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Ideas growing for use of felled Garry oak tree By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

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Former attorney Doug Saar tries to hold back tears as he apologizes for stealing from his clients. He received a 17-month sentence.

Prison time for disgraced attorney By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

Doug Saar, a formerly prominent Oak Harbor attorney, was shackled and dressed in orange jail garb as he stood in front of a packed courtroom and a TV camera Friday morning in Island County Superior Court. He sat through nearly two and a half hours of emotionally charged speeches and arguments over how much time he deserves behind bars for stealing more than $200,000 from two clients, including money that was supposed to go to Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation. Saar, formerly a partner with the Law Offices of Skinner and Saar, finally got the chance to speak before he was sentenced. He apologized to his victims, to his colleagues at his former law firm and to his family. “I stand here humbled, your honor,” he said tearfully. “I have appeared in this courtroom hundreds of times as a lawyer, wearing a suit. I brought my kids to this courtroom so they could see what I did,

so they could see what lawyers did. Now I stand here with an orange jail suit.” Skagit County Judge Susan Cook filled in for the Island County judges who recused themselves from the sentencing hearing. She didn’t offer Saar much mercy but went along with the prosecutor’s sentencing recommendation and sent him to prison for a year and five months. Saar will have to pay restitution in an amount that will be decided at a later date. Cook contradicted the defense sentencing memorandum, which she said attempted to characterize Saar’s crimes as excessive billing during a time when he was under financial stress. She emphasized that Saar did “a great deal more” than over-bill. “I do think there was a certain sense of entitlement on the part of Mr. Saar here,” she said, “thinking that his lifestyle justified taking the property of others to support it.” Saar was sentenced under a unique plea bargain in which he pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree theft in one case

and agreed to a three-month jail sentence, which he began serving last month. In the other case, he pleaded guilty to two counts of theft in the first degree and one count of money laundering. Both sides argued the sentence for those charges at the hearing Friday. Saar previously pleaded guilty to firstdegree theft for stealing $100,000 from a client in a San Juan County case. He was sentenced to electronic home monitoring and community service. Island County Prosecutor Greg Banks argued that Saar deserves the 15-month prison sentence. He emphasized that Saar had plenty of opportunities to “fess up” but instead continued to steal in an effort to hide his previous thefts. He said Saar stole 32 different times and even took cash from a dead woman’s purse. “He just took it,” Banks said. “And he took it over and over and over again.” Banks said Saar’s entire motive was to keep up a lifestyle that was beyond his means. He said tax returns show that Saar made more than $200,000 a year and SEE SAAR, A13

Giant acorns. Furniture. Paneling. A ring-count display. An ad hoc committee charged with making recommendations about what to do with the wood from the post office Garry oak tree presented a long list of ideas at an Oak Harbor City Council workshop last month. The council is scheduled to consider the proposals at a meeting in March. It could be a lively discussion. Councilwoman Tara Hizon said she wanted to make sure the council had time to hash out the recommendations. “I have, predictably, a number of opinions about the options that you put forth,” she said. Last March, city crews cut down the landmark, 330-year-old Garry oak tree that stood next to the post office. City officials claimed the tree was a safety concern, but the felling angered many residents who felt the decisions shouldn’t have been made in secret. Afterward, the city put together a committee to come SEE OAK, A20

Republican board pushes economics for futures funds By JANIS REID Staff reporter

The two Republican county commissioners want the economic potential of a property to be considered when approving or denying a Conservation Futures application. While the policy shift would be subtle if approved, it would be the first time the board will diverge from a set of largely environmental criteria. “What I’m saying is I’m not comfortable with the criteria as it is,” said Commissioner Jill Johnson, a Republican, at a Wednesday work session. “I’ve inherited this criteria. … I feel like if we’re going to continue to award funding, that criteria needs to reflect the values of the board.” The purpose of the state program is to provide “a useful tool for counties to preserve lands of public interSEE FUNDS, A13

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Record number of swans winter on North Whidbey By JANIS REID Staff reporter

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A flock of trumpeter swans takes flight Thursday evening after resting at Dugualla Bay Farm along Highway 20 on North Whidbey.

The cacophony of honks rising from Dugualla Bay Farm is evidence that more trumpeter swans are wintering this year on Whidbey than in recent years. More than 100 swans have been counted by state wildlife officials at the North Whidbey spot, double the usual number. There’s a couple of reasons for this, according to Ralph Downes, a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife enforcement officer. First, the swans are

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continually altering their migration patterns based on where the best habitat is, Downes said. “They find greener and greener pastures,” Downes said. “They’re basically looking for good habitat where they can rest, hunt and feed. It’s not set in stone.” Second, the overall number of swans regionally is on the “upswing,” according Paul DeBruyn, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Fish and Wildlife. Nearly extinct in the lower 48 states at the turn of 20th century, that population has now grown to 46,000 in North America, according to the National Park service. “The trumpeter swans are really an interesting story,” said Joe Sheldon, a longtime volunteer and instructor with the Whidbey Audubon Society. Despite the heavy hunting practices that nearly decimated the species, Sheldon said the swan has made a miraculous comeback because of protections put in place, both for the bird and its habitats. In addition, a very successful breeding cycle in the Canadian tundra has resulted an influx in population

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this year. “It’s one of the true success stories,” Sheldon said. A large percentage of the swans winter in the Pacific Northwest, DeBruyn said, and are drawn to farms as a resting spot while in proximity to open water where they can fish. While a total of 120 swans were counted on Whidbey recently, Skagit County remains the premier wintering site in the region for the trumpeter, numbering in the 11,000s there. DeBruyn said bird enthusiasts can view 600700 swans at once in the Conway area in addition to the 100-or-so resting at Dugualla Bay Farm in February. This weekend, Sheldon is taking an Audubon group to see the flocks in Skagit County, which provides some of the best bird watching in the region. “They’re just, to me, one of the spectacular sights we have here that we can enjoy,” Sheldon said. “They’re one of the crown jewels of the Pacific Northwest.”

Arts center seeks one act plays Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is seeking submissions for its upcoming one act play festival. All submissions must include a completed registration form and $25 nonrefundable registration fee. All plays must be one act in length and be between 10-60 minutes. No excerpts will be permitted. Each show must be set up in under 10 minutes and struck in five. Plays will be selected based upon artistic merit, technical and casting requirements, length, originality and adherence to submission rules, according to the WICA website. The registration form and more information are available at www.wicaonline.org Winning plays will be announced Feb. 20. The festival will run April 10-19.


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County launches new land planning website By JANIS REID Staff reporter

A new website, among other tools, will allow government wonks to review documents and provide feedback on the Comprehensive Plan for the future of Island County. The county’s new site, www.islandcounty2036.org, offers opportunity to take periodic surveys, suggest ideas and keep track of county public events. “The 2036 website is one of the best opportunities for us to efficiently disseminate and gather information from a wide audience,” said Planning Director David Wechner. The website was developed by the county’s planning department to serve as the main outlet of information throughout the Comprehensive Plan update and contains links to all pertinent documents. “The comprehensive planning process is designed to establish guidelines and policies for land use, economic development, transportation and natural resource management that will shape our landscape for the next 20 years,” said Helen Price Johnson, chairwoman of the Island County Board of Commissioners, in a Wednesday news release. In addition to the website, commissioners will be adding another layer of information-gathering in the creation of focus groups for each county district.

“These will be a way of getting some initial feedback,” said Tim Lawrence, director of the county’s Washington State University extension who will be facilitating the meetings. County commissioners will select interested parties and stakeholders from each of their districts to participate in each focus group to meet in the coming months, Lawrence said. Wechner said the county is trying to collect a broad range of feedback through the focus groups, planning commission meetings, county commissioners, an email distribution list, future public workshops and the online platform. A general survey is currently posted, and the county will announce when other, more specific surveys are available online, Wechner said. Wechner said people can use the website to “stay up-to-date on everything related to the Comp Plan, take the survey to let us know your thoughts on plan policies, review documents prior to public meetings and contact the (planning) department.” Under state law, the county must update its Comprehensive Plan by June 2016. The original plan was adopted in 1998, with the last update occurring in 2006, according to Wechner. The update will involve

community discussions about a wide range of issues such as public facilities and transportation, critical areas, housing, utilities and other land-use topics. “While citizens will draw from the experience of their own homes and land, the Comp Plan update addresses issues broadly by applying land-use policies to the county as a whole,” Wechner said. County leadership has already started the process of reviewing the existing Comprehensive Plan to determine what areas within the plan need to be updated and hope the community will want to be as involved as possible. “The board collectively feels that giving the community accurate and timely information as well as a way to share their thoughts about the future of Island County is vital to a successful process,” Price Johnson said. “We are proud that we have this tool available. I can say affirmatively that this board is committed to ensuring each and every citizen has an opportunity to be heard.” For more information, visit www.islandcounty2036. com

Bookkeeper sentenced to 90 days in jail for embezzling By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

