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Pilot error blamed in Navy EA-6B crash Squadron revising training program By JANIS REID Staff reporter

A Whidbey Island Naval Air Station Prowler squadron is changing its aviation training program in the wake of news that “pilot error” was responsible for the March

Prowler crash in Eastern Washington. Three Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129 crewmembers who died in the March 11 EA-6B Prowler crash were the pilot, Lt. Valerie Delaney, 26; flight officer, Lt. William Brown McIlvaine III, 24; and instructor, Lt. Cmdr. Alan Peterson, 34. A detailed report of the crash was released by the Navy’s Pacific Fleet headquarters in recent months, and included recommendations to changes VAQ-129

should make to its training program. Patterson, a returning trainer, was placed into an “unnecessarily accelerated training” program without “normal oversight or formal review by existing standardization of procedures,” according to the report. Recommendations listed in the report include the review and modification of instructor qualification, designation and

Navy aids in airliner search By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

A crew from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station is helping in the search for the missing Malaysian airliner as the mystery into its disappearance deepens. SEE SEARCH, A20


Tribe, city on cusp of bones deal

New charges filed against disgraced OH attorney By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

unearthing of the ancient burial grounds, according to City Engineer Joe Stowell. Dirt from the project was hauled to several different locations and given out as “free dirt” to residents; archaeologists had to sift through the

A formerly prominent Oak Harbor attorney could face many years behind bars if convicted on charges that include theft and money laundering. Douglas Saar, 40, formerly of the Law Office of Skinner and SAAR Saar, is accused of stealing from estates he represented, shifting money around in accounts to hide the thefts and using stolen funds to pay for a limousine ride and a Hawaiian vacation, according to the police report. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks is handling the case against Saar. Banks charged Saar in Superior Court Thursday with four counts of theft in the first degree, one count of theft in the second



By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

The City of Oak Harbor and three contractors reached a tentative settlement with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community over the desecration of Native American burial grounds during the 2011 Pioneer Way construction project. Under the proposal, the city’s insurance provider will pay $1.2 million and the insurance companies for the three companies will pay a total of $800,000 to the tribe. In addition, the city

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Steve Bebee, operations manager for public works, inspects the site of the city’s old shop. The two-acre site may be given to the Swinomish Tribe under a preliminary settlement of a lawsuit over the desecration of an ancient grave site. The tarps in the background cover dirt from Pioneer Way which likely contains cultural remains. would turn over the deed to the old city shop property to the tribe for a future cemetery, according to City Administrator Larry Cort. The terms of the settlement are still preliminary, Cort emphasized, explaining that the City Council and the tribal leaders must

approve the deal. The council members will discuss the proposal during an executive session set for Tuesday. Nevertheless, Mayor Scott Dudley said he is pleased with the proposal, noting that the tribe previously offered to settle for

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Beach access highlights park concerns By JANIS REID

ISLAND SCANNER THURSDAY, MARCH 6 At 8:18 a.m., an Admirals Drive resident reported receiving a fraudulent email stating that the home was foreclosed and the residents needed to vacate immediately. At 2:37 p.m., a case of indecent exposure was reported on Mount Baker Circle. At 7:48 p.m., a stolen UHaul truck was reported at Deception Pass Bridge. At 7:57 p.m., a Race Road resident reported a possible prowler in a detached garage on Race Road.

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Island County leadership passed on a chance to apply for grants that would allow them to acquire beach access properties adjacent to Glendale on South Whidbey. Commissioners Kelly Emerson and Jill Johnson said they could not support acquiring more park land, even through grants, if it means additional maintenance costs down the road. “I realize this is just the first step, but I really hate to see us spending any time or money on this,” Emerson said. “We already have no money to take care of our parks. I am not in favor of obtaining any more property.” The discussion was raised during a March 5 work session. The two commissioners agreed the grant applications, which would have been submitted in partnership with the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, would result in the county taking on the upkeep. Commissioner Helen Price Johnson was not present at the work session. While another grant aimed at improvements at Trillium Community Forest was tabled until March 19, it is unlikely that the Glendale grant applications will resurface at the county level without majority board support. “Island Beach Access (IBA) seems to have a lot of money, maybe they will run with this,” Johnson said during the work session. When asked to respond to Johnson’s comment, IBA leader Mike McVay said, “She’s right.”

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Glendale beach access proponents Mike McVay, and Mindy and Mike Thompson, sit on the breakwater in front of the old Glendale Hotel on South Whidbey. The Island County commissioners decided not to consider purchasing the property that would provide beach access. “We don’t have a lot of money, but we’ll do it. If you don’t want to pay taxes to do something, you just do it. We are going to offer our services absolutely. The thing at Glendale is a great opportunity to restore that to a public facility.” Mindy Thompson, whose family has lived just a halfmile from the Glendale beach access for 40 years, said the community has already lost one local beach and really hopes they can hang onto the one at Glendale. “The fear of losing our beach access is huge,” Thompson said. A worst-case scenario would be if a private owner came in and eliminated the public’s ability to access the water. “We’ve been walking that beach all our lives,” Thompson said. “We just

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want access to open beach without being harassed.” The grant applications totaled $900,000 and would acquire two parcels that would provide beach access, parking and a boat ramp. Existing structures would need to be demolished. Public Works Director Bill Oakes said the Glendale properties would be a good acquisition as a mitigation measure due to its history of flooding, but that the county would need to apply for additional grants to complete the project. Emerson said not only does the county already have beach access points and parks that are not maintained, but a major park funding source ends in 2016 causing counties to need replacement funding for park maintenance. “We need to take care of what we have first before we add more,” Johnson said Thursday. “Just acquiring without the means to maintain is irresponsible. Sometimes, as hard as it is to say no, you need to say no.” She said despite the eagerness of the beach access group to help maintain it, Johnson said she would not be willing to reconsider her position. “Dealing with the shore-

line is technical, expensive and time consuming,” Johnson said. “If it was cheap and easy, I wouldn’t hesitate. I love their passion, I want to say yes, but it’s irresponsible. I hate that that’s the truth, but it’s the truth.” Price Johnson said Thursday she was disappointed that the Glendale grant talks weren’t delayed until they could all be present because she thinks its an important opportunity. “Buying is in the public interest,” Price Johnson said, because it could prevent both future flood damage and provide prime beach access. Despite IBA’s eagerness to assist, Price Johnson agrees that the county would still have to be the land owner and shoulder the responsibility. Price Johnson said she has reached out to both the South Whidbey Port District and the South Whidbey Park District for assistance for this and other beach access locations. “I know that our community values public beach access, and it’s gonna take us pulling together and sharing resources,” Price Johnson said. “We need think outside the regular box.”

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At 8:22 p.m., a resident of Old Goldie Road reported that the Knights of Columbus were too loud. At 10:38 p.m., a security guard at the hospital reported that a woman with a mohawk threatened bodily harm. At 10:44 p.m., a caller at the hospital ER reported that she was “injected with alcoholic poisoning” and the doctors aren’t doing blood tests.

SATURDAY, MARCH 8 At 6:45 p.m., a Glacier Lane resident reported that “Debbie” moved her address book after they watched B-movies. At 6:53 p.m., there was a report that deputies at a Jones Road residence recovered a stolen nail gun. At 9:04 p.m., a resident of Penn Cove Road reported that a stalker keeps parking in the driveway and playing music.

SUNDAY, MARCH 9 At 2:18 p.m., an employees of the ferry system reported finding drug paraphernalia on the beach near the Keystone Ferry dock. At 5:05 p.m., an employee at Liberty Valero reported that a suspicious man was talking to himself and making strange comments to customers.

MONDAY, MARCH 10 At 12:25 a.m., an Amberwood Lane resident reported that people were messing with his stuff. At 1:01 a.m., a Wintergreen Drive resident reported that his son is being a “smart mouth” then went outside was started howling like a coyote. At 6:25 a.m., a Penn Cove Road resident reported that the stalker was back. At 8:29 a.m., there was a report that someone kicked in a door and stole items from a Torrence Lane house. At 10:16 a.m., a Glacier Lane resident reported that her mail in her mailbox was covered in raw eggs. At 7:55 p.m., a woman reported that a dog charges her when she walks on Dolphin Street.

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Meeting change raises commissioner’s ire

Farmers eye Ebey’s Reserve for pot By JANIS REID Staff reporter

Central Whidbey farmers say they want to be able to grow marijuana in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. “I grew up here and all I wanted to do was leave Whidbey Island,” said reserve farmer Josh Frank Harvey during Tuesday’s Island County Planning Commission meeting. “Now this I-502 is giving me an opportunity to come back to Whidbey Island.” The draft land-use regulations — on which the board took public comment Tuesday — singles out Ebey’s National Historical Reserve, limiting farmers to the smallest tier of production operations, 2,000 square feet or less. Processing and retail were not allowed on the reserve under the draft land-use regulations. The county issued a six-month moratorium on recreational and new medical marijuana businesses in November after the passage of Initiative 502, which legalized recreational marijuana production and distribution. The state accepted a first round of applications for marijuana business licenses Nov. 18 to Dec. 20. A total of 30 applications were made by potential growers, 20 applications for processing and nine applications for retail stores in Island County. Harvey asked the commission to reconsider the draft ordinance’s ban on processing in the reserve. Harvey proposes an organic operation on his rural agriculture-zoned property where the extent of processing would be trimming, weighing, bagging and labeling. “I’m concerned about the reserve putting restrictions on what I can do with my property,” Harvey said. “It seems a little unfair.” Several other reserve farmers and land owners also weighed in, both during the public hearing and in writing. “My whole issue with the ordinance is the section on Ebey’s Reserve,” reserve resident Wilbur Bishop told planning commissioners. “I think you should remove it.” Bishop said he didn’t think Ebey’s Reserve farmers should be held to a

Oak Harbor session canceled By JANIS REID Staff reporter

Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson voiced her displeasure when she learned that Oak Harbor’s public meeting about the county fairground project was postponed. “For the record, I think that’s not OK,” Johnson said. Commissioner Jill Johnson The issue was raised during Monday’s meeting after Johnson was annouc- reach,” Price Johnson said. “I think that was my ing the meeting to the public, but was corrected by point,” Johnson replied. Commissioner Helen Price “South Whidbey needs more feedback before Johnson. “There was significant North Whidbey has a requests for additional feed- chance to weigh in?” Price Johnson added later back for the South Whidbey group,” Price Johnson said. that it was school superinThe meeting cancelation tendents and 4-H leaders, appeared to catch Johnson not the South Whidbey by surprise. community at large, who “So scratch that, don’t go requested a chance to give to the meeting,” Johnson additional feedback. said to the audience. For the past several “North Whidbey will not months, Whidbey Island have a chance to hear about Area Fair leaders have been the fairgrounds until South planning a $10-million overWhidbey can weigh in … haul of the fairgrounds. again.” The initial proposal was The Island County presented to the Langley Economic Development City Council last month, to Council, which is headbe followed by open houses ing up the project, hosted a meeting on a proposed around the county. Historically signifioverhauls of the Whidbey Island Area Fairgrounds on cant buildings, including the Pole Building, would South Whidbey Feb. 18. An Oak Harbor meet- remain intact, while others ing was originally set for could be relocated or razed. A main goal of the remodTuesday, March 11. It was changed to 7 p.m. April 2, el is to reduce heating and at North Whidbey Middle overhead costs. The full Island County School. “The steering committee Strategic Plan can be found wanted to do additional out- online at

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Island County Planning Director David Wechner field’s questions about marijuanarelated land use standards from the planning commission and residents at Tuesday’s regular meeting. On display at the meeting are the county’s zoning maps. different standard because it sets a bad precedence. He said restrictions should be the same county wide. “It’s going to be a bad situation down the road,” Bishop said. “I don’t wanted to be treated any different.” Judy Harvey, another reserve property owner, submitted several letters into the public record Tuesday, written and signed by herself and her neighbors in favor of lifting reserve restrictions. “I do not support the county putting additional restrictions on the farmers of Ebey’s Reserve,” Judy Harvey said. Kristen Griffin, who assumed her role as reserve manager last month, said that “opportunities to engage in the workshops didn’t occur” and that the reserve trust board is eager to weigh in on the restriction after their regular afternoon March 25 meeting. “I think it’s important that the reason this (restriction) ended up in the ordinance is a concern for a special place,” Griffin said. “I appreciate that.” While the planning commission took no action on the land-use standards Tuesday, Dean Enell and other plan-

ning commissioners said they were open to “scrapping” the restriction on Ebey’s Reserve based on farmer comments. “To me, the purpose of the reserve is keeping agriculture flourishing,” Enell said. Chairwoman Val Hillers said that of the 19 farms in Ebey’s Reserve, the planning commission had received signed letters from a number of the farmers. “I think the farmer’s have weighed in here who said, ‘We don’t want this,’” Hillers said. Planning Director David Wechner was given direction to change the land us regulations accordingly. The planning commission’s voted to extended the public hearing until the board’s next meeting at 9 a.m. March 25. The planning commission is hoping to get the land-use regulations approved in time for an ordinance to be passed by the Island County Board of Commissioners by the end of the sixmonth moratorium, May 13.




