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Letters to the Editor To all Citizens of South Whidbey: We have had several burglaries in South Whidbey since approximately mid August. The general target area is from Bayview to Greenbank. The break-ins are occurring during the day when the occupants are gone. The suspect knocks on the door and (once it is determined that no one is home) the door is “kicked in”. Items being stolen include electronic devices such as flat-screen televisions, lap-top computers, cell phones, and “Apple” products. Firearms have also been taken. Although these burglaries are still under investigation, we have been able to obtain a “possible” description of one of the suspects and vehicle involved. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 35 to 40 years old. He is said to be somewhat overweight, 5’10” to 6” tall, and unshaven. The vehicle was described as a beige and/or tan passenger car with out of state vehicle license plates. The actual deterrent to this type of burglary is to be at home when the suspect knocks on the door. Realizing this is not always possible; what you can do is to make sure your doors are of sturdy construction material and use heavy duty locks/ hinges for securing the door to the frame. You can also solicit trusted neighbors to watch your house when you are gone. Remember call 911 and report suspicious activity when it happens. Mark Brown Island County Sheriff

Editor, On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation, I am writing to express our heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the 2013 Tour de Whidbey a success. We were blessed with a beautiful day despite the dismal weather forecast. With the support of our volunteers, sponsors, contributors and riders, the event raised $40,000 for the Hospital. We want to acknowledge the dedicated members of the Island County Amateur Radio Club and the Island Wings motorcycle group for doing such a fantastic job of monitoring the routes. We are so grateful for their care and concern for the safety of our riders. There are two other groups of behind-the-scenes folks that make the ride possible. The Whidbey Island Bicycle Club volunteers who were out the week before the ride marking the pavement with route arrows. And, the four teams of volun-

teers from the Westside Rotary, NAS Whidbey and Whidbey General Hospital who spent Friday evening putting up route signs and Saturday evening taking them back down. Thank you all so much for your help! Our riders enthusiastically thank the folks who provide the meals before and after their ride, and the wonderful breakstation hospitality. Windermere Real Estate agents arrived at 5:30am Saturday morning to put on the pancake & sausage breakfast for the riders, and the ladies of the Polly Harpole Guild stepped up for the afternoon chili feeds. The breakstation heroes this year were from Whidbey Vision Care, Whidbey Community Physicians, Whidbey Island Bank, Coldwell Banker Tara Properties, Sweetwater Creek Farm Studio, as well as hospital employee volunteers from the Diagnostic Imaging and Medical Ambulatory Care/ Oncology departments and the Employee Council. The Tour de Whidbey is a community effort to support Whidbey General Hospital. We are humbled by the generosity of our community. Thank you.

to work, the long-term benefit outweighs the short-term loss. Whidbey General just “bought a car” and in the long-term, the medical care of this island will only improve. Don’t let shortsighted and ill-informed arguments keep you from voting yes on the Whidbey General bond. Lee W. Roof MD, Coupeville

Editor, Whidbey General Hospital It is easy for me to vote YES on the upcoming bond issue. Having lived on this beautiful island for more than 35 years I have learned to respect and value Whidbey General Hospital community health care services. The facility has grown and expanded with population growth and modern medicine practices. The proposed construction and upgrades are simply the next logical steps to continue providing state-of-the-art community medical services. The cost is reasonable and one that we should all be willing to share. A YES vote will benefit many in future years.

Laura Blankenship, Executive Director Whidbey General Hospital Foundation

Robert Wolfe, Captain U.S. Navy retired Oak Harbor

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One of the main arguments against the hospital bond has been that the hospital is “losing money” and is operating at a loss this year. This is true. But it is more important, not to mention more illuminating, to look at the details of this loss.

On Saturday 9/21/13, for 2 sun soaked hours from 11:00am to 1:00pm, 30 people of all ages gathered at the busy intersection of Main Street and Highway 20 in Coupeville to “Draw the Line” bringing attention to the need to free ourselves from the terrible tyranny of fossil fuel use. It was the biggest Climate demonstration on Whidbey Island to date. We were not alone, there were thousands of similar events all over the country. Called “Draw the Line” it represents our urgent need to drastically reduce the life ending use of fossil fuels. It was summarized by one young woman’s placard, “Less Oil, More Courage”. Visit the 350.org website for details and how you can get involved.

Several years ago the federal government started a program to mandate all health care providers to computerize. The ultimate goal is to have greater interconnectivity between facilities, doctors and other medical providers and to improve medical care across the country. Hospitals doing this early on actually will receive an additional bonus in their federal payments and those delaying will have a decrease in their payments. Whidbey General Hospital is in the midst of implementing a complete, new computer system to meet these federal guidelines. This implementation has been time consuming and expensive. These costs were budgeted for and a loss was projected. If one looks closely at the finances of the hospital, one will see that the hospital would indeed be operating “in the black” and would make money, were it not for this one-time major expense. This statement was confirmed recently by the independent auditor’s report to the Board of Commissioners. Once this expense is over, anticipated for later this year, there is every reason to expect that Whidbey General will be back on its solid financial footing. If you use your savings to buy a car, your budget might be in the “red” for that year. However, if that car is useful in helping you get

Gary Piazzon President, Climate Reality Education and Advocacy Team President, Whidbey Environmental Action Network

Brother Dog, Sister Cat and All Creatures Celebrated at St. Mary’s Age-old Tradition of Blessing Animals Animal lovers island-wide are welcome to bring their beloved pets to the Pet Blessing at St. Mary Mission Catholic Church, 207 North Main Street in Coupeville at 4:30pm, Friday, October 4. The happy event will take place in the sheltered breezeway (between the church and the parish hall along 2nd Avenue, just off Main Street) if it rains or drizzles. In the case of good weather, it will take place on the lawn in front of the steps to the breezeway. This custom is conducted in remembrance of St.

This Christian tradition recognizes that the bond between person and pet is like no other relationship, because the communication between fellow creatures is at its most basic. This very communication between St. Francis and various animals is now legendary world-wide, among Christians and non-Christians. Animals of all kinds are welcome to the blessing when accompanied by their owners. Common sense is strongly advised, of course. Using cages, pet taxis, leashes—or just holding the pet--to secure the animals is encouraged. For more information, call St. Mary Mission in Coupeville at (360)678-6536, Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am until Noon and 1:00pm until 3:00pm. There will be a variety of St. Francis Pet Medals for anyone who is interested in them. They are available for a donation of $10 each or $25 for three medals. The medals come in both large and small sizes. Donations will go to the St. Mary Children’s Religious Education Program. [Submitted by Mary Rose Anderson]

Images From a Global Lens Langley United Methodist Church is pleased to present award-winning photojournalist and engaging speaker Paul Jeffrey on Friday, October 4 at 7:00pm. During this free presentation, Paul will share images and stories from his recent travels to the world’s hotspots. Paul’s camera gives voice to people who struggle to embrace hope, justice, and peace in the midst of suffering. In the course of his work, Paul has been trapped in combat, tear-gassed and shot at, taken prisoner by soldiers, beaten by police, and gotten sick from what he calls “every intestinal disorder known to modern science.” He’s also had what he terms “the privilege of witnessing the poor become subjects of their own history rather than the objects of someone else’s history.” Framed and autographed photos will be on sale at the event for $50, unframed photos for $25. Photos are also available at The Braeburn Restaurant in Langley until October 28. Proceeds benefit Sabeel, an ecumenical program for youth in the West Bank. More photos and Paul’s blog are available at kairosphotos.com/blog Langley United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Third and Anthes in Langley. For more information, phone the church office at (360)221-4233 or visit langleyumc.org. [Submitted by Eve Carty]

Fourth Annual Taste of Whidbey The Fourth Annual Taste of Whidbey, a celebration of the best food and beverages made on Whidbey Island, will be held at the Freeland Hall on Sunday, October 13 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. Featuring food and drink artisans from The Braeburn Restaurant, Flyers Restaurant & Brewery (cooking and brewing this year), Fraser’s Gourmet Hideaway, Front Street Grill, Mukilteo Coffee Roasters, Prima Bistro, Tree Top Baking, Tres Gringos Tamales, Ott & Murphy Wines, Spoiled Dog Winery and Whidbey Island

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Locally owned. Winery, all sharing tastes of their wares (final roster may vary). Also a small army of farmers with displays of the fresh products coming off of their farms this harvest season, and a special musical appearance by singer/songwriter/farmer Nathaniel Talbot. Tickets, $30 in advance ($35 at door), admit one and include 10 tastes (extras: $2 per taste, at event), available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/421381 and from participating restaurants, the Bayview and Coupeville Farmers’ Markets (October 5 and 12), and bayleaf in Coupeville. For more information, email SFWIFeedback@whidbey.com. [Submitted by Jim Hicken]

Annual Poinsettia Sale Brings Cheer, Supporting Music at South Whidbey High School The spirit of the holiday season is beautifully reflected in the brilliant colors of poinsettias and mistletoe being sold by South Whidbey High School Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and Choir students. This sale raises funds to cover instrument repair, music, scholarships, and make it possible for these talented students to perform at festivals throughout the Northwest and Canada. The sale runs October 4 through 27. Lush potted poinsettias will be available in red, white and pink for $12 and, for the first time ever, 4” sprigs of fresh mistletoe tied with a red ribbon are available for $8. Plants will be delivered December 3-5. South Whidbey High School musicians have set an ambitious but achievable goal this year – 100% participation by businesses on the south half of the island, with equally strong support by organizations, clubs, churches and community members. Each supporter will receive a “We Support South Whidbey High School Performing Arts” sign to place in their window. These students are motivated and dedicated to produce magnificent results. This is a unique collaboration between the community and students to support the awardwinning music program at South Whidbey High School. To place an order, call (360)321-2095. [Submitted by Robin Bush]

Interfaith Vigil of Peace and Hope On Saturday, October 12 at 3:00pm, St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church will host the tenth annual Whidbey Interfaith Vigil of Peace and Hope. St. Augustine’s is located at 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland.

