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SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2014 | Vol. 124, No. 36 | WWW.WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM | 75¢

Oak Harbor, tribe settle bones dispute By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

The ordeal that began when a worker noticed a human bone in a pile of dirt during the Pioneer Way construction project in

2011 may finally be reaching a conclusion. Members of the Oak Harbor City Council unanimously adopted settlement agreements with the Swinomish Tribe during a special meeting Tuesday.

The tribe will receive a two-acre piece of city property and $2 million from the insurance providers for the city and three contractors. City Councilman Bob Severns and

Councilwoman Beth Munns were absent from the meeting. The Swinomish filed a lawsuit against the city and the contractors involved in SEE SETTLEMENT, A22


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Briana Morales, Marion Deguzman and their son, Orion Deguzmen stroll around a somewhat vacant downtown Thursday.

Attracting shoppers proving to be a challenge By JANIS REID Staff reporter

Recent business closures are putting a spotlight on the struggles some merchants say they are facing in Oak Harbor’s historic downtown. During the past month, waterfront Mexican restaurant Mi

Pueblo closed, Kakies Bakery shuttered its doors just over a year after opening them, Angelo’s Cafe closed, followed most recently by Cameron’s Cafe in the Old Town Mall. “We’ve got a beautiful historic downtown district that’s been beautifully redone,” said Kathy Reed, executive director of the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. “I just think somehow we are missing the boat in terms of

getting people in there who can pull business to them.” LAST YEAR also saw the closure of Mike’s Mini Mart, Michael John’s Trading Post, the Armed Forces YMCA and Whidbey Furniture. Long-time tenant Island Drug relocatSEE DOWNTOWN, A24

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Summer runway closures announced at Ault Field Whidbey Island Naval Air Station will experience two runway closures this summer so that workers can remove rubber and repaint runway markings. Repairs on Runway 7/25 are scheduled from May 31 through June 6. During that time, planes will only take off and land heading either northwest or southeast using Runway 14/32, and are more likely to use a landing approach and departure that brings aircraft over eastern Oak Harbor. Repairs on Runway 14/32 are scheduled for June 7-13. During this period, planes can only take off and land heading either northeast or southwest using Runway 7/25, and are more likely to use a landing approach and departure that brings them over the



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Sheriff’s Office The following items were selected from reports made to the Island County Sheriff’s Office:

At 3:16 p.m., a Puget Sound Lane resident reported receiving a tray of tainted cookies from the neighbors during the holidays. The caller was sick for days after eating them. At 7:43 p.m., a Highway 20 resident reported that his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend threatened his life and was slandering him.




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western Skagit County, Mount Vernon, La Conner area, northern Island County and Lopez Island more often than normal. Scheduled maintenance dates may shift due to early completion or weather. Under single runway operating conditions, the air station is limited to the choice of only two directions for take-off and landing rather than the usual four. Routinely, that choice is based on the prevailing wind direction at the time. When Ault Field is down to one air strip pilots will need to use a runway not aligned with the wind. In that case, the base will use the next best approach or departure runway. Complaints can be placed by calling 360-2576665 or emailing



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At 12:40 p.m., a caller asked if anything can be done about people having offensive bumper stickers on their cars. At 4:12 p.m., a caller reported that a Houston Road woman who was sent to jail for four months has many horses, dogs and chickens and no one is there to take care of them. At 6:17 p.m., a caller reported that a pack of 15 dogs were chasing cars and people on Airline Way. At 7:06 p.m., an employee at the Coupeville ferry terminal reported that a man

at the toll booth refused to pay the fare and refused to move his vehicle.

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 At 1:20 p.m., a caller at a Highway 20 location reported that a man was yelling outside and had “been acting goofy the last few days.” At 4:23 p.m., a caller reported that someone was tying “climbing ropes” on the west side of Deception Pass Bridge’s railing. At 6:10 p.m., a West Beach Road resident reported that a man in his 60s was watching her and “rubbing his crotch.” At 8:19 p.m., a Horseshoe Road resident reported that a neighbor kid shot her daughter in the leg with a BB gun. The boy also shot out bathroom window on Silverspur Road. At 8:28 p.m., a caller reported that a woman was wandering around the hospital parking lot in a hospital gown.

SUNDAY, APRIL 20 At 6:03 p.m., a Puget Sound Lane resident reported that kids were “stalking” her on Facebook. She also complained that no deputies contacted her about the poison cookies. At 6:54 p.m., a caller re-

ported that a woman in a parking lot at Wilson Place threatened her husband, saying “I kill people like you.”

MONDAY, APRIL 21 At 6:58 a.m., a Lake Drive resident reported that a neighbor’s wolf dog attacked their rabbits overnight. At 11:52 a.m., a Hill Haven Lane resident reported that a neighbors cat got outside five days ago and climbed a tree. The caller said the cat was “screaming and driving the whole neighborhood nuts.” The caller said someone should come out and shoot it down.

TUESDAY, APRIL 22 At 11:42 a.m., a woman reported that someone posted naked photos of her on her Facebook site. She said she didn’t even know the photos existed and they looked like they were taken when she lived at a Frostad Road residence. At 1:05 p.m., a man reported that he was lost in the woods and was “deep in nettles” in a woods near the Greenbank Farm. At 7:33 p.m., a Lake Drive resident reported that her 30-year-old daughter was “being drunk.”

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Island County may recycle construction debris program By JANIS REID Staff reporter

Island County is looking to revive a program that would recycle and repurpose debris from construction sites. Up until 2012, the county’s wood waste was recycled through Kimberly Clark Corp., according to Gene Clark, the county’s recycle and hazardous waste coordinator. When the company moved its operations away from wood burned energy to natural gas, the county was forced to throw the wood in with regular municipal waste disposal. “It was something that

week and hope to have a contract in place by Aug. 1. The major advantage to recycling these products, Guthrie said, would be a reduced cost for the homeowner or homebuilder who purchases disposal services from the county. In addition, finding creative ways to recycle and repurpose construction debris will lower the county’s overall garbage bill. The county has made a concerted push toward recycling in other areas in recent years. The county implemented a curbside recycling program last year for trash collection subscribers in rural areas.

was on our to-do list,” said Solid Waste Manager Joantha Guthrie. “The impetus was to keep waste out of the landfill.” The county recently has discovered sources to help dispose of the wood waste, as well as other types of construction debris, including asphalt shingles, lead-based paint and asbestos. It’s the hope of the county that they will be able to find a company who will be able to provide a variety of recycling and repurposing services. “We’re asking companies what they can recycle,” Guthrie said. County staff put out a request for proposals this

County contracts out for code maintenance Island County has contracted Municipal Code Corporation, or Municode, for the republication, maintenance and online publishing of the Island County Code. Previously, it was the prosecutor’s office’s responsibility to make revisions to the code, a task that will now be handled

by Municode. The prosecutor will continue to review ordinances and proposed changes prior to submission to Municode. Funding for these services is already included in the prosecutor’s budget and the bid amount came in lower than estimated, according to county documents.

Fun in the sun

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Madeline Furnace, 5, and 18-month-old twins Bryce and Bailey Furnace have a blast swinging at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor Thursday. They were having a “Warm Weather” day with their mom, grandma and Madeline’s twin brother, Austin. They celebrated the sun on a slip-and-slide with iced beverages and a trip to the park. Children and adults alike were out playing on the glorious, sunny day with highs that reached into the 70s. Unfortunately, rainy weather is forecasted to return by this weekend. Rain is likely every day until Tuesday, with highs in the 60s. The National Weather Service doesn’t predict another day of sun for Oak Harbor for more than a week.








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Walkathon benefits Meals on Wheels program By MICHELLE BEAHM


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sland County Meals on Wheels is switching to tennis shoes on Saturday, May 17. The program is holding a walkathon fundraiser at Greenbank Farm. “We need to raise the funds to keep the program going so that we can help our seniors,” said Debbie Metz, director of the nutrition program with Senior Services of Island County and head of the local Meals on Wheels program. Entrance fee for the walkathon is $20. The event includes a five kilometer walk and a one-mile walk. Each participant receives a T-shirt and goody bag. Everyone who donates $20 also receives a T-shirt, even if they don’t participate in the walk. Organizers settled on a walkathon not only to raise money, but also to promote fitness, not just for seniors but for everybody, Metz said. The idea was originally proposed by Roxanne Dunn-Terry, who was a supporter of Meals on Wheels and fitness. Dunn-Terry died at the beginning of the year. Metz said she wanted to hold this walkathon in her honor. “Having it at the Greenbank farm, I thought, was an ideal place, because it kind of brings connection between the north and south of the island,” Metz said. “I thought it was a great idea to have everybody connect for a good cause.” Metz said that people should

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Heidi Trumbore, a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, delivers a meal to an Oak Harbor resident Wednesday. participate “to have some fun, enjoy some fellowship in supporting the Meals on Wheels program, helping seniors stay in their homes as long as possible and having a happier and healthier life.” “Meals on Wheels is a program that’s set up for seniors, vulnerable seniors, who are 60 years old and older, to help them stay

independent for as long as possible, and to stay home for as long as possible,” said Metz. The program delivers meals to seniors who are homebound. Meals are delivered three days a week, and provide hot meals for the day of delivery and frozen meals for the remaining days of the week, depending on what the senior requests.

Approximately 320 seniors are enrolled in the program and about 130 volunteers prepare, sort and deliver the meals. Volunteer driver Heidi Trumbore said the meals include “condiment bags” which include a dessert, salad, if there is one, and milk. Seniors can choose between whole milk, skim milk and no milk at all.

There are also special meals available for diabetics. “They get what they want,” Trumbore said. Trumbore has been involved with Meals on Wheels for about a year. “I like to see my regular people and say ‘hi’ to them,” she said. “They’re always happy to see a smiling face, and that makes me happy, too.” Trumbore and Metz agree that nutritious meals aren’t the only benefit to the enrolled seniors. The social aspect is important as well. “Some of these people don’t get out, and I feel like they appreciate someone to speak a few words with,” Trumbore said. Volunteers can also help keep an eye on seniors who live alone. Metz’s father, William Frank, is enrolled in the program. He receives meals three days a week, when he has dialysis. “Knowing that he’s getting a hot meal and a friendly face delivered three times a week means the world to me,” Metz said. Frank has been enrolled in the program for about a year, and said he “can’t say any bad about it.” “It’s always pretty good,” Frank said. “One of my favorite things is the dessert,” he said. “They’re usually pretty good. They’re not sugar free, but they’re low sugar, which is good, since I’m diabetic.” To qualify for the Meals on Wheels program, seniors must be at least 60 and homebound, said Meals on Wheels assessor Leslie Saelens. SEE MEALS, A5


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Island Alternative gives back to food bank By CELESTE ERICKSON

How to donate

Freeland resident Lucas Jushinski is making a difference on the South End in a big monetary way. For the month of May, Jushinski, owner of Island Alternative Medicine in Freeland, will match donations to Good Cheer up to $10,000. The money will be used to supply locally grown organic produce to the food bank. “I really believe in what they’re doing. They provide a great service to the community, I really believe in the crew and people who work there,” he said. “I don’t think there’s any other organization here that’s providing such a needed service.” Jushinski first got involved with the food bank while completing his studies

Good Cheer is looking to raise $10,000 in the month of May to double the impact of Jushinki’s contribution. Donations can be made online at or by mailing the donation to Good Cheer P.O. Box 144, Langley, WA 98260. Please note the donation is for the matching grant.

