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Moratorium on executions reopens wounds Serial killer victim’s mother: It seems governor is siding with Yates over daughter By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter
If Shawn Johnson were alive today, she would be looking forward to the birth of her twin granddaughters in about two weeks. This promise of new life, however, helps to ease the pain of her absence for Johnson’s mother, Margaret Dettman. The retired, 72-year-old woman lives in an Oak Harbor trailer park with her other daughter and son-in-law and tries to focus on the good in life while she lets go of the hurt and anger. That task became more difficult, she said, when Gov. Jay Inslee announced this week that he was placing a moratorium on executions, which will prevent any death sentences from being carried out while he remains in office. DETTMAN SAID she was aghast by the governor’s decision. It forces her to once again consider the man who murdered her daughter and at least 14 other people. Serial killer Robert Yates, who happens to be an Oak Harbor High School graduate, sits on death row and is awaiting his fate as his latest appeal makes its way through federal court. Dettman said Yates doesn’t deserve a reprieve. “I want to forgive him. I want to,” Dettman said. “God says you are supposed to forgive. But I don’t know. I The Spokesman-Review photo just can’t.” ROBERT YATES
PIERCE COUNTY Prosecutor Mark Lindquist, whose office sent Yates to death row, said Inslee’s action may not affect Yates’ case after all. He said the case will likely remain tied up in appellate litigation until after Inslee leaves office. “Because the appeals process is so absurdly lengthy, Robert
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Oak Harbor resident Margaret Dettman holds a photo of her daughter, Shawn Johnson. The photo was taken just a couple of months before she was murdered by serial killer Robert Yates. Yates may never land on this governor’s desk,” he said. Dettman is skeptical and worries that “some fluke” will someday lead to Yates being released. She said it feels like the governor is siding with Yates over her daughter and the other
young victims. “She wasn’t a bad girl,” she said. “She was just a girl who was stupid and lost.” SEE A MOTHER’S GRIEF, A16
County department heads differ on impact of re-adding Friday hours By JANIS REID Staff reporter
Several Island County department heads say that they can open to the public on Fridays with little to no financial implications. However, others claim the answer may not be that simple. During a recent roundtable discussion of department heads, several said that they
would have the ability to open immediately without additional expenses or staffing. In general the larger, better-staffed departments could easily open on Fridays, although some leaders still have concerns. The smaller offices would struggle, they said, for lack of staffing After deep budget cuts, Island County commissioners decided to close county offices
Fridays in December 2009 to give employees extra time to finish work. Reduced hours for the departments, including planning, public health, auditor and others is particularly troublesome for real estate brokers and builders who experience a domino effect of delays as the result of an unissued permit. Mary Engle, Island County assessor,
said that, while she would need a part-time employee to be bumped up to full-time in order to fully function five days a week, she is willing to staff the window herself on Fridays if the commissioners reverse the 2009 policy. “I’ve never been against opening on Fridays,” Engle said. “Half of my staff is SEE HOURS, A16
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Man accused of filing fake divorce papers By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter
A Navy man is facing a felony charge for allegedly trying to file fraudulent divorce paperwork in Island County Superior Court earlier this year, according to court documents. Thomas Mayhew, 34, allegedly forged his wife’s and a judge’s signatures on the documents because he wanted to marry his girlfriend in Las Vegas, Nev., the police report alleges. Prosecutors charged Mayhew Feb. 7 with one count of offering false instrument for filing or record and one count of forgery. An employee at the Island County Clerk’s Office reportedly noticed irregularities when Mayhew submitted a divorce decree and a parenting plan to be filed. Debra Van Pelt, the county clerk, looked
at the paperwork and also saw discrepancies. The judge’s signature appeared to be forged; in fact, it appeared that he had signed Van Pelt’s name as a judge, according to the police report. Mayhew’s wife confirmed for investigators that her name was forged, according to the police report. She said she was shocked that he tried to file divorce paperwork. The wife found a wedding invitation in his truck that showed he was planning to get married in Las Vegas that week, the police report states. In a statement to the police, Mayhew allegedly admitted to forging the signatures; he claimed he panicked and didn’t want to lose his girlfriend, but felt his wife wouldn’t agree to a divorce, the report states.
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Navy to conduct high alert exercise beginning Tuesday
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A longtime Whidbey Island resident fell sick at the Island County jail and died at the hospital Sunday, Jan. 26. Gregory McBride, 56, was remanded to the jail in Coupeville from district court on a driving while license suspended case Jan. 22, according to Undersheriff Kelly Mauck. McBride fell sick while in the jail. Mauck said the jail staff was checking on him regularly because he had diarrhea, but then he was unresponsive on Sunday. Jail staff called for an ambulance. McBride was transported to Whidbey General Hospital and died the same day. Island County Coroner Robert Bishop said McBride’s cause of death was cirrhosis of the liver. “The two main causes of cirrhosis are alcohol abuse and viral infection,” he said. “They cause almost all fatal cirrhosis cases.” North Whidbey resident Raymond Sullivan said he was surprised to hear about his friend’s death. He said
Operation may cause traffic delays, base gate closures By JANIS REID Staff reporter
Starting Tuesday, an unauthorized people may attempt to enter Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, and the Navy is planning to be ready for them. The Navy’s annual Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield, conducted at NAS Whidbey Feb. 18-28, is a series of readiness exercises conducted at Navy bases across the United States. The exercises are designed to ensure that the base is ready to respond to threats. “These events occur simultaneously and will stress different areas of the Navy’s anti-terrorism program to enhance the readiness of Naval Security Force personnel to respond to real-world threats,” said Mike Welding, NAS Whidbey Island public affairs officer. While the exercises are expected to have minimal effect on the civilian population, there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around bases or delays in base access. Area residents may see or hear increased security activity associated with the exercise, according to a news release issued by the base. “We have planned the exercises so as not to impact peak traffic periods and should only cause minimal impacts to the community,” Welding
The Washington State patrol team prepares to conduct an entry during a barricaded hostage scenario in last year’s exercise. said. “However, throughout the exercise period we will respond to scenarios that may drive us to alter the security posture, including temporary closures of the gates.” The exercise can include waterfront operations, active shooters and personnel attempting to gain unauthorized base access, Welding said. However, it is Navy policy not to discuss specifics of force protection measures, including exercises. The details of this exercise are not released in order to safeguard sailors and their families, Navy personnel, base visitors, installations and equipment, Welding said. The increase in security
can be anticipated at all Navy installations for the duration of the exercise, although the dates are staggered for each installation’s exercise. “The goal of this year’s Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield is to drive decision making at all levels of command through immediate analysis, fusion and enunciation of threat indicators and warnings,” said Joseph Goldsberry, lead exercise planner for Naval District Washington, D.C. “We will test and assess our pre-emptive and defense in depth measures based upon a variety of threats across the region.” “The protection of our personnel, mission and critical infrastructure has always
he knew McBride for about 30 years. They used to “run together,” but their paths diverged about 20 years ago. Still, they remained friends. “He was really talented, really sweet, he could be ver y compassionate,” Sullivan said. McBride graduated from Oak Harbor High School, he said, and owned a “ripping business” for some time. But McBride’s problems with substance abuse were no secret, Sullivan said. McBride had a history of drug-related offenses. “He wasn’t a bad person,” Sullivan said. “He was caught up in something and couldn’t get away from it.” North Whidbey resident Becky Spraitzar said McBride and his longtime girlfriend were squatting on her property. She said she was saddened to hear of his passing and wonders what to do with the possessions he left behind. Sullivan said he happened to see McBride just before he died. He said McBride was obviously ill and looked like a shadow of his former self.
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been our primary goal,” said Goldsberry. “This year, we are also concentrating on the recovery phase of operations.” Goldsberry said that the teams will be looking for ways to utilize all security and emergency resources in a crisis faster and more efficiently. “As in exercises past, after this exercise we will collect lessons learned from our staff,” Goldsberry said. “We will use these lessons learned to build upon.” The Navy recommends that those working on base familiarize themselves with their command or tenant command anti-terrorism plan to better know what to expect during the exercise.
Bill considers military service for college credit Wednesday the Senate passed Senate Bill 5969 that requires public higher education institutions to adopt policies that will give academic credit for applicable military training. This bill will give support to veterans in accomplishing their post-secondary goals and increase employment opportunities. Currently veterans between the ages of 18 and 24 have a 21.4 percent unemployment rate. It is estimated that more than 13,000 veterans will move to Washington State after military service.