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Locally operated. The Vigil this year will feature a Seattle Mennonite pastor, Weldon Nisly, who has a compelling story to share. Pastor Nisly was on a peace mission to Iraq in March of 2003 when the U.S. “Shock and Awe” bombing began. As the peace group raced toward the Jordanian border on a shrapnel littered highway, a tire blew and the car overturned. Weldon Nisly and two other occupants were badly injured. The accident happened near Rutba, a center of support for Saddam Hussein. Rutba was targeted in the initial U.S. bombing and the regional hospital destroyed. Despite Nisly having the “face of the enemy” he and the other injured Americans were carefully taken from the car by an Iraqi and transported to a garage serving as the “hospital.” The compassion of Iraqis saved Weldon’s life. In 2010 Weldon return to Rutba to give thanks and offer financial assistance. The thanks were accepted, but the Iraqis said they only did what was right and financial reimbursement was unnecessary. This incident became the subject of a book, The Gospel of Rutba, War, Peace and the Good Samaritan Story in Iraq. Reviewing the book Archbishop Desmond Tutu writes, “The Gospel of Rutba illuminates universal truth. In its pages you will stare into the soulful eyes of a foe and recognize a friend ... The Good Samaritans and peacemakers of Iraq are torchbearers leading humanity to higher ground ... In this new light we can see the shared and sacred path.” Following the Interfaith Vigil service Pastor Nisly will be available for a Question and Answer session in Campbell Hall. The planning of the vigil has been the result of interfaith cooperation and contributions. Island churches, faith communities and peace groups involved in the vigil planning and participation are the Tahoma One Drop Zen Buddhist Monastery, Langley United Methodist Church, St. Hubert Roman Catholic, Trinity Lutheran, Whidbey Island Friends Meeting (Quakers), St. Augustine’s Episcopal Peace Fellowship, and Unitarian Universalists. Although expressing different worship traditions and understandings of the Almighty the different faiths have as a common denominator a call for justice and peace. The Interfaith Vigil of Peace and Hope is a wonderful opportunity for South Whidbey residents to share in different worship traditions while experiencing a common desire for peace and justice expressed in prayers, readings and music.

As with previous vigils, the service will feature prayer and scripture contributions from Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Native American faith traditions. In addition to a diversity of Christian churches, Whidbey Island has active Buddhist, Jewish and Sufi Muslim groups.

[Submitted by Dick Hall, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Peace Fellowship]

A key component of the service will be the music of Karl Olsen. Karl is the Music Minister for Trinity Lutheran and a member of the Brothers Four professional singing group. The Vigil is pleased to again have Karl perform and lead the gathering in singing familiar folk hymns of peace and justice. Also making musical presentations will be the Luceant Lux of Whidbey Island. The Luceant Lux, organized by Rumi Keast of Clinton, will sing a contemporary musical arrangement of the Buddhist Heart Sutra.

When faced with the challenge of finding a well-known community member for a Guest of Honor for their 2013 Autumn Auction, Executive Director Rick Castellano said there was only one clear choice: Mr. Vern Olsen. “Actually, it was one of our volunteers, Denman Moody, who suggested Vern”, said Castellano. “We were talking one day, early this year, and I was saying how hard it was going to be to find someone to follow up our two past guests-of-honor, Wallie Funk and Helen Chat-

Historical Society Salutes Vern Olsen and 20 Year of the Shifty Sailors

field-Weeks.” Without hesitation, Mr. Moody suggested Olsen. “As soon as he mentioned Vern, I knew he was the perfect choice. In addition to Vern being well-known throughout the county, 2013 also marks the 20th anniversary of the Shifty Sailors.” In 1993, the Island County Historical Society released a new book, “Sails, Steamships, and Sea Captains”, in support of a new maritime exhibit. Olsen and some friends formed a vocal group dubbed “The Shifty Sailors”, led by Vern and his accordion, to sing at the exhibit opening - and the rest is history. Over the past 20 years, the group has sung in several locations worldwide and were filmed by the Food Network, when Bobby Flay featured Penn Cove Mussels on his cooking show. “Without a doubt, Vern has made a significant contribution to the history of Island County, and is sure to always be remembered as an outstanding and colorful citizen of our Island Community” said Castellano. Olsen also taught for years at Coupeville and Oak Harbor schools, touching the lives of hundreds of students. The Historical Society’s Autumn Auction event is October 19, at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. The doors will open at 5:30pm for a short social, with the evening’s program beginning at 6:00pm. A collection of photos from Olsen’s personal collection will be shown, while an essay about his life and contributions to Island County history will be featured. Dinner and a fun live auction will follow the program, with Chris Skinner, auctioneer. All proceeds from the evening’s festivities will benefit the nonprofit Island County Museum’s operations and programs. Tickets are $60 per person and include dinner and a beverage ticket. Please call (360)678-3310 to RSVP or for more information. [Submitted by Rick Castellano]

Register Now for the 2014 Whidbey Island Marathon Registration is now open for the 2014 Whidbey Island Marathon / Half Marathon / 10k / 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run. The event will be held on April 13, 2014 with an Expo/Packet pick-up on April 12, 2014 at the North Whidbey Middle School. New events have been added this year and all events will be held on Sunday, April 13. Whidbey Island Marathon is celebrating their 13th year with “retro” registration rates from 13 years ago. Marathon $39 (regular price $70), Half Marathon $29 (regular price $55), 10K $19 (regular price $35), 5K $15 (regular price $25). The 1K Kids Run (K-5) Elementary School Challenge will be $10 per child. Retro registration rates will end soon. All race events will be disposable chip timed and include a shirt, medal, goody bag, live band and food at the finish. Elementary schools with a team leader and 10 or more children participants will have their school names printed on their T-shirts. The school with the most children who participate will win $500. For discount codes or more information, please contact Tamra Sipes, CSEP, Race Director at whidbeymarketing@comcast.net and she will e-mail you the code. Visit the marathon website at www.whidbeyislandmarathon.com. [Submitted by Tamra Sipes]

Seeking Applicants for Island County Housing Authority Board The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a term on the Island County Housing Authority Board that expires on December 6, 2017. The Housing Authority Board of Commissioners consists of 5 community members and 1 resident member. The Board of County Commissioners appoints Housing Authority Board of Commissioner members for 5 year terms. Resident commissioner terms are for two years. The mission/purpose of the Housing Authority is to promote adequate and affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination; to serve the citizens of Island County by assisting low-income households with safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives and by forming effective partnerships to maximize social and economic opportunities for low-income household to assist them in achieving self-sufficiency. The mission shall be accomplished by a fiscally responsible, creative organization committed to excellence in public service. The Board customarily meets monthly for up to 2 hours at a time. Regular meetings are scheduled on the second Tuesday of each month except in December, from 10:00am to 12:00 noon and are subject to rescheduling as needed. In December, an annual meeting is held at 10:00am on the first Tuesday of the month. The annual meeting includes presentations of the annual report for the prior fiscal year and election of Board officers for the coming year. Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Vacancy, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The fax number is (360)679-7381 and email applications should be sent to pamd@co.island. wa.us. Application materials should be received no later than 4:30pm on Monday, October 18, 2013. For additional information please phone (360)679-7353 or e-mail Pam Dill at the above address. A complete position description is available upon request. [Submitted by Pam Dill]

Local Business News Penn Cove Gallery’s 3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Hunt The great Pumpkin Hunt is afoot! Beginning October 1, a new, different hunt will begin each week during the month October. Each weekly hunt gives you a chance to win a collection of Artwork donated by the local Artists of Penn Cove Gallery. The drawing for the winner will be made at the end of the day October 31. You do not have to be present to win. Come and enjoy the hunt.

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All entries are listed chronologically, unless there are multiple entries for the same venue or are connected to a specific organization (such as Sno-Isle Libraries) in which case all entries for that venue or organization are listed collectively in chronological order under one heading.

12th Annual Native Plant Education Days & Fundraiser Plant Sale Thursdays, October 3, 10, & 17, 12:00pm-3:00pm South Whidbey Tilth, SR 525 & Thompson Rd, Freeland The event is schedule during the Stewards regular work day. The holding facilities with a large selection of native plants will be opened to the public and plants can be purchased at very low prices directly from the capillary beds. Stewards will be available to answer questions and assist with plant selections. The Resource Library will again be set up in the greenhouse and literature on a wide variety of topics will be available for you to take home for future reference. For information or to arrange a different date/ time to purchase plants, contact Mark Fessler/ Barbara Kolar at grendl@frontier.com.

