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Is. Co. draft budget cuts $2 million By JEREMIAH O’HAGAN Staff Reporter When Island County’s 2011 draft budget appears before the public at the Oct. 4 hearing, it will be $2 million slimmer than this year. In order to meet budget goals, departments have been asked to cut between 5 and 40 percent in expenditures. Public health will be among the hardest hit departments, facing a 40 percent reduction from the county’s current expense fund, in addition to decreased state funding and fee collections. All told, the department will receive $544,260 less this year than last. To compensate, the department will cut the Children’s Commission, Maternal Support Services Program and Welcome New Baby entirely, as well as reducing other programs. Eliminating these programs means the department is no longer eligible for certain state and federal grants. Senior services is also being cut by 40 percent, and Washington State University’s extension program will drop 4-H and Master Gardeners. Although these programs are non-mandated, cutting them entirely means the loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants, Commissioner John Dean said. At some point, more money is lost than saved, and the county is trying to keep that balance in their favor, he added. The parks department budget will be reduced to $137,000 this year, down from $355,000 in 2008. The department will likely decrease maintenance even further, as noted in its budget proposal, which stated that “drastic reductions in services” will include reduced hours for staff, no seasonal help, removal of trash cans and port-a-potties, no watering and no external lighting. In addition to the cuts mentioned above, the assessor, auditor and treasurer and emergency management ofﬁces are facing 5 percent cuts. The clerk, coroner, prosecutor, district and superior courts, and the sheriff’s de■ SEE DRAFT, PAGE A11
Island County sheriff loses six deputies By JEREMIAH O’HAGAN Staff Reporter
Cutting the necessary 10 percent from the Island County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce will be “problematic,” said Sheriff Mark Brown. Most of the cuts — $514,943 — will come from the ofﬁce’s criminal division, which Brown calls his “boots on the ground personnel.” Brown will have to eliminate six positions in order to balance his budget. One of those positions, a sergeant on Whidbey Island, retired, and his vacated position won’t be ﬁlled. Two Camano Island deputies have accepted positions with other departments, and a third Camano deputy did a voluntary layoff, Brown said. That leaves him with two more positions to eliminate. In abidance with civil service rules, those cuts will be decided by seniority. ■ SEE DEPUTIES, PAGE A11
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
New The neighbor next door trafﬁc signal Sex offender meeting draws questions
By JEREMIAH O’HAGAN Staff Reporter
PHOTO BY ADAM STEWART | STANWOOD/CAMANO NEWS
Joe Beard, a detective with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce, answers questions from concerned Warm Beach area residents. By ADAM STEWART Staff Reporter
etective Joe Beard of the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce (SCSO) briefed residents last Tuesday regarding four registered sex offenders living at the same residence in the 8300 block of 184th Street NW in the Warm Beach area. It is Detective Beard’s role to inform the public concerning level II and level III offenders as per state and federal law. Local agencies complete a risk level assessment of sex offenders to determine a moderate or high risk to re-offend. Level I offenders are determined least likely to re-offend, level II are a moderate risk, while level III sex offenders show the highest risk of recidivism. “Our goal is to empower the community through education,” said Beard. “We have to take con-
trol by understanding who are neighbors are.” Of the four men living at the residence, known as the Mack House, a faith-based transitional housing facility owned and operated by John Mack of Arlington, one of the tenants is classiﬁed at level III. The individual, a Caucasian man, Larry Amondson, 56, stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 295 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes. In 1977 he was convicted in Lewis County Superior Court on one count of second-degree rape. His victim was an unknown 15year-old girl. Amondson was introduced to the victim when she was spending the night with a friend. He was sentenced to no more than 10 years in prison. In 1986, Amondson was convicted in Snohomish County Superior Court on one count of indecent liberties after he formed a relationship for six months with a single
mother, only to sexually assault the woman’s 4-year-old daughter three days after moving in with the family. Again, he was sentenced to no more than 10 years in prison. In 1992, Amondson was convicted again in Snohomish County for two counts of ﬁrst degree child molestation. In this case, he befriended a family by helping with household chores. During this time, Amondson sexually assaulted an 11-yearold girl and her 9-year-old friend. He was sentenced to 188 months in prison. In addition to these crimes, Amondson has admitted to sexual assaults against numerous female child victims since he was 12 years old and has attended sex offender treatment during his incarceration. Most recently, in July of 2005 Detective Beard arrested Amondson for violations of his conditions while on supervision. ■ SEE OFFENDER, PAGE A3
South African vaulters ﬁnd home in Warm Beach By ADAM STEWART Staff Reporter
