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There must be some sort of party going on. I just saw another deer walking up our driveway. The third deer I have seen today. On the other hand, maybe the deer is just lost, and I have seen her coming and going all three times.

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Maybe she is checking for mail. Maybe a Dear Deer letter?

Additionally, special knives are awarded which enable the recipient to trim the fat off bacon, not unlike the knives used by our politicians in Olympia.

Friends in high places Last night an old, dear friend called.

Finally, for the Farklers, flat onion rings, always a fave, will be gifted to the first 50 Farklers who farkle all over their laptops.

Not to be confused with a dear old friend, this old, dear friend suggested that our lives would be greatly enhanced were we on Twitter. When I was trying to grow up, the last thing we were encouraged to do was twitter. Twittering indicated some degree of unsettledness, or possibly a trip to the bathroom. Tweeting was something a bird did, like in that great 1958 hit song, “Rockin’ Robin“, by Bobby Day. “Tweet, tweedle-lee-dee!” I asked our friend to give us an example of a tweet, a written communication of 140 characters or less, transmitted through a Twitter account. “Well, Jim, an example would be this tweet from a band called Baby Shambles who tweeted today, ‘The word evil seems a lot more evil than the word good seems good.’” “Thanks, Don, but by the time we figure out what that tweet means, we’ll be all twittered out.” Tax Extensions I just witnessed my recently paid, first-half only, local property tax dollars at work. The South Whidbey Falcons Cross Country team just ran up my driveway, into the woods. Either the kids were chasing the previously aforementioned deer or they were chasing each other. Either way, it could be a felony-in-waiting. My basset hound Natalie got popped for “marauding chickens” back in the 80s’. When I explained to the judge that Natalie would not chase chickens, but that she only chased deer, he reminded me that doing so was a felony, and a $200 fine. “Yes Sir, your honor, they were chickens alright.” Back then, marauding chickens was a misdemeanor, subject to a fifty-dollar fine.

Knowing while Mowing These are the three most important things I learned during my most recent mowing: 1. The yellow jackets win. 3. Mowing haphazardly is more fun, but takes too long. Used Excuses I would have written a book when I was younger, or maybe I could have, but I just could not think of a catchy title. We were a smokin’ band. We rocked. We rolled. We sang. We jumped. We could have toured nationally, but we could never really agree on a good name for the band. We were going to call ourselves “The Band with No Name”, but a horse had already taken it for a song title, “A Horse with No Name.” Free Passes The first three readers who contact me at ontrack@ will each receive two complimentary admissions to Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, if able to answer correctly this trick question: What kind of beer did Flagstaff drink? Amazing Greats Were I able to paraphrase without violating a song copyright, I would offer this line–”Amazing greats, how sweet they are, to save an auctioneer like me.” This year’s 4th annual South Whidbey Schools Foundation We Support Kids Gala Event at the Useless Bay Country Club was as festive a four hours as one will see this side of Rio.

Thanks Judge for saving my poultry, and the neighbors. Disgruntled in Clinton One of my readers called the other day to tell me my columns were getting better.

If you ever wondered where the retired educators go, well, they go right back into educating, but as volunteers.

That they were a little more entertaining.

The board of directors of this twenty plus year non-profit reads like the board of trustees of a wellendowed university.

I took his name and number, and then called 919, a distant cousin of 911, to tell the voice on the other end that there was a man loose in Clinton looking for a bigger font. Kudos in Coupeville A tip of the Conductor’s hat to Leslie Bakker, Children’s Liaison of the Coupeville Library, and to the Friends of the Coupeville Library, for hosting the Boys and Girls Club and many other kids in an after school program last week honoring Poetry Month. Almost thirty students, from grades 2 thru 5, gathered in the multi-purpose building to watch me try to multi-task. Among many wonderful moments, the best question of the day came from a youngster sporting a colorful personality with his bright smile.

Remember Judi Fenton, the South Whidbey Primary School Principal from some twenty years ago? Judi has been traveling the world as an international consultant to educators and schools, many in remote and underprivileged areas. As keynote speaker for the evening, Judi reminded everyone of the incredible swiftness of technology in and out of the classrooms, being particularly mindful to remind the 100 plus dinner guests of the 5 C’s of Education: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and Compassion. When we were being educated during the 50s’ and 60s’, our five C’s were Confusion, Chaos, Cajoling, Crying, and Candy. Glad to hear that education is improving.

Thanks to many years of watching Art Linkletter on television, I knew better than to say anything.

Thanks ever so much to SWSF Board members Linda Racicot, Bob Wiley, John Riley, David Pfeiffer, Kay Wiley, Jean Shaw, Susie Richards, Chris Gibson, Betty Bond, Gavin Imes (high school rep), and Super-Superintendent Jo Moccia for inspiring us all, and for the opportunity to share in a very insightful and motivational fun evening.

It was all up hill from there, but we surely had a grand time.

As Edmond Burke wrote, seen in his quote, shared by all in attendance who opened their fortune cookies:

Farkling at the Rod n’ Gun Leave it to Frannie Johnson, Langley High Class of ‘45, to bring some class to the Holmes Harbor Rod n’ Gun Club every chance she can.

“Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”

“Are you the Vice-President?” “Do I look that old?” “Yeh.”

Not only is she the bouncer on Friday nights, Frannie has been heard discussing the farkling epidemic now sweeping the membership of the club. Sorry Klaus and Sally, but, move over, Mexican Dominoes. Farkling is here, and so are the farkling cheerleaders, Marge and Roger Dahlke. If you are not familiar with farkling, and why should

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For pictures of the event, go to www.swsfoundation. org. Wild Bunnies Porch Report As of Tuesday night, at 2100 hours, adult bunnies numbered three, baby bunnies numbered four, and the grass on the lawn is very green in many parts. Make that five baby bunnies. There goes another one.

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Thursday, May 15th 7:00pm-8:00pm Jointly sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Oak Harbor and Christian Science Society, South Whidbey Island

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Letters to the Editor Editor, I am happy to report that South Whidbey High School is a recipient of the 2013 Washington Achievement Award. South Whidbey High School has been honored for two awards. Overall Excellence (Recognized as a top 5% school in the state of Washington) Special Recognition - Extended Graduation Rates This is an extraordinary accomplishment and is a direct reflection of the hard work and dedication of our staff and students with tremendous support from our parents and community. The Washington Achievement Awards are sponsored by the Washington State Board of Education and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. They celebrate Washington’s topperforming schools and recognize achievement in many categories. This highly-selective award is based on our school’s performance on the Achievement Index and uses criteria set by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. The Washington Achievement Award is given is six categories: overall excellence, high progress, reading, math, science, extended graduation rate (high and comprehensive schools only) and English language acquisition. I hope you will visit the OSPI Washington Achievement awards site (http://www.k12. to learn more about the awards and the criteria for selection.

A juried art show featuring some of the Northwest’s most talented Native American and Native American themed artists will be held at the Coupeville Recreation Hall on May 10 and 11. Demonstrations by many of the artists will take place during show hours. The now famous salmon tacos with fry bread, as well as the Central Whidbey Lions’ Hot Dogs, will be available near the Main Stage. Coupe’s Last Stand will be selling their ever-popular hot dogs at the Boat Launch. Additional food is available at the Coupeville Farmer’s Market and local restaurants. Penn Cove Water Festival Schedule and Performers Friday, May 9, 8:00pm Storytelling around the bonfire with Lou LaBombard, Anthropologist and Lecturer Saturday, May 10, 10:00am The Shifty Sailors at the Farmers Market Sea Shanties and Maritime Music 11:00am Festival Welcome - Main Stage Mayor Nancy Conard PCWF President - Vicky Reyes Gifts of Bread - Ramona Laster 11:15am The Shifty Sailors - Main Stage 11:30am Storytelling by Lou LaBombard - Block House 12:00pm Festival Welcome - Canoe Launch Progress on the Canoe Races will be broadcast by KWPA from the Wharf 12:15pm Peter Ali - Main Stage Flute and much more! 1:15pm J.P. Falcon Grady - Main Stage Guitarist, singer and songwriter 2:00pm Storytelling by Gary Stroutsos - Coupeville Library

The selection process for the Washington Achievement Award is very rigorous, and all of us take great pride in this accomplishment.

