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Cammermeyer does it again Civil rights champion inducted into Nursing Hall of Fame

Proponents put brakes on fairground proposal By BEN WATANABE South Whidbey Record

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Grethe Cammermeyer stands in her office with a recent award inducting her into the Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame.

By CELESTE ERICKSON South Whidbey Record Alongside letters from former presidents, honorary certificates from several universities and movie posters depicting her life’s work, Langley resident Grethe Cammermeyer is adding yet another honor to the wall in her home

office. Cammermeyer was inducted into the Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame on Thursday, March 20 at a ceremony in Seattle. The honor is awarded to nurses who have achieved significant lifetime accomplishments in nursing.

For Cammermeyer, that includes 50 years of nursing, 30 years of service in the military as an army nurse, and 20 years of civil rights advocacy. “I was stunned, it was totally unexpected,” SEE CAMMERMEYER, A14

Governor Inslee signs second round of derelict vessel rules into law By JUSTIN BURNETT South Whidbey Record

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The Deep Sea is raised in Penn Cove in 2012. New legislation was signed into law this week aimed at derelict vessels.

The 2012 sinking of the F/V Deep Sea in Penn Cove is once again making waves across Washington. On Wednesday, Gov. Jay Inslee for the second year in

a row signed into law legislation aimed at combating the state’s ongoing derelict vessel problem. The bill, 2SHB 2457, follows on the heels of a bill passed in 2013 that addressed the same issue and was crafted in response to the Deep Sea’s sinking.

The new rules are an environmental victory for Puget Sound, said Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, and sets an example for other coastal states struggling with the SEE VESSELS, A20

Opponents of a $10.12 million, 10-year plan to change the Island County Fairgrounds got what they wanted: a slower, more public approach to saving the property. After a final public presentation of the proposal, a hundred-plus page document outlining everything from the property’s history to its possible future of $3 million in revenue, members of a group opposed to the plan announced online that the proposal will not go before the county commissioners this month. Though one of the opposition’s more vocal members was not ready to call it a victory quite yet, noting that she agrees with the premise that something must change at the 12.8-acre fairgrounds in Langley. “I’m thrilled that they’re taking a step back, but I’m not sure what is next,” said Wendy Sundquist in a telephone interview Friday morning. Sundquist attended a Wednesday meeting in Oak Harbor and the two previous meetings on South Whidbey in February and March. She said the general consensus from the steering committee in Oak Harbor on Wednesday was that they were not going to take the proposal as it exists to the commissioners. “I don’t know at this time what they’re going to do,” she said. “They felt like they couldn’t present it, and needed to get together as a steering committee and talk about what their next step is.” “They have to do something,” she added. Commissioner Helen Price Johnson, who was on the steering committee and represents South and Central Whidbey, said SEE FAIR, A14

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Kathy McCabe (right) receives an award for Excellence in Food Resource Development from Tiffani Kaech, director of agency relations at Food Lifeline.

Good Cheer received the Excellence in Food Resource Development award and $1,000 from the Food Lifeline conference at South Seattle Community College Thursday, March 27. The award recognizes efforts in providing more food for people by procuring new product donations, developing food programs and strengthening donor relations. The Food Lifeline conference brought together food banks throughout Western Washington for the annual conference. About 350 food bank representatives in the Western Washington region attended the ceremony. Executive Director Kathy McCabe said in a press release that the credit for this award belongs to all of Good Cheer’s partners in the community. It took the efforts of many individuals and organizations to expand the program, she said. The food bank was recognized for the Fresh Food on the Table program, which distributes highly nutritious and fresh

vegetables that were previously unavailable to clients. Since 2008, the amount of fresh food available grew from less than 0.1 pound per family to 2.3 pounds per family each month in 2013. “South Whidbey Good Cheer’s Fresh Food on the Table program is an excellent example of food resource development in Food Lifeline’s network of 275 food programs throughout Western Washington,” said Tiffani Kaech, director of agency relations at Food Lifeline. “Good Cheer’s food bank customers now have greater access to highly nutritious produce and the community is getting involved in a positive and impactful way.” Nutrition and cooking classes were also available at Good Cheer and clients reported a healthy change in eating habits. Good Cheer also contracts with local farmers to provide fresh produce throughout the winter months.

Hearts and Hammers receives $300 from community The Holmes Harbor community donated $300 to the Hearts and Hammers of South Whidbey on Friday, April 4. Jerry O’Neill presented the award representing the Holmes Harbor community during a meeting at United Methodist Church in Langley. The group collected money for fellow islanders in need.

Hearts and Hammers is a non-profit organization that helps repair and rehabilitate homes on South Whidbey for people who

are unable to do the work by themselves. The annual workday is Saturday May, 3, the first Saturday of the month.

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Homeless numbers ‘static,’ remain a cause for concern By JANIS REID South Whidbey Record On the street, Ray Conger is known as “The Mailman.” Someone driving by the Safeway parking lot entrance might recognize him as the guy who holds up signs with messages like, “I love you” and “smile.” “I tried holding a ‘help’ sign but it just didn’t feel right,” Conger said. Conger has been homeless for two years, he said, and stays in his truck with his girlfriend. He said he worked 20 years for the U.S. Postal Service and bragged he once had a high credit score and a 401k. “I’m a broken person now,” Conger said. Conger is part of a homeless population that more than doubled around 2012 and stayed that way. The annual point-in-time count, conducted in January, is a state Department of Commerce program that gauges the number of homeless statewide on a given day. In Island County, the count is led by the Opportunity Council with assistance from a few other agencies. The official state count is expected to be released any day, but the unofficial count provided by the Opportunity Council shows that the county has roughly 90 people categorized as unsheltered, with 10 sheltered and another 150 who were staying with family or friends temporarily. These numbers have remained relatively “static” over the past three years, according to Lisa Clark, director of the Opportunity

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Ray Conger, a homeless man who sleeps in his car, panhandles in the Safeway parking lot. Council’s Island County Service Center. Clark said the jump three years ago could be due to a number of factors. Funding for a “rapid response” housing program ended in 2011, a program that helped the organization “reduce the incidence of homelessness” much quicker. In addition, the county is seeing more new faces. “There’s been an influx of people who haven’t been here over the last few years,” Clark said. Clark and others who work with the homeless sense that the groups of homeless folks are moving slowly from community to community seeking services. Whatever the reason, the numbers are dramatically higher than prior to 2012 when the unsheltered homeless number hovered around

40 or less. “Homelessness is a complex issue anyway, there are a lot of layers,” Clark said. “If they have mental health or substance abuse issues, it adds to the complication.” Clark stressed that the point-in-time count cannot by its nature be completely accurate. The count lies within a wide range of possibilities depending on the weather and how a homeless person categorizes their situation. “It’s like a snapshot,” Clark said. “We’re not capturing everyone.” Because the closest homeless shelter is in Mount Vernon, Whidbey Island’s homeless sleep in cars, live in the woods or float among other people’s homes, Clark said. Tony Maggio, director of My Father’s House Community Thrift, offers

free bag lunches to the local homeless population every Friday and Saturday. Maggio visits a common encampment for the homeless, known as “the jungle,” which can be found in the Penn Cove area. But Maggio said he’s seen the number of inhabitants there fluctuate from two up to 12. “It’s gotta be hard to get an accurate count,” Maggio said. Maggio said he agrees that the number of homeless he’s seeing on the island has increased over the last few years and that they run out of bag lunches every weekend. “There’s no shortage of need,” he said. Because of its lack of affordable housing, South Whidbey is particularly challenging for those trying to get back on their feet, Clark said. The Opportunity Council, which has offices in Oak Harbor five days a week, shares office space with Helping Hand of South Whidbey in Langley on Tuesdays to provide outreach services. “It’s harder and harder to live on South Whidbey if you’re low income,” Clark said. Once the official homeless count numbers are released, the human services department will present them to the Island County Board of Commissioners for consideration.

police officer in Los Angeles, said that “any community that doesn’t have a shelter faces challenges.” That said, “it doesn’t always mean they are going to use them,” he said. “There’s no laws against being homeless.” When asked if the island provides enough resources for the homeless, Conger flatly replied, “No.” Conger said his survival has everything to do with the kindness of Oak Harbor residents and the community’s religious organizations. “When I hit the corner, the people of Oak Harbor kept me fed,” Conger said. Until Conger can raise enough money to get off the island and stay with friends, he said he must continue to panhandle while reminding people with his signs that “love is magic.” “I think I’m supposed to be on the corner telling them I love them,” Conger said.

Commissioner Jill Johnson said she disagrees with the count’s inclusion of people “doubling up” and staying with others. “It over-inflates the story of Island County’s homeless needs,” Johnson said. “I take a pretty narrow definition of homelessness. One of the conversations Island County needs to have is what definition do we use when we fund.” Johnson said it might be a misperception that housing is an entitlement. “I’m not sure I think it’s a basic human right,” Johnson said. “That’s a pretty expensive statement to make.” Oak Harbor Police Chief Ed Green said Oak Harbor in particular had an increase in street population, but it’s tough to tell whether they are homeless or simply destitute. “There are some new faces,” Green said, “which leads you to believe they are moving from place to place.” Green, who worked as a

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NEWSLINE | WEATHER REPORT: A few days of rain ahead with a reward of sunshine Monday and Tuesday.