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Love remains strong through Pearl Harbor and beyond By RON NEWBERRY
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f all the ornaments in M a r t h a Martin’s home, there’s one that holds dear sentimental value. Protected in a glass casing is an empty bottle of perfume with a tiny cloth bouquet of flowers still attached. Although neither emit a fragrance, they evoke powerful memories. “He was very big on giving gifts,” Martin said, referring to the man sitting across the room from her bearing a
large grin. “The first one he gave me was a perfume bottle in the shape of a bride. She’s still holding her little bouquet. I think he had his eye on me.” Bill Martin’s eyes were glued to Martha the first time he saw her at a Thanksgiving dance near San Diego, Calif., in 1939. A month later, he gave her the brideshaped perfume bottle as a Christmas gift and symbolic gesture to foreshadow events to come. “I was romancing her,” he said. Coincidentally, it would take a third holiday five years
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“We’ve really had a good time. We’ve had an excellent marriage. We determined, to start with, we would be there for each other. Everyone else was second, including our children. “ Martha Martin Diego. But Bill was no slouch in dance shoes himself and was an even more accomplished drummer who also played professionally in night spots. Four months after they met, they danced together at fraternal clubs all over town. “I was underage,” Martha said. “My mother always went with us to tie his tux tie.” Bill and Martha were engaged to be married when
he was transferred to the USS Tennessee and wound up at Pearl Harbor. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, leading to the deaths of more than 2,300 Americans, it would take days before Martha got a postcard informing her of her fiance’s fate. “’I am all right,’” she said, recalling how the postcard began. The USS Tennessee escaped major damage, while
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the battleship beside it, the USS West Virginia, was sunk. Bill doesn’t remember many details about the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec. 7, 1941 but recalls a vivid account of helping patients to the hospital only to hear the loud “boom, boom, boom” coming from a nearby battleship into the night sky. “We were right out in the open,” he said. “It was so easy to see everything.” After also serving with the Second Marines in the South Pacific, Bill left military service and began a civil service career with the Contra Costa County health department until retirement. The Martins started a family and eventually resumed their passion for performing. In the late 1940s, the Martins started a youth drum corps and junior drill team known as the Martinettes. It performed in parades all over Northern California with the drum corps winning nine California state championships and the drill team taking several state titles. Their daughter, Gennie Martin, who now lives in Langley, wound up being one of the original Raiderettes for the Oakland Raiders. Ultimately, the Martinettes disbanded and evolved into the Concord, Calif.-based Blue Devils, who’ve won 15 world titles and exist to this day. It wasn’t until 1976 when Bill and Martha chose Langley as their retirement destination, recalling the comfortable cool climate they enjoyed during fishing vacations in prior years. But they hardly retired. Bill and Martha served as travel guides for a Bellevue-based company. They planned trips for dollcollecting enthusiasts, scouting locations in Europe first themselves before taking groups on exquisite trips to mansions, museums and fac-
tories to learn history, meet famous artists and see rare collections. They figure they visited Europe 50 times. “The secret to a long marriage is to keep busy,” Martha said. “And keep things interesting.” They rarely slowed down. On Whidbey Island in 1980, they formed a musical group of senior citizens called the Roadr unners with Bill on drums and Martha on key-
boards. They played at various venues, including Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. “We were instrumental in raising money for the senior center in Oak Harbor,” Martha said. “We kept on until people started dying off.” “We stopped about 20 years ago.” But that beat didn’t stop. Bill kept teaching drum lessons to students from across the island in a studio behind their garage until he was 90. Martha likes to make dolls, something she started in the 1970s. “I found I could sculpt a good likeness of our first grandson,” she said. “That’s how it started.” She pointed to a doll on a mantle she made that she calls “Mr. Old Timer,” which draws a laugh from her husband. There’s another nearby she calls “Sonny the Rhinestone Cowboy,” which
earned a first-place ribbon a t a Washington State Grange event last year. With age, they’ve slowed down but still try to keep busy. They’re happy to have both children, Gennie and Terry, also living nearby in Langley. But mostly they’re just grateful to have had each other all these years. “We’ve really had a good time,” Martha said. “We’ve had an excellent marriage. We determined, to start with, we would be there for each other. Everyone else was second, including our children. “A lot of married people break up when their children leave because they don’t know what to do. We don’t have that problem.”
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Ignoring arrests flies in face of transparent judicial system in U.S. PUBLISHER’S COLUMN
By KEVEN R. GRAVES
Two recent articles drew some particularly emotional reactions from some readers. The first was a Jan. 28 article about the arrest of Coupeville deputy marshal Hodges Gowdey III. Gowdey, 44, was charged with unlawful imprisonment and witness tampering in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred in 2007. Gowdey was ordered held in lieu of $30,000 bail and put on administrative leave. The second story was about a police officer candidate and former firefighter Dylan G. Jefferies, who reportedly failed a lie detector test required for the position and allegedly admitted to having child pornography on his home computer. That article appeared in Wednesday’s Whidbey News-Times. Friends and supporters of each man went on the attack, accusing the newspaper of convicting each man in the court of public opinion. Talk about shooting the messenger. Both articles were clear that the allegations against the suspects are just that — allegations, meaning they are yet to be proven in court. However, charges were filed against both men, and the cases for those charges laid out in detail out by the investigating agencies. The fact that both men held positions of public trust — police officer and firefighter means society and the courts hold them to a higher standard than the average citizen. In the articles, the newspaper offered absolutely no observations about either man’s innocence or guilt. Rather, they presented the information obtained from court documents — that’s the information investigating agencies rely on when taking cases before a judge. The appearance in court by Gowdey and Jefferies is the beginning of what may be a long and detailed legal process, one in which this country has placed great faith and trust. Nearly all Superior Court proceedings, particularly in criminal cases, are open to the public, and court documents are available for any citizen to review. The judicial system in the United States is open for a reason. Transparency ensures not only that everyone receives a fair trial, but also that justice is properly served. Will Gowdey and Jefferies receive a fair trial? I believe they will. Both men will have representation and have the legal right to trials by jury or judge, if the cases get to that stage. Suggesting that the local newspaper should ignore the arrest of Gowdey and Jefferies is in contradiction with a judicial system that functions well because of its transparency. I believe the public deserves and wants to know what is happening in its courtrooms.
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Wait until the trial before reporting story Editor, Try this on for size … before you crucify and find someone guilty in your pathetic, small town extreme left liberal rag, actually let the person go to trial and then report on the facts. You have no idea what this story entails, and yet you attempt to ruin a young man’s reputation forever? Guilty until proven innocent? If viewing pornography is illegal and immediately subjects any person to immediate search and seizure, then local police, the FBI, DHS and Smokey the Bear need to seize and search each and every computer worldwide. I, of course, would never advocate someone purposely viewing immoral depictions of minors. We all know that is abhorrent and illegal as does the 99 percent of the population. Do you know if the computer you
use is “clean”? Has your son, daughter, friend of a son, friend of a daughter used your computer? Has your friend used your computer? A neighbor used your computer? A hacker used your computer? Have you ever downloaded music, pictures of family, performed an Internet search and accidentally clicked on the wrong link and, voila, all kinds of decadent crap pops up in your face? You see, you and the liberal media are what is wrong with this country. It starts with the demon Obama and lands on you. I for one will never, ever buy another single paper and I will openly discourage anyone else that I know to never purchase your rag. I know a lot, and I mean a lot, of people. Pat Riotes Oak Harbor
Citizens shouldn’t have to pay for bones fiasco Editor, I just finished reading the article in the Whidbey News-Times about who’s
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going to pay $3.4 million to lawyers and archeologists for playing with bones found along Pioneer Way. Property owners, naturally. But, I believe this is a nonexistent problem hatched by lawyers and the Oak Harbor City Council to squeeze more money out of taxpayers. Let me explain. Whidbey Island has been around for millions of years and for a good portion of that time, the island was inhabited by Native Americans or Asians who came here through Alaska. For a million years, people died and were buried on this small island, so doesn’t it stand to reason that bodies are possibly buried everywhere on Whidbey? Does this give any tribe the right to claim the whole island as a sacred burial ground? The bones could belong to anyone and could have been buried there at any time. These bones have no connection to anyone living today so why the big fuss? Paying lawyers and archeologists millions to prove otherwise is just stupid and irresponsible. Oak Harbor City Council says it will be for only three years, but when the SEE MORE LETTERS, A7
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GUEST COLUMNIST Inslee may set stage for longterm halt on executions THE PETRI DISH
By JERRY CORNFIELD Jay Inslee endorsed the death penalty for his entire political career. But once the Democrat became governor and got his finger on the switch, he realized he couldn’t push it. He pronounced Tuesday that no deathrow inmate would be executed on his watch. “This is a hard decision given what this means to everybody in our state,” he said. “I’m at peace with it. I’m comfortable that this is the right decision.” He did not commute the sentences of the nine inmates now on death row; he’s given them a reprieve during his time in office and a future governor still could authorize their execution. And Inslee didn’t propose erasing the death penalty law voters tried to put in place and lawmakers eventually did 33 years ago. He’s left that task to others. Still, will Washington ever conduct an execution again? Maybe not.
