands of books at bargain prices. New fiction and nonfiction added each month. Proceeds benefit the Clinton Library. Donations of quality books are always appreciated and may be dropped off at the Clinton Library or the book sale. Free to attend. Books sell for three for $1 - $2 with some books priced higher. 360-341-4280, or Robotics class, 2-4 p.m., Jan. 18, Oak Harbor Library. Oak Harbor High School Robotics Club members share their know-how with students ages 8-12 with an adult. Learn what it takes to create rotbots and make a Brushbot to take home. Free. 360-675-5115. 2014 Ebey’s Forever Grant Workshop, 9:30-11 a.m., Jan. 18, Coupeville Library. If you own one of the many historically significant buildings within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, you’re encouraged to attend a workshop on how to apply for a 2014 Ebey’s Forever grant. You’ll find out the how the grant works and what it means for your historically significant building. Hosted by the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing NHR, this is a free workshop and open to the public. 360-678-6084, or

Tuesday Jan. 21

Whidbey Island Camera Club meeting, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 21, Skagit Valley College Oak Harbor campus. All family and friends are welcome. The theme is “Fellowship;” please bring two-to-three art pieces that reflect fellowship. Whidbey Island Camera Club, a community club, is open to the public. If you have questions,

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Thursday Jan. 23

Coupeville Lions Club blood drive, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Jan. 23, Coupeville United Methodist Church, 608 N. Main St. One pint of blood can save three lives. To donate, just drop in or schedule an appointment: DonorSched@psbc. org. For more info, call Sue Hartin at 503-789-3595 or 360-678-4105. Saratoga Chamber orchestra preview, 2 p.m., Jan. 23, Freeland Library. Attend for an opportunity to meet Chao Li, one of three finalists for the position of artistic director and conductor of the Saratoga Chamber Orchestra will give a talk about the upcoming “Brahms No. 1” concert in an informal meet and greet with the community. The concert will feature music of Puccini, Chausson and Brahms with guest soloist Whidbey’s own Gloria Ferry-Brennan on violin. Free. 360-331-7323, or Holland-American Koffie Klets group meeting, 3-5 p.m., Jan. 23, San Remo Restaurant, Oak Harbor. Meeting for those interested in sharing stories about Dutch heritage. 360-675-2552 or email

Friday Jan. 24

Art lesson, Introduction to Encaustic Painting, 1 p.m., Jan. 24, Freeland Library. Encaustic artist Ron Ward will introduce tools and demonstrate the methods for creating in this unique medium. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand as well. Space is limited, so please preregister. Free. 360-331-7323, or Star Party, begins at dark, Jan. 24, Fort Nugent Park, 2075 S.W. Fort Nugent Road, Oak Harbor. Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, planets and nebulas at this free public Star Party hosted by the Island County Astronomical Society. No telescope is needed and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Be sure and dress warmly and note that the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. 360-679-7664, or, or www.icas Ways of Whales workshop, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Jan. 25, Coupeville Middle School Performing Arts Center. Join Orca Network for the annual Ways of Whales workshop on Whidbey Island. The 2014 Ways of Whales workshop will focus on endangered Southern Resident orcas and the endangered salmon they depend upon for survival. More information and registration available on the website. $30, or $25 senior/student. 360-331-3543, or

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William ‘Skip’ Augle

William Joseph “Skip” Augle, age 67, died suddenly at his home in Oak Harbor on Jan. 1, 2014. Skip was born June 6, 1946 in Chicago, Ill. to William and Mary Augle. He grew up in Honey Creek, Wis., attending elementary school and completing high school in Burlington, Wis. During the summer months, he worked on many of the area farms. Following graduation from high school, Skip enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving more than 30 years and retiring as a master chief avionics technician (E-9). The Navy sent him to Great Lakes Training Center and then school at Pensacola and Memphis. In 1967, he arrived at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. He returned to B School in Memphis in 1970 and 1971. Then it was back to Whidbey, where he spent the next 21 years. Skip retired on Oct. 1, 1995. Following retirement, Skip went to work for the Oak Harbor School District