LANGLEY First Street loss, beauty award Langley will hold a public hearing on possibly vacating a narrow strip of First Street and Anthes Avenue to the owners of the Dog House Tavern on Monday. At the city council meeting at 5:30 p.m., Langley will also recognize Paul and Mickey Sarkis, owners of the Langley Pizzeria, for their work in making the city more visually appealing. The city will give them a beautification award. The public hearing is scheduled as the ninth item on the city council's agenda, after general citizen comments. The hearing will cover a request by Charlie and Janice Kleiner, who need the property to work out some structural problems with the historic building, which has a sag or jog in its floors.

The deck was technically built on city property, and Langley Director of Community Planning Jeff Arango said the owners were concerned they could lose its historic status if the deck had to be removed. Arango said most people would not notice the loss of property, and that the public may gain a patio or restroom near Seawall Park. Langley City Council will also review an agreement for services with the Langley Main Street Association, a growth management act grant application, the Island County waste management waste risk plan and water rates for community gardens at the April 7 meeting.

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driving while intoxicated, causing an injury accident on South Whidbey and then fleeing the scene last year. The man, Brian Shelley, 42, is appealing a separate DUI conviction from District Court, according to court documents. Following a three-day trial in March, a jury in Island County Superior Court found Shelley guilty of one count of vehicular homicide, one count of hit and run with injury and one count of bail jumping. The bail-jumping charge was dismissed before sentencing. Superior Court Judge Alan Hancock sentenced Shelley to four years and nine months in prison. On May 16, 2013, Shelley was driving at a high rate of speed on Ewing Road in Clinton; his 1999 Isuzu slid across the centerline and struck an oncoming Mini Cooper driven by Leland Long, according to the report filed by Island County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Crownover. Long and his passenger were injured and transported to a hospital for treatment. A witness reported seeing the driver of the Isuzu, later identified as Shelley, flee the scene on foot, carrying bags and a liquor bottle. Crownover quickly located Shelley. A portable breathalyzer measured his blood-

alcohol level at 0.091 percent, according to court documents. Legal intoxication is .08 percent in Washington state.

Discover the island’s kingfisher The Whidbey Audubon Society presents Bolt Out of the Blue: the Belted Kingfisher, a program about the belted kingfisher on Thursday, April 10. This talk describes a Whidbey Island bird that mines into bluffs and dives into the water. Learn about how they live and the survival challenges they face from egg to adulthood and some of the other creatures that share their habitat. Coupeville residents Steve and Martha Ellis will present the program. Steve is the recent past president of Whidbey Audubon Society, and Martha is a member of the Washington Native Plant Society. Together they have led field trips and spoken on a wide range of natural history topics for 25 years. The free program will be at the Coupeville Recreation Hall on the corner of Alexander and Coveland. Doors open at 7 p.m. for treats and socializing. There is a short meeting at 7:15 and the program begins at 7:30. For more information about this program, please contact Steve or

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Students in the South Whidbey School District are celebrating the season next week. Spring break begins Monday, April 7 and continues through Friday, April 11. Students will return to their classrooms Monday, April 14. The district’s board of directors do not have a workshop planned for Wednesday, April 9, as the regularly planned workshop falls during the break. The next school board meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. On the agenda so far is a report for safety and

The Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve has announced the recipients of the 2014 Ebey’s Forever Grant Awards. The Ebey’s Forever grant program, through donations from the community, provides annual matching grants to qualifying applicants within the reserve to stabilize and sustain buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This year’s recipients include the Comstock Barn, Engle Water Tower, Strong “Model T” Garage, Wanamaker Garage, BlackLindsey Barn, Old County Court House, Smith Prairie Barn, Armstrong House and Neinhuis Long Barn. The property owners will spit $50,000 to match their own funding contribution toward historic preservation.

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Deer smashes through windshield on Highway 525 near Legion hall Driver, a Freeland man, needs stitches, otherwise unharmed By CELESTE ERICKSON South Whidbey Record A driver was up and walking after an unusual collision with a deer Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. on Highway 525 in front of the American Legion Post 141. The driver, James Burningham of Freeland, was northbound in a late2000 model blue Subaru Forester. The collision resulted in the deer hitting the top half of the car, breaking the windshield and crushing part of the roof. Burningham was able to exit the vehicle on his own and was taken to Whidbey General Hospital for a

minor head injury. Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Merwin, who responded to the crash, said this accident was not the average deer collision, pointing out the height of the damage. A driver behind Burningham reported seeing the deer jump at the moment of impact, shattering the windshield and smashing the roof. Typically deer hit the front bumper in accidents, he said. “This is one of the worst I’ve seen,” Merwin said. “He’s lucky.” The deer died following the crash. Merwin said the state Department of Transportation was notified to retrieve the body, which was left on the side of the highway. Merwin urged drivers who see a deer ahead to decrease their speed and avoid dramatic steering. No citation was issued to the driver.

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A Freeland man needed stitches on his head after a deer smashed through his Subaru windshield Thursday afternoon near the American Legion hall in Bayview. The deer, which died upon impact, is seen to the left of the photo in the grass behind the car.

School seeks volunteers to save history By CELESTE ERICKSON South Whidbey Record South Whidbey School District administrators and board members are hoping to preserve the cherished class photographs displayed in the hallways at Langley Middle School. During the monthly school board meeting in March, staff members sought input from the district’s board of directors on how to preserve and digitize the photos. Staff members at the middle school hoped to begin the project this spring, following an earlier plan to paint the hallways. After examination and further discussion on the condition of the photos, it became a much bigger project than anticipated. “It’s a big project that keeps on evolving,” said Linda Racicot, board chairwoman. Principal Eric Nerison described a variety of obstacles needed to restore the photos. Some are yellowing, have edges that are curling or are so worn down the names of the students are unreadable. The types of frames and glass of the photos also contribute to the damage, he said. The images feature graduating high school classes from 1931 to 1981. The walls of the hallway were scheduled to be repainted last summer, but it was delayed pending the photos’ restoration. Nerison said he hoped to begin the process soon, and that he wants the community to have better

access to the photos, currently high above the lockers, in the future. The school board suggested help be sought from the community for the project, which includes saving digital copies of each photo, scanning, and possibly reframing and restoring the images. Director Damian Greene wanted community input. He expressed concern about the placement of the photos in the future and wanted to have the photos returned to the same place as they were. Director Rocco Gianni agreed, saying that as a former teacher at the middle school he often saw people bring their children and grandchildren to the middle

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Viewpoint Schell attack was unfair, inaccurate; respect needed By RENE NEFF Langley City Council I am a City Council member in Langley and I own a business in downtown. As such I feel the need to respond to Fran Johnson who wrote a recent letter to the editor about Paul and Pam Schell’s new building near the Langley Marina. If Fran Johnson had the time to write this letter it would have been great if she had taken a few moments to speak with City Planner Jeff Arango or Mayor Fred McCarthy to get some facts. Either of them would have gladly helped her understand the following: The Schells purchased the original building, an old overwater structure in poor condition many years ago. Paul negotiated with the City and the Department of Ecology for the right to build a new structure on that property. As part of that agreement the Schells deeded the tidelands to the City of Langley, which transferred to the Port of South Whidbey when they took ownership of the Marina. This agreement allows the public to have access to the shoreline to walk and picnic on that beach, which is a definite public benefit. In return the Dept. of Ecology allowed Schell to rebuild as long as the building didn’t encroach further than the original wooden bulkhead. Shell’s original permit was issued in 2008 but it lapsed because he was not ready to build. The last permit took 9 months to issue and included new demands from the City such as assuming the cost of upgrading a water line past his property to the marina and adding 3 feet to the height of his building (because of the new shoreline restrictions). His new permits were finally issued in 2012 after another review by the Dept. of Ecology who deemed his new building an improvement to the shoreline since it didn’t go out over the beach and block the light on the tidelands. The City’s Design Review Board (an all volunteer board with expertise in various areas who allow public comment on buildings being reviewed) also approved the project. In terms of setbacks, there are no street setbacks required in the Central Business District in Langley, which the Marina area is part of. So, in review, the property went through two reviews by the Department of Ecology, two reviews SEE VIEWPOINT, A7

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Fairgrounds study cost too much, plan foolish Editor, Since moving to Whidbey Island nine years ago, a repeated theme coming from Island County is that of lack of funding for critical issues, crime prevention, public health, the court system, etc. In September of 2013, the three commissioners approved $71,000.00 for a strategic plan to reorganize the fairgrounds. This money was paid out of the general fund. This strategic plan included mathematical errata. In addition, it included a plan that would only benefit some local Langley businesses, but was of no benefit to the rest of the county — meaning the remainder of South Whidbey, Central Whidbey, North Whidbey, and Camano Island. Rather than “save the fairgrounds”

the theme of this report was “raze the fairgrounds.” Most of the buildings were slated for demolition, including many of the barns used for the fair. In their place would be more commercial, public event structures, including multiple structures unnecessary for a fairground. Financing loans included secured and non-secured bonds, etc. It was a disaster in the making. Annual payroll alone would exceed $600,000, and when added to maintenance, debt repayment, etc, could well exceed $2 million per annum. This is for an events center that would only benefit a few select Langley businesses. No serious, pragmatic attention was paid to supporting infrastructure (consider ferry service when our events center hosts 1.4 events per day, 365 days a year). No mention was made of environmental impact of paving the area. This was extreme foolishness on the part of all three commissioners,