With its long winning streak in gubernatorial races, Democratic Party leaders are confident Inslee can capture a second term in 2016 when the death penalty will certainly be a campaign issue. If this happens, executions would be on hold until 2020. Any Democratic candidate looking to succeed Inslee at that point would be hard-pressed to publicly reject the approach of the party’s reigning incumbent. Turns out one prominent Democrat who might consider running already knows he doesn’t want to do executions either. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Tuesday he agreed with the governor’s rationale for pushing the pause button on executing death row inmates by lethal injection or hanging. He declined to elaborate Tuesday. But his opinions on the death penalty aren’t a secret. They came into sharp focus in the 2012 campaign for attorney general when Ferguson made clear he opposed the law but would uphold the state’s right to impose capital punishment. He implied in a March 2012 statement to Washington State Wire it included conducting executions in some cases. “I have long been a supporter of the men and women who risk their lives to protect our com-
munities, and should a tragedy occur on my watch where an officer is killed in the line of duty, I will use every legal tool available under law, including capital punishment as appropriate.” In that campaign, opponents questioned that resolve by citing comments he made to a student law journal in 1993 after he worked on a case for the Arizona Capital Representation Project. His efforts as a researcher in the appeals case for a cop-killer on death row resulted in the inmate gaining legal representation. Ferguson told the magazine: “The reason I went to law school was to work against the death penalty. I see absolutely no justification or support for executing people. But after this experience I came away feeling almost radicalized against the death penalty.” Fast forward, and Ferguson finds himself deeply involved in defending the state’s death penalty law. Inslee’s decision may make it possible for Ferguson to be less so as it turns out neither one of them is interested in seeing executions proceed. Political reporter Jerry Cornfield’s blog, The Petri Dish, is at www.heraldnet.com Contact him at 360-352-8623 or jcornfield@heraldnet. com
MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR CONTINUED FROM A6 water purification plant becomes a reality and we go through all this again, it will be more like 30 years of additional taxes. Just like Obama, this mayor and council have a problem telling taxpayers the truth about anything. At the current rate of spending, Oak Harbor will be financially bankrupt in five years; we’re are pretty close to being morally bankrupt now. Dick Ays Oak Harbor
Let public officials pay for own mistakes
Editor, I’m frustrated that our elected officials keep screwing up then making us, the taxpayers, pay for their mistakes. Example — the tunnel project in Seattle and the Highway 520 bridge/Interstate 90 interchange. Lawmakers want to raise the gas
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tax 10 cents to 20 cents per gallon to pay for it. I don’t use it and shouldn’t have to pay every time I get gas. Put a toll on it, then if I use it I will pay. Now for my real point. The former mayor of Oak Harbor ignored warnings about human remains under Pioneer Way and went ahead with the project anyway. Now, the city is raising our util-
ity bill to pay for a lawsuit brought against the city. Let the elected official, whomever it may be, pay for his or her mistake. The Fourth of July parade can’t use Pioneer Way anymore because they made it too narrow. From what I understand none of the merchants wanted the street converted to one-way anyway. Randy McClaskey Oak Harbor
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SUPER BOWLERS Sports editor
Hoping to add another tale to its legend, the Oak Harbor High School bowling team begins defense of its state title this weekend at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place. The Wildcats’ legend is also starting to resonate beyond the borders of Washington. Oak Harbor, coached by Jason Youngsman, will be seeking its fourth straight championship. Last year’s win was the first time a team won three consecutive titles in the 48 years of the Washington State Bowling Proprietors’ Association tournament. If Oak Harbor claims this year’s championship, it will be the first high school team in the nation to win four state titles in a row, according to Youngsman. The WSBPA state meet is the second longest running high school state finals in the United States to New York. Not only is Oak Harbor the top seed in the first division, but its second team, coached
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Oak Harbor High School team takes aim at 4th straight state championship
by Carlton Johnson Sr., leads Division II. The No. 1 Oak Harbor squad enters the tournament with a 981 average. Spokane’s Shadle Park is a distant second at 945 in the nine-team Division I. Shadle Park finished third in the 2013 tournament. The top Wildcat squad includes seniors Carlton Johnson Jr., Brendan McCardle, Tyler Rollyson and Christian Osorio; and freshmen Devin McCardle and DJ Rutter. The four seniors return from last year’s championship team. Osorio was a firstteam, all-state selection. “It feels good to be the favorite,” Johnson Jr. said. “It puts more pressure on us, but it is fun.” He added that the Wildcats have “really good chemistry,” which will help steady any nerves at state. “I’d rather be the top dog,” Youngsman said. “They all know who we are.” Patrick Anderson, Taylor Osorio, Conner Parmenter, Powell Tarrant and Danny Stochl man the Wildcat
No. 2 club, which sports an 841 average. Bellarmine of Tacoma is second at 838 in the eight-team Division II. Last winter at state, the Oak Harbor No. 2 team placed second in its division, losing by a half point to Curtis. Jacob Miller and John Youngsman, Jason’s father, round out the Wildcat coaching staff. State will include 25 fiveperson teams in three divisions. Forty individuals will also compete in the singles division. In addition to title runs of the past three years, Oak Harbor won the crown once in the 1970s and again in 1991 when Jason Youngsman rolled for Oak Harbor and was coached by his father. Jason Youngsman was inducted into the WSBAA Coaches Hall of Fame at last year’s tournament. Photo by Jim Waller/Whidbey News-Times
Carlton Johnson Jr. practices Thursday to prepare for Oak Harbor’s defense of its state high school bowling title.
Powers play: ’Cats seek to join captain at state swim meet By JIM WALLER Sports editor
For Caley Powers, it’s a perfect 4-for-4. The senior captain will lead the Oak Harbor High School swim team at the district meet finals today (Saturday, Feb. 15) at MarysvillePilchuck High School. Powers earned a state-qualifying time early this year in the 100 butterfly, thus securing a state berth in all four years of his Wildcat career. This season he is also looking for a spot in the 50 free and relays. He is not alone in the quest for a trip to state. Seventeen Wildcats qualified for district, which began yesterday with preliminaries and concludes with the finals at 4 p.m. today. Oak Harbor coach Alex Thierry said the meet “should be interesting” because so many of his swimmers are seeded in the third through sixth range and only four qualify for state. Powers, however, is one of the favorites in his events. He sits just .3 seconds behind the leader in the 50 freestyle and one second back in the 100 butterfly.
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Senior Caley Powers earned a spot in the state swim meet by recording a qualifying time in the 100 butterfly. He finished 17th in the butterfly at state last year, up from placing 23rd as a sophomore. His goal is to reach the finals (top eight) this winter. Powers could be one of the state’s elite swimmers, Thierry said, if he trained all year like most of the swimmers who will line up on the starting blocks in the state finals. Powers, however, is a soccer
player at heart and will play the sport next year at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. He doesn’t train for swimming until the high school season starts in November. “It takes until the end of the season to get back up to speed,” Powers said. As a team, Oak Harbor went undefeated in the Wesco North but
will be a long shot to take the district title. The strength of the Western Conference in swimming comes from the South, where Shorewood and Shorecrest dominate. The two Shoreline schools, like Oak Harbor, lost to defending 4A champion Kamiak in dual meets this year, but defeated every 3A school in the South by an average of more than 50 points.
Shorewood stopped Shorecrest 105-80. “It will be difficult to win district,” Powers said. “We are a little outgunned.” Oak Harbor is at a disadvantage against many opponents because the high school does not have its own pool, thus training time is very limited. Powers does not see that as an excuse: “It depends on how well you use the time you have. You get what you put into it.” Since winning the district team title is remote, Thierry is concentrating on getting individuals to state. One with an excellent chance is Cedric Cabigting, the top seed in the 100 backstroke. Cabigting swam at state in 2013, joining Powers on the seventh-place medley relay team. Thierry hopes Oak Harbor can meet last year’s mark of qualifying seven for state. If the uncertainty of who will qualify for state is making Thierry nervous, he isn’t showing it. In fact, SEE SWIM, A9
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CHS wins thriller
SPORTS IN BRIEF
Wolves avoid elimination in district tournament By JIM WALLER Sports editor
Julia Myers was the last of a series of heroes that saved the day – and the season – for another night. Myers dropped in a free throw with 9.9 seconds left to help the Coupeville High School girls basketball team defeat visiting Meridian 42-41 in a district tournament, loser-out game Thursday, Feb. 13. Fifth-seeded Coupeville (10-12) played at third-seeded Blaine (15-7) last night in a winner to tri-district, loser out game. Results were not available at press time. If the Wolves won, they go to Mountlake Terrace High School for an 11 a.m. game today (Saturday, Feb. 15) to play the winner of the Mount Baker and Nooksack Valley contest to determine the third and fourth seeds for the tri-district tournament. Coupeville opened district with a 56-46 loss at Mount Baker Tuesday, Feb. 11. Myers set up her gamewinning shot by out-hustling and out-muscling Meridian (4-18) to grab an offensive rebound on a missed free throw. The junior then overcame her own nerves to calmly sink the decisive shot. The Coupeville defense then did its job, forcing two wild Trojan shots in the final seconds to preserve the win. Myers wasn’t the only Wolf to impact the game. Amanda Fabrizi was the first. She scored all six
SWIM CONTINUED FROM A8 he said it should be “fun to see who steps up.” One of the swimmers on the edge is sophomore Joe Gorman. Gorman learned firsthand the power of the Wesco South last winter when he earned first-team all-North in the 500 freestyle but did not qualify for state. This year he goes to district ranked fifth in the 500 and fourth in the 200 freestyle. “I feel better this year,” he said, noting he trained all year except in the fall when he competed for the OHHS cross country team.
Coupeville points in the opening quarter as the Trojans went up 9-6. She also scored the first three points of the second quarter before Monica Vidoni ripped an offensive rebound and scored on a put-back. Vidoni and fellow reserves Wynter Thorne, MaKayla Bailey and Carlie Rosenkrance played vital roles as the Wolves played short-handed. Not only was Coupeville missing starting post Hailey Hammer, who has been out several weeks with an ankle injury, but also starting guard Maddi Strasburg, who was ill. Starters Bree Messner and Makana Stone, yet again, played solid all-around games. Messner recorded three points, eight rebounds and seven assists; Stone scored 12 points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. Kacie Kiel scored only two points, those coming in the final frantic minutes, but handled the top defensive assignment. Myers finished with three points and Rosenkrance two. Fabrizi not only ignited the offense early but drilled two shots late and finished with 18 points. Coaches David and Amy King deftly handled their bench, keeping the starters fresh for the hectic final four minutes. Meridian led 21-20 at halftime, then Coupeville, boosted by Stone’s six points, led 33-31 going into the final period.
