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Volume 1, No. 51 | 16 March 2012

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NBH Corpsman honored in Red Cross

BREMERTON (NNS) – A hospital corpsman from Naval Hospital Bremerton was recognized by the American Red Cross serving King and Kitsap Counties as their recipient of the 2011 Military award March 1. Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Marvin Belanio was honored for his life-saving efforts at rendering emergency first aid on an airline flight at the 13th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast that drew a packed-crowd of civic and community leaders. “I’m surprised and humbled by being recognized for doing something that any corpsman would have done in such a situation,” said Belanio, Leading Petty Officer for NHB’s Bio Medical Repair division.

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Port Orchard resident Glover “Leon” Ashlock leans against a few tons of wood pellets stored in his garage. The stove fuel was bought with aid funds from the Kitsap County Veterans Assistance program. Greg Skinner/staff photo

County cuts veteran aid 25 percent as need grows By Greg Skinner

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Military veterans living near the edge of financial ruin in Kitsap County now have access to less aid following the Board of County Commissioners’ vote last week to reduce individual payouts. The maximum amount of aid per veteran per year was reduced to $900 from $1,200 in a 2-0 vote by Commissioners Josh Brown and Robert Gelder. With the county burning through funds at about $30,000 per month under the former guidelines which allowed up to $1,200 per year in aid per qualifying veteran. The reduction, which went in to effect immediately, was made as county leaders work to stave off raising taxes, or running out of money based on the current tax rate – the only other options considered. Gelder said that the overall amount to aid the veterans in need was less this year, when compared to previous years, because it’s part of the general operating budget

and nearly every departmental budget was reduced. Without the reduction in payouts, the fund would not make it through the year, Gelder said. “[The fund] would run out by fall,” he said. Leif Bentsen, human services planner Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program, said there was no other choice. “[Now,] we’re hoping we’ll still have money to give to a veteran at Christmas time,” he said. The levy is collected at a range of 1 1/8 cents to 27 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. The current levy rate is 1 1/8 cents per thousand and there is no sign the collection rate will increase. The veterans assistance fund dispersed $357,000 in tax collections to veterans in need throughout 2011. The county set aside $261,000 for 2012, citing a “declining fund balance.” They hope to end the year with $254,000 to pay for the first few months of 2013 and leave a bank account balance. During the February regular meeting of

the county’s veterans advisory board, the board members voted to forward a reduced aid schedule to county leadership for approval. With the numbers of veterans in need climbing in relation to the continued bad economy. On Feb. 22, a Senate Bill in the state Legislature sought to separate the constitutionally mandated veteran’s aid tax collection from its ties to the county general fund, allowing make flexible adjustments to the collection rate without a vote. Kitsap County Commissioners joined others around the state supporting the bill, which would have gone into law in 2013. Most agreed it would help veterans. Going forward this year, veterans seeking aid from the Veteran’s Advisory Board will see the maximum allowable aid to drop to $900 almost immediately. Some service such as car repair will drop to $500 and mortgage assistance was dropped completely.

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Children’s dental health month at NHB

BREMERTON (NNS) – Naval Hospital Bremerton oral surgery technicians visited nearby Jackson Park Elementary to promote Children’s Dental Health Month in March. “It was good to see the kids enjoying our presentation. They were raising their hands and asking questions which means that they had an interest in learning more and telling us their own stories about their experiences with the dentist or brushing and flossing,” said Oral Surgery Leading Petty Officer

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class (SW) Jeremiah Hays. The NHB staff members taught a classroom full of first graders the importance of brushing all surfaces of their teeth and flossing properly with visual aids and props. In addition, the surgical technicians shared with the children the consequences of poor dental health. “Dental health is extremely important to children because it’s as kids that we tend to form our habits,” said Surgical Technologist Hospital

Corpsman 3rd Class Dustin Ragsdale. “It’s a lot easier to form good habits when you’re learning everything than try to undo bad habits.” “As someone who has worked in dental, I’ve seen people who have not had the best dental care before their time in the Navy. They come in and need fillings or teeth removed not necessarily because of neglect on their part, but they weren’t taught good habits early on,” said Hays. According to the oral surgery staff members, one

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of the easiest things a parent can do to improve their child’s oral health is to be good example by letting their children watch them brush and floss regularly. Also, parents should supervise their children directly

as they brush and floss to make sure their child’s technique is correct. Each student received an oral care package consisting of items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, and stickers.

