On behalf of the Whidbey Golf Club’s Ladies Association, I would like to recognize the unbelievable and continued support of these great businesses of Oak Harbor. This is an annual two-day tournament with women coming from throughout the state, California and Canada. With 84 golfers, it could not have been done without these amazing supporters.
On July 30 one of our nation’s most valuable and popular social programs turns 50. Signed into law by President Johnson, the program currently covers 55 million Americans – people aged 65 and older and those with permanent disabilities.
Jeez. I am so tired of having to correct Jim Pace’s wildly incorrect assumptions per his letter to the editor in Wednesday’s Whidbey News-Times.
Georgia Gardner wants to continue to serve our community as she has in the past.
Putting things in perspective is important to those seeking unclouded insight by the Whidbey News-Times editorial regarding candidates for hospital commissioner.
It is my hope that the citizens of Oak Harbor will consider carefully who they support for the next mayor of the city. Having dealt with City Council on the wastewater treatment plant, and looking at the history of City Council decisions, in my mind the one candidate who makes sense is Jim Campbell.
To say the decision by two of the three Port of Coupeville commissioners, Marshall Bronson and John Carr, voting to break the agreement that has been on-going for over 15 years with the Greenbank Farm Management Group was a surprise, is a profound understatement.
The news on any given day seems to show more violence and cruelty. It’s easy to think it’s someone else’s job to fix it, but what if you could do something about it?
Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor would like to thank all the great vendors and shoppers who participated in our 12th annual Beachcombers Bazaar.
The July 11 Whidbey News-Times editorial about the Port of Coupeville and Greenbank Farm Management Group was spot on.
I write to express my dissatisfaction with the action taken by the Port of Coupeville Board of Commissioners on July 8.
I read Sandra Kuykendall’s letter in the July 18 Whidbey News-Times with great interest. To try to redo history is a very slippery road.
On July 3, it must have been around 10-10:30 p.m., there was a loud explosion of fireworks. I woke up to that, and the sound of my husband’s scream.
During the Vietnam War, the military modified several C-130 aircraft to gun ships with much firepower. They would fly these aircraft in tight circles around a small ground target and direct their guns on that target. Why not borrow this technique to fight forest fires? Instead of bullets, it is pouring water, lots of water, on the target area, and accurately.
That two lame-duck — one non-elected — office holders can overturn nearly 20 years of collaboration and progress on the eve of their walking away from office is asinine.
In response to the recent Whidbey News-Times article on the success of the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s membership, wonderful!
Well, we got through the Fourth of July without too much property damage.
Seriously? The Island Transit board of directors wants to “ask for overpayment back” from Martha Rose? This is why I, and many others, loathe self-serving politicians.
Do you know of any veterans who must take the DAV van from Oak Harbor to the VA Medical Center in Seattle? If you do, ask and they will tell you it would not be possible without dedicated volunteer drivers ready to transport them.
In the upcoming election, the winning candidate for a seat on the Whidbey General Hospital board of commissioners will surely have to face the nasty job of dealing with sagging hospital finances.