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Gallion gives up the gavel Angler and fishing legend sets sights on new fishing grounds

SW parks ranger finds body on beach By JESSIE STENSLAND South Whidbey Record

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Mike Gallion has stepped aside from running The Fishin’ Club, a group of anglers that discuss fishing techniques, gear and stories every month on South Whidbey. He founded the club and ran it as the president for 25 years.

By BEN WATANABE South Whidbey Record These days, lifelong leisure angler Mike Gallion is off the hook. After founding and running The Fishin’ Club for 25 years, the 69-year-old Bayview man has stepped down from the position of president, saying it was

time to let somebody else run the show. “The best thing I could do for the club is stay out of their way,” he laughed. In his stead, Kevin Lungren was nominated as president, and Mike Price as vice president of the fishing fellowship. On Thursday, Feb. 6, they celebrated Gallion’s last night as the official

president. Lungren said the club, with an official membership of about 90 — each membership is for a family, so the numbers can reach up to 200 — plans to present Gallion with a custom-built rod at a later meeting. It’s not like Gallion, who SEE GALLION, A13

State court turns down SW murderer’s appeal By JESSIE STENSLAND South Whidbey Record

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James Huden sits in court during his 2013 murder trial. He lost an appeal this week.

A judge did not err in giving a South Whidbey High School graduate and convicted murderer more than double the standard-range sentence because his victim was wearing a seatbelt and had “an unsuspecting mindset” when he was shot, the Washington State Appeals Court ruled this week. James Huden is in his sec-

ond year of an 80-year sentence for shooting and killing Russel Douglas in a secluded area of South Whidbey Dec. 27, 2003. A jury found Huden guilty in 2012 of first-degree murder with a firearms enhancement as well as an aggravating factor. Douglas was “particularly vulnerable,” or more vulnerable than a typical victim of first-degree murder, Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks

explained. Vulnerability of the victim is one of several “aggravating factors” that allows a judge to sentence a defendant outside the standard sentencing range. Douglas was particularly vulnerable, Banks argued, because he was wearing a seatbelt inside his car, was lured to and ambushed in a remote SEE HUDEN, A16

An employee with State Parks discovered a body on the beach outside of his state-owned housing near Possession Point State Park on South Whidbey Thursday afternoon. The body was tentatively identified as 35-year-old Brandon Smith of Clinton, according to Island County Coroner Robert Bishop. Bishop said the autopsy is set for Saturday. He expects to positively identify the body and possibly identify the manner of the man’s death, though any toxicology testing will take more time. Bishop said there were no obvious signs on the body that would indicate a cause of death. The Island County Sheriff’s Office is working with Bishop to investigate the death. “Foul play is not suspected at this time,” Detective Rick Felici said. Smith was last seen Tuesday morning as he was going to work, Bishop said. The senior park aide reported finding the body at 2:31 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. “We’ve got some huge holes to fill in,” Bishop said. “This could turn out to be just about anything.” Bishop said the body, which was fully clothed, came in with the tide. Smith’s vehicle was found at the nearby park. According to Smith’s Facebook page, he was in the class of 1997 at Carlisle County High School in Bardwell, Ky., and the class of 2000 at Paducah Technical College in Paducah, Ky. He listed his professional skills as “carpentry, landscaping and painting.”

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Langley residents celebrate 70 years Bill and Martha Martin of Langley are celebrating 70 years together this Valentine’s Day. The couple met at a dance on Thanksgiving evening in 1939 at the Wagon Wheel Dance Hall, in Santee, Calif., a suburb of San Diego. During intermission he bought her a piece of homemade apple pie a la mode and a cup of coffee. He spent fifteen cents for the treat. Bill was a hospital corpsman stationed at the San Diego Naval Hospital, with a salary of $21 a month. Four months after their first dance they were performing around San Diego at fraternal clubs, dancing professionally. Bill was transferred to the USS Tennessee, and is a Pearl Harbor survivor. He also served with the Second Marines in the South Pacific. Martha spent the war years dancing with various USO — United Service Organizations — groups, up and down the California coast. After a year and a half apart, Bill called Martha one day saying he was in San Francisco. He said they would have ten days to get married and check into Navy headquarters in New York. The Martins have been Langley residents since 1976. Bill celebrated his 95th birthday on Dec. 9. They have a daughter, Gennie, and a son, Terry, both Langley residents;

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Sesson Richard Martin, just in time to become a 12th Man, Seahawks fan. He is the fifth generation oldest Martin son to bear the middle name, Richard.

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Port commissioners restructure staff, look to future By CELESTE ERICKSON South Whidbey Record Port of South Whidbey commissioners will implement a series of staff changes next week. During the special meeting Tuesday, Feb. 4, the commissioners announced Dane Anderson, a former financial manager with the port, will return as a consultant to help the port survey and reassess the needs of the existing facilities. Anderson will then aid commissioners in defining the job descriptions of district staff. The commissioners’ end goal is to restructure staff duties and create a new lower-level position to focus on maintenance and operations, and an executive director position combining the financial director’s duties and general operations. They hope to hire a maintenance and operations person in May and combine the duties of the executive position by the end of the year. “We have too many missions and not enough specific staff to fill them,” Commissioner Curt Gordon said. After working through the Comprehensive Plan and Strategic Plan this year, it became apparent to the commissioners that restructuring was needed. Port Operations Manager Ed Field will step down from the full-time position and shift gears to an in-house construction manager focusing on the South Whidbey

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Operations Manager Ed Field looks on during a Port of South Whidbey meeting last year. Field will continue working on the South Whidbey Harbor expansion project through the public opening in April. “I’ve enjoyed working Harbor project. “The port is moving in here and am looking fora different ward to direction, wrapping and it’s up the projunderstandect,” he “I’ve enjoyed working added. able,” Field here and am looking Field will said. forward to wrapping up c o n t i n u e Field has in the posiworked for the project.” the port for tion of conEd Field, s t r u c t i o n 10 years Port Operations Manager and said manager he doesn’t through the know if he completion will return and public for any of the opening of port district’s positions. the harbor, scheduled some

time in April. Gordon said the expansion project required a lot more time from the employees than anticipated.

“We could see it was difficult for an individual to run a project of that size and still be a facilities manager and deal with separate consult-

ing and permit issues,” the commissioner said. Gordon hopes with each future project to hire a construction manager on a case-by-case basis instead of tapping the resources of existing staff, he said. The harbor expansion and the oncoming project at Possession Point provided “a window of opportunity” for the restructuring, Commissioner Dennis Gregoire said. Gregoire, who has previously worked with port districts, noted this is a common framework used around the state. “We’re trying to assess the environment in which we are operating and what’s the best arrangement of resources,” Gregoire said. The commissioners will continue to work out the duties of each position in the next few months as Field wraps up his time with the port. The next regular meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation office, 5475 Maxwelton Road, and includes public participation.