NHB oral surgery department is also tentatively planning to celebrate the Children’s Dental Health Month in March with informative static displays on the quarterdeck.

Navy announces new drug testing parameters

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -To align with new DoD policy announced in February, Navy will begin testing for more commonly abused prescription drugs during random urinalysis starting May 1. This follows a record low in Sailors testing positive for illicit drug use. Since 2001, the rate of urinalysis testing in the Navy has increased and remained at a steady rate for the past 10 years. As the testing has increased, the amount of members testing positive has decreased each year. Testing has been done for marijuana (THC), cocaine, and heroin among other drugs. For fiscal year 2011, there were a record low number of members who tested positive for illicit drug use with a total of 1,515 samples out of the 1,184,160 samples tested last year. “We are really pleased with these results but while the drugs we’ve been testing have been on a decline, prescription drugs are on the rise. In the past three

years amphetamine positives have increased 34 percent and oxycodone positives by 23 percent,” said Dorice Favorite, director, Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Office (NADAP). The DoD announced Feb. 1 that more commonly abused prescription drugs will be added to the standard testing panel for all urinalysis samples submitted for testing. tion to oxycodone and amphetamine, the Navy already tests for codeine and morphine,” said Favorite. Testing at the servicelevel will begin in May. The 90-day warning order from announcement to implementation is to allow ample time to ensure military members have their prescriptions properly documented in their health records. Additionally, the warning order provides members who are using prescription drugs that have not been prescribed or given by their health care provider to selfrefer for treatment. “We are concerned about

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Final deployment for Enterprise

USS ENTERPRISE, At Sea (NNS) -- The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) departed Norfolk Naval Station March 11 on the ship’s 22nd and final deployment. Enterprise is slated to deploy to the U.S. Navy’s 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation as part of an ongoing rotation of U.S. forces supporting maritime security operations in international waters around the globe. Working with allied and partner maritime forces, the Enterprise and her accompanying strike group will focus heavily on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts designed to maintain regional stability. The Enterprise Carrier Strike Group consists of approximately 5,500 Sailors and Marines who, during the last few months, successfully completed a series of complex training events and certifications to ensure they were capable of operating effectively and safely together. “This Strike Group is trained and ready for the full spectrum of operations,” said Rear Adm. Ted Carter, commander, Enterprise Carrier Strike Group. “We’re ready to maintain freedom of the sea lanes, project power if directed to do so, and cer-

tainly perform a presence mission.” These skills, which will be vital as the Enterprise Carrier Strike Group travels to the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), were recently tested during the carrier’s Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX). “During my time as Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, I haven’t sent a strike group underway that is as ready as you are,” said Adm. John C. Harvey, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, while addressing the crew of Enterprise prior to the ship getting underway. “No one has done as much to get ready, worked as hard, and accomplished as much in every warfare area. You should be very proud of what you’re going to be doing once you get to where you’re going...where the business of the nation needs you.” For Enterprise, the Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the deployment represents the culmination of more than 50 years of distinguished service. Commissioned in 1961, the Enterprise is both the largest and oldest active combat vessel in the Navy. Enterprise’s age, however, does not impact its effec-

tiveness. “Enterprise is as ready and capable as she has ever been throughout her 50 years,” said Capt. William C. Hamilton, Commanding Officer of Enterprise. “The ship and crew’s performance during work-ups demonstrates that the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier has never been more relevant.” Throughout its storied history, Enterprise has played a role in the Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam,

Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, and was one of the first Navy assets deployed following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The importance of the role Enterprise has played in both national and naval history is a fact not lost on the Sailors and Marines currently aboard the ship. “The crew is very mindful that we are following the legacy of the more than 200,000 Sailors who have come before us dur-

ing the last 50 years,” said Hamilton. “It’s the Sailors of this great warship, and the Sailors that have served aboard Big E over the past half-century that have established the legacy she enjoys.” Enterprise was designed in the late 50’s for a 25-year lifespan, and the Nimitzclass carriers were designed for 50 years. “To effectively double the service life of a ship as complex as Enterprise speaks volumes about the design strengths

