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VOLUME 1, NO. 12 | 17 JUNE 2011

The Garudas come home at last

Olympic View Elementary authors hold book signing By MELANIE HAMMONS Whidbey Crosswind

They’re becoming authors at younger and younger ages these days – make that 8 or 9 years of age, to be precise. Olympic View Elementary School thirdgraders held a book-signing ceremony Tuesday for their published book “Clouds – Imagination in the sky.” Make no mistake – this is a real, bona-


THIS EDITION Lt. Charles Fatora holds his 7-week-old son, Brendan, for the first time as he and his wife, Janice, walk from the tarmac following the homecoming of VAQ-134 at NAS Whidbey Island Tuesday. JUSTIN BURNETT/WHIDBEY NEWS-TIMES

VAQ 134 returns to NAS Whidbey The Garudas complete their first carrier deployment in 16 years


or the first time in seven months, the men and women of Electronic Attack Squadron 134 are home. The EA-6B Prowler Squadron’s jets arrived at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island early Tuesday afternoon, amid cheers and tears from family members waiting anxiously to greet the returning sailors. Maintenance

and support personnel were scheduled to return Wednesday. When the Garudas left Whidbey Island last November under the leadership of Cmdr. Lee Jackson, the squadron was about to embark on its first carrierbased deployment in 16 years, heading to San Diego to join Carrier Air Wing 17 on board the USS Carl Vinson

(CVN 70). VAQ-134 had been deploying as an expeditionary squadron to a land base in Afghanistan since 2004, so life on board ship presented new challenges for the 180 officers and enlisted members of the Garudas. Once CVW 17 commenced combat operations in February, however, the mission for VAQ-134 was a familiar one — providing support to coalition forces engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom. The squadron had

an aggressive schedule in support of ground troops, which resulted in a 47 percent increase in electronic attack coverage compared to previous air wings. The Garudas maintained a 96 percent completion rate of of combat sorties and conducted more than 156 missions. An advantage to a carrier deployment versus being an expeditionary unit, is the abil-


For Pets’ Sake: Litter Box Blues 2 Meet graduates of Columbia 3 Veterans of Foreign Wars retire Old 7 Pilots reunite to tell their story 8

(Above, center) Third-grade students at Olympic View Elementary School sign copies of their class-produced book during a book-signing Tuesday.. (Above, right) Teacher Janet Sodano discusses the writing process employed by her thirdgrade students to produce their book “Clouds: Imagination in the Sky.” PHOTOS COURTESY OF JANET SODANO

Janet Sodano’s third grade class from Olympic View Elementary School in Oak Harbor hold their own copies of their class-produced book, “Clouds: Imagination in the Sky.” PHOTO COURTESY OF THE OAK HARBOR SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOOK | FROM PAGE 1 fide, hard-cover book. It is on the shelf in the school library. It is listed in search records for the library system, and its creation is a story in itself. Teacher Janet Sodano calls her students’ accomplishment “A book for everybody,” since this was one project in which everyone participated equally. The kids enjoyed the

entire process, though they differed on their favorite aspect overall. “My favorite part was doing the pictures,” said Hayley Roberts-Turner. “I enjoyed just working together with the other kids (to produce the final copy),” said Dylan Fairbanks. There are 26 illustrations in “Clouds.” They run the gamut from tractors to dragons to snowmen – and everything in between.

Each picture is accompanied by a unique poem, and signed by its student author. The school library spaces hosted the book-signing ceremony, which included everything a book-signing ceremony should have: friends and family, many of whom are active duty and were in uniform for the event, local dignitaries, including school board members, refreshments, and high spirits. Most importantly of

all, there were the books themselves: a keepsake copy for each student. The room hummed with excitement as the thirdgraders passed around their copies to audience members to sign. One of the local dignitaries was Oak Harbor School District Superintendent Rick Schulte. “You can just see these kids’ excitement,” remarked Schulte. “It adds an element of credibility that their book is actually housed on the library shelf. “They can go to school and say, ‘That’s my book.’”

“We were inspired to write a book about clouds after completing a science unit study on the weather,” said Sodano. She described what happened next as a natural outcome of their desire to become writers. “The question before us: ‘When you look into the sky, what do you see in your mind’s eye?’ became the driving force for creating a book of our own that combined illustrations and poetry,” said Sodano. The class participated in a writing workshop every afternoon toward their final goal, said Sodano.