A former bookkeeper for an Oak Harbor property management company who embezzled more than $30,000 was recently sentenced to jail. Theresa M. Gonsalves, 48, of Oak Harbor pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court last month to one count of first-degree theft. Gonsalves apologized to the victims and promised to pay them back as soon as she could. “I took a great deal of money in small increments from my employer without their knowledge with the intent of paying it back,” she wrote in her statement. “However, this never happened, and I know that what I did was very, very wrong and that I should not have done it.” Deputy Prosecutor David Carman recommended a sentence at the top of the standard sentencing range and Judge Alan Hancock agreed. Hancock sentenced Gonsalves to 90 days in jail and ordered her to pay nearly $32,000 in restitution to the owners of Rogers, Rische and Doll Inc., which does business

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“I took a great deal of money in small increments from my employer without their knowledge with the intent of paying it back.” Theresa Gonsalves

the breach of trust by a once-trusted employee. He said the company treated her well, but she stole from them more than 30 times. “She was able to sit there on a daily basis and look us in the eyes,” he said this week. “It really makes you wonder.” Rogers contacted police

last year after discovering a $1,500 discrepancy in the company’s accounting. He approached Gonsalves about it; she admitted to taking the money because “she had fallen on hard times,” according to the police report. Rogers told the bookkeeper that she should have come to him if she needed money. “He had helped other employees who were in similar circumstances and they had come to an agreement on paying him back,” the officer said in his report. Gonsalves became very emotional and started crying when Rogers told her that she was fired. He became suspicious and realized that the situation might be worse than the missing $1,500. He reviewed the business’ financial records and discovered shortages totaling more than $30,000 from the period of March 2011 to March 2014, according to the officer’s report.

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Not your garden variety sort of clubs Beautifying communities the focus, but garden clubs are also about fun By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

As the Coupeville Garden Club’s monthly meeting wound down and the club president asked if there were volunteers to provide refreshments at a future party, Russell Johnson tried to resist another joke but couldn’t. Johnson has attended these monthly meetings for more than a decade and has found a table at the back of the Coupeville Recreation Hall suitable for the constant ribbing that takes place among the male members of the club. His wife also was in attendance but knew better than to sit near him or his sidekick John Bachert at these occasions. “John will volunteer,” Johnson said in a voice too soft for club president Virginia Brown to hear. “He makes a really good stir fry. The wife can’t stand it. The dog is dead...” Johnson is clearly amused, but Bachert would get his revenge. Not long after, he stood and spoke loudly, volunteering Johnson, a retired contractor, to tackle a trellisbuilding project. This time, everyone heard, the room burst into laughter and Johnson was left smiling and perhaps pon-

dering his next move. The over-riding reason why Johnson, Bachert and most others are part of this Central Whidbey gathering is to do their part to beautify their community. But nobody said they couldn’t have a little fun while accomplishing such good deeds. “We’re sort of like the bad guys the teacher puts at the back of the room,” Johnson joked. Membership in a garden club on Whidbey Island often involves much more than sharing gardening expertise. It’s often about sharing friendship, Brown said. Once a month, a fair chunk of the 65 mostly– retired members of the Coupeville Garden Club meet at the Rec Hall to talk about club projects, listen to a speaker and get updated on other club business. But it’s also a social gathering where members catch up over homemade desserts, meats and cheeses, coffee and other refreshments brought on a particular day. Several members meet weekly at the club’s greenhouse to get their hands dirty. Social interaction with each other and with the public is part of the club’s mission.

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Joan Wortman, left, shares a light moment with a fellow member during a break at the Coupeville Garden Club’s monthly meeting Thursday at the Coupeville Recreation Hall. The social aspect is a big draw for members at the Coupeville and Oak Harbor clubs. “People here are really fun people,” Brown said. “We learn a little bit about the different aspects of gardening. We do a lot of community service.” The depth of community involvement with both non-

profit garden clubs in North and Central Whidbey is long and storied. The Oak Harbor Garden Club has been around for 91 years and prides itself on beautifying the grounds in several small public areas

around the city as well as involvement with many other community-enriching projects. The Coupeville Garden Club, which started in 1961, is equally as dedicated to the tending of its historic town

in colorful, well-manicured ways. The Coupeville club takes care of the grounds at the Rec Hall, Cook’s Corner Park, Coupe’s Park and SEE GARDEN CLUBS, A5

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around the town’s welcome sign at State Highway 20 and North Main Street. The barrels that are seen throughout Coupeville are planted and maintained by the Coupeville Garden Club. “Oh, boy, they are the best,” Coupeville Mayor Nancy Conard said. “They have landscaped so many things. Not all garden clubs are the kind of ‘hands-on’ club that they are. “I would say we have a lot of Kodak moments as a result of them.” Members range from people with master gardener expertise to those who have little gardening experience at all but would like to gain more knowledge. “I think some people join just so they can learn a little bit,” Brown said. “Some people are from other parts of the country. Gardening in the Northwest is different.” Membership has its privileges. Sometimes, a garden club will be invited to visit a grand garden at a private residence on the island. Also, gardeners tend to be a sharing sort, dividing plants to offer to one another. Sometimes, the good will might involve a little heavy lifting. “Very few garden clubs have the men we have,” said Joan Wortman, member of the Coupeville club. “They do the legwork and provide us with sanity most of the time.” Of the more-than-100 members in the Oak Harbor Garden Club, none of them are men; however, that can be a little misleading, said Helene Valdez, club vice president. “We’ve always had a few men. They come and they

go,” Valdez said. “Our husbands are practically members. They do a lot of stuff for us.” Like Coupeville, Oak Harbor’s club doesn’t lack in the fun department. The social aspect of the club is part of the fabric. “That is a big draw, I think, for this garden club,” Valdez said. “We have a good time.” Oak Harbor’s club also gets busy, providing perpetual care of Hal Ramaley Memorial Park, Flintstone Park and other maintenance and continued projects, often in partnership with the City of Oak Harbor. Both the Coupeville and Oak Harbor clubs also get involved with schools and teach youth. The Coupeville Garden Club built a large greenhouse next to the high school that is shared by students and club members. Work is already underway to prepare for the annual plant sale, the club’s major fundraiser, which will take place April 25 at the Coupeville Rec Hall. The Oak Harbor Garden Club draws funding from its annual plant sale in May, Christmas wreath sales in the winter and through a Garden Tour and Tea in June. The Oak Harbor plant sale, which also will include garden art, will be May 16 at 1654 Swantown Road in Oak Harbor. Oak Harbor also holds monthly meetings the second Tuesday of each month at the First United Methodist Church on Ireland Street. At the Coupeville club’s most recent meeting this week, 34 members showed up to listen to a presentation

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Retired contractor Russell Johnson, right, jokes that his wife won’t sit next to him at club meetings due to his behavior. on hydrangea care by Nancy Lane. Lane shared that she often waits until Presidents Day weekend in February to prune her hydrangeas so she doesn’t have to prune twice a year. She warned against cutting lower than last year’s growth with most varieties because that will result in no blooms this year. She said most varieties need lots of sun on Whidbey because of the island’s moderate temperatures. “Hydrangeas love it here,” she said. “They’re a very good coastal plant. They’ll stand up to salt spray.”

How to join Coupeville Garden Club membership costs $15 annually. The fee is waved for members 80 and older. Those interested are asked to attend a monthly meeting, which begin at 9:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Coupeville Recreation Hall. For more information, go to www.coupevillegardenclub. org Oak Harbor Garden Club membership is $22 annually. Those interested should attend a monthly meeting, which are from

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. The meetings are held in Centennial Hall at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland St., Oak Harbor.

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IN OUR OPINION Changes to Futures funds criteria smart move for county For the first time in more than a decade, Island County commissioners are planning on changing the criteria used in granting Conservation Futures funds. This week, commissioners Jill Johnson and Rick Hannold, the two Republicans on the board, pushed to have a property’s economic potential considered in the process of deciding which properties or development rights to purchase. In other words, they want to prevent the county from buying up land that could be a great place for a business someday. Which makes perfect sense. The Conservation Futures tax is a 1970s-era state program designed to protect “resource lands,” including wildlife habitat, open space and farmland. Over the years, Island County officials have used tax dollars to protect such lands, most notably the Greenbank Farm and the Trillium Forest on South Whidbey. The program has caused some controversy as critics complain about the wisdom of taking valuable property off the tax rolls, especially when the county doesn’t have the funding to maintain the land. Commissioner Helen Price Johnson, the sole Democrat, argues that the changes go against the intent of the program, which is to conserve open space. But there’s no reason that the county should be targeting property for conservation that has true economic value. Planning officials have identified the dearth of commercial and industrial properties as an economic problem in North Whidbey and elsewhere in the county. As part of the Conservation Futures application, the review board assigns points to the proposed property based on its alignment with state and local priorities. Johnson proposed new language that would take away points for properties with “unique economic opportunity” or that come with “noted community controversy.” Extra points would also be given for land that protects existing or future industry. Both conserving our resources and promoting the economic vitality of Island County should be priorities for the board. The ideals are not mutually exclusive.

