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OH inks bank building deal By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

BAGLEY: “I think you’d have something to say … I’ll make sure I’ll have something to say.”

Oak Harbor city leaders purchased a parking lot with a bank on the side Tuesday night. Following a due diligence investigation, the Oak Harbor City Council voted

The 35,000-square-foot building came as a extra in the deal. “At this point we are looking at the building as an addition, as a bonus,” Oak Harbor Mayor Scott Dudley said. SEE PURCHASE, A11


By JANIS REID Staff reporter

Camano Island resident Kelly Bagley is the third Republican to file for candidacy in the Island County Commissioner District 3 race later this year. One Democrat has also filed to run. The candidates say their desire to run for the seat is fueled by a desire to do things differently than the current leadership. Bagley, a quality assurance technician for Amazon, said he was encouraged by a few Camano precinct committee officers to run. Bagley said he is interested in how the county is planning for future growth, infrastructure needs and water availability. Bagley managed a federal smoking cessation program and has served as a missionary in Africa 1990-92 and 1993-97. He settled on Camano in 1997. After watching a recent county commission meeting online, Bagley said he was surprised when Commissioner Kelly Emerson, District 3’s current representative, made no comments. “I think you’d have something to say,” Bagley said. “I’ll make sure I’ll have something to say.” Emerson was criticized over the past year for missing meetings or excusing herself early. In some cases, problems stemmed from a poor connection by phone or teleconferencing. Emerson’s attendance in the new year has been better, and an updated teleconferencing system installed on Camano has made it easier for her to be involved. During an interview Thursday, Emerson said she received no complaints from constituents regarding a lack of involvement in her job. Emerson said she is familiar with all three Republican candidates, but has no comment on who she supports. Democratic candidate Karla Jacks said Thursday that she believes that Emerson’s performance is “a huge issue” and has heightened interest in the election. Camano Republican Marc Hennemann said during a recent interview that, if elected, he intends to purchase a boat so he can attend each meeting in person. “I’m not criticizing Kelly,” Hennemann said. “That’s just the way she does it.” North Whidbey Republican Richard Hannold said Friday that while he doesn’t take issue with any one commissioner, it is his desire to bring some “common sense and civility” to county commission meetings. “There’s an awful lot of arguing,” Hannold said.

unanimously to move forward with the $2.6 million purchase of the Whidbey Island Bank property on Pioneer Way. City officials want the parking lot in the back of the building, which is adjacent to Windjammer Park, for the future sewage treatment plant.

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Descendents return to tour family farm By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter


athy Lunsford didn’t want to leave. She had never been to the old farmhouse and barn steeped in her family’s history. Now that she was there as an invited guest to tour the home built by her great-great-grandfather Henry Riksen, the gravity of the experience made her stop and reflect. She thought back to the difficult choices Riksen SEE FAMILY FARM, A11

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Dennis Riksen, upper right, and others discuss an old photo while on tour of the Riksen farm located on Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. The Navy is trying to sort out what to do with eight farmhouses once owned by farmers. The Riksen farm is shown in a shot prior to 1941.

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Bomb scare closes Navy gate By JANIS REID Staff reporter

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A teenager with a GoPro video camera was the cause of a false alarm bomb scare on Seaplane Base Thursday, causing the gates to close for more than an hour. Someone reported to authorities they observed the teenager with the device “looking suspicious,” according to Mike Welding, public affairs officer for Whidbey Island Naval Air Station.

The event was treated as a bomb threat, Welding said, and the Navy’s bomb squad was summoned. North Whidbey Fire and Rescue was also placed on alert. “It’s standard procedure … all emergency services are going to respond,” Welding said. The gates were closed at 5:45 p.m. as base authorities located the teenager, who was brought in for questioning.

The gates were reopened at 7:15 p.m., Welding said. The gate closures caused heavy traffic and long waits for people trying to get on and off base. The teenager is not facing any disciplinary measures, Welding said. The informant, who was also a teen, “did the right thing,” Welding said. “If you see something suspicious, let us know,” Welding said.

Beached bovines raising a stink By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

Dead cows floating around South Whidbey and Camano Island are raising a stink with property owners. Keith Higman, director of Island County Public Health, said his office received a call about a bloated bovine on a South Whidbey beach about a week and a half ago. On Monday, another cow cadaver was reported on a beach

just south of Camano Island State Park. In both cases, Higman said his office was powerless to do anything about the nuisance because the carcasses weren’t spreading disease to humans — assuming no one gnaws on them. It was the property owners’ responsibility to deal with the giant masses of rotting hamburger, he said. Under state law, unwanted

dead animals can be rendered, incinerated, buried or hauled to a landfill. In the case of the dead cow on South Whidbey, a high tide did the job and floated that cow’s body out to sea. “People were taking photos of it floating around the ferry,” he said. “Pretty exciting stuff.” That carcass later landed on another South Whidbey beach.

Feds approve tidal turbine project Plans to install the first tidal turbines in the sea floor off Whidbey Island passed an important regulatory hurdle this week. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a license to the Snohomish County Public Utility District for the pilot project. If the PUD’s commissioners decide to go forward with the project, the turbines will be the first of its kind in

Puget Sound. The Island County hearing examiner, however, has yet to make a decision on appeals of permits granted to the PUD by the Island County planning department. Craig Caller, an assistant general manager for the PUD, told the Whidbey NewsTimes last month that FERC had rejected the appeals and that the license would be issued shortly, which

occurred Thursday. Whidbey Environmental Action Network, the Tulalip Tribes, the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, PC Landing Corp. and the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community filed motions to intervene. WEAN was concerned about the on-land portion of the project, which could impact a scarce plant community.