SWHS Annual Poinsettia & Mistletoe Sale October 4 thru October 27 South Whidbey High School music students are selling lush potted poinsettias in red, white or pink for $12, and 4” fresh mistletoe with red ribbon for $8 to cover instrument repair, music, scholarships and travel expenses to festivals throughout the Northwest and Canada. Delivery will be December 3 thru 5. To order, call (360)321-2095 or (360)321-2874.

Go For Baroque! Friday, October 4, 7:30pm-9:15pm Saturday, October 5, 7:30pm-9:15pm UUCWI, Freeland Go For Baroque! The debut of Island Consort, Whidbey’s resident Early Music ensemble. The first of the 2013-14 Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island Chamber Music Series includes vocal and instrumental ensembles with harpsichord, violin, viola, doublebass, flute, oboe, bassoon and trumpet. Music is by Handel, Bach, Telemann, Scarlatti, Purcell and others. Dianne Vars is vocal conductor while the instrumental ensemble enjoys the collaboration and leadership of Chris Harshman. Sheila Weidendorf, is Founder and Artistic Director of Island Consort. Tickets are $15 and are available at Moonraker Books (Langley) and Habitat for Humanity (Freeland) and at the door. Reservations may be made by writing uucwiconcerts@yahoo.com. Concert is at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, 20103 State Route 525, Freeland, WA 98249.

Star Party Friday, October 4, begins at dark Fort Nugent Park, Oak Harbor Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, planets and nebulas at this free public Star Party hosted by the Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS). No telescope is needed and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Be sure and dress warmly and note that the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. For more information, contact Dan Pullen at (360)6797664 or icaspub@juno.com, or visit www. icas-wa.webs.com.

Meerkerk’s Fall Garden Fest Saturday, October 5, 9:00am-4:00pm Sunday, October 6, 9:00am-4:00pm Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank Garden art and plants are featured in this end of season sale offering unique adornments for your garden. Meerkerk’s nursery is joined by specialty nurseries including bamboo, ferns & maple trees. Local artists will offer useful and decorative garden treasures including wire, metal, glass, & wood creations. Entrance to the Gardens is free on sales days. For more informa-

tion, call (360)678-1912 or (360)222-0121 or visit www.meerkerkgardens.org.

Explore Whidbey! Business and Home Show Saturday, October 5, 10:00am-4:00pm Sunday, October 6, 10:00am-4:00pm Oak Harbor High School, Oak Harbor A Community Celebration of all that Whidbey Island has to offer. Meet local businesses, non-profits, and representatives from Senator Murray’s and Representative Rick Larson’s office. Demonstrations by Pacific Northwest Art School, Pee Wee Cheerleaders, Leap and Bounds Dance, performances by Whidbey Playhouse, guitarist Quinn Fitzpatrick and much more! For more information, visit www.iscoedc. com.

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Blithe Spirit is about a novelist, Charles who invites the eccentric clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance. She inadvertently summons Charles’ first wife, Elvira, who has been dead for seven years. The Madame leaves after the séance, unaware that she has summoned Elvira. Only Charles can see or hear Elvira, and his second wife, Ruth, does not believe that Elvira exists. The ghostly Elvira makes continued, and increasingly desperate, efforts to disrupt Charles’ current marriage. She finally sabotages his car in the hope of killing him so that he will join her in the spirit world, but it is Ruth rather than Charles who is killed, now Charles has two playful spirits on his hands.

Religious Services Taizé Prayer Services

Saturday, October 5, 4:00pm-8:00pm Whidbey Island Masonic Lodge #15, Coupeville

Wednesday, October 2, 7:00pm-8:00pm St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley

Help support the Coupeville High School Boys Basketball team. The menu includes spaghetti, Caesar salad, garlic bread, and lemonade. Your support will help purchase needed equipment and supplies for the team. Cost: $10 for adults, 7 & under $5, 2 & under free. Tickets are available at Cascade Insurance Agency or any of the players or coaches.

Join us as we gather together to sing simple chants, pray scripture, enter into sacred silence, and pray for healing, peace and reconciliation. Invite your family and friends. This is a beautiful spiritual practice to slow down the hectic pace of life in our modern world.

Coupeville Boys & Girls Club 2013 Benefit Gala Auction, Dance & Dinner Saturday, October 12, 6:00pm-9:00pm Elks Lodge, Oak Harbor The evening begins with appetizers, wine, beverages and a silent auction, followed by a delicious dinner donated by Serendipity Catering and a lively live auction. Auctioneer Dale Sherman will keep everyone entertained during the live auction. All funds raised at the auction will be used to support basic programs and scholarships for kids. Tickets are $75 for a pair or $40 for an individual ticket and can be purchased by calling the Boys & Girls Club, (360)678-5640 or stopping by Windermere Real Estate in Coupeville. For more information or to donate items or experiences, please contact Irene Echenique, Auction Chair at (360)6785858.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Used Book Sale Saturday, October 5, 10:00am Freeland Library, Freeland It’s not too early to be planning your holiday book purchases. Hundreds of titles available at bargain prices! All proceeds benefit Friends of the Freeland Library. Your Revolutionary War Patriots Saturday, October 6, 11:30am Coupeville Library, Coupeville DAR invites you to learn more about the tools available for researching your Patriots. Washington State Society DAR speaker and volunteer genealogy consultant, Mary Peters’s topic is “Using the DAR Website for Research.” Whidbey Island Earthquakes Wednesday, October 9, 2:00pm Coupeville Library, Coupeville The Senior Affairs Series presents a documentary exploring the impact of big and small earthquakes on Whidbey, followed by discussion lead by Geophysicist Robert Elphick.

The church is located at 804 Third Street in Langley. The parish office may be reached at 360-221-5383.

Prayer Group Every Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:30pm St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley Studying growth in the Holy Spirit: There’s always more, expecting new fire. Led by Sister Nancy Keller, S.C. For more information, call Bill at (360)221-8174.

Whidbey Quakers Sundays, 4:00pm-5:00pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland Whidbey Islands Friends Meeting (also known as Quakers) meet in silent worship and community, with occasional spoken messages, every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building. For more information, contact Tom Ewell at tewell@whidbey.com or go to www.whidbeyquakers.org.

Restaurant Activities Flyers Restaurant & Brewery, Oak Harbor Happy Hour Daily 2:00pm-6:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm-close Brewer’s Nights Last Thursday of Month, 6:00pm-9:00pm Special prizes and giveaways. Live Music.

Prima Bistro, Langley Restaurant Industry Discount Mondays 20% off when food handlers or alcohol serve permit presented.

Galleries and Art Shows Sumi & Ceramics Opening Reception: Friday, October 4, 5:00pm-8:00pm Through October 29 Rob Schouten Gallery, Greenbank

Healing Room

Please come meet the artists and enjoy an evening of light refreshments, enjoyable conversation and exciting original art. “Sumi & Ceramics”, features the elements Earth, Fire and Water as the key ingredients in the creation of the stunning pottery and paintings exhibited in this beautiful Autumnal show. Sumi artists are Fumiko Kimura and Angie Dixon. Ceramic artists are Maryon Attwood, Joan Govedare, and Dan Ishler.

Every Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm 5200 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland

Featured Artists: Gordy Edberg & Deloss Webber

The Healing Room is open to anyone desiring personal prayer for physical, emotional, or spiritual needs. They are a team of Christians from several area churches that are dedicated to praying for healing the sick in our community. For more information, contact Gert at (360)3315515, e-mail healingwhidbey@live.com or visit www.healingrooms.com.

Artists’ Reception: Saturday, October 5, 5:00pm-7:00pm Through October 27 Museo Gallery, Langley

Living Circle: Friends on the Path

Artists Reception: Saturday, October 5, 5:00pm-7:00pm Through October 28 Brackenwood Gallery, Langley

Filipino Christian Fellowship Sunday School, 1:00pm; Worship Service, 2:00pm Church on the Rock, Oak Harbor Pastor Jansen Onggao

Every Sunday, 10:30am 917 E. Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor Living Circle is a welcoming spiritual community of friends on the path sharing music, prayers, blessings, stories, and more. They invite you to share your spirit with them. Their building is located next to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. For more information, call (360)320-2081, email alivingcircle@gmail.com, or visit livingcircle. webs.com.

Oneness Blessings Every Monday, 4:00pm-5:00pm Oak Harbor A hands-on process of awakening the human being to its natural state by sending energy to the physical brain via a Oneness Blessings Giver. Come experience peace, healing & joy for yourself. Contact Netsah at (360)675-3420 for more information.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA)

Teaching Through God’s Word

Tickets are available by contacting the WICA ticket office (360)221-8268 or (800)638-7631. Additional information at www.WICAonline. com.

For more information, visit ccwhidbey.com.

Blithe Spirit Friday, October 11, 18 & 25, 7:30pm Saturday, October 12, 19 & 26, 7:30pm Sunday, October 13 & 20, 2:00pm Tickets: $15 Youth/Matinee, Senior/Military $18, Adults $22

If you’re one of the “spiritual but not religious” people who questions your childhood faith or is looking for something more, Unity of Whidbey may feel like a homecoming. Visit our website: unityofwhidbeyisland.org

Sundays, 9:00am & 11:00am Calvary Chapel, 3821 French Road, Clinton

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service Sundays, 10:00am Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland All are welcome. Values-based children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be provided. Visit www.uucwi.org for more information. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Gordy Edberg will show paintings in oil on canvas and panel. Deloss Webber will exhibit works in stone, fiber and wood.