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What do you think about requiring children be vaccinated?

LOOKING BACK: 125 YEARS Here’s what was happening this week in local history: 100 years ago:

n There had been some complaints regarding the manner in which W.F. Izett was repairing some of the roads in Oak Harbor. Some people said Izett was making a mistake in piling dirt from the sides of roads into the center. Izett said that a road cannot be built or repaired in one day. He said he was putting the side dirt in the road because the frost was going out of the ground and that rest of the road would be completed later. n The advance guard of the Turkish army, which was undertaking an invasion of Egypt, reached the British outposts to the east of the Suez Canal. The fight was disastrous to the Turks, as they suffered severely on account of the British machine guns.

75 years ago:

“I think it should be a personal decision.”

Shelly Darnell Oak Harbor

“I think it’s smart. It helps cut down on sickness and gives them a head start.”

“I think they should be.”

John Goebel Oak Harbor

Josh Semashko Oak Harbor

“I feel if the government steps in and forces us to do it, it takes away our freedom. … Personally, if I had kids, I would choose to vaccinate them.”

Austin DeWitt Oak Harbor

CHURCH NOTES

n ST. STEPHEN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH Sunday service start time has changed from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. For questions, call 360-679-3028.

weekly at the Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church, 1411 Wieldraayer Road (off Swantown Road), Thursday mornings from 10-11:15 a.m. Coffee Break Bible Study is a non-denominational small group Bible study that is open to all women of the community, and no previous Bible knowledge is needed. To receive study material, call Launa at 360-675-4706, or call the church office at 360-675-2881 for more information.

n COFFEE BREAK BIBLE STUDY will begin an 18-week study series on the New Testament Book of Hebrews Thursday, Jan. 8. This book was written to people who were experiencing a time of unbelievable change, both socially and spiritually, not unlike us today. This study meets

n YOUTH ACTIVITIES at Coupeville United Methodist Church are at 5 p.m. Sunday nights. There will be games, music, crafts and Christian education. Special activities are planned for taking the teens to beaches, forests and other activities. All youth grades six through 12 are welcome;

n The annual “A Winter Concert” will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at the First Reformed Church, 250 Third Ave., Oak Harbor. Gail Wieldraayer and friends will share their special musical talents. The event is free and children are welcome.

they don’t need to have an affiliation with the church or attend any church. For more information, call Church Life Coordinator Suzanne Loomis at 360-678-4256. n WHIDBEY ISLAND FRIENDS (QUAKERS) hold their regular meeting for worship 4-5 p.m. Sundays at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland. This time of silent worship together may include spoken messages. As early Quaker Margaret Fell said, “We are a people that follow after those things that make for peace, love and unity.” For more information, visit www.whid beyquakers.org or email Tom Ewell at tewell@whidbey.com n Oak CHRISTIAN

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n The state auditor’s annual report for Island County was printed in the Farm Bureau News. It took up two pages. n The Ladies’ Improvement Club decided they would sponsor the Campfire Girls, buy playground equipment, insure library books and individually support Washington-made sugar. n The Oak Harbor Theatre installed a new R.C.A system. There would be no change in admission prices. n State-controlled liquor stores on Whidby Island grossed a total of $22,524.41 in sales of liquor and permits during the fiscal year from Oct. 1, 1938 to Sept. 30, 1939. Langley’s liquor store led the three on the island with a gross sale of $8,827.27.

50 years ago:

n Heavy rain and snowfall in January kept Oak Harbor city crews busy. The total amount of rain in January was 4.72 inches. Small lakes formed behind Patton’s Center and over the road at 80 SW St. Both areas were drainage for the surrounding area as far north as Ault Field Road. When water was unable to drain out of the lot, it backed up and made a small lake behind the buildings. The post office was unable to unload its mail trucks in the normal place because that area was under about two feet of water. n VAH-10 returned home to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station after a nine-month deployment. The squadron had been aboard the USS Constellation as part of Carrier Air Wing 14 since leaving San Diego. The squadron was home to take a long-overdue rest after traveling to places like Hawaii, Hong Kong, San Diego, Saigon and Laos.

25 years ago:

n Concerns of low salaries, insufficient cost-of-living adjustments, large class sizes and unsatisfactory retirement plans prompted statewide protests by teachers. The Oak Harbor Education Association voted to host a community information night and then participate in an informational picket. Coupeville schools planned to open their doors to the community and to 10th district legislators in an effort to start conversation about the education crisis. n With winds reaching 76 miles per hour, trees toppled and knocked out electricity across the island. Ken Goldsmith of Oak Harbor had a tree smash down the roof of his house. No one was injured when the tree went through his home. Goldsmith said things could have been much worse. n An Oregon man who abducted his daughter and fled the country with her pleaded guilty in Island County Superior Court to one count of first-degree custodial interference. David R. Oliver failed to return his daughter, Paige Nichol Oliver, to her mother following a weekend visit granted by a court. The girl’s mother, Carla Jolley, was divorced from Oliver and lived in Freeland. Oliver took his daughter across the United Stated and to Europe. Jolley said Oliver had been carefully planning the abduction for 18 months. Oliver was sentenced to eight months in jail.


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Liszak

Ann Marie Liszak

Ann Marie Liszak died Jan. 22, 2015, at her son Jerry’s home in Bellevue, Wash., surrounded by her loved ones. She was 90 years old. She was born Ann Marie Burner on May 13, 1924, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter

of Clifford and Marie Burner. She was the older sister of brother Tom and sister Ginny. She grew up in Dayton, where she remembered vividly being a senior in high school and emerging from an afternoon at the movie theater to hear newsboys hawking papers, yelling, “Japan Bombed Pearl Harbor.” It was 1942 and “suddenly, life got very, very serious,” and she quickly married Jerry Liszak before he enlisted at Patterson Field as an aviation cadet. She followed him from camp to camp until he shipped out to the war in Europe. She and Jerry had three sons, Jerry, Ron and Steve, over the next six years. The family moved to Glen Ellyn, Ill., in the ‘50s, where Ann was able to have horses, something she had always

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wanted. In 1962, she and Jerry parted ways and she became a single mother, taking several jobs at a time to make ends meet and eventually starting her own insurance agency. She moved to Evaro Hill, Mont., in 1982 to be close to her son Ron and grandchildren Taj and Kia, where she built her dream home and pet boarding business, Four Footers Pampered Pets, which she owned and operated for 22 years. Ann had an immense love for animals and spoiled every one that she ever met. They all loved her back just as passionately. Although she was a very hard worker for her entire life, she also had a deep reverence for fun and made time to enjoy the most important things, such as taking a leave of absence every summer so she could take her young sons camping and later taking her children and grandchildren on epic trips to Florida, Mexico and Hawaii to lie on the beach and run in the ocean. Armed with a feisty sense of humor and generous spirit, her home was always open and inviting, and she enjoyed spending time with others, laughing and making jokes more than anything. She said, “A good laugh is like a big hug. It just makes you feel good.” She was an avid volunteer for many places throughout her life, including 20 years at the Missoula Food Bank. She said volunteering helped her keep centered through two painful divorces and the death of her youngest son to cancer at age 20, and it helped her make a great many friends.

Her extended family was vast and she was considered “mom” and “grandma” to many. Young beyond her years, she was known for being an unconventional grandma who would show up at punk rock clubs to see her grandchildren perform. Always adventurous, she decided to move to Whidbey Island shortly before her 80th birthday because she always wanted to live on an island by one of her greatest loves, the ocean, and to be closer to her oldest son, Jerry. There she enjoyed volunteering at the Oak Harbor Senior Center, taking many fun trips around the area, watching the eagles fly above the ocean from her porch and living independently up until her last few months. She took care of all of us and led our family with her sweet, independent, poetic, cynical, fiercely loving and always-young heart. We cherished her as she cherished us. She will be missed. She was preceded in death by her son Steve; former husband, Jerry Liszak; and second husband, Pat Savaiano. She is survived by her sister, Ginny See; her son Jerry Liszak and wife Gunniga of Bellevue, Wash.; her son Ron Liszak and wife Martha Kimmich; grandson Taj Liszak; granddaughter Kia Liszak and husband Doug Smith; and great-grandchildren Silas Smith and Caleb and Lucy Liszak, of Missoula, Mont. As per her wishes, a party to celebrate her life will be held on Evaro Hill at a later date this spring.