2:30pm Swil Kanim - Main Stage Violinist, Storyteller, Poet


3:30pm Storytelling by Lou LaBombard - Block House

Dr. Josephine Moccia Superintendent of South Whidbey Schools John Patton Principal South Whidbey High School

Penn Cove Water Festival The 23rd Penn Cove Water Festival will be held on Saturday, May 10 from 11:00am to 5:00pm and promises to be better than ever. Dedicated to Roger Purdue and honoring Penn Cove Shellfish for their ongoing sponsorship, this free festival provides activities and events for the whole family. Kicking off the festival on Friday evening will be Native American storyteller Lou Labombard. Lou will bring his stories to life around the bonfire, on grounds where the Coast Salish once thrived. This will begin at 8:00pm, immediately following the last Prairie Tour of the day at Pacific Rim Institute, located on Parker Road near Highway 20. Mr. Labombard is a tenured professor of Anthropology at Skagit Valley College, Whidbey Campus. In cooperation with Pacific Rim Institute, Penn Cove Water Festival will run a shuttle between Front Street and PRI to provide attendees the opportunity of experiencing the annual prairie tours on Saturday. New this year for the youth will be activities directed by Adam Lorio, Samish educator, including stories, basket weaving, face painting and a Youth Passport activity. There will also be beading, stamping and coloring activities to entertain and educate youth of all ages. Exhibits and vendors will be located on Front Street. Many new vendors are included this year.

4:00pm Remembering Roger Purdue Tshimshain Haayuuk Dancers - Main Stage Traditional and ceremonial dances with audience participation There will be opportunities to meet the performers and purchase CD’s throughout the day. Don’t miss Russell Morton, The Bead Man, who will be displaying his Four Seasons of Water, a six-year beading project. In between performers, visit the Art Show in the Coupeville Recreation Hall, the vendors and exhibitors on Front Street, check out the youth activities, and sample the salmon tacos. You can also take the 2:00pm shuttle from Coupeville to the Pacific Rim Institute for a special tour of the Prairie in full bloom. The best places for viewing the canoe races are the Coupeville Wharf and the open decks on Front Street. For more information, visit [Submitted by Cheryl Waide]

National Nurses Week at Whidbey General Hospital Whidbey General Hospital and Clinics are planning a series of activities to observe National Nurses Week, May 5-12, and pay tribute to the many nurses who provide highly skilled, safe and quality care. Daisy Award Nominations - If you wish to honor a nurse who has provided exceptional care to you or a loved one, consider nominating them for the Daisy Award. Visit the hospital’s website at for the nomination

form. Every nominee will be recognized and honored within their department. [Submitted by Trish Rose, WGH]

May is Asthma Awareness Month This month, the Northwest Clean Air Agency joins the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its effort to raise awareness about asthma – a painful, scary, sometimes life-threatening disease. “I learned to hate the smell of a fresh-cut lawn when I was about 7 years old,” said Northwest Clean Air Agency Communications Director Katie Skipper. “It meant that in a few minutes, I’d be helpless, gasping like a fish out of water. I’d lie there wheezing and seeing spots because not enough air was going in.” As the air quality agency for Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties, Northwest Clean Air Agency works to preserve and protect the air in its jurisdiction, where the air quality generally is very good. Part of that work is addressing asthma triggers such as mold, smoke and other air pollution. But they can’t do it alone. Your day-to-day choices can have the biggest effect on your health, your family’s health, and your neighbors’ health. For the month of May, Northwest Clean Air Agency’s Indoor Air experts and inspectors will tweet an air quality tip every week day to help raise awareness about asthma and help you protect yourself and your community. Find them at @NWCleanAir. [Submitted by Katie Skipper, Northwest Clean Air Agency]

‘Good People’ Opens in Langley Tickets are on sale for OutCast Productions’ next show “Good People” by David LindsayAbaire. The show opens Friday, May 9 and runs through May 24 at the Black Box Theater at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds in Langley. The show is directed by K. Sandy O’Brien. The cast includes Marta Mulholland, Maureen Masterson, Allenda Jenkins, Tim O’Brien, Lars Larson and Patricia Duff. The show plays at 7:30pm Friday and Saturdays May 9 to 24; at 7:30pm Thursday, May 22; and at 2:00pm Sunday, May 18. Tickets are $18 for adults, $14 for seniors/ students. Get tickets through Brown Paper Tickets or email Visit the website for more information about the season at [Submitted by Patricia Duff]

Sno-Isle Libraries Photo Project Puts Region’s History Online

Women drawing water from the Langley town pump in the 1920s. Elegant bicyclists posing with a drive-through tree in the 1890s. Construction of Everett’s Boeing plant in the 1960s. One photo at a time, Sno-Isle Libraries is putting the region’s history online with its Digitize Our Community History Project. With 530 images in its catalog and more added daily, the project is celebrating the end of its first year and inviting new partners. The best thing about the archive is its location on the library district website, said Warner Blake of the Snohomish Historical Society. “You can share them with a lot more people than if the images were on display in a museum,” Blake said, noting the universal interest in the past. “When visitors come to Snohomish they ask shopkeepers up and down First Street, ‘What was this place before?’ ”

The captioned photos are linked to detailed information that will be valuable to researchers, said project leader Colleen Brazil of Sno-Isle Libraries. “There’s even a feature that allows people to send the pictures as e-mail postcards,” said Brazil, who oversees the Sno-Isle catalog. Most of the organizations that began the project in 2013 are continuing their involvement this year. “We’re accepting applications from other groups that want to participate, and hope to pick three or four of them soon,” Brazil said. The project got off the ground thanks to two grants. The Washington State Library Rural Heritage Program provided $5,435 to begin a digitization project with the South Whidbey Historical Society and the Langley Library. That was spent on professional digitization of film, a temporary worker to scan and describe the images, and two hard drives. A $20,000 Sno-Isle Libraries Strategic Initiatives Grant provided the hardware, software and computer servers needed to start an ongoing digital archive. To build the archive, historical society volunteers scanned pictures from their archives. Von Flake, a student intern from the University of Washington’s iSchool, worked on the Everett Herald photos. “If any group has interest in participating in the project, they should contact the manager of their local library who will coordinate with us for the application process,” said Brazil. [Submitted by Deborah Tahara, Sno-Isle Libraries]

Land Trust’s 30th Anniversary Event The Whidbey Camano Land Trust is turning 30. Save the date for the local nonprofit’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, August 16 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Camp Casey Picnic Area. Bring the family to this fun-filled day on the land and enjoy outdoor activities and guided tours for all ages, food, speakers and music. To help make the event a success, the Land Trust is looking for volunteers to lead hands-on activities related to the organization’s work (of land protection and stewardship) at the event. Building bird houses, storytelling, kite-making and flying, and animal calls, are just some ideas. Please share your creative talents and skills. Contact Janelle Castro at (360) 222-3310 or [Submitted by Janelle Castro, Whidbey Camano Land Trust]

IDIPIC Seeking Speakers The Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC) seeks you for its heart-to-heart DUI/Underage Drinking prevention panels in Oak Harbor or Freeland if you have: been injured in a DUI crash; had a friend or family member injured or killed in one; caused a DUI injury or fatality; worked with DUI victims or offenders; gotten a DUI or a family member has; been in alcohol/other drug recovery. Please call (360) 672-8219 or email You can also visit [Submitted by JoAnn Hellmann, Director, IDIPIC]

Annual Sport Physical Night Oak Harbor High School’s Booster Club is once again offering their Annual Sport Physical Night, Thursday, May 29 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the OHHS stadium. The OHHS Sport Physical Night is a community event where local physicians & nurses volunteer their time to support OHHS Athletics. Physicals are good for 2 years and are required for all middle and high school athletics. Proceeds from the Sport Physical Night benefit Oak Harbor High School Athletic programs through the Booster Club. This cost is $30 per student or $60 for a family. Students must be accompanied by a parent. For more information, call (360) 279-5850. [Submitted by JoAnn Wichers, OHHS]

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Cougars prove Fair winds, following seas to Löf proficiency at weapons inspection By VAQ-139 reporter Aviation Ordnancemen and Aviation Electronic Technicians from Electronic Attack Squadron 139 (VAQ-139) completed a highly successful EA-18G Growler Conventional Weapons Technical Proficiency Inspection (CWTPI) at NAS Whidbey Island earlier this spring. The inspection evaluated the squadron’s ability to upload and download conventional ordnance per established procedures and directives. Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class (AW) Jarrod Simmons led the five-person load team as the Quality Assurance and Safety Observer (QA/SO). “The team consists of a QA/SO, a team leader, a weapons hoist driver and two riggers who meticulously follow the procedure to make the necessary weapons connections and attachments,” said Simmons. Inspectors from Electronic Attack Weapons School (EAWS) and Commander, Electronic Attack Wing Pacific evaluated the exercise.

(U.S. Navy photo) Lt. Cmdr. Doug Löf, officer in charge of NAS Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue (third from left), is seen after his last MH-60S Knighthawk flight on April 23, 2014 as he gets ready for retirement from act...ive duty. During his three-year tour here, the Search and Rescue unit conducted 38 rescue missions and 14 medical evacuations. Of those, Löf personally flew a total of 13 SAR missions and Medevacs, saving nine lives. On his last flight were (from left) Naval Aircrewman Helicopter 2nd Class David Scott, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre and Lt. Cmdr. James Thompson. The Denver, Colo., native will next head for training as a Horizon Airlines pilot on the Q400 Turboprop. NAS Operations and NAS Whidbey Island thank him for his many years of faithful military service.