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Ferry chief Moseley resigns post after eight rocky years By JANIS REID


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Assistant Secretar y for the Washington State Department of Transportation David Moseley announced his resignation Tuesday. Moseley said he is proud of what he’s been able to accomplish, “but it is now time for the next person to build on our successes, correct our mistakes and continue to move the system forward.” Moseley’s last day is April 15. He served in this position overseeing the country’s largest ferry system since 2008. Moseley said he came to the position with four major priorities in mind: build new ferries, provide better maintenance, improve customer relations and find sustainable funding sources, according to a statement released on the DOT website. “I believe we’ve made real, tangible progress on all of those priorities,” he said. The system employs roughly 1,700 workers and operates 22 vessels which serve more than 22 million passengers a year, according to The Everett Herald. Moseley’s leadership is widely believed to have contributed to a restoration of public faith and garnered legislative support for a number of important projects. Lawmakers have approved three new 144-car vessels, the first of which will set sail on the MukilteoClinton route this summer. In addition, funding for three 64-car replace-

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Assistant secretary for the Washington State Department of Transportation David Moseley speaks with Mayor Nancy Conard and a resident at a meeting in Coupeville last year. ment ferries has also been approved. Moseley also saw his share of controversy. In 2010, lawmakers ended reimbursement to and from terminals for ferry workers. An investigation revealed that Washington State Ferries paid nearly $6.4 million in reimbursements to 700 workers in 2009, according to The Everett Herald. In the summers of 2012 and 2013, routes were cancelled due to a lack of crew, something Moseley apologized for last fall. Also in 2013, Moseley was accused


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of paying nearly double for a vessel when a similar craft was sold to a Massachusetts agency for a far lesser price. Moseley said he believes he did his best, and is looking forward to a new chapter. “Now I look forward to the next challenge,” Moseley said in his online statement. “I don’t know what that will be. I’ve had a few interesting conversations but really have no concrete plan yet. “Instead, I intend on taking a few months to explore new possibilities.”

Island County planners estimate that Island County will grow by nearly 10,000 people by the year 2036. Regionally, they project that North Whidbey will grow by 6,232, Central Whidbey by 991, South Whidbey by 1,211 and Camano Island by 1,018. Using these estimates, the county would grow from a population of approximately 78,400 today to 87,917 in 2036. The regional population projection is one of many steps required in the update of the Comprehensive Plan every eight years. The population trend is used throughout the county’s departments to assist in planning each area’s needs for services and infrastructure. Washington state counties are required to use a 20-year population estimate to ensure urban growth areas are adequately sized and allow for future growth. Island County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the projection at Monday’s regular meet-

ing. The next step is to allot the estimated population to municipalities and rural areas individually, according to Island County Planner Brad Johnson. An additional public hearing will be held once the localized population totals are compiled. Johnson told commissioners that they arrived at the figures presented by looking at county growth trends over the last 40 years, and found them to be very consistent. The only notable population shift they expect will be associated with the Navy base. The Navy base projects its military population to increase by 25 percent with the arrival of additional squadrons over the next several years. Johnson said an additional 2,530 was allotted to North Whidbey to allow for the population increase. In addition, Johnson said that the county is working on a “phased-in” resource allocation model so that the county funding and projects related to population growth are rolled out over time.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 17 At 9:15 a.m., a caller reported that a sweaty man in gym clothes was impersonating a police officer on City Beach Street. At 11:49 a.m., a postman reported that he couldn’t get out of his truck because a Rottweiler was running around loose. The man said the dog was just staring at him. “Not growling, just staring.” At 12:32 p.m., a caller reported that a man with scraggly hair was urinating on a building on Northeast Ernst Street. At 5:41 p.m., an employee at a Highway 20 business reported that a drunk man threw up and fell asleep inside the store. At 11:23 p.m., a Southwest Third Avenue resident reported that someone has been sifting through a cigarette disposal receptacle near his front door.

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ported that a vehicle struck a person in a wheelchair on Southwest Sixth Avenue. No one was injured, but the resident got a scare. At 6:05 p.m., a Southwest Sixth Avenue resident reported that a package was stolen off his porch. At 6:56 p.m., a Highway 20 resident reported that a stray pit bull was in his living room.

MONDAY, MARCH 19 At 5:43 a.m., a caller reported that a 22-year-old woman took an unknown drug and was “freaking out.” At 1:51 p.m., a Southeast Fourth Avenue resident reported that her ex-husband sent her threatening emails. At 1:58 p.m., a Northwest Crosby Avenue resident called 911 repeatedly to complain that she was in the Whidbey News-Times police blotter for calling 911 repeatedly. She also said she got a call from Christ and that someone had been taking pages from her phone book. At 8:08 p.m., a Northeast Sixth Avenue resident reported that someone was soliciting photos from the caller’s daughter.

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Commissioners should reinstate Friday hours IT’S TIME FOR the Island County Board of Commissioners to reopen all departments on Fridays. As the result of a decision made in 2009, the commissioners deemed it necessary to control expenses in the ever-worsening economy. At the time, with fewer people doing more work, it made sense to give overburdened employees a chance to take a breath and make a dent in the ever-growing backlog of work on their desks. But that was four years ago. Development in Island County and nearly everywhere else had slowed to a crawl and nearly all construction stopped as home values plummeted. Today, the situation is different. During 2013, home values in the county rose about 2 percent. Several real estate professionals and contractors recently pointed out there is a sufficient need to reopen county offices on Fridays. Having certain county offices closed is having an impact on their businesses. That not only hurts their businesses, it hurts the overall financial health of Island County. When discussing office hours, the commissioners should not take that fact lightly. During a recent roundtable meeting with the commissioners, several department heads indicated they are in a position to restore Friday office hours. It might present some hardships, but it can be done, they said. The commissioners should take heed. These are professionals who know their offices, the workload and the public demands for their services. We encourage the commissioners to take these department leaders up on their offer. The commissioners voice some concerns about re-adding Friday hours — most related to cost of hiring additional staff. It’s OK to have reservations, but the commissioners shouldn’t ruminate too long on this issue. The public, county department heads and the island’s economy are all saying the same thing: If Friday hours can be reinstated, then it should be done as soon as possible.