Ten-year-olds Hannah Newman and Mel Harquort-Cooke are ﬂiers. True to the name — arms and legs extended — the young girls reach, bend and hold composed acrobatic positions high above the ground. The sport is equestrian vaulting. Fliers soar with the support of their teammates, pillars of strength known as bases. Bases lock themselves into stabilizing positions, protecting the ﬂiers while creating a living sculpture, all performed on the back of a moving horse. “It requires complete commitment,” said Barbie Gertenbach, coach of the South African National Vaulting Team currently practicing at Warm Beach Camp. “Teammates need to have absolute trust in each other.” They also need to earn the respect of Nick, a draft horse, or as he’s known in the competitive vaulting world, Prize, a key member of the Warm Beach Vaulters team under the guidance of Patti Skipton, 2009 American Vaulting Association (AVA) Trainer of the Year. The South African team is familiarizing themselves with Nick and Skipton prior to competing in the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky, Sept. 25 – Oct. 10. The team formed 10 years ago and began competing internationally in 2004, typically traveling once a year to a major event. Due to logistics and costs of transporting animals, Gertenbach’s team must adapt their training while on the road. ■ SEE AFRICAN, PAGE A11
As part of the improvements to intersection at Pioneer Highway and SR 532, near the ﬁre station, an automated trafﬁc light has been synced to the ﬁre alarm. Deputy Chief Darin Reid explained that when the ﬁre alarm goes off, the trafﬁc light automatically gives priority to northbound trafﬁc on Pioneer Highway, which is the direction the ﬁre trucks will be coming from. The light is set to give the trucks a two-minute window to clear the intersection; then, it resets to a normal cycle. In addition to the new trafﬁc light, a “no parking” zone has been painted on the street in front of the station’s entrance/exit, so trafﬁc doesn’t block emergency responders. Reid said both these features are new, and asked that drivers be aware of them so congestion can be avoided in case of emergency. At the old bridge, demolition continues on schedule. Crews have been cutting and removing the old girders in sections. In downtown Stanwood, crews are ﬁnishing up the drainage, curbing, driveways and electrical work between Camano Street and 104th Avenue NW. This section of road will be paved near the end of the month, and then crews will move west, doing the same improvements between 104th Avenue NW and the Camano Gateway bridge. Access of Olympic View Place from Pioneer Highway ofﬁcially closed on Friday. Olympic View Place can now be reached via the new access road from 81st Drive.
Visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/ Northwest/Snohomish/Construction for speciﬁc lane closure information, or www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr532 for general project information.
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
What are the best fruits? An apple a day just doesn’t cut it anymore, and too many apples could make you fat. “Remember that fruits are very similar to breads, pastas, rice, and other high carbohydrate-rich foods,” said Iva Young, author of ”Healthy Mom.” “That is one reason why we should only consume a certain amount, and choose the fruits that are lower in sugar. If you pick the right fruits and eat the proper portions, then you will give your body what it needs and it will beneﬁt greatly from your efforts.” So, which fruits offer the biggest health boost? Young named the following fruits, all of which are comparatively low in sugar, as her top ﬁve: • Raspberries are an excellent source of ﬁber, offering 30 percent of recommended daily value, 8 grams per serving. Raspberries are also a rich source of vitamin C, with about 50 percent of our daily value. In addition, they are a rich source of manganese, delivering 60 percent daily requirements. • Blackberries are notable for their high
nutritional contents of dietary ﬁber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, and manganese. Blackberries are well-ranked for having strong antioxidant levels, and they also contain copious amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. • Kiwi is a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin K, which is a natural blood thinner. It’s also a good source of potassium, just slightly less than that of a banana. Potassium is one of those nutrients that’s essential for heart health, yet many people don’t get nearly enough. Kiwi also delivers a mild laxative effect, possibly because of the high level of dietary ﬁber. • Strawberries are low in calories compared to many other fruits, and are a good source of ﬁber. They are also an excellent source of vitamin C and ﬂavonoids that promote lots of antioxidant activity in the body. • Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin A and C, along with powerful antioxidants. Oranges also provide a good source of ﬁber when the pulp is consumed. The white pith of the orange also contains ﬂavonoids, and some doctors are even using extracts from the pith to help ﬁght cer-
tain types of cancer. “Sugar is also something that you should keep your eye on, because it affects the health of your teeth and the functioning of your hormones, speciﬁcally leptin,” she added. “Leptin is the important hormone responsible for telling the body that you should stop eating. With excess amounts of sugar in your body, the amount of leptin is diminished, which causes you to overeat. Excess sugar also has been known to cause intestinal issues increasing the chances of bloating, which causes your stomach to stick out. That’s how consuming too many sugar-rich fruits can actually make you look fat, and make you feel less healthy than if you didn’t eat any fruits at all.”