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spearheaded by Helen Price Johnson. In my world, $71,000.00 is way too much for the ‘study’ and $15 million is way too much for a taxpayer burden. CHELLE BRUNKE Freeland

Legislative wrap up was a listening session Editor, I have a slightly different version of the town hall event reported on in last week’s paper. Mostly it was a “listening” session — that is, the legislators talking and the audience doing most of the listening. State Rep. Norma Smith rightfully claimed credit for one accomplishment important to her district — HB 2457, to help the state deal with derelict boats and avoid more oil spills. The bill represents real progress and SEE LETTERS, A7

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is very much appreciated. But then Rep Hayes cited as his proudest “accomplishment” a bill that didn’t even get out of committee: a bill to undo an irrelevant 19th century law that exempts state legislators from speeding tickets during session. Most law enforcement agencies responded by assuring lawmakers that speeding legislators don’t get any special treatment. Then the three legislators proceeded to tell us at length what a successful session it was because the budget was bipartisan, and pretty much managed to ignore not only one elephant in the room but two — the looming confrontation with the State Supreme Court because they failed to tackle school funding and the transportation funding crisis. I do appreciate that Sen. Barbara Bailey and Smith acknowledged that the state needs a more equitable and predictable tax system. Both repeatedly expressed strong sympathy for the impact of the business and occupation tax on small business, yet neither one once mentioned the impact of our state’s sales tax on families. Nor did any of the three offer any solutions to Washington ranking as having the most regressive tax systems in the country. No, my version of the town hall is more about what was not said: no solutions for school or transportation funding. No mention that they opposed closing a tax loophole for oil refineries. No solutions for state parks, except not to buy any more land. No men-


tion at all of whether the state is planning for climate change impacts that will be felt right here in the 10th District like rising sea levels, increased acidification of Puget Sound and more intense rain events, to name a few. Hopefully, the next town hall the legislators host will provide more opportunity for input from constituents and that it will take place when it matters most: before or during the legislative session, not after. KIM DRURY Langley

Fairgrounds could be a cultural icon Editor, I wanted to thank Paul Schell for pointing to the Pike Place Market PDA as an example of a well designed organization that has managed a public space for decades in the article, “Proposed PDA: how it works, what it is” in the March 8 edition of The Record. His mention of the market prompted me to do a little research into not only the PDA that runs it, but also the origins of its creation. What I found was proof that, while history doesn’t repeat, it does rhyme. Seattle was faced, in 1968, with predictions that if the market wasn’t bulldozed to make room for “Scheme 23; The Pike Plaza,” a hotel/ parking garage complex, the city would continue its economic decline. The market, with buildings about the same age as those at our fairgrounds now, was seen as an under-utilized liability that should be removed to maximize commerce. Despite the support of this plan by the political leadership in the city,

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Wonn Road is Montgomery’s Editor, This letter is in response to the March 8 article, “Wonn Road beach access settlement possible, sources say.” Having owned the

property in dispute on Greenbank beach for 36 years, we could have provided all the documentation to support Bruce Montgomery’s right to restrict access had you even bothered to check your facts. Washington state deeded the second-class tidelands to adjoining property owners in the early 1900s. The plat of Greenbank Beach was recorded in 1944 and included all second-class tidelands in front of and adjacent to each lot. This meant that the second-class tidelands in front of Wonn Road were divided between lots 17 and 18 of the plat, but at no time was there public beach access since the time of the plat. Our family purchased our property (lot 17) in 1970 and had posted ‘private property’ and ‘no public beach access’ signs for 36 years at the end of the road. Only Greenbank beach lot owners had an ingress/egress easement to get access across our tidelands. It seems like every 10 years or so, a different group makes a run at gaining beach access they don’t have a right to. We prevailed in every challenge. We chose to sell to the Montgomerys due to their long attachment and respect for Greenbank Beach. WALTER AND SALLY KIRKPATRICK Kennewick, WA


by two different city planners, two different Design Review Boards and two opportunities for the public to comment. I would call that a pretty rigorous system which had nothing to do with Mr. Schell’s money. Johnson is certainly welcome to her opinion in regard to the building. But to shame someone when she doesn’t have the facts, didn’t take the time to check the facts and thinks she knows what happened, when in fact she does not is in my mind mean spirited. It is also insulting to cast such negative aspersions on the City and State officials and volunteers who try to do their jobs honestly in accordance with the law. You may not be a fan of the types of buildings that Paul Schell has built in Langley, you may not like change because you want things to stay the same, you may resent those tourists who come here, stay in Paul Schell’s Inns and literally keep our businesses open. But I would ask you to please check your assumptions before casting judgment on your neighbors. We all live in this community, and it would be wonderful if we could treat each other with respect.

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Two-year skid to Cedarcrest soccer ends By BEN WATANABE South Whidbey Record Playing fast and physical paid off for the South Whidbey boys soccer team as it defeated Cedarcrest for the first time in two years Tuesday night. South Whidbey scored two goals in the first half and outshot Cedarcrest nearly two-to-one in a 2-1 victory. “We were pumped because this was the first time we beat them in a while,” said Lucas Leiberman, Falcon sophomore midfielder. If not for a last-minute miss by the Red Wolves, the game might have ended differently. In the final minute, Cedarcrest had a penalty kick inside the goalie’s box, but the shot bounced off the left post and went out of bounds, preserving South Whidbey’s narrow lead for the final seconds. “I was in the heat of the moment,” said South Whidbey junior goalkeeper Charlie Stelling. “They got in a final PK [penalty kick] in the last two minutes and I almost completely lost it. Luckily, it hit the post. It was all relief.” In past years, the Red Wolves have torn apart the Falcons’ defense, scoring three goals in each of last season’s matches. This time, Cedarcrest looked like it would follow past performances. Within the first three minutes of play, the Red Wolves got off two quality shots on the goal, though both were stopped by Stelling. Finding its footing in a new formation, South Whidbey pressed up the field. Falcon junior forward Kai da Rosa booted a hard shot from in the box that Red Wolves keeper Aaron Kussman caught. Cedarcrest countered with

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Falcon junior Kameron Donohoe celebrates a goal in the first half against Cedarcrest. a couple of looks at the goal. From the eighth minute on, however, the Falcons ruled the field. Experimenting with a different lineup and formation, South Whidbey brought in senior defender Calvin Shimada for a throw-in near Cedarcrest’s goal. The strong-armed senior threw nearly 20 yards into the goalie’s box to da Rosa for a header shot on goal that Kussman stopped. On the ensuing reset by Kussman, however, Falcon junior Andy Zisette got the ball, took it down the sideline and sent it into the middle for da Rosa, who knocked it into the goal and through the tattered net in the 11th minute. “We did good,” said Leiberman, whose ability to possess the ball and move through defenders was vital in South Whidbey’s victory. “We just started a new formation … because we were getting beat in the middle the last few games.” Celebration was short

lived by South Whidbey. Cedarcrest answered with a goal by Cedarcrest’s Kyle Walsh. A quick transition from defense to offense caught South Whidbey offguard and let Walsh creep into the box for the pointblank shot. South Whidbey recovered and got back to its harrowing offense thanks to its midfielders rarely letting the ball cross the center line. The Falcons had drawn their defenders past the centerfield line and South Whidbey retook possession. Falcon senior co-captain Trey Adams sent the ball to the left of the goalie’s box for junior Kameron Donohoe to take a rocket shot that sailed into the net. “Like coach says, ‘80 minutes of hell,’ just put pressure all the time, nonstop,” Leiberman said of the team’s ability to keep the ball near the net after Cedarcrest stopped a first shot on goal. Much of the second half was controlled by South

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Whidbey. Though the Red Wolves found several looks at the Falcon goal, none were as crucial as the lastminute penalty kick saved by Stelling. “It’s always nerve-wracking because they control it in the center and pass it out or take a shot,” he said of the Red Wolves’ offense that found several shots in the final 40 minutes.

South Whidbey swept Friday Harbor in girls tennis Wednesday, winning 5-0 in the nonleague match. The top two doubles matches were close contests. South Whidbey’s Tess Radisch and Bayley Gochanour played together for the first time and recovered from quickly losing the first set 6-1 to Friday Harbor’s Maddy Mainkovic and Ashton Timmons. The Falcon duo went on to win the next two sets 6-0, 6-4, rallying from a 4-1 deficit in the third Scott Rasmussen / Journal of the set. San Juan Islands At second doubles, Amelia Weeks, a Falcon Falcons Brea Gauger and Alexa Hess beat senior tennis player, slams Wolverines Meggan the ball during a match at Anderson and Kendall Friday Harbor High School Calvert 6-3, 6-7 (7-2), 6-1. on April 2. Playing up from the junior varsity squad, Falcons Iona Rohan and Clara Martin defeated Wolverines Summer Fox and Sophie Dillery 6-2, 6-2. The Falcons’ two singles players did not lose a set. Senior Amelia Weeks defeated Friday Harbor’s Sarah Yasmin 6-1, 6-2, and junior Isla Dubendorf defeated Isabel Gabriel 6-0, 6-2.