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Can we afford to buy more EA-18 Growlers? Editor, Is the Navy out of touch with economic reality? The Navy will not conclude their EIS on the transition of the Prowler to the Growler at NAS Whidbey until 2015, but they are already asking for 22 more EA-18 Growlers. Are we to assume that the fix is already in for a Navy recommendation of “no adverse impact” on our environment, health and safety and that plans are already made for expansion of harmfully loud jets and related personnel? Can we continue to afford $80.5 million per Growler in the 2015 federal budget while our bridges and schools crumble? Right now, more than 50 percent of the federal government’s discretionary budget is allocated to military

spending, while national polls continue to show that the American public thinks military spending should be trimmed. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert told lawmakers during a House Armed Services Committee hearing on March 12 that the Navy’s request for 22 more Growlers is a “hedge and risk-reduction” effort, adding that the Navy is “very mindful of the industrial base.” He added, “The U.S. government is also working on things like foreign military sales to keep that (the Boeing Co.) line in business.” Is it the intent of the Navy and the United Sates Congress to keep Boeing in business? Only about 20 percent of Boeing’s business relies on military contracts — the rest is focused on the civilian marketplace. Shouldn’t a request for equipment be made because you need the equipment, not as a hedge and risk-reduction effort? Has the Navy forgotten who is paying for these super jets with super price tags? Each Growler costs $80.5 million dollars. Although these are Boeing

jets, they are made in Missouri, not Washington state. Multiply 22 jets times $80.5 million and you’ll see why this huge allocation was left out of the Navy’s 2014 budget. The Department of Defense expects its total 2014 budget, including supplemental war funding, to be more than $600 billion. Isn’t that enough? Plus, spending on the military generates fewer jobs than spending the same amount of money on a wide range of alternatives. The multiplier effects of defense spending is currently between 0.6 percent and 0.8 percent. Military spending is among the most expensive and inefficient ways to create jobs. According to a U.S. study, $1 billion dollars creates the following jobs: Military spending creates 11,600 jobs; clean energy spending creates 17,100 jobs; health care spending creates 19,600; education spending 29,100 jobs So, yes, the military does create SEE LETTERS, A7

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Ire toward sub is misdirected Editor, You can’t help but admire the folks who are criticizing the potential Kraken sculpture as detrimental to this Navy town. It makes me happy I chose to live in such a patriotic area. However, their patriotism may be slightly misplaced and there may be a solution that all parties can get behind. The submarine in itself does not represent the U.S. Navy. If any of you have noticed, there are zero U.S. Navy submarines based at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. In fact, what is based at NAS Whidbey is the P-3 Orion and future home of the P-8 Poseidon. For those of you that

don’t know, one of the primary missions of these aircraft is anti-submarine warfare. Ironic, isn’t it? Now, as for the Kraken, myself being ex-Army, we used to call our brothers and sisters in the Navy “squids.” It was not a derogatory name, but actually a term of endearment. We always appreciated what the Navy men and women could do. One just needs to remember that it was Seal Team 6 that vanquished our most hated enemy. And, to my chagrin, might I remind everyone

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MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR jobs, but every other choice would be a better alternative. We are living in a time of choices. Admiral Greenert and the Navy brass need to take a look at today’s economic constraints. And we the people need to stand up for our civilian economy and a better way to make jobs rather than pour more money into a military-industrial complex that benefits the few.

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that Navy has beaten Army 12 years in a row in the annual Army/Navy football classic. A solution for us all — the North Korean Navy is believed to have about 80 submarines. They have on numerous occasions threatened to obliterate the West Coast. I’d be more than happy to see the giant squid (Kraken) painted in Navy blue, and that submarine in its clutches clearly identified as a North Korean submarine or Russian. Just so that it is not identified as one of ours. Thomas Kosloske Oak Harbor



St. Patrick’s Day parade a success Editor, There was a bit of Irish luck for St. Patrick’s Day when the sun came out to shine down on all the wonderful parade-goers and participants this year. Everyone was enthusiastic for the parade and came to Hal Ramaley Park for the official ceremonies. Many of our local dignitaries from the city and Whidbey Island Naval Air

Station came down to kiss the temporary Blarney Stone. Congratulations to all the parade entrants, it was the longest Irish parade ever. A special award was given to The Noble Horse, voted Best Irish Window on Pioneer Way. A big thank you to several Oak Harbor merchants who have donated for the St. Pat’s Parade for many years. Also, a big thank you to Ron Newberry for the nice feature on Helen ChatfieldWeeks, this year’s grand marshal. Barb Jacobs The Irish Wildlife Society

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Estelle R. Bouchard

Estelle R. Bouchard, a long-time resident of Whidbey Island, died at her home in Oak Harbor on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the age of 83. She was born on December 16, 1930 in Crookston, Minn., to Clifford and Helen (St. Martin) Hanson. She was the oldest of five children; Estelle, Patricia, Maynard, Marlene and Richard. Estelle graduated from Cathedral High School in Crookston in 1948. She moved to Seattle in 1949 and attended Edison Technical School. In 1951 she married her first husband, Leon M. Benson. They had five children; James, Patricia, Dennis, David and Richard. She was preceded in death by Leon. Estelle was employed as office manager by Erv Parent, Co., a major floor covering company in Seattle, from 1953 until 1983, when Mr. Parent died. She and business partner Ben Moja then moved to Coupeville and established B & M Floors. They operated that business until Mr. Moja retired in 1993. In 1994, Ben and Estelle were married and continued to live in

Coupeville until his death in 1998. In 2000, Estelle married Raymond Bouchard at the Chapel at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and in 2008 they moved to Oak Harbor. Estelle was active in Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls, serving as den mother and group leader for 10 years. Also, as her children grew, she served as president of three levels of PTA in the Shoreline School District. She loved camping and fishing and was a skilled salmon fisherwoman, always “limiting” each time she went out fishing. Estelle was a charter member of the Lioness Club of Coupeville, which later merged with the Coupeville Lions Club. She was a charter member of the Soroptimist International of Coupeville, serving as treasurer and president during her 15 year membership. She and her husband were charter members of the Sons of Norway, Coupeville, since 2002. Estelle was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and served as president of the ladies group of the parish, Women of St. Mary. Estelle is survived by her husband Raymond and children James (Tonia) Benson, Patricia Benson Waxham, Dennis Benson, David (Stephanie) Benson and Richard (Amy) Benson; 10 grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. Also surviving are Raymond’s daughters Barbara (Keith) Alloway, Betty (Mac) Montague, Terry (Terry) Montague, Meg (Terry) Hergert, Mary (Doug) Cochran and Janet (Danny) Mattson; seven grandchildren and one greatgranddaughter as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first two husbands, her parents and sister Patricia. A vigil service, rosary and