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Beat never stops for Oak Harbor’s cheerleader Chatfield-Weeks says God-given energy serves as an influence to others By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

After downing a cup of beef and barley soup, a mixed-greens salad, a pair of bread sticks and two glasses of iced tea, Helen ChatfieldWeeks was in the mood to demonstrate an Irish jig. She stood and danced on a recent afternoon at Angelo’s Caffe in downtown Oak Harbor, spinning, stopping to pose and belting out laughs while following only the sounds of her own “da, da, da” rendition. Customers walked into the restaurant but ChatfieldWeeks didn’t miss a beat, locked in a smile, seemingly oblivious to her surroundings. She was caught up in the moment and having way too much fun to stop. “This is what everybody asks me: ‘Where do you get your energy?’” said Chatfield-Weeks, who turns 90 in January. “I tell you what. It’s either in you or it isn’t. “I am blessed I have energy within me. I thank God everyday for that. I think it’s influenced a lot of people in many ways.” This is no boast from the sweet lady who is seated

across the table. It’s a fact. When she arrived in Oak Harbor in 1969, ChatfieldWeeks brought with her a zest that’s been on public display for more than four decades. Affectionately labeled Oak Harbor’s No. 1 cheerleader, Chatfield-Weeks will be at it again Monday as grand marshal in Oak Harbor’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. She’s been involved with the city’s St. Patrick’s Day parade for so long as a founding member of the Irish Wildlife Society that she can’t remember if she was ever grand marshal before but is pretty sure she was. The parade starts at 4 p.m. and will head west down Pioneer Way, culminating with a ceremony at Hal Ramaley Memorial Park on Bayshore Drive. That ceremony wouldn’t be complete without Chatfield-Weeks’ leading a cheer of “Hip Hip Hooray,” something she’s done countless times at festivals, events, even City Council meetings over the decades. “The whole point is to make people happy,” she

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Helen Chatfield-Weeks, 89, laughs after demonstrating an Irish jig at Angelo’s Caffe in Oak Harbor Wednesday. Chatfield-Weeks says she believes she got her outgoing nature from her father, an exuberant criminal defense attorney in El Paso, Texas. And she was a cheerleader in college. Chatfield-Weeks will be grand marshal at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Oak Harbor Monday. said. “I’m happy to do something like that. It makes people smile. That’s basically why I do it. It’s always an occasion of some kind.” In a way, she can’t help herself. She believes her exuberance is in her blood, linked directly to a former wellknown criminal defense attorney from her hometown

of El Paso, Texas, named William Henry Fryer. That was her father. “He was quite a showman,” Chatfield-Weeks said. “My mother was very shy and sweet and hardly ever left the house.” Chatfield-Weeks, the youngest of six children, will never be mistaken for being shy.

She attended two years at the Texas College of Mines and Metallurgy (now the University of Texas at El Paso), where she learned the finer points of cheerleading. “How you yell a cheer, you have to have cadence,” she said. Chatfield-Weeks went on to Northwestern University

Evanston, Ill., earned a degree in broadcasting then landed a radio job back home with KROD in El Paso, where she hosted a cooking show. It was the “sweet” voice on that show that caught the attention of an Air Force colonel named James D. Chatfield. SEE CHEERLEADER, A5

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CHEERLEADER CONTINUED FROM A4 “He thought I knew how to cook,” Chatfield-Weeks said. “I explained to him that I knew how to read.” Nevertheless, 23 years of marriage ensued, a marriage that produced six children and led to a life overseas in Switzerland, France, Italy and ultimately back to the United States with stops on both coasts. However, it was a time of great sadness that led Chatfield-Weeks on an accidental path to Whidbey Island. She was living with family in Seattle when her husband died of lung cancer. One day, she put her six kids in a station wagon and set out for a new life. Heading north, she noticed a sign that pointed to an island and a naval station, and she drove to a ferry terminal and got on the boat. She was accustomed to military living and wanted to be near amenities and services. Oak Harbor turned out to be an ideal fit. “It was the best thing that happened to my kids,” she said. “As it turned out they were so happy with the schools. It was a happy place for them. That’s why I chose it. It wasn’t for me. It was for my kids.” Once arriving in Oak Harbor, Chatfield-Weeks became a visible part of the landscape, working as a reporter and photographer for the Skagit Valley Herald. For 18 years, she reported on Whidbey Island scene, including city and county government and the Navy. On one feature assignment, she met a woodworker named Charlie Weeks, and in time would add a

“How you yell a cheer, you have to have cadence. ” Helen Chatfield-Weeks, Oak Harbor’s official cheerleader

hyphen to her last name. Chatfield-Weeks would survive the passing of a second husband and continue to make a difference in Oak Harbor. In her retirement years, Chatfield-Weeks has rarely slowed down. She’s taken on causes, unafraid to speak out, yet also is quick to praise and cheer on others. She teamed up with Jan Ellis, the late Dorothy Neil and others to save the Neil water tower. She remains active in the community and with her church. The Island County Historical Association recently held a dinner in her honor. She is grateful for the opportunity to be grand marshal in her favorite parade. “I will do an Irish jig,” she said.

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Helen Chatfield-Weeks performs a cheer at a ceremony following the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Oak Harbor in 2013. She will be grand marshal for the parade this year.

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Week shines the spotlight on right to public information Sunshine Week is upon us, and it’s a good time to recognize why newspapers do the job they do. Started in March 2005, Sunshine week this year is March 16-22. It’s the result of a national initiative aimed at promoting dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. Created by the American Society of News Editors, it is celebrated each March, and not just by journalists. It’s recognized by government officials, schools and universities, nonprofit groups, civic organizations and anyone else who is mindful of the freedoms that we as Americans enjoy. It’s the newspaper’s responsibility to empower readers by providing them with the information they need to draw their own conclusions and, in some cases, take action to change the way things are done. Because of our First Amendment, American citizens have the enviable right to know what our government representatives are doing, and how every penny of our tax dollars are being spent. There remain countries in the world who don’t enjoy these rights. Too often, some of us take them for granted. While the daily activities of government at every level can range from the mundane to near-soapopera proportions, it’s vital that members of the public do their job and stay informed. That means taking the time to read the local newspaper. It’s everyone’s responsibility to pay attention and to hold their public servants accountable. Case in point, the potential settlement over the unearthed bones on Pioneer Way. The Whidbey News-Times covered this story from its very beginning to its apparent conclusion. It was embarrassing for the previous mayor and his administration, but the citizen’s right to know is inalienable and trumps all. Yes, some consider the newspaper a pain in the behind at times. SEE SUNSHINE, A7

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Renters’ votes control property owners’ taxes Editor, On Wednesday, March 12, Rick Kiser spelled out exactly why Thomas Jefferson and many other founders of our country insisted that you had to own property in order to qualify to vote. I don’t know just how they managed to get that “reformed” away from us over the years, but it surely was made to address exactly what we property owners today feel about how our tax rates are mishandled by the “free for all” political bunch in power now. Needless to say, the nonproperty owners far outnumber us at the polls and they easily control the vote to get what they want without contributing, so we had better just get used to it or move on. Reg White Oak Harbor

Legislators should be holding ‘apology tour’ Editor, Our 10th District legislative delegation to Olympia, Barbara Bailey, Norma Smith and Dave Hayes, are starting their “victory lap” tour throughout the district on March 20. They will travel from site to site during a three-day period spiking the football at the feet of the hard-working men and women of the district and their families. However, considering the horrendous voting record of our delegation this legislative session, they should instead be conducting an “apology tour.” On virtually every occasion the three members of our delegation had a chance to do what was right for the workers and families of the district, they sided with their corporate buddies instead. Space limitations precludes the listing of all such legislation, but here

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are a few of the most egregious antiworker, anti-family bills. All the following House bills passed the House but were killed in the Republican-controlled Senate. Reps. Smith and Hayes voted against district workers and their families by voting “no” on each of these bills: CERTIFIED PAYROLL — HB 2331 enabled workers on public construction projects to confirm they are being lawfully paid prevailing wage by requiring contractors to post timely certified payroll reports. TRIPLE DAMAGES — HB 2332 discouraged wage theft by making employers liable for triple damages, rather than double, in a civil action. WAGE THEFT RETALIATION — HB 2333 established criminal penalties for employers who retaliate against workers who seek their rightfully earned wages. WORKPLACE FRAUD — HB 2334 addressed the workplace fraud of misclassifying employees as indeSEE LETTERS, A7

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pendent contractors to avoid paying taxes and premiums for workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance. Why did our two Representatives voted “no” on each of these bills? On the floor of the House they used the time-worn excuse that such bills would impose too much of a burden on businesses. Ask yourself what burden would these bills have placed on honest employers who do not steal their workers’ wages — the answer is, absolutely none whatsoever. Would the bills have placed a burden on dishonest employers who do steal their workers’ hard-earned wages? You bet they would have, and rightfully so. Ditto for those employers who deliberately and fraudulently misclassify employees as independent contractors to avoid paying taxes and premiums for workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance. While Sen. Bailey did not actually vote on each of these bills because they were killed in Republicancontrolled committees in the Senate, there were numerous Senate bills that she did vote “yes” on that were also anti-worker and anti-family. Bailey clearly has the same views of worker rights that our two representatives do. Every hard-working mom and dad in the district is entitled to be treated fairly and with dignity and respect by their legislators. They are also entitled to be paid the full measure for their labor. To shove them aside and allow them to be cheated by their employers because their legislators are more interested in not placing a few simple requirements on those employers to ensure they stop committing fraud and outright theft is

deplorable. I believe our legislative delegation should be conducting an “apology tour” throughout the district instead of dancing in the end zone, don’t you? After all, what is there to really celebrate? Nels Kelstrom Clinton


Donations sought for annual survivor reunion Editor, My name Is Cecil Calavan. I am a survivor of the USS Utah and president of the USS Utah Survivors Association. It is my job to keep alive the memory of those killed and still serving on board that wonderful old battleship, which was sunk by the Japanese on Dec. 7, 1941 in that horrendous attack on Pearl Harbor. Every year, the second week of May, we have a reunion in Las Vegas, Nev. We go to Las Vegas because the weather is usually always good, the hotel gives us great rates and there is a lot to do. Considering that the youngest survivor — myself — will be 90 in April, the rest range from 93 to 96 and most must travel with a caregiver. As the years have depleted our ranks we find the expenses have increased and there are now too few of us to share the cost. I must ask for donations again this year to continue. Last year’s reunion was a great success, thanks to your donations. There were four USS Utah survivors, and four survivors from other ships, the United States Navy sent two officers to speak at our banquet



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CONTINUED FROM A6 and they were absolutely wonderful. The number of people at the banquet was at least 60-plus. We are expecting more this year. At this writing, there are five USS Utah survivors planning to attend and three from other ships — one each from the USS Pennsylvania, USS Nevada and USS Oklahoma. All of these wonderful ships were either sunk or badly damaged during the attack, with very high casualties. Considering how many survivors there are still living eight at our reunion is remarkable. If you would care to donate to our reunion in any amount, we would greatly appreciate it. You may send your donations to: USS Utah Association, treasurer, 388 Blair Mine Road, Angels Camp, CA. 95222 Cecil Calavan Anacortes


Whidbey lucky to have great rehab facility Editor, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the rehab unit staff at Careage of Whidbey. Recently my mother was fortunate enough to receive care there following hip replacement surgery. The nurses and therapists exhibited kindness and compassion along with a much needed dose of humor throughout my mother’s recovery. Thank you for your incredible hard work, encouragement and professionalism. The residents of Whidbey Island are blessed to have such a top notch facility. Diana Goss Moorpark, Calif.

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Soccer kicks off the spring in Oak Harbor (6:30 p.m.) and Coupeville (2 p.m.) Saturday, March 15.

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Oak Harbor, Coupeville high school athletes start spring season In regard to being the only Coupeville golfer, Fields said, “I miss out on a team concept, such as playing in teamonly events and the feeling of contributing to something bigger than myself.” However, being a one-person team, she said, “makes it easy to practice and improve when I only have my schedule and feelings to deal with.” South Whidbey opens the

By JIM WALLER Sports editor

Let the games begin...

OH Girls Golf Wildcats among conference’s best After finishing second in the Western Conference and district tournaments last year, the Oak Harbor High School girls golf team returns enough firepower to boost itself into the top spot this time around. The Wildcats return all five starters, including one of the state’s top golfers, senior Joanna Leete. Leete, a first-team, all-conference choice, is the reigning league and district medalist and Wesco point champion. She has qualified for state three times, placing ninth last spring. Leete also broke a 45-year Oak Harbor singleround record with an 18-hole 70 in 2013 and recorded the school’s second-best average round score of 82.39. But the talent doesn’t stop there. Fellow seniors Bree Roderos, KC Winfield and Cassidy Gurich are back, as well as sophomore lettermen Resego Mooki and Terra Baird. Roderos was first-team allWesco last year, and Winfield and Gurich picked up honorable mention honors. The team’s strength, according to coach Andy Wesley, is its experience, noting four of the golfers are entering their fourth year in the program. Wildcats begin the season by hosting seven other

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Above, Joanna Leete, a three-time state qualifier, and, right, Raiden Poe will tee it up for Oak Harbor this spring. schools in the annual Oak Harbor Shootout at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, at the Whidbey Golf Club.

CV Golf Fields takes aim at 3rd state trip Coupeville High School junior Christine Fields will go it alone on the golf course this year. Fields’ brother Austin

graduated last spring, leaving her as the only Wolf golfer. She will train with the South Whidbey High School team at the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club and follow the Falcons’ schedule. Fields may be void of teammates, but she is not void of talent. As a freshman she finished fourth in the district, seventh in the tri-district and eighth in the state 1A meet. Last season she placed fifth at district, sixth at tridistrict and 15th at state.

season at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Lake Stevens Jamboree. The following day they play at home at 3 p.m. against Overlake.