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through community service at the Evergreen State College. He eventually became Good Cheer’s first garden apprentice. While working at Good Cheer, Jushinski battled a traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder, resulting from his service in the Navy. He served eight years working as a

corpsman, including being embedded in a marine unit in combat situations in Iraq and serving in hospitals treating injured soldiers. Working at the garden helped with his recovery, but treatments of traditional pharmaceutical drugs prescribed by the Veteran’s Administration did not improve his condition and made him feel worse. Jushinski tried cannabis as an alternative medication and finally found relief. He then sought to help others find comfort from their own pains, both physical and emotional. He opened his own medical cannabis shop in Freeland — Island Alternative Medicine. Two years later, Jushinski has nearly 1,000 clients with health issues who seek relief from chronic ailments and other autoimmune diseases.

From the day he opened his business, Jushinski said he would give back to through organizations he believed in. His business plan was to invest back into the community he serves. “Good Cheer was one of the groups that I want to give back to in whatever way I can,” he said. The money will go toward the Fresh Food on the Table program at the food bank, which helps people in need have a variety of organic produce. The program supports the Good Cheer Garden and nearby farmers by purchasing organic produce during the winter. “I just hope that people who need food will be able to get it,” he said. “I also hope that people in the community will step forward and also donate money.”

May is active at Oak Harbor Senior Center MONDAY, MAY 5 8:30-9:20 a.m., Gentle Yoga 9 a.m., Quilting Class 9:30-10:20 a.m., Muscle Conditioning 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 11:30 a.m., lunch 1 p.m., Dottie’s Painting Class 5 p.m., Tai Chi

TUESDAY, MAY 6 9:30 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9 a.m., Lapidary 9 a.m.-noon, Wood Carving 10:30 a.m., Travel Committee Meeting 11:30 a.m., Chess 12 p.m., Line Dance 1-4 p.m., Foot Care Clinic 1 p.m., Mac SIG 6 p.m., Pinochle 7 p.m., Stamp Club




8:30-9:30 a.m., Yoga 9 a.m., SHIBA 9 a.m., Lapidary 9:30-10:30 a.m., Muscle Conditioning 11:30 a.m., lunch 12:30 p.m., Party Bridge 12:30 p.m., Ping Pong 1-2 p.m., Beginning Spanish 2-4 p.m., Fundamentals of Drawing 3 p.m., Hula 6 p.m., Line Dancing

9 a.m., Quilting 9:30 a.m., Tai Chi 11:30 a.m., lunch 12:30 p.m., Pinochle 1 p.m., Friday at the Movies 1 p.m., Line Dance 5 p.m., Widows and Widowers 7 p.m., Country Dance

9:30 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9 a.m., Lapidary 9 a.m.-noon, Wood Carving 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 11:30 a.m., Chess 12 p.m., Line Dance

THURSDAY, MAY 8 9:30-10:50 a.m., Aerobic Exercises 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 10 a.m., Creative Writing 11:30 a.m., New England Group 12-3 p.m., Jack Pot BingoHarbor Tower Village 12:30 p.m., Cribbage 1 p.m., SVC History Class 7 p.m., Wire Wrap

SATURDAY, MAY 10 Ping Pong, Pool, Pinochle

MONDAY, MAY 12 8:30-9:20 a.m., Gentle Yoga 9 a.m., Quilting Class 9:30-10:20 a.m., Muscle Conditioning 9:30 a.m., Nintendo Wii Bowling 11:30 a.m., lunch 1 p.m., Dottie’s Painting Class 5 p.m., Tai Chi

6 p.m., Pinochle

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14 8:30-9:30 a.m., Gentle Yoga 9 a.m., SHIBA 9 a.m., Lapidary 9:30-10:30 a.m., Muscle Conditioning 11:30 a.m., lunch 12:30 p.m., Party Bridge 12:30 p.m., Ping Pong 1-2 p.m., Beginning Spanish 2-4 p.m., Fundamentals of Drawing 3 p.m., Hula 5 p.m., Senior Night Out 6 p.m., Line Dancing

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MEALS CONTINUED FROM A4 Saelens screens seniors for eligibility within two weeks of initial contact. “There’s no income restrictions,” Saelens said, “it’s for everybody who needs it.” The May 17 walkathon is an important event for the Meals of Wheels program. “We are always looking for ways to augment our funding for this program, because we are always needing to involve the community and making sure we can sustain this program, and it’s a very valuable program,” said Cheryn Weiser, director of Island County Senior Services. Weiser said the meals distributed to seniors cost about $8.95 each, but the program only requests donations from those enrolled. Donations average less than $2 because many can’t afford the full cost. “About $3 of that is paid by government funding, and the rest of that is raised locally, so that’s why it’s important for people to come out to (the walkathon),” Weiser said. For more information about the Meals on Wheels program, visit

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Appraisals should be required for public land buys Public entities don’t have to obtain an appraisal before purchasing property. That was news to a spokesman for the Washington State Auditor’s Office, a state lawmaker, and undoubtedly many local officials who have always operated under the assumption that appraisals are needed. And it’s something that must change or the public will risk losing tax dollars on irresponsible land deals made in secret. The lack of any such appraisal requirement regarding the purchase price of property for public purposes recently came into the spotlight when Whidbey General Hospital leaders started looking into the possibility of selling a 4.5-acre property in Bayview on South Whidbey. The South Whidbey Record, after submitting a public records request, learned that the hospital purchased the property in 2008 for $2 million without obtaining an appraisal, even though the assessed value at the time was $618,000. While hospital officials will get an appraisal if they decide to sell the property, as is required by law, they concede that there will likely be a financial loss if they move forward with the sale of the land, for which they no longer have any use. The decision-making process for purchasing the land from Verlane Gabelein at that price is unclear. All of the commissioners and leading hospital officials involved in the deal, then- chief executive officer Scott Rhine and chief financial officer Doug Bishop, are no longer with the district. Some of the discussions regarding the purchase were held in executive sessions, meaning there are no minutes or records of the discussion. All of this illustrates the potential pitfalls in the current system. The hospital’s board of commissioners should acknowledge that the former members of their board did not act responsibly when they neglected to get an appraisal. Just because the law didn’t require one doesn’t mean it wasn’t the right thing to do. The current hospital board should also adopt a policy SEE APPRAISAL, A7

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Father shopped local, ‘pause/wink/smile’ Editor, A sense of community is something my father and I talked about regularly over the years, specifically how the success of a person depends a great deal not only on the support at home but also their neighbors. He and his loving wife moved to Oak Harbor in spring 2013 and, in a short amount of time, they got involved. If you have a quality product or provide great service, you can rest assured they support, or would have supported, you. I will cherish the memory of him acknowledging a small business owner for their extra effort the way only he did — a distinctive “pause/smile/wink” combination. Maybe someone reading this is triggered into remembering his special way. While visiting this past year, several of my siblings and I saw first hand their enjoyment of their new hometown. It is very unfortunate that he only had a year to enjoy the island as much as he could, but his journey didn’t

end without introduction to two more gems. We were very fortunate to meet and work with Paul and Heidi Kuzina of Whidbey Memorial after he passed away on April 19. They helped us with all the funeral arrangements and guided us through the painful process with incredible grace and respect, all while letting us have the intimate service we wanted to have for our dad. He had a good life and we were grateful to be able to reminisce about our special times with him; he was a proud father of six responsible and caring individuals and we were so appreciative to send him on his next adventure so sweetly. But not without a signature “pause/ smile/wink” to Paul and Heidi for all their care and concern for our family. Erin McHale McLean, Va.


Please keep up on Navy jet noise information Editor, Let me begin by saying I’m happy that Garrett Newkirk is being kept

from polluting on your websites. It’s an important step in getting the Whidbey community back to some kind of normal, civil dialogue, plus welcoming and respectful of our military. So too is the work you, Janis Reid, Jessie Stensland and the rest of your crew do. But, with the lies, just blatant lies, being put out there by anti-military advocates week after week that the Growlers were sent from other bases to NAS Whidbey Island, I wish your newspaper would ever so kindly clear that up. Sort of like the lie the left/COER puts out there that NAS China Lake can take Growlers. I wish your newspaper would follow up and please correct these propagandistic, untruthful statements. Finally, because I believe fundamentally in integrity and full disclosure, there is also the myth yours truly has previously perpetuated that “my” Skagit Regional Airport/KBVS could take EA-18Gs for bouncing. I have spoken to several U.S. Navy officials based both at NAS Whidbey and Norfolk and heard basically the SEE LETTER, A7

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regarding land acquisition to ensure funds are spent wisely in the future. It’s common sense. As for the larger picture, state Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, was among those surprised by the gap in the law. She is vowing to look into the issue and possibly find a legislative fix. Hopefully she moves forward in earnest. Some may argue that public officials

must be able to negotiate the price of property or risk losing to private sector bidders. Perhaps some flexibility is needed, but, currently, public officials could conceivably decide — in closed-door session — to pay just about any amount for property, regardless of its true value. Potential for abuse, corruption or incompetence in this process is too great.


same message, that it would take another Environmental Impact Statement and therefore three years. There also would have to be congressional tasking to move bouncing even to the only viable local industrial airport, where air show fans could congregate. One of the reasons why


THE DATE the increased bouncing well before the fans’ requests is there will be a U.S. Navy exercise to see the utility and need of 22 more EA-18Gs from the Boeing factories in St. Louis. I salute Janis for staying on top of this. Joe Kunzler Sedro Woolley

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014 1. CALL TO ORDER / ROLL CALL / PLEDgE Of ALLEgiAnCE HOnORS AnD RECOgniTiOnS: PROCLAMATiOnS Proclamation of Nurses Week, Arbor Day, and Earth Day 2. APPROvAL Of AgEnDA 3. CiTiZEn COMMEnT PERiOD 4. COnSEnT AgEnDA a. Minutes of City Council Meeting

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“I think it’s just simply economics.”