South Whidbey’s fastpitch team recorded 12 hits in an 8-5 victory over Archbishop Murphy on Wednesday. The Falcons took a 7-3 lead after the first inning and had strong hitting throughout the Cascade Conference game. “The kids needed that,” said Falcon head coach Tim Collins. “It’s still gonna be a long year. It’s going to be measured in increments.” “You can’t beat winning.” Kacie Hanson, the Falcon freshman pitcher, recorded her first high school out-of-the-park home run. Falcon senior Chantel Brown was 2-4 with a basesclearing triple and a double. Senior Haley Viers also had a double for the Falcons, who received a boost from freshman Leah Merrow, who knocked a double to the fence. Hitting this season has been a strong point for the Falcons (1-5 Cascade Conference, 2-5 overall), who have struggled despite getting batters on base. South Whidbey’s offense struggled the past five games, averaging less than two runs per game of that stretch. Bringing Hanson into the fold as the team’s primary pitcher has taken some time, Collins acknowledged, but she has reduced the number of SEE FASTPITCH, A9

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walks allowed. “It’s a lot of undue pressure for a kid who’s not thrown as a pitcher,” Collins said. South Whidbey faced its third team in five days on Friday, after The Record went to press. The Falcons hosted their rivals, the Coupeville Wolves, in the second game of a three-game series.

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Boys U-12 team goes undefeated The South Whidbey Islanders U-12 boys soccer team claimed first place in the North Cascade Youth Soccer Association B3 division with an 8-0-2 record.

Cedarcrest splits baseball series South Whidbey won at Cedarcrest, and now Cedarcrest’s baseball team has won at South Whidbey after an 8-6 victory Wednesday. The Falcons took an early lead with a two-out, two RBI single by Trent Fallon, 2-3 with two RBI in the second inning. It was short-lived. Cedarcrest surged ahead with a threerun homer by Colton Sandhofer, who Falcon head coach Tom Fallon called the Cascade Conference’s leading power slugger. “That kid’s a beast,” Fallon said.

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Aggressive play kept South Whidbey in the game. The Falcons had four stolen bases in the game. A sacrifice squeeze by Falcon senior CJ Sutfin brought home Brent Piehler, who went 2-for-3 with a RBI, and tied the game at 3-3 in the fourth inning. The Red Wolves jumped ahead for good

with four runs in the fifth inning on a combination of walks and hits. South Whidbey came within striking distance after adding two runs in the fifth inning. Trailing 8-6 in the final inning, the Falcons put three runners on base with a pair of hits and a walk. But a double play with the tying runs on

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base ended the Falcons’ potential comeback. “We were right there at the end again,” Fallon said. The series was to be determined in the third and final game at Cedarcrest High School on Friday after The Record went to press.




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A century old and still laughing

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Debbie Daumen and Harold Robinett share a laugh as they prepare for his upcoming 100th birthday celebration on Sunday, April 6.

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Harold Robinett holds up a photo showing three generations of his family. In the photo are his parents, Robinett and his wife Sally, his four children and other family members.

Freeland resident celebrates milestone birthday By CELESTE ERICKSON South Whidbey Record


reeland resident Harold Robinett is about to join a select group of people in this world. This weekend, he will become a centenarian. Born in Oregon in 1914, Robinett has lived a full life, from joining the Navy to finding love twice, all while making unforgettable treats along the way. Robinett will turn 100 this Sunday, April 6. A community celebration will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Clinton Community Hall. Robinett, who now lives in Maple Ridge in Freeland, is an active man who exercises every morning and avoids coffee and alcoholic drinks. He even drove and tended to his home in Maxwelton up until last year, at age 99. That never surprised his daughter-in-law, Debbie Daumen, who often keeps Robinett’s mantra in mind. “ ‘A body in motion stays in

motion,’ he always told us that,” she said. Robinett joined the Navy when he was barely 17 years old and wore the uniform for the next 20 years. He served aboard the USS Chicago during World War II in the Pacific Ocean theater. The ship made several stops in the Pacific while heading to Australia. “It was a nice, big ship,” he remembered. “I was doing what was necessary to get home.” Luckily, Robinett was sent back to the base before the cruiser was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in 1943. “A guy told me to ‘pack it up, start doing something different,’ ” he recalled. Robinett moved to Whidbey Island in the early 1950s while still in the Navy, later staying on the base working as a firefighter until his retirement. With his wife Sally, the Robinetts adopted four children — Delores, Patsy, Mary Sue and Martin — from Japan in the 1950s to start their own family.

For Martin Robinett, his father was a tough man who taught his children to be hard workers. “He’s stern. A good husband, good father — quite stern,” Martin recalls. “He meant what he said, and when he said something, we listened.” Martin, who lives in Coupeville, said he is looking forward to being with his father and meeting his friends to share memories in the upcoming celebration. “It’s hard to believe that dad’s going to be 100,” he said. “You don’t meet too many people who are going to be 100.” One of Martin’s favorite memories with his father was fishing at Bush Point when he was about 12 years old. “I caught more fish than he did,” Martin said enthusiastically, recalling that he caught five humpies that day, two more than his father. “I didn’t think I was going to catch anything.” Robinett was also an avid golfer, taking his clubs wherever

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Robinett looks over newspapers from 1941 featuring the USS Chicago. He served in the Navy for 20 years and was aboard the ship during its tour in the Pacific Ocean. he went. After Sally’s passing, Robinett married his second wife Geanie, who had three children of her own. Together they traveled the country and Canada in a new venture selling homemade caramels and syrup called Grandma’s Old Fashioned Caramels. Martin still remembers the delicious taste of the treats, which he still keeps in his freezer. “It’s delicious on ice cream,” he said. The couple visited many fairs and festivals dressed in old Victorian-style attire to sell the sweets. “It was always the family treat,” Robinett said. Robinett credits his longevity to a daily dose of oatmeal, his

homemade lemon-honey-vinegar juice and, until recently, frequent golfing. Robinett golfed with a group on Whidbey for 18 years and said he always walked the course, even when his teammates rode the golf cart. “It’s pretty amazing, he’s as healthy as can be,” Daumen said. He also said a lot of laughter keeps his spirits up. “We’re always keeping each other laughing,” she said. Daumen told Robinett she always knew he would make it to be at least 100. “How did you know I could make it that far?,” he asked Daumen. “Because I believe in you,” she said.

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A female hairy woodpecker inspects a tree trunk for insects.

Frances Wood A sharp pounding on the metal downspout outside my window practically rattles my teeth. It’s a northern flicker using this hollow sounding board to communicate with other flickers. A loud rapid, “wuk, wuk, wuk, wuk, wuk,” draws my eyes to a Douglas fir tree where a large black and white pileated woodpecker clings to the side of the trunk. A return vocalization announces the arrival of its mate. Both downy and hairy woodpeckers trade-off trips from the blooming magnolia tree to the suet feeders hanging outside my window. At times they get closer in sync and will land at the same time, one on one feeder the other on a second feeder. These small, black and white, look-alike woodpecker species frequent our garden year round. The males sport a red swatch across the back of the head. If I walk part way down my driveway to a tall poplar tree, I might see a red-

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A juvenile male hairy woodpecker perches on a tree stump. breasted sapsucker. They cling to the trunk monitoring sap wells, producing even rows of small holes drilled into the trunks to access the sap. Not surprisingly, a group of sapsuckers is collectively known as a “slurp”

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of sapsuckers. The wells also attract insects, which the sapsuckers lazily consume. Rufous hummingbirds may follow the sapsucker around feeding from the same wells. Pretty amazing. All five

of our local woodpeckers can be seen within a stone’s throw of my home office. For the last 14 years, my husband and I have tried to balance our needs with what we know will attract the birds. Our trick? We take the easy path and pretty much let nature alone to offer up the best habitat. Large, old maple and alder trees grow in the ravine next to our house, some with dead and decaying trunks and branches. Several of those trees are riddled with woodpecker holes and one snag has been so popular with woodpeckers it looks like Swiss cheese. I’m convinced that pileated woodpeckers use that tree either for nesting or for roosting at night. The rectangular holes are one clue, but also the fact that these birds may dig out a dozen entrance holes in one hollow tree to give them escape options should a predator enter their abode. When we must remove trees, we try to leave stumps, which will decay and become favorite feeding


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places for the woodpeckers. Our lawn is free of chemicals and the flickers probe through it for insects. I recently learned that ants make up 80 percent of the flicker’s diet. I gleaned this information from a charming new picture book recently published by Craig and Joy Johnson. “Harry the Woodpecker’s Search for a Home” is delightful for any age and features Craig’s

watercolor illustrations. Plus it’s chock full of woodpecker information. I also learned from the Johnsons’ book that a pileated woodpecker may strike a wood surface with its bill about 12,000 times a day. In addition to looking for food and creating cavities, the tapping communicates with other woodpeckers. Other birds may sing to attract a mate and identify territory. Woodpeckers spread the word about their breeding needs by pounding on hollow trees, metal chimneys and gutters, like that flicker drumming on my downspout. The louder the sound, the better. Usually this noise is shortlived and stops after the flickers pair up and settle into new nesting territories. Check out the Johnsons’ books (available at local bookstores) for ways to create woodpecker habitat in your garden or local park. Frances Wood can be reached at wood@whidbey. com and Craig Johnson is at




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Seattle Men’s Chorus “Totally Wicked: Featuring the Music of Stephen Schwartz” will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday April 5 at South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center. The concert benefits Island County’s Citizens Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse (CADA). Tickets cost $35 and are available at Useless Bay Coffee in Langley, Moonraker Books in Langley and Pickles Deli in Clinton. A pre-concert event begins earlier in the day at 5 p.m. at the home of Deborah and Colin Campbell. The event includes an intimate concert with Captain Smartypants of the Chorus, wine and hors d’oeuvres. The cost is $125. For more information call 360-675-7057.