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Our next mission It  is with a unique excitement that I let our readers know that this is the last issue of the Kitsap Navy News. After a year of serving the Navy community with an independent newspaper, we are matriculating into a veteran focused newsmagazine. We do so without trepidation. Through the last year, as we  worked to cover the Navy and the at-large military community, we saw a natural and steady editorial move toward covering the county’s veterans, their issues and their stories – which are rich, deep and completely worthwhile. Conversations on the possibilities of a veteran focused publication for veterans led to a conclusion that the veteran community was deserving of Greg its own independent publication. Skinner As America transitions to postwar life following a decade of war, so do we. It’s our great honor to introduce Veterans Life, a  new monthly newsmagazine that will be delivered in Sound Publishing’s five papers in Kitsap County next week. The following months editions of Veterans life will also be available at scores of locations through out the community, including Naval Base Kitsap and by subscription. Active duty reporting on Navy life and an its intersection with Kitsap County will continue. Important to the entire community, those Navy stories  will return to the pages of the Bremerton Patriot and Central Kitsap Reporter, including columnist and Navy wife Sarah Smiley, who will continue to appear there as well. I hope that you continue to follow the local Navy in the pages of our community papers and join us to make Veterans Life a success for our veterans.

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Father-son baseball becomes brother-brother I’ve been worried about baseball season ever since Dustin left in November. Basketball season was one thing. School plays, family nights and art shows have all been similarly manageable. But baseball without Dustin? I just couldn’t picture it. Dustin loves baseball like I love chocolate frosting (Dustin might call “Better Than Sex Cake” something like, “But Still Not Better Than Baseball Cake”). He operates multiple fantasy leagues, doesn’t miss many Padres’ games and cannot be moved from his spot behind the fence during Little League games. One time, he literally jumped out of the car to save a baseball glove from being crushed by the automatic garage door. So when Ford, now 11, first started tee-ball seven years ago, Dustin spent hours with him in the front yard, teaching him how to hold a bat and catch a ball. Even the smallest child’s glove was too big for Ford, and on his hand, it looked like one of those foam fingers people wave at football games. The batter’s helmet made him look like a bobble head. But they were out there every day. And together, they loved it. When I passed by the front window with a load of laundry or while swaying baby Owen to sleep, I’d peek out to see if Ford could catch the ball yet. Usually I’d see Dustin running in slow motion, his hand outstretched, showing Ford how to “move toward the ball, not away from it.” Oh, how many times we all heard that: “Move toward the ball, not away from it.”

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Baseball became a symbol for Ford and Dustin’s relationship. avy It was like a secret language between them. Which is why I ise went against my normal calm, cool spectator character and arah yelled at a particularly insensimiley tive tee-ball coach after a game. When he called my son an “easy out” in front of everyone, he was treading on tender soil, mocking (albeit unknowingly) all the countless hours Ford and his dad had spent practicing on the lawn. As Ford grew older, playing catch with Dustin became synonymous with “let’s talk.” Me (to Dustin): “I’m worried that Ford doesn’t have good time management.” Dustin (to me): “I’ll talk to him.” Dustin (to Ford): “Want to go play catch?” In the summertime, when our screens are open and the days are long, I cook dinner to the rhythmic thump of a baseball sinking first into Ford’s glove and then into his dad’s. Occasionally I hear the ball hit the side of the garage. When I stick my head out to complain (“You guys are going to break the siding on the garage!”), Dustin and Ford sheepishly blame the other: Dustin: “Ford threw it too hard.” Ford: “Dad wasn’t looking.” Through the years, Owen seemed to sense this baseball connection between Ford and Dustin. He eventually shied away from the sport. When Dustin

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Pentagon Official Sea trials complete, Nimitz now in Everett Makes Case for New BRAC Rounds By Lisa Daniel

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 – The Defense Department needs two rounds of the Base Realignment and Closure process this year and next to shed excess building space and save money, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a congressional panel today. The two BRAC rounds would align with the department’s strategic guidance for a leaner, more flexible force as it rebalances after the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Dorothy Robyn told the House Armed Services Committee’s readiness subcommittee in prepared remarks. “Of all the efficiency measures that the department has undertaken over the years, BRAC is perhaps the most successful and significant,” she said.  The department’s fiscal 2013 budget request calls for a 5.5 percent reduction in military end strength in the next five years. “Simply stated, the cuts in force structure that we are implementing must be accompanied by cuts in supporting infrastructure, including military bases,” Robyn said. “Absent a process for closing and realigning bases, the department will be locked in a status quo configuration that does not match its evolving force structure, doctrine and technology.”  Robyn said the expense of maintaining bases that are excess to strategic and mission requirements would force the department to cut spending on forces, training and modernization. The department needs to close installations not only in the United States, for which it needs congressional approval, but also overseas, where it doesn’t, she said.