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FIRE/EMS Protection rating improves Insurance holders within the South Whidbey Fire/EMS protection district should see a change in their insurance rates in the next few months. The district recently received an upgrade in its protection rating from a Class 7 district to a Class 6. “It affects every single person who owns property in the fire protection district,” said Chief Rusty Palmer. “Going up one point is sometimes pretty hard to do.” Exactly what impact it will have on homeowners and commercial property owners was not known, said Palmer, as the possible savings will depend

on the property and the insurance company. During an evaluation by the Washington Surveying and Rating Bureau last year, South Whidbey Fire/EMS demonstrated improvements to its department and water supply. The district owns five water tenders that can draw thousands of gallons of water from any number of more than 400 water hydrants around South Whidbey, including those in Langley. In a previous rating inspection, the district missed out on points for its use of water tenders, Palmer said, as the bureau wanted more water hydrants. This time around, the district sufficiently demonstrated its water tender capabilities. “We’re able to have an adequate supply of water within minutes,” Palmer said. Palmer added later, “Over the next months and year, folks should see a change to their insurance for the better.” The volunteer fire protection district operated with about 85 volunteers last year and six paid staff: a chief, assistant chief, two deputy chiefs and two administrative assistants.

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Editor’s column

Drive carefully; our lives are in your hands By JUSTIN BURNETT

My first car was a white, 1983 Chevy S-10 pickup. I paid $1,500 for it and that was too much. It was a heap. It leaked and burned oil so furiously that it seems now I spent as much time filling the oil reservoir as I did the fuel tank. The worst offender was right above the exhaust manifold, which resulted in most of the oil burning off before reaching the ground, but it was still something of a rolling version of the Exxon Valdez. The leak did have its uses, however — as soon as the smoking stopped, I knew it was time to fill her up. Admittedly, as a 16-year-old kid I wasn’t too easy on the ol’ gal. I spent more time hot-rodding than I did with maintenance, and my truck paid the price. To say I rounded her corners would be kind. Hard lessons were learned, and unfortunately, some of them at the expense of other drivers. Today, armed with the infinite power of retrospect, I shudder at the memory and marvel that the only casualties were a few fenders and my tender pride. My poor victims all survived. Being in the news business, regular reminders of those days are all too common and Thursday was no exception. I reported on two South Whidbey car accidents. Thankfully no one was killed, but two people — one from each incident — were taken to the hospital. Responding to such emergencies is always a bit unnerving. Along with not knowing just what you’ll see, and I have a few images I would like to forget, in a small community there is a chance you’ll know the people involved. How our island’s first responders cope, I’ll never know, but they have earned my respect and my thanks. They have been an especially busy bunch this year. South Whidbey Fire/EMS officials report the fire district alone responded to 180 calls in January — about 30 more than average. The vast majority of those ranged from fire and medical calls to marine and cat-in-tree incidents, but too many were car accidents. Except for a few rare cases — incidentally one of Thursday’s two — car accidents are almost always avoidable. They are the result of moments of inattention, poor judgement, or just plain recklessness. May we all take a moment this week before starting our vehicles to ponder our responsibility as drivers and weigh the consequences of our actions behind the wheel. May the vision of a beat-up, old and smoking Chevy pickup be your reminder.

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the students of tomorrow. His command of satire is truly faultless. An excellent example of Poe’s Law in action. Bravo sir, bravo. MICHAEL MOODY

Greenbank Satire useful in anti-wage increase County Editor, Raising the minimum Office hours need wage is done for the same reason that Social expanding

Security recipients receive a cost-of-living adjustment. Greenbacks lose value over time; once $10 would have paid rent on a nice house for a month. If your rent is $500 per month this year it will be $550 per month next year, and so on. This would have been missed in a full-throated defense of the president’s case for raising it, but upon reading Mr. Joiners’ stunningly brilliant fusion of pointless rambling, ignorance, selfishness, greed, and mean-spiritedness [Feb. 1 edition of The Record], it gives me hope for

Editor, We are all linked together in figuring out how to increase jobs that pay living wages in Island County. Having all Island County departments be open at full-time levels is a very important step in meeting the needs of our recovering economy. When the county only works at 4/5 speed, that negatively affects our local economy each and every week. When the county closures linger for several years, the economic problems multiply.

A few weeks ago, I decided to compare Island County’s “Friday furlough days” to all Washington state counties. I called all 39 counties, including Island County. Island County is the only county with a majority of departments closed on Fridays. Only two other counties have any reduced hours or closures in 2014. Island County has 18 departments that do not work 52 Fridays per year. • Island County: 18 departments closed on Fridays. The current Island County website shows a total of 24 departments, with only six open on Fridays (clerk, district court, human services, juvenile court, prosecutor, and superior court are open). Even the sheriff’s department is not open on Fridays. • Jefferson County: one department closed on Fridays. Planning and community development is closed on Fridays. All other


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departments are open. • Kitsap County: two departments closed on Fridays. Treasurer and assessors offices are closed on Fridays. All other departments are open. Most of the counties did not have closures in 2013, let alone 2014. A few people laughed at the survey, which I phrased as a survey on Washington counties to see which may have budget/ furlough closures in 2013 or 2014. Really, some laughed. Some were just astonished at the question. We’ve all heard about the multiplier effect of how a dollar moves through a local economy and grows. Dollars that do not get spent because citizens get tired of the waiting due to a lack of hours in a week to do county business cause major damage to our local economy. The need for this county to get back to work is urgent. LEANNE FINLAY Freeland

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South Whidbey crashes send two to hospital

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South Whidbey Fire/EMS officials talk after a one-car crash on Bayview Road Thursday. have her wheels turned to the left,” he said, as the impact would have pushed her vehicle into oncoming traffic. Lee was cited for driving too fast for conditions, Martin said. The collision resulted in northbound motorists being detoured onto Double Bluff Road. Southbound traffic was backed up, but remained on Highway 525. The road was cleared by about 6 p.m.

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occurred at about 4:40 p.m. on Highway 525. A 2007 Toyota Prius was stopped in the southbound lane and preparing to make a left turn onto Double Bluff Road when it was rearended by a 2003 Chrysler Sebring. Trooper Dave Martin confirmed two people were in the Prius, driver Debra Lund, 57 of Greenbank and Etzell, whose area of residence was not immediately available. The Sebring had just one occupant, driver Amanda Lee, 17 of Freeland. Martin said a third vehicle was initially behind the Prius, but swerved around the vehicle to the right. A second later the Sebring collided with the back of the Prius. Martin speculated that the accident had the potential to be much worse. “It was lucky [Lund] did

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Two people involved in two unrelated car accidents on South Whidbey were sent to the hospital Thursday. According to the Washington State Patrol, James Harris, 33, and Kristi Etzell, age unknown, were both transported to Whidbey General Hospital. A hospital official confirmed that both were treated and released the same day. The first accident occurred on Bayview Road at about 8:30 a.m. Harris was northbound in a Jeep Cherokee and approaching Howard Road when his vehicle veered across the opposing lane of traffic and into heavy brush and trees. South Whidbey Fire/ EMS officials said a witness traveling in the southbound lane reported the vehicle appeared to swerve for no apparent reason. “We suspect he had a medical condition that caused the accident,” Deputy Chief Jon Beck said. An ambulance crew arrived on the scene and pulled the man from the vehicle, and he was then transported to Whidbey General Hospital. Washington State Trooper Norm Larsen said Thursday the official cause of the accident was still under investigation and that no citations had yet been issued. He said Harris’s registered address is Langley. The second collision