Canada, when she was 2 years old. Her parents grew up in Croatia, so she grew up eating traditional high-fat Croatian and German meals. That upbringing helped spark her passion for nutrition and natural health. She holds a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and health promotion from CaliforIva Young was born in Munich, Ger- nia Polytechnic University. For more, see many, and her family moved to Toronto, www.ivayoung.com.
Slow, the new plenty: rediscover your roots
By DAVID PELLETIER, AIA, LEED-AP Special to the NEWS
“I believe that he who sows utopia will reap reality.” said Carlo Petrini, Slow Food Nation. What is this idea of “slow” that is being tossed around? Some may think it is asking us to calm our pace or do less. As Americans we are pretty much hard wired to ﬁnd ways to get more done and faster. We need to deliver the plenty in this land to become better and stronger. To this ideology if speed equates to being smarter or more nimble, then slow sounds like being languid or sluggish. Is this fast pace necessary for success? In the classic tale of the “Tortoise and the Hare” a rabbit challenges a turtle to a race. Since it would seem that the much faster rabbit would get the jump on the slower turtle the race appears over before it begins. Although the stronger odds go to the hare it is the more consistent, steady nature of the tortoise that wins. In this classic tale we see a slower, methodical, poignant approach triumph over the easier, quicker, more obvious, shallow, short-sighted path. In America, fast rules the day. To stay on top we need to be efﬁcient with our time even if it means taking shortcuts. To succeed saving time is the urgency while scheduling those power lunches, multi-tasking events, or be sure you text while you go through that drive-thru grabbing that triple latte. We also feel that more must be better and that dream of getting what you want when you want is the priority. Next time, take a minute and ask yourself what you’re getting more of. In our daily grind is that match between desire and getting truly been met. Is this pursuit of more delivering the beneﬁts you expect? Today faced with irreversible high prices of goods and dwindling resources these pursuits of excess are truly ﬁnding their limits. These limits are not only depleting our planet’s resources, but our own wellness. Coining this lifestyle transformation and new use of the word “slow” originated in Rome, Italy, in 1989. The movement was led by Carlo Petrini and a group of Italian restaurateurs who were against the introduction of fast food franchises in Rome. This “slow food” movement sought to preserve and
create more awareness in humanity’s great traditions of food production, preparation and enjoyment. “Slow” recognizes how food sustains, comforts and connects us to our heritage and the natural world. It wasn’t a turtle, however, but a snail that was adopted as the symbol for the slow food movement. Not only because it was something that moved slow but because it was symbolic of something natural and conjured up imagery of a gourmet culture. Since its’ inception “slow food” has grown to include over 83,000 members in more than 50 countries in every time zone around the world. In our own region, “slow” is beginning to unite a variety of individuals interested in getting back to important priorities. These individuals have seen or felt the ramiﬁcations and limits of fast. No more are we ready to accept that what we are given as food and life choices are OK if there is a sense that they are taking away from the quality of our health and welfare. The idea of “slow” has expanded to encompass not only food but living,
travel and design. “Slow” does not discriminate or favor amongst different races, origins, social political, economic or religious groups. Slow food’s goal is to create access and support for nutritious, quality foods that are prepared in a manner that honors local traditions, customs and strong positive human, pleasurable experi-
ences in all cultures. In the way that it links us to our universal need to nurture ourselves through the consumption of food, slow also ﬁnds a commonality among all of us, whether by region or nation. “Slow” seeks to educate us and connect us to a simpler time discovering customs and experiences that
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No more lines, no more waiting lists, no more checking high-risk factors and only one shot — what a difference a year makes. Health ofﬁcials from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) are urging everyone six months and older, without an allergy to eggs, to receive a ﬂu vaccination. Unlike last year’s scramble, when swine ﬂu infections spiked before enough vaccine could be produced, this season, health ofﬁcials expect more than enough doses to go around. And, adults only have to receive one shot to cover the seasonal ﬂu and H1N1 strains, said Rita Mell, immunization program manager with the Snohomish Health District. Children under 9 years old getting their ﬁrst-ever ﬂu vaccine require two, a month apart, to prime their immune system. The vaccination also Children under 9 years old getting their ﬁrst-ever protects against a different ﬂu vaccine require two, a month apart, to prime strain of the inﬂuenza-A their immune system. family and a type-B strain.