Oak Harbor could send a relay team or two to state, as well, Thierry said. The best shot comes in the 200 freestyle. Powers said the team aspect of the sport comes out in the relays: “They are exciting to watch; it’s exciting seeing your teammates help get it done.” Gorman said he receives more enjoyment in a relay win than in an individual event because “you are part of making them happier; it’s a great atmosphere.” The state meet is Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22, at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way. If you need directions, ask Powers – he’s been there before.
NWLL starts evaluations Evaluations for NWLL junior and senior baseball and registration for all ages takes place Saturday, Feb. 15. Evaluations for 13-16 year-olds starts at 1 p.m. at the Fort Nugent Park. Players can register there. Registration for all ages will also run 8:30 a.m-noon for the final time at the North Whidbey Middle School gym. Registration forms can also be picked at Big 5, Wendy’s, McDonald’s, Dairy Queen, Burger King and the league’s website, www.north whidbeylittleleague.org For more information, call 360-679-1522.
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Coach David King keeps his cool while Carlie Rosenkrance (33), Monica Vidoni (42) and Maddi Strasburg react to Julia Myers’ game-winning free throw with less than 10 seconds left. Ryley Zapien topped the Trojans with 16 points. The Mount Baker (11-10) game turned in the third quarter when the fourthseeded Mountaineers outscored the Wolves 14-4, pushing a one-point halftime lead to double digits. In the first quarter, the Mountaineers scooted to a 15-7 lead, then buckets by Messner, Kiel and Fabrizi
trimmed the gap to 17-15 going into the second period. Coupeville actually scored first in the third period when Strasburg hit a hoop in the first 10 seconds, giving the Wolves their only lead. The Wolves would score only once more in the frame as Baker pulled away. The Wolves received three-pointers from Messner, Strasburg and Rosenkrance
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in the final quarter but couldn’t dent the margin. The Mountaineers connected on 10 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter to keep the Wolves from coming back. Stone finished with 18 points, Messner eight, Strasburg six, Fabrizi five, Rosenkrance three, Myers two, Thorne two and Kiel two.
The Fort Ebey Kettle Run is set to take off at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. The event will include marathon, 20-mile, half marathon and 10K runs through Fort Ebey State Park. The costs range from $27 to $60. For more information, call 206-200-2840 or visit nwtrailruns.com/content/ fort-ebey-kettle-run
NWLL collects used equipment North Whidbey Little League is collecting gently-used baseball and softball gear for its equipment swap scheduled for Feb. 22 and 23. Those wishing to donate can call Melissa Riker at 360-929-2489.
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Connection between Oak Harbor boy and his dogs is a story that started at birth and continues to captivate online and television audiences from around the world
By RON NEWBERRY
A Staff reporter
s Max lie sprawled on the living room floor, Bruce hovered above and let out barks that reverberated across the room. For Bruce, a Newfoundland just shy of a year old, it was clearly play time. Max remained motionless except for an occasional paw stuck into the air to pacify the overgrown puppy. In time, he would comply, but only on his terms. First, he had to curb this sort of exuberant behavior by simply ignoring it. “Max is one in a million,” Stasha Becker said as she looked on in admiration. “He is everything and beyond what we ever thought a dog would be. “Max sets the tone for the entire family. He’s so happy and calm.” Max is a 165-pound Newfoundland, but to the Beckers of Oak Harbor, he’s an extension of the family. The happy-go-lucky dog has been by the side of 6-year-old Julian Becker since he was born. Their relationship is so special that it was featured in a Purina commercial that was filmed on Whidbey Island in August. “Julian learned to walk holding on to Max,” Stasha said. “Max has always been like Julian’s shadow.” Stasha has chronicled the story of Julian and Max through thousands of photos she’s posted on her Instagram account since the family moved from England to Oak Harbor in the summer of 2010. It started out as a simple way to send family pictures from her iPhone to her husband Jason Becker when he was away from home as part of his job with the Navy. Stasha established a daily routine of snapping photos of Julian and Max with different props in front of their garage, then also would get shots of them with scenic backdrops during their regular hikes around Whidbey Island. As she posted these images on Instagram, which she
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Julian Becker, 6, and his mom Stasha have had Max, right, at their side since Julian was born. Bruce, left, is the latest Newfoundland to join the family. described as “Twitter for photographers,” more and more like-minded photography buffs became followers on her account. When the photographic story of Julian and Max started being linked to popular websites such as My Modern Met, BuzzFeed and Huffington Post, the story went viral. “When it went viral, I mean it really went viral,” Stasha said, referring to a flood of emails from China and Japan and an Instagram account that has grown to nearly 35,000 followers. The story was shown on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The Beckers also signed up with a British agency that pitched the story to European newspapers and gave them rights to publish the photos. “All of a sudden, we were in newspapers all over the world,” Stasha said. Inspired by the story, Purina came calling.
Julian’s relationship with Max is the subject of a Purina television commercial that was filmed on Whidbey Island in August. The story of Max and Julian went viral beginning with a long-running series of photo posts on Instagram. It recognized the story of Julian and Max’s bond on the “Better with Pets” section of its website, then filmed a video that has been featured in a commercial on television. The Beckers liked the idea because it showed that big dogs can be just as family friendly as little dogs,
Stasha said. They emphasized that point by adding Bruce to the mix in July. They purchased Bruce from the same breeder they bought Max from in Yorkshire, England. Purina paid to ship Bruce to Oak Harbor. Now, Stasha’s Instagram
posts include two big dogs and one happy boy. “Bruce is Julian’s dog in theory,” Stasha said. “He likes to call Max his brother.” “Bruce is more like a cousin,” Julian said. An only child, Julian has no shortage of company when he returns home from
kindergarten. He’s had Max at his side as far back as he can remember. “He’s 6. He’s really old in dog years,” Julian said. “I don’t always need to play with him. He’s not always in a playful mood. He’s mostly in a sleepy mood.” Thanks to Bruce.
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Create healthy habits for your everyday life FAITHFUL LIVING
By JOAN BAY KLOPE
As I pen “Faithful Living” this week two Olympic figure skaters, both expected to medal, have fallen on the ice and experienced what must be the most extreme of disappointments. To dedicate your life so exclusively to one dream, to harness natural talent, and to set aside other distractions with the hope of Olympic greatness — only to have that dream come crashing down onto the ice — is a devastation I cannot possibly understand. I do, however, pause to consider their feelings. I remind myself that life — like many Olympic dreams—is filled with the agony of defeat. What then do healthy people do to build their emotional reserves in anticipation of those moments when we crash? I believe they make the most of every day. They intentionally build healthy habits into their schedules and last week I singled out four: rising early, eating right, exercising, and accomplishing one big task each day. Today let’s continue the task of understanding what it takes to build emotional reserves by taking a look at habit number five: Doing one thing you love each day. I know. Your “To Do” list is expansive. We cannot, however, allow those tasks to stop us from identifying personal dreams and creating time to develop them. Whether they be hobbies, long-term goals, or activities you find enjoyable with little consequence, they have the potential to breathe life into your growing sense of self. Embrace these things and make time for them. HABIT 6: Rest effectively. A growing bed of research is telling us that rest is as essential as healthy food, water and air. Take responsibility for turning off technology at a good hour each night, create ways to step away from your day, and move into a bedroom that welcomes healthy sleep. HABIT 7: Be present with people. Practice not allowing a separate stream of thought to move through your mind while you are in conversation with someone. Set aside things you know are distracting to you. Actively engage in conversations. Look people in the eye. Ask questions. Pause, process, and think. The here and now will instruct you and give you a needed break from pressing matters requiring more time. HABIT 8: Invest your life in someone else each day. Volunteer in your child’s classroom. Fund a local charity. Send an encouraging text message. Set up a coffee date. Get up early to pray for those you care about. Your own joy and fulfillment is guaranteed to grow. HABIT 9: Nurture your soul. No matter your theological perspective, you are so much more than flesh and blood. You are mind, heart, and soul as well. Make time to breathe deeply and think. Make it a priority to understand how you best connect with God and set that time into your planner. HABIT 10: Reset and clear away the junk. Tomorrow is another day with opportunity and potential. But who likes to wake up to clutter and messes? Take 15 minutes to “blitz” your living and working spaces when you step away from them. You will thank yourself the next day! Joan Bay Klope can be reached at faithfulliving@hotmail. com
BIRTHS NAVAL HOSPITAL OAK HARBOR Liv Grace Gilmore, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, was born Jan. 21. She is the daughter of Donald and Brianne Gilmore. Emerie Ella Link, 8 pounds, 9 ounces, was born Jan. 22. She is the daughter of Brad and Kadie Link. Eli Henry simmer, 9
pounds, 6 ounces, was born Jan. 23. He is the son of Ryan Simmer and Victoria Kolenbrander. Isaac James Holton, 7 pounds, 12 ounces, was born Jan. 24. He is the son of Peter and Joy Holton. Katherine Aria Couts, 7 pounds, 4.5 ounces, was born Jan. 27. She is the daughter of William and Sheree Couts.