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Mary Gordon

Mary Gordon passed away on March 15 with her loving husband by her side. She was born Mary Florence Hunter on Nov. 28, 1930 to George and Mary (Seferos) Hunter of Seattle, Wash., and raised in Magnolia. She went to Lawton Elementary School and graduated from Queen Anne High School. When she was two years old, Mary and her mother flew to Nome, Alaska, so their little family could be together while her father was working on the movie, “The Bounty.” Mary was nicknamed “the Little Darling of Nome” by

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Eskimos and cast and crew of the film alike. Mary loved playing with her many, many Greek cousins and growing up in Magnolia was like a small town with neighborhood friends. She shared memories of playing baseball, swinging in the hammock in the yard and her Mom packing picnic lunches for her, her sister and neighborhood kids and walking them to the beach. While raising her young family, Mary traveled to many places. In later years she and husband Meryl loved to go RVing. They traveled the U.S. after retiring from civil service. They made Coupeville their home and were Snow Birds for many years. They were full time RVers for three years and really enjoyed all the places they visited during that time. Mary enjoyed going to Alaska and fishing with her son Mike and had a wonderful 80th birthday party with all her children and spouses. Mary loved to go to family barbecues and reunions and being with her children and grandchildren. She loved baseball and football and watched the Mariners and Seahawks religiously. Even though she’d get discouraged with the Mariners, she was a true fan. Mary and her sister Pat (Patricia) went on many trips to Reno together and were always called the Hunter sisters while traveling. She had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to laugh and be with her family. She liked the simple things in life and would always make sure everyone was rested and not stressed about things and to relax and just enjoy life. Unfortunately, her health deteriorated after a car accident over a year ago, but her spirit always remained strong. She was an amazing, tough and beautiful woman. She is survived by her husband of nearly 40 years, Meryl Gordon, at their home in Coupeville; her three children Janet (Manny) Rojas of

Coupeville, Michael (Shelly) Dunn of Ketchikan, Alaska, (Cheri) Cheryl (Cory) Asleson of Smithfield, Utah and her three grandchildren Celena Rojas, Joseph Rojas and Lacey Dunn and Meryl’s three children and two grandchildren, Terri (Mike) Thomas, Chris and Brian Thomas, Kraig Gordon and Lisa (Terry) Beitler. She is also survived by her sister Patricia Durham and her niece Linda Package and nephew Michael Durham. A Funeral Mass service will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Coupeville with Rev. Paul Pluth, J.C.L. as Celebrant. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences utilizing the Book of Memories hosted by Wallin Funeral Home at


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Mary Anne Merrill

Our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, Mary Anne (Sanders) Merrill passed away peacefully in her sleep with her family around her on March 9, 2014, in Aberdeen. She was born to Thomas and Mary (Lawson) Sanders of Sitka, in the territory of Alaska on Feb. 5, 1921. Mary and Emery Merrill moved from Sitka to Oak Harbor in 1968 and lived there until 1991, when she

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lost her eye sight to macular degeneration and moved to Aberdeen to be with her daughter. She was preceded in death by her husband Emery Merrill, son Thomas, and daughters Roberta Kraly and Rosalina Merrill, granddaughter Daniella Marie Edinger and great-granddaughter Nicole Threet. She is survived by daughter Caroline (Ron) Bashon of Aberdeen, son Ted (Kathy) Merrill of Oak Harbor, grandchildren Heather (Jerry) Poulson of Oak Harbor, Dana Smith-Brigantine of New Jersey, Kelly Edinger of Seattle, Jennifer Merrill of Mt. Vernon, Cynthia (Gerry) Oliver of Oak Harbor, Craig (Jenneka) Merrill of Oak Harbor, Michael (Karen) Bashon of Mesa, Ariz., and Reinie Bashon (Nancy) of Aberdeen. She has 13 greatgrandchildren. She spent her earlier years in Sitka working in a fish cannery in the summer months. Her love of sewing landed her a job of doing alterations for a local sewing center. Before moving to Washington, she was one of the cooks at the Sitka Pioneer’s Home. Her hobbies were gardening, as she had a green thumb and could grow anything she put in the dirt, crocheting and sewing clothing for her kids and grandkids. She loved to bake bread, pies and canned everything from produce to chickens they raised, and the side of beef. It was always a treat to check out her larder. The peaches, which were everybody’s favorite, along with the homemade bread will be sorely missed. She spent time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren, teaching them the finer lessons of life and love. She was an avid Mariners fan, never missed a chance to cheer them on. She will be remembered for her infectious laugh, sweet smile and quick wit. A Celebration of Life will be held later this summer on Whidbey Island with her family and friends.

Marguerite A. Welch

Marguerite A. Welch, long time Oak Harbor resident died in Everett, Wash., on Wednesday, March 18. Funeral services for Marguerite will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. A full obituary will follow. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor.


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Whidbey Island track teams jump into season By JIM WALLER Sports editor

The Oak Harbor and Coupeville high school track teams received a taste of competition in the Whidbey Island Jamboree at Wildcat Memorial Stadium Thursday, March 20. South Whidbey and Lakewood also took part in the season-opening contest that featured an abbreviated events list. Athletes were limited to only two events each. The Wildcat girls won seven events and the boys took four. Coupeville captured two events, both by Makana Stone (200, 27.22; 400, 1:02.3). Clair Anderson was a double winner for the Oak Harbor girls (high jump, 4-08; triple jump, 31-03.75), while Dejon Devroe took a pair of firsts for the boys (200, 23.23; 400, 51.78). Other Oak Harbor winners for the girls were Sierra Seabolt (100, 13.36), Alex Laiblin (800, 2:36.79), Jonalynn Horn (1,600, 5:30.73), Taylor Deconzo

(shot put, 32-01) and Priya Osborne (long jump, 13-11.5). Tyler Adamson (discus, 117-02) and Diangelo McKinney (triple jump, 37-06) picked up the other Oak Harbor boys wins. The Coupeville boys were led by Nick Streubel, who finished second in the shot put (42-11) and fourth in the discus (113). Lathom Kelley was third in the 200 (23.85) and fifth in the 100 (11.8), while Mitchell Carroll placed fourth in the triple jump (1605). Lauren Burrow nabbed third in the long jump (1303.25) and fifth in the 200 (29.24). Sylvia Hurlburt ran to fourth in the 200 (28.42) and fifth in the 100 (13.6). Oak Harbor goes to Stanwood with Snohomish at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27. Coupeville competes at the Seattle Academy Relays at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Shoreline Stadium.