“The department’s request for additional rounds of BRAC comes at a time when we are looking aggressively at where we can close bases overseas—particularly in Europe,” Robyn said. The department already has made significant cuts in Europe, turning over more than 100 sites to host nations since 2003, she said. By fiscal 2015, the Army is expected to close another 23 European sites, she added. Still, Robyn said, the department “can do more to consolidate our infrastructure with the goal of reducing longterm costs while still supporting our operational requirements and strategic commitments.” To do that, Robyn said, the department can reduce the number of “discrete” installation sites in Europe from more than 300 to about 200 -- those which currently house most activities -- and eliminate excess support infrastructure such as warehouses, administrative space and housing. While acknowledging that BRAC closures are painful, Robyn said they “have left our military far better prepared to take on changing strategic challenges than it would have been had Congress and the department not had the courage to undertake them.” While the department retains some authority to close and downsize installations, Robyn said, BRAC is a better process, allowing for more community support. The department spends about $40 billion annually on building construction, sustainment and recapitalization, Robyn said, and an additional $15 billion on support programs ranging from air traffic control to payroll to religious and recreational services. “Wecannot afford to maintain excess capacity,” she said. In 2004, the depart-

ment had 24 percent excess capacity relative to its force structure plans, Robyn said. The 2005 BRAC eliminated only about 3 percent of the department’s capacity, as it was designed mostly to reconfigure excess space, rather than close it, because the military was in a growth stage, she said. While some have criticized the 2005 BRAC as unexpectedly expensive at $35.1 billion, the savings also exceeded that of any other BRAC round, at $4 billion each year, Robyn said. Robyn asked that Congress move quickly to approve the BRAC rounds. “While some may view our request for a round in 2013 as aggressive, the magnitude of the cuts we are making in force structure means we simply can’t wait,” she said. “Leading U.S. corporations retain their vitality and market position by being able to adapt quickly to changed circumstances, and the U.S. military is no different.”

EVERETT, Wash. (NNS) -- The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) arrived at its new homeport of Naval Station Everett, Wash., March 9 after spending nearly a week at sea conducting sea trials. “The main objective was to make sure all systems and equipment worked properly following the extended yard period,” said Lt. Cmdr. Chris Webster, Nimitz training officer. “In addition to checking out major systems like the Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) firefighting system and Close in Weapons System (CIWS), several training requirements, in areas such as navigation and damage control were met.” An additional goal of sea trials was to prepare the crew to operate the warship at sea, said Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Dominique Anderson. “It gives Sailors the oppor-

tunity to actually see the responses that the equipment will have,” he said. “There’s a difference between running a simulation and actually running the plant. Everybody has responded positively to this experience.” Nimitz met the set criteria for testing its equipment and procedures to include conducting highpower steering evolutions, tested the ship’s weapons and combat systems and conducted various damage control evolutions. A pre-action aim calibration fire with its two newly installed CIWS systems was conducted March 7. “Firing the CIWS is [one of] the first significant evolutions since (docked planned incremental availability) DPIA,” said Senior Chief Fire Controlman (SW/AW) Matthew Barry, Nimitz’ CS-7 division’s leading chief petty officer. The crew’s damage

control response capabilities were also put to the test in several general quarters evolutions during the underway period, during an AFFF test on the hangar bay and flight deck and through a flight deck countermeasure wash down. “We were able to accomplish almost everything we needed to during this short period,” said Webster. “For the few things we couldn’t complete, we should be able to knock out during the next underway period.” Before Nimitz left for sea trials, the ship had been in Bremerton for the past 15 months conducting a DPIA where the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Intermediate Maintenance Facility and Ship’s crew completed a $239 million maintenance package that included upgrades to the carrier’s self-defense, combat, navigation and potable water systems.