Flight Operations Schedule at OLF Coupeville Field Carrier Landing Practice (FLCP) operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island are scheduled at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., on May 8 and 9, 2014. On Thursday, May 8, FCLP training at OLF Coupeville is scheduled at night and on Friday, May 9 operations are scheduled late morning to early afternoon.

The release and control team performed wrap around, electronic countermeasure and jettison system tests earning a perfect score of 30 out of 30 possible points. The load team handled and loaded one inert High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile , one inert Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile and one ALQ-99 tactical jamming pod. Furthermore, they built and loaded chaff buckets.

The FCLP tempo is driven by the Fleet Replacement Squadron student training curriculum and pre-deployment EA-18G Growler squadron flight qualifications. It can also fluctuate due to weather, maintenance and operational requirements.

The Cougars also performed pre-operational checks on all support equipment required to load and support the weapons. Their efforts resulted in an impressive score of 168 out of 170.

Routine repairs to remove rubber and repaint runway markings at Ault Field are scheduled for two different dates this summer.

Cmdr. William Fraser, VAQ-139 Commanding Officer, said the team’s performance was no surprise. “Our ‘ordies’ have been training for CWTPI for two weeks, guided by fantastic instructors at EAWS,” said Fraser. “I know that Cougars trained on weekends to prepare for this inspection. Bottom line –there’s no need for luck when you’re prepared. Our ordnance and release and control teams can take justifiable pride in the professionalism of their work centers and their CWTPI accomplishment.” VAQ-139 is currently aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) conducting embarked training missions in preparation for their upcoming deployment.

Flight schedules for OLF Coupeville will continue to be released weekly for community planning purposes. Comments, including noise complaints can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island’s comment line at (360) 257-6665, or via e-mail: All other questions can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island Public Affairs Office at (360) 257-2286. The Navy’s OLF at Coupeville is a critical national security asset that provides essential training for Navy pilots based at NAS Whidbey Island to conduct safe and effective aircraft carrier flight operations around the world.

Runway Closures at Ault Field Under single runway operating conditions, the air station is limited to the choice of only two directions for take-off and landing rather than the usual four. Routinely, that choice is based on the prevailing wind direction at the time. When Ault Field is down to one air strip pilots will need to use a runway not aligned with the wind. In that case, the base will use the next best approach or departure runway.

Repairs on Runway 14/32 are scheduled for June 7-13. During this period, planes can only take off and land heading either Northeast or Southwest using Runway 7/25, and are more likely to use a landing approach and departure that brings them over the western Skagit County/Mount Vernon/La Conner area, northern Island County and Lopez Island more often than normal. Scheduled maintenance dates may shift due to early completion or work stoppage due to weather.

As a reminder, NAS Whidbey Island established a new comment line and email address where Repairs on Runway 7/25 are scheduled May 31-June 6. During that time planes can only take community members can express their thoughts, off and land heading either Northwest or South- concerns, and issues. The new phone number for this service, including noise complaints or east using Runway 14/32, and are more likely to use a landing approach and departure that brings concerns, is (360) 257-6665. Alternatively you may email your comments to “comments. aircraft over eastern Oak Harbor and northern” Camano Island. Puzzle 1 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.57)

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A few days ago, we observed May Day, a celebra celebration of spring. And, after a long and hard winter in many parts of the country, most of us are ready for sunshine, warmer temperatures and the hopefulness that spring always symbolizes. But as winter gives way to spring, we are also reminded that our lives have “seasons,” too — and it pays to be prepared for all of them. So, as you move into the “retirement season,” you’ll need to prepare for several possible challenges, including the following: Outliving your resources — The idea of outliving one’s financial resources is certainly not one we want to face. In fact, in a poll of people ages 44 to 75 sponsored by Allianz Life Insurance, 61% said they fear depleting their assets more than they fear dying. The best way you can overcome anxiety about running out of money is to invest and plan. Contribute as much as you can afford to your IRA and 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan — and when your salary goes up over time, increase your contributions. As for the “plan” part, try to envision the type of lifestyle you want during retirement, and then estimate how much this lifestyle will cost. Once you reach retirement, you will also need to do some planning — specifically, you will need to calculate how much money you can afford to withdraw from your investments each year. Becoming disabled — One-third of all people between the ages of 30 and 64 will become disabled at some point, according to the Health Insurance Association of America. If you became disabled, even temporarily, the loss of income could prove devastating to your financial security, and that of your family’s. To avoid this worrisome scenario, you may want to consider disability insurance. If your employer offers this coverage as an employee benefit, take it — but don’t assume it will be sufficient. Many times, an employer-sponsored disability policy will only cover a short-term disability and may have a long waiting period for benefits to kick in. Consequently you may need to purchase your own disability insurance policy to supplement your employer’s coverage. Requiring long-term care — Unfortunately, many people eventually require some type of long-term care, whether that involves a stay in a nursing home or the assistance of a home health care aid. This type of care is expensive, and Medicare only covers part of it. Just how costly is long-term care? The national average for home health aide services is nearly $45,000 per year, and a private room in a nursing home is nearly $84,000 per year, according to a recent survey by Genworth, a financial security company. To meet long-term care costs, you could self-insure, but that might be prohibitively expensive. But failing to do anything about meeting long-term care costs could result in the need for your grown children or other family members to get involved in some fashion — and that is something you no doubt wish to avoid. Fortunately, you can find solutions. To learn about appropriate protection vehicles, consult with your financial advisor. With some thoughtful planning, constant vigilance and timely action, you can meet all these challenges — and enjoy all the seasons of life in which you find yourself. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones operates as an insurance producer in California, New Mexico, and Massachusetts through the following subsidiaries, respectively: Edward Jones Insurance Agency of California, L.L.C., Edward Jones Insurance Agency of New Mexico, L.L.C., and Edward Jones Insurance Agency of Massachusetts, L.L.C. California Insurance License OC24309.

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Pacific Rim Institute Prairie Open House Thursday, May 8, 10:00am, 4:00pm & 7:00pm Friday, May 9, 10:00am, 4:00pm & 7:00pm Saturday, May 10, 10:00am, 4:00pm & 7:00pm Pacific Rim Institute, Coupeville The annual Prairie Open House at the Pacific Rim Institute will include naturalist tours of the prairie. Storytelling in partnership with the Penn Cove Water Festival featuring Lou Labombard at 8:00pm Friday, May 9. For more information, visit

Free Health Screenings Friday, May 9, 9:00am-3:00pm Saturday, May 10, 9:00am-3:00pm Sunday, May 11, 9:00am-3:00pm Ace Hardware, Oak Harbor The Lions Health Screening Unit (LHSU) will be set up in the parking lot to provide free health screenings for vision, hearing, glaucoma, diabetes and blood pressure. Co-sponsored by the Oak Harbor Lions and the North Whidbey Lions Clubs. For additional information, contact Lion Jake Jacobs at (360) 679-4306 or Lion Richard Mack at (360) 240-0843.

A Place at the Table Friday, May 9, 7:00pm-9:00pm Oak Harbor Lutheran Church Everyone is invited to view “A Place at the Table”. The film follows three families struggling with food insecurity. One in five US children go to bed hungry; as a society we simply can not continue to let this happen. Lisa Clark, Director, Island County Opportunity Council will moderate a discussion. Child care is available for families. Please bring a non-perishable food item as a donation to benefit Help House. For more information, call Carol Wall at (360) 679-1574. The Oak Harbor Lutheran Church is located at 1253 NW 2nd Ave.

Birding Tour at Iverson Spit Saturday, May 10, 8:30am-10:30am Iverson Spit, Camano Island Join a spring birding tour at Iverson Spit, led by bird enthusiast, Pam Pritzl. You’ll walk about two miles on moderate terrain. Please wear appropriate walking shoes and bring your own water, snacks will be provided. Please sign-up at, as space is limited. Once registered you will receive an email with directions to the meeting location. For more information, email

Island County Master Gardener Foundation Plant Sale Saturday, May 10, 10:00am-2:00pm Greenbank Farm, Greenbank Perenials, Native Plants, Shrubs, Veggies, Plant Clinic and Personal Shopper. Bring your plant problem and gardening questions.

Whidbey Island Young Life Sample Sale Saturday, May 10, 10:00am-3:00pm Bayview Hall, 5642 Bayview Rd, Langley All items are brand new and will be sold at 60-80% off retail cost. Variety of items include, purses, picture frames, candles, and journals. All proceeds will help Middle school and High school students attend Young Life camps.

Penn Cove Water Festival Saturday, May 10, 11:00am-5:00pm Historic Coupeville A free family festival with Tribal canoe races, native arts & crafts, music, dancers, food, storytelling and activities for youth. Try the famous Salmon tacos! For more information, visit www.