OH Boys Golf Wildcats return 4 letter winners Though the Oak Harbor

High School boys golf team returns four players with extensive varsity experience, it is still young. Not one of the lettermen is a senior as juniors Adam Hunter, Mac Kerfoot, Raiden Poe and Steven Timm return. The key newcomer, Mason Dieter, is also a junior. “This group of varsity players has been playing together for two years now,” said coach David Smith. “They have experience playing in tournaments and I think we have a chance to be very successful this year.” Kerfoot is the top returnee; he qualified for the state tournament last spring and placed 46th. Oak Harbor hosts three teams at 1 p.m. Monday, March 17, in the opener at the Whidbey Golf Club.

OH Tennis ’Cats feature veteran group Last spring the Oak Harbor High School tennis team returned only two letter winners, and, as expected, the young team struggled through a two-win season. This year, nine letterwinners are back, and coach Horace Mells expects the win total to jump dramatically. Returning are seniors Zena Maria Husler, Jamie Estrella, Faith Franssen, Chelsea Admire and Caterina Amsler; juniors Makenzie Perry, Alyssa Eden and Hannah Gluth; and sophomore AnnaBelle Whitefoot. SEE PREVIEW, A9

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nite competitor: “I like us to be in the top two.” Pitching depth is one of Oak Harbor’s strength; VanDam has nine he can turn to if needed. Also, the Wildcats are “fundamentally sound defensively” and “the top half should hit well,” VanDam said. “We lack overall team speed,” VanDam said, “and we need to find another catcher.” Oak Harbor begins the season with three road nonconference games, starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Arlington. The Wildcats’ league and home opener is 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, with Shorecrest.

PREVIEW CONTINUED FROM A8 Perry and Husler teamed up to place sixth in the league doubles tournament last season. Though it’s early, the pair is projected to fill the top two singles spots this spring, Mells said. Estrella will probably handle No. 3 singles and Whitefoot No. 4. Franssen and Admire look to be the No. 1 doubles duo. The other returnees will battle key newcomers senior Jastine Sanchez; juniors Erina Horikawa, Ellysa Bonganay and Patrice Woodworth; and sophomore Ria Bains to complete the doubles lineup, Mells said. The Wildcats start the season with a pair of 3:30 p.m. home non-league matches. First Arlington visits Tuesday, March 18, then Burlington-Edison comes by Thursday, March 20.

CV Tennis Wolves to build on past success The Coupeville High School tennis program, under the direction of Ken Stange, is a consistent winner, and this year plenty of talent returns to plug any holes left by graduation. Ten letterwinners are back: senior Allie Hanigan; juniors Micky Levine, Ana Luvera, Ivy Luvera, Maureen Rice, Wynter Thorne and Julia Myers; and sophomores Jacki Ginnings, Samantha Martin and McKenzie Bailey.

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Makenzie Perry will play No. 1 singles for Oak Harbor. They will be joined by key newcomers senior Sydney Aparico and freshmen Valen Trujillo and Bree Daigneault, according to Stange. Hanigan held down the No. 2 singles spot last spring and is the best shot to move into the No. 1 slot. Martin played in the district doubles tournament last year, and Ginnings, Levine and Bailey won some varsity doubles matches in 2013. Stange likes his team’s depth: “I’ve got bunches of returning players and my new kids seem to be eager to get out there and play.” He’s most concerned about the lack of varsity experience in the upper spots: “I’ve got lots of girls who have played varsity tennis, but none of them have played much at

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Allie Hanigan returns as one of Coupeville’s top players.

No. 1 singles or doubles.” The season starts at 4 p.m. Monday, March 17, when Port Townsend visits Coupeville.

OH Baseball Despite youth, ’Cats to contend Although his team took a hit from graduation, Oak Harbor High School baseball coach Tyson VanDam believes his team can contend for the Western Conference 3A North pennant this spring. Eight players, all major contributors, graduated last spring when the 11-11 Wildcats finished second in the North (10-7). Still, Oak Harbor returns eight lettermen and a handful of others who helped the Wildcat Legion team put in solid season last summer. “We have a good group coming back,” VanDam said. Returning are letter winners Brent Mertins, Danny Wolfe, Teddy Peterschmidt, Clay Doughty, Brandon Bailey and Casiano Atienza. VanDam said seniors Nate Stanford (designated hitter), Rhys Mattila (first base) and Jozef Mendoza (first base/ pitcher); junior C.J. Meders (DH/third base); and sophomores Kevin Johnson (infield/pitcher) and Tyler Snavely (third base/pitcher) are the key newcomers. Stanford and Meders are coming off shoulder injuries but are ready to play, VanDam said. Stanford missed all of last season while hurt. Marysville-Pilchuck looks to be the favorite in the North, according to VanDam, but he sees his club as a defi-

CV Baseball Wolves no longer secret weapon

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First-team, all-league outfielder Kurtis Smith leads a talented senior class for the Coupeville baseball team. state goals as big as these because I’ve seen it come back and bite coaches/teams too often,” he added. “But, I really feel confident in what these kids, especially the seniors, can do this year. I don’t think I’ve had as determined, focused and deep pitching staff as I have this

team, all-Cascade Conference last year; Payne was a secondteam choice; and Tumblin and junior Aaron Curtin honThe Coupeville High orable mention. School baseball team was the Curtin (infield/pitcher); surprise team of the Cascade juniors Josh Bayne (infield/ Conference last spring. No pitcher), Kyle Bodamer one will be shocked by the (infield), Korbin Korzan Wolves’ success this season. (outfield/pitcher) and Aaron After last-place finishes in Trumbull (first base/ pitcher); and sophomore Cole Payne (infield/pitcher) round out the returning letter winners. Sophomore CJ Smith (infield/pitcher) is a key newcomer, coach Smith said. Taking the league title won’t be easy; the Cascade Conference is loaded. Standing in the Wolves way is Archbishop Murphy, which finished third and first in state the past two seasons. Sultan, Cedarcrest, South Whidbey, Granite Falls – everyone – is tough, according to Smith. The season will get off to an interesting start when Coupeville meets rival South Whidbey in a threegame series, beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times March 17, in Langley. Shortstop Brent Mertins will anchor the Oak Harbor defense. The teams meet again in Coupeville Wednesday and then 2011 and 2012, Coupeville year and our team focus is back at South Whidbey Friday. was picked to finish in the really dialed in.” basement again last year The Wolves return eight in a poll of league coaches. starters and its entire pitchThe Wolves placed third in ing staff from 2013. The the seven-team league and group includes five seniors expect to compete for the top who are multi-year letter spot this time around. “Our expectations are pret- winners: Ben Etzell (infield/ ty high, and, I think, legiti- pitcher), Morgan Payne For the first time since mate,” coach Willie Smith (infield), Wade Schaef (out- 1998, the Oak Harbor High said. The goal is to win the field/pitcher), Kurtis Smith School softball team qualified league pennant and reach the (outfield) and Jake Tumblin for postseason in 2013. Now (catcher). final four at state, he added. SEE PREVIEW, A10 Etzell and Smith were first“I generally don’t publicly

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Tricia Sarns also return. Showalter said the list of key newcomers is too numerous to mention, adding, “We are excited by the talent of some students new to OHHS. We also have several returning underclassmen who have improved significantly from this time last year.” Even though his team is young, it should “contend for a playoff spot,” he said. To make that happen, Oak Harbor will need “to play fundamental softball and make the other team beat us with good plays, not give them anything,” he said. Oak Harbor plays at the Marysville-Pilchuck jamboree at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, and then hosts Mount Vernon at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 18.

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Senior Natalie Fiallos will provide leadership for Oak Harbor.

PREVIEW CONTINUED FROM A9 its up to a new coach and new talent to meet that goal this spring. Gone are coach Jess Boswell and seven graduates, including four first-team, allleague players. Last year’s varsity assistant Todd Showalter takes over

this year, and he will build his team around three returning starters and five letter winners. Senior second baseman Natalie Fiallos, a first-team, all-Wesco pick in 2013, will anchor the young team. Also back are starters Alexa Findley (catcher/shortstop) and Kelly Findley (third base/outfield), both sophomores. Sophomore pitchers Katherine Martinez and

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MaKayla Bailey is one of a strong returning group for CHS.

The Coupeville High School softball team returns a solid nucleus of players, but how well the newcomers fill in the gaps will most likely determine the success of the season. The Wolves welcome back six multi-year letter winners: seniors Madeline Roberts (shortstop/outfield), Haley Sherman (outfield) and Breeanna Messner (infield/catcher) and juniors Hailey Hammer (first base), Madeline Strasburg (outfield/catcher) and McKayla Bailey (pitcher/outfield). Monica Vidoni (outfield), who suited up for varsity last spring, also returns and “has shown improvement,” cohead coach David King said. The hard-hitting Hammer was a first-team, all-league selection last spring. However, she is still recovering from a basketball injury and may not be full speed when the season starts. Strasburg earned secondteam honors in 2013, and Roberts and Bailey were honorable mention. “This group has speed, plays good defense and will be a threat on offense along with having good base-running instincts,” said King. “Each one can play multiple positions and play them well.” Bailey, who handled much of the pitching duties the past two seasons, returns to give the Wolves a strong presence in the circle. The six returnees are talented, but it takes nine to fill the diamond. Key newcomers sophomore Emily Coulter (infield), freshman Emily License (pitcher/catcher/outfield) and freshman Jae LaVine (second base), along with

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Oak Harbor’s Jonalynn Horn, left, and Alex Laiblin are two of the league’s top distance runners. Vidoni, will most likely complete the lineup, King said. “The incoming players are inexperienced,” King said, adding they are “willing to listen and improve.” Coupeville starts the season at Port Townsend at 4:15 p.m. Monday, March 17. The next day they open the home and conference season with South Whidbey at 4 p.m.

OH Boys Track Talent returns for Wildcats

The Oak Harbor High School boys track team lost a bevy of talent to graduation but the cupboard is not bare. Sixteen lettermen return, including four that placed in last spring’s league meet. Leading the pack is junior distance runner John Rodeheffer, the reigning league and district 3,200 champion. He placed sixth in the event at the state meet and ran a school record 9:20.19. Junior Tyler Adamson (discus) and relay members senior Carlton Johnson (sprints) and Josiah Welch

(middle distance) also placed in the Wesco meet in 2013. Other returning lettermen are seniors Brendan Bristow (distance), Ben Danielson (throws), Keenan Davilla (pole vault), Cameron Hartley (throws) and Anthony Alexander (sprints); juniors Sebastian Ceaser (distance), Zachery Norton (jumps), Jackson Constant (throws) and Blaine Coleman (throws); and sophomores Jared Gray (hurdles), Stephen Dixon (hurdles) and Tanner Walker (sprints/ jumps/javelin). Also back is junior sprinter Dejon Devroe, who returned to Oak Harbor after transferring away for his sophomore year. As a freshman, Devroe placed in four events at the Western Conference meet. Key newcomers, according to coach Jay Turner, are junior Zach Jones (sprints/ javelin) and freshman Miguel Guzman (distance). “We have a very inexperienced group this year so it is very difficult to determine what events they are all going to compete in and where they are at as far as marks go,” Turner said. The season kicks off with the Island Jamboree at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, when Coupeville, South Whidbey and Lakewood visit Oak Harbor.

OH Girls Track Wildcats boast deep lineup Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times

John Rodeheffer is the defending Wesco 3,200 champion.

Unlike the Oak Harbor High School boys track team, the Wildcat girls return depth across the board this season. SEE PREVIEW, A11

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PREVIEW CONTINUED FROM A10 “Our greatest strength is the experience our team brings to the table,” coach Eric Peterson said. “We have girls in the sprints, distance, jumps and throws that have postseason experience.” Returnees Deja Bunch, Taylor Deconzo, Jackie Dejesus, Nalani Gabbert, Suzanne Kaltenbach, Alex Laiblin, Matti Miesle and Sierra Seabolt all placed in the 2013 Wesco meet. Twenty-one other letter winners are back: Claire Anderson, Juliet Aspery, Geslyne Barretta, Zoeann Bassett, Amelia Berner, Mariah Bolander, Faith Callies, Rachel Crowther, Jinai Guzman, Jonalynn Horn, Olivia Hunt, Stephanie Kolden, Kaylee Lamb, Aubrey Lock, Hayley Lundstrom, Natalie McVey, Priya Osborne, Emily Schroeder, Hanna Schroeder, Lauren Vagt and Savanah Wilson. The Wildcats include two of the area’s top distance runners, Laiblin and Horn. Laiblin finished sixth in the state in the 3,200 last spring. This past fall in cross country, Horn placed eighth and Laiblin 13th at the state finals, two of the best finishes ever by Oak Harbor runners. With over 100 athletes out for track, it is too soon to evaluate what new comers will have the biggest impact, Peterson said. An added bonus of having a large group of returning team members, Peterson


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said, is “they know how to train and prepare” and “can help our younger kids.” Oak Harbor hosts the Island Jamboree, which includes Coupeville, South Whidbey and Lakewood, at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20.