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William Lane “Bill” Cornell died April 10, 2014, at Summer Hill Retirement and Assisted Living in Oak Harbor, at the age of 87. He was born March 20, 1927, in Buffalo, N.Y., to William and Gertrude Cornell. Following high school, Bill served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. When the war ended, Bill left the service and attended Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., where he received his bachelor’s degree. He was married to his first wife, Justine, and from

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that marriage four daughters were born. That marriage ended 23 years later in divorce. Bill then married Nancy, who died 13 years later. Bill became an executive with the YMCA and a parks and recreation supervisor. He retired from the Parks Department in Aurora, Colo. ,and moved to Oak Harbor in 1990. Bill was a member of St. Augustine in the Woods Episcopal Church, Freeland, where he served as a Lay Reader. He was a life member of Kiwanis International and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor and had nearly 50 years of perfect attendance with the organization. He was totally committed to Kiwanis and was chairman of many fundraising activities, including the Carson and Barnes Circus, Whidbey Island Jazz Festival and Danny Vernon “Elvis” shows, as well as participating in most of the events of the club for the past 24 years. He also was twice past president of the club. Bill served as chairman of the Oak Senior Center Board and as North Whidbey representative to the Veteran’s

Assistance Board. He was instrumental in obtaining funds to furnish the Respite Care Facility next to the senior center. Bill is survived by four daughters, Judith Schwartz, and husband Neal of Redmond, Wash.; Deborah Adler of Deltona, Fla.; Stephanie Presley and husband Ray of Palm Coast, Fla.; and Leslie Hodges and husband Algie of Kennett Square, Pa. Memorial services, with military honors, will be held for Bill 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Wallin Funeral Home with Gary Wallin, certified life celebrant, officiating. A memorial service will also be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at St. Augustine in the Woods Episcopal Church, Freeland, with Rev. Nigel Taber-Hamilton officiating. Cremation was held with interment to follow at the church. Memorials may be made to the Oak Harbor Senior Center or the Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor. Friends and family are encouraged to visit Bill’s Book of Memories page at www.wallinfuneralhome.

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Alice Shepard

Alice Arline (Burns) Shepard was born on Feb. 19, 1922, and passed peacefully to her Lord on April 20 (Easter Sunday), 2014. She was the middle child of three raised in Eddyville, Iowa ,where her older sister still lives. Her younger half-brother has also passed on. She met Burton Shepard from a neighboring town when he was hitching a ride to the swimming pool in town. She and her girlfriend persuaded him to join them at a watermelon party instead. They were married Feb. 15, 1943, in Hollywood, traveled with the Navy and enjoyed more than 65 years together. Her favorite place to live was Whidbey Island. They had four daughters, Barbara Luther, Carol Gardner (deceased), Donna Martens (Bill), and Linda Sharp (Willie). Alice also leaves seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Her family was all important to her and she was truly the hub that kept it all together. Alice worked for the U.S. government for over 30 years as a data processor and shift supervisor. She was a great cook and made out-ofthis-world pies. She was an expert needlewoman, making afghans for each of her


grandchildren and most of her great-grandchildren. She and Burton enjoyed fishing, dancing and playing cards with friends. She liked listening to “swing” or Big Band music and watching classic movies. She was an avid Mariners fan. Go Mariners! Burton and Alice moved to Warm Beach Senior Community in 2008. After he passed away in 2011, she moved into the assisted living wing. Since a fall at Christmas, she has been in the nursing wing rehabbing. Everyone at Warm Beach loved her dearly because of her warmth and amazing sense of humor. They called her “Our Little Alice.” She will be greatly missed by all of us. Alice requested no formal funeral services be held. Please visit Alice’s page in the Book of Memories at to share memories and condolences. Memorials in Alice’s memory may be made to Warm Beach Senior Communities, 20420 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA 98292.


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Barbara Lou Cook

Barbara “Barb” Cook passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Providence Hospital in Everett with family by her side. She was born Barbara Lou Greene on July 20, 1942 ,in Banner Elk, N.C., to Jean Akemon Greene and Homer Greene. When she was 12, Barb and her dad traveled by bus to San Jose, Calif., where they joined other family members in a memorable relocation. She attended junior and senior high school there and eventually met and married the love of her life, a Navy

man. Robert E. “Bob” Cook. They were married in California on May 10, 1958. The U.S. Navy transferred the couple to duty stations in Florida, the Phillipines, China Lake and two tours to NAS Whidbey Island. During this tour of duty stations, they welcomed three sons and one daughter. In retirement, they came back to Whidbey Island, where Bob retired in 1966. Barb was a devoted wife, and loving mother. She loved life and any activity that involved friends and family getting together. Holding parties and picnics at her home for family and friends was always something she looked forward to. More than anything, Barb enjoyed sharing her joy for life and her love of family and friends. She was a life member of Beta Sigma Phi, an active member of Alpha Beta Master Chapter. She was preceded in death by her parents; aunt Nancy Akeman; brothers Sam and Terry Greene; one son, Kenneth Cook; and, of course, her never-to-be-forgotten Grannie Greene. She is survived by her husband, Bob, at the family home; daughter Tammy Norton, Oak Harbor.; sons Tim Cook, Oak Harbor, and Jeffery Cook, Everett; and brothers Larry Greene, Sedro- Woolley, and Greg Weis, Reno, Nev. Other survivors include grandchildren Jeremy, Ashley, Alex, Jordan and Jenny and six great-grandchildren. Barb will be sorely missed and there will be those of us who will attempt to instill many of the positive character traits she possessed. We love you Barb! A service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at Burley Funeral Chapel. A private graveside service will be held for family.

and lived in Omaha until they moved to San Diego, Calif., Portland, Ore., and then on to Coupeville. Marie loved children, animals and gardening. She is a mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and great-great grandmother. She will be truly missed by those who knew and loved her. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Odell, in March 1990. She is survived by her two daughters, Marguerite DeMoor of Coupeville and Mardell Marks of Oregon; one son, Michael DeMoor, of Vancouver, Wash.; six grandchildren, Marlene Rayburn of Florida, Dinah Dayna Kilian of Oregon, Mike DeMoor of Leavenworth, Wash.; 11 great-grandchildren, Jessica, Nick, Rachel, Jordan, Kezia, Amanda, Lauren, Jack, Avette, Harper and Kate; one great-great-grandchild, Eli; and three sisters, Joy, Bernice and Virginia. Special thanks to Careage of Whidbey’s staff, who cared for mom over many years. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday May 5, 2014 at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore. Services have been entrusted to the care of Burley Funeral Chapel.

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Ann Louise Kennedy passed away after a long illness on April 23, 2014, at Island Hospital in Anacortes. Ann was born in Roseberry, Idaho, on Dec. 27, 1929, to William and Ruth Hasebrink. After high school, Ann married William F. Tipton. From that marriage, three children were born, Michael, Leslie and Bradley. William died in 1961. Ann married Richard Kennedy in Elko, Nev., on Aug. 25, 1962, and he became father to the the children. She worked as an administrative officer for Federal

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Civil Service at NAS Whidbey Island, retiring in 1993. Ann was a longtime active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, participating as a St. Cecelia Guild Member, serving coffee and donuts after church services and volunteering whenever asked. She was a member of the Polly Harpole Hospital Guild, volunteering in the gift shop at Whidbey General Hospital, as well as the annual Tour de Whidbey, Chili Feed and annual Card Party Luncheon. Ann also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. Ann was a member of a Book Club and several birthday clubs. Ann loved her God, her family and her many friends and she will be greatly missed. Ann is survived by her children, Michael (Janet) Tipton, Leslie (Steven) Rawlins, Bradley (Terri) Tipton and Mike Kennedy. Also surviving are grandchildren, Todd (Michelle) Adair, Janae (Deon) Midkiff, Joshua Tipton, Matthew, Alexander, and Connor Rawlins, Elizabeth (Mike) Graham and Joshua Loudermilk. She was preceded in death by husbands William Tipton and Richard Kennedy; daughter Allison Kennedy; her parents; a sister, Dorothy Jackson; and brother Robert Walker. A Funeral Mass was celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 30 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, with The Rev. Paul Pluth, JCL presiding. Interment followed at Maple Leaf Cemetery. The family suggests memorial to Habitat for Humanity. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared in Ann’s Book of Memories on the funeral home website at


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Loyce L. Prior

Loyce Larain Prior died peacefully at her home in Oak Harbor on April 26, 2014 at the age of 84. She was born in Michigan

on July 10, 1929 to August and Vivian Porth and was one of 11 children. As a very young child she moved with her family to Yetter, Iowa. Loyce attended a oneroom country school during her elementary grades and then graduated from Lake City High School in Iowa. Following graduation, she remained at home, helping care for her 10 siblings. She met a young man in Yetter, Wayne Prior. On March 15, 1944, she and Wayne were married in Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Wayne was on active duty with the U.S. Navy and Loyce became a military spouse. The Prior Family grew with the addition of four children. The Navy took them to Key West, Fla., for three years and then sent Wayne to sea. Loyce went back to Iowa to live with Wayne’s parents during his deployment. Returning to shore duty, the family moved to Maryland, on to Memphis, then Jacksonville and Stanford, Fla. Loyce was a stay-at-home mom, caring for her family. In 1959, the Prior’s arrived at NAS Whidbey. Oak Harbor was to be their permanent home. Loyce was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Fleet Reserve Association Branch no. 97, the Supreme Emblem Club no. 450 and the Ladies Auxiliary Veterans of Foreign Wars Whitehead-Muzzall Post no. 7392, all of Oak Harbor. She enjoyed crocheting, collecting magazines and was an avid doll collector. Loyce is survived by her husband of 65 years, Wayne, at the family home; three children, Linda Sieffert and husband George of Rio Vista, Calif., Thomas and Linda Prior of Bremerton, Wash., and Wallace Prior of Isleton, Calif.; and two sisters, Lavon Hurter of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Vicky Morey of Lewisville, Texas. Four grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren and 10 greatgreat-grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Prior, in 1966. A Celebration of Life for Loyce Prior will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, at Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, with Chaplain David Lura, USNR (Ret) officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Oak Harbor. Friends and family are encouraged to visit Loyce’s page in the Book of Memories at www.wallinfuneralhome. com to share memories and condolences.


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Wolves win in 7th inning By JIM WALLER Sports editor

The seniors on the Coupeville High School baseball team completed their careers on Robert Sherman Field with a thrilling 5-4 win over Granite Falls Thursday, May 1. In the final home game of the season, the Wolves scored three runs in the sixth inning and two more in the seventh to wipe out a fourrun Tiger lead. Wednesday, in another home game, Coupeville thrashed Sultan 10-3. In the Granite Falls (10-6, 12-7) game, the bottom of the seventh started in dramatic fashion. Jake Tumblin, who drove the ball to the fence for a long out in the first inning, didn’t miss this time. The senior hit a no-doubtabout-it shot over the left field fence to tie the score at 4. After an out, senior Ben Etzell singled. Walks to juniors Aaron Trumbull and Josh Bayne loaded the bases. Etzell scored on a wild pitch to finish the comeback. Singles by Aaron Trumbull and Josh Bayne and a sacrifice fly by Cole Payne highlighted the three-run sixth.