Savor Spring Wine Tour Saturday, May 10, 11:00am-5:00pm Sunday, May 11, 11:00am-5:00pm Savor the local flavor of Whidbey Island with two days of wine and food tasting. Four venues to visit: Comforts of Whidbey, Spoiled Dog Winery, Whidbey Island Distillery, Blooms Winery, Holmes Harbor Cellars. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and are available at Presented by Whidbey Island Vintners Association. For more information, visit

Mother’s Day in the Garden Sunday, May 11, 12:00pm- 4:00pm Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank The 21st year of Mother’s Day in the Garden with music by Harper Tasche. Admission is $10 for adults, children under 16 admitted free. For more information, call (360) 678-1912 or (360) 222-0121, or visit

Third Annual “Faculty & Friends Benefit Concert” Sunday, May 11, 3:00pm Langley United Methodist Church Admission: $15 adults, $5 students Every year, local musicians with ties to Whidbey Island Waldorf School (WIWS) gather to perform a concert in benefit of the WIWS student music programming. This year’s gathering includes award-winning saxophonist & composer Neil Welch; singer Fumi Tagata (performing traditional Japanese music with koto accompaniment), pianists Dianne Vars and Sheila Weidendorf and other members of Island Consort, Chris Harshman, Keegan Harshman, Dyanne Harshman, Brian Kenney, Frances Kenney and Linda Morris. This concert includes works of Beethoven, Britten and Brahms.

Business After Hours Wednesday, May 14, 5:30pm-7:00pm Freeland Library Come celebrate 20 years in the current location of the Freeland Library. Enjoy an evening of delicious food, wine, conversation and door prizes. Guitar music by Keith Bowers of Trio Nouveau. Learn about the latest in downloading books, music, movies and magazines from Sno-Isle Libraries. For more information, call (360) 331-7323 or email

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group Thursday, May 8, 9:00am Freeland Library Join us for a great book discussion - call the library for this week’s title. Book-a-Librarian Thursdays, May 8, 15 & 22, 9:30am Coupeville Library Get one-on-one assistance with computing, digital devices, free library downloads, or using Sno-Isle’s catalog and databases. Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime Thursdays, May 8, 15, 22 & 29, 9:30am & 10:30am Oak Harbor Library Playtime or craft may follow. This program is for ages 3 to 5 years and a caregiver is required. Managing Water Resources in Island County Thursday, May 8, 1:00pm Freeland Library Don Lee (chairman of the Island County Water Resources Advisory Committee) and Doug Kelly (Island County hydro geologist) will provide an informal discussion on the topic of water resource management in Island County. 2nd Friday Nonfiction Book Group Friday, May 9, 10:30am Coupeville Library

Enjoy reading nonfiction? Bring a friend and join the discussion of this title. Empowering Patients for Greater Healing Friday, May 9, 12:00pm Freeland Library When a person seeks help from a health professional, this relationship can either uplift towards healing or diminish a person’s healing capacity. Join Dr. Craig Weiner, DC for this presentation to inform and inspire patients. Gadget Clinic with Joel Kennedy Saturday, May 10, 10:00am Freeland Library Drop in for help with electronic devices with Joel Kennedy & A-Tech Whidbey. Bring your laptop, camera, or eReader. Please preregister. National Wildfire Preparedness Day Saturday, May 10, 1:00pm Freeland Library Join WSU Master Gardener Don Lee to learn about fire resistant landscaping and water conservation. Other topics include firewise preparation, farm and companion animal preparation and large animal emergency supplies. Pueblo Winds - The Enduring Legacy of SouthWest Desert Rim Flutes Saturday, May 10, 2:00pm-5:30pm Coupeville Library International world flute artist and cultural storyteller Gary Stroutsos brings his new music alive through southwest desert rim flutes. Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library and held in conjunction with the Penn Cove Water Festival. Monday Morning Knitters Monday, May 12, 10:00am Oak Harbor Library Knitters of all levels welcome. Share knowledge and build skills in the supportive atmosphere of the library’s Center for Lifelong Learning. Beginners, please bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. The Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound Monday, May 12, 1:30pm-3:00pm Coupeville Library This program explores the diverse diet of the local Native American tribes, some of the foods they ate, including how they were gathered, hunted, preserved, stored and used in daily life. Presented by Rick Castellano of the Island County Historical Society. Meet the Author: Heather White Driscoll Monday, May 12, 5:30pm-7:30pm Coupeville Library Meet the author of “He Calls Me Harp,” by Heather White Driscoll. Currently a financial analyst in Boston, she grew up in Coupeville before moving to the east coast to earn a degree in American Literature & American Studies at UMASS. This is her first novel about a young teen, Harper Whitmore. Book signing to follow program. Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime Tuesdays, May 13, 20 & 27, 9:30am & 10:30am Oak Harbor Library Playtime or craft follows. This program is for children ages 24 months to 36 months. Caregiver is required. Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime Wednesdays, May 14 & 21, 9:30am & 10:30am Oak Harbor Library Playtime follows. This program is for or newborns through 24 months with a caregiver required. Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invaders Wednesday, May 14, 5:30pm-7:00pm Oak Harbor Library Learn about aquatic invasive weeds and how to prevent their spread. Artist and filmmaker Betty Bastai will present a short video titled “CLEAN

Literature & Laughter Book Group Wednesday, May 14, 6:15pm Coupeville Library Share your love of reading with this lively group. All are welcome! Polaris & Beyond Thursday, May 15, 1:30pm-3:30pm Coupeville Library Develop skills that make finding and requesting materials in the Sno-Isle Libraries catalog a breeze. Get tips to manage your requests, and learn how to use other free library resources to get the most out of your library card.

Wounded Warrior Project 5K Saturday, May 17, 8:00am Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor Admission fee: $30 The Spartyka Wounded Warrior 5k is coming to Oak Harbor with a goal to raise awareness and show support for the men and women in the U.S. Military, and raise funds for our nation’s wounded warriors. All levels of fitness and ages are encouraged. For more information, visit

Meals of Wheels Walkathon Saturday, May 17, 10:00am-1:00pm Greenbank Farm, Greenbank Sponsored by Senior Services of Island County, the goals of the Walkathon are to promote healthy lifestyles, bring the community together for a fun event, and to raise $10,000 for the Meals on Wheels program. In 2013, 29,000 meals were delivered. Money from this event will help pay for meals and their delivery to those who need them. Both the 5K (3.2 miles) and Fun Walks will be entirely off-road and well-mannered pets on leashes are welcome. Only $20 to enter and all participants receive an event t-shirt, goody bag, and other amenities. Even if you don’t participate, a $20 donation gets you a t-shirt. For more information, visit or call (360) 321-1600 x24.

Spring Shred Event Saturday, May 17, 10:00am-2:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland Time to clean out filing cabinets, garages and storage rooms. Secure disposal of personal and financial records. Sponsored by Coastal Community Bank - proceeds benefit Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island Scholarships and Grants. Minimum donation: $5 for bankers box or grocery bag, $10 for oversized box or bag.

First Annual “Kids Fair” Saturday, May 17, 2:00pm-5:00pm Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor Come out and see all the exciting youth activities Oak Harbor has to offer. For more information, contact or

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) Tickets available by contacting the WICA ticket office (360)221-8268 or (800)638-7631. Additional information at Play Read / Scene Study: Next to Normal Monday, May 12, 7:00pm Registration: $10 Pulitzer-Prize winning rock musical Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. WICA is proud to announce that Play Read / Scene Study classes now take place in the new Play Café–an intimate setting to engage with fellow theatre enthusiasts in the lobby. Enjoy snacks, beverages and good conversation. The Rural Characters Friday, May 16, 7:30pm Saturday, May 17, 7:30pm Tickets: $25 The Rural Characters are Tom Fisher, Gordy Adams, Randy Hudson, and Tom Walker with WHAT’S GOING ON

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Chicken Little And the Astrologer By Wesley Hallock

Dear Astrologer, My rent is up, my income is down and the treadmill that is my life keeps going around and around. I don’t know how I got in this mess. It’s not because I don’t work; I have two jobs that keep me running. All I want is the same thing everyone wants, which is a better life tomorrow than the one I have today. What I get is more of the same; a dull and boring routine in which I just can never get ahead. How come life is so hard? Stuck In a Rut Born December 2, 1972, at 5:29 A.M. in Bisbee, Arizona Dear Stuck In a Rut, The sad song you sing is called the Meat Loaf Mondays and Taco Tuesdays blues, and you are not the only one singing it. But the song can go on for only so long before you must ask yourself, “Am I doing something new today that I wasn’t doing yesterday?” If the answer is no, then what makes you expect different results? I could single out your Moon as the source of your angst, but really, you are caught up in a collective unrest. Humanity as a whole grows increasingly dissatisfied with its available options for living. A sense of, “life could be so much more” has many people looking beyond


Dear Astrologer, My golden retriever, Molly, just gave birth to a litter of pups! I don’t have exact birth times, but it was about 6:00 P.M. on the night of the full Moon just past. I read what you wrote about that Moon as being a lunar eclipse and a “Blood Moon.” Now I am wondering, what is the effect of astrology on animals in general and of that eclipse on Molly’s new litter? Blessed With Puppies Born April 14, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. in Freeland, Washington Dear Blessed With Puppies, Congratulations to Molly and you! All forms of life are influenced by the planets. The new pups in your life will be especially sociable, owing to their Libra rising sign and Libra Moon. Libra is a Venus ruled sign, meaning an affinity for social grace, charm and amiable ways. Harmony in the home will be very important to them, as well as constant companionship, both from humans and from other animals. The worst that could befall a double Libra dog would be to be left home alone, so plan on taking them everywhere you go or arranging for a sitter. Aries also figures in your new pups’ personalities, both from the Sun being in Aries and from Mars in the first house. They will be more assertive, thus, as well as energetic and physically active. These dogs will always be ready for a run! Aries loves pitting itself against a challenge, so expect them to be majorly competitive. Your challenge will be to keep all that energy working with you and not against you. The effect of the eclipse will be difficulty holding a focus. These will be dogs drawn to every pass-

ing attraction—not a desirable trait in a service dog, but as a family pet they will be fine.