“The important thing to remember,” said Mell, “even if you received a seasonal ﬂu and H1N1 vaccination last year, you still need to get this year’s mix.” Although vaccines are already available for adults, doses for children 6 months old to 3 years old are in the process of being distributed to pediatric physicians by Washington state’s Department of Health. “We don’t expect any problems with the number of ﬂu doses,” said Mell. According to the CDC, manufacturers have produced 50 million more doses than last year’s 120 million nationwide. Vaccines are already available by appointment through local physicians and pharmacies. Stanwood’s QFC, Haggen and Rite Aid pharmacies have the ﬂu shot in stock. Rite Aid is accepting drop-ins, QFC requires an appointment and Haggen is offering a clinic on Oct. 1 from 3-8 p.m. and Oct. 15, 3-7 p.m. The Snohomish Health District is currently scheduling vaccination clinics at its Everett location, 3020
Rucker Ave., for the end of September and continuing through October. The health district is also coordinating efforts to help employers offer vaccinations in the workplace for employees. The Camano Island Healthcare Clinic will be sponsoring an open clinic for adults only on Oct. 20 and 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Camano Community and Senior Center. Once the public clinic closes, vaccinations will be available at the health care clinic location, 127 NE Camano Drive, by appointment only, said Janet McWatt, public health nurse. Depending on the location, the vaccine is available through a traditional shot or nasal spray. Only healthy individuals ages 2 to 49 years old are eligible for the ﬂu mist, said Mell. Pregnant women should stick with the shot, as should seniors and those with medical conditions. Because a person’s immune system weakens over time, manufacturers have created a new high-dose vaccine speciﬁcally for seniors.
Consult a physician for advice and availability. The CDC reported 12,000 ﬂu-related deaths in the U.S. last year. More than 60 million illnesses and 265,000 hospitalizations were recorded. Annual CDC ﬂu strain mortality statistics vary widely, from 3,000 deaths in a mild year to nearly 50,000 in a bad one. Last year was a realization that the ﬂu virus is indiscriminate, not just targeting the weak, elderly and very young. Waves of illness can also strike multiple times throughout the season, which typically begins in November. The best way to avoid the ﬂu? “Get vaccinated as soon as possible,” said Mell.
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SRC adds cardiologist, expands to Arlington Skagit Regional Clinics (formerly Skagit Valley Medical Center) announced the addition of cardiologist Dr. Yelena Rosenberg to its staff last week. Yelena Rosenberg MD, who recently completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, will provide general cardiology to patients at Skagit Regional Clinic’s Mount Vernon ofﬁce as well as expand SRC’s cardiology services to the Smokey Point community of Arlington area, at 16410 suite 2, Smokey Point Blvd. Dr. Rosenberg has a special interest in
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AWANA Club meets at Camano Chapel, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays. Jr. High and high school meet 5:30-6:15 p.m. There is a fee per child or less, per family. For more info, contact 3877202. To leave a message, use extension #333.
Camano Chapel Junior High Ministries offers Experience Youth Project (EYP) midweek fun with games, snacks and talk, 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Shuttle from town leaves Dollar Store at 5:40 p.m. and returns at 8 p.m. Information at www.eyp7. org.
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CIFR heads over cliff after dog Camano Island Fire and Rescue (CIFR) crewmembers John Olsen (with dog) and Bill Bothel recently headed over a cliff, using their rope skills to rescue a dog. Assistant Chief Levon Yengoyan called the rescue â€œtimely,â€? as it followed on the heels of rope rescue training. â€œPeople wonder why we would go over a cliff to rescue a dog,â€? Yengoyan said. â€œThe answer is that if we donâ€™t, then the dogâ€™s owner goes over the cliff and we end up rescuing a person.â€? Yengoyan said when the crew arrived on scene, the owner was indeed preparing for an attempt to rescue the dog himself.
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91 players on the ďŹ eld Sept. 8 with the follow-ing results in the Low Net by Flight competition, Low Gross of Field and KP 11 First ďŹ‚ight (CH 0 to 17): Bob Dittman 66, Walt Matteson and Chuck Se-aburg 69, Jim Erickson 70 Second ďŹ‚ight (CH 18 to 23): Jim Thayer 67, Lyle Nysether 68, Joe DeFe-lice 70, Greg Hayenga and Greg Grant 72. Third ďŹ‚ight (CH 24 to 36): Bob Stewart 64, Cliff Larson Camaloch Menâ€™s Club 68, Jerry Carlson 70, Dave Sept. 8 Sears 71. Camaloch Menâ€™s Club had Low Gross of Field, Steve Larson 77. KP 11 by Divivsion: 1-D Steve Larson 12 feet 8 inches, 2-D Greg Grant 13 feet 2 inches, 3-D Pat Getty 48 feet 6 inches.
