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Gun control needs factual debate | Letters
Jan 18 2013, 3:54 PM
The Newtown tragedy makes us think of how such horrible events can be prevented. That applies equally to anti-gun and pro-gun sides of any debate on the subject. There are the usual reactions on both sides, with many bystanders to such discussions just assuming all statements and proposals are factual. That is not the case. Facts and truth are casualties on both sides of the debate.
Some pro-gun people go overboard, but the worst comes from the anti-gun side. Statements are made and proposals floated that are the same ineffective ones that come out after each tragic incident.
Oak Harbor schools flourish with levy support | Letters
Jan 18 2013, 3:55 PM
If the school levy doesn’t pass, it will greatly affect Oak Harbor schools. It is very important that children today get the best academic experience possible because they are the future generation.
I am a Seventh-grader at Oak Harbor Middle School and I am 12 years old. Currently there are many things that need to improve. First of all, we have many outdated and/or damaged textbooks. In my World History class, over half of our textbooks are in poor condition. Several are held together by duct tape. If the levy is passed, $600,000 would go to the replacement of outdated/damaged textbooks.
Departure was about bringing attention to gun issue | Sound Off
Jan 18 2013, 3:57 PM
My decision to excuse myself from the Jan. 15 City Council meeting was not done in protest of a citizen’s rights to “bear arms” as those rights are outlined in the Second Amendment of our Constitution.
Rather, it was my effort to bring attention to the fact that, although the state has “pre-empted” local governments from regulating this subject, the state legislature has not bothered to consider the importance of precluding the possession of firearms in places like public parks or city hall.
Get a sound education about Puget Sound
Jan 18 2013, 4:03 PM
From crabbing to cold water sharks to the effects of personal care products on the environment, a one-day university in Oak Harbor will teach a variety of topics relating to Puget Sound and its health.
After a few years on South Whidbey, this year Sound Waters is moving to Oak Harbor High School. Classes take place Saturday, Feb. 2. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Ask God to participate in the ups and down of daily life | Faithful Living
Jan 18 2013, 4:05 PM
At the tender age of 15, I asked Christ to enter my life because I understood I did not possess the knowledge, wisdom, patience and endurance to live as well as I want to live. When I married 31 years ago, with the intention to be a happy partner for life, I again understood I could not possibly do it without Him. This approach, as a married individual, goes well beyond a simple outlook or philosophy. To ask Christ to be a part of our lives and marriages is to ask the living God Himself to participate, inter-relate, influence and bond you with your spouse on a daily basis.
Audio chat deals with debt and fear | Religion Notes
Jan 18 2013, 4:07 PM
“Dealing with debt and financial fears” is the next question and answer audio chat at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Oak Harbor Christian Science Reading Room, 721 SW 20th Court at Scenic Heights Street.
Nine Oak Harbor High School students among 87 honored as Champions of Diversity
Jan 18 2013, 4:08 PM
More than 500 community members attended the 13th annual Champions of Diversity Awards ceremony that honored 87 area high school students for their contributions to diversity in their schools and communities. Among the honorees were nine Oak Harbor High Schools students.
Last month, educational institutions, local businesses and community organizations awarded an all time high of $208,366 in scholarships to 59 seniors who have shown exemplary service in leadership, community service, as well as academic and educational activities.
Falcons control boards, game in win over CHS | Girls basketball
Jan 21 2013, 8:38 AM
Dominating the boards helped the South Whidbey High School girls basketball team dominate the game, defeating visiting Coupeville 49-25 Friday, Jan. 18.
Stanwood's 4th-quarter eruptions stop Oak Harbor boys, girls | Basketball
Jan 21 2013, 9:48 AM
Stanwood High School has both the best boys and girls basketball teams in the Wesco 3A North, and maybe all of the Western Conference, and both received a bit of a scare from Oak Harbor Friday Jan. 18. Then came the fourth quarter.
Wildcats win at Skyline; state next | Cheer
Jan 21 2013, 2:49 PM
Priming for the state tournament this weekend, the Oak Harbor High School cheer team blitzed the competition at Sammamish's Skyline High School Saturday, Jan. 19.