Students learned the ins and outs of the writing process, from rough draft, through revision and editing, to the final copy. Sodano credits the finished product with teaching them real-world writing skills while giving rein to their creativity. She also believes that the book project enhanced the students’ overall reading prowess. “The concept of the writing process – how words are put together, and how poetry differs from prose – all this helps you along the road of becoming a better reader,” said Sodano.

Coping with the litter box blues A

cat who won’t use its litter box is the most common feline behavior problem pet owners struggle with. Unfortunately, this problem is so common, it is the most frequent reason why people surrender a cat to animal shelters. OR ETS Why a cat, sometimes after years of trouble-free AKE litter box behavior, suddenly decides to urinate or IEL defecate elsewhere can be a mystery. Since cats aren’t DVM much on talking, you have to try and use a process to work through the different possibilities behind the behavior. Medical Problems A urinary tract infection can be one reason why a cat will suddenly avoid the litter box, although, statistically, less than two percent of cats with blood in their urine actually have an infection when a sample is tested. A condition called Feline Interstitial Cystitis can cause inflammation of the bladder that can be painful and sometimes cause a cat not to use the litter box. Age-related medical conditions such as arthritis or cognitive dysfunction can also be a possibility, as can other medical problems including diabetes and kidney disease. Litter Box Aversion This can be one of the most common reasons for a cat forgetting its potty manners, and there can be a number of causes: The litter box may be covered or uncovered, the



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scented litter that covers the odor for people is annoying to the cat’s more sensitive sense of smell, the litter is dirty, the litter texture bothers the cat, the litter box is located somewhere that the cat doesn’t like or they were frightened while using the litter box in that location and now avoid it. Stress This is probably the most unrecognized problem related to many aspects of feline health. This subject is further complicated by the fact that we are still learning so much about feline health and behavior. Moving, changes in people’s work schedules, new pets, conflicts with other cats in the household, just about anything can cause stress in a cat’s life, which they can react to with inappropriate elimination behaviors.

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• The best place to start is with the litter box. Have a

minimum of one litter box for each cat in the household. For multiple cat households adding even another litter box to that number can also help. • Older cats prefer litter boxes with low sides to make it easier to get in and out. • Most cats prefer uncovered litter boxes. • Clean the litter at least twice a day, adding new litter as needed. Periodically empty the litter box completely and clean it thoroughly with soap and water. • Consider using unscented, fine-textured, clumping clay litter. Also, sprinkling a small amount of fine-textured dirt over the top of the litter can encourage a cat to use the box. • Avoid placing litter boxes in high-traffic, noisy, or dark areas. • Thoroughly clean areas that your cat has urinated or defecated on, avoiding products that contain ammonia or vinegar. There are urine odor neutralizing products available that can be helpful. Will medications help? Maybe. Anti-anxiety and anti-depressant medications have been used to help cats stop this behavior with varying degrees of success. Like any behavior-modification strategy, medication combined with litter box management and environmental enrichment is more successful than just trying to rely on medication alone to fix the problem. Dr. Kiel is the U.S. Army veterinarian currently supporting NAS Whidbey Island and Naval Station Everett. His columns appear the first and third Friday of each month. Please send questions or comments to Dr. Kiel at

Students from Columbia College Whidbey Island, on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, pose for a picture before the graduation ceremony held June 2 at the Officer’s Club. Picture in the front row from left are Tiffany Mozdzen, Janayle Kennon, Tyhesia Hardin, Samantha Beeson, Barbara Linton, Trisha Pickett, Linda Marston, Amy Ward, Nikki Haskins, Jeanette Rios-Najera and Pam Velez, In the back row from left are Heidi BruMar, Roxanne Ferrera, Timothy Davenport, Kevin Van Dusen, Scott Kubale, Donald Redman, Patrick Sablan, Chad Knight, Edward Haskins and Charles Kuehl. PHOTO COURTESY OF ROBERT O’DELL

Sailors and spouses graduate from Columbia College Whidbey The eighth annual commencement ceremony for the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island campus of Columbia College was held June 2 at the Officer’s Club. A total of 80 students will receive diplomas from the Whidbey Island campus this year, ranging from master’s degrees in business administration to associate’s degrees. Students from the following commands participated in the graduation ceremony: CNATTU: - Samantha Beeson, Bachelor of Science - Chad Knight, Associate of General Studies VP 1: - Sade’ Chaney, Associate of Science VAQ-135: - Edward Haskins, Associate of General Studies FRC NW: - Charles Kuehl,