Next IDIPIC panel planned IDIPIC presents its next South Whidbey DUI/ Underage Drinking prevention panel at 12:45 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Highway 525, Freeland. Open to all, but no late admittance. The class is required for driver’s education, and applies to students and parents. For details, call 360-672-8219 or visit

Seasonal sale scheduled The American Legion Spring Bazaar begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at American Legion Post 141, Highway 525, Bayview. Handmade and commercial items will be for sale.

For details, call Jim Knott at 360-321-5696.

A wetland cleanup in Freeland Join the Whidbey Watershed Stewards Earth Day celebration with a morning of work at the Friends of Freeland Wetland beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 5. Meet at East Newman Road, Freeland. Efforts will focus on trails, invasive plants and getting ready for spring. Bring work gloves, boots and dress for the weather. A Community Peace Picture will follow at 1 p.m. at the Bayview Cash Store.

Strum with Island Strings As part of Island Strings’ 40th anniversary celebration, it will perform at Bayview Cash Store at the Annual Peace Picture at 12:30 p.m. Saturday April 5. Alumni are welcome to participate. Visit or call Linda Good at 360-221-6439 for details. Island Strings will also perform at South Whidbey High School for the annual Music Festival at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 31, in the Little Theater.

Bug benefits for the garden Hear gardener Cary Peterson talk about how to attract insects for pollination and pest control from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 5 at the Whidbey Island Community Education Center. The class costs $15 or a donation, and no student will be turned away because of a lack of funds. For more information and to register, visit www. or call 360-2215020.

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Find a gem of previously read material at the used book sale held by the Friends of the Freeland Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5.

Laughter yoga at Sojourn Sojourn Studios in Bayview offers a session of laughter yoga from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, April 5. No poses or mats are required for the alternative exercise in hilarity. A donation of $5 to $15 is suggested. For more information, call 949-464-7843.

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Music, art on Saturday walk Whidbey Art Gallery will hold its first Saturday Art Walk at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 220 Second Street, Langley. The event will include live music with Quinn Fitzpatrick, and the work of Johnathan & Jandellyn Ward, of Winfield Designs with their new metal art “Welcome to Spring” theme of new, recycled, and garden stakes; Pat Brookes working in still life oils; and Judi Nyerges with her watercolor pen and ink “Whidbey Series” of paintings.



One piano, two women, four hands “Just the Two of Us!,” a musical event, begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 Highway 525, Freeland. Enjoy an afternoon of musical duo delight with

A mash-up for small business The Cash Store MashUp begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Bayview Cash Store. Sponsored by Whidbey Island Local Lending (WILL) and Goosefoot, the event is for small or new business owners. Buy a glass of wine, enjoy a nosh and connect with other people with small businesses and with local investors. Let your neighbors know what you do and see if there are ways to support one another. For details, email or call 360-321-4145.

An open house in conservation The Whidbey Island Conservation District will hold an open house at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St. Networking and refreshments begin the event, followed by an awards presentation for ‘outstanding cooperators and partners’ and an overview of the budget

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Chuck it or fix it? Learn which Repair or Replace, a free class, begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave. Can your appliance, lawn mower, computer or car be repaired, or should it just be replaced? Learn money-saving strategies and discover free resources to help you make the right decision. Preregister online or by phone.

Crime scene investigation Learn to think like a real crime scene investigator at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave. Join Shannon Stalpaert, special agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), and examine the principles of crime scene examinations. Explore the history of fingerprints; learn the three main types: visible, latent and impressed prints.

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With help from researchers and scholars in the Pacific Northwest, forest ecologist Elliott Menashe will explore the history of the Salish Sea, Puget Sound, and Whidbey Island at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave. The class offers a series of geologic, climatologic, ecologic, environmental, anthropologic/cultural, archeological, and geopolitical vignettes to help people understand their place in the restless and unruly landscape they call home.

The decline of the Western “The End of the Trail: How the Western Movie Rode Into the Sunset” begins at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Freeland Library. Whidbey Reads and Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau present Robert Horton and a conversation about the Western movies of the late 1960s and early ‘70s, and what these films say about the culture of that period. Funded by the Friends of the Freeland and Oak Harbor Libraries and Humanities.


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Whidbey Camano Land Trust, begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Greenbank Bar & Grille, 25189 Highway 525. Learn why native pollinators, like bumblebees, are essential to the health of the environment.



Ranching in the American West Join Kathleen Jo Ryan, an award-winning photographer, multimedia producer and filmmaker, for a celebration of the lives of those she has devoted her professional career and artistic efforts to — the landscape and people of the American West — at noon Friday, April 11, at Freeland Library. The talks is based on her books: “Ranching Traditions: Legacy of the American West,” “Texas Cattle Barons: Their Families, Land & Legacy” and companion book, “Deep in the Heart of Texas: Texas Ranchers in Their Own Words.”

Discover the truth about oils spills Catastrophic Spills from Exxon Valdez to Deepwater Horizon, a talk with Dr. Nathaniel Scholz, manager of the NOAA Ecotoxicology Program, begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, at the Ott & Murphy Tasting Room, 204 First St., Langley. The science while sipping talk marks the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez spill of March 24.



Rhapsody and romance in music The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island presents “Springtime Rhapsody and Romance,” part of the 2013-2014 Chamber Music Series. The concert will include music of Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Mendelssohn performed by Nola Allen, Teo Benson, Frances Kenney, and


Susan Strick. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12 at 20103 Highway 525, Freeland. For reservations email Tickets cost $15 for general admission and $5 for students and are available at the door and at local businesses.

Sno-Isle eBooks, come and discover handy tips, cool tricks and deep functions of the Sno-Isle digital media library and your eDevice. Bring your library card and your Amazon or Apple password. Space is limited; preregister online or by phone.

Kickstart your homestead

Finding the secret to being happy

A workshop on starting your own backyard “homestead” and enjoying the satisfaction of producing your own food begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Langley Library. Participants will learn to use library resources and gain the expertise to successfully grow and preserve vegetables, raise chickens, or even brew their own beer. Seating is limited and preregistration is recommended.

Watch a film about a Kolkata rickshaw driver and a volunteer at Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying in “Happy – The Movie” at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12. The film will be played at the Freeland Library and will be followed by a discussion of the movie’s theme of happiness.

Work party sweeps up Scotch broom A Scotch broom removal party begins at noon Saturday, April 12, at the Bayview Recycle Center, 5790 Kramer Road, Langley. Learn techniques for getting rid of Scotch broom using weed wrenches and other tools while beautifying the property in front of the Bayview Recycle Center.

More for the skilled eReader user Advanced eReader Tips and Tricks, a free class, begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Freeland Library. This is an advanced program for the experienced eReader tablet user. If you are already borrowing

Hunt for Easter eggs in Bayview Bring a basket to the ninth annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 12 at Bayview Hall. The hunt begins at 2 p.m. and includes a candy scramble, cookie decorating, prizes, treats and activities. For more information, call Brian at 360-321-8482.

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Religion notes Common phrases revealed in service South Whidbey Community Church will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 5, at the Grange Hall, 5142 Bayview Road, Langley. The Apostles of the Bible sometimes used phrases that are attention grabbers. One such phrase is the title of Pastor Darrell’s sermon at the worship service, “The Restoration of All Things.” An adult Bible study on the book of Exodus is offered at 10 a.m. South Whidbey Community Church is a non-denominational church. For details, call 360-221-1220.

Subject of great importance “Repentance: reforming the heart” is the topic of the audio chat hosted by the Christian Science Reading Room at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, located at 721 SW 20th

Court. Repentance is a subject of great importance in many religions but in order to be truly effective and uplifting, it needs to be seen in its true light and meaning. Join this chat with Jill Gooding, a Christian Science teacher and healer, in which she will frame the concept of repentance in a hopeful, redeeming light. Attend in person or log on at chats

Universe, people in motion Unity of Whidbey will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 6 at 5671

Crawford Road. People live in a universe in motion, and within its infinite framework they, too, seem to be ceaselessly moving. While they often see themselves as moving away from, or beyond, old restrictions, what is it they are moving toward? This week, speaker and songwriter Doug Benecke will present, with music by Doug and the Positive Vibrations! A Children’s spiritual program is available the first and third Sundays of the month. Visit Unity of Whidbey’s website at www.unityofwhidbey for details.