Saturday Feb. 15
WOUNDED WARRIORS EVENT: A car and motorcyle show will be part of the first annual Whidbey Island United Service Organization Wounded Warriors event scheduled for Saturday, March 8 at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor. It is a free event for families. Vendors on hand. For information, email email@example.com WWW.WHIDBEYNEWSTIMES.COM
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the public. Tickets include a whole crab, and one time through salad, hot dish and dessert bar. $20. 360331-5636 to reserve by phone. Gluten Intolerant Group of Whidbey Island, 4 p.m., Feb. 22 Ledgewood Beach Community Center. Special guest speaker Cynthia Kupper will discuss findings in the recently published book, “A Clinical Guide To Gluten-Related Disorders.” Gluten-free potluck to follow at 5 p.m. For more information call Coyla at 360-321-4083.
Book release party, 1-5 p.m., Feb. 15, Wind & Tide Bookshop, 790 S.E. Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor. “Oak Harbor,” a pictorial history book from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, was released this month. Peggy Darst Townsdin, a sixth-generation native of Whidbey Island, is the author. She will be participating in a book signing. Coupeville Lions Club 9th Annual Scholarship Auction and Dinner, 4:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, Oak Harbor. Net dollars go 100 percent toward Coupeville High School scholarships. Tickets are $35 for the auction and full dinner. Call Carol at 360-678-5141 for tickets. Concert, 4:30 p.m., Feb. 15, Oak Harbor Seventh-day Adventist church, 31830 Highway 20, Oak Harbor. Featuring gospel quartet Keepers of the Faith. Admission is free, but a donation offering will be collected. Whidbey Playhouse play, “Love Letters,” 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15, Whidbey Playhouse, Oak Harbor. “Love Letters,” which premiered on Broadway in 1989, tells the story of lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and artist Melissa Gardner, whose lives have been entwined since they met in second grade. “Love Letters” brings to life their correspondence over 50 years, chronicling hopes, dreams and disappointments from teenage Valentines to the letters and postcards that mark the trials of adulthood, marriage and divorce, right up to a still separated middle age. The unique performances will be performed by different couples each night. Directed by Stan Thomas. Performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. through Feb. 23. Guidance suggested. Mature audiences. 360-679-2237.
Sunday Feb. 16
Fort Ebey Kettle Run, 10 a.m., Feb. 16, Fort Ebey State Park, Coupeville. 10K, Half-marathon, 20-mile and full marathon trail run through Fort Ebey State Park. Run among forested kettle depressions on this rolling course with a blufftop finishing stretch and waterfront view. $27-60. 206-200-2840, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.nwtrail runs.com/content/fort-ebey-kettle-run
Monday Feb. 17
Dine Out for Kids, 11 a.m.8 p.m., Feb. 17, Ciao restaurant, Coupeville. Support Coupeville students by Dining Out for Kids at Ciao. The restaurant owner will donate a percentage of the day’s proceeds to The Community Foundation for Coupeville Public
Photo courtesy Peggy Darst Townsdin
This aerial photo of Oak Harbor was taken in the late 1930s before the Navy’s presence. The Maylor dock is
shown at the center of the image. Maylor’s point (left) still includes the “crooked spit,” a sacred Native American burial ground. When the seaplane base was built in 1941, 900 feet of the spit was removed and artifacts were taken to a gravesite in La Conner. As part of a “Looking Back” series, local author and pioneer descendant Peggy Darst Townsdin is sharing photos with the Whidbey News-Times and its readers. Townsdin’s new photo history book, “Oak Harbor,” is out now. To buy a book or have a book mailed, contact Townsdin at pctowns email@example.com or call 360-678-5970. A book release party will be held today at Wind & Tide Bookshop.
Schools. 360-678-1673. Planet presentation, “Search for Exoplanets,” 5:30 p.m., Feb. 17, Coupeville Library. Curious about what lies beyond our solar system? Learn about the exciting quest for planets orbiting around other stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. Presented by members of the Island County Astronomical Society. 360-678-4911, or firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sno-isle.org
Tuesday Feb. 18
Seattle Opera preview, “The Consul,” 2 p.m., Feb. 18, Coupeville Library. Join Seattle Opera Community programs manager Robert McClung for an engaging multimedia presentation covering the history, music and stagecraft of “The Consul,” by Gian Carlo Menotti. 360-678-4911, or lfran email@example.com
Thursday Feb. 20
Bunco night, 6 p.m., Feb. 20, V.F.W. Hall, 3037 N. Goldie Road, Oak Harbor. Wear your brightest colors and join us for an evening of Bunco, appetizers, wine, raffles, prizes. Proceeds are used by Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. $18. sioakharbor@ soroptimist.net Orca presentation, “Orca
Tribes of the Salish Sea,” 6:30-8 p.m., Feb. 20, Langley Library. The orca, or killer whale, is a wondrous creature that brings a thrill to the heart when spied in the waters off Whidbey. Learn more about these impressive beings and the importance of providing them with healthy, safe habitats. Presented by Howard Garrett of Orca Network. 360-221-4383, or www.orcanetwork.org
Friday Feb. 21
I-1329 Whidbey petition training, 3:30-4:45 p.m., Feb. 21, Skagit Valley College, Room 306, Oak Harbor. Provides training and petitions for I-1329, the “We the People” initiative, which will appear on the November 2014 election ballot. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wamend.org Book signing, 5-6:30 p.m., Feb. 21, Island County Museum, Coupeville. “Oak Harbor,” a pictorial history book from Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series, was released in February. Peggy Darst Townsdin, a sixth-generation native of Whidbey Island, is the author. She will be participating in a book signing. The book sells for $21.99 with proceeds benefitting the Island County Museum. Admission to the museum during the book-signing event is free. 360678-3310. Cupid Song, annual Valentine’s celebration concert, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 21-22, Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Put on by the Oak Harbor High School Choir Club. Includes
concert and dessert. Tickets are $15. 360-279-5829, or oakhar email@example.com. The Oak Harbor Elks Lodge is at 155 N.E. Ernst St. Star Party, begins at dark, Feb. 21, Fort Nugent Park, 2075 S.W. Fort Nugent Road, 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 to dress warmly and note that the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. For more information, contact Dan Pullen at (360) 679-7664 or icaspub@ juno.com, or visit us on the web at www.icas-wa.webs.com
Saturday Feb. 22
First annual Chili Cook Off, 11 a.m., Feb. 22, Best Western Harbor Plaza and Conference Center, 33175 Highway 20, Oak Harbor. Tasting starts at 11 a.m., judging at 1:30 p.m. $5 donation for chili tasting and judging. 360682-6064. Made by Hand, printmaking lab, 11 a.m., Feb. 22, Freeland Library. Try your hand at printing with foam, stamps and bubbles. Make cards, pictures, or wrapping paper. 360-331-7323, or jbixby@ sno-isle.org Crab feed, 2 p.m., Feb. 22, Eagle Aerie, Coupeville. This is a membership drive and open to
Boating seminar, 10 a.m., Feb. 22, Oak Harbor Yacht Club, 1301 S.E. Catalina Dr., Oak Harbor. The Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron will conduct a free boating seminar about onboard emergencies. The seminar is designed to prepare the prudent skipper for those unfortunate situations involving common accidents and emergencies onboard a boat. Topics include how to prevent accidents, running aground, getting lost and medical emergencies and will feature instruction on CPR and use of an AED by Whidbey General Hospital paramedic Rob May. Free. 360-682-6104, or jef firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday Feb. 25
Whidbey Island Waldorf School open house, 6:30-8 p.m., Feb. 25, 6335 Old Pietila Road, Clinton. Considering educational alternatives for you child? Spend an evening with Whidbey Island Waldorf School; experience the role of Movement in the school’s education, including eurythmy and spatial dynamics. View classrooms, meet teachers, ask questions. 360341-5686, email@example.com, or www.wiws.org Meet the author, Claire Gebben, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Feb. 25, Coupeville Library. Author Claire Gebben kept in contact with the German side of her family via letter writing. A few years ago, she received a surprise when her family in Germany discovered old letters in their attic from German immigrants to Ohio. In “The Last of the Blacksmiths,” Claire brings to life the moving story of a 19th century blacksmith from the Bavarian Rhineland, who follows his dreams of freedom and prosperity and travels from Germany to Ohio to pursue an artisan way of life. Books will be available for purchase and signing. 360-678-4911.