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Officials condemn Afghanistan shooting, offer condolences By Jim Garamone

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and International Security Assistance Force leaders all spoke out Sunday condemned a shooting incident in Southern Afghanistan, and pledged to work with Afghan authorities in fully investigating the incident. “This incident is tragic and shocking, and does not represent the exceptional character of our military and the respect that the United States has for the people of Afghanistan,” Obama said in a statement released by the White House. Panetta spoke with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to offer his deepest condolences and pro-

found regret for the tragic incident in Kandahar province. The incident resulted in the loss of life and injuries to innocent Afghan civilians, including women and children. ISAF Commander Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen, who is here to testify this week, issued a statement today saying he was “shocked and saddened” to hear of the shooting incident. “I offer my profound regret and deepest condolences to the victims and their families,” Allen said in his statement. In a Facebook post, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey offered his condolences to the victims of the attack and their families. “I’m confident that General Allen and his staff are taking the appropriate steps to quickly and thoroughly investigate the circumstances of this incident,” Dempsey said.

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COAT, Winter. Ladies long, size 14. dark blue. Looks nice. $10 cash. Call: 360-692-6295

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Oval bevelled glass coffee table, beautiful carved wood frame, $90. Large wood bench with back and arms, unfinished wood, seat lifts for storage, great condition, $60. 360-779-2173 Poulsbo S TA M P I N G & S c r a p booking supplies from Stamping up, Close to my heart & other misc. companies. Stamps, p u n c h e s , p a p e r, i n k pads, stickers, idea books, supply carriers, $100 Some used & s o m e n e w. 3 6 0 - 2 8 6 2321.

CRYSTAL: 4”x8” Bowl, $25. 6”x10” bowl, $50. 5”x5” bowl $25, 6” Etched Bell, $20. New 3 Piece Round 12”-14” Spring Cleanup Mirror Trays with White Resonable! Free Items Leather Edge, $30. PricRecycler Weeding ~ Trimming es OBO. Have Photos. General Clean-Up Cash/ Pay Pal. 360-479- FREE: 32” SHARP TV Great Equip.! and stand, great condiBEAUTIFUL ANTIQUES 1307. 4 hr min. Call John collected over 30 years! CRYSTAL: Ice Bucket, tion, 8 years old. Large roll top desk in need of 54” round Queen Anne $25. Sugar Set, $25. 360-471-8532 table: oak, 5 cabr iole Round Dish, $10. Bud TLC. Also, older piano. Serving Kitsap County legs $400. Sideboard: Vase, $5. Wine Stopper, (206)855-9151 please oak, beveled mirror, 4 $5. Condiment Jar, $5. c a l l a f t e r 5 p m . B a i n Home Services bridge Island. Lawn/Garden Service d r a w e r s , c l a w f e e t , S a l t a n d Pe p p e r s e t , carved details, 48”x64” $10. 2 Tier Server, $20. F r e e K o h l e r To l i e t ; MIKE’S $2,700. Armoire: walnut Set 10” Candle Sticks, beige, works great, you YARD with maple burl, English, $20. Silver Plated 11” haul. (206)714-3217. SERVICE beveled glass, car ved O v a l Tr a y, $ 1 0 . B u d d e t a i l s , 2 m i r r o r e d Vase, $5. Coasters, $5. Mowing, Trimming, Jewelry & Fur {beveled] doors, large 4 Small Trays, $5. PricPruning, Clean-Up d r a w e r, $ 9 0 0 . C h i n a es OBO, have photos. and More! C l o s e t : d a r k o a k , 3 Cash/ Pay Pal. 360-479- I B U Y G O L D, S i l ve r, Very Reasonable! D i a m o n d s, W r i s t a n d curved glass panels, 1 1307 Pocket Watches, Gold door, claw feet, Nor th 360-373-6475 Wind car ving, 49”x76” D O U B L E S TA I N L E S S and Silver Coins, Silver$ 3 , 7 0 0 . O a k G l i d e r : steel Sink, LK/Gourmet. ware, Gold and Platinum SOLD IT? FOUND IT? pressed wood detail, ball 33 x 22. Good condition, Antique Jewelry. Call MiLet us know by calling & stick $500. Call Mar- $100. 306-779-3574, Kit- c h a e l A n t h o n y ’ s a t 1-800-388-2527 so we sap (206)254-2575 leen at 360-509-2830. can cancel your ad.