Dear Astrologer, I am having a struggle with my conscience. I’m staying with a friend in her home while she recovers from a fall she suffered. I have taken advantage of the time together to clean and reorganize a few things about her house and eliminate some clutter. According to the principles of Chinese medicine this will hasten her recovery and improve her general health. My problem is that my friend’s belief system won’t allow me to tell her everything she needs to know about the dangers of clutter and stagnation and how it is impacting her health. Do I stay silent, or do I tell her things she may not want to hear? Not Sure Born January 16, 1944 at 10:55 A.M. in Littleton, Colorado Dear Not Sure, Anything you say, either to your friend or others, has more than ordinary impact this year because your words are backed by the transformative power of Pluto. Withholding vital knowledge is never proper, but with Pluto behind you, you are almost compelled to speak. You have the right to say what you must say, but only one time, and your friend has the right to accept or reject your message. So speak up, but you need not rush into it. The period June 7 to July 6 is much more likely for your words to be well-received. At that time, if you still feel the need to speak on this matter, do so, and then let your friend’s response be your guide. 

Dear Astrologer, I’m interested in knowing how the lunar eclipse during Pass Over affected me personally. I follow your column each week. Thank you for the personal attention you give! Astrology Fan Born December 28, 1962, at 6:55 P.M. in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Dear Astrology Fan, The Pass Over eclipse impacted your fourth house but is having minimal effect for you, since it touched no planets and missed the sensitive cusp positions of your birth chart. The fourth is the “house of happy’’ in ancient texts, so if you notice anything over the next six months, it will be an inspiration to balance and harmonize your life so as to bring happiness where happiness is lacking. The eclipse you will feel more directly is coming on October 8. The October lunar eclipse will impact your tenth cusp in Aries. No planets in your birth chart will be directly touched, but the impact should be noticeable through your cusp. You might find yourself briefly making a public appearance or achieving some milestone that you have been working toward. Mars as ruler of Aries is in great shape in your birth chart to deliver a solution to some longstanding problem, perhaps, or to resolve an old puzzle or question with a sudden new insight.

Dear Astrologer, Was just reading your May 1 column and saw the letter from someone who identified themselves as a Virgo born on April 2. Confused - Virgos aren’t born in April.  Dear Confused, Rising sign and Moon nearly always trump Sun in defining a personality. Five degrees of Virgo was rising at this person’s time and place of birth. A second Virgo trait, after love of order, is a penchant for detail. Would that be you?   

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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Sometimes it’s best not to have all the facts. As if losing an ancient Garry Oak tree at the downtown post office wasn’t enough of a shock, I am at least grateful that a fine cafe run by Cameron Morris wrapped up Downton Abbey night just hours before closing its doors for good. The party was low-keyed and most people wore everyday clothes. Some guests, however, couldn’t resist the urge to arrive in the finery of the time. They all had one thing in common: they are more than a little anxious for the return of their beloved PBS series next winter. Brenda Ackley came in an embroidered black silk suit. Her sophisticated black beaded hat topped the outfit chosen by my neighbor and friend, herself the essence of comportment. If you didn’t know, the Downton Abbey story takes place in the 1920s. Seeing her face framed by layers of iridescent black beads, it was easy to imagine her as Lady of the Manor. Other female guests came in beaded dresses, two or three men wore tuxedos and one city councilman came in his favorite kilt. Providing entertainment was Brenda Pike, a stunning woman I doubt would ever be sitting alone, crying the blues. Brenda has a master’s degree in music and once taught music classes to elementary school children. The co-owner of Wild Magnolia is the local go-to girl for her honeyed voice and charming repartee. Her husband Gerry Pike, looking dapper in a tuxedo, held her chair as their table filled up with friends. A dinner menu of roast beef, Yorkshire pudding, creamed spinach and roasted red potatoes, followed by bread pudding topped with whipped cream and a perfect slice of strawberry on top for dessert, brought out comments of “Excellent!� and murmurs of “Delightful� and “Yummy.� Chef David Burdette sliced the roast beef cooked to perfection.

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When it was over, folks lingered to compliment Burdette, Morris and the staff. It was good none of us knew Cameron’s Cafe would be given notice to move out in just three days. I think we would have betrayed our period politeness and vowed “God save Cameron’s!� It might have worked in another time and place, but doing business, especially on SE Pioneer Way, requires a strong back and nerves of steel. Bags of money and faith in a Higher Power would also help. Sad but true. One of Whidbey’s better restaurants is closed for good. We will miss it. But wait. Another favorite place to meet and eat on SE Pioneer Way is dark. Yes, Angelo’s Caffe closed when the prospective new owners did an about face and opted for taking Cameron’s space instead of the former restaurant owned by Kathy and Elfuel Collantes next to Casual House. New owners will install a pizza oven smack in the middle of what had been Cameron’s. I hope current tenants in adjoining shops like the smell of pizza with their merchandise. The shops don’t have “tops� or ceilings on them, except for the open steel framing that years ago overlooked a car dealership showroom. It’s too late for hand-wringing and “if only’s,� but may I pass along a recommendation and a warning? When we get wind of a restaurant being sold or closing down,

we ought to let landlords know we are upset. Too many pizza places? Well, thank God for that segment of the population that demands we keep pizza hot and plentiful, and at a range of prices modest households can afford. It takes a lot of cash and time to get a restaurant up and running. Sometimes they make it and some aren’t so lucky. Cameron told me of a family from Seattle that posted a review on Yelp, a restaurant critique website. Two little girls and one little boy, with their parents, enjoyed a delicious lunch in a fine dining atmosphere enhanced by pleasant service and antiques everywhere one looked. The disappointment came when the family stepped back outside to find a few cars, even fewer people and no one stopping in at the SE Pioneer Way shops in what I still call the Old Town Mall. The gentleman said something like this in his review: “I am somewhat dismayed by the lack of traffic and so few people window shopping or stopping in at the many open stores. They have a wonderful restaurant but this empty street does not bode well if the trend continues...� And so on. Yes, we do have an abundance of pizza places (I count eight in the plaid phone book), but if you love pizza and also want to keep the lights on in other restaurants, by all means, come downtown. Park your car along SE Pioneer Way and walk a block or two in this historic section. Remember, traffic is one way going east, and parking is on the north side of the street. You may not have asked for it, but it’s what you got, so let’s step in and spend our money saving other Old Pioneer Way familyowned businesses. Valle Azul Mexican Restaurant and Sweet Rice Thai Restaurant, two great examples, can seat you without waiting. If you’ve been a reader for awhile, you know how I believe in supporting SE Pioneer Way shops. The shop owners are our friends and neighbors. It cuts deeply to see them close. What are their prospects and how will they meet their bills? That’s what I meant when I said it may be a good thing to not know, to just show up one day and find a “CLOSED� sign. But we cannot pretend that lack of support by the same residents who demanded an upgraded street hasn’t hurt these businesses. What should we do? For heaven’s sake, just come downtown! I know when you do, you will be back. Ask the Natives I recently saw in the Olympic Peninsula Environmental News a reference to a Tacoma News Tribune story by Rob Carson about Washington State tribes asking for action on climate change. In short, it says tribal leaders continue to push the federal government to do more to protect them from climate change. Interesting that the Tribes are taking a leading role when the rest of us are off trying to stop coal trains and so on. Representatives of nine Washington Indian tribes told Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on April 24 that consequences of climate change are threatening their economies and cultures and that they need federal help to deal with intensifying climate-related problems. The tribes, with low-lying reservations on Washington’s ocean coast and along Puget Sound, said rising sea levels caused by global warming, ocean acidification and more severe weather patterns are endangering the natural resources on which their cultures are based. I ask you, is anyone else listening? Write to me at stilltalking2009@yahoo. com.