CV Track Wolves return record setters Three talented female sprinters return to lead the Coupeville High School track team. The Wolves set school records in all three girls relays last spring (4x100, 48.01; 4x200, 1:47.27; and 4x400, 4:14.98). Gone through graduation are relay members Jai’Lysa Hoskins and Madison Tisa McPhee, but coach Randy King welcomes back junior Marisa Etzell and sophomores Makana Stone and Sylvia Hurlburt. Hurlburt and Stone ran on the 4x200 team that placed fifth and Etzell and Stone on the 4x400 team that placed 11th at the state meet last year. Stone also earned firstteam, all-Cascade Conference honors in the 100 and 200 and set a school record in the 200 (26.74). Other returning letter winners among the girls are senior Heni Barnes (throws) and junior Erin Rosenkranz (distance). Senior Nick Streubel, who finished fourth in the discus and fifth in the shot put at the league meet in 2013, returns for the boys, along with letter-

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Relay record-setters Marisa Etzell, left, and Sylvia Hurlburt are back for the Wolves’ track team. men senior Brandon Kelley (hurdles), a tri-district qualifier, and sophomores Matthew Hampton (distance) and Lathom Kelley (sprints). Jared Helmstadter also returns and is “going to be one of our fastest,” King said. Some of the key newcomers among the girls, according to King, are distance runner Mattea Miller; throwers Briess Potter, Sophia Jebrail, Joye Jackson, Ashlyn Miller and Skyler Lawrence; and sprinters Carlie Rosenkrance, Lauren Burrow and Nene Maxie Stokes. Junior Matt Shank (throws/sprints) tops the list of newcomers among the boys. Because of the quality of the Coupeville track and the lack of electronic timing, the Wolves will not host a home meet this spring. They start the season at the Island Jamboree in Oak Harbor with South Whidbey and Lakewood at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20.

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Alex Krantz, left, and Andrew Mitchell are part of a solid senior class that will pace the Oak Harbor soccer team this spring.

The Oak Harbor High School soccer team returned to the playoffs last spring for

only the second time since 1994. The Wildcats can return this season if they “win one game at a time,” according to coach Brian Thompson. It will also be necessary, he added, for his team to “learning from each game to make us better” and “for each player to see the importance of grades, being a team and how important their role on the team is to our success.” Winning matches and reaching the postseason is certainly attainable since Oak Harbor returns 10 lettermen, including eight seniors: Danny Ross (midfielder), Chase Muller (defender), Gavin Stewart (midfielder), Caley Powers (forward), Alex Krantz (midfielder), Andrew Mitchell (midfielder), Ben McCornack (defender) and Kevin Silveira (goalkeeper). Also back are junior Dakota Powers (midfielder) and sophomore Garth Wescott (defender). The senior class is deep in experience and talent. Six lettered as freshmen and five – Muller, McCornack, Stewart, Caley Powers and Silveira – were second-team, all-league selections last season. A key newcomer, according to Thompson, is junior Taylor Yancy (midfielder/ defender), a transfer from Boston.

Oak Harbor isn’t alone in the talent department in the Western Conference, according to Thompson. He expects all the teams in the North to be strong and evenly matched. The Wildcats host Ferndale in a non-league match at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, in the season opener.

With a young team, this season should be one of “growth and experience” for the Coupeville High School soccer team, according to first-year coach Kyle Nelson. The Wolves return only six lettermen: seniors Brent Arnold (defender), Jared Dickson (defender) and Sean Donley (midfielder); junior Joel Walstad (goalkeeper) and sophomores Zane Bundy (forward) and Tanner Kircher (defender). Key newcomers, according to Nelson, are seniors Josiah Campbell (midfielder), Cameron Boyd (midfielder) and Jason Knoll (midfielder); junior Oscar Liquidano (midfielder); and sophomore Abraham Leyva Elenes (forward). “While the team does not have a lot of players with varsity experience, we do have quite a bit of soccer experience,” Nelson said. “We have a good balance between offense and defense.” He added that the team needs to “take the opportunity to learn and improve.” “As we come together as a team we should see some success and continue to build off of those successes,” Nelson said. “We will be looking to surprise some teams.” Nelson expects Archbishop Murphy and Cedarcrest to be the powers of the Cascade Conference. Coupeville hosts Lake Stevens and South Whidbey in a jamboree at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, and Friday Harbor at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 18.

Photo by Jim Waller/Whdibey News-Times

Senior Sean Donley will be one of the few veterans on the Coupeville High School soccer team this season.

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SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW 2014 OHHS WILDCATS VARSITY BOYS BASEBALL DAY Tues. Thurs. Sat. Weds. Fri. Tues. Weds. Fri. Tues. Weds. Fri. Tues. Weds. Fri. Tues. Weds. Fri. Weds. Mon. Tues.

DATE Mar. 18 Mar. 20 Mar. 22 Mar. 26 Mar. 28 Apr. 1 Apr. 2 Apr. 4 Apr. 8 Apr. 9 Apr. 11 Apr. 15 Apr. 16 Apr. 18 Apr. 22 Apr. 23 Apr. 25 Apr. 30 May 5 May 6

OPPONENT Arlington Bellingham Sehome Shorecrest Mountlake Terrace Marysville-Pilchuck Marysville-Pilchuck Marysville-Pilchuck Marysville Getchell Marysville Getchell Marysville Getchell Stanwood Stanwood Stanwood Everett Everett Everett Glacier Peak Shorewood Meadowdale

SITE Arlington HS Joe Martin Stadium Joe Martin Stadium Oak Harbor HS Mountlake Terrace HS Marysville-Pilchuck HS Oak Harbor HS Marysville-Pilchuck HS @Marysville-Pilchuck HS Oak Harbor HS @Marysville-Pilchuck HS Oak Harbor HS Stanwood HS Oak Harbor HS Oak Harbor HS Everett @ Everett Mem. Stadium Oak Harbor HS Oak Harbor HS Meridian Park Oak Harbor HS

OHHS WILDCATS VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS TIME 4 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m.

OHHS WILDCATS GIRLS VARSITY FASTPITCH SOFTBALL DAY Sat. Tues. Fri. Weds. Thurs. Sat. Mon. Tues. Mon. Fri. Tues. Fri. Tues. Fri. Tues. Weds. Tues. Thurs. Fri. Mon. Weds.

DATE Mar. 15 Mar. 18 Mar. 21 Mar. 26 Mar. 27 Mar. 29 Mar. 31 Apr. 1 Apr. 7 Apr. 11 Apr. 15 Apr. 18 Apr. 22 Apr. 25 Apr. 29 Apr. 30 May 6 May 8 May 9 May 12 May 14

OPPONENT MPHS / JV Jamboree Mt. Vernon Snohomish Ferndale Squalicum Burlington-Edison Marysville Getchell Everett Stanwood Arlington Marysville-Pilchuck Mountlake Terrace Meadowdale Glacier Peak Shorewood Ferndale Everett Marysville Getchell Stanwood Shorecrest Marysville-Pilchuck

DAY Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs. Thurs.

DATE Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 10 Apr. 17 Apr. 24

OPPONENT Island Jamboree Stanwood/Snohomish Shorewood Shorecrest Marysville-Pilchuck/ Glacier Peak Marysville Getchell / Mountlake Terrace Stanwood Invitational Wesco 3A Finals District 3A Finals 3A State Meet

SITE Marysville-Pilchuck HS Oak Harbor HS Snohomish HS Ferndale HS Oak Harbor HS Oak Harbor HS Marysville Getchell HS Oak Harbor HS Stanwood HS Arlington HS Oak Harbor HS Oak Harbor HS Meadowdale HS Oak Harbor HS Meridian Park Oak Harbor HS @Lincoln Field Oak Harbor HS Oak Harbor HS Oak Harbor HS Marysville-Pilchuck HS

TIME 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m.


Thurs. May 1 Fri. May 9 Fri. May 16* Fri. May 21* Thurs-Fri. May 29-31*

SITE Oak Harbor Wildcat Stadium Stanwood HS Oak Harbor Wildcat Stadium Oak Harbor Wildcat Stadium Quil Ceda Stadium

TIME 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Oak Harbor Wildcat Stadium

3:30 p.m.

Stanwood HS Quil Ceda Stadium Shoreline Stadium Mt. Tahoma HS

4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. TBD

* for qualified individuals

Note: Game schedules are subject to change. Please check with school or visit to check for updates. Bold text indicates home games.

DAY Tues. Thurs. Fri. Tues. Thurs. Fri. Weds. Tues. Thurs. Fri. Tues. Thurs. Tues. Thurs. Mon. Weds.

DATE Mar. 18 Mar. 20 Mar. 21 Mar. 25 Mar. 27 Mar. 28 Apr. 9 Apr. 15 Apr. 17 Apr. 18 Apr. 22 Apr. 24 Apr. 29 May 1 May 5 May 7

OPPONENT Arlington Burlington-Edison South Whidbey Marysville Getchell Stanwood Marysville-Pilchuck Everett Mountlake Terrace Meadowdale Glacier Peak Everett Stanwood Shorewood Marysville Getchell Shorecrest Marysville-Pilchuck

SITE Oak Harbor HS Oak Harbor HS South Whidbey HS Marysville Getchell HS Stanwood HS Oak Harbor HS Oak Harbor HS Mountlake Terrace HS Oak Harbor HS Glacier Peak HS Everett @ Clark Park Oak Harbor HS Oak Harbor HS Oak Harbor HS @Kellogg MS @Totem MS


DAY Sat. Tues. Tues. Fri. Mon. Mon. Weds. Fri. Tues. Fri. Mon. Fri. Tues. Fri. Mon. Weds.

DATE Mar. 15 Mar. 18 Mar. 25 Mar. 28 Mar. 31 Apr. 7 Apr. 9 Apr. 11 Apr. 15 Apr. 18 Apr. 21 Apr. 25 Apr. 29 May 2 May 5 May 7

DAY Tues. Thurs. Thurs. Weds. Mon. Mon. Tues. Thurs. Thurs. Tues. Tues.

DATE Mar. 18 Mar. 20 Mar. 27 Apr. 9 Apr. 14 Apr. 21 Apr. 22 May 1 May 8 May 13 May 20

OPPONENT Ferndale Bellingham Marysville Getchell Everett Stanwood Marysville-Pilchuck Glacier Peak Arlington Shorecrest Mountlake Terrace Shorewood Marysville Getchell Everett Stanwood Meadowdale Marysville-Pilchuck

SITE Oak Harbor HS Oak Harbor HS Marysville Getchell HS Oak Harbor HS Stanwood HS Oak Harbor HS Glacier Peak HS Arlington HS Oak Harbor HS @Lynnwood HS Oak Harbor HS Oak Harbor HS Everett @ Lincoln Park Oak Harbor HS Oak Harbor HS @Quil Ceda Stadium

TIME 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. TIME 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

OHHS WILDCATS VARSITY GIRLS GOLF OPPONENT Oak Harbor Shootout Getchell/Shorewood Pilchuck/Stanwood Everett/Shorewood Burlington-Edison Top 2 Tourney/Kamiak Meadowdale/Glacier Peak Terrace, Shorecrest Stanwood/Glacier Peak *3A Wesco Championship *3A District Championship

* qualifying individuals - to be announced

SITE Whidbey Golf & CC Whidbey Golf & CC Cedarcrest Golf Course Legion Golf Course SG Country Club Harbor Point Golf Lynnwood Golf Course Whidbey Golf & CC Camaloch GC Whidbey Golf & CC Snohomish GC

TIME 11 a.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 1:55 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 9 a.m.

OHHS WILDCATS VARSITY BOYS GOLF DAY Mon. Thurs. Tues. Thurs. Mon. Fri. Mon. Tues. Weds. Mon. Thurs. Mon. Mon.

DATE Mar. 17 Mar. 27 Apr. 8 Apr. 10 Apr. 14 Apr. 18 Apr. 21 Apr. 29 Apr. 30 May 5 May 8 May 12 May 19

OPPONENT Oak Harbor hosts Everett hosts Oak Harbor hosts Shorewood hosts Tom Dolan Invitational Oak Harbor hosts Whidbey Golf Oak Harbor hosts Everett hosts Stanwood hosts Marysville Getchell hosts *3A Wesco Championship *3A District Championship

* qualifying individuals - to be announced

SITE Whidbey Golf & CC Legion Golf Course Whidbey Golf & CC Jackson Park Everett Golf & CC Whidbey Golf & CC Whidbey Golf & CC Whidbey Golf & CC Legion Golf Course Kayak Point Golf Course Cedarcrest Golf Course Kayak Point Golf Course Everett Golf & CC

TIME 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:45 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 11 a.m. 12 p.m.

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SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW 2014 COUPEVILLE WOLVES VARSITY BOYS SOCCER DAY Sat. Tues. Tues. Fri. Tues. Fri. Tues. Fri. Mon. Weds. Fri. Mon. Tues. Fri. Tues. Fri. Mon.

DATE Mar. 15 Mar. 18 Mar. 25 Mar. 28 Apr. 1 Apr. 4 Apr. 8 Apr. 11 Apr. 14 Apr. 16 Apr. 18 Apr. 21 Apr. 22 Apr. 25 Apr. 29 May 2 May 5

OPPONENT Jamboree Friday Harbor Cedarcrest South Whidbey Lakewood Sultan Archbishop Murphy Granite Falls King’s Cedarcrest South Whidbey Friday Harbor Lakewood Sultan Archbishop Granite Falls King’s

SITE Coupeville HS Coupeville HS Coupeville HS Coupeville HS Lakewood HS Coupeville HS Archbishop Murphy HS Coupeville HS King’s HS Cedarcrest HS South Whidbey HS Friday Harbor HS Coupeville HS Sultan HS Coupeville HS Granite Falls HS Coupeville HS

COUPEVILLE WOLVES VARSITY BOYS BASEBALL TIME 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

COUPEVILLE WOLVES TRACK & FIELD DAY DATE Thurs. Mar. 20 Sat. Mar. 22 Thurs. Mar. 27 Thurs. Apr. 10 Thurs. Apr. 17 Thurs. Apr. 24 Thurs. May 1 Thurs. May X Fri. May 9 Weds. May 14 Fri. May 16 Thurs.-Sat. May 22-24

OPPONENT Island Jamboree Seattle Academy Relays Sultan hosts Cedarcrest hosts King’s hosts Cedarcrest hosts Granite Falls hosts Cascade Conference League Finals Last Chance Qualifier *1A District Finals *1A District Finals *Tri-District Prelims.