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displays on a regular basis to remain current on techniques for helping students by attending regular WSSO seminars and North County chapter meetings hosted by local resource ofďŹ cers. â€œShe gives tirelessly of her time and energy to her position,â€? wrote Gruver in her nomination. â€œShe is truly deserving of this honor.â€? Adams said she appreciates the opportunity to get to know students during activities and sporting events after regular school hours. She also volunteers at trafďŹ c safety and DUI awareness events on campus. As far as the rumor that she teleports around campus quicker than the fastest student can run, she denied the ability. Anyway, she said, â€œI know everybodyâ€™s name. I donâ€™t have to chase them.â€? Adams credits the administration and staff at the high school for supporting her efforts on a daily basis. She also said her partnership with Deputy Shane Jensen, resource ofďŹ cer at the school, provides the students with a safe place to learn. â€œOfďŹ cer Jensen won the WSSO Resource OfďŹ cer of the Year award last summer,â€? she said. â€œWe complement each other and work well together.â€? Adams takes pride in her work, even if some of the students shy away from her company, something she shrugs off. â€œEvery once and a while you know youâ€™ve made a difference,â€? she said. â€œThat makes it worthwhile.â€?
70, Shirlee Erickson 72, Liz Fagan, Cindy Nickels 73, Angie Hwang and Pat McGlashan 75. Second ďŹ‚ight: Linda Ejde 69, Linda DufďŹ eld 76, Rita Wilson 78, Dottie Bergam, Lynette Lawson and Donna Walamaki 81. Camaloch Ladies announced that Meg LoDolce was the winner of the Club Championship for the month of August with a score of 256.
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Camaloch Ladies 18-Hole Golf Club Sept. 7 Camaloch Ladies 18-Hole Golf Club gathered for a game of Monthly MedalSept. 7, and the winners were: Low gross Meg LoDolce 86, low net Jean Helaas 67, low putts Jean Helaas and Meg LoDolce 29, Linda Ejde, Shirlee Erickson and Claudia Letter 32, closest to the pin, Liz Fagan and Dottie Bergam, and chipins Shirlee Erickson hole 3, Jean Helaas hole 4 and 13, Pat Sater hole 12, Mary Oâ€™Connor hole 15. First ďŹ‚ight: Dee Bollinger
Kay Adams is starting her seventh year as Stanwood High Schoolâ€™s security ofďŹ cer with a new decoration adorning her ofďŹ ce, even if itâ€™s tucked out of sight behind her computer. A plaque from the Washington School Safety Organization (WSSO) hangs on the wall, naming Adams the 2009-10 Security OfďŹ cer of the Year. She received the statewide award over the summer from a nomination by Principal Christine Gruver. The humble security ofďŹ cer was overwhelmed when her name was called at a WSSO training session in August. â€œFellow ofďŹ cers sitting at my table during the ceremony told me, â€˜You actually have to get up and accept it,â€™â€? said Adams. Although she doesnâ€™t relish the spotlight, Adams said the award is â€œquite an honor,â€? and it gives her an added boost heading into another school year. Adams has worked in the Stanwood-Camano School District for 25 years, in positions at all three grade levels. She enjoys her current role because she gets to deal with the entire student body at the high school. â€œThe students are exciting,â€? she said. â€œI thrive on their enthusiasm.â€? But, due to the nature of her position, she doesnâ€™t always take pleasure in some of the work. Especially, writing parking tickets, she said. However, when she gets a â€œmomentâ€? with a student â€” one who may be experiencing trouble with drugs or alcohol, or is experiencing harassment at school, or abuse in the home â€” Adams steps in with an open mind. â€œStudents want to talk about their problems,â€? she said. â€œIâ€™m able to draw on my training and experience to let them tell their stories.â€? Principal Gruver noted the commitment Adams
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Camaloch Lassies Golf Club Aug. 24 Camaloch Lassies Golf Club had a game of Low Net Aug. 24 with the following results: First division, Jackie Girard 34, Linda Dunn 40; Second division, Barb Armstrong 36, Jo Knott 38; Third division, Vicki Nygard 32, Bernice Hodgen 36; Fourth division, Lois Senter 38, Jo Anderson 39; Chip in Polly Westlund 3, Low putts, Luci Morgan 16, Janey Siebenforcher 16.