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Joseph O’Kelley

Joseph A. O’Kelley passed away at his home in Lake Havasu, Ariz., Jan. 23 from natural causes. He was born July 14, 1934, in El Paso, Texas, to Joseph Archie and Hazel Inez O’Kelley. The family moved to San Luis Obispo, Calif., in the early days of WWII. He graduated from San Luis High in June of 1952. On his 18th birthday, he joined the Marine Corp. He was assigned to the Marines 1st Division and served active duty in the Korean War (“Oorah”). He was honorably discharged in July 1955. He returned to San Luis and worked in the family business, O’Kelley and Son Paving. He sold the business in 1974 to follow a lifelong dream to own a cattle ranch in Montana. He reunited with his lifetime love and childhood sweetheart, Jane Weaver, in 1985, and they married in 1986. They made their home in Oak Harbor, Wash. They were blessed with 25 years of marriage until her death in 2011. He

resided his last years in Lake Havasu but never recovered from the loss of his beloved wife. He is survived by two children, Molly (Jim) Pfennigs of Lake Havasu, and Patrick (Vickie) O’Kelley of Frenchtown, Mont.; his sister, Bertha Jane (Clyde) of San Luis Obispo; seven grandchildren and one greatgrandchild. He was proceeded in death by his parents, loving wife and his best friend, Mike Mahaly. He will be interred in Oak Harbor with his wife. Graveside services will be announced at a later date. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Dorothy Helen Ingwersen

Dorothy Helen Ingwersen of Coupeville passed away at the age of 102 on Jan. 28, 2015, in Coupeville. Dorothy was born on June 9, 1912, in Seattle to Henry and Hedwig Ingwersen. She lived in the Sunset Hill area of Ballard in Seattle and eventually moved to Camano Island with her parents. She then moved to Whidbey Island, where she has resided for the past 64 years. Dorothy participated in the Special Olympics in swimming events and won many medals. She enjoyed her family; her friends in Oak Harbor; her “family” at Living Word Church, who were so good to Dorothy; the beach; swimming; and animals (especially dogs). She is survived by her nieces, Carol Hallquist (Seattle) and Pamela Somers (Avoca, Minn.) along with numerous grandnieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Hedwig Ingwersen; her sister, Dolores Whitmire; and nephews Gary Lodell and Larry Lodell. Donations can be made in Dorothy’s memory to Special Olympics of Washington, 1809 Seventh Ave., Suite 1509, Seattle, WA 98101. The family would like to thank Suzan Bartlett of the Oak Harbor Adult Family Home, who took exceptional care of Dorothy for seven years. Suzan was a blessing to Dorothy and her family. The family would also like to thank the caregivers at Careage of Whidbey in Coupeville for the wonderful care and compassion they gave Dorothy.

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Books and baskets: ’Cat hoopsters make the grade By JIM WALLER Sports editor

Student-athletes are at the center of scholastic sports; unfortunately, at times, the athletic side of the equation gets a disproportionate amount of the publicity. The Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team’s stat sheets were rather thin after some games this season. The players’ quarterly report cards, however, are anything but lightweight. The athletes shine in the classroom, and, in that arena, “championship” is spelled with a whole lotta “A’s.” Eight of the 11 varsity players sport grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher. The group includes the team’s three captains, Hayley Lundstrom and Sierra Southwick, the Wildcats’ only seniors, and junior AnnaBelle Whitefoot; juniors Deja Bunch and Montana Koslowski; and sophomores Julie Jansen, Bryn Langrock and Lydia Peplinski. The glossy grades sparkle that much brighter when noting the classes that fill the students’ schedules. Southwick’s transcript, for example, is typical of this group’s work load. She has

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Tools of the trade (and grade): Hayley Lundstrom, left, and Sierra Southwick balance school work and basketball to succeed in both. Eight members of the team carry a 3.5 or higher GPA. taken part in honors classes and pre-advance placement classes throughout high school and attended AP classes in calculus, language, literature and biology. The players said the characteristics of a good student and a good athlete complement each other.

PREP ROUNDUP WIAA honors Stone Coupeville junior Makana Stone was named the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association 1A female Athlete of the Week for Jan. 26-31. Stone averaged 20.5 points, 10 rebounds, five steals, three assists and one block and hit 19 of 28 shots (68 percent) in two games last week. The victories helped the Wolves clinch their first conference championship since 2002.

Carr plays for USA Mac Carr, a freshman football player at Oak Harbor High School, took part in the 2015 International Bowl Saturday, Jan. 31, in Arlington, Texas. Carr, son of Marcus and Deborah Carr, played on the USA U-16 team, which lost to Team Canada 34-17. Carr, 15, was selected to play by attending a USA Football regional camp in

Everett. That earned him a trip to Los Angeles for the National Development Games, where he was chosen for the USA U-16 team. Only 250 athletes were picked for the five age-level squads. Carr, a wide receiver, caught one pass for seven yards in the game. “It was fun,” Carr said. “I really enjoyed the experience. It was awesome to be able to represent USA in international competition.”

Wolves top PT The Coupeville boys basketball team came from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to win 60-57 at Port Townsend Tuesday. The win kept the Wolves alive for a postseason berth. They are tied with Port Townsend for third place in the Olympic League; three teams qualify for district. Coupeville holds the tiebreaker over the Redhawks. The Wolves (2-5, 6-11)

School and sports taught Southwick to “develop a strong work ethic and a good attitude.” “You have to work really hard to do well,” she said, “but that is OK because I love basketball and school is important to me.” The hard work, whether

on the court or in the classroom, is easier, she said, when “surrounded by people who want to be there.” “It helps you push yourself for a goal,” Jansen said. “Working for a good grade is like working hard in a sport.” Athletics and school “pushes you to dedicate yourself to

finish the regular season at home at 4:45 p.m. Monday with Klahowya (4-3, 5-12). Wiley Hesselgrave, who scored 14 points in the fourth period, finished with 26 points, three rebounds and three steals. Aaron Curtin scored 10 points (seven rebounds), Joel Walstad seven, Ryan Griggs five (eight rebounds), Aaron Trumbull five (seven rebounds), Risen Johnson three, Matt Shank two and C.J. Smith two.

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CHS girls win The Coupeville girls basketball team continued its winning ways Tuesday, defeating visiting Port Townsend 53-35. Makana Stone collected 20 points (12 rebounds), Julia Myers 14, Wynter Thorne eight, Hailey Hammer four, Mia Littlejohn three, Kacie Kiel two and Monica Vidoni two. Madeline Strasburg recorded nine assists. Coupeville (7-0, 13-5) goes to Klahowya at 3:30 p.m. Monday.

The shorthanded Oak Harbor boys basketball team couldn’t quite pull out its game Tuesday at Marysville Getchell, falling 50-43 to the Chargers. Oak Harbor played without its leading scorer, Dyllan Harris, who is out with a hand injury. Sean Erskine scored 12 points, Ben Fikse seven, Zach Jones six, Diangelo McKinney five, Preston Rankin four, Savion HollinsPassmore four, Anthony Powell three and Jake Sturdevant two. Oak Harbor (2-6, 3-15) finishes the season at Everett (2-6, 5-13) at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday.

OH zaps Chargers With Bryn Langrock scoring from long range and Julie Jansen controlling the paint, the Oak Harbor girls basketball team squeaked by visiting Marysville Getchell 46-43 Wednesday. Langrock hit four threepointers and scored 17 points. Jansen scored 12

your work,” she added. “Basketball teaches you that when something is hard, you just don’t quit,” Lundstrom said. “It is the same in the classroom --there is a parallel --- you have to keep practicing.” Lundstrom’s father, Dwight Lundstrom, is principal of Oak Harbor High School, and her mother, Shanna Lundstrom, teaches at North Whidbey Middle School, as does Southwick’s father, Philip Southwick. Having educators as parents, they said, helped them develop a positive view about school and high expectations. Lundstrom carries a 3.99 grade-point average; her only “blemish” was an “A-” in AP calculus. “My parents always encourage my brothers and I to do well in school,” she said. “They aren’t all crazy about it, checking Skyward every day. They encourage, not push. I was more upset about the ‘A-’ than they were.” Jansen, who owns the team’s only 4.0, has six older brothers and sisters, and all were good students and several excelled in sports and went on to compete collegiately.

“In my family, it is an expectation to do well in school and sports,” she said. She added she does not feel pressured to match the accomplishments of her siblings; instead, she uses their success as “motivation.” Lundstrom and Jansen are three-sport athletes, saying time management is the key to balancing school, sports and a social life. “Sometimes I miss out on things because of practice, but it is worth it,” Lundstrom said. “Besides, all my friends play sports. We talk about school before games and on the bus rides; we support one another.” Coach Jon Atkins said it is a plus having dedicated students on the team. They are analytical and “always want all the details” to better understand what he is emphasizing in practice and games. They are especially astute, he added, at “picking things up in film sessions.” Understanding the “little things” makes them better players, Atkins said. And better students.

points, most coming around the bock. Janae Payne scored eight points, Deja Bunch five, Hayley Lundstrom two and

Rashanna Graham two. The Wildcats (2-6, 3-15) complete the regular season at 7:15 p.m. Monday when Everett (5-3, 9-9) visits.