SITE Oak Harbor HS Shoreline Stadium Sultan HS Cedarcrest HS King’s HS Cedarcrest HS Granite Falls HS King’s HS Sultan HS Lynden Christian HS TBD King’s HS

TIME 3:30 p.m. 10:15 a.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m.

COUPEVILLE WOLVES VARSITY GIRLS TENNIS DAY Mon. Tues. Fri. Mon. Weds. Tues. Thurs. Mon. Tues. Thurs. Mon. Tues. Thurs. Weds.

DATE Mar. 17 Mar. 18 Mar. 21 Mar. 24 Mar. 26 Apr. 15 Apr. 17 Apr. 21 Apr. 22 Apr. 24 Apr. 28 Apr. 29 May 1 May 7

OPPONENT Port Townsend Friday Harbor Blaine South Whidbey Lakewood Archbishop Murphy Granite Falls Friday Harbor South Whidbey Lakewood Port Townsend Granite Falls Archbishop Murphy *1A District Finals

SITE Coupeville HS Coupeville HS Blaine HS South Whidbey HS Coupeville HS Coupeville HS Granite Falls HS Friday Harbor HS Coupeville HS Coupeville HS Port Townsend HS Coupeville HS Archbishop Murphy HS South Whidbey HS

TIME 4 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

* for qualified individuals

Schedules are subject to change! To get the most up to date information, visit or Coupeville High School’s online calendar at

DAY Mon. Wed. Fri. Thurs. Sat. Mon. Weds. Fri. Mon. Weds. Fri. Mon. Weds. Fri. Mon. Weds. Fri. Mon. Weds. Fri.

DATE Mar. 17 Mar. 19 Mar. 21 Mar. 27 Mar. 29 Mar. 31 Apr. 2 Apr. 4 Apr. 7 Apr. 9 Apr. 11 Apr. 14 Apr. 16 Apr. 18 Apr. 21 Apr. 23 Apr. 25 Apr. 28 Apr. 30 May 2

OPPONENT South Whidbey South Whidbey South Whidbey Concrete Nooksack Valley Archbishop Murphy Archbishop Murphy Archbishop Murphy Cedarcrest Cedarcrest Cedarcrest Lakewood Lakewood Lakewood Granite Falls Granite Falls Granite Falls Sultan Sultan Sultan

SITE South Whidbey HS Coupeville HS South Whidbey HS Concrete HS Nooksack Valley HS Archbishop Murphy HS Coupeville HS Archbishop Murphy HS Coupeville HS Cedarcrest HS Coupeville HS Coupeville HS Lakewood HS Coupeville HS Coupeville HS Granite Falls HS Coupeville HS Sultan HS Coupeville HS Sultan HS

TIME 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m.

COUPEVILLE WOLVES VARSITY GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL DAY Mon. Tues. Weds. Weds. Tues. Thurs. Mon. Weds. Fri. Tues. Mon. Weds. Fri. Tues. Thurs. Tues. Mon. Weds. Fri. Tues.

DATE Mar. 17 Mar. 18 Mar. 19 Mar. 19 Mar. 25 Mar. 27 Mar. 31 Apr. 2 Apr. 4 Apr. 8 Apr. 14 Apr. 16 Apr. 18 Apr. 22 Apr. 24 Apr. 29 May 5 May 7 May 9 May 13

OPPONENT Port Townsend South Whidbey Archbishop Murphy Meridian Sultan Cedarcrest Lakewood Granite Falls South Whidbey Archbishop Murphy Sultan Cedarcrest Lakewood Granite Falls South Whidbey Archbishop Murphy Sultan Cedarcrest Lakewood Granite Falls

SITE Port Townsend HS Coupeville HS Archbishop Murphy HS Meridian HS Sultan HS Coupeville HS Coupeville HS Coupeville HS South Whidbey HS Archbishop Murphy HS Sultan HS Coupeville HS Coupeville HS Coupeville HS South Whidbey HS Coupeville HS Coupeville HS Cedarcrest HS Lakewood HS Granite Falls HS

TIME 4:15 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m.

Home games shown in bold type. Every effort was made to verify information accuracy at press time. Not all schedules may have been available for printing. Sports schedules are subject to change– contact the respective schools with any questions or visit the school’s websites for further updates prior to games.




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‘Rachel’s Challenge’ a call for compassion Presentation to middle schoolers in Oak Harbor challenges students to make difference through kind acts By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

The long links of paper chains were a sign that this would be no ordinary school assembly. The silence and tears that followed only confirmed it. “Some of the biggest, strongest guys on campus were emotionally changed today,” said Jeffrey Laiblin, social studies teacher and activities advisor at North Whidbey Middle School. “I watched them break down in tears.” A grant from Oak Harbor Education Foundation enabled middle school students in the Oak Harbor School District to experience a unique program Thursday that focused on compassion for others. Presentations for “Rachel’s Challenge” were made at assemblies at Oak Harbor and North Whidbey middle schools during the day and followed by a community program in the evening at North Whidbey. The program was intended to make students stop and think about how acts of kindness can make a dramatic difference in teenagers’ lives, particularly those who are targets of unfair treatment such as bullying, new students who feel isolated or those who have had trouble fitting in. Inspired by the writings and life of 17-year-old Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed in the Columbine

High School shootings in 1999, the program is designed to empower students to act and not just reflect on the lessons they learned. “Friends of Rachel” clubs were formed in Oak Harbor, linking students from the middle and senior high schools to a common cause. Banners were signed by students who accepted the challenge to do their part to create a culture of kindness and compassion, and in doing so, start a chain reaction. “We need more of this,” said Joel Servatius, Oak Harbor City Councilman who attended the evening presentation with his family. By accepting Rachel’s Challenge, students were agreeing to focus on five themes: n Look for the best in others. n Dream big. n Choose positive influences. n Speak with kindness. n Start your own chain reaction. The messages came from writings in Scott’s journal found in her bullet-riddled backpack at school, and also from the examples she set in reaching out to classmates targeted by harrassment such as those with special needs, school newcomers or those who just had trouble socially. The program was started by Scott’s father and step-

Saige Peterson, a sixth grader at Oak Harbor Middle School, hugs her sister McKenna, a freshman at Oak Harbor High School after the presentation at North Whidbey Middle School.

Photos by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

Nina Tejada speaks at North Whidbey Middle School Thursday night in front of an image of Rachel Joy Scott and her brother.

Oak Harbor students write messages and accept the challenge to do small acts of kindness. mother, Darrell and Sandy Scott, after noticing the impact their daughter’s writings and drawings left on her friends and classmates. Nina Tejada delivered the presentation through a combination of her own words and video footage of newcasts, interviews and 911 dispatch recordings of the Columbine tragedy. Mostly, the presentation focused on an young girl who wanted to change the world with small acts of kindess to one person at a time, hoping these acts would start a worldwide chain reaction.

“It’s an incredibly strong message,” Tejada said. “It touches all dynamics.” Students who wanted to join a “Friends of Rachel” club trained together at Oak Harbor Middle School Thursday, attended the morning assembly there then showed up at North Whidbey Middle School in the afternoon wearing red “Rachel’s Challenge” T-shirts and carrying a paper chain they built that circled the entire gym. It symbolized the chain reaction Scott was so emphatic about. Three middle school

teachers -- Mary Ann Duhrkopf and Linda McLean of North Whidbey and Erin Bull of Oak Harbor -- filed for the applied learning grant that made the program possible. At the North Whidbey Middle School assembly, Laiblin was amazed by the dead silence, then watched the tears start to flow, particularly toward the end. He wondered if some students might’ve been self-reflecting on their own behaviors. “It was the most captive middle school audience I’ve ever seen,” Laiblin said.

The importance wasn’t lost on Bill Weinsheimer, principal at North Whidbey Middle School. “Especially in middle schools where students are learning how to relate to others, it is essential they get coaching on the right way to do that, that you don’t have to be mean and sarcastic in order to make connections,” Weinsheimer said. “And they are learning that their words really have an impact.” Fifty students at North Whidbey Middle School signed up for the Friends of Rachel club. The plan is for the clubs to work together and have continuity from students entering middle school through 12th grade, with tentative plans for shared activities during lunch time, said Laura Schonberg, assistant principal at North Whidbey Middle School. “The intent is to have all of us focusing on building and perpetuating a positive, compassionate, caring school environment and we’ll definitely be talking, brainstorming and working on the clubs together,” Schonberg said.

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Use art, scripture, music to heighten Lenten experience FAITHFUL LIVING By JOAN BAY KLOPE On Tuesday the frogs began singing in our pond and a chorus of birds, just returned to our island, began calling out to each others from nearby trees. I’m still grabbing my jacket on my way out the door, but the bright sun and blue skies all remind me that the season is changing and spring is arriving on Whidbey Island. A trip to my garden clearly reveals what is needed after months of wind and rain and relative darkness: It’s time to clear out the debris and prepare the soil for planting. I didn’t grow up wanting to put my hands in the dirt. My parents weren’t gardeners and the moderate climate of Southern California graced my childhood neighborhood with flowers year round whether we planted them or not. It wasn’t until I moved to Whidbey and experienced the damp, dark winters of the Pacific Northwest that I understood a growing need to place plants and seeds into the ground and watch their miraculous growth. These springtime hints also signal to me and others who follow a church calendar that it is the season of Lent, the Christian season of preparation before Easter. In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the start of 40 days prior to Easter (Sundays are not included in the count). Lent is a time when many Christians prepare for Easter by observing a period of fasting and moderation. Some take on new projects or studies. The purpose is to set aside time for reflection on Christ — His suffering and sacrifice as well as His life, death, burial and resurrection. Oak Harbor residents Dan and Jane Ritter are longtime members of St. Augustine Catholic Church. Lent is always a special time for them and includes moderate fasting, usually in the form of avoiding meat on Fridays. The money they save from not purchasing meat on those days, as well as other dietary changes they choose, is placed in a cardboard “rice bowl” that parishioners are given at the start of the season. The rice bowl offering goes directly to the church’s efforts to feed those needing food and will be presented during a Holy Thursday service, a couple of days prior to Easter Sunday. The Ritters have filled many rice bowls over the years and say it is a very special tradition that holds great meaning for them. Most Whidbey Presbyterian Church members meet in small “life” groups each week during the year. During Lent 2014 these groups are taking an in-depth look at forgiveness by studying Marjorie Thompson’s book, “Forgiveness: A Lenten Study.” Copies can be ordered at His Place Christian Bookstore on Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor. Other Islanders are making time for reflection by visiting Biola University’s “The Lenten Project” online at Utilizing art, music, scripture and prayer, the daily topics are presented that they may deepen your Lenten experience and be enjoyed and shared by all who long to understand all that Christ claims to be for our modern world. n Joan Bay Klope can be reached at


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Saturday March 15

RIDE INTO SPRING: The Island County Backcountry Horsemen are holding a potluck dinner, “Ride into Spring,” from 5-7 p.m., March 23, at Coupeville Recreation Hall. The event is intended for all Whidbey Island equine owners and riders past, present and future. Bring a dish. All equine groups may provide information about their interests and activities. The event is free. For more information, send an email to WWW.WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM

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work, and in the Whidbey community to reduce your carbon footprint. 360-675-5115, or www.


PBY Memorial Foundation breakfast fundraiser, 8-10 a.m., March 15, Applebee’s, Oak Harbor. Fundraiser for new museum in downtown Oak Harbor. Come and enjoy and meet your local firefighters. $10. 360-240-9500 or 360-675-1102.

March 20

Preschool storytime, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., March 20, Oak Harbor Library. Fun books, sing-along songs and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. This program is for ages 3 to 5 years and a caregiver is required. The library is located at 1000 S.E. Regatta Dr. 360-675-5115, or

St. Patty’s Day pancake breakfast benefit, 9-11 a.m., March 15, Bayview Senior Center, 14594 State Highway 525, Langley. Enjoy a breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes and fruit while supporting Meals on Wheels. Help feed seniors in our community who can’t shop or cook for themselves. $7 suggested donation. 360-321-1600 (ext. 23),, or Orienteering talk, 10 a.m., March 15, Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge, 63 Jacobs Road, Coupeville. Bob Forgrave, president of the Cascade Orienteering Club, will be the featured speaker. He will be talking about the history of orienteering and of the Cascade Orienteering Club. This event is open to the public and families are particularly welcome. A short business meeting will precede the program. whidbeyislandnordiclodge@gmail. com, or Dahlia planting class, 10:30 a.m.-noon, March 15, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. Starting, planting and staking dahlias. $10. Reservations requested. 360-678-1912, or, or www. DAR Good Citizen Tea, 12:30-2:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 6309 Wilson Place, Clinton. The Whidbey Island Chapter Daughters of the Revolution is hosting its annual DAR Good Citizen Tea honoring Avery Wilson, South Whidbey High School senior. The outstanding student selected must have the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. $10 donation. 360-682-5966. Chick 101 talk, 2 p.m., March 15, Oak Harbor Country Store. Ever thought about keeping chickens but don’t know where to start? David Ridle will delve into how to best care for your baby chicks once you get them home. During this fun and informative seminar, Ridle and others will discuss how to provide the best nutritional care and environment for your chicks to ensure they thrive as healthy producing adults. Q&A session to be held. Free. Freeland store is doing similar presentation at 11 a.m. March 15.