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Levi’s Jacket & matching j e a n s ! M e n ’s ; h e a v y lined, XL jacket & matchi n g L ev i ’s 5 0 4 j e a n s. Both like new, both for only $30. 360-377-4380. M E D L I N E Tr a n s p o r t Chair, excellent condition, $90 or best offer. 360-440-4571.

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NEW QUEEN pillowtop mattress set w/warranty. Sell $149. 253-537-3056 --------------------------------KING PILLOWTOP mattress set, 3 piece, brand new in wrap. $249. 253539-1600 --------------------------------NEW CHERRY Sleigh bedroom set. Includes dresser, mirror & nightstand. Still boxed. Will let go $599. 253-5373056 --------------------------------FULL OR TWIN mattress sets, new. $120. 253-539-1600 --------------------------------N E W A D J U S TA B L E b e d w / m e m o r y fo a m m a t t r e s s. L i s t $ 2 8 0 0 . S a c r i f i c e, $ 9 5 0 . 2 5 3 537-3056 --------------------------------L E AT H E R S O F A & loveseat, factory sealed w/lifetime warranty. List $3500. Must sell $795. 253-539-1600

GRAND PIANO, K . K aw a i G S - 5 0 6 ’ 9 ” . A p p r ox 2 5 ye a r s o l d . One adult owner/pianist. Glossy black, well maintained with regular tunings, voicings/regulation. GS = Grand Supreme, the highend Kawai model of the time. And the GS-50 was a a favorite with beautiful bass and well balanced tone. $ 1 2 , 7 4 5 / o b o. S t e v e , (360)697-6453 or 206450-4581

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1963 BALDWIN PIANO; Acrosonic Spinet with bench. Smaller size, fits well in small spaces. Perfect for beginner or advaced player. Medium color, solid wood. Great c o n d i t i o n ! $ 7 0 0 o b o. Can email more information. Please contact Martha at 360-341-5158 or 425-418-0091. Clinton, Whidbey Island.

pets/animals Dogs

(2) AKC COCKER Spaniel boys offered by Prarie Colors Farm. One Buff, one Tough! Buff would be happiest in a cuddly home centered placement, Tough (looks like the pup in the old suntan ad - tan & white parti) will be your partner on all adventures! Exceptionally well raised, will h a ve a l l t h e i r p u p py s h o t s , c r a t e & Ko n g trained, good overnight and using the doggy door! $600. Health guarrantee. Free puppy play classes, ongoing support. Email for complete info and pictures: prariecolorsfarm@yahoo.com 360-672-8024 AKC POMERANIAN PUPPIES. Various colors. Ready March 10th to March 22nd. $350 males, $450 Females. Now taking deposits. Call 253-223-3506 or 253-223-8382.

Reporter The Central Kitsap Reporter in Silverdale, WA is seeking a general assignment reporter with writing experience and photography skills. This position includes general-assignment coverage of a city, an Urban Growth Area, county government and naval base. Coverage stretches from the deeply rural to the “other Washington” in scope. News, narrative features and photography are at the center of the job. Applicants must be able to work in a teamoriented deadline driven environment, display excellent writing skills, have a knowledge of community news and be able to compose articles on multiple topics. This is a full-time position and includes excellent benefits, paid vacation, sick and holidays. Please send resume with cover letter, 3 or more non-returnable clips in PDF or Text format and references to: hr@soundpublishing.com or mail to: GAREP/HR Sound Publishing, Inc. 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 106 Poulsbo, WA 98370

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G I A N T S C H N AU Z E R puppies. Black, 16 weeks. Both parents onsite. Champion bloodlines. This athletic dog requires an active family. Puppies will mature in the 80-100 pound range. If you are firm, positive, active and disciplined, this dog is a joy to own! 2 females, 5 males. 3 show quality, $2000. 4 pet quality, $1500. 206851-6308, 360-649-4713