“Dreaming...”

This exhibit features artists Karin Bolstad, Danielle Hendrix, Sara Saltee, Bergen Rose and Michael Stadler. The word Dreaming has multiple meanings, making it ripe for interpretation through art. Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dali, Van Gogh, Goya all experimented with images they derived from dreams. As you will see, the artists in this show experimented with what Dreaming meant to them, and the end results are truly intriguing.

Meetings and Organizations Greenbank Garden Club Thursday, October 3, 10:00am Greenbank Progressive Clubhouse, Greenbank Following the business meeting, the program, “Dwarf Conifers & Plants That Do Well On Whidbey Island”, will be presented by guest speaker Kevin Mutschler of Whidbey Horticulture, Inc. The Greenbank Progressive Clubhouse is located at Bakken and Firehouse Roads. For additional information, call Reece Rose at (360)579-5880.

Coupeville Garden Club Thursday, October 3, 10:00am Coupeville Recreation Hall, Coupeville

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Speaker: Rob Hallbauer “Native Plants”. Public welcome.

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Republican Women’s Club of North Whidbey

Gluten Intolerant Meeting

Thursday, October 3, 11:30am San Remo Restaurant, Oak Harbor A no-host luncheon. Program is a presentation of the Whidbey General Hospital Bond. The bond will be on the general ballot in November. Members, family, and general public are invited to get answers to your questions. Further information may be had by calling (360)678-4602.

Water Resource Advisory Committee Thursday, October 3, 2:30pm-4:30pm City of OH Public Works, 1400 NE 16th Ave., Oak Harbor WRAC agendas and meeting summary notes can be found at: http://www.islandcountyeh. org/page/204.

DAV Chapter 47 Thursday, October 3, 7:00pm Elks Lodge, Oak Harbor The meeting is open to all veterans. If you have any questions, please contact the DAV at (360)257-4801.

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Friday, October 11, 4:00pm Freeland Library, Freeland Topic “Brain Killers from the new book “Grain Brain, the Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar”, by David Perlmutter, MD. New research is presented on how to take control of your smart genes, enjoy lifelong health, and wellness. Also discussing Wheat Belly, by William Davis, MD. For more information, call (360)321-4083.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Saturday, October 12, 9:30am Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland Dorothy Read, Whidbey Island author and Lise Smit, Whidbey resident, will speak about Read’s book, “End the Silence.” Copies of the book will be available. Prospective members are welcome.

Outdoorsman Kevin Lungren will be the speaker at this meeting. He is going to share fishing adventures (tall tales) in pursuit of salmon in the Pacific NW and Alaska. Included will be stories catching the “big one” from his boat and from a commercial fishing boat. Also the presentation will have surprises and pictures of a trek up the 100 year old abandoned railroad line in Cordova, Alaska.

Featured on The Price is Right, March 2012 & 2013 See website for schedules/fees www.dansclassicballroom.com (360)720-2727. Group & Private Lessons, Adults, Teens, Children, Wedding Dances, Special Events/Parties Offering classes in: Smooth Dances: Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango Latin & Rhythm: EC Swing, WC Swing, Cha Cha, Rumba, Mambo, Merengue, Bolero, Samba Club Dances: Salsa, Night Club 2-step, Hustle, Bachata We also do Dance Cruise Vacations to Alaska, the Mexican Rivera, Alaska, New England & Hawaii. Please see our other website at: www. MoonlightDanceCruises.com for details.

The Islands Chapter Red Cross needs volunteers! We have opportunities to fit a variety of interests and time commitments. Consider being part of our disaster action or shelter teams, health services, or Services to Armed Forces. You can also promote emergency preparedness, participate in parades and community events, or help with administrative tasks. Visit our booth at the Home Depot Safety Fair October 5, or attend our Safe in the Sound emergency preparedness presentation at the Coupeville Rec Hall October 15. Email Linda. Giles@redcross.org for more info about volunteering.

Relay for Life of Whidbey Island Saturday, October 5, 10:00am Midway High School, Oak Harbor This is our first committee meeting to start planning our event for 2014! All are welcome, and please invite any friends or family members who might want to be part of the committee for next year as well.

Oak Harbor Garden Club Tuesday, October 8, 9:30am-12:30pm First United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor Join us as we celebrate our 90th birthday as a club. Wear a birthday hat! Program: Debbie Spiller, a NGC Flower Show Judge, member of several garden clubs and flower arranging guilds will present “The Poetry of Flowers”.

Artists of South Whidbey (ASW) Tuesday, October 8, 11:30am Old Bayview School, Langley The business meeting starts at noon followed by a watercolor demo by Ginny O’Neill 1:00pm. ASW welcomes painters in all mediums to join. Please bring artwork to share and/or for a gentle critique. For more information, please call Judi Nyerges at (360)321-5695.

Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers ( WIGS) Tuesday, October 8, 1:00pm-3:00pm Heller Road Fire Station #25, Oak Harbor The speaker will be Jim Terry from Mellennia Corp. who will be introducing Legacy Family Tree version 8, releasing in Oct or Nov. He will be demonstrating this new version. Bring your questions and he will try to help you. There will be information for all levels of searchers, refreshments and drawings. All are welcome. For more information, contact Ruth Hancock

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Thursday, October 3, 7:00pm M-Bar-C Ranch, Freeland

Red Cross-Islands Chapter

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Sign Language Wednesdays, October 2-23, 6:00pm-6:45pm South Whidbey Parks and Rec, Langley Cost: $50 for 4 consecutive sessions Learn to introduce yourself to a deaf person. Fun class, taught by Susan, who enjoys teaching people who are first time learners to this language. Great refresher class for those who have been learned signs years ago. Taught by Susan Ishikawa, Teacher of Deaf and Hardof-Hearing. Please pre-register with Carrie at (360)221-5484 or on-line at www.swparks. com.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Saturday, October 5, Doors open 12:45pm Trinity Church’s Grigware Hall, Freeland Required by local driving instructors for both driver’s ed. student and parent. No late admittance. Open to all. Presented by idipic. For more information, call (360)672-8219 or visit www. idipic.org.

The Art of the Mini Memoir Tuesdays, Oct. 8 & 22, Nov. 5 & 19, 3:00pm-5:00pm South Whidbey Center, Langley Cost: $70, $60 for SWC members This four-session class is an introduction to memoir writing—you’ll find your stories, remember the details, explore the significance, and be inspired to write. If you like, you’ll get help in writing a story as a holiday gift for loved ones. The class is led by Margaret Bendet, a professional editor and memoirist. Bring a notebook and pen or a portable electronic device. Class size is limited so everyone can share. For more information, call (360)321-1600.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Thursday, October 10, Doors open 6:45pm Oak Harbor Library, Room 137, Oak Harbor Required by local driving instructors for both driver’s ed. student and parent. No late admittance. Open to all. Presented by idipic. For more information, call (360)672-8219 or visit www. idipic.org.

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The calendar says it’s October, and you may think it’s way too early for holiday bulletins. Not so. Serious collectors of one-ofa-kind handmade items will want to attend the “Not Just for Christmas” Bazaar Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9AM to 3PM, all under the creative direction of the Women of Grace Quilters. It will be their third holiday bazaar in a row. I met with them on a recent morning in the fellowship hall of Grace by the Sea Anglican Church. The church is best reached from the north by taking Midway to 6th and east to Regatta, or from the south, down Pioneer Way to Regatta. The women worked quietly, comfortable in the other’s company. Even Gracie, Mary Jo Hodges’ little dog, decided I was OK after a quick inspection. I observed the women whose fingers slid silently over and under pieces already quilted but awaiting a finishing touch, such as a black plastic button for the eye of a rooster on a potholder. Members Dale Donovan, Joanna Seppa, Janice Punch, Merilee Horton and Mary Jo Hodges directed the work, supported by Wilma Feehan, Gail Turner, Peggy Schmidt, Helen Hancock and Sharon Lewis. An early bazaar means shoppers still have their gift money to spend. “We don’t want people to run out of their bazaar money before they see the wonderful things we’ve made,” said Dale Donovan. Shoppers will find a feast of kitchen items, so look for quilted hot pads for $5 and up per pair, lovely table runners at $15 and $20 and clever fabric “bowls” that take the danger out of handling a steaming bowl of soup or oatmeal right out of the microwave. Your bowl rests inside and you don’t need potholders. There will be dozens of jars of jams for sale, along with breads and cookies. There are lap quilts to brighten a sofa and take the chill off a wintry night; soft books for baby; contoured burp cloths; two layettes with matching items (a most practical baby gift) and 18-inch square Lovees to put baby on, trimmed with satin on soft Minkee fabric. A knitter among the quilters has made matching hats for young girls and their American Girl dolls. A new children’s cookbook has over 80 pages of tested, delicious recipes collected by Women of Grace Quilters. Most children take pride in whipping up a tasty dish for the family, and will find many recipes in this cookbook featuring original artwork by Janice Punch. That’s not all. Christmas stockings, throws and seasonal table runners are there, just not in a leading role. Look for the quilted cosmetic bags that double as an evening clutch. The ladies gave a large quilt to the last Relay for Life for cancer research. No one knew how much money was raised from selling raffle tickets. It didn’t matter. “Each piece has something of the quilter in it,” said Seppa. “You give it away and it becomes something for someone else to love.” At the church, a program called “Quilts of Comfort” is for people who are in need of comfort due to illness or loss. Turner said, “When we tie a knot, we offer a prayer.” All materials are provided by the volunteers who look upon their contribution this way: “When we make a pledge to tithe, we follow through on it,” said one quilter. To sum it up, Lewis added, “If you are going to make something and put your best effort into it, why not do it right?” A passion for music No one foresaw health problems back in 2009