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Oak Harbor’s Clair Anderson leaps to a win in the high jump at the Island Jamboree Tuesday. She also won the triple jump.

PREP ROUNDUP Wildcats nipped twice The Oak Harbor baseball team lost two tight games to open the season, falling 2-1 at home to Arlington Tuesday, March 18, and 3-2 at Bellingham Thursday, March 20. Arlington scored single runs in the sixth and seventh innings to squeak out the win. Brent Mertins singled twice for Oak Harbor. Left fielder Clay Doughty collected three assists, gunning down two runners at the plate and another at second. Against Bellingham, the Wildcats scored both runs in the seventh on Teddy Peterschmidt’s double and two errors. Peterschmidt and Brent Mertins each had two hits, including a double. Danny Wolfe singled twice, Oak Harbor (0-2) plays at Sehome High School (0-3) at noon Saturday, March 22.

Wildcats squeak by The Oak Harbor tennis season recorded a pair of 4-3 home wins to began the 2014 season. Tuesday the Wildcats slipped by Arlington with wins from McKenzie Perry, Faith Franssen, Caterina Amsler/Ellysa Bonganay and Hannah Gluth/AnnaBelle Whitefoot.

Thursday against Burlington, Oak Harbor wins came from Perry, Jamie Estrella, Franssen and Guth/Whitefoot. The Wildcats begin conference action at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Marysville Getchell.

Leete leads way Oak Harbor’s Joanna Leete continued where she left off last season, winning girls golf matches. Leete earned medalist honors in the first two home meets, shooting an 83 to win the 10-team Oak Harbor Shootout by 10 strokes over a field of 49 Tuesday, March 18, then carding a three-over 39 in nine holes to win by 11 strokes in a three-team meet Thursday. Kamiak won the Shootout team title with a 493. Oak Harbor, playing without two regulars, placed sixth at 592. Other Oak Harbor scores: Bree Roderos, 101; KC Winfield, 119; Hailey Beecher, 122; and Mara Powers, 167. Thursday, the Wildcats defeated Marysville Getchell 269-289. Other Oak Harbor scores: Beecher, 52; Roderos, 58; Winfield, 60; Cassidy Gurich, 60; and Resego Mooki, 61. Oak Harbor joins Stanwood at host Marysville-Pilchuck’s Cedar-

crest Golf Course at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 27.

Wolves net Fri. Harbor Taking down its long-time rivals, the Coupeville tennis team slipped by visiting Friday Harbor 3-2 Tuesday, March 18. The Wolves’ wins came from Allie Hanigan, Jacki Ginnings and McKenzie Bailey/Wynter Thorne. The Wolves (2-0) head to South Whidbey (1-0) at 3:30 Monday, March 24.

OHHS ties in soccer Oak Harbor and Bellingham fought to a 0-0 tie in soccer Tuesday, March 18, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium. Wildcat coach Brian Thompson said, “(It was) a very exciting game, evenly matched where either team could have won.” Kevin Silveira earned the shutout in the Oak Harbor goal. Oak Harbor begins conference play at Marysville Getchell at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25.

’Dogs dump ’Cats Mount Vernon scored 11 unearned runs on the way to defeating the host Oak Harbor softball team 14-2 in five innings Tuesday, March 18. Oak Harbor scored both its runs in the first. With one out,

Kelly Findley and Alexa Findley hit back-to-back singles then scored on an error off the bat of Tricia Sarns. Kelly Findley added another single in the third inning for Oak Harbor’s only other hit. Oak Harbor goes to Ferndale at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 26.

Coupeville rolls to win Abraham Leyva scored two goals and keeper Joel Walstad and the Coupeville defense shutout visiting Friday Harbor 3-0 Tuesday, March 18. Zane Bundy, off an assist by Aaron Wright, scored the other Coupeville goal. Coupeville starts league play at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, with visiting Cedarcrest (0-1).

CHS wins opener It was worth the wait. After rain wiped out the first two Coupeville softball games, the Wolves finally got to play, defeating visiting South Whidbey 6-3. Coupeville mixed walks to Madeline Roberts, MaKayla Bailey and Haley Sherman with a single by Bree Messner and three passed balls to score three in the opening inning. In the fourth, Emily Licence and Roberts walked then scored on a single by Messner and a ground out from Sherman. Hailey Hammer singled in another run to fin-

ish the three-run innnig. While the offense was piling up six runs, Bailey struck out eight to stymie the Falcon attack. She walked only one in contrast to the 11 walks yielded by South Whidbey. Messner and Hammer finished with two hits each. Coupeville (1-0) goes to Sultan (1-0) at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 25.

Wolves whip SW again The Coupeville baseball team defeated South Whidbey for the second time this week, topping the Falcons 6-1 at Robert Sherman Field Thursday, March 20. Coupeville scored in the first on an RBI single by Morgan Payne. After South Whidbey tied it in the top of the fourth, the Wolves answered in their half. Aaron Curtin singled, moved up on Korbin Korzan’s bunt and scored on an error. Doubles by Korzan and Schaef highlighted a three-run fifth. In the sixth, Bayne singled, stole second and scored on Jake Tumblin’s single. Tumblin finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and three stolen bases. Curtin gave up five hits and struck out six in six innings to get the win. Coupeville (2-0) heads to Concrete (0-2) at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 27.