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Teen turns from ‘angry child’ to Youth of the Year By RON NEWBERRY Staff reporter

Nikki Barone can laugh now when she thinks back to the time she first met Erika Aguilar. It was the fall of 2007 and Barone was still relatively new to the staff at the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor. From day one, Aguilar, then a sixth-grader at Oak Harbor Middle School, posed a unique challenge. “She was very angry as a child,” Barone said. “She just didn’t like anybody. “When I first met Erika I was 22. I also was learning my role here … and how to work with kids. I wasn’t used to that kind of attitude.” Seven and a half years later, Aguilar has turned into the Oak Harbor organization’s poster child. Aguilar, 18, recently beat out finalists from 18 other Boys & Girls clubs to land Snohomish County Youth of the Year honors. She was grouped with Snohomish County because clubs from Oak Harbor and Coupeville are units that are part of that county’s Boys & Girls Club system. Aguilar, a two-time Oak Harbor Youth of the Year winner, earned a $1,500 scholarship based on three essays she wrote and a speech she delivered in front of a panel of judges in Mukilteo Jan. 29. Next up is the state competition March 24-25 in Olympia. “This is a milestone for us,” said Norrie Perreault, program director at Oak Harbor. “We’re always kind of like the forgotten club on the island.” Aguilar’s transformation is one that Perreault and Barone can tease her about now since the days of the awkward, shy and angry little girl are such a stark contrast to the confident young adult she’s become. Aguilar is now a freshman at Skagit Valley College and works part-time at the Boys & Girls Club, where she oversees the kindergarten program. Her dedication to the club is partly why she was recently honored. Youth of the Year is the premier recognition program for Boys & Girls Club members, honoring them for their service to the club and community, academic success, and strong moral character. In her three-minute speech, she was asked to talk about her own personal brand, her healthy lifestyle and the importance of academics in her life. “She walked in with confidence and poise,” said Barone, Oak Harbor’s unit director. When she walked into Oak Harbor’s Boys & Girls Club in 2007, it was an entirely different story.

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Nikki Barone, left, and Norrie Perreault, right, enjoy teasing fellow staff member Erika Aguilar at the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor earlier this week. The Oak Harbor teen, who used to give Barone and Perreault attitude, recently was named Snohomish County Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year. Her family had moved to Oak Harbor from Japan, where her father had been stationed in the Navy. Aguilar admitted that she was “shy and awkward” back then and suffered with a language barrier. Her parents thought the Boys & Girls Club might provide more socialization and additional guidance to help her come out of her shell. “I just felt better being by myself,” said Aguilar, whose mother is Filipino. “I didn’t have to worry about anybody else’s feelings or worry about having conversations with them.” Perreault saw Aguilar’s silent defiance as a personal challenge. Her body language was clear that she didn’t want to be anywhere near the Roller Barn, but that didn’t bother Perreault. “I think she used the word that I ‘galvanized’ her,” Perreault said. “I irritated her so much; I wouldn’t leave her alone.” Slowly, there was progress. “I would turn around and see her distance (close) as each day would pass by,” Perreault said. “If I had a camera, you could see the steps she took closer to me. She got closer and closer and closer. I took her under my wing. “I knew there was something in that little girl that needed guidance.” Perreault said such challenges

are part of why she works with youth, and transformations such as Aguilar’s are part of the rewards. “I love each and everyone of these kids,” Perreault said. “The ones who are withdrawn are the ones who attract me the most. “She’s turned out to be an amazing young lady.” Aguilar earned a 3.6 gradepoint average at Oak Harbor High School. At Skagit Valley College, she is pursuing a degree in the medical field. She’s using the money she’s earned working at the Boys & Girls Club and from scholarships she’s received from Youth of the Year to pay for her tuition. Aguilar is the first Youth of the Year to represent Oak Harbor at the state competition since the Oak Harbor unit started falling under the umbrella of Snohomish County about eight years ago, Perreault said. She’s the biggest, latest success story from inside the century-old barn that rattles with the constant footsteps of youth. Oak Harbor’s Boys & Girls Club had 402 members in 2014. Each day after school, roughly 135 kids come to the Roller Barn to work on homework and participate in activities. A staff of seven is on hand to help and is always on the lookout for those kids who need that little extra push and help like Aguilar

Aguilar, who works with kindergartners at the Boys & Girls Club, gets a look at the chompers of a child who recently removed his green vampire teeth. did. “She is the reason we have organizations like this,” Barone said.

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Saturday Feb. 7

Sound Waters 2015, all day, Feb. 7, at South Whidbey High School, Langley. Sound Waters is a “one-day university for all,” bringing together people passionate about life in Puget Sound. Held since the early 1990s on the first Saturday in February on Whidbey Island, Sound Waters now attracts 500 to 600 people yearly. No prior knowledge is required to attend. More than 60 fun and informative classes and presentations about the natural world and the fragile environment. www. beachwatchers.wsu.edu Sweetheart of Gems Show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 7-8, at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. Show includes displays, demonstrators, retail dealers and more. 360-675-1837. Red Wine & Chocolate Tour 2015, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 7-8 and Feb. 1415, at five tasting rooms on Whidbey. Local winemakers and distillers will be pouring a selection of exquisite hand-crafted wines and spirits paired with specially selected chocolates. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com or some of the participating wineries, including Blooms Winery, Holmes Harbor Cellars, Whidbey Island Distillery, Spoiled Dog Winery and Comforts of Whidbey. www.whidbeyislandvintners.org Saturday Matinee @ the Library, 2-4:30 p.m., Feb. 7, at the Oak Harbor Library. Bring your valentine to enjoy this romantic fantasy film. Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour star as lovers separated by time. It is based on the book “Bid Time Return” by Richard

Matheson. Join us for film and discussion.

WINTER BIRDS: Winter birds of Skagit Flats, Fir Island and Samish Flats, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14. Meet at 9 a.m. at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor to carpool. Whidbey Audubon hosts this all-day field trip. Typically there are great concentrations of waterfowl and raptors. The area is considered one of the top winter raptor viewing sites in the U.S. Some walking will be involved; be prepared for some mud. A Discover Pass will be needed for each car. Bring a lunch for this all-day field trip. www.whidbeyaudubon.org WWW.WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM

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The Big Red Event “Fun”raiser, 6-9:30 p.m., Feb. 7, at the Coupeville Rec Hall. Join Ryan’s House For Youth to help support the Host Family Program. Art will be auctioned off as well as fun experiences on Whidbey. Meet some of the youth and their host families and hear about the work Ryan’s House For Youth is doing in the community. $30 per ticket, includes one free drink, appetizers and a bidding number. www.ryans houseforyouth.org

Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m., Feb. 10, 17 and 24, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Stories, music and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2-3 years. Caregiver required. Free. www.sno-isle.org

Pianist Alisa Sargsyan performs classical concert, 7 p.m., Feb. 7, at Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Suggested donation is $15 per person or $25 per family.

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Skagit Community Band Presents “You Can’t Be Serious!,” 3 p.m. Feb. 8, at Brodniak Hall, Anacortes. The Skagit Community Band performs music from the satirical to the sublime. Featured works include Rodger and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma,” “The Mikado Highlights” arranged by Robert Russell Bennett and “Second Prelude” by George Gershwin. On the lighter side, they will perform the music of Peter Schickele’s PDQ Bach. The SCB featured soloist will be flautist Valerie Smith performing “Rhapsody for Flute.” Band members come from all over Whidbey and surrounding areas. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors/students, $30 for families and free for children under 12 when accompanied by adult. www.skagitcommuni tyband.org

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AARP Tax-Aide, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays (no service Feb. 16) and 1-7 p.m. Tuesdays, at the Oak Harbor Library. Free tax-return preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with low and moderate income, especially those age 60 and older. Call 360-678-3000 to schedule an appointment. Supported by AARP Foundation. Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island Meeting, 1 p.m., Feb. 9, at the Trinity Lutheran Church Annex, Freeland. They offer fellowship and support to anyone interested in genealogy. New members and guests are always welcome. Meetings are in Freeland, but members come from all over. The February pro-

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From Pasture to Plate: Exploring the Industry of Animals as Food, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Feb. 9, at the Coupeville Library. Learn more about the issues and impacts related to the thriving industry of meat production. Steve Rothboeck presents information from the book “Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows” by Melanie Joy and leads a frank discussion exploring the topic and various humane alternatives. For adults.