Associate of Arts - Pamela Velez, Bachelor of Science - Amy Ward, Associate of General Studies VQ-1: - Tiffany Mozdzen, Associate of Science VAQ-129: - Trisha Pickett, Associate of General Studies Base Chapel: - Kevin VanDuesen, Bachelor of Science NASWI-Security: - Jeanette Rios-Najera, Associate of General Studies VAQ-137: - Janayle Kennon, Associate of General Studies CVW: - Donald Redman, Bachelor of Science NHOH: - Timothy Davenport, Associate of General Studies

Spouses: - Roxanne Ferrara, Bachelor of Science - Bernadette Guevara, Associate of Arts - Tyhesia R. Hardin, Bachelor of Science - Sarah Keller, Bachelor of Science - Julie Lovenberg, Associate of Arts - Linda Marston, Bachelor of General Studies Retired or Separated: - Heidi BruMar, Bachelor of Arts - Scott Kubale, Master of Business Administration - Barbara Linton, Bachelor of Arts - Patrick Sablan, Bachelor of Science Civilian: - Darla Henning, Master of Business Administration

Navy College gets new digs

BBBS awards scholarships

Anyone taking classes at Navy College on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island will have to get used to new surroundings. Navy College has moved into the Navy Operational Support Center, building 2739, on Midway Street, just west of the base gas station. Columbia College has also moved to NOSC and Brandman University will be relocating there next month. A Navy spokesperson said the new facilities are a much better location for the schools. “The facilities are really conducive to learning,” said Public Affairs Officer Kimberly Martin. NOSC is also home to Naval Reserve personnel who train throughout the Pacific Northwest. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will also be moving to a new location, possibly off base, although there has not yet been an official announcement. Colleges on NAS Whidbey are open to any adult learner with base access. Navy College was formerly located in building 126 across from the static P-3 aircraft display on Langley Blvd. on the Ault Field base.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County has awarded scholarships to two island graduates to help them on their way to higher education. South Whidbey High School graduate Tabitha Helland received a scholarship for her long term commitment to BBBS. Helland joined BBBS as a Little Sister when she was 8, and went on to become a Big Sister. She was named Big Sister of the Year in 2009. She plans to attend Seattle University this fall. Coupeville High School senior David Lile was awarded a scholarship for his exceptional work as a Big Brother. Lile served as a high school mentor for two years. He was named Big Brother of the Year in 2010. For information on BBBS of Island County, call 279-0644 or email bbbs@ for north and central Whidbey Island or call 221-6808, ext. 5417 or email for South Whidbey. Or go to

Columbia College students make dean’s list Several students have been named to the dean’s list at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island branch of Columbia College for the sessions from January to March and March to May. The dean’s list is an honor afforded to students who achieve academic distinction. Students may be named to the dean’s list if they complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of coursework in two consecutive sessions, and maintain a combined grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Shelby Bassett; Claten Bechtol; Larissa Brandenburg; Holland Carvalho; Timothy Davenport; Christina Davis; Zackary Delgado; Lucie Dollarhyde; Thomas Gee; Satnam Gfeller; Alisha Gollihar; William Larsen; Julie Lovenberg; Linda Marston; Joseph Massey; Beulah Palmer; Sara Pasola; Benjamin Rittenhouse; Paul Smits; and Jason Ward.

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Flags, flags and more flags Jim Larsen, supervising editor for the Whidbey News-Times, asked me an interesting question this week. He was wondering if I would have a flag on the front page again. Of course, this question came after I asked him a few days earlier if he thought I could get away with it one more time. When I look at the last few issues, it seems flags have dominated, in one form or another. But you know, that’s okay with me. I have no problem showKATHY ing some healthy respect for our nation’s flag. I’ve actuREED ally learned quite a lot about it recently. Oh, I knew all the historical stuff, of course, but I didn’t know some of the finer points of flag etiquette — not because I wasn’t interested, but because we as people tend to become a little blase about what’s always in front of us. I attended my first U.S. flag retirement ceremony last weekend, and I highly recommend that everyone see one at least once in their lifetime. I was touched by the vehement feelings of our veterans, who are truly offended when people fail to even stand when a Color Guard marches past at a parade, much less salute or place a hand over their heart, as custom dictates. The Stars and Stripes aren’t on the front page this week, but they easily could have been. I guess the editor in me doesn’t want people to become blase — after all, if we can look at the American flag and not really see it, what chance does a little newspaper have? Of course, there’s always the Fourth of July. -Kathy Reed, editor

