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Dumpster Diving for Earth

The commander of an electronic attack squadron at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island has been relieved of duty, Navy officials said this week.. Cmdr. Timothy Murphy, commanding officer of VAQ-129 was relieved from duty Monday following a weekend citation for driving under the influence, the Navy said. Murphy was cited early Sunday morning by police in Anacortes, according to a release


Master Sgt. Tim Scribner, with Marine Aviation Training Support Group 53, right, hands used motor oil bottles to Tracy Hardwick, an employee with Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Recycle Center, during a “Dumpster Diving” event Wednesday. The annual event is part of Earth Month activities and demonstrates how much trash in the dumpsters is still recyclable. BRYAN ILYANKOFF/WHIDBEY CROSSWIND

Faith takes flight Whidbey Island churches reach out to Navy families By MELANIE HAMMONS


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ak Harbor is a military community from way back. For 70 years, sailors from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island have served their country in worldwide conflicts. But sometimes even the men and women in uniform need a hand, and Oak Harbor area churches are reaching out in a variety of ways, including organized events and those less formal. Jeff Spencer, pastor of Oak Harbor

Living Word Fellowship in Oak Harbor is just one of several churches in the community that offers help to active duty military members. KATHY REED/WHIDBEY CROSSWIND Lutheran Church, views both types of outreach as equally important. Although he’s been at the Oak Harbor location for only four months now, he sees military ministry as something that occurs naturally in the life of a congregation that seeks to express care for others. “There are a lot of military families

here,” he said. “Relocations seem to come in waves, but wherever these families may find themselves, they are a regular part of our prayer emphasis.” From that emphasis flow other efforts. One involves a recognition of families who are transferring. “We have something we call a ‘sending ceremony’, a sort of informally done farewell,” said Spencer. “It’s a time when we can recognize them, express our thanks, and wish them well at their next duty station. They can also leave us a forwarding address at that time so we can keep in touch with how they’re doing.” Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, like others, has an informal network of members who try to be mindful of the on-going needs of military families, especially those who have a deployed spouse.


THIS EDITION Woman and son flee Japan, stay in Oak Harbor .pg. 2 You’re invited to the Garrison’s Ball 3 Job fairs assist those about to leave Navy 7 Navy Dad is a hero among heroes 8 WHIDBEY CROSSWIND PHOTO CONTEST




Japan evcacuees come to Oak Harbor Navy wife and son stay with friends after voluntary evacuation By MELANIE HAMMONS Whidbey Crosswind

A life-long resident of Japan, Tomomi Feldhues has experienced many earthquakes. But the quake that struck the island nation on March 11 was starkly different. Although it did not seem as intense as previous quakes she had been through, this one seemed to last much longer. “The shaking just seemed to go on and on,” said Feldhues, wife of Navy Lt. Mike Feldhues and mother of a 2-year-old boy. The aftermath was different, too. The base commissary at Naval Air Facility Atsugi ran out of rice, meat, noodles and disposable diapers early on. Bottled water disappeared almost immediately. Then came the rolling blackouts, followed by a run on batteries, flashlights and kerosene heaters. “Off base, we waited anywhere from half an hour to 45 minutes just to enter the stores,” Feldhues said. The continuing aftershocks took a toll on her peace of mind. “Whenever my son, Hunter, bumped into the bed, I would think, ‘It’s happening again,’” she said. The constant replay on Japanese media of images from the tsunami didn’t help. “I couldn’t sleep, had night-

mares whenever I could sleep, and began to lose weight,” she said. Even when others began to talk of evacuating, she held out. Feldhues’s husband is a sailor attached to VAQ-136 on NAF Atsugi. Her parents live in Tokyo, along with a brother and his wife. “I didn’t want to leave my fam-

ily and friends behind,” she said. “What kind of person would I be if I did that?”

Finally convinced to go It was her parents who finally convinced her to leave by reminding her she has a child to look after. Fears of radiation contamina-

McDowell: Poseidon still a go – for now By DENNIS CONNOLLY

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The budget cycle in Washington, D.C. over the next year or two could determine the P-8A Poseidon’s future on Whidbey Island, according to former Island County commissioner Mac McDowell. “The decision to bring four P-8A Poseidon squadrons and 2,000 sailors to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island (in 2017) still stands,” McDowell told a group gathered April 7 at a luncheon for the Republican Women’s Club of North Whidbey. McDowell recently accom-