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Baby and Me Storytime, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m., Feb. 11, 18 and 25, at the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. Stories, songs, rhymes and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Free. www.sno-isle.org

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tuous sets and costumes, a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, a killer rabbit, and more madcap mirth than a headless knight. For tickets and more information, visit www.whidbeyplay house.com ROB SCHOUTEN GALLERY presents “Adornment, the Jewelry Show, Feb. 6 to March 2. A Sunday afternoon reception is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at the gallery. During this month of valentines and romance, find something special for yourself or for your sweetheart at Rob Schouten Gallery’s February show “Adornment,” featuring the work of four jewelry artists, Morgan Bell, Barb Mundell, Mary Ellen O’Connor and Tammi Sloan. Adornment with jewels is a 7,000-year-old practice that has developed through all the greatest civilizations. From the great queens of Egypt and the Roman Empire to today’s contemporary European houses of fashion, jewelry has played its part in a woman’s ability to express herself in a visual way. Whidbey Island artists are creating beautiful pieces of jewelry that continue to burst with new ideas of form, color and design in this diverse and decorative art form. www.robschouten gallery.com The Eighth Annual “ARISTS IN LOVE, WITH LIFE AND EACH OTHER,” is Feb. 4 through March 4 at Raven Rocks

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CONTINUED FROM A1 est for future generations,” according to the RCW. Commissioner Rick Hannold, a Republican who ran on an economic growth platform last year, agreed that the selection criteria for the program needs to make sure protections are not limiting the county’s commercial growth. “I don’t want to deter anyone from applying … but I would like to see where the economic benefit is weighed,” Hannold said. “Part of the county’s problem is most of its funding is dependent on recreation and tourism and the military. We’ve got all our eggs in one basket.” Hannold called the current criteria “just too broad,” adding that it needs to address other concerns and provide “opportunity for a more diverse job market.” Commissioner Helen Price Johnson, a Democrat, disagreed, saying that omitting properties that may have future economic development value would be contrary to the intent of the program. “It’s a Conservation Futures fund that is created by state law to conserve open space,” Price Johnson said. “That is its purpose.” As part of the Conservation Futures application, the review board assigns points to the proposed property based on its alignment with state and local priorities. Johnson proposed new language that would take away points for properties with “unique economic opportunity” or that come with “noted community controversy.” Extra points would also be given for “land that protects existing or future industry,” Johnson said.

Oak Harbor City Council & Planning Commission SPECIAL MEETING AGENDA 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday February 11, 2015 The City Council and Planning Commission will be discussing the following items: 1. Oak Harbor’s 20-Year Vision Statement 2. County-wide Planning Policies No Action will be taken at this meeting.

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CONTINUED FROM A1 While a good deal of consensus was reached, Price Johnson said she was concerned about the wording of the new criteria. “I think we’re talking about the same thing — we’re just coming at it from two different sides,” Price Johnson said. “I think it’s arbitrary and odd to be saying that you’re going to apply and then we’re gonna tell you that it’s controversial or it’s a unique economic activity.” Over the last few months, the Island County Board of Commissioners has been discussing what the priorities of the Conservation Futures program should be. Counties are required to periodically review and update the application criteria in keeping with board priorities. This review has not been done for more than 10 years, according to Elaine Marlow, director of the county’s general services department. State law provides for this type of discussion and revision, Marlow said. The RCW reads that “the county must determine if the rights or interests in

real property acquired with these funds would reduce the capacity of land suitable for development necessary to accommodate the allocated housing and employment growth.” Steve Erickson, with the Whidbey Environmental Action Network, said the commissioners are taking the review process too far and may be running afoul of state law. Erickson said he believes the board is confusing the purpose of the Conservation Futures program with that of other programs like the Comprehensive Plan and Growth Management Act. “It’s for the conservation of land,” said Erickson, who attended Wednesday’s meeting. “It’s a completely different thing.” Pat Powell, director of the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, said she believes the new criteria will help the county hone in on the most ideal properties. “We need smart development and smarter conservation,” Powell said Thursday. “I think the proposals will stand on their merit. This is really looking at the full picture.”

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to protect himself instead of repaying the victims. Christon Skinner, Saar’s former partner, described how an attorney at the firm discovered Saar’s theft in the San Juan County case; he said he had to report Saar to the sheriff’s office and the bar association, which caused him many sleepless nights. He said the crimes cost his firm in reputation and financially. Skinner said Saar’s lack of jail time in the San Juan County case caused “a ripple through the legal community.” But he said his biggest concern is that Saar doesn’t seem to take responsibility for his actions. “My former friend Doug is blaming his behavior on everyone else,” he said. Cindy Wilbert, treasurer for WAIF, said the animal welfare organization has felt the absence of funds it was promised. She said the members of the organization feel that the crime was especially egregious because Saar is an attorney and in a position of trust. On the other hand, Saar’s attorney, James Frush of Seattle, asked that Saar be sentenced under a Parenting Sentencing Alternative, which could allow him to avoid imprisonment beyond

the three months he is currently serving. Frush pointed to all the heartfelt letters of support that his client’s family and friends wrote. Frush and the letter-writers emphasized that Saar is a devoted father who has two teenagers and two babies to care for. Saar and his wife moved to another community where he started a thriving landscaping business by going door to door. He hopes to take classes in viticulture this fall, his attorney said. Saar’s wife and many others argued in their letters that sending Saar to prison for a longer term would unjustly punish his young children more than anyone else. Frush said Saar’s actions were out of character but were the result of financial stress that he felt beginning when the economy tanked in 2008. He also argued that the public anger against Saar is out of proportion for what he did. He said he’s never seen such animosity or “desire for punishment” in a case before. “When you strip away the rhetoric and you strip away this cry for vengeance,” he said, “and you look at what you have before you, you have a situation that is a tragedy for everybody.”

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CITY OF LANGLEY SIDEWALK SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL Section 12.16.030(F) of the City of Langley Municipal Code places the responsibility of the abutting property owner to remove accumulations of snow and ice from public sidewalks adjacent to their proper ty. The City of Langley Public Works Department is responsible for snow and ice removal on public streets. Also, the City is responsible for snow a n d i c e r e m ova l o n s i d ewa l k s t h a t a bu t City proper ties (City Hall, Library, and all City parks). We have one plow/sand truck which will be called out in the event of any significant snowfall. The City of Langley has a supply of deicer available for purchase by business owners and the public to use on sidewalks in front of their properties. Cost is $20.00 per fifty pound box. Available at Langley City Hall, 112, Second Street, dur ing regular busin e s s h o u r s. P l e a s e call Stan Berr yman, City of Langley Public Works Director if you have any questions, 360-221-4246, ext 13 Found

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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Legal Notice General Meeting of Diking District No. 2 The commissioners of Diking District No. 2 will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Saturday, Febr uar y 14, 2015 at 9:00 AM. The meeting will be located at 7427 Maxwelton Road, at the cor ner of Maxwelton Road and Swede Hill Road. This is an open meeting and all interested parties are welcome to attend. Legal No. WCW613425 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 7, 2015. CITY OF OAK HARBOR PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PC# 02-24-15 Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission will conduct its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Febr uar y 24, 2015. Staff will conduct a pre-meeting briefing with Planning Commission beginning at 7:00 pm in the Council conference room. The business meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 865 SE Barrington Drive, O a k H a r b o r WA . T h e Planning Commission will consider the follow-

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ing: REZONE 1000 SE CITY BEACH STREET – R4, HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO PF, PUBLIC FACILITIES – Public Hearing The Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the rezoning of 1000 SE City Beach Street from R4, High Density Residential to PF, Public Facilities. The rezoning is an implementation of the Comprehensive Plan Land Use amendment that changes the property’s designation from High Density Residential to P u bl i c Fa c i l i t i e s. T h e proper ty is currently owned by the City. The intent of the change is to designate the property to allow use of the site as a private burial ground/cemetery for the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. DRAFT COUNTYWIDE PLANNING POLICIES – Public Meeting The Countywide Planning Policies (CWPP) are policy statements adopted by Island County and the jurisdictions within intended to establish a countywide framework from which county and city comprehensive plans are developed. Adoption of the CWPP is required by the Growth Management Act and they are being revised as part of the 2016 update to the Comprehensive Plan. Staff will brief the Planning Commission on the policies related to population projection and land capacity analysis. ANNUAL REPORT TO CITY COUNCIL – Public Meeting The Planning Commission will discuss and review their annual report to the City Council. The annual report is a summary of Planning Commission’s accomplishments in 2015 and proposed work program for 2015. At the conclusion of the meeting the Planning Commission will forward the report to the City Council. HOMELESS ENCAMPMENT CODE AMENDMENT – Public Meeting The Municipal Code does not contain any regulations relating to how or where an organized, sponsored homeless encampment may be established. Staff will brief the Commission on the need to establish such regulations and present an initial, draft ordinance. All meetings of the Planning Commission are open to the public. Legal No. WCW614031 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 7, 2015.