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Bass Fishing With Topwater Lures Hi, my name is Hawk Myczack, creator of the Cedar Basseater. I grew up fishing for the dinner table. The love of fishing stayed with me and still is a huge part of my life today. I got into bass fishing when I was around twenty. I was living on the Tennessee River below Pickwick Dam. These waters are rich in all three species of Black Bass. After joining a bass club and buying hundreds of lures, I decided to join my woodworking skills and knowledge of fishing together. I did some research and figured out what I needed to make a lure and got started. I already knew that topwater lures were the logical choice with the buoyancy of wood. I chose Western Cedar because of the straight grain and very light material. One of my goals in making my own lure was to have the end product extremely durable and capable of withstanding lots of abuse. To do that I needed to add weight, the light weight cedar was perfect. Oversized eye hooks and two coats of marine grade epoxy go into the assembly process. So, not only are the eye hooks oversized, but they are epoxied right into the wood. All of this adds weight but gives you a very good casting durable lure. The first lure was made almost thirty years ago and it is still in good shape. The first one was a popper. That was my favorite lure at the time so it seemed to be a good choice. I got the lure done and it performed as hoped. I did not catch a fish on it right away, but I will never forget the first one I did catch on it. The bass club had a tournament that morning and I pulled up to my first spot and fish were there but I could not get a bite on all of my favorite lures. I remembered my new popper and tied it on and caught one on the first cast and the second. I caught three more to give me a limit with a three plus pound kicker fish. I won the tournament and got big fish honors. It was during a tough time of year to fish, most competitors did not even catch a keeper fish. The subtle difference in the action between the wooden popper versus the plastic popper are enough to entice strikes. The buoyancy is different, especially with the bigger hardware and weight of the epoxy. I really like the way the wooden topwater lures perform. Two more topwater lures have been added over the years, the prop bait and the spook style walking bait. All lures come in standard sizes but can be custom ordered in any size. Seven inch poppers have been made as well as two inch. Give us the specifications and we will build you a lure. All lures continue to have oversized eye hooks and two coats of epoxy. All lures have a total of six coats of epoxy, paint and top coat. To top it all off, each lure comes with Mustad Triple Grip hooks. These hooks are awesome. Super sharp and they do not let go. They are Kevin VanDam’s hook of choice, only one of the greatest bass fisherman ever. So, not only are our lures very durable, they have the best hooks and hardware you can get. My personal favorite now is the Myczack Magic Minnow. All the lures catch fish great and work when the conditions are favorable. I have just grown to love the side to side action of the walking bait. It performs awesomely and has caught hundreds of fish for me. I moved to Washington state last July. I have not had the opportunity to catch a fish on one of my lures here but it is coming any day. I have heard of a few places bass are present that I am planning on trying. Some colors to entice Salmon are on the menu too. I have really enjoyed the Salmon and Trout fishing here. I have started tying some flies to compliment the hair minnows and add another item to the lineup. Visit our website, All of our lures and colors are posted there. Try a Hawk Lure and good fishing to all.


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Russell Link on Percussion and special guests The Heggenes Valley Boys featuring Joe Jeszeck and Ed Fickbohm. Proceeds from these two concerts fund WICA’s 2015 Local Artist Series, covering rental fees for four local artist groups to perform at WICA and allowing them to keep the money made from tickets sales.

Religious Services Prayer that Heals Thursday, May 15, 7:00pm-8:00pm Free online lecture Join Evan Mehlenbacher and others for this live webinar on your own computer. Chat tools allow Evan to interact with users during the broadcast. You can ask Evan questions and receive real time answers. Evan will walk participants through practical spiritual truths found in the Bible and teaching of Christian Science that empower to heal. To register, visit www. If you don’t have internet access, call or visit the Reading Room at (360) 675-0621.

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 or go to

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 server permit presented.

Galleries and Art Shows “Abstracts and Imagination” Opening Reception: Thursday, May 8, 5:00pm-7:00pm Show continues through June Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art, Langley Two Oak Harbor artists, Mike O’Connell and Lucy Johnson, will have work featured in the show along with Freeland artist Jacob Bloom. Live music every Sunday afternoon from 3:00pm5:00pm, musicians and styles vary weekly.

Meetings and Organizations Whidbey Audubon Society Thursday, May 8, 7:00pm Coupeville Recreation Hall Martha Jordan, the “Swan Lady,” shares her experiences and knowledge of the Trumpeter Swans who spend the winter in the fields of the Skagit Valley. Socializing begins at 7:00pm followed by a short meeting at 7:15pm and the program begins at 7:30pm. Visitors are very welcome. Jordan has been studying and protecting swans for more than 30 years. She has a degree in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University.

Oak Harbor Garden Club Tuesday, May 13, 9:30am-12:30pm First United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor The program, “Fun Designs Using Recycled Materials” presented by Elaine Pinkerton and several members from East Lake District Garden Clubs, begins at 11:30am. Come and get ideas for cultivating your creative spirit in the garden with re-purposed “stuff”. Fun times with fun people who love to garden. For more information, call (360) 899-5066. First United Methodist Church is located at 1050 SE Ireland St.

Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers (WIGS) Tuesday, May 13, 1:00pm-3:00pm Heller Road Fire Station #25, Oak Harbor

Joan Peters will be talking about the DAR and SAR (Daughters of the American Revolution and Sons of the American Rev). She is planning to speak about how to find a patriot; where you would want to go to find out if you have a rev war ancestor (with Military Service, Civil Service, or Material Aid) and just as important, where he or she might be lurking in a family history. Please bring your questions to see if she can help. All are welcome. Refreshments and drawings. Contact Ruth Hancock at (360) 675 4086, (360) 969-0064 or for more information.

Retired Public Employees Chapter 41 Wednesday, May 14, 11:30am Whidbey General Hospital, Meeting Room B, Coupeville Participants may like to purchase lunch at the hospital Cafe at about 11:00am for informal conversation. Food is also provided after the meeting. The speaker this month will discuss retirement investments. For further information, contact Ken Hageman, President at (360) 320-4756 or Gunda Vesque, Vice President at (360) 222-2461.

Friends of the Coupeville Library Potluck Business Meeting Thursday, May 15, 5:30pm Coupeville Library Bring a dish and a friend! Join this “can do” group for fellowship and planning for 2014. New members always welcome. For more Meetings and Organizations, visit

Classes, Seminars and Workshops Dan’s Classic Ballroom & Moonlight Dance Cruises Featured on The Price is Right, March 2012 & 2013 See website for schedules/fees (360)720-2727. Group & Private Lessons, Adults, Teens, Children, Wedding Dances, Special Events/Parties. Located just north of Oak Harbor (Dugualla Bay). Classes on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Anacortes classes meet on Wednesday evenings. 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. for details.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Saturday, May 10, 12:45pm Hayes Hall, Room 137, SVC, Oak Harbor Open to all, no late admittance. Required by local driving instructors for both driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit www.idipic. org.

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Class Friday, May 16, 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, May 17, 9:00am-5:00pm NWSA range, 886 Gun Club Rd, Oak Harbor Cost: $25, includes a book This class introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Through this course, the students will learn about pistol parts and operation, ammunition, gun safety, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities. The Basic Pistol Course will also help prepare the student for participation in other NRA courses. This class includes shooting on the NWSA Pistol Range. For questions or to register, call NRA instructor John Hellmann at (360) 675-8397 or email Additional information can be found at

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Alice Arline (Burns) Shepard was born on February 19, 1922 and passed peacefully to her Lord on April 20 (Easter Sunday), 2014. She was the middle child of three raised in Eddyville, Iowa where her older sister still lives. Her younger half-brother has also passed on. She met Burton Shepard, from a neighboring town, when he was hitching a ride to the swimming pool in town. She and her girlfriend persuaded him to join them at a watermelon party instead. They were married February 15, 1943 in Hollywood, traveled with the Navy and enjoyed more than 65 years together. Her favorite place to live was Whidbey Island. They had four daughters: Barbara Luther; Carol Gardner (deceased); Donna Martens (Bill); and Linda Sharp (Willie). Alice also leaves 7 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren; and three great, great-grandchildren. Her family was all important to her and she was truly the hub that kept it all together. Alice worked for the US Government for over 30 years as a data processor and shift supervisor. She was a great cook and made out-of-this-world pies; and was an expert needlewoman, making afghans for each of her grand-children and most of her greatgrandchildren. She and Burton enjoyed fishing, dancing, and playing cards with friends. She liked listening to “swing” or Big Band music and watching classic movies. She was an avid Mariners fan. Go Mariners! Burton and Alice moved to Warm Beach Senior Community in 2008. After he passed away in 2011 she moved into the assisted living wing. Since a fall at Christmas she has been in the nursing wing rehabbing. Everyone at Warm Beach loved her dearly because of her warmth and amazing sense of humor. They called her “Our Little Alice.” She will be greatly missed by all of us. Alice requested no formal funeral services be held. Memorials in Alice’s memory may be made to Warm Beach Senior Communities, 20420 Marine Drive, Stanwood, WA 98292. Please visit Alice’s page in the Book of Memories at www.wallinfuneralhome. com to share memories and condolences. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, WA.


