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Council motion requires political signs in Oak Harbor gone by Nov. 20
Nov 18 2012, 6:02 AM
Politicians have until Nov. 20 to remove their signs from roadsides in Oak Harbor.
Last Wednesday, the city council unanimously, with a member absent, approved an amendment to the city’s code regarding temporary signs in order to correct a First Amendment problem.
The amendment makes a distinction between political and campaign signs, the latter of which can have more restrictions.
Oak Harbor School Board discusses athletics, activities’ place in levy
Nov 16 2012, 3:15 PM
The Oak Harbor School District board devoted Tuesday’s meeting to a workshop discussing athletics and activities and their role in the upcoming levy.
The board is asking the community to pass a $7.35 million levy in February. Money within the levy would support athletics and activities.
Emerson cites a pretentious snob | Letters
Nov 16 2012, 3:16 PM
The name droppers are at it again. It’s an ancient art of deception akin to that of profane swearing.
I find it amusing that anyone would want to cloak themselves in the memory of William F. Buckley as Commissioner Emerson did in the Sound Off column. Ever notice how people can be resurrected to suit anyone’s idea of sainthood if enough time has elapsed for the public to forget the truth? Actor Ronald Reagan is one that gets remade by those who forgot how he started out as a union president but changed for a higher paying script. He campaigned on a platform of lowering taxes, but only did it for his rich buddies while quietly shifting the tax load onto the working class by raising the California sales tax (then the state’s biggest income source) a whopping 50 percent. He, too, cited William F. Buckley as his wizard-in-chief while castigating those who complained about the double-cross by declaring on his weekly radio broadcast that “taxes should hurt” (as reported by our local newspaper).
The school levy is not a scam | Letters
Nov 16 2012, 3:17 PM
I find it disconcerting how misinformed Bill Burnett is about the local levy. He consistently and constantly misleads readers with exaggerations and outright lies.
The school district has done a wonderful job in getting the message out about the importance of the levy. It is not really necessary to go into great detail, but some facts need to be shared. Compared to surrounding districts our levy dollars are much lower, especially when you compare it to districts comparable in size as well as military districts. In fact, it is one of the lowest in the entire state.
Two churches team up for Thanksgiving eve service
Nov 16 2012, 3:19 PM
Oak Harbor Lutheran Church and Whidbey Presbyterian Church will combine to present a Thanksgiving Eve service, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 NW Second Ave. in Oak Harbor.
Five island churches unite to give thanks
Nov 16 2012, 3:20 PM
The congregations of five local churches, including the Oak Harbor Christian Reformed, First Reformed, Grace Evangelical, Korean Presbyterian and Anacortes Christian Reformed, will unite in worship 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22.
Over the river and through the wood to the best holiday | Faithful Living
Nov 16 2012, 3:22 PM
“Over the river and through the wood, to grandfather’s house we go; the horse knows the way, to carry the sleigh, through the white and drifted snow.”
--Lydia Marie Child, “Thanksgiving Day,” 1844
As I gather food requests from family members in anticipation of our Thanksgiving meal next week, I have been reminiscing. One delightful moment involved my dad’s youngest brother, known to all as “Uncle Ethan,” and a memory of him entering the front door of my childhood home, a pipe sticking out one side of his mouth and in his hands a large casserole. Always late, but never concerned, he entered that day with his usual bravado, singing out to those of us who had already gathered, “The horse knew the way, to carry our sleigh, through the bright and drifting snow...ho, ho!”
Island County's Festival of Trees changes lives with Big Brothers Big Sisters relationships
Nov 16 2012, 3:28 PM
Uniquely decorated trees and wreaths may be in the forefront of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County’s 14th annual Festival of Trees gala and auction, but what really shines are the life-changing relationships the event funds.
Festival of Trees begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Tickets cost $85.
RUFit to send 6 to national meet
Nov 19 2012, 10:28 AM
Six Running Unlimited Fitness athletes picked up berths in the national USA Track and Field Junior Olympic cross country meet with strong efforts at the regional competition Saturday, Nov. 17, at Mead High School in Spokane.
Oak Harbor, Coupeville grads continue athletic careers in college
Nov 21 2012, 9:43 AM
Here’s the latest look at how Oak Harbor and Coupeville high-school grads fared on the collegiate fields and courts this fall.