She explained that in the past, they have housed people during snowstorms and personal emergencies. At first, Feldhues said she was a little unnerved when she saw all the water that surrounds Whidbey Island. She now stays PHOTO COURTESY OF TOMOMI FELDHUES busy caring for her son and communicating with family members in Japan. tion from the damaged nuclear She also takes exercise classes reactors drove her decision to at a local fitness center to keep leave Japan on March 22. in shape and help with stress. In That was when she placed a Japan, she teaches swimming and telephone call to Joann Hoover, kickboxing lessons to students of Oak Harbor. who email her “When I learned regularly to ask “They always said, that we were going when she’ll return. to the West Coast, I make sure you That’s a question called Joann immekeep your shoes she can’t answer. diately,” Feldhues “I really miss my next to the bed.” said. “Her response, family and friends right away, was, Tomomi Feldhues, there in Japan,” she on disaster preparedness ‘absolutely, of said. “Whenever in Japan course you can stay it’s safe to return, with us.’” I will. Feldhues first met Joann and “When I talk with my parents, Mike Hoover about 10 years ago, and brother, it seems like things when their nephew was stationed are getting better there every day, in Japan. but they’re somewhat concerned The Hoovers’ nephew ended with what may happen after the up marrying one of Feldhues’ next big rainfall,” she said, referfriends and one result has been a ring to the possibility of radioaclasting friendship with Joann and tive fallout in water droplets. Mike, a retired Navy Chief. Whenever Feldhues thinks She appreciates the offer to stay about the events of the past with the Hoovers more than her month, she can’t help but rememwords can express. ber something said by survivors “I don’t know how to thank her of the 1995 Kobe, Japan earthenough,” she said. quake, who had to deal with broken glass and debris in the aftermath of that quake. “They always said, make sure Joann Hoover says it’s someyou keep your shoes next to your thing they are glad to do for anybed,” said Feldhues, explaining one, much more so for someone this goes against the Japanese they consider a longtime friend. custom of removing one’s shoes “We consider ourselves fortuand leaving them by the door. nate to have a home, and we’re “Leave your wallet, leave your glad to welcome anyone at our jacket, but make sure your shoes table,” said Hoover. are handy.” Tomomi Feldhues, right, with her husband, Navy Lt. Mike Feldhues, and their son, Hunter. Tomomi and Hunter are staying with friends in Oak Harbor following their voluntary evacuation from Japan.

panied a contingent of Oak Harbor officials to Washington, D.C., where the future of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft at NAS Whidbey was discussed with Navy officials and lawmakers. Local officials became concerned when the Navy began examining whether there are more “efficient” ways to conduct the operation. McDowell, who served on the Island County Commission for 16 years and retired as a captain in the Navy Reserves, says “efficient” in Navy terms is another word for saving money. More than four years ago, after

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the Quadrennial Defense Review, the Department of Defense determined there was a greater need for anti-submarine forces in the Pacific than the Atlantic. Consequently P-3 Orions would

be followed by P-8A Poseidons in the Pacific. In response, the Navy arrived at a Record of Decision that would station three P-8A squadrons in Kaneohe, Hawaii, four P-8A squadrons – 24 total airplanes – on Whidbey Island and five operation and one training squadron in Jacksonville, Fla. In response to severe budget issues, the Pentagon is reviewing many decisions where action has not been completed. For the time being, the Navy is following the current ROD, but that could change. “If 10 squadrons were to be placed at NAS Jacksonville a new Record of Decision would need

to be reviewed and done,” said McDowell. “We were told this by all Pentagon people we visited and that the existing ROD is the official Navy decision.” Official word could still be a year or more away, McDowell said, and “efficiency” could come back to haunt Whidbey Island. McDowell said the cost for a new hangar is about $145 million. But he maintains it makes better financial sense to let the current ROD stand, because it is more costly to fly P-8A’s across America than to use planes based at NAS Whidbey. Also the cost per man hour on Whidbey Island is half that on Hawaii and slightly less than Jacksonville. McDowell said Whidbey Island has airspace that is largely unencumbered with fewer people living on land under the aircraft’s flight path.

Troops to get full pay checks

Commander Matt Miller, former NAS Whidbey Island Executive Officer, far left, demonstrates some fancy footwork at a previous Military Ball.