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Shirley L. Langham

Shirley L. Langham of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Anacortes, Wash. ,at the age of 84. She was born on April 27, 1929 in Duncansville, Pa., to Charles and Edna Langham. Shirley was raised in Pennsylvania and was the first high school female drummer in Hollidaysburg, Pa. Shortly after high school, Shirley began work at the Denney Tag Company and worked there until she joined the Army in 1951. While serving her country, she was a nurse during the Korean War and stationed at various bases, the last being Fort Sam Huston in Texas. After her years of service

to her country, Shirley moved to California and worked at the Veteran’s Hospital in Oakland, Calif., drove buses in San Francisco and had the pleasure of working at LA International Airport where she got to meet movie stars such as Shirley Temple and Clark Gable. While living in California she was also married and divorced twice. Shirley then moved to Anacortes, Wash., and finally settled in Oak Harbor where she was a familiar face at the A&H Hardware store until they closed their doors. Shirley continued with her love of music by playing the drums in both the Oak Harbor Community Band and, in the 1980’s, the Senior Center Band. Shirley loved to play bingo and could frequently be seen playing at the Elk’s Lodge, Knights of Columbus Hall and casino. People will remember Shirley for her “tattoo joke.” She was also a member of the American Legion Auxillary. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Melvin, Francis and Clair, two sisters Issabelle and Amy and her former husbands. Memorial services for Shirley will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at Wallin Funeral Home with Life Celebrant Gary Wallin, presiding. All are invited to a reception at the funeral home immediately following the memorial service. Services were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Shirley on their website at


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and other Dutch farmers from Oak Harbor’s Clover Valley made in the early 1940s when they gave up their farm land, homes and in many cases their livelihoods to make way for Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. The Navy purchased about 70 farms at that time for the base. Riksen was paid $25,000 for his property on 135 acres. “They made a tremendous sacrifice,” Lunsford said. “It’s not like you and I moving. It’s ‘take everything you’ve worked for — everything — and leave and start over again.’ These guys were probably 50- to 60-years old when they asked them to do it, and there’s no retirement there. Their retirement is the farm and their kids supporting them with the farm.” It is these acts by farmers in Clover Valley that Lunsford is hoping to memorialize by preserving the Riksen farm and perhaps turning it into a museum. She was one of about 30 guests, mostly Riksen descendents and their spouses, invited by the Navy to tour the home and barn Tuesday. The Riksen place is one of eight old farmhouses on federal property near Ault Field being considered for removal. Remodeled and used for decades as base housing, the aging structures have gradually been phased out, leaving their future up in the air. Forest City Enterprises, which owns the properties and leases the land from the federal government, is working with the Navy to decide what to do with them. The review could take close to a year, said Greg Raap, vice president for Forest City’s Northwest Region. “We have no intention to use them as housing,” Raap said. “We just have to figure out what the right thing to do is. We want to do the right thing.” Kendall Campbell, cultural resource program manager for NAS Whidbey, is working with Forest City and the Washington State Historic Preservation Office to determine the fate of the farmhouses. She’s done extensive research on the properties in the past year, including speaking to relatives and others to better understand their importance to the community. The review includes consulting with the state to determine if the farmhouses are eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, Campbell said. So far, the Riksen farm has emerged as the property the community is most interested in saving. Many of the other seven farmhouses are no longer at their original sites. Another farmhouse was restored and is being used for military housing, Raap said.

The decision of where to build the treatment facility was the last obstacle in moving forward with the multi-million-dollar project. Dudley said the city administrator, city engineer and representatives from Carollo Engineers were already at the site this week to discuss how to configure the plant. It will be up to the community to decide what to do with the two-story building, but loads of ideas are already popping up, Dudley said. City officials discussed moving the crowded library into the building, or even City Hall; in fact, there’s room for both. “Something tells me you have a prime location downtown with a lot of options,” he said. The only potential problem, he said, is that any public use of the building would require a seismic retrofit. He said he didn’t know how expensive that might be. Kathy Reed, director of the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, agrees the possibilities are endless and that just about any use would be a boon to the downtown area. She suggested the site could even be used as a “business incubator.” “It’s fun that the city has some real estate to work with,” she said. Whidbey Island Bank currently uses a fraction of the building as offices for its compliance services. Under the contract, the bank will lease the building for a year,

The Riksen farmhouse in its current state with the barn in the background. “We wanted to keep one representative example of the farmhouses operating,” Raap said. “The big question is, ‘What is appropriate for those remaining eight houses?’ I don’t know what the answer is.” So far, much of the preservation efforts have focused on the Riksen farm, which includes a farmhouse and massive barn, among other structures. Henry Riksen was among the first group of immigrants of Dutch descent who came to Whidbey Island from Michigan in the late 1800s attracted to the fertile farm lands. He settled in Clover Valley, built the farmhouse around 1900 and had a massive round top barn constructed using timber from the property. The Navy invited Riksen descendents and others to tour the structures. Among them was Oak Harbor’s Karen Van Dam, whose great-great-aunt Jane married Henry Riksen. “This is a piece of our history,” Van Dam said. “It would be so neat if we could preserve it.” Feedback from the tour is part of the process of measuring the property’s local historic importance. These measures are sometimes difficult to determine. “When you look at what makes a building significant, it’s feeling, characteristic, integrity,” Campbell said. “So what’s feeling? “When I drive into Oak Harbor and I see something on the Seaplane Base, does it evoke a feeling, a memory? That’s hard to do.” The Riksen farm visit stirred up plenty of memories and served as somewhat of a family reunion in the process. Van Dam and Lunsford both would like to see consideration made to turn the farmhouse into a museum to honor both the early pioneers who farmed the land there and naval history. The property is on federal land but is located outside of the Langley gate with the sights and sounds of aircraft nearby. Their hope was to see if the PBY Memorial Foundation might be interested in the site, however, that museum will be moving to the location of the former Whidbey Furniture store on Pioneer Way some time in May. “It would be great for people to have a chance to see part of naval history and pioneer history,” Van Dam said.


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with two six-month options for extension. The Daily Grind coffee shop is located in the rear of the building. After a lengthy public process, the City Council voted in 2012 to site the new sewage treatment plant, which will likely be the most expensive project in city history, in the Windjammer Park vicinity downtown. City leaders investigated several potential properties on Pioneer Way. In December, the city entered into a sales and purchase agreement with Whidbey DUDLEY Island Bank for the parking lot and accompanying bank building, which once housed JC Penney and later InterWest Bank. The city hired several firms to investigate the property over the last few months. An archaeological firm dug pits in the parking lot in search of cultural remains. A geotechnical firm bored into the soil. And a real estate expert looked at the structural integrity of the building. The parking lot has a clean bill of health, Dudley said. The building, however, has some concerns. Dudley said officials knew ahead of time that there are problems with the roof and windows that need to be fixed, so those issues were not surprises. But the seismic issues identified by the inspector could throw a potential wrench in the works.