Etzell started on the mound, struck out six and gave up one hit in three and a third innings. Etzell was given the start to tune up for next week’s district tournament opener and was pulled after reaching a pitch limit. Trumbull, a victim of two unearned runs in the fourth when Granite Falls scored all of its runs, took over and blanked the Tigers over the final three innings. Aaron Curtin aided the offense with a double. In the win over Sultan (0-16, 0-17), pitcher C.J. Smith threw a complete game five-hitter with 10 strikeouts and only one earned run. Tumblin went 3-for-3 with a double, two stolen bases, three runs and an RBI. Etzell was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI, Bayne slugged a double and Smith added an RBI single. The Wolves (8-8, 9-8) begin the eight-team, double-elimination district tournament at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at either Meridian (4-7, 8-10) or Nooksack Valley (3-7, 8-9). Before district, Coupeville finishes league play at 3 p.m. at Lakewood (6-10, 7-11) Saturday, May 3.

Wildcat girls win double dual meet By JIM WALLER Sports editor

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Oak Harbor’s Dejon Devroe, right, heads into the first turn on the way to winning the 400 meters Thursday. Devroe also won the 200.

PREP ROUNDUP Soccer Oak Harbor 1, Everett 0 (2 overtimes); Tuesday, April 30. Highlights: J.J. Murphy, goal; Kevin Silveira, shutout. Next: Meadowdale (7-3, 8-4-1) at Oak Harbor (4-6, 6-6-1), 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 5. Archbishop Murphy 7, at Coupeville 0; Tuesday, April 30. Note: Coupeville begins district play at Mount Baker (4-7-1, 5-10-1) at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 7.

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Next: King’s (9-3-1, 10-4-1) at Coupeville (4-8, 5-8-1), 6 p.m. Monday, May 5.

Softball Oak Harbor 17, at Shorewood 5 (5 innings); Tuesday, April 29. Note: Oak Harbor scored 10 runs in the first inning. Highlights: Tricia Sarns, 3 H, 2 2B; Nathalie Gotz, 3 1B; Alexa Findley, 2 1B; Kat Martinez, 5 IP, 8 H, 1 ER.

Archbishop Murphy 5, at Coupeville 3; Tuesday, April 29. Highlights: Madi Roberts, 2 1B; Bree Messner, 2 1B; Emily Coulter, 2 1B; Maddi Strasburg, 3B; McKayla Bailey, 1B; Hailey Hammer, 1B; Tiffany Briscoe, 1B; Emily Licence, 1B. Next: Sultan (8-3, 9-3) at Coupeville (3-11, 4-11), 4 p.m. Monday, May 5. Ferndale 14, at Oak Harbor 4 (5 innings, nonleague); Wednesday, April 30.

The Oak Harbor girls track team won both ends of a double dual meet and the Wildcat boys split Thursday, May 1, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium. The girls edged Mountlake Terrace 78-72 and topped Marysville Getchell 89-61. The boys trimmed Getchell 76-60 and fell to Terrace 82-63. The Wildcat girls won four events: Alex Laiblin (400, 1:04.52; 800, 2:38.54), Jonalynn Horn (3,200, 12:12.1) and the 4x200 relay (Sierra Seabolt, Matti Miesle, Kiesha Watts, Alana Austin, 1:50.68). The Oak Harbor boys also won four events: Dejon Devroe (200, 22.88; 400, 50.53), Blaine Coleman (javelin, 132-10) and Zack Norton (triple jump, 39-03). Devroe’s 400 time is the fourth best among Washington 3A runners this season. Oak Harbor competes in the Stanwood Invitational at 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 9. Other results from Thursday: Girls, second: Jackie Dejesus, 300 hurdles, 51.73; Taylor Deconzo, shot, 33-02; javelin, 100-02; Hayley Lundstrom, (tie) high jump, 4-06; Clair Anderson, (tie) high jump, 4-06; triple jump, 33-09.5; Suzanne Kaltenbach, pole vault, 7; 4x100 (Priya Osborne, Janae Payne, Matti Miesle, Seabolt), 52.36.

Second, boys: Carlton Johnson, 100, 11.3; John Rodeheffer, 1,600, 4:41.27; Tyler Dodd, shot, 43-02; 4x400 (Sebastian Ceaser, Daniel Nunes, Josiah Welch, Ben Danielson), 3:42.58. Third, girls: Seabolt, 100, 12.98; Alana Austin, 200, 28.16; Kaltenbach, 400, 1:05.3; Laiblin, 1,600, 5:25.63; Laura Rodeheffer, 3,200, 13:48.79; Nalani Gabbert, 100 hurdles, 18.11; 300 hurdles, 55.23; Juliet Asperry, pole vault, 6-06; 4x400 (Deja Bunch, Horn, Laiblin, Dejesus), 4:38.52. Third, boys: Devroe, 100, 11.64; Kris Medina, 200, 23.73; John Rodeheffer, 800, 2:09.45; Logan Clark, 3,200, 12:03.77; Jared Gray, 110 hurdles, 18.24; 300 hurdles, 44.66; Keenan Davilla, pole vault, 9-06; 4x100 (names not reported), 46.07. Fourth, girls: Payne, 100, 13.41; Bunch, 400, 1:06.42; Kaltenbach, 800, 2:49.05; Rachel Crowther, 100 hurdles, 18.42; Kaylee Lamb, shot, 32-04.5; Jinai Guzman, javelin, 94-08; Osborne, long jump, 14-11.5; Lundstrom, triple jump, 31-11.5. Fourth, boys: Medina, 100, 11.74; Ceaser, 400, 55.08; Miguel Guzman, 800, 2:10.66; Scot Erickson, 3,200, 13.16.88; Stephen Dixon, 110 hurdles, 18.52; Tyren Perdue, discus, 108; Cameron Ralphs, javelin, 122-04; Norton, long jump, 18-08.5.

Next: Oak Harbor (1-7, 2-13) at Everett (5-4, 6-10), 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6.

10-7; Samantha Martin/McKenzie Bailey, 6-1, 6-0; Bree Daigneault/ Autio, 4-6, 6-3, 10-5.


at Oak Harbor 5, Marysville Getchell 2; Thursday, May 1. Winners: AnnaBelle Whitefoot, 6-2, 6-4; Faith Franssen, 6-2, 6-0; Caterina Amsler, 6-0, 6-3; Chelsea Admire/Hannah Gluth, 6-2, 6-2; Ellysa Bonganay/Erina Horikawa, 6-4, 6-2. Next: Oak Harbor (4-7, 7-7) at Shorecrest (3-5, 4-7), 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 5.

Shorewood 7, Oak Harbor 0; Tuesday, April 29. at Coupeville 4, Granite Falls 1; Tuesday, April 29. Winners: Allie Hanigan, 6-2, 6-2; Jacki Ginnings, 6-2, 6-1; Sydney Aparicio/Wynter Thorne, 6-3, 6-2; Valen Trujillo/Sydney Autio, 6-0,6-4. at Coupeville 3, Lakewood 2; Wednesday, April 30. Winners: Ginnings, 4-6, 7-5,

Coupeville 4, at Archbishop Murphy 3; Thursday, May 1. SEE ROUNDUP, A10

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ROUNDUP CONTINUED FROM A9 Winners: Hanigan, 6-0, 6-4; Ginnings, 6-1, 7-5; Thorne/Ivy Luvera, 6-1, 6-2; Micky LeVine/Trujillo, 6-3, 6-3. Next: Coupeville (4-4, 6-7) at district tournament at South Whidbey, 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7.

Boys Golf Meadowdale 432, Mountlake Terrace 430, at Oak Harbor 433, Glacier Peak 441; Tuesday, April 29. Scores: Mac Kerfoot, 79; Hunter Adams, 86; Raiden Poe, 90; Steven Timm, 91; Aaron Kelley, 93. Meadowdale 283, Oak Harbor 286, Mountlake Terrace 291, at Everett 327, Shorecrest 331 (14 holes, par 51); Wednesday, April 30. Scores: Adams, 55; Kerfoot, 56; Poe, 57, Mason Dieter, 58; Kelley, 60; Timm, 61. Next: Wesco North at Stanwood, 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 5.


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Baseball Glacier Peak 8, at Oak Harbor 4 (8 innings); Wednesday, April 30. Note: Oak Harbor scored in bottom of seventh to force extra innings. The loss eliminated Oak Harbor from postseason play. Highlights: Danny Wolfe, 2 1B; Nate Stanford, 2 1B; Tyler Snavely, 1B; C.J. Meders, 1B. Next: Oak Harbor (5-9, 5-12) at Shorewood (13-1, 16-1), 4 p.m. Monday, May 5.

Track Girls: Lakewood 100, Coupeville 30, at Granite Falls 30. Boys: Lakewood 128, Granite Falls 30, Coupeville 20. First: Marisa Etzell, 400, 1:07.3; Lauren Grove, triple jump, 2705.5; girls 4x200 (names not reported), 1:52.53. Next: Coupeville at Juanita Invitational, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3.

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Oak Harbor’s Bree Roderos tees off for the Wildcats Thursday. Roderos finished third overall in the three-team meet.

Wildcats golfers wrap up home season with win The Oak Harbor High School girls golf team finished its home season with a win Thursday, May 1. The Wildcats carded 504

strokes, defeating Shorecrest at 531. Mountlake Terrace also took part but had only three players; five are needed for a team score. Wildcat Joanna Leete won medalist honors with a 79. She led by only one stroke after the front nine, then

shot a 38 on the back side to pull away from Shorecrest’s Audrey Penner, who carded an 88. Oak Harbor’s Bree Roderos (97) and KC Winfield (101) finished third and fourth. Resego Mooki (108),

Hailey Beecher (119) and Marisa Sligh (121) rounded out the field for Oak Harbor. Oak Harbor finishes the regular season when it joins Glacier Peak at Stanwood at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 8.