By Jim Garamone

American Forces Press Service


Military Ball set for May Vancouver Garrison Officer’s Society invites NAS Whidbey Once again the 39 Canadian Brigade Group with the Vancouver Garrison Officers’ Society extends a warm invitation to military personnel across the border to attend the Garrison’s annual Military Ball. The ball welcomes officers and non commissioned members from foreign armed forces, the diplomatic corps, police forces and their civilian guests. Now in its 66th year, the ball will be held on Saturday, May 21 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. For many personnel at Naval Air Station Whidbey

Island, the annual “MilBall” is an occasion to meet old friends in the Canadian military family as well as introduce new arrivals to the unique and friendly cross-border connection that has evolved over the years. The Garrison’s Military Ball originated in 1946 as a victory celebration to mark the end of World War II and has continued ever since. It began as the brainchild of the officers in the Vancouver Garrison to relive the euphoria at the time and to celebrate the return of troops to family

and friends after six long years of war. For many years it was considered an officers’ ball, but as time went on it was combined with the Sgt.’s Coronation Ball and nowwelcomes all ranks, much like the U.S. Navy Ball. Entertainment ranges from light dinner music to a musical dessert show, featuring military band performances. The band of the 15th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery and Pipes & Drums of the Seaforth Highland Regiment of Canada will

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man Marine Col. Dave Lapan said. “It may be in two separate payments, but on the 15th everyone will receive their full allotted pay.” Confusion arose about the April 15 payday due to the threatened closure of the U.S. government last week. Administration and congressional leaders came to an agreement that ended that action late on April 8. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service had posted “net pay advice” to some service members, telling them what to expect in their accounts. “Those net pay advice statements were made … before we knew there was an agreement to fund the government,” Lapan said. “When those were posted they only showed partial payments, but again, everyone will receive their full pay on the 15th .”


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What a cool community As I was reading through the stories for this week’s Crosswind, it struck me what a cool community we have. I don’t just mean the city of Oak Harbor or the surrounding towns, or Naval Air Station Whidbey Island by themselves. I mean the people here who pull together to create that sense of community. It’s not anything to do with size. There are big cities where you can connect and feel very plugged in and at home. And there are small communities where political divisions, for instance, make one feel they have to choose sides. It’s people who make a community. I think people on Whidbey Island feel a sense KATHY of camaraderie just because of REED where we live. That’s the ‘island’ community. Then there’s NAS Whidbey Island - our military community. Let’s not forget our vibrant business community. You might call the dozens of organizations, groups and clubs our civic community. Our churches are a spiritual community. That’s a lot of different communities, and I haven’t even mentioned professional, educational or casual communities. I’m sure there are dozens more. What I find so cool is how our communities overlap. They’re all connected, woven together into an enormous tapestry with a common thread. Spiritual community supports military; military supports civic; civic supports educational — suffice it to say there is a huge number of possible connections to be made. I hope the Crosswind has a role in your community. Contact me at kreed@whidbeycrosswind. com. –Kathy Reed, editor

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FAITH | FROM PAGE 1 Church members seek to encourage these families, and offer help if needed. Often they are prior military themselves, and have an understanding born of experience. That is also true of Living Word Fellowship church. Its congregation includes a number of members who are active with the local Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, according to Associate Pastor Janelle Ibaven. “What we have found is that these members involved with NMCRS can really relate to military families in a very empathetic way,” Ibaven said. “They are in a unique position to learn of someone’s needs, and see how our congregation can possibly address them.” Ibaven also cited her church’s Christmastime observance of what they have come to call Compassion Sunday. “On Compassion Sunday, we try to connect military members to

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Looking for work is a full time job all by itself. For someone who’s making the transition from the military to the civilian workforce, there are unique challenges when it comes to a job search. “If someone came into the Navy right out of high school, they may have Anne Hallam never had a job or had to look for a job,” said Bill Conley, Work and Family Life Consultant at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Fleet and Family Support Center. That’s where the Navy’s Transition Assistance Program comes into play. TAP classes are held at the support center each month for those who are separating from the Navy. Retiree

TAP classes are held every other month. The classes lay the groundwork for a job search – covering how to write resumes, how to handle the interview process, how to make the most of a job fair and even how to dress. But Conley said what someone does during their military service can make a big difference when it comes to Bill Conley a civilian job hunt. “The most challenging question for people separating from the military is ‘Did you find a career path you like, and did you do anything to prepare for it?’,” Conley said. “The military offers a lot of opportunities – did they take advantage of it?” While the classes and one on one guidance offered at the support center provides a solid base for

Upcoming Events Workshop: How to prepare for a job fair, 9 a.m., April 26. Job Fair: Thursday, May 5, noon to 4 p.m. Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. an impending job search, help during the job hunt is also available through the state. “Our classes are a great supplement to the TAP classes,” said WorkSource Whidbey center coordinator Anne Hallam. “There could be some additional information they didn’t previously get.”