as a maintenance worker and then began work as a Security Officer at the Texaco Refinery in Anacortes, a position he held until retirement in June of 2013. Skip had a passion for playing golf. He also enjoyed working in his yard, caring for his two cats and feeding the wild birds. The most important thing in Skip’s life was his wife Colleen. He loved spending time with her, taking weekend trips and going to the movies. His heart was broken when Colleen died, also on Jan. 1, two years ago. Skip is survived by two sisters, Sharon Augle and Roberta Augle, both of Honey Creek, Wis. and by two brothers, Pat Augle of Elkhorn, Wis. and Michael Augle and wife Sherry of Clairmont, Fla. He was preceded in death by one sister Terry Bobula. Funeral services for William Augle were held on Friday, Jan. 10 at the Bible Baptist Church, Oak Harbor with Pastor Robert Sargent officiating. Graveside ser vices followed at Maple Leaf Cemetery with Pastor Tim Geist officiating. Full military honors were provided by the NAS Whidbey Island Honor Guard. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences utilizing the Book of Memories hosted by Wallin Funeral Home at www.wallinfuneral


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CHINA CITY. NOW HIRING ALL POSITIONS. Freeland and Oak Harbor. Must be reliable, flexible, energetic and a quick learner. Stop by 33185 State Route 20, Oak Harbor or 1804 Scott Rd, Freeland.

CIRCULATION ASSISTANT is being sought by the Whidbey News-Times for 32 hours per week. Must be a team player and work independently in the office and in the field. Hours vary and inc l u d e s o m e S a t u r d ay h o u r s. C o m p u t e r a n d basic office skills required. Duties also include occasional delivery of papers and small maintenance projects. Must be able to read and follow maps for route deliveries and lift up to 40 lbs. Current WSDL and reliable, insured vehicle are required. This position includes benefits; health insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick, and 401k. Email or mail resume with cover letter to or mail to Human Resources Dept., Sound PublishingJ Inc., 11323 Commando Rd. W, Suite 1, Everett, WA 98204 CITY OF OAK HARBOR Executive Assistant $4153-$5107/mo DOQ + benefits. Assistant to Mayor. Provide info to the public, asst w/meeting & budget prep, records, research & analysis. Work with City depts & Council. BA/BS, 5 yrs Sr mgmt support exp & municipal experie n c e p r e fe r r e d . Pa s s background & dr ivers record checks. See job desc, reqs & quals online at Apply by 9pm 1/24/14 EEO

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Clinician II (41601) – FT (40 hrs/wk) in Mount Vernon on the Program for Asser tive Community Treatment (PACT) team. Clinician II serves on an interdisciplinary team providing case management, treatment planning, and crisis support and intervention services. Position wor ks to suppor t participants with severe m e n t a l h e a l t h n e e d s. Po s i t i o n r e q u i r e s a MA/MS in psychology, social work, or human services with at least two years of intensive outpatient case and crisis management experience with adults. LMHC strongly preferred. MHP eligible and Agency Affiliated Counselor required. Must be able to work in an on-call rotation and be comfortable working in at-risk situat i o n s ( h o m e l e s s n e s s, drug use, suicidal and other crisis-based behavior) and making team-based clinical decisions. Clinician II (93000/95000) – FT (40 hrs/wk) in Coupeville. Provides primary clinical therapy, case management and/or group treatment in various settings (i.e. home, school, respite, residential and/or clinic) to mental health clients and their families. Qualification: MA Degree in counseling or one of the social sciences. 2 years mental health exp. MHP. Registered in WA State. Valid WSDL w/insurable driving record. Union membership required. Wage is DOE + excellent benefits. Visit our website at to learn more about our open positions and to apply. Send résumé and cover letter to EOE.

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Coupeville specialist office. Typing and computer skills required. Pay and benefits DOE. Resume and cover letter to PO Box 456 Coupeville 98239, or

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LEGAL NOTICE ISLAND TRANSIT BOARD MEETING The next scheduled monthly business meeting of the Island Transit Board of Directors is on F r i d a y, J a n u a r y 1 7 , 2014, at 9:30 AM, at Island Transit’s Main Base Facilities, 19758 SR20, Coupeville WA. Accommodations made available upon advance request for communications assistance. The meeting room is accessible and open to the public. For more information, please call (360) 678-7771. Legal No. 535490 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. January 11, 15, 2014.