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Sultan spoils South Whidbey ’s senior night Briefly Turks take down Falcon girls hoops

By BEN WATANABE South Whidbey Record Finishing with a flourish, Sultan’s boys basketball team pulled away late to put a damper on South Whidbey’s senior night Tuesday. The evening was filled with South Whidbey ceremony. It started with a recognition of the team’s eight seniors before the game and continued at halftime as the school and players honored the late Henry Pope. The team’s coach, Pope died suddenly from heart complications in July, 2013. For all the bravado of the evening, South Whidbey fell flat late as Sultan surged, leading by as many as 12 points in the fourth quarter and fighting off an attempted Falcon comeback. South Whidbey looked to give Sultan (8-4 Cascade Conference, 11-7 overall) a run early in the contest. With a couple of minutes left in the first half, the Turks forced three turnovers. They converted those possessions into only two points, but were able to secure a lastsecond offensive rebound and hoist a buzzer-beating three-pointer. While the Falcons settled into halftime for Pope’s honoring, the Turks took to the locker room with a 38-33 lead. Pope’s family was presented with a blue basketball jersey with “Pope” stenciled on the back and

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Falcon junior Parker Collins jumps between Turk senior Cooper Beucherie, left, and senior Giovonni Williams for a layup in the fourth quarter Tuesday night at South Whidbey High School. “South Whidbey” above jersey number 24. Teresa Pope, the widow, son Lewis and daughter Samantha accepted the memento. Athletic Director Kelly Kirk said the jersey will be encased in the high school’s wall of fame along with a plaque from the King Holiday Hoopfest held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the University of Washington. A little rest and perhaps some win-for-Coach Pope attitude looked to have


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sparked the Falcons out of the break. Falcon senior CJ Sutfin made a three-pointer, followed by a defensive stand and a reverse layup by junior Parker Collins that cut Sultan’s lead to one point. Each team traded baskets, neither gaining an advantage beyond a single possession through the first five minutes of the third quarter. But the Turks broke away from a one-point deficit on a 15-4 run. Sultan stuck to its formula of driving to the hoop to take the lead, while South Whidbey struggled against the Turks’ zone defense. By the final quarter, South Whidbey trailed 62-52. Feeling a sense of

urgency, the Falcons hurried some three-point shots and charged to the rim in the final three minutes. Falcon senior Brandon Asay scored 12 of his 17 points in the final period. Collins chased down his own missed shots for a pair of layups that brought the deficit to single digits. But the Turks stuck with their plan and broke through the Falcons’ pressure defense, leading to an emphatic dunk by senior Giovonni Williams, who scored a game-high 30 points. After not attempting a free throw in the first quarter, Sultan’s aggressive play paid off as the Turks finished with 13 points on 17 free

throws. Losing to Sultan did not affect South Whidbey’s playoff position. The Falcons are poised to travel north for a rematch with the Meridian Trojans (6-5 Northwest Conference, 10-9 overall) at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. In the first game of the season, back on Dec. 4, Meridian beat South Whidbey 59-43 on the Falcons’ court. Since the new year began, South Whidbey’s offense significantly improved to average 63.9 points after struggling to reach 50 in December. Meridian, however, has hovered around 52 points per game all season, while allowing opposing teams to score nearly 54.

Struggling mightily, the South Whidbey girls basketball team fell to Sultan 52-21 on Tuesday. The Turks took the wind out of the Falcons early. Sultan gained a 19-7 lead by the end of the first quarter. Then the Turks outdid their performance with a 20-0 second quarter stretch. South Whidbey regrouped a bit in the second half, scoring eight points in the third quarter and six points in the final period. But the Turks held onto their cushy lead behind 12 points from leading scorer Payton McGuire and nine from Shelby Jeffries. Falcon senior Madi Boyd led South Whidbey with six points, as did junior Abby Hodson with six points. South Whidbey was eliminated from competing in the District 1 playoffs after losing to Coupeville on Jan. 28 for the second time this season.

Wrestlers prepare for postseason Four South Whidbey wrestlers are poised to advance past the 1A District 1 tournament Saturday, Feb. 8, without ever setting foot on a mat. The district-wide field, which includes teams from Blaine, Mount Baker, Friday Harbor, Meridian and Nooksack Valley has several weight classes not fully fielded with eight grapplers. The top four advance to the tri-district tournament, also called the regional round. “It’s going to be a quick tournament because there’s not a lot of kids in some of the weight classes,” said Falcon wrestling coach Jim Thompson. Falcon wrestlers Seth Schille, Beck Davis, Trevor Miller and Pierce Jackson are all moving on in weights with four or fewer wrestlers. Senior Andy Madsen is the top ranked 145-pound grappler. He may have tough competition, however, as the second-ranked wrestler is teammate Kyrell Broyles.

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The Whidbey Camano Land Trust will continue to accept Navy money to acquire land within Ebey’s Reserve, despite a request from jet noise opponents to sever the relationship. Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve, or COER, asked last month that the Land Trust cease using Navy funds until the ongoing Environmental Impact Statement on the EA-18G Growler is concluded. That’s expected to take about 17 months. COER has criticized the noise levels of the Navy’s touch-and-go operations at Outlying Field Coupeville, which is surrounded by residential homes and shares a property line with Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. COER offered to give a presentation in January to the land trust board about the proposed moratorium on Navy funding, but were denied. “The board appreciates COER’s offer of an in-person presentation, but found it to be unnecessary,” wrote president Lenny Corin last month in a letter to COER member Maryon Attwood. The board voted unanimously to “continue to use Navy funds to accomplish its mission” protecting the island’s natural resources. Corin goes on to state that the nonprofit organization “does not engage in political, partisan or regulatory matters.” Pat Powell, executive director of the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, said that the Navy’s involvement in land trust acquisitions is very small and that the board is unclear why COER made its request. “They made a very big issue out of a very small matter,” Powell said. “We don’t understand why they tried to involve us in their issue.” Of the 65 projects completed by the land trust since 2003, which involved 7,230 acres throughout Island County, only 247 acres or 3 percent included Navy funding. COER President Michael Monson said that his group pressed this issue on

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The Whidbey Camano Land Trust has worked to preserve the land around Crocket Lake, one of 65 projects they have completed since 2003. principle. moratorium “taking sides,” and that “If anyone, they should be the ones they are “saddened that the land trust taking a side … or doing a little some- has missed the ‘Forest for the trees.’” thing,” Monson said. “We were denied the opportunity to Monson said the trust board’s part- make our case,” COER responded, in a nership with the Navy is “complicit” in letter to the trust board. “If the people its aim to acquire land of Central Whidbey were around OLF instead of an old growth forest, or “If anyone, they pursuing a new locaendangered plants or should be the ones animals, or a single tract tion. While the trust of 100 acres of farmland, taking a side .... ” board’s primary purwe would be treated with Michael Monson, more pose is about preservcompassionate Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve ing land, Monson respect.” said, their mission “The Navy’s decision to also dovetails with the place the EA-18G Growler Navy’s desire to limit development on Whidbey Island, when they have around the airfield. other choices, has divided our comThe trust board sent COER a two- munity in many disturbing ways. Your page document supporting their deci- decision not to extend a brief moratosion to not “take sides” on the issue, rium is yet one more proof of this.” and outlining their mission. The Navy has maintained the base is “The land trust has, since its incep- “ideally located for training operations tion, consistently turned down requests due to the low density of civilian aircraft to ‘take sides’ on a number of highly traffic in the Continental United States” controversial issues that are not direct- and that OLF is “the most realistic and ly related to its mission.” efficient environment” in which to perCOER responded with their own form touch-and-go training, according document, saying that they were “sur- to Mike Welding, public affairs officer prised” that the board considered the for the base.