Job fairs WorkSource often joins forces with the Fleet and Family Support Center, and arranges its bi-annual job fairs around the Navy’s

TAP classes so skills can be put to use immediately. That’s the case for the upcoming WorkSource job fair, scheduled for Thurs., May 5 at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. “We give those attending a two-hour lunch on the last day of TAP class so they can attend the job fair,” said Conley. “It’s a good opportunity to meet people face to face,” Hallam said, adding that people should dress professionally and have their resume with them because some employers will conduct interviews on the spot. Fleet and Family Support Center also has a job fair coming up on June 27 which is targeted specifically for people separating from the Navy. “The companies participating are looking for specific skill sets acquired from this air station,” he said. “The people stationed at NAS Whidbey have skill sets that can make them more marketable.” And that is a key factor in today’s job search. “There may be a lot of skills you’ve developed but don’t know you have,” Conley said.

Spouses, too The search for employment extends beyond just military personnel. Hallam said a lot spouses take advantage of WorkSource services, especially when they first arrive.

The frequent moves nec- Hallam said. essary when part of a mili“Location is a big part of tary family can make a job it,” Conley agreed. “They search more difficult. have to ask themselves if “Since they have travthey’re willing to relocate if eled around to different necessary.” stations, it might appear Whether military memto an employer that they bers and their spouses can’t keep a job longer than choose to stay or to go, a couple of years,” said Hallam and Conley Hallam. “Many spouses encourage them all to take are highly advantage of skilled but the assistance this could be either orga“It’s all about their biggest nization can getting people provide, and obstacle to employment. jobs...we all want not try to go WorkSource... people working” it alone. offers ways to “It’s best market important to – Bill Conley their skills no touch base matter what with either the work hisWorkSource tory looks like.” or Fleet and Family to Understanding the local make sure they’re getting job market is also importhe right information,” tant for Navy spouses Hallam said. “A resume has because it can be challengalways been important, but ing. now it’s even more impor“Depending on what tant. They have to find a part of the country they way to be picked out of a are coming from they may crowd.” not be prepared for a small “It’s all about getting community that is surpeople jobs,” said Conley. rounded by water,” Hallam “The bottom line is, we all said. “Island living takes want people working.” getting used to and they must quickly come to the understanding that wages may not be what they’re CRIMINAL DEFENSE accustomed to.” & MILITARY LAW Despite local employ• 22+ years practice ment opportunities, some• Skillful and Experienced one’s skills and experience • Former Federal & may make it necessary to Military Litigator look elsewhere. • Retired Naval “Because we have a lot of Judge Advocate smaller businesses and no KEITH C. CELEBREZZE, Esq. big manufacturing centers of the LUSTICK LAW FIRM or industry, you may have 413 West Gates St., Mount Vernon 360.873.8882 to think beyond the island,”

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DAD | FROM PAGE 8 believe he can see color and shape, but no detail. “I pretty much take him with me everywhere I go, and I don’t treat him any differently than I would a typically developing child,” Cady said.

Father, caregiver Cady and his ex-wife divorced in 2006, and Cady became the custodial parent in 2008. While Joshua’s mom has weekend and summer visits, Cady provides the bulk of his care. He has a meticulous support system in place for Joshua, including nursing care so Cady can receive a good night’s sleep. When Cady has to travel for work, Joshua’s mother or nurse step in and take charge. Cady was nominated for Military Father of the Year by friend Wendy Kruse. When she heard the National Fatherhood Initiative was seeking nominations, Cady immediately popped into her mind. “His story is so remarkable,” Kruse said, “how he has turned tragedy into triumph is amazing.” Kruse, who is also a special needs parent, met Cady through special education programs at

the Central Kitsap School District. They both serve on the advisory council for the Military Special Needs Network. Kruse recounted a recent conversation she had with Cady. “I asked him, ‘Aren’t you ever sad?’ and he said, ‘Sure, I’m going to mourn the fact I’ll never teach him how to fish or play football, but that doesn’t mean I can’t give him that experience. So I take him fishing and to games. I can either be a victim, or make something better out of this.’” Besides working and being Joshua’s primary caregiver, Cady fills his time helping other families in similar situations. “Being a typical man, I’m a problem solver and obviously a lot of Joshua’s problems, I can’t solve,” Cady said. Instead, he uses his energy and advocates and helps other special needs families, especially those who are navigating the special needs resources for the first time. “If I can help guide them through the process and help them solve problems that I’ve already solved, it helps me rejuvenate,” he said. “I actually draw strength and recharge by helping others.” Jamie Goodman,