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE OF THE PORT DISTRICT OF SOUTH WHIDBEY ISLAND’S COMPREHENSIVE SCHEME 2013-2019 PUBLIC HEARING AND REGULAR MEETING Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will b e h e l d b y t h e Po r t Commission of South Whidbey Island on Januar y 14, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley, WA for the Comprehensive Scheme for the Port District of South Whidbey Island. The Comprehensive Scheme has been prepared and can be found on the Port’s website: www.por For convenience, a hard copy of the document will be on file for viewing at the Port office at 1804 Scott Rd, Suite 101, Freeland WA. Questions regarding this Hearing may be directed to the Port Finance Manager Angi Mozer at 360331-5494, or E-mailed to The regular monthly meeting will be held on January 14, 2014, and will follow the Comprehensive Scheme Public Hearing at approximately 7:30 p.m. Legal No. 536143 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. January 4, 2014.

contact Office Manager Kim Harpe to request a copy of the RFQ via telephone (360) 678-3602 or e m a i l Statements of qualifications must be received no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, February 7, 2014 Legal No. 530537 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. December 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28, 2013 and January 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 2014.

The Planning Commission will consider the following: MARIJUANA RELATED USES - CODE AMENDMENT PROJECT - Public Hearing The public hearing on the draft code, establishing appropriate zoning and standards for marijuana related uses, was continued from the December 10, 2013 meeting. After accepting additional public testimony at this meeting the Planning Commission may close the hearing and make a recommendation to the City Council. 2014 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT DOCKET - Public Hearing The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the Preliminary 2014 Comprehensive Plan Amendments Docket. The 2014 amendments include updates to the Capital Improvements Plan, continued work on the 2016 Update and amendments to the Future Land Use Map to correct the 2005 UGA boundaries based on Island County’s actions. The preliminary docket also continues previous amendments such as the land use changes to 1000 SE City Beach Street and Scenic View Study. At the conclusion of the public hearing the Planning Commission will forward a recommendation to the City Council. P U B L I C PA RT I C I PA TION PLAN - Public Meeting A draft Public Participation Plan was provided to the Planning Commission in October 2013. The Planning Commission will discuss Public Participation Plan further at the January meeting. The Planning Commission will tentatively make a recommendation to the City Council on the Public Participation Plan at its February meeting. YEARLY REPORT TO CITY COUNCIL - Public Meeting The Planning Commis-

sion will discuss and review their yearly report to the City Council. The yearly report is a summary of Planning Commission’s accomplishments in 2013 and proposed work program for 2014. The Planning Commission will conduct a premeeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers Conference Room prior to the regular meeting. All meetings of the Planning Commission are open to the public. Published Whidbey News Times January 11, 2014 Legal No. 537338 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. January 11, 2014.

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ISLAND IN THE ESTATE OF JANE FRANCES SLOAN, Deceased. NO. 13 4 00019 1 N OT I C E TO C R E D I TORS The personal representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as personal representative of this est a t e. Pe r s o n s h av i n g claims against the decedent must, prior to the time such claims would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations,serve their claims on the personal representative or the attorneys of record at the address stated below a n d f i l e a n exe c u t e d copy of the claim with the Clerk of this Court within four months after the date of first publication of this notice or within four months after the date of the filing of the copy of this Notice with the Clerk of the Court, whichever is the later or, except under those provisions included in RCW 11.40.011 and 11.40.013, the claim will be forever barred. This bar is effective as to the claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the decedent. Date of filing copy of Notice to Creditors: January 25, 2013 Date of first publication: January 11, 2014 /s/Penelope Clayton Penelope Clayton Personal Representative /s/Floyd F. Fulle F L O Y D F. F U L L E , WSBA#1851 Attorney for Estate PO Box 252 Clinton, WA 98236 (360)341-2429 Legal No. 537601 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. Januar y 11, 18, 25, 2014.