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co-chairwoman of the Dine Out Program. Retired educator Jean Shaw is also a co-chairwoman and will appear in a short online video to promote the program. Participating restaurants include: Gordon’s On Blueberry Hill, Cafe Langley, Mukilteo Coffee Roasters Café in the Woods, Freeland Café, Mo’s Pub and Eatery, Hong Kong Gardens, and Patron Mexican Restaurant. “Our hope is that South Whidbey residents will visit a different participating restaurant each Wednesday during the months of February and March,” said Richards. “We encourage participants to be sure to mention to their servers that they came to support the Dine Out Wednesdays for Schools program, as it will help both the restaurants and Foundation gauge the effectiveness of the program. The South Whidbey Schools Foundation is a 501c-3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting innovation and excellence in the South Whidbey School District. More information about the foundation, including a full list of the projects funded over the past several years, can be found at www.


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Obituaries While at the UW, Donna She will be missed by her for many years. Donna had a met and married Richard nine grandchildren, seven soft spot for animals, and to Bouillon. She graduated in great-grandchildren and the delight of her four chil1950 with a bachelor of arts dren, she cheerfully accepted many dear friends. degree in Far Eastern studDonna will be remema remarkable variety of “pets” into the family home, includies, with a minor in art. bered for her artistic talents, Donna and Dick lived on her intellectual curiosity, her ing the typical cats, dogs, Mercer Island, Wash., for 20 generous spirit, her open hamsters, parakeets, fish years, raising four children. heart, and her patient, and chickens, but also a deDonna’s interest in Asian quiet strength. Donna had scented skunk, two iguanas, culture took her to Japan, a special ability to find light a caiman and a chipmunk. and also fueled her passion in the dark, and to focus on She also introduced for travel. the good in people and the her children to the unique Her destinations included beauty in life. and interesting charms of the Far East, Europe, and At her request, there will Abyssinian cats. Donna the Middle East, including firmly believed “the more the be no service. The family will an adventurous six-week hold a celebration-of-life gathmerrier,” and always opened Donna Angeline trip with her four children to her heart and home to any ering for family and friends at Europe and the Middle East person or animal in need. a later date. Remembrances following Richard’s death in Donna met her second may be made to Whidbey 1973. Donna returned to the husband Robert Angeline Island Center for the Arts or UW during the mid-’70s to and they married in 1975. Seattle Children’s Hospital. study Mandarin Chinese in They resided on Whidbey preparation for her lifelong Island, Wash. during most dream of visiting China, a of their years together, November 11, 1928 – dream she realized soon after but spent many winters January 18, 2014 the re-opening of China to in the warmer climate of Donna Angeline was born the West. Her taste for exotic Santa Barbara, Calif. They Robin George Adams of in Seattle on Nov. 11, 1928 foods, which began in childdeveloped several close Langley, Wash., died at home to Lila and Donald Hinton. friendships in the Santa hood, was fed by her world on Monday, Jan. 27 and was She attended Montlake Barbara area, where Donna travels, and she requested buried on Thursday, Feb. 6 at Elementary School, Meany immersed herself in the art Japanese sashimi and Indian the Langley Cemetery. Robin Junior High School and community. curries up through her final leaves behind his wife Judith Garfield High School, She worked in multiple days. and his three children Laura, graduating in 1946. Donna mediums over her lifetime, Donna was an avid and William and Rachel. Robin enrolled at the University of favoring watercolor and enthusiastic reader from was born in West Sussex, Washington and joined the pottery. Donna became an childhood. She especially England and at four years Delta Gamma sorority. She accomplished, award-winning loved PearlwS.aBuck, whose ofayageorwent with his famWhy i t to s ave m on e y ? Ca l l m e a ny t i m e d forged many friendships with books first sparked her watercolor artist. Her legacy ily live n i g h t for a f re e qu o te or to p u rch a s e c a r i n su r a ntoce . in Rhodesia, now both her Garfield and UW lives on in her beautiful artfascination with China. She Zimbabwe. He attended high classmates, who were lifeenjoyed gardening and tenwork, cherished by her famschool at Falcon College in long sources of camaraderie, nis, and was actively involved ily, friends and admirers. Zimbabwe and graduated inspiration and support. Call myDonna office with the Seattle Tennis Club was24/7. preceded in from Magdalene College, death by her beloved daughOxford in England where ter Dorcy Bouillon Itaya in he was the vice president of State Farm® 2002 and her husband Bob Providing Insurance and Financial Services the Oxford Debating Society. Home Office, Bloomington, Illinois 61710 Angeline in 2009. She is Robin worked as a managesurvived by her loving chilment consultant for a metals dren, Cindy Bouillon-Jensen and mining consultant comof Seattle, Lincoln Bouillon pany based in London. Sheila DeLong LTCP, Agent of Gig Harbor, Michael All those who had the 1796 Main Street, Suite 101 Bouillon of Medford, Ore., opportunity to know Robin Freeland, WA 98249 and by her devoted brother Bus: 360-331-1233 know he was a very special Richard Hinton of Seattle. person with a brilliant mind

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On Jan. 22, 2014, Mildred (Potter) Barger passed away peacefully in the company of family in Biloxi, Miss. Mildred was 79 years of age, born in Frankfort, Tenn., July 17, 1934, one of 10 children to Clarence and Mamie (Cook) Potter. Millie grew up in rural Tennessee surrounded by family and relatives, in a lifestyle close to the land and nature that many of us would envy in our modern times. She often spoke of how her parents would preserve meats, fruits and vegetables on the farm, and it was hard for Millie to see an apple or blackberry go unused. After Millie raised her two daughters, she put herself through nursing school to become an R.N. Upon retirement, Millie enjoyed many travel adventures including a cross country road trip with her sisters Nona and Elna. With Elna, Millie traveled to Israel and Egypt, and cruised through

the inside passage of Alaska. Millie and her daughter Cookie backpacked through the Yucatán Peninsula, went snorkeling in Belize and trekked through the Tikal Ruins in Guatemala. Millie, Cookie and Elna walked the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu and explored textile markets in Ecuador. After Hurricane Katrina, Millie moved to Whidbey Island to live with her daughter Billie (Cookie) and Billie’s husband, Richard. On Whidbey, Millie made many new, wonderful friends and once in a while won the pot playing Pinochle. Millie was close to her grand-dogs especially Angie who slept with and protected Millie every night. Near the end of her life, Millie returned to the warmth of Biloxi to be close to her daughter Debby. In Millie’s last days, Debby and her husband Ramon lovingly cared for her. Millie is survived by her one brother and two sisters, her daughters, Debby Steybe and sonin-law Ramon, of Gautier, Miss., and Billie Risa-Draves and son-in-law Richard, of Whidbey Island, Wash., along with two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. Millie had a very close and loving relationship with her daughters Debby, Cookie, daughter/niece Sharon Stewart and her BFF Jeni. Millie will be dearly missed for her gentle charm and warm friendship by her family and many friends in Biloxi and the Pacific Northwest. “I’ll wait no more for you, like a daughter, that part of our life together is over. But I will wait for you forever, like a river.”