APRIL 15, 2011 | PAGE 9 although Joshua can’t vocalize, you can see how much he enjoys his father’s company. This organization was started at Naval Base Kitsap, and organizers are hoping to launch it nationally. Cady and an Army wife from Fort Lewis, who also has a child with CMV, are putting together Washington state’s first ever Walk-N-Rollathon to raise CMV awareness on May 21 at 9:30 a.m. at Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood. Contact: wacmvwalk@

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Christorpher Cady and son Joshua. PHOTO COURTESY OF CADY FAMILY master chief at the Priority Materials Office Headquarters where Cady works, said when it comes to stressful conditions, it’s impressive how Cady handles them. Under pressure, Cady is graceful and has an unflappable demeanor. “He will tell you that he’s learned a lot from his son, like how to stay calm,” Goodman said. Friend Jessica Huckaby also knows Cady through the Military Special Needs Network. She said the love between father and son is obvious to anyone who sees the pair together. “Joshua looks towards


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Chris almost in awe. He’s everything to Joshua,” Huckaby said. “And Joshua is Chris’s breath of fresh air.” Friends comment that when Cady rubs Joshua’s head, it’s almost as if Joshua melts. He does his own unique laugh, and


Cady retires from the Navy later this year, and Kruse said she would love to see him end his 20 years of service with the honor of being Military Father of the Year. “He makes me want to be a better person,” Kruse said. “He’s an inspiration.” As for Cady, he’s handling the spotlight with modesty and would rather the focus be on Joshua and his disabilities. For the first time ever, the winner of Military Father of the Year will be decided on which nominee receives the most votes via online voting. Cady hopes online voting doesn’t diminish the integrity of the award. “I am humbled and honored to be nominated,” he

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community theater production of “Murder in the Magnolias.” The parody spoof can be seen April 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. and the final performance will be Sunday, April 17, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 and are available at the box office or can be ordered by calling 679-2237.. Little Strikers: Parents are encouraged to bring children ages 2-5 to learn to bowl at the Convergence Zone on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Friday. Bowling is followed by a learning- or holiday-themed craft in the Media Zone. Children must be supervised. Call 257-2432/2702/2074 or go to www.navylifepnw. com for details. North Whidbey Island coupon club: This free club will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce building. Couponers, new or experienced, are welcome. Call 675-2338 or email whidbeyisland411@ for information.


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THURS., APRIL 21 Search and Rescue reveals its secrets: Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue team will give a presentation on its aircrew rescue capabilities from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Library. Learn about the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter capabilities, mountain search and rescue and medical evacuations. Call 675-5115 for information. A time for rhymes:A Celebrate Poetry event, featuring Whidbey Island poets Lorraine Healy, Patricia Hawley and Erik Christensen will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Coupeville Library on April 21. The event is free and open to all ages. For more information, contact the Coupeville Library at 360-678-4911 or Molly Cook at 360-678-3042.

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enrolling their children in local schools. In all, 22 children have been registered from Japan. Most were enrolled in elementary schools, but there were also students placed in local middle schools and the high school, said Oak Harbor School District communications director Joe Hunt. The Department of Defense has temporarily relocated families of military personnel stationed in Japan until the Fukushima nuclear power plant is stabilized. The Oak Harbor families come from Atsugi Naval Air Facility or Yokosuka Naval Base, located south of Tokyo.

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The North Kitsap Herald in Poulsbo, Wash., invites applications for the following position: reporter, full-time. This reporter covers the City of Po u l s b o, S u q u a m i s h Tribe, Por t of Poulsbo and Poulsbo Fire District, but assignments could change depending on the new repor ter’s strengths. The ideal candidate will have solid reporting and writing skills, have up-to-date knowledge of the AP Stylebook, be able to shoot photos and video, be https://quality able to use InDesign, and contribute to staff No Associated Fees! blogs and Web updates. Fleet & Family Readiness This newsroom of one Naval Air Station Whidbey editor and 3.5 reporters produces a 12,700-circuHiring lation Friday print ediSCHOOL LIAISON tion, a regional Friday OFFICER. A&E section, and a daily RFT. 4 YR Degree with Coursework in education online news site. Sound related field. Frequent Publishing Co. offers a great work environment, travel. 40K-60K DOQ excellent health benefits, Applications at: 401K, vacation and sick leave, and paid holidays. If you have a passion for community news reporting and a desire to work in an ambitious, dynamic newsroom, we want to INTERNET SUPPORT hear from you. E.O.E. TECHNICIAN Email your resume, cover letter and up to 10 COFFEE BAR non-returnable writing, SUPERVISOR photo and video samples to hrwest@soundFor more information Or mail please visit: to NKR/HR Dept., Sound or Publishing, 19351 8th Customer Service Av e . N E , S u i t e 1 0 6 , Whidbey Telecom Poulsbo, WA 98370. 14888 SR 525 Langley, WA. 98260 Find It. Buy It. Sell It. EEOE Looking for the ride LIFEGUARD of your life? at the Camp Casey Con- ference Center outdoor 24 hours a day swimming pool in Summer Jobs Coupeville. $10 DOE, ages 16+. Red Cross LIFEGUARDS AND lifeguard and CPR cerPOOL ATTENDANTS tification required. Get certified now at Oak Har- Needed for the Scatchet bor Pool. Head Community pool (360)678-5050 or this summer. Star ting salary $10/ hr DOE Lifeguards must have Red Cross Certification prior We’ll leave the site on for you. to beginning work and Pool Attendants must Find It. Buy It. Sell It. have CPR and First Aid Looking for the ride training. For information of your life? Call Darlenn at (360) 579-4934 24 hours a day