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Grethe Cammermeyer has worked in nursing for more than 50 years and was recently inducted into the Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame for her work in the nursing industry and civil rights advocacy.


the committee and the Economic Development Council are looking at public

input on the proposal. She confirmed that no date is set for the commissioners to receive the proposal. “When they’re ready to move forward we’ll set a date,” she said in a voice

said Cammermeyer, recounting her feelings of surprise when she got the news. “Sometimes, when you’re out of the realm of influence, to suddenly have this appear, you wonder ‘how did this happen?’ You always end up wondering if you’re worthy of this recognition and what can you do to continue,” she said. Cammermeyer, who is also a Whidbey General Hospital commissioner, was honored for her civil rights advocacy and her contributions to nursing. She was one of six nurses who received the award this year. During her service, Cammermeyer had a distinguished military career including receiving a Bronze Star for Meritorious Service during Army duty in Vietnam, Nurse of the Year in 1985 from the Department of Veterans Affairs, an Administrator’s Award for Excellence in Nursing for her work in neuro-oncology at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in San Francisco and was promoted to be Chief Nurse of the Washington State National Guard in 1988. Yet, despite her many decorations

message left Friday morning. “We’ve been listening and taking into account all of the suggestions that have been received.” Originally, the proposal was to be presented at two

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

Calvary Chapel of Whidbey Island Teaching through God’s Word

579-2570 • Clinton 3821 E. French Road Sunday Services 9 & 11AM

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

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Christian & Missionary Alliance Church

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

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

and achievements, Cammermeyer told interviewers during a security clearance check in 1989 that she is a lesbian, and was discharged in 1992 as military policy did not allow gays and lesbians to serve openly. Cammermeyer fought to be reinstated, and a federal court found the ban on gays and lesbians in service to be unconstitutional. She was reinstated in 1994. During her efforts to return to duty, Cammermeyer found early support with the state nurses association. The organization wrote a letter of support for Cammermeyer’s case and encouraged her to continue the fight from the very beginning, she said. “They were very concerned about social justice and were there for me in ’91,” she explained. She said she was honored to have the recognition from her hometown area. “To have my organization recognize that effort by inducting me is extremely moving,” she added. Chief Nursing Officer at Whidbey General Hospital Linda Gipson said Cammermeyer is a legacy in nursing. “She’s not just a great military officer or commissioner — she’s a great nurse. That’s the foundation for what she does,” Gipson said.

public meetings, one on South Whidbey and one in Oak Harbor, then taken before the county commissioners in late March. But public outcry from South Whidbey and Central

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Gipson said Cammermeyer sets the standard for what’s right and speaks for people whether they’re patients, nurses or people in same-sex relationships. “Very few people have the courage to speak up and risk their job security, income or reputation to do what’s right,” Gipson said. “When you do the right thing, good will come from it even though it may be hard — the long-term benefit will be there. That courage is needed in daily life.” After a 20-year effort working in political and social issues, Cammermeyer said part of her work now is to capture that experience. Since the beginning of her fight, she said society has largely moved past issues of homophobia on the surface. “In today’s society, people as a whole are much more enlightened to the variety of people that exist,” she said. However people still learn biases which are hard to overcome, she said. “It’s so easy to forget,” Cammermeyer added. Cammermeyer hopes her work encourages people to stand up and do that right thing, which may come at a personal cost. “Live truthfully and provide examples for others to do the same,” she said.

Whidbey residents was such that a second meeting was deemed necessary, delaying the Oak Harbor presentation. On Wednesday, North Whidbey had its chance to

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

St. Augustine’s in the Woods Episcopal Church “A Greening Congregation”

331-4887 • Freeland 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road

Holy Eucharist Sun: 8AM & 10:30AM Nursery & Youth Programs Provided Monday Solemn Evensong 5:30PM Wednesday Holy Eucharist and Ministry of Healing: 10:00AM Rev. Nigel Taber-Hamilton, Rector Julie Spangler, Director of Christian Formation

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221-1220 • Langley Sunday Morning Worship 10:00AM Adult Sunday School 9:00AM Deer Lagoon Grange 5142 S. Bayview Road, Langley Home Bible Studies available Darrell Wenzek, pastor

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island 321-8656 Freeland 20103 State Route 525

Sunday Service at 10AM Values-Based Religious Education Sept-June Childcare Year-Round Everyone welcome! Minister: Rev. Dennis Reynolds email: website:

hear steering committee members pitch the proposal that would tear down 15 buildings, leaving a dozen structures intact and relocated. Many of the existing small animal barns and the antique barn were slated for demolition in the first of four phases. Sundquist said about 30 people showed up, less than half of the attendance at the last Langley meeting. She blamed poor solicitation and announcement of the meeting, but also acknowledged that the North End may not be as engaged in the fairgrounds as Central and South Whidbey. The major question of how to save the fair by separating its management group, the Whidbey Island Fair Association, from taking care of the county property remained unanswered and a priority for the steering committee. One positive that Sundquist said came out of the outcry was the momentum to look at ways to improve the property. “There is a lot of momentum,” she said. “A lot of people are interested.” She and several members of the Friends of the Fair group that formed to oppose the plan now plan to join the fair association that oversees the four-day showcase and the property until another solution is found. “That’s the way we can help, at this point,” she said.

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Coupeville Auto Repair has an opening for a full time mechanic with a minimum of 3 years experience. We work on foreign & domestic. You m u s t h a ve y o u r o w n t o o l s. Wa g e s a r e a c cording to experience, m e d i c a l i n s u ra n c e i s provided after 6 months, and paid vacation after 1 year. Please apply in person by appointment and have at least 3 refe r e n c e s r e a d y. C a l l 360.678.1746 Monday Friday between 8 AM & 4 : 3 0 P M a n d a s k fo r Marty. Employment General

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Sound Publishing, Inc. and the Whidbey NewsTimes, an award-winning newspaper, is seeking an energetic, detailed-or iented Newsroom Clerk. This is an entr y-level position, working in a deadlineoriented newsroom. Position will include typesetting copy, information gathering, proofreading, and uploading to websites. Skills required include: keyboarding; strong spelling, grammar and organizational skills; familiarity with AP style; and ability to multitask. M u s t h ave a f l ex i bl e schedule for this 32-hours-per-week position. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K (currently with an employer match.) If you meet the above qualifications, email us your resume and cover letter to No phone calls please.

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MAINTENANCE LABORER I South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District is seeking a fulltime permanent Maintenance Laborer to conduct a wide variety of grounds and facilities maintenance jobs. Position is Tuesd ay - S a t u r d ay, $ 1 2 $16/hour DOE plus benefits. Job description and application available at Park Office, 5475 Maxwelton Rd., Langley or Application deadline: April 7, 2014.


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REPORTER T h e C ov i n g t o n / M a p l e Valley Reporter, a division of Sound Publishing Inc. is seeking a seasoned general assignment reporter with writing exper ience and photography skills. This is a senior position and is based out of the Covington office. The primary coverage will be city government, business, sports, general assignment stor ies; and may include arts coverage. Schedule includes evening and/or weekend work. As a Reporter for Sound Publishing, you will be expected to: generate 8-10 by-line stories per week; use a digital camera to take photographs of the stories you cover ; post on the publication’s web site; blog and use Twitter on the web; layout pages, using InDesign; shoot and edit videos for the web. The most highly valued traits are: commitment to community jour nalism and ever ything from short, brieftype stories about people and events to examining issues facing the community; to be inquisitive and resourceful in the coverage of assigned beats; to be comfor table producing five bylined stories a week; the ability to write stories that are tight and to the point; to be a motivated self-starter; to be able to establish a rapport with the community. Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills, and be able to work effectively in a deadline-driven environment. Minimu m o f t wo ye a r s o f previous newspaper experience is required. Position also requires use of personal vehicle, possession of valid WA State Driver’s License and proof of active vehicle insurance. We offer a competitive hourly wage and benefits package including health insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays), and 401K (currently with an employer match.) Email us your cover letter, resume, and include five examples of your best work showcasing your reporting skills and writing chops to:

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Legal Notices


“Beckett Landing” is a proposed subdivision on 4.90 acres located south of the terminus of NW Prow Street, north of the existing and proposed Island Place development, and west of the Paragon Place development and Heller Road. The applicant proposes 2 2 s i n g l e - fa m i l y d e tached lots, with associated street and utility improvements and native vegetation areas. The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing and potentially make a recommendation to City Council. 2014 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT - SCENIC VIEWS - Public Meeting Staff will resurrect the discussion related to Scenic Views within Oak Harbor. The last discussion related to this topic identified the scenic views that may warrant preservation. Staff will provide a refresher presentation to the Planning Commission. MARITIME USES - Public Meeting The City’s Comprehensive Plan was amended in 2012 to include Maritime Uses as a land use category. The lands adjacent to the Marina are now designated as Maritime. Staff will provide an overview of the land use designation and discuss a framewor k for creating zoning regulations for this land use category. MEDICAL MARIJUANA - Public Meeting A moratorium is presently in place prohibiting the establishment of medical marijuana collective gardens and marijuana dispensaries in Oak Harbor. Staff will present preliminary research to the Planning Commission that will begin the process of determining what permanent regulations should gover n these uses. All meetings of the Planning Commission are open to the public. Legal No. 554097 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. April 5, 2014.