LEGAL NOTICE Solicitation for Professional Services Friends of Skagit Beaches is requesting proposals for interpretive training and volunteer program coordination for a shoreline interpretive program in Anacor tes, WA. Successful bidder will be responsible for coordinating an existing volunteer program focusing on shoreline hist o r y, m a r i n e a n d wa tershed ecology, native cultures, and Depar tment of Ecology cleanup projects. Estimated cost is not to exceed $27,000 and run from February 2014 through June 2015. Responses are due no later than Januar y 20, 2014 at 5 PM Pacific Time. Interested bidders may request a copy of the complete solicitation by email to Legal No. 537344 Facilities Planning Published: The Whidbey Request for News Times, The South Qualifications (RFQ) Whidbey Record. Central Whidbey Island January 11, 2014. Fire & Rescue (CWIFR) invites architectural firms experienced in perform- CITY OF OAK HARBOR PLANNING ing facility assessment COMMISSION and evaluation of existNOTICE OF PUBLIC ing facilities to submit HEARING qualifications for assessPC# 01-28-14 ment of district facilities Notice is hereby given and development of a long term facilities plan that the Planning Cominclusive of facilities re- mission will conduct its quirements over the next regular monthly meeting 50 years. Fir ms must on Tuesday, January 28, d e m o n s t ra t e r e l eva n t 2 0 1 4 . T h e m e e t i n g and recent experience starts at 7:30 p.m. and ( w i t h i n t h e l a s t f i v e will be held in the Counyears) in the design of c i l C h a m b e r s a t C i t y Hall, 865 SE Barrington fire stations. Interested firms should Drive, Oak Harbor WA.

Information Technology (IT) Services Request for Proposal (RFQ) Central Whidbey Island Fire & Rescue (CWIFR) invites firms experienced in providing IT support ser vices and networ k management. Firms must demonstrate a minimum of three years relevant and recent exper ience providing IT services in a similar computing environment to the District. Interested firms should contact Office Manager Kim Harpe to request a copy of the RFP via telephone (360) 678-3602 or e m a i l Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 pm on Friday, February 6, 2014 Legal No. Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record December 21, 25, 28, 2013, and Januar y 1,4,8,11,15,18,22,25,29, and February 1,5, 2014.

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In the matter of the estate of: MARY GEHRES TERADA, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00003-2 N OT I C E TO C R E D I TORS RCW 11.40.030 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. D a t e o f f i r s t publication: January 11, 2014 Personal Representative: C a r o l y n Te r a da c/o CHRISTON C. SKINNER 791 SE Barrington Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Attor ney for Personal Representative: C H R I S TO N C. S K I N NER 791 SE Barrington Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360-679-1240 Legal No. 537336 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. Januar y 11, 18, 25, 2014. Need extra cash? Place your classified ad today! Call 1-800-388-2527 or Go online 24 hours a day

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Public Hearing Notice Oak Harbor City Council NOTICE is hereby given that the Oak Harbor City Council will hold a public hearing in the City Hall Council Chambers, 865 SE Barrington Drive, on Januar y 21, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter, to consider amending the Six Year Transportation Improvement Plan. Anyone wishing to support or oppose this item or provide other relevant comments may do so in writing or appear in person before the Oak Harbor City Council at the time and place of said public hearing. To assure disabled persons the opportunity to participate in or benefit from City ser vices, please provide 24-hour advance notice to the City Clerk at (360) 2794539 for additional arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs. Anna Thompson, City Clerk Legal No. 537343 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record January 11, 2014.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Island C o u n t y, Wa s h i n g t o n , there will be a Special Election. VOT E R R E G I S T R A TION DEADLINES: To vote in the February 11, 2014 election: A person who is not registered to vote in Washington must submit a registration application in person, by mail or online at, no later than January 13, 2014; or register in person at the County Auditor’s Office in his or her county of residence no later than February 3, 2014. A person who is already r e g i s t e r e d t o vo t e i n Washington may update his or her registration in person, by mail or online at, no later than January 13, 2014. A registered voter who fails to transfer his or her residential address by this deadline may vote according to his or her previous registration address. TO OBTAIN A BALLOT: Ballots are mailed automatically to all active registered voters no later than 18 days pr ior to each election. If you do not receive your ballot, contact the Auditor’s Office for a replacement ballot. INSTRUCTIONS FOR RETURNING BALLOTS: Ballots must be postmarked no later than the day of the election (check with local post office for last mail pick-up of the day). Ballots may be dropped off, or replacement ball o t s o b t a i n e d fo r d e stroyed, spoiled or lost ballots at the Auditor’s Elections Office Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except holidays. ADA compliant voting equipment will be available for use in the Auditor’s Elections Office, for 18 days prior to the election and on Election Day. Accessible ballot drop boxes, available 24 hours per day, are located at: the Auditor’s Elections Office 400 N Main, Coupeville (dr ive-by drop box and inside), 18341 SR 525 (Trinity Lutheran par king lot) Freeland. ITEMS/OFFICES APPEARING ON THE BALLOT: The Februar y Special Election applies only to