1.28.115 “Costs”, 1.28.140 “Notices of Civil Infraction - System Established”, 5.03.125 “Infractions”, 5.22.020 “License Required”, 5.24.070 “Violations Penalty”, 6.12.120 “Violations in Parks that are Infractions”, 6.13.110 “ Pe n a l t i e s ” , 6 . 1 6 . 0 7 0 “Penalty for Violations”, 6 . 2 0 . 1 1 0 “ Pe n a l t i e s ” , 6.28.030 “Penalty for Violation”, 6.33.090 “Violat i o n - C i v i l Pe n a l t y ” , 6 . 3 4 . 0 9 0 “ Pe n a l t y ” , 6.40.190 “Prohibited Activities - Infractions”, 6 . 6 0 . 0 3 0 “ Pe n a l t i e s ” , 8 . 0 3 . 0 8 0 “ Pe n a l t i e s ” , 8.12.060 “False Alarms Civil Infraction - Penalty”, 11.08.290 “Penalties”, 11.14.110 “Violat i o n s - Pe n a l t i e s ” , 12.30.730 “Penalties”, 12.50.060 “Penalties”, 1 3 . 4 0 . 0 1 0 “ Pe n a l t y ” , 14.13.020 “Sewer Service Penalties, Damages and Enforcement Measures”, 17.05.090 “Penalties”, 17.06.080 “Penalties”, 17.10.080 “Penalties”, 17.12.080 “Penalties, 17.15.070 “Penalties”, 17.16.070 “Penalties”, 17.22.100 “Penalties”, 17.40.050 “Civil Penalties and Correction Procedures”, “18.21.050 “Penalties”, 19.48.200 “Penalty for Noncompliance”, 20.04.130 “Dns/Mitigated Dns”, 20.12.130 “Enforcement a n d Pe n a l t i e s ” a n d 21.90.020 “Penalty”; and Adding Oak Harbor Municipal Code Section 1.28.020 “Penalties”. -Ordinance No. 1719 entitled “Adding Section 6.12.080 Sale of Beer, Wine and/or Liquor in City Parks,” amending Oak Harbor Municipal Pa r k s C o d e C h a p t e r 6.12. -Ordinance No.1721 entitled “Youth Council” and “Oak Harbor Youth Commission.” Repealing Oak Harbor Municipal Code Chapter 2.240 and 2.250. The full text of any ordinance will be mailed or g i ve n t o a n y p e r s o n without charge who requests the same from the city clerk. Requests may be made to: City Clerk, athompson@oakharbor.org or by calling 360-279-4539. Legal No. WCW614042 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 7, 2015.

STATE OF WASHINGTON ISLAND COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT In re the Dependency of: LEGASPI, Nathan b.d. 02/19/2009 NO. 14-7-00207-9 N OT I C E A N D S U M MONS BY PUBLICATION - DEPENDENCY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: Timothy Cole, Alleged Father and unknown biological father A Dependency Petition was filed on September 2, 2014; a preliminary hearing will be held on this matter on April 1, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at Island County Super ior Court, 101 N.E. 6th St., Coupeville, WA 98239. This hearing will determine if your child is dependent as defined in RCW 13.34.050(5). This begins a judicial process which could result in permanent loss of your parental rights. THE ABOVE NAMED INDIV I D UA L S A R E S U M MONED TO APPEAR at said hearing regarding your child. If you fail to appear at the preliminary hearing, the court may take evidence against you and enter an order without further notice to you. To request a copy of the Notice, Summons, and Dependency Petition, and/or to view information about your rights in this proceeding, go to www.atg.wa.gov/DPY. aspx. By: Debra Van Pelt, Island County Clerk. by/s/Diedre Butler, deputy Clerk Legal No. WCW613814 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. Febr uar y 7, 14, 21, 2015.

on the environmental impacts of the proposed project. Please note that a public hearing before a Hearing Examiner is required for Conditional Uses and provides and additional public input opportunity on development impacts of the project. Agencies, tribes, and the public are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed project and its probable environmental impacts. Comments must be submitted by the date noted above to City of Oak Harbor. The following conditions have been identified that may be used to mitigate the adverse environmental impacts of the proposal: Existing development regulations will address many of the impacts of the proposal such as screening etc., however conditions on lighting, maintenance, future modification etc. may be identified during the review process. Required Permits -- The following local, state and federal permits/approvals are needed for the proposed project: Conditional Use Permit from the City of Oak Harbor Required Studies: None identified at this time. Existing Environmental D o c u m e n t s : A S E PA checklist SEP-14-09 has been prepared for the proposal. The application also includes a Noise Evaluation Report and a Non-ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation Report. Preliminary determination of the development regulations that will be

used for project mitigation and consistency: The proposal will be required to meet the applicable requirements of OHMC Title 19 Zoning. Public Hearing - Monday, March 16, 2015 at l0am at the City Council Chambers, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harb o r, WA 9 8 2 7 7 . T h e City’s Hearing Examiner will conduct the hearing. Legal No. WCW613701 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 7, 2015.

(R1335-094-3830) Project Applicant: Verizon Wireless Conditional Use CUP-14-03 Environmental Review: The City of Oak Harbor has reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a determination of nonsignificance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS proc e s s i n WA C 197-11-355 is being used. Since the Notice of Application is being combined with the SEPA determination, the comment periods are combined. Therefore, this is the only comment period on the environmental impacts of the proposed project. Please note that a public hearing before a Hearing Examiner is required for Conditional Uses and provides and additional public input opportunity on development impacts of the project. Agencies, tribes, and the public are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed project and its probable environmental impacts. Comments must be submitted by the date noted above to City of Oak Harbor. The following conditions have been identified that may be used to mitigate the adverse environmental impacts of the proposal: Existing development regulations will address many of the impacts of the proposal such as screening etc., however conditions on lighting, maintenance, future modification etc. may be identified during

the review process. Required Permits -- The following local, state and federal permits/approvals are needed for the proposed project: Conditional Use Permit from the City of Oak Harbor Required Studies: None identified at this time. Existing Environmental D o c u m e n t s : A S E PA checklist SEP-14-08 has been prepared for the proposal. The application also includes a Noise Evaluation Report and a Non-ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation Report. Preliminary determination of the development regulations that will be used for project mitigation and consistency: The proposal will be required to meet the applicable requirements of OHMC Title 19 Zoning. Public Hearing - Monday, March 16, 2015 at l0am at the City Council Chambers, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harb o r, WA 9 8 2 7 7 . T h e City’s Hearing Examiner will conduct the hearing. Legal No. WCW613689 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 7, 2015.

LEGAL NOTICE: The budget extension for fiscal year 2014-15 for the Oak Harbor School District has been prepared. A public hearing will be held at the regularly scheduled meeting of the Oak Harbor School District Board of Directors on Monday, Februar y 23, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board meeting room in the Adm i n i s t ra t i ve S e r v i c e s Center at 350 S. Oak Harbor St. for the purpose of adopting the budget extension of the Transpor tation Vehicle Fund of the district for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. Any person may appear and be heard for or against any part of the budget. Copies of the budget extension are available at the Oak Harbor School District Adm i n i s t ra t i ve S e r v i c e s Center at the above address. Legal No. WCW613678 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 7, 21, 2015.

City of Oak Harbor Summary Ordinances On the 3rd day of February 2015, the Oak Harbor City Council adopted the following: - O r d i n a n c e N o. 1 7 1 7 Repealing Oak Harbor Municipal Code Chapter 1.20 “General Penalty” and Sections 1.28.130 “Additional Enforcement O f f i c e r s Fo r C e r t a i n Chapters of the Oak Harbor Municipal Code”, 1.28.150 “Disposition of Original and Copies of Notices of Infractions” and 1.28.160 “Notice of Infraction - Records Cancellation Prohibited Penalty - Audit”; Amending Oak Harbor Municipal Code Sections 1.28.010 “Purpose”, 1.28.015 “Definitions, www.SoundClassifieds.com 1.28.040 “Jurisdiction”, find what you need 24 hours a day

Notice of Application with Optional DNS The City of Oak Harbor has received a permit application for the following project that may be of interest to you. You are invited to comment on this proposed project. Date of permit application: December 30, 2014 Date of determination of completeness: January 26, 2015 Date of notice of application: February 7, 2015 Comment due date: February 23, 2015 Project Description: Verizon Wireless is proposing to construct an unmanned telecommunication facility with panel antennas and other equipment concealed within a 75 feet stealth flagpole. The proper ty is zoned C3, Community Commercial and the proposed telecommunication tower is permitted as a conditional use in this district. Project Location: Behind the Skagit Farmers Supply Store located on SE 8th Avenue, Oak Harbor, W A 9 8 2 7 7 (S6575-01-000C-1) Project Applicant: Verizon Wireless Conditional Use CUP-14-02 Environmental Review: The City of Oak Harbor has reviewed the proposed project for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a determination of nonsignificance (DNS) for this project. The optional DNS proc e s s i n WA C 197-11-355 is being used. Since the Notice of Application is being combined with the SEPA determination, the comment periods are combined. Therefore, this is the only comment period