Kayak Point Ladies Golf Club Sept. 9 Kayak Point Ladies Golf Club gathered for a game of Better Nine Sept. 9 with the following results: Ena Robins 33, Eva Hamilton 34 1/2, Nancy Hughes 32.
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(Below) Bob Ansell stands inside the new Madrona Fire Station, at 273 N. West Camano Drive, after installing the stained glass artwork
by Jack Archibald and Marc Boutte
prior to the stationâ€™s dedication Saturday. (Left) The artistsâ€™ stained glass panels flank the entrance to Camano Island Fire and Rescueâ€™s Station 4 (Madrona Fire Station).
â€˜Fully Involvedâ€™ installed at ďŹ re department headquarters Jack Archibald and Marc Boutte donated glasswork for an art installation at the new Madrona Fire Station 4. The art was installed by the two artists and Bob Ansell, who donated installation time. â€œWe put two panels in the entryway and one in the public meeting room,â€? Archibald said. Titled â€œFully
Involved,â€? the installation features Boutteâ€™s rondels, surrounded by some iridescent dichroic glass, â€œto give the headquarters some snap and pop.â€? Victor Loverroâ€™s black and white photographs of local firefighters will inaugurate a rotating art collection in the stationâ€™s public meeting room, a
project of the Southend Cultural Oxymorons, Archibald said. â€œThe goal of the project is to bring some excitement and color to the entryway of the headquarters.â€? Later this fall the two Camano glass artists will be donating another installation at the new Mabana Fire Station.
Domestic violence and court order violations
Island County Sheriffâ€™s and go to a friendâ€™s house. stopped a black 2006 Chrys- with a vehicle. Damage was deputies on Camano Island v A 52-year-old woman ler 300 near the intersection estimated at $3,000. responded to the following reported that their 17-year- of E. Cross Island Road and recently: old daughterâ€™s boyfriend N. East Camano Drive. A was violating a no-contact check of the 40-year-old fev On Sept. 8, a 40-year- order that prohibited him male driverâ€™s license showed old woman reported that her from contacting them or their it was suspended. She said boyfriend had just assaulted daughter via any means, in- she had paid her tickets and her. Deputies responded cluding text messages and thought the suspension had to the Ell Road residence, e-mails. The daughter ap- been lifted. She was cited where the woman, who peared to be complicating in connection with driving showed signs of intoxica- issues by also contacting with license suspended. Her tion, greeted them. She told the boyfriend. He denied husband drove her to work. various versions of her story, any contact with the girl. v A 48-year-old woman which were inconsistent and When presented with phone reported that her debit acunclear. The boyfriend, so- records listing the violating count had been fraudulently ber, denied having assaulted calls and messages, he said charged $634 on Sept. 11. the woman. He agreed to that one of his friends must v On Sept. 7, a 55-yearleave the residence for the have been using his phone. old man reported that he had night, and took his 2-year- The daughter said she had returned to his Edgewater old daughter with him. feelings for the boyfriend, Drive home to ďŹ nd his gav A 44-year-old woman and hadnâ€™t wanted the court rage door damaged. The reported domestic violence order in the ďŹ rst place. She bottom panels where bashed on Sept 10. Deputies arrived said she didnâ€™t want him to in and the door was off its to ďŹ nd the husband in the get in trouble. track. It appeared that someyard, with the coupleâ€™s two v On Sept. 11, a deputy one had possibly hit the door children playing nearby. The wife appeared intoxicated and, based on her probation for DUI, submitted to a breath test. Her blood-alcohol content registered .143. â€“ Enthusiastic & Energetic She said her husband had pushed her down. The husâ€“ Exceptionally Conscientious band denied this. He said ?VcBVi]Zg â€“ Especially Fun to Work With he was trying to take the kids and leave for a while, BVcV\^c\7gd`Zg Every day in September, weâ€™re drawing 40 winners for fresh-baked apple pies because his wife was intoxi- (+%"*%,")&(( _VcbVi]Zg5l^cYZgbZgZ#Xdb cated, and that she tripped from our local Village Restaurant. Each drawing, one winner will spin the wheel chasing after them. Deputies allowed the husband to leave for a chance to win up to 5X the Totem Club points for all of that hourâ€™s pie the house, with the children, L^cYZgbZgZGZVa:hiViZ$8>G