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Unitarians hear from Rev. Dennis Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island will hold regular service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at 20103 Highway 525, Freeland. This service includes a reflection by Rev. Dennis Reynolds, who recently returned from Africa. The musicians will be members of Sarungano. Childcare and religious

What are you thinking about? Unity of Whidbey will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at 5671 Crawford Road. Ever thought about what you are thinking? Ever thought about why you were thinking what you were thinking? Do our thoughts come from a place of faith, or a place of fear? Unity welcomes Jim Freeman, with musical guests Dinah Stinson, and Linda Edling and Barbara Johns as platform host, for a celebration and collaboration of sharing the goodness of all. For details, visit www.

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Sommer Joy Albertsen, Maureen “Momo” Freehill teach Sumer Eberhart the choreography for the upcoming flash mob on Friday, Feb. 14. Eberhart said she will attend all four rehearsals leading up to the event. good way to address larger community issues. “I really believe dance and art is a fabulous way to Celeste Erickson / The Record bring people together in a positive way,” she said. Sommer Joy Albertsen and Maureen “Momo” Freehill practice for the upcoming She hopes people will event called One Billion Rising for Justice. be surprised at every flash mob and support peace and justice for women. Sommer Joy Albertsen helped organize and choreograph the event. Working on a piece with By CELESTE “This is a way for women that much significance Clinton Ferry Dock in the globally was an amazing to be seen and honored early morning, the second ERICKSON experience, she said. for who they are,” Freehill at Boy and Dog Park in South Whidbey Record “I could feel the collecsaid. Langley in the afternoon tive consciousness on the The rising beat of a tune. and the third at a surprise Last year, the organizaplanet that day,” Albertsen A sudden rush of people location. tion estimated one billion said. dressed in red and dancing “A lot of people don’t rec- people from The in sync. For the people par207 counognize that their neighbors flash mob ticipating, it’s more than a could have been violence tries joined was a flash mob, it’s a message. victims,” said Maureen the moveplace for This event, called One “Momo” Freehill, a dancer ment on healing to Billion Rising for Justice, and organizer of the event. Valentine’s unfold for is part of a worldwide Freehill said the flash Day. On people in effort to empower people mob is a way people can the South the comand end violence against show support for each End, about munity, women and girls. On South other and provide a safe 50 people Maureen “Momo” Freehill she added. Whidbey, a group will conenvironment. attended. Freeland “It took tinue its participation in The United Nations For Valentine’s the worldwide event next estimates 1 in 3 women on Freehill, it’s Day to a Friday, Feb. 14. the planet will be beaten all about a group of people really different level of love The group will make or raped during their lifedriving creative action. She and collective universal three appearances on works as a dance instructime, which equates to 1 love,” she said. Valentine’s Day throughbillion women worldwide, tor and is an advocate for The effort doesn’t stop at out the South End. The according to the campaign community dances. She women. Men and children first will take place at the website. said gathering to dance is a

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are also encouraged to participate. Albertsen said people can dance as much or as little as they are comfortable with, “as long as they wear red.” Three more rehearsals will take place before the event at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, and Thursday, Feb. 13 at Island Dance. Videos of the choreography are also available online for people to practice with. Albertsen said a handful of people flash mobbed last year without attending any rehearsals. Organizers are also looking for people to make signs to hold during the dance. Freehill hopes people join in any way they can. “When a person experiences violence, it hurts everyone,” Freehill said. Langley resident Sumer Eberhart plans to dance in the flash mob for the first time this year. She sought out a One Billion Rising event as a survivor of sexual abuse and as a mother. Eberhart joined because she wanted to change the public’s perspective of the issue, especially her son’s. “Right now, it’s not a

Rise with South Whidbey For more information about the event visit www.onebillion Rehearsals begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 13 next week at Island Dance. household conversation,” she said. After speaking out about her own story for the first time, Eberhart said a lot of women she knew came to her with similar experiences. Eberhart found a lot of encouragement within that group and hopes to be able to provide the same support for women and girls on the South End. “Young women can be in violent relationships, not understanding what’s happening,” she said. “And there are lots of young women out there.”

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owns an estimated 60 rods, needs another, so he planned to donate it back to the club so it could be raffled off as a fund-raiser. “Mike, as an angler, is much like Mike in life; he doesn’t take anything too seriously,” Lungren said, adding: “He didn’t name it the ‘Catchin’ Club.’ “ Like all anglers, Gallion has plenty of fishing tales. That’s what happens after a lifetime spent angling in Washington and Alaska, and 25 years running the Fishin’ Club. There’s the story about strapping a 2.5 horsepower Sears, Roebuck & Co. Elgin boat motor to a 10-foot rowboat so he could motor around Mutiny Bay as a young boy. Or the time he set a record for fly fishing in 1998 when he landed a 14 pound, 12-ounce chum salmon in Alaska. Then there was the time he was salmon fishing in Alaska and stopped a charging brown bear in the middle of a river just by loading a shotgun slug. Of course, he says after taking a sip of black coffee at his Bayview home the same one he grew up in as a teenager - his best story is of the fish that got away. Many years ago, he was fly fishing in Juneau, Alaska

went out a few times this past fall during the pink salmon run. Mostly, he came home empty-handed. Gallion, who is legally blind because of presbyopia, is also known as a champion competitive pistol marksman. Using .22-caliber pistols, he has spent more time lately at gun ranges than fishing holes. He drew similarities between his two hobbies in that they require focus, the ability to settle one’s adrenaline and nerves and lots of time. Whereas good shooting takes time on a range, good fishing takes time on the water. “People ask, ‘When’s the best time to go fishing?’ When you can,” Gallion said. With his two businesses in computer repair and commercial equipment repair, he will be plenty busy. But now that the club is in someone else’s hands, Gallion may have time this year for more fishing.

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and in a float tube. Something struck his lure in a saltwater lagoon — “fish on,” as anglers holler — and rolled on the surface. The sight of the salmon had him and others with him swearing it to be a 50-pound king salmon. At the mercy of the fish’s strength and will, he floated along the top as the salmon towed him around the lagoon. “You could see the wake of my swim fins,” he said. The fight lasted more than three hours, and in the end the hook wore through the fish’s mouth. Fish off. “Even at the time, I think the fish and I were both glad to be rid of each other,” he laughed. Catching fish has never been the point of the club. Subsistence fishing has its place, he says, but mostly people need to take angling as an outdoor experience: a time to work on a craft, like casting, trying flies, playing a fish.