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“Annie” continues: Whidbey Playhouse community theater’s production of the musical “Annie” will continue with performances each Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. through June 25. Matinee performances will be held at 2:30 p.m. each Sunday through June 26. Tickets are $16 each and are available at the box office. Call 679-2237 for information, or go to www. North Whidbey Coupon Club: The North Whidbey Coupon Club will meet each Friday in June and July from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce building on State Route 20. The club is free and open to all couponers, new or experienced. Guests can stop by anytime during


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the two-hour session and will receive a guide to sales, coupons and more. Call 675-2338 or find “Whidbey Coupon Club” on Facebook. Click Music Acoustic Jam: Join friends and neighbors for a free evening of playing music together Friday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Click Music, 1130 NE Seventh Ave., Oak Harbor. Jam leader Ed Newkirk welcomes players of all ages and levels. Call 675-5544 for information. Little Strikers: Parents are encouraged to bring children ages 2 to 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.

Beachcombers Bazaar: The Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor is sponsoring the sixth annual Beachcombers Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor. The event is known as the ultimate garage and craft sale. Service clubs, food and craft vendors, antique dealers, individuals and businesses all take part. Call 675-4286 for information. “The Wizard of Oz”: The Ballet Slipper will perform “The Wizard of Oz” at Oak Harbor High School at 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday in the Student Union Building. Tickets are $10 each and are available at Bayview Embroidery, 890 SE Pioneer Way, in downtown Oak Harbor. Call 929-5828 with questions. Calliope’s craft corner: “Tees not Ties for Dads” is the craft project to be featured from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens on Zylstra Road in Oak Harbor. Participants will be creating art from natural plant dyes. Bring a white T-shirt that fits Dad. Projects are age appropriate for 4- to 12-year-olds. The class fee is $15 per child per class. Space is limited, please pre-register and pre-pay to reserve a spot. Call 679-5044 for details. Fourth Annual Poker Run: The local run to benefit local charities serving Island County children will be held Saturday, starting at the Tyee Restaurant parking lot, 405 S. Main St. in Coupeville. The entry fee is $10 per hand. Registration takes place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. First out at 10 a.m., last out at 11 a.m. End of run food, fun and music starts after 3:30 p.m. Barbecue will be available for $15 per person. Motorcycles, classic cars and more. Call Mike at 632-1513 for information. Free Draft Horse Wagon Rides: Enjoy free draft horse wagon rides each

Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at A Knot in Thyme Holly Farm and Lavender Gardens on DeGraff Road near Oak Harbor. Call 2401216 for information.


Family Contra Dance in the Park: All are invited to join this third annual family fun dance Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the sports complex on Langley Road in Langley. Music will be provided by the Swinging Nettles and Friends. The dance includes other activities and refreshments. Donations will be accepted for the Good Cheer food bank. A donation of $5 per person or $15 per family is suggested. Call Kat Fritz at 360-321-4311 for details. Sunday Farmers Market: A farmers market will be held each Sunday through Sept. 25 at Greenbank Farm. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 6787700 for information.


“The Little Mermaid” Auditions: A group audition will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at NAS Whidbey Island Youth Center. Eligible military children in grades 1 through 12 are welcome to try out for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of “The Little Mermaid.” Approximately 50 to 60 boys and girls will be cast. Those cast must be available for rehearsals from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 21 to 24 at the Youth Center. Performances will be held June 25. Call 257-3150 or go to www. for details.

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Summer writing workshops in Coupeville Author and creative writing instructor, Molly Larson Cook, along with Skylark Writing Studio and Whidbey Island Arts Council, will present three writing workshops for adults at the Coupeville Library. The Arts Council is sponsoring Cook in this project to benefit the Council’s Literary Arts programs and scholarships. Cook will present one-day workshops on three Saturdays – June 25, July 23, and August 20 for adult writers at all levels. The June 25 session is A Writer’s Tools: Words, Sentences, Paragraphs and Pages; July 23 will be Road Trips, Rendezvous, and Route 66; and the session on Aug. 20 is called Poetry Inside the Lines (and Out!). “The workshops will be lively and engaging, and we’ll have fun while doing serious work,” said Cook. “It’s summer school, after all, and summer is a time for fun. At the same time, the workshops are designed to explore some serious writing territory that will encourage beginners and move experienced writers along in their work.” The cost of each workshop is $60. Anyone interested will need to pre-register with Cook. Workshop details and registration forms are available from Contact her by phone at 678-3042 or go to her website at