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I love a good blog and there are hundreds of thousands to chose from. I have carefully organized bookmark folders on my computer arranged by topics of interest to me. Two clicks and before me I’ll find a beautiful quilt design, amazing photography, a meaningful quote, a gardening idea, a political discussion or a new recipe. It was a story this week, called “The Breakfast Club,” that has captivated my thoughts. It was written by PAT SKUD and shared with a small group of us who sat around a dining room table in a Devries Road home. Some of us sipped coffee, others tea. We ate carrot cake and frosted banana squares, served on china. As I gazed into the eyes of this dignified group of women, all who have lived in Oak Harbor a good many years if not all of their lives, I considered the wonders of story-telling. Enduring friendship. Personal connection. And losses made bearable when there is love. These ladies have met each month for eight years. It began as a Lenten exercise at the First United Methodist Church in Oak Harbor. At that time, they met for six weeks, wrote about their spiritual journeys and shared those experiences with each other. ANITA DRAGOO was the first hostess. When the six-week activity ended, they realized their deepening bond with each other. The group began writing about a host of topics, each month meeting to gaze across the table at beloved friends and share their lives. Pat Skud writes about the various homes she and her husband lived in, cars they drove and pets they loved. DJ RANSDELL writes poetry and is proud of the fact that several of her poems have been picked up on poetry websites. Dragoo seized the idea of writing about her extensive teaching career that spanned the world and eventually authored the book “Not in Kansas Anymore,” available at Wind & Tide Bookshop. ELIZABETH GALLOWAY writes about mothering two sets of twins and working as a registered nurse beside Oak Harbor physicians in a busy medical clinic before retiring. CAROLINE WILLIAMS wrote this week about some of the kids in her Oak Harbor High School sophomore class who moved off the island and bid their childhood friends a tearful goodbye when the U.S. government purchased their family farms. The year was 1942, the world was at war and it was decided that a naval air station must be built on Whidbey Island to enhance the safety of American citizens. It’s one thing to read facts about World War II and make anonymous, theoretical comments on a blog. It’s quite another to listen to stories read out loud, watch a writer’s expression and reflect about profound life events over a piece of cake. The Breakfast Club began decades ago when Pat Skud and her husband, BERNIE, first moved to Oak Harbor. Bernie had enjoyed a prestigious, 40-year career as a marine biologist and together they chose Oak Harbor as their retirement community. A sizable collection of new friends began meeting that first year to celebrate birthdays and club members spent the next 30 years together. There was so much to be happy about. When the Breakfast Club meets next time, there will be three remaining members. Pat’s beloved Bernie passed away suddenly April 16. I’ve learned that when the storyteller is surrounded by connection and caring – real people who offer love and a shared experience with loss -- life is not only bearable but beautiful.

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Sherry McWherter, who’s called Oak Harbor her home for 29 years, lost her trailer and nearly everything she owned in a mobile home fire April 25. The cause of the fire points to an electrical issue at the breaker panel.

Trailer fire takes away precious possessions but not the resolve of Oak Harbor woman By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

When her 22-year marriage ended in divorce, Sherry McWherter admits she struggled to get over it. But after years of being down, things were starting to look up. McWherter moved into an Oak Harbor mobile home in December, gifted to her by her daughter and son-in-law. With her antique oak furniture and oil paintings, and a new tile floor and appliances installed by her son-in-law, the interior looked great, according to her daughter Amanda Glaspie. “It’s just a trailer,” Glaspie said, “but she had million dollar things inside.” In a cruel twist, McWherter lost the trailer and nearly all of those items in an electrical fire April 25.

And now she’s picking up the pieces of her life again. The fire destroyed enough of the structure at the trailer park on Oak Harbor Road for it to be considered a total loss, with damages estimated at $46,000, according to fire chief Ray Merrill with the Oak Harbor Fire Department. Knowing that the mobile home was uninsured made the experience for McWherter that much more horrific. “I’m still in mild shock,” she said Thursday. McWherter, 51, said she remembers awakening then falling back to sleep in the early morning hours of April 25 until a sound jolted her out of bed at close to 4 a.m. “I heard a ‘crack pop.’ I jumped,” she said. “I didn’t know what it was.” A preliminary investigation into the cause of the fire pointed to an

electrical issue at the breaker panel, Merrill said. The panel was located on a wall next to McWherter’s bed in her bedroom. It was encased in a wooden cabinet for decorative purposes. She said when she opened the wooden door, flames were shooting out of the breaker panel. “I wanted to open it. There was no way,” she said of the metal door. That set off panic. She screamed for her grandchildren and a family dog who regularly visited but were not there on that occasion. She looked around at the home she had made, realizing it was all about to go up in smoke. She wanted to try to shut off the main breaker switch but couldn’t get near it. SEE FIRE, A14

The fire also stole memories from Sherry McWherter, including a photo of her dad, Jerry Romine, holding her when she was a toddler on Easter Sunday in Houston, Texas. Her dad passed away in November. It was McWherter’s only copy of that photo.

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Town welcomes canoe racers to annual festival By MEGAN HANSEN Editor

The Penn Cove Water Festival will once again honor the region’s Native American heritage with canoe races, performances and education. The Water Festival allows Northwest tribes to share their heritage through tribal dancing, singing, storytelling, native artists’ booths and demonstrations. The event also includes food such as fry bread and salmon cooked over an alder wood fire. The annual festival kicks off 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, with Native American storyteller Lou Labombard sharing oral traditions around a bonfire at Pacific Rim Institute. Saturday will feature traditional canoe races throughout the day. The races run between the Coupeville boat launch and Coupeville wharf and

Photo By Lynda Imburgia and Penn Cove Water Festival

A series of canoe races will be held throughout the day between the Coupeville boat launch and wharf. Races can be seen from viewpoints along Front Street. can be seen from the wharf and along viewpoints on Front Street. This year’s festival will be dedicated to the late artist Roger Purdue, said festival president Vicky Reyes. Purdue’s art designs have

been featured for decades as festival logos. Prior to Purdue’s passing this year, he gifted many more pieces for future festivals. Reyes said his artwork will be displayed at the

Coupeville Library. It will also be for sale at the Native Spirit Art Show and Island County Historical Museum. A ceremony to honor Purdue will be held before  the  Tsimshian  danc-

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wharf. A juried art show featuring some of the Northwest’s Native American and Native American-theme artists will be held at the Coupeville Recreation Hall on May 10 and 11. Demonstrations by many of the artists will take place during show hours. In cooperation with Pacific Rim Institute, there will be a 2 p.m. shuttle run between the festival and institute to provide attendees the opportunity of experiencing one of the annual prairie tours held on Saturday. n For more information about the festival, go to www.

PENN COVE WATER FESTIVAL 2014 SCHEDULE and PERFORMERS FRIDAY, MAY 9th 8:00 pm ≈ Storytelling around the bonfire with Lou LaBombard, Anthropologist and Lecturer (Immediately after the last Prairie Tour of the day at Pacific Rim Institute) SAtURDAY, MAY 10th 10:00 am ≈ The Shifty Sailors at the Farmers Market, Sea Shanties and Maritime Music 11:00 am ≈ Festival Welcome − Main Stage − Mayor Nancy Conard * PCWF President, Vicky Reyes * Gifts of Bread, Ramona Laster 11:15 am ≈ The Shifty Sailors − Main Stage 11:30 am ≈ Storytelling by Lou LaBombard − Block House 12:00 pm ≈ Festival Welcome − Canoe Launch Progress on the Canoe Races will be broadcast by KWPA from the Wharf 12:15 pm ≈ Peter Ali − Main Stage − Flute and much more! 1:15 pm ≈ J.P. Falcon Grady − Main Stage −Guitarist, singer and songwriter 2:00 pm ≈ Storytelling by Gary Stroutsos − Coupeville Library (Sponsored by Friends of the Library) 2:30 pm ≈ Swil Kanim − Main Stage − Violinist, Storyteller, Poet 3:30 pm ≈ Storytelling by Lou LaBombard − Block House 4:00 pm ≈ Remembering Roger Purdue with the Tshimshain Haayuuk Dancers − Main Stage Traditional and ceremonial dances with audience participation SAtURDAY−SUNDAY, MAY 10-11th Juried Art Show − Coupeville Recreation Hall There will be opportunities to meet the performers and purchase CD’s throughout the day. Don’t miss Russell Morton, The Bead Man, who will be displaying his Four Seasons of Water, a six-year beading project. In between performers, visit the Art Show in the Coupeville Recreation Hall, the vendors and exhibitors on Front Street, check out the youth activities, and sample the salmon tacos. You can also take the 2 pm shuttle from Coupeville to the Pacific Rim Institute for a special tour of the Prairie in full bloom. The best places for viewing the canoe races are the Coupeville Wharf and the open decks on Front Street.  

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FIRE CONTINUED FROM A12 The last thing she wanted to do was to run out the door and watch everything she owned be scorched. The trailer contained nearly all of her sentimental possessions, from family photos to her daughter’s art pieces to her grandmother’s pearls. Black smoke eventually chased her out of the house coughing and wearing nothing but a pair of shorts and a night shirt. By the time the Oak Harbor Fire Department reached the scene, smoke was billowing out of windows. Firefighters from Whidbey Island Naval Air Station also helped extinguish the blaze. “I do not have insurance,” McWherter said. “The last thing I wanted to do was lose my home. I have worked so hard to try to get back on my feet and to make a home. I’ve always worked hard in my life to make a home for my family and do things so they can have a good life. “It may not seem like much to other people, but it was everything to me.” Despite this latest hurdle, McWherter is grateful. She wasn’t injured. Nor was anyone else. The American Red Cross paid for a six-day stay at a nearby motel, and the

Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

The living room inside Sherry McWherter’s trailer was charred by the destructive fire April 25. Opportunity Council of Island County extended that two more days. After the fire, McWherter’s wardrobe was reduced to the clothes she had on, plus a flannel jacket and pair of tennis shoes she had left outside. She has received support from her church, Christ the King in Oak Harbor, and a gift bag from the Garage of Blessings. Her biggest blessing, however, is her family. A former registered nurse with a degree from the University of Washington, McWherter helped raise three children who all went on to college and earned degrees.

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McWherter, who lives off a disability check from a heart condition, will eventually move in with Glaspie and her family in Oak Harbor until she can get back on her feet again. “She was a great mom,” Glaspie said of her upbringing. “She put a lot of effort into making sure we did our homework. She’s done a lot for us as we’ve gotten older. My brother (Daniel Cromwell) has a master’s degree in science. I have an associate’s in nursing. My sister (Michelle Cromwell) is a registered nurse.” Glaspie has set up a fund to raise money to help rebuild her mother’s life at an online fundraising site. It can be accessed at www.gofundme. com/8nxuy0 The Oak Harbor Tavern also is planning a spaghetti dinner fundraiser May 17. Most pressing is the need

to raise money to move the damaged mobile home off the lot. With so many more immediate needs, McWherter can’t imagine she’ll ever be able to afford restoration of many of her most endearing items charred by intense heat. She’ll just pick up the pieces and move on. Most family photos were lost. One of her favorites, showing her father holding her when she was a toddler on Easter in Houston, Texas, is still attached to the refrigerator door, curled and badly damaged. “The older you get, the harder it is to start over,” McWherter said. “Maybe this is a sign to open new doors. I have hope. I’m a believer. “I should have burned up in that fire. I should be dead. There’s a reason that I’m not.”