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Goat farm welcomes births, opens to the public for feedings By JUSTIN BURNETT South Whidbey Record

Yes, they are as cute as they look. Their cries, their little wagging tails, their bids for attention: it’s the whole package. Vicky Brown, owner of Little Brown Farm in Freeland, sums it up best. “They are ridiculously adorable,” Brown said. “My problem is every single one is my favorite.” Brown specializes in goat products and March marks the start of kidding season. The first batch arrived this past Friday and South Whidbey residents have been cooing over Facebook pictures ever since. “Oh.... my.... God. Cutest thing on the planet,” said one commenter. “I want them all,” and “Cuteness overload,” said two others. Such sentiments were just a few of the awws and oohs expressed on the farm’s first Facebook post, which as of Monday afternoon had received 135 likes. Many also expressed excitement and anticipation over what they know comes next. Every year, once the new babies are a few weeks old, Brown opens her doors and allows the public to come bottle feed the infant Nubian goats. Hours are 3 p.m. daily, beginning April 1, at 1377 Barr Road. A dozen kids have been born so far, and Brown is expecting about 20 more. That’s usually enough for most crowds, but in a pinch priority is given to children. “The adults have to wait and be grownups about it,” Brown said. “Which they don’t always do,” added Christine Maifeld, with a knowing smile. Maifeld, 24, is Brown’s daughter and helps her mom operate the certified dairy farm. With their herd of about 30 goats, the farm produces a variety of products, from cheese and yogurt to specialties such as Cajeta, a type of Mexican caramel sauce. Opening the farm to the public is extra work, but it’s worth it for several reasons. For starters, it’s an excellent marketing tool and great way of getting customers to her on-site store, which is hidden away a few miles south of Freeland off Wahl Road. Feeding the goats is free, but customers are encouraged to “bring their wallets,” Brown laughed. It’s also a means of educating the public about agriculture and where meat comes from. A few of the baby goats are kept or sold as pets, but the majority — nearly all of the males — are sent to a slaughterhouse for the farm’s grass-fed meat

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A newborn Nubian goat kid gives Christine Maifeld’s nose a taste at Little Brown Farm in Freeland. Kidding season has begun and the farm is expecting about 30 new animals.

Vicky Brown of Little Brown Farm snuggles with a baby Nubian goat. It’s kidding season and she will open the farm to the public next month so people can bottle-feed the newborn goats. program. It’s not always easy for the two women, as they spend many hours raising and caring for the kids, but it’s an aspect of farming and consuming meat that they feel is

important to share with the public. “Some people don’t like our meat because they’ve met it,” Brown said. “But knowing where your food comes from is important.”

March is National “Read a Book!” Month and it’s been a lovely page-turning, peoplemeeting adventure. It started when I downloaded “The Dirty Life” onto my Kindle. I might never have come across KRISTEN KIMBALL’S poetic- yet-candid memoir of starting a new life and organic farm in upstate New York had I not recently attended a gardening class sponsored by our local Washington State University extension. It was there that I met Wind & Tide Bookshop owner KAREN MUELLER. I’ve long believed life will unfold before you if you embrace a heart of adventure and set aside time to walk an unknown path. That I have dreams of being a successful vegetable gardener is what drew me to Kimball’s story and left me, at the end, teary-eyed and wanting more — another book from Kimball and a vegetable garden with healthy food, enough to share. I just happened to begin talking with Mueller and she handed me PEGGY DARST TOWNSDIN’S latest photo history book, “Oak Harbor.” It was another delightful moment that set my feet walking. Townsdin’s book, part of the Images of America series, got me thinking about Oak Harbor history — and local writers. Mueller promised me that a trip to her bookshop would introduce much more of both. I ventured down Pioneer Way in downtown Oak Harbor this week. Mueller offers buyers a wonderful selection of books written by Whidbey writers I’d heard about as well as others I will happily add to my collection. If you’re interested in PBYs you will find WIN STITES’ “Cat Tales” and can learn about the adventures crews experienced flying Catalina seaplanes. He even has a great little coloring book for all ages. If you want to explore Whidbey you’ll must read DEB CRAGER’S “101 Things to Do on Whidbey Island.” “Whidbey Magic” by SUE AVERETT and ERIEK WESTPHAL and “Eye on Paradise: A Whidbey Island Love Story” by RICK LAWLER both capture the beauty that surrounds us with magnificent photos. The WHIDBEY WRITERS GROUP has published stories and poems. There are also cookbooks and books about Coupeville and Fort Casey. But it is “Whidbey Island’s Special Places (And the People Who Love Them)” by DAN PEDERSEN that sent me onward to the Deception Pass Park visitor’s center to see our very own Ranger Rick, one of the people featured in Pedersen’s book. RANGER RICK BLANK loves people as much as he treasures the natural resources found at the park. It was evident the day we visited. When I told him I wanted to hike around the park this spring and summer, he handed me a great hiking map. When I mentioned my interest in the work done by the Civilian Conservation Corps up at the park, he introduced me to “Two Hands and a Shovel,” a photo history book written by JACK HARTT — longtime park manager — and SAM WOTIPKA, who worked a couple of years at the park as an AmeriCorps member and sparked the idea of publishing the extensive collection of photos. My adventures in reading this March have been highlighted by wonderful new books, their local authors, and those who value their work. These are gifts for us all to enjoy.



MCTEACHER NIGHT: Teachers from Broad View Elementary School in Oak Harbor will be cooking and serving customers at the Oak Harbor McDonald’s on Highway 20 as part of the school’s “McTeacher Night” from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25. During that time, 20 percent of the restaurant’s proceeds will go to Broadview Elementary.

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Fair events. Public welcome. McTeacher Night, Broad View Elementary School, 5-7 p.m., March 25, McDonald’s, Highway 20, Oak Harbor. Twenty-percent of proceeds go to Broadview Elementary School during that time frame.