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Tuesday, Fatora met his son, 7-week-old Brendan, for the first time. The Vinson made headlines more than once during this deployment. A jet fire during a touch-andgo landing of a F/A-18C Hornet on April 11 made news, although the blaze was extinguished within seconds and there were no injuries. The Vinson and Carrier Strike Group One also intervened in two piracy attempts on civilian vessels. Most notable, however, were the headlines made when the body of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was placed on the Vinson

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Only the crackling of the fire and the singing of the birds broke the stillness of the morning Saturday, making the words uttered during a U.S. flag retirement ceremony ring out loud and clear. “When the United States flag becomes worn, torn, faded or badly soiled, it is time to replace it with a new flag, and the old flag should be retired with all the dignity and respect befitting our nation’s flag,” said Ben Bunnell, master of ceremonies for the event held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars

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Pilots recall their time on the Ho Chi Minh Trail Navy and Air Force come together again after 41 years By DENNIS CONNOLLY

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“Pee Wee” and “Frodo” were down and in trouble but a pilot on a F-1 Skyraider, called “Sandy,” stuck close and helped get them out. For the first time in 41 years the three men involved were together again in Oak Harbor. Their reunion was at the Officers’ Club on Naval Air

Station Whidbey Island during a packed luncheon put on by the Association of Naval Aviation Tuesday. Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Evan “Pee Wee” Reese was there to tell the story of how he was shot down over Vietnam and how his bombardier/navigator, retired U.S. Navy Capt. Don “Frodo” Fraser and retired Air Force Maj. Richard S. Drury, were bonded for life 41 years ago. When a steam catapult shot him off the flight deck of an aircraft carrier in an A-6A Intruder, then-Lt. Cmdr. Evan Reese was doing his job. In 1970, that job included flying off the USS Ranger (CVA-61) and dropping bombs on North Vietnam along the Ho Chi

Minh Trail. Which is what Reese, along with Lt. j.g. Don Fraser, his bombardier navigator, were doing when they were hit by enemy fire. “It was during a divebombing run, there was a lot of flak coming up at us,” Reese said. “One minute everything looks good and the next, your airplane departs from flight.” The two men were flying down to bomb some trucks then suddenly, “Bang and a rush of cold air,” said Reese. They were hit and their Intruder starting spinning out of control. They managed to eject, doing 485 to 500 knots. “We were lucky to survive the ejection,” Reese

From left, retired US Navy Capt. Evan Reese, retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Richard S. Drury and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Don Fraser stand together for the first time in 41 years. The trio recounted the time Drury saved Reese and Fraser on the Ho Chi Minh Trail at a luncheon Tuesday at the Officers’ Club at NAS Whidbey Island. DENNIS CONNOLLY/WHIDBEY CROSSWIND said. They landed far apart from each other. They untangled their chutes, got out of them and headed deeper into the jungle of the Ho Chi Minh Trail to avoid the enemy. Some of the men who would be looking for them were Pathet Lao, the Laotian equivalent of North Vietnam’s Viet Minh and Viet Cong, and Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge. Reese said their record for prisoners wasn’t very good. “Anyone captured by the Pathet Lao never made it into the prison system,” he said.

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Fifteen minute later, Reese heard Asian voices and gun shots. He hunkered down and got super quiet. In fact, he fell asleep. He said he fell asleep for two to 10 minutes several times that night. (A doctor later told him he released massive amounts of endorphins during his time in the jungle and that had something to do with his falling asleep.) When he woke up, the Asian men were gone and he heard something on his radio that brought him joy and hope. His bombardier/navigator Fraser was talking to a Douglas A-1 Skyraider pilot, asking for rescue. “This is milestone 156, got a hurt leg, come and get me,” Fraser said. The forward air controller told them he knew where they were and to be ready for rescue at first light. Reese added his own similar request. They spent the night deep in the jungle along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Reese, who had neither a workable compass nor flashlight, cut his way through the jungle. Fraser, who had two compression fractures in his back, two banged-up knees and a banged-up arm and ankle, stayed considerably quieter. The next morning Drury and another pilot came buzzing about 50 feet off the ground. Drury had found the men and dropped smoke to let the HH-53 helicopter pilots know where the downed pilots were located.


TRAIL | FROM PAGE 8 Then a war broke out, said Reese. There was smoke, gunshots, heavy weapons fire on the ground and weapons fire from about four dozen aircraft the U.S. rescue team had called in. After about an hour, the fighting stopped. The helicopters dropped the penetrator (rescue basket) and after some effort by both men, they were up and on the ‘copter. Fraser said when they were on the ground, the Air Force rescuers had a list of questions they asked to ensure they were Americans.