when I did a rather bouncy phone interview with Legh (pronounced Lee) Burns. Yet last year, he reluctantly stepped down as conductor of Whidbey Island’s own Saratoga Orchestra. Burns and his wife Judith moved here from New Hampshire in 2006. Their goal: spend more time with their growing grandchildren and settle down to retire in this beautiful place. Almost immediately, Burns was amazed by the people he met and yet surprised there was no orchestra. He credited Michael Nutt for getting the chamber orchestra started, saying, “The musicians, around 40 to 50 of them, revere him.” Finding a place to rehearse, selecting repertoire, locating music, hiring musicians and getting funding called for someone with tremendous vision. The coming 2013-2014 Season of Discovery is all about finding a new leader for the orchestra. Three outstanding candidates have been selected to conduct one concert each this season, with the final selection of the permanent conductor coming next spring. Now it’s time to get your tickets for the first concert of the fall season, Nature’s Dream, being presented at 2:30PM Sunday, Nov. 3, at the South Whidbey High School. Julia Tai is guest conductor and will lead the orchestra in Mendelssohn’s Overture to Midsummer Night’s Dream; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21. C Major K, 467 with soloist Robert Swan; and conclude with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, op. 68, F Major, “Pastorale.” Imagine learning the violin at age 4 and the piano at 8. Tai would go on to receive her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where she was honored with the departmental award of “Outstanding Graduate of 2004.” She obtained her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Washington where she served as principal conductor of the contemporary ensemble, the assistant conductor of the University Symphony and conducted the UW Opera. She is scheduled to conduct the Seattle Symphony in their Celebrate Asia concert next March. The orchestra has a new website: www. sowhidbey.com. Tickets may be bought at Anchor Books, Clinton; Moonraker Books, Langley; Vino Amore, Freeland; Bayleaf, Coupeville; and Click Music, Oak Harbor, as well as online at brownpapertickets.com and at the door by cash, check and credit card. Tickets are just $18 and $20, with complimentary admission for youths under 18. Tell me you care By now we’ve all heard the arguments over Obamacare. Is it just me, or does the longwinded harangue by a youthful politician trying to derail the government fall on deaf ears? I was embarrassed for the Tea Party conservative senator, a man his constituents voted into office to work for them, but who delivered instead a rather sing-songy rendition of “Green Eggs and Ham,” stopping short of offering a solution. This United States senator talked for 21 hours and 19 minutes. To me, that’s bullying by a different name. He came to mind when I read about bullies on a high school football team in Utah. Their coach said players have been cutting class, disrespecting teachers and cyberbullying. They will now perform community service, attend study hall, a class on character development and provide a written report. Parents and school administrators are behind the decision. I have some ideas of my own on how to deal with people who are hired to do a job and fail to live up to the letter of their contract but I will spare you. Don’t know who to believe? Give this website a try: www.thisisobamacare. When you enter Washington as your state, figures appear that closely represent an individual’s cost for coverage and an idea of how much you will save. No bullying. No yelling. No study hall. Write to me at stilltalking2009@yahoo.com

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chicken liTTle And The AsTrOlOger By Wesley Hallock

Dear Astrologer I’ve meditated almost daily since the days when Beatles were hanging out in India with Maharishi Mahesh. I’ve been a vegan since Nixon ASSURED us he was not a crook. I’ve fasted on every new moon since Bush Sr. ASSURED us he would not raise taxes. I began having out of body experiences about the time Bill Clinton ASSURED us he “did not have sex with that woman.” Now the Chicken Littles in DC are ASSURING us the sky will fall unless we kick start WWIII by invading Syria. And me? What am I doing? I am NOT buying any of it! Rest assured!

What have the planets to say about our prospects for peace? In Langley, Sitting in Lotus Dear in Lotus Namaste, devoted one! As you sit in silent communion for peace, you speak loudly on behalf of millions —so say the planets. Some very good astrologers look at the planetary lineup for October and see a war signature. My eyes see what they see, but in a different light. The real war is already being fought, and you and those like you are on the front lines, for it is a fight between the rulers and the ruled. Take heart. The debilitated October Sun shows the rulers are without power and cannot budge the people, symbolized by a near-exalted Moon, off their peace stance. Sit lightly but firmly on your meditation cushion until the first days of November, stopping only for the occasional bowl of baba ganoush. October is the month for which “the fool on the hill” trained you. Dear Astrologer At my age (soon to be 67) I’m not worried about dating, money or career. That’s all behind me. I have monthly allotments to sustain me financially, my four-leggeds for company, and I have faith the sun will rise again tomorrow. That’s enough for me.

If I have a worry, it is that I might have missed something in this life. I don’t want to get to the afterlife and find I completely missed the point of being human on this crazy Earth that made me want to come here in the first place. Kind of like going to the grocery store for milk and coming home with nine bags of groceries, only to discover I forgot to pick up milk! What does my astrology say about my life? What was at the top of my “shopping” list? November 23, 1946, at 4:54 PM in Santa Clara, California. Nearing Checkout Dear Nearing Checkout To continue your shopping analogy, you came into this life with a pantry well-stocked with relationship ingredients. You have a strong belief system, acquired through partnership. Your shopping list was to test out those beliefs, to see if they hold true to you as an individual. Your approach, thus, has been to take a curious and experimental approach to life. You’ve treated life as a buffet dinner, in which you sampled any and every identity that caught your fancy. Of course, all this testing made your relationships a battleground. I think there’s a lot of spaghetti stuck to the walls. If this describes your life and you don’t feel the impulse to become yet another person,

Dear Astrologer I just had the weirdest thing happen. I have an older sister in Pennsylvania with whom I have not talked in forever. Maybe years. (We’re not a real close family.) For some reason I decided to call her today. When I phoned, she was already trying to dial me. She said her phone didn’t even ring, I was just suddenly on the line (she still has a landline) as she was dialing. But that’s not all. In the middle of our call, she put me on hold to answer call waiting, because our brother, who hadn’t talked to her in forever, either, picked that moment to call. How weird is all that? Three people who never talk, all on the line at the same time, just out of the blue.

No question. Just thought I’d see what you make of that. September 25, 1985, at 2:42 AM in Albany, New York Awestruck Dear Awestruck In astrology lingo, you had a powerful Mercury transit. Your sister viewed in your astrology chart (this will be different for every person) is a point at seven degrees of Libra. At the time you and your sister were cross-dialing each other, Mercury in the sky was crossing over, or transiting—you guessed it—seven degrees of Libra. Mercury is foremost a planet of communication, so you experienced its transit of seven Libra as the urge to pick up the phone and talk with your sister. Why your sister and brother felt the impulse to call is less clear, but likely has to do with Mercury at the time of the call being linked energetically to three other planets. I am thinking that the sister points in your siblings astrology charts were being transited by one of those planets. The art of prediction lies in seeing and understanding such transits before they happen. Isn’t astrology cool? Dear Astrologer Look me up in your star-finder and tell me why I’m about to be the wife of a truck driver. OMG! I really want to know. Twenty years into the marriage and my darling dear has it in his head to be the owner-operator of a big rig and live on the road. Excuse me? My doubledipper dearest is already drawing military and corporate retirements. Now he wants to be a long-hauler and shower in truck stops? Really?

Who’s going to help me with my mother? (She just had a hip replacement and lives with us.) All my wifely pep rallies about the importance of family lead to this? Tell me why. I thought I married my soul mate. Guess I was wrong. My soul mate does not read Overdrive magazine and chat on a CB radio. Don’t mince words. I really want to know. August 18, 1957, at 7:44 AM in Arlington, Virginia Baffled Dear Baffled Can it be that you have a sharp tongue, a harsh delivery and pent-up frustrations that you take out on your husband? That is what your astrology shows. Further, it shows your real issue is not with your husband, it is with your mother. A soul mate is the one who will help you to work through your life agendas by being exactly what you need them to be, when you need it, no matter how much it hurts. That describes your husband. Your husband cannot fix your mother problems for you; he can only make space for you to do the needed work. You and your mother need professional counseling. The sooner you get started, the better. Nine out of ten people can’t answer the question, “Are your sleepless nights sleepless because the sky is falling, or because Saturn is doing the Watusi with your Moon, again?” Don’t be one of them. Send your questions, along with your date, TIME and place of birth (as listed on your birth certificate) to Wesley at planetbiz4u2@gmail.com. It’s fun and it’s free. You’ll also sleep better.