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The not-so-known side of Hitchcock

“Behind the Camera: An Alfred Hitchcock Few Knew,” a free lecture, begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Langley Library, 104 2nd St. The “Master of Suspense” is known for his scary movies, nail-biting thrillers and innovative film techniques. But off the set, Alfred Hitchcock was a genius with many faces: obsessive, sadistic, unrelenting, and funny. Learn more about this fascinating real-life character as author Kathleen Kaska presents a behind-the-scenes look at the director.

“Letters of John: A Church Divided” Whidbey Island Theological Studies will offer its next public seminar, “The Letters of John: A Church Divided,” at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 North Alexander St., Coupeville. There is no charge and light refreshments will be served. Instructing will be Dr. Tom Johnson, retired professor of religion, former seminary dean and university president; author of 1,2, & 3 John in the

Understanding the Bible Commentary Series (Baker). The mission of the group is to increase the knowledge and love of God in the churches of Whidbey Island through collegelevel biblical, theological, and spiritual studies. All WITS Seminars are open to everyone. For further information, please call 360-221-8365.

Learn to download eBooks Tips and Tricks for Your Tablet, a free class, begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave., Freeland. Learn how to download free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library using Overdrive and 3M. Bring your library card, Adobe ID, and your tablet fully charged and ready to go. Participants should register for an Adobe ID before the class. Space is limited so please preregister online or by calling 360-331-7323 or visiting

Ryan’s House has Big Red Event The Big Red Event, a fundraiser for Ryan’s House for Youth, is slated for 6 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Nordic Lodge in Coupeville. The nonprofit is working to house homeless youths between 12 and 25 through its host family program and by building shelters on the north and south ends of Whidbey Island. Tickets for the auction

cost $30 per person, which includes a drink, appetizers, bidding number and one raffle ticket. Auction items include a trip to Newport, Ore., a signed Seattle Seahawks football, a trip to the Hearst Castle in California or the former home of Ernest Hemingway, and a round of golf at eight different courses. The theme is to dress in red. Tickets may be purchased by calling 360331-4575 or emailing

Remembrances of the Heart Remembrances of the Heart, an annual memorial service, begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland. Whidbey General Hospital, Home Health, Hospice and MAC Clinic hold the service each year for family members and friends who have lost a loved one in the past year. The public is welcome to attend the free event, but an RSVP is requested. To do so, call the Home Health Office at 360-678-7605 or 360-321-6659. Dave Bieniek can also be emailed at

AAUW to hold February meeting The American Association of University Women’s Whidbey Island Branch will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341


Highway 525. A social time precedes the program at 9:30 a.m. Program includes “Shopping in a Foreign Land.”

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Monday The stars align in Oak Harbor

The Island County Astronomical Society’s monthly meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the group’s new location at Oak Harbor Library, room HH137, 1000 S.E. Regatta Dr. Anyone interested in astronomy is invited to attend. There will be short presentations on current topics, and a good time is guaranteed. For details or club events, call Dan Pullen at 360-6797664 or email icaspub@


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Genealogy Society to meet The Genealogy Society of South Whidbey will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 Highway 525, Freeland.

here in Island County and what can be done to control them. The informal presentation is part of the network’s Pub Talk series, and will be given by Janet Stein, Island County Noxious Weed Program coordinator. For details, call 360-6787992.

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Wednesday Thursday Rock out, support school jazz band

The South Whidbey High School Jazz Band will host an evening of music at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at WICA, Langley. Tickets are $15 and available through the WICA box office. This fundraiser provides money for scholarships, transportation, sheet music, instruments, etc.

Clinton Book Club talks circus A discussion on “The Night Circus,” by Erin Morgenstern, begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Clinton Library, 4781 Deer Lake Road. Books are available to check out prior to the discussion. For details, call 360-341-4280.

Everything about noxious weeds Whidbey ECO Network will hold a free presentation on noxious weeds from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Mo’s Pub and Eatery in Langley. Learn to identify some of the biggest problem weeds

Norwegian conversation and coffee Practice your Norsk conversational skills in a comfortable and safe environment. This group, facilitated by a native-Norwegianspeaking member of the Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge will hold its first meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Nordic Hall, 63 Jacobs Rd., Coupeville, and plans to meet thereafter on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the same time. Varying levels of skill in speaking solely in Norwegian are acceptable. For details, email whidbeyislandnordiclodge@

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City of Angels premier party Whidbey Island Center for the Arts continues its 2013-14 Theatre Series with a Tony-award winning musical, “City of Angels.” Dress in old Hollywoodstyle and celebrate the opening. Post-show champagne reception and awards for best dressed. The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 and runs through Saturday, Feb. 22. The play uses a dual storyline about a novelist preparing his book for the movie screen and the fictional, black-and-white novel on screen. Tickets can be purchased by calling 360-221-8268 or Tickets range from $15.50 to $22.50.

Club dinner will touch the stars The Greenbank Progressive Club will hold its monthly potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Greenbank Club House, 3090 Firehouse Road. Attendance is open, though participants are asked to bring a dish to share and attend to their own table service. This month’s program is “Space Shuttle & Space Station, from two designers in Mission Control.” The program features two Greenbank residents who will share their experiences in engineering, project management and in Mission Control. For details, call 360-6784885.



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Kindle Basics, a free class, begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Langley Library, 104 2nd St. Learn tips and tricks for using your Kindle eReader to download books from Sno-Isle. Space is limited, please preregister.

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Hear from the writing champs Winners of the Spirit of Writing Contest read from their new anthology, “In the Spirit of Writing 2013,” at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Freeland Library, 5495 Freeland Ave. Programs are one hour, with refreshments and an opportunity to meet the authors afterward. Event is free. For details, call 360-3317323.

Preserve public beach access Island Beach Access will hold its regular monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Freeland Library. Come and find out what is happening to public beaches and access points. Help the group identify them and ensure that these access points stay open, so everybody can enjoy public beaches now and in the future. For details, visit info@

A special deal for sweethearts People can have their photos taken for free on Valentine’s Day beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Inspired Arts Gallery & Gifts, 1689 Main St., Freeland. Come on in with a loved one to have your free “Inspired Hearts” photo taken. Dress for the occasion, choose from fun hats and things at the gallery.

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Valentine’s Day with a non-profit The Baby Island Saratoga Club will host a Valentine’s Day potluck dinner and an evening of jazz music at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at 3225 Saratoga Road, Langley. Richard and Teresa will provide “romantic tunes and happy swing” for participants listening pleasure. All are welcome. Bring a dish to share, your beverage and place setting, with a small donation of $2 per person to the non-profit club’s Public Assembly Hall. For details, call Sharon at 360-730-1047.

Hearts and spaghetti Hearts and Hammers of South Whidbey Island will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14 at the Fellowship Hall in Langley United Methodist Church. This

is a fun, social evening often with live music. The non-profit group helps repair and rehabilitate homes with volunteers. The next work day is Saturday, May 3.



Library friends group hosts sale The Friends of the Clinton Library’s monthly used book sale begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave. Find thousands of books for sale. Additional fiction and nonfiction are added every month. Proceeds support the Clinton Library. Quality book donations are always appreciated and may be dropped off at the Clinton Library any time or brought to the sale.