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n Air Force Airman 1st Class JACOB J. CROUCH graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare princiCROUCH ples and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Crouch is the son of Sandra and Jim Crouch of Oak Harbor. He is a 2009 graduate of Oak Harbor High School. n Air Force Airman ANDREW S. FRAKES graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Frakes is the son of Brion and Connie Frakes of Trimble, Mo. He is a 2004 graduate of Oak Harbor High School.


n LITTLE LAMBS PRESCHOOL at Concordia Lutheran Church, 590 N. Oak Harbor St., is accepting registrations for the 2014-15 school year, beginning in September for ages 3 and 4. The teaching staff is experienced in preschool education, which is characterized by a love for Jesus, a love for children and a dedication to providing the best environment and experiences for learning and kindergarten readiness. For more information, call the church office at 360-675-2548. n WHIDBEY ISLAND FRIENDS MEETING, also known as Quakers, holds their regular meeting for worship 4-5 p.m. Sundays at the Unitarian Universalist building, 20103 Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland. This time of silent worship together may include spoken messages. For more information, visit or email Tom Ewell at


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United States and viewing of the documentary, “A Place at the Table,” 7-9 p.m. May 9. A discussion will follow, moderated by Lisa Clark, director of the Island County Opportunity Council. Also, Jean Wieman of North Whidbey Help House and Vivian Rogers-Decker of SPIN Cafe will participate. Canned food donations and freewill offerings are welcomed to benefit North Whidbey Help House.

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Saturday May 3

Boy Scouts of America Island District annual Camporee, May 3, Joseph Whidbey State Park, Oak Harbor. The public is welcome to visit the camporee event free of charge. Competition stations include first aid, orienteering, knot tying, pioneering, fire building, leave no trace, plant identification, hike-in inspections, campsite inspections and a cooking contest. Visitors should use the park entrance at the corner of Swantown Road and Crosby Road. A Washington State Parks Discover Pass is required for parking of more than 15 minutes. To join Scouting, contact David Read at dread@mountbak or 360-320-9991. Relay for Life garage sale, 8 a.m.-noon, May 3, 2130 Crossroads Circle, Oak Harbor. South Whidbey Garden Club plant sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 3, Highway 525 just north of Sebo’s hardware store in Bayview. Look for blue umbrellas, colorful balloons and a huge selection of plants. Proceeds from the plant sale help fund horticultural beautification projects, educational programs and scholarships throughout South Whidbey. 360-341-4325. Oak Harbor Girl Scouts food drive, 9 a.m.noon, May 3, Albertson’s, Oak Harbor. Girl Scouts will be collecting food donations to benefit the North Whidbey Help House. Spring cleaning paper shredding event, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., May 3, Alaska USA Mortgage Company, 650 N.E. Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. Bring up to two bags of your documents to shred to de-clutter and protect yourself from identity theft. 360-679-9755. Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Whidbey Chapter, 9:45-11:45 a.m., May 3, Ciao Restaurant, 701 N. Main St., Coupeville. Monthly discussion of climate solutions. Meeting begins with national conference call. All welcome. 360-679-6778 or Coupeville Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 3, Alexander Street behind the library, Coupeville. Fresh produce, Whidbey artists and crafters, food vendors. 360-678-4288, or Whidbey Island Chicken Coop Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., May 3, islandwide. Self-guided tour and fifth


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A three-time member of Seattle’s National Poetry Slam team and 2008 Seattle Grand-Slam Champion, he remains atop the list of spoken word artists in national and international poetry communities. 360-675-5115.

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Maylor dock was once the center of shipping and receiving of merchandise and produce for Oak Harbor. It also was the hub of water transportation. The dock, named after brothers John and Joe Maylor, was built in 1893. It burned down in a large fire in 1966. As part of a “Looking Back” series, local author and pioneer descendant Peggy Darst Townsdin is sharing photos with the Whidbey News-Times and its readers. Townsdin’s new photo history book, “Oak Harbor,” is out. To buy a book or have a book mailed, contact Townsdin at pctowns or call 360-678-5970. annual event offers visitors some of Whidbey’s most clever coops and enclosures. Six stops on this year’s tour from Oak Harbor to Clinton. Tour is hosted by the Rock’n Doodle 4-H Poultry Club. Tour hosts and coop owners will be on hand at every location to share their experiences with chicken care, coop design and more. Tickets and tour maps are $10 per person or carpool. Tickets are available at Bayview Farm and Garden and Skagit Farmers Supply stores in Oak Harbor and Freeland. Marine shoreline landowner workshop, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., May 3, Coupeville Recreation Hall. Island County residents wanting to learn how they can protect maintain and their shoreline property are invited to this free workshop. The event, hosted by the Northwest Straits Foundation and the Island County Marine Resources Committee, will feature a presentation by Jim Johannessen, a coastal processes expert, and an educational beach walk. Please bring clothing appropriate to the weather and sturdy shoes for the beach walk. Workshop topics include slope stability and habitat, how and why beaches and bluffs change over time, and shoreline permitting and regulations. 360-733-1725. Spring fashion show and luncheon, Oak Harbor Emblem Club, noon, May 3, Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 361 Ernst Street. Door prizes and raffle. Styles by Christopher & Banks. Tickets $15. 360240-0509.

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Tilth Farmers’ Market opens, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., May 4, 2812 Thompson Road off Highway 525, between Bayview and Freeland. The South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market begins its 43rd season with a May Pole dance to the tunes of Island Strings. There will be a wide variety of vegetable starts to plant a summer garden, including several different varieties of tomato, both cherry and slicing. Local artisans on hand. Children’s area. Market is open until 2 p.m. every Sunday through Oct. 26. 206-818-1859, or or

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Senior Day at Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens, 1-3 p.m., May 6, 2319 Zylstra Road, Oak Harbor. New event co-hosted by Oak Harbor Senior Center. Fun and informative afternoon is open to all seniors on Whidbey and beyond. Program will cover challenges that irk an aging gardener and will demonstrate adaptive techniques for joints and muscles. There will be a tour of our propagation greenhouse and display gardens. Free. 360679-5044, or or www. “Farm Planning for Livestock Owners, Part I,” 5:30-7:30 p.m., May 6, Coupeville Library. Twopart farm planning work-

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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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Temporary Laborer I s l a n d C o u n t y P u bl i c Works - South Whidbey road shop has openings for temp road maintenance laborers for flagging, road maint and vegetation mgt. Clean and valid driver’s license with no restrictions required. Flagger card preferred. Closes 5/8/14. For application and info Or call (360) 678-7919 or from So. Whidbey (360) 321-5111 x 7919 EOE

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Long Term Care experience preferred APPLY IN PERSON: Careage of Whidbey 311 NE 3rd Street Coupeville, WA 98239 or email MA/LPN WANTED for fast paced medical clinic in Oak Harbor. Full-time position with some Saturdays. Benefits included. Fax resume to (360)-675-3091. Email resume to

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or mail to: NOC nurse needed Sound Publishing, Inc. Long Term Care 19426 68th Avenue S. experience preferred Kent, WA 98032, ATTN: HR/COV APPLY IN PERSON: Sound Publishing is an Careage of Whidbey Equal Opportunity Em311 NE 3rd Street ployer (EOE) and Coupeville, WA strongly supports diver98239 sity in the wor kplace. or email Check out our website to find out more about us! Need extra cash? Place your classified ad today! Call 1-800-388-2527 or Employment Go online 24 hours a Restaurant day


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$199,000. 1,467 SF, 3 BR, 2 BA home on large corner lot. Located in the beautiful Shangri La Community. Large master suite. Bright, open kitchen. Mud/ laundr y room. 2 car garage. Priva t e c o m mu n i t y p a r k and pier with ammenities. Featuring fishing, crabbing & clam digging. FSBO 360-6784798.

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C AT E R I N G K I T C H E N and Store Front for rent. Located in Downtown O a k H a r b o r. F u l l y equipped catering kitchen with store front and d i s p l ay c a s e . Wa s a bakery and deli, now for rent. 900 SF, tur nkey ready with all equipment. $1,250 month. Call Scott, 360-969-0249

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BEAUTIFUL HIGHBANK Waterfront. 3,600 SF, 3 bed, 3 bath on 10 acres. Kitchen appliances, washer / dryer hookups, and 3 car garage. Freshly painted like new inside! $2,200 per month. 403-249-4476.

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WERE YOU IMPLANTED WITH A ST. JUDE RIATA DEFIBRILLATOR LEAD WIRE between June 2001 and December 2010? Have you had this lead replaced, capped or did you receive shocks f r o m t h e l e a d ? Yo u m ay b e e n t i t l e d t o compensation. Contact Attorney Charles Johnson 1-800-535-5727 Found

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Peaceful 7+ acres with Craftsman home and outbuildings. #560990 $399,500 321-6400

Well-maintained 3 BR on corner park lot. Shed and carport. #624258 $58,000 675-7200

If you are missing or have found a stray cat or dog on Whidbey Island p l e a s e c o n t a c t WA I F Animal Shelter to file a l o s t o r fo u n d r e p o r t . WAIF can be reached at either (360) 678-8900 ext. 1100 or (360) 321WAIF (9243) ext. 1100.


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An auto auction will be held @ Scotty’s Towing, 1695 Main St., Freeland, WA @ 11 AM on May 8th, 2014, 3 hour preview 1. ‘86 Toyota pickup, VIN: JT4RN55R660225739 2. ‘02 Ford Focus, VIN: 1FAFP34P32W149586 Legal No. 559515 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record May 3, 2014.

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will hold a public hearing on Wednesday May 14, 2014 beginning at 3:00 PM, at Langley City Hall Council Chambers, 112 Second Street, Langley, WA , o n t h e fo l l ow i n g proposals: 1. Procedural changes to design review 2. E s t a bl i s h m e n t o f a Site Plan Review Process 3. A new land use table that identifies permitted, secondary, conditional and prohibited uses a. Ta bl e i s c o n s i s t e n t with the Langley Comprehensive Plan 4. New landscaping and tree retention standards a. Protection for significant trees b. Improved landscaping standards c. Landscaping and tree planting requirements for parking lots d. I m p r o v e d c l e a r i n g standards and per mit processing 5. S E PA p r o c e d u r a l amendments addressing appeals and clarifying existing categorical exemptions 6. Elimination of an overlay zone in downtown, r e zo n e p a r c e l s t o b e within the Central Business District a. C o n s i s t e n t w i t h t h e city’s future land use map in the comprehensive plan PAB Public Hear ing Members of the public are cordially invited to attend this public hearing and provide comments to the Planning Advisory Board. Written comments may also be submitted to the public record before the public hearing to Jeff Arango, Director of Community Planning, PO Box 366, Langley, WA 98260. Information on the proposals is available for rev i ew a t L a n g l ey C i t y Hall, 112 Second Street, Langley, during regular business hours or through the City’s webs i t e a t w w w. l a n g l e y Legal No. 559564 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. May 3, 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 , 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 112 9 - 2 0 1 2 , D e b r a Va n 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.