GOLDEN DOODLE Puppies, ready March 3rd. Small, medium and large size. Blacks, Reds and Blondes. F1B’s, 3/4 Poodle. Hip, eye, elbow clearances. Dew claws removed, wormed and 1st shots. Hypoallergenic, non-shedding, smart, calm and really cool. $900-$1600. Email me for more pictures and info r m a t i o n : p u p s n d o o dles@gmail.com or call 360-420-2277 NEW PRICE! AKC Australian Shepherd puppies, pure bred. Bor n 1 2 / 2 8 / 1 1 . Pa r e n t s o n site. Shots, worming & vet checked. Happy go lucky temper ments! Black Tri Colors: one girl and two boys. $300 each. San Juan Island. Call Bruce 360-3789451 or please leave message. S TA N DA R D Po o d l e s , purebred, black and cream. $350 for males, $450 for females. 9 weeks old, home raised, shots and wormed. Located in Por t Ludlow. Call: (360)774-0375

Garage/Moving Sales Kitsap County

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BROWNSVILLE Elementar y PTSA Annual Rummage Sale. Saturday, March 17th, 8am5pm, 8795 Illahee Road NW, 98311. Collecting Donations in Gym March 15th, 4-7pm and March 16th, 10am-7pm.

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2007 TOYOTA Tundra Crew Max. Only 23,900 m i l e s ! V- 8 , 5 . 7 L , 6 Speed Automatic. 4WD, TRD Off-Road Package, Stability Control, ABS, A/C, Power Everything, Cruise Control, Tilt Wheel, MP3 Multi Disc Premium Sound Package, Bluetooth Wireless, Parking Sensors, Backu p C a m e ra , D u a l A i r B a g s, D u a l Powe r Seats, Sliding/Tilt Sun Roof, Running Boards, H a r d To n n e a u C ove r, Bed Liner, Towing Package, Alloy Wheels, Upgraded Exhaust and Air Breather. Kelley Blue Book Value: $37,940. Asking $35,000. 360632-4385 Automobiles Volkswagen

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w/ Purchase of AKC REGISTERED Mini Pin. 10 week old female; champion bloodlines with paperwork, mirco chipped, first shots, ears and tail cliped. I paid over $1,000 asking only $600 with kennel, toys, food and leash. I am simply not home enough. She needs more attention then I can provide. Please call Andrew 360-689-0244. Port Orchard. COLLIE PUPPIES AKC 10 wks. Beautiful Champion sired. Rough Collie Puppies. Lassie like, tric o l o r & s a bl e. Pe t & S h ow. B o r n 1 2 / 1 5 / 1 1 See pictures & info at:

1995 CHEVY Impala SS. Original owner; only 49,000 miles; Corvette 350 engine; factory upgraded brake system; dark green/grey metallic paint, grey leather interior; Pioneer 12 CD system with remote; electric windows, seats, door locks; original wheels; r e g u l a r m a i n t e n a n c e. C o m fo r t a b l y s e a t s 4 adults perfect for those who like to get out and d r i ve . $ 1 3 , 4 9 9 . C a l l : (360)509-5851

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Automobiles Chevrolet

1 9 8 1 2 4 . 5 ’ TA N Z E R . Shoal keel, main, jib, spinner. Two burner alcohol Stove, Sink, Ice box. Drop down table. forward “V” berth, Portapotty, 8 HP 4 cycle Honda outboard. PFDs, extra fuel tank. New seat covers. Inflatable raft. Very stable boat under sail. Easy to handle! $ 4 , 0 0 0 . O a k H a r b o r. John 360-240-8332; john.acton@comcast.net

Automobiles Suzuki

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Sport Utility Vehicles Kia

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2 0 0 5 1 7 ’ D C Tra cke r. Deep V Aluminum boat. 2005 4 Stroke Merc, 115 HP. 2005 4 Stroke Merc 9.9 HP, 50 HP electric t r o l l i n g m o t o r. H u m m i n g b i r d G P S, C h a r t P l o t t e r, F i s h F i n d e r, Sport Utility Vehicles Stereo, 1 Downrigger, Chevrolet Bimini Top. Ready to fish! Call Troy, 360-544- 1 9 9 7 C H E V R O L E T 2217. Email for photo: Blazer. $3,777. troybertran@yahoo.com 1-888-354-3149. Dlr.*

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