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Join Seattle Opera Community Programs Manager Robert McClung for a free multimedia presentation covering the history, music and stagecraft of “The Consul,” by Gian-Carlo Menotti at noon, Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave. In this Pulitzer Prizewinning American work, a devoted wife and

Whidbey Island Camera Club will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18 at Oak Hall, Room 306, Skagit Valley College Whidbey Campus. The theme for February is “Photographers Choice”. Participants may submit up to three photographs for discussion during the meeting to The club is a community organization, and is open to the public. For details, email tina31543@comcast. net or visit

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Join the Third Tuesday Book Discussion Group for a conversation about Alyson Richman’s “The Lost Wife,” at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Freeland Library, 5495 Freeland Ave. During the last moments of calm in prewar Prague, Lenka, a young art student, and Josef, who is studying medicine, fall in love. With the promise of a better future, they marry only to have their dreams shattered by the imminent Nazi invasion. For details, call 360-3317323.

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Island County seeks planning commissioner The Island County commissioners are seeking applicants to complete a term on the Island County Planning Commission from District 2, which encompasses all of the greater Oak Harbor area. This term will run until Jan. 2, 2015. Members must reside in the district appointed to represent. The board appoints planning commission members for four-year terms, which may be renewed by mutual agreement. The planning commission consists of nine members: three from each county commissioner district to assure county-wide representation. The planning commission makes recommendations to the board in matters concerning growth and develop-

ment as authorized in the Planning Enabling Act (RCW 36.70). The Planning Commission generally meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Courthouse Annex Hearing Room, Coupeville. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest including a statement of qualifications and a resume to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Planning Commission Vacancies, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, 98239. Deadline is 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25. For details call (360) 679-7353 or e-mail pamd@

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location, and had no reason to suspect he was going to be shot through his car window at point-blank range. “Russel Douglas could not duck, run, or deflect Huden’s aim,” Banks wrote in his brief to the appellate court. “Even fish in a barrel can swim and potentially avoid a fatal encounter with a bullet. Russel Douglas was more vulnerable than that.” In his sentencing memorandum, Banks wrote that Huden and his mistress, Peggy Sue Thomas, carefully planned the murder so that Douglas could not resist; he speculated that they wouldn’t have gone through with the killing if they hadn’t been able to carefully control the situation. Thomas was originally charged with murder for allegedly helping Huden lure Douglas to the out-ofthe-way area, but pleaded guilty to rendering criminal assistance under a plea bargain. She was sentenced to four years in prison. Banks recommended an

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Convicted murderer James Huden arrives in court in 2013, shortly before his conviction by a jury. He lost an appeal in state court this week. 80-year sentence for Huden, which was just over 48 years beyond the top of the standard sentencing range Huden would have faced without the aggravating factor. Judge Alan Hancock agreed and handed out the exceptional penalty. Huden appealed his sentence, arguing that there was insufficient evidence to support the finding of particular vulnerability. He also appealed his conviction

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on several grounds, including an allegation that Banks committed misconduct. Huden’s attor neys argued that Douglas was not particularly vulnerable to a sudden gunshot wound to the head. They argued that, “the suddenness of such an attack would prevent any victim from resisting.” In an unpublished opinion, the Court of Appeals threw out Huden’s argu-

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ments, except to find that Banks acted inappropriately in calling the key witness a “hero” during closing arguments. Yet while Banks “crossed into the realm of personal opinion,” the defense didn’t object, the misconduct wasn’t flagrant and he backed up the assertion with evidence, the court ruled. Huden has 20 days to file a motion for reconsideration with the appeals court and 30 days to file a petition for review with the state Supreme Court.

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Assembly of God 360-221-1656 • Langley 5373 Maxwelton Road Loving God, Loving People, Serving the World Sunday Worship Services 8:30AM & 10:30AM Both services offer, nursery for infants and toddlers & kids classes for 3yrs to 4th grade Matt Chambers, Pastor Dareld Chittim, Associate Pastor Mark Brinkman, Youth Pastor Home of Island Christian Academy 360-221-0919

South Whidbey Church of Christ 341-2252 • Bayview Senior Service Center - Bayview Sunday Worship: 9:30AM Sunday Bible Classes: 10:30AM Call regarding Wednesday Bible Class

Christian Science Church 321-4080 or 222-3182 • Langley 15910 Hwy 525 at Useless Bay Rd Sunday Church Service: 10:30AM Wednesday Service: 7:30PM 1st Wednesday of the month

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“Loving Christ and Others Well” Sunday Worship 10:30AM and 6:00PM Sunday School for all ages 9:15AM

Langley United Methodist Church 221-4233 • 3rd & Anthes Sunday Service 9:30AM Nursery and Sunday School for grades K-12 during service Adult Forum class 11AM Rev. Mary Boyd, Pastor Bill Humphreys, Music Director Eve Carty, Program Associate Lauren Coleman, Youth/Family Coord. A Greening, Reconciling & Advocating Congregation “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”

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City Of Oak Harbor Summary Ordinances On the 4th day of February 2014, the Oak Harbor City Council adopted Ordinance 1684 entitled “Amending the Utilities Rate Ordinance 1587,” Ordinance 1685 entitled “Relating to Recreational Mar ijuana,” and Ordinance 1686 entitled “Extending a Moratorium on Medical Marijuana” to the Oak Harbor Municipal Code; Providing for Severability and Effective Date. The full text of any ordinance will be mailed or g i ve n t o a n y p e r s o n without charge who requests the same from the city clerk. Requests may be made to: City Clerk,, or by calling 360-279-4539. Anna M. Thompson, City Clerk Legal No. 542488 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 8, 2014. CITY OF OAK HARBOR PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PC# 02-25-14 Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission will conduct its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Febr uar y 25, 2014. Please note that there will be an offsite electronic message c e n t e r d e m o n s t ra t i o n beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot at 551 NE Midway Boulevard. Time permitting the Planning Commission will conduct a pre-meeting at 7:00 p. m . i n t h e C o u n c i l Chambers Conference Room prior to the regular meeting. The regular por tion of the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor WA. The Planning Commission will consider the following beginning at 7:30 p.m.: ELECTRONIC MESSAGE CENTERS CODE UPDATE - Public Hearing The Planning Commission will consider addi-

tional information provided by the International Sign Association on electronic message centers. At the conclusion of the public hearing the Planning Commission may forward a recommendation to the City Council. P U B L I C PA RT I C I PA TION PLAN - Public Hearing A draft of the Public Participation Plan was provided to the Planning Commission for review in January 2014. The Planning Commission will discuss Public Participation Plan further at the Februar y meeting. The Planning Commission is expected to make a recommendation to the City Council on the adoption of the Public Participation Plan. ANNUAL REPORT TO CITY COUNCIL - Public Meeting The Planning Commission will discuss the general recommendations por tion of their annual report to the City Council. The report is a summary of Planning Commission’s accomplishments in 2013 and proposed work program for 2014. At the conclusion of the meeting the Planning Commission will forward the report to the City Council. All meetings of the Planning Commission are open to the public. Legal No. 542845 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 8, 2014. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ISLAND IN THE ESTATE OF CAROLINE J. VOGLER, Deceased. NO. 14 4 00025 3 N OT I C E TO C R E D l 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

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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 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 28, 2014 Date of first publication: February 1, 2014 /s/Victor E. H. Vogler 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. 541303 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 1, 8, 15, 2014.