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AcrOss 1. Heroic tales 6. Hail Mary, e.g. 10. Please reply (acronym) 14. Salk’s conquest 15. Bank claim 16. Assortment 17. “Finding Nemo,” e.g. (2 wds) 20. “Absolutely!” 21. Opposite of bellum 22. Aggravation 23. Grew taller rapidly (2 wds) 26. Dusk, to Donne 27. Diving duck 29. Auction cry 31. Balance sheet item 35. Soft, thin cloth woven from raw silk 37. Container weight 39. “___ bad!” 40. Manufacturing below demand 43. “I” problem 44. “Beg pardon ...” 45. Down in the dumps 46. 100-meter, e.g. 48. Flight data, briefly 50. Airs 51. Electrical unit 53. Color purity 55. Someone no longer popular (hyphenated)

59. Persian, e.g. 60. Athletic supporter? 63. Difficulty being controlled 66. Dissolute man 67. ___ vera 68. Medicinal plant 69. Aims 70. Pipe problem 71. “Animal House” party wear dOWn 1. Fix, in a way 2. Bang-up (2 wds) 3. Rapid series of ascending or descending notes 4. Order between “ready” and “fire” 5. Never-ending story 6. Intricate network of parts 7. A hand 8. The Amish, e.g. 9. Part of a trap set (2 wds) 10. Plump 11. Messy dresser 12. Six-stringed instrument 13. Corn ___ 18. Sylvester, to Tweety 19. ___ v. Wade 24. Bigger than big 25. River that flows

through Washington, D.C. 27. Ejected from the mouth (archaic) 28. Kind of line 30. Boy 32. Growing pale from lack of light 33. Hike 34. Subdues, with “down” 36. Fleeting 38. Biologist who studies organisms and their environment 41. Abbr. after a name 42. Barber’s job 47. Tramps 49. Loud, shrill cry 52. “___ Town Too” (1981 hit) 54. Hangup 55. Bring on 56. Soon, to a bard 57. Gulf war missile 58. “Blue” or “White” river 61. “Empedocles on ___” (Matthew Arnold poem) 62. Nestling falcon 64. ___ few rounds (2 wds) 65. “Seinfeld” uncle

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FRIDAY, September 20 11:01AM, NE Midway Blvd. Caller advising of illegal dumping in her dumpster. Believes the bags contain electronic items from the base.

5:45PM, SR 20 Disorderly subject, eating peoples food off their plates. She is on the curb in front of the store. White female, facial piercings, blue shirt and black pants.

1:03PM, NW Crosby Rd. Requesting welfare check of woman who has been yelling and screaming at the entry of the park. Just went into trailer. Using profanity, picking things up off the road. Continues to yell.

5:56PM, SE Ely St. Advising subjects continually trying to barge into his unit. States bad things have been happening on and off at location but it’s been awhile since they’ve happened. Nothing occurring now.

1:24PM, SW Fairhaven Dr. Occurred around 3pm Sept. 19. Vehicle struck rock work and flower bed in front of location. Left the scene prior to caller being able to obtain plate number. Has damaged pieces of vehicle at location.

6:22PM, SE 5th Ave. Reporting black lab sitting in front of house on the front lawn. Caller doesn’t want to go on a walk due to the dog. Looks intimidating. Believes it needs to be on a leash or in the house.

5:43PM, SW Kimball Dr. Advising her 3-way phone line is still going on. Says NCIS is involved now. Also said something about Chicago Fire. Comcast has confirmed her 3-way calling has been put through.

TUESDAY, September 24 11:17AM, SW 6th Ave. Requesting check of location. Advising a new group of tenants have moved in and are the partying type. Advising vehicles parked in the parking lot haphazardly, doors open to the apartment and playing loud music. Caller requests subjects be contacted and advised this is not a party place and to keep the noise down.

10:26PM, S Beeksma Dr. Jumbo burrito truck is at the RV dump. Appears to be dumping kitchen grease. Just took off going towards the highway. Caller saw them doing this yesterday, as well, around the same time. Caller did not see them pay. SATURDAY, September 21 10:02AM, SW 6th Ave. White boxer running loose. Charged at caller and she chased him off with a shovel. 12:03PM, SW Fairhaven Dr. Says the dog from earlier is across the street from her now. If law enforcement is unable to locate, can contact caller.

11:55AM, SW Barrington Dr. Reporting a male subject trespassing at location. Dumpster diving. White male, approx. 50’s, tall, large build. Last seen heading toward the theatre. 4:52PM, N Oak Harbor St. Reporting a female is dumping her garbage and cigarette butts on caller’s front porch. 6:00PM, SW 6th Ave. States there are 3 children playing with knives in the back parking lot. Throwing them at the wall and into the ground.

12:13PM, SW Harrier Cir. Caller was cornered by this white pit bull. The neighbors have the dog now and it’s not being aggressive now.

WEDNESDAY, September 25 9:19AM, E Whidbey Ave. Caller says his walker was stolen from outside location.

7:30PM, NE Kettle St. Reporting upstairs neighbors are extremely noisy. Kids jumping on the floor, jumping off the bed. Has TV very loud. Caller requesting a phone call.

10:31PM, SE Jensen St. Caller recalling. Advising he now believes he either lost his wallet and phone prior to passing out on rock somewhere at location or there is a possibility he was robbed. No further details available on that comment as male kept saying the robbery would have been when he was unconscious.

SUNDAY, September 22 5:39PM, NE 16th Ave. Roommate not taking her medications. Not requesting aid. Roommate is getting hostile because of it. Has made threats to harm other people. Caller will be waiting outside for contact. MONDAY, September 23 12:32AM, NE 16th Ave. Reporting roommate is threatening to start a fire in the apt. 10:42AM, Wildcat Way Reports 15-year-old student has been refusing to comply with teachers instructions, talking when she isn’t supposed to, trying to provoke other students to fight. In the lunch room now. 3:32PM, SE Pioneer Way Caller requesting call. Caller left items with a consignment store downtown. Store no longer in business. Caller was not compensated for the items nor notified by the owner they were going out of business.

THURSDAY, September 26 12:06AM, N Oak Harbor St. Caller stated her son is running away. Not answering questions forthwith. States son is 36-years-old. Not really free to talk. No weapons, has been drinking. 10:36AM, NE 21st Ct. Reporting a Camry Sedan, female driver, with a large dog in the vehicle that is licking driver’s face. Caller last saw the vehicle turn onto NE 21st from Goldie. 3:32PM, SE City Beach St. Caller advising there are subjects on the walkway along the water with pitbull on extra long leash and allowed it run up to caller. 6:21PM, SE Dock St. Reported stolen guinea pig a month ago. Stating they found the guinea pig today. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

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My sincerest apologies to those of you who may have seen page nine of last week’s Whidbey Weekly. Not only was my mouth open while I was not eating, my mouth was open while I was not talking. Were I still serving in the Marine Corps, there is no doubt I would still be doing push-ups. Fraud in the Streets This morning, the caboose phone rang. Fortunately, with the Caller ID feature, I was able to determine that the 800 line trying to engage me in conversation was not a familiar creditor. Are any of them? Moments later, I checked my voice mail to hear the message left by the 800 line caller. “Hello. This is the Fraud Prevention Department at Wells Fargo Bank calling for Jimmy Freeman. We would like you to verify some recent activity on your Wells Fargo Visa card. Please contact us, toll-free, at 800-446-0664, at your earliest convenience. Again, that number is 800-4460664.” My earliest convenience had to wait until I calmed down, so I ran to my truck, almost knocking over my not-so-wild bunny Buddy as he was enjoying his morning blast of rabbit pellets, potato chips, and stale popcorn. I swiftly started my 1986 Chevy S-10 Durango, exiting down the gravel drive, past the dead willow tree stump, onto the street, to make haste to the local Wells Fargo branch. Being it was straight up, 9:00AM, I had my choice of one of four tellers, a home loan officer, and the bank manager. Not being certain whom to involve, I spoke loudly enough for all of them. “Hey, what’s with this automated recording fellow calling me up to scare me with some fraud message before I have finished my threeand-a-half bucks worth of coffee?” We must invoke teller-customer privilege at this time due to anticipated changes in Obamacare during Oktoberfest. However, let me reassure you I was treated politely and courteously by all of the Wells Fargo family involved, despite the sound of exigent frustration in my normally too loud speaking voice.

Locally operated. “Melissa, I love trains. I love Omaha. I love corn, even though I am allergic to corn, and any corn processed by products. If I were not so tired from dialing different numbers this morning, I would even offer to husk corn for your family.” “The last four digits of your card?” “Yes, excuse me, it was getting a bit corny there, wasn’t it? My last four digits are 6642, the 66 for Route 66, and the 42 for Jackie Robinson’s number.” “Thank you, Mr. Freeman. How may I help you? It appears you have cancelled your account already.” “Yes, Melissa, I have, but my friend Julius at Wells Fargo said I might be able to contact you to find out what purchases were attempted with my credit card information.” “Yes. There are three recent purchases which were blocked upon attempt. One for a purchase at Mirabella Inn in Bridgeport, Oregon for eight dollars, thirty seven cents, a British Airways airplane ticket for $1367.00, and finally a parking sticker purchase in Seattle, Washington for $7.12.” “Well, I have never been to Bridgeport, and I have no reason to fly British Airways since they don’t go to Oak Harbor. I did buy the parking sticker on Tuesday when I went to Seattle.” “Well, Mr. Freeman, Wells Fargo has denied all three. Do you use your credit card on-line?” “Yes, but that use is mostly with Amazon, when I buy Merle Haggard CD’s I forgot I already bought.” “Do you use your credit card at ATM’s?” “No, I have a debit card for that. I’ve learned about cash advances. They cost more than cigarettes.”