Ann Louise Kennedy passed away after a long illness on April 23, 2014 at Island Hospital in Anacortes. Ann was born in Roseberry, Idaho on December 27, 1929 to William and Ruth Hasebrink.

After high school Ann married William F. Tipton. From that marriage, three children were born, Michael, Leslie, and Bradley. William died in 1961. Ann married Richard Kennedy in Elko, NV on August 25, 1962 and he became father to the Kennedy children. She worked as an Administrative Officer for Federal Civil Service at NAS Whidbey Island retiring in 1993. Ann was a long time active member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, participating as a St. Cecelia Guild Member, serving coffee and donuts after church services, and volunteering whenever asked. She was a member of the Polly Harpole Hospital Guild, volunteering in the gift shop at Whidbey General Hospital, as well as the annual Tour de Whidbey, Chili Feed and annual Card Party Luncheon. Ann also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. Ann was a member of a Book Club and several Birthday Clubs. Ann loved her God, her family and her many friends and she will be greatly missed. Ann is survived by her children Michael (Janet) Tipton, Leslie (Steven) Rawlins, Bradley (Terri) Tipton and Mike Kennedy. Also surviving are grandchildren Todd (Michelle) Adair, Janae (Deon) Midkiff, Joshua Tipton, Matthew, Alexander, and Connor Rawlins, Elizabeth (Mike) Graham, and Joshua Loudermilk. She was preceded in death by her husbands William Tipton and Richard Kennedy, daughter Allison Kennedy, her parents, a sister, Dorothy Jackson and brother, Robert Walker.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, April 30 at 10:00 am at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Rev. Paul Pluth, JCL presiding. Interment followed at Maple Leaf Cemetery. The family suggests memorial to Habitat for Humanity. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home. Memories and condolences may be shared in Ann’s Book of Memories on the funeral home website at

Robert Ross Nelson

Robert Ross Nelson was born in Portland, OR on July 11, 1936. He passed away peacefully at his home in Oak Harbor on April 24, 2014. He was born to Donald O. and Helen Ross Nelson. His father was an engineer on Grand Coulee Dam when he was born. The family moved later to Enumclaw, WA and then to Long Beach, CA where his father worked at the Navy shipyards. Robert lost his mother at the age 2 and his father when he was 5 and he went to live with his maternal grandmother, Mabel Ross, in Portland, OR. At the age of 15, Robert was a freshman at Lincoln High School in Portland, OR when his grandmother died and this time he went to live with his older sister and her husband at Camp Pendleton, CA. He attended Elsinor High School and then the family moved back to Silverton, Oregon, where he finished high school. Robert graduated from Linfield College in Oregon in 1958 and was married to Beverly Clark on July 12, 1958 in Great Falls, Montana. He began his professional career as a social worker, working in John Day, Oregon. He also taught history and social studies at Triangle Lake Middle School and Arlington High School in Oregon. Completing graduate work at Portland State University, he moved to Monroe, WA and was a social worker at the Washington State Reformatory. Transferring to DSHS in Kent, WA and then to Everett, where he was assigned for the next 21 years, he worked in all divisions of DSHS and for many years in foster home placement, Children’s Protective Services, adoption and job training. He always loved working with people and helped so many in need. Robert retired in 1995 and he and Beverly moved to Sequim in 1998, remaining there for eight years. While in Sequim, he had a ministry to shut-ins, nursing home residents, and members of his church who were homebound. For the past 8 years, Robert and Bev have been residents of Oak Harbor. He had failing health and memory loss in the last few years and on April 15, 2014, suffered a massive stroke from which he never recovered. Robert was a loving father and husband and loved his Lord Jesus. He was always happy and never complained and always had a great sense of humor. He was a member of the Church on the Rock in Oak Harbor. He was promoted to glory and he “shall always be with the Lord’. (I Thess.4:17). Robert is survived by his wife of 55 years, Bev; sons: Raymond Robert Nelson and wife Maxine and children Brianna, Joshua and Jacob Nelson of New Zealand; son Clark J. Nelson and wife Dawn and children, Hope and Haley Nelson of Everett, WA and Eric Nelson of Seattle. One sister Barbara Hartley of Mt. Angel, OR, nephews and nieces: Don Hartley, Doug Hartley, Stuart Hartley and Carol Hartley and family, all of Oregon also survive. He also leaves very close friends, Lowell and Kathy Braaten of Monroe, WA and Rick and Carol Webber of Snohomish, WA. His family wishes to thank Whidbey General Hospital and the Home Health Staff, North Whidbey Therapy and Hospice of the Northwest for all the wonderful care given to him and his caregiver, Robert Dow, for such excellent care. Memorials may be made to the Senior Services of Island County. A Celebration of Life will be held at Church on the Rock, Oak Harbor, Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 1:00pm with Pastor Jim Deininger officiating. Family graveside services were held at Sunnyside Cemetery, Coupeville, WA. Arrangements are entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, WA. Friends and family are encouraged to visit Robert’s page in the Book of Memories at to share memories and condolences.

THURSDAY, April 24 8:29am, Bailey Rd. Reporting approximately between 6:30 and 7 am this morning, saw a baby bear standing in the middle of the road. Didn’t see the mother around. Caller left the area and stopped in at 10am to make the call. FRIDAY, April 25 11:03am, Evenstar Ln. Dogs at location bark all day. States ongoing problem. Wants to start a petition to ban all dogs on the island. 3:27pm, Main St. Says a male subject located behind the building towards Ace Hardware is lying down with pants down and playing with himself. Now just making weird noises. 4:46pm, Main St. Same male is now completely naked. White male, 6’-0”, husky build, short hair. 10:47pm, West Beach Rd. Caller advising someone on Channel 4 just flashed her on the TV. For information only, no contact needed. SATURDAY, April 26 4:33pm, NW Fairhaven Dr. Female caller says her husband is crazy and she is Japanese. No alcohol or weapons. SUNDAY, April 27 9:21am, SE Pioneer Way RDC on the line, had male asking for ICOM and officer. When transferred he stated “F*** all of you all” and disconnected. 11:13am, SE Pioneer Way Caller advising called the 4 Season in Seattle to speak with “Magic” Johnson who he is friends with. Was told he was trespassed from the hotel, which he was not. Would like assistance with this. Wants specific officer but was informed he was not on duty. 2:02pm, SE Pioneer Way Male advising we need to quit demonizing the L.A. Clippers. This is an alleged phone call from his majesty the King of Monaco, the most powerful man in the world. MONDAY, April 28 1:54pm, SE Pioneer Way Requesting contact referencing has a package on site that someone tried to mail marijuana in. 5:06pm, S Lake Grove Rd. States 3 odd things have occurred. Gate opened and goats let out, phone message left that was a bird call or animal noise, and found magazine insert in her front door. 6:50pm, SE Pioneer Way Advising he is the majesty the King of Monaco and has left a message about a serial killer out of Australia. May be associated with notorious hacker, both are KBG using cyber tactics to kill people. 7:36pm, SE Bayshore Dr. Caller is calling from the coin phone at location. Says he is the King of Monaco and was talking about how the CIA and other agencies are out to get him and he fears for his life. Is afraid to go back to his room. 8:17pm, N Oak Harbor St. Reporting kids racing on a lawn mower. Teenagers going in circles. Another caller calling from N Oak Harbor St. complaining about the lawn.

8:35pm, Fish Rd. Medical alarm from base station. Subject advised she has a broken heart and she is distressed. Requesting medical response. TUESDAY, April 29 10:16am, SW 24th Ave. Reports a verbal dispute with her daughter. Arguing with the caller, wants law enforcement to respond. No weapons, no alcohol on caller. Caller says probably on daughter. 10:50am, SW 24th Ave. Caller has questions. After the verbal domestic this morning, daughter turned the breaker off and has locked the bedroom so she can not get in to turn on the electricity. Requesting a phone call. 1:29pm, SE Regatta Dr. Caller advising her neighbor opened her apartment door without knocking this morning, threw in a pair of ear plugs and said “Here you go, b**ch.” Caller advising this is because of multiple noise complaints she’s made about the neighbors music. Requesting contact at location. 2:27pm, SW 24th Ave. Caller wants to know what’s going on with her power being shut off and why a known registered sex offender has a kid. 3:58pm, SE Bayshore Dr. Caller advising of 4 male juveniles inside a fort on the beach. States she overheard one say “this will be my first time” and they all went inside. Advising it’s been reinforced so much you can’t see inside anymore and doesn’t know what they’re doing. Lots of fort activity lately. 7:30pm, SE Bayshore Dr. Reporting fort she reported earlier today is back up again. 2 males inside. 11:00pm, Schay Rd. Caller advising he saw a UFO flying over North Whidbey about 30 minutes ago. Caller was given phone number to FAA. Wanted ICSO to know for info as well. WEDNESDAY, April 30 9:29am, SW Erie St. Parked next to brown SUV. Requesting welfare check of male. Passenger door open, male nude and appears passed out. Parked near center of the parking lot. 10:13am, SR 20 Suspicious male came up to ferry workers saying he is the King of Monaco, asked for USCG escort. He told caller he is traveling incognito. In the waiting room or outside. 11:00am, NE Midway Blvd. Reports a strange man lying on the ground, no shirt & barefoot, at end of building in parking lot near suite 106, the driving school. White male with tattoos. 3:40pm, SR 20 Caller requesting call referencing he had a confrontation with a male over some free items the business is giving away. Had argument over who was there first. Told caller he called 911. 4:36pm, SE Bayshore Dr. Reporting male at the bus barn across the street just pulled down his pants and defecated in the parking lot. Male sitting on a bench at the bus barn property. THURSDAY, May 1 11:09am, NW Lanyard Loop Wants to know if he can have a hedgehog for a pet. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