Sunday March 16

Celebrate Writing 2014 awards presentation, 1-4 p.m., March 16, Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 N.W. Alexander St. Six-

Photo courtesy Peggy Darst Townsdin

Seen paddling in Oak Harbor in the early 1900s is Tom Martin, also called Old Tom. He was one

of only four remaining Native Americans who still lived on North Whidbey at this time, according to newspaper articles in 1910. He and his wife lived in a small house on the beach in Oak Harbor. Tom built canoes out of beach logs, was always barefoot and swam daily in the bay at all times of the year. As part of a “Looking Back” series, local author and pioneer descendant Peggy Darst Townsdin is sharing photos with the Whidbey News-Times and its readers. Townsdin’s new photo history book, “Oak Harbor,” is out now. To buy a book or have a book mailed, contact Townsdin at pctowns or call 360-678-5970. teen public, private and homeschooled students in grades 3-8 from all over Whidbey Island will be recognized as winners in the Celebrate Writing 2014 Contest for Students. Jim Freeman will emcee, and local children’s authors Deb Lund, Yvonne Palka, and Joshua Kriesberg will be on hand to present the awards. 360-730-1885. Langley Woodmen Cemetery spring cleanup work party, 1-3 p.m., March 16, Langley Woodmen Cemetery, end of Al Anderson Road, Langley. Join the effort to clean up downfall from wind storms and other tasks such as weeding and trimming, hauling debris, and getting the cemetery ready for mowing. Bring your gloves, rakes and tools. 360-2216046, or langleywoodmen

Monday March 17

AARP Tax Aide, 9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., March 17, Oak Harbor Library. Free tax return preparation by AARP Tax-Aide. Service is available to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Appointments are recommended: 360-678-3000, leave your name and telephone number, and a volunteer will return your call. Appointments may also be made on-site with a Tax-Aide volunteer. Also will be opportunities from from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on March 24 and 31 and from 1-8 p.m. March 18 and 25. St. Patrick’s Day luncheon and concert with Celtic band

Thistle Dew, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., March 17, Harbor Tower Village, 100 E. Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor. Enjoy a meal featuring traditional Irish fare such as corned beef and cabbage, potatoes and carrots, green beer, and a minty green dessert. $10, with proceeds going to the Oak Harbor Senior Center. St. Patrick’s Day parade, 4 p.m., March 17, Oak Harbor. The first parade of springtime on Whidbey Island. Put on by Oak Harbor Irish Wildlife Society, parade will proceed west down Pioneer Way in downtown. Ceremony will be at Hal Ramaley Memorial Park on Bayshore Drive following parade. 360-675-0235. Island County Astronomical Society monthly meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., March 17, Oak Harbor Library in room HH 137. Anyone interested in astronomy is invited. There will be short presentations on current topics in astronomy. 360-679-7664, or, or www.icas-wa.

Tuesday March 18

Toddler storytime, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., March 18, Oak Harbor Library. Jump into a world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft follows. This program is for children ages 24 months to 36 months. Caregiver is required. The library is located at 1000 S.E. Regatta Dr. 360-675-5115, or KSER, KXIR community

conversations, 6:30 p.m., March 18, Freeland Library. KSER 90.7 and KXIR 89.9 invite the community to come share their ideas in planning the future of community radio. Free. 360-331-7323, or www. Whidbey Island Camera Club meeting, 6:30-8 p.m., March 18, Oak Hall, room 306, Skagit Valley College Whidbey campus. The theme for March is “photographers choice.” You may submit up to three photographs for discussion during the meeting to Guest speaker is Gail Rognan, a motivational speaker, writer and artist will who speak on how to organize photographs and writings., www.

Wednesday March 19

Baby storytime, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., March 19, Oak Harbor Library. Stories, songs, rhymes and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. Program is for or newborns through 24 months with a caregiver required. 360-675-5115, or Book discussion, “Cooler, Smarter: Practical Steps For LowCarbon Living,” 6:30 p.m., March 19, Oak Harbor Library. Join speakers from CREATe (Climate Reality Education and Advocacy Team) to explore the issues discussed in the 2012 book “Cooler, Smarter: Practical Steps for LowCarbon Living” by the Union of Concerned Scientists. Find out how to take action at home, at

Dine out for kids at Christopher’s, 11 a.m.-closing, March 20, Christopher’s Restaurant, Coupeville. Ten percent of proceeds on this day go toward Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools. AAUW annual spring luncheon and fashion show, 11:30 a.m., March 20, Whidbey Golf Club, Oak Harbor. Social hour starts with a no-host bar and lunch will be served at noon. The fashion show follows with raffle prizes and silent auction items donated by local merchants, artists and members. AAUW models will highlight fashions from Coupeville’s “One More Thing.” Open to the public. Tickets $30. Call 360-6754201 for reservations. Proceeds go to provide scholarships for young women on Whidbey Island. Women in History at Oak Harbor Library, 3 p.m., March 20, Oak Harbor Library. Members of the Whidbey Island Branch of AAUW in dramatic portrayals of three women who have made a difference for all women. Come to this event to find out which “women in history” will be telling their stories. 360-675-5115, or


March 21 Oak Harbor Rotary Club meeting, noon-1 p.m., March 21, Oak Harbor Yacht Club. The Oak Harbor Rotary Club will award its second annual community grant awards at its weekly lunch meeting. This year’s recipients are the Boys & Girls Club, Opportunity Council, Medical Safety Net, Impaired Driving Impact Panel, Wildcat Robotics Booster Club. Public is invited. $5. 360-682-6401, or Watoto children’s choir concert, 7 p.m., March 21, Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 N.W. 2nd Ave., Oak Harbor. The Watoto choir is made up of orphan children from the Watoto Church & Orphanage in Uganda. They are touring the West Coast. They will feature energetic singing and dancing. Free, however offering will be taken. CDs of their singing and Ugandian handicrafts will be available for purchase. 360679-1561.

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CHARGES CONTINUED FROM A1 degree and nine counts of money laundering. Money laundering simply means, Banks said, that stolen money was used for legitimate commerce. Banks said he charged Saar with the money laundering counts, even though the felonies don’t add much to the potential sentence, in order to be able to show the “whole story” to the jury. “The charges allow us to give the jury, as well as the public for that matter, the sense of how he used the money he stole,” Banks said. The theft counts were charged with “special allegations,” which are that Saar committed an abuse of trust by using his “position of trust, confidence, or fiduciary responsibility to facilitate” the crimes. If the special allegations are proven, Saar could be sentenced to

up to 10 years for each first-degree theft charge and five years for the second-degree theft charge; the sentence could run consecutively, totaling a possible sentence of 45 years in prison. Banks said, however, 45 years is a “theoretical maximum.” Standard sentencing range for the charges is 43 to 57 months, he said. Kevin Upton, one of the alleged victims, said Saar returned most of the money he stole from the trust set up by Upton’s parents, but that he spent about $100,000 in legal fees since 2012 to uncover the theft and recover the money. “It’s about time,” Upton said of the charges. “It’s taken a long time.” Last summer, Saar pleaded guilty in San Juan Superior Court to stealing nearly $100,000 from a different estate. He was sentenced to 30 days or electronic

PROPOSAL CONTINUED FROM A1 many piles. Dudley said he remains critical of the previous city administration for pushing the project to convert the downtown section of Pioneer Way to a one-way road. City leaders either ignored or overlooked an advisor y from the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation about the likelihood of cultural remains in the area as well as a recommendation to hire an archaeologist. “Obviously, hiring an archaeologist would have saved us a lot of time,

money and, most importantly, headaches,” Dudley said. “These were human remains that didn’t have to be disturbed,” he added. Dudley explained that the Swinomish Tribe wants the old city shop property to rebury the remains and artifacts unearthered during the project; he said the Tribe want the remains to be interred as close as possible to the original burial grounds. The two-acre property is located at the top of Southeast City Beach Street. Assessed value is more than $600,000, accord-

home detention and 240 hours of community restitution. Saar was disbarred last September for misconduct, according to the Washington State Bar Association. Chris Skinner, Saar’s former attorney, filed a lawsuit against Saar last year, claiming loss of reputation, loss of clients, loss of income and other allegations. The lawsuits states that Saar made unauthorized credit charges on the corporate credit card and hasn’t paid back a loan from the firm. Skinner said he uncovered signs that Saar had been co-mingling client funds with Saar’s personal funds, which led to Saar’s expulsion from the firm. Skinner claimed he subsequently uncovered evidence that Saar stole money from an estate being handled by Saar in the firm’s Friday Harbor office. Skinner provided the evidence to the San Juan County prosecuting attorney, which led to the theft charge against Saar. Also, Skinner said that prior to

ing to the Island County Assessor’s website. Under the settlement proposal, the tribe will cover the costs of reburial. Archaelogists recovered more than 4,300 human bones or bone fragments, nearly 17,000 non-human bone fragments and more than 44,000 “pre-contact or historic artifacts or artifact fragments,” according to a declaration by M. Brian Cladoosby, chairman of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. Cort explained that all the involved parties in the law-

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his expulsion, Saar was providing fiduciary services for estates and trusts and charging fees for those services outside of the law firm, “an inappropriate breach of his duties as an officer and shareholder of the law firm.” Skinner said the firm’s lawsuit against Saar for damages was on hold or “stayed” because Saar filed for protection in federal bankruptcy court. Detective Carl Seim with the Oak Harbor Police Department wrote the report on the investigation. The allegations against Saar first came to light after Kevin Upton filed a lawsuit against Saar in connection with his parents’ trust fund. Saar allegedly wrote a $32,000 check to himself from the Upton Trust Fund in March 2012, just before his family took a Hawaiian vacation and spent in excess of $10,000; in May he wrote a $9,000 and a $1,000 check to himself from the trust fund, according to Seim’s report. Seim wrote that Saar transferred

suit met in a second mediation session at a Seattle law firm Wednesday for a 12-hour sesson. In addition to the city, the tribe filed suit against Strider, KBA and Perteet, the three contractors involved in the project. An attorney for the Washington Cities Insurance Authority represented the city. Cort said he doesn’t know if the large settlement will affect the city’s insurance rates. He said the rates are reassessed each year so city leaders will have to wait and see.

$20,000 from the Froman Estate into his personal checking account in November 2012, but then transferred the money back into the account after his paralegal questioned him about the transaction. In addition, Saar allegedly wrote a $23,500 check to himself from the Froman Estate in order to pay back the money he allegedly stole from the Upton Trust, Seim wrote. Banks said Saar allegedly took money from the Wilson Trust, which was the San Juan County case, in order to pay back the Froman Estate. In all, Saar wrote 11 checks to himself from the Upton trust totalling $109,000; he took a total of $96,960 from the Froman Estate, Seim wrote in his report. Skinner said he heard that Saar is now employed by the Colville Indian Nation as an attorney, but the News-Times was unable to verify that information. Saar could not be reached for comment.

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Archaeologists work in a fenced-off area to recover Native American remains uncovered during the Pioneer Way construction project in 2011.

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n OAK HARBOR LUTHERAN CHURCH will present a Watoto Children’s Choir concert 7 p.m. Friday, March 21 at Oak Harbor High School. The Watoto Choir is made up of orphan children from the Watoto Church and Orphanage in Uganda. The West Coast tour will feature energetic singing and dancing. The concert is free and open to the public. Offerings will be accepted. Choir CDs and Ugandian handcrafts will be for sale. For information call 360-679-1561. n THE ANNUAL FAMILY BIBLE CHURCH Mission Conference will be held March 22-23. Activities include a men’s breakfast and women’s luncheon with guest speakers, an evening of missionary interviews, visual displays and booths and children’s mission programs. Tickets for the missions events will be sold in the foyer each Sunday before the conference. Also call the church at 360-679-1585 for information and tickets. The church is located at 2760 N. Heller Road in Oak Harbor.

BIRTHS WHIDBEY GENERAL HOSPITAL Akemi Teresa Matzar, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, was born March 5. She is the daughter of Juventino and Kayce Matzar of Langley. Nicholas Enzo Tulli, 7 pounds, 3 ounces, was born Feb. 28. He is the son of Meghann Tulli of Clinton.