registered voters in the Coupeville School District. LOCAL MEASURE P r o p o s i t i o n N o. 1 Coupeville School District No. 204 - Maintenance and Operations Levies P r o p o s i t i o n N o. 2 Coupeville School District No. 204 - School Technology Capital Projects Levies PUBLIC MEETINGS R E L AT I N G TO T H I S ELECTION: All public meetings regarding this election will take place at the Auditor’s Elections Office, 400 N. Main Street, Coupeville. Logic and Accuracy Test - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 10:00 p.m. Canvassing Board Meeting - Monday, February 24, 2014 - 4:30 p.m. Canvassing Board Meeting - Certification of Special Election Results Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS ELECTION: Contact the Island County Auditor’s Elections Office or visit our website at and click on the “Elections” link. The Online Voters Guide will contain information regarding items on your ballot. Island County Auditor’s Elections Office 400 N. Main Street, Coupeville 360-679-7366 Dated this 30th day of December, 2014 Sheilah Crider Island County Auditor & Ex-Officio Supervisor of Elections Legal No. 537351 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. January 11, 2014.

Street Project and to pay the costs of issuance and sale of the bond; fixing cer tain ter ms and covenants of the bond; and providing for othe related matters. The full text of the Ordinance will be mailed upon request. Debbie L. Mahler, City Clerk-Treasurer Ord. No.: 997 Passed on: 1/06/14 Published: 1/11/14 Effective: 1/16/14 Legal No. 537340 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. January 11, 2014.

this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative, or their attorney at the address stated below, a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided und e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication o f t h e n o t i c e. I f t h e claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 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 : Ja nu a r y 4 , 2014. CHARLIE RANGEL, Personal Representative c/o James L. Kotschwar, Attor ney for Personal Representative, WSBA #10823 265 NE Kettle Street; Suite 1, P.O. Box 1593 Oak Harbor, Washington 98277 (360) 675-2207 Legal No. 536139 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. January 4, 11, 18, 2014.

present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Personal Representative or the Personal Representative’s attorneys of record at the address stated below, a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the Cour t. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty (30) 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 creditors as p r ov i d e d u n d e r R C W 11.40.020(3); or (2) four (4) months after the date of first publication of the Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the Decedent. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: December 28, 2013. Lori T. Miller, Personal Representative c/o Law Office of Douglas F. Strandberg, P.S. 220 Spring Street P.O. Box 547 Fr i d ay H a r b o r, WA 98250 Attor ney for Personal Representative Douglas F. Strandberg, WSBA #926 220 Spring Street P.O. Box 547 Fr i d ay H a r b o r, WA 98250 Legal No. 535429 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. December 28, 2013 and January 4, 11, 2014.

ney(s) at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the cour t in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) 30 days after the PR served or mailed the Notice to the creditor as provided u n d e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication o f t h e N o t i c e. I f t h e claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 or RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the Decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of first publication of Notice to Creditors: January 4, 2014. Name of Personal Representative: Julie Hadden Attorney for the Personal Representative: Christy C. Newman, Attorney at Law, WSBA No. 21101. Address for Mailing or Service: Chr isty C. N ew m a n , A t t o r n ey a t Law 7470 Bailey Road Clinton, WA 98236 Legal No. 536161 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. January 4, 11, 18, 2014.