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AT V W i l d e r n e s s Tra i l Couch, 8’, gray tone col- 250. Not running. Free or, very nice condition, you haul. 360-579-1597 $125. (360)579-3660 FREE: Small amount of C u r i o , 5 s h e l v e s ( 4 scrap metal. (360)341glass) with light, $100. 3 1843 wooden stools, $5 each. 360-672-5577

Wood pallets for firewood or ? (Does not include 48x40 size)

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360-632-7088 or 360-333-8805


P.O. Box 114 Coupeville, WA 98230

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Home Furnishings

GREAT DANE Puppies, AKC. Males/ females. Every color but Fawns. Three litters half Euro, plus other litters. Puppies ready! All puppies $500 & up, health guarnatee. Licensed since 2002. Dreyersdanes is Oregon state’s largest breeder of Great Danes. V i s i t : w w w. d r e y e r s Call 503-556-4190 PUPPIES: Several Breeds, All Toys, includi n g Ja p a n e s e C h i n s , Shih Tzu, Bichon Frise, Tiny Tan Chihuahua and Tiny Black & Tan Dauschund! 8 to 10 weeks old, vet checked, all vaccines, worming current. Health guarantee. Excellent temperaments, very we l l s o c i a l i ze d . $ 5 0 0 a n d u p. P l e a s e v i s i t : or call 360-675-8487.

Garage/Moving Sales Island County

H U G E M U LT I Fa m i ly/Business Garage Sale at the offices of Eagle B u i l d i n g C o m p a n y, 11248 SR 525, Clinton (across the Hwy. from Pro-Build) Tools, Materials, Furniture, office furniture, coach purses, luggage, mens and womens designer clothing, kids items, maternity and MORE!!! Saturday 4/16 only 8am-5pm This RESCUED TWO Litters: is a garage sale, NOT a Sheltie Mix, 6 weeks. going out of business C h o w M i x , 7 We e k s . sale. Shots, Health Guaranteed, $180 Cash. Oak Find it. Buy it. Sell it. Harbor 360-672-5577 SOLD IT? FOUND IT? LANGLEY Let us know by calling M U LT I FA M I LY Ya r d 1-800-388-2527 so we S a l e. S a t u r d ay, A p r i l can cancel your ad. 16th, from 9am-4pm. Baby stuff, clothing and YORKIE 3 PUREBRED Male Yor- s h o e s f r o m i n fa n t t o kie Pups, 6 Weeks Old. adult, kids toys big and No papers, parents on small, furniture, housesite. $500 each. Shots, hold items and much, tails docked, dew claws much more. 5418 Counremoved, vet checked. tr y Lane, off Bayview R e a d y o n A p r i l 1 6 t h . Road. C a n e m a i l p i c t u r e s . LANGLEY (360)675-4356 Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island PUREBRED POODLE Puppies. (2) Males: 1 Apricot, 1 Black Tuxedo; (1) Female Apr icot. $300-$350. First shots and wor ming. Parents on site. Raised in loving family environment. Sweet, playful, friendly. Ready for their forever home! Call (360)9695 6 8 8 . O a k H a r b o r, Whidbey Island.

garage sales - WA Garage/Moving Sales Island County CLINTON

3 GENERATIONS Garage Sale! Rain or shine. Retro r ummage, toys, t o o l s, f u r n i t u r e, v i ny l records, linens, comforters, antique setee, bricka-brack, knick-knacks, chairs, leather couch and loveseat, antique round oak table and 4 high back chairs, rugs, framed posters and paintings & much more! Friday, April 15 th & Saturday, April 16 th from 8am to 4pm at 4694 Wrightsman Place. Turn at Chevron Station up fouth street on right. CLINTON

MOVING/ Estate Sale. Useless Bay Shores off of Bayview Road, off 525 behind Goose Grocer. Exercise equipment, drafting table, oak desk, hardwood dresser, sewing machine, sofa, quilting supplies, assor ted beds, tools, kitchen items, tools (hand and power), garden tools, mens and womens clothing, many books, bookshelves, almost new portable hammock, chaise lounge and deck umbrella and Christmas and Halloween items. Fr i d ay, S a t u r d ay a n d Sunday , April 15th, 16th and 17th, 9am to 3pm, 6360 South Chinook Drive, Clinton. No Early Birds!