Wednesday Feb. 26
Pruning your fruit tree, 1-3 p.m., Feb. 26, Good Cheer Garden, 2812 Grimm Road, Langley. Sarah Birger will be sharing fruit tree pruning basics at the Good Cheer Garden Wednesday work party. You can practice your new skills by pruning the Good Cheer fruit trees. Bring tools. 360-2216046, or goodcheergarden@gmail. com
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After enjoying an extended Christmastime with his family, Jerry passed peacefully into the presence of his Savior on Jan. 11, 2014. He died in his home surrounded by his family. Dr. Cook served in Christian ministry for more than 52 years as a pastor, author, professor, speaker and advisor. After being diagnosed with colon cancer in 2006, he was able to pursue active ministry during treatment and remission, including continued pastoral posts, conference speaking and authoring three books, adding to his list of popular titles. Born to Rev. Milton and Laverne Cook in Lewistown, Mont. on July 10, 1938, Jerry graduated from Northwest Christian High School in Spokane, Wash., then served in the U.S. Army 1956-1957. In 1961 he received his BA degree from Seattle Pacific University, married Barbara Paulson and began graduate studies in Pasadena, Calif. After graduating from Fuller Seminary, Jerry became pastor of a small congregation in Gresham, Ore. Known as East Hill Foursquare Church, over Jerry’s 19 years, it grew to be a large and influential ministry in the Portland area. In 1985, Jerry and his family moved to Kirkland. He joined the ministry staff at Eastside Foursquare Church, combining pastoral duties with international travel as a conference speaker and writer. Cook is survived by his wife Barbara, daughters Carmen Grahn of Honolulu, Hawaii, Christi Karvasek and son-in-law Dan Karvasek of Freeland, Wash., son and daughter-in-law Tim and Jamie Cook of Lakewood, Wash. and youngest son and daughter-in-law Sundar and Meg Cook of Alexandria, Va., four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family extends heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and also to the caregiving team from Hospice of the Northwest. Private interment was at Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville. A celebration of his life was held at Eastside Foursquare Church in Bothell on Jan. 23. Donations may be made out to EFC and designated to the “Jerry Cook Memorial Fund” and sent to Eastside Foursquare Church at P.O. Box 1439, Bothell, WA 980411439. (Donations marked as above are tax deductible.) Notes can also be posted online at www.notestojerry. wordpress.com
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Bible Study For All Ages.....9:15 a.m. Worship Services.....10:45 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Services..................6 p.m. Prayer Meeting & Student Ministries Child care for all services. Pastor Grafton Robinson Associate Pastor Lemuel B. Villano 675-6686 www.ohsbc.org
Whidbey Island Messianic Fellowship Where Yeshua is Lord Come Learn the Hebraic Roots of Your Faith
We welcome you to join us for worship and celebration
Meeting at: The Oak Harbor Christian School Bldg A 675 E. Whidbey Ave. Oak Harbor, WA 360-675-7189 Saturdays at 10:30am
First United Methodist Church Worship Hours: Adult Sunday School: 9:00 am Worship Service: 10:00 am Children’s Sunday School 10:30 am
Everyone is welcome to join us! Youth Ministries-Choirs-Bible Studies Dave Johnson .........................................Pastor Jake Howell Director of Children & Youth Ministry Chet Hansen ............................Music Minister
675-2441 • oakharborfumc.org 1050 SE Ireland St • Oak Harbor
Word Of Everlasting Life & Faith Church
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February 23 - “How Can I Believe in a God Who Allows So Much Suffering?” March 2 - “What Really Happens in Baptism and the Lord’s Supper?” March 9 - “Doesn’t Science Contradict the Claims of Christianity?” March 16 - “How Could a Loving God Send First Reformed Church People to Hell?” 250 SW 3rd Ave 360.675.4837 www.frcoh.org
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555 SE Regatta Dr. • Oak Harbor The Rev. Rilla Barrett The Episcopal Church on North Whidbey Island
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Trinity Lutheran Church
1000 NE Koetje Street (Just North of Ofﬁce Max)
“To Know Christ & Make Him Known”
Bible Classes for all ages..............9:30am Worship Assembly......................10:30am Wednesday Night ..........................6:30pm Matt Oliver, Preaching Minister
331-5191 • Freeland
Fall Schedule Sunday Worship 8:00, 9:30 &11:00 am Sunday School and Adult Ed 9:30 am Nursery provided for both services
CALVARY APOSTOLIC TABERNACLE (The Pentecostals of Island County)
Located on Goldie Road
A SAFE PLACE TO CALL HOME Sunday Morning...............10am Sunday Evening............ 6:30pm Wednesday..........................7pm
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Whidbey Presbyterian Church 1148 SE 8th Ave Oak Harbor
Worship Services 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island 20103 State Route 525 Freeland
Sunday Service at 10:00 am
Minister: Rev. Dennis Reynolds Childcare Year-Round Religious Education Sept-June All are welcome 360-321-8656 www.whidbey.com/uucwi firstname.lastname@example.org
The Catholic Church Invites You…. St. Augustineʻs Parish • 675-2303 185 N Oak Harbor St. ~ Oak Harbor
The City Of Refuge Christian Church “You Have The Right To Be Free”
Tuesday Bible Study 7:00pm Sun Service 11am • Sun Children’s Church 11am We Welcome All Pastor Yvonne Howard & the C.O.R.C.C. Family
656 SE Bayshore Dr, Suite #2 • 675-0935
Masses: Saturday Sunday Wed & Fri
5:00 pm 8:00am & 9:30 am 9:00 am
On the web: www.staugustineoh.org
St. Maryʻs Parish 678-6536 207 Main St. ~ Coupeville
Masses: Sunday Thurs
11:15 am 12:10 pm
NW 2nd Avenue & Heller Road Across the street from OHHS Stadium
Sunday Worship ......8:00 & 10:30 am Sunday School......................... 9:15 am Nursery Available
Sunday Evening Prayer 6:30 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church in Coupeville Jeffrey Spencer, Lead Pastor Pastor Marc Stroud, Associate Pastor
490 NW Crosby Ave., Oak Harbor 675-5008 Sunday Services 9:00, 10:30 & 11:45 am
Woodard Road, Highway 525, Freeland
James Lindus, Pastor Dennis Hanson, Pastor Eric Ottum, Pastor Jerry O’Neill, Pastor Karl Olsen, Minister of Music
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Join us for Sunday Service in the Main Sanctuary at 11:30am
40 NE Midway Blvd, #103 • Oak Harbor Pastor Dr. Thomas Stoneham Sr., Minister Donald Cole
Sundays 8:45am - Traditional 10:30am - Contemporary Nursery Available
Living Word Kids: 3 mos–5th grade all services Middle School Youth: Sundays 4:00 PM High School Youth: Sundays 6:00 PM Weekly Adult Groups Russ Schlecht ~ Senior Pastor
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A Spiritual Home Grace By The Sea An Anglican Expression of Faith The Rev. Paul Orritt
8:00 AM TRADITIONAL WORSHIP SERVICE 9:15 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 AM FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE www.gracebythesea.org
Island Vineyard Community Church Pastor James Gallagher
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Anna Vander Pol, 94, passed away Feb. 8 2014. Born in East Kildonan, Manitoba, Canada. She resided in the Auburn area since 1989. Anna served the Lord her whole life. She was active in her church, supporting her husband of 73 years, and raising four children. She had 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She prayed for each one by name every day. Anna did a lot of baking and sewing for her family as well as many others. She baked cookies for the “old” people in the rest home until she was well into her eighties. There is hardly anyone in the family who does not own one of her finely crafted afghans. Her prayer was that all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren would give their life to Jesus. Preceded in death by her husband. Henry, and grandson, Steven. Survivors are daughter Sandra Dykstra (William) of Coupeville, Wash.; sons Ed (Mary) of Auburn, Wash., Jay (Marlys) of Redmond, Wash., David (Linda) of Auburn, Wash., 12 grandchildren 20 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Friday, Feb. 14, at Yahn & Son Funeral Home, Auburn. Memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 19800 108th Ave. S.E. Kent, WA 98055. Private interment to be held at Mountain View Cemetery, Auburn. Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to the Gideons, Seattle Christian School, Shoreline Christian School or Bellevue Christian School. Go to www.yahnandson. com to leave a memory or photo of Anna.
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A MOTHER’S GRIEF CONTINUED FROM A1 THE SEATTLE TIMES reported that Inslee made the decision after examining a system so flawed that victims’ families wait decades for justice and, ultimately, most deathrow inmates are not executed. In addition, life in prison is less expensive than prosecuting a death sentence and there is no evidence it deters murder. But it would prevent Yates from ever hurting anyone again, said Dettman, who remembers staring at him from just feet away in a courtroom and seeing “blank, soulless eyes.” Though she seldom talks about the murder or the murderer, forgetting about Yates is especially difficult for Dettman since she happened to move to his hometown just as he started killing women in Spokane County about 20 years ago. YATES IS a 1970 graduate of Oak Harbor High School remembered for being mostly unremarkable, except that he was a pretty good pitcher on the school baseball team. Dettman knows where the house he once lived in stands, and that he and his father helped rebuild the Seventh-day Adventists
HOURS CONTINUED FROM A1 already here.” Public Works could easily open on Fridays, according to Public Works Director Bill Oakes, because permitting is a very small part of what the department does. Planning Director David Wechner said he is hesitant to reopen his office on Fridays because of his department’s current work load. “Planning and community development is fully staffed on Fridays, but that time is reserved for system improvements, problem-solving meetings and most importantly, permit reviews and work that is best done without interruption,” Wechner said. Wechner pointed out that
church after it burned down. She knows that he worked at Whidbey General Hospital with his mother, who later died there. Yates still has family members on the island. Dettman said she worked on the Navy base with his cousin. DETTMAN SAID she stopped wearing make-up in the years after her daughter was murdered because she grew weary of mopping up colored tears. “Why did this happen to me?” she asked. “Why did this happen to my family? We were just everyday people.” But time finally brought acceptance. “I have agonized and hurt and hurt. I can’t live like this anymore,” she said. “I’m at the point now where I can finally let it go and turn it over to God.” She sometimes remembers her daughter as the child who grew up in Alaska. She was the baby of the family. “We had so much fun with her,” she said. “She was so full of love and life.” JOHNSON IS survived by two sons whom she loved deeply and who “loved her
planning staff, along with other departments, work Saturdays and Sundays as needed. Public Health Director Keith Higman said that, while some of the county’s public health offices could easily open five days a week, others might find it difficult because they are only staffed by one or two people. Higman said that the permitting window of the Coupeville offices, which employs 24 people, could easily open on Fridays. The same is true for the Oak Harbor office, which employs seven, and nursing services, which employs four. Higman’s top priority, he said, would be opening the county’s Coupeville office and nursing services on Fridays to allow access to birth and death records five
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days a week and giving the public access to permits. “These are the services that are most consumed five days a week,” Higman said. Since the shift to four days a week, the commission has been supportive of applying the same restrictions to all departments not required to remain open by law, such as the sheriff’s office and the prosecutor’s office. Higman said the larger question is, “should we be a one size fits all, or should we offer additional services as we can?” County Commissioner Jill Johnson said a piece-meal approach might be a consideration down the road, but that she has not given up hope that they may be able to open offices on Fridays across the board.