City Of Oak Harbor Summary Ordinances On the 7th day of January 2014, the Oak Harbor City Council adopted: 1) Ordinance 1657 entitled “Relating to the Binding Site Plan;” and 2) Ordinance 1681 entitled “Relating to Recreational Camping in City Pa r k s a n d A m e n d i n g Sections 6.14.010, 6.14.020, 6.13.025, 6.13.090 and 6.13.100 of the Oak Harbor Municipal Code.” 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, or by calling 360-279-4539. Anna M. Thompson, Interim City Clerk Legal No. 537362 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. January 11, 2014.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION Island County, Washington

The Oak Harbor Police Depar tment in accordance with RCW 63.32.020, hereby announces the sale of numerous items of aband o n e d , fo r fe i t e d a n d unclaimed proper ty in the hands of City Police. These items include but are not limited to bicycles, cameras, jewelry, tools, electronics and a var iety of consumer goods. Said items shall be sold via INTERNET SALE at the following website: The headquar ters for P R O P E R T Y ROOM.COM is located at 26421 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 200, Miss i o n V i e j o, C a l i fo r n i a 92691. This is a on-going sale and will be conducted until all surrendered items have been sold. The sale will commence on or about January 15, 2014 and will end on or about December 31, 2014. For information please visit the website for a complete listing of available items, or contact the Oak Harbor Police Department Identification Section at SUMMARY OF (360) 279-4604. ORDINANCE NO. 997 Ed Green OF THE CITY OF Chief of Police LANGLEY, Legal No. 465416 WASHINGTON Published: The Whidbey On the 6th day of Janu- News Times, The South a r y, 2 0 1 4 , t h e C i t y Whidbey Record. Council of the City of January 11, 2014. Langley, passed Ordinance No. 997, a summary of the content of SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON said ordinance, consistCOUNTY OF ISLAND ing of the title, provides In the Matter of the Esas follows: A N O R D I N A N C E O F tate THE CITY OF LANG- of ( J U A N ) L E Y, WA S H I N G TO N , J O H N relating to contracting in- RANGEL, Deceased. debtedness; providing NO. 13 4 00247 9 for the issuance, sale N OT I C E TO C R E D I and delivery of $420,700 TORS pr incipal amount of a The personal represenlimited tax general obli- tative named below has gation bond to provide been appointed as perfunds for the Second sonal representative of

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF SAN JUAN In the Matter of the Estate: K E N N E T H DAV I D TUCKER, Deceased. Probate No. 13-4-05069-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.020, 11.40.030 The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative of this Estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations,

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In the Matter of the Estate of SUSAN LEE MULLINER CONSIDINE, Deceased. NO. 13-4-00241-0 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS (RCW 11.40.030) JULIE HADDEN, the Personal Representative (PR), has been appointed as PR of this estate. A ny p e r s o n h av i n g a claim against the Decedent that arose before the Decedent’s death 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 PR or the PR’s attor-

THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY THOMAS H. LEE, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN P. DOHERTY and JANE DOE DOHERTY, husband and wife and the marital community composed thereof, and their heirs and devisees, and MARY C. ODELL and JOHN DOE ODELL, husband and wife and the marital community composed thereof and their heirs and devisees, Defendants. NO. 13-2-01012-1 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION The State of Washington to the said John P. Doherty, and Jane Doe Doherty, husband and wife and the marital community composed thereof, and their heirs and devisees, and Mary C. Odell and John Doe Odell, husband and wife, and the marital community composed thereof, and

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Ever the excellent and defend the above- feet South of the North- Also together with a nonDishwashers. easement undertakefor to organize a grandiose e n t i t l e d a c t i o n i n t h e west comer of said Gov- exclusiveyou ingress and egress and event for your entire family. It will a ea. above entitled court and ernment Lot 4; Starting at be $75 and answer the complaint of t h e n c e E a s t , p a ra l l e l utilities, over resounding success. with the Nor th line of upon the North 20 feet Copyright © 2014, Penny Press the plaintiff and serve a All come with a c o py o f yo u r a n sw e r said Government Lot 4, ofthe last excepted tract Full Warranty 70 feet to describedTAURUS above. a the spree 4. Carpenter uponACROSS the undersigned36.Enjoy Delivery Available Nor theast cor ner ofinsect a Ta x : P a r c e l N o s . attorney for the band plaintiff,38.Stereo 1. 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You feel unable to just sit back and do nothing during all the festivities. Even if you’re not the evening’s host, you will be actively involved, perhaps by serving food or drinks.