SATURDAY, April 23rd, 9am-3pm. Deals and Steals for Meals on Wheels Sale! Antiques and Collectibles Section, E t h n i c I t e m s, B o o k s, Kitchen Items and Theme Day and Holiday Decorations plus Much More! Many items under $3. 1/2 pr ice at 2pm. Proceeds to be donated to the Senior Services Nutrition Program. Sale at Senior Services Center across from Bayview Park and Ride, located at 14594 SR 525, Langley. Visit our web site for great deals LANGLEY

SPRING CLEANING S a l e. S a t u r d ay, A p r i l 16th, 9am-3pm, 5756 Crow Haven Road, off Millman Road. New and gently used Par tyLite, Household Items, More! OAK HARBOR

COME ONE, Come All! Multiple yard sales on Ridgeway Drive. Furniture, clothes, tools, scrapbook items, toys, clothes and lots more. Friday- Saturday, 9am5pm. Rain or shine. No early birds. Oak Harbor

INDOOR RELAY FOR LIFE Fundraiser Sale! S a t u r d ay, A p r i l 1 6 t h , 8am-12 noon. 645 W. Industrial Ave. off Goldie Rd. Fur niture, household, indoor/outdoor toys, infant/toddler clothes & supplies, electronics. OAK HARBOR

M OV I N G S A L E ! 6 0 years wor th of indoor and outdoor stuff. Friday- Saturday, April 15th and 16th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 28997 SR 20, 1/4 mile South of Monroe Landing Road. OAK HARBOR


SATURDAY, April 16th O N LY ! H u g e A s s o r t ment: Books, Puzzles and More! Sales by donation. 4909 Breezefair Road. Starts 8:00 A.M. FREELAND

SPRING SALE! Kids/ teenage clothes, house wares, Japanese vases, kimonos/ obis, Asian collectibles, small appliances, Rosewood furniture (China) and other great finds! Friday & Saturday, A p r i l 1 5 th- 1 6 th, 9 a m 2pm at 1396 Everette Lane.

RELAY FOR LIFE Fundraiser! Motorcycle gear/ clothes, household items and lots of miscellaneous treasures! Rain or Shine. Saturday, April 16 th from 8am- 2pm in the Rolling Hills Community Center at 1039 Sidney Street.

Automobiles Volvo

1989 VOLVO WAGON; 4 Cylinder turbo charged 2.3 liter, second owner and non-smoker. Exceptionally well maintained and reliable, always garaged, very clean inside and out! 220,000 miles. New battery and tires, owner’s manual, service records and original window sticker. Gold metallic paint. $4,900. Anacortes. Daytime 9am to 5pm, 360-293-1887.

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PNW#AREERSCOM Add a picture to your ad and get noticed 1-inch photo 1-inch copy 5 weeks for one low price Call: 1-800-388-2527 or go online 2006 KAWASAKI 650R Ninja Sport Bike. Great first bike, beautiful condition! Female tried to ride, bu t i t wa s n ’ t fo r h e r, great deal at $4,500. Gorgeous silver color with burgandy. Complete stock bike under 500 miles. Must see! Brand new cover included. Sweet! Call Tom 360378-4647.



2 7 ’ 2 0 0 4 T R A I L B AY travel trailer. Fully selfcontained. Ready roll! 6’ slide out and 20’ awning. Like new! Great floor plan with air conditioning, am/ fm/ CD and queen walk around bed. Couch & dinette make into beds. Sleeps up to 6. $13,500. 360-6921253

MSRP $22,890. GM REBATE -$2,500. BLADE’S DISC. -$900.