“No sir, but you may want to talk to your banker about identity theft protection.” So, thanks to Melissa of Omaha, I get back on the phone with Sam at Wells Fargo to find out I could go to Ace Hardware to buy a credit card protector. Apparently, portable devices are available that can enable one to scan another’s credit card information while walking by the victim. Holy privy, Batman, this is a job for Superman. X-Ray vision is here, with portable machines.

“May I have the last four digits of your credit card?”

Today, after all these questions and answers and phone calls to and fro, I feel my old schooledness has taken me out of the flow of today’s world.

“Well, how do I know you are with Wells Fargo? I have just been told by my local branch that the number that called me today is not a Wells Fargo number. How would I know you are with Wells Fargo?”

If my fanny can be scanned without my knowledge or consent, should I just stay home and watch Judge Judy and Dr. Phil? She always makes me feel better. He always makes me feel worse.

“Well, Mr. Freeman, the number you called to get me is on the back of your Wells Fargo Visa card. It is a good number.”

The more I think about this identity theft world we seem to be living in, the more I feel I need a new identity.

“Were you named after Julius Caesar or Julius Irving?

Could last week’s published picture of my big mouth, standing there next to the legendary Jimmie Rodgers, have insulted a reader of the Whidbey Weekly?

After some more one-on-one with Julius, I was advised to cancel my card, get ID theft protection, and, if I desired, to call the 800 number left on my machine to verify the attempted purchases. “Hello, this is Melissa of the transaction review department. May I have the last four digits of your Visa card?” “Melissa, where are you located?” “Omaha, Nebraska.”

On June 22, 1955, Tom married his sweetheart, Dorothy Clark of Coupeville and they made Whidbey Island their home. Tom was very proud of the house he built on Parker Road. Tom began work at NAS Whidbey in 1956 and retired in 1986 as a Computer Supervisor in Data Processing. Tom was well known for his guitar playing and his beautiful singing voice. He loved Country music and played in several bands. The song most requested for him to sing was “China Doll” by Slim Whitman. In the 1960’s he coached Coupeville Little League Baseball for 7 years and loved it. He also donated his time to the Coupeville Civic Club for children’s activities and Bingo. Tom raised chickens, pigeons, cows and pigs and loved gardening. He was a sports fan…especially boxing, as he was a boxer in his younger days. He enjoyed watching the Seahawks and Mariners and especially watching his children and grandchildren play sports. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Dorothy and by four children, Rick O’Keefe of Coupeville, Randy O’Keefe of Freeland, Ryan O’Keefe of Langley and Renae Mulholland (Robert “Moose”) of Coupeville. Six grandchildren, Kramer, Austin, Kendra, Courtney, Gavin and Abbey, three siblings Jackie Eigenbrode (Ike) of Everett, John Keefe (Tina) of Stanwood and Charlotte Hebert of Lynnwood also survive. He was preceded in death by his brothers Edward and Wayne Keefe and sisters Irene Smith, Allene Alf and Peggy Tracy. Funeral services for Tom were held at Living Hope, Coupeville on Saturday, September 28 at 1:00pm with Pastor Garrett Arnold officiating. Graveside services followed at Sunnyside Cemetery with military honors presented under the auspices of the U.S. Army. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences utilizing the Book of Memories hosted by Wallin Funeral Home at www.wallinfuneralhome.com

Mrs. Mathis was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on August 28, 1941, to Donald and Irene (Critchfield) Rock. She grew up in Arlington, VA, where she graduated from WashingtonLee High School in 1959. Gerry then attended Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, where she received her BA Degree in Elementary Education. In later years she went on to receive her Masters Degree from Western Washington University.

Or was it two Christmases ago?

“Okay, Julius, you are okay by me. What do you need?”

In 1952, he entered the U.S. Army and spent most of his military time as an infantryman on the front lines in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1954, receiving the Korean Service medal with two bronze stars, the National Defense Service medal, the United Nations Service medal and the Combat Infantry badge. He was a member of the American Legion, George Morris Post 129 of Oak Harbor. He told many stories about his time on the front lines of Korea.

“Are you advising me to just use cash, Melissa?”

After several button pushings on the telephone, I reached a young man who identified himself as Julius of Fraud Prevention.

“Yes, sir, but I have seen his highlight reels.”

Thomas S. Keefe passed away peacefully at his home September 23, 2013. He was born October 17, 1931 in Everett, WA. Son of Jerry and Emma Keefe, Tom had 8 siblings and was raised in Lake Stevens and the Everett area. In 1951 he graduated from Lake Stevens High School where he participated in the Future Farmers of America program.

Geraldine Ann “Gerry” Mathis

Of course, when I got to Ace, I saw that the recommended card protector was something one of our daughters had already bought for me last Christmas.

“Dr. J? You da man! Dr. J was the greatest. He revolutionized slamming. You sound too young to have seen him play ball.”

Thomas S. Keefe

“Well, Mr. Freeman, I am old school and never buy anything on-line. Identity theft is a very sophisticated system which I do not want to be subjected to.”

At the suggestion of our local branch, I returned home to finish my now cold Caffe Umbria Americano as I dialed the 800 number on the back of my Visa card.

“Julius Irving, sir.”

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Geraldine Ann “Gerry” Mathis, age 72, longtime Coupeville resident and educator, passed away following a brief illness at Swedish Medical Center – Edmonds Campus on Tuesday, September 17, 2013.

After having attended a segregated high school, Gerry was passionate about social justice issues. She participated in sit-ins at a Woolworths lunch counter to protest the company’s refusal to serve black customers, and worked at a settlement house in inner-city Chicago. Gerry taught for several years in the Minneapolis school district. One day, she read a magazine article about the American cities with the most eligible bachelors, and one of them was Seattle. She soon had a phone interview with the Seattle School District, which resulted in a teaching position and a bold move away from her friends and family to strike out on her own. The venture culminated in a marriage proposal after two weeks of courtship, and her wedding to Ross Bennett Mathis at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle on May 18, 1968. The couple lived in Ballard and Mukilteo before settling in Coupeville in 1975. Gerry taught for several Seattle schools until 1978, with the majority of those years at University Heights Elementary School. Gerry taught 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades at Coupeville Elementary School from 1978 until her retirement in 2001. A fellow teacher once remarked about Gerry’s unwavering passion to help the least advantaged kids. She touched many lives, spanning two generations of Coupeville students. Gerry was a cheerful, outgoing person who could quickly turn strangers into friends. An avid reader, she could often be found checking out books at the Coupeville library. Gerry was a past President of the League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island and organized candidate debates for local elections. She was also a long-standing member and former Elder at the Whidbey Presbyterian Church. Gerry is survived by her husband Ross; her daughters Sheila Hurtt (Chris) of Portland, OR and Susan Schalla (James) of Edmonds, WA; her four grandchildren, Aidan and Enya Hurtt and Maren and Robyn Schalla; her brother Don Rock (Robyn) of Bunbury, Western Australia; also, by nieces and nephews Stephanie, Danielle and Matt Rock and Eric Hauser. She was preceded in death by her sister, Kathleen Hauser in 1976 and by her brother Lawrence Rock in 1989. A Memorial Service for all friends, family, and Gerry’s former students will be held at Whidbey Presbyterian Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, after a private interment at Sunnyside Cemetery. Family and friends are also encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.

Maybe I angered some other Jimmie Rodgers’ fan who did not know my mouth was open out of necessity as I attempted to sing to Jimmie his commercial hit, Uh-Oh, Spaghettios. Is it not obvious from the photo that I was in the middle of my “Uh-Oh?” Should I call back Melissa of Omaha to find out what size lingerie was attempted to be purchased at that hotel in Oregon, for eight dollars and thirty seven cents? On second thought, if I am changing identity to protect my bank accounts, why not change sexes too? Easy now, Freeman. That noise you just heard was the sound of folks turning the page.

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of directors and window washers.  Listen in anytime from your computer and on itunes.  ~~ From Clinton to Deception Pass - it’s Whidbey in your home. •Volunteer Program Assistant for Senior Services Adult Day Service program for frail seniors. Prepare room for activities, listen/observe/report changes in client behavior, assist with activities/personal care. Requires 4-hour commitment, 1 day week, 10 AM-2 PM. Contact Hestia Laitala (360)321-1600.