M. WHITEHEAD; WILLIAM M. WHITEHEAD II; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; A N D A L L PA R T I E S CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE REAL PROPERTY COMMONLY K N OW N A S 5 7 4 8 D AY M A R P L A C E , FREELAND, WA 98249; Defendant s . ICSO LOG NO. 14R-0013 NO. 13-2-00453-9 SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY TO : T H E U N K N OW N HEIRS AND ASSIGNS OF STUART M. WHITEHEAD; THE UNKNOWN DEVISEES OF STUART M. WHITEHEAD; WILLIAM M. WHITEHEAD II; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; occupants of the Premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real property described in the complaint: 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: T H AT P O R T I O N O F THE NORTHERLY 460 FEET OF LOT 1, WHERE SHIPS PASS, DELINEATED AS LOT 3 OF SHORT PLAT NO. 025/92.S8405-00-00001 - 1 A P P R OV E D S E P TEMBER 24, 1993 AS RECORDED SEPTEMBER 24,1993 AS AUDITOR’S FILE NO. 93019202 IN VOLUME 2 O F S H O R T P L AT S , PAGE 419, RECORDS OF ISLAND COUNTY, WASHINGTON. Also commonly known as 5748 Daymar Place, Fr e e l a n d WA 9 8 2 4 9 . Ta x Pa r c e l N u m b e r : S8405-00-00001-7; Key No, 678411 The sale of the abovedescribed property is to take place: TIME: 10:00 a.m. DATE: JUNE 27, 2014 PLACE: FRONT STEPS ISLAND COUNTY LAW AND JUSTICE CENTER 101 NE 6TH STREET, COUPEVILLE, WASHINGTON The judgment debtor/s can avoid the sale by p ay i n g t h e j u d g m e n t amount of $148,429.31, 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 29th day of April, 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. 559527 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and June 7, 2014.

LEGAL NOTICE Notice of meeting of Island County Conservation Futures Citizens’ Advisory Board. Notice is hereby given that the Island County Conservation Futures Citizens’ Advisory Board will hold a public meeting at 6:00 p m o n M o n d ay, M ay 12th, 2014, at the County Commissioner’s Hearing Room, located at 1 NE 6th St, Coupeville, Washington. The purpose of this meeting is to gain public input and comments concerning the applications submitted for the purpose of obtaining Conservation Futures Funds. An application proposes to purchase conser vation easements on farmland located on Monroe Landing Road near Oak Harbor, Washington. Additional applications propose Maintenance and Operation funding for Trillium Community Forest near Greenbank Washington and Iverson Preserve on Camano Island Washington. Persons requiring auxiliary aids/service should call Island County Human Resources, North Whidbey 360-679-7372, South Whidbey 360-3215111 X7372, Camano 360-387-3443 X7372, twenty-four hours prior to the scheduled event. Legal No. 559485 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record May 3, 10, 2014.

Bayview Cemetary Association will hold their CITY OF LANGLEY annual meeting on May PLANNING 14, 2014. Elections of ADVISORY BOARD Officers will be held. NOTICE OF PUBLIC Meeting will take place HEARING at the American Legion Hall St. Rt. 525 Clinton, Notice is hereby given that the City of Langley Washington at 5:30PM. Planning Advisory Board Legal No. 559507

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Notice is hereby given that the City of Oak Harbor will conduct a public sale of the contents of Storage Shed 4-02 at the Oak Harbor Marina 1401 SE Catalina Drive, Oak Harbor, Washington o n M ay 1 7 , 2 0 1 4 a t 11:00 a.m. There will be a public inspection of the shed at 10:45 a.m. on the date of the sale. Chris Sublet Harbormaster Oak Harbor Marina 1401 SE Catalina Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277 (360) 279-4575 Legal No. 559468 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record May 3, 2014.


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WILLIAM EDWIN HOLT and DEBBI LYNN HOLT, Deceased. No. 14-4-00091-1 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative ofthese estates. Any person having a claim against the decedents must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of fue 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 ser ved or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020 (1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within tins time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedents’ probate and nonprobate assets.

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DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: May 3, 2014 PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: HAROLD LEE GAPPA ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE: Jacob Cohen ADDRESS FOR MAILING OR SERVICE: Cohen, Manni, Theune & Manni, LLP Post Office Box 889 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Cour t of probate proceedings and cause number: Island County Superior Court Island County Cour thouse Post Office Box 5000 Coupeville, WA 98239 Probate Cause Number: 14-4-00091-1 Legal No. 559472 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record May 3, 10, 17, 2014.

statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court 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 PUBLICATION: A p r i l 2 6 , 2014 /s/ John Henry Allison, Jr. John Henry Allison, Jr., Personal Representative c/o SOMERS TAMBLYN KING PLLC 2 9 5 5 - 8 0 t h Av e n u e S.E., Suite 201 Mercer Island, Washington 98040-2960 S O M E R S TA M B LY N KING PLLC By /s/ Jennifer L. King Jennifer L. King, WSBA #27528 Attorney for Petitioner Legal No. 557876 Published: The Whidbey

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AND DEVISEES OF The Estate of Joe C. Byers aka SD Byers aka Joe Clement Byers; DOES 1-10 inclusive; UNKNOWN OCCUPANTS of the subject real property; PARTIES IN POSSESSION of the subject real property; PARTIES CLAIMING A RIGHT TO POSSESSION of the subject property; and also, all other unknown persons or parties claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described in the Complaint herein /// THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO THE SAID DEFENDANTS: Yo u a r e h e r e by s u m moned to appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty days after the 19th day of April, 2014, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court, and answer the complaint of the Plaintiff, LIBERTY HOME EQUIT Y S O L U T I O N S, a n d serve a copy of your answer upon the unders i g n e d a t t o r n e y s fo r P l a i n t i f f, M c C a r t hy & Holthus, LLP at the office below stated; and in case of your failure so to do, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The basis for the complaint is a foreclosure of the property commonly known as 3515 S. East Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA 9 8 2 8 2 , I S L A N D County, Washington for

failure to pay loan amounts when due. DATED: 4/10/2014 M c C a r t hy & H o l t h u s, LLP /s/ Mary Stearns [x] Mar y Stearns, WSBA #42543 [ ] Andrew E. Hall, WSBA #46152 [ ] Joseph Ward McIntosh WSBA #39470 [ ] Robert William McDonald WSBA #43842 19735 10th Avenue NE, Ste. N200 Poulsbo, WA 98370 (855) 809-3977 Attorneys for Plaintiff Legal No. 556405 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014.

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KING IN PROBATE In the Matter of the Estate of JULIA ANNE ALLISON, Deceased. NO. 14-4-02349-6 SEA PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e

NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the hereinafter described vessel, together with appurtenances, will be sold at public auction to the highest and best bidder for cash pursuant to RCW 53.08.310 et seq., at the Oak Harbor Marina, located at 1401 SE Catalina Drive, in the C i t y o f O a k H a r b o r, County of Island, at 10:00 a.m. on the 17th day of May 2014, to satisfy Marina charges, including costs of sale and related legal expenses. VESSEL NO. A N D NAME Documented DenJim LAST KNOW OWNER AND ADDRESS James Mathis 1115 Sidney St Oak Harbor, WA . 98277 DESCRIPTION OF VESSEL 35’ 1978 Mainship Diesel Power Boat White Hull Slip F-29 Conditions of sale are listed at the Harbor Master’s Office, Oak Harbor Marina, 1401 SE Catalina Drive, Oak Harbor, Washington. OAK HARBOR MARINA Chris Sublet Oak Harbor Marina Harbormaster 1401 SE Catalina DR. Oak Harbor, WA. 98277 Legal No. 559463 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record May 3, 2014.

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after review of a comp l e t e d e nv i r o n m e n t a l checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request at city hall PO Box 366 Langley, WA 98260 or online at The proposed amendments constitute a GMA a c t i o n u n d e r WAC 197-11-340(2)(v) and the City of Langley will not therefore act upon t h e p r o p o s a l s fo r 1 4 days from May 3, 2014. Comments may be submitted to the above address by May 19, 2014. An appeal of this threshold determination must be filed within 10 days from the close of the comment per iod (May 30, 2014). PUBLIC NOTICE Legal No. 559565 DETERMINATION OF Published: The Whidbey NONSIGNIFICANCE Notice is given under the News Times, The South State Environmental Pol- Whidbey Record. icy Act (SEPA), RCW May 3, 2014. 43.21C.080, that the City o f L a n g l ey, i n a c c o r SEPA NOTICE dance with WAC OAK HARBOR 197-11-340, did on May WATER SYSTEM 3, 2014 issue a DetermiPLAN UPDATE n a t i o n o f N o n s i g n i f i - PROJECT PROPOSAL cance with a four teen A N D L O C AT I O N : T h e (14) day comment peri- City invites you to como d o n a p r o p o s a l fo r ment on its Draft Water amendments to the city’s System Plan. The State development regulations of Washington, Departincluding tree preserva- ment of Health requires t i o n a n d l a n d s c a p i n g that the City update its standards. Water System Plan eveThe City of Langley as ry six years. The Draft the lead agency for this Water System Plan proproposal has determined jects the City’s demand that it does not have a for water until the year probable significant ad- 2060; addresses the waverse impact on the en- ter distribution system vironment. An environ- that will be needed to mental impact statement is not required under Continued on RCW 43.21C030 (2) (c). next page..... The decision was made