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LEGAL NOTICE: The budget extension for fiscal year 2013-14 for the Oak Harbor School District has been prepared. A public hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Oak Harbor School District Board ofDirectors on Monday, April 14, 20141, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board meeting room in the Administrative Services Center at 350 S. Oak Harbor St. for the purpose ofadopting the budget extension ofthe Capital Projects Fund and the Transportation Vehicle Fund of the districtfor the 20132014 fiscal year. Any person may appear and be heard for or against any part of the budget. Copies of the budget extension are available at the Oak Harbor School District Administrative Services Center at the above address. Please contact Vicki Williams, Business Director at 279-5009 if you have any questions. Legal No. 552006 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 29, April 5, 2014. CITY OF OAK HARBOR PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PC# 04-22-14 Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission will conduct its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Apr il 22, 2014. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor WA. The Planning Commission will consider the following: BECKETT LANDING SUBDIVISION- Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing: A public hearing shall be held before the Commission of Whidbey Island Public Hospital District on the 14th day of April, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. at Whidbey General Hospital, 101 N. Main Street, Coupeville, WA in conference room B, to consider the proposed sale of Parcel # R32917-2891030 in Langley, Washington legally described as: 57 - S/2 SW NW LY N E LY S T H W Y 5 2 5 CONVEYED TO ST OF WASH BY DEED AF#112484 EX E30’ FOR RD EX E185’ EX ANY PT LY SLY OF LN BG PT ELN 35’ N1*E OF NLN HWY 525 & PT ON WLN OF SD 185’ 5’ N1* E OF HWY LN TGW:BG NLN HWY 525 & ELN SW NW NWLY CUR/R 586.3’ TPB TH R. Legal No. 552674 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. April 2, 5, 9, 12, 2014. IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, C L I N T O N C O U N T Y, OHIO, Case No. D R K 2 0 1 3 0 2 5 4 , PATRICK S. HILLARD, Petitioner vs. LORI M. HILL A R D, R e s p o n d e n t ,

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whose last known is 666 Olympic View Road, Coupeville, WA 98239: N OT I C E O F R E G I S TRATION OF FOREIGN CUSTODY DETERMIN AT I O N P u r s u a n t t o ORC 3127.35: Petitioner herein is requesting this Court to register an Order from the Superior Court of Washington, allocating parenting rights of the par ties’ minor child. (See Order attached). Petitioner is requesting this cour t to register the Order for enforcement and for modification purposes as per mitted under Ohio Revised Code. Failure to timely request a hearing to contest the validity of the registered order OR failure to establish a defense under ORC 3127.35(D) will result in this Court issuing an Order confirming the order being registered. DATED this 30th day of April, 2013. /s/ Helen L. Rowlands, Magistrate, Clinton County Common Pleas Cour t, Clinton County Cour thouse, third Floor, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. (See Order attached: SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON, COUNTY ISLAND, No. 03-3-00048-3, In re t h e M a r r i a g e o f PATRICK SHANE HILLARD, Pe t i t i o n e r, a n d L O R I MELISSA HILLARD, Respondent, PARENTING PLAN FINAL, filed 11-29-2012, Debra Van Pe l t , I s l a n d C o u n t y Clerk.) Respondent Lori M. Hillard has twentye i g h t ( 2 8 ) d ay s f r o m publication to answer in this matter. Legal No. 552009 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 2014.

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NOTICE OF ACTION CITY OF OAK HARBOR NOA 14-01 Notice is hereby given that the City of Oak Harbor issued a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS) on April 4, 2014 for an environmental checklist submitted by Land Resolutions for Seattle Pacific Development LLC for a 22-lot, single-family residential subdivision located at the terminus of NW Prow Street on parcel R13334-277-0660. If approved, the preliminary plat and subsequent permits would remove vegetation, grade, install utilities and transportation infrastructure in preparation for the placement of 22-singlefamily, detached homes. The applicant is also proposing to reduce the standard 70-foot wetland buffer to 40 feet, with mitigation plantings to preserve the function of the onsite wetland. This MDNS is issued und e r WAC 1 9 7 - 1 1 - 3 5 0 with a fifteen day comment period ending on April 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. The complete MDNS and per tinent documents may be examined during regular business hours at the Department of Development Services, Oak Harbor City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, WA. Legal No. 553796 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. April 5, 2014.

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 DECLAR-

ATION 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.

Please take notice that the City of Langley Council will hold a Special Workshop On We d n e s d ay, A p r i l 9 , 2014. The Council workshop will be from 10:00AM – 12:00PM. The primary purpose for the workshop is to discuss the amended Ethics Ordinance. The meeting will be held in Langley City Hall, 112 second Street, Langley, WA. Posted: City Hall Library Post Office Legal No. 553802 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. April 5, 2014.

COMMODATE P-3 AIRCRAFT; SPECIAL PROJECT RM 1112627 R E PA I R A N D M O D ERNIZE HANGAR 6 INCLUDING SEISMIC UPGRADES, NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA Solicitation No. 44255-13-R-4006 Bid Date: April 15, 2014 at 10:00am Kiewit Building Group Inc. 33455 6th Ave. S, Federal Way, WA 98003 All interested bidders s h o u l d c o n t a c t u s by email at Stevenl.Smith@ or Brian.Holland@kiewit. com to receive the bid documents. We are an equal opportunity employer and request sub-bids from all subcontractors and suppliers including Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone Small Business ( H U B Z o n e ) , Ve t e r a n Owned Small Business (VOSB), and Ser viceD i s a b l e d Ve t e r a n Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Legal No. 552564 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. March 29, April 5, 2014.

or provide other relevant comments may do so in writing or appear in person before the Oak Harbor City Council at the time and place of said public hearing. To assure disabled persons the opportunity to participate in or benefit from City ser vices, please provide 24-hour advance notice to the City Cler k at (360) 279-4539 for additional arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs. Anna M. Thompson, City Clerk Legal No. 553466 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record April 5, 2014.

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF ISLAND In the Matter of the Estate of ROBERT LAING, Deceased. NO. 14 4 00062 8 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 : S a t u r d a y, March 29, 2014. Christine Laing, 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

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR ISLAND COUNTY, WASHINGTON ONEWEST BANK, FSB., its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff, v UNKNOWN HEIRS OF

Public Hearing Notice Oak Harbor City Council NOTICE is hereby given that the Oak Harbor City Council will hold a public hearing in the City Hall Council Chambers, 865 SE Barrington Drive, on April 15, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter, to consider adoption of Ordinance 1700: Budget Amendment for Development Services Department Staffing. Anyone wishing to support or oppose this item or provide other relevant comments may do so in writing or appear in person before the Oak Harbor City Council at the time and place of said public hearing. To assure disabled persons the opportunity to participate in or benefit from City ser vices, please provide 24-hour advance notice to the City Clerk at (360) 2794539 for additional arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs. Anna M. Thompson, City Clerk Legal No. 553469 Published: The Whidbey NOTICE OF SPECIAL News Times, The South WORKSHOP Whidbey Record. CITY OF LANGLEY We d n e s d ay, A p r i l 9 , April 5, 2014. 2014 Council Workshop P-251 (B) EXTEND Meeting 10:00AM, City H A N G A R 6 T O A C Hall Topic: Ethics Ordi- COMMODATE P-8 AIRnance CRAFT AND EXTEND Langley City Hall H A N G A R 9 TO AC -

Public Hearing Notice Oak Harbor City Council NOTICE is hereby given that the Oak Harbor City Council will hold a public hearing in the City Hall Council Chambers, 865 SE Barrington Drive, on April 15, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. or soon thereafter, to consider adoption of Ordinance 1674: Electronic Message Center Signs. The proposed ordinance, if adopted, will update the City’s code to allow video and animation on these signs in commercial, industrial, and public facility zones subject to size, brightness, hours of operation, minimum duration, and sensitive use offsets. Anyone wishing to support or oppose this item

Public Hearing Notice Oak Harbor City Council NOTICE is hereby given that the Oak Harbor City Council will hold a public hearing in the City Hall Council Chambers, 865 SE Barrington Drive, on April 15, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter, to consider adoption of Resolution 14-13 Sale of City Property at the SW corner of SW 6th and SW Fairhaven Dr. Parcel No. R13203-4003430 lot 2 of the City of Oak Harbor Short Plat No. 13203-400-3410 Anyone wishing to support or oppose this item or provide other relevant comments may do so in writing or appear in person before the Oak Harbor City Council at the time and place of said public hearing. To assure disabled persons the opportunity to participate in or benefit from City ser vices, please provide 24-hour advance notice to the City Clerk at (360) 2794539 for additional arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs. Anna M. Thompson, City Clerk Legal No. 553464 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. April 5, 2014.