Marion ‘Lee’ Hart

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Oak Harbor City Council

MEETING AGENdA 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL / PLEDgE Of ALLEgiAnCE / invOCATiOn / HOnORS AnD RECOgniTiOnS: Mike Stamper, Executive Director for Islands Chapter Red Cross 2. APPROvAL Of AgEnDA 3. CiTiZEn COMMEnT PERiOD 4. COnSEnT AgEnDA a. Minutes of meeting held on March 4, 2014 b. Approval of Accounts Payable Check Numbers Approval of Payroll Voucher Numbers c. Motion to Amend January – February 2014 Minutes to include: Approval of Payroll Check Numbers: - Direct Deposit Numbers 29968 through 30370 in the amount of $764,958.41 EFT Numbers 581 through 591 in the amount of $ 320,728.06 Payroll Check Numbers 96901 through 96984 in the amount of $377,365.59 d. Motion to Amend 2013 Minutes and December 3, 2013 Minutes to include: Approval of Accounts Payable Voucher Numbers: Voucher Numbers 156284 through 156413 in the amount of $749,492.27 Approval of Payroll Check Numbers: - Direct Deposit Numbers 26557 through 29967 in the amount of $6,106,193.69 - EFT Numbers 485 through 580 in the amount of $2,582,581.56 - Payroll Check Numbers 96092 through 96900 in the amount of $4,203,679.99 e. Motion to approve Inter-local Agreement OHSD for Marathon Buses f. Motion to approve Mayor Pro Tem Paggao’s Excused Absence Request g. Motion to amend Council Rules of Procedure to add procedure for Councilmember absences 5. STAff, MAYOR AnD COUnCiL COMMEnTS a. City Administrator b. Mayor c. Councilmembers 6. ORDinAnCE AnD RESOLUTiOnS a. Ordinance 1689: Motion to authorize change of Lodging Tax Advisory Committee from five (5) to seven (7) members 7. PUBLiC HEARingS/ PUBLiC MEETingS a. Resolution 14-10: 2014 Comprehensive Plan Docket 8. nEW BUSinESS a. Police Community Advisory Board Presentation b. Planning Commission 2013 Annual Report c. Professional Services Agreement with Perkins Coie LLP for WWTP 9. EXECUTivE SESSiOn a. Pending Litigation and Potential Litigation 10. PROPERTY ACQUiSiTiOn ACTiOn [TEnTATivE] 11. ADJOURnMEnT

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FINDINGS CONTINUED FROM A1 tracking for VAQ-129. “Practices that were in use on the day of the mishap were not in compliance” with published practices. In addition, the squadron was asked to remove the provision allowing returning instructors to be given an accelerated syllabus. “The syllabus is designed to provide the returning aviator sufficient opportunity in the aircraft to become reacquainted with critical pilot, copilot, instructor and general aviation skills that have atrophied during time away from the training environment.” The Navy’s report also determined that the “substandard proficiency and syllabus compliance” of the students resulted in a “crew pairing that lacked optimal proficiency” for the difficulty level of the operation. “As stated in the investigation, all three aviators were technically qualified for the event,” the report said. “However, when this crew was placed together in the low-altitude regime, their combined proficiency left them little margin for error.” The report recommends that training be conducted to “emphasize proper student flight evaluation” utilizing detailed grade sheets and red flag

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An EA-6B Prowler with VAQ-129, similar to the one that crashed last March, descends onto a flight deck. students who may be showing signs they are having difficulty. Despite specific circumstances that may have contributed to the crash, the Navy concluded that it was multiple factors that led to the fatal crash. “Although a tragic loss of three aircrew, no specific action or inaction of any singular individual based on

maliciousness, malpractice or negligence resulted in this mishap,” the report said. “Rather, a compilation of multiple events of assumed risk at various levels” lead to the final assessment that it was “pilot error.” The Prowler crashed at approximately 8:45 a.m. in a rural area while conducting routine training approxi-

mately 50 miles west of Spokane, in Lincoln County. In keeping with standard practice, a investigation was initiated by the Navy following the crash to determine the cause. The Navy said that the mishap was not the result of any material failure of the Prowler.


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A P-3C Orion patrol craft, based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, joined the search this week for the missing Malaysia Airlines aircraft.

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A P-3C Orion patrol craft from Maritime Patrol Squadron 46, based at NAS Whidbey, departed from Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, on Sunday to aid in the massive search effort that moved into the Indian Ocean this week. As a submarine hunter, the P-3 Orion is uniquely equipped to search for an airliner that may have crashed into the ocean. Lockheed Martin describes the Orion as a “peerless airborne hunter” and the “ultimate submarine finder. “The P-3C brings longrange search, radar and

communications capabilities to the efforts,” according to a press release from NAS Whidbey. The missing flight had 227 passengers from 14 nations, mainly China, and 12 crew members. According to the Malaysia Airlines website, three Americans, including one infant, were also aboard. The Boeing 777 airliner went missing March 8 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The disappearance has sparked intense interest around the globe and led to a multinational search effort of unparalleled size.

Run a tribute to three fliers More than 70 sailors and civilians participated in a remembrance run at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station March 11. The 5-K. run was in honor of Lt. j.g. Valerie C. Delaney from Ellicott City, Md., Lt. j.g. William B. McIlvaine III from El Paso, Texas, and Lt. Cmdr. Alan A. Patterson from Tullahoma, Tenn., who were killed March 11, 2013 when their EA-6B Prowler crashed 50 miles west of Spokane. All three Navy fliers were assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129.

“Events like this let everyone know that we continue to remember them, that we move on, but we don’t forget,” said Cmdr. Tabb Stringer, VAQ-129 commanding officer. “It shows respect for their sacrifice.” Stringer said he was pleased with the turnout. “I saw people out here I know that are retired, people that are brand new, people from every squadron,” Stringer said. “I’m proud to see that support from the community.”

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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. Visit our website at join-our-team/ to learn more about our open positions and to apply. Send résumé and cover letter to EOE.

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An open bid auction will be held at Christian’s Towing, 685 Christian Road, Oak Harbor, WA. 98277 on WEDNESDAY MARCH 19, 2014. Viewing will take place from 12:00pm to 3:00 PM MARCH 19, 2014. Auction begins at 3:00pm on MARCH 19, 2014. 96 GEO PRIZM 1Y1SK5264TZ055080 AMA6085 94 TOYO COA4D JT2AE04B6R0080802 Legal No. 548957 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 15, 2014.

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AT&T Mobility proposes to collocate telecommunications antennas on a 91-foot utility pole at 23678 State Route 20 in unincor porated Island C o u n t y, W A i n t h e Coupeville vicinity (48°-12’-37.4” N & 122°-43’-15.9” W). Equipment cabinets mounted on a concrete pad will be installed near the base of the pole. AT&T invites comments from interested parties on the impact of the proposed under taking on any districts, sites, buildings, structures or objects significant in Amer ican histor y, archaeology, engineering or culture that are listed or determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Please respond within 30 days of this notice to: Adam Escalona, Adapt Engineering, 615 8th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104. 206-654-7045, a d a m e e @ a d a p t e n g r. com. Reference Project WA2872 Legal No. 548959 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 15, 2014.

Legal Name Change (Oak Harbor District Court) process completed for Carman Corlea Lore. Before the start of t h e p r o c e s s, C a r m a n was named Stephanie Elizabeth Wright, born Find your perfect pet Fe b r u a r y o f 1 9 7 9 a t in the Classifieds. home, in Clinton, WA. Legal No. 549177 Published: The Whidbey LEGAL NOTICE News Times, The South ISLAND TRANSIT Whidbey Record. BOARD MEETING March 15, 2014. The next scheduled monthly business meetNor th Whidbey Fire & ing of the Island Transit Rescue has a Small Pur- Board of Directors is on chase Vendor List which Friday, March 21, 2014, m a y b e u s e d w h e n at 9:30 AM, at Island awarding purchase con- Transit’s Main Base Fatracts where the estimat- c i l i t i e s, 1 9 7 5 8 S R 2 0 , ed cost is from $10,000 Coupeville WA. Accomup to $50,000 (as au- m o d a t i o n s m a d e t h o r i z e d b y R C W available upon ten days 3 9 . 0 4 . 1 9 0 a n d R C W a d v a n c e r e q u e s t fo r 52.14.110) communications assisAny firm desiring to be t a n c e . T h e m e e t i n g added to the vendor list room is accessible and should fill out the appli- open to the public. For cation on our website at more information, please call (360) 678-7771. Legal No. 549146 Legal No. 547335 Published: The Whidbey Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South News Times, The South Whidbey Record. Whidbey Record. March 15, 2014. March 15, 19, 2014.

Housing Authority of Island County REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS The Housing Authority if Island County (“HAIC”) announces its intent to apply for twenty five (25) Project-based Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) rental assistance for one bedroom, two-bedroom and t h r e e - b e d r o o m mu l t i fa m i l y u n i t s , l o c a t e d within Island County, to support the provision of subsidized service-enriched rental housing for Homeless Veterans. An infor mation packet for submission of Proposals is available at 7 NW 6th Street, Coupeville, WA 98239. Proposals Submissions are due no later than 4 pm Thursday April 10, 2014. Legal No. 549686 Published: The Whidbey New Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 15, 19. 2014. Nor th Whidbey Fire & Rescue is calling for bids for remodeling work to be done at our Silverlake Fire Station. Specifications and instructions to bidders can be picked up at our administrative building: 770 NE Midway Blvd Suite 201, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, or via o u r w e b s i t e : Legal No. 549168 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, 2014.


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ONEWEST BANK, FSB., its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff, v UNKNOWN HEIRS OF R O B E RT E . C A M P BELL; MARY CATHERINE CAMPBELL; WILLIAM CAMPBELL; USEL E S S B AY C O L O N Y, F K A U S E L E S S B AY BEACH AND COUNTRY C L U B, I N C. ; U N I T E D STATES OF AMERICA, S E C R E TA R Y O F HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOC I A L A N D H E A LT H S E RV I C E S ; O C C U PANTS OF THE PREMISES; and any persons or par ties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real proper ty described in the complaint; Defendant(s). ICSO LOG NO. 14R-0005 NO. 12-2-00111-6 SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS OF ROBERT E. CAMPBELL; MARY CATHERINE CAMPBELL; WILLIAM CAMPBELL; USEL E S S B AY C O L O N Y, F K A U S E L E S S B AY BEACH AND COUNTRY C L U B, I N C. ; U N I T E D STATES OF AMERICA, S E C R E TA R Y O F HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF SOC I A L A N D H E A LT H S E RV I C E S ; O C C U PANTS OF THE PREMISES; and any persons or par ties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the personal and/or real property described herein: The Superior Court of Island County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Island County (through his designee) to sell the proper ty described below to satisfy a judgment in the above entitled action: S I T U AT E I N T H E COUNTY OF ISLAND, STATE OF WASHINGTON:

UNIT B202 CONDOMINIUM PLAT OF USELESS BAY BEACH AND COUNTRY CLUB, DIVISION NO. 14, ACCORDING TO DECLARATION THEREOF RECORDED UNDER AUDITOR’S FILE NO. 244779, AND SURVEY MAP AND PLANS THEREOF RECORDED U N D E R AU D I TO R ’ S F I L E N O. 2 4 4 7 7 8 I N VOLUME 11 OF PLATS, PA G E S 4 9 , 5 0 , 5 2 , RECORDS OF ISLAND COUNTY. Also commonly known as 5674 McDonald Drive; #202B, Langley, WA 98260. P a r c e l N o . S8340-14-00202-B, Key No. 421154 The sale of the abovedescribed property is to take place: TIME: 10:00 a.m. DAT E : M AY 2 , 2 0 1 4 PLACE: FRONT STEPS ISLAND COUNTY LAW AND JUSTICE CENTER 101 NE 6TH STREET, COUPEVILLE, WASHINGTON The judgment debtor/s can avoid the sale by p ay i n g t h e j u d g m e n t amount of $284,249.20, together with interest, costs, and fees before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Sheriff through his designee at the address stated below. Dated this 3rd day of March, 2014. MARK C. BROWN, SHERIFF ISLAND COUNTY By:/s/Wylie Farr Wylie Farr, Chief Civil Deputy ICSO/Law & Justice Center 101 NE 6th Street PO BOX 5000 Coupeville, Washington 98239-5000 360-678-4422 Legal No. 547709 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 2014.

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ISLAND COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION COMMISSIONERS’ HEARING ROOM, COUPEVILLE, WA. 9:00 A.M. TUESDAY MARCH 25, 2014 Roll Call; Approval of Minutes; Items from the Public; Director’s Report Public Hearing - Continuation of I-502 Ordinance. Public Meeting (to follow Hearing) - Planning Commission Workshop to discuss proposed updates to the Island County Comprehensive Plan and Development Regulations to protect Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Areas. Documents will be posted at: Comments may be submitted to Planning & Community Development at PO Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. Legal No. 549201 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 15, 2014. Nor th Whidbey Fire & Rescue is calling for bids for remodeling the restrooms at our Heller Road Fire Station. Specifications and instructions to bidders can be picked up at our administrative building: 770 NE Midway Blvd Suite 201, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, or via our website: Legal No. 549172 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, 2014.

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY OF SKAGIT In Re the Estate of: FRANK VARGA, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00055-3 N OT I C E TO C R E D I TORS The Administrator named below has been appointed and has qualified as Administrator of t h i s e s t a t e. Pe r s o n s having claims against the deceased must, prior to the time such claims would be barred by and o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations, serve their claims on the Administrator or the attorney 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 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, or 11.40.013, the claims will be forever barred. This bar is effective as to claims against both probate assets and non-probate assets of the decedent. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of the Court: March 14, 2014 DATE OF FIRST PUBLIC AT I O N : M a r c h 1 5 , 2014 A D M I N I S T R AT O R : N a m e C h r i s t o p h e r P. Varga Address: 5421 Betty Lou Blvd. Lincoln, NE 68516 AT TO R N E Y F O R E S TATE Name: Stephen C. Schutt Address: PO Box 1032 Anacor tes, WA 98221 Phone: (360)293-5094 Legal No. 548755 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 15, 22, 29, 2014.