to pieces,” Dettman said. Her older son and his wife are having twin daughters, who were originally due on Johnson’s birthday, which is St. Patrick’s Day. But the babies will likely be born early by C-section. Johnson would have been 53 years old. Johnson loved the water, she said, and was “one of those people” who feel invigorated by standing out on the beach as wind and stormy weather sweeps in from the ocean. In keeping with Johnson’s love for the water, her family spread her ashes at Bowman’s Bay. DETTMAN SAID her daughter was naive and starting running with the wrong crowd after moving from her hometown in Alaska to Washington state. She dabbled in drugs, thinking she was invincible, but got hooked. Dettman said she didn’t even know what drugs her daughter was using. She said she didn’t want to admit to herself that her daughter was prostituting herself to pay for her drug habit, but she eventually came to accept the truth. She believes that she once spoke to Yates on the phone. She said Shawn may have called her from Yates’ home while “on a date” and let her briefly talk to him. That was shortly before she went missing. “I remember that he seem enthralled by the fact that we were in Oak Harbor, his “I think there is a higher probability that we can get a portion of the county open sooner with limited hours,” Johnson said. “But I’ve not given up the idea of providing services county wide.” Commissioners Johnson and Helen Price Johnson both voiced some support for reopening on Fridays but want to see the county’s first quarter tax figures in April before making a decision. “I don’t see a scenario where it would happen before April,” Johnson said. Johnson said that if the tax figures are not positive at that time, the board will likely consider opening on Fridays with limited hours. “I know the real estate industry is picking up… and our hours are hindering that
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hometown,” she said. IN 2000, Dettman and her daughter, Debra Fine, were among the families of victims who agreed with a deal that spared Yates from the death penalty under a plea deal in Spokane County. He admitted killing 10 women, including Johnson, who were believed to have worked the streets of Spokane as prostitutes. He pleaded to shooting and killing a young couple who were picnicking near Walla Walla in 1975 when he was a state penitentiary guard; he admitted killing a Seattle woman in Skagit County in 1988. Dettman said she was hesitant to agree with the deal, but felt it was the right thing to do. Under the plea bargain, Yates agreed to lead investigators to the body of a victim. THERE WOULD be no plea deal in Pierce County. Two years later, a jury found Yates guilty of the aggravated murder of two additional women. For those crimes, he was sentenced to death. As for Johnson, Dettman said she feels her daughter’s presence at times. Sometimes things will move, as if on a breeze, but there’s no wind. “Door puffs open every now and again,” she said. “We start laughing because we know it’s her.”
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TRANSIT OPERATOR ENTRY LEVEL Whidbey Island Transit is accepting applications for a par t time ‘next-to-hire’ list for Transit Operators/Entry Level. Applications for the posit i o n a n d i n fo r m a t i o n about the job requirements can be obtained from our website at www.islandtransit.org or at the Oak Harbor City Hall, Coupeville Town Hall, and the Langley City Hall. All applicable candidates will be asked to take a two-hour videotape screening test, beginning promptly at 9:30 a.m. Fr iday, Febr uar y 28, 2014 at the Skagit Valley College, Hayes Hall Room 137 in Oak Harbor. A p p l i c a t i o n s mu s t b e postmarked no later than Thursday, February 20, 2014 and will be accepted only if mailed to the following address: Island Transit Transit Operator Entry Level Position P.O. Box 1735 Coupeville, WA 98239-1735 Island Transit is an Equal Opportunity and M/F/D/V Employer No phone calls please Health Care Employment
TEAM PLAYER WANTED F u l l t i m e a n d Pa r t time. All shifts available. Paid training. To help provide the best care to our clients with developmental disabilities. Males encouraged to apply. Must have clean background check. Serious applicants please contact: Irene Nichols (360)969-3553 Health Care Employment
Be a Support Person Make a Difference Participate, Enrich Openings in Coupeville for suppor ting client living in her own home in her chosen community with well established core staff. A p p l i c a n t s mu s t b e able to work all shifts. Contact Irene Nichols 360-969-3553
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Clinician II (41601) – FT (40 hrs/wk) in Mount Vernon on the Program for Asser tive Community Treatment (PACT) team. Clinician II serves on an interdisciplinary team providing case management, treatment planning, and crisis support and intervention services. Position wor ks to suppor t participants with severe m e n t a l h e a l t h n e e d s. Po s i t i o n r e q u i r e s a MA/MS in psychology, social work, or human services with at least two years of intensive outpatient case and crisis management experience with adults. LMHC strongly preferred. MHP eligible and Agency Affiliated Counselor required. Must be able to work in an on-call rotation and be comfortable working in at-risk situat i o n s ( h o m e l e s s n e s s, drug use, suicidal and other crisis-based behavior) and making team-based clinical decisions. Clinician II (93000/95000) – FT (40 hrs/wk) in Coupeville. Provides primary clinical therapy, case management and/or group treatment in various settings (i.e. home, school, respite, residential and/or clinic) to mental health clients and their families. Qualification: MA Degree in counseling or one of the social sciences. 2 years mental health exp. MHP. Registered in WA State. Valid WSDL w/insurable driving record. Union membership required.
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Maple Ridge Currently Hiring F/T P/T HCA/CNA/Med Tech Positions. Seeking motivated, caring, and responsible applicants. Apply in person at: 1767 Alliance Ave. Freeland, WA. 98249
Housing Outreach Coordinator (39003) F/T (40 hrs/wk). Coupeville,WA. Assists clients to secure and maintain Compass Health Suppor ted Housing units. Performs property management duties at housing facilities. BA in behavioral science or related field. Experience in residential ser vices and/or supportive housing programs. One yr experience working with people with mental illness. OR combination of education and experience that provides the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities listed above. Clinical experience in mental health field a plus. Program Manager (93000) FT (40 hours/week), Coupeville, WA. Position provides a broad scope of effective management for the operation of San Juan Island mental health staff and support services. Design, create, implement and supervise all facets of clinical mental health and suppor t ser vices. Qualifications: MA Degree in behavioral science or related field w/ 2 years previous mental health experience. Qualified as MHP, previous managerial & supervisory experience. Valid WA State licensure, registration, or affiliation. WA S t a t e d r i ve r ’s l i c e n s e w i t h i n s u r a bl e driving record. Salary is DOE with excellent benefit package. Visit our website at www.compasshealth.org to learn more about our open positions and to apply. Send résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE. Real Estate for Rent Island County
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Oak Harbor WA Misc. Rentals 4 BD, 2 BA, fresh paint Rooms for Rent inside, all laminate. 2 car attached garage, nice OAK HARBOR fenced back yard. Nice, quiet neighborhood with playground across the street. $1,350/MO, 1st month & deposit. FREELAND 360.929.2315 or 2 BR, 1 BA Waterfront 360.929.4727 house with a beautiful H o l m e s H a r b o r v i ew ! Apartments for Rent Wood stove and carport. Island County Situated on one lovely Oak Harbor acre. $800 plus deposit. LEXY MANOR. Move-in No smoking. Year lease. Special. 1, 2 & 3 bed206-409-6818. rooms available. Close 1 FURNISHED ROOM, OAK HARBOR to shopping. Families just like home! Ten min2 B E D RO O M , 1 b a t h and special needs wel- utes to NASWI, college with baseboard heat and c o m e . S e c t i o n 8 o k . and downtown. Clean, g a ra g e. O n 1 / 2 a c r e. Rent starts at $553. Call: quiet, with use of kitchen, living and dining Newly remodeled! $800 360-279-2155 rooms. Utilities included. per month plus security Militar y and students deposit. Pets negotiable. 360-675-5199 Find what you need 24 hours a day. welcome! 425-387-1695.