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ed in RCW 11.40.051 c e e d i n g s w e r e c o m - been appointed as perand 11.40.060. This bar menced. The claim must sonal representative of is effective for claims be presented within the this estate. Any person against both the Dece- later of: (1) Thirty days having a claim against Legal No. 551976 dent’s probate and non- after the Administrator the decedent must, bePublished: The Whidbey probate assets. served orTHE mailed the SIGNS no- fore time the claim THE LUCKIEST SIGNS THIS WEEK: LUCKIEST THIS the WEEK: News Times, The South Date of first publication tice to the creditor as AND would be barred by any ARIES. TAURUS, GEMINI, CANCER. WhidbeyAQUARIUS, Record. PISCES, AND of this notice: March 29, p r ov i d e d u n d e r R C W o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e March 29, April 5, 12, 2014. 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) statute of limitations, PUZZLE NO. 710 2014. Signed:/s/Patrick M. Ha- four months after the present the claim in the Week of April nis 13 to 19, 2014 date of Week ofnope Aprilmanner 2039.Prevail toas26, 2014in 19.Not first publication provided If the claim RCW41.African 11.40.070 by servSUPERIOR COURT OF Patrick M. Hanis, WSBA of the notice. 20.Kilt, e.g. #31440 is not presented within ing on or mailing to the WASHINGTON ARIES Attor ney for Personal t h i s t i m e 21.Coarse f r a mARIES e , t hfile e personalmammal, representative FOR KING COUNTY shortly Representative barred, or the personal repreEstate of You’re not usually the type of per- claim is forever You may have a flash of inspiration 22.Admired H A N I S I RV I N E P RO - except as otherwise pro-actor 43.Lacking sentative’s attorney at Dustin Campbell,son to hesitate before coming to a that clearly shows you the path to THERO, PLLC vided in RCW 11.40.051eater 24.Bamboo the address stated beDeceased. moisture decision, but this time you should ATT0RNEYS AT LAW and 11.40.060. 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The claim must The above CourtTAURUS has ap- Legal No. 551983 30.Army TAURUS Published: The Whidbey C r e d i t o r s : M a r c h 1 8 , 50.Convertible, be presented within the pointed Laura Campbell At work, youNews are inTimes, charge The of allSouth the 2014 31.Fidgety Whether it’s broaden your days perlaterto of: (1) Thirty as Personal Representae.g. emergencies and maybe the dissa- Date of first publication: Record. after the personal repretive of Decedent’s es- Whidbey sonal or professional horizons, you 34.Marry 52.Feel unwell March 29,Keep April 5, 12, March 20, 2014 tisfied clients as well. a smile s esome n t a t i vkind e s of e r vtraining ed or tate. embark on 53.Take wing 37.Stop 2014. DATED this 18th day of mailed the notice to the A ny p e r s o n hon av iyour n g aface, as your attitude can that transforms youasand brings you March, 2014. creditor provided unclaim against Decedent to defuse some tense situations. 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You could even save Attorneys for Administra- erwise provided in RCW depression 1. Fido’s ing Court the foot original of32.Daddy’s boy JASON WARD, you are given a pretty clear sign of someone from a catastrophe. tor 11.40.051 and t h e 4. s i gFestive n e d C r e d i t o r ’s Administrator. 58.Experts 33.Proprietor 3 0 0 N . C o m mcommitment. e r c i a l 11.40.060. This bar is efClaim, and NO. 14-4-00053-1 59.Slick occasion fective as to claims By serving uponCANCER or mail-35.Misbehaving PROBATE NOTICE TO Street Bellingham, WA 98225 against both the deceing by class mail to CREDITORS 8. first Slacken ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 710 CANCER Your young children IRA seem to be a (360) 733-0212 36.Begged dent’s probate and nonthe personal representaJUDGE: UHRIG DOWN 12.Lamb’s parent Legal No. 551103 Before you make a decision that probate assets. tive or the personal rep-38.Nasal lot more unruly T h e than Atone d usual. m i n i sYou’re trator 1.been Wooden pin Published: The Whidbey Date resentative’s named below has upsets your life of andFirst thatPublication: of your lo13.So beattorney it!going toathave to take the time to News Times, The South March 29, 2014. the address provided be-40.Airport appointeddevice as Administra2. ruAstound ved ones, reflect on the possible conestablish and explain some new days Personal Representalow a14.Bygone copy of the signed tor of this estate. 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PerAttorneysasfor Personal foregoing time period, and filing the original of RCW 11.40.030 rious bills, as it’s quite possible Representative: haps you save someone from an unthe claim will be forever the claim with the court The personal representhat a mistake has been made. You /s/M. Douglas barred except as providhas situation, in which the probate pro- tative named below pleasant even ifKelly it’s only by Legal Notices


Week of April 6 to 12, 2014 ARIES

Your moving project seems to be more of a reality these days. You put family needs first, even though you have a busy schedule for the next few days.


You are really tempted to treat yourself to a new car. But you’re going to have to be reasonable about it if you want to avoid any unwelcome financial pressures.


Emotions are uppermost in your heart this week. You must take the time to have an honest discussion with your loved one in order to resolve any possible tension between you.


You are overflowing with energy this week, which enables you to tackle some problems and find solutions. You are happy to put various worries behind you; some of them have been bothering you for a while.


A small health problem may turn into something more worrying. By taking the situation seriously you’ll be able to settle this problem once and for all.


You’re sure to be surrounded by lots of people. Your friends invite you to many different activities, each one more fascinating than the next.


Lots of responsibilities fall on your shoulders at work or at home. Take some time to sort out your priorities, make some to-do lists, and stop procrastinating.


A trip may be organized on the spur of the moment. You discover a new spiritual practice that makes you happy and helps you achieve a feeling of well-being.


There are lots of emotions in the air. Family and friends are there to help you out in a complex situation at home. Things should become clearer fairly quickly.


It’s always easier to get along with people you’re not emotionally involved with. You might have to lay down the law, especially with your children.


You have quite a few matters to settle. At work, a big promotion is waiting for you, but you’ll have to negotiate new working conditions that are satisfactory to you.


You are a passionate being, and love could knock at your door if you’re single. It may be a long-time friend who declares his or her love for you.

may be able to recuperate a considerable amount of money.

listening to them for a few minutes.



Patience is a virtue for you over the next few days. Your money issues will be settled, all in good time. You can help solutions arise by letting bygones be bygones.



An accumulated tiredness hits you, requiring you to rest. Only real peace of mind allows you to find the right inspiration to attain your professional goals.


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CLEANING OUT SALE! Fr i d ay a n d S a t u r d ay, April 4th and 5th, 9am 3pm, 906 Casey Ave, Coupeville. Collectables, Furniture, Books, Pictures, Fabric, Christmas Items, Women’s Clothing and Coats, Kitchen, Household and Lots of Misc. No Ear ly Birds. Cash Only.

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4/11 & 4/12 KNIGHTS of Columbus Spring Rummage Sale! Lots of quality donated tools, toys & household items. Join us from 9 am to 4 pm at the Club House on Old Goldie Road. Help give back to your local community charities. OAK HARBOR, 98277.

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Justin Burnett / The Record

State Rep. Norma Smith speaks at a recent legislative forum in Langley. She was instrumental in derelict vessel legislation that was signed into law Wednesday.


issue. “This truly is landmark legislation,” said Smith, in an interview Thursday with The Record. “This isn’t just a crisis for Washington, it’s a crisis for all coastal communities ... This really does raise the bar for owners and sellers,” she added. Key elements of the legislation prohibit the sale of “unseaworthy” vessels older than 40 years and more than 65 feet in length. And those that can be sold must have insurance at the time of the sale. The new law also requires moorage facilities and owners of vessels secured at these locations to carry marine insurance. In May 2012, the 140-foot crab boat Deep Sea caught fire and went down just outside Penn Cove Shellfish’s mussel rafts, spilling thousands of gallons of diesel fuel. The old boat, owned by Renton resident Rory Westmoreland, had been illegally moored for months and was uninsured. State and federal efforts to contain the spill, raise and dispose of the derelict vessel would cost taxpayers $5.4 million. The event made headlines across Washington and sparked legislation in 2013 to aid the state Department of Natural Resource’s Derelict Vessel Removal program. It preserved what had been special, one-time funding for the program, but also stiffened existing rules concerning derelict vessels. It also required a work group of legislators and state agency staff to convene after the session and develop a list of solutions for the ongoing environmental problem. At the time, Vessel Removal Program Manager Melissa Ferris said the state was aware of about 165 problem vessels. The current number could not be verified as attempts to reach Ferris on Thursday and Friday were

unsuccessful. The legislation Inslee signed into law this week, parts of which go into effect this year and others on Jan. 1, 2015, also establishes an annual ‘derelict vessel removal fee’ of $1 per foot on commercial vessels that are required to be listed with the state Department of Revenue. The money will go into the state’s Derelict Vessel Removal Account. Also, the law exempts vessel deconstruction activities from the retail sales and use tax, and creates new penalties for failing to register a vessel. Inslee hailed the recent legislation, and the state’s derelict vessel program, as a great success for Washington and other states. “DNR’s Derelict Vessel Removal Program is an award-winning model for the rest of the nation,” the governor said in an April 2 news release. “This legislation is significant, not only because of what the bill does, but how it galvanized both sides of the aisle and a diverse group of stakeholders to develop workable solutions.” According to the release, the list of solutions drafted by the work group was later presented “to a diverse group of stakeholders representing the commercial and recreational vessel industries, environmental groups, and ports.” Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark also applauded the “collaborative work” while singling out Smith and Rep. Drew Hansen, D-Bainbridge Island, for their efforts. The South Whidbey lawmaker and Hansen spearheaded the bill. Smith, who also played a key role in the development and passage of the 2013 legislation, said it was a collective effort and that the work group gathered weekly for months to generate the list of solutions. “I’m just thrilled it got signed into law,” Smith said. “We’re hoping this is really the foundation for change,” she added.

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April 05, 2014 edition of the South Whidbey Record