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ISLAND U S B A N K N AT I O N A L A S S O C I AT I O N , A S T RU S T E E , S U C C E S SOR IN INTEREST TO WAC OV I A B A N K , N A (FORMERLY KNOWN AS FIRST UNION NATIONAL BANK), AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2002-2, Plaintiff, vs. E S AT E O F B I L L W. H U R S T; G A RY HURST; UNKNOWN HEIRS, SPOUSE, LEGATEES AND DEVISEES OF THE ESTATE OF BILL W. HURST; DOES 1 - 1 0 i n c l u s i ve ; U N KNOWN OCCUPANTS of the subject real property; PARTIES IN POSSESSION of the subject real property; PARTIES CLAIMING A RIGHT TO POSSESSION of the subject real proper ty; and also, all other unknown persons or parties claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described in the Complaint herein, Defendant(s.) No. 13-2-00226-9 SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY TO : TO : E S TAT E O F BILL W. HURST; GARY HURST; UNKNOWN HEIRS, SPOUSE, LEGATEES AND DEVISEES O F T H E E S TAT E O F BILL W. HURST; DOES 1-20 inclusive; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS of the subject real property; PARTIES IN POSSESSION of the subject real property; and also, all other unknown persons or parties claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real

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estate described in the Complaint herein, Defendant(s) and judgment debtor(s) and any other persons or par ties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the personal and/or real property described herein: The Superior Court of Island County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Island County (through his designee) to sell the proper ty described below to satisfy a judgment in the above entitled action: Legal Description: LOT 2, BLOCK A, PLAT O F PAT T O N ’ S PA S TURE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, R E C O R D E D I N VO L U M E 4 O F P L AT S , PAG E 2 7 , R E C O R D S OF ISLAND COUNTY, WA S H I N G TO N ; E X CEPT ANY PORTION LY I N G W I T H I N T H E FOLLOWING DESCRIBED LAND: LOT 5, B L O C K 2 , P L AT O F OLYMPIC GARDENS, ACCORDING TO THE P L AT T H E R E O F, R E CORDED IN VOLME 3 OF PLATS, PAGE 18, RECORDS OF ISLAND C O U N T Y, WA S H I N G TON. SITUATE IN THE COUNTY OF ISLAND, STATE OF WASHINGTON. P a r c e l N o . : S7690-00-0A002-0 Key No.: 345282 Also commonly known as 84 SE Glencoe Street, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. The sale of the abovedescribed property is to take place: TIME: 10:00 a.m. DATE: Apr il 11, 2014 PLACE: FRONT STEPS ISLAND COUNTY LAW AND JUSTICE CENTER 101 NE 6TH STREET, COUPEVILLE, WASHINGTON The judgment debtor/s can avoid the sale by p ay i n g t h e j u d g m e n t amount of $43,308.03, together with interest, costs and fees before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Sheriff through his designee at the address stated below. Dated this 4th day of March, 2014. MARK C. BROWN, SHERIFF ISLAND COUNTY By:/s/Wylie Farr Wylie Farr, Chief Civil Deputy ICSO/Law & Justice Center 101 NE 6th Street PO BOX 5000 Coupeville, Washington 98239-5000 360-678-4422 Legal No. 547704 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 8, 15, 22, 29, 2014.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION Island County, Washington Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, April

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22, 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 April 22, 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 March 24, 2014; or register in person at the County Auditor’s Office in his or her county of residence no later than April 14, 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 March 24, 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: Auditor’s Elections Office, 400 N Main, Coupeville (drive-by drop box and inside); 18341 SR 525, Freeland (Trinity Lutheran parking lot); 4141 SR 525, Clinton (Ken’s Korner, Red Apple Grocery); 121 N. East Camano Drive, Camano Island (Camano Annex) ITEMS/OFFICES APPEARING ON THE BALLOT: The April Special Election applies only to registered voters in the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District and the Camano Island Library Capital Facility Area. LOCAL MEASURES South Whidbey Par ks and Recreation District Proposition No. 1 - FourYear Maintenance and Operation Levies Camano Island Library Capital Facility Area Proposition No. 1 - Lib ra r y C a p i t a l Fa c i l i t y Area Obligation Bonds 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 - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 1:00 p.m. Canvassing Board Meeting - Monday, May 5, 2014 - 4:00 p.m. Canvassing Board Meeting - Certification of Special Election Results Tuesday, May 6, 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 10th day of March, 2014 Sheilah Crider Island County Auditor & Ex-Officio Supervisor of Elections Legal No. 549127 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 15, 2014.

each of the other days. Contractor’s security officers shall work additional hours as needed by the Director of the Island County GSA. The budget in 2014 for Cour thouse Entry Screening services is $50,000. The Contractor’s security officers will also perfor m duties and responsibilities including documentation of events, emergencies, unusual occurrences and visitors. Security officers will conduct searches of all articles that cannot be cleared by x-ray inspection, operate x-ray walk through metal detector, and hand held metal detector wand equipment. Contractor’s security officers must successfully complete background checks acceptable to Island County. In accordance with Island County Code Section 2.29.030, Island County General Services Administration (GSA) identifies that ability, cap a c i t y, e x p e r i e n c e , price-costs, term, quality of previous performance, compliance with statutes and rules relating to security screening, reputation, and responsiveness to GSA’s obligations and time limitations are the most impor tant significant factors in the listed order of impor tance. The combination of these significant factors will form the criteria by which proposals will be evaluated by Island County. Island County reserves the right to reject any or all proposals for any reason. Any proposal must be received by mail at Isl a n d C o u n t y G e n e ra l Services Administration, PO Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239-5000, FAX at 360-240-5551, by e-mail at or in person at the office of Island County General Services Administration, 1 NE 7th Street, Room 200, Coupeville WA no later than 10:00 A.M. on 01 April 2014. Questions about the RFP should be directed to Don Mason, Program C o o r d i n a t o r, G S A , a t 360-679-7379 or Legal No. 549131 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 15, 22, 29, 2014.

ing 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 under RCW 11.40.020 (1)(c); 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. DATE OF FIRST PUBLIC AT I O N : M a r c h 1 5 , 2014 MELINDA G. HANLEY, 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. 549137 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 15, 22, 29, 2014.

Seattle, WA 98101-1514 Legal No. 546304 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 1, 8, 15, 2014.

following described real property, situated in the County(ies) of Island, State of Washington towit: Lot 28, calvalero hills, division 1, according to the plat thereof, recorded in volume 13 of p l a t s , p a g e s 295,296,297,298 and 299, records of Island county, Washington. situate in the island county, Washington. Commonly known as: 1 1 4 8 M a t t e horn Loop Camano Island Wa 98282 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated October 24, 2007, recorded October 30, 2007, under Au d i t o r ’s F i l e N o. 4215214, Book xx, Page xx, records of Island C o u n t y, Wa s h i n g t o n , from Tumurbaatar Badarch and Odonchimeg Ravjaa, Husband And Wife as Grantor, to First American Title Insurance Company, A California Corp. as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Wor ld Savings Bank, Fsb, Its Successors and/or Assignees as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned to N/a II. No action commenced by the Beneficiary of the Deed of Tr ust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust. III. The default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: $192,546.31; (together w i t h a ny s u b s e q u e n t payments, late charges, a d va n c e s, c o s t s a n d fees thereafter due) IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by t h e D e e d o f Tr u s t i s : Principal Balance of $498,455.32, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from August 15, 2008, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Tr u s t a s p r ov i d e d by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession or encumbrances on March 28, 2014. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, must be cured by March 17, 2014 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discont i nu a n c e o f t h e s a l e. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before March 17, 2014 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be termin a t e d a ny t i m e a f t e r March 17, 2014 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees,

and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation a n d / o r D e e d o f Tr u s t and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the fo l l o w i n g a d d r e s s e s : T U M U R B A ATA R B A DARCH 1148 MATTEHORN LOOP CAMANO I S L A N D WA 9 8 2 8 2 O D O N C H I M E G R AVJAA 1148 MATTEHORN LOOP CAMANO ISL A N D WA 9 8 2 8 2 T U M U R B A ATA R B A DA R C H 1 6 7 3 7 W H I TMAN AVE N SHORELINE WA 98133-5326 O D O N C H I M E G R AVJA A 1 6 3 7 W H I T M A N AVE N SHORELINE WA 98133-5326 TUMURB A ATA R B A D A R C H 16737 WHITMAN AVE. N S H O R E L I N E WA 98133 ODONCHIMEG RAVJAA 16737 WHITMAN AVE. N SHOREL I N E WA 9 8 1 3 3 by both first class and certified mail on September 06, 2012 proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and on September 05, 2012 the written notice of default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in the paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objections to the s a l e o n a ny g r o u n d s whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invali d a t i n g t h e Tr u s t e e ’s s a l e . X . N OT I C E TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summar y proceedings under Chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenantoccupied proper ty, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060 THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DEL A Y. C O N T A C T A HOUSING COUNSEL O R O R A N AT TO R NEY LICENSED IN

The Coupeville School District is seeking adults from director district 1 to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Directors. Applicants must be regist e r e d vo t e r s a n d l i ve within the District 1 area, which includes the northwestern por tion of the district. A map and the a p p l i c a t i o n fo r m a r e available from the district office (501 S. Main St., C o u p ev i l l e, 3 6 0 - 6 7 8 2404) or the district website ( A p p l i c a t i o n s mu s t b e submitted in writing to t h e d i s t r i c t o f f i c e by March 19, 2014. Legal No. 546317 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 1, 8, 15, 2014.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) TO ISLAND COUNTY FOR LAW AND JUSTICE BUILDING ENTRY SECURITY SCREENER CONTRACT Island County is soliciting proposals from qualified fir ms for contract services to provide entry security screening services at the County’s Law and Justice Building. An interested firm could propose services to satisfy this need for June 1, 2014 through the calendar years 2015. The Contractor shall provide unarmed security officer services for the purpose of screening the public entering the secured Island County Law and Justice Building located at 101 N.E. 6th S t . , C o u p ev i l l e , WA , 98239, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 430PM, each day that the building is open to the public. Two officers are required for at least two days per week and one officer for

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF ISLAND In the Matter of the Estate of GLORIA M. MOEN, Deceased. NO. 14 4 00009 1 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 fil-

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY Estate of J U D I T H P. Y E A K E L , Deceased. NO. 14-4-00984-1 SEA PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS 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 p r ov i d e d u n d e r R C W 11.40.020(1)(c); 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. Date of First Publication: February 28, 2014 /s/Robert W. Yeakel Robert W. Yeakel, Personal Representative c/o Kurt H. Olson 1524 Alaskan Way Suite 200 Seattle, WA 98101-1514 Attorney for Estate Kurt H. Olson Fahlman Olson & Little, PLLC 1 5 2 4 A l a s k a n W a y, Suite 200

THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In Re the Estate of JOHN J. BARTHOLOMEW II, Deceased. NO. 14-4-00030-0 AMENDED NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The administrator named below has been appointed as administrator of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the administrator or the administrator’s 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 administrator served or mailed the notice to the creditor as p r ov i d e d u n d e r R C W 11.40.020( 1)(c); 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. Date of First Publication: March 1, 2014 Administrator: John J. Bartholomew III Attorney for Administrator: M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236. (360) 341-1515. DATED this 24 day of February, 2014. /s/John J. Bartholomew III, John J. Bartholomew III, Adminstrator Attorneys for Administrator: / s / M . D o u g l a s Ke l l y, WSBA #6550 Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, L.L.P. P.O. Box 290 Clinton, WA 98236 Legal No. 546312 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 1, 8, 15, 2014. T. S . N o 1 3 3 5 6 6 7 - 3 1 P a r c e l N o . s6348-00-00028-0 NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S S A L E I . N OT I C E I S HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee, Cal-Western Reconveyance of Washington Inc., will on March 28, 2014, at the hour of 10:00am, At the main entrance to the county courthouse 101 Ne 6th Street in the city of C o u p ev i l l e , S t a t e o f Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the

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At work, you may do a few hours of overtime, for which you’ll be generously rewarded. Some kind of training helps one of your biggest dreams come true.


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Returning to school would be a solution to your professional problems. Try to see things in a long term perspective in order to surmount all the efforts that will be required.


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Time is a rare commodity! At work or elsewhere, you are in charge of all the emergencies. It’s not always easy to reconcile work and a busy family life. Just take it easy and do your best.


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North Puget Sound Association of Realtors 2013 AWARDS

REALTORS® recognize not only leaders of our association, but of the community as well. Our award winners have contributed countless hours working on behalf of our membership, and on behalf of private property owners, as well as the neediest members of our community. Thank you to all who have contributed to another successful year.

REALTOR® of The Year

Affiliate of The Year

Citizen of The Year

Farmers Insurance

Skagit Publishing

Tina Tate

Mike Gubrud

Ron Wortham Brown-McMillen

Rookie of The Year

Distinguished Service Award

Realtor Community Service Award

RE/MAX Valley Homes

RE/MAX Acorn Properties

RE/MAX Acorn Properties

Tahlia Honea

Kathi Phillips

Paige Bates

Award of Excellence Recipients

The “Award of Excellence” is a service provided to the members of the North Puget Sound Association of REALTORS® for the purpose of honoring members of the Association who have achieved certain and specific high standards of qualification. The “Award of Excellence” is to recognize REALTORS® for their outstanding contributions to the Association and the real estate community.

Gold Award Recipients

Kendra Decker

Karen Everett

Randy Fischer

Landed Gentry

Coldwell Banker Bain

Coldwell Banker Koetje

Elizabeth Miller

Dominic Pettruzzelli

RE/MAX Acorn Properties

Windermere Skagit

Kathi Phillips

Keller Williams Western

Jim Glackin

Jeff Ingman

Windermere Skagit

Paul Weisz

Windermere Anacortes Properties

Silver Award Recipients

Janis McHarg

Brown -McMillen

John L Scott Anacortes

Danya Wolf

Steve Zimmerman

Skagit Tradition Realty

Preview Properties Skagit

Bronze Award Recipients Jones Atterberry John L Scott Anacortes

Sara Fish

Preview Properties Skagit

Kelli Lang

Coldwell Banker Bain

Wilma Louia

RE/MAX Territory NW

Shawn McNeal

RE/MAX Acorn Properties

Terri Neilon

RE/MAX Acorn Properties

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