Job Market Manager/stylist wanted for busy beauty salon. Free booth rental and retail sales incentives. Send resume to hawaiiningirlie@aol. com Centrally located Hair Studio & Day Spa seeking 1 Full Time Stylist and 1 Full Time Nail Technician. Large & well established clientele stretching from Oak Harbor to South end of Whidbey. Build your clientele successfully in an area with very little competition from neighboring salons! Both positions provide wages structured around commission. Products are provided. Must be able to work weekends. Must be dependable, communicate

well, and self-confident. Please email resumes to whidbeysalon. jobs@gmail.com (5.17) Coach’s Pizzeria Seeks Supervisor Level, Long Term Applicants. Must be over 20 years old. Desire applicants who want long term employment. Work hours can compliment college or other training. Requires some Saturday, Sunday hours. NEW OWNERS! Call Candace: (206)409-5383, 5575 Harbor Ave, Freeland WA 98249 (5.27) Part-time Position Available in Oak Harbor Based Retail Store. Must have outstanding customer service skills, organizational skills and must be selfmotivated. Hours will include Saturday evenings and a few days per week. Must be flexible. Could become full time position. Email resumes to: oakharborjobs@gmail.com. (5.34) Help Wanted: Part time line cooks, part time servers at The Braeburn! Looking for people who will be here through the winter, and please have experience, current food handler’s card, and the flexibility to work weekends. Please apply in person between 8am-4pm at 197 D. Second St. Langley (5.37) Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club is looking for a Restaurant Club

Manager.  This is a salaried position that includes health benefits and paid vacation days. Experience Requirements: 3-5 years in Food and Beverage management; Supervisory experience in all front of the house, gambling, and banquet sales/operations; Manage event rentals and catering; Responsibility for day-to-day operations of the Club House and managing wait, kitchen and volunteer staff; Knowledge and experience in state and county law for health and safety food handling standards and liquor regulations. Pay will depend on skills and experience. Please send your resume to: resumes@ hhrodandgun.com. No phone calls or walk-ins please. (5.39)

Health/Fitness Sit-up bench. This is commercial grade, thickly padded, incline sit-up bench as found in health clubs. Like new, $75; Iron weights: Four 25-lb. Olympic plates, $40. (360)678-2207 Complete weight set. Includes bar bell, 2 dumb bells and multiple weights. $25. (360)3313876 (1)

Instruments Like new, Yamaha upright electric piano/keyboard and bench (black). Purchased in 2008 new for $1600. Used only 2 months. Perfect for any age or skill level; some books included. $950 or best offer. (360)678-6837 or email ginnapier@gmail.com. (0) Would like to trade Alto Sax, student model, great condition for a drum set. Willing to sell Sax for $500. (360)678-7068 (1)

Lessons Wanted….Guitar Students. Learn how to play guitar. All ages welcome, from beginners to intermediate levels. All styles, and genre taught, one on one. Give the gift of music. Contact Scott for more info, (360)6755470.

Clothing/Accessories 2 pair, new, women’s athletic shoes, size 9. Saucony, still in box, originally $99.95; Athletics Works. Will sell for $20 each. (360)678-9003 (1)

Appliances Kitchen Appliances: Belgian waffle maker by Dominion, $10. George Foreman grill, model

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www.whidbeyweekly.com LOcaLLy OwnEd. GRP4. 12” x 6” grilling surface. Clean, and in excellent condition. Photos available. $12. (360)678-1167 Washer & Dryer. Kenmore Elite washer. Whirlpool dryer. $195 for both. Call (360)914-7624 (0)

hOme Furnishings Queen size bed, frame, boxspring & mattress. Excellent & clean. $50 (360)678-2207 2 pedestal tables, 30” x 48”, walnut formica top (one has a fitted glass cover). $10 and $15. Call (360)678-1167 Pedestal table, 48” diameter, walnut formica top ($25). Another similar table, with modified rectangular shape, approximately 30” x 60” ($35). Four pedestal chairs, swivel style, with sturdy, gold vinyl upholstery ($40 for the set). Call (360)678-1167 Three lime-green chairs; chrome pedestal bases; sturdy vinyl upholstery. $15 per chair. Call (360)678-1167 Round pedestal table; solid oak. 42” diameter. Excellent condition. $125 or best offer. Photos available. (360)678-1167 Two matching upholstered occasional chairs. Antique accent armchair. $75 each, or make an offer. Photos available. (360)678-1167 Walnut end table, hexagonal design, with beveled glass insert on top. Very good condition. Photos available. $40. Call (360)678-1167 Electric, leather recliner, battery back up and cup holders. Used less than 8 months. Good cond. Great for man cave. $250. (360)321-2428 (0) House-mate moved, left stuff behind and I need my garage back. Twin-size bed frame, two generations old, wooden spool bed with rails and slats, $25; old (2-3 generations) wooden rocker, sides solid wood, $50; 2 large Christmas lamps with shades, $20 each; 2 small baby blue end table/nightstand lamps, $5 each; small wooden table, $5; small red 2-drawer stand, $10; larger stand with

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slots for storage, $10; swivel TV stand, $10. (360)678-9003 (1)

lAWn And gArden Perma Mulch rubber edging, 9 10-foot strips, $10 each. Call (360)678-1167 Natural Barnyard Topsoil: Good for gardens, flower beds, etc. Unscreened, 10-yard loads, $225 delivered. South Whidbey. (360)321-1624 Free garden fertilizer. Clean organic horse manure. Easy access. By appt. You load and haul. (360)678-4124 (0) 36 round concrete exposed aggregate stepping stones, $35. Will trade for concrete blocks. (360)630-6536 (0)

miscellAneOus Queen-sized bedspread; classic design; never used, excellent quality and condition; medium brown background with butterfly design. Photos available. Make an offer. Call (360)6781167. 4 each 1-1/2” stem-type carpet casters, $4; Box of “Secur-aTie” fasteners: $2; Books for the handyman, like new: $10; Two baskets: $5 each; Backpack, like new: $35; Barbecue tool set: $3. Photos available. (360)678-1167. Miscellaneous lumber; PVC pipe; and metal roofing panels (4 each). Photos available. Make an offer. (360)678-1167. Puzzles – a great gift idea! From brand new to gently used; 500, 1000, or 1500 pieces; priced from 50 cents to five dollars. Photos available. Call (360)678-1167. Hand-crafted wood model logging truck. In excellent condition. 6.5” x 32” x 9” in size. Photos available. Make an offer. Call (360)678-1167. Lumber - Rough cut dry fir lumber. 2x4’s & misc. Good for building sheds and all those projects. 2x4’s 30¢ per lineal foot. (360)321-1624.

Looking for a great gift idea for Xmas, Birthdays, Fathers day, etc.. here are some local made crafts that will help you fill some gaps, please order by letter- they are 16$ ea. and shipping will be extra where applicable. you can also reach me at ljohn60@ gmail.com. Tractor lift bars, 3 pt. for pallets or platform, $100. (360)579 4643 (0) For Sale: Generac 5000 watt generator. 10 HP, 6250 watt surge, runs good. Briggs engine. 2 115-volt receptacles. 20 amp. 1 30 amp for RV. 1 220-volt four prong. 20 amp. Circuit breakers. $300 cash, firm. (360)678-6210 (1) Like to eat local? Lamb for your table, naturally grown, health tested flock, custom cut. Stock up for winter. E-mail: locallamb@gmail.com or call (360)240-1235 (1) Lincoln power luber cordless grease gun,14.4v, $100; 2 Gorrilla ladders, $100 ea; Electric Reddy kerosene heater, $60; Allied bench vise, $40. (360)3212428 (1) No Cheating!

Craftsmen 7-1/2 Radial Arm Miter Saw, 1.5-HP with extra blades. Mounted on 32-inch metal stand, $75 or best offer. Call (360)279-2793 (1) 10-inch Craftsman Table Saw. Model No. 113.298240. Clean. Works great. Will deliver, $75; Ryobi Belt Sander/BE321 type-2 double insulated. Works great, like new; 8-foot extension ladder. Clean and sturdy, $25. Will deliver; 12-F. Wooden Step Ladder, $50. (360)341-2185. Photos available. (1) Heavy-duty work benches, 90” long x 26” deep; Large quantity of hand tools and quite few Power tools. (360)579-2557 (1) 1/2 Cord Fireplace Wood. Dry fir, alder, cedar. Cut and split. Will deliver on S. Whidbey. (360)341-2185 or (360)9692329 (1)

Brand new, never used Lowe Alpine Walkabout backpack, 2100 cu. in., $50. (360)678-2207 Air rifle, GAMO .177 caliber, shadow sport model, 3x9 scope, as new, also auto set metal targets, $125. (360)579 4643 (0)

AnimAls/suPPlies Feeder Hay for Sale - Dry, stored in barn. $4 per bale. 20 bale minimum. (360)321-1624 Straw Hay for Sale - Good for bedding, erosion control, mulch, etc. $3 per bale, 20 bale minimum. (360)321-1624 Excellent Grass Hay for Sale Good for horses. $7 per bale. 20 bale minimum. (360)3211624 Wanting to breed our male Yellow AKC Lab for pick of the litter. Keta is a 5-year-old,

100 pound handsome boy. Great hunter and family dog. (360)320-4756 (0) French Rouen ducks for sale. Four months old in full color. $5 each. Call (360)341-4149 (0)

WAnTed Snowbird seeks garage/barn rental space, November - April, for pickup storage. (632)2102706 (1) Puzzle 1 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.46)

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recreATiOn Golf Bag by MacGregor Pro Only. Heavy-duty vinyl and leather. Comes with carrying strap and hood. Two-tone green. Very good condition. Photos available upon request. $30. Call (360)678-1167. Leading Edge putter with brand new Golf Pride grip. Comes with cover. Excellent condition. Photos available upon request. $20. Call (360)678-1167.

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