Notice of Application with Optional DNS The City of Oak Harbor has received a permit application for the following project that may be of interest to you. You are invited to comment on this proposed project. Date of permit application: December 30, 2014 Date of determination of completeness: January 26, 2015 Date of notice of application: February 7, 2015 Comment due date: February 23, 2015 Project Description: Verizon Wireless is proposing to construct an unmanned telecommunication facility with panel antennas and other equipment concealed within a 75 feet stealth flagpole. The proper ty is zoned C3, Community Commercial and the proposed telecommunication tower is permitted as a conditional use in this district. Project Location: NE M i d w ay B l v d , i n t h e parking lot north of the WA I F T h r i f t S t o r e

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Court, 101 N.E. 6th St., Coupeville, WA 98239. This hearing will deterTION - DEPENDENCY mine if your child is deTHE STATE OF WASH- pendent as defined in RCWWEEK: 13.34.050(5). This LUCKIEST I N G TOTHE N TO : T i m oSIGNS t hy THIS begins a judicial process TAURUS, GEMINI, AND CANCER. Cole, Alleged Father and unknown biological which could result in permanent loss of your pafather PUZZLE NO. 753 A Dependency Petition r e n t a l r i g h t s . T H E Week of February 15 to 21, 2015 was filed on September ABOVE NAMED INDI2, 2014; a preliminary V I D UA L S A R E S U M hearing will be held on MONED TO APPEAR at ARIES this matter on April 1, said hearing regarding your child. Ifpreoccupy you fail to Family responsibilities 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at Island County Super ior appear at the preliminary Legal Notices

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land County Clerk. by/s/Diedre Butler, deputy clerk Legal No. WCW613805 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. Febr uar y 7, 14, 21, 2015. PUZZLE NO. 754 STATE OF WASHINGTON ISLAND COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT In re the Dependency of: TURNER, Matthew b.d. 03/06/2012 NO. 14-7-00239-7 N OT I C E A N D S U M MONS BY PUBLICATION - DEPENDENCY THE STATE OF WASHINGTON TO: Michael A. Clements, Alleged Father and unknown biological father A Dependency Petition was filed on September 2, 2014; a preliminary hearing will be held on this matter on April 1, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. at Island County Super ior Court, 101 N.E. 6th St., Coupeville, WA 98239. ACROSS This hearing will deter1. Shirt type mine if your child is dependent as defined 5. Not barefootin RCW 13.34.050(5). This Femaleprocess sib begins9.a judicial which 12.Did could result in perperfectly manent loss of your par e n t a13.Calm l rights. THE ABOVE NAMED 14.Play unitINDIV I D UA L S A R E S U M 15.TO “____ Calm”at MONED APPEAR said hearing regarding 16.Wreck your child. If you fail to appear17.Secure at the preliminary hearing, the court may 18.Dripped take evidence against you and enter anskin order 19.Animal without further notice to 20.Chirp you. To request a copy of the 21.All Notice, Summons, and Dependency Peti23.Make holyinfortion, and/or to view mation24. about your rights “Moonlight in this proceeding, go to ____” www.atg.wa.gov/DPY. aspx. By: Debra Van Pelt, Island County Clerk. by/s/Diedre Butler, deputy Clerk Legal No. WCW613811 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. F e b r uPUZZLE a r y 7 ,NO. 1 4756 , 21, 2015.

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ing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020 (1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLIC AT I O N : S a t u r d a y, February 7, 2015 MICHELLE JOHNSON, Personal Representative c/o James L. Kotschwar, Attorney for Personal Representative, WSBA Copyright © 2015, Penn #10823 265 NE Kettle Street; 47.Superm 26.Smallest pup Suite 1, P.O. Box 1593 Oak Harbor, Washington letter 27.Guest 98277 29.Lemon drinks 48.Cribs (360) 675-2207 Legal No. WCW614007 49.Zoo cag 31.Consider Published: The Whidbey 34.Pickling News Times,fluid The South Whidbey Record. DOWN 35.Monarchs Febr uar y 7, 14, 21, 37.Santa checks 1. Priest 2015.

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF ISLAND In the Matter of the Estate of GERALD LLOYD JOHNSON, deceased. NO. 15 4 00015 4 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any o t h e r w i s e a p p l i c a bl e statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in ACROSS RCW 11.40.070 by servhat to the ing on1.or Old mailing 6. Tailor’s personal representative, or their attorney concern at the 33.Start a new on ingredie Continued address stated below, a 9. Ram’s paragraph next page.....53.Small b copy of the claim and fil-

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probate assets. Personal Representative: Kathr yn Stevens. Attorney and Address for Mailing or Service: Margaret E. Delp, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 2 9 2 , L a n g l e y, W A 98260. Date of First Publication: January 24, 2015. Legal No. WCW611380 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbye Record January 24, 31, February 7, 2015. SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ISLAND WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., its successors in interest and/or assigns, Plaintiff, v. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND D E V I S E E S O F CHARLES H. CURFMAN; CHARLES H. CURFMAN; BETTY JOV I TA C U R F M A N A K A JOVITA S. CURFMAN; TODD CURFMAN; GREG CURFMAN; SHANE CURFMAN; BANK OF AMERICA, NA; MIDLAND FUNDING LLC; OCCUPANTS OF THE PREMISES, Defendants. No. 14-2-00576-2 SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION TO THE DEFENDANTS Unknown Heirs and Devisees of Charles H. Curfman; Charles H. Curfman; Betty Jovita Curfman aka Jovita S. Curfman; Todd Curfman; Greg Curfman; Occupants of the Premises; and any persons or parties claiming to have any right, title, estate, lien or interest in the real proper ty descr ibed in the complaint: Yo u a r e h e r e by s u m moned to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty (60) days after February 7, 2015, a n d d e fe n d t h e r e a l property foreclosure action in Island County Superior Court, and answer the complaint of Wells Fa r g o B a n k , N . A . , ( “ P l a i n t i f f ” ) . Yo u a r e asked to serve a copy of your answer or responsive pleading upon the undersigned attorneys for Plaintiff at its office stated below. In case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the Clerk of said Court. The purpose of this lawsuit is to obtain a judgment, and if not immediately paid, to be satisfied through the foreclosure of real property located in Island County, Washington, and legally described as follows: L O T 1 3 , P L AT O F PENN COVE PARK, DIVISION NO. 2, AS PER P L AT R E C O R D E D I N VOLUME 4 OF PLATS, PAG E 7 4 , R E C O R D S OF ISLAND COUNTY, WASHINGTON. S I T U AT E I N T H E COUNTY OF ISLAND, STATE OF WASHINGTON. Commonly known as: 854 Burroughs Avenue, Oak Harbor, WA 98277-7413. DATED this 2nd day of February, 2015. RCO LEGAL, P.S. By/s/Laura Coughlin [X]Laura Coughlin, WSBA #46124 [ ]Synova M. L. Edwards, WSBA #43063

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the images don’t represent exactly what the committee proposed. The goal of the committee was to “utilize the wood from the post office oak tree in a manner that will commemorate and honor the tree for current and future citizens of Oak Harbor.” About a decade ago, the City Council hired an artist to turn the trunk of the tree into a totem-pole-like carving, but then the council decided not to cut the tree. Nydam explained that a totem pole design wasn’t really possible anymore because the main trunk of the tree was cut in two. The crane used to carry the wood couldn’t handle the weight of the entire trunk. Instead, the committee proposes many smaller projects. Gluth said the members felt that most of the wooden works should be kept indoors to preserve them for the long haul. He said flat surfaces

like benches wouldn’t last very long outdoors. The committee proposes that much of the wood can be incorporated into the city’s new sewage treatment plant, which officials refer to as the “clean water facility,” Gluth said. The plan is to have an interpretive area and a meeting room in the new building. The wood may be used architecturally in the building and made into furnishings, he said. The use of the wood could be incorporated into the budget for the plant project, which will be funded by sewage utility fees. In addition, the committee proposed that other pieces could be displayed at city hall, the library, schools and other publicly accessible buildings. Gluth said the city would have to look into different ways to fund those pieces. One of the few outdoor projects they proposed was a ring-count display, possibly at the tree’s former home next to the post office. A section

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of the main trunk would be displayed so that people can see the tree rings; different events in history would be highlighted in the tree’s life. Gluth said the presentation could be built so that the wood is protected from the rain. Another idea is to hire artists to carve giant-sized acorns. He said the curved shape of the acorns would prevent rain from pooling, so it would be OK outside with a good coat of sealant. Ideas for indoor projects included a giant slab table. “We really wanted to emphasize the size and the magnitude of the tree,” Nydam said. The committee also proposed benches, podiums, doors, wall tables, wood paneling, counters, animal sculptures, display cases and even plaques. Gluth explained that Garry oak, which is a type of white oak, is dense wood with a unique, swirly grain that

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Doug Nuckols, lead park specialist with the city, sits on the trunk of the giant trunk of the post office oak tree last spring. the city will have plenty left over for smaller items, such as coasters and wooden pens. The wood is currently in a pile on boards at the city shop. Nydam said the committee recommends that the city purchase “metal roofs” to shelter the wood over the next couple of years. The shelters can be used to protect city equipment after the wood is gone.

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