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meet this demand, implements a water use efficiency program, discusses how the City’s existing wells will be protected, how the City water system will be maintained, and how new water system improvements will be funded. Under the Draft Water System Plan, there are a number of capital projects proposed to improve and expand Oak Harbor’s water system including extending the west side water main and constructing a new north booster pump station. The total cost of all projects in the 6-year planning period is projected to be $17.2 million dollars. These costs will primarily be covered by monthly water rates going to the water fund. D E T E R M I N AT I O N O F COMPLETENESS: The SEP-14-00001 application, submitted on March 17,2014 by Mr. Arnold Peterschmidt, Project Engineer, for the City of Oak Harbor, has been determined complete for the purpose of processing as of April 14, 2014. SEPA COMMENT PERIO D : To m a ke w r i t t e n comments, please mail or hand-deliver specific comments to: City of Oak Harbor, Development Services Department, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277, no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 1 9 , 2 0 1 4 . I f yo u h ave questions regarding this proposal or would like to receive a copy of the S E PA e n v i r o n m e n t a l checklist, please contact the Development Services Department at (360) 279-4510, bet we e n 8 : 0 0 a . m . a n d 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. PUBLIC HEARING REQUIRED: The Planning Commission pUblic hear ing for the Water System Plan is tentativel y s c h e d u l e d fo r M ay 27,2014 at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor. E N V I R O N M E N TA L DOCUMENTS AND/OR STUDIES APPLICABLE TO T H I S P R O J E C T : Draft Water System Plan (Gray and Osborne Inc.) and SEPA environment a l c h e ck l i s t , SEP-1400001. ESTIMATED DATE OF DECISION: It is anticipated that a SEPA determination will be made at the end of the comment period. At that time, another comment period will be opened on the SEPA determination. To receive notification of the decision on this proposal, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope and request a Notification of Decision for SEPA environmental checklist SEP-14-00001 from the City of Oak H a r b o r, D eve l o p m e n t Ser vices Depar tment, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Lisa Bebee Permit Coordinator Legal No. 559562 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. May 3, 2014 THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In Re the Estate of Lila Fredrick Coats, Deceased. NO. 13-4-00238-0 N OT I C E TO C R E D I -

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TORS RCW 11.40.030 The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy ofthe claim and filing the original 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 ser ved or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020 (1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: Saturday, April 26, 2014 Personal Representative: Linda Sue Fauth Attor ney for Personal Representative: M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236. (360) 341-1515. DATED this 17, day of April, 2014. /s/Linda Sue Fauth Linda Sue Fauth, Personal Representative Attorneys for Personal Representative: /s/M. Douglas Kelly M. Douglas Kelly, WSBA # 6550 Kelly & Harvey law Offices, L.L.P P.O. Box 290 Clinton, WA 98236 Legal No. 558280 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. A p r i l 2 6 , M ay 3 , 1 0 , 2014.

in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to a co-personal representative or the co-personal representatives’ 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 copersonal representatives 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 Publication: April 26, 2014. Co--Personal Representatives: Helen M. Edens Nancy Slovik Carter Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives: M. Douglas Kelly, Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, LLP, PO Box 290, Clinton, WA, 98236. (360) 341-1515. DATED this 9th day of April, 2014. /s/Helen M. Edens H e l e n M . E d e n s, C o Personal Representative /s/Nancy Slovik Carter Nancy Slovik Carter, CoPersonal Representative Attorneys for Personal Representative /s/M. Douglas Kelly M. Douglas Kelly WSBA # 6550 Kelly & Harvey Law Offices, L.L.P. P.O. Box 290 Clinton, WA 98236 Legal No. 557871 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. A p r i l 2 6 , M ay 3 , 1 0 , 2014.

THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR ISLAND COUNTY In Re the Estate of William J. Manning, Deceased. No.14 4 00093 8 N OT I C E TO C R E D I TORS RCW 11.40.030 The co-personal representatives named below have been appointed as co-personal representatives of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim

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SETTLEMENT CONTINUED FROM A1 the Pioneer Way project for the desecration of a Native American burial ground. The city was warned by state officials about the possibility of cultural artifacts in the area, but neglected to hire an archaeologist as recommended. The city already spent about $3.5 million on archaeology and other costs associated with the unearthing of the burial ground, the city engineer estimated. Dirt containing the sensitive items were piled on public and private property all over the city; archaeologist had to sift through thousands of square foot of earth. On Tuesday, council members went into executive session and then came out and quickly passed the agreements without any discussion about the details. The terms, however, appeared to be identical to the preliminary information reported by the Whidbey News-Times in March, according to city Finance Director Doug Merriman. The tribe will receive a total of $2 million from the

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A section of Pioneer Way was fenced off so that archaeologists could recover Native American remains in 2011. city’s and the contractors’ insurance providers. Merriman said he isn’t sure of the exact percentages, but City Administrator Larry Cort previously said the city’s insurance provider will cover $1.2 million. In addition, the city will turn over the deed to old city shop to the tribes for a cemetery for all the recovered remains, artifacts and possibly even the dirt in which the items were buried. The two-acre property is located at the top of Southeast City Beach Street. Assessed value is more than $600,000, according to the Island County Assessor’s website. Archaeologists recovered more than 4,300 human

bones or bone fragments, nearly 17,000 non-human bone fragments and more than 44,000 “pre-contact or historic artifacts or artifact fragments,” according to a declaration by M. Brian Cladoosby, chairman of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. Merriman said there are details that need to be figured out, but the settlement probably won’t come back to the council unless something significant changes. “One thing that needs to be worked out is how do we transfer a deed between a municipality and a tribe,” he said, adding that the city still wants to have zoning control over the property.

The general election this fall has the potential of creating a sea change in Island County government. A total of nine county officials are up for reelection, if they should so choose. The filing period for those seeking the seats is already close at hand. Candidates must file during the week of May 12. The county positions that will appear on the ballot are assessor, audi- HAYES tor, clerk, commissioner, coroner, prosecutor, sheriff, treasurer and district court judge. In addition, state Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, and Rep. Dave Hayes, R-Camano, are up for reelection and already have challengers; U.S. SMITH Rep. Rick Larsen, a Democrat, is likely to be in the same boat. So far, the only action on the local front appears to be in the commissioner race. Commissioner Kelly Emerson, a Republican representing District 3, said earlier this year that she will not seek reelection. Three Republican candidates and one Democrat have already filed to

replace her. Current Republican candidates for commissioner are Robert Bagley of Camano Island, Richard Hannold of North Whidbey and Erhard Hennemann of Camano Island. Democrat Karla Jacks of Camano was the first to throw her hat into the ring. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks, a Democrat, initially didn’t plan to run again, but announced that he changed his mind last week. Assessor Mary Engle, Clerk Debra Van Pelt, Sheriff Mark Brown and Treasurer Ana Maria Nunez have already filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission. In state races, Camano Island resident Michael Scott, a Libertarian, is running for Rep. Smith’s seat. Nicholas Petrish, a Democrat in Mount Vernon, plans to run against Rep. Hayes. Candidates may file electronically, through the U.S. mail or in person at the Elections Office in Coupeville, which is at 400 North Main St. The Elections Office will be open Monday, May 12 through Friday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. To file electronically, candidates can go to, select “elections” in the green menu bar at the top of the page and follow the prompts for online filing. The Auditor’s Office suggests that candidates retain copies of their online filings. n For election-related questions, call 360679-7366 or email to elections@co.island.

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DOWNTOWN CONTINUED FROM A1 ed to property on Highway 20, and bayleaf closed its downtown Oak Harbor shop, focusing instead on its Coupeville location. Business owners and community leaders said they assign blame to a variety of factors, among them the controversial decision to convert much of Pioneer Way into one-way street in 2011. “For better or worse, the one-way is done,” Reed said. “But it’s a combination of things … you hear a lot of things. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.” LES BENSE, owner of Oak Tree Antiques, is a longtime critic of the one-way project. Bense said his business decreased 40 percent since the construction began and never recovered. “The one-way has just killed everybody,” Bense

said. “Before the one-way, I was doing really well. Everybody’s struggling … the restaurants in particular.” In addition to conversion to a one-way street, business owners also complain that Pioneer Way business employees are taking up valuable street parking and aren’t staying open according to their posted business hours. Oak Harbor Tavern’s owner Kelly Beedle claimed in a letter to the city last year that the Pioneer Way construction, and the inadvertent discovery of Indian bones, resulted in business losses, and demanded $100,000 in compensation. KRISTI JENSEN, who owns a large portion of real estate downtown, sent an email last summer to City Administrator Larry Cort

complaining that downtown businesses don’t stay open long enough to attract customer traffic. “This has been my biggest gripe of all time,” Jensen wrote. “Some of the shop owners cannot get it through their heads, we need people down there that need to make a living, not just playing around. The hours they are keeping only being open six to seven hours a day! No business can survive with those hours.” The email was provided to the Whidbey News-Times as part of an open records request. Jensen could not be reached for additional comment. LONNIE SCHOPEN, owner of La Lonnie’s Notions gift shop, said she will close her business June 1. She agrees with those who complain about businesses not keeping regular hours to encourage repeat customers. “It only takes once or twice

and you’re done,” Schopen said. Schopen said a combination of high rents along Pioneer with a marked decline in traffic in recent years has sounded the death knell for more than one business, including affecting her own. Organizations like the Chamber and the Downtown Merchants Association have organized events and income-producing programs, but not all the businesses participate. Schopen that the business community struggles to work together to improve conditions. “This town doesn’t work well together,” Schopen said. “It’s sad we can’t bring more to the community. There’s got to be a way to get the support for the local merchants.” ISLAND COUNTY Commisioner Jill Johnson, whose district includes Oak Harbor, and who served as the cham-

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ber’s executive director, said businesses are responsible for building their own clienteles. “There are no victims in the business community,” Johnson said. “There are people who take advantage of opportunities and fight for every customer, and there are people who sit back and fail. “That may be a tough statement, but it’s reality.” On the other hand, it’s up to the community to support the businesses they want to see thrive, Johnson said. “The community and consumers need to own their role in this as well,” Johnson said. “We aren’t owed a vibrant downtown, if we want one we have to fight for it. That means we need to make an effort to support the businesses we want to see succeed.” “It’s not enough to say ‘I hope so-and-so makes it,’” Johnson said. “If you want them to make it you need to make an effort to spend some of your money there.” WHILE SOME business are departing downtown, there are new Pioneer Way businesses on the horizon, among them Hot Rock Pizza, which is moving into the space formerly occupied by Cameron’s Cafe. Hot Rock owner Reid Schwartz said he believes his business model will succeed where others have failed. “We have a really big following,” Schwartz said. The business has been operating as a lunch truck for the last five years at special events and festivals.

“We have a business plan and a marketing plan to bring people down here,” Schwartz said. Hot Rock Pizza was originally going to move into the space formerly occupied by Angelo’s Cafe. “The deal just didn’t work out,” Schwartz said. “Then this popped up and we got lucky. We love this building, we love the architecture.” In addition to regular marketing, Schwartz said he plans to be very active in the community and give back as a way to build a network of faithful customers. A few other businesses, like Casual House and the Jewerly Gallery have survived for decades. “We have been very blessed to have a loyal customer base,” said Gloria Carothers, owner of the Jewelry Gallery. RON NELSON, director of the Island County Economic Development Council, said his gut feeling about why any businesses have failed is that the city simply hasn’t recovered yet from the recession. “It’s slow,” Nelson said. “It’s a slow turnaround. They’ve bled so much money in that five years. The businesses are frustrated. When you’ve spent so many hours and you’re not getting people in, you get burnt out.” The area’s reputation as a “ghost town” is probably not helping either, Nelson said. “The perception is preceding the reality.”

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