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ported honest man he is, we should see a retraction of his statements and a correction on his website any moment now,” Mosolino posted on the Whidbey News-Times website. Monson calls Mosolino’s statement as a personal attack, and criticized him for releasing private information. Monson asked that Mosolino’s post be removed from the News-Times website. “This is what Windermere thinks of your privacy,” Monson said. On Jan. 3, however, Monson forwarded to the News-Times a Dec. 26 email correspondence from

another Windermere Real Estate representative informing Monson that a “signed around” copy of Form 22W in his real estate purchase agreement was attached and sent to him for his review. “I only included the noise disclosure, so if you would like a copy of the entire file, please let me know,” the representative said in his email to Monson. On Dec. 26, Monson replied to the Windermere representative, “I appreciate your prompt reply. Hope you aren’t allergic to the dust that I’m sure was on the file!” Monson subsequently

declined to provide the newspaper with a copy of the initialed Form 22W, saying in an email, “Why would I send you a worthless form?” Monson has maintained that he didn’t receive proper disclosure as to the level of jet noise he would experience at his home. Last month, Island County issued a memo concluding that two noise disclosures currently exist in county code to be used for different purposes. One disclosure is found in the county’s building code and another in the “Airport and Aircraft Operations Noise

Disclosure Ordinance,” the latter to be used for real estate transactions. Currently, local real estate agents give prospective home buyers a version of the shorter building code disclosure issued by the MLA, and does not include the outlined language of the “Airport and Aircraft Operations Noise Disclosure Ordinance.” “It appears the copy of form 22W provided to this office does not contain both required disclosure statements, nor cites applicable county code,” the county memo stated. For that reason, Monson

is maintaining that he never received proper disclosure, calling form 22W a “fraudulent non-disclosure statement.” In response to citizen complaints about noise disclosure, the Whidbey Island Association of Realtors announced last week plans it will update Form 22W to include language from both of the county’s noise disclosure statements. While this may be good news for future homebuyers, Monson said he doesn’t believe it helps those who have been buying homes over the past 20 years.

A lawsuit against Windermere is “an option to be considered,” he said. “How are they going to make us whole again?” Monson asked. Asked why the noise disclosure issue is coming to the forefront now, COER member Maryon Attwood said that the action “speaks to the noise of the Growler.” This past year, the Navy began the transition from the the EA-6B Prowler to the EA-18G Growler, an aircraft some citizens claim is louder, but that the Navy maintains it simply runs at a different frequency.

complaint form last year in response to community concerns about noise. Monson said the COER hotline is needed because “many people do not trust the Navy to keep track of complaints or to treat them seriously.” It is COER’s intention to keep track of the complaints it receives and forward them to the Navy, according to a

COER news release. COER also plans to analyze the complaints and use them to support the closure of the OLF and transfer of the EA-18 Growlers, which perform the touch-and-gos at OLF, to another base. “Aircraft noise, in particular low-altitude over-flights, is a public health issue that must be addressed to reduce the negative health outcomes of community members. COER looks forward to assisting people who are being harmed by unsafe noise levels in the coming weeks, by listening and recording their comments,”

said Monson. “Requests for anonymity will be respected.” In an emailed statement, the Navy said that it takes the obligation to communicate with the public very seriously. Not only does the Navy attempt to respond to concerns, but it hopes to impart “an understanding of operations that do impact them as a result of training and operations that occur on the base.” “We will contact folks who provide us feedback. We have incorporated new processes, improved others, and taken steps to inform the public about our operations. We also

work with elected leadership from the communities to discuss concerns and look for mutually beneficial mitigations.” In reference to COER’s new hotline, the Navy said that base personnel will continue to “respond to citizens that contact us directly, however we will not communicate through other groups to provide feedback to citizens.” “We encourage people to continue using the processes we have established. Every comment is viewed by several different officials in the command, and we communicate with members of

the public on a daily basis. It’s important for everyone to understand that while we take their concerns seriously and understand the impacts our operations may have on them, we will tell them what we can.” COER claims to have more than 3,000 supporters. The Sierra Club and the National Parks Conservation Association recently joined COER in opposing Growler training flights at OLF Coupeville. COER’s toll free complaint hotline number is 800-8304078. Monson said it will be staffed 24 hours a day.


ing over our homes, schools, and hospital, we’ll be ready to take complaint calls,” said Michael Monson, president of COER. “Callers can talk to real people starting on Thursday, Jan. 9 and not a recorded voice. We expect complaints from all of Whidbey Island and beyond.” The Navy created a new complaint line and online

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January 11, 2014 edition of the Whidbey News-Times

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