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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 Fe b r u a r y 1 8 , a t 6 : 0 0 p.m. or as soon thereafter, to consider extending Ordinance 1643 which temporarily reduces the amount of transportation and park impact fees collected for new residential development. This ordinance is set to expire on February 28, 2014. 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 Cler k at (360) 279-4539 for additional arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs. Anna M. Thompson, City Clerk Legal No. 542850

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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 PUBLICATION: Januar y 25, 2014. S H A RO N M . AU G L E , Personal Representative c/o James L. Kotschwar, Attorney for Personal Representative, WSBA #10823 265 NE Kettle Street; Suite 1, P.O. Box 1593 Oak Harbor, Washington 98277 (360) 675-2207 Legal No. 539817 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. January 25, February 1, 8, 2014.

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 their heirs and devisees; and all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described in the complaint herein, defendants:

You, and each of you, are hereby summoned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty (60) days after the 4th day of January 2014, and defend the aboveentitled action in the above entitled court and answer the complaint of the plaintiff and serve a c o py o f yo u r a n sw e r upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff, at his office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demands of the complaint in this action which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The object of this action is to quiet title in plaintiff to real estate located in Island County, Washington, described as follows: Government Lot 4, Sect i o n 1 3 , Tow n s h i p 2 8 North, Range 3 E.W.M and the Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 14, To w n s h i p 2 8 N o r t h , Range 3, E.W.M., EXCEPT the North 555.30 feet; and EXCEPT the South 650 feet of said Government

Lot 4 and Southeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter; and EXCEPT those portions conveyed to Island County for road purposes by Deed dated May 23,1959 and recorded as Auditor’s File Nos. 131011 and 131012; and EXCEPT the following described tract: Beginning at a point on the West line of said Gover nment Lot 4, of said Section 13, which point lies 555.30 feet South of the Northwest comer of said Government Lot 4; t h e n c e E a s t , p a ra l l e l with the Nor th line of said Government Lot 4, 70 feet to the Nor theast cor ner of a tract of land conveyed to Island County, under Auditor’s File No. 131011, said point being the true point of beginning; thence South 16°18’30” West along the East line of said tract of land conveyed to Island County, 28.8 feet; thence south 17°44’40” West and continuing along the East line of said tract of land conveyed to Island County, 29 feet, more or less, to the

South line ofthe Nor th 610.79 feet of said Gover nment Lot 4; thence East, along the South line of the North 610.79 feet of said Government Lot 4, a dist a n c e o f 5 5 . 4 9 fe e t ; thence North 17°44’40” East 29 feet, more or less; thence North 16°18’30” East 28.80 feet to the South line ofthe North 555.30 feet of said Government Lot 4; thence West, along the South line of the North 555.30 feet of said Government Lot 4; a distance of 55.49 feet to the true point of beginning Also together with Tidelands of the Second Class, as conveyed by the State of Washington, situate in front of, adjacent to and abutting thereon. Also together with a nonexclusive easement for ingress and egress and utilities, over and upon the North 20 feet ofthe last excepted tract described above. Ta x : P a r c e l N o s . R23813-069-0150 and R32814-085-4670 against the claim of de-

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF ISLAND In the Matter of the Estate of WILLIAM JOSEPH AUGLE, Deceased. NO. 14 4 00011 3 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS 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 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

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Vermilion flycatcher captures our hearts, imaginations

WHIDBEY BIRDING Frances Wood My husband and I recently returned from a month of birding in and around the city of Oaxaca, Mexico. It’s in a high, dry valley in South Central Mexico where the native habitat is described as thorn scrub. One of the most common little flycatchers is also a brilliantly colored bird, the aptly named vermilion flycatcher. On our first morning there we spotted this ruby red ornament perched on a bare branch, and I stopped in my tracks to admire it. Similar in size and shape to our house finch, the 6-inch flycatcher sat horizontally, red head and breast reflecting the strong Oaxacan sun, black mask and wings setting off the dazzling color. The bird glanced from side to side, tilting its head and occasionally raised a short

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A vermilion flycatcher perches atop a bare thorn branch. Record columnist Frances Wood calls the bright-red avian the Valentine bird. crest to further sparkle in the sun. I like to think of this flycatcher as the Valentine bird, not only because of the shining red color, but also because, even in the winter months, this species is usually found in pairs. The female, a brownish counterpart with a pale salmon-colored belly, was likely somewhere near by. The locals call this bird “bien viaje” — literally good travel — but often simply translated as the good luck bird. The bird was facing me, which, according to Oaxacan lore, is a very good omen. If the bird is turned with its back to you showing its dark

wing feathers, however, bad luck could be in the offering. Flycatchers are constantly scanning their surroundings for flying insects and they tend to keep an eye out for big mammals like people, so nine times out of ten, the birds are looking your way and good luck is bound to follow you. Birds are among the most popular animals used in mythology and are the source of countless superstitions and allegories. Life, death, luck, and love have all been tied to the tail-feathers of these winged marvels. In Western European culture many birds are linked to bad omens. The owl’s ominous hoot, for example. The term

given to a collective group of crows is a “murder” of crows. Thanks to Alfred Hitchcock, flocks of blackbirds are frightful. Some birds have more benign symbolism. We know that doves represent love and peace and are a savior of humanity. Eagles embody strength, swiftness and majesty. Robins suggest joy. The return of swallows symbolizes spring. All valued assets, I admit. But where are the “good luck” birds in our culture? For sailors, a sighting of the cumbersome albatross was considered a harbinger of good luck. But when was the last time you saw an albatross and how many of us


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are sailors? There is the old saying that it’s good luck if a bird defecates on you, but I see that as more annoyance than evidence of good fortune. Years ago the ivory-billed woodpecker, a large showy bird of the southeastern United States now assumed to be extinct, was called the “Good Lord Bird.” But that reflected the amazement of anyone lucky enough to catch a glimpse of it. A bluebird seen in spring is a lucky sign to some. But I’m looking for a bird that one could encounter any day of the year. Something bright and delightful to see. A species of bird that will immediately lift your spirits, chase the clouds away and turn you into a bird watcher over and over again. Any nominations? Seriously, I’d like to hear from you.

Later during our month in Oaxaca some Whidbey Island friends came for a visit. They love to hike, but weren’t bird watchers. One morning we set off on a fourhour trek along a dusty road between two villages several miles from Oaxaca City. One of the first birds we saw was a bright male vermilion flycatcher. I forced binoculars into my friend’s hands and helped her locate and focus on the bird. The moment she caught sight of that bird, she gasped and couldn’t put the binoculars down. I’m pretty sure that one look turned her into a birder. And the next time I see her I’m going to ask how her luck has been recently. Frances Wood can be reached at wood@whidbey. com. Craig Johnson is at

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