2002 VESPA. Baby blue and white. Only 820 miles. $2,500. Call (360)221-6110


1996 PONTIAC Bonneville. V-6, air conditioning, power: doors, seats, windows. AM/FM stereo, n ew w i n d s h i e l d , n ew tires, dark green. Good condition. 215,000 miles. $1,600. 360-630-6268



Automobiles Pontiac

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2005 NISSAN Frontier Ext-Cab Automatic, 4x4, Red, 121k. $14,995 360-647-5686

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Automobiles Nissan

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2000 MUSTANG, Millennium gold, show car, V6, dual exhaust, 9500 miles. $7,500 negotiable. (253)851-3863



Automobiles Ford

Utility Trailers

2003 5’x8’ CARGO/ Tool Trailer. Great for carpenter, contractor or service provider to store your tools! Various shelving to either side. Very good condition, well cared for and great tires! $1,750 obo. Orcas, San Juan Islands. Call Pat 520-8694306.



27’ CATAMARAN; Sail away now! Nearly new motor. Fanchor headsail furler, Dacron full batten main, Symmetrical spinnaker with sock, 11 lb B r u c e a n c h o r, 1 4 l b D a n fo r t h s t y l e , 2 x 8 5 amp deep cycle batteries, Apelco 360 depth sounder, 9 HP Yamaha outboard (nearly new), double 6x6 (4 singles berths). Vashon Island. $28,000obo. 206-5675253.

2000 G M C Yu ko n . Automatic, Fully loaded, Leather power ever ything, 146K. $8495. Call Fr e e w a y A u t o S a l e s 360-647-5686



Marine Sail

Sport Utility Vehicles GMC

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24’ 2008 HILO Towlite Trailer. Telescoping trailer with tip out. Sleeps and feeds six. Full kitchen, stove with oven, 3 way refrigerator, 2 way hot water, air conditioning, propane furnace, full bath, awning, full cover and much more! Tows safely, nimbly, less wind resistance, lower center of gravity, saves fuel. $16,950. Poulsbo. Call 360-697-4962.


16’ TRACER, 2005. 6’9� Beam, 40hp Honda, Long Shaft, Power Tilt, Alternator, Trailer. Low hours. Pot puller. $7550. (360)240-1803

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1992 SIX PACK Truck C a m p e r, f i t s 8 ’ b e d . Good condition! Stove, oven, full kitchen with 3 way refrigerator. All applainces work well! New heater and thermostat. No leaks, and ver y clean! Sleeps 2 to 5. We upgraded, but solid c a m p e r. M u s t s e e ! $3,500 obo. Orcas Island, San Juans. 360376-3671.


13’ LIVINGSTON, 15 HP E v i n r u d e, g a l va n i ze d trailer, $1,500. Also, 7.5 Mercury long shaft $500. Both in excellent condition! 360-331-5063.

2 0 0 3 C H E V Y Ta h o e . 4 W D, 9 9 , 0 0 0 m i l e s , heated leather seats, tow package, floor mats. Loaded with most options. Really good condition. Body in great shape, no dings or rust. Regularly serviced. $12,500. Located on South Whidbey Island. 425-328-4588. Can email pics:



2005 F-150 XLT SuperCab - Low Miles! Like New! Only 18k original miles. Well cared for. A/T 8 Cyl - small block V-8, 2WD. 8’ bed. Power windows, mirrors, steeri n g , key l e s s e n t r y. A steal at $16,850. (2005 KBB suggested retail = $18,200. 2011 F-150 XLT suggested retail = $33,800). Call Jim: 360507-1923


Marine Power


Junk Vehicles, Tractors, Farm Equipment

Sport Utility Vehicles Chevrolet


Tents & Travel Trailers



A N T I Q U E & E S TAT E Sale. Starts Friday April 15th at 10am through S u n d ay a f t e r n o o n i n Coupeville. Stucco building at the corner of Main & Coveland. Antiques include: oak armoire, rare fireplace bumper, Italian candelabra, marble top tables, old trunk, dry sink with tile back, round oak clawfoot able, antique high chairs, paintings, and other furniture. Plus t oy s, b o o k s, c l o t h e s, b o a t i n g g e a r, t o o l s , camera and dark room equipment.

Tents & Travel Trailers

$16,983 01 CHEVY CAMARO $6993 03 MERCEDES E-CLASS $9999 07 TOYOTA MATRIX $14,983 09 VOLVO XC90 WAGON $30,873 08 PONTIAC SOLSTICE $16,983 08 SUBURBAN NAV ROOF DVD $31,997 04 ESCALADE NAV ROOF DVD $13,999 05 HUMMER H2 $29,997 09 CHEVY CREW SILVERARDO $25,993 06 HUMMER H3 $19,997 08 CHEVY TRAILBLAZER SS AWD $27,981

Auto Service/Parts/ Accessories


Pickup Trucks Ford


Garage/Moving Sales King County

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