“One was what’s the name of your dog?” Fraser said. “I said ‘Well I don’t have a dog but if you want I’ll get a dog and name it anything you want.”’ To this day the retired Navy captain has only words of praise for his rescuers. “You won’t ever, ever hear me say one bad word about the Air Force, they literally saved my life,” he said. Fraser stayed in the hospital for a while and Reese was back on the USS Ranger two days later. He volunteered to go back to Vietnam again in May. And the three were back together at the Officers’ Club on June 15, remembering their past.

(Above, left) Electronic Attack Squadron 196 in front of an A-6 Intruder on the flight deck of the USS Ranger (CVA 61). (Above, right) An A-6 Intruder in flight. (Left) Lt. Cmdr. Reese, front, second from left, is welcomed back to the USS Ranger by members of his squadron, VAQ-196. PHOTOS COURTESY OF EVAN REESE

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FLAG | FROM PAGE 7 post commander, followed Bunnell with a statement or quote about the flag, the Declaration of Independence or well known lines from our nation’s history, such as “Give me liberty, or give me death.” Last to go into the flames was the flag’s union. White stars stood out against the blue cotton and the orange flames. Bunnell continued the ceremony by reading excerpts of the poem “I am Still the Same Old Flag,” which expresses the unknown author’s disappointment in how the American Flag is treated. The reading and the ceremony sparked a reaction from the NJROTC members who participated. “It’s like nobody has any respect for it anymore,” said 17-year-old Kari Jerde. “You go to parades and see all those little plastic flags laying on the ground,” said Sarah Morical, 17. “Even though it’s plastic,

VFW member Ben Bunnell, left, and local VFW post commander Dave Hollett lead the U.S. flag retirement ceremony held at the Whitehead-Muzzall post June 11. KATHY REED/WHIDBEY CROSSWIND

“The flag means a lot to us veterans. It drives me up a wall when people don’t salute.” – Ben Bunnell it’s still the symbol of our nation.” “This experience was a great reminder of what the flag really stands for,” said Nathan Cook, 16.

Bunnell shared his feelings with the NJROTC youth. “The flag means a lot to us veterans,” he said. “It drives me up the wall when

c/Lt. j.g. Sarah Morical, 17, left, and c/Seaman Nathan Cook, 16, of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Oak Harbor High School lay stripes from the American flag on the fire during a flag retirement ceremony at the VFW Saturday. KATHY REED/WHIDBEY CROSSWIND

people don’t salute.” Bunnell said events like the flag retirement ceremony are a good way to connect different generations. “It gives these kids a sense of how the vets feel, and some insight into the patriotic side of life,” he

said. Several participants in Saturday’s ceremony, which was held in honor of Flag Day on June 14, said retiring a flag can be an emotional thing, “I’m an emotional old goat and I have to fight to

keep from crying,” Bunnell admitted. “This is the second flag retirement ceremony I’ve seen and taken part in,” said VFW Chaplain Wesley Wilson. “I don’t care where it’s at, it’s still impressive.”

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Quality Living at an Affordable Price Everyone is welcome here! Large & special needs families encouraged. 1, 2 & 3 BR apartments starting at $600/mo. Walking distance to beach, golf c o u r s e, s h o p p i n g & bus route. Madrona Manor 360-240-1606 360-391-6578


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ADVERTISING SALES CONSULTANT The Whidbey News Times seeks an enthusiastic, motivated Advertising Sales Representative to sell advertising to our off-island clients. The successful candidate must be dependable, detail-oriented and posses exceptional customer service skills. Previous sales experience required and media sales a plus! Reliable insured transportation and good driving record required. We offer generous commissions and excellent benefits. Send your resume for immediate consideration to

or mail to WNTSales/HR Dept., Sound Publishing, Inc., 19351 8th Ave NE, Suite 106, Poulsbo, WA 98370 BARTENDER Par t time - Immediate opening. American Legion Post 141, 14096 State Route 525, Langley. Pull tab experience with current Health and MAST cards. Pick up application at Post after 1 p.m. Applications accepted until Saturday June 25th.