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Langley Freeland 5126 View Rd, 5071 East Harbor Rd #565253 $779,000 #581252 $649,000 Lyn Gray 810/423-3157 Tom Jensen 425/359-8598 Coupeville 350 Ledgewood Beach Rd #587536 $289,999 Sandra Stipe 360/672-4893 Langley 360.221.8898 223 Second St
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An open bid auctIon will be held at Christian’s Towing, 685 Christian Road, Oak Harbor, WA. 98277 on WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2014. viewing will take place from 12:00pm to 3:00 P M F E B RUA RY 1 9 , 2014. Auction begins at 3:00pm on FEBRUARY 19, 2014. 94 FORD ESC5D 1FARP14JXRW235971 AHE7247 86 FORDTAU4D 1FABP29UOGA186820 AIU1966 92 FORD eXPLR 1FMDU34X7NUE15939 209TMQ 94 DODGECAVAN 1B4GH54L8RX389027 779TEC Legal No.543958 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whibey Record. February 15, 2014. AT&T Mobility proposes to collocate antennas on the roof of a one-story building at 9324 SR 525 in Clinton, WA. The roof height is 13 feet and the antennas will reach a height of 23 feet. A telecommunications equipment shelter will be installed adjacent to the nor th of the building. AT&T invites comments from interested parties on the impact of the proposed under taking on any districts, sites, buildings, structures or objects significant in Americ a n h i s t o r y , archaeology, engineering or culture that are listed or determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Please respond within 30 days of this notice to: Adam Escalona, Adapt Engineering, 615 - 8th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104. 206654-7045, firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference Project SN2904 Legal No.543957 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. 2/15/2014. LEGAL NOTICE ISLAND TRANSIT BOARD MEETING The next scheduled monthly business meeting of the Island Transit Board of Directors is on Fr i d ay, Fe b r u a r y 2 1 , 2014, at 9:30 AM, at Island Transit’s Main Base Facilities, 19758 SR20, Coupeville WA. Accommodations made available upon ten days a d v a n c e r e q u e s t fo r communications assistance. The meeting room is accessible and open to the public. For more information, please call (360) 678-7771. Legal No. 542208 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 15, 19, 2014.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION Island County has received the following app l i c a t i o n s fo r r ev i ew. This may be the only time to comment. File Number: 006/14 SHP, Applicant: Craig Izett; Gar y & Elizabet Smith, Location: R32909-363-0200, R32909-363-0340 & R32909-363-0450, Langley Proposal: Replat a short plat recorded in 2002 to remove a 30-foot road easement & a 30-foot open space buffer. Staff Contact: Michelle Pezley, email@example.com FILES AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW: The application files are available for inspection, copies will be provided at the cost of reproduction. To request notice of hearings, or receive a copy of the decision or appeal procedures, mail your written request to the address below. PUBLIC COMMENTS: m u s t b e r e c e i ve d by 4:30 p.m. on February 26, 2014; mail to Island County Community Dev e l o p m e n t , P. O. B ox 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239; deliver to 6th & Main Street, Coupeville, WA between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; by FAX to (360) 679-7306. Legal No. 544457 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 15, 2014.
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LEGAL NOTICE CALL FOR BIDS ISLAND COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT Sealed bids will be rec e i ve d by t h e I s l a n d County Auditor in the Courthouse Administration Building, attention Michelle Tefft, at 1 N.E. Seventh Street, (P.O. Box 5000), Coupeville, Washington 98239, until 10:30 AM, March 4, 2014 for the following: WOODLAND BEACH ROAD SLIDE REPAIR C A M A N O I S L A N D, WASHINGTON CRP 13-04; JL 00998 Bids received after the date and time stated above will not receive consideration. P RO J E C T D E S C R I P TION: This project provides for the improvement of a slide area at the north end of Woodl a n d B e a c h R o a d by clearing and grubbing a s l o p e, ex c ava t i n g fo r and constructing a structural earth wall, backfilling the excavation site, paving the excavated area and then placing precast concrete barrier type 2 and other work, all in accordance with the contract plans, contract provisions, and the 2012 WSDOT Standard Specifications for Road, Bridge, and Municipal Construction. ESTIMATE AND TIME FOR COMPLETION: The project is estimated to cost in the range of $168,000 to $186,000.
Please note the required time of completion in Section 1-08.5 of the Special Provisions of the bidding documents. CONTACT INFORMAT I O N : J o e A r a u c t o, P.E., Construction Engineer, 360-679-7331 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A bidder may be asked to put a question in writing. No verbal answer by any County personnel or its agents and consultants will be binding on the County. All inquiries must be received by the County a minimum of four business days prior to the bid opening date. PRE BID CONFERENCE: There is no prebid conference or site tour scheduled. The site is open to the public. BID OPENING: Proposals will then be publicly opened and read aloud in Room 131 at the Law and Justice Facility located at 101 NE 6th Street, Coupeville, Washington, at 11:00 AM, March 4, 2014. Bids shall be submitted on the forms attached with the bidding documents. All bids shall be in a sealed opaque envelope and plainly marked on the outside “[NAME OF BIDDER] BID PROPOSAL FOR: WOODLAND BEACH ROAD SLIDE REPAIR, C A M A N O I S L A N D, WA S H I N G TO N , C R P 13-04; JL 00998.” No oral, telephone, telegraphic, electronic, or faxed bids or modifications will be considered. Island County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive all informalities in the bidding. BIDDING DOCUMENTS: Electronic copies of the bidding documents, planholders list, and any addenda for this solicitation can be accessed through an external link to QuestCDN from the website shown below. The bidding documents may be downloaded for a nonrefundable price of $10. Bidders must register with QuestCDN to download the documents. Contact Q u e s t C D N a t 952-233-1632 or info @ q u e s t c d n . c o m fo r assistance in free membership registration or with questions about downloading or printing documents. Hard copies of the bidding documents are not available for purchase from Island County, but are available fo r r ev i ew M - T h 8 : 0 0 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at the I s l a n d C o u n t y P u bl i c Works counter in Coupeville at 1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville, WA and on Camano Island at the Island County Annex at 121 North East Camano Drive, Camano Island WA. Download the bidding files to be registered as a plan holder and receive notifications of addenda or other important information corcerning this solicitation. Download the bidding documents by following the “Solicitations” tab then the project name referenced by this solicitation; from the following internet link. W E B S I T E : http://www.islandcount y. n e t / P u b l i c Works/DoingBusinesswithICPW.asp. BIDDER RESPONSIBILITY: All Bidders must meet the mandatory bidder responsibility criteria set for th in RCW 39.04.350(1). If req u i r e d , B i d d e r s mu s t also meet supplemental
bidder responsibility criteria as set out in the bidding documents and Contract Provisions. See the bidding documents for further information. BID BOND: All proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in certified check, cashier’s check, or bid bond in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the total bid price. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the time stated in the Contract Provisions, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to Island County. Legal No.543962 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 15, 19, 2014.
Chambers at City Hall on March 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, to consider the following item: THUNDER RIDGE DEVELOPMENT ACCESS - APPEAL OF CITY ENGINEER’S DECISION OF MAY 7, 2013 (PLN 13-00001) The Hearing Examiner will consider an appeal filed by Mr. Joel Douglas who is appealing the City Engineer’s decision to deny a new access permit at 34200 SR20 (Parcel Number R13325-317-2210). Anyone wishing to comment on the above items or provide other relevant information may do so in writing or appear in person before the Hearing Examiner at the time and place of said public hearing. After obtaining public input and conside r i n g t h e m a t t e r, t h e Hearing Examiner may approve or deny the proposed application. As p a r t o f t h e a p p r ova l , conditions or limitations may be imposed. For additional information, you may contact the City Department of Development Services in City Hall or call (360) 279-4512. Katherine D. Gifford Published: W h i d b e y News Times R e c o r d i n g Secretary February 15, 2014 Legal No.543954 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 15, 2014. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF ISLAND IN THE ESTATE OF CAROLINE J. VOGLER, Deceased. NO. 14 4 00025 3 N OT I C E TO C R E D l TORS The personal representative named below has been appointed and has qualified as personal representative of this est a t e. Pe r s o n s h av i n g claims against the decedent must, prior to the time such claims would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, serve their claims on the personal representative or the attorneys of record at the address stated below a n d f i l e a n exe c u t e d copy of the claim with the Clerk of this Court within four months after the date of first publication of this notice or within four months after the date of the filing of the copy of this Notice with the Clerk of the Court, whichever is later or, except under those provisions included in RCW 11.40.011 and 11.40.013, the claim will be forever barred. This bar is effective as to the claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the decedent. Date of filing copy of Notice to Creditors: January 28, 2014 Date of first publication: February 1, 2014 /s/Victor E. H. Vogler Personal Representative /s/Floyd F. Fulle F L O Y D F. F U L L E , WSBA#1851 Attorney for Estate PO Box 252 Clinton WA 98236 (360) 341-2429 email@example.com Legal No. 541303 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 1, 8, 15, 2014.
Notice of Availability of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP) at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington. Pursuant to the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 15001508), Navy regulations implementing the Nat i o n a l E nv i r o n m e n t a l Policy Act (NEPA) 1969 (32 CFR Part 775), and Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 5090.1C CH-1, the Department of the Navy (Navy) gives notice that an Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared and an Environmental Impact Statement is not required for the implementation of a revised INRMP at NAS Whidbey Island, Island County, Washington. Proposed Action: The Proposed Action is to adopt and implement a revised INRMP for NAS Whidbey Island in a manner that is consistent with the military use of the property to ensure a no net loss of military capabilities and meet the goals and objectives established in the Sikes Act Improvement Act (16 United States Code § 670 et seq.)(as amended). The revised INRMP was signed by the Commander, Navy Region Northwest on 11 January 2014 and it will remain in effect for five years, with annual updates as needed. The FONSI addressing this action is based on an EA dated December 2013, which evaluated the potential environmental effects of adopting and implementing the revised INRMP. The FONSI and/or the EA may be obtained online at http://goo.gl/lSMVJ2 or from Depar tment of the Navy, NAS Whidbey Island, Environmental Affairs Depar tment, 1 1 1 5 We s t L ex i n g t o n Dr ive, Bldg 103, Oak Harbor, WA 98278-3800 (Attn: Ms. Jackie Queen). LEGAL NO. 544347 Published: The Whidbey News Times, The South Whidbey Record. February 15, 2014. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE HEARING EXAMINER HE #03-04-14 Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before the City of Oak Harbor Hearing Examiner in the Council
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