Family Bible Church Mission Conference, 8 a.m., March 2223, Family Bible Church, 2760 N. Heller Road, Oak Harbor. Men’s breakfast, women’s luncheon, other events and services over two-day conference. 360-679-1585 for information and tickets. Meerkerk Spring Opening nursery sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., March 22-23, Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. Whidbey’s world renown hybridizer, Frank Fujioka, has made available to Meerkerk a select variety of his hybrids to be sold at a 15 percent discount. From one gallon to mature 6-foot plants available. Entrance to the Gardens is free during these special sales. 360678-1912, or www.meerkerkgardens. org or Island Beach Access beach walk, 2-4 p.m., March 22, Robinson Park at Robinson Road on Mutiny Bay, Freeland. Come and see Whidbey’s latest beach park, on land donated by the Robinson family. Learn the history of this particular beach, the current situation regarding Washington tidelands and the sand movement that builds Mutiny Bay beaches. Come any time between 2-4 p.m. and explore the beach. Free. info@ Tenth District Townhall, 4-5:30 p.m., March 22, Oak Harbor High School. Senator Barbara Bailey and state representatives Norma Smith and Dave Hayes will hold a Q&A session plus a legislative session update. Free. Guild 21 bunko party, 6 p.m., March 22, Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, Langley. Silent auction, appetizers, no-host bar to celebrate 10th anniversary of “Ladies Night Out.” 360-320-1912, or

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Potluck dinner, “Ride into Spring,” 5-7 p.m., March 23, Coupeville Recreation Hall. Hosted by Island County Backcountry

Wednesday March 26

Island County Economic Development Council annual luncheon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., March 26, VFW, 3037 N. Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. Network with businesses from all over the island, learn more about the EDC and its programs, and learn about the unique economic environment of Island County from Maury Forman, nationally recognized expert in economic development. 360678-6889, or Learn about eReaders and tablets, 5:30-7:30 p.m., March 26, Oak Harbor Library. Learn how various eReaders, tablets and other devices work. 360-675-5115. Strategic fairgrounds plan, 7 p.m., March 26, Coffman (4-H) building on county fairgrounds, Langley. Do you like the Island County fairgrounds at Langley? Do you want to move the fairgrounds to a more central location? Come and voice your opinion.

Photo courtesy Peggy Darst Townsdin

The first bank in Oak Harbor was opened in 1910 by John Rodgers. The white columns were later removed in 1950

and erected on the porch of the Mason’s hall in Coupeville. 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.

Horsemen. 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. Free.

Monday March 24

AARP Tax Aide, 9:30 a.m.4:30 p.m., March 24, 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 31 and April 7; and from 1-8 p.m. March 25, April 1 and April 8. Legal talk, “Sealing criminal court records and vacating convictions,” 5:30 p.m., March 24, Coupeville Library. Attorney Brent Thompson will explain the legal process for sealing juvenile criminal court records and vacating misdemeanor and felony convictions. This is a free legal workshop. Preregister online or by phone. Limit of 25. Supported by the Volunteer Lawyer Program of Island County operating in partnership with LAW Advocates and Friends of the Coupeville Library. 360-678-4911, or, or iPad basics class, 1:30 p.m., March 24, Coupeville Library. Learn how to download free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the li-

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City Of Oak Harbor Summary Ordinances On the 18th day of March 2014, the Oak Harbor City Council adopted Ordinance 1689 entitled “Committee Membership to Increase the Membership of the Lodging Tax Advisor y Committee from Five to S e v e n M e m b e r s ,” amending Oak Harbor Municipal Code Section 2.66.020; Providing for Severability and Effective Date.” The full text of any ordinance will be mailed or g i ve n t o a n y p e r s o n without charge who requests the same from the city clerk. Requests may be made to: City Clerk, or by calling 360-279-4539. Anna M. Thompson, City Clerk Legal No. 550660 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record March 22, 2014.

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.

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 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


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 REWARD Lost Calico building: 770 NE Midway Cat/6 toes, name “Cali”, Blvd Suite 201, Oak Harno tags. Polness Shores bor, WA 98277, or via o u r w e b s i t e : area. Call 360-279-8631 Legal No. 549168 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, 2014.

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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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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. 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, ex-

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cept 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.

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.

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 filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided 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.

JASON WARD, Administrator. NO. 14-4-00053-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS JUDGE: IRA UHRIG 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 filing Notice to Creditors: March 18, 2014 Date of first publication: March 20, 2014 DATED this 18th day of March, 2014. Jason Ward Administrator 4357 Northgate Dr. Oak Harbor, WA 98277 BARRON SMITH DAUGERT, PLLC A N D R E W W. H E I N Z , WSBA #37086 Attorneys for Administrator 300 N. Commercial Street Bellingham, WA 98225 (360) 733-0212 Legal No. 551103 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 22, 29, April 5, 2014.

Deceased. NO. 14-4-00042-3 N OT I C E TO C R E D I TORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy ofthe claim and filing the original ofthe 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 ser ved or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date offirst publication ofthe 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 22, 2014. Personal Representative: Corey Ray Thomas Attor ney for Personal Representative: H. Clarke Harvey, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236. (360) 341-1515. DATED this 17th day of March, 2014. /s/Corey Ray Thomas, Personal Representative Attorneys for Personal Representative: /s/H. Clarke Harvey H. Clarke Harvey WSBA # 8238 Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, L.L.P. P.O. Box 290 Clinton, WA 98236 Legal No. 550458 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 22, 29, and April 5, 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 each of the other days. Contractor’s security officers shall work additional hours as needed by the Director of the Island

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You receive a few invitations from friends for an enjoyable outing. It’s important to take advantage of this sort of occasion if you haven’t been out in a while.


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You have a rather busy schedule ahead of you this week. Give yourself plenty of time between appointments to avoid putting too much pressure on yourself.


You could decide to completely change your life on a whim. You may go back to school and envisage a whole new career.


The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing! Even though you try to remain lucid when faced with a very unusual situation, your heart dictates your actions and decisions.


You have to do some negotiating in order to establish a good balance, whether it is at work or with friends, family, or others. Be willing to make some compromises.



A conflict at work inspires you to think about changing jobs. Take the time to weigh the pros and cons, and consult your loved ones before coming to a decision.


You’re going to be in the spotlight in one way or another. You are viewed by others with a great deal of respect because of a situation that could, in the end, transform your life.


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You are open to the influence of others, and so you find inspiration through one of your friends, who helps you transform you into the person you always wanted to be.

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