CREATIVE ARTIST The Whidbey News T i m e s i n C o u p ev i l l e, Employment WA, has an opening for Computer/Technology a part-time creative artist. Must have a minimum of four years experience with complete mastery in the followingMacintosh computerINTERNET SUPPORT based software: Adobe TECHNICIAN CS3 Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, and IllustraFor more information tor), Adobe Acrobat (inplease visit: termediate level), or net, Email. Duties Customer Service include perfor ming ad Whidbey Telecom design, special section 14888 SR 525 design or spec projects, Langley, WA. 98260 and troubleshooting EEOE electronic prepress files. R e q u i r e s ex c e p t i o n a l Employment communication skills, Customer Service teamwork, and ability to organize workflow in a deadline driven environment. Newspaper prod u c t i o n ex p e r i e n c e a p l u s ! E . O. E . P l e a s e CUSTOMER send resume, cover letEXPERIENCE REP ter and work samples in Full Time PDF format to: CAWNT/HR For more information Sound Publishing, Inc. please visit: 19351 8th Ave. NE, or Suite 106 Customer Service Poulsbo, WA 98370 Whidbey Telecom E-mail to 14888 SR 525 Langley, WA. 98260 EEOE DEPUTY DIRECTOR

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The Island County Economic Development Council has an immediate, par t time opening for a person experienced i n bu s i n e s s m a n a g e ment or administration, economics, program management or workforce development. Applicant must pass background checks and have a high degree of initiative. Job opening closes Jun 24. Email resume to

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Local construction company looking for GENERAL LABORER/ ASPHALT RAKERS. Paving experience preferred but not necessary. CDL a plus. High School diploma or e q u i va l e n t . G e n e r a l construction knowledge. Own transpor tation to and from work. Self motivated and physically able to consistently lift and /or shovel amounts. Salary DOE, EEO employer, Drug-free work place. Resume to Whidbey News Times Blind Box SE307447 PO Box 1200, Coupeville, WA 98239

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REPORTER The South Whidbey Record is seeking a general assignment reporter with writing experience and photography skills. Applicants must be able to work in a team-oriented deadline driven environment, display excellent writing skills, have a knowledge of community n ew s a n d b e a bl e t o compose ar ticles on multiple topics. This is a 20 hour-per-week position that includes 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 or mail to: GAREP/HR Sound Publishing, Inc. 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 106 Poulsbo, WA 98370

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1/2 BARRELS, great for landscape, small, med, l a r g e. $ 6 0 . C a l l 3 6 0 678-1079, Whidbey 1989 4.3L engine, fuel injected. $100.00 Call Scott 425-754-0301 for more information. Whidbey. 2 Motorcycle Helmets,1 Leather Ins. Skull Cap. 1) HJC Full Face.Model CL-11.BLK.- XXL, Azolite Ser ies. Complete w i t h O w n e r s M a nu a l , P a p e r w o r k , L T- 1 2 Screwdriver, Removable Chin Support in Factory Storage/Tote Bag. No Road Rash. 2) KBC Model TK-400S. Skid Lid Style with Front Vent.Ear Gaurd/Pad can be unzipped & removed i n h o t w e a t h e r. S i z e SMALL, 6-7/8 - 7â&#x20AC;?.Comfy as far as helmets go! A few lite scuffs but No Road Rash. 3)Insulated Leather Skull Cap. Wor n under helmet. Size L. All 3 Pieces for $150/obo. Call 360-3313208. Whidbey 2 RECLINERS, rose fabr i c . C o m fo r t a bl e a n d nice, $75/each. 360-6756780, Whidbey B a by B o p py L o u n g e r with extra fleece slipcover $25. (619)862-5656 Big box of marine floats, $60. Call 360- 678-1079, Whidbey Chainsaw 20â&#x20AC;? Poulan. New fuel line and filter.3.4 cu. in. engine, very good cond, $125. E-Mail at and I will send a picture, or call 3606 7 5 - 7 7 4 2 l e ave m e s sage. Whidbey FREE PING PONG table, folding. Includes net, balls & paddles. U-haul. 360-377-9049 F U TO N f ra m e, wo o d , fo l d a bl e, w i t h d o u bl e M a t t r e s s, l i t t l e u s e d . $125. 360-221-0326 Langley Genuine Leather Motorcycle Riding Jacket. Made in USA. - Size 38. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC; E x c e l l e d B ra n d â&#x20AC;&#x2122; . â&#x20AC;&#x153; I t Sells Because It Excelsâ&#x20AC;?. On Tag!. No Rips, All Zippers, Snaps & Buckles Work. Excellent Condition, Really Comfy! Includes a Pair Of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thinsulateâ&#x20AC;?, Insulated Gloves. $125/obo. 360331-3208. Whidbey Glider Rocker, beautiful oak, thick cushions, like new, $125. Oak Harbor. 360-682-6366 Matchbook Collection a p p r ox 1 0 0 0 , s eve ra l decades & areas, $25, 360-321-4635