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9am to 1pm, Sunday, May 11th Breakfast Salad $8.50 whole/$6.50 half Spinach, cinnamon toast croutons, candied pecans, bacon, dried cherries, sunny side up egg and maple vinaigrette Quiche $9.95 Smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers and dill or Fresh Asparagus, Gruyere and pinenuts with organic greens and classic vinaigrette CafĂŠ Combo Plate $10 Potato Latke, two eggs, Two slices Fletcher’s bacon and toast Vanilla Bean Custard French Toast $9.50 Butter & maple syrup or Strawberries and cream Sides Two Latkes with sour cream and applesauce $5.95 Four pieces Fletcher’s Bacon $4.95 #BOTIFF5PBTU+BNt4DPOFT Mimosa-Prosecco and orange juice $6.75 Reservations recommended 360-678-1288

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reAL estAte/rentALs MOVE-IN SPECIAL. $400 off the first month’s rent with a qualifying 12-month lease agreement. Rents are $795 for 2-bedroom; $810 for 3-bedroom with attached single car garages. $90 utilities cover water, sewer and garbage. Pets are accepted at an additional $35 per month pet rent. Call GO Realty at (360)679-4646. 2 bedroom apartment 5 minutes from Charles Porter gate. Very private country setting. Pets negotiable, no smoking inside. $850 per month includes WSG and electricity. First/ last and $650 deposit. (360)672-0275 (0)

AUto/PArts For sALe 1984 Camaro Z28 132,000 original miles, repainted, new motor, clutch, trans, rear-end, tires, seats, carpet, glass. Asking $14K. (360)929-5866 Pair of Husky Front SUV heavyduty Floor Mats. $25 or best offer. Photos available. Call (360)678-1167.

Whole body fender set for Suzuki 230 quad runner, orange, $125 cash only; Men’s ATV riding boots, size 11, used twice, like new, black, name brand Thor, $75 cash only. (360)3413214 for info. (0) For Jeep Wrangler: Exhaust headers, stainless steel, # 33007075, 4.0 6-cylinder. Cash only, $100. (360)341-3214 (0) 2 welding jackets, one is size medium brand-name weldas, 1 is size large name brand weldmark. $40 each, cash only. (360)341-3214 (0) 4 studded tires for a Honda CRV. Used one season. Mounted on rims, $150. Cash only. (360)341-3214 (0) Jeep Wrangler 1/2 black denim soft top, $50 cash only. (360)341-3214 (0)

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Relay for Life Yard Sale Fundraiser, Saturday, May 17, 10:00am-2:00pm. OHSD District Office, Oak Harbor. Garage sale: Sat, May 17, 9am-2pm. 1164 W. Crosswoods Circle Oak Harbor. Oak Harbor Kiwanis 11th Annual Beachcombers Bazaar, Saturday, July 12, from 9am-3pm, Windjammer Park. Antique, Craft and Yard Sale! Spaces available. Antique Dealers, Craft Vendors, Garage Sale Vendors, Service Clubs, Food Vendors. Contact Harry Turner: (360)679-3799 fang6_5@msn. com.

AnnoUnCeMents Medical Marijuana patients unite; If you need assistance, advice, etc. please contact at 420patientnetworking@gmail. com. Local Whidbey Island help. If you or someone you know has been a victim of Homicide, Burglary, Robbery, Assault, Identity Theft, Fraud, Human Trafficking, Home Invasion and other crimes not listed. Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims has Advocates ready to help. Please call (800)3467555. 24hr Crisis Line. Free Service.

ride shAre/VAn PooL Wanted: Riders for our existing Island Transit vanpool that commutes to First Hill area in Seattle. We are on the 6am ferry going in and leave downtown around 3:30pm with plan to be on 4:30pm ferry home. M-F. Contact Sarah (360)331-5594.

VoLUnteer serViCes Local Whidbey radio ~ LISTEN IN at ~ ~ KWPA Whidbey AIR Public Radio local music, hosts, recorded events and popular music of all genres. Whidbey AIR is all volunteer hosts, engineers, board 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 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: (5.34) Prima Bistro is looking for a full time dishwasher/prep cook, must be at least 18, experience preferred. Apply any day after 11:30 in person at Prima Bistro, 201 1/2 1st St (upstairs above the Star Store), Langley (6.03) Fun, family-owned restaurant, looking for professional and experienced servers and bussers. Must be 18 years of age. Previous experience required. Please apply in person 701 N. Main Street, Coupeville. (6.15) Peoples Bank is seeking a parttime Financial Services Representative for our office in Oak Harbor. Highly motivated people with a desire to sell banking products and services while providing superior customer service will be the successful applicants. Peoples Bank offers a comprehensive benefit package and opportunity for advancement. Interested individuals may apply at any branch office or send their resume’ to Human Resources Director, 3100 Woburn Street, Bellingham,

WA 98226 or email human. resources@peoplesbank-wa. com. (6.19) Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF) seeks a part time Animal Care Technician to help operate the WAIF animal shelters. No phone calls, please. For details and to apply, please visit: jobs/’ P/T Servers: The Braeburn in Langley is looking for experienced servers to join our team before our busy summer season is upon is! Must be 21+ with prior serving experience, valid food handlers card and MAST permit, and must love the morning (or be very good at pretending you do)!! Please apply in person at 197 D. Second St. Langley, between 8am-3pm, 7 days a week. We want to meet you! (6.19) P/T Line Cooks: The Braeburn in Langley is looking for 2 experienced line cooks for our busy summer season (and beyond potentially). Must be 18+, have current food handlers card, and preferably have previous professional kitchen experience. Please come apply in person at 197 D. Second St. in Langley between the hours of 8am-3pm, 7 days a week. (6.19)

Lessons Looking for guitar students. All ages welcome, all styles and genre taught. From beginner to advanced, one-on-one lessons. Please call Scott for more info, (360)675-5470.

CLothing/ACCessories One pair of Red Wing 8-inch water resistant work boots. New, still in box. Size 9E. Retail

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eLeCtroniCs Numark stereo tape deck, $50; Teac AN80 noise reduction unit,$50; Dak 1 variable frequency noise reduction unit, $100; computer memory model 4000xr - frequency equalizer real time spectrum analyzer, $50; Pioneer dual cassette player - CT1270wr, $10. Pat (360)341-6473 (0) Samsung 55” LED Plasma TV, $495, like new. Call Gloria or Mark after 11 AM. (360)675786. Must pick up Oak Harbor. (1)

hoMe FUrnishings 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 condi-

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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 Cedar chips, $10 per yard; Butterfly Bush and Forsythia, gallon containers, will bloom next year, $4 each. (360)6787591 (0)

MisCeLLAneoUs 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. 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.

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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 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. Canon PC-6 RE copier, $20; Jason telescope with stand model #311, $25; older wood stove, $50; Singer sewing machine in cabinet, $50. Pat (360)341-6473 (0) Outdoor Grill, $100 and upright vacuum, $50. Both like new, used very little. (360)221-8227 (0)

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. 2 Lowe Alpine Walkabout backpacks, 2100 cu. in. Brand new, $80; used, $45. (360)678-2207 Used bicycles in good condition, big and small. $25 to $45 each. (360)341-5894 (0) EOTech Holographic Weapons Sight. Brand new in box. Model 555.A65. Sells for $459, asking $250. Genuine article. (360)221-7529 (1)

AniMALs/sUPPLies Feeder Hay for Sale - Dry, stored in barn. $5 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 Chain link dog kennel with cover for the sun. Height 4-feet, width 3-feet, $80 cash only. (360)341-3214 (0) Tack for Sale: English, Western, Trail, and Show saddles. Equipment includes poles, jumps, barrels, feeders, books, and riding clothes. Call for more information and an appointment to see. (360)678-4124 (1)

WAnted Drummer needed for Spellbound, a rock band with orig. material. Practice once/week in Oak Harbor. Must have good gear, experience and great meter. Will work on new CD. We have lots of experience, great gear and fully equipped recording studio. Contact Rich or Scott at (360)675-5470 or (0)

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