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SATURDAY, June 18th, 9am-4:30pm, 4812 Steiner Drive, just off Humphrey Road at top of hill. We cleaned out our Canadian Condo to prepare it for sale. Now thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lots of duplicate f u r n i t u r e : b o o k c a s e s, chairs, etc. Kitchen and Bedroom Stuff for anyone outfitting their own home or apartment.

M OV I N G S A L E . 5 7 7 Scenic Heights Road, Friday, June 17th and S a t u r d ay, Ju n e 1 8 t h , 8am-4pm. For Him: Garage and Gardening Tools, Hardware Supplies. For Her: Furniture (old and new), Ashford loom, new. Dishes, old and new. Accent pillows, baskets, kitchen items, craft supplies. For Both: medical equipment, 15 cubic foot energy saver refrigerator, BBQ, fans, lamps, books, old LPs, camping equipment, luggage, garage storage cabinets, large pet carrier, sporting goods, futon, patio furniture. Plus 10 years of accumulated stuff from 2 houses.


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Construction Update


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Ahead of Schedule Good news! After 3 months of heavy construction, it’s looking more and more likely the contractor, Strider Construction, will reach “substantial completion” earlier than the date in their contract. While it’s still too early to tell how ahead of schedule the project will wrap up, it’s estimated to be a week or more earlier than the target date of September 2, 2011. For downtown businesses and individuals living with the construction every day, this news may come as no surprise - it’s no secret that Strider has been averaging around 50 hours per week, even during shortened holiday weeks, and Megan and Brennan out enjoying the sunshine and new sidewalk. has made good progress even during poor weather conditions. “Get it done” is the consistent message we hear from downtown merchants are pleased all signs point to finishing a sooner than expected.

KEY CITY CONTACT PEOPLE These are your go-to City staff for issues connected to the construction project:

Larry Cort, Project Manager


(360) 279-4778 •

Joe Stowell, Project Engineer

(360) 279-4520 •

Rhonda Severns, City Utilities

(360) 914-7256 •


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Every Tuesday from 9 am to 10 am Pioneer Way Information & Construction Office 720 Pioneer Way, Suite 1A Have a cup and pastry, hear what’s on the schedule for that week

Sidewalks between Ely and City Beach Streets were completed; temporary striping was applied to show the new angle parking spaces between City Beach and Dock Streets; Puget Sound Energy/Potelco began the process to pull electric wires through the new underground conduit;


Work continued between Dock Street and Midway Boulevard to install large concrete drainage vaults and associated Filterra units which will be part of the enhanced stormwater system; construction continued on the retaining wall across from Whidbey Coffee as a foundation for 18 additional angle parking spaces; the mainline joint utility trench work was completed to Midway Boulevard and work continued on secondary trenches that branch out from the mainline trench; streetlight bases were installed in a number of locations throughout the project route.

This is a term used routinely in public works contracting to refer to the date when a public facility under construction (in our case, Pioneer Way) is ready to use for its intended purpose. Substantial completion does not mean that every part of the project is in place (that condition is referred to as “physical completion”) but it does mean that the functioning parts of the street are good to go. Landscaping is the classic example of the difference between substantial and physical completion. Even though the street trees and other plantings are part of Strider’s contract with the City, they are not essential to Pioneer Way functioning as a street. As a consequence, Pioneer Way could be declared substantially complete without landscaping. Similar to landscaping removal of the overhead power poles is not required for substantial completion.

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Crews will continue for most of the next two weeks to pull wire through the conduit and install equipment in underground vaults Crews will begin addressing improvements to planting beds and preparing for on-street amenities such as planting pots, benches and tree grates.


Construction will continue on the retaining wall across from Whidbey Coffee; trenching for the underground utilities should be completed by early next week; work should start next week on excavation for the street subgrade, in effect removing the top 18 inches of surface material and replacing it with gravel to support the new street.

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In preparation for the SATURDAY JUNE 18th SIDEWALK/NO SIDEWALK SALE, on SE Pioneer Way, sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association, Crews will be pulling equipment out of the way, opening the street to pedestrian and vehicle traffic and making room for on-street parking.



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